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#1 tharpdevenport

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 07:51 PM

I've exchanged the old Planar monitor, modle PL1910M, for a new one since the old one went bad.  I thought I had it in the bag by writing down all the settings and taking a screen grab of the desktop so I could put everything back in place as it was.

 

Only one catch: I press power/menu button, and it tells me:

 

Lock Out

 

 

I went online immediately to find a solution, but I can't find one that works.  Every sites tells me to hold down the power button for two twenty seconds to unlock a monitor (I couldn't find info' for my specific make/model), but it doesn't work.  I don't see a way to adjust those settings with the computer as opposed to the monitor (britness, contrast, etc).

 

How do I unlock this monitor?  It has - and + buttons for sound (which isn't used from the monitor), the power button in them iddle, and  < and > arrow buttons -- incase there is some combo I need to press.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 08:20 PM

See page 9 of this manual. Hold the + and - buttons for 3 seconds to unlock.

 

http://www.planar.com/media/88513/mn-planar-pl1910m.pdf

 

Edit: If the the above does not work then see page 12 of this manual

 

http://www.planar.com/media/221669/mn-planar-pl1910w.pdf


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 November 2016 - 08:28 PM.


#3 tharpdevenport

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 08:25 PM

I followed the manual.  Good thing I didn't give up.  All five were locked out and I tried the technique for it two or three times to unclock as per the manual, and it didn't work.  Finally I held them down until it did something, about ten or so seconds later.  It worked.

 

Thanks, JohnC_21.

 

 

Now I know in the future if I am in a position to sell a monitor, don't lock it out and have some poor guy on the other end trying to figure it out.



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 08:30 PM

Your Welcome, Glad you got it sorted out.

 

I found the correct manual in my edited post. I initially linked to the PLL1910m, I have corrected it to the PL1910M.






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