“I turned off my Xbox and went to bed, and the next day I turned it back on and my TV said the HDMI has no signal. My other devices connected to my other HDMI ports were working fine.”
Although Xbox is one of the most popular gaming consoles in the market, it is not free of errors. Some users report Xbox One not showing up on TV when they start the console, making it impossible to play games or access other content. This is one of the most annoying errors that can plague the console and usually happens after a recent update to the console firmware, or some games.
[FIXED] Xbox One Loading Blank Screen; Xbox One Not Showing On TV
Here, I shall discuss some common scenarios where you might be getting this error from, and how you can easily solve this error on your Xbox One console.
Solution 1: Check If All The Connections Are Proper
This is one of the most basic diagnostic steps that you need to perform in order to narrow down the cause of the ‘Xbox One no signal’ error. Check all the physical connections
to your Xbox and your monitor to eliminate the possibility of any physical damage causing the error on your console.
Also, if possible, connect the console to any other port on your monitor, or a different monitor altogether. This will help you diagnose what is causing the error on your system, and should give you a brief regarding which part you need to focus on fixing.
Solution 2: Restart Your Console
If you see Xbox One not showing up on TV every time you return to the dashboard or the Home screen, you need to power cycle your console. You will have to restart your console to refresh the system.
- On your Xbox One controller, press and hold the Xbox button to open the Power Center.
- Select Restart Console from the context menu.
- Confirm by selecting Restart.
Alternatively, keep the Xbox button located over your console pressed until you hear a click and see your Xbox turning off. Then wait for a while, and press the Xbox button again to start your console.
To check if this solved the error, launch an app once the console restarts, and check if the signal turns off.
Solution 3: Change The Refresh Rate
Xbox One automatically adapts the frame rate according to the output device, and the type of content that is being played through the console. The Refresh rate refers to the frequency at which the TV keeps changing the frame on the screen in a given time period. For movies, you will have to allow the refresh rate to be set to 24Hz.
- Press the Xbox button on your console to launch the Xbox guide.
- Use the right bumper to navigate through the following path:
System > Settings > Display & Sound > Video Output > Video modes
- Select Allow 24 Hz by selecting the checkbox next to it.
Now try playing a movie using the Blu-ray disc, and see if the ‘Xbox One not showing on TV’ error is resolved.
Solution 4: Reset Screen Resolution
A recent configuration change can sometimes change the settings at which you have set your console. Your ‘Xbox One no signal to TV on HDMI’ error can be caused by incorrectly set display settings of your console. You need to reset the screen resolution of your Xbox One console in order to solve this error.
To reset the screen resolution of your console, follow these steps:
- Remove any disc already inside the console.
- Press and hold the Xbox button on your console for around five seconds for the console to shut down.
- Now begin by pressing and holding the Xbox button and the Eject button together until a beep sound occurs. This should turn the console on after some time.
- Now keep holding the buttons until you the second beep sounds. This should happen after nearly 10 seconds. You will also see the power light blinking just before the second beep.
- This is done to boot the console in a lower resolution set as default which is 640 X 480.
- Navigate through the following path:
System > Settings > Display and Sounds > Video option > TV resolution.
- After this, power cycle the console on again.
If a resolution error was causing your Xbox to not capture the appropriate signal, it should now be resolved.
Solution 5: Check Connection Setup With AVR
If you see Xbox One not showing up on TV while using an audio-video receiver (AVR), there is a connection issue within the setup that is causing the problem with your device. To solve this, you need to check the physical connection between the console and the TV.
Check if all the cables are inserted into the proper slots. Also, check if the settings for the video output on the Xbox are correctly setup or not.
- Set up a connection as follows:
Set-top box HDMI output to the Xbox One HDMI input > Xbox One HDMI output to A/V HDMI input > A/V HDMI output to the TV HDMI input.
Follow the steps below to set up the right setting for Xbox:
- Press the Xbox button on your console to open the guide
- Navigate through the following path:
System > Settings > Display & sound > Video output.
- Select the TV connection, and then select the HDMI option to receive a signal to your Xbox.
So there you have it. Now you know how to troubleshoot ‘Xbox One not showing on TV’ error using one or a combination of the solutions provided here. If you still get no signal from the Xbox One, you need to contact the customer support team from Microsoft to get your device fixed or replaced. Comment below if you found this useful, and to discuss further the same.