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Lenovo
ideapad 110S
ideapad 110S-11IBR
User Guide
Read the safety notices and important tips in the
included manuals before using your computer.
Notes
• Before using the product, be sure to read Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide first.
• The latest electronic compliance and environmental information are available from the
Lenovo compliance information Web sites.
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To view compliance information go to: http://www.lenovo.com/compliance
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To download environmental information go to: http://www.lenovo.com/ecodeclaration
• Some instructions in this guide may assume that you are using Windows® 10. If you are
using other Windows operating system, some operations may be slightly different. If you
are using other operating systems, some operations may not apply to you.
• The features described in this guide are common to most models. Some features may not
be available on your computer or your computer may include features that are not
described in this user guide.
• The illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual product. Please refer to the
actual product.
Regulatory Notice
• For details, refer to Guides & Manuals at http://support.lenovo.com.
First Edition (August 2016)
© Copyright Lenovo 2016.
LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant to a General
Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set
forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.
Contents
Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer .................................................................................... 1
Top view......................................................................................................................................................... 1
Left-side view ................................................................................................................................................ 5
Right-side view.............................................................................................................................................. 7
Bottom view ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10......................................................................................... 10
Configuring the operating system for the first time .............................................................................. 10
Operating system interface........................................................................................................................ 10
Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down................................................................................ 11
Task and desktop management ................................................................................................................ 13
Connecting to a wireless network ............................................................................................................ 14
Get Started app............................................................................................................................................ 14
Chapter 3. Recovery system .......................................................................................................... 15
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting............................................................................................................ 17
Frequently asked questions ....................................................................................................................... 17
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................................... 19
Trademarks...................................................................................................................................... 23
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Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer
Top view ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Note: The dashed areas indicate parts that are not visible externally.
Attention:
• When closing the display panel, be careful not to leave pens or any other objects in between the display
panel and the keyboard. Otherwise, the display panel may be damaged.
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Integrated camera
Use the camera for video communication or taking photos.
Built-in microphone 
(with noise reduction)
Captures sound which can be used for video conferencing, voice
narration, or audio recording.
Wireless LAN antennas
Connect to a wireless LAN adapter to send and receive wireless radio
signals.
Computer display
Provides brilliant visual output.
Power button
Press this button to turn on the computer.
System status indicators
Symbol
Indicator
Power
Battery
Novo button
Indicator
status
Meaning
On 
(solid white)
The computer is powered on.
Off
•
•
On 
(solid white)
The battery has between 20% and 100% charge.
On 
(solid amber)
The battery has less than 20% charge.
Off
The battery is fully charged.
The computer is in sleep mode.
The computer is powered off.
When the computer is off, press this button to start the recovery system
or the BIOS setup utility, or to enter the boot menu.
Note: For details, see “Recovery system” on page 15.
Touchpad
The touchpad functions as a conventional mouse.
Touchpad: To move the pointer on the screen, slide your fingertip over
the pad in the direction in which you want the pointer to move.
Touchpad buttons: The functions of the left/right side correspond to that
of the left/right mouse button on a conventional mouse.
Note: You can enable/disable the touchpad by pressing
2
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Using the keyboard
Function key combinations
Through the use of the function keys, you can change operational features instantly. To use this
function, press and hold Fn
; then press one of the function keys
The following describes the features of each function key.
Fn + PgUp:
Activates the home key function.
Fn + PgDn:
Activates the end key function.
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Hotkeys
You can access certain system settings quickly by pressing the appropriate hotkeys.
:
Mutes/unmutes the sound.
:
Enables/disables Airplane mode.
:
Decreases the volume level.
:
Displays all currently active apps.
:
Increases the volume level.
:
Turns on/off the backlight of the
LCD screen.
:
Closes the currently active window.
:
Toggles the display between the
computer and an external device.
:
Refreshes the desktop or the
currently active window.
:
Decreases the display brightness.
:
Enables/disables the touchpad.
:
Increases the display brightness.
Note: You can use the Lenovo Setting to enable/disable the hotkey function.
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Left-side view --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AC power adapter jack
Connects to the AC power adapter.
USB 3.0 port
Connects to USB devices.
Note: For details, see “Connecting USB device” on page 8.
HDMI port
Connects to devices with HDMI input such as a TV or an external display.
Micro SD card slot
Accepts a micro SD card (not supplied).
Note: For details, see “Using a micro SD card (not supplied)” on page 6.
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Using a micro SD card (not supplied)
Your computer supports micro Secure Digital (SD) cards.
Notes:
• Insert only one card into the slot at a time.
• This card reader does not support SDIO devices (e.g., SDIO Bluetooth, etc.).
Inserting a card
Slide the card in until it clicks into place.
Removing a card
1 Push the card in until you hear a click.
2 Gently pull the memory card out of the slot.
Note: Before removing the memory card, disable it by using the Windows safely remove hardware and eject
media utility to avoid data corruption.
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Right-side view -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Combo audio jack
Connects to headsets.
Notes:
• The combo audio jack does not support conventional microphones.
• The recording function might not be supported if third-party headphones or headsets are connected,
due to different industry standards.
USB ports
Connect to USB devices.
Note: For details, see “Connecting USB device” on page 8.
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Connecting USB device
Your computer comes with three USB ports compatible with USB devices.
The first time you plug a USB device into a particular USB port on your computer, Windows
automatically installs a driver for that device. After the driver has been installed, you can
disconnect and reconnect the device without performing any additional steps.
Note: Typically, Windows detects a new device after it has been connected, and then installs the driver
automatically. However, some devices may require you to install the driver before connecting. Check
the documentation provided by the device’s manufacturer before connecting the device.
Before disconnecting a USB storage device, make sure your computer has finished transferring
data to that device. Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the Windows
notification area to remove the device before disconnecting.
Note: If your USB device uses a power cord, connect the device to a power source before connecting it.
Otherwise, the device may not be recognized.
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Bottom view -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Speakers
Provide audio output.
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Chapter 2. Starting to use Windows 10
Note: Windows® 10 has an updated version. If you are using the updated version, some operations may be
different. Please refer to the actual product.
Configuring the operating system for the first time -----------You may need to configure the operating system when it is first used.
The configuration process may include the procedures below:
• Accepting the end user license agreement
• Configuring the Internet connection
• Registering the operating system
• Creating a user account
Operating system interface -------------------------------------------------------Windows 10 comes with a powerful and useful start menu.
To open the start menu, do one of the following:
• Press the Windows key
• Select Start
on the keyboard.
on the lower-left corner of the desktop.
Get Started app
Settings button
Power button
Start button
Search box
Task view button
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Settings
Settings lets you perform basic tasks. You can also search for more settings with the settings
search box in the upper-right corner.
To open the settings, do the following:
• Open the start menu, and then select Settings
.
Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down -------------When you have finished working with your computer, you can put it to sleep or shut it down.

