• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AGAIN?

    My 60W MagSafe charger broke again. This is shoddy workmanship. For $80 a piece, this should LAST. Apple, do a recall already AND apologize.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall and redesign these things

    Other than the clunky size I have had no complaint about this power adapter for the last two years. I use mine with the longer power cord attached. I have always been particular about wrapping it loosely in a way that does not damage electrical cables and store it in my bag in a place where it won't get abused. This weekend, the smaller wire separated from where it inserts into the rubber piece that passes through the center of one side of the square transformer body. I noticed it, but didn't think much of it beyond it being pretty poor that it was falling apart until my wife said, "It smells like something's burning." Sure enough, she sniffed out my electrical cable burning the insulating rubber wrapped around it. I touched it and it was very hot. I also noticed that it wasn't charging (unless I crammed the wire back together). In class today I asked the person next to me if she had the same type of charger (since my computer was dead from not being able to charge it). She took one look at my charger and said, "Oh yeah... that happened to mine this weekend. I had to borrow my boyfriend's. You can use it." So, apparently these things are so bad that the odds are high enough that you can go up to a random Apple user and find one who had the same thing happen to them in the same time period yours went bad!

    Apple, recall and redesign these things! They are fire hazards.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    Apple should do something about the way it's built because it's extremely delicate and the normal usage makes it fail. Not fair to have to pay again for the next charger, need to do a recall and change materials!

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger ever!!

    I can see LIVE WIRE!!! My house could have caught on fire. Protective cover ripped open in the middle and I didn't see it. NO STARS!!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BROKE AGAIN!!! NOT EVEN A YEAR OUT OF THIS ONE!

    SO BESIDE MYSELF ;(

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I'm now in my 2nd charger in less than a year. Is this charger was meant to do exactly what Apple want it to be, to failed miserably so that mac user need to buy again and again? What a great business plan.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple is about to lose my business

    I've gone through 4 chargers in the last 5 years Luckily the first one was covered with apple care but I've since had to buy two others. The only thing I use my laptop for is school. Every time my laptop goes into my backpack I wrap the chord around the duckfeet (the way it's supposed to be used). It frays and stops working within a year.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I absolutely love my MacBook Pro but these chargers are the worst. I have had my laptop for 6 years now and have had 4 chargers, with the most recent one almost starting a house fire. The cord melted out of nowhere and started smoking, thankfully I was home to notice this happening or it would have been a problem. Wish the adapter was up to the same standard as the laptop, especially given the price. I wasn't planning on spending $400 on power adapters for a $2000 computer. Ridiculous.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IT'S TIME APPLE RECALLED & REPLACED THESE WITH SOMETHING BETTER

    When my first adapter showed what Apple call 'strain' i.e. the plastic wore away, exposed the wiring and eventually broke right off, I had no choice but to buy a new one. I went to extreme lengths to make sure I didn't put any strain on the 2nd one. But - lo and behold - it has happened again. I NEVER wrap the cable around he duck feet and I ALWAYS makes sure the cable is flowing straight out of the magnetic head but the plastic has once again eroded. I have checked on the Apple site and see you now have a mention of this in your troubleshooting section. This leads me to think that there must be lots and lots of people experiencing the same issue. I think this is a very poor design and given that there is no other way to power up your laptop once the battery has run down, this is something that needs to be addressed. Why should I have to keep replacing the adapter? And at £65 ($79) a go, it's unreasonable expensive for the usage one gets from it.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Year and a half later....

    I gave this product a one star review after having to replace it for the second time a year and a half ago and here I am for my FOURTH charger in 5 years!!!!!! Total garbage. I am definitely going to be exploring my options when I shop for a new computer next year. That should be around the same time this charger will start disintegrating!

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIFIC CHARGER!!!! BREAKS WITHIN MONTHS OF PURCHASE!!!!

    With the billions of dollars Apple makes, you'd think they'd make a charger that actually works and does not break within the first few months. Then when it does break having to pay $80 dollars to get a new one. It's ridiculous and there needs to be a change. I hate this stupid charger. CHANGE IT APPLE! LISTEN TO YOUR BUYERS!!!!!! One and a half stars should out of 2,500 reviews should tell you something obvious.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why?

    This product should have reinforcements in two areas due to the sheer amount of usage it will see. It has not been addressed in any manor, and replacements cost more than it is worth. It would not take much from the "geniuses" at Apple to fix this, despite many complaints and shown evidence from customers. I guess creating a charger that costs $100, that needs to be replaced more frequently than it should is a way of thinking differently.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE CHARGER

    APPLE IS TOO WORRIED ABOUT BRINGING OUT THE NEXT BIG THING THEY NEED TO BE WORRIED ABOUT THESE HORRIBLE CHARGERS THAT LAST FOR ONLY 3-5 MONTHS!

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't do it anymore

    I have been a dedicated Mac user for over a decade, but this infuriating charger has pushed me over the edge for the last time.
    Goodbye, Apple.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile design

    I really like the magnetic connection to the laptop but that is the only reason it gets one star from me otherwise it would get 0. My first adapter started to overheat and eventually failed and the second one the cord came loose. On top of this it is way too overpriced.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very low quality

    My Macbook Pro is barely 4 years old, and my second charger just died. I love my Mac, but I'm extremely frustrated that I am having to buy a 3rd charger is less than 4 years.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I took care of all my apple device very well....however this product is a fragile and total waste

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    One power adapter for one year. That is the quality of this product.
    The design of cord and connector is bad too, as you can't use your USB ports normally.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple isn't looking out for customers

    Apple is one of the most user compatible computer companies, that said I am highly irritated that the power adapters are so shabbily designed. I have replaced mine more than I care to remember, and will be heading to the store again today to replace yet another failed charger. They almost always tear and fray in the same place, so to apple I say; "Care for your customers and hear our complaint. You employ some of the top designers, put them to work."

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Just falls apart and stops working, highly inconvenient. I can't figure out why it's so difficult to make a charger that actually works.

    27 of 28 people found this useful