• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    the wire near the magnetic connector is very weak. it has worked less than three years. I bought a replacement one and had the same issue in 2 years. I used a siemen laptop for 8 years before macbook and did not have any single charger issue. we deserve a high quality product for the money that we paid for it.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    frays too easily

    Every time i look more depth into my charger i seem to find more faults and frays. the material used needs to be changed.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple 60w magsafe power adapter

    Terrible product. Connection does not make good contact with the computer. The fit is awkward . The original charger fit perfectly and worked well. This deserves a minus rating.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    The cable is of very poor quality and frays exposing the wire underneath.

    I have never had a problem with other laptops. Very disappointed.

    Will have to avoid buying any more Apple computers because they aren't much use if the chargers don't work.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Other laptops have power adapters that outlast the computer

    I've had such laptops, which were otherwise inferior to this macbook.

    I'm on my second power adapter since 2008 and I treat it extremely gently (but note I do travel with it about ever other day, and sometimes more). Nonetheless, the obviously-too-skinny part of the chord is cracking in multiple places now. I wrap it tightly in electrical tape. I think I will have to buy a third one before I'm ready for a new laptop.

    There are good suggestions for easy fixes in these reviews (e.g. make it replaceable, and maybe let some company sell a thicker version). I'm not usually inclinded to suspect companies of unethical behavior, but for this it is the only theory I know.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mr Cook take a look this device is very crook

    Both of my teenage children have MBPs. We are on to our 4th replacement adapter due to cable fray at the L connector. Each time a whole new adapter is required @$100 or so. Surely the cable could be designed to withstand lazy teenager usage and also so just the cable can be replaced? It is getting to the point where it may be cheaper to replace my teenagers.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple You need to do better

    Apple Macbook works well but this is the third power adapter i own that is not working. i am very disappointed. They need to do like HP and have a simple power cord. I'll give it a 1/4 star

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead already?!

    I've had my MacBook Pro for a measly 3 months and this power cord already croaked. Really?! I was very dismayed to see this has happened to so many others. I also couldn't believe the price tag for a product that is clearly not meeting customers needs! I typically love my Apple products, but this is a ridiculous inconvenience to have so soon after purchase. I am left both unimpressed and irritated.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 stars

    I'm on power supply number 5 since I got my Macbook pro 2010. They BREAK! Apple it is outrageous to charge $80 for this!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extortionate price of MacBook Pro power cable

    The outer insulation on the mains power cord has pulled out from the rubber collar that is supposed to protect the power cord connection at the entry point to the square power adaptor unit (or 'puck' as I believe Apple refer to it as). This mains cable is country specific and comes with a moulded power plug that matches the local country power standards. It connects to the puck via a clever slide connector, which clearly means the cables are interchangeable. To my disappointment, Apple Australia (I can't speak for other countries), does not carry the local version of the mains cable. Instead I will have to pay $AUD119 for a complete power adaptor in order to replace a two meter long mains power cord. Even for the whole power adaptor the price is extortionate, let alone for just the mains cable. And this is not to mention the surplus puck and low voltage power cord and magnetic connector I am left with. Come on Apple, you can do better that this!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nokia 3390 had a superior power adapter...in 1996

    I still have a working power adapter from my 1990's Nokia 3390 cell phone. However, my Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is no longer working, because some of the pins do not deploy and make contact with the MacBook like they should. The magnetic connection is a brilliant idea, however it was unfortunately not a good design to have such fragile spring-pins to transfer power. I will NOT be buying a replacement from Apple, I will be purchasing a replacement adapter from a 3rd party.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook charger

    The macbook is fantastic and has served me well for five long years, but the price and quality of the power supply is absurd. The design of the macbook accessory is inherently flawed and ends up breaking every year. Surprising that a company so committed to progressive design engineers a product so unsatisfactory. If Apple expects their customers to believe they are the technology of the future, they need to focus on solutions to these basic problems that rapidly erode their prestigious reputation. If they expect me to pay $80 for another charger when this POS breaks, I'm saving my money and switching to different company.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Clearly flawed design, my wire has twisted at the connection even though I have never wrapped it around my MacBook or misused it. Had mine for 2 years and now need to pay £65 for a new one? Completely shocking. When are Apple going to pay attention to the reviews of this adapter and do something about the issue.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cheaply made, too expensive to replace

