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Samsung Galaxy S3: Reasons Why Your HDTV /MHL /HDMI Adapter Not Working

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If you have just purchased the Samsung HDTV /MHL /HDMI adapter and it is not working or fail to display the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen on the digital TV, then you may want to check the following: Get it here: goo.gl/Q84yaS * Ensure the adapter you bought is a 11 PIN. If it is a five pin one, then you will need a converter. * You may have purchased non original Samsung one, and those OEM one are quite unreliable. * You have not properly connected the adapter to the POWER source. * You have not turn on your Phone. * You have not selected the correct HDMI INPUT on your TV. "samsung galaxy" galaxy samsung siii s3 "s 3" "s iii" s111 "galaxy siii" "galaxy s3" "galaxy s111" Complete reviews of the device here: http://www.itjungles.com/android-tips/samsung-galaxy-s3-s4-complete-review-of-hdtv-mhl-adapter-for-hdmi-port Watch this video if your adapter is blackout periodically: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ZV_ZA_4j4
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Text Comments (334)
fapfapfap (1 month ago)
can i made with samsung a5 2017?
rob birch (3 months ago)
Can you please tell me what if anything I would need to connect my Samsung j3 2017 to my tv
Word of Mouth (4 months ago)
My problem is for a while mines was working fine... Then after a while it just randomly stop working (not the same item).
zaber blade (4 months ago)
Is galaxy note 2 banned inside airplane? Or all galaxy note banned?
Pamodou Jaw (4 months ago)
My hdmi 2 was working fine until after a storm it says mhl. It never said mhl before.
Sher Russell (5 months ago)
Hi I don't know if you still reply to your messages, but I really need some help I've got a HML and hdmi adapter that goes into my tablet she I plug the charger in it comes up on my tablet charging but my tv not displaying anything. Is it because my tablet doesn't support it or is it something to do with my tv my tablet is SM-T560 Samsung tablet any ads vice from anyone would be highly grateful cheers :)
Georgi Stanchev (6 months ago)
Can i use Mhl on my Galaxy S3 with Android 7.1.2 (Lineage 14.1) ?
Lartillot Yannick (7 months ago)
its working but must to debog usb
MOBA Patrick (7 months ago)
the samsung adapter is 11pin?
nald rus (9 months ago)
I think you only there is MHL to HDMI cable.... because your HDTV have HDMI port... you don't need that...
nemo hoes (9 months ago)
Can it work on the samsung galaxy j7 prime
K E M I (10 months ago)
what seller want actually (u buy a new tv an screen mirror) wtf technology
Jonathan Santos (10 months ago)
i am mood this not work all every my phone difficulties LG style 3 but not work how not easy bad time 4 buy other I am sad dude other what tell me ok
Aquaridot Yt (11 months ago)
I put my iPad on an hdmi cable and hooked it to my tv, it work for a while but yesterday I messed in control center and now when I hook my iPad to my tv it only has audio and shows no video. Can someone help me?
omar guerrero (1 year ago)
Will the Samsung on5 work with mhl 11 pin
BU TEACH (1 year ago)
Samsung j7 which adaptor
Manly Bean (1 year ago)
Mine is to long for whatever reason
Kazuhiko Takata (1 year ago)
Unknown Man (1 year ago)
Do i need otg phone support for this to work?
LOL VIDEOS (1 year ago)
Connecting the power-sauce 😂
que jax116 (1 year ago)
my tablet has a cross symbol on the battery icon when i connect it to the mhl adapter..any advice?
Jeff Jeff (1 year ago)
im getting no sound on my tv wen I do it
Anh Nguyen (1 year ago)
Thank you !
Misaki's sperm donor (1 year ago)
mine glitches
Hugo Torres (1 year ago)
i have those pins its still not working
XeddieM (1 year ago)
I've bought the original one but it still doesn't work with my S4
Jennie RedRose (1 year ago)
no one knows how to get the note 5 to work tho
Ryan H (1 year ago)
Jennie RedRose because Samsung doesn't support this feature anymore.
Aysha Aladdin (1 year ago)
wow thank you thank you thank you. it works now.
tijani gordon (2 years ago)
who don't know how to plug in a usb
Cloxxki (2 years ago)
Well, the on emy colleague got, just wouldn't go in. Needed the pins to be reduced with pliers. And, even when the plug eventually went in, it didn't work... Looking now for settings of sort that may be wrong. From a laptop, the TV does mirror.
Dubs (2 years ago)
too laggy for games on Note 3, might be the 1080p tv I'm playing on.. I wonder if a 480p would be better
Wildżuź Hau (1 year ago)
u can install Resoulution Changer when you root ur device and should be smooth for all games
47Ronin (2 years ago)
I have a Samsung Galaxy Prevail, which cable will work with my Visio smart tv? It has 2 usb ports & a single hdmi port. thanks!
David Lebofsky (2 years ago)
Thanks for explaining importance of using right equipment
Nolife2692 (2 years ago)
Hey bro will it work with LG devices as well some mirco usb to hdmi say only for samsung phone only just wanted to know thanks
Robert Von Zalaburg (2 years ago)
Can you go full screen in non-video mode?
yes, you just have to put your phone sideways
Awang Ibrahim (2 years ago)
sir can we used it with samsung galaxy j 2 and where to buy.
Julio Pazini (2 years ago)
hello, i have a Dell monitor U2212HM, this monitor don't have HDMI, only VGA and DVI, my cellphone is Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300I, i bought a MHL micro USB to VGA, but it isn't work, the screen doesn't shows in monitor. could you help me? tks.
SunnyCalifornia123 (2 years ago)
Gavin, Good job you are doing here... I have a question for you. I got a MHL adapter and it works on my Samsung S3 but did not work on my Samsung NOTE 2. How come? Please advise...Thanks!
Gary Wellings (2 years ago)
FIX HERE,Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was working with Rocketfish using micro usb on tablet to HDMI to TV,then quit working because I changed my DISPLAY,SCREEN MODE SETTING on tablet from basiC to READING. Now working when set to BASIC. Rocketfish adaptor does not seem to charge thou.I may return it. Hope this helps you peeps with gadjet annoyances. PEACE
Cloxxki (2 years ago)
Interesting, I'm letting my colleague use that on her S4, it didn't work before when indeed in reading mode. Let's see!
Danielle Esenwein (2 years ago)
Gary Wellings (2 years ago)
Very good vid.I purchse Rocketfish it only worked a few times then quit working.Best pay double price & buy Samsung mhl adaptor like he advises.
aarono09 (2 years ago)
I have a Samsung tab s2 and a 3.0 mhl hdmi adapter and I cannot get it working any help would be prefect ??
hassan palomo (2 years ago)
damn thank you. I got scammed by those fake ones twice. ill get that samsong one.
Colt Denny (2 years ago)
I have a galaxy s3 sch-968c (straight talk) and I can't seem to find a compatible adapter, any suggestions?
Antoinette LovesLife (2 years ago)
erica navarro (2 years ago)
Oldřich Hrozný (2 years ago)
Major point - S3 only output is 1080p @ 30 Hz. So if your display don't support it you're screwed.
Zenia Boyd (2 years ago)
I bought one that is said to work for SAmsung galaxy and it still do not work... what should I do. I have a samsung galaxy Tab4 8in.
Antoinette LovesLife (2 years ago)
I was told your phone must support MhL
Ivan Krontz (2 years ago)
so I have a galaxy note 4 it was working fine and one day it stopped is there anything with the phones settings that I have to change for it to work again?
James Bond (3 years ago)
I bought a Samsung GALAXY HDTV Smart Adapter on Ebay, it looks like this one but white (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Samsung-MHL-2-0-HDTV-Smart-Adapter-Micro-USB-to-HDMI-for-Galaxy-S5-S4-/301771284521?hash=item4642f86029:g:790AAOSwyQtV6xPq). And trying to connect my Galaxy Tab4 to Sony Bravia... Nothing happening. Would it work with the Tablet instead of phone? Also it wasn't clear if I have to use 11 pin HDMI cable. I used my usual HDMI cable. I found 5 to 11 pin adapter on ebay. Can you look if this is the right one http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Off-USB-5-Pin-to-11-Pin-HDMI-HDTV-Adapter-Converter-4-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-/251635485159?hash=item3a96a4c9e7:g:JJcAAOSwd4tTtN9j. Can you advise, please.
Appu Rajesh (3 years ago)
MHL only works if it is MHL build in tv or turn on HML option in the tv by going menu, settings, trying to find out or try accordingly your tv settings , then default mode would be off turn it on and trying now.
Manio Mario (3 years ago)
Hi, I have xperia z1. Can you help me find MHL adapter please?
mark olivares (3 years ago)
Thank you😀
Storm Delaney (3 years ago)
Where can I find the power cord to hook up the Samsung adapter?
