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want to use monitor with mac mini with HDMI connect.

Q: want to use monitor with mac mini with HDMI connect.

Brand new mac mini. Want to use HDMI, but when I connect cable, boot up mac and turn on Monitor, the mac starts to go into new product mode, then quickly picture switches to 2 alternating graphic pictures of what looks to be 2 different computers. I gather this means monitor is looking for a suitable source?? By way of a test of the monitor, I hooked it up to a Macbook Pro using DVI and it worked fine. Just no luck with the HDMI. Thanks for any help.

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Hi,  I brought a Mini HDMI to DVI cable to use an additional monitor, however i am reading that this dose not typically work with Lenovo's. This seems very stupid! Is there any way to run dual monitor on the 710 or do i need to get a $100 One Link Hub? 

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I have a video card with both a DVI and an HDMI output and a monitor with only an HDMI input. Should I connect my monitor to my PC with an HDMI cable or with a DVI - HDMI cable?

A:Should I use an HDMI or HDMI-DVI cable to connect to my monitor?


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Hello. I use Windows Vista on a nearly 6 year old Acer Aspire 5930.

My old monitor stopped working, so I borrowed one from a friend. That will connect through VGA(my old cable), but for some reason everything got a greenish look, impossible to use for anything besides reading.

So I also borrowed his HDMI-cable. I connect them both, it makes the sound indicating it's connected, but nothing happens. If I have both VGA/HDMI at the same time the VGA works. If I remove VGA it won't work. I've tried numerous different combinations of this.

I've tried the Fn+F5 thing. Only works with the VGA.

Tried rebooting it, both with VGA and HDMI connected. Same result.

I'm fairly certain I've connected this pc to a tv 2 years ago, but then the sound didn't work, but the visual was working fine.

I've cracked the screen on the laptop. Everything I've been trying I've done with VGA connected.

The video driver is up to date.

The monitor is definitely working on a different pc. The VGA is probably working. My old monitor died due to power failure(It just turned off and won't come back on) so there's no reason to believe the VGA-cable isn't broken either.

A:Won't connect laptop to monitor with HDMI

This is one old box and I'd suggest that the integrated video chip is nearly dead or at least the HDMI aspect of it is.

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Hi all,

I'm a bit desperate so I came here hoping to find some answers.

So I wanted to connect a second monitor (which is a TV screen) to my PC to watch movies, but suddenly my PC wont send any signal to my TV, so I tried connecting all kinds of HDMI cables to all kind of TVs/monitors laying around in the house, and my conclusion is that whenever I tried to connect a second monitor with HDMI directly to my PC it wont show anything and it also doesn't show up in my Display settings on my PC. So from what I can tell the problem lays with the PC itself (within windows probably).

I have up to date display drivers so that is not the problem.

Also something worth mentioning is that my main PC monitor is connected with DVI, and the DVI connector works just fine on every device.

Hope someone can help me find an answer soon!

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Hey, I'm going to be headed off to college soon, and I'm switching from my old desktop to a new Razer Blade 2014, I am planning on still bringing my 2nd monitor to college and want to use it in my dorm room, My Monitor does not have a HDMI, but that is the only port on my Laptop. I thought this would be simple, because I was already running a HDMI to DVI-D on my desktop to my GTX 770 graphics card. While connected to my desktop, the monitor works normally. When I plug it into my laptop, I get nothing in response, The laptop will not detect the Monitor in screen resolution or in control panel. My monitor is a LG Flatron and my laptop is the Razer Blade 2014. I don't understand why it doesn't just plug and play like it did on my PC. Any help? Also, I am on windows 10 but the problem happened on Windows 8.1 aswell

A:Laptop will not connect to second monitor via HDMI

Has it ever worked? You may want to test using a different monitor and a true HDMI to HDMI cable, just to verify the laptop port functions properly.

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Hello all,

I have a quick question. My new graphics card has a HDMI port and I was wondering if there is any advantage of using that port to connect my graphics card to my monitor over the normal DVI port? Is it worth buying the cable that I would need to do this>

many thanks,

A:Use HDMI or DVI to connect monitor to computer.

The only difference is HDMI carries audio and video and DVI carries Video only.

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Hi - I am not able to connect an external screen to the laptop. Nothing happens when I connect the screen to the laptop. Screen says: no signal. Laptop does nothing. Mirring says didn't found another screen. Might be realted:Ther is an error in Device Manager: ISB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller has an exlamation mark in a yellow triangle. Thanks,Zoltan 


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We are just not getting the results that we were hoping for, we are connecting thru a SPDock. Any direction would be appreciated.

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I have a dv7 series laptop.  I also have an HP elite 2201x monitor that only has a display port connection.  I bought a DisplayPort to HDMI converter, but it doesn't work.  What do I need to do to be able to use this monitor?  Thanks.

A:Can I connect a DisplayPort monitor to hdmi on my laptop?

I find myself in a similar situation, please some find an answer for this!

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I have a Yoga 11s that started having hdmi connection issues about a year ago and has recently quit connecting to an external monitor via HDMI completely. We tried upgrading to Windows 10 to see if that would overwrite any software issues - no luck. The HDMI port actually appears loose. I did an extensive search of the forum and found posts that recommended cutting down the rubber around the base of the hdmi cord - tried that and at least I had a little activitiy - in the upper right hand corner of the external monitor up popped a box that says DVI then VGA then HDMI - but then says No Signal. Tried the graphics card update recommended on a post from long time ago and a popup indicated I had a newer version already installed. I have taken it to a laptop repair place - said they couldn't get parts from Lenovo. I found an "authorized" Lenovo repair shop locally - when I called they said they only work on business machines Called Lenovo and they told me to take it to Best Buy - however since I purchased this directly from Lenovo, Best Buy said they can't work on it. I would rather not send it into Lenovo because they tried to charge my hubby hundreds of dollars when his 15 day brand new laptop quit working, claiming damage - luckily extensive pictures taken and dated prior to sending it in thwarted that attempt at extortion. Does anyone have any suggestions? I need to be able to do presentations and work remotely with this so it is no... Read more

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Hi, I recently figured out that I can plug my Xbox 360 Video and Audio Cables into my computer. What me and my father tried, was that we tried opening windows media center (Since we have windows vista). We have been trying for 4 hours now, using a bunch of different methods. I'm not that very techie (Which is why I'm asking you guys) so I'll use the best terms I can. My main question is, how do I make my Xbox 360 screen appear on my monitor so I can play it.
Sidenote:If this actually works is there a way I can record what I'm playing?

