Playing Movies On A Projector Through A Laptop

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Martin_N, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Martin_N

    Martin_N Auditioning

    Aug 10, 2005
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    Good Morning People,

    I've just aqquired a second hand

    "3M MP8670" And I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem I'm having. Whenever I try to play DVD's or video files through the laptop nothing happens, the movie is playing on the laptop screen, but on the projected screen the movie box just stays black! Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

    Aug 19, 2002
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    You have to activate the video output on the laptop. A laptop will always default to the laptop screen, you have to tell it to use the outboard video, usually by hitting a "func" key and one of the F1-F12 keys up the top of the keyboard at the same time. Look at the icons for the F1-F12 keys, sometimes these will give you a clue (something like a picture of a monitor on top of a cpu, then a "/" then a picture of just a screen is usually the key to use). Better yet, if you have the manual for the laptop, it should list it in there.

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