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Dell SE178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide About Your Monitor Front View Back View Side View Bottom View Monitor specifications Caring for your Monitor Using Your Adjustable Monitor Stand Product Specific Problems Monitor Specific Troubleshooting Common Problems Product Specific Problems Appendix Attaching the Stand Organizing Your Cables Using the Tilt Removing the Stand FCC Notice (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information CAUTION: Safety Instruction Contacting Dell Using the OSD Connecting Your Monitor Using the Front Panel Buttons Using the OSD Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional) Notes, Notices, and Cautions Throughout this guide, blocks of text may be accompanied by an icon and printed in bold type or in italic type. These blocks are notes, notices, and cautions, and they are used as follows: 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 the potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Some warnings may appear in alternate formats and may be unaccompanied by an icon. In such cases, the specific presentation of the caution is mandated by regulatory authority. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, and Dell OpenManage are trademarks of DellInc Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation ENERGY STAR is a 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 trademarks and trade names other than its own. April 2007 Rev. A00 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Back to Contents Page About Your Monitor Dell SE178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Front View Back View Side View Bottom View Monitor Specifications Caring for your Monitor Front View 1 Menu selection button 2 Brightness Contrast / Down(-) button 3 Auto-Adjust / Up(+) button 4 Power On/Off button with LED indicator Back View Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine 1 Security lock slot Attach a lock to secure your monitor. 2 Dell Soundbar mounting brackets Attach the optional Dell Soundbar. 3 Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support. 4 Regulatory rating label List the regulatory approvals. 5 Stand removal button Press to release the stand. 6 VESA mounting holes ( 100mm - behind attached stand) Use to mount monitor. 7 Cable holder Help organize cables by passing them through the holder. Side View Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Right side Left side Bottom View 1 AC power cord connector 2 VGA connector Monitor Specifications General Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Model number SE178WFP Flat Panel Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD Screen dimensions 17 inches (17-inch diagonal viewable image size) Preset display area: Horizontal 367.2 mm(14.46 inches) Vertical 229.5 mm(9.04 inches) Pixel pitch 0.255 mm x 0.255 mm Viewing angle Viewing angle 150° (vertical) typ, 160° (horizontal) typ(CR>10） Luminance output 250 cd/m ²(typ) Contrast ratio 600:1 (typ) Faceplate coating Glossy with hard-coating 2H Backlight 2 CCFL backlight Response Time 8 ms typical (Black to White) Resolution Horizontal scan range 30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic) Vertical scan range 50 Hz to 75 Hz Optimal preset resolution 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz Highest preset resolution 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz Preset Display Modes The following table lists the preset modes for which Dell guarantees image size and centering: Display Mode Horizontal Frequency (kHz) Vertical Frequency (Hz) Pixel Clock (MHz) Sync Polarity (Horizontal/Vertical) VGA, 720 x 400 31.5 70.1 28.3 -/+ VGA, 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 60.3 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 +/+ 55.935 60.0 106.5 -/+ VESA, 1440 x 900 Electrical The following table lists the electrical specification: Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Video input signals Analog RGB: 0.7 Volts +/-5%, 75 ohm input impedance Synchronization input signals D-sub: Detachable, Analog, 15pin, shipped attached to the monitor AC input voltage / frequency / current 100 to 240 VAC / 50-60 Hz / 0.6A (100V)& 0.35A(240V)Max. Inrush current 120V: 30A (Max.) 240V: 60A (Max.) Physical Characteristics The following table lists the physical characteristics: Signal cable type D-sub: Detachable, Analog, 15pin, blue connector, attached to the monitor Dimensions (with stand): Height Width Depth 339.2 mm (13.35 inches) 403.2 mm (15.87 inches) 126.2 mm (4.97 inches) Weight: Monitor (Stand and Head) Monitor Flat panel only (VESA Mode) Weight with packaging 3.86 kg ( 8.49 lb) 2.70 kg (5.95 lb) 5.31 kg (11.68 lb ) Environmental The following table lists the environmental limitation: Temperature: Operating Nonoperating 5° to 35 °C (41° to 95 °F) Storage: 0° to 60 °C (32° to 140 °F) Shipping: -20° to 60 °C (-4° to 140 °F) Humidity: Operating Nonoperating 10% to 80% (noncondensing) 5% to 90% (noncondensing) Altitude: Operating 3,657.6 m (12,000 ft) max Nonoperating 12,192 m ( 40,000 ft ) max Thermal dissipation 256.08 BTU/hour (maximum) 119.5 BTU/hour (typical) Power Management Modes Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine If you have VESA's DPMS compliance display card or software installed in your PC, the monitor automatically reduces its power consumption