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Connecting my laptop to my tv via hdmi

I'm using the hdmi port on side of my laptop to watch programs on my 40" samsung lcd tv but i'm not getting any sound out of the speakers on the tv or on my surround sound that is connected with a hdmi lead and an optical lead help me please. Tom

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The first step is to determine whether the computer, the HDMI cable or the TV is the faulty link in the chain. I know it's a tremendous hassle to try a different TV, different computer, etc. But it will at least narrow the problem down to one component. My guess is that it's something in the computer that needs reconfiguring; that would be the most likely scenario, assuming you have a new HDMI cable.

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