• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be a zero

    As a user of apple laptops of more than ten years, I am constantly suffering from the brittleness of the joint of power adapter. Does it take so much to redesign a reliable adaptor. Even my Logitech Mouse connector remains working after more than five years of use. Listen to the complains, Apple!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MACBOOK PRO Charger broke after a year of use.

    So this is my first Macbook pro since the days of the Performa, I made the switch back from windows after many years of being plagued with slow performance no matter how expensive a computer I bought. This computer is Awesome, however the power cord is an awful piece of engineering. I do not really take my macbook anywhere but around my house, not being stuffed in a bag, not bending the cords, nothing. Now I noticed the cord basically disintegrated where the cord meets the white adapter box. And it looks like the only thing that can be done is buy a new one. All my windows laptops, as slow as they were, the power adapters were indestructible and outlived every computer. I would highly suggest to Apple to redesign these adapters with either a "quick release" like that is on the plug side, so if the cord going to the computer breaks like mine did, I could pop it off, buy a new corn and not an entire power supply. Or, make these adapters with better rubber and plastic cords that are actually tested for wear and not lust looks.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why oh why????

    I am now on my 5th power adapter and only have two MacBook Pros! I have had to replace 3 of them now and the last two that I am on are on their last leg. One is held together with electrical tape and the other only works when it is bent in a certain direction and you hold pressure on it. One of my computers is 3 yrs old and the other is 4. If I replace these two power blocks that will make us on numbers 6 and 7! We absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our computers and would not buy anything else but having to spend $90 every six months to a year on something that should be lasting the life of the computer is absolutely ridiculous. Apple people, please fix this! Look at the reviews on this power adapter. There is no reason why you should have an average 1 star rating on this or ANY of your products. I truly believe in your products and think that you offer the best in the industry on everything you manufacture. Our entire house is nothing but Apple and I hate that there's this dark cloud surrounding our computers.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, Its expensive and It could be better!

    The part of the MagSafe cable where it connects to the Macbook is poor, the cable outer casing eventually wears out leaving exposed wires. This part of cable should have been made of a stronger material, or designed so that this part can be easily changed like you can with the Plugged section of cable on the adapter. £65 to buy a new adapter each time is too much, when you could have designed this to have the option of just replacing the part of the cable that is damaged at a cheaper cost to the consumer and also being more environmentally friendly as well.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just 18 months and dead

    I generally consider Apple products reliable and robust. This power supply is rubbish. It's not hot (it's a cold winters day). Loud bang, big yellow flash. £65 down the drain. Days work lost waiting for new power supply.

    My 8 year old Dell laptop is still on it's first power supply. In fact, I've never known a power supply fail before on anything.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassingly bad apple product...

    Why has this issue not been addressed? I've been through two of these chargers already, and my girlfriend's has also stopped working. The cable appears to have melted at the end! Of course things are prone to wear and tear but come on!? Please — please — just sort it out Apple!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac book pro power supply and charging cord.

    With all the time and money & effort Apple invest in upgrading their products to make sure We have the very best product available. A person would think Apple would take 2 or 3 hours out of their day to design a better charging cord.
    How hard could it be?
    Apple take a look at your iPad charging set up! Am I missing something? Why couldn't you design it so all we would need to buy is a USB cord with the magnetic connecting end.
    A long time apple user of all product for several years. Charging cords are an issue that needs to be addressed

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My 3rd cable!

    Probably the worst cable design in history. Everytime the cable breaks after a while. The perfect travel companion, I don't think so. It can die on me while traveling...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying cord caught FIRE

    Yesterday my power cord was just fine. Today my 10 year old daughter thought she smelled smoke and noticed tiny flames coming out of the cord that was sitting right next to her. If not for her keen eye, I don't know what would have happened.

    It is incredibly disappointing to me that Apple has failed to make changes to this dangerous adapter. Worse, I am stuck with purchasing a new one for $80.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe went defunct after 6 1/2 months.

