Lenovo Beacon Computer User Guide PDF

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Summary of Content for Lenovo Beacon Computer User Guide PDF

Turning on Beacon

Internet Router



Front View and Rear View

Power button*/Status indicator Hard disk drive (HDD) indicators (2) Wi-Fi status indicator Reset button USB copy button USB connectors (2) HDMI connector Ethernet connector Power connector Security cable slot

* The power LED blinks slowly when the Beacon is in sleep mode. Press the power button to wake it.

LED Indicators Power LED

Power On/Off: Blinking white Working: Solid white System error: Solid red Sleep mode: Blinking white slowly

Left HDD LED Shows the status of the left-hand side HDD. Data transmission: Blinking white System error: Solid red

Right HDD LED Shows the status of the right-hand side HDD. Data transmission: Blinking white System error: Solid red

Wi-Fi Connection LED Connected with router: Solid white Data transmission: Blinking white Wi-Fi connection failed: Solid red

USB copy button LED Read/write USB data: Blinking white USB device mounted: Solid white

Connecting Beacon to the network

1. Example Local Area Network (LAN). Important: MakesureBeaconandclientdevicesconnecttothesameLocalAreaNetwork(LAN)

environment. Wireless compatibility: Beacon can connect wirelessly with your router. However, the

first time you connect Beacon to your router, you must use an Ethernet cable.





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2. Example Wide Area Network (WAN). Important: In a WAN environment, you must control Beacon by logging in with a Lenovo ID.

InternetBeacon Router




Notes: IfBeaconisconnectedoverLAN,theclientmustconnecttothesameLAN.Ifthey

are connected to the same LAN but Beacon cannot be detected, check your firewall settings to make sure the Beacon application is not blocked.

WhenconnectingtoBeaconoverWLANusingaLenovoID,makesurethesameIDis used to log in to both Beacon and the client.

Note: Onlineservicesmayrequireseparateagreementswithselectedthirdpartyservice

providers, which are subject to the credit approval and applicable service agreements or terms, rate plans and coverage maps of that provider. Service is available in select metropolitan areas, but may not be available everywhere. The service provider is solely responsible for the service. Lenovo customers may be contacted after purchasing this product to activate this service. A network connection, third-party software and/or additionalhardwaremayberequired.Additionalrestrictionsmayapply.

Setting up your Beacon Important: Client device system requirements: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 or

Android version 3.0 and above. Account settings: Used to log in to Beacon and manage its contents. The default

account name is admin (cannot be changed). Please enter a password and your email address. If you have Administrator permissions, you can create new accounts.

Lenovo ID: Bind your Lenovo ID to connect your device with Beacon through the Internet.

Method 1: Using a Windows or Android client device. Note: You must first download and install the Beacon client app from: http://www.lenovo. com/support. This app allows you to control Beacon and to carry out initial setup.

Android app

(Scan this code with your Android client device)

a. Install the Windows or Android app on a client device in the same LAN.

(The steps below show initial setup on Android.)

b. Find the app icon on your device and launch it. Find the Beacon device on your network and follow the prompts.

c. A new dialog box will pop up. The default account name and password are admin. Enter your e-mail address and click OK to finish setting up the account.

d. In the next dialog box, select the Wi-Fi network that the Beacon is connected to.

e. Register a new Lenovo ID to finish the initial setup procedure. (This step can be skipped by clicking the Finish button.)

Method 2: Connect Beacon to a TV or a monitor with a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, then connect a keyboard and mouse to Beacon to perform the initial setup.


Keyboard Mouse

TV or Monitor

Follow the prompts to set up Beacon. There is no need to install any client applications. Note: All the peripherals and HDMI cable need to be purchased separately.

OneKey USB copy Use OneKey to upload the contents of connected USB devices to Beacon.

Note: Press and hold the USB copy button for over 1 second.




System upgrade Connect Beacon to the TV, then select System Administration System Set System Upgrade.

Data management You can connect client devices to Beacon for convenient management of personal or multimedia files, such as backing up data, sharing, synchronizing and downloading.

Remote access YoucanaccessdataonBeaconovertheinternet.UseyourLenovoIDtoquicklyfind Beacon and remotely access and manage your data.

Note: Remote access is affected by network stability. Other environmental factors may affectoperationandthequalityoftheuserexperience.

