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How to Enable or Disable the Power On Lid Open Feature on New Dell Laptops

Summary: Some newer laptops have a new feature to turn the computer on automatically when the lid to the computer is opened.

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The Power On Lid Open is a new feature that is introduced on some of the newer Dell computers. When a user opens the laptop, the system is awakened or powered on automatically. A user may not like this feature and want to disable it.
Note: When the Power On Lid Open option does not appear in the BIOS, your computer does not support this feature.

To Enable or Disable this feature, perform the following steps:
  1. Restart the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press F2 to go into the Setup Menu.
  2. Depending on your BIOS version, either:
    • Touch or click Power.
    • Touch or click the plus sign to the left of Power Management.
  3. Depending on your BIOS version, either:
    • Touch or click Power on Lid Open to switch between enabling or disabling this feature.
      Power on Lid Open
      Figure 1: Power on Lid Open
  4. Touch or click Apply or Apply Changes and then OK.
  5. Touch or click Exit, and the computer reboots.

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Affected Product

Dell G3 15 3500, Dell G5 15 5500, Dell G7 15 7500, Dell G7 17 7700, Inspiron 5390, Inspiron 7506 2-in-1, Inspiron 7590 2-in-1, Inspiron 7590, Inspiron 7591, Latitude 3301, Vostro 5390, Vostro 7590, XPS 13 9300

Last Published Date

08 May 2024



Article Type

How To