LCD MONITOR quick start guide SyncMaster XL30 ii Model SyncMaster XL30 Please make sure the following items are included with your monitor. If any items are missing, contact your dealer. Contact a local dealer to buy optional items. Unpacking Without Stand With Stand (Monitor & Sliding Stand) Manual Quick Setup Guide Cable Warranty Card (Not available in all locations) User's Guide, Monitor Driver DVI-D (Dual link) Cable Power Cord Sold separately USB Cable (A-B Type cable) Others Calibrater For more information on the use of the calibrater, see Natural Color Expert Help. Hood Front MODE button (= Color Mode) Press this button to select a Color Mode. Continuing to press the button, will repeatedly display the setting modes. With the control buttons at the front of the monitor, you can easily implement different color information matching your environment. 1) Custom - Although the values are carefully chosen by our engineers, the pre-configured values may not be comfortable to your eyes depending on your taste. If this is the case, adjust the brightness and contrast by using the OSD menu. 2) sRGB - Displays the sRGB color information on the screen. 3) AdobeRGB - Displays the Adobe RGB color information on the screen. 4) Emulation - With Natural Color Expert, you can change the system profile or a previously created color information and display it on the screen. Caution: The Emulation information presented when pressing the Emulation button at the front of your monitor is saved as the Emulation information of the Color Mode for your product. Once saved, your monitor will be presented with this saved information whenever Emulation is selected. 5) Calibration - The Calibration functionality analyzes the color characteristics of your monitor and allows you to save its color information as an icc profile. This will tell your monitor what color space it should use and how it should accept and present colors. Displays your custom color information obtained by using Natural Color Expert and the Calibrator. Caution: The Calibration information is presented when pressing the Calibration button at the front of your monitor. Note that only one piece of Calibration information, i.e. the one saved last, is kept on your monitor. The Contrast and Brightness functions only operate in Custom mode. Adjust buttons [ ] Push the button to adjust brightness. ▼ : The screen is getting dark. ▲ : The screen is getting bright. Power button [ ] / Power indicator Use this button for turning the monitor on and off. / This light glows blue during normal operation, and blinks blue once as the monitor saves your adjustments. See PowerSaver described in the manual for further information regarding power saving functions. For energy conservation, turn your monitor OFF when it is not needed, or when leaving it unattended for long periods. Rear (The configuration at the back of the monitor may vary from product to product.) DVI-D Only digital signals can be input to this terminal. Therefore, only connect the DVI terminal of your PC to this terminal. Stand Stopper Remove the fixing pin on the stand to lift the monitor up and down. POWER 1. POWER S/W : Switches the monitor On/Off. 2. POWER : Connect the power cord for your monitor to the POWER on the back of the monitor. Kensington Lock The Kensington lock is a device used to physically fix the system when using dit in a public place. (The locking device has to be purchased separately.) For using a locking device, contact where you purchased it. USB connection terminal UP (USB upstream port): Connect the UP port of the monitor and the USB port of the computer with the USB cable. DOWN (USB downstream port): Connect the DOWN port of the USB monitor and a USB device with the USB cable. z z To use DOWN (Downstream Port), you have to connect the UP (Upstream Cable ) to the PC. Make sure to use the USB cable supplied with this monitor to connect the monitor's UP port and your computer's USB port. See Connecting the Monitor for further information regarding cable connections. Model SyncMaster XL30 Connecting the Monitor Connecting the Monitor Connect the power cord for your monitor to the power port on the back of the monitor. Plug the power cord for the monitor into a nearby outlet. Use a connection appropriate for your computer. Using the DVI (Digital) connector on the video card. Connect the DVI Cable to the DVI-D Port on the back of your Monitor. [ DVI-D ] Connected to a Macintosh. Connect the monitor to the Macintosh computer using the DVI connection cable. Turn on your computer and monitor. If your monitor displays an image, installation is completed. Connecting USB You can use a USB device such as a mouse, keyboard, Memory Stick, or external hard disk drive by connecting them to the them to the PC. DOWN port of the monitor without connecting The USB port of the monitor supports High-Speed Certified USB 2.0. High speed Full speed Low speed Data Rate 480 Mbps 12 Mbps 1.5 Mbps Power Consumption 2.5W (Max., each port) 2.5W (Max., each port) 2.5W (Max., each port) Connect the To use UP port of the monitor and the USB port of the computer with the USB cable. DOWN port, you have to connect the UP (Upstream Cable) to the PC. Make sure to use the USB cable supplied with this monitor to connect the monitor's UP port and your computer's USB port. Connect the DOWN port of the USB monitor and a USB device with the USB cable. The use procedures are as the same as those for using an external device connecting to the PC. z z z You can connect and use a keyboard and mouse. You can play a file from a media device. (Examples of media devices: MP3, digital camera, etc.) You can run, move, copy or delete the files on the storage device. (Examples of storage devices: external memory, memory card, memory reader, HDD-type z MP3 player, etc.) You can use other USB devices that can be connected to a computer. z z z z When connecting a device to the DOWN port of the monitor, connect the device using a cable appropriate to the device. (For the purchase of the cable and external devices, ask the service center of the corresponding product.) The company is not liable for problems or damages to an external device caused by using an unauthorized cable for the connection. Some products do not follow the USB standard, and it may cause a malfunction of the device. If the device malfunctions even if it is connected to the computer, contact the service center of the device/computer. Changing the Stand and Installing the Hoods Sliding Stand Stopper Swivel Using ( ),You can swivel the monitor left and right at an angle of 330 ° to set the monitor lengthwise. The rubber under the stand is to avoid the monitor slide. Tilt angle Using ( angle. ), You can adjust the tilt angle forward and backward for the most comfortable viewing Removing the base 1. Turn off your monitor and unplug its power cord. 2. Lay the LCD monitor face-down on a flat surface with a cushion beneath it to protect the screen. 