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T hinkP a d ® R5 0 Ser ie s S e rvi c e an d T r o u b l es h o o tin g Gu id e .
T hinkP a d ® R5 0 Ser ie s S e rvi ce an d T r o ub l es h o o tin g Gu i de .
Note Before using this information and the pr oduct it supports, be sure to read the general information under “Important safety information” on page v, Appendix A, “W ireless r elated information,” on page 43, Appendix B, “W arranty information,” on page 47, and Appendix D, “Notices,” on page 77.
Contents Important safety information . . . . . .v Conditions that req ui re immediate action . .v General safety guidelines . . . . . . . .v i Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .v i Power cords and power adapters .
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Σηµαντικς οδηγες σχετικ µε την ασϕλεια Σηµεωση Παρακαλο!µε διαβστε πρ τα τις σηµαντικς πληροϕορες για την ασϕλεια.
Καταστσεις που πρπει να αντιµετωπζονται µεσα Τα προϊντα µπορον να υποστον ζηµις λγω κακς χρσης αµλειας. Σε ορισµνες περιπτσεις, οι ζηµις σως εναι τσο σοβαρς στε το προϊν να µην πρπει να χρησιµοποιηθε ξαν" ως του ελεγχθε και, αν εναι αναγκαο, επισκευαστε απ εξουσιοδοτηµνο τεχνικ.
Σηµεωση: Αν παρατηρσετε ττοιες συνθκες σε προϊ&ν (π.χ. µια επκταση καλωδου) που δεν χει κατασκευαστε απ& για τη Lenovo, σταµατστε να χρησιµοποιετε αυτ& το προϊ&ν ως &του επικοινωνσετε µε τον κατασκευαστ του προϊ&ντος για περαιτρω οδηγες, ως &του προµηθευτετε κατλληλο προϊ&ν αντικατστασης.
Προσοχ: Προτο! ξεκινσετε την αντικατσταση µονδων CRU, κλεστε τον υπολογιστ και περιµνετε τρα ως πντε λεπτ µχρι να µειωθε η θερµοκρασα στο εσωτερικ& του υπολογιστ πριν ανοξετε το κλυµµα.
Φις και πρζες Αν κποια πρζα που σκοπε!ετε να χρησιµοποισετε µε τον υπολογιστ χει ενδεξεις ζηµι ν διβρωσης, µην τη χρησιµοποισετε ως &του αντικατασταθε απ& ηλεκτρολ&γο.
κρα της µπαταρας, σταµατστε να τη χρησιµοποιετε και αντικαταστστε τη µε καινο!ργια απ& τον κατασκευαστ της µπαταρας.
Για την ασϕλει σας και για τη βελτιστοποηση της απ&δοσης του υπολογιστ, να παρνετε πντα τις ακ&λουθες βασικς προϕυλξεις &σον αϕορ τον επιτραπζιο υπολογιστ: v ]ταν ο υπολογιστς εναι συνδεδεµνος σε πρζα παροχς ρε!µατος, να διατηρετε το κλυµµα του κλειστ&.
Πρσθετες πληροϕορες ασϕλειας ΚΙΝ∆ΥΝΟΣ Το ηλεκτρικ ρεµα στα καλδια ρεµατος, τηλεϕνου και επικοινωνας εναι επικνδυνο.
ΚΙΝ∆ΥΝΟΣ Μειστε τον κνδυνο πυρκαγι"ς και ηλεκτροπληξας τηρντας π"ντα τις βασικς προϕυλ"ξεις, πως: v Μη χρησιµοποιετε τον υπολογιστ µσα κοντ" σε νερ.
ΚΙΝ∆ΥΝΟΣ Αν η εϕεδρικ µπαταρα δεν αντικατασταθε µε το σωστ τρπο, υπ"ρχει κνδυνος κρηξης. Η µπαταρα λιθου περιχει λθιο και µπορε να εκραγε αν ο χειρισµς η απρριψ της δεν γνει µε το σωστ τρπο.
ΚΙΝ∆ΥΝΟΣ Για να ελαττσετε τον κνδυνο πυρκαγι"ς, ηλεκτροπληξας τραυµατισµο κατ" τη χρση τηλεϕωνικο εξοπλισµο, τηρετε π"ντα τις βασικς προϕυλ"ξεις, πως: v Ποτ µην εγκαθιστ"τε τηλεϕωνικ" καλδια κατ" τη δι"ρκεια καταιγδας.
