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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide ThinkPad Edge E145...
  • Page 2 • Appendix E “Notices” on page 139 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 follow the instructions on the screen. Third Edition (January 2014) ©...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ..Typing passwords ... Lenovo programs overview ..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” on page 37. HDMI connector Your computer supports the high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) connector, a digital audio and video interface that can connect a compatible digital audio device or video monitor, such as an high-definition...
  • Page 20: Left-Side View

    • For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1: Press the Windows key to go to the Start screen. Click Lenovo Settings ➙ Power. Then select the Enable USB charge from the computer battery even when the computer is off check box under Always On USB.
  • 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. Wireless LAN card slot Your computer might include a wireless local area network (LAN) card in the wireless LAN 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 7 Professional operating system in place of the Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro operating system if you prefer. Lenovo computers that are licensed for use with a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system are shipped with the corresponding 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

    Access Connections™ program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13. • For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1: Press the Windows key to go to the Start screen. Click Lenovo Settings ➙ Power.
  • Page 29: Lenovo Programs

    Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools. Then double-click a program icon to access the program. Note: If a program icon is dimmed in the navigation window of the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program, it indicates that you need to manually install the program. To manually install the program, double-click the program icon.
  • Page 30 Note: If you cannot find the program you need in Control Panel, open the navigation window of the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program and double-click the corresponding dimmed icon to install the program you need.
  • Page 31: Accessing Lenovo Programs On The Windows 8 Or Windows 8.1 Operating System

    If your computer is preinstalled with the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system, to access Lenovo programs, press the Windows key to go to the Start screen and then click a Lenovo program to launch it. If you cannot find the program you need, move the pointer to the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen to bring up the charms.
  • Page 32 • Lenovo Tools (Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) The Lenovo Tools program helps you work more easily and securely by providing easy access to various program, such as Lenovo Fingerprint Manager, Lenovo Solution Center, and so on.
  • Page 33 • Password Manager (Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1) The Password Manager program automatically captures and fills in authentication information for Windows programs and Web sites. • System Update (Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1) The System Update program enables you to keep the software on the computer up-to-date by downloading and installing software packages, including ThinkVantage programs, device drivers, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) basic input/output system (BIOS) updates, and other third-party programs.
  • Page 34 User Guide...
  • Page 35: 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 36 • 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 or Windows 8.1 operating system). • To learn more about using the wireless features of your computer, refer to “Wireless connections” on page 31.
  • Page 37: 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 38 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 39: 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 31. 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 40 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 41: Using The Touch Pad

    Using the touch pad The touch pad is a pad below the TrackPoint buttons at the bottom of the keyboard. To move the pointer on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which you want the pointer to move. Using the multi-touch touch pad The touch pad of your computer supports multi-touch with which you can zoom in, zoom out, scroll, or rotate on the screen while browsing the Internet or reading or editing a document.
  • Page 42: Adding The Ultranav Icon To The Windows Notification Area

    To check for detailed battery status information, do the following: • For Windows 7: Start the Power Manager program and click the Battery tab. • For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, do one of the following: – Start the Lenovo Settings program and click Power. User Guide...
  • Page 43: Using The Ac Power Adapter

    Enabling the battery alarm on the Windows 7 operating system For the Windows 7 operating system, you can program your computer so that when the battery power falls below a certain level, three events occur: the alarm goes off, a message is displayed, and the LCD is turned off.
  • Page 44: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery When you check battery status and find that the percentage of power remaining is low or when the power alarm alerts you that the remaining power is low, you need to charge your battery or replace it with a charged battery.
  • Page 45: Handling The Battery

    Power Manager program, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 13. – For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1: Open the Lenovo Settings program and click Power ➙ 30 Day Standby.
  • Page 46 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 47: Connecting To The Network

    DANGER There is a danger of an explosion if the coin-cell battery is incorrectly placed. The lithium battery contains lithium and can explode if it is not properly handled, or disposed of. 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 48 Windows 7 operating system” on page 13. • For Windows 8 and Window 8.1: Open the Lenovo Settings program and click Location Awareness. For more information, see “Accessing Lenovo programs on the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system”...
  • Page 49: Presentations And Multimedia

    • Current location profile is connected. Access Connections wireless status icon: • Power to the wireless radio is off. • Power to the wireless radio is on. No association. • Power to the wireless radio is on. No signal. • Power to the wireless radio is on.
  • Page 50: Connecting A Projector Or An External Monitor

    2. Click Display at the left. 3. Select the desired font size. 4. Click Apply. The change will take effect after you log off. Connecting a projector or an external monitor This topic provides information about connecting a projector or an external monitor. Using an external monitor Note: When you connect an external monitor, a video interface cable with a ferrite core is required.
  • Page 51: Using Dual Displays

    9. Click Properties. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. 10. Click the Driver tab. 11. Click Update Driver. 12. Click Browse my computer for driver software, and then click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  • Page 52: Using Audio Features

    5. Set the resolution for the secondary display. 6. Click Advanced settings and set up the color quality on the Monitor tab. 7. Click OK to apply the changes. Considerations for using the Extend desktop function • If you want to show DOS full-screen while in the Extend desktop mode, only the primary display shows DOS;...
  • Page 53: Using The Camera

