Lenovo THINKPAD T520 Operation & User’s Manual

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  • UserGuide

    ThinkPadT520,T520i,andW520

  • Notes:Beforeusingthisinformationandtheproductitsupports,besuretoreadthefollowing:

    •SafetyandWarrantyGuide

    •RegulatoryNotice

    •“Importantsafetyinformation”onpagevi

    •AppendixC“Notices”onpage273

    TheSafetyandWarrantyGuideandtheRegulatoryNoticehavebeenuploadedontheWebsite.Toreferto

    them,gotohttp://support.lenovo.comandclickUserGuides&Manuals.Thenfollowtheinstructionson

    thescreen.

    ThirdEdition(May2012)

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012.

    LIMITEDANDRESTRICTEDRIGHTSNOTICE:IfdataorsoftwareisdeliveredpursuantaGeneralServicesAdministration

    “GSA”contract,use,reproduction,ordisclosureissubjecttorestrictionssetforthinContractNo.GS-35F-05925.

  • Contents

    Readthisrst..............v

    Importantsafetyinformation..........vi

    Conditionsthatrequireimmediateaction..vii

    Safetyguidelines............vii

    Chapter1.ProductOverview......1

    Locatingcomputercontrols,connectors,and

    indicators..................1

    Frontview................2

    Right-sideview..............6

    Left-sideview..............8

    Bottomview..............10

    Rearview...............12

    Statusindicators............14

    Locatingimportantproductinformation.....17

    Machinetypeandmodellabel.......17

    FCCIDandICCerticationnumberlabel..18

    CerticateofAuthenticitylabel......19

    Features.................20

    Specications...............21

    Operatingenvironment...........22

    ThinkVantageTechnologiesandsoftware....22

    AccessingapplicationsinWindows7....23

    AccessConnections..........24

    ActiveProtectionSystem.........24

    ClientSecuritySolution.........25

    ColorSensorUtility...........25

    FingerprintSoftware...........25

    LenovoSolutionCenter.........25

    LenovoThinkVantageTools........26

    LenovoThinkVantageToolbox.......26

    MessageCenterPlus..........26

    PasswordManager...........27

    PowerManager............27

    RecoveryMedia............27

    PresentationDirector..........27

    RescueandRecovery..........27

    SimpleTap..............28

    SystemUpdate............28

    ThinkVantageGPS...........28

    ThinkVantageProductivityCenter.....28

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer...29

    Registeryourcomputer...........29

    Frequentlyaskedquestions.........29

    Specialkeysandbuttons..........31

    ThinkVantagebutton..........31

    Numerickeypad............32

    Functionkeycombinations........33

    Volumeandmutebuttons........36

    WindowskeyandApplicationkey.....38

    UsingtheUltraNavpointingdevice.......39

    UsingtheTrackPointpointingdevice....40

    Usingthetouchpad...........41

    BehavioroftheUltraNavandanexternal

    mouse................42

    AddingtheUltraNavicontothesystemtray.42

    Touchpanel..............43

    Powermanagement............44

    Checkingbatterystatus.........44

    Usingtheacpoweradapter........44

    Chargingthebattery..........45

    Maximizingbatterylife..........45

    Managingyourbatterypower.......45

    Power-savingmodes..........45

    Handlingthebattery...........47

    Connectingtothenetwork..........49

    Ethernetconnections..........49

    Wirelessconnections..........49

    Usingthebuilt-inmodem.........57

    Presentationsandmultimedia.........77

    Changingdisplaysettings........77

    Connectingaprojectororexternaldisplay..78

    Settingupapresentation.........82

    Usingdualdisplays...........83

    UsingtheNVIDIAOptimusGraphicsfeature...84

    Usingacolorprole............85

    Usingaudiofeatures............85

    Usinganintegratedcamera.........86

    UsingtheThinkLightfeature.........87

    Usingtheopticaldrive...........87

    Usingthemediacardreader.........87

    InsertinganExpressCard,aashmediacard,

    orasmartcard.............88

    RemovinganExpressCard,aashmedia

    card,orasmartcard..........89

    Chapter3.Youandyourcomputer..91

    Accessibilityandcomfort..........91

    Ergonomicinformation..........91

    Adjustingyourcomputertotyou.....92

    Accessibilityinformation.........93

    FullScreenMagnierfunction.......93

    Travelingwithyourcomputer.........94

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    i

  • Traveltips...............94

    Travelaccessories...........94

    Chapter4.Security..........97

    Attachingamechanicallock.........97

    Usingpasswords..............97

    Passwordsandsleep(standby)mode....98

    Typingpasswords...........98

    Power-onpassword...........98

    Harddiskpasswords..........99

    Supervisorpassword..........101

    Harddisksecurity.............103

    Settingthesecuritychip...........104

    Usingangerprintreader..........105

    Noticeondeletingdatafromyourharddiskdrive

    orsolidstatedrive.............109

    Usingandunderstandingrewalls.......109

    Protectingdataagainstviruses........109

    Chapter5.Recoveryoverview...111

    Creatingandusingrecoverymedia......111

    Creatingrecoverymedia.........112

    Usingrecoverymedia..........112

    Performingbackupandrecoveryoperations...113

    Performingabackupoperation......113

    Performingarecoveryoperation......113

    UsingtheRescueandRecoveryworkspace...114

    Creatingandusingarescuemedium......115

    Creatingarescuemedium........115

    Usingarescuemedium.........116

    Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsanddevice

    drivers..................116

    Solvingrecoveryproblems..........117

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices....119

    Staticelectricityprevention..........119

    Replacingthebattery............119

    Replacingthebackupbattery.........124

    Replacingtheharddiskdrive.........126

    Replacingthekeyboard...........130

    Replacingmemory.............135

    Replacingmemory(T520andT520i)....135

    Increasingorreplacingmemory(W520)...139

    InstallingandreplacingthemSATAsolidstate

    drive...................148

    InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCard

    forwirelessLAN/WiMAXconnection......151

    InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCard

    forwirelessWANconnection.........160

    ReplacingtheSIMcard...........164

    Replacingthesolidstatedrive........166

    ReplacingtheUltrabaydevice........170

    Chapter7.Enhancingyour

    computer..............171

    FindingThinkPadoptions..........171

    UsingtheserialUltrabayenhanced......171

    Performingahotswap..........171

    Performingawarmswap.........172

    Insertingtheharddiskdriveintothe

    adapter................174

    Insertingtheharddiskdriveadapterintothe

    bay.................176

    ThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMini

    DockSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,

    andThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)..177

    Frontview...............178

    Rearview...............181

    AttachingaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,

    ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPadMini

    DockPlusSeries3,orThinkPadMiniDock

    PlusSeries3(170W)..........185

    DetachingaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries

    3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMini

    DockPlusSeries3(170W)........188

    Securityfeature............190

    Usingthesystemlockkey........192

    Chapter8.Advanced

    conguration............193

    Installinganewoperatingsystem.......193

    Beforeyoubegin............193

    InstallingWindows7..........194

    InstallingWindowsVista.........195

    InstallingWindowsXP..........196

    Installingdevicedrivers...........199

    Installingthedriverfor4-in-1mediacard

    reader................199

    InstallingthedriverforUSB3.0......199

    InstallingThinkPadMonitorFileforWindows

    2000/XP/Vista/7............199

    ThinkPadSetup..............201

    Congmenu..............202

    Dateandtimemenu...........203

    Securitymenu.............203

    Startupmenu.............204

    Restartmenu.............206

    ThinkPadSetupitems..........206

    UpdatingyoursystemUEFIBIOS.....216

    Usingsystemmanagement..........217

    Systemmanagement..........217

    Settingmanagementfeatures.......218

    Chapter9.Preventingproblems..221

    Generaltipsforpreventingproblems......221

    iiUserGuide

  • Makingsuredevicedriversarecurrent.....222

    GettingthelatestdriversfromtheWebsite..222

    GettingthelatestdriversusingSystem

    Update................222

    Takingcareofyourcomputer.........222

    Cleaningthecoverofyourcomputer....225

    Chapter10.Troubleshooting

    computerproblems.........227

    Diagnosingproblems............227

    Troubleshooting..............228

    Computerstopsresponding.......228

    Spillsonthekeyboard..........229

    Errormessages............229

    Errorswithoutmessages.........231

    Beeperrors..............232

    Memoryproblems...........233

    Modemandnetworking.........233

    Keyboardandotherpointingdevices....240

    Displayandmultimediadevices......241

    Fingerprintreaderproblems........251

    Batteryandpower...........251

    Drivesandotherstoragedevices.....255

    Softwareproblems...........257

    Portsandconnectors..........257

    Chapter11.Gettingsupport....259

    BeforeyoucontactLenovo..........259

    Registeryourcomputer.........259

    Downloadsystemupdates........259

    Recordinformation...........259

    Gettinghelpandservice...........260

    Usingdiagnosticprograms........260

    LenovoSupportWebsite.........260

    CallingLenovo.............260

    Purchasingadditionalservices........261

    AppendixA.Regulatory

    information.............263

    Wirelessrelatedinformation.........263

    LocationoftheUltraConnectwireless

    antennas...............264

    Locatingwirelessregulatorynotices....265

    Exportclassicationnotice..........265

    Electronicemissionnotices..........265

    FederalCommunicationsCommission

    DeclarationofConformity........266

    IndustryCanadaClassBemissioncompliance

    statement...............266

    EuropeanUnion-Compliancetothe

    ElectromagneticCompatibilityDirective...266

    GermanClassBcompliancestatement...267

    KoreaClassBcompliancestatement....267

    JapanVCCIClassBcompliancestatement..267

    Japancompliancestatementforproducts

    whichconnecttothepowermainswith

    ratedcurrentlessthanorequalto20Aper

    phase................267

    Lenovoproductserviceinformationfor

    Taiwan................268

    AppendixB.WEEEandrecycling

    statements.............269

    ImportantWEEEInformation.........269

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforJapan.....269

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforBrazil.....270

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforTaiwan.....270

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforEuropean

    Union..................271

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforUnitedStatesand

    Canada.................271

    AppendixC.Notices.........273

    Trademarks................274

    AppendixD.RestrictionofHazardous

    SubstancesDirective(RoHS)....275

    ChinaRoHS................275

    TurkishRoHS...............275

    UkraineRoHS...............275

    IndiaRoHS................276

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

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  • ivUserGuide

  • Readthisrst

    Besuretofollowtheimportanttipsgivenheretocontinuetogetthemostuseandenjoymentoutofyour

    computer.Failuretodosomightleadtodiscomfortorinjury,orcauseyourcomputertofail.

    Whenyourcomputeristurnedonorthebatteryischarging,thebase,thepalm

    rest,andsomeotherpartsmaybecomehot.Thetemperaturetheyreach

    dependsontheamountofsystemactivityandthelevelofchargeinthebattery.

    Extendedcontactwithyourbody,eventhroughclothing,couldcause

    discomfortorevenaskinburn.

    •Avoidkeepingyourhands,yourlap,oranyotherpartofyourbodyin

    contactwithahotsectionofthecomputerforanyextendedtime.

    •Periodicallytakehandsfromusingthekeyboardbyliftingyourhandsfrom

    thepalmrest.

    Protectyourselffromtheheatgeneratedbytheacpoweradapter.

    Whentheacpoweradapterisconnectedtoanelectricaloutletandyour

    computer,itgeneratesheat.

    Extendedcontactwithyourbody,eventhroughclothing,maycauseaskin

    burn.

    •Donotplacetheacpoweradapterincontactwithanypartofyourbody

    whileitisinuse.

    •Neveruseittowarmyourbody.

    Preventyourcomputerfromgettingwet.

    •Toavoidspillsandthedangerofelectricalshock,keepliquidsawayfrom

    yourcomputer.

    Protectthecablesfrombeingdamaged.

    Applyingstrongforcetocablesmaydamageorbreakthem.

    •Routecommunicationlines,orthecablesofanacpoweradapter,amouse,a

    keyboard,aprinter,oranyotherelectronicdevice,sothattheycannotbe

    walkedon,trippedover,pinchedbyyourcomputerorotherobjects,orin

    anywaysubjectedtotreatmentthatcouldinterferewiththeoperationof

    yourcomputer.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    v

  • Protectyourcomputeranddatawhenmovingit.

    Beforemovingacomputerequippedwithaharddiskdrive,dooneofthe

    following,andmakesurethatthepowerswitchisofforisblinking:

    •Turnitoff.

    •PressFn+F4toputitinsleep(standby)mode

    •PressFn+F12toputitinhibernationmode.

    Thiswillhelptopreventdamagetothecomputer,andpossiblelossofdata.

    Handleyourcomputergently.

    •Donotdrop,bump,scratch,twist,hit,vibrate,push,orplaceheavyobjectson

    yourcomputer,display,orexternaldevices.

    Carryyourcomputercarefully.

    •Useaqualitycarryingcasethatprovidesadequatecushioningandprotection.

    •Donotpackyourcomputerinatightlypackedsuitcaseorbag.

    •Beforeputtingyourcomputerinacarryingcase,makesurethatitisoff,insleep

    (standby)mode(Fn+F4),orinhibernationmode(Fn+F12).Donotputacomputer

    inacarryingcasewhileitisturnedon.

    Importantsafetyinformation

    Note:Readimportantsafetyinformationrst.

    Thisinformationcanhelpyousafelyuseyournotebookpersonalcomputer.Followandretainallinformation

    includedwithyourcomputer.Theinformationinthisdocumentdoesnotalterthetermsofyourpurchase

    agreementortheLenovo

    ®

    LimitedWarranty.Formoreinformation,see“WarrantyInformation”intheSafety

    andWarrantyGuidecomeswithyourcomputer.

    Customersafetyisimportant.Ourproductsaredevelopedtobesafeandeffective.However,personal

    computersareelectronicdevices.Powercords,poweradapters,andotherfeaturescancreatepotential

    safetyrisksthatcanresultinphysicalinjuryorpropertydamage,especiallyifmisused.Toreducethese

    risks,followtheinstructionsincludedwithyourproduct,observeallwarningsontheproductandinthe

    operatinginstructions,andreviewtheinformationincludedinthisdocumentcarefully.Bycarefullyfollowing

    theinformationcontainedinthisdocumentandprovidedwithyourproduct,youcanhelpprotectyourself

    fromhazardsandcreateasafercomputerworkenvironment.

    Note:Thisinformationincludesreferencestopoweradaptersandbatteries.Inadditiontonotebook

    computers,someproducts(suchasspeakersandmonitors)shipwithexternalpoweradapters.Ifyouhave

    suchaproduct,thisinformationappliestoyourproduct.Inaddition,computerproductscontainacoin-sized

    internalbatterythatprovidespowertothesystemclockevenwhenthecomputerisunplugged,sothe

    batterysafetyinformationappliestoallcomputerproducts.

    viUserGuide

  • Conditionsthatrequireimmediateaction

    Productscanbecomedamagedduetomisuseorneglect.Someproductdamageisseriousenough

    thattheproductshouldnotbeusedagainuntilithasbeeninspectedand,ifnecessary,repairedby

    anauthorizedservicer.

    Aswithanyelectronicdevice,paycloseattentiontotheproductwhenitisturnedon.Onveryrare

    occasions,youmightnoticeanodororseeapuffofsmokeorsparksventfromyourproduct.Oryou

    mighthearsoundslikepopping,crackingorhissing.Theseconditionsmightmerelymeanthatan

    internalelectroniccomponenthasfailedinasafeandcontrolledmanner.Or,theymightindicate

    apotentialsafetyissue.However,donottakerisksorattempttodiagnosethesituationyourself.

    ContacttheCustomerSupportCenterforfurtherguidance.ForalistofServiceandSupportphone

    numbers,seethefollowingWebsite:

    http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone

    Frequentlyinspectyourcomputeranditscomponentsfordamageorwearorsignsofdanger.Ifyou

    haveanyquestionabouttheconditionofacomponent,donotusetheproduct.ContacttheCustomer

    SupportCenterortheproductmanufacturerforinstructionsonhowtoinspecttheproductand

    haveitrepaired,ifnecessary.

    Intheunlikelyeventthatyounoticeanyofthefollowingconditions,orifyouhaveanysafetyconcerns

    withyourproduct,stopusingtheproductandunplugitfromthepowersourceandtelecommunication

    linesuntilyoucanspeaktotheCustomerSupportCenterforfurtherguidance.

    •Powercords,plugs,poweradapters,extensioncords,surgeprotectors,orpowersuppliesthatare

    cracked,broken,ordamaged.

    •Signsofoverheating,smoke,sparks,orre.

    •Damagetoabattery(suchascracks,dents,orcreases),dischargefromabattery,orabuildupofforeign

    substancesonthebattery.

    •Acracking,hissingorpoppingsound,orstrongodorthatcomesfromtheproduct.

    •Signsthatliquidhasbeenspilledoranobjecthasfallenontothecomputerproduct,thepowercordor

    poweradapter.

    •Thecomputerproduct,powercord,orpoweradapterhasbeenexposedtowater.

    •Theproducthasbeendroppedordamagedinanyway.

    •Theproductdoesnotoperatenormallywhenyoufollowtheoperatinginstructions.

    Note:Ifyounoticetheseconditionswithaproduct(suchasanextensioncord)thatisnotmanufacturedfor

    orbyLenovo,stopusingthatproductuntilyoucancontacttheproductmanufacturerforfurtherinstructions,

    oruntilyougetasuitablereplacement.

    Safetyguidelines

    Alwaysobservethefollowingprecautionstoreducetheriskofinjuryandpropertydamage.

    Formoreinformation,see“Importantsafetyinformation”intheSafetyandWarrantyGuidecomeswithyour

    computer.

    Serviceandupgrades

    DonotattempttoserviceaproductyourselfunlessinstructedtodosobytheCustomerSupportCenteror

    yourdocumentation.OnlyuseaServiceProviderwhoisapprovedtorepairyourparticularproduct.

    Note:Somecomputerpartscanbeupgradedorreplacedbythecustomer.Upgradestypicallyare

    referredtoasoptions.ReplacementpartsapprovedforcustomerinstallationarereferredtoasCustomer

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

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  • ReplaceableUnits,orCRUs.Lenovoprovidesdocumentationwithinstructionswhenitisappropriatefor

    customerstoinstalloptionsorreplaceCRUs.Youmustcloselyfollowallinstructionswheninstallingor

    replacingparts.TheOffstateofapowerindicatordoesnotnecessarilymeanthatvoltagelevelsinsidea

    productarezero.Beforeyouremovethecoversfromaproductequippedwithapowercord,alwaysmake

    surethatthepoweristurnedoffandthattheproductisunpluggedfromanypowersource.Formore

    informationonCRUs,refertoChapter6“Replacingdevices”onpage119forthisproduct.Ifyouhaveany

    questionsorconcerns,contacttheCustomerSupportCenter.

    Althoughtherearenomovingpartsinyourcomputerafterthepowercordhasbeendisconnected,the

    followingwarningsarerequiredforyoursafety.

    CAUTION:

    Hazardousmovingparts.Keepngersandotherbodypartsaway.

    CAUTION:

    BeforereplacinganyCRUs,turnoffthecomputerandwaitthreetoveminutestoletthecomputer

    coolbeforeopeningthecover.

    Powercordsandpoweradapters

    DANGER

    Useonlythepowercordsandpoweradapterssuppliedbytheproductmanufacturer.

    Thepowercordsshallbesafetyapproved.ForGermany,itshallbeH05VV-F,3G,0.75mm

    2

    ,or

    better.Forothercountries,thesuitabletypesshallbeusedaccordingly.

    Neverwrapapowercordaroundapoweradapterorotherobject.Doingsocanstressthecordin

    waysthatcancausethecordtofray,crack,orcrimp.Thiscanpresentasafetyhazard.

    Alwaysroutepowercordssothattheywillnotbewalkedon,trippedover,orpinchedbyobjects.

    Protectpowercordandpoweradaptersfromliquids.Forinstance,donotleaveyourpowercordor

    poweradapternearsinks,tubs,toilets,oronoorsthatarecleanedwithliquidcleansers.Liquids

    cancauseashortcircuit,particularlyifthepowercordorpoweradapterhasbeenstressedby

    misuse.Liquidsalsocancausegradualcorrosionofpowercordterminalsand/ortheconnector

    terminalsonapoweradapter,whichcaneventuallyresultinoverheating.

    Alwaysconnectpowercordsandsignalcablesinthecorrectorderandensurethatallpowercord

    connectorsaresecurelyandcompletelypluggedintoreceptacles.

    DonotuseanypoweradapterthatshowscorrosionattheACinputpinsorshowssignsof

    overheating(suchasdeformedplastic)attheACinputoranywhereonthepoweradapter.

    viiiUserGuide

  • Donotuseanypowercordswheretheelectricalcontactsoneitherendshowsignsofcorrosionor

    overheatingorwherethepowercordappearstohavebeendamagedinanyway.

    Extensioncordsandrelateddevices

    Ensurethatextensioncords,surgeprotectors,uninterruptiblepowersupplies,andpowerstripsthatyouuse

    areratedtohandletheelectricalrequirementsoftheproduct.Neveroverloadthesedevices.Ifpowerstrips

    areused,theloadshouldnotexceedthepowerstripinputrating.Consultanelectricianformoreinformation

    ifyouhavequestionsaboutpowerloads,powerrequirements,andinputratings.

    Plugsandoutlets

    DANGER

    Ifareceptacle(poweroutlet)thatyouintendtousewithyourcomputerequipmentappearstobe

    damagedorcorroded,donotusetheoutletuntilitisreplacedbyaqualiedelectrician.

    Donotbendormodifytheplug.Iftheplugisdamaged,contactthemanufacturertoobtain

    areplacement.

    Donotshareanelectricaloutletwithotherhomeorcommercialappliancesthatdrawlargeamounts

    ofelectricity;otherwise,unstablevoltagemightdamageyourcomputer,data,orattacheddevices.

    Someproductsareequippedwithathree-prongedplug.Thisplugtsonlyintoagrounded

    electricaloutlet.Thisisasafetyfeature.Donotdefeatthissafetyfeaturebytryingtoinsertitinto

    anon-groundedoutlet.Ifyoucannotinserttheplugintotheoutlet,contactanelectricianforan

    approvedoutletadapterortoreplacetheoutletwithonethatenablesthissafetyfeature.Never

    overloadanelectricaloutlet.Theoverallsystemloadshouldnotexceed80percentofthebranch

    circuitrating.Consultanelectricianformoreinformationifyouhavequestionsaboutpowerloads

    andbranchcircuitratings.

    Besurethatthepoweroutletyouareusingisproperlywired,easilyaccessible,andlocatedclose

    totheequipment.Donotfullyextendpowercordsinawaythatwillstressthecords.

    Besurethatthepoweroutletprovidesthecorrectvoltageandcurrentfortheproductyouare

    installing.

    Carefullyconnectanddisconnecttheequipmentfromtheelectricaloutlet.

    Powersupplystatement

    DANGER

    Neverremovethecoveronapowersupplyoranypartthathasthefollowinglabelattached.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    ix

  • Hazardousvoltage,current,andenergylevelsarepresentinsideanycomponentthathasthislabel

    attached.Therearenoserviceablepartsinsidethesecomponents.Ifyoususpectaproblemwith

    oneoftheseparts,contactaservicetechnician.

    Externaldevices

    CAUTION:

    DonotconnectordisconnectanyexternaldevicecablesotherthanUniversalSerialBus(USB)and

    1394cableswhilethecomputerpowerison;otherwise,youmightdamageyourcomputer.Toavoid

    possibledamagetoattacheddevices,waitatleastvesecondsafterthecomputerisshutdownto

    disconnectexternaldevices.

    Batteries

    DANGER

    PersonalcomputersmanufacturedbyLenovocontainacoincellbatterytoprovidepowerto

    thesystemclock.Inaddition,manymobileproducts,suchasnotebookcomputers,utilizea

    rechargeablebatterypacktoprovidesystempowerwheninportablemode.Batteriessuppliedby

    Lenovoforusewithyourproducthavebeentestedforcompatibilityandshouldonlybereplaced

    withapprovedparts.

    ThissystemdoesnotsupportbatteriesthatarenotgenuineLenovo-madeorauthorized.The

    systemwillcontinuetoboot,butmaynotchargeunauthorizedbatteries.Attention:Lenovohasno

    responsibilityfortheperformanceorsafetyofunauthorizedbatteries,andprovidesnowarranties

    forfailuresordamagearisingoutoftheiruse.

    Neverattempttoopenorserviceanybattery.Donotcrush,puncture,orincineratebatteriesor

    shortcircuitthemetalcontacts.Donotexposethebatterytowaterorotherliquids.Onlyrecharge

    thebatterypackstrictlyaccordingtoinstructionsincludedintheproductdocumentation.

    Batteryabuseormishandlingcancausethebatterytooverheat,whichcancausegassesorame

    to“vent”fromthebatterypackorcoincell.Ifyourbatteryisdamaged,orifyounoticeany

    dischargefromyourbatteryorthebuildupofforeignmaterialsonthebatteryleads,stopusingthe

    batteryandobtainareplacementfromthebatterymanufacturer.

    Batteriescandegradewhentheyareleftunusedforlongperiodsoftime.Forsomerechargeable

    batteries(particularlyLithiumIonbatteries),leavingabatteryunusedinadischargedstatecould

    increasetheriskofabatteryshortcircuit,whichcouldshortenthelifeofthebatteryandcanalso

    poseasafetyhazard.DonotletrechargeableLithium-Ionbatteriescompletelydischargeorstore

    thesebatteriesinadischargedstate.

    Rechargeablebatterynotice

    DANGER

    Donotattempttodisassembleormodifythebatterypack.Attemptingtodosocancausean

    explosion,orliquidleakagefromthebatterypack.Abatterypackotherthantheonespeciedby

    Lenovo,oradisassembledormodiedbatterypackisnotcoveredbythewarranty.

    Iftherechargeablebatterypackisincorrectlyreplaced,thereisdangerofanexplosion.Thebattery

    packcontainsasmallamountofharmfulsubstances.T oavoidpossibleinjury:

    •ReplaceonlywithabatteryofthetyperecommendedbyLenovo.

    xUserGuide

  • •Keepthebatterypackawayfromre.

    •Donotexposeittowaterorrain.

    •Donotattempttodisassembleit.

    •Donotshort-circuitit.

    •Keepitawayfromchildren.

    •Donotdropthebatterypack.

    Donotputthebatterypackintrashthatisdisposedofinlandlls.Whendisposingofthebattery,

    complywithlocalordinancesorregulations.

    Thebatterypackshouldbestoredatroomtemperature,chargedtoapproximately30to50%

    ofcapacity.Werecommendthatbatterypackbechargedaboutonceperyeartoprevent

    overdischarge.

    Lithiumcoincellbatterynotice

    DANGER

    Dangerofexplosionifbatteryisincorrectlyreplaced.

    Whenreplacingthelithiumcoincellbattery,useonlythesameoranequivalenttypethatis

    recommendedbythemanufacturer.Thebatterycontainslithiumandcanexplodeifnotproperly

    used,handled,ordisposedof.

    Donot:

    •Throworimmerseintowater

    •Heattomorethan100°C(212°F).

    •Repairordisassemble

    Disposeofthebatteryasrequiredbylocalordinancesorregulations.

    ThefollowingstatementappliestousersinthestateofCalifornia,U.S.A.

    CaliforniaPerchlorateInformation:

    ProductscontainingCR(manganesedioxide)lithiumcoincellbatteriesmaycontainperchlorate.

    PerchlorateMaterial-specialhandlingmayapply.Goto:

    http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate

    Heatandproductventilation

    DANGER

    Computers,acpoweradapters,andmanyaccessoriescangenerateheatwhenturnedonandwhen

    batteriesarecharging.notebookcomputerscangenerateasignicantamountofheatduetotheir

    compactsize.Alwaysfollowthesebasicprecautions:

    •Whenyourcomputeristurnedonorthebatteryischarging,thebase,thepalmrest,andsome

    otherpartsmaybecomehot.Avoidkeepingyourhands,yourlap,oranyotherpartofyour

    bodyincontactwithahotsectionofthecomputerforanyextendedlengthoftime.Whenyou

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    xi

  • usethekeyboard,avoidkeepingyourpalmsonthepalmrestforaprolongedperiodoftime.

    Yourcomputergeneratessomeheatduringnormaloperation.Theamountofheatdependson

    theamountofsystemactivityandthebatterychargelevel.Extendedcontactwithyourbody,

    eventhroughclothing,couldcausediscomfortorevenaskinburn.Periodicallytakebreaks

    fromusingthekeyboardbyliftingyourhandsfromthepalmrest;andbecarefulnottouse

    thekeyboardforanyextendedlengthoftime.

    •Donotoperateyourcomputerorchargethebatterynearammablematerialsorinexplosive

    environments.

    •Ventilationslots,fansand/orheatsinksareprovidedwiththeproductforsafety,comfort,and

    reliableoperation.Thesefeaturesmightinadvertentlybecomeblockedbyplacingtheproducton

    abed,sofa,carpet,orotherexiblesurface.Neverblock,cover,ordisablethesefeatures.

    •Whentheacpoweradapterisconnectedtoanelectricaloutletandyourcomputer,itgenerates

    heat.Donotplacetheadapterincontactwithanypartofyourbodywhileusingit.Neverusethe

    acpoweradaptertowarmyourbody.Extendedcontactwithyourbody,eventhroughclothing,

    maycauseaskinburn.

    Foryoursafety,alwaysfollowthesebasicprecautionswithyourcomputer:

    •Keepthecoverclosedwheneverthecomputerispluggedin.

    •Regularlyinspecttheoutsideofthecomputerfordustaccumulation.

    •Removedustfromventsandanyperforationsinthebezel.Morefrequentcleaningsmightbe

    requiredforcomputersindustyorhigh-trafcareas.

    •Donotrestrictorblockanyventilationopenings.

    •Donotoperateyourcomputerinsidefurniture,asthismightincreasetheriskofoverheating.

    •Airowtemperaturesintothecomputershouldnotexceed35°C(95°F).

    Electricalcurrentsafetyinformation

    DANGER

    Electriccurrentfrompower,telephone,andcommunicationcablesishazardous.

    Toavoidashockhazard:

    •Donotuseyourcomputerduringalightningstorm.

    •Donotconnectordisconnectanycablesorperforminstallation,maintenance,orreconguration

    ofthisproductduringanelectricalstorm.

    •Connectallpowercordstoaproperlywiredandgroundedelectricaloutlet.

    •Connecttoproperlywiredoutletsanyequipmentthatwillbeattachedtothisproduct.

    •Wheneverpossible,useonehandonlytoconnectordisconnectsignalcables.

    •Neverturnonanyequipmentwhenthereisevidenceofre,water,orstructuraldamage.

    •Disconnecttheattachedpowercords,batterypack,andallthecablesbeforeyouopenthe

    devicecovers,unlessinstructedotherwiseintheinstallationandcongurationprocedures.

    •Donotuseyoucomputeruntilallinternalpartsenclosuresarefastenedintoplace.Neveruse

    thecomputerwheninternalpartsandcircuitsareexposed.

    xiiUserGuide

  • DANGER

    •Connectanddisconnectcablesasdescribedinthefollowingprocedureswheninstalling,

    moving,oropeningcoversonthisproductorattacheddevices.

    Toconnect:

    1.TurneverythingOFF.

    2.First,attachallcablestodevices.

    3.Attachsignalcablestoconnectors.

    4.Attachpowercordstooutlets.

    5.TurndevicesON.

    Todisconnect:

    1.TurneverythingOFF.

    2.First,removepowercordsfromoutlets.

    3.Removesignalcablesfromconnectors.

    4.Removeallcablesfromdevices.

    Thepowercordmustbedisconnectedfromthewalloutletorreceptaclebeforeinstallingallother

    electricalcablesconnectedtothecomputer.

    Thepowercordmaybereconnectedtothewalloutletorreceptacleonlyafterallotherelectrical

    cableshavebeenconnectedtothecomputer.

    Modemsafetyinformation

    DANGER

    ForNorthAmericaType:

    CAUTION:

    Toreducetheriskofre,useonlyNo.26AWGorlarger(forexample,No.24AWG)

    telecommunicationlinecordlistedbyUnderwritersLaboratories(UL)orcertiedbytheCanadian

    StandardsAssociation(CSA).

    Toreducetheriskofre,electricalshock,orinjurywhenusingtelephoneequipment,always

    followbasicsafetyprecautionsasthefollowing:

    •Donotconnectthecabletoordisconnectitfromthetelephoneoutletonthewallduringa

    lightningstorm.

    •Donotinstalltelephonejacksinwetlocations.Donotuseyourcomputernearwater.

    •Donottouchuninsulatedtelephonewiresorterminalsunlessthetelephonelinehasbeen

    disconnectedatthenetworkinterface.

    •Usecautionwheninstallingormodifyingtelephonelines.

    •Donotuseyourcomputerwiththetelephonecableconnectionduringanelectricalstorm.There

    maybearemoteriskofelectricshockfromlightning.

    •Donotuseatelephone(otherthanacordlesstype)duringanelectricalstorm.

    •Donotusethetelephonetoreportagasleakinthevicinityoftheleak.

    •DonotconnectthetelephonecabletotheEthernetconnector.

    Lasercompliancestatement

    CAUTION:

    Whenlaserproducts(suchasCD-ROMs,DVDdrives,beropticdevices,ortransmitters)are

    installed,notethefollowing:

    •Donotremovethecovers.Removingthecoversofthelaserproductcouldresultinexposureto

    hazardouslaserradiation.Therearenoserviceablepartsinsidethedevice.

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    xiii

  • •Useofcontrolsoradjustmentsorperformanceofproceduresotherthanthosespeciedherein

    mightresultinhazardousradiationexposure.

    DANGER

    SomelaserproductscontainanembeddedClass3AorClass3Blaserdiode.Notethefollowing.

    Laserradiationwhenopen.Donotstareintothebeam,donotviewdirectlywithoptical

    instruments,andavoiddirectexposuretothebeam.

    Liquidcrystaldisplay(LCD)notice

    CAUTION:

    TheLCDismadeofglass,androughhandlingordroppingthecomputercancausetheLCDtobreak.

    IftheLCDbreaksandtheinternaluidgetsintoyoureyesoronyourhands,immediatelywashthe

    affectedareaswithwaterforatleast15minutes;ifanysymptomsarepresentafterwashing,get

    medicalcare.

    Usingheadphonesorearphones

    Ifyourcomputerhasbothaheadphoneconnectorandanaudio-outconnector,alwaysusetheheadphone

    connectorforheadphones(alsocalledaheadset)orearphones.

    CAUTION:

    Excessivesoundpressurefromearphonesandheadphonescancausehearingloss.Adjustmentof

    theequalizertomaximumincreasestheearphonesandheadphonesoutputvoltageandthereforethe

    soundpressurelevel.

    Excessiveuseofheadphonesorearphonesforalongperiodoftimeathighvolumecanbedangerousifthe

    outputoftheheadphoneorearphoneconnectorsdonotcomplywithspecicationsofEN50332-2.The

    headphoneoutputconnectorofyourcomputercomplieswithEN50332-2Subclause7.Thisspecication

    limitsthecomputer’smaximumwidebandtrueRMSoutputvoltageto150mV.Tohelpprotectagainst

    hearingloss,ensurethattheheadphonesorearphonesyouusealsocomplywithEN50332-2(Clause7

    limits)forawidebandcharacteristicvoltageof75mV.UsingheadphonesthatdonotcomplywithEN

    50332-2canbedangerousduetoexcessivesoundpressurelevels.

    IfyourLenovocomputercamewithheadphonesorearphonesinthepackage,asaset,thecombinationof

    theheadphonesorearphonesandthecomputeralreadycomplieswiththespecicationsofEN50332-1.

    Ifdifferentheadphonesorearphonesareused,ensurethattheycomplywithEN50332-1(Clause6.5

    LimitationValues).UsingheadphonesthatdonotcomplywithEN50332-1canbedangerousdueto

    excessivesoundpressurelevels.

    Additionalsafetyinformation

    DANGER

    Plasticbagscanbedangerous.Keepplasticbagsawayfrombabiesandchildrentoavoiddanger

    ofsuffocation.

    NoticeforTabletPCusers

    SafetyNoticeforusersinAustralia:

    xivUserGuide

  • DANGER

    Donotconnectphonelinewhileusingtabletmode.

    NoticeforusersintheU.S.A.

    ManyPCproductsandaccessoriescontaincords,cablesorwires,suchaspowercordsorcordstoconnect

    theaccessorytoaPC.Ifthisproducthassuchacord,cableorwire,thenthefollowingwarningapplies:

    WARNING

    Handlingthecordonthisproductorcordsassociatedwithaccessoriessoldwiththisproductwillexpose

    youtolead,achemicalknowntotheStateofCaliforniatocausecancer,andbirthdefectsorother

    reproductiveharm.Washhandsafterhandling.

    Savetheseinstructions.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    xv

  • xviUserGuide

  • Chapter1.ProductOverview

    Thischapterprovidesinformationaboutthelocationsofconnectors,locatingimportantproductinformation,

    computerfeatures,specications,operatingenvironment,andpreinstalledsoftwareprograms.

    Thischaptercontainsthefollowingtopics:

    •“Locatingcomputercontrols,connectors,features,andindicators”onpage1

    •“Locatingimportantproductinformation”onpage17

    •“Features”onpage20

    •“Specications”onpage21

    •“Operatingenvironment”onpage22

    •“ThinkVantageTechnologiesandsoftware”onpage22

    Locatingcomputercontrols,connectors,andindicators

    Thissectionintroducesyoutothehardwarefeaturesofyourcomputer,andthengivesyouthebasic

    informationyou'llneedtostarttakingadvantageofitsfunctions.

    •Front

    •Right-side

    •Left-side

    •Rear

    •Bottom

    •Statusindicators

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    1

  • Frontview

    Figure1.ThinkPadT520,T520i,andW520frontview

    1Computerdisplay2Built-inmicrophone(right)

    3Powerswitch

    4PCIExpressMiniCardslotforwirelessWANormSATA

    solidstatedrive(SSD)

    5PCIExpressMiniCardslotforwirelessLAN/WiMAX6Colorsensor

    7Memory-upgradeslot8TrackPointbuttons

    9TrackPointpointingstick10ThinkVantagebutton

    11Systemandpower-statusindicators12Built-inmicrophone(left)

    13UltraConnectwirelessantenna(left)

    14Integratedcamera

    15ThinkLight

    16UltraConnectwirelessantenna(right)

    17Built-instereospeaker(right)

    18ForwardandBackkeys

    19Fingerprintreader20Bluetoothantenna

    21Touchpad22Touchpadbuttons

    23Fnkey

    24Built-instereospeaker(left)

    25CapsLockindicator

    26Volumecontrolbuttons

    1Computerdisplay

    Thehigh-resolution,thin-lmtransistor(TFT)displayprovidesclearandbrillianttextandgraphics.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Changingdisplaysettings”onpage77.

    2UserGuide

  • 2Built-inmicrophone(right)

    12Built-inmicrophone(left)

    Thebuilt-inmicrophonecapturessoundandvoicewhenitisusedwithanapplicationprogramcapable

    ofhandlingaudio.

    3Powerswitch

    Usethepowerswitchtoturnonthecomputer.Toturnoffyourcomputer,usetheStartmenushutdown

    options.

    Ifyoucannotturnoffthecomputerbythismethod,pressandholdthepowerswitchfor2seconds.

    Ifyourcomputerstopsresponding,andyoucannotturnitoff,pressandholdthepowerswitchfor4seconds

    ormore.Ifthesystemisstillnotreset,removetheacpoweradapterandthebattery.

    ThepowerswitchalsocanbeprogrammedthroughPowerManagertoshutdownthecomputerorputitinto

    sleep(standby)orhibernation.

    4PCIExpressMiniCardslotforwirelessWANormSATAsolidstatedrive(SSD)

    YourcomputermightincludeaPCIExpressMiniCardinthePCIExpressMiniCardslotwhichenables

    wirelessWANcommunications.

    WithLenovotechnologiesadvancingtoprovideyouwiththebestengineeredsystems,somemodelsare

    equippedwithanmSATAsolidstatedrivefordatastorage.

    5PCIExpressMiniCardslotforwirelessLAN/WiMAX

    YourcomputermightincludeaPCIExpressMiniCardinthePCIExpressMiniCardslotwhichenables

    wirelessLAN/WiMAXcommunications.

    6Colorsensor

    Thecolorsensorallowsyoutomeasureandadjustthecoloraccuracyofyourdisplays.Fordetails,referto

    theinstructionsin“ColorSensorUtility”onpage25

    .

    7Memory-upgradeslot

    Youcanincreasetheamountofmemoryinyourcomputerbyinstallingamemorymoduleinthememory

    bay.Memorymodulesareavailableasoptions.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalledanddo

    notreplacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Increasingor

    replacingmemory(W520)”onpage139

    .

    UltraNav

    ®

    8TrackPoint

    ®

    buttons

    9TrackPointpointingstick

    21Touchpad

    22Touchpadbuttons

    ThekeyboardcontainstheuniqueTrackPointpointingdevice.Pointing,selecting,anddraggingareallpart

    ofasingleprocessthatyoucanperformwithoutmovingyourngersfromtypingposition.

    MoveyourngertipacrosstheUltraNavtouchpadtomovethepointer.

    TheTrackPointandtouchpadbuttonsprovidefunctionssimilartothoseofamouseanditsbuttons.

    Chapter1.ProductOverview3

  • 10ThinkVantage

    ®

    button

    PresstheThinkVantagebuttontolaunchtheSimpleTapprogram(forWindows

    ®

    7)ortheThinkVantage

    ProductivityCenterprogram(forWindowsXPandWindowsVista

    ®

    ).

    Note:Dependingonthedatewhenyourcomputerwasmanufactured,yourcomputermighthavethe

    LenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogrampreinstalledinsteadoftheSimpleTapprogramortheThinkVantage

    ProductivityCenterprogram.

    YoualsocanusetheThinkVantagebuttontointerruptthestartupsequenceofyourcomputerandstartthe

    RescueandRecovery

    ®

    workspace.Formoreinformation,see“ThinkVantagebutton”onpage31

    .

    11Systemandpower-statusindicators

    Yourcomputerhasthesystemstatusindicatorsandthepowerstatusindicators.Forthedetailedinformation

    aboutthelocationandmeaningofeachindicator,see“System-statusindicators”onpage14and

    “Power-statusindicators”onpage15

    .

    13UltraConnect™wirelessantenna(left)

    16UltraConnectwirelessantenna(right)

    Thebuilt-inantennasforthewirelesscommunicationarelocatedatthetopleftandthetoprightportionsof

    yourcomputerdisplay.

    Forthespeciclocationsofeachantenna,referto“LocationoftheUltraConnectwirelessantennas”on

    page264.

    14Integratedcamera

    Somemodelshaveanintegratedcamera.Byusingthiscamera,youcantakepicturesorholdavideo

    conference.

    Formoreinformationabouthowtousethecamera,referto“Usinganintegratedcamera”onpage86.

    15ThinkLight

    ®

    Youcanuseyourcomputerunderlessthanperfectlightingconditions.

    Toilluminatethekeyboard,turnontheThinkLightbypressingFn+PgUp.Toturnitoff,pressFn+PgUpagain.

    17Built-instereospeaker(right)

    24Built-instereospeaker(left)

    Thestereospeakersarebuiltintoyourcomputer.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Volumeandmutebuttons”onpage36.

    18ForwardandBackkeys

    TheForwardandBackkeysonyourkeyboardnearthecursor-controlkeysareusedwithyourInternet

    browser,suchasInternetExplorer

    ®

    .Theyfunctionliketheforwardandbackarrowsinthebrowserthat

    moveyoubackandforwardtopagesyouhaveviewedintheorderthatyouopenedthem.

    19Fingerprintreader

    Somemodelshaveangerprintreader.Thengerprintauthenticationtechnologyenablesyoutouseyour

    ngerprinttostartthecomputerandentertheThinkPadSetup.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Usingangerprintreader”onpage105

    .

    4UserGuide

  • 20Bluetoothantenna

    YourcomputerhasIntegratedBluetoothfeatures.

    23Fnkey

    UsetheFnkeytotakeadvantageofThinkPad

    ®

    functions,suchasturningontheThinkLight.Touse

    ThinkPadfunctions,pressFn+therequiredfunctionkeymarkedinblue.

    25CapsLockindicator

    TheindicatorofCapsLockislocatedontheCapsLockkey.

    FormoreinformationaboutCapsLockindicator,see“System-statusindicators”onpage14.

    26Volumecontrolbuttons

    Thebuilt-involumebuttonsenableyoutoquicklyadjustthevolumeormutethesoundfromyourcomputer.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Volumeandmutebuttons”onpage36.

    Chapter1.ProductOverview5

  • Right-sideview

    Figure2.ThinkPadT520,T520i,andW520rightview

    1Securitykeyhole

    2Ethernetconnector

    3SerialUltrabayenhanced4Comboaudiojack

    5ExpressCardslot

    6Mediacardreaderslot

    1Securitykeyhole

    Yourcomputercomeswithasecuritykeyhole.Youcanpurchaseasecuritycableandlocktotthiskeyhole.

    2Ethernetconnector

    ConnectyourcomputertoaLANwiththeEthernetconnector.

    DANGER

    Toavoidtheriskofelectricalshock,donotconnectthetelephonecabletotheEthernetconnector.

    YoucanonlyconnectanEthernetcabletothisconnector.

    Twoindicators,totheupperrightandleftoftheconnector,showthestatusofthenetworkconnection.

    WhenyourcomputerconnectstoaLANandasessionwiththenetworkisavailable,theupperrightindicator

    issolidgreen.Whiledataisbeingtransmitted,theupperleftindicatorblinksyellow.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“AccessConnections”onpage24

    .

    Note:IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries

    3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)anduseanEthernet

    connector,usetheEthernetconnectorontheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDock

    Series3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),nottheone

    onthecomputer.

    6UserGuide

  • 3SerialUltrabay™enhanced

    YourcomputerhasabayforSerialUltrabayEnhanceddevices.Anopticaldriveisinstalledinthebay.

    Note:Youcaninstalla9.5-mm-thickserialUltrabayslimora12.7-mm-thickserialUltrabayenhanced

    deviceintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    4Comboaudiojack

    Tolistentothesoundfromyourcomputer,connectaheadphoneoraheadsetthathasa3.5mm4-pole

    plugtothecomboaudiojack.

    Notes:

    •Ifyouareusingaheadsetwithafunctionswitch,forexample,aheadsetforaniPhone

    ®

    mobiledigital

    device,donotpressthisswitchwhileusingtheheadset.Ifyoupressit,theheadsetmicrophonewill

    bedisabled,andtheinternalmicrophonewillbeenabledinstead.

    •Thecomboaudiojackdoesnotsupportaconventionalmicrophone.Formoreinformationaboutthe

    audiodevicessupportedbythecomboaudiojackofyourcomputerandtheaudiojacksofThinkPad

    MiniDockSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,andThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),

    see“Usingaudiofeatures”onpage85

    .

    5ExpressCardslot

    YourcomputerhasanExpressCardslotfora34mm-widecard.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“UsinganExpressCard,asmartcard,oraashmediaCard”on

    page87

    .

    6Mediacardreaderslot

    Dependingonthemodel,yourcomputermayhaveamediacardreaderslot.Themediacardreader

    supportsthefollowingcards:

    •SDcard

    •SDHCcard

    •SDXCcard

    •MultiMediaCard

    Note:YourcomputerdoesnotsupporttheCPRMfeatureforSDcard.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“UsinganExpressCard,asmartcard,oraashmediacard”on

    page87

    .

    Chapter1.ProductOverview7

  • Left-sideview

    Figure3.ThinkPadT520,T520i,andW520leftview

    1Fanlouvers(left)

    2DisplayPortconnector

    3Monitorconnector

    4USBconnectors(left)

    5USB/eSATAcomboconnector

    6IEEE1394connector

    7Wirelessradioswitch

    8Smartcardslot

    1Fanlouvers(left)

    Theinternalfanandlouversenableairtocirculateinthecomputerandcoolthecentralprocessor.

    Note:Toavoidimpedingairow,donotplaceanyobstacleinfrontofthefan.

    2DisplayPortconnector

    YourcomputersupportstheDisplayPort,anext-generationdigitaldisplayinterfacethatconnectsa

    compatibleprojector,externalmonitor,orHDTVtoyourcomputer.

    3Monitorconnector

    Youcanattachanexternalmonitororaprojectortoyourcomputertodisplaycomputerinformation.

    Note:IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)anduseamonitorconnector,

    usethemonitorconnectorontheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),nottheoneonthecomputer.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Attachinganexternalmonitor”onpage78

    .

    4USBconnectors(left)

    TheUniversalSerialBusconnectorsareusedforconnectingdevicescompatiblewithaUSBinterface,

    suchasaprinteroradigitalcamera.

    Notes:

    8UserGuide

  • •Yourcomputermaylookslightlydifferentfromtheillustrations.

    •YourcomputeriscompatiblewithUSB1.1and2.0.SomemodelsarealsocompatiblewithUSB3.0.

    •IfyourcomputerisaUSB3.0model,anyfunctionspecictoUSB3.0willnotworkuntilyourWindows

    operatingsystemhasbeenstarted.However,USB2.0or1.0deviceswillwork.

    5USB/eSATAcomboconnector

    TheUniversalSerialBusconnectorsareusedforconnectingdevicescompatiblewithaUSBinterface,

    suchasaprinteroradigitalcamera.

    Note:YourcomputeriscompatiblewithUSB1.1and2.0.

    WhenyouattachaUSBcabletotheconnector,makesurethatthemarkistotheupperside.Otherwisethe

    connectormightbedamaged.

    YoucanalsoconnectanexternalSATAdevice,suchasanexternalharddiskdrive,tothisconnector

    onsomemodels.

    Note:Toavoiddamagingtheconnector,becarefulwhenyouattachacablefromtheexternalSATAdevice

    totheconnector.

    6IEEE1394connector

    YourcomputerhasanIEEE1394connector,whichisusedforconnectingdevicesthatarecompatiblewith

    theIEEE1394interface,suchasdigitalvideocamerasandexternalharddiskdrives.

    7Wirelessradioswitch

    Youcanquicklyturnthewirelessfeaturesofyourcomputeronandoffusingthisswitch.

    8Smartcardslot

    Yourcomputerhasasmartcardslot.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“UsinganExpressCard,asmartcard,oraashmediacard”on

    page87.

    Chapter1.ProductOverview9

  • Bottomview

    Figure4.ThinkPadT520,T520i,andW520bottomview

    1SIMcardslot

    2Battery

    3Dockingconnector4Memory-upgradeslot

    5Harddiskdrive(HDD)orsolidstatedrive

    1SIMcardslot

    IfyourcomputerhasawirelessWANfeature,itmayrequireaSIM(SubscriberIdenticationModule)cardto

    establishawirelessWAN(WideAreaNetwork)connections.Dependingonthecountryofdelivery,theSIM

    cardmaybealreadyinstalledintheSIMcardslot.

    2Battery

    Useyourcomputerwithbatterypowerwheneveracpowerisunavailable.

    Byinstallingasecondbattery,availableasanoption,intheserialUltrabayenhanced,youcanextendthe

    operatingtimeofthecomputer.YoucanalsousePowerManagertoadjustyourpowersettingasneeded.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“PowerManager”onpage27

    .

    3Dockingconnector

    WithaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,

    orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),youcanextendthecomputercapabilitieswhenyouarein

    yourofceorathome.

    4Memory-upgradeslot

    Youcanincreasetheamountofmemoryinyourcomputerbyinstallingamemorymoduleinthememory

    bay.Memorymodulesareavailableasoptions.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalledanddo

    notreplacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Increasingor

    replacingmemory(W520)”onpage139

    .

    10UserGuide

  • 5Harddiskdrive(HDD)orsolidstatedrive

    Yourcomputermayhavealarge-capacity,customer-upgradableharddiskdrivethatcanmeetavarietyof

    storagedemands.Tokeepthedrivesafe,ActiveProtectionSystem™isinstalledonyourcomputer.For

    details,referto“ActiveProtectionSystem”onpage24.

    Ifyouwish,youcanpurchaseanotherharddiskdriveandinstallitintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    WithLenovotechnologiesadvancingtoprovideyouwiththebestengineeredsystems,somemodels

    areequippedwithasolidstatedrivefordatastorage.Thiscutting-edgetechnologyenablesnotebook

    computerstobelighter,smallerandfaster.

    Note:Thehiddenservicepartitionisthereasonwhythereislessfreespacethanexpectedonyourhard

    diskdriveorsolidstatedrive.Thisreductionismorenoticeableonthesolidstatedrivebecauseofits

    smallercapacity.

    Chapter1.ProductOverview11

  • Rearview

    Figure5.ThinkPadT520,T520i,andW520rearview

    1AlwaysOnUSBconnector(rear)

    2Modemconnector

    3Powerjack

    4Fanlouvers(rear)

    1AlwaysOnUSBconnector(rear)

    TheUniversalSerialBusconnectorsareusedforconnectingdevicescompatiblewithaUSBinterface,

    suchasaprinteroradigitalcamera.

    Bydefault,evenwhenyourcomputerisinsleep(standby)mode,theAlwaysOnUSBconnectorstillenables

    youtochargesomedevices,suchasiPod

    ®

    andiPhoneandBlackBerry

    ®

    smartphones,byattachingthe

    devicestotheconnector.

    However,withtheacpoweradapterattached,ifyouwanttochargethesedeviceswhenyourcomputer

    isinhibernationmodeorpoweredoff,youwillneedtoopenthePowerManagerprogramandcongure

    correspondingsettingstoenabletheAlwaysOnUSBconnectorfunction.Fordetailsabouthowtoenable

    theAlwaysOnUSBconnectorfunction,refertotheonlinehelpofthePowerManagerprogram.

    Notes:

    •Yourcomputermaylookslightlydifferentfromtheillustrations.

    •YourcomputeriscompatiblewithUSB1.1and2.0.

    2Modemconnector

    Connectyourcomputertoatelephonelinewiththemodemconnector.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Dialupconnections”onpage75

    .

    3Powerjack

    Theacpoweradaptercableconnectstothecomputerpowerjacktoprovidepowertothecomputerand

    chargethebattery.

    12UserGuide

  • 4Fanlouvers(rear)

    Theinternalfanandlouversenableairtocirculateinthecomputerandcoolthecentralprocessor.

    Note:Toavoidimpedingairow,donotplaceanyobstacleinfrontofthefan.

    Chapter1.ProductOverview13

  • Statusindicators

    Yourcomputerhassystem-statusindicatorsandpower-statusindicators.Thestatusindicatorsshowthe

    currentstatusofyourcomputer.

    System-statusindicators

    1DeviceAccess

    Aharddiskdriveoranoptionaldrive,suchasadriveintheUltrabay,isbeingusedtoreadorwritedata.

    Whenthisindicatorisblinking,donotputthecomputerintosleep(standby)mode,removethe

    devicefromthebay,orturnoffthecomputer.

    2PowerOn

    Thepowerswitchstayslitwheneverthecomputerison,blinkswhenthecomputerisinsleep(standby)

    mode,andisoffwhenthecomputerisoff.

    3CapsLock

    CapsLockmodeisenabled.Youcanenterallalphabeticcharacters(A-Z)inuppercasewithoutpressing

    theShiftkey.

    4Numericlock

    Bydefault,whenthenumericlockison,thenumericlockindicatorisdisplayedonthescreen.Tochangethe

    settingsofthenumericlockindicator,see“Changingdisplaysettings”onpage77.

    Note:Anothermodeavailableforyourcomputer,thoughthereisnoindicatorforit,isScrollLockmode.

    Whenthismodeisenabled,thearrowkeyscanbeusedasfunctionkeysforscreen-scrolling,butnotfor

    movingthecursor.Toenableordisablethismode,pressScrLk.Notallapplicationprogramssupport

    thisfunction.

    14UserGuide

  • Power-statusindicators

    1Sleep(standbyinWindowsXP)status

    •Green:Thecomputerisinsleep(standby)mode.

    •Blinkinggreen:Thecomputerisenteringsleep(standby)orhibernationmode,orisresumingnormal

    operation.

    2Batterystatus

    •Green:Thebatteryhasmorethan20%charge.

    •Orange:Thebatteryhasbetween5%and20%charge

    •Fastblinkingorange:Thebatteryhaslessthan5%charge.

    Note:Thebatterymaybecharging.

    •Slowblinkingorange:Thebatteryisbeingcharged.Whenitreaches20%,theblinkingcolorchangesto

    green.

    •Slowblinkinggreen:Thebatteryhasbetween20%and80%charge,andchargingiscontinuing.

    Whenthebatteryreaches80%charge,blinkingstops,butthechargingmaycontinueuntilthebatteryis

    100%charged.

    Note:Ifthecomputerisoperatingonbatterypower,theBatterystatusindicatordoesnotworkwhilethe

    computeristurnedofforisinsleep(standby)modeorhibernationmode.

    •Quickblinkingorange:Anerrorhasbeenoccurredinthebattery.

    •Thebatterystatusindicatorisoff:Thebatteryofyourcomputerisdetached.

    SomemodelsofThinkPadW520notebooksareshippedwithacolorsensor.

    3Colorsensorstatus

    •Green:Calibrationiscomplete.Whenthelidisopened,theindicatorturnsoff.

    •Blinkinggreen:Displaycolorsarebeingcalibrated.

    Chapter1.ProductOverview15

  • 4Bluetoothstatus

    •Green:Thefeatureison,andtheradiolinkisreadyforuse,orthedataisbeingtransmitted.

    •Off:TheBluetoothfeatureisdisabled.

    5WirelessLAN/WirelessWAN/WiMAXstatus

    •Green:ThewirelessLANfeature(the802.11b/gStandard,802.11a/b/gor802.11ndraft2.0),wireless

    WANfeatureorWiMAXfeatureison,andtheradiolinkisreadyforuse,orthedataisbeingtransmitted.

    •Off:Wirelessnetworkdevicesaredisabledortheradioisturnedoff.

    16UserGuide

  • Locatingimportantproductinformation

    Thissectionprovidesinformationtohelpyoulocateyourmachinetypeandmodellabel,FCCIDandIC

    Certicationlabel,andWindowsCerticateofAuthenticity.

    Machinetypeandmodellabel

    Themachinetypeandmodellabelidentiesyourcomputer.IfyoucontactLenovoforhelp,themachine

    typeandmodelnumberwillhelpsupporttechnicianstoidentifyyourcomputerandprovidethehighest

    levelofservice.

    Youcanndthemachinetypeandmodelofyourcomputerinthelabelasshownbelow:

    Chapter1.ProductOverview17

  • FCCIDandICCerticationnumberlabel

    ThereisnoFCCIDorICCerticationnumberforthePCIExpressMiniCardshownontheenclosureof

    yourcomputer.TheFCCIDandICCerticationnumberlabelisafxedonthecardinstalledinthePCI

    ExpressMiniCardslotofyourcomputer.

    IfnointegratedwirelessPCIExpressMiniCardhasbeenpreinstalledinyourcomputer,youcaninstall

    one.Todothis,followtheprocedurein“InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCardforwireless

    LAN/WiMAXconnection”onpage151

    or“InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCardforwireless

    WANconnection”onpage160.

    18UserGuide

  • CerticateofAuthenticitylabel

    TheMicrosoft

    ®

    CerticateofAuthenticitylabelforthepreinstalledoperatingsystemisattached.Printedon

    thislabelaretheproductIDandtheproductkeyinformationforyourcomputer.Recordthisinformation

    andkeepitinasafeplace.Youmightneedthesenumberstostartyourcomputerorreinstalltheoperating

    system.

    TheWindowsCerticateofAuthenticityofyourcomputerisshownasbelow:

    Chapter1.ProductOverview19

  • Features

    Features

    Processor

    •Seethesystempropertiesofyourcomputer.Youcandothisasfollows:ClickStart,right-clickComputer

    (inWindowsXP ,MyComputer);thenfromthepulldownmenuselectProperties.

    Memory

    •Doubledatarate3(DDR3)synchronousdynamicrandomaccessmemory

    –ThinkPadT520:2slots

    –ThinkPadT520i:2slots

    –ThinkPadW520:4slots

    Note:ForThinkPadW520withdual-coreprocessormodels,twoofthefourslotsarepreinstalled

    withDummyDIMMcards.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Increasingorreplacingmemory

    (W520)”onpage139

    .

    Storagedevice

    •2.5-inch(7mmheightor9.5mmheight)harddiskdrive

    •2.5-inch(7mmheight)solidstatedrive

    •mSATAsolidstatedrive(onsomemodels)

    Display

    ThecolordisplayusesTFTtechnology:

    •Size:15.6inch(396mm)

    •Resolution:

    –LCD:1920-by-1080,1600-by-900,1366-by-768

    –Externalmonitor:Upto2560-by-1600

    •Brightnesscontrol

    •ThinkLight

    •Integratedcamera(onsomemodels)

    •Colorsensor(onsomemodels)

    •Built-inmicrophones(onsomemodels)

    •Multi-touchpanel(onsomemodels)

    Keyboard

    •89-key

    •UltraNav(TrackPointandmulti-touchtouchpad)

    •Fnkeyfunction

    •ThinkVantagebutton

    •Volumecontrolbuttons

    •Speakermutebutton

    •Microphonemutebutton

    20UserGuide

  • Interface

    •Externalmonitorconnectors(CRTandDisplayPort)

    •Comboaudiojack(stereoheadphoneorheadset)

    •3or4UniversalSerialBusconnectors(USB3.0supportedonsomemodels)

    •1UniversalSerialBus/eSATAconnector(onsomemodels)

    •1AlwaysOnUSBconnector(onsomemodels)

    •IEEE1394connector

    •RJ11Modemconnector(onsomemodels)

    •RJ45Ethernetconnector

    •SerialUltrabayenhanced

    •1ExpressCard(34mm)slot

    •4-in-1digitalmediacardreader

    •Smartcardreader(onsomemodels)

    •Dockingconnector

    Opticaldrive

    •Multi-Burner

    Wirelessfeatures

    •IntegratedwirelessLAN

    •IntegratedBluetooth(onsomemodels)

    •IntegratedwirelessWAN(onsomemodels)

    •IntegratedWiMAX(onsomemodels)

    Securityfeatures

    •Fingerprintreader(onsomemodels)

    Specications

    Thissectionliststhephysicalspecicationsforyourcomputer.

    Size

    •Width:372.8mm(14.68inch)

    •Depth:245.1mm(9.65inch)

    •Height:

    31.8to35.6mm(1.25inchto1.40inch)

    34.1to39.6mm(1.34inchto1.56inch)formultitouchpanelmodels

    Heatoutput

    •65W(222Btu/hr)maximum,90W(307Btu/hr)maximum,135W(460Btu/hr)maximum,or170W

    (580Btu/hr)maximum(dependingonthemodel)

    Powersource(acpoweradapter)

    •Sine-waveinputat50to60Hz

    Chapter1.ProductOverview21

  • •Inputratingoftheacpoweradapter:100to240Vac,50to60Hz

    Batterypack

    •Lithium-ion(Li-Ion)batterypack

    Batterylife

    •Forpercentageofremainingbatterypower,seethePowerManagerBatteryGaugeinthetaskbar.

    •ThePowerManageralsodisplaysagreen,yellowandredindication.Abatteryunderwarrantywithared

    indicationiseligibleforawarrantyreplacement.

    Operatingenvironment

    Thissectionprovidesinformationaboutyourcomputeroperatingenvironment.

    Environment

    •Maximumaltitudewithoutpressurization:3048m(10,000ft)

    •Temperature

    –Ataltitudesupto2438m(8000ft)

    –Operating:5.0°Cto35.0°C(41°Fto95°F)

    –Storage:5.0°Cto43.0°C(41°Fto109°F)

    –Ataltitudesabove2438m(8000ft)Maximumtemperaturewhenoperatingundertheunpressurized

    condition:31.3°C(88°F)

    Note:Whenyouchargethebatterypack,itstemperaturemustbeatleast10°C(50°F).

    •Relativehumidity:

    –Operating:8%to80%

    –Storage:5%to95%

    Ifpossible,placeyourcomputerinawell-ventilatedanddryareawithoutdirectexposuretosunshine.

    Keepelectricalappliancessuchasanelectricfan,radio,high-poweredspeakers,airconditioner,and

    microwaveovenawayfromyourcomputerbecausethestrongmagneticeldsgeneratedbythese

    appliancescandamagethemonitoranddataontheharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive.

    Donotplaceanybeveragesontopoforbesidethecomputerorotherattacheddevices.Ifliquidisspilledon

    orinthecomputeroranattacheddevice,ashortcircuitorotherdamagemightoccur.

    Donoteatorsmokeoveryourkeyboard.Particlesthatfallintoyourkeyboardcancausedamage.

    ThinkVantageTechnologiesandsoftware

    LenovopreinstallsonyourPCusefulandhelpfulsoftwareapplicationstohelpyougetstarted,tostay

    productivewhileonthemoveandtokeepyouandyourcomputerworking.Lenovooffersenhancedsecurity,

    wirelesscomputing,data-migrationandothersolutionsforyourcomputer.

