ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga User Guide

ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga
User Guide
Machine Types: 20FB, 20FC, 20FQ, and 20FR
Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the following:
• Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide
• Regulatory Notice
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“Important safety information” on page vi
• Appendix F “Notices” on page 155
The latest Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide and the Regulatory Notice are available on the Lenovo®
Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/UserManuals
Second Edition (May 2016)
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Contents
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Important safety information . . . . . . . .
Conditions that require immediate action .
Service and upgrades . . . . . . . . .
Power cords and power adapters . . . .
Extension cords and related devices . . .
Plugs and outlets . . . . . . . . . . .
Power supply statement . . . . . . . .
External devices . . . . . . . . . . .
General battery notice . . . . . . . . .
Notice for built-in rechargeable battery . .
Notice for non-rechargeable coin-cell battery
Heat and product ventilation . . . . . .
Electrical current safety information . . .
Liquid crystal display notice. . . . . . .
Using headphones or earphones. . . . .
Additional safety information . . . . . .
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Chapter 1. Product overview . . . . . . 1
Locating computer controls, connectors, and
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Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-side view. . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-side view . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom view . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating important product information . . . .
Machine type and model information . . .
FCC ID and IC Certification information . .
Labels for the Windows operating systems .
Computer features . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer specifications . . . . . . . . . .
Operating environment . . . . . . . . . .
Lenovo programs . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing Lenovo programs . . . . . .
An introduction to Lenovo programs . . .
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Chapter 2. Using your computer . . .
Registering your computer . . . . . . . . .
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . .
Getting help about the Windows operating
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Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad X1
Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ThinkPad Pen Pro . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the ThinkPad X1 Yoga in different modes .
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Rotating the computer display. . . . .
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Tent mode . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . .
Special keys . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ThinkPad pointing device . . . . . . . .
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Trackpad . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trackpad touch gestures . . . . . . .
Customizing the ThinkPad pointing device
Replacing the cap of pointing stick . . .
Power management . . . . . . . . . .
Using the ac power . . . . . . . . .
Checking the battery status . . . . . .
Charging the battery . . . . . . . .
Maximizing the battery life . . . . . .
Managing the battery power . . . . .
Power-saving modes . . . . . . . .
Handling the battery. . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the network . . . . . . . .
Ethernet connections . . . . . . . .
Wireless connections . . . . . . . .
Using an external display . . . . . . . .
Connecting an external display . . . .
Choosing a display mode . . . . . .
Changing display settings . . . . . .
Using audio features . . . . . . . . . .
Using the camera . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the microSD card . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3. Enhancing your
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Chapter 4. You and your computer . .
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Accessibility and comfort .
Ergonomic information.
Comfort . . . . . .
Accessibility information
Traveling with your computer
Travel tips . . . . . .
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Using passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Typing passwords . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hard disk passwords . . .
Solid-state drive security. . . .
Setting the security chip . . . .
Using the fingerprint reader. . .
Notice on deleting data from your
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Chapter 6. Advanced configuration . .
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Installing a new operating system . . . . . .
Installing the Windows 7 operating system .
Installing the Windows 10 operating system
Installing device drivers . . . . . . . . . .
Using the ThinkPad Setup program . . . . .
Main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Config menu. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Date and Time menu . . . . . . . . .
Security menu . . . . . . . . . . . .
Startup menu . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restart menu . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the UEFI BIOS . . . . . . . .
Using system management. . . . . . . . .
Setting management features . . . . . .
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Chapter 7. Preventing problems . . .
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General tips for preventing problems . .
Making sure device drivers are current .
Taking care of your computer . . . . .
Cleaning the cover of your computer
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Chapter 8. Troubleshooting computer
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Diagnosing problems . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer stops responding . . . . . . .
Spills on the keyboard . . . . . . . . . .
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beep errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory module problems . . . . . . . .
Networking problems . . . . . . . . . .
Problems with the keyboard and other pointing
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Problems with the display and multimedia
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Fingerprint reader problems. . . . . . . .
Battery and power problems . . . . . . .
A solid-state drive problem . . . . . . . .
A software problem . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 9. Recovery overview . . .
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Recovery overview for the Windows 7 operating
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Creating and using recovery media . . . . .
Performing backup and recovery
operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Rescue and Recovery
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Creating and using a rescue medium . . . .
Reinstalling preinstalled programs and device
drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving recovery problems . . . . . . . .
Recovery overview for the Windows 10 operating
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Resetting your computer . . . . . . . . .
Using advanced startup options . . . . . .
Recovering your operating system if Windows
10 fails to start . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating and using a recovery USB drive . .
Chapter 10. Replacing devices . . .
Static electricity prevention . . . . . . . .
Disabling the built-in battery . . . . . . .
Installing or replacing the micro SIM card . .
Replacing the base cover . . . . . . . .
Replacing the M.2 solid-state drive . . . .
Installing or replacing the wireless-WAN card
Replacing the coin-cell battery . . . . . .
Replacing the speakers . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 11. Getting support . . . .
Before you contact Lenovo . .
Getting help and service . . .
Using diagnostic programs
Lenovo Support Web site.
Calling Lenovo . . . . .
Purchasing additional services
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Appendix A. Supplemental
information on the Ubuntu operating
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Appendix B. Regulatory
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless related information . . . . . . .
Locations of the UltraConnect™ wireless
antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless-radio compliance information .
Locating wireless regulatory notices . .
Certification related information . . . . . .
Export classification notice . . . . . . . .
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Electronic emission notices. . . . . . . . . .
Federal Communications Commission
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . .
Industry Canada Class B emission compliance
statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
European Union - Compliance to the
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive
or Radio Equipment Directive . . . . . . .
German Class B compliance statement . . .
Korea Class B compliance statement . . . .
Japan VCCI Class B compliance statement . .
Japan compliance statement for products
which connect to the power mains with
rated current less than or equal to 20 A per
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Japan notice for ac power cord . . . . . .
Lenovo product service information for
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eurasian compliance mark . . . . . . . . . .
Brazil audio notice . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix C. WEEE and recycling
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Important WEEE information . . . . . . . . .
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Recycling information for Japan . . . . . . . .
Battery recycling information for Brazil . . . . .
Battery recycling information for Taiwan . . . . .
Battery recycling information for the European
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Battery recycling information for the United States
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European Union RoHS
Turkish RoHS . . . .
Ukraine RoHS . . . .
India RoHS . . . . .
China RoHS. . . . .
Taiwan RoHS . . . .
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Appendix E. ENERGY STAR model
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Appendix F. Notices . . . . . . . . .
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Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Read this first
Be sure to follow the important tips given here to get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer.
Failure to do so might lead to discomfort or injury, or cause your computer to fail.
Protect yourself from the heat that your computer generates.
When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm
rest, and some other parts may become hot. The temperature they reach
depends on the amount of system activity and the level of charge in the battery.
Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, could cause
discomfort or even a skin burn.
• Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your body in
contact with a hot section of the computer for any extended time.
• Periodically take hands from using the keyboard by lifting your hands from
the palm rest.
Protect yourself from the heat generated by the ac power adapter.
When the ac power adapter is connected to an electrical outlet and your
computer, it generates heat.
Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, may cause a skin
burn.
• Do not place the ac power adapter in contact with any part of your body
while it is in use.
• Never use it to warm your body.
Prevent your computer from getting wet.
To avoid spills and the danger of electrical shock, keep liquids away from your
computer.
Protect the cables from being damaged.
Applying strong force to cables may damage or break them.
Route communication lines, or the cables of an ac power adapter, a mouse, a
keyboard, a printer, or any other electronic device, so that they cannot be walked
on, tripped over, pinched by your computer or other objects, or in any way
subjected to treatment that could interfere with the operation of your computer.
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Protect your computer and data when moving it.
Before moving a computer equipped with a hard disk drive, do one of the
following, and make sure that the power button is off or is blinking:
• Turn it off.
• Put it in sleep mode.
• Put it in hibernation mode.
This will help to prevent damage to the computer, and possible loss of data.
Handle your computer gently.
Do not drop, bump, scratch, twist, hit, vibrate, push, or place heavy objects on
your computer, display, or external devices.
Carry your computer carefully.
• Use a quality carrying case that provides adequate cushioning and protection.
• Do not pack your computer in a tightly packed suitcase or bag.
• Before putting your computer in a carrying case, make sure that it is off, in sleep
mode, or in hibernation mode. Do not put a computer in a carrying case while it
is turned on.
Important safety information
Note: Read the important safety information first.
This information can help you safely use your notebook computer. Follow and retain all information included
with your computer. The information in this document does not alter the terms of your purchase agreement
or the Lenovo® Limited Warranty. For more information, see “Warranty Information” in the Safety and
Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
Customer safety is important. Our products are developed to be safe and effective. However, personal
computers are electronic devices. Power cords, power adapters, and other features can create potential
safety risks that can result in physical injury or property damage, especially if misused. To reduce these
risks, follow the instructions included with your product, observe all warnings on the product and in the
operating instructions, and review the information included in this document carefully. By carefully following
the information contained in this document and provided with your product, you can help protect yourself
from hazards and create a safer computer work environment.
Note: This information includes references to power adapters and batteries. In addition to notebook
computers, some products (such as speakers and monitors) ship with external power adapters. If you have
such a product, this information applies to your product. In addition, computer products contain a coin-sized
internal battery that provides power to the system clock even when the computer is unplugged, so the
battery safety information applies to all computer products.
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Conditions that require immediate action
Products can become damaged due to misuse or neglect. Some product damage is serious enough
that the product should not be used again until it has been inspected and, if necessary, repaired by
an authorized servicer.
As with any electronic device, pay close attention to the product when it is turned on. On very rare
occasions, you might notice an odor or see a puff of smoke or sparks vent from your product. Or you
might hear sounds like popping, cracking or hissing. These conditions might merely mean that an
internal electronic component has failed in a safe and controlled manner. Or, they might indicate
a potential safety issue. However, do not take risks or attempt to diagnose the situation yourself.
Contact the Customer Support Center for further guidance. For a list of Service and Support phone
numbers, see the following Web site:
http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone
Frequently inspect your computer and its components for damage or wear or signs of danger.
If you have any question about the condition of a component, do not use the product. Contact
the Customer Support Center or the product manufacturer for instructions on how to inspect the
product and have it repaired, if necessary.
In the unlikely event that you notice any of the following conditions, or if you have any safety
concerns with your product, stop using the product and unplug it from the power source and
telecommunication lines until you can speak to the Customer Support Center for further guidance.
• Power cords, plugs, power adapters, extension cords, surge protectors, or power supplies that are
cracked, broken, or damaged.
• Signs of overheating, smoke, sparks, or fire.
• Damage to a battery (such as cracks, dents, or creases), discharge from a battery, or a buildup of foreign
substances on the battery.
• A cracking, hissing or popping sound, or strong odor that comes from the product.
• Signs that liquid has been spilled or an object has fallen onto the computer product, the power cord or
power adapter.
• The computer product, power cord, or power adapter has been exposed to water.
• The product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
• The product does not operate normally when you follow the operating instructions.
Note: If you notice these conditions with a product (such as an extension cord) that is not manufactured for
or by Lenovo, stop using that product until you can contact the product manufacturer for further instructions,
or until you get a suitable replacement.
Service and upgrades
Do not attempt to service a product yourself unless instructed to do so by the Customer Support Center or
your documentation. Only use a Service Provider who is approved to repair your particular product.
Note: Some computer parts can be upgraded or replaced by the customer. Upgrades typically are
referred to as options. Replacement parts approved for customer installation are referred to as Customer
Replaceable Units, or CRUs. Lenovo provides documentation with instructions when it is appropriate for
customers to install options or replace CRUs. You must closely follow all instructions when installing or
replacing parts. The Off state of a power indicator does not necessarily mean that voltage levels inside a
product are zero. Before you remove the covers from a product equipped with a power cord, always make
sure that the power is turned off and that the product is unplugged from any power source. If you have
any questions or concerns, contact the Customer Support Center.
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Although there are no moving parts in your computer after the power cord has been disconnected, the
following warnings are required for your safety.
CAUTION:
Hazardous moving parts. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
CAUTION:
Before you open the computer cover, turn off the computer and wait several minutes until the
computer is cool.
Power cords and power adapters
DANGER
Use only the power cords and power adapters supplied by the product manufacturer.
The power cords shall be safety approved. For Germany, it shall be H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75 mm2, or
better. For other countries, the suitable types shall be used accordingly.
Never wrap a power cord around a power adapter or other object. Doing so can stress the cord in
ways that can cause the cord to fray, crack, or crimp. This can present a safety hazard.
Always route power cords so that they will not be walked on, tripped over, or pinched by objects.
Protect power cords and power adapters from liquids. For instance, do not leave your power cord
or power adapter near sinks, tubs, toilets, or on floors that are cleaned with liquid cleansers.
Liquids can cause a short circuit, particularly if the power cord or power adapter has been stressed
by misuse. Liquids also can cause gradual corrosion of power cord terminals and/or the connector
terminals on a power adapter, which can eventually result in overheating.
Always connect power cords and signal cables in the correct order and ensure that all power cord
connectors are securely and completely plugged into receptacles.
Do not use any power adapter that shows corrosion at the ac input pins or shows signs of
overheating (such as deformed plastic) at the ac input pins or anywhere on the power adapter.
Do not use any power cords where the electrical contacts on either end show signs of corrosion or
overheating or where the power cord appears to have been damaged in any way.
To prevent possible overheating, do not cover the power adapter with clothing or other objects
when the power adapter is plugged into an electrical outlet.
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Extension cords and related devices
Ensure that extension cords, surge protectors, uninterruptible power supplies, and power strips that you use
are rated to handle the electrical requirements of the product. Never overload these devices. If power strips
are used, the load should not exceed the power strip input rating. Consult an electrician for more information
if you have questions about power loads, power requirements, and input ratings.
Plugs and outlets
DANGER
If a receptacle (power outlet) that you intend to use with your computer equipment appears to be
damaged or corroded, do not use the outlet until it is replaced by a qualified electrician.
Do not bend or modify the plug. If the plug is damaged, contact the manufacturer to obtain
a replacement.
Do not share an electrical outlet with other home or commercial appliances that draw large amounts
of electricity; otherwise, unstable voltage might damage your computer, data, or attached devices.
Some products are equipped with a three-pronged plug. This plug fits only into a grounded
electrical outlet. This is a safety feature. Do not defeat this safety feature by trying to insert it into
a non-grounded outlet. If you cannot insert the plug into the outlet, contact an electrician for an
approved outlet adapter or to replace the outlet with one that enables this safety feature. Never
overload an electrical outlet. The overall system load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch
circuit rating. Consult an electrician for more information if you have questions about power loads
and branch circuit ratings.
Be sure that the power outlet you are using is properly wired, easily accessible, and located close
to the equipment. Do not fully extend power cords in a way that will stress the cords.
Be sure that the power outlet provides the correct voltage and current for the product you are
installing.
Carefully connect and disconnect the equipment from the electrical outlet.
Power supply statement
DANGER
Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached.
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label
attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components. If you suspect a problem with
one of these parts, contact a service technician.
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External devices
CAUTION:
Do not connect or disconnect any external device cables other than USB cables while the computer
power is on; otherwise, you might damage your computer. To avoid possible damage to attached
devices, wait at least five seconds after the computer is shut down to disconnect external devices.
General battery notice
DANGER
Batteries supplied by Lenovo for use with your product have been tested for compatibility and
should only be replaced with approved parts. A battery other than the one specified by Lenovo, or a
disassembled or modified battery is not covered by the warranty.
Battery abuse or mishandling can cause overheat, liquid leakage, or an explosion. To avoid possible
injury, do the following:
• Do not open, dissemble, or service any battery.
• Do not crush or puncture the battery.
• Do not short-circuit the battery, or expose it to water or other liquids.
• Keep the battery away from children
• Keep the battery away from fire.
Stop using the battery if it is damaged, or if you notice any discharge or the buildup of foreign
materials on the battery leads.
Store the rechargeable batteries or products containing the rechargeable batteries at room
temperature, charged to approximately 30 to 50% of capacity. We recommend that the batteries be
charged about once per year to prevent overdischarge.
Do not put the battery in trash that is disposed of in landfills. When disposing of the battery, comply
with local ordinances or regulations.
Notice for built-in rechargeable battery
DANGER
Do not attempt to replace the built-in rechargeable battery. Replacement of the battery must be
done by a Lenovo-authorized repair facility or technician.
Only recharge the battery strictly according to instructions included in the product documentation.
The Lenovo-authorized repair facilities or technicians recycle Lenovo batteries according to local
laws and regulations.
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Notice for non-rechargeable coin-cell battery
DANGER
If the coin-cell battery is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery contains
a small amount of harmful substance.
Do not heat to more than 100°C (212°F).
The following statement applies to users in the state of California, U.S.A.
California Perchlorate Information:
Products containing manganese dioxide lithium coin-cell batteries may contain perchlorate.
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Heat and product ventilation
DANGER
Computers, ac power adapters, and many accessories can generate heat when turned on and when
batteries are charging. Notebook computers can generate a significant amount of heat due to their
compact size. Always follow these basic precautions:
• When your computer is turned on or the battery is charging, the base, the palm rest, and some
other parts may become hot. Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your
body in contact with a hot section of the computer for any extended length of time. When you
use the keyboard, avoid keeping your palms on the palm rest for a prolonged period of time.
Your computer generates some heat during normal operation. The amount of heat depends on
the amount of system activity and the battery charge level. Extended contact with your body,
even through clothing, could cause discomfort or even a skin burn. Periodically take breaks
from using the keyboard by lifting your hands from the palm rest; and be careful not to use
the keyboard for any extended length of time.
• Do not operate your computer or charge the battery near flammable materials or in explosive
environments.
• Ventilation slots, fans and/or heat sinks are provided with the product for safety, comfort, and
reliable operation. These features might inadvertently become blocked by placing the product on
a bed, sofa, carpet, or other flexible surface. Never block, cover, or disable these features.
• When the ac power adapter is connected to an electrical outlet and your computer, it generates
heat. Do not place the adapter in contact with any part of your body while using it. Never use the
ac power adapter to warm your body. Extended contact with your body, even through clothing,
may cause a skin burn.
For your safety, always follow these basic precautions with your computer:
• Keep the cover closed whenever the computer is plugged in.
• Regularly inspect the outside of the computer for dust accumulation.
• Remove dust from vents and any perforations in the bezel. More frequent cleanings might be
required for computers in dusty or high-traffic areas.
• Do not restrict or block any ventilation openings.
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• Do not operate your computer inside furniture, as this might increase the risk of overheating.
• Airflow temperatures into the computer should not exceed 35°C (95°F).
Electrical current safety information
DANGER
Electric current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous.
To avoid a shock hazard:
• Do not use your computer during a lightning storm.
• Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration
of this product during an electrical storm.
• Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet.
• Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to this product.
• Whenever possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal cables.
• Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or structural damage.
• Do not use your computer until all internal parts enclosures are fastened into place. Never use
the computer when internal parts and circuits are exposed.
DANGER
Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following procedures when installing, moving,
or opening covers on this product or attached devices.
To connect:
To disconnect:
1. Turn everything OFF.
1. Turn everything OFF.
2. First, attach all cables to devices.
2. First, remove power cords from outlets.
3. Attach signal cables to connectors.
3. Remove signal cables from connectors.
4. Attach power cords to outlets.
4. Remove all cables from devices.
5. Turn devices ON.
The power cord must be disconnected from the wall outlet or receptacle before installing all other
electrical cables connected to the computer.
The power cord may be reconnected to the wall outlet or receptacle only after all other electrical
cables have been connected to the computer.
DANGER
During electrical storms, do not perform any replacement and do not connect or disconnect the
telephone cable from the telephone outlet on the wall.
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Liquid crystal display notice
CAUTION:
The liquid crystal display (LCD) is made of glass, and rough handling or dropping the computer can
cause the LCD to break. If the LCD breaks and the internal fluid gets into your eyes or on your
hands, immediately wash the affected areas with water for at least 15 minutes; if any symptoms are
present after washing, get medical care.
Note: For products with mercury-containing fluorescent lamps (for example, non-LED), the fluorescent lamp
in the liquid crystal display (LCD) contains mercury; dispose of according to local, state, or federal laws.
Using headphones or earphones
If your computer has both a headphone connector and an audio-out connector, always use the headphone
connector for headphones (also called a headset) or earphones.
CAUTION:
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. Adjustment of
the equalizer to maximum increases the earphone and headphone output voltage and the sound
pressure level. Therefore, to protect your hearing, adjust the equalizer to an appropriate level.
Excessive use of headphones or earphones for a long period of time at high volume can be dangerous if the
output of the headphone or earphone connectors do not comply with specifications of EN 50332-2. The
headphone output connector of your computer complies with EN 50332-2 Sub clause 7. This specification
limits the computer’s maximum wide band true RMS output voltage to 150 mV. To help protect against
hearing loss, ensure that the headphones or earphones you use also comply with EN 50332-2 (Clause 7
limits) for a wide band characteristic voltage of 75 mV. Using headphones that do not comply with EN
50332-2 can be dangerous due to excessive sound pressure levels.
If your Lenovo computer came with headphones or earphones in the package, as a set, the combination of
the headphones or earphones and the computer already complies with the specifications of EN 50332-1.
If different headphones or earphones are used, ensure that they comply with EN 50332-1 (Clause 6.5
Limitation Values). Using headphones that do not comply with EN 50332-1 can be dangerous due to
excessive sound pressure levels.
Additional safety information
Plastic bag notice
DANGER
Plastic bags can be dangerous. Keep plastic bags away from babies and children to avoid danger
of suffocation.
Glass parts notice
CAUTION:
Some parts of your product may be made of glass. This glass could break if the product is dropped
on a hard surface or receives a substantial impact. If glass breaks, do not touch or attempt to remove
it. Stop using your product until the glass is replaced by trained service personnel.
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Choking hazard notice
CHOKING HAZARD – Product contains small parts.
Keep away from children under three years.
Save these instructions.
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Chapter 1. Product overview
This chapter contains the following items:
•
“Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators” on page 1
•
“Locating important product information” on page 11
•
“Computer features” on page 13
•
“Computer specifications” on page 14
•
“Operating environment” on page 15
•
“Lenovo programs” on page 16
Locating computer controls, connectors, and indicators
This section introduces the computer hardware features to give you the basic information you will need
to start using the computer.
Note: Your computer might look different from the illustrations in this topic.
Front view
Figure 1. ThinkPad X1 Carbon front view
1 Camera
2 Microphones
3 Power button
4 Fingerprint reader
5 TrackPoint® buttons
6 Trackpad
7 TrackPoint pointing stick
8 Screen
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Figure 2. ThinkPad X1 Yoga front view
1 Camera
2 Microphones
3 Ambient light sensor
4 Fingerprint reader
5 TrackPoint buttons
6 Trackpad
7 NFC label (available on some ThinkPad® X1 Yoga
models)
9 Windows button
8 TrackPoint pointing stick
10 Multi-touch screen
Camera
Use the camera to take pictures or hold a video conference. For more information, see “Using the camera”
on page 48.
Power button
Press the power button to turn on the computer or put the computer into sleep mode. For instructions on
how to turn off the computer, see “Frequently asked questions” on page 19.
If your computer is unresponsive, you can turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button
for four or more seconds. If the computer cannot be turned off, see “Computer stops responding” on
page 97 for more information.
You also can define what the power button does. For example, by pressing the power button, you can turn
off the computer or put the computer into sleep or hibernation mode. To change what the power button
does, do the following:
1. From the desktop, click the battery-status icon in the Windows notification area on the taskbar.
2. Click More power options ➙ Choose what the power buttons do.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Microphones
The built-in microphones capture sound and voice when used with a program capable of handling audio.
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Ambient light sensor (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
The ambient light sensor detects the surrounding light conditions. Then the computer adjusts the screen
brightness and the keyboard backlight mode accordingly.
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint authentication technology provides simple and secure user access by associating your fingerprint
with passwords. For more information, see “Using the fingerprint reader” on page 65.
TrackPoint buttons
TrackPoint pointing stick
Trackpad
The keyboard contains the Lenovo-unique ThinkPad pointing devices. Pointing, selecting, and dragging are
all part of a single process that you can perform without moving your fingers from a typing position. For
more information, see “ThinkPad pointing device” on page 33.
NFC label (available on some ThinkPad X1 Yoga models)
If you find a near field communication (NFC) label near the trackpad, it indicates that your computer comes
with an NFC card. For more information about the NFC feature, see “Using the NFC devices” on page 45.
Windows button (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
Press the Windows button to open the Start menu; or press the Windows button to wake up the computer
from sleep mode.
Multi-touch screen (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
Your ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer has a multi-touch screen. The multi-touch screen is a glass panel
covered with a plastic film. For more information, see “Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad X1 Yoga”
on page 21.
Right-side view
Figure 3. ThinkPad X1 Carbon right-side view
1 Audio connector
2 USB 3.0 connectors
3 HDMI™ connector
4 Security-lock slot
Figure 4. ThinkPad X1 Yoga right-side view
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1 ThinkPad Pen Pro (available on some ThinkPad X1
Yoga models)
2 Power button
3 Volume-control buttons
4 Audio connector
5 USB 3.0 connectors
6 HDMI connector
7 Security-lock slot
ThinkPad Pen Pro (available on some ThinkPad X1 Yoga models)
Depending on the model, your ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer might have a ThinkPad Pen Pro (an electronic
pen) or a filler installed. Use the ThinkPad Pen Pro to interact with your computer. For more information,
see “ThinkPad Pen Pro” on page 23.
Power button
Press the power button to turn on the computer or put the computer into sleep mode. For instructions on
how to turn off the computer, see “Frequently asked questions” on page 19.
If your computer is unresponsive, you can turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button
for four or more seconds. If the computer cannot be turned off, see “Computer stops responding” on
page 97 for more information.
You also can define what the power button does. For example, by pressing the power button, you can turn
off the computer or put the computer into sleep or hibernation mode. To change what the power button
does, do the following:
1. From the desktop, click the battery-status icon in the Windows notification area on the taskbar.
2. Click More power options ➙ Choose what the power buttons do.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Volume-control buttons (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
The volume-control buttons enable you to adjust the volume conveniently, especially when you are using
your computer in the tablet mode.
Audio connector
Connect headphones or a headset that has a 3.5-mm (0.14-inch), 4-pole plug to the audio connector to
listen to the sound from the computer.
Notes:
• If you are using a headset with a function switch, such as a headset for an iPhone mobile digital device,
do not press this switch while using the headset.
• The audio connector does not support a conventional microphone. For more information, see “Using
audio features” on page 47.
USB 3.0 connectors
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 connectors are used for connecting USB-compatible devices, such as a
USB keyboard, a USB mouse, a USB storage device, or a USB printer.
Attention: When you attach a USB cable to the USB 3.0 connector, ensure that the USB mark is facing
upward. Otherwise the connector might get damaged.
HDMI connector
Use the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMITM) connector to connect the computer to an
HDMI-compatible audio device or video monitor, such as a high-definition television (HDTV).
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Note: If you connect the computer to a supported ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock, use the HDMI connector on the
ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock, not the one on the computer.
Security-lock slot
To protect your computer from theft, purchase a security cable lock that fits this security-lock slot to lock
your computer to a stationary object.
Note: You are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and implementing the locking device and security
feature. Lenovo makes no comments, judgments, or warranties about the function, quality, or performance
of the locking device and security feature.
Left-side view
Figure 5. ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga left-side view
1
1 ac power connector
2 OneLink+ connector
3 Mini DisplayPort® connector
4 Always On USB 3.0 connector
ac power connector
Connect the ac power adapter to the power connector to provide ac power to the computer and charge
the battery.
2
OneLink+ connector
Use the OneLink+ connector to connect to a ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock or to connect to the OneLink+ Ethernet
Adapter. With the OneLink+ Ethernet Adapter, you can connect the computer to a local area network (LAN).
DANGER
To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not connect the telephone cable to the Ethernet connector
on the OneLink+ Ethernet Adapter. You can only connect an Ethernet cable to this connector.
Depending on the country or region of delivery, a OneLink+ Ethernet Adapter might be a part of the shipping
contents that come with your computer. If your computer does not come with the OneLink+ Ethernet
Adapter, you can purchase one from Lenovo at:
http://www.lenovo.com/accessories
The Ethernet connector on the OneLink+ Ethernet Adapter has two network status indicators. When the
green indicator is on, the computer is connected to a LAN. When the yellow indicator blinks, data is being
transmitted.
For instructions on how to use the ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock, see the documentation that comes with the
dock.
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Mini DisplayPort® connector
Use the mini DisplayPort connector to connect your computer to a compatible projector, external monitor, or
high-definition television. This compact connector enables a plug-and-play setup and supports adapters
that can plug into Digital Visual Interface (DVI), Video graphics array (VGA), or HDMI connectors. The mini
DisplayPort connector of your computer supports audio as well as video streaming. For more information,
see “Using an external display” on page 46.
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Always On USB 3.0 connector
The Always On USB 3.0 connector is used for connecting USB-compatible devices, such as a USB
keyboard, a USB mouse, a USB storage device, or a USB printer.
By default, the Always On USB 3.0 connector enables you to charge some mobile digital devices and
smartphones in the following situations:
• When your computer is on or in sleep mode
• When your computer is in hibernation mode or is turned off, but connected to ac power
If you want to charge these devices when the computer is in hibernation mode or turned off, and the
computer is not connected to ac power, do the following:
• For Windows® 7: Start the Power Manager program, click the Global Power Settings tab, and then
follow the instructions on the screen.
• For Windows 10: Start the Lenovo Settings program, click Power, and then follow the instructions on
the screen.
For instructions on how to start the programs, see “Accessing Lenovo programs” on page 16.
Attention: When you attach a USB cable to this connector, ensure that the USB mark is facing upward.
Otherwise the connector might get damaged.
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Bottom view
Figure 6. ThinkPad X1 Carbon bottom view
Figure 7. ThinkPad X1 Yoga bottom view
1 Fan louvers
2 Speakers
3 Emergency-reset hole
1
Fan louvers
The fan louvers and internal fan enable air to circulate in the computer to ensure proper cooling, especially
the cooling of the microprocessor.
Note: To ensure proper airflow, do not place any obstacles in front of the fan louvers.
2
Speakers
Your computer is equipped with a pair of stereo speakers.
3
Emergency-reset hole
If the computer stops responding and you cannot turn it off by pressing the power button, remove the ac
power adapter and insert a straightened paper clip into the emergency-reset hole to reset the computer.
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Rear view
Figure 8. ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga rear view
1 Fan louvers
2 MicroSD card slot
3 Micro-SIM-card slot
1
Fan louvers
The fan louvers and internal fan enable air to circulate in the computer to ensure proper cooling, especially
the cooling of the microprocessor.
Note: To ensure proper airflow, do not place any obstacles in front of the fan louvers.
2
MicroSD card slot
Your computer is equipped with a micro secure digital (SD) card reader. Insert a microSD card into the
microSD card slot for data access or storage.
Note: Ensure that you use a microSD card. Do no use a standard-sized SD card. The standard-sized SD
card is not compatible.
For instructions on how to use the microSD card, see “Using the microSD card” on page 48.
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Micro-SIM-card slot
If your computer supports the wireless wide area network (WAN) feature, a micro Subscriber Identification
Module (SIM) card might be required to establish wireless-WAN connections. Depending on the country or
region of delivery, a micro SIM card might be already installed in the micro-SIM-card slot.
Note: Ensure that you use a micro SIM card. Do no use a standard-sized SIM card. The standard-sized
SIM card is not compatible.
To install or replace the micro SIM card, see “Installing or replacing the micro SIM card” on page 122.
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Status indicators
This topic helps you locate and identify the various status indicators on your computer.
Note: Your computer might look different from the illustrations in this topic.
Figure 9. ThinkPad X1 Carbon
1
2
Figure 10. ThinkPad X1 Yoga
System-status indicators
The indicator in the ThinkPad logo on the lid and the indicator in the center of the power button show the
system status of the computer.
• Fast-blinking for three times: The computer is initially connected to power.
• On: The computer is on (in normal mode).
• Fast-blinking: The computer is entering sleep or hibernation mode.
• Slow-blinking: The computer is in sleep mode.
• Off: The computer is off or in hibernation mode.
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Fn Lock indicator
The Fn Lock indicator shows the status of Fn Lock function. For more information, see “Special keys”
on page 32.
4
Speaker-mute indicator
When the speaker mute indicator is on, the speakers are muted.
5
Microphone-mute indicator
When the microphone mute indicator is on, the microphones are muted.
6
Camera-status indicator
When the camera-status indicator is on, the camera is in use.
7
Caps Lock indicator
When the indicator is on, the Caps Lock mode is enabled. You can type all alphabetic characters (A-Z)
in upper case directly.
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ac power status indicator
This indicator shows the ac power charging status of the computer.
• Amber: The computer is connected to ac power and the charging status is 1%–80%.
• Green: The computer is connected to ac power and the charging status is 80%–100%.
• Off: The computer is not connected to ac power.
Locating important product information
This section provides information to help you locate the machine type and model label, the FCC ID and IC
Certification label, the Windows Certificate of Authenticity label, and the Genuine Microsoft® label.
Machine type and model information
The machine type and model label identifies your computer. When you contact Lenovo for help, the machine
type and model information helps support technicians to identify your computer and provide faster service.
The following figure shows the location of the machine type and model of your computer.
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FCC ID and IC Certification information
The FCC and IC Certification information is identified by a label located on the computer base cover as
shown in the following figure.
The content of this label differs depending on the wireless modules that come with your computer:
• For a preinstalled wireless module, this label identifies the actual FCC ID and IC certification number for
the wireless module installed by Lenovo.
Note: Do not remove or replace a preinstalled wireless module by yourself. For module replacement, you
must contact Lenovo service first. Lenovo is not responsible for any damage caused by unauthorized
replacement.
• For a user-replaceable wireless-WAN module, this label directs you to consult this user guide for the
actual FCC ID and IC certification number.
The FCC ID and IC Certification number label for the user-replaceable wireless-WAN module is affixed to
the wireless module 1 (available on some models) installed in your computer.
Note: For the user-replaceable wireless module, ensure that you use only Lenovo-authorized wireless
modules for the computer. Otherwise, an error message will be displayed and the computer will beep
when you turn on the computer.
Labels for the Windows operating systems
Windows 7 Certificate of Authenticity: Computer models preinstalled with the Windows 7 operating
system have a Certificate of Authenticity label affixed to the computer cover or inside the battery
compartment. The Certificate of Authenticity is your indication that the computer is licensed for a Windows 7
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product and is preinstalled with a Windows 7 genuine version. In some cases, an earlier Windows version
might be preinstalled under the terms of the Windows 7 Professional license downgrade rights. Printed on
the Certificate of Authenticity is the Windows 7 version for which the computer is licensed and the Product
ID. The Product ID is important in case you need to reinstall the Windows 7 operating system from a source
other than a Lenovo product recovery disc set.
Windows 10 Genuine Microsoft label: Depending on your geographic location, the date when your
computer was manufactured, and the version of Windows 10 that is preinstalled, your computer might have a
Genuine Microsoft label affixed to its cover. See http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx
for illustrations of the various types of Genuine Microsoft labels.
• In the People’s Republic of China, the Genuine Microsoft label is required on all computer models
preinstalled with any version of Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
• In other countries and regions, the Genuine Microsoft label is required only on computer models licensed
for Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 10 Pro.
The absence of a Genuine Microsoft label does not indicate that the preinstalled Windows version is not
genuine. For details on how to tell whether your preinstalled Windows product is genuine, refer to the
information provided by Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/default.aspx.
Unlike Windows 7 products, there are no external, visual indicators of the Product ID or Windows version for
which the computer is licensed. Instead, the Product ID is recorded in the computer firmware. Whenever
a Windows 10 product is installed, the installation program checks the computer firmware for a valid,
matching Product ID to complete the activation.
In some cases, an earlier Windows version might be preinstalled under the terms of the Windows 10 Pro
license downgrade rights.
Computer features
The computer features introduced in this section cover a variety of models. For your specific computer
model, some features might vary or not apply.
Microprocessor
• To view the microprocessor information of your computer, do the following:
– For Windows 7: Open the Start menu, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
– For Windows 10: Do either of the following:
– Open the Start menu and then click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display
all programs, and then click Settings ➙ System ➙ About.
– Right-click the Start button
. Then select System.
Memory
• Double data rate 3 (DDR3) low power synchronous dynamic random access memory (LP SDRAM)
Storage device
• Solid-state drive (single sided)
Display
• Color display with the thin-film transistor (TFT) technology
• Display size: 355.6 mm (14 inches)
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• Display resolution: 2560 x 1440 or 1920 x 1080 pixels, depending on the model
• Brightness control
• Multi-touch technology (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
Keyboard
• Function keys
• Six-row backlit keyboard
• Keyboard frame travel function (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
• ThinkPad pointing device
Interface
• Always On USB 3.0 connector
• Audio connector
• External monitor connectors (HDMI and Mini DisplayPort connectors)
• MicroSD card slot
• Micro-SIM-card slot
• OneLink+ connector
• USB 3.0 connectors
• Volume-control buttons (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
GPS and integrated wireless features
• Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite receiver (available on models with a wireless-WAN card installed)
• Integrated Bluetooth
• Integrated wireless-LAN
• Integrated wireless-WAN (available on some models)
• NFC (available on some ThinkPad X1 Yoga models)
Security features
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM) (available on some models)
• Fingerprint reader
Others
• Camera
• Microphones
• Ambient light sensor (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
• Windows button (available on ThinkPad X1 Yoga only)
Computer specifications
Size
• ThinkPad X1 Carbon:
– Width: 333 mm (13.11 inches)
– Depth: 229 mm (9.01 inches)
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– Height:
– Front: 14.95 mm (0.59 inch)
– Rear: 16.45 mm (0.65 inch)
• ThinkPad X1 Yoga:
– Width: 333 mm (13.11 inches)
– Depth: 229 mm (9.01 inches)
– Height:
– Front: 15.3 mm (0.6 inch)
– Rear: 16.8 mm (0.66 inch)
Heat output
• 45 W (154 Btu/hr) maximum
• 65 W (222 Btu/hr) maximum
Power source (ac power adapter)
• Sine-wave input at 50 to 60 Hz
• Input rating of the ac power adapter: 100 to 240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz
Operating environment
This section provides information about the operating environment of the computer.
Environment
• Maximum altitude without pressurization: 3048 m (10 000 ft)
• Temperature
– At altitudes up to 2438 m (8000 ft)
– Operating: 5.0°C to 35.0°C (41°F to 95°F)
– Storage: 5.0°C to 43.0°C (41°F to 109°F)
– At altitudes above 2438 m (8000 ft)
Maximum temperature when operating under the unpressurized condition: 31.3°C (88°F)
Note: When you charge the battery, its temperature must be at least 10°C (50°F).
• Relative humidity:
– Operating: 8% to 95% at wet bulb: 23℃ (73℉)
– Storage: 5% to 95% at wet bulb: 27℃ (81℉)
If possible, place your computer in a well-ventilated and dry area without direct exposure to sunshine.
Attention:
• Keep electrical appliances such as electric fans, radio, high-powered speakers, air conditioners,
and microwave ovens away from your computer. The strong magnetic fields generated by electrical
appliances can damage the monitor and data on the solid-state drive.
• Do not place any beverages on top of or beside the computer or other attached devices. If liquid is spilled
on or in the computer or an attached device, a short circuit or other damage might occur.
• Do not eat or smoke over your keyboard. Particles that fall into your keyboard can cause damage.
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Lenovo programs
Your computer comes with Lenovo programs to help you work easily and securely.
Note: The available programs are subject to change without notice.
To learn more about the programs and other computing solutions offered by Lenovo, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Accessing Lenovo programs
To access Lenovo programs on your computer, do the following:
1. Click the Start button to open the Start menu. Locate a program by the program name.
2. If the program is not displayed on the Start menu, click All programs (Windows 7) or All apps (Windows
10) to display all programs.
3. If you still do not find the program in the program list, search for the program in the search box.
Note: If you are using the Windows 7 operating system, some Lenovo programs are ready to be installed.
You cannot find these programs through the above methods unless you have installed them first. To install
these Lenovo programs, access the Lenovo PC Experience program, click Lenovo Tools, and then follow
the instructions on the screen.
An introduction to Lenovo programs
This topic provides a brief introduction to Lenovo programs. Depending on your computer model, some of
the programs might not be available.
Access Connections™
(Windows 7)
The Access Connections program is a connectivity assistant program for
creating and managing location profiles. Each location profile stores all the
network and Internet configuration settings needed for connecting to a network
infrastructure from a specific location such as a home or an office.
By switching between location profiles as you move your computer from place
to place, you can quickly and easily connect to a network with no need to
manually reconfigure your settings and restart the computer each time.
Active Protection System™
(Windows 7 and Windows 10)
The Active Protection System program protects your internal storage drive (such
as hard disk drive) when the shock sensor inside your computer detects a
condition that could damage the drive, such as system tilt, excessive vibration,
or shock.
The internal storage drive is less vulnerable to damage when it is not operating.
This is because when the internal storage drive is not operating, the system
stops it from spinning, and might also move the read and write heads of the
drive to areas that do not contain data.
As soon as the shock sensor senses that the environment is stable again
(minimal change in system tilt, vibration, or shock), it turns on the internal
storage drive.
Auto Scroll Utility
This program enhances your experience with window operation. The window
position of a foreground application is automatically adjusted.
(Windows 7)
Communications Utility
The Communications Utility program enables you to configure settings for the
integrated camera and audio devices.
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Fingerprint Manager Pro,
Lenovo Fingerprint Manager, or
Touch Fingerprint Manager
(Windows 7)
Hotkey Features Integration
(Windows 7 and Windows 10)
Lenovo Companion
If your computer comes with a fingerprint reader, the Fingerprint Manager Pro
program, Lenovo Fingerprint Manager program, or Touch Fingerprint Manager
program enables you to enroll your fingerprint and associate it with your
passwords. As a result, fingerprint authentication can replace your passwords
and enable simple and secure user access.
Hotkey Features Integration is a utility package that enables you to select and
install utility programs specifically for the special keys and buttons on your
computer. The special keys and buttons are designed to meet accessibility and
usability requirements. Installing related utility programs enables full functionality
of the special keys and buttons.
Your computer’s best features and capabilities should be easy to access and
understand. With Lenovo Companion, they are.
(Windows 10)
Use Companion to do the following:
• Optimize your computer performance, monitor your computer health, and
manage updates.
• Access your user guide, check warranty status, and view accessories
customized for your computer.
• Read how-to articles, explore Lenovo forums, and stay up-to-date on
technology news with articles and blogs from trusted sources.
The Companion app is filled with exclusive Lenovo content to help you learn
more about what you can do with your Lenovo computer.
Lenovo ID
(Windows 10)
Lenovo PC Experience
(Windows 7 and Windows 10)
The Lenovo ID program enables you to create and manage your Lenovo ID. With
a Lenovo ID, you can connect to everything Lenovo through a single account.
Use your Lenovo ID for quick and simple authentication and then enjoy the
various services provided by Lenovo. Such services include online shopping,
app download, personalized device support, special promotional offers, Lenovo
forums, and so on.
The Lenovo PC Experience program helps you work more easily and securely by
providing easy access to various programs, such as Active Protection System
and Lenovo Solution Center.
Note: On the Windows 10 operating system, this program cannot be found from
the all program list or search box. To access this program, go to Control Panel.
View Control Panel by Category, click Hardware and Sound ➙ Devices and
Printers, and then double-click the device with your computer name.
Lenovo Settings
(Windows 10)
Lenovo Solution Center
(Windows 7 and Windows 10)
Mobile Broadband Connect
The Lenovo Settings program enables you to enhance your computing
experience by turning your computer into a portable hotspot, configuring
camera and audio settings, optimizing your power settings, and creating and
managing multiple network profiles.
The Lenovo Solution Center program enables you to troubleshoot and resolve
computer problems. It combines diagnostic tests, system information collection,
security status, and support information, along with hints and tips for optimal
system performance.
The Mobile Broadband Connect program enables you to connect the computer
to the mobile broadband network through a supported wireless WAN card.
(Windows 7 and Windows 10)
Message Center Plus
(Windows 7)
Password Manager
The Message Center Plus program automatically displays messages to inform
you about important notices from Lenovo, such as alerts on system updates
and alerts on conditions that require your attention.
The Password Manager program automatically captures and fills in
authentication information for Windows programs and Web sites.
(Windows 7)
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Power Manager
(Windows 7)
Recovery Media
The Power Manager program provides convenient, flexible, and complete power
management for the computer. It enables you to adjust your computer power
settings to achieve the best balance between performance and power saving.
The Recovery Media program enables you to restore the contents of the hard
disk drive to the factory default settings.
(Windows 7 and Windows 10)
Rescue and Recovery®
(Windows 7)
System Update
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The Rescue and Recovery program is a one-button recovery and restore
solution. It 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.
The System Update program enables you to keep the software on the computer
up-to-date by downloading and installing software packages, including device
drivers, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) basic input/output system
(BIOS) updates, and other third-party programs.
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Chapter 2. Using your computer
This chapter provides information on using some of the computer components.
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“Registering your computer” on page 19
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“Frequently asked questions” on page 19
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“Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad X1 Yoga” on page 21
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“Special keys” on page 32
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“ThinkPad pointing device” on page 33
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“Power management” on page 37
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“Connecting to the network” on page 41
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“Using an external display” on page 46
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“Using audio features” on page 47
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“Using the camera” on page 48
Registering your computer
When you register your computer, information is entered into a database, which enables Lenovo to contact
you if there is a recall or other severe problem. In addition, some locations offer extended privileges and
services to registered users.
When you register your computer with Lenovo, you also will receive the following benefits:
• Quicker service when you call Lenovo for help
• Automatic notification of free software and special promotional offers
To register your computer with Lenovo, go to http://www.lenovo.com/register and follow the instructions on
the screen to register your computer.
If you are using a Windows 7 operating system, you also can register your computer through the preinstalled
Lenovo Product Registration program. The program launches automatically after you have used your
computer for a period of time. Follow the instructions on the screen to register your computer.
Frequently asked questions
This topic provides a few tips that help you optimize the use of your ThinkPad notebook computers.
To ensure that you receive the best performance from your computer, browse the following Web page to find
information such as aids for troubleshooting and answers to frequently asked questions:
http://www.lenovo.com/support/faq
Can I get my user guide in another language?
• To download the user guide in another language, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support. Then follow
the instructions on the screen.
How to turn off my computer?
• For Windows 7: Open the Start menu, then click Shut down.
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• For Windows 10: Open the Start menu, click
Power, and then click Shut down.
How do I access Control Panel?
• For Windows 7: Open the Start menu, then click Control Panel.
• For Windows 10: Right-click the Start button, then click Control Panel.
How do I use battery power more effectively when I am on the go?
• To conserve power, or to suspend operation without exiting programs or saving files, see “Power-saving
modes” on page 39.
• To achieve the best balance between performance and power saving, change power plan settings.
See “Managing the battery power” on page 39.
• If your computer will be turned off for an extended period of time, follow the instructions in “Disabling
the built-in battery” on page 121 to disable the internal built-in battery so as to prevent battery power
from draining.
How do I securely dispose of data stored on the solid-state drive?
• Study Chapter 5 “Security” on page 59 to find out how you can protect your computer from theft and
unauthorized use.
• Before you dispose of the data on the solid-state drive, be sure to read the topic “Notice on deleting data
from your solid-state drive” on page 68.
How do I give presentations or attach an external monitor?
• Ensure that you follow the procedure in the topic “Connecting an external display” on page 46.
• With the Extend desktop function, you can display output on both the computer display and the external
monitor. See “Choosing a display mode” on page 46.
I have been using the computer for some time already, and it is getting slower. What should I do?
• Follow the “General tips for preventing problems” on page 91.
• Diagnose problems yourself by using the preinstalled diagnostic software. See “Diagnosing problems”
on page 97.
• A recovery tool is provided on your computer solid-state drive. For more information, see Chapter
9 “Recovery overview” on page 113.
Print the following sections and keep them with your computer in case you are unable to access this
online help when necessary.
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“Installing a new operating system” on page 71
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“Computer stops responding” on page 97
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“Power problems” on page 109
Getting help about the Windows operating system
The Windows help information system provides you with detailed information about using the Windows
operating system to help you get the most of your computer. To access the Windows help information
system, do one of the following:
• For Windows 7: Open the Start menu, and then click Help and Support.
• For Windows 10: Open the Start menu, and then click Get started. Additionally, you can use Cortana®
personal assistant to search for help, apps, files, settings, and so on.
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Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad X1 Yoga
This topic provides instructions on how to use the multi-touch screen that is available on ThinkPad X1
Yoga computers only.
Notes:
• Your computer screen might look different from the following illustrations.
• Depending on the app you use, some gestures might not be available.
The following table introduces some frequently used gestures.
Touch gesture (touch models
only)
Description
Touch: Tap.
Mouse action: Click.
Function: Open an app or perform an action on an open app, such as Copy,
Save, and Delete, depending on the app.
Touch: Tap and hold.
Mouse action: Right-click.
Function: Open a menu with multiple options.
Touch: Slide.
Mouse action: Scroll the mouse wheel, move the scroll bar, or click the scroll
arrow.
Function: Scroll through items, such as lists, pages, and photos.
Touch: Drag an item to the desired location.
Mouse action: Click, hold, and drag an item.
Function: Move an object.
Touch: Move two fingers closer together.
Mouse action: Press the Ctrl key while scrolling the mouse wheel backward.
Function: Zoom out.
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Touch gesture (touch models
only)
Description
Touch: Move two fingers farther apart.
Mouse action: Press the Ctrl key while scrolling the mouse wheel forward.
Function: Zoom in.
Touch: Put two or more fingers on an item and then rotate your fingers clockwise
or counterclockwise.
Mouse action: If the app supports rotation, click the rotation icon.
Function: Rotate an item.
The following table introduces some touch gestures on the Windows 10 operating system.
Touch gesture (touch models
only)
Description
Touch: Swipe in from the right edge.
Mouse action: Click the action center icon
on the taskbar.
Function: Open the action center to see your notifications and quick actions.
Touch: Swipe in from the left edge.
Mouse action: Click the task-view icon on the taskbar.
Function: View all your open windows in task view.
Touch: Swipe in from the bottom to top for full-screened app.
Mouse action: Move your cursor to the Windows notification area at the bottom
of the screen.
Function: View the taskbar.
Note: The full screen feature is available only on some apps. To open an app
in full screen, click
on the title bar.
• Short swipe for full-screened app or when your computer is in tablet mode
Touch: Swipe downwards shortly from the top edge.
Mouse action: Move your pointer to the top edge of the screen.
Function: Show a hidden title bar.
• Long swipe when your computer is in tablet mode
Touch: Swipe in from the top edge to the bottom edge.
Mouse action: From the top edge of the screen, click and hold, move the
pointer to the bottom of the screen, and then release.
Function: Close the current app.
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Tips on using the multi-touch screen
• The multi-touch screen is a glass panel covered with a plastic film. Do not apply pressure or place any
metallic object on the screen, which might damage the touch panel or cause it to malfunction.
• Do not use fingernails, gloved fingers, or inanimate objects for input on the screen.
• Regularly calibrate the accuracy of the finger input to avoid a discrepancy.
Tips on cleaning the multi-touch screen
• Turn off the computer before cleaning the multi-touch screen.
• Use a dry, soft, and lint-free cloth or a piece of absorbent cotton to remove fingerprints or dust from the
multi-touch screen. Do not apply solvents to the cloth.
• Gently wipe the screen using a top-down motion. Do not apply any pressure on the screen.
ThinkPad Pen Pro
Some models of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga computers are equipped with the ThinkPad Pen Pro (an electronic
pen). The ThinkPad Pen Pro enables you to input text in a natural manner in the following situation:
• When you are taking notes
• When you annotate Portable Document Format (PDF) files
• When you draw graphics together with applications capable of editing and sketching
When you draw or write with the ThinkPad Pen Pro, keep the pen perpendicular to the computer display to
achieve the best line quality.
Use the ThinkPad Pen Pro instead of your finger in conditions such as the following:
• You need precise and detailed input, such as drawing a picture or using the handwriting mode.
• Too many elements are crowded on the screen, for example, when you are playing games.
• You want to keep your screen free from smudges.
• You have long fingernails and it is difficult for you to type.
Notes:
• The ThinkPad Pen Pro is not waterproof. Take care not to soak it or dip it in water.
• If your computer does not come with a ThinkPad Pen Pro, your computer does not support the use
of the pen.
• To purchase the ThinkPad Pen Pro, go to the Lenovo Support Web site:
http://www.lenovo.com/accessories
Using the ThinkPad Pen Pro
The following illustration shows the ThinkPad Pen Pro.
1
2
Tip
Eraser button
3 Click button
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You can perform the following operations with the ThinkPad Pen Pro:
• To click or make a selection, tap the display once with the pen.
• To double-click, tap twice without pausing.
• To right-click, tap the tip 1 on the display and hold the pen there for one second, or press and hold the
click button 3 while tapping the tip 1 on the display.
• To erase ink, press and hold the eraser button 2 , and then tap the tip 1 on the display, and drag the
pen across the ink you want to erase.
The ThinkPad Pen Pro is stored in the slot on the bottom side of the computer (as shown in the following
illustration). To remove the pen, slide the end of the pen out and then completely pull the pen out of the slot.
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Charging the ThinkPad Pen Pro
To charge the pen, insert the pen slightly into the slot until it snaps into position. The pen will be fully
charged in about five minutes.
Note: Ensure that your computer is on. Otherwise, the pen will not be charged.
Using the ThinkPad X1 Yoga in different modes
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer features different modes and provides some tablet features to help you
work more flexibly and conveniently.
This section contains the following topics:
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“Rotating the computer display” on page 25
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“Notebook mode” on page 26
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“Tablet mode” on page 28
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“Stand mode” on page 27
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“Tent mode” on page 29
Rotating the computer display
You can open the computer display of your ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer to any angle within a range of up to
360 degrees as shown in the following illustration.
Attention: Do not rotate the display with too much force, otherwise the computer display or hinges might
get damaged. Do not apply too much force to the upper-right or upper-left corner of the computer display.
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Notebook mode
You can use the ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer in the notebook mode in scenarios that require using a
keyboard and a mouse, such as editing documents and writing e-mails.
Attention: Do not rotate the computer display with too much force, otherwise the computer display
or hinges might get damaged. Do not apply too much force to the upper-right or upper-left corner of
the computer display.
Open the computer display slowly to any angle within a range of less than 190 degrees as shown in the
following illustration. Your computer is now in the notebook mode.
Note: The degrees refer to the angle degrees between the LCD and the keyboard.
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In the notebook mode, the keyboard and the trackpad are enabled. You also can control some functions of
your computer through the tablet buttons and the multi-touch screen, without the use of the keyboard and
the trackpad. For more information, refer to “Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad X1 Yoga” on page 21.
Stand mode
You can use the ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer in the stand mode in scenarios that require limited interaction
with the screen, such as viewing photos and playing videos.
Attention: Do not rotate the computer display with too much force, otherwise the computer display
or hinges might get damaged. Do not apply too much force to the upper-right or upper-left corner of
the computer display.
If your computer is in the notebook mode, do the following to turn the computer from the notebook mode
into the stand mode:
1. Slowly rotate the computer display clockwise to any angle within a range of 190 degrees to 359 degrees.
Note: The degrees refer to the angle degrees between the LCD and the keyboard.
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2. Position your computer as shown. Your computer is now in the stand mode.
In the stand mode, the keyboard and the trackpad are automatically disabled. However, you can control
some functions of your computer through the tablet buttons and the multi-touch screen, without the use of
the keyboard and the trackpad. For more information, refer to “Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad
X1 Yoga” on page 21.
Tablet mode
You can use the ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer in the tablet mode in scenarios that require frequent interaction
with the screen, such as browsing the Web site.
Attention: Do not rotate the computer display with too much force, otherwise the computer display
or hinges might get damaged. Do not apply too much force to the upper-right or upper-left corner of
the computer display.
If your computer is in the stand mode, do the following to turn the computer from the stand mode into
the tablet mode:
1. Position your computer as shown and slowly rotate the computer display clockwise to the angle
of 360 degrees.
Note: The degrees refer to the angle degrees between the LCD and the keyboard.
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2. Position your computer as shown. Your computer is now in the tablet mode.
In the tablet mode, the keyboard and the trackpad are automatically disabled. However, you can control
some functions of your computer through the tablet buttons and the multi-touch screen, without the use of
the keyboard and the trackpad. For more information, refer to “Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad
X1 Yoga” on page 21.
