I want to use my old laptop remotely (teamviewer) with closed lid. The problem is that the laptop will stop rendering windowcontent when the lid is closed. I found this answer: https://superuser.com/a/988097/825553 where it was suggested to conntect a 102 ohm resitor on the vga-pin 2 & 6.

My question: can I use a 100 ohm instead of a 102 ohm to fake a connected monitor?

  • What version of windows are you using? Modern windows has a setting in the PowerManagement that says: What to do when the lid is closed: nothing
    – LPChip
    Nov 24, 2017 at 10:18
  • I'm useing Windows 10 and the setting is already set to "do nothing" - but when the lid is closed, the laptop stops useing the grafikcard (or updateing the GPU-Memory, im not shure) and when i connect with that laptop via teamviewer some windows are not updating their content (content is frozen or just black). So it looks like i have to let win10 think that there is another monitor attached and active...
    – Borkee
    Nov 24, 2017 at 11:52
  • Given that you use TeamViewer, try to enable the TeamViewer monitor driver and see if that helps. You can do so from the advanced options.
    – LPChip
    Nov 24, 2017 at 12:26
  • I installed the TeamViewer monitor driver but still have "frozen" windowcontent.
    – Borkee
    Nov 27, 2017 at 10:52
  • ok, restarting the laptop after installing the driver solved it. thx bro :)
    – Borkee
    Nov 27, 2017 at 11:22

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Given that you use TeamViewer, you may want to try installing teamviewer's monitor driver. This should mean that teamviewer will use a virtual driver that works in any circumstances where a monitor is required. This should also allow you to use any resolution you need that is normally not supported by your monitor.

A restart may be required after you enable the monitor driver.


The following worked for me. I am running Windows 10 v1909....

With the lid closed, do the following (even though you don't see anything - Windows is still running, but it is not sending anything to a closed display):

  1. Windows Key + letter 'P' (will open the setting for multiple displays *)

  2. Press Enter

If the above doesn't work, press Windows key + 'P' more than once to toggle between different options:

PC screen only / Duplicate / Extend / Second screen only

*IMPORTANT Make sure you have enabled the TeamViewer option Send key combinations for the remote computer

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