Nothing is projected on the screen. What should I do?
If no picture appears, try the following:
- Press the Source button on the projector or one of 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.
- 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.
- Press the Blank button on the remote control to make sure the picture hasn’t been turned off temporarily.
- Check that the Power light is green, not flashing, and the lens cover is off.
- The projector may be in standby (or sleep) mode. If the Power light is orange, press the Power button to turn the projector back on.
- If the power was switched off and then on again, wait until the Power light stops flashing and remains orange, then press the Power button again.
- Make sure your video equipment is turned on.
- Make sure your cable(s) are connected correctly. See Connecting the Cables.
- Make sure the main power switch (located on the back of the projector, next to the AC power inlet) is in the On position.
- If you’re using HDMI, make sure the video source is HDMI 1.3 compliant; otherwise, select Component, S-Video or Composite video, if available, as the source.
- If you’ve connected a laptop computer, make sure it’s set to display on an external monitor.
If you’re using a PC notebook:
- Hold down the Fn key and press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as or it may be labelled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after pressing it. Check your laptop’s manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the or CRT/LCD key lets you toggle between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
- If the function key doesn’t let you display simultaneously on both screens, you might need to use the Display utility in the Windows Control Panel to make sure that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. From the Windows Control Panel, open the Display utility. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab, then click Advanced. The method for adjusting the setting varies from computer to computer; you may need to click a Monitor tab, then make sure the external Monitor port is set as your primary display or enabled. See your computer manual or online help for details.
If you’re using Macintosh OS X:
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Displays.
- Click Detect Displays.
- 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.)
- Click Mirror Displays in the lower corner of the screen. One of the monitor icons automatically moves on top of the other.
Published: January 24, 2008
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