Tent mode
You can use the ThinkPad X1 Yoga computer in the tent mode in scenarios that require limited interaction
with the screen, such as viewing photos and making a presentation.
Attention: Do not rotate the computer display with too much force, otherwise the computer display
or hinges might get damaged. Do not apply too much force to the upper-right or upper-left corner of
the computer display.
If your computer is in the tablet mode, do the following to turn the computer from the tablet mode into the
tent mode:
1. Slowly rotate your computer display anticlockwise to any angle within a range of 190 degrees to 359
degrees.
Note: The degrees refer to the angle degrees between the LCD and the keyboard.
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2. Position your computer as shown. Your computer is now in the tent mode.
In the tent mode, the keyboard and the trackpad are automatically disabled. However, you can control some
functions of your computer through the tablet buttons and the multi-touch screen, without the use of the
keyboard and the trackpad. For more information, refer to “Using the multi-touch screen on ThinkPad
X1 Yoga” on page 21.
Using the keyboard
Your computer keyboard features the frame travel function. This topic provides information about the
behavior of the keyboard.
Note: In the stand mode, tablet mode, and tent mode, the keyboard, the trackpad, and the TrackPoint
pointing stick are automatically disabled.
Behavior of the keyboard
The frame of the keyboard travels upward when you rotate the computer display from 190 degrees to 360
degrees. The following are some scenarios for using the keyboard:
• The frame of the keyboard does not travel when you rotate the computer display from 10 degrees to 190
degrees. The following illustration shows that the keyboard frame does not travel.
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• When you rotate the computer display from 190 degrees to 360 degrees, the frame of the keyboard
travels upward for about 2.0 mm (0.08 inch). The following illustration shows that the keyboard frame
travels upward.
Customizing the keyboard settings
You can customize the keyboard settings to achieve the extended functions of the keyboard.
To customize the keyboard settings, do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel. Ensure that the view of Control Panel is Category.
2. Click Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager ➙ Keyboards ➙ Standard PS/2 keyboard and then
follow the instructions on the screen.
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Special keys
The keyboard has several special keys to help you work easily and effectively.
Note: Your computer might look different from the illustrations in this topic.
Windows key
Press the Windows key 1 to open the Start menu.
You also can use the Windows key together with another key to achieve other functions. For more
information, refer to the help information system of the Windows operating system.
Function keys and key combinations
You can configure the Fn key 2 and function keys 3 in the Keyboard Properties window by doing the
following:
1. Go to Control Panel. Change the view of Control Panel from Category to Large icons or Small icons.
2. Click Keyboard. In the Keyboard Properties window, click the Fn and function keys tab.
3. Select the options of your preference.
•
+
Enables or disables the Fn Lock function.
When the Fn Lock function is enabled: The Fn Lock indicator is on. To input F1–F12, press the function
keys directly. To initiate the special function printed as an icon on each key, press the Fn key and the
corresponding function key.
When the Fn Lock function is disabled: The Fn Lock indicator is off. To initiate the special function
printed as an icon on each key, press the function key directly. To input F1–F12, press the Fn key and the
corresponding function key.
•
Mutes or unmutes the speakers. When the speakers are muted, the indicator on the F1 key is on.
If you mute the sound and turn off your computer, the sound will remain muted when you turn on your
computer again. To turn on the sound, press
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.
•
•
Increases the speaker volume.
Mutes or unmutes the microphones. When the microphones are muted, the indicator on the F4
key is on.
•
Darkens the computer display.
•
Brightens the computer display.
•
Manages external displays.
•
Enables or disables the wireless features.
•
– Windows 7: Opens Control Panel.
– Windows 10: Opens the Settings window.
•
– Windows 7: Opens Windows Search.
– Windows 10: Opens the Cortana search box.
•
Views all the programs that you have opened.
•
– Windows 7: Opens Computer.
– Windows 10: Views all the programs.
• Fn+Spacebar: Controls the keyboard backlight.
There are three modes for the keyboard backlight: Off, Low, and High. Press Fn+Spacebar to change
the mode of the keyboard backlight.
• Fn+B: Has the same function as the Break key on a conventional keyboard.
• Fn+K: Has the same function as the ScrLK key on the conventional keyboard.
• Fn+P: Has the same function as the Pause key on the conventional keyboard.
• Fn+S: Has the same function as the SysRq key on the conventional keyboard.
ThinkPad pointing device
The ThinkPad pointing device enables you to perform all the functions of a traditional mouse, such as
pointing, clicking, and scrolling. With the ThinkPad pointing device, you also can perform a variety of touch
gestures, such as rotating and zooming in or out.
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The ThinkPad pointing device consists of the following two devices:
1
2
TrackPoint pointing device
Trackpad
By default, both the TrackPoint pointing device and the trackpad are active with the touch gestures enabled.
To change the settings, see “Customizing the ThinkPad pointing device” on page 36.
TrackPoint pointing device
The TrackPoint pointing device enables you to perform all the functions of a traditional mouse, such as
pointing, clicking, and scrolling.
The TrackPoint pointing device consists of the following four components:
1
Pointing stick
Left-click button (primary-click button)
3 Right-click button (secondary-click button)
4 Scroll bar
2
To use the TrackPoint pointing device, refer to the following instructions:
Note: Place your hands in the typing position and use your index finger or middle finger to apply pressure to
the pointing-stick nonslip cap. Use either thumb to press the left-click button or right-click button.
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• Point
Use the pointing stick 1 to move the pointer on the screen. To use the pointing stick, apply pressure to
the pointing-stick nonslip cap in any direction parallel to the keyboard. The pointer moves accordingly
but the pointing stick itself does not move. The speed at which the pointer moves depends on the
amount of pressure you apply to the pointing stick.
• Left-click
Press the left-click button 2 to select or open an item.
• Right-click
Press the right-click button 3 to display a shortcut menu.
• Scroll
Press and hold the dotted scroll bar 4 while applying pressure to the pointing stick in the vertical or
horizontal direction. Then you can scroll through the document, Web site, or apps.
Trackpad
The entire trackpad is sensitive to finger touch and movement. You can use the trackpad to perform all the
pointing, clicking, and scrolling functions of a traditional mouse.
The trackpad can be divided into two zones:
1
2
Left-click zone (primary-click zone)
Right-click zone (secondary-click zone)
To use the trackpad, refer to the following instructions:
• Point
Slide one finger across the surface of the trackpad to move the pointer accordingly.
• Left-click
Press the left-click zone 1 to select or open an item.
You also can tap anywhere on the surface of the trackpad with one finger to perform the left-click action.
• Right-click
Press the right-click zone 2 to display a shortcut menu.
You also can tap anywhere on the surface of the trackpad with two fingers to perform the right-click action.
• Scroll
Put two fingers on the trackpad and move them in the vertical or horizontal direction. This action enables
you to scroll through the document, Web site, or apps. Ensure that you position your two fingers slightly
apart from each other.
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With the trackpad, you also can perform a variety of touch gestures. For information about using the touch
gestures, see “Trackpad touch gestures” on page 36.
If the trackpad surface is stained with oil, turn off the computer first. Then gently wipe the trackpad surface
with a soft and lint-free cloth moistened with lukewarm water or computer cleaner.
Trackpad touch gestures
The entire trackpad surface is sensitive to finger touch and movement. You can use the trackpad to perform
the same point and click actions as you would use a traditional mouse. You also can use the trackpad
to perform a variety of touch gestures.
The following section introduces some frequently used touch gestures such as tapping, dragging, and
scrolling. For more gestures, see the help information system of the ThinkPad pointing device.
Notes:
• When using two or more fingers, ensure that you position your fingers slightly apart.
• Some gestures are not available if the last action was done from the TrackPoint pointing device.
• Some gestures are only available when you are using certain apps.
Tap
Tap anywhere on the trackpad
with one finger to select or open
an item.
Two-finger tap
Tap anywhere on the trackpad with
two fingers to display a shortcut
menu.
Two-finger scroll
Put two fingers on the trackpad
and move them in the vertical or
horizontal direction. This action
enables you to scroll through the
document, Web site, or apps.
Two-finger zoom out
Put two fingers on the trackpad and
move them closer together to zoom
out.
Two-finger zoom in
Put two fingers on the trackpad
and move them farther apart to
zoom in.
The following section introduces some touch gestures on the Windows 10 operating system.
Swipe three fingers up
Put three fingers on the trackpad
and move them up to open the
task view to see all your open
windows.
Swipe three fingers down
Put three fingers on the trackpad
and move them down to show the
desktop.
Customizing the ThinkPad pointing device
You can customize the ThinkPad pointing device so you can use it more comfortably and efficiently. For
example, you can choose to enable the TrackPoint pointing device, the trackpad, or both. You also can
disable or enable the touch gestures.
To customize the ThinkPad pointing device, do the following:
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1. Go to Control Panel.
2. Click Hardware and Sound ➙ Mouse. The Mouse Properties window is displayed.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Replacing the cap of pointing stick
The cap 1 on the end of the pointing stick is removable. After you use the cap for a period of time, you
might consider replacing the cap with a new one.
Note: Ensure that you use a cap with grooves a as shown in the following illustration.
Power management
When you use your computer away from electrical outlets, you depend on battery power to keep your
computer running. Different computer components consume power at different rates. The more you use the
power-intensive components, the faster you consume battery power.
Spend more time unplugged with ThinkPad batteries. Mobility has revolutionized business by enabling you
to take your work wherever you go. With ThinkPad batteries, you are able to work longer without being tied
to an electrical outlet.
Using the ac power
The power to run your computer can come either from the battery or from ac power. While you use ac
power, the batteries charge automatically.
Your computer comes with an ac power adapter and a power cord.
• ac power adapter: Converts ac power for notebook computer use.
• Power cord: Connects the ac outlet and the ac power adapter.
Connecting to ac power
To connect the computer to ac power, do the following:
Attention: Using an improper power cord might cause severe damage to your computer.
Note: Ensure that you perform the actions in the order in which they are listed.
1. Connect the power cord to the ac power adapter.
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2. Connect the ac power adapter to the power connector of the computer.
3. Connect the power cord into an electrical outlet.
Tips for using the ac power adapter
• When the ac power adapter is not in use, disconnect it from the electrical outlet.
• Do not bind the power cord tightly around the ac power adapter transformer pack when it is connected to
the transformer.
• Before you charge the batteries, make sure that their temperature is at least 10°C (50°F).
• You can charge the batteries when the ac power adapter is connected to the computer. You need to
charge the batteries in any of the following situations:
– When the battery icon in the Windows notification area shows a low percentage of battery power
remaining.
– When the batteries have not been used for a long time
Checking the battery status
Move your pointer to the battery-status icon in the Windows notification area to check the battery status.
The battery-status icon displays the percentage of battery power remaining and how long you can use
your computer before you must charge the battery.
The rate at which you use battery power determines how long you can use the battery of your computer
between charges. Because of different user habits and needs, it is difficult to predict how long a battery
charge lasts. There are two main factors:
• How much energy is stored in the battery when you begin to work.
• The way you use your computer. For example:
– How often you access the solid-state drive
– How bright you make the computer display
– How often you use the wireless features
Enabling the battery alarm on the Windows 7 operating system
For the Windows 7 operating system, you can program your computer so that when the battery power falls
below a certain level, three events occur: the alarm goes off, a message is displayed, and the LCD is
turned off.
To enable the battery alarm, do the following:
1. Start the Power Manager program.
2. Click the Global Power Settings tab.
3. For Low battery alarm or Critically low battery alarm, set the percentage of the power level and set
the action.
Note: If your computer enters sleep or hibernation mode when the battery is low, but the alarm message
has not yet been displayed, the message will be displayed when the computer resumes. To resume normal
operation, when the message is displayed, click OK.
Charging the battery
When you check battery status and find that the percentage of power remaining is low or when the power
alarm alerts you that the remaining power is low, you need to charge your battery.
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If an ac outlet is convenient, plug the ac power adapter into the outlet, and then plug it into ac power
connector of the computer. The battery will be fully charged in about three to six hours. The charging time is
affected by the battery size and the physical environment. You can check the battery charging status at any
time through the battery-status icon in the Windows notification area.
Note: To maximize the life of the battery, the computer does not start recharging the battery if the remaining
power is greater than 95%.
Maximizing the battery life
To maximize the life of the battery, do the following:
• Use the battery until the charge is completely depleted.
• Recharge the battery completely before using it. You can see whether the battery is fully charged from the
battery-status icon in the Windows notification area.
• Always use power-saving modes, such as sleep mode, and hibernation mode.
Managing the battery power
To achieve the best balance between performance and power saving, adjust your power plan settings.
To adjust power plan settings, do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel, then change the view of Control Panel from Category to Large icons or Small icons.
2. Click Power Options.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
For more information, refer to the help information system of the program.
Power-saving modes
There are several modes that you can use at any time to conserve power. This section introduces each
mode and gives tips on the effective use of battery power.
• Screen blank mode (for Windows 7 only)
The computer display requires considerable battery power. To turn off the power to the display and make
the computer enter screen blank mode, right-click the battery gauge icon in the Windows notification area
and select Power off display.
• Sleep mode
In sleep mode, your work is saved to memory, and then the solid-state drive, hard disk drive, or hybrid
drive, and the computer display are turned off. When your computer wakes up, your work is restored
within seconds.
To put your computer into sleep mode, press Fn+4.
You also can put the computer into sleep mode by doing the following:
– For Windows 7: Open the Start menu, then click the arrow next to the Shut down button. Click
Sleep from the menu displayed.
– For Windows 10: Open the Start menu, click
Power, and then click Sleep.
• Hibernation mode
By using this mode, you can turn off your computer completely without saving files or exiting any
programs that are running. When the computer enters hibernation mode, all open programs, folders, and
files are saved to the solid-state drive, and then the computer turns off.
To put the computer into hibernation mode, change your power plan settings by doing the following:
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– For Windows 7: Open the Start menu, then click the arrow next to the Shut down button. Click
Hibernate from the menu displayed.
– For Windows 10: Define what the power button does first, then press the power button to put the
computer into hibernation mode. For more information, see “Front view” on page 1.
If you put your computer into hibernation mode with the wake-up function disabled, the computer does
not consume any power. The wake-up function is disabled by default. If you put your computer into
hibernation mode with the wake-up function enabled, the computer consumes a small amount of power.
To enable the wake-up function, do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel and click System and Security.
2. Click Administrative Tools.
3. Click Task Scheduler. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
4. From the left pane, select the task folder for which you want to enable the wake-up function. The
scheduled tasks are displayed.
5. Click a scheduled task, and then click the Conditions tab.
6. Under Power, select the check box for Wake the computer to run this task.
• Wireless off
When you are not using the wireless features, such as Bluetooth or wireless-LAN, turn them off. This
helps conserve power. To turn off the wireless features, press the wireless-radios control key
.
Handling the battery
This system supports only batteries specially designed for this specific system and manufactured by Lenovo
or an authorized builder. The system does not support unauthorized batteries or batteries designed for other
systems. If an unauthorized battery or a battery designed for another system is installed, the system will
not charge.
Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and
provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use.
DANGER
Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack.
Attempting to do so can cause an explosion, or liquid leakage from the battery pack.
A battery pack other than the one specified by Lenovo, or a disassembled or modified battery
pack is not covered by the warranty.
DANGER
If the rechargeable battery pack is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The battery
pack contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury:
• Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
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• Store it in a cool dry place.
• Keep it away from children.
The battery pack is a consumable supply. If your battery begins to discharge too quickly, replace the battery
pack with a new one of the types recommended by Lenovo. For more information about replacing the
battery pack, contact your Customer Support Center.
DANGER
Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can cause
the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery pack or
coin-cell battery. If your battery is damaged, or if you notice any discharge from your battery or the
buildup of foreign materials on the battery leads, stop using the battery and obtain a replacement
from the battery manufacturer.
DANGER
Only recharge the battery pack strictly according to instructions included in the product
documentation.
DANGER
Do not put the battery pack in trash that is disposed of in landfills. When disposing of the battery,
comply with local ordinances or regulations and your company's safety standards.
DANGER
There is a danger of an explosion if the coin-cell battery is incorrectly placed. The lithium battery
contains lithium and can explode if it is not properly handled, or disposed of. Replace only with a
battery of the same type. To avoid possible injury or death, do not: (1) throw or immerse into water,
(2) allow it to heat to more than 100°C (212°F), or (3) attempt to repair or disassemble it. Dispose of
it as required by local ordinances or regulations and your company's safety standards.
Connecting to the network
Your computer has one or more network cards that enable you to connect your computer to the Internet
or other network connections.
Ethernet connections
You can connect your computer to a local network or a broadband connection through the OneLink+
Ethernet Adapter or a supported ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock.
DANGER
To avoid the risk of electrical shock, do not connect the telephone cable to the Ethernet connector
on the OneLink+ Ethernet Adapter or the ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock.
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Wireless connections
Wireless connection is the transfer of data without the use of cables but by means of radio waves only.
Depending on the wireless devices installed on your computer, you might be able to use the following
wireless networks:
• Wireless-LAN connection
• Wireless-WAN connection
• Bluetooth connection
• NFC connection
Using the wireless-LAN connection
A wireless-LAN covers a relatively small geographic area, such as an office building or a house. Devices
based on the 802.11 standards can connect to this type of network.
Your computer comes with a built-in wireless network card and a configuration utility to help you establish
wireless connections and monitor the connection status. This enables you to stay connected to your network
while you are at the office, in a meeting room, or at home, with no need for a wired connection.
To establish a wireless-LAN connection, do the following:
1. Click the wireless-network-connection-status icon in the Windows notification area. A list of available
wireless networks is displayed.
2. Double-click a network to connect to it. Provide required information if needed.
The computer automatically connects to an available wireless network when the location changes. For more
information, refer to the Windows help information system.
Tips for using the wireless-LAN feature
To achieve the best connection, use the following guidelines:
• Place your computer so that there are as few obstacles as possible between the wireless-LAN access
point and the computer.
• Open your computer lid to an angle of slightly more than 90 degrees.
• If you use the wireless feature (the 802.11 standards) of your computer simultaneously with a Bluetooth
option, the data transmission speed can be delayed and the performance of the wireless feature can be
degraded.
Checking the wireless-LAN connection status
You can check the wireless-LAN connection status through the wireless-network-connection-status icon in
the Windows notification area. The more bars encompassed, the better the signal is.
For the Windows 7 operating system, you also can check the Access Connections gauge, the Access
Connections status icon, or the Access Connections wireless status icon in the Windows notification area.
Access Connections gauge status:
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Power to the wireless radio is off or no signal.
Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is poor. To
improve signal strength, move your computer closer to the wireless access point.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection
is excellent.
Access Connections icon status:
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No location profile is active or none exists.
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Current location profile is disconnected.
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Current location profile is connected.
Wireless status icon status
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Power to the wireless radio is off.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. No association.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. No signal.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is excellent.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is marginal.
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Power to the wireless radio is on. The signal strength of the wireless connection is poor. To improve
signal strength, move your computer closer to the wireless access point.
Using the wireless-WAN connection
wireless-WAN which uses cellular networks for data transmission, enables you to establish wireless
connections over remote public or private networks. These connections can be maintained over a large
geographical area, such as a city or an entire country, by use of multiple antenna sites or satellite systems
maintained by wireless service providers.
Some ThinkPad notebook computers come with a built-in wireless-WAN card integrated with some
wireless-WAN technologies, such as 1xEV-DO, HSPA, 3G, GPRS, or LTE. By using the built-in wireless-WAN
card and the configuration utility that comes with your computer, you can establish wireless-WAN
connections and monitor the connection status.
Note: The wireless-WAN service is provided by authorized service providers in some countries.
Tips for using the wireless-WAN feature
To achieve the best connection, use the following guidelines:
• Keep your computer away from your body.
• Place your computer on a flat surface and open your computer lid to an angle of slightly more than
90 degrees.
• Place your computer away from concrete or brick walls that might dampen cellular signals.
• Best reception will be available near windows and other locations where cellular phone reception is the
strongest.
Checking the wireless-WAN connection status
You can check the wireless-WAN connection status through the wireless-network-connection-status icon in
the Windows notification area. The more bars encompassed, the better the signal is.
For the Windows 7 operating system, you also can check the Access Connections gauge, the Access
Connections status icon, or the Access Connections wireless status icon in the Windows notification area.
Access Connections gauge status:
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No signal
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Weak signal
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Medium signal
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Strong signal
Access Connections icon status:
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No location profile is active or none exists.
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Current location profile is disconnected.
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Current location profile is connected.
Wireless status icon status:
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Power to the WAN radio is off
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No association
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No signal
•
Weak signal
•
Medium signal
•
Strong signal
Using the Bluetooth connection
Bluetooth can connect devices a short distance from one another, and is commonly used for connecting
peripheral devices to a computer, transferring data between hand-held devices and a personal computer, or
remotely controlling and communicating with devices such as mobile phones.
Depending on the model, your computer might support the Bluetooth feature. To transfer data through
the Bluetooth feature, do the following:
Note: If you use the wireless feature (the 802.11 standards) of your computer simultaneously with a
Bluetooth option, the data transmission speed can be delayed and the performance of the wireless feature
can be degraded.
1. Ensure that the Bluetooth feature is enabled.
• For Windows 7: Press the wireless-radios control key
and turn on the Bluetooth feature.
• For Windows 10:
a. Open the Start menu and click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display
all programs. Then click Settings
b.
Do either of the following:
– ClickDevices ➙ Bluetooth. Turn on the Bluetooth feature.
– Click Network & Internet ➙ Airplane mode. Turn on the Bluetooth feature.
2. Right-click the data that you want to send.
3. Select Send To ➙ Bluetooth Devices.
4. Select a Bluetooth device, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
For more information, refer to the Windows help information system and the Bluetooth help information
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Using the NFC devices
Depending on the model, your computer might come with the Near field communication (NFC) feature. Near
field communication is a high-frequency and short-range wireless communications technology. By using the
NFC feature, you can establish the radio communications between your computer and another NFC-enabled
device over a few centimeters. Some Lenovo apps are using the NFC feature.
This section provides the basic instructions on paring your computer with an NFC device. For more
information about data transfer, refer to the documentation of the NFC device.
Attention:
• Before handling the NFC card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. Otherwise the card might
get damaged by the static electricity from your body.
• During the data transfer, do not put your computer or NFC-enabled smartphone into sleep mode;
otherwise, your data could get damaged.
Pairing your computer with an NFC card
Before you start, ensure that the card is in NFC Data Exchange
Format (NDEF), otherwise the card cannot be detected. Then do
the following:
1. Position the card closely above the NFC label as shown. Align
the shorter edge of the card with the horizontal extension line
for the center of the NFC label.
2. Slowly move the card in the direction towards computer display
within a 0.5 cm (0.20 inch) distance. Then hold the card
for seconds until you are prompted that the card has been
successfully detected.
Pairing your computer with an NFC-enabled smartphone
Before you start, ensure that the smartphone screen is facing
upward. Then do the following:
1. Position the smartphone closely above the NFC label as shown.
Align the shorter edge of the smartphone with the horizontal
extension line for the center of the NFC label.
2. Slowly move the smartphone in the direction towards the
computer display within a 3 cm (1.18 inches) distance. Then
hold the smartphone for seconds until you are prompted that
the smartphone has been successfully detected.
Enabling the NFC feature
By default, the NFC feature is enabled. If the NFC feature of your computer is disabled, do the following to
enable the NFC feature:
• For Windows 7:
1. Start the ThinkPad Setup program. See “Security menu” on page 80.
2. Select Security ➙ I/O Port Access.
3. Set the NFC device option to Enabled.
• For Windows 10:
1. Open the Start menu and then click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display all
programs, and then click Settings ➙ Network & Internet ➙ Airplane mode.
2. Turn off the Airplane mode.
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3. Turn on the NFC function.
Using an external display
You can use an external display such as a projector or a monitor to give presentations or to expand your
workspace. This topic introduces how to connect an external display, choose display modes, and change
display settings.
Your computer supports the following video resolution, if the external monitor also supports that resolution.
• Up to 4096 x 2304, with an external display connected to the Mini DisplayPort connector
• Up to 4096 x 2160, with an external display connected to the HDMI connector
For more information about the external display, refer to the manuals provided with it.
Connecting an external display
You can use either a wired display or a wireless display. The wired display can be connected to the HDMI,
VGA, or mini DisplayPort connector by a cable. The wireless display can be added through the Wi-Di or
Miracast function.
• Connecting a wired display
Note: When you connect an external monitor, a video interface cable with a ferrite core is required.
1. Connect the external display to an appropriate video connector on your computer, such as the VGA
connector, mini DisplayPort connector, or HDMI connector.
2. Connect the external display to an electrical outlet.
3. Turn on the external display.
If your computer cannot detect the external display, do the following:
– For Windows 7: Right-click on the desktop, then click Screen resolution ➙ Detect.
– For Windows 10: Right-click on the desktop, then click Display settings ➙ Detect.
• Connecting a wireless display
Note: To use a wireless display, ensure that both your computer and the external display support the
Wi-Di or Miracast feature.
– For Windows 7
Open the Start menu and click Devices and Printers ➙ Add a device
– For Windows 10
Do one of the following:
– Open the Start menu and click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display all
programs. Then click Settings ➙ Devices ➙ Connected devices ➙ Add a device.
– Click the action center icon
on the taskbar. Click Connect. Select the desired wireless display
and follow the instructions on the screen.
For more information, refer to the Windows help information system.
Choosing a display mode
You can display your desktop and apps on the computer display, the external display, or both. To choose
how to display the video output, press the display-mode switching key
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and then select a display
There are four display modes:
• Disconnect: Displays the video output only on your computer screen.
Note: Depending on the situation, you might see Disconnect, PC screen only, Computer only, or
Disconnect projector.
• Duplicate: Displays the same video output on both your computer screen and an external display.
• Extend: Extends the video output from your computer display to an external display. You can drag and
move items between the two displays.
• Projector only: Shows the video output only on an external display.
Note: Depending on the situation, you might see Projector only or Second screen only.
Note: If you show DOS or programs using DirectDraw or Direct3D® in full-screen mode, only the main
display shows the video output.
Changing display settings
You can change the settings for both the computer display and the external display. For example, you
can define which one is the main display and which one is the secondary display. You also can change
the resolution and orientation.
To change display settings, do the following:
1. Right-click on the desktop and select Screen Resolution or Display settings.
2. Select the display that you want to configure.
3. Change display settings as you want.
Note: If you set a higher resolution for the computer display than the external display, only part of the screen
can be shown on the external display.
Using audio features
Your computer is equipped with the following items:
• Built-in microphones
• Built-in speakers
• Combo audio connector, 3.5 mm (0.14 inch) in diameter
Your computer also has an audio chip that enables you to enjoy various multimedia audio features, such
as the following:
• Compliant with Intel High Definition Audio
• Playback of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer-3
(MP3) files
• Recording and playback of pulse-code modulation (PCM) and Waveform Audio File Format (WAV) files
• Recording from various sound sources, such as a headset attached
The following table shows the supported functions for the audio devices attached to the connectors on your
computer or ThinkPad OneLink Dock.
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Table 1. Audio feature list
Connector
Headset with a 3.5 mm
(0.14–inch), 4-pole plug
Conventional
headphones
Conventional
microphone
Combo audio connector on
the computer
Headphone and
microphone functions
supported
Headphone function
supported
Not supported
To configure the microphone for optimal sound recording, use the SmartAudio program. To start the
program, go to Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound ➙ SmartAudio.
Using the camera
If your computer has an integrated camera, you can use the camera to preview your video image and
take a snapshot of your current image.
To start the camera, do the following:
• For Windows 7: Start the Communications Utility program. See “Accessing Lenovo programs” on
page 16.
• For Windows 10: Open the Start menu, and click Camera from the all apps list.
When the camera is started, the green camera-in-use indicator turns on.
You also can use the integrated camera with other programs that provide features such as photographing,
video capturing, and video conferencing. To use the integrated camera with other programs, open one of the
programs and start the photographing, video capturing, or video conferencing function. Then, the camera
starts automatically and the green camera-in-use indicator turns on.
For more information about using the camera with a program, refer to the help information system of the
program.
Configuring camera settings
You can configure the camera settings to meet your needs, such as adjusting the quality of the video output.
To configure the camera settings, do the following:
• For Windows 7: Start the Communications Utility program and configure the camera settings as desired.
• For Windows 10: Do one of the following:
– Open the Camera app, click the settings icon in the upper-right corner. Follow the instructions on the
screen to configure the camera settings as desired.
