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Machine type: 90BX [E50-00]
Version 1.0
E50 Series

User Guide



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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Machine type: 90BX [E50-00] Lenovo E50 Series User Guide Version 1.0 2014.06 SP40G46486...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    Attention: Be aware of possible damage to programs, devices, or data. Note: Pay attention to this important information. © Copyright Lenovo 2014. All rights reserved. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important Safety Information Chapter C Using the Computer Hardware ......C 1.1 Front view of the chassis ............2 1.2 Rear view of the chassis ............3 1.3 Basic connector instructions ............4 1.4 Connecting your computer ............5 1.5 Audio configuration instruction ..........6 1.6 Connecting the power cord .............7 1.7 Display connecting instructions when playing Blu-ray Discs ..8 1.8 Wired keyboard (selected models only) ........8...
  • Page 5 Chapter C Hardware Replacement Guide ......C9 4.1 Locations ................23 4.2 Replacing hardware ...............25 Appendix................... CC Declaration ..................33 Trademarks ..................34 Energy Star Statement ..............34 Enabling ErP compliance mode ...........35 Electronic emissions notices ..........C6 Mexico regulatory notice ............C7 Contents...
  • Page 6: Chapter C Using The Computer Hardware

    Using the Computer Hardware Chapter This chapter contains the following topics:  Introduction to the computer hardware  Information on computer connections Note: The descriptions in this chapter might be different from what you see on your computer, depending on the computer model and configuration.
  • Page 7: Front View Of The Chassis

    C.C Front view of the chassis Attention: Be careful not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked air vents can cause overheating. Hard disk drive indicator Power button Optical Drive (selected models only) USB 2.0 connectors (2) Headphone connector Microphone connector Memory card reader (selected models only) Optical drive eject button...
  • Page 8: Rear View Of The Chassis

    C.C Rear view of the chassis (If the rear view configuration shown in this chapter is different from the rear of your computer, please refer to the rear of your computer.) PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector USB 3.0 connector Serial port VGA monitor connector USB 2.0 connectors (2)
  • Page 9: Basic Connector Instructions

    Note: If your model has two VGA monitor connectors, be sure to use the connector on the graphics adapter. Attention: Do not open the WiFi antenna cover. C.C Basic connector instructions Note: Your computer may not have all of the connectors described in this section.
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Computer

    Connector Description HDMI connector Connect to the HDMI connector on your display or TV. (optional) TV-Tuner connector Only supported on systems with an optional TV tuner (optional) card. Note: If your computer is equipped with a wireless keyboard or mouse, follow the installation instructions for those devices.
  • Page 11: Audio Configuration Instruction

    C.5 Audio configuration instruction (This instruction is only for PC models whose mainboard supports audio transforming from 2.0 stereo to 5.1 surround.) This model of computer supports transforming stereo sound into 5.1 surround sound. Use the following guides when connecting to the 5.1 surround audio device: Blue line-in connector Surround Green line-out connector...
  • Page 12: Connecting The Power Cord

    C.6 Connecting the power cord Connect the power cord to an electrical outlet. We recommend using a grounded connection or a surge protector. Some models are equipped with Power Adapter. User Guide...
  • Page 13: Display Connecting Instructions When Playing Blu-Ray Discs

    (HDMI-DVI cable) C.8 Wired keyboard (selected models only) F2 —— Your computer has the Lenovo Rescue System installed. To learn more about this program, repeatedly press and release the F2 key once turning on the computer until the Lenovo Rescue System opens.
  • Page 14: Chapter C Using The Rescue System

    Using the Rescue System Chapter This chapter contains the following topics:  OneKey Recovery  Driver and Application Installation  System Setup  System Backup  System Recovery  Create Recovery Disc Attention: Using this program will result in loss of data. •...
  • Page 15: Onekey Recovery

    C.C Driver and Application Installation The Driver and Application Installation function in the rescue system provides a way for the user to conveniently reinstall all of the Lenovo applications and drivers that were shipped with your Lenovo hardware. User Guide...
  • Page 16: System Setup

    The system will restart. After the system has restarted, the installation process will continue until it has completed. Method 2: Manual Installation In the Windows system, Click Start → All Programs → Lenovo → Lenovo Driver and Application Installation. After starting the procedure, install all the drivers and software manually by following the prompts.
  • Page 17: System Backup

    This backs up your system partition to an image file. In case of a system failure, you can restore your system from this image file. In the Windows system, click Start → All Programs → Lenovo → Lenovo Rescue System.
  • Page 18: Chapter C Troubleshooting And Confirming Setup

    Troubleshooting and Chapter Confirming Setup This chapter contains the following topics:  Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution Note: The description of the TV tuner card in this manual is only used for the machines which have the TV tuner card. It does not apply to those machines that do not have a TV tuner card.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Display Problems

    This message may help support personnel diagnose and fix the problem(s). • If an error message occurs in a program, see the program’s documentation. Note: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Lenovo® computer to the Windows Classic view. C.C Troubleshooting Display Problems Problem: Blank screen or no image is displayed on the monitor.
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting Audio Problems

    2. Move any interfering devices away from the computer. 3. If the problem persists, contact Lenovo Service. C.C Troubleshooting Audio Problems Problem: No sound from the integrated speakers.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting Problems With Optical Drives And Hard Disks

