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Dell™ Mobile Projector M115HD
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  • Page 1 Dell™ Mobile Projector M115HD User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 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.; DLP and DLP logo and DLP BrilliantColor are trademarks of T...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Your Dell Projector ..... . . About Your Projector ..... .
  • Page 4: Your Dell Projector

    Your Dell Projector Your projector comes with all the items shown below. Ensure that you have all the items, and contact Dell™ if anything is missing. Package Contents Power cable Universal 24-pin to VGA cable Carrying case CD User’s Guide and...
  • Page 5: About Your Projector

    Do not look into the lens while the projector is on as it may cause injury to your eyes. Do not place any objects near or in front of the projector or cover its lens while the projector is on as the heat may cause the object to melt or burn. Your Dell Projector...
  • Page 6 Do not use the wireless projector near microwave ovens. NOTE: •Recommended Projector Kit (P/N: VXJN3). For more information, see the Dell Support website at dell.com/support. •For more information, see the Safety Information that shipped with your projector. •The M115HD projector can only be used indoors.
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Projector

    Connecting Your Projector 1 Micro SD card slot for 5 Speaker multimedia playback (Video/Music/Photo/Office Viewer) and supporting media and image processor firmware upgrade 2 USB type A connector for USB 6 HDMI connector display, multimedia playback (Video/Music/Photo/Office Viewer), USB memory storage access (USB flash drive/internal memory), and supporting projector, media, and image...
  • Page 8: Connecting To A Computer

    NOTE: Only one universal 24-pin to VGA cable is shipped with your projector. An additional universal 24-pin to VGA cable or 24-pin to VGA and Audio out cable can be purchased on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 9 USB-A to USB-A cable NOTE: Plug and Play. The USB (USB A to A) cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the USB (USB A to A) cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 10 NOTE: Your projector must be installed with a wireless dongle if you want to use the wireless display. The wireless dongle is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase it on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 11 Android or iOS devices wirelessly. After installing and launching the application on your mobile device, enable Wi-Fi on your mobile device and connect to the projector network, Dell M115HD. For more Information, please visit the Dell Support site at dell.com/support.
  • Page 12: Connecting A Dvd Player

    MENU HDMI OPEN/CLOSE STANDBY/ON ENTER DVD/USB HOME RETURN MENU Power cord AC adapter HDMI cable NOTE: The HDMI cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the HDMI cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 13: Connecting To Multimedia

    Connecting to Multimedia Connecting Multimedia Using a USB Flash Disk Power cord AC adapter USB flash disk NOTE: The USB flash disk is not shipped with your projector. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 14 Connecting Multimedia Using a Micro SD Card Power cord AC adapter Micro SD card NOTE: The micro SD card is not shipped with your projector. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 15: Using Your Projector

    Using Your Projector Turning Your Projector On NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The Power button light blinks white until pressed. Connect the p ower cord with AC adapter and appropriate s ignal cables to the projector.
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Projected Image

    NOTE: Before you turn on the projector again, wait for 60 seconds to allow the internal temperature to stabilize. Disconnect the power cord and AC adapter from the electrical outlet and the projector. Adjusting the Projected Image Raising the Projector Height Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and use the front tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Projector Focus

    Adjusting the Projector Focus CAUTION: To avoid damaging the projector, ensure that the front adjustment wheel is fully retracted before moving the projector or placing the projector in its carrying case. Rotate the focus tab until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances ranging between 3.18 ft to 8.48 ft (97 cm to 258 cm).
  • Page 18: Adjusting Projection Image Size

    Adjusting Projection Image Size 80" (203.2 cm) 70" (177.8 cm) 60" (152.4 cm) 50" (127.0 cm) 40" (101.6 cm) 30" (76.2 cm) 3.18' (0.97 m) Using Your Projector...
  • Page 19 Screen size Height Desired Distance (m) From base to top of image Diagonal (inch) <A> (cm) W (cm) x H (cm) <B> <C> 0.97 65 x 40 1.29 86 x 54 1.61 107 x 67 1.94 129 x 81 2.26 151 x 94 2.58 171 x 108...
  • Page 20: Using The Control Panel

