HP w2408 and w2408h Flat Panel LCD Monitor - Setting Up Your Monitor
This document describes steps to set up the HP flat panel monitor models w2408 and w2408h.
Figure 1: HP w2408 monitor
Your flat-panel LCD monitor can be set up for desktop use or can be wall mounted.
Use the following steps to unfold and set up the monitor for desktop use.
WARNING: Do not place the monitor face down when you first take it out of the box. The hinge can spring up and cause serious damage or personal injury.
Set the panel screen-side up on a flat surface.
Rotate the screen to the horizontal position.
Figure 2: Screen rotation
Holding the base of the monitor, lift up the panel at its top, without touching or putting pressure on the screen.
Remove the shipping strap (do not cut it), and put it in a place for safe keeping.
Figure 3: Packing tape holds the hinge in place
Use the following steps to adjust your monitor screen height, tilt, swivel, and orientation for a good viewing angle.
Face the front of the monitor and hold the base with one hand.
Move the monitor top edge toward or away from you to adjust the tilt.
Figure 4: monitor tilt
CAUTION: The double-hinged monitor can fall back if the hinge is extended fully and the monitor screen is tilted back too far.
Swivel the monitor left or right for the best angle (the whole base moves).
To adjust the monitor height, extend or lower the base hinge.
Figure 5: Height adjustment
To pivot the monitor:
Tilt the monitor backward 10 to 30 degrees.
CAUTION: This first step is very important. The monitor can scratch the base surface if it is not tilted before it is pivoted.
Figure 6: Pivot without proper tilt
If the monitor is in its landscape position, pivot the monitor clockwise to portrait position.
Figure 7: Portrait position
If the monitor is in its portrait position, pivot it counterclockwise to landscape position.
The monitor can be attached to a wall-mounting arm that you purchase separately.
Before you mount the monitor on a wall, a swing arm, or other
mounting fixture, remove the base.
WARNING: Do not place the double-hinged monitor face down with the shipping strap intact. The hinge can spring up and cause serious damage or personal injury.
WARNING: Make sure the monitor is lying flat, with the screen
down. Attempting to remove the base or pedestal from the monitor
while it is upright may result in personal injury.
CAUTION: The screen is fragile. Placing the monitor face-down
on a flat, soft area prevents scratches, defacing, or breakage.
Turn off the monitor
power, and disconnect all power, video, and audio cables.
Place the monitor face-down on a soft, protected surface.
This might entail elongating the hinge and tilting the monitor back to ensure it is flat on the surface.
With your fingertips, snap off the VESA cover from the back of the monitor.
Remove all four screws from the VESA plate.
Save the cover, screws, and base for future use.
Figure 8: Base removal
Mount the monitor to a swing arm or other mounting fixture by following the instructions included with the mounting fixture. Ensure that the monitor is safely attached.
NOTE: Mounting fixture is sold separately.
Place the monitor
panel screen down on the flat, soft area.
Place the wall mounting arm onto the back of the monitor. Line up the holes of the arm with the mounting holes in the back of the monitor.
Insert the four screws into the mounting holes and tighten.
Reconnect the cables.
Refer to the user’s manual that came with the wall mounting arm (purchased separately) for instructions on attaching it to the wall.
Turn off the computer.
Connect the built-in monitor speakers to the computer, using the audio cable (green connector).
NOTE: If you want to connect the monitor using an HDMI cable, do not connect the sound cable as the HDMI cable is capable of transferring both sound and video. However, the device that sends audio and video to the monitor must be set to send audio using HDMI. For example, if the monitor is connected to a computer using an HDMI connection, HDMI must be selected as the default audio device in Windows.
Figure 9: Audio connection
To attach a VGA cable, connect one end of the 15-pin D-Sub VGA cable (blue connector) to the back of the monitor and connect the other end to the computer VGA port.
Figure 10: VGA connection
To attach a DVI cable (not provided), connect one end of the 24-pin DVI cable (white connector) to the back of the monitor and connect the other end to the computer DVI port.
Figure 11: DVI connection
Connect one end of the HDMI cable (select models only) to the back of the monitor, and the other end to any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box, a DVD player, or a digital television.
Figure 12: HDMI connection
Connect the USB hub cable from the computer to the USB In connector on the monitor.
This enables the two USB 2.0 ports on the side of the monitor.
Figure 13: USB hub connection
After the USB hub connections are in place, connect up to four USB peripheral devices to your monitor (such as a USB flash drive or a digital camcorder).
Figure 14: USB devices
Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the monitor and plug the other end into a grounded outlet.
Figure 15: Power connection
Secure the cables by routing them through the cable manager.
Figure 16: Cable manager
Turn on your monitor and computer.
Attach a VGA cable (provided), or a DVI-D or an HDMI cable, or both to the monitor. The HDMI cable (select models only) replaces the DVI cable. To use DVI, your computer must have a DVI-compliant graphics card. If both cables are installed, the default input selection is DVI or HDMI. To switch the input selection, use the Switch Video Input
option in the OSD menu.
Press the Menu
button on the front of the monitor to access the OSD main menu.
Navigate to Switch Video Input
by pressing the +
(plus) or –
(minus) buttons on the monitor.
The Switch Video Input
toggles between VGA and DVI, or VGA and HDMI.
Click Save and Return
after you make your choice.
Install the monitor-driver INF and ICM files from the CD, or download them from the Internet as follows:
To install the monitor driver from the CD:
Insert the CD in your computer CD drive.
The CD menu appears.
Select the language.
Click Install Monitor Driver Software
Follow the onscreen instructions.
Restart the computer.
Check that the proper resolutions and refresh rates appear in the Display Properties window in the Control Panel.
To download the latest version of drivers and software files from the HP Support Web site:
Go to the
HP Support Web site
Select your country/region.
Select Download Drivers and Software
Enter the model number of your monitor: w2408
The software downloads information for your monitor.
Ensure your system meets the requirements given.
Download and install the driver and software files by following the steps on the screen.
- Unplug your monitor from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning. If the screen requires
additional cleaning, use an antistatic screen cleaner.
- Do not open your monitor cabinet or attempt to service
this product yourself. Adjust only those controls that
are covered in the operating instructions. If your monitor
is not operating properly, or has been dropped or
damaged, contact your HP authorized dealer, reseller,
or service provider.
- Use only a power source and connection appropriate
for this monitor, as indicated on the label/back plate of
- Never disconnect
the monitor by pulling the cord. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet by grasping the plug firmly.
- Turn your monitor off when not in use. You can
substantially increase the life expectancy of your monitor
by using a screen saver program and turning off the
monitor when not in use.
- When removing the monitor base, you must lay the
monitor face down on a soft flat area to prevent it from
getting scratched, defaced, or broken.
- Burn-in image damage may occur on monitors that
display the same static image on screen for a prolonged period of
time. To avoid burn-in image damage on your monitor screen, always activate a screen saver application or turn off the
monitor when it is not in use for a prolonged period of time.