I recently got a new monitor (samsung sync master s27b350), and when I connect it to my laptop (alienware m11x r2) it works perfectly fine through either vga or hdmi
UNTIL I close the laptop's lid. Then the image on the external monitor either flickers or goes completely black (I have settings to 'do nothing' on lid close).
All my drivers appear as up to date and working, and with the lid open, there is no flickering.
I have tried several different cables of each hdmi and vga all with the same results
This didn't happen for the first 3 days with the new monitor, but then the problems started shortly after
what could be causing this problem?