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We do not recommend doing a hard switch off under any circumstance. The Pi is built to run continously and uses very little power (at most ca. 2 dollars a year).
Corruption of the SD card is a possibility, especially if you have software like the Squeezebox Server installed which might be writing on the card at any moment.