How to Enable Inspiron HDMI

I recently picked up an Inspiron 1525 and I'm now trying to use the HDMI port. I've plugged an HDMI cable into my Notebook and the HDMI port of a monitor. I've also gone to the Display Settings, enables dual display via the HDMI port. Everything appears setup as it should only there's no video on the HDMI display (The display does have a few input options so I have chosen the HDMI input via its menu).


I've disconnected the cable from one HDMI display and into another. Still no display. It appears there is no signal out of the 1525.


I've tried viewing the manuals for the 1525 from Dell's manual download page but they automatically unload from Adobe Acrobat about 10 seconds after I load them.


Am I missing something here? Is this typical with the 1525? (Intel Graphics adapter.)


FWIW, I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium.




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Re: How to Enable Inspiron HDMI

Switch off both the Inspiron 1525 and the monitor and leave both off for at least 5  minutes. Connect the HDMI to HDMI cable to the laptop and the monitor. Turn on the monitor and make sure the HDMI input is selected. Boot up the laptop.

When you start the computer with an external device attached (such as an

external monitor or projector) and turned on, the image may appear on either

the computer display or the external device.

Press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image between the display only, the

external device only, or the display and the external device simultaneously.


My Dell system

Inspiron 1520 purchased 5 Feb 2008
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7250:2.0Ghz, 2MB cache, 800MHz FSB
4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphics memory
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