How to Install a Viewsonic Monitor

By Heather Lindsay

Installing a ViewSonic monitor can enhance the multimedia experience of a computer owner. These monitors are easy and quick to install. Regardless of whether your ViewSonic monitor is 15 or 30 inches, installation only takes a few minutes.

Step 1

Determine which video data connection type you want to use: D-sub, DVI or HDMI.

Step 2

Connect the appropriate data cable type to the back of the monitor. Only one end of the data cable will fit into the monitor output connector.

Step 3

Connect the other end of the data cable to your computer's graphics output connector. If there is more than one video output on your graphics solution, use the top left-most connector.

Step 4

Connect your ViewSonic's electrical cord to the back of the monitor. This connector is also keyed and only fits one end of the power cable.

Step 5

Plug in the alternate end of the ViewSonic's electrical cable to an appropriately rated electrical outlet--preferably an outlet in a surge protector to protect your monitor from power surges.

Step 6

Power on your PC and monitor to ensure that the connections are in fact secure and the monitor is working correctly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Install your computer monitor on a separate outlet from the computer itself, as monitors use a lot of electrical power.
  • Do not plug in your monitor's electrical cable first, as it is unwise to plug in electrified components to your PC.