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 and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
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.
product are zero. Before you remove the covers from a product equipped with a power cord, always make sure that the power is turned off and that the product is unplugged from any power source. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Customer Support Center. Although there are no moving parts in your computer after the power cord has been disconnected, the following warnings are required for your safety.
In addition, 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.
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate Notice for built-in rechargeable battery DANGER Do not attempt to replace the internal rechargeable lithium batteries. Contact Lenovo Support for factory replacement. Heat and product ventilation DANGER Computers, ac power adapters, and many accessories can generate heat when turned on and when batteries are charging.
Electrical current safety information DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: • Do not use your computer during a lightning storm. • Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.
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.
“Specifications” on page 13 • “Operating environment” on page 14 • “Lenovo programs” on page 14 Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators This section introduces the computer hardware features to give you the basic information you will need to start using the computer.
• For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and then click the Power Plan tab. For instructions on how to start the Power Manager program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 15.
Ambient light sensor The ambient light sensor detects the surrounding light conditions. Then the computer adjusts the screen brightness and keyboard backlight accordingly. Right-side view Figure 2. Right-side view USB 3.0 connector Fan louvers Ethernet extension connector Security-lock slot USB 3.0 connector The Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 connector is used for connecting USB-compatible devices, such as a USB printer or a digital camera.
Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking device and security feature. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance of the locking device and security feature.
To use the Lenovo OneLink connector, you need to remove the connector cover from the Lenovo OneLink connector first. Ensure that you keep the connector cover. Reattach it to the Lenovo OneLink connector when you are not using the Lenovo OneLink connector.
• For Windows 8.1: Press the Windows key to go to the Start screen. Click Lenovo Settings ➙ Power. Then select the Enable USB charge from the computer battery even when the computer is off check box under Always-on USB.
Bottom view Figure 4. Bottom view Fan louvers Emergency-reset hole Speakers Fan louvers The fan louvers and internal fan enable air to circulate in the computer and to ensure proper cooling, especially the cooling of the microprocessor. Note: To ensure proper airflow, do not place any obstacles in front of the fan louvers. Speakers Your computer is equipped with a pair of stereo speakers.
Rear view Figure 5. Rear view Micro-SIM-card tray (on some models) Micro-SIM-card tray (on some models) If your computer supports the wireless wide area network (WAN) feature, a micro Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card might be required to establish wireless WAN connections. Depending on the country or region of delivery, a micro SIM card might be already installed in the micro-SIM-card tray.
Status indicators The status indicators show the current status of your computer. Note: Your computer might have slight variations from the following illustrations. Caps Lock indicator • On: Caps Lock mode is turned on. You can type all alphabetic characters (A-Z) in upper case without pressing the Shift key.
There is no FCC ID or IC Certification number for the wireless communication cards shown on the enclosure of the computer. On some models, Lenovo provides you the information about the location of the FCC ID and IC Certification number label on the computer base cover.
Note: Use only Lenovo-authorized wireless communication cards for the computer. If you install an unauthorized wireless communication card that is not approved for use in your computer, an error message will be displayed and the computer will beep when you turn on the computer.
Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, that license also permits you to use the Windows 7 Professional operating system in place of the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system if you prefer. Lenovo computers that are licensed for use with a Windows 8.1 operating system are shipped with the Windows 8.1 license key digitally encoded into the computer hardware.
• Do not eat or smoke over your keyboard. Particles that fall into your keyboard can cause damage. Lenovo programs Your computer comes with Lenovo programs to help you work easily and securely. The available programs might vary depending on the preinstalled Windows operating system.
Note: If you cannot find the program you need in Control Panel, open the navigation window of the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program and double-click the corresponding dimmed icon to install the program you need.
If your computer is preinstalled with the Windows 8.1 operating system, to access Lenovo programs, press the Windows key to go to the Start screen. Click a Lenovo program to launch it. If you cannot find the program you need, move the pointer to the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen to display the charms.
