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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Special notes on LCD monitors .................................................. 1
Information for your safety and comfort .................................. 2
Unpacking ................................................................................... 5
Attaching/Removing the base .................................................... 6
Screen position adjustment ........................................................ 6
Connecting the power cord ....................................................... 7
Safety precaution ....................................................................... 7
Cleaning your monitor ............................................................... 7
Power saving ............................................................................... 8
DDC .............................................................................................. 8
Connector Pin Assignment ......................................................... 9
Standard Timing Table..................................................................11
Installation.....................................................................................12
User controls..................................................................................13
Troubleshooting............................................................................19

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Special notes on LCD monitors ... 1 Information for your safety and comfort ... 2 Unpacking ... 5 Attaching/Removing the base ... 6 Screen position adjustment ... 6 Connecting the power cord ... 7 Safety precaution ... 7 Cleaning your monitor ...
  • Page 2: Special Notes On Lcd Monitors

    SPECIAL NOTES ON LCD MONITORS The following symptoms are normal with LCD monitor and do not indicate a problem. NOTES 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 3: Information For Your Safety And Comfort

    Information for your safety and comfort Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. CAUTION for 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.
  • Page 4: Product Servicing

    Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service person- nel when: •...
  • Page 5: Taking Care Of Your Vision

    Warning! We do not recommend using the product on a couch or bed. If this is unavoidable, work for only short periods, take breaks regularly, and do some stretching exercises. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more information and help in recycling, please visit the following websites: Worldwide: http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability04.htm EN-4...
  • Page 6: Unpacking

    UNPAC KI NG Please check the following items are present when you unpack the box, and save the packing materials in case you will need to ship or transport the monitor in future. HDMI Cabel 3D Glasses LCD Monitor (Optional) AC Power Cord D-Sub Cable DVI Cable...
  • Page 7: Attaching/Removing The Base

    Attaching / Removing the Base -------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: Remove the monitor and monitor base from its packaging. Carefully place the monitor face-down on a stable surface -- use a cloth to avoid scratching the screen. In stal l: Align the release button on the bottom of the monitor with the corresponding slots on the bottom of the base.
  • Page 8: 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. This monitor has a universal power supply that allows operation in either 100/120V AC or 220/240 V AC voltage area. No user-adjustment is required. Plug one end of the power cord to the AC Inlet, plug another end to a proper AC outlet.
  • Page 9: Power Saving

    Power saving The monitor will be driven into Power Saving” mode by the control signal from the display controller, as indicated by the amber-color power LED. P o w e r S a v in g The power saving states will be kept until a control signal has been detected or the keyboard or mouse is activated.
  • Page 10: Connector Pin Assignment

    CONNECTOR PIN ASSIGNMENT 15-Pin Color Display Signal Cable PIN NO. DESCRIPTION Monitor Ground Self Test R-Ground G-Ground B-Ground PIN NO. Green Blue EN-9 DESCRIPTION Logic Ground Monitor Ground DDC-Serial Data H-Sync V-Sync DDC-Serial Clock...
  • Page 11 24-Pin Color Display Signal Cable* TMDS Data2- TMDS Data2+ TMDS Data GND TMDS Date 4- TMDS Date 4+ DDC Clock DDC Data TMDS Data1- TMDS Data1+ TMDS Data GND TMDS Date 3- 19-Pin color display signal cable* TMDS Data2+ TMDS Data2 Shield TMDS Data2–...
  • Page 12: Standard Timing Table

    Standard Timing Table Mode VESA SVGA SVGA VESA WXGA SXGA WXGA+ UXGA UXGA UXGA UXGA * Modes that require a dual link DVI cable and compatible graphic card. HDMI 3DTiming Table Mode Resolution 640x480 640x480 66.66 720x400 800x600 800x600 1024x768 1024x768 1152x864 1280x800...
  • Page 13: Installation

    INSTALLATION To install the monitor to your host system, please follow the steps as given below: Steps 1. 1-1 Connect Video Cable a. Make sure both the monitor and computer are powered-OFF. b. Connect the VGA video cable to the computer. Connect Digital Cable (Only Dual-Input Model) a.
  • Page 14: User Controls

    Press the function button to open the shortcut menu. The shortcut menu lets you quickly select the most commonly accessed settings. Empowering: Press the Empowering Key to open the Acer eColor Management OSD and access the scenario modes. AUTO Auto Adjust: Press this button to activate the Auto Adjustment function.
  • Page 15: Operation Instructions

    Acer eColor Management Operation instructions Step 1: Press “ “ Key to open the Acer eColor Management OSD and access the scenario modes Step 2: Press “ “ or “ Step 3: Press “ Adjust/Exit “ Key to confirm the mode and run Auto Adjust.
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Osd Settings

    Adjusting the OSD settings -------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary. The OSD can be used for adjusting the settings of your LCD Monitor. Press the MENU key to open the OSD. You can use the OSD to adjust the picture quality, OSD Timeout and general settings.
  • Page 17 Adjusting the OSD Timeout 3D Notification 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the directional keys, select OSD from the on screen display. Then navigate to the feature you wish to adjust. EN-16...
  • Page 18: Adjusting The Setting

    Adjusting the setting Setting wide Mode DDC/CI Input Language IR Mode Reset 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the keys, select the feature you wish to adjust. Use the 3 The Setting menu can be used to adjust the screen Menu Language and other important settings.
  • Page 19: Product Information

    Product information 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the keys, select Information from the OSD. Then the basic information of LCD monitor will show up for current input. EN-18...
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before sending your LCD monitor for servicing, please check the trouble- shooting list below to see if you can self-diagnose the problem. (VGA Mode) Problems C urrent Status Remedy LED ON LED OFF No Picture LED displays amber color Unstable Picture Display is...
  • Page 21 (DVI Mode) Prob lems Curren t Status Remed y LED ON LED OFF No Picture LED displays amber color (HDMI Mode) Problems Current Status Monitor LED ON No 3D effect After checking the items above Glasses not Monitor LED ON working ·...
  • Page 22: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai, E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw 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 23: Federal Communications Commission

    Address of Responsible Party: 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 U. S. A. Contact Person: Phone No.: Fax No.: LCD Monitor Acer GN245HQ GN245HQ xxxxxx (“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, A ~ Z or Blank) Acer America Corporation Acer Representative 254-298-4000 254-298-4147...
  • Page 24 3D Monitor User Guide...
  • Page 25 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Incorporated. Model number: __________________________________...
  • Page 26: Information For Your Safety And Comfort

    Information for your safety and comfort The content in this guide supplements the safety and comfort information contained in the user documentation that came with your computer. Safety requirements Do not wear the wireless glasses in any situation that requires normal visual perception.
  • Page 27: Warning About Seizures

    Warning about seizures SOME LIGHT PATTERNS MAY INDUCE SEIZURES IN PERSONS WITH NO PRIOR HISTORY OF EPILEPSY. DISCONTINUE STEREOSCOPIC 3D USE IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE VIEWING STEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGES: • Involuntary movements or eye or muscle twitching •...
  • Page 28: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury.
  • Page 29 Eyes • Rest your eyes frequently. • Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor and focusing on a distant point. • Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out. Display • Keep your display clean. •...
  • Page 30 Information for your safety and comfort Safety requirements Warning about Epilepsy Warning about seizures Tips and information for comfortable use Introducing 3D technology Wireless glasses Charging the glasses Using the glasses Changing the nose piece Hardware Installation Setting up 3D Vision (Dual DVI to PC) Connecting the display Setting up HDMI 3D Frequently asked questions...
  • Page 31: Introducing 3D Technology

    Introducing 3D technology The Acer 3D monitor you have purchased supports NVIDIA 3D Vision technology to deliver a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience. And, with the use of high-tech wireless glasses, the 3D Vision kit transforms hundreds of PC games and digital photographs into an eye-popping interactive experience.
  • Page 32: Using The Glasses

    If you are charging the wireless glasses by connecting them to your PC using a USB cable, make sure your PC does not go into power save mode. When your PC goes into power save mode, the wireless glasses are no longer charging. To fix this, disable any power-saving options on your PC under the Windows Control Panel.
  • Page 33: Hardware Installation

    Hardware Installation Setting up 3D Vision (Dual DVI to PC) Connecting the display Connect your 3D Vision Ready display to your NVIDIA graphics card. Use the dual-link DVI-to-DVI cable supplied with the display. Note: Connect ONLY the display now. The driver and software must be installed prior to connecting the USB IR Emitter.
  • Page 34 Note: LCD monitors with built-in IR Emitters do not require additional USB connectors from the PC to the monitor. IR Emitter USB DVI 3D LCD DO NOT MAKE THIS CONNECTION UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO BY THE INSTALL WIZARD USB Cable Dual Link DVI cable (supplied with the display)
  • Page 35: Setting Up Hdmi 3D

    Setting up HDMI 3D Connect your Acer 3D monitor to your HDMI compatible PC or Blu-ray player. Note: Compatible graphic cards include: NVIDIA GT300 Series, NVIDIA GTX400 Series, For more information, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-requirements.html HDMI 3D LCD HDMI HDMI cable...
  • Page 36: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions NVIDIA provides an online knowledge-base system with answers to most common questions, available 24x7x365. You can also use it to submit questions online to our technical support staff. For more details please visit www.nvidia.com/3dvision/support. Note: Questions may only be submitted in English. NVIDIA recommends you register your wireless glasses for support at www.nvidia.com/3dvision/register.
  • Page 37: Eyestrain/Headache

    • 120 Hz refresh rate for use in North America when lights are on • 110 Hz refresh rate for daytime and when lights are off • 100 Hz refresh rate for countries with 50 Hz lighting and when lights are on Once you have selected a refresh rate on the Setup Wizard screen, click Test to verify the new refresh rate which also helps reduce flickering.