Machine type: 6597/10106 [A520]
Lenovo
IdeaCentre A5 Series
User Guide
Version 1.0
2012.08
31502610
Important Safety Information
Before using this manual, it is important that you read and understand all of the
related safety information for this product. Refer to the Safety and Warranty Guide
that you received with this product for the latest safety information. Reading and
understanding this safety information reduces the risk of personal injury or product
damage.
The interface and functions shown in this User Guide are provided for reference
only and may differ from actual product appearance. Product design and
specifications may be changed without notice.
Danger: Be aware of extremely hazardous or potentially lethal situations.
Attention: Be aware of possible damage to programs, devices, or data.
Note: Pay attention to this important information.
© Copyright Lenovo 2012. All rights reserved.
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Contents
Important Safety Information
Using the Computer Hardware.................................................. 1
Front view of the computer..........................................................................2
Left and right view of the computer.............................................................3
Rear view of the computer..........................................................................4
Computer stand..........................................................................................5
Connecting your computer..........................................................................6
Important information about using the computer.........................................8
Wired keyboard (selected models only).....................................................10
Connecting to the Internet.........................................................................10
Using Windows 8....................................................................... 11
Switching between the main Windows 8 interfaces...................................12
The Charms Bar........................................................................................12
Shutting down the computer.....................................................................12
Switching between apps...........................................................................12
Closing an app..........................................................................................13
Opening other system programs...............................................................13
Windows Help and Support......................................................................13
Touch screen instructions........................................................ 15
Touch Screen Calibration...........................................................................16
User Gesture Instructions for the Touch screen.........................................16
Precautions when using the Touch Screen................................................21
Using the Rescue System......................................................... 23
OneKey Recovery.....................................................................................24
Driver and Application Installation..............................................................25
Contents
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Troubleshooting and Confirming Setup.................................. 27
Troubleshooting Display Problems.............................................................28
Troubleshooting Touch screen...................................................................29
Troubleshooting Audio Problems...............................................................29
Troubleshooting Software Problems..........................................................30
Troubleshooting Problems with Optical Drives and Hard Disks..................31
Special considerations for troubleshooting Windows.................................32
Windows Help and Support......................................................................32
BIOS setup utility.......................................................................................33
Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks.........................................................34
Appendix.................................................................................... 35
Declaration................................................................................................35
Trademarks...............................................................................................36
Energy Star Statement..............................................................................37
Enabling ErP compliance mode.................................................................38
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Contents
Using the Computer Hardware
This chapter contains the following
topics:
Ø Introduction to the computer hardware
Ø Information on computer connections
Note: The descriptions in this chapter
might be different from what you see on
your computer, depending on the computer
model and configuration.
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Front view of the computer
Attention: Be careful not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked
air vents can cause overheating.
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Built-in microphone
Built-in camera
Built-in microphone
(selected models only)
Power indicator
Hard disk drive indicator
Bluetooth status indicator
WIFI status indicator
HDMI-in indicator
Monitor On/Off
PC mode / HDMI-in / AV-in switch
Novo Vision button
Volume down
Volume up
Brightness down
Brightness up
Built-in speakers
Memory card reader
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Left and right view of the computer
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Air vents
USB 3.0 connector
HDMI-in connector (selected models only)
HDMI-out connector
Eject button
Optical drive
Power button
Anti-scratch protector
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Rear view of the computer
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TV tuner connector (selected models only)
Headphone connector
Microphone connector
USB 3.0 connector
USB 2.0 connectors (2)
Power connector
Ethernet connector
Security cable slot
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Computer stand
Use the stand to position the display to your preference. It can be rotated 5°
forward and 90° backward.
Attention: Ensure the anti-scratch protector is always on the hinge bar
when using the computer in a horizontal position.
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Connecting your computer
Note: Your computer may not have all of the connectors described in this
section.
Basic connector instructions
Connector
Description
Microphone
Use this connector to attach a microphone to your
computer when you want to record sound or if you use
speech-recognition software.
