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How to Set Up a Projector and Laptop/Desktop for Presentations
The following are instructions on how to connect the projector to a laptop or desktop.

Knowing how to properly set up a projector and laptop is important for all professionals. You should know how to do this yourself - you may not have anyone available to set it up for you. Even if the projector and laptop have been setup in advance for you, if you know what to check before your presentation you will know that everything will work properly. Proper setup and testing ensures that everyone will view your presentation as you intended.
  1. Connecting a Laptop
  2. Connecting a Desktop
1. Connecting a Laptop

  1. Start by making sure the laptop and projector are both turned off before you start trying to make any connections.
  2. Take a VGA cable and connect one end to the D-Sub output socket of the computer and the other to the wall .
  3. If you need Internet connection, make sure the Internet cable is plugged into the wall and laptop/desktop .
  4. Make sure UPS is turned on and all cables are plugged in.
  5. Press the "Power" button to turn it ON. You can also hit "Power" button on the remote control to turn on the projector. NOTE: Make sure you point the remote either to the front or back of the projector.
  6. Turn on your laptop.

    NOTE: Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a key combo like FN + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate a function key labeled CRT/LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the notebook. Press FN and the labeled function key simultaneously. Refer to your notebook's documentation to find your notebook's key combination.
  7. Finally, dim the lights and fire up your presentation! For best viewing, set lights to the following settings:
  8. When you are done with your presentation, don't forget to turn off the projector. Hit "Power" twice.
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2. Connecting a Desktop

  1. Make sure all cables are plugged in as per example below:
  2. To login use the following:
    Username: administrator
    Password: password
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Updated November 24, 2011