Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop close [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question asessio - Last answered on Oct 15, 2012 at 05:00 AM by jasem
I have a new dell Inspiron laptop. I purchased a Keningston docking station. Everything works fine if my laptop lid is open, but if I close the laptop lid, I lose the display on the monitor attached to the docking station. How can I close the laptop and keep the display on the monitor showing. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Goto control panel power options on close the lid link on the left select do nothing on each of the option battery or plugged in........take passwork protection off.....apply settings......and then close your laptop wait 10 seconds and move your mouse around. took me 2 hours to wait ten guys are getting off easier than I did....
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sri- Apr 9, 2011 at 10:38 AM
Hey Great man..I was pulling my hair from a long was a defect with my laptop..i was so stupid didn't check this out for so long...
anyway thnaks a looooooooot!!
Craig- Apr 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM
I also had this problem and thought it would be easy to solve, it was but only thanks to this.
Karen- May 20, 2011 at 12:53 PM
THANK YOU! Somehow taking off the password and then applying setting did the trick! I had fooled around all morning on this one trying to work!
HALIHALAO- May 20, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Thaks it works for me.
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Go to control panel
choose hardware and sound
now choose power options
click on the link what closing the lid does
now at when I close the LID choose the option do nothing for both battery and plugged in
anon- Sep 21, 2010 at 08:38 AM
Thanks! This was a very helpful addition to the original comment as I am computer illiterate and did not know where in the control panel to go.
NEWBIE- Nov 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM
THank YOU!!!!
Me- Dec 19, 2010 at 12:22 AM
OMG!!! That was the easiest thing in the world to do. Thanks!
giscindy- Jan 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM
Exactly what I needed to know! Thanks!
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On, HP Mini 110-1100, the display on the monitor turns off when laptop lid is closed even with 'Do nothing' selected for 'When I close the lid' regardless of whether the laptop is plugged in or not.
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Thank you, that worked 'gavinemb' but I am wondering if I put back on the password protection will it do the same?

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