ThinkCentre
User Guide
Machine Types: 4162, 5041, 5044, 5051, 5053, 5055, 5057, 5059,
5061, 5063, and 5065
ThinkCentre
User Guide
Machine Types: 4162, 5041, 5044, 5051, 5053, 5055, 5057, 5059,
5061, 5063, and 5065
Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the
ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide and Appendix A “Notices” on page 63.
Second Edition (November 2010)
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Contents
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Chapter 1. Product overview . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software overview . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software provided with your Windows
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating connectors, controls, and indicators
on the front of your computer . . . . . . .
Locating connectors and parts on the rear of
your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating components . . . . . . . . . .
Locating parts on the system board . . . .
Locating internal drives . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 2. Installing or replacing
hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling static-sensitive devices . . . . . . .
Installing or replacing hardware . . . . . . . .
Installing external options . . . . . . . .
Removing the computer cover. . . . . . .
Removing and reinstalling the front bezel . .
Installing or replacing a PCI card . . . . . .
Installing or replacing a memory module . . .
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the power supply assembly . . .
Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly . .
Replacing the microprocessor . . . . . . .
Replacing the optical drive . . . . . . . .
Replacing the hard disk drive . . . . . . .
Replacing the front audio and USB
assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the rear fan assembly . . . . . .
Replacing the keyboard . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the mouse . . . . . . . . . .
Completing the parts replacement . . . . .
Obtaining device drivers . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic security features . . . . . . . . . . .
Integrated cable lock . . . . . . . . . .
Padlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Password protection . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing a lost or forgotten password (clearing
CMOS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3. Recovery information. . .
Creating and using recovery media
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Using passwords. . . . . . . . . . . .
Password considerations . . . . . . .
Power-on password . . . . . . . . .
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Selecting a startup device . . . . . . . .
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Information resources . . . . . . . . . .
Online Books folder . . . . . . . . .
Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools . . . . . .
ThinkVantage Productivity Center . . .
Lenovo Welcome . . . . . . . . . .
Access Help . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety and warranty . . . . . . . . .
Lenovo Web site (http://www.lenovo.com)
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Important safety information
CAUTION:
Before using this manual, be sure to read and understand all the related safety information for this
product. Refer to the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that you received with this product for
the latest safety information. Reading and understanding this safety information reduces the risk of
personal injury and or damage to your product.
If you no longer have a copy of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide, you can obtain a Portable
Document Format (PDF) version from the Lenovo® Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
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Chapter 1. Product overview
This chapter provides information about the computer features, specifications, software programs provided
by Lenovo, and locations of connectors, components, parts on the system board, and internal drives.
This chapter contains the following topics:
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“Features” on page 1: This section provides information about the computer features.
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“Specifications” on page 3: This section lists the physical specifications for your computer.
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“Software overview” on page 4: This section provides information about the software programs provided
with your computer.
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“Locations” on page 6: This section provides information to help you locate your computer connectors,
components, parts on the system board, and internal drives.
Features
This section provides information about the computer features.
System information
The following information covers a variety of models. For information about your specific model, use the
Setup Utility program. See Chapter 4 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 47.
Microprocessor
Your computer comes with one of the following microprocessors (internal cache size varies by model type):
• AMD® Athlon™ II microprocessor
• AMD Phenom™ II microprocessor
• AMD Sempron™ microprocessor
Memory module(s)
Your computer supports up to four double data rate 3 dual inline memory modules (DDR3 DIMMs).
Internal drives
• Card reader (available in some models)
• Optical drive
• Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk drive
Video subsystem
• Integrated graphics card functioning through a Video Graphics Array (VGA) connector or a Digital Visual
Interface (DVI) connector
• Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express x16 graphics card slot on the system board for a
discrete graphics card
Audio subsystem
• Integrated high-definition (HD) audio
• Headphone connector and microphone connector on the front panel
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• Audio line-in connector, audio line-out connector, and microphone connector on the rear panel
• Internal speaker (available in some models)
Connectivity
10/100/1000 Mbps integrated Ethernet controller
System management features
• Ability to store the power-on self-test (POST) hardware test results
• Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
• Automatic power-on startup
• Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
• Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
• System Management (SM) Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) and SM software
• Wake on LAN (WOL)
• Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) (WMI is the infrastructure for management data and
operations on Windows operating systems.)
Input/Output (I/O) features
• 9-pin serial port (one standard and one optional)
• 25-pin parallel port (optional through your PCI card in some models)
• Ethernet connector
• PS/2 keyboard connector
• PS/2 mouse connector
• Six Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 connectors (two on the front panel and four on the rear panel; there
might also be two optional USB connectors on the rear panel)
• Two audio connectors on the front panel (headphone connector and microphone connector)
• Three audio connectors on the rear panel (audio line-in connector, audio line-out connector, and
microphone connector)
• VGA monitor connector and DVI monitor connector
For more information, refer to “Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your computer”
on page 6 and “Locating connectors and parts on the rear of your computer” on page 7.
Expansion
• One optical drive bay
• One slim card reader drive bay
• One PCI card slot
• One PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
• Two hard disk drive bays (one standard and one optional)
• Two PCI Express x1 card slots
Power supply
Your computer comes with one of the following power supplies:
• 280-watt power supply with manual voltage-selection switch
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• 280-watt auto-sensing power supply
• 320-watt auto-sensing power supply
Security features
• A power-on password and an administrator password to deter unauthorized use of your computer
• Computrace
• Cover presence switch (also called intrusion switch) (available in some models)
• Enabling or disabling SATA devices
• Enabling or disabling the serial port
• Enabling or disabling USB connectors
• Keyboard with fingerprint reader (shipped with some models)
• Startup sequence control
• Startup without keyboard or mouse
• Support for the addition of an integrated cable lock (Kensington lock. See “Integrated cable lock” on
page 38 for more information.)
• Support for the addition of a padlock (see “Padlock” on page 39 for more information)
Preinstalled software programs
Your computer is preinstalled with one of the following operating systems:
• Microsoft® Windows® 7
• Microsoft Windows Vista®
Operating system(s), certified or tested for compatibility1 (varies by model type)
• Linux®
Specifications
This section lists the physical specifications for your computer.
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The operating system(s) listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to
press. Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the
publication of this manual. This list is subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or
tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
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Dimensions
Width: 160 mm (6.3 inches)
Height: 388 mm (15.28 inches)
Depth: 422 mm (16.61 inches)
Weight
Maximum configuration as shipped: 9.4 kg (20.72 lbs)
Environment
• Air temperature:
Operating: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Non-operating: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
Non-operating: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F) (without package)
• Humidity:
Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 20% to 90% (non-condensing)
• Altitude:
Operating: -50 to 10 000 ft (-15.2 to 3 048 m)
Non-operating: -50 to 35 000 ft (-15.2 to 10 668 m)
Electrical input
• Input voltage:
– Low range:
Minimum: 100 V ac
Maximum: 127 V ac
Input frequency range: 50 to 60 Hz
Voltage-selection switch setting: 115 V ac
– High range:
Minimum: 200 V ac
Maximum: 240 V ac
Input frequency range: 50 to 60 Hz
Voltage-selection switch setting: 230 V ac
Software overview
The computer comes with a preinstalled operating system and several software programs provided by
Lenovo.
Software provided with your Windows operating system
This section provides information about the software provided with your Windows operating system.
Software provided by Lenovo
The following software programs are provided by Lenovo to help you improve productivity and reduce the
cost associated with maintaining your computer. Software programs provided with your computer might
vary depending on your model type and preinstalled operating system.
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Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools
The Lenovo ThinkVantage® Tools program guides you to a host of information sources and provides easy
access to various tools to help you work more easily and securely. For more information, see “Lenovo
ThinkVantage Tools” on page 59.
Note: The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program is only available on computers with the Windows 7 operating
system from Lenovo.
ThinkVantage Productivity Center
The ThinkVantage Productivity Center program guides you to a host of information and tools to help you set
up, understand, maintain, and enhance your computer.
Note: The ThinkVantage Productivity Center program is only available on computers preinstalled with
the Windows Vista operating system from Lenovo.
Lenovo Welcome
The Lenovo Welcome program introduces some innovative built-in features of Lenovo to you and guides you
through some important setup tasks to help you make the most of your computer.
Product Recovery
The Product Recovery program enables you to restore the contents of the hard disk drive to the factory
default settings.
ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
The ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery® program is a one button recovery and restore solution that
includes a set of self-recovery tools to help you diagnose computer problems, get help, and recover from
system crashes, even if you cannot start the Windows operating system.
Note: If the Enhanced Backup and Restore icon in the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program is dimmed, it
indicates that you need to install the Rescue and Recovery program manually before enabling its features. To
install the Rescue and Recovery program, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools, and double-click Enhanced Backup
and Restore.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
3. When the installation process completes, the Enhanced Backup and Restore icon is activated.
ThinkVantage Client Security Solution
The ThinkVantage Client Security Solution program is available on select Lenovo computers. It helps protect
your information, including vital security information like passwords, encryption keys, and electronic
credentials, while guarding against unauthorized user access to data.
Note: The ThinkVantage Client Security Solution program is only available on computers preinstalled with
the Windows Vista operating system from Lenovo.
Password Manager
The Password Manager program automatically captures and fills in authentication information for Windows
applications and Web sites.
Note: The Password Manager program is only available on computers preinstalled with the Windows 7
operating system from Lenovo. If the Password Vault icon in the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program is
dimmed, it indicates that you need to install the Password Manager program manually before enabling its
features. To install the Password Manager program, do the following:
1. Click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools, and double-click Password Vault.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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3. When the installation process completes, the Password Vault icon is activated.
