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HP s19ch, S1922a, and S2022a LCD Monitors - Using and Adjusting Your Monitor

This document describes steps to set up the HP s19ch, S1922a, and S2022a LCD monitors.
Figure : HP S1922a monitor
S1922a monitor
Installing drivers
Install the software 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 the computer CD drive.
    The CD menu appears.
  2. Select the language.
  3. Click Install Monitor Driver Software.
  4. Follow the on-screen 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 the country/region.
  2. Select Download Drivers and Software.
  3. Enter the model number of the monitor, for example S1922a.
    The software download pages for the monitor display.
  4. Make sure the system meets the requirements given.
  5. Download and install the driver and software files by following the steps on the screen.
Monitor control buttons
Monitor control buttons are located on the front panel of the monitor.
Figure : Monitor control buttons
Monitor control buttons.
No.
Icon
Description
1
Auto
Auto adjusts the display to the ideal setting. Always start with this when adjusting monitor settings.
If the OSD menu is inactive, press to activate the auto adjustment feature to optimize the screen image.
If the OSD menu is inactive, press and hold for three seconds to select the video signal input.
2
-
The Plus button adjusts the volume level, navigates forward through the OSD menu, and increases adjustment levels.
3
+
The Minus button adjusts the volume level, navigates backward through the OSD menu and decreases the adjustment levels.
4
Menu
Opens, selects, or exits the OSD menu.
5
Power. Turns the monitor on or off as long as the master power switch on the rear panel is on.
Power LED. Indicates power status.
Blue - Fully powered.
Amber - Sleep mode.
Auto-Adjustment
Optimize the screen performance for the VGA input by using the Auto/Select button on the monitor and the auto-adjustment pattern software on the CD provided. This software can correct the following conditions:
  • Fuzzy or unclear focus
  • Ghosting, streaking, or shadowing effects
  • Faint vertical bars
  • Thin, horizontal scrolling lines
  • Off-center picture
To use the auto-adjustment feature:
  1. Allow the monitor to warm up for 20 minutes before adjusting.
  2. Press and hold the Auto button on the monitor front panel for three seconds.
    If the result is not satisfactory, continue with this procedure.
  3. Insert the CD in the computer CD drive.
    The CD menu displays.
  4. Select the language.
  5. Select Open Auto-Adjustment Software.
    The setup test pattern displays.
    Figure : Setup test pattern
    Image of the setup test pattern.
  6. Press the Auto/Select button on the monitor panel to produce a stable, centered image.
  7. Press the ESC key or any other key on the keyboard to exit the test pattern.
Using Onscreen Display (OSD)
Follow these steps to adjust monitor settings with the OSD menu.
  1. Turn on the computer and monitor.
  2. Press the Menu button to access the OSD menu.
    The OSD main menu opens to the Luminance menu.
    Figure : OSD Luminance menu
     OSD menu
  3. To navigate through the menus, on the monitor front panel press the + (plus) or (minus) buttons to scroll up and down.
  4. To select an item from the OSD Menu, use the + (plus) or - (minus) buttons to scroll to and highlight your selection. Press the Menu button to select the highlighted item.
  5. When a menu item is selected and its corresponding screen appears, use the + or buttons to adjust the scale of the item.
  6. Press Menu to save the adjustment, and exit from the OSD.
      note:
    When a menu is displayed, if the buttons remain untouched for 30 seconds, adjustments and settings are saved and the menu closes automatically.
The following table lists the OSD functions.
Main Menu Options
Submenu Options
Description
Luminance
Contrast
Adjusts the contrast level on-screen between darks and lights.
Brightness
Adjusts the brightness level of the screen.
Eco Mode
Adjust the display for the best viewing settings to view. Choose from Standard, Text, Internet, Game, Movie, and Sports.
DCR
Dynamic contrast ratio measures the blackest black of one image to the whitest white of another image and then adjusts the screen for the best picture. Choose between On and Off.
