[P1] help with connecting projector

ssg313 ssg313 at msn.com
Thu Apr 3 15:05:54 PST 2003

Thank you so much for the information. I cannot get my hands on these
comptuers till Tuesday, but they are slot loading, so I guess I am ok. It's
funny, my PC is 2+ years old, and I have heard of firewire, but have never
really seen a connection port firsthand, so I wasn't 100% sure that was what
I had seen. I am glad you included the "slot-loading".

It figures, though, I jsut purchased on ebay MyView, which claims to mirror
the image through the USB port. I guess I don't need it now, but I will use
it with my blueberry clamshell. Has anyone used this product??

Thanks again,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Kippert" <maclists at kippert.com>
To: "iBook List" <ibook at lists.themacintoshguy.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [P1] help with connecting projector

> ssg313 on 4/2/03 11:49 PM wrote:
> > I just purchased an Epson powerlite projector with the intent of using
> > with my students in school. Well, lo and behold, when I went to connect
> > darn thing I see there is no way I can connect it!! The school has iMac
> > in one computers, and the only connections I see on the side are a mic
> > a external speaker port, 2 ports which i guess are firewire, but I am
> > totally sure, then two usb ports, ,modem, and ethernet. So it looks like
> > am stuck. I did read the manual and it says there may be an adaptor that
> > would make it fit.
> >
> > Does anyone have any experience/suggestions with this? HELP!!!
> If you do have an iMac with FireWire (also identified by the slot-loading
> drive) then you should find a VGA monitor connection on the rear of the
> iMac. It may be hidden by a oval shaped plastic panel. Pop off that panel
> and you can connect an external monitor or projector, as long as the
> projector uses a standard PC monitor connection. Note that the iMac only
> mirrors but this should be just fine since you just want to run a
> Here is a tech article from Apple's site with instructions on connecting
> external video source:
> <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58467>
> Note that the article mention the use of a VGA vented cover. If you don't
> have one, don't worry about it. It just won't look as pretty without it.
> Also, you won't need to purchase any kind of adapter since it's a standard
> VGA (PC/Mac monitor) connector.
> -Mark
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