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User Guide
ThinkPad T530, T530i, and W530
Notes: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the
following:
• Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide
• Regulatory Notice
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“Important safety information” on page vi
• Appendix D “Notices” on page 169
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.
Second Edition (April 2012)
© Copyright Lenovo 2012.
LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration
“GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.
Contents
Read this first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Important safety information . . . . . . . . . . vi
Conditions that require immediate action . .
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Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1. Product overview . . . . . . 1
Locating computer controls, connectors, and
indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-side view. . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-side view . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom view . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating important product information . . . .
Machine type and model label . . . . . .
FCC ID and IC Certification number label .
Certificate of Authenticity label . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating environment . . . . . . . . . .
ThinkVantage Technologies and software . . .
Accessing ThinkVantage applications on the
Windows 7 operating system . . . . . .
ThinkVantage applications . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2. Using your computer . . .
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Register your computer . . . . . . . . . .
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . .
Special keys and buttons . . . . . . . . .
Function key combinations . . . . . . .
Volume and mute buttons . . . . . . .
Windows key . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the UltraNav pointing device. . . . . .
Using the TrackPoint pointing device . . .
Using the touch pad. . . . . . . . . .
Disabling the UltraNav pointing device and
using an external mouse . . . . . . . .
Adding the UltraNav icon to the system tray
Power management . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking battery status . . . . . . . .
Using the ac power adapter. . . . . . .
Charging the battery . . . . . . . . .
Maximizing battery life . . . . . . . . .
Managing your battery power . . . . . .
Power-saving modes . . . . . . . . .
Handling the battery. . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting to the network . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet connections . . . . . . . . .
Wireless connections . . . . . . . . .
Presentations and multimedia. . . . . . . .
Changing display settings . . . . . . .
Connecting a projector or external display .
Setting up a presentation. . . . . . . .
Using the Extend desktop function . . . .
Using the NVIDIA Optimus Graphics feature . .
Using the color sensor . . . . . . . . . .
Using audio features . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the integrated camera . . . . . . . .
Using the optical drive . . . . . . . . . .
Using an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a
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Chapter 3. You and your computer . .
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Accessibility and comfort .
Ergonomic information.
Comfort . . . . . .
Accessibility information
Traveling with your computer
Travel tips . . . . . .
Travel accessories . .
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Chapter 4. Security . . . . . . . . . .
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Attaching a mechanical lock . . . . . . . . .
Using passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passwords and sleep mode. . . . . . . .
Typing passwords . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-on password . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard disk passwords . . . . . . . . . .
Supervisor password . . . . . . . . . .
Hard disk security . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the security chip . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the fingerprint reader. . . . . . . . . .
Notice on deleting data from your hard disk drive
or solid state drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using and understanding firewalls . . . . . . .
Protecting data against viruses . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5. Recovery overview . . . .
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Creating and using a recovery media . . .
Performing backup and recovery operations
Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace
Creating and using a rescue medium . . .
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Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device
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Solving recovery problems . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6. Replacing devices . . . . .
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Static electricity prevention . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Ultrabay device . . . . . . .
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the SIM card . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the hard disk drive or solid state drive
Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing and installing a memory module . .
Replacing the wireless LAN card . . . . . .
Installing and replacing the wireless WAN card .
Replacing the backup battery . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 7. Enhancing your
computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Finding ThinkPad options . . . . . . . . .
Using the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced feature . .
Performing a hot or a warm swap . . . .
Installing a secondary hard disk drive . . .
Using the extended life battery . . . . . . .
ThinkPad port replicators and docking stations .
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching a ThinkPad port replicator or
docking station. . . . . . . . . . . .
Detaching a ThinkPad port replicator or
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Security feature . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the system lock key . . . . . . .
Chapter 9. Preventing problems . .
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Chapter 10. Troubleshooting
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Before you contact Lenovo . .
Getting help and service . . .
Using diagnostic programs
Lenovo support Web site .
Calling Lenovo . . . . .
Purchasing additional services
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Diagnosing problems . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer stops responding . . . . . . .
Spills on the keyboard . . . . . . . . . .
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . .
Errors without messages . . . . . . . . .
Beep errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory module problems . . . . . . . .
Networking problems . . . . . . . . . .
Problems with the keyboard and other pointing
devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems with the display and multimedia
devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fingerprint reader problems. . . . . . . .
Battery and power problems . . . . . . .
Problems with drives and other storage
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A software problem . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems with ports and connectors . . . .
Chapter 8. Advanced
configuration . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a new operating system . . . . . .
Before you begin . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Windows 7 operating system .
Installing device drivers . . . . . . . . . .
ThinkPad Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Config menu. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date and time menu. . . . . . . . . .
Security menu . . . . . . . . . . . .
Startup menu . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restart menu . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating your system UEFI BIOS . . . .
Using system management. . . . . . . . .
System management . . . . . . . . .
Setting management features . . . . . .
General tips for preventing problems . .
Making sure device drivers are current .
Taking care of your computer . . . . .
Cleaning the cover of your computer
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Appendix A. Regulatory
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Wireless related information . . . . . . . . .
Location of the UltraConnect wireless
antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating wireless regulatory notices . . . .
Export classification notice . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic emissions notices . . . . . . . . .
Federal Communications Commission
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . .
Industry Canada Class B emission compliance
statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
European Union - Compliance to the
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive . . .
German Class B compliance statement . . .
Korea Class B compliance statement . . . .
Japan VCCI Class B compliance statement . .
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Japan compliance statement for products
which connect to the power mains with
rated current less than or equal to 20 A per
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Lenovo product service information for
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix B. WEEE and recycling
statements . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EU WEEE statements . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery recycling information for Japan . . . . .
Battery recycling information for Brazil . . . . .
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Battery recycling information for Taiwan . . . . .
Battery recycling information for European
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Battery recycling information for United States and
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix C. ENERGY STAR model
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Appendix D. Notices. . . . . . . . .
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Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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User Guide
Read this first
Be sure to follow the important tips given here to get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer.
Failure to do so might lead to discomfort or injury, or cause your computer to fail.
Protect yourself from the heat that your computer generates.
When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm
rest, and some other parts may become hot. The temperature they reach
depends on the amount of system activity and the level of charge in the battery.
Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, could cause
discomfort or even a skin burn.
• Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your body in
contact with a hot section of the computer for any extended time.
• Periodically take hands from using the keyboard by lifting your hands from
the palm rest.
Protect yourself from the heat generated by the ac power adapter.
When the ac power adapter is connected to an electrical outlet and your
computer, it generates heat.
Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, may cause a skin
burn.
• Do not place the ac power adapter in contact with any part of your body
while it is in use.
• Never use it to warm your body.
Prevent your computer from getting wet.
To avoid spills and the danger of electrical shock, keep liquids away from your
computer.
Protect the cables from being damaged.
Applying strong force to cables may damage or break them.
Route communication lines, or the cables of an ac power adapter, a mouse, a
keyboard, a printer, or any other electronic device, so that they cannot be walked
on, tripped over, pinched by your computer or other objects, or in any way
subjected to treatment that could interfere with the operation of your computer.
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Protect your computer and data when moving it.
Before moving a computer equipped with a hard disk drive, do one of the
following, and make sure that the power button is off or is blinking:
• Turn it off.
• Put it in sleep mode.
• Put it in hibernation mode.
This will help to prevent damage to the computer, and possible loss of data.
Handle your computer gently.
Do not drop, bump, scratch, twist, hit, vibrate, push, or place heavy objects on
your computer, display, or external devices.
Carry your computer carefully.
• Use a quality carrying case that provides adequate cushioning and protection.
• Do not pack your computer in a tightly packed suitcase or bag.
• Before putting your computer in a carrying case, make sure that it is off, in sleep
mode, or in hibernation mode. Do not put a computer in a carrying case while it
is turned on.
Important safety information
Note: Read the important safety information first.
This information can help you safely use your notebook computer. Follow and retain all information included
with your computer. The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase agreement
or the Lenovo® Limited Warranty. For more information, see “Warranty Information” in the Safety, Warranty,
and Setup Guide that comes with your computer.
Customer safety is important. Our products are developed to be safe and effective. However, personal
computers are electronic devices. Power cords, power adapters, and other features can create potential
safety risks that can result in physical injury or property damage, especially if misused. To reduce these
risks, follow the instructions included with your product, observe all warnings on the product and in the
operating instructions, and review the information included in this document carefully. By carefully following
the information contained in this document and provided with your product, you can help protect yourself
from hazards and create a safer computer work environment.
Note: This information includes references to power adapters and batteries. In addition to notebook
computers, some products (such as speakers and monitors) ship with external power adapters. If you have
such a product, this information applies to your product. In addition, computer products contain a coin-sized
internal battery that provides power to the system clock even when the computer is unplugged, so the
battery safety information applies to all computer products.
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Conditions that require immediate action
Products can become damaged due to misuse or neglect. Some product damage is serious enough
that the product should not be used again until it has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired by
an authorized servicer.
As with any electronic device, pay close attention to the product when it is turned on. On very rare
occasions, you might notice an odor or see a puff of smoke or sparks vent from your product. Or you
might hear sounds like popping, cracking or hissing. These conditions might merely mean that an
internal electronic component has failed in a safe and controlled manner. Or, they might indicate
a potential safety issue. However, do not take risks or attempt to diagnose the situation yourself.
Contact the Customer Support Center for further guidance. For a list of Service and Support phone
numbers, see the following Web site:
http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone
Frequently inspect your computer and its components for damage or wear or signs of danger. If you
have any question about the condition of a component, do not use the product. Contact the Customer
Support Center or the product manufacturer for instructions on how to inspect the product and
have it repaired, if necessary.
In the unlikely event that you notice any of the following conditions, or if you have any safety concerns
with your product, stop using the product and unplug it from the power source and telecommunication
lines until you can speak to the Customer Support Center for further guidance.
• Power cords, plugs, power adapters, extension cords, surge protectors, or power supplies that are
cracked, broken, or damaged.
• Signs of overheating, smoke, sparks, or fire.
• Damage to a battery (such as cracks, dents, or creases), discharge from a battery, or a buildup of foreign
substances on the battery.
• A cracking, hissing or popping sound, or strong odor that comes from the product.
• Signs that liquid has been spilled or an object has fallen onto the computer product, the power cord or
power adapter.
• The computer product, power cord, or power adapter has been exposed to water.
• The product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
• The product does not operate normally when you follow the operating instructions.
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.
Safety guidelines
Always observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury and property damage.
Service and upgrades
Do not attempt to service a product yourself unless instructed to do so by the Customer Support Center or
your documentation. Only use a Service Provider who is approved to repair your particular product.
Note: Some computer parts can be upgraded or replaced by the customer. Upgrades typically are
referred to as options. Replacement parts approved for customer installation are referred to as Customer
Replaceable Units, or CRUs. Lenovo provides documentation with instructions when it is appropriate for
customers to install options or replace CRUs. You must closely follow all instructions when installing or
replacing parts. The Off state of a power indicator does not necessarily mean that voltage levels inside a
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product are zero. Before you remove the covers from a product equipped with a power cord, always make
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.
CAUTION:
Hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
CAUTION:
Before replacing any CRUs, turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer
cool before opening the cover.
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Power cords and power adapters
DANGER
Use only the power cords and power adapters supplied by the product manufacturer.
The power cords shall be safety approved. For Germany, it shall be H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75 mm2, or
better. For other countries, the suitable types shall be used accordingly.
Never wrap a power cord around a power adapter or other object. Doing so can stress the cord in
ways that can cause the cord to fray, crack, or crimp. This can present a safety hazard.
Always route power cords so that they will not be walked on, tripped over, or pinched by objects.
Protect power cords and power adapters from liquids. For instance, do not leave your power cord
or power adapter near sinks, tubs, toilets, or on floors that are cleaned with liquid cleansers.
Liquids can cause a short circuit, particularly if the power cord or power adapter has been stressed
by misuse. Liquids also can cause gradual corrosion of power cord terminals and/or the connector
terminals on a power adapter, which can eventually result in overheating.
Always connect power cords and signal cables in the correct order and ensure that all power cord
connectors are securely and completely plugged into receptacles.
Do not use any power adapter that shows corrosion at the ac input pins or shows signs of
overheating (such as deformed plastic) at the ac input pins or anywhere on the power adapter.
Do not use any power cords where the electrical contacts on either end show signs of corrosion or
overheating or where the power cord appears to have been damaged in any way.
To prevent possible overheating, do not cover the power adapter with clothing or other objects
when the power adapter is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Extension cords and related devices
Ensure that extension cords, surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies, and power strips that you use
are rated to handle the electrical requirements of the product. Never overload these devices. If power strips
are used, the load should not exceed the power strip input rating. Consult an electrician for more information
if you have questions about power loads, power requirements, and input ratings.
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Plugs and outlets
DANGER
If a receptacle (power outlet) that you intend to use with your computer equipment appears to be
damaged or corroded, do not use the outlet until it is replaced by a qualified electrician.
Do not bend or modify the plug. If the plug is damaged, contact the manufacturer to obtain
a replacement.
Do not share an electrical outlet with other home or commercial appliances that draw large amounts
of electricity; otherwise, unstable voltage might damage your computer, data, or attached devices.
Some products are equipped with a three-pronged plug. This plug fits only into a grounded
electrical outlet. This is a safety feature. Do not defeat this safety feature by trying to insert it into
a non-grounded outlet. If you cannot insert the plug into the outlet, contact an electrician for an
approved outlet adapter or to replace the outlet with one that enables this safety feature. Never
overload an electrical outlet. The overall system load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch
circuit rating. Consult an electrician for more information if you have questions about power loads
and branch circuit ratings.
Be sure that the power outlet you are using is properly wired, easily accessible, and located close
to the equipment. Do not fully extend power cords in a way that will stress the cords.
Be sure that the power outlet provides the correct voltage and current for the product you are
installing.
Carefully connect and disconnect the equipment from the electrical outlet.
Power supply statement
DANGER
Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached.
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.
External devices
CAUTION:
Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than USB cables while the computer
power is on; otherwise, you might damage your computer. To avoid possible damage to attached
devices, wait at least five seconds after the computer is shut down to disconnect external devices.
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General battery notice
DANGER
Personal computers manufactured by Lenovo contain a coin cell battery to provide power to
the system clock. 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.
Never attempt to open or service any battery. Do not crush, puncture, or incinerate batteries or
short circuit the metal contacts. Do not expose the battery to water or other liquids. Only recharge
the battery pack strictly according to instructions included in the product documentation.
Battery abuse or mishandling can cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame
to “vent” from the battery pack or coin cell. If your battery is damaged, or if you notice any
discharge from your battery or the buildup of foreign materials on the battery leads, stop using the
battery and obtain a replacement from the battery manufacturer.
Batteries can degrade when they are left unused for long periods of time. For some rechargeable
batteries (particularly Lithium Ion batteries), leaving a battery unused in a discharged state could
increase the risk of a battery short circuit, which could shorten the life of the battery and also can
pose a safety hazard. Do not let rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries completely discharge or store
these batteries in a discharged state.
Rechargeable battery notice
DANGER
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack. Attempting to do so can cause an
explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack. A battery pack other than the one specified by
Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery pack is not covered by the warranty.
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.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not attempt to disassemble it.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Keep it away from children.
• Do not drop the battery pack.
Do not put the battery pack in trash that is disposed of in landfills. When disposing of the battery,
comply with local ordinances or regulations.
The battery pack should be stored at room temperature, charged to approximately 30 to 50%
of capacity. We recommend that battery pack be charged about once per year to prevent
overdischarge.
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Lithium coin cell battery notice
DANGER
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
When replacing the lithium coin cell battery, use only the same or an equivalent type that is
recommended by the manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly
used, handled, or disposed of.
Do not:
• Throw or immerse into water
• Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
• Repair or disassemble
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
The following statement applies to users in the state of California, U.S.A.
California Perchlorate Information:
Products containing manganese dioxide lithium coin cell batteries may contain perchlorate.
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
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Heat and product ventilation
DANGER
Computers, ac power adapters, and many accessories can generate heat when turned on and when
batteries are charging. Notebook computers can generate a significant amount of heat due to their
compact size. Always follow these basic precautions:
• When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm rest, and some
other parts may become hot. Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your
body in contact with a hot section of the computer for any extended length of time. When you
use the keyboard, avoid keeping your palms on the palm rest for a prolonged period of time.
Your computer generates some heat during normal operation. The amount of heat depends on
the amount of system activity and the battery charge level. Extended contact with your body,
even through clothing, could cause discomfort or even a skin burn. Periodically take breaks
from using the keyboard by lifting your hands from the palm rest; and be careful not to use
the keyboard for any extended length of time.
• Do not operate your computer or charge the battery near flammable materials or in explosive
environments.
• 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.
• When the ac power adapter is connected to an electrical outlet and your computer, it generates
heat. Do not place the adapter in contact with any part of your body while using it. Never use the
ac power adapter to warm your body. Extended contact with your body, even through clothing,
may cause a skin burn.
For your safety, always follow these basic precautions with your computer:
• Keep the cover closed whenever the computer is plugged in.
• Regularly inspect the outside of the computer for dust accumulation.
• Remove dust from vents and any perforations in the bezel. More frequent cleanings might be
required for computers in dusty or high-traffic areas.
• Do not restrict or block any ventilation openings.
• Do not operate your computer inside furniture, as this might increase the risk of overheating.
• Airflow temperatures into the computer should not exceed 35°C (95°F).
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Electrical current safety information
DANGER
Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.
To avoid a shock hazard:
• Do not use your computer during a lightning storm.
• Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration
of this product during an electrical storm.
• Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet.
• Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product.
• Whenever possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
• Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
• Disconnect the attached power cords, battery pack, and all the cables before you open the
device covers, unless instructed otherwise in the installation and configuration procedures.
• Do not use you computer until all internal parts enclosures are fastened into place. Never use
the computer when internal parts and circuits are exposed.
DANGER
Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following procedures when installing, moving,
or opening covers on this product or attached devices.
To connect:
To disconnect:
1. Turn everything OFF.
1. Turn everything OFF.
2. First, attach all cables to devices.
2. First, remove power cords from outlets.
3. Attach signal cables to connectors.
3. Remove signal cables from connectors.
4. Attach power cords to outlets.
4. Remove all cables from devices.
5. Turn devices ON.
The power cord must be disconnected from the wall outlet or receptacle before installing all other
electrical cables connected to the computer.
The power cord may be reconnected to the wall outlet or receptacle only after all other electrical
cables have been connected to the computer.
Laser compliance statement
CAUTION:
When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or transmitters) are
installed, note the following:
• Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to
hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device.
• Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein
might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
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DANGER
Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser diode. Note the following:
Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical
instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) notice
CAUTION:
The LCD is made of glass, and rough handling or dropping the computer can cause the LCD to break.
If the LCD breaks and the internal fluid gets into your eyes or on your hands, immediately wash the
affected areas with water for at least 15 minutes; if any symptoms are present after washing, get
medical care.
Note: For products with mercury-containing fluorescent lamps (for example, non-LED), the fluorescent lamp
in the liquid crystal display (LCD) contains mercury; dispose of according to local, state, or federal laws.
Using headphones or earphones
CAUTION:
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. Adjustment of
the equalizer to maximum increases the earphone and headphone output voltage and the sound
pressure level. Therefore, to protect your hearing, adjust the equalizer to an appropriate level.
Excessive use of headphones or earphones for a long period of time at high volume can be dangerous if the
output of the headphone or earphone connectors do not comply with specifications of EN 50332-2. The
headphone output connector of your computer complies with EN 50332-2 Sub clause 7. This specification
limits the computer’s maximum wide band true RMS output voltage to 150 mV. To help protect against
hearing loss, ensure that the headphones or earphones you use also comply with EN 50332-2 (Clause 7
limits) for a wide band characteristic voltage of 75 mV. Using headphones that do not comply with EN
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.
If different headphones or earphones are used, ensure that they comply with EN 50332-1 (Clause 6.5
Limitation Values). Using headphones that do not comply with EN 50332-1 can be dangerous due to
excessive sound pressure levels.
Additional safety information
DANGER
Plastic bags can be dangerous. Keep plastic bags away from babies and children to avoid danger
of suffocation.
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
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
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Chapter 1. Product overview
This chapter provides information about the locations of connectors, locations of important product labels,
computer features, specifications, operating environment, and ThinkVantage® Technologies and other
software.
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“Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators” on page 1
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“Locating important product information” on page 10
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“Features” on page 12
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“Specifications” on page 14
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“Operating environment” on page 14
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“ThinkVantage Technologies and software” on page 15
Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators
This section introduces the computer hardware features to give you the basic information you will need
to start using the computer.
Front view
Figure 1. ThinkPad T530, T530i, and W530 front view
1 Integrated camera
2 ThinkLight® light
3 Built-in microphones (on some models)
4 power button
5 PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN card or
6 TrackPoint® pointing stick
mSATA solid state drive
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7 PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless LAN card
8 Fingerprint reader (on some models)
9 Color sensor
10 Bluetooth card
11 Touch pad buttons
12 Touch pad
13 TrackPoint buttons
14 Fn key
15 Memory-upgrade slot
16 Volume control buttons
17 Black button
18 Status indicators
1
Integrated camera
Some models have an integrated camera. Use the camera to take pictures or hold a video conference. For
more information, see “Using the integrated camera” on page 42.
2
ThinkLight light
The ThinkLight light enables you to use your computer when the lighting condition is not ideal. To turn on the
ThinkLight light, press the Fn key and the space key together. To turn it off, press the combination again.
CAUTION:
Avoid using your computer in dark conditions for prolonged periods. It is bad for your eyes.
3
Built-in microphones (on some models)
The built-in microphones capture sound and voice when used with an application program capable of
handling audio.
4
Power button
Use the power button to turn on the computer. To turn off the computer, use the Start menu shutdown option.
If your computer stops responding and you cannot turn it off, press and hold the power button for four
seconds or more. If the computer still is not responding, remove the ac power adapter and the battery
to reset the computer.
The power button also can be programmed through the Power Manager program to shut down the computer
or put it into sleep or hibernation mode. For more information, see the help information system of the
Power Manager program.
5
PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless WAN card or mSATA solid state drive
Your computer might have a wireless wide area network (WAN) card installed in the PCI Express Mini
Card slot for wireless WAN connections.
For some models, an mSATA solid state drive might be installed instead of the wireless WAN card.
UltraNav® pointing device
6 TrackPoint pointing stick
13 TrackPoint buttons
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Touch pad
Touch pad buttons
The keyboard contains the Lenovo unique UltraNav pointing device. Pointing, selecting, and dragging are
all part of a single process that you can perform without moving your fingers from a typing position. For
more information, see “Using the UltraNav pointing device” on page 26.
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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.
8
Fingerprint reader (on some models)
Some models have a fingerprint reader. The fingerprint authentication technology enables you to use your
fingerprint to start the computer, enter the ThinkPad Setup program, or enter the Windows operating system.
For details, see “Using the fingerprint reader” on page 58.
9
Color sensor
Some models are equipped with a color sensor. The color sensor allows you to measure and adjust the color
accuracy of your displays. For more information, see “Using the color sensor” on page 41.
10
Bluetooth card
If your computer is equipped with a Bluetooth card, use the Bluetooth feature to connect peripheral devices to
your computer for data transfer or other operation. For more information, see “Using Bluetooth” on page 35.
14
Fn key
Use the Fn key to take advantage of ThinkPad® function keys, such as turning on the ThinkLight light,
locking the computer, managing the wireless connections, and so on. For more information, see “Function
key combinations” on page 23.
15
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. For more information, see
“Replacing and installing a memory module” on page 80.
16
Volume control buttons
The volume control buttons enable you to quickly adjust the sound volume, mute the speakers, or mute the
microphones of your computer. For more information, see “Volume and mute buttons” on page 24.
17
Black button
When the operating system is working normally, press the black button to launch the SimpleTap program
on the Windows® 7 operating system.
You also can use this button to interrupt the startup sequence of your computer to start the Rescue and
Recovery® workspace. To access the Rescue and Recovery workspace, turn on your computer and press
this button when the ThinkPad logo is displayed on the screen. For more information about Rescue and
Recovery, see “Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace” on page 65.
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Status indicators
Your computer has several status indicators. For the detailed information about the location and meaning of
each indicator, see “Status indicators” on page 8.
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Right-side view
Figure 2. ThinkPad T530, T530i, and W530 right-side view
1
1 Security keyhole
2 Ethernet connector
3 Serial Ultrabay™ Enhanced bay
4 Combo audio jack
5 Media card reader slot
6 ExpressCard slot
Security keyhole
Purchase a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your computer to a stationary object to protect
your computer from theft.
2
Ethernet connector
Connect your computer to a LAN with the Ethernet connector.
DANGER
To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not connect the telephone cable to the Ethernet connector.
You can only connect an Ethernet cable to this connector.
Two indicators, to the upper right and left of the connector, show the status of the network connection.
When your computer connects to a LAN and a session with the network is available, the upper left indicator
is steady green. While data is being transmitted, the upper right indicator blinks yellow.
Note: If you attach your computer to a port replicator or docking station, use the Ethernet connector on the
port replicator or docking station to connect to a LAN, not the one on the computer.
3
Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay
Your computer has a bay for Serial Ultrabay Enhanced devices. Some models have an optical disk drive
installed in the bay. For certain models, a secondary hard disk drive is installed.
For more information about the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced feature, see “Using the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced
feature” on page 93.
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Combo audio jack
To listen to the sound from your computer, connect a headphone or a headset that has a 3.5 mm 4-pole
plug to the combo audio jack.
Notes:
• If you are using a headset with a function switch, for example, a headset for an iPhone® mobile digital
device, do not press this switch while using the headset. If you press it, the headset microphone will be
disabled, and the integrated microphones on the computer will be enabled instead.
• The combo audio jack does not support a conventional microphone. For more information, see “Using
audio features” on page 42.
5
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 an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card” on page 43.
6
ExpressCard slot
Your computer has an ExpressCard slot for a 34 mm-wide ExpressCard. See “Using an ExpressCard,
a flash media card, or a smart card” on page 43.
Left-side view
Figure 3. ThinkPad T530, T530i, and W530 left-side view
1
1 Fan louvers
2 Mini DisplayPort connector
3 Video graphics array (VGA) connector
4 USB 3.0 connectors
5 USB 2.0 connector
6 IEEE 1394 connector
7 Wireless radio switch
8 Smart card slot
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.
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Mini DisplayPort connector
Use the mini DisplayPort connector to connect your computer to a compatible projector, external monitor, or
high-definition television.
3
Video graphics array (VGA) connector
Attach a VGA compatible monitor or projector to your computer to display the computer output.
Note: If you attach your computer to a port replicator or docking station, use the VGA connector on the port
replicator or docking station, not the one on the computer.
For details, see “Attaching an external monitor” on page 37.
4
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.
Note: When you attach a USB cable to the connector, make sure that the USB mark is facing upward.
Otherwise the connector might be damaged.
5
USB 2.0 connector
The USB 2.0 connector is used for connecting devices compatible with a USB interface, such as a USB
printer or a digital camera.
Note: When you attach a USB cable to the connector, make sure that the USB mark is facing upward.
Otherwise the connector might be damaged.
6
IEEE 1394 connector
Some models have an IEEE 1394 connector, which is used for connecting devices that are compatible with
the IEEE 1394 interface, such as digital video cameras and external hard disk drives.
7
Wireless radio switch
Use this switch to quickly turn on or turn off all wireless connections.
8
Smart card slot
Some models have a smart card slot. See “Using an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card”
on page 43.
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Bottom view
Figure 4. ThinkPad T530, T530i, and W530 bottom view
1 SIM card slot
2 Battery
3 Docking station connector
4 Memory-upgrade slot
5 Hard disk drive or solid state drive
1
SIM card slot
If your computer has a wireless WAN feature, it might require a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card
to establish wireless WAN connections. Depending on the country of delivery, the SIM card might already be
installed in the SIM card slot.
2
Battery
Use your computer with the battery power whenever ac power is unavailable.
You can use the Power Manager program to adjust your power settings as needed. For details, see the help
information system of the Power Manager program.
3
Docking station connector
Connect your computer to a supported port replicator or docking station through this connector to extend
the computer capabilities when you are in your office or at home. For more information about the supported
docking stations, see “ThinkPad port replicators and docking stations” on page 100.
4
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.
For more information, see “Replacing and installing a memory module” on page 80.
5
Hard disk drive or solid state drive
Depending on the model, your computer might have a large-capacity, customer-upgradable hard disk
drive that can meet a variety of storage demands.
If you wish, you can purchase another hard disk drive and install it in the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay.