    Using the Control Panel Power Turns the projector on or off. For more information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on page 15. / Keystone Press to navigate through the On-Screen adjustment Display (OSD) Menu items. Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+/-40 degrees).
  • Page 21 Error LED Error LED is blinking amber, one of the fans has failed. The projector will automatically shut down. Menu Press to activate the OSD. Use the directional keys and the Menu button to navigate through the OSD. Down / Keystone Press to navigate through the On-Screen adjustment Display (OSD) Menu items.
  • Page 22: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control LED light LED indicator. Source Press to switch between VGA, DoUSB, HDMI, USB, MicroSD, and Internal Memory source. Auto adjust Press to synchronize the projector with the input source. Auto adjust does not operate if the OSD (On-Screen Display) is displayed. Press to navigate through the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu items.
  • Page 23 Mute Press to mute or un-mute the projector speaker. 10 Aspect ratio Press to change aspect ratio of a displayed image. Power Turns the projector on and off. For more information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on page 15 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on page 15.
  • Page 24: Installing The Remote Control Battery (optional)

    Installing the Remote Control Battery (Optional) Remove the battery holder by holding down the side release firmly and pulling out the battery holder. Insert a CR2032 coin cell battery and align the polarity correctly according to the marking in the battery holder. NOTE: When you use the remote control for the first time, there is a plastic sheet...
  • Page 25: Operating Range With Optional Remote Control

    Operating Range with Optional Remote Control Operating range Angle ±20° Distance 7 m/22.97 feet Angle NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak battery will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the projector. Using Your Projector...
  • Page 26: Using The On-screen Display

    Using the On-Screen Display • The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu that can be displayed with or without an input source. • Press the Menu button on the control panel or the remote control to enter the Main Menu. •...
  • Page 27 NOTE: —You may also connect USB cable in Internal TORAGE Memory source to execute copy, delete, move and more instructions from your computer to projector internal memory and SD card. When you connect the projector and computer via USB cable, a USB Connected message will pop up and allow you to select DoUSB or Storage Mode.
  • Page 28 color representation), and Custom (set your preferred settings) mode. VOLUME The Volume menu allows you adjust the volume setting of your projector. — Press to decrease the volume and to increase the volume. OLUME ADVANCED SETTINGS The Advanced Settings menu allows you to change settings for Image, Display, Projector, Menu, Power, and Information.
  • Page 29 settings. The image settings menu provides the following options: —Press to adjust the brightness of the RIGHTNESS image. —Press to adjust the display contrast. ONTRAST —Allows you to adjust the color OLOR EMPERATURE temperature. The screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures.
  • Page 30 —Allows you to adjust the color OLOR EMPERATURE temperature. The screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures. —Allows you to adjust the video source from black ATURATION and white to fully saturated color. Press to increase the amount of color in the image and to decrease the amount...
  • Page 31 —Synchronize the phase of the display signal with the RACKING graphic card. If you experience an unstable or flickering image, use the Tracking to correct it. This is a fine adjustment. —Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust SPECT ATIO how the image appears.
  • Page 32 —Press to activate the Zoom AVIGATION Navigation menu. to navigate the projection screen. — Select and press to activate projector settings. ROJECTOR ETTINGS The projector settings menu provides the following options: —Allows you to select the projector mode, ROJECTOR depending upon how the projector is mounted. • Rear Projection-Desktop —...
  • Page 33 Test Pattern 1: Test Pattern 2: —Select Confirm and press to reset all ACTORY ESET settings to its factory default. The below warning message appears: Reset items include both computer sources and Video source settings. — Select and press to activate the menu settings. The ETTINGS menu settings consists of the following options: Using Your Projector...
  • Page 34 —Allows you to change the position of the OSITION OSD menu on the screen. —Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD IMEOUT timeout. By default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of non-activity. —Select to change the transparency level RANSPARENCY of the OSD background.
  • Page 35 If you have entered an incorrect password, you will be given two more chances. After three invalid attempts, the projector will automatically turn off. NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL or a qualified service person. To disable the password function, select the Disable option to close the function.
  • Page 36 —Key in the original password. Then, enter HANGE ASSWORD the new password and confirm the new password again. Using Your Projector...
  • Page 37 — Select and press to activate power settings. The OWER ETTINGS power settings menu provides the following options: —By default, the projector is set to enter power OWER AVING saving mode after 120 minutes of no activity. A warning message appears on screen showing a 60 seconds countdown before switching to power saving mode.
  • Page 38 LANGUAGE Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press to select different languages and press to change the language. Using Your Projector...
  • Page 39: Multimedia Introduction

