Dell E173FP - 17" LCD Monitor User Manual

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Contents: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide
Preface
Introduction
Setup
Using the Display
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Appendix
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2004 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction 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, Windows, and Windows NT are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; VESA is a registered trademark of Video Electronics Standards Association;
IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation; Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems
Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. 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 entitles claiming the marks and
names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Initial release: January 2005

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  • Page 1 Reproduction 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, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; VESA is a registered trademark of Video Electronics Standards Association;...
  • Page 2: About This Guide

    About This Guide • Notational Conventions About This Guide This guide is intended for anyone who uses the Dell E173FP Color Monitor. It describes the display's features, setup, and operation. The sections are as follows: Introduction gives an overview of the display’s features and provides an orientation to the display.
  • Page 3 Graphics Overview Thank you for purchasing the Dell E173FP 17-inch Flat Panel Display. The Dell E173FP was designed to accommodate a wide variety of users ranging from home and small offices to large corporate environments. Displaying brilliant images at a maximum resolution of up to 1280x1024 pixels, this Active Matrix TFT LCD monitor is ideal for word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, and Internet browsing.
  • Page 4 Back to Contents Page Setup: Dell™E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide Tilt Base Attaching the Cables Attaching the optional Dell™ Soundbar Positioning the Display Maintenance Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 5 Back to Contents Page Using the Display: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide Setting the Optimal Resolution Controls and Indicators Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 6: Self-Test Feature Check (Stfc)

    3. Turn on the monitor. The floating 'Dell - self-test Feature Check' dialog box should appear on-screen (against a black background) if the monitor cannot sense a video signal and is working correctly. While in self-test mode, the power LED remains green and the self-test pattern will scroll through the screen continually.
  • Page 7: Common Problems

    Common Problems The following table contains general information about common monitor problems you might encounter. COMMON WHAT YOU POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS SYMPTOMS EXPERIENCE No Video/ Power No picture, monitor is Check connection integrity at both ends of the video cable LED off dead Electric outlet verification Ensure power button depressed fully...
  • Page 8: Product Specific Problems

    LCD Scratched Screen has scratches or Turn monitor off and clean the screen smudges For cleaning instruction, see maintenance. Safety Related Visible signs of smoke or Do not perform any troubleshooting steps Issues sparks Monitor needs to be replaced Intermittent Monitor malfunctions on Ensure monitor is in proper video mode Problems...
  • Page 9: Flat Panel

    Back to Contents Page Specifications: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide General • Flat Panel • Resolution • Preset Display Modes • Electrical • Physical Characteristics • Environmental • Power Management Modes • Pin Assignments • Plug and Play Capability...
  • Page 10: Preset Display Modes

    Dell guarantees image size and centering for all preset modes listed in the following table. Preset Display Modes Sync Polarity Horizontal Vertical Pixel Clock (Horizontal / Display Mode Frequency (kHz) Frequency (Hz) (MHz) Vertical) DOS 720 x 400 31.5 70.1 28.3...
  • Page 11 Connector type 15-pin D-subminiature, blue connector Signal cable type Detachable, D-sub, 15pin, attached to the monitor Dimensions:(with stand) Height 15.9inches (402 mm ) Width inches (3 mm ) Depth inches ( mm ) Dimensions: (without stand) Height inches ( Width inches (3 Depth 2.66 inches (67.7 mm)
  • Page 12: Power Management Modes

    Switch Off* Blanked <=1W This display is ENERGY STAR®-compliant . ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered mark. As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, DELL has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency. Pin Assignments 15-pin D-sub connector...
  • Page 13: Plug And Play Capability

    Video-Red Video-Green Video-Blue Self-test GND-R GND-G GND-B PC5V GND-sync DDC data H-sync V-sync DDC clock Plug and Play Capability You can install the display in any Plug and Play-compatible system. The display automatically provides the computer system with its Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) using Display Data Channel (DDC) protocols so the system can configure itself and optimize the display settings.
  • Page 14: Warranty

    Shipping and handling are additional unless otherwise expressly indicated at the time of sale. Loss or damage that occurs during shipping by a carrier selected by Dell is Dell's responsibility. Loss or damage that occurs during shipping by a carrier selected by you is your responsibility. You must notify Dell within 30 days of the date of your invoice or acknowledgement if you believe any part of your purchase is missing, wrong or damaged.
  • Page 15: Limited Warranty For Dell-Branded Hardware Products (U.s. Only)

    GENERAL CAPACITY. This transaction involves interstate commerce, and this provision shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act 9 U.S.C. sec. 1-16 (FAA). Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Dell will be responsible for paying any arbitration filing fees and fees required to obtain a hearing to the extent such fees exceed the amount of the filing fee for initiating a claim in the court of general jurisdiction in the state in which you reside.
  • Page 16 Dell computer on which such parts are installed. The limited warranty on all Dell-branded products begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts.
  • Page 17: Total Satisfaction Return Policy (U.s. Only)

