Gateway HD2401 User Manual

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24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

USERGUIDE

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Contents

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

Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Attaching the base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Connecting video inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Setting up the optional speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Connecting power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Connecting a security cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Ergonomic guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Turning on the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Using the EzTouch menu buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Using the shortcut menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Using the main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Using Picture-in-Picture (PIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Changing Windows screen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Changing color depth and screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 EzTune software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using the speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Troubleshooting symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Speaker bar does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 How To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Technical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Video/Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Using Your Gateway Flat-Panel Monitor

Connecting the monitor

Ergonomic guidelines

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 base

To attach the base:

1Place the monitor base on a table top.

2Slide the monitor neck down onto the base until it clicks into place. You may need to press the button on the base to let your monitor slide on smoothly.

Connecting video inputs

To connect video sources to your monitor:

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 the 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

 

 

 

 

Setting up the optional speaker bar

An optional speaker bar is available for mounting underneath your monitor. In the United States, 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 forward onto the bottom of your 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 use an HDMI connection. The digital audio is conveyed along the same cable as the digital video, 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 14.

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 (not included) 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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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.

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.

Screen distance from user

The screen should first be placed at arm’s length from the user, then adjusted back and forth to suit individual preference.

Starting the monitor

Turning on the monitor

To start the monitor:

1Touch the power button on the front of monitor. The power LED on the power button changes from purple (off) to blue (on), then turns amber/orange (standby) if no video source is detected.

Tip

For more information on EzTouch buttons, see “Using the EzTouch menu buttons” on page 8.

Power button

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