Inspiron 9400 to Vizio LCD with HDMI

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Inspiron 9400 to Vizio LCD with HDMI

  • I am trying to hook my laptop up to a Vizio LCD TV through HDMI, I am getting no signal.

     

    I have tried to extend my video to the TV with no luck, just says there is no signal.

     

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanx

     

    Bo b

  • The only TV-out socket on the Inspiron 9400 is a mini-DIN connector according to the Owner's Manual. If your Inspiron 9400 does not have a HDMI output connector, what kind of cable are you using to connect the laptop to the TV?

     

    Update: I have found that there are versions of the Inspiron 9400 with a DVI-D socket. In that case you would use a DVI to HDMI adapter and a HDMI to HDMI cable. The HDMI to HDMI cable needs to have very effective shielding to avoid corruption of the digital signal. Corruption can cause the problem you are experiencing.

    Message Edited by Sofu on 10-29-2008 04:29 AM
    John

    My Dell system

    Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
    Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
    4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
  • lawnman911tc,

     

    I have my E1705 hooked to a 32" Vizio with DVI to DVI cable,and once connected select RGB as the input for the HDTV.Also have HDMI coming from box to back of TV.

    E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

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  • John

     

    Sorry about that I have the DVI-D to HDMI cable, but it will not show up on my TV, just says no signal.

     

    Thanx

  • Some suggestions:

    1. If you have the brand and model number of your DVI-D to HDMI converter cable and specifications (including details of cable shielding) please post here.

    2. Try to connect your laptop to another TV with HDMI input.

    3. Try to borrow another brand of DVI-D to HDMI converter cable and try it.

    John

    My Dell system

    Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
    Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
    4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory