AV Hints, Tips and Troubleshooting
- Can I borrow AV equipment?
- Can I record my lecture?
- Is support in the use of AV equipment available for non teaching activities?
- Connecting your laptop to a data projector
- Back-up Plans for all computer presentations
- Why is there no laptop image/display on the projector after I turn it on?
- Audio Visual & Multimedia Services do not loan equipment.
- There is a limited AV loans service available from the Library circulation desk.
- Audio and Visual recording facilities are available in Lismore's B2.31, U2.31 and P1.58 theatres and Lakeside C101 using Mediasite.
- H101 theatre has audio only record facilities.
- Most tutorial/ small classrooms have audio recording software in place, contact AVMM for more information.
Use of facilities for non teaching activities must be booked by contacting Student Services. Support is available by prior arrangement. Contact Stuart Kent x73482. Conditions apply.
AVMM have a limited number of Display adapters for Apple devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad etc) available for loan by staff on a class by class basis. Collect and return via the AV front counter.
Nothing is 100% reliable. If your class depends on a PowerPoint or Word presentation, there are two back-up choices:
- Get your presentation off your laptop and on to another form of computer media. Purchase a Flash drive and copy your files on to it or burn it on to a CD. Always carry it with you.
- Most audio/visually equipped spaces have an in house PC integrated into the system. You can either use a flash-drive via the front USB ports OR you can email your presentation directly to the theatre PC:
Check the projector's input is set to the correct computer input (usually Input A for portable projectors or Input D for installed projectors).
If the input is correct, try the following:
For PC users - If you get an image on the laptop screen but not on the projector, check the following:
- On your laptop's keyboard, find the key marked Fn (function) (usually on the lower left corner of the keyboard).
- Then, search for a key that has either the letters LCD/CRT or a little monitor icon. Most often, it will be in the top row of keys marked F1 through F12, but not always.
- When you have both keys located, press and hold the Fn (function) key and then press the LCD/CRT key that you located before. It might take a couple of seconds for the computer to react.
- This should toggle the screen image through a cycle like this: Image on Laptop Screen | Image on Projector | Image on Both. So if you press the "Function F" key sequence once, you'll get an image on the projector, but your laptop screen will go black. Press the key sequence again and you'll see the image through the projector and on your laptop. (This information will be in your laptop's instruction manual.)
Updated: 15 September 2012