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Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

Notes, Cautions, and Warnings

Information in this document is subject to change without notice.  2008-2009 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 and 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 2209WAf

August 2009  Rev. A03

About Your Monitor

Setting Up the Monitor

Operating the Monitor

Troubleshooting

Appendix

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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About Your Monitor Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

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.  

Package Contents

Product Features

Identifying Parts and Controls

Monitor Specifications

Plug and Play Capability

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface

LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy

Maintenance Guidelines

NOTE: Some items may be optional and may not ship with your Monitor. Some features or media may not be available in certain countries.

l Monitor

l Stand

l Power Cable

Product Features

The 2209WA flat panel display has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD). The monitor features include:

22-inch (573.6 mm) viewable area display (Measured diagonally) .

1680 x 1050 resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.

Wide viewing angle to allow viewing from a sitting or standing position, or while moving from side-to-side.

Tilt, swivel, vertical extension and rotate adjustment capability.

Removable pedestal and Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) 100 mm mounting holes for flexible mounting solutions.

Plug and play capability if supported by your system.

Retractable label card allows convenient access to monitor serial number for technical support and easily hidden away providing label-free clean look.

On-Screen Display (OSD) adjustments for ease of set-up and screen optimization.

Software and documentation media includes an information file (INF), Image color Matching File (ICM), and product documentation.

Security lock slot.

Asset Management Capability.

Capability to switch from wide aspect to standard aspect ratio while maintaining the image quality.

Identifying Parts and Controls

Front View

l VGA Cable (attached to the monitor)

l DVI Cable

l USB up stream cable (enables the USB ports on the monitor)

l Drivers and Documentation media l Quick Setup Guide l Safety Information

Back View

Front View                     Front panel controls

Label Description

1 Brightness & Contrast

2 Automatic adjust

3 Input source Select

4 Menu

5 Power (with power light indicator)

Back view Back view with monitor stand

Label Description Use

1 VESA mounting holes (100mm x 100mm - behind attached base plate)

Wall mount monitor using VESA compatible wall mount kit (100mm x 100mm)

2 Stand removal button Release stand from monitor.

3 Dell Soundbar mounting brackets Attaches the optional Dell Soundbar.

4 Security lock slot Secures monitor with security cable lock

5 Information mark Help locating regulatory and barcode labels

6 Cable management slot Organizes cables by placing them through the slot.

Label Card View

Side View

NOTE: Monitor shipped with label card fully inserted in USB compartment. Pull out the label card to access the barcode serial number label and regulatory rating label.

Rear View with label card pulled out

Front View with label card pulled out

Label Description Use

1 Regulatory label Lists the regulatory approvals.

2 Barcode serial number label To contact Dell for technical support.

Bottom View

Left view Right view

Label Description Use

1 USB downstream ports Connect your USB devices.

2 Label card Provide clean monitor back view when reference to labels is not required.

  Bottom view Bottom view with monitor stand

Label Description Use

1 AC power cord connector

Connect the power cable

2 DC power connector for Dell Soundbar.

Connect the power cord for the soundbar (optional)

3 DVI connector Connect your computer DVI cable

4 VGA connector Connect your computer VGA cable

5 USB upstream port

Connect theUSB cable that came with your monitor to the monitor and the computer. Once this cable is connected you can use the USB connectors on the side and bottom of the monitor.

6 USB downstream ports

Connect your USB devices. You can only use this connector after you have connected the USB cable to the computer and USB upstream connector on the monitor.

Monitor Specifications

Flat Panel Specifications

*[2209WA] color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (83%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards.

Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD

Panel type e-IPS

Screen dimensions 22 inches (22-inch viewable image size)

Preset display area: 473.76(H)X296.1(V)

Horizontal 473.76 mm (18.7 inches)

Vertical 296.1 mm (11.7 inches)

Pixel pitch 0.282 mm

Viewing angle

178 (vertical) typical

178  (horizontal) typical

Luminance output 300 CD/m(typical)

Contrast ratio 1000 to 1 (typical), 3000 to 1 (typical Dynamic Contrast On)

Faceplate coating Antiglare with hard-coating 3H

Backlight CCFL (6 U-lamp) direct backlight system

Response Time 6ms panel typical (Grey to Grey)

Color depth 16.7 million colors

Color Gamut 83%*

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Appendix Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

 Safety Instructions

 FCC Notice (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information

 Contacting Dell

WARNING: Safety Instructions

For information on safety instructions, see the Product Information Guide.

