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No signal to TV from Laptop via HDMI

by Albertov521 / February 15, 2013 8:45 AM PST

Hello everyone, so I googled this question and followed about every single trouble shoot and no luck.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Windows 7, with intel HD3000 with the latest driver update, I will download the BIOS update right now, and the TV is a Samsung 43" Class Plasma 720p 600Hz HDTV, PN43E450.

Both ports work, I use the exact same cable for my Xbox 360 and it worked fine, I also brought my laptop to my (ex)girfriends house and used the exact same cable and hooked up my laptop to her off-brand "HDTV" via HDMI and it worked at her house.

I already changed the resolution in my laptop to 1024x768 @ 60Hz... nope, still no luck at all. Everytime I connect the HDMI cable to my laptop, my laptop does the bell sound, like saying it found something new, I press Fn+F1 (thats the projector button) and my screen in my laptop goes dark then back to normal and the message stating "might not be optimal resolution" pops up, but my Plasma...nope, not even a flicker, just says "No Signal 1.- Check the cable connections and the settings of your source device 2,- Press source"

I also tried changin the name of the imput to PC, restart both my laptop and TV.... I also tried having my XBOX on and everything showing on my tv, then just diconnect my xbox and connect my laptop as quick as i could, nope, still no luck... I have tried EVERYTHING...

Im kind of going crazy here, lol.

Anyways, any help would be awesome. Thanks!

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Re: No signal to TV from Laptop via HDMI
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 17, 2013 11:15 PM PST

Hi Albertov521,

OK, I'd like you to do this. When your laptop is connected to the TV, right click on the desktop and look at screen resolution. Look in the address bar; this should have brought you to: Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution

If we're at that location, you should see at least one screen. If you only see one, click detect. It should show up as a second monitor in this menu. Let me know what happens here.

HD Tech

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Quick flicker
by Albertov521 / February 22, 2013 12:44 PM PST

Ok this has never happened before, so TV was off, laptop obviously on, on full resolution (1366x768) as tv was off i disconected the HDMI from my xbox and connected it to my laptop, THEN i turned my TV on (i just stopped playing xbox so it was still in same imput) my laptop went dark for a second (as it ussually does) and changed resolution automatically to either 800x600 or 1024x768, it was so quick, but an image quickly appeared on my TV (has never happened before) but then my resolution in my laptop went back to normal and now my TV says no signal.

After that I hit "detect" and it just says "Another Display Not Detected"

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Re: Quick flicker
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 26, 2013 6:39 AM PST
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Will keep trying.
by Albertov521 / February 26, 2013 8:02 AM PST
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Alright, I will try that, I also did download the latest firmware update for the TV and installed it.

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Re: Will keep trying
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 27, 2013 3:56 AM PST
In reply to: Will keep trying.

Hi Albertov521,

If you have any questions about any of the steps, feel free to ask.

HD Tech

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Tried everything in the link... still no luck
by Albertov521 / February 28, 2013 2:46 AM PST
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Hello there.

So I tried every step in the instructions in the link provided, and i still cannot connect my laptop to the tv.

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Re: Tried everything in the link... still no luck
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 28, 2013 5:27 AM PST

Hi Albertov521,

OK, let's take a step back then and let me see what you're seeing. Could you provide pictures and/or a video of the following:

- The Menu at: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution
- The source list in the TV

HD Tech

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Here is a video
by Albertov521 / March 2, 2013 7:06 AM PST

Sure thing! Happy

Who needs pics when you can have video! hahaha

Right before i made the video my desktop showed up on my plasma for like 2 seconds, but never happened again...

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Re: Great video!
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 5, 2013 12:31 AM PST
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Hi Albertov521,

That was immensely helpful. I'm going to guess that second monitor in the video is just an alternate video card for your laptop. Since you've kept the same cable throughout the whole troubleshooting, let's eliminate some kind of weird grounding issue with that. Try another HDMI cable; don't spend a lot of money on it necessarily; we're looking to just have a different HDMI cable.

HD Tech

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Same cable works fine with my Xbox
by Albertov521 / March 17, 2013 6:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Great video!

Sorry I haven't checked the thread on a while, gave up a little bit, I think it is funny that Dell Support is not helping me at all, also, it is not my TV because my friend can connect his laptop fine to mine...

But I use the same HDMI cable for my Xbox and it works just fine, should i still get another cable?

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Re: Great video!
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 18, 2013 5:51 AM PDT

Hi Albertov521,

I wouldn't bother. It seems like you've isolated the problem to your laptop. It may be some kind of graphics card issue or something else like that. I'd keep trying Dell or try Microsoft as well.

HD Tech

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