eMachines E17T4W User Manual

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e17t4w User Guide

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Using Your eMachines Flat-panel Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Setting up the optional stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Attaching the USB stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Adjusting monitor height tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Adjusting monitor tilt tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Connecting the USB hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Setting up the optional speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Installing the speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Monitor buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 On-screen display options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Adjusting Windows display settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Changing settings in Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Changing settings in Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Monitor colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Speaker bar does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Chapter 1

Using Your eMachines

Flat-panel Monitor

Connecting the monitor

Setting up the optional stand

Setting up the optional speaker bar

Starting the monitor

Adjusting monitor settings

Adjusting Windows display settings

Power management

Maintaining

Troubleshooting

Specifications

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Connecting the monitor

To connect the monitor:

1Place the monitor base on a table top, then slide the monitor neck down onto the base until it clicks into place. You may need to press the two buttons on the base to let the monitor slide on smoothly.

2 Position your computer and the monitor so you can reach the back of each.

3Connect the power cord to the power connector under the back of the display.

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4Connect the blue right-angle VGA video cable to the blue video connector under the back of the display.

5Make sure that your computer is turned off, then connect the other end of the video cable to the matching video port on the back of your computer.

6 Plug the power cord into a correctly grounded electrical outlet.

Setting up the optional stand

Attaching the USB stand

In the United States, you can buy an adjustable USB stand from Gateway at www.gateway.com. The stand can be adjusted for height, tilt, and screen rotation. When connected to your computer’s USB port, you can connect up to four USB devices to the USB 2.0 ports on the stand.

To attach the adjustable stand:

1 Make sure that the monitor is turned off.

2Place the monitor face-down on a soft, non-marring surface. A non-slip mat on a tabletop is ideal. Let the monitor base hang down over the edge of the table.

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3Press the two release buttons on the back of the monitor’s original neck, then slide the monitor base out of the neck.

Release

Release

button

button

4Remove the screw from the neck hinge, then remove the neck from the LCD panel.

Screw

5Remove the four small screws from the back of the LCD panel. Do not discard the four screws.

Screw

Screw

Screw

Screw

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6 Slide the adjustable stand’s neck onto the base.

7Tighten the thumbscrew under the base with your fingers (or a flat screwdriver) to secure the neck into place.

Thumbscrew

8With the stand facing you, press the mounting bracket lever to the left and hold it, then remove the bracket from the stand.

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9Attach the bracket to the LCD panel using the four screws you removed previously.

Screws

Screws

10 Slide the neck’s bracket slot onto the bracket’s mounting tab.

11Press the bracket lever to the right and hold it, then lower the neck into place and release the lever.

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Setting up the optional stand

Adjusting monitor height tension

The stand is factory adjusted to maintain the height for your monitor. However, if it does not stay in place when you let go, you need to change the stand’s height tension. You also need to adjust the stand if the amounts of force required to raise and lower the monitor are not equal.

To adjust your monitor’s height tension:

1Press the screwdriver access hole cap from below the base to remove it from the base.

Screwdriver access cap

2Insert a Phillips screwdriver through the access hole in the base and onto the height tension screw (on the back of the stand, in the slot above the USB In port).

Height tension screw

3Adjust the height tension screw so the monitor stays in place when you let go. If the monitor lowers by itself when you let go, turn the screw clockwise several complete turns. If the monitor rises when you let go, turn the screw counter-clockwise several complete turns. You may need to turn the screw several times before the tension is correct for your size of monitor.

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