FCC Notices (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information

For FCC notices and other regulatory information, see the regulatory compliance website located at www.dell.com\regulatory_compliance.

Contacting Dell

For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355).

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:

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WARNING: Use of controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those specified in this documentation may result in exposure to shock, electrical hazards, and/or mechanical hazards.

NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

1. Visit support.dell.com.

2. Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.  

3. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.

4. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.

5. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.

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Setting Up Your Monitor Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor 

If you have a Dell desktop or a Dell portable computer with internet access

1. Go to http://support.dell.com, 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 1680x1050 again.

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NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1680x1050, please contact Dell to inquire about a Graphics Adapter that supports these resolutions.  

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Setting Up Your Monitor Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor

If you have a non Dell desktop, portable computer, or graphics card

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.).

5. Refer to the graphic card provider website for updated driver (for example, http://www.ATI.com OR http://www.NVIDIA.com ).

6. After installing the drivers for your Graphics Adapter, attempt to set the resolution to 1680X1050 again.

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NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1680x1050, please contact the manufacturer of your computer or consider purchasing a graphics adapter that will support the video resolution of 1680x1050.    

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Operating the Monitor Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

  Using the Front Panel Controls

  Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu

  Setting the Optimal Resolution

  Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)

  Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension

  Rotating the monitor

  Adjusting the Rotation Display Settings of Your System

Using the Front Panel

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 OSD shows the numeric values of the characteristics as they change.

The following table describes the front panel buttons:

Front panel Button Description

1

Brightness&Contrast

Use this button to directly access the "Brightness/Contrast" menu or to increase the values of the selected menu option.

2

Automatic Adjust /Adjust Up

Use Auto Adjust to activate automatic setup/adjustment or to increase the values of the selected menu option.The following dialog appears on a black screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the 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.

NOTE: Auto Adjust does not occur if you press the button while there are no active video input signals or attached cables.

3

Input Source

Select/Adjust Down

Use this button to select the input source or to decrease the values of the selected menu option. Use the Input source button to select one of the two different video signals that may be connected to your monitor:

l VGA input l DVI-D input

Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu

 Accessing the Menu System

1. Push the MENU button to launch the OSD menu and display the main menu.

Main Menu for Analog (VGA) Input

or

Main Menu for digital (DVI) Input

If either VGA or DVI-D input is selected and both VGA and DVI-D cables are not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears.

or

or

or

4

Menu

Use the MENU button to launch the on-screen display (OSD) and select the OSD Menu. See Accessing the Menu System.

5

Power

 (with power light  indicator)

Use the Power button to turn the monitor on and off.

The Blue LED indicates the monitor is on and fully functional. An amber LED indicates DPMS power save mode.

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.

2. Push the and buttons to move between the setting options. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. See the following table for a complete list of all the options available for the monitor.

3. Push the MENU button once to activate the highlighted option. 

4. Push and button to select the desired parameter.

5. Push MENU to enter the slide bar and then use the   and buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your changes.

6. Select the "Menu/Exit" option to return to the main menu or exit the OSD menu.

  NOTE: AUTO ADJUST is only available when you use the analog (VGA) connector.

Icon Menu and Submenus

Description

BRIGHTNESS & CONTRAST

Use this menu to activate Brightness/Contrast adjustment.

Brightness Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight.

Push the button to increase brightness and push the button to decrease brightness (min 0 ~ max 100).

Contrast Adjust Brightness first, and then adjust Contrast only if further adjustment is necessary.

Push the button to increase contrast and push the button to decrease contrast (min 0 ~ max 100). The Contrast function adjusts the degree of difference between darkness and lightness on the monitor screen.