• Message Center Plus (Windows 7) The Message Center Plus program automatically displays messages to inform you about important notices from Lenovo, such as alerts on system updates and alerts on conditions that require your attention. • Mobile Broadband Connect (Windows 7) The Mobile Broadband Connect program enables you to connect the computer to the mobile broadband network through a supported wireless WAN card.
• Lenovo Tools (Windows 8.1) The Lenovo Tools program helps you work more easily and securely by providing easy access to various program, such as Fingerprint Manager Pro, Lenovo Solution Center, and so on.
“Using the camera” on page 46 Registering your computer When you register your computer, information is entered into a database, which enables Lenovo to contact you in case of a recall or other severe problem. In addition, some locations offer extended privileges and services to registered users.
• To troubleshoot a wireless networking issue, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support/faq. • Take advantage of the networking features provided by the Access Connections program (on the Windows 7 operating system) or Location Awareness in the Lenovo Settings program (on the Windows 8.1 operating system).
3. On the Navigation tab, locate the Start screen section, and then do one of the following: – To set the desktop as your default startup screen, select When I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start so a check is visible. –...
Tasks Touch gestures (touch models only) Mouse actions To zoom out Move two fingers closer together. Press the Ctrl key while scrolling the mouse wheel backward. To zoom in Move two fingers farther apart. Press the Ctrl key while scrolling the mouse wheel forward.
Tasks Touch gestures (touch models only) Mouse actions To display the charms that contain Move the pointer to the bottom-right Swipe in from the right edge. system commands, such as Start, or top-right corner of your screen. Settings, Search, Share, and Devices To cycle through and switch to open Swipe in from the left edge.
Tasks Touch gestures (touch models only) Mouse actions To view the application commands on Right-click an open application. Swipe in from the top or bottom edge. an open application, such as Copy, Save, and Delete, depending on the application To close the current application Move the pointer to the top edge of Swipe in from the top edge to the bottom.
Adaptive Keys overview The following illustration shows the location of the Adaptive Keys . The icons of the Adaptive Keys change dynamically based on the application you are using. The Adaptive Keys provide the following modes to function in different situations: •...
Depending on your needs, you can customize the Adaptive Keys by removing Web-browser mode and Web-conference mode from the cycle list when you tap the Fn key. The Lay-flat mode is available only when you open your computer display to 180 degrees from the relative position of the keyboard. For more information, see “Modes of the Adaptive Keys”...
Function mode When you turn on the computer, the Function mode is displayed and active before the computer enters the Windows operating system. F1 through F12 provide the same functions as the F1 through F12 keys on a traditional keyboard. If you are using an application that supports the F1 through F12 functions, you can use the Fn key to cycle to the Function mode whenever you need it.
Table 3. Functions of the Adaptive Keys (continued) Adaptive Keys Functions 1. Tap the settings icon in the Function mode. The Adaptive Keyboard Settings window opens. 2. Click Mode Settings ➙ Advanced Settings, and then follow the instructions on the screen to set the Quick-access mode as you desired.
Table 3. Functions of the Adaptive Keys (continued) Adaptive Keys Functions Changes the microphone noise-cancellation sensitivity. There are three kinds of noise-cancellation sensitivity : • : Only my voice • : Normal • : Multiple voices Turns on or turns off the camera. When the camera is turned off, the red camera-off indicator turns on .
Table 3. Functions of the Adaptive Keys (continued) Adaptive Keys Functions Rotates the screen clockwise. Each time you tap the icon, the computer screen rotates 90 degrees. • Opens the predefined cloud application as defined in the cloud settings when you tap the icon. •...
1. Open the Adaptive Keyboard Setting window by doing one of the following: • Tap the settings icon in the Function mode. • Open the Lenovo Settings program, and then click Adaptive Keyboard. • Go to Control Panel, and then click Hardware and Sound ➙ Adaptive Keyboard ➙ Change Settings.
