Solving problems, Troubleshooting your monitor – Dell SP2008WFP Monitor User Manual

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Solving Problems

Dell™ SP2008WFP Flat Panel Monitor


Troubleshooting Your Monitor


General Problems


Product Specific Problems


USB Problems


Troubleshooting Your Soundbar



Troubleshooting Your Monitor


Self-Test Feature Check (STFC)

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:


Turn off both your computer and monitor.


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.


Turn on the monitor.

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


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 system; your monitor is functioning

OSD Warning Messages

One of the following warning messages may appear on the screen indicating that the monitor is out of synchronization.

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the

safety instructions


NOTE: The floating 'Dell Self-test Feature Check' dialog box should appear on a black background if the monitor cannot sense a video signal.
Using the input select button, select the desired input to be tested either Analog Input or Digital Input. Disconnect the video cable from the video
card and the Dell Self-test Feature Check dialogue box will appear if the display is operating correctly.



1. Auto Detect (Analog Input)

Cannot Display This Video Mode

Optimum Resolution 1680 x 1050  60Hz



1. Auto Detect  (Digital Input)

Cannot Display This Video Mode

Optimum Resolution 1680 x 1050 60Hz

2. Analog Input

Cannot Display This Video Mode



3.Digital Input

Cannot Display This Video Mode