• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They seem to last about a year...

    My second magsafe has now expired due to cable fraying - potentially dangerous and very poor quality at an astronomical price...

    62 of 62 people found this useful

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    The wires on both of the 85W MagSafe adapters that I use on my mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro began to fray (disintegrate) within a week of each other. At $79 each for replacement I now understand Apples growth, this is engineered obsolescence. Apple, you need to fix this!

    34 of 36 people found this useful

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    These things should be free. I paid $2500 for my mac and I still have to replace the charger at least once a year and pay another $80? Apple get it together......

    59 of 61 people found this useful

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    2 chargers and counting

    I've had to buy 2 replacement chargers over 5 years of having my macbook pro because it keeps fraying, and I take very good care of my things. Disappointed that apple makes great computers but very poorly made chargers that are way overpriced.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Design - C'mon Apple, Get it Right!

    I am about to make my FOURTH purchase of the 85W MagSafe Power Adapter. The design of the pin-side cable connection is meek.

    If Apple designers would extend the cord collar on this end another 3 inches, reinforcing the connection from cable to pin-head, they would improve the integrity of the design and increase the life of the cable.

    Is it too much to ask?

    While I am a die-hard Apple fan...I really don't appreciate being nickled & dimed each year to replace support items that should have the same life expectancy as the main product. Why would you create a superior product, yet mediocre peripherals?

    C'mon Apple, get it right!!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Design of the MagSafe---or rather the MagDangerous Power Adapter

    I cannot believe that Apple is selling this design still. The adapter WILL fail (I'm on my 3rd one) at the strain relief connection on the body of the adapter...after normal use in about 12 to 15 months.

    Also the retractable socket prongs fail about that time too, because it is much too weak. It causes a dangerous situation where metal prongs get loose and get stuck in the wall socket, and you need an insulated plier to pull it out, lest you get electrocuted. So don't use those retractable socket prongs; go straight to the chorded prongs or you will regret it.

    I like my Macbook Pro (2 years now; previous Macbook is 5 years and still works great!), but the whole system fails at the weakest link: the Mag"Dangerous" Power Adapter, and owners have no choice but to get it again and again and again....

    20 of 21 people found this useful

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    Poor quality product - doesnt last long. The price is just obscene

    47 of 47 people found this useful

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    My first MagSafe broke about a year after I purchased my MacBook Pro; something was wrong internally, and it wouldn't charge, but since I was under AppleCare, it was replaced.

    My replacement hasn't even lasted a year, and I've had the worst fraying I've ever seen! The external tubing is literally falling off in chunks (it looks dry). My two-year old MacBook is in pristine condition and I take good care of things, but these chargers are terrible!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure garbage

    This will be the third Magsafe adapter for my Macbook. All have failed due to poor design and manufacturing (broken spring pins, frayed chord). Apple makes a great computer that lasts for years, but then screws you on their cheaply made, overpriced power adapters. Now I'm walking bowlegged, thanks Apple.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disintegrated Charger!

    This goes beyond what I can believe for such a "high quality "product.
    Dont get me wrong I love Mac and i have been a Mac user for over a decade.
    The quality on the products seem to be diminishing.

    I had My mac book pro for a lil over a year with my cover to protect keyboard, hard case for the laptop etc... I roll carefully the cord every time I finish charging and back to my back pack in the special bag!
    The charger cable it is simply DISINTEGRATING...!
    I have half of the cable wrapped in electrical tape and the areas without tape are starting to fall apart!

    What to do???? I dont want to buy another Flawed product! what it is mac doing about this?????

    59 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good Apple, not good at all.

    I got my Macbook Pro 15" Late 2011 last christmas and just now my MagSafe charger has just broken. Every time I plug it in I can smell burning. (not sure what it smells like but it's not good at all.) I've treated this charger incredibly well, and yet it breaks. I used to be a big Apple fan, but things like these are diminishing that. I've also had the unibody Macbook for several years before I had this one and I also had to replace at least 2-3 chargers. I usually don't complain about Apple's price but, having these chargers break repetitively over a short amount of time and having to buy an $80 charger each time is a little over the line. I'm sure most people would agree.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug is too large and cumbersome

    This basically takes up the whole outlet if you plug it into the wall. If you plug it into the bottom there is room above it for a simple two prong plug but not a three prong plug.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

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    3 years and three power adapters

    I'm in my 3rd year of owning my mac book pro and this is going to be my 3rd power adapter that I will have to replace which is not under warranty or apple care. What I'm not doing with this power adapter is swinging from the ceiling, I'm simply rolling it up and putting it in a computer bag to tote around for work. I'm far from impressed with quality of this adapter or Apple for being able to remedy this situation.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

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    wire broke -- needs better strain relief

    The thin wire broke within nine months, from strain where it connects to the body. Pathetic. When I got a replacement, I wrapped the wires around the pop-up ears to always have strain relief, and that has lasted a good couple years now. Should be designed to not need that, though.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Integrity failed at the wrong time

    It's been working okay for me until the point when the cable which connects the adapter to the computer broke near the base. Very hard to rewire that (but not impossible), but it happened while overseas and I didn't exactly have a variety of fixes on me. Maybe a swivel connection or something similar inside to maintain contact.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed and Falling apart

    I bought my macbook pro back in March and now in october the charger wire is frayed and the little thin wires are all tangled with the rubber protector spilt like a banana peel. I am so surprised when i heard it wasn't covered and i would have to purchase another for 80$. 160$ a year in chargers in a little crazy thing apple needs to rethink the construction of the wire.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

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    I must agree with the rest. My 6 year old macbook chargers is still functional while this charger stopped working after less than 2 years. The pins got stuck and there seems to be a broken wire in it as well.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying Cords - AGAIN....STILL :-(

    I have gone through numerous Macs and their associated power cords. I was excited to see the new MagSafe Adapter because I was hoping that not only the connection would be re-engineered, but hopefully the entire cord. The thin electrical cord associated with the MagSafe connector is still the same thin cord that is prone to fraying and shorting. I am sad to have to yet again purchase another cord. Apple please, please, please take some of that amazing engineering talent and redesign the power cords to something more durable AND SAFE. I am terrified these cords will catch my house on fire.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great-keeps it safe

    I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. I love my magsafe and have had no problems with it. In fact my daughters rabbit chewed on it and even though it got into the wire, it still works! My kids have tripped over the cord and it works as advertised, my Mac stayed on the desk instead of getting pulled off. I'm very happy and glad to have it.

    6 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure Junk--flimsy wiring.

    My second Mag Safe adapter in two years just stopped working. I took really good care of it, but the internal wiring frayed once again. Previous power adapters (not Mag Safe) lasted for many years. Shame on you Apple for selling such a poor quality product.

    27 of 27 people found this useful