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Monitor displays "Controls Locked"

When I turn on my computer and monitor, the monitor displays "Controls Locked" in a small box once. And whenever I try to adjust brightness or contrast, it keep displaying "controls locked." I checked the monitor, but there's no lock/unlock botton - What's up? -Thank you for your concerning!

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    When I turn on my computer and monitor, the monitor displays "Controls Locked" in a small box once. And whenever I try to adjust brightness or contrast, it keep displaying "controls locked."

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This is a "feature" they include to prevent accidental changes to the screen setup. You should be able to unlock the OSD by pushing the Menu button and the right arrow button together for about three seconds. The message "controls unlocked" should appear. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don't forget to rate the posting.

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It is not 3 seconds. It took for about 10 seconds.

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Not sure if this is exactly the same as yours your model hard to find I had 2 similar monitors at previous employer and they both operated the same way Taking a Look 1. Power Switch Pressing this button turns the display system power on or off. 2. Menu/Select ? Pressing this button pops up the OSD menus on the screen, and used to select ("Up" direction) the OSD control options on the screen. ? This button is used to select ("Down" direction) the OSD control options on 3. Select the screen. 4. + This button is used to increase the value of the selected OSD control option. 5. 0 This button is used to decrease the value of the selected OSD control option. Quick Adjustment Function When the OSD Menu is not active, the following functions are available for the quick adjustment. Pressing ? button once pops up the OSD Function Main Menu . Pressing ? button once pops up the small Brightness icon. Use +or 0button to adjust the Brightness level. Pressing + button once pops up the small Volume icon. Use +or 0 button to adjust the Volume level.


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When I turn on my computer and monitor, the monitor displays "Controls Locked" in a small box once. And whenever I try to adjust brightness or contrast, it keep displaying "controls locked.


Push the MENU button in for 5~10 seconds to turn on/off OSD lock.
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* 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.
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