    1. Check to determine if there is an optical drive icon in the resource manager of the operating system. If not, restart your computer. If there is still no icon, contact Lenovo Service. Otherwise, continue with the next step of this procedure.
  • Page 22: Special Considerations For Troubleshooting Windows

    Problem: The capacity of the hard disk, as indicated by the system, is less than the nominal capacity. Troubleshooting and problem resolution: For computers equipped with the OneKey Recovery feature, the system recovery feature needs to occupy some hard disk space. This may account for the apparent hard disk capacity deficit. Further Technical Explanation: The nominal capacity of the hard disk is expressed in the decimal system, 1000 bytes.
  • Page 23: Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks

    • You must set the TV tuner input signal to analog before you can watch Teletext programming. C.6 Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks Cleaning the computer components Because many of the computer components consist of sophisticated integrated circuit boards, it is very important to periodically clean the computer to prevent dust buildup. The cleaning supplies you need to clean the components include: a vacuum cleaner, a soft cotton cloth, clear water (preferably purified or distilled water) and cotton swabs.
  • Page 24: Chapter C Hardware Replacement Guide

    Hardware Replacement Guide Chapter This chapter contains the following topics:  Locating components  Identifying parts on the system board  Removing the computer cover  Removing and replacing the front bezel  Replacing a memory module  Replacing the hard disk drive ...
  • Page 25 Safety and Warranty Guide that was included with your computer. If you no longer have this copy of the Safety and Warranty Guide, you can obtain one online from the Support Web site at User Guide...
  • Page 26: Additional Information Resources

    You can find the following information: • CRU removal and installation information • Publications • Troubleshooting information • Parts information • Links to other useful sources of information To access this information, go to Tools required To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: • Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge • Flat screwdriver • Phillips screwdriver • Hex screwdriver...
  • Page 27 Handling static-sensitive devices Static electricity is harmless to you, but it can seriously damage computer components. When you are replacing a part, do not open the antistatic package containing the new part until the defective part has been removed from the computer and you are ready to install the new part.
  • Page 28: Locations

    C.C Locations This section provides illustrations to help locate the various connectors, controls and components of the computer. To remove the computer cover, refer to “Removing the computer cover”. 4.1.1 Locating components The following illustration will help you to locate the various components in your computer.
  • Page 29: Identifying Parts On The System Board

    It provides basic computer functions and supports a variety of devices that are factory-installed or that you can install later. The following illustrations show the locations of parts on the system board. Lenovo E50-00 System fan header Microprocessor and heat sink...
  • Page 30: Replacing Hardware

    PCI express X 1 adapter slot Front audio connector C.C Replacing hardware Note: Use only parts provided by Lenovo. 4.2.1 Removing the computer cover Attention: Turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let it cool down before removing the cover.
  • Page 31 5. Slide the computer cover to the rear of the chassis to remove it. Note: For this procedure, it helps to lay the computer on its side. User Guide...
  • Page 32 4.2.2 Removing and replacing the front bezel To remove and replace the front bezel: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”. Note: For this procedure, it helps to lay the computer on its side. 2. Remove the front bezel by releasing the three plastic tabs inside the chassis and pushing the bezel outward as shown.
  • Page 33 4.2.3 Replacing a memory module To replace a memory module: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”. 2. Locate the memory module connectors. Refer to “Locating components”. 3. Remove the memory module being replaced by opening the retaining clips as shown.
  • Page 34 4.2.4 Replacing the hard disk drive To replace the hard disk drive: 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”. Note: For this procedure, it helps to lay the computer on its side. 2. Disconnect the data and power cables from the hard disk drive. 3.
  • Page 35 4.2.5 Replacing an optical drive To replace an optical drive 1. Remove the computer cover. Refer to “Removing the computer cover”. 2. Remove the front bezel. Refer to “Removing and replacing the front bezel”. 3. Disconnect the data and power cables from the rear of the optical drive. 4.
  • Page 36: Completing The Installation

    4.2.6 Completing the installation After replacing a part or parts, you must close the computer cover and reconnect all the cables, including telephone lines and power cords. Some parts will require confirming updated information in the Setup Utility program. Refer to “Starting the Setup Utility”...
  • Page 37 “Locating connectors on the front of the computer” and “Locating connectors on the rear of the computer”. Note: In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective CRU. Information about this will come with the CRU or will come a few days after the CRU arrives.
  • Page 38: Appendix

    Thank you for using Lenovo products. Carefully read all documents shipped with your computer before you install and use the product for the first time. Lenovo is not responsible for any loss except when caused by installation and operations performed by Lenovo professional service personnel.
  • Page 39: Trademarks

    Trademarks Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Intel Inside is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  • Page 40: Enabling Erp Compliance Mode

    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 computer has been inactive for a specified duration: ENERGY STAR power-management features, by operating system.
  • Page 41: Electronic Emissions Notices

    • Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help. Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables or connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 42: Mexico Regulatory Notice

    Mexico regulatory notice Advertencia: En Mexico la operación de este equipo está sujeta a las siguientes dos condiciones: (1) es posible que este equipo o dispositivo no cause interferencia perjudicial y (2) este equipo o dispositivo debe aceptar cualquier interferencia, incluyendo la que pueda causar su operación no deseada. User Guide...
  • Page 43 User Guide...