• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    needs to be better

    As with others comments, I have needed to replace the charger once. The second one will be replaced when I have money to do so. I am happy to read others have had problems with fraying.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same problem...

    Only problem is the cable snaps.. I recommend ebay as it is very cheap.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord is horrible, this will be my 3rd replacement not worth $80

    Dear Apple,

    You guys seriously need to fix this power cord fraying issue! This is simply not acceptable, this will by my 3rd power adapter i go thru in less than a year, WOW! Never again will purchase any more Apple products until you guys get your *%$#@ together. I will be switching to Windows based machines till then.

    Not your friend,


    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've purchased three

    Why can't they make these things last? My 2012 MacBook Pro has gone through three of these adapters. It's the same every time. The cable rots near the magnetic connector, first turning yellow and then cracking.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    its all wrong with this

    my second ORIGINAL power adapter just fried from inside, also blowing fuses in my apartment.
    it's nuts to make people pay 100 bucks for a power adapter that never lasts longer than 2 years.
    and we have no choice, because non original ones are even worse!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 cords down ordering a third

    All the power cords I have ever had have fallen apart over time. No amount of duct tape rubber cement can keep it together.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    The cord will quickly fray at the connector because of the poor design and will eventually have to be replaced. A power adapter, if well designed, should last indefinitely. If the plastic reinforcement at the connector extended an extra inch, the problem would most likely be solved.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Terrible

    On my third or fourth power cord for my 2009 Macbook Pro. Don't want a new Macbook because they don't have MagSafe though.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My wife and I have both had to replace the power adapter for our MacBook Pro 15" Retina Displays. Unfortunately, right after the warranty ran out. Manufacturing defect anyone?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Absolutely poor performance for what has been considered to be a great company. Needs to find a solution for this fraying cord as well as break at the connection point.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hazardous Exposed Wire

    It is hazardous to have a power cord whose wires are exposed, for obvious reasons. It is also expensive to replace the charger when the wire is inevitably exposed. It is ridiculous that a company with the resources to fix such a problem still sells a product that is so problematic. As a student it is especially difficult to afford to replace my charger but am forced to because I need my computer every day. I love apple products but I do not love this product. Please fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one for the same computer

    These power adapters fray at the L. Every time. Horribly designed. Should be replaced for free by Apple.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Honest Review

    I bought my MacBook Pro in the beginning of 2015. I've had it for two years. With my experiences, the only complaint I have is that the little plastic tabs to wrap the cord around broke. I am very gentle and easy with my equipment. That shouldn't have broken although, it HAS been two years.. I mean wear and tear does exist, right? The charger cord is getting a little bulged up as well. I can't lie about that. I do think overall, this is a very good charger. It DOES get hot, but again I think that's normal. Thank you apple, for always manufacturing high end products.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    80 bucks to replace frayed cord?

    This is the third time I've bought a replacement cord for my Macbook Pro, always for the same reason: the cord frays at the power brick because it is always getting bent in order to store the cord for transport. Why can't Apple make this cord detachable, so that it can be removed from the power brick when transporting and/or replaced when frayed? This little cord has cost so much to replace.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage Cord wont last longer than 1 year

    I have had my mac since 2011. Now a five year old laptop problems are expected. I have had an estimated 4 or 5 of these $80 cambes and Im fed up my newest one is less than a year old and the rubber arround the cable is cracking and giving out. Im going into the apple store to see if they will replace this one. If they do I will purchase another mac with them in the near future and if they don't PC here I come. Fed up with this garbage charger.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire hazard

    Having to replace yet another power adapter. Despite being exceedingly careful with this one and it showing no outward signs of damage the wires burned out and the flex melted through. Pretty stunning that apple are incapable of getting the basics right and charge €89 for a replacement with all the flaws of the original.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hope 3rd Time Is A Charm

    It doesn't help when you're the type that tries to be careful with storing away devices properly especially with this delicate product. This will be my 3rd MagSafe power adapter. Somehow my Early 2008 Macbook Pro 15 outlasted the first 2 power adapters. So why am I on my third? Yes, you guessed right! IT FRAYED AGAIN! Most recently it started to sizzle and spark with the smell of burning. Now, what do you think would've happened had this been on my rug without me noticing?

    Design wise. The original first MagSafe power adaper pull-away design was better, no wonder the new MagSafe 2 magnet looks like the original. There were occurrences when someone tripped on this power adapter and rather than disconnecting, it tugged on my Macbook. It looks "nice" that this adapter is slim and hugs the computer but I think it "hugs" it too hard to disconnect as intended.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with everyone else here

    I have to agree with everyone else here: the cable sheath breaks near where it connects to the laptop, so you end up having to throw a perfectly working power supply into the trash because of a poor quality cable sheath.

    Obviously there is a breathtakingly simple solution: to make the cable between the power supply and the mag connector modular, so it plugs into the power supply. Then you could just replace the inexpensive cable, and not the entire power supply.

    Or better still make the cable sheath durable so it doesn't need to be replaced in the first place!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll take a different approach...

    Let me prefix this rant - I'm a technologist and if you search for reviews by me about anything, they are scant. I don't want to write this one. I have to...

    As I look down at my 2 year old 85w magsafe adapter dangerously held together with electrical tape, my heart just sinks. Its not the money (my company will pay for this one). I've bought replacements for myself before. ITS THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. I'm so frustrated with build-to-fail mentality. Of course, give the people what they want. However, not sure how many people begged for wireless headphones.

    Do not get me wrong, I have purchased a number of apple products, I really would love it if the massively profitable parts-replacement would end. Apple seemed to take pride in design and quality, but I have older windows-based computers that have adapters that work like they did when they came out of the box --- years ago.

    My wife is buying a microsoft surface and I'm going to see how it performs. I switched from windows a few years back to apple, I'm leaving my options open in the future.

    Of course, Apple is not alone -- but that doesn't make it right.

    One star is a gift

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A good hustle

    Same thing as all the other reviewers are saying. This is my 3rd charger....I even wrap my charger correctly like the youtube videos says. With over 1000 One star reviews, there is no way Apple doesn't know about this and I'm starting to think it's a hustle. At least reduce the price for the charger I've paid over $100 plus tax.