• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagUNSafe

    Agree with others: The sheathing around this power cable tends to fray where the cord enters the adaptor, and when the wire becomes exposed it finally shorts out. The sales girl at the Apple store where I bought a replacement said it's never happened to her, but she doesn't travel for a living. Laptops are supposed to be durable for travel, and the power cord -- the cheapest component -- should be as well. So irritating and disappointing.

    Wouldn't it be refreshing if Apple actually cared enough to respond to all these one-star reviews?

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh, back to the T shape?

    Just got the beautiful new 15 Macbook Pro with retina display, after having a 17 inch model for 4 years. Love it,... except for the T shaped Magsafe 2 power connector.

    The magnet is strong enough, but the T shape connector is subject to being dislodged way too often. I actually use the laptop in my lap, and it is the up/down bumps on the cord that dislodge it; you don't have to nudge the actual connector, just the cord. With front/back bumps it is very secure, but that's not what happens in your lap.

    Apple, please please please give me an 85 watt Magsafe 2 with the L shaped connector. I loved that cord.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars: Lasted Less Than 9 Months

    Do not believe that the cords can be wrapped around the block.The shielding gave way and the cord failed in less than nine months. The magnetic connector falls off far too easily. Now one of many annoyances: if I had know that this could happen, I would not have purchased the Mac. Regrettably, Apple does not accept a zero star rating.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even deserve one star.

    Apple should be ashamed of this garbage charger. I've gone through 2 in just a couple of years. My school program makes MacBooks a mandatory, and every single person in my class has the same issue. You'd think they would pay attention to their reviews and make changes to improve it. The fact that it's nearly 100$ is heartbreaking, considering it likely won't last long.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible power cord!

    Tonight my 2013 Macbook Pro died due to the cord not charging my computer. I tried other outlets around the house, sure that it could not possibly be a dead power cord. My computer is only 7 months old and I need a new cord already???? Ridiculous!

    I wasn't happy with the cord in the first place as it NEVER stayed connected! Now I have to shell out nearly a hundred bucks to buy a new power cord that I don't even like???

    Fix this defect, Apple!! We expect better from you!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total BS

    Apple dropped the ball on this, I already have had replaced this item twice. Just now I found out that there was a recall on this product but I never received any notification from Apple! so I missed the deadline. Terrible bad product with an absurd price.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    The cable just stopped working, very poor quality. Pretty expensive to replace it. In the past, there were no issues with the power adapter..

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire was fried out of no reason

    I have had this Macbook Pro for a bit over a year and my charger is already dead. The wire was fried for some reason (the joint is broken and charred).

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality charger I have ever owned

    On my second Magsafe 2 in two years. It is completely frayed and held together by electrical tape, only charges when plugged in a a very specific angle after many tries. How have a company as big as Apple got something so simple so wrong? And $80 for a replacement. Joke.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable?

    I have a good fix for my 13" Macbook Pro. Wrap the cable with gaffer's tape. It's working, and everybody notices the tape, because it's black on white. I'm a walking advertisement for Apple, at the library or the university--my battery life is sufficient, but I like to plug in my ugly cord so everybody can see it. There's just no way I'll buy another, aware that it fails and fails and fails--at eighty bucks a pop!

    Don't buy a new cord! Don't be ripped-off! Tape it up real ugly and nobody will envy you, and Apple will get exactly the attention they deserve!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I've just hit the one year mark, and my adapter died. I've treated carefully, only traveling with it 3 or 4 times. Other than that it has sat on my desk at home. Total junk. This was my first macbook purchase after 15 years of Sony Vaios, and I've never had a single power supply fail before now.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sent to recycle bin

    I have used Apple products for about 24 years. This adapter has to be one of the worst accessories, if not the worst, Apple has put its name on. I had it for about 9 months when it frayed. Apple won't replace it even though the laptop still has a warranty. I sent it to the recycle bin at an Apple Store. Junk

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive, Poor quality

    I despise this charger. The first charger that I owned broke within 5 months of my purchase. After purchasing another charger, I took every precaution to make sure I never kinked or bent the cord. If I ever took the cord with me, I never coiled it around the power brick, as it allows you to do. Even after constantly making sure that the cord never had any strain put on it, it still stopped working after 8 months. Apple definitely needs to redesign all of their chargers or allow third parties to make something that will actually work for over a year.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality.

    After less than a year of use I had to purchase a new MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. Right now, after a 3-year-use of my macbook pro I will be purchasing my third MagSafe.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Should Be Ashamed!

    After many years of owning PC's, I finally paid the "big bucks" and bought my wife a MacBook Pro in October of 2015. The computer itself is very nice - extremely pricey, but well made, fast and very functional. Unfortunately the Magsafe 2 Power Adapter that is a very necessary part of the computer is absolutely horrible. While the computer itself is made of metal, the power adapter is made of plastic with very fragile cords. There are hundreds of reviews of the cords breaking or fraying under "normal" use. And then there is the problem of the extreme heat put out by the power adapter - which may contribute to the breakdown of the output cord. After only a few weeks of use, our power adapter quit working. I would have sent it back under warranty, but it looked like one of the cats had been chewing on the cord. Okay, the cat must have shorted it, so I ordered a new one. We live 130 miles from the nearest Apple Store so we can't just run down and pick up a new power adapter. After the new adapter arrived we were very careful to keep it away from the cats, well ventilated and no undue stress the cords. The new adapter lasted exactly two weeks and then just quit working. Wow! All of a sudden we wondered if the cats really were the cause of the first adapter's failure? We are now on our third power adapter in less than four months (the computer has been unusable for almost three weeks while we waited for new adapters to arrive) and I've ordered a fourth adapter as a backup - anticipating the next failure!

    Having owned a dozen or so PC's over the years, we have NEVER had a power supply fail on any PC laptop regardless of the brand and in some cases the cats chewed on those cords as well! If we had known the power adapter was this fragile we never would have bought the MacBook. Apple should be ashamed to have such a bad power supply for their very expensive and otherwise decent computer. Because of these problems, we do not recommend this power supply and we do not recommend the MacBook Pro computer. Wake UP Apple (!) and come out with a replacement power supply worthy of your computer!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever Magsafe 2

    What a pile of junk this connector is! It won't stay plugged in - if you look at it sideways it falls off... A who was the brilliant designer that came up with the "T" concept? Obviously this was never actually tested. So sad.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    Because it sticks straight out from the computer instead of orienting itself alongside the way the MagSafe (not 2) does, the wire is constantly being bent one way or the other. This results in damage to the wire – within a year, the wire has become fully exposed and frayed to the point that it no longer works. Frayed at the other end too.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    first time in 15 years

    I have owned many laptops for the past 15 years. Have never had any issues with adapters/chargers before. This one first lost its connection ability with the computer, I had to adjust it to make it work. And finally, the other end of the same cord (i.e. the one between the Mac and the adapter) is broken. I personally know other Macbook owners suffering from the same issue. And $80 is unacceptable. I am just carrying the adapter in my backpack and using it as a human. So, that's not a customer problem. Why Apple punishes us because of its unqualified items, nonsense!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks in under one year

    I've had this charger for less than a year and stopped working. The quality is garbage.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awefull design

    I've changed two adapters already (and this is $200 total) in three years - both frayed in the same places.

    15 of 15 people found this useful