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Machine type: 10062/7727
IdeaCentre K3 Series
Version 4.0 2010.10
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 damage to your product. Danger: Be aware of extremely hazardous or lethal situations. Attention: Be aware of possible damage to programs, de
Contents Important Safety Information Chapter 1 Using the Computer Hardware .............................. 1 1.1 Front view of the chassis .........................................................2 1.2 Rear view of the chassis ..........................................................4 1.3 Connecting your computer .....................................................5 1.4 Power Dial (Selected models only) .........................................11 Chapter 2 Using the Rescue System ............
Chapter Using the Computer Hardware This chapter contains the following 1 topics: Computer hardware introduction Information on computer connections 2 Note: The descriptions in this chapter might be different from what you see on your computer, depending on the computer models and configurations. 3 4 User Guide 1
1.1 Front view of the chassis Attention: Be careful not to block any air vents on the computer. Blocked air vents can cause overheating. 1 2 3 4 7 5 6 8 9 Power button Power Dial indicator ON/OFF File backup button USB connector Microphone connector Headphone connector Memory card reader (selected models only) Optical drive (some models are equipped with only one optical drive) Power Dial switch 2 User Guide
1 2 5 3 4 6 Power button Headphone connector USB connector Memory card reader Microphone connector Optical drive User Guide 3
1.2 Rear view of the chassis Voltage selection switch (selected models only) Power connector PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector USB connectors (7) Ethernet connector 7.1 Audio connectors (6) On-board VGA connector (selected models only) HDMI port (2) 4 User Guide
1.3 Connecting your computer Use the following information when connecting your computer. • Look for the small connector icons on the back of your computer . Match the connectors to the icons. • If your computer cables and connector panel have color -coded connectors, match the color of the cable end with the color of the connector. Note: Your computer may not have all of the connectors described in this section. 1.3.1 Check the position of the voltage-selection switch on the rear of t
1.3.3 Connect the mouse cable to the appropriate mouse connector (PS/2 connector or USB connector). Note: If your computer is equipped with a wireless keyboard or mouse, follow the installation instructions for those devices. 1.3.4 Connect the monitor cable to the monitor connector on the computer. • 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 t
1.3.5 If you have audio devices, attach them using the following instructions. Audio line-in This connector receives audio signals from an external audio device, such as a stereo system. Audio line-out This connector sends audio signals from the computer to external devices, such as powered stereo speakers. Microphone Use this connector to attach a microphone to your computer when you want to record sound or if you use speech-recognition software. This connector might be located on the fro
1.3.6 7.1 Audio configuration instructions Use the following illustration when connecting a 7.1 surround sound audio system: 2 1 3 4 5 6 Side Speaker Out Mic In Rear Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Line In Note: For more detailed settings, click Start → Control panel → Hardware and Sound → Lenovo HD Audio Manager. Follow the instructions to configure advanced settings. Sound configuration is as follows: 1. Right click the Sound icon in the system property bar and se
Note: If the audio configuration interfaces above are different from those on your computer, you may use the above steps as a reference to configure the 7.1 surround sound audio device system in your actual audio configuration interface and read the electronic Help information for further assistance. 1.3.7 Connect any additional devices that you have. Your computer may not have all the connectors shown here. USB connector Use this connector to attach a device that requires a USB connectio
1.3.9 If your computer is equipped with a Memory Card Reader Connector, it can read/write data from the following: Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo. Secure Digital Card, SD High Capacity Card, Mini Secure Digital Card, Mini SD High Capacity Card, Multi Media Card, Reduced Size Multi Media Card, Multi Media Card Plus, Multi Media Card Mobile, XD Micro Drive, Compact Flash Type I, Compact Flash Type II 1.3.10 Keyboard and Mouse (wired) LVT —— After enter
1.4 Power Dial (Selected models only) The Power Dial feature allows your computer to switch to different modes, thus providing you with customized experiences during operations. TURBO mode AUTO mode COOL mode Operation of the Power Dial The Power Dial function supports three operating modes: AUTO TURBO and COOL. System resources are optimized by toggling between those three different modes. Different modes are used for different applications. Display the main screen of the software Double
Open the running status for each component under the Mode Switch: GPU — Show the percentage of the current GPU clock frequency against the nominal maximal GPU clock frequency. CPU — Show the percentage of the current CPU clock frequency against the nominal maximal CPU clock frequency. ODD — The status of the optical drive. HDD — The status of the hard disk drive. AUTO AUTO mode 12 User Guide AUTO
AUTO Each component operates as displayed in the picture. The numeric values may vary because each model is configured differently. TURBO TURBO mode Runs at full speed. The system achieves its optimal performance. Turn the Power Dial knob to the TURBO position to enable this mode. TURBO Each component operates as shown in the adjacent picture. The numeric values may vary because each model is configured differently. User Guide 13 TURBO
COOL COOL mode The CPU runs at low frequency. The system consumes minimum power. Turn the Power Dial knob to the COOL position to enable this mode. COOL Each component operates as shown in the adjacent picture. The numeric values may vary because each model is configured differently. If other applications such as the burner program or game software change the parameter settings for COOL mode when it is launched, a prompt dialog box will pop up indicating that your “COOL settings” have
Chapter Using the Rescue System This chapter contains the following 1 topics: OneKey Recovery Driver and Application Installation System Setup System Backup System Recovery 2 Create Recovery Disc Attention: Using this program will result in loss of data. • Y ou can r estor e the C: drive of the computer to factory default settings or to the last system 3 backup status using OneKey Recovery. If you do this, all of the existing data on drive C: will be lost, but the content a