Table of Contents Introduction Introduction Important Installation Precautions Connecting the Monitor Making use of USB(Universal Serial Bus) Operation 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 Compliance (MPR II), Self Diagnostics Messages and DDC (Display Data Channel) Video Memory Modes Troubleshooting Service Specifications Appendix Communications Regulation Information See back of manual Environmental See back of manual Labelling of Personal Computers Introduction The FLATRON LCD 577LH/576LU Flat Panel Monitor has an active matrix TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). This monitor is designed for use in small working areas or for those who need Features more working space on the desk. The FLATRON LCD 577LH/576LU is a 15.1-inch viewable) intelligent micropro-cessor based USB(Universal Serial designed for true Plug and as a inches monitor. at the back of the monitor are Bus) ports for the USB cable and hub. You devices-such (15.1 can mouse, prepared easily and flexibly connect USB keyboard or printer- to the monitor - Play function. Digitally controlled auto-scanning is done with the micro-processor for scan frequencies between 31 and 69kHz, and vertical scan frequencies between 56 85Hz. The microprocessor-based intelligence allows the monitor to operate in each frequency mode with the precision of a fixed frequency monitor. horizontal - We accomplished to adapt the advanced monitor. Soft touch buttons to conveniently adjust screen *Applies to 577LH only. and screen a on the front design and technology to the panel are simple and allow you variety of image controls. The absolute flat surface treatment eliminate distracting glares. It supports resolutions up to 1024x768, and has a wide degrees horizontal and ±45 degrees vertical. viewing angle of ±60 This monitor offers the Monitor Registration The model and serial numbers the rear are found of this unit. These numbers unique to this unit on are and not available to others. You should record requested information here and retain this guide as a permanent record of your purchase. Staple your receipt here. Date of Purchase : Dealer Purchased From : Dealer Address : Dealer Phone No. : Model No. : Serial No. : landscape and portrait Landscape to Portrait through 90°clockwise and from Portrait to Landscape through 90°anti-clockwise. For detailed information, please refer to the CD provided with the ability to rotate between modes. The monitor rotates from manual.* You can adjust the height of the screen.* For greater user health and safety, this monitor complies with the stringent Swedish TCO'99 requirements for low radiation emissions. For low cost of monitor operation, this monitor is certified as meeting Energy Star requirements, and utilizes the VESA Display Power Management Signalling (DPMS) protocol for power saving during nonuse periods. the EPA Precautions Important This unit has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety, but 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. On Safety Use only the power cord supplied with power cord, make the unit. In that it is certified the you use another applicable national If the power cable is case by being provided by the supplier. faulty in any way, please contact the manufacturer or the authorized repair service provider for a replacement. sure standards if not nearest 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. Dangerous High Voltages inside, even when the power is 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. dropping or pushing objects into the monitor's Some internal parts carry hazardous voltages. openings. Do not add accessories that have not been designed for this monitor. Keep children from cabinet During for an a lightning storm or when the monitor is to be left unattended period of time, unplug it from the wall outlet. extended Precautions Important On Installation Do not bring magnetic devices such picture tube. as magnets or motors near the Do not allow anything to rest upon or roll over the power cord, and do not monitor where the power cord is subject to damage. place the Do not this monitor use near water such as near a in basement, 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 or near a swimming pool. release of heat built-up heat can cause failures which may result in Therefore, NEVER: Block the bottom ventilation slots sofa, by placing a fire hazard. the monitor on a bed, rug, etc. Place the monitor in a built-in enclosure unless proper ventilation is provided. Cover the openings with Place the monitor Do not rub or scratch, mar, or other material. radiator or strike the Active Matrix LCD with or damage Do not press the LCD incur cloth near or over a the Active Matrix LCD screen with your heat source. anything hard permanently. finger for a long time as as this may this may afterimages. some Some dot defects may appear on the screen, like Red, Green or Blue on the screen. However, this will have no impact or effect on the spots monitor performance. possible, use the VESA 1024x768 @60Hz video mode to obtain the best image quality for your LCD monitor. If used under any modes except the VESA 1024x768 @60Hz video mode, some scaled or processed images If may appear on the screen. However, this is the characteristics of the LCD panel which has a fixed resolution of 1024x768 at 60Hz. On Cleaning Unplug clean cloth. If the damp cloth. Do not On Repacking cleaning the face of the LCD screen. by wiping the screen and the cabinet with a soft, screen requires additional cleaning, use a clean, the monitor before Dust the monitor use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. 