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  • Page 1 SyncMaster 172MP/152MP...
  • Page 2 Index Main Page Safety Instructions Notational Power Installation Cleaning Other Introduction Unpacking Front Rear Remote Control Setup Connecting Your Monitor Connecting to a Computer Connecting to Other Devices Installing the Monitor Driver Automatic Manual Installing a VESA Base Folding the base / Removing the base Installing a VESA Base Adjusting Your LCD Monitor User Controls...
  • Page 3 Safety Instructions - Notational Failure to follow directions noted by this symbol could result in bodily harm or damage to equipment. Prohibited Do not disassemble Do not touch User's Guide Important to read and understand at all times Disconnect the plug from the outlet Grounding to prevent an electric shock...
  • Page 4 Safety Instructions - Power When not used for extended periods of time, set your computer to DPMS. If using a screen saver, set it to the active screen mode. Do not use a damaged or loose plug. This may cause an electric shock or fire. Do not pull the plug out by the wire nor touch the plug with wet hands.
  • Page 5 Safety Instructions - Installation Do not cover the vents on the monitor cabinet. Bad ventilation may cause a breakdown or fire. Put your monitor in a location with low humidity and a minimum of dust. An electric shock or fire could result inside the monitor. Do not drop the monitor when moving it.
  • Page 6 Safety Instructions - Cleaning When cleaning the monitor case or the surface of the TFT-LCD screen, wipe with a slightly moistened, soft fabric. Do not spray detergent directly on the monitor. Use the recommended detergent with a smooth cloth. If the connector between the plug and the pin is dusty or dirty, clean it properly with a dry cloth.
  • Page 7 Safety Instructions - Other Do not remove cover(or back). No user serviceable parts inside. This may cause an electric shock or a fire. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. If your monitor does not operate normally - in particular, if there are any unusual sounds or smells coming from it - unplug it immediately and contact an authorized dealer or service.
  • Page 8 Safety Instructions - Other Keep all power adaptors apart. Possible fire hazard. Keep power adaptor away from any other heat source. Possible fire hazard. Remove and discard vinyl bag from power adaptor before use. Possible fire hazard. Always keep power adaptor in well-ventilated area. If you view a fixed screen for an extended period of time, residual image or blurriness may appear.
  • Page 9: Introduction - Unpacking

    Introduction - Unpacking Please make sure the following items are included with your monitor. If any items are missing, your dealer. User's Guide and Natural Color/ Driver Installation CD Quick Setup Guide Warranty Card (Not available in all locations) Remote Control Power Cord Signal Cable(15 pin D-Sub) Monitor...
  • Page 10 Introduction - Front For detailed information concerning the monitor functions, refer to The monitor's front configuration may vary slightly depending on the monitor model. 1. PC mode button 2. PIP mode button 3. Video mode button 4. Audio mode button 5.
  • Page 11 Introduction - Rear For detailed information concerning cable connections, refer to The monitor's rear configuration may vary slightly depending on the monitor model. Connecting Cables PC Connection Terminal 1. Power Connection Terminal (14V DC) 2. Computer Connection Terminal (15 Pin D -SUB) 3.
  • Page 12: Replacing Batteries

    Introduction - Remote Control For detailed information of the Remote Control Unit functions, refer to Adjusting Your Monitor > User Controls > User Control Buttons > The remote control's configuration may vary slightly depending on the monitor model. The Remote control may function within a range of 0.23 to 33 feet (7cm to 10m) and 30 degrees to the left and right of the monitor's Remote Control Reception sensor.
  • Page 13: Connecting To A Computer

    4. Turn on both your computer and the monitor. 5. You may enjoy clear and quality sound from the computer sound card using the monitor speakers. (You don't need to install any separate speakers for your computer.) Contact a local Samsung Electronics service center to buy optional items.
  • Page 14: Connecting Av Devices

    Setup - Connecting to other devices This monitor allows the user to connect it to such input devices as a DVD player, a VCR or camcorder, or a DTV or TV without disconnecting the PC. For detailed information on connecting AV input devices, refer to User Controls under Adjusting Your Monitor.
  • Page 15: Connecting Tv (Connect A Tv Tuner Box (Option))

