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Dell™ E198WFP 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 Adjustable 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
Using the OSD
Setting the Optimal Resolution
Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)
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.
© 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 Dell Inc; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Adobe is a
trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. 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 E198WFP
January 2008
Rev. A03
Solving Problems
Troubleshooting Your Monitor
General Problems
Product Specific Problems
Troubleshooting Your Soundbar
Appendix
FCC Identification Information
Safety Information
Contacting Dell

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  • Page 1 Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, and Dell OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
  • Page 2: About Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page About Your Monitor Dell™ E198WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Front View Back View Side View Bottom View Monitor Specifications LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy Caring for your Monitor Front View Input signal select button...
  • Page 3: Bottom View

    Use to mount the monitor. attached base plate) 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.
  • Page 4: Monitor Specifications

    Left side Right side Monitor Specifications Power Management Modes If you have VESA's DPM™ 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. The monitor automatically resumes functioning when the system detects input from the keyboard, mouse or other input devices.The following table shows the power consumption and signaling of this automatic power saving feature: VESA Modes Horizontal Sync Vertical Sync Video...
  • Page 5: Plug And Play Capability

    15-pin D-Sub connector Pin Number Monitor Side of the 15-pin Side Signal Cable Video-Red Video-Green Video-Blue Self-test GND-R GND-G GND-B DDC +5V GND-sync DDC data H-sync V-sync DDC clock 24-pin Digital-only DVI Connector Note: Pin 1 is at the top right. Pin Signal Assignment Pin Signal Assignment Pin Signal Assignment...
  • Page 6: Flat Panel

    1440 x 900 at 60 Hz Video Supported Modes Video display capabilities (DVI playback) 480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p (Supports HDCP) 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...
  • Page 7: Physical Characteristics

    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.
  • Page 8: Caring For Your Monitor

    Caring for 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. 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.
  • Page 9: Attaching The Stand

    Back to Contents Page Using Your Adjustable Monitor Stand Dell™ E198WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Attaching the Stand Organizing Your Cables Using the Tilt Removing the Stand Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
  • Page 10: Using The Tilt

    After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment,) use the cable hole to neatly organize all cables as shown above. Using the Tilt You can tilt the monitor to best fit your viewing needs. Removing the Stand...
  • Page 11 After placing the monitor panel on soft cloth or cushion, complete the following steps to remove the stand. 1. Place the monitor on a table. 2. Lift the stand away from the monitor while pressing the stand release button. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 12: Setting Up Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E198WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Connecting Your Monitor Using the Front Panel Using the OSD Menu Setting the Optimal Resolution Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional) Connecting Your Monitor CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions.
  • Page 13: Using The Front Panel

    Use the Input Select button to choose between two different video signals that may be connected to your monitor. NOTE: The floating 'Dell Self-test Feature Check' dialog appears on a black background if the monitor cannot sense a video signal. Depending upon the selected input, one of the dialogs shown below will scroll continually.
  • Page 14: Using The Osd Menu

    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 the power button to turn the monitor on and off.
  • Page 15 1. Push the Menu button to open the OSD menu and display the main menu. Main Menu for Analog (VGA) Input Main Menu for Digital (DVI) Input...
  • Page 16 NOTE: 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.
  • Page 17 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). 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.
  • Page 18 Pixel Clock (Coarse) 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.
  • Page 19 As soon as choose Graphics,you can choose Normal Preset,Multimedia Preset,Gaming Preset, Red Preset,Blue Preset or User Preset; Select Gaming Preset for playing games in your computer. Select Multimedia Preset to view media applications such as photo,clip..Select Red Preset for a warm color. Select Blue Preset for a cool color.
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21 Time OSD Lock: Controls user access to adjustments. When Yes (+) is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons except the Menu button are locked. NOTE: When the OSD is locked, pressing the menu button takes the user directly to the OSD settings menu, with OSD Lock OSD Lock selected.
  • Page 22 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.
  • Page 23: Setting The Optimal Resolution

    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-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.
  • Page 24 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.
  • Page 25 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. Slide the Soundbar to the left until it snaps into place. Connect the soundbar with the power brick. Plug the power cables of the power brick into a nearby outlet.
  • Page 26: Solving Problems

    3. Turn on the monitor. The floating 'Dell Self-test Feature Check' dialog box should appear on-screen on 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.
  • Page 27: General Problems

    4. This box also appears during normal system operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged. 5. 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.
  • Page 28: Product Specific Problems

    Geometric Screen not centered correctly Perform monitor reset on "Position Settings Only". Distortion Push Auto Adjust button. Adjust the centering controls. Ensure monitor is in proper video mode. Horizontal/Vertical Screen has one or more lines Perform monitor reset. Lines Push Auto Adjust button. Adjust Phase and Clock controls via OSD.
  • Page 29 No Sound Soundbar has power - Plug the audio line-in cable into the computer's audio out jack. power indicator is on. 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.
  • Page 30 2 This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTICE: The FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Inc. could void your authority to operate this equipment. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
  • Page 31: Contacting Dell

    NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed. 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 32 E-mail Address la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, Customer Service, Sales toll-free: 800-335-0031 Antigua and Barbuda Online Support www.dell.com.ag la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, Customer Service, Sales 1-800-805-5924 Technical Support toll-free: 0800-105 Aomen Customer Service (Xiamen, China) 34 160 910 Country Code: 853 Transaction Sales (Xiamen, China)
  • Page 33 Barbados Online Support www.dell.com/bb la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support 1-800-534-3349 Customer Service, Sales 1-800-534-3142 Belgium (Brussels) Online Support support.euro.dell.com Technical Support for XPS computers only 02 481 92 96 International Access Code: 00 General Support 02 481 92 88 General Support Fax...
  • Page 34 800 858 0540 Technical Support – Dell™ Dimension™ and Dell Inspiron™ toll-free: 800 858 2969 Technical Support – Dell OptiPlex™, Dell Latitude™, and Dell Precision™ toll-free: 800 858 0950 Technical Support – Dell PowerEdge™ and Dell PowerVault™ toll-free: 800 858 0960 Technical Support –...
  • Page 35 Technical Support, 01-800-915-5704 Customer Service, Sales 01-800-915-4755 Spare Parts,Software,Peripherals and Warranty Sales toll-free:01-800-915-6158 Ink and Toner Sales toll-free:01-800-915-5676 Costa Rica Online Support www.dell.com/cr la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support 0800-012-0232 Customer Service, Sales 0800-012-0231 Czech Republic (Prague) Online Support support.euro.dell.com czech_dell@dell.com International Access Code: 00...
  • Page 36 Sales under 500 employees 0207 533 540 Sales over 500 employees 0207 533 533 France (Paris) (Montpellier) Online Support support.euro.dell.com Technical Support for XPS computers only 0825 387 129 International Access Code: 00 Home and Small Business Technical Support 0825 387 270...
  • Page 37 Technical Support – XPS computers only 00852-3416 6923 Technical Support – Dimension and Inspiron 00852-2969 3188 Country Code: 852 Technical Support – OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision 00852-2969 3191 Technical Support – Servers and Storage 00852-2969 3196 Technical Support – Projectors, PDAs, Switches, Routers, etc.
  • Page 38 Technical Support outside of Japan – Dimension and Inspiron 81-44-520-1435 Technical Support – Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude toll-free:0120-198-433 City Code: 44 Technical Support outside of Japan – Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude 81-44-556-3894 Technical Support – Dell PowerApp, Dell PowerEdge, Dell PowerConnect, and Dell toll-free: 0120-198-498 PowerVault Technical Support outside of Japan –...
  • Page 39 Technical Support – XPS computers only toll-free: 1 800 885 784 International Access Code: 00 Technical Support – Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude toll-free: 1 800 880 193 Technical Support – Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories toll-free: 1 800 881 306 Country Code: 60 Technical Support –...
  • Page 40 Main 50-81-8800 or 01-800-888-3355 or 001-866-851-1754 Montserrat Online Support support.dell.com.ag la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, Customer Service, Sales toll-free: 1-866-278-6822 Netherlands Antilles Online Support www.dell.com/an la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support, Customer Service, Sales 001-866-379-1022 Netherlands (Amsterdam) Online Support support.euro.dell.com Technical Support for XPS computers only...
  • Page 41 001-866-633-4907(Clarocom) Customer Service, Sales toll free: 001-800-507-1264(C&W) or 001-866-422-7964(Clarocom and Movistar) or 001-800-507-1786(TC) Online Support www.dell.com/py Paraguay la-techsupport@dell.com (Asuncion only) Technical Support, Customer Service, Sales dial 008-11-800,then have the operator dial 866-686-9848 or EEUU (512) 723-0020 Peru Online Support www.dell.com/pe...
  • Page 42 Country Code: 65 XPS computers only toll-free: 1800 394 7464 Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories toll-free: 1800 394 7430 OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision toll-free: 1800 394 7488 PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault toll-free: 1800 394 7478 Customer Service...
  • Page 43 Corporate Sales toll-free: 0080 165 1227 Thailand Online Support support.ap.dell.com Technical Support -OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision toll-free: 1800 0060 07 International Access Code: 001 Technical Support -PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault toll-free: 1800 0600 09 toll-free: 1800 006 007...
  • Page 44 Technical Support toll-free: 000-413-598-2523 Customer Service, Sales toll-free: 000-413-598-2521 U.S.A. (Austin, Texas) toll-free:1-877-DELLTTY Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired International Access Code: 011 (1-877-335-5889) toll-free:1-800-727-8320 Country Code: 1 Technical Support support.dell.com toll-free:1-800-232-8544 Home and Home Office...
  • Page 45 Technical Support toll-free: 1-877 702-4360 Customer Service, Sales toll-free: 1-877-702-4288 Venezuela Online Support www.dell.com/ve la-techsupport@dell.com Technical Support 0800-100-2513 Customer Service, Sales 0800-100-4752 Back to Contents Page...

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