• 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.

    9 of 10 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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 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?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always broken.

    • Written by from Chicoutimi

    It's my third adapter and it's always broken.

    I'm won't buy another mac if it doesn't change.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple macbook pro power adapter is a ripoff

    • Written by from Ericeira

    I had to replace 3 mac book pro power adapters in 3 months. I am really disapointed with apple, just because the power adapters are really expensive. Is not understandable why apple is not capable to do a power adapter with quality and, is not also understandable, why are so expensive...This is a ripoff!!!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add $200 a year to your MacBook Purchase

    • Written by from Henderson

    Wow! This is my 5th MagSafe charger purchase
    In 3 years. My MacBook rarely leaves my home
    Office yet the cord always breaks away from the base
    Of the charger. This problem seems unreasonable
    At $80. To fix. The little MacBook 13.3 is a Fabulous little
    Notebook- but, because of the charger issue I no longer feel
    The computer is worth the headaches.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was all peachy until my charger melted :(

    • Written by from Battleground

    I have the Late 2011 MacBook Pro and it is great but the charger had always been a little wonky. Last night I noticed my computer wasn't charging I went to unplug it and realize that the entire wire that connects the charging brick to the computer had melted severing the wire. I would expect a little more in terms of quality for the premium Apple customers pay, I am definitely disappointed.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger doesn't last...in serious need of redesign:(

    • Written by from Merced

    First of all I love apple products EXCEPT this power cord! I have had my 13in Mac book pro since September 2010 and up until now I have had to rebuy this charger 3 times and guess what today my newest charger didn't even last me a year... It's time for my 4th I repeat FOURTH charger! This is ridiculous I refuse to buy another one that won't even last me a year again. $80.00 plus tax not worth it! I expect amazing quality with apple but this is not cutting it!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Fail! Very Frustrating!

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    Over the last 7 years my wife and I have bought 3 macbooks. With each computer I had to purchse a new charger within a year of purchase and now my charger is dead for my macbook pro retina. This is ridiculous! I will not buy another laptop from Apple until they change this or until they give free replacements! I am a huge apple fan but this just should not happen.

    Apple needs to replace these bad cords!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adaptor

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am sooooooo angry! I am out the door to buy my fourth charger in 4 years!!!!!! 4X80 Apple!!!!!!! Not cool. Not cool at all. I have a very old iPod and it still works. I have my iPhone and it still works. Why can't my laptop charger be very old and still work???? You guys should seriously consider giving us something in return, for being such idiots and keep buying these very expensive and not good quality power chargers.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from Farmington Hills

    it tears near the charging point

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Columbia

    This charger is the worst piece of electrical equipment I have ever used. To put it into perspective, if you use your macbook for about 3-4years, the money spent on chargers will nearly equal the price of an entry-spec macmini. Unbelievable.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not last

    • Written by from wilton

    I have gone through TWO of these chargers in the almost three years I have had my MacBook Pro. It is ridiculous how quickly they break and stop working. Apple really needs to rethink their design because after already paying $1000+ for a computer it is ridiculous to no have a charger that lasts.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working when it got the tiniest scratch on it.

    • Written by from Fremont

    The last charger I had for my macbook (T style charger) lasted me a solid five years. Five years of being nipped by the recliner in it's way down, and of being attacked rather prejudicially by my cats. After that charger died, I spent a hard earned $80 on this new one. After being nipped by my recliner ONCE, the charger died faster than my brother would in the Hunger Games. Now I have to spend another $80+ to get a new charger. Suffice to say I hate this charger and never want to buy one like this again. I would get one again (and not go PC) if these power cords were stronger and more durable to real life bumps and bruises.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Shingle Springs

    I cannot even begin to explain how frustrated I am with this charger. These chargers are the absolute WORSE. My first one heated up and burned the wire and I was simply just trying to charge my computer to 100%. The second one did the same exact thing. They were both after a year of purchase. So now $160 dollars later, I have no charger. Not really helpful for someone that uses their laptop for work! Please don't waste your money and Apple, please figure out how to repay your customers!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    See Karen M's comment below!

    • Written by from SURREY

    Ok I'm literally writing this review to make sure Karen M's comment below doesn't go unnoticed. Titled "please try this before buying a new adapter" i tried exactly what she said when my Magsafe's light didn't turn on and wasn't charging my MacBook Pro. FIRST MAKE SURE THE CHARGER IS UNPLUGGED FROM THE WALL AND YOUR MACBOOK. then i took used a small screwdriver and gently pressed down on each of the prongs. They're springy and delicate so take care. I then reconnected and the light turns on! Who know, it may still die off in the near future but for now it looks okay... Thanks Karen M from PaloAlto!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design

    • Written by from Durham

    Was surprised that this is such a common problem for the Apple charger. I am very careful with my adapter as I work with sound cables all the time and know how fragile those can be. I noticed a few days ago that the cord was fraying at the connection point. Today, it got so hot, it burned me when I touched it, and when looked down, there was smoke coming out from the connection and could have started a fire if I had walked away from it. Not good Apple! I spent some hardworking money for this product. Hopefully I can get this post in before the charge completely runs down on the computer in a few minutes. Now I hope to be able to get another charger before I head out of town tomorrow. Not happy that this is such an issue for so many folks and nothing has been done about this. Very disappointing. I don't even want to give it any stars for a potential fire hazard

    11 of 12 people found this useful