    What if I purchased a service contract? If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. If you purchased through us a service contract with one of our third-party service providers, please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
  • Page 18: Limited Warranty Terms For Dell-Branded Hardware Products (Canada Only)

    Dell-branded projectors lasts only 90 days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase will apply to your purchase).
  • Page 19: Total Satisfaction Return Policy (Canada Only)

    Total Satisfaction Return Policy (Canada Only) If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price.
  • Page 20: Safety Information

    More information may also be available from the manufacturer or publisher. While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today.
  • Page 21: Contacting Dell

    NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed. When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator.
  • Page 22 Customer Care E-mail: customer_cn@dell.com Technical Support Fax 818 1350 Technical Support (Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron™) toll-free: 800 858 2969 Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and Dell Precision™) toll-free: 800 858 0950 Technical Support (servers and storage) toll-free: 800 858 0960 toll-free: 800 858 2920...
  • Page 23 800 858 2811 Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts toll-free: 800 858 2621 Colombia General Support 980-9-15-3978 Costa Rica General Support 0800-012-0435 Website: support.euro.dell.com E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com Czech Republic (Prague) Technical Support 22537 2727 International Access Code: 00 Customer Care 22537 2707 22537 2714...
  • Page 24 General Support toll-free: 1-877-270-4609 Website: support.ap.dell.com Technical Support E-mail: apsupport@dell.com Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) 2969 3188 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) 2969 3191 Hong Kong Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™, PowerConnect™, and PowerVault™) 2969 3196 International Access Code: 001...
  • Page 25 0120-198-226 Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) 81-44-520-1435 Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) toll-free:0120-198-433 Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) 81-44-556-3894 Technical Support (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers) toll-free: 0120-981-690 Japan (Kawasaki)
  • Page 26 020 674 47 50 Switchboard 020 674 50 00 Switchboard Fax 020 674 47 50 E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com Technical Support (for desktop and portable computers) toll-free: 0800 446 255 New Zealand Technical Support (for servers and workstations)
  • Page 27 Website: support.ap.dell.com Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories) toll-free: 1800 394 7430 Singapore (Singapore) Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) toll-free: 1800 394 7488 International Access Code: 005 Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) toll-free: 1800 394 7478...
  • Page 28 Transaction Sales toll-free: 00801 65 1228 Corporate Sales toll-free: 00801 651 227 Website: support.ap.dell.com Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) toll-free: 1800 0060 07 Thailand Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) toll-free: 1800 0600 09 International Access Code: 001...
  • Page 29: Regulatory Notices

    1-877-DELLTTY Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired (1-877-335-5889) U.S. Virgin Islands General Support 1-877-673-3355 Venezuela General Support 8001-3605 Regulatory Notices TCO99 Congratulations! You have just purchased a TCO'99 approved and labeled product! Your choice has provided you with a product developed for professional use.
  • Page 30: Energy Efficiency

    When used with a computer equipped with VESA® DPMS, the display is ENERGY STAR-compliant. As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Dell Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice (U.S. Only) CAUTION: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 31 * Manufactured at : 1. BENQ Corporation 157 Shanying Road, Gueishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan, R.O.C. 2. BENQ Co., Ltd. New District 169 Zhujiang Rd Suzhou Jiangsu, China 3. TPV Electronics (Fujian) Co., Ltd. Yuan Hong Rd., Shang-Zhen, Hong-Lu, Fuqing City, Fujian, China 4.Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry( Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
  • Page 32: Mic Notice (Republic Of Korea Only)

    This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian (category name) Department of Communications. E173FPc Note that Canadian Department of Communications (DOC) regulations provide, that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Inc. could void your authority to (model name) operate this equipment. Manufactured at : This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
  • Page 33: Nom Information (Mexico Only)

    Dell Computer Corporation 157, Shan-Ying Road, Exporter: One Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 Gueishan, Taoyuan 333 Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V. 2003-10-30 Paseo de la Reforma 2620, 11th Floor Importer: Col. Lomas Altas 2. BENQ Co., Ltd.
  • Page 34: Bsmi Notice (Taiwan Only)

    TCO 99 Recycling Dell recommends that customers dispose of their used computer hardware, including monitors, in an environmentally sound manner. Potential methods include the reuse of parts or whole products and recycling of product, components, and/or materials. For more information, please visit www.dell.com/recycling_programs...
  • Page 35 To view a PDF file, launch Acrobat Reader. Then click File® Open and select the PDF file. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 36 Reproduction 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, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; VESA is a registered trademark of Video Electronics Standards Association;...
  • Page 37 Back to Contents Page Front View: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide A Menu button B Brightness / Contrast Hotkey and - button C Auto Adjust and + button D Power On/Off button with LED Indicator NOTE: The graphic is for illustration only. Product appearance may vary.
  • Page 38 Back to Contents Page Back View: E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide a Power Cord, plugs into monitor and wall receptacle b Kensington Lock Slot Regulatory Label d VESA mounting holes, 100mm (Behind attached base plate) e Barcoded serial number label 15-pin D-sub signal cable (Used for analog video and is detachable) g Mounting Location for Optional Sound Bar h Cable Holder...
  • Page 39 Back to Contents Page E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide NOTE: The graphic is for illustration only. Product appearance may vary. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 40 Back to Contents Page Side View: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide NOTE: The graphic is for illustration only. Product appearance may vary. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 41: Tilt Base

