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Machine T ypes: 7782, 7783, 7821, 7823, and 7824
Not e: Befor e using this information and the pr oduct it suppor ts, be sur e t o r ead and understand the “Impor tant safety information” on page iii and Appendix A “Notices” on page 77 . F our th Edition (June 2012) © Copyright L enovo 2011, 2012. LIMITED AND RES TRIC TED RIGHT S NO TICE: If data or softwar e is deliver ed pursuant a Gener al Ser vices Administr ation “GSA ” contr act, use, r epr oduction, or disclosur e is subject t o r estrictions set for th in Contr act No. GS-35F-05925.
Contents Impor tant safety information . . . . . iii A ttaching an int egr at ed cable lock . . . . . . . 21 Ser vice and upgr ades . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii Using passwor ds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 S tatic electricity pr evention . . . . . . . . . . . iii BIOS passwor ds . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 P ower cor ds and power adapt ers . . . . . . . . iv W indows passwor ds . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ext ension cor ds and r elat ed devices . . . . . . . iv Configuring the fingerprint r eader
S tar ting the Setup Utility pr ogr am . . . . . . . 59 Information r esour ces . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 V iewing and changing settings . . . . . . . . 59 L enovo ThinkV antage T ools . . . . . . . . 73 Using passwor ds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 L enovo W elcome . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 P asswor d consider ations . . . . . . . . . 59 Help and Suppor t . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 P ower -On P asswor d . . . . . . . . . . 60 Safety and W arr anty . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Administr at or P
Impor tant safety information C A UTION: Befor e using this manual, be sur e t o r ead and understand all the r elat ed safety information for this pr oduct. Refer t o the information in this section and the safety information in the ThinkS tation Safety and W arr anty Guide that you r eceived with this pr oduct. Reading and understanding this safety information r educes the risk of personal injur y and damage t o your pr oduct. If you no longer have a copy of the ThinkS tation Safety and W arr
or CRU , do not open the static-pr ot ective package containing the par t until the instructions dir ect you t o install it. When you handle options or CRUs, or per form any work inside the comput er , tak e the following pr ecautions t o avoid static-electricity damage: • Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity t o build up ar ound you. • Always handle components car efully . Handle adapt ers, memor y modules, and other cir cuit boar ds by the edges. Never t ouch e xposed cir
Plugs and outlets If a r eceptacle (power outlet) that you int end t o use with your comput er equipment appears t o be damaged or corr oded, do not use the outlet until it is r eplaced by a qualified electrician. Do not bend or modify the plug. If the plug is damaged, contact the manufactur er t o obtain a r eplacement. Do not shar e an electrical outlet with other home or commer cial appliances that dr aw lar ge amounts of electricity; other wise, unstable voltage might damage your comput er ,
F or your safety and t o maintain optimum comput er per formance, always follow these basic pr ecautions with your deskt op comput er: • K eep the cover closed whenever the comput er is plugged in. • Regularly inspect the outside of the comput er for dust accumulation. • Remove dust fr om vents and any per for ations in the be z el. Mor e fr equent cleanings might be r equir ed for comput ers in dusty or high-tr affic ar eas. • Do not r estrict or block any ventilation openings. • Do not st or e
Laser compliance stat ement C A UTION: When laser pr oducts (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or tr ansmitt ers) ar e installed, not e the following: • Do not r emove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser pr oduct could r esult in e xposur e t o hazar dous laser r adiation. Ther e ar e no ser viceable par ts inside the device. • Use of contr ols or adjustments or per formance of pr ocedur es other than those specified her ein might r esult in hazar dous r adiation e xposu
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Chapt er 1. P r oduct over view This chapt er pr ovides information about the comput er featur es, specifications, softwar e pr ogr ams pr ovided by L enovo, and locations of connect ors, components, par ts on the syst em boar d, and int ernal drives. F eatur es This section intr oduces the comput er featur es. The information covers a variety of models. T o view the information about your specific model, do one of the following: • Go int o the Setup Utility pr ogr am by following the instructio
• Int ernal speak er Connectivity • 100/1000 Mbps int egr at ed E thernet contr oller Syst em management featur es • Ability t o st or e power -on self-t est (POS T) har dwar e t est r esults • Deskt op Management Int er face (DMI) Deskt op Management Int er face pr ovides a common path for users t o access information about all aspects of a comput er , including pr ocessor type, installation dat e, attached print ers and other peripher als, power sour ces, and maint enance hist or y . • ErP com
Input/Output (I/O) featur es • 9-pin serial por t (one standar d) • Eight Universal Serial Bus (USB) connect ors (two on the fr ont panel and six on the r ear panel) • One E thernet connect or • One P ersonal S yst em/2 (PS/2) k eyboar d connect or (optional) • One PS/2 mouse connect or (optional) • Thr ee audio connect ors on the r ear panel (audio line-in connect or , audio line-out connect or , and micr ophone connect or) • T wo audio connect ors on the fr ont panel (micr ophone connect or an
® ® Y our comput er is pr einstalled with the Micr osoft W indows 7 oper ating syst em. 1 Oper ating syst em(s), cer tified or t est ed for compatibility (varies by model type) ® • Linux • Micr osoft W indows XP P r ofessional SP 3 Specifications This section lists the physical specifications for your comput er . Dimensions W idth: 175 mm (6.89 inches) Height: 425.2 mm (16.74 inches) (floor t o t op of handle) Depth: 430.8 mm (16.96 inches) W eight Maximum configur ation as shipped: 11.2 kg (24.
Softwar e over view The comput er comes with a pr einstalled oper ating syst em and sever al softwar e pr ogr ams pr ovided by L enovo. Softwar e pr ovided by L enovo The following softwar e pr ogr ams ar e pr ovided by L enovo t o help you impr ove pr oductivity and r educe the cost associat ed with maintaining your comput er . Softwar e pr ogr ams pr ovided with your comput er might var y depending on your comput er model type and pr einstalled oper ating syst em. L enovo ThinkV antage T ools
P r oduct Recover y The P r oduct Recover y pr ogr am enables you t o r est or e the cont ents of the har d disk drive t o the fact or y default settings. ThinkV antage Rescue and Recover y The ThinkV antage Rescue and Recover y pr ogr am is a one butt on r ecover y and r est or e solution that includes a set of self-r ecover y t ools t o help you diagnose comput er pr oblems, get help, and r ecover fr om syst em cr ashes, even if you cannot star t the W indows oper ating syst em. Not e: If the
L ocating connect ors, contr ols, and indicat ors on the fr ont of your comput er Figur e 1 “F r ont connect or , contr ol, and indicat or locations” on page 7 shows the locations of the connect ors, contr ols, and indicat ors on the fr ont of your comput er . Figur e 1. F r ont connect or , contr ol, and indicat or locations 1 Optical drive eject/close butt on 5 USB connect or (USB por t 1) 2 Har d disk drive activity indicat or 6 Headphone connect or 3 P ower indicat or 7 Micr ophone connect o
L ocating connect ors on the r ear of your comput er Figur e 2 “Rear connect or locations” on page 8 shows the locations of the connect ors on the r ear of your comput er . Some connect ors on the r ear of your comput er ar e color -coded t o help you det ermine wher e t o connect the cables on your comput er . Figur e 2. Rear connect or locations 1 P ower cor d connect or 8 Micr ophone connect or 2 Serial por t 9 Audio line-out connect or 3 PS/2 k eyboar d and mouse connect ors 10 Audio line-in
Connect or Description DisplayP or t connect or Used t o attach a high-per formance monit or , a dir ect-drive monit or , or other devices that use a DisplayP or t connect or . Not e: The DisplayP or t connect or is not applicable on some models. If your comput er has a gr aphics car d installed, be sur e t o use a monit or connect or on the gr aphics car d. E thernet connect or Used t o attach an E thernet cable for a local ar ea network (LAN) . Not e: T o oper at e the comput er within FCC Cla
L ocating components Figur e 3 “Component locations” on page 10 shows the locations of the various components in your comput er . T o r emove the comput er cover , see “Removing the comput er cover ” on page 26. Figur e 3. Component locations 1 Heat sink and fan assembly 6 F r ont fan assembly 2 Memor y module(s) 7 Gr aphics car d (available in some models) 3 Optical drive 8 Rear fan assembly 4 C ar d r eader (available in some models) 9 P ower supply assembly 5 F r ont audio and USB assembly 10