The Projection System in Room 509

Using the Room Projector

As you enter Room 509 on your left (toward the front of the room) you will notice (on the wall by the door), a switch labeled UP and DOWN. Toggling the switch to DOWN will make the projection screen descend from the ceiling. Make sure that the wall screen switch is in neutral (not UP or DOWN) before leaving room.

At the lecturer's podium, slide out the console tray underneath the keyboard. On the left side of the console tray, push the POWER button in the section marked DISPLAY. The POWER light will flash for a few seconds as the projector lamp warms. What is viewable on the lecturer's monitor should now be projected on the room's projector screen.

To stop the projector, simply hit the POWER button on the console tray once more. The POWER light will flash for several seconds but the projection should shut off immediately.

NOTE: If you need to restart the projector, you must wait until the POWER light stops flashing. Pressing the POWER button more than once or while the POWER light is flashing will not affect the projector. The POWER light must stop flashing before you can proceed.

Projecting from a Laptop

The 509 console can accommodate Video Graphics Array (VGA) output.

  1. Locate the VGA and audio cable (this cable lives on the top pull-out shelf in the cabinet to the left of the lecturer's computer).
  2. Locate the VGA Out port on your laptop and secure one end of the cable to it. Locate the Audio Out port (headphones) on your laptop and plug in the audio cable.
  3. Slide out the console tray from underneath the lecturer's keyboard. On the right hand side of the console tray, locate the VGA port labeled VIDEO/AUDIO INPUT. Secure the remaining end of the VGA cable to this port and plug in the remaining end of the audio cable to the provided port.
  4. On the left side of the console tray, choose INPUT. The lecturer's monitor should flicker, go blank, and then display a screen indicating that no monitor input was found.
  5. Switch your laptop to project/output VGA mode. (This is usually an FN key function.) The laptop monitor should go blank in most instances. Your laptop's desktop should now be displayed on the lecturer's monitor and, if the room projector is turned on, display on the room's projection screen.

 Video and audio cables                                           VGA panel                                                                   VGA panel with cables connected

Photo of cables needed to project on a laptop Photo of the VGA panel Photo of VGA cables and panel connected

 Press the input 3 button on the projector panel.      The laptop and desktop monitor display will synch.

photo of projector panel Photo of laptop and desktop monitors synched