How to Fix Xbox Series X or S No Signal to TV Error

You have connected your Xbox Series X/S console to the TV or monitor but see a “No Signal” error message?

The first thing to check is the HDMI cable. Make sure it is properly connected to the Xbox and the TV.

Try switching the ends of the HDMI cable. For example, put the console’s end of the HDMI cable into the TV and vice versa. If you have any other HDMI cable available, try that as well.

Everything seems fine, and are you still having an issue? Connect to a different HDMI port on the TV to rule out the port on the TV as the cause of this problem.

You can also try disabling the VRR on the TV and booting your Xbox in low-resolution mode.

Change Input Source of the TV

If your TV has multiple input ports, you must select the correct input source in the TV’s settings.

Here’s how you can do that:

  1. On your TV’s remote, press the Source or Input button.
  2. Navigate to the HDMI option and select it.

If your TV has multiple HDMI ports, note the port number Xbox is connected to and select the same in TV settings.

Power Cycle your Console and TV

If the problem is due to any bug in TV firmware or Xbox console, power cycling will help you eliminate them.

To power cycle your Xbox console, hold down the Xbox button until its LEDs are off. Then, unplug it from the power source.

Next, hold the Xbox but ton again for 10 more seconds to drain the charge from the console.

Now, it’s the TV turn. Unplug it from the power source. Press and hold the power button on your TV for 10 seconds. Next, plug it back in and power it On.

Once the TV is turned On, connect your Xbox console to the TV, and then turn it on.

This should resolve the issue. However, if it persists, continue reading.

Reset Xbox Display Settings

Here’s how to reset your Xbox display settings. Here’s how to do that:

  1. First eject any disc from your Xbox Series X or S console.
  2. Next, hold your console’s Power button for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Wait for 30 seconds and then hold the Power and Pair buttons on the console until you hear the second beep sound. This will boot the Xbox in low-resolution mode.
  1. Now open Xbox Settings.
  2. Go to General -> TV & display options.
  1. Under Display, change the resolution to that of your TV.
  1. Next, click on Video modes under Advanced heading, and change the refresh rate to that of your TV.

If the resetting your Xbox display does not do the trick, try these fixes to get your Xbox console back to work:

You don’t need to try all these methods; follow them in the order as listed until your problem is solved.

Configure VRR on the TV

If your TV support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), then know that it doesn’t go well with the Xbox Series X and Series S console, thus resulting in no signal error.

So, try disabling VRR on your TV and check if the problem is solved. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open your TV Settings using its remote.
  2. Go to Channels & Inputs -> External Inputs.
  3. Select HDMI Signal Format.
  4. Select the HDMI port to which the console is connected.
  5. Change the HDMI signal format from Enhanced Format (VRR) to Standard Format.

If you have any questions about this guide, feel free to ask me.

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Muhammad Qasim

Muhammad Qasim

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