Are PCMCIA cards hot swappable?

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  1. aphex

    aphex Moderator<br>All Things Apple
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    Just curioius... Dont wanna jam my wireless card in while the system is runnin if its gonna f things up.... :)
     
  2. Spooner

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    i accidently unplugged my gf's card while trying to get the damn cat5 cable out, and now things aren't working :eek:

    I'd venture to go with a resounding: NO!
     
  3. amdskip

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    I wouldn't think so.
     
  4. Jzero

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    I thought they were supposed to be, but it often doesn't seem to work.
     
  5. Electric Amish

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    Depends on the software.

    Sometimes the driver can hang the port if it doesn't know how to disengage properly.

    amish
     
  6. manly

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    Yes they are, but you have to remember the NT kernel (W2K and WXP) is plug n' pray. Notice the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the system tray.
     
  7. mpitts

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    I hotswap PCMCIA cards all the time. Wireless NICs, firewire, etc.. Never had a problem with 2K/XP handling it.
     
  8. notfred

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    always worked fine on my girlfriend's compaq laptop w/ win2k.
     
  9. aphex

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    i wussed out, turned it off, and plugged it in [​IMG]