Download Print this page

Dell E178WFP User Manual

Flat panel monitor
Hide thumbs

Advertisement

Quick Links

Dell™ E178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide 
About Your Monitor
Front View
Back View
Side View
Bottom View
Monitor specifications
Caring for your Monitor
Using Your Adjustable Monitor Stand
Attaching the Stand
Organizing Your Cables
Using the Tilt
Removing the Stand
Using the OSD
Connecting Your Monitor
Using the Front Panel Buttons
Using the OSD
Using the Dell™ Soundbar (Optional)
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
Throughout this guide, blocks of text may be accompanied by an icon and printed in bold type or in italic type. These blocks are notes, notices, and cautions,
and they are used as follows:
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 the potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Some warnings may appear in alternate formats and may be unaccompanied by an icon. In such cases, the specific presentation of the caution is mandated by
regulatory authority.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2007-2008 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, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, and Dell OpenManage are trademarks of
DellInc Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation 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.
February 2008    Rev. A01
Product Specific Problems
Monitor Specific Troubleshooting
Common Problems
Product Specific Problems
 
Appendix
FCC Notice (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information
CAUTION: Safety Instruction
Contacting Dell
 
 
 

Advertisement

loading

  Also See for Dell E178WFP

  Related Manuals for Dell E178WFP

  Summary of Contents for Dell E178WFP

  • Page 1 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.
  • Page 2: About Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page About Your Monitor Dell™ E178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Front View Back View Side View Bottom View Monitor Specifications LCD Monitor Quality & Pixel Policy Caring for your Monitor Front View Menu selection button Brightness Contrast / Down(-) button Auto-Adjust / Up(+) button...
  • Page 3: Side View

    Attach a lock to secure your monitor. Dell Soundbar mounting brackets Attach the optional Dell Soundbar. Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support. Regulatory rating label List the regulatory approvals. Stand removal button Press to release the stand.
  • Page 4: Bottom View

    Right side Left side Bottom View AC power cord connector VGA connector  ...
  • Page 5: Monitor Specifications

    1440 x 900 at 60 Hz Highest preset resolution 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz Preset Display Modes The following table lists the preset modes for which Dell guarantees image size and centering: Display Mode Horizontal Frequency Vertical Frequency (Hz)
  • Page 6: Physical Characteristics

    Electrical The following table lists the electrical specification: Video input signals Analog RGB: 0.7 Volts +/-5%, 75 ohm input impedance  Synchronization input signals D-sub: Detachable, Analog, 15pin, shipped attached to the monitor AC input voltage / frequency / current 100 to 240 VAC / 50-60 Hz / 1.5 A Max. Inrush current 120V: 30A (Max.) 240V: 60A (Max.)
  • Page 7: Pin Assignments

    functioning. The following table shows the power consumption and signaling of this automatic power-saving feature: Power Management Definition VESA's Mode Video H-sync V-sync Power Used Power Saving LED color Active maximum 40W Green typical 34W Power Saving Blanked <=2W >80% Amber Blanked No>...
  • Page 8: Plug And Play Capability

    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. Caring for your Monitor...
  • Page 9: Contacting Dell

    NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed. NOTE: In certain countries, support specific to Dell™ XPS™ computers is available at a separate telephone number listed for participating countries. If  you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately.
  • Page 10 Country Code: 54 toll-free: 0-800-222-0154 Technical Support City Code: 11 or toll-free: 0-800-444-0724    toll-free: 0-800-666-0789 Sales www.dell.com/aw Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com Aruba toll-free: 800-1727 Technical Support toll-free: 800-1729 Customer Service and Sales support.ap.dell.com Online Support support.ap.dell.com/contactus    Technical Support toll-free: 1300 790 877...
  • Page 11 1-800-534-3142 Customer Service and Sales support.euro.dell.com Online Support 02 481 92 96 Technical Support for XPS computers only 02 481 92 88 General Support Belgium (Brussels) 02 481 92 95 General Support Fax International Access Code: 00 02 713 15 65...
  • Page 12 592 818 1350 Technical Support Fax toll-free: 800 858 0540 Technical Support - XPS computers only toll-free: 800 858 2969 Technical Support - Dell? Dimension? and Dell Inspiron? toll-free: 800 858 0950 Technical Support - Dell OptiPlex?, Dell Latitude?, and Dell Precision?
  • Page 13 Large Corporate Accounts Queue Team toll-free: 800 858 2355 Large Corporate Accounts South toll-free: 800 858 2811 Large Corporate Accounts West toll-free: 800 858 2621 Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts www.dell.com/co Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com 01-800-915-5704 Technical Support Colombia 01-800-915-4755 Customer Service and Sales...
  • Page 14 Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com Dominican Republic 1-800-156-1834 Technical Support 1-800-156-1588 Customer Service and Sales www.dell.com/ec Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com Ecuador toll-free: 999-119-877-655-3355 Technical Support, Customer Service, Sales (calling or EEUU (512) 723-0020 (calling from Quito and Guayaquil only) from Quito) toll-free: 1-800-999-119-877-655-3355...
  • Page 15 Online Support support.ap.dell.com /contactus 00852-3416 6923 Technical Support - XPS computers only 00852-2969 3188 Technical Support - Dimension and Inspiron 00852-2969 3191 Technical Support - OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision Hong Kong 00852-2969 3196 Technical Support - Servers and Storage...
  • Page 16 00852-3416 0907 Large Corporate Accounts 00852-3416 0908 Global Customer Programs 00852-3416 0912 Medium Business Division 00852-2969 3105 Home and Small Business Division support.ap.dell.com Online Support    Portable and Desktop Support support.ap.dell.com/ap/en/emaildell Portables, Desktop, and Peripherals E-mail india_support_notebook@dell.com Portable Support E-mail...
  • Page 17 Technical Support outside of Japan - Dimension and Inspiron toll-free: 0120-198-433 Technical Support - Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude 81-44-556-3894 Technical Support outside of Japan - Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude Technical Support - Dell PowerApp, Dell toll-free: 0120-198-498 PowerEdge, Dell PowerConnect, and Dell PowerVault...
  • Page 18 Online Support toll-free: 1 800 885 784 Technical Support - XPS computers only toll-free: 1 800 880 193 Technical Support - Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude Malaysia (Penang) toll-free: 1 800 881 306 Technical Support - Dimension, Inspiron, and...
  • Page 19 Customer Service City Code: 4 1 800 88 4432 24-Hour Automated Order Status Service toll-free: 1 800 888 202 Transaction Sales toll-free: 1 800 888 213 Corporate Sales www.dell.com/mx Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com 001-866-563-4425 Technical Support 50-81-8800 Sales or 001-800-888-3355 Mexico...
  • Page 20 24-Hour Automated Order Status Service toll-free: 0800 441 567 Sales toll-free: 0800-289-3355 Home and Home Office toll-free: 0800-941-121 Small Business toll-free: 0800-941-128 Business, Education, and Government www.dell.com/ni Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com Nicaragua toll free: 001-800-220-1378 Technical Support toll free: 001-800-220-1377 Customer Service and Sales support.euro.dell.com...
  • Page 21 1 800 394 7430 Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Singapore (Singapore) Accessories toll-free: 1 800 394 7488 OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision International Access Code: 005 toll-free: 1 800 394 7478 PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and Country Code: 65 PowerVault...
  • Page 22 1 800 394 7412 Transaction Sales toll-free: 1 800 394 7419 Corporate Sales support.euro.dell.com Online Support czech_dell@dell.com 02 5750 8303 Technical Support 02 5750 8308 Enterprise GOLD Slovakia (Prague) 02 5750 8301 Business Support International Access Code: 00 420 22537 2707...
  • Page 23 Transaction Sales toll-free: 0080 165 1227 Corporate Sales support.ap.dell.com Online Support toll-free: 1800 0060 07 Technical Support - OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision toll-free: 1800 0600 09 Technical Support - PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault Thailand toll-free: 1800 006 007...
  • Page 24 Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com Uruguay toll-free: 000-413-598-2523 Technical Support toll-free: 000-413-598-2521 Customer Service and Sales toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or (1-877-335-5889) Speech-Impaired toll-free: 1-800-727-8320 support.dell.com Technical Support toll-free: 1-800-232-8544 toll-free: 1-800-624-9896 Home and Home Office toll-free: 1-800-247-9362...
  • Page 25 Higher Education toll-free: 1-800-695-8133 Employee Purchase Program (EPP) www.dellfinancialservices.com Financial Services toll-free: 1-877-577-3355 Leases and Loans toll-free: 1-800-283-2210 Dell Preferred Accounts (DPA) 1-800-289-3355 or 1-800-879-3355 Sales toll-free: 1-888-798-7561 Dell Outlet Store toll-free: 1-800-671-3355 Software and Peripherals Sales www.dell.com/vi Online Support la-techsupport@dell.com...
  • Page 26: Setting Up Your Monitor

