Providing vivid colour and clarity of screen images is the primary purpose of Samsung's LCD Syncmaster 710N. After several uses of this computer monitor, however, you may begin to experience problems. Following a few simple steps, you can perform basic maintenance on the monitor to prevent frustration and save money. Learn to correct for loss of image, check signal connections, solve video card problems, remedy inaccurate colour output and adjust the screen position using the OSD settings.
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If the monitor displays no image, check the screen for a "Check Signal Cable" message. If the message is present, check your connection to the computer. Check either the DVI or D-Sub 15-Pin port on the back of the monitor (depending on which one you used to connect to your computer) to make sure the connection is snug. Examine the entire connection cord for damage. If the error persists after this, unplug and reinsert all connecting cords, including the power cord. Next, press the "Source" button on the front of your Syncmaster to confirm that the system is set to "Analog."
Confirm that the video card connector is inserted correctly in your computer, if your screen's colours are off or showing black and white. The D-Sub connector cord should be firmly screwed into both the back of the monitor and the computer. Examine the cord for damage. Open your computer and make sure your video card is installed correctly. Unhook both video card connections and reseat them to reset the connection. Next, reboot the entire computer system and power your Syncmaster down and back up. Unplug the power cord from the AC wall outlet, wait a moment and plug it back in.
Adjust the screen's image position and size by pulling up the OSD settings from the menu, if your screen is suddenly unbalanced. Under the OSD menu, you'll see "Language," "H-Position," "V-Position" and "Transparency." Choose "H-Position" to adjust the horizontal positioning of the image on the screen. Choose "V-Position" to adjust the vertical positioning of the image on the screen. Access video card settings on your computer to choose from an array of "Preset Display Modes" or to adjust the video card resolution.
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