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ThinkPad X131e Chromebook



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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide ThinkPad X131e Chromebook...

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    • Appendix D “Notices” on page 63 The Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide and the Regulatory Notice have been uploaded to the Web site. To refer to them, go to, then follow the instructions on the screen. First Edition (March 2013) ©...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Lenovo Support Web site..Removing a flash media card ..Calling Lenovo ... . . Finding ThinkPad options .

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    Wireless related information ..Important WEEE information ..Location of the UltraConnect wireless Battery recycling information for the United States antennas ....and Canada .

  • Page 5: Read This First

    © Copyright Lenovo 2013...

  • Page 6: 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 7: Safety Guidelines

    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 8: Power Cords And Power Adapters

    CAUTION: Hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other body parts away. CAUTION: Before replacing any CRUs, turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before opening the cover. Power cords and power adapters DANGER Use only the power cords and power adapters supplied by the product manufacturer.

  • Page 9: Plugs And Outlets

    Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than USB cables while the computer power is on; otherwise, you might damage your computer. To avoid possible damage to attached devices, wait at least five seconds after the computer is shut down to disconnect external devices. © Copyright Lenovo 2013...

  • Page 10: Rechargeable Battery Notice

    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 11: Heat And Product Ventilation

    • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet. • Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product. • Whenever possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables. © Copyright Lenovo 2013...

  • Page 12: Using Headphones Or Earphones

    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.

  • Page 13: Additional Safety Information

    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 other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. Save these instructions. © Copyright Lenovo 2013...

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  • Page 15: Chapter 1. Product Overview

    TrackPoint pointing stick System status indicator Microphone ® TrackPoint buttons Power button Touch pad Camera Use the camera to take pictures or hold a video conference. For more information, see “Using the camera” on page 20. © Copyright Lenovo 2013...

  • Page 16: Right-side View

    Touch pad TrackPoint pointing stick The keyboard contains the Lenovo unique UltraNav pointing device. Pointing, selecting, and dragging are all part of a single process. You can use them without moving your fingers from a typing position. For more information, see “Using the UltraNav pointing device” on page 13.

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    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. Chapter 1...

  • Page 18: Left-side View

    Left-side view VGA connector Ethernet connector Fan louver Combo audio jack USB 3.0 connectors VGA connector Attach a Video graphics array (VGA) compatible projector or external monitor to your computer to display the computer output. For more information, see “Connecting a projector or an external monitor” on page 19. Fan louver The internal fan and louver enables air to circulate in the computer and cool the central processor.

  • Page 19: Bottom View

    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 mSATA solid-state drive The mSATA solid-state drive makes your computer lighter and faster.

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    • Red: The computer is on. • Fast blinking red: The computer is entering sleep mode. • Slow blinking red: The computer is in sleep mode. • Off: The computer is off. User Guide...

  • Page 21: Locating Important Product Information

    Certification 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. Chapter 1...

  • Page 22: Fcc Id And Ic Certification Number Label

    If you need to remove this card for repair or replacement, follow the procedure in “Replacing a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN connection” on page 29. Note: Only Lenovo authorized wireless LAN card is allowed to be used in your computer. User Guide...

  • Page 23: Features

    Features This topic lists the features of your computer. Memory • Double data rate 3 synchronous dynamic random access memory modules (DDR3 SDRAM) Storage device • mSATA solid-state drive Display The color display uses the TFT technology. • Size: 294.64 mm (11.6 inches) •...

  • Page 24: Operating Environment

    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 25: Chapter 2. Using Your Computer

    When you register your computer, information is entered into a database, which enables Lenovo to contact you if there is 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.

  • Page 26: Special Keys

    • To travel more confidently, be sure to check the tips in “Traveling with your computer” on page 25. How do I give presentations or attach an external monitor? • Ensure that you follow the procedure for “Attaching an external monitor” on page 19. How do I attach or replace a device? •...

  • Page 27: Using The Ultranav Pointing Device

    Special keys Function Searches applications and the Web. You also can use the Search key to enable the Caps Lock function by customizing it. When Caps Lock mode is enabled, the Caps Lock indicator is displayed on the screen. you can type all alphabetic characters (A-Z) in uppercase. To customize the Search key, click the status area in the lower-right corner of the screen, then go to Settings ➙...

  • Page 28: Using The Touch Pad

    Note: The pointer might drift. This is not a defect. Stop using the TrackPoint pointing device for a few seconds; the pointer will stop moving. 3. To move an item, press the left click button with a thumb and move the TrackPoint pointing stick simultaneously.

  • Page 29: Power Management

    • Enable the simple scrolling function. To change your touch pad settings, click the status area in the lower-right corner of the screen, then go to Settings ➙ Device. Change the settings as desired. Power management When you need to use your computer away from electrical outlets, you depend on battery power to keep your computer running.

  • Page 30: Charging The Battery

    Settings ➙ Bluetooth, and then clear Enable bluetooth. Handling the battery 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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    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 32: Connecting To A Wireless Lan

    DANGER The lithium battery contains lithium and can explode if it is not properly handled, or disposed of. Replace only with a battery of the same type. To avoid possible injury or death, do not: (1) throw or immerse into water, (2) allow it to heat to more than 100°C (212°F), or (3) attempt to repair or disassemble it.

  • Page 33: Connecting A Projector Or An External Monitor

    Note: If you cannot connect to the wireless network, try moving your computer closer to the wireless access point. Tips for using the wireless LAN feature To achieve the best wireless network connection, follow the following guidelines: • Place your computer so that there are as few obstacles as possible between the wireless LAN access point and the computer.

