Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Having problems with hdmi audio

11 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Edition


I've been having similar issues over the last few days with getting HDMI output to appear. Here's what I did which worked today, hope this helps:

- Go to Control Panel
- Choose 'System'
- Click 'Device Manager' near the top left
- Right click on "Sound, video and game controllers"
- Choose 'Scan for hardware changes'.

And it appeared...

I did this right after I'd installed the latest ATI drivers for my laptop.

Anyway good luck.

Edit: Oh, and when it appears in the playback devices, click on that and select as default

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Give this thread a read and see if it resolves you sound issues: -WS :)

No sound via HDMI to ASUS Monitor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2011   #13

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Any solution?

I have the same problem with a simular notebook and same graphic card. Have tried installing different drivers as well with no luck. I would be very interested to hear any solution you might have found for this problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 May 2011   #14

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

The only solution i have found working is turning the graphic to descret in the BIOS. Have you found any other solution?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Fixed - use the Vista 32 bit driver 06-02-2009

I had the same problem you're describing, EXACTLY, no HDMI audio output for my Acer Timeline 5810TZ but video output worked great.

Running Windows 7 Home 32 bit upgrade from Vista. Same thing, I could see the HDMI in the BIOS but it didn't show up in the Playback properties, even with "show hidden devices" selected.

So I went to the Acer website for downloads and selected Windows Vista 32-bit for the Operating System. Scrolled down to the Realtek audio driver, selected the 06-02-2009 version for Vista, and downloaded it.

I then went into the Control Panel and uninstalled BOTH the HDMI audio driver AND the regular audio driver, checking the box to uninstall the software. I did NOT reboot.

I then opened the new Realtek Vista driver and ran it, let it finish installing, then rebooted my computer. It booted back up, and Voila! Speaker sound, SPDIF digital output, AND... wait for it... HDMI output, all show up under playback devices.

Plugged in my HDMI cable, put it in sleep mode, brought it back out and put a video on, outputs both video AND audio, no problem, works great!

Best of luck to you...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Having problems with hdmi audio

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
HDMI cable for audio or keep my 4.1 w/soundcard? need help w/HDMI
Hello quick question so i'm clear and to see what you would suggest. I have a new upgrade LG 55 inch 4k TV connected to my PC via HDMI to GTX970 I've read this TV supports audio also via the same HDMI cable plugged in to my video card. I'm a huge gamer. Right now I have a X-Fi Xtreme Gamer...
Sound & Audio
Realtek HDMI Output ATI HDMI Audio -Not Plugged In-
I'm trying to hook up my TV with my computer, and for the most part it's working. The video goes through and I get how to control it and everything. The only thing not working is the sound. I'm using an HDMI to HDMI cable, and like I said the video is fine. Also, when the cable is plugged into...
Sound & Audio
hp laptop audio and video problems (unless connected through hdmi)
Problem started a little over a month ago on my HP laptop running Windows 7 64bit. When I connect the laptop to my either of my TVs through an hdmi cord everything works fine. Videos run smoothly and the audio is in sync as if there's no problem. If I try to watch a video on just the laptop...
Sound & Audio
Windows 7 - HDMI out no audio - Intel HDMI audio
Hey everyone, I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (Build 7100) from Vista (32 bit) and am having trouble getting audio from my HDMI out port. I am using the Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset and have upgraded to the latest available driver but still no luck. I have attached a screen shot of my...
Sound & Audio
Problems with ATI HD 3450 Audio via HDMI
After uploading newest drivers, scrubbing my clean install of various generic audio and video codecs, drivers, devices and tools, I had spend about 4 hours of my life trying to get audio to work using a device that worked under XP MCE 2005. Enough being enough, I weighed the costs and purchased...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58.
Twitter Facebook Google+