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Mancow

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What are the dangers of installing a peice of internal hardware with the computer on?
 
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Depends on the equipment being swapped and whether or not your lines are grounded...

Mostly, just frying components are the danger.
 

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There are very few internal components that you would want to swap while the system is turned on. Hot Swappable drives being about the only ones I can think of. USB peripherals may or may not count as internal components but for the most part they can be plugged and unplugged while the system is on.

The dangers can be as stated frying a component or even as bad as frying your motherboard. Not worth the few minutes it may save by trying to swap components with out shutting your system down properly first I would say.
 
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