• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Bites the Dust

    • Written by from Cape Elizabeth

    nuff said

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously? Broken again?

    • Written by from Overland Park

    It seems Apple and Belkin are the only electronics companies that can't come up with cables that don't crack and short. Then apple charges $80 for the poorest quality cable on the market. All the traveling with my Windows laptops and I've never had a broken power cord. I don't get it. I felt like an idiot for buying the last $80 cord, now I'm frustrated enough to let the battery die and move on.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another vote for a detachable cable.

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I have two of these power supplies and both are frayed between the power block and the computer. It ought to be detachable/replaceable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "IT JUST (DOESN'T) WORK"

    • Written by from Desert Hot Springs

    Have you read the TONS of complaints? ? ?
    I'm sure YOU have.

    Has anyone reported a FIRE yet. . . SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    Time to DO SOMETHING Apple with this KNOWN defect.

    Spend some of OUR hard earned money and engineer something that
    JUST WORKS! ! !

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sick of this.

    • Written by from Jupiter

    I am waiting for my FOURTH charger to come in the mail. FOURTH (and this isn't even the start of my problems with hardware on this computer, but we'll save that for another review). I purchased this Macbook pro in April 2011, and the charger/charging cables never last more than a year and a half. $85x4=$340. You can buy an entirely new computer for that. Sorry, Apple. I truly love OSX and I have had a great time with this laptop, but until you improve the quality of this product, I'm afraid it'll be my last.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design, poor quality, outrageous price

    • Written by from Seattle

    First, it's crazy that I have to replace the entire power brick just because the cord is frayed. Terrible design.

    Second, I have babied this cable since day 1. Can't believe how easily it fell apart. Terrible quality.

    Third, $80. What?!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fascistic, never let me down

    • Written by from CLAREMONT

    This cable is still working even after 4 years of abuse. The only marks are from the puppy chewing it. I don't understand how all of you say the cable frays. What are you doing to your cables

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU APPLE

    • Written by from Carlton

    You pride yourself in making high qulity products and treating your customers with the respect they deserve yet you design one of the worst charging adapters ever made.

    100% of customers have this problem but you have done nothing to help solve the problem! How environmentally unfriendly it is to throw away these chargers every 8 months!! Get with the program apple!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed

    • Written by from Cobham

    I'm beginning to feel that buying a Macbook Pro is the worst decision I've ever made! Have to buy an adapter for everything, and everything is so ridiculously over-priced. And on top of this, the items are simply not reliable!

    Ive had my Macbook Pro nearly 2 years and I'm now on my 3rd adapter. What is so very very poor though is that so many others have written exactly the same and NOTHING has been done about it. Poor.

    I'm going to buy Sony Vaio's from now on - so much better and cheaper than Apple products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It isn't rocket Surgery..... :( - have plug-in replaceable mag-tip cords

    • Written by from Red Deer

    So Apple has weak cords that disintegrate & fray rapidly, even if pampered or never rolled up and handled...

    Why then do they not design the Power Brick with replaceable magtip cords - from the power brick to the mag-tip at the device. Much like replacing an iPhone 4s cord without replacing the existing charger block...

    I would much prefer to have a spare cord that plugs into the power brick than have to BUY the replacement cord and power brick - when the power brick is functioning fine - it's the d^%* cord!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS CHARGER IS BAD IN EVERYWAY

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I am so glad, I purchased AppleCare.
    Yet again even with applecare its still hard to get a replacement charger from apple.
    Its ridiculous you explain to them that you was charging your mac and the power adapter exposed nearly lifting off the ground.
    bare in mind there are no flails or damage to the cable.
    After about 3-4months of use.
    Apple try to make you pay for a new charger even with applecare.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it

    • Written by from San Diego

    I constantly have to replace the charger - the outer later easily breaks away and the cord becomes messed up to the point where I can only charge if it's at a certain angle.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality adapter design and no remedy from Apple for far too long!

    • Written by from Syndey

    My problem is the totally poor quality of the design of your MagSafe Power Adapters.
    This is the third one that I have had to buy in the past 3 years.
    The design flaw is that there is only minimum reinforcement on the cord which comes out of the power-square itself (the magnetic plug side). And they break with alarming regularity!
    I know that you've been aware of this design flaw for some time (as attested to by the huge number of complaints registered about your adapter products on your own Customer Review sites - where only 11% of customers are 'Satisfied' with this product, and many have commented that they only gave you one star simply because zero stars wasn't given as an option!

    For the life of me I can't figure out why a huge company such as Apple, which is known for its innovative approach to virtually everything else, has allowed this glaring bad design fault to persist for so long.
    The problem is further compounded by the fact that your replacement adapters cost $100 (Aust)!
    As many customers have already noted in their low-rated reviews, could it possibly be that replacement adapters are such a good little earner for your company that you have intentionally refused to improve the design of this most obvious design flaw? I would hope not, but that increasingly seems to be Apple's attitude.

