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MachineTypes 7812, 7813, 7814, 7815, 7816, 7817, 7818, 7819, 9680, 9681,
9682, 9683, 9684, 9685, 9686, 9687, 9688, 9689, 9690, 9691
Note Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the Safety and Warranty Guide that came with this product and Appendix B, “Notices,” on page 53. Second Edition (July 2007) © Copyright Lenovo 2005, 2007. Portions © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2005. All rights reserved. LENOVO products, data, computer software, and services have been developed exclusively at private expense and are sold to governmental entities as commercial items
Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . .v Chapter 7. Troubleshooting and diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Chapter 1. Important safety information 1 Basic troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . .27 Diagnostic programs . . . . . . . . . . .28 PC-Doctor for Windows . . . . . . . . .29 Chapter 2. Arranging your workspace . .3 PC-Doctor for DOS . . . . . . . . . . .29 Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 PC-Doctor for Windows PE . . . . . . . .31 Glare and lighting
iv User Guide
Introduction This User Guide contains the following information: v Chapter 1, “Important safety information,” on page 1 provides information about where to find safety information for this product. v Chapter 2, “Arranging your workspace,” on page 3 provides information about setting up your computer for comfort and the impact of light sources, air circulation, and electrical outlets. v Chapter 3, “Setting up your computer,” on page 5 provides information about setting up your com
vi User Guide
Chapter 1. Important safety information CAUTION: Before using this manual, it is important that you read and understand all 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 and or damage to your product. If you no longer have a copy of the Safety and Warranty Guide, you can obtain one online
2 User Guide
Chapter 2. Arranging your workspace To get the most from your computer, arrange both the equipment you use and your work area to suit your needs and the kind of work you do. Your comfort is of foremost importance, but light sources, air circulation, and the location of electrical outlets can also affect the way you arrange your workspace. Comfort Although no single working position is ideal for everyone, here are a few guidelines to help you find a position that suits you best. Sitting
Where it is impossible to avoid reflections or to adjust the lighting, an antiglare filter placed over the screen might be helpful. However, these filters might affect the clarity of the image on the screen; try them only after you have exhausted other methods of reducing glare. Dust buildup compounds problems associated with glare. Remember to clean your monitor screen periodically using a soft cloth moistened with a nonabrasive liquid glass cleaner. Air circulation Your computer and
Chapter 3. Setting up your computer Read and understand the Safety and Warranty Guide before you set up your computer. Reading and understanding the safety information reduces the risk of personal injury and or damage to your product. Set up your computer in the best possible work area that suits your needs and habits. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Arranging your workspace,” on page 3. Installing the vertical stand on some models A vertical stand can be used to place your compu
4. Carefully, position the computer with the air vents facing upward so that the computer sits on the vertical stand. Connecting your computer Use the following information when connecting your computer. Look for the small connector icons on the back of your computer. Important Setting the voltage-selection switch incorrectly can cause permanent damage to the computer. If you are not sure of the voltage provided at your electrical outlet, contact your local electric company or re
v If the voltage supply range in your local country or region is 200–240 V ac, set the switch to 230 V. 2. Connect the keyboard cable to the appropriate keyboard connector, either the standard keyboard connector 1 or the Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector 2. 3. Connect the mouse cable to the appropriate keyboard connector, either the standard mouse connector 1 or the USB connector 2. Chapter 3. Setting up your computer 7 115
4. Connect the monitor cable to the monitor connector on the computer. v If you have a Video Graphics Array (VGA) Standard monitor, connect the cable to the connector as shown. Note: If your model has two monitor connectors, be sure to use the connector on the graphics adapter. v If you have a digital video interface (DVI) monitor, your computer must have an adapter installed that supports the DVI monitor. Connect the cable to the connector as shown. 5. If you have
6. If you have audio devices, attach them using the following instructions. For more information about speakers, see steps 7 and 8. 1 Audio line-in This connector receives audio signals from an external audio device, such as a stereo system. 2 Audio line-out This connector sends audio signals from the computer to external devices, such as powered stereo speakers. 3 Microphone Use this connector to attach a microphone to your computer when you want to record sound or if yo
1394 1394 9. Connect any additional devices that you have. Your computer might not have all connectors that are shown. 1 USB Use this connector to attach a device that requires a USB connection, such as a keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer, or personal digital assistant (PDA). 2 Serial Use this connector to attach an external modem, serial printer, or other device that uses a 9-pin serial connector. 3 S-video Use this connector to attach a television set that has an S-Vide
Turning on computer power Turn on the monitor and other external devices first, and then turn on the computer. When the power-on self-test (POST) is finished, the logo window closes. If your computer has preinstalled software, the software installation program starts. If you experience any problems during startup, see Chapter 7, “Troubleshooting and diagnostics,” on page 27. For additional help, refer to Chapter 9, “Getting information, help, and service,” on page 41. You can get help
Updating your operating system Microsoft makes updates available for various operating systems through the Microsoft Windows Update Web site. The Web site automatically determines what Windows updates are available for your specific computer and lists those updates only. Updates could include security fixes, new versions of Windows components (such as media player), fixes to other portions of the Windows operating system, or enhancements. For more information about updating your operati