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January 9, 2012 7:08 AM Subscribe
How can I protect the USB ports of my device?
posted by mhz to computers & internet (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm working with expensive devices. These expensive devices have USB ports on the main board. The USB ports are easily damaged when the USB cable is tripped over. These main board cost a lot of money to replace.
Right now my solution is to tape the cable to the machine with a little bit of slack and hope that any pressure only tears the tape off, but leaves the USB port intact. Ideally I'd replace this with something else (permanent adhesive is ok), which introduces some sort of slack in the cable at the device end, but doesn't use plain old tape.
Does something like this exist?