Introduction: Simple Fix for NO SIGNAL Message: How to Use a TV With Broken HDMI Ports
If you determined that the HDMI ports on your TV are no longer functioning and you see a "No Signal" on the screen all the time - don't rush to dispose of the TV. There is still a way to use your TV via HDMI. You will need an inexpensive adapter or a converter to get HDMI signal into the TV.
1. HDMI to VGA adaptor or HDMI-to-composite converter (RCA connector) or HDMI-to-component converter.
Step 1: See What Type of Adapter Will Work for You
In this example, I'm using an HDMI to VGA adaptor. But an HDMI-to-composite converter (RCA connector) for or HDMI-to-component converter will work too, it may even provide better quality. Look for what ports are available on the back of your device to see what adapter/converter you need.
Step 2: HDMI to VGA Adapter
Here is an example of how an HDMI to VGA adapter may look like.
This is an example of how an HDMI-to-composite converter (RCA connector) for composite video and audio inputs may look like. Component converters look similar.
Step 4: VGA Port
The VGA port is usually found on older devices and it is a female 15 pin socket marked as "RGB IN".
Step 5: Composite Inputs
Composite inputs are also found on older devices and component video and audio inputs are present virtually on all TVs.
Step 6: Plug It In
Insert your adapter into the corresponding post.
Step 7: It Is Better With Sound
Because VGA is a video input, there is a separate cable for transmitting sound. Composite and component converters have more cables to connect. Follow the instructions that were supplied with the converter.
Step 8: Yay!
Now, any device can be used via HDMI as usual and the TV is usable again.
Step 9: If You Need to Connect More Devices
If more than one device needs to be connected - use an HDMI splitter.
Step 10: Consider This
Even if you plan to replace your TV with a new one - it is still worth fixing the old one rather than just throwing it away and use as a second TV or donate it to whoever may need it.
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