1. ikissfutebol's Avatar
    So I have read places that people have had to sand/cut/trim the micro-HDMI cord if they don't buy the official MS one to fit into their Surface due to the angled chassis. If this has happened to you, how much must you trim? My cord worked the first couple of times and has since stopped recognized it, yet the Surface screen ALWAYS stays black when connected to my TVs HDMI. I don't want to drop the $40 or whatever for the custom MS one if it is a relatively simple process. How much of the micro-HDMI really needs to be pushed in for the connection to yield an image on the TV?

    Thanks!
    11-06-2013 11:39 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    I have trimmed mine maybe 0.5mm or something like that, and it works great.
    11-06-2013 11:42 AM
  3. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I purchased the Fosmon HDMI to Micro HDMI Cable (6 Feet) from Amazon for $5.26.
    I didn't need to trim it. Worked right out of the box.
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    11-06-2013 12:26 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yeah, a HDMI to micro-HDMI is cheap enough that you shouldn't risk losing a cord by trimming. You could even by a micro HDMI adapter.
    11-06-2013 01:13 PM
  5. omgitsnick's Avatar
    Yeah got myself a microHDMI adapter instead, works fine, although mirroring resolution isn't great, but extended desktop on full 1080p is awesome
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    11-06-2013 05:28 PM
  6. anon(123856)'s Avatar
    I bought an Asus branded cable from Amazon that was under $10.00 and it works without issue.
    11-06-2013 08:11 PM
  7. mms-pc's Avatar
    I bought my mirco-HDMI cable from my local electronic store. In my experience I didn't trim it, all I did was to push it a bit tighter in, and the TV screen would show up.
    11-07-2013 02:16 AM
  8. RTGent's Avatar
    I don't use my RT to do much TV viewing/streaming, but I do have an Amazon Basics cable that I first got it for a Blackberry Playbook which works on the RT without alteration.
    11-08-2013 04:20 PM

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