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Laptop freezes when connected to TV through HDMI

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  1. Smiddy

    Smiddy Thread Starter

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    I have an Elitebook 8530p that I am trying to connect to my TV so I can view online TV on my TV screen. I can stream the online TV and watch it on the laptop ok, and I can connect the laptop to the TV with HDMI cord and I see the picture on the TV too, but as soon as I push the play button and it starts to stream the Laptop freezes. This happens on both TV's in our house with different HDMI cords which leads me to believe it is an issue with the laptop (not the TV's or cords). I have tried pushing the Fn + F4 buttons to clone it but that makes no difference. I have tried changing the display settings but I don't really know what I am doing! Another post said to choose full HDMI setting but even though the laptop has a HMDI port it didn't appear to have that setting. Is it too old?
     
  2. Pixel Tree

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    The problem is most likely the video card driver, so yes technically your laptop is too old, but luckily you can save that geezer! If updating the drivers doesn't work then you can try changing resolutions.

    Solution found here:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...o/7fafd27d-816f-456c-afa6-3c7fec3909e3?auth=1
    a. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    b. Click System and Maintenance, click System, and then click Device Manager.
    Note If Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

    c. In Device Manager, expand Display Adapters, right-click the display devices, and then click properties and under the driver tab click on Uninstall.

    d. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.

    e. Restart the computer.

    After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed. Check after this procedure. Also check if you have any exclamation mark or cross marks alongside the display devices listed in device manager.


    You can update the drivers using windows update. Refer to the below mentioned link and use the steps provided accordingly -http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly

    You may also check if there are any updates for the drivers at the manufacturer website. You may even install the latest drivers from the manufacturer website and check.
     
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  3. Smiddy

    Smiddy Thread Starter

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    Hi thanks for that. I can't find 'Display Driver' in the Device Manager, only 'Display Adaptors' or 'Disc Drives' (I have Windows XP Professional version 2002)
     
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  4. Pixel Tree

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    Incredibly sorry, It's supposed to say "Display Adapters"! :confused: Minor mistake. Just follow the same instructions but with the display adapters.
     
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