    – Configure the camera settings directly from the program that is using the camera. For more information, see the help information system of the program. – Open the Lenovo Settings program. Then click Camera. Follow the instructions on the screen to configure the camera settings as desired.
  • Page 54: Removing A Flash Media Card

    • SD card • SDHC card • SDXC card • MultiMediaCard To insert a flash media card into the 4-in-1 media card reader slot, do the following: 1. Make sure that the card is correctly oriented. 2. Insert the card firmly into the 4-in-1 media card reader slot. The card might stop before it is completely installed into the slot.
  • 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

    • Delete the data. • Format your hard disk drive, using the software for initializing it. • Use the recovery program provided by Lenovo to bring the hard disk drive back to the factory default settings. These operations, however, only change the file location of the data; they do not delete the data itself. In other words, the data retrieval processing is disabled under an operating system such as Windows.
  • 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 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems” 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.
  • 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 98.
  • Page 73: Resetting Your Computer To The Factory Default Settings

    • For Windows 8.1: Move your pointer to the top-right or bottom-right corner of the screen to display the charms. Click Settings ➙ Change PC settings ➙ Update and recovery ➙ Recovery. 2. In the Refresh your PC without affecting your files section, click Get started. 3.
  • Page 74: Recovering Your Operating System If Windows 8 Or Windows 8.1 Fails To Start

    Recovering your operating system if Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 fails to start The Windows recovery environment on your computer is capable of operating independently from the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system. This enables you to recover or repair the operating system even if the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system fails to start.
  • Page 75 Attention: If you delete the recovery partition on your computer, do keep the recovery media in a safe place. The Windows recovery image will not be stored in your computer anymore, and you will need the recovery media to refresh or reset your computer. 8.
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  • Page 77: 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 78 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 79: 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 80 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 81 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 82: Replacing The Wireless Lan Card

    Replacing the wireless LAN card 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 83 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 84: Replacing A Memory Module

    8. Connect the antenna cables to the new wireless LAN 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. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards .
  • Page 85 2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. 3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 61. 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 86: 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 87 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 88 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 89 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 90 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 91: Replacing The Coin-Cell Battery

    If the coin-cell battery is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The coin-cell 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 92 5. Detach the connector . Then remove the coin-cell battery To install the coin-cell battery, do the following: 1. Install the coin-cell battery . Then attach the connector 2. Attach the cover and pivot it downwards . Then tighten the screws User Guide...
  • Page 93 3. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 61. 4. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables. Chapter 6 Replacing devices...
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  • Page 95: Chapter 7. Advanced Configuration

    For the country or region code required in the installation, use one of the following: Country or region: Code China: SC Denmark: DK Finland: FI France: FR Germany: GR Italy: IT Japan: JP Netherlands: NL Norway: NO Spain: SP Sweden: SV Taiwan and Hong Kong: TC United States: US © Copyright Lenovo 2013...
  • Page 96: Installing The Windows 7 Operating System

    9. Install device drivers. See “Installing device drivers” on page 81. 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 97: Installing Device Drivers

    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 98: Installing Other Drivers And Software On The Windows 7 Operating System

    Note: If you cannot find the Supplement files, device drivers, and program software you need on your hard disk drive, or if you want to receive updates and the latest information about them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/drivers. ThinkPad Setup Your computer comes with the ThinkPad Setup program to enable you to select various setup parameters.
  • Page 99: Config Menu

    • UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day) • Embedded Controller Version • Machine Type Model • System-unit serial number • System board serial number • Asset Tag • CPU Type • CPU Speed • Installed memory • UUID • MAC address (Internal LAN) •...
  • Page 100 Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments startup from an integrated • Enabled (for Legacy only boot) network device. UEFI IPv4 Network Stack • Disabled Enable or disable Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) • Enabled (for UEFI Only boot mode network stack for the UEFI or Both with UEFI First)
  • Page 101 Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments If you select Disabled, it disables and hides the USB 3.0 controller, and USB 3.0 connectors will work as USB 2.0 connectors. • Disabled If you select Enabled, the Keyboard/Mouse Fn and Ctrl Key swap Fn key works as the Ctrl...
  • Page 102: Date/Time Menu

    Table 4. Config menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Power CPU Power Management • Disabled Unless this power-saving feature is disabled, it • Enabled stops the processor clock automatically when there is no system activity. You usually do not need to change this function.
  • Page 103: Security Menu

    Notes: Another way to adjust the date and time is pressing the following keys: • Fn+F5 or –: Change to a lower value. • Fn+F6 or the combination of Shift and +: Change to a higher value. 4. Press Fn+F10 to save the changes and restart the system. Security menu If you need to set the security features of your computer, select Security from the ThinkPad Setup program main menu.
  • Page 104 Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments access, set the user authentication on the operating system. Password at restart • Disabled If you select Enabled, a password prompt will be • Enabled displayed when you restart the computer.
  • Page 105 Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments correctly, select Disabled and reset the setting. Virtualization AMD (TW) Virtualization • Disabled If you select Enabled, a Technology Virtual Machine Monitor • Enabled (VMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by AMD (TM) Virtualization...
  • Page 106: Startup Menu

