BenQ G50 Car Video System User Manual

G50 / GL50 Series
LCD Monitor
User Manual
Copyright
Copyright 2013 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any
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optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of BenQ
Corporation.
Disclaimer
BenQ Corporation makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with
respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties, merchantability or
fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this
publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of
BenQ Corporation to notify any person of such revision or changes.
The performance of flicker-free may be affected by external factors such as poor cable quality,
unstable power supply, signal interference, or poor grounding, and not limited to the above
mentioned external factors. (Applicable for flicker-free models only.)
Please follow these safety instructions for best performance, and long life for your
monitor.
Power Safety
• The AC plug isolates this equipment from the AC supply.
• The power supply cord serves as a power disconnect device for pluggable equipment. The
socket outlet should be installed near the equipment and be easily accessible.
• This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marked label. If you
are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company.
• An approved power cord greater or equal to H03VV-F or H05VV-F, 2G or 3G, 0.75mm2 must
be used.
Care And Cleaning
• Cleaning. Always unplug your monitor from the wall outlet before cleaning. Clean the LCD
monitor surface with a lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Avoid using any liquid, aerosol or glass
cleaners.
• Slots and openings on the back or top of the cabinet are for ventilation. They must not be
blocked or covered. Your monitor should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
source, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
• Never push objects or spill liquid of any kind into this product.
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Servicing
Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltages or other risks. If any of the above mentioned misuse or other
accident such as dropping or mishandling occurs, contact qualified service personnel for
servicing.
BenQ ecoFACTS
BenQ has been dedicated to the design and development of greener product as part of its
aspiration to realize the ideal of the "Bringing Enjoyment 'N Quality to Life" corporate vision
with the ultimate goal to achieve a low-carbon society. Besides meeting international regulatory
requirement and standards pertaining to environmental management, BenQ has spared no
efforts in pushing our initiatives further to incorporate life cycle design in the aspects of
material selection, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, using and disposal of the products.
BenQ ecoFACTS label lists key eco-friendly design highlights of each product, hoping to ensure
that consumers make informed green choices at purchase. Check out BenQ's CSR Website at
http://csr.BenQ.com/ for more details on BenQ's environmental commitments and
achievements.
For
GL950A / GL950AM / GL950 / GL950M
GL955A / GL951A / GL951AM / GL2055A /
GL2055 / GL2055M / GL2250 / GL2250M /
GL2250HM / GL2250TM / GL2251M /
GL2251TM / GL2450 / GL2450M /
GL2450HM / GL2450HT / GL2750HM
For
G950A / G950AM / G951A / G955A /
G2250 / G2250HM / G2255A / G2255 /
G2251M / G2251TM / G2450 / G2450HM /
G2750 / G2750HM
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Table of Contents
Copyright ......................................................................................................................................2
Getting started .............................................................................................................................5
Getting to know your monitor ................................................................................................7
Front view .....................................................................................................................................................7
Back view ......................................................................................................................................................7
How to assemble your monitor hardware ...........................................................................9
How to detach the base ......................................................................................................................... 13
Using the monitor wall mounting kit ................................................................................................... 15
Getting the most from your BenQ monitor ...................................................................... 16
How to install the monitor on a new computer .............................................................................. 17
How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer ................................................................. 19
How to install on Windows 8 system (selected models only) ..................................................... 20
How to install on Windows 7 system ................................................................................................ 21
How to install on Windows Vista systems ........................................................................................ 22
Picture optimization ................................................................................................................. 23
How to adjust your monitor ................................................................................................. 24
The control panel .................................................................................................................................... 24
Hot key mode ........................................................................................................................................... 25
Main menu mode ..................................................................................................................................... 26
Appendix: Assembling your monitor with a height adjustment stand (HAS) ............ 39
How to attach the monitor base ......................................................................................................... 39
How to detach the base ......................................................................................................................... 41
Adjusting the monitor height ................................................................................................................ 42
Rotating the monitor .............................................................................................................................. 43
Viewing angle adjustment ....................................................................................................................... 44
Using the monitor wall mounting kit ................................................................................................... 45
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................................... 46
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) ...................................................................................................... 46
Need more help? ..................................................................................................................................... 47
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Getting started
When unpacking please check you have the following items. If any are missing or damaged,
please contact the place of purchase for a replacement.
BenQ LCD Monitor
Monitor Stand
(for models without height adjustment
stand)
Monitor Base
(for models without height adjustment
stand)
Monitor Base
(for models with height adjustment stand)
Quick Start Guide
CD-ROM
Power Cord
(Picture may differ from product supplied
for your region.)
Getting started
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Video Cable: D-Sub
Video Cable: DVI-D
(Optional accessory for models with DVI
inputs, sold separately)
Video Cable: HDMI
(Optional accessory for models with HDMI
inputs, sold separately)
Audio Cable
(Optional accessory for models with
speakers, sold separately)
• Available accessories and the pictures shown here may differ from the actual contents and the product
supplied for your region. For cables that are not supplied with your product, you can purchase them
separately.
• Consider keeping the box and packaging in storage for use in the future when you may need to transport the
monitor. The fitted foam packing is ideal for protecting the monitor during transport.
Always keep the product and accessories out of reach of small children.
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Getting started
Getting to know your monitor
Front view
1
1. Control buttons
2. Power button
2
Back view
3
3
3. Speakers (for models with speakers)
4. Input and output ports (vary by model,
see Input and output ports on page 8)
5. Kensington lock slot
4
5
• Above diagram may vary depending on the model.
• Picture may differ from product supplied for your region.
Getting to know your monitor
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Input and output ports
Available input and output ports may vary depending on your purchased model. Check the
Specification document on the provided CD for details.
