Where do I get an adapter to connect my mobile device or laptop to a projector?

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While adapters and other accessories (such as covers, bags, or laptop Docking Stations) can be found from various sources, our vendor contracts typically allow us to purchase them with warranty and at a discounted cost. Also, purchases made by CCSD are exempt from sales tax. If you would like assistance in locating the correct part and pricing channel, you will need to obtain some information about both devices:

  1. First you will need to determine the physical port type on the display device you are connecting your output  device to. For a projector, it is usually (from oldest to newest)  VGA, DVI, HDMI, Displayport (DP), or USB-C. (Pictures of all of these can be found with a brief internet search.)
    • If you cannot determine the type of port on the device
      • Ask your/the SBT(Site Based Technician) for assistance. OR
      • Write down the Manufacturer and Model Number from the Device (usually on a rear label/sticker).
  2. Next you will need to determine what port or ports are supported by your (computing) output device.
    • For PC type computers:
      • They would also be one of these: VGA, DVI, HDMI, Displayport (DP), or USB-C.
    • For Tablets, Phones, and Apple Devices they could be any of those or a port only available on Apple devices (such as Thunderbolt/Lightning)
    • If you cannot determine the type of port on the device
      • Ask your/the SBT(Site Based Technician) for assistance. OR
      • Write down the Manufacturer and Model Number from the Device (usually on a rear label/sticker).
  3. Look up each device from the manufacturer’s web sites to determine the port types, then check the SAP Shopping Cart to see if it is available from Purchasing.
  4. If it is not available, or you were unable to determine the correct adapter needed:
    • Call the User Support Services – Help Desk, and give the information on both devices to our technician.  They will create a ticket and you will get a response with a quote from our vendor for the correct adapter for your situation, if the exact adapter is available.
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