Question about Dell W2300 23 in. HD-Ready LCD Television
While watching the monitor I saw some flickering with an OSD menu in the background. Then the LOCK icon came on. I've tried holdong down the menu button but no luck. I powered down then disconnected all cables...then tried again...same thing but now it says component on the left top corner...when I press any function the LOCK Icon comes on... ant ideas?
Accoreding to the dell support website, it says to do this
NOTE: You can also lock or unlock the OSD by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds. In this mode All buttons will be locked including the "Menu" button. You can unlock by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds.
web link: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/2005FPW/En/setup.htm
But this fix DID NOT WORK for me....maybe it will for YOU....good luck.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
I solved this problem by pressing and holding the MENU button for around 15-20seconds, after this the lock icon will change to an unlocked icon. Press the button that only makes the Menu come up, not the buttons that + or - values on the sliders, I have taken a picture too. I have highlighted which button you should press in red.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Other people have been saying to press the menu button for 15, 20 or 30 seconds, but it didn't work for me. I did notice that the icon did go away after about 5 seconds but then came back as soon as I took my finger off the button. I opted for the What ever Works way of breaking the end off of a tooth pick, pressing in the button and then jamming the tooth pick into the space between the button and the bezel to hold the button down.
Posted on Jul 26, 2013
Hi,You can also lock or unlock the OSD by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds. In this mode All buttons will be locked including the "Menu" button. You can unlock by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds.
Posted on Jun 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
· The OSD Lock Out Message
Power your computer completely off 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 all of the way. Power the computer back on and check to see if the OSD lock out 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 lock out message. Find the OSD lock out heading and read the method that your particular model of monitor uses to remove the lock out. Follow the instructions to remove the lock out.
Attempt generic lock out removal procedures if you no longer have the manual that came with your monitor. Press and hold the "Menu" button located at the bottom end of your monitor for 15 seconds and wait to see if the OSD lock out message disappears.
Press the "Menu" button again if the lock out 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.
The OSD Settings Menu
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 over to the "Exit" setting and then hit the Menu key a final time to exit the menu setting and remove the OSD lock out
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