LG | FLATRON-775FT-FB775BC | LG FLATRON 775FT(FB775BC) Owner’s Manual

USER'GID
775FT
Flatron75TCuMi
http://www.lge.co.kr
P/NO : 3828TUL062A
(S-9909)
Printed in Korea
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User's Guide
Benutzerhandbuch
Manuel d'utilisation
Guida Utente
Guia del Usuario
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SET
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775FT Monitor
User's Guide
Benutzerhandbuch
Manuel d'utilisation
Guida Utente
Guia del Usuario
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Introduction
Important
Installation
Operation
Precautions
Connecting the Monitor
Location and Function of Controls
Control Panel Function
Technical Information
On Screen
Display (OSD) Control Adjustment
On Screen
Display(OSD)
Selection and
Adjustment
Energy Saving Design
Low Radiation
Video
Compliance (MPR II) and
DDC (Display Data Channel)
Memory Modes
Troubleshooting
Service
Specifications
Appendix
Communications Regulation Information
See back of manual
Environmental
See back of manual
Labelling of
Personal
Computers
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a high resolution monitor. It will give you
high resolution performance and convenient reliable operation in a
variety of video operating modes.
Features
The monitor is
17 inches
(16.0 inches viewable ) intelligent,
microprocessor
compatible with most analog RGB (Red,
Green, Blue) display standards, including IBM PC , PS/2 , Apple ,
Macintosh , Centris , Quadra , and Macintosh II family.
a
based monitor
The monitor
provides crisp
text and vivid color
graphics
with VGA,
SVGA, XGA, and VESA Ergonomic modes (non-interlaced), and most
Macintosh compatible color video cards when used with the appropriate
adaptor.
The monitor's wide
video cards
or
compatibility makes
purchasing a new
software without
it
possible
to
upgrade
monitor.
auto-scanning is done with the micro-processor for
frequencies between 30 and 70kHz, and vertical scan
between
50-160Hz. The microprocessor-based intelligence
frequencies
allows the monitor to operate in each frequency mode with the
precision of a fixed frequency monitor.
Digitally
controlled
horizontal
scan
The
microprocessor-based digital controls allow you to adjust
conveniently a variety of image controls by using the OSD (On Screen
Display).
This monitor is
Monitor
Registration
1280 dots and
capable
a
of
suited for CAD work and
The model and serial numbers
the
rear
are
found
of this unit. These numbers
unique to this
a
maximum horizontal resolution of
sophisticated windowing
environments.
on
are
unit and not available to
others. You should record
producing
maximum vertical resolution of 1024 lines. It is well
requested
guide as a
your purchase. Staple
For greater user health and safety, this monitor complies with the
stringent Swedish TCO'95 requirements for low radiation emissions.
information here and retain this
permanent record of
your
receipt
For low cost of monitor
operation, this monitor is certified as meeting
Energy
requirements, and utilizes the VESA Display Power
Management Signalling (DPMS) protocol for power saving during nonuse periods.
the EPA
here.
Date of Purchase
:
Dealer Purchased From
:
Dealer Address
:
Dealer Phone No.
:
Model No.
:
Serial No.
:
Star
Precautions
Important
This unit has been
engineered and manufactured to assure your
personal safety,
improper use can result in potential electrical
shock or fire hazard. In order not to defeat the safeguards
incorporated in this monitor, observe the following basic rules for its
installation, use, and servicing. Also follow all warnings and
instructions marked directly on your monitor.
but
On
Safety
Use only the power cord supplied with the unit. In case you use another
power cord, make sure that it is certified by the applicable national
standards if not being provided by the supplier. If the power cable is
faulty in any way, please contact the manufacturer or the nearest
authorized repair service provider for a replacement.
Operate the monitor only from a power source indicated in the
specifications of this manual or listed on the monitor. If you are not sure
what type of power supply you have in your home, consult with your dealer.
Overloaded AC outlets and extension cords are dangerous. So are frayed
power cords and broken plugs. They may result in a shock or fire hazard.
Call your service technician for replacement.
