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Is it alright to plug and unplug a USB Camera Card Reader without shutting down the computer?

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Threre should be no problem if u know that the USb card reader is not copying anything

or is not in use (i.e) the green light or what ever indicator you have on your card reader has stopped lowing


but it is always advisable to use the safe to remove hardware or remove it after
closing the computer

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