    Note:TolearnmoreaboutThinkVantageTechnologiesandothercomputingsolutionsofferedbyLenovo,go

    to:

    http://support.lenovo.com

    22UserGuide

  • AccessingapplicationsinWindows7

    IfyouareusingtheWindows7operatingsystem,youcanaccessapplicationsbyfollowingoneofthe

    methodsbelow:

    •YoucangettheapplicationsfromtheLenovoThinkVantageTools.

    ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙LenovoThinkVantageTools.Thendependingontheapplicationyou

    wanttoaccess,double-clickthecorrespondingicon.

    Note:IfanapplicationiconintheLenovoThinkVantageToolsapplicationnavigationwindowisdimmed,it

    indicatesthatyouneedtoinstalltheapplicationmanually.Toinstalltheapplicationmanually,double-click

    theapplicationicon.Then,followtheinstructionsonthescreen.Whentheinstallationprocesscompletes,

    theapplicationiconwillbeactivated.

    Table1.ApplicationsonLenovoThinkVantageTools

    ApplicationIconname

    AccessConnectionsInternetConnection

    ActiveProtectionSystem

    AirbagProtection

    FingerprintSoftware

    FingerprintReader

    LenovoThinkVantageToolbox

    or

    LenovoSolutionCenter

    SystemHealthandDiagnostics

    MobileBroadbandActivate

    3GMobileBroadband

    PasswordManagerPasswordVault

    PowerManager

    PowerControls

    RecoveryMediaFactoryRecoveryDisks

    RescueandRecoveryEnhancedBackupandRestore

    SimpleTapSimpleTap

    SystemUpdate

    UpdateandDrivers

    ThinkVantageGPSGPS

    •YoucanalsogettheapplicationsfromtheControlPanel.

    ClickStart➙ControlPanel.Dependingontheapplicationyouwanttoaccess,clickthecorresponding

    sectionandthenclickthecorrespondinggreentext.

    Note:IfyoudonotndtheapplicationyouneedinControlPanel,opentheLenovoThinkVantageTools

    applicationnavigationwindowanddouble-clickthedimmedicontoinstalltheapplicationyouneed.

    Then,followtheinstructionsonthescreen.Whentheinstallationprocesscompletes,theapplicationicon

    willbeactivated,andyoucanndtheapplicationinControlPanel.

    ThesectionsinControlPanel,thegreentexts,andtheapplicationsarelistedinthefollowingtable.

    Table2.ApplicationsonControlPanel

    Application

    ControlPanelsectionGreentextontheControlPanel

    AccessConnections

    NetworkandInternet

    Lenovo-InternetConnection

    ActiveProtectionSystemSystemandSecurity

    HardwareandSound

    Lenovo-AirbagProtection

    CommunicationsUtilityHardwareandSoundLenovo-CommunicationsUtility

    Chapter1.ProductOverview23

  • Table2.ApplicationsonControlPanel(continued)

    Application

    ControlPanelsectionGreentextontheControlPanel

    FingerprintSoftwareSystemandSecurity

    HardwareandSound

    Lenovo-FingerprintReader

    or

    Lenovo-NotebookFingerprint

    Reader

    LenovoThinkVantageToolbox

    or

    LenovoSolutionCenter

    SystemandSecurityLenovo-SystemHealthand

    Diagnostics

    MobileBroadbandActivateNetworkandInternet

    Lenovo-3GMobileBroadband

    PasswordManager

    SystemandSecurity

    UserAccountsandFamilySafety

    Lenovo-PasswordVault

    PowerManager

    HardwareandSound

    SystemandSecurity

    Lenovo-PowerControls

    RecoveryMedia

    SystemandSecurity

    Lenovo-FactoryRecoveryDisks

    RescueandRecovery

    SystemandSecurity

    Lenovo-EnhancedBackupand

    Restore

    SimpleTap

    Programs

    Lenovo’sSimpleTap

    SystemUpdateSystemandSecurity

    Lenovo-UpdateandDrivers

    ThinkVantageGPS

    NetworkandInternet

    SystemandSecurity

    Lenovo-GPS

    AccessConnections

    AccessConnections™isaconnectivityassistantprogramforcreatingandmanaginglocationproles.Each

    locationprolestoresallthenetworkandInternetcongurationsettingsneededforconnectingtoanetwork

    infrastructurefromaspeciclocationsuchasahomeoranofce.

    Byswitchingbetweenlocationprolesasyoumoveyourcomputerfromplacetoplace,youcanquicklyand

    easilyconnecttoanetworkwithnoneedtorecongureyoursettingsmanuallyandrestartthecomputer

    eachtime.

    ToopentheAccessConnectionsprogram,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23.

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙Access

    Connections.

    ActiveProtectionSystem

    TheActiveProtectionSystemprotectsyourharddiskdrivewhentheshocksensorinsideyourcomputer

    detectsaconditionthatcoulddamagethedrive,suchassystemtilt,excessivevibration,orshock.Thehard

    diskdriveislessvulnerabletodamagewhenitisnotoperating;sothesystemstopsitfromspinning,and

    mayalsomovetheread/writeheadsofthedrivetoareasthatdonotcontaindata.Assoonastheshock

    sensorsensesthattheenvironmentisstableagain(minimalchangeinsystemtilt,vibration,orshock),it

    turnstheharddiskdriveon.

    ToopenActiveProtectionSystem,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23

    .

    24UserGuide

  • •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙ActiveProtection

    System.

    ClientSecuritySolution

    TheClientSecuritySolutionhelpsprotectyourcomputerandyourpersonalinformationsothatyouknowthat

    yoursensitivedataissecure.Itcanalsohelpmanageyourpasswords,helprecoveraforgottenpassword,

    orhelpyoumonitorsecuritysettingsonyourcomputerandsuggesthowtoenhanceyourcomputersecurity.

    Theseconvenientfeaturesaremademoresecurebyabuilt-insecuritychip,apowerfulcomputerchip

    dedicatedtothesecurityfunctionsofyourcomputer.

    TostarttheClientSecuritySolution,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙ClientSecurity

    Solution.

    Fordetails,refertotheHelpfortheprogram.

    YoucandownloadthelatestClientSecuritySolutionfromthefollowingWebsite:

    http://support.lenovo.com

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,ClientSecuritySolutionisnotpreinstalledonit.

    ColorSensorUtility

    Ifyourcomputercomeswithacolorsensor,apreinstalledcolorsensorutilityenablesyoutomeasureand

    adjustthecoloraccuracyofyourdisplays.

    Tostartthecolorsensorutility,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙X-Rite➙ColorCalibrator➙PANTONE

    ColorCalibrator.Theinitialscreenisdisplayed.

    Tostartthecalibrationprocess,clickNextandclosetheLCD.Theindicatorontheouterlidandshortbeep

    soundsofthecomputerwillshowtheprogress,andthebeepingsoundwillsignalthatthecalibration

    hasbeenstartedorcompleted.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerhasbeenattachedtoanexternalmonitor,selectoneofyourdisplays,thenclick

    NextandclosetheLCD.

    FingerprintSoftware

    Ifyoursystemcomeswithangerprintreader,theFingerprintSoftwareprogramenablesyoutoenrollyour

    ngerprintandassociateitwithyourWindowspassword.Asaresult,thengerprintauthenticationcan

    replaceyourpasswordandenablesimpleandsecureuseraccess.

    Toopenthengerprintsoftware,dothefollowing:

    •Windows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23

    .

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙ThinkVantage

    FingerprintSoftware.

    LenovoSolutionCenter

    Note:Dependingonthedatewhenyourcomputerwasmanufactured,yourcomputerispreinstalledwith

    eithertheLenovoSolutionCenterprogramortheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogramfordiagnostic

    purposes.ForadditionalinformationabouttheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogram,see“Lenovo

    ThinkVantageToolbox”onpage26

    .

    Chapter1.ProductOverview25

  • TheLenovoSolutionCenterprogramenablesyoutotroubleshootandresolvecomputerproblems.It

    combinesdiagnostictests,systeminformationcollection,securitystatus,andsupportinformation,along

    withhintsandtipsformaximumsystemperformance.Fordetailedinformation,see“Diagnosingproblems”

    onpage227

    .

    TostarttheLenovoSolutionCenterprograminWindows7,see“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”

    onpage23.

    LenovoThinkVantageTools

    TheLenovoThinkVantageToolsprogramhelpsyouworkmoreeasilyandsecurelybyprovidingeasyaccess

    tovarioustechnologies,suchas:

    •LenovoSolutionCenterorLenovoThinkVantageToolbox(dependingonthedateofmanufacture)

    •PowerManager

    •RescueandRecovery

    •SystemUpdate

    ToaccesstheLenovoThinkVantageToolsprogram,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙LenovoThinkVantage

    Tools.

    Note:LenovoThinkVantageToolsisavailableonlyonmodelspreinstalledwiththeWindows7operating

    system.IfyourWindows7modelisnotpreinstalledwiththeprogram,youcandownloaditfrom

    http://support.lenovo.com.

    LenovoThinkVantageToolbox

    Note:Dependingonthedatewhenyourcomputerwasmanufactured,yourcomputerispreinstalledwith

    eithertheLenovoSolutionCenterprogramortheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogramfordiagnostic

    purposes.ForadditionalinformationabouttheLenovoSolutionCenterprogram,see“LenovoSolution

    Center”onpage25.

    TheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogramenablesyoutoviewsymptomsofcomputerproblemsandnd

    solutionsforthem.Italsoincludesautomaticnoticationwhenactionisrequired,computingassistance,

    advanceddiagnostics,anddiagnostichistory.

    TostarttheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogram,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23

    .

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙Lenovo

    ThinkVantageToolbox.

    ForadditionalinformationabouttheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogram,refertothehelpinformation

    systemoftheprogram.

    MessageCenterPlus

    TheMessageCenterPlusdisplaysmessagestoinformyouabouthelpfulsoftwarethathasbeenpreinstalled

    onyourcomputer.Thesoftwareenablesyoutomanagewiredandwirelessconnections,protectyourdata

    intheeventofaproblemandautomaticallydiagnoseandresolvepotentialproblemswithyourcomputer.

    TheMessageCenterPluscanalsoprovidemessagesaboutnewupdatesavailabletokeepyourcomputer

    current.

    26UserGuide

  • PasswordManager

    ThePasswordManagerprogramenablesuserstomanageandrememberalltheirsensitiveand

    easy-to-forgetapplicationandWebsitelogininformation,suchasuserIDs,passwords,andotherpersonal

    information.

    ToopenPasswordManager,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23.

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙Password

    Manager.

    PowerManager

    ThePowerManagerprogramprovidesconvenient,exible,andcompletepowermanagementforyour

    computer.ByusingthePowerManagerprogram,youcanadjustyourpowersettingstogiveyouthebest

    balancebetweenperformanceandpowersaving.

    ToopenPowerManager,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23

    .

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙PowerManager.

    RecoveryMedia

    Thisprogramenablesyoutocreaterecoverymediatorestorethecontentsofthesystemdriveorharddisk

    drivetothesamestateaswhenthecomputerwasoriginallyshippedfromthefactory.

    Forinformationabouthowtoopenandusethisprogram,referto“Creatingandusingrecoverymedia”on

    page111.

    PresentationDirector

    PresentationDirectorisadisplaycongurationutilitythatenablesyoutogivepresentationsconveniently.It

    alsoenablesyoutocreateandmanagethedisplayschemes.However,bydefault,PresentationDirectorhas

    somepredenedpresentationschemes.Youcanapplythemtoyourpresentationwithnoneedtosetupa

    newscheme.Toapplyapresentationscheme,youcanalsousetheFn+F7keycombination.

    ToopenPresentationDirector,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙PresentationDirector.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,PresentationDirectorisnotsupportedbecausetheWindows

    7operatingsystemhandlestheexternaldisplaysinstead.

    RescueandRecovery

    TheRescueandRecoveryprogramisaonebuttonrecoveryandrestoresolutionthatincludesasetof

    self-recoverytoolstohelpyoudiagnosecomputerproblems,gethelp,andrecoverfromsystemcrashes,

    evenifyoucannotstarttheWindowsoperatingsystem.

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23

    .

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙Rescueand

    Recovery.

    Chapter1.ProductOverview27

  • SimpleTap

    TheSimpleTapprogramprovidesyouwithaquickwaytocustomizesomebasiccomputersettingssuchas

    mutingthespeakers,adjustingthevolume,lockingthecomputeroperatingsystem,launchingaprogram,

    openingaWebpage,openingale,andsoon.

    TostarttheSimpleTapprogram,doanyofthefollowing:

    •ClicktheSimpleTapicononthedesktop.

    •Double-taponthetouchpadusingtwongers.

    •PresstheblueThinkVantagebutton.

    Note:TheSimpleTapprogramisonlyavailableoncertainmodelspreinstalledwiththeWindows7operating

    system.IfyourWindows7modelisnotpreinstalledwiththeSimpleTapprogram,youcandownloadit

    fromhttp://support.lenovo.com.

    SystemUpdate

    TheSystemUpdateprogramhelpsyoukeepthesoftwareonyourcomputerup-to-datebydownloadingand

    installingsoftwarepackages(ThinkVantageapplications,devicedrivers,UEFIBIOSupdates,andotherthird

    partyapplications).Someexamplesofsoftwarethatyoushouldkeepupdatedareprogramsprovidedby

    Lenovo,suchastheRescueandRecoveryprogram.

    ToopentheSystemUpdate,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23

    .

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙SystemUpdate.

    ThinkVantageGPS

    IfthePCIExpressMiniCardinstalledinyourcomputersupportsGPS,yourcomputercanreceivesignals

    fromGPSsatellitesanddetermineitslocation.IfyourcomputerisconnectedtotheInternet,youcannd

    yourlocationonareal-timemapprovidedbyGoogleMapsorMicrosoftBing™Maps.

    ToopenThinkVantageGPS,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23.

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙ThinkVantageGPS.

    ThinkVantageProductivityCenter

    TheThinkVantageProductivityCenterprogramprovidesanintegrateduserinterfacetohelpyousetup,

    understand,andenhanceyourcomputer.ItenablesyoutoaccessotherThinkVantageTechnologies,view

    messagesfromLenovo,andperformthemostfrequentlyusedtaskssuchasdeviceconguration,wireless

    networkconguration,andcomputermanagementandmaintenance.

    ToopentheThinkVantageProductivityCenterprograminWindowsXPorWindowsVista,presstheblue

    ThinkVantagebutton.

    Note:TheThinkVantageProductivityCenterprogramisavailableonmodelspreinstalledwiththeWindows

    XPorWindowsVistaoperatingsystem.

    28UserGuide

  • Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer

    Yourcomputerispowerfulandisloadedwithfeaturesandapplications.Useittoaccomplishanything,

    anyday,anytime.

    Thischaptercontainsthefollowingtopics:

    •“Registeryourcomputer”onpage29

    •“Frequentlyaskedquestions”onpage29

    •“Specialkeysandbuttons”onpage31

    •“UsingtheUltraNavpointingdevice”onpage39

    •“Powermanagement”onpage44

    •“Connectingtothenetwork”onpage49

    •“Presentationsandmultimedia”onpage77

    •“UsingtheNVIDIAOptimusGraphicsfeature”onpage84

    •“Usingacolorprole”onpage85

    •“Usingaudiofeatures”onpage85

    •“Usinganintegratedcamera”onpage86

    •“UsingtheThinkLightfeature”onpage87

    •“Usingtheopticaldrive”onpage87

    •“Usingthemediacardreader”onpage87

    Registeryourcomputer

    Whenyouregisteryourcomputer,informationisenteredintoadatabase,whichenablesLenovotocontact

    youincaseofarecallorothersevereproblem.Inaddition,somelocationsofferextendedprivilegesand

    servicestoregisteredusers.

    WhenyouregisteryourcomputerwithLenovo,youwillalsoreceivethefollowingbenets:

    •QuickerservicewhenyoucallLenovoforhelp

    •Automaticnoticationoffreesoftwareandspecialpromotionaloffers

    Note:Whenyouarereadytoregisterbymodem,youwillneedaphoneconnectiontoyourcomputerand

    accesstotheWorldWideWeb.

    ToregisteryourcomputerwithLenovo,gotothisWebsite:

    http://www.lenovo.com/register

    Thenfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Frequentlyaskedquestions

    HereareafewtipsthatwillhelpyouoptimizetheuseofThinkPadnotebook.

    Toensurethatyoureceivethebestperformancefromyourcomputer,browsethefollowingWebpagetond

    informationsuchasaidsfortroubleshootingandanswerstofrequentlyaskedquestions:

    http://www.lenovo.com/support/faq.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    29

  • CanIgetmyuserguideinanotherlanguage?

    •Todownloadtheuserguideinanotherlanguage,gotohttp://support.lenovo.com.Thenfollowthe

    instructionsonthescreen.

    Onthegoandneedtousebatterypowermoreeffectively?

    •Toconservepower,ortosuspendoperationwithoutexitingapplicationsorsavingles,see“Power-saving

    modes”onpage45

    .

    •Toachievethebestbalancebetweenperformanceandpowersaving,createandapplypowerplans(in

    WindowsXP,powerschemes)byuseofPowerManager.

    •Ifyourcomputerwillbeturnedoffforanextendedperiodoftime,youcanpreventbatterypowerfrom

    drainingbyremovingthebattery.LookformoreinformationaboutusingthebatteryinPowermanagement.

    Concernedaboutsecurityorneedtosecurelydisposeofdatastoredonyourharddiskorsolid

    statedrive?

    •StudytheSecuritysectiontondouthowyoucanprotectyourcomputerfromtheftandunauthorizeduse.

    •TheClientSecuritySolutionpreinstalledonyourcomputerperformsmanyofthesecuritytasksthathelp

    protectit.Ifthesetupwizardruns,tokeepyoursecure,besuretosetuptheClientSecuritySolution.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,ClientSecuritySolutionisnotpreinstalledonit.

    •Beforeyoudisposeofthedataontheharddiskdriveorthesolidstatedrive,besuretoread“Noticeon

    deletingdatafromyourharddiskorsolidstatedrive”onpage109.

    Gettingconnectedindifferentlocationsisachallenge?

    •Totroubleshootawirelessnetworkingissue,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/support/faq

    •TakeadvantageofthenetworkingfeaturesbyuseofAccessConnections.

    •Tolearnmoreaboutusingthewirelessfeaturesofyourcomputer,referto“Wirelessconnections”on

    page49.

    •Ifyourcomputerhasamodem,see“Usingthebuilt-inmodem”onpage57.

    •Totravelmorecondently,besuretocheckthetipsin“Travelingwithyourcomputer”onpage94.

    •PressFn+F5,orusethewirelessradioswitchtoenableordisablethewirelessfeatures.

    Needtogivepresentationsorattachanexternalmonitoroften?

    •UsePresentationDirectortosetupapresentation.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,itdoesnotsupportPresentationDirector,howeverthe

    Fn+F7keycombinationmaystillbeusedtoswitchdisplayoutputlocation.

    •Makesurethatyoufollowtheprocedurein“Attachinganexternalmonitor”onpage78.

    •WiththeExtenddesktopfunction,youcandisplayoutputonboththecomputerdisplayandtheexternal

    monitor.

    Needtoattachorreplaceadevice?

    •SeeChapter6“Replacingdevices”onpage119

    formoreinformationaboutreplacingthedevicesof

    yourcomputer.

    •SeeChapter7“Enhancingyourcomputer”onpage171

    formoreinformationaboutenhancingthe

    featuresofyourcomputer.

    You'vebeenusingyourcomputerforsometimealready,anditisgettingslower?

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  • •Followthe“Generaltipsforpreventingproblems”onpage221.

    •Youcandiagnoseproblemsyourselfbyusingthepreinstalledsoftware.See“Diagnosingproblems”on

    page227.

    •Alsorecoverytoolisprovidedonyourcomputerharddiskorsolidstatedrive.Formoreinformation,

    seeChapter5“Recoveryoverview”onpage111.

    Printthefollowingsectionsandkeepthemwithyourcomputerincaseyouareunabletoaccessthis

    onlinehelpwhennecessary.

    •“Installinganewoperatingsystem”onpage193

    •“Computerstopsresponding”onpage228

    •“Powerproblems”onpage252

    Specialkeysandbuttons

    Yourcomputerhasseveralspecialkeysandbuttons.

    ThinkVantagebutton

    TheblueThinkVantagebuttoncanhelpyouinmanysituationswhenyourcomputerisworkingnormally,

    andevenwhenitisnot.

    Whenyourcomputerisworkingnormally,presstheblueThinkVantagebuttontolaunchtheSimpleTap

    program(forWindows7)ortheThinkVantageProductivityCenterprogram(forWindowsXPandWindows

    Vista).

    Note:Dependingonthedatewhenyourcomputerwasmanufactured,yourcomputermighthavethe

    LenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogrampreinstalledinsteadoftheSimpleTapprogramortheThinkVantage

    ProductivityCenterprogram.

    YoualsocanusetheThinkVantagebuttontointerruptthestartupsequenceofyourcomputerandstartthe

    RescueandRecoveryworkspace,whichrunsindependentlyoftheWindowsoperatingsystemandishidden

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  • fromit.IftheWindowsoperatingsystemisnotrunningproperly,theRescueandRecoveryworkspace

    canhelpyoudothefollowing:

    •Getthecurrentsysteminformation.

    •RescuealefromyourWindowsenvironmentorrestoreback-uples,providedyouhavemadebackups

    byuseoftheRescueandRecoveryprogram.

    •CongureyourcomputerorstarttheThinkPadSetup.

    ToaccesstheRescueandRecoveryworkspace,turnonthecomputer;then,whilethe“Tointerruptnormal

    startup,presstheblueThinkVantagebutton”messageisdisplayedatthelower-leftofthescreen,pressthe

    ThinkVantagebutton.TheRescueandRecoveryscreenopens.Foradditionalinformation,see“Usingthe

    RescueandRecoveryworkspace”onpage114

    .

    Numerickeypad

    Thekeyboardhaskeysthat,whenenabled,workasa10-keynumerickeypad.

    Toenableordisablethenumerickeypad,pressandholdShiftorFnandthenpressNmLk(ScrLk).

    Note:Thenextdrawingshowsthelocationsofthekeysthatserveasthe10-keynumerickeypad.The

    locationsofthesekeysarethesameoneverykeyboard,thoughforcomputersusingdifferentlanguages,

    differentcharactersareprintedonthekeytops.

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  • Ifthenumerickeypadisenabled,pressandholdShifttousethecursor-andscreen-controlkeystemporarily.

    Note:Thefunctionsofthecursor-andscreen-controlkeysarenotprintedonthekeys.

    Functionkeycombinations

    Bysettingthefunctionkeys,youcanchangeoperationalfeaturesinstantly.Tousethisfunction,pressand

    holdtheFnkey(1);thenpressoneofthefunctionkeys(2).

    Powerconservation

    •Fn+F3

    Selectapowerplan(inWindowsXP,powerscheme)thathasbeencreatedbyPowerManager,oradjust

    thepowerlevelbyusingtheslidercontrol.Whenyoupressthiscombinationofbuttons,apanelfor

    selectingapowerplan(inWindowsXP,powerscheme)oradjustingthepowerlevelappears.

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  • Note:IfyouhaveloggedonwithanadministratoruserIDinWindowsXP,andyoupressFn+F3,thepanel

    forselectingapowerschemeappears.IfyouhaveloggedonwithanotheruserIDinWindowsXP,

    andyoupressFn+F3,thepaneldoesnotappear.

    •Fn+F4

    Putyourcomputerinsleep(standby)mode.Toreturntonormaloperation,presstheFnkeyonly,without

    pressingafunctionkey.

    Note:Ifyouwanttousethecombinationtoputthecomputerintohibernationmodeordo-nothingmode

    (inWindowsXP,shutthecomputerdownorshowthepanelforturningoffthecomputer),changethe

    settingsinPowerManager.

    •Fn+F12

    Putyourcomputerinhibernationmode.Toreturntonormaloperation,pressthepowerbuttonforless

    thanfourseconds.

    Notes:

    –ThoughthescreenfadesoutimmediatelyafterFn+F12arepressed,thecomputerdoesnotenterthe

    hibernationmodeimmediately.Donotmovethesystemuntilthesleep(standby)statusindicatorstops

    blinking.Movingthecomputerwhenitisenteringhibernationmaycausecorruptionoftheharddrive.

    –TouseFn+F3,Fn+F4,andFn+F12keycombinations,youmusthavetheThinkPadPMdevicedriver

    installedonyourcomputer.

    Forinformationonthepowermanagementfunction,referto“Powermanagement”onpage44

    .

    Applyingapresentationscheme

    •Fn+F7

    Applyapresentationschemedirectly,withnoneedtostartPresentationDirector.

    TodisablethisfunctionandusetheFn+F7keycombinationforswitchingadisplayoutputlocation,start

    PresentationDirector,andchangethesettings.

    ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙PresentationDirector.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,itdoesnotsupportpresentationschemes,howeverthe

    Fn+F7keycombinationmaystillbeusedtoswitchdisplayoutputlocation.

    Switchingadisplayoutputlocation

    •Fn+F7

    ForWindows7:

    Switchbetweenthecomputerdisplayandanexternalmonitor.Windowswillshowthesedisplayoptions:

    –Computerdisplayonly(LCD)

    –Computerdisplayandexternalmonitor(sameimage)

    –Computerdisplayandexternalmonitor(extendeddesktopfunction)

    –Externalmonitoronly

    Note:Toswitchbetweenthecomputerdisplayandanexternalmonitor,theWin+Pkeycombination

    isalsoavailable.

    ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:

    Switchbetweenthecomputerdisplayandanexternalmonitor.Ifanexternalmonitorisattached,

    computeroutputisdisplayedinthefollowingthreepatternsbyturns:

    –Externalmonitor(CRTdisplay)

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  • –Computerdisplayandexternalmonitor(LCD+CRTdisplay)

    –Computerdisplay

    Notes:

    –Thisfunctionisnotsupportedifdifferentdesktopimagesaredisplayedonthecomputerdisplayand

    theexternalmonitor(theExtenddesktopfunction).

    –ThisfunctiondoesnotworkwhileaDVDmovieoravideoclipisplaying.

    –AsforThinkPadW520models,theCRTconnectordoesnotworkintheDOSenvironmentatNVIDIA

    OptimusmodeorIntegratedGraphicsmode,youneedtochangetoDiscreteGraphicsmodetoturnon

    theCRTmonitor.IfthereisnodisplaytochangetheThinkPadSetupsetting,pressF7toswitchtothe

    DiscreteGraphicsmoderightafterpower-on.

    Toenablethisfunction,startPresentationDirector,andchangethesettings.

    Note:MultipleuserscanlogontoasingleoperatingsystembyusingdifferentuserIDs.Eachuser

    needstodothefollowing:

    ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙PresentationDirector,andchangetheFn+F7Settings.

    Enablingordisablingthewirelessfeatures

    •Fn+F5

    Enableordisablethebuilt-inwirelessnetworkingfeatures.IfyoupressFn+F5,alistofwirelessfeaturesis

    displayed.Youcanquicklychangethepowerstateofeachfeatureinthelist.

    Notes:IfyouwanttouseFn+F5toenableordisablethewirelessfeatures,thefollowingdevicedrivers

    mustbeinstalledonyourcomputerbeforehand:

    –PowerManagementdriver

    –OnScreenDisplayUtility

    –Wirelessdevicedrivers

    Forinformationonthewirelessfeatures,referto“Wirelessconnections”onpage49

    .

    Launchingthecameraandaudiosettings

    •Fn+F6

    IfyoupressFn+F6,thecameraandaudiosettingswindowisopenedandthecamerapreviewisturnedon.

    Fromthiswindow,youcanchangethecameraandaudiosettings.

    Note:TheCamerasettingsareaonlyappearsifyourcomputerhasanintegratedcamera.Formore

    information,see“Usingcamera”onpage86

    .

    Otherfunctions

    •Fn+PgUp:TurntheThinkLighton.Toturnitoff,pressFn+PgUpagain.

    Note:ThisfunctionissupportedonlyontheThinkPadnotebooksthathavetheThinkLight.Theonoroff

    statusoftheThinkLightisshownonthescreenforafewsecondswhenyoupressFn+PgUp.

    •Fn+Home:Thecomputerdisplaybecomesbrighter.

    Thepurposeofthismethodistochangethebrightnessleveltemporarily.OnWindowsVista,thedefault

    brightnesslevelisloadedaftersleep(standby),hibernation,reboot,ordetachingorattachinganac

    poweradapter.Tochangethedefaultbrightnesslevel,changethesettingsofthePowerOptioninthe

    ControlPanelorusethePowerManager.

    •Fn+End:Thecomputerdisplaybecomesdimmer.

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  • Thepurposeofthismethodistochangethebrightnessleveltemporarily.OnWindowsVista,thedefault

    brightnesslevelisloadedaftersleep(standby),hibernation,reboot,ordetachingorattachinganac

    poweradapter.Tochangethedefaultbrightnesslevel,changethesettingsofthePowerOptioninthe

    ControlPanelorusethePowerManager.

    •Fn+Spacebar:EnabletheFullScreenMagnierfunction.

    •Fn+F2:Lockyourcomputer.

    •Fn+F8:ChangethesettingsoftheUltraNavpointingdevice.

    •Fn+PrtSc:HavethesamefunctionastheSysRqkey.

    •Fn+ScrLk:Enableordisablethenumerickeypad.Theindicatorofnumericlockisdisplayedonthe

    screen.

    •Fn+Pause:HavethesamefunctionastheBreakkey.

    •Fn+cursorkeys:ThesekeycombinationsareforusewithWindowsMediaPlayer.Theyhavethe

    followingfunctions:

    –Fn+downarrowkey:PlayorPause

    –Fn+uparrowkey:Stop

    –Fn+rightarrowkey:NextTrack

    –Fn+leftarrowkey:PreviousTrack

    Volumeandmutebuttons

    Youcanadjustthesoundlevelofthebuilt-inspeakersbyusingthefollowingthreebuttons:

    1Speakermutebutton

    2Volumecontrolbutton

    3Microphonemute

    Ifyoumutethesoundandthenturnoffyourcomputer,thesoundwillremainmutedwhenyouturnonyour

    computeragain.Toturnonthesound,presstheplus(+)orminus(-)button.

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  • Settingthevolume

    Eachdevicehasvolumecontrols,whichyoucanset.

    Toopenthewindowforadjustingtheoutputvolumeortherecordingvolume,dothefollowing:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙HardwareandSound➙Sound.TheSoundwindowappears.

    2.ClickthePlaybacktaborRecordingtab,andthenclickadevice,whichyouwanttocustomize.

    3.ClickthePropertiesbutton.

    4.ClicktheLevelstab,andthenchangethevolumebymovingtheslider.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙Sounds,Speech,andAudioDevices➙SoundsandAudioDevice.

    TheSoundsandAudioDevicePropertieswindowappears.

    2.ClicktheAudiotab,andthenclicktheVolumebuttoninSoundPlaybackorSoundRecording.

    Notes:

    •Youcanalsogetaccesstothedesktopvolumecontrolbyusingthevolumeiconinthetaskbaratthe

    lowerrightofthescreen.ToopentheVolumeControlwindow,clickthevolumeicon.Tocontrolthe

    volume,movethevolumecontrolsliderupordown.Toturnoffthesound,selectMutespeakers(in

    WindowsVistaandWindowsXP ,Mute).

    •Thenamesofwindowsoreldsareslightlydifferentdependingontheoperatingsystemyouuse.

    •Fordetailsaboutcontrollingvolume,refertoyourWindowsonlinehelp.

    SettingthemicrophonemutebuttoninWindows7andWindowsVista

    Bydefault,youcantoggleallofyourrecordingdevicesbetweenthemutestateandtheun-mutestateby

    pressingthemicrophonemutebutton.

    Ifyouwanttotoggleoneoftherecordingdevicesbetweenthemutestateandtheun-mutestate,do

    thefollowing:

    1.PressFn+F6.TheCommunicationssettingswindowopens.

    2.ClicktheManageSettingsbutton.TheCommunicationsUtilitywindowopens.

    3.OntheVoIPCallSettingstab,clickMicrophonemutebuttonsettings.TheSettingforMicrophone

    Mutewindowopens.

    4.SelectOnlytherecordingdeviceselectedbelow:.Thenselecttherecordingdevicefromthe

    drop-downlistbox.

    5.ClickOK.

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  • WindowskeyandApplicationkey

    Thefollowingtwokeysareonyourcomputerkeyboard:

    1Windowskey

    Ifyoupressthiskey,theStartmenuofWindowsisdisplayedorhidden.

    Ifyoupressthiskeyandanotherkeyatthesametime,theSystemPropertieswindowortheComputer(in

    WindowsXP,MyComputer)windowisdisplayed.Fordetails,refertotheHelpinWindowsoperatingsystem.

    2Applicationkey

    Todisplaytheshortcutmenuforanobject,selecttheobjectonthedesktoporwithinanapplicationand

    thenpressthiskey.

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  • UsingtheUltraNavpointingdevice

    YourcomputermaycomewiththeUltraNavpointingdevice.TheUltraNavconsistsoftheTrackPointand

    thetouchpad,eachofwhichisitselfapointingdevicewithbothbasicandextendedfunctions.Youcan

    congurebothdevicesbychoosingthesettingsyoupreferasfollows:

    •SetboththeTrackPointandthetouchpadaspointingdevices.

    ThissettingenablestheuseofallthebasicandextendedfunctionsoftheTrackPointandthetouchpad.

    •SettheTrackPointasthemainpointingdeviceandthetouchpadforextendedfunctionsonly.

    ThissettingenablestheuseofallbasicandextendedfunctionswiththeTrackPointwhilelimitingtheuse

    ofthetouchpadtoscrolling,tapzones,andslow-motionpointerfunctions.

    •SetthetouchpadasthemainpointingdeviceandtheTrackPointfortheextendedfunctionsonly.

    Thissettingenablestheuseofallbasicandextendedfunctionswiththetouchpadwhilelimitingthe

    useoftheTrackPointtoscrollingandMagnifyingGlassfunctions.

    •SettheTrackPointasthemainpointingdevice,anddisablethetouchpad.

    •Setthetouchpadasthemainpointingdevice,anddisabletheTrackPoint.

    ChangingtheUltraNavsettings

    YoucanchangeyoursettingsofUltraNavintheUltraNavtaboftheMousePropertieswindow.Toopenit,

    useoneofthefollowingmethods:

    •PressFn+F8,andtheUltraNavDeviceSettingswindowisdisplayed.Inthiswindow,clickManage

    Settings.Amousepropertieswindowisdisplayed.ClicktheUltraNavtab.

    •UsetheStartmenuofyourcomputerasfollows:

    –ForWindows7andWindowsVista:ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙HardwareandSound➙Mouse

    ➙UltraNavtab.

    –ForWindowsXP:ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙PrintersandOtherHardware➙Mouse➙

    UltraNavtab.

    YoucanalsochangetheUltraNavsettingsbyclickingtheUltraNavicononthesystemtray.Todisplaythe

    UltraNavicononthesystemtray,see“AddingtheUltraNavicontothesystemtray”onpage42

    .

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer39

  • UsingtheTrackPointpointingdevice

    TheTrackPointpointingdeviceconsistsofapointingstick(1)onthekeyboardandthreeclickbuttonsatthe

    bottomofthekeyboard.Tomovethepointer(5)onthescreen,youapplypressuretothenonslipcaponthe

    pointingstickinanydirectionparalleltothekeyboard;thepointingstickitselfdoesnotmove.Thespeedat

    whichthepointermovesdependsonthepressureyouapplytothepointingstick.Thefunctionsoftheleft(4)

    andright(2)clickbuttonscorrespondtothoseoftheleftandrightmousebuttonsonaconventionalmouse.

    TheTrackPointcenterbutton(3),calledthescrollbar,enablesyoutoscrollWebpagesordocumentsinany

    directionwithnoneedtousethegraphicscrollbarsonthesideofthewindow.

    IfyouarenotfamiliarwiththeTrackPoint,theseinstructionswillhelpyougetstarted:

    1.Placeyourhandsinthetypingposition,andpressgentlywitheitherindexngeronthepointingstickin

    thedirectioninwhichyouwantthepointertomove.

    Tomovethepointer,pressthepointingstickawayfromyoutomoveitup,towardyoutomoveit

    down,toonesideortheothertomoveitsideways.

    Note:Thepointermightdrift.Thisisnotadefect.StopusingtheTrackPointforafewseconds;the

    pointerwillstopmoving.

    2.Toselectanddragasrequiredbyyoursoftware,presstheleftorrightclickbuttonwitheitherthumb

    andmovetheTrackPointpointingstick.

    ByenablingPress-to-Select,youcanmaketheTrackPointpointingstickfunctionthesameasthe

    leftorrightclickbutton.

    CustomizingtheTrackPoint

    YoucancustomizetheTrackPointpointingdeviceanditsbuttonsasfollows:

    •Switchthefunctionsoftheleftandrightbuttons.

    •ChangethesensitivityoftheTrackPoint.

    •EnablethePress-to-Selectfunction.

    •EnabletheMagnifyingGlass.

    •EnabletheTrackPointscrollingfunction.

    •EnabletheTrackPointScrollingTips.

    TocustomizetheTrackPoint,doasfollows:

    1.PressFn+F8.ApanelforUltraNavDeviceSettingspopsup.

    2.ClickManageSettingstoopentheMousepropertieswindow.

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  • 3.ClicktheUltraNavtab.UnderTrackPoint,proceedtochangingthesettings.

    Fordetails,refertotheHelpintheUtility.

    Changingthecap

    Thecap(1)ontheendoftheTrackPointpointingstickisremovable.Youcanreplaceitasshowninthe

    drawing.

    Note:Ifyoureplacethekeyboard,anewkeyboardisshippedwiththedefaultcap.Ifyouwish,youcan

    keepthecapfromyouroldkeyboardanduseitonthenewone.

    Usingthetouchpad

    Thetouchpadconsistsofapad(1)andtwoclickbuttonsbelowtheTrackPointbuttonsatthebottomofthe

    keyboard.Tomovethepointer(4)onthescreen,slideyourngertipoverthepadinthedirectioninwhich

    youwantthepointertomove.Thefunctionsoftheleft(3)andright(2)clickbuttonscorrespondtothoseof

    theleftandrightmousebuttonsonaconventionalmouse.

    Usingthemulti-touchtouchpad

    Thetouchpadofyourcomputersupportsmulti-touchwithwhichyoucanzoomin,zoomout,scrollorrotate

    onthescreenwhilebrowsingtheInternetorreadingoreditingadocument.

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  • Fordetails,refertotheHelpintheUltraNav.

    Customizingthetouchpad

    Tocustomizethetouchpad,doasfollows:

    1.PressFn+F8.ApanelforUltraNavDeviceSettingspopsup.

    2.ClickManageSettingstoopentheMousepropertieswindow.

    3.ClicktheUltraNavtabandproceedtocustomizingthetouchpad.

    Fordetails,refertotheHelpintheUtility.

    BehavioroftheUltraNavandanexternalmouse

    Bydefault,theTrackPointandthetouchpadaresettoEnabled.

    Note:IfyouwanttoattachanexternalmousetoaUSBconnector,select“Disabled.”

    DisablingtheTrackPointorthetouchpad

    IfyouwanttodisabletheTrackPointorthetouchpad,doeitherofthefollowing:

    UsetheFn+F8keycombination:

    1.PressFn+F8.ApanelforUltraNavDeviceSettingspopsup.

    2.TodisabletheTrackPoint,selectEnabletouchpadonly(disableTrackPoint).

    Todisablethetouchpad,selectEnableTrackPointonly(disabletouchpad).

    3.ClickClose.

    ConguresettingsinUltraNavpropertieswindow:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙HardwareandSound➙Mouse.

    2.ClickUltraNavtab.

    3.TodisabletheTrackPoint,clearthecheckboxforEnableTrackPoint.

    Todisablethetouchpad,clearthecheckboxforEnabletouchpad.

    4.ClickOK.

    ForWindowsXP

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙PrintersandOtherHardware➙Mouse.

    2.ClickUltraNavtab.

    3.TodisabletheTrackPoint,clearthecheckboxforEnableTrackPoint.

    Todisablethetouchpad,clearthecheckboxforEnabletouchpad.

    4.ClickOK.

    Note:YoucanalsoopentheUltraNavpropertieswindowbyclickingtheUltraNaviconinthetaskbar.For

    details,refertotheinstructionsin“AddingtheUltraNavicontothesystemtray”onpage42.

    AddingtheUltraNavicontothesystemtray

    ForeasyaccesstotheUltraNavproperties,youcanaddtheUltraNavicononthesystemtray.

    ToenablethedisplayoftheUltraNavicononthesystemtray,doasfollows:

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  • 1.PressFn+F8.ApanelheadedUltraNavDeviceSettingspopsup.

    2.ClickManageSettingstoopentheMousepropertieswindow.

    3.ClicktheUltraNavtab.

    4.SelectthecheckboxforShowUltraNavicononthesystemtray.

    5.ClickOKorApply.

    6.IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,clickShowhiddeniconsinthetaskbar.TheUltraNaviconis

    displayed.Toaddittothetaskbarpermanently,clickCustomizeandproceedtocustomizethesettings.

    YoucannowchangethepropertiesofUltraNavbyclickingtheUltraNavicononthesystemtray.

    Touchpanel

    Somemodelshavethetouchpanelfeature.Thisfeaturemakesinteractionwithyourcomputerevenmore

    natural,becauseyoucanusengersinsteadofapenfornavigationonthego.

    Forasingleclick,tapthedisplayoncewithyournger.Foradoubleclick,tapthedisplaytwicewithout

    pausing.Forarightclick,tapthedisplayonceandthenholdyourngeronthedisplayuntilacircularsymbol

    appears.Whenyoutakeyourngeroffthedisplay,theright-clickmenuwillopen.

    Usingthemultitouchpanel

    Onamodelthathasthemultitouchpanelfeature,thetouchpanelsupportsmultitouch,withwhichyoucan

    zoomin,zoomout,scroll,orrotateonthescreenwithyourtwongerswhilebrowsingtheInternetor

    readingoreditingadocument.

    Themultitouchpanelsupportsthecapacitivetouch.Eventheslightestcontactofyourelectron-richnger

    withthescreen'sglassisenoughtoactivatethecapacitivesensingsystem.Thisfunctiondoesnotwork

    withinanimateobjects,ngernails,glovedngers.

    Tipsonusingthetouchpanel

    Followingaresometipsonusingthetouchpanel:

    •Thetouchpanelisaglasspanelcoveredwithaplasticlm.Donotuseanypenoranymetallicobject,

    becausetodosomightdamagethetouchpanelorcauseittomalfunction.

    •Withthetouchpanel,graduallyadiscrepancymaystarttoappearbetweenthepointyoutouchwithyour

    ngerduringthengerpoint,anditsactualpositiononthescreen.Toavoidthis,regularlycorrectthe

    accuracyofthengerinputbyuseofthetouchpanelSettingsUtility.

    •Thetouchpanelofyourcomputersupportsmultitouchwithwhichyoucan:

    –Pinchtwongerstogetheroraparttozoominoroutonadocument.

    –Scrollwindowcontentsbymovingtwongersupanddown,leftandright.

    –Touchtwopointsonadigitalphotoandtwisttorotateitjustlikearealphoto.

    Cleaningthetouchpaneldisplay

    Tocleanthetouchpaneldisplay,dothefollowing:

    1.Toremovengerprints,etc.,fromthetouchpaneldisplay,useadry,soft,lint-freeclothorapieceof

    absorbentcotton.Donotapplysolventstothecloth.

    2.Gentlywipeforeignparticlesanddustfromthetouchpanelwithonesideofthecloth.

    3.Wipesmudgesorngerprintswiththeothersideofthecloth,orwithacleancloth.

    4.Afterusingthecloth,washitwithaneutraldetergent.

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  • Powermanagement

    Whenyouneedtouseyourcomputerawayfromelectricaloutlets,youdependonbatterypowertokeep

    yourcomputerrunning.Differentcomputercomponentsconsumepoweratdifferentrates.Themoreyou

    usethepower-intensivecomponents,thefasteryouconsumebatterypower.

    Domore,savemoreandspendmoretimeunpluggedwithThinkPadbatteries.Mobilityhasrevolutionized

    businessbyallowingyoutotakeyourworkwhereeveryougo.WithThinkPadbatteries,youwillbeableto

    worklongerwithoutbeingtiedtoanelectricaloutlet.

    Checkingbatterystatus

    ThePowerManagerBatteryGaugeinthetasktraydisplaysthepercentageofbatterypowerremaining.

    Therateatwhichyouusebatterypowerwilldeterminehowlongyoucanusethebatteryofyourcomputer

    betweencharges.Becauseeachcomputeruserhasdifferenthabitsandneeds,itisdifculttopredicthow

    longabatterychargewilllast.Therearetwomainfactors:

    •Howmuchenergyisstoredinthebatterywhenyoubegintowork.

    •Thewayyouuseyourcomputer:howoftenyouaccesstheharddiskdriveorthesolidstatedrive,how

    brightyoumakethecomputerdisplay.

    Usingtheacpoweradapter

    Thepowertorunyourcomputercancomeeitherfromthelithium-ion(Li-ion)batterypackprovidedwithit,

    orfromacpowerthroughtheacpoweradapter.Whileyouuseacpower,thebatterychargesautomatically.

    Theacpoweradapterthatcomeswithyourcomputerhastwobasiccomponents:

    1.Thetransformerpackthatconvertsacpoweradapterforusewiththecomputer.

    2.Thepowercordthatplugsintotheacoutletandintothetransformerpack.

    Attention:Usinganimproperpowercordcouldcauseseveredamagetoyourcomputer.

    Tousetheacpoweradapter,dothefollowing.Besuretotakethesestepsintheorderinwhichtheyare

    givenhere.

    1.Connecttheacpoweradaptertothepowerjackofthecomputer.

    2.Connectthepowercordtothetransformerpack.

    3.Plugthepowercordintoanelectricaloutlet.

    Youcancheckthestatusofyourbatteryatanytimebylookingatthebatterymeteratthebottomofyour

    display.

    Notes:

    •Whentheacpoweradapterisnotinuse,disconnectitfromtheelectricaloutlet.

    •Donotbindthepowercordtightlyaroundtheacpowertransformerpackwhenitisconnectedtothe

    transformer.

    •Youcanchargethebatterywhentheacpoweradapterisconnectedtothecomputerandthebatteryis

    installed.Youneedtochargeitinanyofthefollowingconditions:

    –Whenyoupurchaseanewbattery.

    –Ifthebatterystatusindicatorstartsblinking.

    –Ifthebatteryhasnotbeenusedforalongtime.

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  • Beforeyouchargethebattery,makesurethatitstemperatureisatleast10°C(50°F).

    Chargingthebattery

    Whenyoucheckbatterystatusandndthatthepercentageofpowerremainingisloworwhenthepower

    alarmalertsyouthatremainingpowerislow,youneedtochargeyourbatteryorreplaceitwithacharged

    battery.

    Ifanacoutletisconvenient,plugtheacpoweradapterintoit,andtheninsertthejackintothecomputer.The

    batterywillchargeinabout3to6hours.Thisisaffectedbythebatterysizeandthephysicalenvironment.

    Thebatterystatusindicatorwillletyouknowthatthebatteryischarging,andwillalsonotifyyouwhenthe

    batteryisfullycharged.

    Note:Toincreasethelifeofthebattery,thecomputerdoesnotstartrechargingthebatteryiftheremaining

    powerisgreaterthan95%.

    Maximizingbatterylife

    Tomaximizethelifeofthebattery,dothefollowing:

    •Usethebatteryuntilthechargeiscompletelydepleted-untilthebatterystatusindicatorstartsblinking

    orange.

    •Rechargethebatterycompletelybeforeusingit.Thebatteryisfullychargedifthebatteryindicatorshows

    greenwhentheacpoweradapterispluggedin.

    •Foranewbatteryorabatterythatyouhavenotusedrecently,dooneofthefollowing:

    1.Rechargethebatterycompletelybeforeusingit.Thebatteryisfullychargedwhentheacpower

    adapterispluggedinandthebatteryindicatorisgreen.

    2.Usethebatteryuntilthechargeiscompletelydepleted-untilthebatterystatusindicatorstarts

    blinkingorange.

    •Alwaysusepowermanagementfeaturessuchaspowermodes,screenblank,sleep(standby),and

    hibernation.

    Managingyourbatterypower

    WithPowerManager,youcanadjustyourpowersettingstogiveyouthebestbalancebetweenperformance

    andpowersaving.

    Tostarttheutilityprogram,doasfollows:

    •ForWindows7:See“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23.

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:ClickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙PowerManager.

    FormoreinformationaboutthePowerManagerprogram,refertotheon-linehelpoftheprogram.

    Power-savingmodes

    Thereareseveralmodesthatyoucanuseatanytimetoconservepower.Thissectionintroduceseach

    modeandgivestipsontheeffectiveuseofthebatterypower.

    Introducingthepower-savingmodes

    •Screenblank.Thecomputerdisplayrequiresconsiderablebatterypower.Toturnoffpowertothe

    display,doasfollows:

    1.PressFn+F3.Apanelforselectingapowerplan(inWindowsXP,powerscheme)appears.

    2.SelectPoweroffdisplay(keepcurrentpowerplan)(inWindowsXP,keepcurrentpowerscheme).

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  • Notes:Youcanalsoturnoffthecomputerdisplayasfollows:

    1.PressFn+F3.Apanelforselectingapowerplan(inWindowsXP,powerscheme)appears.

    2.SelectFn+F3Settings.

    3.SelectPoweroffdisplay.

    4.ClickOK.ThenexttimeyoupressFn+F3,youcanturnoffthecomputerdisplay.

    •Sleep(standbyinWindowsXP).Insleep(standby)mode,yourworkissavedtomemory,andthenthe

    solidstatedriveortheharddiskdriveandthecomputerdisplayareturnedoff.Whenyourcomputer

    wakesup,yourworkisrestoredwithinseconds.

    Toputyourcomputerintosleep(standby)mode,pressFn+F4.Toreturnfromsleep(standby)mode,

    presstheFnkey.

    •Hibernation.Byusingthismode,youcanturnoffyourcomputercompletelywithoutsavinglesor

    exitingfromanyapplicationsthatarerunning.Whenyouenterhibernation,allopenapplications,folders,

    andlesaresavedtotheharddisk,andthenthecomputerturnsoff.Toenterhibernation,pressFn+F12.

    Toresumeyoursession,pressthepowerbuttonfornomorethan4seconds.

    Whenyouarenotusingthewirelessfeatures,suchasBluetoothorwirelessLAN,turnthemoff.Thiswill

    helpconservepower.Toturnoffthewirelessfeatures,pressFn+F5.

    Enablingthewakeupfunction

    Ifyouputyourcomputerintohibernationmode,andthewakeupfunctionisdisabled(thisisthedefault

    setting),thecomputerdoesnotconsumeanypower.Ifthewakeupfunctionisenabled,itconsumesasmall

    amountofpower.Toenablethefunction,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙SystemandSecurity(inWindowsVista,SystemandMaintenance).

    2.ClickAdministrativeTools.

    3.ClickT askScheduler.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.

    4.Fromtheleftpane,selectthetaskfolderforwhichyouwanttoenablethewakeupfunction.The

    scheduledtasksaredisplayed.

    5.Clickascheduledtask,andthenclicktheConditionstab.

    6.UnderPower,selectthecheckboxforWakethecomputertorunthistask.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙PerformanceandMaintenance.

    2.ClickScheduledT asks.Thescheduledtasksaredisplayed.

    3.Right-clickonascheduledtask.

    4.ClickProperties.

    5.ClicktheSettingstab.

    6.UnderPowerManagement,selectthecheckboxforWakethecomputertorunthistask.

    Enablingthebatteryalarm

    Youcanprogramyourcomputersothatwhenthebatterypowerfallsbelowacertainlevel,threeevents

    occur:thealarmgoesoff,amessageisdisplayed,andtheLCDisturnedoff.Doasfollows:

    1.StartPowerManager.

    2.ClicktheGlobalPowerSettingstab.

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  • 3.ForLowbatteryalarmorCriticallylowbatteryalarm,setthepercentageofthepowerlevelandset

    theaction.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerenterssleep(standby)orhibernationmodewhenthebatteryislow,butthealarm

    messagehasnotyetappeared,themessagewillappearwhenthecomputerresumes.Toresumenormal

    operation,pressOK.

    Handlingthebattery

    DANGER

    Donotattempttodisassembleormodifythebatterypack.

    Attemptingtodosocancauseanexplosion,orliquidleakagefromthebatterypack.

    AbatterypackotherthantheonespeciedbyLenovo,oradisassembledormodiedbattery

    packisnotcoveredbythewarranty.

    DANGER

    Iftherechargeablebatterypackisincorrectlyreplaced,thereisdangerofanexplosion.Thebattery

    packcontainsasmallamountofharmfulsubstances.T oavoidpossibleinjury:

    •ReplaceonlywithabatteryofthetyperecommendedbyLenovo.

    •Keepthebatterypackawayfromre.

    •Donotexposeittoexcessiveheat.

    •Donotexposeittowaterorrain.

    •Donotshort-circuitit.

    •Storeitinacooldryplace.

    •Keepitawayfromchildren.

    Thebatterypackisaconsumablesupply.

    Ifyourbatterybeginstodischargetooquickly,replacethebatterypackwithanewoneofthetype

    recommendedbyLenovo.Formoreinformationonreplacingthebatterypack,contactyourCustomer

    SupportCenter.

    DANGER

    Donotdrop,crush,puncture,orsubjecttostrongforces.Batteryabuseormishandlingcancause

    thebatterytooverheat,whichcancausegassesorameto“vent”fromthebatterypackorcoin

    cell.Ifyourbatteryisdamaged,orifyounoticeanydischargefromyourbatteryorthebuildup

    offoreignmaterialsonthebatteryleads,stopusingthebatteryandobtainareplacementfrom

    thebatterymanufacturer.

    DANGER

    Onlyrechargethebatterypackstrictlyaccordingtoinstructionsincludedintheproduct

    documentation.

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  • DANGER

    Donotputthebatterypackintrashthatisdisposedofinlandlls.Whendisposingofthebattery,

    complywithlocalordinancesorregulationsandyourcompany'ssafetystandards.

    DANGER

    Thereisadangerofanexplosionifthebackupbatteryisincorrectlyplaced.Thelithiumbattery

    containslithiumandcanexplodeifitisnotproperlyhandled,ordisposedof.Replaceonlywitha

    batteryofthesametype.T oavoidpossibleinjuryordeath,Donot:(1)throworimmerseintowater,

    (2)allowittoheattomorethan100°C(212°F),or(3)attempttorepairordisassembleit.Disposeof

    itasrequiredbylocalordinancesorregulationsandyourcompany'ssafetystandards.

    ThissystemdoesnotsupportbatteriesthatarenotgenuineLenovo-madeorauthorized.Thesystemwill

    continuetoboot,butmaynotchargeunauthorizedbatteries.

    Attention:Lenovohasnoresponsibilityfortheperformanceorsafetyofunauthorizedbatteries,and

    providesnowarrantiesforfailuresordamagearisingoutoftheiruse.

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  • Connectingtothenetwork

    YourcomputerhasoneormorenetworkadaptersforconnectingtotheInternetandtoyourcompany's

    wiredLANorwirelessLANnetwork.

    Note:Somemodelscomewithabuilt-inwirelessWANcardenablingyoutoestablishwirelessconnections

    overremotepublicorprivatenetworks.

    AccessConnectionsisaconnectivityassistantprogramforcreatingandmanaginglocationproles.Each

    locationprolestoresallthenetworkandInternetcongurationsettingsneededforconnectingtoanetwork

    infrastructurefromaspeciclocationsuchasahomeoranofce.

    YourmodemenablesyoutoconnecttoyournetworkortheInternetfromalmostanywhere.Ifyournetwork

    hasaphonelineorlinesdedicatedtodial-upclients,youcanuseamodemtoestablishaconnectiontothe

    LAN.Ifyournetworkdoesnothavedial-upnetworkingcapability(andmanydonot),youmightbeableto

    accesssomeinformationande-mailovertheInternet.

    Ethernetconnections

    Youcanconnecttoyournetworkorabroadbandconnection,suchasDSLorCATV,byuseoftheEthernet

    featurebuiltintoyourcomputer.Thisfeatureenablesyoutodo1Gbpshalforfullduplexdatatransmission.

    ToconnecttoanetworkviaEthernet,youcanuseAccessConnections.

    Note:YourcomputermighthavebothamodemconnectorandanEthernetconnector.Besuretoconnect

    yourcabletothecorrectone.

    Wirelessconnections

    Wirelessconnectionisthetransferofdatawithouttheuseofcablesbymeansofradiowavesonly.

    Dependingonthefrequencyusedfordatatransmission,theareacovered,orthetypeofthedeviceusedfor

    datatransfer,thefollowingcategoriesofwirelessnetworksmaybeavailabletoyou:

    WirelessLAN

    Awirelesslocalareanetworkcoversarelativelysmallgeographicarea,suchasanofcebuildingorahouse.

    Devicesbasedonthe802.11standardscanconnecttothisnetwork.

    WirelessWAN

    Awirelesswideareanetworkcoversabroadergeographicarea.Cellularnetworksareusedfordata

    transmission,andaccessisprovidedbyawirelessservicecarrier.

    Bluetooth

    Oneofanumberoftechnologiesusedtocreateawirelesspersonalareanetwork.Bluetoothcanconnect

    devicesashortdistancefromoneanother,andiscommonlyusedforconnectingperipheraldevicestoa

    computer,transferringdatabetweenhand-helddevicesandPC,orremotelycontrollingandcommunicating

    withdevicessuchasmobilephones.

    WiMAX(WorldwideInteroperabilityforMicrowaveAccess)

    Thislong-rangewirelessdatatransmissiontechnologybasedonthe802.16standardisexpectedtoprovide

    theusera“lastmile”broadbandconnectivitysimilartothatprovidedbycableorADSL,butwithouttheneed

    tophysicallyconnectacabletothePC.

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  • MakingwirelessLANconnections

    Yourcomputercomeswithabuilt-inwirelessnetworkingcardandacongurationutilitytohelpyoumake

    wirelessconnectionsandmonitorthestatusofyourconnection,sothatyoucanstayconnectedtoyour

    networkwhileyouareintheofce,inameetingroom,orathome,withnoneedforawiredconnection.

    Attention:

    •IfyoucarryyourcomputerwiththewirelessLANfeatureintoanairplane,checktheserviceswiththe

    airlinebeforeboardingtheairplane.

    •Iftherearerestrictionsontheuseofcomputersonanairplanewiththewirelessfeature,youneedto

    disableitbeforeboarding.Todisableit,refertotheinstructionsin“Enablingordisablingthewireless

    feature”onpage56

    .

    Note:Youcanpurchaseawirelessnetworkingcardasanoption.Formoreinformation,referto“Finding

    ThinkPadoptions”onpage171

    .

    TipsforusingthewirelessLANfeature

    •PlaceyourcomputersothatthereareasfewobstaclesaspossiblebetweenthewirelessLANaccess

    pointandthecomputer.

    •ForthebestconnectionofthewirelessLANfeature,openyourcomputerdisplaytoanangleofslightly

    morethan90degrees.

    •Ifyouusethewirelessfeature(the802.11standard)ofyourcomputersimultaneouslywithaBluetooth

    option,datatransmissionspeedcanbedelayedandtheperformanceofthewirelessfeaturecanbe

    degraded.

    Wirelessnetworkingsetup

    Tousethebuilt-inwirelessnetworkingcard(the802.11standard)tocommunicate,startAccessConnections.

    ForWindows7:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,see“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”on

    page23,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙

    ThinkVantage➙AccessConnections,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Note:BeforeyoustartsettingupwirelessnetworkingconnectionsbyusingAccessConnections,obtaina

    NetworkName(SSID)andyourencryptioninformationfromyournetworkadministrator.

    AccessConnections,aconnectivityassistantprogram,caneasilyenableonenetworkadapteranddisable

    theotheradaptersondemand.Aftersettingupyourwirelessnetworkingconnection,youcanusethe

    programtoquicklyswitchthenetworksettings.

    WirelessupgradeableThinkPadmodels

    Yourcomputercanbewirelessupgradeable.Thismeansthatyourcomputerhasanantennathatcan

    supportwirelessLANaccesswhenwirelessLANaccesspointsareavailable.Toseemoredetailsaboutthe

    wirelessdevicesavailablefromLenovo,referto“FindingThinkPadoptions”onpage171.

    UsingwirelessWANconnections

    WirelessWideAreaNetwork(wirelessWAN)enablesyoutoestablishwirelessconnectionsoverremote

    publicorprivatenetworks.Theseconnectionscanbemaintainedoveralargegeographicalarea,suchas

    acityoranentirecountry,byuseofmultipleantennasitesorsatellitesystemsmaintainedbywireless

    serviceproviders.

    SomeThinkPadnotebookscomewithabuilt-inwirelessWANcardintegratingsomewirelessWAN

    technologies,suchas1xEV-DO,HSPA,3GorGPRS.YoucanconnecttotheInternetoryourcompany

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  • networkwiththebuilt-inwirelessWANcardandthecongurationutilitytomakeawirelessWANconnection

    andmonitoritsstatus.

    Note:WirelessWANserviceisprovidedbyauthorizedserviceprovidersinsomecountries.

    TondthelocationofthewirelessWANantennaonyourcomputer,referto“LocationoftheUltraConnect

    wirelessantennas”onpage264.

    TousethewirelessWANfeature,startAccessConnections.

    ForWindows7:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,see“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”on

    page23

    ,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙

    ThinkVantage➙AccessConnections.Thenfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    UsingBluetooth

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista

    IfyourcomputerisequippedwiththeIntegratedBluetoothfeatures,youcanenableordisablethefeatures

    bypressingFn+F5.IfyoupressFn+F5,alistofwirelessfeaturesisdisplayed.Youcanenableordisablethe

    Bluetoothfeatureswithasingleclick.

    TocongureaBluetoothdeviceormanageconnectionsettings,youcanuseBluetoothDevicesinControl

    Panel.

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound.

    3.ClickDevicesandPrinters(inWindowsVista,BluetoothDevices).

    TosenddatatoaBluetooth-enableddevice,doasfollows:

    1.Right-clickdatathatyouwanttosend.

    2.SelectSendTo➙BluetoothDevices.

    Fordetails,refertotheWindowsonlinehelp.

    Note:Ifyouusethewirelessfeature(the802.11standard)ofyourcomputersimultaneouslywithaBluetooth

    option,datatransmissionspeedcanbedelayedandtheperformanceofthewirelessfeaturecanbe

    degraded.

    ForWindowsXP

    IfyourcomputerisequippedwiththeIntegratedBluetoothfeatures,youcanenableordisablethefeatures

    bypressingFn+F5.

    IfyoupressFn+F5,alistofwirelessfeaturesisdisplayed.YoucanenableordisabletheBluetoothfeatures

    withasingleclick.

    InWindowsXP,youcanuseeitherThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware,ortheMicrosoft

    Bluetoothsoftware.Bydefault,ThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftwareisinstalledonyour

    computer.

    UsingBluetoothforthersttimeonyourcomputer

    IfthisisthersttimeBluetoothhasbeenusedonyourcomputer,followeitherofthefollowingprocedures:

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  • 1.Double-clicktheMyBluetoothPlacesicononthedesktop,ortheBluetoothiconinthetaskbar.The

    StartUsingBluetoothwindowopens,andsomevirtualdevicedriversareinstalledautomatically.

    2.Waituntiltheinstallationofthedriversiscomplete.

    OR

    1.Right-clicktheMyBluetoothPlacesicononthedesktop,ortheBluetoothiconinthetaskbar.

    2.SelectStartUsingBluetooth.TheStartUsingBluetoothwindowopens,andsomevirtualdevice

    driversareinstalledautomatically.

    3.Waituntiltheinstallationofthedriversiscomplete.

    SomeothervirtualdevicedriverswillbeinstalledondemandwhenyouusecertainBluetoothproles

    forthersttime.

    UsingtheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftware

    IfyouareusingWindowsXPandwanttousetheMicrosoftstandardBluetoothfeatures,installthesoftware

    byfollowingtheinstructionsin“InstallingtheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftwareinWindowsXP”onpage53.

    ForinformationabouthowtousetheBluetoothfunction,doasfollows:

    1.PressFn+F5toturnonBluetooth.

    2.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    3.ClickPrintersandOtherHardware.

    4.ClickBluetoothDevices.

    5.ClicktheOptionstab.

    6.ClickLearnmoreaboutBluetoothSettings.

    UsingThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware

    IfThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftwareisinstalledonyourcomputer,twoiconsare

    displayedonthescreen:

    •MyBluetoothPlacesonthedesktop

    •BluetoothCongurationinthesystemtrayofthetaskbar

    TousetheBluetoothfeatures,dothefollowing:

    1.Double-clicktheMyBluetoothPlacesicononthedesktop.

