• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky if it lasts a year

    I've had several now for one macbook. Very frustrating and way too expensive considering how long they last. Apple seriously needs to address this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective

    Horrible charger. The one for my old mac is still going many years later but this one is new and already broken. Light does not go on, it does not charge. I have not done anything to this charger to damage it. Poor quality product. Apple needs to re-design. The old chargers were much better. I hope you read these reviews because I'm not the only one with this problem. You need to fix this problem, Apple!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    why are apple chargers so bad?

    My laptop is 3.5 years old and I've never had any problems with it, but I'm about to buy my third charger. What is wrong with this picture?? Apple is clearly capable of making long-lasting, functional products, so what's the deal with the terrible chargers? With my chargers, nothing explodes or melts, the wires don't fray (although the plastic casing around the wires does crack pretty easily), they just... stop working. I'm tired of shelling out $80 every year for a new charger!!

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    in 10 months i have went though 4 macbook chargers

    for 80 on macbook chargers that last 3 month at most is not worth it, i like apple but the laptop chagers are no good not worth buying a macbook if the charger fails so much. I will buy a regular PC laptop this mac charger is not worth the extra 400 a year on chargers

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?? This is a rotten apple!

    I have had Apple products for several years and the cords are horrible - or should I say HALF the cord is... and the fact that Apple won't let you just buy the part that continues to break - the section that goes to your computer - is a SHAM!! I have 4-5 perfectly working 'bottom' parts, and only one working 'top' part... and you want me to dish out $80 for a kit that sees me buying new bottom parts too?? and do what with these working 'bottoms'?? oh yeh! Throw them in the trash! PLEASE be the upstanding company we thought you were and fix both these problems! think of all the great publicity if nothing else!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Unsatisfied Customer

    This is my third power adaptor in two years. My second lasted less than 4 months. For the cost these are just junk - what is going on?!? I thought when I purchased a Mac I was getting good quality. Extremely disappointed.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ever

    I hate this charger as much as I love my mac. This is the second one that fails since I purchased my macbook. At $80 a piece and with so many people complaining about this charger over a period of years, this product really sounds like a fraud. If you like macbooks, be prepared because you will have to change the charger every 1 - 1 1/2 years. And apparently there is nothing one can do about it except just to take a deep breath and pay for a new one.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty product and replacement way overpriced

    Went to charge my MacBook, but adapter indicator did not light and notebook was not charging. Inspected adapter and cables, MagSafe connector is frayed/fried where it connects to the adapter. Came on line to purchase new one, couldn't believe the price! Decided to read adapter reviews and see large majority are extremely negative. Does anyone at Apple read these reviews? Like most reviewers stated, I take extremely good care of all my electronics and power cords. This should not be happening, much less that the problem is not being addressed or corrected by Apple. At the very least, the MagSafe connector should be a plug-in that can be easily and inexpensively replaced since it's clearly a faulty/cheaply-constructed, inferior product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I love my mac, and I've had it maybe 1 month more than the 1 year warranty and my charger is completely not working. I'm extremely disappointed that this charger is already broken and I have to pay $80 to get a new one. I'm a college student and I bought a mac because I thought it would last the longest out of everything on the market, I'm hoping nothing else starts going wrong with it.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE WORST CABLE EVER BUILD

    Can Apple do better with this macbook pro 13 charger for the price they ask ?? Is a real piece of crab and is only good to have have it still on a desk and NOT for a laptop.

    Just a #$%ˆ&*( piece of %$*(.

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely the worst charger for ANY portable device EVER made!

    I am about to be on my third charger that has worn out from normal use. I made sure to remove the charger by grabbing the connecter and not the cord too. Everyone one I know who has a macbook of any sort has had at least one charger break. I will NEVER buy a macbook again, solely based on the $80 replacement price of these time bomb chargers.

