• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    point blank period buy a mac pro and you'll be ponying up $50 to a $100 on a charger that YOU KNOW in a year will be breaking again. Never wanted to make a return to Windows but I've never had to replace one of their cords ever!!! and since I paid twice the price for Mac I expected better quality Apple.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    In common with others ... I would first state that: I LOVE my APPLE products and have done since 'going Apple' in the mid 1980s ... HOWEVER: whilst the MagSafe Power Adapters are a great improvement with the 'magnetised' little square connection to the MacBook itself ......... there would now seem to be an issue with the tendency of the wiring to 'coil in on itself' and the effect of heat .. or time ... or SOMEthing on the 'rubberised??' casing: because I have had to replace twice now because the casing has become discoloured and then disintegrated ... revealing the inner wiring ... and rendering it (them) unsafe and unusable :( It would be helpful if this problem would be addressed ... please ...... lovely people at Apple! (and as others point out replacement means replacing the WHOLE unit ... to wastage of un-necessary resources AND unnecessarily expensive replacement ..... it would be appreciated if you would address this matter too, please, Apple)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously priced junk!

    This is the fourth charger I will have to buy for my 2011 Macbook Pro. I don't understand why the cord yellows and frays at the Mac end of the charger. I read something about overheating, but considering the price I paid for this Macbook, I would expect better quality. That's the point of buying Apple isn't it?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This freakin' charger

    This is the 3rd charger I've bought so far, and I've only had this computer for 2 years. The battery itself lasts me 2 hours in VERY light use, 1 hour in regular, so using the computer without a charger is not an option; which I wouldn't mind if I didn't have to PAY EIGHTY DOLLARS EVERY 8 MONTHS FOR A CHARGER. This is unacceptable. It's a very expensive product that lasts me like 5 seconds, used to accommodate another very expensive product that can't even stay on for more than an hour. HOW DO YOU MAKE A LAP-TOP THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE DESIGNED FOR PORTABILITY THAT CAN NOT FUNCTION FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR WITHOUT IT'S CHARGER, AND THEN MAKE THE CHARGER EXTREMELY FLIMSY. Step your game up, Apple. At least give your products to work as advertised.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short-circuited my Macbook

    I've been using this charger since 2 years and the cord at the base of the adapter started fraying after a year and soon after that the contact was loose. Most of the time it simply didn't charge so I had to play around with the cord to make it work again. Today it was the usual but suddenly the cord sparked and short-circuited my Macbook. I was working on something important while this happened which infuriated me. I'd rather buy a laptop from another brand now than this poor-quality/designed overpriced power adapter.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    This is the worst charger I've ever had. The cord snaps near the base and there is no way to replace the cord, you have to replace the whole charger for $80. If the cord wasn't attached in such a terrible location, it wouldn't fray as easily. The base of the cord should be reinforced or removable so it does not bend and break.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    This product barely lasts a year before the plastic coating disintegrates. My first one happened close to the magnetic head, the last two in the middle of the cord. Apple should offer free replacement or take the defective product off the market. At $100 a pop, it's outrageous that these things are so very poorly made.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Peice of absolute junk

    So your broke or need a new charger for you MacBook and Apple thinks they can charge from $100-$120. Here is my problem, sure it's a apple product so it's expensive but I've ordered a charger on Amazon for $30 tonight. I chose to go aftermarket becuse all of their chargers break in the same areas. I have owned a 15" MacBook Pro since 2010 and it's still a storing running machine, but only if I could say that for their chargers. For 6 years I have owned this laptop I have had to buy about 5 chargers and just bought my 6th tonight. And the only way is that Apple can justify me to buy there charger is that it will void my warranty. Which is already way passed. Also I'm a student in high school and nowadays laptops are very important. So now that I have had to buy a new charger that means that I can't charge my laptop because it is dead and the charger doesn't work so I have to use other methods of taking notes then all the other school work I do then I have to copy it over to my laptop then submit it. If apple could make their chargers out of metal to protect this or even make it braided like the native Union iPhone chargers then there chargers would be a hole lot better. I believe Apple should really change their price. And to top it off on Amazon most of the aftermarket chargers actually get a higher rating than this charger here, that has got to say something about the quality here. Please make the right decision and please think before you buy this and regret it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    third charger i bought has burned itself out?

    I have had to buy two chargers and now i wont even have money right now to get one when i new my laptop the most what do i do? This charger has cost me to much money allready and i know when i go to the store there most likely just gonna tell me to buy a new one. what I do to get a new one. I should not have to pay for a third one. please help.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give this charger a 0 out of 5.

