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I actually have the TDP-S26, but looks similar

I have enjoyed my projector for a few years now, but when I turned it on the other day, the VGA input didn't recognize the signal from my computer! I tried different cables and different computers with no success. I plugged in my VCR into the composite input and it works just fine. Therefore, I know that the projector is working, it's just not "seeing" any signals that come in through the VGA! Any ideas??

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    TDP-D1 (handmedown). My Toshiba laptop's f5 seems that it isn't programmed to do function-f5 to toggle between options. note in the case says use f8, which does not work either.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    neither of my vga inputs work....they don't recognize anything....first the vga 1 went out then the vga 2 went out???????????

  • hennessey May 11, 2010

    My projector only displays in black and white. There is only 364 hrs on the lamp

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This is an SVGA projector with a max resolution of 800X600. Even though it can accept higher resolution signals, they are scaled down to 800X600 which causes degradation and artifacting of the displayed image. Obviously setting your computer's resolution to 800X600 will result in the best image the projector is capable of. Standard definition video (480i, 480p, S-Video or composite) signals should also display very well. High definition signals like 720p and 1080i get scaled down to 800X600 with the same issues as a higher resolution computer signal.

One thing that can have a dramatic impact on the quality of your display if you are using Windows XP or Vista is tuning your ClearType settings here:

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearType/tuner/tune.aspx

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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SOURCE: toshiba projector tdp-s8

please start your computer first and then the projector- use function key with f4 or f6 or f7 or f5-and select computer from input of the projector.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I check the bulb hours on a TOSHIBA TDP-S26 PROJECTOR?

I found a similar issue with another brand/type of projector and used that solution. It worked!

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: connected VGA cable to my pc and projector.Searching only

First off be sure that you plug into the input connector. As you look at the back of the projector it the VGA connector on the left. Also make sure you activate the VGA output of you computer (This mainly applies to laptops and secondary Video jacks on PCs).

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: toshiba tdp-t90 projector. I rplaced the lamp on

set the beamer off, unplug the power line, press -on-/input/menue at the same time and plug the beamer to the power line again thereafter you can remove your fingers from the below mentioned buttons. now the lamp counter should be reseted to 0 hope this helps it works on a TDP-T100

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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