    There is no need to buy a TV card which connects to a PC, or additional hardware or software. Contact a local Samsung Electronics 1. Connect the antenna or the cable box to the TV tuner box using the "ANTENNA" terminal on the tuner box.
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Macintosh

    3. For older model Macintoshes, you need to adjust the resolution control DIP switch on the Macintosh adapter (optional) referring to the switch configuration table shown on its rear. 4. Turn on the monitor and Macintosh. Contact a local Samsung Electronics service center to buy optional items.
  • Page 17: Connecting Headphone

    User's Guide Setup - Connecting to other devices 5. Connecting Headphone You may connect your headphones to the monitor. 1. Connect your headphones to the Headphone-out port.
  • Page 18: Windows Me

    Driver installation is slightly different from one operating system to another. Follow the directions as appropriate for the operating system you have. Prepare a blank disk and download the driver program file at the Internet web site shown here. Internet web site : http://www.samsung-monitor.com/ http://www.samsungusa.com/monitor/ http://www.sec.co.kr/monitor/ http://www.samsungmonitor.com.cn/...
  • Page 19 5. If you can see following Message window, then click the "Continue Anyway" button. Then click "OK" button. This monitor driver is under certified MS logo. This installation will not damage your system. The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor Homepage http://www.samsung-monitor.com/ 6. Monitor driver installation is completed.
  • Page 20: Windows Xp Operating System

    2. Click "Start" —> "Control Panel" then click the "Appearance and Themes" Icon. 3. Click "Display" icon and choose the "Settings" tab then click "Advanced..". 4. Click the "Properties" button on the "Monitor" tab and select "Driver" tab. http://www.samsung-monitor.com/ (Worldwide) http://www.samsungusa.com/monitor/ http://www.sec.co.kr/monitor/...
  • Page 21 8. If you can see following "Message" window, then click the "Continue Anyway" button. Then click "OK" button. This monitor driver is under certified MS logo. This installation will not damage your system. The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor Homepage http://www.samsung-monitor.com/ User's Guide...
  • Page 22: Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000 Operating System

    Setup - Installing the Monitor Driver 9. Click the "Close" button then click "OK" button continually. 10. Monitor driver installation is completed. ® 2. Microsoft Windows * When you can see "Digital Signature Not Found" on your monitor, follow these steps. 1.
  • Page 23: Microsoft ® Windows ® Millennium Operating System

    Setup - Installing the Monitor Driver 6. Choose "Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver" then click "Next" and then click "Have disk". 7. Click the "Browse" button then choose A:(D:\Driver). 8.
  • Page 24 Setup - Installing a VESA base This monitor supports various types of VESA-standard bases. You need to either fold or remove the base in use in order to install a VESA base. Folding the base Removing the base 1. Folding the base The monitor may be reclined from 0 to 90 degrees.
  • Page 25 Align the four bolt holes (1) on the monitor base with the holes (2) on the VESA base and then fasten the base with the four bolts (3) supplied. Only the supplied bolts should be used. Samsung Electronics will not be responsible for damages caused by using a base other than those specified. before installing a VESA base. User's Guide...
  • Page 26 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - User Controls The control button configuration may vary slightly depending on the monitor model. Source Buttons Control Buttons | Source Buttons | 1. PC mode button Switches from Video mode to PC mode. 2. PIP mode button In PC Mode, turns on Video or TV screens in PIP mode.
  • Page 27: Remote Control Buttons

    Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - User Controls | Control Buttons | For more information on the screen adjustment functions, refer to Power button / Power indicator Use this button for turn the monitor on and off. Power Indicator shows PowerSaver mode by green blinking.
  • Page 28 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - User Controls Use this button for turn the monitor on and off. 2.-5. Source Button See the Source Buttons 6. PIP Position button Adjusts the location of Video image in PIP mode. Press VOL - buttons to adjust the location up and down or left and right.
  • Page 29 User's Guide Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - User Controls 19. Caption button Turns on Closed Captioning service (in English). In some countries, Caption service is not available. You may turn on Closed Captioning service while viewing certain television programs in countries like the United States or a video tape with a "CC"...
  • Page 30: Automatic Save

    Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - User Controls Direct-Access Features let you display Monitor Adjustment Menu by simply pressing Auto button once. Or they are used to adjust monitor functions. You need to activate functions other than Auto Adjustment only when Auto-Access Features are off. Automatic Save OSD Lock/Unlock 1.
  • Page 31 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - User Controls 4. Channel This function is available in TV or PC + TV (PIP) mode only. You need to (option) to make PC+TV mode appear in TV mode or PIP mode. When OSD is not on the screen, push the channel number.
  • Page 32 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display Characters and icons become highlighted in blue during adjustment for each menu. 1. PC Screen For detailed information on Screen Adjustment in the PC mode, refer to Animation Clips. Contrast Adjust Contrast. Brightness Adjust Brightness.
  • Page 33 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 2. TV Screen For detailed information on Screen Adjustment in TV mode, refer to Animation Clips . Screen Adjustment in TV mode does not affect the PC screen at all. You can use this function only if your monitor is If the video adjustment icon connected to the monitor.
  • Page 34 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 2. TV Screen Channel The channel system can be set in several different ways. 1) ANT / CATV Select a channel system that is being used in your region. • STD • HRC •...
  • Page 35: Video Screen

    Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 3. Video Screen For detailed information on Screen Adjustment in the Video mode, refer to Animation Clips. Screen Adjustment in the Video mode does not affect the PC screen at all. You can use this function only if your monitor is not connected to a TV tuner box. Picture Controls Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color and Tint of the Video image.
  • Page 36: Osd Control

    Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 4. DTV / DVD(Component) Control Screen Adjustment Animation Clips in DTV mode the screen in DTV mode. Adjusting the screen in DTV/DVD mode does not affect the image on your PC screen. Contrast Adjusts the contrast of the image on the screen.
  • Page 37 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display Characters and icons become highlighted in blue during adjustment for each menu. 1. PC Screen For detailed information on Screen Adjustment in the PC mode, refer to Animation Clips. Contrast Adjust Contrast. Brightness Adjust Brightness.
  • Page 38 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 2. TV Screen For detailed information on Screen Adjustment in TV mode, refer to Animation Clips . Screen Adjustment in TV mode does not affect the PC screen at all. You can use this function only if your monitor is If the video adjustment icon connected to the monitor.
  • Page 39 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 2. TV Screen Channel The channel system can be set in several different ways. 1) ANT / CATV Select a channel system that is being used in your region. • STD • HRC •...
  • Page 40 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 3. Video Screen For detailed information on Screen Adjustment in the Video mode, refer to Animation Clips. Screen Adjustment in the Video mode does not affect the PC screen at all. You can use this function only if your monitor is not connected to a TV tuner box. Picture Controls Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color and Tint of the Video image.
  • Page 41 Adjusting Your LCD Monitor - On-Screen Display 4. DTV / DVD(Component) Control Screen Adjustment Animation Clips in DTV mode screen in DTV mode. Adjusting the screen in DTV mode does not affect the image on your PC screen. Contrast Adjusts the contrast of the image on the screen. Brightness Adjusts the brightness of the image on the screen.
  • Page 42: Self-Test Feature Check

    Troubleshooting - Check before Calling for Service Check the following items yourself before calling for service. Contact the that you cannot solve by yourself. Self-Test Feature Check Maintenance and Cleaning 1. Self-Test Feature Check Your monitor provides a self test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is functioning properly.
  • Page 43: Maintenance And Cleaning

    Finish. Do not use benzene, thinner or other flammable substances, or a wet cloth. We recommend a Samsung cleansing agent is used to prevent damage to the screen. Never use acetone, benzene or thinner. (They may cause flaws or deformation of the screen surface.) The user will be required to pay costs and related expenses for repair of damages caused by him/her.
  • Page 44: Symptoms And Recommended Actions

    Troubleshooting - Check before Calling for Service 5. Symptoms and Recommended Actions A monitor recreates visual signals received from the computer. Therefore, if there is trouble with the computer or the video card, this can cause the monitor to become blank, have poor coloring, noise, Video mode not supported, etc.
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting Problems And Solutions

    Troubleshooting - Problems and Solutions The following table lists possible problems and their solutions. Before calling for service, check the information in this section to see if you can remedy any problems yourself. If you do need assistance, please call, the phone number on the Information section or contact your Installation Screen...
  • Page 46 Troubleshooting - Problems and Solutions 2. Problems related to Screen Problems related to the monitor screen and their solutions are listed. Problems Screen is blank and power indicator is off "Check Signal Cable" message "Video mode not supported" message Picture rolls vertically. Image is not clear.
  • Page 47: Problems Related To Audio

    Troubleshooting - Problems and Solutions 3. Problems related to Audio Problems related to audio signals and their solutions are listed below. Problems No sound Sound level is too low. Sound is too high pitched or too low pitched 4. Problems related to Remote Control Problems related to the remote control and their solutions are listed.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting - Q & A

    Troubleshooting - Q & A Frequently asked questions are summarized here for your reference. Question How can I change the frequency? How can I adjust the resolution? How can I set the Power Saving function? How can I clean the outer case/LCD Panel? Answer Frequency can be changed by reconfiguring the video card.
  • Page 49: Specifications - General Specifications

