• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak product.

    I love my Macbook Pro. And as a college student majoring in writing, I'm on my computer very often, although mostly at home. I've never had any problems with my machine, however I am having terrible experience with the power adapter. I am on my second one, and soon to be on my third, since my current one is giving me problems. Within the past few months, it has been visibly weakening and fraying at the base of the DC connector, despite my best efforts to prevent that (it doesn't leave my house anymore, so travel-related wear isn't the issue anymore). Even before the fraying, it seemed very temperamental, and even the slightest shift would stop it from charging. It also overheats so quickly that I'm afraid to keep it plugged in for too long, even if it's not at full charge. I don't remember my first one getting quite so hot in a short amount of time. I know it needs to be replaced because it's getting to the point where 50% of the time it doesn't actually work; however I cannot afford to drop another $80 every few months when I have other more pressing expenses to worry about. It's disappointing that a great computer is held back by such a lousy adapter. If this happens again, I might just have to find a cheaper solution (i.e. investing in a pc whose replacement parts are more affordable).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    absolutely awful design

    Giving it one star is being generous. I have bought three of these and they have lasted me about a year a piece. They are so expensive and charger a year adds up. I was done with Apple when my last one died and haven't bought another one since and switched over to windows until they redesign the MagSafe. I would consider doing the same if you are experiencing the same problem. It will save you money in the long run.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years.

    Life time: 2 Years.
    For a 79$ product, that not enough

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    This is probably the worst thing Apple has created to go with their mac books. In one year, I've changed my charger 3 times! Why oh Why Apple? Is this a money generating scheme or what?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beef up the DC connector.

    Where the DC connector and cable meet is the weak point of this power adapter. Seriously need to re-engineer this part of the adapter. I've gone thru 2 adapters because of the wires in the cable giving out in the aforementioned area. Think about adding some support in this area to make it more stable. For a company that prides itself on thoughtful well-designed products you dropped the ball on this one. I'm not the only one who thinks this check the reviews.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful - overheats & cable breaks easily - 3rd charger needed!!!

    Really unacceptable - cable doesn't last and the square block gets too hot to even touch.

    Terrible!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers Break

    I love apple and I love my MacBooks. They are great. The chargers are not. Both macbooks I have had the chargers have ended up breaking. In both cases, the wiring has broken off of the charger box. The unfortunate thing is.. my warranty just ended. So paying $80 for ANOTHER charger is just a bummer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE quality. These things die every 6 months!

    I use my charger VERY gently, and yet this thing breaks every 6 months with no avail. I wouldn't care too too much if it was 15-20$, but 90$ with tax EVERY 6 months, is kind of ridiculous.

    NEEDS to be changed. VERY unhappy...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    For this product to cost 80 dollars, you would expect great quality. The quality of this cord is very poor. The material seems to be made from some weak substance. I am currently on my third power adapter and I only had my macbook for less than two years. The price ratio to the quality of this product is way off. I really want Apple to do something about this constant mishap. Not only am I having this problem with the cord to my macbook but I'm also having this problem with the usb cord for my iPhone.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    short lifespan

    I bought my mac 18 months ago, and while I love it I have to say I am quite disappointed with the charger/cord. The plastic/rubber coating has cracked and crumbled at the base of the L-shaped plug to the point where the wires are exposed and now starting to fray. I am not rough on my electronics, so this is just normal wear and tear. I am now looking for a replacement or some option to extend the life of my charger since $79 is pretty steep for a power cord that doesn't last much beyond a year. Apple should really consider another material for the coating on the cord.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    I came on here wanting to buy a second one (to keep at work) and saw all the negative reviews. I switched from PC (before that was a Mac user until 2001), and my PC laptop power supply was much worse. I have lots of Apple devices and after two years my iPad power supply did fray, but I did mistreat it. It still works though.

    I think a power supply is not something you review if it works, you only come into complain about whatever horrible thing you did to it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Worst Apple Product I have used

    It is high time apple designs a better product. This is third time I am replacing my adapter in two years. Really, the worst apple product. Either they should open up the patent licensing others to manufacture better adapter or just overhaul the product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt

    My charger literally burnt and melted... unsafe. terrible charger. I noticed that it would always get really hot but I never expected it to burn and destroy my charger.... That's a fire hazard... Does Apple really expect me to want to pay $80 for this piece of junk?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst yet

    Falls apart almost immediately.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star is too much for this

    Now I'm buying THIRD charger, because of the same reason: it BURNS inside and tears itself off.

    Seriously, this is the WORST electronic product I've ever seen in my life.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    Never had any problems with any of the magsafe chargers. Working perfectly, continues to do so.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    20 months, two dead adapters

    I can't keep replacing these. If Apple had just made the small, delicate cord removable from the brick (and therefore replaceable), the adapter would cost less than $5 to repair (though it's Apple, so they'd probably charge $20 for that little cord) instead of the $80 I've had to drop twice in less than two years.

    Please Apple, redesign this adapter so that it can actually withstand normal use for more than a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Send time charger gone bad

    This is my second changer that has gone bad. Being a mac product I would expect a better quality. I have a mac user for last 10 yrs. and am disappointed by charger quality. The magnetic pin is the problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It should be ZERO stars

    I just bought my first MacBook Pro a month and my power adapter went out, no fraying just no longer works. I have owned plenty of PC's and never had a single problem. Reading all these reviews makes me believe that I should have stayed away. All of my cords are well taken care of yet this still decides to die on me. Not only is it an inconvenience to go to the store but if I have to buy one I know that it too will fail.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    I cannot believe that
    a) after having to purchase a computer as expensive as my MacBook that I have to replace a frayed adapter wire. INSANE. I am very careful with my computer and all accessories, so for this wire to fray means that there is a problem.

    b) this adapter costs $79. And I will probably have to replace this one too....

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