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No Audio Through My HDMI Cable

Last Reviewed: 30-Aug-2016
Article ID: 000005656

Try each of the following suggestions:

  • Verify that HDMI audio is selected as your default playback device from the Windows* operating system's Sound control panel:

    1. From the Windows desktop's taskbar, right-click on the Speaker icon to view its menu:

    2. From the menu that appears, select Playback devices:
      audio playback

    3. The Windows Sound control panel will open. The Playback tab lists the audio playback devices for your computer.
      sound control panel

    4. Check if HDMI Audio is set as the Default Device. If not set as the default device, right-click on the device and select Set as Default Device.
    5. Click OK to save changes.
  • Check your HDMI cable by reseating the cable on both ends or trying a different cable.
  • Check your TV's audio output settings. Some Panasonic TVs may need to change the speaker output from TV to Digital.
  • Try uninstalling and re-installing the Intel® Graphics Driver and Intel® Display/HDMI Audio Driver:
    1. To uninstall, follow the steps on Uninstalling the Intel® Graphics Driver and Intel Display/HDMI Audio Driver. Be sure to uninstall the Intel Display/HDMI Audio Driver.
    2. Reinstall the Intel Graphics Driver downloaded from the Intel Download Center. The Intel Graphics Driver Installation files include the Intel Display/HDMI Audio Driver Installation files. By installing the Intel Graphics Driver, the Intel Display/HDMI Audio Driver will be automatically installed.
Related topics
HDMI Technology FAQ
Intel® Driver Update Utility
Intel graphics driver FAQ
How do I install the graphics driver?