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Presentation mode is off...

When I hook up my projector to my computer and restart a message appears on computer screen telling me presentation mode is off. What does that mean and how do I fix it??

I'm trying to attach my Dell Inspiron 6400 to an Hitachi CP-X260. I'm attaching via a USB cable. When I toggle the Fn-F8 key nothing happens, but I do get the message that Presentation Mode is Off and No external monitor is attached. I can get it to work with another laptop and an RGB cable. Any suggestions?

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Hi there

You cannot hook up a PC & Projector with just a USB cable , you have to use a VGA cable for signal ( picture )

The USB cable is just to use the scroll up or down function from the standard remote controll when doing a presentation.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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