Power Manager
The Power Manager program provides convenient, flexible, and complete power management for your
ThinkCentre® computer. By using the Power Manager program, you can adjust your power settings to
achieve the best balance between system performance and power saving.
ThinkVantage System Update
The ThinkVantage System Update program helps you keep the software on your computer up-to-date by
downloading and installing software packages (ThinkVantage applications, device drivers, BIOS updates,
and other third party applications).
Fingerprint Software
The integrated fingerprint reader provided on some keyboards works with the Fingerprint Software program
to enable you to enroll your fingerprint and associate it with your Windows password. As a result, fingerprint
authentication can replace your password and enable simple and secure user access. A fingerprint reader
keyboard is available with certain computers or can be purchased for computers that support this option.
Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox
The Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program helps you maintain your computer, improve computing security,
diagnose computer problems, get familiar with the innovative technologies provided by Lenovo, and get more
information about your computer. For more information, see “Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox” on page 56.
Adobe Reader
The Adobe Reader program is a tool used to view, print, and search PDF documents.
See “Online Books folder” on page 59 for more information about accessing and viewing the publications.
Antivirus software
Your computer comes with antivirus software that you can use to detect and eliminate viruses. Lenovo
provides a full version of antivirus software on your computer with a free 30-day subscription. After 30 days,
you must renew the license to continue receiving the antivirus software updates.
For more information about how to use your antivirus software, refer to the help system of your antivirus
software.
Locations
This section provides information to help you locate your computer connectors, components, parts on
the system board, and internal drives.
Note: The components in your computer might look slightly different from the illustrations.
Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your
computer
Figure 1 “Front connector, control, and indicator locations” on page 7 shows the locations of the connectors,
controls, and indicators on the front of your computer.
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Figure 1. Front connector, control, and indicator locations
1 Hard disk drive activity indicator
5 USB connector
2 Power indicator
6 Headphone connector
3 Power switch
7 Microphone connector
4 Optical drive eject/close button
8 USB connector
Locating connectors and parts on the rear of your computer
Figure 2 “Rear connector and part locations” on page 8 shows the locations of the connectors and parts
on the rear of your computer. Some connectors on the rear of your computer are color-coded to help you
determine where to connect the cables on your computer.
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Figure 2. Rear connector and part locations
1 Power cord connector
9 Audio line-in connector
2 Voltage-selection switch (available on some
models)
10 PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
3 PS/2 keyboard connector
11 PCI Express x1 card slots (2)
4 DVI monitor connector
12 PCI card slot
5 VGA monitor connector
13 Serial port (available in some models)
6 USB connectors (4)
14 Ethernet connector
7 Microphone connector
15 Serial port
8 Audio line-out connector
16 PS/2 mouse connector
Connector
Description
Audio line-in connector
Used to receive audio signals from an external audio device, such as a stereo
system. When you attach an external audio device, a cable is connected between
the audio line-out connector of the device and the audio line-in connector of
the computer.
Audio line-out connector
Used to send audio signals from the computer to external devices, such as
powered stereo speakers (speakers with built-in amplifiers), headphones,
multimedia keyboards, the audio line-in connector on a stereo system, or other
external recording devices.
DVI monitor connector
Used to attach a DVI monitor or other devices that use a DVI monitor connector.
Ethernet connector
Used to attach an Ethernet cable for a local area network (LAN).
Note: To operate the computer within FCC Class B limits, use a Category 5
Ethernet cable.
Microphone connector
Used to attach a microphone to your computer when you want to record sound or
if you use speech-recognition software.
PS/2 keyboard connector
Used to attach a keyboard that uses a PS/2 keyboard connector.
PS/2 mouse connector
Used to attach a mouse, a trackball, or other pointing devices that use a PS/2
mouse connector.
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Connector
Description
Serial port
Used to attach an external modem, a serial printer, or other devices that use a
9-pin serial port.
USB connector
Used to attach a device that uses a USB connector, such as a USB keyboard,
a USB mouse, a USB scanner, or a USB printer. If the USB connectors on your
computer are not enough for you to connect all your USB devices, you can
purchase a USB hub, which you can use to connect additional USB devices.
VGA monitor connector
Used to attach a VGA monitor or other devices that use a VGA monitor connector.
Locating components
Figure 3 “Component locations” on page 9 shows the locations of the various components in your computer.
To remove the computer cover and gain access to the inside of the computer, see “Removing the computer
cover” on page 14.
Figure 3. Component locations
1 Heat sink and fan assembly
5 System board
2 Memory modules (2)
6 Rear fan assembly
3 Front bezel
7 Power supply assembly
4 Optical drive
Locating parts on the system board
Figure 4 “System board part locations” on page 10 shows the locations of the parts on the system board.
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Figure 4. System board part locations
1 Microprocessor
11 Cover presence switch connector (also called intrusion
switch connector)
2 Microprocessor fan connector
12 Front USB connector
3 Memory slots (4)
13 Serial (COM 2) connector
4 Thermal sensor connector
14 PCI card slot
5 24-pin power connector
15 Power fan connector
6 Battery
16 Internal speaker connector
7 Clear CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide
Semiconductor) /Recovery jumper
17 Front audio connector
8 SATA connectors (4)
18 PCI Express x1 card slots (2)
9 Front panel connector
19 PCI Express x16 graphics card slot
10 Front USB connector
20 System fan connector
21 4-pin power connector
Locating internal drives
Internal drives are devices that your computer uses to read and store data. You can add drives to your
computer to increase storage capacity and enable your computer to read other types of media. Internal
drives are installed in bays. In this manual, the bays are referred to as bay 1, bay 2, and so on.
When installing or replacing an internal drive, it is important to note the type and size of the drive that you
can install or replace in each bay and correctly connect the cables to the drive installed. Refer to the
appropriate section in Chapter 2 “Installing or replacing hardware” on page 13 for instructions on how to
install or replace internal drives for your computer.
Figure 5 “Drive bay locations” on page 11 shows the locations of the drive bays in your computer.
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Figure 5. Drive bay locations
1 Bay 1 - Optical drive bay (with an optical drive installed)
2 Bay 2 - Slim card reader drive bay
3 Bay 3 - Primary SATA hard disk drive bay (with a 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drive installed)
4 Bay 4 - Secondary SATA hard disk drive bay
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Chapter 2. Installing or replacing hardware
This chapter provides instructions on how to install or replace hardware for your computer.
This chapter contains the following topics:
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“Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 13
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“Installing or replacing hardware” on page 13
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“Obtaining device drivers” on page 38
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“Basic security features” on page 38
Handling static-sensitive devices
Do not open the static-protective package containing the new part until the defective part has been removed
from the computer and you are ready to install the new part. Static electricity, although harmless to you, can
seriously damage computer components and parts.
When you handle computer parts and components, take these precautions to avoid static-electricity damage:
• Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you.
• Always carefully handle the parts and other computer components. Handle PCI cards, memory modules,
system boards, and microprocessors by the edges. Never touch exposed circuitry.
• Prevent others from touching the parts and other computer components.
• Before you replace a new part, touch the static-protective package containing the new part to a metal
expansion-slot cover or other unpainted metal surface on the computer for at least two seconds. This
reduces static electricity from the package and your body.
• Remove the new part from the static-protective package and directly install it in the computer without
placing it on any other surface. If it is hard for you to do this in your specific situation, place the
static-protective package of the new part on a smooth, level surface, and then place the new part on
the static-protective package.
• Do not place the part on the computer cover or other metal surface.
Installing or replacing hardware
This section provides instructions on how to install or replace hardware for your computer. You can expand
the capabilities of your computer by adding memory modules, PCI cards, or drives, and maintain your
computer by replacing the failing hardware.
Notes:
1. Use only computer parts provided by Lenovo.
2. When installing or replacing an option, use the appropriate instructions in this section along with the
instructions that come with the option.
Installing external options
You can install external options to your computer, such as external speakers, a printer, or a scanner. For
some external options, you must install additional software in addition to making the physical connection.
When you install an external option, see “Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your
computer” on page 6 and “Locating connectors and parts on the rear of your computer” on page 7 to
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identify the required connector. Then, use the instructions that come with the option to help you make the
connection and install software or device drivers that are required for the option.
Removing the computer cover
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to remove the computer cover.
CAUTION:
Turn off the computer and wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool before
removing the computer cover.
To remove the computer cover, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives. Then, turn off all attached devices and the computer.
2. Disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets.
3. Disconnect the power cord, Input/Output cables, and all other cables that are connected to the
computer.
4. Remove any locking device that secures the computer cover, such as an integrated cable lock or a
padlock. See “Integrated cable lock” on page 38 or “Padlock” on page 39.
5. Remove the two screws that secure the computer cover and slide the computer cover to the rear to
remove it.
Figure 6. Removing the computer cover
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Removing and reinstalling the front bezel
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to remove and reinstall the front bezel.
To remove and reinstall the front bezel, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Remove the front bezel by releasing the three plastic tabs on the left side and pivoting the front bezel
outward.
Figure 7. Removing the front bezel
4. To reinstall the front bezel, align the other three plastic tabs on the right side of the front bezel with
the corresponding holes in the chassis, then pivot the front bezel inward until it snaps into position
on the left side.
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Figure 8. Reinstalling the front bezel
5. Go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Installing or replacing a PCI card
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to install or replace a PCI card.
