• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off

    Apple represents high quality design for a high price. I don't mind paying a high price if its fair, but this is the second charger i've had in 2 years. Wear and tear around the cable wear it connects to the transformer. Happened to many of my friends too. Sort it out Apple

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is garbage

    I have been through 3 of these in the last 3 years. I wrap it up exactly like the guy in the store showed me to minimize wear. Unless you leave this thing stationary it will break.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovate This

    Apple.

    Do better.

    It's great you're focusing on better iMacs/iPads/iPhones, etc. but please change this. Focus on this. Please.

    I have to buy my FOURTH charger soon.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing replacement after 3.5 years

    Had my MacBook charger that came with my MacBook fir 3.5 years and it just broke now. People stop complaining about there products when it's your fault for breaking them and not taking care of them.

    3 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fatigues quickly

    Stress on the wire will mean that this charger breaks, and when it breaks it is pretty dangerous (exposed wires and sparks a lot). The fact that companies are now producing and selling silicone seals to protect that part of the charger shows that it is a common fault, as alluded to by the orevious reviewers. That said, it worked for me for 3 years before giving up, but once the lead started showing signs of stress it quickly degraded to the point where it was dangerous to use and it eventually gave up. For a charger that costs over £50 to replace, this isn't really acceptable in my view.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awful

    Seems to be unable to manage travelling and normal day to day home use. The plastic wears off on the cable and subsequently the whole thing stops working. I have a four-year old MacBook Pro and I've had to replace this twice in that time. Tempted to move back to PCs.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe L connector burnt out

    The L shaped connectpr has fused and burned out. Adapter is pretty new, maybe 18 months old. 65 quid to replace. Would give zero stars out of five if that were possible..

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just paid the annual Apple tax

    In 4 years this is now the 3rd power adapter. When this Macbook dies i will not buy another Apple product to replace it. This adapter does not last. It breaks and after a while wigggling of the cord does not match the image of a good quality product that we are paying a premium price for.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Apple, BUT I HATE THEIR CHARGERS.

    In terms of computers and electronics Apple is top dog, but I can't handle the frailness of their chargers!

    I have bought chargers three times in the past year for all my apple devices (Apple iPhone, Apple Tablet, and Apple Macbook Pro) . It's expensive for no reason and the quality of the rubber covering and metal underneath are damaged too easily.
    Apple really needs to do something differently going forward with their designs because if not I will have to invest my money elsewhere.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd power adapter in 4 1/2 years

    The charging function has always worked great, but the cord from the brick to the MacBook seems weak and the rubber sheathing frays. The first replacement was done under AppleCare when the MacBook was about 2 years old. Now, 2 1/2 years later, it's happened again. This adapter sits at home, I don't wrap the cord around the little handles, I always disconnect it by grabbing the MagSafe connector, yet the fraying just happened. I take care of my stuff, and I think Apple made a mistake here with either design or materials.

    I'm not going to quibble - $79 over 4 1/2 years isn't a big deal - but based on the distribution of the ratings of these reviews, I'd say there's a problem that Apple needs to address.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sit on it if it doesn't charge!

    This trick works for my 45W adapter that came with my MacBook Air.

    If you try to charge but it doesn't charge or light up, you can unplug the charger from the outlet (you don't need to unplug it from your computer) and LITERALLY SIT on the charger for a couple of minutes and then try charging again.

    This method has kept me from buying a new charger for over two years since it "broke'! works 100% of the time for me when it refuses to charge.

    So, if you think your charger is broken, give this tip a try. You'll save some $$$

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is GARBAGE

    Worst design!! Cord is breaking AGAIN!!! If Apple can't get a better design soon, then I'm done.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire Hazard!!

    I couple weeks ago I noticed a burning smell. After getting up several times and scoping out the house, I finaly realized that it was my charger. The wires had frayed and were melting the plastic around them. I can still get my computer to charge a little (out of sheer desperation) by pushing the wiring together, but it is so dangerous that I cannot leave it unsupervised. The white plastic around the wires is melted and brown in color. So dangerous and poorly designed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy my fourth...

    This is a cheaply made laptop charger. I take good care of my chargers, yet somehow they all have stopped working on me and I am now about to buy my 4th charger. This is ridiculous. This is obviously planned obsolescence from the company. It's really too bad I love your operating systems.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How Can Such a Vital Yet Consistently Failing Accessory Go Unfixed?

    How many of these poor reviews need to be written by loyal customers? My adaptor almost burned my house down. Not kidding. Smoke and sparks. And I have to cough up $80 on the exact same piece of equipment? That's not just uncool, it's scary.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go with the T-plug, not the L-plug

    If you need a replacement power adapter try to get the T-plug, NOT the L-plug. The latter is poorly designed, not product-tested and was foisted on the buying public with disdain and arrogance. The L-plug frays at the connection to the computer portal after several month's usage. If you are unfortunate enough to have an L-plug, be sure to reinforce it with electrical tape so that the connection cannot bend. FOR SHAME APPLE. STEVE JOBS IS TURNING OVER IN HIS GRAVE THAT YOU DESIGNED SUCH A PIECE OF JUNK.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Im on fire!

    YES APPLE YOUR POWER CORDS ARE RUBBISH! We all wanna love Apple but make it a bit easier by fixing stuff that's rubbish. Your cord material is RUBBISH. I've never had this problem with cheap cord on cheap stuff. Why with expensive cords on expensive Apple products? IPhone, Macbook, iPad..same squishy rubber cord that does not last and is susceptible to damage during normal use. Listen to your fans Apple. Unless you have a major share in the squishy cord factory, find something that works.

    Today I burned myself on the little L connector (again) only to realize that sometime overnight the squishy rubber cord had failed miserably and the wires were hanging out.

    MAGSAFE power supply works well, safety cutoff is a great feature, gets hot, yes, but its a tiny cute 60W box so its gonna get hot.

    Power cord material ...RUBBISH.

    Bought a 60w $25 copy, works well, no squishy cord.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately, an ongoing weak point

    Mine is failing at both ends: first at the L shaped plug and second at the power adapter end. This continues to be a weak point on the Mac that Apple needs to figure out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing ever invented.

    I've had my macbook pro for 3 years now and have spent £110 on repairing the fan and replacing broken hard drive cables. Also I'm on my 7th power Adapters... thats £360 spent on replacing chargers for my laptop. thats almost £500!!! in total.

    How they broke
    1st- the end that plugs into my laptop melting off.
    2nd- the same end only worked at an angle until eventually it gave up
    3rd- cable near the plug burnt away
    4th- Same thing happened
    5th -same thing!!
    6th - same thing but this time it would spray sparks like a firework sparkler. Great hazard for the kids in the lounge
    7th- Now bought a copy on amazon. Lasted the longest so far, currently using it but can see a pink mark on the cable from wear it is starting to burn.

    Refuse to buy a new one.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design, breaks every 10 months.

    Now I wonder who designed this because they should definitely be fired. I have gone through 5 chargers already, each stopped working because of the same problem: Where the cord and Power Adapter meet, the area is so weak that the cord starts to split and if you use the 'flaps' that are attached you are only weakening that area even more. The laptop used is for my college and it is basically my life- filled with documents and projects for class. With each time the power cord breaks I have to go all the way out to the Apple store and burn $80 dollars on a replacement. I already have to pay university books and tuition. My $400 phones charger still works after 6 years, why shouldn't my $1200 laptops charger last for that long?

    15 of 15 people found this useful