Many Pentranic arcade monitor problems can be traced to how the monitor and signal source were installed and the settings entered on the On Screen Display (OSD) Control Board. For example, the 15-pin D-sub cable and 6-pin signal wire must be installed when the monitor and signal source is turned off. From the OSD Control Board menu, you can adjust the display and even reset the monitor to its factory settings, if necessary.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Check your installation steps for accuracy and retrace your steps in the set-up process. Different Pentranic arcade monitors have installation instructions specific to that model.
Plug in the monitor to the electrical power source, then plug in the signal input connections to the monitor. Verify that the signal wire/line colours match the input connections. For example, wire/line colours blue (B), green (G) and red (R) should line up with each other, video output to video input.
Turn on the signal source to your monitor and turn on the monitor. If your Pentranic monitor does not work properly, go to the next step.
Use the On Screen Display (OSD) Control Board menu to change your monitor's settings. Press the "Menu" key to display the function you want to modify.
Press the "Sel+" or "Sel-" key to choose a different function relating to the OSD of the Pentranic monitor.
Press the "Adj+" or "Adj-" key to increase or decrease the level of a function. Adjust the "Contrast" "Brightness," "H-position" (horizontal position), "V-Position" (vertical position), "V-size" (vertical size), "Pincushion," "Trapezoid," "Parellel," "Bow," "Rotation," "Degauss," "Moire" (interference pattern) or "Language," if needed. If your Pentranic monitor does not work properly, go to the next step.
Press the "Sel+" or "Sel-" key on the OSD Control Board menu and then select "Recall (Window 1)," located in the first row, to recall the preset functions for "Window 1" set by the manufacturer. If your Pentranic arcade monitor does not work properly, go to the next step.
Press the "Sel+" or "Sel-" key on the OSD and then select "Recall (Window 2)," located in the second row, to recall the preset functions for "Window 2" set by the manufacturer. If your Pentranic monitor does not work properly, contact the supplier where you purchased your monitor for further support.
Tips and warnings
- Check for bent pins and inspect the cable quality of your 15-pin D-sub cable and 6-pin signal wires. These parts will need to be replaced, if damaged.
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