How snug should iPad dock connector be?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DarrellW, May 4, 2010.

  1. DarrellW

    DarrellW New Member

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    When I first inserted the sync cable, my new iPad 3G the dock connector was very tight and snug, no movement whatsoever.
    However over the past four days the connector tightness seems to be a bit less. I noticed it more tonight when I picked up my iPad and felt a light tug and realized it was still attached to the charging cable, I quickly inspected it to ensure I didnt damage anything and noticed the connection between the device and the cord seemed ever so slightly "wobbly"

    When I plug in the cable it doesn't feel loose per se, doesn't move side to side, or fall out, but rather flexes slightly front to back of the device. Doing this doesn't break charging or sync connection, doesn't seem to have any adverse effects.

    My iPod Touch has the same slight front-to-back flex of the sync cable when attached, but it's been plugged in every night to charge, and every day into the car dock multiple times for well over a year, so I would expect the connectors to be slightly worn.
    I have inspected the inside of the ports on both devices, even prodding them slightly with a small electronics probe, and everything seems tight and straight.

    1) Is it normal for this slight front-to-back flexibility? Are the connections not supposed to be tight and unmoving? (I have tried both devices on all 5 of my charge/syc cables including one that was brand new with the same results.)
    2) I see so many speaker systems and charging stations that seem to support the devices only by their docking ports, so exactly how sturdy are these dock connnectors? Are they not prone to bending/breakage?
  2. mohaas05

    mohaas05 New Member

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    Are you using the new cable? The older ones lock to the device but the new ones just pull out. Yes, they do seem to wiggle a bit in the connection, but I've never seen it drop.

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