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LG ‎27MD5KL 27 Inch UltraFine 5K IPS Monitor User Manual

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LG ‎27MD5KL 27 Inch UltraFine 5K IPS Monitor

LG ‎27MD5KL 27 Inch UltraFine 5K IPS Monitor

IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS

Please read these safety precautions carefully before using the product.

WARNING
Failure to follow those warnings may result in death, serious injury, or damage to the product or other property.

Precautions to the AC Adapter and Electrical Power

WARNING

  • If water or any foreign substance goes inside the product (TV, monitor, power cord, or AC adapter), disconnect the power cord immediately and contact the service center. Otherwise, this may cause a fire or electric shock due to damage to the product.
  • Do not touch the power plug or AC adapter with wet hands. If the pins of the plug are wet or dusty, wipe and dry them before use. Otherwise, this may cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Make sure to completely insert the power cord into the AC adapter. If loosely connected, the poor connection may cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Be sure to use power cords and AC adapters provided or approved by LG Electronics, Inc. The use of non-approved products may cause a fire or electric shock.
  • When unplugging the power cord, always pull it by the plug. Do not bend the power cord with excessive force.
  • The power line can be damaged, which may cause electric shock or fire.
  • Be careful not to step or place heavy objects (electronic appliances, clothing, etc.) on the power cord or AC adapter. Be careful not to damage the power cord or AC adapter with sharp objects. Damaged power cords may cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Never disassemble, repair, or modify the power cord or AC adapter. This may cause a fire or electric shock.
  • Use only the power cord supplied with the unit or another manufacturer’s authorized cord. Failure to do so may result in fire electrical shock or damage to the product.
  • Use only a properly grounded plug and receptacle. If you do not you may be electrocuted or injured. Or the product might be damaged.
  • Do not use a damaged or loose plug. This may cause electrical shock or fire.
  • Operate the display only from a power source(i.e. voltage) indicated in the product specification.  Otherwise, the product can be damaged, fire can occur or you may be electrocuted. If you are not sure what type of power supply you have, consult a certified electrician.
  • In the presence of thunder and lightning, never touch the power cord and signal cable because it can be very dangerous. It can cause electric shock.
  • Do not connect several extension cords, electrical appliances, or electrical heaters to a single outlet. Use a power bar with a grounding terminal designed for exclusive use with the computer. A fire can break out due to overheating.
  • Do not touch the power plug with wet hands. Additionally, if the cord pin is wet or covered with dust, dry the power plug completely or wipe the dust off before plugging in the cord. You may be electrocuted due to excess moisture.
  • If you don’t intend to use the product for a long time, unplug the power cable from the product. Covering dust can cause a fire or insulation deterioration can cause electric leakage, electric shock, or fire.
  • Insert the power plug firmly so it cannot come loose. A loose connection can cause a fire.
  • Do not insert metal or other conductive materials into the product openings. Additionally, do not touch the power cable right after plugging it into the wall input terminal. You may be electrocuted.
  • The AC Plug is the disconnecting device. It should be easily accessible in case of emergency.
  • Please make sure the device is installed near the wall outlet to which it is connected and that the outlet is easily accessible.
  • Be sure to keep the outlet, AC adapter, and pins of the power plug clean from dust, etc. This may cause a fire.
  • Do not unplug the power cord while the product is in use. Electrical shock can damage the product.
  • As long as this unit is connected to the AC wall outlet, it is not disconnected from the AC power source even if the unit is turned off.

