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  • Page 1 Reproduction of this document or portions thereof without prior written approval of NECCSD is prohibited. NEC and PowerMate are registered trademarks of NEC Corporation, used under license; C400 and C500 are trademarks of NEC Technologies, Inc.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents About this guide ................v Who should use this guide?...............v How should I use this guide? ............v What about text conventions? ............vi Setting up your monitor.............. 1 Check the carton contents..............2 Attach the stand................2 Get acquainted..................4 Connect the monitor .................6 Looking at features ..............
  • Page 3 How to adjust your monitor ............19 Contrast control ............... 19 Brightness control ..............19 Horizontal size control ............. 20 Vertical size control ..............21 Horizontal position control............22 Vertical position control............23 Pincushion control..............24 Trapezoid control..............25 Red gain control............... 26 Green gain control..............
  • Page 4: About This Guide

    About this guide This guide describes how to set up and use your new NEC C Series monitor. Who should use this guide? We’ve written this guide for anyone who wants to learn about using the NEC C Series monitor.
  • Page 5: What About Text Conventions

    What about text conventions? This guide uses the following text conventions. Warnings, cautions, and notes have the following meanings: WARNING Warnings alert you to situations that could result in serious personal injury or loss of life. CAUTION Cautions indicate situations that can damage the hardware or software.
  • Page 6: Setting Up Your Monitor

    Setting up your monitor Your NEC C Series color monitor is easy to set up. See the following sections to: check out the items that come in the carton attach the monitor stand to the monitor get acquainted with the features on the front and rear of the monitor connect the monitor to your computer.
  • Page 7 Attach the stand Your NEC C Series monitor comes with a stand that allows you to adjust the monitor horizontally and vertically for optimum viewing. Use the following steps to attach the stand to the monitor.
  • Page 8 Align the hooks on the stand with the hook slots in the base of the monitor (see the following figure). Be sure the arrow on the stand is pointing towards the front of the monitor. Insert the hooks into the slots and slide the stand towards the front of the monitor until the stand locks in place.
  • Page 9: Get Acquainted

    Get acquainted You can find features on the front of the monitor for powering on and adjusting the video image. Additional control buttons are located behind the front panel door. Locating front features 4 Setting up your monitor...
  • Page 10 The following figure shows the location of the power cable socket and signal cable connector on the rear of the monitor. Locating rear features Setting up your monitor 5...
  • Page 11: Connect The Monitor

    Connect the monitor Your NEC C Series monitor has a signal cable and a power cable that need to be connected to your computer and a power source. Use the following steps to connect the signal and power cables. Note: See the documentation that comes with your computer to locate the monitor connector on the computer.
  • Page 12 Connecting the signal and power cables Press the power button on your monitor. Power on your computer. Setting up your monitor 7...
  • Page 13: Looking At Features

    Looking at features Your NEC C Series monitor includes a host of features that enhance performance, ensure your comfort, save power, and let you maximize your multimedia applications. Just plug your monitor into a Plug and Play compatible system and it’s automatically ready to provide optimal performance.
  • Page 14: Plug And Play

    Ergonomic design The NEC C Series monitor has been designed to enhance human ergonomics (human and earth conditions), which improve the working environment, protect the health of the user, and save money.
  • Page 15: Optimized Power Management

    SWEDAC (previously known as MPR, National Board for Measurement and Testing) specifies maximum recommended values of electric and magnetic fields. The NEC C Series monitor conforms to SWEDAC’s MPR 1990:8 (MPR II) methods, which is one of the most restrictive guidelines in the world.
  • Page 16: Multiple Frequency Technology

    Multiple frequency technology Multiple frequency technology automatically adjusts the monitor to the display card’s scanning frequency, displaying the resolution you desire. Increased refresh rates at all resolutions provide a flicker-free image which is easier on your eyes and extends your viewing time. Depending on the system used, a wide range of graphics standards is supported by the monitor: 640 x 480 —...
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Monitor

    Adjusting the monitor Your NEC C Series monitor features On-Screen Display (OSD) controls for adjusting monitor settings. On-Screen Display controls make the monitor easier to use by providing an on-screen control menu. A touch of the front controls turns on the OSD, allowing you to move through a menu and adjust settings.
  • Page 18: Access The On-Screen Display

    OSD controls let you adjust the following settings: horizontal and vertical position horizontal and vertical size a convex or concave screen trapezoid screen shape color saturation and balance. You can also use OSD controls to: return to factory-state settings degauss (demagnetize) the monitor. In addition, two manual controls on the front of the monitor allow you to adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor screen.
  • Page 19: Control Panel Buttons

    Control panel buttons To use control panel buttons, monitor and computer power must be on. See the following figure to locate the monitor control panel buttons. Locating control panel buttons Note: The power lamp shows the operating state of the monitor. When the lamp is red, the monitor is on, but it is not getting a signal (either because the signal cable is not connected or the computer is not on).
  • Page 20: On-Screen Display

    On-Screen Display The On-Screen Display consists of an OSD status display and an OSD control menu. The OSD status display shows the horizontal and vertical frequency and synchronization polarities of the monitor. The status display also shows the type of display. The OSD status display looks like the following when you bring it up.
  • Page 21: Use The On-Screen Display

    Use the On-Screen Display To use the OSD, you need to know how to do the following procedures: bring-up the OSD status display bring up the OSD control menu move through the control menu adjust monitor settings save new settings reset the OSD control menu to the factory set settings exit the OSD control menu and the On-Screen Display program.
  • Page 22: The Control Menu

    The control menu Here’s a quick preview of the control menu buttons you’ll use to adjust monitor settings. Go to the following sections for procedures on setting individual settings. MENU button Opens or exits the control menu. Saves settings on exit. SELECT button Advances through and selects a control icon.
  • Page 23: How To Adjust Your Monitor

    How to adjust your monitor Here are procedures for using the contrast and brightness controls and the OSD control menu to adjust your monitor. Contrast control The contrast control on the front of the monitor adjusts the image brightness in relation to the background. Rotate the control counterclockwise to make the screen darker, clockwise to make the screen lighter.
  • Page 24: Horizontal Size Control

    Horizontal size control Use the OSD control panel and the horizontal size icon to adjust the horizontal size of your screen. Horizontal size icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the horizontal size icon is highlighted.
  • Page 25: Vertical Size Control

    Vertical size control Use the OSD control panel and the vertical size icon to adjust the vertical size of your screen. Vertical size icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the vertical size icon is highlighted.
  • Page 26: Horizontal Position Control

    Horizontal position control Use the OSD control panel and the horizontal position icon to adjust the horizontal position of your screen. Horizontal position icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the horizontal position icon is highlighted.
  • Page 27: Vertical Position Control

    Vertical position control Use the OSD control panel and the vertical position icon to adjust the vertical position of your screen. Vertical position icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the vertical position icon is highlighted.
  • Page 28: Pincushion Control

    Pincushion control Use the OSD control panel and the pincushion control icon to adjust the screen for concave or convex sides. Pincushion icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the pincushion icon is highlighted.
  • Page 29: Trapezoid Control

    Trapezoid control Use the OSD control panel and the trapezoid control icon to make the screen narrower or wider at the top or bottom. Trapezoid icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the trapezoid icon is highlighted.
  • Page 30: Red Gain Control

    Red gain control Use the OSD control panel and the red gain icon to adjust the red color gain of your screen. Red gain icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the red gain icon is highlighted. Press ADJUST to decrease or increase the...
  • Page 31: Green Gain Control

    Green gain control Use the OSD control panel and the green gain icon to adjust the green color gain of your screen. Green gain icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the green gain icon is highlighted.
  • Page 32: Color Switch Control

    Color switch control Use the OSD control panel and the color switch control icon to select the factory preset color values or to select user set color values. Color switch icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT until the color switch icon is...
  • Page 33: Degauss

    Degauss Use the OSD control panel and the degauss icon to degauss the monitor. Degaussing eliminates stray magnetic fields. Degauss icon Press MENU twice to bring up the OSD control panel. Press SELECT to highlight the degauss control icon. Press ADJUST to degauss the monitor.
  • Page 34: Reset

    Reset Use the “RECALL” settings to reset all the monitor settings to their factory state. Press and hold down the MENU button. Press SELECT to change all settings back to their factory- set state. Release the buttons. 30 Adjusting the monitor...
  • Page 35: Solving Problems

    Solving problems Once in a while you may encounter a minor problem with your monitor. The problem is often one you can solve yourself. If you encounter a problem, look through this section to: solve minor problems get help when you need it. Solving problems 31...
  • Page 36: Solving Common Problems

    Solving common problems Look here to match your problem and find the possible cause and solution. Note: When trying to solve a problem, note what your system was doing when the problem occurred and what you tried to do to correct the problem. This information is helpful if you need to call for help.
  • Page 37 There is constant movement on the screen A magnetic field is affecting your monitor. Move any devices (fan, motor, another monitor) that generate magnetic fields away from your monitor. If possible, position the monitor to face east. The screen display is fuzzy or flickering, graphics characters or garbage appears on the screen Check that the video refresh rate and video driver are correct.
  • Page 38: Getting Help

    Note: See the warranty card that comes with your NEC C Series monitor for a complete list of services and support available to you. Before calling for help, have ready: your monitor name (NEC C400™ or NEC C500™)
  • Page 39: Working Safely

    Working safely One of the most important considerations when setting up and using your monitor is working safely. If you follow the precautions in this section, you can prolong the life of your monitor and optimize its performance. More importantly, you can preserve your own health and ensure your safety.
  • Page 40: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions WARNING For safety and optimum performance, please note the following when setting up and using the NEC C Series monitor. DO NOT OPEN THE MONITOR . There are no user serviceable parts inside and opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous shock hazards or other risks.
  • Page 41 Do not place this product on a sloping or unstable cart, stand, or table, as the monitor may fall, causing serious damage to the monitor. Keep the monitor away from high capacity transformers, electric motors and other devices such as external speakers or fans, which may create strong magnetic fields.
  • Page 42: Setting Up A Healthy Work Environment

    Setting up a healthy work environment Correct placement and adjustment of the monitor can reduce eye, shoulder and neck fatigue. Check the following when you position the monitor: Adjust the monitor height so that the top of the screen is at or slightly below eye level.
  • Page 43: Monitor Specifications

    Monitor specifications Look through these specifications for detailed information about the characteristics and capabilities of your NEC C Series monitor. Monitor specifications 39...
  • Page 44 FEATURE SPECIFICATION NOTES Model Number JC-14W1VMA C400 JC-15W1VMA C500 Picture Tube C400 Polished, non-glare CRT, 90 14.0 inch Diagonal deflection, 0.28 mm trio dot 13.0 inch Viewable Image Size pitch, dot-type black matrix, C500 medium-short persistence 15.0 inch Diagonal phosphor, anti-static coating. 13.8 inch Viewable Image Size Input Signal...
  • Page 45 FEATURE SPECIFICATION NOTES 85 MHz Maximum Video Bandwidth Active Display Area (Factory Setting) 250 x 187 mm Dependent upon signal C400 9.8 x 7.4 inches timing used; does not include 270 x 204 mm border area. C500 10.6 x 8.0 inches Active Display Area (Full Scan) 274 x 204 mm...
  • Page 46: Index

    Index Adjustment bar, 16 Energy Star, 11 EPA, 11 Ergonomics, 10, 38 Brightness control, 19, 38 Factory state resetting, 30 Carton contents, 2 Color management, 10 Color switch control, 28 Green gain control, 27 Contrast control, 19, 38 Control panel buttons, 15 Controls Help, 34 brightness, 19...
  • Page 47 MPR, 11 Multiple frequency technology, 10, 12 TCO, 10 Telephone support, 34 Trapezoid control, 25 National Board for Measurement and Troubleshooting, 31 Testing, 11 NUTEK, 11 Vertical position control, 23 Vertical size control, 21 On-Screen Display, 16, 17 Working safely, 35 Picture tube, 40 Pincushion control, 24 Plug and Play, 10...
  • Page 48 (For United States Use Only) FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 49 (For Canadian Use Only) This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference- Causing Equipment regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouiller du Canada. C-UL Bears the C-UL Mark and is in compliance with Canadian Safety Regulations according to C.S.A.

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