Dell S2440L Monitor
Dell™ S2440L Monitor
User's Guide
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Dell™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
About Your Monitor
Setting Up the Monitor
Operating the Monitor
Troubleshooting
Appendix
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.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2012 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.
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About Your Monitor
Dell™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
Package Contents
Product Features
Identifying Parts and Controls
Monitor Specifications
Plug and Play Capability
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.
Monitor
Stand Riser
Stand Base
Power Cable
Power Adapter
VGA Cable
Cable Tie
Drivers and Documentation media
Quick Setup Guide
Product and Safety Information Guide
Product Features
The Dell Professional S2440L flat panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film Transistor (TFT), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and LED backlight. The monitor features include:
■ S2440L: 60.97 cm (24-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 capability.
■ 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), Dell Display Manager software application and product documentation.
■ Energy Saver feature for Energy Star compliance.
■ Security lock slot.
■ Capability to switch from wide aspect to standard aspect ratio while maintaining the image quality.
■ EPEAT silver Rating.
■ Dell Display Manager Software included (comes in the CD shipped with the monitor).
■ Arsenic-Free glass and Mercury-Free for the panel only.
■ High Dynamic Contrast Ratio (8,000,000:1).
■ 0.5 W standby power when in the sleep mode.
■ Energy Gauge shows the energy level being consumed by the monitor in real time.
Identifying Parts and Controls
Front View
Front panel controls
Label
Description
1
Function buttons (For more information, see Operating the
Monitor)
2
Power On/Off button (with LED indicator)
Back View
Back View with monitor stand
Label
Description
Use
1
Security lock slot
Secure monitor with security cable lock.
2
Regulatory label
List the regulatory approvals.
3
Barcode serial number label
Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support.
4
Stand release button
Release stand from monitor.
5
Cable management clip
Use to organize cables by routing them through the clip.
Side View
Bottom View
Bottom view without monitor stand
Label
Description
Use
1
Audio Line-out
Connect your speakers.*
2
HDMI connector
Connect your computer HDMI cable.
3
VGA connector
Connect your computer VGA cable.
4
DC power cord connector
Connect the power cable.
*Headphone usage is not supported for the audio line out connector.
Monitor Specifications
Flat Panel Specifications
Model
S2440L
Screen type
Active matrix - TFT LCD
Panel type
VA
Screen dimensions
60.9 cm (24-inch diagonal viewable image size)
Preset display area:
Horizontal
531.36 mm (20.92 inches)
Vertical
298.89 mm (11.77 inches)
Pixel pitch
0.277 mm
178° (vertical) typical
Viewing angle
178° (horizontal) typical
Panel 280 cd/m² (Typ.)
Luminance output
Monitor 250 cd/m² (Typ.)
5000 to 1 (typical)
Contrast ratio
8M to 1 (typical Dynamic Contrast On)
Faceplate coating
Glare with hard-coating 3H
Backlight
LED edgelight system
Response time
12 ms (typical)
6 ms (typical) with Overdrive
Color depth
16.7 million colors
Color gamut
CIE1976 (86%)*
*S2440L color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (86%) and CIE1931 (72%) test standards.
Resolution Specifications
Model
S2440L
Horizontal scan range
30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic)
Vertical scan range
56 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic)
Maximum preset resolution
1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
Supported Video Modes
Model
S2440L
Video display capabilities (HDMI playback)
480p, 480i, 576p, 576i, 720p, 1080p, 1080i
Preset Display Modes
S2440L
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, 1920 x 1080
67.5
60.0
148.5
+/+
Electrical Specifications
Model
S2440L
Analog RGB, 0.7 Volts +/- 5%, positive polarity at 75 ohm input impedance
HDMI, 600mV for each differential line, 100 ohm input impedance per differential
pair
Video input signals
Synchronization input signals
AC/DC adapter*
Separate horizontal and vertical synchronizations, polarity-free TTL level, SOG
(Composite SYNC on green)
Delta adapter ADP-40DD B: 100 VAC to 240 VAC / 50 Hz to 60 Hz + 3 Hz / 1.5 A
(Max.),
Input
voltage/frequency/current Lite-On adapter PA-1041-71: 100 VAC to 240 VAC / 50 Hz or 60 Hz + 3 Hz / 1.2 A
(Max.)
