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    My 7th charger in 5 years. Awful design, awful performance, and awful durability. Please apple make a better charger. I have spent wayyyyyy to much money on my laptops to have them keep breaking.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord fine one day, then completely frayed with burn marks the next???

    I have owned my macbook pro 13 in since 2012 and have nothing but positive things to say about it. The magsafe power adapter is a completely different story. I was always careful with my power adapte. One day it was working fine and literally the next day the skinny cord that plugs into the laptop has frayed and will not charge at all. How does something become that damaged in one days time?? I am really unhappy about this.This isn't just about quality it is about safety. A power adapter should not become that hot to the point where it burns plastic. Seriously. This was one of the main reasons I switched from a pc to a mac. Having to replace a cord every year can be annoying and I didn't expect to have to deal with the same thing when I bought my mac. Apple, please start making better quality power adaptors for a better price. $80 is a little steep, especially when that produce doesn't even stand up to regular usage.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

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    Bad cord ever

    At tension points the cord always fumbles away. This being my third cord in 5 years, I took extra good care of it. However, in the last month it has broken at the tension points and has also started rotting away elsewhere as if the cord has reached it's expiration. For the amount they cost, this is absolutely just a money grabbing ploy from apple - no other cord in my life has ever broken like an apple branded cord. It does work well when you need it, but the fact that it has a lower lifespan than it should have is disappointing and kills any positive experience. My recommendation: Electrical Tape or a different laptop.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

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    Horrible quality

    The cable only lasts about a year... I have an HP laptop 10 years old and the charger is still intact...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

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    Terrible power cord

    I bought my Macbook Pro in 2009. Since then I've had to buy 3 more same power adapters due to only one reason - lousy power cord breaks again and again. Hope Apple fixed this problem in newer generations.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

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    bought 2 and 1 failed so far

    I've got two p/s' and had one fail even after 4 years of being careful. Had to crack the plastic open and pull out the soldering iron to fix it. I'd rather have a Frankenstein p/s than to buy another one of these poorly designed p/s. They could easily fix this by using better vinyl and thicker copper wiring, but no they insist that their customers either upgrade systems or buy another p/s.

    For this reason I won't be buying another Mac Book until this p/s issue is resolved satisfactorily. It's not worth the hassle.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

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    What's with all the hate?

    My MagSafe charger on my MacBook 2010 lasted 6 years of heavy use before even taking damage (pulled the powerpoint end out at a bad angle, bent a prong) and the only issue before that was a weak magnetic connection on the computer's end (fixed, FYI). What's everyone else's problem? My mate had one too, and his was fine...

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Actual Garbage

    This will be the third adapter I will have purchased for a fantastic laptop that just keeps on going. Too bad the adapters don't last... Though the first one died under the original warranty, I have not been lucky with the last two- they are defective and begin overheating and become too hot to touch after about two years - and that's if the cord lasts. Wish apple could make a better product for the price as I have a hard time buying an $80 product that I know will probably only last a few years and I will have to replace out of my own pocket.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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    Two MacBook and four chargers already!

    I bought a new MacBook pro 15 in December 2011 and in 3 year 2 chargers, I bought another MacBook pro 13 in December 2014 last month I was compelled to buy a new charger again. How on earth is that possible for so long. Do not tell me Apple do not know the problem, for instance many Apple employees do have those same MacBook, I cannot believe they are not concerned so what's the reason there is no improvement at all I really would like to know...because yes I am disapointed of course. I did owned my first Apple computer in France in 1992 a Mac SE I remember it very well...and stayed faithfull ever since, I had a performa with a 500 Mb hard disk LOL also an iBook an iMac...and nowadays they managed to disgust me of the company with this poor charger... ridiculous I reckon. By the way I have had 7 iPhone an iPad an iPad mini but some old couple sometimes could divorced for futile reasons too!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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    Design does not stand up to durability

    The design of this is sleek and goes well with Apple's brand. However the cord end that is attached to the power adapter will be the first to break on you. If not visibly, the wires will break on the inside and you will have to find the "sweet spot" where the cords will connect. I've been through two already and now my current one didn't even last a year.