For details, see “Installing a secondary hard disk drive” on page 94.
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Some models are equipped with a solid state drive for data storage, making your computer lighter, smaller,
and faster.
Note: The hidden service partition is the reason why there is less free space than expected on your hard
disk drive or solid state drive. This reduction is more noticeable on the solid state drive because of its
smaller capacity.
Rear view
Figure 5. ThinkPad T530, T530i, and W530 rear view
1 Always On USB connector
2 Power jack
3 Fan louvers
1
Always On USB connector
By default, the Always On USB connector enables you to charge some devices, such as iPod®, iPhone, and
BlackBerry® smartphones when your computer is in sleep or hibernation mode.
If you want to charge these devices when your computer is turned off, you need to connect the computer
to ac power supply and change the Always On USB settings in ThinkPad Setup and the Power Manager
program. For more information, see “Config menu” on page 113.
2
Power jack
Connect the ac power adapter to the power jack to provide ac power to the computer and charge the battery.
3
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.
Status indicators
Your computer has system-status indicators and power-status indicators. The status indicators show the
current status of your computer.
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System-status indicators
1
Wireless LAN/WAN/Bluetooth status indicator
• Green: The wireless LAN, WAN, or Bluetooth feature is on.
• Off: Wireless network devices are disabled or the wireless radio is turned off.
2
Device access status indicator
The hard disk drive, solid state drive, mSATA solid state drive, or the second hard disk drive in the Serial
Ultrabay Enhanced bay is reading or writing data.
Note: When this indicator is blinking, do not put the computer into sleep mode, remove the drive, or turn
off the computer.
3
Power on status indicator
The power button stays lit whenever the computer is on, blinks when the computer is in sleep mode, and
is off when the computer is turned off.
Power status indicators
The computer has power status indicators that show the power mode (sleep or hibernation), ac power
status, and battery status. The following shows the location and the meaning of the indicators.
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Sleep status indicator
• Green: The computer is in sleep mode.
• Blinking green: The computer is entering sleep or hibernation mode, or is resuming normal operation.
2
Battery status indicator
• Green: The battery charge level is 20% or more.
• Orange: The battery charge level is between 5% and 20%.
• Fast blinking orange: The battery charge level is 5% or less.
• Slow blinking orange: The battery is being charged. When the charge level reaches 20%, the blinking
color changes to green.
• Slow blinking green: The battery charge level is between 20% and 80%, and charging is continuing.
When the battery charge level reaches 80%, the battery status indicator stops blinking, but the charging
might continue until the battery is 100% charged.
• Quick blinking orange: An error has occurred with the battery.
• Off: The battery is detached or the computer is powered off.
Note: If the computer is operating on battery power, the battery status indicator does not work while the
computer is turned off or is in sleep mode or hibernation mode.
3
Color sensor status indicator (for some models)
• Green: Display color calibration has completed. When the computer lid is opened, the indicator turns off.
• Blinking green: Display colors are being calibrated.
Locating important product information
This section provides information to help you locate your machine type and model label, FCC ID and IC
Certification label, and the Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label.
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Machine type and model label
The machine type and model label identifies your computer. If you contact Lenovo for help, the machine
type and model number will help support technicians identify your computer and provide the highest level
of service.
You can find the machine type and model of your computer in the label as shown below:
FCC ID and IC Certification number label
There is no FCC ID or IC Certification number for the PCI Express Mini Card shown on the enclosure of
your computer. The FCC ID and IC Certification number label is affixed on the card installed in the PCI
Express Mini Card slot of your computer.
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Certificate of Authenticity label
The Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity label for the preinstalled operating system is attached. Printed on
this label are the product ID and the product key information for your computer. Record this information
and keep it in a safe place. You might need these numbers to start your computer or reinstall the operating
system.
The Windows Certificate of Authenticity of your computer is shown as below:
Features
Processor
• To view the processor information of your computer, click Start, right-click Computer. Then click
Properties.
Memory
• Double data rate 3 (DDR3) synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM)
– ThinkPad T530 and T530i: 2 slots
– ThinkPad W530: 4 slots
Storage device
Depending on the model:
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• 2.5-inch (7 mm height or 9.5 mm height) hard disk drive
• 2.5-inch (7 mm height) solid state drive
System performance feature
• mSATA solid state drive
LCD unit
• The color display uses the TFT technology.
• Display size: 15.6 inches (396 mm)
• Display resolution: 1920-by-1080, 1600-by-900, or 1366-by-768 (depending on the model)
• ThinkLight light
• Integrated camera (on some models)
• Color sensor (on some models)
• Built-in microphones (on some models)
Keyboard
• 6-row standard keyboard or 6-row backlit keyboard (depending on the model)
• UltraNav pointing device
• Fn key function
• Black button
• Volume control buttons
• Speaker mute button
• Microphone mute button
Interface
• External monitor connectors (VGA and Mini DisplayPort)
• Combo audio jack
• Two USB 3.0 connectors
• One USB 2.0 connector
• One Always On USB connector
• IEEE 1394 connector (on some models)
• RJ45 Ethernet connector
• Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay
• ExpressCard (34 mm) slot
• Media card reader slot
• Smart card reader slot (on some models)
• Docking station connector
Optical drive
• MultiBurner drive or DVD-ROM drive (depending on the model)
Wireless features
• Integrated wireless LAN
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• Integrated Bluetooth (on some models)
• Integrated wireless WAN (on some models)
Security
• Fingerprint reader (on some models)
Specifications
This section lists the physical specifications for your computer.
Size
• Width: 372.8 mm (14.68 inches)
• Depth: 245.1 mm (9.65 inches)
• Height: 31.8 to 35.6 mm (1.25 inches to 1.40 inches)
Heat output
• 65 W (222 Btu/hr) maximum, 90 W (307 Btu/hr) maximum, 135 W (460 Btu/hr) maximum, or 170 W
(580 Btu/hr) maximum (depending on the model)
Power source (ac power adapter)
• Sine-wave input at 50 to 60 Hz
• Input rating of the ac power adapter: 100 to 240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz
Battery pack
• Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery pack
Battery life
• For percentage of remaining battery power, check the Power Manager battery gauge on the taskbar.
• The Power Manager program also displays a green, yellow and red indication. A battery under warranty
with a red indication is eligible for a warranty replacement.
Operating environment
This section provides information about your computer operating environment.
Environment:
• Maximum altitude without pressurization: 3048 m (10 000 ft)
• Temperature
– At altitudes up to 2438 m (8000 ft)
– Operating: 5.0°C to 35.0°C (41°F to 95°F)
– Storage: 5.0°C to 43.0°C (41°F to 109°F)
– At altitudes above 2438 m (8000 ft)
– Maximum temperature when operating under the unpressurized condition: 31.3°C (88°F)
Note: When you charge the battery pack, its temperature must be at least 10°C (50°F).
• Relative humidity:
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– Operating: 8% to 80%
– Storage: 5% to 95%
If possible, place your computer in a well-ventilated and dry area without direct exposure to sunshine.
Keep electrical appliances such as an electric fan, radio, air conditioner, and microwave oven away from
your computer because the strong magnetic fields generated by these appliances can damage the monitor
and data on the hard disk drive.
Do not place any beverages on top of or beside the computer or other attached devices. If liquid is spilled on
or in the computer or an attached device, a short circuit or other damage might occur.
Do not eat or smoke over your keyboard. Particles that fall into your keyboard can cause damage.
ThinkVantage Technologies and software
ThinkVantage Technologies and some other software programs are preinstalled on your computer to help
you work more easily and securely.
To learn more about ThinkVantage Technologies and other computing solutions offered by Lenovo, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/support.
Accessing ThinkVantage applications on the Windows 7 operating
system
On the Windows 7 operating system, you can access ThinkVantage applications from either the Lenovo
ThinkVantage Tools program or from Control Panel.
Accessing applications from the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program
To access applications from the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo
ThinkVantage Tools. Then double-click an application icon to access the application.
Note: If an application icon in the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools application navigation window is dimmed, it
indicates that you need to install the application manually. To install the application manually, double-click
the application icon. Then, follow the instructions on the screen. When the installation process completes,
the application icon will be activated.
Table 1. Applications in the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program
Application
Icon name
Access Connections™
Internet Connection
Active Protection System™
Airbag Protection
Client Security Solution
Enhanced Security
Communications Utility
Web Conferencing
Fingerprint Software
Fingerprint Reader
GPS Enabler
GPS
Lenovo Solution Center
System Health and Diagnostics
Mobile Broadband Connect
3G Mobile Broadband
Password Manager
Password Vault
Power Manager
Power Controls
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Table 1. Applications in the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program (continued)
Application
Icon name
Recovery Media
Factory Recovery Disks
Rescue and Recovery®
Enhanced Backup and Restore
Screen Reader Optimizer
Reading Optimization
SimpleTap
SimpleTap
System Update
Update and Drivers
Note: Depending on your computer model, some of the applications might not be available.
Accessing applications from Control Panel
To access applications from Control Panel, click Start ➙ Control Panel. Then depending on the application
you want to access, click the corresponding section and then click the corresponding green text.
Note: If you do not find the application you need in Control Panel, open the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools
application navigation window and double-click the dimmed icon to install the application you need. Then,
follow the instructions on the screen. When the installation process completes, the application icon will be
activated, and you can find the application in Control Panel.
The applications and the corresponding sections and green texts in Control Panel are listed in the following
table.
Table 2. Applications in Control Panel
Application
Control Panel section
Green text in Control Panel
Access Connections
Network and Internet
Lenovo - Internet Connection
Active Protection System
System and Security
Lenovo - Airbag Protection
Hardware and Sound
Client Security Solution
System and Security
Lenovo - Enhanced Security
Communications Utility
Hardware and Sound
Lenovo - Web Conferencing
Fingerprint Software
System and Security
Lenovo - Fingerprint Reader
Hardware and Sound
or
Lenovo - Notebook Fingerprint
Reader
GPS Enabler
Network and Internet
Lenovo - GPS
Lenovo AutoLock
System and Security
Lenovo - Camera-enhanced
security
Lenovo Solution Center
System and Security
Lenovo - System Health and
Diagnostics
Message Center Plus
Programs
Messages from Lenovo
Mobile Broadband Connect
Network and Internet
Lenovo - 3G Mobile Broadband
Password Manager
System and Security
Lenovo - Password Vault
User Accounts and Family Safety
Power Manager
Hardware and Sound
Lenovo - Power Controls
System and Security
Recovery Media
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System and Security
Lenovo - Factory Recovery Disks
Table 2. Applications in Control Panel (continued)
Application
Control Panel section
Green text in Control Panel
Screen Reader Optimizer
Appearance and Personalization
Lenovo - Reading Optimization
SimpleTap
Programs
Lenovo - SimpleTap
System Update
System and Security
Lenovo - Update and Drivers
Rescue and Recovery
System and Security
Lenovo - Enhanced Backup and
Restore
Note: Depending on your computer model, some of the applications might not be available.
ThinkVantage applications
This topic provides a brief introduction to some ThinkVantage applications.
Note: Depending on your computer model, some of the applications might not be available.
Access Connections
The Access Connections program is a connectivity assistant program for creating and managing location
profiles. Each location profile stores all the network and Internet configuration settings needed for connecting
to a network infrastructure from a specific location such as a home or an office.
By switching between location profiles as you move your computer from place to place, you can quickly and
easily connect to a network with no need to reconfigure your settings manually and restart the computer
each time.
Active Protection System
The Active Protection System program protects your hard disk drive when the shock sensor inside your
computer detects a condition that could damage the drive, such as system tilt, excessive vibration, or shock.
The hard disk drive is less vulnerable to damage when it is not operating. This is because when the hard disk
drive is not operating, the system stops it from spinning, and might also move the read and write heads of
the drive to areas that do not contain data. As soon as the shock sensor senses that the environment is
stable again (minimal change in system tilt, vibration, or shock), it turns the hard disk drive on.
Client Security Solution
The Client Security Solution program protects your computer by securing client data and deflecting security
breach attempts. It also can help manage your passwords, recover a forgotten password, monitor security
settings on your computer, and suggest how to enhance your computer security.
Communications Utility
Use the ThinkVantage Communications Utility program to configure settings for the integrated camera
and audio devices.
Fingerprint Software
If your system comes with a fingerprint reader, the Fingerprint Software program enables you to enroll your
fingerprint and associate it with your Windows password. As a result, the fingerprint authentication can
replace your password and enable simple and secure user access.
GPS Enabler
If the PCI Express Mini Card installed in your computer supports GPS, your computer can receive signals
from GPS satellites and determine its location. If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can find
your location on a real-time map provided by Google Maps or Microsoft Bing™ Maps.
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Lenovo AutoLock
To help guard against unauthorized use, the Lenovo AutoLock program automatically locks the computer
screen when the integrated camera does not detect human presence through facial feature recognition. The
integrated camera starts detecting facial feature when there is no activity from the keyboard or mouse for a
certain period of time.
Lenovo Solutions Center
The Lenovo Solution Center program enables you to troubleshoot and resolve computer problems. It
combines diagnostic tests, system information collection, security status, and support information, along
with hints and tips for maximum system performance.
Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools
The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program helps you work more easily and securely by providing easy access
to various technologies, such as:
• Lenovo Solution Center
• Power Manager
• Rescue and Recovery
• System Update
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.
Mobile Broadband Connect
The Mobile Broadband Connect program enables your computer to connect to the mobile broadband (3G)
network through a supported wireless WAN card.
Password Manager
The Password Manager program automatically captures and fills in authentication information for Windows
applications and Web sites.
Power Manager
The Power Manager program provides convenient, flexible, and complete power management for your
computer. It enables you to adjust your computer power settings to achieve the best balance between
performance and power saving.
Recovery Media
The Recovery Media program enables you to restore the contents of the hard disk drive to the factory
default settings.
Rescue and Recovery
The Rescue and Recovery program is a one-button recovery and restore solution that includes a set of
self-recovery tools to help you diagnose computer problems, get help, and recover from system crashes,
even if you cannot start the Windows operating system.
Screen Reader Optimizer
The Screen Reader Optimizer program enables you to achieve the best reading experience by setting your
preferred screen brightness level and rotating the screen for the most comfortable reading position.
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SimpleTap
The SimpleTap program provides you with a quick way to customize some basic computer settings such as
muting the speakers, adjusting the volume, locking the computer operating system, launching a program,
opening a Web page, opening a file, and so on. You also can use the SimpleTap program to access the
Lenovo App Shop, from which you can download various applications and computer software.
To start the SimpleTap program in a quick way, do any of the following:
• Click the red SimpleTap launch point on the desktop. The red launch point is available on the desktop
after you have launched the SimpleTap program for the first time.
• Press the black button on the keyboard (next to the volume control buttons).
Note: The SimpleTap program is only available on certain models preinstalled with the Windows 7 operating
system. If your Windows 7 model is not preinstalled with the SimpleTap program, you can download it
from http://www.lenovo.com/support.
System Update
The System Update program helps you keep the software on your computer up-to-date by downloading
and installing software packages (ThinkVantage applications, device drivers, UEFI BIOS updates, and
other third party applications).
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Chapter 2. Using your computer
This chapter provides information on using some of the computer components.
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“Register your computer” on page 21
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“Frequently asked questions” on page 21
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“Special keys and buttons” on page 23
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“Using the UltraNav pointing device” on page 26
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“Power management” on page 29
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“Connecting to the network” on page 33
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“Presentations and multimedia” on page 37
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“Using the NVIDIA Optimus Graphics feature” on page 41
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“Using the color sensor” on page 41
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“Using audio features” on page 42
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“Using the integrated camera” on page 42
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“Using the optical drive” on page 43
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“Using an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card” on page 43
Register 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. In addition, some locations offer extended privileges and
services to registered users.
When you register your computer with Lenovo, you will also receive the following benefits:
• Quicker service when you call Lenovo for help
• Automatic notification of free software and special promotional offers
To register your computer with Lenovo, go to http://www.lenovo.com/register. Then follow the instructions
on the screen.
Frequently asked questions
Here are a few tips that will help you optimize the use of ThinkPad notebook.
To ensure that you receive the best performance from your computer, browse the following Web page to find
information such as aids for troubleshooting and answers to frequently asked questions:
http://www.lenovo.com/support/faq.
Can I get my user guide in another language?
• To download the user guide in another language, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. Then follow
the instructions on the screen.
On the go and need to use battery power more effectively?
• To conserve power, or to suspend operation without exiting applications or saving files, see “Power-saving
modes” on page 31.
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• To achieve the best balance between performance and power saving, create and apply power plans, use
the Power Manager program.
• If your computer will be turned off for an extended period of time, you can prevent battery power from
draining by removing the battery. For more information, see “Power management” on page 29.
Concerned about security or need to securely dispose of data stored on your hard disk or solid
state drive?
• Study the Chapter 4 “Security” on page 51 section to find out how you can protect your computer from
theft and unauthorized use.
• Use the Client Security Solution program or Password Manager program to protect the data stored on
your computer.
• Before you dispose of the data on the hard disk drive or the solid state drive, be sure to read the topic
“Notice on deleting data from your hard disk drive or solid state drive” on page 61.
Getting connected in different locations is a challenge?
• To troubleshoot a wireless networking issue, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support/faq.
• Take advantage of the networking features by use of the Access Connections program.
• To learn more about using the wireless features of your computer, see “Wireless connections” on page 33.
• To travel more confidently, be sure to check the tips in “Traveling with your computer” on page 49.
• Press Fn+F5 or use the wireless radio switch to enable or disable the wireless features.
Need to give presentations or attach an external monitor often?
• Make sure that you follow the procedure in the topic “Attaching an external monitor” on page 37.
• With the Extend desktop function, you can display output on both the computer display and the external
monitor. See “Using the Extend desktop function” on page 40.
Need to attach or replace a device?
• See Chapter 6 “Replacing devices” on page 69 for more information about replacing the devices of
your computer.
• See Chapter 7 “Enhancing your computer” on page 93 for more information about enhancing the features
of your computer.
You have been using your computer for some time already, and it is getting slower?
• Read the topic “General tips for preventing problems” on page 129.
• Diagnose problems yourself by using the preinstalled diagnostic software. See “Diagnosing problems” on
page 135.
• Also recovery tool is provided on your computer hard disk or solid state drive. For more information,
see Chapter 5 “Recovery overview” on page 63.
Print the following sections and keep them with your computer in case you are unable to access this
online help when necessary.
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“Installing a new operating system” on page 109
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“Computer stops responding” on page 135
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“Power problems” on page 147
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Special keys and buttons
Your computer has several special keys and buttons to help you work more easily and effectively.
Function key combinations
To use the function key combinations, press and hold the Fn key 1 , then press one of the function keys 2 .
Power conservation
Fn+F4
Put your computer into sleep mode. To return to normal operation, press the Fn key only.
If you want to use the combination to put the computer into hibernation mode or do-nothing mode, change
the settings in the Power Manager program.
Switching a display output location
• Fn+F7
Switch the display output location between the computer display and an external monitor by selecting
one of the following options:
– Computer display only
– Computer display and external monitor (same image)
– Computer display and external monitor (the Extend desktop function)
– External monitor only
Note: The Windows+P key combination has the same functionality as Fn+F7.
Enabling or disabling the wireless features
• Fn+F5
Enable or disable the built-in wireless networking features.
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Notes: To use this function, the following device drivers must be installed on your computer beforehand:
– Power Manager driver
– OnScreen Display Utility
– Wireless device drivers
You can download these drivers from http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.
Changing the camera and audio settings
• Fn+F6
Press Fn+F6 to open the Communications settings window. From this window, you can take a picture,
change the camera and audio settings, and launch the Communications Utility program.
Adjusting the brightness level of the computer display
• Fn+F8: The computer display becomes dimmer.
• Fn+F9: The computer display becomes brighter.
This function changes the brightness level temporarily. To change the default brightness level, change
the settings through the Power Manager program.
Multimedia controls
• Fn+F10: Previous track/scene
• Fn+F11: Play or pause
• Fn+F12: Next track/scene
Other functions
• Fn+Spacebar: Control the keyboard backlight and the ThinkLight light.
– Press once: Turn on the keyboard backlight to low brightness level.
– Press again: Adjust the keyboard backlight to high brightness level.
– Press the third time: Turn off the keyboard backlight and turn on the ThinkLight light.
– Press the fourth time: Turn off the ThinkLight light.
Note: If your computer does not have a backlit keyboard, the Fn+Spacebar combination controls only the
ThinkLight light.
To change the functionality of this combination, see “Config menu” on page 113.
• Fn+F3: Lock your computer.
• Fn+B: Have the same function as the Break key on a conventional keyboard.
• Fn+P: Have the same function as the Pause key on a conventional keyboard.
• Fn+S: Have the same function as the SysRq key on a conventional keyboard.
• Fn+K: Have the same function as the ScrLK key on a conventional keyboard.
Volume and mute buttons
Adjust the sound volume level of the built-in speakers by using the following three buttons:
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2
Speaker mute button
Volume control button
3 Microphone mute button
If you mute the sound and then turn off your computer, the sound will remain muted when you turn on your
computer again. To turn on the sound, press the speaker mute button again or press the volume control
button.
Setting the volume
To adjust the output volume or the recording volume on the windows 7 operating system, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Sound. The Sound window opens.
2. Click the Playback tab or Recording tab, and then click a device that you want to customize.
3. Click the Properties button.
4. Click the Levels tab, and then change the volume by moving the slider.
You also can get access to the desktop volume control by using the volume icon on the taskbar at the lower
right of the screen. For details about controlling volume, refer to your Windows help information system.
Setting the microphone mute button
By default, when you press the microphone mute button, all of the recording devices are set on mute
or unmute.
If you want to control only one of the recording devices using the microphone mute button, do the following:
1. Press Fn+F6. The Communications Settings window opens.
2. Click the Manage Settings button. The Communications Utility window opens.
3. On the VoIP Call Settings tab, click Microphone mute button settings. The Setting for Microphone
Mute window opens.
4. Select Only the recording device selected below:. Then select the recording device from the
drop-down list box.
5. Click OK.
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Windows key
Press this key to open the Start menu of the Windows operating system.
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.
Using the UltraNav pointing device
Your computer comes with the UltraNav pointing device. The UltraNav pointing device consists of the
TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad, each of which is itself a pointing device with both basic and
extended functions. You can configure both devices by choosing the settings you prefer.
• Set both the TrackPoint pointing device and the touch pad as pointing devices.
This setting enables the use of all the basic and extended functions of the TrackPoint pointing device
and the touch pad.
• Set the TrackPoint pointing device as the main pointing device and the touch pad for extended
functions only.
This setting enables the use of all basic and extended functions with the TrackPoint pointing device while
limiting the use of the touch pad to scrolling, tap zones, or slow-motion pointer functions.
• Set the touch pad as the main pointing device and the TrackPoint pointing device for the extended
functions only.
This setting enables the use of all basic and extended functions with the touch pad while limiting the use
of the TrackPoint pointing device to scrolling or Magnifying Glass functions.
• Set the TrackPoint pointing device as the main pointing device, and disable the touch pad.
• Set the touch pad as the main pointing device, and disable the TrackPoint pointing device.
Changing the UltraNav pointing device settings
To change your UltraNav pointing device settings, click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙
Mouse ➙ UltraNav. Then change the settings as you desired.
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Using the TrackPoint pointing device
The TrackPoint pointing device consists of a pointing stick 1 on the keyboard and three click buttons at the
bottom of the keyboard. To move the pointer 5 on the screen, apply pressure to the nonslip cap on the
pointing stick in any direction parallel to the keyboard; the pointing stick itself does not move. The speed at
which the pointer moves depends on the pressure you apply to the pointing stick. The functions of the left 4
and right 2 click buttons correspond to those of the left and right mouse buttons on a conventional mouse.
The TrackPoint center button 3 , called the scroll bar, enables you to scroll Web pages or documents in any
direction with no need to use the graphic scroll bars on the side of the window.
If you are not familiar with the TrackPoint, these instructions will help you get started:
1. Place your hands in the typing position, and press gently with either index 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.
Note: The pointer might drift. This is not a defect. Stop using the TrackPoint pointing device for a
few seconds, then the pointer will stop moving.
2. To select and drag as required by your software, press the left or right click button with either thumb
and move the TrackPoint pointing stick.
By enabling Press-to-Select, you can make the TrackPoint pointing stick function the same as the
left or right click button.
Customizing the settings of the TrackPoint pointing device
You can customize the TrackPoint pointing device and its buttons as follows:
• Switch the functions of the left and right buttons.
• Change the sensitivity of the TrackPoint.
• Enable the Press-to-Select function.
• Enable the Magnifying Glass function.
• Enable the TrackPoint scrolling function.
• Enable the TrackPoint Scrolling Tips.
To customize the settings of the TrackPoint pointing device, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Mouse ➙ UltraNav.
2. Under TrackPoint, proceed to changing the settings.
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Changing the cap
The cap 1 on the end of the TrackPoint pointing stick is removable. You can replace it as shown in
the drawing.
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 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.
The touch pad consists of a pad 1 and two click buttons below the TrackPoint buttons at the bottom of the
keyboard. To move the pointer 4 on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which
you want the pointer to move. The functions of the left 3 and right 2 click buttons correspond to those of
the left and right mouse buttons on a conventional mouse.
Customizing the touch pad
To customize the touch pad, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Mouse ➙ UltraNav.
2. Under TouchPad, proceed to changing the settings.
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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
If you want to disable the TrackPoint or the touch pad, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Mouse ➙ UltraNav.
2. To disable the TrackPoint pointing device, clear the check box for Enable TrackPoint.
To disable the touch pad, clear the check box for Enable TouchPad.
3. Click OK.
Adding the UltraNav icon to the system tray
For easy access to the UltraNav properties, you can enable the display of the UltraNav icon in the Windows
notification area.
To enable the display of the UltraNav icon in the Windows notification area, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Mouse ➙ UltraNav.
2. Select the check box for Show UltraNav icon on the system tray.
3. Click OK. You can now change the properties of the UltraNav pointing device by clicking the UltraNav
icon in the Windows notification area.
Note: If you cannot see the UltraNav icon, click the triangular icon on the taskbar to show hidden icons.
Power management
When you need to use your computer away from electrical outlets, you depend on battery power to keep
your computer running. Different computer components consume power at different rates. The more you
use the power-intensive components, the faster you consume battery power.
Checking battery status
The Power Manager battery gauge on the taskbar displays the percentage of battery power remaining.
The rate at which you use battery power will determine how long you can use the battery of your computer
between charges. Because each computer user has different habits and needs, it is difficult to predict how
long a battery charge will last. There are two main factors:
• How much energy is stored in the battery when you begin to work.
• The way you use your computer. For example:
– How often you access the hard disk drive.
– How bright you make the computer display.
– How often you use the wireless features.
Using the ac power adapter
The power to run your computer can come either from the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack, or from ac power
through the ac power adapter. While you use ac power, the battery charges automatically.
The ac power adapter that comes with your computer has two basic components:
• The transformer pack that converts ac power adapter for use with the computer.
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• The power cord that plugs into the ac outlet and into the transformer pack.
Attention: Using an improper power cord might cause severe damage to your computer.
Connecting the ac power adapter
To use the ac power adapter, do the following. Be sure to take these steps in the order in which they are
given here.
1. Connect the ac power adapter to the power jack of the computer.
2. Connect the power cord to the transformer pack.
3. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
Tips on using the ac power adapter
• When the ac power adapter is not in use, disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
• Do not bind the power cord tightly around the ac power adapter transformer pack when it is connected to
the transformer.
• Before you use the ac power adapter to charge the battery, make sure that the battery temperature
is at least 10°C (50°F).
• You can charge the battery when the ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the battery is
installed. You need to charge it in any of the following conditions:
– When you purchase a new battery
– If the battery status indicator starts blinking
– If the battery has not been used for a long time
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.
If an ac outlet is convenient, plug the ac power adapter into it, and then insert the jack into the computer.
The battery will be fully charged in about 3 to 6 hours. The charging time is affected by the battery size
and the physical environment. You can check the battery charging status at any time by looking at the
battery meter icon at the Windows notification area.
Note: To increase the life of the battery, the computer does not start recharging the battery if the remaining
power is greater than 95%.
Maximizing battery life
To maximize the life of the battery, do the following:
• Use the battery until the charge is completely depleted, that is, use the battery until the battery status
indicator starts blinking orange.
• Recharge the battery completely before using it. The battery is fully charged if the battery indicator shows
green when the ac power adapter is plugged in.
• Always use power-saving modes, such as screen blank, sleep, and hibernation.
Managing your battery power
With the Power Manager program, you can adjust your power settings to give you the best balance between
performance and power saving.
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For instructions on accessing the Power Manager program, see “Accessing ThinkVantage applications
on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 15.
For more information, refer to the help information system of the program.
Power-saving modes
There are several modes that you can use at any time to conserve power. This section introduces each
mode and gives tips on the effective use of the battery power.
Understanding the power-saving modes
• Screen blank
The computer display requires considerable battery power. To turn off power to the display, right-click the
battery gauge icon from the Windows notification area and select Power off display.
• Sleep
In sleep mode, your work is saved to memory, and then the solid state drive or the hard disk drive and the
computer display are turned off. When your computer wakes up, your work is restored within seconds.
To put your computer into sleep mode, press Fn+F4. To return from sleep mode, press the Fn key.
Depending on the computer model, your computer might support the 30 Day Standby function. When this
function is enabled, the computer consumes even less power in sleep mode and takes only seconds
to resume normal operation when you press the power button. For more information about the 30 Day
Standby function, refer to the help information system of the Power Manager program.
You also can use the combination to put the computer into hibernation mode or do-nothing mode by
changing the settings in the Power Manager program.
• Hibernation
By using this mode, you can turn off your computer completely without saving files or exiting from any
applications that are running. When the computer enters hibernation, all open applications, folders, and
files are saved to the hard disk, and then the computer turns off.
Use the Power Manager program to configure how you want the computer enter hibernation mode. For
more information, see the help information system of the Power Manager program.
• Wireless off
When you are not using the wireless features, such as Bluetooth or wireless LAN, turn them off. This will
help conserve power. To turn off the wireless features, press Fn+F5 or use the wireless radio switch.
Enabling the wakeup function
If you put your computer into hibernation mode, and the wakeup function is disabled (this is the default
setting), the computer does not consume any power. If the wakeup function is enabled, it consumes a small
amount of power. To enable the wakeup function, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ System and Security ➙ Administrative Tools.
2. Double-click Task Scheduler. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type
the password or provide confirmation.
3. From the left pane, select the task folder for which you want to enable the wakeup function. The
scheduled tasks are displayed.
4. Click a scheduled task, and then click the Conditions tab.
5. Under Power, select the check box for Wake the computer to run this task.
Enabling the battery alarm
Program your computer so that when the battery power falls below a certain level, three events occur:
• The alarm goes off.
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• A warning message is displayed.
• The LCD is turned off.
To enable the battery alarm, do the following:
1. Start the Power Manager program.
2. Click the Global Power Settings tab.
3. For Low battery alarm or Critically low battery alarm, set the percentage of the power level and set
the action.
Note: If your computer enters sleep or hibernation mode when the battery is low, but the alarm message
has not yet been displayed, the message will be displayed when the computer resumes. To resume normal
operation, click OK.
Handling the battery
This system supports only batteries specially designed for this specific system and manufactured by Lenovo
or an authorized builder. The system does not support unauthorized batteries or batteries designed for other
systems. If an unauthorized battery or a battery designed for another system is installed, the system will
not charge.
Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and
provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use.
DANGER
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack.
Attempting to do so can cause an explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack.
A battery pack other than the one specified by Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery
pack is not covered by the warranty.
DANGER
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.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Store it in a cool dry place.
• Keep it away from children.
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.
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DANGER
Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can cause
the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery pack or coin
cell. If your battery is damaged, or if you notice any discharge from your battery or the buildup
of foreign materials on the battery leads, stop using the battery and obtain a replacement from
the battery manufacturer.
DANGER
Only recharge the battery pack strictly according to instructions included in the product
documentation.
DANGER
Do not put the battery pack in trash that is disposed of in landfills. When disposing of the battery,
comply with local ordinances or regulations and your company's safety standards.
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. Dispose of
it as required by local ordinances or regulations and your company's safety standards.
Connecting to the network
Your computer has one or more network cards for connecting to the Internet and to your company's wired
LAN or wireless LAN network.
Note: Some models come with a built-in wireless WAN card enabling you to establish wireless connections
over remote public or private networks.
Ethernet connections
You can connect to your local network or a broadband connection by use of the Ethernet feature built
into your computer.
To connect to a network through Ethernet, use the Access Connections program. For more information,
see the help information system of the program.
DANGER
Your computer has an Ethernet connector. To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not connect
the telephone cable to the Ethernet connector.
Wireless connections
Wireless connection is the transfer of data without the use of cables by means of radio waves only.
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Depending on the frequency used for data transmission, the area covered, or the type of the device used for
data transfer, the following categories of wireless networks might be available to you.
Wireless LAN
A wireless LAN covers a relatively small geographic area, such as an office building or a house. Devices
based on the 802.11 standards can connect to this network.
Wireless WAN
A wireless WAN covers a broader geographic area. Cellular networks are used for data transmission, and
access is provided by a wireless service carrier.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth is one of a number of technologies used to create a wireless personal area network. Bluetooth
can connect devices a short distance from one another, and is commonly used for connecting peripheral
devices to a computer, transferring data between hand-held devices and a personal computer, or remotely
controlling and communicating with devices such as mobile phones.
Establishing wireless LAN connections
Your computer comes with a built-in wireless networking card and a configuration utility to help you make
wireless LAN connections and monitor the status of your connection, so that you can stay connected to your
network while you are in the office, in a meeting room, or at home, with no need for a wired connection.
Attention:
• If you carry your computer with the wireless LAN feature into an airplane, check the services with the
airline before boarding the airplane.
• If there are restrictions on the use of computers on an airplane with the wireless feature, you need to
disable it before boarding. To disable it, refer to the instructions in “Enabling or disabling the wireless
feature” on page 37.
You can purchase a wireless networking card as an option. For more information, refer to “Finding ThinkPad
options” on page 93.
Tips for using the wireless LAN feature
• Place your computer so that there are as few obstacles as possible between the wireless LAN access
point and the computer.
• For the best connection of the wireless LAN feature, open your computer display to an angle of slightly
more than 90 degrees.
• If you use the wireless feature (the 802.11 standard) of your computer simultaneously with a Bluetooth
option, data transmission speed can be delayed and the performance of the wireless feature can be
degraded.
Setting up the Wireless LAN connection
To use the built-in wireless network card (the 802.11 standard) to communicate, start the Access Connections
program. See “Accessing ThinkVantage applications on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 15.
Note: Before you start setting up wireless network connections by using the Access Connections program,
obtain a Network Name (SSID) and your encryption information from your network administrator.
Establishing wireless WAN connections
Wireless Wide Area Network (wireless WAN) enables you to establish wireless connections over remote
public or private networks. These connections can be maintained over a large geographical area, such as
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a city or an entire country, by use of multiple antenna sites or satellite systems maintained by wireless
service providers.
Some ThinkPad notebook computers come with a built-in wireless WAN card integrating some wireless
WAN technologies, such as 1xEV-DO, HSPA, 3G, GPRS, or LTE. You can connect to the Internet or your
company network with the built-in wireless WAN card and the configuration utility to make a wireless
WAN connection and monitor its status.
Note: Wireless WAN service is provided by authorized service providers in some countries.
To locate the wireless WAN antenna on your computer, see “Locating computer controls, connectors, and
indicators” on page 1.
To use the wireless WAN feature, start the Access Connections program. For information on how to start
the Access Connections program, see “Accessing ThinkVantage applications on the Windows 7 operating
system” on page 15.
For maximum performance from your wireless WAN connection, please keep the following best usage
guidelines in mind:
• Keep your notebook away from your body.
• Place your notebook on a flat surface and open your computer display to an angel of slightly more
than 90 degrees.
• Place your notebook away from concrete or brick walls that may dampen cellular signals.
• Best reception will be available near windows and other locations where cellular phone reception is the
strongest.
Using Bluetooth
Some models are equipped with a Bluetooth card that is compliant to Bluetooth Specification 4.0. You can
enable or disable the Bluetooth feature by pressing Fn+F5.
Sending data to a Bluetooth-enabled device
1. Press Fn+F5 and enable the Bluetooth feature.
2. Right-click the data that you want to send.
3. Select Send To ➙ Bluetooth.
4. Select a Bluetooth device and then follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If you use the wireless feature (the 802.11 standard) of your computer simultaneously with a Bluetooth
option, data transmission speed can be delayed and the performance of the wireless feature can be
degraded.
Adding a Bluetooth device
1. Press Fn+F5 and enable the Bluetooth feature.
2. Click the Bluetooth icon from the Windows notification area and select Add a Device.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to establish the connection.
After you add a Bluetooth device, double click the device from the device list to configure the profiles of that
device. For details about supported profiles, see “Wireless related information” on page 157.
For more information about using the Bluetooth feature, refer to the Windows help information system and
the Bluetooth help information system.
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Checking wireless connection status
You can check your computer wireless connection status and wireless signal strength through the Access
Connections gauge on the taskbar, or through the Access Connections icon and wireless status icon on
the taskbar.
Access Connections gauge
On the Windows 7 operating system, the Access Connections gauge on the taskbar displays the signal
strength and status of your wireless connection.
You can find more detailed information about the signal strength and status of your wireless connection by
opening the Access Connections program or by right-clicking the Access Connections gauge on the taskbar
and selecting View Status of Wireless Connection.
• Access Connections gauge states: wireless LAN
Power to the wireless radio is off or no signal.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is poor. To
improve signal strength, move your computer closer to the wireless access point.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection
is marginal.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is
excellent.
• Access Connections gauge states: wireless WAN
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No signal
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Signal level 1
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Signal level 2
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Signal level 3
Access Connections icon and wireless status icon
The Access Connections icon displays general connection status.
The wireless status icon displays the signal strength and status of your wireless connection.
You can find more detailed information about the signal strength and status of your wireless connection
either by opening the Access Connections program or by double-clicking the Access Connections wireless
status icon on the taskbar.
• Access Connections icon states
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No location profile is active or none exists.
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Current location profile is disconnected.
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Current location profile is connected.
• Wireless status icon states: wireless LAN
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Power to the wireless radio is off.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. No association.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. No signal.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is marginal.
Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is poor. To improve
signal strength, move your system closer to the wireless access point.
• Wireless status icon states: wireless WAN
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Power to the WAN radio is off
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No association
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No signal
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Signal level 1
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Signal level 2
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Signal level 3
Note: If you have trouble in making a connection, try moving your computer closer to your wireless access
point.
Enabling or disabling the wireless feature
To enable or disable the wireless features, do one of the following:
• Press Fn+F5 to bring up the wireless feature list, such as wireless LAN and Bluetooth. Select a feature
to enable or disable it.
• Click the Access Connections wireless status icon in the Windows notification area. Then, click Power
On Wireless Radio to enable the wireless features or click Power Off Wireless Radio to disable the
wireless features.
Note: You can use the wireless radio switch to disable the wireless radio of all the wireless devices on your
computer.
Presentations and multimedia
You can connect your computer to a projector to give presentations or you can connect your computer
to an external monitor to expand your workspace.
Changing display settings
You can change the display settings, such as the display resolution, font size, and so on.
To change the display settings, do the following:
1. Open Control Panel and click Appearance and Personalization.
2. Click Display for further configuration.
Connecting a projector or external display
This topic provides information about connecting a projector or an external monitor.
Attaching an external monitor
Note: If you attach an external monitor, a video interface cable with a ferrite core installed on the cable
is required.
Your computer can support a maximum video resolution of up to 2048x1536 (with an external monitor
attached to the VGA connector) or up to 2560x1600 (with an external monitor attached to the Mini
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DisplayPort connector), provided that the external monitor also supports that resolution. For more details,
refer to the manuals provided with your monitor.
Note: As for ThinkPad W530 models, the VGA connector does not work for CRT or LCD monitor in the DOS
environment in NVIDIA Optimus Graphics mode or Integrated Graphics mode; thus you need to change to
Discrete Graphics mode to use the CRT or LCD monitor. If no display is available for you to change the
graphics mode through ThinkPad Setup, press F7 to switch to the discrete graphics mode right after the
computer is turned on.
You can set any resolution for either the computer display or the external monitor. When you use both at the
same time, the resolution of both is the same. If you set a higher resolution for the computer display, you
can see only part of the screen at a time. You can see other parts by moving the image with the TrackPoint
pointing device or another pointing device.
You can move the display output to the computer display, the external monitor, or both by pressing Fn+F7.
Connecting an external monitor
To attach an external monitor, do the following:
1. Connect the external monitor to the VGA connector or the Mini DisplayPort connector.
2. Connect the monitor to an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the external monitor.
4. Change the display output location by pressing Fn+F7. 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. Click the Detect button.
Setting the external monitor type
To set the external monitor type, do the following:
1. Connect the external monitor to the monitor connector, and then connect the monitor to an electrical
outlet.
2. Turn on the external monitor.
3. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen resolution.
Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, click the Detect button.
4. Select the external monitor and set Resolution.
5. Click Advanced Settings.
6. Click the Monitor tab. Check the monitor information to make sure that the monitor type is correct. If it
is, click OK to close the window; otherwise proceed with the following steps.
7. If more than two monitor types are displayed, select Generic PnP Monitor or Generic Non-PnP
Monitor.
8. Click Properties. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password
or provide confirmation.
9. Click the Driver tab.
10. Click Update Driver.
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.
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13. Select the correct manufacturer and model for the external monitor. If you cannot find your monitor on
the list, stop the installation of this driver and use the driver shipped with your monitor.
14. After updating the driver, click Close.
15. Click OK.
Changing the color quality of the external monitor
To change the color quality of the external monitor, do the following:
1. Attach and turn on the external monitor.
2. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen resolution.
Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, click the Detect button.
3. Select the external monitor and click Advanced Settings.
4. Click the Monitor tab and select a color value from the Colors field.
5. Click OK.
Considerations for attaching an external monitor
• When installing an operating system, you must install the display driver for your monitor that is supplied
with the computer, and the monitor INF file that is supplied with the external monitor.
• If you set a resolution higher than the resolution you are using on the computer monitor, and use an
external monitor that does not support that resolution, take advantage of the virtual screen function,
which enables you to display only a part of the high-resolution screen image your computer produces.
You can see other parts of the image by moving the screen with the TrackPoint pointing device or another
pointing device.
• If the external monitor you are using is outdated, the resolution and the refresh rate might be limited.
Using the DVI monitor
If your computer is attached to one of the following optional expansion units, you can connect a digital visual
interface (DVI) monitor to your computer through the DVI connector of that unit:
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0
Notes:
• The screen mode that can be used depends on the specifications of the DVI monitor.
• Before you attach the DVI monitor, make sure that the computer is attached to the expansion unit and
the system works properly.
To attach the DVI monitor, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Connect the DVI monitor to the DVI connector of the expansion unit, and then connect the monitor
to an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the DVI monitor and the computer. The system starts.
If the computer output does not appear on the DVI monitor, do the following:
• For a computer that supports NVIDIA Optimus Graphics:
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1. Right-click on the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel. The NVIDIA Control Panel window
opens.
2. In the Select a Task navigation pane at left under Display, click Set up multiple displays.
3. Right-click Verify your display configuration, and then right-click on the monitor icon and select
either Clone Mode or Extended Mode.
4. Click OK.
• For a computer that supports the Intel® graphics card:
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F12. The Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel window opens.
2. Select Advanced Mode and click OK.
3. Select Multiple Displays.
4. In the Operating Mode field, select any of the following options.
– Single Display: Depending on your configuration, the computer output is displayed on either the
computer display or the DVI monitor.
– Clone Displays: The same computer output is displayed on both the computer display and
the DVI monitor.
– Extended Desktop: Different computer output is displayed on the computer display and the
DVI monitor.
Considerations for attaching a DVI monitor
Connect the DVI monitor to the expansion unit, and turn it on before you turn on the computer. Otherwise the
system cannot recognize the DVI monitor. If the option for enabling the DVI monitor in the Display Properties
window is not displayed, try closing the window and opening it again. If the option still is not displayed, make
sure that the connector of the monitor is attached firmly, and repeat the procedure for attaching the monitor.
Using the Mini DisplayPort connector
Your computer has a Mini DisplayPort connector, a digital display interface for connection to various
external devices, such as CRT monitors, LCD monitors, projectors, or even high-definition televisions. This
compact connector enables a plug-and-play setup and supports adapters that can plug into DVI, VGA, or
HDMI connectors.
The Mini DisplayPort connector of your computer supports audio as well as video streaming.
Setting up a presentation
To display information and make presentations, you can attach a data projector to your computer through
the VGA connector on your computer.
Note: It may take several seconds before the projector displays the image. If you do not see your desktop
displayed after 60 seconds, try pressing Fn+F7 to switch between different display output locations.
Your projector might have one or more audio-input connectors. To project sound, you will need to attach the
combo audio jack on your computer to these connectors, using an audio cable (commercially available).
Using the Extend desktop function
Your computer supports a function named the Extend desktop function. With the Extend desktop function,
you can display output on both the computer display and an external monitor. You also can display different
desktop images on each monitor.
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• When an application using DirectDraw or Direct3D is played in full-screen mode, it is shown only on the
primary display.
• If you want to show DOS full-screen while in the Extend desktop mode, only the primary display shows
DOS; the other display is blacked out.
• If your computer has the Intel graphics card, you can designate the other display as the primary display
by doing the following:
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F12. The Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel window opens.
2. Select Advanced Mode and click OK.
3. Click Multiple Display.
4. Select the desired display as the primary display.
Enabling the Extend desktop function
To enable the Extend desktop function, do the following:
1. Connect the external monitor to the monitor connector; then connect the monitor to an electrical outlet.
2. Turn on the external monitor.
3. Press Fn+F7, then select Extend.
To change the resolution and color quality for each monitor, do the following:
1. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen resolution.
2. Click the monitor-1 icon (for the primary display, the computer display).
3. Set the resolution for the primary display.
4. Click the monitor-2 icon (for the secondary display, the external display).
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.
Using the NVIDIA Optimus Graphics feature
Some ThinkPad notebook computers support the NVIDIA Optimus Graphics feature.
To achieve the best balance between the computer performance and a long battery life, depending on the
graphics quality demand of the running application and the settings of the power plan you use, the NVIDIA
Optimus Graphics feature automatically switches between High Performance Graphics and Energy Saving
Graphics, with no need to restart your computer, close applications, or intervene manually.
Note: The NVIDIA Optimus Graphics feature is only supported on the Windows 7 operating system.
Using the color sensor
Some models are equipped with a color sensor. The color sensor enables you to measure and adjust the
color accuracy of your displays.
To use the color sensor, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ X-Rite ➙ Color Calibrator ➙ PANTONE Color
Calibrator.
If your computer comes with a color sensor, the display provides a color profile that can work with the
Microsoft Image Color Management (ICM) function. If the graphics software you are using is compatible
with ICM, you can display a color image on your monitor and match it with the same quality one on another
device, such as a scanner or a printer.
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For details on Microsoft ICM, refer to the Windows help information system.
Important: After you use the color sensor for the first time, a calibration profile ECCM2SensorData.dat is
generated and saved in the directory C:\ProgramData\X-Rite\ECCM-2. Back up this calibration profile on an
external media device in case both the color sensor and the hard disk drive (or solid state drive) need to
be replaced.
Note: The color profile for ThinkPad LCD has been preinstalled on your computer already. If you need to
install a different color profile, see “Installing the ThinkPad monitor file for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7” on
page 111. If you have measured and adjusted the color accuracy of your display by use of a color sensor,
you might also use the color profile created during that process.
Using audio features
Your computer is equipped with the following:
• Combo audio jack, 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter
• Built-in speakers
• Built-in microphones
Your computer also has an audio chip that enables you to enjoy various multimedia audio features, such
as the following:
• Recording and playback of PCM and WAV files
• Playback of MIDI and MP3 files
• Recording from various sound sources, such as a headset attached
The following table shows which functions of the audio devices attached to the jacks on your computer or
docking station are supported.
Table 3. Audio feature list
Jack
Headset with a 3.5 mm
4-pole plug
Conventional headphone
Conventional microphone
Combo audio jack
Headphone and
microphone functions
supported
Headphone function
supported
Not supported
Headphone jack of the
docking station
Only headphone function
supported
Headphone function
supported
Not supported
Not supported
Microphone function
supported
Microphone function not
supported
Microphone jack of the
docking station
Not supported
To configure the microphone for optimized sound recording on the Windows 7 operating system, use the
Realtek HD Audio Manager program. To start the program, click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and
Sound ➙ Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Using the integrated camera
If your computer has an integrated camera, when you press Fn+F6 to open the Communications Settings
window, the camera will be launched and the green camera-in-use indicator will turn on automatically. In
the Communications Settings window, you can preview your video image and take a snapshot of your
current image.
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You also can use the integrated camera with other programs that provide features such as photographing,
video capturing, and video conferencing. To use the integrated camera with other programs, open one of the
programs and start the photographing, video capturing, or video conferencing function. Then, the camera
will start automatically and the green camera-in-use indicator will turn on. For more information about using
the camera with a program, refer to the help information system of the program.
If you do not want the camera to be launched automatically when you press Fn+F6 or when you use a
program, press Fn+F6 to open the Communications Settings window and click the Hide my video image
button to disable the camera.
Configuring camera settings
Configure the camera settings to meet your needs, such as adjusting the quality of the video output.
To configure the camera settings, do the following:
1. Press Fn+F6. The Communications Settings window opens.
2. Click the Manage Settings button. The Communications Utility window opens.
3. In the Communications Utility window, configure the camera settings depending on your individual
needs.
Adjusting the video output quality of your camera
To adjust the quality of the video output of your camera, do the following:
1. Open the Communications Utility window.
2. Click Advanced camera settings. The Properties window opens.
3. Configure the settings and select an image quality value. The following values are available:
• Speed Priority: It gives you a faster frame rate for the best real-time video conferencing during the
day. However, at night or in a dark environment, the image does not have the best quality.
• Balance: This gives you a balance between speed and image quality. The image obtained at night or
in a dark environment is better than with Speed Priority.
• Image quality priority: This gives you a high-quality video and the best image at any time of the
day. The image is very clear even at night or in a dark environment, but at the expense of frame
rate. The video streaming might slow down.
Using the optical drive
Your computer supports DVD-ROM Drive and MultiBurner Drive.
DVD-ROM Drive
This drive can read DVD-ROM discs and all types of CDs, such as CD-ROM discs, CD-RW discs, CD-R
discs, and audio CDs. This drive has no recording capability.
MultiBurner drive
This drive can read DVD-ROM discs, DVD-R discs, DVD-RAM discs, DVD-RW discs, and all types of CDs,
such as CD-ROM discs, CD-RW discs, CD-R discs, and audio CDs. In addition, it can record on DVD-R
discs, DVD-RW discs, type II DVD-RAM discs, CD-RW standard and high speed discs, and CD-R discs.
Using an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card
Depending on the model, your computer might have an ExpressCard slot for a 34 mm-wide card, a media
card reader slot, or a smart card reader slot.
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If your computer has a media card reader slot, it supports the following cards:
• Secure Digital (SD) card
• Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) card
• Secure Digital eXtended-Capacity (SDXC) card
• MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Notes:
• Your computer does not support the CPRM feature for the SD card.
• While transferring data to or from a flash media card, such as an SD card, do not put your computer into
sleep or hibernation mode before the data transfer is complete; otherwise, your data could become
damaged.
Installing an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card
Attention:
• Before you start installing a card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces any
static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the card.
• Do not insert an ExpressCard while the computer is in sleep mode or hibernation mode. Otherwise, the
computer might not respond when you try to resume using it.
To install a card, do the following:
1. Locate the appropriate type of slot for your card. See “Locating computer controls, connectors,
and indicators” on page 1.
2. Make sure that the card is correctly oriented:
• For ExpressCard: The notched edge of the card is facing upward and pointing toward to the card slot.
• For flash media card: The metal contacts are facing down and pointing toward the card slot.
• For smart card: The metal contacts are facing upward and pointing toward the card slot.
3. Press the card firmly into the card slot.
If the plug-and-play feature is not enabled for the installed ExpressCard, flash media card, or smart card,
do the following to enable the feature:
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Click Hardware and Sound.
3. Click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
4. From the Action menu, select Add legacy hardware. The Add Hardware Wizard starts.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Removing an ExpressCard, a flash media card, or a smart card
Attention:
• Before removing a card, stop the card first. Otherwise, data on the card might be corrupted or lost.
• Do not remove a card while the computer is in sleep mode or hibernation mode. Otherwise, the system
might not respond when you try to resume operation.
To remove a card, do the following:
1. Click the triangular icon on the taskbar to show hidden icons. Then, right-click the Safely Remove
Hardware and Eject Media icon.
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2. Select the item you want to remove to stop the card.
3. Press the card to eject it from your computer.
4. Remove the card and store it safely for future use.
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 first, then insert it again.
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Chapter 3. You and your computer
This chapter provides information about accessibility, comfort, and travelling with your computer.
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“Accessibility and comfort” on page 47
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“Traveling with your computer” on page 49
Accessibility and comfort
Good ergonomic practice is important to get the most from your personal computer and to avoid discomfort.
Arrange your workplace and the equipment you use to suit your individual needs and the kind of work
that you perform. In addition, use healthy work habits to maximize your performance and comfort while
using 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 our accessibility information which outlines our efforts in this area.
Ergonomic information
Working in the virtual office might mean adapting to frequent changes in your environment. Following some
simple rules will make things easier and bring you the maximum benefits of your computer. Keeping in mind
such basics as good lighting and proper seating, for example, can help you improve your performance
and achieve greater comfort.
This example shows someone in a conventional setting. Even when not in such a setting, you can follow
many of these tips. Develop good habits, and they will serve you well.
General posture: Make minor modifications in your working posture to deter the onset of discomfort caused
by long periods of working in the same position. Frequent, short breaks from your work also help to prevent
minor discomfort associated with your working posture.
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Display: Position the display to maintain a comfortable viewing distance of 510-760 mm (20-30 inches).
Avoid glare or reflections on the display from overhead lighting or outside sources of light. Keep the display
screen clean and set the brightness to levels that enable you to see the screen clearly. Press Fn+F8
or Fn+F9 to adjust display brightness.
Head position: Keep your head and neck in a comfortable and neutral (vertical, or upright) position.
Chair: Use a chair that gives you good back support and seat height adjustment. Use chair adjustments to
best suit your desired posture.
Arm and hand position: If available, use chair arm rests or an area on your working surface to provide
weight support for your arms. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed and neutral (horizontal)
position. Type with a soft touch without pounding the keys.
Leg position: Keep your thighs parallel to the floor and your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest.
What if you are traveling?
It might not be possible to observe the best ergonomic practices when you are using your computer
while on the move or in a casual setting. Regardless of the setting, try to observe as many of the tips as
possible. Sitting properly and using adequate lighting, for example, will help you maintain desirable levels
of comfort and performance.
Questions about vision?
The visual display screens of ThinkPad notebook computers are designed to meet the highest standards
and to provide you with clear, crisp images and large, bright displays that are easy to see, yet easy on the
eyes. Of course, any concentrated and sustained visual activity can be tiring. If you have questions on eye
fatigue or visual discomfort, consult a vision care specialist for advice.
Comfort
Observe the following guidelines to achieve greater comfort and improve performance.
Active sitting and rest breaks: The longer you sit and work with your computer, the more important it is to
observe your working posture. Follow “Ergonomic information” on page 47 and practice “active sitting” to
avoid discomfort associated with your working postures. Making minor voluntary postural changes and
taking short frequent work breaks are the key ingredients for healthy computing. Your computer is light and
mobile; you can easily reposition your working surface to accommodate many posture modifications.
Work area setup options: Familiarize yourself with all of your office furniture so that you know how to
adjust your work surface, seat, and other work tools to accommodate your preferences for comfort.
If your work area is not in an office setting, be sure to take special note of employing active sitting
and taking work breaks. Many ThinkPad product solutions are available to help you modify and expand
your computer to best suit your needs. Access the following Web site to view some of these options:
http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html. Explore your options for docking solutions and
external products that provide the adjustability and features that you want.
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.
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Assistive technologies enable users to access information in the most appropriate way. Some of these
technologies are already provided in your operating system. Others can be purchased through vendors, or
accessed through the World Wide Web http://www.lenovo.com/healthycomputing.
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. Other users might require larger fonts or high-contrast display modes. In some cases,
magnifiers and built-in speech synthesizers are available. For detailed information about each of these
features, consult the Microsoft help information system.
To use the Accessibility Options program, click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Ease of Access ➙ Ease of
Access Center.
Screen reader technologies
Screen reader technologies are primarily focused on software application interfaces, help information
systems, and a variety of online documents. However, in the case where a screen reader cannot read
documents, the document must first go through a conversion process. One solution converts Adobe
PDF files into a format that is read by the screen-reader programs. This solution is a Web-based service
provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Through http://access.adobe.com, Adobe PDF documents can
be converted to HTML or plain text in many languages. One conversion option converts PDF documents
on the Internet. A second option enables users to submit the URL of an Adobe PDF file through e-mail to
convert it to HTML or ASCII text. Adobe PDF files on a local hard disk drive, local CD-ROM, or LAN also can
be converted by attaching the Adobe PDF file to an e-mail message.
Traveling with your computer
This topic provides information to help you work with your computer when you are travelling.
Travel tips
Use the following travel tips to travel more confidently and efficiently with your computer.
• Although it is safe to allow your computer to go through the x-ray machines at airport security stations, it
is important to keep your eyes on the computer at all times to prevent theft.
• Consider bringing an electrical adapter for use in an airplane or automobile.
• If you carry an ac power adapter, detach the ac cord from it to avoid damaging the cord.
Travel tips on airplanes
If you carry your computer into an airplane, take note of the following tips:
• If you intend to use your computer or wireless services (such as Internet and Bluetooth), check with the
airline for restrictions and availability of services before boarding the airplane. If there are restrictions
on the use of computers with wireless features on the airplane, you must abide by those restrictions. If
necessary, disable wireless features before boarding.
• Be careful about the seat in front of you on airplanes. Angle your computer display so that it does not get
caught when the person in front of you leans back.
• When taking off, remember to turn off your computer or put it into hibernation mode.
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Travel accessories
The following is a checklist of items to consider packing when you are going to travel:
• ThinkPad ac power adapter
• ThinkPad AC/DC Combo Adapter
• External mouse, if you are accustomed to using one
• Ethernet cable
• Extra battery, charged
• A quality carrying case that provides adequate cushion and protection
• External storage device
If you are traveling to another country, you might want to consider an ac power adapter for the country to
which you are travelling.
To purchase travel accessories, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessories.
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Chapter 4. Security
This chapter provides information about how to protect your computer from theft and unauthorized use.
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“Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 51
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“Using passwords” on page 51
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“Hard disk security” on page 56
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“Setting the security chip” on page 57
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“Using the fingerprint reader” on page 58
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“Notice on deleting data from your hard disk drive or solid state drive” on page 61
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“Using and understanding firewalls” on page 62
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“Protecting data against viruses” on page 62
Attaching a mechanical lock
You can attach a mechanical lock to your computer, to help prevent it from being removed without your
permission.
Attach a mechanical lock to the keyhole of the computer; then secure the chain on the lock to a stationary
object. Refer to the instructions shipped with the mechanical lock.
Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking device and security
feature. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance
of the locking device and security feature.
Using passwords
By using passwords, you can help prevent your computer from being used by others. Once you set a
password, a prompt is displayed on the screen each time you turn on the computer. Enter your password at
the prompt. You cannot use the computer unless you type the correct password.
Passwords and sleep mode
If you have set a Windows password and you put your computer into sleep mode by pressing Fn+F4, you
will be prompted to enter the password when resuming operation.
If any hard disk drive or solid state drive also has a password, it is unlocked automatically when you resume
operation.
Typing passwords
If this icon is displayed, type a power-on password or a supervisor password.
If this icon is displayed, type a user hard disk password. If you want to type a master hard disk
password, do the following:
1. Press F1. The icon changes to this:
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2. Type the master hard disk password.
Note: To return to the icon
, press F1 again.
If this icon is displayed, type a supervisor password.
Note: Press the Backspace key if you enter a wrong password while you are typing your password.
Power-on password
You can set a power-on password to help protect your computer against access by unauthorized users.
If you set a power-on password, the password prompt is displayed on the screen whenever you turn on the
computer. You must enter the correct password to start using the computer.
Setting a power-on password
1. Print these instructions.
2. Save all open files, and exit all applications.
3. Turn your computer off and then turn it on again.
4. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens.
5. Select Security, using the cursor directional keys to move down the menu.
6. Select Password.
7. Select Power-on Password.
8. In the Enter New Password field, type a desired password, and press Enter.
9. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password and press Enter.
Note: You might want to note down your power-on password in a safe place. Otherwise, if you
forget it, you have to take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have
the password canceled.
10. In the Setup Notice window that is displayed, press Enter to continue.
11. Press F10. The Setup Confirmation window opens. Select Yes to save configuration changes and exit.
Changing or removing the power-on password
To change the power-on password, follow steps 1 through 7 as introduced above. Enter your current
password. When the Enter New Password field is displayed, type a new password in the field and then
retype it to verify. To remove the password, follow steps 1 through 7. Type your current password. When the
Enter New Password field is displayed, leave it blank and press Enter twice.
Hard disk passwords
Two types of hard disk passwords help protect the information stored on the hard disk drive or solid state
drive:
• User hard disk password
• Master hard disk password, which requires a user hard disk password
If a user hard disk password has been set, but no master hard disk password has been, the user must enter
the user hard disk password in order to gain access to files and applications on the hard disk drive.
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The master password can be set and used only by a system administrator. Like a master key, it enables the
administrator to get access to any hard disk drive in a system. The administrator sets the master password;
no one else knows it. Then the administrator sets a user password for each computer in the network, and
tells each user the password for his or her computer. The user can then change the user password as
desired, but the administrator still can get access by using the master password.
Note: When a master hard disk password is set, only the administrator can remove the user hard disk
password.
Setting a hard disk password
1. Print these instructions.
2. Save all open files, and exit all applications.
3. Turn off your computer and then turn on again.
4. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens.
5. Select Security, using the cursor directional keys to move down the menu.
6. Select Password.
7. Select Hard Disk 1 Password.
8. A password window opens. You are prompted to select User or User+Master. Select User if you want
to set only one hard disk password. If you are an administrator or supervisor, select User+Master to set
two passwords. (The user can change the user password later.)
• If you select User only, do the following:
a. When a window for typing the new password opens, type your new password in the Enter New
Password field. Press Enter.
Notes:
– You can set the minimum length of a hard disk password through Set Minimum Length on
the Security menu.
– If you set a hard disk password of over seven characters, the hard disk drive can be used only
with a computer that can recognize a hard disk password of over seven characters. If you then
install the hard disk drive in a computer that cannot recognize a hard disk password that
contains more than seven characters, you cannot get access to the drive.
b. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password you just entered to verify it. Press Enter.
• If you select User+Master, do the following:
a. When a window for typing the new user hard disk password opens, type your new password in
the Enter New Password field. Press Enter.
b. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password you just entered to verify it. Press Enter.
c. A message window opens and prompts you to set the master hard disk password. Press Enter to
continue.
d. A window for typing the new master hard disk password opens. Type your new password in
the Enter New Password field. Press Enter.
e. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password you just entered to verify it. Press Enter.
Attention: You might want to note down your passwords and keep them in a safe place. Otherwise, if
you forget the user password, or both user and master passwords, Lenovo cannot reset your passwords
or recover data from the hard disk drive. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a
marketing representative to have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee
will be charged for parts and service.
9. In the Setup Notice window that is displayed, press Enter to continue.
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10. Press F10. The Setup Confirmation window opens. Select Yes to save configuration changes and exit.
The next time you turn on your computer, you will have to type the user or master hard disk password in
order to start your computer and get access to your operating system.
Changing or removing a hard disk password
To change or remove the user hard disk password, do the following:
1. Follow steps 1 through 7 in “Setting a hard disk password” on page 53.
Note: You need to type your password to get access to the ThinkPad Setup program.
2. Select User HDP and then do either of the following:
• To change the user hard disk password, type the current password in the Enter Current Password
field. Then type the new password in the Enter New Password field, and retype the password
you just entered to verify it in the Confirm New Password field. Press Enter, and a Setup Notice
window is displayed. Press F10 to exit from the Setup Notice window. The user hard disk password
will be changed.
• To remove the user hard disk password, type the current password in the Enter Current Password
field. Then leave the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields blank, and press
Enter. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press F10 to exit from the Setup Notice window. The
user hard disk password will be removed.
To change or remove the master hard disk passwords, do the following:
1. Follow steps 1 through 7 in “Setting a hard disk password” on page 53.
Note: You need to type your password to get access to the ThinkPad Setup program.
2. Select Master HDP and then do either of the following:
• To change the master hard disk password, type the current master hard disk password in the Enter
Current Password field. Then type the new master hard disk password in the Enter New Password
field, and retype the password you just entered to verify it in the Confirm New Password field. Press
Enter, and a Setup Notice window is displayed. Press F10 to exit from the Setup Notice window. The
master hard disk password is changed.
• To remove the master hard disk password, type the current master hard disk password in the Enter
Current Password field. Then leave the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields
blank, and press Enter. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press F10 to exit from the Setup Notice
window. Both the user and master hard disk passwords will be removed.
Supervisor password
The supervisor password protects the system information stored in ThinkPad Setup. No one can change the
computer configuration without the supervisor password. It provides the following security features:
• If a supervisor password is set, a password prompt is displayed when you try to start the ThinkPad Setup
program. Unauthorized users cannot get access to configuration data.
• The system administrator can use the supervisor password to get access to a computer even if the user of
that computer has set a power-on password. The supervisor password overrides the power-on password.
• If both a supervisor password and a power-on password are set, you can do the following only if you
have the supervisor password:
– Deleting the power-on password
– Changing or deleting the supervisor password
– Enabling or disabling the Wake on LAN feature
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– Enabling or disabling the Internal Network Option ROM feature
– Changing date and time
– Enabling or disabling the Lock UEFI BIOS Settings feature
– Enabling or disabling the Password at unattended boot feature
– Specifying the minimum length for power-on passwords and hard disk passwords
– Changing the setting for the security chip
– Enabling or disabling the Boot Device List F12 Option feature
– Enabling or disabling the Boot Order Lock feature
– Enabling or disabling the Flash BIOS Updating by End-Users feature
– Enabling or disabling the internal network device
– Enabling or disabling the internal wireless device
– Enabling or disabling the internal Bluetooth device
– Enabling or disabling the internal wireless WAN device
– Enabling or disabling the Security mode
– Enabling or disabling the fingerprint reader priority
– Erasing the fingerprint data
Notes:
• The system administrator can set the same supervisor password on many ThinkPad notebook computers
to make administration easier.
• By enabling the Lock UEFI BIOS Settings feature on the Password menu and setting the supervisor
password, you make it impossible for anyone but you to make configuration changes.
Setting, changing, or removing a supervisor password
Only a system administrator can set, change, or remove a supervisor password.
To set, change, or remove a supervisor password, do the following:
1. Print these instructions.
2. Save all open files, and exit all applications.
3. Turn your computer off and then turn it on again.
4. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens.
5. Select Security, using the cursor directional keys to move down the menu.
6. Select Password.
7. Select Supervisor Password.
8. A window opens, prompting you to enter a new password. Depending on your needs, do one of the
following:
• To set a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter New Password field, type a desired password and press Enter.
b. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password and press Enter.
• To change a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor password and press Enter.
b. In the Enter New Password field, type the new supervisor password; then retype the password
you just entered to verify it in the Confirm New Password field.
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• To remove a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor password and press Enter.
b. Leave the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields blank. Press Enter.
Attention: You might want to note down your password and keep it in a safe place. If you forget
your supervisor password, 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.
9. In the Setup Notice window that is displayed, press Enter to continue.
10. Press F10. The Setup Confirmation window opens. Select Yes to save configuration changes and exit.
The next time you open the ThinkPad Setup program, you will be prompted to type your password to proceed.
Hard disk security
To protect passwords from unauthorized security attacks, several of the latest technologies and algorithms
are integrated into UEFI BIOS and hardware design of ThinkPad notebook computers.
To maximize security, do the following:
1. Set a power-on password as well as a hard disk password for your internal solid state drive or hard disk
drive. Refer to the procedures in “Using passwords” on page 51. For security, a longer password is
recommended.
2. To provide reliable security for UEFI BIOS, use the security chip and a security application with a Trusted
Platform Module management feature. Refer to “Setting the security chip” on page 57.
Note: The Microsoft Windows 7 operating system supports the TPM management feature.
3. If a Disk Encryption hard disk drive and Encryption solid state drive is installed in your computer,
be sure to protect the contents of your computer memory from unauthorized access by use of drive
encryption software, such as Microsoft Windows BitLocker® Drive Encryption, which is supported in the
Ultimate and Enterprise editions of the Windows 7 operating system. See “Using Windows BitLocker
Drive Encryption” on page 56.
4. Before you dispose of, sell, or hand over your computer, be sure to delete data stored on it. See “Notice
on deleting data from your hard disk drive or solid state drive” on page 61.
Notes: The following drives can be protected by UEFI BIOS:
• The hard disk drive built into your computer.
• The hard disk drive installed in a Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay.
Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption
To help protect your computer against unauthorized access, be sure to use drive encryption software, such
as Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is an integral security feature of Windows 7. It is supported in the
Ultimate and Enterprise editions of the Windows 7 operating system. It can help you protect the operating
system and data stored on your computer, even if your computer is lost or stolen. BitLocker works by
encrypting all user and system files, including the swap and hibernation files.
BitLocker uses a Trusted Platform Module to provide enhanced protection for your data and to ensure early
boot component integrity. A compatible TPM is defined as a V1.2 TPM.
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To check the BitLocker status (Windows 7 only), click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ System and Security ➙
BitLocker Drive Encryption.
For details about Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, see the Windows 7 help information system, or
search for “Microsoft Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide” on the Microsoft Web site.
Disk Encryption hard disk drive and Encryption solid state drive
Some models contain the Disk Encryption hard disk drive or Encryption solid state drive. This feature
helps to protect your computer against security attacks on media, NAND flash or device controllers by use
of a hardware encryption chip. For the efficient use of the encryption feature, be sure to set a hard disk
password for the internal storage device.
Setting the security chip
Strict security requirements are imposed on network client computers that transfer confidential information
electronically. Depending on the options you ordered, your computer might have an embedded security chip,
a cryptographic microprocessor. With the security chip and Client Security Solution, you can do the following:
• Protect your data and system
• Strengthen access controls
• Secure communications
Setting the security chip
The choices offered on the Security Chip submenu under the Security menu of ThinkPad Setup are as
follows:
• Security Chip: activate, inactivate, or disable the security chip.
• Security Reporting Options: enable or disable each security reporting option.
• Clear Security Chip: clear the encryption key.
Notes:
• Be sure that the supervisor password has been set in ThinkPad Setup. Otherwise anyone can change the
settings for the security chip.
• If you are using Client Security Solution, handle the security chip by doing the following:
– Do not clear the security chip. If you do, the functions assigned to the keys will be erased.
– Do not disable the security chip. If you do, Client Security Solution will not work.
• If the security chip is removed or replaced, or a new one has been added, the computer will not start. You
will hear four cycles of four beeps each.
• If the security chip is inactive or disabled, the Clear Security Chip option will not be displayed.
• When you clear the security chip, be sure to turn your computer off and then turn it on again after you set
the security chip to Active. Otherwise, the Clear Security Chip option is not displayed.
To set an item on the Security Chip submenu, do the following:
1. Print these instructions.
2. Save all open files, and exit all applications.
3. Turn your computer off and then turn it on again.
4. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens.
5. Using the cursor keys, move to Security. The Security menu opens.
6. Using the cursor keys, move to Security Chip, and press Enter. The Security Chip submenu opens.
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7. Using the cursor keys, move to an item you want to set. When the item is highlighted, press Enter.
8. Set other items that you want to set.
9. Press F10 to save changes and exit.
10. Press Enter in the Setup Confirmation window to confirm the exit.
To set the security chip, you have to start Client Security Solution, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: Client Security Solution is not preinstalled on Windows 7 models. To configure the security chip, you
need to download the latest version of Client Security Solution from the Lenovo Web site. To download
Client Security Solution, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. Then follow the instructions on the screen.
Using the fingerprint reader
Depending on the options you ordered, your computer might have an integrated fingerprint reader. By
enrolling your fingerprint and associating it with a power-on password, a hard disk password, or both
passwords beforehand, you can start the computer, log on to the system, and enter the ThinkPad Setup by
swiping your finger over the reader, without typing a password. Thus fingerprint authentication can replace
passwords and enable simple and secure user access.
For more advanced security, Client Security Solution can be installed. The software is compatible with a
variety of user authentication mechanisms, such as those involving fingerprint authentication. This fingerprint
reader can work with the software.
Note: Client Security Solution is not preinstalled on Windows 7 models. You can download it from the
Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support.
Enrolling your fingerprint
1. Turn on your computer.
2. To start Lenovo Fingerprint software, refer to “Accessing ThinkVantage applications on the Windows 7
operating system” on page 15.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to enroll your fingerprint. For details, refer to the help information
system of the program.
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LED behavior of the fingerprint reader
Table 4. LED behavior list_fingerprint reader
LED behavior
Description
Steady green
The fingerprint reader is ready to swipe.
Blinking green once
The fingerprint is being authenticated or has been authenticated.
Blinking green
The fingerprint reader is ready to swipe in power-on authentication state.
Blinking amber
The fingerprint could not be authenticated.
Steady amber for 15 seconds
The power-on authentication feature is disabled after three bad fingerprint swipes.
Swiping your finger over the reader
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To swipe your finger over the reader, place the ball of your finger, that is, the central part of the fingerprint, on
the small circle above the reader. Make sure that the entire top joint of the finger is on the reader. Then Apply
light pressure and swipe your finger across the reader in one smooth motion.
Logging on to the system
After you enroll your fingerprint, log on to the system by doing the following:
1. Set a power-on password or a hard disk password, or both.
2. Turn your computer off and then on again.
3. When prompted, swipe your finger over the reader.
4. On request, type your power-on password, your hard disk password, or both. The enrolled fingerprint is
now associated with your power-on password, your hard disk password, or both.
The next time you start the computer, you can log on to the system by swiping your finger over the
reader once.
Attention: If you always use your fingerprint to log on to the system, you might forget your password. Write
down your password, and keep it in a safe place. If you forget it and for some reason you cannot swipe
your finger across the reader, for example, if you injure that finger, you cannot start the computer or change
the password.If you forget your power-on password, you must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized
servicer or a marketing representative to have the password canceled.
If you forget your hard disk password, Lenovo cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard
disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the
hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
Setting the fingerprint reader
If you want to change the settings of the fingerprint reader, follow the procedure below.
The fingerprint submenu under the Security menu of the ThinkPad Setup offers the following choices:
• Predesktop Authentication: Enable or disable fingerprint authentication before the operating system
is loaded.
• Reader Priority: Define the priority for fingerprint readers if an external fingerprint reader is attached.
• Security Mode: Specify the settings of the security mode.
• Password Authentication: Enable or disable password authentication.
Note: This item appears if High security mode is selected.
• Reset Fingerprint Data: By choosing this item, you can erase all of the fingerprint data stored in either
the internal or external fingerprint reader.
To set an item in the fingerprint submenu:
1. Print these instructions. To configure the fingerprint reader, you must turn your computer off and
then on again.
2. Save all open files, and exit all applications.
3. Turn your computer off and then on again.
4. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens.
5. Using the cursor keys, move to Security, and press Enter. The Security menu opens.
6. Using the cursor keys, move to Fingerprint, and press Enter. The Fingerprint submenu opens.
7. Using the cursor keys, move to an item you want to set. When that item is highlighted, press Enter.
8. Set the items you want to set.
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9. Press F10 to exit.
10. In the Setup Confirmation window, select Yes.
Care for the fingerprint reader
The following actions could damage the fingerprint reader or cause it not to work properly:
• Scratching the surface of the reader with a hard, pointed object.
• Scraping the surface of the reader with your fingernail or anything hard.
• Using or touching the reader with a dirty finger.
If you notice any of the following conditions, gently clean the surface of the reader with a dry, soft, lint-free
cloth:
• The surface of the reader is dirty or stained.
• The surface of the reader is wet.
• The reader often fails to enroll or authenticate your fingerprint.
If your finger has any of the following conditions, you might not be able to register or authenticate it:
• Your finger is wrinkled.
• Your finger is rough, dry, or injured.
• Your finger is very dry.
• Your finger is stained with dirt, mud, or oil.
• The surface of your finger is very different from when you enrolled your fingerprint.
• Your finger is wet.
• A finger is used that has not been enrolled.
To improve the situation, try the following:
• Clean or wipe your hands to remove any excess dirt or moisture from the fingers.
• Enroll and use a different finger for authentication.
• If your hands are too dry, apply lotion to them.
Notice on deleting data from your hard disk drive or solid state drive
As computers spread into every corner of life, they process more and more information. The data on your
computer, some of which is sensitive, is stored on a hard disk drive. Before you dispose of, sell, or hand over
your computer, be sure to delete data stored on it.
Handing your computer over to someone else without deleting the loaded software, such as operating
systems and application software, might even violate license agreements. You are advised to check the
terms and conditions of those license agreements.
There are methods that seem to delete the data:
• Move the data to the recycle bin, and then click Empty recycle bin.
• Use the Delete option.
• Format your hard disk drive, using the software for initializing it.
• Using the recovery program provided by Lenovo to set the hard disk drive back to the factory default
settings.
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These operations, however, only change the file allocation of the data, they do not delete the data itself. In
other words, the data retrieval processing is disabled under an operating system such as Windows. The
data is still there, even though it seems to be lost. Thus, it is sometimes possible to read the data by use of
special software for data recovery. There is a risk that people of bad faith might read and misuse the critical
data on hard disk drives for unexpected purposes.
To prevent leakage of data, it becomes very important that you take responsibility for deleting all the data
from the hard disk drive when you dispose of, sell, or hand over your computer. You can destroy the data
physically by smashing the hard disk drive with a hammer, or magnetically by means of strong magnetic
power, thus making the data unreadable. 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
either application, go tohttp://www.lenovo.com/support.
Note: Running the application will take a couple of hours.
If an Encryption solid state drive or a Disk Encryption hard disk drive is supported and installed in your
computer, you can logically dispose of all the data on the drive in a very short time by erasing the
cryptographic key. The data encrypted with the old key is not physically erased but remains on the drive;
however, it cannot be decrypted without the old key. This feature is enabled by ThinkPad Setup Menu
Extension Utility and is available as a menu item in ThinkPad Setup.
Using and understanding firewalls
If your system is preintalled with a firewall program, it protects against computer Internet security threats,
unauthorized access, intrusions, and Internet attacks. It also protects your privacy.
For more information about how to use the firewall program, refer to the help information system that
comes with the program.
Protecting data against viruses
Your computer is preinstalled with an antivirus program so you can detect and eliminate viruses. The
antivirus program is designed to help you detect and eliminate 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.
For more information about how to use your antivirus software, refer to the help information system of
your antivirus software.
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Chapter 5. Recovery overview
This chapter provides information about the recovery solutions provided by Lenovo.
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“Creating and using a recovery media” on page 63
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“Performing backup and recovery operations” on page 64
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“Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace” on page 65
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“Creating and using a rescue medium” on page 66
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“Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers” on page 67
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“Solving recovery problems” on page 68
Notes:
• There are a variety of methods to choose from when considering how to recover in the event of a softwareor hardware-related problem. Some methods vary depending on the type of your operating system.
• The product on the recovery media might be used only for the following purposes:
– Restore the product preinstalled on your computer
– Reinstall the product
– Modify the product using the Additional Files
Notes: To prevent potential performance risks or unexpected behavior that might be caused by the new
hard disk drive technology, it is recommended that you use one of the following back-up software programs:
• ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery version 4.3 or later
• Symantec Norton Ghost version 15 or later
Notes: To use this program, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Run. The Run window opens.
2. Type cmd in the field. Then click OK.
3. Type ghost -align=1mb and press Enter.
•
Acronis True Image 2010 or later
•
Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suit or later, Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home or later
Creating and using a recovery media
You can use recovery media to restore the hard disk drive to the factory default settings. Recovery media
are useful if you transfer the computer to another area, sell the computer, recycle the computer, or put the
computer in an operational state after all other methods of recovery have failed. As a precautionary measure,
it is important to create recovery media as early as possible.
Note: The recovery operations you can perform using recovery media vary depending on the operating
system from which the recovery media were created. The recovery media might contain a boot medium
and a data medium. Your Microsoft Windows license permits you to create only one data medium, so it is
important that you store the recovery media in a safe place after you have made them.
Creating recovery media
Note: On the Windows 7 operating system, you can create recovery media using discs or external USB
storage devices.
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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
On the Windows 7 operating system operating system, you can use recovery media to restore the computer
to the factory default settings only.
Attention: When you use recovery media to restore the computer to the factory default settings, all the files
currently on the hard disk drive will be deleted and replaced by the factory default settings.
To use recovery media on the Windows 7 operating system operating system, do the following:
1. Depending on the type of your recovery media, connect the boot medium (memory key or other USB
storage device) to the computer, or insert the boot disc into the optical drive.
2. Turn off the computer and then turn it on.
3. When ThinkPad logo is displayed, repeatedly press and release the F12 key. When the Boot Menu
window opens, release the F12 key.
4. Select the desired startup device and press Enter. The restore process begins.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the operation.
Notes:
1. After restoring your computer to the factory default settings, you might have to reinstall device drivers
for some devices. See “Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers” on page 67.
2. Some computers come with Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works preinstalled. If you need to recover
or reinstall your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works applications, you must use the Microsoft Office
CD or Microsoft Works CD. These discs are provided only with computers preinstalled with Microsoft
Office or Microsoft Works.
Performing backup and recovery operations
Use the Rescue and Recovery program to back up all your hard disk drive contents including the operating
system, data files, software programs, and personal settings. You can designate where the Rescue and
Recovery program stores the backup:
• In a protected area of your hard disk drive
• On the secondary hard disk drive if a secondary hard disk drive is installed in your computer
• On an attached external USB hard disk drive
• On a network drive
• On recordable discs (a recordable optical drive is required for this option)
After you have backed up the contents on the hard disk drive, you can restore the complete contents of the
hard disk drive, restore only the selected files, or restore only the Windows operating system and applications.
Performing a backup operation
To perform a backup 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.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow.
3. Click Back up your hard drive and select backup operation options. Then, follow the instructions on
the screen to complete the backup operation.
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Performing a recovery operation
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.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow.
3. Click the Restore your system from a backup icon.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the recovery operation.
For more information about performing a recovery operation from the Rescue and Recovery workspace, see
“Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace” on page 65.
Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace
The Rescue and Recovery workspace resides in a protected, hidden area of your hard disk drive that
operates independently from the Windows operating system. It enables you to perform recovery operations
even if you cannot start the Windows operating system. You can perform the following recovery operations
from the Rescue and Recovery workspace:
• Rescue files from your hard disk drive or from a backup
The Rescue and Recovery workspace enables you to locate files on your hard disk drive and transfer
them to a network drive or other recordable media, such as a USB device or a disc. This solution is
available even if you did not back up your files or if changes were made to the files since your last backup
operation. You also can rescue individual files from a Rescue and Recovery backup located on your local
hard disk drive, a USB device, or a network drive.
• Restore your hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup
If you have backed up your hard disk drive using the Rescue and Recovery program, you can restore the
hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup, even if you cannot start the Windows operating
system.
• Restore your hard disk drive to the factory default settings
The Rescue and Recovery workspace enables you to restore the complete contents of your hard disk drive
to the factory default settings. If you have multiple partitions on your hard disk drive, you have the option
to restore the factory default settings to the C: partition and leave the other partitions intact. Because the
Rescue and Recovery workspace operates independently from the Windows operating system, you can
restore the factory default settings even if you cannot start the Windows operating system.
Attention: If you restore the hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or restore the hard disk
drive to the factory default settings, all files on the primary hard disk drive partition (usually drive C:) will be
deleted in the recovery process. If possible, make copies of important files. If you are unable to start the
Windows operating system, you can use the rescue files feature of the Rescue and Recovery workspace to
copy files from your hard disk drive to other media.
To start the Rescue and Recovery workspace, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer and then turn it on.
2. When the ThinkPad logo is displayed, press the black button or repeatedly press and release the F11 key.
3. If you have set a Rescue and Recovery password, type your password when prompted. The Rescue
and Recovery workspace opens after a short delay.
Note: If the Rescue and Recovery workspace fails to open, see “Solving recovery problems” on page 68.
4. Do one of the following:
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• To rescue files from your hard disk drive or from a backup, click Rescue files and follow the
instructions on the screen.
• To restore your hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or to restore your hard disk drive
to the factory default settings, click Restore your system and follow the instructions on the screen.
For more information about the features of the Rescue and Recovery workspace, click Help.
Notes:
1. After restoring your hard disk drive to the factory default settings, you might have to reinstall device
drivers for some devices. See “Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers” on page 67.
2. Some computers come with Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works preinstalled. If you need to recover
or reinstall your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works applications, you must use the Microsoft Office
CD or Microsoft Works CD. These discs are provided only with computers preinstalled with Microsoft
Office or Microsoft Works.
