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Using and Adjusting Your Monitor

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Using the monitor

There are five control buttons on the monitor. They perform the following operations:
Figure 1: Buttons of the monitor
1 - On/Off switch
2 - Menu button
3 - Browse buttons
4 - Auto/Select button
Control button/iconFunction when not in On Screen DisplayFunction in On Screen Display
Menu : Opens and closes the On Screen Display windowCloses setting screens and exits On Screen Display
Left Browse/Brightness : Shortcut to Brightness setting screenNavigates setting menus and adjusts settings
Right Browse/Contrast : Shortcut to Contrast setting screenNavigates setting menus and adjusts settings
Auto/Select : Performs an auto-adjustment to optimize image qualityActs as an Enter (Select) key to select setting screen options
On/Off : Turns the monitor on or offTurns the monitor on or off

Using the auto-adjustment function

You can easily optimize the screen performance for the VGA interface by using the Select button and the auto-adjustment pattern software (Adjustment pattern.exe) on the CD-ROM disc provided.
  1. Insert the provided CD-ROM disc into the computer.
  2. Run the software file D:\Adjustment pattern.exe to display a setup test pattern.
  3. Press the Select button to produce a stable, centered image.
The optimizer utility on the CD-ROM contains the drivers for Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP. For the f1503 monitor, use the D:\Drivers\f1503.inf file. For the f1703 monitor, use the D:\Drivers\f1703.inf file.

Adjusting the monitor settings

The monitor display has several adjustable settings that may need occasional fine-tuning. Adjust the monitor after:
  • Installing the monitor for the first time.
  • Changing the resolution (number of pixels on the display) or refresh rate (vertical scan frequency rate).
  • Changing the graphic card.
  • Connecting the monitor to a different computer.
  • Using the Factory Settings function. See Using the Factory settings option .
NOTE:For best performance, it is recommended that you select a video mode of 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz for the f1503 monitor and 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz for the f1703 monitor on the computer.

Using the On Screen Display

The monitor comes pre-configured to provide the best viewing image. However, you can fine-tune the display by using On Screen Display (OSD). The monitor control buttons allow you to open the On Screen Display to select and adjust display settings.
To adjust display settings:
  1. Press the Menu button to open On Screen Display to the OSD Main Menu .
    Figure 2: On Screen Display screen
  2. Press a Browse button to navigate the setting menus; see the following setting menus table.
  3. When the menu you want is selected, press the Select button to open the setting screen for that option.
    NOTE:Some main menu selections open submenus. When a sub-menu opens, choose the appropriate option menu and then press the Select button to open the setting screen for that option.
  4. Adjust the setting by using the instructions described in the topics that follow for each type of setting.
  5. To exit On Screen Display , press the Menu button or choose Exit and press the Select button.
Setting menus
The menus on the OSD Main Menu in the On Screen Display screen offer different setting options, shown in the following table:
IconSetting menuSetting description
Brightness/ContrastAdjusts the brightness or the difference between the light and dark area.
Image ControlAdjusts the:
  • Horizontal position of the screen image
  • Vertical position of the screen image
  • Frequency of the pixel clock to minimize vertical bar
  • Phase value to minimize horizontal jitters
AdvancedDisplays a sub-menu with two options:
  • Color: Adjusts the color tint of white, and the red, green, and blue (RGB) mix for colors.
  • On Screen Display (OSD) settings: Adjusts the position, timeout, and notification features of the On Screen Display window.
Auto ConfigurationAdjusts the main settings and produces a stable, centered image.
Factory settingsResets the display to original factory settings for color, brightness, phase, and clock.
LanguageShows the language of the OSD window.
InformationShows the current resolution and refresh rate; shows the serial number of the display; shows the power-on hours, and the backlight hours.
ExitCloses the OSD window.

Adjusting the horizontal position, vertical position, clock, phase, contrast, or brightness settings

  1. Open the appropriate setting screen (Brightness/Contrast or Image Control ). See Using the On Screen Display .
    Figure 3: Brightness/Contrast selection screen
  2. Press the Browse buttons to select the setting you want to adjust.
  3. Press Select to choose the setting.
  4. Press the Browse buttons to adjust the setting. The setting is automatically saved as you adjust it.
    Figure 4: Brightness adjustment screen
    • Horizontal Position : press the left Browse button to move the horizontal position to the left, and press the right Browse button to move the horizontal position to the right.
    • Vertical Position : press the left Browse button to move the vertical position down, and press the right Browse button to move the vertical position up.
    • Clock : press the left Browse button to decrease the clock setting value, and press the right Browse button to increase the clock setting value.
    • Phase : press the left Browse button to decrease phase setting values, and press the right Browse button to increase phase setting values.
    • Contrast : press the left Browse button to decrease the contrast, and press the right Browse button to increase the contrast.
    • Brightness : press the left Browse button to decrease the brightness, and press the right Browse button to increase the brightness.
      NOTE:You can revert to the factory settings for any of these options by choosing Default settings.
  5. Choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu , or press the Menu button to exit OSD.

