Are you getting a ‘Mode not supported’ error on your Samsung TV?
If your answer is YES then don’t worry, we have multiple ways that could resolve this permanently.
Before I reveal multiple ways to fix the ‘Samsung TV mode not supported’ error, let me tell you that this error usually occurs while connecting Samsung TV to your PC via HDMI or VGA Cable.
Not all but the majority of users get an error ‘Mode not supported’ on Samsung TV while connecting their TV to their Computer.
‘Mode not supported’ error means, your Samsung TV is having a hard time transmitting data being sent via HDMI or VGA Cable.
If you are having this error on your Samsung TV then don’t worry, you can easily fix it by using the following methods.
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Without any further ado, let’s get started:
Mode Not Supported On Samsung TV Fix
Due to the ‘Mode not supported’ error, your Samsung TV fail to display pictures from your PC.
There are numerous reasons that could lead to this frustrating error but the most common reason that we have discovered is its resolution.
Each Samsung TV has a different resolution, so you are most likely to encounter the ‘Mode not supported’ error on Samsung TV if the image resolution being processed is either too high or too low.
Regardless of the reason why you are encountering this issue, follow the steps written below and fix it now:
The common resolutions of Samsung TVs are 720p and 1080p.
Here are some possible solutions to fix the ‘Mode not supported’ error on Samsung TV:
Restart TV & Device
Restoring your Samsung TV and device might be a basic solution but there are plenty of users who reported to have used this method to resolve the Mode not supported issue.
To resolve the issue, you will need to power off both your Samsung TV and the external device.
Once done, wait for a while and turn on both devices and check if the error remains.
If you continue to encounter the same error, try other solutions to fix the problem.
Cast a Supported Resolution
As mentioned above, the majority of users encounter this error due to resolution.
To resolve the Samsung mode not supported problem, make sure the device you are connecting to your TV must have the following output resolutions:
- 480i/p (640 x 480)
- 720p (1280 x 720)
- 1080i/p (1920 x 1080)
- 2160p (3840/4096 x 2160)
If the device you are connecting your Samsung TV with does not have the above-mentioned resolutions, chances are high that you would not get rid of the mode not supported problem.
Update the TV Software
If you have not updated your TV software in a while, you must update it right now.
If you have outdated applications installed on your TV, you tend to encounter numerous errors and glitches.
To avoid this error in the future, I advise you to set it to an automatic update or perform a manual update.
To set your Samsung TV to automatic update, follow the steps written below:
- Located the Settings page by using your TV remote.
- Once you are on the Settings page, click on the Support option.
- Now, select Software Update and click on the ‘Auto Update’ feature.
- After enabling it, click on the OK button to make save changes.
- That’s it.
To update your Samsung TV software manually, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Click on the Menu button using your TV remote.
- Head to the Settings page and then click on the ‘Software Update’.
- Select the Update Now option and follow the onscreen instructions.
- That’s it.
Use Short HDMI Cable
You must be laughing at this reason but using a long HDMI cable often causes this problem on Samsung TV.
If you are using an HDMI cable to connect your PC to your Samsung TV, I advise you to use a moderately long (between 4 to 6 feet) HDMI Cable.
If you are using a longer than 12 feet HDMI cable, make sure it is an ISF-rated Cable.
Set an Output Resolution On the External Drive
If you set an output resolution on the external drive, it will automatically detect the best resolution and display the content on your Samsung TV.
Make sure to set the highest resolution on your TV and the external device they support.
If you don’t know how to set the resolution on your PC, follow the steps written below:
- Press Windows and type ‘Screen Resolution’.
- Click on the option ‘Change the resolution of the display’.
- Now, navigate to Display Resolution and select ‘1024×768’ from the drop-down options.
- Once done, not click on the ‘Advanced Settings’ and then select ‘Monitor’.
- Select ’60 Hertz’ under the ‘Screen Refresh Rate’.
- Once done, click on the Apply and then OK button to make saves changes.
- That’s it.
These are multiple methods that you can use to fix the ‘mode not supported’ error on Samsung TV.