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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide ThinkPad Edge E145...
  • Page 2 • Appendix E “Notices” on page 137 The Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide and the Regulatory Notice have been uploaded to the Web site. To refer to them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadUserGuides and click User Guides & Manuals, then follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    8 operating system ... Typing passwords ... An introduction to Lenovo programs ..Power-on password ...
  • Page 4 Lenovo Support Web site..Installing device drivers ... Calling Lenovo ... . . Installing the driver for the 4-in-1 media card Finding ThinkPad options .
  • Page 5 Appendix E. Notices ..Appendix C. Restriction of Hazardous Trademarks ....Substances Directive (RoHS) ..© Copyright Lenovo 2013...
  • Page 6 User Guide...
  • Page 7: Read This First

    © Copyright Lenovo 2013...
  • Page 8: Important Safety Information

    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, Warranty, and Setup Guide that comes with your computer.
  • Page 9: Conditions That Require Immediate Action

    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.
  • Page 10: Power Cords And Power Adapters

    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.
  • Page 11: Extension Cords And Related Devices

    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. © Copyright Lenovo 2013...
  • Page 12: External Devices

    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.
  • Page 13: Lithium Coin Cell Battery Notice

    • Do not operate your computer or charge the battery near flammable materials or in explosive environments. © Copyright Lenovo 2013...
  • Page 14: Electrical Current Safety Information

    • Ventilation slots, fans and/or heat sinks are provided with the product for safety, comfort, and reliable operation. These features might inadvertently become blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, carpet, or other flexible surface. Never block, cover, or disable these features. •...
  • Page 15: Using Headphones Or Earphones

    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.
  • Page 16 DANGER Do not connect phone line while using tablet mode. Notice for users in the U.S.A. Many personal computer products and accessories contain cords, cables or wires, such as power cords or cords to connect the accessory to a personal computer. If this product has such a cord, cable or wire, then the following warning applies: WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or...
  • Page 17: Chapter 1. Product Overview

    “Specifications” on page 12 • “Operating environment” on page 12 • “Lenovo programs” on page 13 Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators This section introduces the computer hardware features to give you the basic information you need to start using the computer.
  • Page 18 To access power plan settings, do the following: • 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 13.
  • Page 19: Right-Side View

    Right-side view Figure 2. Right-side view ac power connector Media card reader slot HDMI connector Security-lock slot Always On USB connector Media card reader slot Depending on the model, your computer might have a media card reader slot. For more information about the supported cards, see “Using a flash media card”...
  • Page 20: Left-Side View

    • For Windows 8: 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. Attention: When you attach a USB cable to the connector, ensure that the USB mark is facing upward.
  • Page 21 Fan louvers The internal fan and louvers enable air to circulate in the computer and cool the central processor. Note: To avoid impeding airflow, do not place any obstacle in front of the fan. USB 3.0 connectors The Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 connectors are used for connecting devices compatible with a USB interface, such as a USB printer or a digital camera.
  • Page 22: Bottom View

    Memory-upgrade slot You can increase the amount of memory in your computer by installing a memory module in the memory-upgrade slot. Memory modules are available as options from Lenovo. PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless LAN card Your computer might include a wireless local area network (LAN) card in the PCI Express Mini Card slot for you to establish wireless LAN connections.
  • Page 23 The meaning of the indicator is as follows: • Red: The computer is on (in normal mode). • Fast blinking red: The computer is entering sleep or hibernation mode. • Slow blinking red: The computer is in sleep mode. • Off: The computer is off or in hibernation mode. Power status indicator Your computer has an indicator that shows the status of ac power.
  • Page 24: Locating Important Product Information

    Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label, and the Genuine Microsoft label. Machine type and model label The machine type and model label identifies your computer. When you contact Lenovo for help, the machine type and model information helps support technicians to identify your computer and provide faster service.
  • Page 25: Fcc Id And Ic Certification Number Label

    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 back cover assembly.
  • Page 26: Certificate Of Authenticity Label

