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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Monitor
  • Model/name: SDM-M51D
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Table of Contents

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© 2001 Sony Corporation
TFT LCD Color
Computer Display
Operating Instructions
Mode d’emploi
Bedienungsanleitung
Manual de instrucciones
Istruzioni per l’uso
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SDM-M51D
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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit.
Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your dealer regarding this product.
Model No. Serial No.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
Dangerously high voltages are present inside the
unit. Do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
FCC Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
INFORMATION
This product complies with Swedish National Council for Metrology
(MPR) standards issued in December 1990 (MPR II) for very low
frequency (VLF) and extremely low frequency (ELF).
INFORMATION
Ce produit est conforme aux normes du Swedish National Council
for Metrology de décembre 1990 (MPR II) en ce qui concerne les
fréquences très basses (VLF) et extrêmement basses (ELF).
INFORMACIÓN
Este producto cumple las normas del Consejo Nacional Sueco para
Metrología (MPR) emitidas en diciembre de 1990 (MPR II) para
frecuencias muy bajas (VLF) y frecuencias extremadamente bajas (ELF).
(for the white model)
(for the black model)
WARNING
If you have any questions about this product, you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
or write to:
Sony Customer Information Center
1 Sony Drive, Mail Drop #T1-11, Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: SDM-M51D
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
NOTICE
This notice is applicable for USA/Canada only.
If shipped to USA/Canada, install only a UL LISTED/CSA
LABELLED power supply cord meeting the following
specifications:
SPECIFICATIONS
Plug Type Nema-Plug 5-15p
Cord Type SVT or SJT, minimum 3 × 18 AWG
Length Maximum 15 feet
Rating Minimum 7 A, 125 V
NOTICE
Cette notice s’applique aux Etats-Unis et au Canada
uniquement.
Si cet appareil est export* aux Etats-Unis ou au Canada, utiliser
le cordon d’alimentation portant la mention UL LISTED/CSA
LABELLED et remplissant les conditions suivantes:
SPECIFICATIONS
Type de fiche Fiche Nema 5-15 broches
Cordon Type SVT ou SJT, minimum 3 × 18 AWG
Longueur Maximum 15 pieds
Tension Minimum 7 A, 125 V
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Sony
Corporation has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
This monitor complies with the
TCO’99 guidelines.
This monitor complies with the
TCO’95 guidelines.
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• Macintosh is a trademark licensed to
Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the
U.S.A. and other countries.
• Windowsâ
and MS-DOS are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and other countries.
• IBM PC/AT and VGA are registered
trademarks of IBM Corporation of the
U.S.A.
• VESA and DDCä
are trademarks of the
Video Electronics Standard
Association.
• ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered
mark.
• All other product names mentioned
herein may be the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
companies.
• Furthermore, “ä” and “â” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Identifying parts and controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Step 1: Connect the display to your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Step 2: Check the digital/analog select switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Step 3: Connect the audio cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Step 4: Connect the power cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Step 5: Secure the cords and close the back cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Step 6: Turn on the monitor and computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using the stereo speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Adjusting the tilt and height. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Customizing Your Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Navigating the menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adjusting the contrast (CONTRAST) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Adjusting the black level of an image (BRIGHTNESS). . . . . . . . . . 12
Eliminating flicker or blurring (PHASE/PITCH)
(Analog RGB signal only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjusting the picture position (H CENTER/V CENTER)
(Analog RGB signal only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Adjusting the color temperature (COLOR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Smoothing the picture (SMOOTHING) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Changing the menu’s position (MENU POSITION) . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Resetting the adjustments (RESET). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Additional settings (Option). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Technical Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Power saving function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Automatic picture quality adjustment function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
On-screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Trouble symptoms and remedies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Self-diagnosis function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Preset mode timing table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i
TCO’99 Eco-document (for the white model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
TCO’95 Eco-document (for the black model) . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
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Precautions
Warning on power connections
• Use the supplied power cord. If you use a different power cord,
be sure that it is compatible with your local power supply.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
If you do not use the appropriate cord, this monitor will not
conform to mandatory FCC standards.
For the customers in the UK
If you use the monitor in the UK, be sure to use the appropriate
UK power cord.
For use only with AC adapter, SONY AC-V018
Installation
Do not install or leave the monitor:
• In places subject to extreme temperatures, for example near a
radiator, heating vent, or in direct sunlight. Subjecting the
monitor to extreme temperatures, such as in an automobile
parked in direct sunlight or near a heating vent, could cause
deformations of the casing or malfunctions.
• In places subject to mechanical vibration or shock.
• Near any equipment that generates a strong magnetic field,
such as a TV or various other household appliances.
• In places subject to inordinate amounts of dust, dirt, or sand, for
example near an open window or an outdoor exit. If setting up
temporarily in an outdoor environment, be sure to take
adequate precautions against airborne dust and dirt. Otherwise
irreparable malfunctions could occur.
Handling the LCD screen
• Do not leave the LCD screen facing the sun as it can damage
the LCD screen. Take care when you place the monitor by a
window.
• Do not push on or scratch the LCD screen. Do not place a heavy
object on the LCD screen. This may cause the screen to lose
uniformity or cause LCD panel malfunctions.
• If the monitor is used in a cold place, a residual image may
appear on the screen. This is not a malfunction. The screen
returns to normal as the temperature rises to a normal operating
level.
• If a still picture is displayed for a long time, a residual image
may appear for a while. The residual image will eventually
disappear.
• The LCD panel becomes warm during operation. This is not a
malfunction.
About the built-in stereo speaker
Be sure to keep magnetic recording equipment, tapes, and floppy
discs away from the speaker’s opening as the speakers generate a
magnetic field. This magnetic field may affect data stored on
magnetic tapes and discs.
Note on the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Please note that the LCD screen is made with high-
precision technology. However, black points or bright
points of light (red, blue, or green) may appear
constantly on the LCD screen, and irregular colored
stripes or brightness may appear on the LCD screen.
This is not malfunction.
(Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
Replacement of the fluorescent tube
A specially designed fluorescent tube is installed as the lighting
apparatus for this monitor. If the screen becomes dark, unstable,
or does not turn on, replace the fluorescent tube with a new one.
Consult your Sony dealer when replacing the fluorescent tube.
Maintenance
• Be sure to unplug the power cord from the power outlet before
cleaning your monitor.
