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Machine Types: 3261, 3263, 3264, 3267, 3273, 3856, 4004, and 4156

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  • Page 1 ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual Machine Types: 3261, 3263, 3264, 3267, 3273, 3856, 4004, and 4156...
  • Page 2 “Safety information” on page 3 and Appendix A “Notices” on page 131. First Edition (May 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 Selecting a startup device ..Lenovo Welcome....Selecting a temporary startup device ..
  • Page 4 Replacing the ac power adapter ..Hardware-controlled passwords ..Replacing the ac power adapter bracket. . . Operating system password ..Replacing the power switch board ..Vital Product Data .
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. About This Manual

    It is intended only for trained servicers who are familiar with Lenovo computer products. Before servicing a Lenovo product, be sure to read the Safety Information in Chapter 2 “Safety information” on page 3. Chapter 7 “Symptom-to-FRU index” on page 61 and Chapter 10 “Additional service information” on page 127 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. •...
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  • 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...
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  • 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

    • Click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools, and double-click SimpleTap. • Click the red SimpleTap launch point on the desktop. The red launch point is available on the desktop after you have launched the SimpleTap program for the first time.
  • Page 39: 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 40 – 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 41: 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 42: 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 43: Audio Problems

    Select the problem your computer is experiencing from the following list: • “Audio problems” on page 39 • “CD problems” on page 40 • “DVD problems” on page 41 • “Intermittent problems” on page 42 • “Hard disk drive problems” on page 43 •...
  • Page 44: Cd Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 54 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 45: 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 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 46: Intermittent Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 47: 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 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 48 See “Enabling or disabling a device” on page 57. If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 49: Monitor Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 50 If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 51: 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 52: 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 53: 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 54: Performance And Lockup Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34.
  • Page 55: 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 56: Printer Problems

    If these actions do not correct the problem, run the diagnostic programs (see “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 54 for instructions). If you need technical assistance, see “Additional information resources” on page 34. Printer problems Symptom: The printer does not work.
  • Page 57: 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 58: 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 59: Copyright Lenovo 2012

    Using passwords By using the Setup Utility program, you can set passwords to prevent unauthorized access to your computer and data. The following types of passwords are available: • Power-On Password © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 60: Password Considerations

    • 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. 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.
  • Page 61: Erasing Lost Or Forgotten Passwords (Clearing Cmos)

    2. From the Setup Utility program main menu, select Security. 3. Depending on the password type, select Set Power-On Password, Set Administrator Password, or Hard Disk Password. 4. Follow the instructions on the right side of the screen to set, change, or delete a password. Note: A password can be any combination of up to 64 alphabetic and numeric characters.
  • Page 62: Selecting A Startup Device

    Selecting a startup device If your computer does not start up from a device such as the disc or hard disk drive as expected, do one of the following to select the startup device you want. Selecting a temporary startup device Use this procedure to select a temporary startup device.
  • Page 63: Exiting The Setup Utility Program

    1. Start the Setup Utility program. 2. From the Setup Utility program main menu, select Power ➙ Automatic Power On, and press Enter. 3. Select Wake Up on Alarm and press Enter. Then follow the instructions on the screen. 4. Press F10 to save changes and exit the Setup Utility program. Press Enter when prompted to confirm the exit.
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  • Page 65: 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 66: 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 67 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 68: 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 61. 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 69: 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 70 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 71: Chapter 8. Locations

    Figure 1. Front connector, control, and indicator locations Bluetooth activity indicator USB 2.0 connector (USB port 1) Power indicator Microphone connector Power switch Headphone connector Wireless activity indicator USB 2.0 connector (USB port 2) Hard disk drive activity indicator © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 72: Locating Connectors On The Rear Of Your Computer

    Locating connectors on the rear of your computer Figure 2 “Rear connector locations” on page 68 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 73: Locating Frus And Crus

    Connector Description USB 2.0 connector Use this connector to attach a device that requires a USB 2.0 connection, such as a keyboard, a mouse, a scanner, a printer, or a personal digital assistant (PDA). VGA monitor connector Used to attach a VGA monitor or other devices that use a VGA monitor connector. Locating FRUs and CRUs Figure 3 “Locating FRUs and CRUs”...
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  • Page 75: Looking Up Fru Information