3. Remove four screws ( ) and then remove the Stand from the LCD monitor. Attaching a Base This monitor accepts a 200 mm x 100 mm VESA-compliant mounting interface pad. Monitor Mounting interface pad (Sold separately) 1. Turn off your monitor and unplug its power cord. 2. Lay the LCD monitor face-down on a flat surface with a cushion beneath it to protect the screen. 3. Remove four screws and then remove the stand from the LCD monitor. 4. Align the mounting interface pad with the holes in the rear cover mounting pad and secure it with four screws that came with the arm-type base, wall mount hanger or other base. z z z z z z z Do not use screws longer than the standard dimension, as they may damage the inside of the Monitor. For wall mounts that do not comply with VESA standard screw specifications, the length of the screws may differ depending on their specifications. Do not use screws that do not comply with the VESA standard screw specifications. Do not fasten the screws too tightly, as this may damage the product or cause the product to fall, leading to personal injury. Samsung is not liable for these kinds of accidents. Samsung is not liable for product damage or personal injury when a non-VESA or nonspecified wall mount is used or the consumer fails to follow the product installation instructions. To mount the monitor on a wall, you should purchase the wall mounting kit that allows you to mount the monitor at least 10cm away from the wall surface. Contact the nearest Samsung Service Center for more information. Samsung Electronics will not be responsible for damages caused by using a base other than those specified. Please use Wall Mount according to the International standards. Installation Using the Hood What is the Hood? It is a device that can be attached to the top, right and left of the monitor to screen sunlight, preventing any color distortion. You can change the colors of the entire screen according to your preferences. Insert the hooking parts ( ) of both hoods starting from the top and moving downwards into the grooves ( ) near the left and right edges at the back of the monitor. Fit the top part of the monitor into the top of the grooves of both hoods. Model SyncMaster XL30 Check List Before calling for service, check the information in this section to see if you can remedy any problems yourself. If you do need assistance, please call the phone number on the Information section or contact your dealer. Symptom No images on the screen. I cannot turn on the monitor. Check List Solutions Is the power cord connected properly? Check the power cord connection and supply. If the power is on, reboot the computer to see the initial screen(the login screen), which can be seen. If the initial screen (the login screen) appears, boot the computer in the applicable mode (the safe mode for Windows ME/XP/2000) and then change the frequency of the video card. (Refer to Preset Timing Modes) Note : If the initial screen (the login screen) does not appear, contact the Service Center or your dealer. The screen shows strange colors or just black and white. The screen suddenly has become unbalanced. There is no image on the screen. Is the power indicator on the monitor blinking at 1 second intervals? The monitor is in PowerSaver mode. Is the screen displaying only one color as if looking at the screen through a cellophane paper? Check the signal cable connection. Make sure the video card is fully inserted in it's slot. Have the screen colors become strange after running a program or due to a crash between applications? Reboot the computer. Has the video card been set properly? Set the video card by referring to the video card manual. Have you adjusted the resolution or frequency to the monitor? Adjust the resolution and frequency at the video card. (Refer to Preset Timing Modes). Press any key on the keyboard to activate the monitor and restore the image on the screen. LED is blinking but no images on the screen. Is the frequency properly adjusted when checking the Display Timing on the menu? Adjust the frequency properly by referring to the video card manual and Preset Timing Modes. (The maximum frequency per resolution may differ from product to product.) There are only 16 colors shown on the screen. The screen colors have changed after changing the video card. Have the Windows colors been set properly? Windows ME/2000/XP : Set the colors properly at the Control Panel → Display → Settings. Has the video card been set properly? Set the video card by referring to the video card manual. I cannot use the 2560x1600 resolution with the monitor. Does the graphics card on your computer support the 2560x1600 resolution? If your graphics card does not support the 2560x1600 resolution, then you can only use the 1280x800 resolution with your monitor. To use the 2560x1600 resolution, replace your graphics card with one that supports that resolution. Check the following items if there is trouble with the monitor. 1. Check if the power cord and the video cables are properly connected to the computer. 2. Check if the computer beeps more than 3 times when booting. (If it does, ask the service center to check the main board of the computer.) 3. If you installed a new video card or if you assembled the PC, check if the installed the adapter (video) driver. 4. Check if the scanning ratio of the video screen is set at 60 Hz +/- 2 Hz. (Do not exceed 60 Hz when using the maximum resolution.) 5. If you have problems in installing the adapter (video) driver, boot the computer in Safe Mode, remove the Display Adapter at the "Control Panel→System→Device Administrator" and then reboot the computer to reinstall the adapter (video) driver. If problems repeatedly occur, contact an authorized Service Center. Q&A Question Answer How can I change the frequency? The frequency can be changed by reconfiguring the video card. How can I adjust the resolution? Windows ME/XP/2000 : Set the resolution at the Control Panel→Display→Settings. Note that video card support can vary, depending on the version of the driver used. (Refer to the computer or the video card manual for details.) * Contact the video card manufacturer for details. How can I set the Power Saving function? Windows ME/XP/2000 : Set the function at BIOS-SETUP of the computer or the screen saver. (Refer to Windows/Computer Manual). How can I clean the outer case/LCD Panel? Disconnect the power cord and then clean the monitor with a soft cloth, using either a cleaning solution or plain water. Do not leave any detergent or scratches on the case. Do not let any water enter the monitor.