Setting up the monitor Product Description The IBM ThinkVision TFT LCD L170p Color Monitor works with a computer with a suitable on-board sub-system or Video Adapter card that can support SXGA 1280 x 1024, XGA 1024 x 768, SVGA 800 x 600, or VGA 640 x 480 at 60 Hz.
Workplace Preparation This section gives advice on what you should consider before you set up your monitor. Adjusting the Monitor Position Working Practices This section gives advice on how you can work comfortably and reduce fatigue. Before using your monitor for the first time, remove the clear protective film from the front of the screen.
Gently wipe the device covers and the screen with a soft cloth. Remove finger marks and grease with a damp cloth and mild detergent; do not use solvents or abrasives Never use flammable cleaning material to clean your IBM monitor or any other electrical apparatus.
Connecting your Monitor for Analog Be sure to read the ‘Safety Information’ at the front of this User Guide before carrying out this procedure. Turn off your computer and all attached devices. Connect the signal cable to the video port on the back of your computer. This port might be directly attached to your computer (figure A), or it might be part of a video adapter card (figure B).
Connecting your Monitor for Digital Cable Purchase an industry standard DVI-D cable from your local computer supply store. Turn off your computer and all attached devices. Tilt monitor all the way forward. Connect the DVI connector at the end of the signal cable to the DVI port located on the back of the Monitor.
Switching on your Monitor Connect the DVI connector at the other end of the signal cable to the DVI port located on the back of the graphics adapter. See picture below. Connect the power cord to the power port on the back of your monitor if the power cord supplied is not attached to the monitor.
Device Driver Installation Use the User's Guide and Installation Files CD that comes with your monitor to install the appropriate device driver for your operating system. Installing the Windows XP device driver To manually install or update the device driver for the Microsoft XP operating system, perform the following steps: Installing the Windows Me device driver To manually install or update the device driver for the Microsoft...
Installing the Windows 2000 device driver To manually install or update the device driver for the Microsoft 2000 Professional operating system, perform the following steps: Installing the Windows 98 device driver Windows 98 automatically detects the new monitor and displays the Add New Hardware Wizard window if the device driver is not already installed.
Installing the Windows 95 device driver Right-click the My Computer icon on the computer desktop and then select Properties window. Perform the steps below for the appropriate version. If you have Windows 95 Version 4.00.950A, use the following steps to manually install or update the device driver: If you have Windows 95 Version 4.00.950B, use the following steps to manually install or update the device driver:...
In the Select Device window, click Have Disk. Insert the User’s Guide and Installation Files CD into the computer CD- ROM drive, type d:\ (change the drive letter to match your CD-ROM drive if it is not drive D) in the Copy manufacturer's files from: box, and click OK.
Auto Setup (Analog Only) Auto Setup When you first use your monitor you must perform Auto Setup. This The Setup Utility procedure sets up your monitor to process the video signals from your included on the setup computer without image discoloration or smearing. After you perform Auto diskette is for displaying dot Setup, the settings are stored and used each time you turn on the monitor.
Auto Setup for DOS If the monitor is in standby mode (STANDBY ON), it may automatically turn off while you are waiting for it to warm up. If this happens, switch off the monitor and switch it on again after a few seconds. If you are using PC-DOS/V, change to U.S.
Auto Setup for Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP To set up the monitor automatically in Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP, do the following: If the monitor is in standby mode (STANDBY ON), it...
10. Press the You have completed the monitor setup for Windows. If you are using the DOS operating system, go to Auto Setup for DOS on page 14. The screen will dim, blink on and off several times, and you might notice small changes to the test pattern.
Manual Setup Normally, you can complete the setup procedure using if your screen image is still distorted after you perform Installation CD does not run on your system, perform If the monitor is in standby mode (STANDBY ON), it might automatically turn off while you are waiting for it to warm up.
Adjusting Your LCD Monitor User controls User control features • Direct access controls • Main OSD menu controls Icon Control Input Change Switches the video input source. Image Setup Activates automatic image adjustment. Directly accesses to Brightness on the Brightness OSD main menu.
Operation • The image is already optimized for many display • modes; however the user controls can be used to adjust the image to your liking. The settings are saved after • adjustment and when exiting the OSD and will be effective thereafter.
On-screen display (OSD) controls The settings adjustable with the user controls are viewed through the On- Screen Display (OSD). Press the OSD Enter button ( OSD. The LCD monitor needs Initial appearance of OSD time to become thermally stable the first time you turn it on each day.
OSD Icon on Submenu Main Menu Image Setup Automatic Manual • Clock • Phase Color Image Properties 1. Preset Mode • 6500K • 7200K • 9300K 2. Custom • • Green • Blue Input video signal Options Information Language Controls and Description Adjustments (Analog) Activates automatic image adjustment.
OSD Icon on Main Menu Submenu (Continued) Options Menu Position 1. Default 2. Custom • Horizontal • Vertical Factory Reset • Cancel • Reset Accessibility • Button repeat rate • Menu time out Description Adjustments (Analog) Adjusts menu location on the screen. Returns the menu position to the default settings.
Further Information Display modes The display mode the monitor uses is controlled by the computer. Therefore, refer to your computer documentation for details on how to change display modes. The image size, position and shape might change when the display mode changes.
For image problems, you may want to run AUTO Setup again before consulting to this section. In most cases, AUTO SETUP can fix the problems. See Auto Setup for DOS on page 14 for details. Factory Set Display Modes Addressability Refresh Rate 640 ×...
The fluorescent lamp in the liquid crystal display contains a small amount of mercury. Dispose of it as required by local ordinances and regulations. ® Partner, IBM has determined that this product meets the NERGY ® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Troubleshooting If you have a problem setting up or using your monitor, you might be able to solve it yourself. Before calling your retailer or IBM, try the suggested actions that are appropriate to your problem. Possible Problem Cause Computer does...
Possible Problem Cause Screen is blank Brightness and power and Contrast indicator is may be too steady green The monitor is in the Power Management Standby state Screen is blank The monitor is and power not receiving indicator is a video signal steady amber The monitor is in the Power...
Possible Problem Cause The LCD contains over 3,900,000 thin- A few dots are film transistors (TFTs). A small number of missing, missing, discolored, or lighted dots may be discolored, or present on the screen, which is an intrinsic inappropriately characteristic of the TFT LCD technology lighted.
If you are unable to correct the problem yourself, you may seek further help as follows: Call the IBM HelpCenter If possible, stay by your In other countries contact your dealer, retailer, or other IBM authorized computer. Your Technical Servicer. Support Representative may wish...
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