EPSON
®
17” Super VGA
Color Monitor
(ModeI A882181)
USER`S Guide
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EPA POLLUTION PREVENTEI
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR AMERICAN USERS
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 the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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Connect the equipment into 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
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable or a non-shielded power cable
to this equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause
interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is
the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable and a
shielded power cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface
connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FOR CANADIAN USERS
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications.
Le present appareil numkique n’6met pas de bruits radio&lectriques d&passant les limites
applicables aux appareils numkiques de Classe B prescrites dans le rkglement sur le
brouillage radio&lectrique Bdict& par le Ministkre des Communications du Canada.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
Epson America makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, by or
with respect to anything in this manual, and shall not be liable for any implied warranties
ofmerchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or for any indirect, special, or
consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you.
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system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
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contained herein. Nor is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the
information contained herein. Further, this publication and features described herein are
subject to change without notice.
TRADEMARKS
EPSON is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation
EPSON Connection is a service mark of Epson America, Inc
General notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and
may be trademarks of their respective companies.
The Energy Star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement
Copyright © 1994 by Epson America, Inc
Torrance, California
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Important Safety Instructions
Although this monitor is designed to assure your safety, improper use
can cause electric shock or fire hazard. In order not to defeat the
safeguards incorporated in the monitor, observe the following safety
instructions:
1.
Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference
2.
Follow all warnings and instructions in this manual and marked
on the monitor.
3.
The monitor contains shock hazard potential. Do not attempt to open
or remove any covers, and do not attempt to service the monitor
yourself. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel.
4.
Never push objects of any kind into the monitor through cabinet slots.
5.
Do not expose the monitor to liquids, such as rain or spills
6.
Do not place the monitor on an unstable cart, stand, or table, and be
careful not to drop it.
7.
Do not place the monitor near a heating appliance or in direct sunlight.
Intense heat can damage the monitor’s circuitry.
8.
Slots and openings on the top, bottom, and back of the cabinet are
provided for ventilation; do not block or cover these openings. Do
not place the monitor in a built-in insulator, such as a bookcase,
unless proper ventilation is provided.
9.
Power supply voltages outside the monitor’s specified line voltage
range may harm the monitor. The monitor should be operated from
the type of power source indicated on the rear panel label.
10. Make sure the combined amperage rating for all products plugged
into the wall outlet used for the monitor does not exceed the
amperage rating of the wall outlet.
11. Use only the power cord supplied with the monitor. If you must use
another power cord, make sure it meets the applicable standards
(UL/ CSA or VDE).
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12. Do not overload the inlet and extension cords as this can result in fire
or electric shock.
13. Be careful not to damage the power cord or plug.
14 Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not place a cord
where it may be stepped on.
15. Do not replace the video interface cable with a non-shielded cable.
16. Unplug the monitor from the wall outlet and the computer before
cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
17. Excessive brightness for long periods may permanently imprint an
image on the screen.
18. To avoid picture distortion or color disturbance, do not put devices
that generate magnetism (such as telephones, televisions, speakers,
or magnetic screwdrivers) near the monitor.
19. When you finish using the monitor, turn it off by pressing the power
button. (Always wait at least five seconds before you turn it back
on.) When the monitor will not be used for a long period of time,
unplug the power cord.
20. Unplug the monitor from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
authorized service personnel under the following conditions:
A. If the power cord or plug is damaged
B.
If the monitor has come into contact with any liquids, such as rain
or spills.
C. If the monitor does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions; improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product
to normal operation.
D. If the monitor has been dropped or the cabinet or glass faceplate
has been damaged.
E.
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If the monitor exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Importantes mesures de securite
Bien que le moniteur soit concu pour assurer votre securite, un usage
incorrect peut provoquer une decharge lectrique ou poser un risque
d’incendie. Pour ne pas aller a l’encontre des mesures de protection
incorporees dans le moniteur, veuillez bien observer les instructions
suivantes:
1.
Lire attentivement les instructions qui suivent. Les conserver en lieu
stir.
2.
Observer les avertissements marques sur le moniteur et suivre
rigoureusement les instructions contenues dans le manuel.
3.
Le moniteur pose des risques de decharge Clectrique. Ne pas
tenter de soulever ou d’enlever les couvercles; ne pas essayer de
reparer le moniteur soi-meme; s’adresser au personnel de service
autorise par le fabricant.
4.
Ne jamais rien introduire dans les ouvertures du coffre.
5.
Proteger le moniteur de tout contact avec l’eau, la pluie, les boissons
renversees, etc.
6.
Ne pas laisser tomber l’appareil. kviter de le placer sur un meuble
instable.
Ne pas placer le moniteur a proximite d’un appareil de chauffage, ni
en plein soleil. La chaleur intense peut endommager les circuits.
11 est important de ne pas bloquer les ouvertures sit&es sur le dessus,
le dessous et a l’arriere de l’appareil: ce sont des prises d’air qui en
assurent la ventilation. k moins d’assurer une circulation d’air
adequate, ne pas placer le moniteur dans un espace restreint comme
une bibliotheque, par exemple.
Un voltage inferieur ou superieur a celui qui est specifiquement
designe pour le moniteur pourrait l’endommager. Utiliser
seulement la source d’electricite indiquee sur l’etiquette du panneau
arriere.
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10. L’amperage total de toutes les pieces branchees sur le meme socle ne
doit pas depasser la capacite en amperes du socle.
11. Utiliser seutement le cordon Clectrique dont le moniteur est muni. S’il
est necessaire de se servir d’un autre cordon, s’assurer que les
standards de fabrication sont conformes aux reglements en vigueur
(UL/ CSA ou VDE).
12. Ne pas surcharger la prise de courant et les cordons allonge car cela
pourrait provoquer une decharge Clectrique ou poser un risque
d’incendie.
13. Faire attention a ne pas abimer le cordon Clectrique ni la prise de
courant.
14. Ne rien laisser reposer sur le cordon electrique. Ne pas placer de
cordon de maniere a ce qu’on risque de marcher dessus.
15. Ne pas remplacer un cordon d’interface video par un cordon non
protege.
16. Debrancher le moniteur du socle et de l’ordinateur avant de le
nettoyer. Utiliser seulement un chiffon humide.
17. Si la luminosite de l’ecran reste a sa plus haute intensite pendant de
longues periodes, l’image pourrait y rester imprimee de facon
permanente.
18. Pour Cviter les deformations de l’image ou les perturbations de
couleur, ne pas placer de sources de magnetisme telles que
telephones, postes de television, haut-parleurs ou tournevis
magnetiques a proximite du moniteur.
19. Apres s’etre set-vi du moniteur, l’eteindre en pressant l’interrupteur.
Toujours attendre au moins cinq secondes avant de le remettre en
marche. Debrancher le moniteur lorsqu’on ne devra pas l’utiliser
pendant de longues periodes.
20. Debrancher le moniteur et s’adresser au personnel de service autorise
dans les conditions suivantes:
A. Si le cordon est effiloche ou la prise est endommagee.
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B.
Si le moniteur est entre en contact avec des liquides comme la
pluie ou des boissons renversees.
C. Si le moniteur ne repond pas normalement aux commandes
pas&es en suivant les instructions. Ajuster uniquement les
controles decrits dans les instructions; il est possible de
gravement endommager l’appareil en touchant les autres, ce qui
pourrait necessiter l’intervention d’un technicien qualifie pour
le remettre en Ctat de marche.
D. Si le moniteur est tombe, ou si l’ecran ou le coffre ont CtC
endommages.
E.
Si la performance du moniteur est nettement differente de
l’ordinaire.
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Star Compliance . . . . . . . . . . .
Where to Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CompuServe On-line Support . . . . . . .
Unpacking the Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the Tilt and Swivel Base . . . . .
Selecting a Location for the Monitor . . . .
Connecting the Monitor to Your Computer
Turning On the Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Monitor Controls . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Monitor Controls . . . . . . . . .
How Video Modes Work . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Screen Image . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interfacing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .
AC Line Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Power Management . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . .
Predefined Video Modes . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digitally Adjustable Screen Parameters
Other Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . .
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lntroduction
Your EPSON® Super VGA color monitor is a high-performance,
multifrequency, autoscan monitor for use with graphic video
controllers. It offers the following features:
17-inch, flat-square, analog color CRT display with non-glare
picture tube
High-resolution display of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels at a fast,
stable refresh rate (vertical frequency) of up to 60 Hz
Automatic scanning of all horizontal frequencies from 30 to
65.8 KHz and all vertical frequencies from 50 to 120 Hz
Seven predefined IBM® or VESA compatible video modes,
including two at VGA 640 x 480, two at Super VGA
1280 x 1024, plus one each at VGA 640 x 400, Super VGA
800 x 600, and Super VGA 1024 x 768
In addition to the seven predefined video modes, the
programmable microprocessor memory allows the monitor to
create up to five user-defined video modes, if necessary
The following six screen parameters settings are adjustable
with digital buttons at the front of the monitor: horizontal and
vertical position, width, height, side pin cushion, and trapezoid
Digital DEGUSS button, for demagnetizing the CRT
Three video sync formats: separate horizontal and vertical
sync, composite horizontal and vertical sync, or composite
horizontal and vertical sync on green (low-power mode)
A universal power supply which automatically adjusts to
different AC voltage sources
Low radiation and compliance with the latest Swedish
magnetic emissions guidelines (MPRII).
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This manual provides instructions on how to set up and use the
monitor. It describes how to adjust the monitor controls and the
screen parameter settings. It also provides troubleshooting
information and specifications.
Energy Star Compliance
The EPSON monitor complies with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, which promotes the
manufacture of energy-efficient printers, computers, and monitors.
If your computer is Energy Star compliant, the EPSON Super VGA
color monitor automatically enters a low -power standby mode
when the computer stops sending video signals to the monitor.
The power indicator at the front right of the monitor is amber
when the monitor is in this low-power mode.
The EPA estimates that if all desktop computers, monitors,
printers, and other peripheral devices met Energy Star standards,
energy cost savings would exceed $1 billion annually and carbon
monoxide emissions would be reduced by 20 million tons.
Where to Get Help
If you purchased your monitor in the United States or Canada,
EPSON provides support services through the EPSON
Connection.sm In the United States, dial (800) 922-4911. In Canada,
dial (800) GO-EPSON.
Call the EPSON Connection for the following:
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Technical assistance with the installation, configuration, and
operation of EPSON products
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Assistance in locating your nearest Authorized EPSON
Reseller or Customer Care Center
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Sales of ribbons, supplies, parts, documentation, and
accessories for your EPSON product
0 Customer Relations
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EPSON technical information and library fax service
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Product literature with technical specifications on our current
and new EPSON products.
If you purchased your monitor outside the United States, contact
an authorized EPSON reseller for support and service.
International marketing locations are listed inside the back cover
of this manual.
CompuServe On-line Support
If you have a modem, the fastest way to access helpful tips,
specifications, drivers application notes, tables for DIP switch or
jumper settings, and bulletins for EPSON products is through the
Epson America Forum on CompuServe.®
If you are already a CompuServe member, simply type GO EPSON
at the menu prompt to reach the Epson America Forum.
Unpacking the Monitor
When you unpack your monitor, make sure you have the
following items:
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Video interface cable [(to connect the monitor to the computer
(for IBM/ VGA compatibles only)]
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AC power cord (to connect the monitor to a wall outlet)
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0 Warranty card
0 Registration card.
Complete the registration card and return it to EPSON so you’ll
receive update information. Keep the warranty card for your
records.
If anything is missing or damaged, contact your EPSON
representative immediately.
Note
Be sure to keep the monitor’s original box and packing
materials in case you need to transport the monitor later.
Setting Up the Monitor
This section describes how to attach the tilt and swivel base (if it is
not already attached), select a location for the monitor, and
connect the monitor to your computer.
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Attaching the Tilt and Swivel Base
Before you attach the tilt and swivel base, cover your work area
with a blanket or foam pad to avoid scratching the monitor during
assembly. Then follow these steps:
1.
Carefully set the monitor face down on the padding so the
bottom of the monitor is facing you, as shown below.
latches
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2.
Locate the four sets of hooks and the latches on the top portion
of the tilt and swivel base, as shown above.
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3.
Hold the base so that the hooks are pointed down. Then position
the base next to the bottom of the monitor, as shown below.
4.
Insert the hooks on the base into the slots on the monitor.
5.
Slide the base down toward the front of the monitor until the
latch clicks into the locked position. Then turn the monitor
upright so it rests on its base.
