Another "serious" USB-C issue which is not mentioned.. YET..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by reasonrulaz, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. reasonrulaz macrumors newbie

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    Let me explain this.. USB-C slot on new MacBook Pro 15" is so tight.. So, put in&out usb-c plug is very challenging.. Especially if the MacBook is on desk without any elevator like Rain design stand or something like that it's very hard the pull out usb-c plug from machine..

    Another two thing is also getting worst that problem.. First, USB-C plug is so plain, thin and slippery.. I can't even hold it properly for detach it from MacBook.. So, my solution is, lift MacBook from front to backwards then hold plug firmly with my finger then try again.. Second, usb-c ports on new MacBook Pro are so close.. There is no space to hold plug with your fingers if the next port is busy..

    I think it's a problem.. IMHO, maybe add some texture on both sides of usb-c plug helps.. But current situation is another usb-c issue for me which is serious than dongles..
     
  2. davidcmc macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Removing the USB-C - USB-A adapter when the other slot is also occupied is terrible. I have to lift the laptop, otherwise it's almost impossible to remove the adapter.
     
  3. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    That has nothing to do with USB-C specifically but the actual devices that plugging into them, and how far apart the plugs are on the actual device.

    Those are issues that can occur with any interface including USB-A.
     
  4. reasonrulaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But, USB C plugs is plain and curved, not any embossed symbol or something other grip factor like rectangle USB A plugs.. also, it's made by thinner and smaller ceramic like slippery material..

    I think, I need something like that (see below) for usb-c plugs...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    Is the AC outlet too hard to reach as well?

    These are NOT problems. These are minor personal gripes NOT worthy of a thread.
     
  6. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    It honestly feels like people sit in front of their Macs scratching their heads and desperately looking for an 'issue' to sound the bell about. This thread is one of the worst cases of laughable hysteria I've seen yet.
     
  7. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502

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    I have to agree with the OP on this issue.

    After plugging something in, one has to lift the laptop in order to get a grip on the plug(top and bottom) in the port in order to unplug it. The fact that the USBC connector is so thin (compared to the USB-A) worries me as well. The plugs should have some indentations so that users can get a grip when trying to unplug them.

    Cheers
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I'd agree with you on this one. If I have a second device plugged in on the same side, it is a pain to get the cable out. If they put another half inch between the ports it would have been much easier.
     
  9. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    The actual connector may be however that is inserted into the actual socket. When you plug and unplug then you are holding the usb device, not the actual connector itself as that is unreachable when the device is inserted.

    For what you have there that would go over the device itself not the actual connection point.

    Like I said that is the actual shape of the device that using not the connector of the device. Hence why said that the issue isn't USB-C.

    I have USB Keys that are awkward to insert into and out of USB-A Connectors on my MBPro 2008, other also overlap and make plugging a device into the USB-A socket next to it as the device is so small.

    Those aren't issues with the USB-A connector, they are the fact that the USB device is rather small ( so difficult to grip ) or too large ( so blocks the port next to it ).

    By your reckoning then is the fact that is a USB-A connector is my problem! As such Apple needed to abandon the USB-A Connector. Oh wait they already did.:D

    Like I said the device connector design isn't the problem. It is the design of the actual device not being suitable to be able to get a good grip on it, or that the USB ports are too close together, when you cannot plug devices along side each other.
    Neither of those are related to the actual connector type.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Good thing we have you here to let us all know when it is okay to start a thread.
     
  11. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    Instead of over/under try grabbing the input side/side and use your fingers and the edge of the computer for leverage. Fock, this is pathetic that I actually have to describe this to you. Would you like picture and a video too?
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    His, and your, opinion are valid, yet mine is not?
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Hysteria? Hyperbole much?
     
  13. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    One of the aims of the Connector is that it is reversible. Apparently some people find it far too hard to orientate a USB-A device properly..

    Again what you are talking about is the grip on the DEVICE itself, not the actual USB-C Connector. How the device is shaped in terms of being able to grip is absolutely NOTHING to do with the connector being USB-C.
     
  14. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    Not at all. Just frank honesty.

    Any other hand holding you'd like us to handle?
     
  15. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is a difference between disagreeing and just making a smart ass and condescending comment.
     
  16. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Dunno what u lot are doing, I just grab the cable or device and pull it out. It barely takes any force to unplug anything from the USB-c ports.
     
  17. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    And? It's still MY opinion regardless of how YOU read or interpret it? You haven't a clue the tone I'm using. Project much?

    Any other members you'd like to come to the rescue for?
     
  18. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    This is a non issue for me

    Same with port closeness , but maybe because I'm using Apple adapters and cables and the plastic tip isn't that thick ?
     
  19. reasonrulaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, I have enough issue with my SECOND replacement mb pro 15".. First one was strached out of the box, second one has white and grey spots on display, also trackpad issues... So, our 2016 Macs are not perfect..

    This thread is about ergonomics.. If you have to lift your laptop for unplug usb devices it's NOT a hysteria to talk about that subject...
     
  20. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry you're having other issues which do indeed seem serious for you. But are you really standing by the title of your thread?
     
  21. Savor Suspended

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    The latter remarks is what gathers the most likes on Twitter, YouTube comments, and many other forums like this one.

    Thanks, Internet.
     
  22. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Not saying you don't have any problems or that the 2016 is a good design. However the fact that you cannot get a proper grip on the device that is plugged into your 2016 Mac is NOTHING to do with the fact that the connector is USB-C which is what your opening thread is stating. Or at least is how it is coming across.

    Simply grip the device on the sides rather then top and bottom, if you cannot get a grip on the sides of the device then that is the fault of the USB device shape, NOT the fact that is a USB-C connector.

    As stated I have the same issues with my USB-A ports on my 2008 mbpro ( which is a LOT thicker then the 2016's ) depending upon which devices plugged in.
     
  23. reasonrulaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right. It's not fault of usb-c connector. But it seems all of apple dongles-adapters has likes what i'm talking about. All of these (i have maybe all of types) are same shape with absence of grip. Also many other brands seems to be goes on apple's style to manufacture usb-c devices (Belkin, trust...)

    Some of posters suggest to unplug devices from it's cables. It's not a solution. I never ever unplug any of my devices like that.
     
  24. jft94 macrumors regular

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    Personally, I have never once had to do this with unplugging any of my cables from my 2016 MBP and I am not using any dongles. Maybe you're unplugging it wrong?
     
  25. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    It is of course hyperbole - what's your point? It's a style of writing I used to express a point strongly and vividly. You may think think those slippery snake USB connectors are 'serious' problems along with the OP but I think they are laughable in the scheme of reported TBMBP issues. That's all.

    Feel free to disagree as it is indeed the internet!
     

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