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HP 2310e and 2310ei LCD Monitors - Setting Up Your Monitor

This document describes steps to set up the HP 2010e and HP 2310ei series LCD flat panel monitors.
Figure : HP 2310e monitor
HP monitor (2310e shown).

Step 1: Setting up the monitor

Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated place near your computer.
Connect the monitor cables after you have installed the monitor.
  caution:
The screen is fragile. Avoid touching or applying pressure to the LCD screen; doing so can cause damage.
  1. Place the monitor face down on a flat, soft, protected surface.
  2. Slide the pedestal into the slot on the base and tighten the large screw on the bottom of the base to secure the pedestal to the base.
      Figure : Assembling the Base and Pedestal
      Assembling the Base and Pedestal
    1. Slide the pedestal into the slot on the base
    2. Tighten the large screw on the bottom of the base
  3. Slide the monitor panel's hinge bracket into the opening on top of the pedestal. The panel clicks into place when fully inserted.
    Figure : Inserting the Monitor Panel
    Inserting the Monitor Panel

Adjusting the monitor position

Use the following steps to adjust the monitor height, tilt, swivel, and orientation for a good viewing angle.
  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 monitor top edge toward or away from you, without touching the screen.
    Figure : Tilting the monitor
    Tilting the monitor.
  3. Swivel the monitor left or right for the best angle.
      caution:
    To avoid breakage or other damage, avoid applying pressure to the LCD screen while swiveling it or changing the tilt.
    Figure : Swiveling the monitor
    Swiveling the monitor.

Step 2: Connecting the cables

The video source is determined by the video cable used. The monitor automatically determines which inputs have valid video signals. You can select the input by pressing the source button on the front panel.
Your monitor supports the following video signals:
  • DisplayPort digital input signal
  • DVI digital input signal with single-link DVI-D to DVI-D cable provided
  • HDMI input signal (2310e model only)
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Your monitor supports HDCP on DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort inputs 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.
  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 electrical outlet.
  • Be sure 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. Route the power code to prevent objects being placed on it or someone walking on it.
  • Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange them so that no one accidentally steps on or trips over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable.
Use the following steps:
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Connect the input cable using the following instructions:
    • Connecting a DisplayPort cable
      Connect one end of the DisplayPort Digital Input cable to the back of the monitor and the other end connector to the input device. A DisplayPort Digital Input cable is provided on select models only.
      Figure : Connecting a DisplayPort cable
      DisplayPort connection
    • Connecting a DVI 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. The DVI-D cable is included.
      note:
      You can use this cable only if your computer has a DVI compliant graphics card that is either integrated or installed.
      Figure : Connecting a DVI cable
      DVI connection
    • Connecting an HDMI cable
      Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the back of the monitor and the other end of the connector to any compatible digital audio or video source, such as a set-top box, a DVD player, or a digital television. An HDMI cable is provided on select models only.
      Figure : Connecting an HDMI cable
      Illustration of the HDMI connection.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the monitor and plug the other end into a grounded outlet.
    Figure : Connecting the power
    Connecting the power.
  4. Press the power button on the computer to turn it on.
  5. Press the power button on the front of the monitor to turn it on.
      caution:
    Burn-in image damage may occur on monitors that display the same static image on screen for a prolonged period of time. (A prolonged period of time is 12 consecutive hours of non-use.)
    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 may occur on all LCD screens. Monitors with a “burned-in image” are not covered under HP warranty.

Step 3: Selecting the video input source

The input connectors are:
  • DisplayPort (digital)
  • DVI-D connector (digital)
  • HDMI connector (digital) 2310e model
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 by pressing Menu on the front panel button and selecting Source Control, and then selecting Default Source.
  1. Press the Menu button on the front of the monitor to access the OSD main menu.
  2. Navigate to Source Control by pressing the + (plus) or (minus) buttons on the monitor.
    The source toggles between DVI, DisplayPort, or HDMI (2310e only).
  3. Click Save and Return after you make your choice.

Step 4: Installing drivers

The CD that is included with this monitor contains drivers and software that you can install on your computer. If you determine that you need to update the drivers, you can install the monitor driver INF and ICM files from the CD, or download them from the Internet.

Installing drivers from the CD

To install the monitor driver from the CD:
  1. Insert the CD in your computer CD drive.
    The CD menu displays.
  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 display in the Display Properties window in 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 your country/region.
  2. Select Download Drivers and Software.
  3. Enter the model number of your monitor, for example: 2159m
    The software downloads information for your monitor.
  4. Make sure your system meets the specified requirements.
  5. Download and install the driver and software files by following the steps on the screen.

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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