Flimsy power connector

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BlindMellon, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

    BlindMellon

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    Has anyone broke the very flimsy power connector on their iPad yet? For a $700 device, the connector on the iPad 2 is the flimsiest design I've ever seen. Fitting a connector on that small bevel is another example of design over function and it seems just a matter of time before it gets snapped off.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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  3. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    I actually agree with you. I don't like the feeling of the connector sticking out of the beveled edge.
     
  4. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Are you referring to the USB cable or the pins on the iPad itself? My USB cable has already become frayed near the dock connector end, and I know this was a defect on old iPhone cables as well (my 3GS USB cable frayed in a matter of 3 months).
     
  5. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    I think he's talking about the white rectangle that sticks out of the ipad when it's plugged in. It indeed feels flimsy and I worry about breaking it off in the iPad should something stupid happen to my device.
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    This is what's happened to mine already (about 3 months of use and no accidents at all), and I'd say it's probably the precursor to breaking off down the road:
    Photo on 2011-07-19 at 11.57.jpg
     
  7. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    That looks really bad. I'd def. bring it to the Apple store. They'd prob switch it out on the spot.
     
  8. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yeah, they replaced my 3gs cord 2 years ago without trouble. But I think I know what you're talking about now: the actual steel pin breaking off in the iPad right? I think that if something could do that, it would also probably damage the iPad a lot too. My bet is that the cord would just snap where mine is fraying otherwise. :/
     
  9. NebulaClash macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that picture shows what just happened to mine as well, though in my case it's been well over a year of use before it happened.
     

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