Lenovo ThinkStation S20 User Manual

Lenovo ThinkStation S20 User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    ThinkStation User Guide Machine Types: 4105, 4157, and 4217...
  • Page 2 ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with this product and Appendix C “Notices” on page 51. Sixth Edition (June 2012) © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Software provided by Lenovo ..Updating (flashing) the BIOS from a disc ..Lenovo Solution Center ..Updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating SimpleTap .
  • Page 4 Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ..Recycling information for Brazil ..Lenovo Welcome ... . Battery recycling information for Taiwan ..
  • Page 5: Introduction

    • Chapter 10 “Getting information, help, and service” on page 39 provides information about the wide ® variety of helpful resources available from Lenovo • Appendix A “Manual modem commands” on page 43 provides commands for manually programming your modem.
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  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Important Safety Information

    If you no longer have a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, you can obtain a Portable Document Format (PDF) version from the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
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  • Page 9: Chapter 2. Arranging Your Workspace

    However, these filters might affect the clarity of the image on the screen; try them only after you have exhausted other methods of reducing glare. Dust buildup compounds problems associated with glare. Remember to clean your monitor screen periodically using a soft cloth as directed in your monitor documentation. © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 10: Air Circulation

    Air circulation Your computer and monitor produce heat. The computer has a fan that pulls in fresh air and forces out hot air. The monitor lets hot air escape through vents. Blocking the air vents can cause overheating, which might result in a malfunction or damage.
  • Page 11: Chapter 3. Setting Up Your Computer

    1. Connect the Universal Serial Bus (USB) keyboard cable to the USB connector. Note: Some models will have keyboards with a fingerprint reader. 2. Connect the USB mouse cable to the USB connector. 3. Connect the monitor cable to the monitor connector. © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 12 Note: Depending on your model type, your computer might come with a Low Force Helix (LFH) connector on the rear panel, which enables you to connect up to four monitors. The standard LFH connector has two breakout Video Graphics Array (VGA) cables or Digital Video Interface (DVI) cables. This solution provides you with flexibility for a variety of monitor configurations.
  • Page 13 Audio line-in connector Used to receive audio signals from an external audio device, such as a stereo system. When you attach an external audio device to your computer, connect the cable to the audio line-out connector of the device and the audio line-in connector of the computer.
  • Page 14 Audio line-out connector (side speaker When used with 7.1 surround speakers, this connector should connector) be attached to the side left and right speakers. Optical SPDIF (Sony Philips Digital Used to receive 5.1 digital audio signals from an external device, Interconnect Format) in connector such as a receiver or other multimedia devices, through a TOSLINK (ToshibaLink) optical cable.
  • Page 15: Turning On Computer Power

    USB connector Used to attach a device that requires a USB connector, such as a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, a USB scanner, or a USB printer. If you have more than 10 USB devices, you can purchase a USB hub, which you can use to connect additional USB devices.
  • Page 16: Finishing The Software Installation

    39. You can get additional help and information by telephone through the Customer Support Center. For the latest Service and Support worldwide telephone list, go to: http://support.lenovo.com Finishing the software installation Important: Be sure to read and understand the license agreements carefully before using the programs on this computer.
  • Page 17: Updating Your Antivirus Software

    Updating your antivirus software Your computer comes with antivirus software that you can use to detect and eliminate viruses. Lenovo provides a full version of antivirus software on your hard disk drive with a free 30-day subscription. After 30 days, you must renew the license to continue receiving the antivirus program updates.
  • Page 18 the microprocessor model and the type, speed, size (capacity), and number of DIMMs installed. Refer to Appendix B “System memory speed” on page 49 for the information on the supported system memory speed for your own computer model. Internal drives •...
  • Page 19 • One Ethernet connector • Two rear IEEE 1394 connectors (optional) • Two audio connectors on the front panel (microphone connector and headphone connector) • VGA or DVI monitor connector (requires video card) Expansion • Two optical drive bays • One drive bay for either a 3.5-inch diskette drive or a card reader •...
  • Page 20: Specifications