Models with HDMI inputs
1. AC power input jack
2. Audio Line In
3. Headphone jack
1
2 3 4 5
6
Models with dual inputs and speakers
4. HDMI socket
5. DVI-D socket
6. D-Sub socket
1
2 3
5
6
Models with analog-only inputs and speakers
1
2 3
6
Models with dual inputs
1
5
6
Models with analog-only inputs
1
8
Getting to know your monitor
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How to assemble your monitor hardware
• If your model came with a height adjustment stand (HAS), refer to Appendix: Assembling your monitor with a
height adjustment stand (HAS) on page 39 for details on hardware installation.
• If the computer is turned on you must turn it off before continuing.
Do not plug-in or turn-on the power to the monitor until instructed to do so.
• The following illustrations are for your reference only. Available input and output jacks may vary depending on
the purchased model.
1. Attach the monitor base.
Please be careful to prevent damage to the monitor. Placing
the screen surface on an object like a stapler or a mouse will
crack the glass or damage the LCD substrate voiding your
warranty. Sliding or scraping the monitor around on your
desk will scratch or damage the monitor surround and
controls.
Protect the monitor and screen by clearing a flat open
area on your desk and placing a soft item like the
monitor packaging bag on the desk for padding.
Gently lay the screen face down on a flat clean padded
surface.
Attach the monitor stand to the monitor base as
illustrated until it locks in place.
Gently attempt to pull them back apart to check that
they have properly engaged.
Orient and align the stand arm with the monitor, then
push them together until they click and lock into place.
How to assemble your monitor hardware
9
If the screen size is 27 inches, follow the illustrations on the
right to attach the monitor stand and the base. Tighten the
screw that fixes the stand to the monitor. Use of a flat-head
screwdriver is recommended.
2
1
1
2
2
1
Gently attempt to pull them back apart to check that
they have properly engaged.
You should position the monitor and angle the screen to
minimize unwanted reflections from other light sources.
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How to assemble your monitor hardware
-5 ~ +15
O
O
2. Connect the video cable
Either
Do not use both DVI-D cable and D-Sub cable on the same
PC. The only case in which both cables can be used is if they
are connected to two different PCs with appropriate video
systems. (Not available for analog-only models).
To Connect the D-Sub Cable
Connect the plug of the D-Sub cable (at the end
without the ferrite filter) to the monitor video socket.
Connect the other end of the cable (at the end with the
ferrite filter) to the computer video socket.
Tighten all finger screws to prevent the plugs from
accidently falling out during use.
To Connect the DVI-D Cable
Connect the plug of the DVI-D cable (at the end without
the ferrite filter) to the monitor video socket. Connect
the other end of the cable (at the end with the ferrite
filter) to the computer video socket.
Or
Tighten all finger screws to prevent the plugs from
accidently falling out during use.
To Connect the HDMI Cable
Connect the plug of the HDMI cable to one of the two
HDMI ports on the monitor. Connect the other end of
the cable to the HDMI port of a digital output device.
Or
If there is more than one video transmission method available
to you, you might want to take the picture quality of each
video cable into consideration before making the connection.
- Better quality: HDMI / DVI-D
- Good quality: D-Sub
The video cables included in your package and the socket
illustrations on the right may vary depending on the product
supplied for your region.
3. Connect the audio cable (for models with
speakers).
Connect the audio cable between the socket on the
rear of the monitor (Line In) and your computer audio
outlet.
How to assemble your monitor hardware
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You may connect headphones to the headphone jack
found next to the Line In jack of the monitor.
Location of the Line In and headphone jacks may vary by
model. Check Input and output ports on page 8 for details.
4. Connect the power cable to the monitor.
Plug one end of the power cord into the socket labelled
on the rear of the monitor. Do not connect the
other end to a power outlet just yet.
5. Connect-to and turn-on the power.
Plug the other end of the power cord into a power
outlet and turn it on.
Picture may differ from product supplied for your region.
Turn on the monitor by pressing the power button on
the right of the monitor.
Turn on the computer too, and follow the instructions
in Getting the most from your BenQ monitor on page
16 to install the monitor software.
To extend the service life of the product, we recommend that
you use your computer's power management function.
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How to assemble your monitor hardware
How to detach the base
1. Prepare the monitor and area.
Turn off the monitor and the power before unplugging
the power cable. Turn off the computer before
unplugging the monitor signal cable.
Protect the monitor and screen by clearing a flat open
area on your desk and placing a soft item like a towel on
the desk for padding, before laying the screen face down
on a flat clean padded surface.
Please be careful to prevent damage to the monitor. Placing
the screen surface on an object like a stapler or a mouse will
crack the glass or damage the LCD substrate voiding your
warranty. Sliding or scraping the monitor around on your
desk will scratch or damage the monitor surround and
controls.
2. Push the locking clips upward to detach the
monitor base from the monitor stand arm.
1
While pushing the locking clips upward, detach the
stand base from the stand arm.
2
3. Remove the monitor stand.
Insert a pointed object such as a screwdriver to the
hole above the monitor stand arm, and then push the
screwdriver against the release button inside the hole.
Then pull the monitor stand backward away from the
monitor.
1
2
How to assemble your monitor hardware
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If the screen size is 27 inches, follow the illustration on the
right to detach the monitor base. Release the screw that
fixes the stand to the monitor. Use of a flat-head screwdriver
is recommended. Then pull the monitor stand backward
away from the monitor.
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1
3
1
2
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How to assemble your monitor hardware
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Using the monitor wall mounting kit
The back of your LCD monitor has a VESA standard mount with 100mm pattern, allowing the
installation of a wall mount bracket. Before starting to install a monitor wall mounting kit,
please read the precautions carefully.
Precautions:
• Install your monitor and monitor mounting kit on a wall with flat surface.
• Ensure that the wall material is stable to support the weight of the monitor.
