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Dell ™ E1911 monitor User's Guide
About Your Monitor
Setting Up Your Monitor
Operating Your Monitor
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed.
A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
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Model E1911f/E1911c
August 2010  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™ E1911 monitor User's Guide Package Contents Product Features Identifying Parts and Controls Monitor Specifications Plug and Play Capability LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy Maintenance Guidelines Package Contents Your monitor ships with the components shown below. Ensure that you have received all the components and contact Dell if something is missing.
  • Page 3: Front View

        Product Features The Dell™ E1911 display has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD). The monitor features include: ■ 48.26 cm (19 inches) viewable area display. ■ 1440x900 resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
  • Page 4: Back View

    Back View Back View with Monitor Stand   Label Description Barcode serial number label To contact Dell for technical support. Security lock slot To help secure your monitor. Dell Soundbar mounting brackets To attach the optional Dell Soundbar. Regulatory rating label Lists the regulatory approvals.
  • Page 5: Monitor Specifications

    Faceplate coating Antiglare with hard-coating 3H Backlight CCFL (2) edgelight system Response Time 5 ms typical Color depth 16.7 millions colors Color Gamut 80% CIE1976 (typical)* *[E1911] color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (80%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards.
  • Page 6: Resolution Specifications

    Resolution Specifications Model Dell E1911 monitor Horizontal scan range 30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic) Vertical scan range 56 Hz to 75 Hz (automatic) Maximum preset resolution 1440 X 900 at 60 Hz Supported Video Modes Video display 480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080P (Supports capabilities (DVI HDCP) playback) Preset Display Modes...
  • Page 7: Electrical Specifications

    120 V: 30 A (Max.) Inrush current 240 V: 60 A (Max.)   Physical Characteristics Model Dell E1911 monitor 15-pin D-subminiature, blue connector; DVI- Connector type D, white connector Digital: Detachable, DVI-D, Solid pins, shipped detached from the monitor Signal cable type...
  • Page 8: Environmental Characteristics

    Depth 155.75 mm (6.13 inches) Weight 5.52 kg (12.17 lbs) Weight with packaging Weight with stand assembly and 4.59 kg (10.12 lbs) cables Weight without stand assembly (For wall mount or VESA mount 3.45 kg (7.60 lbs) considerations - no cables) Weight of stand assembly 0.70 kg (1.54 lbs) Environmental Characteristics...
  • Page 9: Power Management Modes

    Power Management Modes If you have VESA's DPM™ compliance display card or software installed in your PC, the monitor can automatically reduce its power consumption when not in use. This is  referred to as Power Save Mode*. If the computer detects input from keyboard, mouse, or other input devices, the monitor automatically resumes functioning. The following table shows the power consumption and signaling of this automatic power saving feature: VESA Modes Horizontal Sync Vertical Sync...
  • Page 10: Fcc Notices (U.s. Only) And Other Regulatory Information

    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
  • Page 11 Back to Contents Page Help on PowerNap Installation To install PowerNap succesfully, follow these steps:- ® ® 1. Check Operating System Requirements   Windows XP, Windows Vista , Windows 2. Install Entech API Install 3. Install PowerNap Software   Install Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 12: Setting Up Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1911 monitor  If you have a Dell™ desktop or a Dell™ portable computer with internet access 1. Go to, 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 13: If You Have A Non Dell™ Desktop, Portable Computer, Or Graphics Card

    Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1911 monitor If you have a non Dell™ desktop, portable computer, or graphics card In Windows XP: 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 14: Operating The Monitor

    Back to Contents Page   Operating the Monitor Dell™ E1911 monitor User's Guide   Using the Front Panel Controls   Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu   PowerNap Software   Setting the Maximum Resolution   Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)   Using the Tilt    Power On the Monitor...
  • Page 15: Using The On-Screen Display (Osd) Menu