Windows key On the Windows 7 operating system, press the Windows key to open the Start menu. On the Windows 8.1 operating system, press the Windows key to switch between the current workspace and the Start screen. You also can use the Windows key together with another key to achieve other functions. For more information, refer to the help information system of the Windows operating system.
Using the TrackPoint pointing stick To use the TrackPoint pointing stick, apply pressure to the nonslip cap on the pointing stick in any direction parallel to the keyboard. Then you can move the pointer. But the pointing stick itself does not move. The speed at which the pointer moves depends on the pressure you apply to the pointing stick.
– How often you use the wireless features. To check for detailed battery status information, do the following: • For Windows 8.1: Start the Lenovo Settings program and click Power. • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and click the Battery tab.
, and then click Power Options. Then click Change plan settings that is next to your power plan. • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and then click the Power Plan tab. For instructions on how to start the Power Manager program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 15.
For more information about the 30 Day Standby function, do the following: – For Windows 8.1: Open the Lenovo Settings program and click Power ➙ 30 Day Standby. – For Windows 7: Refer to the help information system of the Power Manager program. For instructions on how to start the Power Manager program, see “Lenovo programs”...
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.
DANGER Do not put the battery pack in trash that is disposed of in landfills. When disposing of the battery, comply with local ordinances or regulations and your company's safety standards. DANGER There is a danger of an explosion if the coin-cell battery is incorrectly placed. The lithium battery contains lithium and can explode if it is not properly handled, or disposed of.
The Ethernet extension adapter has two indicators that show the status of the network connection. When the upper-left indicator is solid green, it indicates that the computer connects to a LAN and a session with the network is available. When the upper-right indicator blinks yellow, it indicates that data is being transmitted. Wireless connections Wireless connection is the transfer of data without the use of cables but by means of radio waves only.
• For Windows 8.1: Open the Lenovo Settings program and click Location Awareness. For more information, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 8.1 operating system” on page 16.
• Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is poor. To improve signal strength, move your computer closer to the wireless access point. Using the wireless WAN connection Wireless WAN which uses cellular networks for data transmission, enables you to establish wireless connections over remote public or private networks.
• Weak signal • Medium signal • Strong signal Using the Bluetooth connection Bluetooth can connect devices a short distance from one another, and is commonly used for connecting peripheral devices to a computer, transferring data between hand-held devices and a personal computer, or remotely controlling and communicating with devices such as mobile phones.
You can use the NFC feature with NFC supported programs, such as the Lenovo QuickControl program or the Lenovo QuickCast program. Presentations and multimedia You can connect your computer to a projector to give presentations or you can connect your computer to an external monitor to expand your workspace.
3. Right-click anywhere on the desktop, and then click Screen resolution. Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, click the Detect button. 4. Select the external monitor and set Resolution. 5. Click Advanced Settings. 6. Click the Monitor tab. Check the monitor information to make sure that the monitor type is correct. If it is, click OK to close the window;...
To display information and make presentations, you can connect a data projector to your computer through the Mini DisplayPort connector on your computer by using a Lenovo Mini-DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Cable. The Lenovo Mini-DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Cable is available as option at http://www.lenovo.com/essentials...
3. Click OK. • When an application using DirectDraw or Direct3D is running in full-screen mode, only the primary display shows the output. • You cannot use the display switching function when you are in Extend desktop mode. Using audio features Your computer is equipped with the following items: •...
– Configure the camera settings directly from the program that is using the camera. For more information, see the help information system of the program. – Click Lenovo Settings from the Start screen. Then click Camera. Follow the instructions on the screen to configure the camera settings as desired.
Table 6. Sample camera gestures Actions Functions Camera gestures Supported apps Open your hand, put it • Next page • Portable Document Format (PDF) or in front of the camera, • Next track and then swipe your hand electronic books •...
• Turn on or turn off the sound feedback when a gesture is detected. • Automatically turn off the camera if no gesture is detected. To configure the camera gestures settings, right-click the camera-gestures icon in the Windows notification area, and then follow the instructions on the screen to configure the settings as you desired. Chapter 2 Using 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 our accessibility information which outlines our efforts in this area. See “Accessibility information”...
