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Hardware Maintenance Manual
Machine Types: 0896, 0900, 0958, 0967, 1112, 1271, 2116, 3498,
3578, 3593, 3594, 3595, 3596, 3597, 3598, 3617, 3629, 3634, 3654,
3655, 3660, 3662, 3664, 3665, 3668, 3675, and 3676

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  • Page 1 ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual Machine Types: 0896, 0900, 0958, 0967, 1112, 1271, 2116, 3498, 3578, 3593, 3594, 3595, 3596, 3597, 3598, 3617, 3629, 3634, 3654, 3655, 3660, 3662, 3664, 3665, 3668, 3675, and 3676...
  • Page 2 “Safety information” on page 3 and Appendix A “Notices” on page 161. Second Edition (August 2012) © Copyright Lenovo 2012. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 3. General information ..33 Hard Disk Password... Lenovo Welcome....Setting, changing, and deleting a password .
  • Page 4 Locating connectors, controls, and indicators Removing and reinstalling the front bezel . . on the front of your computer ..Accessing the system board components and Locating connectors on the rear of your drives ....computer .
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. About This Manual

    This manual is intended only for trained service personnel who are familiar with Lenovo computer products. Before servicing a Lenovo computer product, be sure to read Chapter 2 “Safety information” on page 3. Chapter 7 “Symptom-to-FRU index” on page 63 and Chapter 11 “Additional service information” on page 157 are not specific to any machine type.
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  • Page 7: Chapter 2. Safety Information

    Observe the following rules when working on electrical equipment. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 8 Important: Use only approved tools and test equipment. Some hand tools have handles covered with a soft material that does not insulate you when working with live electrical currents. Many customers have, near their equipment, rubber floor mats that contain small conductive fibers to decrease electrostatic discharges. Do not use this type of mat to protect yourself from an electric shock.
  • Page 9: Voltage-Selection Switch

    Voltage-selection switch Some computers are equipped with a voltage-selection switch located near the power-cord connection point on the computer. If your computer has a voltage-selection switch, ensure that you set the switch to match the voltage available at your electrical outlet. Setting the voltage-selection switch incorrectly can cause permanent damage to the computer.
  • Page 10: Handling Electrostatic Discharge-Sensitive Devices

