User Guide
Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c
Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the following:
• Safety and Warranty Guide
• Regulatory Notice
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“Important safety information” on page iv
• Appendix C “Notices” on page 71
The Safety and Warranty Guide and the Regulatory Notice have been uploaded to the Web site. To refer to
them, go to http://www.lenovo.com/UserManuals.
First Edition (March 2012)
© Copyright Lenovo 2012.
LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration
“GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.
Contents
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Important safety information . . . . . . . . . . iv
Conditions that require immediate action . . . iv
Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Chapter 1. Getting to know your
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Top view . . . .
Left-side view . .
Right-side view .
Front view . . .
Bottom view . .
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Chapter 2. Using your computer . . .
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . .
Tips on using your computer . . . . . . . .
Reading the manuals . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to power . . . . . . . . .
Turning on the computer . . . . . . . .
Configuring the operating system . . . .
Putting your computer into sleep mode or
shutting it down . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the ac power adapter and the battery pack
Checking the battery status . . . . . . .
Using the ac power adapter. . . . . . .
Charging the battery . . . . . . . . .
Maximizing the battery life . . . . . . .
Handling the battery. . . . . . . . . .
Using the touch pad or click pad . . . . . .
Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . .
Numeric keypad . . . . . . . . . . .
OneKey Recovery Pro program button . .
Function key combinations . . . . . . .
Connecting to external devices . . . . . . .
Using the media card reader . . . . . .
Using USB connectors. . . . . . . . .
Using Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Nvidia Optimus Graphics feature . .
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Software configuration .
Wireless connection . . .
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Chapter 4. You and your computer . .
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Ergonomic information. . . . . . . . . .
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Attaching a mechanical lock . . .
Using passwords. . . . . . . .
Using a fingerprint reader . . . .
Using the Active Protection System
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Chapter 6. OneKey Recovery Pro . . .
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Using the OneKey Recovery Pro program on the
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Solving recovery problems . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 7. Replacing devices . . . . .
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Static electricity prevention . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the backup battery . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the hard disk drive . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a memory module . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the mSATA solid state drive . . . . .
Replacing the PCI Express Mini Card for wireless
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Replacing the optical drive . . . . . . . . . .
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Taking care of your computer . . . . . . . . .
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Computer screen problems . . . . . .
Problems with drives and other storage
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information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless related information . . . . . . . .
Export classification notice . . . . . . . . .
Electronic emission notices. . . . . . . . .
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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China WEEE statement . . . . . . . . . . .
EU WEEE statements . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Read this first
Be sure to follow the important tips given here to continue to get the most use and enjoyment out of your
computer. Failure to do so might lead to discomfort or injury, or cause your computer to fail.
Protect yourself from the heat that your computer generates.
When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm
rest, and some other parts may become hot. The temperature they reach
depends on the amount of system activity and the level of charge in the battery.
Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, could cause
discomfort or even a skin burn.
• Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your body in
contact with a hot section of the computer for any extended time.
• Periodically take hands from using the keyboard by lifting your hands from
the palm rest.
Protect yourself from the heat generated by the ac power adapter.
When the ac power adapter is connected to an electrical outlet and your
computer, it generates heat.
Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, may cause a skin
burn.
• Do not place the ac power adapter in contact with any part of your body
while it is in use.
• Never use it to warm your body.
Prevent your computer from getting wet.
To avoid spills and the danger of electrical shock, keep liquids away from your
computer.
Protect the cables from being damaged.
Applying strong force to cables may damage or break them.
Route communication lines, or the cables of an ac power adapter, a mouse, a
keyboard, a printer, or any other electronic device, so that they cannot be walked
on, tripped over, pinched by your computer or other objects, or in any way
subjected to treatment that could interfere with the operation of your computer.
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Protect your computer and data when moving it.
Before moving a computer equipped with a hard disk drive, do one of the
following, and make sure that the power switch is off or is blinking:
• Turn it off.
• Put it in sleep mode.
• Put it in hibernation mode.
This will help to prevent damage to the computer, and possible loss of data.
Handle your computer gently.
Do not drop, bump, scratch, twist, hit, vibrate, push, or place heavy objects on
your computer, display, or external devices.
Carry your computer carefully.
• Use a quality carrying case that provides adequate cushioning and protection.
• Do not pack your computer in a tightly packed suitcase or bag.
• Before putting your computer in a carrying case, make sure that it is off, in sleep
mode, or in hibernation mode. Do not put a computer in a carrying case while it
is turned on.
Important safety information
This information can help you safely use your notebook personal computer. Follow and retain all information
included with your computer. The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase
agreement or the Lenovo® Limited Warranty.
Customer safety is important. Our products are developed to be safe and effective. However, personal
computers are electronic devices. Power cords, power adapters, and other features can create potential
safety risks that can result in physical injury or property damage, especially if misused. To reduce these
risks, follow the instructions in this document carefully. By carefully following the information contained in
this document and provided with your product, you can help protect yourself from hazards and create a
safer computer work environment.
Conditions that require immediate action
Products can become damaged due to misuse or neglect. Some product damage is serious enough
that the product should not be used again until it has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired by
an authorized servicer.
As with any electronic device, pay close attention to the product when it is turned on. On very rare
occasions, you might notice an odor or see a puff of smoke or sparks vent from your product. Or you
might hear sounds like popping, cracking or hissing. These conditions might merely mean that an
internal electronic component has failed in a safe and controlled manner. Or, they might indicate
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a potential safety issue. However, do not take risks or attempt to diagnose the situation yourself.
Contact the Customer Support Center for further guidance. For a list of Service and Support phone
numbers, go to the following Web site:
http://support.lenovo.com
Frequently inspect your computer and its components for damage or wear or signs of danger. If you
have any question about the condition of a component, do not use the product. Contact the Customer
Support Center or the product manufacturer for instructions on how to inspect the product and
have it repaired, if necessary.
In the unlikely event that you notice any of the following conditions, or if you have any safety concerns
with your product, stop using the product and unplug it from the power source and telecommunication
lines until you can speak to the Customer Support Center for further guidance.
• Power cords, plugs, power adapters, extension cords, surge protectors, or power supplies that are
cracked, broken, or damaged.
• Signs of overheating, smoke, sparks, or fire.
• Damage to a battery (such as cracks, dents, or creases), discharge from a battery, or a buildup of foreign
substances on the battery.
• A cracking, hissing or popping sound, or strong odor that comes from the product.
• Signs that liquid has been spilled or an object has fallen onto the computer product, the power cord or
power adapter.
• The computer product, power cord, or power adapter has been exposed to water.
• The product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
• The product does not operate normally when you follow the operating instructions.
Note: If you notice these conditions with a product (such as an extension cord) that is not manufactured for
or by Lenovo, stop using that product until you can contact the product manufacturer for further instructions,
or until you get a suitable replacement.
Safety guidelines
Always observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury and property damage.
Service and upgrades
Do not attempt to service a product yourself unless instructed to do so by the Customer Support Center or
your documentation. Only use a Service Provider who is approved to repair your particular product.
Note: Some computer parts can be upgraded or replaced by the customer. Upgrades typically are
referred to as options. Replacement parts approved for customer installation are referred to as Customer
Replaceable Units, or CRUs. Lenovo provides documentation with instructions when it is appropriate for
customers to install options or replace CRUs. You must closely follow all instructions when installing or
replacing parts. The Off state of a power indicator does not necessarily mean that voltage levels inside a
product are zero. Before you remove the covers from a product equipped with a power cord, always make
sure that the power is turned off and that the product is unplugged from any power source. If you have
any questions or concerns, contact the Customer Support Center.
CAUTION:
Before replacing any CRUs, turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer
cool before opening the cover.
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Power cords and power adapters
DANGER
Use only the power cords and power adapters supplied by the product manufacturer.
The power cords shall be safety approved. For Germany, it shall be H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75 mm2, or
better. For other countries, the suitable types shall be used accordingly.
Never wrap a power cord around a power adapter or other object. Doing so can stress the cord in
ways that can cause the cord to fray, crack, or crimp. This can present a safety hazard.
Always route power cords so that they will not be walked on, tripped over, or pinched by objects.
Protect power cords and power adapters from liquids. For instance, do not leave your power cord
or power adapter near sinks, tubs, toilets, or on floors that are cleaned with liquid cleansers.
Liquids can cause a short circuit, particularly if the power cord or power adapter has been stressed
by misuse. Liquids also can cause gradual corrosion of power cord terminals and/or the connector
terminals on a power adapter, which can eventually result in overheating.
Always connect power cords and signal cables in the correct order and ensure that all power cord
connectors are securely and completely plugged into receptacles.
Do not use any power adapter that shows corrosion at the ac input pins or shows signs of
overheating (such as deformed plastic) at the ac input pins or anywhere on the power adapter.
Do not use any power cords where the electrical contacts on either end show signs of corrosion or
overheating or where the power cord appears to have been damaged in any way.
Extension cords and related devices
Ensure that extension cords, surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies, and power strips that you use
are rated to handle the electrical requirements of the product. Never overload these devices. If power strips
are used, the load should not exceed the power strip input rating. Consult an electrician for more information
if you have questions about power loads, power requirements, and input ratings.
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Plugs and outlets
DANGER
If a receptacle (power outlet) that you intend to use with your computer equipment appears to be
damaged or corroded, do not use the outlet until it is replaced by a qualified electrician.
Do not bend or modify the plug. If the plug is damaged, contact the manufacturer to obtain
a replacement.
Do not share an electrical outlet with other home or commercial appliances that draw large amounts
of electricity; otherwise, unstable voltage might damage your computer, data, or attached devices.
Some products are equipped with a three-pronged plug. This plug fits only into a grounded
electrical outlet. This is a safety feature. Do not defeat this safety feature by trying to insert it into
a non-grounded outlet. If you cannot insert the plug into the outlet, contact an electrician for an
approved outlet adapter or to replace the outlet with one that enables this safety feature. Never
overload an electrical outlet. The overall system load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch
circuit rating. Consult an electrician for more information if you have questions about power loads
and branch circuit ratings.
Be sure that the power outlet you are using is properly wired, easily accessible, and located close
to the equipment. Do not fully extend power cords in a way that will stress the cords.
Be sure that the power outlet provides the correct voltage and current for the product you are
installing.
Carefully connect and disconnect the equipment from the electrical outlet.
Power supply statement
DANGER
Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached.
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label
attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components. If you suspect a problem with
one of these parts, contact a service technician.
External devices
CAUTION:
Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than Universal Serial Bus (USB)
cable while the computer power is on; otherwise, you might damage your computer. To avoid
possible damage to attached devices, wait at least five seconds after the computer is shut down to
disconnect external devices.
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General battery notice
DANGER
Personal computers manufactured by Lenovo contain a coin cell battery to provide power to
the system clock. In addition, many mobile products, such as notebook computers, utilize a
rechargeable battery pack to provide system power when in portable mode. Batteries supplied by
Lenovo for use with your product have been tested for compatibility and should only be replaced
with approved parts.
Never attempt to open or service any battery. Do not crush, puncture, or incinerate batteries or
short circuit the metal contacts. Do not expose the battery to water or other liquids. Only recharge
the battery pack strictly according to instructions included in the product documentation.
Battery abuse or mishandling can cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame
to “vent” from the battery pack or coin cell. If your battery is damaged, or if you notice any
discharge from your battery or the buildup of foreign materials on the battery leads, stop using the
battery and obtain a replacement from the battery manufacturer.
Batteries can degrade when they are left unused for long periods of time. For some rechargeable
batteries (particularly Lithium Ion batteries), leaving a battery unused in a discharged state could
increase the risk of a battery short circuit, which could shorten the life of the battery and also can
pose a safety hazard. Do not let rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries completely discharge or store
these batteries in a discharged state.
Rechargeable battery notice
DANGER
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack. Attempting to do so can cause an
explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack. A battery pack other than the one specified by
Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery pack is not covered by the warranty.
If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery
pack contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury:
• Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not attempt to disassemble it.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Keep it away from children.
• Do not drop the battery pack.
Do not put the battery pack in trash that is disposed of in landfills. When disposing of the battery,
comply with local ordinances or regulations.
The battery pack should be stored at room temperature, charged to approximately 30 to 50%
of capacity. We recommend that battery pack be charged about once per year to prevent
overdischarge.
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Lithium coin cell battery notice
DANGER
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
When replacing the lithium coin cell battery, use only the same or an equivalent type that is
recommended by the manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly
used, handled, or disposed of.
Do not:
• Throw or immerse into water
• Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
• Repair or disassemble
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
The following statement applies to users in the state of California, U.S.A.
California Perchlorate Information:
Products containing CR (manganese dioxide) lithium coin cell batteries may contain perchlorate.
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
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Heat and product ventilation
DANGER
Computers, ac power adapters, and many accessories can generate heat when turned on and when
batteries are charging. Notebook computers can generate a significant amount of heat due to their
compact size. Always follow these basic precautions:
• When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm rest, and some
other parts may become hot. Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your
body in contact with a hot section of the computer for any extended length of time. When you
use the keyboard, avoid keeping your palms on the palm rest for a prolonged period of time.
Your computer generates some heat during normal operation. The amount of heat depends on
the amount of system activity and the battery charge level. Extended contact with your body,
even through clothing, could cause discomfort or even a skin burn. Periodically take breaks
from using the keyboard by lifting your hands from the palm rest; and be careful not to use
the keyboard for any extended length of time.
• Do not operate your computer or charge the battery near flammable materials or in explosive
environments.
• Ventilation slots, fans and/or heat sinks are provided with the product for safety, comfort, and
reliable operation. These features might inadvertently become blocked by placing the product on
a bed, sofa, carpet, or other flexible surface. Never block, cover, or disable these features.
• When the ac power adapter is connected to an electrical outlet and your computer, it generates
heat. Do not place the adapter in contact with any part of your body while using it. Never use the
ac power adapter to warm your body. Extended contact with your body, even through clothing,
may cause a skin burn.
For your safety, always follow these basic precautions with your computer:
• Keep the cover closed whenever the computer is plugged in.
• Regularly inspect the outside of the computer for dust accumulation.
• Remove dust from vents and any perforations in the bezel. More frequent cleanings might be
required for computers in dusty or high-traffic areas.
• Do not restrict or block any ventilation openings.
• Do not operate your computer inside furniture, as this might increase the risk of overheating.
• Airflow temperatures into the computer should not exceed 35°C (95°F).
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Electrical current safety information
DANGER
Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.
To avoid a shock hazard:
• Do not use your computer during a lightning storm.
• Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration
of this product during an electrical storm.
• Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet.
• Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product.
• Whenever possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
• Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
• Disconnect the attached power cords, battery pack, and all the cables before you open the
device covers, unless instructed otherwise in the installation and configuration procedures.
• Do not use you computer until all internal parts enclosures are fastened into place. Never use
the computer when internal parts and circuits are exposed.
DANGER
Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following procedures when installing, moving,
or opening covers on this product or attached devices.
To connect:
To disconnect:
1. Turn everything OFF.
1. Turn everything OFF.
2. First, attach all cables to devices.
2. First, remove power cords from outlets.
3. Attach signal cables to connectors.
3. Remove signal cables from connectors.
4. Attach power cords to outlets.
4. Remove all cables from devices.
5. Turn devices ON.
The power cord must be disconnected from the wall outlet or receptacle before installing all other
electrical cables connected to the computer.
The power cord may be reconnected to the wall outlet or receptacle only after all other electrical
cables have been connected to the computer.
CD and DVD drive safety
CD and DVD drives spin discs at a high speed. If a CD or DVD is cracked or otherwise physically damaged,
it is possible for the disc to break apart or even shatter when the CD drive is in use. To protect against
possible injury due to this situation, and to reduce the risk of damage to your computer, do the following:
• Always store CD/DVD discs in their original packaging.
• Always store CD/DVD discs out of direct sunlight and away from direct heat sources.
• Remove CD/DVD discs from the computer when not in use.
• Do not bend or flex CD/DVD discs, or force them into the computer or their packaging.
• Check CD/DVD discs for cracks before each use. Do not use cracked or damaged discs.
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Laser compliance statement
CAUTION:
When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or transmitters) are
installed, note the following:
• Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to
hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device.
• Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein
might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
DANGER
Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser diode. Note the following.
Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly with optical
instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) notice
CAUTION:
For products with mercury-containing fluorescent lamps (for example, non-LED)
• The fluorescent lamp in the liquid crystal display contains mercury; dispose of according to local,
state, or federal laws.
• The LCD is made of glass, and rough handling or dropping the computer can cause the LCD to
break. If the LCD breaks and the internal fluid gets into your eyes or on your hands, immediately
wash the affected areas with water for at least 15 minutes; if any symptoms are present after
washing, get medical care.
Using headphones or earphones
If your computer has both a headphone connector and an audio-out connector, always use the headphone
connector for headphones (also called a headset) or earphones.
CAUTION:
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. Adjustment of
the equalizer to maximum increases the earphone and headphone output voltage and the sound
pressure level. Therefore, to protect your hearing, adjust the equalizer to an appropriate level.
Excessive use of headphones or earphones for a long period of time at high volume can be dangerous if the
output of the headphone or earphone connectors do not comply with specifications of EN 50332-2. The
headphone output connector of your computer complies with EN 50332-2 Sub clause 7. This specification
limits the computer’s maximum wide band true RMS output voltage to 150 mV. To help protect against
hearing loss, ensure that the headphones or earphones you use also comply with EN 50332-2 (Clause 7
limits) for a wide band characteristic voltage of 75 mV. Using headphones that do not comply with EN
50332-2 can be dangerous due to excessive sound pressure levels.
If your Lenovo computer came with headphones or earphones in the package, as a set, the combination of
the headphones or earphones and the computer already complies with the specifications of EN 50332-1.
If different headphones or earphones are used, ensure that they comply with EN 50332-1 (Clause 6.5
Limitation Values). Using headphones that do not comply with EN 50332-1 can be dangerous due to
excessive sound pressure levels.
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Additional safety information
DANGER
Plastic bags can be dangerous. Keep plastic bags away from babies and children to avoid danger
of suffocation.
Notice for tablet personal computer users
Safety notice for users in Australia
DANGER
Do not connect phone line while using tablet mode.
Notice for users in the U.S.A.
Many personal computer products and accessories contain cords, cables or wires, such as power cords or
cords to connect the accessory to a personal computer. If this product has such a cord, cable or wire, then
the following warning applies:
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with this product
will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Save these instructions.
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Chapter 1. Getting to know your computer
This chapter introduces the computer hardware features to give you the basic information you will need
to start using the computer.
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“Top view” on page 1
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“Left-side view” on page 3
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“Right-side view” on page 4
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“Front view” on page 4
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“Bottom view” on page 5
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“Status indicators” on page 6
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“Features” on page 7
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“Specifications” on page 8
Top view
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Figure 1. Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c top view
1 Integrated camera
6 OneKey® Recovery Pro program button
2 Wireless module antennas
7 Touch pad or click pad
3 Computer display
8 Fingerprint reader
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4 Built-in stereo speakers
9 Numeric keypad
5 Power button
10 Status indicators
Note: Your computer might look different from the above illustration.
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Integrated camera
Use the camera to take pictures or hold a video conference.
2
Wireless module antennas
The built-in antennas ensure optimal reception of wireless radio.
3
Computer display
The LCD display provides brilliant visual output.
4
Built-in stereo speakers
To adjust the sound level of the built-in speakers, refer to “Function key combinations” on page 18.
5
Power button
Press this button to turn on the computer. To turn off the computer, use the Shutdown option on the
Start menu.
6
OneKey Recovery Pro program button
Press the OneKey Recovery Pro program button to launch the recovery program preinstalled on your
computer. For more information, refer to “OneKey Recovery Pro program button” on page 17.
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Touch pad or click pad
Depending on your models, your computer may come with the touch pad or click pad. Move your fingertip
across the touch pad or click pad to move the pointer. The touch pad buttons provide functions similar
to those of a mouse and its buttons. For more information, refer to “Using the touch pad or click pad”
on page 15.
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Fingerprint reader
The fingerprint authentication technology enables you to use your fingerprint to start the computer.
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Numeric keypad
Your computer might have a numeric keypad that can be used to quickly input numbers. For more
information, refer to “Using the keyboard” on page 16.
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Status indicators
The status indicators show the current status of your computer. For more information, refer to “Status
indicators” on page 6.
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Left-side view
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Figure 2. Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c left-side view
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1 Security keyhole
4 Ethernet connector
2 Fan louvers
5 HDMI port
3 Monitor connector
6 USB 3.0 connectors
Security keyhole
Purchase a security cable lock that fits this keyhole to lock your computer to a stationary object to protect
your computer from theft. For more information, refer to “Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 27.
2
Fan louvers
The internal fan and louvers enable air to circulate in the computer and cool the central processor.
Note: To avoid impeding airflow, do not place any obstacle in front of the fan.
3
Monitor connector
The monitor connector is used to connect an external monitor or projector to your computer.
4
Ethernet connector
Connect your computer to a local area network (LAN) with the Ethernet connector.
DANGER
To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not connect the telephone cable to the Ethernet connector.
You can only connect an Ethernet cable to this connector.
For more information, refer to “Wired connection” on page 21.
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HDMI port
Use the high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) port to connect a compatible digital audio device or
video monitor such as an HDTV.
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USB 3.0 connectors
Connect devices compatible with a USB interface, such as a USB printer or a digital camera. For more
information, refer to “Using USB connectors” on page 19.
Note: Your computer is compatible with USB 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0.
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Right-side view
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Figure 3. Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c right-side view
1 Combo audio jack
4 USB connector
2 USB connector
5 Power jack
3 Optical drive
1
Combo audio jack
To listen to the sound from your computer, connect a headphone or a headset that has a 3.5 mm 4-pole
plug to the combo audio jack.
2
USB connector
Connect devices compatible with a USB interface, such as a USB printer or a digital camera. For more
information, refer to “Using USB connectors” on page 19.
Note: Your computer is compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0.
3
Optical drive
The optical drive reads optical discs.
4
USB connector
Connect devices compatible with a USB interface, such as a USB printer or a digital camera. For more
information, refer to “Using USB connectors” on page 19.
Note: Your computer is compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0.
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Power jack
The ac power adapter cable connects to the computer power jack to provide power to the computer and
charge the battery. For more information, refer to “Using the ac power adapter and the battery pack”
on page 13.
Front view
Figure 4. Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, V580c front view
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3 Media card reader slot
1 Status indicator
2 Built-in microphone
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Status indicator
The status indicators show the current status of your computer. For more information, refer to “Status
indicators” on page 6.
2
Built-in microphone
The built-in microphone captures sound and voice when it is used with an application program capable
of handling audio.
3
Media card reader slot
For more information, refer to “Using the media card reader” on page 19.
Bottom view
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Figure 5. Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c bottom view
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1 Battery latch (manual)
3 Battery latch (spring loaded)
2 Battery
4 Bottom slot cover
Battery latch (manual)
Keeps the battery secured in place.
2
Battery
Use your computer with battery power whenever ac power is unavailable. For more information, refer to
“Using the ac power adapter and the battery pack” on page 13.
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Battery latch (spring loaded)
Keeps the battery secured in place.
4
Bottom slot cover
The hard disk drive, memory module, and mini-PCI Express Card are placed underneath.
Status indicators
The status indicators show the current status of your computer.
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Figure 6. Status indicators of Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c
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Caps lock indicator
Press the Caps Lock key to enable the Caps Lock mode to type all alphabetic characters (A-Z) in uppercase
directly.
2
Numeric lock indicator
When the indicator is on, the numeric keypad is enabled. You can use the keypad to type numbers quickly.
3
Hard disk drive indicator
When this indicator is on, a hard disk drive or an optical drive is reading or writing data.
4
APS status indicator
Your computer may come with an APS status indicator. When this indicator is on, the Active Protection
System (APS) is enabled.
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Figure 7. Status indicators of Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c
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Power and battery status indicator
• Green: The battery charge level is between 80% and 100%, or the battery discharge level is between
20% and 100%.
• Slow blinking green: The battery charge level is between 20% and 80%, and charging is continuing.
When the battery charge level reaches 80%, the battery status indicator stops blinking, but the charging
might continue until the battery is 100% charged.
• Slow blinking orange: The battery charge level is between 5% and 20%, and the charging is continuing.
When the battery charge level reaches 20%, the blinking color changes to green.
• Orange: The battery discharge level is between 5% and 20%.
• Fast blinking orange: The battery charge or discharge level is 5% or less.
• Off: The battery is detached or the computer is powered off.
Features
This topic lists the physical features for your computer.
Processor
• See the system properties of your computer. You can do this as follows: Click Start, right-click
Computer; then from the pull down menu select Properties.
Memory
• Double data rate 3 (DDR3) synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM)
Storage device
• 2.5-inch (7 mm height or 9.5 mm height) hard disk drive
• mSATA solid state drive (on some models)
Display
• Size:
– V480 and V480c: 14.0 inches (356 mm)
– V580 and V580c: 15.6 inches (396 mm)
• Resolution:
– LCD: 1366-by-768
– External monitor: Maximum 2048-by-1536
• Integrated camera
• Built-in microphones
Keyboard
• 6-row Lenovo keyboard
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• One-key Recovery Pro program button
Interface
• Combo audio jack (stereo headphone or headset)
• Two USB 2.0 connectors
• Two USB 3.0 connectors
• RJ45 Ethernet connector
• HDMI port
• External monitor connector
• 4-in-1 digital media card reader slot
Optical drive
• 12.7 mm Rambo optical drive (on some models)
• 12.7 mm Rambo/Blu-ray combo optical drive (on some models)
Wireless features
• Integrated wireless LAN
• Integrated Bluetooth (on some models)
• Integrated WiMAX
• 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet communication
Security features
• Fingerprint reader
Specifications
This topic lists the physical specifications for your computer.
Lenovo V480 and V480c
Size
• Width: 340 mm
• Depth: 234.6 mm
• Height:
– Lenovo V480c: 30.8 mm
– Lenovo V480: 30 mm
Heat output
• 65 W (222 Btu/hr) or 90 W (307 Btu/hr) maximum heat output (depending on the model)
Power source (ac power adapter)
• Sine-wave input at 50 to 60 Hz
• Input rating of the ac power adapter: 100 to 240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz
Battery pack
• Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery pack
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Size
• Width: 378 mm
• Depth: 252 mm
• Height:
– Lenovo V580: 32 mm
– Lenovo V580c: 33.1 mm
Heat output
• 65 W (222 Btu/hr) or 90 W (307 Btu/hr) maximum heat output (depending on the model)
Power source (ac power adapter)
• Sine-wave input at 50 to 60 Hz
• Input rating of the ac power adapter: 100 to 240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz
Battery pack
• Li-Ion battery pack
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Chapter 2. Using your computer
This chapter provides information on using some of the computer components.
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“Frequently asked questions” on page 11
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“Tips on using your computer” on page 12
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“Using the ac power adapter and the battery pack” on page 13
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“Using the touch pad or click pad” on page 15
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“Using the keyboard” on page 16
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“Connecting to external devices” on page 19
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“Using the Nvidia Optimus Graphics feature” on page 20
Frequently asked questions
The following are a few tips that will help you optimize the use of your computer.
• Question: What safety precautions should I follow when using my computer?
Solution: See “Important safety information”” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your
computer.
• Question: How can I prevent problems with my computer?
Solution: See Chapter 8 “Preventing problems” on page 53.
• Question: What are the main hardware features of my computer?
Solution: See Chapter 1 “Getting to know your computer” on page 1 and Chapter 2 “Using your
computer” on page 11.
• Question: Where can I find the detailed specifications for my computer?
Solution: Go to http://support.lenovo.com.
• Question: Where can I find the instructions on upgrading ore replacing a device?
Solution: See Chapter 7 “Replacing devices” on page 31.
• Question: Where are the recovery discs?
Solution: Your computer does not come with a recovery disc. For an explanation of the alternative
recovery solution offered by Lenovo, see Chapter 6 “OneKey Recovery Pro” on page 29.
• Question: How can I contact the Customer Support Center?
Solution: See “Getting help and service” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
• Question: Where can I find the warranty information?
Solution: For the warranty applicable to your computer, including the warranty period and type of warranty
service, see “Lenovo Limited Warranty” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
• Question: How can I install the device drivers?
Solution: A compatible device driver is a requirement to ensure correct operation and performance of
each component in your computer. If your computer is preinstalled with an operating system, Lenovo
provides all device drivers that you need on the hard disk drive.
• Question: What can I do if the backup process fails?
Solution: If you can start the backup feature without a problem, but it fails during the backup process,
try the following:
1. Close other applications, then restart the backup process.
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2. Check if the destination medium is damaged, try to select another file path and then try again.
• Question: When do I need to restore the computer to the factory default settings?
Solution: You can restore the computer to the factory default settings when it fails or when you need
to reinstall the operating system. This will restore your computer back to the initial state when you first
started it up after receiving it from the store. Ensure that you have backed up your critical data before
doing this to avoid data loss.
Tips on using your computer
This topic provides tips on using your computer for the first time.
Reading the manuals
Read the manuals that come with your computer before using the computer.
Connecting to power
The supplied battery pack is not fully charged at purchase. To charge the battery and begin to use your
computer, install the battery pack, connect the computer to an electrical outlet, and then the battery will be
charged automatically.
Installing the battery pack
For instructions on installing the battery pack, refer to the Setup Poster that comes with your computer.
Connecting the computer to an electrical outlet
To connect the computer to an electrical outlet, do the following:
1. Connect the power cord to the ac power adapter.
2. Connect the ac power adapter to the power jack of the computer firmly.
3. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
Turning on the computer
Press the power button to turn on the computer.
Configuring the operating system
You might need to configure the operating system when you use the computer for the first time. The
configuration process might include the following steps:
• Accepting the end user license agreement
• Configuring the Internet connection
• Registering the operating system
• Creating a user account
Putting your computer into sleep mode or shutting it down
To conserve power, put the computer into sleep mode or shut it down when the computer is not in use.
Putting your computer into sleep mode
If you will be away from your computer for a short time, put the computer into sleep mode. When the
computer is in sleep mode, you can quickly wake it up to resume use and bypass the startup process.
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To put the computer into sleep mode, do either of the following:
• Click
and select Sleep from the Start menu. Then click OK.
• Press Fn+F1.
Note: Wait until the power indicator starts blinking (indicating that the computer is in sleep state) before
you move the computer. Moving the computer while the hard disk drive is spinning can damage the
hard disk drive, causing loss of data.
To wake up the computer, do either of the following:
• Press the power button.
• Press the Fn key on the keyboard.
Shutting down the computer
If you are not going to use the computer for a day or two, shut it down.
To shut down the computer, do the following:
1. Click
.
2. Select Shut down from the Start menu. Then click OK.
Using the ac power adapter and the battery pack
This topic provides information about how to use the ac power adapter and the battery for your computer.
Checking the battery status
The battery gauge in the Windows notification area displays the percentage of battery power remaining.
The rate at which you use battery power will determine how long you can use the battery between charges.
Because each computer user has different habits and needs, it is difficult to predict how long a battery
charge will last. There are two main factors:
• How much energy is stored in the battery when you begin to work.
• The way you use your computer: how often you access the hard disk drive, how bright you make the
computer display.
Using the ac power adapter
The power to run your computer can come either from the lithium-ion battery pack provided with it, or from
ac power through the ac power adapter. While you use ac power, the battery charges automatically.
The ac power adapter has two basic components:
1. The transformer pack that converts ac power adapter for use with the computer.
2. The power cord that plugs into the ac outlet and into the transformer pack.
Attention: Using an improper power cord could cause severe damage to the computer.
Connecting the ac power adapter
To connect the ac power adapter, do the following:
1. Connect the ac power adapter to the power jack of the computer.
2. Connect the power cord to the transformer pack.
3. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
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Tips on using the ac power adapter
When using the ac power adapter, observe the following guidelines:
• When the ac power adapter is not in use, disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
• Do not bind the power cord tightly around the ac power transformer pack when it is connected to the
transformer.
