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How to Connect a Laptop to a Projector

How to Connect a Laptop to a Projector

For the most part, connecting your laptop to a projector is relatively simple. While not every setup is identical, here are a few basic steps to help guide you through the process. (Click on the button below to watch a video tutorial.)


Steps for Connecting a Laptop to a Projector

Make sure your computer and laptop are both turned off.

2. Connect the video cable (usually VGA) from your laptop’s external video port to the projector. (Unsure what video output you have? View our video connection guide.)

3. Plug your projector into an electrical outlet and press the “power” button to turn it ON.

4. Turn on your laptop.

5. If you need audio for your presentation, connect the laptop’s “audio out” port to the projector, or to another sound system.

6. Sync the projector and laptop by holding down the FUNCTION  (Fn) key and pressing one of the following keys to toggle:   F4, F5, F7, F8

(Note: Depending on your computer, you may have to use a different F key than those listed above.)

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