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Force HDMI output - Aspire S3-951

Q: Force HDMI output - Aspire S3-951

Greetings,My girlfriend lend me her Aspire S3. The PC is perfectly fine, except the fact the the screen is broken. It already broke twice (just by opening...), so we are not spending money on a third one.So, what I want to do is to connect it to an external monitor through HDMI (and possibly remove the broken screen, since it has no use). I can do it in Windows, but not outside Windows (BIOS) and I'd like install Windows 8.1 or 10. So my question is: can I force output from boot into HDMI? If so how, if not, what alternatives do I have to install a new version o Windows without spending a small fortune? Thanks in advance.

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A: Force HDMI output - Aspire S3-951

there's no settings on BIOS to force HDMI as first video output but honestly i don't know if having HDMI connected will force it automatically as primary monitor.

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I have a gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H motherboard with onboard radeon hd4200. It has built in HDMI out. The trouble that I am having is that at times, randomly it wont detect anything being detected over HDMI and will swap over to VGA mode. Best case scenario I would like to force HDMI output no matter what, if not I was able to connect a VGA cable to my display however the resolution is different. If I must do it split like this I would like to be able to run two separate resolutions. I would like 1080p over the hdmi and 1600 x 1200 over VGA as opposed to being forced to max out the VGA resolution and carry it over to the HDMI, Thanks for the help.
I have already swapped out HDMI cables.
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Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3581 Mb
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Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 115504 MB; F: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 80899 MB; K: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 874552 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA785GM-US2H
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A:Force HDMI output

Output is based on a device being detected as being connected to that port during startup. If a device is not consistently being detected, there are three likely causes: motherboard/HDMI port, cable, TV/monitor.

As for using two devices, simply configure the desktop resolution/settings for each device. Windows should remember the configuration.

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Hi. My aspire E 15 worked great for the longest time but since updating to Windows 10 Ive had trouble with the HDMI output not functioning but this did not happen immediately.  Now it doesn't work. I have searched these forums and tried updating the driver and a new HDMI cable.  Not sure what else to do.   Settings are correct and configured to project.

A:Aspire E 15 HDMI output not functioning

Try going into device manager in WINDOWS 10 and look at Display Adapters, and either update, revert, or get a official Acer Graphics adapter from this Drivers Site. (Click the blue underline.)That may fix your problem, but if you have more problems, please post back here. Thank you! Don't forget to make it a solution when you figure it out!

First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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Hi guys,My acer v15 nitro black edition has been working fine for a couple of weeks until recently...When plugged in, my HDMI output to my 24" acer monitor works fine.However, when plugged out and on battery, my external monitor is no longer detectable. It is not even detected in the display settings page. and on my acer monitor, it shows "no signal".Please help. I'm so confused when it works when plugged in but not work when on battery mode.Thanks

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Hi guys,My acer v15 nitro black edition has been working fine for a couple of weeks until recently...When plugged in, my HDMI output to my 24" acer monitor works fine.However, when plugged out and on battery, my external monitor is no longer detectable. It is not even detected in the display settings page. and on my acer monitor, it shows "no signal".Please help. I'm so confused when it works when plugged in but not work when on battery mode.Thanks

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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 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'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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Are there any free alternatives to software like SRS Audio Sandbox? I don't want to use DFX, because I need those options to apply to EVERYTHING that I play. for instance, I want to be able to force 5.1 output through pandora. If there is an audio card that the included software has that option, please tell me. I'm only using the mobo built in surround (which I know is probably sucky) but if I can get a good surround audio card for <50 bucks and the software has that option, that would be GREAT!!

the only slots in my computer are PCI now

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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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Back to the old day, I was able to use Intel IEGD driver to create VGA driver with fix port/resolution.

But I have changed to a new computer and the QM57 chipset is not supported by IEGD anymore >_<

Now everytime I start my computer without VGA monitor plugged, the output signal will switch back to LVDS port....that sux..

Does anyone here know a way how to force VGA output signal? So the VGA output signal will be forced even there is no VGA monitor connected.

Any suggestion is appreciated.

A:How do I force VGA output signal?

If you have no monitor connected, how are you managing to use your PC???

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I have an issue with my Vizio tv when trying to use it as a monitor for my computer where the computer thinks the screen is on when it is off and off when it is on. So when I turn my tv on the computer thinks it just turned off and the tv reads no input. If I reset my computer with the screen on it will then work and send a signal to the tv. This does not happen on my Sharp tv or Magnovox tv so I am assuming there is a problem with the Vizio tv but I am hoping I can solve it with the computer. I would like to force the computer to send a signal to the tv no matter what state it thinks the tv is in (off or on). Is this possible? I am using an hdmi output and the tv works fine with my comcast box using the same hdmi port.

A:Force screen output all the time?

 Not knowing what kind of computer you have, all I can tell you is that I have a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop with HDMI out that connects fine to my 32" Vizio TV whether the TV is on or off when I power up the computer.  
Good luck. 

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Hi, I've got a problem on the laptop for which I have found NO solutions to. The laptop's maximum display limit is 1440x*** I've hooked it up to a 1080p LCD TV screen and would like to output it to 1080p. However, it doesn't let me go further than 1440x resolution on the laptop. Is there any software which can force a custom resolution to the laptop? Also, how would I make it so the screen is only shown on the LCD TV screen, as opposed to the laptop screen? The laptop is a Dell Studio 17 installed with Raedon HD Mobility 3650 if that is any help. I downloaded latest drivers and it makes no difference.

A:Force 1080p output on laptop

Does Windows Vista recognize the LCD TV Screen? Also I Suspect you are using a HDMI Output Cable?

Many Thanks,

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For whatever reason, in Win 7 64 bit, my AMD Radeon HD7770 HDMI shows as "High Definition Audio Device" (the generic Microsoft drivers) rather than "AMD High Definition Audio Device". I have the same hardware and drivers on a dual boot (separate hard drives) on Win 8 and it shows as "AMD High Definition Audio Device".

Things I've tried:
1. Uninstall the High Defintion Audio Device in the Device Manager then restart the PC and let Windows detect and reinstall. Did not change.
2. Search for new driver, but all it finds is the one that is already installed.
3 Uninstall the HD Audio Device in the Device Manager again. Then install the latest AMD Catalyst/driver (the beta version, as I had the latest non-beta version installed), restart the PC. Still have the Microsoft driver listed rather than AMD.

Which driver works better is not the point. It should be using the AMD driver, not the generic Microsoft HD Audio Codec driver. My on-board audio (RealTek) is using the RealTek driver.

A:How to force Win to use AMD HDMI Sound Drivers

Fixed. Fell back to the 12-10 Catalyst/drivers. That was the one thing I didn't try. With the 12-10 drivers it shows "AMD" in the HDMI.

The 13-1 and the 13-2Beta5 when installed both show HD Audio (Microsoft). Must be a bug in the Win 7 drivers since the same drivers in Win 8 have the correct AMD in the HDMI.

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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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i recently bought a decent hdmi cable to go from my laptop to my tv, for the first few times, it worked but now i just cannot get the picture from my laptop to my computer, ive tried using FN and F1 as it is on my laptop, this doesnt work. i also tried going to 'connect to a projector' and 'connect to an external display'.. and still, this didnt work, any help will be much appreiciated.

A:hdmi output

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I need to connect an additional monitor to my new All-In-One touch screen desktop but apparently there is a setting to configure the HDMI port as output. Can anyone help???

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ACER Aspire 5810TG, windows vista home premium. HDMI cable linked to Tecknika TV. Video works, sound has worked through TV until today at it won't pick up that it's plugged in. Tried rebooting. Tried disabling and enabling, uninstalling and installing Realtek HDMI output ATI HDMI audio. Out of ideas...HELP! =]

A:HDMI output

Can you use the keyboard fn key + another key (whichever one allows you to output the video to another screen)? If you don't know what I'm talking about, there is a keyboard combination which shows a screen that says computer only, duplicate, extend, or projector only. This allows you to direct the video, so you could have the screen show on both the computer and the tv, just the tv, just the computer, etc. It is the fn key + one of the f keys. Mine is f7, but yours probably isn't the same. Just try messing around with the fn key + one of the f keys to get the duplicate, extend, computer only, projector only screen.

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Hi All

My first post :

Will be buying a new HD monitor, but I do not have HDMI out or DVI-D out from my CPU so what do I do .Right now I only have VGA output.

A:How to take HDMI output from old CPU which has only VGA
there are vga to hdmi cables, but they WILL NOT WORK. you MUST buy an actual converter like above to convert an analog signal (VGA) to a digital signal (HDMI)

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I've just got a new laptop a Samsung RV418, which has a HDMI output. I've tried to get a picture from the laptop to my TV but with no success. The Fn4 key only toggles between the laptop screen and an external monitor but no picture arrives on the TV.

Any suggestions on how to get the HDMI output. I've checked the HDMI cable is OK and that i have specified the right HDMI input on the TV. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.

A:How do you get HDMI output

Hi Chris, welcome to the forum

If you right click on an empty part of the screen and select screen resolution. your TV should show up here it may need activating see piccy.

I hope this helps

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hello all,  i have a hp dv6 7029wm laptop,  and the Hard drive is starting to fail pretty hard core, so i went today and bought a SSD for it,  
wait first let me say this,  the screen is gone *like cracked and all white with black spots all over cause it was dropped*
anyways, i installed the SSD onto another computer to install windows 7, which went smooth as possible,  i put the SSD into the laptop and powered it on i hear the windows sounds and all i can see little movement on the laptop screen, 
My main problem is when i plug the HDMI or the VGA in, nothing happens on either screen,  So i was wondering how can i go about getting this fixed so i can install the correct drivers and have a somewhat normally functional laptop.
ive tried installing the laptop drivers while the SSD was in another computer * does not work  computer just crashs due to wrong drivers being installed* 
I cant think of anything and time is ticking with this old hdd * which i am currently using. * yes i know not the best decision ive made.*
any ideas i can use?

A:New SSD/No HDMI output

Could I install the basic display driver from microsoft? would that work as a temp fix till i get drivers installed

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How can I check whether my HDMI output is broken. When I connect external display says "no signal"

A:HDMI output

Hi,Please try to hit F4. By the way: What is your computer and its Operating system ? Did you downgrade/upgrade your machine ? To help us answer question quicker, please read this:

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Hey, i have an nVidia Geforce 9200 integrated graphics card in my Acer X1301 system (Windows 7 32 bit). Its being used as a home theatre system that has a plasma screen plugged in via HDMI cable and the tv is connected to a home theatre system via a optical cable.

I am having trouble getting the computer to send 5.1 audio... i have plenty of 6 channel movie files and DVD's but none of them play, if i look at the sound device in device manager 'High Definition Audio Device' it is set as the default and works find using stereo... the device details say that the max channels is 2, i have tried nVidia audio device drivers, Realtek HD device drivers but all only allow 2 channels, is there a way around this???

Ive spent the last 8 hours straight trying to fix this so any help would be great!!!

Thanks, Paul.

A:HDMI 5.1 Output

Quote: Originally Posted by rrafluap

Hey, i have an nVidia Geforce 9200 integrated graphics card in my Acer X1301 system (Windows 7 32 bit). Its being used as a home theatre system that has a plasma screen plugged in via HDMI cable and the tv is connected to a home theatre system via a optical cable.

I am having trouble getting the computer to send 5.1 audio... i have plenty of 6 channel movie files and DVD's but none of them play, if i look at the sound device in device manager 'High Definition Audio Device' it is set as the default and works find using stereo... the device details say that the max channels is 2, i have tried nVidia audio device drivers, Realtek HD device drivers but all only allow 2 channels, is there a way around this???

Ive spent the last 8 hours straight trying to fix this so any help would be great!!!

Thanks, Paul.

Try here: Home Theater Computers - AVS Forum

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I just bought myself a new Samsung 42 HDTV to use with my ATI Radeon HD 4350(?)

