Dell™ 1 8 00FP Color Display
Quick Setup Guide
Observe the following safety guidelines when connecting and using your display:
Be sure that your display is electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.
Locate your display near an easily accessible electrical outlet.
Place the display on a solid surface and treat it carefully. The screen can be damaged if dropped, sharply
hit, or touched with a sharp or abrasive implement.
Put your display in a location with low humidity and a minimum of dust.
Never use your display if the power cable has been damaged. Do not allow anything to rest on the power
cable, and keep the cable away from where people could trip over it.
Never insert anything metallic into the display openings. Doing so may create the danger of electric shock.
To avoid electric shock, never touch the inside of the display. Only a qualified technician should open the
Be sure to hold the plug, not the cable, when disconnecting the display from an electrical outlet.
Openings in the display cabinet are provided for ventilation. To prevent overheating, these openings
should not be blocked or covered. Also, avoid using the display on a bed, sofa, rug, or other soft surface.
Doing so may block the ventilation openings in the bottom of the cabinet. If you put the display in a
bookcase or some other enclosed space, be sure to provide adequate ventilation.
Do not expose the display to rain or use it near water. If the display accidentally gets wet, unplug it and
contact an authorized dealer immediately. You can clean the exterior of the display with a damp cloth
when necessary, but be sure to unplug the display first.
If your display does not operate normally—in particular, if there are any unusual sounds or smells coming
from it—unplug the display immediately and contact an authorized dealer or service center.
Connecting Your Display to a Computer
Turn off your computer and unplug your computer’s power cable.
Connect either the digital DVI-D or the analog D-SUB display connector cable to the corresponding video
port on the back of your computer. Do not use both cables on the same PC. The only case in which
both cables can be used is if they are connected to two different PCs with appropriate video systems. (The
graphics are for illustration only. System appearance may vary). Tighten the connector screws finger-tight.
Do not overtighten.
Fully insert the display power cable into the power port on the back of the display.
Plug the power cables of your computer and your display into a nearby electrical outlet.
Turn on your computer and display. If the display does not display an image, refer to the troubleshooting
section of this guide.
Dell 1800FP Color Display Quick Setup Guide