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 monitor, ensure that the power is turned off to the monitor, computer system, and other attached devices, then follow To set up the Connection to any IBM VGA PC and APPLE these steps: Macintosh PC 1 Power off both the monitor and computer. 1' To adjust height of your monitor, unlock the stand lock on top of the stand. Push the stand lock at arrows shown (Applies to 577LH only). 2 Connect one end of the monitor on the rear panel of the monitor. 3 Connect the other end to the 15-pin connector on the real panel of the computer and tighter the screws. Be sure the signal cable aligns with the 15-pin connector. 3' Connect the other end of the monitor signal cable to the rear panel of Macintosh computer through a Macintosh adapter and then tighten signal cable to the input connector screws. 4 Connect the plug from the AC adapter into the base of the monitor 1 Connect one end of the AC power cord to the AC adapter 2 and the other end to a properly grounded AC outlet that is easily accessible and close to the monitor 3 56 Power on If you see . . 7 the computer, then the monitor. the NO SIGNAL message, check the signal cable and connectors. After Note using the system, power OFF the monitor, then the computer. If you see the "OUT OF RANGE" message, check to make sure your system is set to one of the factory preset modes (see page A14), or is set to a resolution and refresh rate within the specification limits of this monitor. : Stand Lock 1' IBM MACINTOSH 24V D-15P Signal 24V 1 3 Power Cord A4 2 AC 3 adapter Adapter cable 15P 3' Installation Making use of USB (Universal Serial Bus) Bus) is an innovation in connecting your different desktop peripherals conveniently to your computer. By using the USB, you will be able to connect your mouse, keyboard, printer, and other peripherals to your monitor instead of having to connect them to your computer. This will give you greater flexibility in setting up your system. USB (Universal Serial USB allows you to connect chain up to 120 devices on a single USB port, and you can "hot" plug (attach them while the computer is running) or unplug them while maintaining Plug and Plug auto detection and configuration. This monitor has an integrated self-powered USB hub, allowing up to 4 other USB devices to be attached it. 1. USB connection Connect the upstream port of the monitor to the downstream port of the USB compliant PC or port) another hub using the USB cable. (Computer must have a USB 2. Connect the USB compliant peripherals to the downstream ports of the monitor 24V USB upstream Poort etc. mouse printer keyboard USB downstream Ports To USB connect the cables from USB compliant peripherals-such keyboard, mouse, printer, downstream port of as the USB PC scanner, etc USB Downstream connector A5 or compliant another hub cable USB Upstream connector Installation Making use of USB (Universal Serial Bus) Example of connection scanner monitor computer keyboard mouse printer NOTE To activate the USB hub function, the monitor must be connected to compliant PC(OS) or another hub with the USB cable(enclosed). a USB When connecting the USB cable, check that the shape of the connector at the cable side matches the shape at the connecting side. When the monitor is not plugged into an electric socket, the connected to the downstream ports will not operate. peripherals Even if the monitor is in a power saving mode, USB compliant devices will function when they are connected the USB ports(both the upstream and downstream) of the monitor. USB specifications USB standard Rev. 1.1 Downstream power Communication USB port supply speed complied self-powered 500mA for each 12 1 Mbps (full), Mbps (low) Upstream port 4 Downstream A6 (MAX) 1.5 ports hub Operation Location and Function of Controls Front View Power Button Power Indicator OSD Button Buttons AUTO/SET Button Rear View 24V DC Power Connector D-sub Signal Connector 24V DC Power Connecter - + USB upstream port USB downstream port A7 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 normally. If the monitor is in DPM display. (Energy Saving) mode (stand-by/ suspend/power off), this indicator color changes to amber. * AUTO Function When you press AUTO/SET button before using OSD menu, the screen disappears momentarily. Then, it is adjusted automaticaly to optimized configuration. Buttons PROCESSING AUTO CONFIGURATION Use these buttons to Use this button to enter choose a in the If screen configuration needs to be you can use H/V Position, Clock, Phase function from OSD adjusted, menu (see for better A9 to screen quality A11). A8 AUTO/SET Button* or adjust on screen items display. selection in the screen display. on Power Button 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 