Question is, does my pc now output its graphics in HDMI, or only when i watch HD movies through it? I've looked and looked but no dice so i thought i'd ask you bunch of experts

A:HDMI Output?

Your PC outputs it's video signal via whatever cable is connecting the graphic card to the display. If you have it connected via HDMI then your PC is outputting the video via HDMI. HDMI is just the name of the interface. Whether you're watching HD movies or not, the signal is still being output through HDMI. Your PC doesn't output "HDMI". If it's connected with HDMI, then it outputs in "digital" as HDMI is a digital interface.

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ok recently on 1 of mu computers i brough msi geforce 9500gt with HDMI output for TV
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i just want to watch video from my pc on my tv i am not rushing for hdtv yet
sorry for language i do my best

thanks guruman

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I have been trying for 2 week, to no avail, to connect an external monitor to extend my desktop to my ASUS ET2203 through an HDMI cable to an ASUS VE245HA. My graphics card is an ATI Radeon Mobility 4570.
I have:
updated the drivers and Catalyst Command Center
Changed cables
Attempted to force output, but the only output available i through VGA, and it will not output anything
Reset my whole PC to factory setting just in case
Spent over an hour with tech support, who claims it should simply plug and play.
Screwed with the output resolutions.

Nothing has helped.

When i connect the hdmi cable to the back of the PC, there is no automatic discovery in windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:No HDMI output

have you checked your bios settings?

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I can not get the HDMI jack to output to my TV.Is there some setting I need to be changing?I assumed it would work as soon as it was hooked up.

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first heres my specs
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 743 @ 1.30GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1978 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 69621 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JM11-MS, Base Board Version, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

for some strange reason unbeknown to me my HDMI port just stoped working out of the blue the system was still under warrenty and i thought it was a hardwear problem so i sent it in for repair just got it back today but still nothing i have tried different cables and also different ports on my tv also i went to the acer site and DLed the driver pack for the VGA which had old drivers inside it installed those and still no luck not sure exactly what hardwear to remover from the devie manager to try and just reinsatll it mayb e that will work any other ideas besides a system wipe

A:HDMI output problem

well I want to thank all 87+ people who have viewed this forum and i just want to say **** you thanks for not helping

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So I had a faulty fan that had become very loud and annoying, so I disconnected it. I powered my computer back up and just got a black screen through the hdmi on my gpu (worked fine before removing fan). I switched over to the dvi on my gpu and got a display. I have tried fresh install of drivers, I have checked all hardware and cables are seated properly. I have tried 2 monitors and different hdmi cables.
I have also had 2 monitors plugged in to hdmi and dvi, I then checked nvidia control panel which detected both ports and both monitors but the hdmi still shows black.
Any help would be appreciated.
The gpu is a nvidia gtx 570

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I would like to know if it is possible to get this working:

I have an HP G60 Notebook with an Nvidia Geforce 8200 M running with Vista basic 32 bits.
I have an HDMI output plug, an HD TV (CRT monitor) with component and s-video inputs).
I got a cable with an HDMI plug on one end and component plugs at the other end.

When I plug my computer on the monitor via this cable, I get absolutely no reaction, not even in the peripheral panel.

I get a short slight sound on my TV though, but nothing is showing and no further sound is heard.

I try to expand my display to a second screen into Windows display panel, but it does not do anything.

I try to force TV detection in NVidia but the box that I should tick for that is grey and I cannot activate this.

My drivers are up to date and I have tried loging in as Administrator under Vista (after having activated the admin account in cmd). No improvement.

Is it just not possible or does anybody have any idea?

Thanks in advance.

A:HDMI Output to Component?

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So I'm using an M73 Mini Tower with 1 VGA and 1 Display Port output as a PC for a dashboard that's to display stats and different data refreshing in internet browser windows. Our IT department has purchased two VIZIO 50' TVs and we have the PC mounted behind the TVs which are also mounted on the wall. We have one of the TVs connected by using a DisplayPort to HDMI cable and it has an active video signal. Here's the problem. We're trying to get the other TV connected as a second monitor through the TV's HDMI input, but the TV doesn't recognize the PC output. We've tried using a VGA cable with a HD2VGAMICRO converter. We've also tried a VGA to RGB converter cable which also failed miserably. Any suggestions?
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A:M73 Tower - Output to 2 HDMI TVs

You've got that Startech adapter backwards.  It is FROM HDMI TO VGA, not the other way around.
You can't feed an HDMI display device from VGA onboard.  Your easiest solution is just to install a discrete graphics card (which I'm guessing you don't have in your M73).  Something low-power like this Sapphire AMD low-profile R7-250 is modestly priced, and comes with both low-profile and full-size brackets.
Since you have a mid-tower case, your options go beyond this suggestion, but you have to stick with a low-power card.  Somewhat more expensive is the Gigabyte GTX 750ti OC card, again with low-profile or full-size bracket.  Better performance specs than the AMD card, but you may not need its performance.
Finally, there is the low-power EVGA GTX 750ti SC card, which is full-size but shorter.  Best performance, but again a bit more money.
I don't know anything about the inside of the M73, but the description talks about "half-length full-size PCIe x16" expansion slot.  I don't know what "half-length" might imply, but the full-size EVGA card is actually the "shortest" of the three so it is actually the most likely to fit in your case.  The first two are low-profile height cards and are thus longer but less high.  All three are under 60W power and should work fine with the PSU of the M73.
All three of these cards have multiple digital connectors (HDMI, DP, and DVI) and no VGA connector.  The AMD ca... Read more

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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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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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I have a hp pavilion g7 laptop that does not have sound. How do I fix this problem?

A:AMD HDMI output - not plugged in

Hi welcome to the forum

check the default playback device is set to the hdmi audio

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Hello everyone,
I have a problem with my HDMI output. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, running Vista Home Premium 32bit. I recently discovered that I can hook my laptop to my 60in LG Plasma display via HDMI and do homework large and in charge. Unfortunately, it has stopped working.

