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Sound not working, Only have HDMI Sound Output, But no HDMI port in PC

Q: Sound not working, Only have HDMI Sound Output, But no HDMI port in PC

Hi there, My sound is not working. I only have a HDMI Sound output. However, I don't have any HDMI Output in my computer. I reinstalled windows a couple of times lately, but i don't know for sure if thats the problem.
Right now im using Windows 7 32-Bit, My hardware specs are: CPU: Intel Duo 2 Core. Graphics Card: AMD ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series. Any help or such will be Very much appreciated

A: Sound not working, Only have HDMI Sound Output, But no HDMI port in PC

the HDMI sound is most likely off your GPU but that series seems to not have a HDMI port so that is odd. If you can make sure your onboard audio is on in your BIOS and also run the tool on this page so that you can update all your system info for us. System Info - See Your System Specs

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Using an XPS Studio 16 recently the HDMI port I have been using to connect my laptop to my speakers has been acting up. After connecting to my speakers the output automatically shifts to the speakers, however there is no audio. When I open the volume control panel it shows audio output being sent to the speakers. So far, the only thing that has resolved this issue is a restart, however after restarting no settings changed from the time when the issue occurred.

I have made sure my speakers are searching for input from the port I have connected it to.

Any help would be appreciated. Also, tell me any information I need to give you in order to help you, help me.

A:HDMI Audio Port Showing Output w/ No Sound

When using HDMI, the HDMI needs to be set as the Default Audio Device in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound Panel. If the "Speaker" is set as the default audio device there will not be any HDMI audio.

Best option for Dell support is the Dell community users form, Laptop Section. HERE It is a users helping users forum, like this one, and some very knowledgeable Dell hardware users there.

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Hello everyone,
I have a bit of a problem here. My AMD HDMI Output Audio Device is not working even though its set on default on playback devices and the computer and monitor sound is on. Was wondering whats wrong here.
My apologies if there were similar threads about this, as I just made an account and didn't get to check them up. Although I did search google and there were few cases with people that were using NVIDIA, since I'm not using it I would like to know how to solve this. I'll keep in touch and add additional info if needed. Thanks in advance.

A:AMD HDMI Output sound not working

My AMD HDMI Output Audio Device is not working even though its set on default on playback devices and the computer and monitor sound is on

Welcome to the forum, we will try to help you. Please fill in the "My System Specs".

That statement is a little confusing. How is the Computer and Monitor sound connected?

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My playback device for my HDMI output is an AMD HDMI Output. I just got a new Bush Smart TV after cracking my old LG. HDMI output sound worked perfectly fine on my old tv and it works fine on my other Samsung TV. However the soud only refuses to work on my new Bush TV.

The picture works fine and I can see everything perfectly on the tv screen, but the sound just wont work and only works on the laptop.

Whenever I test my AMD HDMI Output with this TV, I get the error message saying - This Device is being used by another application. Please close any devices that are playing audio to this device and try again.

I don't get this error message when connected to my other TV(s). Sound and Picture works perfectly fine, yet the sound doesn't work on my new TV.

Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? I tried to update my sound driver, but it's up to date, and I've made sure that it is the correct playback device selected. Nothing seems to work though.

A:HDMI output not working (just sound)

I've got the exact same problem with a different type of bush tv, I get the same error and I cant play any test sounds
I've updated all my amd drivers,tried different cables, the tv works fine with my playstation but no sound at all from the pc.

Have you had any luck in fixing your problem?

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Had to replace motherboard from authorized acer parts dealer now I get no sound through HDMI port. I did through the original board until it got fried by electrical surge. Can any one help or send me a picture of the inside the same model to make sure all jumpers on the motherboard are in the right spot. Or if any one else had this problem tell me how you fix it. It does not have HDMI sound icon in the mixer. What I have done:
1. I have looked for disabled devices.
2. Tried looking in sound mixer settings for the default audio.
3. New install and drivers.
4. Tried a system utility software RegInOut. Looking for serious replies on fix even if it was not an Acer.

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad-Core Processor 640,
Windows 7 Home Premium,
NVIDIA GeForce 9200 Chipset, NVIDIA GeForce 9200 Graphics Integrated ,
4096MB DDR3 Memory,
1TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product ? variable RPM),
16X DVD?R/RW SuperMulti Drive,
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader,
802.11b/g/n Wireless,
High Definition Audio with 5.1-Channel Audio Support,

Any help appericated

A:NO SOUND TROUGH HDMI ON ACER AX3400-U3032 and No HDMI Icon in sound se

Welcome to the Seven Forums

One thing you could try is to open up the Control panel then click on Sound and then go to the Playback tab and see if there is anything in there to enable it that's what I had to do on my laptop.


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GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

(Note 3) Simultaneous output for DVI-D and HDMI is not supported.

What I'm trying to do is output just my sound to the receiver via HDMI cable, but still use the DVI to my monitor for video. From the note above taken from the MB specs, sounds like this is not possible.

This is new business to me and wondering how others do this, seems little information I can find. I am ordering a HDMI to DVI cable so I can disconnect the DVI cable from the computer and instead run both video and sound through HDMI to the receiver, then the video to the monitor. Hoping this works.

If all fails then I am relegated to separate digital through S/PDIF optical link, to my receiver. According to the experts this is less than ideal since now, the multi-channel dolby and DTS signals can only be received via HDMI.

Wondering if I get a Blu-ray player for my computer how this is going to all work out. Hoping that HDMI to DVI cable does the trick.

Anyone with experience with this kind of set-up and the aforementioned hardware greatly appreciated.

And Happy NEW YEAR!

A:Gigabyte HDMI output to Yamaha receiver - no sound output

As you have a separate video card, its capabilities should determine how the video works, not the motherboard. The video is routed to the video card.

If you had some type of integrated Video on the motherboard then the motherboard's specs would apply. For example, I have an Intel i7 3770 CPU and this model has built in Intel HD4000 video which is routed to motherboard video connectors and thus the motherboard would determine how the video is distributed. However, I'm using a separate video card and thus that determines how video is distributed.

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Hello, please help.

I have my laptop Dell Studio connected to Hitachi HDTV input, the problem is that the TV displays picture (although not in full recommended resolution, not sure why either), but the sound is not coming out from the TV speakers. The audio device manager shows as if sound is being used, the little green bars move up/down when something is being played but no actual sound is heard.

I have attached a picture of the audio device manager page to show you how is configured right now.

I'm desperate and I don't know what to do.

A:No sound on HDMI TV Output

Please somebody help!

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Hey all,

I have a problem with the HDMI output on my laptop. I've tried to research the problem and for the most part the answer is to set the default playback device to the HDMI output. I do this, and even when I click the 'Test' button, the bell rings through the speakers of the TV, along with other system noises like error popups. However, when I try to watch movies or listen to music there is no sound from the TV. I can even be playing a song, press the 'Test' button, and it rings just fine.... but no music. It's making me and I need some help!

A:No Sound on HDMI Output to TV

I solved this by going in to the sound options on my computer (which you can access in your control panel or right click bottom of desktop speaker) then set your sound default as HDMI. thats what i did worked a treat

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Sony PC to Toshiba TV- no sound. I have used this many times without a problem. I've checked the cable and tried other HDMI inputs on TV. Computer is Sony w/ I3 chip running windows 7. thanks

A:No Sound - HDMI output

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I have a HP pavillion dv6 and cannot get sound to transfer via HDMI ?

I have icons for Headphones/speakers and bluetooth handsfree but no icon for HDMI how do I restore icon as i think this may be the problem ?

Any shortcuts - advise will be appreciated on my old laptop there were function keys that controlled HDMI out put surely there must be one on this system ??


A:no sound output on tv through hdmi ??

did you download and install the hdmi drivers ? is it listed in (device manager\ sound)?

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A while back I purchased a Creative Labs external USB sound card for my notebook.
It seems ever since I installed the drivers for the external sound card,
I am unable to receive sound through my notebook's HDMI output.
Can anyone help with this?

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I have laptop model HP 8530w. I got video as plug & play. But sound doesn't work until I restart. I have to keep HDMI cable connected while restarting. As soon as it works without any change right after the restart. In control panel there is audio manger indie speaker, headphone, digital audio(S/PDIF). If I change to speaker as default it works fine in laptop speaker. But same way if I set digital audio it doesn't work. It only works after restart. Also as soon as laptop goes to sleeping mode (hibernate), I have to restart to get the sound output by HDMI cable to HD tv.

How to get sound to hd tv by HDMI output without restart?

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I have a mobo that supports optical out, along with a GTX295 that has HDMI. The problem is, I broke the S/PDIF connector pins on the GPU, so I can't connect it to the mobo pins. I need this cable for sound-over-HDMI to work, correct?

The second question - I am connecting to TV and home theatre, by the way - is what's the go with the optical? I did try for about half an hour, but no dice. The Yamaha receiver simply didn't get any sound out of it (TV optical out works). I did change audio output in windows, tried 'HDMI - no audio' mode in Nvidia settings, etc.

Is there some sort of option that is overriding my mobo optical out with the (faulty) HDMI out on GPU? I'd love to get this working..

Edit: Third question.. I am of the belief that the optical will only give me 5.1 in games if the receiver and game are both in a supported format, e.g. Dolby something-something. Is HDMI bound by these same rules?

A:HDMI/optical sound output

Bumpity bump.

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Hi there,

new to this forum but i've been searching around today trying to find an answer to this problem i'm having.

I've bought an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to TV, i've gone into the control panel and checked that "show disabled devices" and "show disconnected devices" are both allowed and still i dont seem to get an option for HDMI for audio. The picture has come through fine, but nothing I do with the audio seems to work.

Any suggestions please?

A:HDMI Sound output issues

There might be an option in your BIOS for HDMI audio output. I have these options: Auto, Enable, Disable.

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I am astonished by how primitive the Windows 7 sound system is.

The setup:
An HDMI cable connects a Radeon HD 6870 to my Samsung TV.
I use the TV for both video and audio output.

Windows seems to detect whether the output device supports audio and how many audio channels it has. The problem is, it does that in a very unwise way.

If I turn my TV on, and then start Windows, things work fine.

Now, if I start Windows, and THEN turn my TV on, I get no audio. The only "fix" is to logoff and login again so that it re-checks the TV (now turned on), and sees it supports stereo audio output.

Even worse: if I turn my TV on, start Windows and for some reason turn the TV off, the sound gets disabled as well!

I have never seen a problem like this surface from the order of turning things on.

Sometimes I like to plug my PC into my Blu-Ray Home Theater. The wiring is very similar:
HDMI cable from the Radeon into a Sony BDV-E280 Home Theater.

It supports 5.1 audio. My card supports up to 7.1 channels output through HDMI, and I have tested two different HDMI cables.

However, added to the previously specified audio problems, for some reason Windows thinks the output source (the 5.1 home theater) has only two channels, so all I get is STEREO.

I have tried updating drivers, even downloading different drivers, searching for some hacks that could solve it at all...

I found a thread once of a guy who had the exact same problem and got it to work on Linux ... Read more

A:HDMI sound output problems

Just to add to the drama: today I left my TV on the whole evening, uselessly wasting its capacitors and shortening the screen lifetime, while I was out so that I wouldn't have to deal with the sound problem when I get back home.

That's a major OS design flaw and I haven't seen anyone that had any of these problems ever finding a solution.
Your help may help many others as well.


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So ya title saays it.
but there is on thing tht i want to add is tht i hav tried going into playback devices but for some reason it says nothing bout the hdmi. It just says "speakers" and "realtek digital output".

A:Can't get sound to work through hdmi output through my tv!

I do this with my TV too

The first place I would look is to make sure that Windows detected the HDMI display properly.

Look in Device manager with the TV connected and turned on.
Click the Windows Orb (used to be the START button in XP)
Device Manager
and you should see a link to click for it.

In the Device Manager window see if there is anything under
Other Devices
or if any items have a question mark or exclamation mark on them.

If you see anything like that let us know what it is and someone can tell you what to do next.(it depends on what exactly you see)

Also what kind of video card are you plugging the HDMI into? I use an ATI card.


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Hi all.

I sucessfully got bootcamp to work on my iMac, and the only issue that I have run across is that I do not have any sound whatsoever coming out of my speakers.

The sound icon just remains at the speaker with a red cross, and no matter what I do, I just can't get it to work.
In Device Manager, the sound device that is being used is 'AMD High Definition Audio Device', and I can't seem to find an update for it anywhere. Under the sound area of control panel, if I go to the playback tab it says that the only available playback device is 'AMD HDMI Output', and it says that is "not plugged in".

Would anybody have any advice whatsoever? I honestly don't know what to do at this point, I have tried to search on this topic but it just always seems to lead me to a completely different problem that doesn't help me.

Thank you very much in advance.
Sky W.

A:AMD HDMI Output 'not plugged in', no sound

I've attached some photos for your convenience and understanding.

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Problem: AMD HDMI output would not play sound via HDMI cable to monitor speakers.

Testing the AMD HDMI sound output gave the following error message:

Device in use by another application?

This FIX worked for this hardware configuration.

? MSI motherboard
? Realtek Audio onboard (built into motherboard)
? AMD Video board installed withHDMI cable to monitor
? See how the Device Manager sound devices should look when correctly configured below.


1. The Realtek HDMI Drivers had been assigned to the AMD HDMI card under Device Manager, Sound, Video and Game Controllers.

2. There are multiple hardware devices/drivers that are conflicting.

Actions Required:

1. There are 2 instances of the AMD HDMI card that should be shown under Device Manager.

2. You must uninstall the Realtek hardware and drivers so that only the AMD HDMI device is showing.

3. The AMD HDMI and Microsoft device drivers must be assigned to the AMD hardware.

How to fix:
1. Under the Device Manager sub-heading ?Audio inputs and outputs?
? AMD HDMI Output (High definition Audio device)
? Right click and select Properties, Driver, should show driver provided by: Microsoft

2. Under the heading ?Sound, Video and Game Controllers?
? AMD High definition audio device
? Right click on the device to display the menu window
? Select Properties, Driver tab
? Driver Provider should say: Advanced Micro Devices
If t... Read more

A:FIX - AMD HDMI no sound output to monitor speakers

Originally Posted by laserlight

Problem: AMD HDMI output would not play sound via HDMI cable to monitor speakers.

Testing the AMD HDMI sound output gave the following error message:

Device in use by another application?

This FIX worked for this hardware configuration.

? MSI motherboard
? Realtek Audio onboard (built into motherboard)
? AMD Video board installed withHDMI cable to monitor
? See how the Device Manager sound devices should look when correctly configured below.


1. The Realtek HDMI Drivers had been assigned to the AMD HDMI card under Device Manager, Sound, Video and Game Controllers.

2. There are multiple hardware devices/drivers that are conflicting.

Actions Required:

1. There are 2 instances of the AMD HDMI card that should be shown under Device Manager.

2. You must uninstall the Realtek hardware and drivers so that only the AMD HDMI device is showing.

3. The AMD HDMI and Microsoft device drivers must be assigned to the AMD hardware.

How to fix:
1. Under the Device Manager sub-heading ?Audio inputs and outputs?
? AMD HDMI Output (High definition Audio device)
? Right click and select Properties, Driver, should show driver provided by: Microsoft

2. Under the heading ?Sound, Video and Game Controllers?
? AMD High definition audio device
? Right click on the device to display the menu window
? Select Properties, Driver tab
? Driver Provider should say: Advanced Micro Devices
If the driver provider is wrong you will need to... Read more

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This is on the Azulle Access PC stick with a Westinghouse TV. Video output through HDMI is fine. But no sound goes through. TV speakers work fine with different sources, so it's not the TV.
I updated the audio driver. No change.

Here is my audio devices:

A:No sound through HDMI output - Azulle Access

I have the exact same setup, Azulle Access connected to Westinghouse TV. I'll look at my drivers when I get home. I would look at updating drivers online for I2C controllers and GPO controllers under system devices. Those all pulled new drivers. Also check the Display Adapter controller driver for updates online.

You didn't really post a screenshot of your drivers - only your sound control panel. For the actual drivers you want to look in Device Manager. Do you have any unknown devices or exclamation points in Device Manager?

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Hi, I have a soundmax HDMI Audio Intregrated Soundcard
I want to use the SOUND OUTPUT, that comes from my computers
Lets say Im using itunes, i wanna play that music to someone else through msn.
Its not working.
I've checked the settings for msn, for recording devices.
I've uninstalled, restarted, but still no.
Theres no sound coming from ANY of the microphone devices.
im using speakers as my sound device for normal audio listening not sending.
additional details please ask


adittional details

( when i go to sound, recording devices, microphone as default or line in)
there is no sound levels at the blue bar with horizontal lines, that's suppose to have green bars appearring to show activity, there is nothing on each of em i try)

A:Recording Sound With HDMI OUTPUT DEVICE

no tips?

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I've just received my Laptop back from repair and all seems to be well, I had my screen panel replaced, gpu replaced(from 570m to 670m), new hard drive and CPU fan. However the problem I seem to be having is that internal speakers are completely not working.

