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Dell U2212HM Monitor

User Guide

Setting the display resolution to 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM)

Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

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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 U2212HMc

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Dell U2212HM Monitor User's Guide

About Your Monitor

Setting Up the Monitor

Operating the Monitor

Troubleshooting

Appendix

Notes, Notices, and Cautions

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.

Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.

Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc; Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries, Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries; and ATI is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 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 U2212HMc

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Setting Up Your Monitor Dell U2212HM Monitor

Setting the display resolution to 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM)

For maximum display performance with Microsoft Windows operating systems, set the display resolution to 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM) pixels by performing the following steps:

In Windows XP:

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 the left-mouse button and adjust the screen resolution to 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM).

4. Click OK.

In Windows Vista or Windows 7:

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

2. Click Change Display Settings.

3. Move the slider-bar to the right by pressing and holding the left-mouse button and adjust the screen resolution to 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM).

4. Click OK.

If you do not see 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM) as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Depending on the type of system you use, please select one of the two options given below:

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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About Your Monitor Dell U2212HM Monitor User's Guide

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

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.

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

NOTE: To set up with any other stand, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for setup instructions.

Monitor

Stand

Power Cable

VGA Cable

DVI Cable

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

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

Product Features

The U2212HM flat panel display has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD). The monitor features include:

54.61 cm (21.5-inch) viewable area display (Measured diagonally). 1920 x 1080 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 (with Enhanced Menu Rotation).

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.

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.

Energy Saver feature for Energy Star compliance.

Security lock slot.

Asset Management Capability.

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

EPEAT Gold Rating.

Halogen Reduced.

TCO Certified Displays.

Identifying Parts and Controls

Front View

1

2

3

4

5

Front View Front panel controls

Label Description

Preset Modes (default, but configurable)

Brightness & Contrast (default, but configurable)

Menu

Exit

Power (with power light indicator)

Back View

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Back view Back view with monitor stand

Label Description Use

VESA mounting holes (100 mm x 100 mm - behind attached VESA Plate) Wall mount monitor using VESA-compatible wall mount kit (100 mm x 100 mm).

Regulatory label Lists the regulatory approvals.

Stand release button Release stand from monitor.

Security lock slot Secures monitor with security cable lock.

Dell Soundbar mounting brackets Attaches the optional Dell Soundbar.

Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support.

USB downstream ports Connect your USB devices.

Cable management slot Use to organize cables by placing them through the slot.

Side View

Left view Right view

Bottom View

Bottom view Bottom view with monitor stand

Label Description Use

AC power cord connector Connect the power cable. 1

2 DC power connector for Dell Soundbar Connect the power cord for the soundbar (optional).

3 DisplayPort connector Connect your computer DP cable.

4 DVI connector Connect your computer DVI cable.

5 VGA connector Connect your computer VGA cable.

6 USB upstream port Connect the USB 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.

7 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.

8 Stand lock feature To lock the stand to the monitor using M3 x 6 machine screw

Monitor Specifications

Flat Panel Specifications

Model U2212HM

Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD

Panel type IPS

Screen dimensions 54.61 cm (21.5-inches viewable image size)

Preset display area: 475.20 (H) X 267.30 (V) mm

Horizontal 475.20 mm (18.71 inches)

Vertical 267.30 mm (10.52 inches)

Pixel pitch 0.2475 mm

Viewing angle 178 (vertical) typical

178 (horizontal) typical

Luminance output 250 cd/m(typical)

Contrast ratio 1000 to 1 (typical), 2M to 1 (typical Dynamic Contrast On)

Faceplate coating Antiglare with hard-coating 3H

Backlight LED edgelight system

Response Time 8 ms gray-to-gray response time (typical)

Color depth 16.7 million colors

Color Gamut 82%*

*[U2212HM] color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (82%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards.

