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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide ThinkPad X131e...

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    • Appendix E “Notices” on page 147 The Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide and the Regulatory Notice have been uploaded to the Web site. To refer to them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadUserGuides and click User Guides & Manuals, then follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    8 operating system ... Attaching a mechanical lock ..An introduction to Lenovo programs ..Using passwords....

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    Installing the driver for the 4-in-1 media card Calling Lenovo ... . . reader ....

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Appendix C. ENERGY STAR model Trademarks ....information ... . . © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

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    User Guide...

  • Page 7: Read This First

    © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 8: Important Safety Information

    The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase agreement ® or the Lenovo Limited Warranty. For more information, see “Warranty Information” in the Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide that comes with your computer.

  • Page 9: Conditions That Require Immediate Action, Safety Guidelines, Service And Upgrades

    Note: If you notice these conditions with a product (such as an extension cord) that is not manufactured for or by Lenovo, stop using that product until you can contact the product manufacturer for further instructions, or until you get a suitable replacement.

  • Page 10: Power Cords And Power Adapters

    sure that the power is turned off and that the product is unplugged from any power source. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Customer Support Center. Although there are no moving parts in your computer after the power cord has been disconnected, the following warnings are required for your safety.

  • Page 11: Extension Cords And Related Devices, Plugs And Outlets, Power Supply Statement

    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. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 12: External Devices, Rechargeable Battery Notice

    In addition, many mobile products, such as notebook computers, utilize a rechargeable battery pack to provide system power when in portable mode. Batteries supplied by Lenovo for use with your product have been tested for compatibility and should only be replaced with approved parts.

  • Page 13: Lithium Coin Cell Battery Notice, Heat And Product Ventilation

    • Do not operate your computer or charge the battery near flammable materials or in explosive environments. © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 14: Electrical Current Safety Information

    • Ventilation slots, fans and/or heat sinks are provided with the product for safety, comfort, and reliable operation. These features might inadvertently become blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, carpet, or other flexible surface. Never block, cover, or disable these features. •...

  • Page 15: Using Headphones Or Earphones, Additional Safety Information

    50332-2 can be dangerous due to excessive sound pressure levels. If your Lenovo computer came with headphones or earphones in the package, as a set, the combination of the headphones or earphones and the computer already complies with the specifications of EN 50332-1.

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    Notice for users in the U.S.A. Many personal computer products and accessories contain cords, cables or wires, such as power cords or cords to connect the accessory to a personal computer. If this product has such a cord, cable or wire, then the following warning applies: WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or...

  • Page 17: Chapter 1. Product Overview, Locating Computer Controls, Connectors, And Indicators, Front View

    Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators This section introduces the computer hardware features to give you the basic information you will need to start using the computer. Front view Figure 1. ThinkPad X131e front view Integrated camera ® System status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo) ®...

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    To access power plan settings, do the following: • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and then click the Power Plan tab. For instructions on how to start the Power Manager program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13.

  • Page 19: Right-side View

    • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and click the Global Power Settings tab. Then select the Enable Always On USB check box. • For Windows 8: Press the Windows key to go to the Start screen. Click Lenovo Settings ➙ Power. Then select the Enable when the computer is off check box.

  • Page 20: Left-side View

    Purchase a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your computer to a stationary object to protect your computer from theft. Left-side view Figure 3. ThinkPad X131e left-side view Fan louver Video graphics array (VGA) connector USB 3.0 connectors...

  • Page 21: Bottom View

    • The combo audio jack does not support a conventional microphone. For more information, see “Using audio features” on page 38. Bottom view Figure 4. ThinkPad X131e bottom view Chapter 1 Product overview...

  • Page 22: Status Indicators

    Memory-upgrade slot You can increase the amount of memory in your computer by installing a memory module in the memory-upgrade slot. Memory modules are available as options from Lenovo. PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN card Your computer might have a (WAN) card installed in the PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN connections.

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    The meaning of the indicator is as follows: • Red: The computer is on (in normal mode). • Fast blinking red: The computer is entering sleep or hibernation mode. • Slow blinking red: The computer is in sleep mode. • Off: The computer is off or in hibernation mode. Chapter 1 Product overview...