      Use this button to directly access the Shortcut Key 1 (Default: Preset Modes) menu or to increase the value of the selected menu option. See Using the OSD Menu. Preset modes Use this button to directly access the Shortcut Key 2 (Default: Brightness/Contrast) menu or to decrease the value of the selected menu option.
  • Page 16 NOTE: If you change the settings and then either proceed to another menu or exit the OSD menu, the monitor automatically saves those changes. The  changes are also saved if you change the settings and then wait for the OSD menu to disappear. 1. Press the button to open the OSD menu and display the main menu. Main Menu for Analog (VGA) Input Main Menu for Digital (DVI-D) Input  ...
  • Page 17     Back Press to go back to the main menu. Brightness Allows you to adjust the brightness or luminance of the backlight. Press the   key to increase brightness and press the  key to decrease brightness (min 0 ~ max 100). NOTE: Brightness control will be greyed out during "Screen dim" in PowerNap option when screen saver is activated. Contrast Allows you to adjust the contrast or the degree of difference between darkness and lightness on the monitor screen.
  • Page 18 Input Source Use the Input Source menu to select between different video signals that may be connected to your monitor. Select VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Push to select the VGA input source. DVI-D Select DVI-D input when you are using the Digital (DVI) connector. Push to select the DVI input source.
  • Page 19     Standard: Loads the monitor's default color settings. This is the default preset mode. Multimedia: Loads color settings ideal for multimedia applications. Game: Loads color settings ideal for most gaming applications. Warm: Increases the color temperature. The screen appears warmer with a red/yellow tint. Cool: Decreases the color temperature.
  • Page 20       Back Press to go back to the main menu.   Horizontal Position Use the buttons to adjust image left and right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+). NOTE: When using a DVI source, the Horizontal Position setting is not available.  ...
  • Page 21 Menu Timer Allows you to set the time for which the OSD remains active after you press a key on the monitor. Use the keys to adjust the slider in 1 second increments, from 5 to 60 seconds.   Menu Lock Controls user access to adjustments.
  • Page 22: Osd Warning Messages

          Back Press to go back to the main menu.       OSD Warning Messages When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode you will see the following message:   This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that it is receiving from the computer. See Monitor Specifications for the Horizontal and Vertical frequency ranges addressable by this monitor. Recommended mode is 1440x900.
  • Page 23: Setting The Maximum Resolution

    OS support: Windows XP32, XP64, Vista32, Vista64, Windows 7 Output interface support: VGA and DVI. The latest version of the PowerNap Software can be downloaded from Dell’s website. This will ensure that the software is compatible with your graphics card. Steps to download software: 1.
  • Page 24: Using The Tilt

     Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional) The Dell soundbar is a stereo two channel system, mountable on Dell Flat Panel Displays. The soundbar has a rotary volume and on/off control to adjust the overall system level, a LED for power indication, and two audio headset jacks.
  • Page 25 Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1911 monitor Setting the display resolution to 1440x900 (Maximum) ® For optimal display performance while using the Microsoft Windows operating systems, set the display resolution to 1440 x 900 pixels by performing the...
  • Page 26 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 27: Setting Up The Monitor

    Back to Contents Page   Setting Up the Monitor Dell™ E1911 monitor User's Guide   Attaching the Stand   Connecting Your Monitor   Removing the Stand Base     Attaching the Dell Soundbar (Optional)   Removing the Stand for VESA wall mount   Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand base is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
  • Page 28: Connecting The Blue Vga Cable

    NOTE:  If your computer supports a white DVI connector, connect the white DVI cable (that ships with your monitor) from your monitor to your computer. NOTE:  Do not connect both the blue VGA and the white DVI cables to the computer as all monitors ship with the VGA cable attached to the monitor.
  • Page 29 To remove stand base 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 stand base away from the monitor. Attaching the Dell Soundbar CAUTION: Do not use with any device other than the Dell soundbar. ...
  • Page 30   To remove the stand assembly from the monitor: Place the monitor panel on soft cloth or cushion on a stable flat table. Remove the three screws on the stand of the monitor as shown above. Remove the stand assembly from the monitor. Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Back to Contents Page   Troubleshooting Dell™ E1911 monitor   Self-Test   Common Problems   Product Specific Problems   Dell Soundbar Problems   WARNING: 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 32: Common Problems

    LCD screen has spots Cycle power on-off. Pixel that is permanently off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology. For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at: Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has bright spots Cycle power on-off.
  • Page 33: Product Specific Problems

    Restart the computer in the safe mode. Safety Related Issues Visible signs of smoke or sparks Do not perform any troubleshooting steps. 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 34 Test the Soundbar using another audio source (For example: portable CD player, MP3 player). Distorted Sound Computer's sound card is used Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. as the audio source Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card. Set all Windows volume controls to their midpoints.

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