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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumConnect Xbox to external monitor for laptop ForumAcer 5820TG with Radeon Mobility HD5650 + external monitor PROBLEM ForumSamsung LED Monitor with TV Tuner Card ( External ) ForumHp g60 not displaying on external monitor ForumHow to get Monitor speakers to work with external speakers? ForumMake external monitor primary ForumOptions for displaying WQVGA signal on an external monitor ForumWindows 7 will not recognize external monitor ForumGraphics on external monitor ForumLaptop screen wont turn on, but works when connected to an external monitor ForumBlack screen on toshiba satellite a105 hook up external monitor and it works ForumExternal monitor wont work after windows boots up ForumGet Vaio laptop to recognise external monitor - F7 not doing the job ForumExternal Monitor Problems. ForumIntel Graphics/Nvidia Graphics Card for external Monitor ForumLaptop and external monitor " Wierd " ForumExternal monitor used to work/now it doesn't but it is still detected ForumNo signal input on external monitor ForumLaptop with broken screen won't show up on external monitor ForumRadeon 5650 will only recognize external monitor not laptop monitor More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !