Thunderbolt ports too loose

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by KlytusLord, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. KlytusLord macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2011
    Hi, everyone,

    Does anyone have any tips/tricks or know of a third-party gadget that can help "tighten" the thunderbolt connectors on the new Mac Pro?

    Mine has 3 Thunderbolt displays attached, along with a couple of Thunderbolt drives, and the slightest touch wiggles the connectors, causing all sorts of glitches, like the warning about unplugging a drive, and having one of my displays go black.

    I've looked around for a "lock" that could be installed over the Mac Pro chassis to keep the plugs from moving and coming loose, but no luck so far.

  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    Sonnet includes such lock with their xMac Server, but I didn't see any standalone solution so far.
  3. CH12671 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2013
    Southern US
    I use a small pair of pliers to gently squeeze the connectors before I plug them in. They are all tight, and I have had none fall out, nor have I ruined any. Obviously I'm squeezing the dongle, not sticking pliers or any other tool near my mac pro.
  4. KlytusLord thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2011
  5. beefcoder macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    Behind you.
    Great idea.

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