NEC Presentation Monitor Use

To: User’s of NEC 50” Plasma Monitor at 1731 Marcey
From: Chris De Espinosa, CMRC-IT Desktop Analyst
Date: January 18, 2005
Regarding: Connecting a computer to CHR’s Presentation Monitor

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  • January 18, 2005: This procedure applies to everyone wanting to connect their computer to the NEC 50” presentation monitor in room 460 also known as Conference Room “A” at 1731 Marcey where Smith/CHR conducts meetings.
  • January 19, 2005: Power on the NEC monitor on the wall using the NEC remote if there is a red light on the lower right corner of the monitor by pressing the green ON button.
  • January 20, 2005: The power indicator light on the monitor will turn from red to green and the screen will appear to be powered with a little light coming from it.
  • January 20, 2005: Locate the SVGA cable coming out of the floor panel.
  • January 20, 2005: It can be identified by a black color, very thick, and its’ end would fit into the video socket on your computer.
  • January 20, 2005: Locate the video port on your computer that would accept the plug from the video cable.
  • January 20, 2005: Plug the SVGA cable into the video port on your computer.
  • January 20, 2005: If the computer is not on, power it on and allow it to complete its boot load process.
  • January 20, 2005: During the boot load process of the computer if the monitor does not reflect what is being displayed on the computer a selection will need to be made using the NEC remote to make sure that the monitor is receiving input from the computer via the SVGA cable.
  • January 20, 2005: On the NEC remote locate the green button RGB/PC and press it until on the monitor is says RGB/PC2 as this is the input port on the monitor that accepts input from the SVGA cable hooking the two devices together.
  • January 20, 2005: Once that input port is selected and your computer display is not showing up on the screen then you may need to enable the port on your computer (directed mostly to and particularly to laptop users) in order for the data to be displayed on both devices.
  • January 20, 2005: You may need to consult your computers documentation on how to enable the video port on your computer if you are having trouble.
  • January 20, 2005: On laptop computers usually pressing and holding the FN key while toggling the key that has a small picture of a monitor on it will cycle the laptop through its’ video options.
  • January 20, 2005: You may need to experiment with this toggling process until you get the desired results between the two devices.
  • January 20, 2005: At the conclusion of the presentation you may simply disconnect the SVGA cable from the back of the computer and coil it neatly for the next user.
  • January 20, 2005: Place the NEC monitor in standby mode by pressing the green STANDBY button on the NEC remote which will be indicated by the green power light turning red in the lower right corner of the monitor.
  • January 20, 2005: Place the NEC remote back on the credenza under the monitor for the next user.

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