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
the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy
MANUAL DE USUARIO
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
Youhavejustpurchased aTCO'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 th e 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 effort by the TCO
(The Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), Svenska 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
generat ion 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 SwedishSociety for
NatureConservation). These demands impose restrictions on the presence and use of heavy metals, brominated
andch lorinated 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.
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 retardantsubstances.Most flame retardants contain bromine or chloride,and thoseflame 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 birdsand 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
thatbatteries, 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.TherelevantTCO'99requirement 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 circuitboards. 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.
Hitachi America, Ltd. Limited Warranty
Three-year limited warranty covers all parts (including LCD) and labor.
Warranty statement below.
Limited Warranty For USA Customers only
Hitachi America, Ltd.(HAL) warrants our Hitachi color monitor or be free
from defects in material and workmanship for 36-month from the date you
purchased it from your authorized HAL dealer. In the event of a defect during
this 36-month period, HAL will, at its option, repair or replace the monitor at
no charge except as set forth below.
This warranty extends to the original purchaser only and cannot be transferred
to another individual or company. HAL's entire liability and your exclusive
remedy for valid warranty claims shall be that HAL will repair your monitor
with new or reconditioned parts or replace it with a comparable new or
reconditioned monitor, and any replaced monitors or parts become HAL
This limited warranty does not cover damage occurring after you purchase the
monitor in shipping or in storage, or that caused by abuse, accident, disaster,
misuse, mishandling, mispacking or shipping, improper installation,
unauthorized repair or modification, or failure to follow the manufacturer's
instructions with respect to the proper handling, operation, installation, service
and maintenance of the monitor.
To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-536-6721 for a return authorization
number and the location of your nearest HAL service center, or return the
monitor to the dealer from whom you bought it. If you choose to ship the
monitor to us 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 to the proof
of purchase date with the monitor. For additional information, please write to:
Hitachi America, Ltd.
2000 Sierra Point Parkway, MS:710
Brisbane, CA 94005-1835
NEVER open the monitor cabinet. If the monitor is not operating properly,
contact the HAL 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.
Hal makes no other warranties regarding these products. No person, agent,
distributor, dealer, service facility or company is authorized to change, modify
or amend the terms of this limited warranty in any way. Any implied warranty
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on this monitor is limited
to the 36-month duration of this written warranty. All warranties set forth in
this warranty are limited to 36-months from the date of purchase. No
warranties whatsoever will cover this monitor beyond 36-month. However,
some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitation may not apply to you.
If this monitor is defective, your only remedy is repair or replacement, as
described above. Under no circumstances will HAL be liable for incidental or
consequential damages, including any lost savings, lost profits, or any other
damages caused by the use of this montior or inability to use it, even if the
dealer or HAL 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 from state to state.
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
3 year parts and 3 year labour
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
Products received for repair without sales or delivery receipt showing date of
purchase by original customer.
Damages caused by incorrect use, carelessness, unauthorized alteration,
improper storage or unauthorized service or repairs.
Damages caused by fire, flood, lightning, vandalism, collision, acts of God, or
other events beyond the control of Hitachi.
External parts such as cabinet.
Products purchased outside Canada.
Products used outside Canada.
In transit damage claims, improper handling by carrier or post offices.
Products or parts there of which have serial numbers removed, altered or
Damage defect or failure caused by, or resulting from, the operation of the unit by
10. The use of components that do not meet Hitachi specifications.
11. Products sold in Canada by another organization which is not authorized by
HITACHI CANADA LTD
12. Picture tube damages resulting from extended exposure of the video characters.
IMPORTANT : This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, guarantees or
agreements whether expressed or implied and no person, dealer, or Company
is authorized to change, modify, or extend its terms in any manner whatsoever.
Hitachi Canada Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages or loss of any
kind attributed to the product rendered defective during usage, or attributed to
incompatibility problems of any linked equipment including software.
NEVER open the monitor cabinet. If the monitor is not operating properly,
contact Hitachi Service Center. 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.
HITACHI CANADA LTD.
For service, please call your Dealer or 1-800-HITACHI
6740 Campobello Road, Mississauga, Ont. L5N 2L8
Tel.: (905) 821-4545 Fax No.: (905) 821-1101