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This room is slightly different and much simpler than other Smart Classrooms you may have been in with the touch screen control panel. In here there is a rack with the media equipment on it which includes an amplifier and a DVD/VCR combo unit. There is also a drawer with the DVD/VCR remote in it. On top of the rack is a button panel to control the projector.
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In this classroom you can project from your laptop with the VGA cable, watch a DVD and Blu-ray, and connect an external analog device such as a VCR or Laser Disc player.
  
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'''Powering on the System''' - Press the power button.  This will turn on the projector.
  
'''Turning on Equipment'''
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'''Screen''' - The screen is manual, you will need to pull it down yourself.
MBH 530 Classroom Instructions
 
  
You will need to pull the screen down on the opposite wall. Push the “Proj. On” button to turn on the projector.
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'''Projecting from a Laptop''' - Press the Laptop button, connect the VGA cable to your computer.  If you have a Mac, you will need the appropriate adapter/dongle to connect your computer to the VGA cable.  You should see your desktop image on the screen, if you do not, go to the troubleshooting section of this page.
  
'''Watching a DVD or VHS''' - Select the DVD/VCR button on the button panel. You will need to push the power button on the device, first button on the left. You can also do this with the remote. On the DVD/VCR player screen there will be an icon indicating which setting it is on, DVD or VCR. If it is not on the correct setting, push the DVD/VCR button. It is the first on the right, next to the Audio/Video inputs. You can also do this from the remote. '''PLEASE NOTE!!!''' Do not push the DVD door closed. Doing this strips the gears and eventually breaks the device. Use the Open/Close button. You can control the room volume from the button panel with the volume dial.
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'''Watching a Blu-ray/DVD''' - Press the Blu-ray button. You may need to power on the Blu-ray player. Insert your disc and press play on the the Blu-ray player.
  
'''Projecting from a Laptop''' - Select Laptop button. Connect VGA cable to your computer and plug the 3.5 Audio cable into the headphone jack. '''IF YOU ARE PROJECTING FROM A MAC'''! You will need the designated VGA adapter/dongle for your model Mac. You should have projection, if you do not have projection see the Troubleshooting Tips section of this document.
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'''Auxiliary Input''' - Connect the device, i.e. VCR or laser disc player to the front of the rack with the RCA cable (Red, White, and Yellow connectors). Press the Composite Video button. You will have to control the device from the device itself, such as play, pause, stop, etc. If you do not see the video projecting on the screen, check the cable connections or you may need a "newer" cable.
  
'''Please remember to turn the system off when you are finished.'''
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'''Troubleshooting''' - If your computer is not projecting at all or if you are only seeing the desktop image without any of the other icons, on a PC press the Windows button (little flag) and P at the same time.  A window will pop up with the different projection options.  You will want to mirror unless you want presenters view in PowerPoint, then you will want extended view.  On a Mac, press the command button and F1 at the same time, wait 2 or 3 seconds for it to cycle, do this again if needed until you see the projected image you are looking for. For more detailed troubleshooting tips, go to [[Projecting_from_your_Laptop_Computer|go/troubleshoot]] .
 
 
'''For more troubleshooting tips go to [[Projecting_from_your_Laptop_Computer#What_to_do_if_Your_Computer_doesn.27t_project|go/troubleshoot]].'''
 

Revision as of 17:00, 19 August 2015

In this classroom you can project from your laptop with the VGA cable, watch a DVD and Blu-ray, and connect an external analog device such as a VCR or Laser Disc player.

Powering on the System - Press the power button. This will turn on the projector.

Screen - The screen is manual, you will need to pull it down yourself.

Projecting from a Laptop - Press the Laptop button, connect the VGA cable to your computer. If you have a Mac, you will need the appropriate adapter/dongle to connect your computer to the VGA cable. You should see your desktop image on the screen, if you do not, go to the troubleshooting section of this page.

Watching a Blu-ray/DVD - Press the Blu-ray button. You may need to power on the Blu-ray player. Insert your disc and press play on the the Blu-ray player.

Auxiliary Input - Connect the device, i.e. VCR or laser disc player to the front of the rack with the RCA cable (Red, White, and Yellow connectors). Press the Composite Video button. You will have to control the device from the device itself, such as play, pause, stop, etc. If you do not see the video projecting on the screen, check the cable connections or you may need a "newer" cable.

Troubleshooting - If your computer is not projecting at all or if you are only seeing the desktop image without any of the other icons, on a PC press the Windows button (little flag) and P at the same time. A window will pop up with the different projection options. You will want to mirror unless you want presenters view in PowerPoint, then you will want extended view. On a Mac, press the command button and F1 at the same time, wait 2 or 3 seconds for it to cycle, do this again if needed until you see the projected image you are looking for. For more detailed troubleshooting tips, go to go/troubleshoot .

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