Basically, the problem is that the menu (the one where u can choose brightness, contrast, screen size and all that stuff) is showing up all of a sudden, as if someone was pressing the buttons, someting like "ghost commands" or whatever you may call it... Since it was really annoying me, I just pressed button "2" for a few seconds, but, now, the message "OSD LOCK" keeps on flashing on my screen - again, as if someone was trying to open up monitor settings. I have tried lots of suggestions, such as trying to see if any button was stuck, updating drivers, but all of these had unsuccessful results, and "OSD LOCK" screen is still there, in front of my screen. So, any help would be really appreciated.
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I have a smaller sized Gateway monitor than yours, but I'm sure the monitor buttons (on the front) perform the same functions on all sizes.
You should have eight control buttons on the front of the bezel (as listed from left to right): source, menu, down arrow, up arrow, left arrow, right arrow, auto/set, and on/off buttons.
Press the menu button, the first dialog screen that appears (at least on mine) is the brightness/contrast function. The screen will show the function to be changed, and a very small picture of what screen you have in view.
Once the first function is listed on the screen, press the down arrow to access the other screens (color, tracking and set-up), each having their own little picture indicating what screen you are looking at.
Brightness/contrast - picture of half light, half dark circle color - RGB picture tracking - two squares on top on one another slightly off center set-up- hand pointing left
You want the set-up screen which shows a picture (I think) of a little hand pointing to the left. Once you are in the set-up screen, press the auto/set button and the first line will be highlighted (usually it is the language choice).
Once highlighted, press the right arrow button until your language name appears (i.e., English, Duetsch, Francais, Espanol Italiano, -there is no choice on mine for Japanese, etc.).
Press the menu button again and that should do it.
You can adjust the
brightness and contrast of your monitor to improve the readability of text and
to make digital pictures appear more like they'll look when printed.
To improve the results
when adjusting the brightness and contrast settings for your display, use
Display Color Calibration. (Display Color Calibration helps you adjust these
color settings and others.) For more information about calibrating your display
color in Windows,
seeCalibrate your display.
The way you adjust
brightness and contrast varies and depends on your specific display.
•Brightness and contrast buttons on the front of the monitor. Some monitors have brightness and contrast
controls on the front and use the standard symbols shown in the following
•On-screen menu. You can change the brightness and contrast settings for some
displays by using an on-screen menu, and then setting the brightness and
contrast in the resulting menu. Many times, you can view the on-screen menu by
pressing a button-possibly labeled Menu-on the front of the monitor.
hi, most monitors have between 4 buttons or 8 to udjust picture. the 4 button MENU, PLUS, MINUS, OFF. when the menu button is pushed the screen will show a list of COLOUR, BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, etc,etc the plus is pressed to change the COLOUR, BRIGHTNESS, etc,etc. if you need to change the SCREEN setting BECAUSE THE ICONS ARE TOO BIG click on START go up list to CONTROL PANEL go to DISPLAY click on this and go to SETTINGS click on this and on the left. change to 1024 by 768 SCREEN SIZE (COLOUR 256). press APPLY wait press OK. gerry
All monitors have a brightness control. Click the menu button and from the on screen menu choose the brightness and set it to your liking. There should also be a contrast control and may or may not be a backlight control. All the user controlled setting are in the OSM.
my hcl 17inches monitor is displaying contrast,brightness etc automatically in the middle of the screen.even if i press the menu buttons it disappears for a sec and comes again and again.what should i do to solve this?
This is common problem observed in many monitors compaq,HP,HCL,IBM this is happens mainly in rainy season due to moisture,by this moisture monitor button circuit get rust inside and button pad remain pressed. so it shows a strip at the middle of monitor like contrast or brightness. So this is minor problem just replace the monitor display control button sensor or circuit.Temporarily you can warm up the monitor by hanging a bulb of 60 watt nearer your monitor to takeoff the moisture.(Dont hang the bulb too near to the monitor). It definitely solves your problem.
hi im josh in cebu phils. Maureen may i help you? If it happened yesterday that the contrast box keep on coming. there's a problem in your monitor.so try to check the buttons if covered with dust cleaning may solved the problem.Maureen if you have the manual use it in adjusting the resolution and if you dont have try to press the button mark + or increase just press both of the to the brightnest as posible so that you may be able to proceed another action. thats all for now.hope i helped you.good luck.
If the butttons are not stuck on these monitors it could be something as simple as dry joints on the monitor somewhere. When this happens again lightly tap the front where the buttons are without pressing any and the sides then finally the back. If any of this tapping causes the menu to suddenly disappear and reappear then its dry joints. Otherwise it could be a number of problems. Post if it does not work and I will tell you more. Good luck.