Headphone
Use this connector to attach headphones to your
computer when you want to listen to music or other
sounds without disturbing anyone.
USB connector
Use this connector to attach a device that requires a
USB connection.
Ethernet connector
Use this connector to attach the computer to an
Ethernet-type local area network.
HDMI connector
(optional)
Connects to the HDMI connector on your display or TV.
TV-Tuner connector
(optional)
Connects to an external antenna to view programs
using the optional TV tuner card.
Note: If your computer is equipped with a wireless keyboard or mouse,
follow the installation instructions for those devices.
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Connecting the power cord
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Important information about using the
computer
Press the power button on the side of the computer to turn on the computer.
Note: The buttons at the bottom of the screen are touch buttons. Touching
them turns on the indicator lights.
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Hold the computer tightly when you carry it.
Attention: Do not place your computer face-down as shown below.
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Wired keyboard (selected models only)
LVT ——After entering Windows, press this key to launch the LVT (Lenovo
Vantage Technology) program, Lenovo’s pre-loaded Home PC software.
In addition to its own functions, the LVT program will allow you to start
other Windows compatible software, specially configured to run on this
model of computer.
F2 ——Your computer has the Lenovo Rescue System installed. To learn more
about this program, repeatedly press and release the F2 key once
turning on the computer until the Lenovo Rescue System open.
Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet, you’ll need a contract with an Internet Service Provider
(ISP) and some hardware.
IPSs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in
your country.
Your computer is designed to support a wireless (selected models only) or wired
network that connects your computer to other devices.
Wired network connection
For wired networks, connect one end of an Ethernet cable (purchased separately)
to the Ethernet connector on your computer, and then connect the other end to
the network router or broadband modem. Consult your ISP for detailed setup
instructions.
Note: Broadband modem and router installation procedures vary
depending on the manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Wireless network connection
For wireless networks, you can use the built-in wireless LAN antenna to access
your wireless home network.
To connect your computer to the wireless network:
1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then tap Settings.
(If you are using a mouse, point to the top right or bottom right corner of the
screen, then click Settings.)
, then select the name of your router. Tap or
2. Tap or click the network icon
click Connect, then follow the steps on the screen.
Test the wireless network by opening your Web browser and accessing any Web
site.
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Using Windows 8
This chapter contains the following
topics:
 Switching between the main Windows 8
interfaces
 The Charms Bar
 Shutting down the computer
 Switching between apps
 Closing an app
 Opening other system programs
 Windows Help and Support
Attention: The Windows 8 operating
system is provided by Microsoft
Corporation. Please use it in accordance
with the End User License Agreement
(EULA) between you and Microsoft. For
any question related to the operating
system, please contact Microsoft directly.
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Switching between the main Windows 8
interfaces
Windows 8 comes with two main user interfaces: the Start Screen and the
Windows desktop.
To switch from the Start Screen to the Windows desktop, do one of the following:
• Select the Windows desktop tile on the Start Screen.
+ D.
• Press the Windows key
To switch from the desktop to the Start Screen, do one of the following:
• Select Start from the Charms Bar.
• Move the cursor to the bottom left corner, then select the Start Screen
thumbnail when it is displayed.
• Press the Windows key
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The Charms Bar
Charms provide new and faster ways to perform many basic tasks.
To display the charms, do one of the following:
• Swipe in from the right edge of the screen.
• If you are using a mouse, point to the top right or bottom right corner of the
screen.
• Press the Windows key
+ C.
Shutting down the computer
To shut down the computer:
1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then tap Settings. (If you are using
a mouse, point to the top right or bottom right corner of the screen, then click
Settings.)
2. Select Power → Shutdown.
Switching between apps
Sometimes you want to get back to an app you were just using, or quickly switch
through your recent apps.
To switch between apps:
Swipe in from the left edge of the screen or move the cursor to the top left corner,
then click to bring in the next app.
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Closing an app
To close an app, do one of the following:
• Move the cursor to the top left corner of the screen. When the thumbnail
appears, drag it to the bottom of the screen.
