• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Random off moments

    So my 2012 mac book Pros magsafe charger decided to have a fun end by killing my mac with it overtime i disconnected it from the input on the mac. Instant hard shutoff and a 20 minute wait for the computer to start back up, not to mention the charger works when it feels like it. Unfortunately just this morning it did that for the last time because the mag “safe” no longer works at all, a useless brick it has become. Now I’m here wondering should i get rid of this computer and get myself a surface pro 3? Lets be honest 79 dollars for a charger thats had so many issues and has little support when its just known to go bad. C’mon Apple adress this problem and fix it, because it seems like you’re having the same problem as the old mag “safe” 2 for the older mac books.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get your s**t together Apple!..

    Ok, I own a 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I just bought my 4th charger! (60W Magsafe Power Adapter)...
    And at $80.00+ a piece, it's getting ridiculous!...
    You guys SERIOUSLY need to reconsider the design of this product!...
    I'm sure everyone will agree that the problem is the thin cord.
    It's the spot where it comes out of the power box, that gets bent and eventually gets a "short" inside and stops working...
    And you can't blame the consumer for bending it, as it has flip-out hooks that are meant for wrapping the cord around,
    which causes the cord to bend at the exact spot where it always gets a "short"!
    I mean c'mon, this product has a 1 1/2 star ratting on your own website!..
    That should tell you that it's time for a redesign!

    51 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cords

    I have used a hot glue gun to coat the portion of the cord that is frayed and overlap onto area that is not frayed. As the glue starts to get hard, just mold it around the cord. This worked great for me and saved me from buying another cord. It would be best to do this sooner before the fraying gets too bad.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are You Listening Mac?

    I was about to purchase another MagSafe Power Adapter when I started reading the reviews. This will be only my second cord, but I'm worried it will not be my last. Too many costumers have written on here that this is there 3rd-6th cord. My brother has had the same PC for six years and has never once replaced the charger. A charger should last as long as the computer, especially a high quality computer such as Mac. So hey Mac! Listen to your costumers and create a better design for your chargers. If you pride yourself in high quality products, then make them high quality.

    46 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my macbook but hate these chargers...

    Today, I will be buying my fourth magsafe power adapter within a three year period.

    What more needs to be said?

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    On number 6. Keeps fraying and breaking. 80 dollars every time. Awful.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Breaking

    Tomorrow I'm about to purchase my 4th power adapter. The one that came with the computer lasted just a few months. The second one lasted a while, but then the end broke off after fraying (the "L" shape causes extreme stress on the end of not constantly flipped around). I then borrowed one from my sister-in-law because she doesn't use hers anymore, which just broke on me. So tomorrow morning I march into Apple to pay my dues, yet again, just to use the computer I bought. Ridiculous.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Take care of them and they will last!

    I know a lot of people complain about the longevity and pricey-ness of these chargers, but I have had mine for almost 5 years now. If you compare that to any other laptop chargers it's pretty much the same. The way it is designed is for you to wrap the wire after first using the bunny hole technique so the wire doesn't bend then fray easily. I try to always put mine away when not being used. I just bought my new one today and plan on keeping it for more than 5 years. My older sister has had hers for almost 8 and has some electric tape where the wire started to fray (genius idea).

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook power cord is so sensitive it keeps breaking.

    I never heard of any other company's power cord adapters needing replacement, ever. The Mac 60W Magsafe Power Adapter has to be treated with kid gloves. There are many Interenet sites on how to repair the adapter BECAUSE IT KEEPS BREAKING! Also, there are Internet sites showing how to take care of the power cord so it would not break. Are you kidding?How stupid is that?

    You are suppose to be a great computer company. I am outraged by having to replace the power cord 3 TIMES ALREADY! Apple made the contact for the laptop in a way that you can't use any generic cord.

    I give it NO STARS!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapters

    For as much as you spend on the MAC Pro computer and later the adapters (because you WILL need to purchase additional), it's a rip off....it's the worst! They get extremely hot and after about 2 years the cord starts to fray! We purchased two Mac Pro's in 2010 and as of today, both computers need replacement adapters (3rd one each).

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable tears and frays very easily

    The cable between the brick and the computer is made of some cheap material that if it is twisted or comes into contact with some objects it will develop little abrasions and tears. This seems like a safety risk, and considering how easily it occurs, I have my suspicions that either Apple is trying to save every last dollar by opting for the absolute cheapest option it can sell, or is deliberately making the adapter prone to damage so as to force us to buy their (ridiculously priced) AU$119 replacements. I have had mine for roughly 6 months, and it is already seriously damaged despite my attempts to solve the problem with electrical tape and careful usage. I am going to take it into the Apple Store to hopefully claim a replacement, however I am worried they might try to claim it was due to my 'careless usage' that it was damaged (surely you don't take your power adapter with your laptop and wrap and unwrap it every day? We couldn't have accounted for that kind of abnormal abuse...)

