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Dell™ M210X Projector
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  • Page 1 Dell™ M210X 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...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Your Dell Projector ..........
  • Page 4 ..........Contacting Dell .
  • 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 1.8m VGA cable (VGA to VGA) Carrying case Remote control CD User’s Guide &...
  • Page 6: About Your Projector

    Ensure the projector operates between ambient temperatures (5ºC to 35ºC). Do not try to touch the ventilation outlet as it can become very hot after the projector has been turned on or immediately after it is turned off. Your Dell Projector...
  • Page 7 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. NOTE: Safety Information For more information, see the that is shipped with your projector. Your Dell Projector...
  • Page 8: Connecting Your Projector

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

    Connecting to a Computer Connecting a Computer Using a VGA Cable Power cord VGA to VGA cable USB-A to USB-B cable NOTE: The USB cable is not shipped 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 www.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 www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 12: Connecting A Dvd Player Using A Component Video Cable

    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 www.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. You can purchase the HDMI cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 14: Using Your Projector

    Using Your Projector Turning Your Projector On NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The Power button light blinks blue until pressed. Remove the lens cap. Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables to the projector. For information about connecting the projector, see "Connecting Your Projector"...
  • 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. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector.
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Projector Zoom And Focus

    Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the zoom lens and elevator foot are fully retracted before moving the projector or placing the projector in its carrying case. Rotate the zoom tab to zoom in and out. Rotate the focus ring until the image is clear.
  • Page 17: Adjusting Projection Image Size

    Adjusting Projection Image Size 302.8"(769.11 cm) 227"(576.58 cm) 177"(449.58 cm) 126"(320.04 cm) 76"(193.04 cm) 25"(63.50 cm) 22.89" (58.14 cm) 3.28'(1.0m) Using Your Projector...
  • Page 18: Using The Control Panel

    Max. 25" 76" 126" 177" 227" 302.8" (63.50 cm) (193.04 cm) (320.04 cm) (449.58 cm) (576.58 cm) (769.11 cm) Screen (Diagonal) Min. 22.89" 69" 115" 160" 206" 275" (58.14 cm) (175.26 cm) (292.10 cm) (406.40 cm) (523.24 cm) (698.50 cm) Max.
  • Page 19 LAMP warning light If the LAMP amber indicator is on or blinking, one of the following problems could be occurring: • Lamp is reaching its end of usable life • Lamp module is not properly installed • Lamp driver failure •...
  • Page 20 Down / Keystone Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display adjustment (OSD) Menu items. Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+40/-35 degrees). Menu 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 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. Enter Press to confirm the selection. Right Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu items.
  • Page 22 Freeze Press to pause the screen image. Page up Press to move to previous page. NOTE: The USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Up feature. Mute Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker. Page down Press to move to next page.
  • Page 23 19 Auto adjust Press to synchronize the projector with the input source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD is displayed. 20 Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+40/-35 degrees). Using Your Projector...
  • Page 24: Installing The Remote Control Batteries

    Installing the Remote Control Batteries NOTE: Remove the batteries from the remote control when not in use. Press the tab to lift the battery compartment cover. Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the batteries. Insert the batteries and align their polarity correctly according to the marking in the battery compartment.
  • Page 25: Operating Range With Remote Control

    Operating Range With Remote Control Angle 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. 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. • Press the Menu button on the control panel or the remote control to enter the Main Menu.
  • Page 27: Input Select

    INPUT SELECT The Input Select menu allows you to select your projector’s input source. —Select Off (the OURCE default) to lock the current input signal. If you press the Source button when the Auto Source mode is set to Off, you can manually select the input signal.
  • 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 to adjust the brightness of the image. RIGHTNESS —Use to adjust the display contrast.
  • Page 30: Display (in Pc Mode)

    —Allows you to select the color space, options are: RGB, YCbCr, and 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)

    —Press to move the image down and to move the image ERTICAL OSITION —Allows you to change the display data clock frequency to match the REQUENCY frequency of your computer graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use Frequency control to minimize the bars.
  • 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 —Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press to activate the ANGUAGE Language menu. —Allows you to select the projector mode, depending upon how ROJECTOR the projector is mounted. • Front Projection-Desktop — This is the default option. •...
  • Page 34 a PC/NB with graphics card, capable of outputting at 120 Hz signal via VGA or HDMI cable. b Input a suite of 3D content via Video and S-Video. 3. When projector detects either of the inputs (mentioned above), the enable 3D display on "SETUP"...
  • Page 35: 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. — Select and press to activate menu settings.
  • Page 36 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 37 — Select the Audio input source, options are: Audio and UDIO NPUT HDMI. — Press to decrease the volume and to increase the volume. OLUME — Allows you to mute the sounds for audio input and audio output. — Select and press to activate power settings.
  • Page 38 — Select and press to activate security settings. The ECURITY ETTINGS security settings menu allows you to enable and set password protection. — When Password Protect is enabled, a Password Protect screen ASSWORD requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is inserted into the electrical outlet and the power for the projector is first turned on.
  • Page 39 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 40 —Key in the original password, then enter the new HANGE ASSWORD password and confirm the new password again. — 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.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting Your Projector

    NOTE: Closed caption option is available for NTSC only. — Test Pattern is used to test focus and resolution. ATTERN You can enable or disable the Test Pattern by selecting Off, 1 or 2. You can also invoke the Test Pattern 1 by pressing and holding down buttons on the control panel simultaneously for 2 seconds.
  • Page 42 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 Possible Solution No image appears on the • Ensure that the lens cap is removed and the screen projector is turned on.
  • Page 43 If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions or your monitor freezes, restart all the equipment and the projector. If you are not using a Dell™ Laptop computer, see your documentation. If images are not displayed properly, please upgrade the video driver of your computer.
  • Page 44 To clear the protection mode, press and hold the POWER button for 10 seconds. TEMP light is solid amber The projector has overheated. The display automatically shuts down. Turn the display on again after the projector cools down. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. Troubleshooting Your Projector...
  • Page 45 POWER button for 10 seconds. Please wait for about 5 minutes and try to power up again. If the problem persists, contact Dell™. The OSD does not appear on Try to press the Menu button on the panel for the screen 15 seconds to unlock the OSD.
  • Page 46: Guiding Signals

    Ensure that the air vents are not blocked AMBER 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 47 Lamp failure Lamp is defective. Replace the lamp. AMBER Lamp module Lamp module connection may be connection disrupted. Check the lamp module and AMBER failed ensure that it is properly installed. If the Flashing problem persists, contact Dell. Troubleshooting Your Projector...
  • Page 48: 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 49 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 50: Specifications

    Specifications Light Valve 0.55" XGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™ Brightness 2000 ANSI Lumens (Max.) Contrast Ratio 2100:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off) Uniformity 85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA) Number of Pixels 1024 x 768 (XGA) Displayable Color 1.07 billion colors Color Wheel Speed Projection Lens F-Stop: F/ 2.41~2.55 Focal length, f=21.8~24 mm...
  • Page 51 Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.07 x 2.99 x 6.10 inches (205 x 75.9 x 155 mm) 2.99"(75.9mm) Environmental 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) Humidity: 90% maximum...
  • Page 52 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 53 Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital) Hsync Frequency Resolution Refresh Rate (Hz) Pixel Clock (MHz) (KHz) 640 x 350 70.087 31.469 25.175 640 x 480 59.940 31.469 25.175 640 x 480 p60 59.940 31.469 25.175 720 x 480 p60 59.940 31.469 27.000 720 x 576 p50 50.000 31.250 27.000...
  • Page 54: 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 55: Appendix: Glossary

    Appendix: Glossary ANSI L — A standard for measuring the brightness. It is calculated by UMENS dividing a square meter image into nine equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine points.
  • Page 56 dB — decibel — A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity, usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of the two levels. Diagonal Screen — A method of measuring the size of a screen or a projected image.
  • Page 57 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 58 Focus 16 S-video connector 8 Focus ring 16 USB remote connector 8 Zoom tab 16 VGA input (D-sub) connector 8 Audio 8 Contact Dell 5 Audio Input 36 Control Panel 18 Audio Settings 35 Dell Capture Screen 35 contacting 53...
  • Page 59 Power Supply 49 Powering On/Off the Projector Projection Distance 49 Powering Off the Projector 14 Projection Lens 49 Powering On the Projector 14 Projection Screen Size 49 Uniformity 49 Video Compatibility 49 Quick Shutdown 36 Weight 49 support contacting Dell 53 Index...
  • Page 60 53 Test Pattern 40 Troubleshooting 41 Contact Dell 41 Volume 36 Index...

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