• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!!

    I agree with all of the other negative reviews of Mac's power cord. Junk!! I've wrapped my power cord with electric tape so many times that it is now too heavy for the mag to stay attached.

    I thought Apple had better quality. Certainly their prices would lead you to think that. Just one month out of warranty the battery started to fail. Guess what.....not covered by warranty. Now I have to leave my MacBook charge cable in all the time. I hate to pay $80 for a new cable as I'm sure this is the last Mac I'll ever own.

    Extremely disappointed with Mac products!!!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Bad Review

    The computer is amazing. The charger is junk. Just like everyone else, I take good care of my Mac, high quality must be more important than anything else. This is what happens when a computer company makes money off gadgets. Do better than this.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable. Falls apart from normal use.

    The rubber coating is cracked and peeling, exposing the raw wire. Very dangerous.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly constructed cable,not worth the price

    45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter has a very delicate/fragile connection between the slim cable and the adaptor box/plug. Wrapping this slim/DC cable around the hooks, as apple suggests, on the square plug still stresses this connection. The connection began to fray drastically within months of purchase so I covered it with electrical tape. First I covered just the cable, which did not seem to help for long as the tape slid along the wire. Then I covered the connecter on the box and the cable and this held for a some months till the cable stopped charging. When I took off the tape the wires were completely separated around a non-conducting thread like score.

    Granted my use is extensive and I throw the cable in my backpack a lot. Laptop cables do not fray this easily. This plug is heavy and the wire far too delicate. The fabric cover for wires that is now available on many cords fares much better. Apple, you need to either change the design or construction of your charging cords or make them practically free so that your customers, and people who rely on you brand are served well.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    No matter how careful you are with this charger, it WILL at some point break down on you. Mine just frayed and burnt.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Achilles' heel

    The charger (and specifically its cord) is the weakest point of all Macbooks. In my experience, you just have to assume it will break at some point and you would not be able to work anymore if you are in a country or remote area out of easy reach of an Apple Store. Bringing a spare charger with you is the only safe option to be sure you get your job done in those cases. Its price, however, adds insult to injury.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product from Apple ever

    I have been using a macbook air for less than a year, and I already need to get a third charger. Tells a lot about the build quality of this charger. Seriously Apple, this is really bad! You've been nothing but a disappointment to your customers in this regard. I wish I could give zero stars to this instead of one star.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting

    Obviously faulty and ridiculously overpriced. My admiration for Apple is as frayed and broken as the cord on my power adapter.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible bad for an Apple reputation

    In 2 years I am buying the third adapter. With the first one the cable broke immediately "leaving" the adapter. The second one lasted one year. Suddenly began to became hot, very hot, and I quit using it.
    A shame an Apple product last one year in average.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I got my MacBook Air for Christmas and the adapter stopped working just 7 months later. Not a happy customer at all.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out way too easily, major fraying issues

    This thing falls out WAY too easily. The slightest nudge up or down and it pops right off. The magsafe 1 adapter had a much more reliable magnet. Within one year, there has been significant fraying of the cord near the magnet connector. I wrapped in electrical tape, followed by an electrical wire shrink wrap, which lasted about 3-4 weeks until the cord started splitting once again where the tape ended. With each new application of tape, the split just starts farther down. I imagine the entire cord will eventually be covered with electrical tape. The rubberized wire covering is much too soft, and not in any way durable enough for everyday use.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke way too soon

    Like all my other mac (two each of 13" & 15" MacBook Pros) the rubber strain relief coming out of the adapter provides a break point for the shielding and eventually stops working no matter how carefully you treat the cable. The cable is just too weak to stand up to normal usage or even super light usage. I pull them apart, resolder the cable to the adapter circuit board and then make a longer strain relief with no sharp end (like the original rubber one has) out of duct tape. I've never had one of my repairs fail after years of use.

    I think Apple has had long enough to see how these break and start improving them.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    First of all, the charger falls out of the computer very easily and takes awhile to charge the battery. Secondly, the wires have begun to come out at the base of the adapter. It is totally shredded from regular wear and tear. I was electrocuted by the open wires that started to stick out when plugging it in. Now I have to go spend $80 on a new one due to poor design. Based on other reviews, I am not the only one with this issue.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd replacement for frayed power adapter

    I'm really disappointed that once again I need to replace a frayed power adapter for my MacBook Air. This time it has frayed near the T-connection that plugs into the actual laptop. The last two replacements were due to fraying where the cord connected to the adapter. I take good care of my Apple products. This fraying is due to simple expected use of my laptop and carrying it back and forth to campus. It's a laptop, so I should be able to expect it to last despite carrying it back and forth to school.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Prepare to replace annually

    Death modes so far: cord splits, insulation splits, fraying. Terrible material selection, and im a fairly careful customer. And of course us Apple customers still come back even with an $80 annuity payment to use old equipment. Is anyone listening?

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing quality

    The cable is not durable at all and splits and tears as you use it. Bad design that is not sustainable for everyday use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraygate? The cord frays unacceptably too soon with normal use

    Never have I encountered a less durable power cord on any type of product. I own cheap $3.00 extension cords for my Christmas tree that have lasted literally for decades. This cord should have lasted more than a year and a half. The plastic casing on this cord has split on both ends leaving the wiring underneath exposed, which in turn starts fraying and breaking itself until it no longer charges the Macbook. I rarely travel or take the Macbook out of my house. I do sometimes wrap the cord (as it is designed to do with the "flip out" cord wrap hooks), and I think this has accelerated the fraying, but it should have been designed to withstand normal wrapping of the cord on a regular basis. This is a clear product design defect and it should be recalled immediately. Unfortunately, it will probably take a class action lawsuit to make Apple listen or take any action. Not a cool way to treat loyal customers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give no stars I would

    So disappointing. I bought my Mac in March and its already stopped working. I have left my charger at my desk where it is rarely ever moved from and it has stopped working for no reason at all. And $120 is a ridiculous amount to have to pay for another charger that will what, last me another 5 months?! It's so disappointing, especially given everything else about my Mac is awesome :(

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What was wrong with MagSafe 1 that they had to downgrade to 2?

    Disconnects too easily, gets too hot and with 6 months of use, my charger looks like its about the fall apart. Really apple?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This item needs to be redesigned

    It's a cheaply made cable, and is extremely over priced to replace.
    This is not what people expect when they buy an apple product. Plain and simple.

    17 of 17 people found this useful