• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire on power cord burns out from bending.

    • Written by from EASTHAM

    This is such an obvious design flaw. It is amazing that Apple doesn't do anything about it. We have had more than one Power adapter go bad because the thin cord breaks where it meets the white block. Other electrical cords like this have an inch or two of soft rubber or plastic to help absorb the stress on the wire. I just took about two or three inches of 2" wide clear packing tape and wrapped it around the base of the wire where it meets the block. I can already see that the stress on the wire will be alleviated. This cost me basically nothing. No reason I should have to cobble together a fix like this to a high-end product that should have the solution built in from the beginning.

    Also doesn't always connect to computer without some wiggling back and forth to get connection light to come on.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are just too fragile

    • Written by from Lille

    Ended up in this review page because after my cable frayed, I held it together with tape. Thought it would do the trick for a while but now I'm getting a lot of static noise through the headphones jack when the power cable is plugged in.

    Obviously like many other people I'm very disappointed, this being my 2nd charger that meets this fate. Now I would understand and keep relatively quiet if the price of a replacement charger wouldn't be so high, but this is getting annoying.

    The way I see it, this cable is either fragile on purpose, or nobody is reading these reviews.

    There's no pride to get from the quality of one's product when a flaw this obvious is not being taken care of.

    Very disappointed.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Caught on fire

    • Written by from Lemoore

    I'm giving this product 2 stars over 1 because my adaptor is the original one I received with my macbook over 3 years ago, and it's held up rather well for 3 years. However, I had to replace it today because it caught on fire. Luckily I only got up to grab something across the room and was back quickly to put out the small fire that generated where the adaptor connects to the computer. Had I left my laptop charging when I left for work, who's to say what would have happened. I think Apple needs to consider a redesign on this product and perhaps lowering the price.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was going to purchase one but then...

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    $80 is a bit much for a power cord. Even though my cord just started coming apart recently, I surely did not expect to see the multitude of negative comments. Now I'm not sure. I guess I'll use it until I no longer have a choice to avoid getting sucked into the loop of poor power cords. The adapter itself is like new, just the casing of the wire came apart. I take extremely good care of my computer products almost obsessively so, its how I make my living. So This is not really acceptable from a company worth x billions of dollars. We need a new set of eyes on these reviews.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One small cord issue, so many unhappy people

    • Written by from Guelph

    I have had my MacBook Pro 15" for a few years and i've LOVED it ever since! I'm one of the lucky ones who's power cord hasn't frayed on me for about 3 years, but now it's blown right out near where it connects to the computer. I'm with the other people here who ask to have the ability to replace the cord, not the entire power supply! It could be such an easy little fix, that would make so many of us happy! Sometimes it's the little things that people overlook, but make the biggest impact on a product. Please!!! Read these reviews and consider it! I wish I could attach a photo of my busted cord, but I might just mail it directly to you to see our frustrations, we all should, maybe they'll get the hint? Here in Canada I have to pay over $100 to replace mine. Not money I can exactly spend right now, but I have no choice.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My MagSafe Power Adapter became dangerous!

    • Written by from SILVER SPRING

    Like many of the other loyal Apple folks, my late 2008 Macbook Pro 15" power cord has completely stopped working. I had to buy a new one for $80.00 and while I understand it's older they should not die this way. I have taken extra good care of this older Macbook Pro and it's been amazing except for the power cord where it connects to the MagSafe wire. It is really not safe at all. It seems as if it could become a fire hazard and also it would be easy to fix with better quality wire! So I sadly join the crowd and ask Apple to repair and redesign the power cords and connectors so we can all love our Mac's 100%! Apple I really hope that you are listening!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get it right Apple

    • Written by from Grenora

    We have a MacBook Pro and it looks like I am going to have to buy a fourth charger for this. Two were replaced under warranty and I had to buy a third. This one still works -- somewhat. I have to constantly wiggle it around and get it just right in order for it to charge. I did not remember exactly the price of a new one. So, suffice it to say that I am quite displeased and had quite the sticker shock now when I have decided I need to buy a new one.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't complain to much

    • Written by from Gulfport

    I purchased my power supply in 2011 and it held up through a deployment and a 15 year old daughter. I agree could be a better design. Cord snapped at main power supply.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am now going to have to buy a third power supply

    • Written by from Studio City

    for $2500- macbook pro!!! 78% and counting....... thanks apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Started fraying in the MIDDLE of the cord!

