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I bring my macbook everywhere. This requires me to connect and disconnect my macbook from the monitor several times every day. Does this damage any parts on my macbook?

asked Nov 08 '10 at 17:05

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edited Nov 16 '10 at 08:56

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If the macbook and the monitor are both off then it will cause no damage at all. If they are on, it has the potential to cause a spark or something and maybe damage components, but it is unlikley

answered Nov 08 '10 at 17:14

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Tim Fontana

Everything experiences wear and tear, as long as you are careful when doing so you shouldn't have any issues.

If you are worried about the negative effects on system by changing the output between external/internal - again there shouldn't be any.

answered Nov 08 '10 at 17:16

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I would not concern myself with this, if you do it live it may cause issues, but as timf009 said it is unlikely... I would be more concerned with waring out the pins on the monitor or the socket on the laptop, once again unlikely...

answered Nov 08 '10 at 17:18

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edited Nov 08 '10 at 17:56

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if you are connecting your MacBook to an external monitor by way of the monitor connector, then no it won't damage your MacBook. it's the same as plugging/unplugging a monitor from a PC or laptop.

answered Nov 15 '10 at 17:58

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