• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    prone to fraying

    • Written by from San Jose

    the magsafe 2 end frayed and its wires are exposed. this seems to happen a lot with lightning cables as well. my charger lasted about 14 months before it started to fray on me. i have square trade so i think they will replace it. make sure to get applecare for all your apple devices!!!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues here

    • Written by from Rio Rancho

    Maybe the magnet on mine is better than most, but I have absolutely no issues with the cord disconnecting inadvertently like so many others. I actually have a little trouble disconnecting it without getting a good grip on the connector.

    Only time will tell if I have the cord issues that everyone else talks about, but the biggest factor in the cause of this that I can see is the built in cord management. Those little finger things don't have rounded edges and cause the cord to be kinked in an awkward way, so it puts a lot of stress on it. When I have to take mine somewhere, I do use this method for now, but I wrap it really loosely because of all the complaints I've read.

    As for price: I'm really not sure what the complaining is about. You spend over a grand on a laptop and are complaining about an $80 power adapter? I don't think it's all that bad compared to the $130 I had to spend to get an extra adapter for my Lenovo. On the other hand, I CAN see the problem with spending it over and over as many have mentioned in their reviews.

    For now, I give this a good review. I can assure you that if I have issues with it, I'll be back to edit this review.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dumb design

    • Written by from CALISTOGA

    This design was out several years ago and was replaced by a flush attachment so no more sticking out, no more hitting it with my coffee cup, my books, my papers, etc.. I just picked up a couple of MacBook Airs and noticed they have gone back to the old dysfunctional design. Already I've knocked it off the computer and have to make way for the power cord that now sticks straight out from the computer. It's awkward and unsightly. I listen to all the complaints about the MagSafe and I've has so many MacBooks, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs yet never a problem with the power supply except for the wearing out of the cord on this kind of design. Why would Apple go back to a design that was already proven no good? I don't get it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power cord ever invented since the dawn of time...

    • Written by from Mountain Brk

    Words cannot express the level of disdain that I have for this POS power cord. I have yet to own a macbook cord that didn't develop a tear/hole within less than a year of use, so there's that unacceptably poor quality standard that exists with this cord as well as all the others that contributes to my 1-star review. But what really sends this one over the edge is the fact that the slightest movement of the laptop will cause the cord to pop out. This is a LAPTOP cord, for gosh sakes -- even the name suggests that its primary usage will not be on a steady level surface. SO why in the world would they change the design from the prior version and make it 1000 times WORSE by making it so susceptible to separation? It absolutely will not stay in the charging port if I have it in my lap and anything is touching it. Seriously, on a day when I'm working from home on my laptop in bed or on the sofa, I bet I have to reattach the cord 100 times. I loathe this version of an already low-quality product. And now I need a new one because of course there is a tear, and I better get one soon before I accidentally electrocute myself with the exposed wires. Ugh. Hate it hate it hate it. $4000 computer that I love, with an $80 POS charger that's worth about $1. That is all I can say about it. Would give it negative stars if I could.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the problem?

    • Written by from GARDNER

    I can't imagine what people are doing with their chargers to have so much trouble. I've had mine for three years of moderate use with no issues at all. Maybe the cords are fraying because the flip out "fingers" for wrapping the cord put too much stress on it. I have always just wrapped the cord around my fingers and put a rubber band around it because that's the way it fits best in my case. I also find the magnet to be strong enough for normal use. The only time it has disconnected is when i have tripped over it, just as it is supposed to do.
    I have no complaints.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worthy of Savvy Apple Customers

    • Written by from Oviedo

    The DC connector constantly falls away from the computer with very minimal resistance so that you are using the battery even when you thought you were plugged in. The weight of the cord itself seems enough to detach it. (Looking at it seems to be enough resistance.) Had I known this about the cable, I would not have "upgraded" my computer. I gave my 2013 MacBook Pro with the previous MagSafe cord to my daughter. I'm thinking about trading computers. Shame on Apple for not correcting this problem. The previous cord (L-shaped MagSafe) was better than this MagSafe 2, but all of their cords are poorly designed. I never would have thought I'd suggest Apple look to PC's for ideas on how to improve!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rips apart

    • Written by from cleveland

    This charger breaks and rips so easily. And it is CRAZY EXPENSIVE. I had a pc for 4 years and not once did I need to replace the charger. Shame on you apple for not fixing this problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design of T-Shape Connector

    • Written by from South Grafton

    When I first bought my MacBook Pro and took a look at the MagSafe 2 T-connector I could see the T shape was going to be trouble. Changing the connector design from the L-shape that is parallel and thus out of the way to one that sticks straight out inviting the user to knock it to see how easy it can be disconnected was a mistake. Jony, Apple design is phenomenal; however, this is one big step backwards. Although it lasted my than a year, the conductor broke right through the insulation. Good thing it is carrying only a low voltage current there might have been electrical burns to users.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    • Written by from Louisville

    I am about to buy my third charger for my Macbook 13 - although I am sick of paying $80 for new chargers, it is not due to the charger being bad or falling out or not working. Our new puppy has chewed all of my chargers in half, including two iPhone chargers as well! Other than this crazy pup, I think the charger is fine and works perfectly for me. Matter of fact, my laptop charges so fast that it doesn't even need to be on that long. And even then, the battery lasts a couple days. All in all, I like the charger - I don't think the L shape or T shape really matters. People really shouldn't be upset about the charger being $80, it's not surprising at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design apple has ever come up with

    • Written by from Mahone Bay

    It seems to work fine from a functional perspective, but the 'connector' disconnects at the slightest movement and before you know it you are out of juice or the extended screen turns off!

    The original magsafe design was much better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this will be the last mac I buy

    • Written by from baltimore

    Ive had to get a new charger 4 times now. The quality seems to decrease each time. They are not Improving this product. It seems like they are using cheaper materials as the years go by ontop of it being a terrible design to begin with. I am switching to microsoft when it comes time to buy a new computer. This is offensive.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    • Written by from Mapleton

    I can't understand how Apple is able to create such wonderful products and then ship them with terrible power adapters.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Electric shock! dangerous!

    • Written by from Milton keynes

    they need to replace these for free, the plastic started peeling off the wire after less than 6 months. my macbook now gives me electric shocks if its charging and i am holding an iphone charging from another socket.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Warrenton

    I am a student and I was studying during finals week when the charger decided to break on me. Talk about the worst timing in the world. I was so stressed already and I didn't know I had to worry about my computer charger. I love the computer so much, why would I assume that the charger would be an issue? So flimsy it broke very easily. Never actually wind it around the charger, even though thats what it is advertised to do.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Adapter

    • Written by from South Riding

    This is my THIRD power adapter. The first one just stopped working. The second one overheated causing frayed, black, burnt, exposed wires. VERY DISAPPOINTED in the product. Until Apple designs another power cord that does not require me to buy one every year, I will not be purchasing another MacBook.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls apart after a year

    • Written by from Elgin

    For a $2000 computer, I expect the charger to last more than a year. As many of the other reviewers noted, my charger also frayed where the cable connects to the box and no longer works. Unacceptable for an apple product; after 2+ years of bad reviews I'd expect that this should have been taken care of by now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter garbage!

    • Written by from Hillsborough

    Wow, I thought that Dell made junk power supplies. This thing didn't last a year before the ground shield started to separate. You'd figure after seeing so many negative comment that Apple would step up and fix this piece of junk. Too bad the laptop is nice.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe 2 power adapter for my 13" MacBook (late 2016)

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    This power adapter was purchased in Sept 2006 with my new 13" MacBook and finally died in April 2015 of a shorted out grounding shield. The adapter was not attached to the laptop when it shorted and began smoldering. I suppose 9 years is pretty good longevity on the device, but I am glad we smelled the burning before it caught the house on fire. Never leave this product plugged in and unattended while you are out of the house. Unplug it unless you are close by to keep an eye on it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from Toronto

    I take very special care of my MBP charger as I have had painful experiences with Mac chargers for the past 10 years. I never wind it up too tight and always make sure to leave some slack. However, I'm still finding that after 2 years of purchasing my MBP Retina, the plastic around the wire has started tearing. Very soon I will have a lot of problems with charging it which is such a headache. A power adapter should last at least 4-5 years.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    • Written by from North Kingstown

    Once again, Apple offers another terrible charger. These break just as often as their phone chargers do. Convinced Apple makes these out of the worst materials so their customers have to continue buying things from them. You'd think after spending $3,000 on my Macbook pro I would receive a quality charger, thanks again, Apple.

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