12-10-2009 10:19 AM
Lenovo Ideapad Y450-4189
I was hoping this was a software issue, but I'm starting to think it isn't. When I bought the computer in September 2009 I tried hooking up my TV via HDMI only to have the graphics driver fail and then recover itself. This happened repeatedly until I disconnected the TV or the computer just froze. This was under Vista x64 SP2. I thought updating the driver might solve my problem. I used the one from the support site. No change. I used Intel's driver update site. Still no change. I figured Vista just sucks. I never tried the HDMI again until now. I've upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Updated all the video and audio drivers. Plugged in my TV and what would you know, the graphics driver failed again.
Lets say this is a hardware problem, how does an individual get service on a product? It was bought in the USA and I still live in the USA.
Thank you in advance.
12-15-2009 01:02 PM - edited 12-15-2009 01:02 PM
Try connecting the HDMI cable with the laptop power off. Then boot the machine.
I've heard that you cannot hot swap the HDMI cable. I have no physical proof, but I read that somewhere.