Thank you all in advance.

A:Can't connect Xbox 360 to HDMI Computer Monitor.

Bit confused here. Why are you plugging it into the computer? Can you not just plug it into the monitor? Most have several ports, think one of them should work for you- lots have a HDMI input, that may be your solution.

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This concerns an HP late-model notebook, Win7 Home Prem x64, used as a desktop with HDMI-connected 1080p 21", plus usb mouse/kbd. The goal is to make this as simple as possible: desktop-like. Just turn it on and work.
It seems that either/both coming out of sleep state or simple shutdown and startup the Monitor stays offline because, I suppose, its getting no signal from the notebook. I tried to duplicate this on a dell notebook in my 'lab' but I only have a vga connect to work with - it just works. in fact I have trouble with the usb port but not with the monitor persisting.

is there a chance there is some interplay between vendor/maker-specific implentations, plus perhaps the embedded Intel HD video controller?


A:How to make HDMI-connect Ext Monitor persist?

this could be an external device problem, somehow messing up allocation of resources @ boot. my brother has a new i7 super machine, hooked up with a monitor(dvi) and an hdmi bigsceen hooked up as well.
no problems. then he hooked up a firewire card-hooked up to an external mixer, something like that. he had identical/very similar issues. when we troubleshot, i first said eliminate any possibilities no matter how remote.

long story short.

when the external device is powered up his main monitor did not work when coming out of hibernate mode. with it off(not the card just the devise) all is well.

from what i could assertain, didn't sound like your problem. i know this sort of deal does not usually occur with printers and scanners. but it is somewhere to start(or end if nothing else is hooked up in such a fasion).

good luck dude

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I purchased a new monitor and desktop and I'm confused as to why I can't get the monitor to connect with a HMDI cord. I know the monitor works fine. I even got it to work with my old computer with a HDMI cord. But when I plug it into this new desktop, the monitor is black with a message that says 'Check Video Cable!'  I'm a little worried that there's something wrong with the desktop itself and it's not booting up properly (which is why nothing is appearing on the monitor) The power button is lit up(plus the bottom of mouse is lit red and the dvd tray opens) but it seems pretty quiet. (I am used to having loud, crappy computers though)  Idk if this helps, but my monitor is a HP Pavilion 23xw 23-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor and it has 1 VGA and 2 HDMI (with HDCP support) My desktop is a HP ENVY 750 Desktop PC These are the specs-No Secondary HDD2GB AMD Radeon R9 370 [2xDVI, HDMI, DP, DVI to VGA adapter]16GB DDR4-2133 DIMM (2x8GB) RAMWindows 7 Professional 647-in-1 Media Card Reader, 4 USB Ports (Top), Audio [Top 2USB2.0, 2USB3.0]500W Power supply6th Generation Intel® Core? i7-6700 quad-core processor [3.4GHz, 8MB Shared Cache]2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6G Hard DriveHere's a pic of it  Should I  buy a DVI to VGA adapter and try to connect it that way? And if so, does anyone have any recommendations on a good adapter? Thanks in advance!  

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I have an i5-based DG67BL intel motherboard computer that has a DVI and HDMI ports with one DVI monitor connected to the DVI port.

I added an GeFORCE 210 graphics card to it that has a VGA and a DVI ports and connected additional two monitors to it.

So far computer is working fine with three monitors configured in windows as extended desktop.

This motherboard has just one PCIeX16 slot. It has 2 PCIeX1 and a PCI slot that are vacant.

I need to connect yet another DVI monitor. I took a HDMI<->DVI cable, connected it to the onboard HDMI port. the monitor was not detected.

I tried various combinations of monitors and bios settings in vain. Under no circumstances the HDMI port drove the DVI monitor.

The cable is working fine elsewhere.

What did I do wrong ? Is there something I need to buy/replace for this to work ?

Thanks !

A:How to connect additional DVI monitor to HDMI port

you 'need' to connect a 4th monitor? I recommend getting graphics card(s) to support your endeaver, but up to you.

Why don't you get a dvi to vga or maybe its a vga to dvi cord and connect the dvi monitor to the graphics card vga port?

Does it have to go into the HDMI port? HDMI carries sound as well as the video signal, dvi only carries video, and vga carries a lesser quality video

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Hi I am facing issue with my Laptop (Pavilion G6 model) unable to connect monitor with HDMI to HDMI

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when I connect my Acer laptop and HP Pavilion with HDMI cable my laptop picture is going black.Sometimetimes it starts working randomly. My monitor is connected to power at the moment but ON/OFF light on front is off but back of the monitor light is on so power is running through. I have tried my other monitor with same cables and it worked.I would think that something is wrong with monito,r but it seems that it works whenever is wants.Dont know much about computers  so go easy  Much appreciated!

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Hi I am facing issue with my Laptop (Pavilion G6 model) unable to connect monitor with HDMI to HDMI

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I use 2 monitors (see below). Both worked fine for over a year then the digital monitor suddenly went blank and the computer now has problems booting and displaying. Everything works fine when nothing is connected by HDMI. Both monitors work when connected as analogs (one at a time because I only have one pin connection).

I have confirmed:
There is no malware/virus on my computer.
HDMI cable is fine (I have 2 new cables, and switching cables doesn't change anything).
I think all drivers are up to date
Windows 7 Pro is up to date.

Computer:Dell Vostro 270s, Intel Quad Core i5-3450S CPU @2.80 GHz
Windows 7 Pro with Service Pack 1
Video card Intel HD Graphics FamilyMonitors:Samsung: SD24D300 digital
Dell E2011H generic PnP analogAny suggestions?

A:2 Monitor Display Suddenly Freezes Computer - Can't Connect Via HDMI

System Restore to a date prior to the issue - System Restore

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Hi Dell Community,
Please help me to diagnose what is wrong with my new laptop.
My Laptop is Dell Latitude E6440 but every time i connect external monitor to my laptop HDMI port via HDMI to VGA converter, the external monitor always blink randomly every couple of seconds. This HDMI to VGA converter is working fine when i used it to other laptop.
Currently i still don't have chance to try my laptop HDMI port to connect directly to HDMI monitor because i don't have it.
Are there anybody have the same problem with me? thanks for your help.

