Thunderbolt Connector Flakey MBPr

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MBPRfish, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. MBPRfish, Mar 29, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2014

    MBPRfish macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2014
    Does anyone else find that the Thunderbolt connector on the MBPr is flakey? If I so much as breath on my connector, my external TB hard drives, monitors, and other peripherals drop. I found the Kanex cables fit a little tighter than Apple cables and put less stress on the connection because they were softer. Still, though using TB devices while the MBPr is on my lap is a non-starter.

    Why couldn't they have stuck a magnet in the TB connector like they did for the powermag? If there were some kind of clip that held it on, that would be great. Any suggestions on solutions would be greatly appreciated.

    I'm using a mid-2012 MBPr.
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    If it is that bad then bring it to the Genius Bar. Shoving larger cables in there will only make the problem worse in the future.

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