• Swipe in from the top edge of the screen. When the app page becomes
smaller, drag it to the bottom of the screen.
• Move the cursor to the top edge of the screen. When the cursor becomes a
hand, drag the app page to the bottom of the screen.
Opening other system programs
There is a fast way to open other system programs.
To open the menu, do one of the following:
• Move the cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen. When the thumbnail
appears, right-click with the mouse to open the menu.
• Press the Windows key
+ X.
Windows Help and Support
If you have a problem with the operating system, see the Windows Help and
Support file. To open the Windows Help and Support file, do one of the following:
• Select the Settings charm, then select Help.
• Press the Windows key
+ F1.
You can read the Windows Help and Support file on your computer. You can also
get online help and support by clicking on one of the two links listed under More
to explore.
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Touch screen instructions
This chapter contains the following
topics:
 Touch Screen Calibration
 User Gesture Instructions for the Touch screen
 Attentions when using the Touch Screen
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The monitor is touch-sensitive thanks to its touch-sensitive screen. A touch screen
is an input device just like a mouse or a keyboard, and the user’s fingers transmit
position information via the touch screen to the computer. With this technology,
you only need to touch the pictures or words on the computer display lightly with
your finger, and the computer will react.
Touch Screen Calibration
Prior to first use or whenever the touch screen reacts in a different place where you
are touching it, start the calibration program. The procedure is as follows:
1. In Control Panel, select “Hardware and Sound”.
2. In “Hardware and Sound” window, select “Tablet PC Settings”.
3. In “Tablet PC Settings” dialogue, click “Calibrate” button.
User Gesture Instructions for the Touch
screen
The Touch screen supports single touch and rotational movements, enlargement
and reduction multi-touch operations, and the user can transmit position
information to the computer via touch. The touch screen uses a very low pressure
movement recognition method, which only needs the finger to move lightly on the
computer display screen or make a simple hand gesture to be detected by the
main computer processor.
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Basic Hand Gestures
1. Single Click / Double Click
For the item selected on the touch screen, with one finger touch it one or two
times, to perform a single click or double click operation. This is similar to the
action performed by clicking the mouse left button.
2. Single Finger Right Click
For the item selected on the touch screen, press and hold your finger on the
screen until a circle appears. After lifting your finger from the touch screen, a
menu bar will pop up, completing the single finger right click operation. This is
similar to the action performed by clicking the mouse right button.
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3. Dragging Movement
First touch your finger on the desired item on the screen and hold it there, then
make a dragging movement. This is similar to the click and drag movement you
can make with a mouse.
4. Rolling Movement
When you move your finger one time vertically (or horizontally) on the touch
screen, this is called a Rolling Operation. For example: This operation is similar
to moving the scroll wheel on the top of a mouse, and produces the same
results as the scroll wheel interface does.
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5. Zoom Operation
Touch two fingers lightly on the desired item on the touch screen, then keeping
both fingers on the screen, change the distance between them. By increasing
(or decreasing) the distance, you can perform a zoom in (or zoom out)
operation. For example: you can enlarge or reduce the picture size in Windows
Photo Viewer.
6. Rotation Operation
Use two figures to touch the desired item on the touch screen, then rotate
them in the desired direction. For example: you can rotate the picture which is
being displayed in Windows Photo Viewer.
Note: To learn more about how to use the touch screen, refer to Windows
Help and Support by press Windows key
+ F1 or Select Settings
charm, then select Help.
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Related Touch Screen Settings
• Select Hardware and Sound → Pen and Touch from the Settings charm.
• Select touch actions which you wish to adjust. By clicking on “Settings”, you
can adjust the “Speed” and “Spatial tolerance” parameters, to match the
user’s natural way of double-clicking. You can double-click on the lower right
corner of the icon to test this.
Note: Users can access more help information from the Windows Help
and Support menu.
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Precautions when using the Touch Screen
1. When using the touch screen, be careful not to tear the surface with any sharp
objects.
2. To ensure normal use of the touch screen, ensure that both the screen surface
and your fingers are clean and dry.