    The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to press. Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the publication of this booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
  • Page 21: Chapter 4. Software Overview

    Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program guides you to a host of information sources and provides easy access to various tools to help you work more easily and securely. For more information, see “Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools” on page 39.
  • Page 22: Simpletap

    The Lenovo Solution Center program enables you to troubleshoot and resolve computer problems. It combines diagnostic tests, system information collection, security status, and support information, along with hints and tips for maximum system performance. See “Lenovo Solution Center” on page 29 for detailed information.
  • Page 23: Chapter 5. Using The Setup Utility

    • Have at least eight characters in length • Contain at least one alphabetic character and one numeric character • Setup Utility program and hard disk drive passwords are not case sensitive • Not be your name or your user name © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 24: User Password

    • Not be a common word or a common name • Be significantly different from your previous passwords User Password When a User Password is set, the computer cannot be used until a valid password is typed from the keyboard. Administrator Password Setting an Administrator Password deters unauthorized users from changing configuration settings.
  • Page 25: Selecting A Startup Device

    To set the Legacy diskette A, do the following: 1. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 17. 2. From the Setup Utility program menu, select Devices ➙ Legacy diskette A. 3. Select the desired settings and press Enter. 4.
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  • Page 27: Chapter 6. Installing Hard Disk Drives And Configuring Raid

    1. Press F1 to enter the system BIOS setup. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 17. 2. Select Devices ➙ IDE Drives Setup and press Enter. 3. Select SATA RAID Enable and press Enter. 4. Select Enabled and press Enter. 5. Press F10 to save the new settings and exit. © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 28: Creating Raid Volumes

    Creating RAID volumes This section describes how to use the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM configuration utility to create RAID volumes. 1. Press Ctrl+I when prompted to enter the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM configuration utility. Note: To make enough physical hard disk drives available to create a RAID volume. 2.
  • Page 29: Entering The Marvell Bios Setup To Configure Sas Raid

    • RAID Level 0 – Striped disk array – Two hard disk drives minimum – Better performance without fault tolerance • RAID Level 1 – Mirrored disk array – Two hard disk drives minimum – Improved read performance and 100% redundancy •...
  • Page 30: Configuring The Marvell Bios Setup To Set An Optional Hot Spare Hard Disk Drive

    Configuring the Marvell BIOS Setup to set an optional hot spare hard disk drive To configure the Marvell BIOS Setup to set an optional hot spare hard disk drive: 1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+M when prompted to enter the Marvell BIOS Setup. 2.
  • Page 31: Chapter 7. Updating System Programs

    Utility program by starting your computer with a system-program-update disc or running a special update program from your operating system. Lenovo might make changes and enhancements to the POST and BIOS. When updates are released, they are available as downloadable files on the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com. Instructions for using the POST/BIOS updates are available in a TXT file that is included with the update files.
  • Page 32: Updating (Flashing) The Bios From Your Operating System

    Updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating system Note: Because Lenovo makes constant improvements to the Web site, the Web page content is subject to change without notice, including the links referenced in the following procedure. 1. Go to http://support.lenovo.com.
  • Page 33: Chapter 8. Troubleshooting And Diagnostics

    • No keys are stuck. If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of service and support telephone numbers. © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 34: Diagnostic Programs

    Depending on the preinstalled operating system and the date when your computer was manufactured, Lenovo provides one of the following diagnostic solutions: • Lenovo Solution Center (used when the Windows operating system is running normally) • Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox (used when you are running the Windows operating system) •...
  • Page 35: Lenovo Solution Center