Many ThinkPad product solutions are available to help you modify and expand your computer to best suit your needs. You can find some of these options at http://www.lenovo.com/essentials. Explore your options for docking solutions and external products that provide the adjustability and features that you want.
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.
• A quality carrying case that provides adequate cushion and protection • External storage device If you are traveling to another country, you might want to consider an ac power adapter for the country to which you are traveling. To purchase travel accessories, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessories. User Guide...
Note: You might want to record your password and store it in a safe place. Otherwise, if you forget the password, you have to take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have the password canceled.
ThinkPad Setup program, you will be prompted to type your supervisor password to proceed. If you forget your supervisor password, Lenovo cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a Lenovo marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
If a user hard disk password has been set, but no master hard disk password has been, the user must enter the user hard disk password to access files and applications on the solid-state drive. • Master hard disk password The master hard disk password also requires a user hard disk password.
Lenovo cannot reset your passwords or recover data from the solid-state drive. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have the solid-state drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
the Windows 7 operating system and Windows 8.1 operating system. See “Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption” on page 60. • Before you dispose of, sell, or hand over your computer, delete data stored on it. For more information, refer to “Notice on deleting data from your solid-state drive” on page 64. The solid-state drive built into your computer can be protected by the UEFI BIOS.
To set the security chip, you have to start Client Security Solution, and follow the instructions on the screen. Note: If Client Security Solution is not preinstalled on your computer, download and install it from http://www.lenovo.com/support. Then follow the instructions on the screen. Tips on using the security chip •...
Swiping your finger over the fingerprint reader To swipe your finger over the fingerprint reader, do the following: 1. Placethe top joint of your fingeron the sensor. 2. Apply light pressure and swipe your finger toward youacross the reader in one smooth motion. Do not lift your finger when you are swiping it.
If you forget your hard disk password, Lenovo cannot reset your password or recover data from the solid-state drive. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the solid-state drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
• Security Mode: Specifies the settings of the security mode. • Password Authentication: Enables or disables the password authentication. Note: This item is displayed only if High security mode is enabled. • Reset Fingerprint Data: Select this item to erase all of the fingerprint data stored in either the internal or external fingerprint reader.
• Format your solid-state drive, using the software for initializing it. • Use the recovery program provided by Lenovo to bring the solid-state drive back to the factory default settings. These operations, however, only change the file location of the data; they do not delete the data itself. In other words, the data retrieval processing is disabled under an operating system such as Windows operating system.
Note: On the Windows 7 operating system, you can create recovery media using discs or external USB storage devices. To create recovery media on the Windows 7 operating system, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
To perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens. 2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow.
Creating a rescue medium To create a rescue medium on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
Attention: If you need updated device drivers for your computer, do not download them from the Windows Update Web site. Obtain them from Lenovo. For more information, see “Making sure device drivers are current” on page 108.
• Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the solid-state drive to the factory default settings. See “Performing backup and recovery operations” on page 68. Note: If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment from a rescue medium or recovery media, you might not have the rescue device (a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices) set as the first boot device in the startup device sequence.
3. Depending on your needs, do one of the following: • To perform a quick format, click Just remove my files to start the process. The process will take several minutes. • To perform a complete format, click Fully clean the drive to start the process. The process will take several hours.
3. Click Yes in the User Account Control window to allow the Recovery Media Creator program to start. 4. Ensure that you select the Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive. option. Then click Next. Important: If you clear the Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive. option, you will create recovery media without the recovery partition content.
5. Click Yes in the Setup Confirmation window. The built-in battery is disabled and the computer turns off. Wait for a few minutes to let the computer cool. The built-in battery will be enabled automatically when the computer is connected to an ac power adapter. Installing or replacing the micro SIM card Before you start, print these instructions.
5. Install a new micro SIM card into the tray. Note: Ensure that you use a micro SIM card. Do no use a standard-sized SIM card. The standard-sized SIM card is not compatible. 6. Insert the tray into the computer. 7.
