Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor User Guide
Setting the display resolution to 2560 x 1080 (maximum)
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Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
About Your Monitor
Setting Up the Monitor
Operating the Monitor
Dell Display Manager User's Guide
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Dell Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in
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Setting Up Your Monitor
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor
Setting the display resolution to 2560 x 1080 (maximum)
For maximum display performance with Microsoft ® Windows ® operating systems, set the display resolution to 2560 x 1080 pixels by performing the following steps:
In Windows Vista®:
1. Right-click on the desktop and click Personalization.
2. Click Change Display Settings.
3. Move the slider-bar to the right by pressing and holding the left-mouse button and adjust the screen resolution to 2560 x 1080.
4. Click OK.
In Windows ® 7 or Windows ® 8:
1. Right-click on the desktop and click Screen Resolution.
2. Move the slider-bar by pressing and holding the left-mouse button and adjust the screen resolution to 2560 x 1080.
3. Click OK.
If you do not see 2560 x 1080 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Please choose the scenario below that best describes the computer system you are
using, and follow the provided directions:
1: If you have a Dell™ desktop or a Dell™ portable computer with internet access.
2: If you have a non Dell™ desktop, portable computer, or graphics card.
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About Your Monitor
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
Package Contents
Product Features
Identifying Parts and Controls
Monitor Specifications
Plug and Play Capability
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface
LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy
Maintenance Guidelines
Package Contents
Your monitor ships with the components shown below. Ensure that you have received all the components and contact Dell if something is missing.
NOTE: Some items may be optional and may not ship with your Monitor. Some features or media may not be available in certain countries.
NOTE: To set up with any other stand, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for setup instructions.
Monitor
Stand
Power Cable (varies by countries)
DisplayPort cable (Mini-DP to DP)
DVI-DL Cable
USB 3.0 upstream cable (enables the USB ports on the monitor)
Velcro cable tie
Drivers and Documentation media
Quick Setup Guide
Product and Safety Information Guide
Factory Calibration Report
Product Features
The U2913WM flat panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film Transistor (TFT), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). The monitor features include:
■ 29-inch (73.02 cm) viewable area display (Measured diagonally). Wide Full HD 2560 x 1080 (21:9 aspect ratio) resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
■ Ultra wide viewing angle to allow viewing from a sitting or standing position, or while moving from side-to-side.
■ Tilt, swivel and vertical extension adjustment capabilities.
■ Supports Dual-link DVI-D(HDCP), DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI and DP 1.2 , VGA and USB3.0
■ Supports Picture by Picture (PBP) Select mode.
■ Removable pedestal and Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA™) 100 mm mounting holes for flexible mounting solutions.
■ Plug and play capability if supported by your system.
■ On-Screen Display (OSD) adjustments for ease of set-up and screen optimization.
■ Software and documentation media includes an information file (INF), Image color Matching File (ICM), Dell Display Manager software application and product documentation. Dell
Display Manager software included (comes in the CD shipped with the monitor).
■ Energy Saver feature for Energy Star compliance.
■ Security lock slot.
■ Asset Management Capability.
■ Capability to switch from wide aspect to standard aspect ratio while maintaining the image quality.
■ EPEAT Gold Rating.
■ BFR/PVC-reduced.
■ Arsenic-Free glass and Mercury Free for Panel only.
■ Energy Gauge shows the energy level being consumed by the monitor in real time.
■ High Dynamic Contrast Ratio (2,000,000:1) .
■ TCO Certified Displays.
■ Color gamut of >99% sRGB.
■ Supports DVI-D, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, DP1.1a, DP 1.2 MST (also known as DP Daisy Chain) and HBR2 (Default out of factory setting is DP1.1a. To enable MST and HBR2,
refer to instruction on section "Connecting the Monitor for DP MST Function" ).
Identifying Parts and Controls
Front View
Front View
Label
Front panel controls
Description
1
Preset Modes (default, but configurable)
2
Brightness & Contrast (default, but configurable)
3
Menu
4
Exit
5
Power (with glowing LED)
Back View
Back view
Label
Back view with monitor stand
Description
Use
1
VESA mounting holes (100 mm x 100 mm
- behind attached VESA Plate)
Wall mount monitor using VESA-compatible wall mount kit (100 mm x 100 mm) .
2
Regulatory label
Lists the regulatory approvals.
3
Stand release button
Release stand from monitor.
4
Security lock slot
Secures monitor with security cable lock.
5
Service tag label
Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support.
6
Barcode serial number label
To contact Dell for technical support.
7
Dell Soundbar mounting brackets
Attaches the optional Dell Soundbar.
8
USB downstream ports
Connect your USB devices.
9
Cable management slot
Use to organize cables by placing them through the slot.
Side View
Left view
Right view
Bottom View
Bottom view
Label
1
Bottom view with monitor stand
Description
AC power cord connector
Use
Connect the power cable.
2
DC power connector for Dell Soundbar
Connect the power cord for the soundbar (optional).
3
VGA connector
Connect your computer VGA cable.
4
DisplayPort connector (in)
Connect your computer DP cable.
5
Mini DisplayPort connector (in)
Connect your computer DP cable.
6
DVI connector
Connect your computer DVI (Dual link) cable.
7
HDMI connector
Connect to devices with HDMI output (or equivalent) such as PC, notebooks, DVD player
or set-up box.
8
DisplayPort connector (out)
DisplayPort output for MST (Multi-Stream Transport) capable monitor. DP 1.1 monitor can
only be connected as the last monitor in the MST chain. To enable MST, refer to
instruction on section "Connecting the Monitor for DP MST Function".
9
Audio connectors
For HDMI 1.4 audio channel or DisplayPort 1.2 audio channel output.
