You are planning a presentation and have everything ready to go. But, when you set up your equipment, you quickly realize that your projector is not working or there’s a problem with the image. Before you panic, there are a few simple things that could be causing the issue. We have targeted some common projector problems and provided you with some simple troubleshooting tips for each.
Problem: Computer screen is not showing up on the projector screen.
Tip: One common problem you might come across is communication between your computer and projector. Possibly the laptop “display only” function is activated. However, to get it to work, your external display has to be turned on. Check the manual for your computer to find out how to activate this function. Typically this is done by holding down the “Function” key with another support key such as the F7 key. If that doesn’t work, what output display are you using? Try making a switch to a different output source.
Problem: Projector won’t turn on or there are display issues.
Tip: Make sure everything is properly connected. Even if they look secure, try unhooking and reconnecting all cables before moving forward. Make sure all pins are screwed in as well. Next, check to make sure your battery is properly installed and connected. If all else fails, is the projector turned on? This may seem like common sense, but can be a step that is often overlooked.
Problem: Image sizing problem.
Tip: If your image is distorted or too large, try moving it closer to the screen to decrease the image. Try repositioning the projector to correct this problem.
Problem: Image is blurry.
Tip: First, try adjusting your focus ring to see if you can get a clearer image. However, if that does not solve the problem try cleaning the lens as it may be blurry because of oil or dirt. Make sure to clean your projector’s air filter every 3 months, or more often if there’s a lot of dust or contaminants in the room.
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