View Dell 4210X Setup and Troubleshooting Guide

View Dell 4210X Setup and Troubleshooting Guide
Dell 4210X Projector
Setup & Troubleshooting Instructions
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Basic Setup
1. Remove the projector from the packaging and place it on a stand or table facing the screen or wall you
want to project the picture onto.
2. Remove the lens cover. Connect the power cord to the projector and a wall outlet or heavy duty
extension cord.
3. HIGH ALTITUDE WARNING: This projector is not designed for use at altitudes above 4900 feet. This
projector may overheat if used at high altitudes.
Connecting Your Source – Detailed steps for connections begin on page 9 of the manual.
1. To connect to a laptop computer, connect the VGA cable (included) from the monitor output of the
laptop to a VGA input on the projector. This is a blue 15-pin connector on the projector and a similar 15pin connector on the laptop.
2. To connect a Mac laptop you'll need a DVI to VGA adapter between the VGA cable and the laptop, a
DVI to VGA cable, or a DVI to HDMI cable.
3. To connect a DVD player or other video source, connect the composite video cable (yellow ends)
between the yellow “video in” connector on the projector and a similar video out connector on your DVD
player. Some DVD players and other video sources can be connected with the HDMI cable (included).
Connecting Audio – Detailed steps for connections begin on page 9 of the manual.
1. This projector has a small built-in speaker. To connect a laptop to the projector sound, use the included
1/8” audio cable (green ends) between the laptop audio output and the projector audio input (small blue
connector labeled “Audio A”). Use the “Audio Settings” menu on the projector and/or the volume control
on your laptop to adjust the sound volume.
2. For louder sound you can connect the audio output from your source to a PA system or portable stereo.
When doing this, the audio does not need to connect through the projector at all. Connect a suitable
cable from your source (laptop or DVD player) to your audio system. If you rented a portable PA system
from ATS, suitable cables and a separate instruction sheet will be included.
Testing and Adjustment – Detailed steps for operation begin on page 20 of the manual.
1. Press the power button on the projector to turn it on. In about a minute an image should start to appear
on your screen as the projector warms up.
2. Move the projector closer to the screen if the image is too large, and farther from the screen if the
image is too small.
3. Adjust the foot on the front of the projector to point the image up or down to match the height of your
screen.
4. Use the menus on the projector to adjust the shape of the image if it is not square with your screen.
5. Turn the lens ring on the front of the projector to adjust the focus until the image is sharp.
6. Turn on your source (laptop, DVD player, etc). Press the left arrow button on the projector to select
the input your source is connected to. Once you have done that, the image your source is sending
should appear on the screen.
Questions? Call 1-815-686-2687 or email [email protected]
For urgent technical support outside of business hours call 1-815-230-1911.
Dell 4210X Projector
Setup & Troubleshooting Instructions
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Troubleshooting – Detailed troubleshooting steps begin on page 62 of the manual.
1. Nothing appears on the screen at all, screen is dark:
Make sure the lens cap is removed from the lens.
Make sure there is power to the projector and it is turned on (power button should be lit up).
Allow a minute or so for the projector to warm up.
Turn the projector all the way off and back on. If the screen is still dark, the projector may be
malfunctioning.
2. Only a blue screen appears, no image from the source.
Make sure a cable is connected from the output of your source to an input on the projector. This
projector also has a VGA out which will not work as an input.
Make sure your source is turned on and outputting an image. Many laptops require you to press a
function key on the keyboard to turn on the external VGA monitor output. The key may be labeled
“CRT/LCD” or have a picture of a monitor on it. Hold “Function” (near the shift key) and press this
key to toggle the VGA output on and off. Sometimes this output may also be controlled by rightclicking anywhere on your laptop screen and selecting “Properties”, then the “Settings” tab and
adjusting which displays are active.
Press the left arrow button on the projector to select the input where the cable from your source is
connected.
3. Image is not bright enough.
Close blinds, cover windows, turn off lights to darken the room, especially any light shining directly
on the screen.
Move the projector closer to the screen. This will produce a smaller but brighter image.
Shutdown
Press the power button twice to turn the projector off, then wait 2 minutes until the cooling fan turns
off before unplugging the projector power cord. This allows the projector to cool safely before losing
power.
Questions? Call 1-815-686-2687 or email [email protected]
For urgent technical support outside of business hours call 1-815-230-1911.
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