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Old 09-06-2012, 11:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Nope tv is hdmi enabled and i played with the screen refresh rate.

On the bright side I tried connecting the tv to the laptop with a vga plus audio cable and it worked beautifully!!! However the vga port on my laptop doesnt have a place for the screws to screw in on the vga cable and the vga cable wont remain in place.

So since the vga connection worked shouldnt I be able to get the hdmi connection to work?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Weird idea, but could it be that the HDMI is turned off? Either by BIOS or Windows?

If any of your friends have a HDMI monitor, I would try connecting it. Just to verify.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Unfortunately mine is the only computer that has an hdmi port. How would I check? Go into Bios at startup?
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wouldn't it be enabled since the laptop recognizes the tv when the two are connected through an hdmi cable?
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Do you have dual displays enables and set to mirrored?
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yes it is set to duplicate. I also tried extend. Both settings work when the tv and laptop are connected with the vga cord but not with hdmi cord
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Since you got an Intel GFX card see if this is any help. It might not be exactly the same also but if you got anything close it might give you an idea.

Edit: Apparently Youtube link seems to be breaking the page and stuff, so I just shortened the URL, still the same link btw.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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No. It was sad to see how they just plugged in the cable and the screen appeared on the tv. I'm not sure if I have an Intel GFX, i think i have Intel HD or Intel 3000.
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