• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damages quickly

    Well, I have had my cord for less than a year and it hasn't really been working properly for 6 months. I am disappointed by the design, it seems that the wires are not properly connecting because I have to twist the magnetic adaptor to MAYBE get my computer to charge. Also, Apple is disheartening because they have no information on the bad charge cord. "links have been removed" I was trying to see if it was under warranty, but no prevail.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They always fail after one year of ownership.

    I've owned Apple portables since the PowerBook 100; I have had nothing but problems with the latest models, with the failure of the MagSafe power adapters being the biggest problem to date.

    I don't know what it is with the MagSafe power adapters, but they always fail catastrophically. My first one, the original design, frayed like all of them, and the replacement did the same. When the redesigned aluminum MagSafe power adapters came out, I thought the design had finally been perfected. Wrong. My current MagSafe power adapter charges only when it wants to and quickly gets very hot to the touch, to the point where touching it with my fingers is uncomfortable.

    I have seen this problem once before, on a unibody white MacBook that I used at work. We had to replace that adapter after less than six months of service.

    The MagSafe connector is remarkable in theory, but in practice, these power adapters bring me nothing but headache. I wish there would be some sort of update or better quality control measures because having to buy a new one every 13-15 months is a bit absurd. I'm really gentle with my equipment, my laptop hardly ever leaves the house and is used mainly on a desk or table. I have no idea why these continuously fail on me.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Power Adapter

    I got my new MacBook Pro, three months back. My Apple 60W MagSafe Power charger stopped working. Its disappointing, when a premium priced product from Apple has such poor quality product. I wish my other apple products don't act the same way.....

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    With all the great service provided at the Apple Store, it is hard to believe that Apple would not only sell such a shoddy product, but more important, not admit their poor design and offer all of us customers a break in price to replace the adapter. An $80 adapter---being replaced MORE than once in the computer's lifetime????
    ---THAT is disgraceful!!! Shame on you Apple.....

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 11 months, 10 days

    I've loved my late 2010 13 inch Mac Book pro ever since I bought it, but this past week my charger stopped charging. I figured it had a short or loose wire somewhere in the connector since it would start charging again by gently moving the cable around. Obviously the more you play with the cable, the more damage is done to it, and sure enough the magnetic connector detached from the cord. Now I'm not blaming Apple for the connector falling off since I had to move it around (But as others have stated, it seems the connector gets really hot and weakens the glue). I am, however, disappointed that the charger stopped charging in the first place in less than a year. My other laptops (Lenovo, Sony, Acer) have all had chargers that lasted years!!! My Sony Vaio charger is still going strong after 3 years, I just replaced my Lenovo one after 4 years (Ordered directly from Lenovo's site for $35), the Acer one still works after 6 years (The laptop doesn't though).

    I love my Mac and the build quality of the MBP overall, but Apple seems to make the cheapest, flimsiest cables out of any company, hobbyist, or 5 year old kid with Elmer's glue. I have 5 'Dead' Apple iPhone sync cables (Oddly enough, a sync cable I purchased from Radioshack still works after 2 years). Normally I'd just shut-up and give Apple my money, but I have a TON of work I need to finish by morning and since the Apple Store is closed all I can do is rant until my battery dies.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaws

    I have the white 13.3 inch macbook( late 2009) for about two years now. At first I thought, that this charger was the best charger I had ever seen for a laptop. But recently. It's being a real pain to me, when I plug it in while i'm using my macbook, the temperature of the connector reaches 50 degrees celsius which is pretty nasty if you happen to touch it. And the connector has also become loose which makes my mac constantly alternate between battery and ac mode which is pretty irritating, there was also another incident where I had received a major shock whilst going to rest the laptop on my knees. Is really what a MagSafe power adaptor is? Well so much for safety then, hope I don't have to have my mac catch on fire.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish

    The same as everyone else! Bought computer 8months ago...charger broken already. I am travelling in Asia at the moment, and not having a computer is really annoying, and $79 for a new charger is more than I spend on rent and food for a whole week! Shape up apple!

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is horrible quality

    The cord's connection to the magnetic piece is very cheaply made and this is my 7th adapter in 2 years. I am going to outsource and search for something made of heavy stuff. I mostly use my computer at the desk and rarely take the cord with me when I go out and yet they don't last and always break at the magnetic piece or the fuse in the power block goes out.

    I am disappointed in Apple. They should have fixed this by now. I just get a "that's the way it is" answer from Apple whenever I brooch the subject of workmanship!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    The only people rating this product above a one star must be Apple employees or share holders. This product is horrible. I'm on third one in 8 months! On the first one the magsafe end fell off, the second just stopped working. Now on the third one and the end is coming lose after only 3 weeks! I only use it in my house!

    How can Apple charge $80 for this product when you can by Apple TV for $99?

