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Dell™ M410HD Projector
User's Guide

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  • Page 1 Dell™ M410HD Projector User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; DLP and DLP logo are trademarks of T Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Your Dell Projector Connecting Your Projector Connecting to a Computer Connecting a DVD Player Using Your Projector Turning Your Projector On Turning Your Projector Off Adjusting the Projected Image Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus Adjusting Projection Image Size .
  • Page 4 Guiding Signals Changing the Lamp Specifications Contacting Dell Appendix: Glossary Contents ........
  • Page 5: Your Dell Projector

    Your Dell Projector Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the items, and contact Dell™ if anything is missing. Package Contents Power cable Carrying case CD User’s Guide & Documentation 1.8m VGA cable (VGA to VGA)
  • Page 6: About Your Projector

    Do not use the projector near appliances that generate a lot of heat. Do not use the projector in areas where there is an excessive amount of dust. The dust may cause the system to fail and the projector will automatically shutdown.
  • Page 7 Do not look into the lens while the projector is on as it may cause injury to your eyes. Do not place any objects near or in front of the projector or cover its lens while the projector is on as the heat may cause the object to melt or burn.
  • Page 8: Connecting Your Projector

    Connecting Your Projector USB remote connector VGA input (D-sub) connector HDMI connector S-video connector Composite video connector CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions as described on page 6. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 9: Connecting To A Computer

    VGA to VGA cable USB-A to USB-B cable NOTE: The USB cable is not provided with your projector. NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Up and Page Down features on the remote control.
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player

    Connecting a DVD Player Using an S-video Cable Power cord S-video cable NOTE: The S-video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the S-Video extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website at dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 11: Connecting A Dvd Player Using A Composite Video Cable

    Connecting a DVD Player Using a Composite Video Cable Power cord Composite video cable NOTE: The Composite Video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the Composite Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website at dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 12: Connecting A Dvd Player Using A Component Video Cable

    Power cord VGA to Component Video cable NOTE: The VGA to Component Video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the VGA to Component Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website at dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 13: Connecting A Dvd Player Using An Hdmi Cable

    Connecting a DVD Player Using an HDMI Cable Power cord HDMI cable NOTE: The HDMI cable is not shipped with your projector. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 14: Using Your Projector

    "Connecting Your Projector" on page 8 for instructions to connect your source to the projector. By default, the input source of projector is set to VGA-In. Change the input source of projector if necessary. If you have multiple sources connected to the projector, press the Source button on the remote control or control panel to select the desired source.
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Projected Image

    To power off the projector quickly, press the Power button and hold for 1 second while the projector’s cooling fans are still running. NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the internal temperature to stabilize.
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Projector Zoom And Focus

    Rotate the zoom tab to zoom in and out. Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances ranging between 3.28 ft to 39.37 ft (1 m to 12 m).
  • Page 17: Adjusting Projection Image Size

    Adjusting Projection Image Size 361"(916.94 cm) 270"(685.80 cm) 210"(533.40 cm) 150"(381.00 cm) 90"(288.60cm) 30"(76.20 cm) 27.2" (69.09 cm) 3.28'(1.0m) Using Your Projector...
  • Page 18: Using The Control Panel

    Max. 17.72" (45 cm) Min. 16.14" (41 cm) Distance 3.28' (1.0m) * This graph is for user reference only. Using the Control Panel Using Your Projector 90" 150" 210" (288.60cm) (381.00 cm) (533.40 cm) 82" 137" 191" (208.28 cm) (347.98 cm) (485.14 cm)
  • Page 19 • Lamp driver failure • Color wheel failure For more information, see "Troubleshooting Your Projector" on page 41 and "Guiding Signals" on page 45. If the TEMP amber indicator is on or blinking, one of the following problems could be occurring: •...
  • Page 20 Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu items. Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+40/-35 degrees). Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional keys and the Menu button to navigate through the OSD.
  • Page 21: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Power Enter Right Down Turns the projector on or off. For more information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on page 14 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on page 14. Press to confirm the selection. Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu items.
  • Page 22 Press to move to previous page. NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Up feature. Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker. Press to move to next page. NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Down feature.
  • Page 23 19 Auto adjust 20 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting Press to synchronize the projector with the input source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD is displayed. the projector (+40/-35 degrees). Using Your Projector...
  • Page 24: Installing The Remote Control Batteries

    Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the batteries. Insert the batteries and align their polarity correctly according to the marking in the battery compartment. NOTE: Avoid mixing different types of batteries or using new and old batteries together. Slip the battery cover back. Using Your Projector...
  • Page 25: Operating Range With Remote Control

    Operating Range With Remote Control Operating range Angle ±45° Distance 10m/32.8feet Angle NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak batteries will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the projector. Angle Using Your Projector...
  • Page 26: Using The On-screen Display

    Using the On-Screen Display • The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu that can be displayed with or without an input source. • To navigate through the tabs in the Main Menu, press the your projector’s control panel or remote control.
  • Page 27: Input Select

    INPUT SELECT The Input Select menu allows you to select your projector’s input source. VGA—Press to detect VGA signal. —Press to detect S-Video signal. IDEO —Press OMPOSITE IDEO HDMI—Press to detect HDMI signal. —Press to activate Input Select Advanced menu.
  • Page 28: Picture (in Pc Mode)

    PICTURE (in PC Mode) Using the Picture menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The Picture menu, provides the following options: —Allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation, Bright, IDEO MODE Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom (set your preferred settings).
  • Page 29 Saturation, Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced the projector automatically switches to Custom. NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Tint, and Advanced the projector automatically switches to Custom. —Use RIGHTNESS —Use ONTRAST —Allows you to adjust the video source from black and white to fully ATURATION saturated color.
  • Page 30: Display (in Pc Mode)

    OLOR PACE YPbPr. DISPLAY (in PC Mode) Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The Picture menu provides the following options: —Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the image SPECT ATIO appears.
  • Page 31: Display (in Video Mode)

    Tracking to correct it. This is a fine adjustment. DISPLAY (in Video Mode) Using the Display menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The Picture menu provides the following options: —Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how the image...
  • Page 32: Lamp

    LAMP Using the Lamp menu, you can adjust the display settings of your projector. The Lamp menu provides the following options: —Allows you to select between Normal and ECO mode. Normal mode operates at full power level. ECO Mode operates at a lower power level which may provide longer lamp life, quieter operation, and dimmer luminance output on the screen.
  • Page 33 • Front Projection-Desktop — This is the default option. • Rear Projection-Desktop — The projector reverses the image so that you can project from behind a translucent screen. —Select On to enable the auto correction for vertical image EYSTONE distortion caused by tilting the projector.
  • Page 34: Information

    INFORMATION The Information menu displays the current projector settings. OTHERS The Others menu allows you to change settings for Menu, Screen, Audio, Power, Security, and Closed Caption (for NTSC only). You can also perform Test Pattern and Factory Reset. —...
  • Page 35 To capture a full image, ensure the input signal that is connected to the projector is 1024 x 768 resolution. — Select Dell to use the Dell logo as wallpaper. Select Captured to CREEN set the captured image as wallpaper.
  • Page 36 — OWER AVING projector is set to enter power saving mode after 120 minutes of no activity. A warning message appears on screen showing a 60-second countdown before switching to power saving mode. Press any button during countdown period to stop power saving mode.
  • Page 37 Enabled. If the password has been set before, key in the password first and select the function. This password security feature will be activated the next time you turn on the projector. If you enable this feature, you will be asked to enter the projector's password after you turn...
  • Page 38 If you have entered an incorrect password, you will be given another 2 chances. After the three invalid attempts, the projector will automatically turn off. NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL™ or qualified service personnel. To disable the password function, select Off to disable the function.
  • Page 39 — Select On to enable close caption and activate the closed LOSED APTION caption menu. Select an appropriate closed captions option: CC1, CC2, CC3, and CC4. —Key in the original password, then enter the new Using Your Projector...
  • Page 40 — Select and press ACTORY ESET warning message below appears. Reset items include both computer sources and video source settings. Using Your Projector buttons on the control panel to reset all settings to its factory default, the buttons on the...
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting Your Projector

    Troubleshooting Your Projector If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. See Contacting Dell™ on page 53. Problem No image appears on the screen Missing Input Source. Cannot switch to particular Input Source.
  • Page 42 Possible Solution Press the Auto Adjust button on the remote control or the control panel. If you are using a Dell™ portable computer, set the resolution of the computer to WXGA (1280 x 800) or XGA (1024 x 768): Right-click the unused portion of your ®...
  • Page 43 When the lamp reaches its end of life, it may burn out and may make a loud popping sound. If this occurs, the projector does not turn back on. To replace the lamp, see "Changing the Lamp" on page 47.
  • Page 44 (continued) Problem TEMP light is blinking amber A projector fan has failed and the projector The OSD does not appear on the screen The remote control is not operating smoothly or works only within a limited range Troubleshooting Your Projector...
  • Page 45: Guiding Signals

