Dell 0476T Computer Monitor User Manual

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Dell® Model UltraScan P991 Color Monitor Quick Setup
Safety Instructions
Observe the following safety guidelines when connecting and using your monitor:
• Be sure your monitor is electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.
• Locate your monitor near an easily accessible electrical outlet.
• Place the monitor on a solid surface and treat it carefully. The screen can be damaged if dropped, sharply hit, or touched with a sharp or abrasive implement.
• Put your monitor in a location with low humidity and a minimum of dust.
• Never use your monitor if the power cable has been damaged. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cable, and keep the cable away from where people could trip over it.
• Never insert anything metallic into the monitor openings. Doing so may create the danger of electric shock.
• To avoid electric shock, never touch the inside of the monitor. Only a qualified technician should open the monitor's case.
• Be sure to hold the plug, not the cable, when disconnecting the monitor from an electrical outlet.
• Openings in the monitor cabinet are provided for ventilation. To prevent overheating, these openings should not be blocked or covered. Also, avoid using the monitor on a bed,
sofa, rug, or other soft surface. Doing so may block the ventilation openings in the bottom of the cabinet. If you put the monitor in a bookcase or some other enclosed space, be
sure to provide adequate ventilation.
• Do not expose the monitor to rain or use it near water. If the monitor accidentally gets wet, unplug it and contact an authorized dealer immediately. You can clean the exterior of
the monitor with a damp cloth when necessary, but be sure to unplug the monitor first.
• If your monitor does not operate normally - in particular, if there are any unusual sounds or smells coming from it - unplug it immediately and contact an authorized dealer or service center.
Connecting Your Monitor to a Computer
1. Turn off your computer and unplug the computer power cable.
2. Connect the blue connector of the monitor’s signal cable to the blue video connector on the back of your computer. Tighten the connector screws finger tight. Do not
overtighten.
3. Fully insert the monitor power cable into the power port on the back of the monitor.
4. Plug the power cables of your computer and your monitor into a nearby electrical outlet.
5. Turn on your computer and monitor. If the monitor does not display an image, refer to the troubleshooting section of this guide.
Driver Installation
Use the monitor CD to install the appropriate monitor driver for your operating system.
Microsoft Windows® 98 Operating System
Windows 98 automatically detects the new monitor and displays the Add New
Hardware Wizard dialog box if the monitor driver is not already installed.
1. Insert the monitor CD in the CD-ROM drive, and click next> twice when the Add
New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
2. Click the CD-ROM drive box to install the drivers from the CD and then click Next>.
3. Confirm that the driver was found on the CD and click Next> twice to install the
driver.
4. Click Finish to exit the add New Hardware Wizard dialog box.
To manually install or update the driver, perform the following steps:
1. Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel and then double click Display.
2. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab, and then click Advanced.
3. Click the Monitor tab, and then click Change.
4. When the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box appears, follow the steps in the
previous paragraph.
Microsoft Windows® 95 Operating System
First determine the Windows 95 version installed on your computer by right-clicking the
My Computer icon on the desktop and selecting Properties. The version number is
listed under System. Perform the steps for the appropriate version.
Version 4.00.950A
1. Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel and then double-click Display.
2. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab and the click Change
Display Type.
3. In the Change Display Type window, click Change and then click Have Disk.
4. Insert the monitor CD in the CD-ROM drive, type d:\ (change the drive letter to
match your CD-ROM drive if it is not drive D) in the Copy manufacturer’s files
from: box, and click OK.
5. In the Select Device window, click the appropriate monitor model and the click OK.
6. In the Change Display Type window, click Close.
7. In the Display Properties window, click OK.
Version 4.00.950B
1. Click Start-> Settings-> Control Panel and then double-click Display.
2. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab and the click Advanced
Properties.
3. In the Advanced Display Properties window, click the Monitor tab and then click
Change.
4. In the Select Device window, click Have Disk.
5. Insert the monitor CD in the CD-ROM drive, type d:\ (change the drive letter to
match you CD-ROM drive if it is not drive D) in the Copy manufacturer’s files from:
box, and click OK.
6. In the Select Device window, click the appropriate monitor model and then click OK.
7. In the Advanced Display Properties window, click Close.
8. In the Display Properties window, click OK.
Monitor Controls and Indicators
1. Resets the adjustments to the factory settings.
2. Adjusts the size and position of the images automatically.
3. Adjust the picture brightness. Operate the v/V buttons when adjusting other
OSDs.
4. Displays the MENU OSD.
5. Adjust the contrast. Operate the B/b buttons when adjusting other OSDs.
6. Turns the monitor on and off. The indicator lights up green when
the monitor is on.
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Accessing the User’s Guide Online or via CD
To view the latest monitor User’s Guide, access the SUPPORT section of the Dell website (http://support.dell.com).
If you do not have Internet access, you can access the guide on the monitor CD:
1. Insert the monitor CD into your CD-ROM drive.
A start-up document should launch automatically; however, if the start-up document does not launch automatically, click START-> RUN, type
D:\monitor.htm, and click OK. (Substitute the correct CD-ROM drive letter if it is not the D drive.)
2. Click the appropriate icon to open the User’s Guide in the desired language.
Note: All applicable warranty and regulatory information regarding your monitor is contained in the User’s Guide on your CD.
Troubleshooting Tips
Monitor Has No Power
No Image is Displayed on the Monitor
If the monitor’s power indicator is off and no image appears on the display, perform
the following checks:
• Ensure that the power cable is fully inserted in the monitor’s power port and the
electrical outlet.
• Test the electrical outlet by plugging in a working electrical device such as a lamp.
• Ensure that the power button has been depressed, and wait for the power indicator
to light.
• Try another power cable on the monitor. Use the computer’s power cable and turn on
the monitor with the signal cable disconnected. If the monitor is working correctly, a
self test pattern appears.
If the monitor power indicator is on but no image appears on the display, perform the
following checks:
• Ensure that the video connector is seated properly. Tighten the connector screws
securely with your fingers.
• Ensure that computer is on.
• Increase brightness and contrast controls.
• Turn off the monitor and unplug the signal cable. Check the cable connector for bent
or broken pins.
• With signal cable still disconnected, turn on the monitor. If the monitor is working
correctly, a self test-pattern appears.
• Perform monitor reset or recall.
IMPORTANT!
Before contacting Dell for technical assistance, refer to the Troubleshooting section in the User’s Guide on your monitor CD. This section
contains detailed information for resolving most monitor problems.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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