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Lenovo ThinkStation E30 Workstation User Guide PDF

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LENOVO products, data, computer software, and services have been developed exclusively at private expense and are sold to governmental entities as commercial items as defined by 48 C... F... R... 2... 101 with limited and restricted rights to use, reproduction and disclosure...

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Installing external options ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14 Removing the computer cover ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14 Removing and reinstalling the front bezel ... ... ... 15 Installing or replacing a PCI card ... ... ... ... ... ... 16 Installing or replacing a memory module ... ... ... 19 Installing or replacing the optical drive ... ... ... ... 21 Replacing the power supply assembly ... ... ... ... 24 Replacing the heat sink and fan assembly ... ... ... 25 Replacing the primary hard disk drive ... ... ... ... 27 Replacing the secondary hard disk drive ... ... ... 29 Replacing the card reader... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32 Replacing the front fan assembly ... ... ... ... ... ... 34 Replacing the rear fan assembly ... ... ... ... ... ... 37 Replacing the keyboard ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38 Replacing the mouse ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39 Completing the parts replacement ... ... ... ... ... ... 40

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Help and service ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 70 Using the documentation and diagnostic programs ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 70 Calling for service ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71 Using other services ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 71 Purchasing additional services ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 72

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CAUTION: Before using this manual, be sure to read and understand all the related safety information for this product... Refer to the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that you received with this product for the latest safety information... Reading and understanding this safety information reduces the risk of personal injury and or damage to your product...

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System information The following information covers a variety of models... For information about your specific model, use the Setup Utility program... See Chapter 4, Using the Setup Utility program, on page 53...

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v Ability to store power-on self-test (POST) hardware test results v Automatic power-on startup v Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) v Intel Hyper-Threading technology (some models) v Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) v Rapid Storage Technology (RST) v System Management (SM) Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) and SM software v Wake on LAN v Wake on Ring (in the Setup Utility program, this feature is called Serial Port

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v Computrace v Cover presence switch (also called intrusion switch, some models) v Enabling or disabling a device v Enabling or disabling USB connectors individually v Hard disk drive password v Keyboard with fingerprint reader (some models) v Power-On Password (POP) and Administrator Password for BIOS access v Startup sequence control v Startup without keyboard or mouse v Support for an integrated cable lock (Kensington lock) v Support for a padlock v Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

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Specifications This section lists the physical specifications for your computer...

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Fingerprint Software The integrated fingerprint reader provided on some keyboards enables you to enroll your fingerprint and associate it with your power-on password, hard disk drive password, and Windows password... As a result, fingerprint authentication can replace passwords and enable simple and secure user access... A fingerprint reader keyboard is available with select computers or can be purchased for computers that support this option...

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PC-Doctor for Rescue and Recovery The PC-Doctor for Rescue and Recovery diagnostic program is preinstalled on your hard disk drive... It is part of the Rescue and Recovery workspace on each Lenovo computer to diagnose hardware problems and report operating-system- controlled settings that can cause hardware failures... Use the PC-Doctor for Rescue and Recovery if you are unable to start the Windows operating system... See PC-Doctor for Rescue and Recovery on page 65 for more information...

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Locating connectors on the front of your computer Figure 1 shows the locations of the connectors on the front of your computer...

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Locating connectors on the rear of your computer Figure 2 shows the locations of the connectors on the rear of your computer... Some connectors on the rear of your computer are color-coded to help you determine where to connect the cables on your computer...

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Audio line-out connector Used to send audio signals from the computer to external devices, such as powered stereo speakers (speakers with built-in amplifiers), headphones, multimedia keyboards, or the audio line-in connector on a stereo system or other external recording device...

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Locating components Figure 3 shows the locations of the various components in your computer... To remove the computer cover, see Removing the computer cover on page 14...

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Locating internal drives Internal drives are devices that your computer uses to read and store data... You can add drives to your computer to increase storage capacity and enable your computer to read other types of media... Your computer comes with the following factory-installed drives: v A Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) optical drive in bay 1 v A 3... 5-inch card reader in bay 3 (installed in some models) v A 3... 5-inch SATA hard disk drive in bay 5

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1 Bay 1 - Maximum height: 43... 0 mm (1... 7 inches) Optical drive 2 Bay 2 - Maximum height: 43... 0 mm (1... 7 inches) Optical drive 3 Bay 3 - Maximum height: 25... 8 mm (1... 0 inch) 3... 5-inch card reader (installed in

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Installing external options You can connect external options to your computer, such as external speakers, a printer, or a scanner... For some external options, you must install additional software in addition to making the physical connection... When installing an external option, see Locating connectors on the front of your computer on page 7 and Locating connectors on the rear of your computer on page 8 to identify the required connector... Then, use the instructions that come with the option to help you make the connection and install any software or device drivers that are required for the option...

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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2... At the rear of the computer, press the release button 1 to open the card latch 2...

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3... If you are installing a PCI card, remove the appropriate metal slot cover... If you are replacing an old PCI card, grasp the old card that is currently installed and gently pull it out of the slot...

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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To install or replace a memory module, do the following: 1... Remove the computer cover... See Removing the computer cover on page 14... 2... Locate the memory slots... See Locating parts on the system board on page 11... 3... Remove any parts that might prevent your access to the memory slots...

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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v If you are replacing an optical drive, disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the rear of the optical drive, press the blue release button, and then slide the optical drive out of the front of the computer...

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v To work with another piece of hardware, go to the appropriate section... v To complete the installation or replacement, go to Completing the parts

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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7... Position the new heat sink and fan assembly on the system board so that the four screws are aligned with the corresponding holes in the system board and the heat sink and fan assembly cable can be easily connected to the microprocessor fan connector on the system board...

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To replace the primary hard disk drive, do the following: 1... Remove the computer cover... See Removing the computer cover on page 14... 2... Locate the primary hard disk drive... See Locating internal drives on page 11... 3... Disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the hard disk drive... 4... Press the blue release tab 1 down, slide the hard disk drive cage 2 to the

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8... To install a new hard disk drive into the blue bracket, flex the bracket and align pin 1, pin 2, pin 3, and pin 4 on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the hard disk drive... Do not touch the circuit board 5 on the bottom of the hard disk drive...

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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To replace the secondary hard disk drive, do the following: 1... Remove the computer cover... See Removing the computer cover on page 14... 2... Locate the secondary hard disk drive... See Locating internal drives on page

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7... To install a new hard disk drive into the blue bracket, flex the bracket and align pin 1, pin 2, pin 3, and pin 4 on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the hard disk drive... Do not touch the circuit board 5 on the bottom of the hard disk drive...

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Note: If your computer has a secondary hard disk drive installed, remove the secondary hard disk drive to get easier access to the front USB connector on the system board...

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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4... Release the two tabs 1 that attach the front fan assembly to the chassis as shown and then completely remove the front fan from the chassis...

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5... Insert the two tabs 2 of the new front fan assembly into the corresponding holes in the chassis, and press the other two tabs 1 through the holes until the front fan assembly is secured in place...

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Attention Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the Important safety information in the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer... To obtain a copy of the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide, go to: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Completing the parts replacement After completing the installation or replacement for all parts, you need to reinstall the computer cover and reconnect cables... Depending on the parts you installed or replaced, you might need to confirm the updated information in the Setup Utility program... Refer to Chapter 4, Using the Setup Utility program, on page 53...

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Installing security features There are several security options available to help you prevent hardware theft and unauthorized access to your computer... In addition to physical locks, you can also prevent unauthorized use of your computer by a software lock that locks the keyboard until a correct password is typed in...

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Integrated cable lock An integrated cable lock, sometimes referred to as the Kensington lock, can be used to secure your computer to a desk, table, or other non-permanent fixture... The cable lock attaches to the integrated cable lock slot at the rear of your computer and is operated with a key... The cable lock also locks the buttons used to remove the computer cover... This is the same type of lock used with many notebook computers... You can order an integrated cable lock directly from Lenovo by searching for Kensington at: http://www... lenovo... com/support

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Password protection To deter unauthorized use of your computer, you can use the Setup Utility program to set a password... When you turn on your computer, you are prompted to type the password... The computer cannot be used until a valid password is typed in... Refer to Chapter 4, Using the Setup Utility program, on page 53 for more information...

