• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New MagSafe Power adaptor

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    We have gone through two $79 magsafe power adapters in the last 14 months. You have to admit that the design is very cool in appearance, however the devise doesn't last. Apple really needs to take a look at what people are saying in these on-lin reviews and redesign the charger. The problem is with the magnetic connector which connects into the MacBook. We have found that this is the weak link in the charger and the connector fails within about 7 months under normal use. Replacing these chargers is getting rather expensive and frustrating. APPLE ENGINEERS - WAKE UP AND PLEASE READ THESE REVIEWS!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT TO APPLE STANDARDS & QUALITY

    • Written by from Baldwin

    I agree with the over 500 reviews Terrible design & quality and to boot $75.00 Come on APPLE do a RECALL and keep your Reputation

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cupertino is disappointed!!

    • Written by from San Jose

    Worst Apple product by far! Bought my Macbook Pro in May 2010 and my adapter died Sept 2011. If I knew the charger sucked, I wouldn't have bought the Mac, considering it's an integral part for the computer. Ended up spending $79 for a new charger! They need to recall these if so many people are having the problems.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger EVER!!!

    • Written by from Kapolei

    I will go to say i love all apple products, BESIDES this poorly constructed magsafe charger they manufacture... I only had my macbook pro for 8 months, and im already on my 3rd charger... My second charger broke less than under a month, and i babied it like a child (especially after the 1st one broke)... I will also add that i am no power user either... i have the same charger cable for my blackberry which i have been using for almost 4 years!!! In fact, out of all the cables, wires, chargers I've ever owned in my entire life, these magsafe chargers have given me the most headaches - NO JOKE!!! if your constantly adjusting your cable to get your computer to charge, BEWARE, soon your cable will fry up (at least thats what happens to mine shortly before they break!!!) Poorly constructed cables id give these guys NEGATIVE 5 stars if i could!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The replacement chargers from amazon works better.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I bought this last year and in one month of usage it stopped working. I don't normally leave my laptop plugged in all the time when i'm using it but this product was poorly made. I bought a replacement charger from amazon it lasted for about like 3 months which is still bad but atleast i don't have pay 80 dollars a month, with the replacement i pay about like 20-30 dollars. Times are hard apple! The only reason why I got a macbook was because i always had a problem with windows, please would you do something about this. Or i might just stop buying products from you guys

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 - 9 months

    • Written by from State College

    Be prepared to replace every 6 - 9 months.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Macbooks, 2 Adapters, Same Fate

    • Written by from Fort Rucker

    Have to admit, I have no desire to spend $200 on new adapters my me and my wife. Our macbooks are "deskbooks" and never go anywhere, yet both adapters are broken. I have a black one, she has a white one, and both adapters are dying. Her's is falling apart, mine won't charge the battery unless I wiggle and lick it (yes, lick it). While I love the computers, this is ridiculous. Apple, you've got to do better! I've had macs for years and it wasn't until MagSafe that chargers became unreliable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from Buffalo

    This is the most embarrassing product apple makes. How can a company charge $80 for a charger that is only going to last a year?

    My chargers have always stopped working with no signs of damage on the outside.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord is ripping

    • Written by from Toronto

    I haven't even had my MacBook Pro for one year (just 7 months), and the cord on the charger is already ripping down the middle. I don't take my charger out with me - it stays home, plugged in, beside my bed. It makes absolutely no sense for the cord to rip this early on without constantly travelling or being rough with it. Very disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    • Written by from Portland

    While my macbook was under apple care, i didn't mind if the adapter broke ( though it only happened twice). Now i am going onto my 4th year with my macbook, no longer under apple care and as a student apples price for their adapter is way too high. the product itself isn't even durable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Failure from Apple

    • Written by from Englewood

    There's a reason why it's rated so low. It fails frequently and is WAY overpriced! I'm so upset that I'm going to buy a cheap windows laptop. Shame on apple for putting out such junk!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What garbage

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I've been through two chargers in a year. Very disappointed to know this isn't a fluke. All the chargers on Amazon have low ratings and terrible reviews as well. Do something Apple PLEASE!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Suspect Foul Play

    • Written by from Kennewick

    I have had my macbook for three years. In that time, I have been forced to purchase four power adapters, after suffering the exact same cable breakage in every one. I have always been gentle with them. I have never jerked on them, stored them improperly, or used them in bent position. The last cable I even protected with cord casing to no avail. These things simply refuse to stay in working condition. Nothing has improved in the six years since this product was launched. Meanwhile, every other company on the face of the earth manages to manufacture cables which will last a decade and cost less than a third of what the MagSafe does. Do you sense a scam yet? Because you should. These adapters are the paragon of the term "designed for the dump."

    So, if you plan on buying a macbook, take into account not only the cost of the computer itself, but the additional 300-500 dollars you'll be spending on replacement adapters over the life of the computer. Expect inconvenience, frustration, and a sense of having been cheated. Or consider buying a different laptop.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed

    • Written by from Havertown

    My father and I purchased a Macbook for my mother about eight months ago. She uses it mainly at her desk, and rarely takes her laptop with her when traveling. It's safe to say she treats her Macbook and power cord very well (seeing as how they aren't being moved too often.) The cord itself is already broken, and an $80 replacement seems a little uncanny for such a basic product. If the power cord can't survive eight months sitting on a desk, then there must be some fatal flaw in it's design. Apple better get on it, because if a simple replacement such as this costs $80 she will most likely not stay an Apple customer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    • Written by from Eugene

    Seriously piece of junk. Broke less than a year in. Super expensive, super fragile. Not worth the money. Fix this thing up, its pretty bad as of now.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Fountain City

    I've barely had the cord any time at all, treated it gently, and the tip just fell off after a couple days of it only half of the time giving me a charge. And now I have to buy this one, because I have no other options and it's ludicrously overpriced. If I were not required to use on of their laptops, I would refuse to touch Apple because of this. As is, I will never be buying anything from Apple that I'm not required to. You've lost a customer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The ONLY negative about Macs

    • Written by from Columbia

    I'm an avid Mac fan - but let me just say, Apple needs to fix a serious problem. The magnetic power cord for their MacBooks is the worst. I've only owned my MacBook Pro for 3 years and the power cord never gets unplugged from its one location - (so it's not being abused) - hence, I always use my MacBook in one location in my house. It won't charge my computer any more - no matter how you wiggle the cord.

    After reading review after review, it appears this is a known problem. Yet I see no where that Apple is doing anything about it. So the big question is: WHY NOT? To purchase another cord is a whopping $79 - how absurd is that?! To pay $1000 for a laptop computer and to have this problem. This should not happen with a $1000 product.

    I am VERY disappointed in Apple and want to know HOW and WHAT they are going to do to fix this problem. (They had a similar problem with their Earbuds too.)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    • Written by from RIDGEWOOD

    I've had one for less than a year and within the last few months I've had problems with it not charging properly and other such defects that could (with work) be adjusted so I could charge my computer. But as I write this very review my battery life dwindles as I use the last 14% of battery I have to get this across: THE CHARGER WON'T WORK!!! At this point in time there is no adjusting, it simply won't charge. From these prior months I've learned the techniques in making the thing charge, but now nothing. So in order to charge my computer I need to spend an appalling amount of money for another charger that won't last me that long either. If apple sends me 3 new chargers, I'll take them no charge for the three years this one charger should have lasted. Bad product, poorly designed.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have you heard us yet!?

    • Written by from Ewa Beach

    I am not going to echo all of the same messages I am reading about the same issue I am dealing with, other than mine is less than a year old, looks brand new, and just died. It is number four. I have been especially careful with this one because I was given some tips from a specialist at the apple store. Well, all that worked. Ridiculous!

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible magsafe power adapter

    • Written by from TERTNES

    I am on my third power adapeter for macbook pro now. They have a terrible quality on the isolation. The rubber dries out and cracks, go the whole chord comes apart, especially in the ends where it connects to the magnetic mac adapter, and in the other end where it connects to the power adapter. I am tired of spending $100 every year for poor design and quality so the wire is now covered in black electricians tape. We'll see how long it takes before another crack appears.

    Get yourself together Mr. Mac!

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