COLOUR/COLOR LCD MONITOR
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE CAREFULLY.
KEEP THIS USER MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
For future reference, record the serial number of your colour monitor.
The serial number is located on the rear of the monitor.
This monitor is ENERGY STAR
compliant when used with a
computer equipped with VESA DPMS.
The ENERGY STAR
® emblem does not represent EPA endorsement
of any product or service.
As an ENERGY STAR
® Partner, Hitachi,Ltd. has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR
® guidelines for energy efficiency.
MANUAL DE USUARIO
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
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.
This product meets the requirements for the TCO'99 scheme which provides for an international
environmental and quality labelling of personal computers. The labelling scheme was developed as a joint
Naturskyddsforeningen (The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation), Statens Energimyndighet (The
Swedish National Energy Administration) and SEMKO AB.
The requirements cover a wide range of issues: environment, ergonomics, usability, reduction of electric
and magnetic fields, energy consumption and electrical safety.
Why do we have environmentally labelled computers?
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.
What does the environmental labelling involve?
The environmental demands has been developed by Svenska Naturskyddsforeningen (The Swedish
Society for Nature Conservation). These 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
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.
Below you will find a brief summary of the environmental requirements met by this product. The
complete environmental criteria document may be ordered from:
SE-114 94 Stockholm, Sweden
Fax: +46 8 782 92 07
Email (Internet): [email protected]
Current information regarding TCO'99 approved and labelled products may also be
obtained via the Internet, using the address: http://www.tco-info.com/
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 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 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. There is however one exception. Mercury is, for the time being, permitted in the back light
system of flat panel monitors as there today is no commercially available alternative. TCO aims on
removing this exception when a mercury free alternative is available.
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 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.
Limited Warranty for USA Customers Only
Hitachi America, Ltd. warrants our Hitachi CRT color monitor to be free from defects in
material and workmanship for 36 months from the date you purchased it if your
purchase was made prior to 1/31/01 or 60 months if your purchase was made after
1/31/01 from your authorized Hitachi America, Ltd. dealer.
If you purchase a Hitachi Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) color monitor, Hitachi provides a
warranty of 36 months for the panel and 12 months for the backlight if purchased before
1/31/01 or 36 months for both panel and backlight if purchased after 1/31/01. In the
event of a defect during this 12 month, 36 month or 60 month period, Hitachi America,
Ltd. will, at its option, repair or replace the monitor at no charge except as set forth
below. If proof of purchase cannot be provided by owner, the warranty period will start to
run from the date of manufacture.
Hitachi America, Ltd. may repair your monitor with new or reconditioned parts or replace
it with a new or reconditioned monitor of the same or similar kind, and any replaced
monitors or parts become Hitachi America, Ltd.'s property.
Exclusions from this warranty: It is normal for Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors and
LCD display backlights to decrease in brightness as they age. This is a natural process
in CRTs & LCDs due to the degradation of the LCD backlight and the degradation of the
CRT phosphors that create the image and is not covered by this warranty. This warranty
excludes decreased image clarity or reduced brightness due to natural aging of the
monitor/display. In addition, this warranty does not cover phosphor burn. Phosphor burn
can occur when a monitor is left with one static image for extended periods of time
during which the image may become burned into the phosphors.
This limited warranty does not cover damage occurring in shipping or in storage after
you purchase the monitor or damage caused by abuse, accident, disaster, misuse,
mishandling, mispackaging or shipping, improper installation, unauthorized repair or
modification, or failure to follow the manufacturer's instruction with respect to the proper
handling, operation, installation, service and maintenance of the monitor.
To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-536-6721 to obtain a return authorization and the
location of your Hitachi service center or return the monitor to the dealer from whom you
bought it (subject to that dealers' return policy). If you choose to ship the monitor rather
than delivering it in person, you must assume the risk of damage or loss in transit. You
must also use the original shipping container (or equivalent packaging), pay shipping
charges, and enclose a copy of the proof of purchase date with the monitor.
For additional information, please write to:
Hitachi America, Ltd.
200 Lowder Brook Drive, Suite 2200, Westwood, MA 02090
NEVER open the monitor cabinet.
If the monitor is not operating properly, contact
Hitachi America Ltd. service center (Call 1-800-536-6721).
Do not open the monitor housing under any circumstances. By opening the monitor
housing you will expose yourself to high voltage and possible severe electrical shocks
and void all warranties.
PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS MONITOR IS LIMITED TO THE 12, 36 or 60
MONTH DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY, AS APPLICABLE.
WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE LIMITED TO 12, 36 OR 60
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE.
NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER
WILL COVER THIS MONITOR BEYOND THE STATED 12, 36 OR 60 MONTHS.
HOWEVER, SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
IF THIS MONITOR IS DEFECTIVE, YOUR ONLY REMEDY IS REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL
HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST SAVINGS, LOST PROFITS, OR ANY OTHER
DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE OF THIS MONITOR OR INABILITY TO USE IT,
EVEN IF THE DEALER OR HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH
LIABILITY OR OTHER CLAIMS.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS,
AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY STATE TO STATE.
THIS WARRANTY APPLIES TO NEW, CURRENT, PRODUCTS ONLY AND
DISCONTINUED OR REFURBISHED.
For Canadian Customers only Warranty Policy
Hitachi Industrial Products are guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and material. If
any failure, resulting from either workmanship or material defects should occur under normal and
proper usage within the period stated hereunder from the original provable date of purchase, such
failure should be repaired at no cost to the buyer for labor and parts if the defective product is
brought to an AUTHORIZED HITACHI SERVICE CENTRE in Canada.
3 year parts and 3 year labour
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
1. Products received for repair without sales or delivery receipt showing date of
purchase by original customer.
2. Damages caused by incorrect use, carelessness, unauthorized alteration, improper
storage or unauthorized service or repairs.
3. Damages caused by fire, flood, lightning, vandalism, collision, acts of God, or other
events beyond the control of Hitachi.
4. External parts such as cabinet.
5. Products purchased outside Canada.