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Setting Up Your Monitor

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This document describes how to set up the HP flat panel monitor models vp17, w1707, w1907, and w2007.
Figure 1: vp17 monitor
Image of the vp17 monitor.
Figure 2: w1707, w1907, and w2007 monitor
Image of the w1707, w1907, and w2007 monitor.

Setting up the monitor

Your flat-panel LCD monitor can be set up for desktop use or can be wall mounted.

Setting up the monitor for desktop use

Use the following steps to attach the base and set up the monitor for desktop use.
WARNING:Avoid pinching or scraping fingers when attaching the base.
  1. Set the panel screen-down on a flat, protected surface.
  2. Align the neck with the monitor base.
  3. Slide the base until it snaps in place.
    Make sure the base is securely locked.
    Figure 3: Attaching the base
    Image of attaching the base.
  4. Place the monitor in the upright position on a desktop or table where it will not be bumped.

Adjusting the monitor position

Use the following steps to adjust your monitor screen tilt to the desired angle.
  1. Face the front of the monitor and hold the stand so you do not topple the monitor while changing the tilt.
  2. Adjust the tilt by moving the monitor top edge toward or away from you, or to the left or right.
Figure 4: Adjusting the monitor tilt
Image of adjusting the monitor tilt.
CAUTION:To avoid breakage or other damage, do not touch the LCD screen while changing the tilt.

Setting up the monitor for wall-mounted use

The monitor can be attached to a wall mounting arm that you purchase separately.

Preparing to install a wall mounting arm (not supplied)

Before you mount the monitor on a wall, a swing arm, or other mounting fixture, remove the base.
WARNING:Make sure the monitor is lying flat, with the screen down. Attempting to remove the base or pedestal from the monitor while it is upright may result in personal injury
CAUTION:The screen is fragile. Placing the monitor face-down on a flat, soft area prevents scratches, defacing, or breakage.
  1. Turn off the monitor power, and disconnect all power, video, and audio cables.
  2. Place the monitor face-down on a soft, protected surface.
  3. Remove the rubber plug on the neck of the monitor.
    You will see a screw below the rubber plug, and two additional screws on the panel.
  4. Remove all three screws.
  5. Remove the neck from the monitor.
    Figure 5: Removing the neck and base
    Image of removing the neck and base.
    1 - Rubber plug
    2 - Screws that retain the neck
  6. Save the rubber plug, screws, neck, and base for future use.

Installing a wall mounting arm

Mount the monitor to a swing arm or other mounting fixture by following the instructions included with the mounting fixture. Ensure that the monitor is safely attached.
NOTE:Mounting fixture is sold separately.
  1. Place the monitor panel screen down on the flat, soft area.
  2. Place the wall mounting arm onto the back of the monitor. Line up the holes of the arm with the mounting holes in the back of the monitor.
  3. Insert the screws into the mounting holes and tighten.
  4. Reconnect the cables.
  5. Refer to the user’s manual that came with the wall mounting arm (purchased separately) for instructions on attaching it to the wall.

Connecting the monitor to the computer

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Connect the built-in monitor speakers to the computer, using the audio cable (green connector).
    Figure 6: Connecting the audio cable
    Image of connecting the audio cable.
  3. To attach a VGA cable, connect one end of the 15-pin D-Sub VGA cable (blue connector) to the back of the monitor and connect the other end to the computer VGA port.
    Figure 7: Connecting the VGA cable
    Image of connecting the VGA cable.
  4. To attach a DVI cable (not provided), connect one end of the 24-pin DVI cable (white connector) to the back of the monitor and connect the other end to the computer DVI port.
    Figure 8: Connecting the DVI cable
    Image of connecting the DVI cable.
  5. Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the monitor and plug the other end into a grounded outlet.
    Figure 9: Connecting the power cord
    Image of connecting the power cord.
  6. Secure the cables by routing them through the cable manager.
    Figure 10: Securing the cables
    Image of securing the cables.
  7. Turn on your monitor and computer.

Selecting the source of video input

Attach a VGA cable (provided), a DVI-D cable, or both to the monitor. To use DVI, your computer must have a DVI-compliant graphics card. If both cables are installed, the default input selection is DVI. To switch the input selection, use the Switch Video Input option in the OSD menu.
  1. Press the Menu button on the front of the monitor to access the OSD main menu.
  2. Navigate to Switch Video Input by pressing the + (plus) or (minus) buttons on the monitor.
    The Switch Video Input toggles between VGA and DVI.
  3. Click Save and Return after you make your choice.

Tips and recommendations

  • Unplug your monitor from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. If the screen requires additional cleaning, use an antistatic screen cleaner.
  • Do not open your monitor cabinet or attempt to service this product yourself. Adjust only those controls that are covered in the operating instructions. If your monitor is not operating properly, or has been dropped or damaged, contact your Compaq authorized dealer, reseller, or service provider.
  • Use only a power source and connection appropriate for this monitor, as indicated on the label/back plate of the monitor.
  • Never disconnect the monitor by pulling the cord. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet by grasping the plug firmly.
  • Turn your monitor off when not in use. You can substantially increase the life expectancy of your monitor by using a screen saver program and turning off the monitor when not in use.
  • When removing the monitor base, lay the monitor face down on a soft flat area to prevent it from getting scratched, defaced, or broken.
  • Burn-in image damage may occur on monitors that display the same static image on screen for a prolonged period of time. To avoid burn-in image damage on your monitor screen, always activate a screen saver application or turn off the monitor when it is not in use for a prolonged period of time.