Gateway FPD1975W Computer Monitor User Manual

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USER GUIDE
Gateway FPD1975W 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
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Contents
Using Your Gateway Flat Panel Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Connecting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Setting up the optional stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Attaching the USB stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Adjusting monitor height tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adjusting monitor tilt tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting the USB hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Setting up the optional speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installing the speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Monitor buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
On-screen display options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Windows controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
EzTune software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Speaker bar does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
EPA ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Contents
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Using Your Gateway Flat Panel Monitor
• Connecting the monitor
• Setting up the optional stand
• Setting up the optional speaker bar
• Starting the monitor
• Adjusting monitor settings
• Windows controls
• Power management
• Maintaining
• Troubleshooting
• Specifications
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Connecting the monitor
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Connecting the monitor
To connect the monitor:
1 Place the monitor base on a table top, then slide the monitor neck down
onto the base until it clicks into place. You may need to press the two
buttons on the base to let the monitor slide on smoothly.
2 Position your computer and the monitor so you can reach the back of each.
3 Connect the power cord to the power connector under the back of the
display.
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Connecting the monitor
4 Connect the blue right-angle VGA video cable to the blue video connector
under the back of the display. Although a standard VGA cable is
acceptable, we recommend using the right-angle cable (available in the
U.S. at www.gateway.com), especially for use with the optional speaker
bar. The right-angle cable’s thumbscrews are easier to tighten, and the
cord does not get in the way of the speaker bar.
- OR If your computer has a digital video connector (DVI), connect a white DVI
video cable (available in the U.S. at www.gateway.com) to the white
connector under the back of the display. Although a standard DVI cable
is acceptable, we recommend using the right-angle cable (available in the
U.S. at www.gateway.com), especially for use with the optional speaker
bar. The right-angle cable’s thumbscrews are easier to tighten, and the
cord does not get in the way of the speaker bar.
5 Make sure that your computer is turned off, then connect the other end
of the video cable to the matching video port on the back of your
computer.
6 Plug the power cord into a correctly grounded electrical outlet.
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Setting up the optional stand
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Setting up the optional stand
Attaching the USB stand
In the United States, you can buy an adjustable USB stand from
www.gateway.com. The stand can be adjusted for height, tilt, and screen
rotation. When connected to your computer’s USB port, you can connect up to
four USB devices to the USB 2.0 ports on the stand.
To attach the adjustable stand:
1 Make sure that the monitor is turned off.
2 Place the monitor face-down on a soft, non-marring surface. A non-slip
mat on a tabletop is ideal. Let the monitor base hang down over the edge
of the table.
3 Press the two release buttons on the back of the monitor’s original neck,
then slide the monitor base out of the neck.
Release
Button
Release
Button
4 Remove the screw from the neck hinge, then remove the neck from the
LCD panel. Do not discard the screw.
Screw
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Setting up the optional stand
5 Place the hinge cover over the hinge. The hinge cover came with your
optional stand.
6 Attach the hinge cover using the screw you removed from the original
neck hinge.
7 Remove the four small screws from the back of the LCD panel. Do not
discard the four screws.
Screw
Screw
Screw
Screw
8 Slide the adjustable stand’s neck onto the base.
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9 Tighten the thumbscrew with your fingers (or a flat screwdriver) under the
base to secure the neck into place.
Thumbscrew
10 With the stand facing you, press the mounting bracket lever to the left and
hold it, then remove the bracket from the stand.
11 Attach the bracket to the LCD panel using the four screws you removed
previously.
Screws
Screws
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Setting up the optional stand
12 Slide the neck’s bracket slot onto the bracket’s mounting tab.
13 Press the bracket lever to the right and hold it, then lower the neck into
place and release the lever.
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Adjusting monitor height tension
The stand is factory adjusted to maintain the height for your monitor. However,
if it does not stay in place when you let go, you need to change the stand’s
height tension. You also need to adjust the stand if the amounts of force
required to raise and lower the monitor are not equal.
To adjust your monitor’s height tension:
1 Press the screwdriver access hole cap from below the base to remove it
from the base.
