If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) or write to: Sony Customer Information Center 1 Sony Drive, Mail Drop #T1-11, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: SDM-HS53/HS73/HS93 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Precautions Warning on power connections • Use the supplied power cord. If you use a different power cord, be sure that it is compatible with your local power supply. For the customers in the U.S.A. If you do not use the appropriate cord, this monitor will not conform to mandatory FCC standards.
Identifying parts and controls See the pages in parentheses for further details. The 1 (power) switch and the control buttons are on the lower right part of the front of the monitor. Front of the LCD display MENU Rear of the display stand 1 1 (Power) switch and indicator (pages 9, 15, 19) To turn the display on or off, press the 1 (power) switch upward.
Rear of the LCD display Open the back cover. The illustration of the back of the monitor show here is the SDM-HS53. 7 Back cover (page 8) Open this cover when you connect/disconnect cables or cords. 8 AC IN connector (page 8) Connect the power cord (supplied).
Setup Before using your monitor, check that the following items are included in your carton: • LCD display • Power cord • HD15-HD15 video signal cable • Cord strap • Utility/Instruction Manual CD-ROM (utility software for Windows/Macintosh, Operating Instructions) • Warranty card •...
Step 2: Connect the power cord With the monitor and computer switched off, first connect the power cord to the monitor, then connect it to a power outlet. to AC IN to a power outlet power cord (supplied) The illustration of the back of the monitor show here is that of the SDM-HS53.
Step 4: Turn on the monitor and computer Press the 1 (power) switch upward. The 1 (power) indicator of the monitor lights up in green. Turn on the computer. The installation of your monitor is complete. If necessary, use the monitor’s controls to adjust the picture.
Customizing Your Monitor Before making adjustments Connect the monitor and the computer, and turn them on. Wait for at least 30 minutes before making adjustments for the best result. You can make numerous adjustments to your monitor using the on-screen menu. Adjusting to the desired brightness Pressing the...
Adjusting the picture’s sharpness and centering (SCREEN) x Automatic picture quality adjustment function When the monitor receives an input signal, it automatically adjusts the picture’s position and sharpness (phase/pitch), and ensures that a clear picture appears on the screen (page 15). Note While the automatic picture quality adjustment function is activated, only the 1 (power) switch will operate.
x Adjust the picture’s position manually (H CENTER/V CENTER) If the picture is not in the center of the screen, adjust the picture’s centering as follows. Load the Utility Disk. Start the Utility Disk and display the test pattern. For Windows Click [Utility] t [Windows]/[Win Utility.exe].
Changing the gamma setting (GAMMA) You can associate the picture’s color shade on the screen with the picture’s original color shade. Press the MENU button. The main menu appears on the screen. Press the M/m buttons to select press the OK button. The GAMMA menu appears on the screen.
Technical Features Power saving function This monitor meets the power-saving guidelines set by VESA, NERGY TAR, and NUTEK. If the monitor is connected to a computer or video graphics board that is DPMS (Display Power Management Signaling) compliant, the monitor will automatically reduce power consumption as shown below.
Troubleshooting Before contacting technical support, refer to this section. On-screen messages If there is something wrong with the input signal, one of the following messages appears on the screen. To solve the problem, see “Trouble symptoms and remedies” on page 17. If OUT OF SCAN RANGE appears on the screen This indicates that the input signal is not supported by the monitor’s specifications.
Vertical: 48 – 75 Hz • If you replaced an old monitor with this monitor, reconnect the old monitor and do the following. Select “SONY” from the “Manufacturers” list and select “SDM-HS53,” “SDM-HS73” or “SDM-HS93” from the “Models” list in the Windows device selection screen.
• Adjust the color temperature (page 13). • If the menu lock is set to ON, set it to OFF (page 14). If any problem persists, call your authorized Sony dealer and give the following information: • Model name: SDM-HS53 or SDM-HS73 or SDM-HS93 •...
Count the number of seconds between orange flashes of the 1 (power) indicator and inform your authorized Sony dealer of the monitor’s condition. Be sure to note the model name and serial number of your monitor. Also note the make and model of your computer and graphics board.