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in the loss of fastidious action & vision that once pioneered

    I am here to purchase my 3rd charger for my MacBook Pro, late 2011 model. That equates to 1 charger in less than one year's time, given that one came with the laptop...in fact, I didn't purchase it until March, 2012, so each one has lasted appx 10 months on average before the cords end up frayed & damaged. I am a 42 year old woman who works from home. I have been disabled since receiving this model, as the result of the sudden onset of a neuro-muscular disease that seriously limits my mobility. I use my MacBook Pro daily for work and personal use, yet have managed for the most part to resist urges to use it in my lap. I create organic handmade soaps, body care products, aromatherapy and more, and the majority of my work is physical, so I simply work at my own pace. I use the MacBook for recording my recipes, running recipes through the "Lye Calc" googling Q's, purchasing ingredients, creating labels & more, I'm sure. I am also privileged to be a mom twice to 2 children, 1 dog (currently) and 2 bunnies. I am sharing all of this personal info to paint a vague selfie of my lifestyle & charger habits. The pace of my life is super mellow as I am at the mercy of muscle spasms & more day and night. I believe that I use my charger responsibly, although I may have been guilty of over-using other things in life, just saying. I am not wrapping my cord up into a ball or squishing it into a bag~ever~and yet, the cord literally frays apart from gentle, normal, daily use. My complaints re:the MagSafe charger are easily outlined; first being that despite how carefully I consciously pamper these $80.00 connectors, they continue to obliterate. The box becomes very hot despite proper ventilation. I have never had to replace any other charger, for any electronics, at anywhere near the pace commanded by the MacBook Pro MagSafe chargers. I have been working with Mac's since 1992, introduced at 19 yo & have always been an advocate, particularly for Mac's user-friendliness. Yet, the deliberate & lumping ignorance to the glaringly epic issue with the MagSafe charger is prominent, as currently over 2,250 of your users & customers have chosen to post a review in writing here, relating it's low, 1.5 star rating...& that does not include those who have called, posted elsewhere or have simply discussed this "at the water cooler" in person. I am left feeling sincerely disappointed in the loss of fastidious action & vision that once pioneered at Apple, Inc. The inattentive, insensitive attitude about the conspicuous obstacles w this charger, in addition to the compounding & cumbersome replacement costs, seem to be in avarice, leaving me to feel dispirited about a company that I once believed to be higher in integrity.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the complaints?

    I've had my old power apapter since I've had the old MacBook (late 2008) and have not had a problem. The one I bought two years ago is now frayed, but this can be expected for a power-user. I see people complaining about apple this and apple that. Here's a tip. Don't put your adapter under a lot of strain. To complain about the fraying is ridiculous. It is a wire. All wires are susceptible to damage. Ever notice that your refrigerator's power cable points down? Yeah. That's to prevent damage by eliminating strain. Per gaps you should try that. Laptops are not made to sit in your lap, although the name says so. You must remember that it is a powerful computer that does a lot of work. The processor gets hot. If you don't allow it to ventilate, it's gonna mess up. That is basic electronic information.

    9 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Everything I have bought from Apple has broken including this power adapter. Apple makes a good looking, functional product, but thats where it stops. Apple needs to improve their quality….quickly. For the price people pay for the product, put some quality behind it and stand behind your product better than you do. I am very very disappointed in the quality of everything I have bought from you guys. MacBook Pro 17, MacBook Air, and 3 iPhones. Every single item has had problems that should NEVER happen. Shame on you Apple, I would figure out how to make amends with your customers before we write you off forever.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, extortion

    I am now 'forced' to buy 4th one ....$79 a piece and won't last!! which other computer or laptop will need its user replace its power adapter, and that to 4th one!!! come on...it looks good and feels good until the spaghetti style cable just breaks apart. it feels like my car which needs regular oil change, this one needs regular adapter change. This will work if you keep your laptop on a table and don't move..but then its called a laptop not desktop ! You can run ads joking about PCs but your laptop works only if it used as a desktop unless you wanted to spend more and more money on adapter...I can't throw my 'laptop' away yet and so no other choice but to give you another $79.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescence

    £60 per year in chargers is almost guaranteed. Its didn't break at any of the usual stress points you would expect but instead the entire wire fell apart with the rubber turning to mush and smelling like play dough . I will not be buying a mac again as im not prepared to be a yearly cash cow and also the fact there is no longer any upgrade ability in the new mbps. Great shame as i love my laptop but you forced my hand apple .

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Melted??

    This is my 1st apple product EVER, but after years of dealing with PC's only lasting 2-3 years, I shelled out the almost $2,000 to buy a MacBook Pro. I've had it just 2 years, & tonight when I went to charge my laptop, it wouldn't charge. When I inspected the charger, the cord that goes into the charger/part you plug in, was melted away on one side, with the wires exposed. I never wrap the cord, as I only use my laptop in the house. It's not left plugged up when not in use. And to the tune of $80 I'll have to somehow come up with in the morning, as my laptop is essential for both my company and I'm in school full-time. You would think as much as Apple charges for their products, they could make a charger that doesn't melt, posing a potential fire hazard.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unnecessarily terrible design.

    I've had to purchase three of these adaptors within the past year. I travel often, so I am constantly moving my power adaptor. The design is way too flimsy. I am considering purchasing a PC and installing linux -- it's ludicrous how much money I spend because Apple nickels and dimes their customers through poor design choices that favor packaging appeal versus functionality. Frankly, I think they're doing it on purpose to keep selling clearly overpriced hardware. There isn't any reason that a company flush with so much talent and capital can't make at least a mediocre power adaptor.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm a college student that does a lot of traveling, which means realistically, having to condense the cords and put them into backpacks, bags, etc, not to mention daily use considering I practically live on my laptop. That being said, it is absolutely ridiculous how flimsy these adaptors and power cords are. This is the second time my charger has broken, and to be honest, for a product that breaks every 3-6 months, paying almost $80 for it is insane. Your MacBook and computer quality is outstanding, please learn how to make the rest of your products match that standard.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Been decent.

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 3 years now, and only within the last 15 months did the cord actually turn brown and within the last 10 months did the cord actually rip. I put some electrical tape on it and covered it, but the tearing has gotten worse. Otherwise it did a great job for 3 years. Will get another one and write another review if it fails like everyone else's appears to.

    4 of 6 people found this useful