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ThinkCentr e Edge
Machine T ypes: 2117 and 2118
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 v and Appendix A “Notices” on page 75 . Second Edition (Sept ember 2012) © Copyright L enovo 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 . . . . . . v Chapt er 3. Y ou and your comput er . . 19 Ser vice and upgr ades . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Accessibility and comfor t . . . . . . . . . . 19 S tatic electricity pr evention . . . . . . . . . . . v Arr anging your workspace . . . . . . . . 19 P ower cor ds and power adapt ers . . . . . . . . vi Comfor t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ext ension cor ds and r elat ed devices . . . . . . . vi Glar e and lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Plu
Chapt er 7. Using the Setup Utility P er formance and lockup pr oblems . . . . . 66 pr ogr am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 P rint er pr oblems . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 S tar ting the Setup Utility pr ogr am . . . . . . . 41 Serial por t pr oblems . . . . . . . . . . . 68 V iewing and changing settings . . . . . . . . 41 Softwar e pr oblems . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Using passwor ds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 USB pr oblems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 P asswor d consider ations . . . .
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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 Safety, W arr anty, and Setup 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 Safety, W arr anty, and Setup Guide ,
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
• 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 compliance mode The ener gy-r elat ed pr oducts dir ective (ErP) compliance mode r educes the consumption of electricity when your comput er is in standby or off mode. F or mor e information, see
P ower supply Y our comput er comes with a 120-watt aut omatic voltage-sensing power supply . Security featur es • Computr ace Agent softwar e embedded in firmwar e • Ability t o enable or disable a device • Ability t o enable and disable USB connect ors individually • P ower -on passwor d (POP), administr at or passwor d, and har d disk drive passwor d t o det er unauthoriz ed use of your comput er • S tar tup sequence contr ol • S tar tup without k eyboar d or mouse • Suppor t for an int egr a
Specifications This section lists the physical specifications for your comput er . Dimensions W idth: 469.7 mm (18.49 inches) Height: 368.3 mm (14.5 inches) Depth: 59.5 mm (2.34 inches) W eight Maximum configur ation as shipped: 5 kg (11.02 lb) (without package) Maximum configur ation as shipped: 8.3 kg (18.3 lb) (with package) Envir onment • Air t emper atur e: Oper ating: 10°C t o 35°C (50°F t o 95°F) S t or age: -40°C t o 60°C (-40°F t o 140°F) in original shipping package S t or age: -10°C t
Accessing L enovo pr ogr ams fr om the L enovo ThinkV antage T ools pr ogr am T o access L enovo pr ogr ams fr om the L enovo ThinkV antage T ools pr ogr am, click S tar t ➙ All P r ogr ams ➙ L enovo ThinkV antage T ools . Then double-click a pr ogr am icon t o access the pr ogr am. Not e: If a pr ogr am icon in the L enovo ThinkV antage T ools pr ogr am navigation window is dimmed, it indicat es that you need t o install the pr ogr am manually . T o install the pr ogr am manually, double-click
T able 2. P r ogr ams in Contr ol P anel (continued) P r ogr am Contr ol P anel section Gr een t e xt in Contr ol P anel Recover y Media S yst em and Security L enovo - F act or y Recover y Disks Rescue and Recover y S yst em and Security L enovo - Enhanced Backup and Rest or e SimpleT ap P r ogr ams L enovo - SimpleT ap S yst em Updat e S yst em and Security L enovo - Updat e and Drivers V iew Management Utility S yst em and Security L enovo V iew Management Utility Not e: Depending on your com
The L enovo Cloud S t or age pr ogr am is a cloud st or age solution that enables you t o st or e your files, such as documents and pictur es, on a ser ver . Y ou can access the st or ed files thr ough the Int ernet fr om differ ent devices such as personal comput ers, smar t phones, or tablets. F or mor e information about the L enovo Cloud S t or age pr ogr am, go t o http://w w w .lenovo.com/cloud . • L enovo Companion Thr ough the L enovo Companion pr ogr am, you can get the information abou
pr ogr am, opening a W eb page, opening a file, and so on. Y ou also can use the SimpleT ap pr ogr am t o access the L enovo App Shop, fr om which you can download various applications and comput er softwar e. T o star t the SimpleT ap pr ogr am in a quick way, do any of the following: – Click the r ed SimpleT ap launch point on the deskt op. The r ed launch point is available on the deskt op aft er you have launched the SimpleT ap pr ogr am for the first time. – P r ess the blue ThinkV antage b