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Dell E198FP User Manual

Dell E198FP User Manual

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Dell™ E198FP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
About Your Monitor
Front View
Back View
Side View
Bottom View
Monitor specifications
LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy
Caring for Your Monitor
Using Your Monitor Stand
Attaching the Stand
Organizing Your Cables
Using the Tilt
Removing the Stand
Setting Up Your Monitor
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.
© 2007-2008 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.
Model E198FP
April 2007       Rev. A02
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Solving Problems
Monitor Specific Troubleshooting
Common Problems
Product Specific Problems
CAUTION: Safety Instruction
FCC Notice (U.S. Only)
Contacting Dell™


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  • Page 1 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.
  • Page 2: About Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page    About Your Monitor   Dell™ E198FP Flat Panel Monitor    Front View   Back View   Side View   Bottom View   Monitor Specifications   LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy   Caring for Your Monitor Front View Menu selection button Brightness & Contrast / Down(-) button Auto-Adjust / Up(+) button...
  • Page 3: Side View

    Press to release the stand. VESA mounting holes (100mm - behind Use to mount monitor. attached stand) Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for 5 Barcode serial number label technical support. 6 Regulatory rating label List the regulatory approvals.
  • Page 4: Bottom View

    Bottom View   1 AC power cord connector 2 VGA connector Monitor Specifications   General Model number E198FP Flat Panel   Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD Screen dimensions 19 inches (19-inch diagonal viewable image size) Preset display area:  ...
  • Page 5: Preset Display Modes

    1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz Highest preset resolution 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz Preset Display Modes The following table lists the preset modes for which Dell guarantees image size and centering: Display Mode Horizontal Vertical Frequency Pixel Clock...
  • Page 6: Power Management Modes

    Temperature:   5¢X to 35¢XC (41¢X to 95¢XF) Operating Storage: 0¢X to 60¢XC (32¢X to 140¢XF) Nonoperating Shipping: -20¢X to 60¢XC(-4¢X to 140¢XF) Humidity:   10% to 80% (noncondensing) Operating Storage: 5% to 90% (noncondensing) Nonoperating Shipping: 5% to 90%(noncondensing) Altitude:  ...
  • Page 7: Plug And Play Capability

    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: Caring for Your 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.
  • Page 8: Fcc Notice (U.s. Only)

