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    New World. New Thinking. www.lenovo.com Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 User Guide P/N: 147002156 Printed in China Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 UG V1.0 cover_en_1-4 V1.0...

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    RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to the GSA ADP Schedule contract with Lenovo, if any, or the standard terms of this commercial license, or if the agency is unable to accept this Program under these terms, then we provide this Program under the provisions set forth in Commercial Computer Software–Restricted Rights at FAR 52.227-19, when applicable, or under Rights in Data-General, FAR...

  • Page 3: Energy Star Model Information

    Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with an ENERGY STAR compliant designation. Lenovo computers of the following machine types, if the ENERGY STAR mark is affixed, have been designed and tested to conform to the ENERGY STAR 4.0 program requirements for computers.

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    For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit 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 power-management features to take effect when your computer has been inactive for a specified duration: Table 1.

  • Page 5: Explanation Of Hard Disk Capacity

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 3 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Explanation of hard disk capacity Dear user, While using your computer, you may discover that the nominal hard disk capacity indicated is somewhat different from the disk capacity displayed by the operating system. For example, a nominal 40GB hard disk will appear as less than 40GB in the operating system.

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    X × 0.931 G. II. A portion of the hard disk space is used for specific purposes Lenovo computers come with preinstalled OneKey Rescue System, so the hard disk has a special portion partitioned before delivery, which is used to store hard disk mirror and OneKey Rescue System program files.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using the keyboard... 11 Special keys and buttons... 14 Using the optical drive ... 17 Using memory cards... 17 Using lenovo remote control (specific models only)... 19 Using the integrated camera... 19 Using the internet... 20 Securing your computer... 22 Installing device drivers...

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    Information... 55 Important safety information ... 55 Caring your computer... 72 Accessibility and comfort ... 80 Maintenance ... 83 Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty... 87 Warranty information ... 95 Lenovo warranty service telephone numbers ... 99 Appendix B. Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) ... 101 Appendix C.

  • Page 9: Chapter 1. Getting To Know Your Computer

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 1 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 1. Getting to Know Your Computer Top view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - * The illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual product.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 2 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 1. Getting to Know Your Computer Integrated camera ... 19 Computer display The color display provides clear and brilliant text and graphics. Speakers OneKey Rescue System button ... 16 Power button Wireless LAN antennas An isotropic antenna system is built into the display for optimal...

  • Page 11: Left-side View

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 3 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 1. Getting to Know Your Computer Left-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 4 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 1. Getting to Know Your Computer Security keyhole Your computer comes with a security keyhole. You can purchase a security cable and lock to fit this keyhole. Note: Before purchasing any security product, verify that it is compatible with this type of security keyhole.

  • Page 13: Right-side View

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 5 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 1. Getting to Know Your Computer Right-side view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - USB port ...

  • Page 14: Front View

    Use this switch to disable the wireless radio of all the wireless devices on your computer. Card reader socket... 17 Microphone jack (external)... 37 Headphone jack (S/PDIF) (external)... 35 CIR port ... 19 CIR port, used for lenovo remote control. System status indicators...

  • Page 15: Bottom View

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 7 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 1. Getting to Know Your Computer Bottom view - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Central Processing Unit (CPU)/ Memory (DDR 3 RAM)/ Wireless LAN Card/ TV card (Specific models only) compartment Important: Do not disassemble or replace any component by yourself! If you do need to, ask a Lenovo authorized service center or dealer to disassemble or replace it.

  • Page 17: Chapter 2. Using Your Computer

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 9 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer Using the touch pad - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The touch pad consists of a pad and two click buttons below the keyboard.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 10 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer Gestures The touch pad can recognize some gestures and make actions like zoom in/out, or scroll up/down easily. Chiralmotion Slide your finger to the right side/bottom of the touch pad until you see the scroll mark, then draw on the touch pad in a twisting motion.

  • Page 19: Using The Keyboard

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 11 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer Using the keyboard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer has a numeric keypad and function keys incorporated in the standard keyboard.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 12 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using 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 the Fn key of the function keys ;...

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    Y550 UG x-Ch2.fm Page 13 Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:31 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer The following describes the features of each function key. Fn + Esc: Turn on/off the integrated camera. Fn + F1: Put your computer in sleep mode. Fn + F2: Turn on/off the LCD screen.

  • Page 22: Special Keys And Buttons

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 14 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer Special keys and buttons Your computer has several special keys and buttons. Touch inductive panel and volume buttons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 15 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Touch inductive panel ( Slidebar: Quick launch customized applications by the slide and release at the Slidebar when “Lenovo Desktop Navigator” is installed. OneKey Theater: Open OneKey Theater to select Normal mode or Movie mode as prefered.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 16 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer OneKey Rescue System button Press the OneKey Rescue System button to enter the main interface of OneKey Rescue System while the power is off. Attention: When you press the OneKey Rescue System button to turn on the computer, ensure that your computer is not connected to other peripherals...

  • Page 25: Using The Optical Drive

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 17 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer Using the optical drive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer comes with an optical drive, such as a CD/DVD drive.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 18 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer Note: Only use the memory card types listed above; for more information on usage, read the instructions shipped with the memory card. This card reader does not support SDIO devices (e.g. SDIO Bluetooth, etc.).

  • Page 27: Using Lenovo Remote Control (specific Models Only)

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 19 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Using lenovo remote control (specific models only) You can use the remote control with Windows Media Center for convenient media enjoyment. For details of the remote control operation, see the instructions shipped with it.

  • Page 28: Using The Internet

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 20 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 2. Using Your Computer Using the internet Using RJ-45 port The LAN port supports a standard RJ-45 connector, and allows you to connect the computer to a high-speed DSL/cable modem connection and local area network (LAN).

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 21 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Using wireless LAN An isotropic antenna system is built into the display for optimal reception, enabling wireless communication wherever you are. To enable wireless communications, do the following; Slide the integrated wireless device switch to the right. Press Fn + F5 to make configure.

  • Page 30: Securing Your Computer

    Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security features. Lenovo makes no comments, judgements, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance of locking devices and security features. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 23 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Using VeriFace™ VeriFace is a face recognition software which takes a digital snapshot, extracts key features of your face, and creates a digital map that becomes the system’s “password”. Note: The face registration and verification works best in a environment with steady and even light.

  • Page 32: Installing Device Drivers

    A compatible device driver is a requirement to ensure correct operation and performance of each component in your computer. If your computer is pre-installed with an operating system, Lenovo provides all drivers that you need in your hard disk. Using battery and AC adapter When you cannot use the AC adapter to power your computer, you may depend on battery power to keep your computer running.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 25 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Using the AC adapter The power to run your computer can come either from the battery pack or from AC power through the AC adapter. Attention: Using an improper power cord could cause severe damage to your computer. To use the AC adapter, do the following.

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    Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack. Attempting to do so can cause an explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack. A battery pack other than the one specified by Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery pack is not covered by the warranty.

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    The battery pack contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury: Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo. Keep the battery pack away from fire. Do not expose the battery pack to water or rain.

  • Page 36: Using External Devices

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 28 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Your computer has many built-in features and connection capabilities. Attention: Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than USB 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.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 29 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Attention: When using a high power consumption USB device such as USB ODD, use external device power adapter. Otherwise, the device may not be recognized, or system shut down may result.

  • Page 38: Connecting An Esata Port Device

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 30 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Connecting an eSATA port device Your computer comes with an eSATA port used for connecting high-speed storage device (e.g. eSATA HDD) that are compatible with the eSATA port. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 39: Connecting A Pc Card Device

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 31 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Connecting a PC card device - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer comes with an ExpressCard/34"* slot used for connecting PC card devices that are compatible with the ExpressCard/34"* interface.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 32 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Inserting an ExpressCard/34 module Gently slide the ExpressCard/34 module with the front label facing upward. Slide until it clicks into place. Removing an ExpressCard/34 module Push the ExpressCard/34 module until you hear a click.

  • Page 41: Connecting An External Display

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 33 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Connecting an external display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You can connect an external display to your computer.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 34 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Connecting an HDMI monitor You can connect an HDMI monitor by using an HDMI port. To shift to other connected display devices, press Fn + F3 to set up.

  • Page 43: Connecting A Headphone And Audio Device

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 35 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Connecting a headphone and audio device - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer comes with one headphone jack (S/PDIF) used for connecting headphones, speakers, and audio devices that are compatible with the S/PDIF interface.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 36 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Warning: Listening to music at high volume over extended periods of time may damage your hearing. Excessive use of headphones or earphones for a long period of time at high volume can be dangerous if the output of the headphones or earphone connectors do not comply with specifications of EN 50332-2.

  • Page 45: Connecting An External Microphone

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 37 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 3. Using External Devices Connecting an external microphone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Your computer comes with one external microphone jack for connecting an external microphone.

  • Page 46: Connecting A Bluetooth Device (specific Models Only)

    If your computer has an integrated Bluetoothadapter card, it can connect to and transfer data wirelessly to other Bluetoothenabled devices, such as laptop computers, PDAs and cell phones. Enabling Bluetooth communications Slide the integrated wireless device switch to the right.

  • Page 47: Chapter 4. Troubleshooting

    This section lists frequently asked questions and tells where you can find detailed answers. For details about each publication included in the package with your computer, see Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 Setup Poster. What safety precautions should I follow when using my computer? See “Chapter 6.

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    Customer Support Center nearest to you, see “Lenovo warranty service telephone numbers” on page 99. Where can I find warranty information? For the warranty applicable to your computer, including the warranty period and type of warranty service, see “Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty” on page 87.

  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 41 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Troubleshooting If you do not find your problem here, see Chapter 2. The following section only describes problems that might prevent you from accessing the comprehensive information in Chapter 2. Display problems When I turn on the computer, nothing appears on the screen.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 42 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 4. Troubleshooting When I turn on the computer, only a white cursor appears on a blank screen. Restore backed-up files to your Windows environment or the entire contents of your hard disk to the original factory contents using OneKey Recovery.

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    If you forget your supervisor password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the system board replaced.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 44 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Sleep or hibernation problems The computer enters sleep mode unexpectedly. If the processor overheats, the computer automatically enters sleep mode to allow the computer to cool and to protect the processor and other internal components.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 45 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM If your computer is in sleep mode connect the AC adapter to the computer, then press any key or the power button. If your computer is in hibernation mode or power-off state. Connect the AC adapter to the computer, then press the power button to resume operation.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 46 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 4. Troubleshooting The screen is unreadable or distorted. Make sure that: The display device driver is installed correctly. The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set. The monitor type is correct. Incorrect characters appear on the screen.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 47 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Sound problems No sound can be heard from the speaker even when the volume is turned up. Make sure that: The Mute function is off. The headphone jack is not used. Speakers is selected as a playback device.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 48 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 4. Troubleshooting The battery does not charge. For details, see “Handling the battery” in Chapter 2. A hard disk drive problem The hard disk drive does not work. In the Boot menu in BIOS Setup Utility, make sure that the hard disk drive is included in the “Boot priority order”...

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 49 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 4. Troubleshooting The computer does not start from a device you want. See the Boot menu of the BIOS Setup Utility. Make sure that the “Boot priority order” in the BIOS Setup Utility is set so that the computer starts from the device you want.

  • Page 58: Chapter 5. Getting Help And Service

    Getting help and service If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about Lenovo computers, you will find a wide variety of sources available from Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information about where to go for additional information about Lenovo computers, what to do if you experience a problem with your computer, and whom to call for service should it be necessary.

  • Page 59: Getting Help On The Web

    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.

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    Chapter 5. Getting Help and Service Engineering change management - Occasionally, there might be changes that are required after a product has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller, if authorized by Lenovo, will make selected Engineering Changes (ECs) available that apply to your hardware.

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    Customer Support Center telephone numbers and hours of operation, visit the Support Web site at http://consumersupport.lenovo.com. If the number for your country or region is not listed, contact your Lenovo reseller or Lenovo marketing representative. Chapter 5. Getting Help and Service...

  • Page 62: Getting Help Around The World

    Getting help around the world If you travel with your computer or relocate it to a country where your Lenovo machine type is sold, your computer might be eligible for International Warranty Service, which automatically entitles you to obtain warranty service throughout the warranty period. Service will be performed by service providers authorized to perform warranty service.

  • Page 63: Chapter 6. Safety, Use, And Care Information

    Follow and retain all information included with your computer. The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase agreement or the Lenovo Limited Warranty. For more information, see “Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty” on page 87.

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    Contact the Customer Support Center for further guidance. For a list of Service and Support phone numbers, see http://consumersupport.lenovo.com. Frequently inspect your computer and its components for damage or wear or signs of danger. If you are unsure about the condition of a component, do not use the product.

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    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.

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    Upgrades typically are referred to as options. Replacement parts approved for customer installation are referred to as Customer Replaceable Units, or CRUs. Lenovo provides documentation with instructions when it is appropriate for customers to install options or replace CRUs. You must closely follow all instructions when installing or replacing parts.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 59 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Danger: Hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other body parts away. Attention: 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...

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 60 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information Protect power cords and power adapters from liquids. For instance, do not leave your power cord or power adapter near sinks, tubs, toilets, or on floors that are cleaned with liquid cleansers.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 61 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Extension cords and related devices Danger: Ensure that extension cords, surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies, and power strips that you use are rated to handle the electrical requirements of the product. Never overload these devices. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed the power strip input rating.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 62 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information outlet. If you cannot insert the plug into the outlet, contact an electrician for an approved outlet adapter or to replace the outlet with one that enables this safety feature.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 63 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components. If you suspect a problem with one of these parts, contact a service technician.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 64 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information Products containing CR (manganese dioxide) lithium coin cell batteries may contain perchlorate. Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply. See http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate. Heat and product ventilation Danger: Computers, AC adapters, and many accessories can generate heat when turned on and when batteries are charging.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 65 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information Ventilation slots, fans and/or heat sinks are provided with the product for safety, comfort, and reliable operation. These areas might inadvertently become blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, carpet, or other flexible surface.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 66 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information CD and DVD drive safety Danger: CD and DVD drives spin discs at a high speed. If a CD or DVD is cracked or otherwise physically damaged, it is possible for the disc to break apart or even shatter when the CD drive is in use.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 67 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM 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.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 68 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following procedures when installing, moving, or opening covers on this product or attached devices. To connect: 1.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 69 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Laser compliance statement Some personal computer models are equipped from the factory with a CD or DVD drive. CD and DVD drives are also sold separately as options. CD and DVD drives are laser products. The drive’s classification label (shown below) is on the surface of the drive.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 70 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information These drives are certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services 21 Code of Federal Regulations (DHHS 21 CFR) Subchapter J for Class 1 laser products.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 71 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Danger: Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam. Liquid crystal display (LCD) notice Attention: Mercury Information (does not apply to LED backlit models): The fluorescent lamp in the liquid crystal display contains mercury;...

  • Page 80: Caring Your Computer

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 72 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information Caring your computer Though your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use common sense in handling it. By following these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 73 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Place liquids away from your computer to avoid spills, and keep your computer away from water (to avoid the danger of electrical shock). Do not eat or smoke over your keyboard. Particles that fall into your keyboard can cause damage.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 74 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information - Wherever possible, ground your computer to facilitate safe electrostatic discharge. Note: Not all such appliances cause a significant electrostatic charge. When you handle options or CRUs, or perform any work inside the computer, take the following precautions to avoid static-electricity damage: - Limit your movement.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 75 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Be gentle with your computer Avoid placing any objects (including paper) between the display and the keyboard or under the keyboard. Do not drop, bump, scratch, twist, hit, vibrate, push, or place heavy objects on your computer, display, or external devices.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 76 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information When you leave the computer in your car, place it on the back seat to avoid being insolated. Carry the AC adapter and power cord with the computer. Handle storage media and drives properly If your computer comes with an optical drive, do not touch the surface of a disc or the lens on the tray.

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    Take care in setting passwords Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo authorized service providers will not reset it, and you might have to replace your system board or hard disk drive. Other important tips Your computer might have both an Ethernet connector and a modem connector.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 78 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information Before you install any of the following devices, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces any static electricity from your body.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 79 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Wipe the cover with the clean sponge. Wipe the surface again with a dry, soft lint-free cloth. Wait for the surface to dry completely and remove any cloth fibers from the computer surface.

  • Page 88: Accessibility And Comfort

    By keeping these considerations in mind, you can improve performance and achieve greater comfort. Lenovo is committed to providing the latest information and technology to our customers with disabilities.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 81 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information Ergonomic information Working in the virtual office may mean adapting to frequent changes in your environment. Following some simple rules will make things easier and bring you the maximum benefits of your computer.

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    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 82 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information General Posture: Below are some general recommendations for assuming a healthy working posture. It is best to periodically make minor modifications in your working posture to deter the onset of discomfort caused by long periods of working in the same position.

  • Page 91: Maintenance

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 83 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information What if you are traveling? It may not be possible to observe the best ergonomic practices when you are using your computer while on the move or in a casual setting. Regardless of the setting, try to observe as many of the tips as possible.

  • Page 92

    At least once a week, make a point to back up your data. If critical data is present, it is a good idea to perform a daily backup. Lenovo has many backup options available for your computer. CD-RW drives and CD- RW/DVD drives are available for most computers and are easily installed.

  • Page 93

    Profile your machine at http://consumersupport.lenovo.com to keep up to date with current drivers and revisions. Keep up to date on 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.

