• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed too soon.

    • Written by Nicholas A from West Chester

    Received this style charger with the purchase of my Macbook Pro a little over two years ago (February 2014). Around February of this year (2016) I noticed the part of the cord near the cube began fraying, so I used a little bit of electrical tape to repair it, and for the past four months (it is now June of 2016) my repair worked flawlessly, until today. Today it is cutting in and out of connectivity, and my attempt to re-repair with new electrical tape only helped a little bit. I am a lot more meticulous about how I store the cord when not in use now compared to when I first got it, making sure to wrap it up without putting any tension on the frayed part. The cord is just very brittle and prone to splitting/fraying if you are not meticulous about caring for it. My girlfriend still has the old style ("T" style) charger and, treated the same way (if not, worse) than I treat my cord, her's is in excellent condition still, and she has had it since 2009. Her cord does seem a little more flexible than mine; mine is noticeably more rigid. I really wish Apple would put more effort into fixing this problem, seeing as how this appears to be a very common issue.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, flimsy, prone to breakage.

    • Written by Rhonda S from Ball Ground

    About to purchase my third one in three years. Apple, I love most of your products, but get this together. You are a multi-billion dollar company, and frankly, it is a travesty that you are charging seventy dollars for a POS product that probably cost you less than twenty bucks to make. You are better than this.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two in Six Months

    • Written by Taylor N M from San Antonio

    I've had two of these break in six months; that longevity is ridiculous to begin with, but even more so given how absurdly expensive these chargers are. When I get around to buying another one, I will have spent enough money on these chargers to buy a cheap laptop; come on, Apple, I believe in your ability to make chargers that don't break this quickly.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Delicate

    • Written by David B from Guelph

    My charger for my mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro only works sometimes when it's plugged in. Though to myself "hey I'll just order another one"... but at 100 bucks for a cord looks like I'll just deal with this one and by a pc when I need to. This is ridiculous, I was expecting to pay 40-50 bucks at most for a cord (cause you know it is an apple cord). I'm done with this company. Good luck on your next quarter with these overpriced horribly built products.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting and disconnecting the charger to make my Mac turn on.

    • Written by Leonardo A from Teresina

    I own a MacBook (Early 2008 - MB404LL/A) and its 60W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector since a couple of years ago started to present problems to charge the battery — and because of that, the battery doesn't charge anymore. Ok, no battery. Then, I had to deal with using my MacBook as a desktop, and more recently, it's starting to get really hard to turn the laptop on. To make it work, I have to connect and disconnect the charger from the DC power jack socket until the green light turns on. At that light, should I say, it's also starting to present problem too. I'm so (bad word here) that a new 60W MagSafe power adapter costs so much money (US$79 plus taxes) that it's preferable let it the way it is.

    6 of 7 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs update

    • Written by kory S from brick

    This is my second charger. The one my Macbook Pro came with in 2011 was perfect up until a few months ago. I had to finally purchase a new one after 5 years. The new one I have already has issues and keeps loosing connection. After paying $79, you'd think it would last just as long as the first one that I had! Apple needs to find out what has changed and fix it fast!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, Why, why

    • Written by Mark S from Dublin

    Same with everyone else. Ordering my 3 charger. Would order from Amazon and eBay but great knockoffs. Design is flawed. The skinny wire started to pull away from the unit and eventually stopped working due to exposed wires. Contemplating whether to wrap some electrical tape around the new one when I get it.

    There are two many one starts on this Apple.........

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off

    • Written by Ben M from Newtown

    Breaks easily and is ridiculously expensive to replace. $130 for a power cable.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caught on fire!

