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Dell™ M991 Color Monitor
Quick Setup Guide
Safety Instructions
Observe the following safety guidelines when connecting and using your monitor:
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Be sure that your monitor is electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.
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Locate your monitor near an easily accessible electrical outlet.
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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.
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Put your monitor in a location with low humidity and a minimum of dust.
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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.
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Never insert anything metallic into the monitor openings. Doing so may create the danger of electric shock.
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To avoid electric shock, never touch the inside of the monitor. Only a qualified technician should open the
monitor’s case.
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Be sure to hold the plug, not the cable, when disconnecting the monitor from an electrical outlet.
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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.
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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.
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If your monitor does not operate normally—in particular, if there are any unusual sounds or smells coming
from it—unplug the monitor immediately and contact an authorized dealer or service center.
Connecting Your Monitor to a Computer
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Turn off your computer and unplug your computer’s power cable.
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.
Fully insert the monitor power cable into the power port on the back of the monitor.
Plug the power cables of your computer and your monitor into a nearby electrical outlet.
Turn on your computer and monitor. If the monitor does not display an image, refer to the troubleshooting
section of this guide.
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Monitor Controls and Indicators
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Power button - Switches your monitor on.
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"OK" button - When pressed it will take you to the Main OSD Menu controls.
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Power Indicator - This light glows green during normal operation
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Brightness hotkeys - Pressing either Left or Right arrow directly will adjust screen brightness
(BRIGHTNESS control bar will appear on screen).
LEFT and RIGHT buttons - These are also used for adjusting other functions in the Main OSD Menu of
your monitor.
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Contrast hotkeys - Pressing either Up or Down arrow directly will adjust screen contrast (CONTRAST
control bar will appear on screen).
UP and DOWN buttons - These are also used for selecting other functions in the Main OSD Menu of your
monitor.
Driver Installation
Use the monitor CD to install the appropriate monitor driver for your operating system.
Microsoft Windows Millennium Operating System
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!
! Specify the location of the driver!
! Next.
4. When the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box appears, select “Display a list of all the drivers in a
specific location, so you can select the driver you want,” and click Next>.
5. Insert the monitor CD into the CD-ROM drive, then click Have Disk…
6. 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, then click OK.
7. Click Next>, Next>, and then Finish to complete the installation.
8. Close the Display Properties window.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System
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 Properties!
! Driver!
! Update Driver.
4. When the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box appears, choose “Search for a suitable driver for my
device,” and click Next>.
5. Insert the monitor CD into 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 Next> and then Finish to
complete the installation.
6. Close the Display Properties window.
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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.
7. Insert the monitor CD into the CD-ROM drive, and click Next> twice when the Add New Hardware Wizard
dialog box appears.
8. Click the CD-ROM drive box to install the drivers from the CD and then click Next>.
9. Confirm that the driver was found on the CD, and click Next> twice to install the driver.
10. Click Finish to exit the Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box.
To manually install or update the driver, perform the following steps:
11. Click Start−
− > Settings−
− > Control Panel and then double-click Display.
12. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab, and then click Advanced.
13. Click the Monitor tab, and then click Change.
14. 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
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Click Start−
− > Settings−
− > Control Panel and then double-click Display.
In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab and then click Change Display Type.
In the Change Display Type window, click Change and then click Have Disk.
Insert the monitor CD into 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.
In the Select Device window, click the appropriate monitor model and then click OK.
In the Change Display Type window, click Close.
In the Display Properties window, click OK.
Version 4.00.950B
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Click Start−
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− > Control Panel and then double-click Display.
In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab and then click Advanced Properties.
In the Advanced Display Properties window, click the Monitor tab and then click Change.
In the Select Device window, click Have Disk.
Insert the monitor CD into 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.
In the Select Device window, click the appropriate monitor model and then click OK.
In the Advanced Display Properties window, click Close.
In the Display Properties window, click OK.
Setting Display Resolution
For optimal monitor performance while using Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95 or
Windows NT®, set the display resolution to 1024 by 768 as follows:
1. Click Start!
! Settings!
! Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel window, and the click the Settings tab.
3. In the Desktop area, move the slidebar to 1024 by 768 pixels. Then click OK.
Accessing the User’s Guide Online or via CD
To view the latest monitor User’s Guide, access the SUPPORT section of the Dell Web site
(http://support.dell.com).
If you do not have Internet access, you can access the guide on the monitor CD:
4. 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.)
5. 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.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Monitor Has No Power
If the monitor’s power indicator is off and no image appears on the display, perform the following checks:
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Ensure that the power cable is fully inserted in the monitor’s power port and the electrical outlet.
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Test the electrical outlet by plugging in a working electrical device such as a lamp.
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Ensure that the power button has been depressed, and wait for the power indicator to light.
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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.
No Image Is Displayed on the Monitor
If the monitor power indicator is on but no image appears on the display, perform the following checks:
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Ensure that the video connector is seated properly. Tighten the connector screws securely with your
fingers.
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Ensure that the computer is on.
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Increase brightness and contrast controls.
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Turn off the monitor and unplug the signal cable. Check the cable connector for bent or broken pins.
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With the signal cable still disconnected, turn on the monitor. If the monitor is working correctly, a self-test
pattern appears.
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Perform a 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.
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October 2000
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