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    Macbook Pro MagSafe Power Cord Adapter Frays

    The MagSafe power cord adapter for the Macbook Pro frays.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

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    Terrible device

    after about a year the plastic covering on the cable connecting to the computer began to split apart. I have used electrical tape to continue to cover up the splits but now my cable is mostly black. I am a big fan of Apple products (I have a MacBook Pro, my wife has an iPad and we both have iPhone 5's) but this piece of equipment is junk and that is putting it mildly. You would think that with all the negative reviews that Apple would put their engineers to work on this. Funny to that mine didn't start this until after the warranty was up. I am afraid to spend $80 dollars on a new one figuring it will do the same thing@

    3 of 4 people found this useful

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    Faulty Cord

    My Mac is only 2 years old and I take very good care of it and wrap the cord around the block when transporting. Apparently, there is wrong way and right way to wrap the cord. It frayed in the same place where most others have also at the base of the block. The block and cord always was super hot and the wires just showed through and spilt in one day. Not happy about having to go out and shell out another $80 bucks to replace it and when reading these reviews it's a pretty common fault with this product. Highly disappointing Apple.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

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    Soooooo tired on buying new cords...

    Love our Apple products but hate the power cords. I have had to purchase 2 cords in two years for laptops. We are having the same issues with the IPhone 5 power cords.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

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    Frayed Wire

    I love the magnet, but every single MagSafe adapter I have owned has been a dud. Same issue every time: exposed wiring. Regardless of what "precautions" are recommended (e.g., allow slack when wrapping the cord), the wiring ultimately protrudes. For the price, this product can be maddening.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

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    Apple product? Seriously?

    Dear Apple... I have blind faith in your products. As a designer I love how you care about design and quality...

    ... but not on your chargers.

    I mean... I am a student. I had to save a lot of money for buying a macbook pro because I could have it for many years and save on ****** computers. But I can't afford expending 80€ (almost 85$) every 6 months because of their inexistent quality. My old Vaio charger (3 years) is still working like the first day. I think you could do it better...

    By the way, my second charger is about to die, but don't worry... I'll buy one to your competitors, I bet they'll be better (the one I bought for my Iphone is lasting longer than the Apple one).

    Good Job.

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    Very flawed design for vulnerable cable

    I love the magnetic connector, but unfortunately the wire is extremely vulnerable to irreparable damage. The very thin cord is permanently attached to the block, but with a rigid design that won't prevent damaging the cord.

    Other electronics have those ridges around the cord by the block so that they can safely bend without exerting too much on any single point of the inside wire. However, apple's version only has a very rigid rubber base connecting the wire to the block, which can hardly bend and makes the cord very vulnerable when bent at all. Because of this, the small wire inside the insulation eventually severed on my power cord, right where it connects to the rigid rubber base on the block. I had used thus particular power cord for less than two years. I feel like this is unacceptable

    5 of 6 people found this useful

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    Has Apple responded

    to the hundreds of complaints? This is incredibly frustrating and I see that so many others have had the same problem, for years. But no fix or even attempted fix? Like others, my power cord frayed badly and will required a $79 purchase to remedy a $5 problem. Without the fix, my MacBook is useless.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Every one I've had has broken

    I've had 3 of these on three different computer. ALL adapters have broken, usually wear cable meets actual adapter and also where it plugs in. They were not mistreated. Otherwise, design is cool! Magnet cool.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

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    Faulty 85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    Add my voice to Apple's shoddy power adapters. I'm on my 3rd adapter now after the last one lasted about 8 months. Overheats, frays, and then melts completely through. I'll seriously be looking at other products for my next computer due to the excessive cost of obviously defective peripherals...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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    Worst ever

    Had to buy 3 of these so far and have only had the computer 2 years. Waste of money and time trying to get a new one.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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    Terrible Product

    My 3rd adapter in 3 years has now broken at the base of the MagSafe cord, just like they all do. These adapters alone are enough to make me reconsider buying apple computers.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

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    book pro cord

    cord is totally frae by the connecting plug. very poor. very disappointed with this cord. coming from apple it should be a better product. very cheaply made charging cord. how about making something that will last a little longer. terrible job on apples part.will not buy apple again very cheap product. APPLE SHOULD BE GIVING REPLACEMENT CORD FOR FREE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????????????????
    ............$79.00 per cord is an insult to apple customers. total reap of!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


    I will be sending frae cord back to Apple. APPLE WAKE UP !!!!!!!!! BUILD ABETTER CHARGING CORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Average lifespan for me is 6 months

    I have replaced this adapter several times now. It seems to last about 6 months and then stops working. Reading the other reviews shows I am not the only one having this problem. Come on Apple! You can do better!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

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    It brakes

    I have had like 4 or 5 chargers in the last 2 years.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

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    Multiple purchase

    Wow...another year and another replacement adapter. Why can't Apple get this right?

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    Horrible Design

    After reading all the comments about the power supply and the wires fraying at the transformer (brick) it's no wonder why I am having problems with my power supply. My Macbook Pro is a late 2011 model. I too, am now having problems with my power supply not giving power. Only on mine, the insulation deteriorated and exposed the wires right where the wire comes from the transformer to the computer. And like many have said already, this lack of quality is quite a stain on a company that touts high standards. I will be visiting the Apple Store tomorrow and hopefully they will do the right thing by giving me a free replacement, otherwise I may I have to reconsider when considering Apple products in the future.

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    Flawed by a weak strain relief

    The overall design is great, allowing easy changes for different power outlets and the clips for coiling the cable neatly are a nice touch. The thing is let-down badly though by the inadequate strain relief at the MagSafe end and the internal wiring can eventually break - in little more than a year in my experience.

    If you're adept with a soldering iron, it's possible to fix this, but a better solution would be for the cable to be replaceable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

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    Worst power adaptor in the world

    I had to buy two power adaptors in 4 months. The adaptor gets excessively hot and the wire coming off the adaptor to the computer is frayed. Apple should be able to find a fix for this problem.

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    Cord Frays

    The cord near the adapter that connects to the computer frays causing it to malfunction 12-18 months after purchase. There is no way to simply replace this cord like the cord that connects to the wall. So you must resort to buying another 80 dollar adapter. Fantastic! >_>

    2 of 2 people found this useful