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Setting Up Your Monitor

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This document describes steps to set up the 1910, 2010, 2210, 2310, 2510, and 2710 series LCD flat panel monitors.
Figure 1: HP 2310i monitor
HP monitor (2310i shown)

Step 1: 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

You can install the monitor on a desktop or wall-mount it. Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated place near your computer.
Connect the monitor cables after you have installed the monitor.
CAUTION:The screen is fragile. Avoid touching or applying pressure to the LCD screen; doing so can cause damage. Unfold the monitor by lifting it from the top edge of the bezel.
  1. Set the monitor face down on a flat, soft, protected surface.
    Figure 2: Monitor on flat, soft, protected surface
    Monitor on flat, soft, protected surface
  2. Grip the base near where it attaches to the monitor with one hand and lift the top part of the monitor until it is unfolded into the desired position.
    Figure 3: Unfolding the monitor
    Unfolding the monitor
    Figure 4: Monitor in upright position
    Monitor in upright position

Adjusting the monitor position

Use the following steps to adjust the monitor height, tilt, swivel, and orientation for a good viewing angle.
  1. Face the front of the monitor and hold the base with one hand.
  2. Adjust the tilt by moving the monitor top edge toward or away from you, without touching the screen.
    Figure 5: Tilting the monitor
    Tilting the monitor.
    CAUTION:The double-hinged monitor can fall back if the hinge is extended fully and the monitor is tilted back too far.
  3. Swivel the monitor left or right for the best angle.
    NOTE:The foot of the base has a swivel, allowing the base to turn with the monitor.
    Figure 6: Swiveling the monitor
    Swiveling the monitor.

Keyboard parking

If you need more space on your desktop, place the keyboard under the monitor when not in use.
Figure 7: Keyboard parking
Keyboard parking

Mounting the monitor on the wall

The monitor can be attached to a wall-mounting arm that you buy 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 monitor base.
WARNING:Check that the wall-mounting fixture is adequately installed and secured before attaching the monitor. Refer to the instructions supplied with the wall-mounting fixture and check that it can support the monitor.
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 might 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 four screws that fasten monitor base to the monitor.
    Figure 8: Removing the monitor base screws
    Remove the monitor base screws
  4. Slide the base off the back of the monitor.
    Figure 9: Removing the monitor base
    Remove the monitor base
  5. Remove the square plate on the back of monitor. Use a coin at the base of the plate to pry it loose.
    Figure 10: Removing the plate from the back of the monitor
    Illustration showing removal of the plate from the back of the monitor
    Four threaded holes are exposed. These holes are for screws to attach the swing arm or other mounting fixture to the back of the monitor.
    Figure 11: Threaded holes for attaching the wall mount
    Threaded holes for attaching the wall mount
  6. Save the cover, screws, 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 on the back of the monitor. Line up the holes of the arm with the VESA mounting holes in the back of the monitor.
  3. Insert the four screws into the mounting holes and tighten.
  4. Reconnect the cables.
  5. See the user’s manual that came with the wall mounting arm (purchased separately) for instructions on attaching it to the wall.

Step 2: Connecting the monitor to the computer

WARNING:To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment:
  • Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature. Plug the power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
  • Be sure the grounded power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible to the operator and located as close to the equipment as possible. Route the power code to prevent objects being placed on it or someone walking on it.
  • Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange them so that no one accidentally steps on or trips over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable.
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Connect the built-in monitor speakers to the computer, using the audio cable (green connector).
    NOTE:If you want to connect the monitor using an HDMI cable, do not connect the sound cable because the HDMI cable transfers both sound and video. However, the device that sends audio and video to the monitor must be set to send audio using HDMI. For example, if the monitor is connected to a computer using an HDMI connection, HDMI must be selected as the default audio device in Windows.
    Figure 12: Connecting an audio cable
    Illustration of the audio connection.
  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 13: Connecting a VGA cable
    VGA connection.
  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 14: Connecting a DVI cable
    DVI connection
  5. Connect one end of the HDMI cable (select models only) to the back of the monitor, and the other end to any compatible digital audio or video source, such as a set-top box, a DVD player, or a digital television.
    Figure 15: Connecting an HDMI cable
    Illustration of the HDMI connection.
  6. Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the monitor and plug the other end into a grounded outlet.
    Figure 16: Connecting the power
    Connecting the power.
  7. The cables can be partially hidden from view from the front of the monitor by routing them through the square hole in the rear of the monitor base.
    Figure 17: Routing the cables
    Illustration of routing the cables.
  8. Turn on your monitor and computer.

Step 3: Selecting the video input source

The monitor automatically determines which inputs have valid video signals, and displays the image. You can connect the VGA cable, the DVI-D cable, or both. If both cables are installed, the default input selection is DVI.
Use the following steps to change the source. Changing from a VGA to an HDMI input source might take several seconds.
Press the Source button on the right front edge of the monitor to toggle between VGA and DVI, or VGA and HDMI.
Or
  1. Press the Menu button on the front of the monitor to access the OSD main menu.
  2. Navigate to Source Control by pressing the + (plus) or (minus) buttons on the monitor.
    The source toggles between VGA, DVI, or HDMI.
  3. Click Save and Return after you make your choice.

Step 4: Installing drivers

Install the monitor-driver INF and ICM files from the CD, or download them from the Internet as follows:

Installing drivers from the CD

To install the monitor driver from the CD:
  1. Insert the CD in your computer CD drive.
    The CD menu displays.
  2. Select the language.
  3. Click Install Monitor Driver Software .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Check that the proper resolutions and refresh rates display in the Display Properties window in Control Panel.

Installing drivers from the Web

To download the latest version of drivers and software files from the HP Support Web site:
  1. Select your country/region.
  2. Select Download Drivers and Software .
  3. Enter the model number of your monitor, for example: 2010
    The software downloads information for your monitor.
  4. Make sure your system meets the specified requirements.
  5. Download and install the driver and software files by following the steps on the screen.

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 HP 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, place the monitor face down on a soft flat area to prevent it from getting scratched, defaced, or broken.
  • Burn-in image damage might occur on monitors that display the same static image onscreen for a prolonged period of time. To avoid burn-in image damage, use a screen saver software program or turn off the monitor when it is not in use.

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