Precautions in Installing the Product

WARNING

  • Keep away from heat sources like heaters or open flames. Electrical shock, fire, malfunction, or deformation may occur.
  • Keep the packing anti-moisture material or vinyl packing out of the reach of children. Anti-moisture material is harmful if swallowed. If swallowed by mistake, force the patient to vomit and visit the nearest hospital. Additionally, vinyl packing can cause suffocation. Keep it out of the reach of children.
  • Do not put heavy objects on the product or sit upon it. If the product collapses or is dropped, you may be injured. Children must pay particular attention.
  • Do not leave the power or signal cable where someone can trip over it. The passerby can falter, which can cause electrical shock, fire, product breakdown, or injury.
  • Install the product in a neat and dry place. Do not use near water. Dust or moisture can cause electrical shock, fire, or product damage.
  • Do not add accessories that have not been designed for this display.
  • If you smell smoke or other odors or hear a strange sound from the product unplug the power cord and contact LG Customer Service. If you continue to use it without taking proper measures, electrical shock or fire can occur.
  • If you dropped the product or the case is broken, turn off the product and unplug the power cord. If you continue to use it without taking proper measures, electrical shock or fire can occur. Contact LG Customer Service.
  • Do not drop an object on or apply impact to the product. Do not throw any toys or objects at the product. It can cause injury to humans, problems with the product, and damage to the display.
  • Keep out of reach of children and do not place toys near the product.
  • Make sure the product ventilation hole is not blocked. Install the product more than 100 mm (3.9 inches) from the wall.
    If you install the product too close to the wall, it may be deformed or fire can break out due to internal heat build-up.
  • Do not cover the product with cloth or other material (eg. plastic) while plugged in. The product can be deformed or fire can break out due to internal overheating.
  • Place the product on a flat and stable surface that is large enough to support the product. If the product is dropped, you may be injured or the product may be broken.
  • Install the product where no Electromagnetic Interference occurs.
  • Keep the product away from direct sunlight. The product can be damaged.
  • Do not place the product on the floor. Small Children and others may trip over it.
  • Do not install this product on a wall if it could be exposed to oil or oil mist. This may damage the product and cause it to fall.
  • For displays with glossy bezels, the user should consider the placement of the display as the bezel may cause disturbing reflections from surrounding light and bright surfaces.

Precautions in Moving the Product

WARNING

  • Make sure to turn off the product.
  • You may be electrocuted or the product can be damaged.
  • Make sure to remove all cables before moving the product.
  • You may be electrocuted or the product can be damaged.
  • When lifting or moving the product, do not hold it upside down while holding only the stand.
  • This may cause the product to fall resulting in damage or injury.
  • Do not shock the product when moving it.
  • You may be electrocuted or the product can be damaged.
  • Make sure the panel faces forward and hold it with both hands to move.
  • If you drop the product, the damaged product can cause electric shock or fire.
  • Do not place the product face down.
  • This may damage the TFT-LCD screen.

Precautions in Using/Cleaning the Product

WARNING

  • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or modify the product yourself.
  • Fire or electric shock can occur.
  • Contact LG Customer Service for repair.
  • When cleaning the product, unplug the power cord and scrub gently with a soft cloth to prevent scratching.
  • Do not clean with a wet cloth or spray water or other liquids directly onto the product. An electric shock may occur. (Do not use chemicals such as benzene, paint thinners, or alcohol)
  • Keep the product away from water.
  • Fire or electric shock accidents can occur.
  • Avoid high temperatures and humidity.
  • Do not put or store flammable substances near the product.
  • There is a danger of explosion or fire.
  • Keep the product clean at all times.
  • Take a comfortable and natural position when working with the product.
  • Take a regular break when working with the product for a long time.
  • Do not press on the panel with a hand or sharp object such as a nail, pencil, or pen, or make a scratch on it.
  • Keep a proper distance from the product and rest from time to time. Your vision may be impaired if you look at the product too closely or for too long.
  • Set the appropriate resolution by referring to the User’s Guide.
  • Keep small accessories out of the reach of children.
  • Displaying a still image for a long time on the monitor may leave a persistent image or stain on the monitor screen. To avoid this problem, use a screen saver and power off when this product is not used. Persistent images or stains caused by long-time usage are not covered by the warranty on this product.
  • Do not use products using high voltage around the Monitor. (ex. Electrical Swatter) The monitor may have malfunctioned due to its electrical shock.
  • Spray water onto a soft cloth 2 to 4 times, and use it to clean the front frame; wipe in one direction only. Too much moisture may cause staining.