• Turn off the monitor and the power before disconnecting the cables from the LCD monitor.
1. Remove the monitor base.
Lay the screen face down on a clean and well-padded
surface.
Detach the monitor base as instructed in How to
detach the base on page 13.
1
2
If the screen size is 27 inches, follow the illustration on the
right to detach the monitor stand.
In case you intend to use your monitor on the stand in the
future, please keep the monitor base, monitor stand, and
screws somewhere safe for future use.
1
2
2. Follow the instruction manuals of the wall
mount bracket you purchased to complete
the installation.
How to assemble your monitor hardware
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Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
To gain the most benefit from your new BenQ LCD monitor, you should install the custom
BenQ LCD Monitor driver software as provided on the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM.
The circumstances under which you connect and install your BenQ LCD Monitor will
determine which process you need to follow to successfully install the BenQ LCD Monitor
driver software. These circumstances relate to which version of Microsoft Windows you are
using, and whether you are connecting the monitor and installing the software onto a new
computer (without existing monitor driver software), or whether you are upgrading an existing
installation (which already has existing monitor driver software) with a newer monitor.
In either case however, the very next time you turn on your computer (after connecting the
monitor to your computer), Windows will automatically recognize the new (or different)
hardware, and will launch its Found New Hardware wizard.
Follow the wizard instructions until it asks you to select a monitor model. At that point, click
the Have Disk button, insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM and select the appropriate
monitor model. Further details and step-by-step instructions for either an automatic (new) or
upgrade (existing) installation, see:
• How to install the monitor on a new computer on page 17.
• How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer on page 19.
• If you require a User Name and Password to login to your Windows computer, you must be logged on as an
Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to install the monitor driver software.
Furthermore, if your computer is connected to a network which has security access requirements, network
policy settings may prevent you from installing software on your computer.
• To check the name of the purchased model, refer to the specification label on the back of the monitor.
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Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
How to install the monitor on a new computer
This instruction details the procedure for selecting and installing the BenQ LCD Monitor driver
software on a new computer which has never had a monitor driver installed before. This
instruction is only suitable for a computer which has never been used before, and for which the
BenQ LCD Monitor is the first ever monitor to be connected to it.
If you are adding the BenQ LCD Monitor to an existing computer that has already had another monitor
connected to it (and has monitor driver software installed), you should not be following these instructions. You
should instead be following the instructions for How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer.
1. Follow the instructions in How to assemble your monitor hardware on page 9.
When Windows starts, it will automatically detect the new monitor and launch the Found New
Hardware Wizard. Follow the prompts until it displays the option to Install Hardware Device
Drivers.
2. Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM into a CD drive on the computer.
3. Check Search for a suitable driver for my device option, and click Next.
4. Check the option for CD-ROM drives (uncheck all others) and click Next.
5. Look to confirm that the wizard has selected the correct name of your monitor and click
Next.
6. Click Finish.
7. Restart the computer.
To find the suitable driver files for the purchased model, refer to the following table.
Driver files
Suitable models
GL950A
GL950A / GL950AM
GL950
GL950 / GL950M
GL955
GL955A
G950A
G950A / G950AM
GL951A
GL951A / GL951AM
G951A
G951A
G955A
G955A
GL2055
GL2055 / GL2055M / GL2055A
GL2250
GL2250 / GL2250M / GL2250TM
GL2250H
GL2250HM
G2250
G2250
G2250H
G2250HM
GL2251
GL2251M / GL2251TM
G2251
G2251M / G2251TM
G2255A
G2255A
G2255
G2255
Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
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Driver files
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Suitable models
GL2450
GL2450 / GL2450M
GL2450H
GL2450HM / GL2450HT
G2450
G2450
G2450H
G2450HM
GL2750H
GL2750HM
G2750
G2750
G2750H
G2750HM
Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer
This instruction details the procedure for manually updating the existing monitor driver
software on your Microsoft Windows computer. It is currently tested as compatible for
Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista Operating System (OS).
The BenQ LCD Monitor driver for your model may well function perfectly with other versions of Windows,
however, as at the time of writing, BenQ has done no testing of this driver on other versions of Windows and
cannot guarantee its operation on those systems.
Installing monitor driver software involves selecting an appropriate information file (.inf) on the
BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM for the particular model monitor you have connected, and
letting Windows install the corresponding driver files from the CD. You need only steer it in
the right direction. Windows has an Upgrade Device Driver Wizard to automate the task and
guide you through the file selection and installation process.
See:
• How to install on Windows 8 system (selected models only) on page 20
• How to install on Windows 7 system on page 21.
• How to install on Windows Vista systems on page 22.
Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
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How to install on Windows 8 system (selected models only)
1. Open Display Properties.
Move the cursor to the lower-right of the screen or press the Windows + C buttons on the
keyboard to bring up the Charm bar. Go to Settings, Control Panel, Devices and Printers
and right-click the name of your monitor from the menu.
Alternatively, right-click the desktop and select Personalize, Display, Devices and Printers,
and right-click the name of your monitor from the menu.
2. Select Properties from the menu.
3. Click the Hardware tab.
4. Click Generic PnP Monitor, and then the Properties button.
5. Click the Driver tab and the Update Driver button.
6. Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM into a CD drive on the computer.
7. In the Update Driver Software window, select the option Browse my computer for
driver software.
8. Click Browse and navigate to the following directory: d:\BenQ_LCD\Driver\ (where d is
the drive letter designator for the CD-ROM drive).
The drive letter for your CD drive may differ from the example above depending upon your system - it may be
'D:' or 'E:' or 'F:' etc.
9. Select the correct folder name of your monitor from provided driver list, and click Next.
This will copy and install the appropriate monitor driver files to your computer.
10. Click Close.
You may be prompted to restart your computer after the driver update is complete.
