User’s Guide
Dell S2216H/S2316H
Model No.: S2216H/S2316H
Regulatory model: S2216Hc/S2316Hc/S2316Hb
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better
use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of
data if instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal
injury or death.
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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
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interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
2016 - 07
Rev. A02
Contents
About Your Monitor................................................................. 5
Package Contents....................................................................................... 5
Product Features.........................................................................................6
Identifying Parts and Controls..................................................................8
Plug and Play Capability........................................................................... 11
LCD Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy................................................... 11
Maintenance Guidelines.......................................................................... 11
Setting Up the Monitor.......................................................... 12
Connecting the Stand.............................................................................. 12
Connecting Your Monitor....................................................................... 13
Organizing Cables.....................................................................................14
Removing the Monitor Stand.................................................................. 15
Operating Your Monitor........................................................ 16
Power On the Monitor.............................................................................16
Using the Front Panel Controls..............................................................16
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu..........................................18
Contents | 3
Setting the Maximum Resolution........................................................... 31
Using the Tilt..............................................................................................32
Troubleshooting..................................................................... 33
Self-Test......................................................................................................33
Built-in Diagnostics...................................................................................34
Common Problems..................................................................................35
Product-Specific Problems.....................................................................37
Appendix.....................................................................................................38
FCC Notices (U.S. Only) and Other Regulatory Information...........38
Contact Dell...............................................................................................38
Setting Up Your Monitor..........................................................................39
Monitor Specifications.......................................................... 41
4 | Contents
About Your Monitor
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 riser
∞∞ Stand base
∞∞ Power Adapter
∞∞ Power cable (varies by
countries)
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∞∞ HDMI Cable
DellTM UltraSharp U2715H Monitor
∞∞ Drivers and
Documentation Media
∞∞ Quick Setup Guide
∞∞ Safety and Regulatory
Information
Product Features
The Dell S2216H_S2316H flat panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film Transistor
(TFT), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), and LED backlight. The monitor features include:
∞∞ S2216H: 54.61 cm (21.5 inch) viewable area display (measured diagonally). 1920
x 1080 resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
∞∞ S2316H: 58.42 cm (23 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.
∞∞ Plug and play capability if supported by your system.
∞∞ VGA and HDMI connectivity makes it simple and easy to connect with legacy
and new systems.
∞∞ Build-in Speaker (3W)x2.
∞∞ 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.
∞∞ Dell Display Manager Software included (in the CD shipped with the monitor).
∞∞ S2216H:Energy Star certified monitor except in Europe/Asia Pacific regions.
∞∞ S2316H:Energy Star certified monitor except in Europe regions.
∞∞ Dell registers products in the EPEAT environmental performance rating system.
EPEAT registration varies by country. See www.epeat.net for registration status
by country.
∞∞ Security - lock slot.
∞∞ Capability to switch from wide aspect to standard aspect ratio while maintaining
the image quality.
∞∞ TCO-Certified Displays.
∞∞ BFR/PVC- Reduced.
∞∞ High Dynamic Contrast Ratio (8,000,000:1).
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∞∞ 0.3 W standby power when in the sleep mode.
∞∞ Energy Gauge shows the energy level being consumed by the monitor in real
time.
About Your Monitor | 7
Identifying Parts and Controls
Front View
1
2
Front panel controls
Label
Description
1
Function buttons (For more information, see Operating your Monitor)
2
Power On/Off button (with LED indicator)
NOTE: For displays with glossy bezels the user should consider the placement of
the display as the bezel may cause disturbing reflections from surrounding light
and bright surfaces.
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Back View
4
1
2
5
3
Back View without monitor stand
Label
Description
Back View with monitor stand
Use
1
Stand release button
Releases stand from monitor.
2
Security - lock slot
Secures monitor with security lock
(security lock not included).
3
Barcode serial number label
Refer to this label if you need to
contact Dell for technical support.
4
Cable management slot
Uses to organize cables by placing
them through the slot.
5
Regulatory label
Lists the regulatory approvals.
About Your Monitor | 9
Side View
Bottom View
1
23
4
5
Bottom view without monitor stand
Label
Description
Use
1
Power-adapter port
To connect the monitor power cable using a 12V DC
adapter for transition.