    5. Check for any obvious alterations. Use good judgment as to the safety of any alterations. 6. Check inside the unit for any obvious unsafe conditions, such as metal filings, contamination, water or other liquids, or signs of fire or smoke damage. 7.
  • Page 11 • French • German • Hebrew • Italian • Korean • Spanish DANGER Electrical current from power, telephone and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: • Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.
  • Page 12 CAUTION: When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD-ROM drives, fiber optic devices, or transmitters) are installed, note the following: • Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device. •...
  • Page 13 Chapter 2 Safety information...
  • Page 14 ≥18 kg (37 lb) ≥32 kg (70.5 lb) ≥55 kg (121.2 lb) ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 15 PERIGO A corrente elétrica proveniente de cabos de alimentação, de telefone e de comunicações é perigosa. Para evitar risco de choque elétrico: • Não conecte nem desconecte nenhum cabo ou execute instalação, manutenção ou reconfiguração deste produto durante uma tempestade com raios. •...
  • Page 16 CUIDADO: Ao substituir a bateria de lítio, utilize apenas uma bateria com Número de Peça 45C1566 ou um tipo de bateria equivalente recomendado pelo Se o seu sistema possui um módulo com uma bateria de lítio, substitua-o apenas por um módulo do mesmo tipo e do mesmo fabricante. A bateria contém lítio e pode explodir se não for utilizada, manuseada ou descartada de maneira correta.
  • Page 17 CUIDADO: O botão de controle de alimentação do dispositivo e o botão para ligar/desligar da fonte de alimentação não desligam a corrente elétrica fornecida ao dispositivo. O dispositivo também pode ter mais de um cabo de alimentação. Para remover toda a corrente elétrica do dispositivo, assegure que todos os cabos de alimentação estejam desconectados da fonte de alimentação.
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  • Page 19 Chapter 2 Safety information...
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  • Page 21 DANGER Le courant électrique provenant de l'alimentation, du téléphone et des câbles de transmission peut présenter un danger. Pour éviter tout risque de choc électrique : • Ne manipulez aucun câble et n'effectuez aucune opération d'installation, d'entretien ou de reconfiguration de ce produit au cours d'un orage.
  • Page 22 ATTENTION: Remplacer la pile au lithium usagée par une pile de référence identique exclusivement, (référence 45C1566), ou suivre les instructions du fabricant qui en définit les équivalences. Si votre système est doté d'un module contenant une pile au lithium, vous devez le remplacer uniquement par un module identique, produit par le même fabricant.
  • Page 23 ≥18 kg (37 lb) ≥32 kg (70.5 lb) ≥55 kg (121.2 lb) ATTENTION: Soulevez la machine avec précaution. ATTENTION: L'interrupteur de contrôle d'alimentation de l'unité et l'interrupteur dubloc d'alimentation ne coupent pas le courant électrique alimentantl'unité. En outre, le système peut être équipé de plusieurs cordonsd'alimentation.
  • Page 24 VORSICHT An Netz-, Telefon- und Datenleitungen können gefährliche Spannungen anliegen. Aus Sicherheitsgründen: • Bei Gewitter an diesem Gerät keine Kabel anschließen oder lösen. Ferner keine Installations-, Wartungs- oder Rekonfigurationsarbeiten durchführen. • Gerät nur an eine Schutzkontaktsteckdose mit ordnungsgemäß geerdetem Schutzkontakt anschließen.
  • Page 25 ACHTUNG: Bei der Installation von Lasergeräten (wie CD-ROM-Laufwerken, DVD- aufwerken, Einheiten mit Lichtwellenleitertechnik oder Sendern) Folgendes beachten: • Die Abdeckungen nicht entfernen. Durch Entfernen der Abdeckungen des Lasergeräts können gefährliche Laserstrahlungen freigesetzt werden. Das Gerät enthält keine zu wartenden Teile. •...
  • Page 26 ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 27 Chapter 2 Safety information...
  • Page 28 PERICOLO La corrente elettrica proveniente dai cavi di alimentazione, del telefono e di comunicazione può essere pericolosa. Per evitare il rischio di scosse elettriche: • Non collegare o scollegare qualsiasi cavo oppure effettuare l'installazione, la manutenzione o la riconfigurazione del prodotto durante un temporale. •...
  • Page 29 ATTENZIONE: Quando si sostituisce la batteria al litio, utilizzare solo il Numero parte 45C1566 o un tipo di batteria equivalente consigliato dal produttore. Se sul sistema è presente un modulo che contiene una batteria al litio, sostituirlo solo con un tipo di modulo dello stesso tipo della stessa casa di produzione. La batteria contiene litio e può...
  • Page 30 ≥18 kg (37 lb) ≥32 kg (70.5 lb) ≥55 kg (121.2 lb) ATTENZIONE: Prestare attenzione nel sollevare l'apparecchiatura. ATTENZIONE: Il pulsante di controllo dell'alimentazione presente sull'unità e l'interruttore dell'alimentatore non disattivano l'alimentazione corrente fornita all'unità. E' possibile che l'unità disponga di più cavi di alimentazione.
  • Page 31 Chapter 2 Safety information...
  • Page 32 ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 33 PELIGRO La corriente eléctrica procedente de cables de alimentación, teléfonos y cables de comunicación puede ser peligrosa. Para evitar el riesgo de descarga eléctrica: • No conecte ni desconecte los cables ni realice ninguna tarea de instalación, mantenimiento o reconfiguración de este producto durante una tormenta eléctrica. •...
  • Page 34 PRECAUCIÓN: Cuando haya productos láser (como unidades de CD-ROM, unidades de DVD, dispositivos de fibra óptica o transmisores) instalados, tenga en cuenta lo siguiente: • No quite las cubiertas. Si quita las cubiertas del producto láser, podría quedar expuesto a radiación láser peligrosa.
  • Page 35 PRECAUCIÓN: El botón de control de alimentación del dispositivo y el interruptor de alimentación de la fuente de alimentación no desconectan la corriente eléctrica suministrada al dispositivo. Además, el dispositivo podría tener más de un cable de alimentación. Para suprimir toda la corriente eléctrica del dispositivo, asegúrese de que todos los cables de alimentación estén desconectados de la toma de corriente.
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  • Page 37: Chapter 3. General Information

    To access the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools. The following table lists the programs that you can access from the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program. To access a program, double-click the corresponding icon.
  • Page 38: Additional Information Resources

    Web page, opening a file, and so on. You also can use the SimpleTap program to access the Lenovo App Shop, from which you can download various applications and computer software. To start the SimpleTap program, do any of the following: •...
  • Page 39: For Machine Types: 0900, 0967, 1271, 3578, 3594, 3596, 3598, 3629, 3654, 3660, 3664, 3668, And 3676

    • Altitude: Operating: -50 to 10 000 ft (-15.2 to 3 048 m) Non-operating: -50 to 35 000 ft (-15.2 to 10 668 m) Electrical input • Input voltage: – Low range: Minimum: 100 V ac Maximum: 127 V ac Input frequency range: 50 to 60 Hz Voltage-selection switch setting: 115 V ac –...
  • Page 40 Input frequency range: 50 to 60 Hz – High range: Minimum: 200 V ac Maximum: 240 V ac Input frequency range: 50 to 60 Hz ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 41: Chapter 4. General Checkout

    Service Support and Engineering functions. • Machine type and model • Processor or hard disk drive upgrades • Failure symptom – Do diagnostics indicate a failure? – What, when, where, single, or multiple systems? – Is the failure repeatable? © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 42 – Has this configuration ever worked? – If it has been working, what changes were made prior to it failing? – Is this the original reported failure? • Diagnostics version – Type and version level • Hardware configuration – Print (print screen) configuration currently in use –...
  • Page 43: Chapter 5. Troubleshooting And Diagnostics

