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Dell E2318H
Dell E2318HN
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Regulatory Model: E2318Hf / E2318HNf



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  • Page 1 User‘s Guide Dell E2318H Dell E2318HN Dell E2318HX Dell E2318HR Regulatory Model: E2318Hf / E2318HNf...
  • Page 2 Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell™ and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft®, Windows®, and the Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About Your Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Package Contents .
  • Page 4 Dell Soundbar Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  • Page 5: About Your Monitor

    Package Contents Your monitor ships with all the components shown below. Ensure that you have received all the components and Contact Dell if anything 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.
  • Page 6: Product Features

    • Quick Start Guide • Safety and Regulatory Information Product Features The Dell E2318H / E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR flat-panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film Transistor, Liquid Crystal Display, and LED backlight. The monitor’s features include: • E2318H / E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR: 58.42 cm (23.0 inches) diagonal viewable image size, 1920 x 1080 resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
  • Page 7: Identifying Parts And Controls

    Secures monitor with security lock (security lock not included). Barcode serial number label Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for technical support. Cable management slot Use to organize cables by placing them through the slot. About Your Monitor...
  • Page 8 To connect your computer to the monitor using a DP cable. VGA connector To connect your computer to the monitor using a VGA cable. Dell soundbar To attach the optional Dell Soundbar. mounting slots E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR: About Your Monitor...
  • Page 9: Monitor Specifications

    VGA cable. Dell soundbar To attach the optional Dell Soundbar. mounting slots Monitor Specifications Flat-Panel Specifications Model number E2318H / E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD Panel Technology In-Plane Switching Technology Viewable image Diagonal 584.2 mm (23.0 inches)
  • Page 10 Dell Display Manager Compatibility Security Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately) * E2318H / E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (85 %) and CIE1931 (72 %) test standards. Resolution Specifications Model number E2318H / E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR Scan range •...
  • Page 11 Preset Display Modes The following table lists the preset modes for which Dell guarantees image size and centering: Horizontal Vertical Sync polarity Pixel clock Display mode frequency frequency (Horizontal/ (MHz) (kHz) (Hz) Vertical) VESA, 720 x 400 31.5 70.1 28.3 VESA, 640 x 480 31.5...
  • Page 12 Electrical Specifications Model number E2318H E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR Video input signals • Analog RGB: 0.7 Volts • Analog RGB: 0.7 Volts ± 5 %, 75 ohm input ± 5 %, 75 ohm input impedance impedance • DisplayPort, 600mV for •...
  • Page 13 Physical Characteristics The following table lists the monitor’s physical characteristics: Model Number E2318H E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR Signal cable type • Analog: D-Sub, 15 pins • Analog: D-Sub, 15 pins • Digital: DisplayPort, 20 • Digital: HDMI, 19 pins...
  • Page 14 Environmental Characteristics The following table lists the environmental conditions for your monitor: Model Number E2318H /E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR Compliant Standards • ENERGY STAR certified Monitor • RoHS-compliant • TCO-Certified Displays • PVC/BFR/CFR-reduced • Arsenic-Free glass and Mercury-Free for the panel only Temperature •...
  • Page 15 Pin Assignments VGA connector Pin Number Monitor Side of the 15-pin Side Signal Cable Video-Red Video-Green Video-Blue Self-test GND-R GND-G GND-B DDC +5 V GND-sync DDC data H-sync V-sync DDC clock About Your Monitor...
  • Page 16 DisplayPort Connector (E2318H) Pin Number 20-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable ML0(p) ML0(n) ML1(p) ML1(n) ML2(p) ML2(n) ML3(p) ML3(n) AUX(p) AUX(n) DP_PWR_Return +3.3 V DP_PWR About Your Monitor...
  • Page 17 HDMI connector (E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR) Pin Number 19-pin Side of the Connected Signal Cable TMDS DATA 2+ TMDS DATA 2 SHIELD TMDS DATA 2- TMDS DATA 1+ TMDS DATA 1 SHIELD TMDS DATA 1- TMDS DATA 0+ TMDS DATA 0 SHIELD TMDS DATA 0- TMDS CLOCK TMDS CLOCK SHIELD...
  • Page 18: Plug And Play Capability

    In almost every case, these fixed pixels are hard to see and do not detract from display quality or usability. A display with 1 to 5 fixed pixels is considered normal and within competitive standards. For more information, see Dell Support site at:
  • Page 19: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand base is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. 1 . Assemble the stand riser to stand base. a . Place the monitor stand base on a stable table top. b .
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Monitor

    1 . Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cable. 2 . Connect the black VGA, DisplayPort or HDMI cable to the corresponding video port on the back of your computer. Connecting VGA Cable Connecting DP cable (for E2318H) Setting Up the Monitor...
  • Page 21: Organizing Your Cables

    Connecting HDMI cable (for E2318HN / E2318HX / E2318HR) NOTE: The graphics are used for the purpose of illustration only. Appearance on 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.
  • Page 22: Removing The Monitor Stand

    Removing the Monitor Stand 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 removal instructions. 1 . Remove the VESA Cover. a . Place the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion. b .
  • Page 23: Wall Mounting (Optional)

    Wall Mounting (Optional) (Screw dimension: M4 x 10 mm). Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA- compatible base mounting kit. 1 . Place the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion on a stable flat table. 2 . Remove the stand. 3 .
  • Page 24: Operating The Monitor

