Dell E1912H User Manual

Dell E1912H User Manual

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Dell™ E1912H Monitor User's Guide
About Your Monitor
Setting Up the Monitor
Operating the Monitor
Notes, Cautions, Warnings
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.
© 2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
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.;  Microsoft a n d Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries. ENERGY STAR is a registered 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.
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.
Model E1912Hf/E1912Hc
April 2011  Rev. A01


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  • Page 1 ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. 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: Table Of Contents

    Back to Contents Page  About Your Monitor Dell™ E1912H 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 Information Guide   Product Features The Dell™ E1912H flat panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film Transistor, Liquid Crystal Display. The monitor's features include: ■ 47.0 cm (18.5 inches) viewable area display. ■ 1366 x 768 resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
  • Page 4: Back View

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

    The OSD will only function in the normal operation mode. When any button except power button is pressed in Active-off mode, the following messages will be displayed: Activate the computer and monitor to gain access to the OSD. NOTE: Dell E1912H monitor is ENERGY STAR®-compliant.    ...
  • Page 6: Flat Panel Specifications

    5 ms typical (black to white) Color Depth 16.7 mil colors Color Gamut 82 % (typical) * * [E1912H] color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (82 %) and CIE1931 (72 %) test standards. Resolution Specifications Model number Dell E1912H 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: Plug And Play Capability

    “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: 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
  • Page 10 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 11: Setting Up Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1912H 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 1366 x 768 again. NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1366 x 768, please contact Dell™ to inquire about a graphics adapter that supports these resolutions.   Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 12 Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1912H 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 13: Operating The Monitor

    Back to Contents Page   Operating the Monitor Dell™ E1912H 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 Press the button to turn on the monitor.
  • Page 14: Accessing The Menu System

    Front panel Key Use the keys on the front of the monitor to adjust the image settings.            Front panel Key Description Use the Up key to adjust (increase ranges) items in the OSD menu. Use the Down key to adjust (decrease ranges) items in the OSD menu. Down    Use the OK key to confirm your selection.  ...
  • Page 15     Press the buttons to toggle between options in the Menu. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. To select the highlighted item on the menu press the button again. Press the buttons to select the desired parameter. Press the  button to enter the slide bar and then use the ...
  • Page 16 AUTO ADJUST Use this key to activate automatic setup and adjust menu. The following dialog appears on a black screen as the monitor self current input:         Auto Adjustment allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming video signal. After using Auto Adjustment, you can further tune your monitor by using the Pixel Clock (Coarse) and Phase (Fine) controls under Image Settings.
  • Page 17     Standard: Loads the monitor's default color settings. This is the default preset mode. Multimedia: Loads color settings ideal for multimedia applications. Text: Loads color settings ideal for text applications. Warm: Increases the color temperature. The screen appears warmer with a red/yellow tint. Cool: Decreases the color temperature.
  • Page 18   Phase If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase adjustment, use the Pixel Clock (coarse) adjustment and then use Phase (fine), again.   Reset Display Settings Select this option to restore default display settings. Select this option to adjust the settings of the OSD, such as, the languages of the OSD, the amount of time the menu remains on screen, and OTHER SETTINGS so on.
  • Page 19   Factory Reset Resets all OSD settings to the factory preset values. PERSONALIZE Select this option allows you to set two shortcut keys.       Shortcut Key 1 User can select from "Preset Modes", "Brightness/Contrast", "Auto Adjust", "Aspect Ratio" and set as shortcut key.   Shortcut Key 2 User can select from "Preset Modes", "Brightness/Contrast", "Auto Adjust", "Aspect Ratio"...
  • Page 20: Osd Messages

      Reset Personalization Allows you to restore shortcut key to the default setting.   OSD 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 1366 x 768.
  • Page 21 2. Sleep - monitor goes into the sleep mode when the PC is in the screen saver mode. The PowerNap software provides an option to check if there is a new update.  Please check periodically if there is a new update for your software. NOTE: After installation, one desktop shortcut and one shortcut under "Start" for PowerNap are created. OS support: Windows XP (32 and 64 bits), Vista (32 and 64 bits),  Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits) Video interface support: VGA and DVI only. The latest version of the PowerNap Software can be downloaded from Dell’s website.
  • Page 22: Setting The Maximum Resolution

     Using the Dell Soundbar 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 23 With the stand assembly, you can tilt the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle. NOTE: The stand base is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 24 Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E1912H monitor Setting the display resolution to 1366 x 768 (Maximum) For optimal display performance while using the Microsoft Windows operating systems, set the display resolution to 1366 x 768 pixels by performing the...
  • Page 25 ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. 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 26: Setting Up The Monitor

    Back to Contents Page   Setting Up the Monitor Dell™ E1912H Monitor User's Guide   Attaching the Stand   Connecting Your Monitor   Removing the Stand    Attaching the Dell Soundbar (Optional)   Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand base is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
  • Page 27: Connecting

    After placing the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion, complete the following steps to remove the base: Use a long screwdriver to push the release latch located in a hole just above the stand. Once the latch is released, remove the base away from the monitor. Attaching the Dell Soundbar CAUTION: Do not use with any device other than the Dell Soundbar. ...
  • Page 28 Working from the back of the monitor, attach Soundbar by aligning the two slots with the two tabs along the bottom of the monitor. Slide the Soundbar to the left until it snaps into place. Connect the Soundbar with the DC power connector from the Soundbar Power Adapter. Insert the mini stereo plug from the back of the Soundbar into the computer's audio output jack.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Back to Contents Page   Troubleshooting Dell™ E1912H monitor   Self-Test   Built-in Diagnostics   Common Problems   Product Specific Problems   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 30: 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 31: Product Specific Problems

    Due to different video formats (aspect ratio) of DVDs, the monitor may display in full entire screen height or width of the screen screen. Run the built-in diagnostics. Dell™ Soundbar Problems Common Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions No sound for system where No power to Soundbar - the Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to the middle position;...
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