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1997 Compaq Computer Corporation.
All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.
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User's Guide
Compaq V55 Color Monitor
First Edition (November 1997)
Part Number 308012-001
Compaq Computer Corporation


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  • Page 1 Compaq Computer Corporation. 1997 Compaq Computer Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Compaq, Deskpro, and QVision are registered in the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, Windows NT, and other names of Microsoft products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 2: Product Features

    NGLISH Introduction The Compaq V55 Color Monitor is a microprocessor-based, intelligent scanning monitor that automatically locks in on the most common display modes. This monitor operates most efficiently when used with a Compaq compatible graphics controller. Product Features The monitor features include the following: 15-inch CRT with a 13.7-inch (34.7 cm) diagonal viewable...
  • Page 3 Compaq World Wide Web site ( If the updated Universal Driver Manager that supports the Compaq monitor is not available on the Web site, contact your authorized Compaq dealer or reseller. You can order the Support Software CD for Compaq Desktop, Portable, and Workstation Products.
  • Page 4 Customer Support worldwide telephone numbers, refer to book 8, Contacting Compaq Customer Support. If you call Compaq to place an order, be sure to have the serial number of your monitor available. The serial number is located on the front base of your monitor. This number is necessary for all purchases.
  • Page 5: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the To set up the monitor, ensure that the power is turned off to the monitor, computer system, and other attached devices, then Monitor follow these steps: 1. Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near your computer. 2.
  • Page 6 CAUTION: This USB connector is not designed for use with high speed USB devices such as a video camera, scanner, etc. Compaq recommends connecting high speed devices directly to the computer. These USB connectors operate as a pass-through system. Your computer must have a USB host controller installed for any USB-connected devices to operate.
  • Page 7: Operating The Monitor

    Operating the Monitor Front Panel Controls No./Icon Control Function Horizontal Position Moves screen left or right. Vertical Position Moves screen up or down. Horizontal Size Adjusts the horizontal screen width. Vertical Size Adjusts the vertical screen height. Minus Controls degree of adjustment to functions. Plus Controls degree of adjustment to functions.
  • Page 8 Front Panel Controls Continued No./Icon Control Function Contrast Adjusts screen contrast. Power LED 1. Green indicates monitor is turned on. 2. Amber indicates energy saver levels. Power switch Turns the monitor on and off. Setting Contrast and Brightness controls to their maximum settings may cause the screen to appear out of focus.
  • Page 9 Dual Function Controls Some controls have dual functions and, when pressed in pairs, will adjust alternate screen functions. The following table identifies which controls to press together to adjust a particular function. Dual Function Controls Icon Control Function Parallelogram Corrects a display that is leaning left or right. V-linearity Corrects a compressed display look at the top or bottom of the screen.
  • Page 10: Adjusting The Monitor Screen

    Adjusting the Allow the monitor to warm up for 30 minutes before performing the following procedures. The screen image Monitor Screen stabilizes after a warm-up period. Optimizing Contrast For best results, set your screen to a dark background (such as the DOS prompt) before adjusting the following settings: Set the brightness and contrast controls to their lowest settings.
  • Page 11 The video controller signal may occasionally call for a mode that is not preset if: You are not using a compatible Compaq graphics adapter. You are not using a preset mode. If this occurs, you may need to readjust the parameters of the monitor screen by using the controls on the front panel.
  • Page 12: Energy Saver Feature

    Energy Saver The energy saver feature has three different modes of operation: Feature Full power mode Suspend mode Sleep mode By selecting settings in the computer's Energy Saver utility, you determine the length of inactivity before the monitor goes into suspend or sleep mode.
  • Page 13: Care And Maintenance

    Care and This section explains how to care for and maintain your Compaq monitor during normal everyday use. Maintenance Protecting the Monitor To protect your monitor from overheating and other types of damage, follow these suggestions: Use only a power source and connection appropriate for this monitor, as indicated on the marking label/back plate.
  • Page 14 If the monitor is not operating properly or has been dropped or damaged, contact your Compaq authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider. Cleaning the Monitor To clean the monitor, follow these steps: Turn off the monitor and the computer.
  • Page 15: Federal Communications Commission Notice

    Modifications The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Compaq Computer Corporation may void the user's authority to operate the equipment. Cables Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.
  • Page 16 Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. German Ergonomics Notice Compaq Computers, when tested with the Compaq 612 Series monitors, were evaluated and found compliant to the requirements of ZH 1/618 (German Safety Regulations for Display Work Places in the Office Sector) in the Text Mode (720 ×...
  • Page 17 European Notice Products with the CE Marking comply with both the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European norms: EN55022 (CISPR 22) - Radio Frequency Interference EN50082-1 (IEC801-2, IEC801-3, IEC801-4) - Electromagnetic Immunity EN60950 (IEC950) - Product Safety...
  • Page 18: Specifications

    PECIFICATIONS Compaq V55 Color Monitor Display 15-in FS CRT 38.1 cm Viewable Image Size (diagonal) 13.7-in 34.7 cm Screen Treatment Silica antiglare/antistatic coating Approximate Weight (Unpacked) 27.9 lb 12.7 kg Maximum Dimensions Width 14.6-in 36.9 cm Depth 15.6-in 39.3 cm Height 17.1-in...
  • Page 19: Connector Pin Assignments

    Connector Pin Assignments Signal Cable Connector Signal Red Video Green Video/Sync on Green Blue Video Ground Return Red Gnd Green Gnd Blue Gnd Reserved (No Pin) Sync Gnd Ground Bidirectional Data (SDA) H-Sync V-Sync24 Data Clock (SCL) DDC Signals Color Display Values CIE* Chromaticity Coordinates 0.620 0.350...
  • Page 20: Power Cord Set Requirements

    Power cord sets must meet the requirements of the country where you use the monitor. For more information on power cord set requirements, contact your Compaq authorized dealer, reseller or service provider. General Requirements The requirements listed below are applicable to all countries: 1.
  • Page 21: Country-specific Requirements

    Country-Specific Requirements Power Cord Set Requirements: By Country Accredited Applicable Note Country Agency Numbers Australia EANSW Austria Belgium CEBC Canada Denmark DEMKO Finland FIMKO France Germany Italy Japan MITI The Netherlands KEMA Norway NEMKO Sweden SEMKO Switzerland United Kingdom United States Notes: 1.

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