• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing CHARGER, people are the problem!

    Well I think the problem isn't chargers, I personally own Macbook Pro 15 at work with 85Wat, Macbook 65Wat, and Macbook Air for work when moving, and none of my chargers ever broke. I've been using Macs for over 7 years now and each of them lasted at least 2 years. So If a charger lasts 2 years that is a great number trust me! I just never use the clips for cable. I just put it loose in my bag that way it's not stretching to much. Do not pull the cable hard etc. Be gentle.

    11 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another frayed cord!

    Barely 6 months after I got my macbook pro, the cord jacket started to fray. I attempted to halt it by wrapping electrical tape around the cord (Not very aesthetically pleasing) and this did approximately nothing after it became apparent that electrical tape wouldn't stick to the cord for any appreciable length of time.

    The jacket seems DESIGNED to fray and continue to fray as once the thing started to split, it began elastically pulling the rest of the jacket to continue fraying. Approximately 20% of the total cord (and growing) is now bare metal shielding. Very displeased.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Apple should be ashamed that it actually ships this product and then charges $80 for a replacement when the original inevitably stops working. My Macbook Pro is just over a year old and my power cord has completely frayed. I know at least 4 of my friends have had the same issue within 1-1.5 years of purchasing their Macbooks. Furthermore, I use the pull out hooks to wrap the cord and it still frayed (maybe it frayed because I wrap it with the hooks?)! As has been said, this is either awful engineering or really shoddy materials (which I hope not since it costs $80). I generally love Apple products, but this charger is simply embarrassing.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I'm now on my third power adapter for my MacBook due to the poorly designed and poorly made part of the cord that frays. I wonder how many of our power adapters with this failing are filling up our landfills. Apple, why don't you design a power cord that your customers can use for more than a year or two?? Is it really all about profit?

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE!!!

    20 months and I have to buy a new one because it's been a week that I'm fighting to get power. Poorly engineered or made with cheap material on purpose...?

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another frayed cord

    Happened to me, too. It's been less than a year. I've been a Mac owner for over 10 years, and I'm baffled as to why they can't seem to figure out a way to make a power adapter that functions correctly.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed relationships

    The adapter that came with my machine didn't work from the get-go. Less than two years later, the replacement frays and dies. Nothing to do but spend another $80 and whine impotently. Curse you, product manager for this POS!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for a while..

    Worked for about a year, but stops working if the cord is placed a certain way.. Probably a short or something within the cord, can't believe I paid $80 for this junk.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I lied i would rate this no stars

    my mac charger broke a couple of days ago. the wire is so thin and it just ripped.... also i have an extended warranty and it didn't cover it what bs.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of replacing these!

    I don't understand why Apple doesn't allow you to buy just the half of the cord that ALWAYS frays. $80 is a lot of money to be dropping on these things every few months. If the design is so great, then fine - let us just spend $25 on the piece that needs replacing. I've got so many of the intact half that I could build a house with them.

    I also don't like that I lose a USB port because the design of this blocks it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, Poor Design

    So I've had my charger for about a year and it started fraying at the base of the magnetic connector. Finally it just stopped working. For how much money I spent on my macbook pro I thought maybe the charger would hold up. I guess not. Anyways I was able to take the charger apart (with help from a hacksaw), and repaired it. I guarantee it will never break again. I would have given it a 1 star if it wasn't for the fact that the power supply still works.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Fan Here - But MagSafe Power Adapters ARE Defective

    I'm a huge fan of Apple products. I have used them for years and have generally had a great experience with them. I've often praised them in print and in conversation.

    However, the design of the MagSafe Power Adapter is inherently flawed, and regardless of how carefully one handles it, the rubber sleeve around the wires will tear at the point where it meets the plug. The wires will then fray and It will stop working. In in the meantime there will be a clear safety risk from the exposed and fraying cable. This happens regardless of whether the plug is T-Shaped or L-Shaped.

    It has happend to me SIX times and I handle my power adapters with care. Before buying one... or a product that requires one...I'd suggest asking around to see what others have to say on the subject .

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE it is!

    I agree with all the reviews that call this product terrible, My power cord is less than a year old and it frayed just near the transformer. The insulation has split there too. I think it is a a combination of a bad design and an inferior quality product. I do not get why the cord has to be fused with the transformer. Separating them would have saved the adapter as well as the environment.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    For all the thought that went into the design of these things, it's absolutely pathetic how weak and prone to failure the skinny little cord for the magsafe plug is. Today marked the THIRD incident I've experienced with these things. The skinny cable, especially the base of it, is completely inadequate for daily use. The cord separates from the base of the adapter and then frays (if you're lucky enough that it doesn't just get yanked right off), rendering the device useless.

    Charging $80 for this piece of junk is highway robbery. And of course if you aren't under warranty you're SOL, even though it's clearly a design flaw. Thanks for nothing Apple, I really hope the new line of laptops fixes this issue.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely TERRIBLE

    As has been mentioned before, the cord frays. i had to get this after my original charger broke. now i have to get another one because this thing absolutely stinks. the cord is all frayed, why can't they just sell the cord?

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hugely disappointed

    After 18 months of use the plastic cover of the cord is suddenly splitting at the plug and probably very unsafe. I am glad I caught this before we had an electrical fire or somebody got shocked.
    The computer is running hot and I suspect that is half the problem, I was told it is normal regardless of the fact that the last 20cm of the cable has been turning yellow and hardened.
    The fact that there is nothing wrong with the transformer and the entire unit have to be replaced where it might have been just a cord that could have been replaced is environmentally irresponsible and greedy on Apple's side. The fact that you send out units that becomes unsafe within a short period of time is beyond my comprehension.
    Come on Apple, I expected more from you!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix this Apple!

    I have been a Mac user since my first 2MB Mac Classic (before, if you count the IIe I got used). The MagSafe power supply has been a disaster since introduction. With my 1st Gen Macbook Pro, I had to replace the original Magsafe twice because of it breaking off from the computer plug. Now, with my latest 17" Macbook Pro less than a year old, the Magsafe shorted out significantly enough to blow the insulation off the cord at the transformer, showering sparks all over the place. I bought a new one at BestBuy that lasted exactly 48 hours before it blew (less spectacularly, but it stopped working). So when I returned it, I followed my wife's advice and bought TWO so I'd have a spare for when THIS one blows. One year in, and I'm on my third power supply, with a fourth on the shelf.

    You have had a good product, but these things are junk, and have been since introduction.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is absolutely by far the WORST of the products that Apple makes.

    What is the problem? You make a great computer but such a lousy power cord?!! Come on now. What's REALLY going on here. I got this computer August of 2010. May of 2011 I had to replace the power cord. It frayed beyond use and that was 90.00 to replace. NOW, here we are May 2012 and guess what?! Yep, just the other day the power cord frayed again in exactly the same area near the mag connection and the only comfort that I see is that you actually dropped the price a little more that $10.00? (And no, I can count because by the time you add in taxes and the GAS I have to spend to go to the NEXT CITY because you won't put a Apple store in my city; it's a little more than a ten dollar drop!) Something is seriously wrong with this picture. Make a better dag gone power cord! I'm SICK of this!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Relieved, but yet, not

    I couldn't understand why my Mac wasn't charging, and was worried that there was a problem with the A/C board. My boyfriend let me borrow his power cord, and that solved the problem. After reading the other reviews, I realize I am not alone. Apple really needs to improve upon this product, or lower the price to replace it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    what?

    best buy has a shelf dedicated to dozens of the chargers, what does that tell you? obviously there is a need to sell alot of these as replacements, since they stink and the rubber cord splits open, exposing internal wire, and overheating, etc... i have mine for 3 days NEW and it split already!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful