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****** Page 1 ****** emachines Flat Panel Monitor User Guide

****** Page 3 ****** Contents Using Your eMachines Flat-Panel Monitor Unpacking the monitor Setting up the monitor Attaching the base Connecting cables Connecting a security cable Turning on the monitor Adjusting monitor settings Monitor buttons On-screen display options Changing Windows Power management ENERGY STAR Energy declaration Maintaining Troubleshooting No power No picture screen settings Display colors are wrong Picture has shadows or “ghosts” Color is not uniform Image is not sized or centered correctly The monitor has pixels that are always dark or too bright Connecting a game console Specifications Video modes Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Notices Recycling .10 .10 .10 .10 11 .11 .11 11 .12 .12 .13 14 . 17

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****** Page 5 ****** Using Your eMachines Flat-Panel Monitor Unpacking the monitor Setting UP the monitor Turning on the monitor Adjusting monitor settings Power management Maintaining Troubleshooting Specifications

****** Page 6 ****** Using Your eMachines Flat-Panel Monitor Unpacking the monitor Your monitor box should contain the following items: Monitor (with neck attached) Base (to connect to the neck) This User Guide VGA cable Audio cable Power cord If you are missing any items, call Customer Care. Setting up the monitor To set up the monitor, first attach the base, then connect cables. Attaching the base To attach the base: Place the base on a table top, then press the base’s release button while you slide the monitor neck down onto the base. e o 2

****** Page 7 ****** emachines.com Connecting cables To connect video and power cables: Position your computer and the monitor so you can reach the back of each, then connect the blue VGA video cable to the blue VGA video connector under the back of the monitor. Make sure that your computer is turned off, then connect the other end of the video cable to the matching video port on the back of your computer. Connect the power cord to the power connector under the back of the monitor.

****** Page 8 ****** 4 5 Using Your eMachines Flat-Panel Monitor If you want to have your computer’s audio played through your monitor’s speakers, connect the included audio cable to your computer’s headphones or line out jack (usually color-coded green) and to your monitor’s AUDIO jack. Audio jack Plug the power cord into a correctly grounded (three-prong) AC power outlet. We recommend using a surge protector to protect your monitor from voltage spikes. Connecting a security cable You can secure your monitor to your computer desk (or to another heavy object) with a cable lock (such as a KensingtonTM lock). To connect a cable lock, follow the cable lock’s instructions to connect it to the lock slot on the back of your monitor (cable lock not included). Cable lock slot Turning on the monitor To turn on the monitor: 1 Press the power button on the front of your monitor. The power LED on the power button turns blue. (The appearance of your monitor may vary from that shown.) Power button Important Turn on your monitor before turning on your computer. 4

****** Page 9 ****** 2 3 4 5 emachines.com Turn on your computer. After your computer is running, the power LED on the monitor’s power button should be blue. Allow several seconds for the display image to appear. If the power LED is not on or is amber, or you do not see a display image check the connections. For more troubleshooting information, see “Troubleshooting” on page 10. Adjust the tilt of the monitor for the best viewing angle. The monitor can adjust from 150 back to 50 forward. Important When adjusting the monitor settings, always press Auto before entering the on-screen display menu (OSD). This will automatically adjust the display image to the ideal settings for the current screen resolution. After you see the Windows desktop, press the Auto button on the bottom of the monitor to automatically adjust your display image to the ideal settings. Use the on-screen display (OSD) to adjust other monitor settings. For more information, see “Adjusting monitor settings” on page 5. Adjusting monitor settings Use the monitor controls (located on the monitor itself) and computer controls (accessible through Windows) to adjust the display image. For more information about computer controls, see “Changing Windows screen settings” on page 8. Monitor buttons This monitor features an on-screen display (OSD) that lets you adjust contrast, brightness, and other settings for the monitor. The monitor saves changes you make to the settings, even if you turn off the monitor. (The appearance of your monitor may vary from that shown.) Bottom view Auto button Menu button

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