– Click Lenovo Settings from the Start menu. Then click Camera. Follow the instructions on the
screen to configure the camera settings as desired.
Using the microSD card
Your computer has a microSD card reader that supports the following types of cards:
• Secure Digital (SD) card
• Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) card
• Secure Digital eXtended-Capacity (SDXC) card
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Note: Your computer does not support the content protection for recordable media (CPRM) feature
for the SD card.
Attention:
• Before handling a microSD card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object. This action reduces any
static electricity from your body. Static electricity can damage the card.
• During the data transfer, do not put your computer into sleep or hibernation mode before the data transfer
is completed; otherwise, your data could get damaged.
• Before removing a card, stop the card first. Otherwise, data on the card might get damaged or lost.
• Do not remove a card while the computer is in sleep mode or hibernation mode. Otherwise, the system
might not respond when you try to resume operation.
To install or remove a microSD card, do the following:
1. Open the cover of the micro-SD-card slot at the rear of the computer.
2. Push the microSD card inward a little bit until you hear a click and then release it. The microSD card
ejects. Gently slide the card out of the card slot.
Notes:
• Before you remove the card from your computer, you need to eject the card from the Windows
operating system first. To eject the card from the Windows operating system, do the following:
a. Click the triangular icon in the Windows notification area to show hidden icons. Then, right-click
the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon.
b. Select the item you want to remove to stop the card.
• If you do not remove the card from your computer after you eject the card from the Windows
operating system, the card can no longer be accessed. To access the card, you must remove
it first, then insert it again.
3. Insert the new microSD card. The card might stop before it is completely installed into the card reader.
Insert the card firmly until you hear a click. Ensure that the metal contacts of the card are facing up and
pointing toward the computer.
Notes: If the plug-and-play feature is not enabled for the installed card, do the following to enable
the feature:
a. Open Control Panel.
b. Click Hardware and Sound.
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c. Click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
d. From the Action menu, select Add legacy hardware. The Add Hardware Wizard starts.
e. Follow the instructions on the screen.
4. Close the cover of the card slot.
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Chapter 3. Enhancing your computer
This chapter provides instructions on how to use hardware devices to expand your computer capabilities.
If you want to expand the capabilities of your computer, Lenovo has a number of hardware accessories and
upgrades to meet your needs. Options include storage devices, network cards, docks, batteries, power
adapters, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, and more.
You can shop at Lenovo 24 hours a day, 7 days a week directly over the World Wide Web. All you need is an
Internet connection and a credit card.
To shop at Lenovo, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/essentials
Depending on the models, your computer might be shipped with a dock. For instructions on how to use the
dock, refer to the documentation that comes with the dock.
If your computer does not come with a dock, you can purchase one from http://www.lenovo.com/accessories.
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Chapter 4. You and your computer
This chapter provides information about accessibility, comfort, and traveling with your computer.
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“Accessibility and comfort” on page 53
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“Traveling with your computer” on page 57
Accessibility and comfort
Good ergonomic practice is important to get the most from your personal computer and to avoid discomfort.
Arrange your workplace and the equipment you use to suit your individual needs and the kind of work
that you perform. In addition, use healthy work habits to maximize your performance and comfort while
using your computer.
The following topics provide information about arranging your work area, setting up your computer
equipment, and establishing healthy work habits.
Lenovo is committed to providing the latest information and technology to our customers with disabilities.
Refer to our accessibility information which outlines our efforts in this area. See “Accessibility information”
on page 54.
Ergonomic information
Working in the virtual office might mean adapting to frequent changes in your environment. For example,
adapting to the surrounding light sources, proper seating, and the placement of your computer hardware,
can help you improve your performance and achieve greater comfort.
The following example shows someone in a conventional setting. Even when not in such a setting, you can
follow many of these tips. Develop good habits, and they will serve you well.
General posture: Make minor modifications in your working posture to deter the onset of discomfort
caused by long periods of working in the same position. Frequent, short breaks from your work also help
to prevent minor discomfort associated with your working posture.
Display: Position the display to maintain a comfortable viewing distance of 510-760 mm (20-30 inches).
Avoid glare or reflections on the display from overhead lighting or outside sources of light. Keep the display
screen clean and set the brightness to levels that enable you to see the screen clearly.
Head position: Keep your head and neck in a comfortable and neutral (vertical, or upright) position.
Chair: Use a chair that gives you good back support and seat height adjustment. Use chair adjustments to
best suit your desired posture.
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Arm and hand position: Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed and neutral (horizontal) position.
Type with a soft touch without pounding the keys.
Leg position: Keep your thighs parallel to the floor and your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest.
What if you are traveling?
It might not be possible to observe the best ergonomic practices when you are using your computer while
on the move or in a casual setting. Regardless of the setting, try to observe as many of these tips as
possible. Sitting properly and using adequate lighting, for example, will help you maintain desirable levels
of comfort and performance.
Questions about vision?
The visual display screens of ThinkPad notebook computers are designed to meet the highest standards
and to provide you with clear, crisp images and large, bright displays that are easy to see, yet easy on the
eyes. Of course, any concentrated and sustained visual activity can be tiring. If you have questions on eye
fatigue or visual discomfort, consult a vision care specialist for advice.
Comfort
Observe the following guidelines to achieve greater comfort and improve performance.
Active sitting and rest breaks: The longer you sit and work with your computer, the more important it is to
observe your working posture. Follow “Ergonomic information” on page 53 and practice “active sitting” to
avoid discomfort associated with your working postures. Making minor voluntary postural changes and
taking short frequent work breaks are the key ingredients for healthy computing. Your computer is light and
mobile; you can easily reposition your working surface to accommodate many posture modifications.
Work area setup options: Familiarize yourself with all of your office furniture so that you know how to adjust
your work surface, seat, and other work tools to accommodate your preferences for comfort. If your work
area is not in an office setting, be sure to take special note of employing active sitting and taking work
breaks. Many ThinkPad product solutions are available to help you modify and expand your computer to
best suit your needs. You can find some of these options at http://www.lenovo.com/essentials. Explore your
options for docking solutions and external products that provide the adjustability and features that you want.
Accessibility information
Lenovo is committed to providing users who have hearing, vision, and mobility limitations with greater
access to information and technology. This section provides information about the ways these users can get
the most out of their computer experience. You also can get the most up-to-date accessibility information
from the following Web site:
http://www.lenovo.com/accessibility
Keyboard shortcuts
The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that can help make your computer easier to use.
Note: Depending on your keyboard, some of the following keyboard shortcuts might not be available.
Keyboard shortcut
Function
Windows logo key + U
Open Ease of Access Center
Right Shift for eight seconds
Turn on or turn off Filter Keys
Shift five times
Turn on or turn off Sticky Keys
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Keyboard shortcut
Function
Num Lock for five seconds
Turn on or turn off Toggle Keys
Left Alt+Left Shift+Num Lock
Turn on or turn off Mouse Keys
Left Alt+Left Shift+PrtScn (or PrtSc)
Turn on or turn off High Contrast
For more information, go to http://windows.microsoft.com/, and then perform a search using any of the
following keywords: keyboard shortcuts, key combinations, shortcut keys.
Ease of Access Center
Ease of Access Center on the Windows operating system enables users to configure their computers to
suit their physical and cognitive needs.
To use Ease of Access Center, do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel, and ensure that you view Control Panel using Category.
2. Click Ease of Access ➙ Ease of Access Center.
3. Choose the appropriate tool by following the instructions on the screen.
Ease of Access Center mainly includes the following tools:
• Magnifier
Magnifier is a useful utility that enlarges the entire screen or part of the screen so that you can see
the items better.
• Narrator
Narrator is a screen reader that reads what is displayed on the screen aloud and describes events such as
error messages.
• On-Screen Keyboard
If you prefer to type or enter data into your computer using a mouse, joystick, or other pointing device
instead of a physical keyboard, you can use On-Screen Keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard displays a visual
keyboard with all the standard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, or
you can tap to select the keys if your computer supports multi-touch screen.
• High Contrast
High Contrast is a feature that heightens the color contrast of some text and images on your screen. As a
result, those items are more distinct and easier to identify.
• Personalized keyboard
Adjust keyboard settings to make your keyboard easier to use. For example, you can use your keyboard
to control the pointer and make the keyboard easier to type certain key combinations.
• Personalized mouse
Adjust mouse settings to make your mouse easier to use. For example, you can change the pointer
appearance and make your mouse easier to manage windows.
Speech Recognition
Speech Recognition enables you to control your computer by voice.
Using only your voice, you can start programs, open menus, click objects on the screen, dictate text into
documents, and write and send e-mails. Everything you do with the keyboard and mouse can be done with
only your voice.
To use Speech Recognition, do the following:
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1. Go to Control Panel, and ensure that you view Control Panel using Category.
2. Click Ease of Access ➙ Speech Recognition.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Screen-reader technologies
Screen-reader technologies are primarily focused on software program interfaces, help information systems,
and various online documents. For additional information about screen readers, see the following:
• Using PDFs with screen readers:
http://www.adobe.com/accessibility.html?promoid=DJGVE
• Using the JAWS screen reader:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/jaws-hq.asp
• Using the NVDA screen reader:
http://www.nvaccess.org/
Screen resolution
You can make the text and images on your screen easier to read by adjusting the screen resolution of your
computer.
To adjust the screen resolution, do the following:
1. Right-click an empty area of the desktop and select Screen resolution.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: Setting a resolution too low might prevent some items from fitting on the screen.
Customizable item size
You can make the items on your screen easier to read by changing the item size.
• To change the item size temporarily, use the Magnifier tool in Ease of Access Center. See “Ease of
Access Center” on page 55.
• To change the item size permanently, do the following:
– Change the size of all the items on your screen.
1. Go to Control Panel, and ensure that you view Control Panel using Category.
2. Click Appearance and Personalization ➙ Display.
3. Change the item size by following the instructions on the screen.
4. Click Apply. This change will take effect the next time you log in to the operating system.
– Change the size of the items on a Web page.
Press and hold Ctrl, and then press the plus-sign key (+) to enlarge or the minus-sign key (-) to
reduce the text size.
– Change the size of the items on the desktop or a window.
Note: This function might not work on some windows.
If your mouse has a wheel, press and hold Ctrl, and then scroll the wheel to change the item size.
Industry-standard connectors
Your computer provides industry-standard connectors that enable you to connect assistive devices.
For more information about the location and function of the connectors, see “Locating computer controls,
connectors, and indicators” on page 1.
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Documentation in accessible formats
Lenovo provides electronic documentation in accessible formats, such as properly tagged PDF files or
HyperText Markup Language (HTML) files. Lenovo electronic documentation is developed to ensure
that visually impaired users can read the documentation through a screen reader. Each image in the
documentation also includes adequate alternative text so that visually impaired users can understand the
image when they use a screen reader.
Traveling with your computer
This topic provides information to help you work with your computer when you are traveling.
Travel tips
Use the following travel tips to travel more confidently and efficiently with your computer.
• Although it is safe to allow your computer to go through the x-ray machines at airport security stations, it
is important to keep your eyes on the computer at all times to prevent theft.
• Consider bringing an electrical adapter for use in an airplane or automobile.
• If you carry an ac power adapter, detach the ac cord from it to avoid damaging the cord.
Travel tips on airplanes
If you carry your computer into an airplane, take note of the following tips:
• If you intend to use your computer or wireless services (such as Internet and Bluetooth), check with the
airline for restrictions and availability of services before boarding the airplane. If there are restrictions
on the use of computers with wireless features on the airplane, you must abide by those restrictions. If
necessary, enable the Airplane mode before boarding. In the Airplane mode, all wireless features are
disabled. To enable the Airplane mode, do the following:
1. Open the Start menu and click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display all
programs.
2. Click Settings ➙ Network & Internet ➙ Airplane mode.
3. Slide the control to enable Airplane mode.
• Be careful about the seat in front of you on airplanes. Angle your computer display so that it does not get
caught when the person in front of you leans back.
• When taking off, remember to turn off your computer or put it into hibernation mode.
Travel accessories
The following is a checklist of items to consider packing when you are going to travel:
• ThinkPad ac power adapter
• Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
• Mini-DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Cable
• External mouse, if you are accustomed to using one
• A quality carrying case that provides adequate cushion and protection
• Ethernet cable
• External storage device
• HDMI cable
• ThinkPad OneLink+ to RJ45 Adapter
• ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock
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• ThinkPad OneLink+ to VGA/RJ45 Adapter
If you are traveling to another country, you might want to consider an ac power adapter for the country to
which you are traveling.
To purchase travel accessories, go to http://www.lenovo.com/accessories.
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Chapter 5. Security
This chapter provides information about how to protect your computer from theft and unauthorized use.
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“Using passwords” on page 59
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“Solid-state drive security” on page 63
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“Setting the security chip” on page 64
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“Using the fingerprint reader” on page 65
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“Notice on deleting data from your solid-state drive” on page 68
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“Using firewalls” on page 68
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“Protecting data against viruses” on page 68
Using passwords
You can help prevent your computer from unauthorized use by using passwords. Once you set a password,
a prompt is displayed on the screen each time you turn on the computer. Enter your password at the prompt.
You cannot use the computer unless you type the correct password.
If you have set a power-on password, a supervisor password, or a hard disk password, it unlocks
automatically when the computer resumes from sleep mode.
Note: If a Windows password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it.
Typing passwords
When this icon is displayed, type a power-on password or a supervisor password.
When this icon is displayed, type a user hard disk password. To type a master hard disk password,
press F1. When the icon changes to
Note: To return to the icon
, type the master hard disk password
, press F1 again.
Power-on password
You can set a power-on password to help protect your computer against access by unauthorized users.
If you set a power-on password, the password prompt is displayed on the screen whenever you turn on the
computer. You must enter the correct password to start using the computer.
Setting, changing, or removing a power-on password
Before you start, print these instructions.
To set, change, or remove a power-on password, do the following:
1. Restart the computer. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1 to start the ThinkPad Setup program.
2. Select Security ➙ Password ➙ Power-on Password by using the directional keys.
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3. Depending on your need, do one of the following:
• To set a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter New Password field, type a desired password and press Enter.
b. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password and press Enter.
• To change a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current power-on password and press Enter.
b. In the Enter New Password field, type the new power-on password and press Enter; then retype
the password in the Confirm New Password field and Enter.
• To remove a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current power-on password and press Enter.
b. Leave the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields blank. Press Enter twice.
4. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press Enter to continue.
5. Press F10. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed. Select Yes to save the configuration changes
and exit the ThinkPad Setup program.
Note: You might want to record your password and store it in a safe place. Otherwise, if you forget the
password, you have to take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have
the password canceled.
Supervisor password
The supervisor password protects the system information stored in the ThinkPad Setup program. If you have
set a supervisor password, no one can change the configuration of the computer without the password. It
provides the following security features:
• If only a supervisor password is set, a password prompt is displayed when you try to start the ThinkPad
Setup program. Unauthorized users cannot access the ThinkPad Setup program without the password.
• The system administrator can use the supervisor password to access a computer even if the user of that
computer has set a power-on password. The supervisor password overrides the power-on password.
• If both a supervisor password and a power-on password are set, you can do the following only if you
have the supervisor password:
– Changing or deleting the power-on password
– Changing or deleting the supervisor password
– Changing date and time
– Specifying the minimum length for power-on password and hard disk password
– Changing the setting for the security chip
– Erasing the fingerprint data
– Enabling or disabling the following features:
– Wake on LAN and Flash over LAN
– Lock UEFI BIOS Settings
– Password at unattended boot
– Boot Device List F12 Option
– Boot Order Lock
– Flash BIOS Updating by End-Users
– Internal network device
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– Internal wireless device
– Internal Bluetooth device
– Internal Network Option ROM
– Internal wireless-WAN device
– Security mode
– Fingerprint reader priority
Notes:
• The system administrator can set the same supervisor password on many ThinkPad notebook computers
to make administration easier.
• When Lock UEFI BIOS Settings option is enabled, all BIOS settings cannot be changed. To change
the settings, a supervisor password is required.
Setting, changing, or removing a supervisor password
Before you start, print these instructions.
Only a system administrator can set, change, or remove a supervisor password. To set, change, or remove a
supervisor password, do the following:
1. Restart the computer. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1 to start the ThinkPad Setup program.
2. Select Security ➙ Password ➙ Supervisor Password by using the directional keys.
3. Depending on your needs, do one of the following:
• To set a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter New Password field, type a desired password and press Enter.
b. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password and press Enter.
• To change a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor password and press Enter.
b. In the Enter New Password field, type the new supervisor password and press Enter; then retype
the password in the Confirm New Password field and press Enter.
• To remove a password, do the following:
a. In the Enter Current Password field, type the current supervisor password and press Enter.
b. Leave the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields blank. Press Enter twice.
4. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press Enter to continue.
5. Press F10. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed. Select Yes to save the configuration changes
and exit the ThinkPad Setup program.
Note: You might want to record your password and store it in a safe place. The next time you open the
ThinkPad Setup program, you will be prompted to type your supervisor password to proceed. If you forget
your supervisor password, Lenovo cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo
reseller or a Lenovo marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is
required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
Hard disk passwords
The following two types of hard disk passwords can help protect the information stored on the solid-state
drive:
• User hard disk password
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If a user hard disk password has been set, but no master hard disk password has been, the user must
enter the user hard disk password to access files and applications on the solid-state drive.
• Master hard disk password
The master hard disk password also requires a user hard disk password. The master hard disk password
is usually set and used by a system administrator. It enables the administrator to access any solid-state
drive in a system like a master key. The administrator sets the master password; then assigns a user
password for each computer in the network. The user can then change the user password as desired, but
the administrator still can get access by using the master password.
When a master hard disk password is set, only the administrator can remove the user hard disk password.
Setting a hard disk password
Before you start, print these instructions.
To set a hard disk password, do the following:
1. Restart the computer. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1 to start the ThinkPad Setup program.
2. Select Security ➙ Password ➙ Hard disk x Password by using the directional keys.
3. A password window is displayed. You are prompted to select User or User + Master. Select User if
you want to set only one hard disk password. Select User + Master if you want to set a user hard disk
password and a master hard disk password, for example if you are an administrator or a supervisor.
• If you select User, do the following:
a. When a window for typing the new password opens, type your new password in the Enter New
Password field and press Enter.
b. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the password you just entered and press Enter.
• If you select User + Master, do the following:
a. First, set a user hard disk password. When a message window prompts you to set the user hard
disk password, press Enter to continue. Type your new user hard disk password in the Enter
New Password field and press Enter. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password
field and press Enter.
b. Then, set a master hard disk password. When a message window prompts you to set the master
hard disk password. Press Enter to continue. Type your new master hard disk password in the
Enter New Password field and press Enter. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password
field and press Enter.
4. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press Enter to continue.
5. Press F10. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed. Select Yes to save the configuration changes
and exit the ThinkPad Setup program.
The next time you turn on your computer, type the user or master hard disk password to start your computer
and access the operating system.
Changing or removing a hard disk password
To change or remove the hard disk password, do the following:
• If you are in User + Master hard disk mode, you can select either User HDP or Master HDP to change
the password, depending on your needs.
– If you select User HDP mode, follow the following steps to change the user hard disk password:
1. Type the current user hard disk password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
2. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field and press Enter; then retype the
password in the Confirm New Password field and press Enter.
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3. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press Enter again to continue. The user hard disk password
is changed.
Note: The hard disk password cannot be removed in User HDP mode.
– If you select Master HDP mode, follow the following steps to change the master hard disk password:
1. Type the current master hard disk password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
2. Type the new master hard disk password in the Enter New Password field and press Enter; then
retype the new password you just entered in the Confirm New Password field and press Enter.
3. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press Enter to continue. The master hard disk password is
changed.
Note: If you leave the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields blank and press Enter
twice, both the user and master hard disk passwords are removed.
• If you are in User hard disk mode, follow the following steps to change the user hard disk password:
1. Follow steps 1 through 7 in “Setting a hard disk password” on page 62, typing your password to
start the ThinkPad Setup program.
2. Type the current user hard disk password in the Enter Current Password field and press Enter.
3. Type the new password in the Enter New Password field and press Enter; then retype the new
password in the Confirm New Password field and press Enter.
4. A Setup Notice window is displayed. Press Enter again to continue. The user hard disk password is
changed.
Note: If you leave the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields blank and press Enter
twice, the user hard disk password is removed.
Tips on using the hard disk passwords
• You can set the minimum length of a hard disk password through the Security menu.
• If you set a hard disk password of over seven characters, the solid-state drive can be used only with a
computer that can recognize a hard disk password of over seven characters. If you then install the
solid-state drive in a computer that cannot recognize a hard disk password that contains more than
seven characters, you cannot access the drive.
• Record your password and store it in a safe place. If you forget the user hard disk password, or both user
and master hard disk passwords, Lenovo cannot reset your passwords or recover data from the solid-state
drive. You must take your computer to a Lenovo reseller or a marketing representative to have the
solid-state drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.
Notes: The eDrive storage drives or Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal-compliant storage drives provide
self-encryption capabilities to secure your data.
• If a TCG Opal-compliant storage drive and a TCG Opal management software program are installed, and
the TCG Opal management software program is activated, the hard disk password is not available.
• If an eDrive storage drive is installed in your computer, and your computer is preinstalled with the
Windows 10 operating system, the hard disk password is not available.
Solid-state drive security
To protect passwords from unauthorized security attacks, refer to the following tips to maximize security:
• Set a power-on password as well as a hard disk password for your internal solid-state drive. Refer to the
procedures in “Power-on password” on page 59 and “Hard disk passwords” on page 61. For security,
a longer password is recommended.
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• To provide reliable security for the UEFI BIOS, use the security chip and a security application with a
Trusted Platform Module management feature. Refer to “Setting the security chip” on page 64.
• If a Disk Encryption storage drive is installed in your computer, be sure to protect the contents of your
computer memory from unauthorized access by use of drive encryption software, such as Microsoft
Windows BitLocker® Drive Encryption. See “Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption” on page 64.
• Before you dispose of, sell, or hand over your computer, delete data stored on it. For more information,
refer to “Notice on deleting data from your solid-state drive” on page 68.
The solid-state drive built into your computer can be protected by the UEFI BIOS.
Using Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption
To help protect your computer against unauthorized access, use the drive encryption software, such as
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is an integral security feature of some editions of the Windows
operating system. It can help you protect the operating system and data stored on your computer, even
if your computer is lost or stolen. BitLocker works by encrypting all user and system files, including the
swap and hibernation files.
BitLocker uses a Trusted Platform Module to provide enhanced protection for your data and to ensure early
boot component integrity. A compatible TPM is defined as a V1.2 TPM.
To check the BitLocker status, go to Control Panel, and click System and Security ➙ BitLocker Drive
Encryption.
For more information about Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, see the help information system of the
Windows operating system, or search for “Microsoft Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step
Guide” on the Microsoft Web site.
Encryption solid-state drive
Some models contain the Encryption solid-state drive. This feature helps to protect your computer against
security attacks on media, NAND flash, or device controllers by use of a hardware encryption chip. For the
efficient use of the encryption feature, set a hard disk password for the internal storage device.
Setting the security chip
Strict security requirements are imposed on network client computers that transfer confidential information
electronically. Depending on the options you ordered, your computer might have an embedded security
chip, a cryptographic microprocessor. With the security chip, you can do the following:
• Protect your data and system
• Strengthen access controls
• Secure communications
Before you start, print these instructions.
To set an item on the Security Chip submenu, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer. Wait for about five seconds, and then turn on your computer again.
2. When the logo screen is displayed, press F1 to start the ThinkPad Setup program.
3. Select Security ➙ Security Chip by using the directional keys.
4. Press Enter. The Security Chip submenu opens.
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5. Move to an item you want to set by using the directional keys. When the item is highlighted, press Enter.
6. Set other items that you want to set.
7. Press F10. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed. Select Yes to save the configuration changes
and exit.
Notes:
• Ensure that the supervisor password has been set in ThinkPad Setup. Otherwise anyone can change the
settings for the security chip.
• If the security chip is inactive or disabled, the Clear Security Chip option will not be displayed.
• When you clear the security chip, turn off your computer and then turn it on again after you set the
security chip to Active. Otherwise, the Clear Security Chip option is not displayed.
Using the fingerprint reader
Depending on the model, your computer might have a fingerprint reader. Fingerprint authentication can
replace your passwords, such as the Windows password, power-on password, and hard disk password. In
this way, you can log in to your computer simply and securely.
To enable fingerprint authentication, enroll your fingerprints first. During the enrollment, the fingerprints are
associated with the Windows password automatically. To associate your fingerprints with your power-on
password and hard disk password, manually create a connection.
Enrolling your fingerprints
It is recommended that you enroll more than one fingerprint in case of any injuries to your fingers. To
enroll your fingerprints, do the following:
• For Windows 7
1. Start the fingerprint program. For instructions on how to start the fingerprint program, see “Lenovo
programs” on page 16.
2. Enter the Windows password as required.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the enrollment.
For more information about how to use the fingerprint reader, refer to the help system of the fingerprint
program.
• For Windows 10
1. Open the Start menu and then click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display all
programs, and then click Settings ➙ Accounts ➙ Sign-in options.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the enrollment.
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Scanning your finger
To scan your finger, tap the fingerprint reader with the top joint of your finger and hold your finger there for
one or two seconds with a little pressure. Then lift the finger to complete one scan.
Behavior of the fingerprint reader indicator
Indicator behavior
Description
1 Off
The fingerprint reader is not ready for tapping.
2 Solid green
The fingerprint reader is ready for tapping.
3 Amber, blinking
The fingerprint cannot be authenticated.
Associating your fingerprints with your power-on password and hard disk password
To associate your fingerprints with your power-on password and hard disk password, do the following:
1. Turn off and then turn on the computer.
2. When prompted, scan your finger on the fingerprint reader.
3. Enter your power-on password, hard disk password, or both as required. The connection is created.
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When you start the computer again, you can use your fingerprints to log in to the computer with no need to
enter your Windows password, power-on password, and hard disk password.
Attention: If you always use your fingerprint to log in to the computer, you might forget your passwords.
Write down your passwords, and keep them in a safe place. If you forget your power-on password,
you must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the
password canceled. If you forget your hard disk password, Lenovo cannot reset your password or recover
data from the storage drive. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing
representative to have the storage drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged
for parts and service.
Setting the fingerprint reader
You can set the fingerprint reader in the fingerprint program if available. You also can change the following
settings in the ThinkPad Setup program:
• Predesktop Authentication: Enables or disables fingerprint authentication before the operating system
is loaded.
• Reader Priority: Defines the priority for the fingerprint readers if an external fingerprint reader is attached.
• Security Mode: Specifies the settings of the security mode.
• Password Authentication: Enables or disables the password authentication.
Note: This item is displayed only if High security mode is enabled.
• Reset Fingerprint Data: Select this item to erase all of the fingerprint data stored in either the internal
or external fingerprint reader.
To change the settings in the ThinkPad Setup program, see “Using the ThinkPad Setup program” on page 73.
Maintaining the fingerprint reader
The following actions could damage the fingerprint reader or cause it not to work properly:
• Scratching the surface of the reader with a hard, pointed object
• Scraping the surface of the reader with your fingernail or anything hard
• Using or touching the reader with a dirty finger
If you notice any of the following conditions, gently clean the surface of the reader with a dry, soft, lint-free
cloth:
• The surface of the reader is dirty or stained.
• The surface of the reader is wet.
• The reader often fails to enroll or authenticate your fingerprint.
If your finger has any of the following conditions, you might not be able to register or authenticate it:
• Your finger is wrinkled.
• Your finger is rough, dry, or injured.
• Your finger is stained with dirt, mud, or oil.
• The surface of your finger is different from the one when you enrolled your fingerprint.
• Your finger is wet.
• Your finger that you are currently using has not been enrolled before.
To improve the situation, try the following:
• Clean or wipe your hands to remove any excess dirt or moisture from the fingers.
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• Enroll and use a different finger for authentication.
Notice on deleting data from your solid-state drive
Some of the data stored on the solid-state drive might be sensitive. Handing your computer over to
someone else without deleting the installed software, such as operating systems and application software,
might even violate license agreements. Be sure to delete data stored on the solid-state drive before you
dispose of, sell, or hand over your computer.
You can use the following methods to delete data from the solid-state drive:
• Move the data to the Recycle Bin, and then empty the Recycle Bin.
• Delete the data.
• Format your solid-state drive, using the software for initializing it.
• Use the recovery program provided by Lenovo to bring the solid-state drive back to the factory default
settings.