Direct Access Function 12 Brightness Used to the adjust brightness of the the in the On Screen Display, Press the OSD Button, then the main To acces a control, want becomes use the highlighted, menu or follow these steps: of the OSD appears. Buttons. When the icon you press the AUTO/SET Button. screen. Contrast Adjust adjustments display to the contrast desired. A9 3 Use the 45 Accept the Buttons to changes by pressing Exit the OSD by Pressing adjust the item to the desired level. the AUTO/SET Button. the OSD Button. Operation On Screen Display(OSD) Selection and Adjustment You item introduced to the were procedure of selection and adjusting an using the OSD system. Listed below items that are are OSD the shown icons, icon names, and icon descriptions of the on the Menu. Adjust Description Brightness BRIGHTNESS / CONTRAST BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST Used to adjust the of the screen. 88 brightness 100 Contrast Adjust the display to the contrast desired. PRESET COLOR COLOR PRESET 9300K 9300K/ 6500K To appear the 6500K displays color temperature. ? RED ? GREEN 9300K:Slightly 6500K:Slightly bluish white. reddish white. BLUE RED To set your own color levels. GREEN To set your own color levels. BLUE To set your own color levels. Vertical Position POSITION To move 61 image up and down. Horizontal Position POSITION 39 To move right. A10 picture image left and Operation On Screen Display(OSD) Selection and Adjustment OSD Adjust Description CLOCK TRACKING To minimize any vertical bars or stripes visible on the screen background.The CLOCK PHASE horizontal size will also screen change. TRACKING PHASE To adjust the focus of the display. This item allows you to remove and clear image LANGUAGE ENGLISH IMAGE SIZE FULL only BEEP ON OSD ROTATE OFF IMAGE SIZE This function displays the image in its original size or enlarged size so as to fit in the full screen of the LCD panel. PRESET MODE OSD POSITION To SETUP adjust position window Applies to 576LU LANGUAGE ENGLISH IMAGE SIZE FULL BEEP OSD POSITION only BEEP on To select the beep of the OSD screen. ON or OFF. ON 48.3kHz / 60.0Hz SETUP in names are displayed. 48.3kHz / 60.0Hz SETUP language which the control OSD POSITION Applies of characters. LANGUAGE To choose the SETUP to 577LH any horizontal noise sharpen the or PRESET MODE OSD ROTATE Used to rotate OSD window 90o. If you select OFF, the OSD window rotates 90o clockwise, and if you select ON, it rotates 90o counterclockwise. A11 Technical Information Energy Saving Design complies with the EPA's Energy Star program, which is a program designed to have manufacturers of computer equipment build circuitry into their products to reduce power consumption during time of This monitor 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 1024 x 768 or the frequency refresh rates of 31-69kHz horizontal When this monitor is used with with a Green or EPA or 56-85Hz vertical. Energy Star PC, or a PC Display Power the VESA software blanking following Management Signalling (DPMS) protocol, this monitor can conserve significant energy by reducing power consumption during periods of nonuse. 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 semi-OFF mode to a screen energy. In the semi-OFF mode or DPMS OFF mode as we specifications, the Power LED will still show an amber color. conserve more call it in our When you awaken your PC by hitting monitor will also awaken to its normal key or moving operating mode, the mouse, the by the a indicated green Power LED light. By following these conventions, the power consumption can be reduced to the following levels: Power Consumption A12 Power Hori. Verti. Sync Sync Video Normal(Max.) On On Normal Stand-by Off On Suspend On Power Off Off Mode Consumption LED Color 48W Green Off ≤3W Amber Off Off ≤3W Amber Off Off ≤3W Amber ≤ Technical Information Low Radiation Compliance (MPR II), Self Diagnostics Messages and DDC (Display Data Channel) Low Radiation This monitor meets Compliance (MPR II) Sweden, limit the Frequency (ELF) Self 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 Diagnostics Messages amount of emission allowed in the and Very Low Extremely Low Frequency (VLF) electromagnetic range. Special Self Diagnostics messages will appear identifying the following monitor conditions: on the screen when NO SIGNAL SELF DIAGNOSTICS NO SIGNAL CHECK SIGNAL CABLE ThisOSDmaypopupwhenitisONbutno signal is detected. In this case the message NO SIGNAL will be highlighted, alerting you to check the signal cable connections. OUT OF RANGE INPUT SIGNAL This OSD may appear to inform you that the signal being sent to the monitor is not within In this case, you would need to check the resolution and refresh rate its OUT OF RANGE POWER MANAGEMENT 20SEC DDC (Display Data Channel) DDC is a frequency range. you have your video card set to, and be within the range of the monitor. communication channel over which the monitor adjust to 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 to the monitor but not commands to control the monitor display data 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 26 memory locations for display are factory preset to popular video modes. modes, 16 of which