Gateway FPD2475W User Manual

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FPD2475W 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

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Contents

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

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Attaching the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting video inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Connecting USB cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Connecting power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Connecting a security cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Adjusting the stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rotating the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Adjusting monitor height tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Adjusting monitor tilt tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Setting up the optional speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Using the EzTouch menu buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Turning on the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using the EzTouch menu buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Using the main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Changing Windows screen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Changing color depth and screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 EzTune software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Using the speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Changing speaker bar settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Speaker bar does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 How To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Video/Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Appendix A: Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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CHAPTER1

Using Your Gateway

Flat-Panel Monitor

Connecting the monitor

Adjusting the stand

Setting up the optional speaker bar

Starting the monitor

Adjusting monitor settings

Changing Windows screen settings

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:

1 Slide the stand’s neck onto the base.

2Tighten the thumbscrew with your fingers (or a flat screwdriver) under the base to secure the neck into place.

Thumbscrew

3Place the monitor face-down on a soft, non-marring surface. A non-slip mat on a tabletop is ideal.

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4 Slide the neck’s bracket slots onto the bracket’s mounting tabs.

5Press the bracket lever to the right and hold it, then lower the neck into place and release the lever.

6 Test the bracket connection to make sure it is secure, then move the monitor upright.

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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.

2Connect the blue VGA video cable to the blue VGA 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 to the white connector under the back of the display.

3Make 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.

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4Connect other video sources (such as a DVD player, video camera, or receiver) to the appropriate video jacks on the back of the monitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component video 2 jacks

 

 

 

S-Video jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component video 1 jacks

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

5Route 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 the screen rotation.

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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

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

USB ports

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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 21.

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.

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:

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

Screwdriver access cap

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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.

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

5For optimum viewing, adjust the height so the top of the monitor is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) below eye level.

Adjusting monitor tilt tension

To adjust your monitor’s tilt tension:

Adjust the tilt tension screw (on the top of the stand) so the monitor stays in place when you let go. If the monitor changes its tilt angle when you let go, turn the screw clockwise one complete turn to increase the tension.

Tilt tension screw

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