• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor durability........... AGAIN

    I've owned 4 MacBook Pros and all of the connectors ALWAYS develop a weak spot right at the connector to the powerbook. This model is NO exception. I get tired of replacing these only to have the connector cable crack and shred at the plug side to the macbook. You would think after ALL THESE YEARS Apple could hire some engineers to design one that is durable. ALL my PC adapters are still original and with no cracking or shredding...so it can be done.......

    Someone should do a major write-up on all the Apple failures like this it is reason enough to think twice before buying Apple. This review from an original Apple MacIntosh owner.....so was a big fan. Now buying my 3'd adapter for latest macbook pro...sigh

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy quality for an overpriced item

    Two chargers in 2 years have gone bad in two different ways. The first charger frayed at the magsafe plug and ceased working. The second charger just stopped charging for no apparent reason and shows no physical abnormalities.

    At $80 each this is not only the most expensive charger I've ever purchased, it is the poorest in quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, are you listening to your customers?

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products. I recommend MacBooks and iPhones to my family and friends. But one major weakness I've seen consistently across Apple products are the power cords. Majority, if not all, of the power cords I've owned including the Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display), have had the plastic coating fray and expose the wiring. There appears to be an imbalance between the investments Apple makes into their hardware and their power cords. I do not know if increasing the quality of the material that goes into the cords would decrease their profits but I do not understand why this problem has not been fixed or at least acknowledged by the company. As loyal customers it is a slap in the face.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage!

    My power adapter has been trying to fail since it was brand new -- and finally has. Magnet is garbage, wires are weak, and plastic coating breaks no matter how careful the user is. I've been a faithful Apple computer and phone person for over 25 years, but quality has plummeted, as has my desire to stick with this company.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W Magsafe 2 power adapter dies once a year !

    I treated myself to a 4GB iPod after watching Steve Jobs introduce it. I still have it and it still works (as of Feb 2016) FLAWLESSLY. Contact me if you want and I will prove it. Although I had desired Mac hardware since then, I could not afford one as a student. A university I worked for later equipped me with a MacBook Pro Retina. It was simply a gorgeous piece of hardware. However, the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter that came along is a lemon. I'm an Engineer by training and my observation leads me to believe that there is a design flaw in one of it's internal components. It has failed on me about once a year or so. Luckily the first two times were under warranty on 2 different MacBook Pros. This issue is *separate* from the fraying reported by several users. I use the 85W MagSafe 2 Power adapter only on UPS except on occasional outstation trips. I request the engineers @ Cupertino to please examine the *returned* 85W MagSage 2 power adapters and check the internal ICs or Capacitors. I'm positive the failure rates of it's internal components will be greater than acceptable thresholds. C'mon Apple please don't ruin your reputation on a few, cheap internal components of the 85W MagSafe 2 Power. The sudden failure of the 85 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter has been reported on several forums including service centre websites across the world.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and breaks quickly and often

    I have had so may problems with these Mac chargers. I just recently went through my fourth one (at least!), and they all break in exactly the same way. The rubber covering the inner wiring tears and crumbles extremely easily, and in order to make it last longer than two months it has to be wrapped extensively in electrical tape or some other stiff tape. If it doesn't have some sort of outside help like that, it'll bend in terrible angles and the rubber will start to tear almost immediately. This product isn't worth $80, especially because it has to be replaced so often. PC users can get a charger that lasts longer for significantly less money, and it's so difficult to afford a new Mac charger every six months.

    If there was ever any other, cheaper alternative to these chargers, I would buy that instead. It's extremely frustrating to have my laptop rendered unusable every six months because the charger breaks and I don't have the money to buy a new one right away.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    My Macbook Pro is five years old. I have just bought my FOURTH charger. The rubber sheathing on the other three frayed until wires were left exposed, leaving the product a fire hazard.

    HORRIBLE quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Fraying Mess

    The charger works great for about a year. But for $80? That's too expensive for a years worth of charging. After about a year and 3 months the charger ceased to be able to charge due to the fraying at the base of the brick and the start of the cord. The cord started fraying after around 3 months or so. This is a poorly made charger that is unable to stand up to the normal everyday needs of its users. Unfortunately I know of no other alternative.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple design the adapter to break after 1-2 years at best?

