• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nah B

    if the rubber piece that connects the actual charger piece to the battery splices, and the rubber insulator comes out, you can stick a toothpick in it and push the metal spiral into the battery and it will work...

    Down side is you could start an electrical fire, but thats way cheaper than 78 bucks for a charger.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stock price goes up quality goes down...

    This product is just...bad.The whole package. Mine actually started to smoke. In the beginning there was just a little tear on the base of the cable. I noticed that it was getting way to hot at that specific point. After maybe 10 charges the tear had become a lot bigger due to the heat. And today suddenly i noticed a smell like something was burning...Yeap it was the charger,it was smoking like some 30$ chinese one. One month earlier my macbook decided not to boot, went to the tech guy no hd problems he said. The verdict? They do that some times. Not worth 1300 euros at all.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays

    In a year of usage it frayed at the end where it plugs into the laptop since there is no strain relief.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst laptop charger ever made. Extremely fragile.

    I've gone through 6 of these. They will either break at the base of the brick or at the tip where it plugs to the macbook. I've tried everything from wrapping a ballpoint pen spring around the tip, wrapped the wire around the hooks on the brick. NOTHING WORKs. Poor design. Laptop PC chargers are far more sturdier. If you're going to make something this cheap, don't charge an arm and a leg to replace it. I'm glad there are aftermarket parts to these cheap chargers. Seriously, rethink your design.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have had 2 of 3 stop working

    I've had 2 of the 3 adapters I've purchased randomly stop working. My original quit a year ago and I purchased two more. One of those has now died. I compared it to the one that's working--they look exactly the same still, so I can't tell why one would work and one wouldn't.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i'm going to demand a replacement

    this is probably the poorest quality charging cable i've seen in my life. i think i just bought my third(?) replacement charger, tried to move the little clip that lets you wrap the cord up for storage since it was stuck all the way at the bottom of the cable (why?), and the rubber sheathing around the charge cable burst open because it's too loose for the wiring inside. absolutely awful quality. going to my local apple store and am going to be very upset if i don't get a free replacement.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Cord Poor Quality

    Bought the power cord last year to replace the one that came in with the computer originally. Now, buying a new one to replace the one that I bought last year. The plastic cover and wires break and crack easily especially where you connect it to the connection.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree is bad design, but read this!

    My adapter started acting up and would only charge in certain position until there was no more positions that would make it work!
    I figured out that the little slide-on fold-on connector would rock up and down about 1/4 of and inch loosely when testing by hand and my other ipad and mac charger would not!
    So i took the little adapter from my old ipad charger and replaced with the defective not working mac charger and ...... voila!!! I works!
    Stupid adapter gets loose after time, thats it, not the charger itself but just the little slide-on folde-on little connector!
    I hope that helps, it helped me and i'm happy that i don't have to buy another one!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Must be planned obsolescence

    I've been through four of these, and the same thing happened with each one - the internal wiring frays, and the rubber cable disconnects from the magnetic charging head.

    It'd be bad enough if it was a cheap replacement, but at AUD$109 a pop, it's beyond frustrating - A shame that a company like Apple would look to profit from a product they know is faulty (+2k one star reviews?), but continues to sell.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Room for improvement

    Pros
    + Correctly titled - it's an Apple power adapter
    + Cardboard box included
    + Might stay intact, provided you never, ever touch it (ever)

    Cons
    - £80 price tag for £5 build quality
    - Wire is permanently coiled up like a wonky spring
    - I could probably pick apart the wire casing with my fingernails, or a moderate sneeze

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a horrible product and replacements are worse

    I would give this NO STARS if I could. I'm not one to write reviews, but I had to replace this product at least 4 times in the past 2 years so I just had to write one up. My first charger worked for about 2 years until I needed a replacement. Since then, I bought a new charger (which only lasted 3 months) and had 2 chargers replaced (each only lasting for about 2-3 months). Every single time, the wiring inside the cables seems to fray from the inside (with no external damage) and loses its charge; the chargers even send out a spark sometimes through the rubber (which is a major safety hazard). I am thoroughly disappointed by this product and am considering to switch to a PC just because of the frustration this product has caused. It is expensive, of very poor quality, and a waste of my time to constantly replace/buy new ones.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Absolute rubbish. Cheaply made but costly to buy. Magnetic fixing started to kink and seperate from cable after only around 18 months and of course out of warranty period. Will be buying non Apple next for a bit of longevity.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted me 6 years

    I bought my MacBook Pro in early 2011 and it lasted me 6 years. I bought one off amazon last spring and now its not working. I agree, $80 is RIDICULOUS but will purchase it because the original charger from Apple lasted me a long time. I hope the next one lasts me just as long.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke .... AGAIN!

    This is the 3rd time I have to purchase a new adapter for my MacBook pro. The computer itself has lasted very well, alas, not the cord. If they need to be replaced so easily, they should be a lot less expensive.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Flimsy Charger Cord -- the ONLY downside (in my opinion) for Apple/Mac

    I'm very disappointed in these MacBook Pro charger cords. I got my 13 inch MacBook Pro in December 2013, and since then I have been through dozens of chargers, needing to replace them every few (2-4) months. In the beginning, when I had the warranty and then Applecare, it wasn't such a big deal because Apple replaced them for free each time. But in December 2016, my AppleCare warranty expired and since then I've gone through another half-dozen or more chargers and its not even like I put them through a lot of abuse or anything. I'm disabled and mostly homebound so the charger is usually stationary. Yet it keeps fraying within a short time.

    I don't get why Apple cannot make a quality charger -- especially as their products are otherwise pretty much PERFECT, in my opinion!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    The price does not reflect the quality of the product whatsoever. Apple should acknowledge this ongoing problem. They need to produce better quality and more durable adapters.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy product

    My 60W MagSafe Power Adapter {for MacBook &13 inch MacBook pro} broke after my extended warranty just expired. The wire broke and I cannot charge the battery. $80 is too expensive - from other reviews this is an ongoing problem. Your product is lousy and you need to manufacture better quality product for an expensive computer such as yours. My HP never had this problem ever. Apple company never knowledge their mistakes or deficiency. Shame on you Apple.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top of the class

    This is the best power supply I have yet found, safe, compatible, reliable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last long

    I have lost count of the number of MagSafe chargers I have had to replace over the years. They are overpriced and likely to go wrong after a year or so. I would expect much better, considering that my Macbooks are supposed to be "pro" models. Unfortunately there is no real alternative if one wants to power a Macbook. Cheap "no-name" power supplies are too much of a risk.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a steal! :)

    My MacBook Pro is the non-retina 2012 model and it's now 2018. This charging cable has been absolutely fine, the only fault I've come across "lately" is sometimes it just won't notice it's plugged in at the power brick area and to fix it I simply just pull it out and push it back in. Which isn't a big deal, but when I get around to it I will purchase this for $97.90. People should really take better care of their products, all these 1 star reviews? And $97.90 for 6 years, that's nothing. Good charger, great last-ability.

    0 of 4 people found this useful