Note
Always remove the tilt and swivel base before packing and
transporting the monitor. To remove the base, disconnect the
power cord from the electrical outlet and disconnect the cables
from the back of the monitor. Carefully set the monitor face
down on a padded surface. While pressing the release tab on
the bottom of the monitor, remove the base by lifting the hooks
out of the slots.
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Selecting a Location for the Monitor
Follow these guidelines when you select a location for the monitor:
Follow the safety instructions listed at the beginning of this
manual.
Use a large, sturdy desk that can support the weight of your
computer, monitor, and peripheral devices and provides
ample space to hold your equipment and work materials.
For your comfort, it is best to place the monitor directly in
front of you and sit about an arm’s length away from it.
To minimize glare and reduce eye fatigue, position the
monitor so that sunlight, desk lamps, or overhead lights do
not shine directly on the screen.
For comfortable viewing, the top of the screen should be
slightly below eye level when you are sitting in front of the
monitor. Your line of sight to the screen should be about 10° to
20° below eye level.
Connecting the Monitor to Your Computer
Before you connect the monitor to your computer, make sure your
computer and video adapter are set up to use with the monitor. If
necessary, install an appropriate video adapter card in your
computer and set any DIP switches or jumpers on the card to
support the monitor. You may also need to change jumper settings
inside the computer. See your computer or video adapter card
manual for instructions.
Follow these steps to connect the monitor to your computer:
1.
Before you connect any cables, make sure the monitor,
computer, and all other peripheral devices are turned off.
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2.
Turn the monitor around so you are looking at the back, as
shown below.
AC power inlet
D-sub VGA connector
3.
Locate the connector cable and the power cord that came with
the monitor.
4.
Plug one end of the video interface cable monitor into the
monitor’s D-sub VGA connector. Tighten the screws on the
cable connector.
5.
Plug the other end of the video interface cable into the D-sub
VGA connector on the back of your computer. Then tighten
the two screws on the connector cable. (See your computer or
video adapter card manual for more detailed instructions.)
6.
Plug the monitor’s power cord into the AC power inlet on
the back of the monitor.
7.
Plug the other end of the power cord into a properly grounded
electrical outlet.
Note
The monitor contains a universal power supply, so you can
connect it to any power supply in the range of 100 to
260 VAC with a 50 to 60 Hz line frequency.
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Turn the monitor around so the screen faces you and use the tilt
and swivel base to adjust the position of the screen for
comfortable viewing.
Note
You can also connect your monitor to an Apple® Macintosh®
computer using an appropriate cable and/or adapter. Purchase
these items at a computer accessory store.
Turning On the Monitor
Turn on the monitor by pressing the power button located at the
front right of the monitor, as shown below. The monitor’s power
indicator lights up. Now turn on the computer. After a few
seconds, an image appears on the screen. To make the image on
the screen clear and easy to read, use the brightness and contrast
controls in the image control box (see the next section).
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The power indicator light is green when the monitor is drawing
full power. When the monitor is in low-power mode, the power
indicator is amber.
Accessing the Monitor Controls
The image control box contains the image controls for the monitor.
It is located at the bottom left of the monitor. To access the
controls, you need to open the control box cover. Place your finger
on the raised dots at the center of the cover and push in until you
hear the cover latch click. Release your finger to pull down the
cover.
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Adjusting Monitor Controls
The controls and indicators in the control box are shown below.
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DEGAUSS
The following table describes the monitor controls, including the
digital adjustment buttons, the brightness and contrast dials, and
the six available screen parameter settings that adjust the screen
image. Each screen parameter setting is marked by an indicator
light and corresponding icon.
Monitorcontrols
Monitor control
SELECTbutton
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SELECT
DOWN button
Function
Selectsa screen parameterto adjust. To select a
screen parameter, repeatedly push the SELECT
button until the LED forthe parameteryou want lights.
LEDsare lit from left to right acrossthe panel. Once lit
up, you can adjust the screen parameterusing the
UPand DOWN buttons. Your changes are
automatically saved asyou make them. The default
setting isoff.
Decreasesthe value ofa selected screen parameter
in digital increments.
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UP button
Increasesthe value of the selected screen parameter
in digital increments.
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Monitor controls (continued)
Monitor control
RECALL
RECALL
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DEGAUSS button
Function
Recallsone of three factory recallvideo modeswhen
you simultaneously press the UP and DOWN buttons.
Factory recallvideo modes are included in the seven
predefined video modes the monitor reserves in
memory. The difference is that, while you can adjust
the screen parameter settings of any video mode,
only factory recall modes are restorable to their
original factory settings should you want to return to
them. To recall an initial factory setting, turn the
monitor off and on again, then press the RECALL
buttons. If the monitor is not using a factory recall
mode, pressing the RECALL buttons will not alteryour
screen. For more information on predefined video
modes, see the “Specifications’ section and the
“How Video Modes Work” section; for more
information on the recall feature see the “How Video
Modes Work” section
Demagnetizesthe screen and removescolor
impuritiescaused by magnetic fields.
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DEGAUSS
BRlGHTNESS controI Adjusts the brightness of the screen image. Turn the
control clockwise to increase the brightness; turn it
counterclockwise to decrease the brightness.
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CONTRAST control
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POWER button
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Adjusts the contrast (the degree ofdifference
between the lightest and darkest parts of the screen
image). Turn the control clockwise to increase the
contrast; turn it counterclockwise to decrease the
contrast.
Turns the monitoron and off. When you turn the
monitoroff, any adjustments you have made to the
currently lit screen parameterare automatically
stored in memory, modifying the current video mode.
(See the screen parameter descriptions below.)
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Monitor controls (continued)
Monitor control
Function
Horizontal
position LED
Centersthe screen image horizontally. Press the UP
button to move the image left or the DOWN button
to move the image right.
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Width LED
Adjusts the width of the screen image. Press the
DOWN button to decrease the width of the image or
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Side pin cushion
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Adjusts the height of the screen image. Press the
DOWN button to decrease the height of the image or
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Straightensthe verticalscreen image edges. Press the
UP button to make the image more convex or the
DOWN button to make it more concave.
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Monitor controls (continued)
Monitor control
Function
Trapezoid
(keystoning) LED
Adjusts the slope of the verticalscreen image edges.
Press the DOWN button to decrease the width of the
bottom edge. Press the UP button to increase the
width of the bottom edge.
Caution
Pressing SELECT to leave a screen parameter (or turning the
monitor off while the parameter is still lit) automatically
saves any changes you made to that screen parameter.
How Video Modes Work
The EPSON 17” multifrequency monitor is equipped with seven
predefined industry-standard video modes to support virtually
any resolution and frequency you may require. However, if the
combination of your computer, video adapter, and application
program requires a nonstandard video mode, your monitor creates
a new, “user-defined” video mode. The monitor chooses the
appropriate mode automatically; you never have to decide when
to use a predefined or user-defined video mode. The monitor can
create and save up to five user-defined video modes. Altogether, it
can store up to 12 video modes (seven predefined and five
user-defined) at a time. For a list of the predefined video modes,
see the “Specifications” section.
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Once the monitor has chosen the appropriate video mode to use,
you may need to adjust or “fine-tune” the screen image using the
SELECT and UP and DOWN digital buttons. These buttons control
the distortion, width, height, and horizontal and vertical positions
of the image on the screen. Every time you adjust one of these
screen parameters, the monitor redefines the video mode to reflect
your new settings. In this way, you continually customize the
monitor’s video modes to suit your screen images.
Although the monitor allows you to modify the screen parameter
settings of any video mode, the microprocessor sets aside three of
the predefined modes-called factory recall modes-in permanent
memory as well, in case you ever need to recall them. If the
monitor is using a factory recall video mode, and you find you
have over-adjusted the screen parameters, you can recall the
original factory settings and retry the adjustment. You won’t be
able to tell if your monitor is using a factory recall mode until you
try to recall the original settings, how ever.
To try the RECALL feature, first turn off the monitor (keep the
computer on), then turn it on again. Next, press the RECALL
buttons (UP and DOWN buttons). If your monitor is using a factory
recall mode, your screen restores the appropriate original factory
recall settings. If not, your screen won’t change. You have to keep
readjusting your parameter settings until they meet your
requirements.
For more detailed instructions on how to save and adjust certain
screen parameter settings, see the “Adjusting Monitor Controls”
section on page 11, or the “Adjusting the Screen Image” section
below.
You probably will never need more than 12 video modes. Should
the monitor find it necessary to create a new (user-defined) video
mode when all of its 12 memory locations are full, it replaces the
oldest video mode that isn’t one of the three factory recall video
modes.
