How to keep laptop cord from falling off desk?

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  1. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

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    So I have a fairly simply desk, and the only thing on it is a lamp and my MBP. The charger sits on the floor and the card always seems to fall to the floor. I can't imagine I'm the only one with this problem. Anyone have some good solutions?
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    I use a coaster. I put it on the cord when I take my MB out of the room.
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    Fix a screw-eye into the edge of the desk and open it up just enough with pliers to slip the cord into it. If you get the right size of eye, the plug will not fall through.

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  4. STSNorthstar macrumors regular

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    I have a magnet on my desk's surface held on with double stick tape. The magsafe connector sits on it flawlessly.
     
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  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You'd need quite a thin edge to use those binder clips!

    The products designed specifically for cord management get my vote. But, if you don't want to stick something to the desk, use a flat paper weight, like a small (but heavy) floor tile.
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    Depends on the size of binder clip that you use. You can buy ones that are wide enough to fit on a desk edge.
     
  8. RudyGrow macrumors regular

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    I put a knot 6 inches from end. Then again, it's against the wall...
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Knotting cords isn't a good idea.
     
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  12. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Checking Staples.com, they come large enough for a 1" capacity, so they'd work for a desk up to an inch thick, I imagine.
     
  13. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yabut, the bigger the "throat" the bigger the lever, and thus the chance of a small cord slipping out increases.
     
  14. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I rest the cable under my lamp which works perfectly.
     
  15. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    could just have this.
     

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