Screwdriver access cap
2 Insert a Phillips screwdriver through the access hole in the base and onto
the height tension screw (on the back of the stand, in the slot above the
USB In port).
Height tension screw
3 Adjust the height tension screw so the monitor stays in place when you
let go. If the monitor lowers by itself when you let go, turn the screw
clockwise several complete turns. If the monitor rises when you let go, turn
the screw counter-clockwise several complete turns. You may need to turn
the screw several times before the tension is correct for your size of
monitor.
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Setting up the optional stand
4 Adjust the height tension screw so the raising and lowering forces are
equal. After the forces are equalized, turn the tension screw clockwise two
to four turns to slightly decrease the lifting tension.
5 For optimum viewing, adjust the height so the top of the monitor is about
1 inch (2.54 cm) below eye level.
Adjusting monitor tilt tension
To adjust your monitor’s tilt tension:
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Adjust the tilt tension screw (on the top of the stand) so the monitor stays
in place when you let go. If the monitor changes its tilt angle when you
let go, turn the screw clockwise one complete turn to increase the tension.
Tilt tension screw
Ergonomic guidelines
The recommended screen positioning is based upon the following guildelines.
These guidelines are based on available scientific literature and published
standards.
Screen height
The recommended screen height for displays (except in special circumstances,
such as for bifocal use) is that the top of the display should be set at or slightly
below (about 1 inch or 25 mm) your eye level while you are sitting in a
comfortable working posture. This guideline places the center of the screen at
an ideal 15° to 20° viewing angle for most desktop displays. If the display has
multiple users, the screen height should be easily adjustable to accommodate
each user’s height and preference.
Screen tilt
The screen should be tilted so your line of sight is perpendicular to the screen.
This angle creates the most consistent viewing distance when scanning from
the top of the screen to the bottom. You may need to adjust lighting to avoid
screen glare when the screen is tilted upward.
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Screen distance from user
The screen should first be placed at arm’s length from the user, then adjusted
back and forth to suit individual preference.
Connecting the USB hub
The optional USB stand has a built-in, 4-port, USB 2.0 hub. To use these USB
connectors, you need to connect the hub to power and to your computer.
To connect your USB stand’s built-in USB hub:
1 Plug the included USB cable into the USB In port on the back of your USB
stand and into a USB 2.0 port on your computer. If you connect the stand
to a USB 1.1 port on your computer, the stand’s USB hub operates in
USB 1.1 mode.
USB In port
Power connector
USB 2.0 ports
2 To provide full power to your stand’s USB ports, connect the AC power
adapter to the power connector on the back of your USB stand and into
an AC power outlet.
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Setting up the optional speaker bar
Setting up the optional speaker bar
Power/Volume control
Kensington lock slot
Power indicator
Headphone jack
Microphone jack Headphone jack
Bass port
Bass port
Installing the speaker bar
To install the speaker bar:
Tips & Tricks
When using the speaker bar with a DVI
connection, we recommend that you use
the right-angle DVI cable so the speaker
bar does not obstruct the cable.
1 Tilt the screen back, then center the speaker bar below the screen. Make
sure that the speakers face forward.
2 Tighten the two thumbscrews on the back of the speaker bar.
3 Connect the speaker bar’s USB power cord to any available USB port on
your computer.
4 Connect the speaker bar’s headphone (green) and microphone (pink)
cables to your computer’s headphone and microphone jacks.
5 If it is not already on, turn on your computer.
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6 Turn on the speaker bar by rotating the power/volume knob clockwise.
Starting the monitor
To start the monitor:
Important
The appearance of your monitor may
vary from that shown.
1 Press the power button on the front of monitor. The power LED on the
power button turns on.
2 Turn on your computer.
After your computer is running, the power LED on the monitor’s power
button should be blue. Allow about 10 seconds for the display image to
appear. If the power LED is not blue or you do not see a display image,
check the connections. For more troubleshooting information, see
“Troubleshooting” on page 22.
