• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    • Written by from West Barnstable

    On number 6. Keeps fraying and breaking. 80 dollars every time. Awful.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Breaking

    • Written by from Broken Arrow

    Tomorrow I'm about to purchase my 4th power adapter. The one that came with the computer lasted just a few months. The second one lasted a while, but then the end broke off after fraying (the "L" shape causes extreme stress on the end of not constantly flipped around). I then borrowed one from my sister-in-law because she doesn't use hers anymore, which just broke on me. So tomorrow morning I march into Apple to pay my dues, yet again, just to use the computer I bought. Ridiculous.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Take care of them and they will last!

    • Written by from Houston

    I know a lot of people complain about the longevity and pricey-ness of these chargers, but I have had mine for almost 5 years now. If you compare that to any other laptop chargers it's pretty much the same. The way it is designed is for you to wrap the wire after first using the bunny hole technique so the wire doesn't bend then fray easily. I try to always put mine away when not being used. I just bought my new one today and plan on keeping it for more than 5 years. My older sister has had hers for almost 8 and has some electric tape where the wire started to fray (genius idea).

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook power cord is so sensitive it keeps breaking.

    • Written by from Oceanside

    I never heard of any other company's power cord adapters needing replacement, ever. The Mac 60W Magsafe Power Adapter has to be treated with kid gloves. There are many Interenet sites on how to repair the adapter BECAUSE IT KEEPS BREAKING! Also, there are Internet sites showing how to take care of the power cord so it would not break. Are you kidding?How stupid is that?

    You are suppose to be a great computer company. I am outraged by having to replace the power cord 3 TIMES ALREADY! Apple made the contact for the laptop in a way that you can't use any generic cord.

    I give it NO STARS!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapters

    • Written by from Makawao

    For as much as you spend on the MAC Pro computer and later the adapters (because you WILL need to purchase additional), it's a rip off....it's the worst! They get extremely hot and after about 2 years the cord starts to fray! We purchased two Mac Pro's in 2010 and as of today, both computers need replacement adapters (3rd one each).

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in the loss of fastidious action & vision that once pioneered

    • Written by from Rhinebeck

    I am here to purchase my 3rd charger for my MacBook Pro, late 2011 model. That equates to 1 charger in less than one year's time, given that one came with the laptop...in fact, I didn't purchase it until March, 2012, so each one has lasted appx 10 months on average before the cords end up frayed & damaged. I am a 42 year old woman who works from home. I have been disabled since receiving this model, as the result of the sudden onset of a neuro-muscular disease that seriously limits my mobility. I use my MacBook Pro daily for work and personal use, yet have managed for the most part to resist urges to use it in my lap. I create organic handmade soaps, body care products, aromatherapy and more, and the majority of my work is physical, so I simply work at my own pace. I use the MacBook for recording my recipes, running recipes through the "Lye Calc" googling Q's, purchasing ingredients, creating labels & more, I'm sure. I am also privileged to be a mom twice to 2 children, 1 dog (currently) and 2 bunnies. I am sharing all of this personal info to paint a vague selfie of my lifestyle & charger habits. The pace of my life is super mellow as I am at the mercy of muscle spasms & more day and night. I believe that I use my charger responsibly, although I may have been guilty of over-using other things in life, just saying. I am not wrapping my cord up into a ball or squishing it into a bag~ever~and yet, the cord literally frays apart from gentle, normal, daily use. My complaints re:the MagSafe charger are easily outlined; first being that despite how carefully I consciously pamper these $80.00 connectors, they continue to obliterate. The box becomes very hot despite proper ventilation. I have never had to replace any other charger, for any electronics, at anywhere near the pace commanded by the MacBook Pro MagSafe chargers. I have been working with Mac's since 1992, introduced at 19 yo & have always been an advocate, particularly for Mac's user-friendliness. Yet, the deliberate & lumping ignorance to the glaringly epic issue with the MagSafe charger is prominent, as currently over 2,250 of your users & customers have chosen to post a review in writing here, relating it's low, 1.5 star rating...& that does not include those who have called, posted elsewhere or have simply discussed this "at the water cooler" in person. I am left feeling sincerely disappointed in the loss of fastidious action & vision that once pioneered at Apple, Inc. The inattentive, insensitive attitude about the conspicuous obstacles w this charger, in addition to the compounding & cumbersome replacement costs, seem to be in avarice, leaving me to feel dispirited about a company that I once believed to be higher in integrity.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the complaints?

