Charging Port

ghsNick

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So I've been having trouble plugging in the charger on my new iPad. The iPad 1 plugged in very easily (like my iPhone 4S and iPod Classic) but I'm noticing with the curve near the charging port it's a little harder to plug in sometimes.

I was just wondering how solid everything is because I would gate to create a problem (over time) from plugging it in and out.
 
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ghsNick

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Im looking into the charging port and realizing that the little prongs that stick off each side (of the charger) have scratched (very small) the inner walls to the charging port.

Is this normal?

I also realized the new chargers plug in more easily than the charger I got a couple years ago.
 

Stealthipad

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Yes those little prongs that stick out the side are to provide metal to metal friction to prevent the plug from falling out. Scratching is normal INSIDE the port.

Try to relax and enjoy your device.;)
 

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Stealthipad said:
Yes those little prongs that stick out the side are to provide metal to metal friction to prevent the plug from falling out. Scratching is normal INSIDE the port.

Try to relax and enjoy your device.;)
Ok thanks. Yeah it's a little on the outside since they stick out and you have to push it in. The thing I realized is the newer chargers seem to have more flexible prongs. I tried using my girlfriends old charger and I kind of had to shove it in since the prongs were stiffer.