• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Joining the disgruntled chorus

    • Written by Michelle M from Gainesville

    This will be my third power adapter for my MacBook Pro purchased in 2013 purchase. I love my laptop but hate shelling out $79.00 x 3 because the cover of the cord begins fraying near the magnetic plug. I take good care of my laptop, and the adapter, too, is handled with care. (FYI: The same fraying of the cable cover occurs with the apple lightning cords for my iphones.) I give this product two stars because, unlike non-Apple replacements, this adaptor won't fry my computer or burn down my house. That is the only reason I continue to purchase the Apple brand. Excellent laptop; poor adapter!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely lasted two years...

    • Written by Amanda F from Baltimore

    My original Macbook charger made it 7 years, bought one of these 2 years ago and here I am back having to buy another one because the cord unraveled and stopped charging. Hate that this is the only trusted game in town to keep my mac charged.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke .... AGAIN!

    • Written by katayoun S from Los Angeles

    This is the 3rd time I have to purchase a new adapter for my MacBook pro. The computer itself has lasted very well, alas, not the cord. If they need to be replaced so easily, they should be a lot less expensive.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by Will B from Wynnewood

    The wire frays quite easily from light, everyday usage. I almost never bend or move the cable and yet it still managed to break. This is something I would expect from a $5 Chinese knockoff, not an $80 Apple product.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    About a 4-year Lifespan

    • Written by Emily W from Ely

    I believe I've had to purchase three of these in 11 years. The white rubber/plastic coating just shreds and flakes off, exposing the bare wire and causing it to fray. Why not use industrial strength coating? Oh wait, because then you can get $79.00 every few years from each of us.
    I would give three stars if it weren't for the price. Way, way too expensive for a simple cord.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord fine one day, then completely frayed with burn marks the next???

    • Written by Nichole C from Coverdale

    I have owned my macbook pro 13 in since 2012 and have nothing but positive things to say about it. The magsafe power adapter is a completely different story. I was always careful with my power adapte. One day it was working fine and literally the next day the skinny cord that plugs into the laptop has frayed and will not charge at all. How does something become that damaged in one days time?? I am really unhappy about this.This isn't just about quality it is about safety. A power adapter should not become that hot to the point where it burns plastic. Seriously. This was one of the main reasons I switched from a pc to a mac. Having to replace a cord every year can be annoying and I didn't expect to have to deal with the same thing when I bought my mac. Apple, please start making better quality power adaptors for a better price. $80 is a little steep, especially when that produce doesn't even stand up to regular usage.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced piece of junk

    • Written by Margaret M D from Halethorpe

    My cable is two years old and now looks like an electrician's nightmare. The plastic covering the wires has shredded and about a foot of the internal wires are completely uncovered and starting to separate into thin metal tendrils. The rest of the cable is covered with electrician's tape applied when the covering first started peeling away, a year after purchase. The odd thing is that the cable continues to charge but that may change at any minute so I was forced to purchase another one of these low quality cables at the outrageous price of $79. For that money, the cable covers shouldn't be peeling like a molting snake. And now I'm off to cover that foot of naked wire with some more electrician's tape.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No good value.

    • Written by stephen L from leeds

    For this price id like a personal message from Tim saying sorry. A blown fuse I can handle but when it stops working at a gig with no way of fixing its a sad situation. This has never happened to any of my other laptops. For this price you expect quality materials. Shielded cable to prevent tearing inside.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions well but does not last.

    • Written by Edwin O. R from Haverstraw

    In the 8 years I've owned my MacBook, this is the fourth time I find myself replacing this charger. All four of them have done their job of charging my laptop, but all four have simply died on me. Not because of damage nor misuse... All of them were in mint condition besides the slight discoloration from the charger being in my bookbag. There are no tears, there was no damage. It literally just ceased to function. Now a $79 price tag is an unjust price for something that obviously is not built to last and there are thousands of reviewers to testify to this. We ask if we are to be charged $79, make it last.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow Charge

    • Written by Sanja K from Toronto

    Ordered a new adapter once the one purchased with my computer started exposing wires around the contact and bulk part. I can't say it didn't last - got me through 5 years of constant use. My problem with the new purchase is the slow charge ability. If I leave it charging through the night it might reach full by morning. I'm going to inquire with Apple if it's a factory defect. If not then this product's clearly downgraded.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive and have to replace too often

    • Written by Brittany P from Perth

    I find the charger is great and effective... unfortunately not for a very long time. When i starter using my MacBook charger, i only used to cord for less than 10 months before it stopped working.

