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Cannot get my new computer to display via HDMI on TV

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
May 24, 2011 8:39:46 PM

Hi, I just built a new computer.

When starting it up for the first time connected to my TV via HDMI cord to the graphics card. it does not display.

I get a no signal message on the TV.

I have a vga cable but the gfx card does not have a vga output.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I;m using a HD 6870 card, AMD Phenom 2 955 quad, and a Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 AMD 870 Socket AM3 motherboard no OS yet.

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May 24, 2011 8:48:56 PM

Does the card have DVI and a convertor?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
May 24, 2011 8:55:52 PM

The card has a DVI input but my TV doesn't.
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May 24, 2011 9:26:49 PM

Quote:
Hi, I just built a new computer.

When starting it up for the first time connected to my TV via HDMI cord to the graphics card. it does not display.

I get a no signal message on the TV.

I have a vga cable but the gfx card does not have a vga output.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I;m using a HD 6870 card, AMD Phenom 2 955 quad, and a Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 AMD 870 Socket AM3 motherboard no OS yet.


I have had similar experiences with VIZIO HDTVs. What brand/model are you hooking up to? I have found by experience that some video cards don't initialize the HDMI port until the OS/graphics driver has loaded.

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The card has a DVI input but my TV doesn't.


A DVI to VGA cable or adapter should do the trick. At least to start with until you get your OS loaded. Afterwards you can see if HDMI works.
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
May 24, 2011 9:40:15 PM

My tv is a samsung 22inch, ok I;ll try to find a cheap adapter/cable thanks.

I may have a DVI to hdmi cord lying around somewhere I will try to find it but not sure if I still have it.

Any alternate help would still be appreciated.