• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook's weak link

    • Written by from Stonington

    I'm ordering my third or fourth charger/cord in four years. This one lasted under a year; definitely not on par with Apple's other standards.Since I'm paying $79, which seems like quite a lot for a power cord (once a year at this point) I'm an unhappy customer ordering yet another one since I don't see an alternative. And just weeks ago I lent my charger to friends (2 separate parties) who had the same problem. This has been the MacBook's weak link for several years now, it gets mostly negative reviews, but doesn't get fixed. This is a bit baffling and frustrating. Hate to spend the money on yet another charger that probably won't last, but I don't have much choice.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Upset

    • Written by from MERRITT ISLAND

    I am now on my 3rd one of these and yet again it is starting to go bad after not even a year. It always happens the same way. They start out great.. and eventually you have to mess with it to get it to charge, and then it just goes. I HATE these stupid things. I complain every time I've had to replace, but nothing gets done about it. $80 is WAAY to much for these pieces of junk. They need to give these things out for free.. soo frustrated, especially when you're a broke college student who NEEDS a computer!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time for adapter #4

    • Written by from LITCHFIELD

    I seriously want Apple to reconsider their fabulous design. I now need to buy my fourth adapter in two years. At this rate I could buy a new (pc) laptop. How hard would it be to use an adapter like all the other laptops use? I have no issues with those breaking, twisting, coming disconnected, or simply failing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible problem that Apple seems to not care about

    • Written by from Charlotte Hall

    every single one of these chargers is flawed. they are bound to break no matter what. i took extremely good care of mine and it worked like a charm for about a year. Then the brick started heating up to insane/unsafe temperatures. This charger is definitely a fire hazard. The smaller cable at the brick side started to break all at once. over about a 2-3 day process the charger was completely broken. the cable got to such an intense amount of heat, i could see the rubber burning off of it and could smell it burning. Without any mishandleing on my behalf, the sheilding became completely frayed and there is no longer a connection. i would go in and rewire it myself if only i could open the brick up, it seems as if it is impossible to open. Very unsafe product. Very horrible product overall.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets one star because I can't give it zero stars.

    • Written by from Brighton

    This is the third magsafe cable i've had to replace in less than 2 years - each time it has turned yellow at the magnetic connector end, then become loose and baggy, and finally split. I treat this thing with kid gloves and the computer remains docked most of the time. This is ridiculous and means I have to buy a new charger every 7 months or so. Clearly this is a design flaw - there is almost no strain relief at the connector end allowing the insulation sheath to creep down the wire, and separate causing it to split. This could easily be remedied by making the outer sheath that goes into the metal magsafe housing longer.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would have given 0 star if I could

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have a 2009 MacBook pro and it's in great shape.

    Too bad I'm about to buy my 3rd charger. It's ridiculously cheap and fragile.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible power cord

    • Written by from St. Albert

    Cord falls apart at the connector. Waste of money and potentially dangerous.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord is HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Fort Lee

    My husband's cord started fraying several months ago. I hardly use my computer as my kids are always on it and found out today that mine was completely dead. I had no idea it was even damaged in the first place. I only figured it out when I happened to get on it and noticed that for some reason my battery was not only being used but it was about to die and now I have no way to charge it. Then I go to see how much it will be to get a new one and see it is $80. That is expensive, especially when I see that this appears to be a very frequent problem with many other customers. I am highly disappointed that such a poor quality product is being used on a expensive computer. Not happy! I would give it zero stars if I could but that isn't an option.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic adapter from Apple... did not expect it

    • Written by from Bangalore

    My adapter is just within 1 year and it started shorting and long back it had been giving flickering issues. The charger when connected to the laptop would not charge some times. It used to flicker. The cable design is so bad that it is very susceptible to shorting. It can easily wear and tear and not suitable for rough use. When we have to spend so much on a charger, the customer expects that it lasts long and is of good quality. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Request Apple to do a better job at cable design (use tough kevlar cables)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst design by Apple

    • Written by from Bhagalpur

    It hurts to see such flaws by apple.. the wire twists and breaks easily…and u need to buy it every once and again…

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spring not working, little smoke came out charging point

    • Written by from agra

    out of four pins, spring of outer 2 pins not working, so those two pins are little indented inwards, its very tough to charge with it now, few days back little smoke came out of charging point on laptop.
    I don't know what to do.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i literally need to replace my charger every 6 month...