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    Wireless status indicator The wireless status indicator is located on the outer lid of the computer. The meaning of the indicator is as follows: • Solid green: The wireless features of the computer are on. • Off: The wireless features of the computer are off. Power status indicator Your computer has an indicator that shows the status of ac power.

  • Page 25: Locating Important Product Information, Machine Type And Model Label

    Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label. Machine type and model label The machine type and model label identifies your computer. When you contact Lenovo for help, the machine type and model information helps support technicians to identify your computer and provide faster service.

  • Page 26: Certificate Of Authenticity Label, Features

    “Replacing a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN connection” on page 68. Note: Only Lenovo authorized wireless LAN or wireless WAN cards are allowed to be used in your computer. If you install an unauthorized PCI Express Mini Card that is not approved for use in your computer, the computer will not start, but will only display an error message and emit audible beeps.

  • Page 27: Specifications

    – For Windows 8: Move the cursor to the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen to display the charms. Then click Settings ➙ PC info. Memory • Double data rate 3 synchronous dynamic random access memory modules (DDR3 SDRAM) Storage device •...

  • Page 28: Operating Environment

    • Height: 32.3 mm (1.27 inches) Heat output • 65 W (222 Btu/hr) maximum Power source (ac power adapter) • Sine-wave input at 50 to 60 Hz • Input rating of the ac power adapter: 100 to 240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz Battery pack •...

  • Page 29: Lenovo Programs, Accessing Lenovo Programs On The Windows 7 Operating System

    Note: If you do not find the program you need in Control Panel, open the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program navigation window and double-click the dimmed icon to install the program you need. Then,...

  • Page 30: Accessing Lenovo Programs On The Windows 8 Operating System

    Lenovo program to launch it. If a desired program is not in the list, click the plus icon +. • Press the Windows key to go to the Start screen. Click a Lenovo program to launch it. If you cannot find the program you need, Move the cursor to the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen to display the charms.

  • Page 31: An Introduction To Lenovo Programs

    Note: The Password Manager program is not preinstalled on your Windows 8 computers. You can download it from the Lenovo Support Web site http://www.lenovo.com/support. For an introduction to these programs, see “An introduction to Lenovo programs” on page 15. An introduction to Lenovo programs This topic provides a brief introduction to some Lenovo programs.

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    • Lenovo Settings Use the Lenovo Settings program to enhance your computing experience by turning your computer into a portable hotspot, configuring camera and audio settings, optimizing your power settings, and creating and managing multiple network profiles.

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    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 programs and computer software. To start the SimpleTap program in a quick way, click the red SimpleTap launch point on the desktop.

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  • Page 35: Chapter 2. Using Your Computer, Registering Your Computer, Frequently Asked Questions

    When you register your computer, information is entered into a database, which enables Lenovo to contact you in case of a recall or other severe problem. After you registered your computer with Lenovo, you will also receive quicker service when you call Lenovo for help. In addition, some locations offer extended privileges and services to registered users.

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    • Take advantage of the networking features provided by the Access Connections program (on the Windows 7 operating system) or Location Awareness in the Lenovo Settings program (on the Windows 8 operating system). • To learn more about using the wireless features of your computer, refer to “Wireless connections” on page 31.

  • Page 37: Special Keys And Buttons, Function Key Combinations

    To access power plan settings, do the following: • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and then click the Power Plan tab. For instructions on how to start the Power Manager program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13.

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    – For Windows 8: Start the Lenovo Settings program. To use the camera or change the camera settings, click Camera. To adjust the audio settings, click Audio.

  • Page 39: Windows Key, Using The Ultranav Pointing Device, Using The Trackpoint Pointing Device

    Windows key On the Windows 7 operating system, press the Windows key to open the Start menu. On the Windows 8 operating system, press the Windows key to switch between the current workspace and the Start screen. You also can use the Windows key together with another key to achieve other functions. For more information, refer to the help information system of the Windows operating system.

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    The TrackPoint center button , called the scroll bar, enables you to scroll Web pages or documents in any direction with no need to use the graphic scroll bars on the side of the window. If you are not familiar with the TrackPoint pointing device, these instructions will help you get started: 1.

  • Page 41: Using The Touch Pad

    Note: If you replace the keyboard, a new keyboard is shipped with the default cap. If you wish, you can keep the cap from your old keyboard and use it on the new one. Using the touch pad The touch pad is a pad below the TrackPoint buttons at the bottom of the keyboard.