  • Page 94

    Chapter 6. Safety, Use, and Care Information If required, you can find your country’s Customer Support Center at the following Web address: http://consumersupport.lenovo.com. When calling the Customer Support Center, please make sure you have your machine type, model, and serial number available and the computer is in front of you.

  • Page 95: Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty

    What this warranty covers Lenovo warrants that each hardware product that you purchase is free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use during the warranty period. The warranty period for the product starts on the original date of purchase specified on your sales receipt or invoice unless Lenovo informs you otherwise in writing.

  • Page 96

    How to obtain warranty service If the product does not function as warranted during the warranty period, you may obtain warranty service by contacting Lenovo or an approved service provider. Each of them is referred to as a “Service Provider.” A list of Service Providers and their telephone numbers is available at www.lenovo.com/support/phone.

  • Page 97

    Only unaltered Lenovo products and parts are eligible for replacement. The replacement product or part provided by Lenovo may not be new, but it will be in good working order and at least functionally equivalent to the original product or part.

  • Page 98

    Personal Data that you did not delete, you are in compliance with all applicable laws. Use of personal information If you obtain service under this warranty, Lenovo will store, use and process information about your warranty service and your contact information, including name, phone numbers, address, and e-mail address.

  • Page 99

    Lenovo may provide or integrate into the Lenovo product at your request; and any technical or other support, such as assistance with “how-to”...

  • Page 100

    Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty Limitation of liability Lenovo is responsible for loss or damage to your product only while it is: 1) in your Service Provider’s possession; or 2) in transit in those cases where the Service Provider is responsible for the transportation.

  • Page 101

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 93 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES; 2) LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOUR DATA; OR 3) SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS REVENUE, GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS.

  • Page 102

    CANNOT BE WAIVED OR LIMITED BY CONTRACT. European Economic Area (EEA) Customers in the EEA may contact Lenovo at the following address: EMEA Service Organisation, Lenovo (International) B.V., Floor 2, Einsteinova 21, 851 01, Bratislava, Slovakia. Service under this warranty for Lenovo...

  • Page 103: Warranty Information

    Appendix A. Lenovo Limited Warranty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 104

    An optional service offering may be available for purchase from Lenovo to have Lenovo install Self-service CRUs for you. You may find a list of CRUs and their designation in the publication that ships with your product or at www.lenovo.com/CRUs.

  • Page 105

    Under On-Site Service, your Service Provider will either repair or exchange the product at your location. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the Lenovo product. For some products, certain repairs may require your Service Provider to send the product to a designated service center.

  • Page 106

    You may be charged for the replacement product if Lenovo does not receive the failed product within thirty (30) days of your receipt of the replacement product.

  • Page 107: Lenovo Warranty Service Telephone Numbers

    The phone numbers provided below are correct as of the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. For the latest warranty service contact telephone number in a country please contact Lenovo, or your reseller in your country.

  • Page 108

    Alternate No. Ukraine the Republic of Kazakhstan Poland Turkey Additionally, you can find support information, and updates, including service phone numbers for unlisted countries on the Lenovo Web site located at: http://consumersupport.lenovo.com. 0861-536-686 1300 557 073 0800 446 833 8-800-700-7888...

  • Page 109: Appendix B. Customer Replaceable Units (crus)

    Customers are responsible for replacing all external CRUs. Internal CRUs can be removed and installed by customers or by a Lenovo service technician during the warranty period. Your computer contains the following types of external CRUs: External CRUs (pluggable): These CRUs unplug from the computer.

  • Page 110: Appendix C. Specifications

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 102 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Appendix C. Specifications Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approximate 384.2 mm ×...

  • Page 111

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 103 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Power source Input rating of the AC adapter: 100-240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz 65 W (with integrated graphics card)/90 W (with (AC adapter) discrete graphics card) For models with discrete graphics card, the supplied 90 W AC adapter with the unit is recommended.

  • Page 112: Appendix D. Notices

    Consult your local 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.

  • Page 113

    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.

  • Page 114

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 106 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Appendix D. Notices extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their specific environment. The software interface and hardware configuration described in all the manuals included with your computer may not match the actual configuration of the computer you purchased.

  • Page 115: Wireless Related Information

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 107 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Wireless related information Wireless interoperability Wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card is designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Complementary Code Keying (CCK), and/or Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) radio technology, and is compliant to: The IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Standard on Wireless LANs, as defined and...

