• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So much fake chargers in the world?

    • Written by Laurens K from Haren

    I just charged my Late 2013 15 inch MacBook Pro and checked the power adapter from my 85W MagSafe 2 charger. It was really hot and I thought: this is not good, what is going on with my charger... I went searching on the web and found out there are a lot of the same issues with the charger. The reviews on the Apple Store site are really bad, and people are having the same issue, the charger get really hot. While searching the web you will find a lot of fake Apple MagSafe chargers and I had to find out if I had one too. I checked it with a YouTube video and found out my MagSafe Charger is fake too. My question is: how is it possible that there are so much stores online and offline that sell fake MagSafe chargers for nearly the same price as the real ones? After a few minutes of research on the web, I have discovered this problem is a daily driver for a lot of MacBook users... I have to say it is really dangerous to charge your Mac like this (if you have a fake charger). I also think that more than a half of these reviews is about the fake chargers (the dangerous ones). Thats not good because I believe the real chargers are good and do not deserve bad reviews. If you need a MacBook charger, buy them on Apple's site or in an Apple Store because the chance you have a fake charger is real high if you buy them somewhere else. And Apple please do something with this problem, I think I speak for a lot of people right now...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    • Written by Parker H from Westwood

    Too expensive and too easy to fall off. Always losing my charge. Terrible design

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product from apple

    • Written by Mohamed A from Cairo

    I change it basically every year!!!!
    I bought my macbook pro in 2016 and changed this magsafe 3 times for the same reason!!!
    It stops working while connected to the laptop, it just stops... the light turns off and that’s it.
    The same defection every time.
    Power supply unit is fine and apple care doesn’t have any clue every time but to buy a new one!!!!
    Which is really really really over priced for a nondurable product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Number three

    • Written by JARED S from Brighton

    I own a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina display. Over the past seven years I have bought three of the Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. Love the magnetic design but again like the iPhone charges they fray at the end.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    • Written by Sarah E from Langley

    I’ve used apple products for years. But every single year, this charger needs to be replaced (the most recent is only 8 months due to adapter failure).It is the most poorly designed charger I have come across. Either it will fray, or the adapter itself will short out. And the apple service centers will take every possible opportunity to void even a valid warranty. Please, please reconsider purchasing a MacBook if you are not willing to pay at least $100 per year for an extremely poor product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Charger

    • Written by Maedla G from toronto

    After one year of use my charger turned yellow and began to fray. After reading reviews I decided not to buy a replacement charger because it seemed like a total waste of money. Not only is this charger extremely hot, but ever 5 seconds the magnetic disconnects if you move the laptop slighlty. 2 years since fraying and now I have 2 feet of the wire wrapped in electrical tape.

    Funny thing is my l shaped charger for 4 years and never experience these problems.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish Product!

    • Written by Adrian M from Foster City

    I have owned and used Apple products since the late 1990's. I am (and will remain) a true fan of Apple. I have/had almost all their products (iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPod, etc.) but this is easily the worst product they have ever made. I am on the third adapter in as many years just on my MacBook Pro. For all other Apple laptops I have also had to purchase multiple power adapters. It is apparent to me that Apple will never improve their adapters. Does anyone at Apple even care that this product has such a low rating? The durability is questionable at best and the functionality of the MagSafe 2 is almost non-existant necessitating the purchase of third-party adapters. Look at the negative reviews stretching back years!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damages easily

    • Written by Denis M from Kingston

    Poor design

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hot to Touch

    • Written by Paul P from Toronto

    Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for my 15" MacBook Pro gets extremely hot to touch and I feel that it's a fire hazard. Also, the cable from the base of charger to connection at the laptop is cracked open so that wires are exposed, possibly from cable being hot & softening due to overheating. I expected this power adapter to be the best in quality from an Apple product, considering what I paid for my laptop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely dangerous...

    • Written by Alice J from OLDHAM

    I've had my MacBook now for about 3 years (the Mid-2015 pro) and the worst part about it is the chargers. My first one failed on me after about 11 months of usage. I do use it daily, but the fact the plug pins were sparking whenever I even touched them against the socket was crazy, then it just stopped charging at all.
    After weeks of complaining (with them telling me they could charge me if they found it was my fault it was sparking?) I finally received a replacement a week inside of my year warranty.

    The cable I've had since has literally turned yellow at the end of the wire where its overheated so much its caused wire damage. It's horrendously hot to touch even after just minutes of it being plugged in, particularly the MagSafe adapter part. I keep putting it off to buy a new one because of how expensive they are, plus the fact I've had two now that have been faulty. It's just not good enough. I buy expensive products to use daily and I expect the best quality for that, like any costumer would. Now I've been left with basically an £80 fee just to buy another so it doesn't do permanent damage to my laptop, or me.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Disappointed...

