• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?? This is a rotten apple!

    • Written by from Lethbridge

    I have had Apple products for several years and the cords are horrible - or should I say HALF the cord is... and the fact that Apple won't let you just buy the part that continues to break - the section that goes to your computer - is a SHAM!! I have 4-5 perfectly working 'bottom' parts, and only one working 'top' part... and you want me to dish out $80 for a kit that sees me buying new bottom parts too?? and do what with these working 'bottoms'?? oh yeh! Throw them in the trash! PLEASE be the upstanding company we thought you were and fix both these problems! think of all the great publicity if nothing else!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Unsatisfied Customer

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is my third power adaptor in two years. My second lasted less than 4 months. For the cost these are just junk - what is going on?!? I thought when I purchased a Mac I was getting good quality. Extremely disappointed.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ever

    • Written by from BROOKLINE

    I hate this charger as much as I love my mac. This is the second one that fails since I purchased my macbook. At $80 a piece and with so many people complaining about this charger over a period of years, this product really sounds like a fraud. If you like macbooks, be prepared because you will have to change the charger every 1 - 1 1/2 years. And apparently there is nothing one can do about it except just to take a deep breath and pay for a new one.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty product and replacement way overpriced

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Went to charge my MacBook, but adapter indicator did not light and notebook was not charging. Inspected adapter and cables, MagSafe connector is frayed/fried where it connects to the adapter. Came on line to purchase new one, couldn't believe the price! Decided to read adapter reviews and see large majority are extremely negative. Does anyone at Apple read these reviews? Like most reviewers stated, I take extremely good care of all my electronics and power cords. This should not be happening, much less that the problem is not being addressed or corrected by Apple. At the very least, the MagSafe connector should be a plug-in that can be easily and inexpensively replaced since it's clearly a faulty/cheaply-constructed, inferior product.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Harvest

    I love my mac, and I've had it maybe 1 month more than the 1 year warranty and my charger is completely not working. I'm extremely disappointed that this charger is already broken and I have to pay $80 to get a new one. I'm a college student and I bought a mac because I thought it would last the longest out of everything on the market, I'm hoping nothing else starts going wrong with it.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE WORST CABLE EVER BUILD

    • Written by from Caguas

    Can Apple do better with this macbook pro 13 charger for the price they ask ?? Is a real piece of crab and is only good to have have it still on a desk and NOT for a laptop.

    Just a #$%ˆ&*( piece of %$*(.

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely the worst charger for ANY portable device EVER made!

    • Written by from College Station

    I am about to be on my third charger that has worn out from normal use. I made sure to remove the charger by grabbing the connecter and not the cord too. Everyone one I know who has a macbook of any sort has had at least one charger break. I will NEVER buy a macbook again, solely based on the $80 replacement price of these time bomb chargers.

    46 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last time I buy any Apple products

    • Written by from Granton

    I am now on my 4th adapter in 3 years. Not only are these adapters poorly designed (wires bend and break, gets unbelievably hot) but they are ridiculously overpriced. I have had less problems with my piece of junk dell than this thing.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    • Written by from Round Rock

    I can't believe this charger is even allowed to be sold, or the fact that it seems Apple has not acknowledged this problem and tried to remedy the situation. I have to purchase my third charger soon for EIGHTY DOLLARS because this company cannot seem to make this product dependable. On top of that, my husband is in the army and we are currently living in Germany so I have to purchase this online then wait and extra amount of time to receive it since I'm overseas. It gets even worse, this is 2 days before school starts! I find it hard to believe with all of the products apple has created they cannot create a dependable charger. This thing is a piece and should only be sold for 5 bucks because that is what it's worth. Also, this L shaped design, wasn't the most brilliant idea they have come up with, it makes the cord get in the way of the plugs that are next to it and if I flip it around the wire bends funny. I prefer the T shaped charger and have no idea what possessed them to change the design rather than the performance. This is ridiculous. If Apple is going to charge an arm and a leg for their products then they should at least make them dependable. My husband has a $500 Gateway Laptop that has a power cord that performs flawlessly, which is 10 thousand times better than this $1,800 Macbook.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SEVEN!

    • Written by from Commerce

    I purchased my Macbook in the summer of 2007 and I'm currently having problems with my 6th cord, soon to need a 7th! That is 7 cords in 4 years, 3 of which, replaced in the last 5 months. The first few were wear and tear, frayed in all the usual spots. The last few are unexplainable. Frustrated.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Power Cord

    • Written by from Rockville

    I have owned my MacBook since December 2007, which included the power cord. Having witnessed what my son and husband's cords have done previously with every day use at home and at work, I decided to take extra care not to cause any unnecessary pull on the cord. In other words, I've babied my power cord. Now in 2011 I am having problems with the power cord in the usual place. At the white squared adapter where the narrower cord goes into it.
    I just found out how much it will cost me to replace it and I can't believe it! $82 at BestBuys and $79 through Apple. OH COME ON APPLE! You can do better for your loyal customers! The adapter is defective and not built to take the every day use unless it's babied. I have had power cords to other equipment for years that I use and they have held up far better than the outrageously priced power cords you make.
    You owe it to your loyal customers to produce a power cord that can last much longer than a year or two.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage - Died just after the one year mark!!

    • Written by from Somerdale

    I purchased two MacBook Pros last year. I spent close to three-thousand dollars and now 1-yr later I have to shell out an additional $79.00 for a replacement adapter. If you page through these reviews you will see that there are an awful lot of people singing the same song. Some folks are on their third and fourth adapter within the first year!! That leads me to believe that there's a design flaw with the adapter. C'mon Apple...admit there's an issue and replace these adapters free of charge!!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality ! doesn't last long

    • Written by from Miami

    this is my third adapter. just broke by itself. i can not believe it. why it happens all the time?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1.5 star average rating says it all

    • Written by from GRAND FORKS

    I love my MacBook pro to death. But this power adapter is terrible. It's weak and it snaps fast. 2 out of 10 people might make it last for years but for any average user, this adapter just does not last long. Apple needs to have lifetime warranty on these little things.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    • Written by

    Are you kidding me, Apple? I've been through so many of these chargers, I've lost count. It angers me to no end that you haven't been listening to all of your negative customer reviews. I'm not about to pay another $80 bucks to get a charger that'll break after a few months. Never thought I'd say this, but unless you actually start caring about your customers' opinions, I'm going PC. I wish there was a negative number of stars, because 1 is far too many.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of junk

    • Written by from Pleasantville

    This adapter is insanely overpriced, and falls apart. the wire soon becomes exposed with normal use and it will need to be replaced. Apple seriously needs to redesign these.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is awful

    • Written by from Lake Elsinore

    I have had my MacBook for almost 2 years and now have my third failed charger. No damage, no misuse; the thing just stopped working. This is ridiculous! Never had this issue with a PC.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter FAILS

    • Written by from Wymark

    I've had my adapter for a little less than a year. I'm always really careful with it. All of a sudden, IT DOESN'T WORK!

    Now, I'm 3 hours away from the nearest retailer and need to study for finals. All my notes are on my mac, and I CANNOT CHARGE IT. So apple has screwed me over for finals, and the $80 I'm going to have to pay to replace the adapter. NOT IMPRESSED.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 4 months

    • Written by from Washougal

    My original adapter worked for 3 years. The new one lasted 4 months.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I cant believe!

    • Written by from bogota

    This is my second mac book .My first one had a problem with the power adapter after 4 years of use.(strain relief)
    Now with my second one, something happens after just one year of use and the cable doesn´t seem to be broken or something.....
    Is there any documented problem with the L style connectors?

    43 of 53 people found this useful