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Dell S2715H
User's Guide
Model: S2715H
Regulatory model: S2715Ht


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  • Page 1 Dell S2715H User’s Guide Model: S2715H Regulatory model: S2715Ht...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2014 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. 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 1 About Your Monitor ....... . 5 Package Contents ....... . . 5 Product Features .
  • Page 4 FCC Notices (U.S. only) and Other Regulatory Information ..48 Contacting Dell........48 Setting Up Your Monitor .
  • Page 5: About Your Monitor

    Package Contents Your monitor ships with the components shown below. Make sure 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 Power adapter USB cable HDMI cable • Drivers and documentation media • Quick Setup Guide • Safety and Regulatory Information About Your Monitor...
  • Page 7: Product Features

    Product Features The Dell S2715H flat panel monitor has an active matrix, thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD), and light emitting diode (LED) backlight. The monitor features include: • 68.58 cm (27-inch) viewable area display (measured diagonally). 1920 x 1080 resolution with full-screen support for lower resolutions.
  • Page 8: Identifying Parts And Controls

    Secures monitor with security lock (sold separately). Barcode, serial number, and Refer to this label if you need to contact Service Tag label Dell for technical support. Cable-management slot Use to organize cables by placing them through the slot. About Your Monitor...
  • Page 9: Bottom View

    Bottom View Label Description Stand lock Lock the stand to the monitor using a M3 x 10 mm screw (screw not included). Power-adapter port Connect the power adapter. HDMI (MHL) port Connect your computer with HDMI cable or MHL devices with MHL cable (optional). VGA port Connect your computer with VGA cable (optional).
  • Page 10: Monitor Specifications

    Monitor Specifications Flat Panel Specifications Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD Panel type In-plane switching (IPS) Viewable image: Diagonal 68.58 cm (27 inches) Active Area: Horizontal 597.89 mm (23.54 inches) Vertical 336.31 mm (13.24 inches) Area 201076.39 mm (311.67 inch Pixel pitch 0.3114 mm x 0.3114 mm Viewing angle:...
  • Page 11: Preset Display Modes

    Preset Display Modes Horizontal Sync Polarity Vertical Pixel Clock Display Mode Frequency (Horizontal/ Frequency (Hz) (MHz) (kHz) Vertical) VESA, 720 x 400 31.5 70.0 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 60.0 40.0...
  • Page 12: Mhl Source Display Modes

    *Qualified compatible AC/DC adapters. **The AC source must be using Chroma 6330 3KV source or other same level AC source. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the monitor, use only the adapter designed for this particular Dell monitor. About Your Monitor...
  • Page 13: Physical Characteristics

    Brand Manufacturer Model Polarity Dell Delta DA65NM111-00 Dell Chicony HA65NS5-00 Speaker Specifications Speaker rated power 2 x (3 W + 6 W) Frequency response 100 Hz - 20 kHz Impedance 8 ohm Physical Characteristics Connector type • 15-pin D-subminiature (blue connector) • HDMI (MHL)
  • Page 14: Environmental Characteristics

    Environmental Characteristics Temperature: Operating 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Non-operating –20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F) Humidity: Operating 10% to 80% (non-condensing) Non-operating 5% to 90% (non-condensing) Altitude: Operating 5,000 m (16,404 ft) (maximum) Non-operating 12,192 m (40,000 ft) (maximum) • 187.55 BTU/hour (maximum) Thermal dissipation • 68.20 BTU/hour (typical)
  • Page 15 The OSD operates only in the normal operation mode. If you press any button in the active-off mode, one of the following message is displayed: *Zero power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the power adapter from the monitor. **Maximum power consumption with maximum luminance.
  • Page 16: Pin Assignments

    Pin Assignments VGA port Pin number 15-pin side of the connected signal cable Video-Red Video-Green Video-Blue Self-test GND-R GND-G GND-B Computer 5 V / 3.3 V GND-sync DDC data H-sync V-sync DDC clock About Your Monitor...
  • Page 18 MHL port 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- MHL+ TMDS DATA 0 SHIELD MHL- TMDS CLOCK+ TMDS CLOCK- Reserved (N.C. on device) DDC CLOCK (SCL) DDC DATA (SDA) VBUS (+5 V, 900 mA maximum)
  • Page 19 Universal Serial Bus (USB) This section gives you information about the USB ports available on your monitor. Your computer has the following USB ports: • upstream • downstream NOTE: The USB ports on this monitor are USB 2.0 compliant. Transfer speed Data Rate Power Consumption Hi-Speed 480 Mbps...
  • Page 20: Plug-And-Play

    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 LCD Monitor Pixel Policy, see Dell support site at: http://www.dell.com/support/monitors. About Your Monitor...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Monitor

    Setting Up the Monitor Attaching the Stand NOTE: The stand riser and stand base are detached when the monitor is shipped from the factory. NOTE: The procedure below is applicable for the default stand. If you purchased any other stand, see the documentation shipped with the stand to set it up. CAUTION: Place monitor of a flat, clean, and soft surface to avoid scratching the display panel.
  • Page 22: Connecting Your Monitor

    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: Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cable. 2 Connect the VGA/HDMI/Audio/USB cable from your monitor to the computer.
  • Page 23: Connecting The Usb Cable

    Connecting the USB cable Using the Mobile-High Definition Link (MHL) NOTE: This monitor is MHL certified. NOTE: To use the MHL function, use only MHL certified cable and source devices that support MHL output. NOTE: Some MHL source devices may take more than a few seconds or longer to output an image, depending on MHL source devices.
  • Page 24: Organizing Your Cables