    Note: If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. For a list of service and support telephone numbers, refer to the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer or go to the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone. Symptom...
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting Procedure

    • If the diagnostic programs detect a hardware failure, contact the Lenovo Customer Support Center. See “Additional information resources” on page 34 for more information. • If you are unable to run the diagnostic programs, contact the Lenovo Customer Support Center. See “Additional information resources” on page 34 for more information.
  • Page 45: Audio Problems

    Select the problem your computer is experiencing from the following list: • “Audio problems” on page 41 • “CD problems” on page 42 • “DVD problems” on page 43 • “Intermittent problems” on page 44 • “Hard disk drive problems” on page 45 •...
  • Page 46: Cd Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34. An audio disc or AutoPlay-enabled disc does not automatically play when it is...
  • Page 47: Dvd Problems

    Note that on some models the startup sequence is permanently set and cannot be changed. If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 48: Intermittent Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 49: Hard Disk Drive Problems

    If airflow is blocked or the fans are not working, the computer might overheat. If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 50 See “Enabling or disabling a device” on page 59. If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 51: Monitor Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 52 If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 53: Networking Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, your monitor might need service. See “Additional information resources” on page 34 for details. Networking problems The following are the most common networking problems. Select your networking problem from the following list: •...
  • Page 54: A Wireless Lan Problem

    The adapter stops working for no apparent reason Symptom: The adapter stops working for no apparent reason. Action: The network driver files may be corrupt or missing. Update the driver by referring to the “Solution” description for the procedure to make sure that the correct device driver is installed. The Wake on LAN feature is not working Symptom: The Wake on LAN (WOL) feature is not working.
  • Page 55: Option Problems

    Bluetooth, a PIM item sent from the Windows 7 operating system might be saved as a file with the extension .contact. Option problems Use this information to diagnose problems with Lenovo hardware options that do not have their own troubleshooting information. Select your symptom from the following list: •...
  • Page 56: Performance And Lockup Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 57: Insufficient Memory

    3. Click Disk Cleanup. 4. A list of unnecessary file categories is displayed. Select each file category you want to delete, and then click OK. • 1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel. 2. Click Programs. 3. Click Turn Windows features on or off. 4.
  • Page 58: Printer Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 56 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34. Printer problems Symptom: The printer does not work.
  • Page 59: Usb Problems

    Action: Some software developed before the year 2000 used only the last two digits of a year to sort dates, always assuming the first two digits were 19. Consequently, these programs sort dates out of order. Check with your software manufacturer to see if any updates are available. Many software manufacturers make updates available from the World Wide Web.
  • Page 60: Diagnostics

    Note: If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running the program, save and print the log files created by the program. You will need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical support representative.
  • Page 61: Copyright Lenovo

    • Administrator Password • Hard Disk Password You do not have to set any passwords to use your computer. However, using passwords improves computing security. If you decide to set any passwords, read the following sections. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 62: Password Considerations

    Password considerations A password can be any combination of up to 64 alphabetic and numeric characters. For security reasons, it is recommended to use a strong password that cannot be easily compromised. To set a strong password, use the following guidelines: •...
  • Page 63: Erasing Lost Or Forgotten Passwords (Clearing Cmos)

    Note: A password can be any combination of up to 64 alphabetic and numeric characters. For more information, see “Password considerations” on page 58. Erasing lost or forgotten passwords (clearing CMOS) This section provides instructions on how to erase lost or forgotten passwords, such as a user password. To erase a lost or forgotten password, do the following: 1.
  • Page 64: Selecting A Startup Device

    • Select ATA Drive Setup to enable or disable an internal or external SATA device. 4. Select the desired settings and press Enter. 5. Press F10 to save changes and exit the Setup Utility program. See “Exiting the Setup Utility program” on page 61.
  • Page 65: Exiting The Setup Utility Program

    • Pressing the power switch • Enabling the wake up on alarm feature The wake up on alarm feature enables your computer to wake up at a set time. To enable the wake up on alarm feature, do the following: 1.
  • Page 66 ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 67: Chapter 7. Symptom-To-Fru Index

    • Microprocessor(s) connection Check the power cord for continuity. Power cord Check the power-on switch for continuity. Power-on switch Beep symptoms Beep symptoms are tones or a series of tones separated by pauses (intervals without sound) during POST. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 68: Post Error Codes

    The following tables describes beep symptoms. Beep Symptom FRU/Action Perform the following actions in order. 2 short beeps CMOS setting error 1. Start the Setup Utility program and press F10 to Save and exit. See Chapter 6 “Using the Setup Utility program”...
  • Page 69 POST Error code POST Error message Description/Action 1762 This error message is displayed when a hard disk Configuration change has occurred drive or optical drive change has been made. Press F1 to enter the Setup Utility program. Then press F10 to save and exit the Setup Utility program.
  • Page 70: Miscellaneous Error Messages

