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Buttons to activate and adjust monitor settings don't work.

The menu button does not activate the OSD window. How can I make the buttons work or at least adjust the brightness some other way?

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Please try to turn the monitor off. hold down the Menu button while the monitor is turned off, then press the Power button again to turn the monitor back on. This should unlock your OSD menu. best regards

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HOW DO YOU MOVE THE ARROW KEY ONCE YOU ARE IN THE MENU?


You use the button with the <> arrows to move through the menu selections. Use the menu key to select the function you want to change.

Below is an excerpt from the Acer manual. The manual can be found at http://www.retrevo.com/support/Acer-X203H-Monitors-manual/id/23224bh549/t/2/

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Front Panel Controls
1.Power Switch:
To turn ON or OFF the power.
2.Power LED:
Lights up to indicate the power is turned ON.
3.Empowering / Exit:
1) When OSD menu is in active status, this button will act as EXIT-KEY(EXIT
OSD menu).
2) When OSD menu is in off status, press this button to select scenario
mode.
4.Auto Adjust button / Exit:
1)When OSD menu is in active status, this button will act as EXIT-KEY (EXIT
OSD menu).
2)When OSD menu is in off status, press this button for 2 seconds to
activate the AutoAdjustment function.The Auto Adjustment function is
used to set the HPos, VPos, Clock and Focus.
5.< / >
Press < or > to select the desired function.Press < or > to change the
settings of the current function.
6.MENU / ENTER:
Activate OSD menu when OSD is OFF or activate/de-activate adjustment
function when OSD is ON.

Jul 02, 2011 | Acer X203H bd Monitor

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AOC monitor Lock-Unlock instructions


1) Press the MENU-button ( ) to activate the OSD window.

2) Press or to navigate through the functions. Once the desired function is highlighted, press the MENU-button to
activate sub-menu . Once the desired function is highlighted, press MENU-button to activate it.

3) Press or to change the settings of the selected function. Press or to select another function in sub-menu .
Press AUTO( ) to exit . If you want to adjust any other function, repeat steps 2-3.

4) OSD Lock Function: To lock the OSD, press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then press power
button to turn the monitor on. To un-lock the OSD - press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then
press power button to turn the monitor on.

5) Eco Mode hot key ( ) : Press the Eco key continuously to select the Eco mode of brightness when there is no OSD (
Eco mode hot key may not be available in all models).

6) Volume adjustment hot key : When there is no OSD , press Volume ( ) to active volume adjustment bar, press or
to adjust volume ( Only for the models with speakers).

http://www.retrevo.com/support/AOC-917SW-Monitors-manual/id/23449ag008/t/2/

on Apr 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Osd Lock how to open?


1) Press the MENU-button ( ) to activate the OSD window.

2) Press or to navigate through the functions. Once the desired function is highlighted, press the MENU-button to
activate sub-menu . Once the desired function is highlighted, press MENU-button to activate it.

3) Press or to change the settings of the selected function. Press or to select another function in sub-menu .
Press AUTO( ) to exit . If you want to adjust any other function, repeat steps 2-3.

4) OSD Lock Function: To lock the OSD, press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then press power
button to turn the monitor on. To un-lock the OSD - press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then
press power button to turn the monitor on.

5) Eco Mode hot key ( ) : Press the Eco key continuously to select the Eco mode of brightness when there is no OSD (
Eco mode hot key may not be available in all models).

6) Volume adjustment hot key : When there is no OSD , press Volume ( ) to active volume adjustment bar, press or
to adjust volume ( Only for the models with speakers).

http://www.retrevo.com/support/AOC-917SW-Monitors-manual/id/23449ag008/t/2/

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Jun 14, 2011 | AOC 917Sw 19" LCD Monitor

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My brightness menu is locked on the screen and my monitor buttons aren't working .. I'm having a silver Samsung Syncmaster 720N.


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.

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6150077-basic_lcd_monitors_troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5093881-lcd_flat_panel_tv_troubleshooting_guide
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7406380-tv_training_manuals
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Capacitors kit: http://lcdalternatives.auctivacommerce.com/ he can make you a set of caps for you.

Or www.digikey.com just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current, long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.

May 10, 2011 | Samsung SyncMaster 720N Monitor

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My optiquest Q19wb monitor has the contrast/brightness option disabled in the menu..I am using it as my secondary monitor..OS used is win7


Try unlocking it:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4628438-aoc_monitor_lock_unlock_instructions

1) Press the MENU-button ( ) to activate the OSD window.

2) Press or to navigate through the functions. Once the desired function is highlighted, press the MENU-button to
activate sub-menu . Once the desired function is highlighted, press MENU-button to activate it.