3. To ensure precise positioning on the touch screen, avoid handling or touching
the glass frame when you are touching the screen.
4. Turn the computer off for safety before cleaning the screen and frame with a
soft cotton cloth. Do not wipe it with a wet cloth as this may leave a water mark
and affect touch operation.
5. Avoid using the touch screen in dusty environments or hot or humid conditions.
Any abrupt temperature change may cause condensation on the inside surface
of the glass screen, which will disappear after a short time and does not affect
normal use.
Note: The touch screen will not affect other computer processes when
used normally.
6. Recognition of touch gestures can be influenced by the following:
• Touching the correct place on the screen.
• The speed of movement.
• The time interval from when the screen was last touched.
Note: The user can consult this manual and also the related Windows help
content to learn accurate hand gestures.
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7. The touch screen does not function in Rescue System mode.
8. The touch screen also does not function during the startup process, in
Hibernate mode and in Sleep mode or Safe mode.
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Using the Rescue System
This chapter contains the following
topics:
 OneKey Recovery
 Driver and Application Installation
Attention: Using OneKey Recovery will
result in loss of data.
• You can restore the C: drive of the computer
to factory default settings or to the last
system backup status using OneKey
Recovery. If you do this, all of the existing
data on drive C: will be lost, but the content
and format of the other partitions of the hard
disk drive will remain unchanged.
• If you want to install an operating system
and back it up with OneKey Recovery, you
must format the C: partition in NTFS format
and install the operating system on the C:
partition. Otherwise, the OneKey Recovery
system cannot run.
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Note about the service partition:
The files and relevant data used by the rescue system are saved in the service
partition. Deleting this partition will make the rescue system unusable. For more
detailed information, see the following instructions:
From the Search charm, select Apps → Control Panel → Administrative Tools
→ Computer Management → Disk Management, you can see the service
partition, which must not be deleted.
Note: The recovery files and relevant data used by the rescue system are
saved in the service partition. If the service partition is deleted or damaged
by someone other than authorized Lenovo service personnel, Lenovo will
not be liable for any losses arising therefrom in any way.
OneKey Recovery
OneKey Recovery is an easy-to-use application. You can use it to restore your
computer to the system default or to a previously backed up state.
Detailed Operation Procedure
1. Repeatedly press and release the F2 key after turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System opens, then select OneKey Recovery.
Note: System Recovery will overwrite all of the data on the C: drive. To
prevent loss of data, be sure to back up relevant data before performing
system recovery.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the backup task you want to restore
from and the disk where you want to install the operating system, then press
Next to start the restore.
3. Please wait during the process of system recovery. Do not interrupt the
operation during the recovery process.
4. After the system is recovered successfully, the software will prompt you to
restart the computer. Restart the computer and start the operating system.
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Driver and Application Installation
The Driver and Application Installation function in the rescue system provides a
way for the user to conveniently reinstall all of the Lenovo applications and drivers
that were shipped with your Lenovo hardware.
Method 1: Automatic Installation
Repeatedly press and release the F2 key after turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System opens, then select Drivers and Application Installation.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the Lenovo drivers and applications. Click
OK to start installing the Lenovo Drivers and Application Installation software.
The system will restart. After the system has restarted, the drivers and application
installation process will continue until it has completed.
Method 2: Manual Installation
In the Windows system, Click Lenovo Rescue System icon on the Windows
desktop or Start screen. Then select Drivers and Application Installation in the
pop-up dialog box.
After starting the procedure, install all the drivers and software manually by
following the prompts.
Notes:
1. Do not install software which is already installed on the computer.
2. Make sure that the Drivers and Application Installation software has
been automatically installed before starting the operating system. The
manual installation function can only be used after the software has
been installed.
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Troubleshooting and
Confirming Setup
This chapter contains the following
topic:
Ø Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution
Note: The description of the TV tuner card in
this manual is only applicable to machines
which have the TV tuner card. It does not
apply to machines that do not have a TV
tuner card.
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Solving Problems
Follow these tips when troubleshooting your computer:
• If you added or removed a part before the problem started, review the
installation procedures to ensure that the part is correctly installed.