I can see that bolume bar in for my internal speakers is actually changing but there is no sound. My system is not muted (unless there's some secret button I'm missing out on) No matter what i try it seems that sound will not work through my internal speakers, I've plugged in my Razer headset(Kraken) that works with my other computer but is not even detected when plugged in the Audio jacks of my laptop(Doesnt even pick up the microphone) and this did work before I sent it out for repair. Sound only works through HDMI output into a TV/Monitor.

Now I'm not sure if this some software configuration that I have to do or something physical with the hardware but I would prefer to not have to send it back as it would take a month to get back to me and also the repair company states that if the problem is due to software then they will charge.

I assume it's a conflict that Realtek HD audio manager is having or something but none of my devices show up on the RealtekHD Audio Manager nor do I get a pop up when a device is detected(which is what normally would of happened)

I5 2430
GTX 670m
Win 7 64 bit
8gb Ram

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A:Sound works through HDMI output but not internal speakers.

What is set as default in the Output Devices?

Right click the volume control, select output devices, set realtek audio (or speakers) as default.

Repeat for input devices to get the mic working

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i got a new graphics cards fitted to my pc as my last one died the new card is a Radeon hd4770 the problem is that i cant get audio sound through hdmi wire when i am sending the signal to my tv

when i go on playback option on sound config page it says ATI HDMI OUTPUT not plugged in and wont let me enable it

as anyone got any clues

A:problem with Radeon hd4770 no hdmi sound output

when you got the card what came with it? was there a wee cable a really thin one with tiny plugs on it? (its an SPDIF connector)

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I have an Acer Aspire laptop.
Playback devices show SPEAKERS - Real Tek High Definition Audio.

The computer will not play surround sound when plugged into my SMART TV. The HDMI output is not disconnected or disabled.

I think it is a driver problem. I recently reinstalled my sound drivers and now have a problem playing off this laptop onto the TV via an HDMI cable (movies, You tube,etc.) My other laptop wrks fine and the ATI HDMI output icon is alive and well

I have been screwing around with this problem for close to 3 hours and despite researching this on the Intenet, I cannot find a solution.

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I've pluged a HDMI cable from my laptop into my TV and theres no sound coming from the TV just the laptop speakers. I've tried going into my control -> sound options -> playback -> and setting the HDMI output to default but still no luck, whats listed is :

Realtek Digital Output (Optical)
Realtek HDMI Output
Digital Output device (HDMI)

and next to each one listed is like a sound meter, the only one thats active is the speakers at the top which im guessing is the laptop speakers.

A:No sound output from HDMI cable in my tv, only laptop speakers

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I have a hp Pavilion dv5 notebook pc with windows vista home premium. I can't get sound from my hdmi cable to my tv. I've tried going to my
sound properties and switch my default from my speakers device to my hdmi device; but still no sound. The wierd thing is, I clicked the "test" and there was the sound from hdmi cable and I can hear the test "BEEPS" on my tv. However, I tried to play something on youtube and I can't hear a thing. ahh!!! Help please its driving me nuts!

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I bought a new 2nd hand pc today when i put it up in my home there was no sound.When i checked the sounds it said amd hdmi output not plugged in.i checked the dxdiag and there was no sound card detected.Here is my dx diag
System Information
Time of this report: 12/24/2014, 21:02:14
Machine name: RYE-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X2 555 Processor (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3584MB RAM
Page File: 1944MB used, 5220MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: The file aticfx32.dll,aticfx32.dll,aticfx32.dll,atiumdag.dll,atidxx32.dll,atiumdva.cap is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
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A:AMD HDMI output not plugged in,no sound card detected in dxdiag

The AMD HDMI is ONLY for HDMI audio and not for regular PC audio. Unless there is an HDMI cable plugged in, you will get the no cable plugged in notice.

Please post the motherboard manufacturer and model number. Without that I can't say what sound is on the PC's motherboard (for regular PC audio). But, if the PC audio is enabled in the BIOS and is Windows 7 compatible, Windows would install the generic, basic function, HD Audio Driver (Codec) and the PC sound would work. If the sound chip on the motherboard is not Windows 7 compatible (an old Win XP hardware) you will have to install a sound card to have PC audio.

The DX Diag, because the sound is not there, does not help.

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Is there any driver / software (or hardware) available that can bridge the audio output for both the hdmi audio video card and the on-board sound card so that i can get sound from these two sources simultaneously?

using the audio settings in xp it only gives you one option to play sounds via one output, on my system one being the hdmi (ATI audio video card) into my HDTV which then cuts off the sound via the speaker system from my 5.1 audio from the motherboard. or vice versa.

can anyone help as i would like to have sound output from my HDTV and also the 5.1 speaker system at the same time? Cheers

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Hello everyone, you guys seem to know your stuff so Ill ask for your help:

I have a frustrating problem with my brand new XPC Shuttle computer. Everything works fine, just not sound. I tried hooking up the computer via HDMI to a TV for the first time as I didnt have a monitor - sound works just fine. Then later I removed the casing and installed 4 more Gbs of RAM for a total of 8. In order to do this I had to remove and reinsert the videocard. Computer was never on during that procedure.

Now, I cannot for the love of God make this computer produce sound trough the (correctly) connected audio jacks while it is hooked up to a proper pc monitor - Ive tried with numerous speaker/headphone devices which all are in mint condition (confirmed with other devices).

My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. In the sound manager down in the corner it said at first only "Realtek Digital Output". I figured this could mean that somehow, using HDMI cable (as it was the first monitor I used the system on) that the system defaulted on a HDMI output for sound. It would not show bars for anything else, and Speaker/Headphone devices were listed as "not connected" - despite clearly being so. It seemed at first like a problem with drivers - classic stuff. Please dont go there: Drivers are installed, up to date.

Then I launched Realtek HD audio manager and checked the box "Disable front panel jack detection" - as instructed by the program in case I had proble... Read more

A:HDMI sound output works just fine, audio jacks not at all! New PC

My problem seems very similiar to this gentleman's:

No Audio Output via Front and Rear Jacks

He seems to not have found a fix to his problem too. About my system: Could you guys look at the pictures attached to this post?

Thank you so much for any insight or help!

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hi, i recently upgraded my HP ENVY 23 from windows 8 to windows 10. my problem is that when i had windows 8 and i plugged my ps4 into the hdmi port everything worked fine. now that i have upgradded to windows 10 i still get the image but there is no sound. is there anything i can do to fix this? thanks

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So, the other day I decided to finally bring my parents into the 21st century and show them the wonders of HDMI... They were amazed. Anyway I plug the cable in and everything goes swimmingly. Until someone (my mom) decides that she wants the TV back to normal. So instead of switching the input on our multisystem TV, she pulls the HDMI cable (quite harshly) out of my computer, by the cable not the plug portion. I'm not sure what she did or how she did it... but my computer stopped reading its own speakers. I freaked and restarted the laptop. It came back on and it read the internal speakers again. Everything seemed okay, until yesterday when I tried to plug the HDMI back in. Now, it wont read the HDMI cable for audio. It transmits the picture, but the sound doesn't come out of the TV it comes out of my computer. I tried going to the speaker tab and opened the mixer, nothing was muted. I opened the device manager and it said HDMI audio was installed, opened that up and it said the device was working properly. I tried opening up the audio window to see if I could manually switch to HDMI and the option wasn't even there. I plugged in my headphones and they work just fine. I'm at a loss here. I'm beginning to think a pin was pulled out along with the HDMI cable the first time. But I don't know if its possible to replace just the HDMI port... Gah... Help me please...
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A:My HDMI Port Won't Transfer Sound :(

if you goto Control Panel - Sound - what do you see for HDMI sound, with the cable connected and then not connected - is HDMI sound selected at all ?

perhaps a screen shot

do you have a different cable you can try ?
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here

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MY screen has VGA hooked up from my graphics card to the TV. Is that why there is no sound? Other than that I put the TV as default sound and no sound.

A:Solved: Hooked up HDMI port and no sound?

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Hi Folks

First question that I really need an answer for if possible!
I have an HP DX6100MT that i got from work - i installed an NVidia 9600 GT Graphics card. Thing is, in order to play sound from the pc onto my Sony LCD, i apparently need to connect the SPDIF. Fine, no probs, except - i dont seem to have an spdif port on the motherboard - i've looked and looked and nothing seems even remotely similar. I'm wondering if i'm going blind! Can anyone help - could it look or be called anything else? is it even possible that a computer that is like only 3 years old doesnt have an spdif out?

Damsel in distress call for help!


PS: running xp

A:Sound Via HDMI - Can't find SPDIF out port...

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New laptop only shows internal card drivers so no chance to switch sound to HDMI. Are there any W10 drivers available for the sound on the HDMI port - image is fine.  Needed for church projection system.

A:No sound to TV from HDMI port Envy Laptop 15-ae107na

@fundif? Try these 2 drivers. "Then reboot." REO

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I am new to the forums, please take care of me. My friends told me to post problems on this site.

Yesterday, I bought a 10m HDMI cable and I plug it from my TV to my CPU. Everything was fine. The only thing was one of the games which requires Port COM1 and COM2 could not access.

I tried disabling the HDMI sound and it worked. Is there any way to change the COM port for the HDMI sound? I tried going settings on Windows and could not find any.

I just need the sound because it's a music game, from the Arcade. Everything was perfect before plugging my computer to the HDMI.

M:MiCmd: NodeAcs Task Start
M:MiCmd: BoudRate : 57600, ByteSize : 8, Parity : 0, StopBit : 0
M:MiCmd: COM Port 2 Open Error
M:MiCmd: Port 2 : Error 3 Node 2, step 1
M:MiCmd: MicomMain End
W:net: ctrl: sz_buf(4) < 8
M:xrpc: module_add: 0: game.get
M:xrpc: module_add: 1:


A:Port got used by enabling HDMI Sound and cannot enter Game


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After I installed my new graphics card physically, I switched my display to a Sony LCD TV and plugged it into the HDMI port on the graphics card. After that, I installed all included device drivers and have since updated my Catalyst drivers. Still, I don't seem to have any sound from the TV, though I can still get sound by hooking up my speakers...

Despite that, I'd really like to get sound out of my TV. Any advice? Here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz 37 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
8.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-18)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. CG5270 (LGA775)
SONY TV @ 1360x768
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Hard Drives
977GB Hitachi Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 ATA Device (IDE) 44 ?C
Optical Drives
High Definition Audio Device


A:No Sound from HDMI Port after installing ATI Radeon 5750 graphics card

Check your sound and see if your device is disabled.

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Hey, I've been looking for help for this for 2 days straight and still haven't found any help.

Basicly about 3 or 4 weeks ago, my motherboard or graphics card went, i had the computer repaired and it arrived a few days ago.

I've plugged it all in but i can't get any sound.
I've changed my Bios, uninstalled and reinstalled drivers, did some roll backs, plugged in the S/pdif cable altered my properties and still no luck.

Can anyone help me?

The screen shot below is of what my Playback Devices panel looks like when iTunes is on.
I'll give any information i can.

A:HDMI to HDMI, Great Picture, no sound. Need Help.

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hi i need help ive recently got a pc where the sound was working fine from my PC to my TV via HDMI. windows installed a few updates and now the sounds not working but the picture is. i cant get any sound to work though different HMDI cables (like i said was working a fine previously). when checking the sound devices its saying that i do not have a HDMI plugged in to which i do. (thinking it may be a driver issue i deleted and reinstalled). ive tried with 2 other different hdmis also please help.

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I have my laptop connected to my TV via HDMI. The video works but the sound plays through the laptop speakers. This sound worked yesterday and for the last year or so but for some reason it stopped working today. When I go into my playback devices I only have two listed (Speakers and Headphones, Independent Headphones) and no more devices pop up when I right-click and check "show disabled devices." The only thing that I can think of that may have changed any settings is that I downloaded an AC3 codec. I have since uninstalled it. I have also tried a system restore to no avail. Does anyone know anything else that I could try to correct this issue?


A:HDMI sound not working

Reinstall the Video drivers, as a first step. The video drivers also include HDMI audio drivers.

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after I updated from windows 8.1 to windows 10 sound will no longer go through hdmi to my tv. I tried to update the drivers it says the driver is up to date but it gives an error thatThis device cannot start. (Code 10){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful.the hardware id is HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8086&DEV_2807&SUBSYS_80860101&REV_1000

A:HDMI sound not working on laptop

Hi: What is the full model number or product number of your notebook? The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number.

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Hello, i recently purchased a new lg monitor and the sound isn't working on it. I have build in speakers on the monitor, and on the playback devices it says it playing sound but i hear nothing. I tried to used nvidia to fix the problem but nothing working atm any tips?

A:New monitor to hdmi , sound not working

Hi welcome to the forum

could you post a screen shot of the default playback device page.
also could you list make and model of monitor

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Hi, so I recently installed a new card, the r9 270x, and the card works fine, but after installing, my sound stopped working out of both my front and rear audio ports. It just emits a veeery loud buzzing instead (and my mic doesn't work in the mic in port, its all of them). However, my HDMI port still lets me play sound through my second monitor, and my USB webcam still works as a mic. But, obviously, this isn't exactly optimal for someone on games 24/7.

Now, during installation, i accidentally installed nvidia drivers (i'm an idiot, the card was given to me in an nvidia box and i didn't think to check it, its second hand from family), and i'm also uncertain whether i knocked something during installation. I've attempted to uninstall the nvidia drivers (apparently they can get clingy?) and i took the computer to a repair shop to see what they said (they had no idea, but i'm guessing if i'd messed up with hardware they would have noticed).

The card was an upgrade from a 7850, so not much of a difference in power, and i'm using a 600w corsair psu, so i thought it would be enough.

So, any theories? Repair shop basically said "replace the motherboard, but we have no idea whats wrong with it". All i can think of is that apparently cards that draw a lot of power can cause disruption in wires or something like that, or maybe the onboard sound just decided to die (would hdmi still be able to output sound if onboard audio wasn't working?).

Thanks a lot,

A:Sound ports not working (but does through hdmi)

Okay, if noone knows what went wrong here, does anyone think buying a sound card will fix the problem?

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I am aware that there are a number of threads on this topic here and elsewhere, yet I have spent hours searching, reading, and attempting fixes to no avail.

I have a computer with a NVIDIA GeForce GT240 graphics card that is passing audio and video via HDMI through a Denon AVR-591 receiver, and on to a 5.1 speaker set up. As many other people have experienced, I get left and right stereo audio but not surround sound. My graphics drivers are fully updated, and set to 5.1 audio in the controls for sound. In fact, in that configure window, I can click each of my five speakers and my sub individually to test, and they all work! As soon as I try to play anything through any media player, however, I go back to stereo sound.

My understanding is that if the source (my music and junk) is stereo audio, that is all it will play. Is there any third party app that will mix the audio to surround? Is there some other clever way I can set this stuff up? Any other bright ideas? Thanks much for any help in advance.

A:HDMI 5.1 surround sound not working

treblig83, welcome to the forums.

Do 5.1 sources play in 5.1? If so that rules out it being a 5.1 problem, and makes it that you need some kind of surround sound upmix to be done. I have no idea if there is anything like that for the audio on the Nvidia cards that have a sound card built into them. What you need to look for is some kind of speaker fill option (called Speaker Fill on Realtek, CMSS3d on Creative), or something like Dolby Digital Live (needs to be supported by the card and/or drivers, and can't be just installed as far as I know).

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My computer IS able to send sound through the HDMI port as I remember it working once. It isn't working now though. I have a Nvidia Geforce GT 120 video card and my sound did work once i believe when I was allowed the option for S/pdif output, but now I only have 3 options shown in the photo. I'm hoping someone can help me fix this? I've tried re-installing and uninstalling the realtek stuff.

A:Windows 7 HDMI sound not working

Quote: Originally Posted by Nitial

My computer IS able to send sound through the HDMI port as I remember it working once. It isn't working now though. I have a Nvidia Geforce GT 120 video card and my sound did work once i believe when I was allowed the option for S/pdif output, but now I only have 3 options shown in the photo. I'm hoping someone can help me fix this? I've tried re-installing and uninstalling the realtek stuff.

The HDMI port must be connected to an active HDMI device for it to show up unless you right click an item in the sound control panels playback devices list and select show disconnected devices like this:

You then have to select it and make it default.

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Hi there, I'd really appreciate if this could work, the details of my system are as follows:

Dell XPS L502X
Nvidia GT 525M

I have downloaded the Realtek Drivers as mentioned here for the Windows 8 version, plug in the HDMI cable but still the output doesn't go to the TV but sound plays from the laptop speakers.

Earlier when I used this along with the Win 7 OS, it worked flawlessly. I don't know what the problem is. I've tried uninstalling the windows drivers and then installing Realtek drivers but still doesn't work.

Any help would be appreciated. I've attached the screenshots of device manager as well along with audio properties.

A:No audio output through HDMI port to TV

I've also tried downloading the ATI HDMI driver, I don't know why I don't have an ATI board anyway.. but from this site obviously it says no supporting device was found on the system.

