• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest piece of garbage

    On my 3rd charger in 5 years. They break way too easily. Flimsy design and workmanship from Apple!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Star if I Could

    I have only had my Mac for 6 months or so. I am on my third 85WMagSae Power Adapter. At $80 a pop I cannot afford more. So after the next time I will sell the Mac and go back to a regular computer. Have tried to get help, ask Mac what to do and can't get through. Don't have a Mac Store near my city either. Love the Mac Pro but cannot deal with this adapter mess.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor workmanship and a fire hazard

    After shelling out 2000+ for a computer, you would expect the 80.00 power adapter to last more than a year, especially when you care for it as if it is made of glass. For years I have known these things to be fragile and so I keep it in one place where it can't get pulled on and it still frays apart forcing me to spend more money on a new one.

    Word to the wise: when it gets frayed and the wire is exposed, don't use it!!! My co-worker had his computer go up in smoke in our laboratory, almost burned the place down. Luckily the cord is long and could safely be unplugged, while a labcoat was thrown on top before it actually caught fire. In the end, computer was a little charred and the company decided to replace rather than risk another incident. We were the only lab with mac at our institute and now they are going to refuse to buy mac laptops, that's what apple gets for selling garbage for gold.

    Sadly, I see this is not the only account of fire hazard cords. You would think that at this price, apple would be more careful, but I guess they are waiting for someone to die and get sued... Will be an easy settlement with all this documentation on the internet already.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Thing About Macs

    You'd think a company as smart and innovative as Apple would make a charger that doesn't fall apart all the time. Well, think different.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RIP Power Cord after Only 5 Months

    My AC adapter died only 5 months after I purchased my MBP. My husband is an electrian and determined that there was no power coming from the power adapter. Just so happens that I have a final paper due for a graduate class and now there is nothing I can do since power cord is dead and MBP won't turn on do I can work on my paper, which my professor doesn't excusel

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not fix it?

    The charger on my MacBook pro never seems to work. I end up having to replace it once a year. How is it that a CHARGER with no battery element can "die." The charger to the first laptop I purchased in 2001 still works, all other chargers for other devices still work, yet for some reason a BRAND new Apple MacBook Charger produced in 2011 can't make it a year? It's bologna.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please fix this design flaw.

    Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro).

    I've given this product 1 star as I've just had to order a second replacement for the original that came with the machine. The first replacement lasted 13 months and has failed at the point at which the MagSafe cable connects to the power brick. This is despite very careful use. Come on Apple. This is £130 I have had to spend to continue to use my MacBook Pro. Poor to say the least.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, lousy manufacturing

    On two of these I have had the white cord starting to peal off. One was exchanged under warranty, I am stuck with the other. A third one just died on me after 4 years. Come on Apple, get your act together !

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Number 3, here I come...

    The design is horrible. There is little to no structural integrity at the connection of the adapter body and the cord running to the computer. Today marks the day I buy my third power adapter for the same computer, because of this problem. The problem seems to lie in the sleeve of the cable. Over time, the sleeve tends to pull out of the coupler on the adapter body. The coupler is made much too small and not nearly as rigid as it should be.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    2 and half years now

    Bought my 15 inch mac book pro about 2 years ago. July 2010 to be exact. About a month ago I noticed the rubber molding on the cable had split open revealing the cable within. I promptly taped it up and it continues to work a charm. I am quite careful with my products but am a pretty heavy user so it may be a bit inevitable. I lug the thing around the house all the time as well. I use it every day for around 4-5 hours, sometimes more. I hook it up to my LCD tv and/or computer screen for gaming and watching movies, for music, youtube videos, etc. so it definitely is a bit worn the poor thing. However, given how thin the magnetic end of the cable is it's lasted well this far. The massive adapter bit in the middle had a meltdown earlier today. It got overheated and started to smell and shut down. I left it alone for about 40 minutes and came back, it had cooled down and was working perfect again! It may stop working soon but I pray that is not the case. I don't mind replacing it for $80 if it does. My macbook pro serves me well and I have no complaints!

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Necessary Evil

    I am about to order my 3rd adapter in 2.5 years. I'm not some world-traveling extreme Macbook Pro user, just a casual user with a fancy computer that needs an expensive replacement part on a regular basis. The first one almost caused a fire! I have been extra careful with this last one, and of course the little part that connects to the computer needs to be wiggled around to get any sort of charge, just like the last one. What else can I do? I need my computer to charge and I need a new one, I'm not going to try a 3rd party part that can be even worse. Come on Apple, just sell the one part of the cord, times are tough for everybody and this is not where I need to spend 80 dollars right now.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    I had to buy a new one after a couple of months because the thin cord got crimped and stopped working. Now my new one just stopped working while charging the battery, and it is currently measuring 58 degrees C (136 F). This is after cooling for about 10 minutes. I'm sure it was close to 200 F when it stopped working. I pay a premium for Apple products, and therefore I expect much better.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    I've had my computer for about 3 years now and I'm on my 3rd power cord including the one the computer came with. The first one just stopped working for no reason. And the rubber coating on the second just starting splitting close to where it plugs into the computer, with the use of some electrical tape it lasted a bit longer, but the rubber then continued to totally disintegrate leaving completely exposed wires. I just bought my third and am hoping it lasts longer then my past ones.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cut on the cable had to buy a new one.

    Let me make it clear I am talking about the new power adapter 85W. After one year my cable was cut at the point where it connects with the laptop. At first it was a clean cut and then the plastic rubber started tearing apart at the two edges. Apparently this happened to the old power adapters and the new one was designed so that it does not happen again. I find it unacceptable for a company like apple to not find a solution to the problem. I had to buy a new one but for a student it will be difficult to have to pay every year for a new power adapter.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm really frustrated! Not worth it

    I can't believe after 1 year my cord is not working and my battery needs replacing. I'm not sure what the deal is with this, but I think Apple needs to reconsider durability considering the initial upfront cost

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time for class action lawsuit

    How can a company which designs such great products designs such poor cables? These cables are a fire hazard. I have my children unplug theirs before going sleep.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great until....

    When it works, it works like it's designed. I kept good care of mine, had it for 18 months, not even signs of wear and tear. One morning my MBP wouldn't charged and I noticed the cord looked nearly severed near the adapter and had scorch marks. Lucky a fire didn't start. Apple Genius agreed that definitely wasn't normal, and the product definitely failed, then quickly suggested I buy a new one for $80. Wish there was a cheaper way to replace a cord, than buy a whole new adapter.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    low quality power adapter

    I am totally disgusted that both mine and my daughters chargers no longer work after just over a year. The problem seems to be the cable at the mag safe jack. If I ever by another Macbook Pro they will have to throw in a spare charger or no sale. Possibly they will improve on this "weak link" in the near future but for the time being buyer beware.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    TOCA BOCA

    The Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter is the most incredible product that I have ever observed. I honestly think that I am going directly to the Apple franchise to purchase this outstanding material.

    5 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 1 year

    even though it's just a cable problem where it connects to the computer, you have to change the whole thing. not good.

    25 of 25 people found this useful