• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had to replace two adapters in the past 6 months

    Come on Apple - you are known and respected for your lap tops. I have been a loyal customer since 1985 (!) and always trusted the Apple brand. However my recent experience with the l-shaped power cords for the 13 " Macbook Pro has been highly disappointing and frustrating. From the reviews by other customers I read on just the first page I can see we are all disgusted with the quality and price. Twice this year the prongs for the magnetic connection have broken off! I can connect them for awhile but then the connection starts to fail and I have to grit my teeth and replace the device.

    Surely Apple could reengineer the power adapter so that it does not fray, burn, fall apart as is reported by so many loyal customers. Paying almost $90 to replace it is wearing on my patience as well as confidence that Apple stands behind its products. I would appreciate it if customer support would contact me regarding the issue.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality charger

    Today I am buying my third one of these chargers in three years. That is one of these chargers per year. I used to think that I was somehow not treating my charger carefully enough so that its condition rapidly deteriorated; but from reading the reviews from others, I see that this is not the issue. The charger frays so easily, that on both of previous occasions of owning these chargers, I've had to use duct tape to keep the cable intact. For such an expensive charger, this is just not acceptable. Shame on you, Apple!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought a Macbook Pro 13" 7 months ago and the charger that came with it is already giving me issues. Which is bad. Because there's people looking at me like 'Oh wow, you must not know how to take care of your things'. When really, I haven't coiled or wrapped the wires. It's always dumped in a big bag loosely so it's impossible for me to mistreat my charger... yet, the wire wrapping near the charger's core is torn and now I have to spend time to delicate move the wire so the green light lights up again and pray it'll go orange. It takes a lot of hope and prayers to get it right. Which is really tiring. I see Americans complaining for spending 80 bucks on the charger and here I am in Malaysia having to spend 280 bucks for a charger because of the exchange rate. Which is, frankly, insane. Not only is the wire now exposed and I still have to use it, I've checked and there's little burn marks so I'm guessing the thing might just explode or electricute me if I go on using it. Therefore, I /have/ to spend 280 bucks on a new charger. Properly insane.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    I absolutely love Apple products but there is obviously a problem with the chargers when there is this many negative reviews. I, along with every person I know who owns a MacBook, and most everyone who wrote reviews have had their chargers break. The charger itself overheats and stops working. Before my cord completely stopped working the cord ripped at the end, then quickly ripped all the way down, leaving wires exposed/fraying and rubber like dust everywhere my computer charger went. I am not rough on my charger and did nothing to it to make it tear. It is not fair to charge $80 for something that will consistently keep breaking.
    Different issue but I have also had problems with my phone/ipod chargers.
    Please re-design your chargers!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    My MacBook Pro isn't even three years and I'm on my third charger. For such an expensive charger, it is ridiculous that Apple hasn't created a longer lasting product. Very disappointing product.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "Perfect travelling companion" NOT!

    I have a late (Dec) 2011 MacBook Pro. I use it daily at work and at home, and therefore it travels quite a lot. Consequently, the adapter gets wound up an awful lot of times. The product description states: "Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter has a clever design that allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage."

    What a load of nonsense!! I naively followed the "designed storage" option, only to find that the thinner part of the cable where it leaves the transformer body has frayed and now the whole thing needs to be replaced. I'm not exactly thrilled at paying £65 for a new one, when it is the "designed" storage that has caused the damage in the first place. Even less so, if the warranty is limited to 90 Days as other reviews state. Thing is I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place - a dead MacBook or an extortionately-priced charger? Yeah, thanks Apple.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break frequently

    My first one broke, due to the design of having to twist the cord around to store it. I bought a second one and now that one has broken as well in less than a year for no apparent reason. It is ridiculous to charge so much for such a defective item. If they are going to continue to design or build these so they break at least once a year, they need to charge much less for them. This is the first time I've been seriously disappointed by Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 frays

    I'm careful with my cord, this is my second one (first stopped working out of the blue, but no frays).

    My cord is 3 years old, and it was a brand new replacement. The plastic sleeve broke in 3 spots right by the magnetic head. I guess I have to buy a new one, because it finally stopped charging the computer tonight. Not exactly good timing as I need this computer for school and work. Apple please contact me about this.

    I do like the magnetic part.

    The self clip can tear the cord as well.

