• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger wires frays at week points!

    Me too. I'm with the bunch of people that now have to buy another charger because the cords has frayed at the point where it attaches to the computer and at the base of the charger adapter.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another $80 dollars for an adapter that is a cheap piece of rubbish...

    I'd give it a zero if I could. I'm on my third adapter for this computer. I do not abuse them, and this is the first computer that I have ever owned that required replacement of an adapter at all. This one is overheating and turning brown so it's a fire hazard. The last one shocked me. At least Dell had the decency to recall their batteries when they were overheating. It's not like this defect is a secret. A quick Google of MagSafe adapter turning brown returned several results identifying the issue.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design and a terrible product - class-action-lawsuit-worthy bad

    These last on average 2 years if you take great care of them. Makes the total cost to own a Mac much higher than alternative products. With Apple's design and production prowess, it really leads you to believe they do this on purpose.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    The original charger that came with my MacBook Air lasted five years, until it stopped working last July. I figured this was expected after five years of regular use and bought a replacement. Today--less than 7 months later--my charger isn't working. Reading the reviews here, it appears I'm not alone and that there is a fundamental issue with these chargers. I really hope that Apple will do something about this. At $90 a pop, I can't afford to replace these every few months.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died in Less Than Two Years

    The problems with this product seem to fall into two categories. Either the cord fails or the charger just stops charging. While it's possible that Apple is ignoring the first issue because they feel people aren't taking proper care it's hard to understand why they haven't addressed the second issue. Despite being in perfect condition our charger simply quit yesterday. The thing had never even left the house since we purchased a second charger for traveling. It just up and died.

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  • 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...

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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

    Pathetic

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    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.

    12 of 12 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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...

    9 of 9 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful