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HP w1858 and w2338h Monitors - Setting Up Your Monitor

This document describes steps to set up the HP w1858 and w2338h flat panel monitors.

Figure 1: HP w1858/w2338h monitor

Image of the w1858/w2338h monitor.

Step 1: Setting up the monitor

Your flat-panel LCD monitor can be set up for desktop use or can be wall mounted.

Setting up the monitor for desktop use

Assembling the cantilever base

CAUTION: The screen is fragile. Avoid touching or applying pressure to the LCD screen; doing so can cause damage.
  1. Set the monitor screen down on a flat, soft, protected surface.

  2. Align the neck with the monitor base.

  3. Slide the base until it snaps in place. Make sure the base is securely locked in place.

    Figure 2: Attaching the base

    Illustration showing the base being attached

Adjusting the monitor position

Use the following steps to adjust your monitor screen height, tilt, swivel, and orientation for a good viewing angle.

  1. Face the front of the monitor and hold the base with one hand.

  2. Adjust the tilt by moving the monitor top edge toward or away from you, without touching the screen.

  3. Swivel the monitor left or right for the best angle.

    NOTE: The foot of the base has a swivel, that allows the base to turn with the monitor.

    Figure 3: Tilting and swiveling the monitor

    Illustration of tilting and swiveling the monitor

Keyboard parking

If you need more space on your desktop, place the keyboard under the monitor when not in use.

Mounting the monitor on the wall

The monitor can be attached to a wall-mounting arm that you purchase separately.

Preparing to install a wall-mounting arm (not supplied)

Before you mount the monitor on a wall, a swing arm, or other mounting fixture, remove the monitor base and pedestal.

WARNING: Check that the wall-mounting fixture is adequately installed and secured before attaching the monitor. Refer to instructions supplied with the wall-mounting fixture and check that is capable of supporting the monitor.
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.
  1. Turn off the monitor power, and disconnect all power, video, and audio cables.

  2. Place the monitor face-down on a soft, protected surface.

  3. With your fingertips, snap off the VESA cover from the back of the monitor.

  4. Remove all four screws from the VESA plate.

  5. Remove the rubber plug from the neck of the monitor base.

  6. Remove the three screws that secure the base to the monitor (one of the screws is in the hole that had the rubber plug removed).

    Figure 4: Base removal

    Image of an exploded view of the base and pedestal attachment assembly.

Installing a wall mounting arm

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.
  1. Place the monitor panel screen down on the flat, soft area.

  2. 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.

  3. Insert the four screws into the mounting holes and tighten.

  4. Reconnect the cables.

  5. Refer to the user’s manual that came with the wall mounting arm (purchased separately) for instructions on attaching it to the wall.


Step 2: Connecting the monitor to the computer

WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment:
  • Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature. Plug the power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
  • Be sure the grounded power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible to the operator and located as close to the equipment as possible. Route the power code to prevent objects being placed on it or someone walking on it.
  • Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange them so that no one accidentally steps on or trips over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable.
  1. Turn off the computer.

  2. 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 5: Connecting an audio cable

    Image of the audio connection.
  3. 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 6: Connecting a VGA cable

    Image of the VGA connection.
  4. 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 7: Connecting a DVI cable

    Image of the DVI connection.
  5. 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 8: Connecting an HDMI cable

    Image of the HDMI connection.
  6. Connect one end of the power cord to the back of the monitor and plug the other end into a grounded outlet.

    Figure 9: Connecting the power

    Image of connecting the power.
  7. The cables can be hidden from view from the front of the monitor by routing them through the cable management notches on the upper sides of the base.

    Figure 10: Routing the cables

    Image of routing paths of the cables.
  8. Turn on your monitor and computer.


Step 3: Selecting the video input source

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.

  1. Press the Menu button on the front of the monitor to access the OSD main menu.

  2. 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.

  3. Click Save and Return after you make your choice.


Step 4: Installing drivers

Install the monitor-driver INF and ICM files from the CD, or download them from the Internet as follows:

Installing drivers from the CD

To install the monitor driver from the CD:

  1. Insert the CD in your computer CD drive.

    The CD menu appears.

  2. Select the language.

  3. Click Install Monitor Driver Software .

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  5. Restart the computer.

  6. Check that the proper resolutions and refresh rates appear in the Display Properties window in the Control Panel.

Installing drivers from the Web

To download the latest version of drivers and software files from the HP Support Web site:

  1. Go to the HP Support Web site .

  2. Select your country/region.

  3. Select Download Drivers and Software .

  4. Enter the model number of your monitor: w1858 or w2338h .

    The software downloads information for your monitor.

  5. Ensure your system meets the requirements given.

  6. Download and install the driver and software files by following the steps on the screen.


Tips and recommendations

  • 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 the monitor.
  • 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.


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