cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
David_Holmes_12
Historic F5 Account

You’re in a Marriott hotel and to keep yourself company, you’ve just bought season four of Downton Abbey. You can’t wait to see how the family and staff will recover from that crisis at the end of season three.

0151T000003d62NQAQ.jpg

You dig around in your backpack for your trusty micro HDMI cable. You plug one end of the cable into your laptop and the other into the variable media port box.

0151T000003d62OQAQ.jpg

But nothing happens.

Your laptop sees the television, but the television doesn’t see the laptop. You press every button on the television remote without success. You press the input on the side of the television but the television appears locked to the hotel menu.

Here’s the fix (at least for some hotel televisions).

0151T000003d62PQAQ.jpg

Look for an RJ11 cable (looks like a telephone cable jack) at the back of the television.

Unplug it.

0151T000003d62QQAQ.jpg

Now you should be able to press the input button on the side of the television to select the HDMI input.

That’s it.

0151T000003d62RQAQ.jpg

At last you can watch the tortured romance of Mr. Bates and Anna at Downton Abbey while you pretend to work.

Don’t forget to plug the RJ11 cable back in before you leave!


Connect with David:Connect with F5:
0151T000003d5QFQAY.png 0151T000003d5QGQAY.png 0151T000003d5QHQAY.png 0151T000003d5QIQAY.png  0151T000003d5QHQAY.png 0151T000003d5QIQAY.png 0151T000003d5QLQAY.png 0151T000003d5QMQAY.png
Comments
Linda_Robertson
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus
Thank you so much - This worked perfectly!
Auddin_354403
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Thanks so much!!! My wife and I were at a Hilton and our hearts sank when it won't accept HDMI.

 

This worked!

 

Version history
Last update:
‎15-Feb-2014 14:57
Updated by:
Contributors