• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a piece of ... shameful product (euphemistically speaking)

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I bought 2 adapters so far and I am about to buy a third one because of the cable shielding breaking (close to the connector). It is totally unacceptable that I would have to buy a new adapter every year because the cable breaking (and this is NOT because of heavy use or abuse). Apple's business model when it comes to these kind of accessories (e.g. cables in particular) is shameful ! Their choice of materials leave MUCH to desire as it is by far the least durable among the different brand cables I own. I may be better off buying a much cheaper adapter and made out of much better materials than this piece of .. shameful product. NO, the Design is NOT everything, Apple! Durability is ALSO important! I'm glad to see i'm not among the few giving this product the lowest review.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is a complete and utter joke...a failure for Apple

    • Written by from Arlington

    I'm on my 5 charger...one a year since I bought my 15" Macbook Pro in 2009. Truly disappointed in the quality of this charger. The outer covering starts to deteriorate as the warranty approaches. How in the world can a company like APPLE that makes such high quality products make such a low quality charger? I have bought disposable laptops made by HP that have cords which are still working 10 years later.

    APPLE better wake up and start taking care of their customers or they will start to lose market share. People won't continue to pay exorbitant prices for low quality products for very long.

    Is anyone at APPLE monitoring the comments on their own online store?

    With more than 1300 and all of them saying the same thing, either they aren't or they don't care...either one is a major problem.

    Someone needs to wake up and realize that when people spend more than $2k for a laptop they want the little stuff to perform just as well as the big stuff.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A failure for apple

    • Written by from Fort Lupton

    I love Apple products, but they have totally failed when it comes to this cord. We have had our computer 4 1/2 years and it is doing great, but we are on our 3rd cord. It has a one year warranty, but lasts about 15 months and then just falls apart.

    I always encourage friends and family to buy Apple, but this power cord is definitely a disappointment. I am shocked at its poor quality. This is not up to the normal Apple standards. I am frustrated that Apple has done nothing to remedy this problem.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Unhappy

    • Written by from Québec

    Seriously. I've bought two of those cable in the last year because the small wire broke right next to the transformer. For 90$ I would expect a much better product. Why not make that wire detachable so I don't have to buy a Power Adapter every time. Im telling you, it's the last time i'm buying one of those. Change that product and make it better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another disappointed APPLE customer

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've had my MBP retina 15'' for 5 months. Today my power adapter stopped working. It smells bad. Obviously something burned out inside.
    In fact I am on a battery power right now. Spent over 2500 USD for this unit to have a reliable business laptop:) This is a joke. My previous HP Pavilion is still working after 7 years of use. Going tomorrow to the Apple service shop and will definitively reconsider buying any apple products in the future.
    Reading here over a 1000 reviews saying this adapter is a piece of junk and apple doing nothing to fix the problem?????

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wire frayed

    • Written by from Imperial Beach

    I was also careful and have no puppies or children to chew on the cord. My fray was also at the brick end and my computer is only 1 year old! Today when I tried to connect, there was a spark and now my laptop's fan is running hard. I might have blown my battery! On my way to APPLE store--hope fully ONLY have to replace the power adapter, but am afraid it will be a lot more than that! Terrible design!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another unhappy customer

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had my Macbook Air for three years and am about to have to buy my third magsafe adapter. Frayed at the magnetic end. Sad given that I don't take the adapter anywhere and never roll it up. I think that there should be a redesign and a recall. Soon...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable: Lasts about 2 years

    • Written by from Chicago

    Am happy to done with Dell, but one thing I can say is that 10 years later their adapters still work. The exterior rubber gets soft and frays exposing the wires, and the internal plastic tube breaks creating a potential for short circuit. I'm amazed this hasn't been recalled for issues of both safety and durability.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE DESIGN!!!

    • Written by from Lutz

    I have been VERY careful with my MacBook and the power cord! No kids, no dogs! So it def isn't being chewed on and played with!! Such BS that I am now out of power because a faulty frayed wire at the base near the brick!! WHY WHY WHY can't there just be cord that can be detached from the brick at BOTH ends so that I am not wasting $80 for a CORD!! Not the brick!! That is absurd!!!! So much for a "superior" Apple product!! Haven't even had my MacBook for 2 years! VERY upsetting to have to run out and buy a replacement already!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never expected this for apple. Very disappointment.

