• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spring not working, little smoke came out charging point

    out of four pins, spring of outer 2 pins not working, so those two pins are little indented inwards, its very tough to charge with it now, few days back little smoke came out of charging point on laptop.
    I don't know what to do.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i literally need to replace my charger every 6 month...

    bought my macbook in 2011 and i have replaced the chargers for 3 times. this will be the fourth time me spending 80 dollars to buy a replacement charger. come on apple!!! i dont mean to criticize, but 4 chargers in less than 3 years is ridiculous. not to mention, it costs 80 bucks each.
    apple really needs to rethink the design of these chargers.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke. Frayed END. Low quality.

    The electrical cord near the computer end frayed. The wire split open. Low quality. I had to wrap it in electrical tape. Amazing Apple would sell something of such low quality. Destroys their reputation. Don't they get it? Obviously ZERO quality control.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Magsafe design patently defective

    Dear Apple, are you listening to your users? Because after living with your new Magsafe design for the past three years and looking at the hundreds of bad reviews received for the latest Magsafe in that time, one can only wonder if you are. As we all know, Apple designs are legendary in simplicity and effectiveness. Sadly not so for the L-shape magsafe. This design has two critical flaws;

    1. The L-shape arrangement means the cord constantly flexes sharply, wearing out the insulation and ultimately causing a short and failure of the whole power supply. Thus is the manner in which I recently lost my Macbook pro's Magsafe.

    2. The L-shape, because of the shear forces involved, does not achieve what it's supposed to do, namely release instantly if someone trips over the cord. Thus is the manner in which my Macbook has just been pulled off the desk onto the floor, prompting me to write this review. The old T-shape design achieved this release perfectly. Why change a winning team?

    At $93 a pop, buying new Magsafe adaptors every two or three years is not much fun. Meanwhile my 7 year old T-magsafe from my first Macbook continues to work perfectly.

    Otherwise a happy Mac fan as always.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i would have given 0 stars.

    70 Euros for a charger with a cable that breaks after a few months? Really? Fix this. Really.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, why?

    I've went through so many chargers in my Macbook's short existence. I treat my devices with the care you would expect from someone who travels a lot. These chargers should be made to last more than a few months without shorting out or breaking on the ends. For an $80 charger it would be expected, wouldn't it?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    Like so many others, I'm on to my third power adapter. I won't be buying another macbook unless and until Apple improve this product. I don't even move my macbook around much (and never use it for travel), so fatigue due to repeated movement is absurd. I'm surprised a class action hasn't been brought against Apple for this shoddy product. I love my macbook but this repeated failure in a fundamental component is insane.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    The cable has frayed after just four months, which is ridiculous. These are meant to be flexed and yet somehow just wrapping the cable up has destroyed the coating in 3 places. And because the cable is attached to the adapter I will have to replace the entire thing for $80 just because of failure of a part that costs no more than $3. I thought I was unique in my problems, but after reading the reviews for this it is obvious that I am not alone.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not durable

    My mac is about 4 years old and this is my 3rd charger. The cord disintegrates through normal use. I don't even move my charger cable around much and it always goes bad. Apple really need to forget having a so called elegant looking thin cord and get a thicker more durable one. For saying how much the macbook pro itself cost and then to get replacement things like chargers £65 is bad. These chargers should really be no more the £20 as you have to keep replacing them. All apple chargers in my house do not stand the test of time.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    Just like everyone else's, the cable has frayed and become almost useless.

    The design has been like this for some time, so why has Apple not redesigned this. Clearly this is an inherent problem. Given all the negative feedback they should realise they need to address this.

    This is a lot of money to spend on something that should not had arisen.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always broken.

    It's my third adapter and it's always broken.

    I'm won't buy another mac if it doesn't change.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would ve given it a zero star if that rating was available

    Have been through 2 chargers in 14 months as it keeps breaking where it connects to the transformer. I am having to get a third charger and my saving grace is that i paid for 3 yrs extended warranty when i bought my MBP from Argos otherwise i would have been in deep trouble. The replacement cost is eye watery and i am dreading when my warranty expires how i'm going to fork out £65 for a useless and over priced charger!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple macbook pro power adapter is a ripoff

    I had to replace 3 mac book pro power adapters in 3 months. I am really disapointed with apple, just because the power adapters are really expensive. Is not understandable why apple is not capable to do a power adapter with quality and, is not also understandable, why are so expensive...This is a ripoff!!!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add $200 a year to your MacBook Purchase

    Wow! This is my 5th MagSafe charger purchase
    In 3 years. My MacBook rarely leaves my home
    Office yet the cord always breaks away from the base
    Of the charger. This problem seems unreasonable
    At $80. To fix. The little MacBook 13.3 is a Fabulous little
    Notebook- but, because of the charger issue I no longer feel
    The computer is worth the headaches.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was all peachy until my charger melted :(

    I have the Late 2011 MacBook Pro and it is great but the charger had always been a little wonky. Last night I noticed my computer wasn't charging I went to unplug it and realize that the entire wire that connects the charging brick to the computer had melted severing the wire. I would expect a little more in terms of quality for the premium Apple customers pay, I am definitely disappointed.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    For a charger that is priced this high it is extremely low quality. The rubber casing eventually disintegrates and eposes the internal wiring for the cord. If this exposed cord does not electrocute you first it will eventually become separated and stop working entirely. All the while apple will try their best not to replace the charger until it completely stops working, and by then your warranty will be up and you will have to pay for a new charger.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger doesn't last...in serious need of redesign:(

    First of all I love apple products EXCEPT this power cord! I have had my 13in Mac book pro since September 2010 and up until now I have had to rebuy this charger 3 times and guess what today my newest charger didn't even last me a year... It's time for my 4th I repeat FOURTH charger! This is ridiculous I refuse to buy another one that won't even last me a year again. $80.00 plus tax not worth it! I expect amazing quality with apple but this is not cutting it!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Fail! Very Frustrating!

    Over the last 7 years my wife and I have bought 3 macbooks. With each computer I had to purchse a new charger within a year of purchase and now my charger is dead for my macbook pro retina. This is ridiculous! I will not buy another laptop from Apple until they change this or until they give free replacements! I am a huge apple fan but this just should not happen.

    Apple needs to replace these bad cords!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adaptor

    I am sooooooo angry! I am out the door to buy my fourth charger in 4 years!!!!!! 4X80 Apple!!!!!!! Not cool. Not cool at all. I have a very old iPod and it still works. I have my iPhone and it still works. Why can't my laptop charger be very old and still work???? You guys should seriously consider giving us something in return, for being such idiots and keep buying these very expensive and not good quality power chargers.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    As with everyone else, the DC cord has a force loading on the adaptor side, the cable isn't of sufficient resistance to fatigue and it broke, resulting in broken cable and no laptop right when work was needed.

    Bad design flaw could be easily resolved by better cable insulation or a longer thicker tapered junction into the houseing so there isn't such an acute bend there.. surprising from apple... Terrible product