Resolution Specifications

Model U2212HM

Horizontal scan range 30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic)

Vertical scan range 56 Hz to 75 Hz (automatic)

Maximum preset resolution 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz

Supported Video Modes

Model U2212HM

Video display capabilities (DVI & DP playback) 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 1080i

Preset Display Modes

U2212HM

Horizontal Frequency Vertical Frequency (Hz) Pixel Clock (MHz) Sync Polarity (Horizontal/Vertical) Display Mode

VESA, 720 x 400

VESA, 640 x 480

VESA, 640 x 480

VESA, 800 x 600

VESA, 800 x 600

VESA, 1024 x 768

VESA, 1024 x 768

VESA, 1152 x 864

VESA, 1280 x 1024

VESA, 1280 x 1024

VESA, 1600 x 1200

VESA, 1920 x 1080

(kHz)

31.5

31.5

37.5

37.9

46.9

48.4

60.0

67.5

64.0

80.0

75.0

67.5

70.0

60.0

75.0

60.3

75.0

60.0

75.0

75.0

60.0

75.0

60.0

60.0

28.3

25.2

31.5

40.0

49.5

65.0

78.8

108.0

108.0

135.0

162.0

148.5

-/+

-/

-/

+/+

+/+

-/

+/+

+/+

+/+

+/+

+/+

+/+

Electrical Specifications

Model U2212HM

Video input signals

Analog RGB, 0.7 Volts +/- 5%, positive polarity at 75 ohm input impedance Digital DVI-D TMDS, 600 mV for each differential line, positive polarity at 50 ohm input impedance DP 1.1a signal input support

Synchronization input signals TTL levels required and separate syncs (including Trigger points), SOG (Composite SYNC on green)

AC input voltage/frequency/current 100 VAC to 240 VAC / 50 Hz or 60 Hz + 3 Hz / 1.5 A (Typical)

Inrush current (@25C) 120 V : 30 A (Max.) 240 V : 60 A (Max.)

Physical Characteristics

Model U2212HM

Connector type 15-pin D-subminiature, blue connector; DVI-D, white connector; DP, black connector

Signal cable type Digital: Detachable, DVI-D, Solid pins, shipped detached from the monitor

Analog: Detachable, D-Sub, 15 pins, shipped detached from the monitor

Dimensions (with stand)

Height (extended) 484.5 mm (19.07 inches)

Height (compressed) 355.6 mm (14.00 inches)

Width 513.0 mm (20.20 inches)

Depth 183.3 mm (7.22 inches)

Dimensions (without stand)

Height 304.5 mm (11.99 inches)

Width 513.0 mm (20.20 inches)

Depth 59.5 mm (2.34 inches)

Stand dimensions

Height (extended) 401.2 mm (15.80 inches)

Height (compressed) 358.1 mm (14.10 inches)

Width 265.8 mm (10.46 inches)

Depth 183.3 mm (7.22 inches)

Weight

Weight with packaging 6.8 kg (15.0 lbs)

Weight with stand assembly and cables 5.4 kg (12.0 lbs)

Weight without stand assembly (For wall mount or VESA mount considerations no cables)

2.7 kg (6.0 lbs)

Weight of stand assembly 2.0 kg (4.5 lbs)

Environmental Characteristics

Model U2212HM

Temperature

Operating 0 C to 40 C

Non-operating Storage: -20 C to 60 C (-4 F to 140 F) Shipping: -20 C to 60 C (-4 F to 140 F)

Humidity

Operating 10% to 80% (non-condensing)

Non-operating Storage: 5% to 90% (non-condensing) Shipping: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)

Altitude

Operating 3,048 m (10,000 ft) max

Non-operating 10,668 m (35,000 ft) max

Thermal dissipation 238.7 BTU/hour (maximum) 102.3 BTU/hour (typical)

Power Management Modes

If you have VESA's DPM compliance display card or software installed in your PC, the monitor can automatically reduce its power consumption when not in use. This is referred to as Power Save Mode*. If the computer detects input from keyboard, mouse, or other input devices, the monitor automatically resumes functioning. The following table shows the power consumption and signaling of this automatic power saving feature:

U2212HM

VESA Modes Horizontal Sync Vertical Sync Video Power Indicator Power Consumption

Normal operation Active Active Active Blue 70 W (maximum) ** 30 W (typical) ***

Active-off mode Inactive Inactive Blanked Amber Less than 0.5 W Switch off - - - Off Less than 0.5 W

The OSD functions only in the normal operation mode. When any button is pressed in the Active-off mode, one of the following messages will be displayed:

Activate the computer and the monitor to gain access to the OSD.

