HP w15e User Manual

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  • Page 1 HP w15e LCD Monitor User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Hewlett-Packard Company shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein or for incidental or...
  • Page 3: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide provides information on setting up the monitor, installing drivers, using the on-screen display menu, troubleshooting and technical specifications. WARNING! Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or loss of life.
  • Page 4 About This Guide...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Product Features HP w15e LCD Monitor ... 1 2 Safety and Maintenance Guidelines Important Safety Information ... 2 Maintenance Guidelines ... 3 Cleaning the Monitor ... 3 Shipping the Monitor ... 3 3 Setting Up the Monitor Attaching the Monitor Base ...
  • Page 6 Recognizing Preset Display Resolutions ... 20 w15e Model ... 20 Entering User Modes ... 21 Energy Saver Feature ... 21 Appendix C Agency Regulatory Notices Federal Communications Commission Notice ... 22 Modifications ... 22 Cables ... 22 Declaration of Conformity for Products Marked with the FCC Logo (United States Only) ... 22 Canadian Notice ...
  • Page 7: Product Features

    On-Screen Display (OSD) adjustments in several languages for easy setup and screen optimization ● Software and documentation available on CD or downloaded from the HP support Web site ● Energy saver feature to meet requirements for reduced power consumption ●...
  • Page 8: Safety And Maintenance Guidelines

    Damage Replacement Policy so you can replace the equipment, if surge protection fails. Use the appropriate and correctly sized furniture designed to properly support your HP LCD monitor. WARNING! LCD monitors that are inappropriately situated on dressers, bookcases, shelves, desks, speakers, chests, or carts may fall over and cause personal injury.
  • Page 9: Maintenance Guidelines

    Do not open the monitor cabinet or attempt to service this product yourself. Adjust only those controls that are covered in the operating instructions. If the monitor is not operating properly or has been dropped or damaged, contact an authorized HP dealer, reseller, or service provider. ●...
  • Page 10: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor To set up the monitor, ensure that the power is turned off to the monitor, computer system, and other attached devices, then follow the instructions below. Attaching the Monitor Base Set the base on a flat surface such as a table top. Using both hands, position the pedestal over the base and press down firmly to lock it in place.
  • Page 11: Rear Components

    Rear Components Figure 3-2 Rear Components Component AC Power Connector Function Connects the AC power cord to the monitor. Connects the VGA cable to the monitor. Rear Components...
  • Page 12: Connecting The Cables

    Connecting the Cables Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near the computer. Route the cables through the cable guide on the rear of the monitor pedestal. Connect the VGA signal cable to the VGA connector on the rear of the monitor and the other end to the VGA connector on the computer.
  • Page 13: Connecting The Speakers (Select Models Only)

    Connecting the Speakers (select models only) Place the speaker set near the monitor so that the speaker with the controls is on the right side when viewing the monitor from the front. Connect the USB cable on the control speaker to a USB connector on the computer. Connect one end of the audio cable provided to the control speaker and the other end to the audio output connector on the computer.
  • Page 14: Mounting The Monitor Panel

    Mounting the Monitor Panel You can remove the monitor panel from the pedestal base to install the panel on a wall, a swing arm, or other mounting fixture. CAUTION: Before beginning to disassemble the monitor, be sure the monitor is turned off and the power and signal cables are both disconnected.
  • Page 15 Insert four 10mm screws through the holes on the swing arm plate and into the mounting holes on the monitor. Figure 3-6 Installing the Monitor on a Swing Arm CAUTION: This monitor supports the VESA industry standard 100 mm mounting holes. To attach a third-party mounting solution to the monitor, four 4 mm, 0.7 pitch, and 10 mm long screws are required (not provided with the monitor).
  • Page 16: Locating The Rating Labels

    The rating labels on the monitor provide the spare part number, product number, and serial number. You may need these numbers when contacting HP about the monitor model. The rating labels are located on the rear panel of the monitor display head.
  • Page 17: Operating The Monitor

    Refer to the Monitor Driver Software Readme file on the CD. Downloading from the Worldwide Web To download the latest version of driver and software files from the HP monitors support Web site: Refer to http://www.hp.com/support...
  • Page 18: Front Panel Controls

    ● Faint vertical bars ● Thin, horizontal scrolling lines ● An off-center picture To use the auto-adjustment feature: Allow the monitor to warm up for 20 minutes before adjusting. Press the Auto button on the monitor front panel to produce a stable, centered image. Front Panel Controls Table 4-1 Monitor Front Panel Controls...
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Monitor Settings

