DVI connector and hot swapping

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trinity, May 6, 2009.

  1. Trinity macrumors regular

    Trinity

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    I have just bought one of the late units of the old MacBook Pro that I use half of the time in clamshell mode. I have no problems and everything works fine but I plug and unplug the DVI connector very often and sometimes I think maybe it's risky for the motherboard to do that without shutting down the computer. Is it really bad or there's no problem with hot swapping a regular DVI connector?
     
  2. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    I always wondered the same thing. However from personal experience, i never had problem. Also even though in the manual it say shut down your laptop before connecting, it does not warn you to avoid it.

    Also i remember calling apple support for a problem with my DVI output, they used to ask me to connect and reconnect the cable a million time while my laptop is on, and they never asked me if i connect after it after shutting down my laptop or before.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I've been hot-swapping on those connectors for years; never had an issue.
     
  4. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    The DVI connector is designed to be hot swappable, so swap away!
     
  5. Trinity thread starter macrumors regular

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