    Back to Contents Page Tilt Base: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide Tilt Base Tilt Base With the Tilt base, you can tilt the display for the most comfortable viewing angle. NOTE: The graphic is for illustration only. Product appearance may vary.
  • Page 42 Back to Contents Page Attaching the Cables: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide Cable Connections on the Back of the Monitor and the Computer 1. Turn off your computer and unplug its power cable. 2. Connect the blue (analog D-sub) display connector cable to the corresponding video port on the back of your computer.
  • Page 43 Overview The Dell™ Soundbar is a four-speaker, two-channel system adaptable to mount on Dell Flat Panel Displays. Located on the Soundbar area: A rotary volume and on/off control to adjust the overall system level, a green LED for power indication, and two audio headset jacks.
  • Page 44: Specification

    1. Working from the rear of the monitor, attach Soundbar by aligning the two slots with the two tabs along the bottom rear of the monitor. 2. Slide the Soundbar to the left until it snaps into the place. 3. Connect the sound bar with the power brick. 4.
  • Page 45 Confirm that the power cable from the Soundbar is plugged correctly into the power brick. Confirm that the power brick is plugged correctly into AC outlet. No Sound Soundbar has power - Plug the audio line-in cable into the computer's audio out jack. power indicator is on.
  • Page 46 Back to Contents Page Positioning the Display: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide Consider the following environmental factors when you are deciding how to position the display: Do not store or use the LCD monitor in locations exposed to heat, direct sunlight, or extreme cold.
  • Page 47 Back to Contents Page Maintenance: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide CAUTION: To avoid risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the display cabinet. Users cannot service the display. User maintenance is restricted to cleaning. NOTE: Before cleaning the display, unplug it from the electrical outlet.
  • Page 48 Back to Contents Page Setting the Optimal Resolution: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide ® ® For optimal display performance while using the Microsoft Windows operating systems, set the display resolution to 1280 x 1024 pixels by performing the following steps: 1.
  • Page 49 Back to Contents Page Controls and Indicators: Dell™ E173FP Flat Panel Color Monitor User's Guide Overview • On Screen Menu/Display (OSD) • Automatic Save • Reset Functions • OSD Warning Messages Overview 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 on-screen display (OSD) shows their numeric values as they change.
  • Page 50: On Screen Menu/Display (Osd)

    The green LED indicates the monitor is on and fully functional. An amber LED indicates DPMS power save mode. The Power button turns the monitor on and off. Power Button & Indicator On Screen Menu/Display (OSD) Direct-Access Functions Function Adjustment Method Auto adjustment Use this button to activate automatic setup and adjustment.
  • Page 51 A Function icons B Main Menu C Menu icon D Sub-Menu name E Resolution 2. Push the - and + buttons to move between the function icons. As you move from one icon to another, the function name is highlighted to reflect the function or group of functions (sub-menus) represented by that icon. See the table below for a complete list of all the functions available for the monitor.
  • Page 52: Image Settings

    Image settings: Auto Adjust Even though your computer system can recognize your new flat panel monitor on startup, the 'Auto Adjustment' function will optimize the display settings for use with your particular setup. NOTE: In most cases, 'Auto Adjust' will produce the best image for your configuration; this function can be directly access via Auto Adjustment hotkey.
  • Page 53 Normal 'Normal Preset' is selected to obtain the default (factory) color settings. Preset Blue Preset 'Blue Preset' is selected to obtain a bluish tint. This color setting is typically used for text based applications (Spreadsheets, Programming, Text Editors etc.). Red Preset 'Red Preset' is selected to obtain a redder tint. This color setting is typically used for color intensive applications (Photograph Image Editing, Multimedia, Movies etc.).
  • Page 54: Automatic Save

    NOTE: When the OSD is locked, pressing the 'Menu' button will take the user directly to the 'OSD settings' menu, with 'OSD Lock' preselected on entry. Select 'No'(-) to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings. Language: Language sets the OSD to display in one of five languages (English, Español, Français, Deutsch, Japanese).
  • Page 55: Reset Functions

    Recommended mode is 1280 X 1024 @ 60Hz. NOTE: The floating 'Dell - self-test Feature Check' dialog will appear on-screen if the monitor cannot sense a video signal. Occasionally, no warning message appears, but the screen is blank. This could also indicate that the monitor is not synchronizing with the computer.

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