Medion LCD COLOR MONITOR Operating instructions

15 Inch TFT
Color Monitor
Operating Instructions
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Contents:
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................. I
NOTES ON THESE INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................................................... 1
Our Target Group .............................................................................................................. 1
Quality ............................................................................................................................. 1
Service ............................................................................................................................ 1
PURPOSE OF USE.................................................................................................................1
INCLUDED EQUIPMENT ......................................................................................................... 1
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS................................................................................................... 2
Operating Safety ...............................................................................................................2
Point of use ...................................................................................................................... 2
Repair .............................................................................................................................. 3
Intended Environment........................................................................................................ 3
Power Supply .................................................................................................................... 3
Standards/Electro-Magnetic Compatibility ............................................................................. 4
Ergonomics .................................................................................................................... 4
Electrical Safety ..............................................................................................................4
Important Additional Safety Instructions ............................................................................... 4
FCC Compliance Statement ................................................................................................. 5
Declaration of Conformity ................................................................................................. 5
START-UP ........................................................................................................................... 6
Preparations on Your Computer ........................................................................................... 6
Supported Monitor Settings............................................................................................... 6
Display Properties ........................................................................................................... 6
Connecting the Monitor....................................................................................................... 8
n Connecting Signal Cable................................................................................................ 8
o Connecting Audio Cable (optional) .................................................................................. 8
p Connecting the Power Supply ........................................................................................ 8
Positioning of the Monitor ................................................................................................... 9
Your posture...................................................................................................................9
Working Ergonomics ...................................................................................................... 10
SETTING THE MONITOR POSITION ....................................................................................... 11
CONTROLS........................................................................................................................ 12
SETTING THE TFT MONITOR ................................................................................................ 13
OSD Menu ...................................................................................................................... 13
SAVING ENERGY ................................................................................................................ 15
SERVICE........................................................................................................................... 16
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................... 16
Finding the problem....................................................................................................... 16
Check Connections and Cables ........................................................................................ 16
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................ 16
Do you require additional Support? .................................................................................... 17
PRECAUTIONS ................................................................................................................... 18
RECYCLING ....................................................................................................................... 18
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................... 18
GUARANTEE ...................................................................................................................... 19
Liability limitations........................................................................................................... 19
Copying this manual ........................................................................................................ 19
Pixel Defects on TFTs (LCD-Displays).................................................................................. 20
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Notes on these instructions
Please read through these operating instructions carefully and follow the instructions given. In this
way you will guarantee reliable operation and a long life for your TFT monitor. Always keep these
instructions handy and close by your TFT monitor. Keep the instructions and the packaging so that if
you sell or give away your TFT monitor you can give them to the new owner.
We have arranged these instructions so that you can quickly find the subject related information in
the table of contents.
The purpose of these instructions is helping you operate your TFT display safely, quickly and easily.
Our Target Group
Thank you for purchasing our TFT display. We thank you for your confidence in our products and are
pleased to greet you as a new customer. These instructions are intended for initial users as well as
advanced users.
Quality
We focused on great features, ease of use and reliability in manufacturing your TFT monitor. The
balanced hardware and software concept offers you an advanced display design which will provide
you a great deal of pleasure for your work and entertainment.
Thank you for your confidence in our products. We are pleased to welcome you as a new customer.
Service
Service and support will be available every time you use your new TFT Display. Contact us, we will
be glad to help. This manual contains a separate chapter on the subject of service beginning on
page 16.
Purpose of use
• This TFT monitor is intended as an output device for computers and only suitable for use in
dry inner spaces.
Included Equipment
Please check your new TFT Display for completeness. Notify us within 14 days after purchase if it
is not complete. With your TFT monitor you receive:
• 1 - TFT screen
• 1 - 15-pin D-Sub data cable
• 1 - DVI data cable
• 1 - Guarantee card
• 1 - CD with operating instructions and drivers
NOTES ON THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Safety and Precautions
Operating Safety
• Do not allow children to play unattended on electrical equipment. Children may not always
correctly recognize danger.
