• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the freakin' deal with these power adapters?

    • Written by from Lafayette

    How does Apple get away with these god awful power supplies? Why do we put up with it?

    NEVER AGAIN. When this Macbook finally dies (or I can't freaking find a POWER SUPPLY THAT CAN CHARGE IT), I'm jumping ship. My first Apple was an Apple 2C. This will be my last.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Etobicoke

    Im onto my 4th charger in three years. The wire is so poorly made and rips too easily. After my mac book breaks, im not buying another mac book again. My lenovo laptop Ive had for 6 years, the charger looks brand new. I only switched to apple thinking everything is much easier to use, but having to buy $100 adapter twice a year is ridiculous.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awful quality

    • Written by from Bellevile

    I cannot believe the quality of this charger, also with the chargers Apple supplies with the iPhones. They are all terrible. I have been through a couple of phone chargers and now this. I think after this incident my next phone/computer will be android/PC. I cannot stand electronics that break, and then the company charging an insane amount of money for a replacement. Not impressed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Part near the Magsafe always tearing

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Price does not match the quality of these chargers. Apple seriously makes the worst quality cables. Third charger I had to get within 4 years of owning my Macbook Pro. Cable always rips. If the quality is going to be this bad, please consider lowering the prices of these poor quality products if we're always going to be replacing them.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord is coming apart

    • Written by from New York

    My power cord seems to suddenly have developed frays and torn around the edge where the wire joins to the plug, and no longer charges (and my laptop is not old), so I came onto the website to see how I could get a replacement and am astonished to see all these awful reviews on here! Can it be true that Apple has been making this shoddy product for years and been receiving bad reviews from their customers for years and still hasn't improved the cable?? And it's so expensive too! $80 that I have no choice but to pay, for something that looks like it's not going to last at all, according to all the reviews on here… I was going to say why haven't they fixed this issue yet, but maybe I've just answered my own question.


    Terrible weak product, please make it stronger

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What the fray?

    • Written by from baton rouge

    I've been a loyal Macbook user for four years. I have bought at least 3 power adapters in that time frame. This morning, my 4th power adapter finally frayed to the point where when I removed the adapter from my Macbook, the cord literally snapped in half at the top. I would give this product a zero star. The price is too high to have to replace it every 12 months. Apple, you need to step up your game.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Went out

    • Written by from Parker

    The power adapter to the computer died and I now can not charge my computer….considering this computer was over 1000, it should last a very, very long time. I'm not happy.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY

    • Written by from LONGWOOD

    I am purchasing my 3RD CHARGER in less than ONE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! This is unbelievable. They just randomly break for no reason. I put little wear and tear on them, so it's not like I'm dropping them from the ceiling or throwing them around. There needs to be a better way to go about this. My Apple loyalty wears thin when I realize the amount of money I am wasting on chargers. If it wasn't a completely necessary item, I would certainly not be buying it again.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Power Adapter is UNSAFE and extremely poor quality

    • Written by from Landover

    I bought a MackBook Pro in June 2013. After little more than one year, and no unusual pattern of use, the change cable frayed, and the electrical cables started to become exposed. One year! And this product is called Magsafe! The fraying is now so extreme that I have to purchase a replacement, at the exorbitant price of $79.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, apple, apple..

    • Written by from Gray

    After seeing so many horrible reviews on their website you would think Apple would have finally solved the problem of their power adapters not lasting. NOPE! 3 years of owning my Macbook and 3 chargers later... This time, I was at 30% battery when my charger decided to stop working the night before the due date of a big presentation. Keep in mind it's 11 PM and $80 is usually out of the typical college student's budget. Thanks, Apple, for adding even more stress to my college life.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i have to get my 5th charger for my 3 year old laptop

    • Written by from Seattle

    ive only had my macbook for 3 years and for the 5th time im going to have to drop a bunch of money on a new charger. its frustrating because my chargers rarely move unless im cleaning other wise it is always in the same place. they simply dont last and are too expensive for the quality. i would feel a lot less cheated about paying $80 for a charger if it lasted more than 5-6 months.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY APPLE, WHY?!

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    I'm fairly confident, after reading many review, that EVERYONE is having the same issue, Apple.

    PLEASE FIX YOUR CHARGERS.

    I am about to have to buy my THIRD charger. THIRD. I should be able to have one, MAYBE two chargers for the life of my computer.
    Not only have I already had to have my battery replaced, now I have to buy YET ANOTHER charger for my Macbook pro. This computer isn't even that old. It doesn't matter what you do with this charger, unless you put it on a shrine and bubble wrap it, it isn't going to last very long.

    Apple, help us out here.

    Be better.

    Sincerely,

    Not buying another one of these cords.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Apple, learn what good customer service is!!!"

    • Written by from Glendale

    Apple's chargers are the only electronic chargers I have ever owned that break! And this one is the worst! Owed my Macbook pro for 4 months before this charger broke, and I am extremely careful with my cords. Looking at these reviews, I can't believe that Apple has received these complaints for 5 years, and they STILL refuse to fix it!

    I've been a HUGE Apple devotee for years, but it looks like I'll be going the PC route. I refuse to pay even $30 for a charger that will only break within a year.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    • Written by from Kula

    I can't believe you are still charging so much for such a terribly designed cable. Yet here I am, buying a replacement. I pretty much have to. What a sham.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the Apple quality?

    • Written by from Sioux Lookout

    Mine lasted a year and a half then simply stopped working. Not sure how apple can make a product that's failing a lot of people this badly.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is garbage

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    I have been through 3 of these in the last 3 years. I wrap it up exactly like the guy in the store showed me to minimize wear. Unless you leave this thing stationary it will break.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovate This

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Apple.

    Do better.

    It's great you're focusing on better iMacs/iPads/iPhones, etc. but please change this. Focus on this. Please.

    I have to buy my FOURTH charger soon.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just paid the annual Apple tax

    • Written by from Algonquin Highlands

    In 4 years this is now the 3rd power adapter. When this Macbook dies i will not buy another Apple product to replace it. This adapter does not last. It breaks and after a while wigggling of the cord does not match the image of a good quality product that we are paying a premium price for.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Apple, BUT I HATE THEIR CHARGERS.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    In terms of computers and electronics Apple is top dog, but I can't handle the frailness of their chargers!

    I have bought chargers three times in the past year for all my apple devices (Apple iPhone, Apple Tablet, and Apple Macbook Pro) . It's expensive for no reason and the quality of the rubber covering and metal underneath are damaged too easily.
    Apple really needs to do something differently going forward with their designs because if not I will have to invest my money elsewhere.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sit on it if it doesn't charge!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This trick works for my 45W adapter that came with my MacBook Air.

    If you try to charge but it doesn't charge or light up, you can unplug the charger from the outlet (you don't need to unplug it from your computer) and LITERALLY SIT on the charger for a couple of minutes and then try charging again.

    This method has kept me from buying a new charger for over two years since it "broke'! works 100% of the time for me when it refuses to charge.

    So, if you think your charger is broken, give this tip a try. You'll save some $$$

    9 of 11 people found this useful