Do not
Open
the Monitor
There
are no user
There
are
serviceable components inside.
even when the power is
Dangerous High Voltages inside,
OFF.
Contact your dealer if the monitor is not
To Avoid Personal
Do not
Use
Injury
:
the monitor
place
only a stand
Do not try to roll
operating properly.
sloping shelf unless properly secured.
by the manufacturer.
small casters across thresholds or deep
on a
recommended
a
stand with
pile carpets.
To Prevent Fire
or
Hazards:
Always turn the monitor OFF if you leave the room for more than a
short period of time. Never leave the monitor ON when leaving the
house.
Keep
children from
cabinet
dropping or pushing objects into the monitor's
openings. Some internal parts carry hazardous voltages.
Important
Precautions
Do not add accessories that have not been
designed for this monitor.
lightning storm or when the monitor is to be left unattended
for an extended period of time, unplug it from the wall outlet.
Do not bring magnetic devices such as magnets or motors near the
picture tube.
During
On Installation
a
Do not allow
place
anything to rest upon or roll over the power cord, and do not
the monitor where the power cord is subject to damage.
Do not
use
this monitor
near
in
water such as near a
bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink,
laundry tub,
Monitors
provided with ventilation openings in the cabinet to allow the
generated during operation. If these openings are blocked,
are
a
wet
basement,
or near a
swimming pool.
release of heat
built-up
heat
can cause
failures which may result in
a
fire hazard.
Therefore, NEVER:
Block the bottom ventilation slots
by placing
the monitor
on a
bed,
sofa, rug, etc.
Place the monitor in
a
built-in enclosure unless proper ventilation is
provided.
Cover the
openings with
Place the monitor
On
On
Cleaning
Repacking
cloth
or
near or over a
other material.
radiator
or
heat
source.
Unplug the monitor before cleaning the face of the picture tube.
Use a slightly damp (not wet) cloth. Do not use an aerosol directly
the picture tube because overspray may cause electrical shock.
on
Do not throw away the carton and packing materials. They make an
ideal container in which to transport the unit. When shipping the unit
to another
location, repack it in its original material.
Installation
Connecting the Monitor
Figure 1 shows the signal cable connections from the monitor to the
Video Graphics Array (VGA) port typical in an IBM PC or PC
compatible. This also applies to any graphics video card for PC-CAD
or workstation that has a 15 pin high density (3 row) d-Sub connector.
Connection to any IBM
VGA PC compatible
system
1.
Power off both the monitor and PC.
2.
Connect the 15
pin VGA
connector of the
supplied signal
cable to the
output VGA video connector on the PC and the matching input
connector on the rear of the monitor. The connectors will mate only
way. If you cannot attach the cable easily, turn the connector
upside down and try again. When mated, tighten the thumbscrews to
one
secure
the connection.
3.
Power ON the PC, then the monitor.
4.
If you
see
the SELF DIAGNOSTICS message, check the
signal
cable
and connectors.
5.
After
using
the system, power OFF the monitor, then the PC.
D-15P
Power Cord
Signal
Figure
A4
1.
Cable
Installation
Connecting the Monitor
Connecting
to
an
Figure 2 shows the connection to an Apple Macintosh, using a
separately purchased adapter.
Apple
Macintosh PC
1.
Power OFF both the monitor and the PC.
2.
Locate the
computer
appropriate MAC
to VGA
adapter
block at your local
store. This
adapter changes the high density 3 row 15 pin
pin 2 row connection to mate with
the other end of the signal cable to the side of the
VGA connector to the correct 15
your MAC. Attach
adapter block with 3
3.
rows.
Connect the attached
adapter block/signal
cable to the video output
on
your MAC.
4.
5.
Power ON the PC, then the monitor.
If you
see
the SELF DIAGNOSTICS message, check the
signal
cable
and connectors.
6.
After
using
the system, power OFF the monitor, then the PC.
Adapter
15P
D-15P
Power Cord
Signal
Figure 2.
A5
Cable
Operation
Location and Function of Controls
Front View
OSD
SET
OSD Button
Power Button
Power Indicator
SET Button
Buttons
Rear View
ID Label
D-Sub
AC Power
Socket
A6
Signal
Connector
Operation
Control Panel Function
Front Panel Controls
OSD Button
Power Indicator
Use this button to enter
The power indicator
or
exit the
light
is shown in the
power button. This indicator
on screen
lights
up
green when the monitor operates
display.
normally. If the monitor is in DPM (Energy
Saving) mode (stand-by/ suspend/power
off), this indicator color changes to amber.
OSD
SET
Buttons
Power Button
Use these buttons to
Use this button to enter
choose
a
in the
A7
SET Button
or
adjust
on screen
items
display.
selection in the
screen
display.
on
Use this button to turn
the monitor
on or
off.
Operation
On Screen
Display (OSD) Control Adjustment
Making adjustments to the image size, position and operating
parameters of the monitor are quick and easy with the On Screen
Display Control system. A quick example is given below to familiarize
you with the use of the controls. Following section is an outline of the
available adjustments and selections you can make using the OSD.
NOTE
Allow the monitor to stabilize for at least 30 minutes before
making image
adjustment.
To make
adjustments
in the On Screen
Display,
follow these steps:
OSD
SET
SET
OSD
1
12
2
3
34
45
5
A8
Press the OSD Button, then the main
To
acces a
control,
want becomes
Use the
Accept
the
use
the
highlighted,
or
changes by pressing
by Pressing
of the OSD appears.
Buttons. When the icon you
press the SET Button.
Buttons to
Exit the OSD
menu
adjust
the item to the desired level.
the SET Button.
the OSD Button.
Operation
On Screen
Display(OSD) Selection and
Adjustment
You
item
OSD
introduced to the
were
procedure of selection and adjusting an
using the OSD system.
SET
Listed below
items that
OSD
are
the
icons, icon names, and icon descriptions of the
shown
are
on
the Menu.
SET
OSD
Adjust
Description
BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST
Brightness
BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
Used to
66
adjust
the
brightness
of the
screen.
92
Contrast
the
desired.
Adjust
PRESET
COLOR
display
6500K/ 9300K
To appear the
COLOR
PRESET
6500K
to the contrast
displays
color
temperature.
9300K
?6500K:Slightly
?9300K:Slightly
TEMP
RED
reddish white.
bluish white.
GREEN
BLUE
POSITION
TEMP
User easily color set without
adjustment Red, Green and Blue
(R/G/B).
RED
To set your
own
color levels.
GREEN
To set your
own
color levels.
BLUE
To set your
own
color levels.
Vertical Position
To
move
66
POSITION
image
up and down.
Horizontal Position
45
To
move
right.
A9
picture image
left and
Operation
On Screen
OSD
Display(OSD) Selection and
Adjustment
SET
OSD
SET
OSD
Adjust
Description
Vertical Size
SIZE
To
adjust image height.
49
SIZE
64
Horizontal Size
To
adjust image
width.
Side Pincushion
To correct the
SHAPE
bowing
in and out of the
image.
Side
pincushion
balance
To correct the balance of both sides
bowling.
SHAPE
Trapezoid
To correct
geometric
distortion.
Parallelogram
This control
of the
adjusts for
image.
a
skewing
screen
Tilt
To correct
Corner
image
rotation.
Top
To correct the
the
irregular
displayed image.
distortion of
Corner Bottom
To correct the
the
SETUP
VIDEO LEVEL
0.7V
DDC
ON
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
OSD POSITION
SETUP
irregular
displayed image.
distortion of
VIDEO LEVEL This item is used to select the monitor's
input signal level. The normal level
used for most PC's is 0.7V.
When the screen suddenly gets
brightened or blurry, please select
1.0V and try again.
DDC
To select the DDC
function(ON/OFF).
LANGUAGE To choose the language in which
the control names are displayed.
OSD POSITION To adjust position of the OSD
window on the screen.
