I have an old compaq pressario CQ61 that's getting a bit old and I'm trying to convert to a media server. I want to put it by the TV and leave it mostly alone, and manage remotely (via RealVNC).
Now my main challenge is getting it to wakeup. I've tried Wake on LAN and USB devices, and primarily it seems the BIOS doesn't allow it.
I tried 'pressing any key' with the lid closed using a long stick, and this doesn't work either! it appears the laptop detects the lid is closed somehow, and prevents the keyboard from waking it. If the lid is closed, and I open it, the laptop comes out of standby.
Does anyone know how I can wake the laptop with the keyboard, even if the lid is closed?
Edit: Just to restate. The problem is not relating to the laptop going to sleep when the lid is closed. The problem is that I cannot WAKE it when it is closed. My power settings are already set to Do Nothing on lid close.