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Using the computer monitor and the projector at the same time?

How do I use my desktop computer monitor and the projector at the same time? I have a CP-S240 projector and i would like to project my image on the screen in my classroom as well as continuing to see the information on my destktop monitor. Are there any certain cords i need and if so can you send me a link so i can see as to which kind they are and if i have them or not.

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I kind of have a solution for you. I know you need a splitter cable. You might want to go to Radio Shack or your local geek store or the manufacturer of the desktop and see what they have as far as accessories.
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Get yourself a laptop and run the projector from that, All you have to do then is hold down the FN key while pressing (depending on the make and model) F3 or F7. I use two differant laptops and those are the keys I use. I hope that I helped.

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