• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd cord 5 years

    As stated... 3rd cord in 5 years. I am almost tempted to buy a second and keep one at work and one at home.
    Frayed ends, and the most recent one had to be retired when it started smoking...

    Outside of my Time Cap that only lasted 2.5 years... Macs have been really good to me. But the cord and the TC have killed me.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable frayed after 1 year of use

    Cable frayed and the adapter no longer works after 13 months or so. Apple needs to do something to make the cables less prone to failure.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling

    If I could give it zero stars I would. Very poorly designed strain relief which is prone to fail (see the other reviews). When it does, if you are in warranty you are ok (but will have to wait about a week for an appointment with a "genius" to get a replacement). If you are out of warranty, they MAY offer you a £50 replacement.

    Seriously Apple, this is the lowest rated of your products. It is unreliable and £70 for what amounts to an 18V power supply is simply outrageous. I have been an Apple user for almost 20 years and only recently things like this are beginning to make me rethink. Just sad really.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So Tired of This

    I keep having to buy charger after charger after charger. I'm very careful with them and leave the charger in one location because they are such delicate flowers and yet they still fray over time and quit working. Get it together, Apple.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Substandard.

    Just about to purchase my fourth Magsafe power supply, they've all failed at the connector end, even if the plastic sheath is not broken the braid inside has worn and gone open-circuit. Really Apple, check out all the bad reviews from loyal Apple customers ( we have the following: iBook, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPad Air and two iPhones) and address this major flaw.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible engineering or ruthless marketing?

    or both?

    From previous experience i have taken particular care of this thing and got stranded as everyone else.
    And then stabbed with a 80$ charge.

    Does Apple understand the impact of that kind of experience in a customer's next purchase decision?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Bites the Dust

    nuff said

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously? Broken again?

    It seems Apple and Belkin are the only electronics companies that can't come up with cables that don't crack and short. Then apple charges $80 for the poorest quality cable on the market. All the traveling with my Windows laptops and I've never had a broken power cord. I don't get it. I felt like an idiot for buying the last $80 cord, now I'm frustrated enough to let the battery die and move on.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another vote for a detachable cable.

    I have two of these power supplies and both are frayed between the power block and the computer. It ought to be detachable/replaceable.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing Design

    Seriously? This design...Is the worst...You put $1 worth of wiring to something so heavy? I simply cannot fathom why the wiring is so thin.... Not to mention, adding an anchor to this thin wire...What were the designers thinking? if at all..... Starting to not want to deal with any more mac(apple) products...like...ever....again....complete waste of money.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "IT JUST (DOESN'T) WORK"

    Have you read the TONS of complaints? ? ?
    I'm sure YOU have.

    Has anyone reported a FIRE yet. . . SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    Time to DO SOMETHING Apple with this KNOWN defect.

    Spend some of OUR hard earned money and engineer something that
    JUST WORKS! ! !

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sick of this.

    I am waiting for my FOURTH charger to come in the mail. FOURTH (and this isn't even the start of my problems with hardware on this computer, but we'll save that for another review). I purchased this Macbook pro in April 2011, and the charger/charging cables never last more than a year and a half. $85x4=$340. You can buy an entirely new computer for that. Sorry, Apple. I truly love OSX and I have had a great time with this laptop, but until you improve the quality of this product, I'm afraid it'll be my last.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design, poor quality, outrageous price

    First, it's crazy that I have to replace the entire power brick just because the cord is frayed. Terrible design.

    Second, I have babied this cable since day 1. Can't believe how easily it fell apart. Terrible quality.

    Third, $80. What?!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU APPLE

    You pride yourself in making high qulity products and treating your customers with the respect they deserve yet you design one of the worst charging adapters ever made.

    100% of customers have this problem but you have done nothing to help solve the problem! How environmentally unfriendly it is to throw away these chargers every 8 months!! Get with the program apple!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed

    I'm beginning to feel that buying a Macbook Pro is the worst decision I've ever made! Have to buy an adapter for everything, and everything is so ridiculously over-priced. And on top of this, the items are simply not reliable!

    Ive had my Macbook Pro nearly 2 years and I'm now on my 3rd adapter. What is so very very poor though is that so many others have written exactly the same and NOTHING has been done about it. Poor.

    I'm going to buy Sony Vaio's from now on - so much better and cheaper than Apple products.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It isn't rocket Surgery..... :( - have plug-in replaceable mag-tip cords

    So Apple has weak cords that disintegrate & fray rapidly, even if pampered or never rolled up and handled...

    Why then do they not design the Power Brick with replaceable magtip cords - from the power brick to the mag-tip at the device. Much like replacing an iPhone 4s cord without replacing the existing charger block...

    I would much prefer to have a spare cord that plugs into the power brick than have to BUY the replacement cord and power brick - when the power brick is functioning fine - it's the d^%* cord!!!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS CHARGER IS BAD IN EVERYWAY

    I am so glad, I purchased AppleCare.
    Yet again even with applecare its still hard to get a replacement charger from apple.
    Its ridiculous you explain to them that you was charging your mac and the power adapter exposed nearly lifting off the ground.
    bare in mind there are no flails or damage to the cable.
    After about 3-4months of use.
    Apple try to make you pay for a new charger even with applecare.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it

    I constantly have to replace the charger - the outer later easily breaks away and the cord becomes messed up to the point where I can only charge if it's at a certain angle.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality adapter design and no remedy from Apple for far too long!

    My problem is the totally poor quality of the design of your MagSafe Power Adapters.
    This is the third one that I have had to buy in the past 3 years.
    The design flaw is that there is only minimum reinforcement on the cord which comes out of the power-square itself (the magnetic plug side). And they break with alarming regularity!
    I know that you've been aware of this design flaw for some time (as attested to by the huge number of complaints registered about your adapter products on your own Customer Review sites - where only 11% of customers are 'Satisfied' with this product, and many have commented that they only gave you one star simply because zero stars wasn't given as an option!

    For the life of me I can't figure out why a huge company such as Apple, which is known for its innovative approach to virtually everything else, has allowed this glaring bad design fault to persist for so long.
    The problem is further compounded by the fact that your replacement adapters cost $100 (Aust)!
    As many customers have already noted in their low-rated reviews, could it possibly be that replacement adapters are such a good little earner for your company that you have intentionally refused to improve the design of this most obvious design flaw? I would hope not, but that increasingly seems to be Apple's attitude.

    Given that I have now had to pay for three expensive new adapters in the space of just three years, I have decided that when I have to replace my Macbook later this year, I will probably have to choose a non-Apple product, which is a shame because aside from this adapter situation I'm very happy with the Macbook itself.
    Is there no way that you can remedy this situation for me?
    Either re-enforce the cord (which should be simple to do) or make your replacement adapters significantly cheaper? Otherwise you've lost this formally loyal Apple customer for good!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please hear us...

    Apple's MagSafe Power Adapter has to be one of Macs greatest failure.
    I'm not going to be redundant in stating all the flaws this product posses.
    But this item is truly expensive when we need to substitute it (which is often; for me 3 in less than 12 months...)
    It is a poorly design cable which always frays around the power tip and renders my Mac computer useless.
    It is annoying that a serious company as yours keeps their costumers so unhappy with such a bad product at a ridiculous price!
    As many have stated... "PLEASE..." make cords replaceable and keep us in your team.

    16 of 16 people found this useful