• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IT'S TIME APPLE RECALLED & REPLACED THESE WITH SOMETHING BETTER

    When my first adapter showed what Apple call 'strain' i.e. the plastic wore away, exposed the wiring and eventually broke right off, I had no choice but to buy a new one. I went to extreme lengths to make sure I didn't put any strain on the 2nd one. But - lo and behold - it has happened again. I NEVER wrap the cable around he duck feet and I ALWAYS makes sure the cable is flowing straight out of the magnetic head but the plastic has once again eroded. I have checked on the Apple site and see you now have a mention of this in your troubleshooting section. This leads me to think that there must be lots and lots of people experiencing the same issue. I think this is a very poor design and given that there is no other way to power up your laptop once the battery has run down, this is something that needs to be addressed. Why should I have to keep replacing the adapter? And at £65 ($79) a go, it's unreasonable expensive for the usage one gets from it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Random off moments

    So my 2012 mac book Pros magsafe charger decided to have a fun end by killing my mac with it overtime i disconnected it from the input on the mac. Instant hard shutoff and a 20 minute wait for the computer to start back up, not to mention the charger works when it feels like it. Unfortunately just this morning it did that for the last time because the mag “safe” no longer works at all, a useless brick it has become. Now I’m here wondering should i get rid of this computer and get myself a surface pro 3? Lets be honest 79 dollars for a charger thats had so many issues and has little support when its just known to go bad. C’mon Apple adress this problem and fix it, because it seems like you’re having the same problem as the old mag “safe” 2 for the older mac books.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree with all other macbook users.

    It's been said countless times, but these chargers are the worst. Every other computer out there has one that you can disconnect before the dc adapter. Replacing the chord costs about $3. Not only are they built into the dc adapter on the mac, but the chords are flimsy and fray well within a year of regular usage.

    I've bought about 4 or 5 adapters in the past 4 years that I've owned my Mac at $80 a piece each. You can bet that this latest one to break is getting cracked open with a screwdriver and soldered together by hand, because there's no way that I'm going to continue to fund this kind of highway robbery.

    Apple, there are 1,504 negative reviews on this charger and more come rolling in every day. Please recall this product and design one that actually works.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 3 years.

    Junk. The first one shorted out and stopped charging my macbook pro. The second one melted close to where it connects to the laptop and almost started a fire.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    adaptor failure

    I too am unimpressed with the adaptor to my Mac Book Pro. I love the computer but my cord started to fray and break near the computer plug in. It has nice strong cord but the problem is that the reinforcement is not made where the wire usually bends which causes major problems. I bought mine just a year and a half ago.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Product

    I've owned my Macbook Pro for two years now and the charger already stopped working even though I made sure that I took care of it and stored it properly. Extremely disappointing. No visibile signs of damage to the charger; it simply does not charge my computer when plugged in. The cost of replacement (at ~$80) is also ridiculous. If $80 every 1-2 years is the cost of maintaining a Macbook, I will likely not be buying an Apple computer again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and hugely overpriced

    Selling these for $80 is absolutely obscene. The end with the magnetic bit that plugs into your computer gets twisted around and the wiring internally gets frayed, resulting in the whole thing losing all function. And you cannot take it to a store to fix this problem, you have to buy a new one. For such a small, readily occurring injury to make the product obsolete, this is much too high a price.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same (expletive) as the old one

    Two of the old design broke within a year, so I bought 2 of the new design ones - we have 2 MacBooks . In less than 1 year and one of them is broken again.
    For 80 bucks a pop, you'd think it would last a bit longer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality. On #3

    I enjoy my MacBook Pro... When I can charge it. In less then a year, I have gone through three of these cheaply constructed adapters. I fully admit the first adapter broke because my pet got a hold of the cord and chewed the wire covering. The 2nd one was kept safely stored and just stopped charging one day. Now on #3, I have covered the entire cord with thick aquarium tubing so it can not bend at all. It's pathetic, but hopefully it will work. If I go to the electronics store, Apple is the only manufacturer that has a shelf of power adapters for sale. Why is this? Because Apple knows these things break easily. I have never had to replace a laptop power adapter until I bought this MacBook Pro. I really wish Apple would construct a power adapter that was as high quality as their laptops.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly awful product

    I purchased my MacBook Pro for college. Naturally, I expected great things from a company who advocates so strongly for education. The MagSafe Power Adapter has NEVER worked properly. Each time I connect it to my MacBook, I have to play around with it before the light goes on and my computer charges at all. Now, after reading MANY reviews, I fear that soon it will stop working altogether. I'm extremely disappointed in Apple for its failure to produce a dependable product. As a student, I depend on my computer for my education, and if my computer has no power, what am I supposed to do?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Here we go again! I'm on adapter #4!

