• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you listening Apple?!!??

    I am a dedicated macbook user, but this charger is the bane of my existence. I have had to replace it three times, two of those in the last 6 months! I've read on mac forums that the design is flawed, and that the wire frays inside the casing, which explains why mine no longer charges my computer. The fact that it costs me eighty bucks to replace it everytime it breaks is mind blowing... Apple should be replacing these things for free with how shoddy they're made. WORST CHARGER EVERRRRR.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple likes to take your money.

    My charger stopped working a while back and I didn't want to spend $80 on a new charger... Because that seems a little ridiculous. I cut my charger wire and taped it back together a few times to get it working again, that seemed to work for awhile until it starting sparking and making noises. So now, I guess i'm forced to buy one of these over priced chargers that are clunky & fragile, also I expect that it is not going to last long before it breaks. These chargers are the only option given to us, and we need them. So Apple continues to squeeze as much money as possible out of their loyal customers.

    Apple really needs to read all these reviews and develop a new more durable charger with a slim design that is also a little lower in price.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is terrible and it is expensive

    In the past 3 months, I have been through 3 power adapters. These things cannot stand the stress of being brought back and forth from work to home each day. With the amount of money they cost, I would expect apple to provide a better product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Lasted a year before dying. The covering over the wires is made of very inferior material, it will fray heavily over time even if you take great care of it. The magsafe is awesome but the fundamentally poor quality of the cable itself is ridiculous - and at 80 dollars to get a replacement, I cannot speak positively at all about this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for a poorly designed charger

    I love my Macbook but the chargers are horrible. Spending $80 for this charger is absurd due to the fact that it breaks easily. Apple should change their charger design.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a piece of cr@p

    Can NOT fathom that I'm buying ANOTHER power cord???? We have 4 different MacBook's in our family and it seems like I buy one of these every 3 or 4 months. This time its my 13" MacBook Pro. They should sell an extended warranty on these chargers; NOT GOOD.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I have had my Mac since 09 when I graduated, my adapater worked fine for nearly two years. Then it would start blinking in and out and I would wiggle it a litle til it worked again, that worked for like a week then it stopped working all together. So I paid up and got the newest one, it was a little different then the first one I had, and it worked a-OK for a total of about five months. And without any warning at ALL, it just quit working. There is no way I can afford spending $80 every few months because Apple decides to make ***** products. I love my Mac, but I am not going to waste my money more then once.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I've had my Mac Book Pro for just over a year now and I'm already replacing my 2nd power cord, making this new one the 3rd. The cord never even leaves my desk and yet it's broken twice. Why can't Apple fix such a blatant flaw in their otherwise great computers? For a brand marketed on it's durability and portability it's a pathetic oversight when their power cords can't even handle a few months of typical use at a desk.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    This charger from week one is the cruddiest piece of garbage. It doesn't charge when I plug it in unless I'm on my knees praying to God that it will so that I can get my homework done. I've spent too much money to be dealing with a freaking chord problem. A PC would never have this issue unless I had violently abused it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible manufacturing

    This power adapter is very flimsy and broke on me after only a year. Its a terrible design. This is completely over priced and Apple needs to update to a more dependable adaptor. This is ridiculous!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh; I thought this one would last longer...

    I thought the new angle of the wire would make this power adapter last longer than the previous model, but it's about a year later, and here I am, replacing it again. It's my annual $79 power brick tax, for the third time in three years.

    I love the magsafe mechanism; it's kept the dog and the kid from knocking the laptop over a number of times, but it seems to me that they could build a joint to last a bit better for $79. If it were $20 or $30 I wouldn't mind replacing it every year, but when the price is encroaching on $100, for a power brick, I expect it to last for at least two or three years.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR QUALITY

    LASTED 7 MONTHS THEN WIRE FRACTURED.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST PRODUCT EVER

    I've had my Mac for about 6 months and the charger always dies. I have to move the wire around and bend it a little for it work. It's ridiculous, the old charger was way better. Talk about change and progression, they made this worse.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy Powercord

    The only reason I'm here shopping is because my powercord only lasted about a year. The first one that came with the computer lasted about one and a half years. So now I'm buying my THIRD one in less than 3 years. At 75 dollars a whack - plus tax -- this is ridiculous! Apple computers are great, but the powercords are awful! Shame on you Apple! You're letting a little (but vital and absolutely essential) item ruin your good reputation!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    I am an advid user of Apple products. With that said, I own almost all products produced by Apple with the exception of a few items. I even convinced my parents to switch from archaic phones to iPhones after explaining how easy they are to use. However, this charger for my MacBook is nothing short of an absolute horrondeous design for a company as forthcoming and innovative as Apple. The narrow cord that connects to the charger pack and to the MacBook itself needs to be redesigned. I take care of my electronics and find it unacceptable for this cord to break, expose wires, spark and finally shock me and become nothing short of a fire hazard. I find it ridiculous that a replacement charger cost me $79 considering it could have started a fire with the spark it caused. Extremely disappointed in the engineering design of this charger pack for a company who is so innovative. I have a picture of the cord if necessary to validate my statement of the fire hazard as it is fried.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst laptop charger to exist!

    First off, I am a long-time windows user and switched to Apple products in late 2012. I have been pleased with their line of computers along with their software and hardware other than what seems like required maintenance issues every year... so let me explain. I am about to receive my 3rd charger in 3 YEARS from apple because of recalls and/or defects from this line of macbook pro chargers. The first time it happened was when the thin rubber wire connecting to the dock broke off suddenly leaving wires frayed. It happened in just one day there was absolutely no "wear and tear" or damage to the product whatsoever. Applecare thankfully fixed it and gave me a new charger.

    Then just recently I was sitting at my desk when all of the sudden my charger started smoking! I went to grab it in a hurry and burned my fingertips! The wires had overheated and caused a small fire to the rubber protective cover. There was even dark brown residue on the rubber cover from the sparks and/or fire! I sent pictures to Apple with all the following details and they are in the process of getting a new charger sent out. I have never regretted owning my macbook pro until now just because of a ridiculous charger issue. I may be switching back to windows if these issues with these chargers are NOT fixed. FIX YOUR DOCK CHARGERS APPLE BEFORE YOU GET A LAWSUIT!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst adapter ever

    I have to buy an adapter for my MacBook every 6 months.

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  • 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)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I absolutely love my MacBook Pro but these chargers are the worst. I have had my laptop for 6 years now and have had 4 chargers, with the most recent one almost starting a house fire. The cord melted out of nowhere and started smoking, thankfully I was home to notice this happening or it would have been a problem. Wish the adapter was up to the same standard as the laptop, especially given the price. I wasn't planning on spending $400 on power adapters for a $2000 computer. Ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IT'S TIME APPLE RECALLED & REPLACED THESE WITH SOMETHING BETTER

    When my first adapter showed what Apple call 'strain' i.e. the plastic wore away, exposed the wiring and eventually broke right off, I had no choice but to buy a new one. I went to extreme lengths to make sure I didn't put any strain on the 2nd one. But - lo and behold - it has happened again. I NEVER wrap the cable around he duck feet and I ALWAYS makes sure the cable is flowing straight out of the magnetic head but the plastic has once again eroded. I have checked on the Apple site and see you now have a mention of this in your troubleshooting section. This leads me to think that there must be lots and lots of people experiencing the same issue. I think this is a very poor design and given that there is no other way to power up your laptop once the battery has run down, this is something that needs to be addressed. Why should I have to keep replacing the adapter? And at £65 ($79) a go, it's unreasonable expensive for the usage one gets from it.

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