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 6 months

    Mine broke after only 6 months. First it stopped charging. I had to move the cable around to get it to work. Then it just broke. I am stuck out of the country with no working adapter, no way to take it in for warranty and probably a couple weeks to get another. I wish they had the old power supply so I could use my iphone/ipod adapter.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Again

    I've had to buy 3 of these now. The thin end of the cord that attaches to the magnet part keeps breaking apart. I take very good care of my computer and it's accessories, and I feel if someone as cautious as me has to buy a new one of these every year, then the part is too easily broken. =(

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need i say more?

    Everything that has been said is true, I just bought a new charger b/c my puppy chewed through my last chord and the first day it worked fine and second day came it wouldn't charge. I thought my animals might have gotten to this cord as well, until i read these reviews and took out my battery before charging it. After taking out the battery the cord works fine, however, i am highly disappointed in this product. Especially when i pay eighty dollars for a charger that malfunctions. Every time i need to charge my laptop i have to take the battery out in order for it to work not only does the battery life not last long, it is a hassle to take out your battery every time.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    I am an advid user of Apple products. With that said, I own almost all products produced by Apple with the exception of a few items. I even convinced my parents to switch from archaic phones to iPhones after explaining how easy they are to use. However, this charger for my MacBook is nothing short of an absolute horrondeous design for a company as forthcoming and innovative as Apple. The narrow cord that connects to the charger pack and to the MacBook itself needs to be redesigned. I take care of my electronics and find it unacceptable for this cord to break, expose wires, spark and finally shock me and become nothing short of a fire hazard. I find it ridiculous that a replacement charger cost me $79 considering it could have started a fire with the spark it caused. Extremely disappointed in the engineering design of this charger pack for a company who is so innovative. I have a picture of the cord if necessary to validate my statement of the fire hazard as it is fried.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst laptop charger to exist!

    First off, I am a long-time windows user and switched to Apple products in late 2012. I have been pleased with their line of computers along with their software and hardware other than what seems like required maintenance issues every year... so let me explain. I am about to receive my 3rd charger in 3 YEARS from apple because of recalls and/or defects from this line of macbook pro chargers. The first time it happened was when the thin rubber wire connecting to the dock broke off suddenly leaving wires frayed. It happened in just one day there was absolutely no "wear and tear" or damage to the product whatsoever. Applecare thankfully fixed it and gave me a new charger.

    Then just recently I was sitting at my desk when all of the sudden my charger started smoking! I went to grab it in a hurry and burned my fingertips! The wires had overheated and caused a small fire to the rubber protective cover. There was even dark brown residue on the rubber cover from the sparks and/or fire! I sent pictures to Apple with all the following details and they are in the process of getting a new charger sent out. I have never regretted owning my macbook pro until now just because of a ridiculous charger issue. I may be switching back to windows if these issues with these chargers are NOT fixed. FIX YOUR DOCK CHARGERS APPLE BEFORE YOU GET A LAWSUIT!

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall and redesign these things

    Other than the clunky size I have had no complaint about this power adapter for the last two years. I use mine with the longer power cord attached. I have always been particular about wrapping it loosely in a way that does not damage electrical cables and store it in my bag in a place where it won't get abused. This weekend, the smaller wire separated from where it inserts into the rubber piece that passes through the center of one side of the square transformer body. I noticed it, but didn't think much of it beyond it being pretty poor that it was falling apart until my wife said, "It smells like something's burning." Sure enough, she sniffed out my electrical cable burning the insulating rubber wrapped around it. I touched it and it was very hot. I also noticed that it wasn't charging (unless I crammed the wire back together). In class today I asked the person next to me if she had the same type of charger (since my computer was dead from not being able to charge it). She took one look at my charger and said, "Oh yeah... that happened to mine this weekend. I had to borrow my boyfriend's. You can use it." So, apparently these things are so bad that the odds are high enough that you can go up to a random Apple user and find one who had the same thing happen to them in the same time period yours went bad!

    Apple, recall and redesign these things! They are fire hazards.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very low quality

    My Macbook Pro is barely 4 years old, and my second charger just died. I love my Mac, but I'm extremely frustrated that I am having to buy a 3rd charger is less than 4 years.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    I'm about to purchase my 4th one due to it fraying and falling apart, yet again. I've had my MacBook Pro for 5 years and this charger is the bane of my existence when it comes to my MacBook Pro. The first charger that came with the MacBook Pro was the one that lasted the longest, at about 2 years. Since then I've had to purchase a new one yearly due to the same issue of it fraying and falling apart.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Craptastic!

    I'm am on the second charger and it has frayed to pieces within a year????? Apple come on.....build a better charger please!! Why pay over to grand for a laptop and within a year have to replace the charger?????

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Can Be Dangerous.

    I have a late 2008 MacBook 13" Unibody, and I have been through 3 of these 60W chargers. 2 have come apart at the same spot (near the plug that goes into the Macbook) and when they come apart the wiring is showing so I have had to cover with electrical tape to make it some what safe. On the 3rd one, same spot came apart AND towards the brick it came apart and started smoking. Poor Product , Poor Quality, and a Fire Hazard.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Last!

    Like many others this is my 5th power cord, for the price they are poor quality, but it seems to be the only option.

    29 of 29 people found this useful