ΚΙΝ∆ΥΝΟΣ Τα προϊ&ντα laser Κατηγορας 1 δεν θεωρο!νται επικνδυνα. Ο σχεδιασµ&ς του συστµατος laser και της οπτικς µονδας αποθκευσης εξασϕαλζει τη µη κθεση σε ακτινοβολα laser , πνω απ& το εππεδο της Κατηγορας 1, σε συνθκες συνθους λειτουργας, συντρησης απ& το χρστη παροχς υπηρεσι ν.
Important notice for users Important regulatory notice for users Information about hard disk capacity The ThinkPad R50 Series computer complies with the radio frequency and safety standar ds of any country or region in which it has been appr oved for wireless use.
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Finding information with Access IBM The blue Access IBM button can help you in many situations when your computer is working normally , and even when it is not. At your desktop, press the Access IBM button to open Access IBM.
Some of the topics in your help system contain brief video clips that show you how to perform certain tasks, such as replacing your battery , inserting a PC Card, or upgrading your memory . Use the contr ols shown to play , pause, and rewind the video clip.
Chapter 1. Overview of your new ThinkPad computer Y our ThinkPad at a glance . . . . . . .2 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Caring for your ThinkPad computer .
Y our ThinkPad at a glance Front view Computer display Ultraba y Enhanced T rackP oint System-status indicators T ouch pad Fingerpr int reader P ower-status indicators Access IBM button E.
Features Processor v Intel ® Pentium ® M Processor v Intel ® Celeron ® M Processor Memory v Double data rate (DDR) synchr onous dynamic random access memory (DRAM) (on some models) v Double data rate II (DDRII) synchr onous dynamic random access memory (DRAM) (on some models) Memory Speed Support: Y our computer may not be able to operate at all memory speeds (MHz).
v Ster eo headphone jack v Micr ophone jack v V ideo-out connector (S-V ideo) v 2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors v IEEE 1394 connector (on s.
Specifications Size 14-inch model v W idth: 314 mm (12.4 in.) v Depth: 260 mm (10.2 in.) v Height: fr ont 34 mm (1.35 in.), rear 37 mm (1.46 in.) 15-inch model v W idth: 332 mm (13.1 in.) v Depth: 269 mm (10.
Caring for your ThinkPad computer Though your computer is designed to function reliably in normal work environments, you need to use common sense in handling it. By following these important tips, you will get the most use and enjoyment out of your computer .
v Use a quality carrying case that pr ovides adequate cushion and protection. Do not pack your computer in a tightly packed suitcase or bag. Handle storage media and drives properly v A void inserting diskettes at an angle and attaching multiple or loose diskette labels, as these can lodge in the drive.
v T ake care not to turn your computer over while the ac adapter is plugged in. This could break the adapter plug. v T urn off your computer if you ar e replacing a device in a device bay , or else verify that the device is warm-or hot-swappable.
2. W ipe each keytop surface with the cloth. W ipe the keys one by one; if you wipe several keys at a time, the cloth may hook onto an adjacent key and possibly damage it. Make sure that no liquid drips onto or between the keys.
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Chapter 2. Solving computer problems Diagnosing problems . . . . . . . . .1 2 T roubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . .1 2 Error messages . . . . . . . . . .1 2 Errors without messages . . . .
Diagnosing problems If you have a problem with your computer , you can test it by using PC-Doctor ® for W indows. To run PC-Doctor for W indows, do as follows: 1. Click Start . 2. Move the pointer to All Programs (in W indows other than W indows XP , Programs ) and then to PC-Doctor for W indows .
Message Solution 0177: Bad SVP data, stop POST task. Checksum of the supervisor password in the EEPROM is not corr ect. The system board should be r eplaced. Have the computer serviced. 0182: Bad CRC2. Enter BIOS Setup and load Setup defaults.
Message Solution 0200: Hard disk err or The hard disk is not working. Make sure that the har d disk drive is attached firmly . Run the BIOS Setup Utility; then make sure the har d disk drive is not disabled in the Startup menu.
Message Solution 0280: Previous boot incomplete Y our computer was previously unable to complete the boot process. Tu r n the computer off; then turn it on to start the BIOS Setup Utility . V erify the configuration and then restart the computer either by choosing the Exit Saving Changes option under the Restart item or by pressing F10.