Jane more (3 years ago)
A remote with full keyboard work with Samsung MhI Adapter to control Samsung phone remotely on sofa, pause or speed up movie/ show pictures and play games, don’t need to stand up and move to the phone. What’s more, this ipazzport Bluetooth wireless remote includes voice function and backlit, watch video with headphone without disturbing others; backlit to make it clear to press buttons in dark room. It also can work with other tablet/pc and smart tv. (ipazzport KP-810-18BV). http://www.amazon.com/iPazzPort-Wireless-Bluetooth-Available-KP-810-18BV/dp/B013K8IYY2
Lorenzo Ramasco (3 years ago)
Does it work on s4 mini?
Queen Mari (3 years ago)
Lol I found my problem
Renee Young (3 years ago)
I have done all this and still saying no signal :( maybe its because its not a Samsung made cable ughh
ifster locc (3 years ago)
Hi I have the samsung galaxy mega 2. could you please tell me what cable or adapter I would need to get. i got this popular red one that you might have seen on ebay and seller told me it would work but the mhl port doesn't even fit into my phone? I compared it with my phone charger and the mhl port was firstly not the same shape and secondly longer than the port on my phone charger so it was obvious that it wouldn't fit my phone?. Also what is this 11 and 5 pin. Is one longer than the other??????
comindine daily (3 years ago)
I have a LG TV also a Samsung adapter and note 4 phone...I have bee using for months worked just fine ,now it's saying connected ,shows the charging signal but won't display on screen, tried airplane mode still not working
Anthony Marcus (3 years ago)
MOST, if not, ALL of your connection problems can be solved by just switching your phone to AIRPLANE MODE before connecting the HDMI hook up. The phone itself is what's interfering with the signal! This stops it from doing that :)
JayRay00 (3 years ago)
Can Chinese people not pronounce "Three"? It's always pronounced as "tree". Galaxy S-Tree.
premier69 (1 year ago)
logical spelling would be "free" or "fre", three makes no sense
ShallowGaming (3 years ago)
ITJungles http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/broadband-sat-nav-phones/mobile-phones-broadband/mobile-phone-accessories/kit-mhladnk-micro-usb-to-hdmi-mhl-adapter-21330507-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR can you please go and check if this adaptor would work for the Samsung galaxy s4 because I don't want to spend above £15 on something that won't work PLEASE reply.
Shane Kim (3 years ago)
does that adapter work for note 4?
Shane Kim (3 years ago)
i tried but it didnt work for my note 4...
ITJungles (3 years ago)
+Shane Kim Yes it does.
Zhorell Ski (3 years ago)
Bought a generic MHL-HDMI adapter 11 pin it wouldn't work! 
Jairo L. (2 years ago)
S4 mini has no mhl port, it will never work with any cable sorry.
Jairo L. (2 years ago)
+johnkramme s4 mini has no mhl support.
ITJungles (3 years ago)
+Zhorell Ski I find the generic one sometimes work and sometimes don't.
apatheticAnxiety (3 years ago)
I couldnt figure out why mine wouldnt connect, then saw yoir video and realized the phone jack needed to be inserted alot further in. I feel stupid. But really seeing someone do the steps in real life is much more effective than those diagrams
mardrena smith (3 years ago)
I have the straight cord and it wont work.
Raymond abbott (3 years ago)
+mardrena smith http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&cat=&query_string=8024004 this worked with no problem using the added adapter for S3/S4 & Note II
I bought a generic brand off ebay and it didn't work, told the buyer this and I wanted a refund. He then sent another apologizing and told me to throw the faulty one away, come to find out it TOO was FAULTY! ....I will be sending this bogus shit back to him this time
Liam Mitchell (3 years ago)
Does the Samsung s3 Mini version support HDMI adapters as I've seen a few people saying their HDMI adapter doesn't work with the s3 mini.
ITJungles (3 years ago)
You are welcome Liam.
Liam Mitchell (3 years ago)
+ITJungles thanks alot for that comment saved me £10.00
ITJungles (3 years ago)
S3 mini doesn't have MHL port. so it won't work.
John van der Linden (3 years ago)
Thank you for the video! Great!!!
Ramiro Accordeon (3 years ago)
Will It work In a HTC Desire 610?
Sukhraj Singh Sahota (3 years ago)
Thanks so much man this video was awesome
ITJungles (3 years ago)
You are welcome.
David Gaskill (3 years ago)
Thank you VERY much! You have been a HUGE help. My cable is now working perfectly!
