• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy quality

    • Written by from Stockholm

    Within a few months after purchase, on an adapter that isn't ever moved (I use my MBP mostly stationary), the rubber coating on the cable has turned into a soft putty that smears off at the softest touch. It has now disintegrated along much of the cable, showing internal wires. Had to buy a second adapter, which doesn't show a sign of the problem. Lousy material control at work here.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad Quality charger broke just outside warrantee

    • Written by from London

    I buy a top of the line Mac book pro, and the charge breaks... Just like everyone else here who is buying another one... Absolutely rubbish

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pops out all the time

    • Written by from Chalfont St Giles

    I loved my last MagSafe adapter for my old MacBook Air. Now, with the MagSafe 2, the design seems to have gone backwards. The weakness of the magnet and the way the plug now protrudes means that my plug is always popping out... which is super-frustrating. Please Apple can you fix this on your next itineration of this adapter?

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the worst one yet

    • Written by from Kallinge

    It overheated after 2 months and stopped working, got a free replacement. Another issue is that it's very prone to disconnect whenever you even just slightly move the MacBook.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third adapter in 3 months(!)

    • Written by from Achterveld

    Melted cable close to the adapter and two damaged cables because of a snap somewhere in the middle. Very poor respons of Apple dealer: you have to be more careful... I have been using Apple laptops since 2001. Never had to replace any of the adapters. Even de Magsafe-1 was ok. The Magsafe-2 is a total failure in my opinion. Wonder how Steve would have reacted...

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star too much

    • Written by from Keighley

    My charger has not lasted well. the AC connection side from the charger to the laptop has failed.
    It deteriorated very quickly in a matter of days, as well as being very very hot. the plastic white casing was infact tarnished form the heat.
    The cord deteriorated further the next day revealing the wire casing, then finally the inner plastic core. When I tried to press it together with my fingers to wrap it with electrical tape it burnt my fingers it was so hot, and upon fiddling more started to spark.
    My nearest apple store is over an hour away with no appointments for 5 days, or I can have a new one sent out against a credit card; which would then be charged depending on whether it was classed as "accidental" or "strain relief". Pathetic.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Go back to the "L"

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I'll be your first customer.

    The new one doesn't work in a lap, on a blanket, any surface that isn't flat. I like to surf in the AM with my legs crossed on my couch, and I have to hold the laptop at a 45 degree angle so my leg doesn't push the protruding charger up (and off). With my mid 2010 Macbook Air, the charger hugged the laptop body and exited the back. Never even thought about it being there. THATS a good charger.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly falls out

    • Written by from london

    The magsafe on my last Macbook Pro was an excellent piece of design. It stayed firmly in place unless yanked out from the socket - something that saved my machine from going crashing to the floor on a number of occasions. The L-shape attachment allowed it to fit snugly against the side of my machine and rarely if ever became unattached if knocked.

    The new magsafe 2 is a marked contrast. The slightest pull or knock pulls it from the socket and when I am using it on my lap I can guarantee that in the space of an hour it will fall out more than once. A really duff piece of design which is surprising from the Apple design team.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Quality

    • Written by from Broadstone

    I bought my top of the range Macbook pro last November (2013) and am delighted with the machine. It is beautiful and has worked flawlessly from day 1. I cannot understand why Apple have supplied such a beautiful machine with the shoddy tat that is the Power Supply. The cable began to fray after around 6 months and over the past couple of weeks the magnetic connector began to get extremely hot to the touch before simply stopping working over the weekend. This seems to be something of a theme with Apple products. I have had to buy at least 5 charging cables for my iPod classic. Apple equipment is extremely expensive (£65 to replace the Macbook power supply) is it too much to expect quality peripheries.

    Very disappointed

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality design

    • Written by from Woking

    I am now on my third Power adapter for my Macbook Pro Retina. After 12 months the cable frayed and split next to the adapter. I took extra care with the second however after only 9 months the cable melted next to the adapter while the battery was charging and I was running an intensive 3D application. Fortunately it was replaced under warranty.

    The adapter gets very hot while charging and running when the laptop is in use and the cable appears to be too thin for the max power consumption.

    Apple need to up the spec. of the cable and improve the design of the adapter.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak and Fragile

    • Written by from Lancaster

    This cable is a design failure!

    If you are using a laptop, there is a significant chance that you are a mobile person. That means you need to carry the cable with you for most of the times to charge the device. You may not have all the world's time to pack your cable and here comes the trouble: The end point of the thin part of adapter is so weak and fragile that eventually it frays and becomes useless!

    I am surprised how Apple overlooked when they designed this adapter. I am sorry but you cannot present such non-durable adapters to your customers!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger has broke after 13months

    • Written by from Bourne

    I absolutely love my mac laptop but after only having it for 13 months my charger has broke. Its not even a fuse that has gone in the plug itself, its the box onwards. It heats up a lot which I think is a main issue. Im really disappointed that I am now having to spend out on a new charger especially because I am a student, its very expensive for me.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality DC Cable

    • Written by from Addlestone

    Product gets too hot and the DC cable split in normal use after a short time (less than 2 years) in light use. Clearly a product which is "not fit for purpose" but Apple refuse to accept responsibility. Disgraceful.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0

    • Written by from London

    After 14 month every time I replace a fuse it blows up. Clearly badly designed and a disgrace when buying a mac book pro which doesn’t really come cheap. Not sure why I have to pay £65 to replace when it was clearly badly engineered. I would rate 0 star if I could.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe and Overheating!

    • Written by from ABERDEEN

    Apple needs to take some major notes from Dell on how sturdy their chargers are, i've had 3 chargers since i got my Mac Book Pro, thankfully i have the apple protection plan and just get a new one without having to pay. That being said, on 3 occassions, the wires have come off and completely naked, and there's a burn stain from overheating, you can smell it. This is really unsafe! It's not about making the charger look cute, but really spend some time to design a quality charger that users can depend on...Really disappointing Apple!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible Product

    • Written by from Dadar

    1) The charger is easily disconnected form the laptop. Even a small brush of the hand is enough to do it.
    2) The rubber coating of the wire is easily frayed and this compromises the whole charger. It will stop working.
    3) The body of the charger gets unbearably hot, and so does the charger pin.
    4) The charger will randomly stop working, even is nothing is wrong. You have plug-unplug it several times to get it working again.
    4) A replacement for this charger is equally ineffective, and also very expensive.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE!!!

    • Written by from london

    OK I paid £2000 plus for Mac. Im proud to say I'm on my 3rd charger. These chargers are not fit for purpose.....Im not saying don't buy the Mac because of that because its only the charger I have a problem with.....Not good apple!!!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps failing

    • Written by from Mountain View

    We have dozens of these at my office. The failure rate is incredible. 1-in-3 power adapters have failed in less than a year. Coming from Apple, I'm very surprised at the poor quality.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    big bang

    • Written by from SKARPNÄCK

    suddenly there was a bang from my magsafe 2 85 w charger and the green light in the connector went black. poor quality. hope apple support will give me a new one.. smells funny but no joke. haha.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable

    • Written by from St Austell

    The thickness of the cable is too thin, Just by having the cable on the floor and accidently catching it with my chair wheel split the insulation and is showing the metal wire. Not Good

    2 of 4 people found this useful