• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst of Apple

    We love MacBooks, but apple why don't you change the Power cord design?? its ridiculously overpriced with no quality.. People don't want to buy it every 6months!!.. please do make a redesign! if not I am dropping from apple FANISM!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What will it take to fix the strain / fray issue once for all?

    Seriously, look at the 1.5 star rating and number of people buying new power adapters at 80 bucks...Why does such a good product have to suffer this one fallacy?

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad.

    This charger has broken for me twice in the last 2.5 years. It would spontaneously stop working (the light would not turn on), probably due to a faulty connection at the head or damage in the adapter body. It's not a problem with the wall plug because I've tried replacing that. It's ridiculous that now I will be buying a third charger-- at this rate, it'll soon cost me half of what I paid for the macbook pro! Is this your business plan Apple? because it's not cool. I love your products and always expect great quality, but these chargers are killing me... DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!
    I wish there were such a thing as zero stars.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak charger

    RIP to my charger. Apple, you need to figure out a way to make this last FOREVER! This charger lasted me 3 years and just went out on me today. Now I have to go to your store after work and throw $$ at you. Thanks.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look at me...

    ...buying my fourth cord. I don't have enough words to express how pathetic this product is.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one down, 2nd power adapter to stop working

    Yea this is the second time that I have had an apple power adapter for my macbook pro's die because of frayed wires and starting to "catch fire" (i.e. smoke and brown marks around the base where the wire goes into the main cube.) Only option is to buy another one (thats probably refurbished) and hope it doesn't do the same thing in a year.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Strain issue still not solved

    I had the same issue of strain/fraying and dicolouration in the wire at the connector points, due to overheating. The damage is not due to mistreatment. The product has only had extremely careful use. The cable has only been stored in loose loops, with the end points especially protected from strain.

    It is a design issue, and by now it has been very well documented by users. Similarly to the T connectors, these L connectors should be recalled, and replaced free of charge until a more robust design is developed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will they ever get it right??

    I have been using apple laptops for over 12 years. In that time I've had 5 powerbooks/macbook pros (between work and personal). I have NEVER had the original power adapter last the life of the computer. In fact, I don't think I've ever gone through fewer than 3 power adapters with 4 of these computers. One macbook pro was stolen, so I didn't have time to get to #3.

    12 years. 5 computers. The design of the adapters has changed at least 3x, but the problem hasn't been fixed (there was the spaceship one, the first magnetic one, the second magnetic one, then I guess they went back to the first mag design). Will you ever get this right apple?

    I'm on my way to the apple store to purchase adapter #3 for my mid-2010 macbook pro. I feel robbed. At least Apple gave me the second one free, so they will have only stolen $160 for this computer, so far.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give no stars? Cord Is JUNK!

    If I could have selected no stars I would have.

    The same problem that everyone else is having has happened to me in less than two years, and it would have been sooner if I didn't start taking my iPad around with me for the past year. What a horrible rip off. I can buy a quality 100' extension cord at Home Depot for under $80 and this little cra*py 6' charger cord with an equally cra*py 85w transformer, that heats up like crazy when I charge, costs the same amount? My HP charger lasted the whole 5 years that I had that laptop and I traveled a lot more with that computer. I'm torn. My hard drive on this MBP just crashed last month, now my charger won't charge, this is not what I expected when I switched to apple.

    Disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Money Down The Drain.

    This product is built SO CHEAPLY! Amazing concept, love the fact that it is magnetic, however it does not last! HOw many will I have to purchase? 80 dollars? over priced times 12. Every Charger I have purchased has been faulty I need a discount.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5th magsafe power adapter in 6 years for me

    They are awful, 12-14 months tops, usually the wires inside that detach, but this time around its the actual mag part, think it may be the sprung contacts as you can wiggle it to work but if you move you machine it stops charging. What is it with apple and chargers? we have a retina ipad which only works with a specific combination of charger and wire, any other wire(the same wire, the one that comes with it or with an iphone) and it just connects and disconnects the power constantly beeping, oh and airport plugs blow up.
    Whats more amazing is they never do anything about it, they changed the magsafe adapter to a right angle but it still breaks where it meets the transformer, it does make me angry, ever time i have to buy on i think about dumping apple.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated

    Absolutely tired that I'm having to buy yet another cord. :(

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need Improvement on Design

    I think there could be improvement on the design. I really wish there was a T shape adaptor to plug in. Since this is an L Shape adaptor, I can't connect an ethernet cord while charging my laptop because there is no space. Makes no sense. I sometimes need to do battery consuming projects while connected to the internet, so I really wish Apple would offer a T shape adaptor for my Mac Pro.

    Besides that, my last charger lasted me 4 years, which is pretty good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt-out power adapter

    Not only am I a long-time devotee of Apple products, an AppleCare customer and an owner of several Apple products but I have also never had cause to complain about any Mac product previously.

    However, I am decidedly unimpressed by the build quality of these MagSafe Power Adapters.

    The adapter supplied with my MacBook Pro lasted barely a year and had not been either heavily used or used in a non-standard manner which might have caused it to fail (e.g. yanking it hard, stretching it, spilling liquid on it, etc.). On the contrary, it had barely been moved from my desk and I had always taken considerable care with it.

    One evening, whilst typing a report, I heard a strange 'bang' sound and instantly noticed an unpleasant burning smell. I looked at the power adapter and saw that not only had the cord frayed so as to reveal the wiring within close to the connection with the MacBook Pro but also that the cord itself showed clear signs of having been scorched along its length.

    If I'd left my MacBook Pro unattended, I believe that this could have caused a fire.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    This is the worst power adapter I've ever owned. Barely lasts a year even with light/gentle usage. Already on my 3rd one.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pathetic

    over the last 4-5 years that I own my 17" macbook Pro I've changed 7 chargers.


    To be fair, an apple genius gave me one for free so technically I bought 6. That is 560 euros down the drain.

    so since this is the 6th time I go out on a store to buy one of these I thought I should write a review as well.

    HORRIBLE PRODUCT.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous, poorly designed charger

    We didn't realize the macbook end of the cord had started to fray and separate from the charging block until we smelled the faint odor of burning plastic. I'm so thankful we were home and caught it before it burned our house down. Shame on you Apple. You really need to try harder.

    To anyone buying one of these...NEVER leave that cord plugged in to an outlet if you're not nearby.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cord does not withstand portability

    Not a very good cord design, mine only lasted a year.
    unfortunately there are no other durable alternatives... please fix for those of us on the run all the time, with both computer and power cords... thank you!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple

    Dear Apple,

    I have been a loyal customer for many, many years. I have one issue with your products, and that is that for every beautifully wonderful product you offer, you have a poorly designed, life-disrupting charger.

    Don't worry. I only have a paper due tomorrow and MacBook is out of battery. You can thank me for backing it up on a zip drive, otherwise I would be extremely unhappy. Well, I am extremely uphappy. However, I'm not raging at a phone representative.

    That is All,
    A customer regretting being a loyal Apple consumer

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying cord in only 2 years

    I've been using laptops of various brands for at least 10 years, and while I love, Love, LOVE my MacBook Pro, the cord for the power adaptor is simply not worthy of the Apple brand. I am a software engineer, use my laptop daily, and have always been extremely careful with my power cords. Yet, in less than two years, the cord for my Mac is fraying. At this point, over a foot of the cord has frayed so badly that I've had to cover it with electrical tape and Sugru, and now the rest of the cord is fraying. This is ridiculous. No excuses, Apple. This is pitiful.

    7 of 8 people found this useful