Thunderbolt monitor keeps pulling out

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CutmanCometh, May 5, 2016.

  1. CutmanCometh macrumors newbie

    CutmanCometh

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    #1
    I have a 27 Inch iMac with 2 monitors connected to it via thunderbolt.

    One is connected via HDMI cable -> HDMI/thunderbolt adapter.

    The other is connected via VGA cable -> VGA/thunderbolt adapter.

    The one using VGA -> thunderbolt keeps pulling itself out. It happens about once a day. That monitor will go black, I'll look in back and, sure enough, the thunderbolt adapter has pulled part way out of the port, enough that it loses the connection.

    Has anybody else experienced this? Does anybody have a "life-hack" or fix of some kind?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. imhereareyou macrumors regular

    imhereareyou

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
  3. CutmanCometh thread starter macrumors newbie

    CutmanCometh

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    #3
    LoL. I'm not super in favor of supergluing the thunderbolt adapter to the back of my computer.
     
  4. imhereareyou macrumors regular

    imhereareyou

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    #4
    MacGyver it then with some bubble gum. Where there is a will there is a way.
     
  5. cerberusss, May 5, 2016
    Last edited: May 5, 2016

    cerberusss macrumors 6502a

    cerberusss

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #5
    In my experience, the Thunderbolt 1/2 connector is not that great. In a brand new 15" rMBP, I found it sits a bit loose in one of the two connectors. Two of my colleagues found the same.

    A bit of duck (duct?) tape might be fine.
     

Share This Page