• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars would be more appropriate

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is the worst Apple product I have ever had. THE WORST. I have had 3 chargers in 3 years. I take care of my things and make sure to treat the cable with care and not yank it out. I also make sure to not twist it. But they still break. What a piece of junk.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple charger bad

    • Written by from INEZ

    I purchased an Apple laptop in June of 2010 and the charger has already torn up by April 2011. It broke at the point of where the charger attaches to the computer. i am very disappointed with this charger. I ordered another one at the expensive price of 80.00 and when I got it, it did not even work at all. I had to return it for a third charger. Apple needs to do a recall to replace these free. Mine also emitted sparks once when I tried to attach it to my computer. I am very dissatisfied with this Apple product and its price.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    • Written by from Marysville

    Casing around wires do not hold up well, wires fray easily

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed Power Adapter Cable

    • Written by from Camden

    My macbook air's power adapter cable is cracking up and peeling off like an old toast bread. I've only used it from March 2012 till present after I bought it in December 2012. It a shame I'll have to buy another one for $80, which will give way in no time. APPLE PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM. The rubber material is substandard.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead

    • Written by from hialeah

    I bought my Macbook Pro 1 year & 3 months ago. The charger that came with it has frayed and melted close to the power adapter. I was able to position it in a certain way to charge, but it would cause my laptop to overheat and shocked me. I have also gone through 4 iphone chargers in the past 2 years. This has never happened to my old non-apple electronics; my previous Sony lasted 6 years without needed to replace the charger. This is ridiculous; Apple chargers an arm and a leg for their products, yet the materials they use are cheap and do not last... geez I wonder why. I am so turned off. I was the biggest Apple fan and have converted so many people. Good riddance.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly poorly designed

    • Written by from Hyattsville

    While the "MagSafe" aspect of the adapter is no admittedly a great idea, the wire connections to the rectifier and computer connection are flimsy and pathetic. I'm gone through three adapters and will be going generic now, if only to pay less. Seems like a safe bet, since the quality can't get too much worse...

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Dead Magsafe

    • Written by from Duxbury

    If I could give zero stars I would, but I was required to give 1 star to get this posted. I am about to head to the Apple Store and buy a THIRD magsafe for my son's macbook that we purchased for him in August 2011. The first one lasted for 7 months. It split at the point where the wire meets the magnetic pin and stopped working. The second one died after only 3 months. So that's $240 spent on chargers and the computer isn't even a year old. Unacceptable Apple. What a disgrace.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple adapter's are awful!

    • Written by from austin

    The adaptors are way to sensitive. I am a very careful person yet my adaptor stopped working. 80$ for a replacement is an outrage! These laptops are not cheap to begin with, so I find it very unfair that such vital replacement parts should be priced so ridiculously!

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Is INSANE

    • Written by from MOON TOWNSHIP

    I have had my macbook for about 3 days and already this charger is not working this is nuts

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very sad day...

    • Written by from Mukilteo

    I'm very disappointed. My MagSafe is dead. I have no other choice but to shell out $80 for a new one. I'm so disgusted that you guys charge so much for your failures. Thanks.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damages quickly

    • Written by from Brandon

    Well, I have had my cord for less than a year and it hasn't really been working properly for 6 months. I am disappointed by the design, it seems that the wires are not properly connecting because I have to twist the magnetic adaptor to MAYBE get my computer to charge. Also, Apple is disheartening because they have no information on the bad charge cord. "links have been removed" I was trying to see if it was under warranty, but no prevail.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They always fail after one year of ownership.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I've owned Apple portables since the PowerBook 100; I have had nothing but problems with the latest models, with the failure of the MagSafe power adapters being the biggest problem to date.

    I don't know what it is with the MagSafe power adapters, but they always fail catastrophically. My first one, the original design, frayed like all of them, and the replacement did the same. When the redesigned aluminum MagSafe power adapters came out, I thought the design had finally been perfected. Wrong. My current MagSafe power adapter charges only when it wants to and quickly gets very hot to the touch, to the point where touching it with my fingers is uncomfortable.

    I have seen this problem once before, on a unibody white MacBook that I used at work. We had to replace that adapter after less than six months of service.

