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LED Monitor
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Table of contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... iii
Safety Information....................................................................................... iv
Care & Cleaning............................................................................................ v
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package Contents......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Assembling The Monitor Base..................................................... 1-2
1.4
Monitor Introduction..................................................................... 1-3
1.4.1
Front of the LED monitor.................................................. 1-3
1.4.2
Rear of the LED monitor.................................................. 1-4
2.1
Adjusting The Monitor.................................................................. 2-1
3.1
OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu................................................... 3-1
3.1.1
How to reconfigure........................................................... 3-1
3.1.2
OSD Function Introduction............................................... 3-1
3.2
Specifications Summary(ML229)................................................. 3-5
3.3
Troubleshooting (FAQ)................................................................. 3-7
3.4
Supported Timing List.........................................................................3-8
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
As an Energy Star® Partner, our company has
determined that this product meets the Energy Star®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety Information
• Before setting up the monitor, carefully read all the documentation that
came with the package.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, never expose the monitor to rain or
moisture.
• Never try to open the monitor cabinet. The dangerous high voltages
inside the monitor may result in serious physical injury.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are provided for
ventilation. Do not block these slots. Never place this product near or
over a radiator or heat source unless proper ventilation is provided.
• The monitor should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
• Use the appropriate power plug which complies with your local power
standard.
• Do not overload power strips and extension cords. Overloading can
result in fire or electric shock.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
monitor in any area where it may become wet. Place the monitor on a
stable surface.
• Unplug the unit during a lightning storm or if it will not be used for a
long period of time. This will protect the monitor from damage due to
power surges.
• Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into the slots on the
monitor cabinet.
• To ensure satisfactory operation, use the monitor only with UL listed computers which have appropriate configured receptacles marked
between 100-240V AC.
• If you encounter technical problems with the monitor, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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Care & Cleaning
•
Before you lift or reposition your monitor, it is better to disconnect the cables
and power cord. Follow the correct lifting techniques when positioning the
monitor. When lifting or carrying the monitor, grasp the edges of the monitor.
Do not lift the display by the stand or the cord.
•
Cleaning. Turn your monitor off and unplug the power cord. Clean the monitor
surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Stubborn stains may be removed
with a cloth dampened with mild cleaner.
•
Avoid using a cleaner containing alcohol or acetone. Use a cleaner intended
for use with the LED. Never spray cleaner directly on the screen, as it may drip
inside the monitor and cause an electric shock.
The following symptoms are normal with the monitor:
•
The screen may flicker during the initial use due to the nature of the fluorescent
light. Turn off the Power Switch and turn it on again to make sure that the
flicker disappears.
•
You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the
desktop pattern you use.
•
When the same image is displayed for hours, an afterimage of the previous
screen may remain after switching the image. The screen will recover slowly or
you can turn off the Power Switch for hours.
•
When the screen becomes black or flashes, or cannot work anymore, contact
your dealer or service center to fix it. Do not repair the screen by yourself!
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to http://www.asus.com
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation that may have
been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard
package.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS® ML229H Series LED monitor!
The latest widescreen LED monitor from ASUS provides a crisper, broader, and
brighter display, plus a host of features that enhance your viewing experience.
With these features, you can enjoy the convenience and delightful visual
experience that the ML229H Series brings you!
1.2
Package Contents
Check your ML229H Series LED package for the following items:
LED monitor
Monitor base
Quick start guide
Power cord
VGA cable
HDMI to DVI cable
Power adapter
Warranty card
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
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Assembling The Monitor Base
To assemble the monitor base:
• Attach the base to the monitor with bundled handy-screw correctly and then
put on the screw cover.
We recommend that you cover the table surface with soft cloth to prevent
damage to the monitor.
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Monitor Introduction
1.4.1
Front of the LED monitor
1.
Button:
•
Automatically adjust the image to its optimized position, clock, and
phase by long pressing this button for 2-4 seconds (for VGA mode only).