NOTE: This monitor is ENERGY STAR-compliant.

* Zero power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the main cable from the monitor. ** Maximum power consumption with max luminance, Dell Soundbar, and USB active. *** Typical power consumption with factory default setting with no external USB devices and Soundbar connected.

Pin Assignments

VGA Connector

Pin 15-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable

Number

1 Video-Red

2 Video-Green

3 Video-Blue

4 GND

5 Self-test

6 GND-R

7 GND-G

8 GND-B

9 Computer 5 V/3.3 V

10 GND-sync

11 GND

12 DDC data

13 H-sync

14 V-sync

15 DDC clock

DVI Connector

Pin 24-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable Number

1 TMDS RX2

2 TMDS RX2+

3 TMDS Ground

4 Floating

5 Floating

6 DDC Clock

7 DDC Data

8 Floating

9 TMDS RX1

10 TMDS RX1+

11 TMDS Ground

12 Floating

13 Floating

14 +5 V/+3.3 V power

15 Self test

16 Hot Plug Detect

17 TMDS RX0

18 TMDS RX0+

19 TMDS Ground

20 Floating

21 Floating

22 TMDS Ground

23 TMDS Clock+

24 TMDS Clock-

DisplayPort Connector

Pin Number

20-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable

1 ML0(p)

2 GND

3 ML0(n)

4 ML1(p)

5 GND

6 ML1(n)

7 ML2(p)

8 GND

9 ML2(n)

10 ML3(p)

11 GND

12 ML3(n)

13 GND

14 GND

15 AUX(p)

16 GND

17 AUX(n)

18 HPD

19 DP_PWR Return

20 +3.3V DP_PWR

Plug and Play Capability

You can install the monitor in any Plug and Play-compatible system. The monitor 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 monitor settings. Most monitor installations are automatic; you can select different settings if desired. For more information about changing the monitor settings, see Operating the Monitor.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Interface

This section gives you information about the USB ports that are available on the left side of your monitor.

NOTE: This monitor supports High-Speed Certified USB 2.0 interface.

Transfer speed Data Rate

Power Consumption

High speed 480 Mbps 2.5 W (Max., each port)

Full speed 12 Mbps 2.5 W (Max., each port)

Low speed 1.5 Mbps 2.5 W (Max., each port)

USB Upstream Connector

Pin Number 4-pin Side of the Connector

1 DMU

2 VCC

3 DPU

4 GND

USB Downstream Connector

Pin Number 4-Pin Side of the Signal Cable

1 VCC

2 DMD

3 DPD

4 GND

USB Ports

1 upstream - back 4 downstream - 2 at the back; 2 on the left side

NOTE: USB 2.0 functionality requires a USB 2.0-capable computer

NOTE: The monitor's USB interface works only when the monitor is on or in the power save mode. If you turn off the monitor and then turn it on, the attached peripherals may take a few seconds to resume normal functionality.

LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy

During the LCD Monitor manufacturing process, it is not uncommon for one or more pixels to become fixed in an unchanging state, which are hard to see and do not affect the display, quality or usability. For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at: support.dell.com.

Maintenance Guidelines

Cleaning Your Monitor

WARNING: Read and follow the safety instructions before cleaning the monitor.

WARNING: Before cleaning the monitor, unplug the monitor power cable from the electrical outlet.