    2.ForWindowsXP,gotoBluetoothTasksanddouble-clickViewdevicesinrange.Alistofthedevices

    onwhichBluetoothhasbeenenabledappears.

    3.Clickthedevicetowhichyouwantaccess.Alistoftheservicesavailableonthatdeviceappears,

    asfollows:

    •Bluetoothkeyboardandmouse(Humaninterfacedevices)

    •Printer(HCRP)

    •Audiogateway

    •Headset

    •PIMsynchronization

    •Fax

    •Filetransfer

    •PIMitemtransfer

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  • •Dial-upnetworking

    •Networkaccess

    •Bluetoothserialport

    •BluetoothImaging

    •HandsFree

    •AVprole

    4.Clicktheserviceyouwant.

    Formoreinformation,presstheF1keytoopentheonlinehelpforBluetooth.

    BluetoothConguration

    TousethecongurationfeaturesofBluetooth,right-clicktheicon.Apop-upmenuappears.Select

    BluetoothSetupWizardorAdvancedConguration.

    TheBluetoothSetupWizardhasthefollowingcapabilities:

    •FindingallBluetooth-enableddevicesthatcanprovideservices

    •FindingaspecicBluetooth-enableddevicethatyouwanttouse,andconguringtheservicesonthat

    device

    •ConguringtheBluetooth-enabledservicesonyourcomputerthatareprovidedforremotedevices

    •Conguringthenameanddevicetypeofyourcomputer

    TheAdvancedCongurationhasthefollowingfunctions:

    •Conguringthenameanddevicetypeofyourcomputer

    •ConguringyourcomputersettingssothatremoteBluetooth-enableddevicescanndyourcomputer

    •ConguringyourcomputersettingssothatyourcomputercanndremoteBluetooth-enableddevices

    •Conguring,onyourcomputer,theBluetooth-enabledservicesprovidedforremotedevices

    •ConguringtheservicesonremoteBluetooth-enableddevices

    •DisplayinginformationaboutBluetoothhardware

    Fordetails,refertothehelpforBluetooth.Toseethehelp,double-clickMyBluetoothPlaces,andclick

    HelpandthenBluetoothhelp.Anotherwaytostartthehelpistoright-clickBluetoothCongurationinthe

    systemtrayofthetaskbar,andclickAdvancedCongurationandthenHelp.

    InstallingtheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftwareinWindowsXP

    IfyouwanttousetheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftware,doasfollows:

    FirstuninstalltheThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware.

    1.TurnBluetoothpoweroff.

    2.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    3.ClickAddorRemovePrograms.

    4.SelectThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware;thenclickChange/Removeto

    uninstallthesoftware.

    5.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    NextinstalltheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftwareasfollows:

    1.TurnBluetoothpoweron.MicrosoftBluetoothsoftwareisloadedautomatically.

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  • 2.IftheFoundNewHardwareWizardwindowpopsup,dothefollowing:

    a.SelectNo,notthistime,andthenclickNext.

    b.SelectInstallfromalistorspeciclocation(Advanced);thenclickNext.

    c.SelectSearchforthebestdriverinthoselocations.

    d.SelectIncludethislocationinthesearch:,andtypeC:\SWTOOLS\Drivers\MSBTooth,orspecifythe

    locationinwhichyouplacedtheextractedINFle.ThenclickNext.

    3.ClickFinish.

    InstallingThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftwareinWindowsXP

    IfyouareusingtheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftwareandwanttouseThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedData

    RateSoftwareinstead,replacetheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftwarewithThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhanced

    DataRateSoftwareasfollows:

    1.PressFn+F5toturntheBluetoothpoweron.

    2.ClickStart➙Run.

    3.TypeC:\SWTOOLS\Drivers\TPBTooth\Setup.exe(orspecifythefullpathtothesetup.exeleyouhave

    downloadedfromhttp://support.lenovo.com);thenclickOK.

    4.ClickNext.

    5.SelectIacceptthetermsinthelicenseagreement;thenclickNext.

    6.ClickNexttoselectthedefaultdestinationfolder.

    Ifyouneedtochangethedestinationfolder,clickChange,selectorenterthenameofthedestination

    folderintheChangecurrentdestinationfolderwindow,andclickOK.

    7.ClickInstalltobegininstallation.

    8.ClickOKtoacceptthedriversignature.

    9.ClickFinish.

    10.Restartthecomputerifnecessary.

    IfyoudidnotturntheBluetoothpoweronbeforeinstallingThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRate

    Software,thatis,ifyouskippedstep1-replacetheBluetoothdriverasfollows:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickPerformanceandMaintenance;thenclickSystem.

    3.ClicktheHardwaretab;thenclickDeviceManager.

    4.Double-clickBluetoothRadiostoextracttheBluetoothRadiosdevicetree.

    5.Double-clicktheThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateicontoopenthePropertieswindow.

    6.ClicktheDrivertab;thenclickUpdateDriver.

    7.ClickNo,notthistime,andthenclickNext.

    8.SelectInstallfromalistorspeciclocation(Advanced),andthenclickNext.

    9.SelectDon'tsearch.Iwillchoosethedrivertoinstall;thenclickNext.

    10.Selectthedriverthathasno“DigitalSigned”icon;thenclickNext.

    11.ClickFinish.

    Note:Ifyouusethewirelessfeature(the802.11standard)ofyourcomputersimultaneouslywithaBluetooth

    option,datatransmissionspeedcanbedelayedandtheperformanceofthewirelessfeaturecanbe

    degraded.

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  • UsingWiMAX

    SomeThinkPadnotebookscomewithabuilt-inwirelessLANcardintegratingWiMAXtechnology.

    WiMAX,along-rangewirelessdatatransmissiontechnologybasedonthe802.16standard,providesyou

    witha“lastmile”broadbandconnectivitysimilartothatofferedbycableorADSL,butwithouttheneedto

    physicallyconnectacabletothePC.

    TousetheWiMAXfeature,startAccessConnections.

    ForWindows7:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,see“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”on

    page23,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙

    ThinkVantage➙AccessConnections.Thenfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Checkingwirelessconnectionstatus

    AccessConnectionsGauge(Windows7)

    IfyourcomputerisrunningWindows7,theAccessConnectionsGaugeinthetaskbardisplaysthesignal

    strengthandstatusofyourwirelessconnection.

    Note:TodisplayAccessConnectionsGaugeinthetaskbar,seetheHelpinAccessConnections.

    Youcanndmoredetailedinformationaboutthesignalstrengthandstatusofyourwirelessconnection

    byopeningAccessConnectionsorbyright-clickingtheAccessConnectionsGaugeinthetaskbarand

    selectingViewStatusofWirelessConnection.

    •AccessConnectionsGaugestates:wirelessLAN

    –Powertothewirelessradioisoffornosignal.

    –Powertothewirelessradioison.Thesignalstrengthofthewirelessconnectionispoor.To

    improvesignalstrength,moveyoursystemclosertothewirelessaccesspoint.

    Powertothewirelessradioison.Thesignalstrengthofthewirelessconnection

    ismarginal.

    –Powertothewirelessradioison.Thesignalstrengthofthewirelessconnectionis

    excellent.

    •AccessConnectionsGaugestates:wirelessWAN

    –Nosignal

    –Signallevel1

    Signallevel2

    –Signallevel3

    Note:FormoreinformationaboutAccessConnectionsGauge,seetheHelpinAccessConnections.

    AccessConnectionsiconandwirelessstatusicon

    TheAccessConnectionsicondisplaysgeneralconnectionstatus.

    Thewirelessstatusicondisplaysthesignalstrengthandstatusofyourwirelessconnection.

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  • Youcanndmoredetailedinformationaboutthesignalstrengthandstatusofyourwirelessconnection

    eitherbyopeningAccessConnectionsorbydouble-clickingtheAccessConnectionswirelessstatus

    iconinthetaskbar.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,todisplaytheAccessConnectionsstatusiconandthe

    wirelessstatusiconinthesystemtray,refertotheAccessConnectionson-linehelp.

    •AccessConnectionsiconstates

    Nolocationproleisactiveornoneexists.

    –Currentlocationproleisdisconnected.

    –Currentlocationproleisconnected.

    •Wirelessstatusiconstates:wirelessLAN

    –Powertothewirelessradioisoff.

    –Powertothewirelessradioison.Noassociation.

    Powertothewirelessradioison.Nosignal.

    –Powertothewirelessradioison.Thesignalstrengthofthewirelessconnectionisexcellent.

    –Powertothewirelessradioison.Thesignalstrengthofthewirelessconnectionismarginal.

    Powertothewirelessradioison.Thesignalstrengthofthewirelessconnectionispoor.Toimprove

    signalstrength,moveyoursystemclosertothewirelessaccesspoint.

    •Wirelessstatusiconstates:wirelessWAN

    –PowertotheWANradioisoff

    –Noassociation

    –Nosignal

    –Signallevel1

    –Signallevel2

    –Signallevel3

    Note:Ifyouhavetroubleinmakingaconnection,trymovingyourcomputerclosertoyourwirelessaccess

    point.

    Enablingordisablingthewirelessfeature

    Toenableordisablethewirelessfeature,pressFn+F5.Alistofwirelessfeaturesisdisplayed.Youcanturn

    thefeatureonandoffwithasingleclick.

    Youcanalsoenableordisablethefeaturebythefollowingprocedures.

    Toenablethewirelessfeature,doasfollows:

    1.ClicktheAccessConnectionswirelessstatusiconinthesystemtray.

    2.ClickPowerOnWirelessRadio.

    Todisablethewirelessfeature,doasfollows:

    •ClicktheAccessConnectionswirelessstatusiconinthesystemtray.

    •ClickPowerOffWirelessRadio.

    Notes:

    56UserGuide

  • •Youcanusethewirelessradioswitchtodisablethewirelessradioofallthewirelessdevicesonyour

    computer.

    •IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,todisplaytheAccessConnectionsstatusiconandthewireless

    statusiconinthesystemtray,refertotheAccessConnectionson-linehelp.

    Usingthebuilt-inmodem

    Ifyourcomputerhasamodemfeature,youcansendorreceivedataandfaxesoveratelephoneline.This

    modemusesadigitalsignalprocessor(DSP),anditssoftwarecanbeupgraded,allowinggreatexibility.

    Youcanusethemodemonlyonapublic-switchedtelephonenetwork(PSTN).Youcannotuseaprivate

    branchexchange(PBX)orsomeothertypeofdigitaltelephoneextensionline.Ifyouconnectthemodemto

    alineotherthanPSTN,anerrormessageappears,preventingyoufromusingtheline.Ifyouarenotsure

    whichkindofphonelineyouareusing,contactyourtelephonecompany.

    DANGER

    Toavoidshockhazard,donotconnectthecabletoordisconnectthecablefromthetelephone

    outletonthewallduringelectricalstorms.

    Note:YourcomputermighthaveboththemodemconnectorandtheEthernetconnector.Besureto

    connectyourcabletothecorrectone.

    Telephonyfeatures

    Thebuilt-inmodemhasthefollowingtelephonyfeatures:

    Industrystandardmodemsupportupto56Kbps:

    Dataprotocols

    •Bell103(300bps)

    •Bell212A(1200bps)

    •V.21(300bps)

    •V.22bis(2400bps)

    •V.34bis(33600,31200bps)

    •V.34(28800,26400,24000,21600,19200,16800,14400,12000,9600,7200,4800bps)

    •V.90(56000bpsdownstreamonly)

    Errorcorrection/Datacompressionprotocols

    •MNP2-4(Microcomerrorcorrection)

    •V.42(error-correctingproceduresforDCEsusingasynchronousautomaticdialingandcontrol)

    Datacompressionprotocols

    •V.42bis(DCEdatacompression)

    •V.44

    •MNP5(Microcomdatacompression)

    Miscellaneousprotocols

    •V.8(startupsequence)

    •V.80(videophone)

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer57

  • •FastConnect

    Note:ThisfunctioncanworkonlyifthephonelineandserverequipmentatyourISP(InternetService

    Provider)accesspointarecompatiblewithit.CheckwithyourtelephonecompanyandISP.

    •ModemonHold

    Note:Thisfunctioncanbeusedonlyincertaincountriesorregions,becauseitreliesonthespecications

    oftheCallWaitingfunctionandCallerIDfunction,whicheachcountryorregionsetsindependently.Ithas

    beentestedandshowntoworkintheUnitedStatesandCanada.Inaddition,thefunctioncanworkonlyif

    itiscompatiblewiththeserverequipmentatyourISP.

    Industrystandardfaxsupportupto14.4Kbps:

    Faxprotocols

    •V.21Ch2(300-bpsfax)

    •V.17(upto14.4-Kbpsfax)

    •V.29(9600-bpsfax)

    •V.27ter(4800-bpsfax)

    Computertelephonyfunctionsupport:

    •DTMFandpulsedialing

    •DetectingDTMFdigitsreceivedfromthephoneline

    •Callprogressmonitoring

    •Anauto-dialingfeature

    •TelephonyAPI(TAPI)

    Modemcommands

    ThissectionprovidesinformationontheATmodemcommands,incaseyouneedtooperateyourmodem

    fromterminalsoftware.

    Runningcommands

    Yourmodemisincommandmodeatpower-onandisreadytoreceiveandrunATcommands.Itremainsin

    commandmodeuntilitconnectswitharemotemodem.Youcansendcommandstothemodemfroman

    attachedterminaloraPCrunningacommunicationprogram.

    ThemodemisdesignedtooperateatcommonDTEspeedsrangingfrom115.2Kbps(or57.6Kbps)to300

    Kbps.AllcommandsanddatamustbeissuedtothemodematoneofthevalidDTEspeeds.

    Commandformat

    AllcommandsexceptA/ A/

    A/

    mustbeginwiththeprexAT,followedbythecommandletter,andmustendwith

    theEnterkey.Spacesareallowedinthecommandstringtoincreasereadability,butthemodemignores

    themwhileexecutingacommand.Allcommandsmaybetypedineitheruppercaseorlowercase,butnotin

    mixedcase.Acommandissuedwithoutaparameterisconsideredtohaveparameter“0”.

    Examples:A A

    A

    TL[Ent TL[Ent

    TL[Ent

    er] er]

    er]

    Thiscommandcausesyourmodemtolowerthevolumefromitsspeaker.

    RefertothefollowingtablesofATcommandsandextendedATcommands.

    58UserGuide

  • Table3.Modemcommandlist

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    Z Z

    Z

    Resettodefault

    conguration

    Z Z

    Z

    +FCLASS +FCLASS

    +FCLASS

    SelectActiveService

    Class

    +F +F

    +F

    CL CL

    CL

    AS AS

    AS

    S S

    S

    =<Mode><Mode>

    0:SelectDataMode

    1:SelectFacsimileClass1

    Mode

    1.0:SelectFacsimileClass1.0

    Mode

    8:SelectVoiceMode

    +VCID +VCID

    +VCID

    CallerID

    +VC +VC

    +VC

    ID ID

    ID

    =<pmode><pmode>

    0:DisableCallerIDreporting

    1:EnablesCallerIDwith

    formattedpresentationtothe

    DTE.

    2:EnablesCallerIDwith

    unformattedpresentationtothe

    DTE.

    +VRID +VRID

    +VRID

    ReportRetrievedCallerID

    +VRID +VRID

    +VRID

    =<pmode><pmode>

    0:ReportsCallerIDwith

    formattedpresentationtothe

    DTE.

    1:ReportsCallerIDwith

    unformattedpresentationtothe

    DTE.

    \N \N

    \N

    OperatingMode

    \N \N

    \N

    <mode><mode>

    0:Selectsnormalspeed

    bufferedmode(disables

    error-correctionmode)

    andforces&Q6(selects

    asynchronousoperationin

    normalmode.)

    1:Sameas0.

    2:Selectsreliable(error

    correction)modeandforces

    &Q5(themodemwilltryto

    negotiateanerrorcorrected

    link).Themodemwillrst

    attemptaLAPMconnectionand

    thenMNPconnection.Failure

    tomakeareliableconnection

    resultsinthemodemhanging

    up.

    3:Selectsautoreliablemode

    andforces&Q5(themodem

    willtrytonegotiateanerror

    correctedlink).Thisoperates

    thesameas\N2exceptfailure

    tomakeareliableconnection

    resultsinthemodemfallingback

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    tothespeedbufferednormal

    mode.

    4:SelectLAPMerror-correction

    modeandforces&Q5(the

    modemwilltrytonegotiatean

    errorcorrectedlink).Failureto

    makeanLAPMerror-correction

    connectionresultinthemodem

    hangingup.

    5:SelectsMNPerror-correction

    modeandforces&Q5(the

    modemwilltrytonegotiatean

    errorcorrectedlink).Failureto

    makeanMNPerror-correction

    connectionresultsinthemodem

    hangingup.

    &F &F

    &F

    SettoFactoryDened

    Conguration

    &F &F

    &F

    &T &T

    &T

    LocalAnalogLoopback

    Test

    &T &T

    &T

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Terminatestestinprogress.

    1:Initiateslocalanalog

    loopback,V54Loop3.Ifa

    connectionexistswhenthis

    commandisissued,themodem

    hangsup.TheCONNECTXXXX

    messageisdisplayedupthe

    startofthetest.

    I I

    I

    RequestIdentication

    Information

    I I

    I

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Reportsproductcode.

    1:Reportsthelatestsignicant

    byteofthestoredchecksumin

    decimal.

    2:ReportsOK.

    3:Reportsidenticationcodes.

    4:Reportsproductdescription

    fromthe.INFle.

    5:ReportsCountryCode

    parameter.

    6:Reportsmodemdatapump

    modelandinternalcoderevision.

    7:Reportsmodemdatapump

    modelandinternalcoderevision.

    8:Reportsthedateandthetime

    ofthemodemdriverbuild.

    9:ReportsCountry.

    +GMI +GMI

    +GMI

    RequestManufacturer

    Information

    +GMI +GMI

    +GMI

    +GMM +GMM

    +GMM

    RequestModel

    Information

    +GMM +GMM

    +GMM

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    +GMR +GMR

    +GMR

    RequestRevision

    Information

    +GMR +GMR

    +GMR

    +GSN +GSN

    +GSN

    RequestProductSerial

    NumberIdentication

    +GSN +GSN

    +GSN

    +GOI +GOI

    +GOI

    RequestGlobalObject

    Identication

    +GO +GO

    +GO

    I I

    I

    +GC +GC

    +GC

    AP AP

    AP

    RequestComplete

    CapabilitiesList

    +GCAP +GCAP

    +GCAP

    +GCI +GCI

    +GCI

    CountryofInstallation

    +GC +GC

    +GC

    I I

    I

    =<country_code><country_code>

    8-bitcountrycode.Thevalueis

    thehexadecimal.

    E E

    E

    EchoCommand

    E E

    E

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Disablescommandecho.

    1:Enablescommandecho.

    Q Q

    Q

    QuietResultsCodes

    Control

    Q Q

    Q

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Enableresultcodestothe

    DTE.

    1:Disableresultcodestothe

    DTE.

    V V

    V

    ResultCodeForm

    V V

    V

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Enablesshort-formresult

    codes.

    1:Enableslong-formresult

    codes.

    W W

    W

    ConnectMessageControl

    W W

    W

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Uponconnection,themodem

    reportsonlytheDTEspeed.

    Subsequentresponsesare

    disabled.

    1:Uponconnection,themodem

    reportsthelinespeed,the

    errorcorrectionprotocol,and

    theDTEspeed,respectively.

    Subsequentresponsesare

    disabled.

    2:Uponconnection,the

    modemreportstheDCEspeed.

    Subsequentresponsesare

    disabled.

    3:Uponconnection,themodem

    reportsDCEspeedandtheerror

    correctionprotocol.

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    X X

    X

    ExtendedResultCodes

    X X

    X

    <value><value>

    0:CONNECTresultcodeis

    givenuponenteringonline

    datastate.Dialtoneandbusy

    detectionreportingaredisabled.

    1:CONNECT<text>resultcode

    isgivenupononlinedatastate.

    Dialtoneandbusydetection

    reportingaredisabled.

    2:CONNECT<text>resultcode

    isgivenuponenteringonline

    datastate.Dialtonedetection

    reportingisenabled,andbusy

    detectionreportingisdisabled.

    3:CONNECT<text>resultcode

    isgivenuponenteringonline

    datastate.Dialtonedetection

    reportingisdisabled,andbusy

    detectionreportingisenabled.

    4:CONNECT<text>resultcode

    isgivenuponenteringonline

    datastate.Dialtoneandbusy

    detectionreportingareboth

    enabled.

    &C &C

    &C

    RLSDBehavior

    &C &C

    &C

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:RLSDisalwaysON.

    1:RLSDfollowsthestateofthe

    carrier.

    &D &D

    &D

    DTRBehavior

    &D &D

    &D

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:ModemignoresDTR.

    1:Uponanon-to-offtransition

    ofDTR,themodementersonline

    commandstateandissuesan

    OKresultcode;thecallremains

    connected.

    2:Uponanon-toofftransition

    ofDTR,themodeminstructsthe

    underlyingmodemtoperform

    anorderlycleardownofthecall.

    Thedispositionofanydatainthe

    modempendingtransmissionto

    theremotemodemiscontrolled

    bythe+ETBMparameter;

    otherwise,thisdataissent

    beforethecalliscleared,unless

    theremotemodemclearsthe

    callrst(inwhichcasepending

    dataisdiscarded).Themodem

    disconnectsfromtheline.

    Automaticanswerisdisabled

    whileDTRremainsoff.

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    &K &K

    &K

    FlowControl

    &K &K

    &K

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Disablesowcontrol.

    3:EnablesRTSorCTSow

    control.

    4:EnablesXONorXOFFow

    control.

    5:Includedforcompatibility

    onlyandhasnoeffectotherthan

    returninganOKresultcode.

    6:Includedforcompatibility

    onlyandhasnoeffectotherthan

    returninganOKresultcode.

    &M &M

    &M

    Asynchronousor

    SynchronousMode

    Selection

    &M &M

    &M

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0to3:Includedforcompatibility

    onlyandhasnoeffectotherthan

    returninganOKresultcode.

    &Q &Q

    &Q

    SyncorAsyncMode

    &Q &Q

    &Q

    [<value>]

    <mode>

    0-3,6:Selectasynchronous

    operationinnormalmode.

    (speedbuffering)

    5:Selectasynchronous

    operationinerrorcorrection.

    +IPR +IPR

    +IPR

    FixedDTERate

    +IPR +IPR

    +IPR

    =<rate>

    <rate>

    0(autodetect),2400,4800,

    9600,19200,38400,57600,

    115200

    +IFC +IFC

    +IFC

    DTE-ModemLocalFlow

    Control

    +IF +IF

    +IF

    C C

    C

    =[<modem_by_DTE>

    [,<DTE_by_modem>]]

    <modem_by_DTE>

    0:None.

    1:XONorXOFFontransmitted

    data;donotpassXONor

    XOFFcharacterstotheremote

    modem.

    2:Circuit133.

    <DTE_by_modem>

    0:None.

    1:XONorXOFFonreceived

    data.

    2:CTSorRTS.

    +ILRR +ILRR

    +ILRR

    DTE-ModemLocalRate

    Reporting

    +ILRR +ILRR

    +ILRR

    =<value><value>

    0:Disablereportingoflocalport

    rate.

    1:Enablereportingoflocalport

    rate.

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    D D

    D

    DialD D

    D

    <modier><modier>

    0-9:DTMFdigits0to9.

    A-D:DTMFdigitsAtoD.

    L:Rediallastnumber.

    P:Selectpulsedialing.

    T:Selecttonedialing.

    W:Waitfordialtone.

    *:The“star”digit.

    #:The“gate”digit.

    !:Flash.

    @:Waitforsilence.

    $:Waitforcreditcarddialing

    tonebeforecontinuingwiththe

    dialstring.

    &:Waitforcreditcarddialing

    tonebeforecontinuingwiththe

    dialstring.

    ,:Dialpause.

    ;:Returntocommandstate.

    ^:Togglecallingtoneenableor

    disable.

    (),-,<space>:Ignored.

    T T

    T

    SetToneDialDefault

    T T

    T

    P P

    P

    SetPulseDialDefault

    P P

    P

    A A

    A

    Answer

    A A

    A

    H H

    H

    Disconnect(Hang-Up)

    H H

    H

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Themodemwillreleasethe

    lineifthemodemiscurrently

    on-line.

    1:Ifon-hook,themodem

    willgooff-hookandremainin

    commandmode.

    O O

    O

    ReturntoOn-LineData

    Mode

    O O

    O

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Enteron-linedatamodefrom

    theon-linecommandmode

    withoutaretrain.

    1:Performsaretrainthenenter

    on-linedatamodefromthe

    on-linecommandmode.

    L L

    L

    SpeakerVolume

    L L

    L

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Off

    1:Lowvolume

    2:Mediumvolume

    3:Highvolume

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    M M

    M

    SpeakerControl

    M M

    M

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Speakeroff.

    1:Speakeronduringcall

    establishment,butoffwhen

    receivingcarrier.

    2:Speakeron.

    3:Speakerisoffwhenreceiving

    carrierandduringdialing,buton

    duringanswering.

    &G &G

    &G

    SelectGuardTone

    &G &G

    &G

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0to2:Includedforcompatibility

    onlyandhasnoeffectotherthan

    returninganOKresultcode.

    &P &P

    &P

    SelectPulseDialMakeor

    BreakRatio

    &P &P

    &P

    [<value>]

    <value>

    0:Selects39%-61%makeor

    breakratioat10pps.

    1:Selects33%-67%makeor

    breakratioat10pps.

    2:Selects39%-61%makeor

    breakratioat20pps.

    3:Selects33%or67%makeor

    breakratioat20pps.

    &V &V

    &V

    DisplayCurrent

    CongurationandStored

    Prole

    &V &V

    &V

    &W &W

    &W

    StoreCurrent

    Conguration

    &W &W

    &W

    *B *B

    *B

    DisplayBlacklisted

    Numbers

    *B *B

    *B

    *D *D

    *D

    DisplayDelayedNumbers

    *D *D

    *D

    #UD #UD

    #UD

    LastCallStatusReport

    #UD #UD

    #UD

    +PCW +PCW

    +PCW

    CallWaitingEnable

    +P +P

    +P

    CW CW

    CW

    =<value><value>

    0:Requestmodem-onholdif

    enabledby+PMHandcollect

    callerIDinformationifenabled

    by+VRID.ToggleV.24circuit

    125.

    1:Hang-up.

    2:Ignorecallwaiting.

    +PMH +PMH

    +PMH

    Modem-on-HoldEnable+PMH +PMH

    +PMH

    =<value><value>

    0:Modem-on-Holdenabled.

    1:Disabledmodem-on-hold.

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    +PMHT +PMHT

    +PMHT

    Modem-on-HoldTimer+PMHT +PMHT

    +PMHT

    =<value><value>

    0:Denymodem-on-hold

    Request.

    1:GrantMOHwith10sec.

    timeout.

    2:GrantMOHwith20sec.

    timeout.

    3:GrantMOHwith30sec.

    timeout.

    4:GrantMOHwith40sec.

    timeout.

    5:GrantMOHwith1min.

    timeout.

    6:GrantMOHwith2min.

    timeout.

    7:GrantMOHwith3min.

    timeout.

    8:GrantMOHwith4min.

    timeout.

    9:GrantMOHwith6min.

    timeout.

    10:GrantMOHwith8min.

    timeout.

    11:GrantMOHwith12min.

    timeout.

    12:GrantMOHwith16min.

    timeout.

    13:GrantMOHwithindenite

    timeout.

    +PMHR +PMHR

    +PMHR

    InitiateModem-on-Hold

    +PMHR +PMHR

    +PMHR

    +PMHF +PMHF

    +PMHF

    Modem-on-HoldHook

    Flash

    +PMHF +PMHF

    +PMHF

    +PQC +PQC

    +PQC

    ShortenedPhase1/2

    control

    +P +P

    +P

    QC QC

    QC

    =<value><value>

    0:EnableShortPhase1and

    ShortPhase2.

    1:EnableShortPhase1only.

    2:Notsupported.

    3:DisableShortPhase1and

    ShortPhase2.

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  • Table3.Modemcommandlist(continued)

    Command

    Description

    Syntax

    Values

    +PSS +PSS

    +PSS

    UseShortSequence

    +P +P

    +P

    S S

    S

    S S

    S

    =<value><value>

    0:Themodemdecideswhether

    ornottousetheshortstartup

    procedures.

    1:Reserved.

    2:Forcetheuseofthefull

    startupproceduresonthenext

    andsubsequentconnections

    independentofthesettingofthe

    +PQCcommand.

    -QCPC -QCPC

    -QCPC

    ForceFullStartup

    ProcedureNext

    Connection

    -QCP -QCP

    -QCP

    C C

    C

    -QCPS -QCPS

    -QCPS

    EnableQuickConnect

    ProleSave

    -QCP -QCP

    -QCP

    S S

    S

    =<value><value>

    0:Donotallowthequick

    connectproletobesaved.

    1:Allowthequickconnect

    proletobesaved.

    Modemresultcodes

    Thefollowingtableliststhebasiccodesthatthemodemsendstoyourcomputerinresponsetothe

    commandsyouenter.Theyarecalledresultcodes.

    Table4.Modemresultcodes

    NumericResultcodeDescription

    +F4

    +FCERROR

    Highspeedfaxdata(V.27,V.29,V.33,orV.17)isexpectedbutaV.21

    signalisreceived.

    0

    OK

    Acommandlinehasbeenexecuted.

    1

    CONNECT

    ForXcommandvaluesspecifyingnospeedreporting,themodem

    hasconnectedtothelineandeitherthelinespeedis300bpsand

    linespeedisenabled,ortheDTEspeedis300bpsandDTEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    2

    RING

    Anincomingringsignalisdetectedontheline.Whatqualiesas

    aringsignalisdeterminedbycountry-dependentparameters,

    modiablethroughCongurACE.Whencellularinterfaceisselected,

    RINGindicatesthatthecellularphoneisreceivinganincomingcall.

    3

    NOCARRIER

    Sentwhenattemptingtoestablishacallif:Ringbackisdetected

    andlaterceasesbutnocarrierisdetectedwithintheperiodoftime

    determinedbyregisterS7,or

    1.Noringbackisdetectedwithintheperiodoftimedetermined

    byregisterS7.

    2.Alsosentwhenthemodemauto-disconnectsduetolossof

    carrier.

    ForX0,sentforthefollowingconditions:

    1.Ifbusytonedetectionisenforced,busyorcircuitbusyhas

    beendetected.

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  • Table4.Modemresultcodes(continued)

    NumericResultcodeDescription

    2.Ifdialtonedetectionisenforcedorselected,dialtonehas

    notbeendetected.

    4

    ERROR

    Sentduringanattempttoexecuteacommandlineifanyofthe

    followingconditionsoccur:

    1.Thecommandlinecontainsasyntaxerror.

    2.Themodemcannotexecuteacommandcontainedinthe

    commandline,i.e.,thecommanddoesnotexistorisnot

    supported.

    3.Acommandparameterwithinthecommandlineisoutside

    thepermittedrange.

    ForX0,X1,X2,andX3,thismessageissentinsteadofDELAYED

    andBLACKLISTED.

    5

    CONNECT1200

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineandeitherthelinespeedis

    1200bpsandDCEspeedreportingisenabled,ortheDTEspeedis

    1200bpsandDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    6

    NODIALTONE

    ForX2andX4,themodemhasbeeninstructedtowaitfordialtone

    duringdialingbutnoneisreceived.Whencellularphoneinterfaceis

    selected,indicatesthatcellularserviceisnotcurrentlyavailable.

    7

    BUSY

    ForX3andX4,ifbusytonedetectionisenforced,thebusy(engaged)

    signalisdetectedonthelinewhenthemodemisattemptingto

    originateacall.

    8

    NOANSWER

    Themodemisattemptingtooriginateacallifacontinuousringback

    signalisdetectedonthelineuntiltheexpirationofthetimerS7.

    9

    CONNECT600

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis600bps,

    andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    10

    CONNECT2400

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineandeitherthelinespeedis

    2400bpsandDCEspeedreportingisenabled,ortheDTEspeedis

    2400bpsandDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    11

    CONNECT4800

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineandeitherthelinespeedis

    4800bpsandDCEspeedreportingisenabled,ortheDTEspeedis

    4800bpsandDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    12

    CONNECT9600

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineandeitherthelinespeedis

    9600bpsandDCEspeedreportingisenabled,ortheDTEspeedis

    9600bpsandDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    13

    CONNECT7200

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat7200bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    14

    CONNECT12000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat12000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    15

    CONNECT14400

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat14400bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    16

    CONNECT19200

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineandeitherthelinespeedis

    19200bpsandDCEspeedreportingisenabled,ortheDTEspeedis

    19200bpsandDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    17

    CONNECT38400

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis38400bps,

    andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    18

    CONNECT57600

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis57600bps,

    andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

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  • Table4.Modemresultcodes(continued)

    NumericResultcodeDescription

    19

    CONNECT115200

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis115200

    bps,andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    22

    CONNECT75TX/1200RX

    ThemodemhasestablishedaV.23originateconnectionandline

    speedreportingisenabled.

    23

    CONNECT1200TX/75RX

    ThemodemhasestablishedaV.23answerconnectionandline

    speedreportingisenabled.

    24

    DELAYED

    ForX4,sentwhenacallfailstoconnectandthenumberdialedis

    considered“delayed”duetocountryblacklistingrequirements.

    32

    BLACKLISTED

    ForX4,sentwhenacallfailstoconnectandthenumberdialedis

    considered“blacklisted.”

    33

    FAX

    Afaxmodemconnectionisestablishedinafacsimilemode.

    35

    DATA

    Adatamodemconnectionisestablishedinafacsimilemode.

    40

    +MRR:300

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat300bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    44

    +MRR:1200/75

    TheV.23backwardchannelcarrierisdetectedandcarrierreporting

    isenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    45

    +MRR:75/1200

    TheV.23forwardchannelcarrierisdetectedandcarrierreportingis

    enabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    46

    +MRR:1200

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat1200bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    47

    +MRR:2400

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat2400bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    48

    +MRR:4800

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat4800bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    49

    +MRR:7200

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat7200bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    50

    +MRR:9600

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat9600bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    51

    +MRR:12000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat12000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    52

    +MRR:14400

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat14400bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    53

    +MRR:16800

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat16800bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    54

    +MRR:19200

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat19200bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    55

    +MRR:21600

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat21600bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    56

    +MRR:24000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat24000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    57

    +MRR:26400

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat26400bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    58

    +MRR:28800

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat28800bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    59

    CONNECT16800

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis16800bps

    andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

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  • Table4.Modemresultcodes(continued)

    NumericResultcodeDescription

    61

    CONNECT21600

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis21600bps

    andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    62

    CONNECT24000

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis24000bps

    andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    63

    CONNECT26400

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis26400bps

    andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    64

    CONNECT28800

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineandeitherthelinespeedis

    28800bpsandDCEspeedreportingisenabled,ortheDTEspeedis

    28800bpsandDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    66

    +DR:ALT

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelineinMNPClass5and+DR:

    messagereportingisenabled.(SeeS95,Wn,andXn.)

    67

    +DR:V.42B

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelineinV.42bisand+DR:message

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95,Wn,andXn.)

    69

    +DR:NONE

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelinewithoutdatacompressionand

    +DR:messagereportingisenabled.(SeeS95,Wn,andXn.)

    70

    +ER:NONE

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelinewithoutanyformoferror

    correctionandthe+ER:messagereportinghasbeenenabled.(See

    S95,Wn,andXn.)

    77

    +ER:LAPM

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelineinV.42LAPMerrorcorrection

    modeand+ER:messagereportinghasbeenenabled.(SeeS95,

    Wn,andXn.)

    78

    +MRR:31200

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat31200bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    79

    +MRR:33600

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat33600bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    80

    +ER:ALT

    SentwhenthemodemhasconnectedintheMNPmodeoferror

    correction,and+ER:messagereportinghasbeenenabled.(See

    S95,Wn,andXn.)

    83

    LINEINUSE

    Themodemattemptedtogooff-hookwhenanextensionwas

    alreadyoccupyingtheline.

    84

    CONNECT33600

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis33600bps

    andtheDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    91

    CONNECT31200

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelineDTEspeedis31200bpsand

    themodemistoreporttheDTEspeeduponconnecting.

    134

    +MCR:B103

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithBell103modulationand

    modulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    135

    +MCR:B212

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithBell212modulationand

    modulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    136

    +MCR:V21

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.21modulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    137

    +MCR:V22

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.22modulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    138

    +MCR:V22B

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.22bismodulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    139

    +MCR:V23

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.23modulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

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  • Table4.Modemresultcodes(continued)

    NumericResultcodeDescription

    140

    +MCR:V32

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.32modulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    141

    +MCR:V32B

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.32bismodulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    142

    +MCR:V34

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.34modulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    145

    +MCR:V90

    ThemodemhasconnectedtothelinewithITU-TV.90modulation

    andmodulationreportingisenabled.(See+MR,S95andXn.)

    150

    +MRR:32000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat32000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    151

    +MRR:34000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat34000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    152

    +MRR:36000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat36000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    153

    +MRR:38000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat38000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    154

    +MRR:40000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat40000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    155

    +MRR:42000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat42000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    156

    +MRR:44000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat44000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    157

    +MRR:46000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat46000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    158

    +MRR:48000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat48000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    159

    +MRR:50000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat50000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    160

    +MRR:52000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat52000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    161

    +MRR:54000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat54000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    162

    +MRR:56000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat56000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    165

    CONNECT32000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat32000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    166

    CONNECT34000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat34000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    167

    CONNECT36000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat36000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    168

    CONNECT38000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat38000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    169

    CONNECT40000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat40000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    170

    CONNECT42000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat42000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

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  • Table4.Modemresultcodes(continued)

    NumericResultcodeDescription

    171

    CONNECT44000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat44000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    172

    CONNECT46000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat46000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    173

    CONNECT48000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat48000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    174

    CONNECT50000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat50000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    175

    CONNECT52000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat52000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    176

    CONNECT54000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat54000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    177

    CONNECT56000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat56000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    178

    CONNECT230400

    Themodemhasconnectedtotheline,theDTEspeedis230400

    bps,andDTEspeedreportingisenabled.

    180

    CONNECT28000

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat28000bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    181

    CONNECT29333

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat29333bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    182

    CONNECT30667

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat30667bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    183

    CONNECT33333

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat33333bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    184

    CONNECT34667

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat34667bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    185

    CONNECT37333

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat37333bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    186

    CONNECT38667

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat38667bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    187

    CONNECT41333

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat41333bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    188

    CONNECT42667

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat42667bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    189

    CONNECT45333

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat45333bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    190

    CONNECT46667

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat46667bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    191

    CONNECT49333

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat49333bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    192

    CONNECT50667

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat50667bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    193

    CONNECT53333

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat53333bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

    194

    CONNECT54667

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat54667bpsandDCEspeed

    reportingisenabled.

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  • Table4.Modemresultcodes(continued)

    NumericResultcodeDescription

    195

    +MRR:28000*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat28000bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    196

    +MRR:29333*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat29333bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    197

    +MRR:30667*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat30667bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    198

    +MRR:33333*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat33333bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    199

    +MRR:34667*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat34667bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    200

    +MRR:37333*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat37333bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    201

    +MRR:38667*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat38667bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    202

    +MRR:41333*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat41333bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    203

    +MRR:42667*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat42667bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    204

    +MRR:45333*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat45333bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    205

    +MRR:46667*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat46667bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    206

    +MRR:49333*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat49333bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    207

    +MRR:50667*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat50667bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    208

    +MRR:53333*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat53333bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    209

    +MRR:54667*

    Themodemhasconnectedtothelineat54667bpsandcarrier

    reportingisenabled.(SeeS95andXn.)

    Notes:

    1.SeeVnforresultcodeselection,i.e.,shortform(resultcode)orverbose/extended(resultmessage).

    2.SeeWnforextendedconnectmessagecontrol.

    3.SeeS95forextendedresultcodeenablingoptions(whichoverridesomeWncommands).

    4.SeeXnforextendedresultcodesubsetenablingoptions.

    5.See+MRformodulationreportingcontrol.

    Sregisters

    Sregistersareinformationstorageareasinsidethemodem.TheATcommandsetusestheSregistersto

    conguremodemoptions.SomeSregistershavedefaultsettings.Theseareusuallyadequatefornormal

    modemoperations.Inspecialcircumstances,however,youmayneedtochangesomedefaults.

    ToreadorchangethevalueofanSregister,beginthecommandwiththelettersAT.

    ToreadthevalueofanSregister,usethecommandA A

    A

    T T

    T

    Sr? Sr?

    Sr?

    whererisaregisternumber0-110.Forexample,

    toreadthevalueofSregister0,typeATS0?andpressEnter.

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer73

  • TochangethevalueofanSregister,usethecommandA A

    A

    T T

    T

    Sr=n Sr=n

    Sr=n

    whererisaregisternumber0-110,and

    nisthenewvalueyouwanttoassign.Forexample,tochangethevalueofS0registerto20rings,type

    ATS0=20andpressEnter.

    RefertothefollowingtableofSregisters:

    Table5.Sregisters

    RegisterDescriptionRangeUnits

    S0

    NumberofRingstoAutomatic

    Answer.

    0-255Rings

    S1RingCounter

    0-255Rings

    S2EscapeCharacter0-255ASCIIDecimalASCII

    S3LineTerminationCharacter0-127ASCIIDecimalASCII

    S4

    ResponseFormatting

    Character

    0-127ASCIIDecimalASCII

    S5CommandLineEditing

    Character

    0-32ASCIIDecimalASCII

    S6

    WaitTimeforDialToneBefore

    BlindDialing,orAfter“W”Dial

    Modier

    2-255

    s

    S7WaitTimeforCarrierAfter

    Dial,forSilence,orforDial

    ToneAfter“W”Modier

    1-255

    s

    S8

    PauseTimeforDialDelay

    Modier(,)

    0-255

    s

    S10CarrierLossDisconnectTime

    1-2550.1s

    S11

    DTMFToneDuration50-2550.001s

    S12

    EscapePromptDelay0-2550.02s

    S18

    TestTimer0-255

    s

    S29FlashDialModierTime(!)

    0-25510ms

    S30

    DisconnectInactivityTimer0-25510s

    S46DataCompressionControl136(nocompression)or138

    (compression)

    S95ResultCodeMessages

    Control:

    Bit0CONNECTresult

    codeindicatesDCEspeed

    insteadofDTEspeed.

    Bit1Reserved.

    Bit2Enable

    +MCR:XXXXresultcode

    (XXXX=modulation)and

    +MRR:XXXXresultcode

    (XXXX=rate).(See+ER.).

    Bit3Enable

    +ER:XXXXresultcode

    (XXXX=protocolidentier).

    (See+ER.).

    Bit4Reserved.

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  • Table5.Sregisters(continued)

    RegisterDescriptionRangeUnits

    Bit5Enable+DRresult

    code(XXXX=compression

    type).(See+DR.).

    Bits6-7Reserved.

    Usingdialupconnection

    Ifyousometimeshavetodialintooneormorenetworksfromremotesites,suchashotelsorofces,youwill

    needtostartbysettingupinyourcomputeraproleforeachsiteyoudialfromandaproleforeachnetwork

    youdialinto.Fordetailsonsettingupnetworkanddial-upconnections,refertoWindowsonlinehelp.

    Dialupconnections

    Tousethebuilt-inmodem,startAccessConnections.

    ForWindows7:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,see“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”on

    page23,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:TostarttheAccessConnectionswizard,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙

    ThinkVantage➙AccessConnections,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Notes:BeforeyoustartsettingupdialupconnectionsbyusingAccessConnections,obtaineitherofthe

    followingfromyourInternetserviceprovider(ISP)ornetworkadministrator.

    •DialerprogramprovidedbyyourISP

    OR

    •Phonenumbertotheaccesspoint

    •Usernameandpassword

    AccessConnections,aconnectivityassistantprogram,caneasilyenableonenetworkadapteranddisable

    theotheradaptersondemand.Aftersettingupyourdialupconnection,youcanusetheprogramtoquickly

    switchthenetworksettings.

    Dialingmanually

    IfyourcomputerisrepeatedlyunabletoconnecttoyourISPortoaLAN,itiseasiertodialanaccessnumber

    manually.Fordetails,refertoyourWindowsonlinehelp.

    Note:Youwillneedtohaveadualjacktothesamephonelineora“Y”splitterforyourphonelinesothat

    yourcomputerandyourtelephonecansharealine.

    Modemuseabroad

    Differentcountriesandregionsfollowdifferentproceduresandregulationsregardingmodemuse.Besureto

    checkwithyourhotelfrontdeskorwiththelocaltelephoneutilitytolearntheproperprocedureforplugging

    inandunpluggingyourmodemandpowercord.

    DANGER

    Toavoidshockhazard,donotconnectthecabletoordisconnectthecablefromthetelephone

    outletonthewallduringelectricalstorms.

    Aroundtheworldtherearedozensofplugsandjacksforphoneconnections.Youcanusuallypurchasean

    adapterwhileindestinationcountry,butadapterkitsareavailableinyourhomecountrypriortoyourtrip.

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer75

  • Somecountriessupportpulsedialingratherthantonedialing.Tochangedialingmethods,refertoyour

    Windowsonlinehelp.

    Note:Inmanyregions,youcannotusethebuilt-inmodemfunctionuntilLenovohasreceivedapprovalfrom

    theproperauthorities.

    Yourbuilt-inmodemisaworldwidemodemandcanbeusedinanyregionwherePostalTelegraphand

    Telephone(PTT)typeapprovalhasbeenobtained.Youcanchangethemodemsettingasneededfor

    theregionwhereyouusethemodem.

    Formoreinformationontheuseofthebuilt-inmodeminaspecicregion,contacttheCustomerSupport

    Centerinthatregion.

    76UserGuide

  • Presentationsandmultimedia

    Yourcomputercomeswithmanyfeaturestoincreasetheenjoymentofyourcomputerandhelpyougive

    presentationswithcondence.

    Changingdisplaysettings

    Youcanchangethedisplaysettings,suchasfontsizeorcolormodeornumericlock.

    Fontsize

    Tomakeafontsizelarger,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplayattheleft.

    3.SelecttheMediumorLargerradiobutton.

    4.ClickApply.Thechangewilltakeeffectafteryoulogoff.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickAdjustfontsize(DPI)underTasksattheleft.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpassword

    orconrmation,typethepasswordorprovideconrmation.

    3.SelecttheLargerscale(120DPI)-maketextmorereadablecheckbox.

    4.ClickOK.Thechangewilltakeeffectafterthecomputerrestarts.Youarepromptedtorestartthe

    computerafteryouclickOKorApply.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickProperties.TheDisplayPropertieswindowopens.

    2.ClicktheAppearancetab.

    3.UnderFontSize,clickLargeFontsorExtraLargeFonts.

    4.ClickApplytoapplythesettings.

    5.ClickOK.IfyouarepromptedtorestartthecomputerafteryouclickOKorApply,thechangewill

    takeeffectafterthecomputerrestarts.

    Numericlock

    Tochangethenumericlocksetting,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplayattheleft.

    3.ClickChangedisplaysettings.

    4.ClickAdvancedsettings,selecttheOnScreenDisplaytab,andthenclickNumLockSettings.

    5.Thesettingwindowopens.

    6.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    ForWindowsVista:

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer77

  • 1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplaySettings.

    3.ClickAdvancedSettings,selecttheOnScreenDisplaytab,andthenclickNumLockSettings.

    4.Thesettingwindowopens.

    5.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickProperties.TheDisplayPropertieswindowopens.

    2.ClicktheSettingstab.

    3.ClickAdvanced,selecttheOnScreenDisplaytab,andthenclickNumLockSettings.

    4.Thesettingwindowopens.

    5.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Connectingaprojectororexternaldisplay

    Attachinganexternalmonitor

    Yourcomputercansupportamaximumvideoresolutionofupto2048x1536(withanexternalmonitor

    attachedtotheCRTconnector)orupto2560x1600(withanexternalmonitorattachedtotheDisplayPort

    connector),providedthattheexternalmonitoralsosupportsthatresolution.Formoredetails,referto

    themanualsprovidedwithyourmonitor.

    Note:AsforThinkPadW520models,theCRTconnectordoesnotworkintheDOSenvironmentatNVIDIA

    OptimusmodeorIntegratedGraphicsmode,youneedtochangetoDiscreteGraphicsmodetoturnon

    theCRTmonitor.IfthereisnodisplaytochangetheThinkPadSetupsetting,pressF7toswitchtothe

    DiscreteGraphicsmoderightafterpower-on.

    Youcansetanyresolutionforeitherthecomputerdisplayortheexternalmonitor.Whenyouusebothat

    thesametime,theresolutionofbothisthesame.Ifyousetahigherresolutionforthecomputerdisplay,

    youcanseeonlypartofthescreenatatime.Youcanseeotherpartsbymovingtheimagewiththe

    TrackPointoranotherpointingdevice.

    Youcanmovethedisplayoutputtothecomputerdisplay,theexternalmonitor,orbothintheDisplay

    Settingswindow(inWindowsXP,DisplayPropertieswindow).

    Connectinganexternalmonitor

    Toattachanexternalmonitor,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector;thenconnectthemonitortoanelectricaloutlet

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitor.

    3.ChangethedisplayoutputlocationbypressingFn+F7.Thisallowsyoutoswitchbetweenviewing

    outputontheexternaldisplay,thecomputerdisplay,andbothdisplays.

    Note:Ifyourcomputercannotdetecttheexternalmonitor,right-clickonthedesktop,thenselectScreen

    resolution.ClicktheDetectbutton.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector;thenconnectthemonitortoanelectricaloutlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitor.

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  • 3.Ifthisisthersttimetheexternalmonitorhasbeenconnected,theNewDisplayDetecteddialogbox

    opens.Selectoneofthefollowing,andthenclickOK.

    •Duplicatemydesktoponalldisplays(mirrored)

    •Showdifferentpartsofmydesktoponeachdisplay(extended)

    •Showmydesktopontheexternalmonitoronly

    Note:Ifyourcomputercannotdetecttheexternalmonitor,theNewDisplayDetecteddialogboxdoes

    notopen.Fordetails,refertotheWindowsonlinehelp.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer.

    2.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector;thenconnectthemonitortoanelectricaloutlet.

    3.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    4.ChangethedisplayoutputlocationbypressingFn+F7.Thisallowsyoutoswitchbetweenviewing

    outputontheexternaldisplay,thecomputerdisplay,andbothdisplays.

    Notes:

    •Donotchangethedisplayoutputlocationwhileamovingpictureisbeingdrawn,forexample,while

    playingamovieoragame,orviewingabusinesspresentation.Closetheapplicationbeforechangingthe

    displayoutputlocation,orchangethedisplaymodebeforeyouopenanMPEGletoplay.

    •IfyouareattachinganexternalmonitorthatsupportsonlyVGAmode(640x480resolution),donotview

    outputonboththecomputerdisplayandtheexternalmonitor.Doingsowouldcausetheexternalmonitor

    screentobescrambledandtheoutputnottobedisplayed;inaddition,itcouldcausedamagetothe

    screen.Usetheexternalmonitoronly.

    •IftheexternalTFTmonitoryouconnecthasananaloginterface,ickersorripplesmayappearonsome

    displays,suchastheshutdownscreenofWindows.ThisiscausedbytheexternalTFTmonitor,and

    cannotbexedbyadjustingtheexternalTFTmonitororthecomputersidesettings.

    Settingthemonitortypes

    Tosetyourmonitortype,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoanelectrical

    outlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitor.

    3.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.

    Note:Ifyourcomputercannotdetecttheexternalmonitor,clicktheDetectbutton.

    4.SetResolution.

    5.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    6.ClicktheMonitortab.Checkthemonitorinformationwindowtomakesurethatthemonitortypeis

    correct.Ifitis,clickOKtoclosethewindow;otherwisedoasfollows.

    7.Ifmorethantwomonitortypesaredisplayed,selectGenericPnPMonitororGenericNon-PnP

    Monitor.

    8.ClickProperties.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethepassword

    orprovideconrmation.

    9.ClicktheDrivertab.

    10.ClickUpdateDriver.

    11.ClickBrowsemycomputerfordriversoftware,andthenclickLetmepickfromalistofdevice

    driversonmycomputer.

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  • 12.CleartheShowcompatiblehardwarecheckbox.

    13.SelectManufacturerandModelforyourmonitor.Ifyoucannotndyourmonitorinthelist,stopthe

    installationofthisdriverandusethedrivershippedwithyourmonitor.

    14.Afterupdatingthedriver,clickClose.

    15.ClickOK.

    Note:Tochangethecolorsettings,right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.ClickAdvanced

    Settings,selecttheMonitortab,thensetColors.

    ForWindowsVista:

    Note:IfyouselectShowdifferentpartsofmydesktoponeachdisplay(extended),referto“Usingthe

    Extenddesktopfunction”onpage83

    .

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoanelectrical

    outlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitor.

    3.PressFn+F7tochangethedisplayoutputlocationtotheexternalmonitor.

    4.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    5.ClickDisplaySettings.TheDisplaySettingswindowopens.

    6.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    7.ClicktheMonitortab.Checkthemonitorinformationwindowtomakesurethatthemonitortypeis

    correct.Ifitis,clickOKtoclosethewindow;otherwisedoasfollows.

    8.Ifmorethantwomonitortypesaredisplayed,selectGenericPnPMonitororGenericNon-PnP

    Monitor.

    9.ClickProperties.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethepassword

    orprovideconrmation.

    10.ClicktheDrivertab.

    11.ClickUpdateDriver.

    12.ClickBrowsemycomputerfordriversoftware,andthenclickLetmepickfromalistofdevice

    driversonmycomputer.

    13.CleartheShowcompatiblehardwarecheckbox.

    14.SelectManufacturerandModelforyourmonitor.Ifyoucannotndyourmonitorinthelist,stopthe

    installationofthisdriverandusethedrivershippedwithyourmonitor.

    15.Afterupdatingthedriver,clickClose.

    16.SetResolutionandColorsintheDisplaySettingswindow.

    17.ClickOK.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoanelectrical

    outlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.PressFn+F7tochangethedisplayoutputlocationtotheexternalmonitor.

    4.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPropertiestoopentheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    5.ClicktheSettingstab.

    6.ClickAdvanced.

    7.ClicktheMonitortab.Checkthemonitorinformationwindowtomakesurethatthemonitortypeis

    correct.Ifitis,clickOKtoclosethewindow;otherwisedoasfollows.

    8.Ifmorethantwomonitortypesaredisplayed,selectDefaultMonitor.

    9.ClickProperties.

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  • 10.ClicktheDrivertab.

    11.ClickUpdateDriver.TheHardwareUpdateWizardappears.

    12.ClickNo,notthistime,andthenclickNext.

    13.SelectInstallfromalistorspeciclocation(Advanced),andthenclickNext.

    14.SelectDon'tsearch.Iwillchoosethedrivertoinstall,andthenclickNext.

    15.CleartheShowcompatiblehardwarecheckbox.

    16.SelectManufacturerandModelforyourmonitor.Ifyoucannotndyourmonitorinthelist,stopthe

    installationofthisdriverandusethedrivershippedwithyourmonitor.

    17.Afterupdatingthedriver,clickOKtoclosethePropertieswindow.

    18.SetColorsandScreenareaintheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    19.ClickOK.

    Considerationsforattachinganexternalmonitor

    •Wheninstallinganoperatingsystem,youmustinstallthedisplaydriverforyourmonitorthatissupplied

    withthecomputer,andtheMonitorINFlethatissuppliedwiththeexternalmonitor.

    •Ifyousetaresolutionhigherthantheresolutionyouareusingonthepanel,anduseapanelthatdoesnot

    supportthatresolution,takeadvantageofthevirtualscreenfunction,whichenablesyoutodisplayonlya

    partofthehigh-resolutionscreenimageyourcomputerproduces.Youcanseeotherpartsoftheimage

    bymovingthescreenwiththeTrackPointorotherpointingdevice.

    •Iftheexternalmonitoryouareusingisoutdated,theresolutionandtherefreshratemaybelimited.

    •AsforThinkPadW520models,theCRTconnectordoesnotworkintheDOSenvironmentatNVIDIA

    OptimusmodeorIntegratedGraphicsmode,youneedtochangetoDiscreteGraphicsmodetoturnon

    theCRTmonitor.IfthereisnodisplaytochangetheThinkPadSetupsetting,pressF7toswitchto

    theDiscreteGraphicsmoderightafterpower-on.

    UsingtheDVImonitor

    Ifyourcomputerhasoneoftheoptionalexpansionunits,aThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,aThinkPad

    MiniDockSeries3,oraThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),youcanusetheDigitalVisualInterface

    (DVI)monitorthroughtheDVIconnectorofthatunit.

    Notes:

    •ThescreenmodethatcanbeuseddependsonthespecicationsoftheDVImonitor.

    •BeforeyouattachtheDVImonitor,makesurethatthecomputerisattachedtotheexpansionunitand

    thesystemworksproperly.

    ToattachtheDVImonitor,doasfollows:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer.

    2.ConnecttheDVImonitortotheDVIconnectoroftheexpansionunit,andthenconnectthemonitor

    toanelectricaloutlet.

    3.TurnontheDVImonitorandthecomputer.Thesystemstarts.

    IfthecomputeroutputdoesnotappearontheDVImonitor,doasfollows:

    ForacomputerthatsupportsNVIDIAOptimusGraphics:

    1.SwitchtheGraphicsProcessingUnit(GPU)toHighPerformanceGraphics.Formoreinformationabout

    GPUswitching,refertothehelpforThinkPadPowerManager.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisrunningWindowsXP,youcannotswitchtheGPU.

    2.Right-clickonthedesktopandselectNVIDIAControlPanel.TheNVIDIAControlPanelopens.

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  • 3.IntheSelectaT asknavigationpaneatleftunderDisplay,clickSetupmultipledisplays.

    4.InWindows7andWindowsVista,right-clickontheVerifyyourdisplayconguration,andthenselect

    eithertheCloneModeorthePrimary.InWindowsXP,selectamulti-displaymode.

    5.ClickOK.

    ForacomputerthathastheIntel

    ®

    displayadapter:

    1.PressCtrl+Alt+F12.TheIntelGraphicsMediaAcceleratorDriverformobilewindowappears.

    2.SelectDigitalDisplay,IntelDualDisplayClone,orExtendedDesktop.IfyouselectDigitalDisplay,

    thecomputeroutputappearsontheDVImonitoronly.IfyouselectIntelDualDisplayCloneor

    ExtendedDesktop,theoutputappearsbothonthecomputerdisplayandontheDVImonitor.

    3.ClickOK.

    ConsiderationsforattachingaDVImonitor

    ConnecttheDVImonitortotheexpansionunit,andturnitonbeforeyouturnonthecomputer.Otherwise

    thesystemcannotrecognizethatthemonitorisconnected.IftheoptionforenablingtheDVImonitorinthe

    DisplayPropertieswindowdoesnotappear,tryclosingthewindowandopeningitagain.Iftheoptionstill

    doesnotappear,makesurethattheconnectorofthemonitorisattachedrmly,andrepeattheprocedure

    forattachingthemonitor.

    UsingtheDisplayPortconnector

    YourcomputerhasaDisplayPortconnector,thelatestdigitaldisplayinterfaceforconnectiontovarious

    externaldevices,suchasCRTmonitors,projectors,orevenHDTV.Thiscompactconnectorenablesa

    plug-and-playsetupandsupportsadaptorsthatcanplugintoDVI,VGA,orHDMIports.

    Note:AsforThinkPadW520models,theCRTconnectordoesnotworkintheDOSenvironmentatNVIDIA

    OptimusmodeorIntegratedGraphicsmode,youneedtochangetoDiscreteGraphicsmodetoturnon

    theCRTmonitor.IfthereisnodisplaytochangetheThinkPadSetupsetting,pressF7toswitchtothe

    DiscreteGraphicsmoderightafterpower-on.

    TheDisplayPortconnectorofyourcomputersupportsaudioaswellasvideostreaming.

    Settingupapresentation

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,itdoesnotsupportPresentationDirector,buttheFn+F7or

    Win+Pkeycombinationisavailableforswitchingdisplayoutputtoaconnectedprojector.

    PresentationDirectorprovidesaneasywaytosetupyourcomputertohelpyougivepresentationswith

    condence,evenwhenyouareawayfromyourofce.

    UsePresentationDirectortoadjustresolutionsettingsandtemporarilydisablepowermanagementtimersto

    ensureanuninterruptedpresentation.

    PresentationDirectorhassomepredenedpresentationschemes.Toapplyapresentationscheme,youcan

    usetheFn+F7keycombination.

    TostartPresentationDirector,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙PresentationDirector,and

    followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Projectingvideo

    Todisplayinformationandmakepresentations,youcanattachadataprojectortoyourcomputer.Attachthe

    dataprojectortothemonitorconnectoronyourcomputer.

    Note:Itmaytakeseveralsecondsbeforetheprojectordisplaystheimage.Ifyoudonotseeyourdesktop

    displayedafter60seconds,trypressingFn+F7toswitchbetweendifferentdisplayoutputlocations.

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  • YoucancreateapresentationschemebyfollowingtheinstructionsofthePresentationDirector,withthe

    projectorattachedtoyourcomputer.Youcansavetheschemeforafuturepresentationwiththesame

    equipment.

    Playingsound

    Yourprojectormighthaveoneormoreaudio-inputconnectors.Toprojectsound,youwillneedtoattachthe

    comboaudiojackonyourcomputertotheseconnectors,usinganaudiocable(commerciallyavailable).

    Usingdualdisplays

    UsingtheExtenddesktopfunction

    YourcomputersupportsafunctionnamedtheExtenddesktop.WiththeExtenddesktopfunction,you

    candisplayoutputonboththecomputerdisplayandanexternalmonitor.Youcanalsodisplaydifferent

    desktopimagesoneachmonitor.

    YoucanusetheExtenddesktopfunctionwithoutchanginganysettings.Ifthefunctiondoesnotwork,refer

    to“EnablingtheExtenddesktopfunction”onpage83toenableit.

    ConsiderationsforusingtheExtenddesktopfunction

    •IfyouwanttoshowDOSfull-screenwhileintheExtenddesktopmode,onlytheprimarydisplayshows

    DOS;theotherdisplayisblackedout.

    IfyourcomputerhastheInteldisplayadapter,youcandesignatetheotherdisplayastheprimarydisplay

    bydoingthefollowing:

    1.PressCtrl+Alt+F12.TheIntelCUIwindowopens.

    2.SelectExtendedDesktop.

    3.Changethesettingtodesignatetheprimarydisplay.

    •WhenanapplicationusingtheDirectDrawortheDirect3Displayedinfull-screenmode,itisshown

    onlyontheprimarydisplay.

    •YoucannotusethedisplayswitchingfunctionwhenyouareintheExtenddesktopmode.

    EnablingtheExtenddesktopfunction

    ToenabletheExtenddesktopfunction,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector;thenconnectthemonitortoanelectricaloutlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitor.

    3.PressFn+F7,thenselectExtend.

    Tochangetheresolutionforeachmonitor,doasfollows:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.

    2.ClicktheMonitor-1icon(fortheprimarydisplay,thecomputerdisplay).

    3.SelecttheResolutionoftheprimarydisplay.

    4.ClicktheMonitor-2icon(forthesecondarydisplay,theexternaldisplay).

    5.SelecttheResolutionofthesecondarydisplay.

    6.Placetheiconsforthemonitorssothattheytouch.

    Note:Youcansetthemonitorsinanyrelativeposition,buttheiconsmusttoucheachother.

    7.ClickOKtoapplythechanges.

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  • Note:Tochangethecolorsettings,right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.ClickAdvanced

    Settings,selecttheMonitortab,thensetColors.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector;thenconnectthemonitortoanelectricaloutlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitor.

    3.Ifthisisthersttimetheexternalmonitorhasbeenconnected,theNewDisplayDetecteddialogbox

    opens.SelectShowdifferentpartsofmydesktoponeachdisplay(extended),andthenclickOK.

    Tochangetheresolutionforeachmonitor,doasfollows:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplaySettings.TheDisplaySettingswindowopens.

    3.ClicktheMonitor-1icon(fortheprimarydisplay,thecomputerdisplay).

    4.SelecttheResolutionandtheColorsoftheprimarydisplay.

    5.ClicktheMonitor-2icon(forthesecondarydisplay,theexternaldisplay).

    6.SelecttheResolutionandtheColorsofthesecondarydisplay.

    7.Placetheiconsforthemonitorssothattheytouch.

    Note:Youcansetthemonitorsinanyrelativeposition,buttheiconsmusttoucheachother.

    8.ClickOKtoapplythechanges.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer.

    2.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector;thenconnectthemonitortoanelectricaloutlet.

    3.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    4.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPropertiestoopentheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    5.ClicktheSettingstab,andclicktheMonitor-2icon.

    6.SelecttheExtendmyWindowsdesktopontothismonitorcheckboxandclickApply.(IftheMonitor

    Settingswindowopens,clickYes.)

    Tochangetheresolutionforeachmonitor,doasfollows:

    1.ClicktheMonitor-1icon(fortheprimarydisplay,thecomputerdisplay).

    2.Selectthecolorqualityandthescreenresolutionoftheprimarydisplay.

    3.ClicktheMonitor-2icon(forthesecondarydisplay,theexternaldisplay).

    4.Selectthecolorqualityandthescreenresolutionofthesecondarydisplay.

    5.Placetheiconsforthemonitorssothattheytouch.

    Note:Youcansetthemonitorsinanyrelativeposition,buttheiconsmusttoucheachother.

    6.ClickOKtoapplythechanges.

    UsingtheNVIDIAOptimusGraphicsfeature

    SomeThinkPadnotebookssupportNVIDIAOptimusGraphics.

    NVIDIAOptimusGraphicsenablesadynamicswitch,thatis,aswitchwithnoneedtorestartyourcomputer

    betweenHighPerformanceandEnergySavingGraphics.

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  • Note:TousetheDisplayPortfeatureorDVImonitoronthedockingstation,youneedtoswitchtoHigh

    PerformanceGraphics.

    SwitchingtheGraphicsProcessingUnit

    IfyourcomputersupportsNVIDIAOptimusGraphics,theGraphicsProcessingUnitisswitchedautomatically

    dependingonthesettingsofthepowerplanyouuse.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisrunningWindowsXP,youcannotswitchtheGPU.

    Usingacolorprole

    ThedisplayprovidesacolorprolethatcanworkwiththeMicrosoftImageColorManagement(ICM)

    function.IfthegraphicssoftwareyouareusingiscompatiblewithICM,youcandisplayacolorimageon

    yourmonitorandmatchitwiththesamequalityonanotherdevice,suchasascanneroraprinter.

    FordetailsonMicrosoftICM,refertothemanualsprovidedwiththeWindowsoperatingsystem.

    Note:ThecolorproleforThinkPadLCDhasbeenpre-installedinyourcomputeralready.Ifyouneedto

    installadifferentcolorprole,see“InstallingThinkPadMonitorFileforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7”onpage

    199

    .Ifyouhavemeasuredandadjustedthecoloraccuracyofyourdisplaybyuseofacolorsensor,you

    mayalsousethecolorprolecreatedduringthatprocess.

    Usingaudiofeatures

    Yourcomputerisequippedwiththefollowing:

    •Comboaudiojack,1/8inch(3.5mm)indiameter

    •Built-instereospeakers

    •Built-indualarraydigitalmicrophone

    Yourcomputeralsohasanaudiochipthatenablesyoutoenjoyvariousmultimediaaudiofeatures:

    •CompliantwithIntelHighDenitionAudio.

    •RecordingandplaybackofPCMandWAVlesin16-bitor24-bitformat.

    •PlaybackofaWAVleatasamplerateof44.1KHzto192KHz.

    •PlaybackofMIDIlesthroughaWavetablesynthesizerunderMicrosoftWindowsoperatingsystems.

    •PlaybackofMP3lesthroughtheWindowsMediaPlayerorasoftwareMP3player.

    •Recordingfromvarioussoundsources,suchasaheadsetattachedeithertothecomboaudiojackof

    yourcomputerortothemicrophonejackoftheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDock

    PlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W).

    Note:Thecomboaudiojackdoesnotsupportaconventionalmicrophone.

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer85

  • Thefollowingtableshowswhichfunctionsoftheaudiodevicesattachedtothejacksonyourcomputeror

    dockingstationaresupported.

    Table6.Audiofeaturelist

    Headsetwitha3.5mm

    4-poleplug

    ConventionalheadphoneConventionalmicrophone

    Comboaudiojack

    Headphoneand

    microphonefunctions

    supported

    Headphonefunction

    supported

    Notsupported

    Headphonejackofthe

    dockingstation

    Onlyheadphonefunction

    supported

    Microphonefunctionnot

    supported

    Headphonefunction

    supported

    Notsupported

    Microphonejackofthe

    dockingstation

    NotsupportedNotsupported

    Microphonefunction

    supported

    BeamFormingfeature

    Abuilt-indualarraydigitalmicrophoneismountedatthetopofthedisplay.Whereasaconventional

    single-elementmicrophonecapturessoundsfromallaround,thebuilt-indualarraydigitalmicrophoneis

    designedtocapturethesoundfromanexceptionallylimitedangle,throughthecombinationofaspecialized

    microphonearraywithacapabilityofdigitalsignalprocessing.Thereforethemicrophonecapturessounds

    fromtheareainfrontofthesystemclearly,butblocksoutalmostallthesoundsfromoutsidethecapturing

    range.Thusthespeechofausersittinginfrontofthesystemisinputtothesystemwithoutinterference

    fromnoiseinthesurroundingarea.Torecordyourspeechmostclearly,youshouldspeakfromdirectlyin

    frontofthecomputer.

    Conguringforsoundrecording

    Tocongurethemicrophoneforoptimizedsoundrecording,opentheSmartAudiowindowasfollows:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙HardwareandSound➙SmartAudio.

    TheSmartAudiowindowopens.

    ForWindowsXP:ClickStart➙ControlPanel.SwitchtoClassicViewandclickSmartAudio.The

    SmartAudiowindowopens.

    Usinganintegratedcamera

    Ifyourcomputerhasanintegratedcamera,whenyoupressFn+F6toopentheCommunicationssettings

    window,thecamerawillbelaunchedandthegreencamera-in-useindicatorwillturnonautomatically.In

    theCommunicationssettingswindow,youcanpreviewyourvideoimageandtakeasnapshotofyour

    currentimage.

    Youcanalsousetheintegratedcamerawithotherprogramsthatprovidefeaturessuchasphotographing,

    videocapturing,andvideoconferencing.Tousetheintegratedcamerawithotherprograms,openoneofthe

    programsandstartthephotographing,videocapturing,orvideoconferencingfunction.Then,thecamera

    willstartautomaticallyandthegreencamera-in-useindicatorwillturnon.Formoreinformationaboutusing

    thecamerawithaprogram,refertothedocumentationthatcamewiththeprogram.

    IfyoudonotwantthecameratobelaunchedautomaticallywhenyoupressFn+F6orwhenyouusea

    program,pressFn+F6toopentheCommunicationssettingswindowandclicktheHidemycameraimage

    buttontodisablethecamera.

    86UserGuide

  • Conguringcamerasettings

    Youcancongurethecamerasettingstomeetyourneeds,suchasadjustingthequalityofthevideooutput.

    Tocongurethecamerasettings,dothefollowing:

    1.PressFn+F6.TheCommunicationssettingswindowopens.

    2.ClicktheManageSettingsbutton.TheCommunicationUtilitywindowopens.

    3.IntheCommunicationsUtilitywindow,congurethecamerasettingsdependingonyourindividual

    needs.

    Adjustingthevideooutputofyourcamera

    Youcanadjustthequalityofthevideooutputofyourcamerabychangingthesettingsforimagequalityand

    framerateinthecamerapropertywindow.Thefollowingvaluesareavailable:

    SpeedPriority:Thisisthedefaultsetting.Itgivesyouafasterframerateforthebestreal-timevideo

    conferencingduringtheday.However,atnightorinadarkenvironment,theimagedoesnothavethe

    bestquality.

    Balance:Thisgivesyouabalancebetweenspeedandimagequality.Theimageobtainedatnightorina

    darkenvironmentisbetterthanwithSpeedPriority.

    Imagequalitypriority:Thisgivesyouahigh-qualityvideoandthebestimageatanytimeoftheday.The

    imageisveryclearevenatnightorinadarkenvironment,butattheexpenseofframerate.Thevideo

    streamingmayslowdown.

    UsingtheThinkLightfeature

    Becauseyourcomputercantravelwithyou,youmightneedtouseitinlessthanperfectlightingconditions.

    Toilluminatethekeyboardbyturningonyourcomputer,pressFn+PgUp.

    Note:Avoidusingyourcomputerindarkconditionsforprolongedperiods.Itisbadforyoureyes.

    Usingtheopticaldrive

    Note:YourcomputersupportonlytheMultiBurnerdriver.

    MultiBurnerdrive

    ThisdrivecanreadDVD-ROMdiscs,DVD-Rdiscs,DVD-RAMdiscs,DVD-RWdiscs,andalltypesofCDs,

    suchasCD-ROMdiscs,CD-RWdiscs,CD-Rdiscs,andaudioCDs.Inaddition,itcanrecordonDVD-R

    discs,DVD-RWdiscs,typeIIDVD-RAMdiscs,CD-RWstandardandhighspeeddiscs,andCD-Rdiscs.

    Usingthemediacardreader

    Dependingonthemodel,yourcomputermayhaveanExpressCardslotfora34mm-widecard,amedia

    cardreaderslot,orasmartcardreaderslot.

    Ifyourcomputerhasamediacardreaderslot,itsupportsthefollowingcards:

    Chapter2.Usingyourcomputer87

  • •SDcard

    •SDHCcard

    •SDXCcard

    •MultiMediaCard(MMC)

    Notes:

    •YourcomputerdoesnotsupporttheCPRMfeaturefortheSDcard.

    •Whentransferringdatatoorfromaashmediacard,suchasanSDcard,donotputyourcomputer

    insleep(standby)orhibernationmodebeforethedatatransferiscomplete.Todosomightcause

    damagetoyourdata.

    FormoreinformationonExpressCards,smartcards,andashmediacards,refertoanyofthefollowing

    topics:

    •“InsertinganExpressCard,aashmediacard,orasmartcard”onpage88

    •“RemovinganExpressCard,aashmediacard,orasmartcard”onpage89

    InsertinganExpressCard,aashmediacard,orasmartcard

    Attention:DonotinsertanExpressCardwhilethecomputerisinsleep(standby)modeorhibernationmode.

    Ifyoudo,thecomputermaynotrespondwhenyoutrytoresumeusingit.

    Attention:Beforeyoustartinstallinganyofthefollowingcards,touchametaltableoragroundedmetal

    object.Thisactionreducesanystaticelectricityfromyourbody.Thestaticelectricitycoulddamagethecard.

    •34mm-wideExpressCard

    •Flashmediacard,suchasanSDcard,anSDHCcard,anSDXCcard,andaMultiMediaCard

    •Smartcard

    ForinformationaboutthelocationoftheExpressCardslot,ashmediacardreaderslot,andsmartcardslot,

    see“Locatingcomputercontrols,connectors,andindicators”onpage1.

    Toinserta34mm-wideExpressCardintotheExpressCardslot,dothefollowing:

    •Makesurethatthecardiscorrectlyoriented.

    •Pushtheslotcover,andinsertthecardintotheslotwiththenotchededgefacingupward.Thenpressthe

    cardrmlyintotheconnector.

    Toinsertaashmediacardintothe4-in-1mediacardreaderslot,dothefollowing:

    •Makesurethatthecardiscorrectlyoriented.

    •Insertthecardrmlyintothe4-in-1mediacardreaderslot.Thecardmaystopbeforeitiscompletely

    installedintotheslot.

    Toinsertasmartcardintothesmartcardslot,dothefollowing:

    •Makesurethatthecardiscorrectlyoriented.

    •Insertthecardsothatthemetalliccontactisupandgoesinrst.Insertthecardrmlyintotheslot.

    IftheExpressCard,ashmediacard,orsmartcardisnotPlugandPlay,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:

    1.OpenControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound.

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  • 3.ClickDeviceManager.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.

    4.FromtheActionmenu,selectAddlegacyhardware.TheAddHardwareWizardstarts.

    5.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    •ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:

    –OpenControlPanelandswitchtoClassicview.

    –Double-clicktheAddHardwareicon.TheAddHardwareWizardstarts.

    –Followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    RemovinganExpressCard,aashmediacard,orasmartcard

    Attention:BeforeremovingastorageExpressCard,suchasaashmemoryExpressCard,asolidstate

    ExpressCard,oramemorycardreaderExpressCard,fromanExpressCardslot,youmuststopthe

    ExpressCard.Otherwise,dataontheExpressCardmightbecorruptedorlost.

    Attention:DonotremoveanExpressCardwhilethecomputerisinsleep(standby)modeorhibernation

    mode.Ifyoudo,thesystemwillnotrespondwhenyoutrytoresumeoperation.

    ForinformationaboutthelocationoftheExpressCardslot,ashmediacardreaderslot,andsmartcardslot,

    see“Locatingcomputercontrols,connectors,andindicators”onpage1

    .

    ToremoveanExpressCard,aashmediacard,orasmartcard,dothefollowing:

    ForWindows7:

    •ClicktheShowhiddeniconsinthetaskbar.

    •Right-clickSafelyRemoveHardwareandEjectMediaicon.

    •SelectcorrespondingitemtoejectthecardfromtheWindowsoperatingsystem.

    •Pressthecardtoejectitfromyourcomputer.

    •Removethecardfromyourcomputerandstoreitsafelyforfutureuse.

    ForWindowsVistaandWindowsXP:

    •ClicktheSafelyRemoveHardwareiconinthetaskbar

    •SelectcorrespondingitemtoejectthecardfromtheWindowsoperatingsystem.

    •Pressthecardtoejectitfromyourcomputer.

    •Removethecardfromyourcomputerandstoreitsafelyforfutureuse.

    Note:IfyoudonotremovethecardfromyourcomputerafteryouejectthecardfromtheWindows

    operatingsystem,thecardcannolongerbeaccessed.Toaccessthecard,youmustremoveitonce,

    theninsertitagain.

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  • Chapter3.Youandyourcomputer

    Thischapterprovidesyouinformationaboutaccessibilityandtravelingwithyourcomputer.

    Thischaptercontainsthefollowingtopics:

    •“Accessibilityandcomfort”onpage91

    •“Travelingwithyourcomputer”onpage94

    Accessibilityandcomfort

    Becauseyourcomputerenablesyoutoworkinsomanyplaces,itisimportantthatyouremainattentive

    togoodposture,goodlightingandproperseating.Bykeepingtheseconsiderationsinmind,youcan

    improveperformanceandachievegreatercomfort.

    Lenovoiscommittedtoprovidingthelatestinformationandtechnologytoourcustomerswithdisabilities.

    Refertoouraccessibilityinformationwhichoutlinesoureffortsinthisarea.

    Ergonomicinformation

    Workinginthevirtualofcemaymeanadaptingtofrequentchangesinyourenvironment.Followingsome

    simpleruleswillmakethingseasierandbringyouthemaximumbenetsofyourcomputer.Keepinginmind

    suchbasicsasgoodlightingandproperseating,forexample,canhelpyouimproveyourperformance

    andachievegreatercomfort.

    Note:Thisexampleshowssomeoneinaconventionalsetting.Evenwhennotinsuchasetting,youcan

    followmanyofthesetips.Developgoodhabits,andtheywillserveyouwell.

    GeneralPosture:Belowaresomegeneralrecommendationsforassumingahealthyworkingposture.It

    isbesttoperiodicallymakeminormodicationsinyourworkingposturetodetertheonsetofdiscomfort

    causedbylongperiodsofworkinginthesameposition.Frequent,shortbreaksfromyourworkwillalsohelp

    topreventanyminordiscomfortassociatedwithyourworkingposture.

    Display:Positionthedisplaytomaintainacomfortableviewingdistanceof510-760mm(20-30inch).Avoid

    glareorreectionsonthedisplayfromoverheadlightingoroutsidesourcesoflight.Keepthedisplayscreen

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  • cleanandsetthebrightnesstolevelsthatenableyoutoseethescreenclearly.PressFn+HomeorEnd

    toadjustdisplaybrightness.

    HeadPosition:Keepyourheadandneckinacomfortableandneutral(vertical,orupright)position.

    Chair:Useachairthatgivesyougoodbacksupportandseatheightadjustment.Usechairadjustmentsto

    bestsuityourdesiredposture.

    ArmandHandPosition:Ifavailable,utilizechairarmrestsoranareaonyourworkingsurfacetoprovide

    weightsupportforyourarms.Keepyourforearms,wrists,andhandsinarelaxedandneutral(horizontal)

    position.Typewithasofttouchwithoutpoundingthekeys.

    LegPosition:Keepyourthighsparalleltotheoorandyourfeetatontheoororonafootrest.

    Whatifyouaretraveling?

    Itmaynotbepossibletoobservethebestergonomicpracticeswhenyouareusingyourcomputerwhileon

    themoveorinacasualsetting.Regardlessofthesetting,trytoobserveasmanyofthetipsaspossible.

    Sittingproperlyandusingadequatelighting,forexample,willhelpyoumaintaindesirablelevelsofcomfort

    andperformance.

    Questionsaboutvision?

    ThinkPadnotebook'svisualdisplayscreensaredesignedtomeetthehigheststandardsandtoprovideyou

    withclear,crispimagesandlarge,brightdisplaysthatareeasytosee,yeteasyontheeyes.Ofcourse,

    anyconcentratedandsustainedvisualactivitycanbetiring.Ifyouhavequestionsoneyefatigueorvisual

    discomfort,consultavisioncarespecialistforadvice.

    Adjustingyourcomputertotyou

    Becauseyourcomputerenablesyoutoworkinsomanyplaces,itisimportantthatyouremainattentive

    togoodposture,goodlightingandproperseating.Refertothefollowingtipstoimproveperformance

    andachievegreatercomfort:

    Activesittingandrestbreaks:Thelongeryousitandworkwithyourcomputerthemoreimportantitis

    toobserveyourworkingposture.Followinggeneralrecommendationsformaintainingahealthyworking

    postureandpracticing“activesitting”arethebestwaystoavoiddiscomfortassociatedwithyourworking

    postures.Makingminorvoluntaryposturalchangesandtakingshortfrequentworkbreaksarethekey

    ingredientsforhealthycomputing.Yourcomputerisalightandmobilesystem;rememberthatitcaneasilybe

    repositionedonyourworkingsurfacetoaccommodatemanyposturemodicationsyoumightwishtomake.

    Workareasetupoptions:Familiarizeyourselfwithallofyourofcefurnituresothatyouknowhowtoadjust

    yourworksurface,seat,andotherworktoolstoaccommodateyourpreferencesforcomfort.Ifyourwork

    areaisnotinanofcesetting,besuretotakespecialnoteofemployingactivesittingandutilizingwork

    breaks.NotethattherearemanyThinkPadproductsolutionsavailabletohelpyoumodifyandexpand

    yourcomputertobestsuityourneeds.AccessthefollowingWebsitetoviewsomeoftheseoptions:

    http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html.Exploreyouroptionsfordockingsolutionsand

    externalproductsthatcanprovidetheadjustabilityandfeaturesthatyouwant.

    ThinkPadfeaturesthatpromotecomfort:ThereareeasytouseThinkPadfeaturesthatcanhelpmake

    yourcomputermorecomfortabletouse.

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  • Accessibilityinformation

    Lenovoiscommittedtoprovidingpeoplewithdisabilitiesgreateraccesstoinformationandtechnology.

    Asaresult,thefollowinginformationprovideswaystohelpusersthathavehearing,vision,andmobility

    limitationsgetthemostoutoftheircomputerexperience.

    Assistivetechnologiesenableuserstoaccessinformationinthemostappropriateway.Someofthese

    technologiesarealreadyprovidedinyouroperatingsystem,otherscanbepurchasedthroughvendors,or

    accessedthroughtheWorldWideWeb.

    Assistivetechnologies

    SomeaccessibilitytechnologiesareavailablethroughtheAccessibilityOptionsprogram.Depending

    onyouroperatingsystem,thenumberofaccessibilityoptionsavailablevaries.Ingeneral,accessibility

    optionsenhancethewayuserswithhearing,vision,ormobilitylimitationsnavigateandusetheircomputer.

    Forexample,someusersmightnothavethenemotorskillsrequiredtouseamouseorselectkey

    combinations.Otherusersmightrequirelargerfontsorhigh-contrastdisplaymodes.Insomecases,

    magniersandbuilt-inspeechsynthesizersareavailable.Fordetailedinformationabouteachofthese

    features,consulttheMicrosofthelpsystem.

    TousetheAccessibilityOptionsprogram,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart,andthenclickControlPanel.

    2.ClickEaseofAccess.

    3.ClickEaseofAccessCenter.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart,andthenclickControlPanel.

    2.ClickAccessibilityOptions.

    ThishelpsystemsupportstheaccessibilityfeaturesprovidedbyyourWindowsoperatingsystem,screen

    readersdesignedtooperateintheWindowsenvironment,andWindowskeyboardnavigation.Fora

    completelistingofMicrosoftWindowsKeyboardGuide,goto:

    http://www.microsoft.com/enable/Products/altkeyboard.aspx

    Screenreadertechnologiesareprimarilyfocusedonsoftwareapplicationinterfaces,helpsystems,anda

    varietyofonlinedocuments.However,inthecasewhereascreenreadercannotreaddocuments,the

    documentmustrstgothroughaconversionprocess.OnesolutionconvertsAdobePDFlesintoaformat

    thatisreadbythescreen-readerprograms.ThissolutionisaWeb-basedserviceprovidedbyAdobe

    SystemsIncorporated.Throughhttp://access.adobe.com,AdobePDFdocumentscanbeconvertedto

    HTMLorplaintextinmanylanguages.OneconversionoptionsconvertsPDFdocumentsontheInternet.A

    secondoptionenablesuserstosubmittheURLofanAdobePDFlethroughe-mailtoconvertittoHTMLor

    ASCIItext.AdobePDFlesonalocalharddiskdrive,localCD-ROM,orlocalareanetwork(LAN)canalso

    beconvertedbyattachingtheAdobePDFletoane-mailmessage.

    FullScreenMagnierfunction

    SomemodelssupporttheFullScreenMagnierfunction,whichenlargestheactivewindowandmakesit

    easierforyoutousethecomputerdisplay.

    ToenabletheFullScreenMagnierfunction,pressFn+Spacebar.Theactivewindowismagniedandthe

    FullScreenMagniericonisdisplayedinthesystemtrayatbottomrightofyourscreen.Thenyoucan

    changethezoomresolution.ClicktheFullScreenMagniericonandmakeyourchoice.

    Chapter3.Youandyourcomputer93

  • TodisabletheFullScreenMagnierfunction,clicktheFullScreenMagniericonandselectExitorpress

    Fn+Spacebar.

    Travelingwithyourcomputer

    Whenyoutravelabroad,yourcomputercanhelpyoufeelmoreathomeandatease.Withyourowncomputer

    anditsles,youcanbecondentaboutgatheringandofferinginformationtoclientsandcoworkers.

    Attendingtosomeimportantdetailsthatcanhelpforeigntravelgosmoothly:

    •“Traveltips”onpage94

    •“Travelaccessories”onpage94

    Traveltips

    Usethefollowingtraveltipstotravelmorecondentlyandefcientlywithyourcomputer.

    1.Whileitissafetoallowyourcomputertogothroughthexraymachinesatairportsecuritystations,itis

    importanttokeepyoureyesonthecomputeratalltimestopreventtheft.

    2.Considerbringinganairplaneorautomobileadapterforyourcomputer.

    3.Becauseyoumightneedtouseyourcomputerinlessthanperfectlightingconditions,turnonthe

    ThinkLightbypressingFn+PgUptoilluminatethekeyboard.

    4.Ifyoucarryanacpoweradapter,detachtheaccordfromittoavoiddamagingthecord.

    Note:IfyouusetheThinkLight,thebatterylifeisslightlyreduced.

    Traveltipsonairplanes

    Ifyoucarryyourcomputerintoanairplane,checkthetraveltips.

    Attention:

    •Forusingonboardcomputerorwireless(suchasInternet,Bluetooth,etc.)service,checktheservices

    withtheairlinebeforeboardingtheairplane.

    •Iftherearerestrictionsontheuseofcomputerswiththewirelessfeatureonanairplane,youneedto

    disableitbeforeboarding.Todisableit,refertotheinstructionsin“Enablingordisablingthewireless

    feature”onpage56.

    Followthetipsbelow:

    1.Becarefulabouttheseatinfrontofyouonairplanes.Angleyourcomputerdisplaysothatitdoesnot

    getcaughtwhenthepersoninfrontofyouleansback.

    2.Remembertohibernateorturnoffyourcomputerwhentakingoff.

    Travelaccessories

    Hereisachecklistofthingstoconsiderpackingwhenyouaregoingtobeawayfromtheofce:

    TravelEssentials

    •ThinkPadacpoweradapter

    •Externalmouse,ifyouareaccustomedtousingone

    •Ethernetcable

    •Standardphonecableandmodularjack(RJ-11)

    •Extrabattery,charged

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  • •Aqualitycarryingcasethatprovidesadequatecushionandprotection

    Ifyouaretravelingtoanothercountryyoumightwanttoconsidertheseitems

    •Anacpoweradapterforthecountrythatyouaretravelingto

    •Anadaptertoconnecttoaphonelineinthatcountry

    Otheritemsyoumaywishtoconsider

    •ThinkPadac/dcComboAdapter

    •Externalstoragedevice

    •Phonelinesplitter,incaseyouneedtodialmanuallyoruseyourmodemwithoutdisconnectingthe

    phoneline

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  • Chapter4.Security

    Thischapterprovidesinformationabouthowtoprotectyourcomputerfromtheftandunauthorizeduse.

    •“Attachingamechanicallock”onpage97

    •“Usingpasswords”onpage97

    •“Harddisksecurity”onpage103

    •“Settingthesecuritychip”onpage104

    •“Usingangerprintreader”onpage105

    •“Noticeondeletingdatafromyourharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive”onpage109

    •“Usingandunderstandingrewalls”onpage109

    •“Protectingdataagainstviruses”onpage109

    Attachingamechanicallock

    Youcanattachamechanicallocktoyourcomputer,tohelppreventitfrombeingremovedwithoutyour

    permission.

    Attachamechanicallocktothekeyholeofthecomputer;thensecurethechainonthelocktoastationary

    object.Refertotheinstructionsshippedwiththemechanicallock.

    Note:Youareresponsibleforevaluating,selecting,andimplementingthelockingdevicesandsecurity

    features.Lenovomakesnocomments,judgments,orwarrantiesaboutthefunction,quality,orperformance

    oflockingdevicesandsecurityfeatures.

    Usingpasswords

    Byusingpasswords,youcanhelppreventyourcomputerfrombeingusedbyothers.Onceyouseta

    password,apromptappearsonthescreeneachtimeyoupoweronthecomputer.Enteryourpasswordat

    theprompt.Youcannotusethecomputerunlessyoutypethecorrectpassword.

    Makesurethatonlyauthorizedindividualsaccessyourcomputer.Establishingdifferentkindsofpasswords

    requiresthatotherpossibleusersknowtheproperpasswordsinordertoaccessyourcomputeroryourdata.

    Ifthisiconappears,enterPower-onpasswordorSupervisorpassword.

    Ifthisiconappears,enterHarddiskpassword.

    Ifthisiconappears,enterSupervisorpassword.

    Clickontheitemsbelowtondoutmoreaboutpasswordsandhowtousethemtoprotectyourcomputer.

    •“Passwordsandsleep(standby)mode”onpage98

    •“Power-onpassword”onpage98

    •“Harddiskpasswords”onpage99

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  • •“Supervisorpassword”onpage101

    Passwordsandsleep(standby)mode

    Ifyouhavesetpasswordsandyouputyourcomputerintosleep(standby)modebypressingFn+F4,the

    procedureforresumingoperationisasfollows:

    •Youarenotpromptedtotypethepasswordwhenresumingoperation.

    •Ifanyharddiskorthesolidstatedrivehasaharddiskpassword,itisunlockedautomaticallywhen

    youresumeoperation.

    Typingpasswords

    Ifthisiconappears,typeapower-onpasswordorasupervisorpassword.

    Ifthisiconappears,typeauserharddiskpassword.Ifyouwanttotypeamasterharddiskpassword,

    dothefollowing:

    1.PressF1.Theiconchangestothis:

    2.Nowtypethemasterharddiskpassword.

    Note:Toreturntothersticon,pressF1again.

    Ifthisiconappears,typeasupervisorpassword.

    Note:YoucanpressBackspaceifyoupressawrongkeywhileyouaretypingyourpassword.

    Power-onpassword

    Youcansetapower-onpasswordtohelpprotectyourcomputeragainstaccessbyunauthorizedusers.

    Ifyousetapower-onpassword,thepasswordpromptappearsonthescreenwheneveryouturnonthe

    computer.Youmustenterthecorrectpasswordtostartusingthecomputer.

    Settingapower-onpassword

    1.Printtheseinstructions.

    2.Saveallopenles,andexitallapplications.

    3.Turnyourcomputeroffandthenturnitonagain.

    4.Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,pressF1.TheThinkPadSetupopens.

    5.SelectSecurity,usingthecursordirectionalkeystomovedownthemenu.

    6.SelectPassword.

    7.SelectPower-onPassword.

    8.Chooseyourpower-onpassword,andtypeyournewpasswordintheEnterNewPasswordeld.

    Note:Youcansettheminimumlengthofapower-onpasswordintheThinkPadSetupmenu.For

    details,referto“Securitymenu”onpage203

    .

    9.PressEnteroncetomovetothenextline.Retypethepasswordyoujustenteredtoverifyit.

    10.CommityourpasswordtomemoryandpressEnter.ASetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.

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  • Note:Youmightwanttonoteyourpower-onpasswordinasafeplace.Otherwise,ifyouforgetit,you

    havetotakeyourcomputertoaLenovoreselleroramarketingrepresentativetohavethepassword

    canceled.

    11.PressF10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.

    Changingorremovingthepower-onpassword

    Tochangethepower-onpassword,followthesteps1through9abovein“Settingapower-onpassword”on

    page98,typingyourpasswordtogetaccesstotheThinkPadSetup.

    Tochangethepassword,dothefollowing:

    1.IntheEnterCurrentPasswordeld,typethecurrentpower-onpassword.

    2.IntheEnterNewPasswordeld,typethenewpower-onpassword;thenretypethepasswordyoujust

    enteredtoverifyitintheConrmNewPasswordeld.

    3.Followstep10andstep11abovein“Settingapower-onpassword”onpage98tochangeyour

    power-onpassword.

    Toremovethepassword,dothefollowing:

    1.IntheEnterCurrentPasswordeld,typethecurrentpower-onpassword.

    2.LeavetheEnterNewPasswordandConrmNewPasswordeldsblank.

    3.Followstep10andstep11abovein“Settingapower-onpassword”onpage98toremoveyour

    power-onpassword.

    Harddiskpasswords

    Twotypesofharddiskpasswordshelpprotecttheinformationstoredontheharddisk:

    •Userharddiskpassword

    •Masterharddiskpassword,whichrequiresauserharddiskpassword

    Ifauserharddiskpasswordhasbeenset,butnomasterharddiskpasswordhasbeen,theusermustenter

    theuserharddiskpasswordinordertogainaccesstolesandapplicationsontheharddisk.

    Themasterharddiskpasswordcanbesetandusedonlybyasystemadministrator.Likeamasterkey,it

    enablestheadministratortogetaccesstoanyharddriveinasystem.Theadministratorsetsthemasterhard

    diskpassword;andnooneelseknowsit.Thentheadministratorsetsauserharddiskpasswordforeach

    computerinthenetwork,andtellseachuserthepasswordforhisorhercomputer.Theusercanchangethe

    userharddiskpasswordasdesired,buttheadministratorcanstillgetaccessbyusingthemasterpassword.

    Note:Whenamasterharddiskpasswordisset,onlytheadministratorcanremovetheuserharddisk

    password.

    Settingaharddiskpassword

    1.Printtheseinstructions.

    2.Saveallopenles,andexitallapplications.

    3.Turnyourcomputeroffandthenonagain.

    4.Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,pressF1.TheThinkPadSetupopens.

    5.SelectSecurity,usingthecursordirectionalkeystomovedownthemenu.

    6.SelectPassword.

    7.SelectHardDiskxPassword,wherexisthenumberoftheharddiskdriveforwhichyouwantto

    setapassword.

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  • 8.ASetupConrmationwindowopens.YouarepromptedtoselectUserorUser+Master.SelectUserif

    youwanttosetonlyoneharddiskpassword.Ifyouareanadministratororsupervisor,youcanselect

    User+Mastertosettwopasswords.(Theusercanchangetheuserpasswordlater.)

    9.IfyouselectUser+Master,gotostep12.

    10.IfyouselectUseronly,anew-passwordwindowopens.TypeyournewpasswordintheEnterNew

    Passwordeld.

    Notes:

    •YoucansettheminimumlengthofaharddiskpasswordintheThinkPadSetupmenu.Fordetails,

    referto“Securitymenu”onpage203

    .

    •Ifyousetaharddiskpasswordofoversevencharacters,theharddiskdrivecanbeusedonlywitha

    computerthatcanrecognizeaharddiskpasswordofoversevencharacters.Ifyoutheninstallthe

    harddiskdriveinacomputerthatcannotrecognizeaharddiskpasswordthatcontainsmorethan

    sevencharacters,youcannotgetaccesstothedrive.

    11.PressEnteroncetomovetothenextline.Retypethepasswordyoujustenteredtoverifyit.Goto

    step18tocompletetheprocedure.

    12.IfyouselectUser+Master,amessagewindowopensandpromptsyoutosetupauserharddisk

    passwordrst.ClickContinue.

    13.Anewharddiskuserpasswordwindowopens.TypeyournewpasswordintheEnterNewPassword

    eld.

    14.PressEnteroncetomovetothenextline.Retypethepasswordyoujustenteredtoverifyit.

    15.Amessagewindowopensandpromptsyoutosetthemasterharddiskpassword.ClickContinue.

    16.Anewmasterhard-diskpasswordwindowopens.TypeyournewpasswordintheEnterNew

    Passwordeld.

    17.PressEnteroncetomovetothenextline.Retypethepasswordyoujustenteredtoverifyit.

    18.CommityourpasswordtomemoryandpressEnter.ASetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.

    Attention:Youmightwanttonoteyourpasswordsandkeeptheminasafeplace.Otherwise,if

    youforgettheuser-onlypassword,orbothuserandmasterpasswords,Lenovocannotresetyour

    passwordsorrecoverdatafromtheharddisk.YoumusttakeyourcomputertoaLenovoresellerora

    marketingrepresentativetohavetheharddiskdrivereplaced.Proofofpurchaseisrequired,andafee

    willbechargedforpartsandservice.

    19.PressF10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.

    Thenexttimeyouturnonyourcomputer,youwillhavetotypetheuserormasterharddiskpasswordin

    ordertostartyourcomputerandgetaccesstoyouroperatingsystem.

    Changingorremovingaharddiskpassword

    Followsteps1through7in“Settingaharddiskpassword”onpage99above,typingyourpasswordtoget

    accesstotheThinkPadSetup.

    TochangeorremovetheUseronlyharddiskpassword,doasfollows:

    •Tochangetheharddiskpassword,typethecurrentpasswordintheEnterCurrentPasswordeld.Then

    typethenewpasswordintheEnterNewPasswordeld,andretypethepasswordyoujustenteredto

    verifyitintheConrmNewPasswordeld.PressEnter,andaSetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.Press

    F10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.Theuserharddiskpasswordwillbechanged.

    •Toremovetheharddiskpassword,typethecurrentpasswordintheEnterCurrentPasswordeld.

    ThenleavetheEnterNewPasswordandConrmNewPasswordeldsblank,andpressEnter.A

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  • SetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.PressF10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.Theuserhard

    diskpasswordwillberemoved.

    TochangeorremovetheUser+Masterharddiskpassword,selectUserHDPorMasterHDP.

    IfyouchooseUserHDP,dooneofthefollowing:

    •Tochangetheuserharddiskpassword,typethecurrentuserharddiskpasswordorthecurrentmaster

    harddiskpasswordintheEnterCurrentPasswordeld.Thentypethenewuserharddiskpassword

    intheEnterNewPasswordeld,andretypethepasswordyoujustenteredtoverifyitintheConrm

    NewPasswordeld.PressEnter,andaSetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.PressF10toexitfromthe

    SetupNoticewindow.Theuserharddiskpasswordwillbechanged.

    •Toremovetheuserharddiskpassword,typethecurrentmasterharddiskpasswordintheEnterCurrent

    Passwordeld.ThenleavetheEnterNewPasswordandConrmNewPasswordeldsblank,and

    pressEnter.ASetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.PressF10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.Both

    theuserandmasterharddiskpasswordswillberemoved.

    IfyouchooseMasterHDP,dooneofthefollowing:

    •Tochangethemasterharddiskpassword,typethecurrentmasterharddiskpasswordintheEnter

    CurrentPasswordeld.ThentypethenewmasterharddiskpasswordintheEnterNewPassword

    eld,andretypethepasswordyoujustenteredtoverifyitintheConrmNewPasswordeld.Press

    Enter,andaSetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.PressF10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.The

    masterharddiskpasswordwillbechanged.

    •Toremovethemasterharddiskpassword,typethecurrentmasterharddiskpasswordintheEnter

    CurrentPasswordeld.ThenleavetheEnterNewPasswordandConrmNewPasswordeldsblank,

    andpressEnter.ASetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.PressF10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.

    Boththeuserandmasterharddiskpasswordswillberemoved.

    Supervisorpassword

    ThesupervisorpasswordprotectsthesysteminformationstoredintheThinkPadSetup.Withoutit,noone

    canchangethecongurationofthecomputer.Itprovidesthefollowingsecurityfeatures:

    •Ifasupervisorpasswordisset,apasswordpromptappearswhenyoutrytostarttheThinkPadSetup.

    Unauthorizeduserscannotgetaccesstocongurationdata.

    •Thesystemadministratorcanusethesupervisorpasswordtogetaccesstoacomputereveniftheuserof

    thatcomputerhassetapower-onpassword.Thesupervisorpasswordoverridesthepower-onpassword.

    •Ifbothasupervisorpasswordandapower-onpasswordareset,youcandothefollowingonlyifyou

    havethesupervisorpassword:

    –Deletingthepower-onpassword

    –Changingordeletingthesupervisorpassword

    –EnablingordisablingtheWakeonLANandFlashoverLANfeatures

    –EnablingordisablingtheInternalNetworkOptionROMfeature

    –Changingdateandtime

    –EnablingordisablingtheLockUEFIBIOSSettingsfeature

    –EnablingordisablingthePasswordatunattendedboot

    –Specifyingtheminimumlengthforpower-onpasswordsandharddiskpasswords

    –Changingthesettingforthesecuritychip

    –EnablingordisablingtheBootDeviceListF12Option

    –EnablingordiablingtheBootOrderLock

    Chapter4.Security101

  • –EnablingordisablingtheFlashBIOSUpdatingbyEnd-Usersfeature

    –EnablingordisablingtheInternalNetworkdevice

    –EnablingordisablingtheInternalWirelessdevice

    –EnablingordisablingtheInternalBluetoothdevice

    –EnablingordisablingtheInternalWirelessWANdevice

    –EnablingordisablingtheSecuritymode

    –Enablingordisablingthengerprintreaderpriority

    –Erasingthengerprintdata

    Notes:

    •ThesystemadministratorcansetthesamesupervisorpasswordonmanyThinkPadnotebookstomake

    administrationeasier.

    •ByenablingtheLockUEFIBIOSSettingsinthePasswordmenuwhenyousetthesupervisorpassword,

    youmakeitimpossibleforanyonebutyoutomakechanges.

    Settingasupervisorpassword

    Onlyasystemadministratorwillbeabletoapplythisprocedure.

    1.Printtheseinstructions.

    2.Saveallopenles,andexitallapplications.

    3.Turnyourcomputeroffandthenturnitonagain.

    4.Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,pressF1.TheThinkPadSetupopens.

    5.SelectSecurity,usingthecursordirectionalkeystomovedownthemenu.

    6.SelectPassword.

    7.SelectSupervisorPassword.

    8.Awindowopensthatpromptsyoutoenteranewpassword.

    9.ChooseyoursupervisorpasswordandtypeitintheEnterNewPasswordeld;thenpressEnter.

    10.PressEntertomovetothenextline.Retypethepasswordyoujustenteredtoverifyit.

    11.CommityourpasswordtomemoryandpressEnter.ASetupNoticewindowisdisplayed.

    Attention:Youmightwanttonoteyourpasswordandkeepitinasafeplace.Ifyouforgetyour

    supervisorpassword,Lenovocannotresetyourpassword.YoumusttakeyourcomputertoaLenovo

    reselleroraLenovomarketingrepresentativetohavethesystemboardreplaced.Proofofpurchaseis

    required,andafeewillbechargedforpartsandservice.

    12.PressF10toexitfromtheSetupNoticewindow.

    ThenexttimeyouopentheThinkPadSetup,youwillbepromptedtotypeyourpasswordtoproceed.

    Changingorremovingthesupervisorpassword

    Tochangeorremovethesupervisorpassword,followsteps1through8abovein“Settingasupervisor

    password”onpage102

    ,typingyourpasswordtogetaccesstotheThinkPadSetup.

    Tochangethepassword,dothefollowing:

    1.IntheEnterCurrentPasswordeld,typethecurrentsupervisorpassword.

    2.IntheEnterNewPasswordeld,typethenewsupervisorpassword;thenretypethepasswordyoujust

    enteredtoverifyitintheConrmNewPasswordeld.

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  • 3.Followstep11andstep12abovein“Settingasupervisorpassword”onpage102tochangeyour

    supervisorpassword.

    Toremovethepassword,dothefollowing:

    1.IntheEnterCurrentPasswordeld,typethecurrentsupervisorpassword.

    2.LeavetheEnterNewPasswordandConrmNewPasswordeldsinblank.

    3.Followstep11andstep12abovein“Settingasupervisorpassword”onpage102toremoveyour

    supervisorpassword.

    Harddisksecurity

    Yourcomputersupportsanenhancedsecuritysolutionforsolidstatedriveorharddiskdrive.Toprotect

    passwordsfromunauthorizedsecurityattacks,severalofthelatesttechnologiesandalgorithmsare

    integratedintoUEFIBIOSandhardwaredesignofThinkPadnotebooks.

    Tomaximizesecurity,dothefollowing:

    1.Setapower-onpasswordaswellasaharddiskpasswordforyourinternalsolidstatedriveorharddisk

    drive.Refertotheproceduresin“Power-onpassword”onpage98and“Harddiskpasswords”onpage

    99

    .Forsecurity,alongerpasswordisrecommended.

    2.ToprovidereliablesecurityforUEFIBIOS,usethesecuritychipandasecurityapplicationwithaTrusted

    PlatformModulemanagementfeature.Referto“Settingthesecuritychip”onpage104

    .

    Note:MicrosoftWindows7andWindowsVistasupportTPMmanagementfeature.

    3.IfaDiskEncryptionHDDandEncryptionSSDisinstalledinyourcomputer,besuretoprotectthe

    contentsofyourcomputermemoryfromunauthorizedaccessbyuseofdriveencryptionsoftware,such

    asMicrosoftWindowsBitLocker

    ®

    DriveEncryptioninWindows7andWindowsVista.Referto“Using

    WindowsBitLockerDriveEncryption”onpage103

    .

    4.Beforeyoudisposeof,sell,orhandoveryourcomputer,makesuretodeletedatastoredonit.Referto

    “Noticeondeletingdatafromyourharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive”onpage109.

    Notes:ThefollowingdrivescanbeprotectedbyUEFIBIOS:

    •Theharddiskdrivebuiltintoyourcomputer.

    •TheharddiskdriveinstalledintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    Note:Youcaninstalla9.5-mm-thickserialUltrabayslimora12.7-mm-thickserialUltrabayenhanced

    deviceintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    UsingWindowsBitLockerDriveEncryption

    Tohelpprotectyourcomputerfrombeingsubjecttounauthorizedaccess,besuretousedriveencryption

    software,suchasWindowsBitLockerDriveEncryption.

    WindowsBitLockerDriveEncryptionisanintegralsecurityfeatureofWindows7andWindowsVista.Itis

    supportedinUltimateandEnterpriseeditionsofWindows7andWindowsVista.Itcanhelpyouprotectthe

    operatingsystemanddatastoredinyourcomputerdata,evenifyourcomputerislostorstolen.BitLocker

    worksbyencryptingalluserandsystemles,includingtheswapandhibernationles.

    BitLockerusesaTrustedPlatformModuletoprovideenhancedprotectionforyourdataandtoensureearly

    bootcomponentintegrity.AcompatibleTPMisdenedasaV1.2TPM.

    TochecktheBitLockerstatus,dothefollowing:

    •ForWindows7:ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙SystemandSecurity➙BitLockerDriveEncryption.

    Chapter4.Security103

  • •ForWindowsVista:ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙Security➙BitLockerDriveEncryption.

    FordetailsaboutWindowsBitLockerDriveEncryption,gototheHelpandSupportforWindows7or

    WindowsVista,orsearchfor“MicrosoftWindowsBitLockerDriveEncryptionStep-by-StepGuide”on

    Microsoftwebsite.

    DiskEncryptionharddiskdriveandEncryptionsolidstatedrive

    SomemodelscontaintheDiskEncryptionharddiskdriveorEncryptionsolidstatedrive.Thisfeature

    helpstoprotectyourcomputeragainstsecurityattacksonmedia,NANDashordevicecontrollersbyuse

    ofahardwareencryptionchip.Fortheefcientuseoftheencryptionfeature,besuretosetaharddisk

    passwordfortheinternalstoragedevice.

    Settingthesecuritychip

    Strictsecurityrequirementsareimposedonnetworkclientcomputersthattransfercondentialinformation

    electronically.Dependingontheoptionsyouordered,yourcomputermighthaveanembeddedsecuritychip,

    acryptographicmicroprocessor.WiththesecuritychipandClientSecuritySolution,youcandothefollowing:

    •Protectyourdataandsystem

    •Strengthenaccesscontrols

    •Securecommunications

    SettingtheSecurityChip

    ThechoicesofferedintheSecurityChipsubmenuundertheSecuritymenuoftheThinkPadSetupare

    asfollows:

    •SecurityChip:activate,inactivate,ordisabletheSecurityChip.

    •SecurityReportingOptions:enableordisableeachSecurityReportingOption.

    •ClearSecurityChip:cleartheencryptionkey.

    Notes:

    1.BesurethattheSupervisorpasswordhasbeensetintheThinkPadSetup.Otherwiseanyonecan

    changethesettingsfortheSecurityChip.

    2.IfyouareusingClientSecuritySolution,handletheSecurityChipasfollows:

    •DonotcleartheSecurityChip.Ifyoudo,thefunctionsassignedtothekeyswillbeerased.

    •DonotdisabletheSecurityChip.Ifyoudo,ClientSecuritySolutionwillnotwork.

    3.IftheSecurityChipisremovedorreplaced,oranewonehasbeenadded,thecomputerwillnotstart.

    Youwillhear4cyclesof4beepseach,oryouseeerrormessage0176or0192.

    4.IftheSecurityChipisinactiveordisabled,ClearSecurityChipwillnotbedisplayed.

    5.WhenyoucleartheSecuritychip,besuretoturnyourcomputeroffandthenturnitonagainafteryou

    settheSecuritychiptoActive.Otherwise,thechoiceofClearSecurityChipisnotdisplayed.

    TosetanitemintheSecurityChipsubmenu:

    •Printtheseinstructions.TosettheSecurityChip,youmustturnyourcomputeroffandthenonagain.

    •Saveallopenles,andexitallapplications.

    •Turnyourcomputeroffandthenturnitonagain.

    •Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,pressF1.TheThinkPadSetupopens.

    •Usingthecursorkeys,movetoSecurity.TheSecuritymenuopens.

    •Usingthecursorkeys,movetoSecurityChip,andpressEnter.TheSecurityChipsubmenuopens.

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  • •Usingthecursorkeys,movetoanitemyouwanttoset.Whentheitemyouwantishighlighted,press

    Enter.

    •Settheitemsyouwanttoset.

    •PressF10toexit.

    •ClickYesintheSetupConrmationwindow.

    TosettheSecurityChip,youhavetoopentheClientSecuritySolution,andfollowtheinstructionson

    thescreen.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,ClientSecuritySolutionisnotpreinstalledonyoursystem.To

    congurethesecuritychip,youneedtodownloadthelatestversionofClientSecuritySolutionfromthe

    LenovoWebsite.TodownloadClientSecuritySolution,gotohttp://support.lenovo.com.Thenfollow

    theinstructionsonthescreen.

    Usingangerprintreader

    Dependingontheoptionsyouordered,yourcomputermayhaveanintegratedngerprintreader.By

    enrollingyourngerprintandassociatingitwithapower-onpassword,aharddiskpassword,orboth

    passwordsbeforehand,youcanstartthecomputer,logontothesystem,andentertheThinkPadSetupby

    swipingyourngeroverthereader,withouttypingapassword.Thusngerprintauthenticationcanreplace

    passwordsandenablesimpleandsecureuseraccess.

    Formoreadvancedsecurity,ClientSecuritySolutioncanbeinstalled.Thesoftwareiscompatiblewitha

    varietyofuserauthenticationmechanisms,suchasthoseinvolvingngerprintauthentication.Thisngerprint

    readercanworkwiththesoftware.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,ClientSecuritySolutionisnotpreinstalledonit.

    Enrollingyourngerprint

    1.Turnonyourcomputer.

    2.TostartLenovoFingerprintsoftware,referto“FingerprintSoftware”onpage25.

    3.Followtheinstructionsonthescreentoenrollyourngerprint.Fordetails,refertotheHelpforthe

    program.

    Chapter4.Security105

  • LEDbehaviorofthengerprintreader

    Table7.LEDbehaviorlist_ngerprintreader

    IndicatorDescription

    LEDblinksgreen.

    Thengerprintisbeingauthenticatedorhasbeen

    authenticated.

    LEDissolidgreen.

    Thengerprintreaderisreadytoswipe.

    LEDblinksamber.

    Thengerprintcouldnotbeauthenticated.

    Swipingyourngeroverthereader

    Toswipeyourngeroverthereader,doasfollows:

    1.Placetheballofyournger,thatis,thecentralpartofthengerprint,onthesmallcircleabovethe

    reader.Makesurethattheentiretopjointofthengerisonthereader.

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  • 2.Applylightpressureandswipeyourngeracrossthereaderinonesmoothmotion.

    Loggingontothesystem

    Afteryouenrollyourngerprint,logontothesystem,asfollows:

    1.Setapower-onpasswordoraharddiskpassword,orboth.

    2.Turnyourcomputeroffandthenonagain.

    3.Whenprompted,swipeyourngeroverthereader.

    4.Onrequest,typeyourpower-onpassword,yourharddiskpassword,orboth.Theenrolledngerprintis

    nowassociatedwithyourpower-onpassword,yourharddiskpassword,orboth.

    Thenexttimeyoustartthecomputer,youcanlogontothesystembyswipingyourngeroverthe

    readeronce.

    Attention:Ifyoualwaysuseyourngerprinttologontothesystem,youmayforgetyourpassword.Write

    downyourpassword,andkeepitinasafeplace.Ifyouforgetitandforsomereasonyoucannotswipe

    yourngeracrossthereader,forexample,ifyouinjurethatnger,youcannotstartthecomputerorchange

    thepassword.Ifyouforgetyourpower-onpassword,youmusttakeyourcomputertoaLenovoauthorized

    serviceroramarketingrepresentativetohavethepasswordcanceled.

    Ifyouforgetyourharddiskpassword,Lenovocannotresetyourpasswordorrecoverdatafromthehard

    disk.YoumusttakeyourcomputertoaLenovoauthorizedserviceroramarketingrepresentativetohavethe

    harddiskdrivereplaced.Proofofpurchaseisrequired,andafeewillbechargedforpartsandservice.

    Settingthengerprintreader

    Ifyouwanttochangethesettingsofthengerprintreader,followtheprocedurebelow.

    ThengerprintsubmenuundertheSecuritymenuoftheThinkPadSetupoffersthefollowingchoices:

    •PredesktopAuthentication:Enableordisablengerprintauthenticationbeforetheoperatingsystem

    isloaded.

    •ReaderPriority:Denethepriorityforngerprintreadersifanexternalngerprintreaderisattached.

    •SecurityMode:Specifythesettingsofthesecuritymode.

    •PasswordAuthentication:Enableordisablepasswordauthentication.

    Note:ThisitemappearsifHighsecuritymodeisselected.

    Chapter4.Security107

  • •ResetFingerprintData:Bychoosingthisitem,youcaneraseallofthengerprintdatastoredineither

    theinternalorexternalngerprintreader.

    Tosetaniteminthengerprintsubmenu:

    1.Printtheseinstructions.Tocongurethengerprintreader,youmustturnyourcomputeroffand

    thenonagain.

    2.Saveallopenles,andexitallapplications.

    3.Turnyourcomputeroffandthenonagain.

    4.Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,pressF1.TheThinkPadSetupopens.

    5.Usingthecursorkeys,movetoSecurity,andpressEnter.TheSecuritymenuopens.

    6.Usingthecursorkeys,movetoFingerprint,andpressEnter.TheFingerprintsubmenuopens.

    7.Usingthecursorkeys,movetoanitemyouwanttoset.Whenthatitemishighlighted,pressEnter.

    8.Settheitemsyouwanttoset.

    9.PressF10toexit.

    10.IntheSetupConrmationwindow,selectY es.

    Careforthengerprintreader

    Thefollowingactionscoulddamagethengerprintreaderorcauseitnottoworkproperly:

    •Scratchingthesurfaceofthereaderwithahard,pointedobject.

    •Scrapingthesurfaceofthereaderwithyourngernailoranythinghard.

    •Usingortouchingthereaderwithadirtynger.

    Ifyounoticeanyofthefollowingconditions,gentlycleanthesurfaceofthereaderwithadry,soft,lint-free

    cloth:

    •Thesurfaceofthereaderisdirtyorstained.

    •Thesurfaceofthereaderiswet.

    •Thereaderoftenfailstoenrollorauthenticateyourngerprint.

    Ifyourngerhasanyofthefollowingconditions,youmaynotbeabletoregisterorauthenticateit:

    •Yourngeriswrinkled.

    •Yourngerisrough,dry,orinjured.

    •Yourngerisverydry.

    •Yourngerisstainedwithdirt,mud,oroil.

    •Thesurfaceofyourngerisverydifferentfromwhenyouenrolledyourngerprint.

    •Yourngeriswet.

    •Angerisusedthathasnotbeenenrolled.

    Toimprovethesituation,trythefollowing:

    •Cleanorwipeyourhandstoremoveanyexcessdirtormoisturefromthengers.

    •Enrollanduseadifferentngerforauthentication.

    •Ifyourhandsaretoodry,applylotiontothem.

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  • Noticeondeletingdatafromyourharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive

    Ascomputersspreadintoeverycorneroflife,theyprocessmoreandmoreinformation.Thedataonyour

    computer,someofwhichissensitive,isstoredonastoragedevice,eitheraharddiskdriveorsolidstate

    drive.Beforeyoudisposeof,sell,orhandoveryourcomputer,makesuretodeletedatastoredonit.

    Handingyourcomputerovertosomeoneelsewithoutdeletingtheloadedsoftware,suchasoperating

    systemsandapplicationsoftware,mayevenviolateLicenseAgreements.Youareadvisedtocheckthe

    termsandconditionsofthoseAgreements.

    Therearemethodsthatseemtodeletethedata:

    •Movethedatatotherecyclebin,andthenchoosetheEmptyrecyclebincommand.

    •UsetheDeletecommand.

    •Formatyourharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive,usingthesoftwareforinitializingit.

    •Usingtherecoveryprogram,providedbyLenovo,bringtheharddiskdriveorthesolidstatedriveback

    tofactory-shipstate.

    Theseoperations,however,onlychangetheleallocationofthedata;theydonotdeletethedataitself.In

    otherwords,thedataretrievalprocessingisdisabledunderanoperatingsystemsuchasWindows.The

    dataisstillthere,eventhoughitseemstobelost.Thus,itissometimespossibletoreadthedatabyuseof

    specialsoftwarefordatarecovery.Thereisariskthatpeopleofbadfaithmayreadandmisusethecritical

    dataonharddiskdrivesorsolidstatedrivesforunexpectedpurposes.

    Topreventleakageofdata,itbecomesveryimportantthatyoutakeresponsibilityfordeletingallthedata

    fromtheharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrivewhenyoudisposeof,sell,orhandoveryourcomputer.Youcan

    destroythedataphysicallybysmashingtheharddiskdrivewithahammer,ormagneticallybymeansof

    strongmagneticpower,thusmakingthedataunreadable.Butwerecommendthatyoumakeuseofthe

    software(payware)orservice(payservice)specicallydevelopedforthepurpose.

    Fordisposingofdataontheharddiskdrive,LenovoprovidestheSecureDataDisposaltool.Todownload

    thetool,gototheLenovoWebsiteathttp://support.lenovo.com.

    Note:Runningtheapplicationwilltakeacoupleofhours.

    IfEncryptionsolidstatedriveorDiskEncryptionharddiskdriveissupportedandinstalledinyourcomputer,

    youcanlogicallydisposeofallthedataonadeviceinaveryshorttimebyerasingthecryptographickey.

    Thedataencryptedwiththeoldkeyisnotphysicallyerasedbutremainsonthedisk;however,itcannotbe

    decryptedwithouttheoldkey.ThisfeatureisenabledbytheThinkPadSetupMenuExtensionUtilityandis

    availableasamenuitemintheThinkPadSetup.

    Usingandunderstandingrewalls

    Ifyoursystemispreintalledwitharewallprogram,itprotectsagainstcomputerInternetsecuritythreats,

    unauthorizedaccess,intrusions,andInternetattacks.Italsoprotectsyourprivacy.

    Formoreinformationabouthowtousetherewallprogram,refertotheon-linehelpthatcomeswith

    theprogram.

    Protectingdataagainstviruses

    Yourcomputerispreinstalledwithanantivirusprogramsoyoucandetectandeliminateviruses.The

    antivirusprogramisdesignedtohelpyoudetectandeliminateviruses.

    Chapter4.Security109

  • Lenovoprovidesafullversionofantivirussoftwareonyourcomputerwithafree30-daysubscription.After

    30days,youmustrenewthelicensetocontinuereceivingtheantivirussoftwareupdates.

    Formoreinformationabouthowtouseyourantivirussoftware,refertothehelpsystemofyourantivirus

    software.

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  • Chapter5.Recoveryoverview

    ThischapterprovidesinformationabouttherecoverysolutionsprovidedbyLenovo.

    Thischaptercontainsthefollowingtopics:

    •“Creatingandusingrecoverymedia”onpage111

    •“Performingbackupandrecoveryoperations”onpage113

    •“UsingtheRescueandRecoveryworkspace”onpage114

    •“Creatingandusingarescuemedium”onpage115

    •“Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsanddevicedrivers”onpage116

    •“Solvingrecoveryproblems”onpage117

    Notes:

    1.Thereareavarietyofmethodstochoosefromwhenconsideringhowtorecoverintheeventofa

    software-orhardware-relatedproblem.Somemethodsvarydependingonthetypeofyouroperating

    system.

    2.Theproductontherecoverymediamaybeusedonlyforthefollowingpurposes:

    •Restoretheproductpreinstalledonyourcomputer

    •Reinstalltheproduct

    •ModifytheproductusingtheAdditionalFiles

    Notes:Topreventpotentialperformancerisksorunexpectedbehaviorthatmightbecausedbythenew

    harddiskdrivetechnology,itisrecommendedthatyouuseoneofthefollowingback-upsoftwareprograms:

    •ThinkVantageRescueandRecoveryversion4.23orlater(forWindowsXPandWindowsVista),4.3or

    later(forWindows7)

    •SymantecNortonGhostversion15orlater

    Notes:Tousethisprogram,dothefollowing:

    1.ClickStart➙Run.TheRunwindowopens.

    2.Typecmdintheeld.ThenclickOK.

    3.Typeghost-align=1mbandpressEnter.

    •AcronisTrueImage2010orlater

    •ParagonBackup&Recovery10Suitorlater,ParagonBackup&Recovery10Homeorlater

    Creatingandusingrecoverymedia

    Youcanuserecoverymediatorestoretheharddiskdrivetothefactorydefaultsettings.Recoverymedia

    areusefulifyoutransferthecomputertoanotherarea,sellthecomputer,recyclethecomputer,orputthe

    computerinanoperationalstateafterallothermethodsofrecoveryhavefailed.Asaprecautionarymeasure,

    itisimportanttocreaterecoverymediaasearlyaspossible.

    Note:Therecoveryoperationsyoucanperformusingrecoverymediavarydependingontheoperating

    systemfromwhichtherecoverymediawerecreated.Therecoverymediamightcontainabootmedium

    andadatamedium.YourMicrosoftWindowslicensepermitsyoutocreateonlyonedatamedium,soitis

    importantthatyoustoretherecoverymediainasafeplaceafteryouhavemadethem.

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  • Creatingrecoverymedia

    ThissectionprovidesinstructionsonhowtocreaterecoverymediaontheWindows7operatingsystem.

    Note:OntheWindows7operatingsystem,youcancreaterecoverymediausingdiscsorexternalUSB

    storagedevices.OntheWindowsVistaandWindowsXPoperatingsystems,youcancreaterecoverymedia

    usingonlydiscs,sothisoperationisalsocalled“creatingProductRecoverydiscs”.

    •TocreaterecoverymediaontheWindows7operatingsystem,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙Lenovo

    ThinkVantageTools➙FactoryRecoveryDisks.Then,followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    •TocreateProductRecoverydiscsontheWindowsVistaoperatingsystem,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙

    ThinkVantage➙CreateProductRecoveryMedia.Then,followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    •TocreateProductRecoverydiscsontheWindowsXPoperatingsystem,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙

    ThinkVantage➙CreateRecoveryMedia.Then,followtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Usingrecoverymedia

    Thissectionprovidesinstructionsonhowtouserecoverymediaondifferentoperatingsystems.

    •OntheWindows7operatingsystemandtheWindowsVistaoperatingsystem,youcanuserecovery

    mediatorestorethecomputertothefactorydefaultsettingsonly.Youcanuserecoverymediatoputthe

    computerinanoperationalstateafterallothermethodsofrecoveryhavefailed.

    Attention:Whenyouuserecoverymediatorestorethecomputertothefactorydefaultsettings,allthe

    lescurrentlyontheharddiskdrivewillbedeletedandreplacedbythefactorydefaultsettings.

    TouserecoverymediaontheWindows7operatingsystemortheWindowsVistaoperatingsystem,

    dothefollowing:

    1.Dependingonthetypeofyourrecoverymedia,connectthebootmedium(memorykeyorotherUSB

    storagedevice)tothecomputer,orinsertthebootdiscintotheopticaldrive.

    2.RepeatedlypressandreleasetheF12keywhenturningonthecomputer.WhentheStartupDevice

    Menuopens,releasetheF12key.

    3.SelectthedesiredstartupdeviceandpressEnter.Therestoreprocessbegins.

    4.Followtheinstructionsonthescreentocompletetheoperation.

    Notes:

    1.Afterrestoringyourcomputertothefactorydefaultsettings,youmighthavetoreinstalldevicedrivers

    forsomedevices.See“Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsanddevicedrivers”onpage116

    .

    2.SomecomputerscomewithMicrosoftOfceorMicrosoftWorkspreinstalled.Ifyouneedtorecover

    orreinstallyourMicrosoftOfceorMicrosoftWorksapplications,youmustusetheMicrosoftOfce

    CDorMicrosoftWorksCD.ThesediscsareprovidedonlywithcomputerspreinstalledwithMicrosoft

    OfceorMicrosoftWorks.

    •OntheWindowsXPoperatingsystem,youcanuseProductRecoverydiscstorestoreyourcomputerto

    thefactorydefaultsettings,performacustomfactoryrecovery,orperformotherrescueandrecovery

    operationssuchasrescuingindividualles.YouwillbegiventheoptiontoentertheRescueandRecovery

    workspaceandchoosefromavarietyofrecoveryoperations.

    Attention:WhenyouuseProductRecoverydiscstorestorethecomputertothefactorydefaultsettings,

    allthelescurrentlyontheharddiskdrivewillbedeletedandreplacedbythefactorydefaultsettings.

    Duringtherestoreprocess,youwillbegiventheoptiontosaveoneormorelescurrentlyonthehard

    diskdrivetoothermediabeforethedataisdeleted.

    TouseProductRecoverydiscsontheWindowsXPoperatingsystem,dothefollowing:

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  • 1.RepeatedlypressandreleasetheF12keywhenturningonthecomputer.WhentheStartupDevice

    Menuopens,releasetheF12key.

    2.Insertthebootdiscintotheopticaldrive.

    3.SelecttheopticaldrivewiththebootdiscasthestartupdeviceandpressEnter.Afterashortdelay,

    theRescueandRecoveryworkspaceopens.

    4.OntheRescueandRecoverymenu,clickRestoreyoursystem.

    5.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen.InserttheappropriateProductRecoverydiscwhenprompted.