3 Adjust the tilt of the monitor for the best viewing angle.
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Adjusting monitor settings
Important
4 After you see the Windows desktop, press the Auto button on the right
When adjusting the monitor settings,
always press the Auto button before
entering the OSD. This will automatically
adjust the display image to the ideal
settings for the current screen resolution.
side of the monitor to automatically adjust your display image to the ideal
settings.
5 Use the on-screen display (OSD) to adjust other monitor settings. For more
information, see “Adjusting monitor settings” on page 13.
Adjusting monitor settings
Use the monitor controls (located on the monitor itself ) and computer controls
(accessible through Windows) to adjust the display image. For more information
about computer controls, see “Windows controls” on page 16.
Monitor buttons
This monitor features an on-screen display (OSD) that lets you adjust contrast,
brightness, and other settings for the monitor. The monitor saves changes you
make to the settings, even if you turn off the monitor.
Input button
Auto button
Brightness button
Theme button
Menu button
Important
The appearance of your monitor may
vary from that shown.
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Input
OSD active: Press to move to the previous menu.
OSD inactive: Press to select the video source.
Auto
OSD active: Press to open a menu or setting.
OSD inactive: Press to automatically optimize the monitor’s image
position, clock, and phase.
(brightness)
OSD active: Press to move up through menus and adjust OSD options.
OSD inactive: Press to open the Brightness menu.
Theme
OSD active: Press to move down through menus and adjust OSD options.
OSD inactive: Press to cycle through the several preset color/video modes.
Using the Theme button, you can select between settings optimized for
watching DVDs, gaming, general use, and Web browsing.
Menu
Press to open or close the OSD.
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On-screen display options
Adjusting OSD settings
To adjust the OSD settings:
Tips & Tricks
While the OSD is active, on-screen labels
appear next to the buttons to help you
identify them.
1 Press the Auto button. The display image is automatically adjusted to the
ideal settings for your current screen resolution.
2 Press the Menu button. The OSD menu opens.
(up) and Theme (down) buttons to highlight a setting, then
press the Auto button to open the selected menu or setting.
3 Press the
(up) and Theme (down) buttons to adjust the setting to the
desired level or change the option.
4 Press the
5 Press the Input button to return to a previous menu.
6 When you have finished making all adjustments, press the Menu button
at the Main Menu to exit.
OSD menus
OSD Menu
Description
Main menu
Auto—Automatically adjusts your monitor to its optimum
settings.
Picture—Opens the Picture menu, where you can adjust
brightness, contrast, and gamma.
Geometry—Opens the Geometry menu, where you can
adjust image size and minimize distortions.
Advanced—Opens the Advanced menu, where you can
adjust color balance, change the OSD language, and display
information about current monitor settings.
Reset—Resets the monitor to its factory settings.
Main Menu
Auto
Picture
Geometry
Advanced
Reset
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Adjusting monitor settings
OSD Menu
Description
Picture menu
Brightness—Adjusts the amount of light in the darkest
portion of the picture. Use the lowest brightness setting you
are comfortable with to maximize the life of the monitor
backlights.
You may need to readjust brightness after the monitor warms
up.
Contrast—Adjusts the level of white between the lightest
and darkest portions of an image.
Gamma—Customizes the gamma level. High gamma levels
increase white levels and low gamma levels increase contrast.
Picture
Brightness
Contrast
Gamma
80
Geometry menu
H-Position—Moves the display image left and right. You can
also press the Auto button to configure the vertical and
horizontal position automatically.
V-Position—Moves the display image up and down.
Clock—Minimizes any vertical bars or stripes visible on the
screen background. The horizontal screen size will also
change.
Phase—Minimizes any horizontal distortion and clears or
sharpens the displayed characters.
Geometry
H-Position
V-Position
Clock
Phase
50
Advanced menu
Advanced
Color
Language
LED Brightness
Resolution Reminder
Color—Customizes the color levels.
Language—Changes the language of the OSD.
LED Brightness—Changes the brightness of the Standby
and Power LED to Day Mode or Nite Mode.
Resolution Reminder—If the computer display input is not
set to 1440 × 900, displays a reminder that you should
change your computer’s settings to use the optimum
1440 × 900 resolution. If you prefer using your monitor at a
resolution less than that, use this option to turn off the
Resolution Reminder. For information on changing your
computer’s display resolution, see “Windows controls” on
page 16.
