HELP! Monitor Settings Issues: Can't Alter the Monitor Settings...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by DrJ, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. DrJ

    DrJ Guest

    .... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.

    By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
    necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
    left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
    bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
    monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
    flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
    that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
    which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
    w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.

    Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
    use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
    easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
    advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
    bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
    is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).

    This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
    32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
    instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
    was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
    either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?

    Many premature thanks...

    DrJ.
     
    DrJ, Jun 30, 2008
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  2. Please repost your inquiry in one of the applicable Dell Forums:
    http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board?board.id=dim_monitor

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

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    ... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.

    By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
    necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
    left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
    bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
    monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
    flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
    that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
    which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
    w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.

    Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
    use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
    easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
    advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
    bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
    is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).

    This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
    32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
    instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
    was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
    either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?

    Many premature thanks...

    DrJ.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jun 30, 2008
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  3. Dell SE198WFP Flat Panel Monitor User's Guide:
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/SE198WFP/en/index.htm

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    :

    .... via the menu-buttons on the actual physical monitor.

    By this I mean that on my old CRT monitor's facia, one one had pushed the
    necessary buttons in the necessary order, one could alter - as in move from
    left-to-right, brightness, contrast and make more convex/concave the sides,
    bottom & top of the screen window image (?) - the visible screen via the
    monitors case buttons & then the OSD. Mostly true on my new Dell SE198WFP 19'
    flat-panel, all apart from one glaringly annoying OSD menu option button,
    that being the 'Positioning' button (along w/auto-adjust & image settings),
    which does the concave/convex thing and is shown onscreen as a button
    w/arrows pointing to the cardinal-points to suggest previous statement.

    Obviously this is the button I need, with medium-to-high importance, to
    use; but I cannot, for, whereas w/the old CRT, this button was readily and
    easily available to all, on this new TFT, all the other menu-buttons (colour,
    advanced & OSD settings plus audio/factory reset etc) are available and
    bright-white in text-colour, but the positioning (and auto-adjust etc) button
    is in dull grey and cannot be accessed (by me anyway).

    This monitor came w/a Dell Vostro 410 tower (Intel Core2 Wuad CPU/2GB RAM,
    32-bit), and is great APART from this problem. However, there was no
    instruction manual in any of the boxes, so either there wasn't one, or mine
    was mis-packed. Either-way, I do not know how to manipulate the buttons
    either on the OSD or the monitor's own butons. PLEASE, some advice and help?

    Many premature thanks...

    DrJ.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jun 30, 2008
    #3
  4. DrJ

    Dwarf Guest

    Hi DrJ,

    Could this be the issue?

    "NOTE: Positioning and Image Settings are only available when you are using
    the analog (VGA) connector."

    This is taken from the documentation for your monitor. Thanks to Carey for
    the link.
    Dwarf
     
    Dwarf, Jun 30, 2008
    #4
  5. DrJ

    Dwarf Guest

    Hi DrJ,

    In addition to my last post, have you installed the monitor driver (link
    given below)? This driver informs your PC of the capabilities of your
    monitor, together with timing and colour corrections. Also check to see that
    you have set the resolution on your PC to 1440 x 900 at 60 Hz which is the
    Optimal preset resolution for the monitor. Refer to the link from Carey (also
    given below for convenience) and reset your monitor to factory settings (the
    'Factory Reset' option).
    Dwarf

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/monitors/SE198WFP/en/index.htm

    http://support.dell.com/support/dow...eid=R150804&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=200794
     
    Dwarf, Jun 30, 2008
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  6. DrJ

    DrJ Guest



    Many thanks to both of you, and apol's for misplacing here originally, the
    'puter brought me here etc (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!).

    Not having had any documenation shipped w/my machine was strange and
    annoying, esp' as I was given two monitor cables (VGA & Digital) without any
    suggestion as to which I should use. Still dunno if there is any real
    difference 'twixt either cable's output quality. Still, your answer(s) did
    the job, qand now I know why etc.

    Many thanks again...

    DrJ.
     
    DrJ, Jul 1, 2008
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