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When the monitor is about to delete a mode, all the parameter
indicators blink until you adjust one or more of the screen
parameters, indicating that you want the monitor to recognize and
save a user-defined mode. See the “Adjusting the Screen Image”
section below for instructions on how to adjust screen parameters.
The monitor accepts interlaced timing rates. However
interlaced modes are not recommended because they may
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Adjusting the Screen Image
To adjust screen parameter settings for any video mode, follow
these steps:
1.
Display the screen image you need to adjust. Then open the
control box as described on page 10.
2.
Press the SELECT button. The indicator (LED) for a screen
parameter (such as Horizontal Position) lights up. If necessary,
press the SELECT button again until the indicator for a
screen parameter you want to adjust is lit.
3.
Adjust the screen parameters using the UP and DOWN buttons as
described in the table on page 11.
4.
Press the SELECT button until the indicator for the next screen
parameter (if any) you want to adjust is lit and then adjust the
parameter.
5.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are satisfied with the image you
see.
The monitor saves your settings even after you turn it off.
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Note
If you aren’t satisfied with the screen parameters you’ve set, or
want to begin again, you can only abort the current settings if
the monitor is using a factory recall video mode. Try the
RECALL button (UP and DOWN buttons); if the monitor screen
resets, you can begin again. If the monitor screen stays the
same, you cannot abort your current settings.
Cleaning the Monitor
To keep the monitor operating at its best, it is important to clean it
regularly. Follow these steps:
1.
Turn off the monitor and unplug the power cord from the wall
outlet.
2.
Use a damp, lint-free cloth to wipe the monitor cabinet; do
not use a wet cloth.
3.
To clean the screen, spray a household glass cleaner on a cloth;
then wipe the screen.
Caution
To avoid electric shock, do not spray cleaner directly on the
monitor. Do not use solvents or abrasives to clean the monitor;
these may discolor the cabinet or damage the screen’s anti-glare
coating.
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Troubleshooting
This section provides solutions to monitor problems you may
encounter. If these procedures do not solve the problem, see
page 2 for information on where to get help.
The power indicator does not light.
1.
The monitor’s power may not be on. Press the power button. The
power is on when the button is pressed in.
2.
Make sure the power cord is fully plugged into the AC inlet on
the back of the monitor and the electrical outlet.
3.
Check the operation of the electrical outlet by plugging in a lamp
or other electrical device to see if it works.
4.
Contact your Authorized EPSON Servicer; the monitor needs
repair.
The power indicator is amber.
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1.
The monitor may be in power management mode. Press any
computer key or move the mouse to return to normal mode.
2.
Make sure that you are using the video interface cable that came
with the monitor, and that it is properly connected to the
monitor’s D-sub VGA connector and to the computer’s video
interface. See “Connecting the Monitor to Your Computer” on
page 7.
3.
The input signals may be outside the monitor’s horizontal and
vertical frequency ranges (30 to 65 KHz horizontal and 50 to
120 Hz vertical). Make sure the input signals are within the
specified ranges.
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4.
Make sure your computer’s video adapter is set up for use with
the monitor and that any DIP switches or jumpers in the
computer or on a video adapter card are set properly. See your
computer and/ or video adapter card manual for instructions.
5.
Contact your Authorized EPSON Servicer; the monitor needs
repair.
The power indicator is lit, but there is no image on the
screen, the image is faint or scrambled, and/or the control
box indicators are blinking sequentially.
1.
Make sure the computer is turned on
2.
Make sure the video interface cable is properly connected to the
monitor’s D-sub VGA connector and to the computer’s video
interface. See “Connecting the Monitor to Your Computer” on
page 7.
3.
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls.
4.
The input signals may be outside the monitor’s horizontal and
vertical frequency ranges (30 to 65 KHz horizontal and 50 to
120 Hz vertical). Make sure the input signals are within the
specified ranges.
5.
Make sure your computer’s video adapter is set up for use with
the monitor and that any DIP switches or jumpers in the
computer or on a video adapter card are set properly. See your
computer and/ or video adapter card manual for instructions.
6.
Check if you need to set up your application program(s) to
match your monitor.
7.
Contact your Authorized EPSON Servicer; the monitor needs
repair.
