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joh31281
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How to operate an Inspiron E1505 with the lid closed

I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop which I am presently using as a substitute desktop system. I have an external keyboard and mouse connected to the system right now. I would like to hook an external monitor (one that is larger than this screen) to this system and operate it with the lid closed as if it were connected to a docking station.

Is this possible? If so, how do you configure the machine so that it does not go into hibernation or shut down when the lid is closed??

 

Thanks,

 

Johnny 

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dgkpcon
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Re: How to operate an Inspiron E1505 with the lid closed

You need quickset installed first,open control panel click on power options,on left side select "choose what closing the lid does".select "do nothing" for battery and when plugged in state,and save it.You can extend the desktop onto the external now and close the lid and the external will continue to show,laptop screen will also be showing the same while its closed.

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nganka
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Re: How to operate an Inspiron E1505 with the lid closed

I'm not sure about Quickset being needed but going thru the power options in Control Panel as DGKPCON said will do the trick.

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