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Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
How to install on Windows 7 system
1. Open Display Properties.
Go to Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Devices and Printers and right-click the
name of your monitor from the menu.
Alternatively, right-click the desktop and select Personalize, Display, Devices and Printers,
and right-click the name of your monitor from the menu.
2. Select Properties from the menu.
3. Click the Hardware tab.
4. Click Generic PnP Monitor, and then the Properties button.
5. Click the Driver tab and the Update Driver button.
6. Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM into a CD drive on the computer.
7. In the Update Driver Software window, select the option Browse my computer for
driver software.
8. Click Browse and navigate to the following directory: d:\BenQ_LCD\Driver\ (where d is
the drive letter designator for the CD-ROM drive).
The drive letter for your CD drive may differ from the example above depending upon your system - it may be
'D:' or 'E:' or 'F:' etc.
9. Select the correct folder name of your monitor from provided driver list, and click Next.
This will copy and install the appropriate monitor driver files to your computer.
10. Click Close.
You may be prompted to restart your computer after the driver update is complete.
Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
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How to install on Windows Vista systems
1. Open Display Settings.
Right-click the desktop and select Personalize from the popup menu.
Select Display Settings from the Personalize appearance and sounds window.
The Display Settings window will display.
2. Click the Advanced Settings button.
The Generic PnP Monitor Properties window will display.
3. Click the Monitor tab and the Properties button.
4. Click Continue in the prompted User Account Control window.
5. Click the Driver tab and the Update Driver button.
6. Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM into a CD drive on the computer.
7. In the Update Driver Software window, select the option Browse my computer for
driver software.
8. Click Browse and navigate to the following directory: d:\BenQ_LCD\Driver\ (where d is
the drive letter designator for the CD-ROM drive).
The drive letter for your CD drive may differ from the example above depending upon your system – it may be
‘D:’ or ‘E:’ or ‘F:’ etc.
9. Select the correct folder name of your monitor from provided driver list, and click Next.
This will copy and install the appropriate monitor driver files to your computer.
10. Click Close.
You may be prompted to restart your computer after the driver update is complete.
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Getting the most from your BenQ monitor
Picture optimization
The easiest way to obtain an optimal display from an analog (D-Sub) input is to use the AUTO
key function. Press the AUTO key to optimize the currently displayed image to the screen.
When you connect a digital input signal using a digital (DVI or HDMI) cable to your monitor, the AUTO key and
the Auto Adjustment function will be disabled, because the monitor will automatically display the best image.
Please ensure that the connected graphic card on your computer is set to the native resolution of the monitor
when you use the AUTO key function.
If you wish, you can always adjust the screen geometric settings manually using geometry menu
items. To assist you in this endeavour, BenQ has provided a screen test image utility which you
can use to check for screen color, grayscale and line gradient display.
1. Run the test program auto.exe from CD-ROM. You could also use any other image, such as
the desktop of your operating system. However, we recommend that you use auto.exe. As
you run auto.exe, a test pattern displays.
2. Press the AUTO key on the monitor.
3. Press the MENU key to access the monitor On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
4. Use the
or
keys to select DISPLAY and press the ENTER key to enter the menu.
5. If you notice a vertical noise (like a curtain effect-shimmering of vertical lines), press the
or
keys to select Pixel Clock and press the ENTER key. Then press the
or
keys to adjust the monitor until the noise disappears.
6. If you notice a horizontal noise, press the
or
keys to select Phase and press the
ENTER key. Then press the
or
keys to adjust the monitor until the noise
disappears.
Picture optimization
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How to adjust your monitor
The control panel
For models without speakers
1
2
3
4
5
6
For models with speakers
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. AUTO: Adjusts vertical position, phase, horizontal position and pixel clock automatically.
2. MENU key: Activates OSD main menu and return to the previous menu or exit OSD.
3.
4.
/Display Mode key (for models without speakers): For Up/Increase adjustment. The key
is the hot key for Display Mode.
/Volume key (for models with speakers): For Up/Increase adjustment. The key is the
hot key for Volume.
/Mode key: For Down/Decrease adjustment. The key is the hot key for Mode.
5. ENTER key: Enters sub menus and select items. For models with DVI inputs, this key is
also the hot key for Input.
6. Power : Turns the power on or off.
OSD = On Screen Display.
The hot keys will display a graduated scale for adjusting the value of that setting, and will only operate while the
OSD menu is not currently displaying. Hot key displays will disappear after a few seconds of no key activity. See
Hot key mode on page 25.
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How to adjust your monitor
Hot key mode
The monitor keys perform as hot keys to provide direct access to particular functions
whenever the menu isn't currently displaying on-screen.
Display Mode hot key (for models without speakers)
Press the
key continually to switch
between Full and Aspect. The setting will
take effect immediately.
See also Display Mode on page 32.
Volume hot key (for models with speakers)
Press the
key to display the Volume
indicators. Further press the
key will
increase the volume, while the
decrease the volume.
key will
To Mute, press the Volume hot key for 3
seconds. To release Mute, press the
Volume hot key for 3 more seconds.
Mode hot key
Press the
key continually to switch
between the 6 modes for the main
window, including Standard, Movie,
Game, Photo, sRGB, and Eco. The
setting will take effect immediately.
See also Picture Mode on page 31.
Input hot key (not available for analog-only models)
Press the ENTER key to toggle between
different PC video signal inputs that may
be connected to your monitor.
The setting will take effect immediately.
See also Input on page 35.
How to adjust your monitor
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Main menu mode
You can use the OSD (On Screen Display) menu to adjust all the settings on your monitor.
Available menu options may vary depending on the input sources, functions and settings. Menu
options that are not available will become grayed out.
Press the MENU key to display the following main OSD menu.
1
2
3
4
Depending on your purchased model,
different OSD menus are available.
