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HP LA1751g and LA1951g LCD Monitors - Setting Up the Monitor

To set up the monitor, ensure that the power is turned off to the monitor, computer system, and other attached devices, then follow the instructions below.

Unfolding the Monitor Pedestal Base

note:
The monitor is shipped with the base attached in a folded-flat position. To begin using the monitor, you must unfold the base and place the monitor in an upright position.
  1. Lift the monitor from its box and place it on a flat surface with the display head facing up.
  2. Pivot the display head from portrait to landscape position (1).
    Figure :
  3. Press down on the rear hinge (2) while gently pulling up on the monitor display head (3).
  4. Raise the monitor (4) to extend the pedestal base to the desired height.
      caution:
    Do not touch the surface of the LCD panel. Pressure on the panel may cause non-uniformity of color or disorientation of the liquid crystals. If this occurs the screen will not recover to its normal condition.
  5. Remove the swivel locking pin (5) from the pedestal base.
    Figure :

Rear Components

Figure :
Component
Function
1
AC Power Connector
Connects the AC power cord to the monitor.
2
USB Downstream Connectors
Connects optional USB devices to the monitor.
3
USB Upstream Connector
Connects the USB hub cable to the monitor's USB hub connector and to a host USB port/hub.
4
DVI Connector
Connects the DVI-D cable to the monitor.
5
VGA Connector
Connects the VGA cable to the monitor.

Connecting the Signal and Power Cables

  1. Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near the computer.
  2. Connect a VGA signal cable or DVI-D signal cable.
    note:
    The monitor is capable of supporting either analog or digital input. The video mode 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 +/Input button on the front panel or through the On-Screen Display (OSD) feature by pressing the Menu button.
    • For analog operation, use the VGA signal cable provided. Connect the VGA signal cable to the VGA connector on the rear of the monitor and the other end to the VGA connector on the computer.
    • For digital operation, use the DVI-D signal cable provided. Connect the DVI-D signal cable to the DVI connector on the rear of the monitor and the other end to the DVI connector on the computer.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable to the AC power connector on the back of the monitor, and the other end to an electrical wall outlet.
    Figure :
      warning:
    To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the 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.
    Disconnect power from the equipment by unplugging the power cord from the electrical outlet.
    For your safety, 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. When unplugging from the electrical outlet, grasp the cord by the plug.

Connecting USB Devices

  1. Connect one end of the provided USB cable to the USB hub upstream connector on the rear panel of the monitor, and the other end to the USB connector on the computer.
  2. Connect USB devices to the two USB downstream connectors on the monitor.
    Figure :

Cable Management

Use the cable management feature to secure and hide your cables when viewed from the front.
After connecting the cables to the monitor models, place the cables through the cable management channels on the sides of the monitor base.
Figure :

Adjusting the Monitor

note:
Your monitor model may look different than the model in the following illustrations.
  1. Tilt the monitor's panel forward or backward to set it to a comfortable eye level.
    Figure :
  2. Swivel the monitor to the left or right for the best viewing angle.
    Figure :
  3. Adjust the monitor's height so that it is parallel to your eye height for a comfortable viewing position.
    Figure :
  4. Pivot the monitor clockwise from landscape to portrait orientation viewing to adapt to your application.
    Figure :
    note:
    To view information on the screen in portrait mode, you will need to install the Pivot Pro software included on the software and documentation CD. The position of the OSD menu can also be rotated to portrait mode. To rotate the OSD menu, access the OSD menu, select OSD Control, then select Rotate OSD.

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 may 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 may occur on all LCD screens. Monitors with a “burned-in image” are not covered under the HP warranty.
* A prolonged period of time is 12 consecutive hours of non-use.
note:
If pressing the power button has no effect, the Power Button Lockout feature may be enabled. To disable this feature, press and hold the monitor power button for 10 seconds.
note:
You can disable the power LED in the OSD menu. Press the Menu button on the front of the monitor, then select Management > Bezel Power LED > Off.
When the monitor is powered on, a Monitor Status message is displayed for five seconds. The message shows which input (DVI or VGA) 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.
The monitor automatically scans the signal inputs for an active input and uses that input for the display. If two or more inputs are active, the monitor will display the default input source. You can change the default source in the OSD by pressing the front panel menu button and selecting Source Control > Default Source.

Using the Accessory Rails

The monitor features accessory rails on the rear that can be used to mount optional devices, such as the HP speaker bar, to attach to the LCD. Refer to the documentation included with the optional device for detailed mounting instructions.
Figure :

Removing the Monitor Pedestal Base

You can remove the monitor panel from the pedestal base to install the panel on a wall, a swing arm, or other mounting fixture.
  caution:
Before beginning to disassemble the monitor, be sure the monitor is turned off and the power and signal cables are both disconnected.
  1. Disconnect and remove the signal and power cables from the back of the monitor.
  2. Lay the monitor face down on a flat surface covered by a dry, clean cloth.
  3. Remove the four screws on the back of the monitor that connect the monitor panel to the pedestal base.
    Figure :
  4. Lift up on the pedestal base to remove it from the monitor display head.

Mounting the Monitor

The monitor panel can be attached to a wall, swing arm, or other mounting fixture.
  1. Remove the monitor panel from the pedestal base. Refer to Removing the Monitor Pedestal Base in the previous section.
  2. To attach the monitor to a swing arm, insert four 10mm screws through the holes on the swing arm plate and into the mounting holes on the monitor.
      caution:
    This monitor supports the VESA industry standard 100 mm mounting holes. To attach a third-party mounting solution to the monitor, four 4 mm, 0.7 pitch, and 10 mm long screws are required. Longer screws must not be used because they may damage the monitor. It is important to verify that the manufacturer’s mounting solution is compliant with the VESA standard and is rated to support the weight of the monitor display panel. For best performance, it is important to use the power and video cables provided with the monitor.
    Figure :
    To attach the monitor to other mounting fixtures, follow the instructions included with the mounting fixture to ensure that the monitor is safely attached.
  3. Reconnect the cables to the monitor panel.

Locating the Rating Labels

The rating labels on the monitor provide the spare part number, product number, and serial number. You may need these numbers when contacting HP about the monitor model. The rating labels are located on the rear panel of the monitor display head.
Figure :

Installing a Cable Lock

You can secure the monitor to a fixed object with an optional cable lock available from HP.
note:
For more information on HP accessories, go to http://www.hp.com/go/options.

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