when not in use. This is referred to as Power Save Mode. If input from keyboard, mouse or other input devices is detected by the computer, the monitor automatically resumes functioning. The following table shows the power consumption and signaling of this automatic power-saving feature: Power Management Definition VESA's Mode Video H-sync V-sync Power Used ON Active Yes Yes maximum 40W Power Saving Blanked No Yes Blanked Yes No> Blanked No Blanked -- Power Saving LED color 0% Blue <=2W >80% Amber <=2W >80% Amber No <=2W >80% Amber -- <=1W >80% Off typical 34W Switch Off NOTE: The OSD functions only in the normal operation mode. Otherwise one of the following messages will appear depending upon the selected 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. Pin Assignments VGA Connector The following table shows pin assignments in the VGA connector: Pin Number 15-pin Side of the Connected Signal 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 Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine 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 required. LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy During the LCD Monitor manufacturing process, it is not uncommon for one or more pixels to become fixed in an unchanging state. The visible result is a fixed pixel that appears as an extremely tiny dark or bright discolored spot. In almost every case, these fixed pixels are hard to see and do not detract from display quality or usability. A display with 1 to 5 fixed pixels is considered normal and within competitive standards. For more information, see Dell Support site at: support.dell.com. Caring for your Monitor CAUTION: Read and follow the Safety Instruction before cleaning the monitor. CAUTION: Before cleaning the monitor, unplug the monitor from the electrical outlet. l l l l l To clean your antistatic screen, slightly 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 slightly-dampened, warm cloth to clean the plastics. Avoid using detergent of any kind as some detergents leave a milky film on the plastics. If you notice a white powder when you unpack your monitor, wipe it off with a cloth. This white powder occurs during the shipping of the monitor. Handle your monitor with care as darker-colored plastics may scratch and show white scuff marks more than lighter-colored monitor. To help maintain the best image quality on your monitor, use a dynamically changing screen saver and power off your monitor when not in use. Back to Contents Page Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Back to Contents Page Appendix Dell SE178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide FCC Notice (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information CAUTION: Safety Instruction Contacting Dell FCC Notice (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information For FCC Notice and other regulatory information, see the regulatory compliance website located at www.dell.com\regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Safety Instructions For information on safety instructions, refer to your Product Information Guide. Contacting Dell For customers in the United States, call 800-W W W-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. 2. 3. 4. 5. Visit support.dell.com . Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop-down menu at the bottom of the page. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you. Back to Contents Page Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell SE178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Connecting Your Monitor Using the Front Panel Buttons Using the OSD Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional) Connecting Your Monitor CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, see the Safety Instructions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn off your computer and unplug its power cable. Connect the blue (analog D-sub) display connector cable to the corresponding video port on the back of your computer. (The graphic is for illustration only. System appearance may vary). Connect the power cable for your display to the power port on the back of the display. Plug the power cables of your computer and your display into a nearby outlet. Your monitor is equipped with an automatic power supply for a voltage range from 100 to 240 Volt at a frequency of 50/60 Hz. Be sure that your local power is within the supported range. If you are unsure, ask your electricity supplier. Turn on your display and computer. If your monitor displays an image, installation is complete. If it does not display an image, see Troubleshooting. Using the Front Panel Buttons 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 their numeric values as they change. The following table describes the front panel buttons: Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine A The 'MENU' button is used to open the on-screen display (OSD), select function icons, exit from menus and sub-menus, and to exit the OSD. See Accessing the Menu System. MENU B Use this button for direct access to the 'Brightness' and 'Contrast' control menu. Brightness/Contrast Hot Key B C Use these buttons to adjust (decrease/increase ranges) items in the OSD. NOTE: You can activate automatic scroll feature by pressing and holding either + or - button. - and + buttons C Use this button to activate automatic setup and adjustment. The following dialog will appear on screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the current input: Auto adjustment In Progress. 