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TV wont detect HDMI Devices except a pc.

I have a problem with the hdmi port. I connect a hdmi cable to the tv and xbox 360 or to my Samsung Dvd player. Nothing would show on the screen. I tried using a different brand new hdmi cable and still it wont show anything on the tv. But when i connect a hdmi cable to my tv and to my computer using a Hdmi to Dvi converter it does work. The boot up screen shows up and it works like it supposed to. I tried connecting my xbox and dvd player to a different tv and it does work as well.

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  • ckyrules014 Jun 18, 2009

    Yea it only has one hdmi jack...

    would buying a hdmi switch fix it?

  • ckyrules014 Jun 22, 2009

    What i meant was to buy like a external hdmi switch that would send the signal to the tv instead of waiting for a signal. Because like i said when i connected a computer via the same hdmi port it works perfectly. And since a computers video card sends a signal instead of waiting for one i thought maybe a hdmi swith would help.


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Something is wrong whith the HDMI jack it's self, or the electronic switching is not sensing a signal is present. In either case the board that has the HDMI jack you are using needs to be replaced. Most all these boards are double printed, Multi-layered or both which prevents replacing the jack it's self. I do have a question though, do you only have on HDMI jack on the unit or do you have another one available.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

  • Steve Yocum Jun 22, 2009

    You cannot replace the switch, you must replace the entire board that the jack is mounted to because the board is doubleprint and/or multi layered.

    Hope this helps

  • Steve Yocum Jun 22, 2009

    I don't think that will make a diffrence.

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First try installing the latest ATI video driver, to make sure the HDMI output is fully supported.
Did you set your TV to select the HDMI input? nothing shows?

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