    I've had two of these and have been remarkably careful with the second one. However, I had the same problem with the second as with the first. The wire frayed both times where it meets the adapter. These are horrible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the worst

    No matter how careful I am, I need to replace my power cord every year. These need to be completely redesigned so that the cords don't wear out so easily.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    Heats up quickly and melts the connection, I had to replace it 4 times, once a year!

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    Bad Charger

    I have had my apple computer since 2008, yet I've had to replace the charger 2-3 times since I first got my machine. These chargers fray very easily and are over priced. Sometimes, I wish I wasn't an apple customer because of it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best, but not terrible.

    I've had the same charger for my Macbook Pro 15 inch for 5 years now, and I'm just now having to buy a new one because it's making strange sounds when I plug it in. 5 years isn't great, but I think it's pretty good considering how much I toted that thing around during college.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Unlike most Apple products, this one is absolute junk. It features a poor design and the small cord twists and breaks in just a short time. The replacement price? I could only laugh. I'm on my third one in as many years and am disgusted.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful product. Overheats, cable frays, arguably dangerous.

    It pains me to write this because I Iove my Macbook Pro, I think it's a spectacularly elegant and functional piece of equipment, it's just that the power supply is a very long way from the same standard.

    These supplies are arguably Apple's worst products. Must make a fortune on them, because they're exorbitantly priced and clearly designed to be as un-fixable as possible and to fail very quickly.

    In warm weather, if laid flat on a carpet then they get *very* hot, suggesting some rather marginal thermal management, but that's really the least of their problems.

    The co-ax cable from the charger to the computer is sleeved in a material that rapidly frays at both ends, the last one I had felt like a silicone rubber that's been used past its sell-by date, stiff and brittle (And yes, it was a genuine Apple one, unless they're selling knock-offs over the counter in Apple stores) - like many others, I'm now about to have to buy my third for the same laptop - admittedly, the latest one finally died when I dropped it, but were I less adept at repairing these things it would have died ages ago - I've had to re-solder the lead at both ends (it's not easy to dismantle the magsafe end, but with the 90 degree metal sleeved ones it can be done) and I had to remove a frayed section that was arcing, a real fire hazard. I routinely have to replace the strain relief at both ends of the coax, usually within a few months of purchase - I've taken to building a strain relief at the "brick" end that has the cable exiting towards one of the fold-out lugs, so it doesn't get the 90 degree kink in it, but the other end always frays too. The mains lead sleeve always works its way out of the strain relief at the brick end, too.

    On the plus side, with these power supplies I think Apple have single-handedly created a market for that silicone rubber putty "sugru" stuff...

    I'm not heavy on my gear; I have Dell power supplies with similar diameter cables that are still absolutely fine after many years, I've never had an Apple one last as much as a year without needing some kind of (difficult) repair.

    Tempted by the aftermarket ones, as I'm fed up with handing sixty quid a time to Apple for something that we all know is no good, but, though the cables are unlikely to be worse, I have my doubts about the electronics in the knock-offs.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am ordering my 3rd in 3 years!

    Can't believe it's broken again! The worse product from Apple and it is too expensive.

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    I was forced to give this 1 star.

    My first 85W MagSafe Adapter nearly lit me on fire and the replacement that I bought less than a year ago has also come to its demise... This. Is. Infuriating.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I sure hope the next macbook pro I get has a better power adapter

    This is the 3rd power adapter I've had to buy for my Early 2011 17" MacBook Pro. The first one had a cable cracking near the block just after the stress relief. I quickly purchased another one so I would have a spare "just in case". Now the new one is going haywire near the magnetic connection where the light stays lit and flickers for a few minutes after being unplugged. Everything has been cleaned around the ports, so I'm buying another one "just in case". I'm going to be nursing this computer along until the next refresh comes out because I'd like the new trackpad and maybe the new usb port.

    And for the record, I HATE the idea that I'm going to have to drop down to a 15" model. That 17" model was really the sweet spot for me.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disastrous charger design

    I am on perhaps my 8th charger of this type.
    The expected time to failure is less than one year.
    I am, unfortunately, buying another two of these chargers, since I am
    hostage to apple's monopoly.

    It is inexcusable that a company which prides itself on design should
    overlook an update to this product. Is there no longer a product
    manager in charge of this product? Perhaps they have quit showing up to
    work, given that all Apple seems to care about is phones and ipads.


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