Josh Favela (3 years ago)
This doesn't charge my s5
Raymond abbott (3 years ago)
+Josh Favela http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&cat=&query_string=8024004 this worked with no problem using the added adapter for S3/S4 & Note II
Jedi-Wig_Splitta (3 years ago)
Thanks man I feel like a dummy didn't know it had to be powered on, lol.
stephen barton (3 years ago)
will this work with a samsung s3 mini and should i get a samsung adaptor hope you can help thanks
Raymond abbott (3 years ago)
+stephen barton http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&cat=&query_string=8024004 this worked with no problem using the added adapter for S3/S4 & Note II
ITJungles (3 years ago)
You can use MHL on Samsung Galaxy s3, s4, s5 and the Note range. It just wont work on the Mini range. Happy Christmas to you too.
stephen barton (3 years ago)
can you tell me the minimum samsung smart phone reqierment to use the mhl    adapter its for my dad and he is a techno phobe ive got a sony expira z2s any tips to get more out the phone app ect many thanks for your help and getting to me so quickly ...happy chirstmas mate love the channel keep it going
ITJungles (3 years ago)
Sorry S3 mini does not support this feature.
Bobby8451 (3 years ago)
Hey man I have another problem maybe u know. I just installed a custom rom on my S3 and it bumped it up from a 4.1 version of android to a 4.3 version and now I just get a fuzzy screen then goes off and then comes back on fuzzy again and again repeatedly. Is this device supported by 4.3 or maybe the rom itself? Is there something in settings I need to change? thanx for any help.
ITJungles (3 years ago)
Thanks for sharing your finding Bobby.
Bobby8451 (3 years ago)
Of course, I have that it just won't display my game emulators on TV. Matter of fact, I haven't even tried my chrome cast with this 4.3. I found out something else too that all 4.3 versions are hdmi inopertible. That's what I seen on XDA developers site. That includes stock too is what I got from it. That sucks. Lol
ITJungles (3 years ago)
If you are at home, you could use Chromecast. Have you consider that?
Bobby8451 (3 years ago)
Nope. Lol I'm sticking with this custom Rom. Looks nice very customizable, just slot of features. I don't hook up to the TV that often anyway. When I want to it'll take just a couple minutes to revert back no problem. I will continue to look for other 4.1 roms for my phone and who knows I might even invest in another hdmi thingy so I won't have to revert back. Lol
ITJungles (3 years ago)
It will be such a hassle then. I guess you have to stuck with 4.1 if you want to use it.
moominkin (3 years ago)
Hey I have a Galaxy note 3 and I bought the Rocketfish but it isn't working would it be the brand name?? Thank you!
Jessica & oscar (3 years ago)
Same here
ITJungles (3 years ago)
I find that the Samsung one, is the most reliable.
Bobby8451 (4 years ago)
I've figured it out! I don't have to have power hooked up to my device, since its an 11 pin. I found this guy on youtube and he mentioned switching on airplane mode, and believe it or not it actually worked. Yey!
Bobby8451 (4 years ago)
Do I have to have power hooked up to the adaptor for this to work or is it just to keep the phone charged while u displaying on tv? I bought a white samsung one and it worked like 2 days barely. Started like getting very scratchy sounding wouldn't display image and finally died on me. Sounded like loose wiring or something inside the box. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
ITJungles (4 years ago)
I have experienced the same thing before. It could be the battery on low power.
Bobby8451 (4 years ago)
Yeah ok I'm stupid it works just fine after adding power but I was told since its an 11pin the phone itself will supply power but u know maybe my phone battery was getting low and not supplying enough power. Who knows
ITJungles (4 years ago)
It will need to have the power source connected to the adapter for it to work. If it works 2 days ago and then suddenly stop working, then it sound like the device is having a issue.
Latarsha Wilkes (4 years ago)
I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can someone send me the link of where I may buy the correct connector.
Raymond abbott (3 years ago)
+Latarsha Wilkes http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts=1&cat=&query_string=8024004 this worked with no problem using the added adapter for S3/S4 & Note II
Latarsha Wilkes (4 years ago)
How do I know how many pins I have on my phone so that I may purchase the right one.
guardbum186 (4 years ago)
Nice video. I've got an adapter that says on Amazon it works with the Galaxy Tab S. However I can only get it working with my my phone (Galaxy S3). Any suggestions?
