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HP 2011x, 2211x, 2311x, 2511x, and 2711x LED Monitors - Setting Up Your Monitor

This document describes how to set up the HP 2011x, 2211x, 2311x, 2511x, and 2711x LED monitors.
Figure : HP LED monitor
HP LED monitor

Unpacking the monitor

  1. Unpack the monitor. Make sure all contents are included. Store the packing box.
  2. Turn off the computer and other attached devices.
  3. Prepare a flat area to assemble the monitor. You may need a flat, soft, protected area for placing the monitor screen-down while preparing it for installation.
TIP:
For monitor displays with glossy bezels, consider the placement of the display. The bezel might cause interfering reflections from surrounding light and bright surfaces.

Assembling the monitor

Use the following steps to assemble the monitor base and pedestal and then attach the assembly to the monitor panel:
note:
Assemble the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near your computer. Connect the monitor cables after you have assembled the monitor.
  caution:
The screen is fragile. Avoid touching or applying pressure to the LCD screen. Doing so can cause damage.
  1. Set the monitor panel down on a flat, soft, protected table or desk surface. A towel laid across a table top is a good surface to use.
  2. Slide the pedestal into the slot on the base (1) until the pedestal clicks into the base.
    note:
    The bottom side of the monitor base might look different on your model.
    For 2511x and 2711x models only: Install one screw (2) in the base to secure the pedestal to the base.
    Figure : Assembling the base and pedestal
    Assembling the base and pedestal
  3. Slide the hinge bracket on the monitor into the opening on top of the pedestal. The panel will click into place when fully inserted.
    Figure : Inserting the monitor panel
    Inserting the monitor panel

Connecting monitor cables

  caution:
Before connecting cables to the monitor, make sure that the computer and monitor are powered off.
note:
When using a DVI, VGA, or HDMI signal, you must connect your audio output to external speakers.
The video source is determined by the video cable used. The monitor will automatically determine which inputs have valid video signals. The inputs can be selected by pressing the source button on the front panel.

Connecting the VGA video cable

Connect one end of the VGA video cable to the back of the monitor and the other end to the VGA video connector on the computer. The VGA cable is included with select models only.
Figure : Connecting a VGA cable
Connecting the VGA cable

Connecting the DVI-D video cable

Connect one end of the DVI-D video cable to the back of the monitor and the other end to the DVI-D video connector on the computer. You can use this cable only if your computer has a DVI compliant graphics card that is either integrated or installed. The DVI-D cable is included with select models only.
Figure : Connecting the DVI-D cable
Connecting the DVI-D cable

Connecting the HDMI cable (select models)

Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the back of the monitor and the other end connector to the input device. The HDMI cable is included with select models.
note:
The audio stream must be connected directly to external speakers or to an audio receiver.
Figure : Connecting the HDMI cable
Connecting the HDMI cable

Connecting the power cord

  1. Follow all electrical and power warnings.
      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 (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 that are placed on it or against it.
    • Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange them so that no one might accidentally step on or trip over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable.
  2. Connect the round end of the power supply cord to the monitor, and then connect one end of the power cord to the power supply and the other end to a grounded electrical outlet.
      warning:
    To prevent injury from electrical shock, you should do one of the following if a properly grounded electrical outlet is not available: (1) You should use an electrical outlet adapter that provides proper grounding. (2) You should have a properly grounded electrical outlet installed.
    Figure : Connecting the power cord
    Connecting the power cord

Installing the cable management clip

Install the cable management clip over the input cable and power cord to gather them together behind the monitor.
Figure : Installing the cable management clip
Installing the cable management clip

High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

Your monitor supports HDCP and can receive high-definition content. High-definition content is available in many sources, such as Blu-ray disc devices or HDTV air or cable broadcasts. If you do not have an HDCP-enabled monitor, you will see a blank screen or a lower resolution picture when playing high-definition protected content. Your computer graphics card and monitor must both support HDCP to display protected content.

Turning on the monitor

  1. Press the power button on the computer to turn it on.
  2. Press the power button on the front of the monitor to turn it on.
  caution:
Burn-in image damage might occur on monitors that display the same static image on screen for a prolonged period of time.* To avoid burn-in image damage on the 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. Image retention is a condition that might occur on all LCD screens. Monitors with a "burned-in image" are not covered under HP warranty.
* A prolonged period of time is 12 consecutive hours of non-use.
When the monitor is powered on, a Monitor Status message is displayed for five seconds and the power source LED on the rear of the monitor is green. The message shows which input is the current active signal, the status of the auto-switch source setting (On or Off), the default source signal, the current preset display resolution, and the recommended preset display resolution.

Selecting the video input connectors

The input connectors are:
  • VGA (analog)
  • DVI-D connector (digital)
  • HDMI connector (digital) select models
The monitor automatically scans the signal inputs for an active input and uses that input for the display. If two inputs are active, the monitor will display the default input source. If the default source is not an active input, then the monitor will display the other input if it is active. You can change the default source for the on screen display (OSD) by pressing the front-panel Menu button and selecting Source Control > Default Source.

Adjusting the tilt

For optimal viewing, adjust the screen tilt to your own preference, as follows:
  caution:
To avoid breakage or other damage, avoid applying pressure to the LCD screen while changing the tilt.
  1. Face the front of the monitor and hold the base so that you do not topple the monitor while changing the tilt.
  2. Adjust the tilt by moving the top edge of the monitor either toward or away from you, without touching the screen.
Figure : Adjusting the tilt
Adjusting the tilt

Connecting external USB speakers to your computer (select models)

If your monitor does not have built-in internal speakers and came with external USB speakers, use the following procedure to connect the external USB speakers to your computer:
  1. Turn the computer on.
  2. Connect the audio cable to the audio-speaker connector on the computer, and then connect the USB power cable to a USB connector on the computer.
    note:
    Use the volume controls on the computer to adjust the speaker volume.
    Figure : Connecting the external speaker audio and USB cables
    Connecting the external speaker audio and USB cables

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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