Benq FP2092 User Manual
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Monitors and USB hubs

Your BenQ FP2091/FP2092 LCD Monitor is a modern state-of-the-artdevice. It not only utilizes the latest LCD display technology currently available – it contains abuilt-in3 port USB 2.0 hub. Using only one USB 2.0 port on your computer (freeing the others up for other uses), thebuilt-inhub provides close, handy,easy-to-useaccess for your USB devices.

You could use the USB hub to plug-inyour USB keyboard, USB mouse, and USB web camera all at the same time if you wish. Or if you connect your keyboard and mouse directly to your computer, you could use the USB ports on the monitor for connection to your digital camera, digital video camera, USB reader, USB printer, USB memory stick, or any other USB device.

What do I have to do?

All you have to do, is connect the monitor cables as instructed in How to install your monitor hardware of this User’s Manual, turn the computer and monitor on, then you’re ready toPlug-and-Playwith USB, Windows, and your BenQ LCD Monitor’s USB hub.

Windows 2000 and later comes with integrated USB support. It will automatically detect and identify your USB devices, and install the necessary drivers for them to work. If your USB device was accompanied by the manufacturer’s driver or custom software for the device, you need only point Windows in the direction of that driver, and Windows will install it for you.

How do I gain the most benefit from my new monitor?

To gain the most benefit from your new BenQ color LCD flat screen monitor, you should install the custom BenQ LCD Monitor driver software as provided on the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM.

The circumstances under which you connect and install your BenQ LCD Monitor will determine which process you need to follow to successfully install the BenQ LCD Monitor driver software. These circumstances relate to which version of Microsoft Windows you are using, and whether you are connecting the monitor and installing the software onto a new computer (without existing monitor driver software), or whether you are upgrading an existing installation (which already has existing monitor driver software) with a newer monitor.

In either case however, the very next time you turn on your computer (after connecting the monitor to your computer), Windows will automatically recognise the new (or different) hardware, and will launch its Found New Hardware wizard.

Follow the wizard instructions until it asks you to select a monitor model. At that point, click the Have Disk button, insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMand select the appropriate monitor model. Further details andstep-by-stepinstructions for both an automatic (new) or upgrade (existing) installation follow. See:

How to install the monitor on a new computer.

How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer

If you require a User Name and Password to login to your Windows computer, you must be logged on as an Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to install the monitor driver software. Furthermore, if your computer is connected to a network which has security access requirements, network policy settings may prevent you from installing software on your computer.

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How to install the monitor on a new computer

This instruction details the procedure for selecting and installing the BenQ LCD Monitor driver software on a new computer which has never had a monitor driver installed before. This instruction is only suitable for a computer which has never been used before, and for which the BenQ LCD Monitor is the first ever monitor to be connected to it.

If you are adding the BenQ LCD Monitor to an existing computer that has already had another monitor connected to it (and has monitor driver software installed), you should not be following these instructions. You should instead be following the instructions for How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer.

1. Follow the instructions in How to install your monitor hardware.

When Windows (2000 or later) starts, it will automatically detect the new monitor and launch the Found New Hardware Wizard. Follow the prompts until it displays the option to Install Hardware Device drivers.

2.Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMinto a CD drive on the computer.

3.Check Search for a suitable driver for my device option, and click Next.

4.Check the option for CD-ROMdrives (uncheck all others) and click Next.

5.Look to confirm that the wizard has selected the correct name of your monitor as "BenQ FP2091/FP2092" and click Next.

6.Click Finish.

Windows will continue installing other devices it finds. If you connected the USB 2.0 hub cable to a suitable USB 2.0 port on the computer, Windows will automatically detect it and install the appropriate drivers for it. You need not do anything more to get the hub to work for you.

7. Restart the computer.

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How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer

This instruction details the procedure for manually updating the existing monitor driver software on your Microsoft Windows computer. It is currently tested as compatible (and recommended only) for Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP Operating System (OS).

The BenQ LCD Monitor driver for your model may well function perfectly with other versions of Windows, however, as at the time of writing, BenQ has done no testing of this driver on other versions of Windows and cannot guarantee its operation on those systems.

Installing monitor driver software involves selecting an appropriate information file (.inf) on the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMfor the particular model monitor you have connected, and letting Windows install the corresponding driver files from the CD. You need only steer it in the right direction. Windows has an Upgrade Device Driver Wizard to automate the task and guide you through the file selection and installation process.

See:

How to install on Windows XP systems.

How to install on Windows 2000, ME, & 98 systems.

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How to install on Windows XP systems

1. Open Display Properties.

The quickest shortcut to Display Properties is through the Windows desktop. Right-clickthe desktop and select Properties from the popup menu.

Alternatively, the Windows menu to Display Properties is located in Control Panel.

In Windows XP version, Control Panel is located directly under the main Start menu item. The menu options displayed will depend upon which type of view is selected for your system.

Under the Classic view, click Start | Control Panel | Display.

Under the Category view, click Start | Control Panel | Appearance and Themes | Change the screen resolution.

The Display Properties window will display.

2.Click the Settings tab and the Advanced button.

The Advanced Display Properties window will display.

3.Click the Monitor tab and select the ‘Plug and Play Monitor’ from the list.

If there is only one monitor in the list, it will already be selected for you.

4.Click the Properties button.

The Monitor Properties window will display.

If the driver provider is listed as BenQ, and the model matches that of your new monitor, the proper drivers are already installed, and you need do nothing further. Cancel out of these property windows.

However, if BenQ is not listed as the manufacturer, or the correct model is not currently shown, you will need to continue with these instructions.

5. Click the Driver tab and the Update Driver button.

The Hardware Update Wizard will display. Follow the wizard instructions noting the steps below:

6.Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMinto a CD drive on the computer you attached the monitor to.

7.Check the option ‘Install from a list or specific location’ and click Next.

8.Check the option ‘Search for the best driver in these locations’ and also check ‘Search removable media’, then click Next.

Please wait while the wizard searches for drives and the BenQ LCD Monitor CD inserted in step 6. When complete, the wizard should have found and selected the BenQ driver on the CD appropriate to your monitor model, in this case ‘BenQ FP2091/FP2092’ in the location ‘d:\driver\fp2091.inf/fp2092.inf’ or similar.

The drive letter for your CD drive may differ from the example above depending upon your system – it may be ‘D:’ or ‘E:’ or ‘F:’ etc.

9.Select (single-click)the file named ‘BenQ FP2091/FP2092’ on the CD, and click Next.

This will copy and install the appropriate monitor driver files to your computer.

10.Click Finish.

This will close the wizard and return you to the Monitor Properties window, now renamed BenQ FP2091/FP2092 Properties.

11. Click Close, OK, and OK.

This will close the Display Properties windows. You do not need to restart Windows XP, as the BenQ LCD monitor drivers will operate immediately with no further action required by you.

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