Information—Displays current screen resolution.
Information
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Windows controls
Color depth, screen resolution, and screen fonts are three of the most basic
monitor settings you may need to change.
Adjusting the color depth
Color depth is the number of colors your video card uses. Most images look best
displayed with the maximum number of colors available.
Windows lets you choose from several color depth settings for the monitor. We
recommend that you use the 32-bit True Color setting or the highest setting
available at all times.
If the color in your images seems “false” or “jumpy,” especially after you have
played a game or run a video-intensive program, check the color depth setting
and return it to 32-bit True Color, if necessary.
To change the color depth:
Help & Support
For more information about adjusting
monitor settings, click Start, then click
Help and Support. Type the phrase
changing display settings in the
Search box, then click the arrow.
1 Click Start, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If
your Control Panel is in Category View, click Appearance and Themes.
2 Click/Double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties dialog box
opens.
3 Click the Settings tab.
4 Click the arrow button to open the Color quality list, then click the color
depth you want.
5 Click OK, then click Yes to save your changes.
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Windows controls
Adjusting the screen resolution
You can change the screen resolution to a size you prefer. For example, you can
increase the resolution to fit more icons on your desktop, or you can decrease
the resolution to make reading and identifying objects on the monitor easier.
The higher the resolution, the smaller individual components of the screen
(such as icons and menu bars) appear.
To change the screen resolution:
Help & Support
For more information about adjusting
screen resolution, click Start, then click
Help and Support. Type the phrase
changing screen resolution in the
Search box, then click the arrow.
1 Click Start, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If
your Control Panel is in Category View, click Appearance and Themes.
2 Click/Double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties dialog box
opens.
3 Click the Settings tab.
4 Drag the Screen resolution slider to the size you prefer. The optimum
resolution for your display is 1440 × 900.
5 Click OK, then click Yes to save your changes.
Clarifying screen fonts
You can change the display fonts to ClearType for smoother screen fonts.
To change the display fonts to ClearType:
1 Click Start, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If
your Control Panel is in Category View, click Appearance and Themes.
2 Click/Double-click the Display icon. The Display Properties dialog box
opens.
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3 Click the Appearance tab.
4 Click the Effects button. The Effects dialog box opens.
5 Click to select the Use the following method to smooth the edges of
screen type check box.
6 Click the arrow to open the list, then click ClearType.
7 Click OK, then click OK again.
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Windows controls
EzTune software
When installed onto your computer, EzTune™ software lets you control many
of the monitor settings from your computer. With EzTune, you can:
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Change the orientation of the image (landscape to portrait) by just
rotating the screen (requires the optional height-adjustable stand
available in the U.S. at www.gateway.com)
Change brightness, contrast, and color balance
Change screen geometry
Set the display position and resolution
For more information, see the program’s CD or the installed program’s online
help.
Using landscape and portrait modes (requires optional height-adjustable stand)
EzTune automatically switches the display to the appropriate mode (landscape
or portrait) when you rotate the screen. This feature works only with VGA or DVI
input (the OSD does not rotate into portrait mode).
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While using portrait mode:
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Full-screen video may display incorrectly or be slow.
Video games or other full-screen applications may not be fully compatible.
Some programs are not able to recognize and adapt to your monitor’s
portrait mode. If you experience problems with a program while using
portrait mode, switch to landscape mode and restart the program.
Video modes
Your monitor supports several video modes. If you do not use the best mode
for the monitor, the display image may look slightly “fuzzy.”
