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User ’ s Guide HP f2304 High Definition 23” LCD Monitor .
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User’ s Guide iii Contents 1P r o d u c t F e a t u r e s 2 Safety and Maintenance Guidelines Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1 Maintenance Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2 Cleaning the Monitor .
iv User’ s Guide Contents Using Video Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–12 Composite to S-video Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . 4–12 5 Troubleshooting Solving Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–1 Getting Help Using the Worldwide Web .
User’ s Guide 1–1 1 Pr oduct Features The HP f2304 High Definition 23” LCD Monitor (liquid cr ystal display) has an active matrix and a thin-film transistor (TF T). The monitor features include: ■ Large wide screen 23-inch diagonal (58.4 cm) viewable area display .
1–2 User’ s Guide Product Features ■ Multiple video inputs suppor ted: ❏ VGA analog ❏ DVI-I suppor ts either analog or digital signal input ❏ S-video with composite video adapter included ❏ Component video for high definition video suppor t ■ V i deo input includes PiP (Picture in Picture) option for windowed video display over data display .
User’ s Guide 2–1 2 Safety and Maintenance Guidelines Impor tant Safety Information A power cord is included with your monitor . If another cord is used, use only a power source and connection appropriate for this monitor . For information on the correct power cord set to use with your monitor , refer to the “Power Cord Set Requirements” section in Appendix B.
2–2 User’ s Guide Safety and Maintenance Guidelines Å WA R N I N G : For the protection of your monitor , as well as your computer , connect all power cords for your computer and its peripheral devices (such as a monitor , printer , scanner) to some form of surge protection device such as a power strip or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
Safety and Maintenance Guidelines User’ s Guide 2–3 ■ T urn your monitor off when not in use. Y ou can substantially increase the life expectancy of your monitor by using a screen saver program and turning off the monitor when not in use. ■ Unplug your monitor from the wall outlet before cleaning.
2–4 User’ s Guide Safety and Maintenance Guidelines Cleaning the Monitor T o clean the monitor , follow these steps: 1. T urn off the monitor and the computer . 2. Unplug the monitor . 3. Dust the monitor by wiping the screen and the cabinet with a soft, clean cloth.
User’ s Guide 3–1 3 Setting Up the Monitor The f2304 monitor connects to your computer through an analog connector (VGA) or a digital (DVI) connector . Some video cards suppor t a higher resolution through an analog (VGA) connection than through a digital (DVI) connection.
3–2 User’ s Guide Setting Up the Monitor 2. Connect one end of the VGA monitor signal cable to the VGA video connector on the rear panel of the computer , and the other end to the back of the monitor . Or Connect one end of the DVI-D monitor signal cable to the DVI video connector on the rear panel of the computer , and the other end to the back of the monitor .
Setting Up the Monitor User’ s Guide 3–3 Å WA R N I N G : T o 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 (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
3–4 User’ s Guide Setting Up the Monitor 4. Remove side panel. See “Removing the Side Panel” on page 3-7. Connect the speakers cable to the PC Audio In connector on the monitor and then connect the other end to the Audio Out connector on the back of the PC.
Setting Up the Monitor User’ s Guide 3–5 Å WA R N I N G : Bur n-in image damage may occur on monitors that display the same static image on screen for a prolonged period of time. T o avoid burn-in image damage on your monitor screen, you should always activate a screen saver application or turn off the monitor when it is not in use for a prolonged period of time.
3–6 User’ s Guide Setting Up the Monitor Ä CAUTION: Ensure that the front bezel of the monitor is positioned over a flat table or desktop to prevent it from getting scratched, defaced, or broken when remo ving the base from the monitor . T o remove the monitor base: 1.
Setting Up the Monitor User’ s Guide 3–7 Mounting the Monitor 1. Remove the monitor base. Refer to “Removing the Monitor Base” steps in the previous section. 2. W ith the base is removed, use the four threaded screw holes on the monitor panel to mount the monitor .
3–8 User’ s Guide Setting Up the Monitor Side Panel Connectors A B C D E F G Label Connector Color Function A YG r e e n High-Definition Component Vid eo In put Connects to the video component output of a DVD player or set-top box. The f2304 monitor is capable of displaying video from 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i sources.
Setting Up the Monitor User’ s Guide 3–9 E RR e d Right/Left RCA audio line-in connects to an audio source, such as a console game, set-top box, VCR, or DVD player . When component or S-video input is selected from the onscreen display , audio will be used from this source.
