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Please help me remove the Key Lock

Just going crazy here.....My 17" Princeton monitor has a "key Lock" message on that I can not remove or get into the menu to change any settings, i have tried to reach princeton to ask this but can not get a hold of the and they are no responding back to my email......please help me.

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  • mtdrmtdr Oct 04, 2008

    I have the same problem 19" Monetor

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Your EPROM needs to be reset. To accomplish this please
1) Power off the LCD
2) Unplug your VGA cable
3) Press the up arrow at the same time you power on the LCD monitor.
4) You will see a message "RESET EPROM" 5) Power off the unit
6) Plug in your VGA cable
7) Turn the power on.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2010

    Thank you! so glad this worked :D
    Just had to do the power on while holding the up arrow
    Idk how someone locked it but they did :p
    now I can dim my monitor at night

    Just wondering but how did they lock it?...

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Hold the menu button down long enough and it should unlock, if it unlocks and then immediately locks back up then you have a main board problem

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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.


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Try this! Copied right from the Princeton Graphics support pages. (bless their hearts....'course it wasn't "real" easy to find; it was posted for a different monitor for a different problem... but it seems to work for different monitors... Mine's an LCD19D ... and no, it wasn't posted for my monitor either.)

Your EPROM needs to be reset. To accomplish this please
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