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Windows 7: HDMI no longer shows in sound options

18 Jan 2013   #1
cantstandrea

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
HDMI no longer shows in sound options

When I try to connect my TV to my laptop via an HDMI cable the video works but the sound still plays from my laptop. I used to have no problems with the sound, but now it doesn't even show up as an output option. I have tried restarting the laptop with and without the HDMI connected and with the TV both on and off (I saw this suggestion in another post) but that did not work. How do I get HDMI to show up as an output option and get the sound to play through the TV?

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron, if that makes any difference.

Thanks!


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18 Jan 2013   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Right click your sound icon and select playback devices, it should be listed as HDMI. Then try reinstalling the sound driver or see if there is an updated sound driver for it.
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18 Jan 2013   #3
cantstandrea

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It is not listed under playback options.

I'm sorry I know absolutely nothing about computers. How do I re-install my sound driver or see if there are updates?
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18 Jan 2013   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sure...no problem...I need the exact make and model number of your laptop, then we can go from there.
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18 Jan 2013   #5
cantstandrea

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your help! My laptop is a Dell Inspiron N5110. Is there any other information you need?
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18 Jan 2013   #6
cantstandrea

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think I found an update for an audio driver on the Dell website. I will see if downloading it will fix the problem.
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18 Jan 2013   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Your off to a running start...lets hope for the best.
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18 Jan 2013   #8
cantstandrea

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately updating the driver did not solve the problem. Could I have somehow disabled HDMI sound output?
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