I get no signal through HDMI.

Gigabyte / G31m-es2l
April 8, 2012 at 00:46:29
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz / 4094 MB
I bought a HDMI cable so I can use my PC on the TV, but I get a black screen.

I'm using a GeForce GT 220

What can be the problem and how can it be solved?

Thank you for your time...

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April 8, 2012 at 04:16:11
Install the newest nvidia drivers,


go to the nVidia control utility, go to monitor management and enable the HDMI display.

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April 9, 2012 at 00:51:54
I installed the newest nvidia drivers thanks to the link you gave. But when I go to the nVidia control panel there is no monitor management. The only thing I see that kinda resembles some type of HDMI or DVI option are the 'setup digital audio, but it's locked.

I've tryed to disconnect the PC from the monitor screen and having only the HDMI pluged in but it's still no signal. I've tryed having both but still no signal and the monitor is just frozen up on the desktop back ground and no icons task bar or mouse pointer...

Please, this is really frustrating and need your help to get it working.

Thanks again for the link and your time...


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April 9, 2012 at 01:37:05
See, set up multiple displays


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April 9, 2012 at 15:53:05
I can't bro, as soon as I plug in my hdmi cable my monitor screen goes to the desktop background with no taskbar or windows or nothing; and the tv screen it's just black...

I've read other people are having with this problem too.

What should I do? Somebody help ME!


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April 9, 2012 at 23:09:32
Just for a test. Turn everything off, unplug anything that your will not need to boot the computer, unplug you monitor, and just boot using only the HDMI to your television. Make sure that your HDMI is hooked to an input and not an output.

Now Do you see your BIOS screen pop up? Does it load into windows?

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April 10, 2012 at 18:12:43
I unpluged everything; even the mouse and keyboard and still nothing. I don't see the BIOS or anything...

thank you for your time. :'(


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April 10, 2012 at 23:44:17
I had this problem before with a client of mine, you know what it turned out to be. His HDMI cable was too fat and it wouldn't clear the PCI slot frame completely to plug firmly into the video cards HDMI socket.

Please check this on your setup.

Other then that, we need to start testing your setup with other hardware, different cable, different monitor, Bluray player.

Do your have an HDMI on your computer monitor you could try?

Do you have any other HDMI output devices like a PS3 or DVD player or something, so that we know for sure that this is the computer an not something else.

Last bit, is if we check everything else and it is all good, then your video card needs to be replaced.

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