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Old 08-27-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hello, experts!

What sort of cord do I need to purchase that will allow me to still use my desktop monitor while my computer is connected to an LCD projector? I'm a teacher, my computer is in a position where it's awkward to look at the projection screen and manipulate the mouse at the same time. Additionally, it's a hassle connecting/disconnecting the cords to have a functional monitor when the LCD projector is not in use, and I'm doing regular school functions. Please advise what I need to purchase, and from where I might get it!
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:27 AM
 
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You'll need a simple video splitter cable. One connector plugs into your PCs video card. Two cables come out of hte connector and one gets hooked to the monitor, the other gets hooked to the projector. You'll see the same screen on hte projector as you see on the monitor.

They are fairly cheap. Here's what they look like and the cost. You can find them cheaper.

BTW, being a teacher, doesn't your school district have a tech department? They should be able to help you out, they may even have some on hand.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Sometimes there is a cable like that packed with the projector. It could have been left with the other things that nobody needed, like a CD or instruction manual.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There was no cable like that - only to directly hook the computer to the projector, but not the monitor as well.

As for a tech dept. in my school..... well, you'd think. But no - if I want this, I research and purchase myself. Gotta love public education!
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Make sure the cable/splitter is the correct one. Blue VGA connectors or white DVI connectors for example. Some of these connectors are made so you can use two monitors on one computer, side by side with different images on each one. That is not the kind you want.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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As for a tech dept. in my school..... well, you'd think. But no - if I want this, I research and purchase myself. Gotta love public education
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I read a story about an eleven year-old kid taking care of the school's computers. He's studying for his technician certification -- or was. He may have it by now, judging by the date.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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did you ever get the right cable for this? I need to do the same thing, and I am also in public ed - thanks - Leah
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