• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My MagSafe Power Adapter became dangerous!

    • Written by from SILVER SPRING

    Like many of the other loyal Apple folks, my late 2008 Macbook Pro 15" power cord has completely stopped working. I had to buy a new one for $80.00 and while I understand it's older they should not die this way. I have taken extra good care of this older Macbook Pro and it's been amazing except for the power cord where it connects to the MagSafe wire. It is really not safe at all. It seems as if it could become a fire hazard and also it would be easy to fix with better quality wire! So I sadly join the crowd and ask Apple to repair and redesign the power cords and connectors so we can all love our Mac's 100%! Apple I really hope that you are listening!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement didn't even last 1.5 years

    • Written by from New York

    I don't know, I had mine replaced about 1.5 years ago for power problems and don't wind my cords tight and it's still burnt and frayed apart at the end.

    This never happened with my PC adapters

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe MagSucks

    • Written by from Washington

    Please Apple, will you apply your amazing design and engineering skills to your power adapters? I am now going on my fourth MagSafe power adapter for my MacBook Pro. The low voltage cords fray/short out after a dismayingly short useful life, then I have to chuck the whole thing. It's expensive and environmentally unsound. Can't you make the cord detachable from the power brick so that only the cord needs to be replaced. Geesh!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord has broke yet AGAIN

    • Written by from perris

    Going on my 3rd one of these. If anyone says they don't break they obviously do not use their laptop as much. I take mine to and from work every day and have to plug in the charger multiple times a day and my 3rd one just broke - so far they seem to last about a year and that's about it...

    Plus the price is expensive for the quality you are getting.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get it right Apple

    • Written by from Grenora

    We have a MacBook Pro and it looks like I am going to have to buy a fourth charger for this. Two were replaced under warranty and I had to buy a third. This one still works -- somewhat. I have to constantly wiggle it around and get it just right in order for it to charge. I did not remember exactly the price of a new one. So, suffice it to say that I am quite displeased and had quite the sticker shock now when I have decided I need to buy a new one.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First problem with a power adapter

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I have been buying these power adapters for years. I usually have three: one at work, one at home, one in the computer bag. I still have some with the concentric plug from previous generations. My wife and my son have MacBookPros, and they use the same adapters. And we have no problems.

    So far, I have lost one adapter (left it behind, my fault), and today my first one actually died. It was the home unit, so not subject to a lot of twiddling, just plug in and plug out. It was an older unit with a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter, so I must have got about 5-6 years out of it. I have had no issues with fraying, internal breaks and the like that others complain about. I suspect that these represent a small percentage of the total number of adapters out there, so one's chances of getting a dud are fairly low. That doesn't make it the least bit easier for those who get a poor unit, but it may put the numbers into perspective, and so the chances of getting a flaky adapter.

    I'm going to buy another one, so I'll see if the latest ones are OK. I'll let you know if it dies!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed in 18 months?!!!? Surely Apple can do better than that!

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    And to all those who ask "what are you doing to the cord?" or those who say, "take better care of your stuff" I say, "check your self-righteous tone at the door please." I don't discount your positive experience just because my experience was the opposite of yours.

    But for the record, I keep my MacBook in one place 80% of the time. I've never stuffed the cord into a bag or carried it anywhere and my dogs have never done so much as nibble the thing. It frayed because it was poorly designed or poorly manufactured or both. And oh yeah, that clunky square bit gets hot too. I repeat. Surely Apple can do better than that.

    PS I had various PCs for years and no cord ever frayed so much as a scratch.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Powercord

    • Written by from Asheville

    These power cords are a joke I agree with the other negative reviews. I am now replacing my third cord. They are not meant to travel with a laptop.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger!

    • Written by from Dalton

    I have had my charger for more than a year now and last night my charger started burning and the cord turned brown and the only two choices apple gave me was to buy another one with only the adapter and no extension cord for $61 or buy an entire new one for $79. Thank you so much apple, that was definitely a lot of help!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Fix or Refund!!!