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Mode
Mode name and
resolution
Horizontal
frequency (kHz)
Vertical
frequency (Hz)
Available in
DVI mode
1
VGA 640 × 350
31.469
70.087
No
2
VGA 640 × 480
31.469
59.941
Yes
3
VESA 640 × 480
37.861
72.810
Yes
4
VESA 640 × 480
37.500
75.000
Yes
5
VGA 720 × 400
31.469
70.087
No
6
VESA 800 × 600
35.156
56.250
Yes
7
VESA 800 × 600
37.879
60.317
Yes
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VESA 800 × 600
48.077
72.188
Yes
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VESA 800 × 600
46.875
75.000
Yes
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VESA 1024 × 768
48.363
60.004
Yes
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VESA 1024 × 768
56.476
70.069
Yes
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VESA 1024 × 768
60.023
75.029
Yes
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VESA 1280 × 1024
63.980
60.020
Yes
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VESA 1280 × 1024
79.976
75.025
Yes
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VESA 1440 × 900
55.935
59.887
Yes
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VESA 1440 × 900
70.635
74.984
No
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Power management
Power management
ENERGY STAR
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Gateway has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
This monitor complies with the EPA’s International ENERGY STAR Program,
which is a program designed to encourage manufacturers of computer
equipment to build circuitry into their products to reduce energy consumption
during time of non-use.
Energy declaration
When connected to a computer that supports the VESA Display Power
Management Signaling (DPMS) Protocol, the monitor can conserve significant
energy by reducing power consumption during periods of non-use. When your
computer goes into the energy saving mode, the monitor enters the Active Off
mode (sleep). In the Active Off mode the Power LED turns orange.
Use these conventions and the power can be reduced to the following levels:
VESA state
LED indicator
Power
consumption
On
Blue
< 38 W
Active Off
Orange
<2W
To “wake” the monitor when it is in Active Off mode, move the mouse or press
any keyboard key.
Access the power management options in the Control Panel to change the
period of time after which the monitor enters these low power states.
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Maintaining
To keep the monitor in optimal working order:
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Caution
Do not use any type of abrasive pad or
glass cleaner. You will permanently
scratch the screen.
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Do not block the ventilation holes.
Do not expose the monitor to rain or use near water.
Keep the monitor away from radiators or heat vents.
Keep the monitor out of direct sunlight.
To clean the monitor, use a soft cloth slightly moistened with water only.
Wipe the cabinet, screen, and controls.
Troubleshooting
Important
Make sure that the monitor has warmed
up for approximately 30 minutes before
making any judgments about the picture
quality.
If you have problems with the monitor, the information in this troubleshooting
section may help you solve them.
No power
Make sure that the power cord is connected correctly to both the back of the
monitor and the wall outlet. For more information about connecting the power
cord, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.
Display colors are wrong
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ideal settings.
Restart your computer with the monitor turned on.
Make sure that the video cable is connected securely to the back of the
monitor and your computer. For more information about connecting the
video cable, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.
Make sure that the video cable is not damaged.
Check the end of the video cable for any pins that might be bent or pushed
in.
Color is not uniform
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ideal settings.
Make sure that the monitor warms up for at least 30 minutes before
making a final judgment about color uniformity or brightness.
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Press the Input button to make sure that you have selected the correct
video source.
Make sure that the power cord is connected correctly to both the back of
the monitor and the wall outlet. For more information about connecting
the power cord, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.
Make sure that the video cable is connected securely to the back of the
monitor and computer. For more information about connecting the video
cable, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2.
Make sure that the monitor is turned on.
If the power LED is orange:
■ Make sure that your computer is turned on.
■ Move the mouse or press any key on the keyboard to bring the
monitor out of sleep mode.
■ Restart your computer with the monitor turned on.
■ Make sure that the video cable is not damaged.
■ Check the end of the video cable for any pins that might be bent
or pushed in.
Turn off the monitor and unplug the video cable from the back of your
computer. Turn the monitor back on and wait for ten seconds. If the
monitor is functioning correctly, a “No Signal” message appears. For more
information about connecting the video cable, see “Connecting the
monitor” on page 2.
Picture has shadows or “ghosts”
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Press the Auto button to automatically adjust the display image to the
ideal settings.
Remove any extension cables or switchboxes.
Make sure that the video cable is connected securely to the back of the
monitor and your computer. For more information about connecting the
video cable, see “Connecting the monitor” on page 2..
Make sure that the video cable is not damaged.
Check the end of the video cable for any pins that might be bent or pushed
in.