Your computer has one standard PCI card slot, two PCI Express x1 card slots, and one PCI Express x16
graphics card slot. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
To install or replace a PCI card, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. At the rear of the computer, remove the screw that secures the PCI card latch.
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Figure 9. Removing the screw that secures the PCI card latch
4. Do one of the following:
• If you are replacing a PCI card, open the PCI card latch and remove the old PCI card that is currently
installed as shown in Figure 10 “Removing the PCI card” on page 18.
Note: If the PCI card is secured in place by a retaining latch 1 , press the retaining latch to release
the PCI card from the latch. Then, grasp the PCI card by the edges and carefully pull it out of the
slot. If necessary, alternate moving each side of the PCI card a small and equal amount until it
is completely removed from the PCI card slot.
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Figure 10. Removing the PCI card
• If you are installing a PCI card, open the PCI card latch and remove the appropriate PCI card slot
cover. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9 to identify the types of PCI card slots.
5. Remove the new PCI card from its static-protective package.
6. Install the new PCI card into the appropriate PCI card slot on the system board. Then, pivot the PCI card
latch to the closed position to secure the PCI cards.
Figure 11. Installing the PCI card
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7. Reinstall the screw to secure the PCI card latch in place.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Installing or replacing a memory module
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to install or replace a memory module.
Your computer has four memory slots for installing or replacing DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs that provide up to a
maximum of 16 GB of system memory. When installing or replacing a memory module, use 1 GB, 2 GB or 4
GB DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs in any combination up to a maximum of 16 GB of system memory.
To install or replace a memory module, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Lay the computer on its side for easier access to the system board.
4. Locate the memory slots on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
5. Remove any parts and disconnect any cables that might prevent your access to the memory slots.
6. Do one of the following:
• If you are replacing a memory module, open the retaining clips and remove the old memory module
that is currently installed.
Figure 12. Removing the memory module
• If you are installing a memory module, open the retaining clips of the memory slot into which you
want to install the memory module.
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Figure 13. Opening the retaining clips of the memory slot
7. Position the new memory module over the memory slot. Make sure that the notch 1 on the new memory
module is aligned with the key 2 in the memory slot. Then, press the new memory module straight down
into the memory slot until the retaining clips close and the new memory module snaps into position.
Figure 14. Installing the memory module
8. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the battery
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Your computer has a special type of memory that maintains the date, time, and configuration information for
built-in features. The battery keeps this information active when you turn off the computer.
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The battery normally requires no charging or maintenance throughout its life; however, no battery lasts
forever. If the battery fails, the date, time, and configuration information, including passwords, are lost. An
error message is displayed when you turn on the computer.
Before performing the following procedure, be sure to read and understand the information about replacing
and disposing of the battery in the “Batteries” and “Lithium battery notice” sections of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide.
To replace the battery, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Locate the battery. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
4. Remove any parts and disconnect any cables that might prevent your access to the battery.
5. Remove the old battery.
Figure 15. Removing the old battery
6. Install the new battery.
Figure 16. Installing the new battery
7. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected.
8. Reinstall the computer cover and reconnect all external cables. See “Completing the parts replacement”
on page 37.
9. Turn on the computer and all attached devices.
Note: When the computer is turned on for the first time after replacing the battery, an error message
might be displayed. This is normal after replacing the battery.
10. Use the Setup Utility program to set the date, time, passwords, and any other configuration information.
See Chapter 4 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 47.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
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Replacing the power supply assembly
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the power supply assembly.
Although there are no moving parts in your computer after the power cord has been disconnected, the
following warnings are required for your safety and proper Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification.
DANGER
Hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
CAUTION:
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.
To replace the power supply assembly, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Disconnect the power supply assembly cables from all drives and from the 24-pin power connector and
4-pin power connector on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
Note: You might also need to release the power supply assembly cables from some cable clips or ties
that secure the cables to the chassis.
4. Lay the computer on its side and remove the four screws that secure the power supply assembly. Then,
slide the power supply assembly to the front of the chassis.
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Figure 17. Removing the power supply assembly screws
5. Pivot the power supply assembly as shown and then lift the power supply assembly to remove it
from the chassis.
Figure 18. Removing the power supply assembly
6. Make sure that the new power supply assembly is the correct replacement. Some power supply
assemblies automatically sense the voltage, some power supply assemblies are voltage specific, and
some power supply assemblies have a voltage-selection switch. If your power supply assembly has
a voltage-selection switch, make sure that you set the voltage-selection switch to match the voltage
available at your electrical outlet. If necessary, use a ballpoint pen to slide the voltage-selection switch
to the correct position.
• If the voltage supply range in your local country or region is 100–127 V ac, set the voltage-selection
switch to 115 V.
• If the voltage supply range in your local country or region is 200–240 V ac, set the voltage-selection
switch to 230 V.
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7. Install the new power supply assembly into the chassis so that the screw holes in the new power supply
assembly are aligned with the corresponding holes in the rear of the chassis.
8. Install the four screws to secure the new power supply assembly in place.
Note: Use only screws provided by Lenovo.
9. Connect the new power supply assembly cables to all drives and the system board. See “Locating
parts on the system board” on page 9.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the heat sink and fan assembly.
CAUTION:
The heat sink and fan assembly might be very hot. Turn off the computer and wait three
to five minutes to let the computer cool before removing the computer cover.
To replace the heat sink and fan assembly, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Lay the computer on its side for easier access to the system board.
4. Locate the heat sink and fan assembly. See “Locating components” on page 9.
5. Disconnect any cables that might prevent your access to the heat sink and fan assembly.
6. Disconnect the heat sink and fan assembly cable from the microprocessor fan connector on the system
board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
7. Pivot the handle 1 to release the heat sink and fan assembly clamp and then disengage the clamp from
the plastic retention bracket.
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Figure 19. Removing the heat sink and fan assembly
8. Lift the failing heat sink and fan assembly off the system board.
Notes:
a. You might have to gently twist the heat sink and fan assembly to free it from the microprocessor.
b. When handling the heat sink and fan assembly, do not touch the thermal grease on the bottom of it.
9. Position the new heat sink and fan assembly on the microprocessor socket and then position the
clamp on the plastic retention bracket. Pivot the handle 1 to clamp the heat sink and fan assembly to
the plastic retention bracket.
Figure 20. Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly
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10. Connect the new heat sink and fan assembly cable to the microprocessor fan connector on the system
board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
11. Reconnect any cables that have been removed.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the microprocessor
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the microprocessor.
CAUTION:
The heat sink and microprocessor might be very hot. Turn off the computer and wait
three to five minutes to let the computer cool before removing the computer cover.
To replace the microprocessor, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Remove the heat sink and fan assembly. See “Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly” on page 24.
Note: Place the heat sink and fan assembly on its side so that the thermal grease on the bottom of it
does not get in contact with anything.
4. Lift the small handle 1 to release the microprocessor 2 secured on the system board.
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Figure 21. Accessing the microprocessor
5. Lift the microprocessor straight up and out of the microprocessor socket, as shown in Figure 22
“Removing the microprocessor” on page 28.
Notes:
a. Your microprocessor and socket might look different from the one illustrated.
b. Note the orientation of the microprocessor in the socket. You can look for the small triangle 1
on one corner of the microprocessor. This is important when installing the new microprocessor
on the system board.
c. Touch only the edges of the microprocessor. Do not touch the gold contacts on the bottom.
d. Do not drop anything onto the microprocessor socket while it is exposed. The socket pins must be
kept as clean as possible.
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Figure 22. Removing the microprocessor
6. Make sure that the small handle is in the raised position.
7. Remove the protective cover that protects the gold contacts of the new microprocessor.
8. Hold the new microprocessor by its sides and align the small triangle on one corner of the new
microprocessor with the corresponding small triangle on one corner of the microprocessor socket.
9. Lower the new microprocessor straight down into the microprocessor socket on the system board.
10. Lower the small handle to secure the new microprocessor in the socket.
11. Reinstall the heat sink and fan assembly. See “Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly” on page 24.
12. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the optical drive
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the optical drive.
To replace the optical drive, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Remove the front bezel. See “Removing and reinstalling the front bezel” on page 15.
4. Disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the rear of the optical drive.
5. Remove the three screws that secure the optical drive. Then, slide the optical drive out of the front
of the computer.
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Figure 23. Removing the optical drive
6. Slide the new optical drive into the drive bay from the front and align the screw holes in the new optical
drive with the corresponding holes in the drive bay. Then, install the three screws to secure the new
optical drive in place.
Figure 24. Installing the optical drive
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7. Connect one end of the signal cable to the rear of the new optical drive and the other end to an available
SATA connector on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9. Then,
locate an available five-wire power connector and connect it to the rear of the new optical drive.
Figure 25. Connecting a SATA optical drive
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the hard disk drive
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the hard disk drive.
To replace the hard disk drive, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Locate the primary hard disk drive. See “Locating internal drives” on page 10.
Note: There is also a secondary hard disk drive bay for you to purchase and install a secondary hard
disk drive by yourself. If you want to install a secondary hard disk drive, use the same way of installing
the primary hard disk drive.
4. Disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the rear of the hard disk drive.
5. Remove the four screws that secure the hard disk drive. Then, slide the hard disk drive out of the chassis.
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Figure 26. Removing the hard disk drive
6. Slide the new hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay and align the screw holes in the new hard
disk drive with the corresponding holes in the drive bay. Then, install the four screws to secure the
new hard disk drive in place.
