Those of you that have used a laptop and media projector be kind enough to take a look at the media cable and please describe the following.
1.The nature of the cable from the VGA out[ 3x5 D sub female] on the laptop to what on the projector?
2. Are all the pins present on the male VGA connector?
I have been asked to check over an old media projector that seems to be working OK[it works via a DVD player] but has lost the ability to receive Laptop input. One thought could be the data cable is defective because 3 pins seem to be missing on the VGA Male Pin 4 in the top row 12 and 15 in the bottom row.
Also what connects to the projector in your case We have a 15 hole female [7x8] D shell Thank you all in anticipation
I have downloaded various Pin out URLs and am looking them over at the moment
ambra4's solution works for most laptops but you may need to enter the graphics set up. There is often a graphics icon in the system tray and right clicking on this will bring up a anumber of options including extended desktop, cloning, etc. Extended desktop is what I use for a projector.