Image Setup
Clock
Minimizes any vertical bars or strips visible on the screen background. Adjusting the clock also changes the horizontal screen image (VGA input only). The adjustment range is from 0 to 100. Each step increases or decreases the value by one.
Phase
Adjusts focus. This adjustment helps remove horizontal noise, and clear or sharpen characters or images (VGA input only). The adjustment range is from 0 to 100. Each step increases or decreases the value by one.
Horizontal Position
Adjusts the horizontal position of the picture (VGA input only).
Vertical Position
Adjusts the vertical position of the picture (VGA input only).
Image Ratio
Select the Image Aspect Ratio between Wide and 4:3.
Color temperature
Warm
Changes to slightly reddish white
Normal
Changes to equal amounts of warm and cool.
Cool
Changes to slightly bluish white
sRGB
Sets your screen colors to adapt to the color standards used in the image technology industry.
Red
Adjusts the amount of red in the picture. The adjustment range is from 0 to 100. Each step increases or decreases the value by one.
Green
Adjusts the amount of green in the picture. The adjustment range is from 0 to 100. Each step increases or decreases the value by one.
Blue
Adjusts the amount of blue in the picture. The adjustment range is from 0 to 100. Each step increases or decreases the value by one.
OSD Setup
Horizontal Position
Changes the viewing position of the OSD menu to the left or right. The factory default is 50.
  • OSD Transparency - Makes it possible to view background information through the OSD.
  • OSD Timeout - Sets the time in seconds the OSD is visible after the last button is pressed. Factory default is 30 seconds.
Vertical Position
- Changes the viewing position of the OSD menu to the top or bottom of the screen. Default is 50.
Timeout
Adjusts the time before the OSD menu times out and closes. The factory default is 10.
Language
Selects the language in which the OSD menu is displayed. The factory default is English.
Extra
Input Select
Select the video input signal. Select between D-SUB (analog) and DVI.
DDC/CI
DDC/CI is a communication channel between the display and the graphics adapter. This setting allows the computer to control some OSD menu features such as brightness, contrast, and color temperature.
Select to turn on or off.
Reset
Returns the display settings to factory defaults.
Information
Displays the operating status of the monitor each time the monitor is turned on, including the resolution, and horizontal and vertical frequency.
Selecting the video input source
The monitor automatically determines which inputs have valid video signals, and displays the image. You can attach a VGA cable or a DVI-D cable, or both to the monitor. If both cables are installed, the default input selection is DVI. The source of input can be switched using the Input Select option in the OSD menu.
To use DVI, your computer must have a DVI-compliant graphics card. To change the input selection, use the Input Select option in the OSD menu.
  1. To change the input selection, press the Auto button on the front of the monitor for three seconds.
  2. Use the + and - buttons on the monitor to navigate to select D-SUB (VGA), or DVI (Digital).
  3. When finished, press Menu to exit from the OSD screen.
Adjusting screen quality
The auto adjustment feature automatically fine-tunes the image quality for display size, position, clock, and phase each time a new video mode is displayed. For more precise adjustments of VGA input, run the Auto Adjustment software on the CD. If you want additional image quality improvement, use the Clock and Phase controls of the monitor to fine tune the image. Use these controls only when the auto-adjustment function does not provide a satisfactory image.
  note:
The Clock and Clock Phase controls are adjustable only when using an analog input. These controls are not adjustable for digital inputs.
The Clock must first be set correctly since the Clock Phase settings are dependent on the main Clock setting.
  • Clock - Increase or decrease the value to minimize any vertical bars or stripes visible on the screen.
  • Clock Phase - Increase or decrease the value to minimize video distortion or video jitter.
Use these controls only when the auto adjustment function does not provide a satisfactory monitor image in analog mode. To obtain the best results, use the auto-adjustment pattern software utility provided on the CD that came with the monitor:
  1. Allow the monitor to warm up for 30 minutes before adjusting.
  2. Display the adjustment-pattern application provided on the CD.
  3. Access the OSD menu, the select Image Setup.
  4. Set the main Clock settings correctly first, because the Clock Phase settings depend on the main Clock settings.
    If the monitor images become distorted, when adjusting the Clock and Clock Phase values, continue adjusting the values until the distortion disappears.
