using a projector with my notebook computer and can't
get the projector to show my computer image. What's
need to activate your notebook's external monitor port.
Usually you press the Fn key and at the same time one of
the top row function keys. Usually the correct top row
function key will have some marking like a picture of
two screens next to each other or legends such as
“CRT/LCD.” If necessary, consult your notebook's
using a projector and the projected image doesn't look
very good. What's wrong?
new projectors have an automatic setup ensuring that the
projector matches the computer resolution. However, in
some cases the adaptation process may somewhat impair
the quality of the image or fail to find the correct
resolution. Check under Control Panel/Display/Settings.
If you're not sure what resolution your projector is,
just change your display settings to a lower setting and
see if the image improves. Although most projectors will
project an image when the computer is set to a different
resolution, the quality of the image usually
the projector connect to both IBM® compatibles and
most projectors come with cabling and adapters to
connect to both IBM compatibles and Macintosh computers.
Connecting to any projector requires your computer to
have an external monitor port (most do).
I show high-resolution images on a low-resolution
LCD projectors can compress higher resolution computer
displays to their native resolution. There are always
compromises with this approach, and some of the finer
detail and text in your higher-resolution images will
break up with this technique. However, still
photographs, animations and some technical illustrations
will probably hold up well when reduced. The key is the
degree of reduction. Images that are remapped from 1024
x 768 sources will not look as good at 640 x 480 as they
will at 800 x 600.
Projected image is larger than computer image or appears
to be getting cutoff. This is seen when running Windows
98 Second Edition. In some cases, external monitor
setting are locked in 640x480. To correct this, follow
the steps below:
click on "my computer"
on properties, click on Device Manager.
on + in front of monitors. Double click on first item in
on "Driver" tab, click on Update Driver. Click Next.
"display a list...", click next.
"Show all Hardware" in bottom left corner.
to top under manufactures and click on "(Standard
Models choose "Plug and Play", click next.
next on next screen, then next again, then finish.
have a new Compaq Laptop and the projected image is too
big for the screen ?
Laptop may have a separate control for external display.
In Windows, go to Control Panel, Display and click on
Compaq, Advanced, CRT. In the CRT settings, change the
display to either 800x600 or 1024x768 to match the
do I set up the remote mouse?
projectors can emulate a mouse when connected to a
computer using one of the remote mouse cables (USB, PS/2
or Mac ADB).
Connect the Mouse cable between the Projector and
the Computer. Note: If using a PC Laptop, the best
choice is the USB or PS/2 style connection. On a
Mac, use the ADB cable
Check the Mouse Driver in Windows:
Windows 95/98: In Control Panel, click on Mouse and
check the driver. The driver should be set on either
Standard PS/2 or Standard Serial depending on which
cable ise used.
Windows 3.1: In Windows Setup, the mouse driver
should be set to Microsoft or IBM PS/2 mouse (when
using either the serial or PS/2 remote cable).
Turn on equipment: With the Mouse Cable and Mouse
Driver setup, turn on the projector and restart the
computer. In some cases, you may need to turn-off
the computer and turn back on to allow the computer
to detect the mouse cable.
the steps above do not activate the remote mouse,
follow the troubleshooting steps below:
Verify an external mouse works in the same port that
is used for the projector's mouse. (Example, if
using the serial port on your PC, test the port with
a 9-pin serial mouse, etc.).
Verify that the various functions on the remote
work.(ex: Can it bring up the menus?) If not, try
replacing the batteries.
unable to operate the remote mouse, power down the
projector and wait one minute (leave PC/MAC powered
on). Turn the projector back on. The remote mouse
should now work.
Macintosh: Try loading the Macintosh without any
extensions loading. Verify that AppleTalk is
disabled. If necessary, disable any modems.
Mouse setup on the DP 6150
DP 6150 has 2 mouse selections; USB and PS2. If you
choose the USB mouse connection, connect your
Computer into either DV1 or VGA2. If you choose PS2
mouse, connect your computer to VGA 3.
notebook computers projected image is either missing
information from the top/bottom, compressed from
left/right or doesn't appear at all. What is wrong?
cases, to obtain a simultaneous image, the notebook's
resolution must match the projector's native resolution.
To configure the notebooks external video signal for
either XGA(1024x768), SVGA (800x600), or VGA (640x480)
resolution do the following:
the product to the computer using the appropriate cable
and power the projector on before the computer.
notebook display resolution to either XGA (for a XGA
projector) or SVGA (for an SVGA projector)
Windows 95/98/NT, select "Control Panel", "Display
Icon", "Settings", "Desktop Area" to adjust the
resolution to 1024x768 for XGA or 800x600 for SVGA.
Windows 3.1, select "Windows Setup" from the "Main"
program group, and change the display driver to either
the XGA (1024x768) or SVGA (800x600) or VGA (640x480)
Configure the notebook to display video only on the
external video port. This is usually done through a
combination of keystrokes (such as FN+F4) or a hardware
setup program (consult your computer documentation for
Windows to set the external video to either the XGA, SVGA
or VGA mode. The image will appear on the LCD panel.
Minor sync and image adjustments may be necessary. Note:
In some cases, additional adjustments on the computer
might also include changing the vertical refresh rate of
the video driver being used. Generally, at 640x480 an
ideal refresh rate of either 60Hz or 72Hz should be used
and at 800x600, 56Hz or 60Hz.
Windows Media Player program works great on my notebook
computer, but the movie window is dark on my projector,
while the Media Player tools display OK. Video Graphics
Adapter: ATI Rage 3D Mobility P
the Display settings. From Windows Control Panel, select
Display, Settings, Advanced, Display. Set the monitor to
Primary, and the panel to Secondary.
The panel movie window will be dark.
the Mac PowerBook, how can I display both internal and
external at the same time?
method of controlling whether the internal screen works
in addition to the panel is called video mirroring.
control video mirroring, in Control Panel, PowerBook
Display, set Video Mirroring to ON for both internal and
external -OR- OFF for image on external panel only or
internal only, depending on monitor selection in
running Mac OS 8.0 or higher, set your Powerbook display
at 640x480 or 800x600 at 60 hz. On the PowerBook Control
Strip, Select Resolution to match display device (e.g.
800x600 Simulscan for simultaneous display on PowerBook
and on projector