    Miscellaneous error messages Message/Symptom FRU/Action Changing display colors Display/Monitor Computer will not power-off. See “Hard disk drive boot 1. Power Switch error” on page 63. 2. System Board 3. Riser card, if installed Computer will not RPL from server 1. Ensure that network is in startup sequence as first device or first device after diskette 2.
  • Page 71: Undetermined Problems

    Message/Symptom FRU/Action Non-system disk or disk error-type message with a 1. Diskette Drive known-good diagnostic diskette. 2. System Board 3. Diskette Drive Cable 1. Display Other display symptoms not listed above (including blank or illegible display) 2. System Board Power-on indicator or hard disk drive in-use light not on, 1.
  • Page 72 d. Extended video memory e. External Cache f. External Cache RAM g. Hard disk drive h. Diskette drive 3. Turn on the power and the computer to re-test the system. 4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until you find the failing device or adapter cards. If all devices and adapter cards have been removed, and the problem continues, replace the system board.
  • Page 73: Chapter 8. Locations

    Figure 1. Front connector, control, and indicator locations Hard disk drive activity indicator USB connector (USB port 1) Power indicator Headphone connector Power switch Microphone connector Optical drive eject/close button USB connector (USB port 2) © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 74: Locating Connectors On The Rear Of Your Computer

    Locating connectors on the rear of your computer Figure 2 “Rear connector locations” on page 70 shows the locations of the connectors on the rear of your computer. Some connectors on the rear of your computer are color-coded to help you determine where to connect the cables on your computer.
  • Page 75: Locating Major Frus And Crus

    Connector Description DVI monitor connector Used to attach a DVI monitor or other devices that use a DVI monitor connector. Ethernet connector Used to attach an Ethernet cable for a local area network (LAN). Note: To operate the computer within FCC Class B limits, use a Category 5 Ethernet cable.
  • Page 76 Figure 3. Locating major FRUs and CRUs The following table lists the major FRUs shown in Figure 3 “Locating major FRUs and CRUs” on page 72 and identifies which FRUs also are self-service CRUs or optional-service CRUs. Notes: ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 77: Looking Up Fru Information

    Mouse Looking up FRU information For detailed FRU information, such as the FRU part numbers and supported computer models, go to: http:/www.lenovo.com/serviceparts-lookup Locating parts on the system board Your computer comes with either of the following types of system board.
  • Page 78 Figure 4 “System board part locations” on page 74 shows the locations of the parts on one type of system board. Figure 4. System board part locations 4-pin power connector SATA connectors (3) Microprocessor Front USB connector 2 (for connecting an additional USB device) Microprocessor fan connector Clear CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor)
  • Page 79 Figure 5 “System board part locations” on page 75 shows the locations of the parts on the other type of system board. Figure 5. System board part locations 4-pin power connector SATA connectors (4) Microprocessor Front USB connector 1 (for connecting USB connectors 1 and 2 on the front bezel) Microprocessor fan connector Front USB connector 2 (for connecting an additional USB...
  • Page 80: Locating Internal Drives

    Locating internal drives Internal drives are devices that your computer uses to read and store data. You can add drives to your computer to increase storage capacity and enable your computer to read other types of media. Internal drives are installed in bays. In this manual, the bays are referred to as bay 1, bay 2, and so on. When installing or replacing an internal drive, it is important to note the type and size of the drive that you can install or replace in each bay and correctly connect the cables to the drive installed.
  • Page 81: For Machine Types: 0900, 0967, 1271, 3578, 3594, 3596, 3598, 3629, 3654, 3660, 3664, 3668, And 3676

    For machine types: 0900, 0967, 1271, 3578, 3594, 3596, 3598, 3629, 3654, 3660, 3664, 3668, and 3676. Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your computer Figure 7 “Front connector, control, and indicator locations” on page 77 shows the locations of the connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your computer.
  • Page 82: Locating Connectors On The Rear Of Your Computer

    Locating connectors on the rear of your computer Figure 8 “Rear connector locations” on page 78 shows the locations of the connectors on the rear of your computer. Some connectors on the rear of your computer are color-coded to help you determine where to connect the cables on your computer.
  • Page 83 Figure 9. Locating major FRUs and CRUs The following table lists the major FRUs shown in Figure 9 “Locating major FRUs and CRUs” on page 79 and identifies which FRUs also are self-service CRUs or optional-service CRUs. Chapter 8 Locations...
  • Page 84: Looking Up Fru Information

    Looking up FRU information For detailed FRU information, such as the FRU part numbers and supported computer models, go to: http:/www.lenovo.com/serviceparts-lookup Locating parts on the system board Figure 10 “System board part locations” on page 81 shows the locations of the parts on the system board.
  • Page 85 Figure 10. System board part locations 4-pin power connector SATA connectors (4) Microprocessor Front USB connector 2 (for connecting additional USB devices) Microprocessor fan connector Clear CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) /Recovery jumper Memory slot 1 (DIMM1) Battery Memory slot 2 (DIMM2) Cover presence switch connector (Intrusion switch connector) Thermal sensor connector...
  • Page 86: Locating Internal Drives