Output voltage/current
Output: 12 VDC / 3.33 A
120 V : 30 A (Max)
240 V : 60 A (Max)
Inrush current
*Qualified Compatible AC/DC adapters:
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the monitor, use only the adapter designed for this particular Dell monitor.
Manufacturer
Model
Polarity
Delta
ADP-40DD BA
Lite-On
PA-1041-71TP-LF
Physical Characteristics
Model
S2440L
Connector type
15-pin D-subminiature, blue connector; HDMI
Signal cable type
Analog: attachable, D-Sub, 15 pins, shipped detached from the monitor
Digital: HDMI
Dimensions (with stand)
Height
417.9 mm (16.45 inches)
Width
567.4 mm (22.34 inches)
Depth
190.8 mm (7.51 inches)
Dimensions (without stand)
Height
334.9 mm (13.18 inches)
Width
567.4 mm (22.34 inches)
Depth
43.5 mm (1.71 inches)
Stand dimensions
Height
137.1 mm (5.4 inches)
Width
190.8 mm (7.51 inches)
Depth
190.8 mm (7.51 inches)
Weight
Weight with packaging
6.09 kg (13.43 lb)
Weight with stand assembly and cables
5.03 kg (11.09 lb)
Weight without stand assembly
3.66 kg (8.07 lb)
Weight of stand assembly
0.87 kg (1.92 lb)
Front frame gloss
90~100 gloss unit
Environmental Characteristics
Model
S2440L
Temperature
Operating
0 °C to 40 °C
Storage: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Shipping: -20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Non-operating
Humidity
Operating
10% to 80% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Shipping: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating
Altitude
Operating
5,000 m (16,404 ft) max
Non-operating
12,192 m (40,000 ft) max
Thermal dissipation
85.30 BTU/hour (maximum)
61.42 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:
VESA Modes
Normal operation
Horizontal Sync
Active
Vertical Sync
Active
Video
Active
Power Indicator
white
Active-off mode
Switch off
Inactive
-
Inactive
-
Blanked
-
Amber
Off
Power Consumption
25 W (maximum) **
18 W (typical)
Less than 0.5 W
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.
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
HDMI Connector
Pin
Number
19-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable
1
TMDS DATA 2+
2
TMDS DATA 2 SHIELD
3
TMDS DATA 2-
4
TMDS DATA 1+
5
TMDS DATA 1 SHIELD
6
TMDS DATA 1-
7
TMDS DATA 0+
8
TMDS DATA 0 SHIELD
9
TMDS DATA 0-
10
TMDS CLOCK+
11
TMDS CLOCK SHIELD
12
TMDS CLOCK-
13
CEC
14
Reserved (N.C. on device)
15
DDC CLOCK (SCL)
16
DDC DATA (SDA)
17
DDC/CEC Ground
18
+5V POWER
19
HOT PLUG DETECT
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.
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
CAUTION: 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 anti-static screen, lightly dampen a soft, clean cloth with water. If possible, use a special screen-cleaning tissue or solution suitable for the anti-static 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™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
Attaching the Stand
Connecting the Monitor
Organizing Your Cables
Removing the Monitor Stand
Attaching the Stand
NOTE: The stand riser and stand base are detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
1. Assemble the stand riser to stand base.
a. Attach the stand riser to the stand base.
b. Tighten the thumbscrew below the stand base.
2. Attach the stand assembly to the monitor.
a. Place the monitor on a soft cloth or cushion near the edge of desk.
b. Align the stand assembly bracket to the monitor groove.
c. Insert the bracket towards monitor until it locked in place.
Connecting Your 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 an HDMI connector, connect the HDMI cable (can be purchased separately) to the monitor and the
HDMI connector to your computer.
NOTE: Do not connect the VGA/HDMI cable to the computer at the same time.
2. Connect either the HDMI cable, or the VGA display connector cable to the corresponding video port on the back of your computer. Do not connect both cables
on the same computer. Use both cables only when they are connected to two different computers with appropriate video systems.
Connecting the blue VGA cable
Connecting the HDMI cable
CAUTION: The graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance of the computer may vary.
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.
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, 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. Remove the stand.
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Operating the Monitor
Dell™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
Power On the Monitor
Using the Front Panel Controls
Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu
Setting the Maximum Resolution
Using the Tilt
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 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
1
Description
Use this button to choose from a list of preset color modes.