These operations, however, only change the file location of the data; they do not delete the data itself. In
other words, the data retrieval processing is disabled under an operating system such as Windows operating
system. The data is still there, even though it seems to be lost. Thus, it is sometimes possible to read the
data by use of special software for data recovery. There is a risk that people of bad faith might read and
misuse the critical data on the solid-state drives for unexpected purposes.
To prevent leakage of data, it is important that you delete all the data from the solid-state drive when
you dispose of, sell, or hand over your computer. You can destroy the data physically by smashing the
solid-state drive with a hammer, or magnetically by means of strong magnetic power, thus making the data
unreadable. But it is recommended that you use the software (payware) or service (pay service) developed
for that purpose. The process might take several hours.
For disposing of data on the solid-state drive, Lenovo provides the Drive Erase Utility for Resetting the
Cryptographic Key and Erasing the Solid State Drive tool.
If an Encryption solid-state drive is supported and installed in your computer, you can logically dispose of
all the data on the drive in a short time by erasing the cryptographic key. The data encrypted with the old
key is not physically erased but remains on the drive; however, it cannot be decrypted without the old key.
This feature is also available with the Drive Erase Utility for Resetting the Cryptographic Key and Erasing the
Solid State Drive tool.
Using firewalls
If your system is preinstalled with a firewall program, it protects against computer Internet security threats,
unauthorized accesses, intrusions, and Internet attacks. It also protects your privacy.
For more information about how to use the firewall program, refer to the help information system that
comes with the program.
Protecting data against viruses
Your computer is preinstalled with an antivirus program so you can detect and eliminate viruses. The
antivirus program is designed to help you 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.
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For more information about how to use your antivirus software, refer to the help information system of
your antivirus software.
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Chapter 6. Advanced configuration
This chapter provides the following information to help you configure the computer:
•
“Installing a new operating system” on page 71
•
“Installing device drivers” on page 73
•
“Using the ThinkPad Setup program” on page 73
•
“Using system management” on page 87
Installing a new operating system
In some situations, you might need to install a new operating system. This topic provides instructions on
how to install a new operating system.
Installing the Windows 7 operating system
Before you start, print these instructions.
Attention: The process of installing a new operating system deletes all the data on your hard disk drive or
solid-state drive, including the data stored in a hidden folder.
To install the Windows 7 operating system, do the following:
1. Copy all the subdirectories and files in the C:\SWTOOLS directory to a removable storage device.
• The supplement files for the Windows 7 operating system are in the C:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES directory.
• The device drivers are in the C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS directory.
• The preinstalled programs are in the C:\SWTOOLS\APPS directory.
2. Start the ThinkPad Setup program. See “Using the ThinkPad Setup program” on page 73.
3. Select Startup ➙ Boot to display the Boot Priority Order submenu.
4. Select the drive that contains the operating system installation program, for example, USB HDD.
Then press Esc.
5. Select Startup ➙ UEFI/Legacy Boot. Then do one of the following:
• To install the Windows 7 (32-bit) operating system, select Legacy Only or Both.
• To install the Windows 7 (64-bit) operating system in Legacy mode, select Legacy Only.
• To install the Windows 7 (64-bit) operating system in UEFI mode, select UEFI Only.
Note: For computers with a non-volatile memory (NVM) Express drive, you can install the Windows
7 operating system onto the drive only in UEFI mode. In this case, ensure that you always select
UEFI Only.
6. Press the F10 key to exit the ThinkPad Setup program.
7. Insert the Windows 7 operating system installation DVD into the optical drive, and restart the computer.
Notes:
• If you are starting the installation DVD image from an external USB device or if your computer has an
NVM Express drive installed, do additional configurations before you start. For more information, go
to http://www.lenovo.com/support/installwin7viausb3.
• If an NVM Express drive is installed, additional drivers also are required. For more information, go to
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990941.
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8. Restore the C:\SWTOOLS directory that you backed up before installing the Windows 7 operating system.
9. Install the device drivers. See “Installing device drivers” on page 73.
10. Install the Windows 7 fix modules. You can find the Windows 7 fix modules in the C:\SWTOOLS\OSFIXES\
directory. For more information, go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base home page at:
http://support.microsoft.com/
11. Install the registry patches, for example, the Enabling Wake on LAN from Standby for ENERGY STAR
patch. To download and install the registry patches, go to the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Note: After installing the operating system, do not change the initial UEFI/Legacy Boot setting in the
ThinkPad Setup program. Otherwise the operating system will not start correctly.
When you install the Windows 7 operating system, you might need one of the following country or region
codes:
Country or region
Code
Country or region
Code
China
SC
Netherlands
NL
Denmark
DK
Norway
NO
Finland
FI
Spain
SP
France
FR
Sweden
SV
Germany
GR
Taiwan and Hong Kong
TC
Italy
IT
United States
US
Japan
JP
Installing the Windows 10 operating system
Before you start, print these instructions.
Attention: The process of installing a new operating system deletes all the data on your internal storage
drive, including the data that were stored in a hidden folder.
To install the Windows 10 operating system, do the following:
1. Connect the drive that contains the operating system installation program to the computer.
2. Start the ThinkPad Setup program. See “Using the ThinkPad Setup program” on page 73.
3. Select Startup ➙ Boot to display the Boot Priority Order submenu.
4. Select the drive that contains the operating system installation program, for example, USB HDD.
Then press Esc.
5. Select Restart and ensure that OS Optimized Defaults is enabled. Then press F10 to save the settings
and exit the ThinkPad Setup program.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the device drivers and necessary programs. See “Installing
device drivers” on page 73.
7. After installing the device drivers, apply Windows Update to get the latest modules, for example the
security patches.
8. Depending on your preference, install Lenovo programs. For information about Lenovo programs,
see “Lenovo programs” on page 16.
Note: After installing the operating system, do not change the initial UEFI/Legacy Boot setting in the
ThinkPad Setup program. Otherwise, the operating system will not start correctly.
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When you install the Windows 10 operating system, you might need one of the following country or region
codes:
Country or region
Code
Country or region
Code
China
SC
Netherlands
NL
Denmark
DK
Norway
NO
Finland
FI
Spain
SP
France
FR
Sweden
SV
Germany
GR
Taiwan and Hong Kong
TC
Italy
IT
United States
US
Japan
JP
Installing device drivers
Device driver is the program that operates a particular hardware device of the computer. If a device does
not perform well or you install a new device, you need to install or update the corresponding device driver.
For example, if you use the Windows 7 operating system, to use the USB 3.0 connector, you need to
download and install the USB 3.0 driver.
To download the latest device drivers, do the following:
1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.
2. Select your product name to view all the device drivers for your computer.
3. Select the device drivers you that you need, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Attention: Do not download the device drivers from the Windows Update Web. Always download the device
drivers from:
http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers
If you use the Windows 7 operating system, you also can find the device drivers in the C:\SWTOOLS\DRIVERS
directory on your solid-state drive. For more information, see “Reinstalling preinstalled programs and
device drivers” on page 117.
Using the ThinkPad Setup program
The ThinkPad Setup program enables you to select various setup configurations for your computer through
configuring the BIOS.
To configure the BIOS of your computer, do the following:
1. Restart the computer. When the Lenovo logo is displayed, press F1 to start the ThinkPad Setup program.
Note: If you are required to enter the supervisor password, enter the correct password. You also can
press Enter to skip the password prompt and start the ThinkPad Setup program. If you do not enter the
password, you cannot change the configurations that are protected by the supervisor password. For
more information, refer to “Using passwords” on page 59.
2. Use the cursor keys to select a tab; or use the cursor keys to locate an item and press Enter to select
the item. Then a submenu is displayed.
Note: Some menu items are displayed only if the computer supports the corresponding features.
3. Set the value of an item by doing one of the following:
• Press F6 to change to a higher value.
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• Press F5 to change to a lower value.
Note: Default values are in boldface.
4. To change other configurations, press the Esc key to exit the submenu and return to the parent menu.
5. When you complete the configuration, press F10. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed. Click Yes
to save the configuration and exit the ThinkPad Setup program. You also can select the Restart tab in
the ThinkPad Setup menu, and restart your computer with one of the provided options.
Note: You can press F9 to restore to the default settings.
Main menu
When you enter the ThinkPad Setup program, you will first see the Main menu as follows:
• UEFI BIOS Version
• UEFI BIOS Date
• Embedded Controller Version
• ME Firmware Version
• Machine Type Model
• System-unit serial number
• System board serial number
• Asset Tag
• CPU Type
• CPU Speed
• Installed Memory
• UUID
• MAC Address (Internal LAN)
• Preinstalled operating system license
• UEFI Secure Boot
• OA3 ID
• OA2
Config menu
To change the configuration of your computer, select the Config tab from the ThinkPad Setup menu.
The following table lists the Config menu items. Default values are in boldface. The menu items might
change without notice. Depending on the model, the default value might vary.
Attention: The default configurations are already optimized for you. Improper change of the configurations
might cause unexpected results.
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Table 2. Config menu items
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Network
Wake On LAN
• Disabled
Enable the computer to
power on when the Ethernet
controller receives a magic
packet (a special network
message).
• AC only
• AC and Battery
If you select AC Only, Wake
on LAN is enabled only
when the ac power adapter
is attached.
If you select AC and
Battery, Wake on LAN is
enabled with any power
sources.
Notes:
• The magic packet type
Wake on LAN requires
ac power.
• The Wake on LAN
function does not
work when a hard disk
password is set.
Ethernet LAN Option ROM
(for Legacy Only boot
mode or Both with Legacy
first)
• Disabled
UEFI IPv4 Network Stack
(for UEFI Only boot mode
or Both with UEFI first)
• Disabled
UEFI IPv6 Network Stack
• Disabled
(for UEFI Only boot mode
or Both with UEFI first)
UEFI PXE Boot Priority
(for UEFI Only boot mode
or Both with UEFI first for
boot capability and IPv6
and IPv4 stacks are both
enabled.)
Wake by WiGig Dock
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• IPv6 First
• IPv4 First
• Disabled
• Enabled
Load the Ethernet LAN
Option ROM to enable
startup from an integrated
network device.
Enable or disable Internet
Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
network stack for UEFI
environment.
Enable or disable Internet
Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
network stack for UEFI
environment.
Select network stack
priority for UEFI PXE boot.
Enable or disable the
wake-up feature by the
ThinkPad WiGig Dock from
low-power mode (sleep or
hibernation). If you select
Enabled, the battery life
might become shorter.
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Table 2. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
USB
USB UEFI BIOS Support
• Disabled
Enable or disable boot
support for USB storage
devices.
• Enabled
Always On USB
• Disabled
• Enabled
– Charge in Battery Mode
• Disabled
• Enabled
Keyboard/Mouse
TrackPoint
• Disabled
• Enabled
If you select Enabled, the
external USB devices can
be charged through USB
connectors even when the
computer is in low-power
mode (sleep, hibernate, or
power-off).
If you select Enabled, the
external USB devices can
be charged through USB
connectors even when
system is in hibernation
or power-off mode and in
battery mode.
Enable or disable the
built-in TrackPoint pointing
device.
Note: If you want to use
an external mouse, select
Disabled.
Trackpad
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enable or disable the
built-in trackpad.
Note: If you want to use
an external mouse, select
Disabled.
Fn and Ctrl Key swap
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enable exchanges of Fn
and Ctrl key action at the
bottom-left of the keyboard.
Disabled: Fn key and Ctrl
key behavior is as printed
on the keyboard.
Enabled: Fn key works as
Ctrl key. Ctrl key works as
Fn key.
F1–F12 as primary function
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enable the F1-F12 function
or the special function
printed as an icon on each
key as the primary function.
Enabled: Executes the
F1-F12 function.
Disabled: Executes the
special function.
To temporarily switch the
above two options, press
Fn+Esc to enable FnLock.
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Table 2. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
The FnLock indicator is on
when FnLock is enabled.
Fn Sticky key
• Disabled
• Enabled
Display
Boot Display Device
• ThinkPad LCD
• DisplayPort
• HDMI
• Display on dock
When the option is enabled,
you can press the Fn key
to keep it in a pressed
condition; then press the
desired function key. The
action is equivalent to
pressing the required key
simultaneously with the Fn
key. When you press the
Fn key twice, the state is
locked until you press the
Fn key again.
Select the display device
that is to be activated at
boot time. This selection
is effective for boot time,
password prompt, and
ThinkPad Setup.
DisplayPort is the mini
DisplayPort connector on
your computer.
HDMI is the HDMI
connector on your
computer.
Display on dock displays
connectors on a dock.
Shared Display Priority
• HDMI
• Display on dock
Total Graphics Memory
• 256 MB
• 512 MB
Select the priority between
shared display outputs.
HDMI and Dock displays
share a single display
output. This option chooses
which one is prioritized.
Allocate the total memory
which Intel internal graphics
shares.
Note: If you select 512
MB, the maximum usable
memory might be reduced
on 32–bit operating system.
Boot Time Extension
• Disabled
• 1 second
• 2 seconds
• 3 seconds
• 5 seconds
• 10 seconds
This option defines the
amount of time to extend
the boot process, in
seconds.
The system cannot detect
some external monitors
during boot because they
need a few seconds to be
ready. Try this option if the
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Table 2. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
monitor being used does
not display the boot screen.
Power
Intel SpeedStep®
technology
• Disabled
(Intel SpeedStep mounted
models only)
Mode for AC
• Enabled
• Maximum Performance
• Battery Optimized
Mode for Battery
• Maximum Performance
• Battery Optimized
Adaptive Thermal
Management
Scheme for AC
• Maximize Performance
Select the mode of Intel
SpeedStep technology at
runtime.
Maximum Performance:
Always highest speed.
Battery Optimized: Always
lowest speed.
Disabled: No runtime
support, highest speed.
Select a thermal
management scheme
to use.
• Balanced
Scheme for Battery
• Maximize Performance
• Balanced
Maximize Performance:
Reduce microprocessor
throttling.
Balanced: Balance
sound, temperature, and
performance.
Note: Each scheme affects
fan sound, temperature,
and performance.
CPU Power Management
• Disabled
• Enabled
Power On with AC Attach
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enable or disable the
power-saving feature that
stops the microprocessor
clock automatically when
there are no system
activities. Normally, it
is not necessary to change
the setting.
Enable or disable a feature
that powers on the system
when the ac power adapter
is attached.
If you select Enabled, the
system is powered on when
the ac power adapter is
attached. When the system
is in hibernate state, the
system resumes.
If you select Disabled, the
system is not powered on
nor resumed when the ac
power adapter is attached.
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Table 2. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Disable Built-in Battery
Enter
Temporarily disable the
internal built-in battery for
servicing the system. After
selecting this item, the
system will be automatically
powered off. The system is
then ready to be serviced.
Note: The battery will be
automatically re-enabled
when the ac power adapter
is reconnected to the
system.
Beep and Alarm
Password Beep
• Disabled
Enable this option to have
a beep sound when the
system is waiting for a
power-on, hard disk, or
supervisor password.
Different beeps will sound
when the entered password
matches or does not match
the configured password.
• Enabled
Keyboard Beep
• Enabled
Enable or disable keyboard
beep when unmanageable
key combinations are
pressed.
• Disabled
Intel (R) AMT
Intel (R) AMT Control
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Permanently Disabled
If you select Enabled, Intel
AMT (Active Management
Technology) is configured
and additional setup items
are provided in MEBx
(Management Engine BIOS
Extension) Setup.
If you select Permanently
Disabled, you will never be
able to enable it again. Be
cautious when you want to
use this option.
Note: You can enter the
MEBx Setup menu by
pressing the Ctrl+P key
combination in the Startup
Interrupt Menu window. To
display the Startup Interrupt
Menu window, press the
black button or Enter
key during the power-on
self-test (POST).
CIRA Timeout
0-255
Note: The default value is
60 seconds.
Set the timeout option for
CIRA connection to be
established. Selectable
second values are from 1 to
254.
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Table 2. Config menu items (continued)
Menu item
Value
Submenu item
Comments
If you select 0, use 60
seconds as the default
timeout value.
If you select 255, the
waiting time for establishing
a connection is unlimited.
Console Type
• PC ANSI
• VT100
• VT100+
• VT-UTF8
Select the console type for
AMT.
Note: This console type
should match the Intel AMT
remote console.
Date and Time menu
To change the date or time of your computer, select the Date/Time tab from the ThinkPad Setup menu.
Then do the following:
1. Use the cursor keys to select System Date or System Time.
2. Type a date or time.
Security menu
To change the security settings of your computer, select the Security tab from the ThinkPad Setup menu.
The following table lists the Security menu items. Default values are in boldface. The menu items might
change without notice. Depending on the model, the default value might vary.
Attention: The default configurations are already optimized for you. Improper change of the configurations
might cause unexpected results.
Table 3. Security menu items
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Password
Supervisor
Password
• Disabled
See “Supervisor password” on page 60.
Lock UEFI BIOS
Settings
• Disabled
Password at
Unattended Boot
• Disabled
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• Enabled
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Enable or disable the function that protects
items in ThinkPad Setup from being changed
by a user who does not have the supervisor
password. By default, this is set to Disabled.
If you set the supervisor password and enable
this function, no one but you can change any
items in ThinkPad Setup.
If you select and enable Password at
unattended boot, a password prompt is
displayed when the computer is turned on, from
either a power-off state or hibernation state, by
an unattended event such as a Wake on LAN
attempt. If you select Disabled, no password
prompt is displayed; the computer goes ahead
and loads the operating system. To prevent
Table 3. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
unauthorized access, set the user authentication
on the operating system.
Password at Restart
• Disabled
• Enabled
Password at Boot
Device List
• Disabled
• Enabled
If you select and enable Password at restart,
a password prompt is displayed when you
restart the computer. If you select Disabled, no
password prompt is displayed; the computer
goes ahead and loads the operating system.
To prevent unauthorized access, set the user
authentication on the operating system.
If the Security password is set, this option is
used to specify whether the Security password
must be entered to display the F12 boot device
list.
Select Enabled to prompt for the Security
password. Select Disabled to proceed without
any user action required.
Password Count
Exceeded Error
• Disabled
Set Minimum Length
• Disabled
Power-On Password
• Enabled
Select Enabled to show the POST 0199 error
and prompt for the Security password. Select
Disabled to hide the POST 0199 error and
proceed without any user action needed.
• x characters
(4≤x≤12)
Specify a minimum length for power-on
passwords and hard disk passwords. If you
set the supervisor password and specify a
minimum length for passwords, no one but you
can change the length.
• Disabled
See “Power-on password” on page 59.
• Enabled
Hard Disk 1
Password
• Disabled
• Enabled
Select "User" only or
"User+Master":
See “Hard disk passwords” on page 61.
Note: Hard Disk 1 means the hard disk drive
built into your computer.
• User
• User+Master
Fingerprint
Predesktop
Authentication
• Disabled
Reader Priority
• External ➙
Internal
• Enabled
• Internal Only
Security Mode
• Normal
• High
Password
Authentication
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enable or disable fingerprint authentication
before the operating system is loaded.
If External ➙ Internal is selected, an external
fingerprint reader is used if attached. Otherwise,
an internal fingerprint reader is used. If Internal
Only is selected, an internal fingerprint reader
is used.
If fingerprint authentication fails, you still can
start the computer by entering a password. If
you have selected Normal, enter a power-on
password or a supervisor password; if you have
selected High, enter a supervisor password.
Enable or disable password authentication.
This item is displayed only if you have selected
High for the Security Mode option.
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Table 3. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Security Chip
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Reset Fingerprint
Data
• Enter
This option is used to erase all fingerprint data
stored in the fingerprint reader and reset settings
to the factory state. As a result, any power-on
security features previously enabled will not be
able to work until they are re-enabled in the
fingerprint software.
Security Chip
Selection
• Discrete TPM
If you select Discrete TPM, you can use a
discrete TPM chip with TPM 1.2 mode. If you
select Intel PTT, you can use Intel Platform
Trusted technology (PTT) with TPM 2.0 mode.
• Intel PTT
If you change from Intel PTT to Discrete TPM,
a message pops up that all encryption keys will
be cleared in the security chip. If you want to
continue, select Yes.
If you change from Discrete TPM to Intel PTT, a
message pops up that all encryption keys will be
cleared in the security chip. Intel AMT and Intel
TXT are disabled when the security chip is set
to Intel PTT. If you want to continue, select Yes.
Note: Intel PTT can be used with the Windows
8 or later operating system.
Security Chip
• Active
• Inactive
• Disabled
(For Discrete TPM)
If you select Active, the security chip is
functional. If you select Inactive, the security
chip is visible, but it is not functional. If you
select Disabled, the security chip is hidden and
it is not functional.
Note: This item is displayed when Security Chip
Selection is set to Discrete TPM.
• Enabled
• Disabled
(For Intel PTT)
If you select Enabled, the security chip is
functional. If you select Disabled, the security
chip is hidden and it is not functional.
If you select Active, the security chip is
functional. If you select Inactive, the security
chip is visible, but it is not functional. If you
select Disabled, the security chip is hidden and
it is not functional.
Note: This item is displayed when Security Chip
Selection is set to Intel PTT.
Clear Security Chip
• Enter
Clear the encryption key.
Note: This item is displayed only if you have
selected Active or Enabled for the Security
Chip option.
Intel TXT Feature
* Unselectable when
Intel PPT is enabled.
• Disabled
• Enabled
Enable or disable Intel Trusted Execution
Technology.
Notes:
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Table 3. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
• This item is displayed only if you have
selected Discrete TPM for the Security Chip
option.
• This is set to disabled when Intel PTT is
enabled.
UEFI BIOS Update
Option
Memory Protection
Virtualization
Physical Presence
for Provisioning
• Disabled
Physical Presence
for Clear
• Disabled
Flash BIOS Updating
by End-Users
• Disabled
Secure RollBack
Prevention
• Disabled
Execution
Prevention
• Disabled
Intel Virtualization
Technology
• Disabled
Intel VT-d Feature
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
I/O Port Access
Ethernet LAN
• Disabled
• Enabled
Wireless LAN
• Disabled
• Enabled
Wireless WAN
• Disabled
• Enabled
Bluetooth
• Disabled
• Enabled
USB Port
• Disabled
• Enabled
Memory Card Slot
• Disabled
• Enabled
Integrated Camera
• Disabled
• Enabled
This option enables or disables the confirmation
message when you change the settings of the
security chip.
This option enables or disables the confirmation
message when you clear the security chip.
If you select Enabled, all users can update the
UEFI BIOS. If you select Disabled, only the
person who knows the supervisor password can
update the UEFI BIOS.
If you select Disabled, you can flash the earlier
version UEFI BIOS.
Some computer viruses and worms cause
memory buffers to overflow. By selecting
Enabled you can protect your computer against
attacks by such viruses and worms. If after
choosing Enabled you find that a program does
not run correctly, select Disabled and reset the
setting.
If you select Enabled, a Virtual Machine Monitor
(VMM) can utilize the additional hardware
capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization
Technology.
Intel VT-d stands for Intel Virtualization
Technology for Directed I/O. When enabled, a
VMM can utilize the platform infrastructure for
I/O virtualization.
If you select Enabled, you can use the Ethernet
LAN device.
If you select Enabled, you can use the
Wireless-LAN connection.
If you select Enabled, you can use the
wireless-WAN device.
If you select Enabled, you can use Bluetooth
devices.
If you select Enabled, you can use the USB
connectors.
If you select Enabled, you can use the USB
connectors.
If you select Enabled, you can use the integrated
camera.
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Table 3. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
Microphone
• Disabled
If you select Enabled, you can use the
microphones (internal, external, or line-in).
• Enabled
Fingerprint Reader
• Disabled
• Enabled
NFC Device
WiGig
• Disabled
If you select Enabled, you can use the
fingerprint reader.
• Enabled
If you select Enabled, you can use the NFC
device.
• Disabled
If you select Enabled, you can use the WiGig.
• Enabled
Internal Device
Access
Anti-Theft
Bottom Cover
Tamper Detection
• Disabled
Internal Storage
Tamper Detection
• Disabled
Computrace Module
Activation
• Disabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Enabled
• Permanently
Disabled
Enable or disable the tamper detection. If
tamper is detected, Supervisor Password is
required to boot the system. Bottom Cover
Tamper Detection will not take effect unless
Supervisor Password is enabled.
If you select Enabled, removing any internal
storage device when your computer is in sleep
mode will be detected. If you remove the internal
storage device while the computer is in sleep
mode, the computer will shut down when you
wake it up, and any unsaved data will be lost.
Enable or disable the UEFI BIOS interface to
activate the computrace module. Computrace
is an optional monitoring service from Absolute
Software.
Note: If you set the computrace module
activation to Permanently Disabled, you will be
unable to enable this setting again.
Secure Boot
Secure Boot
• Disabled
• Enabled
Platform Mode
• Setup Mode
Enable or disable the UEFI Secure Boot feature.
Select Enable to prevent unauthorized operating
systems from running at boot time. Select
Disabled to allow any operating systems to run
at boot time.
Specify the system operating mode.
• User Mode
Secure Boot Mode
• Standard Mode
Specify the Secure Boot mode.
• Custom Mode
Reset to Setup Mode
Enter
This option is used to clear the current platform
key and put the system into Setup Mode. You
can install your own platform key and customize
the Secure Boot signature databases in Setup
Mode.
Secure Boot mode will be set to Custom Mode.
Restore Factory
Keys
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This option is used to restore all keys and
certificates in Secure Boot databases to factory
defaults. Any customized Secure Boot settings
will be erased, and the default platform key
will be re-established along with the original
Table 3. Security menu items (continued)
Menu item
Submenu item
Value
Comments
signature databases including certificate for the
Windows 10 operating system.
Intel (R) SGX
Clear All Secure
Boot Keys
Enter
This option is used to clear all keys and
certificates in Secure Boot databases. You
can install your own keys and certificates after
selecting this option.
Intel (R) SGX Control
• Disabled
This option enables or disables Intel (R) Software
Guard Extension (SGX) function. Select
Disabled to disable SGX. Select Enable to
enable SGX. If you select Software Controlled,
the Software Guard Extension will be controlled
by the operating system.
• Enabled
• Software
Controlled
Device Guard
Device Guard
• Disabled
• Enabled
This option is used to support Microsoft Device
Guard.
When this option is enabled, Intel Virtualization
Technology, Intel VT-d Feature, Secure Boot,
and OS Optimized Defaults are automatically
enabled. Boot order is not selectable. The
computer only starts from the internal storage
drive.
To complete the configuration of Device Guard,
you have to set a supervisor password.
When this option is disabled, the setup options
are configurable and you can choose any boot
options to start the computer.
Startup menu
To change the startup settings of your computer, select the Startup tab from the ThinkPad Setup menu.
Attention:
• After you change the startup sequence, ensure that you select a correct device during a copy, a save, or a
format operation. Otherwise your data might be erased or overwritten.
• If you are using the BitLocker drive encryption, do not change the startup sequence. BitLocker drive
encryption locks the computer from starting once detects the change of startup sequence.
To change the startup sequence temporarily so that the computer starts from a desired drive, do the following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Turn on the computer. When the Lenovo logo is displayed, press the F12 key.
3. Select the device that you want the computer to start from.
Note: The Boot menu will be displayed if the computer cannot start from any devices or the operating
system cannot be found.
The following table lists the Startup menu items. Default values are in boldface. The menu items might
change without notice. Depending on the model, the default value might vary.
Note: Some items are displayed on the menu only if the computer supports the corresponding features.
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Table 4. Startup menu items
Menu item
Value
Boot
Network Boot
Comments
Select the boot device when you
press the power button to turn on the
computer.
• USB CD
• USB FDD
• NVMe0
• ATA HDD0
• USB HDD
Select the boot device when the system
wakes from LAN. If Wake On LAN is
enabled, the network administrator can
turn on all of the computers in a LAN
remotely by use of network management
software.
• PCI LAN
UEFI/Legacy Boot
• Both(if Secure Boot is disabled)
– UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority
– UEFI First
– Legacy First
• UEFI Only (if Secure Boot is
enabled)
• Legacy Only
CSM Support (for UEFI Only)
• Yes
• No
Select system boot capability.
• Both: Select priority of boot options
between UEFI and Legacy.
• UEFI Only: The system will boot from
the UEFI enabled operating system.
• Legacy Only: The system will boot
from any operating system other than
the UEFI enabled one.
Note: If you select UEFI Only, the
system cannot boot from the bootable
devices that do not have the UEFI
enabled operating system.