    Locating internal drives Internal drives are devices that your computer uses to read and store data. You can add drives to your computer to increase storage capacity and enable your computer to read other types of media. Internal drives are installed in bays. In this manual, the bays are referred to as bay 1, bay 2, and so on. Your computer comes with the following factory-installed drives: •...
  • Page 87: Chapter 9. Replacing Frus (Machine Types: 0896, 0958, 1112, 2116, 3498, 3593, 3595, 3597, 3617, 3634, 3655, 3662, 3665, And 3675)

    Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding “Important safety information” on page 1. Notes: 1. Use only computer parts provided by Lenovo. 2. When installing or replacing an option, use the appropriate instructions in this section along with the instructions that come with the option.
  • Page 88: Removing The Computer Cover

    When installing an external option, see “Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your computer” on page 69 and “Locating connectors on the rear of your computer” on page 70 to identify the required connector. Then, use the instructions that come with the option to help you make the connection and install any software or device drivers that are required for the option.
  • Page 89: Removing And Reinstalling The Front Bezel

    5. Remove the two screws that secure the computer cover and slide the computer cover to the rear to remove it. Figure 12. Removing the computer cover Removing and reinstalling the front bezel Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1.
  • Page 90 3. Remove the front bezel by releasing the three plastic tabs on the left side and pivoting the front bezel outward. Figure 13. Removing the front bezel ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 91: Installing Or Replacing A Pci Card

    4. To reinstall the front bezel, align the three plastic tabs on the right side of the front bezel with the corresponding holes in the chassis, then pivot the front bezel inwards until it snaps into position on the left side. Figure 14.
  • Page 92 3. At the rear of the computer, remove the screw that secures the PCI card latch. Figure 15. Removing the screw that secures the PCI card latch 4. Depending on whether you are installing or replacing a PCI card, do one of the following: •...
  • Page 93 Figure 16. Removing the PCI card Notes: a. The card fits tightly into the card slot. If necessary, alternate moving each side of the card a small amount until it is removed from the card slot. b. If the card is held in place by a retaining latch, press the card retaining latch as shown to disengage the latch.
  • Page 94: Replacing The Battery

    7. Pivot the card latch to the closed position to secure the PCI card. Figure 17. Installing a PCI card 8. Reinstall the screw to secure the PCI card latch in place. 9. To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 117. Replacing the battery Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 95: Installing Or Replacing A Memory Module

    4. Remove the old battery. Figure 18. Removing the old battery 5. Install a new battery. Figure 19. Installing a new battery 6. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the cables. See “Completing the parts replacement” on page 117. Note: When the computer is turned on for the first time after replacing the battery, an error message might be displayed.
  • Page 96 5. Remove any parts that might prevent your access to the memory slots. Depending on your computer model, you might need to remove the PCI Express x16 graphics card for easier access to the memory slots. See “Installing or replacing a PCI card” on page 87. 6.
  • Page 97: Installing Or Replacing The Optical Drive

    7. Position the new memory module over the memory slot. Make sure that the notch on the memory module aligns correctly with the slot key on the system board. Push the memory module straight down into the slot until the retaining clips close. Figure 22.
  • Page 98 4. Remove the three screws that secure the optical drive. Then, slide the optical drive out of the front of the computer. Figure 23. Removing the optical drive 5. Slide the new optical drive into the drive bay from the front and align the screw holes in the new optical drive with the corresponding holes in the drive bay.
  • Page 99: Replacing The Heat Sink And Fan Assembly

    6. Connect one end of the signal cable to the rear of the new optical drive and the other end to an available SATA connector on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 73. Then, locate an available five-wire power connector and connect it to the rear of the new optical drive.
  • Page 100 6. Follow this sequence to remove the four screws that secure the heat sink and fan assembly to the system board: a. Partially remove screw , then fully remove screw , and then fully remove screw b. Partially remove screw , then fully remove screw , and then fully remove screw Note: Carefully remove the four screws from the system board to avoid any possible damage to the...
  • Page 101: Replacing The Power Supply Assembly

    Replacing the power supply assembly Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1. This section provides instructions on how to replace the power supply assembly. Although there are no moving parts in your computer after the power cord has been disconnected, the following warnings are required for your safety and proper Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification.
  • Page 102: Replacing The Microprocessor

    8. Install and tighten the four screws to secure the power supply assembly. Note: Use only screws provided by Lenovo. 9. Reconnect the power supply assembly cables to the system board and each of the drives.
  • Page 103 CAUTION: The heat sink and microprocessor might be very hot. Turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before removing the computer cover. To replace the microprocessor, do the following: 1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
  • Page 104 Figure 29. Removing the microprocessor Notes: a. Your microprocessor and socket might look different from the one illustrated. b. Note the orientation of the microprocessor in the socket. You can either look for the small triangle on one corner of the microprocessor or note the orientation of the notches on the microprocessor.
  • Page 105: Replacing The System Board

    11. Lower the new microprocessor straight down into the microprocessor socket on the system board. Figure 30. Installing the microprocessor 12. Close the microprocessor retainer and lock it into position with the small handle to secure the new microprocessor in the socket. 13.
  • Page 106 5. Carefully take note of the locations of all cable connections on the system board and disconnect all the cables. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 73. 6. Remove the heat sink and fan assembly from the failing system board. See “Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly”...
  • Page 107: Replacing The Primary Hard Disk Drive

    To install the microprocessor socket cover, do the following: 1. Release the lever securing the microprocessor retainer and open the retainer to access the microprocessor. 2. Grasp the microprocessor on the sides and lift it straight up and out of the socket. Do not touch the contacts on the microprocessor socket.
  • Page 108 5. Remove the four screws that secure the hard disk drive. Then, slide the hard disk drive out of the chassis. Figure 33. Removing the hard disk drive ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 109: Replacing The Rear Fan Assembly

    6. Slide the new hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay and align the screw holes in the new hard disk drive with the corresponding holes in the drive bay. Then, install the four screws to secure the new hard disk drive in place.
  • Page 110 To replace the rear fan assembly, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets. 2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 84. 3. Locate the rear fan assembly. See “Locating major FRUs and CRUs” on page 71. 4.
  • Page 111: Replacing The Front Audio And Usb Assembly

    7. Pull on the tips of the rubber mounts until the rear fan assembly is secured in place. Figure 37. Installing the rear fan assembly 8. Connect the rear fan assembly cable to the system fan connector on the system board. 9.
  • Page 112: Replacing The Wifi Units

    6. Remove the screw that secures the front audio and USB assembly bracket to the chassis to remove the bracket from the chassis. Figure 38. Removing the screw that secures the front audio and USB assembly to the chassis 7. Remove the two screws that secure the front audio and USB assembly to its bracket and remove the failing front audio and USB assembly from the bracket.
  • Page 113: Removing The Wifi Adapter Card

    Removing the WiFi adapter card To remove a WiFi adapter card, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets. 2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 84. 3.
  • Page 114 5. Grasp the WiFi adapter card that is currently installed and gently pull it out of the slot. Figure 40. Removing the WiFi adapter card Note: The card fits tightly into the card slot. If necessary, alternate moving each side of the card a small amount until it is removed from the card slot.
  • Page 115 2. Remove the two screws that secure the WiFi card module to the WiFi adapter card. Figure 42. Removing the screws that secure the WiFi card module 3. Pull the WiFi card module out of the mini PCI Express slot to remove it from the WiFi adapter card. Figure 43.
  • Page 116 1. Insert the WiFi card module into the mini PCI Express slot, and then install the two screws to secure the WiFi card module to the WiFi adapter card. Figure 44. Installing the WiFi card module ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 117 2. Connect the front antenna cable and rear antenna cable to the WiFi card module. Figure 45. Installing the WiFi antenna cables 3. Install the WiFi adapter card into the PCI Express x1 slot on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board”...
  • Page 118: Installing Or Removing The Rear Wifi Antenna

    Installing or removing the rear WiFi antenna Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1. This section provides instructions on how to install or remove the rear WiFi antenna. Installing the rear WiFi antenna To install the rear WiFi antenna, do the following: 1.
  • Page 119: Installing Or Removing The Front Wifi Antenna

    3. Hold the thicker end of the rear WiFi antenna and unscrew the WiFi antenna from the rear of the computer. Figure 48. Removing the rear WiFi antenna 4. To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 117. Installing or removing the front WiFi antenna Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 120 Figure 49. Peeling off the paper that protects the stickers 5. Stick the front antenna to the front panel as shown. Then insert the front antenna cable through the hole in the front panel. Figure 50. Installing the front WiFi antenna 6.
  • Page 121: Completing The Parts Replacement

    Removing the front WiFi antenna To remove the front WiFi antenna, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets. 2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 84. 3.
  • Page 122 9. To update your configuration, refer to Chapter 6 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 57. Note: In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective Field Replaceable Units (FRUs). Information about this will come with the new FRUs or will come a few days after you receive the new FRUs.
  • Page 123: Chapter 10. Replacing Frus (Machine Types: 0900, 0967, 1271, 3578, 3594, 3596, 3598, 3629, 3654, 3660, 3664, 3668, And 3676)

    Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1. Notes: 1. Use only computer parts provided by Lenovo. 2. When installing or replacing an option, use the appropriate instructions in this section along with the instructions that come with the option.
  • Page 124: Removing The Computer Cover

    required connector. Then, use the instructions that come with the option to help you make the connection and install any software or device drivers that are required for the option. Removing the computer cover Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1.
  • Page 125: Accessing The System Board Components And Drives

    1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer. 2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 120. 3.
  • Page 126 This section provides instructions on how to access the system board components and drives. To access the system board components and drives, do the following: 1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
  • Page 127: Installing Or Replacing A Memory Module

