Hot-swapping PS2

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by Petros, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Can you hot-swap PS2 devices (my keyboard is what I want to swap)? I have heard in the past that it's dangerous for the electronics, but is it really?
     
  2. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    ive done it before, but i try to stay away from it.
    honestly, i have no idea what it will do over time, so as a precaution, i dont do it a lot.
     
  3. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    If you converted PS2 to USB then maybe you could. lol :D
     
  4. Kvasi

    Kvasi Guest

    Well... sometimes I have to unplug and plug the keyboard back in on our old computer to be able to re-initialize it.
    They follow the same standard, so I don't see how it would damage your keyboard.

    There are switchboxes that hot-swap keyboards, mices and monitors between different computers, that would be more dangerous as they use different power sources.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I've done it quite a few times on my desktop at home. Never seems to have caused a problem.
     
  6. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    I've done it quite a few times (unintentionally, lol) no damage but my keyboard and mouse stop working after doing it until I reboot.