How to Repair “No Signal” HDMI Error on Xbox One

The Xbox One No Signal error occurs when the TV does not display a signal from the Xbox One console (or One S, or One X), even if the TV and console are turned on and all cables are properly connected.

Some televisions may display a “No Signal” or “No Signal Detected” text warning on the screen, while others may show noise or a blank screen.

What causes the Xbox One No Signal HDMI error?

In some cases, the “No Signal” error may be caused by a bug in the firmware that prevents the console from overriding the TV’s resolution. In this case, you may be able to resolve the problem by turning off the Xbox console to erase any temporary data that may be causing the problem.

However, it is also possible that this error occurs because you accidentally connected the TV to the HDMI input instead of the HDMI output. Or you are dealing with a faulty HDMI cable that needs to be replaced.

Another possible scenario is that the current resolution of your Xbox One exceeds the maximum resolution supported by the TV or monitor you’re trying to use. In this case, you’ll have to force the console to boot up in low-resolution mode before you can switch to the maximum allowable resolution through the settings menu.

How to resolve the “No signal” Xbox One HDMI error?

Turn off or let the Xbox One cool down

  1. When the Xbox is on, press and hold the Xbox button on the console (not the controller) for 10 seconds or until the front LED stops flashing.
  2. When the Xbox is completely off, unplug the power cord and wait a full minute before plugging it back in and turning it on.
  3. Restart your Xbox One console by pressing the Xbox button.
  4. When the first Xbox animation screen appears on the TV, confirm that the cold boot is complete.

Connect to the TV through the HDMI output

  1. Be sure to connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT TO TV port on the back of the Xbox.
  2. Make sure the HDMI cable is securely connected to the console.
  3. Make sure the HDMI cable is securely connected to the TV.
  4. Make sure that both the TV and the Xbox One console are turned on.
  5. Make sure that the TV is set to the correct input signal (HDMI).

Cleaning or replacing the HDMI cable

  1. Disconnect the HDMI cable from the Xbox and the TV/monitor.
  2. Examine both ends of the HDMI cable for damage or debris and clean it thoroughly if necessary.
  3. If damage is found, purchase a new DisplayPort cable.
  4. Replace or swap the HDMI cable, or try connecting another console to see if it works if you only have one cable.

Checking the AVR

  1. Connect the console’s HDMI output to the Xbox One’s HDMI input.
  2. Connect the HDMI output on the Xbox One to the HDMI A/V input.
  3. Connect the HDMI A/V output to the HDMI input of the TV.
  4. Turn on the TV.
  5. Turn on the VCR as soon as the picture appears on the TV.
  6. Turn on the Xbox console.
  7. Rotate the AVR input source away from the console, then back.
  8. Go back to the Xbox Home screen -> scroll left to open the manual, or press the Xbox key to open the manual.
  9. Go to System -> Settings -> Display and Audio -> Video Output -> Connect to TV.
  10. Select the HDMI option.

Frequently Asked Questions

If there is no signal on your console, first try the following steps: Make sure the HDMI cable is connected to your TV and console. Check the HDMI port for dirt or anything stuck in it and clean it gently if necessary. Check to see if the HDMI connector is loose.

  1. Disconnect the TV/monitor from the HDMI connectors.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the TV/monitor for about 10 minutes.
  3. Reconnect the power cord to the TV or monitor.
  4. Connect the device to the HDMI port on your computer.
  5. Turn the device on.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 for each device and each HDMI port.

A "No Signal" error can also occur on your Xbox One console in a scenario where you connect the console to a TV that does not support the current set resolution. This will cause the console to boot up in low-resolution mode.

  1. First, turn off the Xbox One completely by holding down the power button on the console for 5-10 seconds. Don't just press it, but hold it down.
  2. Then turn it back on by holding down the eject and power buttons for 10-20 seconds.

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