Message Solution 1810: Hard disk partition layout error A problem in r ecognizing the layout of the partition on the hard disk has halted computer startup. Either the IBM Predesktop Ar ea has been deleted, or the hard disk contains corrupt data.
Message Solution Hibernation error The system configuration changed between the time your computer enter ed hibernation mode and the time it left this mode, and your computer cannot resume normal operation. v Restore the system configuration to what it was before your computer entered hibernation mode.
If the power-on passwor d prompt does not appear , the brightness level might be set to minimum brightness. Adjust the brightness level by pressing Fn+Home. If the screen still r emains blank, make sure that: v The battery is installed corr ectly .
than the display size. This is to maintain compatibility with other DOS applications. To expand the screen image to the same size as the actual screen, start the ThinkPad Configuration Pr ogram and click LCD ; then select the Screen expansion function.
2. Remove the external numeric keypad or the mouse. 3. T urn on the computer and try using the keyboard again. If the keyboard pr oblem is resolved, car efully reconnect the external numeric keypad, external keyboard, or mouse, making sur e that you have seated the connectors properly .
Problem: The mouse or the pointing device does not work. Solution: Make sure that the T rackPoint is enabled in the ThinkPad Configuration Program, and then try using the T rackPoint. If the T rackPoint works, the error might be due to the mouse.
If these items are corr ect, have the computer serviced. Problem: The critical low-battery error message is displayed, and the computer immediately turns off. Solution: The battery power is getting low . Connect the ac adapter to the computer , or replace the battery with a fully char ged one.
Solution: Check whether any option has been selected that would disable your computer from entering standby or hibernation mode. Problem: The system does not wake up at the time set on the timer , if the computer is not connected to an ac power source, – or – The system does not enter hibernation mode from suspend mode if the computer is not connected to an ac power source.
1. Start the ThinkPad Configuration Pr ogram. 2. Click Power Management . 3. Click the Hibernate tab. 4. Select the hibernate support checkbox. 5. Click OK. Note: If you want to be able to enter hibernation mode by pressing Fn+F12, you need to install the PM driver .
1. Click the Settings tab. 2. Check whether the scr een resolution and color quality are corr ectly set. 3. Click Advanced . 4. Click the Adapter tab. 5. Make sur e that “ AT I Mobility RADEON xxxxx ” , “ AT I Mobility FIRE GL xxxxx ” , or “ Intel xxxxx ” is shown in the adapter information window .
If the battery cannot be fully charged in 24 hours, use a new battery . Problem: Y our computer shuts down before the battery status indicator shows empty . or Y our computer operates after the battery status indicator shows empty .
the “ Excluded from boot or der ” list, it is disabled. Select the entry for it in the list and press the x key . This moves the entry to the “ Boot priority order ” list. A startup problem Problem: The Microsoft ® W indows operating system will not start.
3. After the Rescue and Recovery workspace opens, you can do the following: v Rescue and Restore Y our files, folders, or backups. v Configure Y our system settings and passwords. v Communicate Use the internet and link to the ThinkPad support site.
Other problems Problem: The computer locks or does not accept any input. Solution: Y our computer might lock when it enters standby mode during a communication operation. Disable the standby timer when you are working on the network.
Solution: If you select the Maximum Battery mode for the Intel SpeedStep ® technology , this problem may occur . This mode is designed to achieve maximum battery life by switching the processor speed between the regular low speed and half of that speed, depending on how much the processor is used.
Solution: Make sure that the pr oblem is not being caused by the application. Check that your computer has the minimum requir ed memory to run the application. Refer to the manuals supplied with the application.
To start BIOS Setup Utility , do as follows: 1. To protect yourself against accidental loss of data, back up your data and computer registry . For details, r efer to the on-board help. 2. Remove any diskette fr om the diskette drive, and then turn off the computer .
Yo u can use either the Rescue and Recovery program or the Rescue and Recovery workspace to restor e the contents of the hard disk to an earlier state using any of the stored backups. The Rescue and Recovery workspace r uns independently of the W indows operating system.
Notes: 1. Replace the har d disk drive only if you upgrade it or have it repaired. The connectors and bay of the hard disk drive wer e not designed for frequent changes, or drive swapping. 2. The Rescue and Recovery workspace and the Pr oduct Recovery program are not contained in the optional har d disk drive.
