• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ABOUT TO BUY CHARGER NUMBER 3

    • Written by from westcliff-on-sea

    Number 3 for this model Mac, my 5th additional apple charger to date. Shoddy piece of equipment. It literally explodes. It's like it has a timer built in set to go exactly every 16 months. You have no choice but to replace it with the same again. If someone else makes a charger for them I'm interested.

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    horrible

    • Written by from New York

    too big. keeps falling off.

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    Overheats

    • Written by from PETERBOROUGH

    Even in a reasonably well ventilated room, these chargers begin to have overheating problems after about the ~18mo. mark (if not before)

    They become *incredibly* hot - as in, you can't even hold the thing. Mine actually continued to work while in this state, until it suddenly shut off and stopped charging my macbook. I was confused, went over to it, and as soon as I touched it... yeah. I realised why it had stopped working. Hot enough you could probably boil an egg on it (and considering its entirely plastic, the fact the exterior can get so incredibly hot says something about how hot the 'core' must be)

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    Why reinvent something that was nearly perfect already (design wise)

    • Written by from Montreal

    I honestly prefer the MagSafe "L" than the 2. I can't have my laptop plugged while using it on my lap with my legs crossed (indian sit), the plug just comes off! I don't know about you but I sometimes work in this position and now I can't unless I unplug my MacBook or put some type of a pillow on my lap so the laptop can rest on it... I guess Apple forgot this test case... To make matters worse, I can't even use the MagSafe 1 with the new retina versions. I now have to always bring the plug with me when I could've easily leave one at work and at home. Instead, they reap us off by making us buy another adapter.

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    A Bad Joke

    • Written by from Oxford

    Considering the cost of Apple products, you would expect the cable not to be shredded within 9 months of purchase. A huge disappointment to an otherwise good product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd One Of These Now.... What A Load of Rubbish

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    As the title states, this is the third one of these I have had to buy in 2 years. The cable gets disconnected at the end of each day and plugged back in at the start. It does not get unplugged from the mains, and yet still, the plastic covering has deteriorated and is dangerously exposing bare wire at both the magsafe end and the adapter itself. Had exactly the same problem with the original magsafe power adapter on a previous Mac Book Pro I had. Considering this a £3000 bit of kit I use, I expect the power cable to be of a much better design. Personally I will now consider buying in a purpose built linux laptop instead of a Macbook, mainly because Apple refuse to replace this faulty/poorly designed piece of equipment. Got them to replace one about 5 years ago but spent the entire day on the phone before Apple agreed to replace it. It's cheaper for me to buy a new one then waste my time trying to draw blood from a stone. I can see another class settlement being issued on this and so it should. Only rated 1 star as this was the minimum it would allow, more like -5 stars.

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    RUBBISH

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    Like everyone else says, this power supply is dreadful. Overheats and has stopped working after 16 months. Time for a redesign, methinks... oh, and yeah, a refund would be handy. £65?!?!?!?

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    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Decatur

    I think Apple needs to talk with Dell on how to build a Power Supply that last. These things were not built to last if you are a business travel and pack it away a lot.

    The sad part is Apple won't replace them.

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    Not good...

    • Written by from Løgumkloster

    After spending a little over 2500£ I would have expected the charger to hold longer than 14 months... I hope Apple refunds it...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    • Written by

    It is so easy for the charger to fall out. The MagSafe charger is so much better than the MagSafe 2. It also overheats. This is in no way an upgrade. This one sticks out and is so weak.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Think twice before buying

    • Written by from Wigan

    Got one of these with a £2K macbook pro, laptop is brilliant charger is fragile at best. Charger never had any abuse only wall charging generally when not in use and only used around the home i.e. not ravelled up into a bag/case and unravelled where you could expect some stress to the cable and connection point. Had the product around a year and the outer jacket split and the inner cable started to fray, strands break to a point where it started to short circuit and failed. Took it back to the store who were not interested at best claiming it had been pulled. I bought another new one at the extortionate price charged so not a satisfied customer. Bought lots of apple product over the years because it is generally good quality ahead of the game reliable technology but this charger is terrible. If you are unfortunate enough to own one of these, protect the cable entry to the plug socket because if you touch it you will be disappointed.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wrong shape

    • Written by from London

    the actual piece of metal that attaches to the computer simply comes off too much. Because, due to the shape of the charger, the wire comes straight out of the side of the computer when the charger is attached, it is very easily unhooked or unhinged. I never experienced this problem with the second version of the magsafe 1 adapter, the one that was cylindrical. On the old charger the wire went out behind the computer and was never really knocked out. This design is flawed though. The charger does also get very very hot.

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    Falls out all the time!

    • Written by from AUCKLAND

    This is a really big retrogression from the original Magsafe connector. The main problem is with the magnetic piece which attaches to the side of the Macbook Pro. It's too tall and square, and the magnet is too weak. This means it falls out constantly. It would be fine in a situation where the laptop is used like a desktop computer, never being moved from a flat desk surface, but it's a laptop, so it gets moved around and used in various situations. This results in it being pulled out by a slight movement of the cable, or pushed out by a slight push on the connector.

    Also, the plastic the cable is made of is a horrible stiff plastic, which doesn't twist and bend very easily. Not like nice soft silicone "wet noodle" type cable at all. It feels cheap, and like it won't last well.

    And finally, the waste heat produced by the transformer itself is intense. It can't be a very efficient design considering how much waste heat pumps out of this thing! This magsafe power adapter lets the whole Macbook Pro Retina device down.

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  • 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.

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    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

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    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?

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    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.

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    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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful