Graphics and Monitor Problem
Ok I consider myself quite a competent computer user having built many systems and setup networks. However I seem to keep making a mistake that keeps killing my graphics cards or monitors.
I have a few computers that I use, so I every now and then i will move a montior to a different computer. However it has happened twice now that when connecting the monitor to the computer that it has cooked the graphics card even though the monitor was turned off and compouter shut down (i know when this happens because it sparks a bit when i connect). This was with 2 different crt monitors on 2 different computers. Also once I managed to kill my 19inch LCD while doing the same task. I know this probably sounds stupid but it has now got the point where im scared to connect a monitor to a computer in fear of breaking something.
Has anyone any ideas on how to stop this happening or what is causing it. Any help would be much appreciated