AUTO ADJUST

Even though your computer recognizes your monitor on startup, the Auto Adjustment function optimizes the display settings for use with your particular setup.

 NOTE: In most cases, Auto Adjust produces the best image for your configuration.  

NOTE: AUTO ADJUST option is only available when you are using the analog (VGA) connector.

INPUT SOURCE Use the INPUT SOURCE menu to select between different video signals that may be connected to your monitor.

VGA

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.

COLOR SETTINGS

Use the Color Settings to adjust the color setting mode and color temperature.

There are different color setting sub-menus for VGA/DVI-D and Video input.

   Input Color Format

Choose the RGB option if monitor is connected to a PC or a DVD using a VGA or DVI cable. Choose the YPbPr option if monitor is connected to a DVD by a YPbPr to VGA or YPbPr to DVI cable or if the DVD color output setting is not RGB.

   Mode Selection

You can choose Graphics or Video according to the input signal. Select Graphics if connecting a PC to your monitor; for connecting DVD, STB or VCR to your monitor, Video is recommended.

   Preset Mode s

When you select Graphics, you can choose Standard, Multimedia, Game, Warm, Cool, or Custom (R,G,B);

l If you view media application like photo, clip etc via PC, choose "Multimedia" preset; l If you play a game in PC, choose "Gaming" preset; l If you prefer a lower color temperature (5700K), choose "Warm" preset; l If you prefer a higher color temperature, choose "Cool" preset; l Custom (R, G, B) Preset offers a range of 6500K colors; l Choose "Standard" to utilize the panel native color format; l Select Warm preset for a reddish tint. This color setting is used for color-intensive applications (photograph image editing,

multimedia, movies, etc.) l Select Cool preset for a bluish tint. This color setting is used for text based applications (spreadsheets, programming, text

editors, etc.) l Select Custom preset to increase or decrease each of the three colors (R, G, B) independently, in single digit increments, from 0

to 100.

When you select Video, you can choose Movie, Game, Sports, or Nature preset:

l For playing a movie, choose "Movie" preset; l For playing a sport program, choose "Sports" preset; l For playing a game, choose "Game" preset; l For general picture or web or watch TV, choose Nature preset. You can adjust the Hue(Tint)/Saturation based on your

preference. If you want to restore default color settings, choose Color Reset; l Select Color Reset preset to restore default (factory) Color settings. This setting is also the sRGB standard default color

space.

   Hue

This feature can shift color of video image to green or purple. This is used to adjust the desired flesh tone color. Use or to adjust the hue from '0' to '100' .

Push to increase the green shade of the video image

Push to decrease the purple shade of the video image

NOTE: Hue adjustment is available only for video input.

   Saturation

This feature can adjust the color saturation of the video image. Use or to adjust the saturation from '0' to '100'.

Push to increase the monochrome appearance of the video image

Push to decrease the colorful appearance of the video image

NOTE: Saturation adjustment is available only for video input.

  Demo Mode To show side-by-side the effect of color enhancement

   Reset Color Settings

Reset your monitor color settings to the factory settings.

DISPLAY SETTINGS

Use the Display Settings to adjust image.

  Wide Mode Adjust the image ratio as 4:3 or full screen.

   Horizontal P osition Use the or buttons to adjust image left and right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).

   Vertical Posit ion Use the or buttons to adjust image up and down. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).

   Sharpness

This feature can make the image look sharper or softer. Use or to adjust the sharpness from '0' to '100'.

   Pixel Clock The Phase and Pixel Clock adjustments allow you to adjust your monitor to your preference. These settings are accessed through the

main OSD menu, by selecting 'Image Settings'.

Use the or buttons to adjust for best image quality.

   Phase If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase adjustment, use the Pixel Clock (coarse) adjustment and then use Phase (fine), again.     

NOTE: Pixel Clock and Phase Adjustments are only available for "VGA" input.

   Dynamic Contrast

Allows you to increase the level of contrast to provide sharper and more detailed image quality. 

NOTE: 1. DCR works only in video mode and in the game color preset.             2. The brightness functionality is disabled when DCR is activated.