2
Audio Line Out port
Connect to external speakers (Optional Purchase) *
3
Audio Line In port
Connects the audio cable (Optional Purchase) from
the source device to the monitor.
4
HDMI port
To connect your computer to the monitor using a
HDMI cable.
5
VGA port
To connect your computer to the monitor using a
VGA cable.
* Headphone usage is not supported for the audio line out port.
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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 your Monitor.
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: www.dell.com/support/monitors.
Maintenance Guidelines
Cleaning Your Monitor
WARNING: Before cleaning the monitor, unplug the monitor power cable from
the electrical outlet.
CAUTION: Read and follow the Safety Instructions before cleaning the monitor.
For best practices, follow the instructions in the list below while unpacking, cleaning
or handling your monitor:
∞∞ To clean your anti-static 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.
About Your Monitor | 11
Setting Up the Monitor
Connecting the Stand
NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
NOTE: The following steps is applicable for a monitor with a stand.
2
3
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 place.
12 | Setting Up the Monitor
Connecting Your Monitor
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
Safety Instructions.
NOTE: Do not connect all cables to the computer at the same time.
To connect your monitor to the computer:
1. Turn Off your computer and disconnect the power cable.
2. Connect the VGA/HDMI/audio cable from your monitor to the computer.
Connecting the VGA cable(Optional Purchase)
Connecting the HDMI cable
Setting Up the Monitor | 13
Connecting the audio cable(Optional Purchase)
Organizing Cables
After you connect all necessary cables to your monitor and computer, organize all
cables as shown above.
NOTE: After the cables are connected, they will have to be disconnected again
to route them through the hole.
14 | Setting Up the Monitor
Removing the Monitor Stand
NOTE: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand,
ensure that the monitor is placed on a soft and clean surface.
NOTE: The following steps is applicable for a monitor with a stand.
2
2
3
To remove the stand:
1. Place the monitor on a soft cloth or cushion.
2. Use a long and thin screwdriver to push the release latch.
3. Once the latch is released, remove the base away from monitor.
Setting Up the Monitor | 15
Operating Your Monitor
Power On the Monitor
Press the
button to turn On the monitor.
Using the Front Panel Controls
Use the control buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the image being
displayed.
1
2
3
4
5
The following table describes the front panel buttons:
Front Panel Button
1
Description
Use this button to choose from a list of preset
modes.
Shortcut key/Preset Modes
Use the buttons to adjust the volume.Minimum is
‘0’ (-). Maximum is ‘100’ (+).
Shortcut key/Volume
Menu
Use the MENU button to launch the On-Screen
Display (OSD) and select the OSD Menu. See
Accessing the OSD menu.
Use this button to go back to the main menu or
exit the OSD main menu.
Exit
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Use the Power button to turn the monitor On
and Off.
2&3
Power On/Off button (with
Solid white light indicates the monitor is On and
LED indicator)
fully functional. Blinking white light indicates the
power save mode.
OSD controls
Use the buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the image settings.
1
Front Panel Button
1
2
3
4
Description
Use the Up button to increase values or move up.
Up
Use the Down button to adjust (decrease ranges)
items in the OSD menu.
2
Down
Use the OK button to confirm your selection.
3
OK
Use the Back button to go back to the previous menu.
4
Back
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Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
Accessing the OSD menu
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. Press the
button to display the OSD main menu.
Main Menu for analog (VGA) input
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Auto Adjust
Input Source
Color
Display
Audio
75%
75%
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
2. Press 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. Press the
4. Press
button once to activate the highlighted option.
and
button to select the desired parameter.
5. Press
and then use the
and
the menu, to make your changes.
6. Select the
buttons, according to the indicators on
button to return to the main menu.
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Icon
Menu and
Submenus
Description
Brightness/
Contrast
Use this menu to activate Brightness/Contrast adjustment.
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Auto Adjust
Input Source
Color
Display
Audio
75%
75%
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Brightness
Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight.
Press the
button to increase the brightness and press
the
button to decrease the brightness (min. 0 / max.
100).
NOTE: Manual adjustment of Brightness is disabled when
Dynamic Contrast is switched On.
Contrast
Adjust the Brightness first, and then adjust the Contrast
only if further adjustment is necessary.
Press the
button to increase the contrast and press 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.
