Thunderbolt ports too loose

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

  1. KlytusLord macrumors regular

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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

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    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

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  5. beefcoder macrumors newbie

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    Great idea.
     

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