Benq G50 User Manual
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G50 / GL50 Series

LCD Monitor

User Manual

Copyright

Copyright 2013 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this 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, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of BenQ Corporation.

Disclaimer

BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of BenQ Corporation to notify any person of such revision or changes.

The performance of flicker-freemay be affected by external factors such as poor cable quality, unstable power supply, signal interference, or poor grounding, and not limited to the above mentioned external factors. (Applicable forflicker-freemodels only.)

Please follow these safety instructions for best performance, and long life for your monitor.

Power Safety

The AC plug isolates this equipment from the AC supply.

The power supply cord serves as a power disconnect device for pluggable equipment. The socket outlet should be installed near the equipment and be easily accessible.

This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marked label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company.

An approved power cord greater or equal to H03VV-ForH05VV-F,2G or 3G, 0.75mm2 must be used.

Care And Cleaning

Cleaning. Always unplug your monitor from the wall outlet before cleaning. Clean the LCD monitor surface with a lint-free,non-abrasivecloth. Avoid using any liquid, aerosol or glass cleaners.

Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are for ventilation. They must not be blocked or covered. Your monitor should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat source, or in a built-ininstallation unless proper ventilation is provided.

Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into this product.

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Servicing

Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. If any of the above mentioned misuse or other accident such as dropping or mishandling occurs, contact qualified service personnel for servicing.

BenQ ecoFACTS

BenQ has been dedicated to the design and development of greener product as part of its aspiration to realize the ideal of the "Bringing Enjoyment 'N Quality to Life" corporate vision with the ultimate goal to achieve a low-carbonsociety. Besides meeting international regulatory requirement and standards pertaining to environmental management, BenQ has spared no efforts in pushing our initiatives further to incorporate life cycle design in the aspects of material selection, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, using and disposal of the products. BenQ ecoFACTS label lists keyeco-friendlydesign highlights of each product, hoping to ensure that consumers make informed green choices at purchase. Check out BenQ's CSR Website athttp://csr.BenQ.com/ for more details on BenQ's environmental commitments and achievements.

For

For

GL950A / GL950AM / GL950 / GL950M

G950A / G950AM / G951A / G955A /

GL955A / GL951A / GL951AM / GL2055A /

G2250 / G2250HM / G2255A / G2255 /

GL2055 / GL2055M / GL2250 / GL2250M /

G2251M / G2251TM / G2450 / G2450HM /

GL2250HM / GL2250TM / GL2251M /

G2750 / G2750HM

GL2251TM / GL2450 / GL2450M /

 

GL2450HM / GL2450HT / GL2750HM

 

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Table of Contents

 

Copyright ......................................................................................................................................

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Getting started .............................................................................................................................

5

Getting to know your monitor ................................................................................................

7

Front view .....................................................................................................................................................

7

Back view ......................................................................................................................................................

7

How to assemble your monitor hardware ...........................................................................

9

How to detach the base .........................................................................................................................

13

Using the monitor wall mounting kit ...................................................................................................

15

Getting the most from your BenQ monitor ......................................................................

16

How to install the monitor on a new computer ..............................................................................

17

How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer .................................................................

19

How to install on Windows 8 system (selected models only) .....................................................

20

How to install on Windows 7 system ................................................................................................

21

How to install on Windows Vista systems ........................................................................................

22

Picture optimization .................................................................................................................

23

How to adjust your monitor .................................................................................................

24

The control panel ....................................................................................................................................

24

Hot key mode ...........................................................................................................................................

25

Main menu mode .....................................................................................................................................

26

Appendix: Assembling your monitor with a height adjustment stand (HAS) ............

39

How to attach the monitor base .........................................................................................................

39

How to detach the base .........................................................................................................................

41

Adjusting the monitor height ................................................................................................................

42

Rotating the monitor ..............................................................................................................................

43

Viewing angle adjustment .......................................................................................................................

44

Using the monitor wall mounting kit ...................................................................................................

45

Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................

46

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) ......................................................................................................

46

Need more help? .....................................................................................................................................

47

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Getting started

When unpacking please check you have the following items. If any are missing or damaged, please contact the place of purchase for a replacement.

BenQ LCD Monitor

Monitor Stand

(for models without height adjustment stand)

Monitor Base

(for models without height adjustment stand)

Monitor Base

(for models with height adjustment stand)

Quick Start Guide

CD-ROM

Power Cord

(Picture may differ from product supplied for your region.)

Getting started

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Video Cable: D-Sub

Video Cable: DVI-D

(Optional accessory for models with DVI inputs, sold separately)

Video Cable: HDMI

(Optional accessory for models with HDMI inputs, sold separately)

Audio Cable

(Optional accessory for models with speakers, sold separately)

Available accessories and the pictures shown here may differ from the actual contents and the product supplied for your region. For cables that are not supplied with your product, you can purchase them separately.

Consider keeping the box and packaging in storage for use in the future when you may need to transport the monitor. The fitted foam packing is ideal for protecting the monitor during transport.

Always keep the product and accessories out of reach of small children.

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