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

Ask a question Carly127 - Last answered on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM by SAM
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
Nessa122- Apr 27, 2017 at 02:10 PM
Worked like a charm!
Rosie- Jun 1, 2017 at 10:34 PM
Thank you! That was very helpful!!

daninfinity- Jul 15, 2017 at 04:55 PM
Cheers mate :)
nanacari- Aug 22, 2017 at 11:27 AM
Wow that was easy! Thanks
SAM- Oct 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Thank you dear :)
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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 at 03:02 PM
Sounds like the answer from a veteran. :)
Simplest solutions are the best.
Ambucias 45719Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus October 19, 2017 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.
Annonymous- Feb 22, 2014 at 04:36 PM
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Hussain- Dec 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM
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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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