   Reset Display Settings

Select this option to restore default display settings.

OTHER 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 so on.

   Language Language option to set the OSD display to one of seven languages (English, Espanol, Francais, Deutsch, Russian ,Simplified chinese or Japanese).

   Menu Transp arency    

Select this option to change the menu transparency by pressing or (Minimum: 0 ~ Maximum: 100).

   Menu Timer OSD Hold Time: Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after the last time you pressed a button.

Use the or buttons to adjust the slider in 5 second increments, from 5 to 60 seconds.

   Menu Lock Controls user access to adjustments. When 'Lock' is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked except the

menu  button.   

Note: This monitor has a build-in feature to automatically calibrate the brightness to compensate for CCFL aging.

OSD Warning Messages

NOTE: When the OSD is locked, pressing the menu button takes the user directly to the OSD settings menu, with OSD Lock selected. Select "Unlock" to unlock and allow user access to all applicable settings.

  Menu Rotation

Rotates the OSD by 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Your can adjust the menu according to your Display Rotation.

  Power Save Audio

To turn on or off Audio Power during Power Save mode.

   DDC/CI DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows your monitor parameters (brightness, color balance etc) to be adjustable via software on your PC. You can disable this feature by selecting "Disable". Enable this feature for best user experience and optimum performance of your monitor.

  LCD Conditioning

Helps reduce minor cases of image retention. Depending on the degree of image retention, the program may take some time to run. You can enable this feature by selecting "Enable".

   Factory Reset Reset all OSD settings to the factory preset values. 

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 1680 x 1050.

  You will see the following message before the Dynamic Contrast function is disabled.  

See Solving Problems for more information.

Setting the Optimal Resolution

To set the optimal resolution for the monitor:

1. Right-click on the desktop and select Properties. 2. Select the Settings tab. 3. Set the screen resolution to 1680 x 1050. 4. Click OK.

If you do not see 1680 x 1050 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Depending on your computer, complete one of the following procedures:

l If you have a Dell desktop or portable computer: Go to support.dell.com, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card.

l If you are using a non-Dell computer (portable or desktop): Go to the support site for your computer and download the latest graphic drivers. Go to your graphics card website and download the latest graphic drivers.

Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)

  You will see the following message before the DDC/CI function is disabled.  

  When monitor enters Power Save mode, the following message appears:  

Activate the computer and wake up the monitor to gain access to the OSD

    If you press any button other than the power button one of the following messages will appear depending on the selected input:

VGA/DVI-D input  

If either VGA or DVI-D input is selected and both VGA and DVI-D cables are not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears.

 or    

The Dell Soundbar is a stereo two channel system adaptable to mount on Dell Flat Panel Displays. The Soundbar has a rotary volume and on/off control to adjust the overall system level, a blue LED for power indication, and two audio headset jacks.

Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension

Tilt,Swivel

With the built-in pedestal, you can tilt the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle.

1. Attach mechanism

2. Headphone jacks

3.  Power indicator

4. Power/Volume control

NOTE: The stand is detached and extended when the monitor is shipped from the factory.

Vertical Extension

Rotating the Monitor

Before you rotate the monitor, your monitor should be fully vertically extended (Vertical Extension) and fully tilted (Tilt) up to avoid hitting the bottom edge of the monitor.

NOTE: The stand extends vertically up to 100mm. The figures below illustrate how to extend the stand vertically.

 Adjusting the Rotation Display Settings of Your System

After you have rotated your monitor, you need to complete the procedure below to adjust the Rotation Display Settings of Your System.

To adjust the Rotation Display Settings:

1. Right-click on the desktop and click Properties. 2. Select the Settings tab and click Advanced. 3. If you have an ATI graphics card, select the Rotation tab and set the preferred rotation.

If you have an nVidia graphics card, click the nVidia tab, in the left-hand column select NVRotate, and then select the preferred rotation. If you have an Intel graphics card, select the Intel graphics tab, click Graphic Properties, select the Rotation tab, and then set the preferred rotation.

