• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Power Cord

    I have only had this cord for 7 months and it frayed so badly it started sparking and then stopped working. I don't have money to waste on this every 7 months. I would think they would be under warrenty for at least a year but I guess I am out more money I don't have. GREAT!!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after only 3 weeks of use

    If I could buy another brand of power cord, I would. I have gone through 2 cords in a year.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Already gone????

    Well I have my beloved Macbook pro since last year and the charger seems gone already.... and they are sooo expensive....
    Can that be? Well even as a Mac freak I must say lately either the new Mouse or the charger...not up to quality I am used to.. ;-(

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save Your Money and Invest in a Windows Machine

    Mac's are great. I love my Macbook Pro. However, I am sick and tired for almost ten years of MagSafe having to replace these things every few months. I am tired of the exposed wires, shorts, and over all bad construction. If Apple cared they would fix this. However, it's a computer and not the iPhone so I don't have high hopes of them doing anything at all. Much less do the right thing and replace them for all of us that have these stupid things fail every year.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cord doesnt last

    I bought this cord last year and the surrounding rubber pulls away from the magnetic adapter. Did not last very long, and given the price, it should last for a lot longer.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Apart

    Falls apart every 3-6 months......

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product

    Plan on replacing this product every 8-12 months

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    In 3 years I have had 5 of these chargers. One lasted three months. The wires fray around the charging connection very quickly. Since replacements are no longer covered under my exired Applecare warranty I have the whole thing encased in black electrical tape. Way to go Apple, not.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The ONE little area that Apple skimps!!!

    I am a huge Apple fan. Have purchased multiple Macbook's, iPods and iPhones from them through out the years.

    Yet this is the ONE AREA time and time again where they skimp! It's really frustrating that these pathetic cords last only a few months. I continually have to replace them because they twist in odd knots and the rubber is very cheap and thin to where the wiring pops out through slits.

    I wish Apple would have spent a little more time on this one area that has been overlooked. I wish they would make their power-cords just as durable and long lasting as the rest of the products they are known and loved for!

    One of these days!.....

    This ole Georgia boy is keepin his fingers crossed!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of s...

    This should be rated zero stars. As many of the other reviewers have said, the wire frays and breaks inside the magnetic jack. After all this hype of great engineering, Apple can't make a proper power chord? What a rip off! I won't be buying Apple products again.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These need a bundle of re-engineering!

    I have now gone through no less than a half dozen of these power supplies in the last year. Why they fail isn't really beyond me, as I am an electrical engineer. So, I would have to say some re-engineering is very necessary. These power supplies were just for one computer as well!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for a One-Year Charger

    I use my MacBook Pro for everything. It served me well through my undergrad program. And the first charger worked great from 2007-2010 when the plastic around the plug into the laptop started disintegrating, leaving exposed wire. I got a replacement, and didn't think much about the price, because it was a 3-year old charging cable and was travelled with quite extensively. After a year of having the new charger, the same thing happened! I went back to the Apple store, and after much conversation, I was able to get it replaced free of charge. Now, barely a year later, having the outside plastic near the plug to disintegrate again!! I'm not looking forward to replacing this again, and for every following year. Apple products are amazing - no doubt. But how about some more research on how to make a better charger instead of rolling out new iPhones every year or so.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another poor product from Apple

    I am now on the third power supply for my MacBook Pro. The cabling and where it attaches to the connector is just not man enough for the job. Come on Apple, sort your power supplies out. 3 in less that 2 years is just not acceptable. I have a work supplied Lenovo PC which is on the same power supply and is now 5 years old - and is usually plugged in and kicked around under the desk at meetings. I also have a Sony Vaio PC with a power supply that failed after 6 years. The replacement incidentally was £19 - not the £65 rip-off that Apple charge. Very disgruntled customer with poor Apple design and rubbish reliability.

    147 of 149 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

    I truly wonder how Apple can get the hardware and software so right...

    ...and get things like power adapters and earbuds so wrong..

    The magnetic portion that connects to the MacBook Pro isn't a singular piece, but rather TWO pieces joined together. Someone thought this was a good idea. It wasn't.

    Heading to the Apple Store after work to buy a new one.

    I've sworn off Apple's earbuds. Terrible quality. I can't swear off the adapter, however, as Apple is the only show in town.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One down, one to go.

    I've had my unibody mac since summer of 2010 and just recently its magsafe bit the dust. And then smoked a little bit. The sleeving on the mag side split both near the charger body and about a foot from the magsafe connector. Now I'm using the charger from my old mac (2007ish) and it just split right next to the charger body.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple standards

    We now have a basket of Mac power adaptors that don't work because the wires break where they meet the Magsafe plug. There seems to be to a lot of people with this issue for quite some time (Years?), yet Apple doesn't fix the problem. I love all my Apple products, and everything is trouble free except this part. I am only writing this neg review in hopes that the problem gets noticed and fixed.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine!

    I haven't had any issues with this charger I'v owned this for almost a year, previously I've had a W/Macbook for 3 years using the same charger.

    I think the people with the low ratings, have issues with wear & tear and not taking care of the cable, I do agree it is a little thing where it attaches with the computer.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another bad part for a great computer

    Like most of the other comments here, my cord has split next to the magnetic end and is in need of being replaced. I'm not a fan of the way these cords are made. If I'm going to pay this much for a computer, I don't want to have to buy a new cord every year to make sure it keeps charging and/or doesn't burn my house down!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weakest link

    I had no choice but to order one now, pins on the L shaped connector are weak and they lead to lose connections after 18 months or so. This is the second adapter I had to order, first one was ditched due to a cable issue.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W Magsafe Power Adapter

    I have had my MacBook Pro since end 2009. Its a nice computer, but it seems that I go through the MAGSAFE's quite a lot spending wopping US$ 85.00 including tax on it. Just replaced another one. I have at home about 3 now which I can't use. No protection offered for these. I am very much disappointed now.

    9 of 9 people found this useful