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Acer LCD Monitor
User Guide

Summary of Contents

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    Acer LCD Monitor User Guide...

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    Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.

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    Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Special notes on LCD monitors The following are normal with the LCD monitor and do not indicate a problem. Due to the nature of the fluorescent light, the screen may flicker during •...

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    Accessibility Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to disconnect power from the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

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    ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating. Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too •...

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    We at Acer are very conscious of the environmental effects of our business and strive to identify and provide the best working procedures to reduce the environmental impact of our products.

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    LCD pixel statement The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. This product has been shipped enabled for power management: Activate display’s Sleep mode within 15 minutes of user inactivity.

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    viii Taking care of your vision Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes. The following sections provide suggestions on how to reduce eyestrain. Eyes Rest your eyes frequently.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS UNPACKING... 1 ATTACHING / REMOVING THE BASE... 2 SCREEN POSITION ADJUSTMENT ... 2 CONNECTING THE POWER CORD... 3 SAFETY PRECAUTION... 3 CLEANING YOUR MONITOR ... 3 POWER SAVING... 4 DDC... 4 CONNECTOR PIN ASSIGNMENT... 5 STANDARD TIMING TABLE ... 7 INSTALLATION...

  • Page 10: Unpacking

    UNPACKING Please check the following items are present when you unpack the box, and save the packing materials in case you will need to ship or transport the monitor in future. AC Power Cord  AC Adapter  LCD Monitor ...

  • Page 11: Attaching / Removing The Base, Screen Position Adjustment

    ATTACHING / REMOVING THE BASE Note: Remove the monitor and monitor base from its packaging. Carefully place the monitor face-down on a stable surface -- use a cloth to avoid scratching the screen. Attach the monitor stand arm to the base.

  • Page 12: Connecting The Power Cord, Safety Precaution, Cleaning Your Monitor

    CONNECTING THE POWER CORD Check first to make sure that the power cord you use is the correct type  required for your area. This monitor has a universal power supply that allows operation in either  100/120V AC or 220/240 V AC voltage area. No user-adjustment is required. Plug one end of the AC power cord to the adapter, and plug the other end ...

  • Page 13: Power Saving

    POWER SAVING The monitor will be driven into Power Saving” mode by the control signal from the display controller, as indicated by the amber-color power LED. State LED Light Blue Power Saving Mode Amber The power saving states will be kept until a control signal has been detected or the keyboard or mouse is activated.

  • Page 14: Connector Pin Assignment

    CONNECTOR PIN ASSIGNMENT PIN NO. DESCRIPTION Monitor Ground 15-Pin Color Display Signal Cable PIN NO. Green Blue DDC-return R-Ground G-Ground B-Ground EN-5 DESCRIPTION Logic Ground Monitor Ground DDC-Serial Data H-Sync V-Sync DDC-Serial Clock...

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    24-Pin Color Display Signal Cable* Meaning TMDS Data2- TMDS Data2+ TMDS Data 2/4 Shield DDC Clock DDC Data TMDS Data1- TMDS Data1+ TMDS Data 1/3 Shield 19-Pin Color Display Signal Cable* Meaning TMDS Data2+ TMDS Data2 Shield TMDS Data2- TMDS Data1+ TMDS Data1 Shield TMDS Data1- TMDS Data0+...

  • Page 16: Standard Timing Table

    STANDARD TIMING TABLE Mode VESA SVGA SVGA VESA SXGA WXGA WXGA+ UXGA Resolution 640 x 480 640 x 480 66.66 720 x 400 800 x 600 800 x 600 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1152 x 864 1280 x 1024 1280 x 800 1440 x 900 1920 x 1080...

  • Page 17: Installation

    INSTALLATION To install the monitor to your host system, please follow the steps as given below: Steps 1. 1-1 Connect Video Cable a. Make sure both the monitor and computer are powered-OFF. b. Connect the VGA video cable to the computer. 1-2 Connect Digital Cable (Only Dual-input model) a.

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    Press this button to activate the Auto Adjustment function. The Auto Adjustment function is used to set the HPos, VPos, Clock and Focus. Empowering: Press the Empowering Key to open the Acer eColor Management OSD and access the scenario modes. EN-9...

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    Acer eColor Management Operation instructions Step 1: Press “ ” Key to open the Acer eColor Management OSD and access the scenario modes Step 2: Press ““ or “” to select the mode Step 3: Press “ AUTO “ Key to confirm the mode and run Auto Adjust.

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    Adjusting the OSD settings Note: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary. The OSD can be used for adjusting the settings of your LCD Monitor. Press the MENU key to open the OSD. You can use the OSD to adjust the picture quality, OSD position and general settings.

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    Adjusting the OSD position 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the directional keys, select OSD from the on screen display. Then navigate to the feature you wish to adjust. EN-12...

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    Adjusting the setting 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the /  keys, select the feature you wish to adjust. 3 The Setting menu can be used to adjust the screen Menu Language and other important settings.

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    Product information 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the /  keys, select Information from the OSD. Then the basic information of LCD monitor will show up for current input. EN-14...

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before sending your LCD monitor for servicing, please check the trouble- shooting list below to see if you can self-diagnose the problem. (VGA Mode) Problems Current Status No Picture LED ON LED OFF LED displays amber color Abnormal Unstable Picture Picture Display is missing, center shift, or too small or too...

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    (DVI/HDMI Mode) Problems Current Status No Picture LED ON LED OFF LED displays amber color Remedy Using OSD, adjust brightness  and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings. Check the power switch.  Check if AC power cord is ...

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    Regulation, Acer Inc. Declaration of Conformity easy_lai@acer.com.tw LCD Monitor Acer S242HL S242HL********(“*” = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) 0.1% Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB’s) 0.1% Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE’s) 0.1% Cadmium EN-17 Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih...

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    Address of Responsible Party: Contact Person: Phone No.: Fax No.: Declaration of Conformity LCD Monitor S242HL S242HL******** Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 U. S. A. Acer Representative 254-298-4000 254-298-4147 EN-18 Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose...

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