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 '17 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 '17 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 '17 at 12:26
  • I installed the TeamViewer monitor driver but still have "frozen" windowcontent. – Borkee Nov 27 '17 at 10:52
  • ok, restarting the laptop after installing the driver solved it. thx bro :) – Borkee Nov 27 '17 at 11:22

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.

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