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  • Page 1 SyncMaster 152x/172x...
  • Page 2 Main Page Safety Instructions Notational Power Installation Cleaning Other Introduction Unpacking Front Rear Setup Connecting Your Monitor Installing the Monitor Driver Automatic Manual On-Screen Display Troubleshooting Check List Q & A Self-Test Feature Check Specifications General Specifications PowerSaver Preset Display Modes Information Service Terms...
  • Page 3 Notational Power Installation Clean Other Failure to follow directions noted by this symbol could result in bodily harm or damage to equipment. Prohibited Do not disassemble Do not touch Important to read and understand at all times Disconnect the plug from the outlet Grounding to prevent an electric shock...
  • Page 4 Notational Power Installation Clean Other When not used for extended periods of time, set your PC 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 Notational Power Installation Clean Other 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 Notational Power Installation Clean Other When cleaning the monitor case or the surface of the TFT-LCD, 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 Notational Power Installation Clean 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...
  • Page 8 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 SyncMaster 152x Please make sure the following items are included with your monitor. If any items are missing, your dealer. Unpacking Unpacking Front Rear D-Sub Cable Power Cord DC-Adapter Monitor (Not available in all locations) VESA Mounting Bracket contact Quick Setup Guide Warranty Card User's Guide and Driver Installation CD...
  • Page 10 SyncMaster 172x Please make sure the following items are included with your monitor. If any items are missing, your dealer. Unpacking Unpacking Front Rear D-Sub Cable DVI Cable (Option) Power Cord DC-Adapter Quick Setup Guide Warranty Card (Not available in all locations) User's Guide and Driver Monitor Installation CD...
  • Page 11 SyncMaster 152x Unpacking Front Rear 1. Auto button / Exit button 2. Menu button 3. Power button 4. MagicBright button 5. Adjust buttons a. Power indicator Note : See PowerSaver For energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when it is not needed, or when leaving it unattended for long periods.
  • Page 12 SyncMaster 172x Unpacking Front Rear 1. Auto button 2. Exit button 3. Menu button 4. Power button 5. Adjust buttons 6. MagicBright button a. Power indicator Note : See PowerSaver For energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when it is not needed, or when leaving it unattended for long periods.
  • Page 13 SyncMaster 152x Unpacking Front Rear (The configuration at the back of the monitor may vary from product to product.) 1. Power port 2. Signal port Note: See Connect the DC Adapter for your monitor to the power port on the back of the monitor.
  • Page 14 SyncMaster 172x Unpacking Front Rear (The configuration at the back of the monitor may vary from product to product.) 1. Power port 2. DVI port 3. Signal port Note: See Connect the DC Adapter for your monitor to the power port on the back of the monitor.
  • Page 15 SyncMaster 152x Connecting Your Monitor Using the Stand Setup-General Connecting Your Monitor Installing the Monitor Driver 1. Connect the DC Adapter for your monitor to the power port on the back of the monitor. Plug the power cord for the monitor into a nearby outlet. 2.
  • Page 16 SyncMaster 172x Setup-General Connecting Your Monitor Installing the Monitor Driver Connect the DC Adapter for your monitor to the power port on the back of the monitor. Plug the power cord for the monitor into a nearby outlet. Using the D-sub (Analogue) connector on the video card. 2-1.
  • Page 17 SyncMaster 152x/172x Connecting Your Monitor Using the Stand Connecting Wall Mounting the Monitor Your Monitor Installing the Monitor Driver As shown in the figure above, you first fold the stand. You attach the VESA mounting brackets on the wall. You hang the monitor aligning its bottom grove with the bracket. Attaching a base NOTE: This monitor accepts a 75 mm x 75 mm VESA-compliant mounting interface pad.
  • Page 18 5. Monitor driver installation is completed. Windows XP/2000 1. Insert CD into the CD-ROM drive. 2. Click "Windows XP/2000 Driver". 3. Choose your monitor model in the model list, then click the "OK" button. http://www.samsung-monitor.com/ http://www.samsungusa.com/monitor/ http://www.sec.co.kr/monitor/ (Korea) http://www.samsungmonitor.com.cn/ (Worldwide)
  • 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 certifying MS logo,and this installation don't 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 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/ http://www.samsungusa.com/monitor/ http://www.sec.co.kr/monitor/ http://www.samsungmonitor.com.cn/...
  • Page 21 5. Click "Update Driver.." and select "Install from a list or.." then click "Next" button. 6. Select "Don't search ,I will.." then click "Next" and then click "Have disk". 7. Click the "Browse" button then choose A:(D:\Driver) and choose your monitor model in the model list and click the "Next"...
  • Page 22: Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000 Operating System