Figure 27. Installing the hard disk drive
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7. Connect one end of the signal cable to the rear of the new hard disk drive and the other end to an
available SATA connector on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
Then, locate an available five-wire power connector and connect it to the rear of the new hard disk drive.
Figure 28. Connecting a SATA hard disk drive
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the installation or replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the front audio and USB assembly
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the front audio and USB assembly.
To replace the front audio and USB assembly, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Remove the front bezel. See “Removing and reinstalling the front bezel” on page 15.
4. Disconnect the front audio and USB assembly cables from the system board. See “Locating parts on
the system board” on page 9.
5. Note the front audio and USB assembly cable routing and remove the screw that secures the front audio
and USB assembly. Then, remove the front audio and USB assembly from the chassis.
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Figure 29. Removing the front audio and USB assembly
6. Route the cables of the new front audio and USB assembly through the hole in the chassis.
7. Position the new front audio and USB assembly to the chassis so that the screw hole in the new front
audio and USB assembly is aligned with the corresponding hole in the chassis.
8. Install the screw to secure the new front audio and USB assembly in place.
9. Connect the new front audio and USB assembly cables to the system board. See “Locating parts on
the system board” on page 9.
10. Reinstall the front bezel. See “Removing and reinstalling the front bezel” on page 15.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the rear fan assembly
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the rear fan assembly.
To replace the rear fan assembly, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Locate the rear fan assembly. See “Locating components” on page 9.
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4. Disconnect the rear fan assembly cable from the system fan connector on the system board. See
“Locating parts on the system board” on page 9.
5. The rear fan assembly is attached to the chassis by four rubber mounts. Carefully remove the four
rubber mounts from the rear of the chassis by breaking them or cutting them with scissors.
Note: The new rear fan assembly will have four new rubber mounts attached.
Figure 30. Removing the rear fan assembly
6. Remove the rear fan assembly out of the chassis.
7. Install the new rear fan assembly by aligning the rubber mounts of the rear fan assembly with the holes
on the chassis and push the rubber mounts through the holes.
8. Pull on the tips of the rubber mounts until the rear fan assembly is in place.
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Figure 31. Replacing the rear fan assembly
9. Connect the rear fan assembly cable to the system fan connector on the system board.
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the keyboard
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the keyboard.
To replace the keyboard, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives. Then, turn off all attached devices and the computer.
2. Disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets.
3. Disconnect the old keyboard cable from the computer.
4. Connect a new keyboard to the appropriate connector on the computer. Your keyboard might be
connected to a PS/2 keyboard connector 1 or a USB connector 2 . Depending on where you want
to connect your keyboard, see “Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your
computer” on page 6 or “Locating connectors and parts on the rear of your computer” on page 7.
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Figure 32. Keyboard connectors
What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Replacing the mouse
Attention:
Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the “Important safety information”
in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This section provides instructions on how to replace the mouse.
To replace the mouse, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives. Then, turn off all attached devices and the computer.
2. Disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets.
3. Disconnect the old mouse cable from the computer.
4. Connect a new mouse to the appropriate connector on the computer. Your mouse might be connected
to a PS/2 mouse connector 1 or a USB connector 2 . Depending on where you want to connect your
mouse, see “Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your computer” on page 6 or
“Locating connectors and parts on the rear of your computer” on page 7.
Figure 33. Mouse connectors
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What to do next:
• To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section.
• To complete the replacement, go to “Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
Completing the parts replacement
After completing the installation or replacement for all parts, you need to reinstall the computer cover
and reconnect cables.
To reinstall the computer cover and reconnect cables to your computer, do the following:
1. Make sure that all components have been reassembled correctly and that no tools or loose screws
are left inside your computer. See “Locating components” on page 9 for the locations of the various
components in your computer.
2. If you have removed the front bezel, reinstall it. See “Removing and reinstalling the front bezel” on
page 15.
3. Properly route the cables and keep them clear of the hinges and sides of the computer chassis to
avoid interference with closing the computer cover.
4. Position the computer cover on the chassis so that the rail guides on the bottom of the computer cover
engage the rails. Then, slide the computer cover to the front of the computer until it snaps into position
and is closed. Then, install the two screws to secure the computer cover.
Figure 34. Reinstalling the computer cover
5. Lock the computer cover if you have a computer cover lock. See “Integrated cable lock” on page
38 or “Padlock” on page 39.
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6. Reconnect the power cord and all other external cables to the computer. For connector locations, see
“Locating connectors, controls, and indicators on the front of your computer” on page 6 and “Locating
connectors and parts on the rear of your computer” on page 7.
7. Depending on the parts you installed or replaced, you might need to confirm the updated information in
the Setup Utility program. See Chapter 4 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 47.
Note: In most areas of the world, Lenovo requires the return of the defective Customer Replaceable Units
(CRUs). Information about this will come with the new CRUs or will come a few days after you receive the
new CRUs.
Obtaining device drivers
You can obtain device drivers for operating systems that are not preinstalled at
http://www.lenovo.com/support. Installation instructions are provided in readme files with the device-driver
files.
Basic security features
There are several security options available to help you prevent hardware theft and unauthorized access to
your computer. In addition to physical locks, you can also prevent unauthorized use of your computer by a
software lock that locks the keyboard until a correct password is typed in.
Integrated cable lock
An integrated cable lock, sometimes referred to as the Kensington lock, can be used to secure your
computer to a desk, table, or other non-permanent fixture. The cable lock attaches to a security slot at the
rear of your computer and is operated with a key. The cable lock also locks the computer cover. See Figure
35 “Installing an integrated cable lock” on page 38. This is the same type of lock used with many notebook
computers. You can order an integrated cable lock from Lenovo by searching for Kensington at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Note: Make sure that the integrated cable lock you installed does not interfere with other computer cables.
Figure 35. Installing an integrated cable lock
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Padlock
Your computer is equipped with a padlock loop so that the computer cover cannot be removed when
a padlock is installed.
Figure 36. Installing a padlock
Password protection
To deter unauthorized use of your computer, you can use the Setup Utility program to set a password. When
you turn on your computer, you are prompted to type the password. The computer cannot be used until
a valid password is typed in. Refer to Chapter 4 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 47 for more
information.
Erasing a lost or forgotten password (clearing CMOS)
This section provides instructions on how to erase a lost or forgotten password, such as a user password.
To erase a lost or forgotten password, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system
board” on page 9.
4. Remove any parts and disconnect any cables that might prevent your access to the Clear CMOS
/Recovery jumper.
5. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and
pin 3).
6. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected.
7. Reinstall the computer cover and reconnect the power cords for the computer and monitor. See
“Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
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8. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by
holding the power switch for approximately five seconds.
9. Repeat step 1 through step 4.
10. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2).
11. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected.
12. Reinstall the computer cover and reconnect all cables. See “Completing the parts replacement” on
page 37.
13. Turn on the computer. Your password has been erased and you can use the Setup Utility program to set
a new password. See Chapter 4 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 47 for more information.
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Chapter 3. Recovery information
This chapter provides information about the recovery solutions provided by Lenovo.
This chapter contains the following topics:
•
“Creating and using recovery media” on page 41
•
“Performing backup and recovery operations” on page 42
•
“Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace” on page 43
•
“Creating and using a rescue medium” on page 44
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“Installing or reinstalling device drivers” on page 46
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“Solving recovery problems” on page 46
Notes:
1. The recovery information in this chapter only applies to the computers that have the Rescue and
Recovery program or the Product Recovery program installed. If the Enhanced Backup and Restore
icon in the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program is dimmed, it indicates that you need to install
the Rescue and Recovery program manually before enabling its features. To install the Rescue and
Recovery program, do the following:
a. Click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools, and double-click Enhanced Backup
and Restore.
b. Follow the instructions on the screen.
c. When the installation process completes, the Enhanced Backup and Restore icon is activated.
2. There are a variety of methods to choose from when considering how to recover in the event of a
software- or hardware-related problem. Some methods vary depending on the type of your operating
system.
3. The product on the recovery media may be used only for the following purposes:
• Restore the product preinstalled on your computer
• Reinstall the product
• Modify the product using the Additional Files
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.
Note: The recovery operations you can perform using recovery media vary depending on the operating
system from which the recovery media were created. The recovery media might contain a boot medium
and a data medium. Your Microsoft Windows license permits you to create only one data medium, so it is
important that you store the recovery media in a safe place after you have made them.
Creating recovery media
This section provides instructions on how to create recovery media on different operating systems.
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Note: On the Windows 7 operating system, you can create recovery media using discs or external USB
storage devices. On the Windows Vista operating systems, you can create recovery media using only discs,
so this operation is also called “creating Product Recovery discs.”
• To create recovery media on the Windows 7 operating system, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo
ThinkVantage Tools ➙ Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
• To create Product Recovery discs on the Windows Vista operating system, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙
ThinkVantage ➙ Create Product Recovery Media. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
Using recovery media
This section provides instructions on how to use recovery media on different operating systems.
On the Windows 7 operating system and the Windows Vista operating system, you can use recovery media
to restore the computer to the factory default settings only. You can use recovery media to put the computer
in an operational state after all other methods of recovery have failed.
Attention: When you use recovery media to restore the computer to the factory default settings, all the files
currently on the hard disk drive will be deleted and replaced by the factory default settings.
To use recovery media on the Windows 7 operating system or the Windows Vista operating system,
do the following:
1. Depending on the type of your recovery media, connect the boot medium (memory key or other USB
storage device) to the computer, or insert the boot disc into the optical drive.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Please select
boot device window opens, release the F12 key.
3. Select the desired startup device and press Enter. The restore process begins.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the operation.
Notes:
1. After restoring your computer to the factory default settings, you might have to reinstall device drivers
for some devices. See “Installing or reinstalling device drivers” on page 46.
2. Some computers come with Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works preinstalled. If you need to recover
or reinstall your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works applications, you must use the Microsoft Office
CD or Microsoft Works CD. These discs are provided only with computers preinstalled with Microsoft
Office or Microsoft Works.
Performing backup and recovery operations
The Rescue and Recovery 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
Rescue and Recovery program stores the backup:
• In a protected area of your hard disk drive
• On the secondary hard disk drive if a secondary hard disk drive is installed in your computer
• On an attached external USB hard disk drive
• On a network drive
• On recordable discs (a recordable optical drive is required for this option)
After you have backed up the contents on the hard disk drive, you can restore the complete contents of the
hard disk drive, restore only the selected files, or restore only the Windows operating system and applications.
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Performing a backup operation
This section provides instructions on how to perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery
program on different operating systems.
• To perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows 7 operating
system, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙
Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow.
3. Click Back up your hard drive and select backup operation options. Then, follow the instructions on
the screen to complete the backup operation.
• To perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows Vista operating
system, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ ThinkVantage ➙ Rescue and Recovery.
The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery ➙ Back
up your hard drive, and select backup operation options.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the backup operation.
Performing a recovery operation
This section provides instructions on how to perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery
program on different operating systems.
• To perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows 7 operating
system, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙
Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow.
3. Click the Restore your system from a backup icon.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the recovery operation.
• To perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows Vista operating
system, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ ThinkVantage ➙ Rescue and Recovery.
The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery.
3. Click the Restore your system from a backup icon.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the recovery operation.
For more information about performing a recovery operation from the Rescue and Recovery workspace, see
“Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace” on page 43.
Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace
The Rescue and Recovery workspace resides in a protected, hidden area of your hard disk drive that
operates independently from the Windows operating system. 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 Rescue and Recovery workspace:
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• Rescue files from your hard disk drive or from a backup The Rescue and Recovery workspace enables
you to locate files on your hard disk drive and transfer them to a network drive or other recordable media,
such as a USB device or a disc. This solution is available even if you did not back up your files or if
changes were made to the files since your last backup operation. You can also rescue individual files from
a Rescue and Recovery backup located on your local hard disk drive, a USB device, or a network drive.
• Restore your hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup If you have backed up your hard disk
drive using the Rescue and Recovery program, you can restore the hard disk drive from a Rescue and
Recovery backup, even if you cannot start the Windows operating system.
• Restore your hard disk drive to the factory default settings The Rescue and Recovery workspace enables
you to restore the complete contents of your hard disk drive to the factory default settings. If you have
multiple partitions on your hard disk drive, you have the option to restore the factory default settings to the
C: partition and leave the other partitions intact. Because the Rescue and Recovery workspace operates
independently from the Windows operating system, you can restore the factory default settings even if
you cannot start the Windows operating system.
Attention: If you restore the hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or restore the hard disk
drive to the factory default settings, all files on the primary hard disk drive partition (usually drive C:) will be
deleted in the recovery process. If possible, make copies of important files. If you are unable to start the
Windows operating system, you can use the rescue files feature of the Rescue and Recovery workspace to
copy files from your hard disk drive to other media.
To start the Rescue and Recovery workspace, do the following:
1. Make sure the computer is turned off.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F11 key when turning on the computer. When you hear beeps or
see a logo screen, release the F11 key.
3. If you have set a Rescue and Recovery password, type your password when prompted. The Rescue
and Recovery workspace opens after a short delay.
Note: If the Rescue and Recovery workspace fails to open, see “Solving recovery problems” on page 46.
4. Do one of the following:
• To rescue files from your hard disk drive or from a backup, click Rescue files and follow the
instructions on the screen.
• To restore your hard disk drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or to restore your hard disk drive
to the factory default settings, click Restore your system and follow the instructions on the screen.
For more information about the features of the Rescue and Recovery workspace, click Help.
Notes:
1. After restoring your hard disk drive to the factory default settings, you might have to reinstall device
drivers for some devices. See “Installing or reinstalling device drivers” on page 46.
2. Some computers come with Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works preinstalled. If you need to recover
or reinstall your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works applications, you must use the Microsoft Office
CD or Microsoft Works CD. These discs are provided only with computers preinstalled with Microsoft
Office or Microsoft Works.
Creating and using a rescue medium
With a rescue medium, such as a disc or a USB hard disk drive, you can recover the computer from failures
that prevent you from gaining access to the Rescue and Recovery workspace on your hard disk drive.
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1. The recovery operations you can perform using a rescue medium vary depending on the operating
system.
2. The rescue disc can be started in all types of optical drives.
Creating a rescue medium
This section provides instructions on how to create a rescue medium on different operating systems.
• To create a rescue medium on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙
Enhanced Backup and Restore. The Rescue and Recovery program opens.
2. In the Rescue and Recovery main window, click the Launch advanced Rescue and Recovery arrow.
3. Click the Create Rescue Media icon. The Create Rescue and Recovery Media window opens.
4. In the Rescue Media area, select the type of the rescue medium you want to create. You can create
a rescue medium using a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or a secondary internal hard disk drive.
5. Click OK and follow the instructions on the screen to create a rescue medium.
• To create a rescue medium on the Windows Vista operating system, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ ThinkVantage ➙ Create Recovery
Media. The Create Rescue and Recovery Media window opens.
2. In the Rescue Media area, select the type of the rescue medium you want to create. You can create
a rescue medium using a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or a secondary internal hard disk drive.
3. Click OK and follow the instructions on the screen to create a rescue medium.
Using a rescue medium
This section provides instructions on how to use the rescue medium you have created.
• If you have created a rescue medium using a disc, use the following instructions to use the rescue medium:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Startup Device
Menu opens, release the F12 key.
3. On the Startup Device Menu, select the desired optical drive as the first boot device. Then, insert
the rescue disc into the optical drive and press Enter. The rescue medium starts.
• If you have created a rescue medium using a USB hard disk drive, use the following instructions to
use the rescue medium:
1. Attach the USB hard disk drive to one of the USB connectors on your computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Startup Device
Menu opens, release the F12 key.
3. On the Startup Device Menu, select the USB hard disk drive as the first boot device and press Enter.
The rescue medium starts.
• If you have created a rescue medium using the secondary internal hard disk drive, set the secondary
internal hard disk drive as the first boot device in the startup device sequence to start the rescue medium.
See “Selecting a startup device” on page 49.
Note: In your computer, there is a secondary hard disk drive bay for you to install a secondary hard disk
drive. You can purchase a secondary hard disk drive by yourself. If you want to install a secondary hard
disk drive, see “Replacing the hard disk drive” on page 30.
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When the rescue medium starts, the Rescue and Recovery workspace opens. The help information for
each feature is available from the Rescue and Recovery workspace. Follow the instructions to complete
the recovery process.
Installing or reinstalling device drivers
Before installing or reinstalling device drivers, make sure that you have a preinstalled operating system and
the documentation and software media for the device.
Device drivers for factory-installed devices are located on the computer hard disk drive (usually drive C:)
in the SWTOOLS\DRIVERS subdirectory. The latest device drivers for factory-installed devices are also
available at http://www.lenovo.com/support. Other device drivers are on the software media that come
with individual devices.
To install or reinstall the device driver for a factory-installed device, do the following:
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to display the directory structure of your hard disk drive.
3. Go to the C:\SWTOOLS directory.
4. Open the DRIVERS folder. Within the DRIVERS folder, there are several subfolders named for various
devices installed in your computer, such as AUDIO or VIDEO.
5. Open the appropriate device subfolder.
6. Do one of the following:
• In the device subfolder, look for a SETUP.exe file. Double-click the file and follow the instructions on
the screen to complete the installation.
• In the device subfolder, look for a README.txt file or a file with the .txt extension. This file might be
named after the operating system, such as WIN98.txt. The TXT file contains information about how to
install the device driver. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
• If the device subfolder contains a file with the .inf extension and you want to install the device
driver using the INF file, refer to your Windows Help and Support information system for detailed
information about how to install the device driver.
Solving recovery problems
If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment, do one
of the following:
• Use a rescue medium to start the Rescue and Recovery workspace. See “Creating and using a rescue
medium” on page 44.
• Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the hard disk
drive to the factory default settings. See “Creating and using recovery media” on page 41.
Note: If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment from
a rescue medium or recovery media, you might not have the rescue device (an internal hard disk drive, a
disc, a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices) set as the first boot device in the startup device
sequence. You must first make sure that your rescue device is set as the first boot device in the startup
device sequence in the Setup Utility program. See “Selecting a startup device” on page 49 for detailed
information about temporarily or permanently changing the startup device sequence. For more information
about the Setup Utility program, see Chapter 4 “Using the Setup Utility program” on page 47.
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 4. Using the Setup Utility program
You can use the Setup Utility program to view and change the configuration settings of your computer,
regardless of which operating system you are using. However, the operating system settings might override
any similar settings in the Setup Utility program.
This chapter provides information about the following topics to help you use the Setup Utility program:
•
“Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 47
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“Viewing or changing settings” on page 47
•
“Using passwords” on page 47
•
“Enabling or disabling a device” on page 48
•
“Selecting a startup device” on page 49
•
“Exiting the Setup Utility program” on page 50
Starting the Setup Utility program
This section provides instructions on how to start the Setup Utility program.