Display Modes (Resolution) VGA 640 x 350 31.47 70 VGA 720 x 400 31.47 70 123456789 VGA 640 x 480 31.47 60 MAC 640 x 480 35.00 67 VESA 640 x 480 37.50 75 VESA 640 x 480 43.27 85 VESA 800 x 600 35.16 56 VESA 800 x 600 37.88 60 MAC 800 x 600 48.08 72 10 VESA 800 x 600 46.88 75 11 VESA 800 x 600 53.67 85 12 MAC 832 x 624 49.73 75 13 VESA 1024 x 768 48.36 60 14 VESA 1024 x 768 56.48 70 15 VESA 1024 x 768 60.02 75 16 VESA 1024 x 768 68.67 85 Note : This LCD monitor has been pre-adjusted to the video mode of VESA 1024x768 @60Hz. User Modes Modes 17-26 detects one are empty and can accept new video data. If the monitor 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 starting with mode 17. If you use up the 10 blank modes and still have more new video modes, the monitor replaces the information in the user modes starting with mode 17. Technical Information Troubleshooting Check the Display following before calling for service. Position is incorrect. Push the AUTO/SET Button. If the results position On the unsatisfactory, adjust the image position using position icon in the on screen display. are and V screen background, vertical bars or stripes are the H visible. Push the AUTO/SET Button. If the results using unsatisfactory, horizontal noise Any not are the CLOCK icon in the decrease the vertical bars on screen appearing or stripes display. in any image or characters are clearly portraid. Push the AUTO/SET Button. If the results are unsatisfactory, decrease the horizontal bars PHASE icon in the on screen using the secure the display. NO SIGNAL message. The signal cable is not connected, or is loose. Check and connection. OUT OF RANGE message appears. Picture is blank. The frequency of the signal from the video card is outside the operating range of the monitor. *Horizontal Frequency: 31kHz-69kHz *Vertical Use the Frequency: graphics to the manual for 56Hz-85Hz board's utility software graphics board). to change the frequency setting (Refer You can change the setup to the supported (Press the F8 key during booting the system). resolution using the Safe Mode The power LED is illuminated amber. The monitor is in its display power management mode. signal coming from the PC. The signal cable is not fastened securely. Check the computer power and graphics adapter configuration. There is NOTE If the power indicator(LED) light blinking amber, may result in is abnomal condition of the monitor. no active The monitor doesn't enter the power Then press a power ON/OFF button on the front panel control and call your service technician for more information. Computer video signal the video controller card is not management function. A15 saving off mode (Amber). is not VESA DPMS standard. Either the PC using or the VESA DPMS power 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 (N.C Signal Connector Pin Assignment Separate Sync. : No V.Sync. H. V. Sync. Sync. Connection) 15pin VGA Connector 5 1 6 10 15 11 Pin NOTE Adapter Pin Signal(D-Sub) 12345678 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 ground on the PC side. Input AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 1.2A 0.6A - Output DC 24V Use A17 Signal(D-Sub) Red Blue Ground No. 5 Pin have to AC H.Sync. 2.0A - + only the AC adapter supplied with the monitor. Technical Information Specifications Display Viewable Size (38.35cm) Flat coating 15.1inch (38.35cm) Pixel 0.3 Panel Active matrix-TFT LCD 15.1inch Type Anti-Glare Sync Input pitch 16.7 million color Horizontal 31kHz 69kHz Vertical 56Hz 85Hz Freq. Freq. Input form Signal input Video Input Display Input Area Power Input Weight Tilt (Automatic) (Automatic) Separate, TTL, Positive/Negative 15 pin D-Sub connector - - 307 Form Resolution Dimensions 0.3mm x True color x 230mm / 12.1 Separate, (max.) RGB VESA 1024 x x 9.1inch Analog, 0.714Vp-p/75ohm, 768 @ 85Hz Width 39.4 Height (min left) (max left) Depth 39.78 cm / 15.7 inches 47.28 cm / 18.6 inches 21.47 cm / 8.45 inches cm Positive / 15.5 inches (Applies to 577LH only) DC 24V 1.8A Net Range Environment Conditions 5.7 kg / 12.57 5.49 kg / 12.1 Down 0˚ Up 30˚ lbs lbs (Applies to (Applies to 577LH 576LU only) only) Operating condition 0˚C to 35˚C Temperature 10% to 80% non-condensing Humidity Storage condition -20˚C to 60˚C Temperature 5% to 95% non-condensing Humidity NOTE Information in this document is represent A18 a commitment on subject the part to change without of LG Electronics Inc. notice and does not 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 Congratulations! Labelling of Personal Computers just purchased a TCO'99 approved and labelled product! Your provided you with a product developed for professional use. Your purchase has also contributed to reducing the burden on the environment and also to the further development of environmentally adapted electronics products. You have choice has product meets the requirements for the TCO'99 scheme which provides for an international environmental and quality labelling of personal computers. The labelling scheme was developed as a joint effort by the TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), Svenska Naturskyddsforeningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation), Statens Energimyndighet (The Swedish National Energy Administration) This and SEMKO AB. The requirements cover a wide range of issues: environment, ergonomics, usability, reduction of electric and magnetic fields, energy consumption and electrical safety. 