Steam Link not working [SOLVED]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more
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steam link not working

Steam Link represents a great way to stream games from PC to your TV. For many users, this piece of hardware works perfectly and it is easy to use.

However, quite a few users encountered a major issue: Steam Link is not working. Users reported that the message “No Signal” on a black background appeared on their TV.

Also, some said that Steam Link “works” for a second, and then it is all over when the black screen appears. There is some activity from the controller at the beginning, so we know it’s receiving signal.

Fortunately, you can solve this error in no time and today we will show you how

No signal with Steam Link? Here’s how to fix this

1. Unplug everything

You can solve this error by unplugging everything, and then plug the cables back in. Also, with this method, you restart Steam Link.

This is a simple solution that hopefully will do the trick.

  1. Unplug everything from Steam Link.
  2. Plug only the power cable.
  3. Wait at least 30 seconds.
  4. Plug the HDMI.

2. Replace the HDMI cable

Nothing is forever, and the HDMI cable is no exception. We all know how fragile some pieces of hardware are, so there is no surprise if Steam Link is not working because of a faulty cable.

So, many users reported that the HDMI cable was the culprit. Replace it with a new one. Choose wisely the best HDMI cables from our list for enhanced performance.

You might also check if other cables or other components of Steam Link are intact.


As you can see, this is more of a hardware problem that can be solved pretty easily by unplugging and plugging back everything.

Also, your HDMI cable could be old and worn out so connection issues might appear. Replace your duff HMDI cable with a new one if thatțs the case.

So, there you have it: two easy solutions for a major issue. Moreover, make sure your hardware is intact and change any component if necessary.

Did our article help you? Did you find another method to solve this problem? Do let us know in the comments section below.


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