Acer X203H User Manual

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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 many devices.
  • 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

    ® Acer’s ENERGY STAR qualified products save you money by reducing energy costs and helps protect the environment without sacrificing features or performance. Acer is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR mark. What is ENERGY STAR?
  • Page 8: Tips And Information For Comfortable Use

    Acer ENERGY STAR qualified products: •Produce less heat and reduce cooling loads, and warmer climates. •Automatically go into “display sleep” and “computer sleep” mode after 15 and 30 minute of inactivity respectively. •Wake the monitor when it is in Active Off mode , move the mouse or press any keyboard key.
  • 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 •...
  • Page 10: Declaration Of Conformity

    E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw Hereby declare that: Product: 20”W LCD Monitor Trade Name: Acer or eMachines or Gateway or packard bell Model Number: X X X X X203H SKU Number: X203H Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements.
  • Page 11: Federal Communications Commission Declaration Of Conformity

    Name of responsible party: Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: 20"W LCD Monitor X203H X203H xxxx (x can be 0-9, 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 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 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 DVI cable (only dual- D-sub cable AC power cord input models)
  • Page 16: Attaching/Removing The Base

    Attaching/removing the base Attaching: Align the release button on the bottom of the monitor with the corresponding slots on the bottom of the base. Screen position adjustment To optimize the viewing position, you can adjust the monitor tilt by using both of your hands to hold the edges of the monitor as shown below.
  • Page 17: 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 18: 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 19 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 PIN No. Description +5 V power GND (return for +5 V hsync.vsync) Hot-plug detection TMDS data 0- TMDS data 0+...
  • Page 20: Standard Timing Table

    Standard timing table M ode VESA SVGA SVGA SVGA SVGA VESA VESA SXGA SXGA VESA WXGA WXGA WXGA+ 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 66.66 720x400 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600 832 x 624 74.55...
  • Page 21: Installation

    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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 and run Auto Adjust.
  • Page 25 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: 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 28: Dvi Mode

    DVI 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. Check if the video signal cable is properly connected at the back of monitor.