To restore the factory settings, access the OSD menu, select Factory Reset, and then select Yes.
Identifying monitor conditions
Special messages display on the monitor screen for the following monitor conditions:
  • Input Signal Out of Range: Indicates the monitor does not support the input signal because the resolution and/or refresh rate are set higher than the monitor supports.
  • No Signal: Indicates the monitor is not receiving a video signal from the computer on the monitor video input connector. Check whether the computer or input signal source is off or in the power-save mode.
  • Auto Adjustment in Progress: Indicates the auto-adjustment function is active and in process.
Troubleshooting
The following table lists possible problems, the possible cause of each problem, and the recommended solutions.
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Power LED is not on.
Power is not on.
Make sure that the power cord is properly connected to a grounded power outlet and to the monitor, and the monitor power button is on.
Screen is blank.
Power cord is disconnected.
Connect the power cord.
Power button on front panel of the monitor is turned off.
Press the front panel power button.
Video cable is improperly connected.
Make sure that the video cable is connected correctly.
Screen blanking is active.
Press any key on the keyboard or move the mouse to inactivate the screen blanking utility.
No Plug & Play
The graphics adapter in the computer is not compatible.
HP monitor drivers are not installed.
In order for the Plug & Play feature of the monitor to work, you need a Plug & Play compatible computer & video card. Check with your computer manufacturer. Also check the monitor's video cable and make sure none of the pins are bent.
Make sure the HP Monitor Drivers are installed. HP monitor drivers are available at http://www.hp.com/support.
Screen image appears distorted; text is fuzzy or blurred; image quality is degraded.
The computer's graphics card resolution is set lower or higher than the monitor's native resolution.
Set the computer’s display resolution to the same mode as the monitor’s recommended native screen resolution to provide the best picture quality: S1922a - 1366 x768 @ 60Hz, S2022a - 1600 x 900 @ 60Hz.
Picture has ghosting or shadowing problems.
Monitor is connected using an extension cable or connected to a switch box.
Make sure you are not using an extension cable or switch box. HP recommends plugging the monitor directly to the video card output connector on the back of your computer.
Image appears blurred, indistinct, or too dark.
Brightness and contrast are too low.
Press the Auto button on the front panel. If this does not correct the image, press the Menu button to open the OSD Menu, and adjust the brightness and contrast scales as needed.
Picture bounces, flickers, or wave pattern is present in the picture.
Interference from another electrical device.
Move electrical devices that may cause electrical interference as far away from the monitor as possible.
Image is not centered
Position may need adjustment
Press the Menu button to access the OSD menu. Select Image Setup/Horizontal Position or Vertical Position to adjust the horizontal or vertical position of the image.
Check Video Cable is displayed on screen.
Monitor video cable is disconnected.
Connect the appropriate video cable (DVI or VGA) between the computer and monitor. Be sure that the computer power is off while connecting the video cable.
Input Signal Out of Range is displayed on the screen.
Video resolution and/or refresh rate are set higher than what the monitor supports.
Restart the computer and enter Safe Mode. Change the settings to a supported setting. Restart the computer so that the new settings take effect.
Picture has color defects (white does not look white)
The color settings need to be adjusted.
Adjust RGB color or select color temperature.
Missing one of the primary colors (RED, GREEN, or BLUE)
The video cable is not connected to the computer correctly.
Inspect the monitor's video cable and make sure that none of the pins are bent.
Make sure the monitor's video cable is properly connected to the computer.
Power-saver feature
When the monitor is in normal operating mode, the Power light is blue.
The monitor supports a reduced power state which occurs if the monitor detects the absence of either the horizontal sync signal and/or the vertical sync signal. Upon detecting the absence of these signals, the screen becomes blank, the backlight turns off, and the Power light turns orange.
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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