• 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.

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  • 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.

    15 of 16 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter MB Pro 13 in retina display

    Terrible that I am replacing this so soon. Complete turnoff. Had my Toshiba laptop for forever and never had a problem with their cords. Then to be charging $80.00 for them....well, that's a ripoff. Make me start to think I made a big mistake going with Apple, so may go back to PC when I need a new laptop. My cord is almost completely severed and I have been nursing it for a long time, but low and behold, tonight I had work I needed to get done for tomorrow morning and I can't get this thing to charge.....not good! I have not had the laptop that long either!!!

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible durability

    horrible in terms of durability!!! I hade to buy a 3rd within year and a half.It doesnt appear the apple really cares about what so many of of customer are complaining about

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd in 2 years

    Terrible design & expensive to replace.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable at all

    Could give a 0-star if possible. Merely one year has passed and the end of the cord that connects to the power adaptor is done, worn out totally. I suggest those Apple engineers: 1. redesign this adaptor, instead of a whole "adaptor+cord" design, make it detachable with small parts (adaptor, cord with USB interface, etc.), the part that are easily worn out (e.g. the cord) should be replaced separately at its own cost; 2. please make its quality match its price.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dangerous (one star because I can't give a negative rating)

    I have no complaints about the connector, it is what it is.

    The insulation on the power cable is another story. I will shortly be going out to replace the second power adapter due to the rubber insulation completely disintegrating off of the power cable. This leaves the ground completely exposed.

    This is three cables in around 12 months. First the insulation starts going yellow and then it starts disintegrating. I fully expect that the cable on the third adapter will start to fail in about 6 months.

    At some point past the insulation falling off, the inner cables are going to short (if they're made of the same material) and this will be a fire hazard. I have so far not hit that point.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    Yeah, no surprise to come on here and see an overwhelming number of 1 star reviews. Don't think I need to repeat the thousands of other people complaining about these overpriced fire starters. Get it together Apple. Make them worth the price, or change the price to match the product. I'd suggest around 5 bucks as they are right now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine also fraying - piece of junk product IMO

    After a year and a half of light use, the cord on mine is also fraying and literally falling off the ground shield inside. The Genius Bar guy claimed it was just cosmetic, even though the conductors are obviously ready to bulge out. How long before Apple steps up to the plate, acknowledges there is a problem and fixes it? I've wrapped the cable of mine with good quality (3M "Professional Grade") electrical tape, from the brick to the magsafe connector. From all the similar reports I read here and elsewhere, and hear from candid salesmen like in BestBuy (after all the denials in the Apple Store), I feel that buying a replacement will be throwing money away. Now, every time I look at that abomination of a product, I am reminded how much I am growing to dislike Apple products and need to move off the Apple ecosystem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Falls Out

    I've been using my new MacBook Pro for less than 24 hours and I've had to plug the MagSafe 2 into it about a dozen times because the slightest movement causes it to fall out. The adapter also sticks out from the computer so that it's easily bumped and the magnet is too weak to hold it in place. A very irritating step back from the MagSafe 1 that I used with my MB Air for 3 years, it worked perfectly. I really expect better design than this from Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Detaches

    This charger is horrible. I had no problems with the MagSafe 1 which I used for 3.5 years without problem. I've had this new MagSafe 2 for my new computer for just a few months and I have had constant problems with it. It's fine if the computer is stationary on a flat surface, but this is a LAPTOP, it's meant to sit in laps and other surfaces and to be movable. As another reviewer said, just the tiniest bit of movement or the smallest bump and the charger detaches. It's extremely frustrating.

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  • 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...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple, this thing is junk!

    Less than a year old and my charger just died! And to everyone that says we're handling them wrong, this thing rarely leaves my desktop. So it was just sitting there most of that time with no handling at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Reinforced My New Adapter with Electrical Tape From Day 1, Still Broke

    I, along with anyone who has ever owned a Mac, bitterly hate forking over $100USD very 1.5 years to buy a terrible, sure to break Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. If you just bought a Mac, congratulations you will soon hate your adapter too. Every time I get a new one, usually 2-3x before I'm ready to upgrade my computer (which I do every 2-3 years), I treat it incredibly gingerly, knowing that by massaging it with tender loving care every morning, noon and night, I can sometimes prolong the life of this horrible product by 3-6 months. I've tried not using the wings and coiling it loosely. I've tried reinforcing it with electrical tape at the two fail points (they're the same every time) from the moment I took it out of the box and it STILL broke. There's nothing to be done. Unless you leave it plugged in at your desk and never remove it, your adapter will need to be replaced in under 2 years. Apple, this is the absolute worst.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Apple should be ashamed of making such a horrible product which is absolutely throwaway. You will be lucky if it last a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As bad as everyone says

    If I could rate less than 1 star I would have. It is disgraceful that this continues to be included with the original apple products. I have had two previous macsbooks over the last 15 years and have NEVER had to replaced a charger or cord until purchasing (less than 90 days ago) a new macbook pro with the MagSafe2 - complete junk! Nothing has changed, not where or how I charge my computer the only difference is the equipment-junk! I have and will continue warn others to steer clear of this if you can-otherwise you will be replacing it. For the record I do not PULL on the cord - I know how to correctly disconnect the charger.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    worst charger ever the computer is perfect but i go to sleep with the charger on an wake up thinking its fully charged and end up with 20 percent battery because it decided to fall out right after i went to sleep. Worst creation by apple ever

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