How come I cannot get my laptop to work with my HDTV via HDMI?

by on March 29, 2011

Q: I am trying to connect my laptop (Asus N53SV-SX003V) to my tv via HDMI, but nothing happens at all. My tv does not recognize the laptop and the laptop does not recognize the tv. How should I hook up my laptop to my tv?

2 Responses to “How come I cannot get my laptop to work with my HDTV via HDMI?”

    Turn off your TV
    Turn off your laptop.
    Plug in the HDMI cable from your laptop to your TV
    Turn on your TV
    Set the TV to the correct HDMI input
    Turn on your laptop
    You should see Windows displayed on your TV. If the screen looks stretched, or part of the screen seems cut off, you probably need to adjust the screen resolution in Windows.

    If it still does’t work check the display settings in windows and make sure the TV is being detected. See also your user manual for your ASUS (available on the Asus website) to see if they have any weird instructions.


    I’ve had this exact problem and have spend almost a week looking for a solution. I’ve tried what Mark has suggested along with just about every other approach and no success.