Gateway FPD2185W User Manual

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USER GUIDE

Gateway FPD2185W Monitor

Contents

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

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting video inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting USB cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Connecting a security cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Adjusting the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Adjusting monitor height tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ergonomic guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Monitor buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 On-screen display (OSD) options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Windows controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 EzTune software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 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 FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 How To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Video/Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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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

FAQs

Specifications

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Connecting the monitor

Connecting video inputs

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 display.

Caution

Audio power in jack

The audio power in jack is for use only

with the Gateway speaker bar.

 

 

Connecting any other device or power

 

 

adapter can permanently damage the

 

 

monitor.

 

 

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Connecting the monitor

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

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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 display. You can buy a DVI video cable from www.gateway.com.

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.

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

 

 

Component red Pr jack

S-Video jack

 

Component blue Pb jack

 

 

 

 

 

Composite video in jack Component green Y jack

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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) jacks to the corresponding jacks on the back of your monitor. (cables not included)

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

Warning

Because lifting your monitor off of the desktop surface takes weight off from the adjustable 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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Connecting the monitor

Connecting 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.

Tips & Tricks

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 camera interface cables, flash drives, and USB hard drives.

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:

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 ports USB in port

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

USB ports

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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

Adjusting the stand

Height: 4.12 inches (105 mm)

Rotation: 90°

Tilt: 35°

Pan: 35°

Adjusting monitor height tension

The stand is factory adjusted to maintain the adjusted height for your monitor.

However, you can further adjust the tension.

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.

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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)

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.

Ergonomic guidelines

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 display are based upon the following guildelines. 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) 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 displays. If the display has multiple users, the screen height should be easily adjustable to accommodate each user’s height and preference.

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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 display screen should first be placed at arms length from the user, then adjusted back and forth to suit individual preference.

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).

Starting the monitor

To start the monitor:

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

2Turn 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 21.

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

4After you see the Windows desktop, press the Auto button on the right side of the monitor to automatically adjust your display image to the ideal settings.

5Use the on-screen display (OSD) to adjust other monitor settings. For more information, see “Adjusting monitor settings” on page 10.

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