• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two frayed adapters

    • Written by from Allston

    It seems that I, as well as many other customers, have experienced the same problem with the MagSafe Power Adapter. I have had two separate Power Adapters fray at the point of connection to the adapter. This is despite taking proper precautions and coiling the cord around the designated tabs. It would be helpful if this problem could be fixed, as several customers are reporting this problem and the replacement adapters are quite expensive.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement please

    • Written by from Oakhurst

    Today I'll be getting my 7th replacement. So sick of this charger. $80 every time I need a new one. The design is so flawed. Awful awful awful.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple?!

    • Written by from Jamaica

    I'm sick of buying these cords. I had a Dell for 6 six years and NEVER had to replace the power adapter. This MacBook...3 power adapters in 3 years. Really Apple?!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These adapters are the worst.

    • Written by from Kingston

    Honestly, these adapters have gone so down hill so quickly over the past two years. I had to replace my charger for my brand new 13" Macbook Pro with Retina display after only 6 months. And now that charger has also broken in the same place. These are so expensive that I feel like buying two every year is insane and unacceptable considering the high standards that I would normally associate with Apple products.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What does the research say?

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I have owned at least five apple computers, three being laptops. The power adapter initially pretty awesome! The cool lifts to wrap the cord around to keep things tidy pretty cool. Until it destroys the soft rubber tubing and rips into the conduit for your power supply. This is my third adapter!! Really is that the cost of doing business? Suggestion if it hasn't already been made, can we get carbon tubing on the next power supply?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Tampa

    I'm currently on my 3rd power adapter, mind you I take care of it and try not to roll it up or anything. The part where the cable meets the plug keeps cracking and exposing the metal cables inside. I thought after the first time changing it that I wouldn't have a problem but it happened again. Now on my 3rd mag and lets see how long this is going to last, they need to work on a steonger material so it does not crack and create and issue

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give fewer stars

    • Written by from Wethersfield

    Does it even matter what I write? Clearly Apple doesn't care that we ALL hate this stupid charger. Just like the other 1,772 people who rated this product 1 star, I hate this charger because it isn't durable AT ALL. This is my fourth charger and I have had to change my studying and note-taking habits specifically because of this janky charger. I'm terrified to take my computer anywhere because I'll need to charge it and quite frankly if I touch the charger at all I'm scared it will break. So thanks for the messed up hand from having to handwrite for two years of law school classes and studying. I have no idea why I even bother with this company.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd adapter in 1 1/2 years. Not durable design

    • Written by from Oxford

    Worst product in Apple's line. Highly frustrating. It changes how I interact with my Macbook. I have taped both endings where it usually breaks with black isolating tape to strengthen it. It looks horrible. Please redesign this product, in case I choose to get another Mac.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and too expensive

    • Written by from Amposta

    I'm owner of a Macbook Pro and love it. But this is my second charger in two years and it begins to breake again!!!
    Too poor quality and too expensive!! With SO MANY bad reviews I wonder why aplle do just nothing with this product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE QUALITY!

    • Written by from toronto

    Ugh this is my second time purchasing this charger for my mac. Apple seriously needs to reconsider it's design cause this is not durable at all! Every year I have to get a new charger and it's so frustrating!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this charger

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    I have gone through three of these chargers in the past two years. As a student I'm constantly carrying my charger around with me and using it in odd places. And every time, after about a couple weeks, my charger starts to fray and stop working. Before that I had my original charger that was the old version of the MagSafe and that worked beautifully for four years without any damage until the cat I was watching got to it.
    The quality of this product is atrocious, especially compared to the old version.
    It does not last. It can not take any abuse that should be standard with a charger for a portable device.
    If there was any other alternative I would say do not buy this product.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NONSENSE

    • Written by from montreal

    This is my third one, I'm sick and tired of this product. It's useless, when buying one be prepared to replace it within a year.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest piece of garbage on earth!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    WOW Apple. Really? I have to go through 3 chargers in 3 years? This is the most horribly built POS (besides the iPhone) thing I have ever used. I spend over a thousand dollars on your computer and you allow this cr*p charger to accompany it? This charger is the WORST charger in the entire world. And $80 for a replacement is outrageous, but you'll NEVER listen to your customers because YOU tell US what is best for us. Well I'm never listening to you or buying your garbage again!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple! This product is terrible

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I love my MacBook Pro, but I am about to run out and buy my 3rd power cord in the 3 yrs I've owned my computer. Not a problem if they were reasonably priced, but $80 come on! What a rip off for a product that won't last more than a year. These cords always fray right near the power adapter and where they enter the computer, I tried to tape my most recent one with electrical tape at the points to prolong its life, but instead it just frayed right where the tape ends. Apple, I am sure you have got to have enough brain power to make some more durable cords, get to work! In the meantime, lower the price on your current cords.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I guess I should consider myself lucky...mine lasted a little over a year

    • Written by from Hauppauge

    I just came on to purchase a replacement adapter and saw all the negative comments. Some people had to replace the adapter after only months of use. That is crazy!!!! I take care of my laptop and adapter and today, all of a sudden, I saw it was cracked/melting. It did last over a year so does that mean I should consider myself lucky....(sigh). Hopefully Apple makes note of all these negative comments and does something to improve the quality of these adapters.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NEGATIVE 5 STARS

    • Written by from San Jose

    This power adapter is by far the worst product I've ever used. We spend thousands of dollars on a laptop and have to spend more because neither the battery of power adapter can go on for more than a year. Unfortunately, we don't have a choice but to buy an Apple Power Adapter because only Apple makes it. After a while when you connect the charger to the laptop you have push or adjust it for it to start charging or else it just sitting there not charging.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, expensive to replace

    • Written by from Mercer Island

    This is an awful charger and stops working usually between a few months and a year. It doesn't stop working because of the user, it stops working because of poor quality of the product. After a little over a year I had to replace mine because it wouldn't charge the laptop, and Apple charges $80 to replace it!

    It's not uncommon either. I have yet to meet anyone college-aged with a laptop more than a year old who hasn't had to replace this charger at least once. If your computer is out of it's one-year warranty don't expect Apply to replace it's obviously poor quality and defective product.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Argh

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I'm on my third one. Mine don't fray, but eventually I'll plug it in to the laptop and nothing happens. No light, they just die. I'll think it's my laptop. But it's always the power adapter. The brick gets really hot I guess and shorts itself out.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and doesn't last

    • Written by from Miami

    The charger is expensive but they don't last too long. If it lasted longer maybe the $80 would be worth spending.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made, lasts around 12 months

    • Written by from Evans

    I have a 2010 Macbook Pro, with the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter. I am on my fourth adapter in 4 years. At $80 each these things really should last more than 1 year. My old Dell laptop never had the charger fail. Don't get me wrong, I love the Macbook, but the chargers are junk. The plastic covering the cable next to Magsafe adapter breaks and the cable eventually stops charging all together.

    5 of 6 people found this useful