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how tight is the connection between the usb cable and the PB?

when the usb cable is connected into the PB, should it be tight or should it have some play to it? mine is not tight but not loose enough to disconnect.

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Re: how tight is the connection between the usb cable and the PB?

Mine sounds like yours. There is slight play, but definately in the connection.

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Re: how tight is the connection between the usb cable and the PB?

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I found there is a bit of play in the cable connection to the Playbook and to the Phone. This is normal. But, it should not lose connection.


I had one instance where the connection was lose on one of my Blackberry phones. I tried another charger. It turned out the connector on the charger wore out from a lot of use.  I bought a new charger, because the connector is not able to be serviced.


If you try another charger and the connection is still lose, then I would have the device serviced before it turns in to a bigger problem.


With any of these portible devices the connectors are tiny and delicate. Care in handling is important, or damge is easily done.


I like the large quick charger for the Playbook. It uses a magnetic connector with no pin petrusion. There is very little chance of having any damage unless the connector is strongly forced. I would have liked to see the phones done this way.



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Re: how tight is the connection between the usb cable and the PB?

there are magnet pad chargers for phones. powermat makes one.


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