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Do vga/dvi have screws because they are not hotpluggable? Why would they not be hotpluggable (surge issues?) Also, would a kvm be dangerous for a computer/monitor since they are not hotpluggable?

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They're just there to stop them falling out of the sockets.

A lot of the older D-type connector like serial, parallel and SCSI ports have them.

The cable coming out is relatively heavy and is easy to knock out, hence the screws.

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Ditto for HDMI, which sometimes comes with screws for the same reason. i.ebayimg.com/t/HDMI-Screw-Terminal-Adapter-/00/s/MjEzWDU2Nw==/… –  Hennes Apr 28 '13 at 20:09
    
Any answers about hotplugging? –  agz May 10 '13 at 3:21
    
Hotplugging issues vary. it is often just that the OS can't see the new device without a reboot. A USB KVM won't be a problem, as USB is hotpluggable. –  parkydr May 10 '13 at 7:09
    
@parkydr with USB it can only be KM –  kinokijuf Feb 15 at 15:48

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