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Auto Adjust
Use this key to activate automatic setup and adjust menu.
Dell S2X16H
Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Press
to adjust the screen automatically.
Auto Adjust
Input Source
Color
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
The following dialog appears on a black screen as the
monitor self-adjusts to the current input:
Auto Adjustment in Progress...
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 Display Settings.
NOTE: Auto Adjust does not occur if you press the
button while there are no active video input signals or
attached cables.
This option is only available when you are using the
analog (VGA) connector.
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Input Source
Use the Input Source menu to select between the
different video signals that may be connected to your
monitor.
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Auto Select
Auto Adjust
VGA
Input Source
HDMI
Color
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Auto Select
VGA
HDMI
Color
Select Auto Select to scan for available input signals.
Select VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA)
connector. Push
to select the VGA input source.
Select HDMI input when you are using the Digital (HDMI)
connector. Push
to select the HDMI input source.
Use Color to adjust the color setting mode.
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Preset Modes
Standard
Auto Adjust
Input Color Format
RGB
Input Source
Reset Color
Color
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Operating Your Monitor | 21
Preset Modes
When you select Preset Modes, you can choose Standard,
Multimedia, Movie, Game, Paper, Warm, Cool or Custom
Color from the list.
∞∞ 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 movies.
∞∞ Game: Loads color settings ideal for most gaming
applications.
∞∞ Paper: Loads brightness and sharpness settings ideal
for viewing text. Blend the text background to simulate
paper media without affecting color images. Applies to
RGB input format only.
∞∞ Warm: Increases the color temperature. The screen
appears warmer with a red/yellow tint.
∞∞ Cool: Decreases the color temperature. The screen
appears cooler with a blue tint.
∞∞ 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.
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Preset Modes
Standard
Auto Adjust
Input Color Format
Multimedia
Input Source
Reset Color
Color
Movie
Game
Display
Paper
Audio
Warm
Energy
Cool
Menu
Custom Color
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
22 | Operating Your Monitor
Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Input Color
Format
Allows you to set the video input mode to:
∞∞ RGB: Select this option if your monitor is connected to
a computer or DVD player using the HDMI cable.
∞∞ YPbPr: Select this option if your DVD player supports
only YPbPr output.
Dell S2X16H
Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Preset Modes
Auto Adjust
Input Color Format
RGB
Input Source
Reset Color
YPbPr
Color
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Hue
Saturation
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 when you select
Movie or Game preset mode.
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
image.
Reset Color
to increase the colorful appearance of the video
NOTE: Saturation adjustment is available only when you
select Movie or Game preset mode.
Allows your monitor color settings to the factory settings.
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Display
Use the Display to adjust image.
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Aspect Ratio
Wide 16:9
Auto Adjust
Horizontal Position
50
Input Source
Vertical Position
50
Color
Sharpness
50
Display
Pixel Clock
50
Audio
Phase
23
Energy
Dynamic Contrast
Menu
Response Time
Personalize
Reset Display
Normal
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal
Position
Vertical Position
Sharpness
Pixel Clock
Phase
Dynamic
Contrast
Adjusts the image ratio to Wide 16:9, 4:3 or 5:4.
Use
or
the buttons to adjust image left and right.
Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).
Use the
or
buttons to adjust image up and down.
Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).
This feature can make the image look sharper or softer.
Use
or
to adjust the sharpness from '0' to '100'.
The Phase and Pixel Clock adjustments allow you to adjust
your monitor to your preference. Use
or
buttons to
adjust for best image quality. Minimum is ‘0’ (-). Maximum
is ‘100’ (+).
If satisfactory results are not obtained using the Phase
adjustment, use the Pixel Clock (coarse) adjustment and
then use Phase (fine), again. Minimum is ‘0’ (-). Maximum
is ‘100’ (+).
Allows you to increase the level of contrast to provide
sharper and more detailed image quality.
Press the
or "Off".
button to select the Dynamic Contrast "On"
NOTE: Dynamic Contrast provides higher contrast if you
select Game or Movie preset mode.
Response Time
Reset Display
User can select between Fast or Normal.
Select this option to restore default display settings.