•
Use this hotkey to switch from six video preset modes (Scenery Mode,
Standard Mode, Theater Mode, Game Mode, Night View Mode, and
sRGB Mode) with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
•
Exit the OSD menu or go back to the previous menu as the OSD menu
is active.
•
Press this button to decrease the value of the function selected or move
to the next function.
•
This is also a hotkey for Contrast adjustment.
2.
3
Button:
MENU Button:
•
Press this button to enter/select the icon (function) highlighted while the
OSD menu is activated.
•
Press this button to increase the value of the function selected or move
to the previous function.
•
This is also a hotkey for Brightness adjustment.
4.
Button:
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Input Select Button:
•
Use this hotkey to switch from VGA, HDMI input signals.
Press
(Input Select button) to display HDMI signal after you connect cable
with the monitor.
6.
Power Button/Power Indicator:
•
Press this button to turn the monitor on/off.
Status
White
White (Blinking)
OFF
1.4.2
Description
ON
Standby mode
OFF
Rear of the LED monitor
VGA
11
2
3
4
5
Rear connectors
1
DC-IN Port:
This port connects the power cord.
2
VGA Cable:
3
HDMI Port:
4
Earphone Jack:
This 15-pin port is for PC VGA connection.
This port is for connection with an HDMI
compatible device.
This port is only available when a HDMI cable is
connected.
5
Kensington Lock Slot:
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Adjusting The Monitor
•
Hold both right and left front frames to prevent the monitor from falling when you change
its angle.
•
You can adjust the monitor’s angle from -5° to 20° and allow 20° swivel adjustment
from either left or right.
-5º ~ 20º
20º
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OSD (On-Screen Display) Menu
3.1.1
How to reconfigure
ML229
Splendid
Scenery Mode
Color
Standard Mode
Image
Theater Mode
Input Select
Game Mode
System Setup
Night View Mode
sRGB
Move
Menu
Exit
1.
Press the MENU button to activate the OSD menu.
2.
Press
and
to navigate through the functions. Highlight and
activate the desired function by pressing the MENU button. If the function
selected has a sub-menu, press
and
again to navigate through
the sub-menu functions. Highlight and activate the desired sub-menu function
by pressing the MENU button.
3.
Press
4.
To exit the OSD menu, press the
adjust any other function.
3.1.2
1.
and
to change the settings of the selected function.
button. Repeat step 2 and step 3 to
OSD Function Introduction
Splendid
This function contains six sub-functions that you can select for your
preference. Each mode has the Reset selection, allowing you to maintain
your setting or return to the preset mode.
ML229
Splendid
Scenery Mode
Color
Standard Mode
Image
Theater Mode
Input Select
Game Mode
System Setup
Night View Mode
sRGB
Move
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Scenery Mode: This is the best choice for scenery photo displaying with
SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
•
Standard Mode: This is the best choice for document editing with
SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
•
Theater Mode: This is the best choice for movie watching with
SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence Technology.
•
Game Mode: This is the best choice for game playing with SPLENDID™
Video Intelligence Technology.
•
Night View Mode: This is the best choice for playing dark-scene game
or watching dark-scene movie with SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence
Technology.
•
sRGB:This is the best choice for viewing photos and graphics from PCs.
In the Standard Mode, the ASCR function is not user-configurable.
2.
Color
Select the image color you like from this function.
ML229
Splendid
Brightness
100
Color
Contrast
100
Image
Saturation
Input Select
Color Temp
System Setup
Skin Tone
Move
Menu
50
User Mode
Natural
Exit
•
Brightness: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100. The
also a hotkey to activate this function.
button is
•
Contrast: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
•
•
Saturation: The adjusting range is from 0 to 100.
Color Temp.: contains four color modes including Cool, Normal,
Warm, and User mode.
•
Skin Tone: Contains three color modes including Reddish ,
Natural , and Yellowish.
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In the User Mode, colors of R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue) are
userconfigurable; the adjusting range is from 0 ~ 100.
3. Image
You can adjust the image Sharpness, Trace Free,Aspect Control,ASCR,
Position (VGA only), and Focus (VGA only) from this main function.
