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Help! I have my macbook hooked to the ibm e 400 and the projector says it can not detect a signal.  I have never had this problem with a projector before.  There is no toggle keys like on the pcs  Help!

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Re: help!

Try going to system preferences - displays and see if your macbook is detecting an additional display.

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start the connecting all over again, by following the steps below:

1. Turn your computer off.

2. Connect the cable from the computer to the projector. If you want to have your monitor to be hooked up as well, connect a splitter to the video out port (DVI or VGA). You can also just hook the projector up to the second port on your video card (If you have one) or if you have a laptop, you can connect to the video out port on the back.

3. Turn the computer on and boot into your desktop.

4. Turn on the projector. Most projectors have an auto detect function, that will detect a video signal and auto configure the projector to display that signal. If you have a laptop, you have to hit a function key to activate the second display. Usually this is FN Key + F5 or one of the F Keys across the top of the laptop keyboard. It looks like two squares, one empty and one with something in it.

5. Adjust the focus, brightness, contrast, and color on the projector.

6. Aim the projector at something white. Try not to aim it at something highly reflective.

7. Step back ... Load up your favorite game or video ... and enjoy.

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Can i hook up a macbook to this projector?

sure can!

There are a few options. Check out the apple website for a list of adapters.

Your best bet, depending on what macbook you have, would be a mini-DVI (plugs in to your macbook) to a DVI (plugs into the projector computer input)

The adapters are quite cheap at around $15 adn this will make the projector work just like an extra monitor connected to your macbook

Good luck!!

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Connect with a DVI cable that fits properly in the projector's socket (most cheap generic DVI cables will fit fine). If the cable end is too big, the cable may go in, but not quite completely enough to make connection and carry the signals. If you cable is too big, you can probably sand away the plastic until it fits snugly.

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You can purchase the converter at any Mac store or any computer shop near you..

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