Laptop turns off when top is closed no display at all on monitor
Thanks for posting your question here! For the laptop to continue working even when the lid is closed, you need to configure the settings to ‘Do nothing’ for ‘When Lid is closed’ on the power options.
If you are running Windows 7, here is a link to a post which has instructions (including screenshots) for configuring the same: http://support.plugable.com/plugable/…
If you have any trouble with following the instructions or the OS on the laptop is not Windows 7, do post back and let us know which is the current OS and we will send instructions for that.