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    Frayed cord

    The problem with this power supply is just like a couple of other posts. The cord frayed at the power unit and now is completely useless. With all the "Smart" people at Apple, one would think someone would have addressed this issue. Now I get to spend $79 for something I shouldn't need to. Very disappointed.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

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    New connector, same problems

    When my old adapter (with the T-connector) broke, I had it replaced. However, now less than a year later the thinner cable has separated from the converter unit and frayed, just like with the older model. I have had two of these adapters and neither lasted more than a year!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

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    Typical exploitation from Apple

    Same as virtually everyone else. The connection between the transformer and the cable is simply not strong enough. When I noticed mine had warn loose with exposed wires I looked closer and saw burn marks!
    This is a dangerous product, not sure how it can be licensed in the UK.
    However, without this item our £1,500 (minimum) laptops will not work. Just goes to show what a contemptible company Apple are.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

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    Power Cord One Year Old

    There is no person more careful than I am with the power cord. The cord insulation just split open next to the plug going in to the machine. They're $79!!! Poor engineering. Looks aren't everything Mr. Apple. Form FOLLOWS function. You know about this problem and yet continue to do nothing about it. After over 25 years as an avid user of your computers and products, I'm done. My next computer will not be an Apple. My next phone will not be an iPhone. I'm a high volume consumer of your products. I have 3 of your laptops, an iMac (the Big boy), an iPad, an iPhone 4s, and Apple TV. I am no longer going to buy Apple products. I will continue to use the ones I have as long as I can tolerate paying $79 for a cord that lasts ONE YEAR with careful light use.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

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    I love apple products, but the cables are terrible, and expensive.

    I think apple products are brilliant and I can understand why the computers cost so much money, but I cant understand why the cables and power adapters cost so much, because they are rubbish!

    The insulation on all the cables pulls away from the connection, my power cable insulation virtually deteriorated just a few months after getting the laptop, and to replace it would cost a small fortune, when the laptop has already cost £1500! ok it has the clever technology of the magnet, so it doesn't pull the laptop on the floor, but other than that, I am disappointed!

    It's not just this power cable I am dissatisfied with, its all apple cables! the ipod cables, iphone cables, the lot! personally I have brought the cheaper, yet more durable alternatives! I have recently brought a replacement for the power adaptor for £25 less than apple are charging and it seems to be so much durable and reliable. I paid a whole £3 for 2 new ipod cables and they are great.

    Apple, I love your products, just improve your cables, or reduce the price by at least half! I have been an apple customer for over 12 years, but the cables have always been a disappointment. sorry!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    Rip off price for poor product.

    Very expensive product to replace. Original which came with MacBook disintegrated after 18 months. Purchased another and same wear and tear appeared at the link between cable and the charge piece. Would not recommend at all especially given the price for the MacBook itself and replacement. Though should not have to be buying a replacement at all after 18 months. Have gone to cheaper alternatives via eBay.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

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    Once again, dead for no reason

    Yet ANOTHER power adapter dead for no reason. Two years of careful use. I have to waste time and money now tomorrow to get a new one. And I can't finish tonight what I wanted to do.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    Charger wire failure at mag connection

    I also have had to replace my charger due to the failure of the wire at the magnetic connector. It has been about 2 years of normal use. The charger looked brand new but the connection started to become erratic at first then over time lost connection completely. I was disappointed in the poor design. The wire pulled right out of the magnetic connector without much effort.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

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    Worst Charger ever!!!

    This charger is by far the worst charger ever! its like Apple does this on purpose so you can buy a new one every year. what was wrong with the old magsafe charger? the one that looked more like a T that one was better. with this new one the end that connects to the laptop gets all bent and overtime it starts to mess up. who's bright idea was that? atleast with the old one it use to connect straight on which was better. SMH APPLE!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cable frays

    I like the magsafe connection, but the brick end of the cable isn't reinforced enough. After a couple of years, I needed a new one. I'm surprised they haven't fixed this.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

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    Flawed Design

    I am on my third adapter in 2-1/2 years. There should be more reinforcement around where the cord comes out of the power brick and also at the mag end. Can't believe there isn't a better level of quality for what they charge for these.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

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    Worst Ever

    Breaks quickly and has horrible cable management. Other PC makers create adapters that at least last and can be stored well for a trip.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

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    Almost 5 years and 6+ chargers later

    My laptop will be 5 years old in February and I need another new charger. That will be my 6th new charger that I can remember. Most of them frayed right where it attaches to the adapter on the side that runs to the computer. Apple please fix this design flaw it is really the only complaint I have.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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    Gone through 8 now...

    Have had my Macbook Pro since May 2011. We have now gone through 8 of these chargers, each ending with the same problem. The pins on the inside of the connector melt deeming it useless. The charger itself gets so hot it left burn marks on myself and my 1 year old. At first I thought it was our houses power that was causing an issue but then it happened at a hotel. Hopefully they do something about this issue soon since many seem to have it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

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    Awful

    Frayed and broke after <1 year of normal use.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

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    85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    With all their amazing engineers and technology they can't manage to design a power adapter that lasts more than a year? Kills me to have to fork over more money for something that I already paid so much money for.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

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    Terrible

    doesn't last very long

    25 of 25 people found this useful

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    Awesome totally wanted to buy a 3rd one

    It's is my third cord I have had to buy!!!!!!!!!! They charge out the rear end for the chargers and then they stop working less then a year later. People spend tons of money on your products. These are reasons why people stop using your product and go to a different company. With all the technology that you have why can't you make a charger that works for longer then 6 months would be much appreciated but we all know they won't. If I could give no stars I would it doesn't deserve the one star. Thanks Apple for taking money I need for bills and other things besides another charger.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

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    Go for function over fashion

    So far my power charger is working after 5 months of owning my 15" Macbook Pro.

    The outlet plug itself continues to have the tapered geometry as Apple sticks with the sleek design. Well this makes it really hard to pull out of an outlet especially since this has the 3rd grounding prong. A redesign is looooong overdue. All you need to do Apple, is add some sort of a ridge to the plug so we can grasp it when we pull it out of the plug.

    A plug doesn't need to be aerodynamic.

    You also need to revamp your design team since there has been NOTHING very innovative in about oh...a decade.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

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    shopping for my second...

    just like everyone else here.

    13 of 14 people found this useful