Faulty USB ports

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Leevkw, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Leevkw macrumors newbie

    Leevkw

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    Does anybody else find that the USB ports on all Macbook's often become faulty after a couple years? Even the slightest touch of my external hard drive will disconnect the device. And, the same thing happened on my old macbook.

    Is this another case of planned obsolescence from the guys and girls of Apple?
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

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  3. Schranke macrumors 6502a

    Schranke

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    Are you sure it is not your external harddrive?
    I have never experienced a faulty USB on a Mac in my support circle which stretch back to machines from 2011. I do however have an external harddrive (Lacie) which have a faulty connection on its side, so the slightest touch disconnect it.
     
  4. leman macrumors G3

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    I don’t think I’ve experienced any USB port failure on any of the ~80 of Macs I was responsible for over the last couple of years.
     
  5. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    Mine have not failed starting with a 2010 15" i5 to a 2015 Air.
     
  6. Leevkw thread starter macrumors newbie

    Leevkw

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    Well, I guess it's just my bad luck! This def happened with my last Macbook (on multiple devices) and is now happening again on anything I plug in the left USB (the right one can't even be used without the device immediately force ejecting).


    Thanks for your replies
     
  7. Schranke macrumors 6502a

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    what kind of devices do you use?
     
  8. jerryk macrumors 68040

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  9. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    OP:
    What year is the MacBook?
    What kind of devices are you connecting to it?
     

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