    • Written by from CATAWBA

    I've had my old power apapter since I've had the old MacBook (late 2008) and have not had a problem. The one I bought two years ago is now frayed, but this can be expected for a power-user. I see people complaining about apple this and apple that. Here's a tip. Don't put your adapter under a lot of strain. To complain about the fraying is ridiculous. It is a wire. All wires are susceptible to damage. Ever notice that your refrigerator's power cable points down? Yeah. That's to prevent damage by eliminating strain. Per gaps you should try that. Laptops are not made to sit in your lap, although the name says so. You must remember that it is a powerful computer that does a lot of work. The processor gets hot. If you don't allow it to ventilate, it's gonna mess up. That is basic electronic information.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Drayton Valley

    Everything I have bought from Apple has broken including this power adapter. Apple makes a good looking, functional product, but thats where it stops. Apple needs to improve their quality….quickly. For the price people pay for the product, put some quality behind it and stand behind your product better than you do. I am very very disappointed in the quality of everything I have bought from you guys. MacBook Pro 17, MacBook Air, and 3 iPhones. Every single item has had problems that should NEVER happen. Shame on you Apple, I would figure out how to make amends with your customers before we write you off forever.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, extortion

    • Written by from Marietta

    I am now 'forced' to buy 4th one ....$79 a piece and won't last!! which other computer or laptop will need its user replace its power adapter, and that to 4th one!!! come on...it looks good and feels good until the spaghetti style cable just breaks apart. it feels like my car which needs regular oil change, this one needs regular adapter change. This will work if you keep your laptop on a table and don't move..but then its called a laptop not desktop ! You can run ads joking about PCs but your laptop works only if it used as a desktop unless you wanted to spend more and more money on adapter...I can't throw my 'laptop' away yet and so no other choice but to give you another $79.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescence

    • Written by from coventry

    £60 per year in chargers is almost guaranteed. Its didn't break at any of the usual stress points you would expect but instead the entire wire fell apart with the rubber turning to mush and smelling like play dough . I will not be buying a mac again as im not prepared to be a yearly cash cow and also the fact there is no longer any upgrade ability in the new mbps. Great shame as i love my laptop but you forced my hand apple .

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Melted??

    • Written by from Madison

    This is my 1st apple product EVER, but after years of dealing with PC's only lasting 2-3 years, I shelled out the almost $2,000 to buy a MacBook Pro. I've had it just 2 years, & tonight when I went to charge my laptop, it wouldn't charge. When I inspected the charger, the cord that goes into the charger/part you plug in, was melted away on one side, with the wires exposed. I never wrap the cord, as I only use my laptop in the house. It's not left plugged up when not in use. And to the tune of $80 I'll have to somehow come up with in the morning, as my laptop is essential for both my company and I'm in school full-time. You would think as much as Apple charges for their products, they could make a charger that doesn't melt, posing a potential fire hazard.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unnecessarily terrible design.

    • Written by from LOUISVILLE

    I've had to purchase three of these adaptors within the past year. I travel often, so I am constantly moving my power adaptor. The design is way too flimsy. I am considering purchasing a PC and installing linux -- it's ludicrous how much money I spend because Apple nickels and dimes their customers through poor design choices that favor packaging appeal versus functionality. Frankly, I think they're doing it on purpose to keep selling clearly overpriced hardware. There isn't any reason that a company flush with so much talent and capital can't make at least a mediocre power adaptor.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from West Seneca

    I'm a college student that does a lot of traveling, which means realistically, having to condense the cords and put them into backpacks, bags, etc, not to mention daily use considering I practically live on my laptop. That being said, it is absolutely ridiculous how flimsy these adaptors and power cords are. This is the second time my charger has broken, and to be honest, for a product that breaks every 3-6 months, paying almost $80 for it is insane. Your MacBook and computer quality is outstanding, please learn how to make the rest of your products match that standard.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Been decent.

    • Written by from El Dorado Hills

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 3 years now, and only within the last 15 months did the cord actually turn brown and within the last 10 months did the cord actually rip. I put some electrical tape on it and covered it, but the tearing has gotten worse. Otherwise it did a great job for 3 years. Will get another one and write another review if it fails like everyone else's appears to.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, just terrible

    • Written by from Mount Sterling

    60W MagSafe Power Adapter for my MacBook Pro has given up the ghost. Replacement...necessary, reviews...horrific. Why can't Apple create a power adapter that lasts as long as the one's for Windows laptops? I have never had to replace one of those, but, now I need a new 60W adapter and it seems to only have a few months life according to the reviews. With such bad reviews, how about making a better one instead of focusing on the iPhone and iPad stuff? HEY, Help us laptop users PLEASE and THANK YOU!!! oh, by the way, I would have given zero stars, but thats not an option.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected more from Apple

    • Written by from Pickerington

    I have grown tired (and poor) from buying replacement cords for my mac and iPhone. Apple is supposed to be a trusted, high quality brand and yet the cords are always falling apart. Not to mention, $80 is absolutely ridiculous. I am giving Apple one more chance. This will be the last charger I buy unless I see improvements.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish this purchase might be last...

    • Written by from Torino

    I like products of Apple, except keyboards and adapters. I caught a MBP 13" in 2010, in these 4 years, I was forced to buy it 3 times! Why never change design and materials?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For a company like Apple I was expecting more than that

    • Written by from Hemmingen

    This adapter is not even worth buying. It just stopped working after one year. For a product which costs around $80..it is just not worth it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD DESIGN!

    • Written by from Cambodia

    My Magsafe has broken, AGAIN! Why do Apple continue to reproduce year after year a badly designed product. It's got to be simply about money, I,m stunned at this stupidity!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly breaks!

    • Written by from Oxford

    MagSafe is cool but the charger breaks non stop. Going from work to school to home and I'm on my 4th charger in two years and I take very good care of them. They just stink.

    7 of 7 people found this useful