    The cable is easily frayed. So Apple... Can't you use the money earned from the overpriced Macs to improve the quality of the chargers??

    I guess the answer is noooooo....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible and Expensive to replace

    Have had my Macbook air for 3 years and already on my third magsafe adapter. They fray after about year and then i have to fork out $80 for another. I guess the problem has existed for 10 plus years and Apple doesn't seem to care. It doesn't make sense

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is this SO expensive!?

    It has horrible quality and breaks at the brick easily and constantly overheats. So why is this thing $79!? So I have to give apple $79 every year to replace it?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deserves all the one star reviews.

    As many, many others have stated, Apple's current Magsafe 2 Adapter is defective in design. I am careful to the of point of being OCD with my gadgets, yet I have had three of the Adapters replaced due to burnt out connectors, and even the power board in my Retina, because they eventually burned it out.
    Now the same thing is happening with my second macbook Pro Retina. It has gotten so bad, I bought the older L connector MagSafe 85w Adapter, and Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Converter. Seems to work better, and if the connects start to burn, I can just replace the $10 converter instead of the whole adapter.
    I am surprised there is not a class action against apple on the these adapters.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy quality for an overpriced and even dangerous charger

    This is a device that transforms a household electric current from whatever it is in your country to 85 W and sends that electric current to the battery of your computer. It is not rocket science and the technology has been around for about a century now. Yet Apple has failed to construct a charger that holds up to normal daily use. Let's put aside that this charger has magnetic contacts that kind of work, most of the time. What blows my mind is how Apple let the focus on design compromise the usability and quality of such a premium product. The cables on this charger are way too thin and made from a material that doesn't hold up over time, eventually making this charger a death trap and fire hazard. If I were Apple I would be embarrassed. This is by far their worst innovation.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheapest quality item made by Apple

    I am extremely careful with my electronics. I have had no issues with my laptop, but I am now in the process of ordering my THIRD charger from the wire splitting near the block. Unbelievable really.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying at magsafe2 brick connection. Normal use

    I own several macbook pros and other devices. The magsafe2 is the worst they have produced. Fraying and shorting out constantly. I have 4 other magsafe 1 connectors i use daily along with this one and are years older. My only option is to buy a new one?
    Apparently there was a recall on them but never got a notice about it- now the recall is over.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, poor quality

    I really like the MacBook Pro, but this MagSafe 2 charger needs a replacement program. I've owned the MacBook for less than a year and already went through two chargers. It is poorly designed and is not durable. It disconnects too easily. It overheats while charging, which may be another reason it has such a high failure rate. I hope Apple will introduce a MagSafe 3 design that replaces this product and offer it to customers that had a bad experience.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst experience with power cord

    This is my first MBPR, took great care of everything for this laptop. The power cord started malfunctioning intermittently after about a year, then stopped working completely. In Canada it's now priced to $105, what a ripoff!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple fix this fragile adapter!

    Terrible design/construction. The weak cable broke and does not work anymore, after very careful use. Replacement cost is also extortionate. Shame on you Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly hopeless, and no real solution to date.

    Have had Apple computers and hand-held devices since the late 80's, but my new MBP 15" retina display has only been in my possession for 2 years now and I've had to replace the adapter once already - at my own expense no less. At $80 a pop, this is ridiculous and needless. My last MacBook served me well for almost a decade, and I never had to replace the adapter once. What gives Apple? At the very least, you should have replaced my adapter ONCE since I'm still within my 3 years of Apple Care. Maybe other MBP users are made of money, and can just replace their power adapters with no consequence financially. But that is not the case for me. I'm so disappointed! Oh, and that's not even counting the other 2 major issues I've had with this MBP (keyboard and USB port issues). Sigh. Companies just don't care anymore about their customers, including Apple apparently. PLEASE fix this adapter issue!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my third charger.

    My chargers last less than 1 year on average. Seeing that you're not able to produce a sturdy piece of equipment even though you've known about this problem for more than 10 years, could you guys at least permit other companies to build aftermarket chargers for your Macbooks?

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