• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I was having a bad day

    the skin of the cabe started peeling off and I've mended it with electrical tape. I was thinking about buying a new one and started looking on the apple website and on ebay. After reading the reviews, I thought it was best to keep mending my old one until it stops working for good...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts 3-4 Months Only

    I bought a power adapter for my MacBook Pro 6 months ago because the original one had broken. After 4 months or so, the new adapter stopped working. My brother wiggled the cable and we could make it work at times. It is not cheap and I was in Venezuela, so I wiggled the cable until it worked every time; I did this for about a month. Now I am back to USA, the cable is not working properly still, but when wiggled it only shows a green light and the battery is not charging. Another adapter is about $80, very costly in my opinion and you never know how long it'll last...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous and a rip off

    I've had to replace my macbook battery twice and today I bought my 5th power cord!!! In canada I pay $99 plus tax for each one. It frays within the first 6 months. I am scared of a fire or that one of my children will touch it and get electrocuted. I think thats pretty bad for apple to make such a lousy product and they must be making a fortune to sell a $100 cord 4-5 times to each macbook owner! Dangerous, sucky products are not cool!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I can't understand how these can be break so quickly. I knew they were very fragile and made sure I never wrapped it around anything, but it still didn't even last a year. Please redesign these!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    May be the last apple product i buy

    Apple, you've done it. Your power cables have turned me. Both my charger cables for my iphone 5 and my macbook pro have failed me twice now. In a two year period, I have had to replace both twice. It really bothers me, to the point where I decided to come online and see what other people have to say. I will not pay another $80 dollars for your cable. I'd rather buy one overseas and replace my entire computer when that one dies, and who knows, it could possibly last longer than Apple brand.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please try this before buying a new adaptor

    I had no idea that these adaptors had such a poor ratinguntil I came to this page. I have had my MacBook Pro around 4 years now so I guess I'm lucky I've had no issues with the adapter to this point. I just had a problem that my MacBook would not charge when I plugged the power adapter in. I read through some of the reviews here and noticed one that said to try pushing something on the prongs inside the magnetic head on the adapter that attaches to the computer as they can have issues. I tried that and it worked! My MacBook is now happily charging and I just saved myself $80...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe 2 can't hold on to save its life

    Adapter doesn't hold as well as the old L-style - heck, even the original t-style; always popping off at the slightest breeze.

    I tend to think of myself as someone who takes good care of his adapters - after all, it's terrible to be stuck without one when running low on battery, and they aren't exactly cheap and inexpensive to replace - but this thing just slowly went south as I used it. Cable became hot to the touch while charging battery and even melted right through the cladding until it finally shorted out.

    So, thanks Apple - guess I'll plop down another $80 on a sub-par adapter that will die in a few years.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible and dangerous product

    this charger lit fire during a gig. and 80 for a replacement? wow apple ....

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it should not even get a star

    I hate the poor design expensive and gone through two of them they keep breaking the cable is Mickey mouse its horrible its funny you can buy a cheap pc computer and its power cable will last for years actually i never had one break ever or know anyone that has.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I walk to work with my magsafe charger in a backpack. I am extremely careful, yet I had to buy a new charger for my Mid-2009 MBP. Why does such an expensive item STOP WORKING, even when I'm super careful? I am beyond irate. The MBP has been golden (although it needed a new motherboard 1 year after purchase while under AppleCare coverage, as the left shift key failed), but this is highway robbery.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very durable

    Disappointing to pay £60 for a charger that is best described to be as good as something that is disposable.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Charger

    This by far is the worst charger ever, I've already replaced it 3 times and they aren't cheap.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Freaking Macbook power cord

    Just make a replacement power cord like the new Mac's and stop forcing us to buy these cords you are selling today where the cords tear and expose the wires and then the wires break. Does anybody know if there is a 3rd party company that sells these cords? I am so over this.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Loathe all the Apple power cords!

