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.
Regulatory Information Product Features The Dell P2418HT monitor has an active matrix, thin film transistor (TFT), liquid crystal display (LCD), and LED backlight. The monitor features include: • 60.47 cm (23.8-inch) active area display (Measured diagonally) 1920 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio) resolution, plus full-screen support for lower resolutions.
Stand release button Release stand from monitor. Barcode, serial number, and Service Refer to this label if you need to contact Tag label Dell for technical support. Cable hook Use to route cables. Cable routing label Shows how to route cables.
Bottom View Label Description AC power connector To connect the monitor power cable. HDMI connector Connect your computer with HDMI cable (optional purchase). DP connector Connect your computer with DP cable. VGA connector Connect your computer with VGA cable. Audio line-out port Connect speakers to playback audio coming through HDMI or DP audio channels.
Monitor Specifications Screen type Active matrix - TFT LCD Panel Type In-plane switching Technology Aspect ratio 16:9 Viewable image dimensions Diagonal 60.47 cm (23.8 inches) Active Area Horizontal 527.04 mm (20.75 inches) Vertical 296.46 mm (11.67 inches) Area 156246.2 mm (242.15 inches Pixel pitch 0.2745 mm x 0.2745 mm...
0 to 90 mm Tilt -5° to 60° Swivel -30° to 30° Pivot Cable management Dell Display Manager (DDM) Easy Arrange Compatibility and other key features Security Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately) Anti-theft stand lock slot (to panel)
Physical Characteristics Connector type • DP connector • VGA connector • HDMI connector • Audio line-out • USB 3.0 connector (Port with battery icon supports BC 1.2.) • USB 2.0 connector Signal cable type (in-box) DP to DP, 1.8 M cable VGA, 1.8 M cable USB 3.0, 1.8 M cable Dimensions (with stand) Height (extended) 419.6 mm (16.52 inches)
Environmental Characteristics Compliant Standards ENERGY STAR certified Monitor yes EPEAT Gold rated Monitor yes, EPEAT Gold registered in the U.S. EPEAT registration varies by country. See www.epeat.net for registration status by country. TCO Certified Display RoHS Compliant BFR/PVC Free monitor (excluding external cables) Temperature Operating...
The OSD operates only in the normal operation mode. If you press any button in the active-off mode, the following message is displayed: *Zero power consumption in OFF mode can only be achieved by disconnecting the AC mains cable from the monitor. **Maximum power consumption with maximum luminance.
Pin Assignments DP connector Pin number 20-pin side of the connected signal cable ML3(n) ML3(p) ML2(n) ML2(p) ML1(u) ML1(p) ML0(n) ML0(p) CONFIG1 CONFIG2 AUX CH (p) DP_Cable Detect AUX CH (n) Hot Plug Detect +3.3V DP_PWR About Your Monitor...
VGA connector 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...
HDMI connector 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 TMDS CLOCK-...
Universal Serial Bus (USB) This section gives you information about the USB ports available on your monitor. NOTE: Up to 2 A on USB downstream port (port with battery icon) with BC 1.2 compliance devices; up to 0.9 A on the other 2 USB downstream ports. Your computer has the following USB ports: • 1 USB 3.0 upstream - bottom • 2 USB 2.0 downstream - bottom...
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...
Setting Up the Monitor Routing the Cables CAUTION: Place monitor on a flat, clean, and soft surface to avoid scratching the display panel. • Remove the monitor protective cover and place the monitor with its front facing downward on it. • To routing the cables: 1.
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 on a flat, clean, and soft surface to avoid scratching the display panel.
• Hold the stand base with the triangle mark ▲ facing upward. • Align the stand base protruded blocks to the matching slot on the stand. • Insert the stand base blocks fully into the stand slot. Setting Up the Monitor...
• Lift the screw handle and turn the screw clockwise. • After fully tightening the screw, fold the screw handle flat within the recess. Setting Up the Monitor...
Using the Tilt and Swivel 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.
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. 2 Connect the HDMI/DP-DP/VGA/USB cable from your monitor to the computer. 3 Switch on your monitor. 4 Select the correct input source at Monitor OSD Menu and turn on your computer.
Connecting the VGA cable Connecting the USB cable 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. Setting Up the Monitor...
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.
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.
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.
The following table describes the front panel buttons: Front-Panel Button Description Use this button to choose from a list of preset color modes. Shortcut key: Preset Modes Use this button to choose from a list of Input Source. Shortcut key: Input Source Use this menu button to launch the on-screen display (OSD) and select the OSD menu.
Front-Panel Button Use the buttons on the front of the monitor to adjust the image settings. Front Panel Button Description Use the Up (increase) and Down (decrease) keys to adjust items in the OSD menu. Down Use the OK button to confirm your selection. Use the Back button to go back to the previous 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.
Icon Menu and Description Submenus Brightness/ Use this menu to activate Brightness/Contrast adjustment. Contrast Brightness Brightness adjusts the luminance of the backlight (minimum 0; maximum 100). Press the button to increase brightness. Press the button to decrease brightness. NOTE: Manual adjustment of Brightness is disabled when Dynamic Contrast is switched on.
Icon Menu and 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.
Icon Menu and Description Submenus Input Source Use the Input Source menu to select between different video inputs that are be connected to your monitor. Select VGA input when you are using the VGA connector. to select the VGA input source. Select DP input when you are using the DP (DisplayPort) connector.
Icon Menu and Description Submenus Preset Modes When you select Preset Modes, you can choose Standard, ComfortView, Multimedia, Movie, Game, Warm, Cool, or Custom Color from the list. • Standard: 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.
Icon Menu and Description Submenus 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, DP-DP or VGA cable. • YPbPr: Select this option if your DVD player supports only YPbPr output.
Icon Menu and Description Submenus Display Use the Display menu to adjust image. Aspect Ratio Adjust the image ratio to Wide 16:9, Auto Resize,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.
Icon Menu and Description Submenus Response Allows you to set the Response Time to Normal or Fast. Time Reset Display Restores the display settings to factory defaults. Energy Power Allows you to set the state of the power light to save energy. Button LED Allows you to enable or disable USB function during monitor standby mode.
Icon Menu and Description Submenus Language Set the OSD display to one of eight languages. (English, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, or Japanese). Transparency Select this option to change the menu transparency by using (min. 0 / max. 100). Timer OSD Hold Time: Sets the length of time the OSD remains active after you press a button.
Icon Menu and 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.
Icon Menu and 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 Others Restores other settings, such as DDC/CI, to factory defaults. Factory Reset Restores all OSD settings to the factory defaults.
OSD Warning Messages When the Dynamic Contrast feature is enabled (in these preset modes: Game or Movie), manual brightness adjustment is disabled. When the monitor does not support a particular resolution mode, you can see the following message: This means that the monitor cannot synchronize with the signal that it is receiving from the computer.
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 either DP, VGA, HDMI input is selected and the corresponding cable is not connected, a floating dialog box as shown below appears.
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.
This box also appears during normal system operation, if the video cable becomes disconnected or damaged. 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.
• 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.
• 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 Problems malfunctions on monitor to the computer is connected properly &...
Product Specific Problems Specific What You Possible Solutions Symptoms Experience Screen image is Image is • Check the Aspect Ratio setting in the Display too small centered on menu OSD. screen, but does • Reset the monitor to factory settings. not fill entire viewing area Cannot adjust OSD does not...
Touchscreen Problems Specific What You Possible Solutions Symptoms Experience • Use the Dell provided USB cable to connect your computer. • Make sure the power cable has a ground pin. Touch function • Unplug and replug the power cable from the Touch report...
Specific What You Possible Solutions Symptoms Experience SupreSpeed USB SuperSpeed USB • Check that your computer is USB 3.0-capable. 3.0 interface is 3.0 peripherals • Some computers have USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and slow. working slowly USB 1.1 ports. Ensure that the correct USB port is or not working used.
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.
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.
Non-Dell computer In Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1: 1 For Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 only, select the Desktop tile to switch to classic desktop. 2 Right-click on the desktop and click Personalization. 3 Click Change Display Settings.
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.