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Audio
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Volume
50
Auto Adjust
Audio Source
PC Audio
Input Source
Speaker
Enable
Color
Reset Audio
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Volume
Audio Source
Use the buttons to adjust the volume.Minimum is ‘0’ (-).
Maximum is ‘100’ (+).
Allows you to set the Audio Source mode to:
∞∞ PC Audio
∞∞ HDMI
Speaker
Reset Audio
Energy
Allows you to enable or disable speaker function.
Select this option to restore default display settings.
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Power Button LED
Auto Adjust
Reset Energy
On During Active
Input Source
Color
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Power Button
LED
Allows you to set the power LED indicator On During
Active or Off During Active to save energy.
Reset Energy
Select this option to restore default Energy settings.
Operating Your Monitor | 25
Menu
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.
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Language
English
Auto Adjust
Transparency
20
Input Source
Timer
20 s
Color
Lock
Unlock
Display
Reset Menu
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Language
Language options set the OSD display to one of the eight
languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian
Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, or Japanese).
Transparency
Select this option to change the menu transparency by
pressing the
and
buttons from 0 to 100.
Timer
OSD Hold Time: sets the length of time the OSD will
remain active after the last time you pressed a button.
Use
or
to adjust the slider in 1 second increments,
from 5 to 60 seconds.
Lock
Controls user access to adjustments. When Lock is
selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are
locked.
NOTE:
∞∞ Lock – Either soft lock (through the OSD menu) or
hard lock (press and hold the button beside the power
button for 10 seconds)
∞∞ Unlock – Only hard unlock (press and hold the button
beside the power button for 10 seconds)
Reset Menu
Reset all OSD settings to the factory preset values.
26 | Operating Your Monitor
Personalize
Users can choose a feature from Shortcut Key 1, Shortcut
Key 2, Reset Personalization, Preset Modes or Brightness/
Contrast and set it as a shortcut key.
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Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
Shortcut Key 1
Preset Modes
Auto Adjust
Shortcut Key 2
Volume
Input Source
Reset Personalization
Color
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Shortcut Key 1
Shortcut Key 2
Reset
Personalization
Others
User can select one of the followings: Preset Modes,
Brightness/Contrast, Auto Adjust, Input Source, Aspect
Ratio and Volume to set the Shortcut Key 1.
User can select one of the followings: Preset Modes,
Brightness/Contrast, Auto Adjust, Input Source, Aspect
Ratio and Volume to set the Shortcut Key 2.
Allows you to restore shortcut key to the default setting.
Dell S2X16H
Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
DDC/CI
Enable
Auto Adjust
LCD Conditioning
Disable
Input Source
Reset Other
Color
Factory Reset
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Operating Your Monitor | 27
DDC/CI
DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface)
allows your monitor parameters (brightness, color
balance and etc.) to be adjustable via the 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.
Dell S2X16H
Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
DDC/CI
Enable
Auto Adjust
LCD Conditioning
Disable
Input Source
Reset Other
Color
Factory Reset
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
LCD
Conditioning
Helps reduce minor cases of image retention. Depending
on the degree of image retention, the program may
take some time to run. To start LCD conditioning, select
Enable.
Dell S2X16H
Energy Use
Brightness / Contrast
DDC/CI
Auto Adjust
LCD Conditioning
Enable
Input Source
Reset Other
Disable
Color
Factory Reset
Display
Audio
Energy
Menu
Personalize
Others
Resolution: 1920x1080, 60Hz
Reset Other
Factory Reset
Reset all settings under the Others setting menu to the
factory preset values.
Reset all settings to the factory preset values.
NOTE: Your monitor has a built-in feature to automatically calibrate the
brightness to compensate for LED aging.
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OSD Warning Messages
When the Dynamic Contrast feature is enabled (in these preset modes: Game or
Movie), the manual brightness adjustment is disabled.
Dell S2X16H
To allow manual adjustment of brightness, the Dynamic Contrast will be
switched off.
Do you want to continue?
No
Yes
When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode, the following
message is displayed:
Dell S2X16H
The current input timing is not supported by the monitor display. Please
change your input timing to 1920x1080, 60Hz or any other monitor
listed timing as per the monitor specifications.
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:
Dell S2X16H
The function of adjusting display setting using PC application will be
disabled.
Do you wish to disable DDC/CI function?
No
Yes
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When the monitor enters the Power Save Mode, the following message appears:
Dell S2X16H
Entering Power Save Mode.
If you press any button other than the power button, the following messages will
appear depending on the selected input:
Dell S2X16H
There is no signal coming from your computer. Press any key on the
keyboard or move the mouse to wake it up. If there is no display, press
the monitor button now to select the correct input source on the
On-Screen-Display menu.
If VGA or HDMI cable is not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears.
The monitor will enter Power Save Mode after 5 minutes if left at this state.
Dell S2X16H
?
No VGA Cable
The display will go into Power Save Mode in 5 minutes.
www.dell.com/support/monitors
Dell S2X16H
?
No HDMI Cable
The display will go into Power Save Mode in 5 minutes.
www.dell.com/support/monitors
See Troubleshooting for more information.
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Setting the Maximum Resolution
To set the maximum resolution for the monitor:
In Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:
1. For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, select the Desktop tile to switch to classic
desktop.
2. Right-click on the desktop and click Screen Resolution.
3. Click the Dropdown list of the Screen Resolution and select 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 www.dell.com/support, 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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Using the Tilt
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 set up instructions.
Rotating the Monitor
Before you rotate the monitor, your monitor should be fully vertically extended and
fully tilted up to avoid hitting the bottom edge of the monitor.
NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
5
5°
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21
21°
Troubleshooting
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 if 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. Disconnect the video cable from the back of the computer. To ensure proper
Self-Test operation, remove all digital and analog cables from the back of
monitor.
3. Turn on the monitor.
If the monitor is working correctly, it detects that there is no signal and one of
the following message appears. While in self-test mode, the power LED remains
white.
Dell S2X16H
?
No HDMI Cable
The display will go into Power Save Mode in 5 minutes.
www.dell.com/support/monitors
Dell S2X16H
?
No VGA Cable
The display will go into Power Save Mode in 5 minutes.
www.dell.com/support/monitors
NOTE: This box also appears during normal system operation, if the video cable
is disconnected or damaged.
4. Turn Off your monitor and reconnect the video cable; then turn on both your
computer and the monitor.
If your monitor remains dark after you reconnect the cables, check your video
controller and computer, because your monitor is functioning properly.
Troubleshooting | 33
Built-in Diagnostics
Your monitor has a built-in diagnostic tool that helps you determine if any screen
abnormality you experience 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.
1
2
3
4
5
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 Button 1 and Button 4 simultaneously for 2 seconds. A gray
screen appears.
4. Carefully inspect the screen for abnormalities.
5. Press 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 and text
screens.
The test is complete when the text screen appears. To exit, press 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.
34 | Troubleshooting
Common Problems
The following table contains general information about common monitor problems
you might encounter and the possible solutions:
Common
Symptoms
What You
Experience
Possible Solutions
No Video/Power
LED off
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 correct input source is selected via the
Input Source menu.
No Video/Power
LED on
No picture or no ∞∞ Increase brightness and contrast controls using the
brightness
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 menu.
Poor Focus
Picture is
fuzzy, blurry, or
ghosting
∞∞ Eliminate video extension cables.
∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory Reset).
∞∞ Change the video resolution to the correct aspect ratio.
Shaky/Jittery
Video
Wavy picture or
fine movement
∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory Reset).
∞∞ Check environmental factors.
∞∞ Relocate the monitor and test in another room.
Missing Pixels
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: www.dell.com/
support/monitors.
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:http://www.dell.com/
support/monitors.
Brightness
Problems
Picture too dim
or too bright
∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory Reset).
∞∞ Adjust brightness & contrast controls via OSD.
Geometric
Distortion
Screen not
centered
correctly
∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory Reset).
∞∞ Adjust horizontal & vertical controls via OSD.
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Horizontal/
Vertical Lines
Screen has one
or more lines
∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory Reset).
∞∞ 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.
Synchronization
Problems
Screen is
scrambled or
appears torn
∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory Reset).
∞∞ 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
∞∞ Do not perform any troubleshooting steps.
smoke or sparks ∞∞ Contact Dell immediately.
Intermittent
Problems
Monitor
∞∞ Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to
malfunctions on
the computer is connected properly and is secure.
& off
∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory Reset).
∞∞ 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 Preset Modes in Color settings OSD.