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OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE NOTICE INFORMATION

To obtain the source code under GPL, LGPL, MPL, and other open source licenses, that are contained in this product, please visit http://opensource.lge.com.In addition to the source code, all referred license terms, warranty disclaimers, and copyright notices are available for download.

LG Electronics will also provide open source code to you on CD-ROM for a charge covering the cost of performing such distribution (such as the cost of media, shipping, and handling) upon email request to o. This offer is valid for three years after our last shipment of this product. This offer is valid to anyone in receipt of this information.

ASSEMBLING AND PREPARING

CAUTION

  • Always use genuine LG components to ensure safety and product performance.
  • The product warranty will not cover damage or injury caused by the use of unauthorized components.
  • It is recommended to use the supplied components.

NOTE

  • Without prior notice, all product information and specifications contained in this manual are subject to change to improve the performance of the product.
  • To purchase optional accessories, visit an electronics store or an online shopping site, or contact the retailer from which you purchased the product.
  • The power cord provided may differ depending on the region.

Supported Software

Check the software supported by your product.

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  • LG Screen Manager is an application that provides a monitor software update feature.
  • You can download and install the latest version from the Apple App Store.

Product Description

Front

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Back

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NOTE

  • The ambient light sensor is for auto-brightness control of the display and can be controlled by Mac OS.

Input Connector

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ID Label / Sub ID Label
You can view the monitor’s ID Label and Sub ID Label.

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NOTE

  • ID Label: the monitor’s standard ID label that states the model name, production date, country of production, specifications, etc. Sub ID Label: a secondary ID label that states only the model name and basic specifications.

CAUTION

  • To view the ID Label, you must detach the stand.

Moving and Lifting the Monitor
When moving or lifting the monitor, follow these instructions to prevent the monitor from being scratched or damaged and to ensure safe transportation, regardless of its shape or size.

  • Place the monitor in the original box or packing material before attempting to move it.
  • Before moving or lifting the monitor, disconnect the power cord and all other cables.
  • Hold the bottom and side of the monitor frame firmly. Do not hold the panel itself.
  • When holding the monitor, the screen should face away from you to prevent it from being scratched.
  • When transporting the monitor, do not expose the monitor to shock or excessive vibration.
  • When moving the monitor, keep it upright and never turn the monitor on its side or tilt it sideways.

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CAUTION

  • Avoid touching the monitor screen as much as possible.
  • This may result in damage to the screen or some of the pixels used to create images.
  • If you use the monitor panel without the stand base, its button may cause the monitor to become unstable and fall, resulting in damage to the monitor or human injury. In addition, this may cause the button to malfunction.

Installing on a Table

  1. Lift the monitor and place it on the table in an upright position. Place the monitor at least 100 mm (3.9 inches) away from the wall to ensure sufficient ventilation.LG ‎27MD5KL 27 Inch UltraFine 5K IPS Monitor 10
  2. Connect the power cord to the monitor and then plug the power cord into the wall outlet.

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CAUTION

  • Unplug the power cord before moving or installing the monitor. There is a risk of electric shock.

Cautions When Connecting Power Cord

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  • Make sure to use the power cord that is provided in the product package and connect it to a grounded power outlet.
  • If you need another power cord, please contact your local dealer or the nearest retail store.

Adjusting the Stand Height

  1. Place the monitor mounted on the stand base in an upright position.
  2. Handle the monitor with both hands for safety.

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WARNING

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  • When adjusting the screen height, do not place your hand on the stand body to avoid injury to your fingers.LG ‎27MD5KL 27 Inch UltraFine 5K IPS Monitor 15
  • Be careful not to touch or press the screen area when adjusting the angle of the monitor.

NOTE

  • The left or right side of the monitor head can be slightly rotated up or down. Adjust the horizontal level of the monitor head.

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Adjusting the Angle

  1. Place the monitor in an upright position, mounted on the stand base.
  2. Adjust the angle of the screen. The angle of the screen can be adjusted forward or backward for a comfortable viewing experience.

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Using the Kensington Lock
The connector for the Kensington security system is located at the back of the monitor. For more information on installation and usage, refer to the Kensington lock owner’s manual or visit the website at http://www.kensington.com.Connect the monitor to a table using the Kensington security system cable.

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CAUTION

  • Be sure to attach the VESA design cover before attaching the wall mount bracket.
  • If you use screws longer than the standard length, it may damage the inside of the product.
  • To prevent injury, this apparatus must be securely attached to the wall by the installation instructions.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

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NOTE

  • Not setting the graphics card to the recommended (optimal) resolution may result in blurred text, a dimmed screen, a truncated display area, or misalignment of the display.
  • The setting methods may be different depending on the computer or operating system, and some resolutions may not be available depending on the performance of the graphics card. If this is the case, contact the
  • manufacturer of the computer or graphics card for assistance.
  • Some graphics cards may not support 5120 × 2880 resolution. If the resolution cannot be displayed, contact the manufacturer of your graphics card or Mac, please update your OS or driver to the latest version.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

The product specifications below may be changed without prior notice due to the upgrade of product functions. The symbol means alternating current and the symbol means direct current.

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  • The On Mode of power consumption is measured with the ENERGY STAR® test standard.
  • The power consumption level can be different by operating conditions and monitor settings.
  • The monitor goes into the sleep mode in a couple of minutes. (Max 5 minutes).

Signal Timing

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FAQS About LG ‎27MD5KL 27 Inch UltraFine 5K IPS Monitor

What is the resolution of the LG 27MD5KL monitor?

The LG 27MD5KL monitor has a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels, which is commonly referred to as 5K resolution.

What is the screen size of the LG 27MD5KL monitor?

The LG 27MD5KL monitor features a 27-inch screen size, providing ample display space for various tasks.

Does the LG 27MD5KL monitor support Thunderbolt 3 connectivity?

Yes, the LG 27MD5KL monitor supports Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, allowing for high-speed data transfer and power delivery over a single cable.

Is the LG 27MD5KL monitor compatible with Mac computers?

Yes, the LG 27MD5KL monitor is specifically designed for use with Mac computers and is optimized for compatibility with macOS systems.

Does the LG 27MD5KL monitor support HDR (High Dynamic Range) content?

Yes, the LG 27MD5KL monitor supports HDR content, offering enhanced brightness, contrast, and color accuracy for a more immersive viewing experience.

What is the color gamut coverage of the LG 27MD5KL monitor?

The LG 27MD5KL monitor offers wide color gamut coverage, including support for P3 and DCI-P3 color spaces, ensuring vibrant and accurate colors for professional applications.

Does the LG 27MD5KL monitor feature built-in speakers?

Yes, the LG 27MD5KL monitor includes built-in stereo speakers, providing audio playback capabilities without the need for external speakers.

Can the LG 27MD5KL monitor be used for gaming?

While the LG 27MD5KL monitor offers excellent display quality, it may not be the best choice for gaming due to its higher resolution and lower refresh rate compared to gaming-specific monitors.

Does the LG 27MD5KL monitor support adjustable stand height and tilt?

Yes, the LG 27MD5KL monitor features an adjustable stand that allows for height and tilt adjustments, enabling users to customize their viewing experience for maximum comfort.

What is the warranty coverage for the LG 27MD5KL monitor?

The warranty coverage for the LG 27MD5KL monitor typically includes a limited manufacturer’s warranty, which may vary depending on the region and retailer. It’s recommended to check the warranty details before making a purchase.

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