cannot get hdmi lead to work no matter what

  patso 15:25 07 Nov 2010

i am using my hp presario cq 60 laptop with sony bravia 32 inch tv but now cant get the hdmi to work no matter what.i even updated the nvidia graphics driver from the website and when i click on playback devices it shows nvidia hdmi output not plugged in.when i got the lead first there was no problems it found the tv automatically now there is no picture or sound at all.i tried everything from googling but no luck.i am using vista home premiun and windows 32 bit.any help please would be appreciated .

  Ian in Northampton 15:40 07 Nov 2010

Is there a menu/setting on the TV that needs to be changed?

  patso 15:46 07 Nov 2010

gone in to settings external inputshdmi nothing happens then settings hdmi control for hdmi -on hdmi search for devices and tv doesnt find any devices with hdmi plugged in,i am goint to try a different hdmi lead and see what happens

  patso 21:08 07 Nov 2010

ok it looks like noone here knows anything about anything pc related,not for the first time my posts hav'nt been answered looks like pca is washed up as regards pc know how and been left behind by others.i may as well unsuscribe to a site i always had high regard for unfortunately.
sad to see a good site gone down.hopefully someone might bother to answer.thanks ian for at least trying to help.its well appreciated but seems like were wasting our time here.thanks again

  johnnyrocker 22:17 07 Nov 2010

a tad harsh for people who give of their time to try and help others such as yourself and i wish you well wherever you go and GOODBYE


  Woolwell 22:23 07 Nov 2010


Many of us try to help giving our time freely. In this case I cannot help as I don't use a laptop to connect to a TV.

  BRYNIT 23:23 07 Nov 2010

Seams like your expecting everyone to be here 24/7 just to help you.

PCA is a good site with free advice. Many problems have been solved its difficult to solve all.

Everyone here will have a family/life besides sitting at a computer waiting to help others. If you had just been a little more patient someone may have been able to make some sense on what you had writen and given advice. Reading your second responce indicates any help would have been wrong if it didn't solve your problem.

So as other have said Goodbye.

  patso 01:56 08 Nov 2010

i have been using this site for probably a lot longer than than the people who have just replied with negative comments.if you look at the original post i have looked for help with a problem from a help site that i have used for several years. i dont want to seem negative but if you just look at the replies it seems like i am getting negative help rather than solutions to my problem.i am well aware that people are trying to help on this site as i have tried to help other people as well. i am just saying that i am not getting any solutions to my problem no matter what i dont see either of you having any idea of a solution only slating my comments.i am only looking for help and am a bit disappointed that this site normally has a lot of people that know their just seems that nobody has an answer to this problem.sorry if i upset anyone but if i cant help a query i dont post back. im only looking for help at the end of the day

  User-312386 04:52 08 Nov 2010

Just seen this post, have you set the correct channel on the tv?With my Sony bravia you have to change the input channel, its on the top right of the remote control below the blue button.

  patso 21:47 08 Nov 2010

hi thanks for the replies.the tv has three hdmi sockets.i paid €20.00 for the lead in Game. i am going to buy another lead tomorrow and see if that works(a cheaper one).just cant figure out how it worked automatically and the tv found the laptop when i got it first.then it stopped working and i had to go to desktop personalise and duplicate the screen and drag it on to the tv nothing.i have tried all the suggestions but i will post back when i eventually find the solution.thanks again

  patso 23:18 08 Nov 2010

hi all i just plugged in to hdmi 2 socket and somehow sound and vision working now.i will test again tomorrow with full details of what i done,must be some sort of glitch thanks again all who helped me cheers

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