• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is GARBAGE

    Worst design!! Cord is breaking AGAIN!!! If Apple can't get a better design soon, then I'm done.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire Hazard!!

    I couple weeks ago I noticed a burning smell. After getting up several times and scoping out the house, I finaly realized that it was my charger. The wires had frayed and were melting the plastic around them. I can still get my computer to charge a little (out of sheer desperation) by pushing the wiring together, but it is so dangerous that I cannot leave it unsupervised. The white plastic around the wires is melted and brown in color. So dangerous and poorly designed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy my fourth...

    This is a cheaply made laptop charger. I take good care of my chargers, yet somehow they all have stopped working on me and I am now about to buy my 4th charger. This is ridiculous. This is obviously planned obsolescence from the company. It's really too bad I love your operating systems.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How Can Such a Vital Yet Consistently Failing Accessory Go Unfixed?

    How many of these poor reviews need to be written by loyal customers? My adaptor almost burned my house down. Not kidding. Smoke and sparks. And I have to cough up $80 on the exact same piece of equipment? That's not just uncool, it's scary.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go with the T-plug, not the L-plug

    If you need a replacement power adapter try to get the T-plug, NOT the L-plug. The latter is poorly designed, not product-tested and was foisted on the buying public with disdain and arrogance. The L-plug frays at the connection to the computer portal after several month's usage. If you are unfortunate enough to have an L-plug, be sure to reinforce it with electrical tape so that the connection cannot bend. FOR SHAME APPLE. STEVE JOBS IS TURNING OVER IN HIS GRAVE THAT YOU DESIGNED SUCH A PIECE OF JUNK.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Im on fire!

    YES APPLE YOUR POWER CORDS ARE RUBBISH! We all wanna love Apple but make it a bit easier by fixing stuff that's rubbish. Your cord material is RUBBISH. I've never had this problem with cheap cord on cheap stuff. Why with expensive cords on expensive Apple products? IPhone, Macbook, iPad..same squishy rubber cord that does not last and is susceptible to damage during normal use. Listen to your fans Apple. Unless you have a major share in the squishy cord factory, find something that works.

    Today I burned myself on the little L connector (again) only to realize that sometime overnight the squishy rubber cord had failed miserably and the wires were hanging out.

    MAGSAFE power supply works well, safety cutoff is a great feature, gets hot, yes, but its a tiny cute 60W box so its gonna get hot.

    Power cord material ...RUBBISH.

    Bought a 60w $25 copy, works well, no squishy cord.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately, an ongoing weak point

    Mine is failing at both ends: first at the L shaped plug and second at the power adapter end. This continues to be a weak point on the Mac that Apple needs to figure out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing ever invented.

    I've had my macbook pro for 3 years now and have spent £110 on repairing the fan and replacing broken hard drive cables. Also I'm on my 7th power Adapters... thats £360 spent on replacing chargers for my laptop. thats almost £500!!! in total.

    How they broke
    1st- the end that plugs into my laptop melting off.
    2nd- the same end only worked at an angle until eventually it gave up
    3rd- cable near the plug burnt away
    4th- Same thing happened
    5th -same thing!!
    6th - same thing but this time it would spray sparks like a firework sparkler. Great hazard for the kids in the lounge
    7th- Now bought a copy on amazon. Lasted the longest so far, currently using it but can see a pink mark on the cable from wear it is starting to burn.

    Refuse to buy a new one.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design, breaks every 10 months.

    Now I wonder who designed this because they should definitely be fired. I have gone through 5 chargers already, each stopped working because of the same problem: Where the cord and Power Adapter meet, the area is so weak that the cord starts to split and if you use the 'flaps' that are attached you are only weakening that area even more. The laptop used is for my college and it is basically my life- filled with documents and projects for class. With each time the power cord breaks I have to go all the way out to the Apple store and burn $80 dollars on a replacement. I already have to pay university books and tuition. My $400 phones charger still works after 6 years, why shouldn't my $1200 laptops charger last for that long?

