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Connecting the Cables
1.Place the monitor in a convenient, well-ventilated location near the computer.
NOTE:Before connecting the cables, route them through the opening on the monitor's
2.Connect a VGA signal cable, DVI-D signal cable, or DisplayPort 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 +/Source 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
●For DVI 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.
●For DisplayPort digital operation, use a DisplayPort signal cable (not provided). Connect
the DisplayPort signal cable to the DisplayPort connector on the rear of the monitor and the
other end to the DisplayPort connector on the computer.
3.Connect one end of the provided USB cable to the USB hub connector on the rear panel of the
computer, and the other end to the upstream USB connector on the monitor.
4.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 2-3 Connecting the Cables
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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.
NOTE:An optional speaker bar that mounts on to the monitor is available from HP.
Front Panel Controls
Table 2-1 Monitor Front Panel Controls
Menu Opens, selects or exits the OSD menu.
Minus If the OSD menu is on, press to navigate backward through
the OSD menu and decrease adjustment levels.
Plus/source If the OSD menu is on, press to navigate forward through
the OSD menu and increase adjustment levels.
If the OSD menu is inactive, press to activate the source
button that chooses the video signal input (VGA, DVI, or
OK/auto If the OSD menu is on, press to select the highlighted
If the OSD menu is inactive, press to activate the auto
adjustment feature to optimize the screen image.
5 Power LED Green = Fully powered.
Amber = Sleep mode.
Flashing Amber = Sleep Timer mode.
Power Turns the monitor on or off.
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NOTE:To view an OSD menu simulator, visit the HP Customer Self Repair Services Media Library
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 2-4 Tilting the Monitor
2.Swivel the monitor to the left or right for the best viewing angle.
Figure 2-5 Swiveling the Monitor
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3.Adjust the monitor's height so that it is parallel to your eye height for a comfortable viewing
NOTE:When the monitor is unfolded for the first time, the display head is locked from
adjusting to a full-height position. To adjust the display head to full height, press down on the
display head to unlock it then pull up on the display head to raise it to the full-height position.
Figure 2-6 Adjusting the Height
4.Pivot the monitor from landscape to portrait orientation viewing to adapt to your application.
a.Adjust the monitor to the full height position and tilt the monitor back to the full tilt position
b.Pivot the monitor clockwise 90° from landscape to portrait orientation (2).
CAUTION:If the monitor is not in full height and full tilt position when pivoting, the bottom
right corner of the monitor panel will come in contact with the base and potentially cause
damage to the monitor.
Figure 2-7 Pivoting the Monitor
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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 by pressing
the Menu button on the front panel, 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 (DisplayPort, DVI, or VGA) is the current active signal, the status of the
auto-switch source setting (On or Off; factory default is On), the default source signal (factory default
is DisplayPort), 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. If the default
source is not one of the active inputs, then the monitor will display the highest ranking priority input in
the following order: DisplayPort, DVI, then VGA. You can change the default source in the OSD by
pressing the front panel menu button and selecting Source Control > Default Source.
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