Image is not sized or centered correctly
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ideal settings.
Use the position controls to adjust the image. For instructions on how to
adjust the display image position, see “Adjusting monitor settings” on
page 13.
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The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright
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This condition is normal and inherent in the TFT technology used in
active-matrix LCD screens. Gateway’s inspection standards keep these to
a minimum. If you feel these pixels are unacceptably numerous or dense
on your display, contact Gateway Customer Care to identify whether a
repair or replacement is justified based on the number of pixels affected.
Speaker bar does not work
I installed the speaker bar, but no sound is coming out of the speakers.
■ Make sure that the speaker bar power cord is plugged into a USB port on
the back of your computer.
■ Make sure that the volume control knob on the front of the speaker bar
is turned on. Turn the knob clockwise to turn on the speakers and increase
the volume. Turn the knob counter-clockwise to decrease the volume and
turn off the speakers. The speaker bar’s power indicator lights blue when
power is connected and the speakers are turned on.
I checked all the connections and the speaker volume control is on, but I
still do not get any sound.
■ Your headphone/speaker jack may have been muted using Windows
sound controls. To check your headphone/speaker mute settings, click the
speaker icon in the Windows taskbar, or click Start, Control Panel, Sounds
and Audio Devices, the Volume tab, then click Advanced. For optimum
volume control using the speaker bar, we recommend that you set the
Windows volume mid-way between the lowest and highest setting.
I want to plug in my headphones, but there is a headphone jack on both
sides of the speaker bar. Which should I use?
■ You can use either jack or both jacks at the same time.
The sound coming from the speakers sounds distorted.
■ Turn down the volume until the distortion disappears.
■ Check the audio output volume of the sound device the speaker bar is
connected to. If the audio device’s output volume is set too high, the
speaker bar’s sound may always be distorted. To adjust the audio device’s
output volume, see the device’s user guide. To adjust the volume in
Windows XP, click the speaker icon in the Windows taskbar, or click Start,
Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, the Volume tab, then click
Advanced. For optimum volume control using the speaker bar, we
recommend that you set the Windows volume mid-way between the
lowest and highest setting.
I plugged my microphone into the speaker bar’s microphone jack, but my
computer cannot record any sound.
■ Make sure that the speaker bar’s pink microphone plug is connected to
the microphone jack on your computer.
■ Your microphone jack may have been muted using Windows sound
controls. To check your microphone’s mute settings, click the speaker icon
in the Windows taskbar, or click Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio
Devices, the Volume tab, then click Advanced.
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Specifications
Specifications
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. Many
products for Gateway and its subsidiaries are custom engineered by our
suppliers to Gateway specifications and may vary from similarly marketed
products.
Panel size 19 inches (diagonal)
Panel type
19-inch viewable TFT with anti-glare coating
Pixel resolution 1440 × 900 (native)
Pixel pitch 0.0112 × 0.0112 inches (0.2835 mm × 0.2835 mm)
Aspect ratio 16:10
Brightness and contrast ratio 300 cd/m2, 700:1
Viewing angles 150° horizontal
135° vertical
Response time
8 ms
Lamp type/life 50,000 hours
Colors 16.2 million
OSD languages English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Connections and inputs
Analog (VGA): 15-pin mini d-sub VGA
Digital (DVI-D): 24-pin DVD-D with HDCP
AC power
Cables 15-pin mini d-sub analog VGA (included)
24-pin DVI-D (not included)
Power consumption Normal operation: <38 W
Off (power-save): <2 W
Power input 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power management Energy Star®
Certifications UL, cUL, FCC Class B, NOM,CE. VCCI and TCO’99 where applicable.
Wall mount bracket VESA 4 × 3.937 inches (4 × 100 mm)
Dimensions 17.52 × 15.36 × 7.04 inches (44.50 × 39.01 × 17.88 cm) with
basic stand
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Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information
• Important safety information
• Environmental information
• Regulatory compliance statements
• Notices
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Important safety information
Warning
Always follow these instructions to help
guard against personal injury and
damage to your Gateway product.
Your Gateway product is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to
ensure safe use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are followed.
