DVI port a hot-unplug?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eric L, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Eric L macrumors member

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    Can someone advise whether it is necessary to shut my MBP down to plug or un-plug a monitor connected through the DVI port?
     
  2. rootsmaneuver macrumors member

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    nope

    as far as I know, its not a problem. I've been plugging in and unplugging DVI cables for years with no ill effects.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No you can just remove the monitor cable. You might need to use the Detect Displays... command afterwards.
     
  4. Eric L thread starter macrumors member

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  5. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

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    There is no issue with unplugging any type of monitor cable while the computer is turned on. They are hot swappable.
     

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