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Unplugging DVI from a powered-on computer -- safe?

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**Note: Did some research regarding this issue, only to find mixed results.

Anyways, I was curious if unplugging a DVI from a powered-on computer is safe. Silly me, I pulled one of my monitors out while my computer was powered-on (had to move one of my monitors to another room) without really thinking.

According to wiki and the DVI documentation, it's designed for hot-plugging (though in my case, I never plugged it in -- just took it out) Then again, I've read about people supposedly frying their graphics card... tongue.gif

So yeah, was there any harm done from simply removing the DVI port from an active monitor? I never plugged it back in, so yeah...

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
Yup you're fine; unless you didn't secure the video card in the slot, in which case it might move out of its slot
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I do it all the time. Just don't go pulling the gpu out while it's on and you'll be fine tongue.gif
 
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The GPU is definitely seated in, so I'm okay there!

Thanks for the quick responses, you two. That's one less worry for me, haha doh.gif
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I was wondering this just the other day. Now I know smile.gif

OT: I was just drinking soda and for the first time in decades of drinking soda a carbonation bubble burst and hit me right in the eye. I looked just like this smilie doh.gif
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