    For my 2007 MBP, I had 3 MagSafe Adapters. The first broke after several years, the second after 2 years, and the third after 6.5 months. What to think of an engineering company who can't construct a power adapter despite thousands of complaints....

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality for Way Too Much $$$

    Have gone through two of these things, both badly fraying at the point where the thin section of the cord meets the "MagSafe" block. Connectivity is not always successful, as sometimes the indicator light doesn't accurately display and/or the computer won't even recognize when it's plugged in. Both chargers have seen reasonable usage, but it's clear that the materials used to produce them are woefully flimsy. Then they have the nerve to ask for almost $80 for an item not even worth $20. Apple should have recalled this junk a long time ago.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous

    I have had my charger for just over 3 years and a few weeks ago it set on fire! I am disgusted that Apple wanted to charge me to repair it and charge even more than the cost of a new one....disgusted at the quality of the charger and the terrible customer service for clearly a faulty product

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISAPPOINTING...HUGE ONE...

    Disappointing with the magsafe power adapter that is the most cheapest (quality) but most expensive pc charger...
    In Greece we spend 90 Euros for something with almost lifetime 2 years....
    i have NOKIA,SAMSUNG,SONY (my old devices) chargers and i can tie up my huge dog with one of those...so qualitative....
    FIX IT BECAUSE we all see HUGE NUMBER OF ''ONE STAR'' RATING.

    With respect to apple

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another unhappy user

    You would think that a charger that overheats and sets things on fire would be a design flaw that apple wouldn't overlook before deeming them suitable for sale.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk!!!!!

    I am so tired of having to buy a new flipping power adapter each year. This is my 8th! the first couple were my fault as my kids have gotten to them, but the last couple are sorely on Apple. The worst part is that they get more expensive NOT cheaper like they should each year. I used to only pay about $65 now its $80?? Its for an 8 year old machine. These issues need to be resolved.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    7 Year customer.......

    I have had to replace my power cable twice already and the third one is on its way out. Why do you make us pay so much for poorly made power cables, please make it so you can replace just the cord that would save everyone the frustration of having to pay what now $90 for a new one ( every time I have bought one its increased in price by $10 or more) I love my computer and have had it for 7 years now so make a power cable that will las just as long or even 4 years or something along those lines.

    Not impressed.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What to do now?

    As I sit here writing this review my last 35 minutes of battery on my Mac book pro is about to die as my adapter has broken, just in the way that has been mentioned above (where the cable meets the adapter, the wire is exposed) And i can see from the reviews that this is a major issue, to spend £65 on a new one or not when it is obviously a design fault??? has anyone took them to the ombudsman over this design fault and danger to peoples lives? Are these the only adapters available? Lost as to what to do????

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK

    Absolute Junk, they last for less than 18 months, and what is clearly a design fault, the cable on leaving the transformer fails, in exactly the same place, having to get the fourth one in less than three years, luckily as I know how utterly rubbish they are and I have a spare one in my office for use in emergencies. Shame I had to drive an hour each way to charge my computer, but at least I'm not without one! And i'm normally an apple fanboy so hey ho!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product - a disgrace to the Apple brand

    I am on my 4th magsafe adapter in 4 years. Every single one has suffered strain at the end where the thin wire meets the brick. Two of them have thrown sparks and come close to causing a fire. One has actually melted part of my carpet! Why the heck are Apple not doing anything about this?! I have power supplies from ancient games consoles that are still running and yet these overpriced pieces of junk die all the time. Poor show, Apple. Poor show.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two chargers within a year.

    Why does Apple make the most terrible chargers? How are there over 1,500 reviews here complaining about how the cord frays immediately? Then, people are forced to pay $80 for another charger that will inevitably fray as well within a year. This is honestly a tragedy because I love my MacBook; yet, I cannot save my MacBook chargers for the life of me. I don't wrap it up tightly, I reinforce the ends of the cord with duct-tape in an attempt to keep the inner wires from falling apart, but no matter what, the cord fails. Please, for the love of God, Apple...get it together with these chargers.