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Lenovo
G400/G500
G405/G505
G410/G510

User Guide

Read the safety notices and important tips in the
included manuals before using your computer.

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Lenovo G400/G500 G405/G505 G410/G510 User Guide Read the safety notices and important tips in the included manuals before using your computer.
  • Page 2 Notes • 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 8.1. If you are using other Windows operating systems, some operations may be slightly different.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    The charms .........................15 Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down ..........17 Connecting to a wireless network ................19 Help and support ......................20 Chapter 3. Lenovo OneKey Recovery system ........21 Chapter 4. Troubleshooting ..............23 Frequently asked questions ..................23 Troubleshooting ......................26 Appendix.
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Getting To Know Your Computer

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - G400/G405/G410...
  • Page 6 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer G500/G505/G510 Note: The dashed areas indicate parts that are invisible from outside. Attention: • 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 7 Lenovo OneKey Recovery system or the BIOS setup utility, or to enter the boot menu. Notes: For details, see “Chapter 3. Lenovo OneKey Recovery system” on page 21. • If your computer is preinstalled with a Linpus operating system, OneKey Recovery •...
  • Page 8 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Using the keyboard Your computer has number keys and function keys and may also have a numeric keypad (G500/G505/G510 only) incorporated into its standard key- board. Numeric keypad G500/G505/G510 The keyboard has a separate numeric keypad. To enable or disable the numeric keypad, press the Num Lock key.
  • Page 9 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Keyboard function keys You can access certain system settings quickly by pressing the appropriate function keys. Enables/disables Airplane : Mutes/unmutes the sound. mode. Displays all currently active : Decreases the volume level. apps. Turns on/off the backlight of : Increases the volume level.
  • Page 10 The following describes the features of each function key. Activate the pause function. Fn + Home: Fn + End: Activate the break function. Fn + PgUp: Enable/Disable the scroll lock. Fn + PgDn (G400/ Activate the insert function. G405/G410): Fn + PgDn (G500/ Activate the system request. G505/G510):...
  • Page 11: Left-Side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Left-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Attach a security lock (not supplied) here to help protect Kensington slot your computer from theft and unauthorized use.
  • Page 12: Connecting Usb Devices

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Connecting USB devices You can connect a USB device to your computer by inserting its USB plug (Type A) into the USB port on your computer. The first time you plug a USB device into a particular USB port on your computer, Windows automatically installs a driver for that device.
  • Page 13: Connecting A Bluetooth Device

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Connecting a Bluetooth device If your computer has an integrated Bluetooth adapter card, it can connect to and transfer data wirelessly to/from other Bluetooth enabled devices, such as notebook computers, PDAs and cell phones. You can transfer data between these devices up to 10 meters range in open space.
  • Page 14: Right-Side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Right-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Optical disc drive Reads/Burns optical discs.
  • Page 15: Front View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Front view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - System status Power indicator indicators...
  • Page 16: Inserting A Memory Card

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Using memory cards (not supplied) Your computer supports the following types of memory card: • Secure Digital (SD) card • MultiMediaCard (MMC) Notes: • Insert only one card in the slot at a time. •...
  • Page 17: Bottom View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Bottom view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Battery latch - The manual battery latch is used to keep the battery pack secured in place.
  • Page 18: Chapter 2. Starting To Use Windows 8.1

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8.1 Configuring the operating system for the first time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You may need to configure the operating system when it is first used.
  • Page 19: The Charms

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8.1 The charms - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ®...
  • Page 20 Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8.1 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, including the devices to play, print, and project.
  • Page 21: Putting The Computer To Sleep Or Shutting It Down

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8.1 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 22 Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8.1 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, select Settings → Shut down. 2 Select Power...
  • Page 23: Connecting To A Wireless Network

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8.1 Connecting to a wireless network - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Enabling wireless connection To enable wireless functions, do one of the following: •...
  • Page 24: Help And Support

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8.1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Help and support If you have a problem with the operating system, see the Windows Help and Support file.
  • Page 25: Chapter 3. Lenovo Onekey Recovery System

