Run a laptop while it's closed?
October 31, 2008 11:50 AM Subscribe
Can I make my Dell laptop keep running when it is closed?
posted by trip and a half to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently bought this
Dell laptop. Don't ask me why -- I needed a laptop right away and it looked like the best thing at BestBuy at the moment. Anyway, I'm mostly happy with it, but I want it to run when it's shut.
As I announced in this
AskMe answer, I have a new tv tuner that plugs into the usb port. Thing is, I also often have the laptop connected to an external monitor. For purely aesthetic reasons, I want to be able to close the laptop and still have it output the video to the external monitor. Is this possible? I've looked at the manual and googled but I can't find out how to do this.