    Multimedia Introduction Multimedia format supported: Photo Format Image Type Sub Type Encode Type Max Pixels Max Size (Ext Name) Jpeg / Jpg Baseline YUV420 No Limitation YUV422 YUV440 YUV444 progressive YUV420 64x panel resolution YUV422 YUV440 YUV444 64x panel resolution Video Format File Format Video...
  • Page 40 How to set-up File Type for Multimedia with USB NOTE: A USB flash disk must be plugged into the projector if you want to use the multimedia USB function. Follow these steps to playback the Photo, Video, or Music files on your projector: Connect the power cable with AC adapter and turn on the projector by pressing the power button.
  • Page 41 Access the Input Source menu, select the USB option, and press the button. The USB Screen shown below appears: Select the multimedia files: Photo, Video, Music, or Office Viewer, and then press the to start playing. Or select the Setup option to change multimedia settings.
  • Page 42 How to set-up File Type for Multimedia with Micro SD Card NOTE: A micro SD card must be plugged into the projector if you want to use the multimedia micro SD function. Follow these steps to playback the Photo, Video, or Music files on your projector: Connect the power cable with AC adapter and turn on the projector by pressing the power button.
  • Page 43 Access the Input Source menu, select the Micro SD option and press button. The Micro SD Screen shown below appears: Select the multimedia files: Photo, Video, Music, or Office Viewer, and then press the to start playing. Or select the Setup option to change multimedia settings.
  • Page 44 How to set-up File Type for Multimedia with Internal Memory Follow these steps to playback the Photo, Video, or Music files on your projector: Connect the power cable with AC adapter and turn on the projector by pressing the power button. Access the Input Source menu, select the Internal Memory option and press the button.
  • Page 45 The Internal Memory Screen shown below appears: Select the multimedia files: Photo, Video, Music, or Office Viewer, and then press the to start playing. Or select the Setup option to change multimedia settings. See "Multimedia Setup" on page 47. Using Your Projector...
  • Page 46 Office Viewer for the USB, SD, and Internal Memory The Office Viewer feature allows you to use MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and PDF files. Buttons Introduction Use the up, down, left, and right buttons for navigation and button on your projector's control panel or remote control to select.
  • Page 47 Multimedia SETUP for USB, Micro SD, and Internal Memory The multimedia setup menu allows you to change settings for Photo, Video, and Music. NOTE: Multimedia setup menu and settings are the same for the USB, Micro SD, and Internal Memory. PHOTO SETUP Select and press to activate photo setup menu.
  • Page 48 VIDEO SETUP Select and press to activate video setup menu. The video setup menu provides the following options: — Press to select the display ratio of the Video. ISPLAY ATIO —Keep original aspect ratio. —Display video in original size of the content. RIGINAL —...
  • Page 49 Image Processor firmware (*.bin and *.inf files) are in the root directory of Micro SD card (or USB flash drive). NOTE: You can download the "media and image processor" firmware files from the Dell Support site at dell.com/support. Using Your Projector...
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting Your Projector

    Troubleshooting Your Projector If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell (see Contacting Dell on page 58). Problem Possible Solution • Ensure that the projector is turned on. No image appears on the •...
  • Page 51 If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions, or if your monitor freezes, restart all the equipment and the projector. If you are not using a Dell portable computer, see your documentation. If images are not displayed properly, please upgrade the video driver of your computer.
  • Page 52 POWER button for 10 seconds. Please wait for about 5 minutes and try to power up again. If the problem persists, contact Dell. The OSD does not appear Press the Menu button on the panel for 15 seconds to unlock the OSD.
  • Page 53: Guiding Signals

    If the problem persists, contact Dell. One of the fans has failed. The AMBER breakdown projector automatically shuts down. Flashing If the problem persists, contact Dell. LED failure LED defective. AMBER R-LED driver Air vents might be blocked or the R­ over-heated LED driver has overheated.
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Specifications Light Valve 0.45" WXGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™ Brightness 450 ANSI Lumens (Max.) Contrast Ratio 10000:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off) Uniformity 80% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA) Number of Pixels 1280 x 800 (WXGA) Aspect Ratio 16:10 Internal Flash 1 GB Memory (Max.) Displayable Color 1.07 billion colors Projection Lens...
  • Page 55 Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.14 x 1.43 x 4.09 inches (105.3 x 36.5 x 104 mm) 1.44"(36.5 mm) Environmental Operating temperature: 5 °C - 35 °C (41 °F- 95 °F) Humidity: 80% maximum Storage temperature: 0 °C to 60 °C (32 °F to 140 °F) Humidity: 90% maximum Shipping temperature: -20 °C to 60 °C...
  • Page 56 Micro SD card slot: One micro SD connector for supporting multimedia playback (Video/Music/Photo/Office Viewer) and supporting media and image processor firmware upgrade The micro SD card can support up to 32 GB. Wireless Dongle Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Optional) Wireless: One USB (type A) connector for supporting wireless dongle (USB interface, optional) and mobishow.
  • Page 57 Compatibility Modes (Digital) Refresh Rate Hsync Frequency Resolution Pixel Clock (MHz) (Hz) (KHz) 640 x 350 70.087 31.469 25.175 640 x 480 59.940 31.469 25.175 720 x 480 p60 59.940 31.469 27.000 720 x 576 p50 50.000 31.250 27.000 720 x 400 70.087 31.469 28.322...
  • Page 58: Contacting Dell

    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: 1 Visit go to www.dell.com/contactDell.
  • Page 59: Appendix: Glossary

    Appendix: Glossary ANSI Lumens — A standard for measuring the brightness. It is calculated by dividing a square meter image into nine equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine points. Aspect Ratio —...
  • Page 60 FT high, 12 FT wide, screen has a diagonal of 15 FT. This document assumes that the diagonal dimensions are for the traditional 4:3 ratio of a computer image as per the example above. ® — Digital Light Processing™ — Reflective display technology developed by Texas Instruments, using small manipulated mirrors.
  • Page 61 SXGA — Super Extended Graphics Array, — 1280 x 1024 pixels count. UXGA — Ultra Extended Graphics Array — 1600 x 1200 pixels count. VGA — Video Graphics Array — 640 x 480 pixels count. XGA — Extended Video Graphics Array — 1024 x 768 pixels count. WXGA —...
  • Page 62 Glossary...
  • Page 63 Connection Ports Password 34 Audio output connector 7 DC input connector 7 phone numbers 58 HDMI connector 7 Power Saving 37 Security cable slot 7 Power Settings 37 Contact Dell 4, 52 Powering On/Off the Projector Control Panel 20 Index...
  • Page 64 Internal Flash 54 Light Valve 54 Noise Level 54 Number of Pixels 54 Power Consumption 54 Power Supply 54 Projection Distance 54 Projection Lens 54 Projection Screen Size 54 Uniformity 54 Video Compatibility 54 Weight 54 support contacting Dell 58, 59 Index...

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