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Tips on how to solve “No signal detected, TV will shut off automatically in one minute.” with your Fire Stick.

I recently had a customer come to me with a puzzling issue. They would be watching their Fire TV Stick for about about 15-20 minutes, and then out of nowhere their Sony TV would present the message “No signal detected, TV will shut off automatically in one minute.”

Needless to say, this error can be very inconvenient, especially when watching live TV or especially a sporting event. We went through a number of normal troubleshooting tricks (which you can also try!) such as moving the Fire TV Stick to a different HDMI port, plugging the power supply into the wall rather than the USB port on the TV, but none of these things seemed to solve the problem.

Not knowing what else it could be besides a faulty unit, I had the customer try something that I didn’t think would work, but was worth a shot. I asked if the unit was connected directly to the televisions HDMI port, or if they were using the included 4inch HDMI extender that comes with the Fire TV. He said that because the stick fit just fine without the need for the extender, he decided not to include it in his set up. Just for the heck of it, I had him connect the Fire TV stick to the Television using the 4inch extension cable and see if the issue persists.

And… Voila! No more issues with the TV shutting off due to the no input signal error.

While I’m no scientist or engineer, it is my belief that the Fire TV HDMI signal power overcompensates for the fact that most people will need the extension cable, and therefore confuses some TV’s that there is no signal, when in fact there is.

I hope this helps solve any similar issues you may be having!

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