The best feature of High-Definition Multimedia Interface or HDMI is that you can use your large screen TV as your monitor for the Windows 10 device. But some users are complaining about an issue they are facing some issues while connecting their big screen TV with their device, there is an error message appearing ‘No HDMI Audio Device Detected’ on their screen. If you are also facing a similar issue on your machine, follow these easy solutions to solve the problem quickly.
Fix 1 – Reconnect the TV again
Follow these steps to reconnect the connection and check further.
1. At first, switch off your machine.
2. After that, unplug all the cables from the power source.
3. Turn off the power supply.
4. Turn off the TV. Next, unplug the TV from your computer.
6. Then, plug in the monitor again. Switch your TV ON.
7. Plug in the PC or switch on your Power Supply Unit.
8. Now, switch ON your PC.
Your display port will start to work again.
1. Some users have fixed the issue just by pressing the Windows key+P. This will switch the display to your system and the same thing holds for the sound.
2. If the above-mentioned steps didn’t fix the issue, consider checking the monitor with another machine.
Fix 2 – Update the sound card
Updating the sound card you are using should fix the issue.
1. Press the Windows key+R.
2. After that, type “devmgmt.msc” and click on “OK“.
3. When the Device Manager opens up, expand the “Sound, video and game controllers“.
4. After that, right-click on the audio device and click on “Update driver“.
5. After that, click on the “Search automatically for drivers“.
This will install the latest audio driver on your computer.
Fix 3 – Set the HDMI device to default
1. Right-click on the Windows icon and click on “Run“.
2. Write “mmsys.cpl” in the box and click on “OK“.
3. Once the Sound window opens up, go to the “Playback” tab.
4. After that, right-click on the HDMI audio device and click on “Set as default device“.
This should set the device as the default audio driver on your computer.
If you can’t see the HDMI Audio device in the Sound panel, follow these steps-
Once you have opened the Sound panel, right-click and check the options “Show Disabled Devices” and the “Show Disconnected Devices“.
Fix 4 – Restart Windows Audio service
Try restarting the Windows Audio service on your computer.
1. Type “Services” in the search box.
2. After that, click on the “Services” in the search results.
3. When the Services opens up, look for the “Windows Audio” service.
4. Right-click on the service and click on “Restart“.
Once you have restarted the Windows Audio service, close the Services window.
Check the HDMI connection to the TV again.
Fix 5 – Rollback the graphics driver
Rolling back the sound card driver on your computer
1. Press the Windows key+X.
2. After that, click on the “Device Manager“.
3. When the Device Manager opens up, expand the “Display adapters“.
4. After that, double click on the NVIDIA graphics driver.
5. Here, click on the “Driver” tab.
6. When the Properties window, click on the “Rollback driver“.
The driver will be rollbacked very easily.
Fix 6 – Adjust TV sound settings
You have to adjust the TV sound settings from the TV settings.
1. Connect your TV screen with the HDMI cable to the computer.
2. Then, go to the “Menu > Settings > Audio“.
3. In the Audio settings, set the ‘Audio’ settings to “HDMI” settings.
This should simply solve the issue.
Otherwise, try toggling the ‘Dolby Volume Mode’ to “Off” and the ‘Audio Range’ between ‘Wide’ settings and ‘Narrow’ range. Check the status of the problem.
Fix 7 – Enable Audio Controllers
The High Definition Audio Controllers is associated with the HDMI Audio device. Try enabling it.
1. Press the Windows key along with the “X” key.
2. Just click on the “Device Manager“.
3. You have to click on the “View“.
4. Then, click on the “Show hidden devices“.
5. Then, click on the “System devices” to expand it.
6. Look for the “High Definition Audio Device“. You will notice multiple High Definition Audio devices in the list.
7. Right-click on the first one and click on the “Enable Device“.
Following the same process, enable other High Definition Audio Controllers.
This will enable the Audio controllers on your device. Try to use the HDMI audio again and check.
Fix 8 – Uninstall and reinstall Audio Controllers
Uninstalling the corrupted audio and graphics controllers may do the trick.
1. Plug in the HDMI cable to your TV.
2. At first, you have to press the Windows key along with the “X” key.
3. Just click on the “Device Manager“.
4. Again expand the “System Device“.
5. Then, right-click on the “High Definition Audio Controllers” and click on “Uninstall device” to uninstall it from your computer.
6. Uninstall all the High Definition Audio Controller devices in the same way.
Once you have uninstalled the audio controllers, you have to uninstall the graphics audio controller.
7. Expand the “Sound, video and game controllers“. Right-click on the “NVIDIA High Definition Audio“* and click on “Uninstall device“.
8. You have to click on “Uninstall” when there is a confirmation message that appears on your screen.
Once you have uninstalled the specified drivers, close the Device Manager screen. Make sure that the HDMI cable is still plugged into the TV. Restart the system.
Windows will load the necessary drivers and install them from the default repository.
You may notice a different audio driver in accordance with your graphics driver ( like Intel, AMD).
Fix 9 – Run the Audio Troubleshooter
If nothing is working out for you, try running the audio troubleshooter.
1. You have to press Windows key+R.
2. To access the Troubleshooter settings, write this code, and hit Enter.
3. Once the troubleshooter window appears on your screen, on the right-hand side, click on “Additional troubleshooters“.
4. In the list of troubleshooters, scroll down and click on the “Playing Audio“.
5. After that, click on “Run the troubleshooter“.
Now Windows will detect and fix the audio issue on your computer.
Your problem will be fixed for sure.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.