• Keep the packing materials, such as foil away from children. The danger of suffocation
could arise in the case of misuse.
• Never open the housing of the TFT monitor (electric shock, short-circuit and the danger of
fire)!
• Do not insert any objects through the slots and openings into the inside of the TFT (electrical shock, short-circuit and the danger of fire)!
• Slots and openings in the TFT monitor are for ventilation purpose. Do not cover these openings, as otherwise this may lead to overheating (overheating, danger of fire)!
• Never exert pressure on the display. This could break the monitor.
• An injury hazard exists when the display breaks. Wear protective gloves to pack the broken
parts and send them into your service center for proper disposal. Then wash your hands with
soap, because it is possible for chemicals to escape.
• Do not touch the display with your fingers or with sharp objects to avoid damage.
Please proceed as outlined in the Customer Service section:
• if the power cable overheats or is damaged
• if liquid has gotten into the monitor
• if the TFT monitor is dropped or the housing damaged
Point of use
• In the first hours of operation, new devices may emit a typical, unavoidable but completely
harmless smell, which will decline increasingly in the course of time.
We recommend you to ventilate the room regularly, in order to counteract the formation of the
smell. During the development of this product, we have made sure that the applicable limits
are clearly fallen below.
• Keep your TFT monitor and all units connected to it away from moisture and avoid dust,
heat and direct sunlight. Failure to observe these instructions can lead to malfunctions or
damage to the TFT monitor.
• Do not operate your device in the open air, because external influences, such as rain, snow,
etc. could damage the device.
• Do not place any containers filled with liquid (vases or similar containers) on the device.
The container could tip over and liquid can impair electrical safety.
• Do not place any open sources of fire (candles or similar objects) on the device.
• Pay attention to sufficiently large clearances in the wall cupboard. Maintain a minimum
clearance of 10 cm around the device for sufficient ventilation.
• Place and operate all units on a stable, level and vibration-free surface in order to avoid
the TFT monitor from falling.
• Avoid dazzle, reflections, extreme light/dark contrast in order to save your eyes and
ensure a pleasant, ergonometric work station.
• Take regulator breaks when working with your TFT monitor in order to avoid tension and
fatigue.
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Repair
• Leave all repairs of your TFT monitor to authorized and qualified personnel only.
• Should a repair be necessary, please contact one of our authorized service partners only.
Intended Environment
• The TFT monitor can be operated at an ambient temperatures of between +41°F and +95°F
(5° C to 35° C) and at a relative humidity of between 20% and 85% (without condensation).
• When switched off, the monitor can be stored at between -4°F and +140°F (-20° C - +60°
C), up to the maximum height of 39,000 ft (12,000 m) above sea level at a relative humidity
of between 20% and 80% (without condensation).
• After transporting your TFT monitor please wait until it has assumed the ambient temperature
before connecting and switching it on. Extremely high variations in the temperature or humidity may result in condensation forming on the inside of the TFT monitor which could cause
an electrical short-circuit.
Power Supply
Please pay attention: Pats of the device are still live, even if the mains switch is
switched off. Pull the mains plug out of the socket, to interrupt the power supply to
your TFT monitor or to release the device from voltage completely.
• Operate your TFT monitor mains (power supply) only on grounded sockets with AC 100240V~/ 50-60 Hz. If you are not sure about the power supply at your location, check with
your power company.
• For additional safety we recommend use of an excessive voltage protection device to protect your TFT monitor from damage resulting from voltage surges or lightning.
• To interrupt the TFT monitor from mains (power supply) disconnect the plug from the socket.
• To avoid power consumption when the device is switched off either pull out the power plug
when the device is not used or connect the device to a master-/slave power bar.
• The power socket must be in the vicinity of your TFT monitor and within reach of the power
cables. DO NOT stretch the power cables tightly to reach a power socket.
• If you use an extension cable, ensure that it fulfills the VDE requirements. Please ask your
electrician.
• You should lay the TFT Monitor cables in a manner that no one can trip or step on it.
• To avoid damage of cable do not place any objects or furniture on the cable.
• Your device has an On and Off switch. The TFT monitor can be switched on or off by means of
it. No electricity is consumed if the switch is at OFF (0). Set the On/Off switch to OFF or use
a master/slave power strip to avoid consuming electricity when the equipment has been
switched off.
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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Standards/Electro-Magnetic Compatibility
Your monitor fulfils the requirements for electro-magnetic compatibility and electrical safety specified in the following standards:
EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
UL60950 / CAN CSA 22.2 No 60950, FCC
• When connecting ensure that Guidelines for Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) are observed.
• Provide an interval of at least one meter from high-frequency and magnetic sources of interference (television sets, loudspeakers, mobile telephones, etc.) in order to avoid malfunctions and data loss.
Ergonomics
• This monitor complies with all relevant regulations such as DIN EN ISO 9241-3, DIN EN ISO
9241-7 and DIN EN ISO 9241-8.
• For ergonomic reasons we suggest not to use the base-color blue on dark subfonds. This would
cause bad readability and would increase eye strain.
• While working with screens you should take breaks periodically to avoid tension and fatigue.
• In order to save your eyes and to assure a convenient working area you should avoid glare,
reflections and strong contrasts on the screen. For more detailed information on workplace
ergonomics, see page 4.
Electrical Safety
EN 60950
Safety of information technology equipment.
• The connection of devices is limited to equipment that complies with EN60950 “Safety of information technology equipment” or EN60065 “Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus.
Safety requirements”
• For U.S. / Canadian purposes: The PC should only be connected to equipment which complies
with UL 60950 / CAN CSA 22.2 No 60950
Important Additional Safety Instructions
When using any electronic equipment, basic safety precautions should always be taken. Following
the guidelines below can reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to person:
• Do not use this product near water (e.g., near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry
tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool).
• Avoid using a telephone/modem (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use the telephone/modem to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
• Use only the power cord indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They
may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
• Keep batteries away from children at all times.
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FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of 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 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 into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Shielded interface cables, if any, must be used in
order to comply with the emission limits.
Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for
Class B Personal Computers:
We:
Medion Aktiengesellschaft____________
(Name of the Responsible Party)
Located at: Gänsemarkt 16 – 18_________________
D-45127 Essen_____________________
Germany__________________________
(Address, City, State, Zip Code)
Fax : 0 201 / 81 081 – 227____
(Facsimile Number for conformity issues only)
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR Parts 2 and
15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed, is identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to
reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to
quantity production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation. The above named party is responsible for ensuring that the equipment complies with the
standards of 47CFR §§15.101 to 15.109.
Trade Name:
Medion
Type or Model Number:
MD 30105
Party Responsible:
MEDION AG
Executed on (Date), at (Place):
27th of June, 2006, Essen
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
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Start-Up
Note
Before start-up always read the Chapter "Safety and Precautions" on page 1ff.
Preparations on Your Computer
If you have operated your computer previously with a CRT monitor, it will be necessary for you to
make a few preparations. This is required when your previous monitor was operated with settings
which are not supported by your new TFT monitor.
Supported Monitor Settings
This TFT monitor supports the following modes:
Resolution
Horizontal Frequency
Vertical Frequency
720 x 400
31.47 KHz
70 Hz
640 x 480
31.47 KHz
60 Hz
640 x 480
37.86 KHz
72.8 Hz
640 x 480
37.5 KHz
75 Hz
800 x 600
37.88 KHz
60.3 Hz
800 x 600
48.08 KHz
72.2 Hz
800 x 600
46.87 KHz
75 Hz
1024 x 768
48.36 KHz
60 Hz
1024 x 768
56.48 KHz
70.1 Hz
1024 x 768* 60.02 KHz
75 Hz
*recommended physical resolution
Display Properties
This Windows program offers you the possibility of adapting the display to your monitor. This includes items such as the background image, the screen saver, the Active Desktop (Web) as well as
other settings for your monitor and video card.
The program can be started as follows:
• Right mouse click on Windows desk top and left mouse click on "Properties".
Or
• Start the "Display" program in "System control".
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(Ill.: Display Properties)
The resolution can be set under “Screen resolution”. Your monitor can display a maximum of 1024
x 768 image dots.
This resolution corresponds to the physical resolution. TFT monitors achieve complete image quality
at the physical resolution.
Then click "Color quality" to set the color depth (number of colors displayed). Your monitor supports a maximum color depth of 16 million colors corresponding to 32 bit or "True Color“.
The image repeat frequency can be set under "Advanced". A window with the characteristics of
your video card appears depending on the configuration of your computer.
Under "Adapter" you can change the desired value in
the selection field "List All Modes…".
(Ill.: Details of Display Properties)
Caution!
If your setting does not coincide with the values supported by your display, you may not
see any image.
Switch your old device on again and set the applicable values under "Display Properties" in accordance with the aforementioned options in this case.
START-UP
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Connecting the Monitor
To start using the TFT monitor straight away, please read the "Safety and Precautions" section
(page 1).
We recommend that you also read all the other sections as these contain detailed explanations and
tips on how to use your TFT display.
p
n
power supply
VGA
connection
n
o
p
On/Off switch
audio
connection
DVI
connection
(Ill.: Rearside connectors)
• Ensure that the TFT monitor is not yet connected to the line power (power cord not yet
plugged in) and neither the TFT monitor nor the computer is switched on.
• Prepare your computer for the TFT monitor if necessary with the correct settings for your TFT.
n Connecting Signal Cable
• Plug the data cable into the matching VGA connections on the computer and the monitor. You
will be able to connect your monitor by means of the DVI connector if your PC also has a DVI
output.
o Connecting Audio Cable (optional)
• Plug the audio cable into the matching sockets on the computer.
p Connecting the Power Supply
• Plug the power supply cable into the power supply socket of the TFT screen and plug the electric plug into a socket close to the TFT screen (same circuit).
• Your TFT monitor has an ON/OFF switch, by means of which you can switch the monitor on or
off, on the back. If the switch is set to 0, then no power is consumed. Set the switch to I and
next switch your monitor on using the on/off switch.
• Then switch on your computer.
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Positioning of the Monitor
Please ensure that the monitor is set up in such a way that that reflections, glare and light-dark contrast are avoided (as this will make the screen less attractive to look at).
(Ill.: Monitor positioning)
Your posture
Sitting in one position for long periods can be uncomfortable. To minimize the potential for physical
discomfort or injury, it's important that you maintain proper posture.
Back - While sitting at your work surface, make sure your back is supported by the chair's backrest
in an erect position or angled slightly backwards.
Arms - Your arms should be relaxed and loose, elbows close to your sides, with forearms and hands
approximately parallel to the floor.
Wrists - Your wrists should be as straight as possible while using the keyboard, mouse or trackball.
They should not be bent sideways, or more than 10 degrees up or down.
Head - Your head should be upright or tilted slightly forward. Avoid working with your head or trunk
twisted.
Legs - Your thighs should be horizontal or angled slightly downward. Your lower legs should be near
a right angle to your thighs. Your feet should rest flat on the floor. If necessary, use a footrest, but
double check that you have your seat height adjusted correctly before getting a footrest.
Overall - Change your position frequently and take regular breaks to avoid fatigue.
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Working Ergonomics
(Ill.: Workplace)
• Hand’s support rest: 2” – 4”
• Top line of screen should keep eye’s level or be a little beneath
• Eye’s distance to screen: 20” – 28”
• Legroom (vertical): at least 26”
• Legroom (horizontal): at least 24”
The illustration above should give you a guideline for an ergonomic workplace.
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Setting the Monitor Position
Position the TFT monitor according to your working environment. Your TFT monitor has been conceived so that you will be able to set it at the optimal angle for you.
Please take the possibilities and the corresponding angles of movement from the illustration.
(Ill.: Monitor position)
SETTING THE MONITOR POSITION
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Controls
1
2
2
3
4
5
(Ill.: Front view controls)
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Ref.
Function
Description
1
Menu/Enter
When this key is pressed the OSD (ON screen display) starts on
your TFT monitor Confirm you selection by pressing this key.
2
Down
When OSD is active this key sets a parameter value and decreases
it.
2
Up
When OSD is active this key sets a parameter value and increases
it.
3
Auto
With this key you can automatically adjust the image.
4
Operation indicator Indicates the operating state.
Blue = Normal mode,
Orange = Stand-by mode
5
Power
With this switch you can switch the TFT monitor ON and OFF.
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Setting the TFT Monitor
You can set certain parameters for the TFT monitor on the OSD menu (ON screen display).
OSD Menu
(On screen display, all pictures similar)
(Ill.: OSD menu)
Press the menu key to activate the OSD.
1. Select the options from the main menu with the function selection key 2.
2. Press the menu key to activate the sub-menu.
3. Select the options from the sub-menu with the function selection key 2.
4. Press the menu key to start the adjustment possibility.
5. Set the desired value with the function selection key 2.
The main functions and adjustment possibilities using the OSD are explained on the next pages.
Note
The setting possibilities for the TFT monitor lead only to marginal changes due to this
technology.
Icon
Item
Brightness
Adjust the overall image and background screen brightness.
Contrast
Adjust the image contrast in relation to the background.
H. Position
To move the picture image horizontally left or right.
V. Position
To move the picture image vertically up or down.
H Size
To increase or decrease the horizontal size of image.
Phase
To improve focus clarity and image stability.
Color Select
To adjust color temperature.
SETTING THE TFT MONITOR
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Icon
Item
Auto
Auto adjust display mode to its utmost performance according to VGA
setting.
Reset
Reset the currently highlighted control of the factory setting.
Language
Language selection of OSD.
OSD
H. Position
V. Position
Exit
To exit the OSD.
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Saving Energy
This monitor can be switched into various states of energy saving by the respective computer or
operating system. This meets the current requirements for reduction of power consumption.
The monitor supports the following states of low energy consumption:
Status
Power Consumption
Colour of the indicator
Standby mode (approx.)
ON
< 36 W
Blue
-
OFF
<2W
Orange
6 seconds
The monitor remains – depending on the operating system – in the state of low power consumption,
until you press a button of the keyboard or move the mouse (if available).
It takes approx. 6 seconds for the monitor to switch from standby mode to normal operation.
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Service
Troubleshooting
If your TFT monitor should have problems please check if it is properly installed and plugged according to the information given in the “Start-Up” section beginning on page 6. If the problems cannot
be solved, read the following chapter for possible solution.
Finding the problem
Many times, problems have simple causes. We would like to give you some tips to solve some common problems. Should these tips not help, please call us!
Check Connections and Cables
Start by carefully checking all cable connections visually. If the indicator lamps do not function, ensure that the TFT monitor and computer are properly connected to the line power.
Troubleshooting
No display on screen:
Check:
• Network supply: The network cable must rest securely in the socket and the network switch
must be switched on.
• Signal source: Please check that the source of the signal (computer, or other source) is
switched on and that the connecting cables are resting securely in the sockets.
• Image refresh frequency.
The current image refresh frequency must be suitable for the TFT monitor.
• Power saving mode. Press any desired key and move the mouse to deactivate the mode.
• Signal cable pins. If pins are bent, please contact your service dealer.
• Set the appropriate values for your TFT monitor (see "Preparations on your computer",
page 6).
Picture runs or not stable:
Check:
• Signal cable pins. If pins are bent, please contact your service dealer.
• Signal cable pins: The plugs of the signal cable must rest securely in the sockets.
• Video card. Check whether the settings are correct.
• Image refresh frequencies. Select permissible values for your graphic settings.
• Monitor output signal: The monitor output signal of the computers must match the technical
data of the monitor.
• Remove any interfering equipment (portable telephones, loudspeakers, etc.) from the
vicinity of your TFT monitor.
• Avoid using monitor extension cables.
Colors not displayed cleanly:
• Check the signal cable pins. If pins are bent, please contact your service dealer.
• Readjust the corresponding settings.
• Avoid using monitor extension cables.
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Characters displayed dark, picture too small, too large or not centered, etc.:
• Readjust the corresponding settings. (Setting TFT monitor, page 13)
The display is too light or too dark:
• Check that the video output level of the computer matches the technical data of the monitor.
• Select Auto Setup, to optimize the settings for brightness and contrast. The display should
show a text page (e.g. Explorer, Word, etc.), to optimize it.
Do you require additional Support?
If the suggestions in the above section have not solved your problem, please contact the hotline. We
will try and help you over the telephone. However, before you contact your Service Center, please
keep the following information available:
• How is your computer configured?
• What additional peripherals do you use?
• What messages, if any, appear on your screen?
• What software were you using when the error occurred?
• What steps have you already undertaken to solve the problem?
• If you have already been given a customer number, please keep this available.
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Precautions
You can increase the service life of your TFT monitor by taking the following precautions:
Caution!
There are no parts which can be serviced or cleaned inside of the monitor housing.
• Before cleaning always disconnect the power line and all connection cables.
• Do not use any solvents, caustic or gaseous cleaning agents.
• Clean the display with a soft, lent-free cloth.
• Ensure that no water droplets remain on the screen. Water can cause permanent
discoloration.
• Do not expose the screen to bright sunlight or ultraviolet radiation.
Please keep the packaging material safely and use it exclusively to transport the monitor.
Recycling
Packaging
Your device is packaged to protect it against damage during transportation. The packaging
is manufactured from materials that can be sent to a specialist recycling facility and disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way.
Device
At the end of its life, the appliance must not be disposed of in household rubbish. Enquire
about the options for environmentally-friendly disposal.
Specifications
• Visible display size
15” (38.1 cm), TFT
• Input voltage
Power consumption
AC 100-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz
1.0 A
max. 36 Watt
• Resolution
max. 1024 x 768
• Brightness
250 cd/m2 (typ.)
• Contrast
450:1 (typ.)
• Reaction time
16ms (typ.)
• Viewing angle
horizontal 60°/60° (typ.)
vertical
60°/40° (typ.)
• RGB input, analog
15-wired SUB-D connector
• RGB input, digital
DVI-D
• User control
ON/OFF, OSD
• Dimensions (W x H x D)
349 mm x 372 mm x 268 mm
• Ambient Temperature
Operating
Storage
• Humidity
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Operating
Storage
+41°F ~ +95°F
+5° C ~ +35°C
-4°F ~ +140°F
-20° C ~ +60°C
< 80%
< 95%
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Guarantee
The receipt serves as proof of first purchase and should be kept in a safe place. It is required should
you need to make use of the guarantee.
If the product is passed onto another user, then he shall be entitled to guarantee services for the
remaining period of the guarantee. The receipt of purchase as well as this declaration should be
passed onto the new user.
We guarantee that this equipment is in perfect working order and from a technical point of view it
complies with the descriptions in the enclosed documentation. Upon production of the receipt, the
remaining period of guarantee shall pass on from the original parts to the respective replacement
parts. If you hand in this equipment to make use of the guarantee, you must remove all programs,
data and removable storage media. Products which are sent without accessories will be replaced
without accessories. The warranty obligation does not apply in the case of the problem being caused
by an accident, a catastrophe, vandalism, misuse, incorrect use, ignoring the safety and maintenance regulations, changes by software, viruses or another piece of equipment or accessories or by
other modifications not approved by ourselves. This limited guarantee declaration replaces all other
guarantees of express or implied nature. This includes the guarantee of saleability or the suitability
for a certain purpose but is not limited to this. In some countries the exclusion of implied guarantees
is not permissible upon principle. In this case the validity of all express and implied guarantees is
limited to the guarantee period. Once this period has expired, all guarantees become invalid. In
some countries limiting the period of validity for implied guarantees is not permitted, so that the
above limitation does not come into force. If you have any questions with regard to these guarantee
conditions, please contact us.