3–10 User’ s Guide Setting Up the Monitor Cable Management The f2304 monitor is designed to help you organize your monitor cables in one area. The power cord, the VGA, and DVI cables can be threaded throug h the hole in the back of the monitor stand and positioned over the two hooks on the inside of the monitor stand, located throug h the back opening.
User’ s Guide 4–1 4 Operating the Monitor Installing the Information Files The User Guide CD included with this monitor contains two information files to be installed onto your computer; an .INF file and an .ICM file. ■ The .INF file defines monitor resources and provides specifications used by most operating systems to install suppor t software for cer tain hardware devices.
4–2 User’ s Guide Operating the Monitor Using Monitor Buttons The monitor buttons are located under the front panel of the monitor . The monitor buttons are used to: ■ T urn on the monitor . ■ Open the Main Menu onscreen display (OSD) window where you can change the monitor settings.
Operating the Monitor User’ s Guide 4–3 Monitor Buttons Icon/ Label Control Function A Power button and Power LED T ur ns the monitor on and off. Full power = Blue Sleep = Amber B Headphone connector Use a headphone device. Note: When the headphone connector is being used, the monitor speakers are muted.
4–4 User’ s Guide Operating the Monitor F Input Signal Input button Signal input selection — scrolls through VGA-Analog, DVI-Analog, DVI-Digital, S-video, and component video input. G Auto Auto button Automatically adjusts the display to the ideal setting.
Operating the Monitor User’ s Guide 4–5 Adjusting Monitor Settings Press the Menu button to view the On Screen Display (OSD) Menu. The Main Menu window pops up and you can make adjustments to your monitor’ s various features. Use the arrow keys in the Main Menu window to make your adjustments.
4–6 User’ s Guide Operating the Monitor Image Zoom (Displayed when video device is selected) Zoom Off Zoom On 1 Zoom On 2 Sharpness Sharpness Selection Clock Adjustment Scale Clock Phase .
Operating the Monitor User’ s Guide 4–7 Serial Number Display serial number Sleep T imer Set current & sleep time Basic Menu OSD Control Horizontal Position Adjustment Scale V ertica.
4–8 User’ s Guide Operating the Monitor ✎ The Image Control Clock and Clock Phase selections are not available when the monitor is operating in the DVI (digital) mode. Using the Auto Adjustment Function Y ou can easily optimize the screen per formance for the VGA inter face by using the Auto button and the auto-adjustment pattern software on the User Guide CD that came with this monitor .
Operating the Monitor User’ s Guide 4–9 Identifying Special OSD Messages Special OSD messages appear on the monitor screen for the following monitor conditions: ■ Input Signal Out of Range — Indicates the monitor is unable to access or fully suppor t the provided input signal.
4–10 User’ s Guide Operating the Monitor Enhancing the V ideo Function The monitor includes a zoom feature that allows you to adjust the viewable image to full screen display . It enhances video per formance by changing the screen’ s aspect ratio, the ratio of the picture’ s width to its height, to get 4 to 3 (standard broadcast) and 16 to 9 (widescreen) formats.
Operating the Monitor User’ s Guide 4–11 ✎ Some DVD wide screen modes may provide formats other than 16:9. When this occurs, black video borders may remain visible above and below the displayed image when Zoom On 2 is active. 5. When the desired zoom setting is highlighted, press the Menu button to confirm the selection.
4–12 User’ s Guide Operating the Monitor ✎ When adjusting the Clock and Clock Phase values, if the monitor images become distor ted, continue adjusting the values until the distor tion disappears. T o restore the factor y settings, select Y es from the Factor y Reset menu in the OSD.
Operating the Monitor User’ s Guide 4–13 4. Press the Input button to select S-video input. 5. If the display becomes distor ted, press and hold the PIP button for at least 5 seconds until the display is corrected. ✎ Repeat step 5 whenever the Input button is pressed, or the Factor y Reset Function is activated.
4–14 User’ s Guide Operating the Monitor .
User’ s Guide 5–1 5 T r oubleshooting Solving Common Pr oblems The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of each problem, and the recommended solutions. Problem Possible Cause Solution Screen is blank or the No Input Signal message is displayed.
5–2 User’ s Guide Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g Image appears blurred, indistinct, or too dark. Brightness and contrast are too low . Press the Menu button to open the OSD Menu, and adjust the brightness and contrast as needed. Image is not centered.
T roubleshooting User’ s Guide 5–3 Getting Help Using the W orldwide W eb Before contacting customer ser vices, refer to the support W eb site at: http://www .hp.com/suppor t Preparing to call T echnical Suppor t If you cannot solve a problem using the troubleshooting tips in this section, you may need to call technical suppor t.