    The MagSafe connector is remarkable in theory, but in practice, these power adapters bring me nothing but headache. I wish there would be some sort of update or better quality control measures because having to buy a new one every 13-15 months is a bit absurd. I'm really gentle with my equipment, my laptop hardly ever leaves the house and is used mainly on a desk or table. I have no idea why these continuously fail on me.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Power Adapter

    • Written by from Edison

    I got my new MacBook Pro, three months back. My Apple 60W MagSafe Power charger stopped working. Its disappointing, when a premium priced product from Apple has such poor quality product. I wish my other apple products don't act the same way.....

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    • Written by from Downey

    With all the great service provided at the Apple Store, it is hard to believe that Apple would not only sell such a shoddy product, but more important, not admit their poor design and offer all of us customers a break in price to replace the adapter. An $80 adapter---being replaced MORE than once in the computer's lifetime????
    ---THAT is disgraceful!!! Shame on you Apple.....

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 11 months, 10 days

    • Written by from Elkridge

    I've loved my late 2010 13 inch Mac Book pro ever since I bought it, but this past week my charger stopped charging. I figured it had a short or loose wire somewhere in the connector since it would start charging again by gently moving the cable around. Obviously the more you play with the cable, the more damage is done to it, and sure enough the magnetic connector detached from the cord. Now I'm not blaming Apple for the connector falling off since I had to move it around (But as others have stated, it seems the connector gets really hot and weakens the glue). I am, however, disappointed that the charger stopped charging in the first place in less than a year. My other laptops (Lenovo, Sony, Acer) have all had chargers that lasted years!!! My Sony Vaio charger is still going strong after 3 years, I just replaced my Lenovo one after 4 years (Ordered directly from Lenovo's site for $35), the Acer one still works after 6 years (The laptop doesn't though).

    I love my Mac and the build quality of the MBP overall, but Apple seems to make the cheapest, flimsiest cables out of any company, hobbyist, or 5 year old kid with Elmer's glue. I have 5 'Dead' Apple iPhone sync cables (Oddly enough, a sync cable I purchased from Radioshack still works after 2 years). Normally I'd just shut-up and give Apple my money, but I have a TON of work I need to finish by morning and since the Apple Store is closed all I can do is rant until my battery dies.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaws

    • Written by from houston

    I have the white 13.3 inch macbook( late 2009) for about two years now. At first I thought, that this charger was the best charger I had ever seen for a laptop. But recently. It's being a real pain to me, when I plug it in while i'm using my macbook, the temperature of the connector reaches 50 degrees celsius which is pretty nasty if you happen to touch it. And the connector has also become loose which makes my mac constantly alternate between battery and ac mode which is pretty irritating, there was also another incident where I had received a major shock whilst going to rest the laptop on my knees. Is really what a MagSafe power adaptor is? Well so much for safety then, hope I don't have to have my mac catch on fire.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish

    • Written by from London

    The same as everyone else! Bought computer 8months ago...charger broken already. I am travelling in Asia at the moment, and not having a computer is really annoying, and $79 for a new charger is more than I spend on rent and food for a whole week! Shape up apple!

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is horrible quality

    • Written by from Benbrook

    The cord's connection to the magnetic piece is very cheaply made and this is my 7th adapter in 2 years. I am going to outsource and search for something made of heavy stuff. I mostly use my computer at the desk and rarely take the cord with me when I go out and yet they don't last and always break at the magnetic piece or the fuse in the power block goes out.

    I am disappointed in Apple. They should have fixed this by now. I just get a "that's the way it is" answer from Apple whenever I brooch the subject of workmanship!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    • Written by from Center Moriches

    The only people rating this product above a one star must be Apple employees or share holders. This product is horrible. I'm on third one in 8 months! On the first one the magsafe end fell off, the second just stopped working. Now on the third one and the end is coming lose after only 3 weeks! I only use it in my house!

    How can Apple charge $80 for this product when you can by Apple TV for $99?

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaceable You

    • Written by from BURRADOO

    Ever since my beloved aluminum Powerbook, I've been fighting with the Incredible Breaking Cord on these things. The wire gets broken right below where it inserts into the computer. THERE IS A FIX. I wrap red electrical tape several times around the vulnerable part. The tape cushions and protects the wire. I've never had one of them break since.

    Now there is a new design--and it looks as though Apple have actually been trying to fix the problem. But I think the new design is as vulnerable to breakage as the old one--and harder to protect with tape. But what I don't get is why they don't just accept the inevitable and design the adapter in such a way that the cord from the adapter can be unplugged and replaced--at a fraction of the cost of replacing the whole darn assembly. Could it be that Apple makes more money out of these accessories than out of the computer itself. . . .?

    33 of 36 people found this useful