    Ensure that the air vents are not blocked and that the ambient temperature is within operational range. If the problem persists, contact Dell. Lamp The lamp is overheated. The air vents overheated may be blocked. The projector automatically shuts down.
  • Page 46 Lamp failure Lamp is defective. Replace the lamp. Lamp module Lamp module connection may be connection disrupted. Check the lamp module and failed ensure that it is properly installed. If the problem persists, contact Dell. Troubleshooting Your Projector AMBER AMBER Flashing...
  • Page 47: Changing The Lamp

    Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in the operation. Replacement suggested! www.dell.com/lamps" appears on the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact Dell™. For more information, see Contacting Dell™on page 53. CAUTION: Use an original lamp to ensure safe and optimal working condition of your projector.
  • Page 48 LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.DELL.COM/HG OR CONTACT THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR LAMP SPECIFIC DISPOSAL INFORMATION CHECK WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
  • Page 49: Specifications

    Specifications Light Valve Brightness Contrast Ratio Uniformity Number of Pixels Displayable Color Color Wheel Speed Projection Lens Projection Screen Size Projection Distance Video Compatibility Power Supply Power Consumption Audio Noise Level Weight 0.65" WXGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™ 2000 ANSI Lumens (Max.) 2100:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off) 85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA) 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
  • Page 50 Dimensions (W x H x D) Environmental I/O Connectors Lamp Specifications 8.07 x 2.99 x 6.10 inches (205 x 75.9 x 155 mm) 2.99"(75.9mm) Operating temperature: 5ºC - 35ºC (41ºF- 95ºF) Humidity: 80% maximum Storage temperature: 0ºC to 60ºC (32ºF to 140ºF) Humidity: 90% maximum Shipping temperature: -20ºC to 60ºC (-4ºF to 140ºF)
  • Page 51 NOTE: The lamp life rating for any projector is a measure of brightness degradation only, and is not a specification for the time it takes a lamp to fail and cease light output. Lamp life is defined as the time it takes for more than 50 percent of a lamp sample population to have brightness decrease by approximately 50 percent of the rated lumens for the specified lamp.
  • Page 52 Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital) Resolution 640 x 350 640 x 480 640 x 480 p60 720 x 480 p60 720 x 576 p50 720 x 400 640 x 480 848 x 480 640 x 480 800 x 600 800 x 600 800 x 600 1024 x 768 1280 x 720 p50...
  • Page 53: Contacting Dell

    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: Visit support.dell.com.
  • Page 54: Appendix: Glossary

    Compressed Resolution — If the input images are of higher resolution than the native resolution of the projector, the resulting image will be scaled to fit the native resolution of the projector. The nature of compression in a digital device means that some image content is lost.
  • Page 55 (usually a wide-top narrow-bottom effect) of a projected image caused by improper projector to screen angle. Maximum Distance — The distance from a screen the projector can be to cast an image that is usable (bright enough) in a fully darkened room.
  • Page 56 Reverse Image — Feature that allows you to flip the image horizontally. When used in a normal forward projection environment text, graphics, etc. are backwards. Reverse image is used for rear projection. RGB — Red, Green, Blue — typically used to describe a monitor that requires separate signals for each of the three colors.
  • Page 57 VGA to YPbPr cable 12 Connection Ports Composite video connector 8 S-video connector 8 USB remote connector 8 VGA input (D-sub) connector 8 Contact Dell 5 Control Panel 18 Dell contacting 53 Main Unit 6 Control panel 6 Elevator button 6...
  • Page 58 I/O Connectors 50 Lamp 50 Light Valve 49 Noise Level 49 Number of Pixels 49 Power Consumption 49 Power Supply 49 Projection Distance 49 Projection Lens 49 Projection Screen Size 49 Uniformity 49 Video Compatibility 49 Weight 49 support contacting Dell 53...
  • Page 59 53 Test Pattern 40 Troubleshooting 41 Contact Dell 41 Volume 36 Index...

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