Gateway FPD1985, FPD1785 User Manual

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USER GUIDE

Gateway FPD1785/FPD1985 Monitor

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

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Adjusting the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rotating the screen image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Adjusting monitor height tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Adjusting tilt (vertical viewing angle) tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ergonomic guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Monitor buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 On-screen display options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Windows controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Monitor colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 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 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 17-inch monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 19-inch monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

EPA ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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Using Your Gateway Flat Panel Monitor

Connecting the monitor

Adjusting the stand

Starting the monitor

Adjusting monitor settings

Windows controls

Power management

Maintenance

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 back of each.

2Connect the power cord to the power connector under the back of the monitor.

3Connect the blue VGA video cable to the blue video connector under the back of the monitor.

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If your computer has a digital video connector (DVI), connect a DVI video cable (not included) to the white connector under the back of the monitor. You can buy a DVI video cable from www.gateway.com.

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Connecting the monitor

4Make 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.

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

Warning

Because lifting your monitor off the desktop surface takes weight off from the stand, the stand will extend suddenly, possibly causing damage to equipment or injury to yourself.

To avoid injury, always lift the monitor so that the stand adjusts to its full height before moving the monitor or turning it around.

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Adjusting the stand

Tilts from -5° to 35°

Vertical height adjusts five inches

Rotates 90° for portrait or landscape orientation

Pans 31° left and right

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Adjusting the stand

Rotating the screen image

Depending on the graphics card or device driver on your computer, you may be able to rotate the on-screen image.

To rotate the screen image:

On Gateway computers, you can rotate the image by pressing CTRL+ALT+[LEFT ARROW], and return it to normal by pressing

Ctrl+Alt+[UP ARROW].

For more information, click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes (if necessary), Display, the Settings tab, Advanced, then click the graphics card-specific tab.

Adjusting monitor height tension

The stand is factory adjusted to maintain the adjusted height for Gateway 17-inch and 19-inch flat-panel monitors. If you use this stand with a lighter monitor without adjusting the weight setting of the stand, the stand will raise your monitor, and if you use a heavier monitor, the stand will lower your monitor.

To test and adjust your monitor’s height tension:

1Move your monitor up and down through its entire vertical range. If it does not stay in place when you let go, you need to change the adjustable 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.

2Adjust 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 monitor.

Increase lifting tension (clockwise)

Decrease lifting tension (counter-clockwise)

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3Adjust the height tension screw so raising and lowering forces are equal. After the forces are equalized, turn the tension screw clockwise 2 to 4 turns to slightly decrease the lifting tension.

4For optimum viewing, adjust the height so the top of monitor is about 1 inch below eye level.

Adjusting tilt (vertical viewing angle) tension

To test and adjust tilt tension:

1Tilt the monitor back and forth through its entire tilt range. If it does not stay in place or if movement in one direction is stiff, the tilt tension needs adjustment.

2Pull the black rubber cover away from the top of the stand, then hold it back with one hand.

Increase tilt tension (clockwise)

Decrease tilt tension (counter-clockwise)

3To increase tilt tension, turn the screw clockwise with a Phillips screwdriver. To decrease tilt tension, turn the screw counter-clockwise. Adjust until the monitor stays in place and the up and down tilting tensions are equal.

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Ergonomic guidelines

Adjusting the stand

The recommended mounting heights, the range of adjustability required to provide comfortable use by a range of users, and the forces required for making adjustments to the monitor are based upon the following guildelines. These guidelines are based on available scientific literature and published standards.

Screen height

The recommended screen height for monitors (except in special circumstances, such as for bifocal use) is that the top of the monitor should be set at or slightly below (about 1 inch, or 25 mm) the user’s eye level while the user is 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 monitors. If the monitor 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 the user’s 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.

Screen distance from user

The monitor screen should first be placed at arms length from the user, then adjusted back and forth to suit individual preference. Vertical adjustments should not result in a change in viewing distance.

Stand adjustment forces

The force required to make any adjustment to the stand (height, tilt, pan, or portrait/landscape orientation) should not exceed 5.1 lbs. (2.32 kg).

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