Checking the internal battery status..21 Related service information .......23 Security ............... 23 Power management .......... 23 Activating/Deactivating the Display..23 Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 .......24 Specifications ............. 24 FRU replacement notices........25 Screw notices..........25 Removing and replacing an FRU....26 1010 SD card and SIM card cover .....
This manual is intended only for trained servicers who are familiar with Lenovo products. Use this manual to troubleshoot problems effectively. Before servicing a Lenovo product, make sure to read all the information under “Safety information” on page 1 and “Important service information”...
Safety information Safety information This chapter presents the following safety information that you need to get familiar with before you service a Lenovo computer: • “General safety” on page 2 • “Electrical safety” on page 3 • “Safety inspection guide” on page 5 •...
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual General safety Follow these rules below to ensure general safety: • Observe a good housekeeping in the area where the machines are put during and after the maintenance. • When lifting any heavy object: 1.
Safety information Electrical safety Observe the following rules when working on electrical equipments. Important: Use only approved tools and test equipments. Some hand tools have handles covered with a soft material that does not insulate you when working with live electrical currents. Many customers have rubber floor mats near their machines that contain small conductive fibers to decrease electrostatic discharges.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual • Always look carefully for possible hazards in your work area. Examples of these hazards are moist floors, nongrounded power extension cables, power surges, and missing safety grounds. • Do not touch live electrical circuits with the reflective surface of a plastic dental mirror.
4. Check for cracked or bulging batteries. 5. Remove the cover. 6. Check for any obvious non-Lenovo alterations. Use good judgment as to the safety of any non-Lenovo alterations. 7. 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.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Handling devices that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge Any computer part containing transistors or integrated circuits (ICs) should be considered sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD damage can occur when there is a difference in charge between objects. Protect against ESD damage by equalizing the charge so that the machine, the part, the work mat, and the person handling the part are all at the same charge.
Safety information Safety notices: multilingual translations The safety notices in this section are provided in English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Safety notice 1 Before the computer is powered on after FRU replacement, make sure all screws, springs, and other small parts are in place and are not left loose inside the computer.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Safety notice 2 DANGER Some standby batteries contain a small amount of nickel and cadmium. Do not disassemble a standby battery, recharge it, throw it into fire or water, or short-circuit it. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
Safety information Safety notice 3 DANGER The battery pack contains small amounts of nickel. Do not disassemble it, throw it into fire or water, or short-circuit it. Dispose of the battery pack as required by local ordinances or regulations. Use only the battery in the appropriate parts listing when replacing the battery pack.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Safety notice 4 DANGER The lithium battery can cause a fire, an explosion, or a severe burn. Do not recharge it, remove its polarized connector, disassemble it, heat it above 100°C (212°F), incinerate it, or expose its cell contents to water. Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
Safety information Safety notice 5 If the LCD breaks and the fluid from inside the LCD gets into your eyes or on your hands, immediately wash the affected areas with water at least for 15 minutes. Seek medical care if any symptoms caused by the fluid are present after washing.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Safety notice 6 DANGER To avoid shock, do not remove the plastic cover that protects the lower part of the inverter card. Afin d’éviter tout risque de choc électrique, ne retirez pas le cache en plastique protégeant la partie inférieure de la carte d’alimentation.
Safety information Safety notice 8 DANGER Before removing any FRU, turn off the computer, unplug all power cords from electrical outlets, remove the battery pack, and then disconnect any interconnecting cables. Avant de retirer une unité remplaçable en clientèle, mettez le système hors tension, débranchez tous les cordons d’alimentation des socles de prise de courant, retirez la batterie et déconnectez tous les cordons d’interface.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Laser compliance statement Some models of Lenovo computer are equipped from the factory with an optical storage device such as a CD-ROM drive or a DVD-ROM drive. Such devices are also sold separately as options. If one of these drives is installed, it is certified in the U.S.
Safety information A CD-ROM drive, a DVD-ROM drive, or any other storage device installed may contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser diode. Note the following: DANGER Emits visible and invisible laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam.