Everything worked fine for a few days, I just plugged my cable into the back of the tv, clicked "Connect to Display" in my "Personalize" window from the desktop right-click drop-down menu and everything worked perfectly. I have not adjusted the refresh rate or resolution or any other setting for that matter.

When I came home from school today I repeated all the same steps but now when I plug the cable into the computer, the sound (when you plug into a port aka. dooDEE, I know, I'm nuts, just say it to yourself) keeps going back and forth between plugged in and unplugged (DEEdoo). Repeatedly over and over as if I would keep plugging it in and unplugging it again. (As if there is a problem with a driver)

I have searched all through the device manager for !'s and disabled the HDMI Audio Output Codec then re-enabled, as well as reset my plasma display to default settings. The personalize panel also cycles through "Display Connected" and "No Display Detected" during this time.

Please, if you're a guru, extend some help, if you're gonna ask if the tv is plugged into the wall, don't waste our time. Any help from knowledgable sources will be much appreciated ... Read more

A:HDMI Output Problem, PLEASE HELP

hi, have you tried updating the graphics drivers, most of the time, the drivers are most usually at fault as you've stated previously

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Hello, I recently bought a Sapphire hd4890 and was briefly able to use the card's built in audio function via an hdmi cable to my television. I stopped for roughly a week and when I next tried to use the sound again, it didn't work. Within that period of time, I installed some Realtek drivers for my audio so I could have that cool function where when a new device is plugged in, it is detected and a menu comes up. This shouldn't pose any problem with my previous setup explained though, should it? When I right click the volume function in the Quick Launch area, and go to "Playback Devices", I am able to see my ATI High Definition Audio Device (with a picture of my television) but it says below, that it is not plugged in (im running windows 7 if that offers any help). Thanks to anyone who can lend a helpful tip in my strange predicament.

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After a Windows 7 Starter update my LT 40 Gateway no longer sends a signal to my Samsung TV via HDMI. The only way is if I shut them off and turn the TV on as the pc boots but it keeps reverting to the laptop screen after a while. It was working fine until the last security updates. How can it be fixed?

A:No HDMI output to second monitor

I guess it was an intermittent problem from a bad HDMI cable.

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Hello all for the holidays I picked up a HD5870 the card is great no problems besides I cant figure out how to get it to send a signal to my tv

I have it hooked up to my monitor using dvi and the converter the card came with

and I am trying to extend my display or duplicate onto my hdtv I plugged the hdmi cable into my tv and my video card it picks up the tv when i start up the computer it shows me the bios and up to windows loading it does something funny though on the tv it shows a vista loading bard and on my monitor it shows the windows 7 loading screen not sure why..

If i goto Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution

After windows boots my monitor works but nothing is sent to my tv 1. is Sharp HDMI its on the left of the 2 it says resoultion 1280x768. and multiple displays says extend these displays

In the CCC It shows my tv under desktops and displays its number 2 if i goto configure it reads it as a SHARP HDMI 1920x1080 60hz I have gpu scaling chekced and ITC Processing checked But my tv is just black and it looks like its waiting for input.

any help would be sweet really looking to watch stuff off my computer without burning it! and playing bad company 2 on a nice tv..

I am running the latest drivers for the card and everything else on a fresh install of a windows 7 ultimate. x64 bit

A:HD5870 HDMI to TV no output

On my system, if I plug in my cables to send a signal (s-video) to my TV it doesn't work unless I lower the screen resolution to 1024x768 or lower (which kind of sucks, but it gets the job done).

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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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So I wanted to connect my LG tv to my laptop today, and when I plug the HDMI and duplicate the screens, I can only hear the sound thru the TV, the image is blank(screen says No Signal), I've tried restarting computer with the HDMI cable and it shows the Starting Windows loading screen on the TV before you reach the login screen, but when you reach the login, the screen just becomes blank..
I have already connected it to the TV before and it worked fine, there wasn't any hardware changes and the cable is fine because I just tested it with my Blu-Ray Reader.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

A:Problems with HDMI Output

Please fill out your specs. Your manual is your best place to see how the LG is hooked up to a PC, not all of them use the HDMI for this most use a DVI or VGA connection, HDMI is, as you have just confirmed, used for audio if no other source is used. I have had no issues using a DVI-VGA connection to my 37" Vizio.

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this is driving me nuts

basically i have a motherboard with a dvi input and hdmi input.
i have my monitor connected via a dvi port
i have my tv connected via a hdmi port

however once i plug the tv in, my monitor is undetected even when i search for it only the tv is found. i have to connect the monitor via hdmi again for it to be seen then the tv will go blank obviously. is there anyway to output both at the same time?

my video card is intergrated ati 4520
my monitor is connected to the motherboard port in a weird way. from the monitor its a dvi to hdmi cable, then using a female hdmi converter into a male dvi connected to the dvi port

A:Pc output dvi hdmi problem

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I have purchased a Lenovo SL500 with a single HDMI output. I tried connecting it to my Hitachi 42" plasma tv, but can't see any picture on the plasma. When I switch to the appropriate input on the tv, the laptop makes the sound indicating it found the device, and the same happens if I switch to any other TV input, I hear the sound again indicating that the laptop recognizes the device is disconnected. In short, the laptop knows when the tv is connected, so I know there is appropriate connectivity between the two. I fiddled with the function keys for external display, but still nothing on the tv. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Lenovo HDMI output

Push the Function (FN) and the F7 key (there should be two little monitors or computer like icons on the key)

That will cycle the display options.

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Hi. I've been having this problem for the past hour or so and I have no idea what to do about it. I found someone else had this same problem in another thread and as it's expired, I need help about it. Anybody have any ideas?


any chance on getting your system specs, and a description of the problem?


Ken J

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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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Hello Back with Big Problem.

Terrible sound lately and found out this problem. Now I did a lot of finding out and know now I need to change things in my BIOS.

Normally by using the F2 command on starting ( Dell inspiron M501R ). Well, it opens but the arrows don't work.

