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Lenovo IdeaPad
Y400/ Y500
User Guide
V1.0
Read the safety notices and important tips in the
included manuals before using your computer.

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    Lenovo IdeaPad Y400/ Y500 User Guide V1.0 Read the safety notices and important tips in the included manuals before using your computer.

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    Note • Before using the product, be sure to read Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide first. • Some instructions in this guide may assume that you are using Windows ® 8. If you are using other Windows operating system, some operations may be slightly different. If you are using other operating systems, some operations may not apply to you.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down ................20 Connecting to wireless LAN ........................22 Help and support ............................23 Chapter 3. Lenovo OneKey Recovery system................24 Chapter 4. Troubleshooting ......................25 Frequently asked questions ........................25 Troubleshooting ............................27 Appendix.

  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Getting To Know Your Computer, Top View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Top view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Y400 Note: The illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual product.

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Y500 Integrated camera Use the camera for video communication. Built-in microphone Captures sound which can be used for video conferencing, voice narration, or audio recording. (with noise reduction) Computer display Provides brilliant visual output. Power button Press this button to turn on the computer.

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer The touchpad functions as a conventional mouse. Touchpad One Piece multi-touch clickpad: To move the cursor on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which you want the cursor to move.

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Using the keyboard Your computer has a numeric keypad and function keys incorporated in its standard keyboard. Numeric keypad Y500 The keyboard has a separate numeric keypad. To enable or disable the numeric keypad, press the Num Lock key.

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Function key combinations Through the use of the function keys, you can change operational features instantly. To use this function, press and hold Fn ; then press one of the function keys Y400 Y500...

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer The following describes the features of each function key. Fn + Esc: Cancel hotkey. Fn + F1: Enter sleep mode. Fn + F2: Turn on/off the backlight of the LCD screen. Fn + F3: Open the interface for selecting display options.

  • Page 11: Left-side View

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Y400 Y500 When the computer is off, press this button to start the Lenovo OneKey Novo button Recovery system or the BIOS setup utility, or to enter the boot menu.

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Connecting USB devices You can connect a USB device to your computer by inserting its USB plug (Type A) into the USB port on your computer. The first time you plug a USB device into a particular USB port on your computer, Windows automatically installs a driver for that device.

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Enabling Bluetooth and WLAN communications on your computer Press Fn + to make configuration. Note: • When you do not need to use the Bluetooth function, turn it off to save battery power. •...

  • Page 14: Right-side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Right-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Y400 a b c a b c...

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Y500 a b c a b c a b c a b c Headphone jack Connects to external headphones. Attention: • Listening to music at high volume over extended periods of time may damage your hearing. Microphone jack Connects to external microphones.

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    Before purchasing any security product, verify that it is compatible with this type of security • keyhole. • You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security features. Lenovo offers no comment judgment or warranty regarding the function, quality or performance of locking devices and security features.

  • Page 17: Front View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Front view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Y400 Y500 System status...

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    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Using memory cards (not supplied) Your computer supports the following types of memory cards: • Secure Digital (SD) card • Secure Digital PRO (SD PRO) card • MultiMediaCard (MMC) • Memory Stick (MS) •...

  • Page 19: Bottom View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Bottom view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Y400 Battery latch - manual The manual battery latch is used to keep the battery pack secured in place.

  • Page 20: Product View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Y500 Battery latch - manual The manual battery latch is used to keep the battery pack secured in place. Battery pack Battery latch - spring The spring-loaded battery latch keeps the battery pack secured in place. loaded Removable module lock...

  • Page 21: Chapter 2. Starting To Use Windows 8, Configuring The Operating System For The First Time

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 Configuring the operating system for the first time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You may need to configure the operating system when it is first used. The configuration process may include the procedures below: •...

  • Page 22: The Charms

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 The charms - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The five charms provide new and faster ways to perform many basic tasks, and are always available regardless of whichever app you are currently in.

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    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 Share charm The Share charm lets you send links, photos, and more to your friends and social networks without leaving the app you are in. Start charm The Start charm is a fast way to go to the Start screen. Devices charm The Devices charm allows you to connect or send files to any external devices, including digital cameras, TVs, or printers.

  • Page 24: Putting The Computer To Sleep Or Shutting It Down

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When you have finished working with your computer, you can put it to sleep or shut it down.

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    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 Shutting down the computer If you are not going to use your computer for a long time, shut it down. To shut down your computer: Open the charms, select Settings → Shut down. Select Power...

  • Page 26: Connecting To Wireless Lan

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 Connecting to wireless LAN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Enabling a wireless connection To enable wireless functions, do one of the following: •...

  • Page 27: Help And Support

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Help and support If you have problem about the operating system, see the Windows Help and Support file.

  • Page 28: Chapter 3. Lenovo Onekey Recovery System

    The above instructions should be followed when Windows can be started normally. • If Windows cannot be started, then follow the steps below to start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system: Shut down the computer. Press the Novo button. From the Novo button menu, select the Lenovo OneKey Recovery...

  • Page 29: Chapter 4. Troubleshooting, Frequently Asked Questions

    Drivers and preinstalled software Where are the installation discs for Lenovo preinstalled software (desktop software)? Your computer did not come with installation discs for Lenovo preinstalled software. If you need to reinstall preinstalled software, you can find the installation program on the D partition of your hard disk.

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    Legacy support. The legacy Windows operating system cannot be installed if you don't change the boot mode. Getting help How can I contact the customer support center? See “Chapter 3. Getting help and service” of Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide.

  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    • If you forget your hard disk drive password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the hard disk drive replaced.

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    (POST). - The operating temperature is within the acceptable range. See “Chapter 2. Use and care Information” of Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide. Note: If the battery is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced.

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    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Battery problems Discharge and recharge the battery. Your computer shuts down before • the battery status indicator shows empty. -or- Your computer operates after the battery status indicator shows empty. The operating time for a fully charged battery is short. The computer does not operate with •...

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    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Other problems To turn off your computer, press and hold the power button for 4 Your computer does not respond. • seconds or more. If the computer still does not respond, remove the AC adapter and the battery. •...

  • Page 35: Appendix. Cru Instructions, Replacing The Battery

    Appendix. CRU instructions Note: The illustrations used in this appendix are for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500, unless otherwise stated. • • The following steps about upgrading and replacing devices are the same for the Y400 and Y500. Make sure the battery has been removed before replacing any devices.

  • Page 36: Replacing The Removable Module

    Appendix. CRU instructions Replacing the removable module - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Note: •...

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    Appendix. CRU instructions Gently push the removable DVD Burner into the module compartment Lock the latch in the direction shown by the arrow Install the battery pack. The following table provides a list of CRUs (Customer Replaceable Units) for your computer, and informs you of where to find replacement instructions.

  • Page 38: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Lenovo IdeaPad OneKey Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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