    Love Apple, but this is an issue they really need to fix.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Power cord for Mac Laptop

    Cord is garbage must be made of bad faulty or cheap materials
    plastic/rubber coating pretty much rubbed away in 2 spots we spent $ 4834.14 on this lap top and the power cord breaks 16 months later great paper weight !
    very disappointed in mac
    best isn't always the best!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced piece of junk

    My cable is two years old and now looks like an electrician's nightmare. The plastic covering the wires has shredded and about a foot of the internal wires are completely uncovered and starting to separate into thin metal tendrils. The rest of the cable is covered with electrician's tape applied when the covering first started peeling away, a year after purchase. The odd thing is that the cable continues to charge but that may change at any minute so I was forced to purchase another one of these low quality cables at the outrageous price of $79. For that money, the cable covers shouldn't be peeling like a molting snake. And now I'm off to cover that foot of naked wire with some more electrician's tape.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

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    Not good

    Like everyone else, the jacket ripped. I'm surprised mine still works after 4 years on my first charger -- with electrical tape wrapped all around.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

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    Such a shame everyone is having the same problem! Original charger lasted four years, finishing up with sparking and smoking and with both ends of the charger overheating. I decided to buy a cheaper version from Amazon to replace it, and this has just expired in the same way. I was preparing to fork over £60 for a new Apple one this time round, only to see they have increased in price by £19 since last September!! And with people still experiencing exactly the same problem! Such a joke.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

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    Great connection, terrible durability. It's my third in 2 years.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

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    A case study on how to ruin great design!

    The magsafe power cable is a case study in technical failure. Apple took an innovative design (that they patented, that's why its $99) and squeezed every last pico cent from the design to the detriment of the product itself. The power cable is jacketed by a few molecules of PUR, and terminated in a non-functioning manner-. add to that the L shape connector that gives the user no room to pull the connector from the head itself, and forces the user to tug away from the cable. And since the cable has the same construction as silk underwear and has no strain relief, it fails, and it fails quickly. I wasted so much of my hard earned money replacing these magarbage cables, i am done, i am so done. They got rid of magsafe finally in the end of 2016 line up, but its too late for me.
    This cable will give you so much aggravation, you'll want to quit the apple ecosystem

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do you hate me?

    I find myself in the same predicament at least once a year. The L-shaped magsafe keeps unraveling, and at this point, I'm so frustrated. I do not "man handle" my tech products because I treat them like I would a baby. So I'm not quite sure why it continues to expose its wires to me and stop working. The charger that came with my MacBook Pro lasted about 2 years. I wasn't as upset when I replaced that one. But when you have to fork over $80 twice..it's ridiculous. I'm at the point where electrical tape will not save my current charger, and I'm going to have to invest in another $80 charger that will only last a few months. Functionality shouldn't come second behind aesthetics for the charger. Take a page out of most PC chargers, please.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

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    Same trouble

    I too, am adding my voice to those who have already expressed immense displeasure with the charger. I really am impressed with how long my macbook pro has lasted. I use a early 2010 model. Fantastic work on that, Apple. I have had to do very little in the way of keeping my actual computer going, besides constant issues related to charging. It is quite a pain in the rear to have to buy a new charger multiple times a year. And there are no good replacement charger options. I have started buying the $20 Chinese builds just so i don't break the bank. I like what one reviewer said about putting these chargers under warranty. It should not be the burden of the consumer to constantly buy new chargers for Apple's poor design in this regard.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    Come on...

    For $80, you'd expect the charger to be a true quality product. I'm on my third charger after just 3 years. After about a year, the casing breaks, and the charger has to be wrapped in electrical tape. I've never had this problem with any other computer/phone/ipod chargers. Had I known how awful your chargers are, I wouldn't have purchased a Macbook, which is a shame because this is a great computer. I do NOT recommend this laptop, only because of how awful the chargers are.

    19 of 20 people found this useful