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' and 'Phase' controls in the OSD. NOTE: Auto Adjust will not occur if you press the button while there are no active video input signals, or attached cables. D The Blue LED indicates the monitor is on and fully functional. An amber LED indicates DPMS power save mode. The Power button turns the monitor on and off. Power Button & Indicator On Screen Menu/Display (OSD) Direct-Access Functions Function Adjustment Method Auto adjustment Use this button to activate automatic setup and adjustment. The following dialog will appear on screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the current input: Auto adjustment In Progress 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' and 'Phase' controls in the OSD. NOTE: Auto Adjust will not occur if you press the button while there are no active video input signals, or attached cables. Brightness / Contrast With the menu off, press button to display the 'Brightness' and 'Contrast' adjustment menu. The 'Brightness' function adjusts the luminance of the flat panel. Adjust 'Brightness' first, then adjust 'Contrast' only if further adjustment is necessary. "+" increase 'brightness' " - "decrease 'brightness' The 'Contrast' function adjusts the degree of difference between darkness and lightness on the display screen. "+" increase the 'contrast' "-" decrease the 'contrast' Using the OSD Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Accessing the Menu System 1. 2. 3. 4. Icon With the menu off, press the MENU button to open the OSD system and display the main features menu. A Function icons B Main Menu D Sub-Menu name E Resolution C Menu icon Press the - and + buttons to move between the function icons. As you move from one icon to another, the function name is highlighted to reflect the function or group of functions (sub-menus) represented by that icon. See the table below for a complete list of all the functions available for the monitor. Press the MENU button once to activate the highlighted function. Press -/+ to select the desired parameter, press menu to enter the slidebar then use the - and + buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your changes. Press the MENU button once to return to the main menu to select another function or press the MENU button two or three times to exit from the OSD. Menu Name and Submenus Description EXIT This is used to exit out of the Main Menu. Positioning: 'Positioning' moves the viewing area around on the monitor screen. Horizontal When making changes to either the Horizontal or Vertical settings, no changes occur to the size of the viewing area; the image gets Vertical shifted based on what you select. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+). Image settings: Auto Adjust Even though your computer system can recognize your new flat panel monitor on startup, the 'Auto Adjustment' function will optimize the display settings for use with your particular setup. NOTE: In most cases, 'Auto Adjust' produces the best image for your configuration; you can directly access this function via Auto Adjustment hotkey. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Pixel Clock The Phase and Pixel Clock adjustments allow you to more closely adjust your monitor to your preference. Select Image Settings in the main OSD to access these settings. Use the - and + buttons to adjust interference. Minimum: 0 ~ Maximum: 100 Phase If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase adjustment, use the Pixel Clock adjustment and then use Phase again. 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. Color Settings: Adjusts the color temperature and saturation. Color Settings adjust the color temperature. Color Settings has the following options: Color Management : Color Settings Mode : You can choose between a Graphics and a Video mode. If your computer is connected to your monitor, choose Video. Color Presets: You can choose different color presets for different viewing modes. As soon as choose Graphics,you can choose Normal Preset, Red Preset,Blue Preset or User Preset. Select Red Preset for a warm color. Select Blue Preset for a cool color. You can adjust the monitor color using User Preset, R, G, B.Normal Preset mean color temperature 6500K. Select Blue Preset for a bluish tint. This color setting is used for text based applications (spreadsheets, programming, text editors, etc.). Select Red Preset for a reddish tint.This color setting is used for color-intensive applications (photograph image editing, multimedia, movies, etc.). Select Normal Preset for default color settings. This setting is also the “sRGB” standard default color space. 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. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine There are three video modes:Theater Preset ,Sports Preset, Nature Preset. Select Theater Preset for playing a movie. Select Sports Preset for viewing sports. Select Nature Preset for general viewing. For general picture or web or watch TV, choose Nature Preset. User can adjust the Hue(Tint)/Saturation based on the preference. NOTE: 'Color temperature' is a measure of the 'warmth' of the image colors (red/green/blue). The two available presets ('Blue' and 'Red') favor blue and red accordingly. Select each one to see how each range suits your eye; or utilize the 'User Preset' option to customize the color settings to your exact choice. OSD Settings: Each time the OSD opens, it displays in the same location on the screen. 