• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Cord broken again

    • Written by from Stokke

    I'm currently using my third power adaptor since I bought my Macbook Pro in the summer of 2009.

    The first one actually lasted approximately two years and then I had to buy a new one. There was no visible damage, but it just suddenly failed due to inside-damage near the place where the power cord is inserted into the Macbook Pro.

    The second and third one have both lasted no more than one year, before they showed outside signs of damage, at the exact same spot it has broken before. My latest power cable is still working and I hope it will continue to work for some more weeks to come, but I really feel it could break for real any moment now.

    PLEASE improve the quality of the power cord or start selling a more robust version of the power cable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    That's how they get you

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    My first adaptor failed within three months of purchasing my MacBook. The connection between the end wire and magnetic plug came loose, rendering the adaptor useless. Apple replaced that adaptor as my MacBook was still under warranty. A year and some later, my second adapter is failing from a tear in the rubber casing under light household use and doesn't stay green for more than a few minutes each time I wiggle the cord. Reading some of the other reviews here I suppose I should consider myself lucky my second adaptor has lasted this long. This adaptor is a serious flaw in the Macbook system.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fairly incompetent design

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I bought this charger along with my Macbook Pro 2 years ago and it frayed and stopped working twice before dying altogether now.
    It is hard to understand why a company that prides itself on its design routinely manufactures this garbage and extorts from its customers.
    One of the worst (and most expensive, considering it's total lack of durability) Apple products out there.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has horrible chargers

    • Written by from Thousand Oaks

    I have never had to replace a laptop charger until I got my macbook pro. I absolutely love this computer and paid a ridiculous amount of money for it and now im having to replace a charger for it constantly. $80 is unacceptable for a charger that i know i will have to replace in the future. Not to mention how many iphone cables i have to replace almost every few months! I am not rough with the chargers just poor design. Apple please listen to your customers and fix this issue!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple I love you, but you're bringing me down.

    • Written by from Modesto

    In the words of LCD Soundsystem, "Apple I love you, but you're bringing me down."

    MagSafe is really cool and MacBooks are absolutely beautiful. But you just keep making shoddy cables, and then refusing to admit your mistakes when you get thousands of 1-star reviews. You need to make a replacement program for these, before you get another class-action lawsuit.

    I'm currently on my second of these, in need of a third. And it's not because of strain relief or me using it roughly. It's because Apple uses a matte-finish rubber which looks cool but which becomes mush over time. Eventually, it just splits open because the covering is mostly liquefied. As if that weren't enough, it's filled with green goop that comes spilling out of the break, making it nigh impossible to tape over (which, should you succeed, only delays the inevitable - the break expands quickly).

    And then, they charge $80 for a replacement cable that's predestined to break; it's just a huge racket. This may be my first and last MacBook. I don't think any other laptop on the market has this same problem, and now there are laptops with the same features as an rMBP for half the price. I love you Apple, but you're making this decision too easy; shall we say our farewells already?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    • Written by

    Apple, read this message, I have to buy a new charger now because the chord wires are exposed on top and bottom, it's unacceptable that you can sink so low because of your refusal to re-engineer this. Please fix the problem, so customers wouldn't complain about it.

    People, if your willing to buy an apple macbook pro, be aware of how much money you will cough up to replace a charger. Someone has to suffer to tell someone this, I am no happy right now, shame on you apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UGH

    • Written by from Calgary

    Terrible charger. I've had my MacBook for nearly 3 yrs now, and the chargers are much too expensive to keep replacing (not that they should need to be replaced that often, but because of the god-awful quality, they do). Not to mention my first charger got totally destroyed from gently being packed up and moved around. Awful, awful, awful !