For best practices, follow the instructions in the list below while unpacking, cleaning, or handling your monitor:

To clean your antistatic screen, lightly dampen a soft, clean cloth with water. If possible, use a special screen-cleaning tissue or solution suitable for the antistatic coating. Do not use benzene, thinner, ammonia, abrasive cleaners, or compressed air. Use a lightly-dampened, warm cloth to clean the monitor. Avoid using detergent of any kind as some detergents leave a milky film on the monitor. If you notice white powder when you unpack your monitor, wipe it off with a cloth. Handle your monitor with care as a darker-colored monitor may get scratched and show white scuff marks more than a lighter-colored monitor. To help maintain the best image quality on your monitor, use a dynamically changing screen saver and turn off your monitor when not in use.

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Setting Up the Monitor Dell U2212HM Monitor User's Guide

Attaching the Stand

Connecting the Monitor

Organizing Your Cables

Attaching the Soundbar (optional)

Removing the Stand

Wall Mounting (Optional)

Attaching the Stand

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

NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for the set up instructions.

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 at the back of the monitor. 3. Press the stand till it snaps into its place.

Connecting the Monitor

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

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 the computer.

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

NOTE: Do not connect the blue VGA, the white DVI, or the black DisplayPort cables to the computer at the same time.

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

Connecting the white DVI cable

Connecting the blue VGA cable

Connecting the black DisplayPort cable

CAUTION: The graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance of the computer may vary.

Connecting the USB cable

After you have completed connecting the DVI/VGA/DP 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. (See bottom view for details.) 2. Connect the 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

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

Attaching the Soundbar (Optional)

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.

To attach the Soundbar:

1. At 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.

Removing the Stand

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

NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for the set up instructions.

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.

Wall Mounting (Optional)

(Screw dimension: M4 x 10 mm).

Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA-compatible base mounting kit.

1. Place the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion on a stable flat table. 2. Remove the stand. 3. Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws securing the plastic cover. 4. Attach the mounting bracket from the wall mounting kit to the LCD. 5. Mount the LCD on the wall by following the instructions that came with the base mounting kit.

NOTE: For use only with UL-listed wall mount bracket with minimum weight/load bearing capacity of 4.52 kg.

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Operating the Monitor

Dell U2212HM Monitor User's Guide

Using the Front Panel Controls

Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu

Setting the Maximum Resolution

Using the Dell Soundbar (Optional)

Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension

Rotating the monitor

Adjusting the Rotation Display Settings of Your System

PowerNap Software

Enhanced Menu Rotation Software

Using the Front Panel Controls

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

Shortcut key/ Preset Modes

Use this button to choose from a list of preset color modes.

2 Use this button to directly access the "Brightness/Contrast" menu.

Shortcut key / Brightness/Contrast

3

Menu

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

4

Exit

Use this button to go back to the main menu or exit the OSD main menu.

5

Power (with power light indicator)

Use this 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.

Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu

Accessing the Menu System

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.

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

Main Menu for analog (VGA) Input

or

Main Menu for digital (DVI) Input

or

Main Menu for display (DP) Input

NOTE: Auto Adjust is only available when you use the analog (VGA) connector.

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 button once to activate the highlighted option.

4. Push and button to select the desired parameter.

5. Push 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 button to return to the main menu.

Icon Menu and Submenus Description Brightness/Contrast Use this menu to activate the Brightness/Contrast adjustment.

Brightness Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight.

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

NOTE: Manual adjustment of Brightness is disabled when Energy Smart or Dynamic Contrast is switched on.

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

Push the button to increase the contrast and push the button to decrease the 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.

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: 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 the different video signals that may be connected to your monitor.

Auto Select

VGA

DVI-D

DisplayPort

Color Settings

Push to select the Auto Select, the monitor auto detects either the VGA/ DVI-D/ DisplayPort input.

Select the VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Push to select the VGA input source.

Select the DVI-D input when you are using the Digital (DVI) connector. Push to select the DVI input source.

Select the DisplayPort input when you are using the DisplayPort (DP) connector. Push to select the DisplayPort input source.