    Back to Contents Page   Appendix Dell™ E198FP Flat Panel Monitor    Safety Instructions   FCC Notice (U.S. Only)   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.
  • Page 9 NOTE: The contact information provided was deemed correct at the time that this document went to print and is subject to change. NOTE: In certain countries, support specific to Dell™ XPS™ computers is available at a separate telephone number listed for participating countries. If  you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately.
  • Page 10 Portables  International Access Code: 00  E-mail for Servers and ® Storage Products  Country Code: 54  Customer Service   toll-free: 0-800-444-0730  City Code: 11  Technical Support– Dell  toll-free: 0-800-222-0154 PowerApp™, Dell  PowerEdge™, Dell  PowerConnect™, and Dell  PowerVault™  Technical Support Services  toll-free: 0-800-444-0724  Sales  0-810-444-3355  Aruba   Online Support
  • Page 11  Country Code: 86  Customer Service E-mail  City Code: 592  Technical Support Fax   592 818 1350   Technical Support – XPS  toll-free: 800 858 0540  computers only  Technical Support – Dell™   toll-free: 800 858 2969  Dimension™ and Dell  Inspiron™  Technical Support – Dell  toll-free: 800 858 0950 OptiPlex™, Dell Latitude™,  and Dell Precision™  Technical Support –  toll-free: 800 858 0960 ...
  • Page 12 Queue Team  Large Corporate Accounts  toll-free: 800 858 2355  South Large Corporate Accounts  toll-free: 800 858 2811 West  Large Corporate Accounts  toll-free: 800 858 2621  Spare Parts  Colombia   Online Support  Technical Support,  01-800-915-4755 Customer Service, Sales  Costa Rica   Online Support  Technical Support,  ...
  • Page 13  Technical Support,  1-800-156-1588 Customer Service, Sales  Ecuador   Online Support  Technical Support,  toll-free: 999-119-877-655-3355 Customer Service, Sales (calling from Quito)  Technical Support,  toll-free: 1800-999-119-877-655-3355 Customer Service, Sales (calling from Guayaquil)  El Salvador   Online Support  Technical Support,   800-6132 Customer Service, Sales  Finland (Helsinki)
  • Page 14  00852-3416 6923 computers only  Country Code: 852  Technical Support –  00852-2969 3188  Dimension and Inspiron  Technical Support –  00852-2969 3191  OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision  Technical Support –  00852-2969 3196  Servers and Storage  Technical Support – 00852-3416 0906 Projectors, PDAs, Switches, Routers, etc.
  • Page 15 Japan – Dimension and Inspiron  Technical Support – Dell  toll-free:0120-198-433 Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude  Technical Support outside  81-44-556-3894 of Japan – Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude  Technical Support – Dell  toll-free: 0120-198-498 PowerApp, Dell PowerEdge, Dell PowerConnect, and Dell PowerVault  Technical Support outside  81-44-556-4162...
  • Page 16  Online Support  Technical Support - XPS  toll-free: 1 800 885 784  International Access computers only Code: 00  Technical Support - Dell  toll-free: 1 800 880 193 Precision, OptiPlex, and  Country Code: 60 Latitude  City Code: 4  Technical Support -  toll-free: 1 800 881 306...
  • Page 17  Main  50-81-8800 or 001-800-888-3355 or001-866-851-1754  Montserrat Online Support  Technical Support,  toll-free: 1-866-278-6822 Customer Service, Sales  Netherlands Antilles Online Support  Technical Support,  001-800-882-1519 Customer Service, Sales  Netherlands  Online Support (Amsterdam)  Technical Support for XPS 020 674 45 94  computers only  International Access Code: 00  Technical Support...
  • Page 18  Technical Support – XPS  toll-free: 1800 394 7464  computers only    Technical Support –  toll-free: 1800 394 7430  Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories  Technical Support –  toll-free: 1800 394 7488  OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision  Technical Support –  toll-free: 1800 394 7478  PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault  Customer Service  toll-free: 1800 394 7430(option6)  Transaction Sales  toll-free:  1 800 394 7412 ...
  • Page 19    toll-free:0080 165 1228  Corporate Sales  toll-free: 0080 165 1227   Thailand  Online Support  Technical Support  toll-free: 1800 0060 07   International Access (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Code: 001 Dell Precision)  Technical Support  toll-free: 1800 0600 09   Country Code: 66 (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault)  Customer Service   toll-free: 1800 006 007  (option7)  Corporate Sales  toll-free: 1800 006 009 ...
  • Page 20  0870 907 4006   Uruguay   Online Support  Technical Support,  toll-free: 000-413-598-2521 Customer Service, Sales  U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)  Dell Services for the Deaf, toll-free: 1-877-Dell™TY Hard-of-Hearing, or (1-877-335-5889) Speech-Impaired  International Access Code: 011 toll-free: 1-800-727-8320  Country Code: 1 Technical Support
  • Page 21 Financial Services Leases and Loans toll-free: 1-877-577-3355 Dell Preferred Accounts toll-free: 1-800-283-2210 (DPA) Sales 1-800-289-3355 or 1-800-879-3355 Dell Outlet Store toll-free: 1-888-798-7561 Software and Peripherals toll-free: 1-800-671-3355 Sales  U.S. Virgin Islands  Online Support  Technical Support,  toll-free: 1-877-702-4360 Customer Service, Sales  Venezuela...
  • Page 22: Setting Up Your Monitor

      Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E198FP Flat Panel Monitor    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, follow the Safety Instructions.
  • Page 23 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 Use this button for direct access to the 'Brightness' and 'Contrast' control menu. Brightness/Contrast Hot Use these buttons to adjust (decrease/increase ranges) items in the OSD. ...
  • Page 24: Using The Osd

      Using the OSD Accessing the Menu System 1. With the menu off, push the MENU button to open the OSD system and display the main features menu. A Function icons B Main Menu C Menu icon D Sub-Menu name E Resolution 2.
  • Page 25   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.   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. ...
  • Page 26 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.
  • Page 27: Automatic Save

    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 1280 X 1024 @ 60Hz.  NOTE: The floating 'Dell - self-test Feature Check' dialog will appear on-screen if the monitor cannot sense a video signal. Downloaded from Manuals...
  • Page 28 Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional) The Dell Soundbar is a four-speaker, 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.
  • Page 29 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 Manuals...
  • Page 30: Solving Problems

    3. 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 green. Also, depending upon the selected input, one of the dialogs shown below will continuously scroll through the screen.
  • Page 31: Product Specific Problems

    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 is a natural defect that occurs in LCD technology Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has bright spots...
  • Page 32 The OSD Lock is On. Press the menu button for 15 seconds to unlock the OSD menu. The monitor will not go into No picture, the LED light is green. When press "+", Move mouse or hit any key on the power saving mode.
  • Page 33: Attaching The Stand

    Back to Contents Page      Using Your Monitor Stand Dell™ E198FP Flat Panel Monitor    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.
  • Page 34: Using The Tilt

      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. Using the Tilt With the built-in pedestal, 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 LCD removal button, and then remove the stand.
  • Page 35 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 Manuals...

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