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Windows 7: cannot detect HDMI cable

12 May 2014   #1
fantazos

Professional 32
 
 
cannot detect HDMI cable

I have spent last week following various advice for fixing it but I am still stuck.Installing and re installing,enabling and disabling-and now I have nothing on the TV set and ATI does not see the HDMI cable.
Is there a clear understanding regarding this,or it's more like "try a bit of this but add a pinch of that and who knows -it may work...
I have Dell Dimension E521 with ADM Sempron,Windows 7 pro 32
Any good advice on getting bach the HDMI output?


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12 May 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Fantazos, Welcome to Seven forums.

You mentioned that ATI does not see the HDMI cable. Can you let us know what card are you using? Because, Dell E521 itself does not have HDMI port.

Have you updated the drivers for the card you are using? Please update you complete system specs.
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12 May 2014   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

does the hdmi cable work on other devices?!
would be the first thing I check!
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12 May 2014   #4
fantazos

Professional 32
 
 

I added Gigabyte ATi HD 4550/4350 Graphics Accelerator to my computer to have HDMI port and at first {two years by now} it worked flawlessly. Then I lost sound and now any signal from TV to PC,as if they were not connected by this fat coil of DHMI cable. I believe I screw up something by adding all kinds of drivers that were recomended for downloading by the good offices of DriverMax.Kind of "driver-greed"-more drivers piled high will solve my problems,,,
I cannot check if the cable is the culprit of the failure because the TV is the only device with HDMI port I have.
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12 May 2014   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

have you tried a system retore to a point when it all last worked?
also I suggest you uninstall all the inessential drivers and guff that have been added.

lastly just ask a mate or someone you know if they can test it on an xbox or ps3 or bluray player ect.. if not a new hdmi cable only cost like 99p/99c
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12 May 2014   #6
fantazos

Professional 32
 
 

Dear Badger 906,
Thank you most kindly for your suggestions. I thought of installing my graphics card on another computer but then I saw that Dell computers I have [Dimension]have to use right side slots on M.board.No go! Now I am about to start on stripping all the gunk&guff in drivers and start afresh,as you suggested.
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12 May 2014   #7
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

you can still fit standard components into a dell. the only difference is they invert the motherboard. so basically everything is upside down to normal.

so your gpu will work fine in another computer/another computers gpu in yours.
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12 May 2014   #8
fantazos

Professional 32
 
 

I tried just that: upside down graphics card-it was brilliant as a sly concept but the poor thing does not fit when upside down.I also wonder if the card is alive or burned:the tiny fan is not moving : wouldn't it indicate demise?
Now I am ready to buy new cable and new graphics card.Either one or both could be bad.
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12 May 2014   #9
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

wait you said you tried it upside down and now its not?? the graphics card can only go one way round..

any graphics card will fit in a dell pc, it just has to be mounted with the pci plate on the right hand side.

if youve forced it in the other way around then youve probably broken something.
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12 May 2014   #10
fantazos

Professional 32
 
 

Unless there is some magical way to do it I cannot mount the card upside down. The yellow row of tiny teeth has a break and then continues with few teeth more. Once you flip the card you will end up with the break in front and there is no known way to avoid it.Now,out of growing frustration I ordered new video card and new HDMI cable. My prediction is that video card is dead and not because I have misstreated it but simply because it wanted to join the mournfull cortege of entropy.
Thank you for trying to help.Crazy about kindness!
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