    I know I expected better, the computer has always been great.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I was working on a project and realized the battery was running out so I grabbed my charger and saw that the cord was burnt. Now it's not working and I only have 9% battery life. What am I supposed to do? Does it burn by itself if its "over-charged"?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive.

    I've had my MacBook since 2008 and since I've bought it I've had to replace the charging cord several times. While I may not lose the charging function of the cord, it frays excessively. I'm well aware that things will grow weathered and tattered - such is life, nothing lasts forever. This is out of control though. I'm a huge supporter of Apple and their products but this is one thing that really grinds my gears. They look and act cheap but they're sure to put a hole in the average Joe's pocket. It's a shame its our only option.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Having to replace mine as the cable came apart and stopped working.

    Really disappointing as £65 is very expensive for a power cable.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Achilles of Apple

    I've had two lap tops, an ipad mini, two phones and 5 ipods, all great products save one phone. Worst part of every product has been the chargers. After 10 years owning apple products I say this, want to keep people loyal? Acknowledge the problem and try not to gauge your customers with another bad replacement part at steep prices. An $80 charger which will be the third one for my pro is pathetic. Every ipod charger has lost ability to give a consistent charge and we're constantly trying to find another cord. I shouldn't have to be buying Belkin chargers (they are smart, they are cashing in on the consistency of your failed chargers and offering them at a replaceable cost) that is cheaper and more durable than the Apple brand.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I was having a bad day

    the skin of the cabe started peeling off and I've mended it with electrical tape. I was thinking about buying a new one and started looking on the apple website and on ebay. After reading the reviews, I thought it was best to keep mending my old one until it stops working for good...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts 3-4 Months Only

    I bought a power adapter for my MacBook Pro 6 months ago because the original one had broken. After 4 months or so, the new adapter stopped working. My brother wiggled the cable and we could make it work at times. It is not cheap and I was in Venezuela, so I wiggled the cable until it worked every time; I did this for about a month. Now I am back to USA, the cable is not working properly still, but when wiggled it only shows a green light and the battery is not charging. Another adapter is about $80, very costly in my opinion and you never know how long it'll last...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous and a rip off

    I've had to replace my macbook battery twice and today I bought my 5th power cord!!! In canada I pay $99 plus tax for each one. It frays within the first 6 months. I am scared of a fire or that one of my children will touch it and get electrocuted. I think thats pretty bad for apple to make such a lousy product and they must be making a fortune to sell a $100 cord 4-5 times to each macbook owner! Dangerous, sucky products are not cool!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I can't understand how these can be break so quickly. I knew they were very fragile and made sure I never wrapped it around anything, but it still didn't even last a year. Please redesign these!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    May be the last apple product i buy

    Apple, you've done it. Your power cables have turned me. Both my charger cables for my iphone 5 and my macbook pro have failed me twice now. In a two year period, I have had to replace both twice. It really bothers me, to the point where I decided to come online and see what other people have to say. I will not pay another $80 dollars for your cable. I'd rather buy one overseas and replace my entire computer when that one dies, and who knows, it could possibly last longer than Apple brand.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please try this before buying a new adaptor

    I had no idea that these adaptors had such a poor ratinguntil I came to this page. I have had my MacBook Pro around 4 years now so I guess I'm lucky I've had no issues with the adapter to this point. I just had a problem that my MacBook would not charge when I plugged the power adapter in. I read through some of the reviews here and noticed one that said to try pushing something on the prongs inside the magnetic head on the adapter that attaches to the computer as they can have issues. I tried that and it worked! My MacBook is now happily charging and I just saved myself $80...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe 2 can't hold on to save its life

    Adapter doesn't hold as well as the old L-style - heck, even the original t-style; always popping off at the slightest breeze.

    I tend to think of myself as someone who takes good care of his adapters - after all, it's terrible to be stuck without one when running low on battery, and they aren't exactly cheap and inexpensive to replace - but this thing just slowly went south as I used it. Cable became hot to the touch while charging battery and even melted right through the cladding until it finally shorted out.

    So, thanks Apple - guess I'll plop down another $80 on a sub-par adapter that will die in a few years.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible and dangerous product

    this charger lit fire during a gig. and 80 for a replacement? wow apple ....

    11 of 12 people found this useful