• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0

    After 14 month every time I replace a fuse it blows up. Clearly badly designed and a disgrace when buying a mac book pro which doesn’t really come cheap. Not sure why I have to pay £65 to replace when it was clearly badly engineered. I would rate 0 star if I could.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thumbs down

    broken chord at the magnet end, magnet way too weak. Needs replacing... just another $100

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire covering always peels off!

    I would buy another "brand" if possible. Im so angry that all my power cords plastic layer gets always broken.
    I have always been very carefull when handling it and in no more than 6 months cracks appear in the cable.

    This has been my 3rd macbook with the same problem.

    Please apple look after the quality of this cables please!!!!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe and Overheating!

    Apple needs to take some major notes from Dell on how sturdy their chargers are, i've had 3 chargers since i got my Mac Book Pro, thankfully i have the apple protection plan and just get a new one without having to pay. That being said, on 3 occassions, the wires have come off and completely naked, and there's a burn stain from overheating, you can smell it. This is really unsafe! It's not about making the charger look cute, but really spend some time to design a quality charger that users can depend on...Really disappointing Apple!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    It dosent even deserve a one star rating, the insulation on the cable near the adaptor split after 18 months so I had to shell out $99 for a replacement and now after 9 months the replacement has stopped working. The insulation is not broken but you can see it has bunched up so the wire inside must be broken.
    You pay top dollar for Apple products its a pity that you don't get the quality that you pay through the nose for.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible Product

    1) The charger is easily disconnected form the laptop. Even a small brush of the hand is enough to do it.
    2) The rubber coating of the wire is easily frayed and this compromises the whole charger. It will stop working.
    3) The body of the charger gets unbearably hot, and so does the charger pin.
    4) The charger will randomly stop working, even is nothing is wrong. You have plug-unplug it several times to get it working again.
    4) A replacement for this charger is equally ineffective, and also very expensive.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE!!!

    OK I paid £2000 plus for Mac. Im proud to say I'm on my 3rd charger. These chargers are not fit for purpose.....Im not saying don't buy the Mac because of that because its only the charger I have a problem with.....Not good apple!!!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps failing

    We have dozens of these at my office. The failure rate is incredible. 1-in-3 power adapters have failed in less than a year. Coming from Apple, I'm very surprised at the poor quality.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    big bang

    suddenly there was a bang from my magsafe 2 85 w charger and the green light in the connector went black. poor quality. hope apple support will give me a new one.. smells funny but no joke. haha.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable

    The thickness of the cable is too thin, Just by having the cable on the floor and accidently catching it with my chair wheel split the insulation and is showing the metal wire. Not Good

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not an improvement: can no longer my laptop in lap

    I had the previous generation MBP, with the l-shaped MagSafe adapter, and loved the charger. It saved my laptop from being knocked off a table or desk countless times. I was excited to get the new, improved version of this charger. Unfortunately, the upgrade seems to be in most ways worse. It's much more easily knocked out (due in part to an apparently weaker magnet, and to the extra leverage provided by it's more protrusive shape), to the point of being extremely inconvenient. Using the laptop on soft surfaces, frequently causes the charger to be angled in such a way that it will connect intermittently or disconnect altogether. This can't be good for the charger, never mind how frustrating it is to plug your laptop in in the knick of time before it dies just to knock the cord out and have it shut down anyways. Most frustrating of all, I have a very hard time finding a position for the laptop in my lap that doesn't knock the charger out. There's irony in there somewhere. Other than that, it gets significantly hotter than the previous version, and the material of the cord feels "cheaper" (although this might just be colored by my other experiences with the product.) Hopefully they'll release an l-shaped charger compatible with this generation of macbook, but knowing Apple, that seems unlikely.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANNOYING. Knocked out too easily

    The head of the charger protrudes from the socket, and with the weakest magnetic force keeping it in place this thing gets knocked out. A LOT. You would think the designers would improve upon last generation's design, but it's only gotten dumber.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bring back the old!!!

    This is possibly the worst change apple have made to their computing products... you literally pick your laptop up while it's on charge, and out comes the flimsy T shaped cord.... most irritating thing, especially when purchasing a new macbook hoping for it to be tip top in every aspect!!

    bring back the old chargers that actually offered some support and held in place which is their only job!!!!

    Also, not sure why i can't give a big fat 0/5 stars...? they should fix that too

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A downgrade...

    This Magsafe 2 connector is a tremendous stepback in design and functionality. The original Magsafe was great because it didn´t stick out and protuded to the side, but was sleek and the cable went back and around the chassis (dependable which way you stuck it in). This new one could be cutting edge in 1995. I am constantly knocking it off its socket, and magnet seems to be weaker as well. Jobs would NEVER allow this horrendous redesign. The excuse of changing it due to their new thin macbook retinas is something i refuse to believe. CHANGE IT BACK!!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months and then bang

    As my title says.......6 months and then bang, I plugged in my power adapter this morning and after 5 minutes there was a bang, a smell of burning and a black streak up the wall, after only 6 months of use this is not what I expect after paying more than 2500 UK Pounds. After having more than 20 windows based laptops over the years and never having a faulty power adapter I feel absolutely disgusted and let down by Apple.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frayed after a year and magnet is too loose

    The magnet is absolutely weak.. Every time I move slightly with the macbook on my lap, it comes out straight away! The cord frayed really easily and broke, leaving me with a dead battery. And now I have to pay $99 for a new one.. Which as a full time student is a lot for me to fork out. Try buying a different macbook with a better battery if you haven't already.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Merely a means to an end

    My magsafe 2 85W charger for my 2013 Macbook Pro Retina just melted. I could smell burning plastic and thought it was the heater on the other side of the room so I turned the heater off. I go to pack up my charger and I couldn't even touch it because of the heat it producing. The cable at the base of the transformer had melted completely through the wires and was held together by one strand. the new Apple peripherals are a complete and utter disgrace.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great laptop.... TERRIBLE CHARGER!!!!!!!!

    In the space of 2 years i have gone through 4 chargers. These things do not hold up to the wear and tear of daily use... each of them have slowly got to a stage were i would have to adjust the position of the charger carefully so that it would get in a position of which the laptop would charge. In this case, the slightest bump would break the connection between the metal conductors of the laptop and charger leaving me to do more tedious and time consuming adjusting before eventually they would stop working all together. Very disappointing.

    I hope that this charger will be redesigned ASAP, as this is the biggest shortfall in the laptop in my opinion. Although this appears unlikely, I cant help but believe that apple chose a design with a short life cycle in order to gain more money from their customers... they have certainly gained an extra few hundred from me and i know of many other annoyed customers that are in the same boat

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, overheated leaving bare wires

    The PSU gets incredibly hot, after 1 year the cable coming out of the PSU to the macbook yellowed and finally has melted/broken leaving bare wires giving me a small shock when I investigated why my macbook was not charging. This needs a serious design rethink. I'll buy another only as I have no option if I need to continue to use the rMBP but from now on treat it as potentially dangerous. It appears from other reviews mine is not the only one that has issues.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very weak magnet and very annoying

    I've had the L-shaped Magsafe 1 charger for a MacBook and I can honestly say this is a downgrade. The original L-shaped Magsafe 1 to me was a stronger magnet and its shape meant it didn't fall out it it slightly nudged something. The new Magsafe 2 is better in terms that the rubber hasn't frayed (yet) but the T shaped adapter means it juts out a lot more and is very annoying especially when you're using your MacBook on anything other than a flat desk. So far I can say that this is the only part of my new Macbook that I can honestly say I hate.

    0 of 2 people found this useful