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Switch monitor on and off via AC

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Is there any longevity concerns with switching a monitor on and off by interrupting AC rather than using the power button?

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Use the power button!! When you interupt the AC you create a power surge and could damage your monitor or worse, start a FIRE!

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If there were the risk of a fire, the monitor would be monumentally badly designed. That would mean any time there was a power outage, the monitor would be at risk of catching on fire. UL would never pass such a defective product. But damaging the unit is what I am concerned about. Absent any word from HP, I will likely keep using the power switch.

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Sorry  if I did not make myself clearer. Any electrical or electronic device is unfortunately at the perils of power surges. This is why they have designed surge protectors. I learned the hard way that it does not take much of a surge to destroy electronics.

Again I am sorry and I should have been more detailed in my answer.

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