Many people report that the HDMI port on their laptop is not working when they want to connect their laptop to the TV.
This is usually caused by the software running on the camera, a hardware issue, or a configuration problem.
How to Fix and Enable HDMI Port on Computer
There are several things you can try to fix the HDMI port not working on laptop issue.
Here are a few ideas that should help to fix and enable the HDMI port on your computer.
Fix 1: Check To See If It Is a Hardware Issue
This is the first thing to do to check to see if it is a hardware issue.
If your HDMI port isn’t working, it may be damaged.
So, check your HDMI cable to see if it’s not damaged, if it’s properly connected, and if it’s compatible
Be sure the connections of your system and TV are tight and in working order.
If they are damaged, you’ll have to replace them. If they are all in good condition, try the following.
Fix 2: Restart and Reconnect
Improper boot-up of devices might cause this problem.
Thus, restart both devices and reconnect the HDMI.
Put the device in your pocket or bag.
Leave them for at least five minutes. Then, turn ON your HDMI device.
Connect your PC, your TV, then connect the HDMI cable. (You can decide to disconnect the HDMI cable before powering up your TV.)
Refreshing your HDMI connections might be all you need to fix it.
Fix 3: Set the HDMI Device as Default Device on PC
How to set your HDMI device as the default output for your computer.
You will need to take the steps outlined below if it isn’t already there.
Go to the home screen of your PC and search the task bar for the Volume icon.
Right-click on the volume icon, and a small window will appear that you can use to change the volume.
Press the Menu button at the top-right corner of your Roku remote and select HDMI Settings
At the HDMI Settings screen, select the device you want to connect to.
Select OK, then Enter to set this up. It will then ask you if you want to save the settings. Select Yes to do so, and the changes will take place.Q:
Fix 4: Properly Configure Your PC’s Display Settings
Using the Windows key + P a display setting panel will appear.
You can use this to properly set your device’s display.
This will fix the ‘HDMI not working on laptop’ issue if you are using the wrong display setting.
There are four modes:
PC Screen only – this displays only on your PC screen
Duplicate – this displays content on your PC screen and on another device connected via HDMI by duplicating content
Extend – you can use this to extend what is on your PC screen to an extended desktop
Second Screen only – this projects displayed content on a secondary display only
Fix 5: Update Graphics Driver
If your graphics driver is faulty, you may experience an issue in receiving or sending data from or to your HDMI device.
Sometimes you might thus need to update or reinstall your drivers. This guide will show you how to do so either manually or automatically.
To update automatically:
Right click on your mouse icon in the taskbar. Then select “Properties”
Under the “Shortcut” tab, you’ll see an option to create a shortcut for updating drivers.
You may also select “Change the button text” if you want to change the button text from “Update” to something that suits you better.
You can also do this:
Open the start menu on your PC’s home screen and then search for Device Manager and click on it. You will see all the necessary information about your Windows 10 PC. Click on Display Adapters and you’ll see your graphic device.
Right-click on your graphic device and click the Update driver option
Then follow on-screen instruction till it is successfully updated
Lastly, if you have never experienced this issue before and have been connecting your PC to your HDMI device with ease, you might want to check if you installed any new programs or apps recently.
If you delete your HDMI cable it might be enough to get your HDMI connection working again.