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Hi all, I have an Acer S7 392 ultrabook, with a water damaged HDMI port. I have successfully used the supplied display port -> VGA adaptor to connect a monitor, but I need to be using HDMI. Is it possible to get a display port -> HDMI adaptor for this ultrabook? Thanks in advance   

A:S7 392: HDMI output via Display Port

Noone has any idea?

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Hi all, I have an Acer S7 392 ultrabook, with a water damaged HDMI port. I have successfully used the supplied display port -> VGA adaptor to connect a monitor, but I need to be using HDMI. Is it possible to get a display port -> HDMI adaptor for this ultrabook? Thanks in advance   

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Hi, I have a smimilar problem. i am unisng a HP envy 23 machine.The HDMI sound in was working perfectly file with windows 8.1 and as i upgraded to windows 10 the HDMI sould just disappeared.I have tried and searched the web for solutions but am unable to find one.I intent to use the HP envy screen as a TV screen as well by attaching it with the settop box via a HDMI cable.The video is there but no sound. I have already checked the device manager for any malfunctioning driver have updated all the drivers as well. but everything seems to be working fine. please help.

A:HDMI sound not working after updating from windows 8.1 to wo...

Hi: Since the graphics portion of the HDMI is working, what I suggest is this... Download and install this free file utility.  The 2nd driver on the list is for 64 bit. After you install 7-Zip, download and save, but do not run this graphics driver. This package provides the driver for the NVIDIA GeForce graphics solutions in supported models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp63891.exe After you download the graphics driver file, right click on it and select 7-zip from the list of items. Have 7-Zip Extract to:  and let it extract the file into its folder name (sp63891). After that is done, go to the device manager and click to expand the Sound, Video and Game Controllers device manager category. There should be two audio devices listed under that category. An IDT HD audio device, and there should be another unnamed HD Audio device.  The unnamed  HD audio device is the HDMI audio device that needs a driver. Click on the generic HD audio device. Click on the driver tab.  Click on Update Driver. Select the Browse my computer for driver software option and browse to the driver folder 7-Zip created. Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked and the driver should install. Then restart the PC and see if the HDMI audio works.    

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Greetings. Windows 7, two monitors, one HDMI and I extend that one to a Samsung TV. Could get sound through HDMI monitor and the Pioneer AV receiver. Then tried to update to Windows 10. Worked for a week then quit. Called MS and they reinstalled Windows 7. Back in business except now I have no sound in the monitor OR the AV receiver. All driver software is up to date. Have tried switching between Realtek Digital Output and AMD HDMI Output as default, but get no sound. The Realtek will show sound moving the volume icon but the AMD doesn't show anything moving.

Another thing I noticed is that the Samsung TV used to show up in my display properties, but no longer does. Not sure if that's relevant or not. I use a Rocketfish HDMI interface to extend to the TV. I have changed nothing in the hardware set up/cabling etc. since the crash with Windows 10 and reinstall of Windows 7.

I sure would appreciate any help figuring this out. I've browsed everything I can find and none of the "fixes" I've tried works so far. Thank you.

A:Reinstalled Windows 7 - no sound working HDMI

Using AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68B8) AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series - again, not sure if this is relevant, but the first time I tried a video after the reinstall, it wouldn't work based on the sound, not the video card. I can see video now, but no sound. Thanks.

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When i plug my hdmi cable into my laptop to my tv and i set digital output device HDMI as my default so that I can hear the sound from my computer... but when i unplug my hdmi cable and set my speakers as the default my sound wont work unless i restart my laptop.

How can I fix this problem its driving me crazy

Also do I have to always change my default sound when i plug in my hdmi cable its rather annoying

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sorry for starting a new thread but i have searched through so many and still not found a fix for my issue

I was watching a movie and sound worked perfectly fell asleep woke up the next morning and no sound through my tv connected via gainward gtx550ti HDMI port it still shows in playback devices and when i test it still shows sound is playing but nothing comes out of the speakers. i have tried every possible thing i can think of to fix it system recovery, update drivers, uninstall and re-installing drivers, using both hdmi cable and tv with a different device and using speakers with built in sound card so im thinking its my graphics card that has a problem but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:HDMI sound randomly stopped working

The HDMI is generated by the video card. If the HDMI is set as the default audio playback device and there is still no audio, its most likey a problem in the video card.

One thing you haven't tried, reseating the video card. Its a long shot but give it a try. Power off the PC before reseating (unplugging and plugging back in).

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Hello there, I have a problem with my HDMI sound, or better yet, my lack of sound. I have recently updated to Windows 10 and since the update I have been unable to watch anything through my HDMI cable because there is no sound.  I have the Aspire V5-561PG model which has a Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz and AMD Radeon R7 M265.  When I go into my playback settings in my sound I only see my Realtek High Definition Audio speakers, no HDMI output. Would love it if someone knows of a solution, Thanks for reading

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This is my PC
Can i output 1920 x 1080 120HZ So i could use a 120Hz monitor.

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Hello guys!

I recently ran into a problem with my main LCD TV(I need to replace the power supply.) I use that LCD TV for my desktop computer, and right now all I have is my laptop. I use synergy to control both computers. However now it doesn't matter because I cannot see the desktop portion. Is there anyway for me to output my desktop computer to my laptop monitor?

Both my Desktop and Laptop have HDMI input. I also have the HDMI cord on hand right now I just don't know how I'd go about setting it up. I'd like to use synergy to control the desktop AND have it's output be on the laptop until my power supply arrives and I can fix my TV.

A:Solved: Output Desktop HDMI to Laptop (which has HDMI input)

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I have recently upgraded to Windows 10. My Omni 27 has an HDMI in which I used to play my Xbox on. After the upgrade Windows 10 installed updated drivers and I have no issues within windows. When I switch the input the video from my xbox shows up but the sound does not work. I have the latest version of HP My Display installed. I have tried multiple HDMI devices without luck. The driver for the HDMI sound is installed; IDT HIgh Def Codec. Is this a driver issue or a software issue. Please help resolve. Will this model of pc ever have windows 10 drivers uploaded to the HP Support Page?

A:HDMI In Sound no longer working after Windows 10 Upgrade

Step 1. Click on SettingsStep 2. Click on SystemStep 3. Click on Consol SettingsStep 4. Click on DisplayStep 5. Click on Display DiscoveryStep 6. Choose DisableStep 7. Restart

I work on behalf of HP.

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Hello            i have hdmi plugged in the hdmi port on laptop and other end to my Network Video Recorder M2-Box, but i have a message in Sound saying the HDMI is not plugged in and a red arrow pointing down.... can any one help....

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Hello All,

Well this is starting to drive me to distraction and Im hoping theres someone who can put me out my missery lol.

I have been trying to hook my laptop (toshiba satellite pro p300) up to my LCD TV via the same HDMI cable I use for my PS3 but the connector just wont fit. I keep finding all these posts in various forums saying how they cant get sound out the HDMI connection...that would be great, as at least that means they have them connected.

Are there different connections for HDMI? The one I have is diagonal connector but the port on the laptop is more square, and just doesnt fit. So if there isnt a connector, does that mean I have a funky port, on the laptop.

There is also the matter of connection my laptop to my amp that controls the surround sound system. What connection is best to use, as there is no real audio out connections?


A:Satellite Pro P300 - HDMI output port doesn't fit


Can you please tell us what Satellite Pro P300 you have exactly? I mean the exact model number.
Maybe you can also post a picture of the HDMI port. Normally there are no different HDMI ports, all have the same physical dimension.
I?m not PS3 owner but maybe it has a special connector. Have you tried another cable?

Regarding the audio connection I use the normal line out port for my external speakers. Did you test this?

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I have started having an issue over the past week (config/drivers/etc not changed in months) where sound will randomly not be output by HDMI.

System config/specs...
Win7 SP1 all patches, nearly a stock install... only running WMC and XBMC.
Only 3rd part stuff installed are SpeedFan an ATI drivers. (problem occurs if Speedfan is running, or not)
system runs 16 hrs per day, auto shutdown at night.
Dell Optiplex, 6GB RAM + Core2Duo E7400, SSD - no swap file
HDMI is the default, and only sound device enabled (disabled all others in OS)

History... was working perfectly for over 2 years. One Win7 rebuild in that time. Updated video card once and drivers occasionally.
Approx half the time when I start up WMC or XBMC sound output via HDMI does not work. The other half of the time it works fine.
-- to get it working I can open Sound CPL and run "test". Sound will play through HDMI and all is fine usually the rest of the day, but sometimes it has the problem again if I don't use the system for several hours.
-- it never faults (stops working) while in use... only on initial XBMC or WMC startup... again system is always running hours before I start the apps.

