• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger, but falls apart quickly

    I've owned three of these, and each have torn at spot where the thin cord meets the base. It's a fatal design flaw, that lasts (with how frequently I use it) about 1.5 years each time, then dies suddenly, meaning it's no longer covered under warranty, and I'm expected to spend another $80 to buy a new one.

    When this tear happens it creates a potential fire hazard, and can harm the computer due to electrical surges. It's also not obvious that it's going to happen until the moment the rubber coating rips, which seems to happen when the cord burns – not very safe...

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best power cord ever.

    I love how the cord pops off and does not hurt my Mac one bit. Other computers you have to be careful not to pull cord the wrong way or PC will break but not with the one we have on the Macbook. Great job Apple, I miss Steve ��

    2 of 14 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

    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

    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

    Just stopped working!

    After owning all Windows computers previously I decided to buy a MacBook for the first time about 14 months ago. I rarely use this computer, maybe a few times a week for a few hours, sometimes it sits on my desk unused for days on end. As you can guess based on my usage I rarely have to charge it, maybe once a week on average. My charger stays in one place and I don't travel with it, which means I don't wrap it or twist it to store it or take it anywhere, so it's not like the cable gets damaged. It looks brand new. Last week I plug in the charger and my screen starts flickering lighter and darker, the battery icon on the screen is flickering very fast between charging and not charging, and the green light on the MagSafe plug is flashing rapidly, and of course it wasn't charging. After doing lots of research online (on another divide because of course I could no longer charge my MacBook) I read that this is a horrible piece of charger and many people have problems with them. I tried some resets that I read Apple recommends, but nothing worked. So then I borrowed my brother's charger and that one worked, so my charger apparently just stopped working. While my brother's charger works, it's about two years old but it's almost falling apart. That's the quality of things that Apple makes. I'm convinced that they make their accessories and peripherals and cables to last a very short time so that you have no choice but to keep buying replacements from them, (because the ones on Amazon for example are reviewed as "exploded" and "gets too hot". AWFUL QUALITY, APPLE. Stop being so pretentious and fix this.

    14 of 14 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't see why everyones' upset

    I've had the same charger since buying my Macbook back in 2013 and I might have to buy a new one because after years of being run over (accidentally) by my chair its getting a little too wrapped in electrical tape to really be portable. I would like to know what everyones doing to have the cables break so quickly, as mine has been in and out of bags for years now. It has held up well and is still going strong.

    5 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    My MagSafe 2 goes into my bag and out, 4 times a day. No problems.
    I wrote this because of all the 1 star reviews from people that don't take care of their stuff. I'd like to address the idiotic posts as well in my review:
    - If you don't take care of any cable, it will fray and break. Get used to it. Loose coil your cables and don't put stress on the re-enforced areas next to the brick or actual charge port.
    - It's a MagSafe, IT'S DESIGNED TO POP OFF if too much stress is put on charger. I would much rather have my laptop come unplugged for 10 seconds, that have my power port break or my laptop yanked off the table to come crashing to the ground.

    I like these charges. YES, some in the past have frayed at the ports after tons of use. In those cases I just apply Sugru.

    C'mon people. These cables are fine!

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great charger

    I don't understand why so many people have left a bad review. This is the best laptop charger I have ever owned. The Magsafe plug is much easier to use that a standard dc plug and just pops off if accidentally kick the cable. Which I have done so many times already.

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Started to peel after 3 months of use...

    Have nothing to add.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst Apple product. Three cables within two years

    Really the worst product apple ever made! the wire breaks easily and here I am paying almost $300 to keep replacing it. Apple, please find another solution. This is just not Apple at all!

    13 of 16 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

    Terrible Design and Quality

    This really is not a well designed product. I have had the 2013 MBP for a little over two years, and rarely use the adapter. It has been wrapped as advised (HT201600) and stored in a protected bag compartment. I carefully rewrap the cable every time I do use it.

    Some tips:

    - design the cord so that the cable is properly protected when wrapped
    - design the cord so it's obvious how to wrap it (although even this doesn't seem to work)

    That's it. Simple huh?

    13 of 15 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

    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

    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

    Third time's a charm...

    Headed to the Apple store today to purchase my third charger for my two year old computer. The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter gets extremely hot. It doesn't matter if it's floating magically in the air, it still gets extremely hot. The cord that connects from the MagSafe to the computer is also fried. My first cord I was a little careless... plugging it in here and there, allowing the cords to fall freely. My second charger I was a lot more cautious with. Allowing it to be plugged into one plug. Sit in one space and lay a certain way, as to not bend, move, or even breathe in fear of splitting the cords. It didn't matter... my cord has split and needs to be replaced. So disappointing when spending nearly $3,000 on a laptop.

    11 of 11 people found this useful