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Lenovo G700/G710
User Guide
User Guide
Read the safety notices and important tips in the
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  • Page 1 Lenovo G700/G710 User Guide 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. If you are using other Windows operating system, 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 wireless LAN..................19 Help and support ......................20 Chapter 3. Lenovo OneKey Recovery System ........21 Chapter 4. Troubleshooting ..............22 Frequently asked questions ..................22 Troubleshooting ......................24 Appendix A. CRU instructions............. 28 Replacing the battery pack...................28...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Getting To Know Your Computer

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Top view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Note: The dashed areas indicate parts that are not visible externally.
  • Page 6 Lenovo OneKey Recovery System or the BIOS setup utility, or to enter the boot menu. Note: For details, see “Lenovo OneKey Recovery System” on page 21. Power button Press this button to turn on the computer.
  • Page 7 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer  Using the keyboard Your computer has a numeric keypad and function keys incorporated in its standard keyboard. Numeric keypad The keyboard has a separate numeric keypad. To enable or disable the numeric keypad, press the Num Lock key.
  • Page 8: Function Key Combinations

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Function key combinations Through the use of the function keys, you can change operational features instantly. To use this function, press and hold Fn ; then press one of the function keys The following describes the features of each function key. Fn + Home: Activates the pause function.
  • Page 9 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Hotkeys You can access certain system settings quickly by pressing the appropriate hotkeys. 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 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Setting hotkey mode By default, the hotkey functions are accessible by pressing the appropriate hotkey. However, you can disable the hotkey mode in the BIOS setup utility. To disable the hotkey mode: 1 Shut down the computer. 2 Press the Novo button and then select BIOS Setup.
  • Page 11: Left-side View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Left-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AC power Connect the AC power adapter here.
  • Page 12: Inserting A Memory Card

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer  Using memory cards (not supplied) Your computer supports the following types of memory cards: • Secure Digital (SD) card • MultiMediaCard (MMC) Notes: only • Insert one card in the slot at a time. •...
  • Page 13: Connecting Usb Devices

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Connecting USB device  Your computer comes with three USB ports compatible with USB devices. The first time you plug a USB device into a particular USB port on your computer, Windows automatically installs a driver for that device. After the driver has been installed, you can disconnect and reconnect the device without performing any additional steps.
  • Page 14 Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer  Connecting a Bluetooth device (on select models) If your computer has an integrated Bluetooth adapter card, it can connect to and transfer data wirelessly to 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 15: Right-side View

    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.
  • Page 16: Front View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Front view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - System status Power indicator indicators...
  • Page 17: Bottom View

    Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer Bottom view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Battery pack The manual battery pack latch is used to keep the battery latch -manual...
  • Page 18: Chapter 2. Starting To Use Windows 8

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 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 19: The Charms

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 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 20 Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 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 21: Putting The Computer To Sleep Or Shutting It Down

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 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: Shutting Down The Computer

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8  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 select Settings ...
  • Page 23: Connecting To Wireless Lan

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 Connecting to wireless LAN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Enabling wireless connection If Airplane mode is on, do one of the following to enable the wireless function:...
  • Page 24: Help And Support

    Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 8 Help and support - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you have any problems using the operating system, see the Windows Help and Support file.
  • Page 25: Chapter 3. 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 26: 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 27: Bios Setup Utility

    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? Lenovo Safety and General See "Chapter 3. Getting help and service" in the Information Guide...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    If you forget your user password, ask the system administrator to clear your user password. • If you forget your hard disk drive 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.
  • Page 29: Sleep Problems

    - The operating temperature is within the acceptable range. See “Chapter 2. Use and care Information” in the Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide Note: If the battery pack is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced.
  • Page 30: Sound Problems

    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Sound problems No sound can be heard from • Make sure that: the speaker even when the - The Mute function is off. volume is turned up. - The combo audio jack is not being used. - Speakers are selected as the playback device. Battery pack problems Your computer shuts down •...
  • Page 31: Other Problems

    Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Other problems Your computer does not • To turn off your computer, press and hold the Power button for respond. four seconds or more. If the computer still does not respond, remove the AC power adapter and the battery pack. •...
  • Page 32: Appendix A. Cru Instructions

    • The illustrations used in this appendix are for the Lenovo G700, unless otherwise stated. • The following steps about upgrading and replacing devices are the same for the Lenovo G700/G710. • Make sure the battery pack has been removed before replacing any devices.
  • Page 33: 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 bay of the hard disk drive were not designed for frequent changes, or drive swapping.
  • Page 34 Appendix A. CRU instructions To replace the hard disk drive, do the following: 1 Turn off the computer. Disconnect the AC power adapter and all cables from the computer. 2 Close the computer display and turn the computer over. 3 Remove the battery pack. 4 Remove the Optical drive/Hard disk drive/Memory/Central processing unit/Mini PCI Express Card slot compartment cover.
  • Page 35 Appendix A. CRU instructions 5 Remove the frame fixing screws 6 Pull the hard disk drive tab in the direction shown by arrow...
  • Page 36 Appendix A. 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;...
  • Page 37: 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 38 Appendix A. CRU instructions 6 Remove the DDR3 SDRAM 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. 7 Align the notch of the DDR3 SDRAM with the protrusion of the socket and gently insert the DDR3 SDRAM into the socket at a 30-45°...
  • Page 39 Appendix A. CRU instructions Note: If only one DDR3 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 DDR3 SDRAM is installed correctly, do as follows: 1 Turn the computer on.
  • Page 40: 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 41 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, one white). Note: When installing or reinstalling the wireless card: •...
  • Page 42: 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 43 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 power adapter Power cord for AC power adapter Battery pack Bottom access doors Hard disk drive...
  • Page 44: 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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