A10
Operation
On Screen
OSD
Display(OSD) Selection and
Adjustment
SET
OSD
SET
OSD
Adjust
SPECIAL
Description
DEGAUSS
To
manually demagnetize
screen
DEGAUSS
ON
RECALL
ON
MOIRE
H: 0/V: 0
PURITY
68.6kHz/85.0Hz
50
PRESET MODE
SPECIAL
image
RECALL
the
which may show some
or color incorrectly.
If the monitor is operating in a
factory preset mode, this control
will reset the image to the factory
preset mode.
If the monitor is
operating
mode, this control has
MOIRE
no
in
a user
effect.
This item allows you to reduce the
moire (Moire is caused by
interference Horizontal Scan Line
with the
periodical dot screen). It is
normally OFF(H:0/V:0).
The moire adjustments may affect
the focus of the
The
slightly
function is
PURITY
Use to
the
image
on.
adjust the overall purity
image if the color appears
uneven.
A11
screen.
may shake
while the moire reduction
screen
of
Energy Saving Design
complies with the EPA's Energy Star program, which is a
designed to have manufacturers of computer equipment build
circuitry into their products to reduce power consumption during time of
This monitor
program
non-use.
This monitor also goes into its energy saving mode if you exceed the
monitor's operating limits, such as the maximum resolution of 1280 x
1024
or
the
frequency
refresh rates of 30-70kHz horizontal
semi-OFF mode to
DPMS OFF mode
conserve more
as we
call it in
a
Green
or
50-160Hz
Energy Star PC,
or a PC with a screen blanking software following the VESA Display
Power Management Signalling (DPMS) protocol, this monitor can
conserve significant energy by reducing power consumption during
periods of non-use. When the PC goes into the energy saving mode, the
monitor will go into a suspended operation state, indicated by the Power
LED light changing from a green color to an amber color. After an
extended period in the suspended mode, the monitor will then enter a
vertical. When this monitor is used with
or
EPA
energy. In the semi-OFF mode or
specifications, the Power LED will
our
an amber color. When you awaken your PC by hitting a key or
the mouse, the monitor will also awaken to its normal operating
mode, indicated by the green Power LED light. By following these
conventions, the power consumption can be reduced to the following
still show
moving
levels:
Power
Consumption
Green
Normal(Max.)
On
On
Normal
Stand-by
Off
On
Off
≤
15W
Amber
Suspend
On
Off
Off
≤
15W
Amber
Power Off
Off
Off
Off
≤3W
Amber
≤ 105W
Operation
Low Radiation Compliance (MPR II) and
DDC (Display Data Channel)
Low Radiation
This monitor meets
Compliance
(MPR II)
Frequency (ELF)
DDC
(Display
Data
one
of the strictest
guidelines
available
today
for low
radiation emissions, offering the user extra shielding and an antistatic
screen coating. These guidelines, set forth by a government agency in
Sweden, limit the amount of emission allowed in the Extremely Low
Channel)
DDC is
a
and
Very
Low
Frequency (VLF) electromagnetic range.
communication channel
over
which the monitor
automatically
informs the host system (PC) about its capabilities. This monitor has DDC
function; DDC2B. DDC2B carry out uni-directional communication
between the PC and the monitor. Under these situations, the PC sends
display data to the monitor but not commands to control the monitor
settings.
NOTE
PC must
support DDC functions
to do this.
If your monitor is displaying a mono chrome
select the DDC OFF function.
A13
image
or
the wrong resolution,
Video
Memory Modes
The monitor has 36 memory locations for display
are factory preset to popular video modes.
Display Modes
(Resolution)
123456789
User Modes
modes, 11 of which
VESA
640
x
480
37.50
75
VESA
800
x
600
46.88
75
VESA
800
x
600
53.68
85
VESA
1024
68.677
85
70
x
768
VESA
640
x
400
31.47
VESA
640
x
480
31.47
60
VESA
800
x
600
37.88
60
VESA
640
x
480
43.27
85
MAC
832
x
624
49.75
75
10
VESA
1024
768
60.02
75
11
VESA
1024
63.98
60
Modes 1-25
detects
one
1280
are
x
x
empty and
can
accept
video data. If the monitor
new
video mode that has not been present before or is not
of the preset modes, it stores the new mode automatically in one
a new
of the empty modes
If you
use
starting with
mode 1.
up the 25 blank modes and still have
more new
modes, the monitor replaces the information in the
user
video
modes
starting
with mode 1.