Connect the audio channel output to the black connector. Use this connector for 2.0
channel audio connection. *
10
USB upstream port
Connect the USB cable that came with your monitor to the computer. Once this cable is
connected, you can use the USB connectors on the monitor.
11
USB downstream ports
Connect your USB devices. You can only use this connector after you have connected the
USB upstream cable from the computer to the monitor.
12
Stand lock feature
To lock the stand to the monitor using M3x 6 mm machine screw (screw not provided).
* Headphone usage is not supported for the audio line out connector.
Monitor Specifications
Flat Panel Specifications
Screen type
Active matrix - TFT LCD
Panel type
AH In-plane switching
Screen dimensions
29 inches (29-inches viewable image size)
Preset display area:
694.6 (H) X 308.9 (V) mm Horizontal
694.6 mm (27.30 inches)
Vertical
308.9 mm (12.16 inches)
Pixel pitch
0.09 (H) mm x 0.26 (V) mm
Viewing angle
Luminance output
178° (vertical) typical
178° (horizontal) typical
300 cd/m²(typical), 50 cd/m² (minimum)
Contrast ratio
1000 to 1 (typical), 2,000,000 : 1 (typical Dynamic Contrast On)
Faceplate coating
Antiglare with hard-coating 3H
Backlight
LED edgelight system
Backlight Life
30K hours
Response Time
8 ms gray-to-gray (typical)
Color depth
16.7 million colors
Color Gamut
sRGB >99%
*[U2913WM] color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (82%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards.
Resolution Specifications
Horizontal scan range
30 kHz to 94 kHz (automatic)
Vertical scan range
56 Hz to 86 Hz (automatic)
Maximum preset resolution
2560 x 1080 at 60 Hz
Supported Video Modes
Video display capabilities
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 1080i
Preset Display Modes
Display Mode
Horizontal Frequency (kHz) Vertical Frequency (Hz) Pixel Clock (MHz) Sync Polarity (Horizontal/Vertical)
VESA, 720 x 400
31.5
70.0
28.3
-/+
VESA, 640 x 480
31.5
60.0
25.2
-/VESA, 640 x 480
37.5
75.0
31.5
-/VESA, 800 x 600
37.9
60.0
40.0
+/+
VESA, 800 x 600
46.9
75.0
49.5
+/+
VESA, 1024 x 768
48.4
60.0
65.0
-/VESA, 1024 x 768
60.0
75.0
78.8
+/+
VESA, 1152 x 864
67.5
75.0
108.0
+/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024
64.0
60.0
108.0
+/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024
80.0
75.0
135.0
+/+
VESA, 1680 x 1050
VESA, 1920 x 1080
VESA, 1920 x 1080
75.0
67.5
55.6
60.0
60.0
49.9
148.5
148.5
141.5
+/+
+/+
+/+
VESA, 2560 x 1080
66.7
60.0
185.6
+/+
Electrical Specifications
Video input signals
Analog RGB, 0.7 Volts +/- 5%, positive polarity at 75 ohm input impedance
Digital DVI TMDS, 600mV for each differential line, positive polarity at 50 ohm input impedance
DP1.2/HDMI1.4 signal input support
Synchronization input signals
TTL levels required and separate syncs (including Trigger points), SOG (Composite SYNC on green)
AC input voltage/frequency/current 100 VAC to 240 VAC / 50 Hz or 60 Hz + 3 Hz / 1.5 A (Typical)
120 V : 30 A (Max)
Inrush current
240 V : 60 A (Max)
Physical Characteristics
Connector type
15-pin D-sub miniature, blue connector; DVI-DL, white connector; HDMI/DP(in)/DP(out)/ mDP , black connector
Signal cable type
DVI: Detachable, DVI-DL, Solid pins, shipped detached from the monitor
Analog: Detachable, D-Sub, 15 pins
DisplayPort: Detachable, DisplayPort, Solid pins
Mini-DP to DP: Detachable, DisplayPort, Solid pins, shipped detached from the monitor
High Definition Multimedia Interface: Detachable, HDMI, 19 pins
Dimensions (with stand)
Height (extended)
487.0 mm (19.17 inches)
Height (compressed)
358.7 mm (14.12 inches)
Width
699.8 mm (27.55 inches)
Depth
194.2 mm (7.65 inches)
Dimensions (without stand)
Height 317.0 mm (12.48 inches)
Width
699.8 mm (27.55 inches)
Depth
61.2 mm (2.41 inches)
Stand dimensions
Height (extended)
401.2 mm (15.80 inches)
Height (compressed)
358.1 mm (14.10 inches)
Width
288.0 mm (11.34 inches)
Depth
194.2 mm (7.65 inches)
Weight
Weight with packaging
11.35 kg(25.02 lb)
Weight with stand assembly and cables
8.34 kg (18.39 lb)
Weight without stand assembly
5.76 kg (12.70 lb)
(For wall mount or VESA mount considerations - no cables)
Weight of stand assembly
1.95 kg (4.30 lb)
Front Frame Gloss
Dell Standard Black (Low Gloss 17+/-3gu)
Environmentall Characteristics
Temperature
Operating
0 °C to 40 °C
Non-operating
Storage: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Shipping: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Humidity
Operating
10% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating
Storage: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Shipping: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude
Operating
5,000 m (16,400 ft) max
Non-operating
10,668 m (35,000 ft) max
Thermal dissipation
307.09 BTU/hour (maximum)
109.19 BTU/hour (typical)
Power Management Modes
If you have VESA's DPM™ compliance display card or software installed in your PC, the monitor can automatically reduce its power consumption when not in use. This is referred to as
Power Save Mode*. If the computer detects input from keyboard, mouse, or other input devices, the monitor automatically resumes functioning. The following table shows the power
consumption and signaling of this automatic power saving feature:
VESA Modes
Normal operation
Horizontal Sync
Active
Vertical Sync
Active
Video
Active
Power Indicator
White
Active-Off mode
Switch Off
Inactive
-
Inactive
-
Blanked
-
White (Glowing)
Off
Power Consumption
90 W (maximum) **
32 W (typical)
Less than 0.5 W
Less than 0.5 W
The OSD will only function in the normal operation mode. When any button is pressed in Active-off mode, one of the following messages will be displayed:
Activate the computer and the monitor to gain access to the OSD.