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

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

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

Gamma Allows you to set the color mode to PC or MAC.

Preset Modes You can choose Standard, Multimedia, Movie, Game, Text, Color Temperature, or Custom Color;

Standard: Loads the monitor's default color settings. This is the default preset mode. Multimedia: Loads color settings ideal for multimedia applications. Movie: Loads color settings ideal for movie applications. Game: Loads color settings ideal for most gaming applications. Text: Loads default brightness and sharpness settings ideal for viewing text. Color Temperature: The screen appears warmer with a red/yellow tint with slider set at 5,000K or cooler with blue tint with slider set at 10,000K.

Custom Color: Allows you to manually adjust the color settings. Press the and buttons to adjust the three colors (R, G, B) values and create your own preset color mode.

Hue

This feature can shift the color of the 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'.

Press to increase the green shade of the video image.

Press to increase the purple shade of the video image.

NOTE: Hue adjustment is available only for the video input. Saturation

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

Press to increase the monochrome appearance of the video image.

Press to increase the colorful appearance of the video image.

NOTE: Saturation adjustment is available only for the video input. Reset Color Settings Reset your monitor color settings to the factory settings.

Display Settings Use the Display Settings to adjust the image.

Aspect Ratio Adjust the image ratio as Wide 16:9, 4:3 or 5:4.

Horizontal Position

Use the or to adjust the image left or right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).

Vertical Position

Use the or to adjust the image up or down. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).

NOTE: Horizontal Position and Vertical Position Adjustments are only available for the "VGA" input.

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.

Use the 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 the "VGA" input.

Dynamic Contrast Dynamic Contrast adjusts the contrast ratio to 2M:1. Push the button to select the Dynamic Contrast "On" or "Off" .

NOTE: Dynamic Contrast provides higher contrast if you choose Game preset or Movie Preset.

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.

or

Language

Menu Transparency

Menu Timer

Menu Lock

Menu Rotation

Energy Smart

Power Save Audio

DDC/CI

The language option is to set the OSD display to one of the eight languages (English, Espanol, Francais, Deutsch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Japanese).

Select this option to change the menu transparency by pressing and buttons (min: 0 / max: 100).

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

Use the or button to adjust the slider in 1 second increments, from 5 to 60 seconds.

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

NOTE: Lock function Either soft lock (through OSD menu) or hard lock (Press and hold the button above power button for 10 sec). Unlock function Only hard unlock (Press and hold the button above power button for 10 sec).

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

Select on to apply settings that consume less energy.

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

DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows your monitor parameters (brightness, color balance etc) to be adjustable via software on your computer. 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.

Personalize User can select from "Preset Modes", "Brightness/Contrast", "Auto Adjust", "Input Source", "Aspect Ratio", "Menu Rotation", and set as shortcut key.

NOTE: This monitor has a built-in feature to automatically calibrate the brightness to compensate for LED aging.

OSD Warning Messages

When Dynamic Contrast Feature is enabled (in these modes: Game and Movie), the manual brightness adjustment is disabled.

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 1920 x 1080.

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

When the 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/DP input

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

or or

See Solving Problems for more information.

Setting the Maximum Resolution To set the Maximum resolution for the monitor:

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Windows XP:

1. Right-click on the desktop and select Properties. 2. Select the Settings tab. 3. Set the screen resolution to 1920 x 1080. 4. Click OK.

Windows Vista or Windows 7:

1. Right-click on the desktop and select Personalization. 2. Click Change Display Settings. 3. Move the slider-bar to the right by pressing and holding left-mouse button and adjust the screen resolution to 1920 x 1080. 4. Click OK.

If you do not see 1920 x 1080 as an option, you may need to update your graphics driver. Depending on your computer, complete one of the following procedures:

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.

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)

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.

1. Attach mechanism

2. Headphone jacks

3. Power/Volume control

Using the Tilt, Swivel, and Vertical Extension NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. When any other stand is bought, please refer to the respective stand setup guide for the set up instructions.