I am on windows 7 sp 1 64 bit. Is there any other way to get into my BIOS ???

Cannot look or listen to any thing with this horrible noise. It started from one second to the other while looking to QI.

Already, thanks for your help and time,


A:ATI HDMI output is unplugged

Thelma just how old is this machine? - a Google is telling me it is from around 2010 so I am thinking the CMOS battery may be a tad under voltage (it controls the BIOS)

Now a few more specs would be nice too
System Info - See Your System Specs

Unfortunately I don't know of any software that will show up volts within a laptop - apart from taking it apart and physically measuring that battery with a multimeter.

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Sorry if this is a long winded question.

When I use DVI output my monitor allows me to choose from certain presets like "game" or "movie" that effect brightness etc. There is a "Dynamic contrast" preset which gives by far the best colours, however it is no good for even mildly dark scenes. However if I use HDMI output I cannot choose them as the colours seem much better and choosing the preset is not necessary, it looks as good as DVI using "dynamic contrast" and works in dark scenes perfectly.

When using DVI, I am on my PC as it has no HDMI output. When using HDMI output I am using the PS3 which has no DVI output. In both cases I am using the same monitor.

Now to my question, if I buy a DVI to HDMI cable, will the output of my PC be the same as the output of my PS3? ie perfect colours/brightness from using HDMI?


A:A question about DVI and HDMI output

The answer is probably. Your monitor probably isn't smart enough to be able to distinguish between a DVI to HDMI converter cable and a regular HDMI cable. But you simply will not know for sure until you try. For some reason your TV manufacturer decided that you would not be allowed to fine tune the picture while using DVI or maybe the DVI connector simply bypasses the "fine tuning" circuits.

I have a both a DVI and an HDMI output on my video card, but my monitor (32" JVC TV) only has HDMI inputs and I'm currently using a DVI to HDMI cable to run the video to the monitor. The TV allows me to make any adjustments using either a HDMI cable or a DVI to HDMI cable, but the video is brighter when using an HDMI cable.

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Hi allI have an HP Pavilion 15-bc000nx with Integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 and a dedicated GTX 960M (4gb). I want to use the HDMI out to use my (1080p) TV as a monitor to watch a movie or play a game while closing the laptop lid. When I do so, the game becomes very laggy and slow (unplayable).When I run Fraps it give me 60 fps !!!!This happens also when I open the lid and choose duplicate displays and adjust the resolution to 1080p, as well as when I close the lid and choose show display 2 only (the TV). In both cases.When I play the game while duplicating displays it runs ultra smooth on the laptop display and at the same time still laggy and jittery on the TV, yet both diplays give 60 fps !!!! I am sure it is not a hardware problem, but how to solve this problem?? Any kind of adjustments or settings I can modify?(N.B. I tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling the new ones for both intel and nvidia from HP website, also I tried another TV) Hope someone would help meThanks

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Hi there,

I'm having trouble getting my PC to output to HDMI using 32 Bit Windows 7.

When connected via HDMI the screen shows the POST/BIOS however the sides are cut off. Then it shows the 'starting windows' screen but after this it cuts off and shows 'no signal'.

I have a Gigabyte GA-EG45M-DS2H motherboard with an Intel G45/G43 Express Chipset and all of the drivers are up to date.

I spoke to someone from Intel who looked into the issue further and thought that the problem was that the driver wasn't picking up the digital part of the TV as it wasn't reading the EDID properly. He couldn't however offer a solution.

Here is what the Intel Graphics Properties Diagnostic gives:

Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Report

Report Date: 6/8/2010
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 20:4:58
Driver Version:
Operating System: Windows 7 (6.1.7600)
Default Language: English (United Kingdom)
DirectX* Version: 10.0
Physical Memory: 3036 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 32 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 1326 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 84 MB
Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Speed: 2400 MHz
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2E22
Device Revision: 03

* Accelerator Information *

Accelerator in Use: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset
Video BIOS: 1666.0
Current Graphics Mode: 1680 by 1050

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A:Getting HDMI output on Windows 7

I have a similar issue with my Asus board. I ended up having to plug in a VGA cable to the motherboard. Cable doesn't connect to anything else, just the motherboard and the other end sits behind the machine.

If I unplug the VGA cable picture either starts to flicker on and off on the TV or just goes away, plug the VGA cable back in and all works great again.

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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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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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Okay so, my computer recently crashed and had to reformat it.. lost everything

Everything was working just fine, until I had to reformat.

Now, I have no sound at all coming from my headphones and it says that the AMD HDMI Output is not plugged in.
I don't really know how to fix this..

Before reformatting, I was using these 2:
But then switched to this:
I don't know if this can affect anything..

Here's what I have
Headphones: Astro A50
Monitor: Asus VE278Q
Graphics Card: AMD Redeon HD 7570
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770

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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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I am running a Windows 7 computer with a ATI Radeon 6870 1GB graphics card. I am normaly use the DVI and speaker sound output, but when I am watching movies or playing games I like to use my HDMI output to my television.

The problem is that every time I want to hear the sound on my TV through the HDMI output, I need go into my sound settings and select my HDMI out as the defult sound output to hear the sound through HDMI on my TV.

Is there anyway for me to have my computer automatically switch to HDMI sound output when it detects the HDMI video output? This problem i am facing when i upgraded the driver from 12.3 version to the latest one and its really strange that i am facing this issue with new drivers

This used to work for me automatically when i use old version i.e. 12.3 drivers, but now i have to manually set it to default every time i change the output. Please help me out here appreciate it.

Thanks to all

A:Ati readon HDMI output ?

Normal Windows operation is to switch the default audio playback device from the Speakers to the HDMI whenever a cable is plugged into the HDMI port on a video card.

Are you leaving the HDMI cable plugged in all the time? Maybe that is the reason.

Otherwise, go to the Device Manager, Sound section and RIGHT click on the entry for the HDMI audio. Then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the HDMI sound. If there were some type of Windows corruption with the HDMI sound, this will fix it.

