• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Quality: A.......MagSafe Quality: F

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I'm on my third MagSafe in 3yrs and I need a fourth.

    It's a shame Apple hasn't redesigned these yet. The terrible ratings and the amount of users who need replacements should've driven them to update it, but no luck so far. Perhaps a braided cord? Something needs to be done because spending hundreds of dollars on replacement Power Adapters, after paying a premium for the laptop itself, is just not good enough.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality is utter disappointment

    • Written by from Bayside

    There should be free replacements offered for these adapters but I just went to the apple store and they said I shouldn't have waited til the cable frayed to come in. NOBODY has time to be checking if their cord is intact every time they use their laptop. And quite frankly, the cord suddenly frayed one day without any provocation. APPLE NEEDS TO FIX THIS

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple: This charger and I don't get along. Make it play nice. Thanks.

    • Written by from Portland

    Allow me join the ranks of those complaining about Apple going from a highly functional MagSafe Version1 to this charger. The magnetic part that connects to your computer constantly falls off. The plug that goes into the wall (at least when using the extension) randomly starts feeling neglected and refuses to charge your MacBook unless you give it some attention - in other words you have to wiggle the plug, switch outlets, unplug and plug back in, buy it dinner, etc. If you, like me, assume that simply plugging in both ends of the charger will result in charging, think again. You also need to ask very nicely, be patient, and catch the charger on a good day.

    I'm not really writing this review to dissuade customers from buying the product, since you don't have any alternative. Hopefully though, our friends in Cupertino will notice that this charger is inundated with one-star reviews and perhaps something's wrong...

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Rip off

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    I so thought I was the only person disgusted by the MagSafe chargers. "Horrible quality" just seems too nice to say. Since I began using Apple computers I can't count how many chargers I have bought. I feel totally ripped off. For the amount of money their loyal customers spend toward Apple products, You would think they would use some of that money to upgrade the quality of their chargers. Smh, I feel totally cheated. They received this 1 star from me by default.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger!!!

    • Written by from Sarasota

    Wish I could this a ZERO! The charger stinks! I have to spend 80 dollars all because it has the apple logo on it? They need to look into a better way of designing this! because it is awful and flimsy! Should be more durable since it is a something that is carried around everyday for me! I'm disappointed apple....you let me down again!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Weakest Link

    • Written by from Nashville

    Well, yet another one of these has died on me. This is the one piece of Apple's technology that makes me consider jumping ship for another computer manufacturer for my notebook. You make the best built pro laptops, start backing that up with a robust power supply. I'm taking time while my battery dies to write this review, it's that important for me to express my displeasure in this piece of hardware.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    should be zero stars

    • Written by from harrison hot springs

    do we have another option?! I'm on my third one in six years so that's not bad compared to everyone else's I read below but man Apple, can you stop creating so much wasteful product?! Please give us a better solution to charging our beloved MacBooks!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I am purchasing my third power adaptor for a three year old MacBook Pro so I am very disappointed the the quality and durability.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep Having to Replace the Mac Pro power adapter

    • Written by from San Jose

    So frustrating! My Mac Pro adapters keep petering out, they only last 6 months to a year! Beyond aggravating because $80 is pricey.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly-designed junk

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I have been a long-time Apple customer. I have always been more than happy with the products I have purchased from Apple, with the exception of this charger. I have had two so far and now need a third. The last one only lasted about a year. The rubber sheathing has broken apart right past the magnetic connection point and the wiring has become frayed on both of the first two chargers. I now have to replace this $80 fire hazard, AGAIN. The worst part is that this is obviously a known design flaw (see the other 1,500+ negative reviews on this site), yet Apple hasn't rectified the problem with a better design or at the very least a more stomach-able price for replacement. Shameful for a company of their size and means.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On 5th charger maybe soon the 6th.

