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Windows 7: Power up a laptop with the lid closed


23 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 
Power up a laptop with the lid closed

I have a laptop, Sony Vaio, which have the power button on the right side, not over the keyboard like some other models.
So I would like to turn on the laptop by pushing the power button anytime - even when the lid is closed.
But this is not the case, I can only turn on the laptop when i open the lid.
I have connected my laptop to TV (as dock, via HDMI port) to look at movies.
I have changed the power settings to do nothing when i closing the lid.
Which works fine, but I still need to open a lid, turn on, and close the lid again!
I think it should be an easy way to solve this problem.
So i want to know is there any way to turn on windows when the lid is closed?

Thank you in advance!

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23 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Hardware, you would have to physically modify the hardware.
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23 Aug 2011   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Many reasons why this is impractical. Logging on, security, etc.
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23 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you go into the "Advanced Settings" under "Power Options", there is a "Power buttons and lid" section. Have a look in there. I'm on a desktop so the lid section is missing and I can't see what settings are in there. You might get lucky and find a way to do what you want.
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23 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Hardware, you would have to physically modify the hardware.
Can you be little bit more exact? Do you want me to physically remove the lid or what?
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23 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Many reasons why this is impractical. Logging on, security, etc.
You must have misunderstood the question, I asked how to do it, not if it's practical or not.
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23 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If you go into the "Advanced Settings" under "Power Options", there is a "Power buttons and lid" section. Have a look in there. I'm on a desktop so the lid section is missing and I can't see what settings are in there. You might get lucky and find a way to do what you want.
Good idea, but it didn't help me. Just options for what happens when you close the lid and push the power button, once the laptop is turned on.
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23 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonvai View Post
Can you be little bit more exact? Do you want me to physically remove the lid or what?
Powering on the laptop is a hardware function. I did not build your laptop I do not know how the lid and power button interact. However, you would need to physically modify the hardware in some way. That is all there is to it. Zero software solution.
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23 Aug 2011   #9

 

under the power options you'll see an option for "When I close the Lid". Modify those entries to; "do nothing" when I close lid. You should then have access to power on the laptop without opening the lid. This should function like you're on a docking station.
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23 Aug 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonvai View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Hardware, you would have to physically modify the hardware.
Can you be little bit more exact? Do you want me to physically remove the lid or what?
Somewhere, there is a little micro switch that gets switched when the lid is closed. You would have to find it and bypass it so always sends a lid open signal. You'd need the service manual to easily find it. Some disassembly required. ;-)
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