• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord

    The original I bought with the Mac frayed at the end that connects to the mac. I bought a replacement and it frayed in the exact same place.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprise! Another dead charger.

    Really. Less than a year. No broken wires. Just dead.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will they ever fix these?!

    I've just had to replace my MacBook charger for the FOURTH time in the last five years and I am not happy about it. The fraying was a little understandable during my masters when I was taking my charger from my flat to the library daily (it actually ended up causing a spark and subsequent smoke - super safe) but my current one that has just been for use around my room breaking fully and completely off? As in the thin bit of cable completely detached from the power pack - that's absurd. For 80 dollars (and unfortunately also 80 pounds in the UK - even though it was still under warranty they wouldn't do an exchange because I bought mine in the US) this stupid charger should last more than a year without going thread bare. Unfortunately they've got me over a barrel as I'd still like to use my MacBook Pro. Well done Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Second charger and still working

    I have a Macbook pro 15" Mid 2012. The first charger that I had with this computer got damaged in a year; the cable broke near the plastic charger.
    The second charger that I bought (from Apple Reatiler in Colombia) is working until now, I think that the most important thing to do is not trying to bend the thin cable under any circumstance, this strategy worked for me, and I pack the charger in my bag without bending this cable.
    Besides of that, I think that Apple engineers must redesign the thin cable on newer models, because it's so fragile.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power adapter ever

    While the power adapter seems nicely designed, a focus on function over form in this case would be much appreciated. Currently on my third power adapter (original + two replacements in two years). In both cases, the adapter just quit working without any warning. Luckily, I had gotten the Apple Care option when I ordered my MacBook Pro and both replacements were granted without additional charge, but I've had to take so much time off work to go to the Genius Bar and have them confirm that indeed, the power adapter has failed yet again. 5* for customer support (with Apple Care), 1* for bad product reliability.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and poor in quality

    I have the same problem everyone else seems to have. I don't like paying $80 a year for a new adapter when all I need is a new wire. I go to ridiculous lengths to keep the wire from bending at the magnetic head but the wire still frays within one year of f purchasing the dang thing. Replacing the wire would be cheap enough, but Apple has the wire and adapter connected so I have to pay for an expensive adapter as well. The solution is simple. Make the wire detachable from the adapter and sell it separately. Honestly, does anyone who designs Apple products use this charger?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    point blank period buy a mac pro and you'll be ponying up $50 to a $100 on a charger that YOU KNOW in a year will be breaking again. Never wanted to make a return to Windows but I've never had to replace one of their cords ever!!! and since I paid twice the price for Mac I expected better quality Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously priced junk!

    This is the fourth charger I will have to buy for my 2011 Macbook Pro. I don't understand why the cord yellows and frays at the Mac end of the charger. I read something about overheating, but considering the price I paid for this Macbook, I would expect better quality. That's the point of buying Apple isn't it?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 9 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.

    19 of 21 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    28 of 30 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.

    25 of 26 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.

    22 of 24 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.

    17 of 19 people found this useful