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October 13, 2011 6:26:18 PM

Anyone know how to get a XPS dell laptop to recognise a projector. When I plug the proj in and the machine is working fine the screen goes blank it shuts down and can only be hard started. Anyone??

Ta Steve.

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October 14, 2011 12:18:40 PM

Hello steveilett;

Did you try setting the laptop resolution to the same as the projector?
Did the projector manual give you any hints about setting it up?

October 14, 2011 12:51:52 PM

often times on laptops you have to use a function command on the keyboard to turn on the external video port.

On my Gateway it is the blue FN key + the f4 key. When I hit these 2 keys at the same time the laptop screen turns off and the projector turns on. If I hit them again both screens come on. And if I hit it a 3rd time the laptop screen turns on and the projector turns off.

Perhaps your dell is similar. Look to see if you have a little montior icon on one of the f keys. It will be printed in the same color as the FN key in the bottom left of you keyboad.
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