• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord fine one day, then completely frayed with burn marks the next???

    I have owned my macbook pro 13 in since 2012 and have nothing but positive things to say about it. The magsafe power adapter is a completely different story. I was always careful with my power adapte. One day it was working fine and literally the next day the skinny cord that plugs into the laptop has frayed and will not charge at all. How does something become that damaged in one days time?? I am really unhappy about this.This isn't just about quality it is about safety. A power adapter should not become that hot to the point where it burns plastic. Seriously. This was one of the main reasons I switched from a pc to a mac. Having to replace a cord every year can be annoying and I didn't expect to have to deal with the same thing when I bought my mac. Apple, please start making better quality power adaptors for a better price. $80 is a little steep, especially when that produce doesn't even stand up to regular usage.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced piece of junk

    My cable is two years old and now looks like an electrician's nightmare. The plastic covering the wires has shredded and about a foot of the internal wires are completely uncovered and starting to separate into thin metal tendrils. The rest of the cable is covered with electrician's tape applied when the covering first started peeling away, a year after purchase. The odd thing is that the cable continues to charge but that may change at any minute so I was forced to purchase another one of these low quality cables at the outrageous price of $79. For that money, the cable covers shouldn't be peeling like a molting snake. And now I'm off to cover that foot of naked wire with some more electrician's tape.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions well but does not last.

    In the 8 years I've owned my MacBook, this is the fourth time I find myself replacing this charger. All four of them have done their job of charging my laptop, but all four have simply died on me. Not because of damage nor misuse... All of them were in mint condition besides the slight discoloration from the charger being in my bookbag. There are no tears, there was no damage. It literally just ceased to function. Now a $79 price tag is an unjust price for something that obviously is not built to last and there are thousands of reviewers to testify to this. We ask if we are to be charged $79, make it last.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow Charge

    Ordered a new adapter once the one purchased with my computer started exposing wires around the contact and bulk part. I can't say it didn't last - got me through 5 years of constant use. My problem with the new purchase is the slow charge ability. If I leave it charging through the night it might reach full by morning. I'm going to inquire with Apple if it's a factory defect. If not then this product's clearly downgraded.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Book Pro Charger

    My charger's wire has been broken for quite a while but this scared me. I smelled something like burning rubber and looked over at my charger. A split in the wire was glowing bright orange. It wasn't flickering or sparking, just the wires inside were glowing orange, down towards the charging box. It's a reasonably new charger, had it for two years. Very upset.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adaptor red hot

    I recently used the adaptor to charge the mac, after apx 45 minutes it was red hot. Is that normal? I've not had that experience with other power leads when charging laptops.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)

    I have had to replace the power cable for my MacBook Pro a few times. It frays easily despite my efforts to protect and care for it - each cable replacement costs anywhere between $40 - 80 adding to the overall cost of the computer. I have used electrical tape to reinforce the cable entering the housing of the adaptor but over time it still frays. Unfortunately this occurs even if you use the two "L" brackets that swing open to wrap the cable. My husband and other family members LOVE mac, but everyone of us have had to replace this part. I hope that Apple will improve the design of their power cables to prevent fraying.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's time to replace the charger

    After seeing many reviews I feel like I am on the same boat. Somehow using the tape I managed it for more than 2 years but really apple needs to reinvent the wheel for this charger. Please don't make us spend money on such things.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Melted??

    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.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh Goodness

    I have had my Macbook Pro since 2011 and I love it dearly. My sister has had her Macbook Pro since 2009. We love everything about it except for the charger. Together I would have to say that we have gone through at least 10 maybe even more chargers due to the fact that the wires come exposed constantly. We try to use them as long as possible, but once they start to spark, we are out. I don't understand.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cords

    I am about to buy my 5th charger in 4 years. My first one I had to replace because it started to fray because it couldn't handle the new silver macbooks. Then, they came out with the new expensive one so that died out after 6 months. I ended up buying a new macbook anyway and within 3 days, the charger crapped out so I had a friend who worked at apple switch the chargers out. #4 charger just crapped out on me just today and I stole my brother's charger but it is spotty too. Apple, something's gotta give.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why?!!

    I've had my power adapter for just over 2 months and it's not even working anymore. What the heck, Apple?! Very disappointing, especially after seeing on here that I'm not the only person this has happened to. I hope you'll do the right thing and return my money or replace this piece of junk. :(

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, what were you thinking

    the brick itself may be quality, but the cable was definitely designed for its looks. Like literally every other apple cable i have owned, that came out in the last five years or so, they always break on the end. Today my sister came to me to charge her MacBook because her broke after being repaired for the second time. Mine was hold together with tape but today, after less than a year it snapped. I am on 3% battery, using the last 13 minutes i have (witch is impressive by the way) on telling you how much you s****. Fire someone and fix it ASAP

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had to replace two adapters in the past 6 months

    Come on Apple - you are known and respected for your lap tops. I have been a loyal customer since 1985 (!) and always trusted the Apple brand. However my recent experience with the l-shaped power cords for the 13 " Macbook Pro has been highly disappointing and frustrating. From the reviews by other customers I read on just the first page I can see we are all disgusted with the quality and price. Twice this year the prongs for the magnetic connection have broken off! I can connect them for awhile but then the connection starts to fail and I have to grit my teeth and replace the device.

    Surely Apple could reengineer the power adapter so that it does not fray, burn, fall apart as is reported by so many loyal customers. Paying almost $90 to replace it is wearing on my patience as well as confidence that Apple stands behind its products. I would appreciate it if customer support would contact me regarding the issue.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive.

    I've had my MacBook since 2008 and since I've bought it I've had to replace the charging cord several times. While I may not lose the charging function of the cord, it frays excessively. I'm well aware that things will grow weathered and tattered - such is life, nothing lasts forever. This is out of control though. I'm a huge supporter of Apple and their products but this is one thing that really grinds my gears. They look and act cheap but they're sure to put a hole in the average Joe's pocket. It's a shame its our only option.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wires inside the cable are too fragile...

    The magnetic attachment is the best thing since sliced bread. Saved my computer many many times. But I've used up several of these units over the years, and it's just a simple (and stupid) matter of the tiny tiny tiny wires inside the small cable breaking. And they're completely unrepairable. It's just stinging out on a very expensive power adapter. Shame.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Plastics

    After all the problems with the G4 series adapers I was really hoping you would get it right this time. Nope. Same issues. The intersection points on the adapters fail over time (fraying and splitting). I could understand a bit of wear at the insertion point for the laptop, but the terminals failed at the same rate, (the damage was identical on both ends of the adapter). I am not one of those people who pull the adapter out of the wall with a yank, most of the time my adapter stays plugged into one place. To me that means the plastics used were inferior (eroding and changing color). At $79 to replace, this feels like a kind of extortion. Very unhappy loyal customer.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable at All - Time to rethink the design.

    I followed the care instructions the the letter... and yet my charger's wires became twisted and bent underneath the rubber coating. This will eventually lead to stressed and frayed connections... Not to mention this is my SECOND charger in 2 Year's time. This charger is not on par with the computer itself.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty charger

    I absolutely love my MacBook pro! This computer is the reason that I got into Web and Graphic design, but these chargers are something else. I have had my computer for 2 years and I have gone through 3 chargers. I will admit, coming from a PC, I roughed up the first one, but I absolutely babied the other 2 and they still broke on me. I found a place that will replace my charger a little better than AppleCare would though. It's kinda like charger insurance. It's my fix until Apple comes up with a better solution. It's called mac charger replacement on FaceBook. Hope this helps guys :)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed: 3rd charger in 5 years

    I have had my MacBook for 5 years now with minimal issues, yet I'm on my 3rd charger. It seems like a common problem if you look at the other reviews on this product. It's very frustrating to have to buy charger after charger at 80 some dollars a piece. I bought a Mac because I had heard about their outstanding reliability. It seems this only goes for the laptop itself, not the accessories. You would think that Apple would address the issue with so many dissatisfied customers.

    7 of 7 people found this useful