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Machine type: F0AX [S40-40]
Version 1.0
2014.05
SP40G00660
Lenovo
S40 Series

User Guide

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Machine type: F0AX [S40-40] Lenovo S40 Series User Guide Version 1.0 2014.05 SP40G00660...
  • 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,...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important Safety Information Using the Computer Hardware ..........1 Front view of the computer .................2 Left and right views of the computer ............3 Rear view of the computer .................4 Computer stand ..................5 Basic connector instructions ..............6 Connecting your computer .................7 Important information about using the computer ........7 Connecting to the Internet ................8 Wired keyboard (selected models only) ............9...
  • Page 5 Using the Rescue System ............23 OneKey Recovery ..................24 Driver and Application Installation .............25 Using the Software ..............27 Lenovo Support ..................28 Troubleshooting and Confirming Setup ......... 29 Troubleshooting Display Problems ............30 Troubleshooting Touch screen ..............31 Troubleshooting Audio Problems ..............31 Troubleshooting Software Problems ............32...
  • Page 6: Using The Computer Hardware

    Using the Computer Hardware 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 Computer

    Front view of the computer Attention: Be careful not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked air vents can cause overheating. Camera shield control slider Display on/off button Built-in microphone Camera LED indicator Built-in camera Built-in microphone (selected models only) Attention: If your computer is equipped with an infrared (IR) remote control, do not put the USB IR receiver on the same plane as the screen.
  • Page 8: Left And Right Views Of The Computer

    Left and right views of the computer Attention: Be sure not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked air vents may cause thermal problems. USB 3.0 connector Headphone connector Microphone connector Always On USB 3.0 connector Memory card reader Optical drive eject button (selected models only) Volume control button...
  • Page 9: Rear View Of The Computer

    Rear view of the computer Security cable slot Power connector Ethernet connector USB 2.0 connector / USB keyboard power on connector* USB 2.0 connectors (2) HDMI-out connector HDMI-in connector Air vents (selected models only) * USB keyboard power on: Press Alt + P to power on if the USB keyboard is connected to this USB port.
  • Page 10: Computer Stand

    Computer stand Frame Stand 9º 42º Monitor Stand 45º 5º Transformer Stand 38º 38º 5º User Guide...
  • Page 11: Basic Connector Instructions

    Basic connector instructions Note: Your computer may not have all of the connectors described in this section. Connector Description Microphone Use this connector to attach a microphone to your computer when you want to record sound or if you use speech-recognition software.
  • Page 12: Connecting Your Computer

    Connecting your computer Connecting the power cord Connect the power cord to an electrical outlet. We recommend using a grounded connection or a surge protector. Important information about using the computer Press the power button on the side of the computer to turn on the computer. User Guide...
  • Page 13: Connecting To The Internet

    Hold the computer tightly when you carry it. Connecting to the Internet To connect to the Internet, you’ll need a contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and some hardware. IPSs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in your country.
  • Page 14: Wired Keyboard (Selected Models Only)

    Wired keyboard (selected models only) LVT —— After entering Windows, press this key to launch the LVT (Lenovo Vantage Technology) program, Lenovo’s pre-loaded Home PC software. In addition to its own functions, the LVT program will allow you to start other Windows compatible software specially configured to run on this model of computer.
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  • Page 16: Using Windows 8.1

    Using Windows 8.1 This chapter contains the following topics:  Switching between the main Windows 8.1 interfaces  The Charms Bar  Shutting down the computer  Switching between apps  Closing an app  Opening other system programs  Windows Help and Support Attention: The Windows 8.1 operating system is provided by Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 17: Switching Between The Main Windows 8.1 Interfaces

    Switching between the main Windows 8.1 interfaces Windows 8.1 comes with two main user interfaces: the Start Screen and the Windows desktop. To switch from the Start Screen to the Windows desktop, do one of the following: • Select the Windows desktop tile on the Start Screen. • Press the Windows key + D.
  • Page 18: Switching Between Apps

    Switching between apps Sometimes you want to get back to an app you were just using, or quickly switch through your recent apps. To switch between apps: Move the cursor to the top left corner, then click to bring in the next app. (If your computer is equipped with touch screen, swipe in from the left edge of the screen to bring in the next app.) Closing an app...
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  • Page 20: Touch Screen Instructions

    Touch screen instructions This chapter contains the following topics: Touch Screen Calibration  User Gesture Instructions for the Touch screen  Attentions when using the Touch Screen  Attention: Only selected models are equipped with a touch screen. User Guide...
  • Page 21: Touch Screen Calibration

    The monitor is touch-sensitive thanks to its touch-sensitive screen. A touch screen is an input device just like a mouse or a keyboard, and the user’s fingers transmit position information via the touch screen to the computer. With this technology, you only need to touch the pictures or words on the computer display lightly with your finger, and the computer will react.
  • Page 22: Basic Hand Gestures

    Basic Hand Gestures 1. Single Click / Double Click For the item selected on the touch screen, with one finger touch it one or two times, to perform a single click or double click operation. This is similar to the action performed by clicking the mouse left button.
  • Page 23 3. Dragging Movement First touch your finger on the desired item on the screen and hold it there, then make a dragging movement. This is similar to the click and drag movement you can make with a mouse. 4. Rolling Movement When you move your finger one time vertically (or horizontally) on the touch screen, this is called a Rolling Operation.
  • Page 24 5. Zoom Operation Touch two fingers lightly on the desired item on the touch screen, then keeping both fingers on the screen, change the distance between them. By increasing (or decreasing) the distance, you can perform a zoom in (or zoom out) operation.
  • Page 25: Related Touch Screen Settings

    Related Touch Screen Settings • Select Hardware and Sound → Pen and Touch from the Settings charm. • Select touch actions which you wish to adjust. By clicking on “Settings”, you can adjust the “Speed” and “Spatial tolerance” parameters, to match the user’s natural way of double-clicking. You can double-click on the lower right corner of the icon to test this.
  • Page 26: Precautions When Using The Touch Screen

    Precautions when using the Touch Screen 1. When using the touch screen, be careful not to tear the surface with any sharp objects. 2. To ensure normal use of the touch screen, ensure that both the screen surface and your fingers are clean and dry. 3.
  • Page 27 9. Avoid using the computer in sunlight, which will affect the function of the touch screen. Note: The touch screen will not affect other computer processes when used normally. 10. Recognition of touch gestures can be influenced by the following: • Touching the correct place on the screen.
  • Page 28: Using The Rescue System

    Using the Rescue System This chapter contains the following topics:  OneKey Recovery  Driver and Application Installation Attention: Using OneKey Recovery will result in loss of data. • You can restore the C: drive of the computer to factory default settings or to the last system backup status using OneKey Recovery.
  • Page 29: Onekey Recovery

    Note: The recovery files and relevant data used by the rescue system are saved in the service partition. If the service partition is deleted or damaged by someone other than authorized Lenovo service personnel, Lenovo will not be liable for any losses arising therefrom in any way.
  • Page 30: Driver And Application Installation

    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. Method 1: Automatic Installation Repeatedly press and release the F2 key once turning on the computer until the Lenovo Rescue System opens, then select Driver and Application Installation.
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  • Page 32: Using The Software

    Using the Software This chapter contains the following topic:  Software instructions Note: The interface and functionality of these features will depend on which software was shipped with the computer model you purchased. User Guide...
  • Page 33: Lenovo Support

    Lenovo Support The Lenovo Support program enables you to register your computer with Lenovo, download and view user manuals for your computer, get the warranty information of your computer, and explore help and support information. To open this program, do the following: Click the Lenovo Support icon from the Start Screen or Search Screen.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting And Confirming Setup

    Troubleshooting and Confirming Setup This chapter contains the following topic:  Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution Note: The description of the TV tuner card in this manual is only applicable to machines which have the TV tuner card. It does not apply to machines that do not have a TV tuner card.
  • Page 35: Solving Problems

    3. If the LCD screen has a LCD On/Off button, check that the LCD screen has been turned on. If still cannot solve the problem, contact Lenovo Customer Service. Problem: You need to change the display property settings. Setting display background and icon properties: 1.
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting Touch Screen

    2. Move any interfering devices away from the computer. 3. If the problem persists, contact Lenovo Service. Troubleshooting Touch screen Problem: The touch screen reacts, but not where you are touching it.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting Software Problems

    Problem: No sound from headphones. Troubleshooting and problem resolution: • Check the headphone cable connection — ensure that the headphone cable is securely inserted into the headphone connector. • Adjust the Windows volume control — select the speaker icon from the Settings Charm or click the arrow on taskbar to show the hidden icons in Windows desktop mode, then click the speaker icon. Ensure that the volume is turned up and the sound is not muted.
  • Page 38: 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 39: Special Considerations For Troubleshooting Windows

