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Old 05-18-2012, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I was wondering is it possible to have a laptop computer running but no screen on? As when I get my laptop in July or later I will be hooking it up to my alarm and using it 24/7 but I don't want the screen running and using extra power so is this possible?
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Just close it, with the power options set to noit sleep
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no I was thinking more along the lines of turning the screen off completely
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If you close the screen, the screen does shut off.

You can also set the power savings mode to turn of the screern after X minutes, just lke any system. This is how I run my desktop 24/7
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OH whoops lol thanks for the help
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You can use Nircmd to do all kinds of stuff. I use this tool to turn my laptops screen off.
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You can use Nircmd to do all kinds of stuff. I use this tool to turn my laptops screen off.
Was going to suggest this. I used to do this all the time with my old laptop (my new laptop has a hotkey to actually turn the LCD off).

Here's the link to NirCMD: NirCmd - Windows command line tool

Create a shortcut with the following switch after you install it (without the quotes):
"nircmd.exe monitor off"
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Thanks Carnage will do this later for the moment I have to do a science project gotta love it lol.

PS: can I call you Carnage?
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Well, that's my handle, lol.. so if you want to. Doesn't matter to me.
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Okay cool I guess..... Will download links later
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