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I need to replace the lid switch in my gateway 7510 GX or else simply disable it. I removed the button that gets pressed but seems the circuit is already messed up, and I need to mess with it every time I do a cold boot. I cant find a replacement part anywhere, so want to disable it but I am wondering how the thing is supposed to work , since the thing seems to not be all or nothing. Simply removing the whole switch from its connection to the MB or breaking cutting a wire does not result in always on status, I always need to fiddle with it and get a plate to move a little to restore power to the backlight. I dont really mind if screen becomes an always on thing, I never close the lid anyway really except when its in hibernation, but for the life of me I cant get the computer to ignore this switch at all.

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Try this, go to Control Panel, open "Power Options" and on the left pane, click "when I close the lid...." or similar options for Lid and and choose "Do nothing" on both the options available on "Close Lid" menu. Save the settings and try whether this helps or not.
(you can go to the power options by right-clicking the desktop, select "Properties" then to "Screen Save" [XP] or to "Power" tab.)
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Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • eagle_203 Aug 23, 2010

    This setting is set to do nothing. to be clear my exact problem is the following,
    On a cold boot my backlight for the lcd never turns on anymore. I either have to connect to external monitor and toggle between displays to sort of force my computer to realize I need the backlight, or else fiddle with the laptop lid switch (either close and open lid lots and hope that does it, or else go directly into the laptop and manually toggle switch and mess with connecting plates in it (this latter has been the only thing to work recently). I am beggining to think it is not actually the switch but perhaps some problem overcoming an inital voltage threshold to light up the backlight?
    I have repaired my switch back to its original state in that I can close lid and the backlight goes out and open it and it comes on, but if I leave the screen dark for long, it fails to light up again...



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