A:Latitude E6440 display blink when connect to external monitor via hdmi to VGA converter

Hi M. Zemmy Indrapatih,
Thanks for your post.
Sorry you are having difficulties with your laptop and monitor.  If you could send me the name and model cable adapter you are using and the name and model of the monitor,  I might be better able to understand the issue.  Thanks

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I want to connect my PC to my 1080p HD-TV so I can watch stuff that is on my hard drive. My video card (NVIDIA GeForce 550 Ti) says it has a "Internal Audio Input for HDMI". Do I just use a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable? Says audio so I'm not sure if it is picture as well. Also which end needs to be female and what what end needs to be male? Sorry I am a complete noob at this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I have an Asrock ION 330 HT BD with a Sony Bravia 720p attached (HDMI to HDMI). When I start up my PC, the screen remains black. Only after I plug in a second monitor, both screens work just fine. When I pull the second monitor out, the Bravia also stops getting a signal. Seems a bit weird.. How can I get it to work with just the Bravia attached?


A:HDMI to HDMI only working with second monitor attached

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Have you made sure your graphics card driver is up to date?

Have you tried starting your PC up in safe mode and seeing if the problem still persists?

Please ensure you have done both of these and then post back; it would also be helpful if we knew your system specifications which you can fill in under 'User CP'.

Also does the task bar appear on the primary monitor or secondary monitor?


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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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the mini hdmi port doesnt seem to work in windows 10..... anyone else expeirencing this or have a solution ??

A:acer w700 mini hdmi

Mine is working well. 

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A:acer w700 mini hdmi

Mine is working well. 

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Allow me to set the stage; I have a PC with a dual monitor setup, Primary has built in speakers and HDMI, secondary monitor is just DVI/VGA. My HDTV on the other side of the room also has HDMI. I want to be able to have all of these connected and run without swapping cables around.

This scenario is pretty easy with one slight complication. While both HDMI capable devices are plugged in I can only ever get sound out of the one that is hooked up via straight HDMI. Without any extensive software to allow me to put sound through 2 outputs at once I'm aware that normal 'default sound device' switching is necessary. I'm ok with that.

Here's my setup;
Windows 8 Pro(64bit)
AMD 6Core 1090T CPU
XFX Radeon HD6970
Samsung T26HD
Toshiba Regza 32"
TV, NEC Monitor
and all the other usual stuff

The Radeon has 1 HDMI, 2 Mini DP, 2 DVI ports. I currently have the NEC connect to a DVI port, The samsung is connected to the HDMI, and the Toshiba is connected to a Mini DP port via "startech MiniDP to HDMI Active adapter" (backstory: tried to purchase AMD verified, no one had it in stock that didnt want $30 dollars to ship a <1/2lb item)

As of right now I'm stumped, If I plug either and only one of the device in to either slot (HDMI or MiniDP) I can get sound no problems, so I know the adapter carries sound. however when you bring the second device into the mix, i get no sound from the device connected to the MiniDP.

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A:Windows8(AMD) Mini DP and HDMI Audio Issue

You likely won't get audio to output from both ports. There may be an option in the audio settings that allow you to choose which output the audio is sent.

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Mini HDMI port not working on my thinkpad S1 yoga. I cannot use this for my external monitor.  I Have tried different mini hdmi to hdmi cables with same result  I know the hdmi connection on the external screen is working.Can you suggest anything I can do to resolve this issue?

A:TP S1 yoga mini HDMI port not working win 10

Hi, did you manage to fix this problem?  My mini HDMI post doesn't seem to output video anymore... 

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I was thinking of connecting my TV to my laptop via MDP but I'm not sure if the lenovo will support audio.
Does anyone have experience with this?

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Hello I would like to buy something like this I be able to see 3840*2160 UHD 4:4:4 @60Hz on my Samsung Smart TV? It works with my desktop pc. I have read some other threads here where people have troubles with this on T450. Anybody has tested this and can confirm?

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Why has HP crippled the Intel HD Graphics video in the Stream Mini?  The (only) driver that will work is the one that came w/ the machine or is on the HP website.  As a result, we can't d/l a proper Intel HD Graphics video driver that includes the Intel utility that allows one to adjust the output to deal with HDMI overscan typical of many HD TVs (and, yes, that overscan can't be turned off in many of them). As a result, the edges of the display are off-screen at 1080p resolutions.  It's clear that HP is positioning this as an HTPC but, as long as we can only use the crippled display adapter drivers, we won't be able to see all of the desktop/movie/etc. C'mon HP - get us a proper Intel HD Graphics driver for the Stream Mini! JWC

A:Stream Mini can't deal with HDMI overscan

As I could have predicted, not a peep from HP tech support.  They don't give a sh!t.

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whenever the laptop goes to standby and comes back up, i can no longer find the devices connected via usb and my extra monitor also is disconnected. upon 'waking' the computer from standby, i also hear the sound i hear when i unplug a usb from its port. why is this? can it be fixed?

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Hey folks. Maybe you can help me? Bear in mind I know little about display outputs and conversion methods. I want to output the screen of my Lenovo Yoga 2 (II) to my old Dell 2005FPW monitor - I have done research online about this, but no clear instructions are available about what hardware I'm going to need to get this to work.  My old Dell 2005FPW monitor accepts DVI input. My Yoga 2 outputs HDMI via the mini-HDMI port. I know cables are available for mini-HDMI to DVI, but I have seen reports for other laptops (including Lenovo) and this monitor not working using this setup. Apparently in some cases you need a converting device of some kind. There are also reports of Lenovo mini-HDMI connections only allowing output to HDMI (i.e. you can't use a single cable to convert), is this true for the Yoga 2? If so I guess I would definitely need a device to convert the signal to DVI. Added to the confusion is talk of this monitor having problems with HDCP, whatever that is, and I can't find out if the Yoga 2 outputs that.  Phew. So in conclusion, can I get away with a simple mini-HDMI to DVI cable? If not, will it work if I use a device to convert the signal, and if so, can you recommend a cheap and simple device to do this that a novice like me can understand? Thanks very much for any help!

