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Lenovo G465/G565

User Guide

Read the safety notices and important tips in the included manuals before using your computer.

Notes

Before using the product, be sure to read Lenovo Safety and General Information Guide first.

Some instructions in this guide may assume that you are using Windows® 7. If you are using other Windows operating system, some operations may be slightly different. If you are using other operating systems, some operations may not apply to you.

The features described in this guide are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer and/or your computer may include features that are not described in this user guide.

The illustrations used in this manual are for Lenovo G465 unless otherwise stated.

The illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual product. Please refer to the actual product.

Regulatory Notice

The Regulatory Notice provides information about the radio frequency and safety standards. Be sure to read it before using wireless devices on your computer.

To refer to it, go to http://www.lenovo.com, click Support, and then clickUser’s guides and manuals.

First Edition (May 2010)

© Copyright Lenovo 2010.

LENOVO products, data, computer software, and services have been developed exclusively at private expense and are sold to governmental entities as commercial items as defined by 48 C.F.R. 2.101 with limited and restricted rights to use, reproduction and disclosure. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If products, data, computer software, or services are delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.

Contents

Chapter 1. Getting to know your

computer...................................

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Top view..........................................

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Left-side view .................................

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Right-side view...............................

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Front view .......................................

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Bottom view ....................................

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Chapter 2. Learning the basics.....

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First use............................................

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Using AC adapter and battery ....

10

Using the touchpad......................

12

Using the keyboard......................

13

Connecting external devices.......

16

Special keys and buttons.............

18

System status indicators..............

19

Securing your computer..............

20

Chapter 3. Connecting to the

 

Internet....................................

22

Wired connection .........................

22

Wireless connection .....................

24

Chapter 4. OneKey Rescue

 

system.....................................

26

OneKey Rescue system ...............

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Chapter 5. Troubleshooting......

28

Frequently asked questions........

28

Troubleshooting...........................

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Appendix A. CRU instructions.....

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Replacing the battery ..................

35

Replacing the hard disk drive.....

36

Replacing memory.......................

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Removing the optical drive ........

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Appendix B. Lenovo limited

 

warranty ..................................

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Warranty information .................

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Appendix C. Product specific

Notices ....................................

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Energy star information..............

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Electronic emissions notices.......

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Appendix D. Specifications.....

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Trademarks.............................

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Index........................................

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Top view ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Note: The illustrations in this manual may differ from the actual product. Please refer to the actual product.

Attention:

Do NOT open the display panel beyond 130 degrees. When closing the display panel, be careful NOT to leave pens or any other objects in between the display panel and the keyboard. Otherwise, the display panel may be damaged.

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a Integrated

Use the camera for video communication.

camera (Select

 

models only)

 

b Wireless module

The built-inantennas ensure optimal reception of wireless

antennas (Select

radio.

models only)

 

cComputer display The LCD display provides brilliant visual output.

dOneKey Rescue Press this button to open OneKey Rescue system (If

system button

OneKey Rescue system has been preinstalled) when the

 

computer is powered off.

Note: For details, see “OneKey Rescue system” on page 26.

e

Power button

Press this button to turn on the computer.

f Energy

Touch this button to launch Lenovo Energy Management.

 

Management

 

 

button (Select

 

 

models only)

 

Note: For details, see “Energy Management button”on page 18.

gSystem status For details, see “System status indicators” on page 19. indicators (Select

models only)

hBuilt-inmicrophone

iTouchpad

The built-inmicrophone (with noise reduction) can be used for video conferencing, voice narration, or simple audio recordings.

The touchpad functions as a conventional mouse.

Note: For details, see “Using the touchpad” on page 12.

j Speakers

The stereo speakers provide rich and powerful sound.

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Left-side view --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a Kensington slot

Attach a security lock (not supplied) here.

Note: For details, see “Attaching a security lock (not supplied)” on page 20.

b Fan louvers

Dissipate internal heat.

Note: Make sure that none of the fan louvers are blocked or else overheating of the computer may occur.

c RJ-45port

This port connects the computer to an Ethernet network.

 

 

 

Note: For details, see “Wired connection” on page 22.

d VGA port

Connects to external display devices.

e USB port

Connects to USB devices.

Note: For details, see “Connecting a universal serial bus (USB) device” on page 17.

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Right-side view ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a b

c

d e

aMicrophone jack Connects to external microphones.

bHeadphone jack Connects to external headphones.

Attention:

Listening to music at high volume over extended periods of time may damage your hearing.

c

Optical drive

Reads/Burns optical disks.

d

USB port

Connects to USB devices.

Note: For details, see “Connecting a universal serial bus (USB) device” on page 17.

eAC power adapter Connect the AC adapter here.jack

Note: For details, see “Using AC adapter and battery” on page 10.

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Front view -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a

b

c

aIntegrated wireless device switch (Select models only)

Use this switch to turn on/off the wireless radio of all wireless devices on your computer.

bSystem status For details, see “System status indicators” on page 19. indicators

cMemory card slot Insert memory cards (not supplied) here.

Note: For details, see “Using memory cards (not supplied)” on page 16.

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Bottom view ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a b c

aBattery latch - manual

bBattery pack

cBattery latch - spring loaded

dHard disk drive (HDD)/Memory/ CPU (Central processing unit)/ Mini PCI Express Card slot compartment

d

The manual battery latch is used to keep the battery pack secured in place.

For details, see “Using AC adapter and battery” on page 10.

The spring-loadedbattery latch keeps the battery pack secured in place.

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First use-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Reading the manuals

Read the supplied manuals before using your computer.

Conncting to the power

The supplied battery pack is not fully charged at purchase.

To charge the battery and begin using your computer, insert the battery pack and connect the computer to an electrical outlet. The battery is automatically charged while the computer is running on AC power.

Installing the battery pack

Refer to the supplied Setup Poster to install the battery pack.

Connecting the computer to an electrical outlet

1 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.

2 Connect the AC adapter to the AC power adapter jack of the computer firmly.

3 Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.

Turning on the computer

Press the power button to turn on the computer.

Configuring the operating system

You may need to configure the operating system when it is first used. The configuration process may include the procedures below.

Accepting the end user license agreement

Configuring the Internet connection

Registering the operating system

Creating a user account

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Putting your computer into sleep state or shutting it down

When you finish working with your computer, you can put it into sleep state or shut it down.

Putting your computer into sleep state

If you will be away from your computer for only a short time, put the computer into sleep state.

When the computer is in sleep state, you can quickly wake it to resume use, and bypass the startup process.

To put the computer into sleep state, do one of the following.

Click and selectSleep from the Start menu.

Press Fn + F1.

Note: Wait until the power indicator light starts blinking (indicating that the computer is in sleep state) before you move your computer. Moving your computer while the hard disk is spinning can damage the hard disk, causing loss of data.

To wake the computer, do one of the following.

Press the power button.

Press any key on the keyboard.

Shutting down your computer

If you are not going to use your computer for a day or two, shut it down.

To shut down your computer, click and selectShut down from the Start menu.

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Using AC adapter and battery----------------------------------------------------------

Checking battery status

You can determine the percentage of battery power remaining by checking the battery icon in the notification area.

Note: As each computer user has different habits and needs, it is difficult to predict how long a battery charge will last. There are two main factors:

The amount of energy stored in the battery when you commence work.

The way you use your computer: for example, how often you access the hard disk drive and how bright you make the computer display.

Charging the battery

When you find that the battery power is low, you need to charge the battery or replace it with a fully charged one.

You need to charge the battery in any of the following situations:

When you purchase a new battery

If the battery status indicator starts blinking

If the battery has not been used for a long time

Notes:

You are advised to insert the battery pack when using your computer to prevent small particles from entering the inside of your computer.

To increase the life of the battery pack, the computer does not start recharging the battery immediately after it drops from fully charged.

Charge the battery at a temperature between 50 °F and 86 °F (10 °C-30°C).

Full charge or discharge is not required.

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Removing the battery pack

If you are not going to use the computer for an extended period of time, or if you need to send your computer to Lenovo for service, etc. remove the battery pack from the computer. Before removing the battery pack, make sure the computer has been shut down.

Handling the battery

If the rechargeable battery pack is replaced with an incorrect type, there may be danger of an explosion. The battery pack contains a small amount of harmful substances. To avoid possible injury and detriment to the environment, pay attention to the following points:

Replace only with a battery of the type recommended by Lenovo.

Keep the battery pack away from fire.

Do not expose the battery pack to water or rain.

Do not attempt to disassemble the battery pack.

Do not short-circuitthe battery pack.

Keep the battery pack away from children.

Do not put the battery pack in trash that is disposed of in landfills. When disposing of the battery, comply with local ordinances or regulations and your company’s safety standards.

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Using the touchpad -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

a

 

 

 

 

 

b c

a Touchpad

To move the cursor on the screen, slide your

 

fingertip over the pad in the direction in which

 

you want the cursor to move.

b Left click button

The function corresponds to that of the left

 

mouse button on a conventional mouse.

c Right click button

The function corresponds to that of the right

 

mouse button on a conventional mouse.

Note: You can enable/disable the touchpad usingFn+F6.

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Using the keyboard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your computer has a numeric keypad and function keys incorporated in its standard keyboard.

Numeric keypad

G465

The keyboard has keys that, when enabled, work as a 10-keynumeric keypad. To enable or disable the numeric keypad, pressFn+F8 .

CapsLK

G565

The keyboard has a separate numeric keypad. To enable or disable the numeric keypad, press the Num Lock key.

Num

Lock

Notes:

The Num lock indicator will light on if the numeric keypad is enabled.

For models without the Num lock indicator, the icon will appear on the computer screen if the numeric keypad is enabled.

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Function key combinations

Through the use of the function keys, you can change operational features instantly. To use this function, press and hold Fn a; then press one of the function keysb.

b

CapsLK

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Fn + F3:
Fn + F4:
Fn + F5:
Fn + F6:
Fn + F8 (G465): Fn + F9:
Fn + F10:
Fn + F11:
Fn + F12:
Fn + Insert (G565):
Fn + PgUp (G465): Fn + PrtSc:
Fn + Home:
Fn + End:
Fn + PgDn (G465): Fn + / :
Fn + / :
Fn + Esc:
Fn + F1:
Fn + F2:

Chapter 2. Learning the basics

The following describes the features of each function key. Turn on/off the integrated camera.

Enter sleep mode.

Turn on/off the backlight of the LCD screen.

Open the interface for the display device switch to select this notebook or an external display.

Open the interface for display resolution settings.

Open the interface for integrated wireless devices settings (On/Off).

Enable/Disable the touchpad.

Enable/Disable the numeric keypad.

Start/Pause playback of Windows Media Player.

Stop playback of Windows Media Player.

Skip to the previous track.

Skip to the next track.

Enable/Disable the scroll lock.

Activate the system request.

Activate the pause function.

Activate the break function.

Activate the insert function.

Increase/Decrease display brightness.

Increase/Decrease sound volume.

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Connecting external devices ------------------------------------------------------------

Your computer has a wide range of built-infeatures and connection capabilities.

Using memory cards (not supplied)

Your computer supports the following types of memory cards:

Secure Digital (SD) card

MultiMediaCard (MMC)

Memory Stick (MS)

Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)

xD-Picture(xD) card

Notes:

Insert ONLY one card in the slot at a time.

This card reader does not support SDIO devices (e.g., SDIO Bluetooth, etc.).

Inserting a memory card

1Push the dummy card until you hear a click. Gently pull the dummy card out of the memory card slot.

Note: The dummy card is used for preventing dust and small particles from entering the inside of your computer when the memory card slot is not in use. Retain the dummy card for future use.

2 Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place.

Removing a memory card

1Push the memory card until you hear a click.

2Gently pull the memory card out of the memory card slot.

Note: Before removing the memory card, disable it via Windows safely remove hardware and eject media utility to avoid data corruption.

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