• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple will REPLACE that!

    I was going to purchase a replacement for my frayed power cord, but the Apple Store sales person said that it was a covered item, and they replaced it for me for free. While I'm not happy that it frayed, the service is unparalleled! LOVE THEM!

    36 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought my Macbook Pro 1 year & 3 months ago. The charger that came with it has frayed and melted close to the power adapter. I was able to position it in a certain way to charge, but it would cause my laptop to overheat and shocked me. I have also gone through 4 iphone chargers in the past 2 years. This has never happened to my old non-apple electronics; my previous Sony lasted 6 years without needed to replace the charger. This is ridiculous; Apple chargers an arm and a leg for their products, yet the materials they use are cheap and do not last... geez I wonder why. I am so turned off. I was the biggest Apple fan and have converted so many people. Good riddance.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm just about to order another one...

    Because my charger broke YET AGAIN. I seem to have to replace about once a year. This last one lasted a whopping 1.5 years because I treated it like a newborn baby made of glass. Seriously, Apple? This is totally unacceptable. I will not be buying a Macbook ever again unless the power cord situation is remedied.

    I am extremely nice to my chargers, and now that I am no longer a student on the go, my cord usually gets moved from my bedroom to living room and on the occasional out of town trip. It's a pretty light level of use, and yet I had fraying at the plug-in site until it eventually just died. I tried to fix with a bit of a electrical tape but obviously that was a temporary fix. Sigh.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This was of ridiculous price to start. After this they are weak and flimsy and easily broken. I am both appalled and disgusted by this.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Boo :(

    Same problem as everyone else, the cord is frayed :(

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Bad Product

    Very poor quality. I am on my second charger. The cord on the first charger freighed adjacent to the magnetic connection after a few years. Broke out some solder and electrical tape and managed to squeeze another few months out of it. Finally had a to buy a replacement. The replacement has now stopped working after only a few months. What garbage for over $70!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cord is bad

    product is great, idea with magnetic plug is brilliant, however it desperately needs to improve quality of 12V power cord rubber material.
    I own also toshiba, purchased 8 years ago - power cord still looks as new one.
    but, it took 1 year for MagSafe Power adapter and power cord covered with cracks.


    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Enough to reconsider buying Apple.

    My second one just died and now I am stuck with a dead computer. I take pride in my items and treat them well, these are just built to fail. I wish Apple would make a product that last more than a year (if you're lucky). Apple needs to replace these for free.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing Ever from Apple!

    It just lasts up to 6 months.
    I had one with Macbook pro which died in about 7 months. Then I bought another one which too died within 6 months.
    If somebody has found better alternative please inform.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought my macbook in 2008 and the original power cord lasted 3 years. I've owned the MagSafe for about 1yr and it's now fraying and on the brink of completely snapping. Horrible quality for the price you pay.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Me too!

    Just wanted to chime in on the charger complaint list...my 2009 white Macbook has died, and I also have the issue plugging the box into older wall outlets at my home, and at school. The timing of this is terrible too, because I can't afford a replacement and the cpu is now completely dead with all my semester's worth of work on it! Boo hoo, thanks Apple LOL

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Room For Improvement

    I agree with most reviewers on here. For $80 dollars you'd expect something to last longer. This will be my third charger in 2 1/2 years. I don't understand why they keep crapping out. I thought it was something I was doing, so I went to the store and they confirmed it's just the product. I'm frustrated I keep having to spend the money on a product that should last longer. Especially coming from Apple. Come on guys, get it together!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product ever

    I have had a mac book pro since October 2008 and every year I buy a new power cord. I'll admit the first few years could be due to use and storage means. The last two years now the cord has split right near the capacitor? and the cord has seen little movement in those years besides moving plug to plug in my apartment.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The wires are showing on my charger and it won't charge my laptop anymore. I'm a college student, this screwed me. I have to buy an $80 extra charger because Apple did a bad job designing their wires.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger keeps crapping out.

    For a product that should be the best it's ridiculous that i have to pay for a third charger over the past 5 years! And apple can't help me b/c it's been a year. But that's all the charger last for?!?!?! . I'm very disappointed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst experience with the broken magsafe

    The second MagSafe defected, worse is I am on road in abroad trip. Thanks Steve Job's great creation of this masterpiece but how come it has such a huge issue ignored? I have to spend my valuable time ought to be taken by works on shopping new MagSafe adapter in Helsinki Friday......

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    i dont know why everyone is having so many problems i have had mine for 2 years now and its in great condition.
    keep up the good work apple

    8 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product everrr

    This is my 3rd magsafe adapter in 14 months and it's also defective. I have to wiggle it and try to place it in several positions before it starts working and recently, it's not working at all. I have to spend 90$ every couple of months....

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third one at this point

    If you make cheap, breakable garbage, the least you could do is charge cheap prices. You won't license the manufacture to someone else, I suppose in theory to protect standards, but god help standards that are worse than yours.

    Really geting disgusted with Apple about this stuff.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I remember when I viewed Apple products as for the wealthy. I finally have them and am happy with the macbook and OSX but really on the power supply it is garbage. It keeps going out and I have to keep buying the same junk that I know is going to fail again in about 1-2 years. Funny they would risk losing customers on their $2,000 products over a few tens of dollars on a better power supply. At least if it is junk then charge less but I would rather they improve the quality despite a price premium.

    12 of 12 people found this useful