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    I'm tired of buying the charger in every 5-6 months. Today going to buy third one. Its a shame on all the apple products.
    Please change the design the charger and make it like other companies, which last forever.
    This product never got a single positive review. Grow up guys...!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously terrible design and durability - would give it zero stars if I

    You would think with all of the horrible reviews - mostly one star - Apple would do SOMETHING to fix their obvious charger problem. My daughter is on her fourth charger - and they are not just breaking, but they are melting. These are unsafe.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst. the absolute worst.

    I've replaced FIVE of these power cords in less than five years for two different macbook airs. Two of the five were replaced by APPLE because school contract, because I called and endured the hassle of complaining. But really... at 80 dollars each, I've bought the equivalent of 1/2 a new computer. That's just wrong. These are the worst power cords ON THE PLANET. Apple, you're better than this.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst.

    If it was possible to give this product zero stars, I would've. I've already spent $1,000+ on the laptop and having to constantly buy these $80 chargers is a huge waste of money. Come on apple...do you see all these horrible reviews? I know you do. Make a change to the adapters. Please. You know that these chargers are weak and need to constantly be replaced. I understand that the customer has a part in keeping the charger in good condition but after reading these other reviews I know that the product is more of a problem then the care of it. If I have to buy another charger I'm not gonna waste the money or the time and will just give up using my Macbook Pro all together. This is ridiculous.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We don't mind paying if you would just build decent hardware.

    Just bought my third replacement power adapter. Cord keeps falling apart. It costs $80. $80. For a plug. My iPhone/iPad cables fall apart just as fast. It's not me, my PC laptop power cable is still going strong after 5 years. Dear Apple we love you and we don't mind paying so much money for your products, but it is really inexcusable that they are getting so shoddy. Just charge $100 then and give me a decent cord please.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second power adaptor to go out in 6 months...come on Apple!!!

    How many bad reviews must Apple get before they will take action about these sorry power adapters!!! I will need to buy ANOTHER power adapter (3rd one) in less than 5 months! What a rip off---$79 a pop is highway robbery. I am not a happy camper about having to buy ANOTHER adapter again. I have just enough battery life to write this review. APPLE---I am not a happy camper.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord keeps splitting

    I bought my macbook in 2010 and I have had to buy numerous chargers because the cords keep splitting and exposing the wire casing and then that breaks open. Not only that, my in my latest charger, the actual prongs in the plus broke off! Now I have to go and buy like my 4th charger and I hardly ever take my computer anywhere so it's not like it's getting beat up.

    The cord design is poor quality and at $79 a charger, it's expensive to keep up. I think they should replace chargers that split at a reduced cost because it's a quality issue, not user issue.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    I'm on my third one.

    They bend where the wire meets the connector to the computer, weakening the rubber first just below the connector. The rubber wears and then the wires start to split from being work hardened.

    Surely all the smart people at Apple can do better.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Power Adapter does not last

    Please, please do something to correct this. I love the MacBook computer and actually hate the power adapter. I travel with my MacBook and a power supply rarely last more than 3 or 4 months. I have had my MacBook pro 13 for several years and I have learned to keep a power supply on hand for emergencies. Once they get more than a couple of months old I know it is time for it break. They are just not durable at all. For such a nice laptop you would think a bit more engineering would have been done the power supply too. This is by far my biggest complaint about the MacBook. I have spend enough in replacement power adapters to be able get me a new PC laptop. By the way my comparable PC Laptop that I also use has the original power supply on it. It is over 3 years old.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this - had to buy 3!

    It's the third one I need to buy. They break so easily. I hate it and they are so expensive. It's a shame that makes me not wanting to buy a macbook pro again...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I'm currently on my third charger. The design of this charger causes them to break too easily. Apple needs to come up with a better design.

    5 of 5 people found this useful