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fleurya 01-01-2007 10:36 PM

using Windows on MBP with screen closed??
 
I just installed Windows via bootcamp and so farr everythng is working fine.

I want to be able to use my external keyboard/mouse/monitor and be able to close the screen like I do with OSX, but the computer won't wake up with the screen closed. Anyone found a way to get this to work.

Sorry if this has come up before.

nukemm 01-01-2007 10:46 PM

I actually use my laptop at home (PC) like this. Check under Control Panel/Power Management settings. It should have stuff in there about when to sleep/hibernate, etc. I can't get any more specific right now, as I'm at work, but I will get back to you tomorrow if this doesn't work

ToddG 01-02-2007 12:50 AM

nukemm has it right. Under Power Management (which is in the "Performance & Maintenance" section if you are using the colorful WinXP Control Panel) there will specifically be an option menu that says something like "When computer lid closes:" and then it will allow you to choose "Do Nothing" (as opposed to sleep, hibernate, or shut down).

??? 01-02-2007 02:10 AM

yeah thats the way TV laptop runs

fleurya 01-02-2007 02:53 PM

Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot.

fleurya 01-04-2007 11:17 PM

Ok, I tried this, but the LCD stays on. I think this is a bad idea; past laptops I've had where the screen accidentally stayed on when I closed it got really hot and it doesn't seem like it would be good for the LCD.

ToddG 01-05-2007 12:35 AM

You should be able to make the notebook screen go out in the video options.


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