    This monitor driver is under certifying MS logo,and this installation don't damage your system.The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor Homepage http://www.samsung-monitor.com/. 9. Click the "Close" button then click "OK" button continually. 10. Monitor driver installation is completed.
  • Page 23 4. Select the "Monitor" tab. 5. Click the "Change" button in the "Monitor Type" area. 6. Choose "Specify the location of the driver". 7. Choose "Display a list of all the driver in a specific location.." then click "Next" button. 8.
  • Page 24 Align the Mounting Interface Pad with the holes in the Rear Cover Mounting Pad and secure it with the four screws that came with the arm-type base, wall mount hanger or other base.
  • Page 25 Overview System Requirements Step-By-Step Installation Connecting Your Monitor Installing the Monitor Driver MagicTune™ Installation 1. Overview- What is MagicTune™ Monitor performance can vary due to the graphics card, host computer, lighting conditions and other environmental factors. In order to get the best image on a monitor requires you to adjust it for your unique setting.
  • Page 26 3) The MagicTune™ License Agreement is displayed. Read the Terms of Agreement carefully. If you do not agree to the Terms of Agreement, you are not allowed to install MagicTune™. If you click "Agree", the [Next] button becomes activated. Click [Next] 4) Select a location to install Magic Tune™.
  • Page 27 6) Click [Install] to start installing MagicTune™. 7) Install MagicTune™ in the selected location. 8) MagicTune™ has been successfully installed. Click [Finish].
  • Page 28 (Start MagicTune™ > Click Support > Click Help Site) For more information about how to use the MagicTune™, see the Help Site of the MagicTune™ program. (http://personalcomputing.portrait.com/us/support/support_mt_ contents.html)
  • Page 29: On Screen Display (Osd)

    On Screen Display (OSD) Auto : Use this button to auto adjustment direct access. Exit : Use this button to Exit the active menu or OSD. [-], [+] : These buttons allows you to highlight and adjust items in the menu. Menu : Use this button to open the OSD and activate a highlighted mene item.
  • Page 30 SyncMaster 172x...
  • Page 31 Brightness Menu Contrast Menu How to adjust Brightness - Adjust Brightness. 1. Push the Menu button. 2. Push the Menu button to open the Brightness adjustment screen. 3. Use the button to increase the [ + ] brightness or button to decrease the [ - ] brightness.
  • Page 32: Image Lock

    Image Lock Menu Menu How to adjust Image Lock [Fine] - Image Lock is used to fine tune and get the best image by removing noises that creates unstable images with jitters and shimmers. If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Fine adjustment, use the Coarse adjustment and then use Fine again.
  • Page 33 H-Position Menu V-Position Menu How to adjust H-Position - Follow these instructions to change the horizontal position of the monitor's entire display. 1. Push the Menu button. 2. Push the button or [ - ] [ + ] the H-Position screen is displayed. 3.
  • Page 34 Reset Menu Menu How to adjust Reset [Geometry Reset] - Geometry parameters are replaced with the factory default values. 1. Push the Menu button. 2. Push the button or [ - ] [ + ] the Reset screen is displayed. 3.
  • Page 35: Color Temperature

    Color Temperature Menu Color Control Menu How to adjust Color Temperature - Color temperature is a measure of the "warmth" of the image colors. 1. Push the Menu button. 2. Push the button or [ - ] [ + ] the Color Temperature screen is displayed.
  • Page 36 Halftone Menu Language Menu How to adjust Halftone - Change the opaqueness of the background of the OSD. 1. Push the Menu button. 2. Push the button or button until [ - ] [ + ] the Halftone screen is displayed. 3.
  • Page 37: Menu Position(H-Position)

    Menu Position Menu Menu How to adjust Menu Position(H-Position) - You can change the horizontal position where the OSD menu appears on your monitor. 1. Push the Menu button. 2. Push the button or [ - ] [ + ] the Menu Position screen is displayed.
  • Page 38: Menu Display Time

    Menu Display Time Menu Display Mode Menu How to adjust Menu Display Time - The menu will automatically turn off if no adjustments are made for a certain time period. You can set the amount of time the menu will wait before it turns off. 1.
  • Page 39: Auto Adjustment

    Auto Adjustment Menu OSD Lock / Unlock Menu How to adjust Auto Adjustment - Auto adjustment allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming video signal. The values of fine, coarse and position are adjusted automatically. 1. Push the Auto button. Note : To make the automatic adjustment function sharper, execute the 'AUTO' function while the AUTO PATTERN is...
  • Page 40 Magic Bright Menu How to adjust Magic Bright 1. Push the MagicBright button. Text: Normal Brightness For documentations or works involving heavy text. Internet: Medium Brightness For working with mixture of contents such as text and graphics. Entertain: High Brightness For watching motion pictures such as DVD and VCD...
  • Page 41 SyncMaster 152x 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 warranty card, Check List Symptom Q & A Self-Test Feature Check No images on the...
  • Page 42 unbalanced. Have you adjusted the resolution or frequency to the monitor? The screen can be unbalanced due to the cycle of the video card signals. Readjust Position by referring to the OSD. The screen is out of Have you adjusted the focus or OSD resolution or frequency on the cannot be adjusted.
  • Page 43 SyncMaster 172x 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 warranty card, Check List Symptom Q & A Self-Test Feature No images on the Check...
  • Page 44 strange after running a program or due to a crash between applications? Has the video card been set properly? The screen suddenly Have you changed the video card or the driver? has become unbalanced. Have you adjusted the resolution or frequency to the monitor? The screen can be unbalanced due to the cycle of the video card signals.
  • Page 45 How can I change the frequency? Check List Q & A Self-Test Feature Check How can I adjust the resolution? How can I set the Power Saving function? How can I clean the outer case/LCD Panel? Question Frequency can be changed by reconfiguring the video card.
  • Page 46 Your monitor provides a self test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is Check List functioning properly. Q & A Self-Test Feature Check 1. Turn off both your computer and the monitor. 2. Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer. 3.
  • Page 47 feet (one meter) of the monitor. A monitor recreates visual signals received from the PC. Therefore, if there is trouble with the PC or the video card, this can cause the monitor to become blank, have poor coloring, noise, Video mode not supported, etc. In this case, first check the source of the problem, and then contact a service center or your dealer.
  • Page 48 General Model Name LCD Panel General Size PowerSaver Preset Timing Display area Modes Pixel Pitch Type Viewing Angle Synchronization Horizontal Vertical Display Color 16,194,277 Colors Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated RGB Analog 0.7 Vpp positive at 75 ohms Separate H/V sync, SOG(Option), TTL level positive or negative Maximum Pixel Clock 80 MHz...
  • Page 49 TFT LCD panel manufactured by using advanced semiconductor technology with precision of 99.999% above is used for this product. But the pixels of RED, GREEN, BLUE and WHITE color seem to be bright sometimes or some of black pixels could be seen. This is not from bad quality and you can use it without uneasiness.
  • Page 50 General Model Name LCD Panel General Size PowerSaver Preset Timing Display area Modes Pixel Pitch Type Viewing Angle Synchronization Horizontal Vertical Display Color 16,194,277 Colors Resolution Optimum resolution Maximum resolution Input Signal, Terminated RGB Analog 0.7 Vpp positive at 75 ohms Separate sync,Composite H/V sync , SOG(Option), TTL level positive or negative Maximum Pixel Clock 135 MHz...
  • Page 51 Dot Acceptable TFT LCD panel manufactured by using advanced semiconductor technology with precision of 99.999% above is used for this product. But the pixels of RED, GREEN, BLUE and WHITE color seem to be bright sometimes or some of black pixels could be seen. This is not from bad quality and you can use it without uneasiness.
  • Page 52 TAR ® This monitor is EPA E NERGY when used with a computer equipped with VESA DPMS functionality. TAR ® As an E Partner, SAMSUNG has determined that this product NERGY TAR ® meets the E guidelines for energy efficiency. NERGY...
  • Page 53 TAR ® This monitor is EPA E NERGY when used with a computer equipped with VESA DPMS functionality. TAR ® As an E Partner, SAMSUNG has determined that this product NERGY TAR ® meets the E guidelines for energy efficiency. NERGY...
  • Page 54 SyncMaster 152x 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. Table 1.
  • Page 55 SyncMaster 172x 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. Table 1.
  • Page 56 U.S.A. : Samsung Computer Products Customer Service 400 Valley Road, Suite 201, Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856 Tel. : (973)601-6000, 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) Service Fax. : (973)601-6001 http://www.samsungusa.com/monitor Terms BRAZIL : Regulatory Samsung Eletronica da Amazonia Ltda. Natural Color R. Prof. Manoelito de Ornellas, 303, Terro B For Better Display Chacara Sto.
  • Page 57 175 SOI SUEKSA VIDHAYA SATHON SOI 12 SILOM ROAD ,SILOM,BANGRAK BANGKOK 10500 TEL : 0-2635-2567 FAX : 0-2635-2556 SOUTH AFRICA : Samsung Electronics,5 Libertas Road, Somerset Office Park, Bryanston Ext 16. Po Box 70006, Bryanston,2021, South Africa Tel : 0027-11-549-1621 Fax : 0027-11-549-1629 http://www.samsung.co.za/ UKRAINE : SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN UKRAINE 4 Glybochitska str.
  • Page 58 Tel. 52 55 57 47 51 00 Fax. 52 55 57 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 59: Horizontal Frequency

