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Dorian
December 31st 05, 03:19 AM
Is it safe to unplug the 15-pin VGA monitor cable from a nvidia 6600gt vga
out, and then plug it back in again later -- without turning off the
computer?

First of One
December 31st 05, 03:40 AM
It's safe to do it occasionally. If you have to hot-swap the cable several
times a day, better to get a KVM switch.

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"Dorian" > wrote in message
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> Is it safe to unplug the 15-pin VGA monitor cable from a nvidia 6600gt vga
> out, and then plug it back in again later -- without turning off the
> computer?
>

Chuck
December 31st 05, 08:36 PM
Is it safe? No. Is it commonly done? Yes.
The potential problem is related to the fact that two different power
supplies are involved. Ground leakage may be different, and cause a problem
if the computer and the monitor are not connected with a case ground
(connector shell) before the active video and sync pins are connected.

"Dorian" > wrote in message
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> Is it safe to unplug the 15-pin VGA monitor cable from a nvidia 6600gt vga
> out, and then plug it back in again later -- without turning off the
> computer?
>
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