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Dell E2417H Monitor
User's Guide
Model: E2417H
Regulatory model: E2417Hb


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  • Page 1 Dell E2417H Monitor User’s Guide Model: E2417H Regulatory model: E2417Hb...
  • Page 2 This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Dell™ and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About Your Monitor ........5 Package Contents .
  • Page 4 Contact Dell........
  • Page 5: 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.
  • Page 6 VESA™ Screw Cover Power Cable (Varies by Countries) DP Cable VGA Cable (except North & South America) • Drivers and Documentation Media • Quick Setup Guide • Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information About Your Monitor...
  • Page 7: Product Features

    Product Features The Dell E2417H flat panel display has an active matrix, Thin-Film Transistor (TFT), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and LED backlight. The monitor features include: • E2417H: 60.5 cm (23.8-inch) viewable area (measured diagonally). Resolution: Up to 1920 x 1080 through VGA and DisplayPort with full-screen support or lower resolutions.
  • Page 8: Identifying Parts And Controls

    Identifying Parts and Controls Front View Front panel controls Label Description Function buttons (For more information, see Operating the Monitor) Power On/Off button (with LED indicator) About Your Monitor...
  • Page 9 Security lock slot Secures monitor with security lock (security lock not included). Barcode, serial number, Refer to this label if you need to contact Dell for and Service Tag label technical support. Cable-management slot Use to organize cables by placing them through the slot.
  • Page 10 Connect your computer with VGA cable (cable included, except North & South America). Dell Soundbar Attaches the optional Dell Soundbar. mounting slots NOTE: Please remove the plastic strip covering the mounting slots before affixing the Dell Soundbar. About Your Monitor...
  • Page 11: Monitor Specifications

    • 1 x VGA Border width (edge of 17 mm (Top/Left/Right) monitor to active area) 18 mm (Bottom) Adjustability Height adjustable stand Tilt -5° to 21° Swivel Pivot Dell Display Manager Compatibility Security Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately) About Your Monitor...
  • Page 12 * Color gamut (typical) is based on CIE1976 (87% NTSC) and CIE1931 (72% NTSC) test standards. Resolution Specifications Model E2417H Horizontal scan range 30 kHz to 83 kHz (automatic) Vertical scan range 50 Hz to 76 Hz (automatic) Maximum preset resolution 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz...
  • Page 13 Electrical Specifications Model E2417H Video input signals • Analog RGB, 0.7 Volts +/- 5%, positive polarity at 75 ohm input impedance • DisplayPort 1.2, 600 mV for each differential line, 100 ohm input impedance per differential pair Synchronization input signals Separate horizontal and vertical synchronization,...
  • Page 14 0.69 kg (1.52 lb) Front frame gloss Black Frame - 35 gloss unit (max.) Environmental Characteristics Model E2417H Compliant Standards • ENERGY STAR certified Monitor • EPEAT Gold registered in the U.S. EPEAT registration varies by country. See for registration status by country •...
  • Page 15 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.
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17: Plug And Play Capability

    DisplayPort Connector 20-pin Side of the Number Connected Signal Cable ML0(p) ML0(n) ML1(p) ML1(n) ML2(p) ML2(n) ML3(p) ML3(n) AUX(p) AUX(n) Re-PWR +3.3 V DP_PWR 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 that the system can configure itself and optimize the monitor settings.
  • Page 18: 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:
  • Page 19: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand is detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. 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 attach the monitor stand: Assemble the stand arm to stand base.
  • Page 20: Connecting Your Monitor

    Connecting Your Monitor WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Safety Instructions. NOTE: Route the cables through the cable-management slot before connecting them. NOTE: Do not connect all cables to the computer at the same time. To connect your monitor to the computer: Turn Off your computer and disconnect the power cable.
  • Page 21: Organizing Your Cables

    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.
  • Page 22: Wall Mounting (Optional)