• Clean the LCD screen with a soft cloth. If you use a glass
cleaning liquid, do not use any type of cleaner containing an
anti-static solution or similar additive as this may scratch the
LCD screen’s coating.
• Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a soft cloth lightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type
of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or
benzine.
• Do not rub, touch, or tap the surface of the screen with sharp or
abrasive items such as a ballpoint pen or screwdriver. This type
of contact may result in a scratched picture tube.
• Note that material deterioration or LCD screen coating
degradation may occur if the monitor is exposed to volatile
solvents such as insecticide, or if prolonged contact is
maintained with rubber or vinyl materials.
Transportation
• Disconnect all cables from the monitor and grasp the support
and base sections of the display stand firmly with both hands
when transporting. If you drop the monitor, you may be injured
or the monitor may be damaged.
• When you transport this monitor for repair or shipment, use the
original carton and packing materials.
Disposal of the monitor
• Do not dispose of this monitor with general
household waste.
• The fluorescent tube used in this monitor contains
mercury. Disposal of this monitor must be carried out
in accordance to the regulations of your local
sanitation authority.
The equipment should be installed near an easily accessible outlet.
Example of plug types
for 100 to 120 V AC for 200 to 240 V AC for 240 V AC only
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Identifying parts and controls
See the pages in parentheses for further details.
1 1 (Power) switch and indicator (pages 9, 17, 21)
This switch turns the display on and off.
The power indicator lights up in green when the display is
turned on, and either flashes in green and orange, or lights up
in orange when the monitor is in power saving mode.
2 MENU button (pages 11, 12)
This button displays the main menu.
3 6 (contrast) button (page 12)
This button displays the CONTRAST menu.
4 8 (brightness) button (page 12)
This button displays the BRITGHTNESS menu.
5 2 (volume) +/– and M(+)/m(–) buttons (pages 9, 12)
These buttons display the VOLUME menu and function as
the M(+)/m(–) buttons when selecting the menu items and
making adjustments.
6 OK button (page 12)
This button selects the item or executes the settings in the
menu.
7 Stereo speakers (page 9)
This outputs the audio signals as sound.
8 Headphones jack (page 9)
This jack outputs audio signals to the headphones.
9 Security Lock Hole
The security lock hole should be applied with the Kensington
Micro Saver Security System.
Micro Saver Security System is a trademark of Kensington.
MENU
OK
Front of the LCD display
Side view of the LCD display
Rear of the display stand
(continued)
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Rear of the LCD display
0 Back cover (page 8)
Open this cover when you connect/disconnect cables or cords.
qa DC IN connector (page 8)
This connector provides DC power to the display. Connect the
AC adapter to this connector.
qs AUDIO IN jack (page 8)
This jack inputs audio signals when connecting to the audio
output jack of the computer or other audio equipment.
qd Digital/analog select switch (page 8)
When connecting the DVI-I input connector qf to a computer
equipped with an HD15 (analog RGB)outputconnectorusing
the DVI-HD15 (analog RGB) video signal cable (supplied),
set this switch to A – the right position.
When connecting it to a computer equipped with a DVI
(digital RGB) output connector using a DVI-DVI (digital
RGB) video signal cable (not supplied), set this switch to D –
the left position.
The switch is set to the right position (for analog RGB signal
input) as the default setting.
qf DVI-I (digital/analog RGB) input connector (page 7)
This connector inputs analog RGB video signals (0.700 Vp-p,
positive) with sync signals or digital RGB video signals that
comply with DVI Rev. 1.0. You can switch between digital
RGB signals and analog RGB signals with the digital/analog
select switch qd.
qg Cable holder (page 8)
This part secures cables and cords to the monitor.
OPEN
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Setup
Before using your monitor, check that the following items are
included in your carton:
• LCD display
• Power cord
• AC adapter
• DVI-HD15 (analog RGB) video signal cable
• Audio cord (stereo miniplug)
• Cord clip (2)
• Macintosh adapter
• Windows Monitor Information/Windows Utility/Macintosh
Utility Disk
• Warranty card
• Notes for Macintosh users
• This instruction manual
Step 1:Connect the display to your
computer
Turn off the monitor and computer before connecting.
If you connect the monitor to a computer equipped with a DVI
(digital RGB) output connector that complies with DVI Rev. 1.0,
use a DVI-DVI (digital RGB) video signal cable (not supplied).
Note
Do not touch the pins of the video signal cable connector as this might
bend the pins.
x Connecting to an IBM PC/AT or compatible
computer
x Connecting to a Macintosh
Use the supplied Macintosh adapter.
* Refer to the supplied “Notes for Macintosh users” for further details.
IBM PC/AT or
compatible computer
DVI-HD15 (analog RGB) video
signal cable (supplied)
to VIDEO output
Macintosh adapter
(supplied)*
DVI-HD15 (analog
RGB) video signal cable
(supplied)
to video output
Macintosh
(continued)
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Step 2:Check the digital/analog
select switch
Before turning on the monitor, be sure to check the switch setting.
When connecting the DVI-I input connector on the monitor to a
computer equipped with an HD15 (analog RGB) output connector
using the DVI-HD15 (analog RGB) video signal cable (supplied),
set the switch to A (Analog) – the right position.
When connecting it to a computer equipped with a DVI (digital
RGB) output connector using a with a DVI-DVI (digital RGB)
video signal cable (not supplied), set the switch to D (Digital) –
the left position.
The switch is set to the right position (for analog RGB signal
input) as the default setting
Step 3:Connect the audio cord
Open the back cover and turn off the display and computer before
connecting.
Note
Do not open the back cover more than 90 degrees, otherwise damage may
result to the back cover or latch.
Step 4:Connect the power cord
With the monitor and computer switched off, first connect the AC
adapter and power cord to the monitor, then connect it to a power
outlet.
Step 5:Secure the cords and close
the back cover
1 Remove the cable holder.
2 Secure the cables and cords with the cable holder.
3 Close the back cover.
D A
OPEN
to audio input
to audio input of the
computer or other audio
equipment
audio cord (supplied)
OPEN
AC adapter (supplied)
to a power outlet
power cord (supplied)
to DC IN
Cable holder
Cable
holder
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Bundle the cables and cords
You can bundle the cables and cords by using the supplied cord
clip.
Step 6:Turn on the monitor and
computer
1 Press the 1 (power) switch.
The indicator of the monitor lights up in green.
