• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    I have gone through 3 of these power cords (and now onto 4 ) since I got my computer in 2009. What a bad design. Seriously Apple, can't you fix the stupid power cord? I don't even travel with my computer, just work at home.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IDIOTIC !!!

    I wasn't sure why so much bruaaaba about this adapter until I tried it...

    Can someone at Apple explain to me why they would change a working (not so well) but working adapter (rectangular shaped) for a alu. tube that you have to plug a certain way if you don't want to loose a port which is very dumb.

    Also it unplug very easily in fact because it naturally bend the cord, this is the most stupid (and stupid is a huge understatement) modification I saw so far from Apple.

    Keep the square shape and make it aluminium, get a better plastic for cable as well.

    Steve Jobs would probably have fired the engineer who did that and we would have never seen such a plug out of the bench to start with.
    Jobs liked to work only with A people.

    Who the @ did design this at Apple??????
    And what was his goal here????

    T. Cook is to blame he his the boss after all -

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another one bites the dust

    This is really bad engineering, not expected from Apple! Cord frayed at the magsafe connector and at the brick, and the adapter is now dead (in <18 months). Shocked to see that this product is still being manufactured even after a huge number of negative reviews.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Friend cable

    This is my 4th power supplied that I'm buying. All other ones had the same problem, which is frying. :( Please fix this issue!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Power or not to power?

    I've read through many folks comments and felt I must write.

    I am not part of a collective of negative sorts, as one chap ridiculously suggests. I am one guy who was looking to buy a new power supply and the review page hit the top of my google search. As I started reading I couldn't help but think the defenders of the power supply are blinkered by being the lucky ones; they assume that because it doesn't or hasn't happened to them, it can't happen.

    I have cared for my power supply and laptop with utmost respect. It has not travelled much and is used in the same location at home. That didn't stop the first power supply from failing at 18 months. An internal component.

    My wife's macbook power supply then failed too just three weeks ago, at about three years old. It was a different failure in that the metal end to the magnetic cable connector broke off.

    Hence folk that ask for the cable to be detachable do indeed have a valid point.

    The MagSafe adapter is not the computer and does not have the same rigorous 'lifetime' testing. It is designed to stop the computer from being damaged, not itself. Obviously with so many complaints there is a significant issue that needs addressing (if it has not already been).

    For my part having to spend $160 or a £100 on two new power supplies in three years is a disgrace. If lived near an Apple store I would go in and hungerstrike until they fixed or replaced it or until about 4 hours passed and I got bored and, of course, hungry.

    Maybe return a broken power supply for a new one for 50% off?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product

    My second adapter just failed; very frustrating as the computer I am using it with is only two years old. Really inexcusable quality control issue on this and it is a very damaging reflection on Apple. Puzzled as to how Apple lets this happen.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cord splits over time

    When I buy an apple product, its because I want the best money can buy. Its not the worst charger in the world but needs replaced after about a year and a half and not worth the money at all.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable breaks after 5 months

    My cable is broken, and now I need to buy another one, not enough quality for something so expensive.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    2nd power adapter only lasted 6 months until cord frayed

    This must be the worst apple product ever and probably a good money spinner for apple. The cord frayed again. This time after only six months. Thankfully a bit of aluminium foil helps to re-establish the connection to bridge the time until a replacement arrives. This product is a real sucker.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another adaptor?

    Reading through all these reviews of the MacBook adaptor really makes me wonder why no one at apple has come up with a solution for this problem yet. I've had the same 15" MacBook Pro since August 2007 and as of today I will need to purchase my third adaptor for this laptop. C'mon apple, get your game together! I'm really disappointed and annoyed that I have to do this again, these adaptors are not cheap. I went on YouTube and I was amazed at how many hits the DIY repair videos for the MacBook adaptor has. Obviously lots of ppl out there are all having the same problem. This time I'm going to call the customer service line and complain. If it makes any difference I will post the results. A big thumbs down to apple today!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design only good for making Apple more money

    I'm on my third one of these cords in 4.5 years, each one costing $80 to replace. Both of my previous cords have failed at the same place because of how the cord gets frayed when you wrap it around the transformer (something the cord is supposedly designed to do). Also, with the connection to the computer, you have to choose whether to have the charger cover up your ports or hang awkwardly out behind your computer and get frayed--terrible design. The MagSafe 2 is better, but only barely.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapters - the worst fails of Apple

