Fix Windows 10 Not Detecting HDMI TV Issue

By Camilla Mo in Common Errors Tags: Windows 10

 After you upgraded to Windows 10 or performed a Windows 10 update, if Windows cannot detect your TV, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many Windows 10 users have reported this issue. You can fix the problem with one of the solutions below. 

First of all, ensure there is no problem with the HDMI port and the cable:

1) Unplug the TV then plug it to the HDMI port again. Then check to see if the problem is resolved.

2) Try using a different  HDMI cable

A broken HDMI cable can cause the problem. Try to use another cable, and see if the issue persists.

If there is no problem with the HDMI port and the cable, try below two solutions. You may not have to try both of them. Try Solution 2 if Solution 1 doesn’t solve the problem.

Solution 1: Check the display output settings

Incorrect display output settings could be the cause of TV not detecting problem. Follow steps below to check for it. 

1) Right-click the desktop and click Personalize.

2) Click Display .


3) Check if you’re able to see the TV as a second monitor.

If you are not able to see the TV on the screen, follow steps below:

1). On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and P at the same time.

2). Click Duplicate.

If Duplicate doesn’t work, try switching to Extend.

After that, check to see if Windows can detect your TV.

Solution 2: Update the graphics driver

The problem may be caused by graphics driver issue. It would occur if the Windows basic video driver is installed but not manufacturer’s driver. So try to update the graphics driver to fix the problem.

There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your video card: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your video drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your video card, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows 10.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your video drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyDriver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your video card, and your variant of Windows 10, and it will download and install them correctly:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged video driver driver to automatically download and install the correct version of that driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

4) Restart your computer and check to see if Windows 10 can now detect your TV.

TIP: After connecting the TV via HDMI successfully, if you can’t hear sound from the output, go to Fix HDMI No Sound in Windows 10 for the solutions.

That’s all there is to it. Hopefully one of these methods resolves your problem. Please feel free to leave your comment below if you have any questions.

  • Yael Bessoud

    Hello there.

    I tried a lot of things and nothing work so far (Tried all your solutions, nothing helped).
    I have an element TV and a MSI computer with WIndows 10.
    My computer works well with my Asus screen and works with other TV connect in HDMI but my Element’s TV just says “No signal” when it is plug to my computer.
    I tried a lot of solutions, nothing works, my computer detect my TV fine but my TV does not show anything or any sound (just “No Signal”).

    If anybody has any idea of how to fix it I will gladly try it.

    Thanks a lot!

  • Jack

    I just fixed it by reverting to previous windows version (e.g. before update).

  • con rafael

    Hi had issues with hdmi connection to tv getting message not supported on tv . Worked fine prior to latest window update . have now reinstalled previous windows 10 and it works fine again issue is with latest window upgrade.

  • Jeremy Chante Reese

    Didn’t help, Windows still sucks… May have to switch another PC to Linux to fix display issues…

  • South Texas

    I have an older Toshiba TV 47″. Once Windows 10 updated, I’ve been having these annoying ‘color bricks’ appear from the bottom of the screen intermittently. Drivers are said to be updated and ok. I did not have this problem before the recent update.

  • Mick Karis

    I updated to windows ten and the connections done using HDMI cable could not work out when I connect to the TV. I followed the instruction provided of updating the driver via Device Manager. It worked and am thankful

  • Travis Haymore

    This driver easy product does NOT work for the Windows 10 update issue.

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi Travis Haymore,

      Driver Easy is a driver update tool that detects, downloads and updates any drivers. Please understand that it would help you fix driver issue but not all Windows 10 Update issues.

      You’re welcome to leave your comments again.

  • neizod

    Unplug for 10 sec then plug in TV power cord work! WHYYYYYY T-T

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi neizod,

      Glad to know that your problem solved.

  • Dee Smith

    Hi. I have a custom build desktop with an Intel 6600k cpu and a Radeon R9 390 graphics card. I shut down my computer one night and woke up the next morning to power it back on. My computer is connected to my tv via hdmi cord. When I powered my computer on the tv read no signal. I tried every port and even changed hdmi cords and it still said no signal. I plugged the hdmi cord into a different tv and found that it was fully functional. I purchased a dvi to hdmi adapter because my computer does not have vga. My tv continues to read no signal. If anyone could help me on how to troubleshoot the hardware without the screen that would be great, but any and all help will be appreciated.

    • Football Talk

      Hi there. Did you ever manage to fix this issue?

      • Robert Jr Goddard

        I had the issue with my Samsung 40′ 4K TV. When I update T.V. firmware or sometimes VGA drivers it will not find T.V. I also have a monitor that will come on but then when I plug the HDMI in it will make wired things like the mouse will disappear and the comp will freeze up or all is black. eventually I get it to work.

        • Bruce Wayne

          Wow yeah same thing happens in my case. Though I’m plugging in via an HDMI to DP cable. Did you find a fix by any chance

          Is it windows? Is it the gpu? I’m banging my head here, lost for solutions after trying sooo many things over the last few days.

          • Robert Jr Goddard

            I Just kept plugging in and unplugging the HDMI till it started working again.

    • AzstroBoii

      Ever since I restarted my computer it won’t react to the hdmi connection

    • Bruce Wayne

      Hey, did you find a solution to your hdmi tv/pc issues by any chance?!