    I love my Mac computer, but I continue to have adapter trouble. In the last 2 years, I've had my adapter replaced 3 times and the "newest" one is about to go. There's a kink in it somewhere that prohibits power flow. This is extremely annoying! All the reviews are right: if Apple is such a technologically-advanced company why can't they construct a power adapter that lasts?!? I mean, it's all and good if your products look cool, but it also needs to function! Revamp you design and get it right! It's just pathetic. And the apathy you guys show your consumers is enraging.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    I'm encouraged after reading reviews that I'm not the only who has had trouble with this product. I thought maybe I was cursed or something. I'm on my third power adapter in less than a year. I'm very disappointed that these can't even last 6 months. Please Apple - design a power adapter that will last! (My old beat up PC Toshiba laptop still works with the original power adapter after 10+ years. Surely Apple could make something that sturdy!)

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ghastly

    I purchased this product as a replacement for the standard "t" adapter, and for about 2 weeks it worked splendidly. Then it stopped working unless I had maneuvered it into just the right position, until finally it stopped working altogether. It's a horrid piece of work if it breaks after 2 weeks. The old T adapter served me well until it overheated and died, perhaps Apple should let a third party take care of their chargers, since they're obviously grossly incompetent.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    I've had 2 of these die on me in the past 3 months. The latest one to kick the bucket only lasted 3 weeks! None of them have been abused in any way, they're just poorly made and I'm getting sick of taking these things back to the apple store!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this charger

    It stopped working the second day I bought it. I had to come to the Review to see what kind of problems people have and their solutions so I can maybe get mine working again. It worked after I tried taking out the battery and putting it back in. I was very upset to see it break after just a day of usage and trying to figure out what happened to this faulty charger. It is kind of a relieve to know that I can always make it work by removing the battery.

    Aside from the frustration of its functionality, I like that it comes with an extension cord. Apple should make all their products free of defect.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I simply don't understand

    I know how to take care of cables. Yet magsafe keeps breaking at the point where you can obviously see how the contact point is way to weak to handle the pressure simply by the cable's weight. Now mater how carefully I try to manage the pressure by careful placement and never putting stress on the contact point, it keeps fraying and forcing me into the market of new magsafe to set me back at another €79.

    I feel laughed at by Apple.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GET R&D INVOLVED TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. WE DESERVE AND EXPECT BETTER

    TOTALLY APPALLED!! The durability of the power cords is the Achilles' heel of the loyal supporter's defense of all things Apple. With the iPhones and iPads, we just buy a sturdier cord from a third party. But with the MacBook we are held hostage to repeatedly purchase these inferior cords with absolutely no recourse for relief from such rapid deterioration. It's not like we use them for dental floss. After all, without the cord, there is no power.

    Until I went online to purchase the third power cord in three years for my husband's MacBook Pro, I thought this problem unique to us. SHAME ON YOU APPLE!!!

    For a company that prides itself on quality, the power cords of appear to be the horribly mistreated and neglected stepchildren. I, like so many others are staunch Apple supporters. When others cry about the cost of the latest version or the newest product, we stand behind the name because we know the track record is solid. The actual devices are unarguably the best on the market. But at some point in time there will be a group of us that will get fed up with having to repeatedly shell out funds to keep these top of the line products powered up. WE DESERVE AND EXPECT BETTER!!!!



    Apple, please pay attention to your loyal base. Devote just a tiny part of your R&D budget to sturdier power cords that do not fray from basic normal use within the first several months of use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worse quality compared to any other computers!!

    The overall quality of this "power adapter" is the worse from any laptop that I have owned or had to work with before. I tried to protect the cable all the time, especially the part near by the body of this adapter and broke exactly there. First, the protection white cover broke and then it burn all of a sudden, while plugged. It was incredible!
    I used to have a very cheap laptop before (worth of 250 euros) and treated the cable with less attention and care than I did for this MacBook Pro and the charger is still working after 7 years of use.
    Bad and poor quality. Worse than any Chinese cheap product. Shame on Apple!
    It's not worth not even 1 star as it shows, but this system obliged me to "rate" at least one star in order to publish my text.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple is about to lose my business

    I've gone through 4 chargers in the last 5 years Luckily the first one was covered with apple care but I've since had to buy two others. The only thing I use my laptop for is school. Every time my laptop goes into my backpack I wrap the chord around the duckfeet (the way it's supposed to be used). It frays and stops working within a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Year and a half later....

    I gave this product a one star review after having to replace it for the second time a year and a half ago and here I am for my FOURTH charger in 5 years!!!!!! Total garbage. I am definitely going to be exploring my options when I shop for a new computer next year. That should be around the same time this charger will start disintegrating!

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