• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my macbook -- have had it for years. I love the computer, but I absolutely loathe the power cord. I treat the cord well, not bending/smashing it, yet it continues to break down on me. This on its own is frustrating, but what makes the whole thing intolerable is the fact that it costs $80 to purchase another cord. This may not be a huge issue for some, but for me it is. Shelling out $80 on a regular basis is atrocious and is not what I would expect from a company like Apple.

    When the time comes, I will likely not be purchasing another Mac simply because of my frustration with the power cord. Some may think this is a silly reason, but I have had enough.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    comparison

    My old noname laptop PC now is 7 years old, sent to retirement on countryside house, where it is good enough for browsing and emails. All those 6 years of hell-like work on table, in metro, in office, in caffee, on my knees its proud noname charger is still flawlessly working. The price was around 600$ (noname PC + noname charger). Mac is better, I have heard. Mac is the most and only reliable. Well, I like my MBP. The other story is with charger brick - that is junk. And price? 1800$.. Plus every year 80$ for a sh... brick proudly called "charger"… Well.. I can buy three noname PC's with their chargers, that would not ….. me off…

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last

    So far I have had to buy 4 mac chargers, an average of one per year. I enjoy the design of the charger, always have, but considering that these chargers are so expensive and break so quickly, there is no way to give this product more than 1 star.
    It isn't only cable fraying (though that did happen to my first two chargers), the last two simply decided to break and not charge anymore.
    If there were a good alternative, I would buy a different brand of charger.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    bought this less than a month ago, doesn't work at all.i have started to hate apple. this is my 4th charger in 2013.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of shh. engineering

    Apple please,

    Would you first send your engineers to rehab before letting them design a piece of crab like this again?

    My adapter chrod broke on 2 sides. There goes 80 dollar/euro.

    P.S. my mbp gets 5/5

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snapped cord

    After peeling back the rubber exterior, the thin wires inside that make up the cord had all snapped clean through. This happened right at the junction between the adapter and cord where the half inch of hard rubber tries to protect the cord, but fails. Perhaps they should consider changing up the design, seeing as how this product only has 1.5/5 stars. ..

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord cover frayed after only 11 months

    Cord cover frayed after only 11 months. The fraying took place around 12" away from the MagSafe connector. This is not an area that has been stressed in my use of the power adapter. It appears that the plastic sheathing just dried out, puckered and then developed numerous splits. This all happened rather suddenly over the last week or so.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken wire

    The very first review I read was exactly my problem, I had to wiggle the cord where it connects to the transformer to get power. Now it has stopped working completely.
    My problem is that I am in a remote part of Peru trying to get someone to buy me a new one in Lima and ship it to me.
    Luckily a coworker also has a Mac and he has been gracious enough to lend me his charger or otherwise my work would cease.
    Hopefully when I get back Apple will warranty this one under Apple Care. At least I will have a backup for when the next one breaks as it is obviously going to do.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This doesn't even deserve one star

    Cord frayed near the brick and started sparking. There's obvious burn marks at the site where the cord connects to the brick. Can we say fire hazard?! I have an appointment tomorrow. If this isn't replaced for me I will be highly disappointed. APPLE please take note of the faults of this design and the dissatisfaction of loyal customers! This really isn't acceptable. At the price I pay for my apple products, I expect quality all around. Not cool. Not cool at all.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cheaply made, insufficient power

    cheap plastic that overheats.
    and provides insufficient power to keep up with the consumption of the 2011 MBP 17".
    your battery still drains when plugged in to charge.
    these adapters need a major overhaul, which is now long overdue!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    The charger works great-at first. However, I am now on my third power cord because the first one frayed and stopped working, the second one just stopped charging, and now I have had to order a third cord! And they aren't cheap! This is getting ridiculous. I also live in a town where they don't have these cords, so I always have to place an online order and spend time without my computer. This is very inconvenient.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe power adapter for 15 AND 17 INCH MACBOOK PRO

    This is the second one that I have purchased and the same thing happens after the warranty goes off. if they have one. the small part with the outlet prongs keeps coming unconnected with larger part. And to pay what apple charges for their laptops they should have accessories that at least last! another 80.00 + shipping if I want to keep using it what a rip-off.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Charger in as many years

    This is the 3rd charger I've had to buy in as many years, the spindly cabling is just not fit to last and breaks even when a computer is barely moved.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers are problematic

    I have had my MacBook Pro four years now and am on my third charger. The factory supplied charger and the second charger both had broken wires. The Genius Bar told me that it was because I was wrapping the cord too tight. I always used the ears on the charger to wrap the cord, nothing abnormal. This design flaw has cost me $160 thus far. I love my Mac but something needs to be done with the chargers.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine sparked up and melted the cord!

    I am so surprised to see so many people who have had the same issue with this cord.

    Apple did replace the cord as it was still under the 1 year warranty. They also escalated the issue to engineering, and I am expecting a call from them to verify the issue.

    This is dangerous! Mine was getting really hot for weeks and then produced a large spark which almost separated the cord completely from the base. The cabling was exposed, the plastic coating was burned. Obviously at this point the cord was useless.

    I can't believe that Apple would sell such a poorly designed product.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted for one year

    After 1 year and couple months of using the power adaptor (L-connector for MacBook Pro early 2012) the cord melted and wires inside it were broken. Well... I was disappointed and expected better quality from Apple. I brought it to Genius bar in Apple Store and they replaced it for free. They have a special program for that.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Charger

    Mac chargers are very expensive and break so easily! The wires feeding into the computer clip are ultra prone to getting damaged. I have replaced my cord several times with several models and no matter how careful I am, it's life span is woefully disappointing. For the price, it should be far better. At the very least you should be able to replace only the section prone to damage and not the whole cord!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another charger

    Second charger now needed and another £65 The worst Apple product by far and I dont even think they care. Makes me sick.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    my power cord frayed and burned

    I had a power cord from a 2004 mac book pro that still works. The current one to go with a 17 inch mac book pro has already frayed and burned with the same type of usage as the last older laptop.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats and melts the cord

    I've gone through at least 4 cords all because the adapter overheats (to the point where it almost burns your flesh) and melts the cord and then eventually the wires become frayed. Luckily every time I go into my genius bar they have never charged me for a new cord. I certainly would not spend $79 on this cord if they continue to have this problem. I love Mac in every other sense of the word except for their chargers

    10 of 11 people found this useful