Question about PC Desktops

3 Answers

HP 1740 popup of OSD Lockout

I have HP 1740 model monitor. last couple of days , every time i trying to open my monitor, OSD lockout popup and i can't move it or fix it.

Posted by on

  • saqr60 Feb 10, 2009

    i have sam proplem
    how i can fix it ?


3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Dont take apart the monitor!?!?! Hold the Menu button for about 15 seconds, the manual said 10 but i found by holding menu for 15 seconds it removes the OSD lockout.

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Hello everybody,

I know how to fix this, but it involves opening up the monitor....

First unplug the monitor and get all the cables out. Then get the monitor of its monitor stand, this is done by unscrewing the four screws at the back of the monitor stand.

Now you can pry open the case with a flat screwdriver. On the inside you see a small electronic board with the power switch and the other switches on it. These 'broken' or dirty switches are what causing the OSD lockout.
Get the small board out of it's bracket and use some ETHANOL or ALCOHOL (atleast 70% pure) to clean the switches, you just spray or drip the ethanol into/onto the switches. This will clean the switches of any grease residu. Then spray the switches with air out of an airspray can untill they are totally dry.
Now you can put everything together and voila! it is working again!! atleast it worked for me :):)

This fix will only work if the switches aren't broken but only dirty or a little bit stuck, if they are broken then you would have to solder new ones on the electronic switch board.

Good Luck!

Ralph S.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I find the only soluion for the OSD lockout message is to hold the power button down after it has been lit. I use a bulldog clip to do that. I think it is a crude way of doing this. But it helps in my case.

Posted on May 03, 2013

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Brightness/contrast locked

All computer monitors, whether they are LCD or CRT style, have a built-in feature called the on-screen display (OSD) lockout that prevents users from viewing any images on the monitor. If your computer screen has accidentally been set to the OSD lockout setting, there are several ways you can remove the lockout.

Power off your computer and then remove the monitor cable from the port on the back side of the computer case. Reattach the cable and make sure the pins are correctly screwed in. Power the computer back on and check to see if the OSD lockout message is still being displayed. Check the manual that came with your computer or monitor and locate the troubleshooting section if you are still receiving the OSD lockout message. Find the OSD lockout heading and read the method that your particular model uses to remove the lockout. Attempt generic lockout removal procedures if you no longer have the manual that came with your monitor. Press and hold the "Menu" button located at the bottom of your monitor for 15 seconds and wait to see if the OSD lockout message disappears. Press the "Menu" button again if the lockout message remains on the screen. Use the arrow buttons to navigate through the main menu options. Highlight the "Settings" or "OSD Menu" option and then hit the Menu key again to access the new list of settings. Scroll down to the "OSD Lock" heading. Use the arrow keys to change the setting to "No." Hit the Menu key again to return to the main menu. Scroll to the "Exit" setting and then hit the Menu key a final time to exit the menu setting and remove the OSD lockout.

Mar 02, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 580 Desktop Computer...

1 Answer

How do I get rid of osd lockout

Fix One:

Plug in the monitor and power it up. Hold down the Power button until you get a message saying "OSD Unlocked". If the problem persists after OSD is unlocked then unplug the monitor from the wall, wait 20 seconds and try again.
Fix Two:

Turn on the monitor and hold down the Menu button for 10-20 seconds. This should unlock the OSD.
Fix Three:

Turn off the monitor, press down the Menu button and then turn on the monitor. Wait 10-20 seconds. This should unlock the OSD.
Fix Four:

The Menu button may be stuck in a pressed in position. To get it "unstuck" you'll usually need to open up the monitor. This could be tricky unless you know what you're doing. Unfortunately there are too many models of monitor for me to provide detailed instructions. If you have warranty this is where you want to contact the manufacturer.

Apr 12, 2011 | Packard Bell PC Desktops

2 Answers

My sons computer screen says OSD Lockout and mouse won't work

Take it to your dealer, he can do it without any problem.

Try this link:


Lost user password in XP with networking setup on HP

The best way to do this is using the Offline NT Password & Registry editor.
You can download it at the following link:

This utility will enable you to reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista etc system.
The link above includes some directions on how to use this utility.

Oct 30, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1610n PC Desktop

1 Answer

Have an HP monitor and have a white rectangular shaped box that pops up in the center of the screen constantly, in the center of the box it says OSD Lockout. Can not get it to go away. What do I do?

To resolve the issue you can hold the power button of the monitor until you get another message something similar to "OSD unlocked". Now if the problem continues, switch off the monitor and remove the power cable then let it sit for a couple of minutes to 5 and connect it again.

Sep 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

When i press the power button on myn monitor i get a popup mon my screen "power button lockout" how do i solve this? i hve a window 7 hp computer. the power buton on the monitor was squeeze...

try..... it worked for me. Power Button Lockout is displayed.The monitor's Power Button Lockout function is enabled.
Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to unlock
the power button function.

Thanks for using Fixya

Sep 11, 2010 | HP dx2300 Monitor Personal computer Intel...

2 Answers

Osd lockout

Hi friend,

OSD (On Screen Display) lockout. To resolve the issue you can hold the power button of the monitor until you get another message something similar to "OSD unlocked"....if the problem continues. Switch of the monitor and remove the power cable and connect it again after some time.


Dec 10, 2009 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Osd lockout and menu display continuously in hp 1740 got any solution


Jul 22, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

3 Answers

Osd lockout--can not control monitor

if u hold the menu button for 10 seconds it will be unlocked.

Sep 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

4,880 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides