Could the DVI be damaged after some years of use?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FreqFlyer, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. FreqFlyer macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2007

    I'm planning to buy a new MacBook Pro in a couple of months, but I was thinking just to ask one question first.

    The plan is to (of course) to use it as a laptop during travels, but as a "desktop" at home. Therefore, I was thinking to plug in an external monitor via the DVI. But, after having used this setup for some years, won't the DVI-plug be broken/damaged after some time? The cable is going in, out, in, out... or maybe this will not be a problem?
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    No more than any other port - USB etc. Ultimately it depends on how careful you are with it. I recently sold a Powerbook G4 667 which had been used that way for years - the DVI port still worked perfectly.
  3. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    I'm sure if you are not careful taking it in and out it will become damaged over time. Pretty much anything can be damaged after years of use/abuse. I would imagine the DVI adapter may be more the hardest hit since it had metal "prongs" that can be bent. Luckily that is easily replaceable, unlike the port on the MBP.

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