• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple, this thing is junk!

    Less than a year old and my charger just died! And to everyone that says we're handling them wrong, this thing rarely leaves my desktop. So it was just sitting there most of that time with no handling at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used with great care, but did not survive one year

    The thin part (the part with the magsafe) slowly breaks off at the adapter. The thick part is still in great shape though, so why did Apple choose to make this thin part so fragile? My Macbook is not even a year old and I always used the adapter with great care (though I do travel on a daily basis). If I need to do this every year, owning a Macbook becomes very expensive..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give 0 stars if I could.

    Apple needs to fire the engineer who designed this cord. This is my FOURTH TIME purchasing this freaking power cord in THREE YEARS because it keeps fraying at the weak points (at the brick and the connector). PLEASE do us all a favor and REDESIGN this charger.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such bad quality

    I've had issues with Apple chargers in the past, but this one takes the cake. As someone who is very careful with their charger, I am disappointed in how quickly the coating of mine wore down.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable failed just behind magnetic head

    As with so many other reviewers here, this charger is the poorest quality Apple product that we have ever owned. Just made it through the warrentee period, before the cable started to disintegrate just behind the magnetic head. Shame on you Apple! As customers we pay premium prices for premium, robust products and this adapter should have been a recall replaced free of charge.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless!

    I like the old style better. This one constantly disconnects at the slightest movement. I can't even sit down w/ this in my lap because the cord constantly just falls off. The magnet is not as strong as the old style charger. Which by the way I'm going to purchase. If it isn't broke. Don't "fix" it, Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design and Quality

    This really is not a well designed product. I have had the 2013 MBP for a little over two years, and rarely use the adapter. It has been wrapped as advised (HT201600) and stored in a protected bag compartment. I carefully rewrap the cable every time I do use it.

    Some tips:

    - design the cord so that the cable is properly protected when wrapped
    - design the cord so it's obvious how to wrap it (although even this doesn't seem to work)

    That's it. Simple huh?

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third time's a charm...

    Headed to the Apple store today to purchase my third charger for my two year old computer. The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter gets extremely hot. It doesn't matter if it's floating magically in the air, it still gets extremely hot. The cord that connects from the MagSafe to the computer is also fried. My first cord I was a little careless... plugging it in here and there, allowing the cords to fall freely. My second charger I was a lot more cautious with. Allowing it to be plugged into one plug. Sit in one space and lay a certain way, as to not bend, move, or even breathe in fear of splitting the cords. It didn't matter... my cord has split and needs to be replaced. So disappointing when spending nearly $3,000 on a laptop.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd in 2 years

    Terrible design & expensive to replace.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable at all

    Could give a 0-star if possible. Merely one year has passed and the end of the cord that connects to the power adaptor is done, worn out totally. I suggest those Apple engineers: 1. redesign this adaptor, instead of a whole "adaptor+cord" design, make it detachable with small parts (adaptor, cord with USB interface, etc.), the part that are easily worn out (e.g. the cord) should be replaced separately at its own cost; 2. please make its quality match its price.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable

    Unfortunately, I've had to buy several chargers for my macbook pro. The cable is weak, and the plastic sheath breaks down fast, revealing the inner shielding. The chargers should last at least as long as the computer lasts! Seeing as so many people have this issue, apple should replace them for customers having these issues!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed within one year

    My laptop is just a few months past being 1 year old. I just finished paying the whole thing off, and now the charger has completely failed in the course of one week. I'm furious. The laptop sits on a desk at home all day - it's not like I've been putting it through any extreme abuse, unless simply unplugging and replugging the charger from the laptop occasionally is more than it can take. In the past, my other chargers lasted for years under tougher conditions. I hope my new Macbook Pro isn't as cheaply made as this thing is.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    Disappointed with the quality of this power adaptor. It frankly is a safety hazard. The casing has broken down and the wires are exposed at the base of the adaptor (wish I could attach a picture). Further, the adaptor becomes very warm. I feel it is a fire hazard. Out of fear for myself and my neighbors, I am forced to replace this shoddy product. There are much cheaper options available online without the AC cord (this portion of the cord is fine) however I am leery to mix and match products. I have only owned this product for 28 months and with a purchase price of over $1400 I had expected much more. A very inferior charger for a superior computer. Apple, I am disappointed.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality!!

    I am buying a new power adapter every year, and I am not happy about it! This is my 3rd one. They are not cheap! I like the magnetic attachment, but this product is designed very poorly. There really isn't any alternative to getting another one when the old one stops working.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    I recently got my first ever Macbook. Overall, extremely disappointed in the whole Apple experience, but this charging cable has got to be the worst thing about it by far. Falls apart before 1 year of use (I work from home by the way, so the most travel with it is from my office to my bedroom or kitchen down the hall). The cheap, ugly white coating on the cord cracks and disintegrates. The "magsafe technology" is flimsy and ineffective. The plug falls out at any small bump, which makes it impossible to charge unless you're sitting at a desk. Before even one year of use, my port has also become uncleanable and unusable. The light comes on, but it will no longer charge. Yep, this is a product that needs to be replaced every single year - and only for $80.00!

    Before switching from Windows laptops to Apple, I never had an issue with a charger in my life. They never stopped charging, they didn't physically fall apart...they were totally reliable. Not that hard to do. This POS is possibly the worst charger of all time. I'm so done with Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wore out very quickly

    I had faith in Apple until all of my cords started falling apart: power cords, headphones, etc. I have treated my power adapter very kindly and yet it broke after 2 years. Not only is this a huge waste of money, but also highly environmental impactful. Get with it, Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one

    Both my original cord and the one I bought a year ago did the same thing. The coating on the cord degraded, went sticky then started falling off the cord. Bare wire is not a good thing. I mended the first split with electrical tape but the 'crud' just kept getting worse.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I've used Apple for more than 20 years. I've never had anything from Apple that caused more trouble. I'm on my second adapter and cord, and I need another one because the wires inside the cord are now exposed. I would prefer not to get shocked or have the house burn down because of this. It now gets pretty hot. Replacing it is not easy. $79 is a lot of money for me to have to spend on something that is now being replaced for the third time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst part

    Lousy quality, area around connector wore out very quickly and now cable is broken. Very disappointing since it is also expensive

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever!

    I've already had three in the last 5 years and I have to buy a new one again now! They're very expensive. Shame on you, Apple! This is the last product I'll ever buy from you.

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