    Performingbackupandrecoveryoperations

    TheRescueandRecoveryprogramenablesyoutobackupallyourharddiskdrivecontentsincludingthe

    operatingsystem,datales,softwareprograms,andpersonalsettings.Youcandesignatewherethe

    RescueandRecoveryprogramstoresthebackup:

    •Inaprotectedareaofyourharddiskdrive

    •Onthesecondaryharddiskdriveifasecondaryharddiskdriveisinstalledinyourcomputer

    •OnanattachedexternalUSBharddiskdrive

    •Onanetworkdrive

    •Onrecordablediscs(arecordableopticaldriveisrequiredforthisoption)

    Afteryouhavebackedupthecontentsontheharddiskdrive,youcanrestorethecompletecontentsofthe

    harddiskdrive,restoreonlytheselectedles,orrestoreonlytheWindowsoperatingsystemandapplications.

    Performingabackupoperation

    ThissectionprovidesinstructionsonhowtoperformabackupoperationusingtheRescueandRecovery

    programondifferentoperatingsystems.

    •ToperformabackupoperationusingtheRescueandRecoveryprogramontheWindows7operating

    system,dothefollowing:

    1.FromtheWindowsdesktop,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙LenovoThinkVantageTools➙

    EnhancedBackupandRestore.TheRescueandRecoveryprogramopens.

    2.IntheRescueandRecoverymainwindow,clicktheLaunchadvancedRescueandRecoveryarrow.

    3.ClickBackupyourharddriveandselectbackupoperationoptions.Then,followtheinstructionson

    thescreentocompletethebackupoperation.

    •ToperformabackupoperationusingtheRescueandRecoveryprogramontheWindowsVistaoperating

    systemortheWindowsXPoperatingsystem,dothefollowing:

    1.FromtheWindowsdesktop,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙RescueandRecovery.

    TheRescueandRecoveryprogramopens.

    2.IntheRescueandRecoverymainwindow,clickLaunchadvancedRescueandRecovery➙Back

    upyourharddrive,andselectbackupoperationoptions.

    3.Followtheinstructionsonthescreentocompletethebackupoperation.

    Performingarecoveryoperation

    ThissectionprovidesinstructionsonhowtoperformarecoveryoperationusingtheRescueandRecovery

    programondifferentoperatingsystems.

    •ToperformarecoveryoperationusingtheRescueandRecoveryprogramontheWindows7operating

    system,dothefollowing:

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  • 1.FromtheWindowsdesktop,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙LenovoThinkVantageTools➙

    EnhancedBackupandRestore.TheRescueandRecoveryprogramopens.

    2.IntheRescueandRecoverymainwindow,clicktheLaunchadvancedRescueandRecoveryarrow.

    3.ClicktheRestoreyoursystemfromabackupicon.

    4.Followtheinstructionsonthescreentocompletetherecoveryoperation.

    •ToperformarecoveryoperationusingtheRescueandRecoveryprogramontheWindowsVistaoperating

    systemortheWindowsXPoperatingsystem,dothefollowing:

    1.FromtheWindowsdesktop,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙RescueandRecovery.

    TheRescueandRecoveryprogramopens.

    2.IntheRescueandRecoverymainwindow,clickLaunchadvancedRescueandRecovery.

    3.ClicktheRestoreyoursystemfromabackupicon.

    4.Followtheinstructionsonthescreentocompletetherecoveryoperation.

    FormoreinformationaboutperformingarecoveryoperationfromtheRescueandRecoveryworkspace,see

    “UsingtheRescueandRecoveryworkspace”onpage114.

    UsingtheRescueandRecoveryworkspace

    TheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceresidesinaprotected,hiddenareaofyourharddiskdrivethat

    operatesindependentlyfromtheWindowsoperatingsystem.Thisenablesyoutoperformrecovery

    operationsevenifyoucannotstarttheWindowsoperatingsystem.Youcanperformthefollowingrecovery

    operationsfromtheRescueandRecoveryworkspace:

    •Rescuelesfromyourharddiskdriveorfromabackup

    TheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceenablesyoutolocatelesonyourharddiskdriveandtransfer

    themtoanetworkdriveorotherrecordablemedia,suchasaUSBdeviceoradisc.Thissolutionis

    availableevenifyoudidnotbackupyourlesorifchangesweremadetothelessinceyourlastbackup

    operation.YoucanalsorescueindividuallesfromaRescueandRecoverybackuplocatedonyourlocal

    harddiskdrive,aUSBdevice,oranetworkdrive.

    •RestoreyourharddiskdrivefromaRescueandRecoverybackup

    IfyouhavebackedupyourharddiskdriveusingtheRescueandRecoveryprogram,youcanrestorethe

    harddiskdrivefromaRescueandRecoverybackup,evenifyoucannotstarttheWindowsoperating

    system.

    •Restoreyourharddiskdrivetothefactorydefaultsettings

    TheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceenablesyoutorestorethecompletecontentsofyourharddiskdrive

    tothefactorydefaultsettings.Ifyouhavemultiplepartitionsonyourharddiskdrive,youhavetheoption

    torestorethefactorydefaultsettingstotheC:partitionandleavetheotherpartitionsintact.Becausethe

    RescueandRecoveryworkspaceoperatesindependentlyfromtheWindowsoperatingsystem,youcan

    restorethefactorydefaultsettingsevenifyoucannotstarttheWindowsoperatingsystem.

    Attention:IfyourestoretheharddiskdrivefromaRescueandRecoverybackuporrestoretheharddisk

    drivetothefactorydefaultsettings,alllesontheprimaryharddiskdrivepartition(usuallydriveC:)willbe

    deletedintherecoveryprocess.Ifpossible,makecopiesofimportantles.Ifyouareunabletostartthe

    Windowsoperatingsystem,youcanusetherescuelesfeatureoftheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceto

    copylesfromyourharddiskdrivetoothermedia.

    TostarttheRescueandRecoveryworkspace,dothefollowing:

    1.Makesurethecomputeristurnedoff.

    2.RepeatedlypressandreleasetheF11keywhenturningonthecomputer.Whenyouhearbeepsor

    seealogoscreen,releasetheF11key.

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  • 3.IfyouhavesetaRescueandRecoverypassword,typeyourpasswordwhenprompted.TheRescue

    andRecoveryworkspaceopensafterashortdelay.

    Note:IftheRescueandRecoveryworkspacefailstoopen,see“Solvingrecoveryproblems”on

    page117.

    4.Dooneofthefollowing:

    •Torescuelesfromyourharddiskdriveorfromabackup,clickRescuelesandfollowthe

    instructionsonthescreen.

    •TorestoreyourharddiskdrivefromaRescueandRecoverybackuportorestoreyourharddiskdrive

    tothefactorydefaultsettings,clickRestoreyoursystemandfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    FormoreinformationaboutthefeaturesoftheRescueandRecoveryworkspace,clickHelp.

    Notes:

    1.Afterrestoringyourharddiskdrivetothefactorydefaultsettings,youmighthavetoreinstalldevice

    driversforsomedevices.See“Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsanddevicedrivers”onpage116.

    2.SomecomputerscomewithMicrosoftOfceorMicrosoftWorkspreinstalled.Ifyouneedtorecover

    orreinstallyourMicrosoftOfceorMicrosoftWorksapplications,youmustusetheMicrosoftOfce

    CDorMicrosoftWorksCD.ThesediscsareprovidedonlywithcomputerspreinstalledwithMicrosoft

    OfceorMicrosoftWorks.

    Creatingandusingarescuemedium

    Witharescuemedium,suchasadiscoraUSBharddiskdrive,youcanrecoverthecomputerfromfailures

    thatpreventyoufromgainingaccesstotheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceonyourharddiskdrive.

    Notes:

    1.Therecoveryoperationsyoucanperformusingarescuemediumvarydependingontheoperating

    system.

    2.Therescuedisccanbestartedinalltypesofopticaldrives.

    Creatingarescuemedium

    Thissectionprovidesinstructionsonhowtocreatearescuemediumondifferentoperatingsystems.

    •TocreatearescuemediumontheWindows7operatingsystem,dothefollowing:

    1.FromtheWindowsdesktop,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙LenovoThinkVantageTools➙

    EnhancedBackupandRestore.TheRescueandRecoveryprogramopens.

    2.IntheRescueandRecoverymainwindow,clicktheLaunchadvancedRescueandRecoveryarrow.

    3.ClicktheCreateRescueMediaicon.TheCreateRescueandRecoveryMediawindowopens.

    4.IntheRescueMediaarea,selectthetypeoftherescuemediumyouwanttocreate.Youcancreate

    arescuemediumusingadisc,aUSBharddiskdrive,orasecondaryinternalharddiskdrive.

    5.ClickOKandfollowtheinstructionsonthescreentocreatearescuemedium.

    •TocreatearescuemediumontheWindowsVistaoperatingsystemortheWindowsXPoperatingsystem,

    dothefollowing:

    1.FromtheWindowsdesktop,clickStart➙AllPrograms➙ThinkVantage➙CreateRecovery

    Media.TheCreateRescueandRecoveryMediawindowopens.

    2.IntheRescueMediaarea,selectthetypeoftherescuemediumyouwanttocreate.Youcancreate

    arescuemediumusingadisc,aUSBharddiskdrive,orasecondaryinternalharddiskdrive.

    3.ClickOKandfollowtheinstructionsonthescreentocreatearescuemedium.

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  • Usingarescuemedium

    Thissectionprovidesinstructionsonhowtousetherescuemediumyouhavecreated.

    •Ifyouhavecreatedarescuemediumusingadisc,usethefollowinginstructionstousetherescuemedium:

    1.Turnoffyourcomputer.

    2.RepeatedlypressandreleasetheF12keywhenturningonthecomputer.WhentheStartupDevice

    Menuopens,releasetheF12key.

    3.OntheStartupDeviceMenu,selectthedesiredopticaldriveastherstbootdevice.Then,insert

    therescuediscintotheopticaldriveandpressEnter.Therescuemediumstarts.

    •IfyouhavecreatedarescuemediumusingaUSBharddiskdrive,usethefollowinginstructionsto

    usetherescuemedium:

    1.AttachtheUSBharddiskdrivetooneoftheUSBconnectorsonyourcomputer.

    2.RepeatedlypressandreleasetheF12keywhenturningonthecomputer.WhentheStartupDevice

    Menuopens,releasetheF12key.

    3.OntheStartupDeviceMenu,selecttheUSBharddiskdriveastherstbootdeviceandpressEnter.

    Therescuemediumstarts.

    •Ifyouhavecreatedarescuemediumusingthesecondaryinternalharddiskdrive,setthesecondary

    internalharddiskdriveastherstbootdeviceinthestartupdevicesequencetostarttherescuemedium.

    See“Startupmenu”onpage204

    .

    Note:Ifyouwanttoinstallasecondaryharddiskdrive,see“Insertingtheharddiskdriveadapterinto

    thebay”onpage176.

    Whentherescuemediumstarts,theRescueandRecoveryworkspaceopens.Thehelpinformationfor

    eachfeatureisavailablefromtheRescueandRecoveryworkspace.Followtheinstructionstocomplete

    therecoveryprocess.

    Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsanddevicedrivers

    Yourcomputerhasprovisionsthatenableyoutoreinstallselectedfactory-installedapplicationsanddevice

    drivers.

    Reinstallingpreinstalledapplications

    Toreinstallselectedapplicationprograms,dothefollowing:

    1.Turnonyourcomputer.

    2.UseWindowsExplorerorComputer(inWindowsXP,MyComputer)todisplaythedirectorystructureof

    yourharddisk.

    3.OpentheC:\SWTOOLSfolder.

    4.OpentheAPPSfolder.Initareseveralsubfoldersnamedforthevariouspreinstalledapplications.

    5.Openthesubfolderfortheapplicationyouarereinstalling.

    6.Double-clickSetup,andthenfollowtheon-screenstepstoreinstalltheprogram.

    Reinstallingpreinstalleddevicedrivers

    Attention:Whenyoureinstalldevicedrivers,youarechangingthecurrentcongurationofyourcomputer.

    Reinstalldevicedriversonlywhenitisnecessarytocorrectaproblemwithyourcomputer.

    Toreinstalladevicedriverforafactory-installeddevice,dothefollowing:

    1.Turnonyourcomputer.

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  • 2.UseWindowsExplorerorComputer(inWindowsXP,MyComputer)todisplaythedirectorystructureof

    yourharddiskdrive.

    3.OpentheC:\SWTOOLSfolder.

    4.OpentheDRIVERSfolder.WithintheDRIVERSfolderareseveralsubfoldersnamedforthevarious

    devicesinstalledinyourcomputer(forexample,AUDIOandVIDEO).

    5.Openthesubfolderforthedevice.

    6.Reinstallthedevicedriverbyoneofthefollowingmethods:

    •Inthesubfolderforthedevice,lookforatextle(alewiththeextension.txt).Thetextlecontains

    informationonhowtoreinstallthatdevicedriver.

    -OR-

    •Ifthesubfolderforthedevicecontainsaleofsetupinformation(alewiththeextension.inf),you

    canusetheAddNewHardwareprogram(intheWindowsControlPanel)toreinstallthedevicedriver.

    Notalldevicedriverscanbereinstalledbyuseofthisprogram.IntheAddNewHardwareprogram,

    whenpromptedforthedevicedriveryouwanttoinstall,clickHaveDiskandBrowse.Thenselect

    thedevicedriverlefromthedevicesubfolder.

    -OR-

    •Inthesubfolderforthedevice,lookforthelefortheapplication(alewiththeextension.exe).

    Double-clickthele,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Attention:Ifyouneedupdateddevicedrivers,donotdownloadthemfromtheWindowsUpdateWebsite.

    ObtainthemfromLenovo.Formoreinformation,see“Makingsuredevicedriversarecurrent”onpage222.

    Solvingrecoveryproblems

    IfyouareunabletoaccesstheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceortheWindowsenvironment,doone

    ofthefollowing:

    •UsearescuemediumtostarttheRescueandRecoveryworkspace.See“Usingarescuemedium”on

    page116

    .

    •Userecoverymediaifallothermethodsofrecoveryhavefailedandyouneedtorestoretheharddisk

    drivetothefactorydefaultsettings.See“Usingrecoverymedia”onpage112.

    Note:IfyouareunabletoaccesstheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceortheWindowsenvironment

    fromarescuemediumorrecoverymedia,youmightnothavetherescuedevice(aninternalharddisk

    drive,adisc,aUSBharddiskdrive,orotherexternaldevices)setastherstbootdeviceinthestartup

    devicesequence.Youmustrstmakesurethatyourrescuedeviceissetastherstbootdeviceinthe

    startupdevicesequenceintheThinkPadSetup.See“Startupmenu”onpage204

    fordetailedinformation

    abouttemporarilyorpermanentlychangingthestartupdevicesequence.Formoreinformationaboutthe

    ThinkPadSetup,see“ThinkPadSetup”onpage201.

    Itisimportanttocreatearescuemediumandasetofrecoverymediaasearlyaspossibleandstorethem

    inasafeplaceforfutureuse.

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  • Chapter6.Replacingdevices

    Youcanincreasethecapacityofthememoryortheharddiskdrivebyreplacingtheoriginal,built-indevice

    withanoptionalone.Or,ifyouneedto,youcanreplacethePCIExpressMiniCardortheModemDaughter

    Cardbyfollowingtheproceduresinthissection.

    •“Staticelectricityprevention”onpage119

    •“Replacingthebattery”onpage119

    •“Replacingthebackupbattery”onpage124

    •“Replacingtheharddiskdrive”onpage126

    •“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130

    •“Replacingmemory”onpage135

    •“InstallingandreplacingthemSATAsolidstatedrive”onpage148

    •“InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCardforwirelessLAN/WiMAXconnection”onpage151

    •“InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCardforwirelessWANconnection”onpage160

    •“ReplacingtheSIMcard”onpage164

    •“Replacingthesolidstatedrive”onpage166

    •“ReplacingtheUltrabaydevice”onpage170

    Staticelectricityprevention

    Staticelectricity,althoughharmlesstoyou,canseriouslydamagecomputercomponentsandoptions.

    Improperhandlingofstatic-sensitivepartscancausedamagetothepart.Whenyouunpackanoption

    orCRU,donotopenthestatic-protectivepackagecontainingthepartuntiltheinstructionsdirectyou

    toinstallit.

    WhenyouhandleoptionsorCRUs,orperformanyworkinsidethecomputer,takethefollowingprecautions

    toavoidstatic-electricitydamage:

    •Limityourmovement.Movementcancausestaticelectricitytobuilduparoundyou.

    •Alwayshandlecomponentscarefully.Handleadapters,memorymodules,andothercircuitboardsbythe

    edges.Nevertouchexposedcircuitry.

    •Preventothersfromtouchingcomponents.

    •Whenyouinstallastatic-sensitiveoptionorCRU,touchthestatic-protectivepackagecontainingthe

    parttoametalexpansion-slotcoverorotherunpaintedmetalsurfaceonthecomputerforatleasttwo

    seconds.Thisreducesstaticelectricityinthepackageandyourbody.

    •Whenpossible,removethestatic-sensitivepartfromthestatic-protectivepackagingandinstallthepart

    withoutsettingitdown.Whenthisisnotpossible,placethestatic-protectivepackagingonasmooth,

    levelsurfaceandplacethepartonit.

    •Donotplacethepartonthecomputercoverorothermetalsurface.

    Replacingthebattery

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    ThissystemdoesnotsupportbatteriesthatarenotgenuineLenovo-madeorauthorized.Thesystemwill

    continuetoboot,butmaynotchargeunauthorizedbatteries.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    119

  • Attention:Lenovohasnoresponsibilityfortheperformanceorsafetyofunauthorizedbatteries,and

    providesnowarrantiesforfailuresordamagearisingoutoftheiruse.

    Toreplacethebatterywithanewone,readthefollowingprerequisites.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    DANGER

    Iftherechargeablebatterypackisincorrectlyreplaced,thereisdangerofanexplosion.Thebattery

    packcontainsasmallamountofharmfulsubstances.T oavoidpossibleinjury:

    •ReplaceonlywithabatteryofthetyperecommendedbyLenovo.

    •Keepthebatterypackawayfromre.

    •Donotexposeittoexcessiveheat.

    •Donotexposeittowaterorrain.

    •Donotshort-circuitit.

    •Donotdrop,crush,puncture,orsubjecttostrongforces.Batteryabuseormishandlingcan

    causethebatterytooverheat,whichcancausegassesorameto“vent”fromthebattery

    packorcoincell.

    Toreplacethebattery,followtheproceduresbelow.

    Replacingthebatteryinstalledinthebatteryspaceofyourcomputer

    1.Turnoffthecomputer,orenterhibernationmode.Thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcables

    fromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Unlockthebatterylatchbyslidingittotheunlockposition(1).Holdingthelatchintheunlocked

    position,removethebattery(2).

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  • 4.Slidethebatteryintothecomputer.

    5.Slidethebatterylatchtothelockedposition.

    6.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandthecablestothecomputer.

    UsingtheExtendedLifeBattery

    ForlongerbatterylifeanExtendedLifeBatteryisavailableasanoption.Youcanattachittothedocking

    connectorofyourcomputerasfollows.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer,orenterhibernationmode.Thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcables

    fromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

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  • 3.AligntheExtendedLifeBatterywiththebottomsideofthecomputerasshownintheillustrationbelow

    andrmlyattachthebattery.

    4.Slidethebatterylatchtothelockedposition.

    5.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandthecablestothecomputer.

    ToremovetheExtendedLifeBattery,dothefollowing:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer,orenterhibernationmode.Thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcables

    fromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

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  • 3.Unlockthebatterylatch.

    4.Pressthelatchasshownintheillustrationbelowanddetachthebattery.

    5.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandthecablestothecomputer.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices123

  • Replacingthebackupbattery

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    Toreplacethebackupbatteryunderthekeyboardwithanewone,readthefollowingprerequisites.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    DANGER

    Ifthebackupbatteryisincorrectlyreplaced,thereisdangerofanexplosion.Thebackupbattery

    containsasmallamountofharmfulsubstances.Toavoidpossibleinjury:

    •ReplaceonlywithabatteryofthetyperecommendedbyLenovo.

    •Keepthebatterypackawayfromre.

    •Donotexposeittoexcessiveheat.

    •Donotexposeittowaterorrain.

    •Donotshort-circuitit.

    •Donotdrop,crush,puncture,orsubjecttostrongforces.Batteryabuseormishandlingcan

    causethebatterytooverheat,whichcancausegassesorameto“vent”fromthebattery

    packorcoincell.

    Toreplacethebackupbatteryunderthekeyboard,dothefollowing.

    Removingthebackupbatteryunderthekeyboard

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.Waitfor

    afewminutes,tilltheinsideofthecomputercoolsbeforeyoustartthefollowingprocedures.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    5.Detachtheconnector(1).Thenremovethebackupbattery(2).

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  • Installingthebackupbatteryunderthekeyboard

    1.Installthebackupbattery(1).Thenattachtheconnector(2).

    2.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    3.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandcablestothecomputer;thenturniton.

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  • Replacingtheharddiskdrive

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    YoucanreplacetheharddiskdrivewithanewonewhichcanbepurchasedfromyourLenovoresellerora

    marketingrepresentative.Toreplacetheharddiskdrive,readthefollowingprerequisites.

    Note:Replacetheharddiskdriveonlyifyouupgradeitorhaveitrepaired.Theconnectorsandslotofthe

    harddiskdrivewerenotdesignedforfrequentchanges,ordriveswapping.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    Whenreplacingthedrive,besuretofollowtheprecautions.

    Attention:Whenyouarehandlingaharddiskdrive:

    •Donotdropthedriveorsubjectittophysicalshocks.Putthedriveonamaterial,suchassoftcloth,that

    absorbsanyphysicalshocks.

    •Donotapplypressuretothecoverofthedrive.

    •Donottouchtheconnector.

    Thedriveisverysensitive.Incorrecthandlingcancausedamageandpermanentlossofdata.

    Beforeremovingtheharddiskdrive,makeabackupcopyofalltheinformationonit,andthenturnthe

    computeroff.

    Neverremovethedrivewhilethesystemisoperating,insleep(standby)mode,orinhibernationmode.

    Toreplacetheharddiskdrive,doasfollows:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Loosenthescrewthatsecuresthecoveroftheslot(1),andthenremovethecoveritself(2).

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  • 5.Removetheharddiskdrivebypullingoutthetab.

    6.Detachthesiderubberrailsfromtheharddiskdrive.

    7.Attachthesiderubberrailstoanewharddiskdrive.

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  • 8.Inserttheharddiskdriveintotheslot.

    9.Slidetheharddiskdrivermlyintoplace.

    10.Reinstallthecoveroftheslot(1),andtightenthescrew(2).

    11.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

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  • 12.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandthecablestothecomputer.

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  • Replacingthekeyboard

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    Youcanusethefollowingprocedurestoreplacethekeyboardwithanewone,availableasanoption.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    DANGER

    Duringelectricalstorms,donotconnectthecabletoordisconnectitfromthetelephoneoutlet

    onthewall.

    DANGER

    Electriccurrentfrompower,telephone,andcommunicationcablesishazardous.Toavoidshock

    hazard,disconnectthecablesbeforeopeningthecoverofthisslot.

    Toreplacethekeyboard,doasfollows.

    Removingthekeyboard

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.Waitfor

    afewminutes,tilltheinsideofthecomputercools,beforeyoustartthefollowingprocedures.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Loosenthetwoscrewsonthememoryslotcover(1),thenremovethecover(2).

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  • 5.Removetwoscrewsthatsecurethekeyboard.

    6.Turnthecomputeroverandopenthedisplay.

    7.Pushhardinthedirectionshownbythearrows(1)inthedrawingtounlatchthefrontsideofthe

    keyboard.Thekeyboardwillopenupslightly(2).

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  • 8.Carefullyliftthekeyboarduntilyoucanseehowit'sconnected.Holdthekeyboardabovethecomputer,

    andthendetachtheconnector(1).Nowthekeyboardhasbeenremoved(2).

    Installingthekeyboard

    1.Attachtheconnector.

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  • 2.Insertthekeyboard.Makesurethattherearedgesofthekeyboardareundertheframeasshownby

    thearrows.

    3.Slidethekeyboardasshownbythearrows.

    4.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.Reinstallthetwoscrews.

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  • 5.Putthememoryslotcoverbackinplace(1),closethecover(2),andthentightenthetwoscrews(3).

    6.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    7.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandcablestothecomputer;thenturniton.

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  • Replacingmemory

    Increasingmemorycapacityisaneffectivewaytomakeprogramsrunfaster.Youcanincreasetheamount

    ofmemoryinyourcomputerbyinstallingadoubledataratethreesynchronousdynamicrandomaccess

    memoryunbufferedsmalloutlinedualinlinememorymodule(SDRAM),availableasanoption,inthememory

    slotofthecomputer.SO-DIMMswithdifferentcapacitiesareavailable.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalledanddo

    notreplacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Increasingor

    replacingmemory(W520)”onpage139

    .

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    Whenreplacingthememory,besuretofollowtheprecautions.

    Note:Theoperatingspeedofthememorymoduledependsonthesystemcongurationofyourcomputer

    anditscombinationwiththememorymoduleinstalledonyourcomputer.Insomeconditions,thememoryin

    yourcomputermaynotbeabletooperateatthemaximumspeed.

    Attention:Beforeyoustartinstallingamodule,touchametaltableoragroundedmetalobject.Thisaction

    reducesanystaticelectricityfromyourbody.ThestaticelectricitycoulddamagetheSO-DIMM.

    Replacingmemory(T520andT520i)

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    Increasingmemorycapacityisaneffectivewaytomakeprogramsrunfaster.Youcanincreasetheamount

    ofmemoryinyourcomputerbyinstallingaPC3-8500orPC3-10600doubledatarate3synchronous

    dynamicrandomaccessmemory(DRAM)unbufferedsmalloutlinedualinlinememorymodule,available

    asanoption,inthememoryslotslocatedontheundersideofyourcomputerandunderthekeyboard.

    SO-DIMMswithdifferentcapacitiesareavailable.

    Notes:

    •UseeitheraPC3-8500oraPC3-10600DDR3synchronousDRAMunbufferedSO-DIMMinyour

    computer.IfyouinstallanSO-DIMMthatisnotsupportedbyyourcomputer,thecomputermaybeep,

    andthesystemmaynotstartormaynotworkproperly.Youcanpurchasetheappropriatememoryoption

    fromyourLenovoreselleroramarketingrepresentative.

    Yourcomputerhastwomemoryslots:oneunderthekeyboardandanotherontheundersideofthe

    computer.ToreplacetheSO-DIMM,followtheprocedurebelow.

    Replacingmemoryintheslotontheundersideofthecomputer

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnitover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices135

  • 4.Loosenthetwoscrewsonthememoryslotcover(1),andthenremovethecover(2).

    IfanSO-DIMMisalreadyinthememoryslot,removeittomakeroomforthenewonebypressingout

    onthelatchesonbothedgesofthesocketatthesametime(1).Besuretosaveitforfutureuse(2).

    5.FindthenotchonthecontactedgesideoftheSO-DIMMyouareinstalling.

    Attention:ToavoiddamagingtheSO-DIMM,donottouchitscontactedge.

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  • 6.WiththenotchedendoftheSO-DIMMtowardthecontactedgesideofthesocket,inserttheSO-DIMM

    intothesocketatanangleofabout20degrees(1);thenpressitinrmly(2).

    7.PivottheSO-DIMMdownwarduntilitsnapsintoplace.

    8.MakesurethattheSO-DIMMisrmlyxedintheslotandcannotbemovedeasily.

    9.Putthememoryslotcoverbackinplace(1),closethecover(2),andtightenthetwoscrews(3).

    10.Putthebatterybackinplace(formoredetails,referto“Replacingthebattery”onpage119),turnthe

    computeroveragain,andreconnectthecables.

    Replacingmemoryintheslotunderthekeyboard

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnitover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

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  • 4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    5.IfanSO-DIMMisalreadyinthememoryslot,removeittomakeroomforthenewonebypressingout

    onthelatchesonbothedgesofthesocketatthesametime.Besuretosaveitforfutureuse.

    6.FindthenotchonthecontactedgesideoftheSO-DIMMyouareinstalling.

    Attention:ToavoiddamagingtheSO-DIMM,donottouchitscontactedge.

    7.WiththenotchedendoftheSO-DIMMtowardthecontactedgesideofthesocket,inserttheSO-DIMM

    (1)intothesocketatanangleofabout20degrees;thenpressitinrmly(2).

    Note:Ifyouinstallamemorymoduleinonlyoneofthetwomemoryslots,installitintheslotunderthe

    keyboard.

    8.PivottheSO-DIMMdownwarduntilitsnapsintoplace.

    9.MakesurethattheSO-DIMMisrmlyxedintheslotandcannotbemovedeasily.

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  • 10.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    11.Putthebatterybackinplace(fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage

    119),turnthecomputeroveragain,andreconnectthecables.

    TomakesurethattheSO-DIMMisinstalledcorrectly,doasfollows:

    1.Turnthecomputeron.

    2.Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,pressF1.TheThinkPadSetupopens.The“Installedmemory”item

    showsthetotalamountofmemoryinstalledinyourcomputer.

    Increasingorreplacingmemory(W520)

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcards(1)and(2)arepreinstalled

    inthetopsideandundersideofyourcomputeranddonotreplacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.

    Onthetopgure,theDummyDIMMcardispreinstalledinthelowerslotunderthekeyboard.

    Note:Yourcomputermaylookslightlydifferentfromwhatthisillustrationshows.

    Increasingmemorycapacityisaneffectivewaytomakeprogramsrunfaster.Youcanincreasetheamountof

    memoryinyourcomputerbyinstallingaPC3-8500orPC3-10600doubledatarate3synchronousdynamic

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices139

  • randomaccessmemory(DRAM)unbufferedsmalloutlinedualinlinememorymodule(SO-DIMM),available

    asanoption,inthememoryslotslocatedontheundersideofyourcomputerandunderthekeyboard.

    SO-DIMMswithdifferentcapacitiesareavailable.

    Notes:

    •Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,donotreplacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.

    •UseeitheraPC3-8500oraPC3-10600DDR3synchronousDRAMunbufferedSO-DIMMsupportedby

    yourcomputer.IfyouinstallanSO-DIMMthatisnotsupportedbyyourcomputer,thecomputermay

    beep,andthesystemmaynotstartormaynotworkproperly.Youcanpurchasetheappropriatememory

    optionfromyourLenovoreselleroramarketingrepresentative.

    Increasingmemory

    Yourcomputerhasfourmemoryslots:twoslotsunderthekeyboardandtwoontheundersideofthe

    computer.ToaddanSO-DIMM,rstchecktheslotsontheundersideofyourcomputer.

    Notes:

    •Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalledanddonot

    replacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.

    •Whenaddingmemory,besuretofollowtheinstructionsinthissection.Ifyoudonot,thenewlyadded

    SO-DIMMmaynotberecognizedandthetotalamountofmemorywillnotincrease.

    Addingmemoryintheslotontheundersideofthecomputer

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalledanddonot

    replacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnitover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Loosenthetwoscrewsonthememoryslotcover(1),andthenremovethecover(2).

    Ifoneorbothslotsareempty,proceedtostep5.

    Ifallslotsaretaken,checktheslotunderthekeyboard.Goto“Addingmemorytotheslotunder

    thekeyboard”onpage142

    .

    140UserGuide

  • 5.FindthenotchonthecontactedgesideoftheSO-DIMMyouareinstalling.

    Attention:ToavoiddamagingtheSO-DIMM,donottouchitscontactedge.

    WiththenotchedendoftheSO-DIMMtowardthecontactedgesideofthesocket,inserttheSO-DIMM

    intothesocketatanangleofabout20degrees(1);thenpressitinrmly.PivottheSO-DIMMdownward

    (2)untilitsnapsintoplace.

    Note:Ifbothslotsareempty:besuretoinstallthememorymoduleintheslotonwhich“SLOT-0”

    isprinted.

    Note:Yourcomputermaylookslightlydifferentfromwhatthisillustrationshows.

    6.MakesurethattheSO-DIMMisrmlyxedintheslotandcannotbemovedeasily.

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  • 7.Putthememoryslotcoverbackinplace(1),closethecover(2),andtightenthetwoscrews(3).

    8.Putthebatterybackinplace(formoredetails,referto“Replacingthebattery”onpage119),turnthe

    computeroveragain,andreconnectthecables.

    Addingmemorytotheslotunderthekeyboard

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalledanddonot

    replacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnitover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    Therearetwoslotsunderthekeyboardofyourcomputer,oneabovetheother.

    Ifthelowermemoryslotisempty,proceedtostep5.

    Ifbothslotsaretaken,refertotheThinkPadWebsitehttp://www.lenovo.com/formoreinformation.

    5.Foraccesstothelowerslot,youmustremovetheSO-DIMMalreadyinstalledintheupperslot.Be

    suretokeepit.ToremovetheSO-DIMM,pressoutonthelatchesonbothedgesofthesocketat

    thesametime(1),andremovethemodule(2).

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  • 6.FindthenotchonthecontactedgesideoftheSO-DIMMyouareinstalling.

    Attention:ToavoiddamagingtheSO-DIMM,donottouchitscontactedge.

    WiththenotchedendoftheSO-DIMMtowardthecontactedgesideofthesocket,inserttheSO-DIMM

    (1)intothelowersocketatanangleofabout20degrees;thenpressitinrmly.PivottheSO-DIMM

    downward(2)untilitsnapsintoplace.

    7.RetrievetheSO-DIMMthatwasoriginallyinstalledintheuppersocket.Withthenotchedendofthe

    SO-DIMMtowardthecontactedgesideofthesocket,insertit(1)intotheuppersocketatanangleof

    about20degrees;thenpressitinrmly.PivottheSO-DIMMdownward(2)untilitsnapsintoplace.

    8.MakesurethattheSO-DIMMisrmlyxedintheslotandcannotbemovedeasily.

    9.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    10.Putthebatterybackinplace(fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage

    119),turnthecomputeroveragain,andreconnectthecables.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices143

  • Replacingmemory

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalledanddonot

    replacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.

    Replacingmemoryintheslotontheundersideofthecomputer

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnitover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Loosenthetwoscrewsonthememoryslotcover(1);thenremovethecover(2).

    5.RemovetheSO-DIMMbypressingoutonthelatchesonbothedgesofthesocketatthesametime.Be

    suretosaveitforfutureuse.

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  • 6.FindthenotchonthecontactedgesideoftheSO-DIMMyouareinstalling.

    Attention:ToavoiddamagingtheSO-DIMM,donottouchitscontactedge.

    WiththenotchedendoftheSO-DIMMtowardthecontactedgesideofthesocket,inserttheSO-DIMM

    intothesocketatanangleofabout20degrees(1);thenpressitinrmly.PivottheSO-DIMMdownward

    (2)untilitsnapsintoplace.

    Note:Besuretoinstallthenewmemorymoduleintheslotwheretheoldonewasoriginallyinstalled.

    7.MakesurethattheSO-DIMMisrmlyxedintheslotandcannotbemovedeasily.

    8.Putthememoryslotcoverbackinplace(1),closethecover(2),andtightenthetwoscrews(3).

    9.Putthebatterybackinplace(formoredetails,referto“Replacingthebattery”onpage119),turnthe

    computeroveragain,andreconnectthecables.

    Replacingmemoryintheslotunderthekeyboard

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices145

  • 1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnitover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    5.RemovetheSO-DIMMalreadyinstalledintheslotbypressingoutonthelatchesonbothedgesofthe

    socketatthesametime.Besuretosaveitforfutureuse.

    Note:IfanSO-DIMMisinstalledintheupperslot,andyouneedtoreplacetheSO-DIMMinthelower

    slot,removetheSO-DIMMfromtheupperslotrst.Besuretoreinstallitintheupperslotafteryou

    replacetheSO-DIMMinthelowerslot.

    6.FindthenotchonthecontactedgesideoftheSO-DIMMyouareinstalling.

    Attention:ToavoiddamagingtheSO-DIMM,donottouchitscontactedge.

    146UserGuide

  • 7.WiththenotchedendoftheSO-DIMMtowardthecontactedgesideofthesocket,inserttheSO-DIMM

    (1)intothesocketatanangleofabout20degrees;thenpressitinrmly.PivottheSO-DIMMdownward

    (2)untilitsnapsintoplace.

    Note:Ifyouinstallamemorymoduleinonlyoneofthetwomemoryslots,besuretoinstallitinthe

    upperslot.

    8.MakesurethattheSO-DIMMisrmlyxedintheslotandcannotbemovedeasily.

    9.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    10.Putthebatterybackinplace(fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage

    119

    ),turnthecomputeroveragain,andreconnectthecables.

    Checkingthetotalamountofmemoryinstalledinyourcomputer

    TomakesurethattheSO-DIMMisinstalledcorrectly,doasfollows:

    1.Turnthecomputeron.

    2.Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,pressF1.TheThinkPadSetupopens.The“Installedmemory”item

    showsthetotalamountofmemoryinstalledinyourcomputer.

    3.Ifthe“Installedmemory”itemshowsadifferentamountofmemoryfromwhatyouinstalled,check

    whetheryouhavecorrectlyfollowedtheinstructionsinthissection.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices147

  • InstallingandreplacingthemSATAsolidstatedrive

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    SomeThinkPadmodelshaveanmSATAsolidstatedrive.YoucanreplacethemSATAsolidstatedrivewitha

    newonewhichcanbepurchasedfromyourLenovoreselleroramarketingrepresentative.Toreplacethe

    mSATAsolidstatedrive,readthefollowingprerequisites.

    Notes:

    •YoucanalsoreplacethemSATAsolidstatedrivewithaWirelessPCIExpressMiniCardforWirelessWAN.

    •ReplacethemSATAsolidstatedriveonlyifyouneedtohaveitrepaired.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    WhenreplacingthemSATAsolidstatedrive,besuretofollowtheprecautions.

    Attention:WhenyouarehandlinganmSATAsolidstatedrive:

    •DonotdropthemSATAsolidstatedriveorsubjectittophysicalshocks.PutthemSATAsolidstatedrive

    onamaterial,suchassoftcloththatabsorbsanyphysicalshocks.

    •DonotapplypressuretothecoverofthemSATAsolidstatedrive.

    ThemSATAsolidstatedriveisverysensitive.Incorrecthandlingcancausedamageandpermanentlossof

    data.

    BeforeremovingthemSATAsolidstatedrive,makeabackupcopyofalltheinformationonit,andthen

    turnthecomputeroff.

    NeverremovethemSATAsolidstatedrivewhilethesystemisoperating,insleep(standby)mode,orin

    hibernationmode.

    IfanmSATAsolidstatedriveisavailableinyourcomputer,toreplacethemSATAsolidstatedrive,do

    asfollows.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.Waitfor

    afewminutes,tilltheinsideofthecomputercools,beforeyoustartthefollowingprocedures.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    148UserGuide

  • 5.Removethescrew(1).Thecardpopsup(2).

    6.Removethecard.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices149

  • 7.AlignthecontactedgeofanewmSATAsolidstatedrivewiththecorrespondingsocket.

    Notes:

    •YoucanalsoreplacethemSATAsolidstatedrivewithaWirelessPCIExpressMiniCardforWireless

    WAN.

    •ToinstallanewPCIExpressMiniCard,referto“InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCard

    forwirelessWANconnection”onpage160

    .

    8.Pivotthecarddownward(1)untilyoucansnapitintoplace.Securethecardwiththescrew(2).

    9.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    10.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    11.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandcablestothecomputer;thenturniton.

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  • InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCardforwireless

    LAN/WiMAXconnection

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    YourcomputerhasaPCIExpressMiniCardslotforconnectiontoawirelessLAN/WiMAX.ToreplacethePCI

    ExpressMiniCardwithanewone,readthefollowingprerequisites.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    DANGER

    Duringelectricalstorms,donotconnectthecabletoordisconnectitfromthetelephoneoutlet

    onthewall.

    DANGER

    Electriccurrentfrompower,telephone,andcommunicationcablesishazardous.Toavoidshock

    hazard,disconnectthecablesbeforeopeningthecoverofthisslot.

    Attention:BeforeyoustartinstallingaPCIExpressMiniCard,touchametaltableoragroundedmetal

    object.Thisactionreducesanystaticelectricityfromyourbody.Thestaticelectricitycoulddamagethecard.

    YourcomputerhasaPCIExpressMiniCardslotforconnectiontoawirelessLAN/WiMAX.Toreplacethe

    PCIExpressMiniCardwithanewone,followtheprocedurebelow.

    ReplacingaPCIExpressMiniCardwithtwoconnectors

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.Waitfor

    afewminutes,tilltheinsideofthecomputercools,beforeyoustartthefollowingprocedures.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

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  • 5.Ifatoolforremovingconnectorsisincludedinthepackagewiththenewcard,useittodisconnectthe

    cablesfromthecard.Ifnosuchtoolisincluded,disconnectthecablesbypickinguptheconnectors

    withyourngersandgentlyunpluggingthem.

    6.Removethetwoscrews(1).Thecardpopsup(2).

    152UserGuide

  • 7.Removethecard.

    8.AlignthecontactedgeofthenewPCIExpressMiniCardwiththecorrespondingsocketcontactofthe

    computer.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices153

  • Note:IfthenewPCIExpressMiniCardhastwoconnectors,asinthenextdrawing,putthewhitecable

    inthecableprotectiontube.

    9.Pivotthecarduntilyoucansnapitintoplacebypressingtheuppersideoftheconnectors(1),and

    securethecardwiththetwoscrews(2).

    154UserGuide

  • 10.ConnectthecablestothenewPCIExpressMiniCard.Besuretoattachthegraycabletotheconnector

    marked“MAIN”or“M”onthecard,andtheblackcabletotheconnectormarked“AUX”or“A.”

    Note:IfthenewPCIExpressMiniCardhasthreeconnectors,besuretoattachthegraycabletothe

    connectormarked“TR1”onthecard,andtheblackcabletotheconnectormarked“TR2”.Ifyouattach

    eithercabletothecenterconnector,theconnectionspeedwillbelower.

    11.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    12.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    13.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandcablestothecomputer;thenturniton.

    ReplacingaPCIExpressMiniCardwiththreeconnectors

    IfyourcomputerhasaMultipleInputMultipleOutput(MIMO)feature,aPCIExpressMiniCardthathasthree

    connectorscomeswiththecomputer.ToreplacethecardfortheMIMOfeature,doasfollows:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.Waitfor

    afewminutes,tilltheinsideofthecomputercools,beforeyoustartthefollowingprocedures.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices155

  • 5.Ifatoolforremovingconnectorsisincludedinthepackagewiththenewcard,useittodisconnectthe

    cablesfromthecard.Ifnosuchtoolisincluded,disconnectthecablesbypickinguptheconnectors

    withyourngersandgentlyunpluggingthem.

    6.Removethetwoscrews(1).Thecardpopsup(2).

    156UserGuide

  • 7.Removethecard.

    8.AlignthecontactedgeofthenewPCIExpressMiniCardwiththecorrespondingsocketcontactofthe

    computer.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices157

  • Note:IfthenewPCIExpressMiniCardhastwoconnectors,asinthenextdrawing,putthewhitecable

    inthecableprotectiontube.

    9.Pivotthecarduntilyoucansnapitintoplacebypressingtheuppersideoftheconnectors(1),and

    securethecardwiththetwoscrews(2).

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  • 10.ConnectthecablestothenewPCIExpressMiniCard.Besuretoattachthegraycabletotheconnector

    marked“TR1”onthecard,thewhitecabletotheconnectormarked“RO”or“TR3”(center),andthe

    blackcabletotheconnectormarked“TR2”.

    11.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    12.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    13.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandcablestothecomputer;thenturniton.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices159

  • InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCardforwirelessWAN

    connection

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    SomeThinkPadmodelshaveaPCIExpressMiniCardslotforconnectiontoawirelessWAN.Toreplacethe

    PCIExpressMiniCardwithanewone,readthefollowingprerequisites.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    DANGER

    Duringelectricalstorms,donotconnectthecabletoordisconnectitfromthetelephoneoutlet

    onthewall.

    DANGER

    Electriccurrentfrompower,telephone,andcommunicationcablesishazardous.Toavoidshock

    hazard,disconnectthecablesbeforeopeningthecoverofthisslot.

    Attention:BeforeyoustartinstallingaPCIExpressMiniCard,touchametaltableoragroundedmetal

    object.Thisactionreducesanystaticelectricityfromyourbody.Thestaticelectricitycoulddamagethecard.

    IfaWirelessWANisavailableinyourcomputer,toreplacethePCIExpressMiniCard,doasfollows.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.Waitfor

    afewminutes,tilltheinsideofthecomputercools,beforeyoustartthefollowingprocedures.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Removethekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    5.Ifatoolforremovingconnectorsisincludedinthepackagewiththenewcard,useittodisconnectthe

    cablesfromthecard.Ifnosuchtoolisincluded,disconnectthecablesbypickinguptheconnectors

    withyourngersandgentlyunpluggingthem.

    Note:Dependingonthesystemcongurationofyourcomputer,thecardmayhaveonlyoneconnector.

    160UserGuide

  • 6.Removethetwoscrews(1).Thecardpopsup(2).

    7.Removethecard.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices161

  • 8.AlignthecontactedgeofthenewPCIExpressMiniCardwiththecorrespondingsocket.

    Notes:

    •YoucanalsoreplacethePCIExpressMiniCardforWirelessWANwithanmSATAsolidstatedrive.

    •ToinstallanewmSATAsolidstatedrive,referto“InstallingandreplacingthemSATAsolidstate

    drive”onpage148.

    9.Pivotthecarduntilyoucansnapitintoplacebypressingtheuppersideofeachconnector(1).Secure

    thecardwiththetwoscrews(2).

    Note:Dependingonthesystemcongurationofyourcomputer,thecardmayhaveonlyoneconnector.

    162UserGuide

  • 10.ConnectthecablestothenewPCIExpressMiniCard.

    11.Reinstallthekeyboard.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthekeyboard”onpage130.

    12.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    13.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandcablestothecomputer;thenturniton.

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  • ReplacingtheSIMcard

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    YourcomputermayrequireaSIM(SubscriberIdenticationModule)cardtoestablishawirelessWAN(Wide

    AreaNetwork)connections.Dependingonthecountryofdelivery,theSIMcardmaybealreadyinstalledin

    yourcomputerorwillbepartoftheshippingcontentsthatcamewithyourcomputer.

    IfyoundtheSIMcardsincludedintheshippingcontents,adummycardisinstalledintheSIMcard

    slot.Thenproceedtothefollowinginstructions.

    Ifyoundthedummycardintheshippingcontents,theSIMcardisalreadyinstalledintheSIMcard

    slot,andnofurtherinstallationisneeded.

    Note:TheSIMcardisidentiedbytheICchipmountedononesideofthecard.

    ToreplacetheSIMcard,doasfollows.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnitover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.FindtheSIMcardslotinsidetheopenbatterycompartment.Gentlypushthecard(1).Thecardcomes

    partwayoutoftheslot.Nowyoucanremoveit(2).

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  • 5.InserttheSIMcardrmlyintotheslot.

    Note:MakesurethatyouinserttheSIMcardallthewayintotheslot.

    6.Putthebatterybackinplace(formoredetails,referto“Replacingthebattery”onpage119),turnthe

    computeroveragain,andreconnectthecables.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices165

  • Replacingthesolidstatedrive

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    YoucanreplacethesolidstatedrivewithanewonewhichcanbepurchasedfromyourLenovoresellerora

    marketingrepresentative.Toreplacethesolidstatedrive,readthefollowingprerequisites.

    Note:Replacethesolidstatedriveonlyifyouneedtohaveitrepaired.Theconnectorsandslotofthesolid

    statedrivewerenotdesignedforfrequentchanges,ordriveswapping.

    Prerequisitesfortheprocedure

    Whenreplacingthedrive,besuretofollowtheprecautions.

    Attention:Whenyouarehandlingasolidstatedrive:

    •Donotdropthedriveorsubjectittophysicalshocks.Putthedriveonamaterial,suchassoftcloththat

    absorbsanyphysicalshocks.

    •Donotapplypressuretothecoverofthedrive.

    •Donottouchtheconnector.

    Thedriveisverysensitive.Incorrecthandlingcancausedamageandpermanentlossofdata.

    Beforeremovingthesolidstatedrive,makeabackupcopyofalltheinformationonit,andthenturnthe

    computeroff.

    Neverremovethedrivewhilethesystemisoperating,insleep(standby)mode,orinhibernationmode.

    Toreplacethesolidstatedrive,doasfollows.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    3.Removethebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    4.Loosenthescrewthatsecuresthecoveroftheslot(1),andthenremovethecoveritself(2).

    166UserGuide

  • 5.Removethesolidstatedrivebypullingoutthetab.

    6.Detachthesidespacerrailsfromthesolidstatedrive.

    7.Attachthesidespacerrailstoanewsolidstatedrive.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices167

  • 8.Insertthesolidstatedriveintotheslot.

    9.Slidethesolidstatedrivermlyintoplace.

    10.Reinstallthecoveroftheslot(1),andtightenthescrew(2).

    11.Reinstallthebattery.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    168UserGuide

  • 12.Turnthecomputeroveragain.Connecttheacpoweradapterandthecablestothecomputer.

    Chapter6.Replacingdevices169

  • ReplacingtheUltrabaydevice

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    ToreplacetheUltrabaydevice,dothefollowing.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer;thendisconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    2.Unlockthebaylocklatch(1)byslidingittothetop.Whileholdingthebaylocklatchintheunlocked

    position,slidethebayejectlatch(2)totheleft,thenpullouttheUltrabaydevice(3).

    3.Insertthereplaceabledeviceintothebay;thenpressthedevicermlyintotheconnector.

    170UserGuide

  • Chapter7.Enhancingyourcomputer

    Thissectionprovidesinformationoninstallingdevicesandtakingadvantageofyourcomputer's

    high-technologyfeatures.

    •“FindingThinkPadoptions”onpage171

    •“UsingtheserialUltrabayenhanced”onpage171

    •“ThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,and

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)”onpage177

    FindingThinkPadoptions

    Ifyouwanttoexpandthecapabilitiesofyourcomputer,Lenovohasanumberofhardwareaccessoriesand

    upgradestomeetyourneeds.Optionsincludememory,storage,modems,networkingadapters,docking

    stationsandportreplicators,batteries,poweradapters,printers,scanners,keyboards,mice,andmore.

    YoucanshopatLenovo24hoursaday,7daysaweekdirectlyovertheWorldWideWeb.Allyouneedisan

    Internetconnectionandacreditcard.

    ToshopatLenovo,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html

    UsingtheserialUltrabayenhanced

    UseserialUltrabayenhancedforinstallingdevices,suchasaMultiBurnerdrive,aCD-RW/DVDdrive,ahard

    diskdrive.IfaserialUltrabayenhancedisnotinstalledinyourcomputer,orifyouwanttopurchaseaserial

    Ultrabayenhanceddevice,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/accessories

    Note:Youcaninstalla9.5-mm-thickserialUltrabayslimora12.7-mm-thickserialUltrabayenhanced

    deviceintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    Performingahotswap

    Todoahotswapistoconnect,remove,orreconnectadevicewhilethecomputerisoperating.

    Tohot-swaptheUltrabaydevice,doasfollows:

    Note:Hot-swapisnotsupportedwhenyourcomputerisdockedorwhentheExtendedLifeBattery

    isinstalled.

    1.ClicktheShowhiddeniconsinthetaskbar,thenclickSafelyRemoveHardwareandEjectMedia

    icon(inWindowsVistaandWindowsXP,selecttheSafelyRemoveHardwareiconinthetaskbar),and

    thenstopthedevice.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    171

  • 2.Unlockthebaylocklatch(1)byslidingittothetop.Whileholdingthebaylocklatchintheunlocked

    position,slidethebayejectlatch(2)totheleft,thenpullouttheUltrabaydevice(3).

    3.Insertthereplaceabledeviceintothebay;thenpressthedevicermlyintotheconnector.

    Note:Ifaharddiskpasswordissetonaharddiskdrive,youcannothot-swapthedrive.Firstremovethe

    harddiskpassword,andthendothehotswap.Referto“Harddiskpasswords”onpage99.

    Performingawarmswap

    Todoawarmswapistoconnect,remove,orreconnectadevicewhilethecomputerisinsleep(standby)

    mode.

    Ifthecomputerisinsleep(standby)mode,youcandoawarmswapasfollows:

    172UserGuide

  • 1.Unlockthebaylocklatch(1)byslidingittothetop.Whileholdingthebaylocklatchintheunlocked

    position,slidethebayejectlatch(2)totheleft,thenpullouttheUltrabaydevice(3).

    Note:Thecomputerreturnsfromsleep(standby)modeandthepop-upwindowappears;thenthe

    computerautomaticallygoesintosleep(standby)modeagain.Thebaystatusindicator(1)turnsoff.

    Chapter7.Enhancingyourcomputer173

  • 2.Insertthereplaceabledeviceintothebay;thenpressthedevicermlyintotheconnector.

    3.PresstheFnkeytoreturnfromsleep(standby)mode.

    Insertingtheharddiskdriveintotheadapter

    TheThinkPadSerialHardDriveBayAdapterIII(harddiskdriveadapter),whichisavailableasanoption,

    enablesyoutoupgradethecapacityofyourcomputerbyinstallingasecondaryharddiskdrive.

    Note:TheThinkPadSerialHardDriveBayAdapterIIIsupportsonly2.5inch(7mmheight)harddiskdrive.

    Toinstalltheharddiskdriveinyourcomputer,yourstinserttheharddiskdriveintotheharddiskdrive

    adapter,andtheninserttheharddiskdriveadapterintotheserialUltrabayenhancedofyourcomputer.

    Note:Youcaninstalla9.5-mm-thickserialUltrabayslimora12.7-mm-thickserialUltrabayenhanceddevice

    intheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    Attention:Replaceaharddiskdriveonlyifyouareupgradingitorhavingitrepaired.Frequentreplacement

    oftheharddiskdrivemightdamagethedriveandbay.

    1.Removetheharddiskdrivefromyourcomputer.Toremovethedrive,refertotheinstructionsgiven

    in“Replacingtheharddiskdrive”onpage126.

    2.Opentheharddiskdrivestopper.

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  • 3.Inserttheharddiskdrivewiththelabelfacingupwardasshown:

    Note:Ifyourharddiskdrivehasastrap,besurenottoleaveitunderthedrive.

    4.Connecttheharddiskdrivetoitsconnector.

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  • 5.Closetheharddiskdrivestopper.

    Notes:

    •Makesurethattheharddiskdriveisinsertedtightlyintotheharddiskdriveadapter.

    •Donotpushthecovertoohard;youcoulddamagetheharddiskdriveortheharddiskdriveadapter.

    •YoucannotinsertaharddiskdriveforotherThinkPadseriescomputersintothisThinkPadSerialHard

    DriveBayAdapterIII.IfyouwanttousethelesontheharddiskdriveofanotherThinkPadnotebook,

    copythelestoaremovablestoragedevice.

    Insertingtheharddiskdriveadapterintothebay

    Notes:

    •UsetheThinkPadSerialHardDriveBayAdapterIIIdesignedspecicallyforusewithyourcomputer.

    •TheThinkPadSerialHardDriveBayAdapterIIIsupportsonly2.5inch(7mmheight)harddiskdrive.

    Afteryouinsertaharddiskdriveintoaharddiskdriveadapter,youcaninserttheadapterintotheserial

    Ultrabayenhancedofyourcomputer,providedthatthecomputerisinoneofthefollowingconditions:

    Note:Youcaninstalla9.5-mm-thickserialUltrabayslimora12.7-mm-thickserialUltrabayenhanced

    deviceintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    •Thecomputeristurnedoff.Forhowtoinserttheadapter,referto“Replacingthedevice”onpage170

    .

    •Thecomputerisinsleep(standby)mode.Youcaninserttheadapterwhilethecomputerisinsleep

    (standby)mode.Forhowtoinserttheadapter,referto“Performingawarmswap”onpage172.

    •Thecomputerisoperating.Youcaninserttheadapterwhilethecomputerisoperating.Forhowtoinsert

    theadapter,referto“Performingahotswap”onpage171.

    Notes:Ifyouinserttheharddiskdriveadapterintothebaywhilethecomputerisinsleep(standby)mode

    oroperating,andtheharddiskdriveisprotectedbyapassword,youcannotgetaccesstothedriveright

    afterinsertingtheadapterintothebay.Togetaccesstoit,dothefollowing:

    1.PressFn+F12toputyourcomputerinHibernatemode.Youmayhavetowaitforawhiletillthe

    computerentersHibernatemode.

    2.Presspowerswitchtoreturntonormaloperation.Theharddiskpasswordiconappearsatthe

    upperleftofthescreen.

    3.Typethepassword.Nowyoucangetaccesstotheharddiskdrive.

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  • Whenyouinserttheharddiskdriveadapterintothebay,makesurethatyouinsertitrmly.Ifyouwantto

    secureyourharddiskdriveadapter,installahex-headscrew(includedintheshippingcontents)intothe

    screwhole.

    ThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,andThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3

    (170W)

    AfteryouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,

    theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),youcanuseits

    connectorsinplaceofthecomputer's.

    WhenthecomputerisattachedtotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,

    theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),neverpickupthe

    assemblybytakingholdofthecomputeralone.Alwaysholdthewholeassembly.

    FormoredetailsabouttheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),refertothefollowing:

    •“Frontview”onpage178

    •“Rearview”onpage181

    •“AttachingaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)”onpage185

    •“DetachingaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)”onpage188

    •“Securityfeature”onpage190

    •“Usingthesystemlockkey”onpage192

    Chapter7.Enhancingyourcomputer177

  • Frontview

    ThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3

    1Thepowerswitchturnsthecomputeronandoff.

    2TheejectbuttonreleasesthecomputerfromtheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3whenpressed.

    3Theslidingadjusterisaguideusedtoalignthedockingconnectoronyourcomputerasyouattach

    theThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3.

    4Thedockingconnectoriswhereyouattachyourcomputer.

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  • ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3

    1Thepowerswitchturnsthecomputeronandoff.

    2Thekeylockindicatorlightswhenthesystemlockkeyisinthelockedposition.Whenthesystemlock

    keyisinthelockedposition,theejectbuttonoftheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3islocked;youcannot

    attachorremoveyourcomputer.

    3Thedockingindicatorlightswhenyourcomputerisdocked.

    4TheejectbuttonreleasesthecomputerfromtheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3whenpressed.

    5Theslidingadjusterisaguideusedtoalignthedockingconnectoronyourcomputerasyouattachthe

    ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3.

    6Thedockingconnectoriswhereyouattachyourcomputer.

    7Thesystemlockkeyisforlockingtheejectbutton.

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  • ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3andThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)

    1Thepowerswitchturnsthecomputeronandoff.

    2Thekeylockindicatorlightswhenthesystemlockkeyisinthelockedposition.Whenthesystemlock

    keyisinthelockedposition,theejectbuttonoftheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3orThinkPadMiniDock

    PlusSeries3(170W)islocked;youcannotattachorremoveyourcomputer.

    3Thedockingindicatorlightswhenyourcomputerisdocked.

    4TheejectbuttonreleasesthecomputerfromtheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3orThinkPadMini

    DockPlusSeries3(170W)whenpressed.

    5Theslidingadjusterisaguideusedtoalignthedockingconnectoronyourcomputerasyouattachthe

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W).

    6Thedockingconnectoriswhereyouattachyourcomputer.

    7Thesystemlockkeyisforlockingtheejectbutton.

    8Themicrophonejack,ajack1/8inch(3.5mm)indiameter,isforconnectinganexternalmicrophone.

    9Theheadphonejack,ajack1/8inch(3.5mm)indiameter,isforconnectinganexternalstereoheadphone.

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  • Rearview

    ThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3

    1Thepowerjackisforconnectingtheacpoweradapter.

    2TheEthernetconnectorisforconnectingtheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3toanEthernetLAN.

    Theindicatorontheconnectoristhesameasthatonthecomputer.

    Notes:

    •YoucannotusetheTokenRingcableforthisconnector.

    •Youcanusethisconnectorfora10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-TEthernet.

    IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3anduseanEthernetconnector,usethe

    EthernetconnectorontheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,nottheoneonthecomputer.

    3TheUniversalSerialBusconnectorsareforconnectingUSB1.1andUSB2.0devices.

    4Theexternalmonitorconnectorisforconnectinganexternalmonitor.

    Note:IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3anduseanexternalmonitor

    connector,usetheexternalmonitorconnectorontheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,nottheoneonthe

    computer.

    5Whenyouattachamechanicallocktothesecuritykeyhole,theejectbuttonislockedsothatthe

    computercannotberemovedfromtheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3.

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  • ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3

    1Thepowerjackisforconnectingtheacpoweradapter.

    2TheDisplayPortisforconnectingadisplaydevice.

    3ThedigitalvisualinterfaceconnectorisforconnectingamonitorthatsupportsSingle-LinkDVI.

    Note:TheDVIconnectorprovidesadigitalinterfaceonly.Thisconnectorcanbeusedwithacomputerthat

    supportsDVIviadockingonly.

    4Theheadphonejack,ajack1/8inch(3.5mm)indiameter,isforconnectinganexternalstereoheadphone.

    5Themicrophonejack,ajack1/8inch(3.5mm)indiameter,isforconnectinganexternalmicrophone.

    6TheEthernetconnectorisforconnectingtheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3toanEthernetLAN.The

    indicatorontheconnectoristhesameasthatonthecomputer.

    Notes:

    •YoucannotusetheTokenRingcableforthisconnector.

    •Youcanusethisconnectorfora10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-TEthernet.

    IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3anduseanEthernetconnector,usethe

    EthernetconnectorontheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,nottheoneonthecomputer.

    7TheUniversalSerialBusconnectorsareforconnectingUSB1.1andUSB2.0devices.

    8Theexternalmonitorconnectorisforconnectinganexternalmonitor.

    Note:IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3anduseanexternalmonitorconnector,

    usetheexternalmonitorconnectorontheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,nottheoneonthecomputer.

    9Whenyouattachamechanicallocktothesecuritykeyhole,theejectbuttonislockedsothatthe

    computercannotberemovedfromtheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3.

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  • ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3andThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)

    1TheDisplayPortisforconnectingadisplaydevice.

    2ThedigitalvisualinterfaceconnectorisforconnectingamonitorthatsupportsSingle-LinkDVI.

    Note:TheDVIconnectorprovidesadigitalinterfaceonly.Thisconnectorcanbeusedwithacomputerthat

    supportsDVIviadockingonly.

    3TheDisplayPortisforconnectingadisplaydevice.

    4ThedigitalvisualinterfaceconnectorisforconnectingamonitorthatsupportsSingle-LinkDVI.

    Note:TheDVIconnectorprovidesadigitalinterfaceonly.Thisconnectorcanbeusedwithacomputerthat

    supportsDVIviadockingonly.

    5TheEthernetconnectorisforconnectingtheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3ortheThinkPadMini

    DockPlusSeries3(170W)toanEthernetLAN.Theindicatorontheconnectoristhesameasthatonthe

    computer.

    Notes:

    •YoucannotusetheTokenRingcableforthisconnector.

    •Youcanusethisconnectorfora10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-TEthernet.

    IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries

    3(170W)anduseanEthernetconnector,usetheEthernetconnectorontheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries

    3ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),nottheoneonthecomputer.

    6TheUniversalSerialBusconnectorsareforconnectingUSB1.1andUSB2.0devices.

    7Thepowerjackisforconnectingtheacpoweradapter.

    Note:ForThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),usetheacpoweradaptershippedwithyourcomputer.

    8TheeSATAisforconnectinganeSATAdevice.

    9Theexternalmonitorconnectorisforconnectinganexternalmonitor.

    Chapter7.Enhancingyourcomputer183

  • Note:IfyouattachyourcomputertotheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3(170W)anduseanexternalmonitorconnector,usetheexternalmonitorconnectorontheThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),nottheoneonthecomputer.

    10Whenyouattachamechanicallocktothesecuritykeyhole,theejectbuttonislockedsothatthe

    computercannotberemovedfromtheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3(170W).

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  • AttachingaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDock

    Series3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3(170W)

    ToattachyourcomputertoaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,aThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,aThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3,oraThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),dothefollowing:

    ThefollowingdrawingsarefortheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,or

    theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W).TheprocedureisthesamefortheThinkPadPortReplicator

    Series3.

    Notes:

    •BeforeyouattachthecomputertoaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,aThinkPadMiniDockSeries

    3,aThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,oraThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),disconnectan

    acpoweradapterfromthecomputer.

    •Ifyourcomputerisoperating,makesurethatithasnishedanyoperationsinvolvingdevicesthatare

    connectedtoaUSBconnectorandaUSB/eSATAconnector.Alsomakesurethatanyconnectionto

    anEthernetporthasended.

    •BeforeyouattachyourcomputertoaThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,aThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries

    3,oraThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),makesurethatthesystemlockkeyisinplaceand

    intheunlocked(horizontal)position.

    •ForThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),usethe170Wacpoweradaptershippedwithyour

    computer.

    1.Toattachyourcomputer,makesurethatthesystemlockkeyisinplaceandintheunlocked(horizontal)

    positionfortheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3(170W).MakesurethatthemechanicallockisdetachedfortheThinkPad

    PortReplicatorSeries3.

