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ssssss
19-10-2008, 07:15 PM
Hi,

If one has an extra monitor attached to one's laptop, it would be safe to disconnect it whilst the laptop is still going, wouldn't it?

Thanks:banana

Renmoo
19-10-2008, 07:24 PM
I would rather turn off the monitor first before disconnecting the cable.

Cheers :)

Speedy Gonzales
19-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Not if you dont want to blow the port

ssssss
19-10-2008, 08:30 PM
Thanks,

I thought it was safe because my laptop doesn't have screw holes to secure the plug, so I thought it wasn't important.

It would be dodgy if the cable pulled out in use, then.:(

porkster
19-10-2008, 08:51 PM
I've been doing it for years and never had a problem with my work laptop and with my home laptop. Others at work do it no problems, I can't see why its the only external port on the laptop that is not designed to be connected live, After all thats what laptops do...

ssssss
19-10-2008, 11:30 PM
Thanks porkster for that

feersumendjinn
19-10-2008, 11:37 PM
The only ports "designed to be connected live" ('hot-plugged') are USB, all others are not. (Perfect example (http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=93914&highlight=monitor)).
It's the same thing as taking the side panel off a desktop and pulling all the plugs and cards out and plugging them back in with the power on!
Use the brains God gave you :horrified

SolMiester
20-10-2008, 08:26 AM
eh, i connect and disconnect analogue video all the time, there is no power going thru the port.....

wratterus
20-10-2008, 08:55 AM
eh, i connect and disconnect analogue video all the time, there is no power going thru the port.....

x2


20 or 30 times a day probably.

wratterus
20-10-2008, 08:55 AM
The only ports "designed to be connected live" ('hot-plugged') are USB, all others are not. (Perfect example (http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=93914&highlight=monitor)).
It's the same thing as taking the side panel off a desktop and pulling all the plugs and cards out and plugging them back in with the power on!
Use the brains God gave you :horrified

It's the keyboard that caused the issue there, not the monitor.

That's the same as saying your TV has to be off when plugging a video camera in via RCA plugs.

jwil1
20-10-2008, 08:56 AM
eh, i connect and disconnect analogue video all the time, there is no power going thru the port.....

Me too. Done it for years - PCs and monitor still going strong!

chiefnz
20-10-2008, 09:00 AM
Yeah I agree... I do this a million times a day and have never had any problems.