NOTE: This monitor is ENERGY STAR ®-compliant. * Zero power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the main cable from the monitor.
** Maximum power consumption with max luminance, Dell Soundbar, and USB active.
Pin Assignments
VGA Connector
DVI Connector
Pin
15-pin Side of the
Number monitor connector
(Cable not included)
1
2
3
4
5
Video-Red Video-Green
Video-Blue
GND
Self-test
Pin
15-pin Side of the
Pin
Number monitor connector
Number
(Cable not included)
1
9
Computer 5 V/3.3 V
2
10
GND-sync
3
11
GND
4
12
DDC data
5
13
H-sync
6
24-pin Side of the
monitor connector
TMDS RX2TMDS RX2+
TMDS Ground
Floating
Floating
DDC Clock
Pin
Number
13
14
15
16
17
18
24-pin Side of the
monitor connector
Floating
+5 V/+3.3 V power
Self test Hot Plug Detect
TMDS RX0TMDS RX0+
6
GND-R
14
V-sync
7
GND-G
15
DDC clock
8
GND-B
7
DDC Data
19
TMDS Ground
8
Floating
20
Floating
9
TMDS RX1-
21
Floating
10
TMDS RX1+
22
TMDS Ground
11
12
TMDS Ground
Floating
23
24
TMDS Clock+
TMDS Clock-
DisplayPort Connector
19-pin
HDMI Connector Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
20-pin Side of the
monitor connector
ML0(p)
GND
ML0(n)
ML1(p)
GND
ML1(n)
ML2(p)
GND
ML2(n)
ML3(p)
Pin
Number
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
20-pin Side of the
monitor connector
GND
ML3(n)
GND
GND
AUX(p)
GND
AUX(n)
HPD
DP_PWR Return
+3.3 V DP_PWR
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
19-pin Side of the monitor connector
(Cable not included)
TMDS DATA 2+
TMDS DATA 2 SHIELD
TMDS DATA 2TMDS DATA 1+
TMDS DATA 1 SHIELD
TMDS DATA 1TMDS DATA 0+
TMDS DATA 0 SHIELD
TMDS DATA 0TMDS CLOCK
Pin
Number
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
19-pin Side of the monitor connector
(Cable not included)
TMDS CLOCK SHIELD
TMDS CLOCKFloating
Floating
DDC CLOCK (SDA)
DDC DATA (SDA)
GROUND
+5 V POWER
HOT PLUG DETECT
Plug and Play Capability
You can install the monitor in any Plug and Play-compatible system. The monitor automatically provides the computer system with its Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) using
Display Data Channel (DDC) protocols so the system can configure itself and optimize the monitor settings. Most monitor installations are automatic; you can select different settings if
desired. For more information about changing the monitor settings, see Operating the Monitor.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface
This section gives you information about the USB ports that are available on the left side of your monitor.
NOTE: The USB ports on this monitor are USB 3.0 compliant.
Transfer speed
Data
Rate
Power Consumption
SuperSpeed
5 Gbps
4.5 W (Max., each port)
Hi-Speed
480 Mbps
2.5 W (Max., each port)
Full speed
12 Mbps
2.5 W (Max., each port)
Low speed
1.5 Mbps
2.5 W (Max., each port)
USB Upstream
Connector
USB Downstream
Connector
Pin Number Signal Name
Pin Number Signal Name
1
VBUS
1
VBUS
2
D-
2
D-
3
D+
3
D+
4
GND
4
GND
5
StdB_SSTX-
6
5
StdA_SSRX-
StdB_SSTX+
6
StdA_SSRX+
7
GND_DRAIN
7
GND_DRAIN
8
StdB_SSRX-
8
StdA_SSTX-
9
StdB_SSRX+
9
StdA_SSTX+
Shell
Shield
Shell
Shield
USB Ports
1 upstream - back
4 downstream - 2 on back; 2 on left side
NOTE: USB 3.0 functionality requires a USB 3.0 compatible computer. NOTE: The monitor's USB interface works only when the monitor is on or in power save mode. If you turn off the monitor and then turn it on, the attached peripherals may take
a few seconds to resume normal functionality.
LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy
During the LCD Monitor manufacturing process, it is not uncommon for one or more pixels to become fixed in an unchanging state which are hard to see and do not affect the display
quality or usability. For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at: www.dell.com/support/monitors.
Maintenance Guideliness
Cleaning Your Monitor
WARNING: Read and follow the safety instructions before cleaning the monitor. WARNING: Before cleaning the monitor, unplug the monitor power cable from the electrical outlet. For best practices, follow the instructions in the list below while unpacking, cleaning, or handling your monitor:
To clean your antistatic screen, lightly dampen a soft, clean cloth with water. If possible, use a special screen-cleaning tissue or solution suitable for the antistatic coating. Do not
use benzene, thinner, ammonia, abrasive cleaners, or compressed air.
Use a lightly-dampened, warm cloth to clean the monitor. Avoid using detergent of any kind as some detergents leave a milky film on the monitor. If you notice white powder when you unpack your monitor, wipe it off with a cloth.
Handle your monitor with care as a darker-colored monitor may scratch and show white scuff marks more than a lighter-colored monitor. To help maintain the best image quality on your monitor, use a dynamically changing screen saver and turn off your monitor when not in use.
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Setting Up the Monitor
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
Attaching the Stand
Connecting the Monitor
Organizing Your Cables
Attaching the Soundbar AX510 / AX510PA (Optional)
Removing the Stand Wall Mounting (Optional)
Attaching the Stand
NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for set up instructions.
To attach the monitor stand:
1.Remove the cover and place the monitor on it.
2.Fit the two tabs on the upper part of the stand to the groove on the back of the monitor.
3.Press the stand till it snaps into its place.
Connecting Your Monitor
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions.
To connect your monitor to the computer:
1.
Turn Off your computer and disconnect the power cable.
2.
Connect the white DVI-D (digital) or the blue VGA (analog ) or the black DP(DisplayPort)/mDP/HDMI cable to the corresponding video port on the
back of your computer. Do not use the three cables on the same computer. Use all the cables only when they are connected to three different
computers with appropriate video systems.
NOTE: Do not connect the blue VGA, the white DVI, or the black DisplayPort/HDMI cables to the computer at the same time.
Connecting the white DVI cable
Connecting the blue VGA cable (Optional)
Connecting the black DisplayPort (or miniDP) cable
Connecting the HDMI Cable (Optional)
Connecting the Monitor for DP Multi-Stream Transport (MST) function
NOTE: U2913WM support the DP MST feature. To make use of this feature, your PC Graphics Card must be certified to DP1.2 with MST option.
The default out of factory setting in the U2913WM is DP1.1a.
To enable MST connection please use only DP cable as provided in box (or other DP1.2 certified cable) and change the DP setting to DP1.2 by performing the below steps:
A) Monitor is able to show content
1. Use OSD button to navigate to Other Settings
2. Go to DisplayPort 1.2 selection
3. Select Enable or Disable accordingly
4. Follow the screen message to confirm selection of DP1.2 or DP1.1a
B) Monitor fails to show any content (blank screen)
1. Press OSD button to invoke the Input Source OSD menu
2. Use the
or
button to highlight "DisplayPort" or "Mini DisplayPort"
3. Press and hold the
key for approximately 8 sec.
4. The DisplayPort configuration message will appear:
5. Use the
button to enable DP1.2 or
button to exit without making any changes
Repeat the above steps to change the setting back to DP 1.1a if necessary.
CAUTION: The Graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance of the computer may vary.
Connecting the USB cable
After you have completed connecting the DVI/VGA/DP/mDP/HDMI cable, follow the procedure below to connect the USB cable to the computer and complete your monitor
setup:
Connect the upstream USB port (cable supplied) to an appropriate USB port on your computer. (See bottom view for details.)
Connect USB peripherals to the downstream USB ports (side or bottom) on the monitor. (See side or bottom view for details.)
Plug the power cables for your computer and monitor into a nearby outlet.
Turn On the monitor and the computer.
If your monitor displays an image, installation is complete. If it does not display an image, see Solving Problems.
5. Use the cable slot on the monitor stand to organize the cables.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Organizing Your Cables
After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment,) use the Velcro cable tie to organize all cables as shown
above.
Attaching the Soundbar AX510 / AX510PA (Optional)
CAUTION: Do not use with any device other than the Dell Soundbar. NOTE: The Soundbar power connector (+12 V DC output) is for the optional Dell Soundbar AX510/AX510PA only.
To attach the Soundbar:
1.
Working from the back of the monitor, attach the Soundbar by aligning the two slots with the two tabs along the bottom of the monitor.
2.
Slide the Soundbar to the left until it snaps into place.
3. Connect the Soundbar with the DC power connector.
4.
Insert the mini stereo plug from the back of the Soundbar into the computer’s audio output jack.
For HDMI/DP, you can insert the mini stereo plug into the monitor’s audio output port.
If there is no sound, check your PC if the Audio output is configured to HDMI/DP output.
Removing the Stand
NOTE: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand, ensure that the monitor is placed on a soft, clean surface.
NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for set up
instructions.
To remove the stand:
1. Place the monitor on a flat surface.
2. Press and hold the stand release button.
3. Lift the stand up and away from the monitor.
Wall Mounting (Optional)
(Screw dimension: M4 x 10 mm).
Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA-compatible base mounting kit.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion on a stable flat table.
Remove the stand.
Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws securing the plastic cover.
Attach the mounting bracket from the wall mounting kit to the LCD.
Mount the LCD on the wall by following the instructions that came with the base mounting kit.
NOTE: For use only with UL Listed Wall Mount Bracket with minimum weight/load bearing capacity of 5.76 kg.
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Operating the Monitor
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
Using the Front Panel Controls
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
Setting the Maximum Resolution
Using the Dell Soundbar AX510/AX510PA only (Optional)
Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension
Using the Front Panel
Use the control buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the characteristics of the image being displayed. As you use these buttons to adjust the controls, an OSD shows the
numeric values of the characteristics as they change.
The following table describes the front panel buttons:
Front Panel Icon
1
Description
Use this button to choose from a list of preset color modes.
Shortcut key/ Preset Modes
2
Use this button to directly access the "Brightness/Contrast" menu.
Shortcut key / Brightness/Contrast
3
Use the MENU button to launch the on-screen display (OSD) and select the OSD Menu. See Accessing the Menu System.
Menu
4
Use this button to go back to the main menu or exit the OSD main menu.
Exit
5
Use the Power button to turn the monitor on and off.
The white LED indicates the monitor is on and fully functional.
Power
(with glowing LED)
A glowing white LED indicates DPMS power save mode.
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
Accessing the Menu System
NOTE: If you change the settings and then either proceed to another menu or exit the OSD menu, the monitor automatically saves those changes. The changes are also
saved if you change the settings and then wait for the OSD menu to disappear.
1.
Push the
button to launch the OSD menu and display the main menu.
