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jeffbowers99
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Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

I'm having trouble with the 'screen mirroring' option. I have a Samsung 75" smart TV.

 

Basically, I try to select the "screen mirroring" option on the TV, I swipe right on my Yoga, then select devices, project. The TV shows up as potential devices to connect, however when I click on it it attempts to connect (both the TV and laptop screens change and it connects for a second), but then disconnect. I then get an "unable to connect" error on my TV.

 

I've been trying to find solutions online, with no luck. I tried disabling my McAffee firewall but that didn't work. Any suggestions?

jeffbowers99
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

So I downloaded and reinstalled Intel WiDi, but now I get an error message when I try to connect that says "Intel Widi Media Share works best in extended mode. Would you like the configuration to be adjusted?" I click "Adjust", and nothing happens.

 

This is extrememly frustrating seeing as both the laptop and the TV are brand frickin' new.

 

 

jeffbowers99
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

I've also tried adjusting the screen resolution, all the way down to 720, but nothing changes.

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

I got both those, I can try in the evening and post back.

 

Have you tried selecting Screen mirroring on the TV? What happens?

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jeffbowers99
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

Yes I've tried the screen mirroring on the TV, with the exact same results. It connects for maybe 1-2 seconds and I can see and love my mouse curser on the tv, then disconnects and gives me the error message.
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

Just a thought, Have you tried updating the TV software/firmware?

 

Does screen mirroring work with your smartphone or any other device?

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jeffbowers99
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

Hmm... I actually haven't tried any other devices, I will try my iPhone when I get home. I assumed all the TV software was automatically updated as I do get the regular 'software update' notices, which I click on and update.
jeffbowers99
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

So I've successfully paired my iPhone to my tv through YouTube, so obviously the problem is on the Lenovo side??
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

I was able to successfully connect my Yoga 3 pro to samsung TV. It did take me about 3 tries but once it worked, it worked always.

 

What you need to do -

First, go to the Change PC Settings > PC and Devices > Devices

Now, remove your TV from the list of devices.

 

Open Intel WiDi Remote.

Click on Connect a screen.

You can search for your TV now.

Maybe you need to select "Allow" when the message appears on the TV.

Then it will start "Loading" and will get connected.

 

Repeat the process 2-3 times (starting from removing the TV device) if it connects and disconnects or does not connect at all.

 

Attached below is proof  that I was able to connect...

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jeffbowers99
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Re: Yoga 3 Pro won't connect to smart TV wirelessly

Followed the steps, repeated about 8 times with the same outcome... Connects for a second, I can see my curser on the tv and then boots me.

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