    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 36: Pc-Doctor For Dos

    You can also download the latest version of the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from http://support.lenovo.com. The PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program runs independently of the Windows operating system. Use the PC-Doctor for DOS if you are unable to start the Windows operating system or if the two diagnostic programs preinstalled on your computer have not been successful in isolating a possible problem.
  • Page 37 To clean an optical mouse, do the following: 1. Turn off your computer. 2. Disconnect the mouse cable from the computer. 3. Turn the mouse upside down to check the lens. a. If there is a smudge on the lens, gently clean the area with a plain cotton-tipped swab. b.
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  • Page 39: Chapter 9. Recovery Information

    Windows Vista and Windows XP, you can create recovery media using discs only. • To create recovery media on Windows 7, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 40: Performing Backup And Recovery Operations

    • To use recovery media on Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following: Attention: When you use recovery media to restore the computer to the factory default settings on Windows 7 or Windows Vista, all the files currently on the system drive or the hard disk drive will be deleted and replaced by the factory default settings.
  • Page 41: Performing A Recovery Operation

    • To perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on Windows 7, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
  • Page 42: Creating And Using Rescue Media

    • Restore your hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup If you have backed up your hard disk drive using the Rescue and Recovery program, you can restore the hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup, even if you cannot start the Windows operating system. •...
  • Page 43: Creating Rescue Media

    This section provides instructions on how to create rescue media on different operating systems. • To create a rescue medium on Windows 7, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
  • Page 44: Setting A Rescue Device In The Startup Sequence

    1. Turn on the computer. 2. Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to display the directory structure of your hard disk drive. 3. Go to the C:\SWTOOLS directory. 4. Open the DRIVERS folder. Within the DRIVERS folder, there are several subfolders named for various devices installed in your computer, such as AUDIO or VIDEO.
  • Page 45: Chapter 10. Getting Information, Help, And Service

    Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program guides you to a host of information sources and provides easy access to various tools to help you work more easily and securely. Note: The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program is only available on computers preinstalled with Windows 7 from Lenovo.
  • Page 46: Safety And Warranty

    Most computers come with a set of diagnostic programs that you can use to help you identify hardware problems. For instructions on using the diagnostic programs, see “Diagnostic programs” on page 28. You can get the latest technical information and download device drivers and updates from the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com...
  • Page 47: Using Other Services

    You must retain your proof of purchase to obtain warranty service. For a list of the Lenovo Support phone numbers for your country or region, go to http://support.lenovo.com and click Support phone list or refer to the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that is provided with your computer.
  • Page 48: Purchasing Additional Services

    Lenovo Web site (http://www.lenovo.com) The Lenovo Web site provides up-to-date information and services to help you buy, upgrade, and maintain your computer. You can also do the following: • Shop for desktop and notebook computers, monitors, projectors, upgrades and accessories for your computer, and special offers.
  • Page 49: Appendix A. Manual Modem Commands

    Commands are not echoed Commands are echoed Escape Characters - Switch from Data Mode to Command Mode (T.I.E.S. Command) Force modem on-hook (hang up) Force modem off-hook (make busy) Note: H1 command is not supported for Italy © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 50: Extended At Commands

    Command Function Display product-identification code Factory ROM checksum test Internal memory test Firmware ID Reserved ID Low speaker volume Low speaker volume Medium speaker volume High speaker volume Internal speaker off Internal speaker on until carrier detected Internal speaker always on Internal speaker on until carrier detected and off while dialing Included for compatibility only, provides no effect Return to Data Mode...
  • Page 51 Command Function &D0 Modem ignores the DTR signal &D_ &D1 Modem returns to Command Mode after DTR toggle &D2 Modem hangs up, returns to the Command Mode after DTR toggle &D3 Resets modem after DTR toggle &F_ &F Recall factory default configuration &G_ &G0 Guard tone disabled...
  • Page 52: Mnp/V.42/V.42Bis/V.44 Commands

