How do you safely remove keyboard dongles?


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Old 10-15-16, 12:57 AM
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How do you safely remove keyboard dongles?

I have a logitech keyboard i move around between my pc and an android tv box and am wondering if it's ok to remove it when device powered on? I don't see any way to do the normal safe removal procedure. When i insert or remove it from my android tv, it causes it to reboot.
 
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This only a reply to subscribe to thread that i forgot to click.
 
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I have never had a problem just unplugging mine.
 
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You can just unplug it and go.
 
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Old 10-19-16, 10:36 AM
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You should be able to just unplug it. The only thing the 'safely remove' does is make sure all the open files are closed. There's nothing inherently 'unsafe' about removing a USB drive unless files are actually being written - in which case you can run into half-saved files and other corruption.

With a keyboard, there's no data corruption issues and no open files. I'd imagine there's an issue with the TV box where unplugging the USB device is causing a minor surge on the USB bus which isn't being suppressed well enough by the USB chips and associated components. I don't know of any solution to this other than finding a better quality box. Sorry!
 
 

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