Dell™ 1503FP Flat Panel Color Monitor
Quick Setup Guide
Observe the following safety guidelines when connecting and using your monitor:
Be sure that your monitor is electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.
Locate your monitor near an easily accessible electrical outlet.
Place the monitor on a solid surface and treat it carefully. The screen can be damaged if dropped, sharply hit, or
touched with a sharp or abrasive implement.
Put your monitor in a location with low humidity and a minimum of dust.
Never use your monitor if the power cable has been damaged. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cable,
and keep the cable away from where people could trip over it.
Never insert anything metallic into the monitor openings. Doing so may create the danger of electric shock.
To avoid electric shock, never touch the inside of the monitor. Only a qualified technician should open the monitor's
Be sure to hold the plug, not the cable, when disconnecting the monitor from an electrical outlet.
Openings in the monitor cabinet are provided for ventilation. To prevent overheating, these openings should not be
blocked or covered. Also, avoid using the monitor on a bed, sofa, rug, or other soft surface. Doing so may block the
ventilation openings in the bottom of the cabinet. If you put the monitor in a bookcase or some other enclosed space,
be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Do not expose the monitor to rain or use it near water. If the monitor accidentally gets wet, unplug it and contact an
authorized dealer immediately. You can clean the exterior of the monitor with a damp cloth when necessary, but be
sure to unplug the monitor first.
If your monitor does not operate normally-in particular, if there are any unusual sounds or smells coming from it
unplug the monitor immediately and contact an authorized dealer or service center.
Connecting Your Monitor to a Computer
1. Turn off your computer and unplug its power cable.
2. Connect either the white (digital DVI-D) or the blue (analog D-SUB) display connector cable to the corresponding
video port on the back of your computer. Do not use both cables on the same PC. The only case in which both
cables can be used is if they are connected to two different PCs with appropriate video systems. (The graphics are
for illustration only. System appearance may vary).
3. Connect the power cable for your display to the power port on the back of the display.
4. Plug the power cables of your computer and your display into a nearby outlet.
5. Turn on your display and computer.
If your monitor displays an image, installation is complete. If it does not display an image, see Troubleshooting.
Note: If your PC does not support the connection for the "digital" video cable then it can remain unconnected
or it can be removed from the back of the monitor. This will not affect the performance of the monitor.
Dell™ 1503FP Flat Panel Color Monitor Quick Setup Guide