I am currently using an ASUS ROG Scar II GL-504GM. I tried connecting my laptop to my TV through normal HDMI but I can't get a signal on my TV. It says no signal whatever I do. I also can't connect my laptop to a projector and the projector also shows that no signal is available. I know that my hdmi port of my laptop is working and the cable is not faulty because when i connect my laptop to my TV's HDMI ARC port, it works fine. So basically, I can only connect my laptop to the ARC port of my TV and not to the normal HDMI port and also not to a projector.