To start the Setup Utility program, do the following:
1. Make sure your computer is turned off.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F1 key when turning on the computer. When you hear multiple beeps
or see a logo screen, release the F1 key. The Setup Utility program opens.
Note: If a password has been set, the Setup Utility program menu will not be displayed until you type
the correct password. For more information, see “Using passwords” on page 47.
Viewing or changing settings
The Setup Utility program menu lists various items about the system configuration settings. To view or
change the settings, start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page
47. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
When working with the Setup Utility program, you must use the keyboard. The keys used to perform various
tasks are displayed at the bottom of each screen.
Using passwords
By using the Setup Utility program, you can set a password to prevent unauthorized access to your
computer and data. The following options are available to help you set a power-on password or an
administrator password:
• Set Power-On Password
• Set Administrator Password
You do not have to set a password to use your computer. However, using a password improves computing
security. If you decide to set a password, read the following sections.
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Password considerations
A password can be any combination of up to 16 (1 to 16) alphabetic and numeric characters. For security
reasons, it is recommended to use a strong password that cannot be easily compromised. To set a strong
password, use the following guidelines:
Note: The Setup Utility program passwords are not case sensitive.
• Have at least eight characters in length
• Contain at least one alphabetic character and one numeric character
• Not be your name or your user name
• Not be a common word or a common name
• Be significantly different from your previous passwords
Power-on password
After you have set a power-on password using the Set Power-On Password option, a password prompt is
displayed each time you turn on the computer. You cannot use the computer until a valid password is typed
in. For more information about how to set a password, see “Setting, changing, or deleting a password”
on page 48.
Administrator password
The Set Administrator Password option enables you to set an administrator password, which deters
unauthorized users from changing configuration settings. If you are responsible for maintaining the settings
of several computers, you might want to set an administrator password. For more information about how to
set a password, see “Setting, changing, or deleting a password” on page 48.
After you have set an administrator password, a password prompt is displayed each time you try to access
the Setup Utility program. You cannot access the Setup Utility program until a valid password is typed in.
If you have set both a power-on password and an administrator password, you can type either password
to use your computer. However, to change any configuration settings, you must use your administrator
password.
Setting, changing, or deleting a password
This section provides instructions on how to set, change, or delete a password.
To set, change, or delete a password, do the following:
1. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 47.
2. From the Setup Utility program main menu, select Security ➙ Set Power-On Password or Set
Administrator Password.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to set, change, or delete a password.
Note: A password can be any combination of up to 16 (1 to 16) alphabetic and numeric characters.
For more information, see “Password considerations” on page 48.
Enabling or disabling a device
This section provides instructions on how to enable or disable user access to a device.
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SATA Controller
When this option is set to Disabled, all devices connected to the SATA connectors
(such as the hard disk drive and the optical drive) are disabled and will not be
displayed in the system configuration.
USB Setup
Use this option to set up USB connectors.
To enable or disable a device, do the following:
1. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 47.
2. From the Setup Utility program main menu, select Devices.
3. Depending on the device you want to enable or disable, do one of the following:
• Select ATA Drives Setup ➙ SATA Controller to enable or disable the devices connected to the
SATA connectors on the system board.
• Select USB Setup and follow the instructions on the screen to enable or disable the USB connector(s)
of your choice.
4. Select the desired settings and press Enter.
5. Press Esc to return to the Setup Utility program main menu. You might have to press Esc several times.
6. Press F10 to save the new settings and exit the Setup Utility program.
Notes:
a. If you do not want to save the new settings, select Exit ➙ Discard Changes and Exit.
b. If you want to return to the default settings, press F9 or select Exit ➙ Load Optimal Defaults.
Selecting a startup device
If your computer does not start up from a device (such as a hard disk drive or the disc in an optical drive) as
expected, do one of the following to select the desired startup device.
Selecting a temporary startup device
This section provides instructions on how to select a temporary startup device. You can use the instructions
in this section to start up from any startup device.
Note: Not all discs and hard disk drives are bootable.
To select a temporary startup device, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Startup Device
Menu opens, release the F12 key.
3. Select the desired startup device on the Startup Device Menu and press Enter.
Note: Selecting a startup device on the Startup Device Menu does not permanently change the startup
device sequence.
Viewing or changing the startup device sequence
This section provides instructions on how to view or permanently change the configured startup device
sequence.
To view or permanently change the configured startup device sequence, do the following:
1. Start the Setup Utility program. See “Starting the Setup Utility program” on page 47.
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2. Select Startup ➙ Primary Boot Sequence. Read the information displayed on the right side of the
screen.
3. Select the first boot device, second boot device, and so on.
4. Press Esc to return to the Startup menu. Then, select the devices for the Automatic Boot Sequence
and Error Boot Sequence.
5. Press Esc to return to the Setup Utility program main menu. You might have to press Esc several times.
6. Press F10 to save the new settings and exit the Setup Utility program.
Notes:
a. If you do not want to save the new settings, select Exit ➙ Discard Changes and Exit.
b. If you want to return to the default settings, press F9 or select Exit ➙ Load Optimal Defaults.
Exiting the Setup Utility program
After you finish viewing or changing settings, press Esc to return to the Setup Utility program main menu.
You might have to press Esc several times. Then, you can do one of the following:
• If you want to save the new settings and exit the Setup Utility program, press F10. Otherwise, your
changes will not be saved.
• If you do not want to save the new settings, select Exit ➙ Discard Changes and Exit.
• If you want to return to the default settings, press F9 or select Exit ➙ Load Optimal Defaults.
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Chapter 5. Updating system programs
This chapter provides information about updating the POST and BIOS, and how to recover from a POST
and BIOS update failure.
This chapter contains the following topics:
•
“Using system programs” on page 51
•
“Updating (flashing) the BIOS from a disc” on page 51
•
“Updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating system” on page 52
•
“Recovering from a POST and BIOS update failure” on page 52
Using system programs
System programs are the basic layer of software built into your computer. System programs include the
POST, the BIOS, and the Setup Utility program. The POST is a set of tests and procedures that are
performed each time you turn on your computer. The BIOS is a layer of software that translates instructions
from other layers of software into electrical signals that the computer hardware can execute. You can use
the Setup Utility program to view or change the configuration settings of your computer. See Chapter 4
“Using the Setup Utility program” on page 47 for detailed information.
Your computer system board has a module called electrically erasable programmable read-only memory
(EEPROM, also referred to as flash memory). You can easily update the POST, the BIOS, and the Setup
Utility program by starting your computer with a system-program-update disc or running a special update
program from your operating system.
Lenovo might make changes and enhancements to the POST and BIOS. When updates are released, they
are available as downloadable files on the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com. Instructions for using
the POST and BIOS updates are available in a TXT file that is included with the update files. For most
models, you can download either an update program to create a system-program-update disc or an update
program that can be run from the operating system.
Updating (flashing) the BIOS from a disc
This section provides instructions on how to update (flash) the BIOS from a disc.
Note: You can download a self-starting bootable disc image (known as an ISO image) with the system
program updates to create a system-program-update disc. Go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
To update (flash) the BIOS from a disc, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Startup Device
Menu opens, release the F12 key.
3. On the Startup Device Menu, select the desired optical drive as the startup device. Then, insert the
disc into this optical drive and press Enter. The update begins.
4. When prompted to change the serial number, it is suggested that you do not make this change by
pressing N. However, if you do want to change the serial number, press Y, then type in the serial number
and press Enter.
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5. When prompted to change the machine type and model, it is suggested that you do not make this
change by pressing N. However, if you do want to change the machine type and model, press Y, then
type in the machine type and model and press Enter.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update. After the update is completed, remove the
disc from the optical drive.
Updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating system
Note: Because Lenovo makes constant improvements to its Web sites, the Web page contents are subject
to change without notice, including the contents referenced in the following procedure.
To update (flash) the BIOS from your operating system, do the following:
1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/support.
2. Do the following to locate the downloadable files for your machine type:
a. In the Enter a product number field, type your machine type and click Go.
b. Click Downloads and drivers.
c. Select BIOS from the Refine results drop-down list box to easily locate all the BIOS related links.
d. Click the BIOS update link.
3. Click the TXT file that contains the instructions for updating (flashing) the BIOS from your operating
system.
4. Print these instructions. This is very important because these instructions will not be displayed on
the screen after the download begins.
5. Follow the printed instructions to download, extract, and install the update.
Recovering from a POST and BIOS update failure
If the power to your computer is interrupted while the POST and BIOS is being updated, your computer
might not restart correctly. If this happens, perform the following procedure to recover from the POST and
BIOS update failure. This procedure is commonly called Boot-block Recovery.
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Remove the computer cover. See “Removing the computer cover” on page 14.
3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. See “Locating parts on the system
board” on page 9.
4. Remove any parts and disconnect any cables that might prevent your access to the Clear CMOS
/Recovery jumper.
5. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and
pin 3).
6. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected.
7. Reinstall the computer cover and reconnect the power cords for the computer and monitor. See
“Completing the parts replacement” on page 37.
8. Turn on the computer and then insert the POST and BIOS update (flash update) disc into the optical
drive. The recovery session begins. The recovery session will take two to three minutes. During this
time, you will hear a series of beeps.
9. After the recovery session is completed, there will be no video, the series of beeps will end, and the
system will automatically turn off.
