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Samsung SyncMaster 204BM User Manual

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  • Page 1 Install drivers Install programs SyncMaster 204BM...
  • Page 2 Notational Failure to follow directions noted by this symbol could result in bodily harm or damage to the equipment. Prohibited Do not disassemble Do not touch Power When not used for an extended period of time, set your computer to DPM. If using a screen saver, set it to active screen mode.
  • Page 3 Do not use a damaged or loose plug. This may cause electric shock or fire. Do not pull the plug out by the wire nor touch the plug with wet hands. This may cause electric shock or fire. Use only a properly grounded plug and receptacle. An improper ground may cause electric shock or equipment damage.
  • Page 4 This may cause electric shock or fire. Installation Be sure to contact an authorized Service Center, when installing your monitor in a location with heavy dust, high or low temperatures, high humidity, and exposed to chemical substances and where it operates for 24 hours such as at airports, train stations etc.
  • Page 5 Keep any heating devices away from the power cable. A melted coating may cause electric shock or fire. Do not install the product in places with poor ventilation, for instance, a bookshelf, closet, etc. Any increase in the internal temperature may cause fire. Put down the monitor carefully.
  • Page 6 Do not remove the cover (or back). This may cause electric shock or fire. Refer to a qualified servicing company. If your monitor does not operate normally - in particular, if there is any SAMSUNG customer care center or Customer Center for...
  • Page 7 unusual sound or smell coming from the monitor - unplug it immediately and contact an authorized dealer or the Service Center. This may cause electric shock or fire. Keep the product away from places exposed to oil, smoke or moisture; do not install inside a vehicle.
  • Page 8 Never insert anything metallic into the monitor openings. This may cause electric shock, fire or injury. Do not insert metal objects such as chopsticks, wire and tools or inflammable objects such as paper or matches into the vent, headphone port or AV ports or etc. This may cause electric shock or fire.
  • Page 9 connected to other devices, are disconnected before moving the monitor. Failure to disconnect cables may damage it and cause fire or electric shock. Place the product out of children's reach, as they could damage by hanging onto it. A falling product may cause injury to the person or even fatality. When not using the product for an extended period of time, keep the product unplugged.
  • Page 10 Please make sure the following items are included with your monitor. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. Contact a local dealer to buy optional items. Unpacking Without Stand Monitor With Stand HAS Stand Manual...
  • Page 11 User's Guide, Monitor Driver, Warranty Card Quick Setup Guide Natural Color, MagicTune™, (Not available in all locations) MagicRotation software Cable D-Sub Cable Power Cord Audio Cable Sold separately DVI Cable Set-Bracket Screws (4 EA) Front...
  • Page 12 Opens the OSD menu. Also use to exit the OSD menu or return MENU button [ ] to the previous menu. MagicBright is a new feature providing optimum viewing MagicBright button environment depending on the contents of the image you are watching.
  • Page 13 Enter button [ ] / Source button AUTO button Power button [ Power indicator Headphone connection terminal [ PowerSaver described in the manual for further information regarding power saving functions. For energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when it is not needed, or when leaving it unattended for long periods.
  • Page 14 DVI IN port : Connect the DVI Cable to the DVI IN port on the back of your monitor. (SOURCE: Digital) RGB IN port :Connect the signal cable to the RGB IN port on the back of your monitor. (SOURCE: Analog) Kensington Lock : The Kensington lock is a device used to physically fix the system to something when using it in a public place.
  • Page 15 Cable Fix Ring: When connecting the cable is finished fix the cables to the Cable Fix Ring. AUDIO IN: Connect the audio cable for your monitor to the audio port on the back of your computer. Connecting the Monitor for further information regarding cable connections.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Monitor

    Connecting the Monitor Connect the power cord for your monitor to the power port on the back of the monitor. Plug the power cord for the monitor into a nearby outlet. Use appropriate connection for your computer. Using the D-sub (Analog) connector on the video card. Connect the signal cable to the 15-pin, D-sub port on the back of your monitor.
  • Page 17: Using The Stand

    Using the Stand Removing the base HAS Stand 1. Turn off your monitor and unplug its power cord. 2. Lay the LCD monitor face-down on a flat surface with a cushion beneath it to protect the screen. 3. Remove screws (A) and then remove the Stand from the LCD monitor. Swivel stand...
  • Page 18 Using ( ),You can swivel the monitor left and right at an angle of 350° to set the monitor lengthwise. The rubber under the stand is to avoid the monitor slide. When you try to rotate the monitor in the state of the power cord or cable connecting to the monitor, the power cord of cable can be destroyed.
  • Page 19 The Auto Rotation may not be supported depend on the monitor model. If you rotate the screen without lifting it to its maximum height, the screen may be damaged because the edge of the screen would hit the floor. Attaching a Base This monitor accepts a 100 mm x 100 mmVESA-compliant mounting interface pad.
  • Page 20: Installing The Monitor Driver (automatic)

    Samsung is not liable for these kinds of accidents. Samsung is not liable for product damage or personal injury when a non-VESA or non- specified wall mount is used or the consumer fails to follow the product installation instructions.
  • Page 21: Installing The Monitor Driver (manual)

    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 5. Monitor driver installation is completed. Installing the Monitor Driver (Manual) Windows Vista Windows XP When prompted by the operating system for the monitor driver, insert the CD-ROM included with this monitor.
  • Page 22 " Continue ". This monitor driver is under certifying MS logo, and this installation doesn't damage your system. The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor homepage 6. Click " Update Driver… " in the " Driver " tab.
  • Page 23 8. Click " Have Disk… " and select the folder (for example, D:\Drive) where the driver setup file is located, and click " OK ". 9. Select the model that matches your monitor from the list of monitor models on the screen, and click "...
  • Page 24 ® ® Microsoft Windows XP Operating System 1. Insert CD into the CD-ROM driver. 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.
  • Page 25 " OK " button. This monitor driver is under certified MS logo,and this installation doesn't damage your system.The certified driver will be posted on Samsung Monitor homepage. 9. Click the " Close " button then click " OK " button continually.
  • Page 26 10. Monitor driver installation is completed. ® ® Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System When you can see "Digital Signature Not Found" on your monitor, follow these steps. 1. Choose " OK " button on the " Insert disk " window. 2.
  • Page 27 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 is only available for Samsung monitors and ensures that the color of the images on the Preset Timing Modes in the user guide.
  • Page 28 Color screen will appear. Click on Natural Color in the startup window to install the Natural Color software. To install the program manually, insert the CD included with the Samsung monitor into the CD- ROM Drive, click the Windows [Start] button, select [Run...].
  • Page 29 1. [ ] Use this button for open the on-screen menu and exits from the menu screen or closes screen adjustment menu. ] These buttons allow you to adjust items in the menu. 2. [ 3. [ ] Press this button to Activates a highlighted menu item. 4.
  • Page 30 Menu Description When the ' AUTO ' button is pressed, the Auto Adjustment screen appears as shown in the animated screen on the center. Auto adjustment allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming Analog signal. The values of fine, coarse and position are adjusted automatically. (Available in Analog mode only) To make the automatic adjustment function sharper, execute the ' AUTO ' AUTO...
  • Page 31 >>When pressing the MENU button after locking the OSD Menu This is the function that locks the OSD in order to keep the current states of settings or prevent others from adjusting the current settings. Lock : Hold down the menu button for more than five seconds to activate the OSD adjustment lock function.
  • Page 32 MagicBright™ Menu Push the MagicBright button to circle through available preconfigured modes. MagicBright™ - Seven different modes (Custom/Text/Internet/Game/Sport/Movie/Dynamic Contrast) Volume Menu When OSD is not on the screen, push the button to adjust volume. Volume Description Description...
  • Page 33 SOURCE Menu SOURCE Selects the video signal while the OSD is off. Brightness Contrast Picture MagicColor Color Tone Color Coarse Fine Image Language H-Position Auto Source Image Reset Setup Information Picture Description Color Control Gamma Sharpness H-Position V-Position Transparency Color Reset V-Position Display Time...
  • Page 34 Menu You can use the on-screen menus to change the brightness according to personal preference. Brightness [MENU → → You can use the on-screen menus to change the contrast according to personal preference. Contrast [MENU → → , Color Description →...
  • Page 35 Menu MagicColor is a new technology that Samsung has exclusively developed to improve digital image and to display natural color more clearly without disturbing image quality. 1) Off - Returns to the original mode. 2) Demo - The screen before applying MagicColor...
  • Page 36 Removes noise such as vertical stripes. Coarse adjustment may move the screen image area. You may relocate it to the center using the horizontal control menu. Coarse (Available in analog mode only) [MENU → , → Removes noise such as horizontal stripes. If the noise persists even after fine tuning, repeat it after adjusting the frequency (clock speed).
  • Page 37 computer. [MENU → , You can change the horizontal position where the OSD menu appears on your monitor. H-Position [MENU → , You can change the vertical position where the OSD menu appears on your monitor. V-Position [MENU → , Change the transparency of the background of the OSD.
  • Page 38 [MENU → , → Information Menu Shows a video source, display mode on the OSD screen. Information [MENU → , → MENU] → , → , → MENU] → Description...
  • Page 39: System Requirements

