What is OSD Lock on Monitor, and How Do I Use It?

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What is OSD Lock on Monitor

OSD is an abbreviation for “On Screen Display.” It is a configuration menu that comes with a variety of monitors.  The onscreen display may appear by pressing the MENU button or one of the other buttons on the front or side. OSD is a feature available in most recently launched monitors from brands like Samsung, HP, Lenovo, LG, Asus, and others.

Monitor calibration options, such as brightness, contrast, and color adjustments, are typically available via the OSD. Some OSDs may also have controls for horizontal and vertical position, tilt, and keystone adjustments.

Why does the monitor show the message OSD lockout?

When a specific OSD button is held for some time, usually 10 seconds, the OSD Lockout message appears. Hold the button for another 10 seconds to remove the lock, and the message should disappear. If this does not disable the lock, the button may have failed and needs to be repaired.

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How to Unlock OSD?

The onscreen display may be locked if you cannot change the monitor settings via the OSD interface. When you try to change the settings, you may see the phrase “OSD Locked” appear. Some monitors have an option in the “OSD Lock” menu that you can enable or disable.

This method works for monitors from popular brands such as Dell, HP, ASUS, Acer, LG, Samsung, Lenovo, and others. This is because the MENU button is present on most monitors regardless of the brand.

If Monitor Has OSD Lock Feature

  1. Check if your monitor has the OSD Lock feature.
  2. If it does, turn off OSD Lock.
  3. You should now be able to change your monitor settings.

If Monitor doesn’t have an OSD Lock feature

  1. If your monitor does not have OSD Lock, press the MENU button on the front or side of the monitor for 10 seconds.
  2. In some cases, you may have to wait patiently for up to 15 seconds for the OSD to unlock.
  3. Once the OSD is unlocked, you can change your monitor settings.

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How do I turn it off?

The OSD Lockout message appears when a specific OSD button is held for some time, usually 10 seconds. Hold the button for another 10 seconds to release the lock, and the message should vanish. If this does not disable the lock, it is possible that the button has failed and must be repaired.

Where is the OSD button located?

This abbreviation stands for “On Screen Display.” Most monitors include an on-screen menu for making display adjustments. This menu, known as the OSD, is accessed by pressing the Menu button on the side or front of your monitor.

How do you unlock AOC OSD lock?

To lock the OSD, press and hold the menu button while the monitor is turned off, then press the power button to turn the monitor on. To unlock the OSD, press and hold the menu button while the monitor is turned off, then press the power button to turn it on.

What exactly is an OSD timeout?

An OSD timeout is the time that elapses between the point at which you stop using the menu and the point at which the menu disappears. The information will be displayed if your device does not have an OSD timeout until you manually exit the menu or turn off the device.

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