• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    Needed to buy 2 chargers within 3 months!!!! And these are so expensive! !!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's adapters don't last

    Previously I had a 15 inch 2008 Macbook Pro. It had a T-shaped MagSafe adapter, very good quality, didn't break in three years. Then I had a 15 inch 2011 Macbook Pro which had an L-shaped MagSafe adapter that broke four times in four years. The wire simply breaks from the joint. Now I have a 13 inch 2012 MacBook Pro which has this 60W L-shaped MagSafe adapter that has broken after one and a half years.

    Buying a $100 adapter every time is very expensive. Apple needs to do something about this problem.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same problem year after year. Please fix this Apple!!!!

    If you've read all the other one star reviews, then you'll know what I'm going to say. Yet another frayed cable at the plug end. Another £65. Everyone is sick of having to fork out for another charger that won't last.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed too soon.

    Received this style charger with the purchase of my Macbook Pro a little over two years ago (February 2014). Around February of this year (2016) I noticed the part of the cord near the cube began fraying, so I used a little bit of electrical tape to repair it, and for the past four months (it is now June of 2016) my repair worked flawlessly, until today. Today it is cutting in and out of connectivity, and my attempt to re-repair with new electrical tape only helped a little bit. I am a lot more meticulous about how I store the cord when not in use now compared to when I first got it, making sure to wrap it up without putting any tension on the frayed part. The cord is just very brittle and prone to splitting/fraying if you are not meticulous about caring for it. My girlfriend still has the old style ("T" style) charger and, treated the same way (if not, worse) than I treat my cord, her's is in excellent condition still, and she has had it since 2009. Her cord does seem a little more flexible than mine; mine is noticeably more rigid. I really wish Apple would put more effort into fixing this problem, seeing as how this appears to be a very common issue.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, flimsy, prone to breakage.

    About to purchase my third one in three years. Apple, I love most of your products, but get this together. You are a multi-billion dollar company, and frankly, it is a travesty that you are charging seventy dollars for a POS product that probably cost you less than twenty bucks to make. You are better than this.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two in Six Months

    I've had two of these break in six months; that longevity is ridiculous to begin with, but even more so given how absurdly expensive these chargers are. When I get around to buying another one, I will have spent enough money on these chargers to buy a cheap laptop; come on, Apple, I believe in your ability to make chargers that don't break this quickly.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Delicate

    My charger for my mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro only works sometimes when it's plugged in. Though to myself "hey I'll just order another one"... but at 100 bucks for a cord looks like I'll just deal with this one and by a pc when I need to. This is ridiculous, I was expecting to pay 40-50 bucks at most for a cord (cause you know it is an apple cord). I'm done with this company. Good luck on your next quarter with these overpriced horribly built products.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting and disconnecting the charger to make my Mac turn on.

    I own a MacBook (Early 2008 - MB404LL/A) and its 60W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector since a couple of years ago started to present problems to charge the battery — and because of that, the battery doesn't charge anymore. Ok, no battery. Then, I had to deal with using my MacBook as a desktop, and more recently, it's starting to get really hard to turn the laptop on. To make it work, I have to connect and disconnect the charger from the DC power jack socket until the green light turns on. At that light, should I say, it's also starting to present problem too. I'm so (bad word here) that a new 60W MagSafe power adapter costs so much money (US$79 plus taxes) that it's preferable let it the way it is.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No good value.

    For this price id like a personal message from Tim saying sorry. A blown fuse I can handle but when it stops working at a gig with no way of fixing its a sad situation. This has never happened to any of my other laptops. For this price you expect quality materials. Shielded cable to prevent tearing inside.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs update

    This is my second charger. The one my Macbook Pro came with in 2011 was perfect up until a few months ago. I had to finally purchase a new one after 5 years. The new one I have already has issues and keeps loosing connection. After paying $79, you'd think it would last just as long as the first one that I had! Apple needs to find out what has changed and fix it fast!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, Why, why

    Same with everyone else. Ordering my 3 charger. Would order from Amazon and eBay but great knockoffs. Design is flawed. The skinny wire started to pull away from the unit and eventually stopped working due to exposed wires. Contemplating whether to wrap some electrical tape around the new one when I get it.

    There are two many one starts on this Apple.........

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off

    Breaks easily and is ridiculously expensive to replace. $130 for a power cable.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caught on fire!

    The cable frayed near the box. Plugged it in, turn around and saw that sparks were flying off it, whenever I moved it would get worse, smoking and emitting little bursts of flames. Had to get someone else to run in and unplug it for me. Could easily have set the house on fire.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power supply cord for MacBook Pro

    I've replaced 3 of these adapters since buying my MacBook early 2011. I now need a fourth. I was searching here to find out if I was the only one with this problem. Clearly not. So I add my voice to the multitudes of unhappy MacBook users with frayed cords (and tempers.) Please Apple, why on earth can you not design a sturdier set up for a power supply? I'm good at storing adapters, appliance cords etc, this is the only one that breaks down.
    There should be a recall. Or, you should make replacements MUCH cheaper than $79. And you need to create a better design.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful

    We had two c.2008 MacBook Pros. Both chargers were still going strong seven years on when the machines were retired after trooping all around the world with them. Our 2015 Mac Book Pro's new charger died within a few months. Then again a year later. Apple may as well add $500 to the cost of a new laptop and throw in free chargers for the first five years you own it. It would have annoyed me far less than having to spend money I wasn't expecting to, both times at a critical point in my work.

    Is this change for change's sake, or just built in obsolescence? Either way I'm furious. Fix this now! (And give us all free chargers.)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am not pleased at all.

    It's absurd that these should die out so quickly. I am sure this planned obsolescence is intentional. They know that you will be stuck with forking over $80 every year or so, or if you're the impulsive type that you will upgrade to another laptop. This is unfair bordering on fraudulent. There is no reason why this company cannot make a power adapter that will last the life of the computer. Shameful.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish and dangerous as well

    I love Apple computers but this is the third genuine Apple power cable I've been through in a three year period for the same Macbook Pro (I'm now on to my 4th cable). The first two waited until just outside the warranty period and then just died inexplicably. This last one I bought from Apple just over 12 months ago (once again, just outside warranty). Last night it started smoking and when I pulled it out of the socket I discovered that one of the plug pins had burnt clean through and melted into the socket. Clearly made from very low quality metal. Annoyed that I'm limited to awarding this product one whole star.

    Don't buy these trashy cables. If you're going to die screaming in a house fire you may as well not pay A$129 for the privilege. Get an ebay knock-off instead. The house fire may still happen of course, but at least you'll have left a little extra to your kids.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flawed design

    These are terrible products which frequently break. Bending of the power cord during normal use and transport results in broken wires after a year or two. Come on, Apple!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Rubbish

    Now need a third charger after both former chargers have frayed and both ends and the inner wires become exposed.
    Looks like its overheating too as definite signs of brown/scorching where the cable has split. Bad design and utter rubbish for a £1000 laptop.
    Sort it out Apple

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I simply don't understand

    I know how to take care of cables. Yet magsafe keeps breaking at the point where you can obviously see how the contact point is way to weak to handle the pressure simply by the cable's weight. Now mater how carefully I try to manage the pressure by careful placement and never putting stress on the contact point, it keeps fraying and forcing me into the market of new magsafe to set me back at another €79.

    I feel laughed at by Apple.

    26 of 26 people found this useful