• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Adapter

    I too am furiously frustrated with this product. It makes absolutely no sense to spend this much on a computer and can't have a decent power adapter. Do better Apple!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If only the connection at the L-Connector were as solid as the one at the transformer block you'd have 4 to 5 stars.
    I have noticed that this isn't only a problem with this connector but also with the iPhone 5 connector.
    If you insist on using such delicate connectors then you must find a way to prevent the case from separating at the point where the plug framing stops. I know this can be done because I'm a HAM radio operator AND a retired Weapons Technician with 20+ years of making cables work for the US Navy's ships, airplanes, and munitions carriers (rocket launchers, missile launchers, etc).
    There are some good aftermarket components and for the price and length of service, they are far superior. You can buy 2 or 3 for the $79.00 price you charge for inferior workmanship. Their design is the same and power outputs are identical to those of your product.
    Apple is beginning to smell like a Cow; you remember the Cow computers, Gateway. Their accessories, which were made in China, were on a plane with this power supply--great ideas, poor design and implementation.
    Its such a pain in the neck and I love my Pro Book, its the best laptop I've ever owned and I've owned a bunch. But the electric cable, a wonderful idea, is so poorly constructed that it casts a pal over the entire rig.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    super junk

    This cord actually caught fire on my desk. The end had frayed at the adapter and I didn't notice. If I had left my house while it was plugged in it would have probably burned it down...this is a lawsuit waiting to happen. I can't believe they haven't redesigned it after all these bad reviews. The adapter box is waaaaaaay too heavy for the wimpy little cord to handle and even the way you are suppose to wrap the cord around the hooks puts stress exactly at the point where the cord fails. I'm an Aerospace Engineer and this is literally one of the worst designs I've ever seen.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a great charger!!!

    I don't know how people are using this charger. but i charge my laptop and use it on daily bases. and i never had an issue pair in mind i had it for 3 years now !!! so i don't know how you guys r using the charger !?!?!

    0 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for < 6 months

    I bought this charger for my MacBook Air at the end of January. I was on my third charger for the laptop, after going many years without any problems with the second charger. ( First & Second chargers eventually frayed like everyone has mentioned.) Not even 6 months later, the magnetic piece came completely off of the cord after pulling the cord from the computer. The piece was lodged into the charging port and had to be removed with a pliers due to the magnetic force. Obviously, if the cord is still plugged in and you try to reattach the magnetic covering around the prongs, it will spark. This is not only a hazard but a pathetic attempt at providing a product that complies with the Apple brand. I guess this is the end of quality products for Apple &We are now all forced to fork over money to replace their mistakes.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $2,600 Computer with Poor Power Cord

    I've had this computer a little over a year and the power cord already has to be replaced. The entire thing is frayed at the area where it plugs into the computer and the electrical wires from inside the cord are now exposed and beginning to be a problem. Now I have to spend another $85 + shipping to get a replacement cord because this one can't keep up with normal wear and tear.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 Stars For A Wasteful Product

    You're being forced to buy a total piece of junk plastic with low-grade flimsy gauge wiring. The thin, cheap cable that exits the transformer is possibly the biggest waste of materials in manufacturing today. You'd think that Apple would invest some time into better engineering its existing chargers, but no, they just keep selling garbage at economies of scale. Buy it because you need it, not because it's a good product in any way except its mag-safe connector.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Quality for high cost.

    Ok, so I'm a poor college student, I work 2 jobs and take classes online. I bought your computer back in 2013 with the help of my parents and every last penny of graduation money. For the last 2 years, I have taken this laptop to classes, work, starbucks, etc. Well, a few months ago, your less than stellar quality, thin charger began to fray at both ends of the wire. So, I taped it up. Today, as I went to plug in my laptop, nothing was charging. Despite all my efforts, taping, care, and going outlet to outlet, your product broke. I have in the past had this experience with all your phone and iPad chargers. Your methods are CHEAP but you are charing us for trash. Why should I have to spend $80 on a charger thats going to fray again? I believe a discount should be in order. At two jobs, I can't even afford to replace this thing, which in turn, is effecting literally everything I need to get done seeing as how we live in an age that so heavily relies on technology. I mean, I can't even afford to replace the screen on my iPhone, which is forcing me to use an old iPhone which is literally, again, causing me more issues than necessary. So, here's the deal, either strengthen the power chord or lower the price. You're jacking something up and its a piece of garbage.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Construction and Design

    I'm on my third 85 W Magsafe Power Adapter. With the first one, I wrapped the cable around the adapter, thinking that's how the cable separated and frayed in the first place. With the second one, I never wrapped it and kept the cable loose but it still separated and frayed. I now realize it's not user error and the problem is poor construction and design.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than two years

    Like everyone else experiencing the same problem my magsafe power adapter frayed where the chord meets the charger and stopped working. I still have 1 year left on my applecare and I hope they will realize it is a design issue and not a user issue and replace it. judging from the comments of most users it is not likely and I will probably have to buy one. It is so expensive too.