Adjust R/G/B value in Custom Color in Color settings
OSD.
∞∞ Change the Input Color Format to RGB or YPbPr in the
Color settings OSD.
∞∞ Run the built-in diagnostics.
Image retention
from a static
image left on
the monitor for
a long period of
time
Faint shadow
∞∞ Use the Power Management feature to turn off
from the static
the monitor at all times when not in use (for more
image displayed
information, see Power Management Modes).
appears on the ∞∞ Alternatively, use a dynamically changing screensaver.
screen
Video Ghosting
or Overshooting
Moving image
appears to have
trailing shadow
or bright edge.
36 | Troubleshooting
∞∞ Change the Response Time in the Display OSD to Fast
or Normal depending on your application and usage.
Product-Specific Problems
Specific
Symptoms
What You
Experience
Possible Solutions
Screen image is
too small
Image is centered ∞∞ Check the Aspect Ratio setting in the Display
on screen, but
settings OSD.
does not fill entire ∞∞ Reset the monitor to Factory Settings(Factory
viewing area
Reset) .
Cannot adjust the
monitor with the
buttons on the
side panel
OSD does not
appear on the
screen
∞∞ Turn Off the monitor, unplug the power cord, plug
it back, and then turn On the monitor.
∞∞ Check if the OSD menu is locked. If yes, press
and hold the button above the Power button for
10 seconds to unlock. (For more information, see
Lock).
No Input Signal
when user
controls are
pressed
No picture, the
LED light is white
∞∞ Check the signal source. Ensure the computer is
not in standby or sleep mode by moving the mouse
or pressing any key on the keyboard.
∞∞ Check if the video cable is plugged in properly.
Disconnect and reconnect the video 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.
Troubleshooting | 37
Appendix
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.
WARNING: For displays with glossy bezels the user should consider the
placement of the display as the bezel may cause disturbing reflections from
surrounding light and bright surfaces.
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.
Contact 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 get online Monitor support content:
1. Visit www.dell.com/support/monitors.
To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues:
1. Visit www.dell.com/support.
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.
WARNING: For displays with glossy bezels the user should consider the
placement of the display as the bezel may cause disturbing reflections from
surrounding light and bright surfaces.
38 | Troubleshooting
Setting Up Your Monitor
Setting the display resolution
For maximum display performance with Microsoft Windows operating systems, set
the display resolution to 1920 x 1080 pixels by performing the following steps:
In Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:
1. For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, select the Desktop tile to switch to classic
desktop.
2. Right-click on the desktop and click Screen Resolution.
3. Click the Dropdown list of the Screen Resolution and select 1920 x 1080.
4. Click OK.
If you do not see the recommended resolution 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 given steps.
If you have a Dell™ desktop or a Dell™ portable computer
with internet access
1. Go to www.dell.com/support, enter your init-caps, 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 again.
NOTE: If you are unable to set the resolution to 1920 x 1080, please contact
Dell™ to inquire about a graphics adapter that supports these resolutions.
If you have a non Dell™ desktop, portable computer, or
graphics card
In Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:
1. For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, select the Desktop tile to switch to classic
desktop.
2. Right-click on the desktop and click Personalization.
3. Click Change Display Settings.
4. Click Advanced Settings.
5. Identify your graphics controller supplier from the description at the top of the
window (e.g. NVIDIA, ATI, Intel etc.).
6. Refer to the graphic card provider website for updated driver (for example, www.
ATI.com OR www.NVIDIA.com).
Troubleshooting | 39
7. After installing the drivers for your graphics adapter, attempt to set the resolution
to 1920 x 1080 again.
NOTE: If you are unable to set the recommended resolution, contact the
manufacturer of your computer or consider purchasing a graphics adapter that
will support the video resolution.