    Back to Contents Page Setting Up Your Monitor Dell™ E178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide Connecting Your Monitor Using the Front Panel Buttons Using the OSD Using the Dell™ Soundbar (Optional) Connecting Your Monitor CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, see the Safety Instructions. 1. Turn off your computer and unplug its power cable.
  • Page 27: Using The Osd

    Brightness/Contrast Hot Use these buttons to adjust (decrease/increase ranges) items in the OSD. NOTE: You can activate automatic scroll feature by pressing and holding either + or - button. - and + buttons Use this button to activate automatic setup and adjustment. The following dialog will appear on screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the current input: Auto adjustment In Progress Auto Adjust...
  • Page 28 Function icons Main Menu Menu icon Sub-Menu name Resolution 2. Press 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. 3.
  • Page 29 Phase If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase adjustment, use the Pixel Clock adjustment and then use Phase again. NOTE: This function may change the width of the display image. Use the 'Horizontal' function of the 'Position' menu to center the  display image on the screen.  Color Adjusts the color temperature and saturation. Settings:     Color Settings adjust the color temperature.  ...
  • Page 30 Select Theater Preset for playing a movie. Select Sports Preset for viewing sports. Select Nature Preset for general viewing. For general picture or web or watch TV, choose Nature Preset. User can adjust the Hue(Tint)/Saturation based on the preference. NOTE: 'Color temperature' is a measure of the 'warmth' of the image colors (red/green/blue). The two available presets ('Blue' and 'Red') favor blue and red accordingly.
  • Page 31 Language: Language sets the OSD to display in one of the five languages (English, Español, Français, Deutsch, Japanese). NOTE: The language chosen affects only the language of the OSD. It has no effect on any software running on the computer. Factory Factory Reset returns the settings to the factory preset values for the selected group of functions. Reset: Exit is used to exit out of Factory Reset menu.
  • Page 32: Automatic Save

    NOTE: The floating 'Dell - self-test Feature Check' dialog appears on the 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.
  • Page 33: Soundbar Attachment To The Monitor

    Plug the power cables of the power brick into a nearby outlet. Insert the lime-green mini stereo plug from the rear of the Soundbar into the computer's audio output jack. NOTICE: Do not use with any device other than Dell Soundbar.  NOTE: Soundbar Power Connector - 12V DC output is for optional Dell Soundbar only. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 34: Product Specific Problems

    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. Also, depending upon the selected input, one of the dialogs shown below will continuously scroll through the screen.
  • Page 35 Adjust Phase and Clock controls through OSD Perform monitor reset Check environmental factors Relocate and test in another room Missing Pixels LCD screen has spots Cycle power on-off These are pixels that are permanently off and is a natural defect that occurs in LCD technology Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has bright spots...
  • Page 36 No Input Signal when user No picture, the LED light is green. When Check the signal source Make sure the Computer is controls pressed press "+", "-" or "Menu" key, the message not in power saving by moving mouse or pressing "...
  • Page 37: Attaching The Stand

    Back to Contents Page  Using Your Monitor Stand Dell™ E178WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide  Attaching the Stand Organizing Your Cables Using the Tilt Removing the Stand Attaching the Stand NOTE: Stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. 1. Place the stand on a flat surface.
  • Page 38: Using The Tilt

    After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment,) use the cable holder to neatly organize all cables as shown above. Using the Tilt With the built-in pedestal, you can tilt the monitor to best suit your viewing needs. Removing the Stand After placing the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion, press and hold the LCD removal button, and then remove the stand.
  • Page 39 NOTE: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand, ensure that the monitor is placed on a clean surface. Back to Contents Page...