• If a peripheral device does not work, ensure that the device is properly
connected.
• If an error message appears on the screen, write down the exact message.
This message may help support personnel diagnose and fix the problem(s).
• If an error message occurs in a program, see the Help document of this program.
Troubleshooting Display Problems
Problem: Blank screen or no image is displayed on the monitor.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution:
Check that the LCD screen has been turned on; If not, press the LCD On/Off
button to turn on the LCD.
If still cannot solve the problem, contact Lenovo Customer Service.
Problem: You need to change the display property settings.
Setting display background and icon properties:
1. Right-click the desktop anywhere except over an icon, then select Personalize
from the pop-up menu.
2. From here, select the appropriate options to:
• Change the desktop background
• Select a screen saver
• Select Windows color options for borders and taskbar
• Select a themes
3. Right-click the desktop anywhere except over an icon, then select Screen
resolution from the pop-up menu to change the appearance.
Problem: Ripple on screen.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution:
1. Check to see if any of the following devices are located less than one meter
from the computer: refrigerators, electric fans, electric dryers, UPS systems,
regulators, fluorescent lamps or other computers that may be generating
magnetic interference.
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2. Move any interfering devices away from the computer.
3. If the problem persists, contact Lenovo Service.
Troubleshooting Touch screen
Problem: The touch screen reacts, but not where you are touching it.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution:
Touch Screen Calibration:
1. In Control Panel, select “Hardware and Sound”.
2. In “Hardware and Sound” window, select “Tablet PC Settings”.
3. In “Tablet PC Settings” dialogue, click “Calibrate” button.
Troubleshooting Audio Problems
Problem: No sound from the integrated speakers.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution:
• Adjust the Windows volume control — select the speaker icon from the
Settings Charm or click the arrow on taskbar to show the hidden icons in
Windows desktop mode, then click the speaker icon. Ensure that the volume
is turned up and the sound is not muted. Adjust the volume, bass, or treble
controls to eliminate distortion.
• Reinstall the audio driver.
• Disconnect any headphones from the headphone connector — sound from
the speakers is automatically disabled when headphones are connected to the
computer’s side-panel headphone connector.
Problem: No sound from headphones.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution:
• Check the headphone cable connection — ensure that the headphone cable is
securely inserted into the headphone connector.
• Adjust the Windows volume control — select the speaker icon from the
Settings Charm or click the arrow on taskbar to show the hidden icons in
Windows desktop mode, then click the speaker icon. Ensure that the volume is
turned up and the sound is not muted.
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Troubleshooting Software Problems
Problem: You are unable to exit a running program normally.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution:
1. Open the Task Manager window by pressing Ctrl, Alt and Delete at the same
time.
2. Select the problem program, then click the End Task button.
Problem: You need to install or uninstall a program.
Problem resolution:
During installation never abort the install process by powering the system off or
through other drastic means. This can cause system program problems or even
failure during system initialization.
During the uninstall process, never directly delete the files or folders. This is
harmful to the operating system, and might cause a system-wide malfunction.
Use the following procedure to properly uninstall programs:
1. Back up all documents and system settings related to the program before
removing it.
2. If the program has its own uninstaller, run it directly to uninstall the program.
3. If the program does not have its own uninstaller, then select Apps → Control
Panel from the Search charm.
4. From the Control Panel, choose Programs → Programs and Features.
5. Find the applicable program from the Programs and Features dialog box and
then select Uninstall/Change.
6. Perform the instructions displayed to uninstall the software.
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Troubleshooting Problems with Optical
Drives and Hard Disks
Problem: The Optical drive is unable to read a CD/DVD.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution:
1. Check to determine if there is an optical drive icon in the resource manager
of the operating system. If not, restart your computer. If there is still no icon,
contact Lenovo Service. Otherwise, continue with the next step of this
procedure.
2. Confirm that the CD/DVD has been properly placed in the drive. If not, reload
the CD or DVD. Otherwise, continue with the next step of this procedure.
