Dell 1908FPBL Computer Monitor User Manual

Dell 1908FP-BLK Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
Dell™ 1908FP-BLK Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
About Your Monitor
Setting Up the Monitor
Operating the Monitor
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the
problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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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.
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Model 1908FPt, 1908FPf, 1908FPb
September 2008 Rev. A00
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Package Contents
Product Features
Identifying Parts and Controls
Monitor Specifications
Plug and Play Capability
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.
Monitor with stand
Stand
USB upstream cable
Power Cable
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VGA Cable
DVI Cable
Drivers and Documentation media
Quick Setup Guide
Safety Information
Product Features
The Dell™ 1908FP-BLK flat panel display has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD). The monitor features include:
■ 19-inch (481.9 mm) viewable area display (measured diagonally).
■ 1280 x 1024 resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
■ Tilt, swivel, vertical extension and rotate adjustment capabilities. ■ Removable pedestal and 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 CD includes an information file (INF), Image color Matching File (ICM), and product documentation.
■ Energy Saver feature for Energy Star compliance.
■ Security lock slot.
■ Asset Management Capable.
Identifying Parts and Controls
Front View
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Front View
Front panel controls
1
Video input select
2
OSD menu / select button
3
Brightness & Contrast / Down (-) button
4
Auto-Adjust / Up (+) button
5
Power button (with power light indicator)
Back View
Back view
Back View with monitor stand
1
VESA mounting holes (100mm)
(Behind attached VESA plate)
Use to mount the monitor.
2
Barcode serial number label
Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support.
3
Security lock slot
Use a security lock with the slot to help secure your monitor.
4
Dell Soundbar mounting brackets
Attach the optional Dell Soundbar.
5
Regulatory rating label
Lists the regulatory approvals.
6
Stand removal button
Press to release the stand.
7
Cable management slot
Help organize cables by placing them through the slot.
Side View
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USB
connectors
(downstream)
Left view
Right view
Bottom View
Bottom view
1 Power connector
Insert the power cable.
2 Dell Soundbar power connector
Connect the power cord for the Soundbar (optional).
3 DVI connector
Connect your computer DVI cable.
4 VGA connector
Connect your computer VGA cable.
5 USB upstream connector
Connect the USB cable that came with your monitor to the monitor and the
computer. Once this cable is connected you can use the USB connectors on
the side and bottom of the monitor. 6 USB connector
Connect your USB devices.
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Monitor Specifications
Flat Panel Specifications
Model
1908FP-BLK
Screen type
Active matrix - TFT LCD
Panel type
TN
Screen dimensions
19 inches (19-inch viewable image size)
Preset display area:
Horizontal
380 mm (14.96 inches)
Vertical
300 mm (11.81 inches)
Pixel pitch
0.294 mm
Viewing angle
160° (vertical) typ, 160° (horizontal) typ
Luminance output
300 cd/m ²(typ)
Contrast ratio
800 to 1 (typ)
Faceplate coating
Antiglare with hard-coating 3H
Backlight
CCFL (4) edgelight system
Response Time
5ms typical
Resolution Specifications
Horizontal scan range
30 kHz to 81 kHz (automatic)
Vertical scan range
56 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic)
Optimal preset resolution
1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz
Highest preset resolution
1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz
Video Supported Modes
Video display capabilities (DVI playback)
480p/576p/720p (Supports HDCP)
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
+/+
Electrical Specifications
Analog RGB, 0.7 Volts +/-5%, positive polarity at 75 ohm input impedance
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Video input signals
Digital DVI-D TMDS, 600mV for each differential line, positive polarity at 50 ohm input
impedance
Separate horizontal and vertical synchronizations, polarity-free TTL level, SOG
(Composite SYNC on green)
100 to 240 VAC/50 or 60 Hz + 3 Hz/1.5A (Max.)
Synchronization input signals
AC input voltage/frequency/current
120V:42A (Max.)
240V:80A (Max.)
