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

Ask a question Carly127 - Latest answer on Jan 16, 2015 10:20AM
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
Maninder- Dec 27, 2014 10:07AM
Thanks Sunny, I had to keep restarting computer up until this point, THANKS!!!!
Ghost- Jan 4, 2015 02:25PM
thank you so much it helped alot!!!
nick f- Jan 7, 2015 02:43PM
And thanks again
pipa- Jan 8, 2015 09:30PM
thks very much....
ps- Jan 16, 2015 10:20AM
Thank You ! It helped me!
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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.
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rest a lollipop stick on the power button before the lid closes, works everytime
panton439- Dec 30, 2013 03:02PM
Sounds like the answer from a veteran. :)
Simplest solutions are the best.
Ambucias 33180Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus October 25, 2016 Last seen - Dec 30, 2013 05:14PM

I found that orange lollipop sticks work better than other flavours such as lime and lemon.
Annonymous- Feb 22, 2014 04:36PM
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Hussain- Dec 22, 2014 10:31AM
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My new window 7 laptop (compaq)get logged off with in few minute after started.laptop giveS me a notice that ur window will logged within a minute how can I fix it.

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