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Windows 7: HDMI with just one Monitor

09 Feb 2012   #1
kujirasan

64 Bit Ultimate N
 
 
HDMI with just one Monitor

I connected my computer to the monitor using the HDMI cable, but the screen went black/blank,
I am under impression that HDMI is for TV or a second monitor! However my friends tells me HDMI is just new generation of graphic connection, and replace the older cables, and I have to set up my computer and drivers properly! I have tried everything, but still get the black screen , when using DVI everything works well! Any idea what to do?


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09 Feb 2012   #2
Qdos

 

Have you selected HDMi input on the monitor itself?
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09 Feb 2012   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The only difference between DVI and HDMI is that HDMI carries the sound. It's a full audio/video cable in one.
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09 Feb 2012   #4
kujirasan

64 Bit Ultimate N
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Have you selected HDMi input on the monitor itself?
Of course I have, connecting the HDMI cable for VGA car to HDMI, as well I tried without the car, using the on board HDMI . Same black screen shows up.
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09 Feb 2012   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

kujiransan,
This would be a good time to add your system specs.....but of course you knew that.
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11 Feb 2012   #6
kujirasan

64 Bit Ultimate N
 
 

Hi there thanks to all of you, the problem was that the monitor came with HDMI cable only but its default was not auto switch to HDMI/DVI , I checked the menu and the default was DVI, wonder why they do that at the factory! After all one has to get a DVI cable and connect the monitor then switch to HDMI then use the cable!
Once again thank you for you help! Very much appreciated!
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11 Feb 2012   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kujirasan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Have you selected HDMi input on the monitor itself?
Of course I have, connecting the HDMI cable for VGA car to HDMI, as well I tried without the car, using the on board HDMI . Same black screen shows up.
Hmmmm.
You're welcome.
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