This Instructable is for whoever's job it is to run sound/computer operations at Heart of Junction in Grand Junction, CO when I, the main sound/techie guy, have to be gone for some reason or another. I apologize if it is long, but I'm going to try to cover everything in one shot. Bear with me, it's not too complicated, I promise.
Step 1: Turn on the power
Beneath the table is a bunch of wires and two power strips with lots of stuff plugged into them. To initiate everything, turn on the power on the smaller of the two strips. This should turn on the sound boards and the computer montior. You can tell if things are on if there are lights turned on.
This is also a great time to plug in your laptop you will be using. The outlet I use is highlighted in the picture.
Step 2: Boot Your Computer and Connect the External Monitor/Projector
If you haven't done so yet, plug in your computer, and turn it on. Look on the side or back of your laptop for an outlet like the one in the first photo. This is where you attach the monitor to. Go ahead and attach the monitor cable. Don't worry if nothing comes up on the screen, we'll fix that next.
Optional: Tighten down a screw or two if you have any worries about the cable coming unplugged. (I usually tighten one just in case.)