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NOTE: To use the Display Rotation function (Landscape versus Portrait view) with your Dell computer, you require an updated graphics driver that is not  included with this monitor. To download the graphics driver, go to support.dell.com and see the Download section for Video Drivers for latest driver updates.

NOTE: When in Portrait View Mode, you may experience performance degradation in graphic-intensive applications (3D Gaming etc.)

NOTE: If you are using the monitor with a non-Dell computer, you need to go the graphics driver website or your computer manufacturer website for  information on rotating your operating system. 

NOTE: If you do not see the rotation option or it is not working correctly, go to support.dell.com and download the latest driver for your graphics card. 

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Setting Up Your Monitor Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor

Setting the display resolution to 1680x1050 (Optimal)

For optimal display performance while using the Microsoft Windows operating systems, set the display resolution to 1680 x 1050 pixels by performing the following steps:

1. Right-click on the desktop and click Properties.

2. Select the Settings tab.

3. Move the slider-bar to the right by pressing and holding left-mouse button and adjust the screen resolution to 1680 X1050.

4. Click OK.

    If you do not see 1680x1050 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Please choose the scenario below that best describes the computer system you are using, and follow the provided directions:

1: If you have a Dell desktop or a Dell portable computer with internet access.

2: If you have a non Dell desktop, portable computer, or graphics card.

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Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor 

Information in this document is subject to change without notice.  2008-2009 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 and 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 2209WA f August 2009  Rev. A03

User Guide Setting the display resolution to 1680x1050(Optimal)  

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Setting Up the Monitor Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide

  Attaching the Stand

  Connecting the Monitor

  Organizing Your Cables

  Attaching the Soundbar (optional)

  Removing the Stand 

Attaching the Stand

To attach the monitor stand:

1. Remove the cover and place the monitor on it. 2. Fit the two tabs on the upper part of the stand to the groove on the back of the monitor. 3. Press the stand till it snaps into its place.

Connecting Your Monitor

To connect your monitor to the computer:

1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cable. 

Connect the blue (VGA) cable from your monitor to your computer.

NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.

WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions.

2. Connect either the white (digital DVI-D) or the blue (analog VGA) display connector cable to the corresponding video port on the back of your computer. Do not use both cables on the same computer. Use both the cables only when they are connected to two different computers with appropriate video systems.

Connecting the white DVI cable

Connecting the blue VGA cable

Connecting the USB cable

After you have completed connecting the DVI/VGA cable, follow the procedure below to connect the USB cable to the computer and complete your monitor setup:

1. Connect the upstream USB port (cable supplied) to an appropriate USB port on your computer. 2. Connect USB peripherals to the downstream USB ports (side or bottom) on the monitor. (See side or bottom view for details.) 3. Plug the power cables for your computer and monitor into a nearby outlet.  4. Turn on the monitor and the computer.

If your monitor displays an image, installation is complete. If it does not display an image, see Solving Problems. 5. Use the cable slot on the monitor stand to organize the cables.

Organizing Your Cables

NOTE:  If your computer supports a white DVI connector, unscrew and detach the blue (VGA) cable from the monitor and then connect the White DVI cable to the monitor and the white DVI connector on your computer.

NOTE:  Do not connect both the blue VGA and the White DVI cables to the computer at the same time. All monitors ship with the VGA(blue) cable attached by default.

NOTE: The Graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance of the computer may vary.

After attaching all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, (See Connecting Your Monitor for cable attachment,) use the cable management slot to organize all cables as shown above.

Attaching the Soundbar (Optional)

To attach the soundbar:

Removing the Stand

CAUTION: Do not use with any device other than the Dell Soundbar. 

NOTE:  The soundbar power connector (+12 V DC output) is for the optional Dell Soundbar only.

1. Working from the back of the monitor, attach the Soundbar by aligning the two slots with the two tabs along the bottom of the monitor.

