I have an Acer Aspire 5553 which I want to use partly at home as a desktop, with seperate keyboard, screen and mouse.
With my old Compaq I could shut the lid and park it out of the way .
But now if I do that the Acer goes to sleep.
Is there a setting that prevents this?
go to Control Panel-Power Settings-Advanced, and set "Do Nothing" for the "Close Lid" option. I'm speaking for XP. on Win7 it may be a bit different but generally this setting should be in Control Panel and Power Options/Settings.
Hope this helps.