• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't charge

    • Written by from Eden prairie

    My mac doesn't charge even though its plugged in for hours. May be the magnet doesn't fit properly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls off too easily

    • Written by from Short Hills

    The plug is constantly falling off. No matter how carefully I move my laptop, any movement of any kind results in the plug falling off. Very frustrating. This did not happen with the previous generation.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk ... disposable quality!

    • Written by from Salem

    Apple's power adapters are awful quality, it's a running joke in our family they are so disposable. We've had a couple dozen MacBook's in the past few years for business and personal use, and every one of them has required at least 2-3 adapter replacements. The white cord splits, frays and inevitably fails - and we are very easy on them (they stay stationary and aren't traveled with) ... the only wear is plugging it into our machines. Our latest casualty actually looked like a fireworks show as it finally gave out and started sparking and flashing in a very dangerous way. SO disappointed that Apple hasn't addressed the quality issues here!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What? How can a 2000 € computer have a cable as wimpy as this?

    • Written by from Düsseldorf

    My MacBook & cable are exactly 1 year and 5 months old. And yesterday the cable just stopped working. No signs of damage. Everything still nice and neat and perfect - except - it stopped working. WHY oh WHY must Apple do this to me? Thank goodness I spent a fortune on a cover-all guarantee for 500€. I would have gone stark raving mad if they had asked me to pay for the new one. Actually one of the salesmen even thought so, but he was corrected by his colleague. This is unacceptable for a machine this expensive. There has to be at least one other way of charging the MacBook as a backup solution. The MagSafe comes with a little cap which I obviously lost at some stage, my new resolution is to always put that cap on when the charger is not in use. But somehow I have an inkling feeling that its going to be kaputt again next year - no matter what. I don't want to speculate - but - I don't think Apple is interested in selling MacBooks that last forever - so maybe they can deactivate the chargers from a distance??? This is the kind of nonsense people conjure when Apple fails them. Make it go away!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate.

    • Written by from Greenbrier

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Product - Money Maker for Apple

    • Written by from Houston

    I'm on my third charger, a total of ~$270 wasted due to the thin white cord getting damaged from light use. The white coating breaks down and exposes the wires and then I have to fiddle with the cable to get it to charge until it eventually fails. Surely there is alarm for fire hazard. I'm now looking at going back to a windows machine because Apple insist on making lame chargers that they know will fail so we have to keep buying them. Discusted! I dont like the Mac Book over a Window Box enough to have to keep dumping money on chargers.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Coldstream

    The magnet is WEAK and detaches from the computer with next to no movement. At the point where the cord enters the collared section on the side of the adapter it has given way, the wires have frayed, and the adapter no longer works. I have two other adapters that are considerably older that still work beautifully (I've added mag adapters in order to use them).

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who designed this ? MicroSoft ?

    • Written by from Sparta

    The unit is a pain to store in a laptop case trying not to break the cable from the main powerhead. It should have been designed with a quick disconnect head, like on the other end, where you can coil the cable and store properly. Then if this wire is in need of replacement, it isn't $80.00 for the entire unit, just a cable.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product. I'd put zero stars if I could!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    First of all, even if this adapter were well designed and manufactured, it shouldn't cost so much to replace it if needed. Outrageous!
    After paying so much for this computer, the last thing I want is to shell out more money for an adapter that has already proven itself to function badly and fall apart quickly.
    What's wrong with this adaptor?
    * It comes unplugged way too easily
    * It pulls out of the computer constantly. The magnet isn't strong enough
    * Within a short time, it has gotten badly frayed near where it attaches to my laptop
    This adapter gets worse reviews than most of the knockoffs, which doesn't surprise me.
    C'mon, Apple, keep up your reputation for great design and improve this lemon!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Coating on the cord just falls off

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Extremely poor build quality. 6 months after purchase the rubber coating around the cord between the computer and the AC adapter just starts falling off.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from Täby

    suddenly after less than two years

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the smell of burning electronics in the morning.

