• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution for the rip?

    The cord naturally twists itself, and eventually the cord rips exposing the wire. My second charger ripped today, and ive only had this computer 3 years. I can not afford to keep spending eighty dollars evey year. There really needs to be a solution made, because this is by far not the first negative review, with the same problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple even see these reviews?

    Seriously, don't expect this to work after a year. Like every other apple power cord it frays and stops working. If I spend over $2000 on a laptop I expect to not have to spend an extra $80 a year on a power cord. You're better than this Apple. It's so disappointing. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! You can't make an awful product AND make the replacement this expensive.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ABSOLUTE TRASH - BOTH COMPANY AND CHARGER

    This is the FOURTH charger I'm buying for this macbook at the ridiculous price of ~100 CAD.

    Congrats, idiots - this $100 is going to ensure I don't spend 3k+ on another macbook or mac product again.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps Breaking!

    I've had 3 of these 85 W Magsafe 2 chargers for my retina display macbook pro. And the problem for some reason keeps hppening no matter how gentle I treat the charger. They just decided to STOP WORKING. There was no excessive heat problem, there wasn't any burning scent, exposed wire, the cable is in pristine condition and is always stored neatly (rolled wide, never in a tight bundle), hardly ever dropped. I have ZERO clue what made all THREE of them suffer the same problem. I used to have an L charger for an older 2008 macbook, never a problem.

    Seriously dissapointed in this charger.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broken cable...

    After only a year of normal use, the protective rubber of the cable broke, exposing the wires and quickly screwing up the charger... This charger, and many chargers Apple makes, slam right in the face of their quality values.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Obviously designed to fail

    I bought a 15'' Macbook Retina in 2012, and have since gone through FOUR different MagSafe Chargers. I've run into two different issues: the common fraying of the cord, as well as failure for no apparent reason. Somehow, these chargers tend to fail scant weeks after the warranty runs out. I must admit, this is brilliant engineering, but it screws the customer pretty hard.

    Well done, Apple

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CHANGE YOUR CORD MATERIAL

    Why do I have to buy a new laptop charger every year? It frayed at the power brick like my first one. Step up and finally fix this obvious issue that EVERYONE has!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    Worst charger ever. The thin white wire is too delicate and it tears off very easily from the base of the adapter. 80$ is way too big a price for such a terribly designed product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be embarrassed for this failure of a product

    One year now, I think I have had to re-apply this adaptor about 3 or 4 times per day because it falls off so easily. Do I want to plug my computer in 1,000 times per year? No. It's annoying as anything.

    And this one frays too. Just like the one before. And the one before. And the one before. 20 years of using laptops and never have I had a single manufacturer make a bad cable. Toshiba, Dell, etc. But Apple? Every cable frays after about 1 year. If you're not in the USA ... TOO BAD FOR YOU BUY A NEW ONE.

    This product only gets worse every year, I don't know how they can't fix this fraying issue and also make a plug that doesn't fall out if you tap the laptop. Really, for shame, for what you charge for these things you need to come up with some basic engineering solutions. The page on Apple support is a major joke... basically "how to use your power cord". Show me any other manufacturer that has to have a dedicated web page for how to use their power cord. It reminds me of the iPhone problems with shorting out the antenna and Apple's response was "hold your phone correctly."

    No Apple, how about you design us a product that does not have major flaws in the design? Give us something that works. You shouldn't need to put up 20 photos showing "poor use" of the power cable. Power cables have been around for 100 years and you can't make one that lasts more than 6 months without utterly failing, let alone one that will stay plugged into the computer? What a joke.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced Twice

    I am a college student and I carry my charger around in my backpack with me to and from classes. My second charger just broke and tomorrow I will need to purchase another one for $80. On two different occasions, the wire closest to the battery pack has become frayed to the point where my computer will no longer charge. Laptops are supposed to withstand being transported and their chargers should too.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $1 cable flaw disrupting a $3000 MBP, sad!

    The power adapters output side cord has a material flaw. My MacBook Pro's last an amazingly long time. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing about the power adapter, I've never had issues with the actual connection to the laptop itself. I have issues where the thin output cable running out of the charging brick itself. I am now on number 5 for two MBP's. They have degrading output cables, splits open and frayed shielding of the cable. Sad the power brick itself will still function if not for the poor thin cable breaking causing the complete system. It's a shame the apple has fallen so far from the innovative tree it once was. I'll modify the new one I buy today myself.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger for one Macbook in 3 years

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products but this accessory is garbage.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FIX IT ASAP

    I'm about to buy my second 85w magSafe 2 power adapter, and I think is unfair to pay more than $79 for a product that won't last more a year, taking my frayed cord to college is so embarrassing, please apple recall this product, computer is amazing but charger leaves a lot to be desired.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable

    As of everyone else has said, the cable is way to thin and frays easily. My cable frayed after a little over a year.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing yet another power adapter.

    Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed! Frayed!

    All they have to do is extend the protective shoe about to 3-4 inches and it would stop the cord from fraying. I am on my fifth cord that has frayed. Apple!! Come On Man!!

    ~Gary

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build

    Like most people on here my Macbook Pro Retina charger barely lasted a year. It's been hanging on for deal life with tape wrapped around either end of the charging cable. By the mag connector it has frayed and you can see the bare wires underneath. It has now decided to stop charging if though I have disturbed the charger or laptop, so time to buy a new one.

    I've had 3 previous Mac laptops, one with the Mag connector, all three had noticeably stronger cables and I never needed to replace any of them. Its been the same problem with my iPhone charging cable, never had a problem until I bought a new phone in 2014.

    It seems that Apple is cutting back on quality. I have several friends who have been suffering from bad changing cables for both their Macbbok and iPhone and had to replace them.

    Apple if you read any of your reviews and I hope you do and they aren't just for your customers, please start making more durable chargers, I think you can see from the reviews here that they are failing pretty badly.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like everyone else - 14 months old, overheating, fraying

    Sadly these power supplies just don't hold up. The wire starts to come apart at the point it enters the power brick, and everything starts to get worryingly hot.

    While mine still works, I'm going to replace it (again) as I think it's becoming a fire risk :(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give 0 Stars If I Could

    I have had my computer for a little bit more than three years now. I will now have to buy my third charging cable, making it the forth one to be used for my computer. It is ridiculous that they can ethically price the power cord at $79.00 when they last for MAYBE a year. The concepts behind the charger are amazing, but the execution was horrible.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely substandard product

    What is it exactly about Apple where they refuse to correct this known deficiency? Over the past eight years I have seen no less than five charger cords fray and stop working. It never gets better. It's almost as if they refuse to fix the problem because Apple users continue to buy the product, while also making huge profits on this flimsy power adapter as people have to replace them every year or two. The manager in charge of this department needs to be fired. Completely unsatisfactory. What a disaster this design is. Say what you want about PC, at least their power adapters last. What's use is a computer without power?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Should Take Responsibility For This Horrible Product

    Now on my third MacBook Pro retina 85w power supply in a three year old laptop. Same thing happened both times. The cord turned yellow at the magsafe connector end, and then became frayed virtually overnight. This occurred over normal use both times. Simply MBPr was plugged in and it failed. The supplies run $90.00 with tax and shipping and are easily the worst product Apple has ever made. If the actual cord that failed could be replaced, obviously the cost would be significantly lower, but unfortunately Apple's design requires that the whole power supply be replaced. The company needs to own up to its user base and provide a quality 85w supply for its flagship laptops rather than making it a yearly premium for MBPr owners. This is inexcusable; Apple knows the power supply design is defective; yet it continues to ignore hundreds of user reviews here and elsewhere.

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