Flaka Miranda (4 years ago)
I just bought a HDMI MHL from radio shack an it so happens to be a 5PIn it wont work with my samsung galaxy ehibit because its a four pin where can i get a converter
Flaka Miranda (4 years ago)
I just bought a HDMI MHL from radio shack an it so happens to be a 5PIn it wont work with my samsung galaxy ehibit because its a four pin where can i get a converter
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You can get it from eBay or Amazon.
Roberto Ortiz (4 years ago)
grt job David. I thought that my 60 inch hdmi with internet hook up. 5to 11 pin got it. taker care..
Adolf Hitler (4 years ago)
Using hdmi with s3. Requires usb power from tv too. Working for a hour and a half and it froze. Restarting the device would continue to show the frozen screen. I rebooted my phone into safe mode and it still shown the frozen movie. Now its completely not working. I also force close movie app. The correct source is selected and plugged into usb in tv for power. The hdmi to micro usb adapter is not working fully and I get no (HDMI adapter connected) message and "No video avaliable" on TV. The sound continued to work for a little while after the video crashed then it stopped. Please help!!! D:
Luis Garcia (4 years ago)
Should've seen this vid first
Maryam Audu (4 years ago)
Mine works great with my s4 phone but not with samsung tablet 4, any ideas why?
Sim Weiliang William (4 years ago)
I buy this Original samsung HDTV Adapter does also work in galaxy s2 and note 3
Alison Shepherd (4 years ago)
Does same rule apply for cheap adapter not working on samsung galaxy tab3? I bought cheap adapter and now realise its 5 pin. Will a samsung mhl to hdmi phone adapter work with my samsung galaxy tab3?
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You have to check with the galaxy tab 3 specification to see if it supports this feature.
Kdc kicks butt (4 years ago)
Does this work with Samsung galaxy 3 mini?
Welly (4 years ago)
thank you for the video. Big help!!
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You are welcome.
Fernando Avalos (4 years ago)
I buy the wire mhl and the adapter 5 pin to 11 pin for galaxy s3 and still don't work please help
ITJungles (4 years ago)
Did you buy the Samsung brand or other OEM brand? I find that Samsung brand works more often than not.
Sleep walker (4 years ago)
Very helpful video; to the point.  Thanks.
ManDroid (4 years ago)
Awesome video my friend! Let me ask you this: I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 but it won't connect to my TV. My brother has the identical model (not rooted) and it works just fine. Why?!!! 
Alfred Lee (4 years ago)
my s4 works fine but my s2 and samsung tab 3 8 does not.
ManDroid (4 years ago)
I did not use an adapter. My brother, as I mentioned, has the exact same phone. HIs works and the TV automatically connects. Mine does not...
ITJungles (4 years ago)
I am not too sure, is it because your device is rooted? So did you do exactly the same thing? Did you use the right adapter? there are one specifically for the S3 and one for the S2.
Sam Anderson (4 years ago)
Thankyou your video helped me lots thanks so much I bought the cheap haha thanks
louievprestige (4 years ago)
Mine does not need power source to work
Wei Cheng Ng (4 years ago)
I've got the Mobile Phone For HDTV when i plugged it in, power source connected, selected the right hdmi port, but nothing seems to happen on my phone, no notification nothing. it only charges my phone. any idea what i can do?  
Killin u hos (4 years ago)
I have the same one i got it yesterday i was struggling bad but i started messing witn my phone and i finally made it work if yall need help yall can check my video to see if it works
ITJungles (4 years ago)
+Wei Cheng Ng I use the original Samsung one and it works fine. I haven't got any luck with Non Samsung brand.
kristy (4 years ago)
+Wei Cheng Ng hi i have the same cord and it does the same thing
Wei Cheng Ng (4 years ago)
http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1066342009/MHL-font-b-Good-b-font-quality-Mirco-USB-HDMI-Cable-for-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-S3.jpg  this is the picture of the cable 
shadyyrec (4 years ago)
How do you know what pin it is? Cuz i bought a $45 one at radioshack but and it doesnt work amd it doesnt say wat pin it is.
shadyyrec (4 years ago)
How do you know what pin it is? Cuz i bought a $45 one at radioshack but and it doesnt work amd it doesnt say wat pin it is.
jet (4 years ago)
Thank you very much for this very detailed tutorial. I could not figure out why I could not get my phone and hdtv to work.  It turns out, the power source is necessary for them to work together. I did not even think it was necessary. I purchased the wrong cable.  Thank you for teaching us.  Pls continue with your nice work!  

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