    I've bought 3 Apple MagSafe Power Adapter, each one in 6 months… I'm really upset, it's useless buy a mac book pro, if the charger don't work as must be. The Power Adapter was designed to never be portable, the worst of Apple are the cables, enough reason to me, and never buy again apple's products.
    As always the sides of the cable it has discomposed, every day I take a much care about the cable, more than the computer… And today I'm writing this with the las 10% of battery. No again Apple, No again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad pin springs

    Add to the mix replacing ANOTHER charger due to broken springs that stick the pins far enough out to be used. Just plan 2 years for a charger, its the Mac Tax. Apple, please find a way to repair cords, I really dont need to throw out another transformer.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Melty Cord

    I've had this power cord for two years and suddenly last week the cord got so hot near the power block that it melted a hole right through the casing. I immediately got some electrical tape and taped it up tight to keep it all together but I knew I would have to replace it soon. I noticed only two days later that it was getting hot again and had melted the electrical tape and the casing was coming apart like butter. Now I have to spend $80 of a cord that should last as long as the computer. C'mon, apple. Fix this, please!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    To the 'Geniuses' in California

    Sick and tiered of Apple behaving as if these very poor excuse for charges fall apart because of the supposed abuse that us consumers use them when they know that we all have the same complaint therefore the problem is with the design/manufactures!! I am inclined to think its the design to be honest! Fix up Apple or you'll find us all switching over to the dark side, and it wont be because the software is better it will be because you couldn't bother to sort out better quality chargers!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it less than 1 star, I would.

    Whatever Apple has changed with their adaptor design, they need to reevaluate and go back because there are some major flaws. The first cord that came with my 2008 Macbook Pro (a "T" style magsafe) lasted over 3 years and the only reason I needed to replace it was because the pins in the connector were no longer connecting properly.

    I will now be forced to purchase yet another of this "L" style adaptor because of frayed wires near the connector to the computer. It will be my THIRD. In less than TWO YEARS. The first replacement lasted maybe 3 months. The second was doing fine for a year and half - until the plastic casing inexplicably burst and exposed the internal (fraying) wires.

    Is Apple fricken serious right now? Is it playing a joke? Is it giving me the veritable finger because it knows I'll have to shell out another astounding $80 BECAUSE I CAN'T USE MY COMPUTER WITHOUT A POWER CORD??

    This is ridiculous and infuriating, not to mention dangerous - Apple, you need to get your act together and start LISTENING TO YOUR COSTUMERS.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor engineering

    I've been through two of these power adapters. Good thing I bought Apple Care. Very poor design. I simple sturdy piece of rubber or plastic around the base of where the cord to the computer comes out of the adapter would solve countless problems. Better yet, engineer a removable portion so only a small cord needs to be replaced, not the whole adapter.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expedient Cord Repair Afghan Style

    My cord frayed while I was here in Afghanistan and I didn't feel like paying the extra $89 at the PX for a replacement - I have never had to repair a power adapter before.

    I looked at the cord construction and determined it was an inner wire wrapped with a coax outer wire mesh. Unfortunately, the mesh had separated and shrunk, so it wouldn't connect to complete the circuit. All I had to do was cut a 1" piece of aluminum foil and wrap it so it connected both ends of the coax, and then I wrapped the "crud" out of it with black electrical tape. No sweat; it works like a charm now and I look like Mad Max at the airport!

    I gave the charger an extra star for the three prong cord it comes with. It makes the cord long enough to do some good and will actually plug into a standard power strip. I also gave it another star because it came with my 13" MacBook Pro which is hands down the best laptop I've ever owned!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

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    Cable Breaks

    The cable brakes and there is no way to fix the cable. Get ready to spend $80 a year on power cables.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality and Expensive

    I have had several Mac's and laptops. Laptops that are over 4 years of age now are still alive. The Macbook Pro's Magsafe Power Adapter dies after a year more or less. In my case, it's about 17 months and I cannot charge my Macbook because of wires that were loosened. Whatever cover these wires, they are of POOR quality.

    VERY DISAPPOINTED but I have no choice but to buy another one or at least a replacement of better quality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful