COLOUR 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
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 effort by the TCO (The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), Svenska
Naturskyddsforeningen (The Swedish Society for Natur e 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
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. Si nce
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 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 stage s. 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
FOR HITACHI MODELS STARTING WITH "CM":
Hitachi America, Ltd. warrants our CM Hitachi CRT colour monitor models 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 authori
sed Hitachi America, Ltd. monitor dealer. If you purchase a
Hitachi CML Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) colo
ur 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 owner cannot
provide proof of purchase, the warranty period will start to run from the date of
FOR HITACHI VALUE LINE MODELS STARTNG WITH "V":
Hitachi America, Ltd. warrants our Value line "V" series of colour monitors to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a 36 month period from the date your purchase
was made from an authori
sed Hitachi America, Ltd. monitor dealer. In the event of a
defect during the first 12 months, Hitachi will, at its option, repair or replace the monitor at
no charge except as set forth below. From the 13th month through the 36th month after
purchase, Hitachi will provide parts ONLY free of charge through its Authori
re. All additional charges INCLUDING ANY & ALL
UR CHARGES TO REPLACE ANY COVERED PARTS will be your responsibility.
You will be responsible for paying Hitachi's authori
sed service centre directly for labour
and associated shipping charges.
FOR ALL HITACHI MONITORS:
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 AG
EING 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, unauthori
sed 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. This warranty is
for the benefit of the original owner only in accordance with all terms stated in this
warranty. Warranty is not transferable.
To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-562-2552 to obtain a return authori
and the location of your Hitachi service cent
re. If a problem occurs within the first 30 days
after purchase AND IF CONSISTENT WITH YOUR DEALER'S RETURN POLICY, you
can return the monitor to the dealer from whom you bought it. Returns through dealer are
subject to all dealer return policies and possible charges. Not all dealers accept returns.
For warranty service, 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 insurance, and
enclose a copy of the proof of purchase date with the monitor. DO NOT return your
monitor without a return authori
sation number or the shipment will be refused and returned
to you at your expense.
NEVER open the monitor cabinet. If the monitor is not operating properly, contact Hitachi
America Ltd. service cent
re (Call 1-800-562-2552). 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.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ON THIS MONITOR IS LIMITED TO THE 12, 36 or 60 MONTH DURATION
OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY, AS APPLICABLE. ALL WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN
THIS WARRANTY ARE LIMITED TO 12, 36 OR 60 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
PURCHASE AS INDICATED IN THIS WARRANTY. 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 SOLD THROUGH
SED HITACHI RESELLERS ONLY AND DOES NOT APPLY TO PRODUCTS
SOLD AFTER THEY ARE DISCONTINUED OR REFURBISHED OR BOUGHT FROM
ANYONE OTHER THAN AN AUTHORI
SED HITACHI RESELLER.