• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage - AGAIN!

    I bought a new MacBook in August (4 months ago) and already need to replace the power cord. This is after going through 4 power adapters in 4 years of owning my previous MacBook. And to add insult to injury, when you walk into an Apple store to complain about the problem, they say they know all about it, but you still have no choice but to spend $80+ on a new one. Are you kidding me Apple? This was supposed to be the "improved" design. How hard is it to design a power adapter? I'm quickly losing my patience with this company.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It melts

    This is by far the worst product that apple has designed. Yesterday while I was charging my MacBook I smelled a funny smell and I looked down to see the charger melting the cord on the floor, I couldn't believe my eyes. Apple really needs to address this problem from what I have seen it is fairly commen

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Score: Apple - 3 / Me - 0

    I can't believe I'm running into power adapter issues all over again on this MacBook Pro. After 2 faulty adapters on my old PowerBook in 4 years I thought for sure Apple was onto something with this whole MagSafe concept. I was wrong.

    13 months after slapping down $3200 for this machine I'm forced to fork over $80 to fund Apple's design flaw. I'm absolutely tired of this garbage. It's unacceptable.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Design

    What do you expect from using such a thin chord in your design? After less than a year of use the attachment to the adapter itself frayed, rendering the entire product useless. Apple should be offering free replacement for what is so obviously a design flaw.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaw

    Because of the compact attachment to the laptop, it becomes necessary to remove the charger via the cord with a slight tug. The last few weeks the connection has become inconsistenced, after daily attempts of "playing with the cord" to get the connection just right . The cord gave away from the input. Totally poor design on Apple's part. At this price I'll buy
    Knock off chargers as they last just as long for a 1/3 of the price!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just awful

    I am on my fifth one of these in the 15 months that I have owned the computer. 2 of them burned up, and the other 2 just quit working. I hate spending $80 on these every 3 months, I think this is where apple gets their money from. Never buying from apple again.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality for an Apple product

    I'm very frustrated with the quality of the power adapter, considering the quality of the Apple computers themselves. Why pair such an amazing product with such an inferior accessory?! My wife has had her Macbook Pro for just over a year, and we had to buy a new power cord today. I wouldn't have cared so much if it hadn't cost $80 to replace it! The super thin cable and the way it connects to the power adapter is poorly designed. A thin cable is asking for trouble, especially when you have something so heavy attached to it. With all the moving around and winding of the cord, the cord simply frays and falls apart. Why has Apple not improved on this product after 2/5 stars and nearly 500 reviews in the Apple store? Are they not listening to our concerns or do they simply not care because they're making so much money from replacement accessories?

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I WISH they would redesign these! I am on my 3rd adapter. I am so tired of paying $80 every few months to get a new one because the line gets a kink or something. I love apple products, but may go back to a :::shudder:::: PC if this keeps up.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    fire hazard!! blew out!!

    I was working on my laptop this morning (MacBook Pro) and heard a loud "pop" and I noticed smoke coming out to my charger! I unplugged it immediately and it was very hot. Almost too hot too handle. Apple needs to fix these chargers and offer replacements ASAP as they are poorly made and can obviously be fire hazards. I would not recommend leaving this plugged in and walking away from it as it may be dangerous. I have never had an Apple product that failed like this.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two charger broke in less than 3 weeks after buying.

    I got the macbook pro 2011 15' at the start of November 2011. Two weeks later the original charger stopped working. After buying a new one because of necessity and because there isn't an apple store in Oxford it broke again three days after buying.
    This is too much I spent 55pounds on a second charger while waiting for the first one to repair and it broke before they even had the time to fix the first one!. Big problem here apple.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    I am on my 3rd charger that I have to buy. It slips apart. Poorly made. That so called new design is worst. That is the one that just slipped out. Mac purposely makes a poor adapter so we spend money on buying just that. Can't believe they make a computer to last long, but they cannot even make a durable charger.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The old cord lasted longer than the new one!

    I've had my computer since October of 2007, and the first cord wore out because of poor design where it plugs in (wires fray, I think). I had the cord replaced with the newer version, but it has only lasted about a year. Not so happy with it, either... but what other options are there? Someone needs to put some reinforcements at the must vulnerable areas, or make the cable thicker.... or go with solar power!!! Yeah.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not built well enough.

    I have gone through 2 chargers in the last 2 years due to "wear and tear". Said "wear and tear" consists of being stored in a padded computer bag. The wire housing develops kinks too easily and that puts pressure on the flimsy wires inside. Once the wires go, the charges goes. Poof $80. I love Apple products, and I love the magnetic tips on the chargers, but these things need to be reinforced. The adapter can also become scorching hot after a few hours.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple magsafe

    Ok this is short but look at the price

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor form

    After having my macbook for several months my power adaptor has stopped working. It seems to be in the cord, just at the join of the magnetic bit and the beginning of the cord. At first it just had to be in exactly the right position to get it to work and now it's stopped working completely. Really unhappy, I've never had a problem with other (non apple) laptop power adaptors this early on. AND I look after it too!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    This computer charger is god awful. I have had it for 3 months and it is already falling apart. The smaller part of the cord is ripping and the wires are exposed.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wake up Apple. Fix this cheap and nasty component

    I have no chice but to buy this cheap disposable item. Can you look at quality. It is very poor

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stinks!

    I just got my first mac book in Feb and didn't use it until June it's now Nov and I need a new charger. Just like everyone else's comments the charge gets to a point where it has to be in a perfect position to charge and the adaptor gets VERY hot. I was hoping that I got a lemon charger but based on the reviews here I'm not alone... Rats....

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed power cord adapter

    Like all of the other reviews, I would actually like to give Apple a zero star, and I am a big Apple fan and own 4 computers. Cord get too hot at plug in, has to be in perfect position to charge, the slightest motion, even breathing deeply, causes a disconnect AND the cord has never left my desk, so no twisting or abuse of cord. So many reviewers have said the same thing, APPLE, wake up. And yet you have a captive audience, so we have to keep buying them. Please listen to your fans as we all are.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doomed to fail, no warranty

    I seem to go through one of thes chargers (and one of the iphone to usb cords) every 8 months. I think its because there is no way that the cords can twist inside the socket at all. They a fairly stiff cords but there is no designed way for them to twist so mine keep breaking at the laptop end of the charger. I also cant claim warranty because theyre saying this is caused by me? Im not using it in any way outside of what it was designed for so how is the poor design my problem? come on apple if you just add some way for the cable to release the built up twisting this would be a very nice charger.