• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, Poor Quality Product

    I have now gone through 3 of these adapters for my MacBook in 2 years. And I'm not abusing them in any way. They sit plugged into my desk and stay there. So there really isn't any wear on them. All three adapters have come apart where the cord meets the plug for the computer (hope that made sense!). The first adapter was covered by my AppleCare and was told that I probably somehow ended up with a defective product. That adapter lasted about 6 months before the same thing happened again. Of course it was less than a month after my AppleCare expired, so I had to pay for the replacement myself. Now, about another 6 months later, I am going to have to buy yet a 3rd adapter. At $79 it is far too pricey to have to keep replacing them every 6 months. I think I'm going to investigate an after market adapter and see if I can find a better quality product. I would have expected better from a company such as Apple. Very disappointing.

    39 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage :(

    My MacBook Pro is not quite 4 years old, and here I am, preparing to buy the 4th power adapter for it. I bought it in England, and when I moved back to the US 6 months later I used it with a plug adapter and wasn't too surprised when it stopped charging after a few months. Before that the wires had frayed at the base of the magnet connector. It was within the 1st year, so Apple replaced it for free, with a US Power Adapter. The following year, after about a year, (the wires having begun to fray at the same spot long since--seems to be a separate issue) the cord broke off from the magnet. I could still push the pins in and get a charge, but they didn't stay long. I even superglued it once or twice, but eventually it just didn't work any more. The exact same thing happened to this one not one year later. Fortunately I had bought the Apple Care plan, so Apple replaced those last two adapters without charge. Last night the same thing happened to my 3rd one. The cable just pulled free from the magnet, pins attached (wires had begun fraying long ago). This one isn't even superglue-able. Apple Care is expired, I'll shell out the money for a 4th adapter, but I'm really disgusted with this yearly hassle and expense. Apple can do much better than this!

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple gets an A+ from Evil University!

    Our family has 4 laptops and two desktops - the desktops are the only computers with power cords that don't fail on a regular basis, requiring new cords at approximately $80 / unit. Well played, Corporate Overlord!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad

    the magnet part (the plug to your laptop) KEEPS DISCONNECTING WHEN IT MOVE MY LAPTOP (sorry for my bad english, I'm asian)

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously...again?

    I've got to replace this thing again. It's fraying at the base of the charging cable near the adaptor. I still have my dell charger from 2001 and it's traveled all over the world...I don't even take this one anywhere. This is my 3rd charger and I'm obviously not happy I have to buy another. Apple...please find another supplier.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Power Adapter

    I am onto my 4th or 5th charger.. i honestly lost count. this is ridiculous!!! My most recent issue is the magsafe part has seperated from the rest of the power cord and i have to take a sharp item to pry the magnet off of the computer to attempt to fix only to have it spirit again!!! this is the worst design ever!

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop worst charger

    I have no complaints with my MBP. It runs great but charger is of very poor quality. Insulation near connector is peeling off and exposing the wires. Is there any easy solution than spending another xxx $? I tries electric tape but it only works for 3-4 weeks.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for the durability

    I'm on my third adapter and all of them are worn prematurely. The cord wears out at exactly the same spot, ie at the connector. I take good care of my expensive Apple gear, I never twist or stress the cord and I don't even use it outside of my home. Given that this happens over and over again this is clearly a design mistake. Unforgivable for the price Apple asks.

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good charger, but its all we can use

    3 Chargers in 3 years. These are very expensive. Can't you design something that will last long term or lower the price?
    I have never had to replace my chargers on my non-mac computers even after 5 years. (A Toshiba laptop I had for example)

    I will be getting Linux and other hardware when this computer or charger dies again. I've never had this problem with other company's products.

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst power adapter ever

    If you're lucky this adapter will last 6 months in normal use. You can buy a $300 PC laptop and it will come with a better adapter than this. I have owner at least a dozen PC laptops and I have never had a failed power adapter. Apple, however, with $200B in the bank cannot manufacture a product that would work better than a $20 knock-off you can get on ebay.
    Just because of this adapter alone, I will not be getting another MacBook when my current one dies.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I join the bandwagon: onto my 4th charger

    Needless to say, I again purchase a charger for the fourth time! I went to the GeniusBar today, and had it replaced for $61, since they let me keep the adaptor that I had before. But it's the same defect: the cord near the base of the charger disintegrates and exposes the wires. I've had my Macbook for 6 years now... What can I do, but shell out some more bucks...

    51 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add your voice. Start a movement.

    I am chiming in on the lousy durability and have voted 'yes' on the helpfulness of each poor review for the last couple months. We have to raise our voices somehow. C'mon, Apple. Show your consumers the love you spend so much time and money cultivating.

    58 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the $80

    NOT WORTH THE $80. My second charger decided to stop working after just over a year of use. I am about to purchase my third charger in less than four years which is absolutely ridiculous. I love my Mac and iPhone but the charging cords sold with Apple products are absolute garbage. These chargers are not of the high Apple quality I have come to know from their other products.

    46 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    My power cable just broke.. again. This is the third I've gone through in 4 years. They don't last and they're not worth the 80$. I would recommend going to a second hand store where you can find them for closer to 15$. Not even sure if they're worth that. Anyway, don't waste your money here. Like everyone else, I love my computer, love the mac but the chords are the worst.

    44 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Least durable adapter

    Apple always position itself as a prestige brand, but unfortunately, the adapter itself is a negative influence of its brand name. The outer shell used is very fragile, more fragile than a PC cord. This is unacceptable because you get at least 5 years of useful life for a PC cord. Obviously, Apple's power adapter's performance is under industry average, especially when you use it "in the wrong" way. I suggest that the outer shell material be changed to increase durability.

    39 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be ashamed to put out such a poor product

    This is my 3rd power adapter for my macbook! They all break. The cord at the base of the box cracks and exposes the wires. You'd think the geniuses at Apple could fix this! I guess they are really not geniuses at all. Unless this is all part of their plan to make more money off of us! I wish I could rate this product 0 stars!

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    annoying

    this charger lasts max 1.5 years, I've had to buy 3 new chargers in 5 years of having my macbook pro, not for lack of care just because the wire continuously separates from the adapter

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraymageddon

    I don't think I'm adding anything new to the conversation but I am having the same problems as everyone else it seems. My power cord is now frayed and I will have to purchase a new one for $80??? Why so expensive for something that doesn't last? I don't abuse my equipment but it seems that no matter how good of care you take of these power cords they end up fraying. That really stinks Apple! Love your computers, not a fan always of your accessories/cables, thanks!

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 15 month

    The original MagSafe adapter that came in the box with my MacBook Pro lasted for 5 years, and the replacement has lasted 15 months, which is silly. The rubber wrapped around the cord cracked, and the wires inside frayed where the thin wire exits the brick, and that is causing the brick and the wire to heat up quite a bit. The rubber around the thick wire is also cracking near the plug. It doesn't charge unless I hold the wire at a certain angle, and even that doesn't always work. Seems like a fire hazard, and I'm really disappointed in the quality of the replacement part, considering how long the original lasted!

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Charger

    Reading the reviews should wake the people at Apple up. The common thread is that the cords fray and become unusable. I take great care with my MacBook Pro and yet my cord frayed in the same place most of the other reviewers cords did. I only use it at home so I never wrap the cord and always let it lie straight from my laptop. The MacBook Pro is great, but the cords are garbage.

    42 of 42 people found this useful