Hook up pc to projector

Published: 31.03.2018

If the same connections are not available for both the computer and TV or projector, you'll need to purchase a video converter cable that converts one signal into a compatible signal. The only thing needed is a male-to-male VGA cable also called a monitor cable , which can be purchased at most electronics stores.

Step 1 Turn on the projector and open the laptop so that the laptop powers on.

Skip to main content. Speaking of Miracast, we have dedicated a series of articles to this tool. Most laptop computers support HDMI and it is becoming more prevalent on desktop computers as well, even those without a high-end video card.

Quickly fix PC issues and prevent others from happening with this software:. Slowly cycle through each input option until you see the laptop's video feed on the screen. Was this page useful? Leave this field empty if you're human: For best results, we recommend reading them in order. Make sure the cable is long enough to reach from the computer to the projector. Hold down the function key labeled "Fn" and tap F8.

Identifying available connections

While many projectors connect to your computer using a "VGA" cable, there are a few out there that can connect to your computer using a USB cable.

However, VGA still offers reasonable quality. VGA cabling is universal for devices that support it. This setup enables you to extend or duplicate your computer's display onto a massive canvas, so that you can view your latest company reports in a theater-style projection, or display a company presentation to a room of employees, for example. Speaking of Miracast, we have dedicated a series of articles to this tool.


Adding a projector to your Windows 7 computer is a simple process. You can also use a Google Chromecast to stream information from your computer , smartphone , or tablet to your TV.

Hold down the function key labeled "Fn" and tap F8. This post was originally published in August and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

    1. Samirakis_Flux - 06.04.2018 in 09:01

      All modern televisions and projectors have one or more ports that allows them to receive and display an image generated by a computer.

      Evgeny_Green - 13.04.2018 in 07:19

      By default, the laptop won't be transmitting video from the video output, so you will need to switch it to output from that port. To be able to connect a projector to your computer, it has to have two video ports otherwise, connect it instead of your regular monitor.

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