3) Press or to change the settings of the selected function. Press or to select another function in sub-menu .
Press AUTO( ) to exit . If you want to adjust any other function, repeat steps 2-3.

4) OSD Lock Function: To lock the OSD, press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then press power
button to turn the monitor on. To un-lock the OSD - press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then
press power button to turn the monitor on.

5) Eco Mode hot key ( ) : Press the Eco key continuously to select the Eco mode of brightness when there is no OSD (
Eco mode hot key may not be available in all models).

6) Volume adjustment hot key : When there is no OSD , press Volume ( ) to active volume adjustment bar, press or
to adjust volume ( Only for the models with speakers).

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When I'm trying to change the menu setting of my AOC Led Monier I get a error message saying "OSD Locked", What should I do to resolve this?


http://www.fixya.com/support/r4628438-aoc_monitor_lock_unlock_instructions

1) Press the MENU-button ( ) to activate the OSD window.

2) Press or to navigate through the functions. Once the desired function is highlighted, press the MENU-button to
activate sub-menu . Once the desired function is highlighted, press MENU-button to activate it.

3) Press or to change the settings of the selected function. Press or to select another function in sub-menu .
Press AUTO( ) to exit . If you want to adjust any other function, repeat steps 2-3.

4) OSD Lock Function: To lock the OSD, press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then press power
button to turn the monitor on. To un-lock the OSD - press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then
press power button to turn the monitor on.

5) Eco Mode hot key ( ) : Press the Eco key continuously to select the Eco mode of brightness when there is no OSD (
Eco mode hot key may not be available in all models).

6) Volume adjustment hot key : When there is no OSD , press Volume ( ) to active volume adjustment bar, press or
to adjust volume ( Only for the models with speakers).

http://www.retrevo.com/support/AOC-917SW-Monitors-manual/id/23449ag008/t/2/

Mar 23, 2011 | AOC 912Vwa-1 19" Monitor

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AOC LCD MONITER OSD LOCK


1) Press the MENU-button ( ) to activate the OSD window.

2) Press or to navigate through the functions. Once the desired function is highlighted, press the MENU-button to
activate sub-menu . Once the desired function is highlighted, press MENU-button to activate it.

3) Press or to change the settings of the selected function. Press or to select another function in sub-menu .
Press AUTO( ) to exit . If you want to adjust any other function, repeat steps 2-3.

4) OSD Lock Function: To lock the OSD, press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then press power
button to turn the monitor on. To un-lock the OSD - press and hold the MENU button while the monitor is off and then
press power button to turn the monitor on.

5) Eco Mode hot key ( ) : Press the Eco key continuously to select the Eco mode of brightness when there is no OSD (
Eco mode hot key may not be available in all models).

6) Volume adjustment hot key : When there is no OSD , press Volume ( ) to active volume adjustment bar, press or
to adjust volume ( Only for the models with speakers).

http://www.retrevo.com/support/AOC-917SW-Monitors-manual/id/23449ag008/t/2/

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Apr 24, 2010 | AOC 917Sw 19" LCD Monitor

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I don't know how to increase/adjust the volume on my LCM-19v5 computer monitor


OSD Menu Functions
English
All the function settings for the LCD monitor are controlled via the control keys located on
the bottom part of the front panel. To display the OSD main menu, press the “Menu”
keypad button on the control keys. (Note: The OSD menu display will disappear
automatically after approximately 10 seconds, if no action is taken.)
The LCD monitor has been adjusted to optimal settings before shipment. Adjustments to
the monitor settings can be made using the OSD menu.
• Press the “Menu” button to display the OSD.
• Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select the function to be adjusted.
• Press the �� button to access the function to be adjusted.
• Press the ▲ or ▼ button to select the sub-function to be adjusted.
• Press the �� or �� buttons to change the current setting of the sub-function.
• To go back to the previous menu, press the button. Changes are saved
automatically.
Source
• To exit the OSD menu press "Menu" again. It automatically will save any changes
that have been made.

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JZKlipper/Mike

Nov 11, 2009 | Westinghouse Computers & Internet

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There are buttons on the front of the monitor. Why


The first button is the E-power button for the Auto preset function.With it you can select presets like text, standard, graphics etc. depending on your use.
When you select any button the options are displayed at the bottom of the window. These tell you what button to press to select the next option.
For example press --menu-- > -- > -- menu , to adjust the horizontal and vertical position.

To turn off the monitor you must press and hold the --circle with the line -- button for a couple of seconds.

Jan 27, 2009 | Acer X193W LCD 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...


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.

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