Gateway FHD2400 User Manual

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FHD2400 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

USERGUIDE

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Contents

Using Your Gateway Flat-Panel Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Attaching the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting video inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting USB cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Setting up the optional speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Connecting power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Connecting a security cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Adjusting the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rotating the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ergonomic guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Turning on the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using the EzTouch menu buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using the main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Changing Windows screen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Changing color depth and screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 EzTune software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using the speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Troubleshooting symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Speaker bar does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 How To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Video/Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Using Your Gateway

Flat-Panel Monitor

Connecting the monitor

Adjusting the stand

Starting the monitor

Adjusting monitor settings

Changing Windows screen settings

Using the speaker bar

Power management

Maintaining

Troubleshooting

FAQs

Specifications

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Connecting the monitor

To set up the monitor, first attach the base, then make your cable connections.

Attaching the stand

To attach the stand:

1Place the monitor face-down on a soft, non-marring surface. A non-slip mat on a tabletop is ideal.

2Remove the four thumbscrews that are attached to the back of the monitor.

Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew

Thumbscrew

3Lay the stand on the monitor so the thumbscrew holes line up with the holes in the stand.

4Replace the thumbscrews.

5 Test the bracket connection to make sure it is secure, then place the monitor upright.

Connecting video inputs

To connect video sources to your monitor:

Tip

Rotate the screen 90° to make it easier to connect the cables.

1Position your computer and the monitor so you can reach the back of each.

2Make sure that you computer is turned off.

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3If your computer has an HDMI digital audio/video connector, connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI connector under the back of the display.

Important

An HDMI cable has not been included with your monitor. A cable can be purchased from www.gateway.com (available in the U.S. only) or from various Internet retailers and electronic retail stores.

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If your computer has a digital video connector (DVI), connect a DVI video cable to the white connector under the back of the display.

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If your computer has only an analog VGA (blue) port, connect the VGA video cable to the VGA video connector under the back of the display.

4Connect the other end of the video cable to the matching video port on the back of your computer.

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5Connect other video sources (such as a DVD player, video camera, or receiver) to the appropriate video jacks on the back of the monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI port

DVI port

VGA port

Blue

S-Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

component

jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

video jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green

Red

Composite

component

component

video in jack

video jack

video jack

 

For basic video quality, connect your video device’s composite video in jack to the corresponding jack on the back of your monitor (cable not included).

For better video quality, connect your video device’s S-Video jack to the corresponding jack on the back of your monitor (cable not included).

For best video quality, connect your video device’s component video (green Y, blue Pb, and red Pr) or HDMI jacks to the corresponding jacks on the back of your monitor (cables not included).

6Route the cables through the cable clip on the back of the stand. If you plan on using the screen in portrait mode, make sure you leave enough slack in the cables for screen rotation.

Connecting USB cables

Your monitor has a built-in, four-port USB 2.0 hub that lets you conveniently connect USB devices. Because your computer case may be under your desk or inside a cabinet, these monitor-mounted USB ports can be much easier to access.

To use the monitor’s USB ports, you must first connect the monitor to a USB port on your computer. Because the USB hub uses power from the monitor, it does not require its own power connection.

To connect USB cables:

Important

The built-in USB 2.0 hub provides only low-speed connections if its USB in port is connected to a USB 1.1 port on your computer or on a USB hub.

Tip

Use the USB 2.0 ports on the back of the monitor for connecting USB devices you want to keep connected most of the time, such as a keyboard, a mouse, or a printer. Use the USB 2.0 ports on the side of the monitor for connecting USB devices that are frequently disconnected, such as cameras, flash drives, and USB hard drives.

1Connect the included USB cable to the USB in (“B” type) port on the back of your monitor, then connect the other end of the cable to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.

USB in (“B” type) port USB ports

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2Connect any USB device to one of the available USB 2.0 ports on the left side or back of the monitor.

USB ports

Setting up the optional speaker bar

An optional speaker bar is available for mounting underneath your monitor. You can order a speaker bar from www.gateway.com.

To install the speaker bar:

1 Turn off the monitor.

Important

If you connect the speaker bar to the monitor while the monitor is turned on, the speaker bar will not initialize and will not work correctly. If this happens, turn the monitor off, then back on to enable the speaker bar.

2Tilt the screen back, then match the mounting clips on each side of the speaker bar with the mounting slots underneath the monitor.

Mounting slot

 

 

 

Mounting clip

 

 

3Slide the speaker bar onto the bottom of the monitor until it snaps into place. Make sure that it is secure by pulling it downward.

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4Plug the speaker bar’s power and audio plugs into the appropriate connectors underneath the monitor.

Power

Audio jack

connector

 

5Plug the speaker bar’s pink and green 3.5 audio plugs into the appropriate speaker and microphone connectors on the computer.

Important

For best audio performance, if your video connection uses HDMI, the digital audio is also conveyed along the same cable, and no additional audio connection is required. You may need to set your video source’s audio mode to PCM or ANALOG to hear the audio. See your source device’s user guide for more information.

For information on using the speaker bar, see “Using the speaker bar” on page 18.

To remove the speaker bar:

1Disconnect all audio and power cables from the speaker bar.

2Press the two clips on the back of your monitor, then slide the speaker bar back.

Mounting clip

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Connecting power

To connect power:

1Position your monitor so you can reach the back, then connect the power cord to the power connector under the back of the monitor.

2Plug the power cord into a correctly grounded power outlet. We recommend using a surge protector to protect your monitor from voltage spikes.

3To make sure that the monitor’s power is correctly connected, check the power button on the front button panel. The power icon on the power button should be glowing purple. If the power icon is not visible, power is not connected.

Connecting a security cable

You can secure your monitor to your computer desk (or to another heavy object) with a cable lock. To connect a cable lock, follow the cable lock’s instructions to connect it to the Kensington lock slot on the back of your monitor (cable lock not included).

Kensington lock slot

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Adjusting the stand

Rotating the screen

Tip

To rotate the screen while the optional speaker bar is attached, first tilt the screen back for more clearance between the speaker bar and the tabletop.

You can rotate the screen clockwise 90° to change between landscape and portrait views. For information on automatically rotating the display image as you manually rotate the monitor, see “Using landscape and portrait modes” on page 17.

Landscape mode

Portrait mode

Tip

For the brightest viewing angle, adjust the screen so that you are viewing it from within a 160° angle of the screen. When the display is rotated to portrait mode, the side-to-side viewing angle may be reduced.

Ergonomic guidelines

The recommended screen positioning is based upon the following guidelines. These guidelines are based on available scientific literature and published standards.

Screen height

The recommended screen height for displays (except in special circumstances, such as for bifocal use) is that the top of the display should be set at or slightly below (about 1 inch or 25 mm) your eye level while you are sitting in a comfortable working posture. This guideline places the center of the screen at an ideal 15° to 20° viewing angle for most desktop displays. If the display has multiple users, the screen height should be easily adjustable to accommodate each user’s height and preference.

Screen tilt

The screen should be tilted so your line of sight is perpendicular to the screen. This angle creates the most consistent viewing distance when scanning from the top of the screen to the bottom. You may need to adjust lighting to avoid screen glare when the screen is tilted upward.

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