• Before you charge the battery, make sure that its temperature is at least 10°C (50°F).
• You can charge the battery when the ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the battery
is installed.
Charging the battery
When you find that the battery power is low, you need to charge the battery or replace it with a fully
charged one.
You are recommended to charge the battery in any of the following situations:
• When you purchase a new battery
• If the battery status indicator starts blinking
• If the battery has not been used for a long time
Notes:
• You are advised to install the battery pack when using your computer to prevent small particles from
entering the inside of your computer.
• To maximize the battery life, do not start recharging the battery immediately after it drops from full charge.
• Charge the battery at a temperature between 50 °F and 86 °F (10 °C-30 °C).
• Full charge or discharge is not required.
Maximizing the battery life
To maximize the life of a new battery or a battery that you have not used recently, do either of the following:
• Use the battery until the charge is completely depleted; that is, use the battery until the battery status
indicator starts blinking orange.
• Recharge the battery completely before using it. The battery is fully charged if the battery indicator shows
green when the ac power adapter is plugged in.
Handling the battery
DANGER
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack.
Attempting to do so can cause an explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack.
A battery pack other than the one specified by Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery
pack is not covered by the warranty.
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DANGER
If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery
pack contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury:
• Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Store it in a cool dry place.
• Keep it away from children.
Using the touch pad or click pad
Depending on the models, your computer might come with the touch pad or click pad.
Using the touch pad
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Note: Your computer might look different from the above illustration.
1 Touch pad: To move the cursor on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which
you want the cursor to move.
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Left click button: Functions the same as the left button on a conventional mouse.
3
Right click button: Functions the same as the right button on a conventional mouse.
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Note: You can enable or disable the touch pad by pressing Fn+F6.
Using the click pad
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Note: Your computer might look different from the above illustration.
1 Click pad: To move the cursor on the screen, slide your fingertip over the pad in the direction in which
you want the cursor to move.
2
Left click button: Functions the same as the left button on a conventional mouse.
3
Right click button: Functions the same as the right button on a conventional mouse.
Note: You can enable or disable the touch pad by pressing Fn+F6.
Using the keyboard
Your computer has a numeric keypad that can be used to quickly input numbers.
Numeric keypad
Depending on your model, your computer might come with a separate numeric keypad or function keys
that could work as a numeric keypad.
V480 and V480c
The keyboard has keys that can work as a 10-key numeric keypad when enabled. To enable or disable the
keypad, press Fn+F8.
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V580 and V580c
The keyboard has a separate numeric keypad. To enable or disable the keypad, press the numeric lock
key (NmLk).
Note: The numeric lock indicator is on when the numeric keypad is enabled.
OneKey Recovery Pro program button
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OneKey Recovery Pro program button
• When the computer is turned off, press this button and then follow the on-screen instructions to launch
the recovery program.
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• When the computer is starting up and the Lenovo logo is displayed, press this button and then follow the
on-screen instructions to start the recovery program.
• On the Windows operating system, press this button to launch the Lenovo Solution Center program.
For more information, refer to Chapter 6 “OneKey Recovery Pro” on page 29.
Function key combinations
By setting the function keys, you can change operational features instantly. To use this function, press and
hold the Fn key 1 , then press one of the function keys 2 .
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The following table describes the functions of each key combination.
Table 1. Function key combinations
Key combination
Description
Fn+Esc
Turn on or turn off the integrated camera.
Fn+F1
Put your computer into sleep mode. To return to normal operation, press
any key.
Fn+F2
Enable or disable the backlight feature of the computer screen.
Fn+F3
Switch between the computer display and an external monitor.
Fn+F5
Enable or disable the built-in wireless networking features.
Fn+F6
Enable or disable the touch pad or click pad.
Fn+F8 (V480 and V480c)
Enable or disable the numeric keypad.
Fn+F9
Start or pause playback of Windows Media Player.
Fn+F10
Stop playback of Windows Media Player.
Fn+F11
Skip to the previous track.
Fn+F12
Skip to the next track.
Fn+Insert (V580 and V580c)
Fn+PgUp (V480 and V480c)
Enable or disable the scroll lock function.
Fn+PrtSc
Activate the system request.
Fn+Home
Activate the pause function.
Fn+End
Activate the break function.
Fn+PgDn (V480 and V480c)
Activate the insert function.
Fn + up/down arrow
Increase or decrease the display brightness level.
Fn + left/right arrow
Increase or decrease the sound volume.
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Connecting to external devices
Your computer has a wide range of built-in features and connection capabilities.
Using the media card reader
Your computer supports the following cards:
• Secure Digital (SD) card
• Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card
• SD eXtended Capacity (SDXC) card
• MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Notes:
• Your computer does not support the Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) feature for the SD
card.
• When transferring data to or from a flash media card, such as an SD card, do not put your computer in
sleep or hibernation mode before the data transfer is complete. To do so might cause damage to your
data.
Inserting a flash media card
To insert a flash media card, do the following:
1. Make sure that the card is correctly oriented.
2. Insert the card firmly into the 4-in-1 media card reader slot. The card might stop before it is completely
installed into the slot.
Removing a flash media card
To remove a flash media card, do the following:
1. Push the flash media card until you hear a click.
2. Gently pull the flash media card out of the memory card slot.
Note: If you do not remove the card from your computer after you eject the card from the Windows
operating system, the card can no longer be accessed. To access the card, you must remove it once,
then insert it again.
Using USB connectors
Your computer is preinstalled with USB connectors compatible with USB 1.1, 2.0, or 3.0 devices.
Note: When using a high power consumption USB device such as a USB optical drive, use the power
adapter that comes with the device. Otherwise, the device may not be recognized, and the system might be
shut down.
Using Bluetooth
If your computer is equipped with the Integrated Bluetooth feature, you can enable or disable the feature
by pressing Fn+F5. If you press Fn+F5, a list of wireless features is displayed. You can enable or disable
the Bluetooth feature with a single click.
Enabling Bluetooth communications on your computer
To enable Bluetooth communications on your computer, press Fn+F5 to configure settings.
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Notes:
• When you do not need to use the Bluetooth function, disable it to save the battery power.
• You need to pair the Bluetooth-enabled device with your computer before you can transfer data between
them. To pair the device with your computer, refer to the manuals that comes with the Bluetooth-enabled
device.
Using the Nvidia Optimus Graphics feature
Some Lenovo notebook computers support Nvidia Optimus Graphics.
Nvidia Optimus Graphics enables a dynamic switch, that is, a switch with no need to restart your computer
between High Performance and Energy Saving.
Switching the Graphics Processing Unit
If your computer supports Nvidia Optimus Graphics, the Graphics Processing Unit is switched automatically
depending on the power settings you use.
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Chapter 3. Connecting to the network
As a global network, the Internet connects computers worldwide, providing services such as e-mailing,
information searching, electronic commerce, Web browsing, and entertainment.
You can connect the computer to the network in the following ways:
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“Wired connection” on page 21
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“Wireless connection” on page 22
Wired connection
It is a reliable and safe way to connect the computer to the Internet using a wired connection.
Wired connection
Description
Cable
Cable Internet services use a cable modem connected to the residential cable TV line.
Digital subscriber line (DSL)
DSL is a family of related technologies that bring high-speed network access to
homes and small businesses over ordinary telephone lines.
Hardware connection
This topic provides information about how to connect to the Internet through hardware connection.
Cable
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TV cable (not supplied)
Splitter (not supplied)
3 Cable modem (not supplied)
Note: Your wired connection might look different from the above illustrations.
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DSL
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Telephone line (not supplied)
Splitter (not supplied)
3 DSL modem (not supplied)
Note: Your wired connection might look different from the above illustrations.
Software configuration
Consult your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details on how to configure your computer for wired
connections.
Wireless connection
Wireless connections provide mobile access to the Internet, enabling you to stay online anywhere the
wireless signal covers.
Divided by the signal scales, a wireless connection to the Internet can be established using the following
standards.
Wireless connection
Description
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi networks cover a small physical area, like a home, office, or small group of
buildings. An access point is necessary for the connection.
WiMAX
WiMAX networks connect several Wireless LAN systems to cover a metropolitan
area, providing high-speed broadband and provide high-speed broadband access.
To enable wireless communications, press Fn+F5 to configure settings.
Hardware connection
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Wireless access point (not supplied)
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Software configuration
Consult your Internet Service Provider and search the Windows Help and Support Center for details on how
to configure your computer for wireless connections.
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Chapter 4. You and your computer
This chapter provides information about accessibility and comfort.
Accessibility and comfort
Good ergonomic practice is important to get the most from your personal computer and to avoid discomfort.
Arrange your workplace and the equipment you use to suit your individual needs and the kind of work
that you perform. In addition, use healthy work habits to maximize your performance and comfort while
using your computer.
The following topics provide information about arranging your work area, setting up your computer
equipment, and establishing healthy work habits.
Lenovo is committed to providing the latest information and technology to our customers with disabilities.
Refer to our accessibility information which outlines our efforts in this area.
Ergonomic information
Working in the virtual office might mean adapting to frequent changes in your environment. Following some
simple rules will make things easier and bring you the maximum benefits of your computer. Keeping in mind
such basics as good lighting and proper seating, for example, can help you improve your performance
and achieve greater comfort.
Note: This example shows someone in a conventional setting. Even when not in such a setting, you can
follow many of these tips. Develop good habits, and they will serve you well.
General posture: The following are some general recommendations for assuming a healthy working posture.
It is best to periodically make minor modifications in your working posture to deter the onset of discomfort
caused by long periods of working in the same position. Frequent, short breaks from your work will also help
to prevent any minor discomfort associated with your working posture.
Display: Position the display to maintain a comfortable viewing distance of 510-760 mm (20-30 inch). Avoid
glare or reflections on the display from overhead lighting or outside sources of light. Keep the display screen
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clean and set the brightness to levels that enable you to see the screen clearly. Press Fn + up/down arrow
to adjust display brightness.
Head position: Keep your head and neck in a comfortable and neutral (vertical, or upright) position.
Chair: Use a chair that gives you good back support and seat height adjustment. Use chair adjustments to
best suit your desired posture.
Arm and hand position: If available, utilize chair arm rests or an area on your working surface to provide
weight support for your arms. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed and neutral (horizontal)
position. Type with a soft touch without pounding the keys.
Leg position: Keep your thighs parallel to the floor and your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest.
What if you are traveling?
It might not be possible to observe the best ergonomic practices when you are using your computer
while on the move or in a casual setting. Regardless of the setting, try to observe as many of the tips as
possible. Sitting properly and using adequate lighting, for example, will help you maintain desirable levels
of comfort and performance.
Questions about vision?
The visual display screens of Lenovo notebook computers are designed to meet the highest standards and
to provide you with clear, crisp images and large, bright displays that are easy to see, yet easy on the eyes.
