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The projector can't find a source when I plug it into my laptop

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Try a different cable.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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Relaced bulb, but still flashes green goes to white screen and searches for source and continues to do this


Do you have a source plugged into the projector ? This means a computer, laptop, Ipad, or dvd player ?

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"No source found"


Have you tried another laptop? You might also try hdmi if you can. Many times this is the mother board of the laptop. In windows 7 use the windows and P button?

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When plugged into the laptop it continues to say searching and never connects


first reset the settings to factory default. then make sure that the source resolution is 1024x768. select auto search source. swap cables. if still nothing, you need to flash the projector with the latest firmware (check the infocus website).

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No Signal when plugging into laptop


On your laptop you have the ability to toggle the external display on/off/both. On several laptops I see, it is a combo of teh Function Key+F4 (or F5). The key for your laptop (you did not provide type) should be marked with an image of a projection screed or a monitor in a color matching function key; often blue.

With everything connected, press these keys to toggle from Laptop Display Only to Projector Only to Both.

If the problem is not your laptop, then verify the input source that the projector is looking for via it's menus or a button on the remote. Toggle the source if required.

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The projector can't find the source, which is my laptop. If it does find it, it lasts one, maybe two seconds, and then it's lost it. We've tried two different laptops, and it cannot hold the connection for...


Maybe the cable connected to the projector is bad?

If you shut down the laptop and plug the projector in on 'PC' mode, does the projector recognise the video output?

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Projector does not display laptop screen


Many laptop computers do not automatically turn on their external
video port when a projector is connected. On many laptops, the activation function key is labeled with an icon or the text CRT/LCD.

Try the Function Key with the Icon of a monitor to enable the external video port.

If that does work, look at the settings on the projector using the buttons on the top.

Check the "Default Source"

Default Source toggles among Computer 1 analog, Computer 1 digital, Computer 2, and Video. This determines which source the projector checks first for active video during power-up. Highlight Default Source and click the left or right mouse button to toggle
among the options.

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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.

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Hi John

Is your Projector's source scan swithed on ?

Does it pick up a signal when you press the source button ?

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Source of laptop


sometimes it helps to hook up laptop and then power everything up at once. Also check and make sure that you have the source looking for the laptop or have it on auto search for it may also need to the check the menu for the projector to see if the may have a manuel connect for the laptop to be able to view

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