Inrush current
Physical Characteristics
Model
1908FP-BLK
Connector type
15-pin D-subminiature, blue connector; DVI-D, white connector
Digital: Detachable, DVI-D, Solid pins, shipped detached from the monitor
Signal cable type
Analog: Detachable, D-Sub, 15pins, shipped attached to the monitor
Dimensions (with stand)
Height (Compressed)
14.26 inches (362.6 mm)
Height (Extended)
19.39 inches (492.6 mm)
Width
16.15 inches (410.1 mm)
Depth
7.17 inches (182.0 mm)
Dimensions (without stand)
Height 13.31 inches (338.1 mm)
Width
16.15 inches (410.1 mm)
Depth
2.59 inches (65.9 mm)
Stand dimensions
Height (Compressed)
13.69 inches (347.7 mm)
Height (Extended)
15.39 inches (391.0 mm)
Width
13.29 inches (337.6 mm)
Depth
7.17 inches (182.0 mm)
Weight
Weight with packaging
16.65 lbs (7.1 kg)
Weight with stand assembly and cables
12.12 lbs (5.5 kg)
Weight without stand assembly
(For wall mount or VESA mount
considerations - no cables)
8.59 lbs (3.9 kg)
Weight of stand assembly
3.53 lbs (1.6 kg)
Environmental Characteristics
Temperature
Operating
5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F)
Non-operating
Storage: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
Shipping: -20° to 60°C (-4° 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
3,657.6m (12,000 ft) max
Non-operating
12,192 m (40,000 ft) max
Thermal dissipation
204.86 BTU/hour (maximum)
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102.43 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
Active-off mode
Switch off
Horizontal Sync
Active
Inactive
-
Vertical Sync
Active
Inactive
-
Video
Active
Blanked
-
Power Indicator
Green
Amber
Off
Power Consumption
30 W (typical)/60 W (maximum)
Less than 2 W
Less than 1 W
The OSD will only function in the normal operation mode. When the menu or plus buttons are pressed in Active-off mode, one of the following messages will be displayed:
Analog Input In Power Save Mode. Press Computer Power Button or Any Key on Keyboard or Move Mouse
OR
Digital Input In Power Save Mode. Press Computer Power Button or Any Key on Keyboard or Move Mouse
Activate the computer and the monitor to gain access to the OSD.
NOTE: This monitor is ENERGY STAR®-compliant as well as TCO '99 power management compatible.
* Zero power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the main cable from the monitor.
Pin Assignments
VGA Connector
Pin
15-pin Side of the Connected Signal
Number Cable
1
Video-Red 2
Video-Green
3
Video-Blue
4
GND
5
Self-test
6
GND-R
7
GND-G
8
GND-B
9
Computer 5V/3.3V
10
GND-sync
11
GND
12
DDC data
13
H-sync
14
V-sync
15
DDC clock
DVI Connector
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Number
24-pin Side of the Connected Signal
Cable
1
TMDS RX2-
2
TMDS RX2+
3
TMDS Ground
4
Floating
5
Floating
6
DDC Clock
7
DDC Data
8
Floating
9
TMDS RX1-
10
TMDS RX1+
11
TMDS Ground
12
Floating
13
Floating
14
+5V/+3.3V power
15
Self test 16
Hot Plug Detect
17
TMDS RX0-
18
TMDS RX0+
19
TMDS Ground
20
Floating
21
Floating
22
TMDS Ground
23
TMDS Clock+
24
TMDS Clock-
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface
This monitor supports High-Speed Certified USB 2.0 interface.
Data Rate
Power Consumption
High speed
480 Mbps
2.5W (Max., each port)
Full speed
12 Mbps
2.5W (Max., each port)
Low speed
1.5 Mbps
2.5W (Max., each port)
USB ports:
1 upstream - rear
4 downstream - 2 on rear; 2 on left side
NOTE: USB 2.0 capability requires 2.0-capable computer. NOTE: The USB interface of the monitor works ONLY when monitor is powered ON (or in Power Save Mode). Switching your monitor OFF and then ON would reenumerate its USB interface; attached peripherals may take a few seconds to resume normal functionality.
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.
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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: support.dell.com
Maintenance Guidelines
Cleaning Your Monitor
CAUTION: Read and follow the safety instructions before cleaning the monitor. CAUTION: 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 dark-colored monitors may scratch and show white scuff marks more than light-colored monitors.
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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Attaching the Stand
Connecting the Monitor
Organizing the Cables
Attaching the Soundbar (optional)
Removing the Stand Wall Mounting (Optional) Attaching the Stand
NOTE: The stand is detached from monitor when they are shipped from the factory.
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 place.
Connecting Your Monitor
CAUTION: 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 either the white (digital DVI-D) or the blue (analog VGA) display connector cable to the corresponding video port on the back of your computer. Do not
connect both cables on the same computer. Use both the cables only when they are connected to two different computers with appropriate video systems.
Connecting the White DVI Cable
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Connecting the Blue VGA Cable
CAUTION: The graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance of the computer may vary.
Organizing the Cables
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After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment,) use the cable management slot to organize all
cables as shown above.
Attaching the Soundbar(optional)
NOTICE: Do not use with any device other than Dell Soundbar. 1.
Working from the rear of the monitor, attach the Dell Soundbar by aligning the two slots with the two tabs along the bottom rear of the monitor.
2.
Slide the Dell Soundbar to the left until it snaps into place.
3. Connect the soundbar to the Dell Soundbar power connector (See Bottom View for Details)
4. Insert the lime-green mini stereo plug from the rear of the Soundbar into the computer's audio output jack.
Removing the Stand
NOTE: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand, ensure that the monitor is placed on a clean surface.
To remove the stand:
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1. Rotate the stand to allow access to the stand release button.
2. Press the stand release button and lift up the stand and away from the monitor.
Wall Mounting (Optional)
(Screw dimension: M4 x 10mm).
Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA compatible base mounting kit.
1.
Place the monitor panel on soft cloth or cushion on stable flat table.
2.
Remove the stand
3.
Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws securing the plastic cover.
4.
Attach the mounting bracket from the wall mounting kit to the LCD.
5.
Mount the LCD on the wall by following the instructions that come with the base mounting kit.
NOTE: For use only with UL Listed Wall Mount Bracket with minimum weight/load bearing capacity of 4.36kg.
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Using the Front Panel Controls
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
Setting the Optimal Resolution
Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)
Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension
Changing the Rotation of Your Monitor
Using the Front Panel Controls
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.
Front panel Button
Description
Use the Input Select button to select between two different video signals that may be connected to your monitor.
If both VGA and DVI cables are connected to one PC, this monitor will display an image automatically just as long as a video signal is present in either
VGA or DVI outputs. When connecting one display to two PCs, if using screen savers, best to set both to the exact times. Whichever mouse is moved
first will activate that video input first.
Input select
NOTE: The floating 'Dell Self-test Feature Check' dialog appears on a black background if the monitor cannot sense
a video signal. Using the input select button, select the desired input to be tested either Analog Input or Digital
Input. Disconnect the video cable from the video card and the Dell Self-test Feature Check dialogue box will appear
if the display is operating correctly.
or
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The Menu button is used to open and exit the on-screen display (OSD), and exit from menus and sub-menus. See Using the OSD Menu.
OSD menu / select
Use these buttons to adjust (decrease/increase ranges) items in the OSD menu.
Down (-) and Up (+)
Use this button to launch Brightness/Contrast Menu.
Brightness/Contrast
Use this button to activate automatic setup and adjustment. The following dialog appears on a black screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the current
input:
Auto Adjust
Auto Adjustment button 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), Phase (Fine) controls in the OSD.
NOTE: Auto Adjust does not occur if you press the button while there are no active video input signals or attached cables.
Use the power button to turn the monitor on and off.
The green light indicates the monitor is on and fully functional. An amber light indicates power save mode.
Power Button and
Indicator
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
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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.
Push the MENU button to open the OSD menu and display the main menu.
1.
Main Menu for Auto Detect Analog (VGA)
Main Menu for Auto Detect Digital (DVI)
Input
Input
or
Main Menu for Analog (VGA) Input
Main Menu for Digital (DVI) Input
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NOTE: Auto Adjust, Positioning and Image Settings are only available when you are using the analog (VGA) connector.