3. Check the specifications that came with your computer to confirm that this
optical drive is capable of reading this type of CD or DVD.
4. If the CD/DVD cannot be read, replace it with a known good CD/DVD such as
one that was shipped with the computer.
5. If the known good CD cannot be read, visually check the operating side of the
CD/DVD for defects.
Problem: The capacity of the hard disk, as indicated by the system, is less than
the nominal capacity.
Troubleshooting and problem resolution: For computers equipped with the
OneKey Recovery feature, the system recovery feature needs to occupy some
hard disk space. This may account for the apparent hard disk capacity deficit.
Further Technical Explanation: The nominal capacity of the hard disk is
expressed in the decimal system as 1000 bytes. But the actual hard disk capacity
is expressed in the binary system as 1024 bytes (For example, the nominal
capacity 1G is 1000M, while the actual capacity 1G is 1024M).
The capacity of the hard disk shown in Windows can be calculated according to
the calculations in the following example:
The nominal capacity of the hard disk is 40G, while its actual capacity should
be: 40 x 1000 x 1000 x 1000/(1024 x 1024 x 1024) = 37G.
If the Service partition of 3G - 3 x 1000 x 1000 x 1000/(1024 x 1024 x 1024) =
2.79G is subtracted, the capacity of the hard disk shown in the system can
be obtained.
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The capacity of the hard disk as calculated using this method may be slightly
different from the actual capacity due to the rounding of totals.
Special considerations for troubleshooting
Windows
Record the following information as it may be useful later when troubleshooting
system problems:
1. The drivers for this computer model only support the Windows 8 system.
2. When you use the Windows Media Center to watch TV, be particularly attentive
to the following:
• In the following two situations, you must re-save a channel list:
a. When you change your TV signal from digital to analog, your saved
channel list for digital TV is deleted. When you want to watch digital TV
again, you must create and save a new channel list.
b. When you change your TV signal from analog to digital, your saved
channel list for analog TV is deleted. When you want to watch analog
TV again, you must create and save a new channel list.
• You must set the TV tuner input signal to analog before you can watch
Teletext programming.
Windows Help and Support
If you have a problem with the operating system, see the Windows Help and
Support file. To open the Windows Help and Support file, do one of the following:
• Select the Settings charm, then select Help.
• Press Windows key
+ F1.
You can read the Windows Help and Support file on your computer. You can also
get online help and support by clicking on one of the two links listed under More
to explore.
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BIOS setup utility
What is the BIOS setup utility?
The BIOS setup utility is ROM-based software. It communicates basic computer
information and provides options for setting boot devices, security, hardware
mode, and other preferences.
How can I start the BIOS setup utility?
To start the BIOS setup utility:
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F1 key after turning on the computer, then
select Startup → Boot Priority.
How can I change the boot mode?
There are two boot modes: UEFI and Legacy. To change the boot mode, start the
BIOS setup utility and set boot mode to UEFI or Legacy support on the boot menu.
When do I need to change the boot mode?
The default boot mode for your computer is the UEFI mode. If you need to install
a legacy Windows operating system (any operating system before Windows 8) on
your computer, you must change the boot mode to Legacy support. The legacy
Windows operating system cannot be installed if you don’t change the boot mode.
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Performing Daily Maintenance Tasks
Cleaning the computer components
Because many of the computer components consist of sophisticated integrated
circuit boards, it is very important to periodically clean the computer to prevent
dust buildup. The cleaning supplies you need to clean the components include:
a vacuum cleaner, a soft cotton cloth, pure water (preferably purified or distilled
water) and cotton swabs.
Attention: Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer
from the electrical outlet. Clean your computer with a soft cloth
dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, which may
contain flammable substances.
Note: To avoid damaging the computer or display, do not spray cleaning
solution directly onto the display. Only use products specifically designed
for cleaning displays, and follow the instructions included with the product.
The following are general methods for cleaning the components:
• You can use a soft cloth to remove dust on the surface of the computer, the
monitor, the printer, the speakers and the mouse.
