• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Badly Constructed

    My L plug has had the rubber casing decay on my chord after only a few years of use. I expect far better when I pay the exorbitant amounts that apple demands, for what should be exceptional products. I am very disappointed, particularly as to replace what is the fault of apple is so horrendously expensive.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying my third one :(

    I am so annoyed to be spending so much money on something that I know will break. This will be my third one!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Why haven't you fixed the issues with these?

    There are so many one stars on this product, and all for the same reason! Charger doesn't last and gets extremely hot and is ridiculously expensive (esp. given all the complaints). These chargers have a life span of months to a year, both my partner and I have had to replace chargers and the newest ones we have, after only about 8 months, are crapping out on us. The rubber is just falling apart and the wires underneath are fraying out, they make weird sounds when connected, you have to move them to make sure they even work, plus they get extremely hot - and these were treated delicately after so many failures before. It seems like Apple is taking advantage of us! Why haven't these been changed and where is the customer service? This is pretty appalling.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These charging very often break!

    My charging too broke. I love apple products, but this charge does not really so good. I do not want every time to pay $ 80 for this product, it is expensive for this quality.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of junk

    Just ordered our 3rd adapter in 3 years!
    I love my Mac, but why these rubbish adapters?
    Again $99 for something that should be working.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Fell apart after a year of minimal use. Exposed wires, the whole thing. Even worse than the old T-shaped ones. At least that one lasted for 3 years before falling apart.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe Power Adapter broke

    After 2 years of use the cord broke internally just at the adapter. This part should be more flexible and resistant as it receives a lot of "bending".
    Apple should review the design and produce a better model suited with the laptop design and durability.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Making me consider not getting a mac next

    Look, apple, I get that you make money when people need to replace their charger, but you are asking too much of us. These things do not hold up AT ALL. I can't afford to shell out about 70 dollars each time to replace my charger. It's a shame, because I like my macbook Pro, but next time I need to replace my computer, the charger issue may make me go with a different computer brand altogether.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to Fail

    Everyone I know has used electrical tape and everything to keep the wires on their power supply from breaking. The insulation splits and opens up exposing the wires. Probably a fire risk and certainly soon to fail completely. This never happened after years of bag packing Dells and other laptops. This might be expected after a year or two but not within months with machines hardly moved. This is very bad design and just thickening and tapering the rubber would work to ensure a much longer life. This might cost less than a dollar. Shame on Apple for allowing their customers down when we expect only the best in design from Apple. I have resorted to adding a piece of flexible irrigation (drip) tubing over the attachment point to keep the wire from dangerous flexing.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I wish that I could rate it 0 stars. Seriously, I am on my third charger and there is no such thing as customer service from this company. Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deeply disappointed

    I have the 13-inch 2008 MacBook. I had the T-shaped Power Adapter and worked for four years! Then suddenly, it got a little worn down and quit working. I thought, "Okay, this is kind of old. I can see why it stopped working." So I pulled money and bought a new pretty L shaped Power Adapter. Three months later--broken. Wiggling it won't even help. I am a university student with papers to write, two online classes, and now I have a Skype interview for a teaching position...with no computer. I can't just fish $80 from my crack to pay for a new one that may or may not work. I am so angry right now because I am using a local library's computer and having to choose between using this computer for my school (inconvenience) or buying an expensive adapter that probably will fail too! Ugh!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor charger

    It just stopped working and then I checked where the cable connects to the charger and it sparked and now not even safe to try it again.
    Agree with All these posts. Amazing laptop, terrible charger.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER EVER

    These chargers are insanely fragile. I've had to replace mine 4 times now, I use it normally, I don't wrap it up tightly but still the thing frays and can no longer connect to my laptop. 30% is now wrapped in electrical tape because the plastic casing surrounding the cord is broken, the top part where it connects to the laptop has wires fraying all over the place. You would think for such a ridiculously expensive charger they would make it durable.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A new year, a new power cord

    I got my Macbook in 2010. Since then, I have already replaced my power cord two times and it looks like I'll be buying my third replacement (fourth cord, total) in less than four years of owning my device. At $80 a pop, I can barely stomach it. I've had other issues with my device in general and Apple's care and service has been great. But this is absolutely absurd. For the amount of money that I invest into this equipment that I need for work and school, I shouldn't have to worry about the power cord failing every time I turn around.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    Had my charger for about a year and a half and the cable all of a sudden just wears down and breaks, you guys at Apple can make very strong and durable computers, but not chargers?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgrace and shame for an Apple product

    I am amazed at how a company that makes such awesome computers and iPods, can make such lousy chargers. Honestly. We need to buy a new charger every few months. I bet we have soon spent more money on buying chargers than on the laptops themselves. What a disgrace! Honestly. The poor quality of the chargers is REASON ENOUGH for me not to want to buy apple's products ever again. I mean. Aplle's products are good, but when you consider that you have to pay for a new cable every few months, it quickly makes it not worth it. I wish Apple would compensate me somehow. I have bought no less than five chargers so far, and I'm sorely disappointed :(

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So hot, it burns

    3rd charger for my macbook in 3 years. The first frayed at the L-connector leaving wires exposed and the L-connector turned burning hot. Apple exchanged this one for me as it was still within my warranty timeframe. The second charger lasted a little less than a year before developing similar issues- so hot that if you touched it, it would burn you. It actually caused my board to burn out- had to replace it. When I brought in my charger to be evaluated, the apple genius tech kept saying, "it doesn't feel hot to me..." I have a burn on my hand from where it had just brushed up against the charger! Give me a break apple. I love my macbook, my iPhone and my iPad. Why can't you make a charger that lives up to the products it is supporting?

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed!

    Have had 15" MacBook Pro for one year. Design of cable connection leading from adapter to machine very poor. Discovered connection at reinforced collar exiting adapter has cracked and broken leading to no power to unit. 1 year and $79.00! I've got plenty of other power cords decades old -- with no cracks or breaks! Apple should be able to generate more reliable products. Very disappointed!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple makes the worst power adapters on the market

    There is something inherently wrong with the design of all Apple power supply cords. The outer coating frays, splits, peels, and finally comes completely apart. The design is terrible and needs to be fixed.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger I've Ever Had

    I got my Macbook Pro two years ago. Since then, I've gone through THREE chargers, one of which randomly SET ON FIRE despite being on a desk fan. Your products are obviously dangerous if they can set on fire when there was no sign of stress.I can't even use my laptop anymore, because the other two broke. You make millions of dollars a day. You can afford to make better products. I wish I could say you get what you pay for, but I wouldn't pay more than $40 for this charger.

    10 of 10 people found this useful