5
1. Display
2. Picture
DISPLAY
MODE: Standard
4. Audio (for models with speakers)
Auto Adjustment
H. Position
10
V. Position
12
Pixel Clock
1
5. System
12
Phase
Move
3. Picture Advanced
ENTER Select
MENU
Exit
Use the
(up) or
(down) keys to
highlight a menu item, and press the
ENTER key to enter the Menu item
settings.
The OSD menu languages may differ from the product supplied to your region, see “Language on page 36” under
“OSD Settings” for more details.
For more information on each menu, please refer to the following pages:
• Display menu on page 27
• Picture menu on page 29
• Picture Advanced menu on page 31
• Audio menu on page 34
• System menu on page 35
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How to adjust your monitor
Display menu
Available menu options may vary depending on the input sources, functions and settings. Menu
options that are not available will become grayed out.
1. Press the MENU key to display the main
menu.
2. Press the
DISPLAY
MODE: Standard
Auto Adjustment
H. Position
10
V. Position
12
Pixel Clock
1
Move
Item
Auto
Adjustment
3. Press the
or
keys to move the
highlight to a menu item and then press
the ENTER key to select that item.
12
Phase
ENTER Select
or
keys to select
DISPLAY and then press the ENTER
key to enter the menu.
MENU
Exit
Function
4. Press the
or
keys to make
adjustments or selections.
5. To return to the previous menu, press
the MENU button.
Operation
Range
Optimizes and adjusts the
Press the ENTER key to
screen settings automatically
select this option and
for you. The AUTO key is a ‘hot make adjustment.
key’ for this function.
When you connect a digital video
output using a digital (DVI or
HDMI) cable to your monitor,
the AUTO key and the Auto
Adjustment function will be
disabled.
H. Position
Adjusts the horizontal position
of the screen image.
V. Position
Adjusts the vertical position of
the screen image.
0 to 100
Pixel Clock
Adjusts the pixel clock
frequency timing to synchronize
with the analog input video
signal.
Not applicable to a digital
input signal.
0 to 100
Press the
or
keys
to adjust the value.
0 to 100
See also: Picture optimization
on page 23.
How to adjust your monitor
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Item
Phase
Function
Adjusts the pixel clock phase
timing to synchronize with the
analog input video signal.
Not applicable to a digital
input signal.
See also: Picture optimization
on page 23.
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Operation
Press the
or
keys
to adjust the value.
Range
0 to 63
Picture menu
Available menu options may vary depending on the input sources, functions and settings. Menu
options that are not available will become grayed out.
1. Press the MENU key to display the main
menu.
2. Press the
PICTURE
MODE: Standard
Brightness
12
Contrast
10
Sharpness
3. Press the
or
keys to move the
highlight to a menu item and then press
the ENTER key to select that item.
1
3
Gamma
Color
ON
AMA
Move
Item
ENTER Select
MENU
or
keys to select
PICTURE and then press the ENTER
key to enter the menu.
Back
Function
4. Press the
or
keys to make
adjustments or selections.
5. To return to the previous menu, press
the MENU button.
Operation
Range
Brightness
Adjusts the balance between Press the
key to increase
light and dark shades.
the brightness and press the
key to decrease the
brightness.
0 to 100
Contrast
Adjusts the degree of
Press the
key to increase
difference between darkness
the contrast and press the
and lightness.
key to decrease the contrast.
0 to 100
Sharpness
Adjusts the clarity and
visibility of the edges of the
subjects in the image.
Press the
key to improve
the crispness of the display
and press the
key to have
softness effect on the display.
1 to 5
Gamma
Adjusts the tone luminance.
The default value is 3 (the
standard value for
Windows).
Press the
key to increase
the gamma value (tone
becomes darker) and press
the
key to decrease the
gamma value (tone becomes
lighter).
1~ 5
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Item
Function
Operation
Range
Color - Press ENTER to enter the Color menu.
Color
Temperature
Normal: Allows video and
Press the
or
still photographs to be
select this option.
viewed with natural coloring.
This is the factory default
color.
keys to
Bluish: Applies a cool tint to
the image and is factory
pre-set to the PC industry
standard white color.
Reddish: Applies a warm tint
to the image and is factory
pre-set to the news print
standard white color.
User Mode: The blend of the
Red, Green and Blue
primary colors can be
altered to change the color
tint of the image. Go to the
succeeding Red, Green, and
Blue menus to change the
settings.
Red
Press the
or
keys and
the ENTER key to select Red,
Green, or Blue. Then use the
or
keys to make the
color adjustments.
Tailors the image color tint. Press the
or
Decreasing one or more of adjust the value.
the colors will reduce their
respective influence on the
color tint of the image. (e.g.
if you reduce the Blue level
the image will gradually take
on a yellowish tint. If you
reduce Green, the image will
become a magenta tint.)
keys to
0 to 100
Hue
Adjusts the degree of how
we perceive colors.
Press the
or
adjust the value.
keys to
0 to 100
Saturation
Adjusts the purity degree of
colors.
Press the
or
adjust the value.
keys to
0 to 100
Reset Color
Resets the custom color
settings to the factory
defaults.
Press the
or
keys to
change the settings.
• YES
Press the
or
keys to
change the settings.
• ON
Green
Blue
• NO
Press MENU to leave the Color menu.
AMA (for
Improves the gray level
models with response time of the LCD
HDMI inputs) panel.
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• OFF
Picture Advanced menu
Available menu options may vary depending on the input sources, functions and settings. Menu
options that are not available will become grayed out.
1. Press the MENU key to display the main
menu.
2. Press the
or
keys to select
PICTURE ADVANCED and then press
PICTURE ADVANCED
MODE: Standard
Picture Mode
Standard
Senseye Demo
Dynamic Contrast
OFF
3. Press the
or
keys to move the
highlight to a menu item and then press
the ENTER key to select that item.