    Remove the stand assembly from the monitor. Use a long and thin screwdriver to push the release latch. After the latch is released, remove the stand away from monitor. Wall Mounting (Optional) (Screw dimension: M4 x 10 mm). Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA-compatible wall mounting kit. Place the monitor panel on a soft cloth or cushion on a stable, flat table.
  • Page 23: 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 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.
  • Page 24 Use the MENU button to launch the On-Screen Display (OSD) and select the OSD Menu. See Accessing the Menu System. Menu Use this button to go back to the main menu or exit the OSD main menu. Exit Use the Power button to turn the monitor On and Off. The white light indicates the monitor is On and fully Power functional.
  • Page 25: Using The On-Screen Display (Osd) Menu

    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. Press the button to launch the OSD menu and display the main menu.
  • Page 26 Press the 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. Press the button once to activate the highlighted option.
  • Page 27 Auto Adjust Even though your computer recognizes your monitor on startup, the Auto Adjust function optimizes the display settings for use with your particular setup. Auto Adjust allows the monitor to self-adjust to the incoming video signal. After using Auto Adjust, you can further tune your monitor by using the Pixel Clock (Coarse) and Phase (Fine) controls under Display settings.
  • Page 28 Input Source Use the Input Source menu to select between the different video signals that may be connected to your monitor. Auto Select Turning on the function allows you to scan for available input sources. Select the VGA input when you are using the analog (VGA) connector. Press to select the VGA input source.
  • Page 29 Color Use Color to adjust the color setting mode. 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 cable. YPbPr: Select this option if your DVD player supports only YPbPr output.
  • Page 30 Preset Modes When you select Preset Modes, you can choose Standard, ComfortView, Multimedia, Warm, Cool, or Custom Color from the list. • 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 31 Display Use Display to adjust image. Aspect Ratio Adjusts the image ratio to Wide 16:9, 4:3, or 5:4. Horizontal to adjust the image left or right. Minimum is '0' (-). Position Maximum is '100' (+). Vertical to adjust the image up or down. Minimum is '0' (-). Position Maximum is '100' (+).
  • Page 32 Energy Power Button Allows you to set the power LED indicator On or Off to save energy. Reset Energy Select this option to restore default Energy settings. 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.
  • Page 33 Lock Controls user access to adjustments. When Lock is selected, no user adjustments are allowed. All buttons are locked. NOTE: Unlock function– Only hard unlock (press and hold the button beside the power button for 6 seconds). Lock function – Either soft lock (through the OSD menu) or hard lock (press and hold the button beside the power button for 6 seconds).
  • Page 34 Others Select this option to adjust the OSD settings, such as the DDC/CI, LCD Conditioning, and so on. 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.
  • Page 35 Helps reduce minor cases of image retention. Depending on the degree of image retention, the program may take some time to run. Conditioning You can enable this feature by selecting Enable. Reset Others Reset all settings under the Others menu to the factory preset values. Factory Reset Reset all settings to the factory preset values.
  • Page 36 You will see the following message before the DDC/CI function is disabled: When the monitor goes into 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, the following message will appear depending on the selected input: NOTE: The message may be slightly different according to the connected input signal.
  • Page 37: Setting The Maximum Resolution

    Depending on your computer, complete one of the following procedures: If you have a Dell desktop or portable computer: • Go to, enter your service tag, and download the latest driver for your graphics card. If you are using a non-Dell computer (portable or desktop): •...
  • Page 38: Using The Tilt

    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.
  • Page 39: 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: Turn off both your computer and the monitor.
  • Page 40: 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 41: Common Problems

    • Cycle power On-Off. spots • 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/monitors. Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has •...
  • Page 42 • Restart the computer in the safe mode. • Do not perform any troubleshooting steps. Safety Related Visible signs of Issues smoke or sparks • Contact Dell immediately. Intermittent Monitor • Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to the Problems malfunctions on computer is connected properly and is secure.
  • Page 43: Product Specific Problems

    Product Specific Problems Specific What You Possible Solutions Symptoms Experience Screen image is Image is • Check the Aspect Ratio setting in the Display menu OSD. too small centered on • Reset the monitor to factory settings. screen, but does not fill entire viewing area Cannot adjust...
  • Page 44: 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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