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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Special notes on LCD monitors................................................................1
Introduction .............................................................................................2
Features ..................................................................................................2
Unpacking ...............................................................................................3
Attaching/Removing the base ..................................................................4
Screen position adjustment.......................................................................4
Connecting the power cord ......................................................................5
Safety precaution ....................................................................................5
Cleaning your monitor ..............................................................................5
Preset modes ..........................................................................................6
Power saving ..........................................................................................7
DDC .......................................................................................................7
Installation ...............................................................................................8
User controls ...........................................................................................9
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................... 13
Specification .......................................................................................... 14
AL1717
SPECIAL NOTES ON LCD MONITORS
The following symptoms are normal with LCD monitor and do not indicate a problem.
NOTES
· Due to the nature of the fluorescent light, the screen may flicker during initial use.
Turn off the Power Switch and then turn it on again to make sure the flicker disappears.
· You may find slightly uneven brightness on the screen depending on the desktop
pattern you use.
· The LCD screen has effective pixels of 99.99% or more. It may include blemishes of
0.01% or less such as a missing pixel or a pixel lit all of the time.
· Due to the nature of the LCD screen, an afterimage of the previous screen may
remain after switching the image, when the same image is displayed for hours. In
this case, the screen is recovered slowly by changing the image or turning off the
Power Switch for hours.
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AL1717
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations for purchasing model AL1717, a high performance 17-inch color TFT LCD
monitor. The AL1717 monitor provides flicker-free and color images at optional resolutions.
Through this user guide, we will introduce you step-by-step all the features, functions and
technical specifications of the LCD monitor. Surely you will have a refreshing experience
working with the monitor.
FEATURES
The AL1717 is a 17-inch TFT LCD monitor that is intelligent, microprocessor-based and
ergonomically designed display, compatible with most analog RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
display standards, including PS/V, PS/2, optional for Apple Macintosh Centris, Quadra,
and Macintosh II family signals. The LCD monitor is capable of displaying crisp and
vibrant color graphics with VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA (non-interlaced), and most Macintosh
compatible color video cards.
· The monitor is able to properly function even in case of upgrade video cards or
software because of the wide auto-scanning compatibility range without requiring to
buy a new monitor.
· The internal microprocessor digitally controls auto-scanning. For horizontal scan
frequencies between 30 KHz and 81 KHz, and vertical scan frequencies between 55 Hz
and 76 Hz. In each frequency mode, the microprocessor-based circuitry allows the
monitor to function at the precision-of a fixed frequency.
· The resident memory allows for storing factory default settings and also additional
user adjustment parameters.
· The maximum resolution achievable is SXGA (1280 x 1024), best suited for Windows
applications
· The compact and sleek cabinet design saves lot of your desk space and makes your
desk look neat and tidy.
· The monitor is also compliant with the most stringent environmental scheme of TCO
99. In this scheme, no environmental harmful substances are used during the entire
manufacturing process.
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AL1717
UNPACKING
Please check the following items are present when you unpack the box, and save the
packing materials in case you will need to ship or transport the monitor in future.
·
LCD Monitor
·
AC Power Cord
·
Audio Cable
Speakers
·
15-pin D-Sub Cable
·
DVI Cable
(Only Dual-Input Model)
·
User Manual
·
Quick Start Guide
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AL1717
Attaching / Removing the Base
Install:
Align the four hooks on the bottom of
the monitor with the corresponding
slots on the bottom of the base.
Remove:
Depress the four hooks as indicated first
before removing the base and follow the
arrow direction to remove it.
SCREEN POSITION ADJUSTMENT
In oder to optimize the best viewing position, you can adjust the tilt of the monitor by
using both of your hands to hold the edges of the monitor as shown in the figure below.
The monitor can be adjusted to 15 degrees up or 5 degrees down as indicated by arrow
below.
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AL1717
CONNECTING THE POWER CORD
·
·
·
·
·
Check first to make sure that the power cord you use is the correct type required for
your area.
This monitor has a universal power supply that allows operation in either 100/120V
AC or 220/240 V AC voltage area. No user-adjustment is required.
Plug one end of the power cord to the AC Inlet, plug another end to a proper AC
outlet.
For unit using at 120 V AC:
Use a UL Listed Cord Set, Type SVT wire and plug rated 10 A/125 V.
For unit using at 220/240 V AC (outside of U.S.):
Use a Cord Set consisting of H05VV-F cord and plug rated 10 A, 250 V. The cord set
should have the appropriate safety approvals for the country in which the equipment
will be installed.
SAFETY PRECAUTION
· Avoid placing the monitor, or any other heavy object, on the power cord to avoid
damage to the cable.
· Do not expose the monitor to rain, excessive moisture, or dust.
· Do not cover the ventilation slots or openings of the monitor. Always put the monitor
in a place where there is adequate ventilation.
· Avoid placing the monitor against a bright background or where sunlight or other
light sources may reflect on the face of the monitor. Place the monitor just below
eye level.
· Handle with care when transporting the monitor.
· Refrain from giving shock or scratch to the screen, as screen is fragile.
