Your HDMI cables are handy when it comes to delivering high-definition audio and video signals from a single cord. However, your cords may degrade with age. So it may be time for you to get an upgrade, in which case you should invest in new cables. Continue reading to discover five signs you need to replace your HDMI cables.
Shooting Stars or Sparkling in Picture
One of the most prevalent symptoms of a broken HDMI cable is the appearance of sparks or dazzling specks. These distortions are generally white. The sparks may sound like shooting stars or white noise, but you can also confuse them with mild interference.
Blurry or Fuzzy Image
You might be seeing a low-quality picture that appears grainy or fuzzy. The image could be much more distorted than simply a few white specks. The image may look solarized, overexposed, or faded, and the colors may seem desaturated.
No Image or Image Dropping
You may see visuals that become entirely shut off because of a defective cable. This might lead to no picture on display at all, which is simple to diagnose. Alternatively, you might see intermittent “memory hits,” where the screen may go black for a moment before coming back on.
Loss of Sound
Your HDMI cable can deliver up to eight sound channels using tiny, insulated wires. When these wires become damaged or overstressed, the consequence is intermittent sound or no sound coming through the cable. Your sound may begin to fade in and out, muffle, or not turn on at all.
Poor Screen Resolution
When you try to connect a device to a display, the image may look blurry or smaller than it should be. To verify if the problem is with the hardware, try manually altering the settings on the screen or device. If the problem persists, it might be due to a defective cable.
What To Do When You Have a Faulty Cable
Faulty cables can have damage in one of the 19 pins within the connector. They may also have physical damage to the wires or general wear and tear. If you have any extra HDMI cables on hand, try them with your devices first to ensure the problem is with the cable rather than the hardware. After you figure out you have a defective HDMI cable, your best choice is to toss it out or recycle it and replace it with a new one.
We hope you found our guide on the five signs you need to replace your HDMI cables helpful with managing your hardware and accessories. CableWholesale offers a vast selection of high-quality HDMI cord adapters that make it easy to transfer video signals across different devices. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about our products.