    Windows 8 Pro operating system, that license also permits you to use the Windows 7 Professional operating system in place of the Windows 8 Pro operating system if you prefer. Lenovo computers that are licensed for use with a Windows 8 operating system are shipped with the Windows 8 license key digitally encoded into the computer hardware.
  • Page 27: Features

    The following figure shows the location of the Genuine Microsoft label on the computer cover: Features This topic lists the features of your computer. Processor • To view the processor information of your computer, do the following: – For Windows 7: Click Start, right-click Computer. Then click Properties. –...
  • Page 28: Specifications

    • Combo audio connector • Two USB 3.0 connectors • One Always On USB connector • RJ45 Ethernet connector • 4-in-1 digital media card reader Wireless features • Integrated wireless LAN • Integrated Bluetooth (on some models) Specifications This section lists the physical specifications for your computer. Size •...
  • Page 29: Lenovo Programs

    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 more easily and securely. Depending on the Windows operating system preinstalled, the programs might vary.
  • Page 30: Accessing Lenovo Programs On The Windows 8 Operating System

    • 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 cursor to the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen to display the charms.
  • Page 31: An Introduction To Lenovo Programs

    • Lenovo Settings Use the Lenovo Settings program to enhance your computing experience by turning your computer into a portable hotspot, configuring camera and audio settings, optimizing your power settings, and creating and managing multiple network profiles.
  • Page 32 • Message Center Plus 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. • Password Manager The Password Manager program automatically captures and fills in authentication information for Windows programs and Web sites.
  • Page 33: Chapter 2. Using 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. After you register your computer with Lenovo, you will receive quicker service when you call Lenovo for help. In addition, some locations offer extended privileges and services to registered users.
  • Page 34 • Take advantage of the networking features provided by the Access Connections program (on the Windows 7 operating system) or Location Awareness program in Lenovo Settings (on the Windows 8 operating system). • To learn more about using the wireless features of your computer, refer to “Wireless connections” on page 29.
  • Page 35: Special Keys

    Special keys Your computer has several special keys to help you work more easily and effectively. The following figure shows the locations of the special keys. You can toggle the ThinkPad F1-F12 key functionality to use the keys in default mode or in legacy mode. In default mode, you can initiate the special functions illustrated on each key by pressing the corresponding key directly.
  • Page 36 You also can use the Windows key together with another key to achieve other functions. For details, refer to the help information system of the Windows operating system. Function keys Volume and mute keys To quickly adjust the volume of the sound from your computer, mute the sound entirely, or set the microphone to mute, press one of the following keys.
  • Page 37: Using The Ultranav Pointing Device

    Wireless radio control key (F9) Press this key to enable or disable the built-in wireless networking features. For detailed information on the wireless features, refer to “Wireless connections” on page 29. Multimedia controls F10: Previous track/scene F11: Play or pause F12: Next track/scene Other functions Fn + B: Has the same function as the Break key.
  • Page 38 If you are not familiar with the TrackPoint pointing device, these instructions will help you get started: 1. Place your hands in the typing position, and press gently with an index finger or a middle finger on the pointing stick in the direction in which you want the pointer to move. To move the pointer, press the pointing stick away from you to move it up, toward you to move it down, to one side or the other to move it sideways.
  • Page 39: Using The Touch Pad

    Note: If you replace the keyboard, a new keyboard is shipped with the default cap. If you wish, you can keep the cap from your old keyboard and use it on the new one. Using the touch pad The touch pad is a pad below the TrackPoint buttons at the bottom of the keyboard.
  • Page 40: Disabling The Ultranav Pointing Device And Using An External Mouse

    Disabling the UltraNav pointing device and using an external mouse If you attach an external mouse to a USB connector, you can use the external mouse simultaneously with the TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad. Disabling the TrackPoint or the touch pad To disable the TrackPoint or the touch pad, do the following: 1.
  • Page 41: Using The Ac Power Adapter

    • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and click the Battery tab. • For Windows 8, do one of the following: – Start the Lenovo Support program and click Battery Health – Start the Lenovo Settings program and click Power.
  • Page 42: Charging The Battery

    To access power plan settings, do the following: • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and then click the Battery tab. For instructions on how to start the Power Manager program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13.
  • Page 43: Handling The Battery

    – 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 “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13.
  • Page 44 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.
  • Page 45: Connecting To The Network

    DANGER There is a danger of an explosion if the backup battery is incorrectly placed. The lithium battery contains lithium and can explode if it is not properly handled, or disposed of. Replace only with a battery of the same type. To avoid possible injury or death, do not: (1) throw or immerse into water, (2) allow it to heat to more than 100°C (212°F), or (3) attempt to repair or disassemble it.
  • Page 46: Using Bluetooth

    • For Windows 7: Use the Access Connections program. For instructions on how to start the Access Connections program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13. • For Windows 8: Open the Lenovo Settings program and click Location Awareness. See “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 8 operating system”...
  • Page 47 You can find more detailed information about the status and signal strength of your wireless connection by opening the Access Connections program or by right-clicking the Access Connections gauge in the Windows notification area and selecting View Status of Wireless Connection. •...
  • Page 48: Presentations And Multimedia

    Enabling or disabling the wireless features To enable or disable the wireless features, do one of the following: • For Windows 7: Press F9 to open the wireless radio switchboard. Turn on or turn off the wireless feature as desired. •...
  • Page 49 3. Change the display output location by pressing F6. This enables you to switch between viewing output on the external monitor, the computer monitor, and both monitors. Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, right-click on the desktop, then select Screen resolution.
  • Page 50: Using Dual Displays

    Using dual displays This section introduces the Extend desktop function that enables you to display output (the same or different) on both the computer display and an external monitor. Using the Extend desktop function Your computer supports a function named the Extend desktop. With the Extend desktop function, you can display output on both the computer display and an external monitor.
  • Page 51: Using The Camera

    • For Windows 7: Press F5. The Communications settings window opens. Click the Manage Settings button and configure the camera settings as desired. • For Windows 8: Click Lenovo Settings from the Start screen. Then click Camera. Follow the instructions on the screen to configure the camera settings as desired.
  • Page 52: Using A Flash Media Card

    Using a flash media card Your computer has one media card reader slot. The media card reader slot supports the following four types of cards: • Secure Digital (SD) card • Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) card • Secure Digital Extended-Capacity (SDXC) card •...
  • Page 53 Note: If you do not remove the card from your computer after you eject the card from the Windows operating system, the card can no longer be accessed. To access the card, you must remove it once, then insert it again. Chapter 2 Using your computer...
  • Page 54 User Guide...
  • Page 55: Chapter 3. You And 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 “Accessibility information” on page 40which outlines our efforts in this area.
  • Page 56: Comfort

    Accessibility information Lenovo is committed to providing people with disabilities greater access to information and technology. As a result, the following information provides ways to help users that have hearing, vision, and mobility limitations get the most out of their computer experience.
  • Page 57: Traveling With Your Computer

    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.
  • Page 58 • HDMI cable • Converter cable for HDMI connector 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...
  • Page 59: Chapter 4. Security

    Refer to the instructions shipped with the mechanical lock. Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security feature. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance of the locking device and security feature.
  • Page 60: Power-On Password

    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.
  • Page 61 Note: When a master hard disk password is set, only the administrator can remove the user hard disk password. Setting a hard disk password Before you start, print these instructions. To set a hard disk password, do the following: 1. Turn off your computer. Wait for about five seconds, and then turn on the computer again. 2.
  • Page 62: Supervisor Password

    2. Type the new master hard disk password in the Enter New Password field and press Enter; then retype the new password you just entered in the Confirm New Password field and press Enter. 3. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press Enter to continue. The master hard disk password is changed.
  • Page 63: Hard Disk Security

    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.
  • Page 64: Notice On Deleting Data From Your Hard Disk Drive

    But we recommend that you make use of the software (payware) or service (pay service) specifically developed for the purpose. For disposing of data on the hard disk drive, Lenovo provides the Secure Data Disposal tool. To download the program, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/support...
  • Page 65: Protecting Data Against Viruses

    Lenovo provides a full version of antivirus software on your computer with a free 30-day subscription. After 30 days, you must renew the license to continue receiving the antivirus software updates.
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  • Page 67: Chapter 5. Recovery Overview

    • “Recovery overview for the Windows 7 operating system” on page 51 • “Recovery overview for the Windows 8 operating system” on page 56 Recovery overview for the Windows 7 operating system This section provides information about the recovery solutions provided by Lenovo on the Windows 7 operating system. Notes: •...
  • Page 68: Performing Backup And Recovery Operations

    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. Using recovery media This section provides instructions on how to use recovery media on different operating systems.
  • Page 69: Using The Rescue And Recovery Workspace

    • To perform a recovery 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.
  • Page 70: Creating And Using A Rescue Medium

    Creating a rescue medium To create a rescue medium on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following: • From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
  • Page 71: Reinstalling Preinstalled Applications And Device Drivers

    3. In the Boot Menu window, select the desired optical drive as the first boot device. Then, insert the rescue disc into the optical drive and press Enter. The rescue medium starts. • If you have created a rescue medium using a USB hard disk drive, use the following instructions to use the rescue medium: 1.
  • Page 72: Solving Recovery Problems

    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 96.
  • Page 73: Resetting Your Computer To The Factory Default Settings

    Resetting your computer to the factory default settings If you want to recycle your computer or just start over, you can reset your computer to the factory default settings. Resetting the computer will reinstall the operating system, reinstall all the programs that came with your computer, and reset all the settings to the factory default settings.
  • Page 74 Creating recovery media To create recovery media, you need a USB drive with at least 8 GB of storage. The required USB capacity depends on the size of the recovery image. Attention: Creating recovery media will delete anything stored on the USB drive. To avoid data loss, make a backup copy of all the data that you want to keep.
  • Page 75: Chapter 6. Replacing Devices

    Note: If an unauthorized battery is installed, the following message will be displayed: “The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge. Please replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system.”...
  • Page 76 If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. 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.
  • Page 77: Replacing The Hard Disk Drive

    4. Insert a fully charged battery until it clicks into place , and then slide the battery latch to the locked position 5. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Replacing the hard disk drive Before you start, print these instructions.
  • Page 78 4. Loosen the screws , and then remove the cover 5. Remove the screws , and then slide the hard disk drive out 6. Remove the hard disk drive by lifting its left side. User Guide...
  • Page 79 7. Place the new hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay. 8. Slide the hard disk drive firmly into the connector , and then reinstall the screws 9. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards . Then tighten the screws 10.
  • Page 80: Replacing A Pci Express Mini Card For Wireless Lan Connection

    Replacing a PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN connection Before you start, print these instructions. DANGER During electrical storms, do not connect the cable to or disconnect it from the telephone outlet on the wall. DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot.
  • Page 81 5. If a tool for removing connectors is included in the package with the new card, use it to disconnect the cables from the card. If no such tool is included, disconnect the cables by picking up the connectors with your fingers and gently unplugging them. 6.
  • Page 82: Replacing A Memory Module

    8. Connect the antenna cables to the new PCI Express Mini Card. Be sure to attach the gray cable to the connector marked “MAIN” or “M” on the card, and the black cable to the connector marked “AUX” or “A.” 9.
  • Page 83 2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. 3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 59. 4. Loosen the screws , and then remove the cover 5. Open the latches on both sides of the slot at the same time , and then remove the memory module Save the removed memory module for future use.
  • Page 84: Replacing The Keyboard

    Attention: • Do not touch the contact edge of the memory module. Otherwise the memory module might be damaged. • If only one memory module is installed into your computer, ensure that you install the memory module into the slot used in the following illustration. Otherwise your computer cannot work normally. 7.
  • Page 85 DANGER Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot. Removing the keyboard To remove the keyboard, do the following: 1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. 2.
  • Page 86 7. Push hard in the direction shown by the arrows to unlatch the front side of the keyboard. The keyboard will be detached slightly 8. Remove the cables by flipping the connectors upwards. Remove the keyboard. Installing the keyboard To install the keyboard, do the following: User Guide...
  • Page 87 1. Attach the cables by flipping the connectors downwards. 2. Insert the keyboard. Make sure that the rear edge of the keyboard is under the frame, as shown by the arrows. Chapter 6 Replacing devices...
  • Page 88 3. Slide the keyboard in the direction shown by the arrows. 4. Reinstall the screws. 5. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards . Then tighten the screws User Guide...
  • Page 89: Replacing The Backup Battery