To download software fixes, drivers, and BIOS, follow the steps below: 1. Go to http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/. 2. Enter a serial number or select a product or use Lenovo smart downloading. 3. Select the BIOS/Driver/Applications and download. 4. Follow the directions on the screen and install the necessary software.
Important service information Use the following strategy to prevent unnecessary expense for replacing and servicing FRUs: • If you are instructed to replace an FRU, but the replacement does not solve the problem, reinstall the original FRU before you continue. •...
Electronic Equipment Directive (2002/95/EC) is a European Union legal requirement affecting the global electronics industry. RoHS requirements must be implemented on Lenovo products placed on the market after June 2006. Products on the market before June 2006 are not required to have RoHS compliant parts.
General checkout General checkout This chapter presents the following information: • “What to do first” on page 20 • “Power system checkout” on page 21 Before you go to the checkout, make sure to read the following important notes: Important notes: •...
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual What to do first When you do return an FRU, you must include the following information in the parts exchange form or parts return form that you attach to it: 1. Name and phone number of servicer 2.
General checkout Power system checkout To verify a symptom, follow the steps below: 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Remove the battery pack. 3. Connect the AC adapter. 4. Make sure that power is supplied when you turn on the computer. 5.
To open the Android Settings screen, do either of the following: – From the main Home screen, touch the Android Settings icon on Lenovo Launch Zone. The Android Settings screen is displayed. – Touch the application icon from the action bar and then touch Settings.
Related service information Related service information This chapter presents the following information: • “Security” on page 23 • “Power management” on page 23 Security Security settings include: SCREEN SECURITY, SIM CARD LOCK (3G version only), PASSWORDS, DEVICE ADMINISTRATION and CREDENTIAL STORAGE.
• “FRU replacement notices” on page 25 • “Removing and replacing an FRU” on page 26 • “Locations” on page 37 • “Parts list” on page 39 Specifications The following table lists the specifications of the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000: Table 1. Specifications Feature Description Form Factor Size •...
This section presents notices related to removing and replacing parts. Read this section carefully before replacing any FRU. Screw notices Loose screws can cause a reliability problem. In the Lenovo computer, this problem is addressed with special nylon-coated screws that have the following characteristics: •...
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Removing and replacing an FRU This section presents exploded figures with the instructions to indicate how to remove and replace the FRU. Make sure to observe the following general rules: 1. Do not attempt to service any computer unless you have been trained and certified.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual 1020 Back cover For access, remove this FRU: • “1010 SD card and SIM card cover” on page 27 Figure 2. Removal steps of back cover Open the back cover from the volume button along the device frame with a flat...
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 1030 Battery pack DANGER Only use the battery specified in the parts list for your computer. Any other battery could ignite or explode. For access, remove these FRUs in order: • “1010 SD card and SIM card cover” on page 27 •...
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Figure 3. Removal steps of battery pack (continued) Detach the battery connector , insert a flat blade under as shown below and carefully pry out the battery.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 1040 Micro SD card For access, remove this FRU in order: • “1010 SD card and SIM card cover” on page 27 Figure 4. Removal steps of Micro SD card Remove the Micro SD card from the card slot in the direction shown by arrows...
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual 1050 System board Important notices for handling the system board: When handling the system board, bear the following in mind. • Be careful not to drop the system board on a bench top that has a hard surface, such as metal, wood, or composite.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Figure 5. Removal steps of system board Remove two screws Peel off power button board connector starting from as shown below.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Figure 5. Removal steps of system board (continued) Peel off volume button and reset button connector starting from shown below. Peel off vibrator starting from as shown below. Take off Mylar, then detach LCM connector as shown below.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Figure 5. Removal steps of system board (continued) Take off touchpad Mylar, then detach touchpad connector, peel off the touchpad from the system board as shown below. Peel off the earphone jack starting from as shown below.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Hardware Maintenance Manual Figure 5. Removal steps of system board (continued) Remove two screws and then remove the speaker box as shown below. Remove the microphone, and take off the speaker and microphone cable from the front cover as shown below.
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