PowerLite 1716 Multimedia Projector

Selected FAQ

Q:
Nothing is projected on the screen. What should I do?
A:
Try the following:

  • Check that the  power light is green, not flashing, and the A/V mute slide (lens cover) is open.


  • 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.


  • Press the A/V Mute button on the remote control to make sure the picture has not been turned off temporarily.


  • The attached computer may 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.


  • If you’re projecting through your computer’s USB port, make sure the USB Type B setting in the Extended menu is set to USB Display. See Customizing Power and Operation. The USB display feature is not available for Windows 98, Windows Me, or Macintosh.

  • 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:

    • Hold down the Fn key on the keyboard and press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as , but it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your notebook’s manual or online help for details.

      On most systems, the key lets you toggle between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.


    • 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:

    1. Make sure the projector is connected to your Macintosh.


    2. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Display or Displays.


    3. Click Detect Displays.


    4. Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected.


    5. To display the entire desktop on both your projector screen and LCD screen, click the Arrangement or Arrange tab. (If you don’t see this tab, make sure it isn’t hidden by another window.)


    6. Click Mirror Displays in the lower corner of the screen. One of the monitor icons automatically moves on top of the other.


Published: November 20, 2009

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