• 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!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MACBOOK PRO Charger broke after a year of use.

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    So this is my first Macbook pro since the days of the Performa, I made the switch back from windows after many years of being plagued with slow performance no matter how expensive a computer I bought. This computer is Awesome, however the power cord is an awful piece of engineering. I do not really take my macbook anywhere but around my house, not being stuffed in a bag, not bending the cords, nothing. Now I noticed the cord basically disintegrated where the cord meets the white adapter box. And it looks like the only thing that can be done is buy a new one. All my windows laptops, as slow as they were, the power adapters were indestructible and outlived every computer. I would highly suggest to Apple to redesign these adapters with either a "quick release" like that is on the plug side, so if the cord going to the computer breaks like mine did, I could pop it off, buy a new corn and not an entire power supply. Or, make these adapters with better rubber and plastic cords that are actually tested for wear and not lust looks.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why oh why????

    • Written by from San diego

    I am now on my 5th power adapter and only have two MacBook Pros! I have had to replace 3 of them now and the last two that I am on are on their last leg. One is held together with electrical tape and the other only works when it is bent in a certain direction and you hold pressure on it. One of my computers is 3 yrs old and the other is 4. If I replace these two power blocks that will make us on numbers 6 and 7! We absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our computers and would not buy anything else but having to spend $90 every six months to a year on something that should be lasting the life of the computer is absolutely ridiculous. Apple people, please fix this! Look at the reviews on this power adapter. There is no reason why you should have an average 1 star rating on this or ANY of your products. I truly believe in your products and think that you offer the best in the industry on everything you manufacture. Our entire house is nothing but Apple and I hate that there's this dark cloud surrounding our computers.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac book pro power supply and charging cord.

    • Written by from Glouster

    With all the time and money & effort Apple invest in upgrading their products to make sure We have the very best product available. A person would think Apple would take 2 or 3 hours out of their day to design a better charging cord.
    How hard could it be?
    Apple take a look at your iPad charging set up! Am I missing something? Why couldn't you design it so all we would need to buy is a USB cord with the magnetic connecting end.
    A long time apple user of all product for several years. Charging cords are an issue that needs to be addressed

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My 3rd cable!

    • Written by from Montreal

    Probably the worst cable design in history. Everytime the cable breaks after a while. The perfect travel companion, I don't think so. It can die on me while traveling...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying cord caught FIRE

    • Written by from CINCINNATI

    Yesterday my power cord was just fine. Today my 10 year old daughter thought she smelled smoke and noticed tiny flames coming out of the cord that was sitting right next to her. If not for her keen eye, I don't know what would have happened.

    It is incredibly disappointing to me that Apple has failed to make changes to this dangerous adapter. Worse, I am stuck with purchasing a new one for $80.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe went defunct after 6 1/2 months.

    • Written by from Marseille

    For my 2007 MBP, I had 3 MagSafe Adapters. The first broke after several years, the second after 2 years, and the third after 6.5 months. What to think of an engineering company who can't construct a power adapter despite thousands of complaints....

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, durable product.

    • Written by from Tampa

    I honestly have no idea how these people are abusing their power supplies so badly that they fail within a year. We have 5 power supplies (two 45W and three 85W), and NOT ONE of them has ever failed or frayed. I bought one as a back-up for my old MBP when I was in grad school just in case of an emergency, but the original power supply has never failed in over 5 years. Four of these power supplies are used daily. They’ve been rolled up and stuffed in backpacks. They’ve traveled all over the US, and they all still work perfectly.

    2 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor Quality for Way Too Much $$$

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Have gone through two of these things, both badly fraying at the point where the thin section of the cord meets the "MagSafe" block. Connectivity is not always successful, as sometimes the indicator light doesn't accurately display and/or the computer won't even recognize when it's plugged in. Both chargers have seen reasonable usage, but it's clear that the materials used to produce them are woefully flimsy. Then they have the nerve to ask for almost $80 for an item not even worth $20. Apple should have recalled this junk a long time ago.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISAPPOINTING...HUGE ONE...

    • Written by from Epanomi

    Disappointing with the magsafe power adapter that is the most cheapest (quality) but most expensive pc charger...
    In Greece we spend 90 Euros for something with almost lifetime 2 years....
    i have NOKIA,SAMSUNG,SONY (my old devices) chargers and i can tie up my huge dog with one of those...so qualitative....
    FIX IT BECAUSE we all see HUGE NUMBER OF ''ONE STAR'' RATING.

    With respect to apple

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk!!!!!

    • Written by from Laredo

    I am so tired of having to buy a new flipping power adapter each year. This is my 8th! the first couple were my fault as my kids have gotten to them, but the last couple are sorely on Apple. The worst part is that they get more expensive NOT cheaper like they should each year. I used to only pay about $65 now its $80?? Its for an 8 year old machine. These issues need to be resolved.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    7 Year customer.......

    • Written by from Bowmanville

    I have had to replace my power cable twice already and the third one is on its way out. Why do you make us pay so much for poorly made power cables, please make it so you can replace just the cord that would save everyone the frustration of having to pay what now $90 for a new one ( every time I have bought one its increased in price by $10 or more) I love my computer and have had it for 7 years now so make a power cable that will las just as long or even 4 years or something along those lines.

    Not impressed.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord

    • Written by from Lawrence

    Hey Apple, have you fixed this glaring, consistent, and completely fixable problem yet?

    No?

    How about now?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful waste of money you have to spend.

    • Written by from Vaiden

    Shorted out in six months. Of course it's on a deadline week. Why must this cord be made like such cheap cr*p? I'd rather pay more for a better cord that won't short out in less than a year.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lawsuit waiting to happen

    • Written by from FREEPORT

    Own a macbook retina display. About 2 months ago I found the power cord had melted and looked burnt. The cord is normally on a tile floor, take really good care of my stuff so wasn't quite sure what had happened. Luckily I have apple care so the cord was replaced. Apple tried to charge me a 75.00 fee until I returned the power cord but I told them nope, not gonna happen. They sent the new cord anyway but no return package for the burnt up cord. Maybe a month later I saw the same little holes indicating the cord was getting ready to fail again. Contacted apple care, who again replaced the cord, big fight to get them to send it without charging me the 75. fee until I returned the old cord. When I told the service rep they never sent a return box for the previous one the smart @ss told me they didn't want it back, I could keep it, give it to a friend. I was like really, are you even listening to me, the cord BURNT up. Anyhow sent the whole macbook in for repair at this point, found heat sink and both fans needed replacement. I'm now noticing the same pre melting tension holes in my iphone cord that I charge via the laptop. This laptop has been the worst purchase I ever made and is my last macbook and probably my last apple purchase altogether. Give it to a friend, seriously???

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous piece of cr*p

    • Written by from Montreal

    After barely a year of owning my 2012 Macbook pro, my adapter started frying. Almost got electrocuted trying to unplug the d*mn*ed thing. And no, it is not because of my power outlets. Apple has a problem with loads of their cords, I had to replace my iPhone one every 2 months because the rubber would come apart and the threads would fray.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This cord is amazing no other company could hold a candle to it

    • Written by

    i ordered this cord over a year ago my dog chewed through it i fixed the cord with a little electrical tape and two but connectors and it has worked ever sense bout to order a new one due to the dog chewing through it

    0 of 10 people found this useful