'OSD Settings' (horizontal/vertical) provides control over this location. Horizontal - and + buttons move OSD to the left and right. Position Vertical - and + buttons move OSD down and up. Position OSD Hold The OSD stays active for as long as it is in use. Time: 'OSD Hold Time': Sets the length of time the OSD will remain 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. NOTE: Default 'OSD hold time' is 20 seconds. OSD Lock Controls user access to adjustments. When 'Yes' (+) is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons, except Menu, are locked. All buttons can be locked or unlocked. Press the 'Menu' button for over 15 seconds to unlock the OSD menu. NOTE: When the OSD is locked, pressing the 'Menu' button will take the user directly to the 'OSD settings' menu, with 'OSD Lock' preselected on entry. Select 'No'(-) to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Language: Language sets the OSD to display in one of the five languages (English, Español, Français, Deutsch, Japanese). NOTE: The language chosen affects only the language of the OSD. It has no effect on any software running on the computer. Factory Reset: Factory Reset returns the settings to the factory preset values for the selected group of functions. Exit is used to exit out of Factory Reset menu. For All settings, all user adjustable settings are reset at one time except Language settings. IR — This feature helps 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 when you select “Enable LCD Conditioning”: NOTE: Press any button on the monitor to terminate LCD Conditioning at any time. DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows you to adjust the monitor parameters (brightness, color, balance, etc.) via software applications on your PC. Select Disable to disable this feature. For best user experience and optimum performance of your monitor, keep this feature enabled. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine NOTE:If you select 'disable' for DDC/CI,the warning message appears on screen.You can select Yes or No according to need. Automatic Save With the OSD open, if you make an adjustment and then either proceed to another menu, or exit the OSD, the monitor automatically saves any adjustments you have made. If you make an adjustment and then wait for the OSD to disappear the adjustment will also be saved. OSD Warning Messages A warning message may appear on the screen indicating that the monitor is out of sync. Cannot Display This Video Mode Optimum resolution 1440 x 900 60Hz This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that it is receiving from the computer. Either the signal is too high or too low for the monitor to use. See Specifications for the Horizontal and Vertical frequency ranges addressable by this monitor. Recommended mode is 1440 X 900 @ 60Hz. NOTE: The floating 'Dell - self-test Feature Check' dialog appears on the screen if the monitor cannot sense a video signal. Occasionally, no warning message appears, but the screen is blank. This could also indicate that the monitor is not synchronizing with the computer. See Troubleshooting for more information. 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 blue LED for power indication, and two audio headset jacks. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine 1. Power/Volume control 2. Power indicator 3. Headphone connectors Soundbar Attachment to the Monitor 1. Working from the rear of the monitor, attach the Soundbar aligning the two slots with the two tabs along the bottom rear of the monitor. 2. Slide the Soundbar to the left until it snaps into place. 3. Connect the Soundbar with the power brick. 4. Plug the power cable of the power brick into a nearby outlet. 5. Insert the lime-green mini stereo plug from the rear of the Soundbar into the computer's audio output jack. NOTICE: Do not use with any device other than Dell Soundbar. NOTE: Soundbar Power Connector - 12V DC output is for optional Dell Soundbar only. Back to Contents Page Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Back to Contents Page Product Specific Problems Dell SE178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Monitor Specific Troubleshooting Common Problems Product Specific Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions. Monitor Specific Troubleshooting Self-Test Feature Check (STFC) 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. 2. 3. Turn off both your computer and the monitor. Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer. To ensure proper Self-Test operation, remove the Analog (blue connector) cables from the back of computer. Turn on the monitor. The floating 'Dell - Self-Test Feature Check' 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. 4. 5. This box also appears during normal system operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged. 