40 | Troubleshooting
Monitor Specifications
Flat Panel Specifications
Model
S2216H
S2316H
Screen type
Active matrix - TFT LCD
Active matrix - TFT LCD
Panel type
In-plane Switching
In-plane Switching
54.61 cm (21.5 in)
58.42 cm (23 in)
Viewable image
Diagonal
Horizontal, Active Area 476.06 mm (18.74 in)
509.18 mm (20.05 in)
Vertical, Active Area
267.78 mm (10.54 in)
286.41 mm (11.28 in)
Area
1274.79 cm2 (197.59 inch2)
1458.34 cm2 (226.04 inch2)
Pixel pitch
0.248 mm
0.265mm
Viewing angle (vertical 178° / 178° (typical)
/ horizontal)
178° / 178° (typical)
Luminance output
250 cd/m² (typical),
250 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast ratio
1000 to 1 (typical)
1000 to 1 (typical)
8,000,000 to 1 (Dynamic
Contrast)
8,000,000 to 1 (Dynamic
Contrast)
Faceplate coating
Low Haze with 3H hardness
Low Haze with 3H hardness
Backlight
LED edgelight system
LED edgelight system
Response time
6ms gray to gray (typical)
6ms gray to gray (typical)
Color depth
16.78 million colors
16.78 million colors
Color gamut
82%(typical)*
82%(typical)*
*[S2216H/S2316H] color gamut(typical) is based on CIE1976(82%) and CIE1931(72%)
test standards.
Resolution Specifications
Model
S2216H
Horizontal scan range
30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic) 30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic)
S2316H
Vertical scan range
56 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic)
56 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic)
Maximum preset
resolution
1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
Monitor Specifications | 41
Preset Display Modes
Display Mode
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Pixel Clock
(MHz)
Sync Polarity
(Horizontal /
Vertical)
VESA, 720 x 400
31.5
70.1
28.3
-/+
VESA, 640 x 480
31.5
60.0
25.2
-/-
VESA, 640 x 480
37.5
75.0
31.5
-/-
VESA, 800 x 600
37.9
60.3
40.0
+/+
VESA, 800 x 600
46.9
75.0
49.5
+/+
VESA, 1024 x 768
48.4
60.0
65.0
-/-
VESA, 1024 x 768
60.0
75.0
78.8
+/+
VESA, 1152 x 864
67.5
75.0
108.0
+/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024
64.0
60.0
108.0
+/+
VESA, 1280 x 1024
80.0
75.0
135.0
+/+
VESA, 1600 x 1200
75.0
60.0
162.0
+/+
VESA, 1920 x 1080
67.5
60.0
148.5
+/+
Electrical Specifications
Model
S2216H & S2316H
Video input signals
∞∞ Analog RGB, 0.7 Volts +/-5%, positive polarity at 75
ohm input impedance
∞∞ HDMI1.4, 600 mV for each differential line, positive
polarity at 100 ohm input impedance
Synchronization input
signals
Separate horizontal and vertical synchronizations,
polarity-free TTL level, SOG (Composite SYNC on
green)
Inrush current
120 V:30 A (Max.)
240 V:60 A (Max.)
AC/DC
Input voltage/
Adapter* frequency/
current
Output voltage/
current
Delta adapter ADP-40DD B: 100 VAC to 240 VAC/50
Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz/1.5 A (Max.),
Lite-On adapter PA-1041-81: 100 VAC to 240 VAC/50
Hz to 60 Hz ± 3 Hz/1.2 A (Max).
Output: 12VDC/3.33A
42 | Monitor Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Model
S2216H
S2316H
Signal cable type
∞∞ Digital: detachable, HDMI, ∞∞ Digital: detachable, HDMI,
19 pins.
19 pins.