Creating and using a rescue medium
With a rescue medium, such as a disc or a USB hard disk drive, you can recover the computer from failures
that prevent you from gaining access to the Rescue and Recovery workspace on your hard disk drive.
Notes:
1. The recovery operations you can perform using a rescue medium vary depending on the operating
system.
2. The rescue disc can be started in all types of optical drives.
Creating a rescue medium
To create a rescue medium 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.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow.
3. Click the Create Rescue Media icon. The Create Rescue and Recovery Media window opens.
4. In the Rescue Media area, select the type of the rescue medium you want to create. You can create a
rescue medium using a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or a secondary internal hard disk drive.
5. Click OK and follow the instructions on the screen to create a rescue medium.
Using a rescue medium
This section provides instructions on how to use the rescue medium you have created.
• If you have created a rescue medium using a disc, use the following instructions to use the rescue medium:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Boot Menu
window is displayed, release the F12 key.
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. Attach the USB hard disk drive to one of the USB connectors on your computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Boot Menu
window opens, release the F12 key.
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3. In the Boot Menu window, select the USB hard disk drive as the first boot device and press Enter.
The rescue medium starts.
• If you have created a rescue medium using the secondary internal hard disk drive, set the secondary
internal hard disk drive as the first boot device in the startup device sequence to start the rescue medium.
Note: If you want to install a secondary hard disk drive, see “Using the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced feature”
on page 93.
When the rescue medium starts, the Rescue and Recovery workspace opens. The help information for
each feature is available from the Rescue and Recovery workspace. Follow the instructions to complete
the recovery process.
Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers
Your computer has provisions that enable you to reinstall selected factory-installed applications and device
drivers.
Reinstalling preinstalled applications
To reinstall selected application programs, do the following:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Go to the C:\SWTOOLS directory.
3. Open the APPS folder. In it are several subfolders named for the various preinstalled applications.
4. Open the subfolder for the application you are reinstalling.
5. Double-click Setup, and then follow the on-screen steps to reinstall the program.
Reinstalling preinstalled device drivers
Attention: When you reinstall device drivers, you are changing the current configuration of your computer.
Reinstall device drivers only when it is necessary to correct a problem with your computer.
To reinstall a device driver for a factory-installed device, do the following:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Go to the C:\SWTOOLS directory.
3. Open the DRIVERS folder. Within the DRIVERS folder are several subfolders named for the various
devices installed in your computer (for example, AUDIO and VIDEO).
4. Open the subfolder for the device.
5. Reinstall the device driver by one of the following methods:
• In the subfolder for the device, look for a text file (a file with the extension .txt). The text file contains
information on how to reinstall that device driver.
• If the subfolder for the device contains a file of setup information (a file with the extension .inf), you
can use the Add New Hardware program (in the Windows Control Panel) to reinstall the device driver.
Not all device drivers can be reinstalled by use of this program. In the Add New Hardware program,
when prompted for the device driver you want to install, click Have Disk and Browse. Then select
the device driver file from the device subfolder.
• In the subfolder for the device, look for the executable file (a file with the extension .exe). Double-click
the file, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Attention: If you need updated device drivers, 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 130.
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Solving recovery problems
If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment, do one
of the following:
• Use a rescue medium to start the Rescue and Recovery workspace. See “Creating and using a rescue
medium” on page 66.
• Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the hard disk
drive to the factory default settings. See “Creating and using a recovery media” on page 63.
Note: If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment from
a rescue medium or recovery media, you might not have the rescue device (an internal hard disk drive, a
disc, a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices) set as the first boot device in the startup device
sequence. You must first make sure that your rescue device is set as the first boot device in the startup
device sequence in the ThinkPad Setup program. For details on how to temporarily or permanently change
the startup device sequence, see “Startup menu” on page 124.
It is important to create a rescue medium and a set of recovery media as early as possible and store them
in a safe place for future use.
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Chapter 6. Replacing devices
This chapter provides instructions on how to install or replace some hardware for your computer.
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“Static electricity prevention” on page 69
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“Replacing the Ultrabay device” on page 69
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“Replacing the battery” on page 70
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“Replacing the SIM card” on page 72
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“Replacing the hard disk drive or solid state drive” on page 73
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“Replacing the keyboard” on page 76
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“Replacing and installing a memory module” on page 80
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“Replacing the wireless LAN card” on page 84
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“Installing and replacing the wireless WAN card” on page 87
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“Replacing the backup battery” on page 90
Static electricity prevention
Static electricity, although harmless to you, can seriously damage computer components and options.
Improper handling of static-sensitive parts can cause damage to the part. When you unpack an option or
a customer replaceable unit (CRU), do not open the static-protective package containing the part until
the instructions direct you to install it.
When you handle options or CRUs, or perform any work inside the computer, take the following precautions
to avoid static-electricity damage:
• Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you.
• Always handle components carefully. Handle adapters, memory modules, and other circuit boards by the
edges. Never touch exposed circuitry.
• Prevent others from touching components.
• When you install a static-sensitive option or CRU, touch the static-protective package containing the
part to a metal expansion-slot cover or other unpainted metal surface on the computer for at least two
seconds. This reduces static electricity from the package and your body.
• When possible, remove the static-sensitive part from the static-protective packaging and install the part
without setting it down. When this is not possible, place the static-protective packaging on a smooth,
level surface and place the part on it.
• Do not place the part on the computer cover or other metal surface.
Replacing the Ultrabay device
Before you start, print these instructions.
To replace the Ultrabay device, do the following.
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
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2. Unlock the bay lock latch and hold it in the unlocked position. Then, slide the bay eject latch in the
direction shown by the arrow, then pull out the Ultrabay device.
3. Insert the new device firmly into the bay.
Replacing the battery
Before you start, print these instructions.
This system supports only batteries specially designed for this specific system and manufactured by Lenovo
or an authorized builder. The system does not support unauthorized batteries or batteries designed for other
systems. If an unauthorized battery or a battery designed for another system is installed, the system will
not charge.
Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and
provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use.
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DANGER
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.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can
cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery
pack or coin cell.
To replace the battery, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer. Then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Unlock the battery latch by sliding it to the unlocked position. Hold the latch in the unlocked position,
then remove the battery.
4. Slide the new battery into the computer.
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5. Slide the battery latch to the locked position.
6. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the SIM card
Before you start, print these instructions.
Your computer might require a SIM card to establish wireless WAN connections. Depending on the country
of delivery, you might need to purchase a SIM card or a SIM card might already be installed in your computer
or is part of the shipping contents that come with your computer.
If you find a SIM card included in the shipping contents, a dummy card is installed in the SIM card slot. Then
proceed with the following instructions.
Note: The SIM card is identified by the IC chip mounted on one side of the card.
To replace the SIM card, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Close the computer display, and turn it over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
4. Locate the SIM card slot inside the battery compartment. Gently push the card to remove it from the
computer.
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5. Hold the new card with the metal contact facing upward, and insert the card firmly into the slot until
you hear a click.
6. Reinstall the battery back in place. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
7. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the hard disk drive or solid state drive
Before you start, print these instructions.
When replacing the drive, be sure to follow the precautions.
Attention: The hard disk drive or solid state drive is very sensitive. Incorrect handling can cause damage
and permanent loss of data. Observe the following guidelines:
• Replace the hard disk drive or solid state drive only if you upgrade it or have it repaired. The connectors
and slot of the hard disk drive or solid state drive are not designed for frequent changes, or drive swapping.
• Do not drop the drive or subject it to physical shocks. Put the drive on a material, such as soft cloth, that
absorbs any physical shocks.
• Do not apply pressure to the cover of the drive.
• Do not touch the connector.
• Before removing the hard disk drive, make a backup copy of all the information on it, and then turn
the computer off.
• Never remove the drive while the computer is operating, in sleep mode, or in hibernation mode.
To replace the hard disk drive or solid state drive, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
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4. Loosen the screw that secures the cover of the slot, and then remove the cover.
5. Remove the hard disk drive or solid state drive by pulling out the tab.
6. Detach the side rubber rails from the hard disk drive or the side spacer rails from the solid state drive.
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7. Attach the side rubber rails to the new hard disk drive or the side spacer rails to the new solid state drive.
8. Insert the hard disk drive or solid state drive into the slot.
9. Slide the hard disk drive or solid state drive firmly into place.
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10. Reinstall the cover of the slot, and tighten the screw.
11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the keyboard
Before you start, print these instructions.
DANGER
Electric current from power 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. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
4. Loosen the screws on the memory slot cover, then remove the cover.
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5. Remove the screws that secure the keyboard.
6. Turn the computer over and open the display.
7. Push hard in the direction shown by the arrows 1 to unlatch the front side of the keyboard. The
keyboard will be detached slightly.
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8. Carefully lift the keyboard until you can see how it is connected. Hold the keyboard above the computer,
and then detach the connector. Remove the keyboard.
Installing the keyboard
To install the keyboard, do the following:
1. Attach the connector.
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2. Insert the new keyboard. Make sure that the rear edges of the keyboard are under the frame.
3. Push down the keyboard firmly and then slide the keyboard in the direction shown by the arrows.
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4. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. Reinstall the screws.
5. Reinstall the memory slot cover back in place.
6. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
7. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing and installing a memory module
Increasing memory capacity is an effective way to make programs run faster. You can increase the amount
of memory in your computer by installing a double data rate three (DDR3) synchronous dynamic random
access memory (SDRAM) unbuffered small outline dual inline memory module (SO-DIMM), available as an
option, in the memory slot of the computer.
When installing or replacing a memory module, be sure to follow the precautions.
Note: The operating speed of the memory module has dependency on the system configuration. In some
conditions, the memory in your computer might not be able to operate at the maximum speed.
Attention: Before you start installing a memory module, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This
action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the memory module.
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• Use either a PC3-10600 or a PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM memory module in your computer. If you install
a memory module that is not supported by your computer, the computer might beep, and the system
might not start or might not work properly. You can purchase the appropriate memory option from
your Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative.
• ThinkPad T530 and T530i have two memory slots, one under the keyboard and the other under the
memory slot cover at the bottom side of the computer.
• ThinkPad W530 has four memory slots, two under the keyboard and the other two under the memory
slot cover at the bottom side of the computer.
• If your computer is a dual-core processor model, two dummy cards are preinstalled in the slots under the
keyboard. Do not replace the dummy cards with memory modules. You can add memory modules to
the slots at the bottom side.
To replace or install the a memory module under the keyboard, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Close the computer display, and turn it over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
4. Remove the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
5. If a memory module already is installed in the memory slot, press out on the latches on both edges of
the socket at the same time. Then remove it and save it for future use.
6. Find the notch on the contact edge side of the new memory module you are installing.
Attention: To avoid damaging the memory module, do not touch its contact edge.
7. Make sure that the notch on the memory module aligns correctly with the key in the memory slot, then
insert the memory module into the socket at an angle of about 20 degrees. Press it in firmly.
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8. Pivot the memory module downward until it snaps into place.
9. Make sure that the memory module is firmly fixed in the slot and cannot be moved easily.
10. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
To replace the memory module under the memory slot cover, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Close the computer display, and turn it over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
4. Loosen the two screws on the memory slot cover, and then remove the cover.
5. If a memory module already is installed in the memory slot, press out on the latches on both edges of
the socket at the same time. Then remove the memory module and save it for future use.
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6. Find the notch on the contact edge side of the new memory module you are installing.
Attention: To avoid damaging the memory module, do not touch its contact edge.
7. Make sure that the notch on the memory module aligns correctly with the key in the memory slot, then
insert the memory module into the socket at an angle of about 20 degrees. Press it in firmly.
8. Pivot the memory module downward until it snaps into place.
9. Make sure that the memory module is firmly installed in the slot and cannot be moved easily.
10. Reinstall the memory slot cover back in place.
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11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Checking the total amount of memory installed in your computer
To make sure that the memory modules are installed correctly, do the following:
1. Turn the computer on.
2. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1. The ThinkPad Setup program main menu opens. The
Installed memory item shows the total amount of memory installed in your computer.
3. If the Installed memory item shows a different amount of memory from what you installed, check
whether you have correctly followed the instructions in this section.
Replacing the wireless LAN card
Before you start, print these instructions.
DANGER
Electric current from power and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock hazard,
disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot.
Attention: Before you start installing a wireless LAN card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object.
This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the card.
To replace the wireless LAN card, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
4. Remove the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
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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.
Note: Depending on the model, if your computer has the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) feature,
the wireless LAN card has three connectors as shown in the above figure. If your computer does not
have the MIMO feature, the wireless LAN card might have only two connectors.
6. Remove the screw. The card pops up.
7. Remove the card.
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8. Align the contact edge of the new PCI Express Mini Card with the corresponding socket contact of the
computer.
Note: If the new wireless LAN card has two connectors, put the white cable in the cable protection tube.
9. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place by pressing the upper side of the connectors, and secure
the card with the screw.
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10. Connect the cables to the new wireless LAN card. Be sure to attach the gray cable to the connector
marked TR1 or Main on the card, the white cable to the connector marked RO or TR3 (center), and the
black cable to the connector marked TR2 or Aux.
Note: If the new wireless LAN card has two connectors, put the white cable in the cable protection tube.
11. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
13. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Installing and replacing the wireless WAN card
Before you start, print these instructions.
Prerequisites for replacing or installing the wireless WAN card
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.
Attention: Before you start installing a wireless WAN card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object.
This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the card.
To replace or install the wireless WAN card, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
4. Remove the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
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5. If a wireless WAN card is already installed, disconnect the cables.
Note: Depending on the system configuration of your computer, the card might have only one connector.
6. Remove the screw. The card pops up.
7. Remove the card.
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8. Align the contact edge of the new wireless WAN card with the corresponding socket.
9. Pivot the card until you snap it into place. Secure the card with the screw.
Note: Depending on the system configuration of your computer, the card might have only one connector.
10. Connect the cables to the new wireless WAN card.
Note: Depending on the model, the marking for the connectors on your card might look different from
the one shown in the illustration above. Be sure to attach the red cable to the MAIN or M connector,
and the blue cable to the AUX or A connector.
11. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
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13. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the backup battery
Before you start, print these instructions.
DANGER
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.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can
cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery
pack or coin cell.
To replace the backup battery, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
4. Remove the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
5. Detach the connector. Then remove the backup battery.
6. Install the new backup battery and attach the connector .
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7. Reinstall the keyboard. See “Replacing the keyboard” on page 76.
8. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 70.
9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
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Chapter 7. Enhancing your computer
This chapter provides instructions on installing hardware devices to expand your computer capabilities.
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“Finding ThinkPad options” on page 93
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“Using the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced feature” on page 93
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“Using the extended life battery” on page 98
•
“ThinkPad port replicators and docking stations” on page 100
Finding ThinkPad options
If you want to expand the capabilities of your computer, Lenovo has a number of hardware accessories
and upgrades to meet your needs. Options include memory modules, storage devices, network cards, port
replicators or docking stations, batteries, power adapters, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, and more.
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.
To shop at Lenovo, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html.
Using the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced feature
Use the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay for installing devices, such as a MultiBurner drive, a DVD-ROM
drive, and a hard disk drive. Various Serial Ultrabay Enhanced devices are available as options at
http://www.lenovo.com/accessories.
Notes:
• Depending on your computer model, the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay of your computer supports:
– 9.5-mm-thick Serial Ultrabay Slim device
– 12.7-mm-thick Serial Ultrabay Enhanced device
• You can insert either of the above devices into the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay of your computer in one
of the following conditions:
– The computer is turned off. See “Replacing the Ultrabay device” on page 69.
– The computer is working or in sleep mode. See “Performing a hot or a warm swap” on page 93.
Performing a hot or a warm swap
Your computer supports both hot swap and warm swap for the Ultrabay devices.
Performing a hot swap
To do a hot swap is to connect, remove, or reconnect a device while the computer is operating.
Notes:
• Hot-swap is not supported when your computer is docked or when the extended life battery is installed.
• If a hard disk password is set, you cannot hot-swap the drive. First remove the hard disk password, and
then do the hot swap.
To hot-swap the Ultrabay device, do the following:
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1. Click the triangular icon on the taskbar to show hidden icons, then click the Safely Remove Hardware
and Eject Media icon, and then stop the device.
2. Remove and insert the Ultrabay device as introduced in “Replacing the Ultrabay device” on page 69.
Performing a warm swap
To do a warm swap is to connect, remove, or reconnect a device while the computer is in sleep mode.
To warm-swap the Ultrabay device, do the following:
1. Press Fn+F4 to put the computer into sleep mode.
2. Remove and insert the Ultrabay device as introduced in “Replacing the Ultrabay device” on page 69.
3. Press the Fn key to return from sleep mode.
Installing a secondary hard disk drive
You can upgrade the capacity of your computer by installing a secondary hard disk drive using a ThinkPad
hard disk drive bay adapter.
Note: For RAID models, the secondary hard disk drive is built in your computer through the adapter for
RAID model.
The following table shows supported adapters for non-RAID models and RAID models.
Table 5. Supported hard disk drive bay adapter
Hard disk drive bay adapter
T530, T530i, W530 non-RAID model
W530 RAID model
ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N
43N3428)
Support as option only
Not support
ThinkPad 12.7 mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter
III (P/N 0B55883)
Support as option only
Not support
Hard Drive Bay Adapter for RAID model
Not support
Support (built in)
The ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III supports only 2.5-inch (7 mm height) hard disk drive.
The ThinkPad 12.7 mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III supports the following drives:
• 2.5-inch hard disk drive (9.5 mm height or 7 mm height)
• 2.5-inch solid state drive (7 mm height)
Install a secondary hard disk drive through the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III
To install a secondary hard disk drive through the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III, do
the following:
Attention: Replace a hard disk drive only if you are upgrading it or having it repaired. Frequent replacement
of the hard disk drive might damage the drive and bay.
1. Remove the Serial Ultrabay Slim device or Serial Ultrabay Enhanced device from your computer. See
“Replacing the Ultrabay device” on page 69.
2. Open the hard disk drive stopper.
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3. Insert the hard disk drive with the label facing upward as shown:
Note: If your hard disk drive has a strap, be sure not to leave it under the drive.
4. Connect the hard disk drive to its connector.
5. Close the hard disk drive stopper.
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6. Insert the ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III into the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay.
Install a secondary hard disk drive through the ThinkPad 12.7 mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III
To install a secondary hard disk drive through the ThinkPad 12.7 mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III,
do the following:
Attention: Replace a hard disk drive only if you are upgrading it or having it repaired. Frequent replacement
of the hard disk drive might damage the drive and bay.
1. Remove the Serial Ultrabay Slim device or Serial Ultrabay Enhanced device from your computer. See
“Replacing the Ultrabay device” on page 69.
2. Open the hard disk drive stopper on the ThinkPad 12.7 mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III.
3. Lift up the cover film and insert the hard disk drive with the label facing upward.
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Note: If your hard disk drive has a strap, be sure not to leave it under the drive.
4. Ensure that the hard disk drive is connected firmly. Then put the cover film back to place.
5. Close the hard disk drive stopper.
6. Insert the ThinkPad 12.7 mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III into the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay.
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Notes: If you install the secondary hard disk drive using hot swap or warm swap, and the hard disk drive is
protected by a password, you cannot get access to the drive right after inserting the adapter into the
bay. To get access to it, do the following:
1. Put your computer into hibernation mode. You might have to wait for a while till the computer enters
hibernation mode.
2. Press the power button to return to normal operation. The hard disk password icon is displayed on
the screen.
3. Type the password. Then you can get access to the hard disk drive.
Using the extended life battery
To extend the battery life of your computer, you can purchase an extended life battery, ThinkPad Battery
28++, from Lenovo and attach it to your computer through the docking station connector.
To attach the extended life battery, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, or enter hibernation mode. Then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables
from the computer.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Align the connector of the extended life battery with the docking station connector at the bottom of the
computer. Firmly attach the battery.
4. Slide the battery latch to the locked position.
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5. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and the cables to the computer.
To remove the extended life battery, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer, or enter hibernation mode. Then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables
from the computer.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Unlock the battery latch.
4. Press the latch as shown in the illustration below and detach the battery.
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5. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and the cables to the computer.
ThinkPad port replicators and docking stations
Depending on the model, your computer might support the following port replicators or docking stations:
• ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3
• ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
• ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0
Attach your computer to one of the port replicators or docking stations to expand the working capability.
When the computer is attached to a port replicator or docking station, never pick up the assembly by taking
hold of the computer alone. Always hold the whole assembly.
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Front view
ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 and ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0
1
Power button: Press the power button to turn the computer on or off.
2
Eject button: Press the eject button to release the computer from the port replicator.
3 Sliding adjuster: Use the sliding adjuster as a guide to align the docking station connector on your
computer as you attach the port replicator.
4
Docking station connector: This is where you attach your computer.
ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0
1
Power button: Press the power button to turn the computer on or off.
2 Key lock indicator: This indicator lights when the system lock key is in the locked position. When the
system lock key is in the locked position, the eject button of the docking station is locked; you cannot
attach or remove your computer.
3
Docking station indicator: This indicator lights when your computer is docked.
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4
Eject button: Press the eject button to release the computer from the docking station.
5 Sliding adjuster: Use the sliding adjuster as a guide to align the docking station connector on your
computer as you attach the docking station.
6
Docking station connector: This is where you attach your computer.
7 System lock key: Use the system lock key to lock the eject button. When the eject button is locked, you
cannot attach or remove your computer.
ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0
1
Power button: Press the power button to turn the computer on or off.
2 Key lock indicator: This indicator lights when the system lock key is in the locked position. When the
system lock key is in the locked position, the eject button of the docking station is locked; you cannot
attach or remove your computer.
3
Docking station indicator: This indicator lights when your computer is docked.
4
Eject button: Press the eject button to release the computer from the docking station.
5 Sliding adjuster: Use the sliding adjuster as a guide to align the docking station connector on your
computer as you attach the docking station.
6
Docking station connector: This is where you attach your computer.
7 System lock key: Use the system lock key to lock the eject button. When the eject button is locked, you
cannot attach or remove your computer.
8
Microphone jack: 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter. Use it to connect an external microphone.
9
Headphone jack: 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter. Use it to connect an external headphone.
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Rear view
ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 and ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0
1
Power jack: Connect the ac power adapter.
2 Ethernet connector: Connect the port replicator to an Ethernet LAN. The indicator on the connector
is the same as that on the computer.
3
USB 2.0 connectors: Connect USB 2.0 compatible devices.
4 USB 2.0 connector (on the ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3) or USB 3.0 connector (on the ThinkPad
Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0): Connect compatible USB devices.
5
External monitor connector: Connect an external monitor.
6 Security keyhole: Use a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your port replicator to a
stationary object to protect it from theft.
ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0
1
Power jack: Connect the ac power adapter.
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2
DisplayPort connector: Connect a display device.
3
DVI connector: Connect a monitor that supports Single-Link DVI.
Note: The DVI connector provides a digital interface only. This connector can only be used with a computer
that supports DVI connection established through docking stations.
4
Headphone jack: 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter. Use it to connect an external headphone.
5
Microphone jack: 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) in diameter. Use it to connect an external microphone.
6 Ethernet connector: Connect the port replicator to an Ethernet LAN. The indicator on the connector
is the same as that on the computer.
7
USB 2.0 connectors: Connect USB 2.0 compatible devices.
8 USB 2.0 connector (on the ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3) or USB 3.0 connector (on the ThinkPad Mini
Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0): Connect compatible USB devices.
9
External monitor connector: Connect an external monitor.
10 Security keyhole: Use a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your docking station to a
stationary object to protect it from theft.
ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0
1 3
DisplayPort connector: Connect a display device.
2 4
DVI connector: Connect a monitor that supports Single-Link DVI.
Note: The DVI connector provides a digital interface only. This connector can only be used with a computer
that supports DVI connection established through docking stations.
5 Ethernet connector: Connect the port replicator to an Ethernet LAN. The indicator on the connector
is the same as that on the computer.
6
USB 2.0 connectors: Connect USB 2.0 compatible devices.
7
Power jack: Connect the ac power adapter.
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Note: For the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (170 W) and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB
3.0 (170 W), use the ac power adapter shipped with your computer.
8 eSATA connector or USB 3.0 connector: For the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3, this is an eSATA
connector for connecting an eSATA device. For the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0, this
is a USB 3.0 connector for connecting a USB compatible devices.
9
External monitor connector: Connect an external monitor.
10 Security keyhole: Use a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your docking station to a
stationary object to protect it from theft.
Note: If you attach your computer to a port replicator or docking station and use an Ethernet connector or
an external monitor connector, use the Ethernet connector or the external monitor connector on the port
replicator or docking station, not the one on the computer.
Attaching a ThinkPad port replicator or docking station
To attach your computer to a supported ThinkPad port replicator or docking station, do the following:
Notes:
• Before you attach the computer to a supported ThinkPad port replicator or docking station, disconnect
the ac power adapter from the computer.
• If your computer is operating, make sure that it has finished any operations involving devices that are
connected to a USB connector. Also make sure that any connection to an Ethernet connector has
been disconnected.
• The following illustrations are for the ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3. The procedure is the same for other
docking stations. For port replicators, start with step 2.
1. Make sure that the system lock key is in place and in the unlocked (horizontal) position.
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2. Press and pull the sliding adjuster as shown.
3. Put your computer on the platform of the docking station, making sure that the top-left corner of the
computer is aligned to the guide plate.
4. Insert your computer into the docking station until you hear a click. The computer is attached to the
docking station.
Note: If the docking station indicator is not lighted after you attach the docking station, your computer
is not correctly connected. Check the ac power adapter of the docking station, or disconnect and
re-attach the ac power adapter. Then attach your computer to the docking station.
Notes:
• If you attach the port replicator or docking station to your computer, but do not connect the ac power
adapter of that attachment to the power jack, your computer goes into battery mode.
• If your computer and the port replicator or docking station are connected to separate ac power adapters,
your computer goes into battery mode first, and then shifts into ac power mode.
• If in either of the above two preceding situations the battery of your computer is detached, or has no
battery charge, your computer shuts down.
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Connecting an external display to the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 and the ThinkPad Mini Dock
Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0
Group 1 (top figure) and Group 2 (lower figure) are independent of each other. Each has a DisplayPort
connector and a DVI connector. If you connect a display to a DisplayPort connector and a DVI connector
that are in the same group, the DisplayPort connector is inactive.
Detaching a ThinkPad port replicator or docking station
To detach your computer from the port replicator or docking station, do the following:
1. Ensure that:
• The devices connected to USB connectors are not in use.
• The connection to an Ethernet connector has been ended.
• The system lock key of the docking station is in place and in the unlocked (horizontal) position for:
– ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3
– ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 with USB 3.0
– ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
– ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 with USB 3.0
2. Press the eject button until the computer moves up. Then, grasp both sides, and remove the computer.
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Security feature
Use the security keyhole on the ThinkPad port replicator or docking station to attach a mechanical lock. By
attaching a mechanical lock, you can secure the port replicator or docking station to a stationary object,
such as a desk, to protect your port replicator or docking station from theft. Mechanical locks in different
sizes are available from Lenovo as options.
Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking device and security
feature. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance
of the locking device or security feature.
For the ThinkPad docking stations, in addition to attaching a mechanical lock to the docking station, you also
can use the system lock key to lock the eject button. When the eject button is locked, the computer cannot
be detached from the docking station. For more information, see “Using the system lock key” on page 108.
Using the system lock key
The system lock key has two positions, unlocked and locked.
When the key is in the locked position, the eject button of the docking station is locked, and you cannot
remove your computer. The key lock indicator lights when the eject button is locked.
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Chapter 8. Advanced configuration
While it is important to protect files, data, and settings that are on the hard disk drive, you also might
need to install a new operating system, install new device drivers, update your system UEFI BIOS, or
recover preinstalled software. This topic will help you handle your computer with proper care and keep it
in top working shape.
•
“Installing a new operating system” on page 109
•
“Installing device drivers” on page 111
•
“ThinkPad Setup” on page 112
•
“Using system management” on page 126
Installing a new operating system
If you install a new operating system in your computer, you need to install the supplement files and ThinkPad
device drivers for it at the same time. The necessary files are located in the following directories of your solid
state drive or hard disk drive:
• The supplement files for the operating system supported are in the C:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES directory.
• The device drivers for the operating system supported are in the C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS directory.
• The preloaded software applications are in the C:\SWTOOLS\APPS directory.
Notes:
• The process of installing the new operating system deletes all the data on your hard disk drive, including
backups or images that were stored in a hidden folder by use of the Rescue and Recovery program.
• If you cannot find the supplement files, the device drivers, and application 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/ThinkPadDrivers
Before you begin
Note: If your computer is equipped with both a hard disk drive and an mSATA solid state drive, you are
not recommended to use the mSATA solid state drive as a bootable device. The mSATA solid state drive is
designed and developed for “cache” function purpose only. If you use the mSATA solid state drive as a
bootable device, its reliability is not guaranteed.
Before you install the operating system, do the following:
• Copy all the subdirectories and files in the C:\SWTOOLS directory to a removable storage device, to avoid
losing files during the installation.
• Print the instructions you will use.
Notes:
– The UEFI BIOS features are supported only on the 64-bit version of the Windows 7 operating system.
– If you want to start Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in Windows 7 using the 64-bit version of
the Microsoft Windows Installation DVD, you should not change the initial UEFI/Legacy Boot setting
in ThinkPad Setup. The UEFI/Legacy Boot setting must be the same as it was when the Windows
operating system image was installed. Otherwise, you will see an error.
For the country or region code required in the installation, use one of the following:
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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
Installing the Windows 7 operating system
Before you start, print these instructions.
To install the Windows 7 operating system and its related software on your computer, do the following:
1. Start ThinkPad Setup.
2. Select Startup.
3. Select UEFI/Legacy Boot.
4. Do one of the following:
• If you want to install the Windows 7 (32–bit) operating system, select Legacy Only or Both.
• If you want to install the Windows 7 (64–bit) operating system in Legacy mode, select Legacy Only.
• If you want to install the Windows 7 (64–bit) operating system in UEFI mode, select UEFI Only.
5. Press F10.
6. Insert the Windows 7 operating system installation DVD into the DVD drive, and restart the computer.
7. Restore C:\SWTOOLS from the backup copy you made before starting the installation.
8. Install the Intel Chipset Support for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7. To do this, run SETUP.exe in
C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\INTELINF\infinst_autol.
9. Install device drivers. See “Installing device drivers” on page 111.
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
• Fix for Issue of HDD with HD Detection
Installing the Windows 7 update module package
The Windows 7 update modules are in the following directory:
C:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES\
The name of each subfolder is the number of a fix module. For information about each fix module, go to
the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage at http://support.microsoft.com/, type the number of the fix
module you need in the search field, and click Search.
Note: The Web site address might change without notice. If the homepage is not displayed, search for it
from the Microsoft top page.
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To install a fix module, run the EXE file in a subfolder and follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If you remove the hard disk drive from the computer with a single-core processor and install it on a
computer with a dual-core processor, you can get access to the hard disk drive. The opposite, however, is
not true: If you remove the hard disk drive from a computer with a dual-core processor and install it on a
computer with a single-core processor, you cannot get access to the hard disk drive.
Installing device drivers
Install necessary device drivers to use the corresponding hardware features.
Installing the driver for the 4-in-1 media card reader
To use the 4-in-1 media card reader, you need to download and install the Ricoh Multi Card Reader Driver
from the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Installing the driver for USB 3.0 in Windows 7
If your computer is installed with the Windows 7 operating system, it supports USB 3.0 functions. To use
the USB 3.0 connectors, you need to download and install the USB 3.0 driver after you reinstalled the
Windows 7 operating system by doing the following:
1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. Find your model and display the driver links.
2. Select the USB 3.0 driver for the 32-bit or 64-bit operating system and extract it to your local hard
disk drive.
3. Double-click the Setup.exe file in the C:\DRIVERS\WIN\USB3.0\ directory.
4. Click Next. If the device driver is already installed, click Cancel. Follow the instructions on the screen
until the installation is finished.
Installing the ThinkPad monitor file for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
The ThinkPad monitor file for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 is in the following directory:
C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MONITOR
Note: If you cannot find this directory on your hard disk drive or solid state drive, download the ThinkPad
monitor file for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 from the ThinkPad Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers
Note: Before you install this file, make sure that the correct video driver has been installed.
To install the correct video driver, do the following:
1. Right-click on the desktop, and click Personalize.
2. Click Display at the left.
3. Click Change display settings.
4. Click Advanced Settings.
5. Click the Monitor tab.
6. Click Properties.
7. Click the Driver tab.
8. Click Update Driver.
9. Select Browse my computer for driver software, and then click Let me pick from a list of device
drivers on my computer.
10. Click Have Disk.
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11. Specify path C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MONITOR to this monitor INF file. Then, click Open.
12. Click OK.
13. Confirm the correct display type, then click Next.
14. When installation completes, click Close.
15. Click Close to close the Display Properties window.
16. Click OK on the Monitor tab.
17. Click OK and close the Display Settings window.
Installing other device drivers and software
The device drivers are provided in the C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS directory on your hard disk drive. You will also
need to install application software, which is provided in the C:\SWTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk
drive. To do this, refer to the instructions in “Reinstalling preinstalled applications and device drivers”
on page 67.
Note: If you cannot find the Supplement files, device drivers, and application 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/ThinkPadDrivers.
ThinkPad Setup
Your computer comes with the ThinkPad Setup program to enable you to select various setup parameters.
To start ThinkPad Setup, do the following:
1. Turn on the computer. When the logo screen is displayed, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup
program main menu opens.
Note: If you have set a supervisor password, the ThinkPad Setup program main menu will be displayed
after you enter the password. You can start ThinkPad Setup by pressing Enter instead of entering the
supervisor password. However, you cannot change the parameters that are protected by the supervisor
password. For more information, refer to “Using passwords” on page 51.
2. Use the cursor keys to 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:
• F6 or the combination of Shift and + : Change to a higher value.
• F5 or – : Change to a lower value.
If the item has a submenu, press Enter to display it.
4. Press Esc to exit from the submenu.
5. If you are on a nested submenu, press Esc repeatedly until you reach the ThinkPad Setup program
main menu.
Note: If you need to restore the settings to their original state as of the time of purchase, press F9 to
load the default settings. You also can select an option on the Restart submenu to load the default
settings or discard the changes.
6. Select Restart. Move the cursor to the option you want for restarting your computer, then press Enter.
Your computer restarts.
Main menu
The Main menu is the first interface you see after you enter ThinkPad Setup. It displays the following
configuration of your computer:
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• UEFI BIOS Version
• 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)
Config menu
If you need to change the configuration of your computer, select Config from the ThinkPad Setup menu.
The following table lists the Config menu items.
Notes:
• Default values are in boldface. The default settings are already optimized for you. If you consider
changing the computer configuration, proceed with extreme caution. Setting the configuration incorrectly
might cause unexpected results.
• On each submenu, press the Enter key to show selectable options and select a desired option, or type
desired values from the keyboard directly.
• Some items are displayed on the menu only if the computer supports the corresponding features.
Table 6. Config menu items
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Network
Wake On LAN
• Disabled
Enable the system to power
on when the Ethernet
controller receives a magic
packet (a special network
message).
• AC only
• AC and Battery
If you select AC Only,
Wake on LAN is enabled
only when the ac power
adapter is attached.
If you select AC and
Battery, Wake on LAN is
enabled with any power
sources.
Notes:
• AC power is required
with magic packet type
Wake on LAN.
• The Wake on LAN
function does not
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Table 6. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
work when a hard disk
password is set.
Ethernet LAN Option ROM
(for Legacy Only boot
mode or Both with Legacy
first)
UEFI IPv4 Network Stack
(for UEFI Only boot mode
or Both with UEFI first)
USB
USB UEFI BIOS Support
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Disabled
• Enabled
Always On USB
• Disabled
• Enabled
Always On USB Charge in
off mode
• Disabled
• Enabled
Load the Ethernet LAN
Option ROM to enable
startup from an integrated
network device.
Enable or disable Internet
Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
network stack for the UEFI
environment.
Enable or disable boot
support for USB storage
devices.
If you select Enabled, the
external USB devices can
be charged through USB
connectors even when the
system is in low power
mode (sleep, hibernate, or
power-off).
If you select Enabled, the
Always On USB connector
enables you to charge some
devices, such as iPod,
iPhone, and BlackBerry
smartphones when the
computer is turned off.
Note: If you want to charge
these devices when your
computer is turned off, you
will need to open the Power
Manager program and
configure corresponding
settings to enable the
Always On USB connector
function. For details
about how to enable the
Always On USB connector
function, refer to the online
help information system
of the Power Manager
program.
USB 3.0 Mode
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Auto
Set the USB 3.0 controller
mode for the ports shared
between USB 2.0 and USB
3.0 controllers.
If you select Auto, it
enables you to connect and
route appropriate USB 3.0
or USB 2.0 connectors.
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Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
If you select Enabled, it
enables USB 3.0 mode
and allows USB 3.0 to be
supported in the operating
system.
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.
Keyboard/Mouse
TrackPoint
• Disabled
Enable or disable the
built-in TrackPoint pointing
device.
• Enabled
Note: If you want to use
an external mouse, select
Disabled.
Touch Pad
• Disabled
Enable or disable the
built-in touch pad.
• Enabled
Note: If you want to use
an external mouse, select
Disabled.
Fn and Ctrl Key swap
• Disabled
If you select Enabled, the
Fn key works as the Ctrl
key, and the Ctrl key works
as the Fn key.
• Enabled
Note: Even when Enabled
is selected, you need to
press the Fn key to resume
the computer from sleep
mode to normal operation.
Fn Key Lock
• Disabled
If you select Enabled,
you can press the Fn key
once to activate the Fn
key function, as if the
key is kept in a 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.
• Enabled
Keyboard Illumination
Control
• ThinkLight Only
• Keyboard backlight Only
• Both
Enable the ThinkLight
light feature, the keyboard
backlight feature, or both.
After you make a selection,
you can activate the
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Table 6. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
corresponding feature(s) by
pressing Fn+Space.
Display
Boot Display Device
• ThinkPad LCD
• Analog (VGA)
• Digital on ThinkPad
• Digital 1 on dock
• Digital 2 on dock
Select the display device
that is to be activated at
boot time. This selection
is effective for boot time,
password prompt, and
ThinkPad Setup.
Digital on ThinkPad is the
Mini DisplayPort on your
computer.
Digital 1 on dock and
Digital 2 on dock
are DisplayPort or DVI
connectors on a docking
station.
Graphics Device
• Integrated Graphics
• Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA Optimus
The Integrated Graphics
mode will achieve longer
battery life. The Discrete
Graphics mode enhances
graphics performance.
When NVIDIA Optimus
is selected, the system
automatically switches
between discrete graphics
mode and the integrated
graphics mode depending
on the running program.
Note: NVIDIA Optimus
should be selected only if
you are using a Windows 7
model.
OS Detection for NVIDIA
Optimus
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• Disabled
• Enabled
The system BIOS
automatically switches
the Graphics Device
setting to NVIDIA Optimus
if the operating system
supports the feature, and
to Discrete Graphics if the
operating system does not
support it.
Table 6. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Power
Intel SpeedStep®
technology
• Disabled
Select the mode of Intel
SpeedStep technology at
runtime.
(Intel SpeedStep mounted
models only)
Mode for AC
• Enabled
• Maximum Performance
• Battery Optimized
Mode for Battery
• Maximum Performance
• Battery Optimized
Adaptive Thermal
Management
Scheme for AC
• Maximize Performance
Maximum Performance:
Always highest speed
Battery Optimized: Always
lowest speed
Disabled: No runtime
support, lowest speed
Select a thermal
management scheme
to use.
• Balanced
Maximize Performance:
Reduce CPU throttling
Scheme for Battery
• Maximize Performance
• Balanced
Balanced: Balance
sound, temperature, and
performance
Note: Each scheme affects
fan sound, temperature,
and performance.
Optical Drive Speed
• High Performance
• Normal
• Silent
CPU Power Management
• Disabled
• Enabled
PCI Express Power
Management
• Disabled
Express Card Speed
• Generation 1
• Enabled
• Automatic
Power On with AC Attach
• Disabled
• Enabled
Set the speed of the
optical drive to the desired
performance.
Enable or disable the power
saving feature that stops
the microprocessor clock
automatically when there
are no system activities.
Normally, it is not necessary
to change the setting.
Enable or disable a feature
that automatically adjusts
power management when
there is no PCI Express
activity. Normally, it is not
necessary to change the
setting.
Set the transfer speed of the
ExpressCard to the desired
level of performance.
The Automatic option
enables the ExpressCard to
specify the transfer speed it
supports.
Enable or disable a feature
that powers on the system
when the ac power adapter
is attached.
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Table 6. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
If you select Enabled, the
system is powered on when
the ac power adapter is
attached. When the system
is in hibernate state, the
system resumes.
If you select Disabled, the
system is not powered on
nor resumed when the ac
power adapter is attached.
Intel (R) Rapid Start
Technology
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enter after:
• Immediately
• 1 minute
• 2 minutes
• 5 minutes
• 10 minutes
• 15 minutes
• 30 minutes
• 1 hour
• 2 hours
• 3 hours
Beep and Alarm
Password Beep
• Disabled
• Enabled
Keyboard Beep
• Enabled
• Disabled
Serial ATA (SATA)
SATA Controller Mode
Option
• Compatibility
• AHCI
• RAID (for RAID models
only)
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To use this feature, a special
partition on the solid state
drive is required.
When enabled, you can
enable the 30 Day Standby
function through the Power
Manager program. The
function enables the
computer to enter a lower
power state after the
specified time in sleep
state. And it takes only
seconds to resume normal
operation.
Enable this option to have
a beep sound when the
system is waiting for a
power-on, hard disk, or
supervisor password.
Different beeps will sound
when the entered password
matches or does not match
the configured password.
Enable or disable keyboard
beep when unmanageable
key combinations are
pressed.
Select SATA controller
operation mode.
Note: For RAID models,
the option RAID is enabled
by default.
Table 6. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
CPU
Core Multi-Processing
• Disabled
Enable or disable additional
execution core units within
a CPU.
• Enabled
Note: If you are using a
computer with a single-core
processor, this item is not
available.
Intel AMT
Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology
• Disabled
Intel AMT Control
• Disabled
Enable or disable additional
logical processors within a
processor core.
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Permanently Disabled
If you select Enabled, Intel
AMT (Active Management
Technology) is configured
and additional setup items
are provided in MEBx
(Management Engine BIOS
Extension) Setup.
If you select Permanently
Disabled, you will never be
able to enable it again. Be
cautious when you want to
use this option.
Note: You can enter the
MEBx Setup menu by
pressing the Ctrl+P key
combination in the Startup
Interrupt Menu window.
To display the Startup
Interrupt Menu window,
press the black button
or Enter key during the
power-on self-test (POST).
CIRA Timeout
0-255
Note: The default value is
60 seconds.
Set the timeout option for
CIRA connection to be
established. 1 though 254
seconds are selectable.
If you select 0, use 60
seconds as the default
timeout value.
If you select 255, the
waiting time for establishing
a connection is unlimited.
Console Type
• PC-ANSI
• VT100+
• VT-UTF8
Select the console type for
AMT.
Note: This console type
should match the Intel AMT
remote console.
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Date and time menu
If you need to set the current date and time of your computer, select Date/Time from the ThinkPad Setup
menu. The following submenu is displayed:
• System Date
• System Time
To change the date and time, do the following:
1. Using the up and down arrow keys to select the item to change the date or time.
2. Press Tab, Shift Tab, or Enter to select a field.
3. Type the date or time.
Security menu
If you need to set the security features of your computer, select Security from the ThinkPad Setup menu.
The following table lists the Security menu items.
Notes:
• Default values are in boldface. The default settings are already optimized for you. If you consider
changing the computer configuration, proceed with extreme caution. Setting the configuration incorrectly
might cause unexpected results.
• On each submenu, press the Enter key to show selectable options and select a desired option, or type
desired values from the keyboard directly.
• Some items are displayed on the menu only if the computer supports the corresponding features.
Table 7. Security menu items
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Password
Hardware Password
Manager
• Disabled
• Enabled
Manage your power-on password, supervisor
password, and your hard disk passwords.
Supervisor Password
• Disabled
See “Supervisor password” on page 54.
• Enabled
Lock UEFI BIOS
Settings
• Disabled
Set Minimum Length
• Disabled
• Enabled
• x characters
(4≤x≤12)
Password at
unattended boot
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• Disabled
• Enabled
Enable or disable the function that protects items
in ThinkPad Setup from being changed by a user
who does not have the supervisor password. By
default, this is set to Disabled. If you set the
supervisor password and enable this function, no
one but you can change any items in ThinkPad
Setup.
Specify a minimum length for power-on
passwords and hard disk passwords. If you set
the supervisor password and specify a minimum
length for passwords, no one but you can change
the length.
If you select and enable Password at unattended
boot, a password prompt is displayed when the
computer is turned on, from either a power-off
state or hibernation state, by an unattended event
such as a Wake on LAN attempt. If you select
Disabled, no password prompt is displayed; the
computer goes ahead and loads the operating
Table 7. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
system. To prevent unauthorized access, set the
user authentication on the operating system.
Password at restart
• Disabled
• Enabled
Power-On Password
• Disabled
If you select and enable Password at restart,
a password prompt is displayed when you
restart the computer. If you select Disabled, no
password prompt is displayed; the computer
goes ahead and loads the operating system.
To prevent unauthorized access, set the user
authentication on the operating system.
See “Power-on password” on page 52.
• Enabled
Hard Disk x Password
• Disabled
• Enabled
See “Hard disk passwords” on page 52.
Notes:
• Hard Disk 1 means the hard disk drive built
into your computer.
• Hard Disk 2 is displayed on the Password
submenu only if a secondary hard disk drive is
installed in the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay.
Fingerprint
Predesktop
Authentication
• Disabled
Reader Priority
• External ➙
Internal
• Enabled
• Internal Only
Security Mode
• Normal
• High
Password
Authentication
• Disabled
Reset Fingerprint Data
• Enter
• Enabled
Enable or disable fingerprint authentication
before the operating system is loaded.
If External ➙ Internal is selected, an external
fingerprint reader is used if attached. Otherwise,
an internal fingerprint reader is used. If Internal
Only is selected, an internal fingerprint reader is
used.
If fingerprint authentication fails, you still can start
the computer by entering a password. If you have
selected Normal, enter a power-on password
or a supervisor password; if you have selected
High, enter a supervisor password.
Enable or disable password authentication.
If high security mode is selected, this item is
displayed.
This option is used to erase all fingerprint data
stored in the fingerprint reader and reset settings
to the factory state. As a result, any power-on
security features previously enabled will not be
able to work until they are re-enabled in the
fingerprint software.
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Table 7. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Security Chip
Security Chip
• Active
If you select Active, the security chip is functional.
If you select Inactive, the Security Chip option
is visible, but the security chip is not functional. If
you select Disabled, the Security Chip option is
hidden and the security chip is not functional.
• Inactive
• Disabled
Security Reporting
Options
Enable or disable the following Security Reporting
Options:
• BIOS ROM String Reporting: BIOS text string
• CMOS Reporting: CMOS data
• NVRAM Reporting: Security data stored in
the Asset ID
• SMBIOS Reporting: SMBIOS data
Clear Security Chip
• Enter
Clear the encryption key.
Note: This item is displayed only if you have
selected Active for the Security Chip option.
Intel TXT Feature
• Disabled
• Enabled
Physical Presence for
Provisioning
• Disabled
Physical Presence for
Clear
• Disabled
Flash BIOS Updating
by End-Users
• Disabled
Secure RollBack
Prevention
• Disabled
Memory
Protection
Execution Prevention
• Disabled
Virtualization
Intel Virtualization
Technology
• Disabled
Intel VT-d Feature
• Disabled
UEFI BIOS
Update Option
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
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Enable or disable Intel Trusted Execution
Technology.
This option enables or disables the confirmation
message when you change the settings of the
security chip.
This option enables or disables the confirmation
message when you clear the security chip.
If you select Enabled, all users can update the
UEFI BIOS. If you select Disabled, only the
person who knows the supervisor password can
update the UEFI BIOS.
If you select Disabled, you can flash the older
version UEFI BIOS.
Some computer viruses and worms cause
memory buffers to overflow. By selecting
Enabled, you can protect your computer against
attacks by such viruses and worms. If after
choosing Enabled you find that an application
program does not run correctly, select Disabled
and reset the setting.
If you select Enabled, a Virtual Machine Monitor
(VMM) can utilize the additional hardware
capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization
Technology.
Intel VT-d stands for Intel Virtualization
Technology for Directed I/O. When enabled, a
VMM can utilize the platform infrastructure for I/O
virtualization.
Table 7. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
I/O Port Access
Ethernet LAN
• Disabled
If you select Enabled, you can use the Ethernet
LAN device.
• Enabled
Wireless LAN
• Disabled
• Enabled
Wireless WAN
• Disabled
• Enabled
Bluetooth
• Disabled
• Enabled
USB Port
• Disabled
• Enabled
ExpressCard Slot
• Disabled
• Enabled
Ultrabay (HDD/Optical)
• Disabled
• Enabled
Memory Card Slot
• Disabled
• Enabled
Smart Card Slot
• Disabled
• Enabled
Integrated Camera
• Disabled
• Enabled
Microphone
• Disabled
• Enabled
Fingerprint Reader
• Disabled
• Enabled
Anti-Theft
Intel AT Module
Activation
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Permanently
Disabled
Intel AT Suspend
• Enter
If you select Enabled, you can use the wireless
LAN device.
If you select Enabled, you can use the wireless
WAN device.
If you select Enabled, you can use Bluetooth
devices.
If you select Enabled, you can use USB
connectors.
If you select Enabled, you can use the
ExpressCard slot.
If you select Enabled, you can use Ultrabay
Enhanced devices.
If you select Enabled, you can use the memory
card slots.
If you select Enabled, you can use the smart
card slot.
If you select Enabled, you can use the integrated
camera.
If you select Enabled, you can use the
microphones (internal, external, or line-in).
If you select Enabled, you can use the fingerprint
reader.
Enable or disable the UEFI BIOS interface to
activate the Intel AT module, which is an optional
anti-theft service from Intel.
Note: If you set the Intel AT module activation
to Permanently Disabled, you will be unable to
enable this setting again.
This option is displayed only when the anti-theft
function is activated.
The Intel anti-theft suspend screen will be
displayed at next boot to enter the suspend
mode.
Computrace
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Permanently
Disabled
Enable or disable the UEFI BIOS interface to
activate the computrace module. Computrace
is an optional monitoring service from Absolute
Software.
Note: If you set the computrace module
activation to Permanently Disabled, you will be
unable to enable this setting again.
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Startup menu
To change the computer startup settings, select Startup from the ThinkPad Setup main menu.
Attention:
• After you change your startup sequence, you must be extremely careful not to specify a wrong device
during a copy, a save, or a format operation. If you specify a wrong device, your data and programs
might be erased or overwritten.
• If you are using the BitLocker drive encryption, you should not change the startup sequence. BitLocker
drive encryption detects the change of startup sequence and locks the computer from booting.
Changing the startup sequence
To change the startup sequence, do the following:
1. Select Boot or Network, then press Enter. The default boot list is displayed, showing the order in which
devices will be started up. Even devices that are not attached to or installed on your computer are listed.
• Use the Boot submenu to specify the startup sequence that runs when you turn on the power.
• Use the Network submenu to specify the startup sequence that runs when Wake on LAN is enabled.
Wake on LAN is commonly used by LAN administrators in corporate networks to get remote access
to your computer.
2. Set the startup sequence by using the following keys:
• Use cursor keys to select a device.
• Use F6 or the combination of Shift and + to move the device up to a higher priority.
• Use F5 or – to move the device down to a lower priority.
• Use the combination of Shift and ! to exclude or include a device.
3. Press F10 to save the changes and restart the system.
To change the startup sequence temporarily so that the system starts up from a different drive, do the
following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Turn on the computer; then, while the ThinkPad logo is displayed, press F12.
3. Select the device you want to start first.
Note: The Boot menu will be displayed when the system cannot boot from any devices or the operating
system cannot be found.
The following table lists the Startup menu items.
Notes:
• Default values are in boldface.
• On each submenu, press the Enter key to show selectable options and select a desired option.
• Some items are displayed on the menu only if the computer supports the corresponding features.
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Table 8. Startup menu items
Menu item
Value
Comments
Boot
See “Changing the startup sequence” on
page 124.
Network Boot
Select the boot device when the system
wakes from LAN. If Wake On LAN is
enabled, the network administrator can
turn on all of the computers in a LAN
remotely by use of network management
software.
UEFI/Legacy Boot
• Both
Select system boot capability.
• UEFI Only
• Both: The system will boot following
the UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority
setting.
• Legacy Only
• UEFI Only: The system will boot from
the UEFI enabled operating system.
• Legacy Only: The system will boot
from any operating system other than
the UEFI enabled one.
Note: If you select UEFI Only, the
system cannot boot from the bootable
devices that do not have the UEFI
enabled operating system.
UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority
Boot Mode
• UEFI First
• Legacy First
Select priority of boot options between
UEFI and Legacy.
• Quick
Screen during the POST:
• Diagnostics
• Quick: The ThinkPad Logo screen is
displayed.
• Diagnostics: Text messages are
displayed.
Note: You also can enter Diagnostic
mode by pressing Esc during the POST.
Option Keys display
• Disabled
• Enabled
Boot Device List F12 Option
• Disabled
• Enabled
Boot Order Lock
• Disabled
• Enabled
If you select Disabled, the “To interrupt
normal startup, press Enter.” message is
not displayed during the POST.
If you select Enabled, the F12 key is
recognized and the Boot Menu window
is displayed.
If you select Enabled, the boot priority
order is locked for your future use.
Restart menu
If you need to close ThinkPad Setup and restart the system, select Restart from the ThinkPad Setup
menu. The following submenu is displayed:
• Exit Saving Changes: Restart the system after saving the changes.
• Exit Discarding Changes: Restart the system without saving the changes.
• Load Setup Defaults: Load the default setting that was in effect at the time of purchase.
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• Discard Changes: Discard the changes.
• Save Changes: Save the changes.
Updating your system UEFI BIOS
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS is a part of the system programs that make up the
basic layer of software built into your computer. The UEFI BIOS translates the instructions from other
software layers.
Your computer system board has a module called EEPROM, also referred to as flash memory. You can
update the UEFI BIOS by starting your computer with a flash update optical disc or flash update application
running in the Windows environment.
In some instances when you add software, hardware, or a device driver, you might be informed that you
need to update your 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/ThinkPadDrivers
Using system management
This section is intended primarily for network administrators.
Your computer is designed for manageability, so that you can redirect more of your resources to better
meet your business objectives.
This manageability, or so called as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), enables you to remotely operate client
computers in the same way as you operate your own computer, such as turning on a client computer,
formatting hard disk drive, and installing software.
Once the computer is configured and operational, you can manage it by use of software and manageability
features already integrated into the client system and the network.
System management
Read this topic to learn more about features of system management.
Desktop Management Interface
The system UEFI BIOS of your computer supports an interface called System Management BIOS Reference
Specification (SMBIOS) V2.6.1. SMBIOS provides information about the hardware components of your
system. It is the responsibility of the BIOS to supply this database with information about itself and the
devices on the system board. This specification documents the standards for getting access to this BIOS
information.
Preboot eXecution Environment
The Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) technology makes your computer more manageable (it is PXE
2.1-compliant) by enabling it to boot (load an operating system or another executable image) from a
server. Your computer supports the personal computer functions that PXE requires. For example, with the
appropriate LAN card, your computer can be booted from the PXE server.
Note: The Remote Initial Program Load (RPL) function cannot be used with your computer.
Wake on LAN
A network administrator can use Wake on LAN to turn on a computer from a management console.
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When Wake on LAN is used with network management software, many functions, such as data transfer,
software updates, and Flash updates of UEFI BIOS, can be performed remotely without remote attendance.
This updating process can be done after normal working hours and on weekends, to save time and increase
productivity. Users are not interrupted during normal working hours, and LAN traffic is kept to a minimum.
If a computer is turned on by the Wake on LAN function, the Network Boot sequence is used.
Asset ID EEPROM
The Asset ID EEPROM contains information about the system, including its configuration and the serial
numbers of key components. It also includes a number of blank fields in which you can record information
about the end users in your network.
Setting management features
To enable the network administrator to control your computer remotely, you must configure the network
interface by setting the system-management features in the ThinkPad Setup program. You can configure
the following functions in the program:
• Wake on LAN
• Network Boot sequence
• Flash update
If an administrator password (supervisor password) has been set, you will need to specify it when you start
ThinkPad Setup to use these functions.
Wake on LAN
When the Wake on LAN feature is enabled on a computer that is connected to a LAN, a network administrator
can start the computer remotely from a management console, using remote network-management software.
When your computer is not under the network administrator's system management, you can disable Wake
on LAN.
To enable or disable Wake on LAN, do the following:
1. Start ThinkPad Setup.
2. Select Config. The Config submenu is displayed.
3. Select Network. The Network item submenu is displayed.
4. For Wake On LAN, select one of the following: AC Only, AC and Battery, or Disabled.
5. Press F10 to save changes and exit.
Network Boot sequence
When your computer is turned on remotely, the system will try to boot from the device that is specified in the
Network Boot setting, and then follow the boot order list on the Boot menu.
To define a sequence, do the following:
1. On the ThinkPad Setup program menu, select Startup. The submenu is displayed.
2. Select Network Boot and press the Enter key. The boot device list is displayed.
3. Select a boot device from the list to make it as the top boot priority.
4. Press F10 to save changes and exit.
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Note: If you want to initialize the setting to return to the default startup sequence, press F9. The default
settings are automatically reloaded.
Flash update
Your network administrator can remotely update the system programs on your computer from a management
console. The following requirements must be met:
• Your computer must be started over the LAN.
• Your computer must be engaged in a Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE).
• Network-management software must be installed on the remote administrator's computer.
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Chapter 9. Preventing problems
An important part of owning a ThinkPad notebook computer is maintenance. With proper care, you can
avoid common problems. The chapter provides information that can help you keep your computer running
smoothly.
•
“General tips for preventing problems” on page 129
•
“Making sure device drivers are current” on page 130
•
“Taking care of your computer” on page 131
General tips for preventing problems
• If your computer is equipped with both a hard disk drive and an mSATA solid state drive, you are not
recommended to use the mSATA solid state drive as a bootable device. The mSATA solid state drive is
designed and developed for “cache” function purpose only. If you use the mSATA solid state drive as a
bootable device, its reliability is not guaranteed.
• Check the capacity of your hard disk drive from time to time. If the hard disk drive gets too full, the
Windows operating system will slow down and might produce errors.
To check the hard disk drive capacity, click Start ➙ Computer.
• Empty your recycle bin on a regular basis.
• Use disk defragment tool regularly on your hard disk drive to improve data seek and read times.
• To free up disk space, uninstall unused application programs.
Note: You also might want to look for application program duplication or overlapping versions.
• Clean out your Inbox, Sent, and Trash folders from your e-mail client program.
• Back up your data at least once a week. If critical data is present, it is a good idea to perform a daily
backup operation. Lenovo has many backup options available for your computer. Rewritable optical
drives are available for most machines and are easily installed.
• Schedule system restore operations to take a system snapshot periodically. For more information about
system restore, see Chapter 5 “Recovery overview” on page 63.
• Update device drivers and UEFI BIOS when needed.
• 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.
• Keep a log book. Entries might include major hardware or software changes, driver updates, minor issues
you have experienced, and how you resolved the minor issues.
• If you ever need to run a recovery on your computer to return the preload onto the machine, the following
tips might help along the way:
– Remove all external devices such as the printer, keyboard, and so on.
– Make sure that your battery is charged and that you have the ac power connected.
– Boot into ThinkPad Setup and load the default settings.
– Restart the computer and start the recovery operation.
– If your computer uses discs as the recovery media, do not remove the disc from the drive until
prompted to do so.
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• For suspected hard disk drive issues, refer to “Diagnosing problems” on page 135 prior to calling the
Customer Support Center. If your computer does not start up, download the files to create a bootable
self-test media from the following Web site: http://www.lenovo.com/hddtest. Run the test and record any
messages or error codes. If the test returns any failing error codes or messages, call the Customer Support
Center with the codes or messages and the computer in front of you. A technician will assist you further.
• If required, you can find your country's Customer Support Center at the following Web address:
http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone. When calling the Customer Support Center, make sure that you
have your machine model type, serial number, and the computer in front of you. Also, if the computer is
producing error codes, it is helpful to have the error screen on or the message written down.
Making sure device drivers are current
Device drivers are programs that contain instructions for the operating system about how to operate or drive
a certain piece of hardware. Each hardware component on your computer has its own specific driver. If
you add a new component, the operating system needs to be instructed on how to operate that piece of
hardware. After you install the driver, the operating system can recognize the hardware component and
understand how to use it.
Note: Because drivers are programs, like any other file on your computer, they are susceptible to corruption
and might not perform correctly if corruption occurs.
It is not always necessary to download the latest drivers. However, you should download the latest driver
for a component if you notice poor performance from that component or if you added a new component.
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/ThinkPadDrivers.
2. Select the entry for your computer and then follow the instructions on the screen to install or update
necessary software.
Getting the latest drivers using System Update
The System Update program helps you keep the software on your system up-to-date. Update packages are
stored on Lenovo servers and can be downloaded from the Lenovo Support Web site. Update packages can
contain applications, device drivers, UEFI BIOS flashes, or software updates. When the System Update
program connects to the Lenovo Support Web site, the System Update program automatically recognizes
the machine type and model of your computer, the installed operating system, and the language of the
operating system to determine what updates are available for your computer. The System Update program
then displays a list of update packages and categorizes each update as critical, recommended, or optional to
help you understand the importance. You have complete control of which updates to download and install.
After you select the update packages you want, the System Update program automatically downloads and
installs the updates without any further intervention from you.
The System Update program is preinstalled on your computer and is ready to run. The only prerequisite is
an active Internet connection. You can start the program manually, or you can use the schedule feature
to enable the program to search for updates automatically at specified intervals. You also can predefine
scheduled updates to search by severity (critical updates, critical and recommended updates, or all updates)
so the list you choose from contains only those update types that are of interest to you.
For more information about how to use the System Update program, refer to the help information system
of the program.
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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
• Store packing materials safely out of the reach of children to prevent the risk of suffocation from plastic
bags.
• Keep your computer away from magnets, activated cellular phones, electrical appliances, or speakers
(within 13 cm or 5 inches).
• Avoid subjecting your computer to extreme temperatures (below 5°C/41°F or above 35°C/95°F).
• Some appliances, such as certain portable desktop fans or air purifiers, can produce negative ions. If a
computer is close to such an appliance, and is exposed for an extended time to air containing negative
ions, it might become electrostatically charged. Such a charge might be discharged through your hands
when you touch the keyboard or other parts of the computer, or through connectors on I/O devices
connected to it. Even though this kind of electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the opposite of a discharge from
your body or clothing to the computer, it poses the same risk of a computer malfunction.
Your computer is designed and manufactured to minimize any effects of electrostatic charge. An electrostatic
charge above a certain limit, however, can increase the risk of ESD. Therefore, when using the computer
close to an appliance that can produce negative ions, give special attention to the following:
• Avoid directly exposing your computer to the air from an appliance that can produce negative ions.
• Keep your computer and peripherals as far as possible from such an appliance.
• Wherever possible, ground your computer to facilitate safe electrostatic discharge.
Note: Not all such appliances cause a significant electrostatic charge.
Be gentle with your computer
• Avoid placing any objects (including paper) between the display and the keyboard or the palm rest.
• Your computer display is designed to be opened and used at an angle slightly greater than 90 degrees.
Do not open the display beyond 180 degrees, as this might damage the computer hinge.
• Do not turn your computer over while the ac power adapter is plugged in. This could break the adapter
plug.
Carry your computer properly
• Before moving your computer, be sure to remove any media, turn off attached devices, and disconnect
cords and cables.
• When picking up your open computer, hold it by the bottom. Do not pick up or hold your computer by
the display.
Handle storage media and drives properly
• If your computer comes with an optical drive, do not touch the surface of a disc or the lens on the tray.
• Wait until you hear the CD or DVD click into the center pivot of the drive before closing the tray.
• On your computer, use only optical drives designed for use with the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay.
Note: You can install a 9.5-mm-thick Serial Ultrabay Slim device or a 12.7-mm-thick Serial Ultrabay
Enhanced device in the Serial Ultrabay Enhanced bay.
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• When installing the hard disk drive, solid state drive, or optical drive, follow the instructions shipped with
your hardware, and apply pressure only where needed on the device.
• Turn off your computer if you are replacing the hard disk drive or solid state drive.
• When replacing the primary hard disk drive or solid state drive, reattach the cover of the drive slot.
• Store your external and removable hard disk drive or optical drives in the appropriate containers or
packaging when they are not being used.
• Before you install any of the following devices, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action
reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the device.
– Memory modules
– Mini-PCI cards
– ExpressCards
– Smart cards
– Memory cards, such as SD cards, SDHC cards, SDXC cards, and MultiMediaCards
Note: Not all listed devices are included in your computer.
This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the device.
• While transferring data to or from a flash media card, such as an SD card, do not put your computer into
sleep or hibernation mode before the data transfer is complete; otherwise, your data could become
damaged.
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 or solid state drive.
Care for the fingerprint reader
The following actions could damage the fingerprint reader or cause it not to work properly:
• Scratching the surface of the reader with a hard, pointed object.
• Scraping the surface of the reader with your fingernail or anything hard.
• Using or touching the reader with a dirty finger.
If you notice any of the following conditions, gently clean the surface of the reader with a dry, soft, lint-free
cloth:
• The surface of the reader is dirty or stained.
• The surface of the reader is wet.
• The reader often fails to enroll or authenticate your fingerprint.
Register your computer
• Register your ThinkPad computer with Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com/register. This can help
authorities return your computer to you if it is lost or stolen. Registering your computer also enables
Lenovo to notify you about possible technical information and upgrades.
Be sure not to modify your computer
• Only an authorized ThinkPad repair technician should disassemble and repair your computer.
• Do not modify or tape the latches to keep the display open or closed.
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Cleaning the cover of your computer
Occasionally clean your computer by doing the following:
1. Prepare a mixture of a gentle kitchen-use detergent (one that does not contain abrasive powder or
strong chemicals such as acid or alkaline). Use 5 parts water to 1 part detergent.
2. Absorb the diluted detergent into a sponge.
3. Squeeze excess liquid from the sponge.
4. Wipe the cover with the sponge, using a circular motion and taking care not to let any excess liquid drip.
5. Wipe the surface to remove the detergent.
6. Rinse the sponge with clean running water.
7. Wipe the cover with the clean sponge.
8. Wipe the surface again with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
9. Wait for the surface to dry completely and remove any fibers from the cloth.
Cleaning your computer keyboard
To clean the computer keyboard, do the following:
1. Apply some isopropyl rubbing alcohol to a soft, dust-free cloth.
2. Wipe each keytop surface with the cloth. Wipe the keys one by one; if you wipe several keys at a time,
the cloth might hook onto an adjacent key and possibly damage it. Make sure that no liquid drips onto
or between the keys.
3. Allow to dry.
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.
Note: Avoid spraying cleaner directly onto the display or the keyboard.
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.
2. Wipe or dust the stain gently with a soft, dry cloth.
3. If the stain remains, moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with water or a 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and
water that does not contain impurities.
4. Wring out as much of the liquid as you can.
5. Wipe the display again; do not let any liquid drip into the computer.
6. Be sure to dry the display before closing it.
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Chapter 10. Troubleshooting computer problems
This chapter provides information on what to do if you experience a problem with your computer.
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“Diagnosing problems” on page 135
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“Troubleshooting” on page 135
Diagnosing problems
If you experience problems with your computer, use the Lenovo Solution Center program as a starting
point for solving them.
Notes:
• The Lenovo Solution Center program is available only on models preinstalled with the Windows 7
operating system. It also can be downloaded from http://www.lenovo.com/diagnose.
• If you are using other Windows operating system rather than Windows 7, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/diagnose for the latest information on diagnostics for your computer.
The Lenovo Solution Center program enables you to troubleshoot and resolve computer problems. It
combines diagnostic tests, system information collection, security status, and support information, along
with hints and tips for maximum system performance.
When you are setting up your computer, the Lenovo Solution Center program prompts you to create recovery
media, which you can use to restore the hard disk drive to the factory default state. For more information,
see “Creating and using a recovery media” on page 63.
To run the Lenovo Solution Center program on the Windows 7 operating system, see “Accessing
ThinkVantage applications on the Windows 7 operating system” on page 15.
For additional information, refer to the Lenovo Solution Center help system.
Note: If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running the program, save and print
the log files created by the program. You will need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical
support representative.
Troubleshooting
If your computer has an error, it typically displays a message or an error code, or a beep sounds when
you turn it on. When you experience a problem, refer to the corresponding sections in this topic to try to
solve the problem by yourself.
Computer stops responding
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
If your computer is completely unresponsive (you cannot use the UltraNav pointing device or the keyboard),
do the following:
1. Press and hold the power button until the computer turns off. After the computer is turned off, restart by
pressing the power button. If the computer does not turn on, continue with step 2.
Note: Do not remove the battery and the ac power adapter to reset the computer.
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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. If the computer does not turn back on, continue with step 3.
Note: Once the computer starts up and enters the Windows environment, use the proper shutdown
procedure to turn the computer off. Once the computer is off, reattach the battery and restart the
computer. If the computer does not start with the battery reattached, remove the battery and again
start with step 2. If the computer starts with ac power but does not start when the battery is attached,
call the Customer Support Center for support.
3. While the computer is off, remove all sources of power (battery and the ac power adapter). Remove all
external devices that are attached to your computer (keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner, and so on).
Repeat step 2. If step 2 is unsuccessful, continue with step 4.
Note: The following steps involve removing static sensitive components from your computer. Make sure
that you are properly grounded and remove all sources of power attached to the computer. If you are
uncomfortable or unsure about removing components please call the Customer Support Center for
assistance.
4. While the computer is off, remove all sources of power and external hardware. Remove any non-original
memory module added to your computer. After removing the extra memory module and reseating the
original memory module, repeat step 2. If the computer still does not turn on, consult the user manual
for other customer-replaceable components that are attached to your computer.
If the computer still does not start up, call the Customer Support Center and a Customer Support Specialist
will assist you.
Spills on the keyboard
With a mobile computer, there are increased chances of spilling liquids on the keyboard. Because most
liquids conduct electricity, liquid spilled on the keyboard could create numerous short circuits, potentially
causing irreparable damage to your computer.
If you spill something on your computer:
Attention: Be sure that no liquid creates a short circuit between you and the ac power adapter (if in use).
Although you might lose some data or work by turning off the computer immediately, leaving the computer
on might make your computer unusable.
1. Carefully unplug the ac power adapter immediately.
2. Turn off the computer immediately. If the computer does not turn off, remove the battery. The more
quickly you stop the current from passing through the computer the more likely you will reduce damage
from short circuits.
3. Wait until you are certain that all the liquid is dry before turning on your computer.
Note: If you want to replace your keyboard, purchase a new one.
Error messages
• Message: 0177: Bad SVP data, stop POST task.
Solution: Checksum of the supervisor password in the EEPROM is not correct. The system board
should be replaced. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0183: Bad CRC of Security Settings in EFI Variable. Enter ThinkPad Setup.
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.
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• Message: 0187: EAIA data access error
Solution: The access to EEPROM is failed. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0188: Invalid RFID Serialization Information Area
Solution: The EEPROM checksum is not correct (block # 0 and 1). The system board should be replaced,
and the box serial number needs to be reinstalled. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0189: Invalid RFID configuration information area
Solution: The EEPROM checksum is not correct (block # 4 and 5). The system board should be replace,
and the UUID needs to be reinstalled. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0190: Critical low-battery error
Solution: The computer turned off, because the battery is low. Connect the ac power adapter to the
computer and charge the battery, or replace the battery with a fully charged one.
• Message: 0191: System Security - Invalid remote change requested
Solution: The system configuration change has failed. Confirm the operation and try again. To clear the
error, enter ThinkPad Setup.
• Message: 0199: System Security - Security password retry count exceeded.
Solution: This message is displayed if you enter a wrong supervisor password more than three times.
Confirm the supervisor password and try again. To clear the error, enter ThinkPad Setup.
• Message: 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card.
Solution: The mini PCI Express network card is not supported on this computer. Remove it.
• Message: 1820: More than one external fingerprint readers are attached.
Solution: Power off and remove all but the reader that you set up within your main operating system.
• Message: 2000: ThinkVantage Active Protection sensor diagnostics failed.
Solution: ThinkVantage Active Protection sensor is not working correctly. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)
Solution: The hard disk is not working. Have the hard disk serviced.
• Message: 2101: Detection error on HDD1 (Ultrabay HDD)
Solution: The hard disk is not working. Have the hard disk serviced.
• Message: 2102: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)
Solution: The Mini SATA device is not working. Have the Mini SATA device serviced.
• Message: 2110: Read error on HDD0 (Main HDD)
Solution: The hard disk is not working. Have the hard disk serviced.
• Message: 2111: Read error on HDD1 (Ultrabay HDD)
Solution: The hard disk is not working. Have the hard disk serviced.
• Message: 2112: Read error on HDD2 (Mini SATA)
Solution: The Mini SATA device is not working. Have the Mini SATA device serviced.
• Message: 2200: Machine Type and Serial Number are invalid.
Solution: Machine Type and Serial Number are invalid. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 2201: Machine UUID is invalid.
Solution: Machine UUID is invalid. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: Fan error
Solution: Cooling fan has failed. Shut down the computer immediately and have the computer serviced.
• Message: Thermal sensing error
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Solution: The thermal sensor has problem. Shut down the computer immediately and have the computer
serviced.
• Message: This system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. The
system will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Press the ESC key to continue.
Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and
provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use.
Solution: Replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system. If you still see the same
error message, contact with Lenovo service to have the computer serviced.
• Message: 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. Press the ESC key to continue.
Solution: Replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system. If you still see the same
error message, contact with Lenovo service to have the computer serviced.
Errors without messages
• Problem: My screen keeps blanking when I do not want it to.
Solution: You can disable any system timers, such as the LCD turn-off timer or the blank timer by
doing the following:
1. Start Power Manager.
2. Click the Power plan tab, and then select Maximum Performance from the predefined power plans.
• Problem: When I turn on the computer, nothing is displayed on the screen and the computer does not
beep while starting up.
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.
– 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.
– The brightness level of the screen is appropriately set.
If a power-on password is set:
– Press any key to display the prompt for the power-on password.
– Type the correct password and press Enter.
If these items are correctly set, and the screen remains blank, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: When I turn on the computer, only a white cursor is displayed on a blank screen.
Solution: If you have modified a partition on your hard disk drive by using partition software, information
about that partition, or the master boot record might have been destroyed.
1. Turn off the computer, and then turn it on again.
2. If you still see only the cursor on the screen, do the following:
– If you have used the partition software, examine the partition on the hard disk drive by using the
software, and recover the partition if required.
– Use either the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the recovery discs to restore the system
to the factory state.
If the problem persists, have the computer serviced.
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• Problem: My screen goes blank while the computer is on.
Solution: Your screen saver or power management might have been enabled. Do either of the following:
– Touch the TrackPoint pointing device or the touch pad, or press a key to exit the screen saver.
– Press the power button to resume from sleep or hibernation.
Beep errors
Table 9. Beep errors
Problem
Solution
One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three
more short beeps, and one short beep
Make sure that memory modules are installed correctly. If
they are, and you still hear the beeps, have the computer
serviced.
Three short beeps, pause, one short beep, pause, one
more short beep, and three short beeps
PCI resource allocation failure. Power off the computer
and remove the device from the ExpressCard Slot. If the
beeps persist, have the computer serviced.
One long and two short beeps
The video function has a problem. Have the computer
serviced.
Four cycles of four short beeps
Shut down the computer immediately and have the
computer serviced.
Five short beeps
The system board has a problem. Have the computer
serviced.
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. See “Replacing and installing a memory module” on page 80.
2. Check for error messages during startup.
Follow the appropriate corrective actions for power-on self-test (POST) error messages. See “Error
messages” on page 136.
3. Verify that the latest UEFI for your model has been installed.
4. Verify the proper memory configuration and compatibility including the maximum memory size and the
memory speed. See “Replacing and installing a memory module” on page 80.
5. Run diagnostic programs. See “Diagnosing problems” on page 135.
Networking problems
The following are the most common networking problems:
Ethernet problems
• Problem: Your computer cannot connect to the network.
Solution: Make sure that:
– The cable is installed correctly.
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The network cable must be securely connected both to the Ethernet connector of your computer and
to the RJ45 connector of the hub. The maximum allowable distance from the computer to hub is
100 meters. If the cable is connected and the distance is within acceptable limits but the problem
persists, try a different cable.
– You are using the correct device driver. To install correct driver, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager. If you are prompted
for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. If the exclamation mark ! is displayed next to the adapter name under Network adapters, you
might not be using the correct driver or the driver might have been disabled. To update the driver,
right-click the highlighted adapter.
3. Click Update Driver Software, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
– The switch port and the adapter have the same duplex setting.
If you configured the adapter for full duplex, make sure that the switch port also is configured for
full duplex. Setting the wrong duplex mode can degrade performance, cause data loss, or result in
lost connections.
– You have installed all networking software that is necessary for your network environment.
Check with your LAN administrator for the necessary networking software.
• Problem: The adapter stops working for no apparent reason.
Solution: The network driver files might be corrupt or missing. Update the driver by referring to the above
solution for the procedure to make sure that the correct device driver is installed.
• Problem: If your computer is a Gigabit Ethernet model and you use a speed of 1000 Mbps, the
connection fails or errors occur.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. 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.
Solution:
– Try another cable.
– Make sure that the link partner is set to auto-negotiate.
– Make sure that the switch is 802.3ab-compliant (gigabit over copper).
A wireless LAN problem
Problem: You cannot connect to the network using the built-in wireless network card.
Solution: Make sure that your wireless LAN driver is the latest version. Check the Web site and confirm that
the driver version supported by the Access Connections program is the latest documented in the readme file.
Make sure that your computer is within range of a wireless access point.
Make sure that the wireless radio is enabled by double-clicking the Access Connections icon on the taskbar.
Note: If you are using the Windows 7 operating system, click the triangular icon on the taskbar to show
hidden icons. The Access Connections icon is displayed. For more information about the icon, refer to
the Access Connections help information system.
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Check the Network Name (SSID) and your encryption information. Use the Access Connections program to
verify this case-sensitive information.
A wireless WAN problem
Problem: A message is displayed indicating that an unauthorized WAN card is installed.
Solution: The WAN card is not supported on this computer. Remove it.
Note: Depending on your computer, some models do not have a wireless WAN card.
Bluetooth problems
Note: Check your connection anytime and make sure that no other Bluetooth-enabled device is searching for
the device to which you want to connect. Simultaneous searching is not allowed in the Bluetooth connection.
• Problem: Sound does not come from the Bluetooth headset/headphone but comes from the local
speaker even though the Bluetooth headset/headphone is connected using a Headset profile or AV profile.
Solution: Do the following:
1. Exit the application that uses the sound device (for example, Windows Media Player).
2. Open Control Panel by clicking Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Sound ➙
Playback.
3. If you are using a Headset profile, select Bluetooth Hands-free Audio and click the Set Default
button. If you are using an AV profile, select Stereo Audio and click the Set Default button.
4. Click OK to close the Sound window.
• Problem: PIM items sent from the Windows 7 operating system cannot be received correctly into the
address book of any other Bluetooth-enabled device.
Solution: The Windows 7 operating system sends PIM items in XML format, but most Bluetooth-enabled
devices handle PIM items in vCard format. If another Bluetooth-enabled device can receive a file through
Bluetooth, a PIM item sent from the Windows 7 might be saved as a file with the extension .contact.
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. 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:
– When the computer is turned on
– When the computer resumes normal operation
– When the TrackPoint pointing device is kept pressed for a long time
– When the temperature changes
• Problem: The TrackPoint pointing device or touch pad does not work.
Solution: Make sure that the TrackPoint pointing device or touch pad is enabled in the UltraNav Device
Setting window.
Keyboard problems
• Problem: All or some keys on the keyboard do not work.
Solution: If an external numeric keypad is connected:
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1. Turn off the computer.
2. Remove the external numeric keypad.
3. Turn on the computer and try using the keyboard again.
If the keyboard problem is resolved, carefully reconnect the external numeric keypad and the external
keyboard. Make sure that you have seated the connectors correctly.
If the problem persists, make sure that the correct device driver is installed by doing the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel. Change the view of Control Panel from Category to Large icons or
Small icons.
2. Click Keyboard.
3. Select the Hardware tab. In the Device Properties pane, make sure that you see this message:
Device Status: This device is working properly.
If keys on the keyboard still do not work, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: All or some keys on the external numeric keypad do not work.
Solution: Make sure that the external numeric keypad is correctly connected to the computer.
Problems with the display and multimedia devices
This topic includes the most common problems with displays and multimedia devices, including the
computer display, the external monitor, audio devices, and the optical drive.
Computer screen problems
• Problem: The screen is blank.
Solution: Do the following:
– Press Fn+F7 to bring up the image.
– If you are using the ac power adapter, or using the battery and the battery status indicator is on (is
green), press Fn+F9 to make the screen brighter.
– If the sleep status indicator is on (is green), press Fn to resume from the sleep mode.
– 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.
– The monitor type is correct.
To check these settings, do the following:
1. Right-click on the desktop, and click Personalize.
2. Click Display at the left.
3. Select Change display settings. Check whether the screen resolution is correctly set.
4. Click Advanced Settings.
5. Click the Adapter tab.
6. Make sure that the correct device driver name is shown in the adapter information window.
Note: The device driver name depends on the video chip that has been installed on your computer.
7. Click the Properties button. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type
the password or provide confirmation. Check the Device status box and make sure that the device
is working correctly. If not, click the Troubleshoot button and follow the instructions on the screen.
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8. Click the Monitor tab. Check whether the color quality is correctly set, and make sure that the other
information also is correct.
9. Click the Properties button. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type
the password or provide confirmation. Check the Device status box and make sure that the device
is working correctly. If not, click the Troubleshoot button and follow the instructions on the screen.
• Problem: Incorrect characters are displayed on the screen.
Solution: Did you install the operating system or application program correctly? If they are installed and
configured correctly, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: The screen stays on even after you turn off your computer.
Solution: Press and hold the power button for four seconds or more to turn off your computer; then
turn it on again.
• Problem: Missing, discolored, or bright dots appear on the screen every time you turn on your computer.
Solution: This is an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT technology. Your computer display contains
multiple thin-film transistors (TFTs). A small number of missing, discolored, or bright dots on the screen
might exist all the time.
External monitor problems
• Problem: The external monitor is blank.
Solution: To bring up the image, press Fn+F7 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. Reconnect the external monitor to your computer.
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.
– If the external monitor supports a lower resolution than the computer display, view output on the
external monitor only. (If you view output on both the computer display and the external monitor,
the external monitor screen will be blank or distorted.)
• Problem: You cannot set a higher resolution than the present one on your external monitor.
Solution: Make sure that the monitor type and other information is correct. If necessary, update the
monitor driver. See “Setting the external monitor type” on page 38.
• 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.
– Make sure that an appropriate refresh rate is selected by doing the following:
1. Connect the external monitor to the monitor connector, and then connect the monitor to an
electrical outlet.
2. Turn on the external monitor and the computer.
3. Right-click on the desktop, and click Screen resolution.
Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, click the Detect button.
4. Click the icon for the desired monitor (the Monitor-2 icon is for the external monitor).
5. Click Advanced Settings.
6. Click the Monitor tab.
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7. Select the correct screen refresh rate.
• Problem: Wrong characters are displayed on the screen.
Solution: Did you follow the correct procedure when installing the operating system or application
program? If you did, have the external monitor serviced.
• Problem: The Extend desktop function does not work.
Solution: Enable the Extend desktop function. See “Using the Extend desktop function” on page 40.
• Problem: If you use the Extend desktop function, you cannot set a higher resolution or higher refresh
rate on the secondary display.
Solution: Change the resolution and the color depth to lower settings for the primary display. Refer
to the solution to the above problem.
• 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 application, and then change the
display output location.
• Problem: The screen position on the external monitor is incorrect when that monitor is set for a high
resolution.
Solution: Sometimes, when you use a high resolution such as 1600x1200, the image is shifted to left or
right on the screen. To correct this, first make sure that your external monitor supports the display mode
(the resolution and the refresh rate) that you have set. If it does not, set a display mode that the monitor
supports. If it does support the display mode you have set, go to the setup menu for the monitor itself
and adjust the settings there. Usually the external monitor has buttons for access to the setup menu. For
details, see the documentation that comes with the monitor.
Audio problems
• Problem: Wave or MIDI sound does not play correctly.
Solution: Make sure that the built-in audio device is configured correctly.
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel.
2. Click Hardware and Sound.
3. Click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
4. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers.
5. Make sure that the Realtek HD Audio driver is enabled and configured correctly:
• Problem: Sound does not come from a headphone or a speaker, or your computer cannot record sounds.
Solution: To switch from one device to another (for example, from a speaker to a headphone, or from
an external microphone to a built-in microphone), do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound.
2. Click the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon.
3. Make sure that you are in MULTI-STREAM mode in the Audio Director window.
4. In the Volume Mixer window, select the device you want-for example, speakers.
5. Play any sound via a music program (for example, Windows Media Player). Make sure that sound
comes from speakers now.
6. Then, if you would like to switch to a headphone, close the music program.
7. Go to the Volume Mixer window. Then select another device, which is now the headphone.
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8. Play any sound via the music program. Make sure that sound comes from a headphone attached
directly to the system.
For more information, refer to the help information system of Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Note: In the Volume Mixer window of Realtek HD Audio Manager, a check mark by the entry for a device,
such as speakers for a playback device, or a built-in microphone for a recording device, shows that
the device has been selected.
• Problem: Recordings made using the microphone input are not loud enough.
Solution: Make sure that the Microphone Boost function is turned on and set by doing the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound.
2. Click Sound.
3. Click the Recording tab in the Sound window.
4. Select Microphone, and click the Properties button.
5. Click the Levels tab, and move the Microphone Boost slider upwards.
6. Click OK.
Note: For details about controlling volume, refer to your Windows online help.
• Problem: A volume or balance slider cannot be moved.
Solution: The slider might be grayed out. This means that its position is fixed by the hardware and
cannot be changed.
• Problem: The volume sliders do not stay in place when some audio applications are used.
Solution: It is normal for the sliders to change position when certain sound applications are used. The
applications are aware of the settings in the Volume Mixer window and are allowed to change the settings
themselves. An example is the Windows Media Player. Usually the application has sliders available
to control the sound from within the application.
• Problem: The balance slider cannot completely mute one channel.
Solution: The control is designed to compensate for minor differences in balance and does not
completely mute either channel.
• Problem: The sound cannot be turned off completely even if you set the Master volume control at
minimum.
Solution: You still can hear some sound even though you have set the Master volume control at minimum.
To turn off the sound completely, go to the Master volume control and select Mute speakers.
• Problem: When you connect a headphone to your computer while playing sound, a speaker does not
produce sound.
Solution: Once the headphone is attached, the streaming is automatically redirected to it. If you want to
listen to sound from the speakers again, be sure to set those speakers as the default device. For details,
refer to the help information system for Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Fingerprint reader problems
• Problem: The surface of the reader is dirty, stained, or wet.
Solution: Gently clean the surface of the reader with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
• Problem: The reader often fails to enroll or authenticate your fingerprint.
Solution: If the surface of the reader is dirty, stained, or wet, gently clean the surface of the reader
with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
For tips on how to maintain the fingerprint reader, see “Using the fingerprint reader” on page 58.
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Battery and power problems
This topic contains instructions on troubleshooting battery and power problems.
Battery problems
• Problem: The battery pack cannot be fully charged in the standard charge time when the computer is
powered off.
Solution: The battery pack might be over-discharged. Do the following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Make sure that the over-discharged battery pack is in the computer.
3. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and let it charge.
If a quick charger is available, use it to charge the over-discharged battery pack.
If the battery pack cannot be fully charged in 24 hours, use a new battery pack.
• Problem: Your computer shuts down before the battery status indicator shows empty, or your computer
operates after the battery status indicator shows empty.
Solution: Discharge and recharge the battery pack.
• Problem: The operating time for a fully charged battery pack is short.
Solution: Discharge and recharge the battery pack. If your battery operating time is still short, use a
new battery pack.
• Problem: The computer does not operate with a fully charged battery pack.
Solution: The surge protector in the battery pack might be active. Turn off the computer for one minute to
reset the protector; then turn on the computer again.
• 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.
This system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. The system
will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries.
Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and
provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use.
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.
Solution: Do the following:
1. Make sure that the connection of the ac power adapter is correct. For instructions on connecting the ac
power adapter, see Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide that comes with your computer.
2. If the connection of the ac power adapter is correct, turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power
adapter and remove the main battery.
3. Reinstall the battery and reconnect the ac power adapter, then turn on the computer.
4. If the power adapter icon still is not displayed on the taskbar and the ac power indicator does not light
up, have the ac power adapter and your computer serviced.
Note: If you are using the Windows 7 operating system, to display the power adapter (power plug) icon,
click the triangular icon on the taskbar.
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Power problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
If your computer is getting no power at all, check the following items:
1. Verify the power button LED. Refer to “Status indicators” on page 8. The power button is illuminated
whenever the computer is on.
2. Check all power connections. Remove any power strips and surge protectors to connect the ac power
adapter directly to the ac power outlet.
3. Inspect the ac power adapter. Check for any physical damage, and make sure that the power cable is
firmly attached to the adapter brick and the computer.
4. Verify the ac power source is working by attaching another device to the outlet.
5. Remove the computer from a ThinkPad port replicator or docking station. Refer to “Detaching a
ThinkPad port replicator or docking station” on page 107.
6. Remove all devices and then test for system power with minimal devices attached.
a. Disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
b. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
c. Remove the battery, memory module, PCI Express Mini Cards, Ultrabay device, hard disk drive or
solid state drive or mSATA solid state drive. See Chapter 6 “Replacing devices” on page 69.
d. Wait for 30 seconds, and then reinstall the memory module and the known good battery or the ac
power adapter to test the computer with minimal devices attached first.
e. Reinstall each device one at a time that you have removed in the earlier steps.
If your computer does not run on battery power, check the following items:
1. Remove and reseat the battery to make sure that it is properly connected. See “Replacing the battery”
on page 70.
2. Swap batteries with another similar model, if available.
If another similar ThinkPad model is available, then verify that the battery pack works in the other
computer and that the battery pack for the other model works in this computer.
3. Verify the battery-status indicator. Refer to “Power status indicators” on page 9.
The battery-status indicator is normally illuminated whenever the battery is installed and the computer is
on, or the ac power adapter is connected and the battery is charging. This indicator might be blinking or
solid in either orange or green color depending on the status of the battery.
A power button problem
Problem: The system does not respond, and you cannot turn off the computer.
Solution: Turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button for 4 seconds or more. If the
system is still not reset, remove the ac power adapter and the battery.
Startup problems
Print these instructions now and keep them with your computer for reference later.
If you receive an error message before the operating system loads, follow the appropriate corrective actions
for power-on self-test (POST) error messages. See “Error messages” on page 136.
If you receive an error message while the operating system is loading the desktop configuration after the
POST is completed, check the following items:
• Go to the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support and search for the error message.
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• Go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage at http://support.microsoft.com/ and search for the error
message.
Sleep and hibernation problems
• Problem: The computer enters sleep mode unexpectedly.
Solution: If the microprocessor overheats, the computer automatically enters sleep mode to allow the
computer to cool and to protect the microprocessor and other internal components. Check the settings
for sleep mode, using Power Manager.
• Problem: The computer enters sleep mode (the sleep indicator turns on) immediately after the power-on
self-test.
Solution: Make sure that:
– The battery is charged.
– The operating temperature is within the acceptable range. Refer to “Operating environment” on page
14.
If the battery is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: A critical low-battery error occurs, and the computer immediately turns off.
Solution: The battery power is getting low. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and plug it
into an electrical outlet, or replace the battery with a charged one.
• Problem: The computer display remains blank after you press Fn to return from sleep mode.
Solution: Check whether an external monitor was disconnected or turned off while the computer was
in sleep mode. If you disconnected or turned off the external monitor, connect it or turn it on before
resuming the computer from the sleep mode. When resuming the computer from the sleep mode without
attaching the external monitor or turning it on, and the computer display remains blank, press Fn+F7 to
bring up the computer display.
• Problem: The computer does not return from sleep mode, or the sleep indicator stays on and the
computer does not work.
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 sleep indicator.
– If the sleep indicator is on, your computer is in sleep mode. Connect the ac power adapter to the
computer; then press Fn.
– If the sleep indicator is off, your computer is in hibernation mode or power-off state. 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. In this case, you need to reset the computer. If you have not saved your
data, it might be lost. To reset the computer, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds or more. If
the system is still not reset, remove the ac power adapter and the battery.
• Problem: Your computer does not enter sleep or hibernation mode.
Solution: Check whether any option has been selected to disable your computer from entering sleep
or hibernation mode.
If your computer tries to enter sleep mode but the request is rejected, the device attached to the USB
connector might have been disabled. If this occurs, do a hot-unplug-and-plug operation for the USB
device.
• Problem: The battery discharges slightly while the computer is in hibernation mode.
Solution: If the wakeup function is enabled, the computer consumes a small amount of power. This is not
a defect. For details, refer to “Power-saving modes” on page 31.
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Problems with drives and other storage devices
This section includes three drive problems which are hard disk drive, solid state drive, and optical drive.
Hard disk drive problems
• Problem: The hard disk drive makes a rattling noise intermittently.
Solution: The rattling noise might be heard:
– When the hard disk drive begins or finishes getting access to data.
– When you carry the hard disk drive.
–
When you carry your computer.
This is a normal characteristic of a hard disk drive and is not a defect.
• Problem: The hard disk drive does not work.
Solution: On the Boot menu of ThinkPad Setup, make sure that the hard disk drive is on the Boot priority
order list. If it is on the Excluded from boot order list, it is disabled. Select the entry for it on the list
and press Shift+1 to move it back to the Boot priority order list.
• Problem: After setting a hard disk password on the hard disk drive of the computer, you moved the drive
to another computer. Now you cannot unlock the hard disk password.
Solution: Your computer supports an enhanced password algorithm. Computers older than yours might
not support such a security function.
A solid state drive problem
Problem: When you compress files or folders by use of the data compression function in Windows, and then
decompress them, the process of writing to or reading from the files or folders is slow.
Solution: Apply the disk defragmentation tool in Windows for faster access to the data.
Optical drive problems
• Problem: The optical drive, such as a CD, DVD, or CD-RW drive, does not work.
Solution: Make sure that the computer is turned on and a CD, DVD, or CD-RW is properly loaded on the
center pivot of the drive. (You should hear a click.)
Make sure that the drive connector is firmly connected to the computer. If you use an option that has a bay
for installing the drive, make sure that the option is firmly connected to the computer and works properly.
Make sure that the drive tray is firmly closed.
Make sure that the device drivers are correctly installed.
• Problem: You hear a noise from the drive when the CD, DVD, or CD-RW disc is spinning.
Solution: If the disc is not correctly loaded on the center pivot of the drive, it might rub against the drive
cover and make a noise. Make sure that the disc is loaded correctly in the drive.
• Problem: The tray does not open even if you press the eject button.
Solution: When your computer is not turned on, pressing the eject button does not cause the drive tray
to open. Make sure that the computer is turned on and that the drive connector is firmly connected
to the computer.
If the tray still does not open, make sure that the computer is running, and insert the end of a straightened
paper clip into the emergency eject hole. The tray will open.
• Problem: An optical medium, such as a CD, DVD, or CD-RW disc cannot be read.
Solution: Make sure that the CD, DVD, or CD-RW disc is not dirty. If it is, clean it with a cleaner kit.
Test another CD, DVD, or CD-RW disc. If the computer can read the other disc, the first disc might be
defective.
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Make sure that the disc is loaded on the center pivot of the drive with the label side up. (You should
hear a click.)
Make sure that the disc is in one of the following formats:
– Music CD
– CD-ROM or CD-ROM XA
– Multisession photo CD
– Video CD
– DVD-ROM (DVD-video)
• Problem: The computer cannot play a CD, or the sound quality is not good.
Solution: Be sure that the disc meets the standards for your country. Usually, a disc that meets the local
standards is marked with a CD logo on the label. If you use a disc that does not meet these standards, we
cannot guarantee that it will play, or that, if it does play, the sound quality will be good.
• Problem: The HD DVD tab in the WinDVD8 program is dimmed and I cannot use it.
Solution: Your computer does not support an HD DVD drive.
A software problem
Problem: An application does not run correctly.
Solution: Make sure that the problem is not being caused by the application.
Check that your computer has the minimum required memory to run the application. Refer to the manuals
supplied with the application.
Check the following:
• The application is designed to operate with your operating system.
• Other applications run correctly on your computer.
• The necessary device drivers are installed.
• The application works when it is run on some other computer.
If an error message is displayed while you are using the application program, refer to the manuals supplied
with the application.
If the application still does not run correctly, contact your place of purchase or a service representative
for help.
Problems with ports and connectors
The following are the most common problems with ports and connectors.
A USB problem
Problem: A device connected to the USB connector does not work.
Solution: Open the Device Manager window. Make sure that the USB device setup is correct, and that the
assignment of computer resource and the installation of the device driver are correct. To open the Device
Manager window, click Start ➙ Control Panel ➙ Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager. If you are
prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Refer to “Diagnosing problems” on page 135 for a diagnostic test of the USB connector.
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A docking station or port replicator problem
Problem: The computer does not start when you try to turn it on, and does not respond when you try to
resume operation.
Solution: Make sure that:
• The ac power adapter is connected to the docking station or the port replicator.
• The indicator of the docking station is on.
• The computer is securely attached to the docking station or the port replicator.
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Chapter 11. Getting support
This chapter provides information about getting help and support from Lenovo.
•
“Before you contact Lenovo” on page 153
•
“Getting help and service” on page 153
•
“Purchasing additional services” on page 155
Before you contact Lenovo
Often, you can solve your computer problems by referring to the information in the explanations of error
codes, running diagnostic programs, or by consulting the Lenovo Web site.
Registering your computer
Register your computer with Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com/register. For more information, see “Register
your computer” on page 21.
Downloading system updates
Downloading updated software might resolve problems you experience with your computer.
To download updated software, go to the following Web site and follow the instructions on the screen:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Recording information
Before you talk to a Lenovo representative, record the following important information about your computer.
Recording problem symptoms and details
Collect the answers to the questions below before you call for help. Then, you will be able to get help
as quickly as possible.
• What is the problem? Is it continuous or intermittent?
• Is there an error message? What is the error code, if any?
• What operating system are you using? Which version?
• Which software applications were running at the time of the problem?
• Can the problem be reproduced? If so, how?
Recording system information
The serial number label is on the bottom of your computer. Record the machine type and the serial number.
• What is the name of your Lenovo product?
• What is the machine type?
• What is the serial number?
Getting help and service
If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about Lenovo products, you
will find a wide variety of sources available from Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information
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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.
Information about your computer and preinstalled software, if any, is available in the documentation that
comes with your computer. That documentation includes printed books, online books, readme files, and
help files. In addition, information about Lenovo products is available on the World Wide Web.
Microsoft Service Packs are the latest software source for Windows product updates. They are available
through Web download (connection charges might apply) or through disc. For more specific information and
links, go to http://www.microsoft.com. Lenovo offers technical assistance with installation of, or questions
related to, Service Packs for your Lenovo-preloaded Microsoft Windows product. For information, contact
the Customer Support Center.
Using diagnostic programs
Many computer problems can be solved without outside assistance. If you experience a problem with your
computer, the first place to start is the troubleshooting information of your computer documentation. If you
suspect a software problem, see the documentation, including readme files and help information systems,
that comes with the operating system or application program.
ThinkPad notebook computers come with a set of diagnostic programs that you can use to help you identify
hardware problems. See “Diagnosing problems” on page 135 for instructions on using the diagnostic
programs.
The troubleshooting information or the diagnostic programs might tell you that you need additional or
updated device drivers or other software. You can get the latest technical information and download device
drivers and updates from the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support.
Lenovo support Web site
Technical support information is available on the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This Web site is updated with the latest support information such as the following:
• Drivers and software
• Diagnostic solutions
• Product and service warranty
• Product and parts details
• User guides and manuals
• Knowledge base and frequently asked questions
Calling Lenovo
If you have tried to correct the problem yourself and still need help, during the warranty period, you can
get help and information by telephone through the Customer Support Center. The following services are
available during the warranty period:
• Problem determination - Trained personnel are available to assist you with determining if you have a
hardware problem and deciding what action is necessary to fix the problem.
• Lenovo hardware repair - If the problem is determined to be caused by Lenovo hardware under warranty,
trained service personnel are available to provide the applicable level of service.
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• Engineering change management - Occasionally, there might be changes that are required after a product
has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller, if authorized by Lenovo, will make selected Engineering Changes
(ECs) that apply to your hardware available.
The following items are not covered:
• Replacement or use of parts not manufactured for or by Lenovo or nonwarranted parts
•
•
•
•
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Note: All warranted parts contain a 7-character identification in the format FRU XXXXXXX.
Identification of software problem sources
Configuration of UEFI BIOS as part of an installation or upgrade
Changes, modifications, or upgrades to device drivers
Installation and maintenance of network operating systems (NOS)
Installation and maintenance of application programs
For the terms and conditions of the Lenovo Limited Warranty that applies to your Lenovo hardware product,
see “Warranty information” in the Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide that comes with your computer.
If possible, be near your computer when you make your call in case the technical assistance representative
needs to help you resolve a computer problem. Ensure that you have downloaded the most current drivers
and system updates, run diagnostics, and recorded information before you call. When calling for technical
assistance, have the following information available:
• Machine type and model
• Serial numbers of your computer, monitor, and other components, or your proof of purchase
• Description of the problem
• Exact wording of any error messages
• Hardware and software configuration information for your system
Telephone numbers
For a list of the Lenovo Support phone numbers for your country or region, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone or refer to the Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide that comes with
your computer.
Note: Phone numbers are subject to change without notice. The latest phone numbers are available at
http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone. If the number for your country or region is not provided, contact
your Lenovo reseller or Lenovo marketing representative.
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.
For more information about these services, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html
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Appendix A. Regulatory information
Wireless related information
Wireless interoperability
Wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card is designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that
is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Complementary Code Keying (CCK), and/or
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) radio technology, and is compliant to:
• The 802.11b/g Standard, 802.11a/b/g or 802.11n draft 2.0 on Wireless LANs, as defined and approved by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• The Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Your Bluetooth card is compliant with Bluetooth Specification 4.0 as defined by the Bluetooth Special
Interest Group SIG. It support the following profiles:
• Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
• Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP)
• Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP)
• A/V Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
• Basic Imaging Profile (BIP)
• Basic Printing Profile (BPP)
• Dial-Up Networking Profile (DUN)
• File Transfer Profile (FTP)
• Generic Access Profile (GAP)
• Generic A/V Distribution Profile (GAVDP)
• Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP)
• Headset Profile (HSP)
• Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
• Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
• Message Access Profile (MAP)
• Object Exchange Protocol (OBEX)
• Object Push Profile (OPP)
• Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
• 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
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• Battery Status Profile
Usage environment and your health
Integrated wireless cards emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy like other radio devices. However, the
level of energy emitted is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like
for example mobile phones.
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.
In some situation or environment, the use of integrated wireless cards might be restricted by the proprietor
of the building or responsible representatives of the organization. These situations and areas might for
example include:
• Using the integrated wireless cards on board of airplanes, in hospitals or near petrol stations, blasting
areas (with electro-explosive devices), medical implants or body-worn electronic medical devices, such
as pace makers.
• In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or
identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless devices in a specific organization (such as
airport or hospital), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use integrated wireless cards prior to
turning on the computer.
Location of the UltraConnect wireless antennas
ThinkPad models feature an integrated diversity antenna system built into the display for optimal reception,
enabling wireless communication wherever you are.
1
2
Wireless
Wireless
3 Wireless
4 Wireless
5 Wireless
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WAN antenna (Auxiliary)
LAN antenna (Auxiliary)
LAN antenna (MIMO)
LAN antenna (Main)
WAN antenna (Main)
Locating wireless regulatory notices
For more information about the wireless regulatory notices, refer to the Regulatory Notice shipped with your
computer.
If your computer is shipped without the Regulatory Notice, you can find it on the Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadUserGuides
Export classification notice
This product is subject to the United States Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and has an Export
Classification Control Number (ECCN) of 4A994.b. It can be re-exported except to any of the embargoed
countries in the EAR E1 country list.
Electronic emissions notices
The following information refers to ThinkPad T530, T530i, and W530, machine type 2359, 2392, 2393, 2394,
2429, 2430, 2434, 2436, 2438, 2439, 2441, 2447, 2449, and 2463.
Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, might cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• 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.
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party:
Lenovo (United States) Incorporated
1009 Think Place - Building One
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone Number: 919-294-5900
Industry Canada Class B emission compliance statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the
approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. Lenovo cannot
accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a non-recommended
modification of the product, including the installation of option cards from other manufacturers.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Information Technology
Equipment according to European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class B equipment were derived
for typical residential environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed
communication devices.
German Class B compliance statement
Deutschsprachiger EU Hinweis:
Hinweis für Geräte der Klasse B EU-Richtlinie zur Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Schutzanforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG (früher 89/336/EWG) zur
Angleichung der Rechtsvorschriften über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten
und hält die Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse B ein.
Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu
betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der Lenovo empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden.
Lenovo übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt
ohne Zustimmung der Lenovo verändert bzw. wenn Erweiterungskomponenten von Fremdherstellern ohne
Empfehlung der Lenovo gesteckt/eingebaut werden.
Deutschland:
Einhaltung des Gesetzes über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Betriebsmitteln
Dieses Produkt entspricht dem „Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Betriebsmitteln“
EMVG (früher „Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten“). Dies ist die Umsetzung der
EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG (früher 89/336/EWG) in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit
von Betriebsmitteln, EMVG vom 20. Juli 2007 (früher Gesetz über die elektromagnetische
Verträglichkeit von Geräten), bzw. der EMV EG Richtlinie 2004/108/EC (früher 89/336/EWG), für
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.
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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
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Appendix B. WEEE and recycling statements
Lenovo encourages owners of information technology equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment
when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in
recycling their IT products. Information on product recycling offerings can be found on Lenovo's Internet site
at http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/.
EU WEEE statements
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) mark applies only to countries within the European
Union (EU) and Norway. Appliances are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC
concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Directive determines the framework for
the return and recycling of used appliances as applicable throughout the European Union. This label is
applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather reclaimed upon
end of life per this Directive.
Users of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the WEEE marking per Annex IV of the WEEE
Directive must not dispose of end of life EEE as unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework
available to them for the return, recycle, recovery of WEEE and minimize any potential effects of EEE on
the environment and human health due to the presence of hazardous substances. For additional WEEE
information go to: http://www.lenovo.com/recycling.
Battery recycling information for Japan
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. Computers and monitors are categorized as industrial waste and should be properly disposed
of by an industrial waste disposal contractor certified by a local government. In accordance with the Law
for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, Lenovo Japan provides, through its PC Collecting and
Recycling Services, for the collecting, reuse, and recycling of disused computers and monitors. For details,
visit the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/services_warranty/jp/ja/recycle/pcrecycle/.
Pursuant to the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, the collecting and recycling of
home-used computers and monitors by the manufacturer was begun on October 1, 2003. This service
is provided free of charge for home-used computers sold after October 1, 2003. For details, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/services_warranty/jp/ja/recycle/personal/.
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Disposing of Lenovo computer components
Some Lenovo computer products sold in Japan may have components that contain heavy metals or other
environmental sensitive substances. To properly dispose of disused components, such as a printed circuit
board or drive, use the methods described above for collecting and recycling a disused computer or monitor.
Disposing of disused lithium batteries from Lenovo computers
A button-shaped lithium battery is installed on the system board of your Lenovo computer to provide power
to the computer clock while the computer is off or disconnected from the main power source. If you want to
replace it with a new one, contact your place of purchase or ask for a repair service provided by Lenovo. If
you have replaced it by yourself and want to dispose of the disused lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape,
contact your place of purchase, and follow their instructions. If you use a Lenovo computer at home and
need to dispose of a lithium battery, you must comply with local ordinances and regulations.
Disposing of disused battery packs from Lenovo notebook computers
Your Lenovo notebook computer has a lithium ion battery pack or a nickel metal hydride battery pack. If
you are a company employee who uses a Lenovo notebook computer and need to dispose of a battery
pack, contact the proper person in Lenovo sales, service, or marketing, and follow that person's instructions.
You also can refer to the instructions at http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.
If you use a Lenovo notebook computer at home and need to dispose of a battery pack, you
must comply with local ordinances and regulations. You also can refer to the instructions at
http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.
Battery recycling information for Brazil
Declarações de Reciclagem no Brasil
Descarte de um Produto Lenovo Fora de Uso
Equipamentos elétricos e eletrônicos não devem ser descartados em lixo comum, mas enviados à pontos de
coleta, autorizados pelo fabricante do produto para que sejam encaminhados e processados por empresas
especializadas no manuseio de resíduos industriais, devidamente certificadas pelos orgãos ambientais, de
acordo com a legislação local.
A Lenovo possui um canal específico para auxiliá-lo no descarte desses produtos. Caso você possua
um produto Lenovo em situação de descarte, ligue para o nosso SAC ou encaminhe um e-mail para:
reciclar@lenovo.com, informando o modelo, número de série e cidade, a fim de enviarmos as instruções
para o correto descarte do seu produto Lenovo.
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Battery recycling information for European Union
Notice: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU).
Batteries or packaging for batteries are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2006/66/EC
concerning batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. The Directive determines the
framework for the return and recycling of used batteries and accumulators as applicable throughout the
European Union. This label is applied to various batteries to indicate that the battery is not to be thrown
away, but rather reclaimed upon end of life per this Directive.
In accordance with the European Directive 2006/66/EC, batteries and accumulators are labeled to indicate
that they are to be collected separately and recycled at end of life. The label on the battery may also
include a chemical symbol for the metal concerned in the battery (Pb for lead, Hg for mercury, and Cd for
cadmium). Users of batteries and accumulators must not dispose of batteries and accumulators as unsorted
municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to customers for the return, recycling, and
treatment of batteries and accumulators. Customer participation is important to minimize any potential
effects of batteries and accumulators on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of
hazardous substances. For proper collection and treatment, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/recycling
Battery recycling information for United States and Canada
Appendix B. WEEE and recycling statements
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Appendix C. ENERGY STAR model information
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department
of Energy aimed at saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and
practices.
Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR qualified designation. Lenovo
computers of the following machine types, if the ENERGY STAR mark is affixed, have been designed and
tested to conform to the ENERGY STAR program requirements for computers.
2359, 2392, 2393, 2394, 2429, 2430, 2434, 2436, 2438, 2439, 2441, 2447, 2449, and 2463
By using ENERGY STAR qualified products and taking advantage of the power-management features
of your computer, you can help reduce the consumption of electricity. Reduced electrical consumption
can contribute to potential financial savings, a cleaner environment, and the reduction of greenhouse gas
emissions.
For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to: http://www.energystar.gov
Lenovo encourages you to make efficient use of energy an integral part of your day-to-day operations. To
help in this endeavor, Lenovo has preset the following power-management features to take effect when your
computer has been inactive for a specified length of time:
Power plan: Energy Saver (settings when plugged into ac power)
• Turn off the display: After 10 minutes
• Put the computer into sleep: After 20 minutes
• Advanced power settings:
– Turn off hard disks: After 15 minutes
– Hibernate: Never
To awaken your computer from sleep mode, press the Fn key on your keyboard. For more information about
these settings, see the 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. To disable the setting of
Wake on LAN for sleep mode, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ Control panel.
2. Click Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager.
3. In the Device Manager window, expand Network adapters.
4. Right-click your network adapter device, and click Properties.
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5. Click the Power Management tab.
6. Clear the Allow this device to wake the computer check box.
7. Click OK.
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Appendix D. Notices
Lenovo may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in all countries. Consult
your local Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your
area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that
Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service
that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead. However, it is the user's
responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any other product, program, or service.
Lenovo may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter described in this
document. The furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents. You can send
license inquiries, in writing, to:
Lenovo (United States), Inc.
1009 Think Place - Building One
Morrisville, NC 27560
U.S.A.
Attention: Lenovo Director of Licensing
LENOVO PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow
disclaimer of express or implied warranties in certain transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply
to you.
This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically
made to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated in new editions of the publication.
Lenovo may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this
publication at any time without notice.
The products described in this document are not intended for use in implantation or other life support
applications where malfunction may result in injury or death to persons. The information contained in this
document does not affect or change Lenovo product specifications or warranties. Nothing in this document
shall operate as an express or implied license or indemnity under the intellectual property rights of Lenovo
or third parties. All information contained in this document was obtained in specific environments and is
presented as an illustration. The result obtained in other operating environments may vary.
Lenovo may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without
incurring any obligation to you.
Any references in this publication to non-Lenovo Web sites are provided for convenience only and do not in
any manner serve as an endorsement of those Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of
the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment. Therefore, the result
obtained in other operating environments may vary significantly. Some measurements may have been
made on development-level systems and there is no guarantee that these measurements will be the same
on generally available systems. Furthermore, some measurements may have been estimated through
extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their
specific environment.
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Trademarks
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UltraNav
Intel and Intel SpeedStep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in
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Microsoft, Windows, Bing, BitLocker, and Internet Explorer are trademarks of the Microsoft group of
companies.
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property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the
world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited.
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