  • Page 42: Disabling The Ultranav Pointing Device And Using An External Mouse

    Disabling the UltraNav pointing device and using an external mouse If you attach an external mouse to a USB connector, you can use the external mouse simultaneously with the TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad. Disabling the TrackPoint pointing device or the touch pad To disable the TrackPoint pointing device or the touch pad, do the following: 1.

  • Page 43: Using The Ac Power Adapter, Charging The Battery, Maximizing The Battery Life

    • For Windows 8: Open the Lenovo Support program and click Battery Health, or open the Lenovo Settings program and click Power. Using the ac power adapter The power to run your computer can come either from the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack provided with it, or from ac power through the ac power adapter.

  • Page 44: Managing The Battery Power, Power-saving Modes

    To access power plan settings, do the following: • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and then click the Power Plan tab. For instructions on how to start the Power Manager program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13.

  • Page 45: Handling The Battery

    Note: If an unauthorized battery is installed, the following message will be displayed: “The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge. Please replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system.”...

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    The battery pack is a consumable supply. If your battery begins to discharge too quickly, replace the battery pack with a new one of the type recommended by Lenovo. For more information on replacing the battery pack, contact your Customer Support Center.

  • Page 47: Connecting To The Network, Ethernet Connections, Wireless Connections

    You can connect to your local network or a broadband connection by use of the Ethernet feature built into your computer. If you are using the Windows 7 operating system, the Access Connections program also enables you to manage your location profiles. For more information, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13.

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    • For Windows 7: Use the Access Connections program. For instructions on how to start the Access Connections program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13. • For Windows 8: Open the Lenovo Settings program and click Location Awareness.

  • Page 49: Using Bluetooth

    • If you want to use the wireless features on an airplane, check the wireless services with the airline before boarding the airplane. • If there are restrictions on the use of computer wireless features on an airplane, you need to disable your computer wireless features before boarding.

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    – Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is excellent. • Access Connections gauge states: wireless WAN – No signal – Signal level 1 – Signal level 2 – Signal level 3 Access Connections status icon The Access Connections status icon displays general connection status.

  • Page 51: Presentations And Multimedia, Changing Display Settings, Connecting A Projector Or An External Monitor

    Enabling or disabling the wireless features To enable or disable the wireless features, do one of the following: • For Windows 7: Press Fn+F5 to open the wireless radio switchboard. Turn on or turn off the wireless feature as desired. •...

  • Page 52: Using Dual Displays

    Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, right-click on the desktop, then select Screen resolution. Click the Detect button. Setting the monitor type To set your monitor type, do the following: 1. Connect the external monitor to the monitor connector, and then connect the monitor to an electrical outlet.

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    Using the Extend desktop function Your computer supports a function named the Extend desktop. With the Extend desktop function, you can display output on both the computer display and an external monitor. You also can display different desktop images on each monitor. You can use the Extend desktop function without changing any settings.

  • Page 54: Using Audio Features, Using The Integrated Camera

    To start the camera, do the following: • For Windows 7: Press Fn+F6 to open the Communications settings window. • For Windows 8: Press Fn+F6 to start the Lenovo Settings program. Then click Camera. When the camera is started, the green camera-in-use indicator turns on.

  • Page 55: Using A Flash Media Card, Inserting A Flash Media Card

    – Configure the camera settings directly from the program that is using the camera. For details, see the help information system of the program. – Click Lenovo Settings from the Start screen. Then click Camera. Follow the instructions on the screen to configure the camera settings as desired.

  • Page 56: Removing A Flash Media Card

    3. Click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 4. From the Action menu, select Add legacy hardware. The Add Hardware Wizard starts. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Removing a flash media card To remove a flash media card, do the following: 1.

  • Page 57: Copyright Lenovo, Chapter 3. You And Your Computer, Accessibility And Comfort, Ergonomic Information

    The following topics provide information about arranging your work area, setting up your computer equipment, and establishing healthy work habits. Lenovo is committed to providing the latest information and technology to our customers with disabilities. Refer to our accessibility information which outlines our efforts in this area.

  • Page 58: Comfort, Accessibility Information

    Accessibility information Lenovo is committed to providing people with disabilities greater access to information and technology. As a result, the following information provides ways to help users that have hearing, vision, and mobility limitations get the most out of their computer experience.

  • Page 59: Traveling With Your Computer, Travel Tips, Travel Accessories

    Assistive technologies Some accessibility technologies are available through the Accessibility Options program. Depending on your operating system, the number of accessibility options available varies. In general, accessibility options enhance the way users with hearing, vision, or mobility limitations navigate and use their computer. For example, some users might not have the fine motor skills required to use a mouse or select key combinations.

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    • A quality carrying case that provides adequate cushion and protection • External storage device If you are traveling to another country, you might want to consider an ac power adapter for the country to which you are traveling. To purchase travel accessories, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessories. User Guide...

  • Page 61: Chapter 4. Security, Attaching A Mechanical Lock, Using Passwords, Passwords And Sleep Mode, Typing Passwords

    Refer to the instructions shipped with the mechanical lock. Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security features. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance of locking devices and security features.

  • Page 62: Power-on Password, Hard Disk Passwords

    9. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password and press Enter. Attention: You might want to note down your power-on password in a safe place. Otherwise, if you forget it, you have to take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have the password canceled.

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    Lenovo cannot reset your passwords or recover data from the hard disk drive. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.

  • Page 64: Supervisor Password

    Changing or removing a hard disk password Follow steps 1 through 7 in “Setting a hard disk password” on page 47, typing your password to get access to the ThinkPad Setup program. To change or remove the user hard disk password, do the following: •...

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    – Enabling or disabling the Wake on LAN and Flash over LAN features – Enabling or disabling the Internal Network Option ROM feature – Changing date and time – Enabling or disabling the Lock UEFI BIOS Settings feature – Enabling or disabling the Password at unattended boot feature –...

  • Page 66: Hard Disk Security, Setting The Security Chip

    Lenovo cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a Lenovo marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.

  • Page 67: Or Solid-state Drive

    • Use the Delete option. • Format your hard disk drive or solid-state drive, using the software for initializing it. • Using the recovery program, provided by Lenovo, bring the hard disk drive or solid-state drive back to the factory default settings.

  • Page 68: Using Firewalls, Protecting Data Against Viruses

    To prevent leakage of data from the solid-state drive, it is recommended that you delete all data on the flash chips by use of a program provided by Lenovo. This program called the ThinkPad Setup Menu Extension Utility makes it possible to erase all the data on the flash chips of the solid-state drive from the ThinkPad Setup within a minute.

  • Page 69: Chapter 5. Recovery Overview, Recovery Overview For The Windows 7 Operating System

    • “Recovery overview for the Windows 7 operating system” on page 53 • “Recovery overview for the Windows 8 operating system” on page 58 Recovery overview for the Windows 7 operating system This section provides information about the recovery solutions provided by Lenovo on the Windows 7 operating system. Notes: •...

  • Page 70: Performing Backup And Recovery Operations

    Note: You can create recovery media using discs or external USB storage devices. To create recovery media, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen. Using recovery media You can use recovery media to restore the computer to the factory default settings only.

  • Page 71: Using The Rescue And Recovery Workspace

    This section provides instructions on how to perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery program. 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.

  • Page 72: Creating And Using A Rescue Medium

    Creating a rescue medium This section provides instructions on how to create a rescue medium. 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.

  • Page 73: Reinstalling Preinstalled Programs And Device Drivers, Solving Recovery Problems

    Attention: If you need updated device drivers, do not download them from the Windows Update Web site. Obtain them from Lenovo. For more information, see “Making sure device drivers are current” on page 106. Solving recovery problems...

  • Page 74: System

    • Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the hard disk drive to the factory default settings. See “Creating and using a recovery media” on page 53. Note: If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment from a rescue medium or recovery media, you might not have the rescue device (an internal hard disk drive, a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices) set as the first boot device in the startup device sequence.

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    For more details about the recovery solutions provided on computers preinstalled with the Windows 8 operating system, refer to the help information system of the Windows 8 operating system. Chapter 5 Recovery overview...

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  • Page 77: Chapter 6. Replacing Devices, Static Electricity Prevention, Replacing The Battery

    Replacing the battery Before you start, print these instructions. This system supports only batteries specially designed for this specific system and manufactured by Lenovo or an authorized builder. The system does not support unauthorized batteries or batteries designed for other systems.

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    Note: If an unauthorized battery is installed, the following message will be displayed: “The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge. Please replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system.” DANGER If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery pack contains a small amount of harmful substances.

