• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cut on the cable had to buy a new one.

    Let me make it clear I am talking about the new power adapter 85W. After one year my cable was cut at the point where it connects with the laptop. At first it was a clean cut and then the plastic rubber started tearing apart at the two edges. Apparently this happened to the old power adapters and the new one was designed so that it does not happen again. I find it unacceptable for a company like apple to not find a solution to the problem. I had to buy a new one but for a student it will be difficult to have to pay every year for a new power adapter.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

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    I'm really frustrated! Not worth it

    I can't believe after 1 year my cord is not working and my battery needs replacing. I'm not sure what the deal is with this, but I think Apple needs to reconsider durability considering the initial upfront cost

    21 of 22 people found this useful

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    Time for class action lawsuit

    How can a company which designs such great products designs such poor cables? These cables are a fire hazard. I have my children unplug theirs before going sleep.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great until....

    When it works, it works like it's designed. I kept good care of mine, had it for 18 months, not even signs of wear and tear. One morning my MBP wouldn't charged and I noticed the cord looked nearly severed near the adapter and had scorch marks. Lucky a fire didn't start. Apple Genius agreed that definitely wasn't normal, and the product definitely failed, then quickly suggested I buy a new one for $80. Wish there was a cheaper way to replace a cord, than buy a whole new adapter.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    low quality power adapter

    I am totally disgusted that both mine and my daughters chargers no longer work after just over a year. The problem seems to be the cable at the mag safe jack. If I ever by another Macbook Pro they will have to throw in a spare charger or no sale. Possibly they will improve on this "weak link" in the near future but for the time being buyer beware.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    TOCA BOCA

    The Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter is the most incredible product that I have ever observed. I honestly think that I am going directly to the Apple franchise to purchase this outstanding material.

    5 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    lasted 1 year

    even though it's just a cable problem where it connects to the computer, you have to change the whole thing. not good.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please please please redesign!

    I have bought THREE 85W MagSafe Power Adapter for my MacBook Pro in the 2-1/2 years I've own the computer. I am on the road a lot and even with careful packing and unpacking the SOLDERED IN cord to the computer FRAYS and ultimately FAILS. Why can't Apple make that wire MODULAR. I'll be glad to replace a wire for $10, not $79 (plus tax and shipping). Apple made such a big deal about the magnetic connection, but wow, they're looking through the wrong end of the telescope. MacBook Pro owners unite! Write your Apple Genius today! Write Cupertino! Let it be known we need this change!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability is Everything

    I've been around technology my entire life and ALWAYS handle my computers and accessories with the utmost care, however the charger that came with my mac fizzled out recently after about 18 months of use. There is no external fraying on the chord, and it still appears on the outside to be in mint condition.

    It really is frustrating when things break doing the job that they're made to perform.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD!!

    I am a student and i am having to buy my 3rd cord the 1st only lasted a yr the next 8 months and now i am having to get another. This is a rip off i think i may have to look at a sony soon and get rid of this money trap.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    fraying cord

    I have had my macbook pro for less than a year and the cord has already frayed to the point that this product is unusable. Bad engineering, Apple.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

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    Prone to fraying

    The new chargers are better than the old, but they still break and fray very easily at the end where the stress is prone to be put on the cord.

    I have gone through a couple now, and so have the majority of my Mac friends.

    Maybe the next design can have some splint-like mechanism to prevent cord from bending?

    Mac is really fantastic but I would have to say the power charger cord for the laptops are definately the Mac flaw.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cord

    The cord frayed at several point. Was never handled poorly, mistreated or misused. Frustrated by lack of craftsmanship, I received my Mac book exactly 13 months ago. It's the little things that matter and Apple really let the ball slide on this one.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    Disgraceful

    Typing this on a Macbook Pro (late 2009) with a frayed connector jostling to get the MBP into a position in which it will charge. This is the 2nd one that's went like this. After spending so much money, could Apple just now take care and produce a charger that actually will last?! I know this is a problem in the UK too since we bought one when we lived there and it frayed. I would just write to Tim Cook each time it goes and include pictures and demand that something be done.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs new design AGAIN!

    I love my macbook pro but the cable is horrible. I just replaced my first one about 6 months ago and now this one is already splitting the rubber casing around the wires. I am using electrical tape to minimize the splitting but its not helping much. I agree with previous posts that they should start making parts detachable. This design is going to end up causing a fire because of exposed and soon to be fraying wires and there will be another recall like the last design.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

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    Pathetic

    Has it come to this? Considering the number of years that the MagSafe power cords have been around, it is hard to believe that these cords are not engineered to the high standard we have come to expect from Apple. I came onto the review site after seeing the MagSafe had 2 stars - at least 1 too many. Maybe this review will get the product below 2 stars where it belongs. PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM APPLE!!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality for the price

    Sadly, the MacBook pro requires a power supply which is only available from Apple. Pretty obvious that without the power supply, no way to use the MBP. You would think Apple would make sure the quality in the MBP would extend to the power supply. Not so. Power supply fails after one year. Of course, that brings me back to Apple to buy another, so perhaps some designed obsolescence is involved? Very disappointing and shouldn't be.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad power cords

    We're got so many bad power cords it's insane - they should install a pneumatic tube from us directly to the nearest Apple store we return these so often.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

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    poorly made junk

    This charger is junk. The first one for my MBP 15inch lasted 13 months. The second at 90 dollars (Australia) lasted not even 2 months. It is not getting extreme use, it changes between 2 plugs in my flat and does even leave the flat as i do not travel with my macbook. This is unacceptable.
    it costs 80-90 dollars, the laptop itself cost 3k. This component should not be failing so soon. Apple produces one or two good looking items, but the quality of some components are junk and it putting me off buying their products in future.
    I have a 6 year old Sony Viao that's traveled round the world and bashed around, and not needed anything replaced on it. This is poor apple.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

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    I love my MacBook pro but I hate the power cord!

    Very displeased with my power cord adapter. This is the second time it fails on my second computer. Dear Apple i beg to please fix this problem. I don't want to go around spending $79 on a new adapter every time it breaks. Please!!!

    25 of 29 people found this useful