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The image on the screen is misaligned when you use a
particular application program.
Adjust the screen parameter settings as described in the
“Adjusting Monitor Controls” section on page 11, or the
“Adjusting the Screen Image” section on page 16.
The image is not centered on the screen.
Adjust the horizontal and/ or vertical position settings as
described in “Adjusting Monitor Controls” on page 11.
The image is too big or too small for the screen.
Adjust the width and/ or height settings as described in
“Adjusting Monitor Controls” on page 11.
The sides of the image ate not straight
Adjust the side pin cushion and trapezoid settings as described in
“Adjusting Monitor Controls” on page 11.
There are colored spots on the screen (bad color purity) or
the image is distorted.
Electromagnetic interference may be present. Move any devices
that generate magnetism (such as telephones, televisions, speakers,
or magnetic screwdrivers) away from the monitor. Then press the
DEGAUSS button once to demagnetize the screen.
The image control indicators are blinking.
All 12 video mode memory locations are full. The microprocessor
in the monitor will delete and replace the oldest non-permanent
video mode with the new video mode when you adjust its screen
parameters using the SELECT, UP, and DOWN buttons.
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17” Super VGA Color Monitor
Specifications
CRT
Size
17 inches (432 mm) diagonal,
double focus, FS CRT
Pitch
0.28 mm
Phosphor
P22
Light transmission
52%
Deflection angle
90°
Anti-glare treatment
Non-glare
Display
Image size
(landscape mode)
11.8 inches x 8.8 inches
(300 mm x 225 mm)
WxH)
Aspect ratio
4:3
Video bandwidth
110 MHz
Resolution
Up to 1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz refresh
rate (vertical frequency)
Misconvergence
0.4 / 0.55 mm
Intensity
20 fL minimum
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Interfacing Requirements
Input signals
Video: RGB analog
Input impedance: 75 Ohm
Sync: TTL, positive/ negative
composite, TTL, positive/ negative
composite, Sync. on Green 0.3 vp-p
negative
Sync signal types
Sync type
Separate
c
+
Composite
Green video
HorizontaI sync
Vertical sync
Video
Horizontal sync
Vertical sync
Video
Composite
horizontal/vertical
Sync
Not connected
Sync on Green
Not connected
Not connected
c
Composite
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Video input
0 to 0.7 V maximum
Horizontal frequency
30 to 65 KHz; continuous range,
autoscan
Vertical frequency
50 to 120 Hz; continuous range,
autoscan
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Signal connector
15-pin, D-sub, VGA, detachable
5
0
6
15
D-sub connectorpin assignments
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AC Line Voltage
Input ranges
100 to 240 VAC, 2.0 A (100 W)
Frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Display Power Management
~ consumption
Normal
On
Standby
&spend
On
~LED color
On
Green
On
Amber
Off
<15w
Amber
<8W
Amber
Environmental Requirements
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Condition
Operating range
Non-operating range
Temperature
50° F to 95° F
(10°C to 35°C)
-4° F to +140°F
(-20°C to +6O°C)
Humidity
(non-condensing)
8%to 80% RH
5%to 100 % RH
A It it u d e
10,000 feet
(3,000 meters)
39,000 feet
(12,000 meters)
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Redefined Video Modes
Mode
Resolution
1*
720x400
H-frequency (KHz)
V-frequency (Hz)
31.5
70
31.5
60
56.5
70
37.8
73
47.9
72
46.6
84
L
2*
640x480
c
3*
1024x768
+
4
640x480
L
5
800x600
c
6
7
1280x1024
I
c
1280x1024
I
63.3
L
60
* Factory recallvideo mode
Safety Standards
UL, CSA, FCC-B, FDA, TUV-GS, FTZ-B, and ROV; low radiation
and compliance with the latest Swedish magnetic emissions
guidelines (MPRII)
Digitally Adjustable Screen Parameters
Horizontal position, width, vertical position, height, side pin
cushion, trapezoid
Other Controls
Power button, brightness control, contrast control, SELECT button,
UP button, DOWN button, RECALL button, DEGAUSS button
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Physical Characteristics
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Weight
45.1 lb (20.5 kg)
Width
16.5 inches (420 mm)
Height
17.2 inches (437.5 mm)
Depth
18.8 inches (479 mm)
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