    The wire is scrawny and frays in no time. The wire shouldn't be so thin that a cat can chew through it. Whatever happened to making thick power cables that lasted years and years? The price for a replacement is criminal. Love my MBP, but shame on you Apple for this atrocity of a charge cable. I hope I don't electricute myself with my frayed cable.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LIKE FIRE HAZARDS? LOVE WASTING MONEY?

    WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE PIECE OF GARBAGE.

    THE L-SHAPED ATTACHMENT SEEMS TO BE DESIGNED FOR THE CORD TO RIP OUT OF IT. MY EXPOSED CORD SHOOTS LASER BEAM SPARKS WHEN I PLUG IT IN. THAT THE WORD 'SAFE' IS USED IN THE PRODUCT NAME IS PREPOSTEROUS. IF I WANTED TO START A PAPER FIRE ON MY DESK, THE MAGSAFE WOULD BE MY FIRST CHOICE FOR GUARANTEED PYROTECHNICS.

    APPLE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GIVE THESE AWAY. I WISH I HAD BIGGER CAPS SO I COULD ESCALATE MY EXPRESSION OF FRUSTRATION AT THE REPLACEMENT PRICE (THOSE TWO WORDS WOULD HAVE BEEN WAY BIGGER). I GUARANTEE THIS THING IS MADE FOR $0.58 ALL IN. I WILL NOT EVEN SPEAK OF THE PRICE WE - WHO HAVE COUGHED UP THOUSANDS IN OUR COMMITMENT TO ALL THINGS MAC - ARE EXPECTED TO PAY SO OUR BIG INVESTMENT PIECES WILL CONTINUE TO FUNCTION.

    IT'S CLEAR APPLE DOESN'T READ THESE THINGS SO ALL I CAN SAY IS EFF THIS. SERIOUSLY.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst piece of overpriced cr*p!

    Last Dec 29, I just bought my very first macbook pro.. so imagine my surprise when after 3 days it decided it won't work! ALSO, i didn't drop it nor there are evidence of stress or whatever not to mention on Dec 30 was my flight home and I have to live when a dead laptop for 2 whole weeks!!!! till i get back from the city!!!

    I WAS STRESSED THE WHOLE TIME CAUSE I WAS PLANNING TO DO MY THESIS AND FYI MY OLD WINDOWS LAPTOP BROKE SO YEAH.

    NOT ONLY DO THEY CHARGE OVERPRICED CHARGERS BUT IT IS ALSO FLIMSY AND CHEAPLY MADE CAUSE IT BROKE THAT FAST!

    THIS DOESN'T EVEN DESERVE A STAR.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd time

    This is our third power cord. Please make better cords.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It couln't be worse.

    We are using these PSUs at our school to charge the teacher's MBPs 13" (70 in total), so we have at least 70 of these and 2/3rd of them is having the broken cable problem either at the PSU's side or the device's side. It it is not appearing to get any better.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fourth Charger and Counting...

    I've had my MacBook for nearly six years now. for the first two and a half to three years, the charger was fine. Then one day, it just stopped working. No biggie, I thought, I'll just go to best buy and get a new one, so I did. A year later, the thing started SMOKING. When it would charge, smoke would come out of it and this burning smell. So, I bought another one. Three months in, a crackling, electric sound would come out of it every time I plugged it in and one time I even saw a spark. So. I bought another one. Just a few days ago, it just went dead, like the first one, stopped charging completely. So today. I. Bought. Another. One. Let's add that up, shall we? 79 times 4 equals 419 dollars not including tax. That's almost half way toward a macbook air. FIX IT APPLE. I'm sick of counting!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability

    Looking for my 3rd charger now. This product is overpriced and does not last long.

    15 of 17 people found this useful