    • Written by from kent

    bought my macbook in 2011 and i have replaced the chargers for 3 times. this will be the fourth time me spending 80 dollars to buy a replacement charger. come on apple!!! i dont mean to criticize, but 4 chargers in less than 3 years is ridiculous. not to mention, it costs 80 bucks each.
    apple really needs to rethink the design of these chargers.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke. Frayed END. Low quality.

    • Written by from Dayton

    The electrical cord near the computer end frayed. The wire split open. Low quality. I had to wrap it in electrical tape. Amazing Apple would sell something of such low quality. Destroys their reputation. Don't they get it? Obviously ZERO quality control.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Magsafe design patently defective

    • Written by from Beaumaris

    Dear Apple, are you listening to your users? Because after living with your new Magsafe design for the past three years and looking at the hundreds of bad reviews received for the latest Magsafe in that time, one can only wonder if you are. As we all know, Apple designs are legendary in simplicity and effectiveness. Sadly not so for the L-shape magsafe. This design has two critical flaws;

    1. The L-shape arrangement means the cord constantly flexes sharply, wearing out the insulation and ultimately causing a short and failure of the whole power supply. Thus is the manner in which I recently lost my Macbook pro's Magsafe.

    2. The L-shape, because of the shear forces involved, does not achieve what it's supposed to do, namely release instantly if someone trips over the cord. Thus is the manner in which my Macbook has just been pulled off the desk onto the floor, prompting me to write this review. The old T-shape design achieved this release perfectly. Why change a winning team?

    At $93 a pop, buying new Magsafe adaptors every two or three years is not much fun. Meanwhile my 7 year old T-magsafe from my first Macbook continues to work perfectly.

    Otherwise a happy Mac fan as always.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i would have given 0 stars.

    • Written by from Barcelona

    70 Euros for a charger with a cable that breaks after a few months? Really? Fix this. Really.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, why?

    • Written by from Miami

    I've went through so many chargers in my Macbook's short existence. I treat my devices with the care you would expect from someone who travels a lot. These chargers should be made to last more than a few months without shorting out or breaking on the ends. For an $80 charger it would be expected, wouldn't it?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    • Written by from Orange

    Like so many others, I'm on to my third power adapter. I won't be buying another macbook unless and until Apple improve this product. I don't even move my macbook around much (and never use it for travel), so fatigue due to repeated movement is absurd. I'm surprised a class action hasn't been brought against Apple for this shoddy product. I love my macbook but this repeated failure in a fundamental component is insane.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by from Leesburg

    The cable has frayed after just four months, which is ridiculous. These are meant to be flexed and yet somehow just wrapping the cable up has destroyed the coating in 3 places. And because the cable is attached to the adapter I will have to replace the entire thing for $80 just because of failure of a part that costs no more than $3. I thought I was unique in my problems, but after reading the reviews for this it is obvious that I am not alone.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not durable

    • Written by from DERBY

    My mac is about 4 years old and this is my 3rd charger. The cord disintegrates through normal use. I don't even move my charger cable around much and it always goes bad. Apple really need to forget having a so called elegant looking thin cord and get a thicker more durable one. For saying how much the macbook pro itself cost and then to get replacement things like chargers £65 is bad. These chargers should really be no more the £20 as you have to keep replacing them. All apple chargers in my house do not stand the test of time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    • Written by from Singapore

    Just like everyone else's, the cable has frayed and become almost useless.

    The design has been like this for some time, so why has Apple not redesigned this. Clearly this is an inherent problem. Given all the negative feedback they should realise they need to address this.

    This is a lot of money to spend on something that should not had arisen.

    1 of 1 people found this useful