    Dot Pitch The image on a monitor is composed of red, green and blue dots. The closer the dots, the higher the resolution. The distance between two dots of the same color is called the 'Dot Pitch'. Unit: mm Service Vertical Frequency Terms The screen must be redrawn several times per second in order to create and display an image...
  • Page 60: User Information

    Federal 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 Cet appareil Numérique de classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlemont NMB-03 sur les équipements produisant des interférences au Canada. MPR II Compliance This monitor complies with SWEDAC(MPR II) recommendations for reduced electric and magnetic fields. 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.
  • Page 62 In many countries, environmental labelling has become an established method for encouraging the adaptation of goods and services to the environment.The main problem as far as monitors and other electronic equipment are concerned is that environmentally harmful substances are used both in the products and during their manufacture.
  • Page 63 Mercury Mercury is sometimes found in batteries, relays and switches. Mercury damages the nervous system and is toxic in high doses. TCO'95 requirement states that batteries may not contain more than 25 ppm (parts per million) of mercury. It also demands that no mercury is present in any of the electrical or electronics components concerned with the display unit.
  • Page 64 TCO Development SE-114 94 Stockholm, Sweden Fax: +46 8 782 92 07 Email (Internet): development@tco.se Current information regarding TCO'99 approved and labelled products may also be obtained via the Internet, using the address: http://www.tco-info.com/ Environmental requirements Flame retardants Flame retardants are present in printed circuit boards, cables, wires, casings and housings. Their purpose is to prevent, or at least to delay the spread of fire.
  • Page 65 Ergonomics Good visual ergonomics and image quality in order to improve the working environment for the user and to reduce sight and strain problems. Important parameters are luminance, contrast, resolution, reflectance, colour rendition and image stability. Energy • Energy-saving mode after a certain time – beneficial both for the user and the environment •...
  • Page 66 For recycling information for TCO'03 certified monitors, for the residents in the following countries, please contact the company corresponding to your region of residence. For those who reside in other countries, please contact a nearest local Samsung dealer for recycling information for the products to be treated in environmentally acceptable way.
  • Page 67 For more information, refer to Help (F1) in the software program. How to install the Natural Color software Insert the CD included with the Samsung monitor into the CD-ROM Drive. Then, the initial screen of the program installation will be executed. Click Natural Color on the initial screen to install the Natural Color software.
  • Page 68 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 Service quality of picture in the screen if the best quality of picture is not provided in TFT-LCD. Terms Regulatory Natural Color...
  • Page 69 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Samsung Electronics Service Co., Ltd. is strictly forbidden. Terms Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or Regulatory consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material. Natural Color For Better Display Samsung is the registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.;...

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