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6... Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds... Then, turn off the computer by holding the power switch for approximately five seconds...

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This chapter will help you get familiar with recovery solutions provided by Lenovo... This chapter explains when and how to use the following recovery methods: v Creating and using recovery media v Performing backup and recovery operations v Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace v Creating and using rescue media v Creating and using a recovery repair diskette v Installing or reinstalling device drivers v Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence v Solving recovery problems

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v To use Product Recovery discs on the Windows XP operating system, do the following: Attention: When you use Product Recovery discs to restore the computer to the factory default settings on the Windows XP operating system, all the files currently on the hard disk drive will be deleted and replaced by the factory default settings... During the restore process, you will be given the option to save one or more files currently on the hard disk drive to other media before the data is deleted... 1... Insert the boot disc into your CD or DVD drive... 2... Restart your computer... 3... Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer...

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Performing backup and recovery operations The Rescue and Recovery program enables you to back up all your hard disk drive contents including the operating system, data files, software programs, and personal settings... You can designate where the Rescue and Recovery program stores the backup: v On a protected area of your hard disk drive v On a secondary hard disk drive installed in your computer v On an attached external USB hard disk drive v On a network drive v On recordable CDs or DVDs (a recordable CD or DVD drive is required for this

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v Restore your hard disk drive to the factory default settings The Rescue and Recovery workspace enables you to restore the complete contents of your hard disk drive to the factory default settings... If you have multiple partitions on your hard disk drive, you have the option to restore the factory default settings to the C: partition and leave the other partitions intact... Because the Rescue and Recovery workspace operates independently from the Windows operating system, you can restore the factory default settings even if you cannot start the Windows operating system...

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2... Some computers come with Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works preinstalled... If you need to recover or reinstall your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works applications, you must use the Microsoft Office CD or Microsoft Works CD... These CDs are provided only with computers preinstalled with Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works...

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Creating and using a recovery repair diskette If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows environment, use a recovery repair diskette to repair the Rescue and Recovery workspace or repair a file needed to enter the Windows environment... It is important to create a recovery repair diskette as early as possible and store it in a safe place as a precautionary measure...

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2... If an error message appears during the repair operation and the repair operation cannot be completed, you might have a problem with the partition that contains the Rescue and Recovery workspace... Use a rescue medium to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace... For information about creating and using rescue media, see Creating and using rescue media on page 49...

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Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence Before you start the Rescue and Recovery program from an internal hard disk drive, a disc, a USB hard disk drive, or other external devices, 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... Refer to Selecting a startup device on page 55 for detailed information about temporarily or permanently changing the startup sequence...

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Viewing and changing settings The Setup Utility program menu lists various items about the system configuration... To view or change settings, start the Setup Utility program... See Starting the Setup Utility program... Then, follow the instructions on the screen...

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Password considerations A password can be any combination of up to 64 alphabetic and numeric characters... For security reasons, it is recommended to use a strong password that cannot be easily compromised... To set a strong password, use the following guidelines: v Have at least eight characters in length v Contain at least one alphabetic character and one numeric character v Setup Utility program and hard disk drive passwords are not case sensitive v Not be your name or your user name v Not be a common word or a common name v Be significantly different from your previous passwords

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Selecting a startup device If your computer does not start up from a device such as the disc, diskette, or hard disk drive as expected, do one of the following to select the startup device you want...

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Advanced settings On some computer models, the Advanced menu includes a setting to enable or disable HyperThreading... This feature works only with HyperThreading-aware operating systems, such as the Windows 7 operating system and the Windows Vista operating system... The default setting for HyperThreading is enabled... However, if you are not using a HyperThreading-aware operating system and the setting for HyperThreading is Enabled, your computer performance might be degraded... Therefore, you should always set HyperThreading to Disabled unless you are sure your operating system supports HyperThreading...

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Note: The information about configuring RAID in this chapter is applicable only for a Windows environment... For information about configuring RAID in a Linux environment, contact your Linux software provider...