Shortcut key/
Preset Modes
2
Use this button to directly access the "Brightness/Contrast" menu.
Shortcut key/
Brightness/Contrast
Use the MENU button to launch the On-Screen Display (OSD) and select the OSD Menu. See Accessing the Menu System.
3
Menu
Use this button to go back to the main menu or exit the OSD main menu.
4
Exit
Use the Power button to turn the monitor On and Off.
5
The white light indicates the monitor is On and fully functional. An amber light indicates the power save mode.
Power
(with power light
indicator)
Front Panel Button
Use the buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the image settings.
Front Panel Button
Description
Use the Up button to adjust (increase ranges) items in the OSD menu.
1
Up
Use the Down button to adjust (decrease ranges) items in the OSD menu.
2
Down
3
Use the OK button to confirm your selection.
OK
Use the Back button to go back to the previous menu.
4
Back
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. Press the
button to launch the OSD menu and display the main menu.
Main Menu for analog (VGA) input
or
Main Menu for digital (HDMI) input
NOTE: Auto Adjust is only available when you use the analog (VGA) connector.
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
2. Press the
available for the monitor.
3. Press the
button once to activate the highlighted option.
4. Press
and
5. Press
to enter the slide bar and then use the
6. Select the
Icon
button to select the desired parameter.
and
buttons, according to the indicators on the menu, to make your changes.
button to return to the main menu.
Menu and
Submenus
Brightness/Contrast Use this menu to activate Brightness/Contrast adjustment.
Description
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 Energy Smart or Dynamic Contrast is switched On.
Contrast
Adjust the Brightness first, and then adjust the Contrast only if further adjustment is necessary.
button to increase the contrast and press the
button to decrease the contrast (min 0 / max 100).
Press the
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 Display 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
Press
to select Auto Select, the monitor scans for available input sources.
VGA
Select the VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Press
to select the VGA input source.
HDMI
Select HDMI input when you are using the HDMI connector. Press
Color Settings
Use Color Settings to adjust the color setting mode.
to select the HDMI input source.
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 VGA cable.
YPbPr: Select this option if your monitor is connected to a DVD player by YPbPr to VGA cable; or if the DVD color output setting is not RGB.
Preset Modes
When you select Preset Modes, you can choose Standard, Multimedia, Movie, Game, Text, 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.
Text: Loads brightness and sharpness settings ideal for viewing texts.
Warm: Increase 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
preset color mode.
and
buttons to adjust the three colors (R, G, B) values and create your own
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
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.
Saturation
This feature can adjust the color saturation of the video image. Use
Demo Mode
Press
to increase the monochrome appearance of the video image.
Press
to increase the colorful appearance of the video image.
or
to adjust the saturation from '0' to '100'.
NOTE: Saturation adjustment is available only when you select Movie or Game preset mode.
Splits the screen into two for viewing the images under the normal and enhanced Movie preset mode side by side.
You can also press
and
simultaneously to enable/disable this mode.
NOTE: Demo mode is available only when you select Movie preset mode.
Image Enhance
Makes upsized images higher quality by removing image fading and roughness of edge.
NOTE: Image Enhance is available only when you select Standard, Multimedia, Movie, or Game preset mode.
or
to adjust the hue from '0' to '100'.
Reset Color Setting
s
Reset your monitor color settings to the factory settings.
Display Settings
Use the Display Settings to adjust image.
Aspect Ratio
Adjusts the image ratio to Wide 16:9, 4:3, or 5:4.
Horizontal Position
Use
or
to adjust the image left or right. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).
Use
or
to adjust the image up or down. Minimum is '0' (-). Maximum is '100' (+).
Vertical Position
NOTE: Horizontal Position and Vertical Position adjustments are only available for "VGA" input.
Sharpness
This feature can make the image look sharper or softer. Use
Pixel Clock
to adjust the sharpness from '0' to '100'.
The Phase and Pixel Clock adjustments allow you to adjust your monitor to your preference.
Use
Phase
or
or
to adjust for best image quality.
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 "VGA" input.
Dynamic Contrast
Allows you to increase the level of contrast to provide sharper and more detailed image quality.
Press the
button to select the Dynamic Contrast "On" or "Off" .
NOTE: Dynamic Contrast provides higher contrast if you select Game or Movie preset mode.
