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  • Page 1 Acer LCD Monitor User's Guide...
  • Page 2 Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Other companies' product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Special Notes On Lcd Monitors

    Special notes on LCD monitors The following are normal with the LCD monitor and do not indicate a problem. 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 4: Safe Listening

    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. When you need to disconnect power from the equipment, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  • Page 5: Product Servicing

    ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating. Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too •...
  • Page 6: Additional Safety Information

    We at Acer are very conscious of the environmental effects of our business and strive to identify and provide the best working procedures to reduce the environmental impact of our products.
  • Page 7: Disposal Instructions

    To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit LCD pixel statement The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques.
  • Page 8: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    viii This product has been shipped enabled for power management: Activate display’s Sleep mode within 15 minutes of user inactivity. • Activate computer’s Sleep mode within 30 minutes of user inactivity. • Wake the computer from Sleep mode by pushing the power button. •...
  • Page 9: Taking Care Of Your Vision

    Taking care of your vision Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes. The following sections provide suggestions on how to reduce eyestrain. Eyes Rest your eyes frequently.
  • Page 10: 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: And, Acer Europe SA Via Cantonale, Centro Galleria 2 6928 Manno Switzerland Hereby declare that:...
  • Page 11: Federal Communications Commission

    Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: LCD Monitor B243PHL B243PHLxxxx (x can be 0-9, a-z, A-Z or blank) Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 Acer Representative 1-254-298-4000 1-254-298-4147...
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Attaching/removing the base Screen position adjustment Connecting the power cord Power saving Display Data Channel (DDC) Connector pin assignment Standard timing table Installation User controls How to adjust a setting Acer eColor Management User Troubleshooting VGA mode DVI mode DP mode viii...
  • Page 15 Unpacking Please check that the following items are present when you unpack the box, and save the packing materials in case you need to ship or transport the monitor in the future. LCD monitor User’s guide Quick start guide D-sub cable DVI cable AC power cord (optional)
  • Page 16: Screen Position Adjustment

    Attaching/removing the base Attaching: 1) Attach the footstand to the base 2) Turn clockwise to lock. Ensure that the base in locked onto the stand. 3) Secure the base to the stand by turning the screw using the integrated tab or a suitable coin. Screen position adjustment To optimize the viewing position, you can adjust the monitor tilt,height and rotate the monitor horizontally and vertically, using both of your hands to hold the edges...
  • Page 17 b. The height of the monitor can be adjusted by 11 cm. c. The monitor can be rotated through 35 degrees in either direction in the horizontal d. The monitor can be rotated through 90 degrees in the vertical plane. 90°...
  • Page 18: 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. The monitor has a universal power supply that allows operation in either • 100/120 V AC or 220/240 V AC voltage area. No user-adjustment is required.
  • Page 19: Connector Pin Assignment

    Connector pin assignment 15-pin color display signal cable PIN No. Description Green Blue Monitor ground DDC-return R-ground G-ground B-ground PIN No. Description +5 V Logic ground Monitor ground DDC-serial data H-sync V-sync DDC-serial clock...
  • Page 20 24-pin color display signal cable PIN No. Description TMDS data 2- TMDS data 2+ TMDS data 2/4 shield DDC clock DDC data TMDS data 1- TMDS data 1+ TMDS data 1/3 shield 20-pin color display signal cable PIN No. Description Lane0(p) Lane0(n) Lane1(p)
  • Page 21: Standard Timing Table

    Standard timing table M ode 640x480 640x480 640x480 640x480 720x400 VESA 800x600 800x600 SVGA 800x600 800x600 832x624 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 1152x870 1152x864 VESA 1280x960 1280x1024 SXGA 1280x1024 1280x720 1280x768 VESA 1280x768 1280x800 WXGA 1360x768 1440x900 WXGA+ 1440x900 SXGA+ 1440x1050 UXGA 1600x1200 1680x1050 WSXGA+...
  • Page 22 Installation To install the monitor on your host system, please follow the steps below: Steps Connect the video cable Make sure both the monitor and computer are switched off. Connect the VGA video cable to the computer. Connect the digital cable (only for dual-input models). (1) Make sure both the monitor and computer are switched off.
  • Page 23: User Controls

    User controls Front panel controls Power LED: Lights up to indicate the power is turned on. Power Switch: Turn the power on or off. < / > : Press < or > to navigate to the desired function, press Enter to select the function.
  • Page 24: How To Adjust A Setting

    To exit and save, select the exit function. If you want to adjust any other function, repeat steps 2 to 4. Acer eColor Management: If "Acer eColor Management" is selected, the Acer eColor Management OSD will appear. User: If "User" is selected, the standard OSD will appear.
  • Page 25: Acer Ecolor Management

    Acer eColor Management Operation instructions • Press the Empowering Key to open the Acer eColor Management OSD and access the scenario modes. Press "<" or ">" to select the mode. Press the Auto-adjust button to confirm the mode. User mode...
  • Page 26 User Main menu menu Sub menu item icon icon Contrast Brightness Focus Clock H. Position V. Position Warm Cool User/red User/green User/blue Description Adjusts the contrast between the foreground and background of the screen image. Adjusts the background brightness of the screen image.
  • Page 27 Main menu menu Sub menu item icon icon English Deutsch Français Español Italiano 简体中文 Suomi Nederlands Русский Türkçe Polski Português H. Position V. Position OSD Timeout Input Source Wide Mode DDC/CI Information Reset Exit Description Language selection. EMEA version OSD only. Adjusts the horizontal position of the OSD.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Before sending your LCD monitor for servicing, please check the troubleshooting list below to see if you can self-diagnose the problem. VGA mode Problem LED status No picture visible Blue Amber Unstable picture Abnormal picture Image is missing, off-center, too large or too small on the screen.
  • Page 29: Dvi Mode

    DVI mode Problem LED status No picture visible Blue Amber DP mode Problem LED status No picture visible Blue Amber Remedy Using the OSD, adjust brightness and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings. Check the power switch. Check if the AC power cord is properly connected to the monitor.