IBM T221, 55P5728, 55P5729, 07N2230, 07N2229, 13M3200, 55P5776 User Manual

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P/N: 55P5776

Converter Box

for the T221 Flat Panel Monitor

User's Guide

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Preface

You will need a converter box if you are using an IBM T221 Flat Panel Monitor connected to a computer fitted with a graphics card that supports the DVI Dual Link interface. If your graphics card is not a dual-link type, do not use a converter box.

This manual describes the preparation required before using the converter box, how to connect the converter box to the monitor, how to adjust the monitor, and what to do if a problem occurs.

Trademarks

DVI is a trademark of the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG).

EDID is a trademark of the Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA).

ATI, FireGL, and RADEON are trademarks or registered trademarks of ATI Tec hnologies Inc. TMDS is a trademark of Silicon Image Incorporated.

nVIDIA, Quadro, FX-1000, FX-2000, and FX-3000 are trademarks or registered trademarks of nVIDIA Corporation.

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Precautions for using the converter box safely and correctly

DANGER

To avoid electrical shock:

Never remove the cover of the converter box.

Never connect or disconnect the converter box during an electrical storm.

Any equipment to which the converter box is attached must also be connected to properly wired and grounded electrical outlets.

The monitor to which the converter box is connected must be unplugged at the wall to disconnect it from the power supply. Connect the power plug into an easily accessible outlet.

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DANGER

Sequence for connecting and disconnecting cables

Electric current from the power cords and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid any risk of electrical shock, always connect and disconnect the cables as shown below when installing or moving the converter box or connected equipment, or when connecting other equipment.

Connecting cables

Power everything off.

First, attach the power cord and cables to the equipment.

Next, attach the signal cables to connectors.

Lastly, plug the power cord into a wall outlet.

Disconnecting

Power everything off.

First, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Next, disconnect all cables from connectors.

Lastly, disconnect the power cord and cables from the equipment.

Power everything on.

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Contents

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Preparation for Installation...............................................................................................

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1.1.

Required System Configuration .................................................................................

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1.2.

Checking Parts........................................................................................................

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2. Connecting the Converter Box .........................................................................................

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2.1.

Disconnecting the Existing Digital Signal Cable ..........................................................

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2.2.

Connecting the Converter Box Display Signal Cables ..................................................

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2.3.

Setup ...................................................................................................................

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3. Changing the Monitor EDID Setting ...............................................................................

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Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................................

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Appendix A. Product Specifications .......................................................................................

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Appendix B. Regulatory Compliance .....................................................................................

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Figures

 

 

 

Fig. 1 Converter box……. .............................................................................................. 6

 

Fig. 2 USB cable (length 200cm approx.)..........................................................................

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Fig. 3 Converter signal cable (length 65cm approx.) ..........................................................

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Fig. 4 User’s guide (this book).........................................................................................

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Fig. 5 Dual Link signal cable (length 200cm approx.).........................................................

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Fig. 6 Dual Link ............................................................................................................

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Fig. 7 Connection of the converter signal cable and the monitor...........................................

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Fig. 8 Connection of the converter signal cable and the converter box...................................

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Fig. 9 Connection of the Dual Link signal cable and the converter box................................

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Fig. 11 Connection of the Dual Link signal cable and a graphics card.................................

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Tables

 

 

 

Table 1 Problems and Actions........................................................................................

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Table 2 Product specifications .......................................................................................

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1.Preparation for Installation

This chapter describes how to make sure that you have the required system configuration and components for using the converter box.

1.1.Required System Configuration

To use the converter box with an IBM T221 Flat Panel Monitor, you must have a computer fitted with a DVI-compliant graphics card that supports the DVI Dual Link interface.

See the T221 Flat-Panel Monitor Users Guide.

If your computer does not have a graphics card, install one before you use the converter box (for the installation procedure, see your graphics card manual). You can still get a picture on the monitor during card installation without using a converter box.

Important:

If you use a DVI video graphics card not supported by IBM, you will be liable for any damage or defects that may result. IBM offers no comments, advice, or guarantees regarding the functionality, quality, or performance of unsupported graphics cards.

The monitor firmwar e FPGA-LOGIC must be version 44, 48, 50, 52 or higher to use a converter box. See the T221 Flat-Panel Monitor Users Guide for more information.

1.2.Checking Parts

The converter box should be handled with care.

Check that you have the following components:

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Fig. 1 Converter box

Fig. 2 USB cable (length 200cm approx.)

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