Alienware M17x R4 - How to turn it on with lid closed?

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  1. Psiwentyl

    Psiwentyl Notebook Consultant

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    Hi,

    I built my setup where i use external monitors and decided to keep laptop closed. It works fine with lid closed, i changed the setup not to have it on sleep when lid is getting closed but i have no idea if there is any chance to turn it on without need of putting the lid back up.

    I have it hidden so its pain to press that power button everyday. Is there any chance to make it work from keyboard or mouse? I read that you can enable funcion in the Bios but i couldnt find anything like that. Maybe i am looking wrong or maybe there is another option. Just simple one, without need of messing with hardware :)

    Thanks for help!
     
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    Just put it to sleep instead?
     
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    Omg just tried that and i wasnt able to wake it up from keyboard or mouse and then it was turning off immediately after logging to windows. Happened like 5 times until i opened lid.
     
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    Disable lid settings, then disable the internal screen in windows.
     
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    Can you please explain what exactly to do? So far i only ticked option "do nothing" for lid closed.
     
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    Your screen is cycling because its not disabled in windows.

    Disable the monitor as you would any other in the display settings.
     
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    In the displays settings where i can identify monitors i cant disable any. There is just no option for it. So far it just disables itself once lid is closed, but activates when open.

    My question is, wont it mess laptop in case any emergency? I have my work on it so would prefer not to have a situation where i disable monitor display and then cant get back to it in case of urgent situation where monitors for example stop working :) It was already stressufl when it started to turn itself off completely after i put it on the sleep.

    Also even when i put it on the sleep earlier, i wasnt able to wake it up from keyboard/mouse.
     
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    That setting is only in place under that configuration, you would just need to unplug the monitor and the internal display would initialize as per norm.

    If you cant disable any display at all, you have other issues present in your windows installation.
     
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