3. Remove the screws and loosen the screws that secure the base cover. Then remove the base cover 4. Reinstall the new base cover , tighten the screws , and then reinstall the screws 5. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the solid-state drive Before you start, print these instructions.
• Replace the solid-state drive only if you upgrade it or have it repaired. The connectors and slot of the solid-state drive are not designed for frequent changes or replacement. • Do not drop the solid-state drive or subject it to physical shocks. Put the solid-state drive on a material, such as soft cloth, that absorbs any physical shocks.
6. Install the new solid-state drive. 7. Install the screw to secure the new solid-state drive. 8. Reinstall the base cover. 9. Turn over the computer and connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the wireless LAN card Before you start, print these instructions.
Attention: Before you start installing the wireless LAN card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces any static electricity from your body. Static electricity could damage the card. To replace the wireless LAN card, do the following: 1.
6. Carefully remove the wireless LAN card out of the slot. 7. Align the notched edge of the new wireless LAN card with the key in the slot. Then carefully insert the card into the slot at an angle of about 20 degrees. 8.
9. Connect the antenna cables to the new wireless LAN card. Ensure that you attach the gray cable to the connector marked 2 on the card, and the black cable to the connector marked 1 on the card. 10. Reinstall the base cover. 11.
a. If a tool is provided with the new card to help you disconnect cables, use the tool to disconnect the cables from the old card. If no such a tool is provided, hold the cable connector with your fingers and gently disconnect each cable from the old card.
5. Align the notched edge of the new wireless WAN card with the key in the slot. Then carefully insert the card into the slot at an angle of about 20 degrees. 6. Install the screw to secure the card in place. 7.
Options include storage devices, network cards, docks, batteries, power adapters, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, and more. 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.
ThinkPad OneLink Dock and ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock front view Security-lock slot: To protect your dock from theft, you can purchase a security cable lock, such as a Kensington-style cable lock, that fits this security-lock slot to lock your dock to a desk, table, or other non-permanent fixture.
HDMI connector: Used to connect a digital audio device or video monitor that is compatible with HDMI. Power connector: Used to connect the ac power adapter. Lenovo OneLink connector: Connect the Lenovo OneLink connector to the computer. Chapter 7 Enhancing your computer...
DisplayPort connector. Power connector: Used to connect the ac power adapter. DVI connector: Used to connect a monitor that supports Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connection. Lenovo OneLink connector: Connect the Lenovo OneLink connector to the computer. User Guide...
9. Install the registry patches, for example, the Enabling Wake on LAN from Standby for ENERGY STAR patch. To download and install the registry patches, go to the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/support Note: After installing the operating system, do not change the initial UEFI/Legacy Boot setting in the ThinkPad Setup program.
Type the number of the fix module in the search field, then click Search. 7. Install the registry patches, for example, the Enabling Wake on LAN from Standby for ENERGY STAR patch. To download and install the registry patches, go to the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/support 8.
USB 3.0 driver. To download the latest device drivers, do the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers. 2. Select your product name to view all the device drivers for your computer. 3. Select the device drivers you that you need, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Main menu When you enter the ThinkPad Setup program, you will first see the Main menu as follows: • UEFI BIOS Version • UEFI BIOS Date • Embedded Controller Version • ME Firmware Version • Machine Type Model • System-unit serial number •...
Table 7. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments UEFI IPv4 Network • Disabled Enable or disable Internet Protocol Version 4 Stack (IPv4) network stack for UEFI environment. • Enabled UEFI IPv6 Network • Disabled Enable or disable Internet Protocol Version 6 Stack (IPv6) network stack for UEFI environment.
Table 7. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments Display Boot Display Device • ThinkPad LCD Select the display device that is to be activated at boot time. This selection is • HDMI effective for boot time, password prompt, •...
Table 7. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments If you select Disabled, the system is not powered on nor resumed when the ac power adapter is attached. Intel Rapid Start • Disabled To use this feature, a special partition on Technology the solid-state drive is required.
