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Front view - ThinkPad R50e, R51
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Front view ThinkLight Computer display System and power-status indicators Power switch Forward and Back keys TrackPoint pointing stick TrackPoint buttons Touch pad Touch pad buttons Mini-PCI Card slot Fn+Spacebar Fn key Access IBM button Communication Daughter Card slot Built-in microphone Volume control buttons

Note: The drawing is for the ThinkPad R51 Series, but does correspond closely with the ThinkPad R50e.

NumberItemImageDescription
1 ThinkLight ThinkLight Use the ThinkPad computer under less than perfect lighting conditions. The ThinkLight device illuminates the keyboard.
2 Computer display Computer display The high-resolution, thin-film transistor (TFT) display provides clear and brilliant text and graphics.
3 System and power-status indicators System and power-status indicators Your computer has system and power status indicators: Wireless status, Numeric lock, Caps lock, Drive in use, Power on, Battery status, and Standby status.
4 Power switch Power switch Use the power switch to turn on the computer. To turn off your computer, use the Start menu shutdown options. The power switch can also be programmed to shut down the computer or put it into standby, sleep, or hibernation. If you cannot turn off the computer by this method, press and hold the power switch for 2 seconds. If your computer stops responding, and you cannot turn it off, press and hold the power switch for 4 seconds or more. If the system is still not reset, remove the ac adapter and the battery.
5 Forward and Back keys Forward and Back keys The Forward and Back keys on your keyboard near the cursor-control keys are used with your Internet browser, such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. They function like the forward and back arrows in the browser that move you back and forward to pages you have viewed in the order that you opened them.
6 TrackPoint pointing stick SD card slot

The keyboard contains the unique TrackPoint pointing device. Pointing, selecting, and dragging are all part of a single process that you can perform without moving your fingers from typing position. Move your fingertip across the UltraNav touch pad to move the pointer. The TrackPoint and touch pad buttons provide functions similar to those of a mouse and its buttons.

Note: If your computer is one of the ThinkPad R50e Series, it has the TrackPoint only, without a touch pad and its buttons.

7 TrackPoint buttons
8 Touch pad
9 Touch pad buttons
10 Mini PCI Card slot Mini PCI Card slot

Your computer might include a Mini PCI card in the Mini PCI Card slot which enables wireless LAN communication.

Note: If your computer is one of the ThinkPad R50e Series, you cannot use a Mini PCI Card.

11 Fn+Spacebar Fn+Spacebar Press Fn+Spacebar to start the FullScreen Magnifier and enlarge the active window.
12 Fn key Fn key Use the Fn key to take advantage of ThinkPad functions, such as turning on the ThinkLight. To use ThinkPad functions, press Fn + the required function key marked in blue.
13 Access IBM button Access IBM button Press the Access IBM button to open your on-board help system, which helps answer questions and provides quick access to software tools and key IBM Web sites.
14 Communication Daughter Card slot Communication Daughter Card slot Your computer might include a communication daughter card in the Communication Daughter Card slot. Depending on your computer configuration, it enables modem communication.
15 Built-in microphone Built-in microphone

The built-in microphone captures sound and voice when it is used with an application program capable of handling audio.

Note: If your computer is one of the ThinkPad R50e Series, it does not have the built-in microphone.

16 Volume control buttons Volume control buttons The built-in volume buttons enable you to quickly adjust the volume or mute the sound from your ThinkPad computer.


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