Of course, any concentrated and sustained visual activity can be tiring. If you have questions on eye fatigue
or visual discomfort, consult a vision care specialist for advice.
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Chapter 5. Security
This chapter provides information about protecting your computer from theft and unauthorized use.
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“Attaching a mechanical lock” on page 27
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“Using passwords” on page 27
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“Using a fingerprint reader” on page 27
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“Using the Active Protection System” on page 27
Attaching a mechanical lock
You can attach a mechanical lock to your computer to prevent it from being removed without your permission.
Attach a mechanical lock to the keyhole of the computer; then secure the chain on the lock to a stationary
object. Refer to the instructions shipped with the mechanical lock.
Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking devices and security
features. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance
of locking devices and security features.
Using passwords
Using passwords helps prevent your computer from being used by others. Once you set a password and
enable it, a prompt appears on the screen each time you power on the computer. Enter your password at the
prompt. The computer cannot be used unless you enter the correct password.
Note: This password can be a combination of one to seven alphanumeric characters.
For more information about how to set the password, refer to the online help information system on the
right screen of the BIOS.
Note: To enter the BIOS, press F1 when the Lenovo logo is displayed on the screen while the computer is
starting up.
Using a fingerprint reader
With the fingerprint reader, in addition to registering fingerprint information and using it as a password for
Windows operating system or Web site logon, you also can launch applications quickly and encrypt private
data with your fingerprint to secure your computer. For more information, refer to the online help information
system of the fingerprint software.
Using the Active Protection System
Some Lenovo models have the Active Protection System program preinstalled.
As a reliable safeguard, the Active Protection System program reduces the possibility of shock damage
to the hard disk drive that may result in data loss. When your computer is subject to shock or excessive
vibration, the shock sensor in the computer detects the condition and stops the hard disk drive until the
environment is stable again.
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Chapter 6. OneKey Recovery Pro
The OneKey Recovery Pro program is a one-button recovery and restore solution that includes a set of
self-recovery tools to help you diagnose computer problems, get help, and recover from system crashes,
even if you cannot start the Windows operating system.
Using the OneKey Recovery Pro program on the Windows 7 operating
system
On the Windows 7 operating system, the OneKey Recovery Pro program enables you to do the following:
• Creating and using recovery media
You can use recovery media to restore the hard disk drive to the factory default settings. Recovery media
are useful if you transfer the computer to another area, sell the computer, recycle the computer, or put
the computer in an operational state after all other methods of recovery have failed. As a precautionary
measure, it is important to create recovery media as early as possible.
• Performing backup and recovery operations
The OneKey Recovery Pro program enables you to back up all your hard disk drive contents including the
operating system, data files, software programs, and personal settings. You can designate where the
OneKey Recovery Pro program stores the backup.
• Using the OneKey Recovery Pro workspace
The OneKey Recovery Pro workspace resides in a protected, hidden area of your hard disk drive that
operates independently from the Windows operating system. This enables you to perform recovery
operations even if you cannot start the Windows operating system. You can perform the following
recovery operations from the OneKey Recovery Pro workspace.
• Creating and using a rescue medium
With a rescue medium, such as a disc or a USB hard disk drive, you can recover the computer from failures
that prevent you from gaining access to the OneKey Recovery Pro workspace on your hard disk drive.
For more information, refer to the help information system of the OneKey Recovery Pro program.
Solving recovery problems
To reload the operating system, do the following:
1. Shut down your computer.
2. Reload the operating system.
• When the computer is turned off, press this button and then follow the on-screen instructions to
launch the recovery program.
• When the computer is starting up and the Lenovo logo is displayed, press this button and then follow
the on-screen instructions to start the recovery program.
• On the Windows operating system, press the
button to launch the Lenovo Solution Center program.
Notes:
• You can choose to restore your system partition to the original factory state or to a previously generated
backup.
• The recovery process is irreversible. Ensure that you have backed up your critical data before using the
recovery feature.
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If you are unable to access the OneKey Recovery Pro workspace or the Windows environment, do either
of the following:
• Use a rescue medium to start the OneKey Recovery Pro workspace.
• Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the hard disk
drive to the factory default settings.
Note: If you are unable to access the OneKey Recovery Pro workspace or the Windows environment from a
rescue medium or recovery medium, you might not have the rescue device (an internal hard disk drive, a disc,
a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices) set as the first boot device in the startup device sequence.
You must first make sure that your rescue device is set as the first boot device in the startup device sequence
in the BIOS. Go to the Boot menu to temporarily or permanently change the startup device sequence.
It is important to create a rescue medium and a set of recovery media as early as possible and store them
in a safe place for future use.
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Chapter 7. Replacing devices
This chapter provides CRU instructions for the computer.
•
“Replacing the battery” on page 31
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“Replacing the backup battery” on page 32
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“Replacing the hard disk drive” on page 35
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“Replacing the keyboard” on page 38
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“Replacing the mSATA solid state drive” on page 45
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“Replacing a memory module” on page 42
•
“Replacing the PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN/WiMAX connection” on page 47
•
“Replacing the optical drive” on page 50
Static electricity prevention
Static electricity, although harmless to you, can seriously damage computer components and options.
Improper handling of static-sensitive parts can cause damage to the part. When you unpack an option
or CRU, do not open the static-protective package containing the part until the instructions direct you
to install it.
When you handle options or CRUs, or perform any work inside the computer, take the following precautions
to avoid static-electricity damage:
• Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you.
• Always handle components carefully. Handle adapters, memory modules, and other circuit boards by the
edges. Never touch exposed circuitry.
• Prevent others from touching components.
• When you install a static-sensitive option or CRU, touch the static-protective package containing the
part to a metal expansion-slot cover or other unpainted metal surface on the computer for at least two
seconds. This reduces static electricity in the package and your body.
• When possible, remove the static-sensitive part from the static-protective packaging and install the part
without setting it down. When this is not possible, place the static-protective packaging on a smooth,
level surface and place the part on it.
• Do not place the part on the computer cover or other metal surface.
Replacing the battery
Before you start, print these instructions.
Note: This system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. The system
will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility
for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage
arising out of their use.
To replace the battery with a new one, read the following prerequisites.
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Prerequisites for the procedure
DANGER
If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery
pack contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury:
• Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can
cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery
pack or coin cell.
To replace the battery, do the following:
Note: Your computer might look different from the following illustration.
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Unlock the battery latch 1 . Holding the battery lock lever in the unlocked position 2 and remove the
battery pack 3 .
1
3
2
4. Insert a fully charged battery until it clicks into place.
5. Slide the manual battery latch to the locked position.
6. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the backup battery
Before you start, print these instructions.
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Prerequisites for the procedure
DANGER
If the backup battery is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The backup battery
contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury:
• Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can
cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery
pack or coin cell.
To replace the backup battery, refer to the instructions for the computer:
•
“Lenovo V480 and V480c” on page 33
•
“Lenovo V580 and V580c” on page 34
Lenovo V480 and V480c
To replace the backup battery, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. Detach the connector 3 . Then remove the backup battery 4 .
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3
4
6. Install a new backup battery. Then attach the connector to secure the battery.
7. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws.
8. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Lenovo V580 and V580c
To replace the backup battery, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. Insert a screwdriver into the backup battery hole and push the backup battery until the battery pops up.
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6. Place a new backup battery into place.
7. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
8. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
9. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the hard disk drive
Before you start, print these instructions.
You can replace the hard disk drive with a new one which can be purchased from your Lenovo reseller or a
marketing representative. To replace the hard disk drive, read the following prerequisites.
Prerequisites for the procedure
Attention: The hard disk drive is very sensitive. Incorrect handling can cause damage and permanent loss
of data. Observe the following guidelines:
• Replace the hard disk drive only if you upgrade it or have it repaired. The connectors and slot of the hard
disk drive are not designed for frequent changes, or drive swapping.
• Do not drop the drive or subject it to physical shocks. Put the drive on a material, such as soft cloth, that
absorbs the physical shock.
• Do not apply pressure to the cover of the drive.
• Do not touch the connector.
• Before removing the hard disk drive, make a backup copy of all the information on it, and then turn
the computer off.
• Never remove the drive while the computer is operating, in sleep mode, or in hibernation mode.
To replace the hard disk drive, refer to the instructions for the computer:
•
“Lenovo V480 and V480c” on page 35
•
“Lenovo V580 and V580c” on page 37
Lenovo V480 and V480c
To replace the hard disk drive, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
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4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. Remove the screw 3 , and then slide the hard disk drive out 4 .
4
3
6. Remove the hard disk drive by lifting the tab.
5
7. Remove the screws and detach the brackets from the hard disk drive.
8. Attach the bracket to a new hard disk drive and reinstall the screws to secure the bracket.
9. Place the new hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay with the tab facing upwards and the
connectors facing each other.
10. Slide the hard disk drive firmly into place, and then reinstall the screw to secure the drive.
11. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
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13. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Lenovo V580 and V580c
To replace the hard disk drive, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. Remove the screw 3 , and then slide the hard disk drive out 4 .
4
3
6. Remove the hard disk drive by lifting the tab.
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5
7. Remove the screws and detach the brackets from the hard disk drive.
8. Attach the bracket to a new hard disk drive and reinstall the screws to secure the bracket.
9. Place the new hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay with the tab facing upwards and the
connectors facing each other.
10. Slide the hard disk drive firmly into place, and then reinstall the screw to secure the drive
11. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
12. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
13. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the keyboard
Before you start, print these instructions.
To replace the keyboard, read the following prerequisites.
Prerequisites for the procedure
DANGER
During electrical storms, do not connect the cable to or disconnect it from the telephone outlet
on the wall.
DANGER
Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock
hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot.
To replace the keyboard, refer to the instructions for the computer:
•
“Lenovo V480 and V480c” on page 38
•
“Lenovo V580 and V580c” on page 40
Lenovo V480 and V480c
To replace the keyboard, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
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2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. Remove the screws 3 .
3
3
3
6. Turn the computer over and open the display.
7. Carefully lift the keyboard until you can see how it's connected. Hold the keyboard above the computer,
and then detach the connector.
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4
5
6
8. Attach the connector of the new keyboard.
9. Insert the keyboard. Make sure that the rear edge of the keyboard is under the frame.
10. Slide the keyboard into place.
11. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. Then reinstall the screws to secure the
keyboard.
12. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
13. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
14. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Lenovo V580 and V580c
To replace the keyboard, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
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1
1
2
2
5. Remove the screws 3 .
3
3
3
6. Turn the computer over and open the display.
7. Carefully lift the keyboard until you can see how it's connected. Hold the keyboard above the computer,
and then detach the connector.
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4
5
6
8. Attach the connector of the new keyboard.
9. Insert the keyboard. Make sure that the rear edge of the keyboard is under the frame.
10. Slide the keyboard into place.
11. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over. Reinstall the screws to secure the keyboard.
12. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
13. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
14. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing a memory module
Before you start, print these instructions.
Prerequisites for the procedure
Note: The operating speed of the memory module has dependency on the system configuration. In some
conditions, the memory module in your computer might not be able to operate at the maximum speed.
Attention: Before you start installing a memory module, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This
action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the memory module.
To replace a memory module, refer to the instructions for the computer:
•
“Lenovo V480 and V480c” on page 42
•
“Lenovo V580 and V580c” on page 44
Lenovo V480 and V480c
To replace a memory module, do the following:
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1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. If two memory modules are already in the memory slots, press out on the latches on both edges of
the socket at the same time 3 , and then remove a memory module to make room for the new one.
Save the removed memory module for future use.
3
3
4
6. Find the notch on the contact edge side of the memory module you are installing.
Attention: To avoid damaging the memory module, do not touch its contact edge.
7. With the notched end of the memory module toward the contact edge side of the socket, insert the
memory module 5 into the socket at an angle of about 20 degrees; then press it in firmly.
6
5
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Note: If you install a memory module in only one of the two memory slots, install it in the bottom slot.
8. Pivot the memory module downward until it snaps into place.
9. Make sure that the memory module is firmly installed in the slot and cannot be moved easily.
10. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Lenovo V580 and V580c
To replace a memory module, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. If two memory modules are already in the memory slots, press out on the latches on both edges of
the socket at the same time 1 , and then remove a memory module to make room for the new one.
Save the removed memory module for future use.
3
3
4
6. Find the notch on the contact edge side of the memory module you are installing.
Attention: To avoid damaging the memory module, do not touch its contact edge.
7. With the notched end of the memory module toward the contact edge side of the socket, insert the
memory module 5 into the socket at an angle of about 20 degrees; then press it in firmly.
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6
5
Note: If you install a memory module in only one of the two memory slots, install it in the bottom slot.
8. Pivot the memory module downward until it snaps into place.
9. Make sure that the memory module is firmly installed in the slot and cannot be moved easily.
10. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the mSATA solid state drive
Before you start, print these instructions.
Some Lenovo models have an mSATA solid state drive. You can replace the mSATA solid state drive with a
new one which can be purchased from your Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative.
Note: Replace the mSATA solid state drive only if you need to have it repaired.
Prerequisites for the procedure
Attention: The mSATA solid state drive is very sensitive. Incorrect handling can cause damage and
permanent loss of data. Observe the following guidelines:
• Before removing the mSATA solid state drive, make a backup copy of all the information on it, and
then turn the computer off.
• Do not drop the mSATA solid state drive or subject it to physical shocks. Put the mSATA solid state drive
on a material, such as soft cloth, that absorbs any physical shocks.
• Do not apply pressure to the cover of the mSATA solid state drive.
• Never remove the mSATA solid state drive while the computer is operating, in sleep mode, or in
hibernation mode.
If an mSATA solid state drive is available in your computer, to replace the mSATA solid state drive, do
the following:
Note: Your computer might look different from the following illustrations.
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for
a few minutes, till the inside of the computer cools, before you start the following procedures.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
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1
1
2
2
5. Remove the screw 3 . The card pops up.
3
6. Remove the card.
4
7. Align the contact edge of a new mSATA solid state drive with the corresponding socket.
8. Pivot the card downward until you can snap it into place. Secure the card with the screw.
9. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
10. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
11. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
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Replacing the PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN/WiMAX
connection
Before you start, print these instructions.
Your computer has a PCI Express Mini Card slot for connection to a wireless LAN/WiMAX. To replace the PCI
Express Mini Card, read the following prerequisites.
Prerequisites for the procedure
DANGER
During electrical storms, do not connect the cable to or disconnect it from the telephone outlet
on the wall.
DANGER
Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid shock
hazard, disconnect the cables before opening the cover of this slot.
Attention: Before you start installing a PCI Express Mini Card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal
object. This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the card.
To replace the PCI Express Mini Card, refer to the instructions for the computer:
•
“Lenovo V480 and V480c” on page 47
•
“Lenovo V580 and V580c” on page 48
Lenovo V480 and V480c
To replace the PCI Express Mini Card, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for
a few minutes, till the inside of the computer cools, before you start the following procedures.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. If a tool for removing connectors is included in the package with the new card, use it to disconnect the
cables 3 from the card. If no such tool is included, disconnect the cables by picking up the connectors
with your fingers and gently unplugging them. Then remove the screw 4 and the card pops up.
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4
3
3
6. Remove the card.
5
7. Align the contact edge of the new PCI Express Mini Card with the corresponding socket.
8. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place. Then secure the card with the screw.
9. Connect the antenna cables to the new PCI Express Mini Card. Be sure to attach the gray cable to the
connector marked “MAIN” or “M” on the card, and the black cable to the connector marked “AUX” or “A”.
10. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Lenovo V580 and V580c
To replace the PCI Express Mini Card, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait for
a few minutes, till the inside of the computer cools, before you start the following procedures.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
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1
1
2
2
5. If a tool for removing connectors is included in the package with the new card, use it to disconnect the
cables 3 from the card. If no such tool is included, disconnect the cables by picking up the connectors
with your fingers and gently unplugging them. Then remove the screw 4 and the card pops up.
3
3
4
6. Remove the card.
5
7. Align the contact edge of the new PCI Express Mini Card with the corresponding socket.
8. Pivot the card until you can snap it into place. Then secure the card with the screw.
9. Connect the antenna cables to the new PCI Express Mini Card. Be sure to attach the gray cable to the
connector marked “MAIN” or “M” on the card, and the black cable to the connector marked “AUX” or “A”.
10. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
11. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
12. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
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Replacing the optical drive
Before you start, print these instructions.
To replace the optical drive, refer to the instructions for the computer:
•
“Lenovo V480 and V480c” on page 50
•
“Lenovo V580 and V580c” on page 51
Lenovo V480 and V480c
To replace the optical drive, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. Remove the screw 3 .
3
6. Insert a screwdriver into the screw hole, and then push the optical drive 5 .
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4
5
7. Insert a new optical drive, and then reinstall the screw to secure the drive.
8. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
9. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
10. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Lenovo V580 and V580c
To replace the optical drive, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer. Wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
3. Remove the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
4. Remove the screws 1 , and then remove the cover 2 .
1
1
2
2
5. Remove the screw 3 .
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3
6. Insert a screwdriver into the screw hole, and then push the optical drive 5 .
5
4
7. Insert a new optical drive, and then reinstall the screw to secure the drive.
8. Reinstall the computer cover, and then reinstall the screws to secure the cover.
9. Reinstall the battery. See “Replacing the battery” on page 31.
10. Turn the computer over again. Connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
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Chapter 8. Preventing problems
An important part of owning a Lenovo notebook computer is maintenance. With proper care, you can
avoid common problems. The chapter provides information that can help you keep your computer running
smoothly.
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“General tips for preventing problems” on page 53
•
“Taking care of your computer” on page 54
General tips for preventing problems
1. Check the capacity of your hard disk drive from time to time. If the hard disk drive gets too full, the
operating system will slow down and might produce errors.
2. Empty your recycle bin on a regular basis.
3. To free up disk space, uninstall unused application programs.
4. Clean out your Inbox, Sent, and Trash folders from your e-mail client program.
5. Back up your data at least once a week. If critical data is present, it is a good idea to perform a daily
backup operation. Lenovo has many backup options available for your computer. CD-RW drives and
CD-RW/DVD drives are available for most computers and are easily installed.
6. Schedule system restore operations to take a system snapshot periodically.
Note: Always take a system snapshot before installing new drivers, updating software, or installing
new software.
7. Update device drivers and BIOS when needed.
8. Profile your machine at http://support.lenovo.com to keep up to date with current drivers and revisions.
9. Keep up to date for device drivers on other non-Lenovo hardware. You might want to read the device
driver information release notes prior to updating for compatibility or known issues.
10. Keep a log book. Entries might include major hardware or software changes, driver updates, minor
issues you have experienced, and how you resolved the minor issues.
11. If required, you can find your country's Customer Support Center at http://support.lenovo.com. When
calling the Customer Support Center, make sure that you have your machine model type, serial number,
and the computer in front of you. Also, if the computer is producing error codes, it is helpful to have the
error screen on or the message written down.
If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about Lenovo products, you
will find a wide variety of sources available from Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information
about where to go for additional information about Lenovo and our products, what to do if you experience a
problem with your computer, and whom to call for service should it be necessary.
Information about your computer and preinstalled software, if any, is available in the documentation that
comes with your computer. That documentation includes printed books, online books, readme files, and
help files. In addition, information about Lenovo products is available on the World Wide Web.
Microsoft Service Packs are the latest software source for Windows product updates. They are available
through Web download (connection charges might apply) or through discs. For more specific information
and links, go to http://www.microsoft.com. Lenovo offers technical assistance with installation of, or
questions related to, Service Packs for your Lenovo-preloaded Microsoft Windows product. For information,
contact the Customer Support Center.
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Taking care of your computer
Although your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use
common sense in handling it. By following these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment
out of your computer.
Be careful about where and how you work
• Do not eat or smoke over your keyboard. Particles that fall into your keyboard can cause damage.
• Store packing materials safely out of the reach of children to prevent the risk of suffocation from plastic
bags.
• Keep your computer away from magnets, activated cellular phones, electrical appliances, or speakers
(within 13 cm or 5 inch).
• Avoid subjecting your computer to extreme temperatures (below 5°C/41°F or above 35°C/95°F).
• Some appliances, such as certain portable desktop fans or air purifiers, can produce negative ions. If a
computer is close to such an appliance, and is exposed for an extended time to air containing negative
ions, it might become electrostatically charged. Such a charge might be discharged through your hands
when you touch the keyboard or other parts of the computer, or through connectors on I/O devices
connected to it. Even though this kind of electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the opposite of a discharge from
your body or clothing to the computer, it poses the same risk of a computer malfunction.
Your computer is designed and manufactured to minimize any effects of electrostatic charge. An electrostatic
charge above a certain limit, however, can increase the risk of ESD. Therefore, when using the computer
close to an appliance that can produce negative ions, give special attention to the following:
• Avoid directly exposing your computer to the air from an appliance that can produce negative ions.
• Keep your computer and peripherals as far as possible from such an appliance.
• Wherever possible, ground your computer to facilitate safe electrostatic discharge.
Note: Not all such appliances cause a significant electrostatic charge.
Be gentle with your computer
• Avoid placing any objects (including paper) between the display and the keyboard or the palm rest.
• Do not open the display beyond 130 degrees, as this might damage the computer hinge.
• Do not turn your computer over while the ac power adapter is plugged in. This could break the adapter
plug.