Play to function You can use client devices and applications to play multimedia files on your Beacon to your TV, tablet, or other connected devices. You can also browse or play multimedia files on Beacon directly from your TV.

Restore factory settings System settings recovery: When Beacon is on, press and hold the Reset button for at least 3 seconds to restore factory settings.

Operating system recovery: Turn off the Beacon. Simultaneously press down the Reset button and Power button for over 3 seconds to restore the operating system.

Note: You can use this procedure to restore the default password if you forget your account password.

Removing the cover

Note: It helps to lay the device on a soft flat surface for this procedure. Lenovo recommends that you use a blanket, towel, or other soft cloth to protect the cover surface from scratches or other damage.

1. Lift up the top cover from the notch then slide the cover out as shown.



2. To reattach the cover: Align the cover with the chassis, then slide the cover back into position.

Replacing the hard disk drive 1. Remove the cover(s). Refer to Removing the cover. 2. Detach the hard disk drive from the connector as shown.



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3. Push the edge of the bracket outward to release the hard disk drive, then slide out the hard disk drive.

4. Install a new 3.5 inch hard disk drive as follows: 1) Line up the new hard disk drive with the bracket and secure it with the pins. 2) Slide the hard disk drive and bracket back into position. 3) Slide the cover back into position.

Getting started

Initial setup

Main functions

Hard disk drive installation

Important Safety Information

Before using this manual, it is important that you read and understand all of the related safety information for this product. Refer to the Safety and Warranty Guide that you received with this product for the latest safety information. Reading and understanding this safety information reduces the risk of personal injury or product damage.

Note: Product color and other graphics in this User Guide are for reference only and may not match the actual product.

Machine Type: 10165/90AN

Beacon User Guide Product images in this guide are for reference only.

Important: Beacon can only be placed vertically. Make sure the power button is at the top.


Please check these tips to see if they can resolve your problem before contacting Lenovo Service.

Problem: Overscan on the TV when the Beacon is connected. Tips: AdjusttheTVdisplaysettings.Thesewillvarybymanufacturer,sopleasefollow

the instructions for your model. AfterconnectingBeacontotheTV,selectSystem Administration System

Set Overscan to adjust the scan rate.

Problem: No response when you turn on the device. Tips: MakesuretheACadapterisconnectedtothedeviceandthepowercordis

plugged into a working electrical outlet. Makesurethedevicepowerison.(Pressthepowerbuttonagainfor

confirmation.) Ifyouhavecheckedthepointsaboveandtheproblemstillpersists,please

contact Lenovo Service.

Problem: The hard disk drive indicators are off or solid red after turning on the device. Tips: Unplugthepowercableandopenthecover(refertoReplacingtheharddisk

drive) and check if the HDD is securely installed. If the device still does not work, try using a different HDD or resetting to factory settings.

Ifyouhavecheckedthepointsaboveandtheproblemstillpersists,please contact Lenovo Service.

Problem: Initial setup fails. Tips: Makesuretherouterisconnectedtotheinternetandistransmittingdata. Makesuretheclientanddeviceareconnectedtothesamerouter. Ifusingwirelessequipmentfortheinitialsetup,makesureitisconnectedtothe

router and then try the initial setup again.

Problem: Client devices connected to the router cannot detect Beacon. Tips: Makesuretheclientdevicesareconnectedtotherouter. CheckyourfirewallsettingstoensuretheBeaconapplicationisnotblocked. MakesuretheclientdeviceisclosetoBeacon.

Notices Thank you for choosing this Lenovo product. Carefully read all documents shipped with your device before you install and use the product for the first time. Lenovo is not responsible for any loss except when caused by installation and operations performed by Lenovo professional service personnel. You are responsible if you fail to operate the product according toinstructionsandrequirementsinthemanualsincludedwithyourdevice,oroperatetheproduct inappropriately. This User Guide could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are made periodically to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated in new editions of the publication. To provide better service, Lenovo reserves the right to improve and/or modify the products and software programs described in the manuals included with your device, and the content of the manual, at any time without additional notice. The manuals included with your device are provided to help you use Lenovos products appropriately. For the configuration of the product, refer to the related contract (if any) or product packing list, or consult the distributor for the product sales. The content of the manuals included with your device is protected by copyright law. None of the manuals included with your device may be reproduced or transcribed by any means or translated into any language without prior written permission of Lenovo. The software interface, functionality, and hardware configuration described in the manuals included with your device might not match exactly the actual configuration of the device that you purchase.You are welcome to contact us about the manuals included with your device. For the latest information or any questionsorcomments,contactorvisittheLenovo: Service Web site: http://support.lenovo.com

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Energy Star Statement

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy aimed at saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with an ENERGY STAR compliant designation. The following machine types have been designed and tested to conform to the ENERGY STAR program requirementfordevicesatthetimeofmanufacture.FormoreinformationaboutENERGYSTARratingsfor Lenovo devices, go to http://www.lenovo.com.