    Table 5. Security menu items (continued) Menu item Submenu item Selection Comments Secure Boot Secure Boot • Disabled Enable or disable the UEFI Secure Boot feature. The • Enabled (for the UEFI Only boot Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system requires mode and No with the CSM Support) this feature to be enabled.
  • Page 107 Changing the startup sequence Selecting Startup to display the Boot submenu. To change the startup sequence, do the following: 1. Select Boot; then press Enter. You can use the Boot submenu to specify the startup sequence that runs when you turn on the power. Refer to “Boot submenu”...
  • Page 108 Notes: • Some items are displayed on the menu only if the computer supports the corresponding features. • Default values are in boldface. Table 6. Startup menu items Menu item Selection Comments Boot Refer to “Changing the startup sequence” on page 91. Network Boot •...
  • Page 109: Restart Menu

    UEFI BIOS in order for the new addition to work properly. 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.
  • Page 110: Setting Management Features

    Desktop Management Interface The UEFI BIOS of your computer supports an interface called System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification, version 2.6.1. SMBIOS provides information about the hardware components of your computer. It is the responsibility of the UEFI BIOS to provide information about itself and the devices on the system board.
  • Page 111 Defining a Network Boot sequence When the computer wakes on LAN, the computer boots from the device as specified on the Network Boot menu, and then follow the boot order list on the Boot menu. To define a Network Boot sequence, do the following: 1.
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  • Page 113: 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 114: 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 115: 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 116: 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 117 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 119: 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 120: 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 121 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 122: 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 123: Beep Errors

    – The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the power cord is plugged into a working electrical outlet. – The computer is turned on. (Turn the power button on again for confirmation.) If a power-on password is set: –...
  • Page 124: Networking Problems

    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 125: Problems With The Keyboard And Other Pointing Devices

    • Problem: The Wake on LAN feature is not working. Solution: – Make sure that Wake on LAN is enabled in ThinkPad Setup. – If it is, check with your LAN administrator for the necessary settings. • Problem: If your computer is a Gigabit Ethernet model, it cannot connect to the network at 1000 Mbps. Instead, it connects at 100 Mbps.
  • Page 126: Problems With The Display And Multimedia 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. This is a normal characteristic of the TrackPoint pointing device and is not a defect. Pointer drifting might occur for several seconds under the following conditions: –...
  • Page 127: External Monitor Problems

    – If the problem persists, follow the solution for the following problem. • Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted. Solution: Make sure that: – The display device driver is installed correctly. – The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set. –...
  • Page 128 3. Refer to the manual shipped with the external monitor to check the resolutions and refresh rates that are supported. – If the external monitor supports the same resolution as the computer display or a higher resolution, view output on the external monitor or on both the external monitor and the computer display. –...
  • Page 129 Note: To change the color settings, select the Monitor tab, then set Colors. 16. Click OK. • Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted. Solution: Make sure that: – The monitor information is correct and the appropriate monitor type is selected. Refer to the solution to the above problem.
  • Page 130: Audio Problems

    • Problem: Display switching does not work. Solution: If you use the Extend desktop function, disable it, and change the display output location. If a DVD movie or a video clip is playing, stop the playback, close the program, and then change the display output location.
  • Page 131: Battery And Power Problems

    Solution: The control is designed to compensate for minor differences in balance and does not completely mute either channel. • Problem: There is no volume control for MIDI sound in the Volume Mixer window. Solution: Use the hardware volume control. This is because the built-in synthesizer software does not support the control.
  • Page 132: Power Problems

    An ac power adapter problem Problem: The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the working electrical outlet, but the power adapter (power plug) icon is not displayed on the taskbar. Also the ac power indicator does not light up.
  • Page 133: 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 134: Problems With Drives And Other Storage Devices

    – If the system status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo) is off, your computer is in power-off state or in hibernation mode. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer; then press the power button to resume operation. If the system still does not return from sleep mode, your system might stop responding and you might not be able to turn off the computer.
  • Page 135: A Usb Problem

    • The program is designed to operate with your operating system. • Other programs run correctly on your computer. • The necessary device drivers are installed. • The program works when it is run on some other computer. If an error message is displayed while you are using the program, refer to the manuals supplied with the program.
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  • Page 137: Chapter 10. Getting Support

    For more information, see “Registering your computer” on page 19. If your system is installed with the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system, click Lenovo Support from the Start screen. Click Registration. Then follow instructions on the screen.
  • Page 138: 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 139: 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 140: 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 141: 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 142: 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 143: 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 144: 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 145: 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...
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  • Page 147: 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 148: 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 149: 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.
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  • Page 151: 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 152: Ukraine Rohs

    Ukraine RoHS India RoHS RoHS compliant as per E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011. User Guide...
  • Page 153: 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 154 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 155: 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 156: 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 Secure Data Disposal ThinkPad ThinkVantage TrackPoint UltraConnect UltraNav Microsoft, Windows, and BitLocker are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.