Recalling Display
Modes
When your monitor detects a mode it has seen before, it automatically
recalls the image settings you may have made the last time you used
that mode.
You may, however, manually force a recall of each of the 11 preset
modes by pressing the Recall button. All preset modes are
automatically
recalled
as
the monitor
senses
the
incoming signal.
The
ability to recall the preset modes is dependent on the signal
coming from your PC's video card or system. If this signal does not
match any of the factory modes, the monitor automatically sets itself
display the image.
to
Technical Information
Troubleshooting
Check the
following before calling for service.
SELF DIAGNOSTICS message.
The signal cable is not connected, or is loose. Check and
secure
the
connection.
OUT OF FREQUENCY message appears.
The frequency of the signal from the video card is outside the operating
range of the monitor.
*Horizontal
*Vertical
Frequency : 30-70kHz
Frequency : 50-160Hz
Use the
graphics board's utility software to change
setting (Refer to the manual for graphics board).
the
frequency
The power LED is illuminated amber.
Display power management mode.
There is
The
no
signal
active
signal coming
cable is not fastened
Check the computer power and
image on the SCREEN
not a rectangle shape.
The
or
Image adjustment
from the PC.
securely.
graphics adapter configuration.
is not centered,
not been done
Use the OSD, SET and
yet in the
current
buttons to set the
The monitor doesn't enter the power
or
too
small,
operating mode.
image to your liking.
saving off
mode
(Amber).
Computer video signal
is not VESA DPMS standard. Either the PC
the video controller card is not
using
or
the VESA DPMS power
management function.
An abnormal picture is displayed on the screen. For
example, the upper part of the picture may be missing or
dark.
If using certain non-VESA Standard video card, an abnormal picture may
be displayed. Try setting it to one of the factory preset modes, or selecting
to a resolution and refresh rate within the
specification
limits of the
monitor.
NOTE
If the power indicator(LED)
condition of the monitor.
A15
light
is
blinking amber,
Then press a power ON/OFF button on the front
service technician for more information.
may result in abnomal
panel
control and call your
Service
Unplug the monitor from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel when :
The power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
Liquid has been spilled into the monitor.
The monitor has been exposed to rain or water.
The monitor does not operate normally following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered in the
operating instructions. An improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and often requires extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the monitor to normal operation.
The monitor has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
The monitor exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Snapping or popping from the monitor is continuous or frequent while
the monitor is operating. It is normal for some monitors to make
occasional sounds when being turned on or off, or when changing
video modes.
Do not attempt to service the monitor
removing
covers
hazards. Refer all
yourself, as opening or
dangerous voltage or other
qualified service personnel.
may expose you to
servicing
to
Technical Information
Specifications
Sync Signal Types
Priority
Type
1
Separate Sync.
(N.C
Signal Connector
Pin Assignment
:
No
H.Sync.
V.Sync.
H.
V.
Sync.
Sync.
Connection)
15pin VGA Connector
5
1
6
10
15
Pin
NOTE
12345678
11
Signal(D-Sub)
Red
9
N.C.
Green
10
Ground
Blue
11
Ground
Ground
12
SDA
Self-Test
13
H.
Sync.
Red Ground
14
V.
Sync.
Green Ground
15
SCL
Blue Ground
No. 5 Pin have to
A17
Pin
Signal(D-Sub)
ground
on
the PC side.
Technical Information
Specifications
17 inch
Picture Tube
90
(16.0
degree
inches
viewable)
deflection
0.24mm Slot pitch
W-ARAS(Wide Anti-Reflective Anti-Static) coating
Sync Input
Horizontal
30
Vertical
50
Input
Freq.
Freq.
Form
15
Signal Input
Video
70kHz
(Automatic)
(Automatic)
Separate TTL, Positive/Negative
-
-
160Hz
pin D-Sub Connector
Input Form
Separate, RGB Analog, 0.7Vp-p/75 ohm,
Resolution(max) 1280 x 1024@60Hz
Input
Dimensions
(with tilt/swivel stand)
Power
Input
Weight
Width
41,50
cm
/ 16.3 inches
Height
Depth
43,50
cm
/ 17.1 inches
43,90
cm
/ 17.3 inches
Positive
AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 2.0A
Net
Environmental Conditions
19.2
kg (42.3 lbs)
Operating Condition
10 ˚C to 35 ˚C
Temperature
10 % to 90 % non-Condensing
Humidity
Storage Condition
0 ˚C to 60 ˚C
Temperature
5 % to 90 % non-Condensing
Humidity
NOTE
Information in this document is
not
A18
represent
a
commitment
subject
on
the
to
change without
notice and does
part of LG Electronics Inc.
Back of the Manual
Communications Regulation Information
FCC
Compliance Statement
This
equipment has been tested and found to comply within the limits of a
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
Class B
are
in
a
residential installation.
This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will
not occur in a
particular
installation.
If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception (which can be determined by turning the equipment on and off),
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by using one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient
or
relocate the
Increase the
Connect the
receiving antenna.
separation between the equipment and the receiver.
equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer
or an
experienced
radio/TV technician for
help.
Caution:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's (or your) authority to
operate the equipment. Only peripherals (digital input/output devices,
terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the Class B limits may be
attached to this monitor. Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely
to result in interference to radio and TV reception.
Only shielded signal cables may be used with this System.
Canadian DOC Notice
This Class B
CE
Products with the "CE"
Conformity
Notice
digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du
Reglement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Marking comply with the EMC
Directive(89/336/EEC) and LOW VOLTAGE Directive (73/23/EEC) issued
by the Commission of the European Community.
Compiance with these directives implies conformity to the following
European Norms :
EN 55022
; Radio Frequency Interference
EN 50082-1:1992
; Electromagnetic Immunity
?
?
?
EN 60555-2
; Power Line Harmonics
?
EN 60555-3
;
?
EN 60950
; Product
Voltage
Fluctuations
Safety
Appendix
Environmental
Labelling of Personal Computers
Congratulations!
You have just purchased a TCO'95 approved and labelled product!
Your choice has provided you with a product developed for
professional use. Your purchase has also contributed to reducing the
burden on the environment and to the further development of
environmentally-adapted electronic products.
Why do we have
environmentally labelled
computers?
In many countries, environmental labelling has become an established
method for encouraging the adaptation of goods and services to the
environment. The main problem as far as computers and other
electronic equipment are concerned is that environmentally harmful
substances are used both in the products and during their
manufacture. Since it has not been possible so far for the majority of
electronic equipment to be recycled in a satisfactory way, most of
these potentially damaging substances sooner or later enter Nature.
There
also other characteristics of a computer, such as energy
that are important from both the working and
natural environment viewpoints. Since all types of conventional
electricity generation have a negative effect on the environment
(acidic- and climatic-influencing emissions, radioactive waste, etc.), it is
vital to conserve energy. Electronic equipment in offices consumes as
enormous amount of energy, since it is often routinely left running
are
consumption levels,
continuously.
What does the
environmenal
labelling
involve?
product meets the requirements for the TCO'95 scheme, which
provides for international environmental labelling of personal
computers. The labelling scheme was developed as a joint effort by
the TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees),
Naturckyddsforeningen (The Swedish Society for Nature
Conservation), and NUTEK (The National Board for Industrial and
Technical Development in Sweden), and SEMKO AB (an international
certification agency).
This
Appendix
Environmental
What does the
environmenal
labelling
involve?
Labelling of Personal Computers
The
requirements cover a wide range of issues: environment,
ergonomics, usability, emission of electrical and magnetic fields,
energy consumption and electrical and fire safety.