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HI -

I have a satellite click mini and a PC screen with VGA only.
Can you give me a link to an adapter on which will definitely work? and the required specs?

Will I be able to use audio out from the HMDI (so that I can use headphones and microphone from different headsets?)

A:Satellite Click Mini - Need a VGA to HDMI adapter


You need a Hdmi --> Vga and not the other way around. I don't know where you live but Try electronic components stores, but you'll find them also on some computer stores like compusa worten mediamarkt (Eu)

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Hello, I am attempting to use the mini display port outpt on the Thinkpad Yoga14 to connect to an HDMI monitor using a miniDP to HDMI adapter. I've tried two different adapters. The monitor is never recognized. However, the mini-display port will work with a miniDP to DVI or miniDP to VGA adapter cable (I verfied this at a store where there were multiple cables and monitors to use).
miniDP to HDMI: does not work
miniDP to DVI: works
miniDP to VGA: works
Has anyone else seen this problem?
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi, I just tried to connect my macbook pro (early 2015)with EliteDisplay E240 (as an external monitor) using 'Mini display (Mac) port to HDMI (E240)'. However, the monitor or macbook do not show any reponses. Do I have to install a specific driver on my mac for this issue?

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Hi everyone! I just got a used Dell Venue 11 Pro 5130 from ebay for $115. This is my first tablet and it was pretty cheap so I decided to roll the dice and see what it could do. Here are the specs: Dell Venue 11 Pro 5130 Tablet Review - Reviews
I has Windows 10 32 bit on it. The previous owner did the upgrade and then fully reset it before sending it. I did a full reset again just in case, and installed all updates (currently on anniversary update). I intend to use this for light web browsing and streaming music and Netflix. I really want to be able to hook it up to my home theater and watch movies on Netflix. I have a 5.1 Onkyo HDMI receiver for my home theater. I bought a mini-HDMI adapter and Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (with the intent to return whichever one is less convenient). The microsoft adapter is hit or miss and disconnects quite often, but that's not the problem. I can't get either adapter to play audio in surround sound. When I go to the playback devices, the receiver is listed there, but when I hit configure and do the 5.1 speaker test, the rear sounds are coming out of the front speakers, and I don't think the center speaker is working either. When using the wireless display adapter it ONLY gives me the option of stereo. Does anyone know how to resolve this or if its even possible? I have a super cheap i3 Acer laptop from 2012 that can do surround sound over the HDMI (with windows 10 as well). It's sad that it works on my laptop, but ... Read more

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Bought a gtx 460 for some reason. And for some other reason HDMI is shown as no input. I read somewhere to get audio through hdmi u have to enable it throguh bios have to enable visual hdmi there as well?

Also I wanted to know a good program that lets me see how my video card is performing and if its being bottleknecked?

A:Can't get Mini HDMI input to work from graphics card

If you want to check if your video card is being bottlenecked, just open up resource manager and play any game you like.

Check how much strain is being put on the cpu and compare it to the gpu usage.

GPU-Z is my personal favorite gpu monitoring program. Get it from TechPowerUp.

If you have a core 2 duo running under 3.5 ghz it'll most likely be a bottleneck in modern games.

However, with a quad core with a clock rate of at least 2.5 or so then you should be fine.

Also, it really depends on the game.

Older games less cores doesn't really matter as much as the gpu. Newer games can become really demanding on both the cpu and gpu.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to connect my Toshiba laptop with an HDMI Output to my Phillips 42PFL9532/98 using ATi Catalyst Control Center and I am trying to clone the laptop monitor to be the same on the TV but it comes up on the TV Unsupported Video Format and when I make it a 2nd monitor it works fine.

It would be great if someone could help me out to get it working.

Thanks Sam

A:Trying to connect Laptop via HDMI to HDMI

What it the resolution on your main screen that you want to clone, and what resolution is the TV when you set it up as the second monitor?

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My mini HDMI output has stopped working. No video no sound on the external screen. I've updated everything- Windows, Intel Graphics drivers, all the critical updates on the Lenovo companion app but still no luck. The computer doesn't even seem to recognise that the output is connected (the little sound that plays when the cable is plugged in doesn't play). I have tested the cable and monitor on another lenovo device and all works fine.  Frustratingly the output seems to work when connected via the Thinkpad Dock.  Also of note: the advanced display settings no longer takes me to the desktop verison of the application. Even if I go through the control panel, but takes me to the basic windows 10 interface, Anybody have any ideas- I really need to be able to project from my computer

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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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Sounds complicated (To me anyway)

I'm running Windows 7 64bit with 2 video cards (NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and NVIDIA GeForce GT 240) as I use 3 monitors.

My TV is located where it is not possible to run a cable to it from the PC, It is however beside a CAT5 box that is connected to a CAT5 box beside my PC.

I use a TP-LINK TL-MR3420 router for my PC and wireless access upstairs.
It is connected to a Belkin Share wireless router set up purely as an access point downstairs via the 2 cat boxes mentioned earlier for wireless access and a wired connection to my xBox.

I want to use one of the spare video card ports to connect to my HDTV
I have a HDMI output on the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and a DVI output on the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 that are not in use.

I think HDMI is the way to go as I believe I can use a S/PDIF cable to connect my motherboard to my NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and so I will have audio as well as visual.

My question is:
Can I use a HDMI to CAT5 converter, connect a HDMI cable to the video card output, connect one end of a CAT5 cable to that, the other end to my TP-LINK TL-MR3420 router (Which is connected to my Belkin Share wireless router)
Take a CAT5 to HDMI converter and run a HDMI cable from my Belkin Share wireless router to my HDTV?
Is it possible to do this via a router at all?

Any help is much appreciated ..

A:Connect PC to HDTV via HDMI -> CAT5 -> Router -> Access Point -> CAT5 -> HDMI -> TV

Hi and welcome to TSG.

The HDMI to CAT5 converter most likely sends raw high speed serial video through all four twisted pairs of wires in the CAT5 cable rather than converting the video data to Ethernet compatible data packets. Any Ethernet router or switch would not know what hit it.

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I have the 2nd setup through a vga to hdmi cable but it just sits there black with "check signal cable."