YUV
4. Press the
or
keys to make
adjustments or selections.
5
Display Mode
Color Format
HDMI RGB PC Range
Move
Item
Picture
Mode
RGB (16~235)
ENTER Select
the ENTER key to enter the menu.
MENU
Exit
Function
Selects a picture mode that
best suits the type of images
shown on the screen.
• Standard - for basic PC
application.
• Movie - for viewing
videos.
5. To return to the previous menu, press
the MENU button.
Operation
Range
Press the
or
keys to • Standard
change the settings.
• Movie
• Game
• Photo
• sRGB
• Eco
• Game - for playing video
games.
• Photo - for viewing still
images.
• sRGB - for better color
matching representation
with the peripheral devices,
such as printers, DSCs, etc.
• Eco - for saving electricity
with low power
consumption by providing
minimum brightness for all
running programs.
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Item
Function
Range
Senseye
Demo
Displays the preview of
Press the
or
keys to • ON
screen images under the
change the settings.
• OFF
selected mode from Picture
Mode. The screen will be
divided into two windows;
the left window demonstrates
images of Standard mode,
while the right window
presents the images under the
specified mode.
Dynamic
Contrast
The function is to
automatically detect the
distribution of an input visual
signal, and then to create the
optimal contrast.
Display
Mode
This feature is provided to
Press the
or
keys to • Overscan
allow aspect ratios other than change the settings.
• Full
16:9 or 16:10 (depending on
• Aspect
the purchased model) to be
displayed without geometric
distortion.
• Overscan - Slightly enlarges
the input image. Use this
feature to hide annoying
edge noise if present around
your image.
• Full - Scales the input image
to fill the screen. Ideal for
16:9 or 16:10 (depending on
the purchased model)
aspect images.
• Aspect - The input image is
displayed without geometric
distortion filling as much of
the display as possible.
Depending on the
purchased model, 16:9 or
16:10 images will fill the
screen horizontally while 4:3
or 5:4 images will fill the
screen vertically.
To find out the monitor aspect
ratio of the purchased model,
please check the Specification
document on the provided
CD.
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0 to 5
Press the ENTER key to
select this option. Press the
or
keys to change
the settings.
The options under Display
Mode will be different
depending on the input
signal sources.
Item
Color
Format
Function
Determines the color space
(RGB or YUV) based on the
following detected video
signal:
Operation
Range
Press the ENTER key to
• RGB
select this option. Press the • YUV
or
keys to change
the settings.
• D-Sub (VGA) from PC: The
default Color Format is
RGB.
• D-Sub (Component) from a
video device: The default
Color Format is YUV.
You might need to manually set
the Color Format if colors
shown on the monitor screen
do not display properly.
• DVI (for models with DVI
inputs): Color Format is
automatically set to RGB.
• HDMI (for models with
HDMI inputs): Color
Format is not selectable. In
other words, Color Format
is automatically set
depending on the input
video source.
HDMI RGB
PC Range
(for models
with HDMI
inputs)
Determines the range of
color scales. Select an option
that matches the RGB range
setting on the connected
HDMI device.
Press the ENTER key to
• RGB (0 ~ 255)
select this option. Press the • RGB (16 ~
or
keys to change
235)
the settings.
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Audio menu
Available menu options may vary depending on the input sources, functions and settings. Menu
options that are not available will become grayed out.
1. Press the MENU key to display the main
menu.
AUDIO
MODE: Standard
Volume
10
Mute
OFF
Audio Select
Auto Detect
Move
Item
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ENTER Select
MENU
Function
Exit
2. Press the
or
keys to select
AUDIO and then press the ENTER key
to enter the menu.
3. Press the
or
keys to move the
highlight to a menu item and then press
the ENTER key to select that item.
4. Press the
or
keys to make
adjustments or selections.
5. To return to the previous menu, press
the MENU button.
Operation
Range
Volume
Adjusts the audio volume
Press the
key to
increase the volume and
press the
key to
decrease the volume.
Mute
Mutes the audio input
Press the
or
keys to • ON
change the settings.
• OFF
Audio Select
(for models
with HDMI
inputs)
Allow users to select the
audio source or let the
monitor detect it
automatically
Press the
or
keys to • Auto Detect
change the settings.
• PC Audio
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0 ~ 100
• HDMI Audio
System menu
Available menu options may vary depending on the input sources, functions and settings. Menu
options that are not available will become grayed out.
1. Press the MENU key to display the main
menu.
2. Press the
SYSTEM
MODE: Standard
Input
D-sub
DDC/CI
OFF
Auto Power off
OFF
Information
Reset All
Move
Item
Input
ENTER Select
MENU
keys to select
key to enter the menu.
3. Press the
or
keys to move the
highlight to a menu item and then
press the ENTER key to select that
item.
OSD Settings
HDMI Auto Switch
or
SYSTEM and then press the ENTER
Exit
4. Press the
or
keys to make
adjustments or selections.
5. To return to the previous menu, press
the MENU button.
Function
Operation
Use this to change the input
to that appropriate to your
video cable connection type.
Press the
or
keys
to change the settings.
Analog-only models do not
have the Input function.
Range
• DVI
• D-sub (VGA)
• HDMI (for
models with
HDMI inputs)
OSD Settings - Press ENTER to enter the OSD Settings menu.
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Item
Language
Function
Operation
Sets the OSD menu language. Press the
or
keys
to change the settings.
Range
• English
• French
• German
• Italian
• Spanish
The language options
displayed on your OSD
may differ from those
shown on the right,
depending on the product
supplied in your region.
• Polish
• Japanese
• Czech
• Traditional
Chinese
• Hungarian
• Simplified
Chinese
• Serbo-Croatian
• Romanian
• Dutch
• Russian
• Swedish
• Portuguese
H. Position
Adjusts the horizontal
position of the OSD menu.
