"no signal" message when laptop is plugged into projector
Laptop is an HP Pavilion ZE2000. Projector is a Sharp XG NV5XB. I am using a VGA cable to connect the Laptop to the projector, but the picture, from the laptop, does not transmitt through the projector.
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There is a key on the keyboard that has blue text on it. Something to the effect of LCD or CRT. With the monitor connected and turned on, press and hold the FCN KEY as well as the LCD/CRT key. While holding the FCN key keep hitting the CRT key until the image transfers to the external monitor
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I tend to use the VGA cable. Once connected, switch the laptop on until you get to the desktop, then switch on the projector. Some will see the signal, if not, simoultaneously press your FN and relevant 'F' key to send the signal out to the VGA. You may need to do this 3 times, once to send to projector, one to send back to laptop screen and then once to send the signal to both projector and laptop screen. Sometimes this can take a short amount of time. You may want to change the projector settings to the VGA input so it doesn't constantly search for a source. If you still have problems, go into properties on your laptop and advanced. you m,ay need to unclick the box saying 'Extend to..........' (You should find what I mean from this, I am in front of a pc therefore the settings are slightly different.)
Sharp makes light and compact projectors with low fan noise. Set the projector up in areas subject to minimal humidity and dust to avoid having to clean the lens too often. Remember that colors will get washed out if the screen is in direct sunlight. Learn a few troubleshooting techniques to get the most out of this work horse projector.
No Pictures, Sound or the Projector Fails to Start
If you have no pictures, sound or the projector fails to start, check that the power cord is plugged into the wall and that all the cables are connected to the rear panel. Make sure the remote control batteries are fresh. If you are using a notebook computer, make sure the screen output is correct. Check the Input Mode on the projector. Check the projector physically--is the lamp and cover in place? Check the key lock.
go to your display settings in your control panel there should be a choice for you to choose extend your desktop or duplicate your desktop. if that doesn't work also try to udate your display drivers to the most current one
Absolutely, they are designed to do so. You will need a svideo cable for video if your laptop doesn't have a parallel port for external monitor. Most projectors have svideo and parallel ports to use them as monitors. If using the external monitor option you select the alt/enter buttons to display on projector.
bad power board or blown fuse. If you feel comfortable you can take the out case off and follow the power connector to the board. You can then check the fuse. Make sure the unit is unplugged before doing so. If the fuse is fine then you will need to replace the board as it probably has a bad capacitor or resistor. You can find a power board online but to be honest, its probably not worth the money to by a new one. Would probably be cheaper to buy a used one with a bad lamp and cannibalize the power board out of it.
Usually you can use a VGA connection cable to connect your computer with a projector. They also have inputs for s-video and RGB but these are much rarer on computers. Once you have connected the projector press the key on your keyboard that looks like a square with two lines on either side (mine is FN+F4) This will shuffle through different setups (mirrored to screen, extended to screen and back to normal) if this doesn't work try plugging in the vga cable and restarting the computer with the projector on.
use a vga to vga cable. if your HP has a 13 pin serial conector. (looks like a trapezoid), use that.
If not you may need a dvi to vga cable.
if not, the projector may have two ports on the back - use computer in - not monitor in.
Lastly, try the video settings on the HP to see if its picking up the projector as a second monitor as a primary
Makes a difference, NGK