• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT HAPPY!

    • Written by from Supply

    It's frustrating to me that, spending double the amount of money on this laptop compared to competitors, that they aren't able to make their chargers more durable than the others also. I do believe the money was worth it, I love my MacBook. But seriously Apple? There are dinosaur laptops older than me whose original chargers are still kickin'. And for the dinky replacement to be $80?? I'm baffled. This desperately needs to be addressed, but looking at the number of upset reviews over the years, it's clearly been neglected.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality of MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Roslindale

    Adapter # 2 in less than 3 years just broke -- of course, 3 months after the warranty expired. As others have noted, these adapters are of poor quality. I find it particularly concerning because my adapter typically remains at my desk when I'm charging my Mac; it's not as if I've put the adapter to any unusual use where you could understand the splitting and fraying cable. Apple, please fix this design! 80% of the reviews for this product have given 1-star -- that's a pretty resounding indication that this product is subpar and simply not up to Apple standards.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Dublin

    I always been very happy with Mac products until now. This power adapter has horrible quality. I bought this adapter 11 months ago and it's already falling apart. The cable where it connects onto the battery is already ripping in half and it gets extremely hot. For $80 bucks it needs to be a lot more durable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Arlington

    I have a MacBook which uses this device. I am about to go out and buy my 3rd adapter to use, since my purchase of this laptop in 2009. I take care of my things, and do not abuse them, so I am disheartened about the breaking of the outside covering of the cord, which has necessitated replacement. The last cord which I replaced had one break in the outside covering, exposing bare wire. This one now has 4 breaks in the outside covering, exposing bare wire.

    Apple, while I have covered the bare wire with electrical tape, this could be a fire hazard. What if I didn't discover the bare wire? I think this excessive breakdown of the outer covering needs to be addressed by a vast quality improvement of the outer covering so it is more lasting. You have great computer products, but this is one glaring area that needs to be addressed. Your accessories need to be every bit as good as your computers. You also charge an excessive amount of money for something that doesn't measure up. I have really enjoyed my laptop, but please take steps to help me enjoy the accessories, too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 adaptors within the last year

    • Written by from Highland

    I have bought two adaptors within the last year due to issues with my charger, and need to buy a third charger. On my latest charger the material that covers the wires is exposed. I don't think that I am rough on my charger, since this has not happened to any of my previous chargers. In fact, my other charges simply stopped working and i was forced to buy new ones. These chargers are too expensive for them to not work properly and last.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extended warranty or replacement program needs to be implemented

    • Written by from Santa Clarita

    It is so inconvenient to have to buy a new MacBook power cord every flipping year. I purchased this last one in May of 2013, coincidentally it started to fray and not work properly two months after my one year apple care warranty was up. Mind you, after my previous cord had broken due to the cord fraying (that particular one lasted 2 years), I was exceptionally careful with my new MagSafe power adapter - I never once used the "wings" to wrap up the cord, I always had plenty of slack available for the cord so it wouldn't be pulled and put strain on those sensitive areas...and yet it still didn't last. This time not only did it fray at the L-shape connector end, it did as well at the "brick" end. And not only did the outer protective part of the cord split open, but the wires became entirely detached. So instead of shedding out yet another $80 to apple, I bought a used one in pretty darn decent condition off amazon for $25. I'd rather buy a used adapter that may break in a few months than give Apple even more money for a faulty product. I love ya guys and your products, but come this is absurd. You have an excessive amount of complaints regarding this item. Do something, seriously.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and poorly made

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    Off to buy another , 2yrs old and dead. I wouldn't mind if the replacement was a reasonable price .

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cable broke again

    • Written by from MIAMI

    The cable of my Mac Book Pro power adapter broke again. So I am forced to buy a third one. That accessory is pretty expensive. It should last the computer's lifetime. I feel very disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous

    • Written by from West Long Branch

    I don't understand how over the years, the quality of your chargers have dropped drastically. The coating on my cable for my first generation iPod was thick, indestructable, and is still kicking. While your products have gotten better and more popular, you completely change the formula on your charger cables for the worst. It is ridiculous how fast, not just cables for your MacBooks, but for your iPhones/iPads/iPods also, the coating frays or scrunches up, causing the actual cables to snap or short circuit so fast. People put hundreds and thousands of dollars into buying your products, yet its like you purposely change up your chargers and decrease the quality in them so people have to keep replacing them. Then you expect people to pay ridiculous amounts of money to replace them several times in a few years span? You are not being fair to the countless costumors who use your products not just for personal use, but professional use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yeah, what the other 1-star people said