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 as far as computers and other concerned, is that environmentally harmful problem, electronics equipment substances products and during their manufacture. possible to satisfactorily recycle the majority of equipment, most of these potentially damaging substances are Since it is not electronics are used both in the so far sooner or later enter nature. There also other characteristics of are a computer, such as energy consumption levels, that are important from the viewpoints of both the work (internal) and natural (external) environments. Since all methods of electricity generation have a negative effect on the environment (e.g. acidic and climate-influencing emissions, radioactive waste), it is vital to save energy. Electronics equipment in offices is often left running continuously and thereby consumes a lot of energy. Environmental What does Labelling of labelling The environmental demands involve? of impose Personal restrictions on Computers the presence and use heavy metals, brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, CFCs (freons) and chlorinated solvents, among other things. The product must be recycling and the manufacturer is obliged to have an policy which must be adhered to in each country where company implements its operational policy. prepared for environmental the 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 reactivate the computer shall be reasonable for the Labelled products to user. must meet strict environmental in respect of the reduction of electric and visual ergonomics and good usability. demands, for example, magnetic fields, physical and Below you will find a brief summary of the environmental requirements met by this product. The complete environmental criteria document may be ordered from: TCO Development SE-114 94 Stockholm, Sweden Fax:+4687829207 Email (Internet): email@example.com regarding TCO'99 approved and labelled products may also be obtained via the Internet, using the address: http://www.tco-info.com/ Current information Environmental requirements Flame retardants present in printed circuit boards, cables, wires, casings housings. Their purpose is to prevent, or at least to delay the of fire. spread Up to 30% of the plastic in a computer casing can consist Flame retardants are and of flame retardant substances. Most flame retardants contain bromine or chloride, and those flame retardants are chemically related to another group of environmental toxins, PCBs. Both the flame retardants containing bromine or chloride and the PCBs are suspected of giving rise to severe health effects, including reproductive damage in fish-eating birds and mammals, due to the bio-accumulative* processes. Flame retardants have been found in human blood and researchers fear that disturbances in foetus development may occur. Environmental Labelling of The relevant TCO'99 demand requires Personal that Computers plastic components weighing than 25 grams must not contain flame retardants with organically bound bromine or chlorine. Flame retardants are allowed in the printed more circuit boards since no substitutes are available. Cadmium** Cadmium is present in rechargeable batteries and in the colour-generating layers of certain computer displays. Cadmium damages the nervous system and is toxic in high doses. The relevant TCO'99 requirement states that batteries, the colour-generating layers of display screens and the electrical or electronics components must not contain any cadmium. Mercury** Mercury is sometimes found in batteries, relays and switches. It damages system and is toxic in high doses. The relevant TCO'99 requirement states that batteries may not contain any mercury. It also the nervous demands that mercury is not present in any of the electrical or electronics components associated with the labelled unit. There is however one exception. Mercury is, for the time being, permitted in the back light system of flat panel monitors as there today is no commercially available alternative. TCO aims on removing this exception when a mercury free alternative is available. CFCs (freons) The relevant TCO'99 requirement states that neither CFCs nor HCFCs assembly of the product. CFCs printed circuit boards. CFCs break down ozone and thereby damage the ozone layer in the stratosphere, causing increased reception on earth of ultraviolet light with e.g. increased risks of skin cancer (malignant melanoma) as a may be used during the manufacture and (freons) are sometimes used for washing consequence. Lead** Lead be found in picture tubes, display screens, solders and capacitors. damages the nervous system and in higher doses, causes lead poisoning. The relevant TCO'99 requirement permits the inclusion of lead since no replacement has yet been developed. can Lead * ** Bio-accumulative is defined Lead, Cadmium and as substances which accumulate within living organisms Mercury are heavy metals which are Bio-accumulative.