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allmeta4
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Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

Group,

 

I've searched all variables I could think of here to no avail.

 

I also have tried several times to track it down on Lenovo's site.  I can repair it and trouleshoot it with the documentation I've found.

 

But, I'd also like to be able to "run" it.  My new X200 should be here today/tomorrow and I'd really like to RTFM before it gets here.

 

Thanks for any leads someone can provide.

 

Bob

X200 noob. A "few" years ago, my first PC was an IBM XT with a blazing 8.66 MHz clock, with monster 10MB hard drive and a beautiful 15" amber monitor.
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Re: Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

there are no user manuals, only service and maintenance manuals.   if you have specific questions then please feel free to ask questions here on the forum as we'd be glad to help answer them.

 

using your X200 will be as easy as opening the lid and pressing the power button. Smiley Wink

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Re: Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

The user manual is effectively on the computer. Press the ThinkVantage button after it boots, and you will find all the stuff which used to be in paper user manuals in the 20th century :smileyhappy:.
Message Edited by bananaman on 09-23-2008 01:04 PM
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allmeta4
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Re: Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

Erik,

 

Thanks, I just "read" through the material that came with the X200.  You'r right about no physical manual being provided.  I'll check out the Access Help on the PC

and if there are unanswered noob questions, I'll check this great group.

 

Now to find the perfect external compact USB CD\DVD drive.

 

Regards, Bob

X200 noob. A "few" years ago, my first PC was an IBM XT with a blazing 8.66 MHz clock, with monster 10MB hard drive and a beautiful 15" amber monitor.
talltim
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Re: Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

So how do you access the information while using the laptop?
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Re: Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

Hi talltim! Welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

If your ThinkVantage button doesn't work, the ThinkVantage Productivity Center software must have a problem.

 

Your system type and OS you are running will help the community help you more.

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Re: Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

Hello All.

 

 I have just bought a 'previously owned'  Thinkpad X200.  I too am having difficulty finding the User Manual using the ThinkVantage button. When I press it, it brings up the 'Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox',  but no Access Help.  I am using Windows 7, which I should imagine was re-installed before I bought the Thinkpad.  My product is 74585MG.

 

Also I believe that I should be able to plug a sim card in somewhere, but can't find a slot for it.

 

I also have the Lenovo docking station with the optical drive in it.

 

Any hel[p that you can give on my 2 problems would be much appreciated!

 

Regards Mikebo.

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Re: Where can I find the X200 User Manual?

I am having the same problem.

 

I have the latest updates from Lenovo, including the ThinkVantage utility.  Running Windows 7 on an X200s.

 

When I tried to use Help, it took me to the generic Windows Help.  I am trying to adjust contrast, but the Windows Help directs me to a contrast control, which does not exist on my monitor (this being a laptop!).

 

When I press the ThinkVantage button, I am presented with 5 categories:

 

System Health

Security & Networking

Ultimate Business Tool

Diagnostics

Lenovo Support

 

I select Lenovo Support, and am presented with 5 links:

 

Lenovo Warranty Status

Important Support Links

Performance and Configuration History

Drive Space Manager

News and Information from Lenovo

 

I select Important Support Links, and get two choices:

 

Lenovo User Forums (which takes me here)

Lenovo Support and Downloads (which takes me to a Hardware Manual I can download).

 

So if the user manual is so 21st century that it doesn't use dead trees, where is it?

 

I've checked all the other possible options from ThinkVantage, but cannot find anything on adjusting display contrast.

 

Can anyone help me?

 

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