Connecting a laptop to use the MondoPad as a display

Before you begin

Training is required before you can log on to the desktop of the dedicated MondoPad PC.  To schedule your conference room training, please send an OTRS ticket to the Library IT Help Desk.

Plan ahead:  Library IT wants you to have successful meetings.  If you are hosting a conference, meeting, or event that may require extra assistance, such as using a new device, or hosting a webinar or video conference, please send an OTRS ticket to Library IT at least one week in advance to schedule a practice run so that we can accommodate you appropriately.

The Mondopad's touchscreen features are not accessible when using as a display.

Set up a laptop with the display monitor

Connecting the laptop

  • First connect your laptop using the VGA, HDMI, or HDMI to Thunderboldt (for Macs) cable on the north end of the table.

    VGA and HDMI Cables

  • For sound -- if using the VGA cable, then plug in the audio cord to the laptop.  The HDMI cable is an audio and video cord; using the VGA's audio cord is unnecessary.

    image of audio output connection on laptop

Power on the Display and your Laptop

a. Display - press the "Power" button once located on the lower right corner of the Mondopad. It may take up to 30 seconds to power on.

b. Remote - select the power button, the red power button is located on the top left side of the remote.

Power Button

Input - VGA or HDMI 1, depending which cable is connected to your laptop

a. Display - Press the Input button, then use the CH up and down button until either VGA or HDMI 1 is highlighted. Now, select Input button to keep the settings.

b. Remote - Press the Input button, then use the arrow keys until either VGA or HDMI 1 is highlighted. Now, select the OK button to keep the settings.


room 225b VGA image


room 225b HDMI-1 image

If using the remote, make sure to point the remote to the remote sensor/power indicator light located on the right side of the display. Consult the remote key to view the button layout and remote functions.

remote 225b

* Want to log into the Mondopad PC instead? See the instructions for using the Mondopad PC.

Three sound controls and checks

1) Display

  • Display buttons - volume buttons are located on the lower right side of the display, denoted by Vol up and Vol down.
  • Remote - volume buttons are located at the bottom right side of the remote.

volume settings for MondoPad

2) Desktop

  • On the desktop when you log on – bottom right corner of the screen for PCs.

screenshot of sound icon on desktop

3) Application

  • If you opened a video or webinar, check the volume in the application.  (see YouTube example below).

screenshot of YouTube video and its sound icon

When you are finished

  • Please turn off the MondoPad.
  • Turn off the room lights and make sure the conference room door locks behind you.
  • Spills food/beverage:
    • Floor or furniture contact the Office of Library Facilities immediately at 217-333-0317
    • Computer equipment contact Library IT immediately at 217-244-4688