    • Written by H L from Hastings

    I'll preface this by mentioning that I've been a Mac user for 25 years. The thing I love most about Apple products has (until now) been the durability. I love that my three iPhones I've had over the years have each lasted 4+ years; it's nice to trust a product will last when you're investing good money into it. My iMac desktop from 2001 still works great, but it didn't have wifi connectivity technology, so that is the only reason I made an upgrade to my first MacBook Pro laptop. That laptop still works, but I upgraded to my current MacBook Pro after seven great years of everyday use on my first one. I LOVE my current MacBook Pro! It is reliable and works great for daily writing and graphic design use. But, I digress....

    Anyway, for the first time in two and a half decades, I am extremely disappointed with an Apple product! The design and quality (or lack thereof) of this charger is upsetting and not what I've come to expect as a longtime daily user of Apple products. I take excellent care of my computer and accessories, but this is now the SECOND 85W MagSafe2 Power Adapter that has gone bad already since upgrading to this computer. I never had this issue with my previous L-shaped charger for my old MacBook Pro laptop. Now I spend thousands on a wonderful new computer, and I'm spending $80 per year on replacement chargers. That is ridiculous is you ask me. I'm not sure if it's just what the skinny part of the cord is made out of or what, but it gets kind of brittle and starts to fray way too easily. Now I have exposed copper at various places along this charger, so I have to shovel out another $80 to replace it. I am just getting frustrated because I know it will happen again with the next one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One for each year?!?!

    • Written by Janet K from Alameda

    It’s three years since I bought my Mac and O am on my 3rd adopter. Besides getting too hot while on charge it now doesn’t charge. The magnet holds and sticks but the charger light indicator quits after 5 seconds and only to check it has stopped charging. I have to either have it pushed against something that can keep tight or hold it to charge. What’s annoying is the charger comes with this extra long power adaptor extension which I hardly use so now I have three in very good condition sitting in my cabinet...for what?!?!! Why create such waste?!?! Someone tell me where to donate them and I’ll pass them on.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks and Unplugs too easily

    • Written by Brigid C from Lakewood

    There is no good way to transport this between work and home. Within 3 months of getting my adapter (which I was wrapping around the prongs on the block), the wires frayed and I had to replace it. Since that method didn't work, on the new one I tried wrapping with the over/under technique I use on audio cables that is supposed to prevent damage. That cord only lasted about 6 months. There needs to be a better, stronger design that doesn't break.

    It's also annoying that you can only charge on a desk. It comes unplugged way too easily when it is on my lap, which kind of defeats the purpose of a LAPtop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL DESIGN

    • Written by Lisa L from Paso Robles

    This is the only laptop that I have ever owned where the charging cable frayed beyond repair. To charge $79.00 to replace the charger with another defective charger that will deteriorate quickly is INSULTING. I will not buy another Mac Book Pro for this reason. I'm irritated and angry. This is terrible customer service for someone who owns the whole line of Apple products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap non-replaceable cord & poorly designed connector

    • Written by Gregory E from Portland

    This cheap and easily broken cord that runs from the power block to the laptop is non-replaceable. The first power adapter I got broke within 6 months with little to no usage. An obvious design flaw by a rookie. The cord clearly should have been removable & replaceable.

    I feel Apple should do right with their customers and offer/sell a replacement for the faulty 85W MagSafe 2 power adapter with a "USB-C option" allowing the customer to use any off the shelf "USB-C" cable with a "MagSafe 2" adapter.
    But we know they won't. Apple places no value on a user's old hardware.

    Also, the poorly designed magnetic connector falls out too easily. The magnet should be stronger.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Selling this should not be legal

    • Written by Rick A from Diemen

    This is probably the worst Apple product I've ever had. Just bought my third Magsafe 2 adapter. Surprise surprise, it's still the A1424 model so no design improvements. It breaks faster than the average beer glass in a busy student cafe on a Saturday evening.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality

    • Written by Amol A from Jodhpur

    charger was overheating from day 1 and has finally stopped working just in 1 year. Warranty period is also over. Now will have to buy another overpriced bad quality charger

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent adapter

    • Written by Rita P from West Sacramento

    I am purchasing my first replacement Power Adapter after having my Macbook Pro 15-in with Retina Display for 6 years. When I first purchased this device, had some difficulties getting used to how easily the power magnet can detach from the computer. However, it became less of an issue over time.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Rubbish

    • Written by Kim K from CONDELL PARK

    I'm onto my third charger - seriously, these things are total garbage and Apple should be redesigning them and providing them as free replacements. The cable is incredibly fragile and the heat is ridiculous.
    They get so scorching hot and it wouldn't surprise me if one day they cause a fire/death.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliantly designed to make apple more money

    • Written by Nilay S from Mumbai

    My charger stopped working just 1 year in, post the warranty period. It has a very fragile engineering design and this is absolutely not expected from a company which charges you a limb for its macbooks

    8 of 8 people found this useful