• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two pins look burned not charging

    It seems like the pins aren't connecting, two look dark like they are burned, The light turns green like it is charged or charging and then it doesn't charge. I've had apple mac products for 20 years, my old computers worked flawlessly for 6+ years before I had to replace but my 17 inch Macbook pro died at 2 1/2 years old and then I got this 15 in macbook pro and now the charger is dying after 3 months! Apple products used to be worth the extra money because the quality was better but not anymore! I am going to buy another brand Dell Windows based instead of Apple if this laptop fails, after 20 years of bing Mac loyal.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy quality for an overpriced and even dangerous charger

    This is a device that transforms a household electric current from whatever it is in your country to 85 W and sends that electric current to the battery of your computer. It is not rocket science and the technology has been around for about a century now. Yet Apple has failed to construct a charger that holds up to normal daily use. Let's put aside that this charger has magnetic contacts that kind of work, most of the time. What blows my mind is how Apple let the focus on design compromise the usability and quality of such a premium product. The cables on this charger are way too thin and made from a material that doesn't hold up over time, eventually making this charger a death trap and fire hazard. If I were Apple I would be embarrassed. This is by far their worst innovation.

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  • 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

    Horrible- Didn't last 2 months

    Stopped working 2 months after buying my laptop brand new. It shouldn't cost $70 something bucks just for a cord that is horrible quality. Make a new design!

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    Apple Wake Up and Fix Your Power Cords

    When are you going to fix the issue you have with cords? For the price we pay for your products, the power cords with proper care should last the life of the product. Is it so hard to design a cord that does not fray in less than a year?

    This is the 2nd power cord I am forced to buy and my cord sits on a table. Owning a MAC should be a complete experience, not like having a Cadillac with a Pinto gas tank.

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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

    Didn't even last 9 months

    This cord is terrible, the thin part of the cord (connecting the power block to the computer) frayed and became unusable less than 9 months after I got it new with my computer. Plz apple fix this design...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANOTHER charger broken

    I'm buying another charger for £60. This one lasted 15 months and has now burnt out, just like the last one. It's becoming an annual replacement. So incredibly useless. Poor show from Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor cord for such an expensive laptop

    Purchased and it did not work after a couple of used. I spent a lot for this expensive laptop and had to go to store to buy a useless cord again for charging. At least do Sth bout the cord and make it properly to save your customer 's time

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    No strain relief at the computer connector. Mine got frayed and started smoking. EXPENSIVE

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    The wire keeps braking. It is the third MagSafe in 3 years. I love Apple products, but this Adapter doesn't honor the brand... and it is expensive!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    This charger has been a complete disappointment from the beginning, and now after just a year it is already broken. This should come as no surprise given that every single apple cord breaks in the exact same spot. The lightning connectors, 30 pin connectors, and this one most of all, are all complete junk. with 217 Billion dollars in cash you'd think they could spend a little more on some R&D to make something that actually lasts. I prefer the old style L connector to the new T design as many others have said.

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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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FIX THIS

    I loathe these adapters. It is no longer a secret to anybody that these things are a heinous piece of embarrassingly bad industrial design. Truly odious in the face of the brilliant IDEA of having a magnetic plug. It might actually be that departure that I find so utterly insulting, come to think of it. I have now taken to repairing them over and over and over from the same frayed cable housing problem to the point where my current one has now been repaired five times (including with bits from the previous one) and the parts of the plug are so worn from this that the stupid little metal tongue won't stay in place anymore and I am having to glue it with superglue. Obnoxious in every way that such a well-designed and thoroughly excellent laptop should come at the cost of such an insulting cash-cow of a charger scam.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought 2, both dead in a year. Awful circuitry!

    Low quality PCB design, high loads are very close to the output. I bought 2 Apple 85w Magsafe 2 Power Adapter, one of them exploted in front of me while going to plug it!! The other one was shortcircuited because the cable material isn't robust at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality - Poor Value

    When I pay $2k for a laptop, I expect the accompanying accessories to be just as well made. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't cost an arm and a leg to replace this item, but $79?! $79 I have to spend because Apple puts out a poor quality product. I'm ticked off and will not buy another Mac until Apple changes the durability of this charger. I don't like to feel ripped off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely frayed along the entire length of cord

    I do not abuse my cord. I do not have any animals. There are no rodents in my residence. Yet, my power cord looks like a leper. It is extremely frayed in multiple locations along the entire length of cord. I don't know why the plastic has just fallen apart.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design in functionality AND aesthetics

    The MagSagfe requires a lot of reworking. The lack of support at the stress points of the cord leaves it susceptible to fraying, especially when you employ the two prongs designed to pack the whole thing away. We're told that the design team chose not to implement support for these joints because they weren't aesthetically pleasing, and if a design team cannot come up with a beautiful design solution, then they aren't really doing their jobs. They chose aesthetics over functionality, but the power adapter is so awkward in design. The lower end is large and bulky whilst the path leading to the laptop is thin and flimsy. How are these two components meant to last alongside one another?

    I should not have to be the one to reinforce the cord's stress points with one of the many 'hacks' seen online addressing this issue. If people on the internet can devise a solution, surely the design team at Apple can too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a terrible piece of hardware

    I really took care of the one that came originally with my Macbook (really, the exterior looks new on the outside) and it broke anyway after 2 years.

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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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