• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Feeling betrayed

    • Written by from Glendale

    I've purchased four of these in two years. They last roughly six months of normal use. How do they break? The materials are so cheaply made that the cord cracks, frays, or otherwise just falls apart. And at $80.00 a pop, I really expect better.

    Apple. Seriously. I usually love your products. I have (to this point) been a devoted fan of your computers. But I now have to consider whether or not I want to deal with your god-awful, horribly made power cords when deciding to how to spend my money. And frankly, I'm not sure its worth it.

    I'm a lifelong mac user who is seriously considering switching to PC over a power cord. That's how bad these are.

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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

    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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ever

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    unbelievable that i spent what i did to buy my macbook pro and the charger is such poor quality. i really hope apple notices the amount of bad reviews about this product and does something about it. their computers are so great but this charger is terrible. but im sure they don't mind half of their chargers breaking JUST after the 1 year warranty runs out - they must make a fortune on replacement chargers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Do Something!

    • Written by from Lake

    I bought this adapter to keep at home so I wouldn't have to take the one at work home every night. I bought it for $79, but thought the convenience would be worth it. However, when I took it out of the box and plugged it in, it did nothing. I thought perhaps I was doing something wrong, or the outlet was bad, but after trying everything, I went to some troubleshooting blogs. I found that this is a common problem with older Macs that came with the T style adapter.

    The general recommendation I got from the blogs was to take the battery out, and put it back in. It worked! In the last two days of using it, sometimes I have to do it, sometimes I don't, but after paying $80 dollars for something what a pain! There is nothing wrong with my computer, and I'm not getting a new one anytime soon. Since Apple isn't making the old one any more, shouldn't they address this problem? Is anyone at Apple listening out there?!! I would give this product zero stars, but it wasn't an option.

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  • 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

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  • 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

    Steve would NOT approve!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    Have been a customer since 1987, but it seems the quality is going down with the more customers you get!

    I'm on charger #3 -- As soon as I took it out of the package I taped both ends where the cord breaks. (choosing to save another $79 replacement over beauty....Steve would NOT approve!!)

    It's been 4 months, and the charge light is flickering on and off. I removed the tape, and surprise! The cord is breaking again!!!!

    Good thing I own APL stock....at least I'm getting a return there!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give this 0 stars I would

    • Written by from Elk Grove Village

    I don't understand how a company can hear complaint after complaint about a product and as its solution, offers the same inferior product. Apple is a brand that promotes brand exclusivity through the functions/features of its products and accessories. This is a smart business plan and lets users access cutting edge features that are user friendly. We pay a premium to access these features by buying Apple products. But in this instance, it's only a drawback for the MagSafe Power Adapter and it makes me feel like an **expletive** for buying any of this company's products. Apple has software updates to fix bugs that users report to make a better product for its software. Yet when Apple hears its consumers' reports on the inferior quality on its chargers, its solution is to ignore it and sell a cheap product for a huge mark up!! These adapters can't stand up to the everyday use that its require of them, most barely lasting a year. And when I try to heed GeniusBar's advice to prolong the longevity of the product, any advice given to me fails to prolong the lifespan. And at least once sometimes twice a year I am stuck with a perfectly good computer that I cannot use because one of the least technical aspects of the system doesn't function.

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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.

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  • 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

    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!!

    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.

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