2 Turn on the computer.
The installation of your monitor is complete. If necessary, use the
monitor’s controls to adjust the picture.
If no picture appears on your screen
• Check that the monitor is correctly connected to the computer.
• If NO INPUT SIGNAL appears on the screen:
– The computer is in the power saving mode. Try pressing any
key on the keyboard or moving the mouse.
– Check that the digital/analog select switch setting is correct.
• If CABLE DISCONNECTED appears on the screen, check that
the video input cable is properly connected.
• If OUT OF SCAN RANGE appears on the screen, reconnect
the old monitor. Then adjust the computer’s graphic board so
that the horizontal frequency is between 28 – 64 kHz, and the
vertical frequency is between 48 – 75 Hz.
For more information about the on-screen messages, see “Trouble
symptoms and remedies” on page 19.
No need for specific drivers
The monitor for complies with the “DDC” Plug & Play standard and
automatically detects all the monitor’s information. No specific driver
needs to be installed to the computer.
The first time you turn on your computer after connecting the monitor, the
setup Wizard may appear on the screen. In this case, follow the on-screen
instructions. The plug & Play monitor is automatically selected so that
you can use this monitor.
The vertical frequency turns to 60 Hz.
Since flickers are unobtrusive on the monitor, you can use it as it is. You
do not need to set the vertical frequency to any particular high value.
If your computer or graphics board has difficulty communicating with this
monitor, load the Windows Monitor Information Disk. For details on
loading, refer to the ReadMe file on the disk.
Using the stereo speakers
You can listen to music, sounds, and other audio files using the
stereo speaker of your monitor.
Adjusting the volume
Volume adjustments are made using a separate VOLUME menu
from the main menu (page 11).
1 Press the 2 +/– buttons.
The VOLUME menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the 2 +/– button to adjust the volume.
The menu automatically disappears after about 5 seconds.
Using the headphones jack
You can listen to the audio signals from your computer or other
audio equipment using headphones. Connect your headphones to
the headphones jack. The speaker turns off when headphones are
connected to the headphones jack. Adjust the volume of the
headphones using the VOLUME menu.
Notes
• You cannot adjust the volume when displaying the main menu on the
screen.
• When your monitor is in power saving mode, no sound comes from the
speakers or the headphones.
OPEN
Cord clip
VOLUME
4 0
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Adjusting the tilt and height
This display can be adjusted within the angles shown below.
To adjust the angles, follow the procedure of the steps below.
1 Grasp the lower middle part of the display while
holding the display stand, then, tilt the LCD panel
adequately backward.
2 Grasp the lower sides of the LCD panel, then adjust
screen tilt.
3 Grasp the lower sides of the LCD panel, then adjust
screen height.
Note
When adjusting the screen tilt and height, proceed slowly and carefully,
being sure not to hit the LCD panel against the desk or the base of the
display stand.
To use the display comfortably
This display is designed so that you can set it up at a comfortable
viewing angle. Adjust the viewing angle of your display
according to the height of the desk and chair, and so that light is
not reflected from the screen to your eyes.
70°
30°
64°
40°
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Customizing Your Monitor
You can make numerous adjustments to your monitor using the
on-screen menu.
Navigating the menu
Press the MENU button to display the main menu on your screen.
See page 12 for more information on using the MENU button.
Use the M(+)/m(–) and OK buttons to select one of the following
menus. See page 12 for more information on using the
M(+)/m(–) and OK buttons.
Before making adjustments
Connect the monitor and the computer, and turn them on.
Wait for at least 30 minutes before making adjustments for the
best result.
1 PHASE (page 13)
(Analog RGB signal
only)
Select the PHASE menu to
adjust the phase when the
characters or pictures appear
fuzzy throughout the entire
screen. Adjust the phase after
adjusting the pitch.
2 PITCH (page 13) (Analog
RGB signal only)
Select the PITCH menu to
adjust the pitch when the
characters or pictures are
unclear in some areas of the
screen.
3 H CENTER (page 13)
(Analog RGB signal
only)
Select the H CENTER menu
to adjust the picture’s
horizontal centering.
MENU
PHASE
,
3 0
EX I T
PHAS E
1344
EX I T
P I TCH
5 0
EX I T
H CENTER
4 V CENTER (page 13)
(Analog RGB signal
only)
Select the V CENTER menu
toadjustthe picture’svertical
centering.
5 COLOR (page 14)
Select the COLOR menu to
adjust the color temperature
of the picture. This adjusts
the tone of the screen.
6 SMOOTHING (page 14)
Select the SMOOTHING
menu to adjust the picture’s
sharpness according to the
type of an object displayed
on the screen.
7 MENU POSITION
(page 15)
Select the SMOOTHING
Select the MENU
POSITION to change the on-
screen menu position.
8 RESET (page 15)
Select the RESET menu to
reset the adjustments.
9 Option (page 15)
Select m (option) menu to
adjust the monitor’s options.
The options include:
• BACKLIGHT
• POWER SAVE
• LANGUAGE
• MENU LOCK
5 0
EX I T
V CENTER
9 3 0 0K
0K
6 5 0
5 0 0 0K
USER
A
L DJUST
COLOR
EX I T
TEXT
ND
STA
GRAPH
ARD
I CS
EX I T
SMOOTH I NG
MEN N
U POS I I O
T
EX I T
S CREEN
AL L
RESET
RESET
RESET
EX I T
0
1 0
EX I T
BACK L I GHT
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x Using the MENU, M(+)/m(–), and OK buttons
1 Display the main menu.
Press the MENU button to display the main menu on your
screen.
2 Select the menu you want to adjust.
Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to display the desired menu.
Press the OK button to select the menu item.
3 Adjust the menu.
Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to make the adjustment, then
press the OK button.
When you press the OK button, the setting are stored, then the
display returns to the previous menu.
4 Close the menu.
Press the MENU button once to return to normal viewing. If
no buttons are pressed, the menu closes automatically after
about 30 seconds.
x Resetting the adjustments
You can reset the adjustments using the RESET menu. See
page 15 for more information on resetting the adjustments.
Adjusting the contrast (CONTRAST)
Contrast adjustment is made using a separate CONTRAST menu
from the main menu (page 11).
1 Press the 6 (contrast) button.
The CONTRAST menu appears on the screen.
Displaying the current input signal
The horizontal and vertical frequencies of the current input signal are
displayed in the CONTRAST and BRIGHTNESS menu.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to adjust the contrast.