    Specifications - General Specifications Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. General Model Name LCD Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Type Viewing Angle Synchronization Horizontal Vertical Display Color 16,194,277 Colors Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated RGB Analog, Composite H/V Sync, 0.7Vp-p Positive at 75 ohm, Separate H/ V sync, TTL level positive or negative TV / Video...
  • Page 50 Specifications - General Specifications VESA Mounting Interface 75mm x 75mm (for use with Specialty(Arm) Mounting hardware.) Environmental considerations Operating Storage Plug and Play Capability This monitor can be installed on any Plug & Play compatible system. Interaction of the monitor and computer systems will provide the best operating conditions and monitor settings.
  • Page 51 EPA/ENERGY 2000 Green Green, Blinking Less than 48.0W Less than 2W ® compliant and ENERGY2000 compliant when ® Partner, SAMSUNG has determined that this product meets the ® guidelines for energy efficiency. User's Guide SyncMaster 152MP Power off (120 Vac) Black...
  • Page 52 Specifications - Preset Timing Modes If the signal transferred from the computer is the same as the following Preset Timing Modes, the screen will be adjusted automatically. However, if the signal differs, the screen may go blank while the power LED is on. Refer to the video card manual and adjust the screen as follows.
  • Page 53 Specifications - General Specifications Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. General Model Name LCD Panel Size Display area Pixel Pitch Type Viewing Angle Synchronization Horizontal Vertical Display Color 16,194,277 Colors Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated RGB Analog, Composite H/V Sync, 0.7Vp-p Positive at 75 ohm, Separate H/ V sync, TTL level positive or negative TV / Video...
  • Page 54 Specifications - General Specifications VESA Mounting Interface 75mm x 75mm (for use with Specialty(Arm) Mounting hardware.) Environmental considerations Operating Storage Plug and Play Capability This monitor can be installed on any Plug & Play compatible system. Interaction of the monitor and computer systems will provide the best operating conditions and monitor settings.
  • Page 55 EPA/ENERGY 2000 Green Green, Blinking Less than 48.0W Less than 2W ® compliant and ENERGY2000 compliant when ® Partner, SAMSUNG has determined that this product meets the ® guidelines for energy efficiency. User's Guide SyncMaster 172MP Power off (120 Vac) Black...
  • Page 56 Specifications - Preset Timing Modes If the signal transferred from the computer is the same as the following Preset Timing Modes, the screen will be adjusted automatically. However, if the signal differs, the screen may go blank while the power LED is on. Refer to the video card manual and adjust the screen as follows.
  • Page 57 Gustavo A.Madero C.P.07700, Mexico D.F. Mexico TEL. 52-55-5747-5100 Fax. 52-55-47 52 02 RFC: SEM950215S98 http://www.samsung.com.mx/ IMPORTADO POR: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS MEXICO. S.A. DE C.V. Saturno NO.44, Col. Nueva Industrial Vallejo Gustavo A.Madero C.P.07700, Mexico D.F. Mexico TEL. 52-55-5747-5100 EXPORTADO POR: Samsung Electronics CO.,LTD.
  • Page 58 MPA COMPLEX BUILDING,1st-2nd Floor 175 SOI SUEKSA VIDHAYA SATHON SOI 12 SILOM ROAD ,SILOM,BANGRAK BANGKOK 10500 TEL : 0-2635-2567 FAX : 0-2635-2556 UKRAINE : SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN UKRAINE 4 Glybochitska str. Kiev, Ukraine Tel. 8-044-4906878 Fax 8-044-4906887 Toll-free 8-800-502-0000 http://www.samsung.com.ua/ United Kingdom : Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd.
  • Page 59 Information - Terms Sync Signal Sync (Synchronized) Signals refer to the standard signals that are required to display desired colors on the monitor. They are divided into Vertical and Horizontal Sync Signals. These signals display normal color images by the set resolution and frequency. Types of Sync Signals Separate This is a scheme of transmitting individual vertical sync signals to the monitor.
  • Page 60 Communications Commission. It is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Stock Number 004-000-00345-4. The party responsible for product compliance: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD America QA Lab of Samsung 3351 Michelson Drive, Suite #290, Irvine, CA92612 USA Tel) 949-975-7310...
  • Page 61 Information - Regulatory European Notice (Europe only) Products with the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive(89/336/EEC), (92/31/EEC), (93/68/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms: EN55022:1998+A1:2000 - Radio Frequency Interference EN55024:1998 - Electromagnetic Immunity EN55013:1990+A12:1994+A13:1996+A14:1999 - Radio Frequency Interference...
  • Page 62 Information - Regulatory What does labelling involve? This product meets the requirements for the TCO'95 scheme, which provides for international environmental labelling of monitors. The labelling scheme was developed as a joint effort by the TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), Naturskyddsforeningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation) and NUTEK (The National Board for Industrial and Technical Development in Sweden).
  • Page 63 User's Guide Information - Regulatory TCO'99-Ecological requirements for personal computers (TCO applied model only) Congratulations! You have just purchased a TCO'99 approved and labelled product! Your choice has provided you with a product developed for professional use. Your purchase has also contributed to reducing the burden on the environment and also to the further development of environmentally adapted electronics products.
  • Page 64 User's Guide Information - Regulatory Cadmium** Cadmium is present in rechargeable batteries and in the colour-generating layers of certain computer displays. Cadmium damages the nervous system and is toxic in high doses. The relevant TCO'99 requirement states that batteries, the colour-generating layers of display screens and the electrical or electronics components must not contain any cadmium.
  • Page 65 Information - Regulatory TCO'03-Ecological requirements for personal computers (TCO applied model only) Congratulations! The display you have just purchased carries the TCO03 Displays label. This means that your display is designed, manufactured and tested according to some of the strictest quality and environmental requirements in the world.
  • Page 66 The Natural Color S/W is the very solution for this problem. It is a color administration system developed by Samsung Electronics in association with Korea Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). This system is available only for Samsung monitors and makes the color of the images on the monitor the same as the printed or scanned images.
  • Page 67 Information - For Better Display Information - Information - For Better Display 1. Adjust computer resolution and screen injection rate (refresh rate) in control panel of computer as described below to enjoy the best quality of picture. You can have an uneven quality of picture in the screen if the best quality of picture is not provided in TFT-LCD.
  • Page 68 Information - For Better Display Information - Information - For Better Display 1. Adjust computer resolution and screen injection rate (refresh rate) on computer as described below to enjoy the best quality of picture. You can have an uneven quality of picture in the screen if the best quality of picture is not provided in TFT-LCD.
  • Page 69 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is strictly forbidden. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
  • Page 70 (Worldwide) http://www.samsungusa.com/monitor/ (USA) http://www.sec.co.kr/monitor/ (Korea) http://www.samsungmonitor.com.cn/ (China)

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