New MBP Retina thunderbolt ports quite loose

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thesheep, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2006
    I noticed the first time I plugged a Thunderbolt plug into my MBP Retina that the fitting feels a bit loose. I've plugged in both the Apple Thunderbolt–Ethernet adaptor and the mini-display port for my monitor, and both waggle from side to side by a good few millimetres.

    But I think it's mainly the Thunderbolt–Ethernet adaptor. Could it just be that the plug on that thing is particularly long, so it makes it seem like it move more?

    Has anyone else noticed this?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    All ports on the rMBP seem to be loose, they don't have the tight connection like my old MacBook.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2006
    Yep, I agree. I just checked the USB ports and compared them with my old 17" MBP ones. The USB ports in the old laptop are really solid – just right. All the ports in the new MBP Retina wiggle around.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    My Thunderbolt ports are very loose also. Seems to be a design flaw of some type. I use the ethernet adaptor from this port, and I can not move the laptop even slightly or the ethernet connection drops. I'll be taking this to get repaired...
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    Belfast, N. Ireland
    Mine is doing exactly the same - disconnecting if moved even slightly. Not usable when the laptop is on my knee.

    Did you get yours fixed?

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