    As a student, it is very hard for me to get $130 to spend on a charger. I find it absolutely ludicrous that it is that expensive, and I've had to fork out money for another charger in such a limited amount of time.

    It would be terrific if Apple would consider lowering the price or add at least a warranty that covers more than simple defect, as over time the cord pulls lose from its fitting which (in my case) wasn't my fault.

    Sincerely,
    Brittany

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Book Pro Charger

    • Written by Honour B from Seattle

    My charger's wire has been broken for quite a while but this scared me. I smelled something like burning rubber and looked over at my charger. A split in the wire was glowing bright orange. It wasn't flickering or sparking, just the wires inside were glowing orange, down towards the charging box. It's a reasonably new charger, had it for two years. Very upset.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adaptor red hot

    • Written by Tina F from LONDON

    I recently used the adaptor to charge the mac, after apx 45 minutes it was red hot. Is that normal? I've not had that experience with other power leads when charging laptops.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but not for long.

    • Written by Cesco W from Norwich

    This is the clean Apple-style of design that we love. The problem is style over function. My Mac is an "olde beest", bought in Autumn 2009. The charger that it came with, with the old T-style connector, did last a while. After that, I had to buy a new charger nearly every year, being on my fourth now. Like others have said, they all break at the same point; the joint between the connector and the cable.

    This has been a major design flaw for years and Apple has been knowing about it (because, in their defence, my first replacement was given to me for free by them). My greatest disappointment lies in the fact that they have done zilch to resolve this in their design permanently.

    I must admit that this even makes me wary of buying a new mac. What if all their chargers are still like this?

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)

    • Written by Amorita A from El Paso

    I have had to replace the power cable for my MacBook Pro a few times. It frays easily despite my efforts to protect and care for it - each cable replacement costs anywhere between $40 - 80 adding to the overall cost of the computer. I have used electrical tape to reinforce the cable entering the housing of the adaptor but over time it still frays. Unfortunately this occurs even if you use the two "L" brackets that swing open to wrap the cable. My husband and other family members LOVE mac, but everyone of us have had to replace this part. I hope that Apple will improve the design of their power cables to prevent fraying.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's time to replace the charger

    • Written by Kedar D from Glendale

    After seeing many reviews I feel like I am on the same boat. Somehow using the tape I managed it for more than 2 years but really apple needs to reinvent the wheel for this charger. Please don't make us spend money on such things.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Melted??

    • Written by Jamie D from Madison

    This is my 1st apple product EVER, but after years of dealing with PC's only lasting 2-3 years, I shelled out the almost $2,000 to buy a MacBook Pro. I've had it just 2 years, & tonight when I went to charge my laptop, it wouldn't charge. When I inspected the charger, the cord that goes into the charger/part you plug in, was melted away on one side, with the wires exposed. I never wrap the cord, as I only use my laptop in the house. It's not left plugged up when not in use. And to the tune of $80 I'll have to somehow come up with in the morning, as my laptop is essential for both my company and I'm in school full-time. You would think as much as Apple charges for their products, they could make a charger that doesn't melt, posing a potential fire hazard.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be improved

    • Written by Juan V from London

    I also experienced issues with this product, similar to the other reviewers. However, I am a big supporter of using official products from the official store rather than 3rd party products. Perhaps Apple could improve this product instead.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fatigues quickly

    • Written by Ben S from LONDON

    Stress on the wire will mean that this charger breaks, and when it breaks it is pretty dangerous (exposed wires and sparks a lot). The fact that companies are now producing and selling silicone seals to protect that part of the charger shows that it is a common fault, as alluded to by the orevious reviewers. That said, it worked for me for 3 years before giving up, but once the lead started showing signs of stress it quickly degraded to the point where it was dangerous to use and it eventually gave up. For a charger that costs over £50 to replace, this isn't really acceptable in my view.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh Goodness

    • Written by Lucy G from Little Rock

    I have had my Macbook Pro since 2011 and I love it dearly. My sister has had her Macbook Pro since 2009. We love everything about it except for the charger. Together I would have to say that we have gone through at least 10 maybe even more chargers due to the fact that the wires come exposed constantly. We try to use them as long as possible, but once they start to spark, we are out. I don't understand.

    5 of 5 people found this useful