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    Fried power cord?

    In a year I have bought two adapters 60w and 85w for my Mac. After some time of using them suddenly they quit working both same symptoms. They have felt very hot on the end of the cord , the one side of the cord that goes inserted to the side of the laptop. After a couple weeks they stop working and I have to buy a new power adapter. Im really getting tired of this. Please make good quality products.

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    Why the racket?

    Dear Apple,

    You're on course to soon be the first ever $1 TRILLION company. Perhaps for good reason, I might add. Your power adapters (85W MagSafe for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro), in particular are poorly engineered and exceedingly overpriced. I think the general public recognizes your value as a company - why scalp us on poorly designed accessories?

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    Cords are poor quality, they fail and can’t be replaced.

    The cord connecting the charger to the computer will fail and since it isn’t modular,
    you have to replace the entire charger. Such a waste of our earth’s resources. If Apple were
    more environmentally responsible they would make the cord replaceable.
    The cords for iPhone chargers are replaceable, why not the big chargers too?

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    Lasts 2 years, max

    I baby the cords I purchase, to Apple's specifications and suggestions on extending the life of their cords, yet they still don't last longer than 2 years. They always fray at the ends, even when I don't kink them for years. There has to be a better way to manufacture a longer lasting cord, to bring it up to par with their excellent products.

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    MacBook chargers are a horrible ripoff

    As everyone else is saying in their reviews these cords do not last a long time and should only be a third of the price considering how often you have to replace them. Has anyone found a reliable knock off for less money?

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    I have had different notebooks (other brands) for ages, only issue I had with them was after serveral years of use. My MBP is not 2 years old yet and the charger blew up today. I opened it and found there are fried chips inside it. This comment is not about design of the thing (which is far from optimal) but about the hardware quality, I have read many posts on internet where people suffered exact same problem. Also the prices is way to high for this.

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    Why do all of Apple's cords FRAY

    I refuse to get the new macbook pro that doesn't have a magsafe adapter or any USB ports (but let's not go there)... my old macbook charger completely frayed on the brick end and now they want $80!! for a out of date charger?!

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    Frayed and Sparking - Dangerous!

    For $80 I expect a whole lot more from a supposedly "premium" product.

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    Just stopped working

    Broke after about a year to the day. The power cord from the wall works but the adapter to the computer is done. No idea. Went through a bunch of forums and tried different things. No good. Not even fraying or any of the other classic stupid reasons that motivate people to buy new overpriced adapters from Apple. Fix your garbage or just admit that it's garbage and make it cheaper, these things probably cost you less than $5 to produce.

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    Frayed at the mag end.

    Yep. Frayed at magnet end, just like everyone else. Lasted almost three years but one year in it had an obvious kink in the cord at that end. 1.6 years of babying it and now it's finally split with exposed wires. What a piece of work Apple is to NOT create a power adapter with a replaceable cord when they know it does this... $80 for the charger?!? Do us a favor Apple and make chargers that last or make the parts more easily and affordably replaceable, eh? Thx.

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    Sick of ordering new power cables. As a professional I cannot deal with no power. UPDATE AND FIX THIS DESIGN, ALL YOUR PRODUCTS DO THIS

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    Minus 5 stars

    The Apple MagSafe power adapter is a less than piece-of-rubbish with a capital C piece of equipment, that Apple can't or won't bring to even a mediocre standard of quality. Now on my 3rd power adapter in 4 years. WTF Apple???

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    Here we go again

    shortly after i bought my MacBook pro retina display, the charger was no longer working.... so $100 gone. Here we are again, my charger has died for no explicable reason. Ive never had problems with power chords when i had a DELL! Judging by the other comments, this is a huge problem! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this! My computer costed $2k, i really cant afford to be buying another charger for it every couple of years. If i could give this 0 stars i would.

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    Just ordered 5th adapter in last 7 years

    If there were another way to charge my MacBook Pro I'd do it. I have replaced this part in 2010, 2011, 2014 and now 2017. All because of fraying of the thin adapter cord. I don't abuse the cord. It normally sits in one place. It's not bent, twisted, pinched or anything else. It's just poorly made. Apple needs to take these reviews seriously and make a better product.

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    There should be a computer Lemon Law violation here

    For all of the other 1 star ratings, I salute all of you. I am on my second cable having replaced my first for the same reason, they fray at the connector and have shown burned plastic at the point of the fray. It is clear, this is a defective design and could pose a risk of possible fire, in my opinion.

    While I have read some others say that all of this is the product of abuse, you are dead wrong. After the first wire damage, I used extra caution to store the cable when traveling. No sharp bends, in fact, the cable is looped when I travel into an 9 inch in diameter loop and tied with a velcro strap to avoid tangling and unnecessary bending. Obviously, it didn't prevent it either.

    If you folks care about improving designs at Apple and correcting flaws, get this ridiculous problem fixed. This is a really weak effort people.

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    Why so many bad reviews?

    My charger lasted for 7 years!! Never had any problems.

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    cable problems

    How I use my cable: I plug it into the wall, and let it rest on the floor and table while my MBPr 2015 charges. When charged to 100, I detach it from my laptop. I only occasionally pack it for travel, and I take care to leave a loop at the ends where there could be stress on the cables when wound for travel. Should I be unplugging it from the wall receptacle every time I'm not using it to charge? Perhaps that is the problem here?

    I reinforce all my cables at the business ends with Sugru, as a preemptive strike. The Sugru at the adapter end of my thin cable has a crack running perpendicular to the cord, so that join now has two segments. Ok, still functioning. The Sugru at the MagSafe end is fine. But the cable itself split down the middle about 24in. from the adapter brick, exposing the shielding, so I covered it with electrical tape and started shopping. Perhaps there is an overheating problem.

    Still, I come here to find the cable situation is dreadful. Apple used to be the king of quality and when they made a design or engineering mistake, they fixed it. The preponderance of my many Apple devices over the decades has been easy and enjoyable to use, which seemed to set Apple above the crowd. Why is this design reputation not safeguarded as a corporate asset? Are you nuts?

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    Cords always fray

    Every Apple power cord I've had has ended up fraying at the connector to the Mac. I've had to replace every one. I don't know why Apple can't get this design right.

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    They have worked for me

    I have used the original chargers with several MacBook Pros and never had any fraying issues of the cords. The center block does get hotter than I think it should. If you abuse the cords they will fail on you. Stuffing the cords into back packs and stressing the connector end will result in premature failure.

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