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  • Page 1 Acer LCD Monitor User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3: Special Notes On Lcd Monitors

    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 initial use. Turn off the power switch and then turn it on again to make sure the flicker disappears.
  • Page 4: Safe Listening

    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. Safe listening To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
  • Page 5: Product Servicing

    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 many devices.
  • Page 6: Potentially Explosive Environments

    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.
  • Page 7: Disposal Instructions

    Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability 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.
  • Page 8: Finding Your Comfort Zone

    • numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation • aching, soreness or tenderness • pain, swelling or throbbing • stiffness or tightness • coldness or weakness If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician immediately and inform your company’s health and safety department.
  • Page 9: Developing Good Work Habits

    Display • Keep your display clean. • Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the display. • Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity.
  • Page 10: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi, New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. RU Jan, e-mail:ru.jan@acer.com And, Acer Italy s.r.l Via Lepetit, 40, 20020 Lainate (MI) Italy Tel: +39-02-939-921 ,Fax: +39-02 9399-2913 www.acer.it...
  • Page 11: Federal Communications Commission Declaration Of Conformity

    The following local Manufacturer /Importer is responsible for this declaration: Product: LCD Monitor Model Number: K242HQL / K242HYL SKU Number: K242HQL / K242HYL xxxxxx (“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, or A ~ Z) Name of Responsible Party: Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. Suite 1500...
  • Page 12 Connecting the Power cord Power saving Display Data Channel (DDC) Connector pin assignment Standard timing table Installation Users controls Acer eColor Management Adjusting the OSD settings Adjusting the picture quality Adjusting the OSD position Adjusting the setting Product information Troubleshooting...
  • Page 13 Unpacking Please check that the following items are present when you unpack the box, and save the packing materials in case you need to ship or transport the monitor in the future. LCD monitor Quick start guide HDMI cable (Option) D-sub cable DVI cable (Optional) AC Power cord...
  • Page 14: Attaching The Base

    ATTACHING THE BASE Note: Remove the monitor and monitor base from its packaging. Carefully place the monitor face-down on a stable surface -- use acloth to avoid scratching the screen. ① ① ① ① ② ② ② ② Remove: Reverse the steps to remove the base. SCREEN POSITION ADJUSTMENT To optimize the viewing position, you can adjust the monitor tilt by using both of your hands to hold the edges of the monitor as shown below.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting the Power cord • Check first to make sure that the power cord you use is the correct type required for your area. • The monitor has a universal power supply that allows operation in either 100/120 V AC or 220/240 V AC voltage area.
  • Page 16: Connector Pin Assignment

    Connector pin assignment 15-pin color display signal cable PIN No. Description PIN No. Description +5 V Green Logic ground Blue Monitor ground Monitor ground DDC-serial data DDC-return H-sync R-ground V-sync G-ground DDC-serial clock B-ground 24-pin color display signal cable* PIN No. Description PIN No.
  • Page 17 9 7 5 3 1 1412 19-pin color display signal cable* PIN No. Description PIN No. Description TMDS Data2+ TMDS Data2 Shield TMDS Data2- TMDS Data1+ TMDS Data1 Shield TMDS Data1- TMDS Data0+ TMDS Data0 Shield TMDS Data0- TMDS Clock+ TMDS Clock Shield TMDS Clock- Reserved (N.C.
  • Page 18: Standard Timing Table

    Standard timing table Mode Resolution 640x480 640x480 66.66 VESA 720x400 SVGA 800x600 SVGA 800x600 1024x768 1024x768 VESA 1152x864 SXGA 1280x1024 VESA 1280x720 WXGA 1280x800 WXGA+ 1440x900 WSXGA+ 1680x1050 1920x1080...
  • Page 19: Installation

    Installation To install the monitor on your host system, please follow the steps below: Steps 1 Connect the video cable Make sure both the monitor and computer are switched off. Connect the VGA video cable to the computer. Connect the digital cable (only for dual-input models). Make sure both the monitor and computer are switched off.
  • Page 20: Using The Shortcut Menu

    Users controls Power Switch / Power LED: To turn the monitor ON or OFF. Lights up to indicate the power is turned ON. Using the Shortcut Menu AUTO Input Press the function button to open the shortcut menu. The shortcut menu lets you quickly select the most commonly accessed settings.
  • Page 21: Acer Ecolor Management

    Standard Graphics Movie Adjust/Exit 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 Features and Benefits Step 3: Press “ AUTO “ Key to confirm the mode and exit the eColor menu.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Osd Settings

    Press the MENU key to open the OSD. You can use the OSD to adjust the picture quality, OSD position and general settings. For advanced settings, please refer to following page: Adjusting the picture quality Picture Acer eColor Management Blue Light Brightness Contrast H.Position...
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Osd Position

    Adjusting the OSD position OSD Timeout Exit Enter Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. Using the directional keys, select OSD from the on screen display. Then navigate to the feature you wish to adjust.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Setting

    Adjusting the setting Setting Wide Mode Full DDC/CI Normal Input Language English Reset Exit Enter Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. Using the keys, select Setting from the OSD. Then navigate to the feature you wish to adjust. The Setting menu can be used to adjust the screen Menu Language and other important settings.
  • Page 25: Product Information

    Product information Information 1920x1080 H:68KHz V:60Hz VGA Input S/N:ETRLA00803104000502400 Exit Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. Using the / keys, select Information from the OSD. Then the basic information of LCD monitor will show up for current input.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before sending your LCD monitor for servicing, please check the troubleshooting list below to see if you can self-diagnose the problem. VGA Mode Problem LED status Remedy No picture visible Blue Using the OSD menu, adjust brightness and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings.
  • Page 27: Dvi Mode

    DVI mode Problem LED status Remedy No picture visible Blue Using the OSD menu, adjust brightness and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings. Check the power switch. Check if the AC power cord is properly connected to the monitor. Amber Check if the video signal cable is properly connected at the back of monitor.