First Edition (July 2012)
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Configuring the operating system for the first time
Operating system interfaces
Putting the computer to sleep or shutting it down
Touch screen operation
Connecting to wireless LAN
Help and support
Note: The dashed areas indicate parts that are not visible externally.
|On (solid white)||The tablet is connected to the AC adapter and is fully charged.|
|On (solid amber)||The tablet is charging.|
|Blinking (white and amber alternately)||The tablet is connected to the AC adapter, but the charging process has been paused. There may be a problem with the battery or battery connection.|
|Off||The tablet is disconnected from the AC adapter.|
Your computer supports micro Secure Digital (SD) cards.
To insert a micro SD card:
Note: Do not insert or remove the micro SD card while the computer is turned on. Doing so may damage the micro SD card reader.
To remove a micro SD card:
Note: Before removing the micro SD card, disable it by using the Windows safely remove hardware and eject media utility to avoid data corruption.BACK TO TOP
You can access certain system settings quickly by pressing the appropriate function keys.
|Mutes/unmutes the sound.||Toggles the display between the computer and an external device.|
|Decreases the volume level.||Decreases display brightness.|
|Increases the volume level.||Increases display brightness.|
|Closes the currently active window.||Displays the Settings charm.|
|Refreshes the desktop or the currently active window.||Displays the Search charm.|
|Turns on/off the backlight of the LCD screen.||Displays all currently active apps.|
|Enables/disables wireless function.||Displays all apps with the Search charm.|
To use the Windows hotkey function, press and hold Windows key 1 ; then press one of the hotkeys.
|Windows key||Toggles between displaying the Start screen and the most recently opened app. (If there are no currently open apps, it will alternate between the Start screen and the desktop.)|
|Windows key + Fn + F1||Opens Windows Help and Support.|
|Windows key + C||Opens the Charms.|
|Windows key + D||Displays the desktop.|
|Windows key + E||Opens Windows Explorer.|
|Windows key + F||Opens Files within the Search charm. (press Windows key + F + Ctrl to find computers on a network)|
|Windows key + G||Cycles through desktop gadgets.|
|Windows key + H||Displays the Share charm.|
|Windows key + I||Displays the Settings charm.|
|Windows key + J||Switches back to the most recently used open app.|
|Windows key + K||Displays the Devices charm.|
|Windows key + O||Toggles between locking and unlocking the screen orientation.|
|Windows key + Q||Displays the Search charm.|
|Windows key + T||Switches from the currently active window to the desktop taskbar and cycles through open desktop apps (if there are two or more open).|
|Windows key + V||Cycles through notifications. (press Windows key + V + Shift to go backward)|
|Windows key + W||Opens Settings within the Search charm.|
|Windows key + Z||Opens the app bar.|
|Windows key + , (comma)||Peeks at the desktop.|
|Windows key + . (period)||Docks a currently open Windows store app on the right side of the screen. (press Windows key + . (period) + Shift to dock to the left)|
|Windows key + Enter||Opens Narrator (press Windows key + Enter + Alt to open Windows Media Center - if installed)|
|Windows key + Spacebar||Switches the input language and the keyboard layout.|
|Windows key + Tab||Cycles through the Windows store app history.|
|Windows key + Esc||Exits the Magnifier.|
|Windows key + PgUp||Hides/restores any inactive desktop windows.|
|Windows key + PgDn||Moves the Start screen to its rightmost position along the horizontal scrollbar.|
|Windows key + → / ←||Snaps the currently active desktop window to a position filling half of the desktop on either the left side or the right side of the screen.|
|Windows key + ↑ / ↓||Maximizes/minimizes the currently active desktop window. (press Windows key + ↑ / ↓ + Shift to keep the width of the currently active window while maximizing/minimizing.)|
|Power||On (solid white)||The dock is connected to the AC adapter and is fully charged.|
|On (solid amber)||The dock is charging.|
|Blinking (white and amber alternately)||The dock is connected to the AC adapter, but the charging process has been paused. There may be a problem with the battery or battery connection.|
|Blinking (amber)||The battery’s charge is less than 10%.|
|Off||The dock is disconnected from the AC adapter.|
The dock comes with two USB ports compatible with USB devices.
The first time you plug a USB device into a particular USB port, Windows automatically installs a driver for that device. After the driver has been installed, you can disconnect and reconnect the device without performing any additional steps.
Note: Typically, Windows detects a new device after connecting it, and then installs the driver automatically. However, some devices may require you to install the driver before connecting. Check the documentation provided by the device’s manufacturer before connecting the device.
Before disconnecting a USB storage device, make sure your computer has finished transferring data to or from that device. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area of Windows to remove the device before disconnecting.
Note: If your USB device uses a power cord, connect the device to a power source before connecting it. Otherwise, the device may not be recognized.
Lenovo IdeaTab K3011W is not only a tablet. It can also be combined with a dock to be used together as a notebook computer.
To connect the tablet to the dock, insert it into the tablet slot in the direction shown by arrow 1 until it clicks into place.
To remove the tablet from the dock, press and hold the spring-loaded tablet relase button 1 , while carefully lifting the tablet in the direction shown by the arrow 2.
Note: Be careful not to damage the connector when attaching or detaching the tablet.
You can rotate the display panel to your preferred orientation.
You may need to configure the operating system when it is first used. The configuration process may include the procedures below:
Windows 8 comes with two main user interfaces: the Start screen and the Windows desktop. To switch from the Start screen to the Windows desktop, do one of the following:
To switch from the desktop to the Start screen, do one of the following:
The five Charms provide new and faster ways to perform many basic tasks, and are always available regardless of which app you are currently in.
To display the Charms, do one of the following:
The Search charm is a powerful new way to find whatever you are looking for, including apps, settings and files.
The Share charm lets you send links, photos, and more to your friends and social networks without leaving the app you are in.
The Start charm is a fast way to go to the Start screen.
The Devices charm allows you to connect or send files to any external devices, such as digital cameras, TVs, or printers.
The Settings charm lets you perform basic tasks, such as setting the volume or shutting down the computer. Also, you can get to the Control Panel through the Settings charm when using the desktop screen.
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When you have finished working with your computer, you can put it to sleep or shut it down.
If you will be away from your computer for a short time, put the computer to sleep. When the computer is in sleep mode, you can quickly wake it to resume use, bypassing the startup process.
To put the computer to sleep, do one of the following:
To wake the computer, do one of the following:
If you are not going to use your computer for a long time, shut it down. To shut down your computer:
The display panel can accept inputs like a tablet, using the multi-touch screen, or (when docked) like a traditional notebook computer, using the keyboard and touchpad.
You can touch the screen with one or more fingertips to perform a variety of tasks.
|Frequently used gestures||Tasks performed|
Tap once on an item
Performs an action, such as starting an app, opening a link, or performing a command. Similar to left-clicking with a mouse.
Press and hold
Press your finger down and leave it there for a moment.
Allows you to see detailed information before selecting an action. Can also open a menu with more options. Similar to rightclicking with a mouse.
Move two fingers together or apart while touching the screen.
Zooms in and out on visual apps, such as pictures and maps. Can also jump to the beginning or end of a list.
Place two or more fingers on an item and then turn your hand.
Turns an object. (Note: Not all items can be rotated, depending upon the app.)
Drag your finger across the screen.
Pans or scrolls through lists and pages. Can also move an object or be used to draw or write, depending upon app. Similar to pressing and holding to pan and to scrolling with a mouse.
Start from any edge of the screen, then swipe inwards toward the center.
Swiping down from the top edge or up from the bottom edge displays a task bar on the bottom of the screen with app commands, including save, edit, and delete.
If you have an app currently open, you, can also:
Swiping in from the left edge can:
If there is more than one currently open app, you can:
Swiping in from the right edge of the screen displays the Charms.
To enable the wireless function, do one of the following:
After wireless has been enabled, the computer will automatically scan for available wireless networks and display them in the wireless LAN network list. To connect to a wireless network, click the network name in the list, and then click Connect.
Note: Some networks require a network security key or passphrase for connection. To connect to one of those networks, ask the network administrator or the Internet service provider (ISP) for the security key or passphrase.
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Push-button Reset is a built-in recovery tool that allows users to restore their operating system to its original state while preserving their data and important customizations, without the need to back up their data in advance.
The following Push-button Reset features are available to users from multiple locations within Windows:
Fixes software problems by reinstalling the factory default configuration while preserving the user ’s data, important settings, and any Windows store apps previously purchased from the Windows Store.
Prepares the computer for recycling or for the transfer of ownership by reinstalling the factory default configuration and returning all user data and applications to the state of their original Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE).
When the computer can start, Push-button Reset can be normally launched from:
Follow the on-screen instructions and restart the system for the changes to take effect.
If you have any problems using the operating system, see the Windows Help and Support file. To open the Windows Help and Support file, do one of the following:
You can read the Windows Help and Support file on your computer. You can also get online help and support by clicking on one of the two links listed under More to explore.BACK TO TOP
The following describes the battery charging policy of the computer.
|Charge status||Mode||Charge logic|
|Charging (when connected to the AC adapter and an electrical power source)||Tablet only||Charges the tablet.|
|Dock only||Charges the dock.|
|Tablet-dock combination||Charges the tablet first. When tablet's battery pack has been fully charged, it will then begin to charge the dock.|
|Not charging (when disconnected from the AC adapter)||Tablet-dock combination||If the dock's battery currently has power, it will charge the tablet first. When the dock’s battery power is low, the system will begin using the energy stored in the battery of the tablet.|
This section lists frequently asked questions by category.
The Important Safety and Handling Information which came with your computer contains safety precautions for using your computer. Read and follow all the precautions when using your computer.
You can find the hardware specifications for your computer on the printed flyers which came with your computer.
For the warranty applicable to your computer, including the warranty period and type of warranty service, see the Lenovo limited warranty flyer that came with your computer.
Your computer did not come with any installation discs for Lenovo preinstalled software. If you need to reinstall any preinstalled software, you can download the installation program from the Windows store.
If your computer is preinstalled with a Windows operating system, Lenovo provides drivers for all the hardware devices that you need on the C partition of your hard disk. You can also download the latest device drivers from the Lenovo support website.BACK TO TOP
If you do not find your problem here, see Chapter 1. The following section only describes problems that might negate the need to refer to the more comprehensive information in Chapter 1.
|When I turn on the computer, nothing appears on the screen.||
|My screen goes blank while the computer is on.||
|The critical low-battery error message appears, and the computer immediately turns off.||
|The computer enters sleep mode immediately after Power-on.||
|Note: If the battery is charged and the temperature is within range, have the computer serviced.|
|The computer does not return from sleep mode and the computer does not work.||
|Note: If the system still does not return from sleep mode, your system has stopped responding, and you cannot turn off the computer; reset the computer. Unsaved data may be lost. To reset the computer, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds or more. If the computer still does not reset, remove the AC adapter, then connect the AC adapter to the computer again and press the power button.|
|Display panel problems|
|The screen is blank.||
|The screen is unreadable or distorted.||
|Incorrect characters appear on the screen.||
|No sound can be heard from the speaker even when the volume is turned up.||
|Your computer shuts down before the battery status indicator shows empty.
Your computer operates after the battery status indicatorshows empty.
|A startup problem|
|The Microsoft® Windows operating system does not start.|
|Recovery system problems|
|Fail to restore system partition to factory default.||
|Your computer does not respond.||
|The connected external device does not work.||
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