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Reduce pressure on laptop power cord connectors
Authored by: zarqman on Dec 13, '06 08:14:55PM

for what it's worth--in my experience the problem with the connector doesn't develop from having it plugged into the laptop; it develops from wrapping up the cord onto the square brick.

i think wrapping up the cord as tightly as using the two flip-out anchors requires causes the plastic casing for the cord to pull away from the connector and over a period of months eventually pulls out.

on my current powerbook, which is just shy of 2 years old, i have never wound it up and instead just gather the cord up loosely and throw the whole mess in my backpack. granted, it's no longer nice and neat; but, so far, there is no evidence of the cord pulling away from the connector. i suspect a baggy-tie or velcro cable tie would make it more organized without putting unnecessary pressure on the connector.

of course, if apple would fix the design, we wouldn't be having this discussion. hopefully one day they'll get to it.

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