• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design resulting in fraying cable. Cable frays then breaks and sparks

    Suggested design improvement would be a cable end that swivels or one that doesn't fray and break.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    My power cable just broke.. again. This is the third I've gone through in 4 years. They don't last and they're not worth the 80$. I would recommend going to a second hand store where you can find them for closer to 15$. Not even sure if they're worth that. Anyway, don't waste your money here. Like everyone else, I love my computer, love the mac but the chords are the worst.

    44 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)

    I have had to replace the power cable for my MacBook Pro a few times. It frays easily despite my efforts to protect and care for it - each cable replacement costs anywhere between $40 - 80 adding to the overall cost of the computer. I have used electrical tape to reinforce the cable entering the housing of the adaptor but over time it still frays. Unfortunately this occurs even if you use the two "L" brackets that swing open to wrap the cable. My husband and other family members LOVE mac, but everyone of us have had to replace this part. I hope that Apple will improve the design of their power cables to prevent fraying.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Least durable adapter

    Apple always position itself as a prestige brand, but unfortunately, the adapter itself is a negative influence of its brand name. The outer shell used is very fragile, more fragile than a PC cord. This is unacceptable because you get at least 5 years of useful life for a PC cord. Obviously, Apple's power adapter's performance is under industry average, especially when you use it "in the wrong" way. I suggest that the outer shell material be changed to increase durability.

    39 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    built-in obsolescence

    And yet another Apple Cord fails. I thought perhaps $50 to replace? No! Just nearly triple that amount. What a joke. Its time I change from Apple. You see, my friends have Samsung phones and surface pro computers and I have stopped defending you Apple. Their cords don't ware and tear like yours. They are calling me back over to computers that don't look so fancy but they can use them. I haven't got a spare $129 to replace my cord so now my apple mac is a giant paperweight. If anyone out there can come up with ideas on what to do with my MacBook whilst I save up $129 I would really enjoy reading them.
    1. Paperweight...
    2. Doorstop...
    3...Pose in coffee shop whilst secretly reading a real book..
    4. Recipe book holder
    5. Shelter for my pet mouse

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be ashamed to put out such a poor product

    This is my 3rd power adapter for my macbook! They all break. The cord at the base of the box cracks and exposes the wires. You'd think the geniuses at Apple could fix this! I guess they are really not geniuses at all. Unless this is all part of their plan to make more money off of us! I wish I could rate this product 0 stars!

    35 of 35 people found this useful

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    Would give it 0 star

    Change something to make this product better.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    this charger lasts max 1.5 years, I've had to buy 3 new chargers in 5 years of having my macbook pro, not for lack of care just because the wire continuously separates from the adapter

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I don't think I'm adding anything new to the conversation but I am having the same problems as everyone else it seems. My power cord is now frayed and I will have to purchase a new one for $80??? Why so expensive for something that doesn't last? I don't abuse my equipment but it seems that no matter how good of care you take of these power cords they end up fraying. That really stinks Apple! Love your computers, not a fan always of your accessories/cables, thanks!

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 15 month

    The original MagSafe adapter that came in the box with my MacBook Pro lasted for 5 years, and the replacement has lasted 15 months, which is silly. The rubber wrapped around the cord cracked, and the wires inside frayed where the thin wire exits the brick, and that is causing the brick and the wire to heat up quite a bit. The rubber around the thick wire is also cracking near the plug. It doesn't charge unless I hold the wire at a certain angle, and even that doesn't always work. Seems like a fire hazard, and I'm really disappointed in the quality of the replacement part, considering how long the original lasted!

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Charger

    Reading the reviews should wake the people at Apple up. The common thread is that the cords fray and become unusable. I take great care with my MacBook Pro and yet my cord frayed in the same place most of the other reviewers cords did. I only use it at home so I never wrap the cord and always let it lie straight from my laptop. The MacBook Pro is great, but the cords are garbage.

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thoroughly pleased

    There are a lot of bad reviews for this product and while I agree that some of Apples chargers do not last as long as they should, mine have lasted for a decent amount of time. I purchased my macbook pro in late 2010 so this charger has lasted me 5 years. Taking it to school and uni and now work aswell as on holiday interstate and overseas! It has a few war wounds that are my own fault and the white plastic has come apart around the charger head, but I think 5 years is a fair effort! Especially seeing how much use and travel it has done!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give NEGATIVE stars!

    First I have to say....I LOVE MY MAC. It's sentimental to me because I bought it while deployed in 2008. However, I now have to buy another charger because the craftsmanship of this product is subpar. My cord is frayed and I'm surprised it hasn't caused an electrical fire in my home. For an 80 dollar charger, you would expect it to last at least 3 years or more. I seriously think it's time for a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. This is criminal!

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All Apple chargers are garbage.

    Apple cares more about the aesthetic properties of their power cables than functionality and integrity. Even when stored properly at home or for travel, it's unlikely that any of their chargers will last a year before the white rubbery plastic covering the cables will crack and fall apart, exposing the wires underneath.

    You'd think that since they care so much about their image, Apple would start using the tried and true plastic that insulates the wires on virtually every other electronic device. Like my desk lamp; I've had it for six years, ran over the power cord countless times with a vacuum cleaner, and the chunky black plastic has never split. I haven't even subjected my MacBook charger to that kind of abuse and the plastic on the cable was falling apart after just one year.

    Seriously Apple, I thought you cared about me looking cool, Like Justin Long! Now whenever I have to charge my MacBook in public, I have to use the terrible abomination that is my 60W MagSafe Power Adapter: a disgusting, dusty, hairy, multi-colored serpent of electrical tape wound nearly a quarter of an inch thick. I seriously feel like a clown whenever I have to pull it out of my backback; not only because it looks like I'm reeling in one of those endless rainbow magician handkerchiefs, but because children start to cry.

    I feel like Apple is treating me like a clown too, because now that the cord has become completely separated from the power brick, I have to go buy a new one.. FOR EIGHTY DOLLARS! An $80 mistake that will undoubtedly fall apart by the end of 2016. I don't even know If I'll be around to see 2016; a Coulrophobic lynch mob could take me at any moment!

    It stinks, because I know I'm going to have to buy a new one at full price. This time around, I'm going to try a couple different things to protect the charger's god-awful Play-Doh cord from the dangerous, abrasive environment created by a carpeted floor. Obviously, wrapping the cord neatly around the power brick's retractable hooks is pointless. Perhaps prayer, or using a microfiber cloth to work leather conditioner into it every day will do the trick. Or maybe a preemptive layer of electrical tape will prolong it's life a couple years (It would be great if this new one lives long enough to be enrolled in kindergarten!). Either way, I'm open to suggestions, hopefully Apple is too.

    49 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord keeps fraying/breaking...

    Onto my 4th one... The last one barely even left my house either. This is getting expensive...

    35 of 35 people found this useful

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    Why can't apply make a decent charger? this is ridiculous. As most customers on that have written a review we take care of our apple products but when its poorly made what else can we do. Its really a (fill in the blank) shame.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken again!

    I have had to replace 2 chargers already and now onto a 3rd. This last time the wires become damaged and exposed at the connection point of the charger. I have been told by apple employees that I am just not storing it properly but I have taken their advice each time and STILL it ends up breaking. My boyfriend and I now have to share his charger until I get a new one but it doesn't even charge the computer, so I have to always have it plugged in - another problem I have been told is common.
    I love my Mac computer but am so disappointed with this accessory. They are way to expensive to be breaking this often!

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    As a college student..........I bought my white Macbook Summer of 2010 and I'm about to replace the piece of (fill in the blank) charger for the second time. I went with a Macbook to avoid the problems that the cheap computer buyers go through. I take very good care of my equipment because I work hard for the nice things I have. Needless to say...........here goes another $80.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My 60W MagSafe charger broke again. This is shoddy workmanship. For $80 a piece, this should LAST. Apple, do a recall already AND apologize.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall and redesign these things

    Other than the clunky size I have had no complaint about this power adapter for the last two years. I use mine with the longer power cord attached. I have always been particular about wrapping it loosely in a way that does not damage electrical cables and store it in my bag in a place where it won't get abused. This weekend, the smaller wire separated from where it inserts into the rubber piece that passes through the center of one side of the square transformer body. I noticed it, but didn't think much of it beyond it being pretty poor that it was falling apart until my wife said, "It smells like something's burning." Sure enough, she sniffed out my electrical cable burning the insulating rubber wrapped around it. I touched it and it was very hot. I also noticed that it wasn't charging (unless I crammed the wire back together). In class today I asked the person next to me if she had the same type of charger (since my computer was dead from not being able to charge it). She took one look at my charger and said, "Oh yeah... that happened to mine this weekend. I had to borrow my boyfriend's. You can use it." So, apparently these things are so bad that the odds are high enough that you can go up to a random Apple user and find one who had the same thing happen to them in the same time period yours went bad!

    Apple, recall and redesign these things! They are fire hazards.

    30 of 31 people found this useful