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Laptop won't show on tv using HDMI cable

by mouneer052 / September 1, 2015 9:34 AM PDT

My laptop screen has been broken for almost a year. I've always been using HDMI cable so I can connect my laptop to tv so I can actually use it. Today though, I turned on my laptop and everything was fine, HDMI connected and everything. I got to the screen where you have to login, and after I did login, the screen went black and I can see the mouse pointer for a few seconds until tv lost signal and didn't work again. Incaase this helps, I use windows 10. Please help me figure this out as I really need my laptop. Thank you in advance!

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Try the Fn key to switch displays.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2015 10:17 AM PDT

But this issue is not new. Eventually something happens and we have to repair the laptop.

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I've tried
by mouneer052 / September 1, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

I've tried fn f5 multiple times, nothing happened

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Let's try Safe Mode too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2015 10:39 AM PDT
In reply to: I've tried

It's possible the video mode is not correct for the TV. Your post lacks details such as make, model which may or not help. But I did run into a Windows update that showed only on the main screen then you OK it and then the next time it worked.

This is why you eventually fix the laptop.

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I've tried
by mouneer052 / September 1, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

I've tried fn f5 multiple times, nothing happened

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