• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 chargers in 2 years 4th on its way!

    It's the worst product you can buy from Apple. I had to buy 3 chargers in 2 years. The problem is the pins in the magsafe connector get burned. They are spring loaded but when they won't connect well they get burned resulting in jammed pins, resulting again in bad connection, more resistance more heat. Today I even burned my fingers trying touching the connector. Again I have to buy a charger. The fourth!. Apple why is it so hard to focus on this problem. Seeing all the bad reviews this is a serious problem especially paying 3000 euro for a Macbook Pro Retina.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It blew up!

    My Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter literally just popped like a party popper! The smell is crazy. No power surge or cause. I have taken great care of it and am really upset as these chargers are expensive to replace. I have read numerous reviews saying the same thing has happend to others. Quite disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    I find it scandalous that Apple produces chargers of such low quality. Mine broke already after 7 months, I paid 1 500 euros for my laptop which is very much and therefore I expect quality. A new charger costs 90 (!) euros which is a tremendous amount of money. It is really scandalous. I used a Macbook charger that I got with a Macbook in 2009 for more than 6 years and that one was made of a better material and it lasted much longer (it still works today). Why would you even decrease the quality? It really makes me wonder.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst design ever

    my 4 year old iMac had the original magsafe with no problems and designed very well, the new magsafe2 does not stay plugged in and its not durable

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rare Junk From Apple

    You know, you shouldn't even have to think about your power supply. It should be a non-issue. It should be invisible. This mis-designed mutant wart certainly is not.

    I was introduced to my first MacBook Pro in 2009, and it had the MagSafe 1. Didn't even know it was there. I could move my laptop...set it on the arm of my chair...move it over so the cat could jump and get some love...set it on the table or retract my chair to get up and set it on the ground...didn't matter what I was doing, it stayed attached to the computer BECAUSE IT WAS OUT OF THE WAY.

    The MagSafe 2 hangs out there just begging to get knocked off, and it gets its wish 5-10 times per night. I can't have the computer on my lap with it connected without either disconnecting it, or scrunching my legs together uncomfortably to make room on the side for the wart...but by then the cable has fallen off again.

    This product is mid-90's tech and shouldn't be on a state of the art 2015 computer. Apple should be ashamed...should re-design a power supply of tech contained in the new model put together with the practicality of the old model...and exchange the re-designed supply free of charge with us that spent way too much for an Apple product to begin with. Disgusting.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could read all these reviews

    I agree with all these diasapointed customers: Feel like am stuck with a very expensive laptop, which I am okay with. However, even the replacement power adapter is not working any more. Does apple really expects their loyal customer to stick around if they keep handing them such a bad power adapters?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    When purchasing my new MacBook Pro, I noticed they changed the charger back to the original T shape, rather than the L shape I had previously had. I am extremely disappointed with the T shape, as it seems to fall out of my laptop much easier than the L shape. Most times, I do not charge my battery up to 100% because the charger gets knocked out so easily. Therefore, I have to let my battery drain back down again in order to not ruin my battery life. I hope Apple decides to bring back the L shape charger.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix The Cord

    After all these years, why does the cord still fray? This situation is absurd.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power brick is a dead brick now

    Its less than 2 years and the MagSafe 2 power adapter stopped working, no smoke / no heating problems. Wire is all intact, yet it just stopped working one fine day.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Of three versions since 2006, MagSafe 2 is the worst….

    I experienced 3 versions of MagSafe. The first one on a MBP of 2006 was of similar shape as the MagSafe 2, though a bit smaller. I have been running that MBP without battery and never experienced any crash because of a disconnected MagSafe, it just stayed connected. The next MagSafe I got with my first unibody MBP of late 2011, an improved, slimmer version, that connected better and firmer and again I never experienced any problem with it, it just stayed connected.

    And now MagSafe 2 with the MBP Retina 2015: since the 4 weeks that I have it, it has disconnected at at any possible occasion, when I am carrying the MBP, when I move it on the desk. Very, very unsatisfying for a third generation product...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful charger

    Have replaced this 2x in 2 years. How can apple design be this poor?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give it 0 stars if I could

    The only "official" way to replace that thin wire that gets frayed from normal use is to buy another $99 (CAD) adapter - way to go Apple.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate.

    Absolutely hate this charger. The design is just terrible. Unplugs if you cough too hard. Unplugs if you breath on it incorrectly.
    Also, the cord is cracking and destroyed at the end near the base and I have to buy a whole new charger for $80. Worthless.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too delicate

    Easily frayed, mine started smoking and stopped working.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst power adapter

    The metal shield of the adapter has worn of and im getting electroshocks by touching it ...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wouldnt be mad if it wasnt so overpriced

    So I owned one for over a year now and the part where the cable leaves the adapter broke off. There's no way to fix it or replace it... And a new one goes for 90 euros at my nearest apple reseller!! This is ridiculous! This much for a product that's not even reliable in quality... I used to be a huge fan of apple products but lately all i'm facing is disappointment. Im not surprised magsafes are getting terrible reviews.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    Plug has failed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing garbage

    I switched to Apple around 2000 and have gone through a bunch of their notebooks from the Ti PowerBook, a handful of MacBook Pros, and a MacBook Air, and I've had almost every generation of iPhone, and a few iPods. Apple may make great products, but their cables are consistently awful.

    MagSafe I at least worked well but II is weak and barely sticks and every single one I've ever had has turtlenecked and occasionally shorted.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheat, expensive, and disposable. Not what expected for 80

    I had to replace my charger because the wire just broke, I do take really good care of the cable but this disposable one will cost 80 dollars to replace! It overheats and when working on my lap it easily gets disconnected.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How many "terrible" reviews before Apple FIXES this?

    Apple,
    Its bad enough the stupid things DIE on an annual basis but now we get to go BACKWARDS in physical design as well?! Shortly after the original MagSafe adapter with the square body at the magnetic connection came out, the right-angle version of the original MagSafe power adapter became available which at least allowed you to USE your LAPTOP computer on your LAP without the stupid thing disconnecting! But now, with the advent of the MagSafe 2 adapter we HAVE gone BACKWARDS to the design that DIDN'T WORK the first time it was employed! Now, Apple hardware has gone the way of Microsoft software. Yes, its true, the original MagSafe and MagSafe 2 adapters are NOT interchangeable making the new one NOT backward compatible to older machines and the original adapter incapable of charging a newer machine! But if that isn't enough to be frustrated about, the design HAS gone backwards matching the design of first generation MagSafe adapters which makes it all but impossible to keep the power adapter connected while you USE it! I only regret that I am not able to give this LESS than one full star because for a company that otherwise makes such good and reliable hardware, ya done screwed this one up... completely... again!

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