I'm trying for hours now and it doesn't work... I connected the HDMI cable to my laptop as usual but for some reason the picture didn't show up on the TV, i decided to restart and to my surprise the laptop screen stayed back. I assumed it's set on external screen for whatever reason and hooked it up to an external monitor via VGA and it worked. I kept researching but found nothing. I couldn't set it back to the laptop TV the laptop didn't show up it's own screen. I noticed after starting up windows I could get a picture on my laptop with closing and opening it. And it would recognize that theres another monitor. But the resolution is stuck on 1024x768 and its in the upper left corner. And also after a restart it would be black again even after setting it to my main monitor. So I'm pretty sure that finding a way to getting the right resolution wont be the solution to this since after a restart its set to the other output again. I really don't know what to do and I also have A-Levels in a week. I don't know how trying to hook my laptop to my TV as usual could result in such a fatal error.