    • Written by from Hyderabad

    This is the second time i am buying magsafe 2. Lenovo power adapter are 100% better than magsafe. Always wire is broken at the joint after 2 years of use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in 85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Langley

    I am now on my 3rd Power Adapter. Wires fray at the magnetic connector. You think Apple would get this glitch fixed or
    do a Recall. Surely Apple Technical Department must be aware of this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks like I have to replace mine again

    • Written by from Torrance

    Like Brad F said in his perfectly written review. I have to buy one of these to replace my old charger because of the frayed cable on the brick end. I know too many people who had to replace their charger for the exact same reason. Apple please look into this problem and fix it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chords frays with almost no use

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    This adapter is less than 2 years old and has been sitting idle with very little movement. Yet the cable is frayed by the base of the adapter. Not sure why this continues to be a problem for apple across all their power adapters. Wouldn't they know of the issue and redesign this part? I am becoming less and less thrilled with Apple these days...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire Hazard!

    • Written by from Driftwood

    FIX THIS APPLE!

    Today my 85W adapter started burning. Had I not been sitting right there, this could have been a devastating house fire.

    Make the magsafe end replaceable, and start making all your charging cords with a decent gauge wire that withstands normal wear and tear. I'm about to start buying something besides Apple - phones, laptops, everything.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Design, Poor Quality? BOO!

    • Written by from Overland Park

    I purchased a 15 inch Mac Pro laptop with the knowledge that Apple hardware is superior to most PCs. I have owned this less than a year and am having to replace the power supply due to a frayed power connector cord. This needs a redesign! I am going to have to purchase a backup just to insure reliability when I travel on the road and do not have access to an Apple store.

    Key take away: I suggest that owners of laptops that use this power supply purchase a backup to ensure reliability. It is not a question of if this power cord will fail, it is a matter of when!

    BAD design! Poor quality component!

    I would give this a rating of ZERO if I had the option!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    100% DISAPPOINTED!

    • Written by from Sao Jose dos Campos

    Completely disappointed with Apple!
    The charger of my macbook pro simply stopped working after just under 30 hours of use ...
    ABSURD!
    Now I have to spend another 80 bucks !?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same cable breakage TWICE. On my third adapter now

    • Written by from London

    Shelled out £65 to replace my charger last year after the cable splayed by the power block... and just had to replace again this evening for the SAME reason! Have owned the rMBP for two years and I'm on my third charger due to this unresolved design flaw.

    Fix it, Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fried just out of warranty (again)

    • Written by from Teryt

    This expensive "product" is just not deisgned correctly. As many have noted the cord at the brick is brittle - will tear especially if you use the two ears provided to loop the cord around. I have now this one that just has its warranty expired a month ago. I did nothing with my laptop, just browsing the web, no heavy-duty calculations were running - then I have noticed the laptop shows it's on battery and the charger lights are out on the connector.

    I now took it apart and see that there is black soot / smut inside the brick - obivously some part(s) have fried inside from normal use. Great timing to have it happening out of warranty, you just have to admire this design really. Not recommended at all - if there are cheaper products to use instead of this $80 brick, get those it will fail soon anyway.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars, for real

    • Written by from Grand Prairie

    I've gone through three of these so far since I bought my Macbook 4 years ago. I'm not understanding WHY it is soooooo hard for Apple to develop an adapter that can last as long as the product that it is charging. Obviously the rubber sheath around the wires needs to be constructed of SOMETHING ELSE. Stop using the same old lame materials to keep producing the same old inferior chargers. It inevitably rips or tears and the wires underneath peel back from the connector. Every single time. Absolutely ridiculous for a company trying to be known for quality workmanship. That should certainly apply to the adapter cords and all other accessories, for that matter, as well.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be a zero

    • Written by from Alhambra

    As a user of apple laptops of more than ten years, I am constantly suffering from the brittleness of the joint of power adapter. Does it take so much to redesign a reliable adaptor. Even my Logitech Mouse connector remains working after more than five years of use. Listen to the complains, Apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful