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HP LCD Monitors
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  • Page 1 HP LCD Monitors Reference Guide...
  • Page 2 Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.
  • Page 3: About This Guide

    About This Guide This guide provides information on safety and maintenance guidelines, operating the monitor, and troubleshooting common problems. WARNING! Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in bodily harm or loss of life. CAUTION: Text set off in this manner indicates that failure to follow directions could result in damage to equipment or loss of information.
  • Page 4 About This Guide ENWW...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using the On-Screen Display Menu ..............7 Optimizing Image Performance (Analog Input) ........... 8 Sleep Timer Mode ..................... 10 Using the HP Display Assistant Utility (select models) ........11 Identifying Monitor Conditions ................... 11 Appendix A Troubleshooting .......................... 13 Solving Common Problems ........................ 13 Online Technical Support ........................
  • Page 6 Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household in the European Union ..19 HP Recycling Program ...................... 19 Chemical Substances ......................19 Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) ..............19 Turkey EEE Regulation ..................... 20 Ukraine Restriction of Hazardous Substances ..............20 Appendix C LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy ..................21 ENWW...
  • Page 7: Optimizing Monitor Performance

    Optimizing Monitor Performance Use Caution When Setting Up the Monitor To prevent damage to the monitor, do not touch the surface of the LCD panel. Pressure on the panel may cause non-uniformity of color or disorientation of the liquid crystals. If this occurs the screen will not recover to its normal condition.
  • Page 8: To Get The Best Performance From Your Monitor

    Install the most up-to-date driver on the computer if it is not already installed. The latest driver is on the CD included with the monitor, or you can download the latest driver from the HP monitors support Web site,
  • Page 9: Safety And Maintenance Guidelines

    LCD monitors that are inappropriately situated on dressers, bookcases, shelves, desks, speakers, chests, or carts may fall over and cause personal injury. Care should be taken to route all cords and cables connected to the LCD monitor so that they can not be pulled, grabbed, or tripped over.
  • Page 10: Cleaning The Monitor

    NOTE: Monitors with a “burned-in image” are not covered under the HP warranty. ● Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation. These openings must not be blocked or covered.
  • Page 11: Operating The Monitor

    NOTE: If the monitor does not include a CD, the .INF and .ICM files can be downloaded from the HP monitors support Web site. See Downloading from the Internet on page 6 in this chapter.
  • Page 12: Installing The .inf And .icm Files

    CD in the event of an installation error. Refer to the Monitor Driver Software Readme file on the CD. Downloading from the Internet To download the latest version of .INF and .ICM files from the HP monitors support Web site: Refer to
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Monitor Settings

    Figure 3-1 Auto-Adjustment Test Pattern NOTE: The auto-adjustment test pattern utility can be downloaded from Adjusting the Monitor Settings The monitor settings can be adjusted from the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. NOTE: If there is a problem with the display settings, try resetting the settings to the factory defaults by opening the OSD and selecting Factory Reset from the OSD menu.
  • Page 14: Optimizing Image Performance (analog Input)

    Adjust the item using the – buttons on the front panel to adjust the scale. After adjusting the function, select Save and Return, or Cancel if you don’t want to save the setting, then select Exit from the Main Menu. NOTE: If the buttons remain untouched for 10 seconds while displaying a menu, the OSD automatically saves all changes and exits.
  • Page 15 NOTE: When using the controls, you will obtain the best results by using the auto-adjustment pattern software utility provided on the CD. When adjusting the Clock and Clock Phase values, if the monitor images become distorted, continue adjusting the values until the distortion disappears. To restore the factory settings, select Yes from the Factory Reset menu in the on-screen display.
  • Page 16: Sleep Timer Mode

    Sleep Timer Mode The Sleep Timer mode is an energy-saving feature that enables you to set a time for the monitor to power on and off at the same time every day. This also extends the life of the backlight bulbs in the monitor.
  • Page 17: Using The Hp Display Assistant Utility (select Models)

    The HP Display Assistant Utility has two modes of operation: Wizard and OSD mode. The preferred method of use is Wizard mode, which takes you through a step-by-step process to accurately calibrate the monitor.
  • Page 18 Theft Mode Enabled—Indicates that theft deterrence mode has been activated. Theft deterrence is an optional feature that can be set up in HP Display Assistant. Theft deterrence mode is triggered if both the power and display cables have been disconnected from the monitor, the monitor is reconnected to a different computer, and the theft deterrence PIN number is not entered within the elapsed time.
  • Page 19: Appendix A Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Solving Common Problems The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of each problem, and the recommended solutions. Problem Possible Cause Solution Screen is blank. Power cord is disconnected. Connect the power cord. Power button on front panel of Press the front panel power button.
  • Page 20: Online Technical Support

    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 21: Appendix B Agency Regulatory Notices

    This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. For questions regarding the product, contact: Hewlett Packard Company P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113 Houston, Texas 77269-2000 Or, call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800 474-6836) ENWW Federal Communications Commission Notice...
  • Page 22: Canadian Notice

    Compliance with these directives implies conformity to applicable harmonized European standards (European Norms) that are listed in the EU Declaration of Conformity issued by HP for this product or product family and available (in English only) either within the product documentation or at the following web site:
  • Page 23: 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 24: Product Environmental Notices

    STAR® Power Management Web site at Materials Disposal Some HP LCD monitors contain mercury in the fluorescent lamps 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)
  • Page 25: Disposal Of Waste Equipment By Users In Private Household In The European Union

    Chemical Substances HP is committed to providing our customers with information about the chemical substances in our products as needed to comply with legal requirements such as REACH (Regulation EC No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and Council). A chemical information report for this product can be found at
  • Page 26: Turkey Eee Regulation

    Turkey EEE Regulation In Conformity with the EEE Regulation EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur Ukraine Restriction of Hazardous Substances The equipment complies with requirements of the Technical Regulation, approved by the Resolution of Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine as of December 3, 2008 No. 1057, in terms of restrictions for the use of certain dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 27: Appendix C 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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