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    Weak magnet, always detaching!

    If you lift the macbook pro vertically, be sure to expect that more than half the time the charger will detach with ease. I understand that Apple was trying to improve on its old charger but I find fault in both versions. The previous model may have had a stronger magnet even. Any abrupt movement will cause this charger to detach. Extremely inconvenient when trying to charge and type on one's lap while sitting on the couch or in bed. Very disappointing!

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    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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    One month

    One month.That's how long it lasted.

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    Poor Design

    I have owned my Macbook pro for about 13 months now, and the cord came with the computer, both unused. Now, the cord has frayed both at the top where it plugs into the computer, and right by the adaptor. In fact, I have accidentally burned my hand a couple of times when I touched the cord to unplug it, because hot wires are sticking out of the place where the rubber has broken. I am ordering a new cord now, but I wish Apple would listen to the many customers urging them to update this design. If you are going to require your customers to use a cord that you produce, you should make it a cord that is worth purchasing, especially if you're going to charge 80 freaking dollars for it. As it stands, this cord is poorly made, and is easily damaged with normal use. If there were an alternative to the apple cord, I would be buying it without hesitation.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Currently on my 4th adapter

    Admittedly, I've had my MBP for 3 and a half years but for 100 bucks I'd expect a longer lifespan. Adapter cord always wears down at the attachment to the power block.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

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    Magsafe 2 is a poor design

    I've had my Macbook Pro for two days. And I'm already over the new power adapter. It will NOT stay attached. Very little magnetic force to keep it connected to the macbook. It sticks out 90 degrees perpendicular to the computer. The old power adapter was more parallel to the side. It also had a stronger magnetic force connection, so it stayed put. You really have to keep an eye on this new power adapter to make sure it stays connected. The slightest inadvertent bump and it falls off.

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    The weakest link of whole laptop

    This is a really fragile & terrible adapter. I've bought Mac 15 Pro Late 13 1.5 years ago. And my charger stops charging on the first week.
    Then I've goes back to the shop and there's MAGically starts working... :) And now this happen again...
    Apple, do I need to comes back to the shop for the next portion of the magic for my magsafe?

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    Repeated issues with fraying cord and ceasing functioning

    Haven't had any issues with the LED or magnet strength as others have mentioned. However, charger came with late 2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Have had to replace it TWICE after the cable began fraying at the base of the adapter and subsequently ceased functioning. Issue has been going on for years, yet the design does not appear to change. All while repeatedly paying over $80 each time for a defective product. Haven't experienced such poor build quality with any other Apple product.

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    just awful

    Why did it break? I have no idea? It just stopped working. :\

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    Why did it change?

    I had a mac before which was unfortunately stolen, and was skeptical of some of the changed features with the newer ones. I was right to be, although it's not the mac itself; I don't understand why the power adapter was changed. I have seen reports saying that it was to stop laptops being pulled over when the cord got caught but I can't move even the slightest without it falling out which will in turn cause me to use more charge cycles because it's such a hassle. I think they should send out the snuglet with each of these new power adapters.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

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    Frayed cord in less than 2 years

    Really disappointed with the quality of the charger considering it already frayed and now won't work at all and that I probably won't get a warranty replacement.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

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    I can't believe I'm joining the crowd but they were right.

    After a year of HUMAN usage the cable frayed at the end that plugs into the laptop. I didn't abuse it. I didn't stretch and I was gentle. It frayed nevertheless.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

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    Terrible Design

    Such a poor design by apple. Wire frayed in 6 months from both ends.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

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    Not even a month old!

    I bought this MacBook Pro on Dec. 16th 2015, last night Jan. 5th 2016, I smelled something burning under my desk. I have a ton of cables down there to the Mac Mini and everything but with further investigation I found that it was the MagSafe Power adapter.. Literally not even a month of use and it has melted, Listen to the reviews and just avoid this. I would spend the money to get the MagSafe original and buy the MagSafe 2 adapter for $9.99..

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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    started to break in a few months

    my adapter started to break in 1st few months but hung in there until now (16 months) and finally melted due to stripped plastic at the base of the adapter. bad design!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    2 Chargers in 1 year... says it all

    Charger does not leave the home, the cable isn't warn out, but just stops working. First charger, cable melted and frayed. Very disappointed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

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    This is a piece of trash.

    I've had to buy 3 of these horrible chargers in the last year. They continually break and the wires don't work. They didn't quite think this design through...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

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    Design Flaw

    The biggest flaw for me is the fact how easily the charger disengages from the laptop. Every little movement will disengage it, rendering it completely useless and absolutely frustrating. Please update the design...or go back to the old one.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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    Literally blew up whilst in use

    My power adaptor blew up tonight during regular use. A popping sound, a flash of light and a burning smell and no more power. I would expect the power adaptor to last the life of the laptop, and two years doesn't cut it. $129 to replace! Not happy :-(

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    Frustrating Design Flaw.

    Like many others, this cord breaks quickly and, for me, in the same spot both times (I.e. The thin chord emerging from the square). That part gets hot while charging and the wire is too thin to handle the heat and the inevitable bending at that point. I asked someone at Jump+ why this is happening and what the solution is and why it isn't covered when it is obviously a design flaw. He said because the wire is exposed for all they know an animal could have done it. Then he recommended plastic cable protectors to reinforce that part of the new cord I will have to buy. An item they don't sell. I went to best buy and the apple rep said that I should charge my laptop on a desk and hook the cord up using black clips and make sure it is never tugged. Also to use a spring from a ballpoint pen to reinforce that area. Here's what I think, if I'm spending 100 bucks on a cord that charges a laptop it should be designed so that it can withstand travelling (which I'm not even doing). Oh and maybe don't expect people to spend even more time and money on DIY fixes so this thing doesn't break so quickly. I love Apple and am disappointed that they sell such a product, blame their customers for the problem, and do nothing to fix the issue.

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