Help Please: Projectors and Macs

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BWhaler, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2003
    Hello fellow Mac friends,

    I have a 17" PowerBook and am wondering if I can use a standard projector with it to display a presentation in Keynote. Do I need any special adaptors or dongles?

    If I can use one, is there anything special I need to do to get it (keyboard combo's, etc.) to get it to display?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Most digital projectors have a standard video connection - just make sure you have the right adapter and you shouldn't have a problem. I've used my 15" PB with projectors plenty of times.

    Also, you'll have the choice to mirror displays or use the projector as a second display - go for the second display option (its the default). Just open up the system prefs->displays and click on the find displays button.

  3. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Make sure to bring the DVI-VGA adapter that came with your 17". The current PowerBooks all have DVI out (for LCD screens and projectors) but some older projectors use VGA.

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