• You can use a vacuum cleaner to clean in otherwise inaccessible corners.
• To clean the keyboard thoroughly, shut down the computer and scrub it gently
with a wet cloth. Do not use the keyboard until it is dry.
Do not do any of the following:
• Allow water to enter the computer.
• Use a heavily dampened cloth.
• Spray water directly onto the surface of the monitor or inside the computer.
LCD monitor should be cleaned daily. Use a dry cloth to brush dust from the
monitor and keyboard every day. Keep all surfaces clean and free of grease stains.
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Appendix.
Declaration
Thank you for using Lenovo products.
Carefully read all documents shipped with your computer before you install and
use the product for the first time. Lenovo is not responsible for any loss except
when caused by installation and operations performed by Lenovo professional
service personnel. You are responsible if you fail to operate the product according
to instructions and requirements in the manuals included with your computer, or
operate the product inappropriately.
This manual could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes
are made periodically to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated
in new editions of the publication.To provide better service, Lenovo reserves the
right to improve and/or modify the products and software programs described in
the manuals included with your computer, and the content of the manual, at any
time without additional notice.
The manuals included with your computer are provided to help you use Lenovo’s
products appropriately. For the configuration of the product, refer to the related
contract (if any) or product packing list, or consult the distributor for the product
sales.
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laws and rules. None of the manuals included with your computer may be
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configuration of the computer that you purchase.You are welcome to contact us
about the manuals included with your computer. For the latest information or any
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Trademarks
Lenovo and the Lenovo logo, IdeaCentre and IdeaCentre logo are trademarks of
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Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of the Microsoft group of
companies.
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AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, ATI, AMD Athlon, AMD LIVE!, AMD Opteron, AMD
Phenom, AMD Sempron, Catalyst, Cool ‘n’ Quiet, CrossFire, PowerPlay, Radeon,
and The Ultimate Visual Experience are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices,
Inc.
Other company, product, or service names referred to herein or in other Lenovo
publications may be trademarks or service marks of others.
All rights reserved.
Names or marks of certain companies mentioned in the manuals included with
your computer or this document do not necessarily indicate that related software
or hardware is included. The actual configuration of the product depends on the
packing list description.
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Energy Star Statement
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and the U.S. Department of Energy aimed at saving money and protecting the
environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with an ENERGY STAR compliant
designation. The following machine types have been designed and tested to
conform to the ENERGY STAR program requirement for computers at the time
of manufacture. For more information about ENERGY STAR ratings for Lenovo
computers, go to http://www.lenovo.com.
• 6597/10106
By using ENERGY STAR compliant products and taking advantage of the powermanagement features of your computer, you reduce the consumption of electricity.
Reduced electrical consumption contributes to potential financial sayings, a cleaner
environment, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to: http://www.energystar.gov.
Lenovo encourages you to make efficient use of energy an integral part of your
day-to-day operations. To help in this endeavor, Lenovo has preset the following
power-management features to take effect when your computer has been inactive
for a specified duration:
ENERGY STAR power-management features, by operating system.
Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Power plan: Balanced
• Turn off the display: After 10 minutes
• Put the computer to sleep: After 25 minutes
• Advanced power settings:
- Turn off hard disk drives: After 20 minutes
- Hibernate: Never
To awaken your computer from a Sleep or System Standby mode, press any
key on your keyboard. For more information about these settings, refer to your
Windows Help and Support information system.
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Enabling ErP compliance mode
You can enable the energy-related products directive (ErP) compliance mode
through the Power menu in the Setup Utility program. This mode reduces
electricity consumption when your computer is in standby mode or turned off.
To enable ErP compliance mode in the Setup Utility program, do the following:
1. Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer to start
the Setup Utility program.
2. From the Setup Utility program main menu, select Power → ErP and press
Enter.
3. Select Enabled and press Enter.
4. Press F10 to save changes and exit the Setup Utility program. Press Enter
when prompted to confirm.
Note: When ErP compliance mode is enabled, you only can wake up your
computer by pressing the power switch.
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