Help Please: Projectors and Macs

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

  1. BWhaler macrumors 68020


    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. Mr. Anderson 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. Rower_CPU 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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