    Operating the Monitor Power On the Monitor Press the button to turn on the monitor. Using the Front-Panel Controls Use the keys on the front of the monitor to adjust the image settings. Front-Panel Keys Description Use the Preset modes key to choose from a list of preset color modes.
  • Page 25: Using The On-Screen Display (Osd) Menu

    Front-Panel Keys Front-Panel Keys Description Use the Up key to adjust (increase ranges) items in the OSD menu. Use the Down key to adjust (decrease ranges) items in the OSD menu. Down Use the OK key to confirm your selection. Use the Back key to go back to the previous menu.
  • Page 26 Main Menu NOTE: Auto Adjust is only available when you use the analog (VGA) connector. 2 . Press the buttons to toggle between options in the Menu. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. 3 .
  • Page 27 The table below provides a list of all the OSD menu options and their functions. Icon Menu and Description submenus Energy Use This meter shows the energy level being consumed by the monitor in real time. Brightness/ Use the Brightness and Contrast menu to adjust the Brightness/ Contrast Contrast.
  • Page 28 Auto Adjust Use this key to activate automatic setup and adjust menu. The following dialog appears on a black screen as the monitor self-adjusts to the current input: 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.
  • Page 29 Select VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Push to select the VGA input source. DP (E2318H) Select DP input when you are using the DP connector. Push to select the DP input source. HDMI Select HDMI input when you are using the HDMI connector.
  • Page 30 Color Use the Color menu to adjust the monitor's color settings. Operating the Monitor...
  • Page 31 Preset Modes Allows you to choose from a list of preset color modes. • Standard: Loads the monitor's default color settings. This is the default preset mode. ComfortView: Decreases the level of blue light emitted • from the screen to make viewing more comfortable for your eyes.
  • Page 32 Input Color Allows you to set the video input mode to: Format • RGB: Select this option if your monitor is connected to a computer or DVD player using the DP adapter. • YPbPr: Select this option if your DVD player supports only YPbPr output.
  • Page 33 Energy Power Button Allows you to set the power LED indicator On or Off in On Mode to save energy.(E2318H) Allows you to set the power LED indicator On or Off during active to save energy.(E2318HN/E2318HX/E2318HR) Reset Energy Select this option to restore default Energy settings.
  • Page 34 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. Language Allows you to set the OSD display to one of eight languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, or Japanese.
  • Page 35 Personalize User can select from “Preset Modes”, “Brightness/Contrast”, “Auto Adjust”, “Input Source”, “Aspect Ratio” and set as shortcut key. Reset Allows you to restore shortcut key to the default setting. Personalization Others Select this option to adjust the OSD settings, such as the DDC/ CI, LCD Conditioning, and so on.
  • Page 36 DDC/CI DDC/CI (Display Data Channel/Command Interface) allows a software on your computer to adjust the monitor display settings like the brightness, color balance etc. Enable (Default): Optimizes the performance of your monitor and provides a better customer experience. Disable: Disables the DDC/CI option and the following message appears on the screen.
  • Page 37 OSD Messages 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.
  • Page 38 When the monitor enters the Standby 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, the following messages will appear depending on the selected input: If VGA, DP or HDMI cable is not connected, a floating dialog box appears.
  • Page 39 See Solving Problems for more information. Operating the Monitor...
  • Page 40: Setting The Maximum Resolution

    Please choose the scenario below that best describes the computer system you are using, and follow the provided 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...
  • Page 41 If you have a Dell desktop or a Dell portable computer with Internet access 1 . Go to, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics. 2 . After installing the drivers for your graphics adapter, attempt to set the resolution to 1920 x 1080 again.
  • Page 42: Using The Tilt

    Using the Tilt Tilt With the stand assembly, you can tilt the monitor for the most comfortable viewing angle. NOTE: The stand base is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. Operating the Monitor...
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    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 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 .
  • Page 44: Built-In Diagnostics

    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.
  • Page 45: Common Problems

    Common Problems The following table provides general information about common monitor problems you might encounter and the possible solutions. Common symptoms What You Possible Solutions Experience No video/Power LED No picture • Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor and the computer is properly connected and secure.
  • Page 46 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 about Dell Monitor Quality and Pixel Policy, see Dell Support site at: monitors.
  • Page 47 • Restart the computer in the safe mode. Safety-related issues Visible signs of smoke • Do not perform any troubleshooting or sparks steps. • Contact Dell immediately. Intermittent problems Monitor malfunctions • Ensure that the video cable on & off connecting the monitor to the computer is connected properly and is secure.
  • Page 48: Product-Specific Problems

    Product-Specific Problems Specific Symptoms What You Possible Solutions Experience Screen image is too Image is centered on • Check the Aspect Ratio setting in the small screen, but does not Display OSD. fill entire viewing area • Reset the monitor to Factory Settings. Cannot adjust the OSD does not appear •...
  • Page 49: Dell Soundbar Problems

    Dell Soundbar Problems Common Symptoms What You Possible Solutions Experience No sound for system No power to • Turn the Power/Volume knob on the where the Soundbar Soundbar - the power Soundbar clockwise to the middle draws power from an indicator is off position;...
  • Page 50 Distorted sound Computer’s sound • Clear any obstructions between the card is used as the Soundbar and the user. audio source • Confirm that the audio line-in plug is completely inserted into the jack of the sound card. • Set all Windows volume controls to their midpoints.
  • Page 51: Appendix

    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 .

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