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Acer LCD Monitor
User's Guide

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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

    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 http://www.acer‐group.com/public/Sustainability/  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. Tips and information for comfortable use Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use.
  • 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 11: Federal Communications Commission

    Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St., San Jose Suite 1500 CA 95110, U. S. A. Tel : 254-298-4000 Fax : 254-298-4147 www.acer.com Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 12 Unpacking 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...
  • Page 13 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 Quick start guide Audio Cable (Option) LCD monitor D-sub cable (Option) AC power cord...
  • Page 14: Attaching The Base

    Attaching the Base -------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Remove: Reverse the steps to remove 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 15: 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 16: Connector Pin Assignment

    Connector pin assignment 15-pin color display signal cable PIN No. Description PIN No. Description +5 V Green Logic ground Blue Monitor ground Monitor ground DDC-serial data DDC-return H-sync R-ground V-sync G-ground DDC-serial clock B-ground...
  • Page 17 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 Mode Resolution 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 640 x 480 66.6 VESA 720 x 400 SVGA 800 x 600 SVGA 800 x 600 SVGA 800 x 600 SVGA 800 x 600 832 x 624 74.5 1024 x 768 1024 x 768...
  • Page 19 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 21: Operation Instructions

    Acer eColor Management Operation instructions Step 1: Press “ “ Key to open the Acer eColor Management OSD and access the scenario modes Step 2: Press “ “ or “ ” to select the mode Step 3: Press “ AUTO “ Key to confirm the mode and exit the eColor menu.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Osd Settings

    Adjusting the OSD settings -------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary. The OSD can be used for adjusting the settings of your LCD Monitor. Press the MENU key to open the OSD. You can use the OSD to adjust the picture quality, OSD position and general settings.
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Osd Position

    Adjusting the OSD position 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the directional keys, select OSD from the on screen display. Then navigate to the feature you wish to adjust. EN-16...
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Setting

    Adjusting the setting 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the keys, select Setting from the OSD. Then navigate to the feature you wish to adjust. 3 The Setting menu can be used to adjust the screen Menu Language and other important settings.
  • Page 25: Product Information

    Product information 1 Press the MENU key to bring up the OSD. 2 Using the keys, select Information from the OSD. Then the basic information of LCD monitor will show up for current input. EN-18...
  • Page 26: 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, adjust brightness and contrast to maximum or reset to their default settings.
  • Page 27: Dvi Mode

    DVI mode Problem LED status Remedy No picture visible Blue 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. Amber Check if the video signal cable is properly connected at the back of...

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