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After the windows 10 update, I no longer have audio coming from my tv when i run my hdmi through it.  I have the intel 4600 graphics card with the IDT High Definition Audio Codec installed if that helps at all.

A:No Audio Through HDMI Output (TV)

Hi: See if the instructions I provided to this forum member at the link below also work for you... 

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So I have both a monitor and an HDTV that i want to be able to use on my PC. However in order to get one to display i must unplug the other device. Is there a way to switch between my TV and PC monitor while having them both plugged in?

A:monitor/hdmi output

have you tried right click on the desktop choose personalize>connect to a projector or other external display (left hand side)?
does the f5 key switch between displays? (when the tv is enabled)

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I can't seem to get the HDMI output on my XPS15 to work.
I connect the laptop to a Sony Bravia FullHD TV, but nothing happens.
I made sure that the HDMI cable was not at fault using another laptop, but it is fine.

Do I need to enable something?

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I have an Asus G73SW that I have been playing games with via the HDMI on my TV. It has worked fine for a while now. Today, it will not work.

It will give the Windows device sound when I plug in the cable (doo duu!) but the screen on my TV will not change. It remains "No Signal." I tested the HDMI port on the TV via my DVD player, and it's working correctly. I also replaced the cable thinking there might be some interruption, but nothing changed.

It went to:
''Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution''
and tried to "Detect" and it shows "1|2. Multiple Monitors" but still nothing on the TV.
I have not installed any updates or drivers etc. Maybe I pushed the wrong FN combo in my sleep? FN/F8 shows the "Laptop" on the first press, on second press, it shows "HDMI" and the laptop screen goes blank, but no signal goes through to the TV. Previous to today, when I plugged in the HDMI, it auto detected and I never had to cycle through FN/F8.

Edit: I installed the latest Nvidia Driver setup and there was no change. I also restarted with the HDMI plugged in, but it only displayed the same "No signal." Windows mobility center does recognize the Display as being connected.


A:HDMI output to the TV failing.

What's the input set TO on the TV itself?

Just checking.... if it's wrong you will be working on it helplessly forever.

The mobility app and the screen res screen ARE both showing the TV as active?

I would download your laptop manual and check out the FN keys, sounds likely.

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My HDMI display will not give me full screen. I am allowed letterbox but my actual viewing area is cut off by 2" on top and bottom only. What cna I do to get full screen?

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Hello, friends!
I'm tired off looking for answer.
So I came here to look for help, I know you're smarter than me.
I have ASUS Notebook X53U - SX155V
So my problem is AMD HDMI Output - Not Plugged In . And my PC don't have sound at all. Even microphone don't work. I think it's not drivers fault, because I reinstall them for few times. But maybe I can't get the right drivers..
So.. I'm worried about this:
I think you understand, what's the problem.
And this pic (I'm not sure how to tell about it, because of bad english, but I hope you understand)
This error apears when I want to turn on songs on WinAmp

Please help me!

A:AMD HDMI Output - Not Plugged In

Uhmmm if it's hooked up to the TV you need to Disable the on board sound and the AMD card will automatically kick in

You have to disable the onboard to use HDMI sound from the card and when your done unplug and re enable onboard sound

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Ive been toiling away with this problem for some time, I used to be able to get sound on my TV when I ran Vista and since upgrading to Windows 7 I have had problens. I used to be able to have sound until I ran an application and the sound would go and not come back unless a restart was done.

I tied reinstalling both audio and video drivers and now I have video but no audo at all. It is picking up my TV, and it is selected as the default device but no more sound.

Im at a total loss as to what to do except buy a new laptop or desktop. Im running a:
Product Description: Samsung R70 Core 2 Duo T7100 1.8 GHz - 15.4" TFT
Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.8 cm x 26.4 cm x 3.7 cm
Weight: 2.7 kg
Localisation: United Kingdom
Platform Technology: Intel Centrino Duo
System Type: Notebook
Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 / 1.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Cache Memory: 2 MB - L2 Cache
RAM: 1 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz - PC2-5300 ( 1 x 1 GB )
Card Reader: 6 in 1
Hard Drive: 120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Optical Storage: DVD?RW (+R double layer) / DVD-RAM
Display: 15.4" TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Video Memory: 128 MB DDR3 SDRAM
Audio Output: Sound card
Telecom: Fax / modem - 56 Kbps
Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
Wireless NIC: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
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A:No HDMI output on TV anymore

Ok Ive managed to reinstall my Realtek drivers and are now back to square one. I have sound until I run an application, I dont know how important it is that the ones ive been testing are games that are a wee bit old e.g. aliens vs predator gold edition, american mcghees alice, bridge commander etc.

I got max payne working with patches but now it dosnt work. can anyone help me further?

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My HDMI display will not give me full screen. I am allowed letterbox but my actual viewing area is cut off by 2" on top and bottom only. I've gone into display properties, tried to change size and multiply displays to no avail. What can I do to get full screen? Any  assist and input is appreciated.. gwill71731

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I have Windows 10 64-bit  (not suported I know )  but also Windows 7 64-bit (different partitions). Just obtained secondhand GNR TS702 monitor . It is plug and play no drivers. First question then is what graphics drivers should I have ? There are three listed at AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver    299.2 MB    Oct 18, 2012     AMD High-Definition Graphics Driver     8.882.2.0 Rev.    339.0 MB    Oct 24, 2011    and Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver. Does this depend on the processor ? It is Intel B960. Second question, should I expect system audio to come out of the HDMI  port and work with the speakers on the monitor?  Windows Sound sees an HDMI playback device but nothing connected to it, even when a DVD-VI cable from the monitor is connected to that port. Do I need and special drivers for HDMI audio, if I happen not to have a monitor that supports it, or is that HDMI port video only? Thanks  a lot.   

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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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Hi, is it possible my notebook's HDMI port to output at 2560x1080? 15-g004nt, Windows 10?Thanks.

A:HDMI output for 2560x1080?

Hi, No, it only supports up to 1920 x 1200 (or 1080). Regards.