Any ideas?

A:HDMI Sound randomly not working - test in settings gets it working?

This sounds like a problem with the video driver pack (also includes hdmi audio driver)
I would completely remove what you have now then download and reinstall the latest fresh again.
It could just be a glitch in the matrix so to speak.

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I'm trying to hook up my TV with my computer, and for the most part it's working. The video goes through and I get how to control it and everything. The only thing not working is the sound.

I'm using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and like I said the video is fine. Also, when the cable is plugged into my boyfriend's laptop, the sound comes out of the TV.

So this must mean the problem is with my computer specifically. Although, this computer is only a month old, so I wouldn't think anything is out of date.

I have no idea what's relevant, so I don't know what to post screenshots of, but I've read tons of other threads with the same issues but none of their solutions seem to work for me.

A:Realtek HDMI Output ATI HDMI Audio -Not Plugged In-

Info on your computer would help. We can only talk in generalites or suggestions without it. In most cases, if you have a full HDMI port with both audio and video, when you plug in an HDMI cable Windows changes the default audio playback device from the "Speakers" (your PC sound card) to "HDMI".

In your case the ATI (now called AMD) should be the device that is feeding the video and audio.

As your PC is only 1 month old, the PC vendor's tech support should be the ones to call since you haven't been able to find a solution to date.

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I just purchased a 15R Special Edition 7520. I placed the laptop in a desktop situation (use ext. keyboard + mouse + HD 1920x1080 monitor). Obviously I want to use the HDMI output to link to the HD monitor, like I have done for many years with my XPS 1640 laptop with HD HDMI output. I was surprised to see that when the HDMI out put is used the audio to the speaker/headphone jack is muted. I have searched through all the on-board menus, but cannot find a setting to allow audio to continue being outputted while the HDMI jack is in use. 
Am I missing something here? I assumed this laptop would operate the same as the XPS 1640, in applications where the operator is using an HD monitor in a desktop situation (no built in monitor speakers) or a situation where you desire to feed your own audio system directly from the Laptop. BTW, I also own a DELL ZINO HD desktop with HDMI output, which does not behave the same way the 15R does. That system isalso hooked vis HDMI to an HD monitor, with no muting of the local sound.
Am I the only one who as had thisd prob? Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks... Paul...

A:Using HDMI port mutes audio to headphone/speaker output

Welcome to the community
What operating system are you using? Can you plug in the HDMI cable, then check with Control Panel > Sounds then see the list of sound devices. Right click which device you want to set as default for Audio Output.
Let me know if this helps. Regards,

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Previously, we could get the sound to work on our Bose speakers for our computer but no sound would come from the TV when we connected it to the PC with and HDMI cable. But now overnight, it's swapped; we can now get sound on the TV when we're using the HDMI cable but no sound is coming through on the speakers when we just want to watch/listen to thing on the PC. 
Any ideas are suggestions are REALLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance!! 

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Brand new Windows 7 Home Premium (6 bit) computer. When I click on the Sound control panel item, sometimes it takes 1-2 minutes to open. But that's kind of minor (although I'd like to know how to fix it), because sometimes the HDMI sound to my HDTV works fine, and sometimes it doesn't work at all. The only sure fix is to reboot the computer, which isn't really what I want to do every time I want sound coming from the HDTV speakers.

More details: if I reboot the computer, and then switch from the monitor to the HDTV for my video output, I can open the Sound control panel (opens at normal speed) and then I select the HDTV to be the default sound device; and everything is good. At some point, I stop watching the HDMI output to the HDTV, switch the video to my main monitor, and the sound now comes out of the computer speakers. Great. That's what I want. I can even turn off the HDTV, come back 20 minutes later, switch the video back to the HDTV and the sound goes through the HDTV speakers. Switch back and forth a couple of times and everything works as expected. Great. That's what I want.

But at some later point in time, it stops working, and I don't know what triggers this. At this later point in time, I switch the video from the monitor to the HDTV, but now the sound remains with the computer speakers, if I try to open the sound control panel, it takes 1-2 minutes, and when it finally opens the sound control panel no longer lets me select the HDTV to be the default soun... Read more

A:Sound Control panel takes 2 minutes to open; HDMI sound inconsistent

I had the slow opening sound panel/playback section for a while. I tried several things and all of a sudden the problem went away. Not sure what fixed it but I have updated the AMD video card drivers several times, no audio driver updates. The only common point is that I too have an AMD video card (HD7770).

In most cases, if the PC "speakers" (sound card) is set as the default audio playback device and then an HDMI cable is plugged into the PC it will automatically switch to the HDMI sound (and make it the default playback device), and if the cable is disconnected it automatically switches back to the speakers. If you are having problems accessing the sound panel, this is another option (for most) until you get the slow opening panel issue resolved.

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Unable to connect my compaq cq60 PC using my Hdmi port have troubleshoot hdmi cord using another laptop  and hdmi cord is fine and working so is the TV monitor a message is coming up Signal unknown how do i fix this???? Need for my Hdmi to work on my laptop  as i use this mostly for work any answers please!.. running windows 10 by the way.

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Unable to connect my compaq cq60 PC using my Hdmi port have trouble shooted hdmi cord using another laptop  and hdmi cord is fine and working so is the TV monitor a message is comming up Signal unkown how do i fix this???? Need for my Hdmi to work on my current laptop  as i use this mostly for work any answers please!.. running windows 10 by the way.

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I broke my Headphones port so I cannot use it anymore. But I'm a musician and need it crucially. So I thought to use one of other two ports (FOR HEADPHONE SOUND OUTPUT SIGNAL) I have left: one for Line in and one for Mic in.

My sound card is High Definition Audio (at least I see this in System->Devices).

Can I do this with any type of program or something else? How can I redirect headphone output signal onto Mic in or Line in ports? Thanks to all people who might help!

P.S. saw a lot of people looking for how to record their output using mic in. My case is different, I just want to use one of other two ports like sound outputs instead of my broken headphone port.

A:Redirect sound output port to sound input port

Surprised that you can get much of anything done with the default Windows audio driver, that provides about just enough functionality to to get sound. That is why it is show as a "high definition audio device". You need to install the proper driver for it to begin with and then there might be the possibility of jack assignment. Without it though it won't happen.

And no we can't tell you what you need for a sound driver as your specs don't list what your motherboard is, which is needed to tell you which driver assuming you are using onboard sound.

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I want to use 2 displays using HDMI, but the only problem is that when I plug in my HDMI to my TV through the motherboard, it does not work. I know some do not support it which is why I am coming here. My mother board and graphics card are in my account so look there for the details on my computer. Thank you

A:Can I use my motherboard HDMI port as well as my graphics card HDMI?

I've seen a number of computers where the addition of an Add-in Video card automatically disabled the onboard adapter. The only thing that worked to restore the onboard adapter was to remove that Add-in card. You may want to consider getting a different Add-in card that has 2 HDMI ports. Or if your motherboard has 2 PCIe X16 slots get a 2nd matching card.

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Hi there guys!Im having an issue with the HDMI output of  my laptop. Model is HP 14r-003la, was purchased 10 months ago and it came with WIN8.1.I installed windows 7 Ultimate 64bits a couple weeks ago, and after the windows update process retreived all the needed packages , I verified this issue started.So, I tried to download the video driver from the HP website, but when trying to install it, says "your computer does not meet the minimum requirements". The OS has Service Pack 1 installed.I did not find any other post with the same issue. Video is working, but the HDMI output is the problem here.Would appretiate some help on it. Thanks!! 

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Hey guys, I have an ASUS s550C running windows 8 and my HDMI to my 32" RCA flatscreen doesn't work anymore. The cable works fine with the xbox, correct tv modes, but now as soon as I plug in the HDMI to the Ultrabook the Ultrabooks screen goes black and the tv screen says unsupported. What gives? I have tried extended, 2nd screen only, and all screen settings, 720/1080I etc. Ideas?

A:HDMI output not working

Any chance your individual problems are somehow related? Did they both happen at the same time? Did you do something right before?

Need some Windows 8 Homegroup help

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Hello people,I have an old compaq presario cq60 and is running windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that when I hook up a second monitor it does not display the screen, I can see that it is being detected but nothing happens.I found an old post concerning the same issue but that one was locked so I started this new post because the link in that post was gone.I hope anyone can help.Thanks!

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My laptop crashed when removing the HDMI cable... totally dead... had to pull the battery to get it restarted. Now unfortunately the HDMI output is no longer recognizing the TV unless there is a second VGA monitor connected. Does this sound like a hardware issue?

A:HDMI output not working.

Sure sounds like it.

