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geezrmike
Level 7

3400X Streaming Stick won't light up when plugged into older Samsung TV

Hi there, I have been using a Model 3400X streaming stick for a number of years, no problems, on a JVC tv. There is no power cord for this model, it appears to use power via HDMI port, and there is a visible white light. When I plug the stick into another TV's HDMI ports - Samsung - there is no power light. This means that when I try to use the streaming stick on the Samsung, the TV doesn't sense it and I can't use it. Suggestions appreciated.

JMH

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makaiguy
Level 20

Re: 3400X Streaming Stick won't light up when plugged into older Samsung TV

Roku made some streaming sticks that drew power via MHL-enabled HDMI ports found on some tv's in the early 2010's. MHL never really caught on, though, and is rare or non-existant on current tv models.
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minglewoodmike
Level 7

Re: 3400X Streaming Stick won't light up when plugged into older Samsung TV

Does this mean the 3400X will not work in any HDMI port that is NOT MHL supported or compatible?

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renojim
Level 21

Re: 3400X Streaming Stick won't light up when plugged into older Samsung TV

Yep, that's what it means. The 3400 is a legacy model that's no longer supported and really isn't worth the effort.

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