Displaying from a Laptop
through a Video Projector in a
General Use Classroom

Function Step(s)

To connect your laptop to display through a video projector...

1. Connect your laptop's power cable to your laptop.
2. Insert the power plug into an electrical outlet.
3. Connect one end of a 15-pin VGA cable into the "VIDEO OUT" connection on your laptop (often the correct connection is the only one where it fits).
4. Connect the other end of the 15-pin VGA cable to the "VIDEO IN" connection on the video projector.
5. Plug the video projector's power cord into an electrical outlet.
6. Turn on the video projector.
7. Turn on your laptop.
8. After the main Windows screen appears on your laptop, check to see whether you can see the same screen displayed from the video projector. If not, then check your laptop's manual to see what key or combination of keys you need to press to display the screen on both the laptop and projection screen.
NOTE: Often, you must press the [Fn] key and one of the function keys once or twice before the computer screen will display on the video projector. Usually, this function key will have a picture of a monitor on it.