    Installation Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click the MagicTune™ installation file. Select installation Language, Click "Next". When the Installation Shield Wizard window appears, click "Next." Select "I agree to the terms of the license agreement" to accept the terms of use. Choose a folder to install the MagicTune™...
  • Page 40 Windows® Control Panel. Perform the following steps remove MagicTune™ . Go to [Task Tray] ' [Start] ' [Settings] and select [Control Panel] in the menu. If the program runs on Windows® XP, go to [Control Panel] in the [Start] menu. Click the "Add or Remove Programs"...
  • Page 41: Installation Problems

    Installation 1. Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. 2. Click the MagicRotation installation file. 3. Select installation Language, Click "Next". 4. When the InstallShield Wizard window appears, click "Next." 5. Select "I accept the terms of the license agreement" to accept the terms of use. 6.
  • Page 42 Windows NT 4.0 Windows 2000 Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional Hardware 128MB Memory above(recommended) 25MB Free Hard disk space above Service Packs It is recommended that your System has the latest Service Pack installed. For Windows® NT 4.0, it is recommended to install Internet Explorer 5.0 and above with Active Desktop component.
  • Page 43 Before calling for assistance, check the information in this section to see if you can remedy any problems yourself. If you do need assistance, please call Information section or contact your Symptom Check List No images on Is the power cord the screen.
  • Page 44 There is no image on the screen. Is the power indicator on the monitor blinking at 1 second intervals? Is the monitor connected using the DVI cable? I cannot see Have you locked the On the On Screen Screen Display (OSD) Display.
  • Page 45 When you have a problem with the graphic card, visit our website to check the compatible graphic card list provided. Download the latest program. The program can be downloaded Reboot the computer after installing the program for the first time.
  • Page 46: Self-test Feature Check

    Check the following items if there is trouble with the monitor. 1. Check if the power cord and the video cables are properly connected to the computer. 2. Check if the computer beeps more than 3 times when booting. (If it does, request an a service for the main board of the computer.) 3.
  • Page 47 This box appears during normal operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged. 4. Turn off your monitor and reconnect the video cable; then turn on both your computer and the monitor. If your monitor screen remains blank after using the previous procedure, check your video controller and computer system;...
  • Page 48 General General Model Name SyncMaster 204BM LCD Panel Size 20 inch (51 cm) Display area 408.0 mm (H) x 306.0 mm (V) Pixel Pitch 0.255 mm (H) x 0.255 mm (V) Synchronization Horizontal 30 ~ 81 kHz Vertical 56 ~ 75 Hz Display Color 16.7M...
  • Page 49 Temperature: -4°F ~113°F (-20°C ~ 45°C) Humidity: 5 % ~ 95 %, non-condensing Power saving mode Blue Blue, Blinking Less than 1 watts ® Partner, SAMSUNG has determined that this ® Power off EPA/ENERGY 2000 Less than 1 watts ® compliant and ENERGY2000...
  • Page 50: Preset Timing Modes

    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. Table 1.
  • Page 51: Contact Samsung Worldwide

    Contact SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. U.S.A 1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) CANADA 1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) MEXICO 01-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) ARGENTINE 0800-333-3733 BRAZIL 4004-0000 CHILE 800-726-7864 (SAMSUNG) COLOMBIA 01-8000112112 COSTA RICA...
  • Page 52 030-6227 515 3260 SAMSUNG(7267864) FRANCE (€ 0,15/min) GERMANY 01805 - 121213 (€ 0,14/Min) HUNGARY 06-80-SAMSUNG (7267864) ITALIA 800 SAMSUNG (7267864) LUXEMBURG 0032 (0)2 201 24 18 NETHERLANDS 0900 20 200 88 (€ 0,10/Min) NORWAY 815-56 480 POLAND 0 801 801 881...
  • Page 53: For Better Display

    THAILAND 1800-29-3232, 02-689-3232 TAIWAN 0800-329-999 VIETNAM 1 800 588 889 SOUTH AFRICA 0860 7267864 (SAMSUNG) 800SAMSUNG (7267864) U.A.E 8000-4726 Terms Dot Pitch The image on a monitor is composed of red, green and blue dots. The closer the dots, the higher the resolution.
  • Page 54 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 55 PRODUCT INFORMATION (Image Retention Free) LCD Monitors and TVs may have image retention when switching from one image to another especially after displaying a stationary image for a long time. This guide is to demonstrate correct usage of LCD products in order to protect them from Image retention.
  • Page 56 The best way to protect your monitor from Image retention is to set your PC or System to operate a Screen Saver program when you are not using it. Image retention may not occur when a LCD panel is operated under normal conditions. Normal conditions are defined as continuously changing video patterns.
  • Page 57 Correct Disposal of This Product (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) - Europe only (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household wastes at the end of its working life.

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