6. Detach the cover fr om the hard disk drive. 1 1 2 7. Attach the cover to a new har d disk drive. 8. Insert the har d disk drive and its cover into the hard disk drive bay; then firmly install them.
Replacing the battery 1. T urn off the computer , or enter hibernation mode. Then disconnect the ac adapter and all cables from the computer . Note: If you are using a PC Car d, the computer might not be able to enter hibernation mode.
6. T urn the computer over again. Connect the ac adapter and the cables to the computer . Replacing the battery Chapter 2. Solving computer problems 37 .
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Chapter 3. Getting help and service Getting help and service . . . . . . . .4 0 Getting help on the We b . . . . . . . .4 0 Calling the Customer Support Center . . .4 0 Getting help around the world .
Getting help and service If you need help, service, technical assistance, or just want more information about ThinkPad computers, you will find a wide variety of sources available from Lenovo to assist you. This section contains information about wher e to go for additional information about ThinkPad computers, what to do if you experience a problem with your computer , and whom to call for service should it be necessary .
The following items are not cover ed: v Replacement or use of parts not manufactur ed for or by Lenovo or nonwarranted parts Note: All warranted parts contain a 7-character identification in the format FRU XXXXXXX v Identification of softwar e problem sources v Configuration of BIOS as part of an installation or upgrade v Changes, modifications, or upgrades to device drivers v Installation and maintenance of network operating systems (NOS) v Installation and maintenance of application pr ograms To determine if your machine is in warranty and when the warranty expires, go to www .
Getting help around the world If you travel with your computer or relocate it to a country wher e your ThinkPad machine type is sold, your computer might be eligible for International W arranty Service, which automatically entitles you to obtain warranty service throughout the warranty period.
Appendix A. Wireless related information Wireless interoperability W ireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter is designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN pr oduct that is based on Direct Sequence Spr ead Spectrum (DSSS) and/or Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) radio technology , and is compliant to: v The IEEE 802.
Because W ireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter and Bluetooth Daughter Card operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standar ds and recommendations, Lenovo believes the integrated wir eless cards ar e safe for use by consumers.
Access Point that is W i-Fi compliant or in Ad Hoc mode, this device will operate in its authorized modes in all geographies. Please reconfigur e selected frequencies when you travel fr om one country to another .
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Appendix B. W arranty information Lenovo Statement of Limited W arranty LSOL W-00 05/2005 Part 1 - General T erms This Statement of Limited Warranty includes Part 1 - General T erms, Part 2 - Country-unique T erms, and Part 3 - Warranty Information.
What this W arranty Does not Cover This warranty does not cover the following: v any softwar e programs, whether pre-loaded or shipped with the Machine, or installed subsequently; v failur e resulting from misuse, accident, modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, or impr oper maintenance by you; v failur e caused by a product for which Lenovo is not responsible; and v any non-Lenovo pr oducts, including those that Lenovo may procure and provide with or integrate into a Lenovo Machine at your r equest.
If your problem can be r esolved with a Customer Replaceable Unit ( “ CRU ” ) (e.g., keyboard, mouse, speaker , memory , hard disk drive), your Service Provider will ship the CRU to you for you to install. If the Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period and your problem cannot be r esolved over the telephone or electronically , through your application of softwar e updates, or with a CRU, your Service Provider , will either , at its discretion, 1) repair it to make it function as warranted, or 2) replace it with one that is at least functionally equivalent.
other service locations around the world), and (c) ensur e that such processing complies with any laws applicable to such Personal Data. Limitation of Liability Lenovo is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine only while it is 1) in your Service Provider ’ s possession or 2) in transit in those cases wher e Lenovo is responsible for the transportation char ges.
and Lenovo ’ s rights, duties, and obligations arising from, or r elating in any manner to, the subject matter of this Statement of Limited W arranty , without regar d to conflict of law principles. THESE W ARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MA Y ALSO HA VE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VA R Y FROM S TAT E TO S TAT E OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
MEXICO Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence: Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited W arranty will be settled exclusively by the Federal Courts of Mexico City , Federal District.