    • Written by from Zgierz

    My Magsafe 2 died 2 months after the warranty on my 15" Retina MBP ended. Now I have a large $80 paperweight with a cable that smells of burned electronics. It was plugged into a power-strip with nothing but a lamp and the strip was plugged into the wall directly. Didn't change anything in my setup for a long time and now this, out of the blue. Apple does not repair it even if you want to. Buy new or nothing. Magsafe from 2009 MBP still going strong.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cord Insulation

    • Written by from Venlo

    The quality of the insulation of my Magsafe adapter is terrible, it just falls apart after 1,5-2,5 years. As does the insulation of my Gigabit ethernet adapter cord.
    I'm thinking about getting other than apple next time i'm going to buy a laptop for professional use, which will be shortly, not only because of the magsafe adapter...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Cord Flimsy & Falls Out

    • Written by from Bailey

    My computer is not even 3 days old. I was surprised at how flimsy the new MagSafe power cord was in comparison to my old one that is now 7 years old and works perfectly. The new cord falls out repeatedly, so I decided to see if I was the only one experiencing this problem. Good grief! I was shocked to read such poor reviews for a product that prides itself on quality. Now I'm not only concerned about the longevity of the product but the safety as well. I've got 12 days left to decide if I keep this computer or return it and get my money back because of something that would be such an easy fix.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out all the time

    • Written by from Southsea

    This is an AWFUL power adapter. I can't even move without it falling out. As for the quality of the wire I've had mine for a year and so far see no signs of wear and tear despite frequent travel. I am aware of how flimsy and cheap it is so I'm extra careful when packing it. Please please change this flimsy little adapter...we expect more after having spent a bomb on a laptop.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter

    • Written by from MURRIETA

    I agree with everyone's complaints. I'm now on my third Apple 85W MagSafe Power adapter. With all Mac's tech brilliance, you'd think they could come up with an adapter that would last as long as the computer! That flimsy thing attached to the magnet is just plain interior.

    Really, Apple. You can't do better? Or is this $80 replacement too big a money maker to improve?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid like the plague

    • Written by from FORT WORTH

    My first charger lasted two years before the wire covering from charger to laptop discoloured and started to unravel. Now having had this charger for just over a year and being meticulous in taking care of the charger, the wire from the charger to the laptop looks much worse than the previous charger. My wife even put some vinyl tape on it but even than the insulation or covering around the wire looks so discoloured and it is unraveling even more. I feel like I have to buy two chargers, one for work and one for home. This is nuts!

    Why can't Apple make a better product and NOT cheap out on the safety and integrity of this product? Apple, you are giving yourself a BAD name for a simple fixable solution, which is use better material and insulation for the wire between the charger and the laptop.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Halt all production at Apple.....

    • Written by from Columbia

    The quality of the cord on these things today are disgraceful. Apple should HALT all production on ALL new phones and gadgets until this insipidly SIMPLE product fail is solved. The quality of the cord is disgusting for its $80 price tag. My second adapter cord is FRAYED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORD. It doesn't even travel because I have TWO Thunderbolt displays at work and a second cable in my home office. The cord 98% is near my bed, unfolded but managed to get frayed---IN THE MIDDLE--and then eventually near the magnetic connection end. This one year old cord is JUST as frayed as my old MacBook 13 inch cable from 2008!!! HOW is that possible?!?!? I am thoroughly uninterested in ANY new Mac hardware until THIS simple yet ridiculous default is fixed OR the price of adapters is cut in half. They literally don't last the warranty of a basic MacBook computer. HOW insane is that? Do better Apple. Steve Jobs is NOT pleased. The biggest scam the company has ever pulled on consumers. Negative 5 stars!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As bad as everyone says.

    • Written by from Austin

    The best way to describe my disappointment is by comparing this product to my last Apple power adapter: My previous MacBook Pro lasted 6 years and the power adapter lasted just as long, despite weekly national and international travel, use, and abuse. The old cords did not split or fray. This adapter is barely nine months old and only travelled by air once. Daily, I travel about four miles round trip to school and back with the computer and adapter properly stored in a briefcase. At seven months, through routine use, the thinner cord frayed and split right as it exits the transformer. Absurd that Apple, a company that I am normally ecstatic over, does not fess up to this default and do something to make it right.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    this thing breaks itself exposing the wire making you pay an extra 100 dollars every year and a half

    9 of 9 people found this useful