• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Glendale

    Never had any problems with any of the magsafe chargers. Working perfectly, continues to do so.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    20 months, two dead adapters

    • Written by from Apalachin

    I can't keep replacing these. If Apple had just made the small, delicate cord removable from the brick (and therefore replaceable), the adapter would cost less than $5 to repair (though it's Apple, so they'd probably charge $20 for that little cord) instead of the $80 I've had to drop twice in less than two years.

    Please Apple, redesign this adapter so that it can actually withstand normal use for more than a year.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Send time charger gone bad

    • Written by from ROCKY HILL

    This is my second changer that has gone bad. Being a mac product I would expect a better quality. I have a mac user for last 10 yrs. and am disappointed by charger quality. The magnetic pin is the problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It should be ZERO stars

    • Written by from Lavon

    I just bought my first MacBook Pro a month and my power adapter went out, no fraying just no longer works. I have owned plenty of PC's and never had a single problem. Reading all these reviews makes me believe that I should have stayed away. All of my cords are well taken care of yet this still decides to die on me. Not only is it an inconvenience to go to the store but if I have to buy one I know that it too will fail.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    • Written by from Oswego

    I cannot believe that
    a) after having to purchase a computer as expensive as my MacBook that I have to replace a frayed adapter wire. INSANE. I am very careful with my computer and all accessories, so for this wire to fray means that there is a problem.

    b) this adapter costs $79. And I will probably have to replace this one too....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and shoddily made

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have had my laptop for 4 years and am about to buy my 4th adapter. When I bought my last one, the guy at the genius bar told me to be very careful about how I wrapped it. In fact I rarely wrap it at all, but I followed his advice the best I could. Result: a year later the insulation is tearing away from the underlying cords, which is dangerous.

    Apple needs to fix this problem. I will likely be going back to a PC when I buy my next laptop, because while the computers may be great, Apple peripherals are too expensive and too poorly made to continue investing in.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality- It's a scam.

    • Written by from Southwest HARBOR

    For computers that are lauded as being of the best quality in the industry, they sure are overrated. I have replaced the power cord 4 times in 5 years, and at a price of $80 each, I could have bought a cheap PC instead and just replaced that every 5 years. Between the power cords and the batteries and a laptop frame that cracked within weeks, I am finding the quality of apple products shoddy at best. The OS is nice obviously but not worth it for the continued cost and loss of time waiting on items to ship. This is a failure of a company based on greedy principles.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this is my 4th on what

    • Written by from waterloo

    i really love apple but what the heck did they do with this like its like they slapped 20 bucks on a table and said just make it fast and put it on the shelf this is my forth and now its broke 2 wow thanks for such a cheap charger. love your computer and other stuff thought

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from Lewisburg

    It does not make any sense at all that Apple has not redesigned the power adapter for the macbook considering that so many people have experienced issues. My power adapter is slowly deteriorating leaving wire exposed. This is a horrible hazard that could be very dangerous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    gets so hot it burns my fingers

    • Written by from La Mesa

    The design at first seems to be great if you trip on the cord it unhooks without trashing your computer. But after a short while the magnets seem to get clogged with iron fillings and I guess the leeds get dirty so the connector gets so hot it melted and won't charge anymore. I've ordered a new cord on ebay since this is out of warranty but my worry is the battery gets really hot too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware! Does not last!

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    Horrible construction. Went through two power cords already that frayed completely right near the magnetic connector. The plastic casing just started to peel off and then the wires become exposed. Then the wires frayed and posed a fire hazard. Make a better product and don't make me pay $79 every time your poorly designed product breaks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gigantic Piece Of Garbage

    • Written by from Seattle

    Like most have said, the MagSafe Power Adaptor has a use life of 6-12 months at most. The cord is extremely flimsy and frays easily. The adaptor also overheats something terrible.

    The worst part is that your Macbook is completely worthless without it, so you are forced to keep buying them!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, flimsy materials. A failure that Apple should recall & replace.

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    Apple needs to change this design, it is clearly a failure.

    The plug-side section of cable is fine, but beyond the box, the cable is too thin & flimsy. The wire also comes out of the box and the computer at really awkward angles causing the cable to bend, the rubber to fissure and the wiring to be exposed. I've had to patch up the area that connects to the laptop several times, but now the thing is just completely dead.