Adjusting the color settings

The color setting screen is under the Advanced menu. See Using the On Screen Display . Three options appear on the Color setting screen: 9300 K, 6500 K, and User Color. 9300 K and 6500 K refer to tints of white. The 9300 K setting is often used for office environments or fluorescent lighting. The 6500 K setting is often used in environments with incandescent lighting. The User Color setting lets you individually adjust the red, green, and blue (RGB) mix for color generation.
Figure 5: Color adjustment screen
To adjust tints of white:
  1. Open the Color settings screen.
  2. Press the Browse buttons to select a tint of white. Choose either 9300 K or 6500 K.
  3. Choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to save the tint setting and return to the OSD Main Menu , or press the Menu button to exit OSD.
To adjust User Color:
  1. Open the Color settings screen.
  2. Press the Browse buttons until User Color is selected.
  3. Press the Select button to check this option.
    Figure 6: Red Color adjustment screen
  4. Press the Browse buttons to select the color you want to adjust.
  5. Press the Select button to activate the adjustable setting for the color you selected.
  6. Press the Browse buttons to change the color value.
  7. After the color is adjusted, press the Select button to deactivate the adjustable setting.
  8. Repeat Steps 4 through 7 for each color you want to adjust.
  9. Choose Save and return to save the changes you have made and return to the previous menu screen or choose Cancel to undo any changes. Press the Select button.
  10. Choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to save the tint setting and return to the OSD Main Menu , or press the Menu button to exit OSD.
    NOTE:To keep the color values as they were before any adjustments were made, choose Cancel and then press the Menu button.

Adjusting the OSD settings

There are four adjustable options on the OSD settings screen: Lock OSD settings, Timeout , H Position , and V Position .
To change OSD settings:
  1. Open the OSD setting screen under the Advanced menu. See Using the On Screen Display .
    Figure 7: OSD Settings adjustment screen
  2. Press the Browse buttons to select the option you want to adjust.
  3. Press the Select button to check the option.
To change OSD lock setting:
  1. Press the Browse button to select yes (lock) or no (unlock). The setting is automatically saved when you change the value.
  2. Choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu or press the Menu button to exit OSD .
    NOTE:Once OSD is locked, all OSD functions including the shortcut buttons are disabled. If OSD is locked, pressing any button on the monitor directly opens the Lock OSD settings window so that you can unlock OSD.
To adjust OSD Timeout:
You can set the OSD (On Screen Display) screen to turn off automatically when you are not using it.
  1. Press the Browse buttons to select how long the On Screen Display screen appears before automatically turning off. The setting is automatically saved as you adjust it.
  2. Choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu , or press the Menu button to exit OSD.
To adjust OSD H Position:
You can adjust the horizontal position of the OSD (On Screen Display) screen.
  1. Press the Browse buttons to position the OSD screen. The setting is automatically saved as you adjust it.
  2. When the screen is in the horizontal position you want you can either choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu and make adjustments to other settings, or press the Menu button to exit OSD.
To adjust OSD V Position:
You can adjust the vertical position of the On Screen Display (OSD) screen.
  1. Press the Browse buttons to position the OSD screen. The setting is automatically saved as you adjust it.
  2. When the screen is in the vertical position you want you can either choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu and make adjustments to other settings, or press the Menu button to exit OSD .

Using the Auto Configuration option

With Auto Configuration you can reset Horizontal Position , Vertical Position , Clock , and Phase to optimize the image quality. Before using this option be sure you are viewing a full Windows screen, or using the test pattern provided on the CD. The test pattern software file is named Adjustment pattern.exe.
To change settings with Auto Configuration:
  1. Open the Auto Configuration setting screen. See Using the On Screen Display . A window with a progress bar appears and displays until the process is done.
    Figure 8: Auto Configuration setting screen
  2. Press the Select button to proceed with the reset, or press the Menu button to exit without resetting.
  3. If you reset the settings you can either choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu and make adjustments to other settings, or press the Menu button to exit OSD.

Using the factory settings option

Using Factory settings restores original factory settings for Color , Brightness , Phase , and Clock . This re-establishes pre-set color settings for the best possible brightness.
To use Factory settings:
  1. Open the Factory settings screen. See Using the On Screen Display .
    Figure 9: Factory setting screen
  2. Press the Browse buttons to select whether or not you want to restore the factory settings.
  3. Press the Select button to proceed.
  4. If you reset with Factory settings you can either choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu and make adjustments to other settings, or press the Menu button to exit OSD.

Selecting a language for On Screen Display

You can choose to view On Screen Display in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, or Japanese.
  1. Open the Languages setting screen. See Using the On Screen Display .
    Figure 10: Languages setting screen
  2. Press the Browse buttons to choose a language. The setting is automatically saved.
  3. After selecting a language you can either choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu and make adjustments to other settings, or press the Menu button to exit OSD.

Viewing serial number, resolution mode, working time information

You may need to provide the display serial number or other information, such as the monitor resolution mode or backlight working time, to HP Support technicians to help them serve you better during a Support call.
The backlight hours refers to the elapsed time of usage for the light behind the display screen. The expected lifespan of the backlight is approximately 25,000 to 30,000 hours. At some point after the maximum usage time of the backlight has been exceeded, you may notice a decrease in brightness of up to 50%. At this point, the backlight needs to be replaced to restore full brightness.
CAUTION:The backlight can be replaced only by a trained technician. Please contact the HP Support Center for assistance. Do not attempt to replace the light yourself.
NOTE:Do not use a screen saver with the LCD monitor, as the backlight is used. It is recommended that you enable an automatic power saving mode, or switch off the monitor when not in use.
To view the serial number, resolution mode, or working time:
  1. Open the Information setting screen. See Using the On Screen Display . The current and recommended resolution mode, the serial number, the total monitor working time, and backlight working time displays.
    Figure 11: Information setting screen
  2. After viewing the information you can either choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to the OSD Main Menu and make adjustments to other settings, or press the Menu button to exit OSD.

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