I'm just checking to see if anyone knows whether it would be harmful to either the computer, the monitor and/or the user (me) if I were to unplug (or plug in) a CRT monitor (that was powered off completely, possibly also disconnected from the power outlet) from the video card of a computer that was still powered on.
I'm planning to set up a server at home and, as I only have one monitor, I would like to have the possibility to move the D-Sub VGA cable between the different computers without having to take the server down every time.
It would also allow me to keep my computer up and running anti-virus scans and similar while I connect my Wii to the CRT monitor (for better image and not having to keep an otherwise unused TV around).
I'm not very into all these electric things, but I'm thinking that it probably shouldn't be very bad if the monitor is powered off completely. I'd like to have some confirmation on this, though, if possible.
Thanks in advance