    • Written by from New York

    If I had known that I would end up spending more than $600 over the years on new power cords for my MacBook Pro, I would never have purchased one. At least once per year of normal use, my power cord frays near where it plugs into the computer and I'm out another $80! Every time I purchase a new cord I bring the frayed one with me to the store and ask for a refund or discount for my replacement, but have been denied every time. You should design your product to withstand several years of normal use, or at least acknowledge your faulty design and offer discounts on replacements. I originally shelled out the extra money for an apple product because I was assured that your products were higher quality and more durable, but I will be switching back to PC's after this experience.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from South Bend

    The cord is so easy to break such that I change the charger every year around summer. This product is so bad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple NEEDS TO FIX THIS- Zero Stars in my mind.

    • Written by from Mira Loma

    Same complaint as the other thousand apple consumers who are unhappy with the design of the product!! Maybe I should switch to a PC instead so I don't get charged $80 when I need to purchase a new charger that was poorly designed to begin with! So disappointed in this product and in apple. I thought this company had the intellectual might to design a better charger than this piece of crud!!!

    I WILL BE WARNING POTENTIAL APPLE CUSTOMERS ABOUT THIS... APPLE ACCESSORIES/CHARGERS ARE NOT FUNCTIONAL.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't complain to much

    • Written by from Gulfport

    I purchased my power supply in 2011 and it held up through a deployment and a 15 year old daughter. I agree could be a better design. Cord snapped at main power supply.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Charger Is Worst Part About Owning a Mac

    • Written by from Grayson

    Like so many others, I wish I could give this product 0 stars. The ultra thin cable tends to fray and if you're lucky it can last up to 1 1/2 years (I mean extremely lucky). Not only does the cable break at the ends, but it also electrocuted my mac once when it was at the end of it's life. I'm lucky my mac still works after that. Stop benefiting from this obvious failure of a charger and fix this for your customers! This is too much trouble for $80.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fall on deaf ears??

    • Written by from Falls Church

    After all these negative reviews, has Apple made any improvements yet? My 2011 MBP (15 inch) power adapter just died. No sign of it ever powering on again. I'm headed out to buy a new adapter, which costs a FORTUNE if you ask me.

    Apple, Apple, Apple... I thought you were better than this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagUnsafe. The Apple store employee accused my wife of mis-using the cord

    • Written by from Allen

    Plugging the cord in to charge the laptop should fit within the normal usage for a power cord. My wife barely takes her mbp out of the house and takes the cable out even less. Still we have had 3 of these split due to strain-relief issues. The "genius" bar employee claimed he had never heard of any general issues with these power cords though. The magsafe design is great engineering. The thin cord is aesthetically nice but not very functional and easily becomes a shock/fire hazzard.

    Why is the replacement to fix a design flaw $80? Must I pay an apple tax on the repair also?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I went through 3 of the magsafe chargers, each one broke at the same spot. The cable connected to the charger always rips near the base and gets bigger and bigger with the heat.

    This could be easly avoidable but it seems the design is intentionally bad, just to make us buy another overpriced charger that again won't last very long.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter too heavy for plug prongs

    • Written by from Marietta

    About an hour ago I bought a new one of these things because the cord for my old adapter frayed.

    When I took it out of the box I was sitting down close to an outlet. I plugged my computer in with the adapter and plug without the extension. Within five minutes I noticed my computer was no longer charging. The plug prongs bent under the weight of the adapter, causing the adapter to fall out of the wall outlet.

    Love my MacBook for work, but if I'm going to pay $80 for a charger I expect higher quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality. Needs to be replaced annually.

    • Written by from Peterborough

    I have spent almost as much on replacing power adapters as I would have paid for a brand new mac over the past 8 years. Being extra careful with the corded does extend the life a bit, but regardless it will still split. Make sure you budget $99/year to replace this cable. And Apple, please stop creating low quality products and pretending they're still as good as it use to be.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On to my 4th Power adapter...

    • Written by from Toronto

    That's an extra $300 in frayed/busted power adapters - but do I have a choice?

    My Macbook Retina is great. Now if only it ran without electricity.

    2 of 2 people found this useful