2.
Push the - and + buttons to move between the setting options. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. See the table below for a complete list of all the options
available for the monitor.
3.
4.
Push the MENU button once to activate the highlighted option. Push - and + button to select the desired parameter.
5. Push MENU to enter the slide bar and then use the - and + buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your changes.
6. Push the MENU button once to return to the main menu to select another option or push the MENU button two or three times to exit from the OSD menu.
Icon
Menu and
Description
Submenus
Exit
Select to exit the Main menu.
Brightness/
Contrast
Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight.
Adjust Brightness first, then adjust Contrast only if further adjustment is necessary.
Push the + button to increase luminance and push the - button to decrease luminance (min 0 ~ max 100).
Contrast adjusts the degree of difference between darkness and lightness on the monitor screen.
Push the + button to increase the contrast and push the - button to decrease the contrast (min 0 ~ max 100).
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Positioning:
Horizontal
Vertical
Positioning moves the viewing area around on the monitor screen.
When making changes to either the Horizontal or Vertical settings, no changes occur to the size of the viewing area. The image shifts in response to your selection.
Minimum is 0 (-) and maximum is 100 (+).
Auto Adjust
Even though your computer recognizes your monitor on startup, the Auto Adjustment function optimizes the display settings for use with your particular setup.
Select to activate automatic setup and adjustment. The following dialog appears on a black screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the current input:
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.
Image settings:
The Phase and Pixel Clock adjustments allow you to more closely adjust your monitor to your preference. These settings are accessed through the main OSD menu,
by selecting Image Settings.
Pixel Clock
(Coarse)
Use the - and + buttons to make adjustments. (Minimum: 0 ~ Maximum: 100)
If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase adjustment, use Pixel Clock (Coarse) and then use Phase (fine), again.
Phase (Fine)
NOTE: This function may change the width of the display image. Use the Horizontal function of the Position menu to center the display image on the screen.
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NOTE: When using DVI source, the Image Settings option is not available.
Color Settings
Color Settings adjusts the color temperature, color hue, and saturation.
The color hue is most noticeable in areas of white.
Normal Preset
Normal Preset is selected to obtain the default (factory) color settings. This setting is also the “sRGB” standard default color space.
Blue Preset
Blue Preset is selected to obtain a bluish tint. This color setting is typically used for text based applications (spreadsheets, programming, text editors, etc.).
Red Preset
Red Preset is selected to obtain a redder tint. This color setting is typically used for color-intensive applications (photograph image editing, multimedia,
movies, etc.).
User Preset
User Preset: Use the plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease each of the three colors (R, G, B) independently, in single digit increments, from 0 to
100.
OSD Settings:
Adjust the settings for the OSD, including the location, the amount of time the menu remains on-screen, and the rotation of the OSD.
Horizontal
Position
Position of the OSD:
Vertical
Position
OSD Hold Time
To adjust the horizontal position of the OSD, use the - and + buttons, and move OSD to the left and right.
To adjust the vertical position of the OSD, use the - and + buttons, and move OSD down and up.
OSD Hold Time:
The OSD stays active for as long as it is in use. Adjusting the hold time, sets the length of time the OSD remains active after the last time you pressed a button.
Use the - and + buttons to adjust the slider in 5 second increments, from 5 to 60 seconds.
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OSD Rotation
OSD Rotation: Rotates the OSD by 90 ° counter-clockwise. Adjust according to Rotating Your Monitor setction
OSD Lock
OSD Lock: Controls user access to adjustments. When Yes (+) is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked except the menu button.
NOTE: When the OSD is locked, pressing the menu button takes the user directly to the OSD settings menu, with OSD Lock selected. Select No (-) to unlock
and allow user access to all applicable settings.
NOTE: You can also lock or unlock the OSD by pushing and holding the Menu button for 15 seconds.
Language
Select to have the OSD display in one of five languages (English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese).