Reset Display
Settings
Other Settings
Select this option to restore default display settings.
Language
Language options set the OSD display to one of the eight languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Simplified Chinese or Japanese).
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.
Menu Transparency
Select this option to change the menu transparency by pressing the
Menu Timer
buttons (Minimum: 0 ~ Maximum: 100).
OSD Hold Time: sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after the last time you pressed a button.
Use
Menu Lock
and
or
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 the OSD menu) or hard lock (press and hold the button above the power button for 10 seconds)
Unlock function– Only hard unlock (press and hold the button above the power button for 10 seconds)
Energy Smart
To turn on or off dynamic dimming.
The dynamic dimming feature automatically reduces the screen's brightness level when the displayed image contains a high proportion of bright areas.
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.
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
Users can choose a feature from "Preset Modes", "Brightness/Contrast", "Auto Adjust", "Input Source", or "Aspect Ratio" and set it as a shortcut key.
NOTE: This monitor has a built-in feature to automatically calibrate the brightness to compensate for LED aging.
OSD Warning Messages
When the Energy Smart or Dynamic Contrast feature is enabled (in these preset modes: Game or 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 the 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/HDMI input
If either VGA, or HDMI input is selected and the corresponding cable is not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears.
or
It is recommended that you use the supplied power adapter. If not, you will see the message as shown below.
See Solving Problems for more information.
Setting the Maximum Resolution
To set the maximum resolution for the monitor:
Windows Vista®, Windows ® 7, Windows ® 8:
For Windows ® 8 only, select the Desktop tile to switch to classic desktop.
Right-click on the desktop and click Screen Resolution.
Click the Dropdown list of the Screen Resolution and select 1920 x 1080.
Click OK.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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 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.
Tilt
With the stand attached to the monitor, you can tilt the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle.
NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory.
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Troubleshooting
Dell™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
Self-Test
Built-in Diagnostics
In-Store Demo
Common Problems
Product Specific 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 and analog 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
white. Also, depending upon the selected input, one of the dialogs shown below will continuously scroll through the screen.
or
4. This box also appears during normal system operation, if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged.
5. 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:
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Ensure that the screen is clean (no dust particles on the surface of the screen).
Unplug the video cable(s) from the back of the computer or monitor. The monitor then goes into the self-test mode.
Press and hold Button 1 and Button 4 on the front panel simultaneously for 2 seconds. A gray screen appears.
Carefully inspect the screen for abnormalities.
Press Button 4 on the front panel again. The color of the screen changes to red.
Inspect the display for any abnormalities.
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.
In-Store Demo
To enter InStore OSD Mode
Detach/Disconnect all cables. Make sure the monitor is in “On” mode. Press and hold Button 2 and Button 4 for 5 seconds.
To exit InStore OSD Mode
Press the power button once. If power is cut off during demo, resume the demo after power is restored.
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
What You Experience
No picture
Possible Solutions
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 menu.
No Video/Power LED on
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 menu.
Poor Focus
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).
Shaky/Jittery Video
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.
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: 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.
Horizontal/Vertical Lines
Screen has one or more lines
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.
NOTE: When using HDMI input, the positioning adjustments are not available.
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 HDMI input, the Pixel Clock and Phase adjustments are not available.
Image retention from a static image left Faint shadow from the static image
on the monitor for a long period of time 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
Screen image is too small
What You Experience
Image is centered on screen, but does
not fill entire viewing area
Possible Solutions
Check the Scaling Ratio setting in the 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 it back, and then turn on the monitor.
Check whether 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 Menu Lock).
No Input Signal when user controls are
pressed
No picture, the LED light is blue.
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 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 HDMI mode, the Auto Adjust function will not be available.
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Appendix
Dell™ S2440L 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™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
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 Vista®, Windows ® 7, Windows ® 8:
1. For Windows ® 8 only, 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.
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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Setting Up Your Monitor
Dell™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
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 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.
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Setting Up Your Monitor
Dell™ S2440L Monitor User's Guide
If you have a non Dell™ desktop, portable computer, or graphics card
In Windows Vista®, Windows ® 7, Windows ® 8:
1. For Windows ® 8 only, 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, http://www.ATI.com OR http://www.NVIDIA.com ).
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, please contact the manufacturer of your computer or consider purchasing a graphics adapter that
will support the video resolution.
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