    If the backup battery is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The backup battery 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.
  • Page 90 5. Detach the connector . Then remove the backup battery To install the backup battery, do the following: 1. Install the backup battery . Then attach the connector 2. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards . Then tighten the screws User Guide...
  • Page 91 3. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 59. 4. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Chapter 6 Replacing devices...
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  • Page 93: Chapter 7. Advanced Configuration

    • If you install a new Windows 8 operating system, go to http://www.lenovo.com/drivers. to download and install the latest device drivers.
  • Page 94: Installing The Windows 7 Operating System

    9. Install device drivers. See “Installing device drivers” on page 79. Installing the registry patches for Windows 7 Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support and install the following registry patches: • Registry patch enabling Wake Up on LAN from Standby for Energy Star •...
  • Page 95: Installing The Windows 8 Operating System

    Search. Installing device drivers The device drivers are available at http://www.lenovo.com/Drivers. Click your computer product name to view all the device drivers for your computer. Attention: Always go to http://www.lenovo.com/Drivers for the latest device drivers. Do not download them from the Windows Update Web site.
  • Page 96: Installing The Thinkpad Monitor File For Windows 2000/Xp/Vista/7 On The Windows 7 Operating System

    Note: If you cannot find this directory on your hard disk drive, download the ThinkPad monitor file for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 from the ThinkPad Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/Drivers Note: Before you install this file, make sure that the correct video driver has been installed.
  • Page 97: Main Menu

    2. Using the cursor keys, move to an item you want to change. When the item is highlighted, press Enter. A submenu is displayed. 3. Change the items you wish to change. To change the value of an item, press the following keys: •...
  • Page 98 • Default values are in boldface. Table 4. Config menu items Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Network Wake On LAN • Disabled Enable the system to power on when the Ethernet • AC Only controller receives a magic • AC and Battery packet.
  • Page 99 Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments USB UEFI BIOS Support • Disabled Enables or disables boot support for USB storage • Enabled devices. Always On USB • Disabled If you select Disabled, the external USB devices •...
  • Page 100 Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments pressed condition, and then press the desired function key. The action is equivalent to pressing the Fn key and the desired function key simultaneously. If you press the Fn key twice, the Fn key is kept in a pressed condition until you press the Fn key again.
  • Page 101: Date/Time Menu

    Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments SATA controller operates in • AHCI compatibility mode. Date/Time menu If you need to set the current date and time of your computer, select Date/Time from the ThinkPad Setup program main menu.
  • Page 102 Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments any items in the ThinkPad Setup program. • Disabled Set Minimum Length Specify a minimum length for the power-on password • Password length options and hard disk password. By default, this is set to Disabled.
  • Page 103 Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments UEFI BIOS Update Option Flash BIOS Updating by • Disabled If you select Enabled, End-Users all users can update the • Enabled UEFI BIOS. If you select Disabled, only the person who knows the supervisor password can update the UEFI BIOS.
  • Page 104 Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Memory Card Slot • Disabled If you select Enabled, you can use the memory • Enabled card slot for SD card or MultiMediaCard. Integrated Camera • Disabled If you select Enabled, you can use the integrated •...
  • Page 105: Startup Menu

    Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments defaults. Any customized Secure Boot settings will be erased, and the default platform key will be re-established along with the original signature databases including the certificate for Windows 8 operation system.
  • Page 106 4. USB HDD: 5. PCI LAN Realtek PXE B09 D00: Note: This Boot submenu appears when the Legacy Only boot mode or the Legacy First with Both mode is selected in the Startup page. Other items on the Startup menu The following items also are displayed on the Startup menu of the ThinkPad Setup program: •...
  • Page 107: Restart Menu