UNITED ST A TES Governing Law: The following replaces "laws of the country in which you acquir ed the Machine" in the first sentence: laws of the State of New Y ork. ASIA P ACIFIC AUSTRALIA What this W arranty Covers: The following paragraph is added to this section: The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have under the T rade Practices Act 1974 or other similar legislation and are only limited to the extent permitted by the applicable legislation.
Other vacancies shall be filled by the respective nominating party . Proceedings shall continue from the stage they wer e at when the vacancy occurred. If one of the parties refuses or otherwise fails to appoint an arbitrator within 30 days of the date the other party appoints its, the first appointed arbitrator shall be the sole arbitrator , provided that the arbitrator was validly and properly appointed.
If one of the parties refuses or otherwise fails to appoint an arbitrator within 30 days of the date the other party appoints its, the first appointed arbitrator shall be the sole arbitrator , provided that the arbitrator was validly and properly appointed.
W arranty shall be finally settled by arbitration which shall be held in Metro Manila, Philippines in accordance with the laws of the Philippines then in effect. The arbitration awar d shall be final and binding for the parties without appeal and shall be in writing and set forth the findings of fact and the conclusions of law .
If you purchase a Machine in one of the W estern European countries, as defined above, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any of those countries from a Service Pr ovider , provided the Machine has been announced and made available by Lenovo in the country in which you wish to obtain service.
Jurisdiction: The following exceptions are added to this section: 1) In Austria the choice of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of this Statement of Limited W arranty and relating thereto, including its existence, will be the competent court of law in V ienna, Austria (Inner-City); 2) in Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar , Rwanda, Sao T ome, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, T anzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, W est Bank/Gaza, Y emen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe all disputes arising out of this Statement of Limited W arranty or related to its execution, including summary proceedings, will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts; 3) in Belgium and Luxembourg , all disputes arising out of this Statement of Limited W arranty or related to its interpretation or its execution, the law , and the courts of the capital city , of the country of your register ed office and/or commercial site location only ar e competent; 4) in France, Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape V erde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Republic, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Madagascar , Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger , Reunion, Senegal, Seychelles, T ogo, T unisia, V anuatu, and W allis & Futuna all disputes arising out of this Statement of Limited W arranty or related to its violation or execution, including summary proceedings, will be settled exclusively by the Commercial Court of Paris; 5) in Russia , all disputes arising out of or in relation to the interpr etation, the violation, the termination, the nullity of the execution of this Statement of Limited W arranty shall be settled by Arbitration Court of Moscow; 6) in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland , both of us agree to submit all disputes r elating to this Statement of Limited W arranty to the jurisdiction of the High Court in Johannesburg; 7) in T urkey all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Statement of Limited W arranty shall be resolved by the Istanbul Central (Sultanahmet) Courts and Execution Directorates of Istanbul, the Republic of T urkey; 8) in each of the following specified countries, any legal claim arising out of this Statement of Limited W arranty will be brought before, and settled exclusively by , the competent court of a) Athens for Greece , b) Te l A viv-Jaffa for Israel , c) Milan for Italy , d) Lisbon for Portugal , and e) Madrid for Spain ; and 9) in the United Kingdom , both of us agree to submit all disputes relating to this Statement of Limited W arranty to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
termination or nullity will be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation of the International Arbitral Center of the Federal Economic Chamber in V ienna (V ienna Rules) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with these r ules.
1. Lenovo ’ s liability for any damages and losses that may arise as a consequence of the fulfillment of its obligations under or in connection with this Statement of Limited W arranty or due to any other cause related to this Statement of Limited W arranty is limited to the compensation of only those damages and losses proved and actually arising as an immediate and direct consequence of the non-fulfillment of such obligations (if Lenovo is at fault) or of such cause, for a maximum amount equal to the charges you paid for the Machine.
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPL Y TO THE COUNTR Y SPECIFIED: AUSTRIA The provisions of this Statement of Limited W arranty replace any applicable statutory warranties. What this W arranty Covers: The following replaces the first sentence of the first paragraph of this section: The warranty for a Lenovo Machine covers the functionality of the Machine for its normal use and the Machine ’ s conformity to its Specifications.
In such instances, regar dless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages from Lenovo, Lenovo is liable for no mor e than: (items 1 and 2 unchanged). GERMANY What this W arranty Covers: The following replaces the first sentence of the first paragraph of this section: The warranty for a Lenovo Machine covers the functionality of the Machine for its normal use and the Machine ’ s conformity to its Specifications.
Except as expressly pr ovided in these terms and conditions, all statutory conditions, including all warranties implied, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing all warranties implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1893 or the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 are her eby excluded.
involving nonperformance by Lenovo in respect of the subject matter of this Statement of W arranty will be limited to the charge paid by you for the individual Machine that is the subject of your claim from Lenovo.
Part 3 - W arranty Information This Part 3 provides information r egarding the warranty applicable to your Machine, including the warranty period and type of warranty service Lenovo provides. W arranty Period The warranty period may vary by country or region and is specified in the table below .
Machine T ype Country or Region of Purchase W arranty period T ypes of W arranty Service 1833 All Parts and Labor - 3 years Battery pack - 1 year 5 1 1834 US.
Machine T ype Country or Region of Purchase W arranty period T ypes of W arranty Service 1849 US and Canada Parts and Labor - 1 years Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 1850 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 1870 All Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 5 1 1858 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 1 year Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 1 year Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 1859 US and Canada Parts and Labor - 1 year Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 1860 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 3 years Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 3 years Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 1861 All Parts and Labor - 3 years Battery pack - 1 year 5 1 1862 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 1863 All Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 5 1 Appendix B.
Machine T ype Country or Region of Purchase W arranty period T ypes of W arranty Service 2883 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 1 year Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 1 year Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 2887 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 1 year Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 1 year Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 2888 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 3 years Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 3 years Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 2889 All Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 5 1 2894 US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and Japan Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 6 1 Other Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 7 1 2895 All Parts and Labor - 4 years Battery pack - 1 year 5 1 T ypes of W arranty Service If requir ed, your Service Provider will pr ovide repair or exchange service depending on the type of warranty service specified for your Machine in the above table and as described below .
Lenovo will ship CRUs to you for you to install, T ier 1 CRUs are easy to install whereas T ier 2 CRUs requir e some technical skill and tools. CRU information and replacement instr uctions are shipped with your Machine and are available fr om Lenovo at any time on your request.
When a 5, 6 or 7 type of warranty service is listed, your Service Provider will determine which type of warranty service is appropriate for the repair . * This type of service is called ThinkPad EasyServ or EasyServ in some countries.
Country or Region T elephone Number Czech Republic +420-2-7213-1316 Denmark 4520-8200 warranty service and support: 7010-5150 (Danish) Dominican Republic 566-4755 566-5161 ext. 8201 To l l Free within the Dominican Republic: 1-200-1929 (Spanish) Ecuador 1-800-42691 1 (Spanish) El Salvador 250-5696 (Spanish) Estonia +386-61-1796-699 Finland 09-459-6960 warranty service and support: +358-800-1-4260 (Finnish) France 0238-557-450 warranty service and support: software 0810-631-020 hardwar e 0810-631-213 (French) Germany 07032-15-49201 warranty service and support: 01805-25-35-58 (German) Greece +30-210-680-1700 Guatemala 335-8490 (Spanish) Honduras T egucigalpa & San Pedro Sula: 232-4222 San Pedro Sula: 552-2234 (Spanish) Hungary +36-1-382-5720 India 1600-44-6666 Alternate To l l Free: +91-80-2678-8940 (English) Indonesia 800-140-3555 +62-21-251-2955 (Bahasa, Indonesian, English) Irelan 01-815-9202 warranty service and support: 01-881-1444 (English) Italy 02-7031-6101 warranty service and support: 39-800-820094(Italian) Appendix B.
Country or Region T elephone Number Japan ThinkPad: To l l free: 0120-887-874 For International: +81-46-266-4724 Both of the above numbers will be answered with a Japanese language voice prompt. For telephone support in English, please wait for the Japanese voice prompt to end, and an operator will answer .
Country or Region T elephone Number Slovakia +421-2-4954-1217 Slovenia +386-1-4796-699 Spain 91-714-7983 91-397-6503 (Spanish) Sri Lanka +94-1 1-2448-442 (English) Sweden 08-477-4420 warranty service and support: 077-1 17-1040 (Swedish) Switzerland 058-333-0900 warranty service and support: 0800-55-54-54 (German, French, Italian) Ta i w a n 886-2-8723-9799 (Mandarin) Thailand 1-800-299-229 (Thai) T urkey 00800-4463-2041 (T urkish) United Kingdom 01475-555-055 warranty service and support: software 08457-151-516 hardwar e 08705-500-900 (English) United States 1-800-IBM-SER V (1-800-426-7378) (English) Uruguay 000-41 1-005-6649 (Spanish) V enezuela 0-800-100-201 1 (Spanish) V ietnam For northern area and Hanoi: 84-4-8436675 For southern area and Ho Chi Minh City: 84-8-8295160 (English, V ietnamese) Guarantee supplement for Mexico This supplement is considered part of Lenovo ’ s Statement of Limited W arranty and shall be effective solely and exclusively for products distributed and commercialized within T erritory of the Mexican United States.
In the event that warranty repair is r equired please call the Customer Support Center at 001-866-434-2080, where you will be dir ected to the nearest Authorized Service Center . Should no Authorized Service Center exist in your city , location or within 70 kilometers of your city or location, the guarantee includes any reasonable delivery char ges related to the transportation of the product to our near est Authorized Service Center .
Appendix C. Customer Replacement Units (CRUs) Customer replaceable units (CRUs) For your ThinkPad computer , the following parts are designated Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) parts. Listed below are the CRUs and the documentation wher e removal/r eplacement instructions are located.
v The Customer Support Center . For the telephone number of the Support Center for your country or region, see “ W orldwide telephone list ” on page 70.
Appendix D. Notices Notices Lenovo may not offer the pr oducts, services, or features discussed in this document in all countries. Consult your local Lenovo repr esentative for information on the products and services curr ently available in your area.
indemnity under the intellectual property rights of Lenovo or thir d parties. All information contained in this document was obtained in specific environments and is presented as an illustration. The r esult obtained in other operating environments may vary .
instructions, may cause harmful interfer ence to radio communications. However , there is no guarantee the interfer ence will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment of f and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interfer ence by one or more of the following measur es: v Reorient or relocate the r eceiving antenna.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Information T echnology Equipment according to CISPR 22/European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class B equipment wer e derived for typical residential envir onments to provide r easonable protection against interference with licensed communication devices.
need to dispose of a battery pack, contact the proper person in IBM sales, service, or marketing, and follow that person ’ s instructions. Yo u can also see the instructions at www .ibm.com/jp/pc/environment/r ecycle/battery If you use a ThinkPad computer at home and need to dispose of a battery pack, you must comply with local ordinances and r egulations.
International Program License Agreement: The software licensed to you under this offer does not include softwar e upgrades or technical support, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) that accompanies the softwar e.
– In Asia Pacific Countries: Vi a the Internet: http://smartsuite.modusmedia.com Mail address: IBM - Lotus Notes and SmartSuite Pr ogram Modus Media International eFulfillment Solution Center 750 Chai Chee Road #03-10/14, T echnopark at Chai Chee, Singapore 469000 Fax: +65 6448 5830 To inquire about an order , contact: Smartsuiteapac@modusmedia.
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Index B battery problems 25 replacing 36 BIOS Setup Utility 31 C carrying the computer 6 cleaning the computer 11 computer screen 24 configuration setup 31 Customer replaceable unit (CRU) 75 parts list 75 D diagnosing problems 12 E environment 6 error messages 12 errors without messages 17 F features 3 fingerprint reader authentication problems 28 care 9 front view 2 H hard disk problems 26 upgrading 33 help and service 40 around the world 42 by telephone 40 by We b 40 hibernation problems 21 I important tips 6 K keyboard pr oblems 19 L locations 2 P password problems 19 setting 7 PC-Doctor for W indows 12 power switch problems 19 problems battery 25 computer screen 24 diagnosing 12 fingerprint reader 28 hard disk 26 hibernation 21 keyboard 19 password 19 power management 21 power switch 19 standby 21 startup 27 T rackPoint 20 troubleshooting 12 UltraNav 20 R Rapid Restore Ultra pr ogram 32 rear view 2 recovering pr einstalled software 32 Regulatory Notice xvii replacing, battery 36 S safety instruction v setup BIOS 31 configuration 31 specifications 5 standby problems 21 startup problem 27 storage device upgrading 33 T telephone, help by 40 tips, important 6 T rackPoint problems 20 troubleshooting 12 U UltraNav problems 20 W warranty information 47 W eb, help by 40 © Copyright Lenovo 2005.
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Part Number: 39T2410 Printed in China (1P) P/N: 39T2410 .
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