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Lenovo IdeaPad
P580/P585/N580/
N581/N585/N586
User Guide
V2.0
Read the safety notices and important tips in the
included manuals before using your computer.

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  • Page 1 Lenovo IdeaPad P580/P585/N580/ N581/N585/N586 User Guide V2.0 Read the safety notices and important tips in the included manuals before using your computer.
  • Page 2 Note • Before using the product, be sure to read Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide first. • Some instructions in this guide may assume that you are using ® Windows 8. If you are using other Windows operating system, some operations may be slightly different.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using Switchable Graphics (specific models only) ..........23 Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet..........24 Wired connection ......................24 Wireless connection ....................25 Chapter 4. Lenovo OneKey Recovery system ........27 Chapter 5. Troubleshooting ..............28 Frequently asked questions ..................28 Troubleshooting ......................30 Appendix A. CRU instructions............. 34 Replacing the battery ....................34...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Getting To Know Your Computer

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Top view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P580/P585 P580...
  • Page 6 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer N580/N585 N580...
  • Page 7 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer N581/N586 N581 Attention: • The dashed part is invisible. • Do NOT open the display panel beyond 130 degrees. When closing the display panel, be careful NOT to leave pens or any other objects in between the display panel and the keyboard.
  • Page 8 When the computer is off, press this button to start the Lenovo Recovery system or the BIOS setup utility, or to enter the boot menu. Note: For details, see “Lenovo OneKey Recovery system” on page 27. Built-in The built-in microphone (with noise reduction) can be...
  • Page 9: Left-side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Left-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Kensington slot Attach a security lock (not supplied) here.
  • Page 10: Right-side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Right-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AC power Connect the AC adapter here.
  • Page 11: Front View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Front view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Memory card slot Insert memory cards (not supplied) here.
  • Page 12: Bottom View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Bottom view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...
  • Page 13 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Battery latch - The manual battery latch is used to keep the battery pack manual secured in place. Battery pack Battery latch - The spring-loaded battery latch keeps the battery pack spring loaded secured in place.
  • Page 14: Chapter 2. Learning The Basics

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics - - - - - - - - - - - Configuring the operating system for the first time You may need to configure the operating system when it is first used. The configuration process may include the procedures below: •...
  • Page 15: The Charms

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Charms The five Charms provide new and faster ways to perform many basic tasks, and are always available regardless of which app you are currently in.
  • Page 16 Chapter 2. Learning the basics Share charm The Share charm lets you send links, photos, and more to your friends and social networks without leaving the app you are in. Start charm The Start charm is a fast way to go to the Start screen. Devices charm The Devices charm allows you to connect or send files to any external devices, such as digital cameras, TVs, or printers.
  • Page 17: Putting The Computer To Sleep Or Shutting It Down

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics - - - - - - - - - - - - Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down When you have finished working with your computer, you can put it to sleep or shut it down.
  • Page 18: Shutting Down The Computer

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics Shutting down the computer If you are not going to use your computer for a long time, shut it down. To shut down your computer: 1 Open the Charms, and then Settings → Shutdown. 2 Select Power...
  • Page 19: Using The Touchpad

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics Using the touchpad - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N580 P580 Touchpad...
  • Page 20: Function Key Combinations

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics Function key combinations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Through the use of the function keys, you can change operational features instantly.
  • Page 21 Chapter 2. Learning the basics The following describes the features of each function key. Fn + F1: Enter sleep mode. Fn + F2: Turn on/off the backlight of the LCD screen. Open the interface for the display device switch Fn + F3: to select this notebook or an external display.
  • Page 22: Connecting External Devices

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics Connecting external devices - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer has a wide range of built-in features and connection capabilities.
  • Page 23 Chapter 2. Learning the basics Connecting a universal serial bus (USB) device Your computer comes with four USB ports compatible with USB devices. Note: When using a high power consumption USB device such as USB ODD, use the external device’s power adapter. Otherwise, the device may not be recognized, and system shut down may result.
  • Page 24: Special Keys And Buttons

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N580 P580 Novo button When the computer is off, press this button to start the Lenovo Recovery system or the BIOS setup utility, or to enter the boot menu.
  • Page 25 Chapter 2. Learning the basics Volume buttons Mute button: Mute/Unmute the sound. Volume Down button: Quickly decrease the volume level. Volume Up button: Quickly increase the volume level.
  • Page 26: System Status Indicators

    Chapter 2. Learning the basics System status indicators - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - These indicators inform you of the computer status.
  • Page 27: Securing Your Computer

    • Before purchasing any security product, verify that it is compatible with this type of security keyhole. • You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security features. Lenovo offers no comment judgment or warranty regarding the function, quality or performance of locking devices and security features. Using passwords Passwords help prevent your computer from being used by others.
  • Page 28: Chapter 3. Connecting To The Internet

    Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet As a global network, the Internet connects computers worldwide, providing services such as e-mailing, information searching, electronic commerce, Web browsing and entertainment. You can connect the computer to the Internet in the following ways: Wired connection: use physical wiring to connect.
  • Page 29: Wireless Connection

    Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet Wireless connection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wireless connections provide mobile access to the Internet, allowing you to stay online anywhere the wireless signal covers.
  • Page 30: Connecting To A Wireless Network

    Chapter 3. Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi/WiMAX (on select models) Enabling wireless connection To enable wireless functions, do one of the following: • Press Fn+F5 to disable Airplane mode. → • Open the Charms and select Settings to open the Network configuration page, and then toggle the Airplane mode switch to Off.
  • Page 31: Chapter 4. Lenovo Onekey Recovery System

    • The above instructions should be followed when Windows can be started normally. If Windows cannot be started, then follow the steps below to start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system: 1 Shut down the computer.
  • Page 32: Chapter 5. Troubleshooting

    Where can I find warranty information? For the warranty applicable to your computer, including the warranty period and type of warranty service, see the Lenovo limited warranty flyer that came with your computer. Drivers and preinstalled software...
  • Page 33: Bios Setup Utility

    Legacy support. A legacy Windows operating system cannot be installed until you change the boot mode. Getting help How can I contact the customer support center? See "Chapter 3. Getting help and service" of the Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    If you forget your HDD password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer 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 35: Sleep Problems

    (POST). - The operating temperature is within the acceptable range. See “Chapter 2. Use and care Information” of Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide. Note: If the battery is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced.
  • Page 36: Sound Problems

    For details about the OneKey Recovery system, start. see “Lenovo OneKey Recovery system” on page 27. A backup problem Backup cannot be made. •...
  • Page 37: Other Problems

    Chapter 5. Troubleshooting Other problems Your computer does not • To turn off your computer, press and hold the power button respond. for 4 seconds or more. If the computer still does not respond, remove the AC adapter and the battery. •...
  • Page 38: Appendix A. Cru Instructions

    Appendix A. CRU instructions Note: • The illustrations used in this chapter are of the Lenovo IdeaPad N580, unless otherwise stated. • The following procedures about removing and replacing devices are the same for the Lenovo IdeaPad P580/P585/N580/N581/N585/N586. Replacing the battery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Note: Use only the battery provided by Lenovo.
  • Page 39: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive

    You can increase the storage capacity of your computer by replacing the hard disk drive with one of greater capacity. You can purchase a new hard disk drive from your reseller or Lenovo marketing representative. Note: • Replace the hard disk drive only if you upgrade it or have it repaired. The connectors and bay of the hard disk drive were not designed for frequent changes, or drive swapping.
  • Page 40 Appendix A. CRU instructions To replace the hard disk drive, do the following: 1 Turn off the computer; then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer. 2 Close the computer display, and then turn the computer over. 3 Remove the battery pack.
  • Page 41 Appendix A. CRU instructions 5 Remove the frame fixing screws...
  • Page 42 Appendix A. CRU instructions 6 Pull the HDD bracket in the direction shown by arrow 7 Take out the hard disk drive secured in a metal frame 8 Remove the screws and detach the metal frame from the hard disk drive. 9 Attach the metal frame to a new hard disk drive and tighten the screws.
  • Page 43 Appendix A. CRU instructions A Reinstall the frame fixing screws. B After aligning the attachment clips with their matching gaps, reinstall the compartment cover. C Reinstall and tighten the screws. D Reinstall the battery pack. E Turn the computer over again. Connect the AC adapter and the cables to the computer again.
  • Page 44: Replacing Memory

    Appendix A. CRU instructions Replacing memory - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You can increase the amount of memory in your computer by installing a double-data-rate three synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3 SDRAM)-available as an option-in the memory slot of your computer.
  • Page 45 Appendix A. CRU instructions 6 If two DDR3 SDRAMs are already installed in the memory slot, remove one of them to make room for the new one by pressing out on the latches on both edges of the socket at the same time. Be sure to save the old DDR3 SDRAM for future use.
  • Page 46 Appendix A. CRU instructions 8 Push the DDR3 SDRAM inward toward the socket until the latches on both edges of the socket are pushed into the closed position. 9 After aligning the attachment clips with their matching gaps, reinstall the compartment cover.
  • Page 47: Replacing The Wireless Lan Card

    Appendix A. CRU instructions Replacing the wireless LAN card - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To replace the wireless LAN card, do the following: 1 Turn off the computer;...
  • Page 48 Appendix A. CRU instructions 7 Take out the wireless LAN card 8 Install the new wireless LAN card. 9 Reinstall and tighten the screw. 0 Reconnect the two wireless LAN cables (one black marked, one white marked). Note: When installing or reinstalling the wireless card: •...
  • Page 49: Removing The Optical Drive

    Appendix A. CRU instructions Removing the optical drive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To remove the optical drive, do the following: 1 Remove the Optical drive/Hard disk drive/Memory/Central processing unit/Mini PCI Express Card slot compartment cover.
  • Page 50 Appendix A. CRU instructions The following table provides a list of CRUs (Customer Replaceable Units) for your computer, and informs you of where to find replacement instructions. Setup Poster User Guide AC adapter Power cord for AC adapter Battery Bottom access doors Hard disk drive Memory Wireless LAN card...
  • Page 51: Trademarks

    Trademarks Lenovo is trademark or registered trademark of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
  • Page 53 V2.0_en-US...

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