· LAMP Disposal
LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE
RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL
LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES
ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR LAMP SPECIFIC DISPOSAL
INFORMATION CHECK WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
CLEANING YOUR MONITOR
Please carefully follow the below guidelines when cleaning the monitor.
· Always unplug the monitor before cleaning.
· Use a soft cloth to wipe the screen and cabinet front and sides.
· Apply a small quantity of alcohol to a soft cloth to clean the monitor screen, if requires
more than dusting.
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AL1717
PRESET MODES
To reduce the need for adjustment for different modes, the monitor has default setting
modes that are most commonly used as given in the table below. For optimum adjustment,
the user is suggested to perform the Auto Setup under Windows “Full Screen” pattern. If
the mode in use does not match one of the defaults, the user can store their preferred
modes in the user modes. The monitor is capable of storing up to 9 user modes. The only
condition to store as a user mode is the new display information must have 1 KHz difference
for horizontal frequency or 1 Hz for vertical frequency or the sync signal polarities are
different from the default modes.
Mode
Resolution
Polarity
H. Freq.
(KHz)
Band Width
(MHz)
H
V
1
VGA
720 x 400
70 Hz
31.47
28.322
-
+
2
VGA
640 x 480
60 Hz
31.47
25.175
-
-
3
MAC
640 x 480
66 Hz
35.00
32.24
-
-
4
VESA
640 x 480
72 Hz
37.86
31.5
-
-
5
VESA
640 x 480
75 Hz
37.50
31.5
-
-
6
VESA
800 x 600
56 Hz
35.16
36
+
+
7
VESA
800 x 600
60 Hz
37.88
40
+
+
8
VESA
800 x 600
75 Hz
46.88
49.5
+
+
9
VESA
800 x 600
72 Hz
48.08
50
+
+
10
MAC
832 x 624
75 Hz
49.72
57.283
-
-
11
VESA
1024 x 768
60 Hz
48.36
65
-
-
12
VESA
1024 x 768
70 Hz
56.48
75
-
-
13
VESA
1024 x 768
75 Hz
60.02
78.75
+
+
14
VESA
1280 x 1024
60 Hz
64
108
+
+
15
VESA
1280 x 1024
75 Hz
80
135
+
+
16
VESA
1152 x 864
75 Hz
67.5
108
+
+
17
VESA
1280 x 960
60 Hz
60
108
+
+
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POWER SAVING
The monitor will be driven into “Power Saving” mode by the control signal from the
display controller, as indicated by the amber-color power LED.
State
Power
Consumption
LED Light
ON
Normal
Green
Active
OFF
<3W
Amber
The power saving states will be kept until a control signal has been detected or the
keyboard or mouse is activated. The recovery time from Active OFF state back to ON state
is around 3 seconds.
DDC
To make your installation easier, the monitor is able to Plug and Play with your system if
your system also supports DDC protocol. The DDC (Display Data Channel) is a
communication protocol through which the monitor automatically informs the host system
about its capabilities, for example, supported resolutions and corresponding timing. The
monitor supports DDC2B standard.
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AL1717
INSTALLATION
To install the monitor to your host system, please follow the steps as given below:
Steps
1. Connect Video Cable
a. Make sure both the monitor and computer are powered-OFF.
b. Connect the video cable to the computer.
c. (only Dual-Input Model) Connect one end of the 24-pin DVI cable to the back of
the monitor and connect the other end to the computer’s port. )
2. Connect power cord
Connect the power cord to the monitor, then to a properly grounded AC outlet.
3. Connect the Audio Cable.
4. Power-ON Monitor and Computer
Power-ON the monitor first, then power-ON the computer.
This sequence is very important.
5. If the monitor still does not function properly, please refer to the troubleshooting section
to diagnose the problem.
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AL1717
USER CONTROLS
3
4
5
6
1
2
Front Panel Controls
1. Power Switch:
To turn ON or OFF the power.
2. Power LED:
Lights up to indicate the power is turned ON.
3. Auto Adjust button / Exit:
1)When OSD menu is in active status, this button will act as EXIT-KEY (EXIT OSD menu).
2)When OSD menu is in off status, press this button for 2 seconds to activate the Auto
Adjustment function.
The Auto Adjustment function is used to set the HPos, VPos, Clock and Focus.
4. < / Volume
Activates the volume control when the OSD is OFF or navigate through adjustment icons
when OSD is ON or adjust a function when function is activated.
5. > / Volume
Activates the volume control when the OSD is OFF or navigate through adjustment icons
when OSD is ON or adjust a function when function is activated.
6. MENU / ENTER:
Activate OSD menu when OSD is OFF or activate/de-activate adjustment function when
OSD is ON or Exit OSD menu when in Volume Adjust OSD status.
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HOW TO ADJUST A SETTING
1. Press the MENU-button to activate the OSD window.
2. Press < or > to select the desired function.
3. Press the MENU-button to select the function that you want to adjust.
4. Press < or > to change the settings of the current function.
5. To exit and save, select the exit function. If you want to adjust any other function,
repeat steps 2-4.
ADJUSTING THE PICTURE
The descriptions for function control LEDS
Main
Menu
Icon
Sub
Menu
Icon
Sub
Menu
Item
Description
Contrast
Adjusts the contrast between the foreground and
background of the screen image.
Brightness
Adjusts the background brightness of the screen
image.
Focus
Adjusts picture Focus.
(available in Analog mode only)
Clock
Adjusts picture Clock.
(available in Analog mode only)
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Main
Menu
Icon
Sub
Menu
Icon
Sub Menu Item
Description
H. Position
Adjust the horizontal position.
(available in Analog mode only)
V. Position
Adjust the vertical position.
(available in Analog mode only)
N/A
Warm
Set the color temperature to warm white.
N/A
Cool
Set the color temperature to cool white.
User /Red
User/Green
Adjusts Red/Green/Blue intensity.
User/Blue
N/A
English
N/A
N/A
Deutsch
N/A
Francais
N/A
Espanol
N/A
Italiano
Multi-language selection.
N/A
N/A
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Main
Menu
Icon
(Only
Analog
Input
Model)
(Only
Dual
Input
Model)
Sub
Menu
Icon
Sub Menu Item
Description
H. Position
Adjust the horizontal position of the OSD.
V. Position
Adjust the vertical position of the OSD.
OSD Timeout
Adjust the OSD timeout.
N/A
Auto Config
Auto Adjust the H/V Position, Focus and
Clock of picture.
N/A
Analog
Select input signal from analog (D-Sub)
N/A
Digital
Select input signal from digital (DVI)
N/A
Information
Show the resolution, H/V frequency and
input port of current input timing.
N/A
Reset
Clear each old status of Auto-configuration
and set the color temperature to Cool.
N/A
Exit
Save user adjustment and OSD disappear.
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AL1717
TROUBLESHOOTING
Before sending your LCD monitor for servicing, please check the troubleshooting list
below to see if you can self-diagnose the problem.
Problems
Current Status
Remedy
LED ON
·
Using OSD, adjust brightness and contrast to
maximum or reset to their default settings.
LED OFF
·
Check the power switch.
·
Check if AC power cord is properly connected
to the monitor.
·
Check if video signal cable is properly
connected at the back of monitor.
·
Check if the power of computer system is ON.
·
Check if the specification of graphics adapter
and monitor is in compliance which may be
causing the input signal frequency mismatch.
·
Using OSD, adjust RESOLUTION, CLOCK,
CLOCK-PHASE, H-POSITION and VPOSITION with non-standard signals.
·
Using OSD, in case of missing full-screen image,
please select other resolution or other vertical
refresh timing.
·
Wait for a few seconds after adjusting the size of
the image before changing or disconnecting the
signal cable or powering OFF the monitor.
·
Check the audio cable with the host PC is
connected.
·
Check if the volume setup of the host PC is in
minimum position and try to raise the volume
level.
No
Picture
LED displays
amber color
Unstable Picture
Display is missing,
center shift, or too
Abnormal small or too large
in display size
Picture
Abnormal No sound, or
Sound
sound level is too
low
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AL1717
SPECIFICATION
LCD Panel
Driving system
TFT Color LCD
Size
43.2cm(17.0")
Pixel pitch
0.264mm( H )x 0.264mm( V )
Brightness
300cd/m2 (Typical)
Contrast
500:1(Typical)
Viewable angle
1500 (H) 1350 (V)
Response time
12 ms (Typical)
Video
R,G,B Analog Interface
H-Frequency
30KHz - 81KHz
V-Frequency
55-76Hz
Display Colors
16.2M Colors
Dot Clock
135MHz
Max. Resolution
1280 x 1024 @75Hz
Plug & Play
VESA DDC/DDC2B
EPA ENERGY STAR
ON Mode
< 45W
OFF Mode
< 3W
D-Sub 15pin
Input Connector
DVI-D 24pin (Only Dual-Input Model)
Analog:0.7Vp-p(standard),
75 OHM, Positive
Input Video Signal
Digital signal (Only Dual-Input Model)
Maximum Screen Size
Horizontal : 337.92mm
Vertical : 270.336mm
Power Source
100~240VAC,50~60Hz
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Environmental Considerations
Operating Temp: 50 to 350C
Storage Temp.: -200 to 600C
Operating Humidity: 10% to 85%
Dimensions
380(W) x 377(H) x 159(D)mm
Weight (N. W.)
4kg Unit (net)
Switch
Auto Adjust Key
>/ Volume
</Volume
Power Buttonv
MENU/ Exit
Functions
Contrast
Brightness
Focus
Clock
H.Position
V.Position
Language
Auto configuration (only Analog input model)
Input signal Selection (only Dual input model)
(Warm) Color
(Cool) Color
RGB Color temperature
Reset
OSD position . timeout
Display information
Exit
External Controls:
Power Consumption ( Maximum )
45 Watts
Audio Output
Rated Power 1W (Per channel)
Regulatory Compliance
CUL, FCC, VCCI, CCC, MPR II, CE,
TUV/GS, TCO'99, UL, ISO13406-2, PCT
* All specifications are subject to change without notice.
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