Viewsonic VA1903a 19″ Widescreen LED Screen User Guide
Important Safety Instructions
- Read these instructions completely before using the equipment.
- Keep these instructions in a safe place.
- Heed all warnings and follow all instructions.
- Sit at least 18” / 45 cm from the display.
- Always handle the display with care when moving it.
- Never remove the rear cover. This display contains high-voltage parts. You may be seriously injured if you touch them.
- Do not use this equipment near water. Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
- Avoid exposing the display to direct sunlight or another heat source. Orient the display away from direct sunlight to reduce glare.
- Clean with a soft, dry cloth. If further cleaning is required, see “Cleaning the Display” in this guide for further instructions.
- Avoid touching the screen. Skin oils are difficult to remove
Thank you for purchasing your monitor from ViewSonic . At ViewSonic, we aim to provide the most stunning visual experience possible.
Your display package includes:
- Power cord
- Video cable
- Quick Start Guide
Connect video cable
- Remove rear panel covers if necessary.
- Connect the video cable from the display to the computer.
- Macintosh users: Models older than G3 require a Macintosh adapter. Attach the adapter to the computer and plug the video cable into the adapter. To order a ViewSonic® Macintosh adapter, contact ViewSonic Customer Support.
Connect power cord (and AC/DC adapter if required)
- Turn ON the display and computer: Turn ON the display, then turn ON the computer. This sequence (display before
computer) is important.
- Windows users: Set the timing mode (example: 1024 x 768) For instructions on changing the resolution and refresh rate, see the graphics card’s user guide.
Wall Mounting (Optional)
- Lay the display face down on a towel or blanket.
- Find and identify one of the following VESA mount interfaces (a,b,c) located on the back of your display (refer to the “Specifications” page of your display’s mounting interface). Attach the mounting bracket from the VESA compatible wall mounting kit using screws of the appropriate length.
Using the Display
Setting the Timing Mode
Setting the timing mode is important for maximizing the quality of the screen image and minimizing eye strain. The timing mode consists of the resolution (example 1024 x 768) and refresh rate (or vertical frequency; example 60 Hz). After setting the timing mode, use the OSD (On-screen Display) controls to adjust the screen
image. For optimal picture quality, please use the recommended timing mode specific to your display listed on the “Specification” page.
To set the Timing Mode:
- Setting the resolution: Access “Appearance and Personalization” from the Control Panel via the Start Menu, and set the resolution.
- Setting the refresh rate: See your graphics card’s user guide for instructions.
OSD and Power Lock Settings
- OSD Lock: Press and hold [AUTO] and the up arrow for 10 seconds.
- OSD Unlock: Press and hold [AUTO] and the up arrow again for 10 seconds.
- Power Button Lock: Press and hold [AUTO] and the down arrow for 10 seconds. If the power button is pressed the message Power Button Locked will display for 3 seconds. With or without this setting, after a power failure, your display’s power will automatically turn ON when power is restored.
- Power Button Unlock: Press and hold [AUTO] and the down arrow again for 10 seconds.
Main Menu Controls
Navigate through menu items by using the up/down ▲/▼ buttons.
NOTE: Check the Main Menu items on your display OSD and refer to Main Menu Explanation below.
Main Menu Explanation
NOTE: The Main Menu items listed in this section indicate whole Main Menu items on all models. For the actual Main Menu details corresponding to your product refer to the items on your display’s OSD Main Menu.
- Audio Adjust: adjusts volume, mutes sound, or toggles between inputs if you have more than one source.
- Brightness: adjusts the background black level of the screen image.
- Color Adjust: provides several color adjustment modes, including preset color temperatures and a User Color mode which allows independent adjustment of red (R), green (G), and blue (B). The factory setting for this product is native.
- Memory Recall: returns screen settings back to factory settings if the display is operating in a factory Preset Timing Mode listed in the Specifications section of this user guide.
Cleaning the Display
- MAKE SURE THE DISPLAY IS TURNED OFF.
- NEVER SPRAY OR POUR ANY LIQUIDS DIRECTLY ONTO THE SCREEN OR HOUSING.
To clean the screen:
- Wipe the screen with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth. This removes dust and other particles.
- If the screen is still not clean, apply a small amount of non-ammonia, non-alcohol based glass cleaner onto a clean, soft, lint-free cloth, and wipe the screen.
To clean the casing:
- Use a soft, dry cloth.
- If the casing is still not clean, apply a small amount of a non-ammonia, non-alcohol based, mild non-abrasive detergent onto a clean, soft, lint-free cloth, then wipe the surface.
- Make sure the power button (or switch) is ON.
- Make sure A/C power cord is securely connected to the display.
- Plug another electrical device into the power outlet to verify that the outlet is supplying proper voltage.
Power is ON but no screen image
- Make sure the video cable supplied with the display is properly secured to the video output port on the back of the computer. If the other end of the video cable is not attached permanently to the display, properly secure it to the display.
- Adjust brightness and contrast.
- If you are using an Macintosh older than G3, you need a Macintosh adapter.
Wrong or abnormal colors
- If any colors (red, green, or blue) are missing, check the video cable to make sure it is securely connected. Loose or broken pins in the cable connector could
cause an improper connection.
- Connect the display to another computer.
- If you have an older graphics card, contact ViewSonic® for a non-DDC adapter.
Control buttons do not work
- Try pressing only one button at a time.
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FCC Compliance Statement
This device complies with part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
- This device may not cause harmful interference
- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver