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Hotswapping Monitor


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Yishai

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Is it ok to hotswap an external monitor hooked up to a laptop via 15 pin vga connection?

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I have never seen a problem and perhaps it is not the best idea, but in general I think it is ok to hotswap the monitor. With a laptop you should be able to disable the output to the monitor, which while is not required, might be a bit safer.
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Yishai

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Thanks Kemasa!
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i agree...i've never seen it cause a problem...i've got a few systems that i've removed the "screws" from the VGA cable just because the monitor get's switch so often....

on the monitor's end of the cable...it's designed to go from zero power (like when your PC is off) to powered (pc is on) instantaniously...so as far as the monitor is concerned...swapping the cable is the same as turning off your PC without turning off the monitor

and on the PC's end of the cable....it's pretty much a one way communication deal...there's little (pretty much none) information going back FROM the monitor to the PC....so you don't have to worry about the monitor spiking y our laptop or anything...
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Perfect. Thanks for the info.
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