• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short-circuited my Macbook

    I've been using this charger since 2 years and the cord at the base of the adapter started fraying after a year and soon after that the contact was loose. Most of the time it simply didn't charge so I had to play around with the cord to make it work again. Today it was the usual but suddenly the cord sparked and short-circuited my Macbook. I was working on something important while this happened which infuriated me. I'd rather buy a laptop from another brand now than this poor-quality/designed overpriced power adapter.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    This is the worst charger I've ever had. The cord snaps near the base and there is no way to replace the cord, you have to replace the whole charger for $80. If the cord wasn't attached in such a terrible location, it wouldn't fray as easily. The base of the cord should be reinforced or removable so it does not bend and break.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    This product barely lasts a year before the plastic coating disintegrates. My first one happened close to the magnetic head, the last two in the middle of the cord. Apple should offer free replacement or take the defective product off the market. At $100 a pop, it's outrageous that these things are so very poorly made.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Peice of absolute junk

    So your broke or need a new charger for you MacBook and Apple thinks they can charge from $100-$120. Here is my problem, sure it's a apple product so it's expensive but I've ordered a charger on Amazon for $30 tonight. I chose to go aftermarket becuse all of their chargers break in the same areas. I have owned a 15" MacBook Pro since 2010 and it's still a storing running machine, but only if I could say that for their chargers. For 6 years I have owned this laptop I have had to buy about 5 chargers and just bought my 6th tonight. And the only way is that Apple can justify me to buy there charger is that it will void my warranty. Which is already way passed. Also I'm a student in high school and nowadays laptops are very important. So now that I have had to buy a new charger that means that I can't charge my laptop because it is dead and the charger doesn't work so I have to use other methods of taking notes then all the other school work I do then I have to copy it over to my laptop then submit it. If apple could make their chargers out of metal to protect this or even make it braided like the native Union iPhone chargers then there chargers would be a hole lot better. I believe Apple should really change their price. And to top it off on Amazon most of the aftermarket chargers actually get a higher rating than this charger here, that has got to say something about the quality here. Please make the right decision and please think before you buy this and regret it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    third charger i bought has burned itself out?

    I have had to buy two chargers and now i wont even have money right now to get one when i new my laptop the most what do i do? This charger has cost me to much money allready and i know when i go to the store there most likely just gonna tell me to buy a new one. what I do to get a new one. I should not have to pay for a third one. please help.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the worst

    No matter how careful I am, I need to replace my power cord every year. These need to be completely redesigned so that the cords don't wear out so easily.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Charger

    I have had my apple computer since 2008, yet I've had to replace the charger 2-3 times since I first got my machine. These chargers fray very easily and are over priced. Sometimes, I wish I wasn't an apple customer because of it.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best, but not terrible.

    I've had the same charger for my Macbook Pro 15 inch for 5 years now, and I'm just now having to buy a new one because it's making strange sounds when I plug it in. 5 years isn't great, but I think it's pretty good considering how much I toted that thing around during college.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Atypical

    Unlike most Apple products, this one is absolute junk. It features a poor design and the small cord twists and breaks in just a short time. The replacement price? I could only laugh. I'm on my third one in as many years and am disgusted.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am ordering my 3rd in 3 years!

    Can't believe it's broken again! The worse product from Apple and it is too expensive.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was forced to give this 1 star.

    My first 85W MagSafe Adapter nearly lit me on fire and the replacement that I bought less than a year ago has also come to its demise... This. Is. Infuriating.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I sure hope the next macbook pro I get has a better power adapter

    This is the 3rd power adapter I've had to buy for my Early 2011 17" MacBook Pro. The first one had a cable cracking near the block just after the stress relief. I quickly purchased another one so I would have a spare "just in case". Now the new one is going haywire near the magnetic connection where the light stays lit and flickers for a few minutes after being unplugged. Everything has been cleaned around the ports, so I'm buying another one "just in case". I'm going to be nursing this computer along until the next refresh comes out because I'd like the new trackpad and maybe the new usb port.

    And for the record, I HATE the idea that I'm going to have to drop down to a 15" model. That 17" model was really the sweet spot for me.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disastrous charger design

    I am on perhaps my 8th charger of this type.
    The expected time to failure is less than one year.
    I am, unfortunately, buying another two of these chargers, since I am
    hostage to apple's monopoly.

    It is inexcusable that a company which prides itself on design should
    overlook an update to this product. Is there no longer a product
    manager in charge of this product? Perhaps they have quit showing up to
    work, given that all Apple seems to care about is phones and ipads.

    Depressing.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger Ever!

    I have had to buy 4 new macbook pro 85w magsafe power cables for me and my wife's computers in JUST the past 18 months!!! It is completely unnacceptable to have to spend $320 on new power cables in that short of a time. I love Apple, but this is one of their worst products. Please change this, and give me new chargers for free.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power supply cord fails

    How do all the the other companies manage to create power supplies with wires and connections that don't fray and break? Perhaps Apple favours shallow aesthetic design over real functionality.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality & expensive

    Ditto to all other comments. What other company makes charging cords that fail. Apple is only one. And then charge astronomically price to replace... Going with Google or Microsoft when time for new laptop.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd charger down

    apple you can do a better product!! you ve put a removable part on one end of the power adaptater how hard would it be to do the same system on the other end where the cable is the weakest so we could just replace the broken part? Because not only the product is too fragile, soooo expensive, but it is frustrating and not ecological to trash a perfect working transformateur just because a basic electric cable is broken!!

    with the new macbook pros you issued a new cable without taking in consideration all the bad reviews....

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    I have a MacBook Pro, I use an iPhone, I still have my old iPods - I generally support Apple products and am a loyal customer.

    I got this particular laptop at the end of 2011. I have gone through 4 chargers. 4. I am about to purchase a 5th. That is 1 charger per year people, at $80/a pop.

    Sometimes they just stop charging. Sometimes the cord starts to bend at a particular location and cannot be stopped. One time I let it go so far because I was trying to look for alternatives that some of the wires straight up burned through.

    UNACCEPTABLE APPLE!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously Expensive Rubbish!

    I love using my MBP and it has been a real workhorse but I'm now on my 3rd power supply and it's getting expensive! The original failed due to an unseen 'kink'. The second simply went 'bang' after only 2 years of service and then went dead. So I've spent $270 on power supplies now & I'm not happy!! I use plenty of other devices in my house and have NEVER had an issue with any other transformers...oh, except for an iPad 10w Adapter (which also bit the dust after about 12 months).

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality and materials

    The cord begins to fall apart right after the strain relief, probably from all of the straining. Would expect better quality from Apple, or at least a replacement plan for a faulty design.

    Disappointed i'm going to be purchasing one of these because i NEED to, got me good this time.

    22 of 22 people found this useful