5–4 User’ s Guide Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g .
User’ s Guide A–1 A Specifications f2304 Flat Panel Monitor Display Ty p e 23 inches W ide screen TF T LCD 58.4 cm Viewable Image Size 23-inch diagonal 58.4 cm Ti l t – 5 t o 20 o Face T reatment Anti-glare polarizer with hard coating Maximum W eight (unpacked) 20.
A–2 User’ s Guide Specifications * Commission Inte r n ational e d’Eclairage (CIE), 1931 Standard. All per formance specifications are provided by the component manufacturers. Per formance specifications represent the highest specification of all HP’ s component manufacturers’ typical level sp ecifications for per formance and actual per formance may var y either higher or lower .
Specifications User’ s Guide A–3 Recognizing Preset Display Resolutions The HP f2304 High Definition 23” LCD Monitor suppor ts the display resolution modes listed in the table below . Some of these modes may not be available from the video graphics system used in the computer .
A–4 User’ s Guide Specifications ✎ Display modes 20, 22, and 24 are suppor ted by the analog signal input only; Digital vid eo does not support these modes. 7 1024 x 768 48.36 60.00 65.000 VESA 8 1024 x 768 60.02 75.03 78.750 VESA 9 1024 x 768 68.
Specifications User’ s Guide A–5 LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy for f2304 Monitor The HP f2304 monitor uses high-precision technology manufactured according to HP standards, to guarantee trouble-free per formance. Never theless, the display may have cosmetic imper fections that appear as small bright or dark spots.
A–6 User’ s Guide Specifications T o locate defective pixels, th e monitor should be viewed under normal operating conditions and in normal operating mode at a suppor ted resolution and refresh rate, from a distance of approximately 16 inches (50 cm).
Specifications User’ s Guide A–7 Using the Ener gy Saver Feature When the monitor is in its normal operating mode, the monitor uses less than 100 watts of power and the Power light is green. The monitor also suppor ts a reduced power state. The reduced power state will be entered into if the monitor detects the absence of either the horizontal sync signal and/or the ver tical sync signal.
A–8 User’ s Guide Specifications .
User’ s Guide B–1 B Agency Regulator y Notices Federal Communications Commission Notice This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device , pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful inter ference in a residential installation.
B–2 User’ s Guide Agency Regulator y Notices Modifications The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard may void the user’ s authority to operate the equipment.
Agency Regulator y Notices User’ s Guide B–3 T o identify this product, refer to the Par t, Series, or Model number found on the product. Canadian Notice This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Inter ference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
B–4 User’ s Guide Agency Regulator y Notices Japanese Notice Korean Notice EP A Ener gy Star Compliance Monitors that are marked with the Energy Star ® Logo meet the requirements of the EP A Energy Star program. As an Energy Star Par tner , Hewlett-Packard has determined that this product meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency .
Agency Regulator y Notices User’ s Guide B–5 Power Cord Set Requirements The monitor power supply is provided with Automatic Line Switching (ALS). This feature allows the monitor to operate on input voltages between 100-120V or 200-240V . The power cord set (flexible cord or wall plug) received with the monitor meets the requirements for use in the countr y where you purchased the equipment.
B–6 User’ s Guide Agency Regulator y Notices HP Recycling Pr ogram HP offers product end-of-life return programs for HP and other manufacturers’ hardware in several geographic areas. The terms and availability of these programs var y by geography because of differences in regulator y requirements and local customer demand.
User’ s Guide C–1 C TCO ‘99 Requirements You have just purchased a TCO ‘99 approved and labeled product! Your choice has provid ed you with a product developed for professional use. Your purchase has also contributed to reducing the burden on the en vironment and to the further development of environmentally adapted electronics products.
C–2 User’ s Guide TCO ‘99 Requirements What does the environmental labeling involve? This product meets the requirements for the TCO ‘99 scheme which provides for an international and environmental labeling of personal computers. The labeling scheme was developed as a joint effort by the TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), Svenska Naturskyddsf oreningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation), Staten s Energimyndighet (The Swedish National Energy Administration), and SEMKO AB.
TCO ‘99 Requirements User’ s Guide C–3 Envir onmental requirements Flame retardants: Flame retardants are present in printed circuit boards, cables, wires, casings and housings. Their purpose is to prevent, or at least to delay, the spread of fire .
C–4 User’ s Guide TCO ‘99 Requirements Mercury: * Mercury is sometimes found in batt eries, relays and switches. It damages the nervous system and is toxic in high doses. The relevant TCO ‘99 requirement states that batteries may not contain any mercury.
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