Instructions for Using an External LCD Projector With a Dell Latitude D630

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Instructions for Using an External LCD Projector With a Dell Latitude D630
Make sure your LCD projector has a VGA port. (vga image by MATTHIEU FABISIAK from Fotolia.com)

The Dell Latitude D630 laptop features video graphics array (VGA) expandability, so you can connect VGA external devices, including LCD projectors. If the LCD projector is equipped with a VGA connection port, your Dell Latitude D630 will recognise it as an external monitor. Functions of LCD projectors vary from device to device, so check your user manual for specific instructions on operating the projector. However, instructions for setting up any LCD projector with a VGA connection to a Dell Latitude D630 is the same.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • VGA connection cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the LCD projector to its power source. Insert one of the power cords into the power cord slot on the device. Plug the other end into a wall outlet.

  2. 2

    Turn on the projector by pressing the "Power" button on the device, or by pressing the "Power" button on the projector remote.

  3. 3

    Insert one end of the VGA video connection cable to the VGA port on the LCD projector. The connector will only fit into the port one way. After you have inserted the VGA connector onto the VGA port, secure the connector to the port by tightening the fasteners on the connector. Turn both fasteners clockwise to tighten them.

  4. 4

    Insert the other end of the VGA video connection cables to the VGA port on the Dell Latitude D630. Secure the connector to the laptop's port by tightening the fasteners on the connector.

  5. 5

    Turn on your Dell Latitude D630. It will automatically use the projector screen as a display.

  6. 6

    Click the "Start" button on your task bar and open "Control Panel." Then double-click on the "Appearance and Personalization" icon. Select the "Settings" tab in the window that opens.

  7. 7

    Select the projector as your display by clicking the drop-down in the "Display" field. Select the check box next to "Extend My Windows Desktop Onto This Monitor" to extend your desktop. Or, select the check box next to "Use This Device as My Primary Monitor" to use the projector as your only monitor.

  8. 8

    Click the "OK" button to save your changes and exit the window.

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