USB C Port seems to be getting loose

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  1. macmannate macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    New MacBook Pro, the main usb c port I use a lot has had about 20 disconnects and reconnects seems awfully loose and easy to plug in / remove cables now where the rest that used a lot is a lot tighter and try unplug moves the laptop... Any one got this issue? connectors just pop out of this one.
     
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Don't have that issue, but I'm pretty careful about how I plug in and out. I have noticed the ports get looser with use. Probably time for a trip to the Apple Store.
     
  3. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I think I explained it wrong does not just pop out, I don't have to hold laptop down no more.. Still clicks in when plugged in. Yours heaps easier to plug and unplug then when you first opened it.
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Yes, easier to plug and unplug. Still takes a firm grip, though.
     
  5. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh I have to still have to pull on it obviously just not as tight as the other ones and this is with the charger cable with other cables seems tighter maybe charger cable and that socket have warn together?

    Nothing to worry about?.
     
  6. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes a problem. The USB-C port is rated at as many connect/disconnect cycles as previous USB ports.
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If you are concerned about the port that you use for power, then why not use a different port?
    You have four ports on the 15-inch tMBPro, so you can move the power connector to a different port each time you plug in (or change each week, or each month, etc)
     
  8. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    same issues with dongles and external bump It now disconnects
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I wouldn't use a dongle for power, either.
    Is that correct that the issue is only with the power cable?
    Do you get a better connection (without a dongle) when you plug in power to another port on your MBPro?
     
  10. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's the same port with issues from My HDMI dongle, my Gigabit network and External drive the port is a bit touchy and looked in it and looks same as rest.. Im confused.. All my equipment external drives and all are USB C.

    She booked into be looked at on Saturday.. (I hate Apple Store Trips) Most geniuses ain't the full dollar.
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I'm not the "full dollar", either. I do it for 59¢ :D
    Hopefully, the "genius" will call this a hardware defect, and give you some service options for warranty repair.
     
  12. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    HAHA, these space grey seem to scratch easy also :(
     

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