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Acer FP750
LCD Color Monitor
17.0" (43.18 cm) LCD Panel Size
User's Manual

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  • Page 1 Acer FP750 LCD Color Monitor 17.0" (43.18 cm) LCD Panel Size User's Manual...
  • Page 2 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Copyright © 2001 by Acer Communications & Multimedia Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this Copyright publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, mag- netic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Commu- nications &...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Table of Contents....................... 2 Table Unpacking ........................3 Contents Views of the Monitor....................4 Front View ........................4 Back View (1) ....................... 4 Back View (2): Removal of rear cover and base cover ......... 5 Installation........................
  • Page 4: Unpacking

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Unpacking Please check you have the following items. If they are missing or are damaged, please contact the dealer immediately at which you purchased the good. LCD monitor with signal cable Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 5: Views Of The Monitor

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Views of the Monitor Front View Back View (1) English 4...
  • Page 6: Back View (2): Removal Of Rear Cover And Base Cover

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Back View (2): Removal of rear cover and base cover 1. Power outlet 2. Audio jack 3. USB power outlet 4. Video cable 5. Kensington lock 6. USB port (downstream) * Connect to peripherals 7.
  • Page 7: Installation

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Installation Hardware Installation A. Make sure that the computer and monitor’s power are both turned off. Please fol- low the steps to install your LCD monitor. 1. Lay the monitor on the desk. Take off the rear cover.
  • Page 8 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide 4. Put base cover back. 5. Put the rear cover back. B. Connect the audio cable to your computer. C. Connect the signal cable, which is directly attached to the monitor, to the VGA out- put of the graphics card on the computer.
  • Page 9: Monitor Security Lock Installation

    Turn the key to lock the Security Lock. Remove the key and store it in a safe place. The Kensington lock is not Acer Accessory. It cannot be ordered from Acer. Contact your reseller for more information. USB Installation (Optional) A USB-Hub is integrated in the base of your monitor pedestal.
  • Page 10: Software Installation

    To install the current driver from CD, proceed as follows: Insert “Acer LCD Monitor” CD-ROM into your CD-ROM Driver. Click “Start” then “Settings”. Double click the “display” icon in the control panel.
  • Page 11 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide From the “Display properties” window, select the “Settings” tab. Click the “Advanced Prop- erties" button in the bottom right corner. Select the “Monitor” tab. Click the “Change” button in the top right corner. English 10...
  • Page 12 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Now click the “Have disk” button in the bottom right corner. Another window appears, select the “Browse” button. The drive selection is located at the bottom of the window in the center. Insert the CD supplied with your monitor into your computer and select the CD-drive.
  • Page 13 By pressing “OK” again in the next window you will be given a list of compatible devices. Select “FP750” from the list and press “OK” again. 10. Now you are back to “Advanced Display Properties". Close this window by clicking “OK “...
  • Page 14 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Windows98. To manually install or update the driver, perform the following steps: Open the control panel and double-click "Display" icon. From the "Display Properties" window, select the "Settings" tab. Click the "Advanced Prop- erties" button in the bottom right corner.
  • Page 15 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Select the "Monitor" tab. Click the "Change" button in the top right corner. Now the "Update Device Driver Wizard" opens. Confirm by clicking "Next". English 14...
  • Page 16 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Select "Display a list of all drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want." and press "Next". Now click the “Have disk” button in the bottom right corner. Another window appears, select the “Browse”...
  • Page 17 CD-drive. By pressing “OK” again in the next window you will be given a list of compatible devices. Select “FP750” from the list and press “Next” again. A “Insert Disk” dialogue box appears. Click “OK”, and then click “Skip File”.
  • Page 18 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide 10. Close “Update Device Driver Wizard” by click “Finish” to complete the installation. English 17...
  • Page 19 “Add New Hardware Wizard”. Carry out the instructions begin- ning at step 4. Insert “Acer LCD Monitor” CD-ROM into your CD-ROM Driver. Click “Start” then “Settings”. Open the control panel and double click on the “Display” icon.
  • Page 20 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide From the “Display Properties” window, select the “Settings” tab. Click the “Advanced Prop- erties" button in the bottom right corner. Select “Monitor” then click “Properties”. English 19...
  • Page 21 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Select “Driver” tab then click “Update Driver”. The “Upgrade Device Driver Wizard” will pop up. Then Click “Next”. English 20...
  • Page 22 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Select “Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver” then click “Next”. In the next window, click “Have Disk”, then “Install From Disk” window will pop up, click “Browse", the “Located File”...
  • Page 23 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide 10. In this window, click on the arrow ( ) of ‘Look in” box, then select your CD ROM Drive. English 22...
  • Page 24 11. In the list of CD-ROM, select “Drivers” folder then click “Open” twice, then click “OK”, Select the your LCD Mode (FP750) from the list in the next window then click “Next” twice. 12. The “Digital Signature Not Found” window will appear, click “Yes”, then click “Finish”.
  • Page 25 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide 13. Now the new drivers are installed to your computer. English 24...
  • Page 26 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Windows ME . To manually install or update the driver, perform the following steps: Click “Start”, “Settings”, “Control Panel” and then double-click “Display”. In the Display Properties window, click the “Settings” tab and click “Advanced...”.
  • Page 27 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Choose “Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want” and click “Next”. Choose “Monitor” from the list and then click “Next”. English 26...
  • Page 28 Click “Have disk” and then click “Browse...”. Insert “Acer LCD monitor” into your CD-ROM and type d:\ (change the driver letter to match your CD-ROM driver if it is not drive D). Enter “Drivers” folder to select the model from the list left.
  • Page 29 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide 10. Back to “Install From disk” and click “OK”. The dialogue box “Update Device Driver Wiz- ard” appears. Choose the model from the list, then click “Next”. English 28...
  • Page 30 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide 11. Click “Next”. 12. Click “Finish” to complete the installation. English 29...
  • Page 31 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide B. Choosing the best resolution Due to the technology of an LC display, it always provides a fixed resolution. For the FP750 this is a resolution of 1280x1024. This is called the so-called native resolution, which also represents the maximal resolution.
  • Page 32 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide In the subsequent windows press: "Apply", "OK" and "Yes". You can now close "Display Properties". English 31...
  • Page 33 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide C. Refresh Rate Selection There is no need to choose the highest possible refresh rate on a LC display. It is not technically pos- sible for an LC display to flicker. Even at a refresh rate of 60 Hz you will get an absolutely flicker- free image.
  • Page 34 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Select the "Adapter” tab. The refresh rate selection field is located in the center at the bottom of the window. Choose a refresh rate from the table with the factory modes, which can be found in the user’s guide, and select this in the settings field.
  • Page 35 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide D. Picture Optimization The easiest way to obtain an optimal picture is by using the ikey function. This only works reliably, if you use the supplied adjustment software (auto.exe) and if the device is being used in one of the factory modes.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Monitor

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Adjusting the Monitor A Look at the Control Panel There are 4 keys & one wheel for user’s control including "Power", “iKey”, “Exit”, “Enter” and a wheel.The following descriptions are the introduction of these keys & fly wheel.
  • Page 37: Main Menu Mode

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Speaker Volume hot-key Press "Enter" to enter Speaker Volume hot-key mode. Roll the fly wheel to make adjustment. The scale can be adjust from maximum (99) to minimum (0). Press the “Exit” to save and leave OSD operation.
  • Page 38 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Geometry Hor. (horizontal) Position: adjusts the horizontal position of the display. Ver. (vertical) Position: adjusts the vertical position of the display. Phase: adjusts the phase of pixel clock. Pixel Clock: adjusts the frequency of the pixel.
  • Page 39 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Miscellaneous OSD Position Hor. (horizontal) Position: adjusts OSD horizontal position. Ver. (vertical) Position: adjusts OSD vertical position. Language Select De: Deutsch En: English Es: Español Fr: Français It: Italiano Ja: 日本語 OSD Time: adjusts OSD menu time allow.
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)     The image is blurred: Read the chapter, Installation/Adjustment and then select the correct resolution, refresh rate and make adjustments based on these instructions.
  • Page 41: Pixel Errors

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Read the chapter, Installation/Adjustment and then select the correct resolution, refresh rate and make adjustments based on these instructions.     The image is displaced in one direction:...
  • Page 42: Supported Operating Modes

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Supported operating modes Incoming display mode(Input timing) Multi-scan operation Resolution Horizontal Vertical Dot Clock Remark Actual display Frequency Frequency Frequency resolution (KHz) (Hz) (MHz) 640x350 31.47(P) 70.08(N) 25.17 *720x400 31.47(N) 70.08(P) 28.32 640x480 31.47(N) 60.00(N)
  • Page 43: Specifications

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Specifications Model FP750 Display type 17.0“, active, TFT Viewable diagonal 43.18 cm Native (maximum) resolution 1280 x 1024 Colors 16.7 million Contrast / Brightness 200:1 / 200 cd/m² Response time 73 ms Viewing angle (left/right, up/down)
  • Page 44: Appendix: An Introduction To Lcd Technology

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Appendix: An Introduction to LCD Technology Principles of LCD Technology The functionality of LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screens is based on the special physical proper- ties of liquid crystals. Their rod shaped molecules arrange themselves similarly to the molecules of crystals - always uniformly and in one particular direction.
  • Page 45: Important Lcd Parameters

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Field of applications: Field of applications: Image processing is several people are working at one screen. medical field Standard workstation Standard workstation Presentation tasks Banks (confidential area) Banks (public area) Important LCD parameters A. Viewing angle The viewing angle is the display's visible field.
  • Page 46 Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide If you were to accept the same error rate as in the case of the strip mask, for which two horizontal lines are completely disrupted, then you would end up with a 2.6 percent error rate. The accepted error rates for LC displays are far lower, however.
  • Page 47: Comparison Of Crt & Lcd Monitors

    Acer LCD Color Monitor User's Guide Comparison of CRT & LCD monitors CRT monitor Flat panel display Advantages: Advantages: Multiscan monitor. no geometry errors same quality in all resolutions. no convergence errors proven connector standard excellent brightness and contrast val-...