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Stoney creek

    What I'm really surprised about is that apple hasn't come up with some kind of recycling or refurbish program for the MagSafe given the amount of complaints. My mbp was bought in 2011, I use my ipad when I'm out, I think the worse part was that I was home alone (single female lol) and by the time I realized the book wasn't charging there were already blue sparks flying out around the white box on my floor and the sound, I couldn't get it unplugged fast enough. Mine all wore out just past the white box part, I have the long power cord hooked into it, I never wrap the cord up ... It's the design, my hp pink netbook that cost 200$ was, no exaggeration, a million times more durable, I'd rather take the chance that I might catch the cord and have the book fall than have some over priced magnet grip that wears out with minimal use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac charger

    • Written by from Beirut

    Im sorry but the quality of the charger is really bad. It is unacceptable in 2 years to change the charger twice. plus, its not a cheap charger nor a cheap laptop. This is ridiculous. I woke up today and my charger is not working, again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with All Other Reviews - Just Awful

    • Written by from leominster

    Third time replacing my Macbook Pro charger in 2 years. This should not happen. And it is not just me. Look at all the other negative reviews with the same issues. My girlfriend's Macbook Pro charger just went too. On mine and hers there were no visual signs of damage and my gf treats her Mac and all accessories with extreme care. This is ridiculous... Hey, aren't PCs on sale right now.....? Fix this issue Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Austintown

    I have had my laptop for 5 years now. In that 5 years I have bought over 6 new chargers! That is insane, with shipping and taxes I am over $600 almost for a new charger. I am extremely dissatisfied with the chargers. Love the computers but buying a new charger ever 6-12 months is a pain. Normal usage, the laptop rarely moves. It sits on a desk. So it isnt wear and tare.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall please!!

    • Written by from Brownsville

    They really need to make a recall. My charger still works after 3 years however, the rubber coating has begun to turn green and peel off the metal wires inside. I never travel with this computer so I haven't mistreated it. I now have electrical tape covering the exposed wires.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous!

    • Written by from Wakefield

    I just purchased my MacBook Pro 5 months ago, and the power adaptor no longer works - are you kidding me?! 5 months and I can no longer charge my MyBook - FAIL Apple.
    I expect more from a company I've stayed with for 3 decades.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails very quickly

    • Written by from jerusalem

    First one last four years. The second only one year.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter, except bad power block design

    • Written by from Prairie City

    I am about to order my sixth power adapter for a late 2008 macbook aluminum. The magsafe idea is great: if you trip over it, it doesn't pull your computer to the floor. they don't last, though. i am writing this on a slowly dying computer with no way to charge it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Four chargers in three years

    • Written by from West Harwich

    If I could honestly rate this at zero stars, I would. I purchased my MacBook back in July of 2010, and had my first charger replaced in December because it started getting really hot, and then frayed and wouldn't charge. I then had it replaced again in October 2011 because of the same thing. I'm about to experience the same problem (we've gotten through a year and a half this time, yippee), and my AppleCare expires in July. Four chargers in three years? Apple, this is despicable. It's worthless to even write these reviews, as they've been coming in and out since 2009, and very few reviews are favorable. Please do something about your chargers. Thankfully my AppleCare was three years, or I would be very upset having to shell out $80 every year for a new charger.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Nagpur

    I've been using my Mac since 2009 and the Adaptor it came with lasted for 3 years now. This was the old design Magsafe Adaptor. I then purchased another Adaptor, and it died in 3 months!!!
    This will be my 3rd Power Adaptor now.
    Seriously Apple? What's wrong with these adaptors?
    You definitely need to redesign them.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac adaptors are the worst - are you paying attention Apple?

    • Written by from Henderson

    While I realize that it results in $ for Apple I'm getting really tired of shelling out $ for power adapters. My MacBook Pro is I think 5 years old and we just had adapter #3 go bad. Ridiculously low quality for the price of the adaptor and well I just think it doesn't meet normal Apple quality that I expect when I buy Apple products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding me?

    • Written by from Pine

    Apple, I LOVE your computers! So easy to use and just an all around great computer. But when it comes to ALL of your chargers... 80 DOLLARS!??! I've had my charger for about 11 months now, and I've cared for it greatly. NEVER have dropped it or sheared it or anything. But now both ends of the charger are completely frayed off. I don't have 80 dollars to keep spending on your charger that just doesn't last. This is a top of the line 1,200 dollar computer I mean COME ON make a decent charger. I'm not even going to go into how many of your iPhone chargers I've had to replace... Wake up Apple, your losing customers!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burning hatred

    • Written by from Springville

    I've had two of these give up on me in a matter of months. With both my wife and I using a MacBook on a regular basis, $160 is an awful lot of money to fork out for something that's probably going to break again pretty quickly.

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