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. OSD Warning Messages For OSD-related issues, see OSD Warning Messages 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 No picture, monitor is dead POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS l l l No Video/ Power LED on No picture or no brightness l l l Poor Focus Picture is fuzzy, blurry or ghosting l l Press Auto Adjust button l l Wavy picture or fine movement Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Increase brightness & contrast controls Perform monitor self-test feature check Check for bent or broken pins Press Auto Adjust button Adjust Phase and Clock controls through OSD Eliminate video extension cables Perform monitor reset Lower video resolution or increase font size l l Shaky/Jittery Video Check connection integrity at both ends of the video cable Electric outlet verification Ensure power button depressed fully l l l l Missing Pixels LCD screen has spots l l Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has bright spots l l Brightness Problems Picture too dim or too bright l l l Geometric Distortion Screen not centered correctly l l l l Horizontal/Vertical Lines Screen has one or more lines l l l l l Sync Problems Screen is scrambled or appears torn l l l l l l LCD Scratched Screen has scratches or smudges l l Safety Related Issues Visible signs of smoke or sparks l l Intermittent Problems Monitor malfunctions on & off l l l l Missing Color Picture missing color l l l Wrong Color Picture color not good l l Image Retention (from a static image) Faint Shadow from the static image displayed appears on the screen l l Adjust Phase and Clock controls through OSD Perform monitor reset Check environmental factors Relocate and test in another room Cycle power on-off These are pixels that are permanently off and is a natural defect that occurs in LCD technology Cycle power on-off These are pixels that are permanently on and is a natural defect that occurs in LCD technology Perform monitor reset on "All Settings" Press Auto Adjust button Adjust brightness & contrast controls Perform monitor reset on "Position Settings Only" Press auto-adjust button Adjust the centering controls Ensure monitor is in proper video mode Perform monitor reset on "All Settings" Press Auto Adjust button Adjust Phase and Clock controls via OSD Perform monitor self-test feature check and determine if these lines are also in selftest mode Check for bent or broken pins Perform monitor reset on "All Settings" Press 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" Turn monitor off and clean the screen For cleaning instruction, see Caring for your Monitor. Do not perform any troubleshooting steps Monitor needs to be replaced Ensure monitor is in proper video mode Ensure video cable connection to computer and to the flat panel is secure Perform monitor reset on "All Settings" Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the intermittent problem occurs in self-test mode Perform monitor self-test feature check Check connection integrity at both ends of the video cable Check for bent or broken pins Change the color to "User Preset" Adjust R/G/B value of "User Preset" 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 WHAT YOU EXPERIENCE Screen image is too small Image is centered on screen, but does not fill entire viewing area l Perform monitor reset on "All Settings" Cannot adjust the monitor with the buttons on the front panel OSD does not appear on the screen l Turn the monitor off and unplug the power cord and then plug back and power on The monitor will not go into power saving mode. No picture, the LED light is blue. When press "+", "-" or "Menu" key, the message " No input signal " will appear. l Move mouse or hit any key on the keyboard on the computer or activate video player, then access the OSD to set both Audio/Video to " off " state. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS No Input Signal when user controls pressed No picture, the LED light is blue. When press "+", "-" or "Menu" key, the message " No input signal " will appear. l l l OSD Lock All buttons are locked except the "menu" button. No user adjustments are allowed. Back to Contents Page Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine l Check the signal source Make sure the Computer is not in power saving by moving mouse or pressing any key on the keyboard. Check whether the signal cable is plugged in and seated properly. Re-plug the signal cable if necessary. Re-boot the computer or video player. Press the "menu" button for over 15 seconds to unlock the OSD menu. Back to Contents Page Using Your Monitor Stand Dell SE178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Attaching the Stand Organizing Your Cables Using the Tilt Removing the Stand Attaching the Stand NOTE: Stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. 1. Place the stand on a flat surface. 2. Fit the groove on the back of the monitor onto the two tabs of the upper stand. 3. Lower the monitor so that the monitor mounting area snaps on/locks to the stand. Organizing Your Cables After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment,) use the cable holder to neatly organize all cables as shown above. Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine Using the Tilt With the stand, you can tilt the monitor to best suit your viewing needs. Removing the Stand After placing the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion, press and hold the stand removal button, and then remove the stand. NOTE: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand, ensure that the monitor is placed on a clean surface. Back to Contents Page Downloaded from www.manualsdb.com manuals search engine