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Video and data projection

Does it matter which I turn on first, my projector or my computer?

Avoid problems in your next presentation. Connect cables first!Yes, it does. Always attach the cable from your computer to the projector first. Then turn on the projector before turning on your computer. In most cases the computer will detect the projector as an external monitor and it will set itself up automatically. By doing things in this order you will avoid having to figure out the proper keystrokes required on most laptops to get things working.

If your laptop computer fails to turn on the external display automatically, consult your owners manual for the proper keystroke comand to do this. We also have a chart of commands for many popular brands of computers in our next tech tip. Click here for a direct link to the chart.

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