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Alienware 17 HDMI Out Not Working Fix

Having trouble with your Alienware 17 HDMI out not working? Let’s find a fix.

Checking HDMI Cable Connections

Check the HDMI cable connections by ensuring they are securely plugged into both the Alienware 17 laptop and the computer monitor. Make sure the HDMI cable is not damaged or frayed.

If the HDMI connection still isn’t working, try using a different HDMI cable to see if the issue lies with the cable itself. Additionally, make sure the computer monitor is set to the correct input source for the HDMI connection.

If the problem persists, try adjusting the resolution settings on the laptop to match the capabilities of the computer monitor (e.g. 1080p). You may also want to check for any software updates for the Nvidia G-Sync technology if applicable.

If all else fails and the HDMI out is still not working, consider restarting both the laptop and the computer monitor. Sometimes a simple reboot can resolve connectivity issues related to HDMI connections.

Updating Graphics Drivers

Alienware 17 HDMI port icon

To fix the HDMI out issue on your Alienware 17, start by updating your graphics drivers. This can resolve compatibility issues with external displays and ensure optimal performance. After updating, restart your laptop and test the HDMI connection again. If the problem persists, consider checking the display settings on your laptop and the external monitor to ensure they are configured correctly.

If all else fails, contacting Alienware support for further assistance may be necessary.

Configuring Display Settings

Alienware display settings menu

Step Instruction
1 Right-click on the desktop and select “Display Settings”.
2 Scroll down and click on “Advanced Display Settings”.
3 Under “Multiple Displays”, select “Extend these displays”.
4 Click on “Apply” and then “Keep changes”.
5 If HDMI still not working, try updating the graphics card driver.

Troubleshooting Hardware Issues

Broken HDMI cable

If your Alienware 17 HDMI out is not working, check the HDMI cable for any damage or loose connections. Additionally, try connecting the HDMI cable to a different port on the laptop or monitor. If the issue persists, update the graphics driver and restart the laptop. If the problem still exists, consider contacting Alienware customer support for further assistance.


Why is my HDMI output not working?

Your HDMI output may not be working because the HDMI cable you are using could be malfunctioning or too old to function properly. Try using a different HDMI cable to see if it resolves the issue. Additionally, you can try using the original HDMI cable with a different video device to determine if the problem lies with the HDMI cable or the video device itself.

Why is my PC not outputting through HDMI?

Your PC may not be outputting through HDMI if there are loose connections or a faulty HDMI cable. Try reconnecting the cable securely and using a different cable if needed. Also, try switching to a different HDMI port on your TV and adjusting the TV input accordingly.

Why is my HDMI slot not working?

Your HDMI slot may not be working due to a faulty cable. Try swapping out the current cable for a new one to see if that resolves the issue. If the cable is damaged in any way, such as being broken or frayed, it will need to be replaced.

Does Alienware x17 have HDMI-in?

Alienware x17 does have HDMI-in capability.

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