How touch/reliable are the Thunderbolt ports on 2011 MBP's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djrobsd, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    I am not using Thunderbolt yet, but I am using the mini display port to DVI cable from Monoprice, and the Apple Mini Displayport to DVI adaptor at work.

    I plug and unplug this 4x a day, going back and forth from home to work with my machine. At home, I have my machine side ways in the BookArc pro holder so the adaptor cable hangs down the back of my computer.

    I'm wondering if this "hanging down" is putting pressure/stress on the port? It seems sometimes now when I come to work I have to reconnect the apple adaptor a few times before my secondary display works.... And now at home, i'm getting some flashing on and off of the display with the cable plugged in...

    Could be a bad cable, but since it's being flaky both at home and work I'm wondering if I have a connector that is coming loose.. Anyone else have issues with their mini DP connector?
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Sounds like you should be using that dock (can't recall who makes it off the top of my head) instead of the adapter and BookArc.

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