• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to admit this is a terrible design

    I am not an Apple hater, quite the opposite in fact. I consider my Macbook laptop one of my children and I treat it with the utmost care. But I am in the process yet AGAIN of having to shell out $80-90 for a replacement power cable. I will go to the Apple store and show the cable to the geniuses who will (somehow) look at me as if they have never seen such a thing and tell me I am out of warranty and point to the shelf where I can buy a brand new one just waiting to break after 9-12 months.

    Apple please either redesign these adapters or admit there is a problem and offer full warranty replacements when it happens. I am not trying to rope a steer with my adapter, I don't take it mountain climbing or bungie jumping. I use my laptop at home and at work. I have consistently had to buy replacement power cords for at least the last 6-8 years (over 2 or 3 laptops). Apple you have billions of dollars in cash in reserve, can't you help out your loyal customers?

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am on my third one!!!

    I am on my third one!! Come on give me a break. The cords are so cheap, they bend and tear so easily. Too expensive to keep replacing.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks WAY too often

    Basically an $80 subscription fee to continue charging the laptop

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOW It Doesn't Work Any More

    It has been just 2 years, then I need to buy a new one with $79 plus tax. Please make it better or cheaper ! My Lenovo's power adapter has been living for 7 years without any problems !

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    on my third charger :(

    Agreeing with everyone else, these chargers break all the time!

    Either make them better or make them cheaper!!!!!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still works after 6 years of use

    I still have the original Magsafe Power Adapter from when I bought my mid-2010 13" MacBook new about 6 years ago. Yes, there have been a few problems, occasionally with it, but I was able to solve that with a quick tech support call to apple care. Other than that, it has never failed me, even after years of traveling with my MacBook and taking it back and forth to college. About a year ago, the wire casing (covering the wires) right under the part that plugs into the computer broke, due to my own negligence, I think. To my surprise, even with exposed wires, the Magsafe power adapter is still working perfectly. I have since wrapped it in electric tape and continued using it, I have now decided to replace it, only because I have gotten tired of having to rewrap the cord in electrical tape and because a few of the exposed wires are bent, which makes me think that it has gotten somewhat unsafe to use now. But, the cord and wires have NEVER gotten hot or even warm and my laptop gets used daily.

    5 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapters EVER

    I've now had to order two off these because they are not built to last. The connection between the chord and the plug that connects to the computer is so flimsy and week that I've had two fail at that point. Apple is famous of their build quality but for some reason building an adapter that can last escapes them? Really? Also they seem to ignore the multitude of horrible review here? FIX THIS APPLE!!! FIX IT!!!

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues with adapter after 5 years of use.

    I'm not sure why everyone else seems to have so many problems with this adapter. I've had the same original magsafe adapter that came with my MacBook that I purchased back in early 2012 and I've had zero issues with it. It's always charged my device just fine, and the wires are not exposed or tearing at all. Common sense, if you throw the adapter around and are careless with it, it's not going to last as long.

    4 of 35 people found this useful

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    The root concept of a "Laptop" is convenience, portability and accessibility. With that said, durability is a key factor that attributes to the success of the "Laptop". In this respect, Apple has failed miserably. I am a dedicated consumer of Apple products, at the same time I am a professional who depends on my MacBook Pro to be available and functional at all times. Because of the poor quality of the MagSafe charger, my beautifully engineered laptop has been rendered useless on more than one occasion. I can confidently say that until Apple can successfully come up with a solution, I will be financially responsible and take my business elsewhere.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple really needs think rethink the design/quality of this charger. My laptop is only a few years old and the charger is completly frayed. The laptop has been well looked after and barely used as I have an imac .I have chargers from the 90s that have had way more use and are still fine. If you are going to make such bad quality products at least make them cheap. Your price for a replacement charger borders on criminal!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad and expensive

    Have to buy 2 new chargers in 4 years. 80$ is totally not worth it. Either make it better or make it cheaper.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 in 3 years!

    Come on Apple! I really like your products really do. But a charger that brroke down twice in 3 years! It's the same issue with the lightening cables of the ends being all torn up. You need to fix this. Purchasing a charger every year or two is just plain ridiculous!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I need to buy another adapter again. It lasts only 2 years until totally brake. There is no other option to pay $79 plus tax to use my computer every 2 years. It is very disappointing.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hardly a green(er), sustainable offering...

    Like so many of the other posters here, I too am about to make my third acquisition of this poorly architected power adapter. Three adapters in a scant four years. S'mthin' ain't right.

    NB: The power adapters and cords for my 'ancient' White iBook (circa 2005), and Black MacBook (circa 2008) are still performing well.

    What's up with this making unsustainable products which are hardly 'green(er)' if one is going to be disposing of these items every 1.0-1.5 years?!!! I'm just sayin'...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Onto my third charger in the last 4 years

    I am okay to pay premium price but the product should have high quality as well. It shouldnt be something which stops working every year or so. Apple should give free chargers for people who bought these T chargers, this is such a terrible product. This is my third charger in the last 4 years.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I've been reading the reviews and i dont understand how everyones chargers are always breaking. I've had my charger for almost 4 years now and its still in perfect condition. As long as you take care of your electronics you should have no problems with this product. Im very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it.

    5 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe power cord crubles

    I've replaced my Macbook's Magsafe power cord three times now because its outer coating crumbles apart.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the worst chargers on the market

    My 2nd Macbook charger is about to break (I've had this one 15 months) so I've decided to leave a review. Annoyingly they are covered up to 12 months, which means that I'll be shelling out another 60 quid for a new charger. My last one broke at the middle so I invested in a Python cord - it has been moderately successful as the middle hasn't broken yet, this time it's the end that connects to the laptop. As they're the same company, I reckon iPhone chargers last around 3-6 months each too. They seriously need to improve the durability of their chargers, because, as the title says, they are probably the worst on the market.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Adaptor

    I have been consistently disappointed with the quality of Apple's power adaptors for all of our products (iPhone, iPad, laptop). Now, my MacBook Pro adaptor is no longer working. Considering the price of your products and Apple's reputation for innovation and quality, I find it hard to believe that your design team hasn't figured out how to engineer a high quality charger. I have been a loyal Apple customer for 26 years, but I am beginning to question whether the poor quality is intentional to increase the sales of your accessories! I now need to spend $ 80.00 to replace a power cord. For the record, we are very careful with the care of our cords and have never had this issue with Windows platform chargers.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

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    How many of these does it take to use a macbook?

    1, 2, 3, more? If they were $9 ones then replacement would be not a problem. I expect more from the "it just works" company. At $79 a pop I am not happy having needed to buy three for my macbook over the years. I now have just purchased a new macbook pro but alas, while getting the data migrated, the old macbook has no power again as the new adapter is different. Number 4 is here now. This has gone on long enough Apple. I find years of the same comments about your power adapters. Shameful.

    16 of 18 people found this useful