    Installing or replacing a memory module Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1. This section provides instructions on how to install or replace a memory module. Your computer has two slots for installing or replacing DDR3 DIMMs that provide up to a maximum of 16 GB system memory.
  • Page 128: Installing Or Replacing A Pci Card

    • If you are installing a memory module, open the retaining clips of the memory slot into which you want to install the memory module. Figure 59. Opening the retaining clips 9. Position the new memory module over the memory slot. Make sure that the notch on the memory module aligns correctly with the slot key on the system board.
  • Page 129 • If you are replacing an old PCI card, remove the screw that secures the old PCI card and release the old PCI card from the PCI card slot. Figure 61. Removing a PCI card Notes: a. The card fits tightly into the card slot. If necessary, alternate moving each side of the card a small amount until it is removed from the card slot.
  • Page 130: Replacing The Battery

    5. Install the new card into the appropriate card slot on the system board. Then, install the screw to secure the new PCI card in place. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 73. Figure 62. Installing the PCI card 6.
  • Page 131: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive

    Figure 63. Removing the old battery 6. Install the new battery. Figure 64. Installing the new battery 7. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected. 8. Close the computer cover and reconnect all external cables. See “Completing the parts replacement” on page 156.
  • Page 132 4. Note the location of the four screws that secure the hard disk drive. Then, pivot the drive bay assembly upward. Figure 65. Pivoting the drive bay assembly 5. Hold the hard disk drive and remove the four screws that secure the hard disk drive. Then, remove the hard disk drive from the drive bay assembly.
  • Page 133: Installing Or Replacing The Optical Drive

    7. Connect one end of the signal cable to the rear of the new hard disk drive and the other end to an available SATA connector on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 73. Then, locate an available five-wire power connector and connect it to the rear of the new hard disk drive.
  • Page 134 1. Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets. 2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 120. 3. Remove the front bezel. See “Removing and reinstalling the front bezel” on page 120. 4.
  • Page 135 8. Slide the optical drive out of the front of the computer. Figure 71. Removing the optical drive 9. Slide the new optical drive into the optical drive bay from the front of the computer. Figure 72. Installing a new optical drive Chapter 10 Replacing FRUs (machine types: 0900, 0967, 1271, 3578, 3594, 3596, 3598, 3629, 3654, 3660, 3664, 3668, and 3676)
  • Page 136: Replacing The Heat Sink And Fan Assembly

    10. Hold the new optical drive and pivot the drive bay assembly upward. Align the screw holes in the new optical drive with the corresponding holes in the drive bay. Then, install the two screws to secure the new optical drive in place. Figure 73.
  • Page 137 The heat sink and fan assembly might be very hot. Turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before removing the computer cover. To replace the heat sink and fan assembly, do the following: 1.
  • Page 138 5. Follow this sequence to remove the four screws that secure the heat sink and fan assembly to the system board: a. Partially remove screw , then fully remove screw , and then fully remove screw b. Partially remove screw , then fully remove screw , and then fully remove screw Note: Carefully remove the four screws from the system board to avoid any possible damage to the...
  • Page 139: Replacing The Power Supply Assembly

    10. Lower and position the heat sink fan duct on the top of the heat sink and fan assembly until it snaps into position. Figure 77. Installing the heat sink fan duct 11. To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 156. Replacing the power supply assembly Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 140 CAUTION: Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached. Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components. If you suspect a problem with one of these parts, contact a service technician.
  • Page 141 6. At the rear of the computer, remove the three screws that secure the power supply assembly. Press the power supply clip downward to release the power supply assembly and then slide the power supply assembly to the front of the computer. Lift the power supply assembly out of the computer. Figure 79.
  • Page 142 Then, install the three screws to secure the new power supply assembly in place. Note: Use only screws provided by Lenovo. Figure 80. Installing the power supply assembly 9.
  • Page 143: Replacing The Microprocessor

    10. Lower and position the heat sink fan duct on the top of the heat sink and fan assembly until it snaps into position. Figure 81. Installing the heat sink fan duct 11. To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 156. Replacing the microprocessor Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 144 5. Lift the small handle and open the retainer to access the microprocessor Figure 82. Accessing the microprocessor 6. Lift the microprocessor straight up and out of the microprocessor socket. Figure 83. Removing the microprocessor Notes: a. Your microprocessor and socket might look different from the one illustrated. ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 145 b. Note the orientation of the microprocessor in the socket. You can either look for the small triangle on one corner of the microprocessor or note the orientation of the notches on the microprocessor. This is important when installing the new microprocessor on the system board. c.
  • Page 146: Replacing The System Board

    14. To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 156. Replacing the system board Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1. This section provides instructions on how to replace the system board.
  • Page 147 8. Remove the six screws that secure the system board. Figure 85. Removing the six screws that secure the system board 9. Lift the system board out of the chassis. 10. Remove the microprocessor from the failing system board and install it on the new system board. See “Replacing the microprocessor”...
  • Page 148: Replacing The Front Audio And Usb Assembly

