Auditorium Conference Room Laptop

This tutorial will explain how to connect a laptop and project an image from the media podium.

This is the podium in the Auditorium Conference Room. To connect a laptop you will need to use the VGA cable located in the cable cubby in the middle of the podium.

Close-up shot of the cable cubby containing three cables needed to connect a laptop.

From left: (1) Ethernet cable, (2) audio cable, and (3) VGA cable. Plug the VGA cable and audio cable into your laptops VGA input and headphone jack.

To connect to the LCD projector you will need to connect the VGA cable to the VGA input on your laptop.

This is the VGA cable connected to the VGA Input.

For audio to be delivered from the laptop to the room speakers, it is necessary to connect the 1/8-inch audio cable to the headphone jack on the laptop.

This is the audio cable connected to the headphone jack.

In order to connect your laptop to the Internet, you will need to connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the laptop. The red circled area indicates the Ethernet port. Most laptops will indicate the Ethernet port using the symbol located on the left of the port in the picture.

This is the Ethernet cable connected to the Ethernet port.

Note that depending on the type of laptop, the VGA connection, Ethernet port and headphone jack could be located in different positions.

Once your laptop is connected via the VGA cable and the optional audio jack, press the PC button on the control center located on the back wall of the room. The lights will dim, the screen will lower and the projector will turn on. The screen should display the image that is currently displaying on the laptop.

There is a secondary control center panel located in the cable cubby as well that may be used. Note that the secondary panel must be used if you are connecting your laptop via the cables in the cable cubby. If you are connecting your laptop via the inputs on the wall, the wall control panel must be used.