2nd monitor is an lg2241


- multiple re-boots
- downloaded a driver from LG but don't see that it did any kind of install. Double clicking it's zip file opened it and clicking on the three files did nothing but open gibberish code.
- at screen resolution I see multiple displays and I have it set on extended.
- Clicked detect and identify
- #2 says display device on vga
- tried unplugging and reconnecting the cable (hdmi to vga)

I'm lost. SOS!



A:Dual monitor setup hdmi to vga on 2nd monitor shows nothing

Dave welcome to the Seven Forums.

That cable won't work unless the VGA port on the computer/laptop supports digital (highly unlikely), as VGA is an analogue signal and HDMI is digital. To get it to work you would need some kind of converter not an adapter, which that cable essentially is.

Assuming this is your monitor,

LG E2241V-BN: 22" Full HD LED LCD Monitor | LG USA

is says it has a VGA port on it. If it does then just use a plain old VGA cable.

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Monitor is plugged in vga. Toshiba tv us plugged in hdmi. When I turn my computer on it thinks the tv is the vga monitor. If I unplug the tv and have just the monitor it recognises it but if I then plug in my TV. It then switches to that screen and won't return to the monitor even if I unplug my tv. It won't play sound through my tv or recognise it as one. I can't use windows and P as it does nothing. I want the monitor to be primary and tv as secondary with sound. Help me please

A:How do I add hdmi tv as secondary monitor and vga monitor as primary m

sweksybaby welcome to the Seven Forums.

This should be what you are looking for,

Display - Change Main Display

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Hi guys,

I decided to purchase a Samsung LED monitor and have connected it up to my pc using a HDMI cable. I recieve the picture on the screen but no audio, been spending the majority of today trying to solve the issue but have landed short.

My set up is a AMD A10-5800K APU, 8 GB ram and using windows 7 64 bit. The monitor I purchased is a Samsung LED monitor T32E310EX.

Currently the speaker symbol has an x next to it, when I click it it tries to fix the problem. When I right click it and go to playback device it shows Digital Audio HDMI (High Definition Audio Device) as my default device but no sound bars next to it. If anyone could help me out that would be great thanks

A:New monitor, HDMI connection between Pc and monitor but no sound

Have you configured your speaker setup to use Monitor Speakers rather than external speakers?

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I have a couple of spare video cards, both have 2 outputs.
One has 1 VGA + 1 DVI (nVidia GeForce3 Ti200)
One has 1 VGA + 1 S-Video (nVidia GeForce4 Ti4200)

Thanks for your help in advance.


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Windows XP (Something but I think Pro)
1 GB of Ram
No CD or any Removable Drive
HP (Yeah, I know, I tried to tell her but she bought it anyways.)

I am so embarrased for asking as I am A+ Certified for a few years ago with not one but two different A+ manuals sitting around, please help.

My question is - My girlfriend brought over her HP Mini 1000 laptop and asked nicely for me to fix her networking problem and after mocking her silently to myself for getting it I sat down and attempted to help her. Her problem is that with this laptop she can no longer connect to any network or even see how as the icon at the taskbar for connecting to a wireless network is now gone and doesn't appear.

As wireless networking is a completely new field to me but I have a little bit of experience, I am no means an expert. I do not know of any way to restore her network connection or even show her a way to connect to a network via a wireless connection.

Following the various things I have read online as well as here, I can answer the following questions.

1. All Hardware is Enabled without problems, I viewed the Device Manager and a network adapter is listed.

The Network Adapter is
Broadcom 802.1 b/g wlan
and it claims it is working properly

2. I did the IPCONFIG in CMD and it comes up with nothing. I have done this several times while configuring my WIRED network at home so I understand how it works and I should see stuff like an MEDIA STATE or CONNECTION-SPECIFIC DNS SUFFIX but on h... Read more

A:HP Mini 1000 cannot connect to any WAN, please help

Hi:So,this worked once and doesn't work now. ?
If so,what was changed,if anything about the time this went south ?

And,the entry for wireless nic looks to be working properly ?

Can her pc make a network connection directly connected to the modem ?

Just for a brain check
Let's make sure that these are started.
&#8226; COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
&#8226; Computer Browser
&#8226; DHCP Client
&#8226; DNS Client
&#8226; Network Connections
&#8226; Network Location Awareness
&#8226; Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
&#8226; Server
&#8226; TCP/IP Netbios helper
&#8226; Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)There should be only one wireless manager running.Either windows or the wireless nic's manager.
&#8226; WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
&#8226; Workstation

Maybe you have checked all this,but we just need to kind of get a level set here.
Disable any firewalls that are running.

And just for the heck of it,let's do this.

Stack repair for XP
Courtesy of Johnwill of the Networking forum.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.Netsh commands
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

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Hello all!
My friend got a HP Mini 210 from Verizon, I believe a few years ago. It has a sim slot, but there isn't a sim card in it. I don't know if she took it out, or if she never needed one.
It is an HP Mini 210 running Windows 7 Starter.
Apparently she isn't using Verizon anymore, as she recently bought a T-Mobile hot spot instead. She can't get it to connect to the T-Mobile hot spot wifi, and I brought it home, and can't get it to connect to my home wifi either. Well actually it says "Connected" but "No Internet Access." Internet is fine and working well, so that is not the problem.
The Verizon connection is under Dial up and VPN(I think it is broadband), do I need to remove this connection to get the wifi to connect properly? It is not connected to the Verizon connection though. Is it possible that this laptop is "locked" to Verizon the way cell phones are?
The Troubleshooter says "Windows can't communicate with the device or resource. (primary DNS server)
This isn't my computer, so I am hesitant to do anything that I am not sure about. Any help would be awesome!

A:HP Mini from Verizon won't connect to wifi

They probably set a Proxy in the unit, either in Internet Explorer, or in the Registry.  Yes, delete the Verizon connection in Internet Options, in the Connections tab.  Check for a proxy in that same tab.

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A:hp mini wont connect to the internet

HP mini only supports B and G but not N (I know I have one) are you using Win 7 or XP? Anyways, try this, remove all your wireless networks (advance wireless settings on XP or network and sharing center on win 7 or 8) then do a new scan and retry to connect to the new found router (if you can't connect) please verify the wireless setting in the router, please make sure the Network name is correct, you have the right wireless key, and that you router supports B and G, you may have to connect a Ethernet wire between the pc and the router and access the router by the gateway ip address to verify these settings.... If you don't know how to check this, then please ask
if this is not the case, you might be connecting to an open wireless network that might be far away and is appearing as unidentified
please verify all this and let me know

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A:mini won't connect to wireless network

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I have a new Samsung U70 USB Monitor.

It comes with a split USB cable that the manual tells me is needed to be plugged into TWO usb ports on my laptop. This is because it is powered via USB and needs the "extra power" i.e. two usb connections.

However, the cable was too short to reach two USB ports (they are on either side of laptop).

So i managed to install the driver with only one usb plugged in anyway. It also now powers up (and seems to work fine) with just one USB plugged in.

Could i damage it this way? Is it getting full power (maximum results) using one USB? Anything that could go wrong?

Thanks in advance.

A:USB mini monitor power question!

Could i damage it this way? Is it getting full power (maximum results) using one USB? Anything that could go wrong?Click to expand...

You are taking risks.

That panel consumes 4.5 watts, and the limit of one modern USB port is approximately 2.5watts, I would use both.

USB 5 volts at 500 milliamps = approx 2.5 watts.


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Hi, i have two questions.
first: i did not find the bletooth device in this laptop, but i read on the internet, that it should be available in this model.
second and more important issue is, that the laptot is not able to connect to any network via Wi-Fi nor via cable.
It was ok in the past, but now it seems to find the wireless SSID fine and connect to it with the encryption key but it has trouble acquiring an IP address.
I am trying all wi-fi networks available in my neighbourhood and hotspot which i made from my phone and nothing works. Also as i mentioned, the connection it is not working via cable.
I have used this laptot in past also in foreign countries, for example in Vietnam or Cannada and everything worked fine.
Operation system is genuine seller - installed. Win xp service pack 3 home edition.
All other devices, like mobile phone, other laptops are able to connect to my wi-fi. So i don't think there is a problem with my Wi-fi network.
Thanks a lot for your help.

A:Dell Inspiron mini 10 can not connect to internet

You should check your device manager to see what bluetooth you may have installed, and if there are any devices that may need driver updates or are unrecognized by the system. 

As for the IP issue. There are many things that can contribute to this. If you have run adware removal recently, some programs can actually remove or reconfigure components essential for network operation. winsockfix is a common tool used to fix this. Ive gone through it myself (while working on a family member's computer who was experiencing similar issues). 

You may also try uninstalling and then reinstalling your network card in the device manager. Some people suggest checking your password or removing saved passwords, but seeing as you have already tested multiple networks, the issue is not that. 

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I'm having the same problem as another user Baduga whose thread is copied below. I did download the driver version for the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN device which was released February 03, 2010. However, when I try to connect to a secured wireless network it seems to see the router, but just spins and spins with the message "acquiring network address" and it never actually connects.

Baduga, below, also had this problem once the drivers were updated. He reported the fix was by following the instructions on HP customer service page that flavallee linked earlier. It turns out my password was missing from the association page of the wireless network connection.

Can someone give that link again, and be explicit about what you have to do to get to the association page of the wireless network connection, and exactly which password needs to be entered there/

Many thanks, NeverHadSoMany (Problems with Wireless Connections)

Success at last!

Here is the support and software site for the HP Mini 1035NR netbook. You need to add and save this site to your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can refer to it when needed.

It came with Windows XP Home Edition SP3 pre-installed.

Here is the link to driver version for the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN device which was released February 03, 2010.

Download and save the driver, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install the driver, then restart your computer.

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A:HP Mini 110-3004Tu Cannot Connect to WIFI Connection

Hi: See if installing this updated driver works for you... Nov 2012) This package contains the driver installation package for the Ralink Wireless LAN Controllers in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

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Hello, I am trying to connect a Dell Inspiron Mini to my home wireless network. It was working last week with no problems. The status icon shows that it is connected to the network and gives an IP address. However, when I try and view a webpage I get "The page cannot be displayed". I have tried to "Diagnose Connection Problem" and it says there are no issues.

I have tried the ipconfig /release, ipconfig /flushdns, and ipconfic /renew and that spits out a new IP address but still no connection. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron Mini will not connect to internet

Go to the Control Panel/Internet Connections. Right click your Local Area Connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP-IP) hit Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address Automatically is checked as well as Obtain a DNS Server Address Automatically. Browse to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc open the Hosts file with Notepad. Delete any lines after localhost
Save the file. Do the ipconfig release, flushdns, and renew again.

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this HP mini has Win7 Starter,
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any helps?

A:connect Andoroid phone and HP mini with USB cable?

Quote: Originally Posted by fluidmotion

this HP mini has Win7 Starter,
and does not recognize Android phone when they are connected with a usb cable.
any helps?

Have you tried a different usb cable?

Is the Android phone recognized when plugged in to a different computer?

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hello from Tony .....dear friends i am a new member here...i searched some of this posts but i dont see anyone with this issue...on cyber monday of 2010 i purchased this sony mini it was working fine with the dsl ./..then 2 weeks ago i switched from dsl to fiberoptic verizon fios that other 2 laptops are connecting fine...but not this one does not ask for the wep key/ it wont connect....but if i use a ithernet cable... is asking for the wep key and boommmm problem ,then i unplug the cable and with in 2 minutes a disclamation point appair on the connection signal...i called both the internet provider and sony and of course they point fingers on eachother....
techsupport from sony changed the wireless router key(password)....they told my thah is not compatible...with window 7
i also reformated the hard drive and installed all the latest software/...still nothing
sony at this point is sayng that is the network ...but verizon tech support is telling me that is a software/hardware issue with the yesterday i whent to my friends house to try to connect to his internet(same has mine) and i have the same problem....btw my other 2 laptops also have window 7

please help..............................TONY.................................Thank you

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Make sure you have the latest wireless driver. For an integrated adapter get the driver from Sony's web site.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. And show for an attempted wireless connection and then for the ethernet + wireless ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
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If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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Hi, I connected my Fujitsu laptop to the "dining room" Tv (Its a cheap technika from Tesco 22") via HDMI cable, with immediate results.

I then tried to connect the laptop to my new monitor Asus VE228HR 21.5". This is my main monitor connected to my desktop PC via VGA with a dual connection to a 2nd monitor. My desktop dual boots Ubuntu & windows.

