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I have a HD Pavillion Laptop running Windows 7 and since I disabled my HDMI Audio in the volume mixer (intentionally with the desire to re-enable it) I have not been able to re-enable it so that I can hear audio through my Samsung TV.

The usual solution I have seen online for this is to go to the playback devices menu and click 'Show Disable Devices'. I HAVE DONE THIS. The device for my HDMI Audio output does not show, and I am not able to re-enable it.

My laptop is currently having other issues with regards to system restore points and disc checking, so if I can't find a solution for this some other way I am going to have to back up my laptop on disc and perform an entire system restore to the laptops default settings...

Please Help!
post #2 of 7
you have to extend or duplicate displays, then you will be able to enable it.
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Ok, I have extended and duplicated the display
still not seeing an option to enable.
any ideas or processes I should go through?
My video and audio used to both stream to my tv,
but since I disabled the audio I can only see the streamed video with audio playing from my laptop
post #4 of 7
you extended while using hdmi? got the tv set on the right input?

it should look like this, but willhave diffetrent name

hdmi enabled


disabled


can you post a screen shot of what yours is like

also right click in that window and check show disabled devices.

you have the latest drivers installed?


Edited by spice003 - 12/20/10 at 3:28pm
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Sure thing,
I should probably go get my laptop checked out, this is really annoying me
I'm not sure if I have the current driver but I only bought the laptop in August
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I'd try new drivers. I literally just went into my sound options to check if stereo mix was enabled. It wasn't even there... I've used this motherboard for nearly 3 years with the same built in sound card, so I know perfectly well that I can use stereo mix and how to use it.

Well, turns out that I didn't install the Realtek driver when I reinstalled Windows recently. Stereo mix came back instantly after installing the driver.

BTW if it's a new(ish) model, it's actually quite likely that there are frequent updates. And even if it isn't, they often sell the models with the old software before selling the models with the new software as seen when new BIOS'es come out for motherboards. Some boards never get updated from the manufacturer and continue to be sold with an old BIOS.
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you got the latest video card drivers installed? HDMI usually works through a video card, what gpu in in the laptop? i would also check the bios setting, maybe its disabled in the bios.

also if its a nvidia gpu then they come with hdmi audio drivers, if ati then you should get them from realtek, get the ones that are called ATI HDMI Audio Device
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