Compatibility Support Module (CSM) is
required for booting the legacy operating
system. If you select UEFI Only, CSM
Support is selectable. In the following
circumstances, the CSM Support is not
selectable:
• In Both or Legacy Only mode
• When Secure Bootis enabled
, CSM Support is not selectable.
Boot Mode
• Quick
Screen during the POST:
• Diagnostics
• Quick: The Lenovo Logo screen is
displayed.
• Diagnostics: Text messages are
displayed.
Note: You also can enter Diagnostic
mode by pressing Esc during the POST.
Option Key Display
• Disabled
• Enabled
Boot Device List F12 Option
• Disabled
• Enabled
Boot Order Lock
• Disabled
• Enabled
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If you select Disabled, the “To interrupt
normal startup, press Enter.” message is
not displayed during the POST.
If you select Enabled, the F12 key is
recognized and the Boot Menu window
is displayed.
If you select Enabled, the boot priority
order is locked for your future use.
Restart menu
To exit the ThinkPad Setup program and restart the computer, select Restart from the ThinkPad Setup menu.
The following submenu items are displayed:
• Exit Saving Changes: Save the changes and restart the computer.
• Exit Discarding Changes: Discard the changes and restart the computer.
• Load Setup Defaults: Restore to the factory default settings.
Note: Enable OS Optimized Defaults to meet the Windows 10 certification requirements. When you
change this setting, some other settings are changed automatically, such as CSM Support, UEFI/Legacy
Boot, Secure Boot, and Secure RollBack Prevention.
• Discard Changes: Discard the changes.
• Save Changes: Save the changes.
Updating the UEFI BIOS
The UEFI BIOS is the first program that the computer runs when the computer is turned on. The UEFI BIOS
initializes the hardware components, and loads the operating system and other programs.
You can update the UEFI BIOS by starting your computer from a flash update optical disc or a flash update
program running in the Windows environment. When you install a new program, a device driver, or hardware,
you might be informed to update the UEFI BIOS.
For instructions on how to update the UEFI BIOS, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers
Using system management
This topic is primarily intended for network administrators.
Your computer is designed for manageability, so that you can redirect more resources to better meet
your business objectives.
This manageability, known as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), enables you to remotely operate client
computers in the same way as you operate your own computer, such as turning on a client computer,
formatting a solid-state drive, and installing a program.
Once the computer is configured and operational, you can manage it by using the software and the
manageability features that are already integrated into the client computer and the network.
Desktop Management Interface
The UEFI BIOS of your computer supports an interface called System Management BIOS (SMBIOS)
Reference Specification, version 2.7.1. SMBIOS provides information about the hardware components of
your computer. It is the responsibility of the UEFI BIOS to provide information about itself and the devices on
the system board. This specification documents the standards for getting access to this BIOS information.
Preboot eXecution Environment
The Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) technology makes the computer more manageable by enabling
the computer to start from a server. Your computer supports the personal computer functions that PXE
requires. For example, with the appropriate LAN card, your computer can be started from the PXE server.
Note: The Remote Initial Program Load (RIPL or RPL) function cannot be used with your computer.
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Wake on LAN
The network administrator can turn on a computer from a management console by using the Wake on
LAN feature.
When the Wake on LAN feature is enabled, many operations, such as data transfer, software updates, and
Flash updates of the UEFI BIOS, can be done remotely without remote attendance. The updating process
can perform after normal working hours and on weekends, so that the users are not interrupted during work,
and the LAN traffic is kept to a minimum. It saves time and increases productivity.
Note: If the computer is turned on through Wake on LAN, the computer starts follow the Network Boot
sequence.
Asset ID EEPROM
The Asset ID EEPROM contains information about the computer configuration and the serial numbers of
the key components. It also includes a number of blank fields where you can record information about
the end users in your network.
Setting management features
To enable a network administrator to remotely control your computer, set the following system-management
features in the ThinkPad Setup program:
• Wake on LAN
• Network Boot sequence
• Flash update
Note: If a supervisor password has been set, you will be required to enter the supervisor password when
you start the ThinkPad Setup program.
Enabling or disabling the Wake on LAN feature
When the Wake on LAN feature is enabled and the computer is connected to a LAN, the network administrator
can start the computer remotely from a management console, using a remote network-management program.
To enable or disable the Wake on LAN feature, do the following:
1. Start the ThinkPad Setup program. See “Using the ThinkPad Setup program” on page 73.
2. Select Config ➙ Network. The Network submenu is displayed.
3. Select a corresponding option for the Wake on LAN feature.
4. Press F10. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed. Click Yes to save the configuration and exit
the ThinkPad Setup program.
Defining a Network Boot sequence
When the computer wakes on LAN, the computer starts from the device as specified on the Network Boot
menu, and then follow the boot order list on the Boot menu.
To define a Network Boot sequence, do the following:
1. Start the ThinkPad Setup program. See “Using the ThinkPad Setup program” on page 73.
2. Select Startup ➙ Network Boot. The boot device list is displayed.
3. Select a boot device to make it as the top boot priority.
4. Press F10. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed. Click Yes to save the configuration and exit
the ThinkPad Setup program.
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Note: You can press F9 to restore to the factory default settings.
Checking the requirements for flash updates
A network administrator can update the programs on your computer from a management console, if the
following requirements are met:
• The computer must be started over LAN.
• The computer must be engaged in the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE).
• A network-management program must be installed on the computer of the network administrator.
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Chapter 7. Preventing problems
An important part of owning a ThinkPad notebook computer is maintenance. With proper care, you
can avoid common problems. This chapter provides information that can help you keep your computer
running smoothly.
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“Making sure device drivers are current” on page 92
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General tips for preventing problems
This topic provides the following tips to help you prevent computing problems:
• Check the capacity of your solid-state drive from time to time. If the solid-state drive gets too full, the
Windows operating system will slow down and might produce errors.
To check the solid-state drive capacity, do the following:
– Windows 7: Click Start ➙ Computer.
– Windows 10: Open the File Explorer and click This PC.
• Empty your recycle bin on a regular basis.
• Use disk defragment tool regularly on your solid-state drive to improve data seek and read times.
• To free up disk space, uninstall unused programs.
Note: You also might want to look for program duplication or overlapping versions.
• Clean out your Inbox, Sent, and Trash folders from your e-mail client program.
• Back up your data at least once a week. If critical data is present, it is a good idea to perform a daily
backup operation. Lenovo has many backup options available for your computer. Rewritable optical
drives are available for most machines and are easily installed.
• Schedule system restore operations to take a system snapshot periodically. For more information about
system restore, see Chapter 9 “Recovery overview” on page 113.
• Update device drivers and UEFI BIOS when needed.
• Profile your machine at http://www.lenovo.com/support to keep up to date with current drivers and
revisions.
• Keep up to date for device drivers on other non-Lenovo hardware. You might want to read the device
driver information release notes prior to updating for compatibility or known issues.
• Keep a log book. Entries might include major hardware or software changes, driver updates, minor issues
you have experienced, and how you resolved the minor issues.
• If you ever need to run a recovery on your computer to return the preinstalled contents onto the machine,
the following tips might help along the way:
– Remove all external devices such as the printer, keyboard, and so on.
– Make sure that your battery is charged and your computer has the ac power connected.
– Access ThinkPad Setup and load the default settings.
– Restart the computer and start the recovery operation.
– If your computer uses discs as the recovery media, do not remove the disc from the drive until
prompted to do so.
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• For suspected solid-state drive issues, refer to “Diagnosing problems” on page 97 and run a diagnostic
test for the drive before you call the Customer Support Center. If your computer does not start up,
download the files to create a bootable self-test medium from http://www.lenovo.com/hddtest. Run the
test and record any messages or error codes. If the test returns any failing error codes or messages,
call the Customer Support Center with the codes or messages and the computer in front of you. A
technician will assist you further.
• If required, you can find the contact information about the Customer Support Center for your country
or region at http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone. When calling the Customer Support Center, make
sure that you have your machine model type, serial number, and the computer in front of you. Also, if the
computer is producing error codes, it is helpful to have the error screen on or the messages written down.
Making sure device drivers are current
Device drivers are programs that contain instructions for the operating system about how to operate or
“drive” a certain piece of hardware. Each hardware component on your computer has its own specific driver.
If you add a new component, the operating system needs to be instructed on how to operate that piece
of hardware. After you install the driver, the operating system can recognize the hardware component
and understand how to use it.
Note: Because drivers are programs, like any other file on your computer, they are susceptible to corruption
and might not perform correctly if corruption occurs.
It is not always necessary to download the latest drivers. However, you should download the latest driver
for a component if you notice poor performance from that component or if you added a new component.
This might eliminate the driver as the potential cause of a problem.
Getting the latest drivers from the Web site
You can download and install updated device drivers from the Lenovo Web site by doing the following:
1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers.
2. Select the entry for your computer and then follow the instructions on the screen to download and
install necessary software.
Getting the latest drivers using System Update
The System Update program helps you keep the software on your computer up-to-date. Update packages
are stored on Lenovo servers and can be downloaded from the Lenovo Support Web site. Update packages
can contain applications, device drivers, UEFI BIOS flashes, or software updates. When the System Update
program connects to the Lenovo Support Web site, the System Update program automatically recognizes
the machine type and model of your computer, the installed operating system, and the language of the
operating system to determine what updates are available for your computer. The System Update program
then displays a list of update packages and categorizes each update as critical, recommended, or optional to
help you understand the importance. You have complete control of which updates to download and install.
After you select the update packages you want, the System Update program automatically downloads and
installs the updates without any further intervention from you.
The System Update program is preinstalled on your computer and is ready to run. The only prerequisite is
an active Internet connection. You can start the program manually, or you can use the schedule feature
to enable the program to search for updates automatically at specified intervals. You also can predefine
scheduled updates to search by severity (critical updates, critical and recommended updates, or all updates)
so the list you choose from contains only those update types that are of interest to you.
For more information about how to use the System Update program, refer to the help information system
of the program.
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Taking care of your computer
Although your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use
common sense in handling it. By following the important tips in this topic, you will get the most use and
enjoyment out of your computer.
Be careful about where and how you work
• Store packing materials safely out of the reach of children to prevent the risk of suffocation from plastic
bags.
• Keep your computer away from magnets, activated cellular phones, electrical appliances, or speakers
(more than 13 cm or 5 inches).
• Avoid subjecting your computer to extreme temperatures (below 5°C/41°F or above 35°C/95°F).
• Some appliances, such as certain portable desktop fans or air purifiers, can produce negative ions. If a
computer is close to such an appliance, and is exposed for an extended time to air containing negative
ions, it might become electrostatically charged. Such a charge might be discharged through your hands
when you touch the keyboard or other parts of the computer, or through connectors on I/O devices
connected to the computer. Even though this kind of electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the opposite of a
discharge from your body or clothing to the computer, it poses the same risk of a computer malfunction.
Your computer is designed and manufactured to minimize any effects of electrostatic charge. An electrostatic
charge above a certain limit, however, can increase the risk of ESD. Therefore, when using the computer
close to an appliance that can produce negative ions, give special attention to the following:
• Avoid directly exposing your computer to the air from an appliance that can produce negative ions.
• Keep your computer and peripherals as far as possible from such an appliance.
• Wherever possible, ground your computer to facilitate safe electrostatic discharge.
Note: Not all such appliances cause a significant electrostatic charge.
Be gentle with your computer
• Avoid placing any objects (including paper) between the display and the keyboard or the palm rest.
• Your computer display is designed to be opened and used at an angle slightly greater than 90 degrees.
Do not open the display beyond 180 degrees, as this might damage the computer hinge.
• Do not turn your computer over while the ac power adapter is plugged in. This could break the adapter
plug.
Carry your computer properly
• Before moving your computer, be sure to remove any media, turn off attached devices, and disconnect
cords and cables.
• When picking up your open computer, hold it by the bottom. Do not pick up or hold your computer by
the display.
Handle storage media and drives properly
• When installing the solid-state drive, follow the instructions shipped with your hardware, and apply
pressure only where needed on the device.
• Turn off your computer before you replace the solid-state drive.
• After you replace the primary solid-state drive, reattach the cover of the drive slot.
• Store your external and removable hard disk drive or optical drives in the appropriate containers or
packaging when they are not being used.
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Take care in setting passwords
• Remember your passwords. If you forget a supervisor or hard disk password, Lenovo will not reset it, and
you might have to replace your system board or solid-state drive.
Taking care of the fingerprint reader
The following actions could damage the fingerprint reader or cause it not to work properly:
• Scratching the surface of the fingerprint reader with a hard, pointed object.
• Scraping the surface of the fingerprint reader with your fingernail or anything hard.
• Using or touching the fingerprint reader with a dirty finger.
If you notice any of the following conditions, gently clean the surface of the fingerprint reader with a dry,
soft, lint-free cloth:
• The surface of the fingerprint reader is dirty or stained.
• The surface of the fingerprint reader is wet.
• The fingerprint reader often fails to enroll or authenticate your fingerprint.
Register your computer
• Register your ThinkPad computer with Lenovo at http://www.lenovo.com/register. For more information,
see “Registering your computer” on page 19.
Be sure not to modify your computer
• Only an authorized ThinkPad repair technician should disassemble and repair your computer.
• Do not modify or tape the latches to keep the display open or closed.
Cleaning the cover of your computer
Occasionally clean your computer by doing the following:
1. Prepare a mixture of a gentle kitchen-use detergent. The detergent must not contain abrasive powder or
strong chemicals such as acid or alkaline. Use five parts water to one part detergent.
2. Absorb the diluted detergent into a sponge.
3. Squeeze excess liquid from the sponge.
4. Wipe the cover with the sponge, using a circular motion and taking care not to let any excess liquid drip.
5. Wipe the surface to remove the detergent.
6. Rinse the sponge with clean running water.
7. Wipe the cover with the clean sponge.
8. Wipe the surface again with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
9. Wait for the surface to dry completely and remove any fibers from the cloth.
Cleaning your computer keyboard
To clean the computer keyboard, do the following:
1. Apply some isopropyl rubbing alcohol to a soft, dust-free cloth.
Note: Avoid spraying cleaner directly onto the keyboard.
2. Wipe each keytop surface with the cloth. Wipe the keys one by one; if you wipe several keys at a time,
the cloth might hook onto an adjacent key and possibly damage it. Make sure that no liquid drips onto
or between the keys.
3. Allow to dry.
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4. To remove any crumbs or dust from beneath the keys, you can use a camera blower with a brush
or cool air from a hair dryer.
Cleaning your computer display
To clean the computer display, do the following:
1. Gently wipe the display with a dry, soft lint-free cloth. If you see a scratch like mark on your display, it
might be a stain transferred from the keyboard or the TrackPoint pointing stick when the cover was
pressed from the outside.
2. Wipe or dust the stain gently with a soft, dry cloth.
3. If the stain remains, moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with water or a 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and
water that does not contain impurities.
Note: Avoid spraying cleaner directly onto the keyboard.
4. Wring out as much of the liquid as you can.
5. Wipe the display again; do not let any liquid drip into the computer.
6. Be sure to dry the display before closing it.
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Chapter 8. Troubleshooting computer problems
This chapter provides information on what to do if you experience a problem with your computer.
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Diagnosing problems
If you experience problems with your computer, use the Lenovo Solution Center program as a starting
point for solving them.
The Lenovo Solution Center program enables you to troubleshoot and resolve computer problems. It
combines diagnostic tests, system information collection, security status, and support information, along
with hints and tips for maximum system performance.
Notes:
• The Lenovo Solution Center program also is available for downloaded at:
http://www.lenovo.com/diags.
• If you are using other Windows operating system rather than Windows 7 or Windows 10, you can find the
latest information about diagnostics for your computer athttp://www.lenovo.com/diagnose
When you are setting up your computer, the Lenovo Solution Center program prompts you to create recovery
media, which you can use to restore the solid-state drive to the factory default state. For more information,
see “Performing backup and recovery operations” on page 114.
To run the Lenovo Solution Center program, see “Lenovo programs” on page 16.
For additional information, refer to the Lenovo Solution Center help system.
Note: If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after running Lenovo Solution Center
program, save and print the log files created by the program. You will need the log files when you speak to a
Lenovo technical support representative.
Troubleshooting
If your computer has an error, it typically displays a message or an error code, or a beep sounds when
you turn it on. When you experience a problem, refer to the corresponding sections in this topic to try to
solve the problem by yourself.
Computer stops responding
Print these instructions now and keep the instructions with your computer for reference later.
If your computer is completely unresponsive (you cannot use the TrackPoint pointing device or the
keyboard), do the following:
1. Press and hold the power button for four seconds or more to turn off the computer.
• If the computer is turned off, restart the computer by pressing the power button. If the computer
does not turn on, continue with step 2.
• If you cannot turn off your computer by pressing and holding the power button, remove all sources
of power from the computer and reset the system by inserting a straightened paper clip into the
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emergency-reset hole. To locate the reset hole, refer to “Bottom view” on page 7. After the computer
is off, reconnect the ac power adapter and restart the computer by pressing the power button. If the
computer does not turn on, continue with step 3.
2. While the computer is off, remove all sources of power from the computer and reset the system by
inserting a straightened paper clip into the emergency-reset hole. Reattach the ac power adapter and
restart the computer. If the computer does not turn back on, continue with step 3.
Note: If the computer starts up and enters the Windows environment, use the proper shutdown
procedure to turn off the computer.
3. Remove all external devices that are attached to your computer (keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner, and
so on). Repeat step 2. If step 2 is unsuccessful, call the Customer Support Center and a Customer
Support Specialist will assist you.
Spills on the keyboard
With a mobile computer, there are increased chances of spilling liquids on the keyboard. Because most
liquids conduct electricity, liquid spilled on the keyboard could create numerous short circuits, potentially
causing irreparable damage to your computer.
If you spill something on your computer:
Attention: Be sure that no liquid creates a short circuit between you and the ac power adapter (if in use).
Although you might lose some data or work by turning off the computer immediately, leaving the computer
on might make your computer unusable.
1. Carefully unplug the ac power adapter immediately.
2. Turn off the computer immediately. If the computer does not turn off, reset the system by inserting one
end of a needle or a straightened paper clip into the emergency-reset hole. To locate the reset hole,
refer to “Bottom view” on page 7. The more quickly you stop the current from passing through the
computer the more likely you will reduce damage from short circuits.
3. Wait until you are certain that all the liquid is dry before turning on your computer.
Note: If you want to replace your keyboard, you can purchase a new one.
Error messages
• Message: 0177: Bad SVP data, stop POST task.
Solution: Checksum of the supervisor password in the EEPROM is not correct. The system board
should be replaced. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0183: Bad CRC of Security Settings in EFI Variable. Enter ThinkPad Setup.
Solution: Checksum of the Security settings in the EFI Variable is not correct. Enter ThinkPad Setup
to check security settings, Press F10 and then press Enter to restart the system. If you still have a
problem, have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0187: EAIA data access error
Solution: The access to EEPROM is failed. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0188: Invalid RFID Serialization Information Area
Solution: The EEPROM checksum is not correct (block # 0 and 1). The system board should be replaced,
and the box serial number needs to be reinstalled. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0189: Invalid RFID configuration information area
Solution: The EEPROM checksum is not correct (block # 4 and 5). The system board should be replaced,
and the universally unique identifier (UUID) needs to be reinstalled. Have the computer serviced.
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• Message: 0190: Critical low-battery error
Solution: The computer turned off, because the battery power is low. Connect the ac power adapter to
the computer and charge the batteries.
• Message: 0191: System Security - Invalid remote change requested
Solution: The system configuration change has failed. Confirm the operation and try again. To clear the
error, enter ThinkPad Setup.
• Message: 0199: System Security - Security password retry count exceeded.
Solution: This message is displayed if you enter a wrong supervisor password more than three times.
Confirm the supervisor password and try again. To clear the error, enter ThinkPad Setup.
• Message: 0270: Real Time Clock Error.
Solution: System Real Time Clock is not functional. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 0271: Check Date and Time settings.
Solution: Neither the date nor the time is set in the computer. Set the date and time, using ThinkPad
Setup.
• Message: 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card.
Solution: The wireless network card is not supported on this computer. Remove it.
• Message: 1820: More than one external fingerprint readers are attached.
Solution: Power off and remove all but the reader that you set up within your main operating system.
• Message: 2100: Detection error on SSD0 (M.2)
Solution: The solid-state disk is not working. Have the solid-state disk serviced.
• Message: 2110: Read error on SSD0 (M.2)
Solution: The solid-state disk is not working. Have the solid-state disk serviced.
• Message: 2200: Machine Type and Serial Number are invalid.
Solution: Machine Type and Serial Number are invalid. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: 2201: Machine UUID is invalid.
Solution: Machine UUID is invalid. Have the computer serviced.
• Message: Fan error
Solution: Cooling fan has failed. Shut down the computer immediately and have the computer serviced.
• Message: Thermal sensing error
Solution: The thermal sensor has problem. Shut down the computer immediately and have the computer
serviced.
• Message: Error: The System UEFI Variable Storage is nearly full.
Note: This error indicates that the operating system or applications cannot create, modify, or delete data
in the non-volatile system UEFI variable storage due to insufficient storage space after POST.
The non-volatile system UEFI variable storage is used by the UEFI BIOS and by the operating system or
applications. This error occurs when the operating system or applications store large amounts of data
in the variable storage. All data needed for POST, such as BIOS setup settings, chipset or platform
configuration data, are stored in a separate UEFI variable storage.
Solution: Press F1 to enter ThinkPad Setup after the error message is displayed. A dialog asks the user
for confirmation to clean up the storage. If the user selects “Yes”, all data that were created by the
operating system or applications are deleted except global variables defined by the Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface Specification. If the user selects “No”, all data is kept, but the operating system or
applications will not be able to create, modify, or delete data in the storage.
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If this error happens at a service center, Lenovo authorized service personnel will clean up the non-volatile
system UEFI variable storage using the above solution.
Beep errors
Table 5. Beep errors
Beeps
Solution
One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three
more short beeps, pause, and one short beep (1-3-3-1
beeps)
Memory problem. Shut down the computer immediately
and have the computer serviced.
One long and two short beeps
Video problem. Shut down the computer immediately and
have the computer serviced.
Three short beeps, pause, one short beep, pause, one
short beep, pause, and three more short beeps (3-1-1-3
beeps)
PCI resource problem. Shut down the computer
immediately and have the computer serviced.
Four cycles of four short beeps
TCG*-compliant functionality-related problem (might be
the TPM initialization failure). Shut down the computer
immediately and have the computer serviced.
* TCG is the abbreviation for Trusted Computing Group.
Five short beeps
System board problem. Shut down the computer
immediately and have the computer serviced.
Five short beeps, pause, five more short beeps, and
pause
TCG-compliant functionality-related problem (might
be the BIOS code validation failure). Shut down the
computer immediately and have the computer serviced.
Memory module problems
Print these instructions now and keep the instructions with your computer for reference later.
If your memory module is not operating properly, check the following items:
1. Check for error messages during startup.
Follow the appropriate corrective actions for power-on self-test (POST). See “Error messages” on
page 98.
2. Verify that the latest UEFI BIOS for your model has been installed.
3. Verify the proper memory configuration and compatibility including the maximum memory size and the
memory speed.
4. Run the Lenovo Solution Center program. See “Diagnosing problems” on page 97.
Networking problems
The following are the most common networking problems.
Ethernet problems
• Problem: The computer cannot connect to the network.
Solution: Make sure that:
– The Ethernet extension adapter is connected correctly.
The network cable must be securely connected both to the Ethernet extension adapter and to the RJ45
connector of the hub. The maximum allowable distance from the computer to hub is 100 meters. If
the cable is connected and the distance is within acceptable limits but the problem persists, try a
different cable.
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– You are using the correct device driver. To install the correct driver, do the following:
1. Open Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager. If you are prompted for
an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. If the exclamation mark ! is displayed next to the adapter name under Network adapters, you
might not be using the correct driver or the driver might have been disabled. To update the driver,
right-click the highlighted adapter.
3. Click Update Driver Software, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
– The switch port and the adapter have the same duplex setting.
If you configured the adapter for full duplex, make sure that the switch port also is configured for full
duplex. Setting wrong duplex mode can degrade performance, cause data loss, or result in lost
connections.
– You have installed all networking software that is necessary for your network environment.
Check with your LAN administrator for the necessary networking software.
• Problem: The adapter stops working for no apparent reason.
Solution: The network driver files might be corrupt or missing. Update the driver by referring to the
previous solution for the procedure to make sure that the correct device driver is installed.
• Problem: My computer is a Gigabit Ethernet model and I use a speed of 1000 Mbps, but the connection
fails or errors occur.
Solution:
– Use Category 5 wiring and make sure that the network cable is securely connected.
– Connect to a 1000 BASE-T hub/switch (not 1000 BASE-X).
• Problem: The Wake On LAN feature is not working.
Solution: Ensure that Wake On LAN is enabled in ThinkPad Setup. If it is, check with your LAN
administrator for the necessary settings.
• Problem: My computer is a Gigabit Ethernet model, but the computer cannot connect to the network at
1000 Mbps. Instead, it connects at 100 Mbps.
Solution:
– Try another cable.
– Make sure that the link partner is set to auto-negotiate.
– Make sure that the switch is 802.3ab-compliant (gigabit over copper).
A wireless-LAN problem
Problem: I cannot connect to the network using the built-in wireless network card.
Solution: Make sure that:
• The Airplane mode is off.
• Your wireless-LAN driver is the latest version.
• Your computer is within range of a wireless access point.
• The wireless radio is enabled.
Note: If you are using the Windows 7 operating system, click Show hidden icons on the taskbar. The
Access Connections icon is displayed. For more information about the icon, refer to the Access Connections
help information system.
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For the Windows 7 operating system, check the Network Name (SSID) and your encryption information. Use
the Access Connections program to verify this case-sensitive information.
A wireless-WAN problem
Problem: A message is displayed indicating that an unauthorized WAN card is installed.
Solution: The WAN card is not supported on this computer. Remove the WAN card.
Note: Some models do not have a wireless-WAN card.
Bluetooth problems
Note: Check your connection anytime and make sure that no other Bluetooth-enabled device is searching for
the device to which you want to connect. Simultaneous searching is not allowed in the Bluetooth connection.
• Problem: Sound does not come from the Bluetooth headset/headphone but comes from the local
speaker even though the Bluetooth headset/headphone is connected using a Headset profile or AV profile.
Solution: Do the following:
1. Exit the application that uses the sound device (for example, Windows Media Player).
2. Open Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound ➙ Sound ➙ Playback.
3. If you are using a Headset profile, select Bluetooth Hands-free Audio and click the Set Default
button. If you are using an AV profile, select Stereo Audio and click the Set Default button.
4. Click OK to close the Sound window.
• Problem: PIM items sent from the Windows 7 operating systems cannot be received correctly into the
address book of any other Bluetooth-enabled device.
Solution: The Windows 7 operating system sends PIM items in XML format, but most Bluetooth-enabled
devices handle PIM items in vCard format. If another Bluetooth-enabled device can receive a file through
Bluetooth, a PIM item sent from the Windows 7 might be saved as a file with the extension .contact.
Problems with the keyboard and other pointing devices
The following are the most common problems with keyboards and other pointing devices.
TrackPoint pointing device problems
• Problem: The pointer drifts when the computer is turned on or after it resumes normal operation.
Solution: The pointer might drift when you are not using the TrackPoint pointing device during normal
operation. This is a normal characteristic of the TrackPoint pointing device and is not a defect. pointer
drifting might occur for several seconds under the following conditions:
– When the computer is turned on
– When the computer resumes normal operation
– When the TrackPoint pointing device is kept pressed for a long time
– When the temperature changes
• Problem: The TrackPoint pointing device or trackpad does not work.
Solution: Ensure that the TrackPoint pointing device or trackpad is enabled in the Mouse Properties
window.
Keyboard problems
• Problem: All or some keys on the keyboard do not work.
Solution: If an external numeric keypad is connected:
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1. Turn off the computer.
2. Remove the external numeric keypad.
3. Turn on the computer and try using the keyboard again.
If the keyboard problem is resolved, carefully reconnect the external numeric keypad and the external
keyboard. Make sure that you have seated the connectors correctly.
If the problem persists, make sure that the correct device driver is installed by doing the following:
1. Open Control Panel. Change the view of Control Panel from Category to Large icons or Small icons.
2. Click Keyboard.
3. Select the Hardware tab. In the Device Properties pane, make sure that you see this message:
Device Status: This device is working properly.
If keys on the keyboard still do not work, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: All or some keys on the external numeric keypad do not work.
Solution: Make sure that the external numeric keypad is correctly connected to the computer.
Problems with the display and multimedia devices
This topic includes the most common problems with displays and multimedia devices, including the
computer display, the external monitor, audio devices, and the optical drive.
Computer screen problems
• Problem: The screen is blank.
Solution: Do the following:
– Press the display-mode switching key
to bring up the image.
– If you are using the ac power adapter, or using the batteries and the battery-status icon shows that the
batteries are not depleted, press the brightness-up key
to make the screen brighter.
– If your computer is in sleep mode, press power button to resume from the sleep mode.
– If the problem persists, follow the solution for the following problem.
• Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted.
Solution: Make sure that:
– The display device driver is installed correctly.
– The screen resolution and color quality are correctly set.
– The monitor type is correct.
To check these settings, do the following:
1. Right-click on the desktop and do the following:
– For Windows 7: Click Screen resolution.
– For Windows 10: Click Display settings. Show the displayed window in full screen. Then click
Advanced display settings.
Note: If your computer cannot detect the external monitor, click the Detect button.
2. Select the external monitor and set Resolution.
3. Do the following:
– For Windows 7: Click Advanced settings.
– For Windows 10: Click Display adapter properties.
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4. Click the Monitor tab. Check the monitor information to make sure that the monitor type is correct. If
it is, click OK to close the window; otherwise proceed with the following steps.
5. If more than two monitor types are displayed, select Generic PnP Monitor or Generic Non-PnP
Monitor.
6. Click Properties. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
7. Click the Driver tab.
8. Click Update Driver.
9. Click Browse my computer for driver software, and then click Let me pick from a list of device
drivers on my computer.
10. Clear the Show compatible hardware check box.
11. Select the correct manufacturer and model for the external monitor. If you cannot find your monitor
on the list, stop the installation of this driver and use the driver shipped with your monitor.
12. After updating the driver, click Close.
• Problem: Incorrect characters are displayed on the screen.
Solution: Did you install the operating system or program correctly? If they are installed and configured
correctly, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: The screen stays on even after you turn off your computer.
Solution: Press and hold the power button for four seconds or more to turn off your computer; then
turn it on again.
• Problem: Missing, discolored, or bright dots appear on the screen every time you turn on your computer.
Solution: This is an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT technology. Your computer display contains
multiple thin-film transistors (TFTs). A small number of missing, discolored, or bright dots on the screen
might exist all the time.
• Problem: My screen keeps blanking when I do not want it to.
Solution:
– If your computer is preinstalled with the Windows 7 operating system, you can disable any system
timers, such as the LCD turn-off timer or the blank timer by doing the following:
1. Start Power Manager.
2. Click the Power plan tab, and then select Maximum Performance from the predefined power
plans.
– If your computer is preinstalled with the Windows 10 operating system, do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel, and ensure that you view Control Panel by Category.
2. Click Hardware and Sound ➙ Power Options ➙ High performance.
3. Show the additional plans, then choose High performance.
• Problem: When I turn on the computer, nothing is displayed on the screen and the computer does not
beep while starting up.
Note: If you are not sure whether you heard any beeps, turn off the computer by pressing and holding the
power button for four seconds or more. Then turn on the computer and listen again.
Solution: Make sure that:
– The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the power cord is plugged into a working
electrical outlet.
– The computer is turned on. (Press the power button again for confirmation.)
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– The brightness level of the screen is appropriately set.
If a power-on password is set, press any key to display the prompt for the power-on password and
then type the correct password and press Enter.
If these items are correctly set, and the screen remains blank, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: When I turn on the computer, only a white cursor is displayed on a blank screen.
Solution: If you have modified a partition on your solid-state drive by using partition software, information
about that partition, or the master boot record might have been destroyed.
Do the following to try to solve the problem:
1. Turn off the computer, and then turn it on again.
2. If you still see only the cursor on the screen, do the following:
– If you have used partition software, examine the partition on the solid-state drive by using the
software, and recover the partition if required.
– Use the recovery solutions to restore the system to the factory default state.
If the problem persists, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: My screen goes blank while the computer is on.
Solution: Your screen saver or power management might have been enabled. Do one of the following:
– Touch the TrackPoint pointing device or the trackpad, or press a key to exit the screen saver.
– Press the power button to resume the computer from sleep or hibernation mode.
External monitor problems
• Problem: The external monitor is blank.
Solution: To bring up the image, press the display-mode switching key
monitor. If the problem persists, do the following:
and select the desired
1. Connect the external monitor to another computer to make sure that it works.
2. Reconnect the external monitor to your computer.
3. Refer to the manual shipped with the external monitor to check the resolutions and refresh rates that
are supported.
– If the external monitor supports the same resolution as the computer display or a higher resolution,
view output on the external monitor or on both the external monitor and the computer display.
– If the external monitor supports a lower resolution than the computer display, view output on the
external monitor only. (If you view output on both the computer display and the external monitor,
the external monitor screen will be blank or distorted.)
• Problem: You cannot set a higher resolution than the present one on your external monitor.
Solution: Make sure that the monitor information is correct. Do the following:
1. Right-click on the desktop and do the following:
– For Windows 7: Click Screen resolution.
– For Windows 10: Click Display settings. Show the displayed window in full screen. Then click
Advanced display settings.
2. Click the icon for the desired monitor (the Monitor-2 icon is for the external monitor).
3. Do the following:
– For Windows 7: Click Advanced settings.
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– For Windows 10: Click Display adapter properties.
4. Click the Adapter tab.
5. Make sure that the correct device driver name is shown in the adapter information window.
Note: The device driver name depends on the video chip that has been installed on your computer.
6. Click OK.
If the information is incorrect, reinstall the device driver.
• Problem: The screen is unreadable or distorted.
Solution: Make sure that:
– The monitor information is correct and the appropriate monitor type is selected. Refer to the solution
to the above problem.
– Make sure that an appropriate refresh rate is selected by doing the following:
1. Connect the external monitor to the monitor connector, and then connect the monitor to an
electrical outlet.
2. Turn on the external monitor and the computer.
3. Right-click on the desktop and do the following:
– For Windows 7: Click Screen resolution.
– For Windows 10: Click Display settings. Show the displayed window in full screen. Then
click Advanced display settings.
4. Click the icon for the desired monitor (the Monitor-2 icon is for the external monitor).
5. Do the following:
– For Windows 7: Click Advanced settings.
– For Windows 10: Click Display adapter properties.
6. Click the Monitor tab.
7. Select the correct screen refresh rate.
• Problem: Wrong characters are displayed on the screen.
Solution: Did you follow the correct procedure when installing the operating system or program? If you
did, have the external monitor serviced.
• Problem: The Extend desktop function does not work.
Solution: Enable the Extend desktop function. See “Choosing a display mode” on page 46.
• Problem: If you use the Extend desktop function, you cannot set a higher resolution or higher refresh
rate on the secondary display.
Solution: Change the resolution and the color depth to lower settings for the primary display.
• Problem: Display switching does not work.
Solution: If you use the Extend desktop function, disable it, and change the display output location. If
a DVD movie or a video clip is playing, stop the playback, close the program, and then change the
display output location.
• Problem: The screen position on the external monitor is incorrect when that monitor is set for a high
resolution.
Solution: Sometimes, when you use a high resolution such as 1600x1200, the image is shifted to left or
right on the screen. To correct this, first make sure that your external monitor supports the display mode
(the resolution and the refresh rate) that you have set. If it does not, set a display mode that the monitor
supports. If it does support the display mode you have set, go to the setup menu for the monitor itself
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and adjust the settings there. Usually the external monitor has buttons for access to the setup menu. For
more information, see the documentation that comes with the monitor.
Audio problems
• Problem: Wave or MIDI sound does not play correctly.
Solution: Make sure that the built-in audio device is configured correctly.
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Click Hardware and Sound.
3. Click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the
password or provide confirmation.
4. Double-click Sound, video and game controllers.
5. Make sure that the Realtek HD Audio driver is enabled and configured correctly:
• Problem: Sound does not come from a headphone or a speaker, or your computer cannot record sounds.
Solution: To switch from one device to another (for example, from a speaker to a headphone, or from
an external microphone to a built-in microphone), do the following:
1. Open Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound.
2. Click the SmartAudio icon.
3. Make sure that you are in MULTI-STREAM mode in the Device advanced settings window.
4. In the Volume Mixer window, select the device you want-for example, speakers.
5. Play any sound via a music program (for example, Windows Media Player). Make sure that sound
comes from speakers now.
6. Then, if you would like to switch to a headphone, close the music program.
7. Go to the Volume Mixer window. Then select another device, which is now the headphone.
8. Play any sound via the music program. Make sure that sound comes from a headphone attached
directly to the system.
For more information, refer to the help information system of SmartAudio.
Note: In the Volume Mixer window of SmartAudio, a check mark by the entry for a device, such as
speakers for a playback device, or a built-in microphone for a recording device, shows that the device
has been selected.
• Problem: Recordings made using the microphone input are not loud enough.
Solution: Make sure that the Microphone Boost function is turned on and set by doing the following:
1. Open Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound.
2. Click Sound.
3. Click the Recording tab in the Sound window.
4. Select Microphone, and click the Properties button.
5. Click the Levels tab, and move the Microphone Boost slider upwards.
6. Click OK.
Note: For more information about controlling volume, see the Windows online help.
• Problem: A volume or balance slider cannot be moved.
Solution: The slider might be grayed out. This means that its position is fixed by the hardware and
cannot be changed.
• Problem: The volume sliders do not stay in place when some audio programs are used.
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Solution: It is normal for the sliders to change position when certain sound programs are used. The
programs are aware of the settings in the Volume Mixer window and are allowed to change the settings
themselves. An example is the Windows Media Player. Usually the program has sliders available to
control the sound from within the program.
• Problem: The balance slider cannot completely mute one channel.
Solution: The control is designed to compensate for minor differences in balance and does not
completely mute either channel.
• Problem: The sound cannot be turned off completely even if you set the Master volume control at
minimum.
Solution: You still can hear some sound even though you have set the Volume Mixer control at minimum.
To turn off the sound completely, press the system-status button.
• Problem: When you connect a headphone to your computer while playing sound, a speaker does not
produce sound.
Solution: Once the headphone is attached, the streaming is automatically redirected to it. If you want to
listen to sound from the speakers again, be sure to set those speakers as the default device. For more
information, see the help information system for SmartAudio.
Fingerprint reader problems
• Problem: The surface of the reader is dirty, stained, or wet.
Solution: Gently clean the surface of the reader with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
• Problem: The reader often fails to enroll or authenticate your fingerprint.
Solution: If the surface of the reader is dirty, stained, or wet, gently clean the surface of the reader
with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth.
For tips on how to maintain the fingerprint reader, see “Using the fingerprint reader” on page 65.
Battery and power problems
This topic contains instructions on troubleshooting battery and power problems.
Battery problems
• Problem: The battery cannot be fully charged in the standard charge time when the computer is powered
off.
Solution: The battery might be over-discharged. Do the following:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and let it charge.
If a quick charger is available, use it to charge the over-discharged batteries.
If the battery cannot be fully charged in 24 hours, call Lenovo Customer Service Center to have it serviced.
• Problem: Your computer shuts down before the battery-status icon shows empty, or your computer
operates after the battery-status icon shows empty.
Solution: Discharge and recharge the battery.
• Problem: The operating time for fully charged battery is short.
Solution: Discharge and recharge the battery. If your battery operating time is still short, call Lenovo
Customer Service Center to have it serviced.
• Problem: The computer does not operate with fully charged battery.
Solution: The surge protector in the battery might be active. Turn off the computer for one minute to reset
the protector; then turn on the computer again.
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• Problem: The battery cannot be charged.
Solution: You cannot charge the battery when it is too hot. Turn off the computer and allow it to cool to
room temperature. After it cools, recharge the battery. If it still cannot be charged, call Lenovo Customer
Service Center to have it serviced.
An ac power adapter problem
Problem: The ac power adapter is connected to the computer and the working electrical outlet, but the
power adapter (power plug) icon is not displayed in the Windows notification area. Also the ac power
indicator does not light up.
Solution: Do the following:
1. Make sure that the connection of the ac power adapter is correct. For instructions on connecting the ac
power adapter, see the Safety, Warranty, and Setup Guide that comes with your computer.
2. If the connection of the ac power adapter is correct, turn off the computer, then disconnect the ac
power adapter.
3. Reconnect the ac power adapter, then turn on the computer.
4. If the power adapter icon still is not displayed in the Windows notification area, have the ac power
adapter and your computer serviced.
Power problems
Print these instructions now and keep it with your computer for reference later.
If your computer is getting no power at all, check the following items:
1. Verify the power button. Refer to “Status indicators” on page 9. The power button is illuminated
whenever the computer is on.
2. Check all power connections. Remove any power strips and surge protectors to connect the ac power
adapter directly to the ac power outlet.
3. Inspect the ac power adapter. Check for any physical damage, and ensure that the power cable is firmly
attached to the adapter brick and the computer.
4. Verify the ac power source is working by attaching another device to the outlet.
If your computer does not run on battery power, check the following items:
1. If the battery runs out of power, attach ac power adapter to recharge the battery.
2. If the battery is charged but the computer does not run, call Lenovo Customer Service Center to have
it serviced.
A power button problem
Problem: The system does not respond, and you cannot turn off the computer.
Solution: Turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button for four seconds or more. If the
system is still not reset, remove the ac power adapter and reset the system by inserting one end of a needle
or a straightened paper clip into the emergency-reset hole. To locate the emergency-reset hole, refer
to “Bottom view” on page 7.
Boot problems
Print these instructions now and keep them with your computer for reference later.
If you receive an error message before the operating system loads, follow the appropriate corrective actions
for power-on self-test (POST) error messages. See “Error messages” on page 98.
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If you receive an error message while the operating system is loading the desktop configuration after the
POST is completed, check the following items:
1. Go to the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support and search for the error message.
2. Go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base homepage at http://support.microsoft.com/ and search for the
error message.
Sleep and hibernation problems
• Problem: The computer enters sleep mode unexpectedly.
Solution: If the microprocessor overheats, the computer automatically enters sleep mode to allow the
computer to cool and to protect the microprocessor and other internal components. Check the settings
for sleep mode.
• Problem: The computer enters sleep mode immediately after the power-on self-test.
Solution: Ensure that:
– The battery is charged.
– The operating temperature is within the acceptable range. Refer to “Operating environment” on page
15.
If the battery is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced.
• Problem: A critical low-battery error occurs, and the computer immediately turns off.
Solution: The battery power is getting low. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer and plug it
into an electrical outlet.
• Problem: The computer display remains blank after you tap Fn to return from sleep mode.
Solution: Check whether an external monitor was disconnected or turned off while the computer was
in sleep mode. If you disconnected or turned off the external monitor, connect it or turn it on before
resuming the computer from the sleep mode. When resuming the computer from the sleep mode
without attaching the external monitor or turning it on, and the computer display remains blank, press
F6 to bring up the computer display.
• Problem: The computer does not return from sleep mode, or the system-status indicator (illuminated
ThinkPad logo) blinks slowly and the computer does not work.
Solution: If the system does not return from sleep mode, it might have entered sleep or hibernation
mode automatically because the battery is depleted. Check the system-status indicator (illuminated
ThinkPad logo).
– If the system-status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo) blinks slowly, your computer is in sleep
mode. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer; then tap Fn.
– If the system-status indicator (illuminated ThinkPad logo) is off, your computer is in power-off state or
in hibernation mode. Connect the ac power adapter to the computer; then press the power button
to resume operation.
If the system still does not return from sleep mode, your system might stop responding and you might not
be able to turn off the computer. In this case, you need to reset the computer. If you have not saved
your data, it might be lost. To reset the computer, press and hold the power button for four seconds or
more. If the system is still not reset, remove the ac power adapter and reset the system by inserting a
straightened paper clip into the emergency-reset hole. To locate the emergency-reset hole, refer to
“Bottom view” on page 7.
• Problem: Your computer does not enter sleep or hibernation mode.
Solution: Check whether any option has been selected to disable your computer from entering sleep
or hibernation mode.
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If your computer tries to enter sleep mode but the request is rejected, the device attached to the USB
connector might have been disabled. If this occurs, do a hot-unplug-and-plug operation for the USB
device.
• Problem: The battery discharges slightly while the computer is in hibernation mode.
Solution: If the wakeup function is enabled, the computer consumes small amount of power. This is not a
defect. For more information, see “Power-saving modes” on page 39.
A solid-state drive problem
Problem: When you compress files or folders by use of the data compression function in Windows, and
then decompress them, the process of writing to or reading from the files or folders is slow.
Solution: Apply the disk defragmentation tool in Windows for faster access to the data.
A software problem
Problem: An application does not run correctly.
Solution: Make sure that the problem is not being caused by the application.
Check that your computer has the minimum required memory to run the application. Refer to the manuals
supplied with the application.
Check the following:
• The application is designed to operate with your operating system.
• Other applications run correctly on your computer.
• The necessary device drivers are installed.
• The application works when it is run on some other computer.
If an error message is displayed while you are using the application program, refer to the manuals supplied
with the application.
If the application still does not run correctly, contact your place of purchase or a service representative
for help.
Problems with ports and connectors
The following are the most common problems with ports and connectors.
A USB problem
Problem: A device connected to the USB connector does not work.
Solution: Open the Device Manager window. Make sure that the USB device setup is correct, and that the
assignment of computer resource and the installation of the device driver are correct. To open the Device
Manager window, go to Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager. If you are
prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Refer to “Diagnosing problems” on page 97 and run a diagnostic test of the USB connector.
A ThinkPad Pen Pro problem
Problem: The ThinkPad Pen Pro does not perform well.
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Solution: If the pen does not perform well, insert the pen into the pen slot to charge it for about five minutes.
Note: Ensure that your computer is on or in sleep mode. Otherwise, the pen will not be charged.
A dock problem
Problem: The computer does not start when you try to turn it on, and does not respond when you try to
resume operation.
Solution: Make sure that:
• The ThinkPad OneLink Dock is connected to power.
• The computer is correctly connected to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock.
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Chapter 9. Recovery overview
This chapter provides information about the recovery solutions.
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“Recovery overview for the Windows 7 operating system” on page 113
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“Recovery overview for the Windows 10 operating system” on page 118
Recovery overview for the Windows 7 operating system
This section provides information about the recovery solutions provided by Lenovo on the Windows 7
operating system.
Notes:
• There are a variety of methods to choose from when considering how to recover in the event of a
software-related or hardware-related problem. Some methods vary depending on the type of your
operating system.
• The product on the recovery media might be used only for the following purposes:
– Restore the product preinstalled on your computer
– Reinstall the product
– Modify the product using the Additional Files
To prevent potential performance risks or unexpected behavior that might be caused by the new solid-state
drive technology, it is recommended that you use one of the following back-up software programs:
• Rescue and Recovery version 4.52 or later
• Acronis True Image 2010 or later
• Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Suite or later, Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Home or later
Creating and using recovery media
You can use recovery media to restore the solid-state 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.
You can create recovery media using discs or external USB storage devices. To create recovery media,
you need a disc or USB storage drive with at least 16 GB of storage. The required disc or USB capacity
depends on the size of the recovery image.
Attention: Creating recovery media will delete anything stored on the disc or USB storage drive. To avoid
data loss, make a backup copy of all the data that you want to keep.
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To create recovery media, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo PC Experience ➙ Lenovo Tools ➙
Factory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
Using recovery media
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 solid-state drive will be deleted and replaced by the factory default settings.
To use recovery media on the Windows 7 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 Boot Menu 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 “Reinstalling preinstalled programs and device drivers” on page 117.
2. Some computers come with Microsoft Office preinstalled. If you need to recover or reinstall your
Microsoft Office programs, you must use the Microsoft Office CD. These discs are provided only with
computers preinstalled with Microsoft Office.
Performing backup and recovery operations
The Rescue and Recovery program enables you to back up all your solid-state 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 solid-state drive
• 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 solid-state drive, you can restore the complete contents of the
solid-state drive, restore only the selected files, or restore only the Windows operating system and programs.
Performing a backup operation
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 PC Experience ➙ Lenovo 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.
Performing a recovery operation
To perform a recovery operation using the Rescue and Recovery program on the Windows 7 operating
system, do the following:
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1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo PC Experience ➙ Lenovo 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.
For more information about performing a recovery operation from the Rescue and Recovery workspace, see
“Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace” on page 115.
Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace
The Rescue and Recovery workspace resides in a protected, hidden area of your solid-state drive that
operates independently from the Windows operating system. It 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:
• Rescue files from your solid-state drive or from a backup
The Rescue and Recovery workspace enables you to locate files on your solid-state 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 also can rescue individual files from a Rescue and Recovery backup located on your local
solid-state drive, a USB device, or a network drive.
• Restore your solid-state drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup
If you have backed up your solid-state drive using the Rescue and Recovery program, you can restore the
solid-state drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup, even if you cannot start the Windows operating
system.
• Restore your solid-state drive to the factory default settings
The Rescue and Recovery workspace enables you to restore the complete contents of your solid-state
drive to the factory default settings. If you have multiple partitions on your solid-state 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 solid-state drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or restore the solid-state
drive to the factory default settings, all files on the primary solid-state 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 solid-state drive to other media.
To start the Rescue and Recovery workspace, do the following:
1. Make sure that 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 117.
4. Do one of the following:
• To rescue files from your solid-state drive or from a backup, click Rescue files and follow the
instructions on the screen.
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• To restore your solid-state drive from a Rescue and Recovery backup or to restore your solid-state
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 solid-state drive to the factory default settings, you might have to reinstall device
drivers for some devices. See “Reinstalling preinstalled programs and device drivers” on page 117.
2. Some computers come with Microsoft Office preinstalled. If you need to recover or reinstall your
Microsoft Office programs, you must use the Microsoft Office CD. These discs are provided only with
computers preinstalled with Microsoft Office.
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 solid-state drive.
Notes:
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
To create a rescue medium on the Windows 7 operating system, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start ➙ All Programs ➙ Lenovo PC Experience ➙ Lenovo 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.
5. 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 Boot Menu
window is displayed, release the F12 key.
3. In the Boot Menu window, 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 Boot Menu
window opens, release the F12 key.
3. In the Boot Menu window, select the USB hard disk drive as the first boot device and press Enter.
The rescue medium starts.
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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.
Reinstalling preinstalled programs and device drivers
Your computer has provisions that enable you to reinstall selected factory-installed programs and device
drivers.
Reinstalling preinstalled programs
To reinstall selected programs, do the following:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Go to the C:\SWTOOLS directory.
3. Open the APPS folder. The folder contains several subfolders named for the various preinstalled
applications.
4. Open the subfolder for the program you are reinstalling.
5. Double-click Setup, and then follow the on-screen steps to reinstall the program.
Reinstalling preinstalled device drivers
Attention: When you reinstall device drivers, you are changing the current configuration of your computer.
Reinstall device drivers only when it is necessary to correct a problem with your computer.
To reinstall a device driver for a factory-installed device, do the following:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Go to the C:\SWTOOLS directory.
3. Open the DRIVERS folder. The folder contains several subfolders named for the various devices
installed in your computer (for example, AUDIO and VIDEO).
4. Open the subfolder for the device.
5. Reinstall the device driver by one of the following methods:
• In the subfolder for the device, look for a text file (a file with the extension .txt). The text file contains
information on how to reinstall that device driver.
• If the subfolder for the device contains a file of setup information (a file with the extension .inf), you
can use the Add New Hardware program (in the Windows Control Panel) to reinstall the device driver.
Not all device drivers can be reinstalled by use of this program. In the Add New Hardware program,
when prompted for the device driver you want to install, click Have Disk and Browse. Then select
the device driver file from the device subfolder.
• In the subfolder for the device, look for the executable file (a file with the extension .exe). Double-click
the file, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Attention: If you need updated device drivers for your computer, do not download them from the Windows
Update Web site. Obtain them from Lenovo. For more information, see “Making sure device drivers are
current” on page 92.
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 116.
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• Use recovery media if all other methods of recovery have failed and you need to restore the solid-state
drive to the factory default settings. See “Performing backup and recovery operations” on page 114.
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 (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 “Startup menu” on page 85 for detailed information about temporarily or permanently
changing the startup device sequence. For more information about the Setup Utility program, see “Using the
ThinkPad Setup program” on page 73.
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.
Recovery overview for the Windows 10 operating system
The Windows recovery programs enable you to reset your computer or use advanced startup options.
It is recommended that you create a recovery USB drive as early as possible. Store the recovery USB drive
as a backup or replacement for the Windows recovery programs.
For more information, see “Creating and using a recovery USB drive” on page 119.
Resetting your computer
If your computer does not perform well, you might consider resetting your computer. In the resetting process,
you can choose to keep your files or remove them, and then reinstall the Windows operating system.
To reset your computer, do the following:
Note: The graphical user interface (GUI) items of the operating system might change without notice.
1. Open the Start menu and then click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display all
programs, and then click Settings ➙ Update & security ➙ Recovery.
2. In the Reset this PC section, click Get started.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to reset your computer.
Using advanced startup options
With advanced startup options, you can change the firmware settings of the computer, change the startup
settings of the Windows operating system, start the computer from an external device, or restore the
Windows operating system from a system image.
To use advanced startup options, do the following:
Note: The GUI items of the operating system might change without notice.
1. Open the Start menu and then click Settings. If Settings is not displayed, click All apps to display all
programs, and then click Settings ➙ Update & security ➙ Recovery.
2. In the Advanced startup section, click Restart now ➙ Troubleshoot ➙ Advanced options.
3. Select a desired startup option, then follow the instructions on the screen.
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Recovering your operating system if Windows 10 fails to start
The Windows recovery environment on your computer is capable of operating independently from the
Windows 10 operating system. This enables you to recover or repair the operating system even if the
Windows 10 operating system fails to start.
After two consecutive failed boot attempts, the Windows recovery environment starts automatically. Then
you can choose repair and recovery options by following the instructions on the screen.
Note: Ensure that your computer is connected to ac power during the recovery process.
Creating and using a recovery USB drive
You can create a recovery USB drive as a backup for the Windows recovery programs. With the recovery
USB drive, you can troubleshoot and fix the problems even if the preinstalled Windows recovery programs
are damaged.
Creating a recovery USB drive
The USB drive that you use to create the recovery USB drive must be at least 16 GB of storage. The actual
USB capacity that is required depends on the size of the recovery image.
Attention: The creation process deletes anything stored on the USB drive. To avoid data loss, make a
backup copy of all the data that you want to keep.
To create a recovery USB drive, do the following:
Note: Ensure that your computer is connected to ac power during the following process.
1. Connect a proper USB drive (at least 16 GB of storage).
2. Type recovery in the search box on the taskbar. Then click Create a recovery drive.
3. Click Yes in the User Account Control window to allow the Recovery Media Creator program to start.
4. In the Recovery Drive window, follow the on-screen instructions to create a recovery USB drive.
Using the recovery USB drive
If you cannot start your computer, refer to the corresponding information in the topic “Troubleshooting” on
page 97 to try to solve the problem by yourself. If you still cannot start your computer, use the recovery
USB drive to recover your computer.
To use a recovery USB drive, do the following:
Note: Ensure that your computer is connected to ac power.
1. Connect the recovery USB drive to the computer.
2. Turn on or restart the computer. Before the Windows operating system starts, repeatedly press the F12
key. The Boot Menu window opens.
3. Select the recovery USB drive as the boot device.
4. Select a preferred keyboard layout.
5. Click Troubleshoot to display the optional recovery solutions.
6. Select a corresponding recovery solution according to your situation. Then follow the instructions on
the screen to complete the process.
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Chapter 10. Replacing devices
This chapter contains the following items:
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“Static electricity prevention” on page 121
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“Disabling the built-in battery” on page 121
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“Installing or replacing the micro SIM card” on page 122
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“Replacing the base cover” on page 122
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“Replacing the M.2 solid-state drive” on page 124
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“Installing or replacing the wireless-WAN card” on page 126
Static electricity prevention
Static electricity, although harmless to you, can seriously damage computer components and options.
Improper handling of static-sensitive parts can cause damage to the part. When you unpack an option or
a CRU, do not open the static-protective package that contains the part until the instructions direct you
to install the part.
When you handle options or CRUs, or perform any work inside the computer, take the following precautions
to avoid static-electricity damage:
• Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you.
• Always handle components carefully. Handle adapters, memory modules, and other circuit boards by the
edges. Never touch exposed circuitry.