Putting your computer to sleep
If you will be away from your computer for only a short time, put the computer to sleep.
When the computer is in sleep mode, you can quickly wake it to resume use, bypassing the
startup process.
To put the computer to sleep, do one of the following:
• Close the display lid.
• Press the Power button.
• Open the start menu, and then select Power
Sleep.
Note: Wait until the power indicator light turns off (indicating that the computer is in sleep mode) before
you move your computer. Moving your computer while the hard disk is spinning can damage the
hard disk, causing loss of data.
To wake the computer, do one of the following:
• Press any key on the keyboard.
• Press the Power button.
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
Shutting down the computer
If you are not going to use your computer for a long time, shut it down.
To shut down the computer, do one of the following:
• Open the start menu, and then select Power
Shut down.
• Right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner and select Shut down or sign out
Shut down.
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Task and desktop management -----------------------------------------------
Task view
To open the task view, do one of the following:
• Select the Task view button
• Press the Windows key

on the task bar.
+ Tab.
Virtual desktop management
Windows 10 supports the ability to create, manage and switch between virtual desktops.
To create a new virtual desktop, do one of the following:
• Open the task view, and then select New desktop.
• Press the Windows key
+ Ctrl + D.
To switch between different desktops, do one of the following:
• Open the task view and select the desktop you want active.
• Press the Windows key
+ Ctrl +
/
to scroll through the desktops you’ve created.
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Connecting to a wireless network -------------------------------------------Enabling wireless connection
To enable wireless functions, do the following:
1 Press F7 (
2 Click
) to disable airplane mode.
on the lower-right corner of the task bar to open the network configuration page.
Connecting to a wireless network
After wireless has been enabled, the computer will automatically scan for available wireless
networks and display them in the wireless network list. To connect to a wireless network, click
the network name in the list, and then click Connect.
Note: Some networks require a network security key or passphrase for connection. To connect to one of
those networks, ask the network administrator or the Internet service provider (ISP) for the security
key or passphrase.
Get Started app ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Windows 10 also provides the Get Started app to explain the new features of Windows 10. You
can find it on the start menu.
To open the Get Started app, do one of the following:
• Open the start menu and select Get Started
.
• Press Fn + F1 (depending on your keyboard layout).
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Chapter 3. Recovery system
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Introduction
Push-button reset is a built-in recovery tool that enables users to restore their operating system
to its original state. This preserves their data and important customizations, without the need to
back up their data in advance.
The following Push-button reset features are available to users from multiple locations within
Windows:
Refreshing the computer
Fixes software problems by reinstalling the factory default configuration. This preserves the
user’s data, important settings, and any Windows Store apps previously purchased from the
Windows Store.
Resetting the computer
Prepares the computer for recycling or transfer of ownership. This reinstalls the factory default
configuration and returns all user data and applications to the state of their original Out-of-Box
Experience (OOBE).

Using Push-button reset
Push-button reset can be launched using one of the following methods:
• Novo button:
- Shut down the computer and wait at least five seconds. Press the Novo button and then
select System Recovery.
• Settings:
- Settings
Update & security
Recovery
Advanced startup
select Restart now.
For more instructions, see the Windows Help and Support file on your computer.
When I purchased my computer, it included a copy of Windows. How can I determine whether the
copy of Windows is preinstalled by Lenovo?
On the outside of the sales package of your computer, you should find a label containing
configuration information for your computer. Check the printed string next to OS. If it contains
Windows or WIN, the copy of Windows was preinstalled by Lenovo.
What is the Recovery Partition?
If your computer is preinstalled with any version of Windows 10, the storage device of your
computer contains a Recovery Partition. This partition contains the image file of the preinstalled
Windows operating system. In cases of system failure, you can use the Lenovo OneKey Recovery
system or the Windows Reset feature to restore the operating system to its factory status.
Note: The Recovery Partition is not assigned a drive letter and cannot be accessed through Windows File
Explorer.
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I uninstalled a preinstalled software, but there is no significant increase in the free drive space.
The copy of Windows running on your computer may be WIMBoot-enabled. For computers
with WIMBoot-enabled Windows, the majority of files needed for preinstalled software are
installed on the Recovery Partition and won’t be deleted through normal uninstallation.
What happens if I attempt to delete or modify the Recovery Partition?
Attention:
• Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer.
If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the
factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery
Partition may cause Windows to fail to start.
How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled?
WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD 
(or eMMC) -only computer models. To check your computer,
1 On the start menu, click the Search box.
2 Make sure Settings is selected as the search scope and type Disk Management in the
search box.
3 Click the search result and the Disk Management program starts.
If Wim Boot is labeled on the Windows partition, WIMBoot is enabled on your copy of Windows.
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Frequently asked questions ------------------------------------------------------This section lists frequently asked questions by category.

Finding information
What safety precautions should I follow when using my computer?
The Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide which came with your computer contains
safety precautions for using your computer. Read and follow all the precautions when using
your computer.
Where can I find the hardware specifications for my computer?
You can find the hardware specification for your computer on the printed flyers which came
with your computer.
Where can I find warranty information?
For detailed warranty information on this machine, please visit below website to check out:
support.lenovo.com/warrantystatus.

Drivers and preinstalled software
Where are the installation discs for Lenovo preinstalled software (desktop software)?
Your computer did not come with installation discs for Lenovo preinstalled software. If you
need to reinstall any preinstalled software, you can find the installation program on the D
partition of your hard disk. If you cannot find the installation program there, you can also
download it from the Lenovo consumer support website.
Where can I find drivers for the various hardware devices of my computer?
If your computer is preinstalled with a Windows operating system, Lenovo provides drivers for
all the hardware devices that you need on the D partition of your hard disk. You can also
download the latest device drivers from the Lenovo consumer support website.

BIOS setup utility
What is the BIOS setup utility?
The BIOS setup utility is a ROM-based software. It displays 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 Press the Novo button and then select BIOS Setup.
How can I change the boot mode?
There are two boot modes: UEFI and Legacy Support. To change the boot mode, start the BIOS
setup utility and set boot mode to UEFI or Legacy Support on the boot menu.
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When do I need to change the boot mode?
The default boot mode for your computer is UEFI mode. If you need to install a legacy operating
system, such as Windows, Linux or Dos, etc. (that is, any operating system before Windows 8) on
your computer, you must change the boot mode to Legacy Support. The legacy operating system,
such as Windows, Linux or Dos, etc. cannot be installed if you don't change the boot mode.

Getting help
How can I contact the customer support center?
See “Chapter 3. Getting help and service” in the Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide.
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Troubleshooting ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Display problems
When I turn on the
computer, nothing
appears on the screen.
• If the screen is blank, make sure that:
- The AC power adapter is connected to the computer, and
plugged into a working electrical outlet.
- The computer power is on. (Press the Power button again
for confirmation.)
• If these items are properly set, and the screen remains blank,
have the computer serviced.
The screen goes blank
while the computer is on.
• Your screen saver or power management may be enabled. Do
one of the following to exit from the screen saver or to
resume from sleep mode:
- Touch the touchpad.
- Press any key on the keyboard.
- Press the Power button.
) to confirm whether the backlight of the
- Press F9 (
LCD screen has been turned off.
BIOS password problems
I forgot my password.
• If you forget your user password, ask the system
administrator to clear your user password.
• If you forget your hard disk drive password, a Lenovo
authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover
data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a
Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to
have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is
required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
• If you forget your administrator password, a Lenovo
authorized servicer cannot reset your password. You must
take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a
marketing representative to have the system board replaced.
Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for
parts and service.
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Sleep problems
The critical low-battery
error message appears,
and the computer
immediately turns off.
• The battery power is getting low. Connect the AC power
adapter to the computer.
The computer enters sleep
mode immediately after
Power-on self-test (POST).
• Make sure that:
- The battery pack is charged.
- The operating temperature is within the acceptable range.
See “Chapter 2. Use and care Information” in the Lenovo
Safety and General Information Guide.
Note: If the battery pack is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced.
The computer does not
return from sleep mode,
and the computer does
not work.
• If your computer is in sleep mode, connect the AC power adapter
to the computer, then press any key or the Power button.
• If the system still does not return from sleep mode, stops
responding, or cannot be turned off, reset the computer.
Unsaved data may be lost. To reset the computer, press and
hold the Power button for four seconds or more. If the
computer is still not reset, remove the AC power adapter.
Display panel problems
The screen is blank.
• Do the following:
- If you are using the AC power adapter or the battery pack,
and the battery status indicator is on, press F12 (
) to
make the screen brighter.
- If the power indicator is off, press the Power button to
resume from sleep mode.
- If the problem persists, follow the solution in the next
problem “The screen is unreadable or distorted.”
- Press F9 (
) to confirm whether the backlight of the
LCD screen has been turned off.
The screen is unreadable
or distorted.
• Make sure that:
- The display device driver is installed correctly.
- The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set.
- The monitor type is correct.
Incorrect characters
appear on the screen.
• Is the operating system or programs installed correctly? If
they are installed and configured correctly, have the
computer serviced.
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Sound problems
No sound can be heard
from the speaker even
when the volume is 
turned up.
• Make sure that:
- The Mute function is off.
- The combo audio jack is not being used.
- Speakers are selected as the playback device.
Battery pack problems
Your computer shuts down
before the battery status
indicator shows empty.
-orYour computer operates
after the battery status
indicator shows empty.
• Discharge and recharge the battery pack.
The computer does not
operate with a fully
charged battery pack.
• The surge protector in the battery pack might be active. Turn
off the computer for one minute to reset the protector; then
turn on the computer again.
A hard disk drive problem
The hard disk drive does
not work.
• Make sure that the hard disk drive is included in the Boot
menu in the BIOS setup utility correctly.
A startup problem
The Microsoft® Windows
operating system does 
not start.
• For details, see “Recovery system” on page 15.
Recovery System problems
Failure to restore system
partition to factory default.
• The system partition (e.g. the partition size or the drive
capacity of C) has been modified.
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Other problems
Your computer does not
respond.
• To turn off your computer, press and hold the Power button
for four seconds or more. If the computer still does not
respond, remove the AC power adapter.
• Your computer might lock when it enters sleep mode during
a communication operation. Disable the sleep timer when
you are working on the network.
The computer does not
start from a device you
want.
• See the Boot menu of the BIOS setup utility. Make sure that
the BIOS setup utility is set so that the computer starts from
the device you want.
• Also make sure that the device from which the computer
starts is enabled. Make sure that the device is included in the
Boot menu in the BIOS setup utility correctly.
• While turned off, press the Novo button to select the device
you want the computer to start from.
The connected external
device does not work.
• Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other
than USB while the computer power is on. Otherwise, you
might damage your computer.
• When using high power consumption external devices such
as an external USB optical disk drive, use an external device
power adapter. Otherwise, the device may not be recognized,
or the system may shut down as a result.
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other countries, or both.
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Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other
countries, or both.
Other company, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
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