Sending display output from undocked laptop to external monitor - standby initiates when laptop is closed

The situation here is where I have connected my IBM Thinkpad T40 (WinXP OS) to an external flat screen monitor, which is connected  thru the standard monitor serial cable.  The laptop is undocked and standalone on the desk, but has an external keyboard and mouse attached thru USB ports.

At present, I have to keep the laptop slightly ajar rather than being able to close it fully due to the laptop going to standby.

I have tried pressing Fn and F7 on the laptop to simply send the output to the monitor screen, but even though that works momentarily, it switches to standby after a few seconds.

....just as I'm writing this I found the resolution, but rather than hold the knowledge to myself I thought I'd just open this up and test the speed of response of you guys today and distribute some points as I am an unlimited points member - first correct reply gets the whole 500!

Cheers
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r40dryAuthor Commented:
Interesting article, but the problem I had was resolved by accessing the power options within control panel and under the advanced tab, simply choosing the "do nothing" option under the standby drop-down menu.

Thanks anyway.
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