How do I know if I need a new HDMI cable?

How do I know if I need a new HDMI cable? 

The most obvious sign that you need a new HDMI cable is if the video on your television doesn’t work or is fuzzy. Another telltale sign of a bad cable is if the picture fades in and out, clips, or lags.

What are the signs of a bad HDMI cable? 

Signs and Symptoms of a Bad HDMI Cable
  • “Shooting stars” or sparkling in the picture.
  • Fuzzy or blurry picture.
  • No picture or intermittent picture.
  • No sound or intermittent sound.
  • Weird colors in the picture.
  • Remotes don’t work.

How can I tell if my HDMI cable is faulty? 

If all devices work, you are on the right input, and the picture or sound still does not appear, you may have a bad HDMI cable. In this case, you will likely need to simply replace the HDMI cable.

Common HDMI Issues

  1. No picture.
  2. Blurry or fuzzy picture.
  3. Discoloration.
  4. Intermittent picture.
  5. Poor resolution.
  6. Lack of sound.

How do I reset my HDMI port? 

How do I reset my HDMI port on my laptop?
  1. Disconnect all your HDMI cables from your ports.
  2. Shut down all your devices (your computer, monitor and TV) completely and unplug their power cables (and battery if you are using a laptop).
  3. Leave them for five minutes.
  4. Plug the power cables (and the battery) back in.

How do I know if I need a new HDMI cable? – Related Questions

Why do HDMI cables stop working?

Either it’s brand new and some things don’t work straight away out of the box meaning it could be that the cable is not working. Or the HDMI cable has failed or been damaged. The most common course for a problem is a bad connection between the HDMI cable and the device.

Why does my TV say no signal when HDMI is plugged in?

The “no signal error” on a TV is due to using the wrong HDMI cable, a faulty graphics driver or a damaged HDMI port.