Loose USB-C port

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmelgar, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. dmelgar macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    When I first bought my 2016 MBP, the USB-C ports were very tight. Inserting the power cord or the USB-C hub I have were quite snug.

    After using it a few weeks, its the opposite. Its now very easy to insert and remove the cable from the port.

    I'm worried that its only been a few weeks. If it keeps much looser it will fall out without much effort or making a bad contact. Now there's lots going through a single port, HDMI, USB-A devices, power. If it loses contact for an instant it could be bad.

    Has anyone experienced issues with the port being too loose?
  2. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    I find mine to go in quite easily with a satisfying snap at the end. When snapped the connectors stay put. Some do need a bit of a hard tug to unplug. Do yours still snap into place?
  3. drxcm macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2010
    mine is still as tight as the other ports - been charging daily since it arrived a few weeks ago..
  4. Don MC macrumors member

    Don MC

    Nov 25, 2010
    Surely they've engineered the connection so that it's the cable end and not the computer end that in time gets worn out? If not, terrible engineering.
  5. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    AFAIK every port is rated for a set number of insertions and removals...I forget the exact number but it is many thousands of times per port...something like 10,000+ times.
  6. dmelgar thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    It still does snap into place. Maybe its really an issue with the hub's connector. We'll see how it fares over the next couple of weeks.
  7. Blackvibes macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2014
    This is called MagSafe 3.0. Even if you trip over the cable, you don't take the Macbook along with you.

    Don't worry.
  8. noi747 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    I second this, Cable goes left, MBP goes right, You go straight, Desk stands still.

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