    2. Grasp the microprocessor on the sides and lift it straight up and out of the socket. Do not touch the contacts on the microprocessor socket. 3. Lower the microprocessor retainer, and then lower the lever to secure the retainer. Ensure that the lever is locked into position.
  • Page 149: Replacing The System Fan Assembly

    5. Remove the screw that secures the front audio and USB assembly bracket. Then remove the front audio and USB assembly bracket from the chassis. Figure 87. Removing the front audio and USB assembly 6. Remove the two screws that secure the front audio and USB assembly to its bracket. Then remove the failing front audio and USB assembly from the bracket.
  • Page 150 5. Remove the hard disk drive for easier access to the system fan assembly. See “Replacing the hard disk drive” on page 127. 6. Remove the heat sink fan duct. See “Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly” on page 132. 7.
  • Page 151: Replacing The Wifi Units

    9. Install the new system fan assembly by aligning the new rubber mounts that came with the new system fan assembly with the corresponding holes in the chassis, and then push the rubber mounts through the holes. Then, carefully pull on the tips of the rubber mounts from the bottom until the new system fan assembly is secured in place.
  • Page 152 2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 120. 3. If your computer comes with a WiFi card module that supports the Bluetooth function, disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the WiFi adapter card. Figure 90. Disconnecting the Bluetooth cable Note: The Bluetooth cable connects the Bluetooth connector on the WiFi adapter card to the front USB connector on the system board to support the Bluetooth function.
  • Page 153 1. Remove the WiFi adapter card from the computer, and then disconnect the front and rear WiFi antenna cables from the WiFi card module. Figure 92. Removing the WiFi antenna cables 2. Remove the two screws that secure the WiFi card module to the WiFi adapter card. Figure 93.
  • Page 154 3. Pull the WiFi card module out of the mini PCI Express slot to remove it from the WiFi adapter card. Figure 94. Removing the WiFi card module Installing the WiFi units To install the WiFi units, do the following: ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 155 1. Insert the WiFi card module into the mini PCI Express slot, and then install the two screws to secure the WiFi card module to the WiFi adapter card. Figure 95. Installing the WiFi card module 2. Connect the front antenna cable and rear antenna cable to the WiFi card module. Figure 96.
  • Page 156: Installing Or Removing The Rear Wifi Antenna

    3. Locate the two PCI Express x1 slots on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 80. 4. If the installed WiFi card module supports the Bluetooth function, use a Bluetooth cable to connect the Bluetooth connector on the WiFi adapter card to the front USB connector on the system board.
  • Page 157: Removing The Rear Wifi Antenna

    3. Adjust the angle of the rear antenna to lower the risk of breaking the antenna by accident. Figure 98. Installing the rear WiFi antenna 4. To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 156. Removing the rear WiFi antenna To remove the rear WiFi antenna, do the following: 1.
  • Page 158: Installing Or Removing The Front Wifi Antenna

    Installing or removing the front WiFi antenna Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information” on page 1. This section provides instructions on how to install or remove the front WiFi antenna. Installing the front WiFi antenna To install the front WiFi antenna, do the following: 1.
  • Page 159: Removing The Front Wifi Antenna

    5. Stick the front antenna to the front panel as shown. Then insert the front antenna cable through the hole in the front panel. Figure 101. Installing the front WiFi antenna 6. Connect the front antenna cable to the WiFi card module. 7.
  • Page 160: Completing The Parts Replacement

    8. To update your configuration, see Chapter 6 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 57. Note: In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective Field Replaceable Units (FRUs). Information about this will come with the new FRUs or will come a few days after you receive the new FRUs.
  • Page 161: Chapter 11. Additional Service Information

    “Using passwords” on page 57. Operating system password Note: This section applies only to computer models that have an operating system preinstalled from Lenovo. An operating system password is very similar to a power-on password and denies access to the computer by an unauthorized user when the password is activated.
  • Page 162: Updating (Flashing) The Bios From Your Operating System

    Updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating system Note: Because Lenovo makes constant improvements to its Web sites, the Web page contents are subject to change without notice, including the contents referenced in the following procedure.
  • Page 163: Power Management

    3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 73. 4. Remove any parts and disconnect any cables that might prevent your access to the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper. 5.
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  • Page 165: Appendix A. Notices

    Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 166: Television Output Notice

    Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. European conformance CE mark Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo The Lenovo logo Rescue and Recovery...
  • Page 167: Index

    91, 123 bays 76, 82 system board specifications 76, 82 Microphone connector microprocessor replacing 98, 139 mouse connector environment, operating 35–36 Ethernet connector exiting, Setup Utility external options, installing 83, 119 optical drive, installing or replacing © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 168 optical drive, replacing Setup Utility program, starting Optional-service CRUs 71, 78 Setup Utility, exiting starting the Setup Utility program startup device sequence, changing temporary, selecting part numbers 1, 69, 73, 80, 83, 119 static-sensitive devices, handling 83, 119 parts replacement, completing 117, 156 system board password...

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