  • Page 79: Replacing The Sim Card

    4. Insert a fully charged battery until it clicks into place , and then slide the battery latch to the locked position 5. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the SIM card Before you start, print these instructions.

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    5. Push the SIM card inward , and then release it. The SIM card ejects. Gently slide the SIM card out of the slot 6. Insert the SIM card firmly into the slot. 7. Close the SIM card door until it snaps into position. User Guide...

  • Page 81: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive Or Solid-state Drive

    8. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 61. 9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. If you find the dummy card in the shipping contents, the SIM card is already installed in the SIM card slot, and no installation is needed.

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    4. Loosen the screws , and then remove the cover 5. Remove the screws , and then slide the hard disk drive or solid-state drive out 6. Remove the hard disk drive or solid-state drive by lifting its left side. User Guide...

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    7. Place the new hard disk drive or solid-state drive into the hard disk drive or solid-state drive bay. 8. Slide the hard disk drive or solid-state drive firmly into the connector , and then reinstall the screws 9. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards .

  • Page 84: Lan Connection

    Replacing a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN connection Before you start, print these instructions. DANGER During electrical storms, do not connect the cable to or disconnect it from the telephone outlet on the wall. DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot.

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    5. If a tool for removing connectors is included in the package with the new card, use it to disconnect the cables from the card. If no such tool is included, disconnect the cables by picking up the connectors with your fingers and gently unplugging them. 6.

  • Page 86: Replacing A Pci Express Half Mini Card For Wireless Wan Connection

    8. Connect the antenna cables to the new PCI Express Mini Card. Be sure to attach the gray cable to the connector marked “MAIN” or “M” on the card, and the black cable to the connector marked “AUX” or “A.” 9.

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    DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot. Attention: Before you start installing a PCI Express Half Mini Card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object.

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    6. Remove the screw . The card pops up . Remove the card. 7. Detach the metal housing from the PCI Express Half Mini Card. 8. Attach the metal housing to the new PCI Express Half Mini Card. User Guide...

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    9. Align the contact edge of the new PCI Express Half Mini Card with the corresponding socket . Pivot the card until you can snap it into place. Secure the card with the screw 10. Connect the antenna cables to the new PCI Express Half Mini Card. Be sure to attach the red cable to the connector marked “MAIN”...

  • Page 90: Replacing A Memory Module

    12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 61. 13. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing a memory module Before you start, print these instructions. Increasing memory capacity is an effective way to make programs run faster. To replace or add a memory module, read the following prerequisites, and then the instructions.

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    5. If two memory modules are already in the memory slots, press out on the latches on both edges of the socket at the same time , and then remove a memory module to make room for the new one. Save the removed memory module for future use.

  • Page 92: Replacing The Keyboard

    10. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards . Then tighten the screws 11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 61. 12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the keyboard Before you start, print these instructions.

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    4. Loosen the screws , and then remove the cover 5. Remove the screws that secure the keyboard. 6. Turn the computer over and open the display. Chapter 6 Replacing devices...

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    7. Push hard in the direction shown by the arrows to unlatch the front side of the keyboard. The keyboard will be detached slightly 8. Remove the cables by flipping the connectors upwards. Remove the keyboard. Installing the keyboard To install the keyboard, do the following: User Guide...

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    1. Attach the cables by flipping the connectors downwards. 2. Insert the keyboard. Make sure that the rear edge of the keyboard is under the frame. Chapter 6 Replacing devices...

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    3. Slide the keyboard in the direction shown by the arrows,until the keyboard is secured in place. 4. Reinstall the screws. 5. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards . Then tighten the screws User Guide...

  • Page 97: Replacing The Backup Battery

    If the backup battery is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The backup battery contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury: • Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo. • Keep the battery pack away from fire.

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    5. Detach the connector . Then remove the backup battery To install the backup battery, do the following: 1. Install the backup battery . Then attach the connector 2. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards . Then tighten the screws User Guide...

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    3. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 61. 4. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Chapter 6 Replacing devices...

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  • Page 101: Chapter 7. Advanced Configuration, Installing A New Operating System, Before You Begin

    • If you install a new Windows 8 operating system, go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers to download and install the latest device drivers.