    Adjusting the Monitor Settings The monitor settings can be adjusted from the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Using the On-Screen Display Menu Use the On-Screen Display (OSD) to adjust the screen image based on your viewing preferences. To access the OSD, do the following: If the monitor is not already on, press the To access the OSD Menu, press the To navigate through the OSD Menu, press the...
  • Page 20: Osd Menu Selections

    OSD Menu Selections The following table lists the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu selections and their functional descriptions. Settings will be saved automatically after adjustments are made. Table 4-2 OSD Menu Icon Main Menu Auto Adjust Luminance Geometry Color Chapter 4 Operating the Monitor Submenu Description Automatically adjusts the screen image.
  • Page 21 Table 4-2 OSD Menu (continued) Icon Main Menu Language Recall Miscellaneous Submenu Description Selects the language in which the OSD menu is displayed. The factory default is English. Returns all OSD menu settings and DDC/CI controls to the factory default settings, except the Language. Selects Sharpness, DDC/CI, and Display Information features of the monitor.
  • Page 22: Optimizing Digital Conversion

    Optimizing Digital Conversion Two controls in the on-screen display can be adjusted to improve image performance: Pixel Clock and Phase. NOTE: The Pixel Clock and Phase controls are adjustable only when using an analog input. These controls are not adjustable for digital inputs. The Pixel Clock must first be set correctly since the Phase settings are dependent on the main Pixel Clock setting.
  • Page 23: Appendix A Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Solving Common Problems The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of each problem, and the recommended solutions. Problem Screen is blank. Screen image appears distorted; text is fuzzy or blurred; image quality is degraded. Image appears blurred, indistinct, or too dark.
  • Page 24: Using The Worldwide Web

    For the online access to technical support information, self-solve tools, online assistance, community forums of IT experts, broad mutlivendor knowledge base, monitoring and diagnostic tools, go to http://www.hp.com/support Preparing to Call Technical Support If you cannot solve a problem using the trouble shooting tips in this section, you may need to call technical support.
  • Page 25: Appendix B Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications NOTE: All performance specifications are provided by the component manufacturers. Performance specifications represent the highest specification of all HP's component manufacturers' typical level specifications for performance and actual performance may vary either higher or lower. w15e Model Table B-1...
  • Page 26: Recognizing Preset Display Resolutions

    Table B-1 w15e Specifications (continued) Storage Power Consumption (maximum) Input Terminal Recognizing Preset Display Resolutions The display resolutions listed below are the most commonly used modes and are set as factory defaults. This monitor automatically recognized these preset modes and they will appear properly sized and centered on the screen.
  • Page 27: Entering User Modes

    Entering User Modes The video controller signal may occasionally call for a mode that is not preset if: ● You are not using a standard graphics adapter. ● You are not using a preset mode. It this occurs, you may need to readjust the parameters of the monitor screen by using the on-screen display.
  • Page 28: Appendix C Agency Regulatory Notices

    Agency Regulatory Notices Federal Communications Commission Notice 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 29: Canadian Notice

    Hewlett Packard Company P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113 Houston, Texas 77269-2000 Or, call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800 474-6836) For questions regarding this FCC declaration, contact: Hewlett Packard Company P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 510101 Houston, Texas 77269-2000 Or, call (281) 514-3333 To identify this product, refer to the Part, Series, or Model number found on the product.
  • Page 30: German Ergonomics Notice

    0.75 mm² or 18 AWG, and the length of the cord must be between 6 feet (1.8 m) and 12 feet (3.6 m). If you have questions about the type of power cord to use, contact an authorized HP service provider.
  • Page 31: Product Environmental Notices

    Materials Disposal This HP product contains mercury in the fluorescent lamp in the display LCD that might require special handling at end-of-life. Disposal of this material can be regulated because of environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, contact the local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) http://www.eiae.org.
  • Page 32: Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Rohs)

    A Japanese regulatory requirement, defined by specification JIS C 0950, 2005, mandates that manufacturers provide Material Content Declarations for certain categories of electronic products offered for sale after July 1, 2006. To view the JIS C 0950 material declaration for this product, visit http://www.hp.com/go/jisc0950. 11363-2006 11363-2006...
  • Page 33: Appendix D Lcd Monitor Quality And Pixel Policy

    This is common to all LCD displays used in products supplied by all vendors and is not specific to the HP LCD. These imperfections are caused by one or more defective pixels or sub-pixels.

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