How to Fix Xbox Series X / S No Signal To TV HDMI

You have connected your Xbox Series X / S console to the TV via HDMI just to see the “No signal” error message. You would never want to see this error message on your TV (or any error) that can ruin your watching experience. Unfortunately, many Xbox Series X and S users have reported the same “No signal” error when connecting the console to the TV or monitor via HDMI.

While the problem may seem serious, it’s not that difficult to troubleshoot (in most cases). In this guide, we will walk you through different ways to fix if Xbox Series X or S “No signal” error when connecting to the TV using HDMI.

Xbox Series X / S No Signal To TV HDMI

Before diving into the troubleshooting methods, let’s understand what could be causing your TV’s “No signal” error. Understanding the problem and its reasons will help you troubleshoot it more effectively.

Xbox Series X / S HDMI Not Working With TV: Top Reasons

These are common reasons why a TV shows “No signal” when connected to Xbox console via an HDMI cable:

  • Loose Connection: You may have not correctly connected both ends of the HDMI cable resulting in a “No signal” error message. The HDMI connection should be firmly connected to work.
  • Damaged Cable: A weak or damaged cable might not allow sending signals from one device to another; thus, the two devices fail to connect.
  • Random Bugs or Glitches: The “No signal” problem can occur due to bugs and glitches in the system firmware. It can occur anytime, even when everything appears to be running smoothly.
  • Damaged HDMI Ports: Probably, the error message is caused by a damaged HDMI port. Either the damage has been done to the console or the TV. A defective HDMI port will fail to recognize an cable and won’t send or receive the signal.
  • Hard Drive Failure: The problem can be caused by a faulty hard drive. It’s one of the common reasons for getting the “No signal” error.
  • Incorrect Configurations: You may have selected an incorrect resolution on your Xbox. For the console to work with your TV, the cable, TV, and your AVR system must support the selected resolution.
  • Faulty Hardware: Physical damage could also result in the “No signal” error. Unfortunately, you can’t verify and fix the problem until you hire a professional guy.

Fix: Xbox Series X / S No Signal To TV HDMI

Here are some effective ways of fixing the Xbox Series X / S no signal to TV via HDMI problem. You do not have to try them all. Simply, test the solutions one by one until the problem is resolved.

1. Check All Cable Connections

A faulty HDMI cable is a common culprit when getting the “No signal” error. Carefully inspect the HDMI cable for any hardware damage. Also, make sure that it is not bent.

In addition to the HDMI cable, you should also check the power cable for your Xbox console. Even if there is minor damage to the cable, you will need to replace it.

2. Set the Correct HDMI Input on Your TV

After you are completely sure about any damage to the cable, the next thing you need to look at is the selected HDMI input on your TV. Let’s say, the HDMI port is connected to HDMI2 on your TV, but the TV source is set to HDMI1. In such a case, your TV will display the error.

Check the connected HDMI port on your TV (usually located on the rear side) and use the remote to select the right source. You should now see content on your TV screen.

3. Power Cycle Your Xbox Console

Power cycling the console is an effective way of fixing common issues such as a black screen, no signal error, etc. This should eliminate software bugs and glitches which could be causing the error on your TV.

Steps to power cycle Xbox console:

  1. Press and hold the “power button” for 10 seconds to turn off your Xbox console. Release the button when the LEDs turn off.
  2. Remove the power cable and the HDMI cable.
  3. Wait for a minute, and then connect all the cables to your console.
  4. Now, turn on your console by pressing the “Xbox button” on the controller.

After power cycling the Xbox console, check if the error message is gone. If the problem persists, you’d want to power cycle your TV as well. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Unplug the power cable to turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the “power button” on the TV for 10 seconds. This should remove any residual power left in the device.
  3. Wait for a minute.
  4. Plug in the power cable again and turn on your TV.

4. Check the HDMI Ports

In the first solution, you should have checked the HDMI cable, but what if the HDMI port has some faults? You will continue to see the annoying “No signal” error message on your TV. You should therefore verify that the HDMI ports on your console and the TV are working.

5. Launch Your Console in the Low-Resolution Mode

If you are still getting the error on your TV, try launching your Xbox console in low-resolution mode. It will help you in resetting the console’s display settings.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Turn off your console by pressing and holding down the power button for 10 seconds.
  2. Now, press and hold the power button and the Pair button for about 10 seconds.
  3. Your Xbox console should boot up in low-resolution mode (640 x 480).

If you were getting the error because of an unsupported resolution, the problems should get fixed after launching the console in the low-resolution mode.

Obviously, the low resolution does not look great; to change it, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to open “Guide”.
  2. Go to “Profile & system” and tap on “Settings”.
  3. Navigate to the “General” tab.
  4. Tap on “TV & display options”.
  5. Select “Advanced” under “TV & display options”.
  6. Go to the “Video fidelity and overscan” section.
  7. Select “TV resolution” and choose from the list of supported resolutions.

After selecting a new solution for your TV, the screen may go blank for a few seconds. A confirmation message should appear asking you to keep or revert the changes. If the new resolutions work well, select “Keep changes” otherwise select “Revert” to keep the old resolution.

It is recommended to match your TV’s resolution with the resolution value in the console’s settings.

6. Update the Firmware

For the Xbox to work best with other devices, you should update the firmware of your console to ensure its compatibility with the latest devices. The latest firmware might also include a fix for the connection issue.

Here’s how to update your Xbox console:

  1. Press the “Xbox button” on the console to turn it on.
  2. Press the “Xbox button” on your controller to open “Guide”.
  3. Go to the “Profile & system” tab and select “Settings”.
  4. From the Settings menu, select “System”.
  5. Tap on “Updates & downloads”.
  6. Click “Check for updates” to manually search for the latest updates.

If an update is available, hit the “Update now” button and follow on-screen instructions to update your Xbox console. The device should restart after the update is installed.

Once you have updated your console, connect the HDMI cable and check if the problem is fixed.

If the problem persists, try updating the firmware on your TV as well.

7. Disconnect All External Devices

Although it’s uncommon, external devices can conflict with HDMI and result in a no signal error. To rule out this possibility, remove all external devices from your TV and the console. Remove the HDMI cable as well.

Plug in the HDMI cable again and check if the “No signal” error has gone.

8. Clean Up Your Xbox Console

If you do not regularly clean up your console, dust and debris can accumulate around the air vents. This could result in overheating of your console which can bring many issues, including the one you are facing right now – No signal error.

You can use an air blower to remove the dust. Also, make sure to clean up the HDMI port.

9. Factory Reset the Console

Factory resetting your Xbox console can be effective when trying to fix the “No signal” error. Just follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Xbox by pressing the “Xbox button” on your console.
  2. Press the “Xbox button” on your controller to open “Guide”.
  3. Go to the “Profile & system” tab and select “Settings”.
  4. From the Settings menu, select “System”.
  5. Tap on “Console info” and select “Reset console”.
  6. If you want to keep your games and apps, select “Reset and keep my games & apps. Otherwise, select “Reset and remove everything”.
  7. Confirm the factory reset of your console by tapping on “Reset”.

You will need to set up your console again. After finishing the setup, connect the HDMI cable to your console and the TV and check if the problem is sorted.

10. Contact Xbox Support

If none of the solutions worked out for you, contact Xbox support. Mention all the steps you have tried for a quick and effective solution from the support staff. If a hardware fault is found, Microsoft will replace the console (assuming that the device is still covered under warranty).

We hope this guide was helpful to you. Which one of the solutions helped you in fixing the Xbox Series X / S “No signal” error when connected to a TV via HDMI? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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