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I get no sound from my tv, turned on my tv one day and the

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I get no sound from my tv
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The TV Technician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: turned on my tv one day and the sound dosent work. hooked same hdmi cable to another tv and sound works. whats weong
JA: Is there anything else the TV Technician should be aware of?
Customer: no it just stopped working
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

Hello and sorry you're having problems.

By far the most common cause of this problem, is a glitch in the cable box processing.

Please follow the steps below:

1) Shut the TV off, and then disconnect the cable/SAT box from power.

2) If using an HDMI cable, disconnect and reconnect the HDMI cable on both ends when the cable box is unplugged from power (make sure it's secure on both ends).

3) Plug the cable box back into power, and once it's rebooted, turn the TV on and attempt to watch a program.

This should restore the sound. However if it does not, then please try another source- such as a DVD player on the TV and see if that has sound. This tells us whether or not the TV, or the cable/SAT box itself is causing the problem.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

I understand you tried the box and HDMI cable on another set and it worked- but HDMI does digitally "handshake" with the TV so often times a reboot of the box can refresh the communication. However if this doesn't work, please reply back with the model number off of the back of the TV and we can proceed.

Expert:  Aric replied 8 months ago.

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