Wake laptop with laptop lid closed

Is there a way to wake my laptop from sleep or hibernation while the lid is closed?

I have a Dell Inspiron 13" 5000 2-in-1 running Windows 10 Home 64-Bit OS and use a Wireless Dell KM117 Mouse and keyboard. I’ve set the power management option to “not sleep” when plugged in and the lid is shut so I can use the external monitor.

Is there anyway for me to wake the notebook from sleeping or hibernating without opening the lid? As of right now using the sleep key on the keyboard puts it to sleep but won’t wake, neither will activating/moving the mouse.

The power button is on the side of the lap top and is accessible but when pushed does not make the computer sleep or wake. Any solutions to this?



Hello waitetr,

Thanks for the post! There is a way to close the lid without putting the laptop to sleep.

In the bottom right corner of your main display, near the clock you should see your battery status (if you hover over it it’ll say something like “Fully Charged 100%”).

Right click on the icon and select “Power Options”

A new Window should have popped up, and in the left hand column, click where it says “Choose what closing the lid does”.

Here you should see a couple drop down bars. By default everything set to “sleep”. Find the drop down for “When I close the lid” and “Plugged in”, then set it to “Do nothing”.

After that you should be good to go.

If you have any questions please let me know. I know it’s a lot of steps, but I’m happy to help if you need it.

Thank you!

Thanks but my issue is not closing the lid and keeping the laptop from going to sleep as I had already adjusted that power setting. My problem is that once the lid is closed and the laptop is sleeping/hibernating there is no way to “wake” the laptop unless I open the lid.

I can make it sleep using the keyboard sleep function but doing that again won’t wake it. Neither will pressing the power button on the side. How can I wake it without opening the lid?

Hello waitetr,

I apologize for the confusion. For waking the computer up using mouse and keyboard, lets start by trying the following steps:

Go to your control panel (you can find it by typing Control Panel in the search bar next to the windows icon in the bottom left corner of your main display).

Click on “Device Manager”.

Find and expand the “Mouse” drop down menu.

Locate your mouse on the list, right click on the device, and select “Properties”.

Once the new menu is open select the “Power Management” tab.

Once the tab is open, check the box that says “Allow this device to wake the computer”, then click “ok”.

For the keyboard you basically do the same steps, only this time we expand the “Keyboard” drop down menu in the device manager.

Hopefully that should solve your issue. but if not please let me know and we’ll go from there.

Thank you!

Hello waitetr,

We’re going to close this thread, but of course feel free to reach out via email (support@plugable.com) if you have any other questions or issues.



Sorry we were in the middle of a move/remodel and didn’t have access to the plugable docking station. I checked all the mouse/keyboard devices but only one of them had a power management tab that allowed marking to wake the computer. It was already marked.

Any other suggestions?