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When you use the netbook with an external monitor the computer shuts off when you close the netbook display. How can you use the netbook as a desktop and be able to close the book?

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  • geoff_cook_2 May 15, 2010

    I have accepted the solution. I still can't close the netbook but shutting down its display is acceptable.

    Thanks

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For that make sure that display settings resolution is set to 1024*768 and installed graphic driver working fine.
then connect your external monitor to laptop and press Fn key +F2 or FN+F5 to toggle the screen so you can use external monitor with it.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Posted on May 15, 2010

  • geoff_cook_2 May 15, 2010

    Krishma....the external monitor works fine with the netbook. The problem is that when I close the netbook it turns off. I would like to use it closed with and external monitor as you can do with other laptops?


    Thanks...Geoff

  • If you want to turn off the lcd screen of laptop then want to use external monitor then press FN+F2 or Fn+F5 so you can see display on external monitor.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
    Thanks for using FixYa.


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