Motherboard HDMI not working? SOLVED!

Motherboard HDMI not working SOLVED!

Are you having trouble getting your motherboard’s HDMI port to work? You’re not alone.

As per our experience, many people face this issue and it can be a real headache!

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem and get your HDMI connection up and running again in no time.

Select HDMI As The Source On Your Monitor

This process is simple, but it’s important to get it right if you want to ensure a consistently smooth viewing experience.

• Press and hold down the “Source” button on your remote control until the “Input Source List” appears on the screen. 

• Release the button when the list appears. Then use the arrow buttons on your remote control to select “HDMI” from the list of available sources. 

• Once you have selected “HDMI” press “OK/Enter” and that should be it! Your monitor should now be recognizing a signal from your device via HDMI. 

If for some reason this doesn’t work, try pressing and holding down both the “Source” button and the “Power” button simultaneously for a few seconds.

This will force your monitor into searching for any available inputs – including those connected via an HDMI cable – so that you can then manually switch over from there.  

Faulty HDMI Connections

HDMI cables are an essential part of our digital entertainment experience but they can also be prone to faults due to physical damage or wear and tear over time.

One of the most common issues associated with faulty HDMI cables is signal loss. This happens when the connection between the cable and the device becomes loose or weak, resulting in a poor-quality picture or no picture at all. 

The first step in resolving any issue related to your HDMI connection is to make sure that your cables are properly connected and secure in their ports.

If you still experience problems after checking your connections then try using a different cable if possible.

If that doesn’t work then try connecting your device directly to the TV/computer without using an HDMI cable, that is using the VGA or DVI cable. This will help narrow down where the problem lies so you can determine what needs to be fixed or replaced. 

There are cases where we’ve had the HDMI ports damaged as well – now that’s a bigger issue. HDMI ports integrated into the motherboards are hard to replace and generally speaking – not worth it, so you’re best bet is to get a graphics card that has an HDMI port!

Enable Integrated Graphics 

This can be done through either the BIOS or device manager settings.

To enable your integrated graphics via BIOS, you will need to restart your computer and press the appropriate key (usually F2) during boot-up, which allows access to the BIOS settings.

Once you have accessed the BIOS settings, look for a setting labeled “Integrated Graphics” or something similar. Set this option to “Enabled” and save the changes before exiting the BIOS settings. 

Via Device Manager

To enable integrated graphics via Device Manager, open Device Manager by right-clicking on Start and selecting it from the menu that appears. Then scroll down until you find “Display Adapters” and click on it to expand its contents.

Right-click on your integrated graphics card and select “Enable Device” from the menu that appears.

After that, restart your computer and check if you now see any HDMI output on your monitor or TV. 

Update Display Driver

The next thing you need to do is open up Device Manager (on Windows).

From here you should be able to locate the device associated with your HDMI port—in most cases, this will be listed as “Display Adapter”—and then select “Update Driver” from the context menu that appears when you right-click on it. 

From there, follow any on-screen instructions until the driver has been successfully updated.

Once your driver has been updated, try connecting again and see if it works! If not, then we may need to consider a motherboard repair or a graphics card replacement.

Conclusion

Make sure all cables are connected correctly and firmly seated in their respective ports to ensure a proper connection between your computer and display device.

Additionally, verify that you are using compatible cables for both ends of the connection (e.g., make sure both ends use HDMI connections).

If all else fails, try connecting another device (such as a laptop) with an HDMI cable directly into one of your display devices ports—if it works properly then there may be further issues with either your computer’s hardware or software configuration which require further investigation into what may be causing these issues for them to be resolved properly. 

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I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...