The menu automatically disappears after about 5 seconds.
Adjusting the black level of an
image (BRIGHTNESS)
Brightness adjustment is made using a separate BRIGHTNESS
menu from the main menu (page 11).
1 Press the 8 (brightness) button.
The BRIGHTNESS menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to adjust the
brightness.
The menu automatically disappears after about 5 seconds.
If the screen is too bright
Adjust the backlight. For more information about adjusting the
backlight see “Adjusting the backlight” on page 15.
Note
You can adjust neither contrast nor brightness when displaying the main
menu on the screen.
MENU
OK
,
OK
,
MENU
4 8 . 4 kHz / 6 0Hz
CONTRAST
7 0
Horizontal frequency
of the current input
signal
Vertical frequency of
the current input
signal
4 8 . 4 kHz / 6 0Hz
B NESS
R I GHT
5 0
Horizontal frequency
of the current input
signal
Vertical frequency of
the current input
signal
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Eliminating flicker or blurring
(PHASE/PITCH) (Analog RGB
signal only)
When the monitor receives an input signal, the automatic picture
quality adjustment function of this monitor automatically adjusts
the picture position, phase, and pitch, and ensures that a clear
picture appears on the screen. For more information about this
function, see “Automatic picture quality adjustment function” on
page 17.
For some input signals, this function may not completely adjust
the picture position, phase, and pitch. In this case, you can
manually set these adjustments according the following
instructions. If you manually set these adjustments, they are
stored in memory and automatically recalled whenever the
monitor receives the same input signals.
These settings may have to be repeated if you change the input
signal after reconnecting your computer.
1 Set the resolution to 1024 × 768 on the computer.
2 Load the Utility Disk.
3 Start the Utility Disk and display the test pattern.
For Windows 95/98/2000
Click [Utility] t [Windows]/[Win Utility.exe].
For Macintosh
Click [Utility] t [Mac]/[Mac Utility].
4 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
5 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (PITCH)
and press the OK button.
The PITCH menu appears on the screen.
6 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons until the vertical stripes
disappear.
Adjust so that the vertical stripes disappear.
7 Press the OK button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
If horizontal stripes are observed over the entire screen, adjust
the phase as the next step.
8 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (PHASE)
and press the OK button.
The PHASE menu appears on the screen.
9 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons until the horizontal
stripes are at a minimum.
Adjust so that the horizontal stripes are at a minimum.
10 Click [END] on the screen to turn off the test pattern.
To reset the automatic picture quality adjustment
Select SCREEN RESET and activate it using the RESET menu. See
page 15 for more information on using the RESET menu.
Note
When using digital RGB signals, you do not need to set the PHASE or
PITCH.
Adjusting the picture position
(H CENTER/V CENTER) (Analog
RGB signal only)
If the picture is not in the center of the screen, adjust the picture’s
centering as follows.
These settings may have to be repeated if you change the input
signal after reconnecting your computer.
1 Start the Utility Disk and display the test pattern.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 of “Eliminating flicker or blurring
(PHASE/PITCH) (Analog RGB signal only).”
2 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
3 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (H
CENTER) or (V CENTER) and press the OK
button.
The H CENTER or V CENTER menu appears on the screen.
4 Move the picture up, down, left, or right until the
frame at the perimeter of the test pattern
disappears.
Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to adjust the picture’s
centering using the H CENTER menu for horizontal
adjustment, or the V CENTER menu for vertical
adjustment.
5 Click [END] on the screen to turn off the test pattern.
Note
When using digital RGB signals, you do not need to set the H CENTER
or V CENTER.
,
,
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Adjusting the color temperature
(COLOR)
The COLOR settings allow you to adjust the picture’s color
temperature by changing the color level of the white color field.
Colors appear reddish if the temperature is low, and bluish if the
temperature is high.
9300K is generally suitable for word processing and other text
oriented applications, and 6500K is generally suitable for video
images.
You can set the color temperature to 9300K, 6500K, 5000K or
user adjustment.
1 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (COLOR)
and press the OK button.
3 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select the desired
color temperature and press the OK button.
The preset color temperatures are 9300K, 6500K, and 5000K.
Since the default setting is 9300K, the whites will change
from a bluish hue to a reddish hue as the temperature is
lowered to 6500K and 5000K.
4 If necessary, fine tune the color temperature.
First press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select ADJUST and
press the OK button. Then press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to
select R (Red) or B (Blue) and press the OK button, and then
press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to adjust the color temperature
and press the OK button. Since this adjustment changes the
color temperature by increasing or decreasing the R and B
components with respect to G (green), the G component is
fixed.
If you fine tune the color temperature, the new color setting is
stored in memory for USER ADJUSTMENT and
automatically recalled whenever USER is selected.
The USER ADJUSTMENT setting is common to both the
input signals. If you change the user adjustment setting for
one input signal, the setting for the other input signal is also
changed.
To change the GAMMA setting
You can select the GAMMA setting from “GAMMA 1” -
“GAMMA 3.” The highest setting is “GAMMA 3.”
1 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (COLOR)
and press the OK button.
The COLOR menu appears on the screen.
3 Change the GAMMA setting.
First press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select ADJUST and
press the OK button. Then press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to
select GAMMA 1 to GAMMA 3 and press the OK button.
If you fine tune the color temperature or change the GAMMA
setting, the new setting is stored in memory for USER
ADJUSTMENT and automatically recalled whenever USER
is selected.
To return to the main menu
Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select , then press the OK
button.
Smoothing the picture
(SMOOTHING)
1 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select
(SMOOTHING), and press the OK button.
The SMOOTHING menu appears on the screen.
3 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select the desired
mode.
The smoothing effect becomes stronger in the order of
TEXTtSTANDARDtGRAPHICS.
• TEXT: To make the characters appear clear. (This mode is
suited for text-based applications.)
• STANDARD: Standard smoothing effect (factory preset
smoothing effect)
• GRAPHICS: To make the pictures appear clean. (This
mode is suited for CD-ROM software such as photo
images or illustrations.)
R 5 0
G 5 0
B
GAMMA 2
5 0
GAMMA 3
GAMMA 1
EX I T
USER ADJUST T
MEN
R 5 0
G 5 0
B
GAMMA 2
5 0
GAMMA 3
GAMMA 1
EX I T
USER ADJUST T
MEN
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Changing the menu’s position
(MENU POSITION)
You can change the menu position if it is blocking an image on
the screen.
1 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (MENU
POSITION) and press the OK button.
3 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select the desired
position and press the OK button.
There are three positions each for the top of the screen and the
bottom of the screen, and one for the screen center.
Resetting the adjustments (RESET)
This monitor has the following two reset methods. Use the
RESET menu to reset the adjustments.
1 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select 0 (RESET)
and press the OK button.
Reset the settings according to the following instructions.
Resetting the adjustment data most appropriately
for the current input signal
Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select SCREEN RESET
and press the OK button.
The automatic picture quality adjustment function of this monitor
automatically adjusts the picture position, phase, and pitch, to the
most appropriate value.
The RESET menu is automatically returned to the main menu
after the adjustment data is reset.
Resetting all of the adjustment data
Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select ALL RESET and
press the OK button.
The setting of the LANGUAGE menu is retained.
The RESET menu is automatically returned to the main menu
after the adjustment data is reset.
To cancel resetting
Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select and press the
OK button.
The RESET menu returns to the main menu without resetting the
adjustment data.
Additional settings (Option)
You can adjust the following options:
• BACKLIGHT
• POWER SAVE
• LANGUAGE
• MENU LOCK
1 Press the MENU button.
The main menu appears on the screen.
2 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select m.
The option menu appears on the screen.
3 Press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select the desired
option item and press the OK button.
Adjust the selected option item according to the following
instructions.
Adjusting the backlight
If the screen is too bright, adjust the backlight.
First press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select
(BACKLIGHT) and press the OK button. Then press
the M(+)/m(–) buttons to adjust the desired light level.
Setting up the power saving mode
This monitor has a function which enables it to enter the power
save mode automatically according to the power saving settings
of the computer. You can prevent the monitor from entering the
power saving mode by setting the following option to OFF.
For more information of the power saving mode, see page 17.
First press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (POWER
SAVE) and press the OK button. Then press the
M(+)/m(–) buttons to select either ON or OFF.
0
1 0
EX I T
BACK L I GHT
ZZ...
EX I T
POWER SA
ON
OFF
V E
(continued)
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Selecting the on-screen menu language
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese versions
of the on-screen menus are available. The default setting is
English.
First press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select
(LANGUAGE) and press the OK button. Then press
the M(+)/m(–) button to select a language and press the
OK button.
• ENGLISH
• DEUTSCH: German
• FRANÇAIS: French
• ESPAÑOL: Spanish
• ITALIANO: Italian
• : Japanese
Locking the menus and controls
First press the M(+)/m(–) buttons to select (MENU
LOCK) and press the OK button. Then press the M(+)/
m(–) buttons and select ON.
Only the 1 (power) switch, and (MENU LOCK) of the
option menu will operate. If any other items are selected, the
mark appears on the screen.
To cancel the menu lock
Repeat the procedure above and set and (MENU LOCK) to OFF.
EX I T
LANGUAGE
ENGL I SH
DEUTSCH
FRAN A I S
ESPA OL
I TAL I ANO
Ç
Ñ
EX I T
MENU LOC
ON
OFF
K
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Technical Features
Power saving function
This monitor meets the power-saving guidelines set by VESA,
ENERGY STAR, and NUTEK. If the monitor is connected to a
computer or video graphics board that is DPMS (Display Power
Management Signaling) compliant, the monitor will automatically
reduce power consumption in three stages as shown below.
* When your computer enters the “active off” mode, the input signal is
cut and NO INPUT SIGNAL appears on the screen. After 20 seconds,
the monitor enters the power saving mode.
** “deep sleep” is the power saving mode defined by the Environmental
Protection Agency.
*** If the horizontal or vertical sync signal is received by the monitor, the
power indicator may alternately blink green and orange.
Automatic picture quality
adjustment function
When the monitor receives an input signal, it automatically
matches the signal to one of the factory preset modes stored in the
monitor’s memory to provide a high quality picture at the center
of the screen. (See Appendix for a list of the factory preset
modes.)
For input signals that do not match one of the factory preset
modes, the automatic picture quality adjustment function of this
monitor automatically adjusts the picture position, phase, and
pitch, and ensures that a clear picture appears on the screen for
any timing within the monitor’s frequency range (horizontal: 28 –
64 kHz, vertical: 48 – 75 Hz).
Consequently, the first time the monitor receives input signals
that do not match one of the factory preset modes, the monitor
may take a longer time than normal for displaying the picture on
the screen. This adjustment data is automatically stored in
memory so that next time, the monitor will function in the same
way as when the monitor receives the signals that match one of
the factory preset modes.
In all modes as above, if the picture is adjusted, the adjustment
data is stored as a user mode and automatically recalled whenever
the same input signal is received.
Note
While the automatic picture quality adjustment function is activated, only
the 1 (power) switch will operate.
Power mode Power consumption
(including AC adapter)
1 (power)
indicator
normal
operation
22 W (max.) green
active off*
(deep sleep)**
2 W (max.) orange***
power off 2 W (max.) off
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting technical support, refer to this section.
On-screen messages
If there is something wrong with the input signal, one of the
following messages appears on the screen. To solve the problem,
see “Trouble symptoms and remedies” on page 19.
If OUT OF SCAN RANGE appears on the screen
This indicates that the input signal is not supported by the
monitor’s specifications. Check the following items.
If “xx.x kHz/xx Hz” is displayed
This indicates that either the horizontal or vertical frequency
is not supported by the monitor’s specifications.
The figures indicate the horizontal and vertical frequencies of
the current input signal. The horizontal frequencies above
100 kHz and the vertical frequencies above 100 Hz are
represented by 99.9 kHz and 99 Hz, respectively.
If “RESOLUTION > XGA” is displayed
This indicates that the resolution is not supported by the
monitor’s specifications.
If NO INPUT SIGNAL appears on the screen
This indicates that no signal is input.
GO TO POWER SAVE
The monitor will enter the power saving mode after about 5
seconds from the message is displayed.
If CABLE DISCONNECTED appears on the screen
This indicates that the video signal cable has been disconnected.
GO TO POWER SAVE
The monitor will enter the power saving mode after about 5
seconds from the message is displayed.
