Laptop with external monitor

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I use a laptop with external monitor. I want to close the cover of the laptop and work but closing the cover shuts down the laptop.

Software/Hardware used:
HP Pavilion dv 4080 Windows 7
ASKED: December 24, 2012  2:32 PM
UPDATED: December 26, 2012  3:41 PM

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Go into the Control Panel, from there, go to Power settings and change the settings for when you close the lid to have the system stay on.  Save the settings and you should be fine.

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  • TomLiotta
    See if you can find someone with a broken interlock who's willing to trade. As an alternative, I use an IBM ThinkPad. I haven't really used other vendors' models, but I'd expect them to be similar. Mine has a power management setting that includes 'None' for available actions to take when the cover is closed. -- Tom
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  • TomLiotta
    BTW, you might need to be careful with placement and airflow if this will be regular and long-term. Heat dissipation might become a serious problem. -- Tom
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