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  • 2.PressthebuttonoftheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,orthe

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)(1).Pulltheslidingadjusterinthedirectionshownbythe

    arrow(2).

    3.PutyourcomputerontheplatformoftheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),makingsurethatthetop-leftcornerofthe

    computerisalignedtotheguideplateontheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDock

    PlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W).

    4.InsertyourcomputerintotheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,or

    theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),alongthesurface,untilyouhearaclick.Thecomputer

    isnowattachedtotheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,orthe

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W).

    Note:IfthedockingindicatorisnotlightedafteryouattachtheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,the

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),yourcomputer

    isnotproperlyconnectedtothedock.Checktheacpoweradapterofthedock,ordisconnectand

    re-attachtheacpoweradapter.Thenattachyourcomputertothedock.

    Notes:

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  • •IfyouattachtheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMini

    DockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)toyourcomputer,butdonotconnect

    theacpoweradapterofthatattachmenttothepowerjack,yourcomputergoesintobatterymode.

    •IfyourcomputerandtheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,the

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)areconnectedto

    separateacpoweradapters,yourcomputergoesintobatterymoderst,andthenshiftsintoacmode.

    •Ifineitherofthetwoprecedingsituationsthebatteryofyourcomputerisdetached,orhasnobattery

    charge,yourcomputershutsdown.

    ConnectinganexternaldisplaytotheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3andtheThinkPadMini

    DockPlusSeries3(170W)

    Group1(topgure)andGroup2(lowergure)areindependentofeachother.EachhasaDisplayPortanda

    digitalvisualinterface.IfyouconnectadisplaytoaDisplayPortandaDVIthatareinthesamegroup,the

    DisplayPortisinactive.

    Chapter7.Enhancingyourcomputer187

  • DetachingaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDock

    Series3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDock

    PlusSeries3(170W)

    TodetachyourcomputerfromtheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,

    ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W),dothefollowing:

    1.Makesurethat:

    •ThedevicesconnectedtoUSBconnectorsarenotinuse.

    •TheconnectiontoanEthernetporthasbeenended.

    •ThedevicesconnectedtoaneSATAportarenotinuse(ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3and

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)).

    2.MakesurethatthesystemlockkeyoftheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)isinplaceandintheunlocked(horizontal)

    position.

    3.Presstheejectbutton(1)untilthecomputermovesup;then,graspbothsides,andremovethe

    computer(2).

    TodetachyourcomputerfromtheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,dothefollowing:

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  • Notes:

    •Ifyourcomputerisoperating,makesurethatithasnishedoperationsinvolvingdevicesthatare

    connectedtotheUSBconnector.AlsomakesurethatanyEthernetconnectionisstopped.

    •Makesurethatthebatterypackisfullycharged.

    1.MakesurethatallejectabledevicesconnectedtotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3arestopped.

    2.Presstheejectbutton(1)untilthecomputermovesup;then,graspbothsides,andremovethe

    computer(2).

    Chapter7.Enhancingyourcomputer189

  • Securityfeature

    TheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)hasasecuritykeyholeforamechanicallock.

    Byattachingamechanicallockwithcablethere,youcansecuretheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,

    theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlus

    Series3(170W)toaheavyobject,suchasadesk.

    IfyouusetheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,andattachamechanicallock,theejectbuttonisalso

    locked,sothatthecomputercannotbedetachedfromtheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3.

    IfyouusetheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMini

    DockPlusSeries3(170W),andattachamechanicallock,theejectbuttonisnotlocked.Tolockthe

    ejectbutton,usethesystemlockkey.

    Lenovodoesnotofferamechanicallock.Youwillneedtopurchaseoneelsewhere.Youareresponsible

    forevaluating,selecting,andimplementinganylockingdeviceandsecurityfeature.Lenovomakesno

    comments,judgments,orwarrantiesaboutthefunction,quality,orperformanceofanylockingdeviceor

    securityfeatures.

    AttachamechanicallocktotheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3

    (170W)asfollows:

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  • AttachamechanicallocktotheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3asfollows:

    AttachamechanicallocktotheThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3asfollows:

    Chapter7.Enhancingyourcomputer191

  • Usingthesystemlockkey

    Thesystemlockkeyhastwopositions,unlockedandlocked.

    Whenthekeyisinthelockedposition,theejectbuttonoftheThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,theThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3,ortheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)islocked,andyoucannotremove

    yourcomputer.Thekeylockindicatorlightswhentheejectbuttonislocked.

    192UserGuide

  • Chapter8.Advancedconguration

    Whileitisimportanttoprotectles,data,andsettingsthatareontheharddiskoronthesolidstatedrive,

    youmayalsoneedtoinstallanewoperatingsystem,installnewdevicedrivers,updateyourUEFIBIOS,or

    recoverpreinstalledsoftware.Thisinformationwillhelpyouhandleyourcomputerwithpropercareand

    keepitintopworkingshape.

    •“Installinganewoperatingsystem”onpage193

    •“Installingdevicedrivers”onpage199

    •“ThinkPadSetup”onpage201

    •“Usingsystemmanagement”onpage217

    Installinganewoperatingsystem

    Ifyouinstallanewoperatingsysteminyourcomputer,youneedtoinstalltheSupplementlesandThinkPad

    devicedriversforitatthesametime.Thenecessarylesarelocatedinthefollowingdirectoriesofyoursolid

    statedriveorharddiskdrive:

    •TheSupplementlesfortheoperatingsystemsupportedareintheC:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXESdirectory.

    •ThedevicedriversfortheoperatingsystemsupportedareintheC:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERSdirectory.

    •ThepreloadedsoftwareapplicationsareintheC:\SWTOOLS\APPSdirectory.

    Notes:

    •Theprocessofinstallingthenewoperatingsystemdeletesallthedataonyourharddisk,including

    backupsorimagesthatwerestoredinahiddenfolderbyuseoftheRescueandRecoveryprogram.

    •IfyoucannotndtheSupplementles,thedevicedrivers,andapplicationsoftwareyouneedonyour

    harddiskdrive,orifyouwanttoreceiveupdatesandthelatestinformationaboutthem,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

    Beforeyoubegin

    Beforeyouinstalltheoperatingsystem,dothefollowing:

    •CopyallthesubdirectoriesandlesintheC:\SWTOOLSdirectorytoaremovablestoragedevice,toavoid

    losinglesduringtheinstallation.

    •Printthesectionsyouwillbeusing.Gotothesectionfortheoperatingsystemyouareusing:

    –“Windows7”onpage194

    –“WindowsVista”onpage195

    –“WindowsXP”onpage196

    Notes:IfyourcomputerisaWindowsVistaSP2orWindows7model,

    –32-bitversionsofWindowsdonotsupportUEFIBIOSfeatures.Only64-bitversionsofWindowscan

    takeadvantageofthefeaturesenabledby64-bitUEFIBIOS.

    –IfyouwanttostartWindowsRecoveryEnvironment(WinRE)using64-bitversionofMicrosoftWindows

    InstallationDVD,youshouldnotchangetheinitialUEFI/LegacyBootsettinginThinkPadSetup.The

    UEFI/LegacyBootsettingmustbethesameasitwaswhentheWindowsOSimagewasinstalled.Or,

    youwillseeanerror.

    Forthecountryorregioncoderequiredintheinstallation,useoneofthefollowing:

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    193

  • Countryorregion:Code

    China:SC

    Denmark:DK

    Finland:FI

    France:FR

    Germany:GR

    Italy:IT

    Japan:JP

    Netherlands:NL

    Netherlands:NL

    Norway:NO

    Spain:SP

    Sweden:SV

    TaiwanandHongKong:TC

    UnitedStates:US

    InstallingWindows7

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    ToinstallWindows7anditsrelatedsoftwareonyourcomputer,doasfollows:

    1.StarttheThinkPadSetupprogram.

    2.SelectStartupmenu.

    3.SelectUEFI/LegacyBoot.

    4.Dooneofthefollowing:

    •IfyouwanttoinstalltheWindows732–bitoperatingsystem,selectLegacyOnlyorBoth.

    •IfyouwanttoinstalltheWindows764–bitoperatingsysteminLegacymode,selectLegacyOnly.

    •IfyouwanttoinstalltheWindows764–bitoperatingsysteminUEFImode,selectUEFIOnly.

    5.PressF10.

    6.ToinstallWindows7,inserttheDVDforWindows7intotheDVDdrive,andinstallWindows7fromthe

    DVD.Thenrestartthecomputer,andfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    7.RestoreC:\SWTOOLSfromthebackupcopyyoumadebeforestartingtheinstallation.

    8.InstalltheIntelChipsetSupportforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7.Todothis,runinnst_autol.exein

    C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\INTELINF.

    9.Installdevicedrivers.TheyareprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERSdirectoryonyourharddiskdrive.

    Youwillalsoneedtoinstallapplicationsoftware,whichisprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\APPSdirectoryon

    yourharddiskdrive.Todothis,refertotheinstructionsin“Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsand

    devicedrivers”onpage116

    .

    Note:IfyoucannotndtheSupplementles,devicedrivers,andapplicationsoftwareyouneedonyour

    harddiskdrive,orifyouwanttoreceiveupdatesandthelatestinformationaboutthem,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

    InstallingRegistryPatchesforWindows7

    InstallthefollowingRegistryPatches:

    •RegistrypatchenablingWakeUponLANfromStandbyforEnergyStar

    •FixforIssueofHDDwithHDDetection

    ToinstalltheseRegistryPatches,goto:

    http://support.lenovo.com

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  • InstallingtheWindows7UpdateModulePackage

    TheWindows7UpdateModulesareinthefollowingdirectory:

    C:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES\.

    Thenameofeachsubfolderisthenumberofaxmodule.Forinformationabouteachxmodule,goto

    theMicrosoftKnowledgeBasehomepageathttp://support.microsoft.com/,typethenumberofthex

    moduleyouneedinthesearcheld,andclickSearch.

    Note:TheWebsiteaddressmightchangewithoutnotice.Ifthehomepageisnotdisplayed,searchforit

    fromtheMicrosofttoppage.

    Toinstallaxmodule,runtheEXEleinasubfolderandfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Note:Ifyouremovetheharddiskdrivefromthecomputerwithasingle-coreprocessorandinstallitona

    computerwithadual-coreprocessor,youcangetaccesstotheharddiskdrive.Theopposite,however,is

    nottrue:Ifyouremovetheharddiskdrivefromacomputerwithadual-coreprocessorandinstallitona

    computerwithasingle-coreprocessor,youcannotgetaccesstotheharddiskdrive.

    InstallingWindowsVista

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    Note:YourcomputersupportsWindowsVistawiththeServicePack2.BeforeyouinstallWindowsVista

    ServicePack2,makesureyouinstalltheWindowsVistaServicePack1rst.

    ToinstallWindowsVistaanditsrelatedsoftwareonyourcomputer,doasfollows:

    1.StarttheThinkPadSetupprogram.

    2.SelectStartupmenu.

    3.SelectUEFI/LegacyBoot.

    4.Dooneofthefollowing:

    •IfyouwanttoinstalltheWindowsVista32–bitoperatingsystem,selectLegacyOnlyorBoth.

    •IfyouwanttoinstalltheWindowsVista64–bitoperatingsysteminLegacymode,selectLegacyOnly.

    •IfyouwanttoinstalltheWindowsVista64–bitoperatingsysteminUEFImode,selectUEFIOnly.

    5.PressF10.

    6.InserttheDVDforWindowsVistaintegratedwithServicePack2intotheDVDdrive,andrestartthe

    computer.

    7.InstalltheWindowsVistaServicePack2.YoucaninstalltheWindowsVistaServicePack2usingthe

    WindowsVistaServicePack2InstallationCDordownloaditfromeitherMicrosoftDownloadCenteror

    MicrosoftWindowsupdateWebsite.

    8.RestoreC:\SWTOOLSfromthebackupcopyyoumadebeforestartingtheinstallation.

    9.InstalltheIntelChipsetSupportforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7.Todothis,runinnst_autol.exein

    C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\INTELINF.

    10.Installdevicedrivers.TheyareprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERSdirectoryonyourharddiskdrive.

    Youwillalsoneedtoinstallapplicationsoftware,whichisprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\APPSdirectoryon

    yourharddiskdrive.Todothis,refertotheinstructionsin“Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsand

    devicedrivers”onpage116

    .

    Note:IfyoucannotndtheSupplementles,devicedrivers,andapplicationsoftwareyouneedonyour

    harddiskdrive,orifyouwanttoreceiveupdatesandthelatestinformationaboutthem,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

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  • InstallingRegistryPatchesforWindowsVista

    InstallthefollowingRegistryPatches:

    •RegistryPatchenablingDeviceInitiatedPowerManagementonSATA

    •RegistryPatchenablingUSBS3PowerManagement

    •RegistrypatchtochangeIDLEIRPtimingbyFingerprintreader

    •RegistrypatchenablingWakeUponLANfromStandbyforEnergyStar

    •RegistrypatchtoimproveUSBdevicedetectiononresumefromsleep

    •FixforIssueofHDDwithHDDetection

    ToinstalltheseRegistryPatches,goto:

    http://support.lenovo.com

    InstallingtheWindowsVistaUpdateModulePackage

    TheWindowsVistaUpdateModulesareinthefollowingdirectory:

    C:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES\.

    Thenameofeachsubfolderisthenumberofaxmodule.Forinformationabouteachxmodule,goto

    theMicrosoftKnowledgeBasehomepageathttp://support.microsoft.com/,typethenumberofthex

    moduleyouneedinthesearcheld,andclickSearch.

    Note:TheWebsiteaddressmightchangewithoutnotice.Ifthehomepageisnotdisplayed,searchforit

    fromtheMicrosofttoppage.

    Toinstallaxmodule,runthe.exeleinasubfolderandfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    Note:Ifyouremovetheharddiskdrivefromthecomputerwithasingle-coreprocessorandinstallitona

    computerwithadual-coreprocessor,youcangetaccesstotheharddiskdrive.Theopposite,however,is

    nottrue:Ifyouremovetheharddiskdrivefromacomputerwithadual-coreprocessorandinstallitona

    computerwithasingle-coreprocessor,youcannotgetaccesstotheharddiskdrive.

    InstallingWindowsXP

    Beforeyoustart,printtheseinstructions.

    Note:YourcomputersupportsWindowsXPwithServicePack3.BeforeyouinstalltheWindowsXPService

    Pack3,makesureyouinstalltheWindowsXPServicePack2rst.

    YoumustinstallIntelRapidStorageTechnologyDriverbeforeinstallingtheoperatingsystem.Toinstallit,you

    mayneedtoattachadiskettedrivetoyourcomputer.Ifyouhaveadiskettedrive,followtheprocedurebelow.

    Note:IfyourcomputerhasbeensetuptouseRAID,youmustfollowtheprocedurethatusesthediskette

    drivetoinstallIntelRapidStorageTechnologyDriver.

    Beforeinstallingtheoperatingsystem,installIntelRapidStorageT echnologyDriverasfollows:

    Note:BesuretoinstallIntelRapidStorageTechnologyDriverbeforeinstallingtheoperatingsystem.

    Otherwiseyourcomputerwillnotrespond;itwillonlydisplayabluescreen.

    1.Attachadiskettedrivetoyourcomputer.

    2.CopyIntelRapidStorageTechnologyDriverfromC:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\IMSMtoadiskette.

    3.TomakesurethatSATAAHCI(orSATARAID,ifyourcomputerissetuptouseRAID)isenabled,start

    theThinkPadSetupprogram.

    4.SelectCong.

    196UserGuide

  • 5.SelectSerialATA(SATA).

    6.SelectAHCI(SelectRAIDifyourcomputerissetuptouseRAID).

    7.Changethestartupsequenceofyourcomputer.SelectStartupmenu.

    8.SelectUEFI/LegacyBoot.

    9.SelectBothorLegacyOnly.

    10.PressF10.

    11.InserttheCDforWindowsXPintegratedwithServicePack2intotheCDorDVDdrive,andrestartthe

    computer.

    12.Toinstallathird-partySCSIorRAIDdriverrst,pressF6.

    13.Whenprompted,selectSforSpecifyAdditionalDevice.

    14.Whenprompted,insertthediskettethatyoucreatedinstep2,andpressEnter.

    15.Scrollthelistofdrivers.IftheSATAsettingofyoucomputerissettoAHCI,selectIntel

    ®

    Mobile

    ExpressChipsetSATAAHCIController.IfitissettoRAID,selectIntel

    ®

    MobileExpressChipset

    SATARAIDController,andpressEnter.

    16.Tocontinuetheinstallation,pressEnteragain.Leavethedisketteinthedriveuntilthenextreboot;the

    softwaremayneedtobecopiedfromthedisketteagainwhenthelesarecopiedduringsetup.

    17.InstallWindowsXPServicePack3.YoucaninstalltheWindowsXPServicePack3usingtheWindows

    XPServicePack3InstallationCDordownloaditfromeitherMicrosoftDownloadCenterorMicrosoft

    WindowsupdateWebsite.

    18.RestoreC:\SWTOOLSfromthebackupcopyyoumadebeforestartingtheinstallation.

    19.InstalltheIntelChipsetSupportforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7..Todothis,runinnst_autol.exein

    C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\INTELINF.

    20.ApplythePCMCIAPowerPolicyRegistryPatch.Todothis,gotoC:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES\PCMCIAPW\,

    double-clickinstall.bat.Thenfollowtheinstructionsthatappearonthescreen.

    21.Installdevicedrivers.TheyareprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERSdirectoryonyourharddiskdrive.

    Youwillalsoneedtoinstallapplicationsoftware,whichisprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\APPSdirectoryon

    yourharddiskdrive.Todothis,refertotheinstructionsinReinstallingpreinstalledsoftwareapplications

    anddevicedrivers.

    Note:IfyoucannotndtheSupplementles,devicedrivers,andapplicationsoftwareyouneedonyour

    harddiskdrive,orifyouwanttoreceiveupdatesandthelatestinformationaboutthem,refertothe

    ThinkPadWebsiteat:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

    Ifyoudonothaveadiskettedrive,youcaninstallIntelRapidStorageTechnologyDriverbythefollowing

    alternativeprocedure:

    Notes:

    •IfyourcomputerhasbeensetuptouseRAID,thisprocedureisnotapplicableforyou.

    •IfyouselectAHCIforSerialATA(SATA)intheThinkPadSetupbeforeinstallingIntelRapidStorage

    TechnologyDriver,yourcomputerwillnotrespond;itwillonlydisplayabluescreen.

    1.StartThinkPadSetup.

    2.SelectCong.

    3.SelectSerialATA(SATA).

    4.SelectCompatibility.

    5.Changethestartupsequenceofyourcomputer.SelectStartupmenu.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration197

  • 6.SelectUEFI/LegacyBoot.

    7.SelectLegacyOnlyorBoth.

    8.PressF10.

    9.InserttheinstallationCDforWindowsXPintegratedwithServicePack2intotheCDorDVDdrive,and

    restartthecomputer.

    10.InstallWindowsXPServicePack3.YoucaninstalltheWindowsXPServicePack3usingtheWindows

    XPServicePack3InstallationCDordownloaditfromeitherMicrosoftDownloadCenterorMicrosoft

    WindowsupdateWebsite.

    11.VisittheLenovoWebsiteat:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

    12.DownloadIntelRapidStorageTechnologyDriverfromtheWebsite.

    13.RunIntelRapidStorageTechnologyDriver.Todothis,gotoC:\DRIVERS\WIN\IRST\PREPARE,and

    double-clickinstall.cmd.

    14.Turnthecomputeroffandthenonagain.

    15.StartThinkPadSetup.

    16.SelectCong.

    17.SelectSerialATA(SATA).

    18.SelectAHCI.

    19.StartWindowsXP.TheWelcometotheFoundNewHardwareWizardappears.

    20.SelectNo,notthistime,andthenclickNext.

    21.SelectInstallfromalistorspeciclocation(Advanced),andthenclickNext.

    22.SelectSearchforthebestdriverintheselocations.ThenselectIncludethislocationinthesearch:,

    specifythepath,C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IRST,andclickNext.TheCompletingtheFoundNewHardware

    Wizardappears.

    23.ClickFinish.

    24.WhentheSystemSettingsChangewindowappears,clickYes.Thecomputerrestarts.

    25.RestoreC:\SWTOOLSfromthebackupcopyyoumadebeforestartingtheinstallation.

    26.InstalltheIntelChipsetSupportforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7.Todothis,runinnst_autol.exein

    C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\INTELINF.

    27.ApplythePCMCIAPowerPolicyRegistryPatch.Todothis,gotoC:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES\PCMCIAPW\,

    double-clickinstall.bat,andthenfollowtheinstructionsthatappearonthescreen.

    28.Installdevicedrivers.TheyareprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERSdirectoryonyourharddiskdrive.

    Youwillalsoneedtoinstallapplicationsoftware,whichisprovidedintheC:\SWTOOLS\APPSdirectoryon

    yourharddiskdrive.Todothis,refertotheinstructionsin“Reinstallingpreinstalledapplicationsand

    devicedrivers”onpage116

    .

    Note:IfyoucannotndtheSupplementles,devicedrivers,andapplicationsoftwareyouneedonyour

    harddiskdrive,orifyouwanttoreceiveupdatesandthelatestinformationaboutthem,refertothe

    ThinkPadWebsiteat:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

    Note:Ifyouremovetheharddiskdrivefromthecomputerwithasingle-coreprocessorandinstallitona

    computerwithadual-coreprocessor,youcangetaccesstotheharddiskdrive.Theopposite,however,is

    nottrue:Ifyouremovetheharddiskdrivefromacomputerwithadual-coreprocessorandinstallitona

    computerwithasingle-coreprocessor,youcannotgetaccesstotheharddiskdrive.

    198UserGuide

  • Installingdevicedrivers

    Toinstalldevicedrivers,goto:

    http://support.lenovo.com

    Toinstallthedriverfor4-in-1mediacardreader,referto:

    “Installingthedriverfor4-in-1mediacardreader”onpage199.

    ToinstallthedriverforUSB3.0,referto:

    “InstallingthedriverforUSB3.0”onpage199.

    ToinstalltheThinkPadMonitorFileforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7,referto:

    “InstallingThinkPadMonitorFileforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7”onpage199.

    Installingthedriverfor4-in-1mediacardreader

    Tousethe4-in-1mediacardreader,youneedtodownloadandinstalltheRicohMultiCardReaderDriverfor

    Windows7/VistaandWindowsXPx86/x64.Todownloadit,gotoLenovoWebsiteat:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

    InstallingthedriverforUSB3.0

    IfyourcomputersupportsUSB3.0,andyouhavereinstalledtheoperatingsystem,youneedtodownload

    andinstalltheUSB3.0drivertousetheUSB3.0.Dothefollowing:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista

    1.AccessLenovoWebsitehttp://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.Whenyougettothesite,nd

    yourmodelanddisplaythedriverlinks.

    2.SelecttheUSB3.0driverfor32-bitor64-bitandextractittoyourlocalharddisk.

    3.Double-clickSetup.exeinC:\DRIVERS\WIN\USB3.0\.

    4.ClickNext.Ifthedevicedriverisalreadyinstalled,clickCancel.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen

    untiltheinstallationisnished.

    ForWindowsXP

    1.AccessLenovoWebsitehttp://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.Whenyougettothesite,nd

    yourmodelanddisplaythedriverlinks.

    2.SelecttheUSB3.0driverfor32-bitandextractittoyourlocalharddisk.

    3.Double-clickSetup.exeinC:\DRIVERS\WIN\USB3.0\.

    ClickNext.Ifthedevicedriverisalreadyinstalled,clickCancel.Followtheinstructionsonthescreen

    untiltheinstallationisnished.

    InstallingThinkPadMonitorFileforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7

    ThinkPadMonitorFileforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7isinthefollowingdirectory:

    C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MONITOR.

    Note:Ifyoucannotndthisdirectoryonyourharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive,downloadtheThinkPad

    MonitorFileforWindows2000/XP/Vista/7fromtheThinkPadWebsiteat:

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers

    Note:Beforeyouinstallthisle,makesurethatthecorrectvideodriverhasbeeninstalled.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration199

  • ForWindows7

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplayattheleft.

    3.ClickChangedisplaysettings.

    4.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    5.ClicktheMonitortab.

    6.ClickProperties.

    7.ClicktheDrivertab.

    8.ClickUpdateDriver.

    9.SelectBrowsemycomputerfordriversoftware,andthenclickLetmepickfromalistofdevice

    driversonmycomputer.

    10.ClickHaveDisk.

    11.Specifypath“C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MONITOR”tothismonitorINFthenclickOpen.

    12.ClickOK.

    13.Conrmthecorrectdisplaytype,thenclickNext.

    14.Windowshasnishedinstalling.ClickClose.

    15.ClickCloseforDisplayProperties.

    16.ClickOKintheMonitortab.

    17.ClickOKandclosetheDisplaySettingswindow.

    ForWindowsVista

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplaySettings.TheDisplaySettingswindowopens.

    3.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    4.ClicktheMonitortab.

    5.ClickProperties.(ForWindowsVista,alsoclickContinue.)

    6.ClicktheDrivertab.

    7.ClickUpdateDriver.

    8.SelectBrowsemycomputerfordriversoftware,andthenclickLetmepickfromalistofdevice

    driversonmycomputer.

    9.ClickHaveDisk.

    10.Specifypath“C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MONITOR”tothismonitorINFthenclickOpen.

    11.ClickOK.

    12.Conrmthecorrectdisplaytype,thenclickNext.

    13.Windowshasnishedinstalling.ClickClose.

    14.ClickCloseforDisplayProperties.

    15.ClickOKintheMonitortab.

    16.ClickOKandclosetheDisplaySettingswindow.

    ForWindowsXP

    1.Right-clickonthedesktopandselectPropertiesfromthepopupmenu.

    2.SelecttheSettingstab.

    200UserGuide

  • 3.ClicktheAdvancedtab.

    4.SelecttheMonitortab.

    5.SelectPlugandPlayMonitorfromthemonitortypelist.

    6.ClickProperties.

    7.SelecttheDrivertabandclickUpdateDriver.TheHardwareUpdateWizardstarts.

    8.SelectNo,notthistimeforWindowsUpdateconnection,andthenclickNext.

    9.SelectInstallfromalistorspeciclocation(Advanced).

    10.ClickNext.

    11.SelectDon'tsearch,Iwillchoosethedrivertoinstall.

    12.ClickNext.

    13.ClickHaveDisk.

    14.ClickBrowse.

    15.Specify“C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS\MONITOR”aslocationdirectoryandselectTPLCD.INF.

    16.ClickOK.

    17.SystemwillshowThinkPadDisplay.ClickNext.SystemwillcopyThinkPadMonitorINFleandcolor

    prole.

    18.ClickFinishandthenClose.

    19.ClicktheColorManagementtab.

    20.ClickAdd.

    21.SelectTPFLX.ICMorTPLCD.ICMandclickAdd.

    22.ClickOKandclosetheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    ThinkPadSetup

    Yourcomputerprovidesaprogram,calledThinkPadSetup,thatenablesyoutoselectvarioussetup

    parameters.

    TostartThinkPadSetup,doasfollows:

    1.Toprotectyourselfagainstaccidentallossofdata,backupyourcomputerregistry.See“Performing

    backupandrecoveryoperations”onpage113.

    2.Ifthediskettedriveisconnectedtothecomputer,removeanydiskettefromthediskettedrive,and

    thenturnoffthecomputer.

    3.Turnonthecomputer.Whenthelogoscreenisdisplayed,presstheF1key.TheThinkPadSetupopens.

    Ifyouhavesetasupervisorpassword,theThinkPadSetupmenuappearsafteryouenterthepassword.

    YoucanstarttheThinkPadSetupbypressingEnterinsteadofenteringthesupervisorpassword;

    however,youcannotchangetheparametersthatareprotectedbythesupervisorpassword.Formore

    information,referto“UsingPasswords”onpage97.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration201

  • AnexampleoftheThinkPadSetupmenuisshownasbelow:

    4.Usingthecursorkeys,movetoanitemyouwanttochange.Whentheitemyouwantishighlighted,

    pressEnter.Asubmenuisdisplayed.

    5.Changetheitemsyouwishtochange.Tochangethevalueofanitem,press+/-.Iftheitemhasa

    submenu,youcandisplayitbypressingEnter.

    6.PressEsctoexitfromthesubmenu.

    7.Ifyouareinanestedsubmenu,pressEscrepeatedlyuntilyoureachtheThinkPadSetupmenu.

    Note:Ifyouneedtorestorethesettingstotheiroriginalstateasofthetimeofpurchase,pressF9to

    loadthedefaultsettings.YoucanalsoselectanoptionintheRestartsubmenutoloadthedefault

    settingsordiscardthechanges.

    8.SelectRestart.Movethecursortotheoptionyouwantforrestartingyourcomputer;thenpressEnter.

    Yourcomputerrestarts.

    Congmenu

    Ifyouneedtochangethecongurationofyourcomputer,selectCongfromtheThinkPadSetupmenu.

    Notes:

    •Thedefaultsettingsarealreadyoptimizedforyou.Ifyouconsiderchangingthecomputerconguration,

    proceedwithextremecaution.Settingthecongurationincorrectlymightcauseunexpectedresults.

    •Ineachsubmenu,presstheEnterkeytoshowselectableoptionsandselectadesiredoptionbyusing

    cursorkey,ortypedesiredvaluesfromthekeyboarddirectly.

    Thefollowingsubmenuisdisplayed:

    •Network:SettheLANrelatedfunctions.

    •USB:EnableordisableUSBrelatedfunctions.

    •Keyboard/Mouse:Setthekeyboardandthemouserelatedfunctions.

    •Display:Specifythesettingsfordisplayoutput.

    •Power:Setpowermanagementrelatedfunctions.

    •BeepandAlarm:Enableordisabletheaudiorelatedfunctions.

    •SerialATA(SATA):Specifythesettingsfortheharddiskdrive.

    •CPU:SpecifythesettingsfortheCPU.

    •IntelAMT:SettheIntel

    ®

    AMTrelatedfunctions.

    202UserGuide

  • Dateandtimemenu

    Ifyouneedtosetthecurrentdateandtimeofyourcomputer,selectDate/TimefromtheThinkPadSetup

    menu.Thefollowingsubmenuisdisplayed:

    •SystemDate

    •SystemTime

    Tochangethedateandtime,dothefollowing:

    1.Usingtheupanddownarrowkeys,selecttheitemtochange-dateortime.

    2.PressTab,ShiftTab,orEntertoselectaeld.

    3.Typethedateortime.

    Note:Anotherwaytoadjustdateandtimeispressthe-or+key.

    Securitymenu

    Ifyouneedtosetthesecurityfeaturesofyourcomputer,selectSecurityfromtheThinkPadSetupmenu.

    Notes:

    •Thedefaultsettingsarealreadyoptimizedforyou.Ifyouconsiderchangingthecomputerconguration,

    proceedwithextremecaution.Settingthecongurationincorrectlymightcauseunexpectedresults.

    •Ineachsubmenu,youcanenableafunctionbyselectingEnabled,ordisableitbyselectingDisabled.

    Thefollowingsubmenuisdisplayed:

    •Password:Setapasswordrelatedfunctions.

    •Fingerprint:Setthengerprintreaderrelatedfunctions.

    •SecurityChip:Setthesecuritychiprelatedfunctions.

    •UEFIBIOSUpdateOption:SpecifythesettingsforFlashUEFIBIOSupdate.

    •MemoryProtection:SpecifythesettingsfortheDataExecutionPreventionfeature.

    •Virtualization:EnableordisablethesettingsforIntelVirtualizationTechnologyandIntelVT-dFeature.

    •I/OPortAccess:EnableordisabletheaccesstoindividualI/Oports.

    •Anti-Theft:EnableordisableUEFIBIOSinterfacetoactivateAnti-Theftservices,suchasIntelATand

    Computrace.

    Tosetapasswordrelatedfunctions,gototheSecuritymenuandselectPassword.Thefollowingsubmenu

    isdisplayed:

    •HardwarePasswordManager

    •SupervisorPassword

    •LockUEFIBIOSSettings

    •SetMinimumLength

    •Passwordatunattendedboot

    •Passwordatrestart

    •Power-OnPassword

    •HardDiskxPassword

    Notes:

    •HardDisk1meanstheharddiskdrivebuiltintoyourcomputer.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration203

  • •HardDisk2appearsonthePasswordsubmenuonlyifaharddiskdriveisinstalledintheserialUltrabay

    enhanced.

    Note:Youcaninstalla9.5-mm-thickserialUltrabayslimora12.7-mm-thickserialUltrabayenhanced

    deviceintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    IfyouselectandenableHardwarePasswordManager,youcanmanageyourpower-onpassword,

    supervisorpassword,andyourharddiskpasswordsbythemanagementserver.Bydefault,thisisset

    toEnabled.

    LockUEFIBIOSSettingsenableordisablethefunctionthatprotectsitemsintheThinkPadSetupfrom

    beingchangedbyauserwhodoesnothavethesupervisorpassword.Bydefault,thisissettoDisabled.

    Ifyousetthesupervisorpasswordandenablethisfunction,noonebutyoucanchangeanyitemsinthe

    ThinkPadSetup.

    IfyouselectSetMinimumLength,youcanspecifyaminimumlengthforpower-onpasswordsandhard

    diskpasswords.Bydefault,thisissettoDisabled.Ifyousetthesupervisorpasswordandspecifya

    minimumlengthforpasswords,noonebutyoucanchangethelength.

    IfyouselectandenablePasswordatunattendedboot,apasswordpromptisdisplayedwhenthecomputer

    isturnedon,fromeitherapower-offstateorhibernation,byanunattendedeventsuchasWakeonLAN

    ®

    .If

    youselectDisabled,nopasswordpromptisdisplayed;thecomputergoesaheadandloadstheoperating

    system.Topreventunauthorizedaccess,settheuserauthenticationontheoperatingsystem.

    IfyouselectandenablePasswordatrestart,apasswordpromptisdisplayedwhenyourestartthe

    computer.IfyouselectDisabled,nopasswordpromptisdisplayed;thecomputergoesaheadandloadsthe

    operatingsystem.Topreventunauthorizedaccess,settheuserauthenticationontheoperatingsystem.

    Startupmenu

    Youmayneedtochangethestartupsequenceofyourcomputer.Forexample,ifyouhavedifferentoperating

    systemsondifferentdevices,youcanhavethesystemstartupfromeitherofthem.

    Attention:Afteryouchangeyourstartupsequence,youmustbeextremelycarefulnottospecifyawrong

    deviceduringacopy,asave,oraformatoperation.Ifyouspecifyawrongdevice,yourdataandprograms

    mightbeerasedoroverwritten.

    Attention:IfyouareusingtheBitLockerdriveencryption,youshouldnotchangethestartupsequence.

    BitLockerdriveencryptiondetectsthechangeofstartupsequenceandlocksthecomputerfrombooting.

    Changingthestartupsequence

    SelectingtheStartuptodisplaytheBootsubmenu.

    Tochangethestartupsequence,dothefollowing:

    1.SelectBoot;thenpressEnter.

    •YoucanusetheBootsubmenutospecifythestartupsequencethatrunswhenyouturnonthe

    power.Referto“Bootsubmenu”onpage205

    .

    •YoucanusetheNetworkBoottospecifythetopprioritybootdevicethatrunswhenWakeon

    LANiscommonlyusedbyLANadministratorsincorporatenetworkstogetremoteaccesstoyour

    computer.Referto“NetworkBootsubmenu”onpage205

    .

    2.Selectthedeviceyouwanttostartrst.

    UsethesekeystosettheorderthattheUEFIBIOSwillusewhenstartinganoperatingsystem:

    •+or-keymovesthedeviceupordown.

    204UserGuide

  • 3.PressF10tosavethechangesandrestartthesystem.

    Tochangethestartupsequencetemporarilysothatthesystemstartsupfromadifferentdrive,dothe

    following:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer.

    2.Turnonthecomputer;then,whilethe“Tointerruptnormalstartup,presstheblueThinkVantagebutton”

    messageisdisplayedatthelower-leftofthescreen,pressF12.

    3.SelectthedeviceyouwanttostartrstfromtheBootmenu.

    Note:TheBootmenuwillbeshownwhenthesystemthatcannotbootfromanydevicesoroperating

    systemwasnotfound.

    Bootsubmenu

    Thefollowinglist,showingtheorderinwhichdeviceswillbestartedup,isalwaysdisplayed.Evendevices

    thatarenotattachedtoorinstalledonyourcomputerarelisted.Foreachdevicethatisattachedtoor

    installedonthecomputer,informationaboutitispresentedafterthecolon.

    1.USBCD:

    2.USBFDD:

    3.ATAPICD0:

    4.ATAHDD0:

    5.ATAHDD1:

    6.ATAHDD2:

    7.USBHDD:

    8.PCILAN:

    9.ATAPICD1:

    10.ATAPICD2:

    11.ATAHDD3:

    12.ATAHDD4:

    13.OtherCD:

    14.OtherHDD:

    NetworkBootsubmenu

    UsetheNetworkBoottoselectthebootdevicewhenthesystemwakesfromLAN.IfWakeonLANis

    enabled,thenetworkadministratorcanturnonallofthecomputersinaLANremotelybyuseofnetwork

    managementsoftware.

    OtheritemsintheStartupmenu

    ThefollowingitemsarealsodisplayedintheStartupmenuoftheThinkPadSetup:

    •UEFI/LegacyBoot:Selectsystembootcapability.

    •UEFI/LegacyBootPriority:SelectpriorityofbootoptionbetweenUEFIandLegacy.

    •BootMode:Enableordisablethediagnosticsbootmode.

    •OptionKeyDisplay:Choosewhethertoshowtheoptionkeymessagewhenthesystemisbooted.

    •BootdeviceListF12Option:Choosewhethertoshowthepop-uplistofthebootdevices.

    •BootOrderLock:EnableordisabletheBootPriorityOrderlock.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration205

  • Restartmenu

    IfyouneedtoclosetheThinkPadSetupandrestartthesystem,selectRestartfromtheThinkPadSetup

    menu.Thefollowingsubmenuisdisplayed:

    •ExitSavingChanges:Restartthesystemaftersavingthechanges.

    •ExitDiscardingChanges:Restartthesystemwithoutsavingthechanges.

    •LoadSetupDefaults:Loadthedefaultsettingthatwasineffectatthetimeofpurchase.

    •DiscardChanges:Discardthechanges.

    •SaveChanges:Savethechanges.

    ThinkPadSetupitems

    ThefollowingtablesshowthecontentsoftheCongmenu,theSecuritymenu,andtheStartupmenu

    oftheThinkPadSetup.

    Note:Someitemsaredisplayedonthemenuonlyifthecomputersupportsthecorrespondingfeatures.

    Notes:

    •Enabledmeansthatthefunctioniscongured.

    •Disabledmeansthatthefunctionisnotcongured.

    •Defaultvaluesareinboldface.

    Congmenuitems

    Table8.Congmenuitems

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    WakeOnLAN

    •Disabled

    •AConly

    •ACandBattery

    EnablethesystemtoPower

    onwhentheEthernet

    controllerreceivesamagic

    packet.

    Ifyouselect“ACOnly”,

    WakeOnLANisenabled

    onlywhenacpoweradapter

    isattached.

    Ifyouselect“ACand

    Battery”,WakeOnLANis

    enabledwithanypower

    sources.

    Note:ACisrequiredwith

    magicpackettypeWake

    OnLAN.

    Note:WakeOnLAN

    functiondoesnotwork

    whenaharddiskpassword

    isset.

    Network

    EthernetLANOptionROM

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    LoadtheEthernetLAN

    OptionROMtoenable

    startupfromanintegrated

    networkdevice.

    206UserGuide

  • Table8.Congmenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    USBUEFIBIOSSupport

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisableboot

    supportforUSBdiskette,

    USBmemorykey,andUSB

    opticaldrive.

    AlwaysOnUSB

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,the

    externalUSBdevicescan

    bechargedviaUSBports

    evenwhenthesystemisin

    lowpowermode(standby,

    hibernate,orpower-off).

    USB

    AlwaysOnUSBChargein

    offmode

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,the

    AlwaysOnUSBconnector

    enablesyoutocharge

    somedevices,suchasiPod

    andiPhoneandBlackBerry

    smartphones.

    Note:Ifyouwanttocharge

    thesedeviceswhenyour

    computerisinhibernation

    modeorpoweredoff,you

    willneedtoopenthePower

    Managerprogramand

    congurecorresponding

    settingstoenablethe

    AlwaysOnUSBconnector

    function.Fordetails

    abouthowtoenablethe

    AlwaysOnUSBconnector

    function,refertotheonline

    helpofthePowerManager

    program.

    TrackPoint•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisablethe

    built-inTrackPoint.

    Note:Ifyouwanttouse

    anexternalmouse,select

    “Disabled.”

    TouchPad•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisablethe

    built-intouchpad.

    Note:Ifyouwanttouse

    anexternalmouse,select

    “Disabled.”

    FnandCtrlKeyswap

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,the

    FnkeyworksastheCtrl

    key,andtheCtrlkeyworks

    astheFnkey.

    Note:Evenwhen

    “Enabled”isselected,

    youneedtopresstheFn

    keytoreturnthecomputer

    fromsleepmodetonormal

    operation.

    Keyboard/Mouse

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration207

  • Table8.Congmenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    FnKeyLock•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    youcanpresstheFnkey

    tokeepitinapressed

    condition,andthenpress

    thedesiredfunctionkey.

    Theactionisequivalentto

    pressingtherequired

    keyandtheFnkey

    simultaneously.Ifyou

    presstheFnkeytwice,the

    stateislockeduntilyou

    presstheFnkeyagain.

    ThinkPadNumLock•Independent

    •Synchronized

    Ifyouselect“Independent”,

    NumLockonyour

    computercanbedisabled

    independentlyregardless

    oftheNumLockstateof

    theexternalkeyboard.If

    NumLockonthecomputer

    isenabled,NumLockon

    theexternalkeyboardwill

    alsobeenabled.

    Ifyouselect

    “Synchronized”,NumLock

    onyourcomputerand

    NumLockontheexternal

    keyboardaresynchronized.

    Power-OnNumLock

    •Automatic

    •On

    •Off

    Ifyouselect“Automatic”,

    NumLockisenabled

    whenfullsizekeyboardis

    attached.

    Ifyouselect“On”,

    NumLockisalways

    enabled.

    Ifyouselect“Off”,

    NumLockisalways

    disabled.

    Note:Power-OnNumLock

    willbedisplayedifyou

    select“Synchronized”at

    theThinkPadNumLock.

    208UserGuide

  • Table8.Congmenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    BootDisplayDevice

    •ThinkPadLCD

    •Analog(VGA)

    •DigitalonThinkPad

    •Digital1ondock

    •Digital2ondock

    Selectthedisplaydevice

    thatistobeactiveatboot

    time.Thisselectionis

    effectiveforboottime,

    passwordprompt,and

    ThinkPadSetup.

    “DigitalonThinkpad”

    isDisplayPortonyour

    computer.

    “Digial1ondock”and

    “Digital2ondock”are

    DisplayPortorDVIon

    dockingstation.

    GraphicsDevice•IntegratedGraphics

    •DiscreteGraphics

    •NVIDIAOptimus

    IntegratedGraphicswill

    achievelongerbatterylife,

    andDiscreteGraphics

    enhancesperformance.

    NVIDIAOptimusrunsas

    IntegratedGraphicsmode

    andDiscreteGraphicsis

    enabledondemand.

    Note:NVIDIAOptimus

    modeshouldonlybe

    selectedifyouareusinga

    Windows7model.

    Display

    OSDetectionforNVIDIA

    Optimus

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    SystemBIOSautomatically

    switchesGraphicsdevice

    settingtoNVIDIAOptimus

    modeiftheOSsupports

    thefeature,andtoDiscrete

    GraphicsiftheOSdoesnot

    supportit.

    IntelSpeedStep

    ®

    technology(Intel

    SpeedStepmounted

    modelsonly)

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    ModeforAC

    •MaximumPerformance

    •BatteryOptimized

    ModeforBattery

    •MaximumPerformance

    •BatteryOptimized

    SelectthemodeofIntel

    SpeedSteptechnologyat

    runtime.

    MaximumPerformance:

    Alwayshighestspeed

    BatteryOptimized:Always

    lowestspeed

    Disabled:Noruntime

    support,lowestspeed

    AdaptiveThermal

    Management

    SchemeforAC

    •MaximizePerformance

    •Balanced

    SchemeforBattery

    •MaximizePerformance

    Thisselectsathermal

    managementschemeto

    use.

    MaximizePerformance:

    ReducesCPUthrottling

    Power

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration209

  • Table8.Congmenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    •Balanced

    Balanced:Balances

    sound,temperatureand

    performance

    Note:Eachschemeaffects

    fansound,temperature,

    andperformance.

    OpticalDriveSpeed

    •HighPerformance

    •Normal

    •Silent

    Setthespeedofoptical

    drivetothedesired

    performance.

    CPUPowerManagement

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisablethepower

    savingfeaturethatstop

    themicroprocessorclock

    automaticallywhenthere

    arenosystemactivities.

    Normally,itisnotnecessary

    tochangethesetting.

    PCIExpressPower

    Management

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisableafeature

    thatautomaticallyadjusts

    powermanagementwhen

    thereisnoPCIExpress

    activity.Normally,itisnot

    necessarytochangethe

    setting.

    PowerOnwithACAttach

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisableafeature

    thatpowersonthesystem

    whenACisattached.

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,the

    systemispoweredonwhen

    ACisattached.Whenthe

    systemisinhibernatestate,

    thesystemresumes.

    Ifyouselect“Disabled”,the

    systemisnotpoweredon

    norresumedwhenACis

    attached.

    PowerControlBeep

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifthisfunctionisenabled,

    abeepsoundswhenthe

    computerentersapower

    managementmode,whenit

    resumesoperationalmode,

    andwhentheacpower

    adapterisconnectedor

    disconnected.

    LowBatteryAlarm•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisablethelow

    batteryalarm.

    PasswordBeep•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enablethisoptiontohave

    abeepsoundwhenthe

    systemiswaitingfora

    power-on,harddisk,or

    BeepandAlarm

    210UserGuide

  • Table8.Congmenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    supervisorpassword.

    Differentbeepswillbe

    soundedwhentheentered

    passwordmatchesordoes

    notmatchthecongured

    password.

    KeyboardBeep•Enabled

    •Disabled

    Enableordisablekeyboard

    beepwhenunmanageable

    keycombinationsare

    pressed.

    SerialATA(SATA)SATAControllerMode

    Option

    •Compatibility

    •AHCI

    •RAID

    SelectSATAcontroller

    operationmode.Ifyour

    systemsupportsRAID,

    select“RAID.”Ifyouselect

    “Compatibilitymode”,

    serialSATAcontroller

    operatesincompatibility

    mode.

    CoreMulti-Processing

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisableadditional

    executioncoreunitswithin

    aCPU.

    Note:Ifyouareusinga

    computerwithasingle-core

    processor,thisitemdoes

    notappear.

    Note:ForCore

    Multi-Processing,refer

    totheinstructionsin

    “InstallingWindowsXP”on

    page196

    .

    CPU

    IntelHyper-Threading

    Technology

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisableadditional

    logicalprocessorswithina

    processorcore.

    IntelAMTControl

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,Intel

    AMT(ActiveManagement

    Technology)iscongured

    andadditionalsetupitems

    areprovidedinMEBx

    (ManagementEngineBIOS

    Extension)Setup.

    Note:YoucanenterMEBx

    Setupmenubypressing

    Ctrl-Pkeycombinationin

    StartupInterruptMenu.To

    displaytheStartupInterrupt

    Menu,pressThinkVantage

    buttonorEnterkeyduring

    POST.

    CIRATimeout

    0-255

    Settimeoutoptionfor

    CIRAconnectiontobe

    established.1though254

    secondsareselectable.

    IntelAMT

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration211

  • Table8.Congmenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    Ifyouselect“0”,use60

    secondsasdefaulttimeout

    value.

    Ifyouselect“255”,waiting

    timeforestablishinga

    connectionisunlimited.

    ConsoleType•PC-ANSI

    •VT100+

    •VT-UTF8

    Selecttheconsoletypefor

    AMT.

    Note:Thisconsoletype

    shouldmatchtheIntelAMT

    remoteconsole.

    Securitymenuitems

    Table9.Securitymenuitems

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    Password

    Referto“Securitymenu”

    onpage203

    and“Using

    passwords”onpage97.

    PredesktopAuthentication•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisablengerprint

    authenticationbeforethe

    operatingsystemisloaded.

    ReaderPriority•External➙Internal

    •InternalOnly

    IfExternal➙Internal

    isselected,anexternal

    ngerprintreaderisused

    ifattached.Otherwise,an

    internalngerprintreader

    isused.IfInternalOnly

    isselected,aninternal

    ngerprintreaderisused.

    SecurityMode

    •Normal

    •High

    Ifngerprintauthentication

    fails,youcanstillstart

    thecomputerbyentering

    apassword.Ifyouhave

    selected“Normal”,entera

    power-onpasswordora

    supervisorpassword;ifyou

    haveselected“High”,enter

    asupervisorpassword.

    PasswordAuthentication•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableordisablepassword

    authentication.Ifhigh

    securitymodeisselected,

    thisitemappears.

    Fingerprint

    ResetFingerprintData•EnterThisoptionisusedtoerase

    allngerprintdatastored

    inthengerprintreader

    andresetsettingstothe

    factorystate(ex.Power-on

    security,LEDs,etc.)As

    aresult,anypower-on

    securityfeaturespreviously

    212UserGuide

  • Table9.Securitymenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    enabledwillnotbeable

    toworkuntiltheyare

    re-enabledinthengerprint

    software.

    SecurityChip

    •Active

    •Inactive

    •Disabled

    Ifyouselect“Active”,

    SecurityChipisfunctional.

    Ifyouselect“Inactive”,

    SecurityChipisvisible,but

    isnotfunctional.Ifyou

    select“Disabled”,Security

    Chipishiddenandisnot

    functional.

    SecurityReportingOptions

    Enableordisablethe

    followingSecurity

    ReportingOptions.

    •BIOSROMString

    Reporting:BIOStext

    string

    •ESCDReporting:

    Extendedsystem

    congurationdata

    •CMOSReporting:

    CMOSdata

    •NVRAMReporting:

    Securitydatastoredin

    theAssetID

    •SMBIOSReporting:

    SMBIOSdata

    ClearSecurityChip

    •Enter

    Cleartheencryptionkey.

    Note:Onlyifyouselect

    “Active”forSecurityChip,

    thisitemappears.

    SecurityChip

    IntelTXTFeature•Disabled

    •Enabled

    EnableordisableIntel

    TrustedExecution

    Technology.

    FlashBIOSUpdatingby

    End-Users

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    alluserscanupdatethe

    UEFIBIOS.Ifyouselect

    “Disabled”,onlytheperson

    whoknowssupervisor

    passwordcanupdatethe

    UEFIBIOS.

    UEFIBIOSUpdateOption

    FlashOverLAN

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Enableyourcomputer's

    UEFIBIOStobeupdated

    (ashed)overanactive

    networkconnection.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration213

  • Table9.Securitymenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    MemoryProtectionExecutionPrevention•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Somecomputerviruses

    andwormscausememory

    bufferstooverowby

    runningcodewhereonly

    dataisallowed.Ifthe

    DataExecutionPrevention

    featurecanbeusedwith

    youroperatingsystem,then

    byselecting“Enabled”you

    canprotectyourcomputer

    againstattacksbysuch

    virusesandworms.Ifafter

    choosing“Enabled”you

    ndthatanapplication

    programdoesnotrun

    correctly,select“Disabled”

    andresetthesetting.

    IntelVirtualization

    Technology

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled,”

    aVMM(VirtualMachine

    Monitor)canutilizethe

    additionalhardware

    capabilitiesprovided

    byIntelVirtualization

    Technology.

    Virtualization

    IntelVT-dFeature•Disabled

    •Enabled

    IntelVT-disIntel

    VirtualizationTechnology

    forDirectedI/O.When

    enabled,aVMMcanutilize

    theplatforminfrastructure

    forI/Ovirtualization.

    EthernetLAN•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheEthernetLAN

    device.

    WirelessLAN•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheWirelessLAN

    device.

    WiMAX•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheWiMAXdevice.

    WirelessWAN•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheWirelessWAN

    device.

    Bluetooth•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    youcanusetheBluetooth

    device.

    Modem•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheModemdevice.

    USBPort

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheUSBport.

    IEEE1394•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    youcanusetheIEEE1394

    (Firewire)device.

    I/OPortAccess

    214UserGuide

  • Table9.Securitymenuitems(continued)

    Menuitem

    SubmenuitemSelectionComments

    ExpressCardSlot

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheExpressCard

    Slot.

    Ultrabay(HDD/Optical)

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    youcanusetheUltrabay

    (HDD/Optical)device.

    eSATAPort

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheeSATAPort.

    MemoryCardSlot

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    youcanusethe

    MemoryCardslot(SD

    Card/MultiMediaCard).

    IntegratedCamera

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    youcanusetheIntegrated

    Camera.

    Microphone•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,you

    canusetheMicrophone

    (Internal,External,or

    Line-In).

    FingerprintReader•Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,

    youcanusethengerprint

    reader.

    IntelATModuleActivation•Disabled

    •Enabled

    •PermanentlyDisabled

    EnableordisabletheUEFI

    BIOSinterfacetoactivate

    IntelATmodulethatisan

    optionalAnti-Theftservice

    fromIntel.

    Note:IfyousettheIntel

    ATmoduleactivationto

    “PermanentlyDisabled”,

    youwillbeunabletoenable

    thissettingagain.

    Anti-Theft

    ComputraceModule

    Activation

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    •PermanentlyDisabled

    EnableordisabletheUEFI

    BIOSinterfacetoactivate

    Computracemodule.

    Computraceisanoptional

    monitoringservicefrom

    AbsoluteSoftware.

    Note:Ifyousetthe

    Computracemodule

    activationto“Permanently

    Disabled”,youwillbe

    unabletoenablethis

    settingagain.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration215

  • Startupmenuitems

    Table10.Startupmenuitems

    Menuitem

    SelectionComments

    Boot

    Referto“Startupmenu”onpage204

    .

    NetworkBoot

    Referto“Startupmenu”onpage204.

    UEFI/LegacyBoot

    •Both

    •UEFIOnly

    •LegacyOnly

    Selectsystembootcapability.

    •Both:Systemwillbootby

    followingUEFI/LegacyBoot

    Prioritysetting.

    •UEFIOnly:Systemwillbootfrom

    UEFIenabledOS.

    •LegacyOnly:Systemwillboot

    fromanyOSotherthanUEFI

    enabledOS.

    Note:Ifyouselect“UEFIOnly”,

    systemcannotbootfromthe

    bootabledeviceswhichdonothave

    UEFIenabledOS.

    UEFI/LegacyBootPriority

    •UEFIFirst

    •LegacyFirst

    Selectpriorityofbootoptionbetween

    UEFIandLegacy.

    BootMode

    •Quick

    •Diagnostics

    Note:Youcanalsoenterthe

    “Diagnostic”modebypressingEsc

    duringPOST.

    ScreenduringPOST:

    •Quick:ThinkPadLogoscreenis

    displayed.

    •Diagnostics:Textmessagesare

    displayed.

    OptionKeysdisplay(ThinkVantage

    buttonmessage)

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Disabled”,the“To

    interruptnormalstartup,pressthe

    blueThinkVantagebutton.”message

    isnotdisplayedduringPOST.

    BootDeviceListF12Option

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,theF12key

    isrecognizedandtheBootMenuis

    displayed.

    BootOrderLock

    •Disabled

    •Enabled

    Ifyouselect“Enabled”,theBoot

    PriorityOrderislockedforyourfuture

    use.

    UpdatingyoursystemUEFIBIOS

    TheUniedExtensibleFirmwareInterface(UEFI)BIOSisapartofthesystemprogramsthatmakeupthe

    basiclayerofsoftwarebuiltintoyourcomputer.UEFIBIOStranslatestheinstructionsfromothersoftware

    layers.

    Yourcomputersystemboardhasamodulecalledelectricallyerasableprogrammableread-onlymemory

    (EEPROM,alsoreferredtoasashmemory).YoucanupdateUEFIBIOSandtheConguration/ThinkPad

    Setupprogrambystartingyourcomputerwithaashupdateopticaldiscorashupdatetoolapplication

    runningontheWindowsenvironment.

    Insomeinstanceswhenyouaddsoftware,hardware,oradevicedriver,youmaybeinformedthatyouneed

    toupdateyourUEFIBIOSinorderforthenewadditiontoworkproperly.

    216UserGuide

  • ToupdateyourUEFIBIOS,gotothisWebsiteathttp://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers,andfollow

    theinstructionsonthescreen.

    Usingsystemmanagement

    Thissectionisintendedprimarilyfornetworkadministrators.

    Yourcomputerisdesignedformanageability,sothatyoucanredirectmoreofyourresourcestobetter

    meetyourbusinessobjectives.

    Thismanageability,or“TotalCostofOwnership”(TCO),enablesyoutoremotelypoweronyourcomputer,

    formattheharddiskdrive,installthesoftwareofyourchoice(forexample,WindowsXPwithuserand

    system-managementapplications),andhavethecomputerstartupandfunctioninthesamewayasan

    ordinarydesktopPC.

    Oncethecomputerisconguredandoperational,youcanmanageitbyuseofsoftwareandmanageability

    featuresalreadyintegratedintotheclientsystemandthenetwork.

    Systemmanagement

    CheckthefollowingtopicstolearnmoreaboutfeaturesofSystemManagement:

    •DesktopManagementInterface

    •PrebooteXecutionEnvironment

    •WakeonLAN

    •Resumeonincomingcall

    •AssetIDEEPROM

    DesktopManagementInterface

    ThesystemBIOS(UEFIBIOS)ofyourcomputersupportsaninterfacecalledSystemManagementBIOS

    ReferenceSpecication(SMBIOS)V2.6.1.SMBIOSprovidesinformationaboutthehardwarecomponents

    ofyoursystem.ItistheresponsibilityoftheBIOStosupplythisdatabasewithinformationaboutitself

    andthedevicesonthesystemboard.Thisspecicationdocumentsthestandardsforgettingaccessto

    thisBIOSinformation.

    PrebooteXecutionEnvironment

    PrebooteXecutionEnvironment(PXE)technologymakesyourcomputermoremanageable(itisPXE

    2.1-compliant)byenablingittoboot(loadanoperatingsystemoranotherexecutableimage)fromaserver.

    YourcomputersupportsthePCfunctionsthatPXErequires.Forexample,withtheappropriateLANcard,

    yourcomputercanbebootedfromthePXEserver.

    Note:RemoteProgramLoad(RPL)cannotbeusedwithyourcomputer.

    WakeonLAN

    AnetworkadministratorcanuseWakeonLANtoturnonacomputerfromamanagementconsole.

    WhenWakeonLANisusedwithnetworkmanagementsoftware,manyfunctions,suchasdatatransfer,

    softwareupdates,andFlashupdatesofUEFIBIOS,canbeperformedremotelywithoutremoteattendance.

    Thisupdatingcanbedoneafternormalworkinghoursandonweekends,tosavetimeandincrease

    productivity.Usersarenotinterruptedduringnormalworkinghours,andLANtrafciskepttoaminimum.

    IfacomputeristurnedonbytheWakeonLANfunction,theNetworkBootsequenceisused.

    Chapter8.Advancedconguration217

  • Resumeonincomingcall

    IfyourcomputerisconnectedtoatelephonelineandyouhavespeciedResumeonincomingcall,itwill

    returnfromsleep(standby)modetonormaloperationwhenatelephonecallcomesin.

    Toenableyourcomputertowakeupfromsleep(standby)mode,dothefollowing:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart,andthenclickControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound.

    3.ClickDeviceManager.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.TheDeviceManagerwindowopens.

    4.Double-clickModems(inWindowsVista,clickthe+markforModems),andthenclickyourmodem.

    5.ClickthePowerManagementtab.

    6.SelecttheAllowthisdevicetowakethecomputercheckbox.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart,andthenclickControlPanel.

    2.ClickPerformanceandMaintenance.

    3.ClickSystem.

    4.ClicktheHardwaretab.

    5.ClicktheDeviceManagerbutton.TheDeviceManagerwindowopens.

    6.Clickthe+markforModems,andthenclickyourmodem.

    7.ClickAction,andthenclickProperties.

    8.ClickthePowerManagementtab.

    9.SelecttheAllowthisdevicetobringthecomputeroutofStandbycheckbox.

    AssetIDEEPROM

    TheAssetIDEEPROMcontainsinformationaboutthesystem,includingitscongurationandtheserial

    numbersofkeycomponents.Italsoincludesanumberofblankeldsinwhichyoucanrecordinformation

    abouttheendusersinyournetwork.

    Settingmanagementfeatures

    Toenablethenetworkadministratortocontrolyourcomputerremotely,youmustcongurethenetwork

    interfacebysettingthesystem-managementfeaturesintheThinkPadSetupprogram.Youcancongure

    thefollowing:

    •WakeonLAN

    •NetworkBootsequence

    •Flashupdate

    Ifanadministrator'spassword(supervisorpassword)hasbeenset,youwillneedtospecifyitwhenyoustart

    theThinkPadSetup,sothatyoucanusethesefunctions.

    WakeonLAN

    WhentheWakeonLANfeatureisenabledonacomputerthatisconnectedtoaLAN,anetworkadministrator

    canstartthecomputerremotelyfromamanagementconsole,usingremotenetwork-managementsoftware.

    218UserGuide

  • SettingupintheThinkPadSetup

    ToenableordisableWakeonLAN,gototheThinkPadSetupmenu.Whenyourcomputerisnotunderthe

    networkadministrator'ssystemmanagement,youcandisableWakeonLAN.

    Tosetthisfunction,dothefollowing:

    1.StarttheThinkPadSetupmenu.

    2.SelectCong.

    3.TheCongsubmenuappears.

    4.SelectNetwork.

    5.TheNetworkitemsubmenuappears.

    6.ForWakeOnLAN,selectoneofthefollowing:ACOnly,ACandBattery,orDisabled.

    7.PressF10.

    NetworkBootsequence

    Whenyourcomputeristurnedonremotely,systemwilltrytobootfromthedevicethatisselectedby

    NetworkBootsetting,andthenfollowthebootorderlistintheBootmenu.

    Todeneasequence:

    1.OntheThinkPadSetupmenu,selectStartup.TheStartupsubmenuappears.

    2.SelectNetworkBootandpressEnterkeytoshowpop-upbootdevicelist.

    3.Selectabootdevicefromthelisttomakeitastopbootpriority.

    4.PressF10.

    Note:Ifyouwanttoinitializethesettingtoreturntothedefaultstartupsequence,pressF9.Thedefault

    settingsareautomaticallyreloaded.

    Flashupdate

    WhenaashupdateofUEFIBIOSfromthenetworkisenabled,anetworkadministratorcanremotely

    updatethesystemprogramsinyourcomputerfromamanagementconsole.Thefollowingrequirements

    mustbemet:

    •UpdateFlashfromnetworkmustalsobeenabled;theprocedureisgivenbelow.

    •YourcomputermustbestartedovertheLAN.

    •YourcomputermustbeengagedinaPrebooteXecutionEnvironment.

    •Network-managementsoftwaremustbeinstalledintheremoteadministrator'scomputer.

    ToenableordisabletheFlashupdatefromthenetworksetting,dothefollowing:

    1.OntheThinkPadSetupmenu,selectSecurity.TheSecuritysubmenuappears.

    2.SelectUEFIBIOSUpdateOption.TheUEFIBIOSUpdateOptionsubmenuappears.

    3.ForFlashOverLAN,selecteitherEnabledorDisabled.

    4.PressF10.

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  • Chapter9.Preventingproblems

    AnimportantpartofowningaThinkPadnotebookismaintenance.Withpropercare,youcanavoid

    commonproblems.Thefollowingsectionsprovideinformationthatcanhelpyoutokeepyourcomputer

    runningsmoothly.

    •“Generaltipsforpreventingproblems”onpage221

    •“Makingsuredevicedriversarecurrent”onpage222

    •“Takingcareofyourcomputer”onpage222

    Generaltipsforpreventingproblems

    1.Checkthecapacityofyourharddiskdrivefromtimetotime.Iftheharddiskdrivegetstoofull,Windows

    willslowdownandmightproduceerrors.

    Note:InWindows7andWindowsVista,clickStart➙Computer.InWindowsXP,clickStart➙

    MyComputer.

    2.Emptyyourrecyclebinonaregularbasis.

    3.Usediskdefragmenttoolregularlyonyourharddiskdrivetoimprovedataseekandreadtimes.

    4.Tofreeupdiskspace,uninstallunusedapplicationprograms.

    Note:Youmightalsowanttolookforapplicationprogramduplicationoroverlappingversions.

    5.CleanoutyourInbox,Sent,andTrashfoldersfromyoure-mailclientprogram.

