Get monitor to work when laptop lid closed [Solved/Closed]

Carly127 - Feb 16, 2010 at 09:15 PM - Latest reply:  SAM
- Oct 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM
I've attached an emachine monitor to my HP Pavilion dv5-1002 Notebook. It works, until I close the laptop lid and everything goes black. I've gone into power options and changed the power buttons to do nothing when the lid is closed. I've tried to set up the external display in the windows mobility center.
Why can't I use the monitor with the laptop lid closed? I've

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Go in control panel>power options. on left side f screen there is an option saying " when I close lid of laptop....", YOU MUST SELECT "DO NOTHING"...n thats it, problem solved
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Worked like a charm!
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Wow that was easy! Thanks
I think I found the answer: What works for me is when I make the monitor the main display and they make sure that the option 'multiple displays' is on 'extend these displays'. Now, when I close the lid, the screen remains on my monitor. Obviously, the options I am talking about are in Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution. So when you do all this and close the lid on your laptop, the screen on your monitor goes black for 2 seconds and then remains the way it was.
all the answers111 - Apr 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM
rest a lollipop stick on the power button before the lid closes, works everytime
Sounds like the answer from a veteran. :)
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Ambucias 48784 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus January 16, 2018 Last seen - Dec 30, 2013 at 05:14 PM

I found that orange lollipop sticks work better than other flavours such as lime and lemon.
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