© 2002 Sony Corporation
Manual de instrucciones
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.
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.
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
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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).
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).
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
For questions regarding your product or for the Sony Service
Center nearest you call:
or write to:
Sony Customer Information Center
1 Sony Drive, Mail Drop #T1-11, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 USA
The number below is for FCC related matters only.
Para prevenir cualquier mal funcionamiento y evitar daños, por
favor, lea detalladamente este manual de instrucciones antes de
conectar y operar este equipo.
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
Type SVT or SJT, minimum 3
× 18 AWG
Maximum 15 feet
Minimum 7 A, 125 V
Cette notice s'applique aux Etats-Unis et au Canada
Si cet appareil est exporté aux Etats-Unis ou au Canada, utiliser
le cordon d'alimentation portant la mention UL LISTED/CSA
LABELLED et remplissant les conditions suivantes:
Type de fiche
Fiche Nema 5-15 broches
Type SVT ou SJT, minimum 3
× 18 AWG
Maximum 15 pieds
Minimum 7 A, 125 V
ENERGY STAR Partner, Sony
Corporation has determined that this
product meets the
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Declaration of Conformity
HMD-A240 and HMD-A440
Sony Electronics Inc.
680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 USA
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
·Trinitronâand FD Trinitronâ are registered trademarks of Sony
· 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
· VESA and DDCä are trademarks of the Video Electronics Standard
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.
Warning on power connections
· Use the supplied power cord.
· Before disconnecting the power cord, wait at least 30 seconds
after turning off the power to allow the static electricity on the
screen's surface to discharge.
· After the power is turned on, the screen is demagnetized
(degaussed) for about 5 seconds. This generates a strong
magnetic field around the screen which may affect data stored on
magnetic tapes and disks placed near the monitor. Be sure to keep
magnetic recording equipment, tapes, and disks away from the
Do not install the monitor in the following places:
· on surfaces (rugs, blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies, etc.) that may block the ventilation holes
· near heat sources such as radiators or air ducts, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight
· in a place subject to severe temperature changes
· in a place subject to mechanical vibration or shock
· on an unstable surface
· near equipment which generates magnetism, such as a
transformer or high voltage power lines
· near or on an electrically charged metal surface
· in a dusty or smoky environment
· inside an enclosed rack
· Do not put foreign objects into the monitor.
· Disconnect the monitor if environment exceeds 60°C/140°F.
· Ensure AC power cord is not trapped under furniture, TV, etc.
· Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or convenience
receptacles beyond their capacity.
· Never spill liquid of any kind on the monitor.
Notes on cleaning the screen's surface
· The screen's surface is covered with a thin anti-reflective coating
to enhance the ergonomic characteristics of the monitor. To
ensure that the coating is not damaged, use a soft cloth to clean
the screen's surface. If necessary, use a soft cloth lightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution, such as hand soap, to
wipe the screen.
· Do not use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline cleanser, scouring
powder, or solvents such as alcohol or benzene as they might
damage the anti-reflective coating.
· 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 screen's coating.
· 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.
Notes on cleaning the cabinet
· 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 benzene.
When you transport this monitor for repair or shipment, use the
original carton and packing materials.
Do not remove this monitor's stand.
Use of the tilt-swivel
This monitor can be adjusted within the angle shown below. To turn
the monitor vertically, hold it at the bottom with both hands. Be
careful not to pinch your fingers at the back of the monitor when
you tilt the monitor up verticaly.
Table of Contents
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Technical Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Preset mode timing table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
The equipment should be installed near an easily accessible
1 Connecting your monitor to your computer
Connecting to a Macintosh or compatible
When connecting this monitor to a Macintosh computer, use the
Macintosh adapter (not supplied) if necessary. Connect the
Macintosh adapter to the computer before connecting the cable.
The pin assignment of the HD 15 video signal cable
* DDC (Display Data Channel) is a standard of VESA.
2 Turning on the monitor and computer
1 Connect the power cord to the monitor and press the
(power) switch to turn on the monitor.
2 Turn on the computer.
No need for specific drivers
This monitor 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 PC 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.
· Do not touch the pins of the video signal cable connector.
· Check the alignment of the HD15 connector to prevent bending the pins
of the video signal cable connector.
Navigating the menu
1 Press the center of the joystick to display the main
2 Move the joystick m/M to highlight the main menu that
you want to adjust and press the center of the joystick.
3 Move the joystick m/M to highlight the submenu that
you want to adjust. Then move the joystick
Adjusting the brightness and contrast
Brightness and contrast adjustments are made using a separate
BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST menu. These adjustments are
effective for all input signals.
1 Move the joystick in any direction to display the
2 Move the joystick m/M to adjust the brightness (
</, to adjust the contrast ( ).
If you set the brightness and contrast level to "0", the picture will black out
and no picture will appear.
Video signal cable
of the monitor
to HD15 of the
67 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
Green (Sync on
DDC HOST 5V*
60.0 kHz / 75Hz
of the current
the resolution of the current
input signal (only if the signal
matches to one of the
recommended VESA timing
SI ZE / CENTER
BR I GHTNESS / CONTRAS T
On-Screen menu adjustments
: To adjust the color of the picture
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. This adjustment is useful for matching the
monitor's color to a printed picture's colors.
x Adjustment items
You can select the preset color temperature from 5000K or 9300K.
The default setting is 9300K.
If necessary, you can make additional fine adjustments to the color
: To reset the adjustment
The RESET option erases your customized settings. To restore
your monitor to the factory settings, refer to the following steps.
x Resetting the adjustment for current input signal
Move the joystick
x Resetting the adjustment for all input signals
Hold the joystick
, for 2 seconds.
When "reset the adjustment for all input signal" is activated, the customized
language selection goes back to the default language of English.
Main menu icons and adjustment
Sub menu icons and adjustment items
Adjusting the size or centering of
Adjusting the shape of the picture
Rotating the picture
Expanding or contracting the picture sides
Shifting the picture sides to the left or right
Adjusting the picture width at the top of the screen
Shifting the picture to the left or right at the top of the screen
Adjusting the color of the picture
*2 See "
: To adjust the color of the picture".
Adjusting the convergence
Horizontally shifts red or blue shadows
Vertically shifts red or blue shadows
Selecting the on-screen menu language
DEGAUSS: demagnetizes the monitor.
MOIRE ADJUST: minimizes moire
See "To reset the adjustment".
Protecting adjustment data (CONTROL LOCK)
*1 This adjustment is effective for the current input signal.
*2 This adjustment is effective for all input signals.
*3 Language Menu
· NEDERLANDS: Dutch
· FRANÇAIS: French · SVENSKA: Swedish
· DEUTSCH: German ·
· ESPAÑOL: Spanish ·
· ITALIANO: Italian
*4 Example of Moire
*5 Only the 1 (power) switch, EXIT, and
(CONTROL LOCK) menu