• Prevent others from touching components.
• When you install a static-sensitive option or CRU, touch the static-protective package that contains the
part to a metal expansion-slot cover or other unpainted metal surface on the computer for at least two
seconds. This reduces static electricity in the package and your body.
• When possible, remove the static-sensitive part from the static-protective package and install the part
without setting it down. When this is not possible, place the static-protective package on a smooth,
level surface and place the part on the package.
• Do not place the part on the computer cover or other metal surface.
Disabling the built-in battery
Before replacing any FRU, ensure that you have disabled the built-in battery.
For Windows 10, disable Fast Startup before disabling the built-in battery.
To disable Fast Startup for Windows 10, do the following:
1. From the desktop, type Power in the search box on the taskbar, and select Power Options.
2. Click Change what the power buttons do on the left pane.
3. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable at the top.
4. If prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click Yes.
5. Clear the Turn on fast startup check box, and then click Save changes.
To disable the built-in battery, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
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2. Turn on your computer. When the logo screen is displayed, immediately press F1 to enter ThinkPad
Setup.
3. Select Config ➙ Power. The Power submenu is displayed.
4. Select Disable built-in battery and press Enter.
5. Select Yes in the Setup Confirmation window. The built-in battery is disabled and the computer turns off
automatically. Wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool.
Installing or replacing the micro SIM card
Before you start, print these instructions. Read the important safety information first. See “Important
safety information” on page vi.
Attention: When installing or removing the micro SIM card, do not touch the micro SIM card metal
connectors.
Micro SIM card is a small plastic card with integrated circuit (IC) chip mounted on one side of the card.
If your computer supports wireless-WAN connections, your computer requires a micro SIM card to establish
wireless-WAN connections. The micro SIM card is shipped with some computer models only and you can
purchase one when necessary.
To install or replace the micro SIM card, do the following:
1. Open the cover of the micro-SIM-card slot at the rear of the computer.
2. Do one of the following:
• If you are installing a new SIM card, go to step 3.
• If you are replacing a SIM card, push the micro SIM card inward a little bit until you hear a click and
then release it. The micro SIM card ejects. Gently slide the card out of the card slot.
3. Insert the new micro SIM card.
4. Close the cover of the card slot.
Replacing the base cover
Before you start, print these instructions. Read the important safety information first. See “Important
safety information” on page vi.
Note: Depending on the model, your computer might look slightly different from the illustrations in this topic.
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To replace the base cover, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Disable the built-in battery. See “Disabling the built-in battery” on page 121.
3. Close the computer display, and then turn the computer over.
4. Loosen the screws that secure the base cover.
5. Pivot the base cover in the direction shown by the arrow as shown.
6. Remove the base cover.
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7. Reinstall the new base cover .
8. Pivot the base cover in the direction shown by the arrow as shown.
9. Tighten the screws.
10. Turn over the computer and connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the M.2 solid-state drive
Before you start, print these instructions. Read the important safety information first. See “Important
safety information” on page vi.
Attention: The M.2 solid-state drive is very sensitive. Incorrect handling can cause damage and permanent
loss of data. Observe the following guidelines:
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• Replace the M.2 solid-state drive only if you upgrade it or have it repaired. The connector and slot of the
M.2 solid-state drive are not designed for frequent changes or replacement.
• Do not drop the M.2 solid-state drive or subject it to physical shocks. Put the M.2 solid-state drive on a
material, such as soft cloth, that absorbs any physical shocks.
• Do not touch the connector.
• Before removing the M.2 solid-state drive, make a backup copy of all the information on it, and then
turn off the computer.
• Never remove the M.2 solid-state drive while the computer is operating, in sleep mode, or in hibernation
mode.
To replace the M.2 solid-state drive, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Disable the built-in battery. See “Disabling the built-in battery” on page 121.
3. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
4. Remove the base cover. See “Replacing the base cover” on page 122.
5. Remove the screw that secures the M.2 solid-state drive.
6. Remove the M.2 solid-state drive.
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7. Install the new M.2 solid-state drive.
8. Install the screw to secure the new M.2 solid-state drive.
9. Reinstall the base cover.
10. Turn over the computer and connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Installing or replacing the wireless-WAN card
Before you start, print these instructions. Read the important safety information first. See “Important
safety information” on page vi.
Note: Depending on the model, your computer might look slightly different from the illustrations in this topic.
DANGER
During electrical storms, do not perform any replacement and do not connect or disconnect the
telephone cable from the telephone outlet on the wall.
Attention: Before you start installing the wireless-WAN card, touch a metal table or a grounded metal object.
This action reduces any static electricity from your body. Static electricity could damage the card.
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The wireless-WAN card is available only on some models. To install or replace the wireless-WAN card,
do the following:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Disable the built-in battery. See “Disabling the built-in battery” on page 121.
3. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
4. Remove the base cover. See “Replacing the base cover” on page 122.
5. If you are installing a wireless-WAN card, go to step 6. If you are replacing a wireless-WAN card, do the
following to remove the old card first.
a. If a tool is provided with the new card to help you disconnect cables, use the tool to disconnect the
cables from the old card. If no such a tool is provided, hold the cable connector with your fingers
and gently disconnect each cable from the old card.
b. Remove the screw that secures the wireless-WAN card.
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c. Carefully remove the wireless-WAN card out of the slot.
6. Align the notched edge of the new wireless-WAN card with the key in the slot. Then carefully insert the
card into the slot at an angle of about 20 degrees.
7. Install the screw to secure the card in place.
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8. Connect the antenna cables to the new wireless-WAN card. Ensure that you connect the red cable to
the main connector on the card, and the blue cable to the auxiliary connector on the card.
9. Reinstall the base cover.
10. Turn over the computer and connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the coin-cell battery
Before you start, print these instructions. Read the important safety information first. See “Important
safety information” on page vi.
DANGER
If the coin-cell battery is incorrectly replaced, there is danger of an explosion. The coin-cell battery
contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury:
• Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Do not expose it to excessive heat.
• Do not expose it to water or rain.
• Do not short-circuit it.
• Do not drop, crush, puncture, or subject to strong forces. Battery abuse or mishandling can
cause the battery to overheat, which can cause gasses or flame to “vent” from the battery
pack or coin cell.
To replace the coin-cell battery, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Disable the built-in battery. See “Disabling the built-in battery” on page 121.
3. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
4. Remove the base cover. See “Replacing the base cover” on page 122.
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5. Detach the connector 1 , and then remove the coin-cell battery 2 .
6. Install the new coin-cell battery 1 and attach the connector 2 .
7. Turn over the computer and connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
Replacing the speakers
Before you start, print these instructions. Read the important safety information first. See “Important
safety information” on page vi.
To replace the speakers, do the following:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.
2. Disable the built-in battery. See “Disabling the built-in battery” on page 121.
3. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
4. Remove the base cover. See “Replacing the base cover” on page 122.
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5. Detach the connector 1 , and then remove the screws that secure the speakers 2 .
6.
Remove the speakers.
7. Install the new speakers.
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8. Install the screws to secure the speakers 1 , and then attach the connector 2 .
9. Turn over the computer and connect the ac power adapter and all cables.
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Chapter 11. Getting support
This chapter provides information about getting help and support from Lenovo.
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“Before you contact Lenovo” on page 133
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“Getting help and service” on page 133
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“Purchasing additional services” on page 135
Before you contact Lenovo
Often, you can solve your computer problems by referring to the information in the explanations of error
codes, running diagnostic programs, or by consulting the Lenovo Web site.
Registering your computer
Register your computer with Lenovo. For more information, see “Registering your computer” on page 19.
Downloading system updates
Downloading updated software might resolve problems you experience with your computer.
To download updated software, go to the following Web site and follow the instructions on the screen:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
Recording information
Before you talk to a Lenovo representative, record the following important information about your computer.
Recording problem symptoms and details
Collect the answers to the questions below before you call for help. Then, you will be able to get help
as quickly as possible.
• What is the problem? Is it continuous or intermittent?
• Is there an error message? What is the error code, if any?
• What operating system are you using? Which version?
• Which software programs were running at the time of the problem?
• Can the problem be reproduced? If so, how?
Recording system information
The serial number label is on the bottom of your computer. Record the machine type and the serial number.
• What is the name of your Lenovo product?
• What is the machine type?
• What is the serial number?
Getting help and service
If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about Lenovo products, you
will find a wide variety of sources available from Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information
about where to go for additional information about Lenovo and our products, what to do if you experience a
problem with your computer, and whom to call for service should it be necessary.
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Information about your computer and preinstalled software, if any, is available in the documentation that
comes with your computer. That documentation includes printed books, online books, readme files, and
help files. In addition, information about Lenovo products is available on the World Wide Web.
Microsoft Service Packs are the latest software source for Windows product updates. They are available
through Web download (connection charges might apply) or through disc. For more specific information and
links, go to http://www.microsoft.com. Lenovo offers technical assistance with installation of, or questions
related to, Service Packs for your Lenovo-preloaded Microsoft Windows product. For information, contact
the Customer Support Center.
Using diagnostic programs
Many computer problems can be solved without outside assistance. If you experience a problem with your
computer, the first place to start is the troubleshooting information of your computer documentation. If you
suspect a software problem, see the documentation, including readme files and help information systems,
that comes with the operating system or application program.
ThinkPad notebook computers come with a set of diagnostic programs that you can use to help you identify
hardware problems. See “Diagnosing problems” on page 97 for instructions on using the diagnostic
programs.
The troubleshooting information or the diagnostic programs might tell you that you need additional or
updated device drivers or other software. You can get the latest technical information and download device
drivers and updates from the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support.
Lenovo Support Web site
Technical support information is available on the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
This Web site is updated with the latest support information such as the following:
• Drivers and software
• Diagnostic solutions
• Product and service warranty
• Product and parts details
• User guides and manuals
• Knowledge base and frequently asked questions
Calling Lenovo
If you have tried to correct the problem yourself and still need help, during the warranty period, you can
get help and information by telephone through the Customer Support Center. The following services are
available during the warranty period:
• Problem determination - Trained personnel are available to assist you with determining if you have a
hardware problem and deciding what action is necessary to fix the problem.
• Lenovo hardware repair - If the problem is determined to be caused by Lenovo hardware under warranty,
trained service personnel are available to provide the applicable level of service.
• Engineering change management - Occasionally, there might be changes that are required after a product
has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller, if authorized by Lenovo, will make selected Engineering Changes
(ECs) that apply to your hardware available.
The following items are not covered:
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Replacement or use of parts not manufactured for or by Lenovo or nonwarranted parts
Identification of software problem sources
Configuration of the UEFI BIOS as part of an installation or upgrade
Changes, modifications, or upgrades to device drivers
Installation and maintenance of network operating systems (NOS)
Installation and maintenance of application programs
For the terms and conditions of the Lenovo Limited Warranty that applies to your Lenovo hardware product,
see “Warranty information” in the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer.
If possible, be near your computer when you make your call in case the technical assistance representative
needs to help you resolve a computer problem. Ensure that you have downloaded the most current drivers
and system updates, run diagnostics, and recorded information before you call. When calling for technical
assistance, have the following information available:
• Machine type and model
• Serial numbers of your computer, monitor, and other components, or your proof of purchase
• Description of the problem
• Exact wording of any error messages
• Hardware and software configuration information for your system
Telephone numbers
For a list of the Lenovo Support phone numbers for your country or region, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone or refer to the Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your
computer.
Note: Phone numbers are subject to change without notice. The latest phone numbers are available at
http://www.lenovo.com/support/phone. If the number for your country or region is not provided, contact
your Lenovo reseller or Lenovo marketing representative.
Purchasing additional services
During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such as support for Lenovo
and non-Lenovo hardware, operating systems, and application programs; network setup and configuration
services; upgraded or extended hardware repair services; and custom installations services. Service
availability and service name might vary by country.
For more information about these services, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/essentials
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Appendix A. Supplemental information on the Ubuntu
operating system
In limited countries or regions, Lenovo offers customers an option to order computers with the preinstalled
Ubuntu® operating system.
If the Ubuntu operating system is available on your computer, read the following information before you use
the computer. Ignore any information related to Windows-based programs, utilities, and Lenovo preinstalled
applications in this documentation.
Accessing the Lenovo Limited Warranty
This product is covered by the terms of the Lenovo Limited Warranty (LLW), version L505-0010-02 08/2011.
Read the Lenovo Limited Warranty at:
http://www.lenovo.com/warranty/llw_02
The LLW also is preinstalled on the computer. To access the LLW, go to the following directory:
/usr/share/doc/lenovo-doc
If you cannot view the LLW either from the Web site or from your computer, contact your local Lenovo office
or reseller to obtain a printed version of the LLW.
Accessing the Ubuntu help system
The Ubuntu help system provides information about how to use the Ubuntu operating system. To access the
help system from the Unity, move your pointer to the Launch bar, and then click the Help icon. If you cannot
find the Help icon from the Launch bar, click the Search icon, and type Help to search it.
To learn more about the Ubuntu operating system, go to:
http://www.ubuntu.com
Getting support information
If you need help, service, technical assistance, or more information about the Ubuntu operating system or
other applications, contact the provider of the Ubuntu operating system or the provider of the application. If
you need the service and support for hardware components shipped with your computer, contact Lenovo.
For more information about how to contact Lenovo, refer to the User Guide and Safety and Warranty Guide.
To access the latest User Guide and Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/support
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Appendix B. Regulatory Information
The latest compliance information is available at http://www.lenovo.com/compliance.
Wireless related information
Wireless interoperability
The M.2 wireless-LAN card is designed to be interoperable with any wireless-LAN product that is based
on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Complementary Code Keying (CCK), and/or Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) radio technology, and is compliant to:
• The 802.11b/g Standard, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n, or 802.11ac on wireless-LANs, as defined and approved
by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• The Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Your Bluetooth card is compliant with Bluetooth Specification 4.0 as defined by the Bluetooth Special
Interest Group SIG. It supports the following profiles:
Note: Depending on the Bluetooth card and the operating system you use, some profiles might not
be available.
• Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
• Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP)
• Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP)
• A/V Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
• Basic Imaging Profile (BIP)
• Basic Printing Profile (BPP)
• Dial-Up Networking Profile (DUN)
• File Transfer Profile (FTP)
• Generic Access Profile (GAP)
• Generic A/V Distribution Profile (GAVDP)
• Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP)
• Headset Profile (HSP)
• Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
• Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
• Message Access Profile (MAP)
• Object Exchange Protocol (OBEX)
• Object Push Profile (OPP)
• Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
• Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
• Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
• Synchronization Profile (SYNC)
• Video Distribution Profile (VDP)
• Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)
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• Proximity Profile
• Find Me Profile
• Immediate Alert Profile
• Battery Status Profile
Usage environment and your health
This computer contains integrated wireless cards that operate within the guidelines identified by radio
frequency (RF) safety standards and recommendations therefore, Lenovo believes this product is safe for
use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the worldwide scientific
community, and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists, who continually review and
interpret the extensive research literature.
In some situations or environments, the use of wireless devices might be restricted by the proprietor of a
building or responsible representatives of an organization. For example, these situations and areas might
include the following:
• On board of airplanes, in hospitals or near petrol stations, blasting areas (with electro-explosive devices),
medical implants or body-worn electronic medical devices, such as pace makers.
• In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or
identified as harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless devices in a specific area (such as an
airport or hospital), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use a wireless device prior to turning
on the computer.
Locations of the UltraConnect™ wireless antennas
ThinkPad models feature a diversified antenna system built into the display for optimal reception, which
enables wireless communication wherever you are.
1
Wireless-WAN antenna (main)
2
Wireless-LAN antenna (main)
3
Wireless-WAN antenna (auxiliary)
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Wireless-LAN antenna (auxiliary)
Wireless-radio compliance information
Computer models equipped with wireless communications comply with the radio frequency and safety
standards of any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use.
Brazil wireless-radio compliance information
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra interferência
prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em
caráter primário.
This equipment is a secondary type device, that is, it is not protected against harmful interference, even
if the interference is caused by a device of the same type, and it also cannot cause any interference to
primary type devices.
Mexico wireless-radio compliance information
Advertencia: En Mexico la operación de este equipo estásujeta a las siguientes dos condiciones: (1) es
posible que este equipo o dispositivo no cause interferencia perjudicial y (2) este equipo o dispositivo debe
aceptar cualquier interferencia, incluyendo la que pueda causar su operación no deseada.
Locating wireless regulatory notices
For more information about the wireless regulatory notices, refer to the Regulatory Notice shipped with the
computer.
If the computer is shipped without the Regulatory Notice, you can find it on the Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/UserManual
Certification related information
The following table contains information of the product name, compliance ID, and machine types.
Product name
Compliance ID
Machine types
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
TP00076A
20FB and 20FC
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
TP00076B
20FQ and 20FR
Export classification notice
This product is subject to the United States Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and has an Export
Classification Control Number (ECCN) of 5A992.c. It can be re-exported except to any of the embargoed
countries in the EAR E1 country list.
Electronic emission notices
Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity
The following information refers to the following products:
• ThinkPad X1 Carbon, machine types 20FB and 20FC
• ThinkPad X1 Yoga, machine types 20FQ and 20FR
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help.
Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than specified or
recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party:
Lenovo (United States) Incorporated
1009 Think Place - Building One
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone Number: 919-294-5900
Industry Canada Class B emission compliance statement
CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B)
European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMC) Directive or Radio Equipment Directive
Models without a radio device: This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU
Council Directive 2004/108/EC (until 19 April, 2016) and Council Directive 2014/30/EU (from 20 April, 2016)
on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
Models with a radio device: This product is in conformity with all the requirements and essential norms
that apply to EU Council R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member
States relating to radio equipment.
Lenovo cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from
a non-recommended modification of the product, including the installation of option cards from other
manufacturers. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B equipment
according to European Standards harmonized in the Directives in compliance. The limits for Class B
equipment were derived for typical residential environments to provide reasonable protection against
interference with licensed communication devices.
Lenovo, Einsteinova 21, 851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
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German Class B compliance statement
Deutschsprachiger EU Hinweis:
Hinweis für Geräte der Klasse B EU-Richtlinie zur Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit
Dieses Produkt entspricht den Schutzanforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 2014/30/EU (früher 2004/108/EC) zur
Angleichung der Rechtsvorschriften über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten
und hält die Grenzwerte der Klasse B der Norm gemäß Richtlinie.
Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu
betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der Lenovo empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden.
Lenovo übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt
ohne Zustimmung der Lenovo verändert bzw. wenn Erweiterungskomponenten von Fremdherstellern ohne
Empfehlung der Lenovo gesteckt/eingebaut werden.
Deutschland:
Einhaltung des Gesetzes über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Betriebsmitteln
Dieses Produkt entspricht dem „Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Betriebsmitteln“
EMVG (früher „Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten“). Dies ist die Umsetzung der
EMV EU-Richtlinie 2014/30/EU (früher 2004/108/EWG) in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit
von Betriebsmitteln, EMVG vom 20. Juli 2007 (früher Gesetz über die elektromagnetische
Verträglichkeit von Geräten), bzw. der EMV EU Richtlinie 2014/30/EU (früher 2004/108/EC), für
Geräte der Klasse B.
Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen
- CE - zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Konformitätserklärung nach Paragraf 5 des EMVG ist die Lenovo
(Deutschland) GmbH, Meitnerstr. 9, D-70563 Stuttgart.
Informationen in Hinsicht EMVG Paragraf 4 Abs. (1) 4:
Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse B.
Korea Class B compliance statement
Japan VCCI Class B compliance statement
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Japan compliance statement for products which connect to the power
mains with rated current less than or equal to 20 A per phase
Japan notice for ac power cord
The ac power cord shipped with your product can be used only for this specific product. Do not use the ac
power cord for other devices.
Lenovo product service information for Taiwan
Eurasian compliance mark
Brazil audio notice
Ouvir sons com mais de 85 decibéis por longos períodos pode provocar danos ao sistema auditivo.
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Appendix C. WEEE and recycling statements
Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their
equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist
equipment owners in recycling their IT products. For information about recycling Lenovo products, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/recycling. The latest environmental information about our products is available at
http://www.lenovo.com/ecodeclaration
Important WEEE information
The WEEE marking on Lenovo products applies to countries with WEEE and e-waste regulations (for
example, the European WEEE Directive, India E-Waste Management & Handling Rules, 2011). Appliances are
labeled in accordance with local regulations concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
These regulations determine the framework for the return and recycling of used appliances as applicable
within each geography. This label is applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be
thrown away, but rather put in the established collection systems for reclaiming these end of life products.
Users of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the WEEE marking must not dispose of end of life
EEE as unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to them for the return, recycle,
and recovery of WEEE and to minimize any potential effects of EEE on the environment and human health
due to the presence of hazardous substances. Lenovo electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) may contain
parts and components, which at end-of-life might qualify as hazardous waste.
EEE and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) can be delivered free of charge to the place of
sale or any distributor that sells electrical and electronic equipment of the same nature and function as
the used EEE or WEEE.
For additional WEEE information, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/recycling
WEEE information for Hungary
Lenovo, as a producer, bears the cost incurred in connection with the fulfillment of Lenovo’s obligations
under Hungary Law No. 197/2014 (VIII.1.) subsections (1)-(5) of section 12.
Recycling information for China
http://support.lenovo.com.cn/activity/551.htm
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Recycling information for Japan
Collecting and recycling a disused Lenovo computer or monitor
If you are a company employee and need to dispose of a Lenovo computer or monitor that is the property
of the company, you must do so in accordance with the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of
Resources. Computers and monitors are categorized as industrial waste and should be properly disposed
of by an industrial waste disposal contractor certified by a local government. In accordance with the Law
for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, Lenovo Japan provides, through its PC Collecting and
Recycling Services, for the collecting, reuse, and recycling of disused computers and monitors. For details,
visit the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/recycling/japan.
Pursuant to the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, the collecting and recycling of
home-used computers and monitors by the manufacturer was begun on October 1, 2003. This service
is provided free of charge for home-used computers sold after October 1, 2003. For details, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/recycling/japan.
Disposing of Lenovo computer components
Some Lenovo computer products sold in Japan may have components that contain heavy metals or other
environmental sensitive substances. To properly dispose of disused components, such as a printed circuit
board or drive, use the methods described above for collecting and recycling a disused computer or monitor.
Disposing of disused lithium batteries from Lenovo computers
A button-shaped lithium battery is installed inside your Lenovo computer to provide power to the computer
clock while the computer is off or disconnected from the main power source. If you need to replace it with a
new one, contact your place of purchase or contact Lenovo for service. If you need to dispose of a disused
lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape, contact your place of purchase or an industrial-waste-disposal
operator, and follow their instructions.
Disposal of a lithium battery must comply with local ordinances and regulations.
Disposing of a disused battery pack from Lenovo notebook computers
Your Lenovo notebook computer has a lithium ion battery pack or a nickel metal hydride battery pack. If you
are a company employee who uses a Lenovo notebook computer and need to dispose of a battery pack,
contact the proper person in Lenovo sales, service, or marketing, and follow that person's instructions. You
also can refer to the instructions at http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.
If you use a Lenovo notebook computer at home and need to dispose of a battery pack, you
must comply with local ordinances and regulations. You also can refer to the instructions at
http://www.lenovo.com/jp/ja/environment/recycle/battery/.
Battery recycling information for Brazil
Declarações de Reciclagem no Brasil
Descarte de um Produto Lenovo Fora de Uso
Equipamentos elétricos e eletrônicos não devem ser descartados em lixo comum, mas enviados à pontos de
coleta, autorizados pelo fabricante do produto para que sejam encaminhados e processados por empresas
especializadas no manuseio de resíduos industriais, devidamente certificadas pelos orgãos ambientais, de
acordo com a legislação local.
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A Lenovo possui um canal específico para auxiliá-lo no descarte desses produtos. Caso você possua
um produto Lenovo em situação de descarte, ligue para o nosso SAC ou encaminhe um e-mail para:
reciclar@lenovo.com, informando o modelo, número de série e cidade, a fim de enviarmos as instruções
para o correto descarte do seu produto Lenovo.
Battery recycling information for Taiwan
Battery recycling information for the European Union
Notice: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU).
Batteries or packaging for batteries are labeled in accordance with European Directive 2006/66/EC
concerning batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. The Directive determines the
framework for the return and recycling of used batteries and accumulators as applicable throughout the
European Union. This label is applied to various batteries to indicate that the battery is not to be thrown
away, but rather reclaimed upon end of life per this Directive.
In accordance with the European Directive 2006/66/EC, batteries and accumulators are labeled to indicate
that they are to be collected separately and recycled at end of life. The label on the battery may also
include a chemical symbol for the metal concerned in the battery (Pb for lead, Hg for mercury, and Cd for
cadmium). Users of batteries and accumulators must not dispose of batteries and accumulators as unsorted
municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to customers for the return, recycling, and
treatment of batteries and accumulators. Customer participation is important to minimize any potential
effects of batteries and accumulators on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of
hazardous substances.
Before placing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in the waste collection stream or in waste collection
facilities, the end user of equipment containing batteries and/or accumulators must remove those batteries
and accumulators for separate collection.
Disposing of lithium batteries and battery packs from Lenovo products
A coin-cell type lithium battery might be installed inside your Lenovo product. You can find details about the
battery in the product documentation. If the battery needs to be replaced, contact your place of purchase or
contact Lenovo for service. If you need to dispose of a lithium battery, insulate it with vinyl tape, contact
your place of purchase or a waste-disposal operator, and follow their instructions.
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Disposing of battery packs from Lenovo products
Your Lenovo device might contain a lithium-ion battery pack or a nickel metal hydride battery pack. You can
find details on the battery pack in the product documentation. If you need to dispose of a battery pack,
insulate it with vinyl tape, contact Lenovo sales, service, or your place of purchase, or a waste-disposal
operator, and follow their instructions. You also can refer to the instructions provided in the user guide
for your product.
For proper collection and treatment, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/environment
Battery recycling information for the United States and Canada
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Appendix D. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Directive
The latest environmental information is available at http://www.lenovo.com/ecodeclaration.
European Union RoHS
This Lenovo product, with included parts (cables, cords, and so on) meets the requirements of Directive
2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic
equipment (“RoHS recast” or “RoHS 2”).
For more information about Lenovo worldwide compliance on RoHS, go to:
http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/RoHS_Communication.pdf
Turkish RoHS
The Lenovo product meets the requirements of the Republic of Turkey Directive on the Restriction of the Use
of Certain Hazardous Substances in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
Ukraine RoHS
India RoHS
RoHS compliant as per E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011.
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China RoHS
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Taiwan RoHS
設備名稱:筆記型電腦
型號 (型式):TP00076A, 20FB, 20FC; TP00076B, 20FQ,
20FR
Equipment name
Type designation (Type)
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Appendix E. ENERGY STAR model information
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department
of Energy aimed at saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and
practices.
Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR qualified designation. You might
find an ENERGY STAR mark affixed on the computer or displayed on the power settings interface. Lenovo
computers of the following machine types, if carry an ENERGY STAR mark, have been designed and tested
to conform to the ENERGY STAR program requirements for computers.
20FB, 20FC, 20FQ, and 20FR
By using ENERGY STAR qualified products and taking advantage of the power-management features
of the computer, you can help reduce the consumption of electricity. Reduced electrical consumption
can contribute to potential financial savings, a cleaner environment, and the reduction of greenhouse gas
emissions.
For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to:
http://www.energystar.gov
Lenovo encourages you to make efficient use of energy an integral part of your day-to-day operations. To
help in this endeavor, Lenovo has preset the following power-management features to take effect when the
computer has been inactive for a specified length of time:
Power plan: default (when plugged into ac power)
• Turn off the display: After 10 minutes
• Put the computer to sleep: After 30 minutes
To awaken the computer from sleep mode, press the power button. For more information about these
settings, see the Windows help information on the computer.
The Wake on LAN function is enabled when your Lenovo computer is shipped from the factory, and the
setting remains valid even when the computer is in sleep mode. If you do not need to have Wake on LAN
enabled while the computer is in sleep mode, you can reduce the power consumption and prolong the time
in sleep mode, by disabling the setting of Wake on LAN for sleep mode.
To disable the setting of Wake on LAN for sleep mode, do the following:
1. Go to Control Panel and click Hardware and Sound ➙ Device Manager.
2. In the Device Manager window, expand Network adapters.
3. Right-click your network adapter device, and click Properties.
4. Click the Power Management tab.
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5. Clear the Allow this device to wake the computer check box.
6. Click OK.
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Appendix F. 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
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