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post #1 of 4 Old 07-29-2014, 06:51 AM - Thread Starter
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switching connections with equipment on

i realize it's a pretty basic question but after i'd switched leads (hdmi, rca composite and S-video) leads while components were turned on, i found a couple of warnings to not disconnect/connect with equipment powered up.

what is the risk or danger? - is it that critical?

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i realize it's a pretty basic question but after i'd switched leads (hdmi, rca composite and S-video) leads while components were turned on, i found a couple of warnings to not disconnect/connect with equipment powered up.

what is the risk or danger? - is it that critical?
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I always hot swap my equipment and have never had any issues, of course I never unmount(or whatever it's called) my USB devices either and also never had any issues because of it(of course not while writing to it). Not saying thats the way to always do it, but it works for me
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I always hot swap my equipment and have never had any issues, of course I never unmount(or whatever it's called) my USB devices either and also never had any issues because of it(of course not while writing to it). Not saying thats the way to always do it, but it works for me
thanks - i kind of figured it'd be best to turn everything off but the damn delay in restarting and waiting for everything to load is a pita and i kind of figured most folks don't bother - and as i hadn't seen multiple reports of equipment frapping so i was ready to assume the risk wasn't that high.

As soon as i pickup some more cables i can connect that switch i ordered and there'll be no more hot connection swaps

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