Originally Posted by TheMatrix
I am no longer debating barrel vs. 4 pin connectors. I'm arguing the foolishness of placing a round metallic object within .5" of the intended location of a male plug, specifically on the back.
While I cannot personally speak for all users here, I for one would not hold your erred judgement against you. We all (yes, even actuaries on rare occasion) are prone to such. Better to admit the mistake (which is precisely what this issue was), learn from the experience, and emerge as a hopefully wiser and more aware user as a result.
In any event, I wish you much luck with your new purchase, and hope this is the last of the issues you face (regardless of fault) should you decide to keep it.