2.
and
buttons to move between the setting options. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. See the following table for
Push the
a complete list of all the options available for the monitor.
3. Push the
button once to activate the highlighted option. 4.
Push
and
button to select the desired parameter.
5.
Push
6.
Select the
to enter the slide bar and then use the button to return to the main menu.
and
buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your changes.
Icon
Menu and
Submenus
Brightness/Contrast Use this menu to activate Brightness/Contrast adjustment.
Description
Brightness
Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight.
Contrast
Push the
button to increase brightness and push the
button to decrease brightness (min 0 ~ max 100).
Adjust Brightness first, and then adjust Contrast only if further adjustment is necessary.
Auto Adjust
Push the
button to increase contrast and push the
button to decrease contrast (min 0 ~ max 100).
The Contrast function adjusts the degree of difference between darkness and lightness on the monitor screen.
Even though your computer recognizes your monitor on startup, the Auto Adjustment function optimizes the display settings for use with
your particular setup.
Auto Adjustment allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming video signal. After using Auto Adjustment, you can further tune your
monitor by using the Pixel Clock (Coarse) and Phase (Fine) controls under Image Settings.
NOTE: In most cases, Auto Adjust produces the best image for your configuration.
NOTE: Auto Adjust option is only available when you are using the analog (VGA) connector.
Input Source
Use the Input Source menu to select between different video signals that may be connected to your monitor.
VGA
Select VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Press the
DVI-D
Select DVI-D input when you are using the Digital (DVI) connector. Press the
DisplayPort
Select DisplayPort input when you are using the DisplayPort (DP) connector. Press the
to select the VGA input source.
to select the DVI input source.
to select the DisplayPort input source.
Mini DisplayPort
Select Mini DisplayPort input when you are using the Mini DisplayPort (DP) connector. Press the
source.
HDMI
Select HDMI input when you are using the HDMI connector. Press the
Color Settings
Use the Color Settings to adjust the color setting mode and color temperature.
to select the Mini DisplayPort input
button to select the HDMI input source.
There are different color setting sub-menus for VGA/DVI-D/HDMI/DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort.
Input Color Format
Choose the RGB option if monitor is connected to a computer or a DVD using a VGA or DVI cable. Choose the YPbPr option if monitor is
connected to a DVD by a YPbPr to VGA cable or if the DVD color output setting is not RGB.
Gamma
Allows you to set the color mode to PC or MAC.
Preset Modes
You can choose Standard, Multimedia, Movie, Game, Paper, Color Temperature, sRGB orr Custom Color;
Standard: Loads the monitor's default color settings. This is the default preset mode.
Multimedia: Loads color settings ideal for multimedia applications.
Movie: Loads color settings ideal for most movie applications.
Game: Loads color settings ideal for most gaming applications. User is advised to use game Preset mode to play games at all time.
Paper: Loads brightness and sharpness settings ideal for viewing text. Blend the text background to simulate paper media without
affecting color images.
Color Temperature: The screen appears warmer with a red/yellow tint with slider set at 5,000K or cooler with blue tint with slider set
at 10,000K.
sRGB: Mode to emulate 72% NTSC color.
Custom Colorr: Allows you to manually adjust the color settings. Press the
values and create your own preset color mode.
and
buttons to adjust the three colors (R, G, B)
Hue
This feature can shift color of video image to green or purple. This is used to adjust the desired flesh tone color. Use
the hue from '0' to '100'.
Press
or
to increase the green shade of the video image.
Press
to increase the purple shade of the video image.
NOTE: Hue adjustment is available only for Movie and Game mode.
Saturation
This feature can adjust the color saturation of the video image. Use
Press
to increase the monochrome appearance of the video image.
or
to adjust the saturation from '0' to '100'.
to adjust
Reset Color
Settings
Display Settings
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Position
Press
to increase the colorful appearance of the video image.
NOTE: Saturation adjustment is available only for Movie and Game mode.
Reset your monitor color settings to the factory settings.
Use the Display Settings to adjust image.
Adjust the image ratio as wide 21:9, 16:9, Auto Resize or 1:1.
Use the
or
to adjust image left or right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).
Use the
or
to adjust image up or down. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).
Vertical Position
NOTE: Horizontal Position and Vertical Position Adjustments are only available for "VGA" input.
Sharpness
Noise Reduction
or
This feature can make the image look sharper or softer. Use
Improve the motion picture quality by reducing noise on image edge.
to adjust the sharpness from '0' to '100'.
Pixel Clock
Phase
Dynamic Contrast
NOTE: Noise Reduction is only available for Multimedia, Game and Movie modes.
The Phase and Pixel Clock adjustments allow you to adjust your monitor to your preference.
Use the
Uniformity
Compensation
Smart Video
Enhance
or
to adjust for best image quality.
If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase adjustment, use the Pixel Clock (coarse) adjustment and then use Phase (fine), again. NOTE: Pixel Clock and Phase Adjustments are only available for "VGA" input.
Dynamic Contrast adjusts the contrast ratio to 2,000,000 : 1.
button to select the Dynamic Contrast "On" or "Off" .
Push the
NOTE: Dynamic Contrast provides higher contrast if you choose Game mode and Movie mode. Select screen brightness and color uniformity compensation settings.
Uniformity Compensation adjust different areas of the screen with respect to the center to achieve uniform brightness and color over the entire
screen. For optimal screen performance, Brightness and Contrast for some preset modes (Standard, Color Temp, sRGB) will be disabled when
Uniformity Compensation is turned on. When Uniformity Compensation is turn on, Energy Smart cannot be activated.
Press the
key to select the Smart Video Enhance "Movie" or "Advance" or "Off".