    46 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last time I buy any Apple products

    I am now on my 4th adapter in 3 years. Not only are these adapters poorly designed (wires bend and break, gets unbelievably hot) but they are ridiculously overpriced. I have had less problems with my piece of junk dell than this thing.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SEVEN!

    I purchased my Macbook in the summer of 2007 and I'm currently having problems with my 6th cord, soon to need a 7th! That is 7 cords in 4 years, 3 of which, replaced in the last 5 months. The first few were wear and tear, frayed in all the usual spots. The last few are unexplainable. Frustrated.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Power Cord

    I have owned my MacBook since December 2007, which included the power cord. Having witnessed what my son and husband's cords have done previously with every day use at home and at work, I decided to take extra care not to cause any unnecessary pull on the cord. In other words, I've babied my power cord. Now in 2011 I am having problems with the power cord in the usual place. At the white squared adapter where the narrower cord goes into it.
    I just found out how much it will cost me to replace it and I can't believe it! $82 at BestBuys and $79 through Apple. OH COME ON APPLE! You can do better for your loyal customers! The adapter is defective and not built to take the every day use unless it's babied. I have had power cords to other equipment for years that I use and they have held up far better than the outrageously priced power cords you make.
    You owe it to your loyal customers to produce a power cord that can last much longer than a year or two.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage - Died just after the one year mark!!

    I purchased two MacBook Pros last year. I spent close to three-thousand dollars and now 1-yr later I have to shell out an additional $79.00 for a replacement adapter. If you page through these reviews you will see that there are an awful lot of people singing the same song. Some folks are on their third and fourth adapter within the first year!! That leads me to believe that there's a design flaw with the adapter. C'mon Apple...admit there's an issue and replace these adapters free of charge!!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality ! doesn't last long

    this is my third adapter. just broke by itself. i can not believe it. why it happens all the time?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power supply cord for MacBook Pro

    I've replaced 3 of these adapters since buying my MacBook early 2011. I now need a fourth. I was searching here to find out if I was the only one with this problem. Clearly not. So I add my voice to the multitudes of unhappy MacBook users with frayed cords (and tempers.) Please Apple, why on earth can you not design a sturdier set up for a power supply? I'm good at storing adapters, appliance cords etc, this is the only one that breaks down.
    There should be a recall. Or, you should make replacements MUCH cheaper than $79. And you need to create a better design.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    These chargers consistently break and wear away within a year. I constantly am forced to replace them. I have owned my mac for 5 years and gone through 6 chargers in that time. They simply do not last, despite any additional efforts I put forward to improve their longevity. Absolute shame these are still sold at $80, makes me hate apple.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad we can't give a rating of 0 stars

    This is second charger of this type I have had to be for my kid's PowerBook, the original and its first replacement failing within 10 months of purchase, amounting to a charger cost of £5 per month so far. The cable strain relief at the base of the outgoing DC cable is poorly designed and not fit for purpose. Put simply, it is not long enough and therefore the cable insulation breaks down where the cable attaches to the power supply. At £65 this design fiasco is overpriced compared to its price in the US, even accounting for the exchange rate and taxes. Moreover, it is unreliable to say the least [note my first way of wording it was rejected by Apple due to expletives]. All Apple have to do is to redesign the plastic cable strain, extending it a few more millimetres, and the cable would be much more robust. More than 200 people have rated this charger as 1 star in the UK, and more than 1000 in the US ('1k+'). Yet Apple seems blissfully unconcerned.

    I wonder how long it will be before the poorly designed cable strain relief fails - creating a short circuit - and causes serious injury or property damage through fire. Moreover, there are irresponsible YouTube videos showing how to 'repair' the cable that are outright dangerous.

    Apple: are you going to listen to your customers and redesign this thing [again, my first use of language was not accepted by Apple due to expletives] or are you content to make your customers furious?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AGAIN?

    My 60W MagSafe charger broke again. This is shoddy workmanship. For $80 a piece, this should LAST. Apple, do a recall already AND apologize.

    34 of 34 people found this useful