• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord always Frays

    Apple need to pay attention to the longevity of their cords. I had to buy a new cord only 1,5-2 years ago and this new cord is already starting to fray at the adaptor. Small things like this have made me consider getting a Windows laptop as my wife who is a windows user has never had this issue.

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    Frequent Cable Fraying Not Covered By AppleCare

    Extremely frustrated with the very short life of these adaptors. We do not abuse them but, like all the others on this post, the cable frays prematurely where it connects to the charger brick rendering the whole thing useless.

    I wish Apple would use a detachable cable like the iPhone and iPad so when the cable breaks you just replace a $2 cable rather than a $93 (with taxes) adaptor. I also wish this was covered under AppleCare.

    The only explanation I could propose is that this is a revenue generator for Apple. $1000 computer. New $93 adaptor every couple of years.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes me feel like an idiot for buying Apple

    I love MBPs. Sure they're pricey but they rock if you're a developer. Power, battery life, unix OS, nice interface, lots of apps, ... They're worth the money.

    These power leads on the other hand are the worst and the most expensive I have seen. The outer insulating material shreds. First time I thought I was doing it wrong. Second lead I was careful so surprised when it happened again. Third time I had treated it like a fragile bird I cared deeply about. Lasted less than a year. And now.. Now I feel like it some kind of idiot tax. It makes me want to swear. I would give it minus stars if I could. No other power lead has done this. Unless they change their material dramatically this WILL happen to the next one I but. And yes, finally it's making me think about getting a different make of machine altogether next time. I've got this off my chest and yet I still want to swear.

    Fix this Apple, or you will lose customers. For the safe of some plastic tubing FFS. Come on.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers burn out every 6 months or less

    Chargers burn out every 6 months or less. Horrible quality chargers. All of them.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Three MagSafe Power Adapters for one laptop.

    I've owned my MacBook Pro for over two years and have to had to replace the the MagSafe power adapter three times. The laptop is still in excellent condition, but the chargers are fragile and very expensive to replace. The chord frays too easily and one adapter just quit working.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Ridiculous. The cable at the end of the charger eventually frayed and all the wiring inside was then poking out, not safe and not good quality. Ridiculous that you spend £65 on a product that you can guarantee is going to break! Needs sorting out!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Fraying

    This is so frustrating and so expensive. Over the years (10+) I have had 3 MacBook pros and for each one, I had to buy replacement power adapters (6) because all frayed. Why? This has been happening for too long.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing AGAIN!!

    I will be on my fourth power cord, at least this one lasted longer than the others. They either short out or fray. I'm not rough with them, and try and be careful with how I store and transport both my computer and my charger, but I am often on the move and need to bring both with me.
    In addition to being poorly designed, the price to replace is outrageous, and seems to increase every time I need a new one. It now apparently costs $100 for just the charger.
    Come on Apple! You can do better than this!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying still a huge problem

    These adaptors still fray where the cord connects to the base. They're awful. I made up my mind last time that I would be very gentle with my adaptor and this wouldn't happen, but even though I babied it, it came apart. It's now frayed and crackles and pops-- this has to be a fire hazard, right?

    By contrast, I have very few broken conventional power supplies for other products I buy, including ones that come with extremely cheap feeling adaptors. Why does a $15 power supply last forever while Apple's $80 one lasts about a year?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I literally will not buy Apple computer products because of these cords. We (consumers) have got to do something so that they (Apple) hear us. NEVER APPLE!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These MagSafe Chords Fray And Crack

    My 85w chord for MacBook Pro frayed in several spots. I covered with electrical tape. Wasn't long before a 3rd of it was covered with tape. Finally stopped working. My chord for the MacBook Air is doing the same thing. $79.00 for a new one is a big expense. I urge Apple to stop making these low-quality chords. They should last for as long as you have the computer, at the very least.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality & design

    Crazy that a company that prides itself on cutting edge technology does not seem to care about the poor quality and design of this charger.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

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    Agreed - shoddy connector, engineering, and "solution"

    I just want to add my voice to the huge chorus of Macbook Pro users, amazed by the atypically poor construction and the lack of effort to solve the problem. Like other reviews I read - as I'm looking to buy the 3rd replacement for this otherwise wonderful piece of computer design - it's somewhere between annoying and pure disgusting to have to go through stages of electrical taping (until it's more zebra than wire in appearance) followed by intermittent connection and back to get another one. I agree strongly with the suggestion of making the certain-to-fail section of wire, from transformer to MagSafe connector, modular, like the rest of the unit, so that one slender piece of wire doesn't need to be replaced for $79 and more waste to some landfill full of used Apple connectors. Adding insult to injury, I'm reading in the ad how the connector is engineered for durability, bla bla. Seriously? False advertising in the face of so much overwhelming consumer feedback about shoddy construction and/or design. Just fix it, Apple! Or do computer users and long-time Mac fans just get thrown under the bus these days as all eyes are focused on cloud rental and iPhones? Please, remember your Mac users! Some response or sign that Apple listens to users as well as market reports would be lovely. Thanks, Apple. For others seeking a "review", read it from 1000 sources - this adapter is pathetic, but if you want to use the computer, you're stuck with it, apparently. Stock up on electrical tape, practice not moving at all, and set up a rainy-day fund to buy a new one every few months if you even slightly use this product in an ordinary, non-abusive manner. This is an epic fail in design, and an epic example of not hearing loyal customers' experience and feedback and pleas for a fix.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Adapter is Terrible

    I have owned my computer now for only 3 years, I have had to replace the adapter 4 times. FOUR. I currently have the fourth one wrapped with electrical tape in 3 locations and still have to wiggle it to connect at the base. It is enough of a problem that I don't think I will buy an apple laptop again. Fix the issue Apple! It is very obvious there is one. Zero stars.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate to be redundant but....

    I don't take my mac anywhere and I am very gentle with the cord and actually don't use it that much. But one day it just stopped working... no fraying looked perfectly good. Just wanted to add my two cents which unfortunately is not enough to pay for a new charger ($80 !!##)!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    Based on the reviews below, it appears that I was lucky. I purchased my MacBook Pro in January of 2011, and my cord is now falling apart. Despite the fact that I was extremely careful about taking care of the cord, it's fraying at the "brick", the same way as all my fellow reviewers have experienced. For the amount of money I spent on this product, I am extremely disappointed with its quality, and more disappointed that a replacement costs $80. I expected more from you, Apple.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break in the same 2 places.

    Ordering my 4 charger!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my charger

    My charger works perfect!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord

    The original I bought with the Mac frayed at the end that connects to the mac. I bought a replacement and it frayed in the exact same place.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

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    Surprise! Another dead charger.

    Really. Less than a year. No broken wires. Just dead.

    17 of 19 people found this useful