    Table 6. Startup menu items (continued) Menu item Selection Comments Compatibility Support Module (CSM) is required for booting the legacy operating system. If you select UEFI Only, CSM Support is selectable. For Both or Legacy Only mood, CSM Support is not selectable. Boot Mode •...
  • Page 108: Using System Management

    To update your UEFI BIOS, go to the following Web site and follow the instructions on the screen: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers Using system management This topic is primarily intended for the network administrators. Your computer is designed for manageability, so that you can redirect more resources to better meet your business objectives.
  • Page 109 • Network Boot sequence • Flash update Note: If a supervisor password has been set, you will be required to enter the supervisor password when you start the ThinkPad Setup program. Enabling or disabling the Wake on LAN feature When the Wake on LAN feature is enabled and the computer is connected to a LAN, the network administrator can start the computer remotely from a management console, using a remote network-management program.
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  • Page 111: Chapter 8. Preventing Problems

    • 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.
  • Page 112: Making Sure Device Drivers Are Current

    This might eliminate the driver as the potential cause of the 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/drivers.
  • Page 113: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    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 these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer. Be careful about where and how you work •...
  • Page 114: Cleaning The Cover 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 hard disk drive. Register your computer •...
  • Page 115 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.
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  • Page 117: Chapter 9. Troubleshooting Computer Problems

    Note: If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running the Lenovo Solution Center program, save and print the log files. You will need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical support representative.
  • Page 118: Spills On The Keyboard

    Note: Do not remove the battery and the ac power adapter to reset the computer. 2. While the computer is turned off, remove all power sources from the computer (battery and the ac power adapter). Hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Plug in the ac power adapter while keeping the battery out of the computer.
  • Page 119 Solution: Checksum of the Security settings in the EFI Variable is not correct. Enter ThinkPad Setup to check security settings, Press F10 and then press Enter to restart the system. If you still have a problem, have the computer serviced. •...
  • Page 120: Errors Without Messages

    Solution: Replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this computer. If you still see the same error message, contact Lenovo service to have the computer serviced.
  • Page 121: Beep Errors

    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. Turn it on and listen again. Solution: Make sure that: – The battery is installed correctly. –...
  • Page 122: Memory Module Problems

    Memory module problems Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later. If your memory module is not operating properly, check the following items: 1. Verify that the memory module is installed and seated correctly in your computer. It might be necessary to remove all added memory modules to test the computer with only the factory-installed memory modules, and then reinstall the memory module one at a time to ensure a proper connection.
  • Page 123: A Wireless Lan Problem

    Solution: – Use Category 5 wiring and make sure that the network cable is securely connected. – Connect to a 1000 BASE-T hub/switch (not 1000 BASE-X). • Problem: The Wake on LAN feature is not working. Solution: – Make sure that Wake on LAN is enabled in ThinkPad Setup. –...
  • Page 124: Problems With The Keyboard And Other Pointing Devices

    Problems with the keyboard and other pointing devices The following are the most common problems with keyboards and other pointing devices. UltraNav 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.
  • Page 125 – If you are using the ac power adapter, or using the battery and the Power Manager battery gauge shows that the battery is not depleted, press F8 to make the screen brighter. – If your computer is in sleep mode, press Fn to resume from the sleep mode. –...
  • Page 126: External Monitor Problems

    External monitor problems • Problem: The external monitor is blank. Solution: To bring up the image, press F6 and select the desired monitor. If the problem persists, do the following: 1. Connect the external monitor to another computer to make sure that it works. 2.
  • Page 127 11. Click Browse my computer for driver software, and then click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. 12. Clear the Show compatible hardware check box. 13. Select your monitor manufacturer and model. 14. After updating the driver, click Close. 15.
  • Page 128: Audio Problems

    Note: To change the color settings, right-click on the desktop, and click Screen resolution. Click Advanced Settings, select the Monitor tab, then set Colors. • Problem: If you use the Extend desktop function, you cannot set a higher resolution or higher refresh rate on the secondary display.
  • Page 129: Battery And Power Problems

    • Problem: The volume sliders do not stay in place when some audio programs are used. Solution: It is normal for the sliders to change position when certain sound programs are used. The programs are aware of the settings in the Volume Mixer window and are allowed to change the settings themselves.
  • Page 130: Power Problems

    • Problem: The battery pack cannot be charged. Solution: You cannot charge the battery when it is too hot. If the battery feels hot, remove it from the computer and allow it to cool to room temperature. After it cools, reinstall it and recharge the battery. If it still cannot be charged, have it serviced.
  • Page 131: A Power Button Problem

    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.
  • Page 132: Problems With Drives And Other Storage Devices

    Solution: If the system does not return from sleep mode, it might have entered sleep or hibernation mode automatically because the battery is depleted. Check the system status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo). – If the system status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo) blinks slowly, your computer is in sleep mode. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer;...
  • Page 133: A Usb Problem

    Solution: Make sure that the problem is not being caused by the program. Check that your computer has the minimum required memory to run the program. Refer to the manuals supplied with the program. Check the following: • The program is designed to operate with your operating system. •...
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  • Page 135: Chapter 10. Getting Support

    If your computer is installed with the Windows 7 operating system, register your computer with Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com/register. For more information, see “Registering your computer” on page 17. If your system is installed with the Windows 8 operating system, click Lenovo Support from the Start screen. Click Registration. Then follow onscreen instructions.
  • Page 136: Getting Help And Service

    Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information about where to go for additional information about Lenovo and our products, what to do if you experience a problem with your computer, and whom to call for service should it be necessary.
  • Page 137: Finding Thinkpad Options

    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.
  • Page 138: Purchasing Additional Services

    Purchasing additional services During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such as support for Lenovo and non-Lenovo hardware, operating systems, and application programs; network setup and configuration services; upgraded or extended hardware repair services; and custom installations services. Service availability and service name might vary by country.
  • Page 139: Appendix A. Regulatory Information

    • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) • Service Discovery Protocol (SDP) • Synchronization Profile (SYNC) • Video Distribution Profile (VDP) • Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) • Proximity Profile • Find Me Profile • Immediate Alert Profile © Copyright Lenovo 2013...
  • Page 140: Location Of The Ultraconnect Wireless Antennas

    Due to the fact that integrated wireless cards operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, Lenovo believes they are safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
  • Page 141: Locating Wireless Regulatory 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 specified or recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
  • Page 142: European Union - Compliance To The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

    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. Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraf 4 Abs. (1) 4: Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse B.
  • Page 143: Korea Class B Compliance Statement

    Japan VCCI Class B compliance statement Japan compliance statement for products which connect to the power mains with rated current less than or equal to 20 A per phase Lenovo product service information for Taiwan Eurasian compliance mark Appendix A. Regulatory information...
  • Page 144 User Guide...
  • Page 145: Appendix B. Weee And 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 146: Recycling Information For Brazil

    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.
  • Page 147: Battery Recycling Information For Taiwan

    For proper collection and treatment, go to: http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment Battery recycling information for Taiwan Battery recycling information for the United States and Canada Recycling information for China Appendix B.
  • Page 148 User Guide...
  • Page 149: Appendix C. Restriction Of Hazardous Substances Directive (Rohs)

    (RoHS) European Union RoHS Lenovo products sold in the European Union, on or after 3 January 2013 meet the requirements of Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“RoHS recast” or “RoHS 2”).
  • Page 150: Ukraine Rohs

    Ukraine RoHS India RoHS RoHS compliant as per E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011. User Guide...
  • Page 151: Appendix D. Energy Star Model Information

    Windows Help and Support information on your 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 your 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.
  • Page 152 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...
  • Page 153: Appendix E. Notices

    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. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 154: Trademarks

    Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both: Lenovo Access Connections Active Protection System Rescue and Recovery ThinkPad ThinkVantage TrackPoint UltraConnect UltraNav Microsoft, Windows, and BitLocker are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.