Tilt, Swivel

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

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

Vertical Extension

NOTE: The stand extends vertically up to 130 mm. The figures below illustrate how to extend the stand vertically.

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: 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.)

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.

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 the 'contents' on your display.

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.

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.

PowerNap Software The PowerNap software comes in the CD that shipped with the monitor you have just purchased.

This software provides Power Saving mode for your monitor. The Power Saving mode lets users set the monitor to "Screen Dim" or "Sleep" when your PC enters the screen saver mode.

1. Screen Dim - the monitor dims to a minimum brightness level when the PC is in the screen saver mode. 2. Sleep - the monitor enters the sleep mode when the PC is in the screen saver mode.

The PowerNap software provides an option to check if there is a new update. Please check periodically if there is a new update for your software.

NOTE: After installation, one desktop shortcut and one shortcut under "Start" for PowerNap are created. OS support: Windows Vista (32 and 64 bits), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits) Video interface support: VGA and DVI only.

The latest version of the PowerNap Software can be downloaded from Dell's website.

Steps to download software:

1. Go to http://www.support.dell.com/. 2. Select "Monitor Drivers" under "Drivers and downloads" tab. 3. Select your Monitor Model - PowerNap Application. 4. Download and install application.

Enhanced Menu Rotation Software Enhanced Menu Rotation is embedded within the PowerNap software, allowing you to pivot the monitor screen from the OSD menu. The selection of either Landscape or Portrait will trigger the monitor screen accordingly.

The following picture shows a screen shot of Enhanced Menu Rotation (Triggering the Enhanced Menu Rotation function through the OSD menu):

NOTE: OS support: Windows Vista (32 and 64 bits), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits) Video interface support: VGA and DVI only.

If you do not see the screen rotation, you may need to update your graphics driver. Depending on your computer, complete the following procedures:

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.

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.

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Troubleshooting Dell U2212HM Monitor User's Guide

Self-Test

Built-in Diagnostics

Common Problems

Product Specific Problems

Universal Serial Bus Specific Problems

Dell Soundbar Problems

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

Self-Test

Your monitor provides a self-test feature that allows you to check whether your monitor is functioning properly. If your monitor and computer are properly connected but the monitor screen remains dark, run the monitor self-test by performing the following steps:

1. 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 all the Digital (white connector) and the Analog (blue connector) cables from the back of computer. 3. Turn on the monitor.

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.

or or

1. This box also appears during normal system operation if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged. 2. 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.

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

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 Button 1 and Button 4 on the front panel simultaneously for 2 seconds. A gray screen appears. 4. Carefully inspect the screen for abnormalities. 5. Press the Button 4 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, black, white screens.

The test is complete when the white screen appears. To exit, press the Button 4 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.

Common Symptoms No Video/Power LED off

No Video/Power LED on

Poor Focus

Shaky/Jittery Video

Missing Pixels

What You Experience Possible Solutions No picture Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor and the computer is properly connected and secure.

Verify that the power outlet is functioning properly using any other electrical equipment. Ensure that the power button is depressed fully. Ensure that the correct input source is selected via the Input Source Select button.

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

Picture is fuzzy, blurry, or ghosting Perform Auto Adjust via OSD. Adjust the Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD. Eliminate video extension cables. Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. Change the video resolution to the correct aspect ratio (16:9).

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

LCD screen has spots Cycle power on-off. Pixel that is permanently off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology. For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at: support.dell.com.

Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has bright spots Cycle power on-off. Pixel that is permanently off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology. For more information on Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at: support.dell.com.

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

Geometric Distortion Screen not centered correctly Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. Auto Adjust via OSD. Adjust horizontal & vertical controls via OSD.

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

Horizontal/Vertical Lines Screen has one or more lines Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. Perform Auto Adjust via OSD. Adjust Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD. Perform monitor self-test feature check and determine if these lines are also in self-test mode. Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector. Run the built-in diagnostics.

