connecting to tv

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Q&A' started by aliceash1, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. aliceash1

    aliceash1 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    35
    Tablet / Device:
    asus transformer
    I have the relevant cable to connect my transformer eeepad to the tv, but it doesn't work! Do I have to "tell" the tablet that it has another screen? If so how?
     
  2. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    700
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    Welcome to the forum

    There are a few possibilities for it not to work. The most common is that the TV doesn't autosense the connection, Changing the input at the TV would correct that. Another possibility is a bad cable, or at least one that isn't functioning correctly. Also see if it makes a difference if your TF is powered.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Spider

    Spider Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    15,415
    Likes Received:
    1,784
    Trophy Points:
    1,000
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOK Tablet Stock NOOKcolor Rooted/Flashed Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB Stock
    Hi aliceash,

    Congratulations on your Transformer and welcome to the forum. Nice of you to become a member of Android Tablets. My TV won't recognize a device plugged into either of it's HDMI ports unless the device is already turned on when I switch the TV to that source. Otherwise the TV continues "Searching For Signal" forever and never finds it. Also, some tablets have a setting to turn on HDMI output. None of mine do, but perhaps the Transformer does.

    Enjoy the forum and your tablet!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. aliceash1

    aliceash1 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    35
    Tablet / Device:
    asus transformer
    Thanks spider, but I am a complete novice, how would I find out how to turn the HDMI output on? I checked my cable & it looked like it was broken, so I took it back & got another one which is fine, but I still can't get it to work!! When I connected my old net book I had the same problem, but found out that it wouldn't connect automatically & I had to go into settings & add the tv as another monitor!! It's so frustrating!!:(
     
  5. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    700
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    Glad it;s working. Just another learning experience.;)
     
  6. Spider

    Spider Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    15,415
    Likes Received:
    1,784
    Trophy Points:
    1,000
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOK Tablet Stock NOOKcolor Rooted/Flashed Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB Stock
    Hi again Alice, you would do the same thing on the transformer that you did for that old netbook. Go into the settings and see if there's one that relates to the HDMI output. Most likely, it would be a switch that turns it on and off like the one for your WiFi. I don't know enough about that tablet, so I'm going to move your thread to the forum for you. Hopefully, the folks there will be able to help you in case the solution isn't in the settings. It would probably help if you could add the model number of your tablet to the Tablet / Device entry in your profile. (TF300, TF700 etc.)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. annwickenhauser

    annwickenhauser Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    35
    Location:
    greenville,sc
    Tablet / Device:
    asus transformer pad
    How do I enable HDMI through my tablet. I have cables hooked but stuck. HELP
     
  8. Spider

    Spider Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    15,415
    Likes Received:
    1,784
    Trophy Points:
    1,000
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Tablet / Device:
    NOOK Tablet Stock NOOKcolor Rooted/Flashed Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB Stock
    Hi Ann, congratulations on your Asus Transformer and welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us here at Android Tablets. Did you check the settings to see if there's one for turning the HDMI output on? Make sure the tablet is on and connected before selecting the HDMI on the TV?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

connect asus transformer to tv