NOTE: The change only affects the OSD. It has no effect on any software running on the computer.
Audio
(optional)
You can select to have the audio on or off when the monitor is in power saving mode.
Yes — enables audio
No — disables audio (default)
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NOTE: When the Dell Soundbar is not properly connected to the monitor, the audio menu
is not available.
Factory Reset:
Reset the OSD menu options to the factory preset values.
Exit — Select to exit out of Reset to Factory Settings menu without resetting any OSD options.
Position settings only — Change the settings for Image Position back to original factory settings.
Color settings only — Change the Red, Green, and Blue settings back to their original factory settings and set the default setting for Normal Preset.
All settings — Change all the user-adjustable settings including color, position, brightness, contrast and OSD hold time to the factory defaults. The language of
the OSD does not change.
IR — This feature will help reduce minor cases of image retention.
Enable LCD Conditioning: If an image appears to be stuck on the monitor, select LCD Conditioning to help eliminate any image retention. Using the LCD
Conditioning feature may take several hours. Severe cases of image retention are known as burn-in, the LCD Conditioning feature does not remove burn-in.
NOTE: Use LCD Conditioning only when you experience a problem with image retention.
Below warning message appears once user select “Enable LCD Conditioning”:
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NOTE: Press any button on the monitor to terminate LCD Conditioning at any time.
DDC/CI — Enable the DDC/CI control function.
DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows you to adjust the monitor parameters (brightness, color balance, etc) via software applications on your
PC.
Default is "Enable". You can disable this feature by selecting "Disable".
For best user experience and optimum performance of your monitor, keep this feature enabled.
NOTE: If user select "Disable", display Warning message box as below. Select "Yes" disable DDC/CI
and return to "Factory Reset" menu. Warning message time-out in 20 sec.
OSD Warning Messages
One of the following warning messages may appear on the screen indicating that the monitor is out of synchronization.
or
or
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
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or
or
Occasionally, no warning message appears, but the screen is blank. This could also indicate that the monitor is not synchronizing with the computer.
See Common Problems
Setting the Optimal Resolutionn
To set the optimal resolution for the monitor:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Right-click on the desktop and select Properties.
Select the Settings tab.
Set the screen resolution to 1280 X 1024.
Click OK.
If you do not see 1280 X 1024 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:
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 (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 white
LED for power indication, and two audio headset jacks.
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1. Power/volume control
2.
Power indicator
3.
Headphone connectors
Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension
Tilt/Swivel
With the built-in pedestal, you can tilt and/or swivel the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle.
NOTE: Stand is detached and extended when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
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Vertical Extension
Stand extends vertically up to 130mm.
Changing the Rotation of Your Monitor
Before you rotate the monitor, your monitor should either be vertically extended (Vertical Extension) or titled (Tilt) to avoid hitting the bottom edge of the monitor.
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Troubleshooting Your Monitor
Common Problems
Product Specific Problems
USB Problems
Troubleshooting Your Soundbar
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions
Troubleshooting Your Monitor
Self-Test Feature Check
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 monitor.
2. Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer. To ensure proper Self-Test operation, remove both Digital (white connector) and the Analog(blue
connector) cables from the back of computer.
3. Turn on the monitor.
NOTE: 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 blue. Also, depending upon the selected input, one of the dialogs shown below will
continuously scroll through the screen. or
or This box also appears during normal system operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged.
4. 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 system; 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.
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To run the built-in diagnostics:
1. Ensure that the screen is clean (no dust particles on the surface of the screen).
2. Unplug the video cable(s) from the back of the computer or monitor. The monitor then goes into the self-test mode.
and
buttons on the front panel, simultaneously for 2 seconds. A gray screen appears.
3. Press and hold the
4. Carefully inspect the screen for abnormalities.
button on the front panel again. The color of the screen changes to red.
5. Press the
6. Inspect the display for any abnormalities.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to inspect the display in green, blue, and white colored screens.
The test is complete when the white screen appears. To exit, press the
button 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.