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Need a guru...
I have a newish notebook with i3 330UM and standard Intel HD graphics/video.. Has both VGA and HDMI ports.
doing testing, the HDMI port gets no ouput when the hot key is invoked.
Drivers are the latest the oem [dell] offers, there are no bangs or other issues I can find with Windows 7 x64.
There are no related warnings or errors in the event log

tried on two monitors proven good with my other notebooks - good HDTV/Monitors with known good HDMI cables set the exact same was as with the other working notebook.
The behaviour is that the system has some detection that the HDMI is there - I get a flash on the screen when plugging in and/or unplugging the cable, but cycling through the four options offered [onboard, shared, extended, projector-only] delivers nothing to the monitor. on one, my ASUS VH226, the screen displays "no signal HDMI".
no other signs/symptoms present.

Can someone explain who's in control of what: I am assuming that for all this to work, the chipset, the video drivers, the BIOS, the windows driver all have to have the device properly supported??? i'm hoping to find some way to isolate the offender.

I plan to give the recently published-by-Intel windows 8 driver a try just for thrills. not sure it will load

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Hi, I recently bought a T.V. from a relative. First attempt to connect my laptop to it through HDMI, my laptop screen goes black and the T.V. reads "Not supported". I unplugged the HDMI, the laptop screen remained black and could only be fixed with a hard reboot.
No progress has been made, however I've started to pinpoint where the issue lies by testing some things out:

I have had my friend plug his laptop into the T.V, that worked fine, so the only possible issue with the T.V. is simply outdated compatibilities, yet a newer laptop should be able to display something that an older t.v. could recognize.
I have tried using win+p a few times to change the display mode before connecting the HDMI cable into the laptop.
I have tried my laptop on my friends monitor, it worked immediately without having to change any settings.
I believe the main issue is in the way my laptop is sending display info to the T.V, possibly the resolution or screen refresh rate? However, it is incredibly difficult for me to troubleshoot this without any help from someone with experience in this field as my screen goes entirely black as soon as I connect the HDMI cable.

I've done some googling, people seem to have similar problems but I've yet to find an answer that works for me.

A:HDMI output not supported?

Get a hold of your freind's laptop and check his display settings:Right click desktop > Screen Resolution : note his Resolution setting, then
Click Advanced Settings > Monitor Tab : note his Screen Refresh Rate & Colors

Now go into your laptop and see if you have the same settings.

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Hello, Im having a major problem, no sound to my TV, I did a custom build using gigabyte mobo GA-78lmt-usb3 5.0 version , Im running windows 7 ult x64 and my sound does work but only after i restart my computer or simply just unplug and plug back in my HDMI cable but the sound goes away when i power off my tv and then back on, when i power tv back on i get the AMD HDMI is not plugged in and it is grayed out also a red X on my speaker icon in lower right hand corner, i have installed every driver update I even called and was in contact with tech support from gigabyte and they claim they cant get the problem to duplicate on their end, they sent me out a new board but same exact problem, and yes ive done all the obvious, new cables, plugged into diff TV im stuck and need help

A:AMD HDMI output not plugged in

you seem to know what your are talking about and doing, please help

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Hi, I just ordered the 2015 Windows 10 version HP Stream 11 and I was thinking of using an external monitor with it at home over HDMI. I like the look of one that's 2560 x 1440 resolution, I was wondering can the Stream 11 output that resolution over hdmi? Thanks!

View Solution.

A:HP Stream 11 Max HDMI Output Resolution?

Hi, No, it only supports FHD which is 1920 x 1080 (or 1200). Regards.

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Okay, maybe this sounds silly.  But I have an E6420 with this fancy HDMI port on the back of it.  And I have a 6 month old Toshiba TV with plenty of empty HDMI-in ports.  How the heck do I get it to display on my TV?  Apparently just plugging in an HDMI cable isn't the trick, because nothing happens.  Is there some kind of Fn+F8 combo like there is with VGA that I need to use or something?  Thanks!

A:Latitude E6420 HDMI Output

Here's what I ran into, and how I fixed it:
We use 6420s, and I noticed in device manager that they have BOTH Intel AND NVidia video drivers installed.  The only conclusion I could find was that Intel was driving the computer's LCD display and NVidia was driving HDMI.  So, if I would use the keyboard (Fn + F8) to change the display, it would work fine for VGA connections, because those fell under the control of the Intel card.  Same thing for if I chose "screen resolution" from the desktop.  All those were only addressing the intel card, which controls VGA and built-in display.
To use HDMI, which falls under Nvidia, connect your cable and then right-click on the desktop and choose the Nvidia control panel.  From there, you can control display cloning and extending the display to your HDMI monitor/display.
Hope this helps someone- I spent a lot of time tearing hair out over this.

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I have an acer 7535G Laptop with a HDMI output on the side, however when I try to conect the HDMI to my LG32 INC TV I get no signal, nothing happens on the laptop to tell me I have a connected an external display!

I have used the Fn+f5 key to switch display (nothing)
I have tried using ATI Power Express to get it to work (nothing)

I have also just upgraded to Windows 7 hoping this might make it work, using the same methods & this time also using windows key + x to try and conect an external display, and you guessed it........ NOTHING!

is there anybody thats knows how to make it work!

A:Acer 7535G HDMI Output!


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Hello I wanna know which version of HDMI output y700 model have, 1.4 or 2.0? There is no display port output so I donīt know can I connect 34inch monitor 3440x1440 res and get 60frames per second with HDMI cable?! regards

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Hello,My monitor on my laptop will not display anything except when I turn it on where I have green lines down the right half of the screen but everything else is black. This last about 30 seconds and then my monitor remains black. I have attempted replacing the monitor however that one stays black and has no display either. Regardless of the screen I have attatched, I have no problems connecting it to my TV via HDMI and using it that way graphics wise. Upon closely inspecting the motherboard I have not seen any cracks or any other damage. Any insight on this problem would be very appreciated.

