Nothing is projected on the screen. What should I do?
Try the following:
- Check that the Power light is green, not flashing.
- Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control to see if the picture was turned off temporarily.
- The projector may be in standby or sleep mode. If the Power light is orange, press the Power button to turn on the projector.
- If the power was switched off and then on again, the projector may be cooling down. Wait until the Power light stops flashing and remains orange; then press the Power button again.
- Open the A/V mute slide, if it is closed.
- If you’ve connected a computer, it may also be in sleep mode or displaying a black screen saver. Try pressing a key on the computer.
- If you are projecting from a DVD player or other video source, make sure you turn it on and press its Play button.
- Press the Source Search button on the projector or the Search button or one of the the Source buttons on the remote control to select the correct input source. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing the button.
- Messages may have been turned off in the Display setting of the Extended menu. See Customizing Power and Operation.
- Make sure your cable(s) are connected correctly. See Connecting to Computers, Cameras, and Other Equipment.
- If you’ve connected a laptop computer with a VGA cable, make sure it’s set to display on an external monitor.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
- Press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It’s often labeled with an icon such as , but it may also be labeled CRT/LCD. You may have to hold down the Fn key while pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual or online help.
On most systems, the key lets you toggle between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it.
- Depending on your computer’s video card, you might need to use the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your computer’s documentation or online help for details.
If you’re using Macintosh OS X:
- Make sure the projector is connected to your Macintosh.
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Display or Displays.
- Click Detect Displays.
- Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected.
- Click the Arrangement or Arrange tab. (If you don’t see this tab, make sure it isn’t hidden by another window.)
- Make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.
Published: November 4, 2008
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