    Select input source on monitor to HDMI (MHL) by using OSD menu (see Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu for details). If the monitor does not display an image, see Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Specific Problems. 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 25: Removing The Monitor Stand

    Removing the Monitor Stand CAUTION: To prevent scratches on the LCD screen while removing the stand, make sure that the monitor is placed on a soft, clean surface. NOTE: The procedure below is applicable for the default stand. If you purchased any other stand, see the documentation shipped with the stand to set it up.
  • Page 26: Wall Mounting (Optional)

    Wall Mounting (Optional) NOTE: Use M4 x 10 mm screws to connect the monitor to the wall-mounting kit. Refer to the instructions that come with the VESA-compatible wall mounting kit. 1 Place the monitor on a soft cloth or cushion on a stable, flat table. Remove the stand.
  • Page 27: Operating The Monitor

    Operating the Monitor Turning 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 28 Front-Panel Button Description Use this button to directly access the volume level bar. Shortcut key: Volume Use this menu button to launch the on-screen display (OSD) and select the OSD menu. Accessing the Menu System. Menu Use this button to go back to the main menu or exit the OSD main menu.
  • Page 29: Using The On-Screen Display (Osd) Menu

    Using the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu Accessing the Menu System NOTE: Any changes you make using the OSD menu are automatically saved if you move to another OSD menu, exit the OSD menu, or wait for the OSD menu to disappear. 1 Press the button to launch the OSD menu and display the main menu.
  • Page 30 2 Press the buttons to move between options. As you move from one icon to another, the option name is highlighted. 3 Press the button once to activate the highlighted option. 4 Press the buttons to select the desired parameter. 5 Press to enter the slide bar and then use the button, according to the...
  • Page 31 Menu and Icon Description Submenus 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 menu.
  • Page 32 Menu and Icon Description Submenus Color Use the Color menu 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 HDMI cable; or MHL devices using the MHL cable.
  • Page 33 Menu and Icon Description Submenus Preset Mode When you select Preset Modes, you can choose Standard, Multimedia, Movie, Game, Paper, Warm, Cool, or Custom Color from the list. • Standard: Default color settings. This is the default preset mode. • Multimedia: Ideal for multimedia applications. • Movie: Ideal for movies.
  • Page 34 Menu and Icon Description Submenus Display Use the Display menu to adjust image. Aspect Ratio Adjust the image ratio to Wide 16:9, 4:3, or 5:4. Horizontal to adjust the image left or right. Position Minimum is ‘0’ (-). Maximum is ‘100’ (+). Vertical to adjust the image up or down.
  • Page 35 Menu and Icon Description Submenus Reset Display Restores the display settings to factory defaults. Settings Audio Volume Allows you to set the volume level of audio source. to adjust the volume level from ‘0’ to ‘100’. Audio Source Allows you to set the audio source to PC Audio or HDMI (MHL).
  • Page 36 Menu and Icon Description Submenus 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 Set the OSD display to one of eight languages. (English, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, or Japanese).
  • Page 37 Menu and Icon Description Submenus Personalize Select from Preset Modes, Brightness/Contrast, Auto Adjust, Input Source, Aspect Ratio, or Volume and set as shortcut key. Reset Restores shortcut keys to factory defaults. Personalization Operating the Monitor...
  • Page 38 Menu and Icon Description Submenus Other 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 you to adjust the monitor settings using software on your computer. Select Disable to turn off this feature.
  • Page 39: Osd Warning Messages

    Menu and Icon Description Submenus Helps reduce minor cases of image retention. Depending on Conditioning the degree of image retention, the program may take some time to run. Select Enable to start the process. Reset Other Restores other settings, such as DDC/CI, to factory defaults. Settings Factory Reset Restores all OSD settings to the factory defaults.
  • Page 40 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 41 VGA/HDMI (MHL) input If either VGA or HDMI (MHL) input is selected and the corresponding cable is not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears. Troubleshooting for more information. Operating the Monitor...
  • Page 42: Using Tilt

    Using Tilt NOTE: This is applicable for a monitor with a stand. If you purchased any other stand, 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 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: Turn off both your computer and the monitor.
  • Page 44: Built-In Diagnostics

    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.
  • Page 45: Common Problems

    • Relocate the monitor and test in another room. Missing Pixels LCD screen has • 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: http://www.dell.com/ support/monitors. Stuck-on Pixels LCD screen has • Cycle power On-Off. bright spots • Pixel that is permanently off is a natural defect that can occur in LCD technology.
  • Page 46 • Restart the computer in safe mode. Safety Related Visible signs of • Do not perform any troubleshooting steps. Issues smoke or sparks • Contact Dell immediately. Intermittent Monitor • Ensure that the video cable connecting the monitor to Problems malfunctions on the computer is connected properly and is secure.
  • Page 47: Product Specific Problems

    Product Specific Problems Specific What You Possible Solutions Symptoms Experience Screen image is Image is centered • Check the Aspect Ratio setting in the Display menu too small on screen, but OSD. does not fill entire • Reset the monitor to factory settings. viewing area Cannot adjust the OSD does not...
  • Page 48: Appendix

    Contacting Dell 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.
  • Page 49: Setting Display Resolution To 1920X1080

    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.
  • Page 50: Maintenance Guidelines

    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 these 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.

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