• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rubbish

    • Written by from Godalming

    Lost count of how many times i have had to replace this charger. At £65 a go you would expect better. Please redesign this awful pice of hardware.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another unhappy customer

    • Written by from ABERGAVENNY

    Same thing you will have heard thousands of times. These chargers are hopeless. The cable from the main block frays and ends up shorting because the design is appalling. It is not fit for purpose. When will something be done about this? I have had many laptops over the years and not a single one of them have I had to replace the charger on. But with the Mac- two in two years. And I am very careful with mine.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not fit for purpose

    • Written by from Walton-on-Thames

    totally useless design, 3rd charger in 3 years of very light use... with/despite the multitude of lousy reviews you would think someone may be embarrassed into action... but on the other hand...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product!

    • Written by from Nr.Saltash

    I bought this charger after my last one stopped working. After only a few months of using it the outer rubber coating that covers the wires started to rip. I have had to tape most of it up to keep it together. It's just getting gradually worse and has now started to heat up!

    Why can't apple produce a reliable charger that lasts more then a year!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from CHELTENHAM

    Having to now buy my 3rd charger in a year and a half, every single one has the same issue, internal connections sever, rendering the charger useless, because my battery is also dead, its cheaper than paying £101 for a new battery! Come on apple, we have forked out enough money for the mabook...GIVE US A BREAK!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the Frays.

    • Written by from Liverpool

    It's not like I'm swinging the thing all over the place or anything. But, I can't keep the plasticy cover close to the connector to stay together. I'll have to wrap the next one in something. You would expect for the money to find better quality. Rubbish.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Nightmare of a Product !!

    • Written by from birmingham

    4th charger thats broke in the last 2 years !! currently on the last stretch of my research paper for my Master Degree and the charger breaks again.

    ahhhh !!!

    so expensive to buy and the thing just falls apart so easily


    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Sucker just about to pay for one more.

    • Written by from Lydd

    I'm just about to shell out another £60 odd for my 4th one of these poorly designed pieces of .... I have everything Apple in my tech world but this is by far the worst thing THEY design and produce and THEY KNOW IT!! just don't give a rats I guess...

    All I do is use it everyday wrapping the cable around the 'fold out legs' to put it in my back-pack to transport to the office. Nothing abnormal, nothing over-stressfull - Yet it fails - and fails again - and again.. and here i am again having to buy another. Well - Enjoy my cash Apple.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build on adapter connections generally

    • Written by from Hove

    Two things I'd love to see Apple improve...

    I believe I'm not the only one with this problem.

    Adapters are a product in constant daily use for most of us and its that little neck of the protective plastic that is the first to start to fray and inhibit connection. Not just on MacBooks but on all Apple power adapter devices I've the pleasure of using.

    It would be very helpful to have available adapter replacements for the computer inputs without the plug section, so just the section that connects to the computer. Most reviews, if not all complain about fraying, replacement is a hefty £65. I would be happy to pay for a replacement if it were less money and greater quality. As it stands I feel fleeced to spend this money as I do with replacement iphone chargers - too expensive for something that doesn't last well.

    Secondly please, your new fancy designed plugs are a devil to place in and pull out of wall sockets. Please consider improving, I feel like I need to wear rubber gloves to grip them without breaking nails.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One my second charger in 3 months! Not Happy!

    • Written by from Brussels

    My Macbook Pro is only 3 months old and my 85w Magsafe2 charger that came with my 15"MBP has already failed! I have just bought another one for 100 bucks! really? How often will I have to do this? I'm not happy at all!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from ROYSTON

    Had to buy another Adapter for my very well looked after 17" Laptop The one that came with the computer when new started to smoke and glow.
    Luckily I was there when this happened so it didn't burn the house down. I thought it was just cheep replicas we had to be worried about. Not genuine Apple products!

    There are enough people here complaining Apple. Don't say you were not aware of the problem.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still faulty after all these years

    • Written by from Leicester

    My MBP is classed as vintage now but it's still going strong - although there was a hiccup with an internal connection last year. But I am now about to get my fifth Power Adapter and every one has had the same problem. The cable breaks at the point where it enters/leaves the adapter case. There really is no way that this joint will not be put under stress/strain no matter how careful you are. It really is time that Apple made this a plug in cable at the power pack end as is just about every other laptop adapter (but with Apple's design of course)

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product Design

    • Written by from Bradford

    I am on my 4th charging cable in 3 years! The price is extortionate. If this one fails, I might start buying cheaper alternatives. They are bound to fail as well, but at least they are cheap!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Build Quality

    • Written by from Marlborough

    Like the other reviews on here, I am about to begrudgingly buy my 3rd charger in 3 years.

    The cable quality where the cord connects is shameful, weak and encouraged to fray by actually making use of the pull-out ears to wrap the cord around. Even if you do this loosely eventually the rubber cable shield will perish. Apple are well known for the appalling build quality of their chargers, and the ridiculous price to buy replacements, but I wonder if they are actually taking these reviews on board? I can't see how a reinforced connection would be difficult to implement. It would increase customer satisfaction immeasurably.

    1-Star, but even that is generous. If you're reading this review you're probably in the same position as me. The struggle continues. Wake up, Apple.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced but never had any problems

    • Written by from Farnham

    Decided to look at a new charger for my macbook as its started fraying and to see they're £65?, What worries me about buying a new one is the fact my charger has been perfect for the last 3 years, i thought this was good considering my mum went through 4 laptop chargers for her HP laptop within a year and a half, but seeing all the reviews has scared me, only reason my charger has started to split is because of the way I've plugged it in, i also take my laptop everywhere so i think the chargers done good compared to most people.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cheshunt

    Absolutely horrendous product. Mine break nearly every year without fail, just after warranty's up.
    No alternative as they're designed in a way that makes them hard to replicate so knock offs cause hum/grounding issues so forced to bUy Apple. Not to mention the extortionate price. I wouldn't mind the cost if they lasted 4/5 years.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Power Supply now..

    • Written by from Retford

    A very poor product, gets hot to what can't be a safe level, wires fray, one simply stopped working while externally in perfect condition, replacements are very overpriced. A product which sours the Apple ownership experience when there really is no need.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre quality

    • Written by from Utrecht

    As a travel accessory that is used quite a lot the quality of the cable from the adapter leading to the magsafe connector is mediocre and disappointing. The outer insularion layer cable of my original adapter started to split and finally seized working as the condicting cables within broke close to where it comes out out the adapter block. This necessitated the purchase of a new adapter after four years service. I never had this type of eear and tear problems with adapter cables for my other laptops and I am generally very careful with my equipment.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Adaptors in general

    • Written by from Maida Vale

    For a company that does so much so right, why let yourselves down with a sub-standard, massively over-priced essential piece of equipment. The rubber cord isn't working, make it high quality woven polymer cord. Reduce the price by half, you wouldn't loose money. sales volume would increase as it would stop people buying cheap copies from auction sites.
    If you buy one, you have a mac so keep your loyal customers happy. Please.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious design flaw magsafe cable connection to charger

    • Written by from Enschede

    I'm on my fourth charger for a 2010 mbp. The magsafe cable unravels at the connection to the charger, the cable is not strong enough and starts to unravel after about a year. I always take care of my electronics and am not using it harshly but I am on the move a lot. I had a few other brands of laptops none off which I've had to replace the charger for even once. I've tried using the clips to wrap the cable when storing but this seems to make the problem occur sooner. Apple doesn't seem to recognise this problem and does not respond even though in my own personal circle alone I know 6 people who are having the the exact same problem and the message boards are full of this problem.

    24 of 24 people found this useful