Gateway FPD1950 User Manual

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FPD1950 Monitor

User Guide

Contents

Using Your FPD 1950 Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 External controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 On-screen display options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Software controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Using Your FPD 1950 Monitor

Connecting the monitor

Starting the monitor

Adjusting monitor settings

Maintenance and troubleshooting

Specifications

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Connecting the monitor

To connect the monitor:

1 Position your computer and the monitor so you can reach the connections on each.

2 Lay the monitor on its back, then connect the power cord to the power connector under the bottom of the screen.

3 If your computer supports analog video (blue video connector), connect the analog video cable to the blue analog connector under the bottom of the screen.

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If your computer supports digital video (white video connector), connect the digital video cable to the white DVI connector under the bottom of the screen.

Important Make sure that you only connect one video cable to the monitor and computer. The only way to use both connections it to share the monitor between two computers. Use the SOURCE button to change between computers. For more information, see “Adjusting monitor settings” on page 6.

4 Return the monitor to its upright position, then make sure that your computer is turned off.

5 If you connected the analog video cable to your monitor, connect the other end of the cable to the matching blue video port on the back of your computer.

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If you connected the digital video cable to your monitor, connect the other end of the cable to the matching white video port on the back of your computer.

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6 Plug the power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.

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Starting the monitor

To start the monitor:

1 Press the power button on the front of monitor. The power LED on the power button turns on.

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Power button

Turn on your computer.

After your computer is running, the power LED on the monitor’s power button should be blue. Allow about 10 seconds for the display image to appear. If the power LED is not blue or you do not see a display image, check the connections. For more troubleshooting information, see “Troubleshooting” on page 16.

Adjust the tilt of the monitor for the best viewing angle.

After you see the Windows desktop, press the AUTO/SELECT button to automatically adjust your display image to the ideal settings.

6 Use the on-screen display (OSD) to adjust other monitor settings. For more information, see “Adjusting monitor settings” on page 6.

Important When adjusting the monitor settings, always press the AUTO/SELECT button before entering the OSD. This will automatically adjust the display image to the ideal settings for the current screen resolution.

The best screen resolution is 1280 × 1024.

 

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Adjusting monitor settings

Use the external controls (located on the monitor itself) and software controls (accessible in Windows) to adjust the display image. For more information about software controls, see “Software controls” on page 10.

External controls

This monitor features an on-screen display (OSD) that lets you adjust and save contrast, brightness, and other settings for the monitor. The monitor saves changes you make to the settings, even if you turn off the monitor.

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LightView

Contrast/Brightness

 

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