• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Charger in as many years

    This is the 3rd charger I've had to buy in as many years, the spindly cabling is just not fit to last and breaks even when a computer is barely moved.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers are problematic

    I have had my MacBook Pro four years now and am on my third charger. The factory supplied charger and the second charger both had broken wires. The Genius Bar told me that it was because I was wrapping the cord too tight. I always used the ears on the charger to wrap the cord, nothing abnormal. This design flaw has cost me $160 thus far. I love my Mac but something needs to be done with the chargers.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine sparked up and melted the cord!

    I am so surprised to see so many people who have had the same issue with this cord.

    Apple did replace the cord as it was still under the 1 year warranty. They also escalated the issue to engineering, and I am expecting a call from them to verify the issue.

    This is dangerous! Mine was getting really hot for weeks and then produced a large spark which almost separated the cord completely from the base. The cabling was exposed, the plastic coating was burned. Obviously at this point the cord was useless.

    I can't believe that Apple would sell such a poorly designed product.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted for one year

    After 1 year and couple months of using the power adaptor (L-connector for MacBook Pro early 2012) the cord melted and wires inside it were broken. Well... I was disappointed and expected better quality from Apple. I brought it to Genius bar in Apple Store and they replaced it for free. They have a special program for that.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Charger

    Mac chargers are very expensive and break so easily! The wires feeding into the computer clip are ultra prone to getting damaged. I have replaced my cord several times with several models and no matter how careful I am, it's life span is woefully disappointing. For the price, it should be far better. At the very least you should be able to replace only the section prone to damage and not the whole cord!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another charger

    Second charger now needed and another £65 The worst Apple product by far and I dont even think they care. Makes me sick.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    my power cord frayed and burned

    I had a power cord from a 2004 mac book pro that still works. The current one to go with a 17 inch mac book pro has already frayed and burned with the same type of usage as the last older laptop.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats and melts the cord

    I've gone through at least 4 cords all because the adapter overheats (to the point where it almost burns your flesh) and melts the cord and then eventually the wires become frayed. Luckily every time I go into my genius bar they have never charged me for a new cord. I certainly would not spend $79 on this cord if they continue to have this problem. I love Mac in every other sense of the word except for their chargers

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm worried I'll catch on fire!

    I love my MacBook Pro! And am a long time Mac user. Yay! My only issue is their power cords. Whether it's this latest model or the one before each one frays near where it connects to the laptop. One time it started flaming. That was scary. I like John's idea that Apple should make and cell new cables that go from the laptop to the power square. I would buy a bunch of those. I don't need new AC cables. Those last forever. But I am really bummed having to spend $79 on new power cords.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Having to buy another of these because mines torn itself to shreds. Not happy.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Too Bad - We have no other option!

    Would be nice for Apple to work on getting these things dialed in. Particularly as, it is the only way to charge a laptop. I'm about to purchase our 5th one - the connection where the wire meets the adapter just doesn't last - at all. Come on Apple - we expect better from you on this kind of thing.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe and expensive

    Had one for 6 months - (second hand to be fair) but the cable near the magsafe end melted. No better than the chinese knock offs.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great on 2007 MBP

    My old charger with the straight connector failed after 6 years. This new charger works perfect with my 2007 15" MBP. Never had any problems with the cord.

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lets talk heating issues

    I have had 3 of these chargers in the past 4 years. Two lost to overheating one lost to fraying. It has been approx. 365 days since my last genius bar visit and sure enough another overheat.

    I use my laptop for graphic design purposes everyday for work and at home. Apple boasts better graphics and faster processing - so why, when my mac is so perfect and wonderful, was my charger not built to keep up with my computer?

    Thankfully the genius bar folks have never charged me for a new charger as they recognize this is a problem. Good customer service but a terrible product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    At the very best, a fire hazard!

    Just over the year mark my first charger melted it's own cable. So off to buy another one and less than six months later it breaks again, ingenious product.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It does not charge correctly with hissing or crackling sounds coming from the charger connection.

    Apple has denied me a refund, even though the charger is only a few months old, which is actually illegal in the country I bought it (Australia).

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It frays so often

    Bought it 1 and half year ago.
    First one lasted for half a year. Went to apple to get a new one for free. The new one broke again!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As Advertised

    I have 3 of the same power bricks. One for home, one at work and one for travelling. As i travel and move around quite a lot, the one for travelling is the one i abuse the most. Take it out, unwind and plug it in, wind it back and chuck it into my hand carry or backpack. Hotels, coffee joints and airports, i like seeing 100% battery status but that is just me so i always use it plugged in all the time. I like the fact that it allows me to wind the cable around the brick nicely and in a compact fashion. Yes i do use the removable cord that comes with it as well because if i do not, there is a certain amount of static charge on the laptop when it is plugged in direct.

    Contrary to what others have mentioned, for the last 3 years, i am still on the same set of power bricks. No fraying whatsoever. Perhaps i am lucky but since most of the time people write reviews only when they have a bad experience with a product, i thought i chip in with a good experience on my part.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Idea for Improvement

    Like most others here I have had issues with fraying of the cords, that connect to the computer. Since Apple has constructed the charger so that you can change out the cord that connects to the wall outlet, for different countries. Why not design the charger to have a similar quick change connecter for the cord that connects to the computer and then just sell replacement cords for $20 as they become worn? You have proven that you know how to do this. Just look at the cord that connects to the wall outlet.

    It would be nice if Apple would respond to the criticisms that have been made in the reviews for this product since there have been so many for the same issue. If nothing else at least acknowledge that you hear what customers are saying.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    about to by my THIRD in less than 3 years

    love the length... and that's it... the thicker wire (charge pack to wall) breaks/frays.... i get that i bend it every time i wrap it back up but c'mon - i'm about to drop another $79.00 and we're trapped because what's the alternative?

    13 of 15 people found this useful