May 21st, 2012, 04:22 PM
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MHL HDMI Will not work on phone - Help?
NOTE: I originally posted this today on the Galaxy Nexus forum, but someone told me my phone - a Galaxy Nexus S - actually belongs in this forum. A bit confusing, so if I'm posting this here incorrectly, please accept my apologies in advance. Here's my question:
...I could really use some help. Note I did search the forums, but nothing even close to a solution...
I have had my Galaxy Nexus S 4G (Sprint) for a few months, and it is great. I finally received the update to Ice Cream Sandwich, and am loving it.
A buddy of mine has a similar phone, and showed me how he could connect a Micro-USB to HDMI (MHL) adapter to his phone and output to his TV.
So I purchased a Samsung adapter, plugged the power cord into it, then an HDMI cable connected to my Sony Bravia TV, and then finally into my phone.
The phone's screen turned sideways and it showed charging, and the TV showed "MHL Signal" at the top....but "No Signal" as well. No video came up on the TV.
I brought my phone and connector to my friend, who used his Bravia (slightly older set than mine) and plugged my adapter into his set - worked great on his phone, so it is not the adapter. Plugged my phone into my adapter - nothing. Plugged my phone into HIS adapter. Nothing.
So everything is pointing back to the phone. (Note my phone was fully charged in all tests.) My question is: is there a setting somewhere that controls HDMI output on the phone? Could an app I installed be conflicting with that option? (I have the ap MX Player installed for example.) Wondering if anyone out there with more experience with this phone could offer me some suggestions.