Table 7. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments CIRA Timeout 0-255 Set the timeout option for CIRA connection to be established. Selectable second Note: The default values are from 1 to 254. value is 60 seconds. If you select 0, use 60 seconds as the default timeout value.
Table 8. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments goes ahead and loads the operating system. To prevent unauthorized access, set the user authentication on the operating system. Password at restart • Disabled If you select and enable Password at restart, a password prompt is displayed •...
Table 8. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments UEFI BIOS Update Flash BIOS Update by • Disabled If you select Enabled, all users can update Option End-Users the UEFI BIOS. If you select Disabled, • Enabled only the person who knows the supervisor password can update the UEFI BIOS.
Table 8. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments Memory Protection Execution Prevention • Disabled Some computer viruses and worms cause memory buffers to overflow. By selecting • Enabled Enabled you can protect your computer against attacks by such viruses and worms. If after choosing Enabled you find that a program does not run correctly, select Disabled and reset the setting.
Table 8. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Value Comments Anti-Theft Intel AT Module • Disabled Enable or disable the UEFI BIOS interface Activation to activate the Intel AT module, which is an • Enabled optional anti-theft service from Intel. •...
• After you change the startup sequence, ensure that you select a correct device during a copy, a save, or a format operation. Otherwise your data might be erased or overwritten. • If you are using the BitLocker drive encryption, do not change the startup sequence. BitLocker drive encryption locks the computer from starting once detects the change of startup sequence.
Windows environment. When you install a new program, a device driver, or hardware, you might be informed to update the UEFI BIOS. For instructions on how to update the UEFI BIOS, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers Using system management This topic is primarily intended for network administrators.
Desktop Management Interface The UEFI BIOS of your computer supports an interface called System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification, version 2.7.1. SMBIOS provides information about the hardware components of your computer. It is the responsibility of the UEFI BIOS to provide information about itself and the devices on the system board.
Defining a Network Boot sequence When the computer wakes on LAN, the computer starts from the device as specified on the Network Boot menu, and then follow the boot order list on the Boot menu. To define a Network Boot sequence, do the following: 1.
• Profile your machine at http://www.lenovo.com/support to keep up to date with current drivers and revisions. • Keep up to date for device drivers on other non-Lenovo hardware. You might want to read the device driver information release notes prior to updating for compatibility or known issues.
This might eliminate the driver as the potential cause of a problem. Getting the latest drivers from the Web site You can download and install updated device drivers from the Lenovo Web site by doing the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.
Taking care of your computer Although your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use common sense in handling it. By following the important tips in this topic, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer.
Take care in setting passwords • Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo will not reset it, and you might have to replace your system board or solid-state drive. Taking care of the fingerprint reader The following actions could damage the fingerprint reader or cause it not to work properly: •...
4. To remove any crumbs or dust from beneath the keys, you can use a camera blower with a brush or cool air from a hair dryer. Cleaning your computer display To clean the computer display, do the following: 1. Gently wipe the display with a dry, soft lint-free cloth. If you see a scratchlike mark on your display, it might be a stain transferred from the keyboard or the TrackPoint pointing stick when the cover was pressed from the outside.
If your computer is installed with the Windows 7 operating system, when you are setting up your computer, the Lenovo Solution Center program prompts you to create recovery media, which you can use to restore the solid-state drive to the factory default state. For more information, see “Performing backup and recovery operations”...
• If you cannot turn off your computer by pressing and holding the power button, remove all sources of power from the computer and reset the system by inserting a straightened paper clip into the emergency-reset hole. To locate the reset hole, refer to “Bottom view” on page 7. After the computer is off, reconnect the ac power adapter and restart the computer by pressing the power button.
Solution: The EEPROM checksum is not correct (block # 4 and 5). The system board should be replace, and the UUID needs to be reinstalled. Have the computer serviced. • Message: 0190: Critical low-battery error Solution: The computer turned off, because the battery is low. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and charge the battery.