    • Written by Elena R from Beaconsfield

    The cable frayed near the box. Plugged it in, turn around and saw that sparks were flying off it, whenever I moved it would get worse, smoking and emitting little bursts of flames. Had to get someone else to run in and unplug it for me. Could easily have set the house on fire.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power supply cord for MacBook Pro

    • Written by Rosemary W from Toronto

    I've replaced 3 of these adapters since buying my MacBook early 2011. I now need a fourth. I was searching here to find out if I was the only one with this problem. Clearly not. So I add my voice to the multitudes of unhappy MacBook users with frayed cords (and tempers.) Please Apple, why on earth can you not design a sturdier set up for a power supply? I'm good at storing adapters, appliance cords etc, this is the only one that breaks down.
    There should be a recall. Or, you should make replacements MUCH cheaper than $79. And you need to create a better design.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Eddy B from Canberra

    We had two c.2008 MacBook Pros. Both chargers were still going strong seven years on when the machines were retired after trooping all around the world with them. Our 2015 Mac Book Pro's new charger died within a few months. Then again a year later. Apple may as well add $500 to the cost of a new laptop and throw in free chargers for the first five years you own it. It would have annoyed me far less than having to spend money I wasn't expecting to, both times at a critical point in my work.

    Is this change for change's sake, or just built in obsolescence? Either way I'm furious. Fix this now! (And give us all free chargers.)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am not pleased at all.

    • Written by Antonio O from Long Beach

    It's absurd that these should die out so quickly. I am sure this planned obsolescence is intentional. They know that you will be stuck with forking over $80 every year or so, or if you're the impulsive type that you will upgrade to another laptop. This is unfair bordering on fraudulent. There is no reason why this company cannot make a power adapter that will last the life of the computer. Shameful.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish and dangerous as well

    • Written by Joshua R from CROYDON

    I love Apple computers but this is the third genuine Apple power cable I've been through in a three year period for the same Macbook Pro (I'm now on to my 4th cable). The first two waited until just outside the warranty period and then just died inexplicably. This last one I bought from Apple just over 12 months ago (once again, just outside warranty). Last night it started smoking and when I pulled it out of the socket I discovered that one of the plug pins had burnt clean through and melted into the socket. Clearly made from very low quality metal. Annoyed that I'm limited to awarding this product one whole star.

    Don't buy these trashy cables. If you're going to die screaming in a house fire you may as well not pay A$129 for the privilege. Get an ebay knock-off instead. The house fire may still happen of course, but at least you'll have left a little extra to your kids.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flawed design

    • Written by Matthew H from Brooklyn

    These are terrible products which frequently break. Bending of the power cord during normal use and transport results in broken wires after a year or two. Come on, Apple!

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Rubbish

    • Written by jonathan T from Dudley

    Now need a third charger after both former chargers have frayed and both ends and the inner wires become exposed.
    Looks like its overheating too as definite signs of brown/scorching where the cable has split. Bad design and utter rubbish for a £1000 laptop.
    Sort it out Apple

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I simply don't understand

    • Written by Kevin T from Mopertingen

    I know how to take care of cables. Yet magsafe keeps breaking at the point where you can obviously see how the contact point is way to weak to handle the pressure simply by the cable's weight. Now mater how carefully I try to manage the pressure by careful placement and never putting stress on the contact point, it keeps fraying and forcing me into the market of new magsafe to set me back at another €79.

    I feel laughed at by Apple.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    • Written by Brittany K from Harrison Twp

    I am an advid user of Apple products. With that said, I own almost all products produced by Apple with the exception of a few items. I even convinced my parents to switch from archaic phones to iPhones after explaining how easy they are to use. However, this charger for my MacBook is nothing short of an absolute horrondeous design for a company as forthcoming and innovative as Apple. The narrow cord that connects to the charger pack and to the MacBook itself needs to be redesigned. I take care of my electronics and find it unacceptable for this cord to break, expose wires, spark and finally shock me and become nothing short of a fire hazard. I find it ridiculous that a replacement charger cost me $79 considering it could have started a fire with the spark it caused. Extremely disappointed in the engineering design of this charger pack for a company who is so innovative. I have a picture of the cord if necessary to validate my statement of the fire hazard as it is fried.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This will be my 3rd charger in as many years

    • Written by Tim S from Pearce

    Please make one that lasts - they are priced well over what they are worth and are clearly not fit for purpose. The last one exploded on me (just out of warrenty) with the lovely smell of burning electrics filling my apartment....

  • 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