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Years back the Pit helped me with my first HDMI setup. I've used in many times up to this last weekend.

I plugged the HDMI cable into the TV, changed setup in TV from TV to HDMI1,

Plugged HDMI cable into PC (Worked fine before), set PC for Netflix and started feature, but no picture on TV.

Was there a setup on the pc that I should have changed. It's a Lenovo.

Thanking you in advance fro any help.

rgsmile

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Yes, there are four, but we have always used HDMI1.

And there is only one on the Lenovo.

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If I'm not mistaken you have to hit a function key ....F3 of maybe F10??  Look for an image of a "monitor" on the function keys.  I know that's the way I have to do it on my old Sony laptop..not that the Lenovo would be the same way though. Just a thought.

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3 hours ago, Signman said:

If I'm not mistaken you have to hit a function key ....F3 of maybe F10??  Look for an image of a "monitor" on the function keys.  I know that's the way I have to do it on my old Sony laptop..not that the Lenovo would be the same way though. Just a thought.

 

Or, right click on the desktop > graphic properties and select the output device. (Does the same thing)

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HDMI1, when chosen, Leads to a blue screen. PC is set on Netflix with a movie.

HDMI2 does the same. These 2 are from the TV.

Only one HDMI port on the Lenovo.

F keys have no symbols.

There was no option for "output device" in the properties graphic.

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17 hours ago, rgsmile said:

HDMI1, when chosen, Leads to a blue screen. PC is set on Netflix with a movie.

HDMI2 does the same. These 2 are from the TV.

Only one HDMI port on the Lenovo.

F keys have no symbols.

There was no option for "output device" in the properties graphic.

 

Do you have the NVIDA control panel installed? If so the setting to change output is in there under Display > set multiple displays (You may also need to change the sound card setting to output via HDMI)

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Thanks, Nigsy, for the response.

The 2 suggestions you made are confusing to me as I've never had to do them before.

The Lenevo worked fine a month to six weeks ago, (I seldom use it, only when visitors are here), but now it doesn't work.

I have a 25' HDMI cable that I've used for a couple of years.

Could HDMI cable end be bad? Or Lenovo input be bad?

I have a 4 year old 42" Haier TV that is seldom used and only for the HDMI.

No idea what to do next.

 

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Right click on the desktop; in the context menu their should be an option for NVIDA Graphics (Or Radeon); that controls the onbaord graphics.

 

I could be the cable; you'd have to try a different one to test.

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