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Setting Up Your Monitor

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Figure 1: HP 2310mfa multi-function monitor
HP 2310mfa multi-function monitor
This document describes how to set up the HP 2310mfa multi-function flat panel monitor.

Step 1: Setting up the monitor

Your monitor can be set up for desktop use or can be wall mounted.

Setting up the monitor for desktop use

Assembling the base

CAUTION:The screen is fragile. Avoid touching or applying pressure to the LCD screen; doing so can cause damage.
  1. Set the monitor screen down on a flat, soft, protected surface.
  2. Align and insert the base into the monitor.
  3. Slide the base until it snaps into place. Make sure the base is securely locked in place.
    Figure 2: Attaching the base
    Attaching the base

Adjusting the monitor position

Use the following steps to adjust your monitor screen 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.
  3. Swivel the monitor left or right for the best angle.

Mounting the monitor on the wall

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 monitor base and pedestal.
WARNING:Check that the wall-mounting fixture is adequately installed and secured before attaching the monitor. Refer to instructions supplied with the wall-mounting fixture and check that is capable of supporting 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 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. website web site
  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 three screws that secure the base to the monitor.
    Figure 3: Removing the base and pedestal
    Removing the base and pedestal

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 and screws are 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 four screws into the mounting holes and tighten.
    Figure 4: Mounting holes
    Mounting holes
  4. Reconnect the cables.
  5. Refer to the user 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. Turn the monitor around to access the connections on the back.
    Figure 5: Connections on the back of the monitor
    Connections on the back of the monitor
    1 - HDMI port (input terminal) - High-Definition Multimedia Interface input receives digital audio and uncompressed digital video from an HDMI device or uncompressed digital video from a DVI device
    2 - PC IN (VGA and Audio) input terminals - Use when connecting the monitor to a computer
    3 - Component input terminals (Video and L/R Audio) - Use when connecting a high definition component video device with standard audio output.
    4 - TV Antenna input terminal - Analog TV antenna signal input
    5 - AV IN input terminals - Use when connecting a composite video device.
    6 - AV OUT output terminals - Use when connecting an video recorder with standard video and standard audio input.
    7 - Digital Audio (coaxial) output terminals. Use when connecting an amplifier with coaxial-type digital audio input
  2. Connect the antenna cable or CATV cable to the aerial socket TV ANTENNA at the back of the monitor.
    Figure 6: Connecting to cable TV or TV antenna
    Connecting to cable TV or TV antenna
  3. To attach the monitor to a computer using a VGA cable, connect one end of the 15-pin D-Sub VGA cable to the back of the monitor and connect the other end to the VGA port on the computer.
    Figure 7: Connecting a VGA cable
    VGA connection
    Figure 8: Connecting a computer
    Connecting a computer
    1 - Audio cable
    2 - VGA cable
  4. To use the built-in speakers in the monitor, connect the audio cable between the monitor and the computer.
    NOTE:If you want to connect the monitor using an HDMI cable, do not connect the sound cable because the HDMI cable can transfer 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 9: Connecting an audio cable
    Audio connection
  5. To connect a DVI device, use an HDMI to DVI adapter cable (not provided) and audio cables. Connect one end of the DVI cable to the DVI port on the computer and the other end to the HDMI connector on the monitor. Connect one end of the audio cables to the DVI device and the other end to the audio ports on the back of the monitor.
    NOTE:For proper operation, the length of an HDMI-to- DVI adapter cable should not exceed 3 meters. The recommended length is 2 meters.
    Figure 10: Connecting a DVI device
    Connecting a DVI device
  6. To connect an HDMI device, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the back of the monitor, and the other end to any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box or DVD player.
    Figure 11: Connecting an HDMI device
    HDMI connection.
  7. To set up the remote control, remove the cover of the battery compartment and insert the two included AAA (1.5V) batteries.
    Figure 12: Inserting the batteries
    Inserting the batteries
  8. Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the monitor and plug the other end into a grounded outlet.
    Figure 13: Connecting the power
    Connecting the power.
  9. Press the Power button on the remote control or on the right side of the monitor.
    Figure 14: Power button on the remote control
    Power button on the remote control
    When the LED on the front panel is green, the power is on. If the LED color is red, the monitor is in standby mode.
    Figure 15: Front LED
    Front LED

Step 3: Selecting the video input source

Attach a VGA cable (provided), or a DVI-D or an HDMI cable, or both to the monitor. The HDMI cable (select models only) replaces the DVI cable. To use DVI, your computer must have a DVI-compliant graphics card. If both cables are installed, the default input selection is DVI or HDMI. To switch the input selection, use the Switch Video Input option in the OSD menu.
  1. Press the Source button on the remote control to display the video input source list.
    Figure 16: Remote control Source button
    Remote control Source button
  2. Press the Up and Down arrows to navigate through the list.
  3. Press OK to select the source.

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 appears.
  2. Select the language.
  3. Click Install Monitor Driver Software .
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Check that the proper resolutions and refresh rates appear in the Display Properties window in the 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.
    The software downloads information for your monitor.
  4. Ensure your system meets the requirements given.
  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 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 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.

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