Product Review: How to Secure Laptop & Notebook Power Ports and Prevent Damage
This guide is not about repairing a laptop or notebook, but about preventing these precious devices from a certain kind of damage. Actually it is a product review of the JerkStopper laptop power cord retention device.
The JerkStopper is a small plastic plug, which comes in three flavors. There are three different plugs which may be placed either into the ethernet port, the modem port or one of the USB ports. Once attached to a port you can slip the power cord through the hole of the JerkStopper plug. The JerkStopper provides a retention for the power cord and prevents it from being accidentally ripped off, which may cause severe damage to the power port. It's a cheap and good means to prevent expensive and difficult repairs.
Tips and Tricks
Tip 1: to attach the JerkStopper plug use a port you will probably never use. Usually this is the modem port in these days.
Tip 2: you may consider to secure the power cord a second time for example by wrapping it around a table-leg.
Just in case the damage has happened already and you have encountered a broken power port, here are some repair guides for laptop and notebook power supplies as well as power ports.