    Once the access panel is removed, the specific CRU is visible. • The list of FRUs below is a partial list. For a complete listing of FRU information, such as FRU part numbers and supported computer models, go to: http:/www.lenovo.com/serviceparts-lookup Number FRU description Self-service CRU...
  • Page 76: Locating Parts On The System Board

    Locating parts on the system board Figure 4 “System board part locations” on page 72 shows the locations of the parts on the system board. Figure 4. System board part locations Internal speaker connector System fan connector Power switch board cable connector Battery Mini PCI Express card slot Clear CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor)
  • Page 77: Chapter 9. Replacing Frus

    Attention: 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 78 To install or remove the vertical stand, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Align the rear of the computer with the rear of the vertical stand and position the computer on the vertical stand as shown. Figure 5. Installing the vertical stand ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 79: Installing Or Removing The Vesa Mount Bracket

    3. To remove the vertical stand, lift the computer to remove it from the vertical stand. Figure 6. Removing the computer from the vertical stand Installing or removing the VESA mount bracket Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 80 2. To install the VESA mount bracket, slide the computer into the VESA mount bracket. Figure 7. Installing the VESA mount bracket 3. Install the two screws to secure the VESA mount bracket to the computer. Figure 8. Installing the screws that secure the VESA mount bracket ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 81: Removing The Computer Cover

    4. To remove the VESA mount bracket from the computer, remove the two screws that secure the VESA mount bracket to the computer. Figure 9. Removing the screws that secure the VESA mount bracket 5. Slide the computer from the front of the VESA mount bracket to remove the VESA mount bracket from the computer.
  • Page 82 This section provides instructions on how to remove the computer cover. CAUTION: Turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before removing the computer cover. To remove the computer cover, do the following: 1.
  • Page 83: Installing Or Replacing A Memory Module

    6. Slide the computer cover to the front of the computer a small amount. Lift the computer cover to remove it from the computer. Figure 12. Removing the computer cover Installing or replacing a memory module Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 84 Your computer has two slots for installing or replacing DDR3 SODIMMs that provide up to a maximum of 16 GB system memory. When installing or replacing a memory module, use 2 GB, 4GB, or 8GB DDR3 SODIMMs in any combination up to a maximum of 16 GB. To install or replace a memory module, do the following: 1.
  • Page 85: Replacing The Optical Drive

    • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 123. Replacing the optical drive 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 optical drive.
  • Page 86 4. Remove the screw that secures the optical drive in the optical drive box. Use the screwdriver to slide the optical drive forward and then remove the optical drive from the optical drive box. Figure 16. Removing the optical drive from the optical drive box 5.
  • Page 87 6. Align the two screw holes in the optical drive metal plate with the corresponding holes in the new optical drive and then install the two screws to secure the metal plate on the new optical drive. Figure 18. Installing the optical drive metal plate 7.
  • Page 88 8. Install the screw that secures the optical drive in the optical drive box. Figure 20. Installing the screw that secures the optical drive ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 89 9. Align the screw holes in the optical drive box with the two screws on the VESA mount bracket and then slide the optical drive box to install it on the VESA mount bracket. Figure 21. Installing the optical drive box Chapter 9 Replacing FRUs...
  • Page 90: Replacing The Secondary Hard Disk Drive

    10. Install the screw that secures the optical drive box on the VESA mount bracket. Figure 22. Installing the screw that secures the optical drive box 11. Connect the optical drive cable to a USB connector on the computer. See “Locating connectors on the rear of your computer”...
  • Page 91 3. Remove the screw that secures the optical drive box on the VESA mount bracket and then slide the optical drive box to remove it from the VESA mount bracket. Figure 23. Removing the optical drive box 4. Slide the release button on the optical drive box and then remove the secondary hard disk drive adapter from the optical drive box.
  • Page 92 5. Flex the sides of the hard disk drive adapter bracket and then pivot the hard disk drive adapter to remove the adapter from the adapter bracket. Figure 25. Removing the hard disk drive adapter from the adapter bracket 6. To remove the hard disk drive from the adapter, lift the adapter retaining latch. Slide the hard disk drive towards the retaining latch and then lift the hard disk drive out of the adapter.
  • Page 93 7. Install a new hard disk drive into the adapter. Lower the adapter retaining latch until it snaps into position. Figure 27. Installing a new hard disk drive into the adapter 8. Position the adapter into the adapter bracket and then pivot the adapter downward until it snaps into position.
  • Page 94 9. Slide the adapter bracket into the optical drive box until it snaps into position. Figure 29. Installing the adapter bracket into the optical drive box ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 95 10. Align the screw holes in the optical drive box with the two screws on the VESA mount bracket and then slide the optical drive box to install it on the VESA mount bracket. Figure 30. Installing the optical drive box Chapter 9 Replacing FRUs...
  • Page 96: Replacing The Battery

    11. Install the screw that secures the optical drive box on the VESA mount bracket. Figure 31. Installing the screw that secures the optical drive box 12. Connect the secondary hard disk drive cable to a USB connector on the computer. See “Locating connectors on the rear of your computer”...
  • Page 97: Replacing The Ac Power Adapter

    4. Remove the old battery. Figure 32. Removing the old battery 5. Install a new battery. Figure 33. Installing a new battery 6. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the cables. See “Completing the parts replacement” on page 123. Note: When the computer is turned on for the first time after replacing the battery, an error message might be displayed.
  • Page 98 2. Remove the power cord from the ac power adapter cable loop at the rear of the computer and then disconnect the ac power adapter from the ac power adapter connector. See “Locating connectors on the rear of your computer” on page 68. Figure 34.
  • Page 99: Replacing The Ac Power Adapter Bracket

    3. Connect the new ac power adapter to the ac power adapter connector at the rear of your computer and an workable electrical outlet. Secure the power cord into the power adapter cable loop at the rear of the computer as shown. Figure 35.
  • Page 100 2. Press the metal tab and then slide the ac power adapter bracket to remove it from the VESA mount bracket. Figure 36. Removing the ac power adapter bracket 3. To install the ac power adapter bracket to the VESA mount bracket, align the two tabs on the ac power adapter bracket with the slots in the VESA mount bracket, and then slide the ac power adapter bracket to install it on the VESA mount bracket.
  • Page 101: Replacing The Power Switch Board

    What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 123. Replacing the power switch board Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 102 8. Remove the power switch board from the computer. Figure 39. Removing the power switch board 9. Align the hole in the new power switch board with the corresponding tab on the computer and position the new power switch board in the computer. Figure 40.
  • Page 103: Replacing The Heat Sink

    10. Install the screw to secure the new power switch board in the computer. Figure 41. Installing the screw that secures the power switch board 11. Connect the power switch board cable to the power switch board cable connector on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board”...
  • Page 104 4. Pull the intrusion switch to remove it from the heat sink bracket. Figure 42. Removing the intrusion switch 5. Follow this sequence to remove the four screws that secure the heat sink and fan assembly to the system board: a.
  • Page 105 a. You might have to gently twist the heat sink and fan assembly to free it from the microprocessor. b. Do not touch the thermal grease while handling the heat sink and fan assembly. 7. Position the new heat sink and fan assembly on the system board so that the four screws are aligned with the holes in the system board.
  • Page 106: Replacing The Microprocessor

    What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 123. Replacing the microprocessor Attention: Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”...
  • Page 107 5. Lift the microprocessor straight up and out of the microprocessor socket. Figure 47. 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 108: Replacing The System Board

    9. Lower the new microprocessor straight down into the microprocessor socket on the system board. Figure 48. Installing the microprocessor 10. Close the microprocessor retainer and lock it into position with the small handle to secure the new microprocessor in the socket. 11.
  • Page 109 Note: Place the heat sink on its side so that the thermal grease on the bottom of it does not get in contact with anything. 4. Remove the system fan from the computer. See “Replacing the system fan” on page 117. 5.
  • Page 110 Figure 50. Removing the system board 12. Remove the microprocessor from the failing system board and install it on the new system board. See “Replacing the microprocessor” on page 102. 13. Position the new system board into the chassis so that the screw holes in the new system board are aligned with those in the chassis.
  • Page 111: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive Bracket

    4. Note the orientation of the socket cover, and install one side of the socket cover into the microprocessor socket. Figure 51. Installing one side of the socket cover into the microprocessor socket Note: Your microprocessor socket and cover might look slightly different from the illustration. 5.
  • Page 112 5. Remove the two screws that secure the hard disk drive bracket on the system board. Figure 52. Removing the screws that secure the hard disk drive bracket ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 113 6. Slide the hard disk drive bracket toward the heat sink and then lift the hard disk drive bracket to remove it from the computer. Figure 53. Removing the hard disk drive bracket Chapter 9 Replacing FRUs...
  • Page 114 7. To install the hard disk drive bracket into the computer, position the hard disk drive bracket on the system board so that the two holes in the hard disk drive bracket are aligned with the standoffs on the system board. Slide the hard disk drive bracket as shown until the two screw holes are aligned with the corresponding screw posts on the system board.
  • Page 115: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive

    • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 123. Replacing the hard disk drive 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 hard disk drive.
  • Page 116: Replacing The Wifi Card Module

    Replacing the WiFi card 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 replace the WiFi card module. Note: The WiFi card module is only available in some models. To replace the WiFi card module, do the following: 1.
  • Page 117 6. Pull the WiFi card module to remove it out of the mini PCI Express slot. Figure 59. Removing the WiFi card module 7. Insert the new WiFi card module into the mini PCI Express slot. Pivot the WiFi card module downward and then install the two screws to secure the WiFi card module.
  • Page 118: Installing Or Removing The Rear Wifi Antenna

    What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. • To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 123. 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”...
  • Page 119: Installing Or Removing Two Rear Wifi Antennas

    Removing the rear WiFi antenna To remove the rear WiFi antenna, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets. 2. Straighten the rear WiFi antenna so that it can be more easily twisted. 3.
  • Page 120 2. Install the two rear WiFi antennas to the rear WiFi antenna cable connectors attached on the rear of the computer. 3. Adjust the angle of the rear antennas to lower the risk of breaking the antenna by accident. Figure 64. Installing the rear WiFi antennas What to do next: •...
  • Page 121: Replacing The System Fan

    3. Hold the thicker end of the rear WiFi antennas and unscrew the WiFi antennas from the rear of the computer. Figure 65. Removing the rear WiFi antennas What to do next: • To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section. •...
  • Page 122 6. Remove the four screws that secure the system fan to the system board. Figure 66. Removing the screws that secure the system fan 7. Lift the failing system fan off the system board. Figure 67. Removing the system fan ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 123 8. Position the new system fan on the system board so that the four screws are aligned with the screw posts on the system board. Figure 68. Installing the system fan 9. Install the four screws that secure the system fan. Figure 69.
  • Page 124: Replacing The Internal Speaker

    10. Connect the system fan cable to the system fan connector on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 72. 11. Reinstall the heat sink. See “Replacing the heat sink” on page 99. What to do next: •...
  • Page 125 6. Press the tab that secures the internal speaker and then pivot the internal speaker outward as shown to completely remove the internal speaker from the internal speaker holder. Figure 70. Removing the internal speaker Chapter 9 Replacing FRUs...
  • Page 126: Replacing The Keyboard Or Mouse

    7. Position the new internal speaker into the internal speaker holder and then pivot the internal speaker inward until it is secured in place. Figure 71. Installing a new internal speaker 8. Connect the internal speaker cable to the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 72.
  • Page 127: Completing The Parts Replacement

    4. Connect a new keyboard or mouse to one of the USB connectors on the computer. Depending on where you want to connect the new keyboard or mouse, see “Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your computer” on page 67 or “Locating connectors on the rear of your computer”...
  • Page 128 3. Position the computer cover on the chassis and then push the cover to the rear of the computer until it snaps into position. Figure 73. Installing the computer cover ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 129 7. To update your configuration, refer to Chapter 6 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 55. Note: In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU). Information about this will come with the CRU or will come a few days after the CRU arrives.
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  • Page 131: Chapter 10. Additional Service Information

    “Using passwords” on page 55. 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 132: 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 133: Power Management

    4. Remove any cables that impede access to the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper. 5. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and pin 3). 6. Reconnect any cables that were disconnected and reinstall the PCI card if removed. 7.
  • Page 134 ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual...
  • Page 135: 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 136: 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 137: Index

    Administrator considerations failure, recovering from POST/BIOS Power-On Password flashing the BIOS setting, changing, deleting front passwords connectors, controls, indicators erasing FRU locations lost or forgotten FRU part numbers 1, 67, 71, 73 passwords, using © Copyright Lenovo 2012...
  • Page 138 power switch board, replacing Power-On, Password updating (flashing) the BIOS updating (flashing) the BIOS USB 2.0 connector rear connectors using rear WiFi antenna, installing or removing passwords rear WiFi antennas, installing or removing Setup Utility recovering from a POST/BIOS update failure recovery boot-block vertical stand...

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