VGA adapter - did I miss something?

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    I just got my iPad Friday. One of the first things I tried was Keynote because I hope to use that for an upcoming presentation.

    After creating a few slides, I wanted to see how it would work on a monitor. So I hooked up the via adaptor and got - nothing. Nothing on the monitor at all.

    Am I missing something? Is there something have to do in Settings or in Keynote to tell it to use the monitor? I thought if I just hit the play arrow it would go there?
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    First did you turn off the ipad before connecting VGA adapter to screen as this must be done. This article explains the procedure.
    http://i.tuaw.com/2010/04/09/real-life-ipad-presenting-with-an-ipad-keynote-and-vga-connec/

    Hope it helps you
    Colin Australia

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    Great call col.bris..was going to suggest same.
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    Hi first of all welcome here from Asia, second i like your ironic article about iPad owner waiting their Fedex truck just so true
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    You can microwave it :D
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    I had another "Duh!" moment yesterday. I had done enough work and downloaded enough apps to want to sync back to my MBP. I had not done that since originally setting it up.

    So where was the cable? It had to be right there on my desk, but no.. I cursed myself for a fool. Had I put it somewhere "safe" and forgotten where or worse, thrown it out with the trash? I was just about to move a heavy file cabinet because I thought the cable might of slipped behind it when I realized my mistake: the cable is used with the charger. I never lost it, I just forgot that the sync cable is dual purpose.

    Duh :)
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    Oh oh dear That is so funny
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    I had the presentation software running my projector within an hour of opening the box - what I didn't like is that the projector takes over the image - there's nothing on the iPad screen, so you don't have the guide you had with the laptop. Small price to pay tho.
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    Yeah, that could be better done. But that's generally true - I think almost every iPad app could be improved and will be over time. This whole think is so new and different,; the best ways to do things either havee yet to be imagined or are just impossible under the current API. This will change.

    However, Keynote is usable and I think this is a lot more convenient than fumbling with a laptop.

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