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    awful design. no-good execution. i would accept the dumbness with less astonishment if the apple people told me they deliberately made a faulty product to maximize revenues. in any other scenario, the poverty of this device makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. who WHO WHO WHO W.H.O. authorized the actualization of this bad BAD B.A.D. idea?!?!?!?!?!?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL - Apple, you've cost me £65 for no reason

    • Written by from Essex

    What an a complete rip off. I've had this cable for less than a year and now need to shell out £65 on a new one.

    This is a FAULT with the product and should be REPLACED for free.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One year of use and cord frayed

    • Written by from Festus

    I am glad to see it is not just me that has this problem. My cord near the magsafe frayed and I had to wrap it in electrical tape. I plan to buy a new or used one on ebay since I can't afford the ones from here. I am dissappointed in Apple's products. My iphone 4s had touchpad issues and even with a new touchpad, it still won't always register when I tap it. The iphone 5s, had multiple issues ranging from touchpad not working, mic not working, black videos and pictures and rattling noise on even a replacement one. The Macbook pro's HD just overheated and now I am also dealing with replacing the HD. But the cords should be made better than this. I think Apple owes us a new cord on them!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe adapter...

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    i would give this power adapter 0 stars if i could..i was always a mac person but this is ridiculous. I'm on my second one in 8 months and now it is not charging again. i need to spend another 100 $ when this computer cost more than enough. maybe this is just a scam to get more money but i will not be buying another mac again. don't buy this computer or charger until it has been fixed. you all have been warned.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Charger!

    • Written by from Robinson

    Reading the reviews, I can't believe this problem hasn't been fixed! I spent $2300 on this laptop, the charger should be better quality or at least a free replacement! It has started to fray at the charging port and down by the power box. Really disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worse than sugar free haribo

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Apple, you owe it to the customers and to the environment to make both cables replaceable. If you only count the number of adapters thrown away by the people who write reviews it's already about 500. For the vast majority only the cable had to be replaced. Miserable piece of design.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product

    • Written by from Dallas

    I have had my MAcbook Pro for less just over a year and the cord protector is already breaking so bad that I can see the wire underneath it even though I've been extremely careful with it. Apple really needs to redesign and make a stronger, longer lasting charger.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Charger Ever... Not!

    • Written by from Stockton

    $80 to replace a charger that will last less than a year. Not cool. If Apple continues to make cheap power adapters they should at least sell them cheaply!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd charger

    • Written by from Gainesville

    The last charger I had just fried my brand new battery as well as some of the processor. Frays like nobodies business and I am not happy. Really pushing me towards a 3rd party fix.


    FIX THIS, APPLE! LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO BUY ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS LIKE RATS HITTING A FEEDER BAR!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Take Care of It, and It Will Take Care of You

    • Written by from Red Deer

    I don't usually write reviews, but I was startled by the number of negative reviews I saw for a product which has proven to reliable for me.

    I've had my MacBookPro for 2 years and still have the original MagSafe cord that came with it. During that time, it has been toted around in laptop cases, switched between long and short lengths countless times, threaded under, around, and through a multitude of furniture legs, and traveled endless kilometres by bicycle, plane, and car. It still functions as well as the day it arrived on my doorstep: perfectly!

    Yesterday, I had my first problem with it: the casing on cord split. Underneath, the wires themselves were still in pristine condition. I taped it up with electrical tape, and came here to see what it would cost to replace it. Which is when I found the startling number of bad reviews and couldn't help but ask myself, "what exactly are these people doing to their cords?"

    I removed the one star for the short life of the cord casing, but as for the functionality of the cord itself, I couldn't be happier. Always transport your cord in your laptop case, keep it a safe distance from liquids, and don't toss it around like it's indestructible -- in other words, treat like the piece of electronic equipment that it is -- and it will serve you well for years to come.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These MagSafe chargers should be called MagSuck!

    • Written by from Hermosa Beach

    I have now gone through two and need to get a third as these just stop working - i do not travel with it so rugged use is not the issue. With the cost of a Mac Air they should have a lifetime warranty! Now I need to spend another $79! i do not recommend unless they have a lifetime warranty as this will now be my third in two years! MagSuck!

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