Is it bad to connect/disconnect mini-display port while power is on?

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  1. NickM macrumors 6502

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    I assume that there might be a threat if this is done. I've been at least putting the monitor to sleep before doing it... but now I'm wondering if I shouldn't even do that.

    1) Is it safer/better to only connect/remove the mini-display port while the laptop is off?

    2) Is it possible to make secondary monitor (mini-displayport) the "main desktop" while mirroring is off?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    Displayport technology was designed to be hot-swappable.

    You're fine to plug it in, and out, as you wish.
     
  3. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You sure about that?
     
  4. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    Extract taken from - http://www.displayport.org/simpler-setup/default.htm

    "DisplayPort delivers on the digital era’s promise of simplicity: simple connectors, plug-and-play set up with external devices, and streamlined form factor for new all digital desktop monitors. DisplayPort’s USB-sized connector secures without thumb screws and its thin cable can reach projectors up to 15 meters away."
     

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