• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not eternal, but functional

    I have to replace the 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air, today, because the wire that connect to the charger is frayed. I got years of great service, and yes, things eventually break. The magnet always worked exactly the way it's supposed to -- trip over the cord and it releases instead of bringing the laptop crashing to the ground. I wish the cord part was modular, so I could just replace the frayed wire section, but it's not. And that's the price of constantly improving technology; for me it is worth $79 for the R&D and fantastic product design (and function!) that makes Apple products so wonderful. Oh, and I can either have it sent to me, for free, and get it in about 4 days, or mosey on down to my local Apple Store. Which is beautiful, and has hands-on displays of other stuff I want, and get information from the intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly staff. Or maybe are a FREE appointment at the Genius Bar, where they will explain what's wrong and fix it...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke :/

    I have it a year now its broken and apple expects $80 for a new one that ridiculous

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died in merely 2.5 years, Too expensive replacement

    Apple seems to have become the least reliable company these days. I've got some laptops from other brands that are still going strong, along with their original adapters, even after 7-8 years of heavy uses but this is the first time I've been failed miserably by a laptop's adapter (MagSafe 2). I'm in a far remote, rural area right now, needing to urgently finish and submit a project and thanks to Apple, my project and week is ruined completely. NEVER PURCHASING ANOTHER APPLE DEVICE.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    The cord that goes from the computer to the power block is very fragile. I took care of the charger but after a year and a half the connection between the block and the computer has begun to split open exposing wires. I have taped it up but I am afraid that soon the connection may break. The wire ought to be thicker and stronger near the block to prevent this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Of all Apple accessories, this is equalled for poor quality only by the phone charger. I am very careful with my equipment, but this began failing before it was 18 months old: insulation turned yellow and began disintegrating. A class-action suit would be a good way to solve this problem. Apple is headed into the toilet.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply stopped working after a year

    I'm very careful with my stuff, and this one just stopped working this morning, without notification or previous issues just like that... After reading the reviews here I found out that i'm not the only one. apple need to fix this product because it's extremly costy and doesn't much the brand quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple make them chargers look all fancy till the Wire wears away and cuts to the point where it no longer works how ever apple have to keep replacing mine because by low it's there fault they make the rubber cheap on them mind a love apple products never left any bad reviews ever but them chargers are a joke computers are amazing and very good where it comes to parts for charging apple not very good at making it am buying a new one this week witch Apple will refund me for 79pounds replaced two in 1 yaer so this time am going to protect the wire with type all around the wair hope it helps apple need to fix this make them stronger in every way ��

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible construction

    I take insanely good care of my apple products, in particular the power cord, since I know that these things are like the achilles heel of the system. I have had pretty much every generation of apple latptop since the 1990s and never have had problems with the charger. Now I have a deadline approaching, a single machine (this laptop) and when the battery dies, its end-game since the power adapter, which looks flawless mind you, is no longer charging the machine. I used a coworkers and it worked fine so it is no the machine itself.

    Guess it was time for Apple to shake me down for another almost 100 bucks for a garbage power supply. sigh.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quickest failing power adapter I've owned

    Of all the power adapters I've had for laptops, iPads, and iPhones, this one failed in the least time. And it cost the most. The wires at the magnetic plug are intermittent.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The cord on these always seems to fray, exposing the wires. Going through my 3rd in 2 years. The worst made Apple product by a mile. Looking at the 1-star reviews for this product, and the design of the new Macbook, it is clear that Apple is content with being a cord and adapter company that also sells phones and laptops.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable broken after a year

    If you buy one I would be extremely careful with the cable connected to the adapter... It's poorly made and breaks very easily

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am thinking of buying another brand

    I literally have a drawer FULL of power adapters.

    I bough my first Mac in the early 90s, but if Apple doesn't do something about the charger problem, I am gone next time I upgrade laptops.

    If I could, I wouldn't even give a star because this item doesn't deserve it.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    4th Macbook using this charger cable

    I''m on my 4th MacBook since 2004 that uses this type of charger/cable. I'be had to replace each charger cable that came with each Laptop at least once and often twice. Apple wonders why we buy other replacement cables for IOS devices from Amazon? 1. Most are made much better.
    2. They are Apple Certified and 3. They're cody less and you can choose longer lengths.

    Here I am replacing this charger and cable for my MacBook Air which I always order from Apple in case it fries my Laptop.

    Apple has made some big mistakes and flops (such as the watch) but also premature updates and cables, cables, cables!!! You would think they could improve on cables as they lose replacement business.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    do NOT buy!!!

    I have been an apple user all my life but this charger is of such bad quality it makes me want to switch to using a PC! I have bought two of these in 14 months. both broke at exactly the same spot (where the cable goes into the actual charger) although I have been super careful. No point in buying in MacBook Air if you end up spending 240$ on chargers in just over one year. They should give you complementary duct tape with it, maybe it would last a little longer...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 years after purchase, needs to be replaced

    I've had my macbook for just over 2 years now since I went to college, and I already have to replace the power cord. There is no damage to it, but it started occasionally overheating last year and now it's practically given up. This is rather ridiculous considering the amount spent on this computer in the first place, I hope I don't end up needing to spend $80 every 2 years to keep my macbook alive.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've never written a review before but this charger deserves one

    After less than five months after I unboxed my Macbook Air it stopped working. So I went out and purchased another one and now 18 months in, I have to buy another 45W charger and this is utterly ridiculous. I'm at the point where people on the engineering team need to be fired for the poor quality that comes with the MagSafe 2 charger. I'm two seconds away from finding out who is response for the chargers and starting a petition to have them resign.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5th Charger in Four Years

    I am very careful with my technology products and I have had to buy multiple chargers for my MacBook Air because the chord keeps breaking. The external material bunches up toward the end of the charger, the internal wires detach, and the charger becomes inoperative. I am very frustrated with the quality of this product, given its high price.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, but what are you going to do?

    These cables never seem to last more than a couple of years, and for the last stretch are always held together by electrical tape. They heat up near the connector when in use (notably when doing anything processor-intensive), and over time the jacket starts breaking apart exposing the wires. I'm about to buy my third cable for a three and a half year old MacBook Air.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Considering Apple charges so much for this product, one would think it would be somewhat durable. Since getting the laptop in 2012, I've gone through FOUR chargers. Each time, the cord has broken right next to where it plugs into the computer. At this point I'm feeling exasperated. My family has purchased nearly every Apple product available throughout the years. This is making me seriously reconsider where I'll be getting my next laptop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and not likely covered by warranty

    I'm on my third charger after having my MacBook Air for a little over a year. The cord is very delicate and cheap so it is very easy to damage simply by wrapping it around the charger. The magnetic cling feature is not helpful because the charger is not secure to the computer and will easily fall off. I would not have purchased a MacBook Air if I would have known that I would have to spend so much money replacing the charger. They are cheaply made, yet so expensive. Additionally, if there is damage to the cord (which happens easily) it is not covered under warranty.

    16 of 16 people found this useful