Carry your computer properly
• Before moving your computer, be sure to remove any media, turn off attached devices, and disconnect
cords and cables.
• Before moving your computer, ensure that it is in sleep or hibernation mode, or turned off. This will
prevent damage to the hard disk drive and avoid data loss.
• When picking up your open computer, hold it by the bottom. Do not pick up or hold your computer by
the display.
• Use a quality carrying case that provides adequate cushion and protection. Do not pack your computer in
a tightly packed suitcase or bag.
For outdoor use
• Back up your critical data before you take your computer outdoors.
• Ensure that the battery is fully charged.
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• Be sure to turn off the power and close the LCD when not in use.
• When you leave the computer in your car, place it on the back seat to avoid being insolated.
• Carry the ac power adapter and power cord with the computer.
Handle storage media and drives properly
• If your computer comes with an optical drive, do not touch the surface of a disc or the lens on the tray.
• Wait until you hear the CD or DVD click into the center pivot of the drive before closing the tray.
• When installing the hard disk drives or optical drives, follow the instructions shipped with your hardware,
and apply pressure only where needed on the device.
• Turn off your computer if you are replacing the hard disk drive.
• Store your external and removable hard disk drives or optical drives in the appropriate containers or
packaging when not in use.
• Before you install any of the following devices, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action
reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the device.
– Memory cards, such as SD cards, Memory Stick cards, MultiMediaCard modules, and Memory Stick
Pro cards
– Memory modules
Note: Not all listed devices are included in your computer.
This action reduces any static electricity from your body. The static electricity could damage the device.
• When transferring data to or from a flash media card, such as an SD card, do not put your computer in
sleep or hibernation mode before the data transfer is complete. To do so might cause damage to your
data.
Data protection
• Do not delete unknown files or change the name of files or directories that were not created by you;
otherwise, your computer software might fail to work.
• Be aware that accessing network resources can leave your computer vulnerable to computer viruses,
hackers, spyware, and other malicious activities that might damage your computer, software, or data.
• It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate protection in the form of firewalls, antivirus
software, and anti-spyware software and keep the software up to date.
Take care in setting passwords
Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo authorized service
providers will not reset it, and you might have to replace your system board or hard disk drive.
Clean the cover of your computer
Occasionally clean your computer by doing the following:
1. Prepare a mixture of a gentle kitchen-use detergent (one that does not contain abrasive powder or
strong chemicals such as acid or alkaline). Use 5 parts water to 1 part detergent.
2. Absorb the diluted detergent into a sponge.
3. Squeeze excess liquid from the sponge.
4. Wipe the cover with the sponge, using a circular motion and taking care not to let any excess liquid drip.
5. Wipe the surface to remove the detergent.
6. Rinse the sponge with clean running water.
7. Wipe the cover with the clean sponge.
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8. Wipe the surface again with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
9. Wait for the surface to dry completely and remove any fibers from the cloth.
Note: Shut down the computer and then disconnect the power cord before cleaning the computer.
Cleaning your computer keyboard
To clean the computer keyboard, do the following:
1. Apply some isopropyl rubbing alcohol to a soft, dust-free cloth.
2. Wipe each keytop surface with the cloth. Wipe the keys one by one; if you wipe several keys at a time,
the cloth might hook onto an adjacent key and possibly damage it. Make sure that no liquid drips onto
or between the keys.
3. Allow to dry.
4. To remove any crumbs and dust from beneath the keys, you can use a camera blower with a brush
or cool air from a hair drier.
Note: Avoid spraying cleaner directly onto the display or the keyboard.
Cleaning your computer display
To clean your computer display, do the following:
1. Gently wipe the display with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. If you see a scratchlike mark on your display, it
might be a stain transferred from the keyboard when the cover was pressed from the outside.
2. Wipe or dust the stain gently with a soft, dry cloth.
3. If the stain remains, moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with water or a 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and
water that does not contain impurities.
4. Wring out as much of the liquid as you can.
5. Wipe the display again; do not let any liquid drip into the computer.
6. Be sure to dry the display before closing it.
Registering your computer
Register your Lenovo products with Lenovo at http://support.lenovo.com. This can help authorities return
your computer to you if it is lost or stolen. Registering your computer also enables Lenovo to notify you
about possible technical information and upgrades.
Be sure not to modify your computer
• Only an authorized Lenovo repair technician should disassemble and repair your computer.
• Do not modify or tape the latches to keep the display open or closed.
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Chapter 9. Troubleshooting computer problems
This chapter provides information on what to do if you experience a problem with your computer.
Notice for users in U.S.A
• If your product is not working correctly, DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE STORE.
• For technical assistance, contact a Lenovo support specialist 24 hours a day by calling toll free 1-877-4 LENOVO
(1-877-453-6686).
• Additionally, you can find support information and updates on the Lenovo Web site located at
http://support.lenovo.com.
Troubleshooting
To make sure that your computer has the features that are introduced in the following sections, consult the
online help or the list shipped with your computer.
Battery and power problems
This topic contains instructions on troubleshooting battery and power problems.
Battery problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
The battery pack cannot be fully charged in the standard charge time when the computer is powered
off.
The battery pack might be over-discharged. Do the following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Make sure that the over-discharged battery pack is in the computer.
3. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and let it charge.
If a quick charger is available, use it to charge the over-discharged battery pack.
If the battery pack cannot be fully charged in 24 hours, use a new battery pack.
Your computer shuts down before the battery status indicator shows empty, or your computer
operates after the battery status indicator shows empty.
Discharge and recharge the battery pack.
The operating time for a fully charged battery pack is short.
Discharge and recharge the battery pack. If your battery operating time is still short, use a new 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.
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The battery pack cannot be charged.
You cannot charge the battery when it is too hot. If the battery feels hot, remove it from the computer and
allow it to cool to room temperature. After it cools, reinstall it and recharge the battery. If it still cannot
be charged, have it serviced.
An ac power adapter problem
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the working electrical outlet, but the
power adapter (power plug) icon is not displayed on the taskbar. Also the ac power indicator does
not light up.
Do the following:
1. Make sure that the connection of the ac power adapter is correct. For instructions on connecting the ac
power adapter, see Setup Poster that comes with your computer.
2. If the connection of the ac power adapter is correct, turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac power
adapter and remove the main battery.
3. Reinstall the battery and reconnect the ac power adapter, then turn on the computer.
4. If the power adapter icon still is not displayed on the taskbar and the ac power indicator does not light
up, have the ac power adapter and your computer serviced.
A startup problem
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
The Microsoft® Windows operating system does not start.
Use the OneKey Recovery Pro program to help solve or identify your problem. For details, refer to the
instructions in Chapter 6 “OneKey Recovery Pro” on page 29.
Sleep and hibernation problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
A critical low-battery error occurs, and the computer immediately turns off.
The battery power is getting low. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and plug it into an electrical
outlet, or replace the battery with a charged one.
The computer enters sleep mode immediately after the power-on self-test.
Make sure that:
• The battery is charged.
• The operating temperature is within the acceptable range. refer to Chapter 8 “Preventing problems”
on page 53.
Computer screen problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
The screen is blank.
Do any of the following:
• If you are using the ac power adapter or using the battery, and the battery status indicator is on, press
Fn + up arrow to increase the screen brightness.
• If the power indicator is in blinking, press the power button to resume from the sleep mode.
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• Press Fn+F2 to confirm whether the LCD screen has been turned off.
If the problem persist, follow the solution to “The screen is unreadable or distorted.” on page 59.
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 are displayed on the screen.
Did you install the operating system or application program correctly? If they are installed and configured
correctly, have the computer serviced.
When I turn on the computer, nothing is displayed on the screen and the computer does not beep
while starting up.
Make sure that:
• The battery is installed correctly.
• The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the power cord is plugged into a working
electrical outlet.
• The computer is turned on. (Press the power button again for confirmation.)
If these items are correctly set, and the screen remains blank, have the computer serviced.
When I turn on the computer, only a white cursor is displayed on a blank screen.
Restore backed-up files to your Windows environment or the entire contents of your hard disk drive to
the original factory contents using the OneKey Recovery Pro program. If you still see only the cursor on
the screen, have the computer serviced.
My 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 or hibernation mode:
• Touch the touch pad or click pad.
• Press any key on the keyboard.
• Press the power button.
• Press Fn+F2 to confirm whether the LCD screen has been turned off.
Problems with drives and other storage devices
This section includes hard disk drive problems and optical drive problems.
Hard disk drive problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
The hard disk drive makes a rattling noise intermittently.
The rattling noise might be heard:
• When the hard disk drive begins or finishes getting access to data.
• When you carry the hard disk drive.
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• When you carry your computer.
This is a normal characteristic of a hard disk drive and is not a defect.
The hard disk drive does not work.
On the Boot menu of the BIOS, make sure that the hard disk drive is on the Boot priority order list. If it is on
the Excluded from boot order list, it is disabled. Select the entry for it on the list and press the Shift+1 key.
This moves the entry to the Boot priority order list.
Optical drive problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
You hear a noise from the drive when the CD, DVD, or CD-RW disc is spinning.
If the disc is not correctly loaded on the center pivot of the drive, it might rub against the drive cover and
make a noise. Make sure that the disc is loaded correctly in the drive.
The tray does not open even if you press the eject button.
When your computer is not turned on, pressing the eject button does not cause the drive tray to open. Make
sure that the computer is turned on and that the drive connector is firmly connected to the computer.
If the tray still does not open, make sure that the computer is running, and insert the end of a straightened
paper clip into the emergency eject hole. The tray will open.
OneKey Recovery Pro program problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
Backup cannot be made.
Make sure that:
• You are not using a Windows operating system.
• There is not enough space to store the backup data. You will need to free more hard disk drive space on
your system partition (C drive).
Fail to restore system partition to factory default.
The system partition, such as the partition size or the drive capacity of C, has been modified.
A password problem
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
I forgot my password.
Do any of the following:
• If you forget your user password, you must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a
marketing representative to have the password changed.
• If you forget your hard disk drive password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or
recover data from the hard disk drive. 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 supervisor 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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A sound problem
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
No sound can be heard from the speakers even when the volume is turned up.
Make sure that:
• The mute function is off.
• The headphone jack is not used.
• Speakers are selected as the playback device.
Other problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
Your computer does not respond.
Do either of the following:
• To turn off your computer, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds or more. If the computer still
does not respond, remove the ac power adapter and the battery.
• 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.
Do the following:
1. Check the settings under Boot menu of BIOS. Make sure that the Boot Priority Order option starts
from the device you want.
2. Also make sure that the device from which the computer starts is enabled. Under the Boot menu, make
sure that the device is included in the Boot Priority Order list.
3. Press F12 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up to select
the device you want the computer starts from.
The connected external device does not work.