OUT OF SCAN RANGE
x x . x kHz / x xHz
I NFORMAT I ON
NO I NPUT S I GNAL
GO TO POWER SAVE
I NFORMAT I ON
CABLE D I SCONNECTED
GO TO POWER SAVE
I NFORMAT I ON
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Trouble symptoms and remedies
If a problem is caused by the connected computer or other equipment, please refer to the connected equipment’s instruction manual.
Use the self-diagnosis function (page 21) if the following recommendations do not resolve the problem.
Symptom Check these items
No picture
If the 1 (power) indicator is not lit,
or if the 1 (power) indicator will not
light up when the 1 (power) switch
is pressed
• Check that the power cord is properly connected.
• Check that the 1 (power) switch is in the “on” position.
If the 1 (power) indicator is green
or flashing orange
• Use the self-diagnostics function (page 21).
If CABLE DISCONNECTED
appears on the screen
• Check that the video signal cable is properly connected and all plugs are firmly seated in
their sockets (page 7).
• Check that the video input connector’s pins are not bent or pushed in.
• A non-supplied video signal cable is connected. If you connect a non-supplied video
signal cable, CABLE DISCONNECTED may appear on the screen before entering the
power saving mode. This is not a malfunction.
If NO INPUT SIGNAL appears on
the screen, or the 1 (power)
indicator is either orange or
alternating between green and
orange
• Check that the video signal cable is properly connected and all plugs are firmly seated in
their sockets (page 7).
• Check that the video input connector’s pins are not bent or pushed in.
• Set the digital/analog select switch to an appropriate position according to the type of
signals input via the DVI-I (digital/analog RGB) input connector (page 8).
xProblems caused by the connected computer or other equipment
• The computer is in the power saving mode. Try pressing any key on the keyboard or
moving the mouse.
• Check that your graphic board is attached to the computer properly.
• Check that the computer’s power is “on.”
If OUT OF SCAN RANGE appears
on the screen
xProblems caused by the connected computer or other equipment
• Check that the video frequency range is within that specified for the monitor. If you
replaced an old monitor with this monitor, reconnect the old monitor and adjust the
frequency range to the following:
Horizontal: 28 – 64 kHz, Vertical frequency: 48 – 75 Hz
If using Windows • If you replaced an old monitor with this monitor, reconnect the old monitor and do the
following. Select “SONY” from the “Manufactures” list and select “SDM-M51D” from
the “Models” list in the Windows device selection screen. If “SDM-M51D” does not
appear in the “Models” list, try “Plug & Play” or install the information file for this
monitor using the Windows Monitor Information Disk (page 9).
If using a Macintosh system • When connecting to a Power Mac G3/G4 that has 3 rows of pins, check that the supplied
Macintosh adapter and the video signal cable are properly connected (page 7).
• If you connect to the other version of Macintosh series computer that has 2 rows of pins,
you will need a different adapter (not supplied).
Picture flickers, bounces,
oscillates, or is scrambled
• Adjust the pitch and phase (page 13) (analog RGB signal only).
• Isolate and eliminate any potential sources of electric or magnetic fields such as other
monitors, laser printers, electric fans, fluorescent lighting, or televisions.
• Move the monitor away from power lines or place a magnetic shield near the monitor.
• Try plugging the monitor into a different AC outlet, preferably on a different circuit.
• Change the orientation of the display.
xProblems caused by the connected computer or other equipment
• Check your graphics board manual for the proper monitor setting.
• Confirm that the graphics mode (VESA, Macintosh 19" Color, etc.) and the frequency of
the input signal are supported by this monitor (Appendix). Even if the frequency is within
the proper range, some graphic boards may have a sync pulse that is too narrow for the
monitor to sync correctly.
• Adjust the computer’s refresh rate (vertical frequency) to obtain the best possible picture.
(continued)
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Displaying this monitor’s name, serial number,
and date of manufacture.
While the monitor is receiving a video signal, press and
hold the MENU button for more than 5 seconds.
The monitor’s information box appears.
If any problem persists, call your authorized Sony dealer and give
the following information:
• Model name: SDM-M51D
• Serial number
• Name and specifications of your computer and graphics board.
Picture is fuzzy • Adjust the brightness and contrast (page 12).
• Adjust the pitch and phase (page 13) (analog RGB signal only).
xProblems caused by the connected computer or other equipment
• Set the resolution to XGA (1024 x 768) on your computer.
Picture is ghosting • Eliminate the use of video cable extensions and/or video switch boxes.
• Check that all plugs are firmly seated in their sockets.
Picture is not centered or sized
properly
• Adjust the pitch and phase (page 13) (analog RGB signal only).
• Adjust the picture position (page 13) (analog RGB signal only). Note that some video
modes do not fill the screen to the edges.
The picture is dark • Adjust the brightness (page 12).
• Adjust the backlight (page 15).
• It takes a few minutes for the display to become bright after turning on the monitor.
Wavy or elliptical pattern (moire)
is visible
• Adjust the pitch and phase (page 13) (analog RGB signal only).
Color is not uniform • Adjust the pitch and phase (page 13) (analog RGB signal only).
White does not look white • Adjust the color temperature (page 14).
Monitor buttons do not operate
( appears on the screen)
• If the menu lock is set to ON, set it to OFF (page 16).
The monitor turns off after a while • Set the power saving function to OFF (page 15).
xProblems caused by the connected computer or other equipment
• Set the computer’s power saving setting to off.
Symptom Check these items
INFORMATION
MODEL : SDM-M51D
SER NO : 1234567
MANUFACTURED : 2001-40
MENU
Example
Model name
Serial number
Week and year
of manufacture
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Self-diagnosis function
This monitor is equipped with a self-diagnosis function. If there is
a problem with your monitor or computer(s), the screen will go
blank and the 1 (power) indicator will either light up green or
flash orange. If the 1 (power) indicator is lit in orange, the
computer is in power saving mode. Try pressing any key on the
keyboard or moving the mouse.
If the 1 (power) indicator is green
1 Turn off the 1 (power) switch and disconnect the
video signal cables from the monitor.
2 Turn the monitor on by pressing the 1 (power)
switch.
If all four color bars appear (white, red, green, blue), the monitor
is working properly. Reconnect the video input cables and check
the condition of your computer(s).
If the color bars do not appear, there is a potential monitor failure.
Inform your authorized Sony dealer of the monitor’s condition.
If the 1 (power) indicator is flashing orange
Press the 1 (power) switch twice to turn the monitor off
and then on.
If the 1 (power) indicator lights up green, the monitor is working
properly.
If the 1 (power) indicator is still flashing, there is a potential
monitor failure. Count the number of seconds between orange
flashes of the 1 (power) indicator and inform your authorized
Sony dealer of the monitor’s condition. Be sure to note the model
name and serial number of your monitor. Also note the make and
model of your computer and graphic board.
Specifications
LCD panel Panel type: a-Si TFT Active Matrix
Picture size: 15.1 inch
Input signal format RGB operating frequency*
Horizontal: 28 – 64 kHz
Vertical: 48 – 75 Hz
Resolution Horizontal: Max.1024 dots
Vertical: Max.768 lines
Video input connector Analog RGB: HD15
Digital/Analog RGB: DVI-I 29 pins
Input signal levels Analog RGB video signal:
0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, positive
SYNC signal
TTL level, 2.2 kΩ,
positive or negative
(Separate horizontal and vertical,
or composite sync)
0.3 Vp-p, 75Ω, negative
(Sync on green)
Digital RGB video signal:
TMDS (single link)
Audio output 1 W × 2
Headphones jack Stereo minijack
Accepts impedance of 16 – 48 Ω
AUDIO IN jack Stereo minijack
Accepts impedance of 47 kΩ
Accepts level 0.5 Vrms
Power requirements 100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz,
0.4 – 0.2 A (including AC adapter)
Power consumption Max. 22 W (including AC adapter)
Operating temperature 5 – 35 °C
Dimensions (width/height/depth)
Display (upright):
Approx. 387 × 345 × 180 mm
(15 1
/4 × 13 5
/8 × 7 1
/8 inches)
(with stand)
Approx. 387 × 296 × 48 mm
(15 1
/4 × 11 3
/4 × 1 15
/16 inches)
(without stand)
Mass Approx. 4.6 kg (10 lb 14 oz) (with
stand)
Plug & Play DDC2B
Accessories See page 7.
* Recommended horizontal and vertical timing condition
• Horizontal sync width duty should be more than 4.8% of total
horizontal time or 0.8 µs, whichever is larger.
• Horizontal blanking width should be more than 2.5 µsec.
• Vertical blanking width should be more than 450 µsec.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
1 (power)
indicator
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Appendix
Preset mode timing table
No. Resolution
(dots × lines)
Horizontal
Frequency
Vertical
Frequency
Graphics
Mode
1 640 × 480 31.5 kHz 60 Hz VGA-G
2 640 × 480 35.0 kHz 67 Hz Macintosh 13"
Color
3 640 × 480 37.5 kHz 75 Hz EVGA
4 720 × 400 31.5 kHz 70 Hz VGA-Text
5 800 × 600 35.2 kHz 56 Hz VESA
6 800 × 600 37.9 kHz 60 Hz SVGA
7 800 × 600 48.1 kHz 72 Hz VESA
8 800 × 600 46.9 kHz 75 Hz ESVGA
9 832 × 624 49.7 kHz 75 Hz Macintosh 16"
Color
10 1024 × 768 48.4 kHz 60 Hz VESA
11 1024 × 768 56.5 kHz 70 Hz VESA
12 1024 × 768 60.0 kHz 75 Hz EUVGA
13 1024 × 768 60.2 kHz 75 Hz Macintosh 19"
Color
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TCO’99 Eco-document (for the white
model)
x Congratulations!
You have just purchased a TCO’99 approved and labelled product! Your
choice has provided you with a product developed for professional use.
Your purchase has also contributed to reducing the burden on the
environment and also to the further development of environmentally
adapted electronics products.
x Why do we have environmentally labelled com-
puters?
In many countries, environmental labelling has become an established
method for encouraging the adaptation of goods and services to the
environment. The main problem, as far as computers and other electronics
equipment are concerned, is that environmentally harmful substances are
used both in the products and during their manufacture. Since it is not so
far possible to satisfactorily recycle the majority of electronics equipment,
most of these potentially damaging substances sooner or later enter nature.
There are also other characteristics of a computer, such as energy
consumption levels, that are important from the viewpoints of both the
work (internal) and natural (external) environments. Since all methods of
electricity generation have a negative effect on the environment (e.g.
acidic and climate-influencing emissions, radioactive waste), it is vital to
save energy. Electronics equipment in offices is often left running
continuously and thereby consumes a lot of energy.
x What does labelling involve?
This product meets the requirements for the TCO’99 scheme which
provides for international and environmental labelling of personal
computers. The labelling scheme was developed as a joint effort by the
TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), Svenska
Naturskyddsforeningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation)
and Statens Energimyndighet (The Swedish National Energy
Administration).
Approval requirements cover a wide range of issues: environment,
ergonomics, usability, emission of electric and magnetic fields, energy
consumption and electrical and fire safety.
The environmental demands impose restrictions on the presence and use
of heavy metals, brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, CFCs
(freons) and chlorinated solvents, among other things. The product must
be prepared for recycling and the manufacturer is obliged to have an
environmental policy which must be adhered to in each country where the
company implements its operational policy.
The energy requirements include a demand that the computer and/or
display, after a certain period of inactivity, shall reduce its power
consumption to a lower level in one or more stages. The length of time to
reactivate the computer shall be reasonable for the user.
Labelled products must meet strict environmental demands, for example,
in respect of the reduction of electric and magnetic fields, physical and
visual ergonomics and good usability.
Below you will find a brief summary of the environmental requirements
met by this product. The complete environmental criteria document may
be ordered from:
TCO Development
SE-114 94 Stockholm, Sweden
Fax: +46 8 782 92 07
Email (Internet): development@tco.se
Current information regarding TCO’99 approved and labelled
products may also be obtained via the Internet, using the address:
http://www.tco-info.com/
x Environmental requirements
Flame retardants
Flame retardants are present in printed circuit boards, cables, wires,
casings and housings. Their purpose is to prevent, or at least to delay the
spread of fire. Up to 30% of the plastic in a computer casing can consist
of flame retardant substances. Most flame retardants contain bromine or
chloride, and those flame retardants are chemically related to another
group of environmental toxins, PCBs. Both the flame retardants
containing bromine or chloride and the PCBs are suspected of giving rise
to severe health effects, including reproductive damage in fish-eating
birds and mammals, due to the bio-accumulative* processes. Flame
retardants have been found in human blood and researchers fear that
disturbances in foetus development may occur.
The relevant TCO’99 demand requires that plastic components weighing
more than 25 grams must not contain flame retardants with organically
bound bromine or chlorine. Flame retardants are allowed in the printed
circuit boards since no substitutes are available.
Cadmium**
Cadmium is present in rechargeable batteries and in the colour-generating
layers of certain computer displays. Cadmium damages the nervous
system and is toxic in high doses. The relevant TCO’99 requirement states
that batteries, the colour-generating layers of display screens and the
electrical or electronics components must not contain any cadmium.
Mercury**
Mercury is sometimes found in batteries, relays and switches. It damages
the nervous system and is toxic in high doses. The relevant TCO’99
requirement states that batteries may not contain any mercury. It also
demands that mercury is not present in any of the electrical or electronics
components associated with the labelled unit.
CFCs (freons)
The relevant TCO’99 requirement states that neither CFCs nor HCFCs
may be used during the manufacture and assembly of the product. CFCs
(freons) are sometimes used for washing printed circuit boards. CFCs
break down ozone and thereby damage the ozone layer in the stratosphere,
causing increased reception on earth of ultraviolet light with e.g. increased
risks of skin cancer (malignant melanoma) as a consequence.
Lead**
Lead can be found in picture tubes, display screens, solders and
capacitors. Lead damages the nervous system and in higher doses, causes
lead poisoning. The relevant TCO’99 requirement permits the inclusion of
lead since no replacement has yet been developed.
* Bio-accumulative is defined as substances which accumulate within
living organisms.
** Lead, Cadmium and Mercury are heavy metals which are Bio-
accumulative.
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TCO’95 Eco-document (for the
black model)
x Conglatulations!
You have just purchased a TCO’95 approved and labelled product! Your
choice has provided you with a product developed for professional use.
Your purchase has also contributed to reducing the burden on the
environment and also, to the further development of environmentally
adapted electronics products.
x Why do we have environmentally labelled comput-
ers?
In many countries, environmental labelling has become an established
method for encouraging the adaptation of goods and services to the
environment. The main problem, as far as computers and other electronics
equipment are concerned, is that environmentally harmful substances are
used both in the products and during the manufacturing. Since it has not
been possible for the majority of electronics equipment to be recycled in
a satisfactory way, most of these potentially damaging substances sooner
or later enter Nature.
There are also other characteristics of a computer, such as energy
consumption levels, that are important from the viewpoints of both the
work (internal) and natural (external) environments. Since all methods of
conventional electricity generation have a negative effect on the
environment (acidic and climate-influencing emissions, radioactive
waste, etc.), it is vital to conserve energy. Electronics equipment in offices
consume an enormous amount of energy since they are often left running
continuously.
x What does labelling involve?
This product meets the requirements for the TCO’95 scheme which
provides for international and environmental labelling of personal
computers. The labelling scheme was developed as a joint effort by the
TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees),
Naturskyddsforeningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation)
and NUTEK (The National Board for Industrial and Technical
Development in Sweden).
The requirements cover a wide range of issues: environment, ergonomics,
usability, emission of electrical and magnetic fields, energy consumption
and electrical and fire safety.
The environmental demands concern restrictions on the presence and use
of heavy metals, brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, CFCs
(freons) and chlorinated solvents, among other things. The product must
be prepared for recycling and the manufacturer is obliged to have an
environmental plan which must be adhered to in each country where the
company implements its operational policy.
The energy requirements include a demand that the computer and/or
display, after a certain period of inactivity, shall reduce its power
consumption to a lower level in one or more stages. The length of time to
reactivate the computer shall be reasonable for the user.
Labelled products must meet strict environmental demands, for example,
in respect of the reduction of electric and magnetic fields, physical and
visual ergonomics and good usability.
On this page, you will find a brief summary of the environmental
requirements met by this product. The complete environmental criteria
document may be ordered from:
TCO Development Unit
S-114 94 Stockholm
Sweden
Fax: +46 8 782 92 07
Email (Internet): development@tco.se
Current information regarding TCO’95 approved and labelled
products may also be obtained via the Internet, using the address:
http://www.tco-info.com/
TCO’95 is a co-operative project between TCO (The Swedish
Confederation of Professional Employees), Naturskyddsforeningen
(The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation) and NUTEK (The
National Board for Industrial and Technical Development in Sweden).
x Environmental Requirements
Brominated flame retardants
Brominated flame retardants are present in printed circuit boards, cables,
wires, casings and housings. In turn, they delay the spread of fire. Up to
thirty percent of the plastic in a computer casing can consist of flame
retardant substances. These are related to another group of environmental
toxins, PCBs, which are suspected to give rise to similar harm, including
reproductive damage in fisheating birds and mammals, due to the bio-
accumulative* processes. Flame retardants have been found in human
blood and researchers fear that disturbances in foetus development may
occur.
TCO’95 demand requires that plastic components weighing more than 25
grams must not contain organically bound chlorine and bromine.
Lead**
Lead can be found in picture tubes, display screens, solders and
capacitors. Lead damages the nervous system and in higher doses, causes
lead poisoning.
TCO’95 requirement permits the inclusion of lead since no replacement
has yet been developed.
Cadmium**
Cadmium is present in rechargeable batteries and in the colourgenerating
layers of certain computer displays. Cadmium damages the nervous
system and is toxic in high doses.
TCO’95 requirement states that batteries may not contain more than 25
ppm (parts per million) of cadmium. The colour-generating layers of
display screens must not contain any cadmium.
Mercury**
Mercury is sometimes found in batteries, relays and switches. Mercury
damages the nervous system and is toxic in high doses.
TCO’95 requirement states that batteries may not contain more than 25
ppm (parts per million) of mercury. It also demands that no mercury is
present in any of the electrical or electronics components concerned with
the display unit.
CFCs (freons)
CFCs (freons) are sometimes used for washing printed circuit boards and
in the manufacturing of expanded foam for packaging. CFCs break down
ozone and thereby damage the ozone layer in the stratosphere, causing
increased reception on Earth of ultraviolet light with consequent increased
risks of skin cancer (malignant melanoma).
The relevant TCO’95 requirement: Neither CFCs nor HCFCs may be used
during the manufacturing of the product or its packaging.
* Bio-accumulative is defined as substances which accumulate within
living organisms
** Lead, Cadmium and Mercury are heavy metals which are Bio-
accumulative.
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