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Deleting a RAID volume will reset the hard disk drives to non-RAID... 5... After deleting a RAID volume, you can: v Return to step 2 to delete additional RAID volumes... v See Creating RAID volumes on page 57 for RAID volume creation... v Use the up and down arrow keys to select Exit and press Enter... v Use the up and down arrow keys to select Reset Disks to Non-RAID and

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Using system programs System programs are the basic layer of software built into your computer... System programs include the POST, the BIOS code, and the Setup Utility program... POST is a set of tests and procedures that are performed each time you turn on your computer... BIOS is a layer of software that translates instructions from other layers of software into electrical signals that the computer hardware can execute... You can use the Setup Utility program to view and change the configuration and setup of your computer...

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Recovering from a POST/BIOS update failure If power to your computer is interrupted while POST/BIOS is being updated (flash update), your computer might not restart correctly... If this happens, perform the following procedure, which is commonly called Boot-block Recovery... 1... Turn off the computer and any attached devices, such as printers, monitors,

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11... After the recovery session is completed, the series of beeps will end, and the system will automatically turn off... Remove the disc from the optical drive before the system completely turns off...

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Note: If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced... For a list of service and support telephone numbers, refer to the ThinkStation Safety and Warranty Guide that comes with your computer or go to the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www... lenovo... com/support/phone...

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The Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program helps you maintain your computer, improve computing security, diagnose computer problems, get familiar with the innovative technologies provided by Lenovo, and get more information about your computer... You can use the Diagnostics feature of the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox program to test devices, diagnose problems, create bootable diagnostic media, update system drivers, and review system information...

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PC-Doctor for DOS You can also download the latest version of the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from http://www... lenovo... com/support... The PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program runs independently of the Windows operating system... Use the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program if you are unable to start the Windows operating system or if the two diagnostic programs preinstalled on your computer have not been successful in isolating a possible problem... You can run the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from a diagnostic disc that you created...

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Note: You can insert the disc into the optical drive when you are setting the startup device sequence... However, if you insert the disc into the optical drive when you have already entered the operating system, you need to restart the computer to access the diagnostic program...

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Non-optical mouse The non-optical mouse uses a ball to navigate the pointer... If the pointer on the screen does not move smoothly with the mouse, you might need to clean the mouse...

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5... Wash the ball in warm, soapy water then dry it with a clean cloth... 6... Blow air carefully into the ball cage 4 to dislodge dust and lint... 7... Look for a buildup of dirt on the plastic rollers 3 inside the ball cage... This

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1... The publications are in Portable Document Format (PDF)... To view the publications, you need to have the Adobe Reader program preinstalled on your computer... If the Adobe Reader program has not been installed on your computer, a message will appear when you attempt to view the PDF file and you will be guided through the Adobe Reader program installation...

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Using the documentation and diagnostic programs If you experience a problem with your computer, see Chapter 7, Troubleshooting and diagnostics, on page 63... For information on additional resources to help you troubleshoot your computer problem, see Information resources on page 69...

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Using other services If you travel with your computer or relocate it to a country where your desktop, workstation, or notebook computer machine type is sold, your computer might be eligible for International Warranty Service, which automatically entitles you to obtain warranty service throughout the warranty period... Service will be performed by service providers authorized to perform warranty service...

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Purchasing additional services During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such as support for hardware, operating systems, and application programs; network setup and configuration; upgraded or extended hardware repair services; and custom installations... Service availability and service name might vary by country or region... For more information about these services, go to the Lenovo Web site at: http://www... lenovo... com

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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 users responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any other product, program, or service...

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This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U... S... patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners... Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation... Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited...

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devices, handling static-sensitive 13 diagnostics programs, using 70 diagnostics, troubleshooting 63 diskette drive, replacing 32 diskette, creating and using a recovery repair 50 DisplayPort connector 9 documentation, using 70 drivers, device 41 drives

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power supply assembly, replacing 24 power-on self-test (POST) 59 Power-On, Password 54 programs, updating system 59 protection, password 43 purchasing additional services 72

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diagnostic programs 70 documentation 70 other services 71 passwords 53 recovery repair diskette, creating and using 50 rescue media, creating and 49 Setup Utility 53

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