Waking up a closed lid 2011 MBP

Hello. I just bought the new 2011 17" MBP. I bought an external Viewsonic monitor connected via a DVI adaptor. I also have an Apple USB extended keyboard connected to it and a Magic Mouse.
When I close the lid, the MBP goes to sleep. I cannot wake it up, using the keyboard or mouse. I have to lift the lid for it to wake up. I would like to use the MBP with my external monitor with the lid closed.
Can anyone help?

I wouldn't be surprised if you run into this issue:
Basically, my new 2011 13" MBP does not detect the external monitor using DVI.
If your mac doesn't detect the display, and you'd close the lid, it will sleep.
Does your mac detect the display before you close it?
Perhaps you are experiencing another instance of incorrect DVI behavior with the Thunderbolt port.
Contact apple support to alert them to the issue.

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