  • Page 116

    Due to the fact that wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card and Bluetooth Daughter Card operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, Lenovo believes the integrated wireless cards are safe for use by consumers. These standards and...

  • Page 117

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 109 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Using the integrated wireless cards on board of airplanes, or in hospitals In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful. If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a specific organization (e.g., airport or hospital), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card or...

  • Page 118: Tv Tuner Information

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 110 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Appendix D. Notices TV tuner information Products with television tuner options installed The notice below applies to products containing television (TV) tuner devices that connect to external antennas or to cable/CATV systems, or both, and that are intended to be installed in North America.

  • Page 119: Example Of Antenna Grounding

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 111 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Example of antenna grounding Ground clamp Antenna lead-in wire Antenna discharge unit (NEC Section 810-20) Grounding conductors (NEC Section 810-21) Appendix D. Notices Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Article 250, Part H) Ground clamps Electronic service equipment...

  • Page 120

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 112 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Appendix D. Notices The following notice applies to all countries and regions: Danger: Outdoor antenna grounding If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the equipment, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.

  • Page 121: Electronic Emissions Notices

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 113 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Electronic emissions notices The following information refers to Lenovo IdeaPad Y550, machine type 20017 4186. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement 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.

  • Page 122

    (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 27650 U.S.A.

  • Page 123

    Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der Lenovo empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. Lenovo übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung der Lenovo verändert bzw.

  • Page 124

    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. Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraf 4 Abs. (1) 4: Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022...

  • Page 125

    TV communications and to other electrical or electronic equipment. Such cables and connectors are available from Lenovo authorized dealers. Lenovo cannot accept responsibility for any interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors.

  • Page 126

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 118 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Appendix D. Notices Japanese VCCI Class B Statement Japan Compliance Statement for Power line Harmonics A statement of compliance to the IEC 61000-3-2 harmonics standard is required for all products connecting to the power mains and rated less than 20A per phase.

  • Page 127: Weee And Recycling Statements

    General recycling statement Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) 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...

  • Page 128: Eu Weee Statements

    For additional WEEE information go to: http://consumersupport.lenovo.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

  • Page 129: Japan Recycling Statements

    Collecting and Recycling a Disused Lenovo Computer or Monitor If you are a company employee and need to dispose of a Lenovo computer or monitor that is the property of the company, you must do so in accordance with the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources.

  • Page 130

    You also can refer to the instructions at www.ibm.com/jp/pc/environment/recycle/battery http://www.ibm.com/jp/pc/environment/recycle/battery If you use a Lenovo notebook computer at home and need to dispose of a battery pack, you must comply with local ordinances and regulations. You also can refer to the instructions at www.ibm.com/jp/pc/environment/recycle/battery...

  • Page 131: Notice For Users In The U.s.a

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 123 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Notice for Users in the U.S.A. California Perchlorate Information: Products containing CR (manganese dioxide) lithium coin cell batteries may contain perchlorate. Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply. See http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate. Notice on deleting data from your hard disk As computers spread into every corner of life, they process more and more information.

  • Page 132

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 124 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Appendix D. Notices Using the preinstalled recovery program, bring the hard disk back to factory-ship state. These operations, however, only change the file allocation 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.

  • Page 133: Trademarks

    Lenovo, lenovo logo, IdeaPad, VeriFace, OneKey Rescue (OneKey Recovery, OneKey AntiVirus), APS, Power Express, Energy Management and ReadyComm are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lenovo in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

  • Page 134: Index

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 126 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Index AC adapter Jack ... 5 ... 24 Using Battery ... 26 Charging Bluetooth ... 38 Connecting Interoperability ... 107 ... 6 Switch ... 108 Usage environment ... 2, 13, 19 Camera ...

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    ... 51 on the web Hibernation mode problems ... 20 Internet Keyboard ... 78 Cleaning Problems ... 43 Using ... 11 Lenovo Limited Warranty ...83 Maintenance ... 51 Microphone ...2 Built-in ...37 External ... 44 Notice Electronic emissions for US Users...

  • Page 136

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 128 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Index Password Problems ... 43 ... 23 Using ... 2 Power button Problems Battery ... 47 ... 45 Computer screen ... 41 Display ... 48 Hard disk drive ... 44 Hibernation mode ...

  • Page 137

    Y550 UG V1.0_en.book Page 129 Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:51 PM Warranty information ... 95 ... 51 Help Wireless LAN ... 2 Antennas Connecting ... 21 ... 107 Interoperability ... 6, 13 Switches ... 108 Usage environment Index...

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