Smart Video Enhance automatically detects video(motion) in any window on the screen, and applies enhancements to the video. Only the video
window is enhanced. Two different enhancement setting is available:
Movie - suitable for movie or multimedia video clips.
Advance - User adjustable setting.
Display Info
Reset Display
Settings
PBP Settings
NOTE: Smart Video Enhance (SVE) enhances one of the video windows (typically the largest), if multiple video windows are active on the
screen.
NOTE: Smart Video Enhance is not available for "VGA" (Analog) input and in Game Preset mode.
Displays the monitor's current settings.
Select this option to restore default display settings.
This function brings up a window displaying image from another input source. Thus you can watch two images from different sources at the
same time.
Left –window (select from PBP source)
Right-Window
(select from input
Source)
VGA
DVI
min-DP
DP
HDMI
VGA
√
√
√
√
DVI
√
√
√
X
min-DP
√
√
X
√
DP
√
√
X
√
HDMI
√
X
√
√
NOTE: The images under PBP will be displayed at the center of the left and right windows, will not occupy the full windows.
PBP submenu when PBP On
PBP submenu when PBP Off
PBP Mode
Contrast
Other Settings
To turn On or Off Picture by Picture (PBP). Select an input signal for Picture by Picture (PBP). (VGA/DVI/DisplayPort/Mini DisplayPort/HDMI).
Adjust the contrast level of the picture in PBP Mode.
Select this option to adjust the settings of the OSD, such as, the languages of the OSD, the amount of time the menu remains on screen, and
so on.
Language option to set the OSD display to one of eight languages (English, Espanol, Francais, Deutsch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian,
Simplified Chinese or Japanese).
Language
Menu Transparency
Select this option to change the menu transparency by pressing
Menu Timer
and
buttons (Minimum: 0 ~ Maximum: 100).
OSD Hold Time: Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after the last time you pressed a button.
Use the
Menu Lock
or
to adjust the slider in 1 second increments, from 5 to 60 seconds.
Controls user access to adjustments. When Lock is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked.
NOTE: Lock function – Either soft lock (through OSD menu) or hard lock (Press and hold the button above power button for 10 sec)
Unlock function– Only hard unlock (Press and hold the button above power button for 10 sec)
Button Sound
Display Rotate
The monitor beeps every time a new option is selected in the menu. This button enables or disables the sound.
This display is equipped with a orientation sensor. Rotating the display from Landscape to 180˚ rotation (or back) will automatically trigger
the OSD to be rotated accordingly.
NOTE: Display Rotate is not available when PBP is On.
Energy Smart
Power Save Audio
DDC/CI
To turn On or Off Audio Power during Power Save mode.
DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows your monitor parameters (brightness, color balance etc) to be adjustable via
software on your computer. You can disable this feature by selecting "Disable".
Enable this feature for best user experience and optimum performance of your monitor.
LCD Conditioning
Helps reduce minor cases of image retention. Depending on the degree of image retention, the program may take some time to run. You can
enable this feature by selecting "Enable".
When Energy Smart is switched On, the Brightness function shall be disabled.
When the Energy Smart is Off, Brightness function shall be activated.
The text and the icon of “Dynamic Contrast” shall be deactivated and grey out.
When Energy Smart is On, the dynamic dimming feature automatically reduces the screen’s brightness level when the displayed image
contains a high proportion of bright areas.
When Energy Smart is On, The 'Energy Use indicator' on OSD menu should response to the changes in the screen content.
DisplayPort 1.2
Factory Reset
Personalize
Press the
key to enable or disable DisplayPort 1.2.
To use the DP MST (Daisy Chain) or HBR2 feature, enable DP1.2.
NOTE: Ensure your Graphics Card can support these features before selecting DP1.2. Wrong setting may result in blank screen.
Reset all OSD settings to the factory preset values.
User can select from "Preset Modes", "Brightness/Contrast", "Auto Adjust", "Aspect Ratio", "Input Source" and set as shortcut key.
OSD Warning Messagess
When Dynamic Contrast Feature is enabled (in these modes: Game and Movie), the manual brightness adjustment is disabled.
When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode you will see the following message:
This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that it is receiving from the computer. See Monitor Specifications for the Horizontal and
Vertical frequency ranges addressable by this monitor. Recommended mode is 2560 x 1080.
You will see the following message before the DDC/CI function is disabled. When monitor enters Power Save mode, the following message appears: Activate the computer and wake up the monitor to gain access to the OSD
If you press any button other than the power button one of the following messages will appear depending on the selected input:
VGA/DVI-D/DP/mDP/HDMI input
When Uniformity Compensation is set to “Calibrated” or “User”, the manual brightness / contrast adjustment is disabled.
If either VGA/DVI-D/DisplayPort/mini DisplayPort/HDMI input is selected but corresponding VGA/DVI-D/DisplayPort/mini DisplayPort/HDMI cables is not connected, a floating
dialog box as shown below appears.
or
or
or
or
See Solving Problemss for more information.
Setting the Maximum Resolution
To set the Maximum resolution for the monitor:
In Windows Vista®, Windows ® 7 or Windows ® 8:
1.
2.
3.
4.
For Windows ® 8 only, select the Desktop tile to switch to classic desktop.
Right-click on the desktop and click Screen resolution.
Click the Dropdown list of the Screen resolution and select 2560 x 1080.
Click OK.
If you do not see 2560 x 1080 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Depending on your computer, complete one of the following procedures:
If you have a Dell desktop or portable computer:
Go to support.dell.com, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card.
If you are using a non-Dell computer (portable or desktop):
Go to the support site for your computer and download the latest graphic drivers.
Go to your graphics card website and download the latest graphic drivers.
Using the Dell Soundbar AX510/AX510PA only (Optional)
The Dell Soundbar is a stereo two channel system adaptable to mount on Dell Flat Panel Displays. The Soundbar has a rotary volume and on/off control to adjust the overall
system level, a blue LED for power indication, and two audio headset jacks.
