I have a Raspberry Pi 3b+. When I hook it up to my TV, which has HDMI input, it automatically boots up the pi and show the raspbian window. Although, when I connect it to my Laptop via HDMI there is no change in the display. So why does this happen and is there any way to get over this?


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Most laptop hdmi ports are output not input. They are designed to connect a laptop to a monitor.

There are a few that have hdmi input.

You could use VNC Viewer on your laptop to view the Pi screen (by enabling VNC in Pi Configuration) over wifi/network.

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