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Monitor displays 'user mode' contrast icon @ 89%

Hi. My monitor permanently displays contrast icon, this flashes intermitantly with the user mode menu, it does not respond to the button controls on the monitor. I cannot find the installation CD to reinstall. Can u help? Its a Compaq monitor MV7500 (says on box). Not in product menu.
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Colin

If you can access the on-screen menu (see link below for manual) try and reset to factory settings.

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00385928/c00385928.pdf

If that doesn't resolve the problem, then also check and see if any of the control buttons are stuck, (Press button them flick finger away to try an release a stuck button)

If issue still exists, you can consult a TV repair shop, but essentially, then monitor is uneconomically repairable and it would be more cost effective to just replace it with an LCD monitor

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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