Common
Symptoms
No Video/Power
LED off
What You Experience
Possible Solutions
No picture, monitor is dead
Check connection integrity at the both ends of the video cable, verify that the monitor and
computer are plugged into a working electrical outlet, and that you have pressed the power
button.
No Video/Power
LED on
No picture or no brightness
Press the input select button in the front of the monitor and ensure the correct input source is
selected.
Increase brightness & contrast controls.
Perform monitor self-test feature check.
Check for bent or broken pins on the end of the video cable.
Reboot your computer and monitor.
Poor Focus
Picture is fuzzy, blurry, or ghosting
Push Auto Adjust button.
Adjust Phase and Clock controls via OSD.
Eliminate video extension cables.
Perform monitor reset.
Lower video resolution or increase font size.
Shaky/Jittery Video Wavy picture or fine movement
Push Auto Adjust button.
Adjust Phase and Clock controls via OSD.
Perform monitor reset.
Check environmental factors.
Relocate and test in another room.
Missing Pixels
LCD screen has spots
Cycle power on-off
These are pixels that are permanently off and this is a natural defect that occurs in LCD
technology.
Brightness
Problems
Picture too dim or too bright
Perform monitor reset.
Push Auto Adjust button.
Adjust brightness & contrast controls.
Geometric
Distortion
Screen not centered correctly
Perform monitor reset on "Position Settings Only".
Push Auto Adjust button.
Adjust the centering controls.
Ensure monitor is in proper video mode.
Horizontal/Vertical Screen has one or more lines
Lines
Perform monitor reset.
Push Auto Adjust button.
Adjust Phase and Clock controls via OSD.
Perform monitor self-test feature check and determine if these lines are also in self-test
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mode.
Check for bent or broken pins.
Sync Problems
Screen is scrambled or appears torn
Perform monitor reset.
Push Auto Adjust button.
Adjust Phase and Clock controls via OSD.
Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if scrambled screen appears in self-test
mode.
Check for bent or broken pins.
Boot up in the "safe mode".
LCD Scratched
Screen has scratches or smudges
Turn monitor off and clean the screen.
For cleaning instruction, see Cleaning Your Monitor.
Safety Related
Issues
Visible signs of smoke or sparks
Do not perform any troubleshooting steps.
Monitor needs to be replaced.
Intermittent
Problems
Monitor malfunctions on and off
Ensure monitor is in proper video mode.
Ensure video cable connection to computer and to the flat panel is secure.
Perform monitor reset.
Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the intermittent problem occurs in
self-test mode.
Image Retention
(from a static
image) 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.
Alternatively, use a dynamically changing screensaver left on the monitor for a long period of
time.
In OSD Menu, under Reset to Factory Settings, select Enable LCD Conditioning. Using this
option may take several hours before the image is eliminated.
NOTE: Image Burn-in is not covered by your warranty.
Product Specific Problems
Specific Symptoms
Screen image is too small
Cannot adjust the monitor with
the buttons on the front panel
What You Experience
Image is centered on screen,
but does not fill entire
viewing area.
OSD does not appear on the
screen
Possible Solutions
Perform monitor reset on "All Settings."
Turn off the monitor, unplug the power cord, plug back, and then turn on the monitor.
USB Problems
Specific Symptoms
What You Experience
USB interface is not working 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.
High Speed USB 2.0
interface is slow
Check that your computer is USB 2.0 capable.
Verify USB 2.0 source on your computer.
Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer.
Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector).
High Speed USB 2.0 peripherals working slowly
or not at all.
Troubleshooting Your Soundbar
Specific Symptoms
No Sound
What You Experience
No power to Soundbar - the power indicator is off.
(built-in DC power supply. i.e.1908FP-BLK )
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Possible Solutions
Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to
the middle position; check if the power indicator (white
LED) on the front of the Soundbar is illuminated.
Confirm that the power cable from the Soundbar is plugged
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into the monitor.
Confirm that the monitor has power.
If the monitor has no power, see Troubleshooting your
monitor for monitor common problem.
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 counterclockwise 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 counterclockwise 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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Safety Instructions
FCC Notice (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information
Contacting Dell
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
CAUTION: 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: http://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 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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