(My desktop PC has only VGA connection. No DVI or HDMI) Graphics nvidia dual Quadro nvs290

The problem is I have no access to change the settings on the monitor from VGA to HDMI unless I power up my desktop PC.

When I do this and bring up the monitor menu to enter input select, the ist option VGA is highlighted but when I try to move down to select HDMI the menu disappears therefore I cant change it. Any ideas welcome and appreciated thanks

HDMI does not appear in the BIOS of the desktop PC. Simply not there so of course no options to enable or
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A:monitor and HDMI

Most monitors should auto sense the input. If the VGA cable is left attached, it may default to that. Have you tried it with only an HDMI cable connected?

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A:Use HDMI and DVI on same monitor.

Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1

I know that it's possible to use 2 inputs on the same monitor, as I have done iw tiwh DVI and VGA before. I want to hook up my Xbox 360 to the monitor via HDMI and my computer via DVI. Whenever I do this though, and try to switch between inputs using the button on the monitor, I don't get a signal. I'm just wondering if it's a limitation of my GTS 250. Any help is appreciated. Specs are below.


HDMI and DVI are both digital and your monitor probably is only able to switch between analog (VGA) and digital so you cannot switch between HDMI and DVI>>> That's my guess.

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A:HDMI for monitor

Welcome to SF!

Have you tried updating your drivers for your video card/monitor?

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Text has a blurred edge at the bottom

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Do I have a faulty monitor?


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Thanks in advance.

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A:HDMI with just one Monitor

Have you selected HDMi input on the monitor itself?

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A:DVI-D (monitor) to HDMI (PC)

I'd buy a DVI cable. That way your using the best signal you can for gaming. Your graphics and your monitor support this lead.

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Mine is not refurb - please scroll down and click specs. ( on link)



A:Monitor - hdmi possible?

Thanks, but I'm not interested in replacing at the moment.
Just wanted to know if I could improve the performance with this one.

Can't believe that your link is $60 cheaper than the one I have.

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According PSREF Max resolution:[email protected] (DisplayPort via Mini DisplayPort cable);[email protected] (Thunderbolt);[email protected] (HDMI)

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I have just replaced the 802.11b Intel PRO 2100 wireless adapter in my Dell Inspiron 600m laptop computerwith an 802.11b/g Intell PRO 2200BG. I am confused about connecting the antenna cables to the new mini PCI board. Originally, the grey cable was connected to the Main connector and the black cable to the Aux connector. This is how Dell shipped the computer with the 2100. However, the Installation Guide for the new adapter (2200BG) indicates that the black cable should be connected to Main and the grey to Aux. How would I know which connection configuration is correct? Thanks.

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A:How to Connect the Antenna Cables to a Mini PCI Wireless Adapter

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I recently purchased an ipod and it does nothing when I connect it to my Compaq Presario 7000. I know this may have something to do with the power or speed of my USB port, but I don't know where I can find out if I have a low or high power USB. Thanks in advance for your help!

A:ipod mini won't connect to Compaq Presario 7000

Do you mean USB 2.0 (high speed USB) vs USB 1.1 (low speed)?

Look in Device Manager - Hardware.

Expand the Universal Bus Controllers tree and see if you have an "enhanced" controller.
If not, you only have USB 1.1 (and that is what I would suspect).

If you have a spare PCI slot, a USB 2.0 card would be worth considering.

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On my windows Vista laptop i would create a bridge from my wireless internet connection to my Xbox 360, now on my new dell mini using windows 7 it wouldn't let me create a bridge and when i go to my wireless networks properties theres no sharing me please

A:Connect Xbox Live Through Dell Mini 10 laptop

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Are you using a router attached to your modem?

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Well I bought a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000 a while ago, which came with a a bluetooth dongle. However, I have not been able to connect it to a bluetooth headset. I've read that the default XP SP2 Bluetooth stack doesn't support the headset profile. Does anyone know if there is a remedy to this?

(The bluetooth headsets i've tried are the Nokia BH-801 and BH-903)

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my HP Mini 110 shows me my neighbors unsecured internet but it will not connect to it he claims he didnt do anything to it and insists that it may be my laptop i tried a few things i mean very few im lazy and am tired of dealing with electronic failures it happens often to me... anyway my built in wireless card is a Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
i also have a VZW USB modem PANTECH UM175 #3 (COM7) that will connect to its default network VZAccess and yet it too does not connect to my neighbors internet also when i try to enter credentials it says i dont need them

any ideas?

A:HP mini 110 shows the unsecured network but wont connect to it

ok so far i have tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it and still no go and hes the only other hot spot near by other then me using my pricey VZaccess network

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I need to power-up  HP Stream 200-010 Mini using a 12V batterry. I am not sure which level shifter or power adapter I should use and how to make the connections. The HP mini computer needs an external power supply of 45W. Please assist me.

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Hello all, i am currently building a gaming PC that also allows me to watch my Blu-Ray via my HDTV, i want to be able to connect it via HDMI and have the Audio AND Video going through my TV Screen/Speakers, here is the motherboard im considaring putting in it and here is the graphics card im considaring putting in it.. as you can see the motherboard has the S/PDIF (optical) output i hear thats one of the things i need.....and my graphics card which im considaring getting as you can see has the HDMI connectivity.....i hear its not as simple as getting an HDMI cable and plugging it from the PC to the its coming from the graphics card it wont transmit sound too will it?.....sorry im a bit confused, can somebody help clarify this? thank you!!!

Joe Lamden

A:Building a PC to connect to HD TV via HDMI


Personally I would go for a Gigabyte board if you can find one that suits your needs. I have generally found them to be better quality than Asus, you may well get similar answers from others on here, especially if you have that sort of money to spend on it.

maybe something like: which is a bit cheaper but probably better (in my opinion).

I also, personally, think ATI have the edge with graphics at the moment. I have always been a bit of an NVidia fan but the general concensus seems to go toward ATI currently.

What other specs are you looking at, I am assuming your are looking at around £1500-£2000 easy, for the full rig if you are spending that much on the graphics card and motherboard alone, wish I had that sort of money to spend on a PC haha.

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HiI bought this laptop last week and have attempted to connect it to my TV to use as an external display as I used to do with my old Dell laptop but have been unable to do it. I know 'how' to do it but when I connect the HDMI, it just doesn't detect the signal so I am unable to select any of the options (Extend/ Duplicate etc). I have tried looking at the Graphics Properties to no avail. I just can't find the option to change anything that will actually make it worse. The HDMI cable definitely works (I have tried it with another device and it worked fine). Can I have some advice please? I'll also stress again that this is a brand new laptop suggesting that all drivers etc are up to date. ThanksAlex

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I've connected my HDMI-cable to my PC (graphic card EAH5770) and to my TV (Sony Bravia 26'', about three years old) but I can't choose the TV as my other display from Catalyst Control Center or from Windows' display preferences when they are connected. What should I do to get it to work?

EDIT: In other words my computer doesn't recognize the TV and I don't know why. And here's some specs if they help in any way.

BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/14/09 11:49:05 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 705e Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 6142MB RAM
Operating System: Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100218-0019)

Display Devices: Card name: ASUS EAH5770 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68B8)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68B8&SUBSYS_D132174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 3819 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1012 MB
Shared Memory: 2807 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: SyncMaster T220/T220G,SyncMaster Magic T220/T220G(Digital)

A:Can't connect my PC (with EAH5770) to TV via HDMI

Confused. Do you have a display running already, and this is a second monitor? Or is this the only one?
I assume it is a second monitor, as you say you cannot see it, which implies you have a screen to see it on. try using ONLY the HDMI connection, see what happens then, ensuring that the TV is set to the correct input. I have a triple monitor set, and th eHDMI has had no detection problem so far. The only thin gI can think of is to change the first monitor to the second DVI slot. the 5770 should have 2 dvi and 1 hdmi i believe, one of the dvi is actually an alternative input for the HDMI.

Putting it simply ( I confused myself, there!) try just the HDMI. That should work fine, then plug in the second monitor.
If that does not work, or you get nothing for the HDMI, try the DVI in the second slot. Either way, should cure it.

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Until 2 wks ago was able to connect laptop to tv with hdmi lead

now laptop does'nt connect laptop shows a connection tv says no signal

I have tried reinstalling drivers


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I am trying to connect my Laptop Dell XPS M1730 windows 7 (2x 8800M GTX cards) - to my HD ready TV from LG.

If I use a HDMI calbe directly from my desktop pc, it works perfectly (I don't even need to turn down my resolution)

But my laptop does not have an HDMI port. So I bought a DVI-D(single) to HDMI cable. And connected them up.
- The TV detected something. And then said "no signal" on the screen.
- My laptop screen went black when I connected.

Do anyone know how to fix this? Am I using the wrong cable?
DVI-Digital Single link to HDMI is the cable I am using.
The laptop has DVI Female connector.

The exact cable I am using below in the picture:

A:Can't connect DVI-D(single) to HDMI on TV

When you try this, what resolution and refresh rate is your monitor on your laptop running?

What is the native resolution of your TV?

I've seen some strange things when connecting up to a TV from a laptop where either the TV can't handle the resolution/refresh rate that the laptop is pushing out or the laptop can't push the right resolution/refresh rate.

It's an unlikely solution, given that you have good video cards in the laptop - but try this - set the resolution as low as you can set it - 1024x768 for example, and the refresh rate as high as you can - 75hz, for example. Then plug in the TV. If that works you may need to play around with the resolutions to see what happens.

Also, when you connect the laptop - and if the screen goes black on it - hit windows key + P, then hit the "right arrow" key on your keyboard once, and then hit enter. That might switch the display back to the computer - if it works you can then troubleshoot further.

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When I connect hdmi cable to laptop the screen goes black and tv screen states            Out of RangeCan anyone help please? 

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So my TV stopped working and I'm wanting to connect my PS4 to my computer monitor via HDMI. The problem is that I don't think my computer even recognizes my HDMI for some reason. I plug it in and get nothing, not even a notification of something being plugged in. I tried to connect it a few times when I first got the computer but it didn't work then either. I heard that All in One computers usually have a button you push to start viewing via HDMI, but I haven't found one.  As a last resort I tried turning off my PC, plugging my HDMI in and then starting my computer back up. Nothing.  Any suggestions? 

A:How do I connect an HDMI(my ps4) to Pavilion All-in-One des...

@AlexSivef? There should be two more digits and possible a w at the end of the product name. Please post it. 1.  The complete Model Name. or Product Number. of the notebook - see This HP web document if you don't how to locate the model number and\or product number.  The HP Recline, 27 TouchSmart and the Omni 27 have an HDMI input port that can be selected by the menu keys on the side of the display.   The HP AIO 23-1xx PCs do not have an HDMI input port, they have an HDMI output.  

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So I have a Acer AXC-705 desktop computer. It is conneted to my tv via a hdmi cable but doesnt display. I am greeted with the Acer start screen but then does not display. I've had it for 2 weeks and it has been fine until now. 

Go to Solution.

A:I have a Acer AXC-705. It is connect via HDMI to m...

try this:at boot press ALT+F10  this will start Acer/windows recovery.From the Recovery screenClick on Troubleshoot.Click on Advanced Options.Click on Startup Settings.Click on Restart.The PC will now reboot to the Startup Settings screen.Press 4 to Enable Safe Mode as prompted. once in Safe mode, go to Device manager, click on Display adapters, right click on your VGA and choose uninstall(tick to uninstall software too). then reboot

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When I connect my notebook to the TV using HDMI the sound does not come from the TV it comes from the notebook. Also, when I go on to manage audio devices in my Control panel the TV does not show up even in the disable and hidden list. I am not sure if this relates to the issue but I have a code 10 on my HD audio driver if that does anything to affect the sound.Please help 

A:No Sound from TV when i connect with HDMI

Hi: Yes, that is the problem (code 10). Since the graphics drivers are fine, let's not mess with those by running the graphics driver file. Let's just play with the HDMI audio driver file inside the Intel graphics driver. First, download and install this free file utility.  The 2nd line is for 64 bit. After you install 7-Zip, download and save, but do not run this graphics driver. This package provides the driver that enables the Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. File name: sp72370.exe After you download and save the above 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 (sp72370). Once that is done, go to the device manager and click on the problem 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 you should be good to go.  

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