The environmental demands concern, among other things, restriction
on the presence and use of heavy metals, brominated and chlorinated
flame retardants, CFCs (freons), and chlorinated solvents. The product
must be prepared for recycling, and the manufacturer is obliged to
have an environmental plan, which must be adhered to in each
country where the company implements its operational policy.
The energy requirements include a demand that the computer and/or
display, after a certain period of inactivity, shall reduce its power
consumption to a lower level, in one or more stages. The length of
time to reactivate the computer shall be reasonable for the user.
Labelled products must meet strict environmental demands, for
example, in respect of the reduction of electric and magnetic fields,
along with physical and visual ergonomics and good usability.
The
met
following is a brief summary of
by this product. The complete
the environmental requirements
environmental criteria document
may be ordered from:
TCO
Development Unit
Linnegatan 14, S-11494 Stockholm, Sweden
FAX +46-8 782 92 07
E-mail (Internet): development@tco.se
Current information regarding TCO'95 approved and labelled
may also be obtained on the Internet using the address:
products
http://www.tco-info.com/
TCO'95 is
a
co-operative project
Naturskydds
foreningen
between:
NUTEK
Narings-
och
SEMKO
teknikutvecklingsverket
Environmental
Environmental
requirements
Labelling of Personal Computers
Brominated flame retardants are present in printed circuit boards,
cabling, casings, and housings, and are added to delay the spread of
fire. Up to 30% of the plastic in a computer casing can consist of
flame-retardant substances. These are related to another group of
environmental toxins, PCBs, and are suspected of giving rise to similar
harm, including reproductive damage in fish-eating birds and
mammals. Flame retardants have been found in human blood, and
researchers fear that they can disturb fetus development.
Bio-accumulative1 TCO'95 demands require that plastic components
weighing more than 25 grams must not contain flame retardants with
organically bound chlorine or bromine.
be found in picture tubes, display screens, solder, and
Lead damages the nervous system and in higher doses
causes lead poisoning.
The relevant bio-accumulative TCO'95
requirement permits the inclusion of lead, as no replacement has yet
been developed.
Lead
can
capacitors.
Cadmium is present in rechargeable batteries and in the colorgenerating layers of certain computer displays. Cadmium damages
the nervous system and is toxic in high doses. The relevant bioaccumulative TCO'95 requirement states that batteries may not
contain more than 25 ppm (parts per million) of cadmium. The colorgenerating layers of display screens must not contain any cadmium.
Mercury is sometimes found in batteries, relays and switches.
Mercury damages the nervous system and is toxic in high doses. The
relevant bio-accumulative TCO'95 requirement states that batteries
may not contain
more
than 25 ppm of mercury and that no mercury is
or electronic components concerned
present in any of the electrical
with the
display
unit.
CFCs (freons) are sometimes used for washing printed circuit boards
and in the manufacture of expanded foam for packaging. CFCs break
down ozone and thereby damage the ozone layer in the atmosphere,
causing increased reception on Earth of ultra-violet light with
consequent increased risks of skin cancer (malignant melanoma). The
relevant TCO'95 requirement: Neither CFCs nor HCFCs may be used
during the manufacture of the product or its packaging.
1
Bio-accumulative
means
that the substance accumulates within
living organisms.
Environmental
Shipping Package
CFC Compounds in
Distribution Packaging
Design for
Disassembly/Recycling
Monitor
Labelling of Personal Computers
The packaging material can be recycled, or you can
the monitor to a service center for repair or disposal.
save
it to return
material used for shipping finished monitors
manufactured with nor do they contain any CFC compounds.
Cushioning
are
not
These monitors have been designed for easy end-of-life disassembly
and recycling. Fasteners are generally of the same type for efficient
disassembly. Components made of different materials can be easily
separated and plastics have been identified using intermational
symbols to aid in recycling.
WARNING
Disposal
If you need to
of a monitor, ask a qualified service
for the proper procedure. Improper disposal
could result in personal injury from implosion.
representative
dispose
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