  • Page 102: Installing The Windows 7 Operating System

    88. Installing the registry patches for Windows 7 Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support and install the following registry patches: • Registry patch enabling Wake Up on LAN from Standby for Energy Star • Fix for Issue of HDD with HD Detection...

  • Page 103: Installing The Windows 8 Operating System, Installing Device Drivers, Reader

    The device drivers are available at http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers. Click your computer product name to view all the device drivers for your computer. Attention: Always go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers for the latest device drivers. Do not download them from the Windows Update Web site.

  • Page 104: Installing The Driver For Usb 3.0 On The Windows 7 Operating System

    USB 3.0 driver to use the USB 3.0 by doing the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. Find your model and display the driver links. 2. Select the USB 3.0 driver for the 32-bit or 64-bit operating system and extract it to your local hard disk drive.

  • Page 105: Thinkpad Setup, Main Menu

    Note: If you cannot find the Supplement files, device drivers, and program software you need on your hard disk drive, or if you want to receive updates and the latest information about them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers. ThinkPad Setup Your computer comes with the ThinkPad Setup program to enable you to select various setup parameters.

  • Page 106: Config Menu

    • UUID • MAC address (Internal LAN) • Preinstalled operating system license • UEFI Secure Boot Config menu If you need to change the configuration of your computer, select Config from the ThinkPad Setup program main menu. The following submenu is displayed: •...

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    Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments • The magic packet type Wake on LAN requires ac power. • The Wake on LAN function does not work when a hard disk password is set. Ethernet LAN Option ROM •...

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    Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments • Auto If you select Auto, it enables you to connect and route appropriate USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectors. If you select Enabled, it enables USB 3.0 mode and allows USB 3.0 to be supported in the operating system.

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    Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments ® Power Intel SpeedStep • Disabled This sub-menu is for technology Intel SpeedStep mounted • Enabled models only. Mode for AC Select the mode of Intel • Maximum Performance SpeedStep technology at runtime.

  • Page 110: Date/time Menu

    Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments • 30 minutes • 1 hour • 2 hours • 3 hours Beep and Alarm Password Beep • Disabled Enables or disables the password beep when the • Enabled system is prompting for the power-on, hard disk, or supervisor password to be...

  • Page 111: Security Menu

    • F6 or the combination of Shift and +: Change to a higher value. 4. Press F10 to save the changes and restart the system. Security menu If you need to set the security features of your computer, select Security from the ThinkPad Setup program main menu.

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    Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments you select Disabled, the security Chip is hidden and is not functional. Set Minimum Length • Disabled Specify a minimum length for the power-on password • Password length options and hard disk password.

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    Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Memory Protection Execution Prevention • Disabled Some computer viruses and worms cause memory • Enabled buffers to overflow by running code where only data is allowed. If the Data Execution Prevention feature can be used with your operating system, then...

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    Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Integrated Camera • Disabled If you select Enabled, you can use the integrated • Enabled camera. Microphone • Disabled If you select Enabled, you can use the microphone •...

  • Page 115: Startup Menu

    Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments signature databases in setup mode. Secure Boot mode will be set to custom mode. Restore Factory Keys This option is used to restore all keys and certificates in Secure Boot databases to factory defaults.

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    Boot submenu The following list, showing the order in which devices will be started up, is always displayed. Even devices that are not attached to or installed on your computer are listed. For each device that is attached to or installed on the computer, information about it is presented after the colon.

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    Table 6. Startup menu items (continued) Menu item Selection Comments UEFI/Legacy Boot • Both Select system boot capability. – UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority • Both: Select priority of boot options between UEFI and Legacy. – UEFI First • UEFI Only: The system will boot –...

  • Page 118: Restart Menu, Updating Your System Uefi Bios, Using System Management

    UEFI BIOS in order for the new addition to work properly. To update your UEFI BIOS, go to the following Web site and follow the instructions on the screen: http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers Using system management This section is intended primarily for network administrators.

  • Page 119: System Management, Setting Management Features

    This manageability, or “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO), enables you to remotely operate client computers in the same way as you operate your own computer, such as turning on a client computer, formatting hard disk drive, and installing software. Once the computer is configured and operational, you can manage it by use of software and manageability features already integrated into the client system and the network.

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    1. On the ThinkPad Setup program menu, select Startup. The submenu is displayed. 2. Select Network Boot and press the Enter key. The boot device list is displayed. 3. Select a boot device from the list to make it as the top boot priority. 4.

