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Diagnosing video problems on TVs and monitors

The first thing to always check is the MENU (osd - on screen display)

Push menu or display on your tv or monitor

- if the menu is clear, the problem is in the early stages of video or outside your device (could be the source (dvd, cablebox) or input connections

- if the menu is distorted, the problem is definitely a malfunction with your device the osd is generated from (tv menu distorted = 100% tv is problem)

* you can also use other OSD signals to troubleshoot - if the volume bar or display info (input label, info bar) is clear, problems are earlier in the circuitry or outside the device. don't be fooled by translucent menus or cablebox menus.

** osd is inserted in the picture in the later stages of video processing. if your osd is distored, suspect the circuitry after the video switch. this could be a bad LVDS cable, TCON or Logic board, or even a bad lcd panel, plasma panel, crt.

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I have a hp 1530 flatscreen monitor when I push the menu button on the screen it blacks out...and says osd lockout...what does tht mean...I have to unplug it in order for it to come bck up


OSD means On Screen Display. To unlock the OSD hold the power button of the monitor until you get a message similar to "OSD unlocked".
If you still have problems, click on this link for further instructions :-
http://www.ehow.com/how_5008634_fix-lockout-display-computer-monitor.html

Dec 29, 2010 | HP Televison & Video

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"OSD LOCKED" box on my screen


The OSD can be enabled or disabled by pressing and holding the Menu button on the front panel for 10 seconds. If the OSD is locked, the warning message OSD Lock displays for ten seconds.

* If the OSD is locked, press and hold the Menu button for 10 seconds to unlock the OSD.
* If the OSD is unlocked, press and hold the Menu button for 10 seconds to lock the OSD.



OSD stands for "On Screen Display." It is an onscreen configuration menu included with various monitors. When you press the MENU button or one of the other buttons on the front or side of a monitor, the onscreen display may appear. The OSD typically includes monitor calibration options, such as brightness, contrast, and color adjustments. Some OSDs may also include horizontal and vertical position controls as well as tilt and keystone adjustments.
If you can't make adjustments to the monitor settings using the OSD interface, the onscreen display may be locked. You may also see the phrase "OSD Locked" appear when you try to change the settings. Some monitors include an option within the menu called "OSD Lock", which you can turn on or off. If this option is available, simply turn OSD Lock off and you will be able to make adjustments to the settings.
If your monitor does not include the "OSD Lock" option, you may be able to unlock the OSD by pressing and holding the MENU button on the front or side of the monitor for several seconds. If you try this method, be patient! It may take up to 15 seconds for the OSD to unlock.


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Dec 07, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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when i press the power button to turn off monitor, i get a power button lockout message. how do i unlock the power button


I did not see anything regarding to the Power locked out function, may be it's time to call HP. Please post back what you find out from HP.
I look at HP WEBSITE: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01632269&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c01643091/en_us/c01632269/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3770762


Locking OSD settings
When the OSD is locked, settings cannot be changed in the OSD menu. The OSD functionality is enabled or disabled by pressing the Menu button and holding it for 10 seconds. Upon disabling the OSD, an OSD Lock-out message is displayed for 10 seconds. When the OSD is locked and an OSD menu button is pressed, the OSD Lock-out message is displayed for an additional 10 seconds. When the OSD is locked, pressing the OSD menu button for 10 seconds unlocks the OSD and displays the main menu. Identifying monitor conditions
Special messages display on the monitor screen for the following monitor conditions:
  • Input Signal Out of Range : Indicates the monitor does not support the input signal because the resolution and/or refresh rate are set higher than the monitor supports. Recommended refresh rates are as follows:
    • For the w1858 monitor: 1366 x 768 @ 60 Hz.
    • For the w2338h monitor: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz.
  • Monitor Going to Sleep : Indicates the screen display is entering a sleep mode.
  • Check Video Cable : Indicates a video input cable is not properly connected to the computer or monitor.
  • OSD Lock-out : When the OSD is locked, the warning message OSD Lock displays for 10 seconds.
  • No Input Signal : Indicates the monitor is not receiving a video signal from the computer on the monitor video input connector. Check whether the computer or input signal source is off or in the power-save mode.
  • Auto Adjustment in Progress : Indicates the auto-adjustment function is active and in process.

May 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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screen menu


Look at the buttons on the Monitor.
Push the one on the left.
It should start displaying the "OSD" (On Screen Display)
that has a "restaurant-menu" display of things-that-you-can-change.

Dec 10, 2009 | Hannstar AH-191D Monitor

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Problem in TFT


The OSD can be enabled or disabled by pressing and holding the Menu button on the front panel for 10 seconds. If the OSD is locked, the warning message OSD Lock displays for ten seconds.
  • If the OSD is locked, press and hold the Menu button for 10 seconds to unlock the OSD.
  • If the OSD is unlocked, press and hold the Menu button for 10 seconds to lock the OSD.

Jun 09, 2008 | LG L1915S 19" LCD Monitor

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