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Setting Up Your Monitor

This document describes steps to set up HP Pavilion flat panel monitor models: F1905, F1905b, and F1905e.
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Setting up the monitor
Your LCD monitor may be set up for desktop use or may be wall mounted.
Setting up the monitor for desktop use
Use the following steps to set up the monitor for desktop use:
  1. Set the monitor on a flat surface.
  2. Hold the base of the monitor and unfold it.
  3. Stand the monitor in the upright position.
  4. Tilt the monitor for proper viewing. Do not tilt the monitor back more than 35 degrees.
    Position the monitor so that it cannot fall off the table if bumped.
Attaching the base to the monitor
Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near the PC. Attach the monitor base to the screen using the following instructions:
  1. Set the monitor base on a flat surface away from edges.
  2. Pick up the panel (with the back toward you) and lower the pedestal onto the base until the base locks.
Adjusting the monitor position
Use the following steps to adjust your monitor to the desired position:
  1. Stand the monitor in the upright position on a desktop or table.
  2. Tilt the monitor for proper viewing. Do not tilt the monitor back more than 35 degrees.
Setting up the monitor for wall-mounted use
Before you mount the monitor on a wall, a swing arm, or other mounting fixture, remove the monitor back cover and the monitor pedestal-base assembly.
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.
The screen is fragile. Placing the monitor screen down on a flat, soft area prevents scratches, defacing, or breakage.
  1. Before disassembling the monitor, turn off the monitor power, and disconnect all power, video, and audio cables.
  2. Remove the monitor base. Keep the monitor panel screen down on the flat, soft area.
  3. Remove the hinge cover, and set it aside. Three screws and the hinge are exposed.
  4. Hold the pedestal so it cannot fall, remove the bottom screw and the other two screws.
  5. Slide the pedestal off the monitor panel.
  6. Mount the monitor to the desired mounting fixture.
The four threaded mounting holes on the back of the panel, located around the HP logo, are compliant with the VESA standard for mounting flat-panel monitors. The monitor uses the 75 mm spacing standard. Use the four holes to attach a swing arm or other mounting fixture. Follow the instructions included with the mounting fixture to ensure that the monitor is safely attached.
Connecting the monitor to the PC
Unplug the PC and monitor and connect the monitor with the VGA or DVI-D cable.
Connecting the VGA cable
Connect the VGA video cable to the monitor and to the video connector on the rear panel of the PC using the following steps:
  1. Connect one end of the VGA cable to the VGA input connector on the monitor.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the VGA output connector on the PC.
    VGA connector and VGA cable.
    DVI-D connector (select models only) and DVI-D cable (cable sold separately).
    AC Power connector and power cord.
    DC power connector and DC power cable for speakers.
    Cable management clasp.
    Security lock slot for a Kensington security lock cable (cable sold separately).
Connecting the DVI-D cable
Connect the DVI-D video cable to the monitor and to the video connector on the rear panel of the computer using the following steps:
The DVI-D connector is for digital-to-digital connection only. Your PC must have a DVI-compatible graphics card installed to use this cable.
  1. Connect one end of the DVI-D cable to the DVI-D input connector on the monitor.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the DVI connector on the PC.
Connecting the audio cable
Use the following steps to connect your monitor audio cable:
  1. Arrange the monitor speakers so the speaker with controls (1) is on the right when viewing the monitor from the front.
    Right speaker with Control knob (6), and connectors for subwoofer (7) and speaker DC power (5).
    Speaker audio cable at computer connector.
    Speaker DC power connector and DC power cable (3) [to right speaker DC power (5) connector].
  2. Insert the green plug on the end of the right speaker audio cable (2) into the PC audio line out connector.
  3. If used, insert the HP subwoofer audio plug into the right speaker subwoofer connector (7).
  4. Connect one end of the speaker DC power cable (3) to the right speaker DC power connector (5). Connect the other end of the DC power cable to the DC power connector (4) on the monitor.
Connecting the power cable
Use the following steps to connect the monitor power cable:
  1. Read the following warning carefully:
    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 (earthed) electrical outlet. Be sure that 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. A power cord should be routed so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon it or against it.
    • Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange them so that no one may accidentally step on or trip over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable.
  2. Connect one end of the power cable to the monitor and the other end to an electrical wall outlet.
  3. Turn on the monitor, the PC and other attached devices.
Tips and recommendations
  • Unplug your monitor from the wall outlet before cleaning. Clean the monitor plastics with a clean cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Clean the monitor screen with an antistatic screen cleaner.
  • Do not open your monitor cabinet or try to service this product yourself. Adjust only those controls that are covered in the operating instructions. If your monitor is not operating correctly, 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 or back plate of the monitor.
  • Never disconnect the monitor by pulling the cord.
  • 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 on the screen for a prolonged time. To avoid burn-in image damage on your monitor, always start a screen saver or turn off the monitor when it is not in use for a prolonged period.


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