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OSD LOCKOUT MY COMPUTER WILL DO NOTHING...ALL IT SAYS IS OSD LOCKOUT..HOW DO I FIX THIS??

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    my computer does work but you cant hear anthing the sounds dont work

  • sukanya Mar 30, 2008

    whenever i press the volumne button or menu or nething on the hardware(monitor) ..all it says is PSD lockout ..nd i hv no clue how this happened! pls give a solution as soon as possible!

  • patty31 Apr 24, 2008

    OSD Lockout keeps coming on when I press the volume buton>

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    OSD Lockout continues to flash in the middle of my screen.

    Occiasionally it goes further and cycles through an annoying sequence.

    Help!

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    In my screem appear OSD lockout .

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    OSD Lockout is an awful problem. I have tried the steps mentioned and still in trouble here.

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    Dear all,

    My monitor still osd lock... how to unlock..?

    thanks

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    my computer says osd lock out no sound can't change the contrast

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same problem but not with the same monitor

    Mine if i press the power button it says " Power Lock"

    And if i press the menu, select, left arrow, and right arrow it says osd lock help!!!!

  • gohan21 Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same problem but not with the same monitor

    In mine if i press the power button it says "Power Lock"

    And if i press the menu, select, left arrow, or the right arrow it says osd lock.

    Help. I tried to hold menu for 10 seconds. Every kind of second.

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Hold the menu/ok button for ten seconds, to unlock the OSD.
If this doesn't solve the problem, then it's probably the button that got stuck.

There are two things you can do to repair it, but both require that you dismantle the casing, which voids any warranty.. so, if the monitor's still covered by the warranty, or if money is not an issue, have it repaired by professionals on an accredited brand shop (check your warranty details for more information on this subject).

If not, remove the casing, locate the menu button's contact switch on the circuit board, and try to release it using something thin like a screwdriver, x-acto knife, or set of plyers.
If this doesn't work, chances are the menu button is stuck on a loop, sending a continuous signal to the board (which keeps locking/unlocking the OSD).

If so, your only solution (other than take it to a repair shop) is to remove it, by prying it off with a screwdriver or set of plyers.
Of course, you'll lose access to the OSD features, but I guess this is better than to have a message stuck on front of your screen all the time..

This is a tried and working solution, since I had this problem myself (with a Philips 190B monitor), and solved it successfully, with this method.

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Turn the screen off with the power button.
Then press and hold "AUTO" and then press the power button at the same time. Your power button should go amber. Release both buttons.

This should put you into the factory service menu by pressing the menu button where you can reset the whole monitor back to factory settings.

When you are finished, just exit the menu, turn the monitor off with th epower button again, and back on normally.

Hope it helps.

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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

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My computer comes on do everything but as soon as I want to hear the sound it says osd lockout. whats going on do i need a new computer. some one help

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My computer keeps saying osd lockout how do i fix this

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SOURCE: OSD Lockout

Hold the menu/ok button for ten seconds, to unlock the OSD.
If this doesn't solve the problem, then it's probably the button that got stuck.

There are two things you can do to repair it, but both require that you dismantle the casing, which voids any warranty.. so, if the monitor's still covered by the warranty, or if money is not an issue, have it repaired by professionals on an accredited brand shop (check your warranty details for more information on this subject).

If not, remove the casing, locate the menu button's contact switch on the circuit board, and try to release it using something thin like a screwdriver, x-acto knife, or set of plyers.
If this doesn't work, chances are the menu button is stuck on a loop, sending a continuous signal to the board (which keeps locking/unlocking the OSD).

If so, your only solution (other than take it to a repair shop) is to remove it, by prying it off with a screwdriver or set of plyers.
Of course, you'll lose access to the OSD features, but I guess this is better than to have a message stuck on front of your screen all the time..

This is a tried and working solution, since I had this problem myself (with a Philips 190B monitor), and solved it successfully, with this method.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Why does my Acer monitor display OSD LOCKOUT whenever I start up?

hold the power button for a few seconds it should say osd unlocked.... if that doesn't work unplug the monitor for a minute or so and plug it back in.. that should fix it

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: osd lockout on cant do nothing with the menu or

I had the same problem. In my case, one of the panel buttons got locked against the monitor case. I fixed it by opening the monitor case, loosing the buttons and repositioning them back to their place.

Posted on Nov 11, 2009

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SOURCE: what does osd lockout mean and how can i fix it?

on the front of your monitor find the menu button....hold it in for 10 seconds. This should fix it.

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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.
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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.
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Lockouts occur when the software driving the OSD encounters a problem or conflict--akin to your PC's operating system freezing.
Follow this link for more info: http://www.thefakegeek.com/2009/04/how-to-unlock-an-osd-lockout-problem/

Basically you have Four options to solve an 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.

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