    Apple build thier products in such a way that they only work with the peripherals and components that apple have exclusive rights to produce. These are mostly no better than or, in this case, considerably worse than their universal PC counterparts, and are only designed differently so that Apple can charge way over the odds for them without any competing vendors to drive down the price.

    Your desperate clawing for monopoly is failing your consumers. Fix it now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Designed I've had 2 wear out already ( = $160)

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Apple puts the expensive powerbrick on the same side as the fragile cord. So when the tiny cord wears out (and it will) you have to buy another $80 power brick.
    How about making a detachable chord on BOTH sides of the power brick.

    I'm so frustrated by this design flaw.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon, Apple.

    • Written by from SEATTLE

    Really? You make these lovely machines that look fantastic and work way better than any of that Dell cr*p I used to buy, but you can't make a durable, reliable power supply for them? And then you charge $80 for these crummy contraptions that self-destruct (well, at least the 3 that I've gone through over the life of my MBP) after a year or so of normal use (actually, I've even coddled the last 2, trying carefully to bend the cord as little as possible, but they still became dangerously frayed even with uber-careful handling).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Build; Still Garbage.

    • Written by from hartsdale

    It seems that I'm always getting new chargers because they're always flimsy and keep falling apart. I got a newer one about 8 months ago and it seemed sturdier than usual. Still lasted about 6 months before completely falling apart at the seams near the area where you actually plug it into the machine. It also shocked me once and made a burn mark on my computer! I'm about to get my 3rd charger in 2 years. Yeah it charges, until the minute it splits open (which doesn't take long), otherwise I'd want to give it 0 stars. Apple NEEDS to start making better chargers than this! It's too much money to waste on something with such poor quality of construction every 6 months.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On second replacement

    • Written by

    Okay i have had this laptop for three years, I have bought a new charger twice. A month ago the first replacement failed and was ripped so i bought a new one i have had it for about a week or two and it is starting to fail now, very upset now visible wear or tear.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked...for a year...

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I bought my MacBook Pro back in December 2011. This past month (July 2013) It has been overheating to the point to where it actually BURNED me. It is not working at all as of today (July 23rd) and I am NOT going to pay $80 for a new one. Up yours, Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snap, crackle, pop... one disappointed Mac user

    • Written by from San Antonio

    My old Mac laptop lasted me from nearly 6 years before I finally had to admit that I needed more memory/speed/etc. But the power adaptor itself had never given me trouble. Bought the MacBook Pro in July 2012 (exactly a year ago), and after about 8 months, the 60W adaptor began crackling wherever and whenever I plugged it into an outlet (always grounded). Within a few weeks of that, I'd occasionally see sparks. Now I'm to the point where I have to wiggle it around and even tape the cord into awkward positions to get a charge to run to my computer. It reminds me of the days in the 80's when I'd have to wiggle wire hangers on top of my tube television to get a signal to come in. I am absolutely SHOCKED that an Apple product is doing this, and even more shocked to see just how many people are out there experiencing the same thing. It's only 12 months old, shot, and costs $$ to replace! Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave, Apple. GET ON THIS! You can do better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third charger in less than 2 years

    • Written by from Conshohocken

    Charger #1: 45W which came with my Macbook Air. Problems started within 3 months. Depending on what kind of mood it was in, I got: the "Not Charging" battery icon, absolutely nothing, or a green light (and a charge!) which would disappear at the slightest touch. Right after the one year mark, it stopped working altogether. My bf chalked it up to me not taking care of my things, but it's a CHARGER with a CORD that's meant to be wrapped and unwrapped, and twisted and bent occasionally.

    Charger #2: 60W. Slightly bigger but same flimsy design. (Why place the cord in the middle when no matter how we wrap it's going to bend at a pretty harsh angle???). I was annoyingly careful with this one and what did that extra effort get me? NOTHING! This one lasted half as long and when it went, it was a quick sudden death.

    Charger #3: I am ordering from China for 1/4 of the price. Since I'm expecting the quality to be poor, I won't be disappointed. But honestly, it can't imagine it could be any worse.

    Wake up, Apple!

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