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  1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I connect my surface 3 with mini display port> hdmi tv.
    The surface see samsung tv in devices but on the tv the monitor is always black.
    Please help me
    01-18-2017 01:11 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    On the TV is the input set to the correct port? (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc.)

    If yes, it should just work. No drivers or special software should be needed.


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    pkcable likes this.
    01-18-2017 01:23 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    While the process SHOULD be automatic, perhaps you need to press a function key combo to get the surface to switch to external monitor? This is sometimes necessary on some laptops. IF this is the case you will see a picture of a monitor or two monitors with a slash between them above the correct function key. You would then have to press the fn and then that function key in order to get the display to switch from local display to external. It may be possible to toggle between them, AND get both to display with multiple presses. And again this is NOT always necessary, and I have no direct knowledge of how the Surface works it.
    RumoredNow and holdum333 like this.
    01-18-2017 03:12 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Good point, pkcable. I always just have plugged each of my last two laptops into HDMI.

    There is this also, in Action Center we have "Connect" and "Project" toggles.
    capture01.png


    It may also make a difference if you are running desktop or tablet mode.
    holdum333 and pkcable like this.
    01-18-2017 03:25 PM
  5. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi On my Toshiba.You can toggle back and forth with the Windows logo+P
    Attached Thumbnails capture25.jpg  
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    01-18-2017 04:16 PM

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