• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I am not onto my third adapter in three years.
    - Product breaks easily
    - Following the instructions to wind and care for the adapter seem to make it worse
    - Very expensive to replace
    On the plus side, the magnetic connection is quite handy.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO NOT HAPPY WITH THIS CHARGER!!

    I purchased my Mac Book Pro (which I love) in early 2011. I am now headed towards my 3rd power cord!!! The first time the cord frayed near the connector and this time it has frayed near the power brick. It is an absolute travesty that Apple has not yet developed a replacement CORD for this charger, especially given the client feedback. There a probably millions of operational power bricks with frayed cords sitting in our landfills. SHAME ON YOU, APPLE!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same song...

    I too have had my MacBook Pro for 18 months. After reading these reviews I can see that I'm probably not the cause of my frayed charger cord! It's amazing to me that Apple can make such an awesome computer & can't have an awesome charger to go with it.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky I guess

    I have had my oldest cord since December 2007 and my newest since May 2011 and I have never had them frayed. I am repurchasing only because it got lost in transit. Not sure how others' fray, but I guess I am just lucky.!?

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at all clever

    I have had 3 (THREE) of these power cords so far and two of them were disabled when my cat chewed the cord (ONE bite and the cord was completely useless). This is an extremely flimsy design. There is nothing clever about it. I've never had such a problem with my PC laptop cords, which are more substantial.

    My current problem with my laptop is that it's not charging. The power cord doesn't appear to have any breaks so it may be the battery. Again - my PCs are much more resilient. If I didn't like the operating system on the Mac so much, I'd stop buying Apple products all together. The hardware is of inferior design (being snazzy only gets you so far) and costs too much.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fray, fray and fray again

    Dear Apple. I have tonight to go and buy my THIRD cable in so many years. They keep fraying as many, many unsatisfied customers before me have written yet you keep making them, frail as they are.
    This is ridiculous.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very bad quality of the cord

    Third charger in two years because of the cord being worn off at the weak spots and eventually not working. Will they fix this?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Fraying

    After destroy two cables in under 12 months, i'm thinking of getting electric tape and wrapping it from the start to see if that stops it fraying,

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord from charger to mac book pro is not acceptable

    I have gone thru 3 mack book pro cords in 18 months... they fray, the magnetic connector fails, etc....
    APPPLE SHOULD HAVE THE CORD REMOVABLE FROM THE CHARGER BODY so that it could be replaced at a lower cost to APPLE and to the consumer...
    The cord from the AC socket to the charger is removable !!!!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still bad after all these years...

    I'd like to give this product a zero or even a negative rating.

    Everyone's known for ages that Apple's magsafe power adapters fray. In fact, I now routinely buy two with each computer, as I know they'll fray.

    It's time for Apple to fix this known problem once and for all. In the meantime, I recommend Apple Care with new Apple purchases, as that means Apple will pick up the cost of replacing the adapter when it inevitably frays (just one per computer, though).

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Had to get another replacement after only a year, after fraying near the connector. Not a well designed product and ridiculous that they keep selling it for that price. I will not be buying anymore apple replacements and will only use generics from now on. I know they will fail as well, but at least they are only $15.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to the Apple Store - One a Year

    The first time I had a problem, I thought I was simply mishandling the cord or twisting it the wrong way. A weak spot in the cord one day snapped and began fraying, about a month later there was nothing but exposed wire. Now I am on my fourth adapter because of this same exact problem. As a college student this is a huge inconvenience, I've already paid premium price for my computer, so having to continually buy overpriced and faulty adapters seems like an insult. Why have there been no upgrades over the past 4 years?

    The magnet connector would work great and the light indicator is always reliable. The three prong connector along with two prong adapter is very convenient. However the benefits of this cable mean nothing when it becomes un-functional.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sick of these cords!

    I bought my MacBook Pro in 2009 and have had to replace the cord every year because it frays. It's getting beyond annoying. I love Macs but am considering going to a PC for my next laptop. :(

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Small Cable Mod saves you $$ and annoyance

    I agree with the design flaws. But I uprchased white electrical tape for $2-3 and wrapped the thinner cable that's built into the Power Adapter to strengthen it. It's the same cable that came w/ my MBP from 2011 and it's in mint condition. That small mod has saved me any issues with it fraying or bending/breaking, and with white tape you can't even notice it.

    That location is the weakest part of the cable design in my opinion. I'll wrap the Port connector end if it starts to show wear but it's still in great shape. Just figured i'd try to help instead of leaving the 1,000,000th "poor cable" review...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, poor craftsmanship

    The apple magsafe power adapter is very poorly constructed. Family members and friends of mine have all had the same problem: the cord tears around the base. If the cord is wrapped around the built-in pegs, it is likely to expedite the tearing. Very frustrating to have to spend additional money for faulty design.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate it

    I need to buy a new one because it constantly breaks. For a 1200 computer you'd think the cable wouldn't be so fragile. I'm tired of spending 160 a year on a new cable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    total junk.

    have to buy my 3rd charger now in 3 years. i am very careful and never even leave the house with my laptop! the wires break and fray.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    please do something

    i know apple products are good on the grounds of use and the design of the software and user interface but if there is one thing that steve jobs should of implemented is a new charger design it was just this morning that my 85 watt charger for my macbook stopped working there is wire showing around the power pack and the pins on the plug have gone black from when they have burnt a little i for the money we pay for the devices we deserve quality it is ashamed we don't get that with the chargers.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I have two macbooks. One I've owned since 2008. That one needs another new power adapter . . . and when I say "another I mean the 5th. The mabook I bought a year and a half ago needs its 3rd. At the price these guys charge for a new adapter, I could have bought a new lower-end laptop. If you're thinking about buying a macbook, think about the yearly tax you'll pay to Apple by way of replacing inferior parts. My yearly tax to them has been the price of a 60w adapter and an 85w adapter. Buy a brand that has good parts.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Smart

    Im a Dj and Music Producer, Ive had my macbook pro 15" for two years im also a student. My charger actually fooled me into thinking it was charging during a gig and my laptop died mid concert (BAD FOR ME) the top chord was fray i handled with care when wrapping it because i knew it would happen like when wrapping video game controllers but its still messed up on me i just refuse to pay $80 for a need piece of faulty equipment MagSafe is terrible Apple do better

    6 of 6 people found this useful