  • Page 121: Chapter 8. Preventing Problems, General Tips For Preventing Problems

    9. Profile your machine at http://www.lenovo.com/support to keep up to date with current drivers and revisions. 10. Ensure device drivers for non-Lenovo peripheral devices are kept up to date. You might want to read the device driver information release notes prior to updating for compatibility or known issues.

  • Page 122: Making Sure Device Drivers Are Current

    This might eliminate the driver as the potential cause of the problem. Getting the latest drivers from the Web site You can download and install updated device drivers from the Lenovo Web site by doing the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.

  • Page 123: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    Taking care of your computer Although your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use common sense in handling it. By following these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer. Be careful about where and how you work •...

  • Page 124: Cleaning The Cover Of Your Computer

    Take care in setting passwords • Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo will not reset it, and you might have to replace your system board, or hard disk drive, or solid-state drive.

  • Page 125

    Note: Avoid spraying cleaner directly onto the display or the keyboard. Cleaning your computer display To clean the computer display, do the following: 1. Gently wipe the display with a dry, soft lint-free cloth. If you see a scratchlike mark on your display, it might be a stain transferred from the keyboard or the TrackPoint pointing stick when the cover was pressed from the outside.

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  • Page 127: Chapter 9. Troubleshooting Computer Problems, Diagnosing Problems, Troubleshooting, Computer Stops Responding

    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 128: Spills On The Keyboard, Error Messages

    Note: Do not remove the battery and the ac power adapter to reset the computer. 2. While the computer is turned off, remove all power sources from the computer (battery and the ac power adapter). Hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Plug in the ac power adapter while keeping the battery out of the computer.

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    Solution: Checksum of the CRC2 setting in the EEPROM is not correct. Press F1 to go to ThinkPad Setup. Press F9 and then press Enter to load the default setting. Press F10 and then press Enter to restart the system. •...

  • Page 130: Errors Without Messages

    Solution: Replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system. If you still see the same error message, contact with Lenovo service to have the computer serviced.

  • Page 131: Beep Errors, Memory Module Problems

    – The battery is installed correctly. – The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the power cord is plugged into a working electrical outlet. – The computer is turned on. (Turn the power button on again for confirmation.) If a power-on password is set: –...

  • Page 132: Networking Problems

    2. Check for error messages during startup. Follow the appropriate corrective actions for power-on self-test (POST) error messages. 3. Verify that the latest UEFI BIOS for your model has been installed. 4. Verify the proper memory configuration and compatibility including the maximum memory size and the memory speed.

  • Page 133: Devices

    • Problem: If your computer is a Gigabit Ethernet model, it cannot connect to the network at 1000 Mbps. Instead, it connects at 100 Mbps. Solution: – Try another cable. – Make sure that the link partner is set to auto-negotiate. –...

  • Page 134: Problems With The Display And Multimedia Devices

    UltraNav pointing device problems • Problem: The pointer drifts when the computer is turned on or after it resumes normal operation. Solution: The pointer might drift when you are not using the TrackPoint pointing device during normal operation. This is a normal characteristic of the TrackPoint pointing device and is not a defect. Pointer drifting might occur for several seconds under the following conditions: –...

  • Page 135: External Monitor Problems

    – If the problem persists, follow the solution for the following problem. • Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted. Solution: Make sure that: – The display device driver is installed correctly. – The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set. –...

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    – If the external monitor supports the same resolution as the computer display or a higher resolution, view output on the external monitor or on both the external monitor and the computer display. – If the external monitor supports a lower resolution than the computer display, view output on the external monitor only.

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    • Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted. Solution: Make sure that: – The monitor information is correct and the appropriate monitor type is selected. Refer to the solution to the above problem. – Make sure that an appropriate refresh rate is selected by doing the following: 1.

  • Page 138: Audio Problems

    Solution: If you use the Extend desktop function, disable it, and change the display output location. If a DVD movie or a video clip is playing, stop the playback, close the program, and then change the display output location. • Problem: The screen position on the external monitor is incorrect when that monitor is set for a high resolution.

  • Page 139: Battery And Power Problems

    This system supports only batteries specially designed for this specific system and manufactured by Lenovo or an authorized builder. The system does not support unauthorized batteries or batteries designed for other systems. If an unauthorized battery or a battery designed for another system is installed, the system will not charge.

