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IBM ThinkVision™ L150/150p Monitor
User's Guide




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  • Page 1 IBM ThinkVision™ L150/150p Monitor L150/150p User's Guide English...
  • Page 2 First Edition (June/2003) Note: For important information, refer to the Monitor Safety and Warranty manual that comes with this monitor.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Safety (Read first) ............2 Setting up the monitor .
  • Page 4: Safety (Read First)

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  • Page 5: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting up the monitor Product Description The IBM ThinkVision TFT LCD L150/L150p Color Monitor works with a computer with a suitable on-board sub-system or Video Adapter card that can support XGA 1024 x 768, SVGA 800 x 600, or VGA 640 x 480 at 60 Hz The product package should include the following items: •...
  • Page 6: Workplace Preparation

    Workplace Preparation This section gives advice on what you should consider before you set up your monitor. Adjusting the Monitor Position Remove the shipping clip for L150p as shown below Height Position the monitor so that the top of the screen is slightly below your eye level when you sit at your workstation.
  • Page 7: Working Practices

    Working Practices Rest This section gives advice on how you can Take regular breaks. Vary your posture, stand up and stretch occasionally as work comfortably and reduce prolonged use of computer workstations can be tiring. fatigue. L150 You can tilt the screen backward and forward as shown below. L150p You can tilt the screen backward and forward, swivel left and right, as well as lift up and down as shown below.
  • Page 8: Caring For Your Monitor

    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.
  • Page 9: Connecting Your Monitor For Analog

    Connecting your Monitor for Analog ( for L150 and L150p) 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).
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Monitor For Digital

    Connecting your Monitor for Digital 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 to the DVI port located on the back of the Monitor.
  • Page 11: Switching On Your Monitor

    Switching on your Monitor Switch on the power source and your computer. Switch on your monitor by pushing and releasing the power switch marked (To switch off your monitor, push and release the power switch again.) To update or install device drivers, follow the instructions in the Device Driver Installation section on page 10.
  • Page 12: Device Driver Installation

    60Hz or 640 x 480 at a refresh rate of 60Hz. • In case of Windows 98 : 10. Choose IBM ThinkVision L150/150p monitor and Click OK. The 11. Close all open windows and remove the CD. 12. Restart the system.
  • Page 13: Windows 2000/Me

    Driver Installation for Windows 2000 or Windows Me To use the Plug and Play feature in Microsoft This section must be completed before Windows Millennium Edition(Me) files should be loaded from the IBM continuing with the Monitor CD. Windows 2000, Windows...
  • Page 14: Windows Xp

    14. Ensure that the CD drive letter is selected, and then select the ‘Drivers’ folder. 15. Choose IBM ThinkVision L150/150p monitor and Click OK. The files will be copied from the CD to your hard disk drive. 16. Close all open windows and remove the CD.
  • Page 15: Auto Setup

    Auto Setup Auto Setup Auto setup is not required when using digital input. The Setup Utility included on the installation When you first use your monitor you must perform Auto Setup. This CD is for displaying dot patterns. procedure sets up your monitor to process the video signals from your They do not replace or modify the computer without image discoloration or smearing.
  • Page 16: Auto Setup For Dos

    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.
  • Page 17: Windows Me Or Windows Xp

    Auto Setup for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP To set up the monitor automatically in 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 may automatically turn off while you are waiting for it to warm up.
  • Page 18: Manual Setup

    Manual Setup Manual setup is not required when using digital input. Normally, you can complete the setup procedure using if your screen image is still distorted after you perform If the monitor is in standby Installation CD does not run on your system, perform mode (STANDBY ON), it might automatically turn off while you are waiting for it to warm up.
  • Page 19: Adjusting Your Lcd Monitor

    Adjusting Your LCD Monitor User controls User control features • Dirct access controls When OSD is not displayed, Icon • Main OSD me When OSD is displayed, Icon Thinkvision Control Image Setup Activates automatic image adjustment. Directly accesses to Brightness on the OSD main Brightness menu.
  • Page 20 Operation • The image is already optimized for many display • modes; however the user controls can be used to adjust the image to your liking. • OSD Lock / Unlock • • Press the OSD Enter button to display the main OSD menu. Use the Arrow buttons to move among the icons.
  • Page 21: On-Screen Display (Osd) Controls

    On-screen display (OSD) controls The LCD monitor needs time to become thermally stable the first time you turn it on each day. Thus, to achieve more accurate adjustments for parameters, allow the LCD monitor to warm up (be On) for at least 15 minutes before making any screen adjustments.
  • Page 22 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 Information Options Language Controls and Description Adjustments (Analog) Activates automatic image adjustment.
  • Page 23 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.
  • Page 24: Further Information

    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.
  • Page 25: Display Modes

    Factory Set Display Modes For image problems, you may want to run AUTO Setup again before consulting this section. In most cases, AUTO SETUP can fix the problems. See Auto Setup for DOS on page 12 for details. † Recommended Note: VESA timings are as detailed in the VESA “Display Monitor Timing Specification”.
  • Page 26: Power Management

    There are several states as described in the table below. ® As an Partner, IBM has determined that this product meets the NERGY ® guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    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. Computer does not boot after...
  • Page 28 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 The monitor is not receiving a video signal Screen is blank and power indicator is blinking green.
  • Page 29 Possible Problem Cause A few dots are A small number of missing, discolored, or missing, lighted dots may be present on the screen, discolored, or which is an intrinsic characteristic of the TFT inappropriately LCD technology and is not an LCD defect. lighted.
  • Page 30: Further Help

    If you are unable to correct the problem yourself, you may seek further help as follows: Call the IBM HelpCenter In other countries contact your dealer, retailer, or other IBM authorized If possible, stay by your computer. Your Technical Servicer.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    Specifications This color monitor (Type-model 6636-**1) uses a 15-inch TFT LCD Dimensions Weight Image Power consumption figures Power Input are for the monitor and the power supply combined. Power Consumption Video Input (Analog) Video Input (Digital) Communications Supported Display Modes Model Contents Height :...
  • Page 32 Contents Environment Lift Swivel Tilt Model L150 Temperature: 10 to 35° C (5 to 95° F) Operating: Storage: - 20 to 60° C (-4 to 140° F ) Shipping: - 20 to 60° C (-4 to 140° F ) Humidity: Operating: 10 to 80% Storage:...
  • Page 33: Service Information

    06P4040 06P4043 06P4045 73P2363 06P4047 06P4048 The following parts are for use by IBM service, or IBM authorized dealers, to support the customer warranty. Parts are for service use only Model Type 6636-XX1 Description FRU Monitor FRU Monitor FRU Stand...
  • Page 34: Notices And Trademarks

    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
  • Page 35 Trademarks The following terms, used in this publication, are trademarks or service marks of the IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both: HelpCenter TAR ® is a U.S. Govt. registered trademark. NERGY ® ® Microsoft Windows , and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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