• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design, Poor Production

    All mobile device chargers I have ever had from Apple have disintegrated in one way or another. Not from excessive use, but through overheating of materials and eventual breakage.
    My previous laptop charger (without the L shaped connector) seemed to melt its own outer casing, and disconnect the magsafe head entirely.
    My Iphone charger’s head is hanging by a string.
    My current laptop charger (with L connector) has overheated and melted its coating causing the outer casing to flay and tear. With a long line of successful design innovations, I would have hoped that Apple could see that the new L magsafe head is nowhere near as nice to use as the older straight connector.

    I have always made each charger perform its duties until it is completely unusable, even when exposed wires are hazardous. I go this far because I cannot afford to keep replacing such a vital piece of equipment and I refuse to play into Apples greedy hands. I have put up with the continual outdating and depreciation of Apple products and continue to purchase the new ones.

    I hope that Apple can find a material that is not so prone to destruction and also reduce the amount of heating of charger heads, charger transformers, and laptops! Even if it is more expensive, it will not matter if one only need purchase it once!

    It would reinstate brand loyalty in any consumer if there was an inkling that Apple gave a proverbial.




    tl:dr

    Same story, different cord, more money spent!

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty wiring will keep you short of power

    I have had 3 MacBook Pros, two for work and my personal one. On all three, the power adapter appeared to have defective wiring, so depending on the angle in which the cable hangs, the charge light goes out, indicating that the flow of power has stopped. Since the benefits of a MAC far outweigh this piece of hardware, which is terrible, just be willing to dish out $90 here and there to keep the MAC in biz.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    I own a macbook pro 15' and i have had 4 of these chargers. They break so easy. i am not satisfied at all. The cord connection just does not last.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sigh

    Bought a new adapter 2 months ago because the cable split on the old one. The new one just died today after unplugging it from my laptop. Great!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed in one month

    I just got this MacBook Pro a month ago and the power supply failed. Since Apple won't address the problem, I'm going to look into replacing the computer on warranty issues. What a waste. Designers should be users.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed

    What can I say about my hatred for Apple cords? This is our 3rd cord and we've had this specific one for 6 months and it's already frayed. As amazing as Apple electronics are, you'd think they could develop a cord that was worth the $80 that it costs to replace it.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design ever!!!

    Just tried to replay my fourth MagSafe plug after head broke off again. I cannot for the life of me think why apple has not corrected this long standing design issue. So incredibly frustrating and staff at apple store were no help at all in trying to replace the defective plug

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 13 months of use

    I've spent the last two weeks struggling to keep my 13 mo. old MacBook Pro charged. I've reset the SMC (several times), fiddled with the MagSafe Power Adapter in any and all conceivable ways, followed every instruction for "fixing" the problem I could find on Apple's web site, and finally (while watching the last of this partial charge dwindling away) realize that yet another piece of $%$# Apple charger has to be replaced. I've experienced charge failures with 2 other models. One actually burned me when I frantically tried to pull it from the computer as it sparked and smoked! Apple refused my request for a free replacement that time, so my expectations are minimal today. I'm a long time Apple fan (still have an SE in its bag somewhere), but this power supply issue is a huge drag!!!!!

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    The design of wrapping the wire around the L shaped prongs for storage causes the wire to twist/bend in the same spot over and over. Eventually the plastic wrap over the wire breaks exposing the wire causing the unit to fail and short out.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A step backwards

    Not as good as the older style magsafe adapters. L shaped connector protrudes out of the back of the laptop when attached one way, and covers up ports when attached the other. Cable is of low quality and the connector itself does not seat easily into magsafe female port on laptop. All in all, a leap backwards by Apple. If you can find an older style power adapter, I highly recommend that you buy that instead.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Again...

    Back to the site to buy another one. Original just died. Mac a bit over a year old

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no power again

    Two power adapter dead in 14 months. Oh, the joy. I saw the second one just die before my very own eyes. One second it was working, the next, it was dead.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken LV cord

    So after only 13 month the isolation on the low voltage cord broke. This defiantly should last way longer, and a new replacement are a stunning DKK 600,-.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is the design still the same after all the reviews?

    Seriously bad design. But you have no choice it comes with the MacBook Pro. So just be gentle. The wire is similar to coax cable. There is a mesh wire around an insulated core wire. It will twist off at the little "brick" and short with regular use. You know, like when you unplug it and wind the cord up — even loosely. Keep in mind the 80 bucks to replace it. Hello Apple: strain relief, not a new concept.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful...and expensive

    Plan on buying at least one a year.
    These cords are poorly made, I have had to buy one each year since I've had my Mac. Please make them more resilient.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not great

    i've had my 15" macbook pro for about a year now, and the rubber covering on the cord where it connects to the adapter has split and has a bunch of frayed wires hanging out.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful

    Had this for 10 months and the part that plugs into the computer FELL OFF. I hope warranty will cover it because I will NOT be happy if I have to pay $80 to get it replaced.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Connect With Super Thin Protective Case On Macbook Pro

    If I could give this zero stars I would. This charger will not connect to my Macbook Pro when the protective case that I bought from Apple at the Apple Store, the super thin one, is on my laptop. I literally have to remove the bottom protective cover if I want to use this power adapter. How did this error get overlooked in product testing? Taking this protective case off daily or even multiple times in a day is unacceptable.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Disappointed

    My Mac Book Pro Power Adapter has just stopped working, I use my Mac to DJ events and smack in the middle of an event my MAC the Mixer stopped working because of the low power on the Mac. The failure was damaging and Apple should have taken better care in it's design approach.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after less than a year...

    The "L" connector was no problem, but cable still takes strain in other places. Mine broke open right next to the transformer. You've got no alternative anyways... why even read/write a review about this thing. Sigh...

    17 of 19 people found this useful