xbox one not connecting to tv

If your Xbox One not connecting to TV, then in this post you’ll learn how to solve the problem.

In most cases, the problem is related to your HDMI connectivity or the input of your TV.

We will make sure to guide you through a complete troubleshooting process and connect your Xbox to your TV.

To resolve Xbox One not connecting to your TC, you should plug the HDMI cable into a different input and make sure that you’re choosing the correct source. Next, you should refresh your TV’s display settings, replace the HDMI cable, and power cycle both your Xbox and TV.

Knowing the workaround let’s check the most frequently reported causes for this issue and then proceed with the top-rated solutions.

Why Xbox One Not Connecting To TV?

There are multiple factors that you should take under consideration whenever a similar issue appears.

The problem is either with your inputs, both on the console and TV or the cause is the HDMI cable you’re using.

Here are the most frequently reported causes for no signal on your TV whenever you turn on your Xbox:

Temporary Issue

Sometimes connection could be disrupted as a result of a software conflict but a simple restart should solve this issue.

A Wrong Source

You might be selecting the wrong source of your TV’s inputs and your Xbox’s feed won’t show up.

Hardware Problem

Even if rarely, a potential hardware problem with the Xbox’s video card could result in similar problems.

Cable Malfunction

We assume you’re using an HDMI cable to connect your Xbox and the problem could be happening due to a fault in the cable unit.

Let’s now review the best troubleshooting measures you can undertake, applicable against the problems we’ve listed above.

How To Fix Xbox One Is Not Connecting To TV?

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Regardless of your Xbox being a regular One, an S, or an X, the problem all across shares the same circumstances of occurrence.

Even though there are no specialized troubleshooting suggestions for the different types of Xbox One, our solutions apply to all of them.

Apply the solutions down below in consecutive order for best results:

Solution #1 Reconnect The HDMI

One of the most superficial solutions you can try right off the bat is reconnecting the HDMI unit.

There is a chance that you haven’t attached the cable correctly, so even when selecting the appropriate source, your Xbox One’s display won’t appear.

We suggest reconnecting the HDMI and making sure that it is securely connected on both ends.

The cable must be going all the way in, both on your TV and Xbox’s inputs, or otherwise, the console won’t get connected to the television.

It is also recommended to inspect the corresponding HDMI slot for dirt or any other obstructions, that could be preventing the HDMI cable from going all the way in.

Solution #2 Select Correct Input

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Maybe you’re not selecting the right source, where your Xbox is practically plugged in.

There should be multiple HDMI inputs (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, and/or HDMI SIDE)

Apply the steps down below to identify the correct source and select it:

  1. Lean on the backside of your TV and take a look at your Xbox’s HDMI cable.
  2. Determine in which slot does the cable goes in.
  3. Grab your TV remote and tap the source button.
  4. Browse the HDMI sources and choose the source name, matching the input where you plugged your TV in.

If you’ve been selecting the wrong source by now, your Xbox’s display will most likely appear on your TV screen now.

However, if the feed does not appear even if the right source is selected, try all of them. In case it remains black on all sources, continue with the next fix.

Solution #3 Try With A Different Input

Another workaround past this problem is to try with different input. That will help you identify if the HDMI input that you’re using is working.

Follow the steps down below to use a different input for your Xbox One:

  1. Double-check if your Xbox One is running.
  2. Locate where the HDMI cable goes in your TV.
  3. Plug the HDMI into another HDMI input and memorize the source.
  4. Choose the corresponding source in your TV’s source menu.
  5. If it doesn’t work, repeat the same steps with your remaining HDMI inputs.

If trying with a different input didn’t seem to resolve your problem, let’s inspect your configuration’s power supply.

Solution #4 Hard Reset TV/Xbox

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If nothing worked by now, perhaps you might be looking at power difficulties with your HDMI or TV.

In that regard, we suggest performing a hard reset to fix any temporary power problems with your devices.

How To Hard Reset A TV?

Follow the instructions down below to hard reset your TV unit:

  1. Turn off your television using the power button.
  2. Unplug your TV’s power adapter.
  3. Wait for 5 minutes and re-attach the cable afterward.

How To Hard Reset Xbox One?

All Xbox One series can be reset with the general steps down below:

  1. Make sure your device is turned on.
  2. Press and hold the power button on the front panel for 10 seconds.
  3. Once your console shuts down, unplug the power adapter.
  4. Wait for another 5 minutes and re-attach the cable back in position.

If hard resetting your devices doesn’t seem to resolve the problem either, then you could be looking at troubles with your HDMI cable.

Solution #5 Replace HDMI Cable

We suggest trying out your Xbox with a different HDMI cable. The problem might be in the picture transfer from your Xbox, so you won’t be seeing the display on the television.

Try replacing the HDMI cable in your setup with an alternative one, possibly new.

You could also use an HDMI that has been working with another device by now, so you’re certain that it is fully functional.

If changing the HDMI cable didn’t work, let’s try booting your Xbox in low-resolution mode.

Solution #6 Boot In Low-Resolution Mode

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If nothing worked so far, we suggest booting your Xbox in low-resolution mode.

If the problem is occurring due to performance problems, the low-resolution mode is going to boot your Xbox in the lowest aspect ratio possible, so you could at least access the home screen.

Here is how to boot your Xbox One S in low-resolution mode:

  1. Make sure your console is running.
  2. Press the Xbox button for 10 seconds to boot off your console.
  3. Press & hold the Xbox button as well as the Pair button for 10 seconds (Xbox One and Xbox One X have an eject button instead of a pairing button).
  4. Wait for the console to boot.

If the Xbox One X not connecting to TV or you have the regular Xbox One, use the eject button instead of the pair button.

You can boot them in low-resolution mode with the instructions above, but instead of using the pair button, perform the same operation with the eject button.

Xbox One Still Not Connecting To TV…

If your Xbox refuses to send any signal to your TV, simply to connecting a different console.

If there is no console you can use, connect a PC/laptop/tablet or anything using HDMI.

If working, this way you can tighten down the circle of possibilities by excluding your TV from the equation.

The next step would be to hook up your Xbox to a different TV to check the results.

If it’s not working with the other TV as well, then you should be looking for a repair service for your Xbox One. At this point, you might want to check if your warranty is still intact.

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Bottom Line:

To fix the connection between your Xbox one and TV, try hard resetting both of the devices and reset the HDMI cable. Try using different inputs and make sure that you’re using the correct source. If nothing worked, try booting the console in low-resolution mode to determine if the problem is performance-related.

Now when knowing why your Xbox One X not connecting to TV, fixing the problem should be the easy task here.

If you end up having the same problem, you may have to consider contacting your warranty holders for possible repair or lookup.

Nicole B