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ThinkPad R30 Series
Service and Troubleshooting Guide
® ThinkPad R30 Series Service and Troubleshooting Guide
Note Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information under Appendix A, “Important safety instructions” on page 47, Appendix B, “Warranty Information” on page 51, Appendix C, “Notices” on page 65, and Appendix D, “Wireless Regulatory Information” on page 75. DANGER v To avoid electric shock hazard, connect and disconnect cables appropriately when installing, moving or opening the covers of this product or attached devices. Use the power cord with
Important Notice for Users The FCC RF Safety Requirement v When you use a Bluetooth option or wireless PCMCIA card in your ThinkPad R31 computer, please make sure of the following: 1. Visit the IBM site at www.ibm.com/pc/qtechinfo/MIGR-39377.html and confirm the updated list of RF option devices that have been approved to cooperate with the integrated wireless feature. 2. When you use any other RF option device that is not listed on the IBM site, all other wireless features including the integra
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Finding information with Access ThinkPad 4 5 1 2 3 Learn about the many features of your ThinkPad computer. ThinkPad Features provides a visual display of your computer and components. Once you are familiar with the hardware features of your system use the Tools and Tips category to get the most out of those features like Wireless Networking, Maximizing your battery life, etc... Click Access Help to open a comprehensive help system offering information such as how to change or upgrade the memory
® Whenever you have a question about your computer, or wish to view IBM Web sites, simply press the ThinkPad button to open Access ThinkPad. Click one of the Internet buttons to join an interactive ThinkPad Web community, or to directly access information about accessories and software updates, small business offerings, and help and support. Access ThinkPad includes a comprehensive, on-board help and information center for your computer and includes information such as installing additional memo
Some of the topics in your help system contain brief video clips that show you how to perform certain tasks, such as installing additional memory, replacing your battery, or inserting a PC Card. Use the controls shown to play, pause, and rewind the video clip. Finding information with Access ThinkPad vii
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Contents Important Notice for Users.......iii Getting help and service........42 The FCC RF Safety Requirement .....iii Getting help on the Web........42 Getting help by fax .........43 Calling IBM............43 Finding information with Access ThinkPad v Getting help around the world......45 Chapter 1. Overview of your new ThinkPad Appendix A. Important safety instructions 47 computer.............1 Modem safety information .......49 Your ThinkPad at a glance .......2 Lasercompliancestatement....
Wireless Interoperability........74 Interference Statement .......76 Usage environment and your Health....74 Canada – Industry Canada (IC) ....76 Europe – CE Declaration of Conformity . . 76 Singapore............79 Appendix D. Wireless Regulatory Trademarks ............79 Information............75 USA - Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ..............75 Index..............81 The FCC RF Safety Requirement ....75 ® x ThinkPad R30 Series Service and Troubleshooting Guide
Chapter 1. Overview of your new ThinkPad computer Your ThinkPad at a glance .......2 Specifications............5 Features..............3 Caring for your ThinkPad computer ....7 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2001 1
Your ThinkPad at a glance Your ThinkPad at a glance Front view System-status indicators TrackPoint Computer display Ultrabay Plus Rear view Power jack Monitor connector Modem connector Ethernet connector USB connector ® 2 ThinkPad R30 Series Service and Troubleshooting Guide
Features Features Processor ® ® ® ™ v Intel Mobile Pentium III processor with Intel SpeedStep technology or ® ™ Intel Mobile Celeron processor with on-die Level 2 cache Memory v Two slots (for base memory and memory upgrades) v Base: 128 MB v Maximum: 1 GB Note: The system allocates a portion of base memory for video. Storage device v 2.5-inch hard disk drive: Up to 40 GB, depending on the model Display The color display uses TFT technology: v Size: 13.3 or 14.1 inch, depending on the model v Re
Features External diskette drive — available on selected models To get the best performance from your diskette drives, use high-quality diskettes (such as IBM diskettes) that meet or exceed the following standards: v 1-MB, 3.5-inch, unformatted diskette: – ANSI (American National Standards Institute) X3.137 – ISO (International Standards Organization) 8860 – ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association) 100 v 2-MB, 3.5-inch, unformatted diskette: – ANSI X3.171 – ISO 9529 – ECMA 125 External
Specifications Specifications Size v 13.3 or 14.1 inch display model: – Width: 313 mm (12.3 in.) – Depth: 254 mm (10 in.) – Height: 36 mm (1.42 in.) Environment v Maximum altitude without pressurization: 3048 m (10,000 ft) v Temperature – At altitudes up to 2438 m (8000 ft) - Operating with no diskette: 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F) - Operating with a diskette: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) - Not operating: 5° to 43°C (41° to 110°F) – At altitudes above 2438 m (8000 ft) - Maximum operating temperature, 3
Specifications Electrical (ac adapter) v 72 W v Sin-wave input at 50 to 60 Hz v Input rating of the ac adapter: 100-240 V ac, 50 to 60 Hz Battery v Lithium Ion – Nominal voltage: 10.8 V dc – Capacity: 4.0 AH v Nickel Metal Hydride – Nominal voltage: 9.6 V dc – Capacity: 4.5 AH ® 6 ThinkPad R30 Series Service and Troubleshooting Guide
Caring for your ThinkPad computer Caring for your ThinkPad computer Though your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use common sense when handling it. By following these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer. Important tips: Be careful about where and how you work v Do not leave the base of your computer in contact with your lap or any part of your body for an extended period when the computer is functioning or
Caring for your ThinkPad computer v Use a quality carrying case that provides adequate cushion and protection. Do not pack your computer in a tightly packed suitcase or bag. Handle storage media and drives properly v If your computer comes with a diskette drive, avoid inserting diskettes at an angle and attaching multiple or loose diskette labels, as these can lodge in the drive. v Do not touch the surface of a CD or DVD, or the lens on the CD or DVD tray. v Wait until you hear the CD or DVD cli