    I have had to replace my power cord for my MacBook Pro 4 times! At $80 each, this is ridiculous! The sheath around the cords gets holes from being flexed (it's supposed to be flexible) and then the sheath wears out, stretches & tears, exposing the wires. Another issue I've had with this is that the sheath discolors in the areas that lay next to the computer, making it look like it's burning from the heat or something. This is a serious issue for Apple, as I should not have to buy a new cord every year or so. When it's time to upgrade my laptop I will be looking to replace it with another brand or something that doesn't require replacing simple pieces all the time. This is utterly disappointing and ridiculous!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've spent over $320 on 4 chargers in <5 years. Now I need a 5th one.

    I've got a mid-2009 white Macbook. My FOURTH charger broke on me tonight. TONIGHT of all nights. The night before the first day of finals, which I've got 2 mind you as well as a term paper to finish. Everything I need is on my laptop and even if Best Buy was open, I can't afford to drop $80. After spending over $320, I see now only in retrospect, that I should have bought a box of cheap non-OEM chargers. I would have been way better off.

    Apple should issue this statement to every MacBook owner:

    "Please accept that you're not paying for a charger. You're paying for a limited time service, a random self-destructing charging device that uses innately poor equipment technology to self destruct on its own. Don't ask us when, the only guarantee is that it WILL self destruct (it's like a surprise present from us to you!!). Give it a year. Maybe more (pfff), maybe less (most likely less). No guarantees other than you will be paying for a self-destructing charging device service every year for the lovely price of $80/year + tax. Please note that we totally understand you you paid over $1000-$2000 for your now obsolete MacBook 4 years ago. We understand that we also haven't lowered our MacBook charger prices. We understand, and we are more than happy to accept this. You must too."

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wires inside the cable are too fragile...

    The magnetic attachment is the best thing since sliced bread. Saved my computer many many times. But I've used up several of these units over the years, and it's just a simple (and stupid) matter of the tiny tiny tiny wires inside the small cable breaking. And they're completely unrepairable. It's just stinging out on a very expensive power adapter. Shame.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree with all other macbook users.

    It's been said countless times, but these chargers are the worst. Every other computer out there has one that you can disconnect before the dc adapter. Replacing the chord costs about $3. Not only are they built into the dc adapter on the mac, but the chords are flimsy and fray well within a year of regular usage.

    I've bought about 4 or 5 adapters in the past 4 years that I've owned my Mac at $80 a piece each. You can bet that this latest one to break is getting cracked open with a screwdriver and soldered together by hand, because there's no way that I'm going to continue to fund this kind of highway robbery.

    Apple, there are 1,504 negative reviews on this charger and more come rolling in every day. Please recall this product and design one that actually works.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15 inch MacBook Pro same problem

    I was pulling my hair out thinking it was only me till I read this forum this is the worst design flaw ever. I have had my 15 inch MacBook Pro for 3 years now and the head of the charger was frayed when I saw how much a new one cost I tape it up it works but now I have all sorts of problems with my laptop shutting off the screen go's distorted and it will refuse to restart sometimes now for hours never had any problems I love my MacBook is the charger the issue.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    i received this charger and a macbook a few years ago. the charger worked wonderfully for the first year or less before it began to break. normally, i would just reposition it to get it to work, especially because i can NOT afford to get a new charger. today, when the charger was repositioned, i didn't notice the small tear in the back of the charger, and was nearly electrocuted!! there were sparks and the charger was VERY hot. i only have four percent battery left now, and will now be without a laptop until i can afford a secondary charger. i am definitely disappointed in the price and quality of this product. thanks, apple for almost electrocuting me!

    overall, it's overpriced, and horribly built. i just wish there were another way for me to charge this laptop :(
    definitely switching back to hp after this experience.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is too stiff, resulting in shearing.

    I'm now purchasing my 3rd adapter in 5 years. The first one was the old design where the wire came directly out of the magnetic plug. The wire for that one broke off at the junction with the magnetic plug. The second one I bought was the current version with the wire at a 90 degree angle with magnetic plug. I was optimistic that this would correct my previous problem, and it did. The problem with the second one was that the smaller wire that goes to the computer sheared off at the base where it connects to the main adapter. IMO the problem is primarily with the brittleness and/or stiffness of the wire Apple uses for these cords. I have experienced the exact same thing with the iPhone cords which have a similar feel. The quality of these cables is probably my biggest complaint with Apple products across the board. It's almost like they design them to be disposable.

    7 of 7 people found this useful