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Dell™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide
About Your Monitor
Setting Up the Monitor
Operating the Monitor
Troubleshooting
Appendix
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.
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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.
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Model E1709Wc
July 2008  Rev. A00
 
 
 

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  • Page 1 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™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide    Package Contents    Product Features   Identifying Parts and Controls   Monitor Specifications   Plug and Play Capability   LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy   Maintenance Guidelines Package Contents Your monitor ships with all the components shown below. Ensure that you have received all the components and Contact Dell™...
  • Page 3: Product Features

    Product Features The Dell™ E1709W flat panel display has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD). The monitors features include: ■ Dell E1709W has a 17-inch (433.0 mm) viewable area display. ■ 1440x900 resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
  • Page 4: Side View

      Label Description Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support. Regulatory rating label List the regulatory approvals. VESA mounting holes (100mm) To mount the monitor. Security lock slot Use a security lock with the slot to help secure your monitor.
  • Page 5: Monitor Specifications

    Activate the computer and monitor to gain access to the OSD. NOTE: Dell E1709W Flat Panel monitor is TC099 and ENERGY STAR®-compliant. Zero power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the main cable from the monitor.
  • Page 6: Plug And Play Capability

    CCFL edgelight system Response Time 8ms typical Color Gamut 65% (typical)* *Dell E1709W Flat Panel monitor color gamut (typical) is based on CIE 1976 (65%) and CIE1931 (60%) test standards. Resolution Specifications Model number Dell E1709W Flat Panel Monitor Scan range  ...
  • Page 7: Preset Display Modes

    Preset Display Modes The following table lists the preset modes for which Dell guarantees image size and centering:   Display Mode Horizontal Frequency Vertical Frequency Pixel Clock (MHz) Sync Polarity (kHz) (Hz) (Horizontal/Vertical) VESA, 720 x 400 31.5 70.0 28.3 VESA, 640 x 480 31.5...
  • Page 8: Maintenance Guidelines

    “dark dot.” 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. Maintenance Guidelines...
  • Page 9: 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 10: Setting Up Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor  If you have a Dell™ desktop or a Dell™ portable computer with internet access 1. Go to http://support.dell.com, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card.  2. After installing the drivers for your Graphics Adapter, attempt to set the resolution to 1440x900 again. NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1440x900, please contact Dell™ to inquire about a Graphics Adapter that supports these resolutions.   Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 11 Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor If you have a non Dell™ desktop, portable computer, or graphics card 1. Right-click on the desktop and click Properties. 2. Select the Settings tab. 3. Select Advanced. 4. Identify your graphics controller supplier from the description at the top of the window (e.g. NVIDIA, ATI, Intel etc.).
  • Page 12: Operating The Monitor

    Back to Contents Page   Operating the Monitor Dell™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide   Using the Front Panel Controls   Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu   Setting the Optimal Resolution   Using the Tilt    Using the Front Panel Use the control buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the characteristics of the image being displayed. As you use these buttons to adjust the controls, an OSD shows the numeric values of the characteristics as they change.
  • Page 13: Accessing The Menu System

        Use the Power button to turn the monitor on and off.   The Blue LED indicates the monitor is on and fully functional. An amber LED indicates DPMS power save mode. Power  (with power light indicator) Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu  ...
  • Page 14 Push the button to increase brightness and push the button to decrease brightness (min 0 ~ max 100). Contrast Adjust Brightness first, and then adjust Contrast only if further adjustment is necessary. Push the button to increase contrast and push the button to decrease contrast (min 0 ~ max 100).
  • Page 15 When you select Video, you can choose Movie, Game, Sports, or Nature preset: For playing a movie, choose "Movie" preset; For playing a sport program, choose "Sports" preset; For playing a game, choose "Game" preset; For general picture or web or watch TV, choose Nature preset. You can adjust the Hue(Tint)/Saturation based on your preference.
  • Page 16         Horizontal Position Use the buttons to adjust image left and right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).    Vertical Position Use the buttons to adjust image up and down. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).   ...
  • Page 17: Osd Warning Messages

      LCD Conditioning Helps reduce minor cases of image retention. Depending on the degree of image retention, the program may take some time to run. You can enable this feature by selecting "Enable".    Factory Reset Reset all OSD settings to the factory preset values.    OSD Warning Messages When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode you will see the following message:  ...
  • Page 18: Setting The Optimal Resolution

    If you do not see 1440 x 900 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Depending on your computer, complete one of the following procedures: If you have a Dell desktop or portable computer: Go to support.dell.com, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card. ¡ If you are using a non-Dell computer (portable or desktop): Go to the support site for your computer and download the latest graphic drivers.
  • Page 19 Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 20 Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor Setting the display resolution to 1440X900 (Optimal) For optimal display performance while using the Microsoft Windows operating systems, set the display resolution to 1440 x 900 pixels by performing the following steps: 1.
  • Page 21 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 22: Setting Up The Monitor

    Back to Contents Page   Setting Up the Monitor Dell™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide   Attaching the Stand   Connecting Your Monitor   Organizing Your Cables   Removing the Stand Base     Removing_the_Stand_for_VESA_wall_mount   Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
  • Page 23: Organizing Your Cables

      CAUTION: The Graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance of the computer may vary. Organizing Your Cables   After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment,) use the cable management slot to organize all cables as shown above.
  • Page 24       To remove the base of the stand from the monitor: Place  the monitor panel on soft cloth or cushion on a stable flat table. Press and hold the release latch, while pulling the base of the stand away from the monitor. Removing the Stand for VESA wall mount   To remove the stand assembly from the monitor: Place the monitor panel on soft cloth or cushion on a stable flat table.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Back to Contents Page   Troubleshooting Dell™ E1709W Flat Panel Monitor   Self-Test   Common Problems   Product Specific Problems   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions.  Self-Test Your monitor provides a self-test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is functioning properly. If your monitor and computer are properly connected but the monitor screen remains dark, run the monitor self-test by performing the following steps: 1.
  • Page 26: Product Specific Problems

    Safety Related Issues Visible signs of smoke or Do not perform any troubleshooting steps. sparks Contact Dell immediately. Intermittent Problems Monitor malfunctions on & off Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is secure.
  • Page 27 Specific Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions Screen image is too small Image is centered on screen, Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. but does not fill entire viewing area Cannot adjust the monitor with OSD does not appear on the Turn off the monitor, unplug the power cord, plug back, and then turn on the monitor.

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