    • Written by from sidcup

    As the title says I've had to change my charger too many times. I thought when they changed the design I would have better luck with the charger but no this one too is breaking near the head. Why should I have to change them so often. I had a Viao for 10 years and I've never had to change the charger. When will apple fix this problem or will they ever?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 star because you can't do zero stars

    • Written by from Louisville

    I'm not about to drop another 80 dollars on a 4th power cord, the last one I only used 3 times. I'm still paying off the 3 grand for the laptop itself. Also, this BS of needing to wipe my ipod to format from mac to pc, really not happy having two now useless apple products.
    -Never buying another apple product again-

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no stars should be an option.

    • Written by from Gardnerville

    Seriously, Apple? With as many times as I've had to replace a charger, I could have bought a new macbook with that money instead. Get your sh|t together and fix this product. At the time of this review being written, you have 89% of people giving this a less than satisfactory rating, 80% of that being only one star. In my opinion, even that is generous as a no star option would be more adequate.
    That means 11% of people find this product satisfactory or better. 11%...that is a miserable F.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!

    • Written by from Forks Township

    So happy I read these reviews today. My cord suddenly stopped working about a week or so ago. After looking it up and finding out how much the replacement cost, I hemmed and hawed and didn't immediately purchase. Well the reality finally hit me that 1) I didn't want to take the chance with a cheap knock off and 2) I can't live very long without my Macbook. So I decided to bite the bullet and went out to the Apple store on my lunch break today. I decided to peruse the online reviews before doing so and found a dated review that advised the user to just push on the springy pins inside the narrow oblong magnetic connector for a quick fix. I wasn't sure if the fix would work for me (everything was at home) so I went anyway and sprang for the replacement. Lo and behold, after getting home tonight I gently and easily pushed on the pins a couple of times, using a straightened paper clip (BE SURE TO UNPLUG EVERYTHiNG FIRST!!) and my Macbook started charging!!!

    Returning the plug tomorrow for my cash! Hope it solves the problem for all of you who were just like me...distressed, desperate and upset about a short lived, expensive to replace plug. Good luck!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two frayed adapters

    • Written by from Allston

    It seems that I, as well as many other customers, have experienced the same problem with the MagSafe Power Adapter. I have had two separate Power Adapters fray at the point of connection to the adapter. This is despite taking proper precautions and coiling the cord around the designated tabs. It would be helpful if this problem could be fixed, as several customers are reporting this problem and the replacement adapters are quite expensive.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement please

    • Written by from Oakhurst

    Today I'll be getting my 7th replacement. So sick of this charger. $80 every time I need a new one. The design is so flawed. Awful awful awful.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple?!

    • Written by from Jamaica

    I'm sick of buying these cords. I had a Dell for 6 six years and NEVER had to replace the power adapter. This MacBook...3 power adapters in 3 years. Really Apple?!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These adapters are the worst.

    • Written by from Kingston

    Honestly, these adapters have gone so down hill so quickly over the past two years. I had to replace my charger for my brand new 13" Macbook Pro with Retina display after only 6 months. And now that charger has also broken in the same place. These are so expensive that I feel like buying two every year is insane and unacceptable considering the high standards that I would normally associate with Apple products.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What does the research say?

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I have owned at least five apple computers, three being laptops. The power adapter initially pretty awesome! The cool lifts to wrap the cord around to keep things tidy pretty cool. Until it destroys the soft rubber tubing and rips into the conduit for your power supply. This is my third adapter!! Really is that the cost of doing business? Suggestion if it hasn't already been made, can we get carbon tubing on the next power supply?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Tampa

    I'm currently on my 3rd power adapter, mind you I take care of it and try not to roll it up or anything. The part where the cable meets the plug keeps cracking and exposing the metal cables inside. I thought after the first time changing it that I wouldn't have a problem but it happened again. Now on my 3rd mag and lets see how long this is going to last, they need to work on a steonger material so it does not crack and create and issue

    5 of 5 people found this useful