10. Repeat step 1 through step 4.
11. Move the jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2).
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12. Reinstall any parts and reconnect any cables that have been removed or disconnected.
13. Reinstall the computer cover and reconnect power cords and all other external cables. See “Completing
the parts replacement” on page 37.
14. Turn on the computer and remove the disc from the optical drive.
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Chapter 6. Troubleshooting and diagnostic programs
This chapter provides information about some basic troubleshooting and diagnostic programs. If your
computer problem is not described in this chapter, see Chapter 7 “Getting information, help, and service” on
page 59 for additional troubleshooting resources.
This chapter contains the following topics:
•
“Basic troubleshooting” on page 55
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“Diagnostic programs” on page 56
•
“Cleaning the mouse” on page 57
Basic troubleshooting
The following table provides some basic information to help you troubleshoot your computer problems.
Note: If you cannot solve the problem after doing the basic troubleshooting, have the computer serviced.
Refer to the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer for the safety and
warranty information and the list of service and support telephone numbers. You can also get the latest
service and support telephone numbers and a PDF version of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide
from the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Symptom
The computer does not start
when you press the power
switch.
Action
Verify that:
• The power cord is correctly connected to the rear of the computer and to a
working electrical outlet.
• The power indicator on the front of the computer is on.
• The computer voltage matches the voltage available at the electrical outlet for
your country or region.
The monitor screen is blank.
Verify that:
• The monitor signal cable is correctly connected to the monitor and to the
appropriate monitor connector on the computer. If your computer has a PCI
graphics card installed, be sure to use the monitor connector on the graphics
card rather than the integrated one on the system board.
• The monitor power cord is correctly connected to the monitor and to a working
electrical outlet.
• The monitor is turned on and the brightness and contrast controls are set
correctly.
• The computer voltage matches the voltage available at the electrical outlet for
your country or region.
The keyboard does not work.
Verify that:
• The computer is turned on.
• The keyboard is correctly connected to an appropriate keyboard connector (the
PS/2 keyboard connector or one of the USB connectors) on the computer.
• No keys are stuck.
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Symptom
The mouse does not work.
Action
Verify that:
• The computer is turned on.
• The mouse is correctly connected to an appropriate mouse connector (the PS/2
mouse connector or one of the USB connectors) on the computer.
• The mouse is clean. Refer to “Cleaning the mouse” on page 57.
The operating system does not
start.
Verify that you list the device where the operating system resides in the startup
device sequence. Usually, the operating system is on the hard disk drive. For more
information, see “Selecting a startup device” on page 49.
The computer beeps multiple
times before the operating
system starts.
Verify that no keys are stuck.
Diagnostic programs
Diagnostic programs are used to test hardware components of your computer. Diagnostic programs can
also report operating-system-controlled settings that interfere with the correct operation of your system. You
can use the preinstalled Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program to diagnose computer problems, if your
computer is running the Windows operating system.
Notes:
1. You can also download the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from http://www.lenovo.com/support.
See “PC-Doctor for DOS” on page 56 for detailed information.
2. If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running the programs, save and print
the log files created by the programs. You will need the log files when you speak to a Lenovo technical
support representative.
Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox
The Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program helps you maintain your computer, improve computing security,
diagnose computer problems, get familiar with the innovative technologies provided by Lenovo, and get
more information about your computer. You can use the diagnostics feature of the Lenovo ThinkVantage
Toolbox program to test devices, diagnose computer problems, create bootable diagnostic media, update
system drivers, and view system information.
• To run the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program on the Windows 7 operating system, click Start ➙ All
Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools ➙ System Health and Diagnostics. Follow the instructions
on the screen.
• To run the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program on the Windows Vista operating system, click Start ➙
All Programs ➙ ThinkVantage ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Follow the instructions on the screen. For additional information, refer to the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox
help system.
PC-Doctor for DOS
You can also download the latest version of the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from
http://www.lenovo.com/support. The PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program runs independently of the
Windows operating system. Use the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program if you are unable to start the
Windows operating system. You can run the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from a diagnostic
disc that you created.
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Creating a diagnostic disc
This section provides instructions on how to create a diagnostic disc.
To create a diagnostic disc, do the following:
1. Download a self-starting bootable disc image (known as an ISO image) of the diagnostic program from:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
2. Use any disc burning software to create a diagnostic disc with the ISO image.
Running the diagnostic program from the diagnostic disc
This section provides instructions on how to run the diagnostic program from the diagnostic disc that
you created.
To run the diagnostic program from the diagnostic disc that you created, do the following:
1. Make sure your computer is turned off.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Startup Device
Menu opens, release the F12 key.
3. Insert the diagnostic disc into the optical drive.
4. Select the optical drive with the diagnostic disc as the startup device and press Enter. The diagnostic
program opens.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to run the desired diagnostic test. For additional help, press
the F1 key.
6. Remove the diagnostic disc from the optical drive after completing the diagnostic test.
Cleaning the mouse
This section provides instructions on how to clean an optical or non-optical mouse.
Optical mouse
An optical mouse uses a light-emitting diode (LED) and an optical sensor to navigate the pointer. If the
pointer on the screen does not move smoothly with the optical mouse, you might need to clean the mouse.
To clean the optical mouse, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Disconnect the mouse cable from the computer.
3. Turn the mouse upside down to check the lens.
a. If there is a smudge on the lens, gently clean the area with a plain cotton-tipped swab.
b. If there is debris in the lens, gently blow the debris away from the area.
4. Check the surface on which you are using the mouse. If you have a very intricate picture or pattern
beneath the mouse, it may be difficult for the digital signal processor (DSP) to determine changes
in the mouse position.
5. Reconnect the mouse cable to the computer.
6. Turn your computer back on.
Non-optical mouse
The following illustration shows the components of a non-optical mouse.
Note: The illustration might be slightly different from your mouse.
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1 Retainer ring
2 Ball
3 Plastic rollers
4 Ball cage
The non-optical mouse uses a ball to navigate the pointer. If the pointer on the screen does not move
smoothly with the mouse, you might need to clean the mouse.
To clean the non-optical mouse, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Disconnect the mouse cable from the computer.
3. Turn the mouse upside down. Twist the retainer ring 1 to the unlocked position to reveal the ball.
4. Place your hand over the retainer ring and ball 2 , and then turn the mouse bottom-side down, so that
the retainer ring and ball fall out into your hand.
5. Wash the ball in warm, soapy water. Then, dry it with a clean cloth.
6. Carefully blow air into the ball cage 4 to dislodge dust and lint.
7. Look for a buildup of dirt on the plastic rollers 3 inside the ball cage. This buildup usually appears as a
stripe running across the middle of the rollers.
8. If the rollers are dirty, clean them by using a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Turn the
rollers with your finger and continue swabbing them until all the dirt is removed. Be sure the rollers are
still centered in their channels after you clean them.
9. Remove any swab fibers that might be remaining on the rollers.
10. Reinstall the ball and the retainer ring. Twist the retainer ring to the locked position.
11. Reconnect the mouse cable to the computer.
12. Turn your computer back on.
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Chapter 7. Getting information, help, and service
This chapter provides information about help, service, and technical assistance for Lenovo products.
This chapter contains the following topics:
•
“Information resources” on page 59
•
“Help and service” on page 61
Information resources
You can use the information in this section to access useful resources relating to your computing needs.
Online Books folder
The Online Books folder preinstalled on your computer contains the ThinkCentre User Guide, which provides
information about your computer to help you set up, use, and maintain your computer. It requires no
Internet access to view the publication.
To view the publication, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Online Books ➙ Online Books, then double-click
the publication for your computer. The publication is also available on the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Notes:
1. The publication is in PDF version. To view the publication, you need to have the Adobe Reader program
preinstalled on your computer. If the Adobe Reader program has not been installed on your computer, a
message will be displayed when you attempt to view the PDF file and you will be guided through
the Adobe Reader installation.
2. The publication is available in other languages on the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
3. If you want to install a different language version of the Adobe Reader program rather than the version
preinstalled on your computer, download the desired language version from the Adobe Web site at:
http://www.adobe.com
Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools
The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program helps you work more easily and securely by providing easy access
to various technologies, such as:
• Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox
• Password Manager (available on some models)
• Power Manager
• Product Recovery
• Rescue and Recovery
• System Update
Note: The Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program is only available on computers with the Windows 7 operating
system from Lenovo.
To access the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools program, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo ThinkVantage
Tools.
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ThinkVantage Productivity Center
The ThinkVantage Productivity Center program contains information sources and tools designed to make
computing easy and secure. It provides easy access to various technologies, such as:
• Client Security Solution
• Power Manager
• Productivity Center
• Product Recovery
• Rescue and Recovery
• System Update
Note: The ThinkVantage Productivity Center program is only available on computers preinstalled with
the Windows Vista operating system from Lenovo.
To access the ThinkVantage Productivity Center program, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ ThinkVantage
➙ Productivity Center.
Lenovo Welcome
The Lenovo Welcome program introduces some innovative built-in features of Lenovo to you and guides you
through some important setup tasks to help you make the most of your computer.
Access Help
The Access Help information system provides information about getting started, doing basic tasks,
customizing settings for your personal preference, protecting data, expanding and upgrading, and
troubleshooting.
• To open the Access Help information system on the Windows 7 operating system, click Start ➙ Help
and Support ➙ Lenovo Access Help.
• To open the Access Help information system on the Windows Vista operating system, click Start ➙
All Programs ➙ ThinkVantage ➙ Access Help.
After you have opened the Access Help information system, use the left panel to make a selection from the
Contents tab or the Index tab, or use the Search tab to find a particular word or phrase.
Safety and warranty
The ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer contains information about
safety, warranty, service and support phone numbers, CRUs, and other notices and information resources.
You can also get the latest service and support telephone numbers and a PDF version of the ThinkCentre
Safety and Warranty Guide from the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Before using the information in this manual and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the
ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide and Appendix A “Notices” on page 63.
Lenovo Web site (http://www.lenovo.com)
The Lenovo Web site provides up-to-date information and services to help you buy, upgrade, and maintain
your computer. You can also do the following:
• Shop for desktop and notebook computers, monitors, projectors, upgrades and accessories for your
computer, and special offers.
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• Purchase additional services, such as support for hardware, operating systems, software programs,
network setup and configuration, and custom installations.
• Purchase upgrades and extended hardware repair services.
• Download the latest device drivers and software updates for your computer model.
• Access the online manuals for your products.
• Access the Lenovo Limited Warranty.
• Access troubleshooting and support information for your computer model and other supported products.
• Find the service and support phone numbers for your country or region.
• Find a Service Provider located near you.
Help and service
This section provides information about obtaining help and service.
Using the documentation and diagnostic programs
If you experience problems with your computer, see Chapter 6 “Troubleshooting and diagnostic programs”
on page 55. For information about additional resources to help you troubleshoot your computer problems,
see “Information resources” on page 59.
If you suspect a software problem, see the documentation that came with the operating system or software
program, including readme files and online help.
Most computers come with a set of diagnostic programs that you can use to help you identify hardware
problems. For instructions on how to use the diagnostic programs on your computer, see “Diagnostic
programs” on page 56.
You can get the latest technical information and download device drivers and updates from the Lenovo
Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Calling for service
During the warranty period, you can get help and information from the Lenovo Customer Support Center by
telephone.
The following services are available during the warranty period:
• Problem determination - Trained service personnel are available to assist you with determining a
hardware problem and deciding what action is necessary to solve the problem.
• Hardware repair - If the problem is caused by hardware under warranty, trained service personnel are
available to provide the applicable level of service.
• Engineering Change management - There might be changes that are required after a product has
been sold. Lenovo or your reseller will make selected Engineering Changes (ECs) that apply to your
hardware available.
The following items are not covered by the warranty:
• Replacement or use of parts not manufactured for or by Lenovo or non-warranted Lenovo parts
• Identification of software problem sources
• Configuration of the BIOS as part of an installation or upgrade
• Changes, modifications, or upgrades to device drivers
• Installation and maintenance of network operating systems (NOS)
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• Installation and maintenance of application programs
Refer to the safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a complete explanation
of warranty terms. You must retain your proof of purchase to obtain warranty service.
For a list of the Lenovo Support phone numbers for your country or region, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/support and click Support phone list or refer to the ThinkCentre Safety and
Warranty Guide that is provided with your computer.
Note: The service and support phone numbers are subject to change without notice. If the number for your
country or region is not provided, contact your Lenovo reseller or Lenovo marketing representative.
If possible, be at your computer when you call and have the following information available:
• Machine type and model
• Serial numbers of your hardware products
• Description of the problem
• Exact wording of any error messages
• Hardware and software configuration information
Using other services
If you travel with your computer or relocate it to a country where your desktop or notebook computer
machine type is sold, your computer might be eligible for International Warranty Service, which automatically
entitles you to obtain warranty service throughout the warranty period. Service will be performed by
authorized Service Providers.
Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some services might not be available in all countries.
International Warranty Service is delivered through the method of service (such as depot, carry-in, or
on-site service) that is provided in the servicing country. Service centers in certain countries might not be
able to service all models of a particular machine type. In some countries, fees and restrictions might
apply at the time of service.
To determine whether your computer is eligible for International Warranty Service and to view a list of the
countries where service is available, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support, click Warranty, and follow
the instructions on the screen.
For technical assistance with the installation of or questions related to Service Packs for your
preinstalled Microsoft Windows product, refer to the Microsoft Product Support Services Web site at
http://support.microsoft.com/directory or you can contact the Customer Support Center. Some fees might
apply.
Purchasing additional services
During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such as support for hardware,
operating systems, and application programs; network setup and configuration; upgraded or extended
hardware repair services; and custom installations. Service availability and service name might vary by
country or region. For more information about these services, go to the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com
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Appendix A. 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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Television output notice
The following notice applies to models that have the factory-installed television-output feature.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S.
patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners.
Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended
for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.
Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
European conformance CE mark
Trademarks
Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, Rescue and Recovery, ThinkCentre, and ThinkVantage are trademarks of Lenovo
in the United States, other countries, or both.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
AMD, AMD Athlon, AMD Phenom, AMD Sempron, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.
Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
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Index
A
E
a rescue medium, creating and using
Access Help 60
administrator password 48
antivirus software 6
audio line-in connector 8
audio line-out connector 8
audio subsystem 1
44
F
B
backup and recovery operations
basic troubleshooting 55
battery, replacing 20
Boot-block Recovery 52
42
C
cable lock, security 38
changing
startup device sequence 49
cleaning the mouse 57
CMOS, clearing 39
components, internal 9
computer cover
removing 14
computer cover, reinstalling 37
connector description 8
connectors
rear 7
connectors, controls, indicators
front 6
considerations, password 48
creating
and using a rescue medium 44
creating and using
recovery media 41
CRU
completing the installation 37
completing the replacement 37
D
device drivers 38
installing 46
reinstalling 46
devices, handling static-sensitive 13
diagnostic programs, troubleshooting 55
diagnostic programs, using 61
documentation, using 61
drivers, device 38
drives
internal 10
DVI monitor connector 8
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environment, operating 4
Ethernet 2
Ethernet connector 8
exiting, Setup Utility program 50
expansion 2
external options, installing 13
failure, recovering from a POST and BIOS update
features 1
flashing the BIOS 51
front
connectors, controls, indicators 6
front audio and USB assembly, replacing 32
front bezel
removing, reinstalling 15
52
G
getting
help 59
information 59
service 59
H
hard disk drive, replacing 30
heat sink and fan assembly
replacing 24
help
Access Help 60
and service 61
getting 59
I
important safety information v
information
getting 59
important safety v
resources 59
safety 60
warranty 60
Input/Output (I/O) features 2
installing
device drivers 46
installing options
security features 38
installing, replacing
memory module 19
PCI card 16
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internal
drives 10
internal drives
PCI card latch 16
physical specifications 3
power supply
features 2
power supply assembly
replacing 22
power-on password 48
power-on self-test (POST) 51
productivity center, ThinkVantage 60
programs, updating system 51
protection, password 39
PS/2 keyboard connector 8
PS/2 mouse connector 8
purchasing additional services 62
1
K
keyboard
replacing
35
L
Lenovo Customer Support Center 61
Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox 56
Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools 59
Lenovo Web site 60
Lenovo Welcome 5
locating components 9
R
M
media, creating and using recovery media
memory module 1, 19
installing, replacing 19
microphone connector 8
microprocessor 1
replacing 26
mouse
cleaning 57
non-optical 57
optical mouse 57
replacing 36
N
non-optical mouse 57
notice, television output
notices 63
64
O
Online Books folder 59
operations, backup and recovery
optical drive
replacing 28
optical mouse 57
42
P
padlock 39
parts replacement, completing 37
password
considerations 48
erasing 39
lost or forgotten 39
setting, changing, deleting 48
password protection 39
PC-Doctor for DOS 56
PCI card 16
installing, replacing 16
slots 16
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rear connectors 7
rear fan assembly, replacing 33
recovering
from a POST and BIOS update failure 52
software 41
recovery
Boot-block Recovery 52
operations, backup and 42
problems, solving 46
recovery media, creating and using 41
reinstalling
device drivers 46
removing
computer cover 14
removing, reinstalling
front bezel 15
replacing
battery 20
front audio and USB assembly 32
hard disk drive 30
heat sink and fan assembly 24
keyboard 35
microprocessor 26
mouse 36
optical drive 28
power supply assembly 22
Rescue and Recovery 41
workspace, Rescue and Recovery 43
Rescue and Recovery workspace 43
resources, information 59
S
safety v
safety information 60
security
cable lock 38
enabling or disabling 48
features 3, 38
padlock 39
selecting
startup device 49
temporary startup device 49
serial port 9
service
and help 61
getting 59
Lenovo Customer Support Center 61
services
other 62
purchasing additional 62
Set Administrator Password 48
Set Power-On Password 48
settings
changing 47
viewing 47
Setup Utility program 47
Setup Utility program, exiting 50
Setup Utility program, starting 47
software
recovering 41
software overview 4
solving recovery problems 46
starting the Setup Utility program 47
startup device 49
sequence, changing 49
temporary, selecting 49
static-sensitive devices, handling 13
system
management 2
programs 51
system board
connectors 10
locating parts 9
location 9
V
VGA monitor connector 9
video subsystem 1
viewing or changing settings
47
W
warranty information 60
Web site, Lenovo 60
workspace, backup and recovery
43
T
television output notice 64
temporary startup device 49
the BIOS, updating (flashing) 51–52
ThinkVantage productivity center 60
trademarks 64
troubleshooting, basic 55
troubleshooting, diagnostic programs 55
U
updating
(flashing) the BIOS 51
system programs 51
updating (flashing) the BIOS 52
USB connector 9
using
a rescue medium, creating and
diagnostic programs 61
documentation 61
other services 62
passwords 47
Setup Utility program 47
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