    • Written by from Presint 14

    18 months. Of course it started fraying less than a year after purchase, but the tape have been holding up well in the last few months. But even that won't last, I know, because BEHOLD, other parts of the cord started fraying. Sooner or later the whole charger might just consist of tape, and knowing the danger, I know I have to spend that 90 dollars soon, which is a lot for a college student. That would last me about 10 days in food. But hey, a lot of essays to finish on my MBP. Thanks to my charger, I'll have to survive on one meal of noodles per day for a week and a half. Good reason to lose weight at least.

    After I'm done with my MBP, I might just switch to PC because as bulky as their chargers can be, at least they outlast the computer.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord

    • Written by from Lawrence

    Hey Apple, have you fixed this glaring, consistent, and completely fixable problem yet?

    No?

    How about now?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Novara

    Macbook pro purchased on 2011. Now I'm in 2014 and I'm getting the 3rd adapter.
    The 1st one broke on 2013 due to a short occurred to the cable external cover that broke and generated a short: everybody know of the bad quality of these cables, this the real weak point of such adapters
    The 2nd one broke on 2014, after 11 months of usage, due to an internal capacitor that failed (I could hear the noise while it failed).
    Now I'm at the 3rd one. Should I get a 4th one as replacement... just in case?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Thin cable jacket ripped

    • Written by from san diego

    I like the magnetic idea and the look of the charger, but after about a year the cable that goes from the computer to the transformer has ripped. For a charger that is 80 bucks, this should not happen. There is no reason why this charger shouldn't last longer than a year for 80 dollars. Obvious other people feel the same way. Apple please fix this. If the connection was detachable then I could just buy the smaller chord again, but its not. :o(

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Rochester

    This cord is not resistant enough. I just bought my second one less than a year ago and its already burned out. The problem is always the cord bending. There sure be an accessory that can protect it from bending.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality - WAY overpriced.

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I took pretty good care of this charger and after about 2 years it just stopped working and I had to wiggle it around to get it to work. The laptop itself still works like new. What gives? My fiance fixed it temporarily a couple times with solder and electrical tape, but it doesn't fix it for good. Just tonight it stopped working completely, even after moving the cord around for several minutes. I'm not about to spend another $80 on a charger that doesn't work any better than one that's $10.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality for high price

    • Written by from Espoo

    I've had to replace one of these due to the cable breaking apart from the connector.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frayed out

    • Written by from Ridgeland

    The bottom of my cord frayed and i had a short burn through the cable. I've had it a year and a half. I also had the clip that you're supposed to wind that cord around break after six months. This thing is expensive and should be more durable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to the Apple Store - One a Year

    • Written by from Lincoln

    The first time I had a problem, I thought I was simply mishandling the cord or twisting it the wrong way. A weak spot in the cord one day snapped and began fraying, about a month later there was nothing but exposed wire. Now I am on my fourth adapter because of this same exact problem. As a college student this is a huge inconvenience, I've already paid premium price for my computer, so having to continually buy overpriced and faulty adapters seems like an insult. Why have there been no upgrades over the past 4 years?

    The magnet connector would work great and the light indicator is always reliable. The three prong connector along with two prong adapter is very convenient. However the benefits of this cable mean nothing when it becomes un-functional.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small Cable Mod saves you $$ and annoyance

    • Written by from New Bedford

    I agree with the design flaws. But I uprchased white electrical tape for $2-3 and wrapped the thinner cable that's built into the Power Adapter to strengthen it. It's the same cable that came w/ my MBP from 2011 and it's in mint condition. That small mod has saved me any issues with it fraying or bending/breaking, and with white tape you can't even notice it.

    That location is the weakest part of the cable design in my opinion. I'll wrap the Port connector end if it starts to show wear but it's still in great shape. Just figured i'd try to help instead of leaving the 1,000,000th "poor cable" review...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One day it worked and the next it didn't

    • Written by from College Place

    I've had my computer for 14 months and haven't had a problem until today. Noticed my power supply was at 8% after charging overnight, and the amber or green indicator light was not on. Unplugged, re-plugged, changed outlets, tried to reboot the SMS - no luck. Never a problem until today. Reading the reviews, I have to agree...Apple get your stuff together and stop making such an inferior accessory.

    2 of 2 people found this useful