Make sure that:
• Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than USB cables while the computer is
turned on; otherwise, you might damage your computer.
• When using a high power consumption external devices such as an external USB optical drive, use
external device power adapter. Otherwise, the device may not be recognized, or the system might be
turned off.
For more technical support, go to http://support.lenovo.com.
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Appendix A. Regulatory information
Wireless related information
Wireless interoperability
The Wireless LAN PCI Express Mini Card is designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that
is based on DSSS, CCK, and/or OFDM radio technology, and is compliant to:
• The 802.11b/g Standard, 802.11a/b/g or 802.11n draft 2.0 on Wireless LANs, as defined and approved by
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• The WiFi certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Your Bluetooth card is compliant to Bluetooth Specification 4.0 as defined by the Bluetooth Special Interest
Group SIG, it support the following profiles:
• Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
• Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP)
• Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP)
• A/V Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
• Basic Imaging Profile (BIP)
• Basic Printing Profile (BPP)
• Dial-Up Networking Profile (DUN)
• File Transfer Profile (FTP)
• Generic Access Profile (GAP)
• Generic A/V Distribution Profile (GAVDP)
• Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP)
• Headset Profile (HSP)
• Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
• Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
• Message Access Profile (MAP)
• Object Exchange Protocol (OBEX)
• Object Push Profile (OPP)
• Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
• Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
• Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
• Synchronization Profile (SYNC)
• Video Distribution Profile (VDP)
• Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)
• Proximity Profile
• Find Me Profile
• Immediate Alert Profile
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• Battery Status Profile
Usage environment and your health
Integrated wireless cards emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy like other radio devices. However, the
level of energy emitted is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like
for example mobile phones.
Due to the fact that integrated wireless cards operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety
standards and recommendations, Lenovo believes they are safe for use by consumers. These standards and
recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels
and committees of scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature.
In some situation or environment, the use of integrated wireless cards may be restricted by the proprietor
of the building or responsible representatives of the organization. These situations and areas may for
example include:
• Using the integrated wireless cards on board of airplanes, in hospitals or near petrol stations, blasting
areas (with electro-explosive devices), medical implants or body-worn electronic medical devices, such
as pace makers.
• In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or
identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless devices in a specific organization (such as
airport or hospital), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use integrated wireless cards prior to
turning on the computer.
Export classification notice
This product is subject to the United States Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and has an Export
Classification Control Number (ECCN) of 4A994.b. It can be re-exported except to any of the embargoed
countries in the EAR E1 country list.
Electronic emission notices
The following information refers to the Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, and V580c, machine types 4761, 4762,
4738, 4980, 20143, 20147, 20159, 20160.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help.
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Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than specified or
recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party:
Lenovo (United States) Incorporated
1009 Think Place - Building One
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone Number: 919-294-5900
Industry Canada Class B emission compliance statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the
approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. Lenovo cannot
accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a non-recommended
modification of the product, including the installation of option cards from other manufacturers.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Information Technology
Equipment according to European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class B equipment were derived
for typical residential environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed
communication devices.
German Class B compliance statement
Deutschsprachiger EU Hinweis:
Hinweis für Geräte der Klasse B EU-Richtlinie zur Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Schutzanforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG (früher 89/336/EWG) zur
Angleichung der Rechtsvorschriften über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten
und hält die Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse B ein.
Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu
betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der Lenovo empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden.
Lenovo übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt
ohne Zustimmung der Lenovo verändert bzw. wenn Erweiterungskomponenten von Fremdherstellern ohne
Empfehlung der Lenovo gesteckt/eingebaut werden.
Deutschland:
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Einhaltung des Gesetzes über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Betriebsmitteln
Dieses Produkt entspricht dem „Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Betriebsmitteln“
EMVG (früher „Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten“). Dies ist die Umsetzung der
EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG (früher 89/336/EWG) in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit
von Betriebsmitteln, EMVG vom 20. Juli 2007 (früher Gesetz über die elektromagnetische
Verträglichkeit von Geräten), bzw. der EMV EG Richtlinie 2004/108/EC (früher 89/336/EWG), für
Geräte der Klasse B.
Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen
- CE - zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraf 5 des EMVG ist die Lenovo
(Deutschland) GmbH, Gropiusplatz 10, D-70563 Stuttgart.
Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraf 4 Abs. (1) 4:
Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse B.
Korea Class B compliance statement
Japan VCCI Class B compliance statement
Japan compliance statement for products which connect to the power mains with rated current
less than or equal to 20 A per phase
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Appendix B. WEEE and recycling statements
Lenovo encourages owners of information technology equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment
when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in
recycling their IT products. Information on product recycling offerings can be found on Lenovo's Internet site
at http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/.
China WEEE statement
EU WEEE statements
EU Only
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) mark applies only to countries within the European
Union (EU) and Norway. Appliances are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC
concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Directive determines the framework for
the return and recycling of used appliances as applicable throughout the European Union. This label is
applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather reclaimed upon
end of life per this Directive.
Users of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the WEEE marking per Annex IV of the WEEE
Directive must not dispose of end of life EEE as unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework
available to them for the return, recycle, recovery of WEEE and minimize any potential effects of EEE on
the environment and human health due to the presence of hazardous substances. For additional WEEE
information go to: http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment.
Japan recycling statements
Collecting and recycling a disused Lenovo computer or monitor
If you are a company employee and need to dispose of a Lenovo computer or monitor that is the property
of the company, you must do so in accordance with the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of
Resources. Computers and monitors are categorized as industrial waste and should be properly disposed
of by an industrial waste disposal contractor certified by a local government. In accordance with the Law
for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, Lenovo Japan provides, through its PC Collecting and
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Recycling Services, for the collecting, reuse, and recycling of disused computers and monitors. For details,
visit the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/services_warranty/jp/ja/recycle/pcrecycle/.
Pursuant to the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, the collecting and recycling of
home-used computers and monitors by the manufacturer was begun on October 1, 2003. This service
is provided free of charge for home-used computers sold after October 1, 2003. For details, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/services_warranty/jp/ja/recycle/personal/.
Disposing of Lenovo computer components
Some Lenovo computer products sold in Japan may have components that contain heavy metals or other
environmental sensitive substances. To properly dispose of disused components, such as a printed circuit
board or drive, use the methods described above for collecting and recycling a disused computer or monitor.
Disposing of disused lithium batteries from Lenovo computers
A button-shaped lithium battery is installed on the system board of your Lenovo computer to provide power
to the computer clock while the computer is off or disconnected from the main power source. If you want to
replace it with a new one, contact your place of purchase or ask for a repair service provided by Lenovo. If
you have replaced it by yourself and want to dispose of the disused lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape,
contact your place of purchase, and follow their instructions. If you use a Lenovo computer at home and
need to dispose of a lithium battery, you must comply with local ordinances and regulations.
Disposing of a disused battery pack from Lenovo notebook computers
Your Lenovo notebook computer has a lithium ion battery pack or a nickel metal hydride battery pack. If
you are a company employee who uses a Lenovo notebook computer and need to dispose of a battery
pack, contact the proper person in Lenovo sales, service, or marketing, and follow that person's instructions.
You also can refer to the instructions at http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.
If you use a Lenovo notebook computer at home and need to dispose of a battery pack, you
must comply with local ordinances and regulations. You also can refer to the instructions at
http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.
Recycling information for Brazil
Declarações de Reciclagem no Brasil
Descarte de um Produto Lenovo Fora de Uso
Equipamentos elétricos e eletrônicos não devem ser descartados em lixo comum, mas enviados à pontos de
coleta, autorizados pelo fabricante do produto para que sejam encaminhados e processados por empresas
especializadas no manuseio de resíduos industriais, devidamente certificadas pelos orgãos ambientais, de
acordo com a legislação local.
A Lenovo possui um canal específico para auxiliá-lo no descarte desses produtos. Caso você possua
um produto Lenovo em situação de descarte, ligue para o nosso SAC ou encaminhe um e-mail para:
reciclar@lenovo.com, informando o modelo, número de série e cidade, a fim de enviarmos as instruções
para o correto descarte do seu produto Lenovo.
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Battery recycling information for the European Union
Notice: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU).
Batteries or packaging for batteries are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2006/66/EC
concerning batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. The Directive determines the
framework for the return and recycling of used batteries and accumulators as applicable throughout the
European Union. This label is applied to various batteries to indicate that the battery is not to be thrown
away, but rather reclaimed upon end of life per this Directive.
In accordance with the European Directive 2006/66/EC, batteries and accumulators are labeled to indicate
that they are to be collected separately and recycled at end of life. The label on the battery may also
include a chemical symbol for the metal concerned in the battery (Pb for lead, Hg for mercury, and Cd for
cadmium). Users of batteries and accumulators must not dispose of batteries and accumulators as unsorted
municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to customers for the return, recycling, and
treatment of batteries and accumulators. Customer participation is important to minimize any potential
effects of batteries and accumulators on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of
hazardous substances. For proper collection and treatment, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment
Battery recycling information for the United States and Canada
Battery recycling information for Taiwan
Appendix B. WEEE and recycling statements
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Appendix C. Notices
Lenovo may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in all countries. Consult
your local Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your
area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that
Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service
that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead. However, it is the user's
responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any other product, program, or service.
Lenovo may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter described in this
document. The furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents. You can send
license inquiries, in writing, to:
Lenovo (United States), Inc.
1009 Think Place - Building One
Morrisville, NC 27560
U.S.A.
Attention: Lenovo Director of Licensing
LENOVO PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow
disclaimer of express or implied warranties in certain transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply
to you.
This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically
made to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated in new editions of the publication.
Lenovo may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this
publication at any time without notice.
The products described in this document are not intended for use in implantation or other life support
applications where malfunction may result in injury or death to persons. The information contained in this
document does not affect or change Lenovo product specifications or warranties. Nothing in this document
shall operate as an express or implied license or indemnity under the intellectual property rights of Lenovo
or third parties. All information contained in this document was obtained in specific environments and is
presented as an illustration. The result obtained in other operating environments may vary.
Lenovo may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without
incurring any obligation to you.
Any references in this publication to non-Lenovo Web sites are provided for convenience only and do not in
any manner serve as an endorsement of those Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of
the materials for this Lenovo product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled environment. Therefore, the result
obtained in other operating environments may vary significantly. Some measurements may have been
made on development-level systems and there is no guarantee that these measurements will be the same
on generally available systems. Furthermore, some measurements may have been estimated through
extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document should verify the applicable data for their
specific environment.
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Other company, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
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Index
A
ac power adapter
13
B
Bluetooth 19
Built-in microphone
5
C
Camera 1, 18
Charging the battery
Click pad 2
14
F
Function key combinations
18
K
Keyboard
16
O
OneKey Recovery program button
17
P
Password
27
S
Security
27
T
Touch pad
2
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