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PC to TV with HDMI - no signal

by m8en / January 25, 2013 4:36 AM PST

Hi there,

I seem to be having some problems with getting a signal from my PC to my TV through HDMI, which I hope you guys can help me with. The problem is fairly simple, however, after countless hours spent googling, the solution is not (Not in my case anyway)

I have connected my Nvidia GTX 660 to my LG SL8500 HDTV through an HDMI cable, however, my TV doesn't seem to be getting the signal even though I can see my TV under monitor settings and make it the primary screen and so on. I have pretty much tried all the settings, changed resolution, changed HDMI ports on the TV, but my TV keep saying "no signal".

I then tried using a DVI to HDMI converter, and it worked fine, so I though the problem would be the HDMI output on my PC, but since I can see my TV under monitor and graphics settings, there must be some sort of connection.

Could really use some help here.

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Sounds defective to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 3:44 AM PST

Since DVI works the basic settings for size and refresh were OK. What proof is there that HDMI works on this video card?


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Seems unlikely
by m8en / January 26, 2013 5:55 AM PST

The reason I'm not confident that the HDMI output is defective, is that I can see my LG TV in the graphics and screen settings, which means that there is a connection between the two devices.
Also, the GPU is brand new, so it would be strange if it was defective.

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The same thing happens with dead CD drives.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 6:08 AM PST
In reply to: Seems unlikely

They are fine in control panels but can't read or write. I guess your new tech might think the panels are trustworthy but here we have no indication the card, cable is fine. You can get a good idea if the cable is ok by using it to some player/game console.

But the storage does seem to repeat a lot. Folk seem to not want to accept it's not working and don't want to have the card maker/vendor prove it's OK.

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