Bypass monitor switch on laptop

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  1. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    I've got a laptop that's having a bit of an issue. the little button that shuts off the screen when the book is closed is defective or malfunctioning and i'd like to completely disable it.

    The laptop never closes anyways, but the switch is randomly causing the monitor to shut off and I have to wiggle it for 5 minutes to get it to come back on.

    Any ideas there?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Display Properties->Screen Saver->Power->Advanced Tab
     
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    ^That probably will not work. Regardless of whether or not you choose the "Do Nothing" option under "When I close the lid of my portable computer do this...", most laptops still turn off the screen when you close the lid.
     
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    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    but that would imply the switch works. Why would you disable a switch if it worked?

    I am not trying to play with words. What the original member asked was how to disable the switch. his claim was it no longer worked.

    your solution may work but if the switch is not functional, why fusk with it?
     
  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    He's saying that it it's triggering when it shouldn't
     
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    What type of sensor/switch is it?
     
  7. KungFool7

    KungFool7 keep driving—it's getting earlier

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    Bingo.

    I changed the power settings right when I got it. Didn't fix it.

    Sent it off to have a new switch put in. :dunno:

    i hate laptops
     

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