    Chapter 3. Lenovo OneKey Recovery system The Lenovo OneKey Recovery system is software designed to back up and restore your computer. You can use it to restore the system partition to its original status in case of a system failure. You can also create user backups for easy restoration as required.
  • Page 26 Chapter 3. Lenovo OneKey Recovery system If Windows cannot be started, then follow the steps below to start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system: 1 Shut down the computer. 2 Press the Novo button. From Novo Button Menu, select System recovery...
  • Page 27: Chapter 4. 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 28: Bios Setup Utility

    Lenovo OneKey Recovery system Where are the recovery discs? Your computer did not come with recovery discs. Use the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system if you need to restore the system to its factory status. What can I do if the back-up process fails?
  • Page 29 Windows, Linux or Dos, etc cannot be installed if you don't change the boot mode. Getting help How can I contact the customer support center? See “Chapter 3. Getting help and service” of Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    When I turn on the computer, only a white environment or the entire contents of your hard disk to its original factory contents using the Lenovo cursor appears on a blank OneKey Recovery system. If you still see only the screen.
  • Page 31 • If you forget your user password, you must ask the system administrator to reset your user password. • 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...
  • Page 32 Chapter 4. Troubleshooting • If your computer is in sleep mode, connect the AC The computer does not return from sleep mode, power adapter to the computer and then press any and the computer does not key or the power button. work.
  • Page 33 Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Sound problems No sound can be heard • Make sure that: from the speaker even - The Mute function is off. when the volume is turned - The combo audio jack is not used. - The speaker is selected as the playback device. Battery problems •...
  • Page 34 Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Other problems Your computer does not • To turn off your computer, press and hold the power respond. button for 4 seconds or more. If the computer still does not respond, remove the AC power adapter. • Your computer might lock when it enters sleep mode during a communication operation.
  • Page 35: Appendix. Cru Instructions

    Notes: • The illustrations used in this appendix are for the Lenovo G400, unless otherwise stated. The following steps about upgrading and replacing devices are the same for the G400 and • G500/G405/G505/G410/G510. Make sure the battery has been removed before replacing any devices.
  • Page 36: 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. Notes: Replace the hard disk drive only if you upgrade it or have it repaired. The connectors and •...
  • Page 37 Appendix. CRU instructions To replace the hard disk drive, do the following: 1 Turn off the computer, then disconnect the AC power adapter and all cables from the computer. 2 Close the computer display, and then turn the computer over. 3 Remove the battery pack.
  • Page 38 Appendix. CRU instructions 5 Remove the frame fixing screws 6 Pull the tab in the direction shown by arrow...
  • Page 39 Appendix. CRU instructions 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. 0 Put the hard disk drive gently into the hard disk drive bay with the tab facing upwards and the connectors facing each other, then push it firmly into space.
  • Page 40: Replacing Memory

    Appendix. CRU instructions Replacing memory - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You can increase the amount of memory in your computer by installing a double-data-rate three low voltage synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3L SDRAM)-available as an option-in the memory slot of your...
  • Page 41 Appendix. CRU instructions 6 If two DDR3L 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 DDR3L SDRAM for future use.
  • Page 42: Turn The Computer On

    Appendix. CRU instructions Note: If only one DDR3L SDRAM is used on the computer you are servicing, the card must be installed in SLOT-0 ( : lower slot), but not in SLOT-1 ( : upper slot). To make sure that the DDR3L SDRAM is installed correctly, do as follows: 1 Turn the computer on.
  • Page 43: Removing The Optical Drive

    Appendix. CRU instructions Removing the optical drive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To remove the optical drive, do the following: 1 Remove the Hard disk drive/Memory/Central processing unit/Mini PCI Express Card slot compartment cover.
  • Page 44 Appendix. 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 power adapter Power cord for AC power adapter Battery pack Hard disk drive Memory Optical drive...
  • Page 45: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Lenovo OneKey Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks...
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