1.
Attach mechanism
2.
Headphone jacks
3. Power indicator
4.
Power/Volume control
Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension
NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for set up
instructions.
Tilt, Swivel
Vertical Extension
With the built-in pedestal, you can tilt the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle.
NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
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NOTE: The stand extends vertically up to 130 mm. The figures below
illustrate how to extend the stand vertically.
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Troubleshooting
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
Self-Test
Built-in Diagnostics
Common Problems
Product Specific Problems
Universal Serial Bus Specific Problems
Dell Soundbar Problems
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions.
Self-Test
Your monitor provides a self-test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is functioning properly. If your monitor and computer are properly connected but the
monitor screen remains dark, run the monitor self-test by performing the following steps:
1. Turn Off both your computer and the monitor.
2. Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer. To ensure proper Self-Test operation, remove all Digital (white connector) and the Analog (blue connector) cables
from the back of computer.
3. Turn on the monitor.
The floating dialog box should appear on-screen (against a black background) if the monitor cannot sense a video signal and is working correctly. While in self-test
mode, the power LED remains white. Also, depending upon the selected input, one of the dialogs shown below will continuously scroll through the screen. or
or
or
or
4. This box also appears during normal system operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged.
5. Turn Off your monitor and reconnect the video cable; then turn On both your computer and the monitor.
If your monitor screen remains blank after you use the previous procedure, check your video controller and computer, because your monitor is functioning properly.
Built-in Diagnostics
Your monitor has a built-in diagnostic tool that helps you determine if the screen abnormality you are experiencing is an inherent problem with your monitor, or with your
computer and video card.
NOTE: You can run the built-in diagnostics only when the video cable is unplugged and the monitor is in self-test mode.
To run the built-in diagnostics:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Ensure that the screen is clean (no dust particles on the surface of the screen).
Unplug the video cable(s) from the back of the computer or monitor. The monitor then goes into the self-test mode.
Press and hold the Button 1 and Button 4 on the front panel simultaneously for 2 seconds. A gray screen appears.
Carefully inspect the screen for abnormalities.
Press the Button 4 on the front panel again. The color of the screen changes to red.
Inspect the display for any abnormalities.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to inspect the display in gray, red, green, blue, black, white, and text screens.
The test is complete when the white screen appears. To exit, press the Button 4 again. If you do not detect any screen abnormalities upon using the built-in diagnostic tool, the monitor is functioning properly. Check the video card and computer.
Common Problems
The following table contains general information about common monitor problems you might encounter and the possible solutions.
Common Symptoms
No Video/Power LED off
What You Experience
No picture
Possible Solutions
Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor and the computer is properly connected and
secure.
Verify that the power outlet is functioning properly using any other electrical equipment.
Ensure that the power button is depressed fully.
Ensure that the correct input source is selected via the Input Source Select button.
No Video/Power LED on
No picture or no brightness
Increase brightness & contrast controls via OSD.
Perform monitor self-test feature check.
Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector.
Run the built-in diagnostics.
Ensure that the correct input source is selected via the Input Source Select button.
Poor Focus
Picture is fuzzy, blurry, or ghosting
Perform Auto Adjust via OSD.
Adjust the Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD.
Eliminate video extension cables.
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Change the video resolution to the correct aspect ratio (16:9).
Shaky/Jittery Video
Wavy picture or fine movement
Perform Auto Adjust via OSD.
Adjust the Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD.
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Check environmental factors.
Relocate the monitor and test in another room.
NOTE: If you’re using DVI connection, ensure that a Dual Link DVI cable is used (Supplied together with
the monitor).
Check for loose connection. Unplug & reconnect if required.
Cycle power On-Off.
Pixel that is permanently Off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology.
For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at:
www.dell.com/support/monitors.
Missing Pixels
LCD screen has spots
Stuck-on Pixels
LCD screen has bright spots
Cycle power On-Off.
Pixel that is permanently On is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology.
For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at:
www.dell.com/support/monitors.
Brightness Problems
Picture too dim or too bright
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Auto Adjust via OSD.
Adjust brightness & contrast controls via OSD.
Geometric Distortion
Screen not centered correctly
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Auto Adjust via OSD.
Adjust horizontal & vertical controls via OSD.
NOTE: When using DVI-D input, the positioning adjustments are not available.
Horizontal/Vertical Lines
Screen has one or more lines
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Perform Auto Adjust via OSD.
Adjust Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD.
Perform monitor self-test feature check and determine if these lines are also in self-test mode.
Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector.
Run the built-in diagnostics.
NOTE: When using DVI-D input, the Pixel Clock and Phase adjustments are not available.
NOTE: If you’re using DVI connection, ensure that a Dual Link DVI cable is used (Supplied together
with the monitor).
Check for loose connection. Unplug & reconnect if required.
Synchronization Problems
Screen is scrambled or appears
torn
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Perform Auto Adjust via OSD.
Adjust Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD.
Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the scrambled screen appears in self-test
mode.
Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector.
Restart the computer in the safe mode.
NOTE: If you’re using DVI connection, ensure that a Dual Link DVI cable is used (Supplied together with
the monitor).
Check for loose connection. Unplug & reconnect if required.
Do not perform any troubleshooting steps.
Contact Dell immediately.
Safety Related Issues
Visible signs of smoke or sparks
Intermittent Problems
Monitor malfunctions on & off
Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is
secure.
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the intermittent problem occurs in self-test
mode.
Missing Color
Picture missing color
Perform monitor self-test feature check.
Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is
secure.
Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector.
Wrong Color
Picture color not good
Change the Color Setting Mode in the Color Settings OSD to Graphics or Video depending on the
application.
