Checking a connector is very easy to do. For those who do not know what a connector is, it is a wire with metal pieces that plugs into the computer and media device.These steps below will help you know if your connector is broken and what to do if it happens.
1. Checking the connector metal pieces:
Move the metal pieces on both ends slightly. If it's not moving and you don't see any pieces moving that's a good sign and it still works.If you do see it moving, that means it's damage and does not work, so you need a new connector or need to have it fixed.
2.Checking the wire
Run your index finger and thumb along the wire cover, the thing covering the wires. You have to feel for bumps or open slits(cuts) in the covering.
3. What does the bumps and wires mean if they are bumpy, wires comes out, or open slits:
If there is too many bumps,it may be a sign that a wire will be coming out of the cover. If you see wires sticking out, carefully put the connector in another bag,or wrap it up in something that is not flammable, to be thrown out. Also if the the wires are sticking out and smoking, get something that is not flammable to wrap it up in and carefully put in a bag to be thrown out because you do not want to get burnt or have a fire. If there is just very little bumps, that is fine, it just means you had your connector wrapped up or folded up and it works. If you find open slits, you need to get a new connector or the wires will come out.
4. Solutions and recommended answers:
If all that above happens, I would recommend seeing the official website for the device for a new connector or asking a computer tech person to fix the connector (if they know how).