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Acer G196HQL User Manual

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Acer LCD Monitor
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  • Page 1 Acer LCD Monitor User 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: Safety Instructions

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

    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. Safe listening To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
  • Page 5: Product Servicing

    • Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where people will walk on the cord. • If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
  • Page 6: Potentially Explosive Environments

    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: Lcd Pixel Statement

    LCD pixel statement The LCD unit is produced with high-precision manufacturing techniques. Nevertheless, some pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or red dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. This product has been shipped enabled for power management: •...
  • Page 8: 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 9: Declaration Of Conformity

    Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi New Taipei City 221, Taiwan Declaration of Conformity Acer Incorporated Acer Italy s.r.l Product: LCD Monitor Trade Name: Acer Model Number: G196HQL SKU Number: G196HQL xxxxxx (“x” = 0~9, a ~ z, A ~ Z, or blank)
  • Page 10: Federal Communications Commission Declaration Of Conformity

    Acer America Corporation Tel : Fax : Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity Product: LCD Monitor G196HQL G196HQL xxxxxx...
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    15-pin color display signal cable 24-pin color display signal cable 19-pin color display signal cable Standard timing table Installation Users controls Panel controls Using the Shortcut Menu Acer eColor Management Operation instructions Features and benefits Using the OSD Menus Picture Menu OSD Menu...
  • Page 12 Setting Menu Information Menu Troubleshooting VGA Mode DVI/HDMI mode (Optional)
  • Page 13: Unpacking

    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 guide Quick start guide HDMI cable D-sub cable AC Power cord (Optional)
  • Page 14: Attaching The Base (For Selected Models)

    Attaching the base (for selected models) 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. Attach the monitor stand arm to the base. Ensure that the base is locked onto the monitor stand arm.
  • Page 15: Screen Position Adjustment

    Screen position adjustment To optimize the viewing position, you can adjust the monitor tilt, using both of your hands to hold the edges of the monitor. The monitor can be adjusted to 15 degrees up or 5 degrees down. Connecting the adapter and AC Power cord •...
  • Page 16: Display Data Channel (Ddc)

    Display Data Channel (DDC) To make installation easier, so long as your system supports the DDC protocol, the monitor is able to plug-and-play. The DDC is a communication protocol through which the monitor automatically informs the host system about its capabilities; for example, supported resolutions and corresponding timing.
  • Page 17: 24-Pin Color Display Signal Cable

    24-pin color display signal cable PIN No. Description PIN No. Description TMDS data 2- TMDS data 2+ +5 V power TMDS data 2/4 shield GND (return for +5 V hsync.vsync) Hot-plug detection TMDS data 0- DDC clock TMDS data 0+ DDC data TMDS data 0/5 shield TMDS data 1-...
  • Page 18: Standard Timing Table

    Standard timing table 1 G H Q W L ) 9 9 9 9 Mode Resolution@Refresh Rate 640x480@60Hz 640x480@72Hz 640x480@75Hz 640x480@66.66Hz VESA 720x400@70Hz 800x600@56Hz 800x600@60Hz SVGA 800x600@72Hz 800x600@75Hz 832x624@74.55Hz 1024x768@60Hz 1024x768@70Hz 1024x768@75Hz VESA 1280x720@60Hz 1280x800@60Hz WXGA 1360x768@60Hz...
  • Page 20: Installation

    Installation To install the monitor on your host system, please follow the steps below: Steps Connect the video cable a Make sure both the monitor and computer are switched off. b Connect the VGA video cable to the computer. c Connect the digital cable (1) Make sure both the monitor and computer are switched off.
  • Page 21: Users Controls

    Auto Adjustment function and the monitor will automatically optimize the display position, focus, and clock of your display. Empowering Key Press this button to open the Acer eColor Management OSD and access the scenario modes.
  • Page 22: Using The Shortcut Menu

    (Optional, only Dual-Input Model or HDMI-Input Model) Acer eColor Management Operation instructions 1 Press the Empowering Key to open the Acer eColor Management OSD menu and access the scenario modes. mpowering Technology User...
  • Page 23: Features And Benefits

    Features and benefits Icon Mode type Description User mode User-defined. Settings can be fine-tuned to suit any situation. ECO mode Adjusts the settings to reduce power consumption. Standard mode Default settings. Reflects native display capability. Graphic mode Enhances colors and emphasizes fine detail. Pictures and photographs appear in vibrant colors with sharp detail.
  • Page 24: Picture Menu

    Picture and press the Menu button to enter the Picture menu. The following options are available in the Picture menu: Acer ecolor Management, Brightness, Contrast, H. Position, V. Position, Focus, Clock, Colour Temp, and Auto Config. <...
  • Page 25: Osd Menu

    OSD Menu The OSD menu is used for adjusting the OSD timeout setting. OSD Timeout Exit 1 Press the Menu button to bring up the OSD menu. < > 2 Press the button to select OSD and press the Menu button to enter the OSD menu.
  • Page 26: Information Menu

    1 Press the Menu button to bring up the OSD menu. < > 2 Press the button to select Setting and press the Menu button to enter the Setting menu. The following options are available in the Setting menu: Wide Mode, DDC/CI, ACM, Input, Language, and Reset.
  • 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 Remedy No picture visible Blue Using the OSD menu, adjust brightness and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings.
  • Page 28: Dvi/Hdmi Mode (Optional)

    DVI/HDMI mode (Optional) Problem LED status Remedy No picture visible Blue Using the OSD menu, 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. Blinking Blue Check if the video signal cable is properly connected at the back of monitor.

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