SMALLPOC: The small laptop Projector
TWOPOC: The second laptop Projector On Call
MATHPOC: The math dept laptop
Projector On Call
ICM INFO MAIN
up projector from 236 MSB before your reserved time. Setting up the projector is
- There are two essential cords... one connects the
laptop to the projector, the other is the power cord. If you have to FORCE
the cord into the plug, you might want to make sure it's the right plug. ;-)
- Make sure the projector is where you need it before
turning it on, as you have to take time shutting it down before unplugging it
- Once all cords are connected, turn on the projector,
THEN boot up the laptop. It should automatically detect the computer. If it does not,
you can push "select/source" to see if it finds it.
(Make sure your laptop is
also on, and it is not in power saving mode.)
- Please remember to let the projector cool down
before unplugging it!!! The bulb could get damaged if the fan is not on to
cool it down. Each bulb costs over $200 to re-order. Thank you for your
- BEFORE TURNING OFF THE PROJECTOR, HIT THE POWER OFF
BUTTON TO SHUT IT DOWN.
Having trouble with the remote control? Won't detect your
laptop? Try the suggestions below, or go to the
FAQ page on the
Click here to download User Guides for the projectors:
Problems with the remote control?
- The remote won't work if you point it toward the computer instead of the
projector. This projector has two IR receivers, one in the front adjacent to
the projection lens on the front of the projector, and one on back panel.
- Make sure that the remote is turned on. There is an On/Off switch on the
right side of the remote.
- Make sure that you point the remote at the projector. The LP70 has one
infrared receiver on the front and another one on the rear panel. You can also
point the remote at the screen, as long as the screen is within 10-15 feet of
the projector. The signal will bounce off the screen to the front of the
projector. Do not point the remote at the computer.
- Fluorescent lights can often cause infrared devices like this remote to
stop working properly. Try turning off any fluorescent lighting, and see if
- It should work up to about 25 feet.
The Projector won't detect the laptop?
- Make sure all cords are connected properly
- Turn on the laptop first, then turn on the projector. (that doesn't work?
try it the other way around...)
- If you're using a laptop and the computer image still does not display on
the projector, you may need to activate the computer's external video port
with special keystrokes. Press and hold the FN key on the laptop and then
press the appropriate function key (F1, F2, F3, etc.) that's marked LCD/CRT or
marked with a picture of a monitor. (Refer to the laptop activation chart or
your laptop documentation for further video port activation instructions.)
- You may need to press the function key more than once. Many laptops cycle
through a series of configurations at each key press, including image on the
screen, but not on the laptop, image on both the screen and laptop, image on
laptop only. Be sure to wait five seconds or so after pressing the function
key. Sometimes it takes the projector a few seconds to communicate with the
The image on the screen looks out of focus?
- The ring around the lens rotates to adjust the focus of the image. Turn it
to see if you can get the image into focus.
The image on the screen looks crooked? Or non-rectangular?
- When a projected image is wider at the top or the bottom, or taller on the
right or left side, we say that the image is 'keystoned'. Keystoning happens
when your projector is not perpendicular to the screen, either in the vertical
plane or the horizontal plane.
- Try raising or lowering the projector. (I know, seems obvious, doesn't
it?) You can correct for keystoning by making sure the projector is placed
perpendicular to the viewing screen. For example, it may be necessary to place
the unit on a higher surface (dictionary, C++ book, a box) to correct the
- Don't forget there is a button on the front of the projector that allows
you to raise/lower a leg underneath the projector.
- Change the Vertical Keystone setting in the projector menu. Press the Menu
button on the keypad, then press the down button to highlight Keystone. Press
Select. Use the arrows to adjust the keystone setting from -63 to +64 in the
slider bar. Press Select to accept your changes. (On twopoc and mathpoc, these
keys are directly on the top of the projector. Just hold down one or the
other and it will start adjusting.)
- Please note that it is always better to achieve a rectangular image
by moving the projector. Some images look much better when there is no digital
The image on the screen is cut off? Only half shows up?
- Try messing with the keystoning buttons... you might have accidentally
reset something by bumping a button on top.
Just remember, if all else fails... REBOOT. HA! :-)