• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    macbook air charger is garbage engineering

    What a pain in the proverbial ! Apple has some great products but their charger for the MacBook air is garbage and is the weak link in an otherwise excellent product. Ya gotta wonder if it was on purpose so they can sell accessories. I can't believe that they could have made something so inferior when the technology is available to make a great charger that would last.
    Really lowered my opinion of Apple products.

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    Have had to replace the mag safe at least once a year. My latest one lasted 4 months. Expensive and frustrating. Bad product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

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    Very Disappointing, 3rd Adapter in 4 years

    I am very disappointed with this product. I expect high quality products from Apple and I had to replace this adapter at least 3 times. Each time the magnet and/or cord stops delivering charge to my MacBook Air.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one

    I have already replaced the adapter 3 times. So annoying! Please apple team do something!

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    Come on Apple, admit that product should be replaced

    This is the fourth magsafe adapter that i have to buy in 6 years. I am now replacing my computer because of this and the next one doesn´t have fruit in the back of the screen!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    45W MagSafe Power Adapter Cord Fraying!

    It appears that the issue I'm having with my Mac Air Power Adapter cord is not unique. It's about six years old. The Mac Air has been great and looks brand new. But, I cannot say the same for the power cord.

    I've read many, many others who have taken the time to type a review stating their distain for this product. Apple produces a newer version of this power adapter, but I'm extremely hesitate to spring $80 for it. I will look elsewhere.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted Six Years

    I use my desktop more than my laptop. My Macbook Air is a 2010 model. Yesterday I saw that the part of the cord next to where it connects to the laptop has damage- the rubber??? has torn off the wires. So I am buying a new adapter. So it lasted six years. Heck, I should have bought a new laptop, but this one works fine. Should I cover the broken area with electrical tape? Should I put tape on the new adapter? I guess I will check out the other reviews, which are negative.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter has worked well for me.

    I've had my Macbook Air computer with its 45W MagSafe 2 power adapter for about 4-5 years and the adapter has always worked well. I've been in the habit of winding the cord around the body of the adapter and storing it when I'm not using it. And there is a small (1 mm in diameter) opening in the plastic cord covering several mm up from the cord's collar at the adapter. This opening is at the place in the cord where it makes a sharp almost 180 degree angle as it comes out of the adapter and starts to wind around the body of the adapter. I"ve since started winding the cord around the flip-up hooks that the body of the adapter has for cord winding. However it still works OK.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On My Third Adapter

    These things are of the poorest quality. I don't bend the cord and keep the adapter on my desk where the cord is always straight. Yet, every single one frays at the base where the cord connects to the power supply. I've never had power cords on any product come apart like this. Apple ought to be ashamed for not addressing this problem, which has been evident every since they went to the MagSafe design. Then, to add insult to injury you have to pay $85 (with tax) to get a replacement. I'm on my third one and when it comes time to upgrade my laptop I'm going to strongly consider the competition.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely horrendous low quality product

    My MBA stands still on the desk...I don't move, therefore I do NOT plug it in or out...Nor do I touch it the Mag Safe adapter, but the cable only needed a few month...read less than 3 - before it started to break. Brought it from the Apple store (original) , went back and complained. They couldn't do anything...I was plugging it in and out to much. I stressed it was only the third time...oh but you look strong:-( Maybe I had a room with mold..yes, that he said to me...My humidity level is 40-60%..only the Apple cables do this...contacted the EU consumer protection board, quote "The drown in complains regards Apple cables"..

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality for its price

    I got my macbook air 11' at 2012 as the travel laptop to replace the heavy Mac Pro. The Air still works perfectly without any problem. Love it! However, my third adapter is totally dead today, and I need to buy the forth one! The second one is free from apple, since the first one is dead after only half-year using. After that I need to pay these poor quality adapter by myself.

    I really believe this adapter has some design issue. It is not make sense that the adapter has much shorter life than the laptop itself.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage---and way too expensive to replace.

    These adapters are poorly designed and will commonly fail after a few years. While frustrating, I might be willing to purchase a replacement from Apple if they were reasonably priced at $25. Instead I'll be turning to Amazon, in hopes that I can find something that will actually work, as $80 is just plain insulting. Shame on you Apple.

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    Apple, how could a cord be so poorly designed?

    My second MacBook Air power adapter is fraying, I am very angry that Apple does not replace the pitiful power cords for free and redesign the cords. What a waste of money, I am not sure I will buy another Apple product!

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    A Waste

    Such a trap, I would recommend not even buying a Macbook at this point. After my first two chargers from Apple crapped out, I bought a couple knockoffs from eBay (costed $13). They each worked fine for about 6 months, until they drained my computer battery and I had to pay Apple $150 to fix it. And now I'm stuck wasting more money on an $80 charger that probably won't even last me a year. Ridiculous that they charge so much for a charger that won't last. If I had the money, I would definitely go out and buy a non-Apple laptop right now.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

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    Piece of Trash

    Don't buy this it's not worth it!!!! Apple needs a new design and a cheaper price!!!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My charger has worked fine from 2011 until now (2016)

    I am very happy with the quality of the cord. It is only now just showing the exposed wires. I bought a new one off Ebay because these here are so expensive, but it didn't last even a month. Now I'm going to have to buy this $80 cord. I'm hoping it's the same quality as the one I got back in 2011.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It''s a Shame, bad quality

    The charger cable, plugs and everything are in perfect state but it just doesn't work, a $79 replacement is just too much considering the bad quality from factory but there is no option, so we are stuck on buying another one.

    Apple cables quality is the worst of all.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could we give 0 stars?

    As much as I love my Macbook Air, I hate the battery charging. I had trouble with the first cord and assumed it had a defect. But the new one functions just as poorly: I have to jiggle it, reinsert it, etc just to get it to start charging, and of course there is no point in moving it once you have hit the magic spot. As others have noted, it falls off at the slightest touch. It is sad that a product so excellent in so any other ways should have this as an Achilles Heel.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

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    Third MagSafe Power Adapter -- Same problem with it fraying

    I replaced two power adapters while my MBA mid-2011 was under Apple Care. The same problem each time: it would fray near the brick. I was very careful to not let the cord pinch and never wrapped it too tightly, just like the instructions say on the Apple website. Now with my third one, which I received about a year ago right before my extended Apple Care expired, it is the same problem. Not only is it frustrating, it's dangerous. I wondered why it wasn't connecting well yesterday and could have easily shocked myself under my desk or my kids at home before seeing the wires sticking out. I wish I knew of a trustworthy alternative.

    Now I am thinking that I should reinforce whatever replacement I get with electrical tape before it becomes a problem again.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

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    This charger is awful.I only use it for school and suddenly it stop working!. Now I am forced to buy an $80 charge which I'm sure it will broke next year.
    APPLE NEEDS TO REINFORCED THE QUALITY OF THESE CHARGERS. $80 for a charger is ridiculous expensive.

    21 of 21 people found this useful