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Using an HDMI Cable

To use an HDMI cable on your Apple laptop, please review the following steps and tips.

1. Find the HDMI cable by your computer station. It looks similar to the following picture

2. Locate the HDMI port on the right side of your laptop and plug in the cable
(Note: It can only fit one way)

3. Using your projector's remote, change the source to HDMI
(Note: To go back to your document camera, change the source to VGA)

Once plugged in, you may need to change the audio source on your laptop so that sound comes out of your classroom speakers instead of the projector's speaker. To do so, follow the steps below.

While holding down the Alt (Option) key on your keyboard, click the volume icon in the upper right corner of your screen and make sure "Headphones" is selected. If it isn't, do so by clicking the name.
(Noted: If the volume icon is not shown on your menu bar, please review this article to place it there, Unhiding the Volume Control)

(Note: You no longer need the VGA cable or the adaptor shown below to be plugged into your laptop. The HDMI cable takes it's place.)