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

Synchronization Problems Screen is scrambled or appears torn Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. Perform Auto Adjust via OSD. Adjust Phase and Pixel Clock controls via OSD. Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the scrambled screen appears in self-test mode. Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector. Restart the computer in the safe mode.

Safety Related Issues Visible signs of smoke or sparks Do not perform any troubleshooting steps. Contact Dell immediately.

Intermittent Problems Monitor malfunctions on & off Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is secure. Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. Perform monitor self-test feature check to determine if the intermittent problem occurs in self-test mode.

Missing Color Picture missing color Perform monitor self-test feature check. Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is secure. Check for bent or broken pins in the video cable connector.

Wrong Color Picture color not good Change the Color Setting Mode in the Color Settings OSD to Graphics or Video depending on the application. 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. Change the Input Color Format to PC RGB or YPbPr in the Advance Setting OSD. 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

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

Product Specific Problems

Specific Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions Screen image is too small Image is centered on screen, but does not fill

entire viewing area Check the Scaling Ratio setting in Image Setting OSD Reset the monitor to Factory Settings.

Cannot adjust the monitor with the buttons on the front panel

OSD does not appear on the screen Turn off the monitor, unplug the power cord, plug back, and then turn on the monitor. Check whether OSD is locked. If yes, press and hold the button above the power button for 10 seconds to unlock. See Menu Lock.

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

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. Check to make sure the Video Source to S-Video, Composite or Component is powered and playing video media. Check whether the signal cable is plugged in properly. Re-plug the signal cable if necessary. 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

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

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

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Specific Problems

Specific Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions USB interface is not working USB peripherals are not working Check that your monitor is turned ON.

Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer. Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector). Switch off and then turn on the monitor again. Reboot the computer. 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

Check that your computer is USB 2.0-capable. Some computers have both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. Ensure that the correct USB port is used. Reconnect the upstream cable to your computer. Reconnect the USB peripherals (downstream connector). Reboot the computer.

Dell Soundbar Problems

Common Symptoms What You Experience Possible Solutions No Sound No power to Soundbar - the power indicator is

off Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to the middle position; check if the power indicator (Blue LED) on the front of the Soundbar is illuminated. Confirm that the power cable from the Soundbar is plugged into the adapter.

No Sound Soundbar has power - power indicator is on Plug the audio line-in cable into the computer's audio out jack. Set all Windows volume controls to their maximum Play some audio content on the computer (i.e. audio CD, or MP3). Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to a higher volume setting. Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug. Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).

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

Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card. Set all Windows volume controls to their midpoints. Decrease the volume of the audio application. Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar counter-clockwise to a lower volume setting. Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug. Troubleshoot the computer's sound card. Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).

Distorted Sound Other audio source is used Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the audio source. Decrease the volume of the audio source. Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar counter-clockwise to a lower volume setting. Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug.

Unbalanced Sound Output Sound from only one side of Soundbar Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card or audio source. Set all Windows audio balance controls (L-R) to their midpoints. Clean and reseat the audio line-in plug. Troubleshoot the computer's sound card. Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).

Low Volume Volume is too low Clear any obstructions between the Soundbar and the user. Turn the Power/Volume knob on the Soundbar clockwise to the maximum volume setting. Set all Windows volume controls to their maximum. Increase the volume of the audio application. Test the Soundbar using another audio source (i.e. portable CD player).

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Appendix Dell U2212HM Monitor User's Guide

Safety Instructions

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

Contacting Dell

WARNING: Safety Instructions

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.

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).

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.

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 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 U2212HM 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 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM) again.

NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM), please contact Dell to inquire about a Graphics Adapter that supports these resolutions.

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Setting Up Your Monitor Dell U2212HM Monitor

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

In Windows Vista or Windows 7:

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

2. Click Change Display Settings.

3. Click Advanced Settings.

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 1920 x 1080 (for U2212HM) again.

NOTE:

U2212HM: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1920 x 1080, please contact the manufacturer of your computer or consider purchasing a graphics adapter that will support the vi

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