External monitor Tags: Dell Inspiron Cases External Monitor Laptops Last response: July 3, 2010 3:34 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share richf844 July 3, 2010 12:29:08 PM Hello, I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, and want to run an external monitor with the case closed. Is this possible? More about : external monitor Anonymous a b D Laptop July 3, 2010 3:34:22 PM You'll have to experiment. The lid switch is supposedly there to prevent the screen overheating. If it's only there for that reason it shouldn't shut down the external video or the computer. But the keyboard also acts as an exit for heat from the mainboard so the lid switch may shut down the computer. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLaptop + external 144hz monitor for CSGO Forum SolvedExternal monitor icons open on primary laptop screen Forum SolvedConnect external speakers to monitor or motherboard? Forum Solvedexternal monitor for laptop? Forum Solvedexternal monitor for laptop? Forum Solvedusing 1080p external monitor with 14 inches 1366x768 laptop Forum Solvedmy lenovo thinkpad has a broken screen and been using external monitor. Re-loaded Windows 7 and now nothing comes up on monit Forum SolvedThe external monitor does not work eventhough I click Fn-F5 Forum Solvedquestion about laptop with damaged screen (asus x551c); external monitor connection Forum SolvedMy external monitor only shows my laptop background no icons or current program displayed, how can I fix this? Forum SolvedExternal monitor not working with laptop closed Forum Solvedhooking up external monitor Forum SolvedLaptop drop - Normal display but blue tinted - Restarted now black screen - DISPLAYS ON EXTERNAL MONITOR - Forum SolvedPlaying laptop games on an external 3D monitor. Forum Solvedi want to set my laptop to external monitor Forum SolvedLaptop broken monitor wont load external monitor during windows install Forum SolvedSurround Display + External Monitor Forum Solvedexternal monitor, want to close the laptop but it turns off Forum SolvedExternal monitor for my laptop Forum SolvedExternal monitor on laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !