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Dell monitor Lock and Unlock instruction

'OSD Lock': Controls user access to adjustments. When 'Yes' (+) is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked except the menu button.
All buttons can be locked or unlocked when the 'Menu' button is pushed and held for over 15 seconds.

May not be applied to ALL Dell.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E153fpb/En/controls.htm
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E173FP/En/controls.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/SE198WFP/en/setup.htm#Using%20the%20OSD

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/3008WFP/en/ug/operate.htm

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problem is i cant adjust colour and size because of showing "LOCK


This is how:

OSD Lock & Unlock
When pressing the AUTO button after locking the OSD
When pressing the MENU button after locking the OSD
This is the function that locks the OSD in order to keep the current states of settings or prevent others
from adjusting the current settings.
Lock : Hold down the MENU button for more than five (5) seconds to activate the OSD adjustment
lock function.
Unlock : Hold down the MENU button for more than five (5) seconds to deactivate the OSD adjustment
lock function.

User manual:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/detail/supportPrdDetail.do?menu=SP01&prd_mdl_cd=&prd_mdl_name=2233BW&prd_ia_sub_class_cd=P

Apr 23, 2010 | Samsung SyncMaster 2233BW 22" LCD Monitor

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cn-ou4931-46633-52L-OHGU - monitor keeps showing


Here you go!
From Dell website:
'OSD Lock': Controls user access to adjustments. When 'Yes' (+) is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked except the menu button.
All buttons can be locked or unlocked when the 'Menu' button is pushed and held for over 15 seconds. See more here:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/E173FP/En/controls.htm

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Apr 13, 2010 | Dell E173FP 17" LCD Monitor

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a lock turns up in the middle of the screen


You have inadvertently locked the On Screen Display (OSD).

To unlock do the following:

Press the menu button, which will take you directly to the OSD settings menu, and you will see 'OSD Lock' is selected. Change the seeting to No(-) to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings.

Mar 07, 2010 | Dell E172FP 17" LCD Flat Panel Monitor

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My computer screen has a blue box that pops up and say "Controls locked". I am assuming that the buttons on the bottom right hand corner of my moniter is what it is talking about because when I hit the Menu button, to change the color or contrast, the box comes up again and says that the controls are locked. how do I unlock them in order to get rid of the box that says "Controls Locked"?


This is from the user manual for the monitor. You can download a copy from hp here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=324216&os=228&lang=en&

Click on the "monitor user's guide" link to download.

There are four adjustable options on the OSD settings screen: Lock OSD settings, Timeout, H Position, and V Position.
To change OSD settings:
1 Open the OSD setting screen under the Advanced menu. See
“Using the On Screen Display” on page 25.
2 Press the Browse buttons to select the option you want to adjust.
3 Press the Select button to check the option.
To change OSD lock setting:
1 Press the Browse button to select yes (lock) or no (unlock). The
setting is automatically saved when you change the value.
2 Choose Exit sub-menu and press the Select button to return to
the OSD Main Menu or press the Menu button to exit OSD.
NOTE: Once OSD is locked, all OSD functions including the
shortcut buttons are disabled. If OSD is locked, pressing
any button on the monitor directly opens the Lock OSD
settings window so that you can unlock OSD.

Dec 02, 2008 | HP Pavilion F1503 15" LCD Flat Panel...

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