But first, go to Control Panel > Display > Change Display Settings > and click the Detect button with the HDMI connected to the TV.

I have been operating under the assumption that you should never "hot plug" HDMI connections. Turn off the laptop and TV, connect the cable, then turn them on.

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Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit. I finally got video and sound to come out both the mobo and the NVidia video/HDMI card.
MOBO is Foxconn G41MXE. Sound system on mobo is NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition audio Controller, by Intel.
Video Card is GeForce GTX 550 Ti, with NVidia GF116 High Definition Audio Controller. Video card has HDMI output
connected to TV set, containing both video and sound. (Video from NVidia goes to both monitor and TV.)
Windows 8.1 with all updated drivers, as far as i know, based on two driver update apps. In Windows, there is
a significant delay between the audio coming from the mobo sound to the local speakers and the sound out of the
TV set. In PCLinuxOS on the same machine, there is hardly any delay. It is thus painful to watch a movie or a Youtube performance with any kind of speech or singing on Windows, due to the lack of lip-sync.
I need to know of there is a fix for this, and if so, where do I find it, or can somebody please post it here?

Thanx for your assistance--doug

A:mobo sound and HDMI sound not synced in Windows 8.1

You are using two separate "sound cards" (chips) at the same time (one in the Video Card and one on the motherboard). The processing in the chip can cause a delay or out of sync. Windows is designed to only have one default audio playback device. Circumventing that can cause problems, such as you hear.

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So I've got a problem,I changed my case 2 days ago and everything went great,all working as it should be.Up until an hour ago,when the lid got stuck in one of the little clips so after a quick bang it went in.But then I lost my picture on both monitors.
So I went to investigate,I ended up moving the GPU over to the other 16x slot and it is now fine.
but since then I've lost all sound through either the front or rear jacks,It is saying that the speakers are not connected.I've done all the usual checks,as in default devises,drivers.Everything I can think of I have done.I have tried a new cable,and tested through both of my phones and the speakers work fine.I've also tried a few sets of headphones in both jacks.There is a faint hiss sound when I turn the speakers on,that has just started.
I have managed to get sound through my tv via HDMI,but every time,I go into audio manager and lets say change from soft to hard,I loose the sound again,and have to set the HDMI as default again.this too has just started.
I'm using the on board realtek audio sound card ,on an Asus p8z77-lx motherboard.
Just a quick note when I plug in the jack,there is no beep and the pop up screen does not appear as normal.
To me it is pointing towards a motherboard problem,with the 2 problems happening together.Any help would be great.

A:No sound through speakers.Jack not being detected.HDMI sound only?

Hiyya Paul mate sounds like (no pun intended) that thump dislodged something on the board just carefully move the I/O output block and see if there is any movement, could be something a simple as dry joint but which is going to be hard to find and fix.

If you have some warranty and I know it is a PITA having to reef it all out again but.....

Personally I have the P8Z77-V and I just stuck an Asus Xonar DG card in the thing and there is no comparison really and you get one heck of a control centre. Not expensive I don't know about where you are but out here $35 so both my Ivy and Sandy Bridges have them.

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I'm using my 4870 to send video and audio to my reciever to watch movies and such on my tv from my computer (through HDMI).

What I'm wondering is can I make windows media player be the only device that uses the video card sound?

What I would like to do is be able to have a movie playing (on my tv from the computer) and have the sound go through my speakers. Then be able to do everything else (games, music, etc) using my sound card.

Any ideas?

A:4870 HDMI sound and separate sound card

shameless bump!

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Yesterday I installed a new external hard drive - following the installation - my sound no longer played through my television (video is fine, HDMI connection) and sound now comes ONLY through the laptop speakers.

The option for HDMI Audio doesn't appear in the 'sound' menus. I have 'checked' "shoe disabled" and "show disconnected" in those menus.
Basic Specs:


Windows 7/64bit

IDT High Definition Audio Codec

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon 4250

I have tried the following fixes gleaned from other forum posts on similar forum posts:

Uninstalling and reinstalling IDT drivers - didn't work.

HP driver 'recovery manager' to install 'original' IDT audio codecs - didn't work.

Unistalled ATI Video Drivers , and reinstalled them - didn't work

System Restore to a week ago - didn't work.

I use my HD TV as my primary monitor for gaming, so having sound through laptop speakers and not TV is quite annoying.

Perhaps my only solution is another sound card?

A:no sound through tv via hdmi, sound plays through laptop speakers (idt

So you're trying to get audio to play on your TV from your laptop? Since you said the video is fine it's obviously not the video drivers. It sounds like the sound output is configured wrong. I don't think it would be labeled as HDMI. HDMI is just DVI with HD Audio. Try altering your sound settings to see what you can get.

Audio is a very difficult thing to diagnose and fix.

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For some reason my HP Pavilion p6755a Sound stop working. I am currently running Windows 10.  When I click the Sound from Hardware and Sound page, it is telling me that AMD HDMI Output Not plugged in. Can anyone help me resolving these issue. RegardsAlex

A:No sound on my HP Pavilion p6755a. Error in Sound AMD HDMI O...

Hi there @Alex1965,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the sound. I will be glad to help you. Here are some documents to help with sound.No Sound from Speakers (Windows 10, 8)Troubleshooting HDMI Display and Sound Issues Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below! Thanks.

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I have an HP dv6500 laptop with NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (HDMI output). I just bought a philips 8404 LCD TV.
When I try to connect the laptop to the LCD, nothing happens. I can't get any video displayed on the TV.
I know that both the cable and the TV HDMI port are fine beacuse when connected to the XBOX they work without a problem.
I can see the TV on the NVIDIA control panel, it is recognized as "Philips FTV", but when set to dual display nothing happens, and when set to use the philips tv only, the laptop screen goes black (as it should), but nothing on the TV.

I have the TV for few days now, weird thing is that one time (and one time only) I did manage to see the computer on the TV via the HDMI cable. I didn't do anything special - just clicked Fn F4 and it was there. but it only worked one time and I can't get it to work again (but at least I know the HDMI port on the laptop is also fine). When I connect the cable to the TV I do hear the "windows new item detected" sound on the computer, so there is a connection but no picture at all.

I tried re-installing the NVIDIA drivers but nothing helps.
Any help or suggestion would be appreciated...I waited for an HDTV for a long time and now I finally have it but without the PC link it's rather futile

I have a strange feeling that re-installing windows7 would solve it (as it does for most things ), but I'm trying to avoid this annoying lengthy process...


A:Solved: HDMI output not working, please help.

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I've been using an HDMI cable to connect my pc (win7 home premium 64bit, nvidia GeForce G210 video card) to my Panasonic HDTV for over 2 years. As of not so long ago (can't remember exactly when, it was around May probably) the PC and TV couldn't connect anymore.
At first i thought it was my HDMI cable that died, but I bought a new one and that didn't work either. I've tried all the HDMI inputs on my TV, downloading the latest drivers for my video card and went through all the menu's on my tv looking for settings that might turn off the HDMI functions, but without any luck.

It's driving me crazy because I haven't changed anything!

I hope somebody can help me.

Regards, drw

A:HDMI output from PC to TV not working anymore.

If you have a Input button on the TV remote use it. See if you have the proper selection. Example: HDMI 1, HDMI 2, VGA, Component 1, ect.

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For some reason, when I tried to connect my laptop to my HDTV with the HDMI cable today, it did not work. Normally, as soon as I plug the cable into my laptop, my display immediately switches to the TV, but now my computer is not even detecting an additional display, or the HDMI plug. It was even working fine yesterday, but today, nothing. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the graphics processor, setting the computer to second screen only, using a different cable, different TV port, all the usual stuff, but for some reason my laptop just will not detect the HDMI cable.

Here's the basic information for my computer:

The computer is an HP Pavilion g6 laptop. Thanks!

A:Laptop HDMI Output Not Working

Test with a different monitor/TV. That will determine if its a PC or TV issue.

This is typically the result of a faulty port.

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I bought new computer about 6 month ago. Hdmi worked fine with my tv and i dont know whats wrong now. I know its not the cable because i bought another one and the tv is certainly not because it has 2 hdmi. The computer as i said is almost new so a would be very happy if i wouldnt have to give it repairing.

sorry for my english i m slovenian.

A:ati 5770 hdmi output not working

but now it dosent identify the tv

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 laptop with Windows Vista (64 bit). For two years, I have watched movies on my TV via the HDMI connection. Recently, this stopped working (I had not installed anything new or updated the computer). The HDMI cable is definitely still good. My laptop could not connect with the external display. I tried everything I could think of including making sure the drivers were up to date (they were) and the handy reboot method. Nothing worked until I went into the device manager, right clicked on the graphics card and uninstalled and reinstalled it. Using this method, I got it to connect again for a couple of days, though I had to uninstall and reinstall every time to make it work. This has stopped working now too though. I am at a loss. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

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I've been using an HDMI cable to connect my pc (win7 home premium 64bit, nvidia GeForce G210 video card) to my Panasonic HDTV for over 2 years. As of not so long ago (can't remember exactly when, it was around May probably) the PC and TV couldn't connect anymore.
At first i thought it was my HDMI cable that died, but I bought a new one and that didn't work either. I've tried all the HDMI inputs on my TV, downloading the latest drivers for my video card and went through all the menu's on my tv looking for settings that might turn off the HDMI functions, but without any luck.

It's driving me crazy because I haven't changed anything!

I hope somebody can help me.

Regards, drw

A:HDMI output from PC to TV not working anymore.

If you have a Input button on the TV remote use it. See if you have the proper selection. Example: HDMI 1, HDMI 2, VGA, Component 1, ect.

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So eagerly i tought to buy this cool looking laptop for a huge $2000 i needed it to output to a hdmi monitor ot TV so sometimes i could see movies as well, now i had to buy the special DA200 dell adaptor and in the past 3 weeks it`s been a complete nightmare, i WAS NEVER ABLE to make it work permanently. The chat support was no help at all usually simply resuming to try and replace the part but i do think the part is good and i didn't feel like waiting 2 weeks for it to ship from china.

The ethernet and usb work on the DA200 adaptor , EXCEPT HDMI.  SOMETIMES it would work briefly until next restart, i had tried everything ever available on the internet. The laptop is running Windows 10 (as it`s restricted to that version, i tried to install other versions with lots of issues and compatibility issues) so  i have installed reinstalled and installed different versions of the video driver for all possible windowses and none worked. what did work was very brief until next restart and that usually happened when i had a fresh windows install, after the first restart i will get a non working hdmi again.  

I have tried several hdmi cables so i know it`s not the hdmi cable or the tv ot the monitor. and nobody seems to be able to help!!

A:dell xps 13 9450 (2015 new version) does not output HDMI to tv or monitor via special dell DA200 Hdmi adaptor

Oops I see my first post got sent, even if the website failed...
Anyay.. I talked to Dell Support and they told me to update the firmware for:
Intel (R) Thunderbolt 3 Firmware Update
(version 02.05.04,A00)
downloaded forn
Enter your service tag and you will find it under Chipset on the driver download page.
That fixed it for me!
It was a known issue for the guy i talked to.

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Hello , my sound isnt working at all i try to fix it but nothing. By fixing i mean unistall driver/ reinstall driver , tried the quick fix , did the realtek hdmi codec , device manager thing and nothing. This all happen because i tryed to update my radeon hd 5570 driver and i unistalled my sound driver but reinstalled them. (i already use driver genius to fix my display problem)

A:No HDMI sound or speak/headphones sound

What happens if you make the Speakers the default?

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I recently done a new build, not with the same specs I have on here;
i5 2500k
p8z77-m pro
sapphire radeon 6870

I cannot get any sound through the front+back headphone jacks, realtek doesnt detect any audio devices, however i can mess around with the settings to get windows to say i have speakers+mic and 2nd audio devices plugged regardless if anything is plugged in or not. I have tried everything!

A:No sound via audio jacks, but sound via hdmi.

Hiyya and welcome aaron mate sure the board is hooked up right?
Otherwise drivers? or failing that a decent sound card I use a cheap Asus Xonar DG which gives excellent audio and mixing features but my next build is having the Asus Xonar DS or DX .

Another option would be one of those card readers in a front bay but am surprised you cannot get sound off the board connections?

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I have Win7 ultimate, 2xNvidia 480GTX running in SLI and an ASUS VE278 monitor. It works fine using DVI but when I connect the monitor to the gc with the HDMI cable and switch the monitor to HDMI mode I get the Windows background, but no mouse pointer or anything to work with. If I try and boot the PC with just the HDMI cable attached the monitor says it can't find an input signal. Does anyone know what the problem here might be?

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Now I have found out if I run dual monitor you can't use HDMI with S-vid or DVI at same time for some reason they fight Maybe this just something I have notice with vista and windows 7.

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Recently, when connecting my desktop PC to my TV over HDMI, all it shows is 'no signal'. It was working fine before then and I know it isn't the TV or the HDMI cable through testing. Has anyone got any ideas what's happened and how to fix this?


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Recently, when connecting my desktop PC to my TV over HDMI, all it shows is 'no signal'. It was working fine before then and I know it isn't the TV or the HDMI cable through testing. Has anyone got any ideas what's happened and how to fix this?


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Hello everyone,
Okay so I have this Dell XPS L502X Laptop which I purchased in 2012. The Laptop came with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Edition.
Earlier its HDMI output to my Sony LED used to work fine.
But few months ago, as offered by Microsoft, I upgraded my Laptop OS from Windows 7 Home edition to Windows 10 home edition.  Since upgrade everything has worked just fine except, I do not receive HDMI output to my television.
I have tried searching for online solutions but not sure what could be the problem? Can someone please guide me in right direction? 
Thank you.

A:HDMI Output not working for Dell XPS L502X not working after upgrading to Windows 10

Can someone please suggest a solution..

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Hey guys I have a ASUS M51vr Notebook Running windows 7,
I have the latest ATI Drivers for my ATI HD3470 mobility
Plus latest Realtek HD drivers.

My problem is when i plug in my hdmi output via my hdmi cable it doesn't make the new device detected sound it would make on vista then allow me to choose to extend or duplicate to the new monitor. When i plug in my hdmi cable in, there is no picture until i reboot the computer then the picture comes. But i still am not able to have audio coming out from the HDMI output. On Vista i would connect the cable and then the new device sound would beep and it will allow me to choose extend options and the sound will work without a problem.. Now i see this is a comman problem and i been doing my head in trying to fix it the past 2 months, i'll post my Computer details and images of the HDMI cable not detected as it is currently connected.


Northbridge Intel PM45 rev. 07
Southbridge Intel 82801IM (ICH9-M) rev. 03
Graphic Interface PCI-Express


Mainboard Model M51Vr (0x0000017B - 0x00029C20)


Hardware Monitors

Hardware monitor ACPI
Temperature 0 53?C (127?F) [0xCBE] (THRM)

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A:ATI HD3470 Mobility HDMI Audio output not working!!!

I have the same problem with ati 3470. Maybe you solve your problem?

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I have a Portege R705 and for around 2 years I've had a setup with two samsung Syncmaster 2443 displays, one connected by VGA and 1 with a hdmi to dvi cable.

I've never experienced any problems until one of the screens could not detect a signal anymore. Neither monitor can detect the hdmi signal and both detect the VGA.

I have proceeded to purchase a hdmi to dvi adapter and connect the dvi cable that was delivered with the monitor to my screen but without success.

I'm pretty much out of ideas, has anyone experienced something similar or has anyone got any ideas on how to fix it?

many thanks,


A:Portege R705 - HDMI output has stopped working

It is somehow strange that you have noticed this problem for no reason.
Have you may changed anything, installed some additional software, update or anything that can be responsible for this?

When you test only one of these both monitor do you have this problems?

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Hello, I have been using this computer for 2 years without having any issue. I have it connected to my TV through HDMI. Since last Sunday the computer seems to have lost the HDMI output signal. I've tried it in 2 different TVs and it doesn't show anything, not even Windows loading..However if I plug it to an VGA monitor through its VGA port, it works fine. I've updated the latest Intel HDMI drivers (found a link in this forum) but it didn't work.Could it be a driver update issue? I'm using Windows 7, but don't remember a system update ultimately... I'm afraid it can be hardware related.. Cheers 

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Hi guys,
I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 on my HP G60 125CA laptop. I never had this issue with Windows 7, but ever since upgrading to Windows 10, I can no longer use the HDMI port to use an external monitor. The problem is, the computer recognizes the external, as it makes a sound AND shows there's two monitors (the laptop and the external) in the Display Settings, but I get no signal on any monitor I use, no matter what HDMI cord I use. I've tried adjusting the resolution to 1920x1080 for my HDTV and that didn't work. I still get no signal. I have the latest NVIDIA graphics driver. NVIDIA GeForce 82000M G is the video card. I've tried re-installing, completely removing the driver, doing a clean install, installing an older driver and none work. I even tried extending, duplicate, show desktop only on 1, show desktop only on 2, etc.

If you guys could help, I'd greatly appreciate it.


A:HDMI output no longer working after Windows 10 upgrade

If I recall correctly, Windows 10 has issues with some NVIDIA devices/drivers.


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