• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W MagSafe Power Adaptor

    Dangerous - everyone I know with a MacBook Pro has a frayed cord at either or both ends of the slimmer cord part that goes between the 'box' and the laptop. The wire overheats, burns through the plastic, the plastic splits...even if you wrap it in electrical tape, it eventually burns through that, then the wires burn up and disintegrate! This is the first time I've written a review anywhere...just have to warn people about the danger and ridiculous design. I've read reviews of the same problem in the review section of this website from the present going back 6-7 years. I'm surprised there hasn't been a recall on this in favor of all the Apple users who have purchased the product, rather than the experience I had of walking in an Apple distributor store and being told it was my fault for not winding the cord correctly (me using computers for 30+ years (PC and Apple) having this problem only with this Apple cord)!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe power Adapter and cord.

    Dear Apple,

    This is a poorly constructed product and very expensive to replace. The MagSafe power Adapter and cord would be better constructed if one had the option of disconnecting the cube from the cord when storing it. Both mine and my brother's have frayed; one close to the cube and the other, at the end which attaches to the computer.

    It would appear that this is an issue you are well aware of since others have complained about this on your review page. Or do you not read these reviews? I am unemployed and funds are practically nonexistent so spending $80 on this is a great hardship!!

    Please FIX this issue! Your computers as good as they are, aren't cheap so the least you can do is provide customers with accessories that last!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one solution to faulty power supply design

    Like many of you, I've been deeply disappointed by Apple's continued sale of a power supply that breaks so easily...but too hooked on my MacBook Pro to stop buying them. I'm about to purchase my fourth power supply. The reliability of this problem is supported by the fact that another company markets a fix for it: the laptop charger protector for MacBook and PC, sold by a major on-line store I can't name here. Just learned about this from a friend who is another Mac user; he says he hasn't had to buy another power supply since he found this.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have to replace this charger annually

    I absolutely HATE Apple power adapters. I'm lucky if one will last a year before fraying and eventually breaking. For $80 you would expect it to last a few years. If I could give it 0 stars, I would.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed with quality

    I am now on my 3rd charger. they don't last very long. I was extra careful with my last one but it doesn't make any difference, they will break no matter what you do to keep them in one piece. The rubberized cord is the problem, it weakens over time and heat and it just breaks up rendering the unit useless.
    Do yourself a favor and don't buy it. I am myself switching all of my electronics from apple to generic PC, at least there I have options to choose from.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe AC Adapter dies at just 13 months old.

    Until today I had not looked at any reviews about the Magsafe Adapter as neither my wife nor I had a problem over the last year plus. Today however my wife's 13 month old Magsafe made a noise and died. Both ours were on the same circuit and mine is fine so I have to assume it was the Magsafe that failed in some way, not a power surge, etc. Great timing given the 1 year warranty period lapsed a month ago. Lousy timing given one of us has to travel in under 24 hours and the nearest Apple store is beyond reach and no delivery would get to us before the travel...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord is horrible, this will be my 3rd replacement not worth $80

    Dear Apple,

    You guys seriously need to fix this power cord fraying issue! This is simply not acceptable, this will by my 3rd power adapter i go thru in less than a year, WOW! Never again will purchase any more Apple products until you guys get your *%$#@ together. I will be switching to Windows based machines till then.

    Not your friend,

    James

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've purchased three

    Why can't they make these things last? My 2012 MacBook Pro has gone through three of these adapters. It's the same every time. The cable rots near the magnetic connector, first turning yellow and then cracking.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    its all wrong with this

    my second ORIGINAL power adapter just fried from inside, also blowing fuses in my apartment.
    it's nuts to make people pay 100 bucks for a power adapter that never lasts longer than 2 years.
    and we have no choice, because non original ones are even worse!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 cords down ordering a third

    All the power cords I have ever had have fallen apart over time. No amount of duct tape rubber cement can keep it together.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    The cord will quickly fray at the connector because of the poor design and will eventually have to be replaced. A power adapter, if well designed, should last indefinitely. If the plastic reinforcement at the connector extended an extra inch, the problem would most likely be solved.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Terrible

    On my third or fourth power cord for my 2009 Macbook Pro. Don't want a new Macbook because they don't have MagSafe though.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!

    My wife and I have both had to replace the power adapter for our MacBook Pro 15" Retina Displays. Unfortunately, right after the warranty ran out. Manufacturing defect anyone?

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ***VERY POOR CORD DESIGN***

    Absolutely poor performance for what has been considered to be a great company. Needs to find a solution for this fraying cord as well as break at the connection point.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hazardous Exposed Wire

    It is hazardous to have a power cord whose wires are exposed, for obvious reasons. It is also expensive to replace the charger when the wire is inevitably exposed. It is ridiculous that a company with the resources to fix such a problem still sells a product that is so problematic. As a student it is especially difficult to afford to replace my charger but am forced to because I need my computer every day. I love apple products but I do not love this product. Please fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one for the same computer

    These power adapters fray at the L. Every time. Horribly designed. Should be replaced for free by Apple.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    80 bucks to replace frayed cord?

    This is the third time I've bought a replacement cord for my Macbook Pro, always for the same reason: the cord frays at the power brick because it is always getting bent in order to store the cord for transport. Why can't Apple make this cord detachable, so that it can be removed from the power brick when transporting and/or replaced when frayed? This little cord has cost so much to replace.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage Cord wont last longer than 1 year

    I have had my mac since 2011. Now a five year old laptop problems are expected. I have had an estimated 4 or 5 of these $80 cambes and Im fed up my newest one is less than a year old and the rubber arround the cable is cracking and giving out. Im going into the apple store to see if they will replace this one. If they do I will purchase another mac with them in the near future and if they don't PC here I come. Fed up with this garbage charger.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hope 3rd Time Is A Charm

    It doesn't help when you're the type that tries to be careful with storing away devices properly especially with this delicate product. This will be my 3rd MagSafe power adapter. Somehow my Early 2008 Macbook Pro 15 outlasted the first 2 power adapters. So why am I on my third? Yes, you guessed right! IT FRAYED AGAIN! Most recently it started to sizzle and spark with the smell of burning. Now, what do you think would've happened had this been on my rug without me noticing?

    Design wise. The original first MagSafe power adaper pull-away design was better, no wonder the new MagSafe 2 magnet looks like the original. There were occurrences when someone tripped on this power adapter and rather than disconnecting, it tugged on my Macbook. It looks "nice" that this adapter is slim and hugs the computer but I think it "hugs" it too hard to disconnect as intended.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll take a different approach...

    Let me prefix this rant - I'm a technologist and if you search for reviews by me about anything, they are scant. I don't want to write this one. I have to...

    As I look down at my 2 year old 85w magsafe adapter dangerously held together with electrical tape, my heart just sinks. Its not the money (my company will pay for this one). I've bought replacements for myself before. ITS THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. I'm so frustrated with build-to-fail mentality. Of course, give the people what they want. However, not sure how many people begged for wireless headphones.

    Do not get me wrong, I have purchased a number of apple products, I really would love it if the massively profitable parts-replacement would end. Apple seemed to take pride in design and quality, but I have older windows-based computers that have adapters that work like they did when they came out of the box --- years ago.

    My wife is buying a microsoft surface and I'm going to see how it performs. I switched from windows a few years back to apple, I'm leaving my options open in the future.

    Of course, Apple is not alone -- but that doesn't make it right.

    One star is a gift

    28 of 29 people found this useful