Setting up your system
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Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the documentation before you operate your system. Retain all safety and
operating instructions for future use.
Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
Set up the system on a stable work surface.
The product should only be operated from the type of power source indicated on the rating label.
If your product has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in the proper position for your area. The voltage selector switch
is set at the factory to the correct voltage.
Openings in the monitor case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings. Make sure you provide adequate space,
at least 6 inches (15 cm), around the system for ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind into the
monitor ventilation openings.
Some products are equipped with a three-wire power cord to make sure that the product is properly grounded when in use. The plug on
this cord will only fit into a grounding-type outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet, contact an
electrician to install the appropriate outlet.
If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere rating on the products plugged into the extension cord
does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
If your system is fitted with a TV Tuner, cable, or satellite receiver card, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically
grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and buildup of static charges.
Care during use
Warning
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To prevent electric shock, never remove
the cover. No user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating and drinking near your system.
Do not expose the monitor to rain or use near water. If the monitor does get exposed to moisture, unplug it and allow it to dry for
24 hours. Call Gateway Customer Care for advice on whether the monitor is safe to turn back on.
When the monitor is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows through the monitor. To avoid electrical shock, always
unplug all power cables and modem cables from the wall outlets before cleaning the system.
Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:
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■ Liquid has been spilled into the system.
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The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed.
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The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
■ The system performance changes.
Replacement parts and accessories
Warning
Do not use Gateway products in areas
classified as hazardous locations. Such
areas include patient care areas of
medical and dental facilities,
oxygen-laden environments, or
industrial facilities.
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Environmental information
Environmental information
Recycling
Mercury Warning Hg
Lamp(s) inside this product contain
mercury and must be recycled or
disposed of according to local, state, or
federal laws.
The product you have purchased contains extracted natural resources that have been used in the manufacturing process. This product may
contain substances known to be hazardous to the environment or to human health.
To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of our natural resources, Gateway provides the
following information on how you can responsibly recycle or reuse most of the materials in your “end of life” product.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (commonly known as WEEE) should never be disposed of in the municipal waste
stream (residential garbage collection). The “Crossed-Out Waste Bin” label affixed to this product is your reminder to dispose
of your “end of life” product properly.
Substances such as glass, plastics, and certain chemical compounds are highly recoverable, recyclable, and reusable. You can
do your part for the environment by following these simple steps:
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When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, “take it back” to your local or regional waste collection
administration for recycling.
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In some cases, your “end of life” product may be “traded in” for credit towards the purchase of new Gateway equipment. Call Gateway to
see if this program is available in your area.
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If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing, or trading in your “end of life” product, you may contact us at the Customer Care
number listed in your product’s user guide and we will be glad to help you with your effort.
Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the energy-saving features of this
product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by
disposing of or recycling used batteries properly.
With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic equipment, minimize the use of
landfills for the disposal of “end of life” products, and generally improve our quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous
substances are not released into the environment and are disposed of properly.
For additional recycling information specific to your area, please go to www.gateway.com/recycle.
EPA ENERGY STAR
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Gateway has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency when used
with a computer equipped with a Display Power Management System.
ENERGY STAR
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Regulatory compliance statements
United States of America
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit from that to which the receiver is connected
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Compliance Accessories: The accessories associated with this equipment are: shielded video cable. These accessories are required to be
used in order to ensure compliance with FCC rules.
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FCC declaration of conformity
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by Gateway could void the FCC
compliance and negate your authority to
operate the product.
California
Proposition 65 Warning
Responsible party:
Gateway, Inc.
7565 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618 USA
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this device 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.
This product contains chemicals,
including lead, known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects
or reproductive harm.
Canada
Industry Canada (IC) Unintentional emitter per ICES-003
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference
regulations of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B
prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
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Notices
Notices
© 2006 Gateway, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Gateway, Inc.
7565 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618 USA
All Rights Reserved
This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any
form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These
changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any
time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For
the latest product updates, consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable for direct, indirect,
special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the
possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it
describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
Trademark Acknowledgments
Gateway and eMachines are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands
and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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