    6.Atleastonceaweek,makeapointtobackupyourdata.Ifcriticaldataispresent,itisagoodidea

    toperformadailybackup.Lenovohasmanybackupoptionsavailableforyourcomputer.Rewritable

    opticaldrivesareavailableformostmachinesandareeasilyinstalled.

    7.UseorscheduleSystemRestoretotakeasystemsnapshotperiodically.Formoreinformationabout

    SystemRestoreseeChapter5“Recoveryoverview”onpage111.

    8.UpdatedevicedriversandUEFIBIOSwhenneeded.

    9.Proleyourmachineathttp://support.lenovo.comtokeepuptodatewithcurrentdriversandrevisions.

    10.Keepuptodatefordevicedriversonothernon-Lenovohardware.Youmightwanttoreadthedevice

    driverinformationreleasenotespriortoupdatingforcompatibilityorknownissues.

    11.Keepalogbook.Entriesmightincludemajorhardwareorsoftwarechanges,driverupdates,minor

    issuesyouhaveexperiencedandhowyouresolvedthem.

    12.Ifyoueverneedtorunarecoveryonyourcomputertoreturnthepreloadontothemachine,the

    followingtipsmighthelpalongtheway:

    •Removeallexternaldevicessuchastheprinter,keyboard,etc.

    •Makesurethatyourbatteryischargedandthatyouhavetheacpowerconnected.

    •BootintotheThinkPadSetupandloadthedefaultsettings.

    •Restartthemachineandstarttherecovery.

    •Ifyourmachineusesdiscsastherecoverymedia,DONOTremovethediscfromthedriveuntil

    promptedtodoso.

    13.Forsuspectedharddiskdriveissues,referto“Diagnosingproblems”onpage227toruna

    diagnostictestofthedrivebeforeyoucalltheCustomerSupportCenter.Ifyourcomputerdoes

    notstartup,downloadthelestocreateabootableself-testmediafromthefollowingWebsite:

    http://www.lenovo.com/hddtest.Runthetestandrecordanymessagesorerrorcodes.Ifthetest

    returnsanyfailingerrorcodesormessages,calltheCustomerSupportCenterwiththecodesor

    messagesandthecomputerinfrontofyou.Atechnicianwillassistyoufurther.

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  • 14.Ifrequired,youcanndyourcountry'sCustomerSupportCenteratthefollowingWebaddress:

    http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone.WhencallingtheCustomerSupportCenter,pleasemakesure

    youhaveyourmachinemodeltype,serialnumberandthecomputerinfrontofyou.Also,ifthemachine

    isproducingerrorcodes,itishelpfultohavetheerrorscreenonorthemessagewrittendown.

    Makingsuredevicedriversarecurrent

    Devicedriversareprogramsthatcontaininstructionsfortheoperatingsystemabouthowtooperateor

    “drive”acertainpieceofhardware.Eachhardwarecomponentonyourcomputerhasitsownspecicdriver.

    Ifyouaddanewcomponent,theoperatingsystemneedstobeinstructedonhowtooperatethatpiece

    ofhardware.Afteryouinstallthedriver,theoperatingsystemcanrecognizethehardwarecomponent

    andunderstandhowtouseit.

    Note:Becausedriversareprograms,likeanyotherleonyourcomputer,theyaresusceptibletocorruption

    andmightnotperformproperlyifcorruptionoccurs.

    Itisnotalwaysnecessarytodownloadthelatestdrivers.However,youshoulddownloadthelatestdriver

    foracomponentifyounoticepoorperformancefromthatcomponentorifyouaddedanewcomponent.

    Thismayeliminatethedriverasthepotentialcauseoftheproblem.

    GettingthelatestdriversfromtheWebsite

    YoucandownloadandinstallupdateddevicedriversfromtheLenovoWebsitebydoingthefollowing:

    1.ConnecttotheInternet.

    2.Gotohttp://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.

    3.Followthedirectionsonthescreenandinstallthenecessarysoftware.

    GettingthelatestdriversusingSystemUpdate

    TheSystemUpdateprogramhelpsyoukeepthesoftwareonyoursystemup-to-date.Updatepackagesare

    storedonLenovoserversandcanbedownloadedfromtheLenovoSupportWebsite.Updatepackagescan

    containapplications,devicedrivers,UEFIBIOSashes,orsoftwareupdates.WhentheSystemUpdate

    programconnectstotheLenovoSupportWebsite,theSystemUpdateprogramautomaticallyrecognizes

    themachinetypeandmodelofyourcomputer,theinstalledoperatingsystem,andthelanguageofthe

    operatingsystemtodeterminewhatupdatesareavailableforyourcomputer.TheSystemUpdateprogram

    thendisplaysalistofupdatepackagesandcategorizeseachupdateascritical,recommended,and

    optionaltohelpyouunderstandtheimportance.Youhavecompletecontrolofwhichupdatestodownload

    andinstall.Afteryouselecttheupdatepackagesyouwant,theSystemUpdateprogramautomatically

    downloadsandinstallstheupdateswithoutanyfurtherinterventionfromyou.

    TheSystemUpdateprogramispreinstalledonyourcomputerandisreadytorun.Theonlyprerequisiteis

    anactiveInternetconnection.Youcanstarttheprogrammanually,oryoucanusetheschedulefeature

    toenabletheprogramtosearchforupdatesautomaticallyatspeciedintervals.Youalsocanpredene

    scheduledupdatestosearchbyseverity(criticalupdates,criticalandrecommendedupdates,orallupdates)

    sothelistyouchoosefromcontainsonlythoseupdatetypesthatareofinteresttoyou.

    FormoreinformationabouthowtousetheSystemUpdate,referto“SystemUpdate”onpage28

    .

    Takingcareofyourcomputer

    Althoughyourcomputerisdesignedtofunctionreliablyinnormalworkenvironments,youneedtouse

    commonsenseinhandlingit.Byfollowingtheseimportanttips,youwillgetthemostuseandenjoyment

    outofyourcomputer.

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  • Becarefulaboutwhereandhowyouwork

    •Storepackingmaterialssafelyoutofthereachofchildrentopreventtheriskofsuffocationfromplastic

    bags.

    •Keepyourcomputerawayfrommagnets,activatedcellularphones,electricalappliances,orspeakers

    (within13cmor5inch).

    •Avoidsubjectingyourcomputertoextremetemperatures(below5°C/41°Forabove35°C/95°F).

    •Someappliances,suchascertainportabledesktopfansorairpuriers,canproducenegativeions.Ifa

    computerisclosetosuchanappliance,andisexposedforanextendedtimetoaircontainingnegative

    ions,itmaybecomeelectrostaticallycharged.Suchachargemaybedischargedthroughyourhands

    whenyoutouchthekeyboardorotherpartsofthecomputer,orthroughconnectorsonI/Odevices

    connectedtoit.Eventhoughthiskindofelectrostaticdischarge(ESD)istheoppositeofadischargefrom

    yourbodyorclothingtothecomputer,itposesthesameriskofacomputermalfunction.

    Yourcomputerisdesignedandmanufacturedtominimizeanyeffectsofelectrostaticcharge.Anelectrostatic

    chargeaboveacertainlimit,however,canincreasetheriskofESD.Therefore,whenusingthecomputer

    closetoanappliancethatcanproducenegativeions,givespecialattentiontothefollowing:

    •Avoiddirectlyexposingyourcomputertotheairfromanappliancethatcanproducenegativeions.

    •Keepyourcomputerandperipheralsasfaraspossiblefromsuchanappliance.

    •Whereverpossible,groundyourcomputertofacilitatesafeelectrostaticdischarge.

    Note:Notallsuchappliancescauseasignicantelectrostaticcharge.

    Begentlewithyourcomputer

    •Avoidplacinganyobjects(includingpaper)betweenthedisplayandthekeyboardorthepalmrest.

    •Yourcomputerdisplayisdesignedtobeopenedandusedatanangleslightlygreaterthan90degrees.

    Donotopenthedisplaybeyond180degrees,asthismightdamagethecomputerhinge.

    •Donotturnyourcomputeroverwhiletheacpoweradapterispluggedin.Thiscouldbreaktheadapter

    plug.

    Carryyourcomputerproperly

    •Beforemovingyourcomputer,besuretoremoveanymedia,turnoffattacheddevices,anddisconnect

    cordsandcables.

    •Whenpickingupyouropencomputer,holditbythebottom.Donotpickuporholdyourcomputerby

    thedisplay.

    Handlestoragemediaanddrivesproperly

    •Ifyourcomputercomeswithanopticaldrive,donottouchthesurfaceofadiscorthelensonthetray.

    •WaituntilyouheartheCDorDVDclickintothecenterpivotofthedrivebeforeclosingthetray.

    •Onyourcomputer,useonlyopticaldrivesdesignedforusewiththeserialUltrabayenhanced.

    Note:Youcaninstalla9.5-mm-thickserialUltrabayslimora12.7-mm-thickserialUltrabayenhanced

    deviceintheserialUltrabayenhanced.

    •Wheninstallingtheharddiskdrive,solidstatedrive,oropticaldrive,followtheinstructionsshippedwith

    yourhardware,andapplypressureonlywhereneededonthedevice.

    •Turnoffyourcomputerifyouarereplacingtheharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive.

    •Whenreplacingtheprimaryharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive,reattachthecoverofthedriveslot.

    •Storeyourexternalandremovableharddiskoropticaldrivesintheappropriatecontainersorpackaging

    whentheyarenotbeingused.

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  • •Beforeyouinstallanyofthefollowingdevices,touchametaltableoragroundedmetalobject.Thisaction

    reducesanystaticelectricityfromyourbody.Thestaticelectricitycoulddamagethedevice.

    –Memorymodule

    –Mini-PCICard

    –ExpressCard

    –CompactFlash

    –Smartcard

    –MemoryCard,suchasSDCard,SDHCCard,SDXCCard,andMultiMediaCard.

    Note:Notalllisteddevicesareincludedinyourcomputer.

    Thisactionreducesanystaticelectricityfromyourbody.Thestaticelectricitycoulddamagethedevice.

    •Whentransferringdatatoorfromaashmediacard,suchasanSDcard,donotputyourcomputer

    insleep(standby)orhibernationmodebeforethedatatransferiscomplete.Todosomightcause

    damagetoyourdata.

    Takecareinsettingpasswords

    •Rememberyourpasswords.Ifyouforgetasupervisororharddiskpassword,Lenovowillnotresetit,and

    youmighthavetoreplaceyoursystemboard,orharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrive.

    Careforthengerprintreader

    Thefollowingactionscoulddamagethengerprintreaderorcauseitnottoworkproperly:

    •Scratchingthesurfaceofthereaderwithahard,pointedobject.

    •Scrapingthesurfaceofthereaderwithyourngernailoranythinghard.

    •Usingortouchingthereaderwithadirtynger.

    Ifyounoticeanyofthefollowingconditions,gentlycleanthesurfaceofthereaderwithadry,soft,lint-free

    cloth:

    •Thesurfaceofthereaderisdirtyorstained.

    •Thesurfaceofthereaderiswet.

    •Thereaderoftenfailstoenrollorauthenticateyourngerprint.

    Registeryourcomputer

    •RegisteryourThinkPadproductswithLenovo(refertotheWebpage:http://www.lenovo.com/register).

    Thiscanhelpauthoritiesreturnyourcomputertoyouifitislostorstolen.Registeringyourcomputeralso

    enablesLenovotonotifyyouaboutpossibletechnicalinformationandupgrades.

    Besurenottomodifyyourcomputer

    •OnlyanauthorizedThinkPadrepairtechnicianshoulddisassembleandrepairyourcomputer.

    •Donotmodifyortapethelatchestokeepthedisplayopenorclosed.

    Tipsonusingthebuilt-inmodem

    •Yourcomputermodemmayuseonlyananalogtelephonenetwork,orpublic-switchedtelephonenetwork

    (PSTN).DonotconnectthemodemtoaPBX(privatebranchexchange)oranyotherdigitaltelephone

    extensionlinebecausethiscoulddamageyourmodem.Analogphonelinesareoftenusedinhomes,

    whiledigitalphonelinesareoftenusedinhotelsorofcebuildings.Ifyouarenotsurewhichkindof

    phonelineyouareusing,contactyourtelephonecompany.

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  • •YourcomputermighthavebothanEthernetconnectorandamodemconnector.Ifso,besuretoconnect

    yourcommunicationcabletothecorrectone.

    DANGER

    Toavoidtheriskofelectricalshock,donotconnectthetelephonecabletotheEthernet

    connector.

    Cleaningthecoverofyourcomputer

    Occasionallycleanyourcomputerasfollows:

    1.Prepareamixtureofagentlekitchen-usedetergent(onethatdoesnotcontainabrasivepowderor

    strongchemicalssuchasacidoralkaline).Use5partswaterto1partdetergent.

    2.Absorbthediluteddetergentintoasponge.

    3.Squeezeexcessliquidfromthesponge.

    4.Wipethecoverwiththesponge,usingacircularmotionandtakingcarenottoletanyexcessliquiddrip.

    5.Wipethesurfacetoremovethedetergent.

    6.Rinsethespongewithcleanrunningwater.

    7.Wipethecoverwiththecleansponge.

    8.Wipethesurfaceagainwithadry,softlint-freecloth.

    9.Waitforthesurfacetodrycompletelyandremoveanybersfromthecloth.

    Cleaningyourcomputerkeyboard

    1.Applysomeisopropylrubbingalcoholtoasoft,dust-freecloth.

    2.Wipeeachkeytopsurfacewiththecloth.Wipethekeysonebyone;ifyouwipeseveralkeysatatime,

    theclothmayhookontoanadjacentkeyandpossiblydamageit.Makesurethatnoliquiddripsonto

    orbetweenthekeys.

    3.Allowtodry.

    4.Toremoveanycrumbsordustfrombeneaththekeys,youcanuseacamerablowerwithabrush

    orcoolairfromahairdryer.

    Note:Avoidsprayingcleanerdirectlyontothedisplayorthekeyboard.

    Cleaningyourcomputerdisplay

    1.Gentlywipethedisplaywithadry,softlint-freecloth.Ifyouseeascratchlikemarkonyourdisplay,

    itmightbeastaintransferredfromthekeyboardortheTrackPointpointingstickwhenthecoverwas

    pressedfromtheoutside.

    2.Wipeordustthestaingentlywithasoft,drycloth.

    3.Ifthestainremains,moistenasoft,lint-freeclothwithwaterora50-50mixtureofisopropylalcoholand

    waterthatdoesnotcontainimpurities.

    4.Wringoutasmuchoftheliquidasyoucan.

    5.Wipethedisplayagain;donotletanyliquiddripintothecomputer.

    6.Besuretodrythedisplaybeforeclosingit.

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  • Chapter10.Troubleshootingcomputerproblems

    Thissectiontellswhattodoifyouhaveacomputerproblem.

    •“Diagnosingproblems”onpage227

    •“Troubleshooting”onpage228

    Diagnosingproblems

    Ifyouexperienceproblemswithyourcomputer,usediagnosticsolutionsasastartingpointforsolvingthem.

    Dependingonthepreinstalledoperatingsystemandthedatewhenyourcomputerwasmanufactured,

    Lenovoprovidesoneofthefollowingdiagnosticsolutions:

    •LenovoSolutionCenter:See“UsingtheLenovoSolutionCenterprogram”onpage227.

    •LenovoThinkVantageToolbox:See“UsingtheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogram”onpage227.

    •Web-baseddiagnosticsolutions:See“UsingtheLenovoSupportWebsite”onpage228.

    UsingtheLenovoSolutionCenterprogram

    Note:TheLenovoSolutionCenterprogramisavailableonlyonsomemodelsthatarepreinstalledwiththe

    Windows7operatingsystem.IfyourWindows7modelisnotpreinstalledwiththeprogram,youcan

    downloaditfromhttp://www.lenovo.com/diagnose.

    TheLenovoSolutionCenterprogramenablesyoutotroubleshootandresolvecomputerproblems.It

    combinesdiagnostictests,systeminformationcollection,securitystatus,andsupportinformation,along

    withhintsandtipsformaximumsystemperformance.

    Whenyouaresettingupyourcomputer,theLenovoSolutionCenterprogrampromptsyoutocreaterecovery

    media,whichyoucanusetorestoretheharddiskdrivetothefactorydefaultstate.Formoreinformation,

    see“Creatingandusingrecoverymedia”onpage111

    .

    ToruntheLenovoSolutionCenterprogram,see“AccessingapplicationsinWindows7”onpage23.

    Foradditionalinformation,refertotheLenovoSolutionCenterhelpsystem.

    Note:Ifyouareunabletoisolateandrepairtheproblemyourselfafterrunningtheprogram,saveandprint

    theloglescreatedbytheprogram.YouwillneedthelogleswhenyouspeaktoaLenovotechnical

    supportrepresentative.

    UsingtheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogram

    TheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogramenablesyoutoviewsymptomsofcomputerproblemsandnd

    solutionsforthem.Italsoincludesautomaticnoticationwhenactionisrequired,computingassistance,

    advanceddiagnostics,anddiagnostichistory.

    IftheLenovoThinkVantageToolboxprogramisavailableonyourcomputer,doeitherofthefollowingto

    runtheprogram:

    •ForWindow7:ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙SystemandSecurity➙Lenovo-SystemHealthy

    andDiagnostics.

    •ForWindowsXPandWindowsVista:ClickStart➙Allprograms➙ThinkVantage➙Lenovo

    ThinkVantageToolbox.

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  • Whentheapplicationislaunched,selectadiagnostictesttorun.Ifthereisanyproblem,besidestheerror

    messages,aguidancealsowillbedisplayedtoguideyoutoxtheproblem.

    Foradditionalinformation,refertotheThinkVantageToolboxhelpsystem.

    Note:Ifyouareunabletoisolateandrepairtheproblemyourselfafterrunningtheprogram,saveandprint

    theloglescreatedbytheprogram.YouwillneedthelogleswhenyouspeaktoaLenovotechnical

    supportrepresentative.

    UsingtheLenovoSupportWebsite

    IfyourcomputerhasneithertheLenovoSolutionCenterprogramnortheLenovoThinkVantageToolbox

    programinstalled,gotohttp://www.lenovo.com/diagnoseforthelatestinformationondiagnosticsforyour

    computer.

    Note:Runninganytestmighttakeuptoseveralminutesorlonger.Makesurethatyouhavetimetorunthe

    entiretest.Donotinterruptthetestwhileitisrunning.

    Troubleshooting

    Ifyourcomputerhasanerror,ittypicallydisplaysamessageoranerrorcode,orabeepsoundswhenyou

    turniton.Tocorrectanerror,rstndthedescriptionoftheerrorintheleft-handcolumnofthechartthat

    applies.Thenclickthatdescriptiontogetatroubleshootingprocedure.

    Tomakesurethatyourcomputerhasthefeaturesoroptionsthatareintroducedinthefollowingsections,

    consulttheonlinehelporthelistshippedwithyourcomputer.

    Computerstopsresponding

    Printtheseinstructionsnowandkeepitwithyourcomputerforreferencelater.

    Ifyourcomputeriscompletelyunresponsive(youcannotusetheUltraNavpointingdeviceorthekeyboard),

    dothefollowingsteps:

    1.Pushandholdthepowerswitchuntilthemachineturnsoff.Afterthecomputeristurnedoff,restartby

    pressingthepowerswitch.Ifthemachinedoesnotturnon,continuetostep2.

    Note:Donotremovethebatteryandacpowertoresetthecomputer.

    2.Whilethemachineisturnedoff,removeallpowersourcesfromthecomputer(batteryandacpower).

    Holddownthepowerbuttonfor10seconds.Plugintheacpowerwhilekeepingthebatteryoutofthe

    computer.Ifthecomputerdoesnotturnbackon,continuetostep3.

    Note:OncethecomputerstartsupandentersWindows,usethepropershutdownproceduretoturn

    thecomputeroff.Oncethemachineisoff,reattachthebatteryandrestartthecomputer.Ifthe

    computerdoesnotstartwiththebatteryreattached,removethebatteryandagainstartwithstep2.If

    thecomputerstartswithacpowerbutdoesnotstartwhenthebatteryisattached,calltheCustomer

    SupportCenterforsupport.

    3.Whilethemachineisoff,removeallsourcesofpowerfromthemachine(batteryandacpower).Remove

    allexternaldevicesthatareattachedtoyourcomputer(keyboard,mouse,printer,scanner,etc.).Repeat

    step2.Ifstep2isunsuccessful,continuetostep4.

    Note:Thefollowingstepsinvolveremovingstaticsensitivecomponentsfromyourcomputer.Please

    makesurethatyouareproperlygroundedandremoveallsourcesofpowerattachedtothecomputer.

    IfyouareuncomfortableorunsureaboutremovingcomponentspleasecalltheCustomerSupport

    Centerforassistance.

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  • 4.Whilethecomputerisoff,removeallsourcesofpowerandexternalhardware.Refertotheprocedurein

    “Replacingmemory”onpage135onhowtoremoveandreseatthememorymodules.Removeany

    non-originalmemorymoduleaddedtoyourcomputer.Afterremovingtheextramemorymoduleand

    reseatingtheoriginalmemorymodule,repeatstep2.Ifthecomputerstilldoesnotturnon,consultthe

    user'sreferenceguideforothercustomer-replaceablecomponentsthatareattachedtoyourcomputer.

    Ifthecomputerstilldoesnotstartup,calltheCustomerSupportCenterandaCustomerSupportSpecialist

    willassistyou.

    Spillsonthekeyboard

    Withamobilecomputer,thereareincreasedchancesofspillingliquidsonthekeyboard.Becausemost

    liquidsconductelectricity,liquidspilledonthekeyboardcouldcreatenumerousshortcircuits,potentially

    causingirreparabledamagetoyourcomputer.

    Ifyouspillsomethingonyourcomputer:

    Attention:Besurethatnoliquidcreatesashortcircuitbetweenyouandtheacpoweradapter(ifinuse).

    Althoughyoumightlosesomedataorworkbyturningoffthecomputerimmediately,leavingthecomputer

    onmightmakeyourcomputerunusable.

    1.Carefullyunplugtheacpoweradapterimmediately.

    2.Turnoffthecomputerimmediately.Ifthecomputerdoesnotturnoff,removethebattery.Themore

    quicklyyoustopthecurrentfrompassingthroughthecomputerthemorelikelyyouwillreducedamage

    fromshortcircuits.

    3.Waituntilyouarecertainthatalltheliquidisdrybeforeturningonyourcomputer.

    Note:Ifyouwanttoreplaceyourkeyboard,youcanpurchaseanewone.

    Errormessages

    •Message:0176:SystemSecurity-TheSystemhasbeentamperedwith.

    Solution:ThismessageisdisplayedifyouremovetheSecurityChipandreinstallit,orinstallanewone.

    Tocleartheerror,entertheThinkPadSetup.Ifthisdoesnotsolvetheproblem,havethecomputer

    serviced.

    •Message:0177:BadSVPdata,stopPOSTtask.

    Solution:ChecksumofthesupervisorpasswordintheEEPROMisnotcorrect.Thesystemboard

    shouldbereplaced.Havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0182:BadCRCofSecuritySettingsinEEPROM.EnterThinkPadSetup.

    Solution:ChecksumoftheSecuritysettingsintheEEPROMisnotcorrect.EnterThinkPadSetupto

    checkSecuritysettings,PressF10andthenpressEntertorestartthesystem.

    Ifyoustillhaveaproblem,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0183:BadCRCofSecuritySettingsinEFIVariable.EnterThinkPadSetup.

    Solution:ChecksumoftheSecuritysettingsintheEFIVariableisnotcorrect.EnterThinkPadSetupto

    checkSecuritysettings,PressF10andthenpressEntertorestartthesystem.

    Ifyoustillhaveaproblem,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0187:EAIAdataaccesserror

    Solution:TheaccesstoEEPROMisfailed.Havethecomputerserviced.

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  • •Message:0188:InvalidRFIDSerializationInformationArea

    Solution:TheEEPROMchecksumisnotcorrect(block#0and1).Thesystemboardshouldbereplaced,

    andtheboxserialnumberneedstobereinstalled.Havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0189:InvalidRFIDcongurationinformationarea

    Solution:TheEEPROMchecksumisnotcorrect(block#4and5).Thesystemboardshouldbereplace,

    andtheUUIDneedstobereinstalled.Havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0190:Criticallow-batteryerror

    Solution:Thecomputerturnedoff,becausethebatteryislow.Connecttheacpoweradaptertothe

    computerandchargethebattery,orreplacethebatterywithafullychargedone.

    •Message:0191:SystemSecurity-Invalidremotechangerequested

    Solution:Thesystemcongurationchangehasfailed.Conrmtheoperationandtryagain.Toclearthe

    error,enterThinkPadSetup.

    •Message:0192:SystemSecurity-EmbeddedSecurityhardwaretamperdetected

    Solution:TheSecurityChiphasbeenreplacedwithadifferentone.Havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0199:SystemSecurity-Securitypasswordretrycountexceeded.

    Solution:Thismessageisdisplayedifyouenterawrongsupervisorpasswordmorethanthreetimes.

    Conrmthesupervisorpasswordandtryagain.Tocleartheerror,enterThinkPadSetup.

    •Message:0251:SystemCMOSchecksumbad-Defaultcongurationused

    Solution:ThesystemCMOSmighthavebeencorruptedbyanapplicationprogram.Thecomputer

    usesthedefaultsettings.RuntheThinkPadSetuptorecongurethesettings.Ifyoustillseethesame

    errorcode,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0253:EFIVariableBlockDatawasdestroyed.

    Solution:ThesystemEFIVariableBlockDatamighthavebeencorrupted.

    1.PressF1togototheThinkPadSetup.

    2.PressF9andthenpressEntertoloadthedefaultsetting.

    3.PressF10andthenpressEntertorestartthesystem.

    Ifyoustillhaveaproblem,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:0271:Checkdateandtimesettings

    Solution:Neitherthedatenorthetimeissetinthecomputer.Setthedateandtime,usingtheThinkPad

    Setup.

    •Message:1802:Unauthorizednetworkcardispluggedin-Poweroffandremovethenetworkcard.

    Solution:TheminiPCIExpressnetworkcardisnotsupportedonthiscomputer.Removeit.

    •Message:1820:Morethanoneexternalngerprintreadersareattached.

    Solution:Poweroffandremoveallbutthereaderthatyousetupwithinyourmainoperatingsystem.

    •Message:2000:ThinkVantageActiveProtectionsensordiagnosticsfailed.

    Solution:ThinkVantageActiveProtectionsensorisnotworkingcorrectly.Havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:2100:DetectionerroronHDD0(MainHDD)

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  • Solution:Theharddiskisnotworking.Havetheharddiskserviced.

    •Message:2101:DetectionerroronHDD1(UltrabayHDD)

    Solution:Theharddiskisnotworking.Havetheharddiskserviced.

    •Message:2102:DetectionerroronHDD2(MiniSATA)

    Solution:TheMiniSATAdeviceisnotworking.HavetheMiniSATAdeviceserviced.

    •Message:2110:ReaderroronHDD0(MainHDD)

    Solution:Theharddiskisnotworking.Havetheharddiskserviced.

    •Message:2111:ReaderroronHDD1(UltrabayHDD)

    Solution:Theharddiskisnotworking.Havetheharddiskserviced.

    •Message:2112:ReaderroronHDD2(MiniSATA)

    Solution:TheMiniSATAdeviceisnotworking.HavetheMiniSATAdeviceserviced.

    •Message:2200:MachineTypeandSerialNumberareinvalid.

    Solution:MachineTypeandSerialNumberareinvalid.Havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:2201:MachineUUIDisinvalid.

    Solution:MachineUUIDisinvalid.Havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:Thepower-onpasswordprompt

    Solution:Apower-onpasswordorasupervisorpasswordisset.TypethepasswordandpressEnterto

    usethecomputer(referto“Usingpasswords”onpage97).Ifthepower-onpasswordisnotaccepted,a

    supervisorpasswordmighthavebeenset.TypethesupervisorpasswordandpressEnter.Ifyoustillsee

    thesameerrormessage,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Message:Theharddiskpasswordprompt

    Solution:Aharddiskpasswordisset.TypethepasswordandpressEntertousethecomputer(referto

    “Harddiskpasswords”onpage99

    ).

    •Message:Hibernationerror

    Solution:Thesystemcongurationchangedbetweenthetimeyourcomputerenteredhibernationmode

    andthetimeitleftthismode,andyourcomputercannotresumenormaloperation.

    –Restorethesystemcongurationtowhatitwasbeforeyourcomputerenteredhibernationmode.

    –Ifthememorysizehasbeenchanged,re-createthehibernationle.

    •Message:Fanerror

    Solution:Coolingfanhasfailed.Havethecomputerserviced.

    Errorswithoutmessages

    •Problem:MyscreenkeepsblankingwhenIdonotwantitto.

    Solution:Youcandisableanysystemtimers,suchastheLCDturn-offtimerortheblanktimer

    1.StartPowerManager.

    2.ClickthePowerplantab(inWindowsXP,Powerscheme),andthenselectMaximumPerformance

    fromthepredenedpowerplans(inWindowsXP,Powerscheme).

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  • •Problem:WhenIturnonthemachine,nothingappearsonthescreenandthemachinedoesnotbeep

    whilestartingup.

    Note:Ifyouarenotsurewhetheryouheardanybeeps,turnoffthecomputerbypressingandholding

    thepowerswitchfor4secondsormore.Turnitonandlistenagain.

    Solution:Makesurethat:

    –Thebatteryisinstalledcorrectly.

    –Theacpoweradapterisconnectedtothecomputerandthepowercordispluggedintoaworking

    electricaloutlet.

    –Thecomputeristurnedon.(Turnthepowerswitchonagainforconrmation.)

    Ifapower-onpasswordisset:

    –Pressanykeytodisplaythepromptforthepower-onpassword.Ifthebrightnesslevelofthescreenis

    low,increaseitbypressingtheFn+Home.

    –TypethecorrectpasswordandpressEnter(referto“Power-onpassword”onpage98

    ).

    Iftheseitemsareproperlyset,andthescreenremainsblank,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Problem:WhenIturnonthemachine,onlyawhitecursorappearsonablankscreen.

    Solution:Ifyouhavemodiedapartitiononyourharddiskdriveorsolidstatedrivebyusingapartition

    software,informationaboutthatpartition,orthemasterbootrecordmayhavebeendestroyed.

    1.Turnoffthecomputer,andthenturnitonagain.

    2.Ifyoustillseeonlythecursoronthescreen,dothefollowing:

    –Ifyouhaveusedthepartitionsoftware,examinethepartitionontheharddiskdriveorsolidstate

    drivebyusingthesoftware,andrecoverthepartitionifrequired.

    –UseeithertheRescueandRecoveryworkspaceortherecoverydiscstorestorethesystemto

    thefactorystate.Fordetailsaboutrestoringthesystemtothefactorystate,see“Creatingand

    usingrecoverymedia”onpage111.

    Iftheproblempersists,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Problem:Myscreengoesblankwhilethecomputerison.

    Solution:Yourscreensaverorpowermanagementmaybeenabled.Doeitherofthefollowing:

    –TouchtheTrackPointorthetouchpad,orpressakeytoexitthescreensaver.

    –Pressthepowerswitchtoresumefromsleep(standby)orhibernation.

    Beeperrors

    Table11.Beeperrors

    Problem

    Solution

    Oneshortbeep,pause,threeshortbeeps,pause,three

    moreshortbeeps,andoneshortbeep

    Makesurethatmemorymodulesareinstalledcorrectly.If

    theyare,andyoustillhearthebeeps,havethecomputer

    serviced.

    Onelongandtwoshortbeeps

    Thevideofunctionhasaproblem.Havethecomputer

    serviced.

    Fourcyclesoffourshortbeeps

    TheSecurityChiphasaproblem.Havethecomputer

    serviced.

    FivebeepsThesystemboardhasaproblem.Havethecomputer

    serviced.

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  • Memoryproblems

    Printtheseinstructionsnowandkeepitwithyourcomputerforreferencelater.

    Ifyourmemoryisnotoperatingproperly,checkthefollowingitems:

    1.Verifythatthememoryisinstalledandseatedcorrectlyinyourcomputer.

    Itmaybenecessarytoremovealladdedmemoriestotestthecomputerwithonlythefactory-installed

    memories,andthenreinstallthememoryoneatatimetoensureaproperconnection.Forthe

    procedurestoremoveandreinstallamemory,referto“Replacingmemory”onpage135.

    2.Checkforerrormessagesduringstartup.

    Followtheappropriatecorrectiveactionsforpower-onself-test(POST).See“Errormessages”on

    page229.

    3.VerifythatthelatestsystemBIOS(UEFIBIOS)foryourmodelhasbeeninstalled.

    4.Verifythepropermemorycongurationandcompatibilityincludingthemaximummemorysizeandthe

    memoryspeed.

    Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin“Replacingmemory”onpage135.

    5.Rundiagnosticprograms.See“Diagnosingproblems”onpage227.

    Modemandnetworking

    Thefollowingarethemostcommonmodemandnetworkingproblems:

    Modemproblems

    •Problem:Yourmodemapplicationdoesnotworkwiththebuilt-inmodem.

    Solution:MakesurethattheinternalmodemportisenabledbyopeningtheDeviceManageranddoing

    asfollows:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart.

    2.ClickControlPanel➙HardwareandSound.

    3.ClickDeviceManager.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.

    4.Double-clickModems.

    5.Right-clickthedevice,andclickEnable.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickPerformanceandMaintenance,andthenclickSystem.

    3.ClicktheHardwaretab,andthenclicktheDeviceManagerbutton.

    4.Double-clickModems.

    5.Right-clickthedevice,andclickEnable.

    Ifthemodemworkscorrectly,setthefollowingmodemsettingsbydoingthefollowing:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart.

    2.ClickControlPanel➙HardwareandSound.

    3.ClickPhoneandModemOptions.

    4.ClicktheModemstab.Thenameofthemodeminstalledinyourcomputerishighlighted.

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  • 5.ClickProperties.

    6.ClicktheChangesettingsbutton.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,

    typethepasswordorprovideconrmation.

    7.ClicktheModemtab.

    8.CleartheWaitfordialtonebeforedialingcheckbox.

    9.ClicktheAdvancedtab.

    10.ClicktheChangeDefaultPreferencesbutton.

    11.ForDataProtocol,selectDisabled.

    12.ForCompression,selectDisabled.

    13.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    14.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    15.ClicktheDialingRulestab.

    16.ClicktheEditbutton.

    17.Typetherequiredinformationineachtextbox,andthenclickeitherToneorPulse.

    18.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    19.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart.

    2.ClickControlPanel➙PrintersandOtherHardware.

    3.ClickPhoneandModemOptions.

    4.ClicktheModemstab.Thenameofthemodeminstalledinyourcomputerishighlighted.

    5.ClickProperties.

    6.ClicktheModemtab.

    7.CleartheWaitfordialtonebeforedialingcheckbox.

    8.ClicktheAdvancedtab.

    9.ClicktheChangeDefaultPreferencesbutton.

    10.ForDataProtocol,selectDisabled.

    11.Forcompression,selectDisabled.

    12.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    13.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    14.ClicktheDialingRulestab.

    15.ClicktheEditbutton.

    16.Typetherequiredinformationineachtextbox,andthenclickeitherToneorPulse.

    17.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    18.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    Runyourmodemapplicationagain.

    •Problem:TheModemonHold(MoH)functiondoesnotwork.

    Solution:UseatelephonelinethathastheCallwaitingfunctionandtheCallerIDfunction,whicheach

    countryorregionsetsindependently.

    ConnecttoanISPaccesspointthatiscompatiblewiththeMoHfunction.CheckwithyourISP.

    Tousethisfunction,starttheMoHapplicationbeforedialing.

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  • IfthetasktrayhasnoiconfortheMoHapplication,starttheapplicationasfollows:

    1.ClickStart.

    2.ClickAllPrograms➙NetWaiting➙NetWaiting.

    Iftheiconfortheapplicationisonthetasktray,makesurethatthefunctionisenabledasfollows:

    1.Right-clicktheMoHicononthetasktray.

    2.SelectSettings.

    3.MakesurethatthecheckboxforScreenallincomingcallsandprompttheuserorAcceptall

    incomingcallsisselected.

    4.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    Forfurtherinformation,double-clicktheMoHicononthetasktraytoopentheNetwaitingwindow;

    thenclickthe?mark.

    TheMoHfunctionhasbeentestedandshowntoworkintheUnitedStatesandCanada.Itmaynotwork

    correctlyinothercountries.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,clickShowhiddeniconsinthetaskbar.TheMoH

    iconisdisplayed.

    •Problem:ConnectingtoanISPtakeslongerwhentheFastConnectfunctionisused.Or,theconnection

    speedisslowwhentheFastConnectfunctionisenabled.

    Solution:TheFastConnectfunctionremembersthetelephonelineconditionofthepreviouscall.Itworks

    newhenyoucallthesametelephonenumberfromthesameplace.Ifyoucallthesametelephonenumber

    fromadifferentplace,however,ittakeslongertoconnecttotheline,ortheconnectionspeedisslow.To

    avoidthisproblem,disablethefunctionwhenyoucallthesametelephonenumberfromadifferentplace.

    Disablethefunctionasfollows:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart.

    2.ClickControlPanel➙HardwareandSound.

    3.ClickPhoneandModemOptions.

    4.ClicktheModemstab.Thenameofthemodeminstalledinyourcomputerishighlighted.

    5.ClickProperties.

    6.ClicktheChangesettingsbutton.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,

    typethepasswordorprovideconrmation.

    7.SelecttheAdvancedtab.

    8.Type+PQC=3intheExtrainitializationcommands:eld.

    9.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart.

    2.ClickControlPanel➙PrintersandOtherHardware.

    3.ClickPhoneandModemOptions.

    4.ClicktheModemstab.Thenameofthemodeminstalledinyourcomputerishighlighted.

    5.ClickProperties.

    6.SelecttheAdvancedtab.

    7.Type+PQC=3intheExtrainitializationcommands:eld.

    8.ClickOKtoclosethewindow.

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  • Ethernetproblems

    •Problem:Yourcomputercannotconnecttothenetwork.

    Solution:Makesurethat:

    –Thecableisinstalledproperly.

    ThenetworkcablemustbesecurelyconnectedbothtotheEthernetconnectorofyourcomputerand

    totheRJ45connectorofthehub.Themaximumallowabledistancefromthecomputertohubis

    100meters.Ifthecableisconnectedandthedistanceiswithinacceptablelimitsbuttheproblem

    persists,tryadifferentcable.

    –Youareusingthecorrectdevicedriver.

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart,andthenclickControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound.

    3.ClickDeviceManager.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,type

    thepasswordorprovideconrmation.

    4.Ifthe!markistotheleftoftheadapternameunderNetworkadapters,youmightnotusethe

    correctdriverorthedriverisnotenabled.Toupdatethedriver,right-clickthehighlightedadapter.

    5.ClickUpdateDriverSoftware,andthenfollowtheinstructionsonthescreen.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart,andthenclickControlPanel.

    2.ClickPerformanceandMaintenance,andthenclickSystem.

    3.ClicktheHardwaretab,andclicktheDeviceManagerbutton.

    4.IfthexmarkistotheleftoftheadapternameunderNetworkadapter,youmightnotusethe

    correctdriverorthedriverisnotenabled.Toupdatethedriver,right-clickthehighlightedadapter.

    5.ClickProperties.ThePropertieswindowappears.

    6.ClicktheDrivertab.

    7.ClicktheUpdateDriverbutton.TheUpdateDeviceDriverwizardappears.Followtheinstructions

    onthescreen.

    –Theswitchportandtheadapterhavethesameduplexsetting.

    Ifyouconguredtheadapterforfullduplex,makesuretheswitchportisalsoconguredforfull

    duplex.Settingthewrongduplexmodecandegradeperformance,causedataloss,orresultinlost

    connections.

    –Youhaveinstalledallnetworkingsoftwarethatisnecessaryforyournetworkenvironment.

    CheckwithyourLANadministratorforthenecessarynetworkingsoftware.

    •Problem:Theadapterstopsworkingfornoapparentreason.

    Solution:Thenetworkdriverlesmaybecorruptormissing.Updatethedriverbyreferringtothe

    “Solution”descriptionfortheproceduretomakesurethatthecorrectdevicedriverisinstalledinthe

    precedingproblem.

    •Problem:IfyourcomputerisaGigabitEthernetmodelandyouusetheaspeedof1000Mbps,the

    connectionfailsorerrorsoccur.

    Solution:

    –UseCategory5wiringandmakesurethatthenetworkcableissecurelyconnected.

    –Connecttoa1000BASE-Thub/switch(not1000BASE-X).

    •Problem:TheWakeonLAN(WOL)featureisnotworking.

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  • Solution:

    –MakesurethatWOLisenabledintheThinkPadSetup.

    –Ifitis,checkwithyourLANadministratorforthenecessarysettings.

    •Problem:IfyourcomputerisaGigabitEthernetmodel,itcannotconnecttothenetworkat1000Mbps.

    Instead,itconnectsat100Mbps.

    Solution:

    –Tryanothercable.

    –Makesurethatthelinkpartnerissettoauto-negotiate.

    –Makesurethattheswitchis802.3ab-compliant(gigabitovercopper).

    AwirelessLANproblem

    •Problem:Youcannotconnectusingthebuilt-inwirelessnetworkingcard.

    Solution:MakesurethatyourwirelessLANdriveristhelatestversioninstalled.ChecktheWebsiteand

    conrmthedriverversionsupportedbyAccessConnectionsisthelatestdocumentedintheREADMEle.

    Makesurethatyourcomputeriswithinrangeofawirelessaccesspoint.

    Makesurethatthewirelessradioisenabledbydouble-clickingtheAccessConnectionsiconinthe

    taskbar.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,clickShowhiddeniconsinthetaskbar.TheAccess

    Connectionsiconisdisplayed.Formoreinformationabouttheicon,seethehelpinformationsystemof

    AccessConnections.

    CheckNetworkName(SSID),andyourencryptioninformation.UseAccessConnectionstoverifythis

    case-sensitiveinformation.

    AwirelessWANproblem

    •Message:UnauthorizedWANcardispluggedin-PoweroffandremovetheWANcard.

    Solution:TheWANcardisnotsupportedonthiscomputer.Removeit.

    Note:Dependingonyourcomputer,somemodelsdonothaveawirelessWAN.

    Bluetoothproblems

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista

    •Problem:SounddoesnotcomefromtheBluetoothheadset/headphonebutcomesfromthelocal

    speakereventhoughtheheadset/headphoneisconnectedusingHeadsetproleorAVprole.

    Solution:Dothefollowing:

    1.Exittheapplicationthatusesthesounddevice(forexample,WindowsMediaPlayer).

    2.OpentheControlPanelbyclickingStart➙ControlPanel.

    3.ClickHardwareandSound➙Sound.

    4.SelectthePlaybacktab.

    5.IfyouareusingHeadsetprole,selectBluetoothHands-freeAudioandclicktheSetDefault

    button.IfyouareusingAVprole,selectStereoAudioandclicktheSetDefaultbutton.

    6.ClickOKtoclosetheSoundwindow.

    •Problem:PIM(PersonalInformationManager)itemssentfromWindows7andWindowsVistacannotbe

    receivedcorrectlyintotheaddressbookofanyotherBluetooth-enableddevice.

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  • Solution:Windows7andWindowsVistasendPIMitemsinXMLformat,butmostBluetooth-enabled

    deviceshandlePIMitemsinvCardformat.IfanotherBluetooth-enableddevicecanreceiveale

    throughBluetooth,aPIMitemsentfromWindows7andWindowsVistamightbesavedasalewith

    theextension.contact.

    ForWindowsXP

    Notes:IfyouareusingtheMicrosoftstandardBluetoothfeaturesandyouwanttoaccessinformationabout

    howtousetheBluetoothfunction,dothefollowing:

    1.PressFn+F5toturnonBluetooth.

    2.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    3.ClickPrintersandOtherHardware.

    4.ClickBluetoothDevices.

    5.ClicktheOptionstab.

    6.ClickLearnmoreaboutBluetoothSettings

    Note:IfyouareusingtheThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware,refertothefollowing

    instructions.

    Note:CheckyourconnectionanytimeandmakesurethatnootherBluetooth-enableddeviceissearchingfor

    thedevicetowhichyouwanttoconnect.SimultaneoussearchingisnotallowedintheBluetoothconnection.

    •Problem:YousearchforaBluetooth-enableddevicebyclickingViewdevicesinrangeinMyBluetooth

    Places,butyoucannotndanything.

    Solution:MakesurethatthedevicetowhichyouwanttoconnectisenabledfortheBluetoothconnection.

    Aftermakingsureoftheabove,turntheBluetoothpoweroffandthenonagain,orrestartyourcomputer.

    Thensearchforthedeviceagain.

    Note:IfyouareusingtheThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware,refertothefollowing

    instructions.

    •Problem:YoucannotconnecttoanyBluetooth-enableddevice.

    Solution:MakesurethatbothyourcomputerandthedeviceareturnedonandtheirBluetoothantennas

    areenabled.

    Aftermakingsureoftheabove,turntheBluetoothpoweroffandthenonagain,orrestartyourcomputer.

    Thenre-establishyourconnectiontothedevice.

    Iftheproblempersists,re-installtheBluetoothsoftwareandreestablishyourconnectiontothedevice.

    •Problem:YourcomputerisconnectedtoaBluetooth-enableddevice,butyoucannotuseanyofthe

    servicesofthatdevice.

    Solution:MakesurethatthedeviceisenabledfortheBluetoothconnection.

    1.Double-clicktheMyBluetoothPlacesicon.

    2.GotoBluetoothTasksandclickViewdevicesinrange.

    Ifyoucannotndthedevice,itmayhavestoppedresponding.Makesurethatitisenabledforthe

    Bluetoothconnection.Ifyoundit,connecttotheservicesyouwant.

    Ifyouaresurethatthedeviceisresponding,turntheBluetoothpoweroffandthenonagain,orrestart

    yourcomputer.Thentrytoconnectagain.

    •Problem:Youcannotpullabusinesscardfromtheconnectedcomputer.

    Solution:Makesurethattheconnectedcomputerhasitsowndefaultbusinesscardapplicationandthat

    thecardisreadyforcommunication.

    Makesurethatthesecuritysettingsontheconnectedcomputerallowyoutodownloadthebusinesscard.

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  • •Problem:Youcannotsendabusinesscardtotheconnectedcomputer.

    Solution:Makesurethatyourcomputerhasitsowndefaultbusinesscardapplicationandthatthecard

    isreadyforcommunication.

    Makesurethatthesecuritysettingsontheconnectedcomputerallowyoutouploadyourbusinesscard.

    •Problem:YourcomputerisconnectedtoaBluetooth-enabledcomputerthatworksasanFTPserver,

    butyoucannotseeanylesintheFTPserver.

    Solution:Checkthenewlysharedlesasfollows:

    1.InthemenuofMyBluetoothPlaces,clickView.

    2.ClickUpdate.Thestatusisupdatedinthewindow,sothatyoucancheckthenewlysharedles.

    Makesurethatthesharedfolderintheconnectedcomputercontainsthelesyouarelookingfor.

    Makesurethatthesecuritysettingsontheconnectedcomputerallowyoutoconnectandviewthe

    lesinthecomputer.

    •Problem:YourcomputerisconnectedtoaBluetooth-enabledcomputer,butyoucannotgainaccess

    tothenetwork.

    Solution:MakesurethattheBluetooth-enabledcomputerisconnectedtoanetwork.

    Makesurethattheconnectedcomputerhasbeensetuptoshareitsnetworkconnectivityandthatthe

    securitysettingsallowyoutoconnectandestablishtheremotenetworkaccess.

    •Problem:YourcomputercannotconnectaBluetooth-enabledcomputerthatusesserialportapplications.

    Solution:ReestablishaconnectionwiththeBluetooth-enabledcomputer,andtrytheserialconnection

    again.

    •Problem:Bluetoothserialportwasdisconnectedautomatically.

    Solution:Whenanyserial-basedconnectionisestablished,aninactivitytimerstarts.Ifnoapplication

    openstheport,theconnectionisendedautomatically.Thisisanormalcharacteristicoftheserial-based

    connectionandisnotadefect.IfyouneedtheBluetoothserialport,justreconnectit.

    •Problem:PIMSynchronizationfailedwithanerrormessage“TheSynchronizationwithxxx(Bluetooth

    devicename)failed.PIM(PersonalInformationManager)Interfacefailed.”

    Solution:Startamailapplication,andsetupyoure-mailaccount.OR,modifytheBluetoothconguration

    soasnottosynchronizee-mailitems,asfollows:

    1.Double-clickMyBluetoothPlaces.

    2.ClickBluetooth,andselectBluetoothSetupWizard.

    3.SelectIwanttoconguretheBluetoothservicesthatthiscomputerwillprovidetoremote

    devices.,andclickNext.

    4.SelectPIMSynchronization,andclickCongure.

    5.SelectDoNotSynchronizeinthee-mailsynchronizationselection,andclickOK.

    6.ClickFinishtoclosetheBluetoothServiceSelectionwindow.

    •Problem:ThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftwaredoesnotfunction.

    Solution:Dothefollowing:

    1.TurnonBluetoothbypressingFn+F5.

    2.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    3.ClickthePerformanceandMaintenanceicon.

    4.ClicktheSystemicon.

    5.ClicktheHardwaretab.

    6.ClicktheDeviceManagerbutton.TheDeviceManagerwindowopens.

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  • 7.Checkwhetherthewords“BluetoothDevice”appearinthedevicelistinginthewindow.

    Ifthewords“BluetoothRadio”appearinthedevicelisting,theMicrosoftBluetoothsoftwareisinstalled

    onyourcomputer.IfyouwanttouseThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware,youhaveto

    installitandthenreplacetheBluetoothdriver.Formoreinformation,see“UsingBluetooth”onpage51.

    •Problem:WhilelookingattheClassicViewoftheControlPanel,youseetwoBluetoothiconsinthe

    ControlPanel.

    Solution:IfyouhaveinstalledtheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftwarebefore,andyouareusingThinkPad

    BluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware,youmayndtwoBluetoothiconsintheControlPanel.One

    istheBluetoothCongurationiconforThinkPadBluetoothwithEnhancedDataRateSoftware,andthe

    otheristheBluetoothDevicesiconfortheMicrosoftBluetoothsoftware.

    •Problem:SounddoesnotcomefromtheBluetoothheadset/headphonebutcomesfromthelocal

    speakereventhoughtheheadset/headphoneisconnectedusingHeadsetproleorAVprole.

    Solution:Dothefollowing:

    1.Exittheapplicationthatusesthesounddevice(forexample,WindowsMediaPlayer).

    2.OpentheControlPanelbyclickingStart➙ControlPanel.

    3.Double-clickSoundsandAudioDevicestoopentheSoundsandAudioDevicesPropertieswindow.

    4.SelecttheAudiotab.

    5.IfyouareusingHeadsetprole,selectBluetoothAudioforbothSoundplaybackandSound

    recording.IfyouareusingAVprole,selectBluetoothHighQualityAudioforbothSoundplayback

    andSoundrecording.

    6.ClickOKtoclosetheSoundsandAudioDevicesPropertieswindow.

    Keyboardandotherpointingdevices

    Thefollowingarethemostcommonkeyboardandotherpointingdevicesproblems:

    UltraNavproblems

    •Problem:Thepointerdriftswhenthecomputeristurnedonorafteritresumesnormaloperation.

    Solution:ThepointermightdriftwhenyouarenotusingtheTrackPointduringnormaloperation.This

    isanormalcharacteristicoftheTrackPointandisnotadefect.Pointerdriftingmightoccurforseveral

    secondsunderthefollowingconditions:

    –Whenthecomputeristurnedon.

    –Whenthecomputerresumesnormaloperation.

    –WhentheTrackPointispressedforalongtime.

    –Whenthetemperaturechanges.

    Problem:TheTrackPointortouchpaddoesnotwork.

    Solution:MakesurethattheTrackPointortouchpadissettoEnabledintheUltraNavDeviceSetting.

    Note:ToopentheUltraNavDeviceSetting,pressFn+F8.

    Keyboardproblems

    •Problem:Allorsomekeysonthekeyboarddonotwork.

    Solution:Ifanexternalnumerickeypadisconnected:

    1.Turnoffthecomputer.

    2.Removetheexternalnumerickeypad.

    3.Turnonthecomputerandtryusingthekeyboardagain.

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  • Ifthekeyboardproblemisresolved,carefullyreconnecttheexternalnumerickeypad,externalkeyboard,

    makingsurethatyouhaveseatedtheconnectorsproperly.

    Iftheproblemremains,makesurethatthecorrectdevicedriverisinstalled.

    ForWindows7:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.ChangetheviewoftheControlPanelfromCategorytoLargeicons

    orSmallicons.

    2.ClickKeyboard.

    3.SelecttheHardwaretab.IntheDeviceProperties,makesurethattheDeviceStatusisThisdevice

    isworkingproperly.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound,andthenclickKeyboard.

    3.SelecttheHardwaretab.IntheDeviceProperties,makesurethattheDeviceStatusisThisdevice

    isworkingproperly.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickPrintersandOtherHardware,andthenclickKeyboard.

    3.SelecttheHardwaretab.IntheIntheDeviceProperties,makesurethattheDeviceStatusisThis

    deviceisworkingproperly.

    Ifkeysonthekeyboardstilldonotwork,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Problem:Anumberappearswhenyoutypealetter.

    Solution:Thenumericlockfunctionison.Todisableit,pressShift+ScrLkorFn+NmLk.

    •Problem:Allorsomekeysontheexternalnumerickeypaddonotwork.

    Solution:Makesurethattheexternalnumerickeypadiscorrectlyconnectedtothecomputer.

    Displayandmultimediadevices

    Thissectionincludesthemostcommondisplayandmultimediadevicesproblemswhicharecomputer

    screen,externalmonitor,audio,andopticaldrive.Checkthesetopicstolearnmoreinformation.

    Computerscreenproblems

    •Problem:Thescreenisblank.

    Solution:Dothefollowing:

    –PressFn+F7tobringuptheimage.

    Note:IfyouusetheFn+F7keycombinationtoapplyapresentationscheme,pressFn+F7atleast

    threetimesinthreeseconds,andtheimageisdisplayedonthecomputerscreen.

    –Ifyouareusingtheacpoweradapter,orusingthebatteryandthebatterystatusindicatorison(is

    green),pressFn+Hometomakethescreenbrighter.

    –Ifthesleep(standby)statusindicatorison(isgreen),pressFntoresumefromthesleep(standby)mode.

    –Iftheproblempersists,dotheSolutionintheproblembelow.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,itdoesnotsupportthepresentationscheme.

    •Problem:Thescreenisunreadableordistorted.

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  • Solution:Makesurethat:

    –Thedisplaydevicedriverisinstalledcorrectly.

    –Thescreenresolutionandcolorqualityarecorrectlyset.

    –Themonitortypeiscorrect.

    Tocheckthesesettings,doasfollows:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplayattheleft.

    3.SelectChangedisplaysettings.Checkwhetherthescreenresolutioniscorrectlyset.

    4.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    5.ClicktheAdaptertab.

    6.Makesurethatthecorrectdevicedrivernameisshownintheadapterinformationwindow.

    Note:Thedevicedrivernamedependsonthevideochipthathasbeeninstalledonyourcomputer.

    7.ClickthePropertiesbutton.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,type

    thepasswordorprovideconrmation.Checkthe“Devicestatus”boxandmakesurethedeviceis

    workingproperly.Ifnot,clicktheTroubleshootbutton.ClosethePropertieswindow.

    8.ClicktheMonitortab.Checkwhetherthecolorqualityiscorrectlyset,makesureotherinformation

    isalsocorrect.

    9.ClickthePropertiesbutton.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,type

    thepasswordorprovideconrmation.Checkthe“Devicestatus”boxandmakesurethedeviceis

    workingproperly.Ifnot,clicktheTroubleshootbutton.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplaySettingsandcheckwhetherthescreenresolutionandcolorqualityarecorrectlyset.

    3.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    4.ClicktheAdaptertab.

    5.Makesurethatthecorrectdevicedrivernameisshownintheadapterinformationwindow.

    Note:Thedevicedrivernamedependsonthevideochipthathasbeeninstalledonyourcomputer.

    6.ClickthePropertiesbutton.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,type

    thepasswordorprovideconrmation.Checkthe“Devicestatus”boxandmakesurethedeviceis

    workingproperly.Ifnot,clicktheTroubleshootbutton.

    7.ClicktheMonitortab.

    8.Makesuretheinformationiscorrect.

    9.ClickthePropertiesbutton.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,type

    thepasswordorprovideconrmation.Checkthe“Devicestatus”boxandmakesurethedeviceis

    workingproperly.Ifnot,clicktheTroubleshootbutton.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPropertiestoopentheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    2.ClicktheSettingstab.

    3.Checkwhetherthescreenresolutionandcolorqualityarecorrectlyset.

    4.ClickAdvanced.

    5.ClicktheAdaptertab.

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  • 6.Makesurethatthecorrectdevicedrivernameisshownintheadapterinformationwindow.

    Note:Thedevicedrivernamedependsonthevideochipthathasbeeninstalledonyourcomputer.

    7.ClickthePropertiesbutton.Checkthe“Devicestatus”boxandmakesurethedeviceisworking

    properly.Ifnot,clicktheTroubleshootbutton.

    8.ClicktheMonitortab.

    9.Makesuretheinformationiscorrect.

    10.ClickthePropertiesbutton.Checkthe“Devicestatus”boxandmakesurethedeviceisworking

    properly.Ifnot,clicktheTroubleshootbutton.

    •Problem:Incorrectcharactersappearonthescreen.

    Solution:Didyouinstalltheoperatingsystemorapplicationprogramcorrectly?Iftheyareinstalledand

    conguredcorrectly,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Problem:Thescreenstaysonevenafteryouturnoffyourcomputer.

    Solution:Pressandholdthepowerswitchfor4secondsorovertoturnoffyourcomputer;thenturn

    itonagain.

    •Problem:Missing,discolored,orbrightdotsappearonthescreeneverytimeyouturnonyourcomputer.

    Solution:ThisisanintrinsiccharacteristicoftheTFTtechnology.Yourcomputer'sdisplaycontains

    multiplethin-lmtransistors(TFTs).Asmallnumberofmissing,discolored,orbrightdotsonthescreen

    mightexistallthetime.

    Externalmonitorproblems

    •Problem:Theexternalmonitorisblank.

    Solution:Tobringuptheimage,pressFn+F7andselectthedesiredmonitor.Iftheproblempersists,

    dothefollowing:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortoanothercomputertomakesureitworks.

    2.Reconnecttheexternalmonitortoyourcomputer.

    3.Refertothemanualshippedwiththeexternalmonitortochecktheresolutionsandrefreshratesthat

    aresupported.

    –Iftheexternalmonitorsupportsthesameresolutionasthecomputerdisplayorahigherresolution,

    viewoutputontheexternalmonitororonboththeexternalmonitorandthecomputerdisplay.

    –Iftheexternalmonitorsupportsalowerresolutionthanthecomputerdisplay,viewoutputonthe

    externalmonitoronly.(Ifyouviewoutputontheboththecomputerdisplayandtheexternal

    monitor,theexternalmonitorscreenwillbeblankordistorted.)

    •Problem:Youcannotsetahigherresolutionthanthepresentoneonyourexternalmonitor.

    Solution:

    –Makesurethatmonitorinformationiscorrect.Dothefollowing:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.

    Note:Ifyourcomputercannotdetecttheexternalmonitor,clicktheDetectbutton.

    2.Clicktheiconforthedesiredmonitor(theMonitor-2iconisfortheexternalmonitor).

    3.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    4.ClicktheAdaptertab.

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  • 5.Makesurethatthecorrectdevicedrivernameisshownintheadapterinformationwindow.

    Note:Thedevicedrivernamedependsonthevideochipthathasbeeninstalledonyourcomputer.

    6.ClickOK.

    Iftheinformationisincorrect,reinstallthedevicedriver.Seebelowformoreinformation.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktopandclickPersonalize.

    2.ClickDisplaySettings.

    3.ClicktheAdvancedSettingsbutton.

    4.ClicktheAdaptertab.

    5.Makesurethatthecorrectdevicedrivernameisshownintheadapterinformationwindow.

    Note:Thedevicedrivernamedependsonthevideochipthathasbeeninstalledonyourcomputer.

    6.ClickOK.

    Iftheinformationisincorrect,reinstallthedevicedriver.Seebelowformoreinformation.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPropertiestoopentheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    2.ClicktheSettingstab.

    3.ClickAdvanced.

    4.ClicktheAdaptertab.

    5.Makesurethatthecorrectdevicedrivernameisshownintheadapterinformationwindow.

    Note:Thedevicedrivernamedependsonthevideochipthathasbeeninstalledonyourcomputer.

    6.ClickOK.

    Iftheinformationisincorrect,reinstallthedevicedriver.Seebelowformoreinformation.

    –Checkthemonitortypeand,ifnecessary,updatethedriverbydoingthefollowing:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoan

    electricaloutlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.

    Note:Ifyourcomputercannotdetecttheexternalmonitor,clicktheDetectbutton.

    4.Clicktheiconforthedesiredmonitor(theMonitor-2iconisfortheexternalmonitor).

    5.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    6.ClicktheMonitortab.Checkthemonitorinformationwindowtomakesurethatthemonitortype

    iscorrect.Ifitis,clickOKtoclosethewindow;otherwisedoasfollows.

    7.Ifmorethanonemonitortypeisdisplayed,selectGenericPnPMonitororGenericNon-PnP

    Monitor.

    8.ClickProperties.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.

    9.ClicktheDrivertab.

    10.ClickUpdateDriver.

    11.ClickBrowsemycomputerfordriversoftware,andthenclickLetmepickfromalistof

    devicedriversonmycomputer.

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  • 12.CleartheShowcompatiblehardwarecheckbox.

    13.SelectManufacturerandModelforyourmonitor.

    14.Afterupdatingthedriver,clickClose.

    15.SetResolution.

    Note:Tochangethecolorsettings,selecttheMonitortab,thensetColors.

    16.ClickOK.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoan

    electricaloutlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.PressFn+F7tochangethedisplayoutputlocationtotheexternalmonitor.

    Note:AfterpressingFn+F7,youwillneedtowaitforamomentbeforetheimageappears.

    4.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    5.ClickDisplaySettings.

    6.ClicktheAdvancedSettingsbutton.

    7.ClicktheMonitortab.Checkthemonitorinformationwindowtomakesurethatthemonitortype

    iscorrect.Ifitis,clickOKtoclosethewindow;otherwisedoasfollows.

    8.Ifmorethanonemonitortypeisdisplayed,selectGenericPnPMonitororGenericNon-PnP

    Monitor.

    9.ClickProperties.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.

    10.ClicktheDrivertab.

    11.ClickUpdateDriver.

    12.ClickBrowsemycomputerfordriversoftware,andthenclickLetmepickfromalistof

    devicedriversonmycomputer.

    13.CleartheShowcompatiblehardwarecheckbox.

    14.SelectManufacturerandModelforyourmonitor.

    15.Afterupdatingthedriver,clickClose.

    16.SetResolutionandColorsintheDisplaySettingswindow.

    17.ClickOK.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoan

    electricaloutlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.PressFn+F7tochangethedisplayoutputlocationtotheexternalmonitor.

    Note:AfterpressingFn+F7,youwillneedtowaitforamomentbeforetheimageappears.

    4.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPropertiestoopentheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    5.ClicktheSettingstab.

    6.ClickAdvanced.

    7.ClicktheMonitortab.Checkthemonitorinformationwindowtomakesurethatthemonitortype

    iscorrect.Ifitis,clickOKtoclosethewindow;otherwisedoasfollows.

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  • 8.Ifmorethanonemonitortypeisdisplayed,selectDefaultMonitor.

    9.ClickProperties.

    10.ClicktheDrivertab.

    11.ClickUpdateDriver.TheHardwareUpdateWizardappears.

    12.ClickNo,notthistime,andthenclickNext.

    13.SelectInstallfromalistorspeciclocation(Advanced),andthenclickNext.

    14.SelectDon'tsearch.Iwillchoosethedrivertoinstall,andthenclickNext.

    15.CleartheShowcompatiblehardwarecheckbox.

    16.SelectManufacturersandModelsforyourmonitor.

    17.Afterupdatingthedriver,clickOKtoclosethePropertieswindow.

    18.SetColorsandScreenareaintheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    19.ClickOK.

    •Problem:Thescreenisunreadableordistorted.

    Solution:Makesurethatthemonitorinformationiscorrect.(Refertothe“Solution”forsettingahigher

    resolutionontheexternalmonitor.)

    Makesurethattheappropriatemonitortypeisselected.(Refertothe“Solution”forsettingahigher

    resolutionontheexternalmonitor.)

    Makesurethatanappropriaterefreshrateisselectedbydoingthefollowing:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoanelectrical

    outlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.

    Note:Ifyourcomputercannotdetecttheexternalmonitor,clicktheDetectbutton.