    The capacity of the hard disk as calculated using this method may be slightly different from the actual capacity due to the rounding of totals. Special considerations for troubleshooting Windows Record the following information as it may be useful later when troubleshooting system problems: The drivers for this computer model only support the Windows 8.1 system.
  • Page 40: Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks

    When do I need to change the boot mode? The default boot mode for your computer is the UEFI mode. If you need to install a legacy Windows operating system (any operating system before Windows 8.1) on your computer, you must change the boot mode to Legacy support. The legacy Windows operating system cannot be installed if you don’t change the boot mode.
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  • Page 42: Hardware Replacement Guide

    Hardware Replacement Guide This chapter contains the following topics: Removing and reattaching the frame stand  Removing and reattaching the monitor stand  Removing and reattaching the transformer  stand Removing the computer cover  Replacing the hard disk drive ...
  • Page 43: Overview

    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 http://support.lenovo.com. User Guide...
  • Page 44: 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: http://support.lenovo.com Tools required To disassemble the computer, you need the following tools: • Wrist grounding strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge • Flat head screwdriver • Phillips head screwdriver • Hex screwdriver...
  • Page 45 Handling static-sensitive devices Static electricity, although harmless to you, can seriously damage computer components. When you are replacing a part, do not open the anti-static 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 46: Replacing Hardware

    Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com Note: Use only parts provided by Lenovo. General information Pre-disassembly instructions Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following: 1.
  • Page 47 Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to remove and reattach the frame stand. Note: The frame stand is available only for some models.
  • Page 48 Warranty Guide that was included with your computer or in the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to remove and reattach the monitor stand.
  • Page 49 4. Place a soft, clean towel or cloth on the desk or flat surface. Hold the sides of your computer and gently lay it down so that the screen is resting on the towel or cloth and the cover is facing up. 5.
  • Page 50 Warranty Guide that was included with your computer or in the Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to remove and reattach the transformer stand.
  • Page 51 5. Push the release button toward the top of the computer as shown. Then, lift the transformer stand up to remove it from the computer. 6. To reattach the transformer stand, insert the two tabs on the transformer stand into the corresponding slots in the chassis. Then, push the release button toward the top of the computer and slide the transformer stand in and down at the same time.
  • Page 52: Removing The Computer Cover

    Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com CAUTION: Turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool down before removing the cover.
  • Page 53 5. Loosen the two screws at the bottom of the computer, and then carefully lift the computer cover up to remove it from the computer. Notes: • The two screws cannot be removed from the computer cover. • If necessary, use a flat-head screwdriver to help you remove the computer cover.
  • Page 54: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive

    Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace the hard disk drive. To replace the hard disk drive, do the following.
  • Page 55 6. Disconnect the cables from the hard disk drive. 7. Push the lock pins outward to release the hard disk drive from the bracket. Note: Do not touch the circuit board on the bottom of the hard disk drive. 8. Line up the new hard disk drive with the bracket, then insert the new hard disk drive into position and secure it with the pins.
  • Page 56: Replacing The Optical Drive

    Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to replace the optical drive. To replace the optical drive, do the following.
  • Page 57: Installing Or Replacing A Memory Module

    Maintenance Manual (HMM) for the computer. To obtain copies of the Safety and Warranty Guide or HMM, go to the Support Web site at: http://support.lenovo.com This section provides instructions on how to install or replace a memory module. Your computer has two memory slots for installing or replacing double data rate 3 small outline dual inline memory modules (DDR3 SODIMMs).
  • Page 58 5. Remove the screw that secures the memory shielding, then lift up the memory shielding to remove it. 6. Remove any parts and disconnect any cables that might obstruct your access to the memory slots. 7. If you are installing a memory module, go to step 8. If you are replacing a memory module, open the latches and gently pull the memory module out of the memory slot as shown.
  • Page 59 8. Align the notch on the new memory module with the tab on the memory slot and then insert the new memory module into the slot at an angle of about 20 degrees. Make sure that the new memory module is inserted firmly and then push down on the top edge.
  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 62: Enabling Erp Compliance Mode

    For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to: http://www.energystar.gov. 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...
  • Page 63: 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 64: Mexico Regulatory Notice

    (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Responsible party: Lenovo (United States) Incorporated 1009 Think Place - Building One Morrisville, NC 27560 U.S.A.
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