  • Page 140: Power Problems

    Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use. An ac power adapter problem Problem: The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the working electrical outlet, but the power adapter (power plug) icon is not displayed in the Windows notification area.

  • Page 141: A Power Button Problem

    If you receive an error message while the operating system is loading the desktop configuration after the POST is completed, check the following items: 1. Go to the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support and search for the error message. 2. Go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage at http://support.microsoft.com/ and search for the error message.

  • Page 142: Problems With Drives And Other Storage Devices

    – If the system status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo) blinks slowly, your computer is in sleep mode. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer; then press Fn. – If the system status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo) is off, your computer is in power-off state or in hibernation mode.

  • Page 143: A Software Problem, Problems With Ports And Connectors

    A software problem Problem: A program does not run correctly. Solution: Make sure that the problem is not being caused by the program. Check that your computer has the minimum required memory to run the program. Refer to the manuals supplied with the program.

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  • Page 145: Chapter 10. Getting Support, Before You Contact Lenovo, Getting Help And Service

    Getting help and service If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about Lenovo products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 146: Using Diagnostic Programs, Lenovo Support Web Site, Calling Lenovo

    Lenovo and our products, what to do if you experience a problem with your computer, and whom to call for service should it be necessary. Information about your computer and preinstalled software, if any, is available in the documentation that comes with your computer.

  • Page 147: Finding Thinkpad Options, Purchasing Additional Services

    You can shop at Lenovo 24 hours a day, 7 days a week directly over the World Wide Web. All you need is an Internet connection and a credit card.

  • Page 148

    For more information about these services, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html User Guide...

  • Page 149: Appendix A. Regulatory Information, Wireless Related Information

    Due to the fact that integrated wireless cards operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, Lenovo believes they are safe for use by consumers. These standards and © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 150: Location Of The Ultraconnect Wireless Antennas

    recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature. In some situation or environment, the use of integrated wireless cards might be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the organization.

  • Page 151: Locating Wireless Regulatory Notices, Export Classification Notice, Electronic Emission Notices

    EAR E1 country list. Electronic emission notices The following information refers to the ThinkPad X131e. Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 152: Industry Canada Class B Emission Compliance Statement

    • Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help. Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than specified or recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.

  • Page 153: Korea Class B Compliance Statement, Japan Vcci Class B Compliance Statement

    Geräte der Klasse B. Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen - CE - zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraf 5 des EMVG ist die Lenovo (Deutschland) GmbH, Gropiusplatz 10, D-70563 Stuttgart. Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraf 4 Abs. (1) 4: Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse B.

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  • Page 155: Statements, Important Weee Information, Battery Recycling Information For Japan

    Collecting and recycling a disused Lenovo computer or monitor If you are a company employee and need to dispose of a Lenovo computer or monitor that is the property of the company, you must do so in accordance with the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources.

  • Page 156: Battery Recycling Information For Brazil, Battery Recycling Information For Taiwan

    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 157: Battery Recycling Information For The United States And Canada

    For proper collection and treatment, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment Battery recycling information for the United States and Canada Appendix B. WEEE and recycling statements...

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  • Page 159: Information, Copyright Lenovo

    Windows Help and Support information on your computer. The Wake on LAN function is enabled when your Lenovo computer is shipped from the factory, and the setting remains valid even when the computer is in sleep mode. If you do not need to have Wake on LAN enabled while your computer is in sleep mode, you can reduce the power consumption and prolong the time in sleep mode, by disabling the setting of Wake on LAN for sleep mode.

  • Page 160

    5. Click the Power Management tab. 6. Clear the Allow this device to wake the computer check box. 7. Click OK. User Guide...

  • Page 161: Substances Directive (rohs), China Rohs, Turkish Rohs, Ukraine Rohs

    Appendix D. Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) China 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). Ukraine RoHS © Copyright Lenovo 2012...

  • Page 162: India Rohs

    India RoHS RoHS compliant as per E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011. User Guide...

  • Page 163: Appendix E. 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 164: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo Access Connections Active Protection System Rescue and Recovery ThinkPad ThinkVantage TrackPoint UltraConnect UltraNav Intel and Intel SpeedStep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 166

    Part Number: Printed in China (1P) P/N: *1P*...

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