• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another year, another replacement charger, another £80 :'(

    To anyone who rated this product more than 1 star... what were you thinking? Shocking that replacement chargers aren't free, there is clearly an issue with the design... admit it apple!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can this be made better please?

    I've lost count of the number of these chargers i've had to buy over the years.

    They all go in the same two places. Either the cable coming out of the adaptor frays. Admittedly they are better than they used to be in this aspect. Or mainly the pins that power the laptop push in and don't connect.

    Please sort it out or charge less for it!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter, utter rubbish

    Absolute, unadulterated garbage, at a price that would be funny if you had a choice whether to pay it or not. Like virtually everyone else reviewing this abomination, mine broke after 13 months of static use on a desk - never put in a bag or even moved around the house. Simply stopped working. Apple should be utterly ashamed. Only giving it one star because negative stars are not an option.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design - Need to replace every year or two

    Going on to my third adapter, weak cables not in line with the build quality one expects when you pay a premium price. The cable gauge is too fine for a power cable and there is insufficient strain relief going into the adapter and mag safe cable. The clip for wrapping the cord is what did my second adapter in, causing the outer cabling to tear. Have had alot of laptops over the years and Apple's are the only power adapters I have ever had a problem with.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    I'm on my 3rd supply. They just break so easily on the cable and wow do they get so hot. Really needs re-think - it cannot be just for me to spend £3'300 on a laptop and be on my third power supply. Ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awful - Fire hazard

    Having been impressed with the MacBook Pro itself I am extremely disappointed with the Magsafe2 85W Power Adapter. This seems to be a fire hazard at the very least, it gets so hot that it has actually burned through the outer wire at the adapter and now exposed the inner wiring. Having looked on the website new ones are priced at £80 which to be honest is completely extortionate and a joke for what it is not to mention the fact the reason I need a new one is no fault of my own. I think this really needs to be looked at for any future models.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful and dangerous

    Second 85w charger just packed up - lasted less than 12 months. Overheats to the extent I dare not leave it unattended and thinner cable frays at point it attaches to adaptor. Very poor product. Thinking of replacing MacBook Pro and if Apple do nothing about this then it's off to the Microsoft Surface Pro for me. What a shame.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same quality issues - and very expensive

    I've experienced the same issues with one of my MacBook pro magsafe power adapters. The other one is perfectly fine.

    The first cable (about 2 years old) has shredded at the magnetic adapter end and heats up hot enough to burn my fingers getting it off. The unit itself also heats up to an incredible temperature. Both were sourced directly from Apple, yet, this is the kind of quality I might expect from some rip off copy.

    Strangely, I have never had this issue with my other MacBook pro (same model, a few months younger - one is for work, the other family. The adapter that has failed has been the least mobile - tends to sit on a desktop; whilst the one with no issues has been packed in bags and carted around. It suggests quality control issues with some batches ok and others faulty.

    So, what are Apple going to do about this? Personally, I am going to demand a refund as, under UK consumer laws, this qualifies as a design or production fault that should be refunded regardless of the age of the product. Perhaps more importantly, it must be a fire hazard. Last, the cost of these is outrageous, particularly given the quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor upper cable, but brings in some of apples Revenue !

    What is there to say really, on my 3rd charger now and its always the upper cable that splits and then burns up. Have decided to acquire accessories to stop fraying on the two ends of the thinner cable. This will be my last charger i buy. Its disgraceful how a company can know of such bad quality in its chargers but not take action. But apple is not the company it once was.....

    Simply put..... we have no choice but to buy this bad charger, but look online there are some amazing accessories to stop the cables breaking too much.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst thing  make

    Apple and their cables. It's an age-old tale. They've always been absolutely awful. These are no exception. I'm a careful cable user and mine has basically shredded with bits of the inside strengthening metal poking out along the length of the business end and the dye used on the inner sheathing has leaked through making most of the cable a nice green colour.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than bad.

    I genuinely can't believe that the charger has stopped working and it has probably been just under 2 years since I bought my macbook pro, it started wearing a turtle neck a month ago and I knew the end was near, and today the cable looked like it was burning as it changed colour! If other companies are able to create durable chargers (my old Sony laptop and the charger STILL WORKS!), I expected Apple to make better chargers, especially seeing as I've paid over twice the amount for my macbook. You guys probably do this on purpose so that customers are forced to buy another charger and spend money but this is a terrible thing to do. Now I have to spend extra money of a new charger UGH. I will no longer be purchasing Apple products in the future, I stopped with the phone a long time ago and now it's time to say bye to the MacBook.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Life - Big Price Tag!

    I like one of the other people reviewing spent over £2000 on a MacBook Pro a few years ago. It has had very light use due to mainly working from my desktop Mac and this mainly for home or travel if needed.

    I have literally probably not even had this into charge 50 times and the adaptor has now gone and will not charge the laptop at all. Really dismal effort from Apple with the adaptors for most of their stuff. Annoying that your products let your customer down when they need them the most and in the end have to go spend £65 on a new adaptor that has had little use at all from a big price tag item.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very good

    I've had my mac for about 24 months now and ive had nothing but problems with the charger.

    It heats up to a temperature where I could fry an egg on it! After spending over £2000 on a Mac you'd think they would give you a better quality product.

    The MacBook is fine, its just let down by the PSU

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly Shoddy Product

    Terrible product. Overheats within seconds to an unbearable temperature that has burned me a few times by accidentally touching it. Did they also make it out of catnip? My cat does not chew any cables, never has done. As soon as I got this adapter for my Mac, my cat has gone haywire trying to chew and bite it at absolutely any moment. Not only that, it plugs out instantly whenever touching it, again, overheats to unbearable temperatures, even at the end that plugs INTO the mac, and is incredibly weak. Such a terrible product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed - nowhere near good enough

    Having recently upgraded my Macbook Pro to the new Macbook Pro Retina, I have been delighted with the computer. However, I was very disappointed with the charger. The design of the charger used to much better, with the old 'L' shape design the connection was much more secure and less likely to fall out whilst charging. With the new charger, I find even the slightest movement will cause the charger to disconnect. Not good enough for the amount you pay for a high quality computer!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!!!

    Power cable in bits in pieces What a Shame Apple! What a Shame!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother!

    Honestly...Some of the shoddiest excuse for a charger I've ever seen. I've gone through 3, yes 3 chargers in 2 years. That's £180 down the toilet. Of course Apple will say it's down to how you treat it, I treat my very well and it eventually dies within a few months...No visible damage, tears or burns, which is surprising as the power pack gets so hot I'm worried it will burn a hole through my couch. The charger alone is enough to put me off MAC's pretty much all Apple products, your phone chargers are awful too. If I knew what I know now 2 years ago I would not bother getting it and would have gone for a more reliable windows computer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    On my 3rd one of these now. £2300 for a laptop and the power supply is so badly built I won't buy an MacBook again after this one expires.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, same problem as everyone

    The cable gets damaged at the MagSafe connecter end. And same with the lightning cables for iPhone. Apple really needs to improve the quality of their charging accessories.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk

    This thing has torn apart in 4 different places. What a waste of money. What overpriced junk. Unfixable (as with most of apples products). How can they have the gaul to charge loyal premium paying customers so much for a necessity like this. I'm sick of them. Sick of Apple.

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