By using ENERGY STAR compliant products and taking advantage of the power-management features of your device, you reduce the consumption of electricity. Reduced electrical consumption contributes to potential financial sayings, a cleaner environment, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to: http://www.energystar.gov. Lenovo encourages you to make efficient use of energy an integral part of your day-to-day operations. To help in this endeavor, Lenovo has preset the following power-management features to take effect when your device has been inactive for a specified duration: ENERGY STAR power-management features, by operating system.

Linux Power plan: Balanced Turnoffthedisplay:After5minutes Putthedevicetosleep:After30minutes Advancedpowersettings:

- Turn off hard disk drives: After 10 minutes - Hibernate: no support

To awaken your device from a Sleep or System Standby mode, press any key on your keyboard. For more information about these settings, refer to your Windows Help and Support information system.

Copyright Lenovo 2014. All rights reserved. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration GSA contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No.GS-35F-05925.



5. Install a new 2.5 inch hard disk drive as follows: 1) Remove the top-right pin as shown. 2) Line up the holes on the 2.5 inch hard disk drive with the four mounting holes

on the bracket.

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3) Secure the 2.5 inch hard disk drive to the bracket with the four screws.

4) Slide the hard disk drive and bracket back into position. 5) Slide the cover back into position.

Replacing the middle assembly 1. Remove the two covers. Refer to Removing the cover. 2. Remove the hard disk drive(s) and brackets. Refer to Replacing the hard disk


3. To install the new middle assembly: 1) Line up the hard disk drive(s) and brackets, then slide them into position. 2) Attach the two covers to the new middle assembly.

Adding a new hard disk drive Follow the steps in Replacing the hard disk drive to install a new hard disk drive. After doing so, a pop-up dialog box will tell you to back up your data and format the hard disk. Please follow the prompts.

Caution: Addinganewharddiskdriveorchangingthedisksettingsmayresultindataonthe

original and new hard disk drive being damaged or lost. Back up the data on the original hard disk before adding a new hard disk or changing the RAID settings. Do not assemble or disassemble the hard disk in the boot state. This will corrupt data.

Android app

Problem: Power LED indicator is solid red. Tips: PressthepowerbuttontoturnoffBeacon,thenrestartit. IfthepowerLEDisstillsolidredafterrestarting,tryrestoringfactorysettings(see

Restore factory settings). Ifyouhavecheckedthepointsaboveandtheproblemstillpersists,please

contact Lenovo Service.

Problem: Power lost while restoring the system. Tips: Reconnectthepowercableandrestorethesystemagain. Ifthedevicecannotbeturnedon,contactLenovoService.

Problem: The client application cannot start up. Tips: Restarttheclientdevice,reconnecttotheinternetandstarttheapplicationagain. Uninstalltheapplication,thendownloaditandinstallitagain. Makesurethatyourantivirussoftwareorsystemprotectionprogramisnot

blocking the client application.

Problem: Nothing appears on the TV or monitor when Beacon is connected. Tips: MakesuretheTVormonitoristurnedon. MakesuretheHDMIcableisproperlyconnected. CheckifBeaconisturnedon.

Problem: Data cannot be synchronised after a client device connects to Beacon. Tips: MakesurethatallclientdevicesandBeaconareconnectedtothesamerouter. Makesurethatsynchronizationisturnedonfortheclientdevice. RestartBeacon.

Problem: Play to function does not work. Tips: CheckifBeaconisconnectedtotheTVormonitorandturnedon. MakesuretheMediaLibraryisopensothePlaytosignalcanbereceived. Makesurethatthemultimediafileispresentandnotcorrupt.

Caution: KeepinmindthatBeaconismeantforfile-sharingandmediaplayback.Anydevicesthat

connect to Beacon can access shared folders and files. Do not store private data in shared folders or files, and do not place anyone else

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