Laptop Screen

Posted on 2008-10-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi, My HP laptop to connected to a Dell montior to work from at work but at the moment when I shut the laptop screen the PC monitor also shuts down. This didn't happen before, what could be the problem with it?
Question by:Kylie82
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ID: 22646096
What is the function key used to switch between laptop screen & monitor?
You have 3 options: Laptop, Monitor, both. Try them.

If you are using some HP "Presentation Manager" software, look at the options offered.

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ID: 22646098
Oops: What exactly do you expect the external monitor to do when you shutdown the laptop?

Expert Comment

ID: 22646327
maybe your just using the extended desktop option. try to make your screen output directly to your external monitor or just clone the output. (works with standard IGMA driver).
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ID: 22646362
Is the laptop sit on docking station?
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Do you mean the external screen shuts down when you close the lid on the laptop? Check the power management software and make sure it's not set to power down the laptop, or put it into standby or hibernation, when lid is closed.

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