ML229
Splendid
Sharpness
Color
Trace Free
Image
Aspect Control
Input Select
ASCR
System Setup
Position
50
0
Full
Focus
Move
Menu
Exit
•
Sharpness: Adjust the picture sharpness. The adjusting range is from 0
to 100.
•
Trace Free: Speed up the response time by Over Drive technology. The
adjusting range is from lower 0 to faster 100.
•
Aspect Control: Adjust the aspect ratio to “Full”, “4:3”, or “Over Scan”
(Only available for HDMI input).
•
ASCR:Turns on/off the ASCR (ASUS Smart Conrtast Ratio) function.
•
Position: Adjust the horizontal position (H-Position) and the vertical
position (V-Position) of the image. The adjusting range is from 0 to 100 .
•
Focus: Reduce Horizonal-line noise and Vertical-line noise of the image
by adjusting (Phase) and (Clock) separately. The adjusting range is from
0 to 100 .
Phase adjusts the phase of the pixel clock signal. With a wrong phase
adjustment, the screen shows horizontal disturbances.
Clock (pixel frequency) controls the number of pixels scanned by one horizontal
sweep. If the frequency is not correct, the screen shows vertical stripes and the
image is not proportional.
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Input Select
Select the input source from VGA, or HDMI .
ML229
Splendid
VGA
Color
HDMI
Image
Input Select
System Setup
Move
5.
Menu
Exit
System Setup
Adjusts the system configuration.
ML229
Splendid
Splendid Demo Mode
OFF
Color
ECO Mode
OFF
Image
OSD Setup
Input Select
Language
System Setup
Information
English
All Reset
Move
Menu
Exit
•
Splendid Demo Mode: Activate the demo mode for the Splendid
function.
•
ECO Mode: Power-saving mode.
•
OSD Setup: Adjust the horizontal postition (H-Position), vertical position
(V-Position), OSD Timeout, DDD/CI, and Transparency of the OSD
screen.
•
Language: There are eleven languages for your selection,including
English, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian,Traditional
Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
•
•
Information: Display the monitor information.
All Reset: Set to “Yes” to revert all settings to the default settings.
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Specifications Summary(ML229)
Panel Type
TFT LED
Panel Size
21.5"W(54.6cm)
True Resolution
Full HD1920x1080
Pixel Pitch
0.2475mmx0.2475mm
Brightness (Typ.)
250cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Typ.)
1000:1
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio
50,000,000:1
Viewing Angle (H/V),CR≥10
178°(H)/178°(V)
Display Colors
16.7M
Response Time
6 ms(GTG)
SPLENDID™ Video Intelligence
Yes
Tech.
SPLENDID™ Video Preset Mode 6 modes (By Hotkey)
Auto. Adjustment
Color Temperature Selection
Yes
4 modes (9300K/7500K/6500K /User
Mode)
Skin-tone Selection
3 modes
PC Input
D-Sub,HDMI
Analog Input
D-Sub
Earphone Jack
3.5mm Mini-jack(Line-out for HDMI)
Black;Black(front side)/White(back
side)(only for the ML229H-W)
Colors
Power LED
White(on)/White (Blinking)(Standby)
Tilt
+20°~-5°
Swivel
+20° ~ -20°
Kensington Lock
Yes
Power On:≤40W
Power Consumption
Power Saving Mode:≤1W
Power Off Mode:≤1W
AC/DC Adapter Input Coltage
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Temperrature(Operrating)
0°C - +35°C
Temperrature(Non-operrating)
-20°C - +60°C
Phys.Dimension With Stand
(WxHxD)
517.4x402.5x210 mm
Box Dimension(WxHxD)
585x424x140 mm
Weight
Multi-languages
Accessories
Regulation Approvals
Net Weight :3.1Kg
Gross Weight :4.9Kg
31 Languages (English, German,
Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish,
Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Czech,
Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish,
Hungarian, Serbian, Greek, Romanian,
Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic,
Korean, Thai, Bulgarian, Estonian,
Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian,
Slovak)
Power adapter, HDMI to DVI Cable,
VGA cable, Warranty card, QSG,Power
code
Energy Star®, UL/cUL, CB, CE,
FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick,
VCCI, J-MOSS, China Energy Level
2, PSB (only for adapter) , PSE(only
for adapter) , ErP, RoHS, WEEE, Win7
WHQL
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Troubleshooting (FAQ)
Problem
Power LED is not ON
The power LED lights white
blinking and there is no screen
image
Screen image is too light or dark
Possible Solution
• Press the button to check if the monitor is in the
ON mode.
