When I connect my laptop to TV via HDMI cable, I have sound on laptop but not through TV

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Zandra_1

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This worked for me. Thank you very much!


 

Michal_10

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Go to Control Panel > Device Manager > Graphic cards > right click on NVIDIA (your graphics card) and select "scan for hardware changes" - this should help
 

Chetna Jindal

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docomeister

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Hey I know this is more than 2 years later, but I was having the same problems until a couple minutes ago, but then I realized that the problem is setting the TV's input source correctly. I had my TV (Samsung, if it matters) source set to DVI PC, and it didn't receive any sound signal. I've then set it to BLU-Ray, I did get sound, but sharpened image. And then I've simply set it to PC, my image settings are back, and now I have sound as well! My problem initially started from my onboard soundcard swapping the left/right channels and having issues with the 2.1 system that I installed after my old receiver died recently. Hey, hope you solved your problem by now, anyway!
 

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Downloading the most up to date drivers for my laptop's graphics card (NVIDIA) solved the problem for me. Prior to this, my laptop identified the TV as a generic monitor (linked by HDMI cable). Since the update, the TV make/model is identified by laptop and sound is coming from TV speakers. Thanks Amj
 

Steven_91

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Control Panel->Device Manager->Display Adapters->
With your HDMI Cable Plugged In, Right Click and Disable the Display adapter that is not your Laptop/Computer's Display Adapter e.g, Intel(R) HD Graphics is typically the televisions display driver.(This will momentarily disable the driver in your TV).
Now, Right Click>Enable the adapter you just disabled.

This should reset your television entirely and, in turn, Display the Device in the Playback Devices manager.
If you have any further questions, please respond to this post directly.
 

JabberwockyBoss

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Hi please help! I had to reformat my laptop and now I'm having this problem. I remember now that I have this problem each time I connect my laptop to a TV and the past 3 times (first plugging into my TV, first plugging into my parents TV and last time I reformat my laptop) that I had this issue and I solved it after a nightmare few hours. Currently on my second hour and ready to scream!! Once figured out I'm going to write it down this time.

Same laptop, same TV, same HDMI cable. My TV is not listed in my sound settings. Done the disabled devices thing. Tried alternating the order I put the HDMI in (TV or laptop, on or off etc). Done absolutely everything listed including your suggestion just (which I thought had completely broken my laptop!!) and still no joy.
 

Frederick_8

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Make sure you reboot your computer AFTER you connect to the TV
 

Kareem_3

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That helped and finally solved the issue after trying everything suggested in this forum.

Thanks a lot :D
 

mtank6261

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That's what I had to do. Have HP laptop and had sound to TV after first hooking up. Know it wasn't a TV issue because I have my X Box hooked up to the TV and sound works fine through the HDMI cable, so I figured it had to be my laptop. (Windows 10) couldn't find to TV anywhere in control panel until I went to sound, right clicked on speakers, then clicked on show disabled items. Then had to enable TV, then right click on TV icon and set to default. Works fine now.
 
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