  • Page 34: Using Audio Features

    Using audio features Your computer is equipped with the following: • Combo audio jack, 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) in diameter • Speakers • Microphone Your computer also has an audio chip that enables you to enjoy various multimedia audio features: ®...

  • Page 35: Inserting A Flash Media Card

    Note: While transferring data to or from a media card, such as an SD card, do not put your computer into sleep mode before the data transfer is complete; otherwise, your data might be damaged. Inserting a flash media card Attention: Before you start installing any of the following cards, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object.

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  • Page 37: Chapter 3. You And Your Computer

    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 the accessibility information that outlines our efforts in this area. See “Accessibility information”...

  • Page 38: Comfort

    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 39: Traveling With Your Computer

    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 also might want to consider an ac power adapter for the country to which you are traveling. To purchase travel accessories, go to User Guide...

  • Page 41: Copyright Lenovo

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

  • Page 43: Replacing A Pci Express Mini Card For Wireless Lan Connection

    4. Insert a new 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 a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN connection Before you start, print these instructions.

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    4. Loosen the screws , and then remove the cover 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.

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    7. Align the contact edge of the new PCI Express Mini Card with the corresponding socket . Pivot the card until you can snap it into place. Secure the card with the screw 8. Connect the antenna cables to the new PCI Express Mini Card. Be sure to attach the gray cable to the connector marked “MAIN”...

  • Page 46: Replacing A Memory Module

    10. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 27. 11. 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 48: Replacing The Keyboard

    10. Attach the cover and pivot it downward . Then tighten the screws 11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 27. 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 4 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 downward. 2. Insert the keyboard. Ensure that the rear edge of the keyboard is under the frame. Chapter 4 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 downward . Then tighten the screws User Guide...

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    6. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 27. 7. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Chapter 4 Replacing devices...

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  • Page 55: Chapter 5. Troubleshooting Computer Problems

    Do not open the display beyond 180 degrees, as this might damage the computer hinge. • Do not turn your computer over while the ac power adapter is plugged in. This could break the adapter plug. © Copyright Lenovo 2013...

  • Page 56: Cleaning The Cover Of Your Computer

    Register your computer • Register your ThinkPad computer with Lenovo. For more information, see “Registering your computer” on page 11. Be sure not to modify your computer •...

  • Page 57: Computer Stops Responding

    2. Wipe each key with the cloth. Wipe the keys one by one; if you wipe several keys at a time, the cloth might hook onto an adjacent key and possibly damage it. Ensure that no liquid drips onto or between the keys.

  • Page 58: Spills On The Keyboard

    If the computer still does not start up, call the Customer Support Center and a Customer Support Specialist will assist you. Spills on the keyboard With a mobile computer, there are increased chances of spilling liquids on the keyboard. Because most liquids conduct electricity, liquid spilled on the keyboard could create numerous short circuits, potentially causing irreparable damage to your computer.

  • Page 59: A Wireless Lan Problem

    If you configured the adapter for full duplex, make sure that the switch port also is configured for full duplex. Setting the wrong duplex mode can degrade performance, cause data loss, or result in lost connections. – You have installed all networking software that is necessary for your network environment. Check with your LAN administrator for the necessary networking software.

  • Page 60: Keyboard Problems

    Keyboard problems • Problem: All or some keys on the keyboard do not work. Solution: If an external numeric keypad is connected: 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Remove the external numeric keypad. 3. Turn on the computer and try using the keyboard again. If the keyboard problem is resolved, carefully reconnect the external numeric keypad and the external keyboard.

  • Page 61: External Monitor Problems

    External monitor problems • Problem: The external monitor is blank. Solution: To solve the problem, do the following: 1. Connect the external monitor to another computer to make sure that it works. 2. Reconnect the external monitor to your computer. 3.

  • Page 62: 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 63: A Power Button Problem

    If your computer is getting no power at all, check the following items: 1. Verify the power button. Refer to “System status indicators” on page 5. The red dot in the ThinkPad logo is lit whenever the computer is on. 2.

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    If the battery is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced. • Problem: A critical low-battery error occurs, and the computer immediately turns off. Solution: The battery power is getting low. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and plug it into an electrical outlet, or replace the battery with a charged one.

  • Page 65: Chapter 6. Getting Support

    Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information about where to go for additional information about 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.

  • Page 66: Lenovo Support Web Site

    • Lenovo hardware repair - If the problem is determined to be caused by Lenovo hardware under warranty, trained service personnel are available to provide the applicable level of service.

  • Page 67: Finding Thinkpad Options

    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.

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  • Page 69: Appendix A. Regulatory 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 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.

  • Page 70: Locating Wireless Regulatory Notices

    Classification Control Number (ECCN) of 4A994.b. It can be re-exported except to any of the embargoed countries in the EAR E1 country list. Electronic emission notices The following information refers to ThinkPad X131e Chromebook notebook computer. 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.

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    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. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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  • Page 73: Appendix B. Weee And Recycling Statements

    Lenovo encourages owners of information technology equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. Information on product recycling offerings can be found on Lenovo's Internet site at

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  • Page 75: Appendix C. Energy Star Model Information

    For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to: Lenovo encourages you to make efficient use of energy an integral part of your day-to-day operations. To help in this endeavor, Lenovo has preset the following power-management features to take effect when your...

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  • Page 77: Appendix D. 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 78: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo ThinkPad TrackPoint UltraConnect UltraNav Chromebook and Chrome OS are trademarks of Google Inc. Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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

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