Xperia Arc - HDMI out

  • Guys,

    How do I connect my Xperia arc to my system? I have the HDMI out cable that came with the phone. When I connect the phone using the cable to the system, nothing happens. Is this a problem with the phone? OR am I missing something?

    Please help.


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  • What do you connect the other part of the cable to? This device must support HDMI in which for example most PC's do not.


  • Lol, what is your "system" man...a system can mean anything in the world with a HDMI connection port...

  • For geeks it is usually a laptop or desktop. Not for layman like you though.

    If possible provide a solution.

  • There would be no solution that we could advise for this as it is the PC/laptop which does not support this, not the Sony Ericsson handset.

    The HDMI will only work with devices which support HDMI in which, as Markus advised above, most Laptops/Desktops do not support.

    - Aimee.

  • @ Soumya...Hahaha! nice work man, u hardly find someone who insults themsleves by calling themselves a "geek", sry...but I just can't stop laughing at ur!

  • Markus and Aimee, thanks.

    Prateek, can you be a little constructive and help me with this? If you can help me anyway, it will be very much appreciated. If you can not, I dont see any point of your comments.

  • I have the same problem. my HDMI out for ARC worked before, and I updated the SW to 2.3.3 I haven't used it since, but I tried it just now and found out it doesn't work anymore. I've tried connecting to the HDMI In of my TV and the HDMI In of my laptop and nothing works. Hope SE support can help in resolving this problem.

    I have a LT15i with android 2.3.3

    unrooted and locked bootloader

  • i bought a converter from hdmi to dvi and to my surprise it did not worked on my monitor,why is that?

  • @Soumyam...Calm down man...u need to learn to live life abit less seriously, just because a HDMI feature doesn't work doesn't mean you have to bring the whole house down. It doesn't matter if you see any point in my comments or not, because really this is Sony Ericsson's discussion board, not yours.

    @Macky and Yohan...Friends the HDMI works for me when I plug it into my HDTV. In addition, it also works when I plug it straight into my Acer Aspire Laptop which supports the latest HDMI functionality.

    I could only suggest to repair your software using PC Companion or Sony Ericsson Update Service. HOWEVER, since the 2.3.4 update is just around the corner, it would be beneficial to wait for it and while updating the software as well as the HDMI scripts. :)

    Hope that helps,


  • I've updated my software to 2.3.4 and still no HDMI... :( I'll have to bring it back to the service center to have it checked, hopefully they can find out what's wrong and fix it.

  • Prateek,

    Its ok. I am sorry if over-reacted to your comments.


    I have updated to 2.3.3 build number: 4.0.A.2.368. For me the hdmi out is working when i connect it to a HDTV. But it still does not work when connected to a laptop (I have a HP Pavilion DV6 series btw)

  • Hi Soumya

    You'll be able to use your HDMI cable with the your laptop, the HDMI is to be used only as output, on your laptop it is uses the mainboard/graphics card to get it's display. So sadly you won't be able to use your laptops display to show what is on your Arc.

    - Johnny!

  • My hdmi does not work on tv after update either, it worked fine before. Do I need to return it to the shop? I have tried updating again but it says I have the latest software, I'm on 2.3.3 android.