    I am an apple fan boy but these little things are so annoying.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Power Cable

    I am on my 3rd power cord now, the flimsy cord separated and exposed wires where the cord mets the power block. I can count on one hand how many time I have wrapped the cord around the block in 2 years. Just a terrible design. Why not make the cord replaceable with out replacing the whole power block.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One my second charger in 3 months! Not Happy!

    My Macbook Pro is only 3 months old and my 85w Magsafe2 charger that came with my 15"MBP has already failed! I have just bought another one for 100 bucks! really? How often will I have to do this? I'm not happy at all!

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My MagSafe Power Adapter became dangerous!

    Like many of the other loyal Apple folks, my late 2008 Macbook Pro 15" power cord has completely stopped working. I had to buy a new one for $80.00 and while I understand it's older they should not die this way. I have taken extra good care of this older Macbook Pro and it's been amazing except for the power cord where it connects to the MagSafe wire. It is really not safe at all. It seems as if it could become a fire hazard and also it would be easy to fix with better quality wire! So I sadly join the crowd and ask Apple to repair and redesign the power cords and connectors so we can all love our Mac's 100%! Apple I really hope that you are listening!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly designed!

    I agree with the others that say this product is not fit for purpose. Back again at the store a year later to buy another due to frayed cord. Boooooooooo!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement didn't even last 1.5 years

    I don't know, I had mine replaced about 1.5 years ago for power problems and don't wind my cords tight and it's still burnt and frayed apart at the end.

    This never happened with my PC adapters

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe MagSucks

    Please Apple, will you apply your amazing design and engineering skills to your power adapters? I am now going on my fourth MagSafe power adapter for my MacBook Pro. The low voltage cords fray/short out after a dismayingly short useful life, then I have to chuck the whole thing. It's expensive and environmentally unsound. Can't you make the cord detachable from the power brick so that only the cord needs to be replaced. Geesh!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord has broke yet AGAIN

    Going on my 3rd one of these. If anyone says they don't break they obviously do not use their laptop as much. I take mine to and from work every day and have to plug in the charger multiple times a day and my 3rd one just broke - so far they seem to last about a year and that's about it...

    Plus the price is expensive for the quality you are getting.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    Had to buy another Adapter for my very well looked after 17" Laptop The one that came with the computer when new started to smoke and glow.
    Luckily I was there when this happened so it didn't burn the house down. I thought it was just cheep replicas we had to be worried about. Not genuine Apple products!

    There are enough people here complaining Apple. Don't say you were not aware of the problem.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get it right Apple

    We have a MacBook Pro and it looks like I am going to have to buy a fourth charger for this. Two were replaced under warranty and I had to buy a third. This one still works -- somewhat. I have to constantly wiggle it around and get it just right in order for it to charge. I did not remember exactly the price of a new one. So, suffice it to say that I am quite displeased and had quite the sticker shock now when I have decided I need to buy a new one.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First problem with a power adapter

    I have been buying these power adapters for years. I usually have three: one at work, one at home, one in the computer bag. I still have some with the concentric plug from previous generations. My wife and my son have MacBookPros, and they use the same adapters. And we have no problems.

    So far, I have lost one adapter (left it behind, my fault), and today my first one actually died. It was the home unit, so not subject to a lot of twiddling, just plug in and plug out. It was an older unit with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter, so I must have got about 5-6 years out of it. I have had no issues with fraying, internal breaks and the like that others complain about. I suspect that these represent a small percentage of the total number of adapters out there, so one's chances of getting a dud are fairly low. That doesn't make it the least bit easier for those who get a poor unit, but it may put the numbers into perspective, and so the chances of getting a flaky adapter.

    I'm going to buy another one, so I'll see if the latest ones are OK. I'll let you know if it dies!

    2 of 9 people found this useful