• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord in less than 2 years

    Really disappointed with the quality of the charger considering it already frayed and now won't work at all and that I probably won't get a warranty replacement.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All cords torn at ends

    I have iphones and ipads as well as laptops all the cords are torn at the tips, we are always very careful with our items!. I now have to buy new ones again. For the price we have to pay for Apple products i think its not fair on your loyal clients or any client. The price for new ones are too expensive!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't believe I'm joining the crowd but they were right.

    After a year of HUMAN usage the cable frayed at the end that plugs into the laptop. I didn't abuse it. I didn't stretch and I was gentle. It frayed nevertheless.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    Such a poor design by apple. Wire frayed in 6 months from both ends.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not even a month old!

    I bought this MacBook Pro on Dec. 16th 2015, last night Jan. 5th 2016, I smelled something burning under my desk. I have a ton of cables down there to the Mac Mini and everything but with further investigation I found that it was the MagSafe Power adapter.. Literally not even a month of use and it has melted, Listen to the reviews and just avoid this. I would spend the money to get the MagSafe original and buy the MagSafe 2 adapter for $9.99..

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken charger

    I have had my laptop for just 2 years and after 1 year the charger started to breake. Every person that I know who owns MacBook laptops had the same problem. The laptops are amazing but for the price we are paying the quality of the chargers should be much better or at least to buy an orginal charger should be at less than £30. I need a new charger now, which means that I will have to buy a charger from a different company, which can damage my laptop only because the chargers are too expensive!!! Very disappointed.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    started to break in a few months

    my adapter started to break in 1st few months but hung in there until now (16 months) and finally melted due to stripped plastic at the base of the adapter. bad design!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wears around the T joint

    Well, I'm about to purchase my THIRD adapter in 18 months. Terrible quality. The cord wears at the T joint where it connects to the computer. Not impressed, however as the adapter is essential Apple must be laughing all the way to the bank.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little common sense

    I'm replacing my power adapter after 2 1/2 years of trouble-free use. The reason? One of the winder clips broke. I have not experienced any fraying, tearing, melting, overheating issues. Maybe I'm just lucky, but I took one look at the adapter when it came out of the box and I knew the cord would have to be treated gently to survive daily use. I take care before I start winding the cord to hold it between two fingers an inch or two out from where it joins the box to take the strain off. I still do even now that one clip is broken. The charger continues to work with me winding the cord around the box instead of the clips. The whole unit takes up less space when the clips are intact, however, so I'm buying a new one. And yes, it's disappointing that the clip broke. That's worth taking two stars off the rating. Otherwise, I'm quite pleased with the design and functionality of Apple's charger. Again, maybe I've just been lucky, but for all of the users out there experiencing cord issues, I'd say handle that small flexible cable knowing that it will last longer with gentle treatment.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Chargers in 1 year... says it all

    Charger does not leave the home, the cable isn't warn out, but just stops working. First charger, cable melted and frayed. Very disappointed.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a piece of trash.

    I've had to buy 3 of these horrible chargers in the last year. They continually break and the wires don't work. They didn't quite think this design through...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Flaw

    The biggest flaw for me is the fact how easily the charger disengages from the laptop. Every little movement will disengage it, rendering it completely useless and absolutely frustrating. Please update the design...or go back to the old one.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    This is by far the worst laptop charger i own amongst the different personal computer brands. It's expensive and it spoils easily. I have had mine changed for MORE than 3 times and each one doesn't last more than 6 months. I'm so frustrated with apple. Please do something about this and not neglect the rest of us old macbook community for the stupid new macbook 2015. Ridiculous.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Power Supply!!

    This will be my 3rd replacement......the first one caught fire at work, thankfully I was in the room at the time, my second has now frayed at both connector ends. I only use Apple hardware because my works supply it, if it was my money I would certainly be buying something more cost effective. For the cost absolutely shocking

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Literally blew up whilst in use

    My power adaptor blew up tonight during regular use. A popping sound, a flash of light and a burning smell and no more power. I would expect the power adaptor to last the life of the laptop, and two years doesn't cut it. $129 to replace! Not happy :-(

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It exploded on me...

    Mine literally just blew up ... luckily I was in the room when it happened. Pop *flash of light* (smell of smoke).

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating Design Flaw.

    Like many others, this cord breaks quickly and, for me, in the same spot both times (I.e. The thin chord emerging from the square). That part gets hot while charging and the wire is too thin to handle the heat and the inevitable bending at that point. I asked someone at Jump+ why this is happening and what the solution is and why it isn't covered when it is obviously a design flaw. He said because the wire is exposed for all they know an animal could have done it. Then he recommended plastic cable protectors to reinforce that part of the new cord I will have to buy. An item they don't sell. I went to best buy and the apple rep said that I should charge my laptop on a desk and hook the cord up using black clips and make sure it is never tugged. Also to use a spring from a ballpoint pen to reinforce that area. Here's what I think, if I'm spending 100 bucks on a cord that charges a laptop it should be designed so that it can withstand travelling (which I'm not even doing). Oh and maybe don't expect people to spend even more time and money on DIY fixes so this thing doesn't break so quickly. I love Apple and am disappointed that they sell such a product, blame their customers for the problem, and do nothing to fix the issue.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and breaks quickly and often

    I have had so may problems with these Mac chargers. I just recently went through my fourth one (at least!), and they all break in exactly the same way. The rubber covering the inner wiring tears and crumbles extremely easily, and in order to make it last longer than two months it has to be wrapped extensively in electrical tape or some other stiff tape. If it doesn't have some sort of outside help like that, it'll bend in terrible angles and the rubber will start to tear almost immediately. This product isn't worth $80, especially because it has to be replaced so often. PC users can get a charger that lasts longer for significantly less money, and it's so difficult to afford a new Mac charger every six months.

    If there was ever any other, cheaper alternative to these chargers, I would buy that instead. It's extremely frustrating to have my laptop rendered unusable every six months because the charger breaks and I don't have the money to buy a new one right away.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable

    As of everyone else has said, the cable is way to thin and frays easily. My cable frayed after a little over a year.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL!!

    NOW WHAT MAC. STUCK WITH AN EXPENSIVE MACBOOK AND NO CORD AFTER A YEAR'S USE. CAN'T USE MY COMPUTER WITHOUT A POWER CORD, SO NOW FORCED TO BUY EXACTLY THE SAME GARBAGE AGAIN. FIX IT IF YOU KNOW IT'S NOT UPTO STANDARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful