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Can not get projector to display document writer and computer

I am using in a school environment a laptop computer and a document writer that need to both be hooked into a projector for the children to see - currently I have only one plug I can plug into on the projector so I'm having to unplug the laptop computer or the document writer for the projector to display what I need. This is a major hassle and time waster for my children. I tried to use this VGA splitter by hooking the little cable into the computer and plugging the document writer and projector into the end that has 2 plugs. It did not work :( but in my mind it seems I should be plugging the one plug into the projector and the device with two should have the laptop and document writer - I don't want to damage anything can anyone please please help?

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  • patty_fluff Sep 11, 2009

    We can actually close this - I found out the switch I got at Radio Shack would only work when either the document camera or the computer was shut down (in other words both couldn't be powered on) this wouldn't work cause the pc takes forever to boot up and it would be faster to just switch the plugs - but the real answer was to go buy an A/B switch and it works perfect and is half the price of the Radio Shack brand - thank you for your help though...I was desperate :) Patty

  • powerpunt May 11, 2010

    please give more details.
    are you talking about a power supply plug or a
    Can you be more specific about the document writer?
    As a teacher myself I would request money for an extra cable but if you could explain more I might be able to suggest a workaround solution

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I know how it feels to have these kind of problems with a classful of children getting fed up so any time you get other problems try here and I'll try to help.

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