2. Slide the Soundbar to the left until it snaps into place.

3.  Connect the Soundbar with the DC power connector.

4. Insert the mini stereo plug from the back of the Soundbar into the computer's audio output jack.

NOTE: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand, ensure that the monitor is placed on a soft, clean surface

To remove the stand:

1. Place the monitor on a flat surface. 2. Press and hold the Stand release button. 3. Lift the stand up and away from the monitor.

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Troubleshooting Dell 2209WA Flat Panel Monitor

  Self-Test

  Common Problems

  Product Specific Problems

  Universal Serial Bus Specific Problems

  Dell Soundbar Problems

 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. Turn off both your computer and the monitor. 2. Unplug the video cable from the back of the computer. To ensure proper Self-Test operation, remove both Digital (white connector) and the Analog (blue

connector) cables from the back of computer. 3. Turn on the monitor.

4. This box also appears during normal system operation, if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged. 5. Turn off your monitor and reconnect the video cable; then turn on both your computer and the monitor.

If your monitor screen remains blank after you use the previous procedure, check your video controller and computer, because your monitor is functioning properly.

Built-in Diagnostics

Your monitor has a built-in diagnostic tool that helps you determine if the screen abnormality you are experiencing is an inherent problem with your monitor, or with your computer and video card.

To run the built-in diagnostics:

1. Ensure that the screen is clean (no dust particles on the surface of the screen). 2. Unplug the video cable(s) from the back of the computer or monitor. The monitor then goes into the self-test mode.

3. Press and hold the and buttons on the front panel, simultaneously for 2 seconds. A gray screen appears. 4. Carefully inspect the screen for abnormalities.

5. Press the button on the front panel again. The color of the screen changes to red. 6. Inspect the display for any abnormalities. 7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to inspect the display in green, blue, and white colored screens.

The test is complete when the white screen appears. To exit, press the  button again.  

If you do not detect any screen abnormalities upon using the built-in diagnostic tool, the monitor is functioning properly. Check the video card and computer.

Common Problems

The following table contains general information about common monitor problems you might encounter and the possible solutions.

WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions.

The floating 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.

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NOTE: Self test feature check is not available for S-Video, Composite, and Component video modes.

NOTE: You can run the built-in diagnostics only when the video cable is unplugged and the monitor is in self-test mode.

Product Specific Problems

Common Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions

No Video/Power LED off No picture l Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor and the computer is properly connected and secure.

l Verify that the power outlet is functioning properly using any other electrical equipment. l Ensure that the power button is depressed fully.

No Video/Power LED on No picture or no brightness l Increase brightness & contrast controls via OSD. l Perform monitor self-test feature check. l Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector. l Ensure that the correct input source is selected via the Input Source Select button. l Run the built-in diagnostics.

Poor Focus Picture is fuzzy, blurry, or ghosting

l Perform Auto Adjust via OSD. l Adjust the Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD. l Eliminate video extension cables. l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. l Change the video resolution to the correct aspect ration (16:10).

Shaky/Jittery Video Wavy picture or fine movement l Perform Auto Adjust via OSD. l Adjust the Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD. l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. l Check environmental factors. l Relocate the monitor and test in another room.

Missing Pixels LCD screen has spots l Cycle power on-off. l Pixel that is permanently off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology. l Run the built-in diagnostics.

Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has bright spots l Cycle power on-off. l Pixel that is permanently off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology. l Run the built-in diagnostics.

Brightness Problems Picture too dim or too bright l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. l Auto Adjust via OSD. l Adjust brightness & contrast controls via OSD.

Geometric Distortion Screen not centered correctly l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. l Auto Adjust via OSD. l Adjust brightness & contrast controls via OSD.

NOTE: When using '2: DVI-D', the positioning adjustments are not available.

Horizontal/Vertical Lines Screen has one or more lines l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. l Perform Auto Adjust via OSD. l Adjust Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD. l Perform monitor self-test feature check and determine if these lines are also in self-test

mode. l Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector. l Run the built-in diagnostics.

NOTE: When using '2: DVI-D', the Pixel Clock and Phase adjustments are not available.

Synchronization Problems Screen is scrambled or appears torn

l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. l Perform Auto Adjust via OSD. l Adjust Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD. l Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the scrambled screen appears in

self-test mode. l Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector. l Restart the computer in the safe mode.