V. Position
Adjusts the vertical position
of the OSD menu.
0 to 100
Display Time
Adjusts the display time of the
OSD menu.
• 5 Sec.
Press the
or
keys
to change the settings.
0 to 100
• 10 Sec.
• 15 Sec.
• 20 Sec.
• 25 Sec.
• 30 Sec.
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Item
OSD Lock
Function
Operation
Range
Prevents all the monitor
settings from being
accidentally changed. When
this function is activated, the
OSD controls and hotkey
operations will be disabled.
Press the
or
keys
to change the settings.
• YES
• NO
To unlock the OSD
controls when the OSD is
preset to be locked, press
and hold the MENU key
for 15 seconds to enter
the OSD Lock option and
make changes.
Alternatively, you may use
the or keys to select
NO in the OSD Lock
submenu from the OSD
Settings menu, and all
OSD controls will be
accessible.
Press MENU to leave the OSD Settings menu.
DDC/CI*
Allows the monitor settings
to be set through the
software on the PC.
Press the ENTER key to
select this option. Press
the
or
keys to
change the settings.
• ON
HDMI Auto
Switch
(for models
with HDMI
inputs)
When this function is
activated, HDMI port will be
in the input auto select loop.
Otherwise, HDMI can only be
selected by input select or by
hot key.
Press the ENTER key to
select this option. Press
the
or
keys to
change the settings.
• ON
Auto Power
off
Sets the time to power off the Press the ENTER key to
monitor automatically in
select this option. Press
power saving mode.
the
or
keys to
change the settings.
• OFF
• OFF
• OFF
• 10min.
• 20min.
• 30min.
Information
Displays the current monitor
property settings.
• Input
• Current
Resolution
• Optimum
Resolution
(best with the
monitor)
• Model Name
Reset All
Resets all mode, color and
geometry settings to the
factory default values.
Press the
or
keys
to change the settings.
• YES
• NO
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*DDC/CI, short for Display Data Channel/Command Interface, which was developed by Video Electronics
Standards Association (VESA). DDC/CI capability allows monitor controls to be sent via the software for remote
diagnostics.
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Appendix: Assembling your monitor with a height
adjustment stand (HAS)
How to attach the monitor base
• If the computer is turned on you must turn it off before continuing.
Do not plug-in or turn-on the power to the monitor until instructed to do so.
• The following illustrations are for your reference only. Available input and output jacks may vary depending on
the purchased model.
Please be careful to prevent damage to the monitor. Placing
the screen surface on an object like a stapler or a mouse will
crack the glass or damage the LCD substrate voiding your
warranty. Sliding or scraping the monitor around on your
desk will scratch or damage the monitor surround and
controls.
Protect the monitor and screen by clearing a flat open
area on your desk and placing a soft item like the
monitor packaging bag on the desk for padding.
Gently lay the screen face down on a flat clean padded
surface.
While holding the monitor firmly against the desk, pull
the monitor stand arm upwards clear of the monitor.
Orient and align the stand base socket with the end of
the stand arm, then push them together. Tighten the
thumbscrew on the bottom of the monitor base as
illustrated.
2
3
1
Gently attempt to pull them back apart to check that
they have properly engaged.
Carefully lift the monitor, turn it over and place it
upright on its stand on a flat even surface.
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Extend the monitor to the maximum extended position.
Then tilt the monitor. And rotate the monitor 90
degrees counterclockwise as illustrated.
-90
You might want to adjust the monitor height. See
Adjusting the monitor height on page 42 for more
information.
You should position the monitor and angle the screen to
minimize unwanted reflections from other light sources.
-5 ~ +15
O
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How to detach the base
To move the monitor properly, you should extend the monitor to its maximum
height, then place one hand on the upper part of the monitor stand and the other
hand on the lower part of the stand as illustrated.
1. Prepare the monitor and area.
Turn off the monitor and the power before unplugging
the power cable. Turn off the computer before
unplugging the monitor signal cable.
Gently lift the display up and extend the stand to the
maximum extended position.
Protect the monitor and screen by clearing a flat open
area on your desk and placing a soft item like a towel on
the desk for padding, before laying the screen face down
on a flat clean padded surface.
Please be careful to prevent damage to the monitor. Placing
the screen surface on an object like a stapler or a mouse will
crack the glass or damage the LCD substrate voiding your
warranty. Sliding or scraping the monitor around on your
desk will scratch or damage the monitor surround and
controls.
2. Release the thumbscrew on the bottom of
the monitor base and detach the monitor
base as illustrated.
1
2
3
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Adjusting the monitor height
To adjust the monitor height, hold both the left and the
right sides of the monitor to lower the monitor or lift it
up to the desired height.
• Avoid placing hands on the upper or lower part of the height-adjustable stand or at the
bottom of the monitor, as ascending or descending monitor might cause personal
injuries. Keep children out of reach of the monitor while performing this operation.
• If the monitor has been rotated to portrait mode and height adjustment is desired, you
should be noted that the wide screen will keep the monitor from being lowered to its
minimum height.
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Rotating the monitor
1. Pivot the display.
Before rotating the monitor with a portrait viewing orientation, the display has to be rotated 90 degrees.
Right-click the desktop and select Screen resolution from the popup menu. Select Portrait in
Orientation, and apply the setting.
Depending on the operating system on your PC, different procedures should be followed to adjust the screen
orientation. Refer to the help document of your operating system for details.
2. Fully extend the monitor and tilt it.
Gently lift the display up and extend it to the maximum
extended position. Then tilt the monitor.
The monitor should be vertically extended to allow the
monitor to rotate from landscape to portrait mode.
3. Rotate the monitor 90 degrees clockwise as
illustrated.