Try different Color Preset Settings in Color Settings OSD. Adjust R/G/B value in Color Settings OSD
if the Color Management is turned off.
Change the Input Color Format to PC RGB or YPbPr in the Advance Setting OSD.
Run the built-in diagnostics.
Image retention from a static
image left on the monitor for a
long period of time
Faint shadow from the static
image displayed appears on the
screen
Use the Power Management feature to turn off the monitor at all times when not in use (for more
information, see Power Management Modes).
Alternatively, use a dynamically changing screensaver.
Product Specific Problems
Specific Symptoms
Screen image is too small
What You Experience
Image is centered on screen, but
does not fill entire viewing area
Possible Solutions
Check the Scaling Ratio setting in Image Setting OSD.
Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.
Cannot adjust the monitor with the OSD does not appear on the
buttons on the front panel
screen
Turn off the monitor, unplug the power cord, plug back, and then turn on the monitor.
Check whether OSD is locked. If yes, press and hold button above power button for 10 seconds to
unlock. See Menu Lock.
No Input Signal when user
controls are pressed
Check the signal source. Ensure the computer is not in the power saving mode by moving the
mouse or pressing any key on the keyboard.
Check to make sure Video Source to S-Video, Composite or Component is powered and playing
video media.
No picture, the LED light is green.
When you press "+", "-" or
"Menu" key, the message "No SVideo input signal", or "No
Composite input signal", or "No
Component input signal" appears
The picture does not fill the entire The picture cannot fill the height
screen.
or width of the screen
Check whether the signal cable is plugged in properly. Re-plug the signal cable if necessary.
Reset the computer or video player.
Due to different video formats (aspect ratio) of DVDs, the monitor may display in full screen.
Run the built-in diagnostics.
The graphics card sometimes underscan /underscan in HDMI so you will not get a full screen,
instead you will black borders for 4 sides. To overcome, the user is expected to adjust the
overscan/underscan % in the graphics option.
NOTE: When choosing DVI-D/DP/mDP/HDMI mode, the Auto Adjust function will not be available.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Specific Problems
Specific Symptoms
USB interface is not working
What You Experience
USB peripherals are not working
Possible Solutions
Check that your monitor is turned On.
Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer.
Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector). Switch off and then turn on the monitor again.
Reboot the computer.
Some USB devices like external portable HDD require higher electric current; connect the device
directly to the computer system.
USB 3.0 speed is slow
USB 3.0 peripherals working
slowly or not working at all
Check that your computer is USB 3.0 compatible.
Some computers have both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. Ensure that the correct USB port is used. Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer.
Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector). Reboot the computer.
Dell™ Soundbar Problems
Common Symptoms
No Sound
What You Experience
No power to Soundbar - the power
indicator is Off
Possible Solutions
Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to the middle position; check if the power
indicator (Blue LED) on the front of the Soundbar is illuminated.
Confirm that the power cable from the Soundbar is plugged into the adapter.
No Sound
Soundbar has power - power
indicator is On
Plug the audio line-in cable into the computer's audio out jack.
Set all Windows volume controls to their maximum.
Play some audio content on the computer (i.e. audio CD, or MP3).
Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to a higher volume setting.
Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug.
Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).
Distorted Sound
Computer's sound card is used as
the audio source
Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user.
Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card.
Set all Windows volume controls to their midpoints.
Decrease the volume of the audio application.
Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar counter-clockwise to a lower volume setting.
Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug.
Troubleshoot the computer's sound card.
Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).
Distorted Sound
Other audio source is used
Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user.
Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the audio source.
Decrease the volume of the audio source.
Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar counter-clockwise to a lower volume setting.
Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug.
Unbalanced Sound Output
Sound from only one side of
Soundbar
Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user.
Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card or audio
source.
Set all Windows audio balance controls (L-R) to their midpoints.
Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug.
Troubleshoot the computer's sound card.
Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).
Low Volume
Volume is too low
Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user.
Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to the maximum volume setting.
Set all Windows volume controls to their maximum.
Increase the volume of the audio application.
Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).
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Appendix
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
Safety Instructions
FCC Notice (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information
Contacting Dell
WARNING: Safety Instructions
WARNING: Use of controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those specified in this documentation may result in exposure to shock, electrical
hazards, and/or mechanical hazards.
For information on safety instructions, see the Product Information Guide.
FCC Notices (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information
For FCC notices and other regulatory information, see the regulatory compliance website located at www.dell.com\regulatory_compliance.
Contacting Dell
For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be
available in your area.
To get online monitor support content:
1. Visit www.dell.com/support/monitors
To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues:
1. Visit support.dell.com
2. Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.
3. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
5. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.
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Setting Up Your Monitor
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor
If you have a Dell™ desktop or a Dell™ portable computer with internet access
1. Go to http://support.dell.com, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card.
2. After installing the drivers for your Graphics Adapter, attempt to set the resolution to 2560 x 1080 again.
NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 2560 x 1080, please contact Dell™ to inquire about a Graphics Adapter that supports these resolutions. Back to Contents Page
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Setting Up Your Monitor
Dell™ U2913WM Flat Panel Monitor
If you have a non Dell™ desktop, portable computer, or graphics card
In Windows Vista®, Windows ® 7 or Windows ® 8:
1. Right-click on the desktop and click Personalization.
2. Click Change Display Settings.
3. Click Advanced Settings.
4. Identify your graphics controller supplier from the description at the top of the window (e.g. NVIDIA, ATI, Intel etc.).
5. Refer to the graphic card provider website for updated driver (for example, http://www.ATI.com OR http://www.NVIDIA.com ).
6. After installing the drivers for your Graphics Adapter, attempt to set the resolution to 2560 x 1080 again.
NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 2560 x 1080, please contact the manufacturer of your computer or consider purchasing a graphics adapter that will
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