Gateway FPD1976W Computer Monitor User Manual

FPD1976W 19-INCH WIDESCREEN LCD MONITOR
USERGUIDE
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adjusting monitor tilt tension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Connecting the USB hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting up the optional speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installing the speaker bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Starting the monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adjusting monitor settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Monitor buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
On-screen display options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Changing Windows screen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Changing color depth and screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
EzTune software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Video modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
ENERGY STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Energy declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
No power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Display colors are wrong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Color is not uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
No picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Picture has shadows or “ghosts” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Image is not sized or centered correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Speaker bar does not work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Flat-panel Monitor
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Connecting the monitor
Setting up the optional stand
Setting up the optional speaker bar
Starting the monitor
Adjusting monitor settings
Changing Windows screen settings
Power management
Maintaining
Troubleshooting
Specifications
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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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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
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 as many as 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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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 under the base with your fingers (or a flat screwdriver) 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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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.
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
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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.
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:
• 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
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Ergonomic guidelines
The recommended screen positioning is based upon the following guidelines. 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.
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
Power/Volume control
Kensington lock slot
Power indicator
Headphone jack
Microphone jack Headphone jack
Bass port (for bass sound). Do
not block.
Bass port
Installing the speaker bar
To install the speaker bar:
Tip
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 18.
3 Adjust the tilt of the monitor for the best viewing angle.
Important
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.
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4 After you see the Windows desktop, press the Auto button on the right 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 12.
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
“Changing Windows screen settings” on page 15.
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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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:
Tip
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.
3 Press the (up) and Theme (down) buttons to highlight a setting, then press the
Auto button to open the selected menu or setting.
4 Press the
(up) and Theme (down) buttons to adjust the setting to the desired level or
change the option.
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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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
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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 menu
Geometry
H-Position
V-Position
Clock
Phase
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Advanced menu
Advanced
Color
Language
LED Brightness
Resolution Reminder
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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 “Changing
Windows screen settings” on page 15.
Information—Displays current screen resolution.
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Changing Windows screen settings
Adjusting the color depth and screen area are two of the most basic display settings you may
need to change. You can also adjust settings such as the screen background and screen saver.
Changing color depth and screen resolution
Color depth and screen resolution are two of the most basic monitor settings you may need to
change to suit your needs.
Color depth is the number of colors your computer uses to display images on your monitor. Most
images look best displayed with the maximum number of colors available. 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 the highest color setting, if necessary.
Screen resolution is the number of pixels (individual colored dots) your computer uses to display
images on your monitor. The higher the resolution, the more information and screen components
(such as icons and menu bars) can be displayed on the monitor.
Help
For more information about adjusting the screen, click Start, then click Help and
Support. Type adjusting monitor settings in the Search Help box, then press ENTER.
To change the color depth or screen resolution:
(Start), Control Panel, then under Appearance and Personalization, click Adjust
Screen Resolution. The Display Settings dialog box opens.
1 Click
2 To change the color depth, click the Colors list, then click the color depth you want.
• Low (8-bit) = 256 colors
• Medium (16-bit) = 65,500 colors
• Highest (32-bit) = 16,700,000 colors
3 To change the screen resolution, drag the Resolution slider to the size you prefer.
4 Click Apply. If the new settings do not look right, click No. If the new settings make the
screen illegible and you cannot click No, the settings return to their previous values after
several seconds.
5 Click OK, then click Yes to save your changes.
EzTune software
When installed onto your computer, EzTune™ software lets you control many of the monitor
settings from your computer. With EzTune, you can:
• 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.
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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).
While using portrait mode:
• 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.
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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.”
Mode
Mode name and
resolution
Horizontal
frequency (kHz)
Vertical
frequency (Hz)
Available in
DVI mode
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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
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VESA 800 × 600
35.156
56.250
Yes
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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
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.
Maintaining
To keep the monitor in optimal working order:
• 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.
Caution
Do not use any type of abrasive pad or glass cleaner. You will permanently
scratch the screen.
• 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.
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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
• Press the Auto button to automatically adjust the display image to the 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
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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
• Press the Auto button to automatically adjust the display image to the ideal settings.
• Make sure that the monitor warms up for at least 30 minutes before making a final
judgment about color uniformity or brightness.
No picture
• 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
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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”
• 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
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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.
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Image is not sized or centered correctly
• Press the Auto button to automatically adjust the display image to the 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 12.
The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright
• 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 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 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, 1000:1
Viewing angles
160° horizontal
160° vertical
Response time
5 ms
Lamp type/life
50,000 hours
Colors
16.7 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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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.
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.
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
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 was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
■ The system performance changes.
Replacement parts and accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway.
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Environmental information
Recycling
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Mercury Warning
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.
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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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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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
This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or reproductive harm.
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.
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.
Notices
© 2007 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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