To avoid the edge of the LCD display hitting the monitor base
surface while it is being rotated, do tilt and extend the monitor
to the highest position before you start to rotate the display.
You should also make sure there are no obstacles around the
monitor and there is enough room for cables. You might need
to route the cables again via the cable clip after the rotation.
90
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4. Adjust the monitor to the desired viewing
angle.
Viewing angle adjustment
You may position the screen to the desired angle with -5° to +15° monitor tilt, 90° (left and
right total) monitor swivel, and 110 mm monitor height.
-5 ~ +15
O
O
-45 ~ +45
O
O
110 mm
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Appendix: Assembling your monitor with a height adjustment stand (HAS)
Using the monitor wall mounting kit
The back of your LCD monitor has a VESA standard mount with 100mm pattern, allowing the
installation of a wall mount bracket. Before starting to install a monitor wall mounting kit,
please read the precautions carefully.
Precautions:
• Install your monitor and monitor mounting kit on a wall with flat surface.
• Ensure that the wall material is stable to support the weight of the monitor.
• Turn off the monitor and the power before disconnecting the cables from the LCD monitor.
1. Remove the monitor base.
Lay the screen face down on a clean and well-padded
surface. Detach the monitor base as instructed in How to
detach the base on page 41.
2. Remove the monitor stand.
Use a a cross-pointed screwdriver to release the screws
that fixing the monitor stand to the monitor.The use of a
magnetic-head screwdriver is recommended to avoid of
losing the screws.
Then pull the monitor stand backward away from the
monitor.
In case you intend to use your monitor on the stand in the
future, please keep the monitor base, monitor stand, and
screws somewhere safe for future use.
3. Follow the instruction manuals of the wall
mount bracket you purchased to complete
the installation.
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Troubleshooting
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
The image is blurred:
Read the instructions on the link "Adjusting the Screen Resolution" on the CD, and then
select the correct resolution, refresh rate and make adjustments based on these instructions
How do you use a VGA extension cable?
Remove the extension cable for the test. Is the image now in focus? If not, optimize the
image by working through the instructions in the "Adjusting the refresh rate" section on the
link "Adjusting the Screen Resolution". It is normal for blurring to occur due to conduction
losses in extension cables. You can minimize these losses by using an extension cable with
better conduction quality or with a built-in booster.
Does the blurring only occur at resolutions lower than the native (maximum) resolution?
Read the instructions on the link "Adjusting the Screen Resolution" on the CD. Select the
native resolution.
Pixel errors can be seen:
One of several pixels is permanently black, one or more pixels are permanently white, one
or more pixels are permanently red, green, blue or another color.
• Clean the LCD screen.
• Cycle power on-off.
• These are pixels that are permanently on or off and is a natural defect that occurs in LCD
technology.
The image has a faulty coloration:
It has a yellow, blue or pink appearance.
Select MENU > PICTURE > Color > Reset Color, and then choose “YES” in the “Caution”
message box to reset the color settings to the factory defaults.
If the image is still not correct and the OSD also has faulty coloration, this means one of the
three primary colors is missing in the signal input. Now check the signal cable connectors. If
any pin is bent or broken off, please contact your dealer to get necessary support.
No image can be seen:
Is the prompt on the display illuminated in green?
If the LED is illuminated in green and there is a message “Out of Range” on the screen, this
means you are using a display mode that this monitor does not support, please change the
setting to one of the supported mode. Please read the “Preset display modes” section from
the link "Adjusting the Screen Resolution".
Faint shadow from the static image displayed is visible on the screen:
• Activate the power management function to let your computer and monitor go into a low
power "sleep" mode when not actively in use.
• Use a screensaver to prevent the occurrence of image retention.
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Is the prompt on the display illuminated in orange?
If the LED is illuminated in orange, the power management mode is active. Press any button
on the computer keyboard or move the mouse. If that does not help, check the signal cable
connectors. If any pin is bent or broken off, please contact your dealer to get necessary
support.
Is the prompt on the display not illuminated at all?
Check the power supply mains socket, the external power supply and the mains switch.
The image is distorted, flashes or flickers:
Read the instructions on the link "Adjusting the Screen Resolution" on the CD, and then
select the correct resolution, refresh rate and make adjustments based on these instructions.
You are running the monitor at its native resolution, but the image is still distorted.
Images from different input sources may appear distorted or stretched on the monitor
running at its native resolution. To have the optimal display performance of each type of input
sources, you can use the "Display Mode" function to set a proper aspect ratio for the input
sources. See Display Mode on page 32 for details.
The image is displaced in one direction:
Read the instructions on the link "Adjusting the Screen Resolution" on the CD, and then
select the correct resolution, refresh rate and make adjustments based on these instructions.
The OSD controls are inaccessible:
• To unlock the OSD controls when the OSD is preset to be locked, press and hold the
“MENU” key for 15 seconds to enter the “OSD Lock” option and make changes.
• Alternatively, you may use the
or
keys to select “NO” in the “OSD Lock” submenu
from the “OSD Settings” menu (under SYSTEM), and all OSD controls will be accessible.
No sound can be heard from the built-in speakers (for models with speakers only):
• Check whether Line In is properly connected.
• Increase the volume (volume may be muted or too low).
• Remove your headphone and/or external speakers. (If they are connected to the monitor,
the built-in speakers are automatically muted.)
No sound can be heard from the connected external speakers (for models with speakers
only):
• Remove your headphone (if the headphone is connected to the monitor).
• Check whether the headphone jack is properly connected.
• If the external speakers are USB-powered, check whether the USB connection is OK.
• Increase the volume (volume may be muted or too low) on the external speakers.
Need more help?
If your problems remain after checking this manual, please contact your place of purchase or
e-mail us at: Support@BenQ.com.
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