    Command Function +MS=? Displays a list of supported Select Modulation options +MS=a,b,c,e,f Select modulation where: a=0, 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 56, 64, 69; b=0-1; c=300-56000; d=300- 56000; e=0-1; and f=0-1. A, b, c,d, e, f default=12, 1, 300, 56000, 0, 0. Parameter “a” specifies the modulation protocol desired where: 0=V.21, 1=V.22, 2=V.22bis, 3=V.23, 9=V.32, 10=V.32bis, 11=V.34, 12=V.90,K56Flex,V.34..,56=K 56Flex, V.90,V.34..,...
  • Page 53: Fax Class 2 Commands

    Fax Class 2 commands +FCLASS=n Services class. +FAA=n Adaptive answer. +FAXERR Fax error value. +FBOR Phase C data bit order. +FBUF? Buffer size (read only). +FCFR Indicate confirmation to receive. +FCLASS= Service class. Facsimile connection response. +FCON +FCIG Set the polled station identification. Report the polled station identification.
  • Page 54: Voice Commands

    Voice commands #BDR Select Baud Rate #CID Enable Caller ID detection and reporting format #CLS Select Data, Fax or Voice/Audio #MDL? Identify Model #MFR? Identify Manufacturer #REV? Identify Revision Level Audio output transmit level #VBQ? Query Buffer Size #VBS Bits per sample (ADPCM or PCM) #VBT Beep Tone Timer #VCI?
  • Page 55: Appendix B. System Memory Speed

    X5560, X5570, W3503, 1066 MHz W3505, W3520, W3530, 4 to 6 W3540, W3550, W3565, W3570, W3580, W3670, W5580, W5590 Intel Xeon E5645, E5649, X5650, X5660, X5667, X5670, X5672, X5675, 1333 MHz X5677, X5680, X5687, X5690, W3680, W3690 © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 56 Table 2. DIMM type and speed: PC3-8500U Number of DIMMs DIMM size (capacity) Microprocessor model Memory frequency installed per CPU bank Intel Xeon E5502, E5503, 800 MHz E5504, E5506, E5507 Intel Xeon E5520, E5530, E5540, E5620, E5603, E5606, E5607, E5630, E5640, E5645, E5647, E5649, X5550, X5560, X5570, X5650, X5660,...
  • Page 57: Appendix C. 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 58: 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 59: Appendix D. Weee And Recycling Information

    Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. For information on recycling Lenovo products, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/recycling...
  • Page 60: Recycling Information For Brazil

    If you want to replace it with a new one, contact your place of purchase or ask for a repair service provided by Lenovo. If you have replaced it by yourself and want to dispose of the disused lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape, contact your place of purchase, and follow their instructions.
  • Page 61: Battery Recycling Information For The European Union

    Customer participation is important to minimize any potential effects of batteries and accumulators on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of hazardous substances. For proper collection and treatment, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment Appendix D. WEEE and recycling information...
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  • Page 63: Appendix E. Restriction Of Hazardous Substances Directive (Rohs)

    (RoHS) China RoHS Ukraine RoHS Turkish RoHS The Lenovo product meets the requirements of the Republic of Turkey Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 64: India Rohs

    India RoHS RoHS compliant as per E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011. ThinkStation User Guide...
  • Page 65: Index

    Input/Output (I/O) features deleting password installing device drivers device drivers installing operating system reinstalling software diagnostic installing external options CD/DVD image installing, rack shelf diagnostics programs, using internal drives diagnostics, troubleshooting introduction documentation, using © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
  • Page 66 Lenovo Solution Center rack shelf, installing Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox recovering Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools from a POST/BIOS update failure lighting, glare software recovery boot-block operations, backup and problems, solving manual modem commands recovery media, creating and using media, creating and using recovery media...
  • Page 67 (flashing) BIOS user, password using diagnostic programs documentation other services passwords rescue media, creating and Setup Utility video subsystem viewing and changing settings voice, commands warranty information workspace, arranging workspace, backup and recovery © Copyright Lenovo 2009, 2012...
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  • Page 70 Part Number: 53Y4306 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 53Y4306 *1P53Y4306*...

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