∞∞ Analog: detachable,
D-Sub, 15 pins
∞∞ Analog: detachable,
D-Sub, 15 pins
Height
385.7 mm (15.19 in)
404.2 mm (15.91 in)
Width
488 mm (19.21 in)
520.7 mm (20.50 in)
Depth
179.9 mm (7.08 in)
179.9 mm (7.08 in)
Dimensions (with stand)
Dimensions (without stand)
Height
293.1 mm (11.54 in)
311.6 mm (12.27 in)
Width
488 mm (19.21 in)
520.7 mm (20.50 in)
Depth
54.2 mm (2.13 in)
54.2 mm (2.13 in)
Height
177 mm (6.97 in)
177 mm (6.97 in)
Width
250 mm (9.84 in)
250 mm (9.84 in)
Depth
179.9 mm (7.08 in)
179.9 mm (7.08 in)
Weight with packaging
5.20 kg (11.46 lb)
5.60 kg (12.34 lb)
Weight with stand
assembly and cables
3.60 kg (7.93 lb)
3.90 kg (8.60 lb)
Weight without stand
assembly
2.60 kg (5.73 lb)
2.90 kg (6.39 lb)
Weight of stand
assembly
0.54 kg (1.19 lb)
0.54 kg (1.19 lb)
Front frame gloss
(minimum)
Black frame – 85 gloss unit
Black frame - 85 gloss unit
Stand dimensions
Weight
Monitor Specifications | 43
Environmental Characteristics
Model
S2216H
S2316H
Temperature
Operating
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Non-operating
Storage
Shipping
∞∞ -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
∞∞ -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 (maximum)
5,000 m (16,400 ft)
Non-operating (maximum)
12,192 m (40,000 ft)
Thermal dissipation
∞∞ 102.3 BTU/hour
(maximum)
∞∞ 115.94 BTU/hour
(maximum)
∞∞ 75.02 BTU/hour (typical) ∞∞ 78.43 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 the 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.
* Zero power consumption in off mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the
main cable from the monitor.
S2216H
VESA
Modes
Horizontal
Sync
Vertical
Sync
Active
Video
Active
Power
Indicator
White
Power
Consumption
Normal
operation
Active
30 W (maximum)**
Active-off
mode
Inactive
Inactive
Blanked
White
(Glowing )
Less than 0.3 W
Switch off
-
-
-
Off
Less than 0.3 W
22 W (typical)
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Energy Star
Power Consumption
On Mode
18.5W***
S2316H
VESA
Modes
Horizontal
Sync
Vertical
Sync
Video
Power
Indicator
Power
Consumption
Normal
operation
Active
Active
Active
White
Active-off
mode
Inactive
Inactive
Blanked
White
(Glowing )
Less than 0.3 W
Switch off
-
-
-
Off
Less than 0.3 W
23 W (typical)
Energy Star
On Mode
34 W (maximum)**
Power Consumption
20.5 W ***
** Maximum power consumption with max luminance.
*** Energy consumption (On Mode) is tested at 230 Volts / 50 Hz.
This document is informational only and reflects laboratory performance. Your
product may perform differently, depending on the software, components and
peripherals you ordered and shall have no obligation to update such information.
Accordingly, the customer should not rely upon this information in making
decisions about electrical tolerances or otherwise. No warranty as to accuracy or
completeness is expressed or implied.
NOTE: S2216H: This monitor is an Energy Star certified monitor except in
Europe/Asia Pacific regions.
S2316H: This monitor is an Energy Star certified monitor except in Europe
regions.
Dell registers products in the EPEAT environmental performance rating system.
EPEAT registration varies by country. See www.epeat.net for registration status
by country.
Monitor Specifications | 45
Speaker Specifications
Model
S2216H
S2316H
Speaker rated power
Frequency Response
Impedance
2x3W
200 Hz - 20 kHz
8 ohm
2x3W
200 Hz - 20 kHz
8 ohm
The OSD functions only in the normal operation mode. When any button is pressed
in the Active-off mode, the following message will be displayed:
Dell S2X16H
There is no signal coming from your computer. Press any key on the
keyboard or move the mouse to wake it up. If there is no display, press
the monitor button now to select the correct input source on the
On-Screen-Display menu.
Activate the computer and the monitor to gain access to the OSD.
46 | Monitor Specifications
Pin Assignments
VGA Connector
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
15-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable
Video-Red
Video-Green
Video-Blue
GND
Self-test
GND-R
GND-G
GND-B
Computer 5V/3.3V
GND-sync
GND
DDC data
H-sync
V-sync
DDC clock
Monitor Specifications | 47
HDMI Connector
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
5
19-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable
T.M.D.S. Data 2T.M.D.S. Data 2 Shield
T.M.D.S. Data 2+
T.M.D.S. Data 1+
T.M.D.S. Data 1 Shield
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
T.M.D.S. Data 1 T.M.D.S. Data 0+
T.M.D.S. Data 0 Shield
T.M.D.S. Data 0T.M.D.S. Clock +
T.M.D.S. Clock Shield
T.M.D.S. Clock CEC
Reserved (N.C. on device)
SCL
SDA
DDC/CEC Ground
+5V Power
Hot Plug Detect
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