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Old 01-30-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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Question Laptop won't output signal when closed


I have a Dell Laptop running windows 7, and I like to connect it up to my TV (through HDMI) so I can watch BBC iPlayer on a bigger screen, or surf the internet from my couch.

I've just moved the TV to a new room and now the laptop needs to sit in front of the TV when its plugged in. I have it set to only display the image on the TV when it is plugged in to the TV as well.

When I close the laptop though it stops outsputting signal to the TV until i open it again. I have it set to "Do nothing" when the lid is closed but it obviously wants to do this anyway, regardless of what I say

Is there any way that I can keep the laptop outputting signal when closed? I'm guessing it "turns off" the screen when closed because you can't see it, but since the screen is now the TV I can very much see it...being blank.

Thanks for the Help.

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Old 01-30-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: Laptop won't output signal when closed

leave the lid slightly open?
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