• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable after 1&1/2 years.

    Like everyone else here our cable frayed at the at the DC box on the computer side. $80.00 to replace it. Bad design (should have cables plug into DC box rather than built-in). Poor cable covering (thin and cheap). With this many complaints Apple needs to do something to correct the problem.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest piece of feces ever

    3rd one in a year just gave way. Same problem as everyone else. Seriously Apple, don't you make enough money already that you don't hose your customers by making them buy a new charger every couple of months. You make me sick for doing this to people!

    212 of 216 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Expensive Junk

    Im now having to buy my third charger for my macbook! Like everyone else mine have all broken on the skinny cheap line running into the charger body. So that is a couple of hundred euro in total on chargers which is probably the reason why apple dont improve the product!

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost caught fire

    Started sparking and burnt out. Started to fray within first year.

    58 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd Charger in less than 2 years


    60 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad charger design...

    After 2 years of low use my 2010 MacBook Pro charger died. The reason of why my charger went bad is in the cable that goes out of the DC box to the computer. It seems that the cable inside got loose so as a result I am getting in-and-out charging from the computer which is not good on the battery and need to readjust the cable in order to have a steady charge. Worst yet is that Apple charges $79 USD for this charger and the lifespan of it is too short and there's no generic replacement. Apple needs to make these chargers more rugged even if they have to sacrifice on aesthetics.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worse the quality, the more we have to buy.

    I am a loyal apple customer and usually love their products. It is very rare that I write product reviews but for this I made an exception. I am about to buy my third charger because the last two died. They get really hot and can fray and spark. The price of 80 dollars for a 17 inch MacBook charger is outrageous for such terrible quality, yet I am forced to buy another or suffer as a graphic designer with no computer. Expect to replace this every year. I will gladly post a more positive review if the price was significantly lowered or the quality greatly raised.

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed obsolesence

    Have had this for about 18 months. Casing began to crack within weeks. Now have to string it along the table in some mystical configuration of loops to keep the circuit working. But at least I get to spend money on something I don't want so that's alright.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The MagSafe Adapter Pins are the worst design that Apple has created ever..

    The Spring loaded contact pins loose their strength after some time and they don't make the contact to the female connector, and hence rendering the adaptor useless. Firstly, the product is not well designed, and secondly Apple is not thinking about the planet and the Environment. Its asking us to buy another connector, and to dump a perfectly working adaptor except for the contact pins. Apple, please show your responsibility to the environment, by designing eco-friendly products. Being eco-friendly doesn't end with putting a "GREEN" sticker on the computer...

    I am already down with the 2nd adaptor, and waiting for the third in a span of 2.5 years. This is the first and only device that I have ever owned which shows such poor design and high failure rate...

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed after careful use

    My first power adaptor that came with my MacBook Pro lasted about a year and half. Being my first laptop, I was extremely careful with bending and straining the cord. Then within a week or two the part that connects to the laptop went from perfectly fine to terribly frayed. I went to the nearest Apple store, two hours away, and complained enough to get a new one. They kept telling me that it looked like a cat chewed on it. I do not own a cat, nor did anything chew on the cable. Now, about 6 months after the new power adaptor, it's fraying again. Still no cats, and I've been even more careful to not strain it in any way than I was with the first one.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed!

    We're becoming a disposable society. Forget about quality, build it cheap, make money and you have captive customers. Just went on-line to order my third charge after the first two frayed. Terrible design and I'm surprised that this product still has not been redesigned. Very disappointing.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Charger

    Absolutely unsafe and bad quality!!!
    I have 3 MacBooks pros in my home in 3 year we went through several chargers. Apple you really need to do something about this urgently! I am sick and tire!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable frays

    After one year of CAREFUL use the cable has frayed where it connects to the power box. Apple should follow Toshiba's design where you connect a cheap cable to both ends of the power supply. The power supply is fine, it is simply the cables that constantly break.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality considering the premier product

    As hundreds of others have found, my MacBook Pro cable has severed, at the connection to the adapter. If so many people have this problem - why have apple not fixed this instead of bringing out rubbish small iPads?
    £65 is ridiculous for a product that probably won't last me a year. Disappointed.

    116 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I absolutely love all my Mac products (Macbook Pro, Macbok Air, and my iPhone 5) however, the charger for my Macbook Pro is absolutely HORRIBLE. I've had to replace my charger every year, meaning I've gone through 5 chargers. They are very unsafe, as they overheat to the point that the rubber burns off and the wires are exposed. This could easily CAUSE A FIRE! They never give a refund, meaning I have to pay $80-$90 every year on a new one. Something needs to be done to fix the problem!

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Second charger I've been through. I have to keep wiggling it around to try and get power. I now need to go and buy another $79 cable because Apple are a money hungry, marketing company that build products that only last a certain amount of time so we have to purchase new ones!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My brother, sister, and myself have been using Macbooks since 2007, and this is the eighth charger that we have bought. The design is, obviously, terrible. Either create a new product, or extend the warranty. Thank you.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are They not worried about another lawsuit? - 0 stars

    As someone who own multiple apple computers I have realistic expectations when it comes to my equipment but this product meets none of them. I am about to buy my third one after having my computer just over a year. There is a dangerous flaw in the design of this product and not addressing it is downright negligent. I'm seeking off brand alternatives because it is genuinely frustrating to invest in expensive material to have it not only stop working after three months but have it pose a danger to myself and others. My first cord literally fell apart after shooting sparks out of it's side and my second cord showed a split two days ago and in the space of a day disintegrated to the point where even taping it to the side of my laptop to keep it stationary can't stop it from getting worse. I am disappointed, I am upset, and I am not going to keep paying for faulty equipment.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I give it 2 stars because when it works, it's great. I go through 2 cords per year on my Macbook Pro. This time I have been very careful with it, and it still frayed. I agree with another person who posted. Why not make that part detachable so we don't have to put out 79.00 for these cords?? Would make a lot of sense and make laptop users very happy.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product but disgraceful price

    Have had this product for a little over a year and it has broken. Looking at other reviews this seems to be a common fault, where the cable attaches to the charger comes lose. The price of £65 to purchase a new one is simply disgraceful. Of course like most people purchasing a charger I am not buying because I think it might be a nice extra, but because you can't use the mac without it, which is why the high price tag seems so unreasonable.

    89 of 89 people found this useful