    4.Clicktheiconforthedesiredmonitor(theMonitor-2iconisfortheexternalmonitor).

    5.ClickAdvancedSettings.

    6.ClicktheMonitortab.

    7.Selectthecorrectscreenrefreshrate.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoanelectrical

    outlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.PressFn+F7tochangethedisplayoutputlocationtotheexternalmonitor.

    Note:AfterpressingFn+F7,youwillneedtowaitforamomentbeforetheimageappears.

    4.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    5.ClickDisplaySettings.

    6.ClicktheAdvancedSettingsbutton.

    7.ClicktheMonitortab.

    8.Selectthecorrectscreenrefreshrate.

    ForWindowsXP:

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  • 1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoanelectrical

    outlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.PressFn+F7tochangethedisplayoutputlocationtotheexternalmonitor.

    Note:AfterpressingFn+F7,youwillneedtowaitforamomentbeforetheimageappears.

    4.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPropertiestoopentheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    5.ClicktheSettingstab.

    6.ClickAdvanced.

    7.ClicktheMonitortab.

    8.Selectthecorrectrefreshrate.

    •Problem:Wrongcharactersappearonthescreen.

    Solution:Didyoufollowthecorrectprocedureininstallingtheoperatingsystemorapplicationprogram?

    Ifyoudid,havetheexternalmonitorserviced.

    •Problem:TheExtenddesktopfunctiondoesnotwork.

    Solution:EnabletheExtenddesktopfunctionbydoingthefollowing:

    ForWindows7:

    1.Connecttheexternalmonitortothemonitorconnector,andthenconnectthemonitortoanelectrical

    outlet.

    2.Turnontheexternalmonitorandthecomputer.

    3.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.

    4.ClicktheMonitor-2icon.

    5.SelectExtendthesedisplaysforMultipledisplays.

    6.ClicktheMonitor-1icon(fortheprimarydisplay,thecomputerdisplay).

    7.SelecttheResolutionoftheprimarydisplay.

    8.ClicktheMonitor-2icon(fortheexternalmonitor).

    9.SelecttheResolutionofthesecondarydisplay.

    10.Settherelativepositionoftheeachmonitorbydraggingitsicon.Youcansetthemonitorsinany

    relativeposition,buttheiconsmusttoucheachother.

    11.ClickOKtoapplythechanges.

    Note:Tochangethecolorsettings,right-clickonthedesktop,andclickScreenresolution.Click

    AdvancedSettings,selecttheMonitortab,thensetColors.

    ForWindowsVista:

    1.Attachthecomputertoanexternalmonitor.

    2.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPersonalize.

    3.ClickDisplaySettings.

    4.ClicktheMonitor-2icon.

    5.SelecttheExtendthedesktopontothismonitorcheckbox.

    6.ClicktheMonitor-1icon(fortheprimarydisplay,thecomputerdisplay).

    7.SelecttheResolutionandColorsoftheprimarydisplay.

    8.ClicktheMonitor-2icon(fortheexternalmonitor).

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  • 9.SelecttheResolutionandColorsofthesecondarydisplay.

    10.Settherelativepositionoftheeachmonitorbydraggingitsicon.Youcansetthemonitorsinany

    relativeposition,buttheiconsmusttoucheachother.

    11.ClickOKtoapplythechanges.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Attachthecomputertoanexternalmonitor.

    2.Right-clickonthedesktop,andclickPropertiestoopentheDisplayPropertieswindow.

    3.ClicktheSettingstab.

    4.ClicktheMonitor-2icon.

    5.SelecttheExtendmyWindowsdesktopontothismonitorcheckbox.

    6.ClicktheMonitor-1icon(fortheprimarydisplay,thecomputerdisplay).

    7.Selectthescreenresolutionandcolorqualityoftheprimarydisplay.

    8.ClicktheMonitor-2icon(fortheexternalmonitor).

    9.Selectthescreenresolutionandcolorqualityofthesecondarydisplay.

    10.Settherelativepositionoftheeachmonitorbydraggingitsicon.Youcansetthemonitorsinany

    relativeposition,buttheiconsmusttoucheachother.

    11.ClickOKtoapplythechanges.

    •Problem:Displayswitchingdoesnotwork.

    Solution:IfyouusetheExtenddesktopfunction,disableit,andchangethedisplayoutputlocation.If

    aDVDmovieoravideoclipisplaying,stoptheplayback,closetheapplication,andthenchangethe

    displayoutputlocation.

    •Problem:IfyouusetheExtenddesktopfunction,youcannotsetahigherresolutionorhigherrefresh

    rateonthesecondarydisplay.

    Solution:Changetheresolutionandthecolordepthtolowersettingsfortheprimarydisplaybydoing

    thefollowing:

    ForWindows7:Changetheresolutiondepthtolowersettingsfortheprimarydisplay.Refertothe

    “Solution”for“TheExtenddesktopfunctiondoesnotwork”above.

    ForWindowsVista:UsingtheDisplaySettingswindow,changetheresolutionandthecolordepthto

    lowersettingsfortheprimarydisplay.TolaunchtheDisplaySettingswindow,refertothe“Solution”for

    “TheExtenddesktopfunctiondoesnotwork”above.

    ForWindowsXP:UsingtheDisplayPropertieswindow,changetheresolutionandthecolordepthtolower

    settingsfortheprimarydisplay.TolaunchtheDisplayPropertieswindow,refertothe“Solution”for“The

    Extenddesktopfunctiondoesnotwork”above.

    •Problem:Thescreenpositionontheexternalmonitorisincorrectwhenthatmonitorissetforahigh

    resolution.

    Solution:Sometimes,whenyouuseahighresolutionsuchas1600x1200,theimageisshiftedtoleft

    orrightonthescreen.Tocorrectthis,rstmakesurethatyourexternalmonitorsupportsthedisplay

    mode,thatis,theresolutionandtherefreshrate,thatyouhaveset.Ifitdoesnot,setadisplaymodethat

    themonitorsupports.Ifitdoessupportthedisplaymodeyouhaveset,gotothesetupmenuforthe

    monitoritselfandadjustthesettingsthere.Usuallytheexternalmonitorhasbuttonsforaccesstothe

    setupmenu.Fordetails,seethereferencemanualforthemonitor.

    Audioproblems

    •Problem:WaveorMIDIsounddoesnotplaycorrectly.

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  • Solution:Makesurethebuilt-inaudiodeviceisconguredcorrectly.

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound.

    3.ClickDeviceManager.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.

    4.Double-clickSound,videoandgamecontrollers(inWindowsVista,clickthe+markforSound,

    videoandgamecontrollers).

    5.Makesurethefollowingdeviceisenabledandconguredcorrectly:

    –ConexantCX20672SmartAudioHD

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickPerformanceandMaintenance

    3.ClickSystem.

    4.ClicktheHardwaretab,andthenclicktheDeviceManagerbutton.

    5.Clickthe+markforSound,videoandgamecontrollers.

    6.Makesurethefollowingdeviceisenabledandconguredcorrectly:

    –ConexantCX20672SmartAudioHD

    •Problem:RecordingsmadebyusingtheMicrophoneinputarenotloudenough.

    Solution:MakesurethatMicrophoneBoostisturnedonandsetasfollows:

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound.

    3.ClickSound.

    4.ClicktheRecordingtabintheSoundwindow.

    5.SelectMicrophone,andclickthePropertiesbutton.

    6.ClicktheLevelstab,andmovetheMicrophoneBoostsliderupwards.

    7.ClickOK.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.Double-clickthevolumeiconinthetaskbar.TheVolumeControlwindowopens.

    2.ClickOptions.

    3.ClickProperties.

    4.SelectConexantHDAudioinputintheMixerdevicelist.

    5.ClickOK.

    6.ClickOptions,andthenclickAdvancedControls.

    7.FindtheMicrophonevolumecontrol,andthenclickAdvanced.

    8.SelecttheMicrophoneboostcheckbox.

    9.ClickClose.

    Note:Fordetailsaboutcontrollingvolume,refertoyourWindowsonlinehelp.

    •Problem:Avolumeorbalanceslidercannotbemoved.

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  • Solution:Theslidermightbegrayedout.Thismeansthatitspositionisxedbythehardwareand

    cannotbechanged.

    •Problem:Thevolumeslidersdonotstayinplacewhensomeaudioapplicationsareused.

    Solution:Itisnormalforthesliderstochangepositionwhencertainsoundapplicationsareused.The

    applicationsareawareoftheVolumeMixerwindow(inWindowsXP,VolumeControlwindow)andare

    allowedtochangethesettingsthemselves.AnexampleistheWindowsMediaPlayer.Usuallythe

    applicationhasslidersavailabletocontrolthesoundfromwithintheapplication.

    •Problem:ThevolumeslidersdonotalltintheVolumeControlwindowinWindowsXP.

    Solution:PressCtrl+Skeyswhilethevolumecontrolisinfocus,andtoggletoasmallersize.

    •Problem:Thebalanceslidercannotcompletelymuteonechannel.

    Solution:Thecontrolisdesignedtocompensateforminordifferencesinbalanceanddoesnot

    completelymuteeitherchannel.

    •Problem:ThereisnovolumecontrolforMIDIsoundontheVolumeMixerwindow(inWindowsXP,

    VolumeControlwindow).

    Solution:Usethehardwarevolumecontrol.InWindowsXP ,usethehardwarevolumecontrolorthe

    WavevolumecontrolontheVolumeControlwindow.ThisisbecausetheBuilt-InSynthesizerSoftware

    doesnotsupportthecontrol.

    •Problem:ThesoundcannotbeturnedoffcompletelyevenifyousettheMastervolumecontrolat

    minimum.

    Solution:YoucanstillhearsomesoundeventhoughyouhavesettheMastervolumecontrolatminimum.

    Toturnoffthesoundcompletely,gototheMastervolumecontrolandselectMutespeakers(inWindows

    VistaandWindowsXP ,Mute).

    •Problem:Sounddoesnotcomefromaheadphoneoraspeaker,oryourcomputercannotrecordsounds

    whentheSmartAudioissettoMULTI-STREAMmode(WindowsVista).

    Solution:Toswitchfromonedevicetoanother(forexample,fromaspeakertoaheadphone,orfroman

    externalmicrophonetoabuilt-inmicrophone),doasfollows:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙HardwareandSound.

    2.ClicktheSmartAudioicon.TheSmartAudiowindowopens.

    3.MakesurethatyouareinMULTI-STREAMmodeintheAudioDirectorwindow.

    4.IntheVolumeMixerwindow,selectthedeviceyouwant-forexample,speakers.Ifyourcomputer

    isattachedtoaThinkPadMiniDockPlusoraThinkPadMiniDock,youcanalsoselectadevice

    fromthem.

    5.Playanysoundviaamusicprogram(forexample,WindowsMediaPlayer).Makesurethatsound

    comesfromspeakersnow.

    6.Then,ifyouwouldliketoswitchtoaheadphone,closethemusicprogram.

    7.GototheVolumeMixerwindow.Thenselectanotherdevice,whichisnowtheheadphone.

    8.Playanysoundviathemusicprogram.Makesurethatsoundcomesfromaheadphoneattached

    directlytothesystem.

    Fordetails,refertotheHelpforSmartAudio.

    Note:IntheVolumeMixerwindowofSmartAudio,acheckmarkbytheentryforadevice,suchas

    speakersforaplaybackdevice,orabuilt-inmicrophoneforarecordingdevice,showsthatthedevice

    hasbeenselected.

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  • •Problem:Whenyouconnectaheadphonetoyourcomputerwhileplayingsound,aspeakerdoesnot

    producesoundintheMULTI-STREAMmodeatSmartAudio(Windows7).

    Solution:Oncetheheadphoneisattached,thestreamingisautomaticallyredirectedtoit.Ifyouwant

    tolistentosoundfromthespeakersagain,besuretosetthosespeakersasthedefaultdevice.The

    procedureisasfollows:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel➙AllControlPanelItems.

    2.ClicktheSmartAudioicon.TheSmartAudiowindowopens.

    3.Lookattheplaybackdevices.Ifyouhaveattachedaheadphone,theheadphonewillbeautomatically

    setasthedefaultdevice,andtheiconforthatheadphonewillbechecked.

    4.Tosetadifferentdeviceasthedefault,justdouble-clicktheiconforthosespeakers.Thaticon

    willnowhaveacheckmark.

    5.PlayanysoundbyuseofamusicprogramsuchasWindowsMediaPlayer.Makesurethatsound

    comesfromthespeakers.

    Fordetails,refertotheHelpforSmartAudio.

    Fingerprintreaderproblems

    •Problem:Thesurfaceofthereaderisdirty,stained,orwet.

    Solution:Gentlycleanthesurfaceofthereaderwithadry,soft,lint-freecloth.

    •Problem:Thereaderoftenfailstoenrollorauthenticateyourngerprint.

    Solution:Ifthesurfaceofthereaderisdirty,stained,orwet,gentlycleanthesurfaceofthereader

    withadry,soft,lint-freecloth.

    Ifyourngerhasanyofthefollowingconditions,youmaynotbeabletoregisterorauthenticateit:

    –Yourngeriswrinkled.

    –Yourngerisrough,dry,orinjured.

    –Yourngerisverydry.

    –Yourngerisstainedwithdirt,mud,oroil.

    –Thesurfaceofyourngerisverydifferentfromwhenyouenrolledyourngerprint.

    –Yourngeriswet.

    –Angerisusedthathasnotbeenenrolled.

    Toimprovethesituation,trythefollowing:

    –Cleanorwipeyourhandstoremoveanyexcessdirtormoisturefromthengers.

    –Enrollanduseadifferentngerforauthentication.

    –Ifyourhandsaretoodry,applylotiontothem.

    Batteryandpower

    Thissectiontellswhattodoifyouhaveabatteryandpowerproblem.

    Thissectionincludesvetopics:Battery,acpoweradapter,Power,Powerbutton,StartupandSleep

    (standby)andhibernation.Checkthesetopicstondtherelatedinformation.

    Batteryproblems

    •Problem:Thebatterypackcannotbefullychargedbythepower-offmethodinthestandardcharge

    timeforyourcomputer.

    Solution:Thebatterypackmightbeover-discharged.Dothefollowing:

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  • 1.Turnoffthecomputer.

    2.Makesurethattheover-dischargedbatterypackisinthecomputer.

    3.Connecttheacpoweradaptertothecomputerandletitcharge.

    IftheoptionalQuickChargerisavailable,useittochargetheover-dischargedbatterypack.

    Ifthebatterypackcannotbefullychargedin24hours,useanewbatterypack.

    •Problem:Yourcomputershutsdownbeforethebatterystatusindicatorshowsempty,-or-Your

    computeroperatesafterthebatterystatusindicatorshowsempty.

    Solution:Dischargeandrechargethebatterypack.

    •Problem:Theoperatingtimeforafullychargedbatterypackisshort.

    Solution:Dischargeandrechargethebatterypack.Ifyourbattery'soperatingtimeisstillshort,usea

    newbatterypack.

    •Problem:Thecomputerdoesnotoperatewithafullychargedbatterypack.

    Solution:Thesurgeprotectorinthebatterypackmightbeactive.Turnoffthecomputerforoneminuteto

    resettheprotector;thenturnonthecomputeragain.

    •Problem:Thebatterypackcannotbecharged.

    Solution:Youcannotchargethebatterywhenitistoohot.Ifthebatteryfeelshot,removeitfromthe

    computerandallowittocooltoroomtemperature.Afteritcools,reinstallitandrechargethebattery.Ifit

    stillcannotbecharged,haveitserviced.

    ACpoweradapterproblems

    •Problem:Theacpoweradapterisconnectedtothecomputerandtheworkingelectricaloutlet,butthe

    poweradapter(powerplug)iconisnotdisplayedinthetaskbar.Alsotheacpowerindicatordoes

    notlightup.

    Solution:Doasfollows:

    1.Makesurethattheconnectionoftheacpoweradapteriscorrect.Forconnectingtheacpower

    adapter,seetheSetupInstructionsmanualincludedintheshippingcontentsofyourcomputer.

    2.Iftheabovestepiscorrect,turnoffthecomputer,thendisconnecttheacpoweradapteranduninstall

    themainbattery.

    3.Reinstallthebatteryandreconnecttheacpoweradapter,thenturnonthecomputer.

    4.Ifthepoweradaptericonstilldoesnotappearonthetaskbarandtheacpowerindicatordoesnot

    lightup,havetheacpoweradapterandyourcomputerserviced.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,todisplaythepoweradapter(powerplug)icon,click

    Showhiddeniconsinthetaskbar.

    Powerproblems

    Printtheseinstructionsnowandkeepitwithyourcomputerforreferencelater.

    Ifyourcomputerisgettingnopoweratall,checkthefollowingitems:

    1.Verifythepowerswitch.Referto“System-statusindicators”onpage14.Thepowerswitchis

    illuminatedwheneverthecomputerison.

    2.Checkallpowerconnections.Removeanypowerstripsandsurgeprotectorstoconnecttheacpower

    adapterdirectlytotheacpoweroutlet.

    3.Inspecttheacpoweradapter.Checkforanyphysicaldamage,andmakesurethatthepowercableis

    rmlyattachedtotheadapterbrickandthecomputer.

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  • 4.Verifytheacpowersourceisworkingbyattachinganotherdevicetotheoutlet.

    5.RemovethecomputerfromaThinkPadPortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3,orThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W).Referto“DetachingaThinkPad

    PortReplicatorSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,orThinkPad

    MiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)”onpage188.

    6.Removealldevicesandthentestforsystempowerwithminimaldevicesattached.

    a.Disconnecttheacpoweradapterandallcablesfromthecomputer.

    b.Closethecomputerdisplay,andturnthecomputerover.

    c.Removethebattery.Referto“Replacingthebattery”onpage119.

    d.Removethememory(SO-DIMM).Referto“Replacingmemory”onpage135.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalled

    anddonotreplacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin

    “Increasingorreplacingmemory(W520)”onpage139

    .

    e.RemovethePCIExpressMiniCard.Referto“InstallingandreplacingthePCIExpressMiniCardfor

    wirelessLAN/WiMAXconnection”onpage151.

    f.RemovetheUltrabaydevices.Referto“Replacingthedevice”onpage170.

    g.Removetheharddiskdriveandsolidstatedrive.Referto“Replacingtheharddiskdrive”onpage

    126and“Replacingthesolidstatedrive”onpage166.

    h.Waitfor30seconds,andthenreinstalltheSO-DIMMandtheknowngoodbatteryortheacpower

    adaptertotestthecomputerwithminimaldevicesattachedrst.

    Note:Ifyourcomputerisadual-coreprocessormodel,twoDummyDIMMcardsarepreinstalled

    anddonotreplacetheDummyDIMMcardswithSO-DIMMs.Fordetails,refertotheinstructionsin

    “Increasingorreplacingmemory(W520)”onpage139

    .

    i.Reinstalleachdeviceoneatatimethatyouhaveremovedintheearliersteps.

    Ifyourcomputerdoesnotrunonbatterypower,checkthefollowingitems:

    1.Removeandreseatthebatterytomakesurethatitisproperlyconnected.Referto“Replacingthe

    battery”onpage119.

    2.Swapbatterieswithanothersimilarmodel,ifavailable.

    IfanothersimilarThinkPadmodelisavailable,thenverifythatthebatterypackworksintheother

    computerandthatthebatterypackfortheothermodelworksinthiscomputer.

    3.Verifythebattery-statusindicator.Referto“Power-statusindicators”onpage15.

    Thebattery-statusindicatorisnormallyilluminatedwheneverthebatteryisinstalledandthecomputeris

    on,ortheacpoweradapterisconnectedandthebatteryischarging.Thisindicatormaybeblinkingor

    solidineitherorangeorgreencolordependingonthestatusofthebattery.

    Apowerbuttonproblem

    •Problem:Thesystemdoesnotrespond,andyoucannotturnoffthecomputer.

    Solution:Turnoffthecomputerbypressingandholdingthepowerbuttonfor4secondsormore.Ifthe

    systemisstillnotreset,removetheacpoweradapterandthebattery.

    Startupproblems

    Printtheseinstructionsnowandkeepthemwithyourcomputerforreferencelater.

    Ifyoureceiveanerrormessagebeforetheoperatingsystemloads,checkthefollowingitem:

    •Followtheappropriatecorrectiveactionsforpower-onself-test.See“Errormessages”onpage229.

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  • Ifyoureceiveanerrormessagewhiletheoperatingsystemisloadingthedesktopcongurationafterthe

    POSTiscompleted,checkthefollowingitems:

    1.GototheLenovoSupportWebsiteathttp://support.lenovo.comandsearchfortheerrormessage.

    2.GototheMicrosoftKnowledgeBasehomepageathttp://support.microsoft.com/andsearchforthe

    errormessage.

    Sleep(standby)andhibernationproblems

    •Problem:Thecomputerenterssleep(standby)modeunexpectedly.

    Solution:Iftheprocessoroverheats,thecomputerautomaticallyentersleep(standby)modetoallow

    thecomputertocoolandtoprotecttheprocessorandotherinternalcomponents.Checkthesettings

    forsleep(standby)mode,usingPowerManager.

    •Problem:Thecomputerenterssleep(standby)mode(thesleep/standbyindicatorturnson)immediately

    afterPower-onself-test.

    Solution:Makesurethat:

    –Thebatteryischarged.

    –Theoperatingtemperatureiswithintheacceptablerange.Referto“Features”onpage20,

    “Specications”onpage21

    ,and“Operatingenvironment”onpage22.

    Ifthebatteryischargedandthetemperatureiswithinrange,havethecomputerserviced.

    •Problem:The“criticallow-batteryerror”messageappears,andthecomputerimmediatelyturnsoff.

    Solution:Thebatterypowerisgettinglow.Connecttheacpoweradaptertothecomputerandplugit

    intoanelectricaloutlet,orreplacethebatterywithachargedone.

    •Problem:ThecomputerdisplayremainsblankafteryoupressFntoreturnfromsleep(standby)mode.

    Solution:Checkwhetheranexternalmonitorwasdisconnectedorturnedoffwhilethecomputerwas

    insleep(standby)mode.Ifyoudisconnectedorturnedofftheexternalmonitor,connectitorturniton

    beforeresumingthecomputerfromthesleep(standby)mode.Whenresumingthecomputerfromthe

    sleep(standby)modewithoutattachingtheexternalmonitororturningiton,andthecomputerdisplay

    remainsblank,pressFn+F7tobringupthecomputerdisplay.

    Note:IfyouareusingFn+F7toapplyapresentationscheme,youwillneedtopressFn+F7atleastthree

    timesinthreesecondstobringupthecomputerdisplay.

    Note:IfyourcomputerisaWindows7model,itdoesnotsupportthepresentationscheme.

    •Problem:Thecomputerdoesnotreturnfromsleep(standby)mode,orthesleep(standby)indicatorstays

    onandthecomputerdoesnotwork.

    Solution:Ifthesystemdoesnotreturnfromsleep(standby)mode,itmayhaveenteredsleep(standby)or

    hibernationmodeautomaticallybecausethebatteryisdepleted.Checkthesleep(standby)indicator.

    –Ifthesleep(standby)indicatorison,yourcomputerisinsleep(standby)mode.Connecttheac

    poweradaptertothecomputer;thenpressFn.

    –Ifthesleep(standby)indicatorisoff,yourcomputerisinhibernationmodeorpower-offstate.Connect

    theacpoweradaptertothecomputer;thenpressthepowerbuttontoresumeoperation.

    Ifthesystemstilldoesnotreturnfromsleep(standby)mode,yoursystemmaystoprespondingandyou

    maynotbeabletoturnoffthecomputer.Inthiscase,youneedtoresetthecomputer.Ifyouhavenot

    savedyourdata,itmaybelost.Toresetthecomputer,pressandholdthepowerbuttonfor4secondsor

    more.Ifthesystemisstillnotreset,removetheacpoweradapterandthebattery.

    •Problem:Yourcomputerdoesnotentersleep(standby)orhibernationmode.

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  • Solution:Checkwhetheranyoptionhasbeenselectedtodisableyourcomputerfromenteringsleep

    (standby)orhibernationmode.

    Ifyourcomputertriestoentersleep(standby)modebuttherequestisrejected,thedeviceintheUSB

    connectormightbedisabled.Ifthisoccurs,doahot-unplug-and-plugoperationfortheUSBdevice.

    •Problem:TheFn+F12keycombinationdoesnotmakethecomputerenterhibernationmode.

    Solution:Thecomputercannotenterhibernationmode:

    –IfthehibernationmodeisnotenabledinWindowsXP.Toenableit,doasfollows:

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart➙Controlpanel.

    2.ClickPerformanceandMaintenance.

    3.ClickPowerOptions.

    4.ClicktheHibernatetab.

    5.ClicktheEnablehibernationcheckbox.

    6.ClickOK.

    IfyouwanttobeabletoenterhibernationmodebypressingFn+F12,youneedtoinstallThinkPad

    PMdriver.

    •Problem:Thebatterydischargesslightlywhilethecomputerisinhibernationmode.

    Solution:Ifthewakeupfunctionisenabled,thecomputerconsumessmallamountofpower.Thisisnot

    adefect.Fordetails,referto“Power-savingmodes”onpage45.

    Drivesandotherstoragedevices

    Thissectionincludesthreedriveproblemswhichareharddiskdrive,solidstatedrive,andopticaldrive.

    Harddiskdriveproblems

    •Problem:Theharddiskdrivemakesarattlingnoiseintermittently.

    Solution:Therattlingnoisemightbeheard:

    –Whentheharddiskdrivebeginsornishesgettingaccesstodata.

    –Whenyoucarrytheharddiskdrive.

    –Whenyoucarryyourcomputer.

    Thisisanormalcharacteristicofaharddiskdriveandisnotadefect.

    •Problem:Theharddiskdrivedoesnotwork.

    Solution:InthestartupmenuoftheThinkPadSetupprogram,makesurethattheharddiskdriveis

    includedinthe“Bootpriorityorder”list.Ifitisincludedinthe“Excludedfrombootorder”list,itis

    disabled.SelecttheentryforitinthelistandpresstheShift+1key.Thismovestheentrytothe“Boot

    priorityorder”list.

    •Problem:Aftersettingaharddiskpasswordontheharddiskdriveofthecomputer,youmovedthedrive

    toanothercomputer.Nowyoucannotunlocktheharddiskpassword.

    Solution:Yourcomputersupportsanenhancedpasswordalgorithm.Computersolderthanyoursmay

    notsupportsuchasecurityfunction.

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  • Solidstatedriveproblems

    •Problem:WhenyoucompresslesorfoldersbyuseofthedatacompressionfunctioninWindows,and

    thendecompressthem,theprocessofwritingtoorreadingfromthelesorfoldersisslow.

    Solution:ApplythediskdefragmentationtoolinWindowsforfasteraccesstothedata.

    Opticaldriveproblems

    •Problem:Theopticaldrive,suchasaCD,DVD,orCD-RWdrive,doesnotwork.

    Solution:MakesurethatthecomputeristurnedonandaCD,DVD,orCD-RWisproperlyloadedonthe

    centerpivotofthedrive.(Youshouldhearaclick.)

    Makesurethatthedriveconnectorisrmlyconnectedtothecomputer.Ifyouuseanoptionthathasabay

    forinstallingthedrive,makesurethattheoptionisrmlyconnectedtothecomputerandworksproperly.

    Makesurethatthedrivetrayisrmlyclosed.

    Makesurethatthedevicedriversarecorrectlyinstalled.

    •Problem:YouhearanoisefromthedrivewhentheCD,DVD,orCD-RWisspinning.

    Solution:Ifthediscisnotproperlyloadedonthecenterpivotofthedrive,itmayrubagainstthedrive

    coverandmakeanoise.Makesurethatthediscisloadedproperlyinthedrive.

    •Problem:Thetraydoesnotopenevenifyoupresstheejectbutton.

    Solution:Whenyourcomputerisnotturnedon,pressingtheejectbuttondoesnotcausethedrivetray

    toopen.Makesurethatthecomputeristurnedonandthatthedriveconnectorisrmlyconnected

    tothecomputer.

    Ifthetraystilldoesnotopen,makesurethatthecomputerisrunning,andinserttheendofastraightened

    paperclipintotheemergencyejecthole.Thetraywillopen.

    •Problem:Anopticalmedium,suchasaCD,aDVD,oraCD-RW,cannotberead.

    Solution:MakesurethattheCD,DVD,orCD-RWisnotdirty.Ifitis,cleanitwithacleanerkit.

    TestanotherCD,DVD,orCD-RW.IfthecomputercanreadtheotherCD,DVD,orCD-RW,therst

    CD,DVD,orCD-RWmightbedefective

    MakesurethattheCD,DVD,orCD-RWisloadedonthecenterpivotofthedrivewiththelabelside

    up.(Youshouldhearaclick.)

    MakesurethattheCD,DVD,orCD-RWisinoneofthefollowingformats:

    –MusicCD

    –CD-ROMorCD-ROMXA

    –MultisessionphotoCD

    –VideoCD

    –DVD-ROM(DVD-video)

    •Problem:WhenyoutrytowritetoaDVD-RAMdiscthathasbeenloadedintoaDVD-RAM/CD-RW

    combinationdriveonyourcomputer,thefollowingerrormessagemaybedisplayed:“Thediscinthe

    driveisnotawritableCDoritisfull.Pleaseinsertablank,writableCDintodriveD:\,orinsertadiscwith

    enoughfreespacetoholdallthelesyouhaveselectedforwritingtoCD.”inWindowsXP.

    Solution:BeforeyouwritetoaDVD-RAMdisc,enablethewritingfunctionasfollows:

    1.ClickStart➙MyComputer.

    2.Right-clickDVD-RAMdrive.Amenuforthedriveisdisplayed.TheDVD-RAMdriveisdisplayedin

    theDeviceswithRemovableStoragecategory.

    3.ClickProperties.

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  • 4.ClicktheRecordingtab.

    5.ClearthecheckboxforEnableCDrecordingonthisdrive.

    6.ClickOK.

    YoucangetdetailedinformationfromtheMoreInformationsectionoftheMicrosoftKnowledgeBase

    826510.VisittheMicrosoftKnowledgeBasehomepageathttp://support.microsoft.com/,typethe

    numberoftheknowledgebasearticleyouneedinthesearcheld,andclicktheSearchbutton.

    •Problem:WhenyoutrytowritetoaDVD-RWdiscthathasbeenloadedintoaDVD-RAM/CD-RW

    combinationdriveonyourcomputer,youcannotwritetoit,andthefollowingerrormessagemaybe

    displayed:“ThediscinthedriveisnotawritableCDoritisfull.Pleaseinsertablank,writableCDinto

    driveD:\,orinsertadiscwithenoughfreespacetoholdallthelesyouhaveselectedforwritingto

    CD.”inWindowsXP .

    Solution:TowritetoaDVD-RWdisc,useapreinstalledsoftwareapplicationsuchasRecordNowonyour

    computer.YoucannotwritetothediscwithonlyaWindowsoperatingsystem,becausetheoperating

    systemdoesnothavethefunctiontoenablewritingtothedisc.

    •Problem:ThecomputercannotplayaCD,orthesoundqualityisnotgood.

    Solution:Besurethatthediskmeetsthestandardsforyourcountry.Usually,adiskthatmeetsthelocal

    standardsismarkedwithaCDlogoonthelabel.Ifyouuseadiscthatdoesnotmeetthesestandards,we

    cannotguaranteethatitwillplay,orthat,ifitdoesplay,thesoundqualitywillbegood.

    •Problem:WinDVD8hasanHDDVDtab,butIcannotuseit.

    Solution:YourcomputerdoesnotsupportanHDDVDdrive.

    •Problem:OtherproblemsinWindowsXP.

    Solution:ForinformationontheapplicationforrunningaDVD-ROM,refertotheInterVideoWinDVDHelp

    Guidelines.Toopentheguidelines,clickStartandmovethepointertoAllProgramsandInterVideo

    WinDVD;thenclickInterVideoWinDVD.Youcanclickthe?ontheInterVideoWinDVDwindow.

    Softwareproblems

    •Problem:Anapplicationdoesnotruncorrectly.

    Solution:Makesurethattheproblemisnotbeingcausedbytheapplication.

    Checkthatyourcomputerhastheminimumrequiredmemorytoruntheapplication.Refertothemanuals

    suppliedwiththeapplication.

    Checkthefollowing:

    –Theapplicationisdesignedtooperatewithyouroperatingsystem.

    –Otherapplicationsruncorrectlyonyourcomputer.

    –Thenecessarydevicedriversareinstalled.

    –Theapplicationworkswhenitisrunonsomeothercomputer.

    Ifanerrormessageappearswhileyouareusingtheapplicationprogram,refertothemanualssupplied

    withtheapplication.

    Iftheapplicationstilldoesnotruncorrectly,contactyourplaceofpurchaseoraservicerepresentativefor

    help.

    Portsandconnectors

    Thissectionincludesthemostcommonportsandconnectorsproblems:UniversalSerialBus,anddocking

    stationorportreplication.

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  • UniversalSerialBusproblems

    •Problem:AdeviceconnectedtotheUSBconnectordoesnotwork.

    Solution:OpentheDeviceManagerwindow.MakesurethattheUSBdevicesetupiscorrect,andthat

    theassignmentofcomputerresourceandtheinstallationofthedevicedriverarecorrect.

    ForWindows7andWindowsVista:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickHardwareandSound.

    3.ClickDeviceManager.Ifyouarepromptedforanadministratorpasswordorconrmation,typethe

    passwordorprovideconrmation.

    ForWindowsXP:

    1.ClickStart➙ControlPanel.

    2.ClickPerformanceandMaintenance,andclickSystem.

    3.ClicktheHardwaretab,andclicktheDeviceManagerbutton.

    Referto“Diagnosingproblems”onpage227andrunadiagnostictestoftheUSBconnector.

    Adockingstationorportreplicatorproblem

    •Problem:Thecomputerdoesnotstartwhenyoutrytoturniton,anddoesnotrespondwhenyoutry

    toresumeoperation.

    Solution:Makesurethat:

    –Theacpoweradapterisconnectedtothedockingstationortheportreplicator.

    –ThedockingindicatoroftheThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3,theThinkPadMiniDockSeries3,orthe

    ThinkPadMiniDockPlusSeries3(170W)ison.

    –Thecomputerissecurelyattachedtothedockingstationortheportreplicator.

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  • Chapter11.Gettingsupport

    ThereismoretoowningaThinkPadnotebookthanhavingapowerful,portablecomputer.Thischapter

    offersinformationaboutwhentocommunicatewithLenovoandhowbesttodoit.

    •“BeforeyoucontactLenovo”onpage259

    •“Gettinghelpandservice”onpage260

    •“Purchasingadditionalservices”onpage261

    BeforeyoucontactLenovo

    Often,youcansolveyourcomputerproblemsbyreferringtotheinformationintheexplanationsoferror

    codes,runningdiagnosticprogramsorbyconsultingtheThinkPadWebsite.

    Registeryourcomputer

    RegisteryourThinkPadproductswithLenovo.Goto:http://www.lenovo.com/register.Thiscanhelp

    authoritiesreturnyourcomputertoyouifitislostorstolen.RegisteringyourcomputeralsoenablesLenovo

    tonotifyyouaboutpossibletechnicalinformationandupgrades.

    Formoreinformationaboutregisteringyourcomputer,referto“Registeryourcomputer”onpage29.

    Downloadsystemupdates

    Downloadingupdatedsoftwaremightresolveproblemsyouexperiencewithyourcomputer.

    Todownloadupdatedsoftware,gotothisWebsiteathttp://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers,andfollow

    theinstructionsonthescreen.

    Recordinformation

    BeforeyoutalktoaLenovorepresentative,recordthefollowingimportantinformationaboutyourcomputer.

    Recordproblemsymptomsanddetails

    Collecttheanswerstothequestionsbelowbeforeyoucallforhelp.Then,youwillbeabletogethelp

    asquicklyaspossible.

    •Whatistheproblem?Isitcontinuousorintermittent?

    •Isthereanerrormessagethatappears?Whatistheerrorcode,ifany?

    •Whatoperatingsystemareyouusing?Whichversion?

    •Whichsoftwareapplicationswererunningatthetimeoftheproblem?

    •Cantheproblembereproduced?Ifso,how?

    Recordsysteminformation

    Theserialnumberlabelisonthebottomofyourcomputer.Recordthemachinetypeandtheserialnumber.

    •WhatisthenameofyourLenovoproduct?

    •Whatisthemachinetype?

    •Whatistheserialnumber?

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    259

  • Gettinghelpandservice

    Ifyouneedhelp,service,technicalassistance,orjustwantmoreinformationaboutLenovoproducts,you

    willndawidevarietyofsourcesavailablefromLenovotoassistyou.Thissectioncontainsinformation

    aboutwheretogoforadditionalinformationaboutLenovoandourproducts,whattodoifyouexperiencea

    problemwithyourcomputer,andwhomtocallforserviceshoulditbenecessary.

    Informationaboutyourcomputerandpreinstalledsoftware,ifany,isavailableinthedocumentationthat

    comeswithyourcomputer.Thatdocumentationincludesprintedbooks,onlinebooks,READMEles,and

    helples.Inaddition,informationaboutLenovoproductsisavailableontheWorldWideWeb.

    MicrosoftServicePacksarethelatestsoftwaresourceforWindowsproductupdates.Theyareavailablevia

    Webdownload(connectionchargesmayapply)orviadisc.Formorespecicinformationandlinks,please

    gotohttp://www.microsoft.com.LenovooffersUpandRunningtechnicalassistancewithinstallationof,or

    questionsrelatedto,ServicePacksforyourLenovo-preloadedMicrosoftWindowsproduct.Forinformation,

    pleasecontacttheCustomerSupportCenter.

    Usingdiagnosticprograms

    Manycomputerproblemscanbesolvedwithoutoutsideassistance.Ifyouexperienceaproblemwithyour

    computer,therstplacetostartisthetroubleshootinginformationofyourcomputerdocumentation.Ifyou

    suspectasoftwareproblem,seethedocumentation,includingREADMElesandonlinehelp,thatcomes

    withtheoperatingsystemorapplicationprogram.

    ThinkPadnotebookscomewithasetofdiagnosticprogramsthatyoucanusetohelpyouidentifyhardware

    problems.See“Diagnosingproblems”onpage227forinstructionsonusingthediagnosticprograms.

    Thetroubleshootinginformationorthediagnosticprogramsmighttellyouthatyouneedadditionalor

    updateddevicedriversorothersoftware.LenovomaintainspagesontheWorldWideWebwhereyoucan

    getthelatesttechnicalinformationanddownloaddevicedriversandupdates.

    LenovoSupportWebsite

    TechnicalsupportinformationisavailableontheLenovoSupportWebsiteat:

    http://support.lenovo.com

    ThisWebsiteisupdatedwiththelatestsupportinformationsuchasthefollowing:

    •Driversandsoftware

    •Diagnosticsolutions

    •Productandservicewarranty

    •Productandpartsdetails

    •Userguidesandmanuals

    •Knowledgebaseandfrequentlyaskedquestions

    CallingLenovo

    Ifyouhavetriedtocorrecttheproblemyourselfandstillneedhelp,duringthewarrantyperiod,youcan

    gethelpandinformationbytelephonethroughtheCustomerSupportCenter.Thefollowingservicesare

    availableduringthewarrantyperiod:

    •Problemdetermination-Trainedpersonnelareavailabletoassistyouwithdeterminingifyouhavea

    hardwareproblemanddecidingwhatactionisnecessarytoxtheproblem.

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  • •Lenovohardwarerepair-IftheproblemisdeterminedtobecausedbyLenovohardwareunderwarranty,

    trainedservicepersonnelareavailabletoprovidetheapplicablelevelofservice.

    •Engineeringchangemanagement-Occasionally,theremightbechangesthatarerequiredafteraproduct

    hasbeensold.Lenovooryourreseller,ifauthorizedbyLenovo,willmakeselectedEngineeringChanges

    (ECs)availablethatapplytoyourhardware.

    Thefollowingitemsarenotcovered:

    •ReplacementoruseofpartsnotmanufacturedfororbyLenovoornonwarrantedparts

    Note:Allwarrantedpartscontaina7-characteridenticationintheformatFRUXXXXXXX.

    •Identicationofsoftwareproblemsources

    •CongurationofsystemBIOS(UEFIBIOS)aspartofaninstallationorupgrade

    •Changes,modications,orupgradestodevicedrivers

    •Installationandmaintenanceofnetworkoperatingsystems(NOS)

    •Installationandmaintenanceofapplicationprograms

    ForthetermsandconditionsoftheLenovoLimitedWarrantythatappliestoyourLenovohardwareproduct,

    see“WarrantyInformation”intheSafetyandWarrantyGuidecomeswithyourcomputer.

    Ifpossible,benearyourcomputerwhenyoumakeyourcallincasethetechnicalassistancerepresentative

    needstohelpyouresolveacomputerproblem.Pleaseensurethatyouhavedownloadedthemostcurrent

    driversandsystemupdates,rundiagnostics,andrecordedinformationbeforeyoucall.Whencallingfor

    technicalassistance,pleasehavethefollowinginformationavailable:

    •MachineTypeandModel

    •Serialnumbersofyourcomputer,monitor,andothercomponents,oryourproofofpurchase

    •Descriptionoftheproblem

    •Exactwordingofanyerrormessages

    •Hardwareandsoftwarecongurationinformationforyoursystem

    Telephonenumbers

    ForalistoftheLenovoSupportphonenumbersforyourcountryorregion,goto

    http://www.lenovo.com/support/phoneorrefertotheSafetyandWarrantyGuidethatcomeswithyour

    computer.

    Note:Phonenumbersaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.Thelatestphonenumbersareavailableat

    http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone.Ifthenumberforyourcountryorregionisnotprovided,contact

    yourLenovoresellerorLenovomarketingrepresentative.

    Purchasingadditionalservices

    Duringandafterthewarrantyperiod,youcanpurchaseadditionalservices,suchassupportforLenovo

    andnon-Lenovohardware,operatingsystems,andapplicationprograms;networksetupandconguration;

    upgradedorextendedhardwarerepairservices;andcustominstallations.Serviceavailabilityandservice

    namemightvarybycountry.

    Formoreinformationabouttheseservices,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/accessories/services/index.html

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  • AppendixA.Regulatoryinformation

    Wirelessrelatedinformation

    Wirelessinteroperability

    WirelessLANPCIExpressMiniCardisdesignedtobeinteroperablewithanywirelessLANproductthat

    isbasedonDirectSequenceSpreadSpectrum(DSSS),ComplementaryCodeKeying(CCK),and/or

    OrthogonalFrequencyDivisionMultiplexing(OFDM)radiotechnology,andiscompliantto:

    •The802.11b/gStandard,802.11a/b/gor802.1indraft2.0onWirelessLANs,asdenedandapprovedby

    theInstituteofElectricalandElectronicsEngineers.

    •TheWirelessFidelity(WiFi)certicationasdenedbytheWi-FiAlliance.

    BluetoothdeviceisdesignedtobeinteroperablewithanyBluetoothproductthatiscomplianttoBluetooth

    Specication2.1+EDRasdenedbytheBluetoothSIG.FollowingprolesaresupportedbyBluetoothdevice:

    •GenericAccess

    •ServiceDiscovery

    •SerialPort

    •Dial-upNetworking

    •FAX

    •LANAccessusingPPP

    •PersonalAreaNetwork

    •GenericObjectExchange

    •GenericObjectPush

    •FileTransfer

    •Synchronization

    •AudioGateway

    •Headset

    •Printer

    •HumanInterfaceDevices(Keyboard/Mouse)

    •BasicImage

    •Handsfree

    •AV

    •PhoneBookAccessProle(PBAP)(Windows7andWindowsVistaonly)

    •VDP-SyncProle(Windows7andWindowsVistaonly)

    Usageenvironmentandyourhealth

    Integratedwirelesscardsemitradiofrequencyelectromagneticenergylikeotherradiodevices.However,the

    levelofenergyemittedisfarmuchlessthantheelectromagneticenergyemittedbywirelessdeviceslike

    forexamplemobilephones.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    263

  • Duetothefactthatintegratedwirelesscardsoperatewithintheguidelinesfoundinradiofrequencysafety

    standardsandrecommendations,Lenovobelievestheyaresafeforusebyconsumers.Thesestandardsand

    recommendationsreecttheconsensusofthescienticcommunityandresultfromdeliberationsofpanels

    andcommitteesofscientistswhocontinuallyreviewandinterprettheextensiveresearchliterature.

    Insomesituationorenvironment,theuseofintegratedwirelesscardsmayberestrictedbytheproprietor

    ofthebuildingorresponsiblerepresentativesoftheorganization.Thesesituationsandareasmayfor

    exampleinclude:

    •Usingtheintegratedwirelesscardsonboardofairplanes,inhospitalsornearpetrolstations,blasting

    areas(withelectro-explosivedevices),medicalimplantsorbody-wornelectronicmedicaldevices,e.g.

    pacemakers.

    •Inanyotherenvironmentwheretheriskofinterferencetootherdevicesorservicesisperceivedor

    identiedasharmful.

    Ifyouareuncertainofthepolicythatappliesontheuseofwirelessdevicesinaspecicorganization(e.g.,

    airportorhospital),youareencouragedtoaskforauthorizationtouseintegratedwirelesscardspriorto

    turningonthecomputer.

    LocationoftheUltraConnectwirelessantennas

    ThinkPadmodelsfeatureanintegrateddiversityantennasystembuiltintothedisplayforoptimalreception,

    enablingwirelesscommunicationwhereveryouare.

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  • 1.WirelessLANandWiMAXcomboantenna(Auxiliary)

    TheauxiliaryantennaconnectedtothewirelessLANorWiMAXfeatureislocatedontheupperleft

    sideofthecomputerdisplay,nearthecenter.

    2.WirelessLANandWiMAXcomboantenna(Main),wirelessLANantenna(Third)

    ThemainantennaconnectedtothewirelessLANorWiMAXfeatureislocatedontheupperrightsideof

    thecomputerdisplay,nearthecenter.IfyourcomputerhastheMultipleInputMultipleOutput(MIMO)

    wirelessLANfeature,thethirdwirelessantennaisalsolocatedhere.

    3.WirelessWANantenna(Main)

    IfyourcomputercomeswithawirelessWANfeature,itstransmitterantennaislocatedatthetop

    rightcornerofthecomputerdisplay.

    Locatingwirelessregulatorynotices

    Formoreinformationaboutthewirelessregulatorynotices,refertotheThinkPadRegulatoryNoticeshipped

    withyourcomputer.

    IfyourcomputerisshippedwithouttheRegulatoryNotice,gototheLenovoWebsiteat

    http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadUserGuides.Thenfollowtheinstructionsonthescreentondthe

    RegulatoryNotice.

    Exportclassicationnotice

    ThisproductissubjecttotheUnitedStatesExportAdministrationRegulations(EAR)andhasanExport

    ClassicationControlNumber(ECCN)of4A994.b.Itcanbere-exportedexcepttoanyoftheembargoed

    countriesintheEARE1countrylist.

    Electronicemissionnotices

    ThefollowinginformationreferstoThinkPad4239,4240,4241,4242,4243,4244,4246,4249,4260,4270,

    4276,4281,4282,and4284.

    AppendixA.Regulatoryinformation265

  • FederalCommunicationsCommissionDeclarationofConformity

    ThisequipmenthasbeentestedandfoundtocomplywiththelimitsforaClassBdigitaldevice,pursuant

    toPart15oftheFCCRules.Theselimitsaredesignedtoprovidereasonableprotectionagainstharmful

    interferenceinaresidentialinstallation.Thisequipmentgenerates,uses,andcanradiateradiofrequency

    energyand,ifnotinstalledandusedinaccordancewiththeinstructions,maycauseharmfulinterference

    toradiocommunications.However,thereisnoguaranteethatinterferencewillnotoccurinaparticular

    installation.Ifthisequipmentdoescauseharmfulinterferencetoradioortelevisionreception,whichcanbe

    determinedbyturningtheequipmentoffandon,theuserisencouragedtotrytocorrecttheinterferenceby

    oneormoreofthefollowingmeasures:

    •Reorientorrelocatethereceivingantenna.

    •Increasetheseparationbetweentheequipmentandreceiver.

    •Connecttheequipmentintoanoutletonacircuitdifferentfromthattowhichthereceiverisconnected.

    •Consultanauthorizeddealerorservicerepresentativeforhelp.

    Lenovoisnotresponsibleforanyradioortelevisioninterferencecausedbyusingotherthanspeciedor

    recommendedcablesandconnectorsorbyunauthorizedchangesormodicationstothisequipment.

    Unauthorizedchangesormodicationscouldvoidtheuser'sauthoritytooperatetheequipment.

    ThisdevicecomplieswithPart15oftheFCCRules.Operationissubjecttothefollowingtwoconditions:(1)

    thisdevicemaynotcauseharmfulinterference,and(2)thisdevicemustacceptanyinterferencereceived,

    includinginterferencethatmaycauseundesiredoperation.

    ResponsibleParty:

    Lenovo(UnitedStates)Incorporated

    1009ThinkPlace-BuildingOne

    Morrisville,NC27560

    PhoneNumber:919-294-5900

    IndustryCanadaClassBemissioncompliancestatement

    ThisClassBdigitalapparatuscomplieswithCanadianICES-003.

    CetappareilnumériquedelaclasseBestconformeàlanormeNMB-003duCanada.

    EuropeanUnion-CompliancetotheElectromagneticCompatibility

    Directive

    ThisproductisinconformitywiththeprotectionrequirementsofEUCouncilDirective2004/108/EConthe

    approximationofthelawsoftheMemberStatesrelatingtoelectromagneticcompatibility.Lenovocannot

    acceptresponsibilityforanyfailuretosatisfytheprotectionrequirementsresultingfromanon-recommended

    modicationoftheproduct,includingtheinstallationofoptioncardsfromothermanufacturers.

    ThisproducthasbeentestedandfoundtocomplywiththelimitsforClassBInformationTechnology

    EquipmentaccordingtoEuropeanStandardEN55022.ThelimitsforClassBequipmentwerederived

    fortypicalresidentialenvironmentstoprovidereasonableprotectionagainstinterferencewithlicensed

    communicationdevices.

    266UserGuide

  • GermanClassBcompliancestatement

    DeutschsprachigerEUHinweis:

    HinweisfürGerätederKlasseBEU-RichtliniezurElektromagnetischenVerträglichkeit

    DiesesProduktentsprichtdenSchutzanforderungenderEU-Richtlinie2004/108/EG(früher89/336/EWG)zur

    AngleichungderRechtsvorschriftenüberdieelektromagnetischeVerträglichkeitindenEU-Mitgliedsstaaten

    undhältdieGrenzwertederEN55022KlasseBein.

    Umdiesessicherzustellen,sinddieGerätewieindenHandbüchernbeschriebenzuinstallierenundzu

    betreiben.DesWeiterendürfenauchnurvonderLenovoempfohleneKabelangeschlossenwerden.

    LenovoübernimmtkeineVerantwortungfürdieEinhaltungderSchutzanforderungen,wenndasProdukt

    ohneZustimmungderLenovoverändertbzw.wennErweiterungskomponentenvonFremdherstellernohne

    EmpfehlungderLenovogesteckt/eingebautwerden.

    Deutschland:

    EinhaltungdesGesetzesüberdieelektromagnetischeVerträglichkeitvonBetriebsmitteln

    DiesesProduktentsprichtdem„GesetzüberdieelektromagnetischeVerträglichkeitvonBetriebsmitteln“

    EMVG(früher„GesetzüberdieelektromagnetischeVerträglichkeitvonGeräten“).DiesistdieUmsetzungder

    EU-Richtlinie2004/108/EG(früher89/336/EWG)inderBundesrepublikDeutschland.

    ZulassungsbescheinigunglautdemDeutschenGesetzüberdieelektromagnetischeVerträglichkeit

    vonBetriebsmitteln,EMVGvom20.Juli2007(früherGesetzüberdieelektromagnetische

    VerträglichkeitvonGeräten),bzw.derEMVEGRichtlinie2004/108/EC(früher89/336/EWG),für

    GerätederKlasseB.

    DiesesGerätistberechtigt,inÜbereinstimmungmitdemDeutschenEMVGdasEG-Konformitätszeichen

    -CE-zuführen.VerantwortlichfürdieKonformitätserklärungnachParagraf5desEMVGistdieLenovo

    (Deutschland)GmbH,Gropiusplatz10,D-70563Stuttgart.

    InformationeninHinsichtEMVGParagraf4Abs.(1)4:

    DasGeräterfülltdieSchutzanforderungennachEN55024undEN55022KlasseB.

    KoreaClassBcompliancestatement

    JapanVCCIClassBcompliancestatement

    Japancompliancestatementforproductswhichconnecttothepower

    mainswithratedcurrentlessthanorequalto20Aperphase

    AppendixA.Regulatoryinformation267

  • LenovoproductserviceinformationforTaiwan

    268UserGuide

  • AppendixB.WEEEandrecyclingstatements

    Lenovoencouragesownersofinformationtechnologyequipmenttoresponsiblyrecycletheirequipment

    whenitisnolongerneeded.Lenovooffersavarietyofprogramsandservicestoassistequipmentownersin

    recyclingtheirITproducts.InformationonproductrecyclingofferingscanbefoundonLenovo'sInternetsite

    at:http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/.

    ImportantWEEEInformation

    TheWEEEmarkingonLenovoproductsappliestocountrieswithWEEEande-wasteregulations(forexample,

    EuropeanDirective2002/96/EC,IndiaE-WasteManagement&HandlingRules,2011).Appliancesare

    labeledinaccordancewithlocalregulationsconcerningwasteelectricalandelectronicequipment(WEEE).

    Theseregulationsdeterminetheframeworkforthereturnandrecyclingofusedappliancesasapplicable

    withineachgeography.Thislabelisappliedtovariousproductstoindicatethattheproductisnottobe

    thrownaway,butratherputintheestablishedcollectivesystemsforreclaimingtheseendoflifeproducts.

    Usersofelectricalandelectronicequipment(EEE)withtheWEEEmarkingmustnotdisposeofendof

    lifeEEEasunsortedmunicipalwaste,butusethecollectionframeworkavailabletothemforthereturn,

    recycle,andrecoveryofWEEEandtominimizeanypotentialeffectsofEEEontheenvironmentand

    humanhealthduetothepresenceofhazardoussubstances.ForadditionalWEEEinformationgoto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/recycling

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforJapan

    CollectingandrecyclingadisusedLenovocomputerormonitor

    IfyouareacompanyemployeeandneedtodisposeofaLenovocomputerormonitorthatistheproperty

    ofthecompany,youmustdosoinaccordancewiththeLawforPromotionofEffectiveUtilizationof

    Resources.Computersandmonitorsarecategorizedasindustrialwasteandshouldbeproperlydisposed

    ofbyanindustrialwastedisposalcontractorcertiedbyalocalgovernment.InaccordancewiththeLaw

    forPromotionofEffectiveUtilizationofResources,LenovoJapanprovides,throughitsPCCollectingand

    RecyclingServices,forthecollecting,reuse,andrecyclingofdisusedcomputersandmonitors.Fordetails,

    visittheLenovoWebsiteat:http://www.lenovo.com/services_warranty/jp/ja/recycle/pcrecycle/.

    PursuanttotheLawforPromotionofEffectiveUtilizationofResources,thecollectingandrecyclingof

    home-usedcomputersandmonitorsbythemanufacturerwasbegunonOctober1,2003.Thisserviceis

    providedfreeofchargeforhome-usedcomputerssoldafterOctober1,2003.Fordetails,visittheLenovo

    Websiteat:http://www.lenovo.com/services_warranty/jp/ja/recycle/personal/.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    269

  • DisposingofaLenovocomputercomponents

    SomeLenovocomputerproductssoldinJapanmayhavecomponentsthatcontainheavymetalsorother

    environmentalsensitivesubstances.Toproperlydisposeofdisusedcomponents,suchasaprintedcircuit

    boardordrive,usethemethodsdescribedaboveforcollectingandrecyclingadisusedcomputerormonitor.

    DisposingofdisusedlithiumbatteriesfromLenovocomputers

    Abutton-shapedlithiumbatteryisinstalledonthesystemboardofyourLenovocomputertoprovidepower

    tothecomputerclockwhilethecomputerisoffordisconnectedfromthemainpowersource.Ifyouwantto

    replaceitwithanewone,contactyourplaceofpurchaseoraskforarepairserviceprovidedbyLenovo.If

    youhavereplaceditbyyourselfandwanttodisposeofthedisusedlithiumbattery,insulateitwithvinyltape,

    contactyourplaceofpurchase,andfollowtheirinstructions.IfyouuseaLenovocomputerathomeand

    needtodisposeofalithiumbattery,youmustcomplywithlocalordinancesandregulations.

    DisposingadisusedbatterypackfromLenovonotebookcomputers

    YourLenovonotebookcomputerhasalithiumionbatterypackoranickelmetalhydridebatterypack.If

    youareacompanyemployeewhousesaLenovonotebookcomputerandneedtodisposeofabattery

    pack,contacttheproperpersoninLenovosales,service,ormarketing,andfollowthatperson'sinstructions.

    Youalsocanrefertotheinstructionsat:http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.

    IfyouuseaLenovonotebookcomputerathomeandneedtodisposeofabatterypack,you

    mustcomplywithlocalordinancesandregulations.Youalsocanrefertotheinstructionsat:

    http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforBrazil

    DeclaraçõesdeReciclagemnoBrasil

    DescartedeumProdutoLenovoForadeUso

    Equipamentoselétricoseeletrônicosnãodevemserdescartadosemlixocomum,masenviadosàpontosde

    coleta,autorizadospelofabricantedoprodutoparaquesejamencaminhadoseprocessadosporempresas

    especializadasnomanuseioderesíduosindustriais,devidamentecerticadaspelosorgãosambientais,de

    acordocomalegislaçãolocal.

    ALenovopossuiumcanalespecícoparaauxiliá-lonodescartedessesprodutos.Casovocêpossua

    umprodutoLenovoemsituaçãodedescarte,ligueparaonossoSACouencaminheume-mailpara:

    [email protected],informandoomodelo,númerodesérieecidade,amdeenviarmosasinstruções

    paraocorretodescartedoseuprodutoLenovo.

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforTaiwan

    270UserGuide

  • BatteryrecyclinginformationforEuropeanUnion

    Notice:ThismarkappliesonlytocountrieswithintheEuropeanUnion(EU).

    BatteriesorpackagingforbatteriesarelabeledinaccordancewithEuropeanDirective2006/66/EC

    concerningbatteriesandaccumulatorsandwastebatteriesandaccumulators.TheDirectivedeterminesthe

    frameworkforthereturnandrecyclingofusedbatteriesandaccumulatorsasapplicablethroughoutthe

    EuropeanUnion.Thislabelisappliedtovariousbatteriestoindicatethatthebatteryisnottobethrown

    away,butratherreclaimeduponendoflifeperthisDirective.

    InaccordancewiththeEuropeanDirective2006/66/EC,batteriesandaccumulatorsarelabeledtoindicate

    thattheyaretobecollectedseparatelyandrecycledatendoflife.Thelabelonthebatterymayalso

    includeachemicalsymbolforthemetalconcernedinthebattery(Pbforlead,Hgformercury,andCdfor

    cadmium).Usersofbatteriesandaccumulatorsmustnotdisposeofbatteriesandaccumulatorsasunsorted

    municipalwaste,butusethecollectionframeworkavailabletocustomersforthereturn,recycling,and

    treatmentofbatteriesandaccumulators.Customerparticipationisimportanttominimizeanypotential

    effectsofbatteriesandaccumulatorsontheenvironmentandhumanhealthduetothepotentialpresenceof

    hazardoussubstances.Forpropercollectionandtreatment,goto:

    http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment

    BatteryrecyclinginformationforUnitedStatesandCanada

    AppendixB.WEEEandrecyclingstatements271

  • 272UserGuide

  • AppendixC.Notices

    Lenovomaynotoffertheproducts,services,orfeaturesdiscussedinthisdocumentinallcountries.Consult

    yourlocalLenovorepresentativeforinformationontheproductsandservicescurrentlyavailableinyour

    area.AnyreferencetoaLenovoproduct,program,orserviceisnotintendedtostateorimplythatonlythat

    Lenovoproduct,program,orservicemaybeused.Anyfunctionallyequivalentproduct,program,orservice

    thatdoesnotinfringeanyLenovointellectualpropertyrightmaybeusedinstead.However,itistheuser's

    responsibilitytoevaluateandverifytheoperationofanyotherproduct,program,orservice.

    Lenovomayhavepatentsorpendingpatentapplicationscoveringsubjectmatterdescribedinthis

    document.Thefurnishingofthisdocumentdoesnotgiveyouanylicensetothesepatents.Youcansend

    licenseinquiries,inwriting,to:

    Lenovo(UnitedStates),Inc.

    1009ThinkPlace-BuildingOne

    Morrisville,NC27560

    U.S.A.

    Attention:LenovoDirectorofLicensing

    LENOVOPROVIDESTHISPUBLICATION“ASIS”WITHOUTWARRANTYOFANYKIND,EITHEREXPRESS

    ORIMPLIED,INCLUDING,BUTNOTLIMITEDTO,THEIMPLIEDWARRANTIESOFNON-INFRINGEMENT,

    MERCHANTABILITYORFITNESSFORAPARTICULARPURPOSE.Somejurisdictionsdonotallow

    disclaimerofexpressorimpliedwarrantiesincertaintransactions,therefore,thisstatementmaynotapply

    toyou.

    Thisinformationcouldincludetechnicalinaccuraciesortypographicalerrors.Changesareperiodically

    madetotheinformationherein;thesechangeswillbeincorporatedinneweditionsofthepublication.

    Lenovomaymakeimprovementsand/orchangesintheproduct(s)and/ortheprogram(s)describedinthis

    publicationatanytimewithoutnotice.

    Theproductsdescribedinthisdocumentarenotintendedforuseinimplantationorotherlifesupport

    applicationswheremalfunctionmayresultininjuryordeathtopersons.Theinformationcontainedinthis

    documentdoesnotaffectorchangeLenovoproductspecicationsorwarranties.Nothinginthisdocument

    shalloperateasanexpressorimpliedlicenseorindemnityundertheintellectualpropertyrightsofLenovo

    orthirdparties.Allinformationcontainedinthisdocumentwasobtainedinspecicenvironmentsandis

    presentedasanillustration.Theresultobtainedinotheroperatingenvironmentsmayvary.

    Lenovomayuseordistributeanyoftheinformationyousupplyinanywayitbelievesappropriatewithout

    incurringanyobligationtoyou.

    Anyreferencesinthispublicationtonon-LenovoWebsitesareprovidedforconvenienceonlyanddonotin

    anymannerserveasanendorsementofthoseWebsites.ThematerialsatthoseWebsitesarenotpartof

    thematerialsforthisLenovoproduct,anduseofthoseWebsitesisatyourownrisk.

    Anyperformancedatacontainedhereinwasdeterminedinacontrolledenvironment.Therefore,theresult

    obtainedinotheroperatingenvironmentsmayvarysignicantly.Somemeasurementsmayhavebeen

    madeondevelopment-levelsystemsandthereisnoguaranteethatthesemeasurementswillbethesame

    ongenerallyavailablesystems.Furthermore,somemeasurementsmayhavebeenestimatedthrough

    extrapolation.Actualresultsmayvary.Usersofthisdocumentshouldverifytheapplicabledatafortheir

    specicenvironment.

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    273

  • Trademarks

    ThefollowingtermsaretrademarksofLenovointheUnitedStates,othercountries,orboth:

    Lenovo

    AccessConnections

    ActiveProtectionSystem

    RescueandRecovery

    ThinkLight

    ThinkPad

    ThinkVantage

    TrackPoint

    Ultrabay

    UltraConnect

    UltraNav

    IntelandIntelSpeedSteparetrademarksorregisteredtrademarksofIntelCorporationoritssubsidiariesin

    theUnitedStatesandothercountries.

    Microsoft,Windows,WindowsVista,Bing,BitLocker,andInternetExploreraretrademarksoftheMicrosoft

    groupofcompanies.

    BlackBerry

    ®

    ,RIM

    ®

    ,ResearchInMotion

    ®

    ,SureType

    ®

    andrelatedtrademarks,namesandlogosarethe

    propertyofResearchInMotionLimitedandareregisteredand/orusedintheU.S.andcountriesaroundthe

    world.UsedunderlicensefromResearchInMotionLimited.

    Othercompany,product,andservicenamesmaybetrademarksorservicemarksofothers.

    274UserGuide

  • AppendixD.RestrictionofHazardousSubstancesDirective

    (RoHS)

    ChinaRoHS

    TurkishRoHS

    TheLenovoproductmeetstherequirementsoftheRepublicofTurkeyDirectiveontheRestrictionoftheUse

    ofCertainHazardousSubstancesinElectricalandElectronicEquipment(EEE).

    UkraineRoHS

    ©CopyrightLenovo2012

    275

  • IndiaRoHS

    RoHScompliantasperE-Waste(Management&Handling)Rules,2011.

    276UserGuide

  • PartNumber:

    (1P)P/N:

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