    Given that I have now had to pay for three expensive new adapters in the space of just three years, I have decided that when I have to replace my Macbook later this year, I will probably have to choose a non-Apple product, which is a shame because aside from this adapter situation I'm very happy with the Macbook itself.
    Is there no way that you can remedy this situation for me?
    Either re-enforce the cord (which should be simple to do) or make your replacement adapters significantly cheaper? Otherwise you've lost this formally loyal Apple customer for good!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please hear us...

    • Written by from Santa Rosa de Copan

    Apple's MagSafe Power Adapter has to be one of Macs greatest failure.
    I'm not going to be redundant in stating all the flaws this product posses.
    But this item is truly expensive when we need to substitute it (which is often; for me 3 in less than 12 months...)
    It is a poorly design cable which always frays around the power tip and renders my Mac computer useless.
    It is annoying that a serious company as yours keeps their costumers so unhappy with such a bad product at a ridiculous price!
    As many have stated... "PLEASE..." make cords replaceable and keep us in your team.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible charger

    • Written by from orange

    i'm on my 3rd power charger. the magnetic cost frays and comes apart with time.. i always have to wiggle the connector to get power.

    it seems that this issue is common with many people and all these chargers should be recalled.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality/Design issues- Very disappointing, Apple

    • Written by from Austin

    I've had to replace my macbook pro's charger four times since 2009. I'm pretty careful with the adapter, and I never wrap the wire up or swing it around. Despite my efforts to be careful, the wire always frays near the power brick or near the magnetic connector. Charging $80 for this adapter should be criminal. Plan on spending $80 for a new charger very year or year and half. Apple needs to improve the quality of this product!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For something so expensive, I'd expect a longer life

    • Written by from Kansas City

    This is the second magsafe adapter that has frayed in the five years I've owned my MacBook. It absolutely astounds me that for $80, Apple cannot deliver a reliable piece of equipment that doesn't fray. I'd buy another one, but for the price, I'm half way to buying a Chromebook.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's new "green" wire insulation is complete garbage

    • Written by from garden grove

    The wire insulation is crumbling apart at both ends of the DC cord on my ~2 year old 85W Magsafe. I always take very good care of cords, probably why mine has lasted as long as it has. In fact, the original Magsafe adapter on my 2006 vintage MBP has never done this, not to mention the long string of ThinkPads I've owned that never had a problem with the power cords.

    This is not a cable handling problem, the new BFD-free insulation, or whatever-free it is, is just complete JUNK.

    Apple needs to step up to the plate and fix this problem. I'm not about to pay another $80 for a new adapter that's just gonna do the same thing in a couple years. I'll be cracking this one open soon, and replacing the cable with something that will last.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm really sick of this.

    • Written by from Mason

    I'm writing this review after having to buy a THIRD charger after the first two broke. They never tell you that you'll have to pay an $85(after tax) dollar fee a year just because you want to use a Macbook Pro laptop. Yes, a year, because that's how long these things last. And all of mine have broken the same way –frayed cords. Is it too crazy for them to design cords that don't have this same stupid error? I mean, just look at the thing: the cord that connects into your computer is so thin and flimsy. It can barely handle the force of its magnet connection!

    On my old charger, when the cord showed the first signs of tear, I did try to save it. I taped the thing up. Electrical tape. I wrapped that thing like a Christmas present. When new tears appeared, I'd tape those up too. This kept the charger going for about three more months. But just yesterday, the little green light on the connector went out –and it never came back. The area of the cord near the charger adapter had brown scorch marks where the wires had burnt out.

    I've never had this issue with any other laptop charger, so it's completely unfair that I have to buy a new charger each year simply because I'm on a Macbook Pro. It's an unreasonable expense. The darn notebook itself costed over a thousand dollars! How much more are they going to bleed out of me?

    Judging from the reviews, this problem has lasted for a while. And the fact that they've neglected it for this long is a display of laziness –and sheer greed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My wallet rinsed by Apple

    • Written by from Norwich

    So the adapter that came with my MBP finally gave in after three years. Three years! After an infuriatingly parting with £65 for a plug at the Kingston Apple store, the new one that came out of the box seemed even more poorly made than my original. I am currently looking after the store receipt like a winning lottery ticket. Compared with my 6 year old Lenovo's adaptor - which has still literally ZERO wear despite being utilized across three continents - this thing is pathetic.

    You know what power adaptor of mine also works? The one to my MEGADRIVE. Yep, I bought the good ol' Sega Megadrive years ago - second hand. This thing was abused! Chucked into the bottom of my backpack everyday after school to go round my mates and play Olympic Gold, with not so much as a velcro cord wrap for comfort. It survived parties, being tripped over, ripped out, coke spilt on it. It still works TWENTY YEARS LATER.

    So well done Apple. You've sold me a £65 version of something 8 times as worse as something I bought second hand twenty years ago.

    Amateurs.

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