I am in a computer club and we would like to use a cable to plug into an iphone,ipad, ianything and show it on our projector which has a VGA input.
We bought a cable from the apple store here and it did not work. We took it back and exchanged it and it still did not work.
Does anyone know of a cable that will work or are we just out of luck?
Dell XPS 420. Win 7 Home. 2.5G Intel Core 2 Quad.
200G Samsung HDD.4G Ram.Acer 23 inch monitor.
Sony external floppy Dr. Verizon FIOS.
I don't use anything from Apple, but what I could find out from a quick search is that only certain apps will output to an external monitor or projector. Could that be the problem, that you are using the "wrong" app?
You will have more options and probably success using the laptop to connect to the projector. for best results use the projectors optimum resolution (check manual or online). If there's no info avail on that then try 1024x768 which is often default resolution for projectors.
In those circumstances I find it easier to use a mirrored display rather than extended since not too many programs are capable of automatically dealing with an extended display option... PowerPoint being one noteable exception. With the extended display you're constantly having to drag the open window back and forth from the main screen to the projector's screen.
mirrored means a duplicate of the main screen and extended means that you see a continuation of the main screen to one side of it (by default to the right). All of these things are configurable in graphics properties accessible in slightly different ways depending which operating system you use (and which graphics drivers are installed)