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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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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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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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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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For some reason starting last week there is no sound coming out of my monitor. Whenever I click test on the AMD HDMI Output, it says the device is already in use. However there are no program currently running that will use it. I have tried with the "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" checked and un-checked.

A:AMD HDMI Output no longer works.

Tried uninstalling the drivers, installing them back, troubleshooting found nothing.

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I would like to know if the HDMI on the HP Pavilion 15-n248sa is an input or an output because I can't find it on any specifications.

A:HP Pavilion 15 hdmi input or output

Hi, The HDMI port on your notebook is output only. Regards, DP-K

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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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I've connected my Dell XPS 13 9350 to my AVR 5.1 surround sound home theater system. Unfortunately the HDMI only outputs 2 channels and is greyed out, not allowing me to select 5.1 or 7.1. How do I update or upgrade my Realtek audio drivers to support more channels?
My issues are similar to this thread for windows vista, but no one seemed to have a fix
Could someone help me get 5.1 output from my HDMI source?

A:HDMI Output only detects 2 channels not 5.1

TJ2010How do I update or upgrade my Realtek audio drivers to support more channels?
Hello. You can't. The Realtek audio chip on the motherboard is hardware that either supports surround, or doesn't. I suspect that your chip is a 2 channel chip, because the laptop only has analog output connections for 2 channels. There wouldn't be any point in having a surround chip. In the past, various Dell laptops have had the audio ports to connect a 5.1 speaker system, but I don't think any of the recent models have more than a 2 channel port.
TJ2010Could someone help me get 5.1 output from my HDMI source?
However, HDMI audio is a digital signal and so does not depend on the DAC (digital to analog) capabilities of the Realtek chip. HDMI audio is controlled by the graphics (video) driver, not the Realtek driver. See the HDMI Audio FAQ for more details about it.

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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 only have this problem with 7, so I know it is not a hardware related issue. I simply can not get any sound out of my graphics card (seemingly) through HDMI.

I have my bios setup to play audio from it. I've followed what everyone else has done when using the search, I have zero success. It worked before using 7, so I am 100% confident that this is a 7 issue (because it still works on Ubuntu!).

All drivers and software is up to date too.

Mobo: M3a79T Deluxe
CPU: Phenom II X6 1090T
GFX: GTX 275

I am ready to pull my hair out.

I want to reinforce... it works on my Ubuntu install!

A:HDMI Audio output - how to get it to work???

When you plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on a video card, it should automatically change the default audio playback device to the HDMI and you get audio. If it's not doing this automatically, you will have to manually change the default audio playback device in the Control Panel/Sound Panel playback section.

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Hello, I have a crossfire setup with XFX HD 6670, each card has 3 outputs: VGS, HDMI, DL-DVI

I currently use on card's VGA out to my sony tv to double as my monitor. I want to use hdmi though but seem to get only a black screen on the sony. I've checked my device manager and cannot find hdmi but hdmi (only one) shows up on the audio playback device under the sound manager in windows 7 but "not connected".

Do I even have hdmi drivers? Am I missing something?


win 7 SP1 64x
i7 920
Gigabyte Mobo UD4P

A:HD 6670 card hdmi gives no output?

Messing around with it I turned off crossfire mode and have access to the hdmi.

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HI, I'm new here. I run the sfc /scannow like 5 times because when I did it, it broke or damage my HDMI output. The only problem my sfcdetails.txt file shows is that it cannot repair Amd64\CNBJ2530.DPB of the prncacla.inf file due to a hash mismatch. But you already wrote that it doesn't had to bother me. But just in case I attached the file. I had also run the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth options one and two a couple of times, and my HDMI output is still not working.

I had also reinstall the drivers completely, and use a restore point ans still doesn't work. My HDMI was working well, just a few hours ago I was using it, and also I had test the HDMI cable in other laptop and works well. The problem started when I used the sfc/scannow, maybe it fixes something that end up damaging a driver. Could you please help me? thanks in advance.

PS: English is not my native language, sorry for any mistake. Thanks.

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ASUS M3 N78 Pro mobo
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core
NVidia GeForce 8300 Video Processor
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
HDMI output onboard from mobo.

Television: RCA RS95 40" LCD

Okay, so I've tried pretty much everything I can think of, and still can't get audio out of the television when connected via HDMI. I'm hoping that the cavalry has some brilliant ideas that I've missed.

Problem: When connecting computed to the TV via HDMI, picture is present, but no audio is coming through. When the computer is hooked up to the HDMI port on my 60" Sharp, everything is kosher.

Solutions tried:
Swapped cable
Swapped HDMI port on television
Updated drivers on Video Processor and Audio Processor
Validated that HDMI was enabled and default in control panel

So I ask of thee: WTF? When I hook any other source (XBox 360, BR Player, even my wife's HP Laptop) to the TV via HDMI, everything works great. But this one computer and the television just refuse to interface. Suggestions?

A:HDMI Audio Output Issue

Is the HDMI present in the Sounds in control panel?

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Hi, I've been having an issue getting sound via an HDMI connection. I've been attempting to run an HDMI cable from my AMD HD7950 to my TV. I'm able to get video without any issues, however I can't seem to get any audio. The strange thing is, when I look at my playback devices, the TV is listed. However, unlike the other playback devices on the list, there are no volume bars on the right side of the device. For instance, when audio is coming from one of the other listed devices, the volume bars flicker, but when it comes to my TV, there are no volume bars at all. Additionally, I'm unable to set my TV as the default device. I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling and updating the AMD drivers but I've had no luck. I'd deeply appreciate any help! Thank you.

A:AMD HD7950 No Audio Output from HDMI

Normally, you will have multiple AMD High Def listings on the Playback Panel (see screenshot from my AMD HD7770 below).

If that is not showing, and you have reinstalled the drivers, etc, it sounds like a possible hardware problem with the video card. One test you can do, if your motherboard has an HDMI port, remove the AMD video card and use the Intel HD graphics in the i5 and see if that works OK (you may have to reinstall the Intel HD Graphics drivers). If it does work OK that would suggest the video card is the problem.

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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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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   

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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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