Safety Related Issues Visible signs of smoke or sparks

l Do not perform any troubleshooting steps. l Contact Dell immediately.

Intermittent Problems Monitor malfunctions on & off l Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is secure.

l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. l Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the intermittent problem occurs in

self-test mode.

Missing Color Picture missing color l Perform monitor self-test feature check. l Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected

properly and is secure. l Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector.

Wrong Color Picture color not good l Change the Color Setting Mode in the Color Settings OSD to Graphics or Video depending on the application.

l Try different Color Preset Settings in Color Settings OSD. Adjust R/G/B value in Color Settings OSD if the Color Management is turned off.

l Change the Input Color Format to PC RGB or YPbPr in the Advance Setting OSD. l Run the built-in diagnostics.

Image retention from a static image left on the monitor for a  long period of time

Faint shadow from the static image displayed appears on the screen

l Use the Power Management feature to turn off the monitor at all times when not in use (for more information, see Power Management Modes).

l Alternatively, use a dynamically changing screensaver.

Specific Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Specific Problems

Dell Soundbar Problems

Screen image is too small Image is centered on screen, but does not fill entire viewing area

l Check the Scaling Ratio setting in Image Setting OSD l Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.

Cannot adjust the monitor with the buttons on the front panel

OSD does not appear on the screen

l Turn off the monitor, unplug the power cord, plug back, and then turn on the monitor.

No Input Signal when user controls are pressed

No picture, the LED light is green. When you press "+", "-" or "Menu" key, the message "No S-Video input signal", or "No Composite input signal", or "No Component input signal"   appears

l Check the signal source. Ensure the Computer is not in the power saving mode by moving the mouse or pressing any key on the keyboard.

l Check to make sure Video Source to S-Video, Composite or Component is powered and playing video media.

l Check whether the signal cable is plugged in properly. Re-plug the signal cable if necessary.

l Reset the computer or video player.

The picture does not fill the entire screen.

The picture cannot fill the height or width of the screen

l Due to different video formats (aspect ratio) of DVDs, the monitor may display in full screen.

l Run the built-in diagnostics.

NOTE: When choosing DVI-D mode, the Auto Adjust  function is not available.

Specific Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions

USB interface is not working USB peripherals are not working

l Check that your monitor is turned ON. l Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer. l Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector).  l Switch off and then turn on the monitor again. l Reboot the computer. l Some USB devices like external portable HDD require higher electric current; connect the

device directly to the computer system.

High Speed USB 2.0 interface is slow.

High Speed USB 2.0 peripherals working slowly or not working at all

l Check that your computer is USB 2.0-capable. l Some computers have both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. Ensure that the correct USB port is used.  

l Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer. l Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector).  l Reboot the computer.

Common Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions

No Sound No power to Soundbar - the power indicator is off

l Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to the middle position; check if the power indicator (green LED) on the front of the Soundbar is illuminated.

l Confirm that the power cable from the Soundbar is plugged into the adaptor.

No Sound Soundbar has power - power indicator is on

l Plug the audio line-in cable into the computer's audio out jack. l Set all Windows volume controls to their maximum l Play some audio content on the computer (i.e. audio CD, or MP3). l Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to a higher volume setting. l Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug. l Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e.portable CD player).

Distorted Sound Computer's sound card is used as the audio source

l Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. l Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card. l Set all Windows volume controls to their midpoints. l Decrease the volume of the audio application. l Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar counter-clockwise to a lower volume

setting. l Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug. l Troubleshoot the computer's sound card. l Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player, MP3 player).

Distorted Sound Other audio source is used l Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. l Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the audio

source. l Decrease the volume of the audio source. l Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar counter-clockwise to a lower volume

setting. l Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug.

Unbalanced Sound Output Sound from only one side of Soundbar

l Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. l Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card

or audio source. l Set all Windows audio balance controls (L-R) to their midpoints. l Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug. l Troubleshoot the computer's sound card. l Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).

Low Volume Volume is too low l Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. l Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to the maximum volume

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