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Can't connect my new laptop to TV via HDMI

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June 2, 2015 3:23:29 AM

Hello there

I have just bought a lenovo Z50 70 and tried to connect it to my Toshiba TV via HDMI. The TV is showing a message - No video available. I've tried fn F7 to toggle between displays. I don't think it is the HDMI cable as it works fine with my ipad (using a converter). I've searched through forums and can't see what it could be, any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Katherine

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June 6, 2015 4:51:05 PM

Make sure that the tv's input set to be via hdmi. If doesnt work try to:
Go to Control Panel
Then click "Display"
Then click "Change display settings"
then you should you see all your connected displays, and see if your laptop recognizes the tv as being a display.

I hoped this helped, have a nice day Katherine! :D 
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June 6, 2015 5:14:05 PM

select "pc" as the input source on the TV's menu.
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June 7, 2015 6:47:25 AM

Hi Thanks for responding, my TV isn't showing as a display. I've tried a new HDMI cable and that doesn't make any difference. Do you think it could be a problem with the TV? The TV is over 5 years old but it has worked in the past.

Thanks

Katherine

legoboye said:
Make sure that the tv's input set to be via hdmi. If doesnt work try to:
Go to Control Panel
Then click "Display"
Then click "Change display settings"
then you should you see all your connected displays, and see if your laptop recognizes the tv as being a display.

I hoped this helped, have a nice day Katherine! :D 


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June 7, 2015 12:37:51 PM

do you have other monitors/tvs/displays you could try to connect your laptop, to see if its problem with the tv or your laptop.
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June 10, 2015 7:19:43 AM

Heloo, I've tried it with a Sony Bravia TV and managed to get it to work. it required a bit of fiddling around and I'm not sure how I did it. I guess this means it's my TV at home. Do you think there is a fix for this?
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June 10, 2015 11:16:38 AM

Ah ha I've fixed it! I did a factory reset on the TV and now it works! Thanks so much for your help :0)
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