Note: If you are not sure whether you heard any beeps, turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button for four seconds or more. Then turn on the computer and listen again. Solution: Make sure that: – The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the power cord is plugged into a working electrical outlet.
3. Verify the proper memory configuration and compatibility including the maximum memory size and the memory speed. 4. Run the Lenovo Solution Center program. See “Diagnosing problems” on page 113. Networking problems The following are the most common networking problems.
• Problem: My computer is a Gigabit Ethernet model, but the computer cannot connect to the network at 1000 Mbps. Instead, it connects at 100 Mbps. Solution: – Try another cable. – Make sure that the link partner is set to auto-negotiate. –...
Problems with the keyboard and other pointing devices The following are the most common problems with keyboards and other pointing devices. TrackPoint pointing device problems • Problem: The pointer drifts when the computer is turned on or after it resumes normal operation. Solution: The pointer might drift when you are not using the TrackPoint pointing device during normal operation.
– If the problem persists, follow the solution for the following problem. • Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted. Solution: Make sure that: – The display device driver is installed correctly. – The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set. –...
3. Refer to the manual shipped with the external monitor to check the resolutions and refresh rates that are supported. – If the external monitor supports the same resolution as the computer display or a higher resolution, view output on the external monitor or on both the external monitor and the computer display. –...
and adjust the settings there. Usually the external monitor has buttons for access to the setup menu. For more information, see the documentation that comes with the monitor. Audio problems • Problem: Wave or MIDI sound does not play correctly. Solution: Make sure that the built-in audio device is configured correctly.
If a quick charger is available, use it to charge the over-discharged batteries. If the battery cannot be fully charged in 24 hours, call Lenovo Customer Service Center to have it serviced. • Problem: Your computer shuts down before the battery-status icon shows empty, or your computer operates after the battery-status icon shows empty.
If your computer does not run on battery power, check the following items: 1. If the battery runs out of power, attach ac power adapter to recharge the battery. 2. If the battery is charged but the computer does not run, call Lenovo Customer Service Center to have it serviced.
If you receive an error message while the operating system is loading the desktop configuration after the POST is completed, check the following items: 1. Go to the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support and search for the error message. 2. Go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage at http://support.microsoft.com/ and search for the error message.
If your computer tries to enter sleep mode but the request is rejected, the device attached to the USB connector might have been disabled. If this occurs, do a hot-unplug-and-plug operation for the USB device. • Problem: The battery discharges slightly while the computer is in hibernation mode. Solution: If the wakeup function is enabled, the computer consumes small amount of power.
Solution: Make sure that: • The ThinkPad OneLink Dock is connected to power. • The computer is correctly connected to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock. Chapter 10 Troubleshooting computer problems...
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• Installation and maintenance of network operating systems (NOS) • Installation and maintenance of application programs For the terms and conditions of the Lenovo Limited Warranty that applies to your Lenovo hardware product, see “Warranty information” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
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• Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help. 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.
Geräte der Klasse B. Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen - CE - zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraf 5 des EMVG ist die Lenovo (Deutschland) GmbH, Gropiusplatz 10, D-70563 Stuttgart. User Guide...
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If you need to replace it with a new one, contact your place of purchase or contact Lenovo for service. If you need to dispose of a disused lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape, contact your place of purchase or an industrial-waste-disposal operator, and follow their instructions.
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Windows Help and Support information on the computer. The Wake on LAN function is enabled when your Lenovo computer is shipped from the factory, and the setting remains valid even when the computer is in sleep mode. If you do not need to have Wake on LAN enabled while the computer is in sleep mode, you can reduce the power consumption and prolong the time in sleep mode, by disabling the setting of Wake on LAN for sleep mode.
3. In the Device Manager window, expand Network adapters. 4. Right-click your network adapter device, and click Properties. 5. Click the Power Management tab. 6. Clear the Allow this device to wake the computer check box. 7. Click OK. User Guide...
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