Liability limitations
The contents of this manual are subject to unannounced changes caused by technical progress.
Manufacturer and sales shall not be responsible for any damages which have been caused as a result of omissions or errors in the information provided in this manual.
Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any of the following:
1. Claims made against you by third parties based on loss or damage.
2. Loss or damage to your blanks, recordings or data.
3. Economic follow-on damage (including lost profit or savings) or associated damage even in the
case that we have been informed of the possibilities of this type of damage.
In some countries the exclusion or limitation of accompanying or follow-on damage is not legally
accepted so that the above limitations do not come into force.
Copying this manual
This document contains legally protected information. All rights reserved. Copying in mechanical,
electronic and any other form without the written approval of the manufacturer is prohibited.
GUARANTEE
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Pixel Defects on TFTs (LCD-Displays)
Active matrix TFTs (LCD) with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel (XGA), which are in turn composed
of three sub-pixels each (red, green, blue), contain about 2.4 million addressable transistors. Because of this very high number of transistors and their extremely complex production process occasionally defective or incorrectly addressed pixels or sub-pixels may occur.
There have been several attempts in the past to define the acceptable number of defective pixels.
But this can be difficult and varies widely between different manufacturers.
MEDION, therefore, adheres to the clear and strict requirements of ISO 13406-2, class II, for the
warranty handling of all TFT display products. These requirements are summarized below.
Within ISO-standard 13406-2 the general requirements regarding
pixel defects are defined. Pixel defects are classified into three failure
types and four failure classes. Each individual pixel is made up of
three sub-pixels in the primary colors (red, green, blue).
Rows
Blue
Green
Red
Types of Pixel Failures:
• Type 1:
A constantly lit pixel (a bright, white spot), even though it is not addressed
A white pixel is caused when all three sub-pixel are lit.
• Type 2:
A pixel that does not light up (dark, black spot), although it is addressed
• Type 3:
Abnormal or defective red, green or blue sub-pixels.
(E.g. constantly lit with half the brightness, one color is not shining, blinking or flickering, but
not belonging to Type 1 or 2 Pixel Failures)
In addition: A cluster of type 3 (= 2 or more defective sub-pixels in an array of 5 x 5 pixel). A
cluster is an array of 5 x 5 pixel (15 x 5 sub-pixel).
Classes of Pixel Failures:
Failure class
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Cluster v. Type 3
I
0
0
0
-
0
-
2
II
2
2
5
III
5
15
50
5
IV
50
150
500
50
The acceptable number of defects of the above mentioned types in each failure class refers to one
million pixels and has to be calculated according the physical resolution of the display.
This leads to a maximum allowed number in class II type failure:
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Resolution
Mn Pixel
Sub-Pixel
(Type s. above)
1024 x 768 (15")
0.786432
2.359296
2
2
4 -
2
1280 x 1024 (17,18, 19")
1.310720
3.932160
3
3
7 -
3
1600 x 1200 (19“)
1.920000
5.760000
4
4
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Class I type failure only applies to special applications, e.g. medical applications, and results in corresponding price increases. Class II type failure is the established standard for quality conscious
manufacturers with high quality displays.
Example 1:
A 15” - XGA-display consists of 1024 horizontal and 768 vertical picture dots (pixel), which amounts
to a total of 786,432 pixel. Related to one million pixels this translates into a factor of about 0.8.
Class II type failure consequently allows for two defects each of type 1 and type 2 and 4 defects of
type 3 and 2
clusters of type 3.
Example 2:
A 17” - SXGA-display consists of 1280 horizontal and 1024 vertical picture dots (pixel), which
amounts to a total of 1,31 million pixels. Based on one million pixels this translates into a factor of
about 1.31.
Class II type failure consequently allows for three defects each of type 1 and type 2 and 7 defects of
type 3 and 3 cluster of type 3.
These cases are normally not covered by warranty.
If the number of failures exceeds the figures of any category mentioned above then this may be
covered by the
warranty.
GUARANTEE
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