• Check if the power cord is properly connected to the
monitor and the power outlet.
• Check if the monitor and the computer are in the
ON mode.
• Make sure the signal cable is properly connected
the monitor and the computer.
• Inspect the signal cable and make sure none of the
pins are bent.
• Connect the computer with another available
monitor to check if the computer is properly working.
• Adjust the Contrast and Brightness settings via
OSD.
Screen image is not centered or
sized properly
• Press the
button for two seconds to
automatically adjust the image.
• Adjust the H-Position or V-Position settings via
OSD.
Screen image bounces or a wave • Make sure the signal cable is properly connected to
pattern is present in the image
the monitor and the computer.
• Move electrical devices that may cause electrical
interference.
Screen image has color defects • Inspect the signal cable and make sure that none of
(white does not look white)
the pins are bent.
• Perform All Reset via OSD.
• Adjust the R/G/B color settings or select the Color
Temperature via OSD.
Screen image is blurry or fuzzy
• Press the
button for 2~4 seconds to
No sound or sound is low
automatically adjust the image (for VGA input only).
• Adjust the Phase and Clock settings via OSD.
• Ensure that the audio cable is properly connected to
the monitor and the computer.
• Adjust the volume settings of both your monitor and
computer.
• Ensure that the computer sound card driver is
properly installed and activated.
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Supported Timing List
Resolution
Refresh Rate
Horizontal Frequency
640x480
640x480
640x480
640x480
640x350
720x400
800x600
800x600
800x600
800x600
832x624
848x480
1024x768
1024x768
1024x768
1024x768
1152x864
1280x720
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x800
1280x960
1280x1024
1280x1024
1360x768
1366x768
1440x900
1440x900
1600x900
1680x1050
1920x1080
640X480P (HDMI)
720x480P (HDMI)
720x576P (HDMI)
1280x720P (HDMI)
1280x720P (HDMI)
1920x1080i (HDMI)
1920x1080i (HDMI)
1920x1080P (HDMI)
1920x1080P (HDMI)
60Hz
67Hz
72Hz
75Hz
70Hz
70Hz
56Hz
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
70Hz
75Hz
75Hz
75Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
75Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
59.94/60Hz
59.95/60Hz
50Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
50Hz
59.94/60Hz
31.489kHz
35kHz
37.881kHz
37.5kHz
31.469kHz
31.469kHz
35.156kHz
37.879kHz
48.077kHz
46.875kHz
49.725kHz
31.02kHz
48.363kHz
56.476kHz
60.023kHz
67.023kHz
67.5kHz
44.444/44.772kHz
56.456kHz
47.8kHz
49.306/49.702kHz
62.795kHz
60kHz
63.981kHz
79.976kHz
47.7kHz
47.7kHz
55.469/55.935kHz
70.635kHz
60kHz
64.674/65.29kHz
66.587/67.5kHz
31.469/31.5kHz
31.469/31.5kHz
31.25kHz
37.5kHz
44.955/45kHz
28.125kHz
33.716/33.75
56.25kHz
67.433/67.5kHz
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IBM MODES
Mode
Resolution
H(KHz)
V(Hz)
Pixel(MHz)
640x350
31.469
70
25.175
720x400
31.469
70
28.322
Mode
Resolution
H(KHz)
V(Hz)
Pixel(MHz)
VGA
640x480
35
67
30.24
SVGA
832x624
49.725
75
57.2832
DOS
MAC MODES
* Modes not listed in the above tables may not be supported. For optimal resolution,
we recommend that you choose a mode listed in the above tables.
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