• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from Täby

    suddenly after less than two years

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the smell of burning electronics in the morning.

    • Written by from Zgierz

    My Magsafe 2 died 2 months after the warranty on my 15" Retina MBP ended. Now I have a large $80 paperweight with a cable that smells of burned electronics. It was plugged into a power-strip with nothing but a lamp and the strip was plugged into the wall directly. Didn't change anything in my setup for a long time and now this, out of the blue. Apple does not repair it even if you want to. Buy new or nothing. Magsafe from 2009 MBP still going strong.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cord Insulation

    • Written by from Venlo

    The quality of the insulation of my Magsafe adapter is terrible, it just falls apart after 1,5-2,5 years. As does the insulation of my Gigabit ethernet adapter cord.
    I'm thinking about getting other than apple next time i'm going to buy a laptop for professional use, which will be shortly, not only because of the magsafe adapter...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Cord Flimsy & Falls Out

    • Written by from Bailey

    My computer is not even 3 days old. I was surprised at how flimsy the new MagSafe power cord was in comparison to my old one that is now 7 years old and works perfectly. The new cord falls out repeatedly, so I decided to see if I was the only one experiencing this problem. Good grief! I was shocked to read such poor reviews for a product that prides itself on quality. Now I'm not only concerned about the longevity of the product but the safety as well. I've got 12 days left to decide if I keep this computer or return it and get my money back because of something that would be such an easy fix.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out all the time

    • Written by from Southsea

    This is an AWFUL power adapter. I can't even move without it falling out. As for the quality of the wire I've had mine for a year and so far see no signs of wear and tear despite frequent travel. I am aware of how flimsy and cheap it is so I'm extra careful when packing it. Please please change this flimsy little adapter...we expect more after having spent a bomb on a laptop.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter

    • Written by from MURRIETA

    I agree with everyone's complaints. I'm now on my third Apple 85W MagSafe Power adapter. With all Mac's tech brilliance, you'd think they could come up with an adapter that would last as long as the computer! That flimsy thing attached to the magnet is just plain interior.

    Really, Apple. You can't do better? Or is this $80 replacement too big a money maker to improve?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid like the plague

    • Written by from FORT WORTH

    My first charger lasted two years before the wire covering from charger to laptop discoloured and started to unravel. Now having had this charger for just over a year and being meticulous in taking care of the charger, the wire from the charger to the laptop looks much worse than the previous charger. My wife even put some vinyl tape on it but even than the insulation or covering around the wire looks so discoloured and it is unraveling even more. I feel like I have to buy two chargers, one for work and one for home. This is nuts!

    Why can't Apple make a better product and NOT cheap out on the safety and integrity of this product? Apple, you are giving yourself a BAD name for a simple fixable solution, which is use better material and insulation for the wire between the charger and the laptop.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Halt all production at Apple.....

    • Written by from Columbia

    The quality of the cord on these things today are disgraceful. Apple should HALT all production on ALL new phones and gadgets until this insipidly SIMPLE product fail is solved. The quality of the cord is disgusting for its $80 price tag. My second adapter cord is FRAYED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORD. It doesn't even travel because I have TWO Thunderbolt displays at work and a second cable in my home office. The cord 98% is near my bed, unfolded but managed to get frayed---IN THE MIDDLE--and then eventually near the magnetic connection end. This one year old cord is JUST as frayed as my old MacBook 13 inch cable from 2008!!! HOW is that possible?!?!? I am thoroughly uninterested in ANY new Mac hardware until THIS simple yet ridiculous default is fixed OR the price of adapters is cut in half. They literally don't last the warranty of a basic MacBook computer. HOW insane is that? Do better Apple. Steve Jobs is NOT pleased. The biggest scam the company has ever pulled on consumers. Negative 5 stars!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As bad as everyone says.

    • Written by from Austin

    The best way to describe my disappointment is by comparing this product to my last Apple power adapter: My previous MacBook Pro lasted 6 years and the power adapter lasted just as long, despite weekly national and international travel, use, and abuse. The old cords did not split or fray. This adapter is barely nine months old and only travelled by air once. Daily, I travel about four miles round trip to school and back with the computer and adapter properly stored in a briefcase. At seven months, through routine use, the thinner cord frayed and split right as it exits the transformer. Absurd that Apple, a company that I am normally ecstatic over, does not fess up to this default and do something to make it right.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

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    • Written by from NEW YORK

    this thing breaks itself exposing the wire making you pay an extra 100 dollars every year and a half

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution for the rip?

    • Written by from Beavercreek

    The cord naturally twists itself, and eventually the cord rips exposing the wire. My second charger ripped today, and ive only had this computer 3 years. I can not afford to keep spending eighty dollars evey year. There really needs to be a solution made, because this is by far not the first negative review, with the same problem.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "T" shaped adapter is the worst idea ever Apple ever adopted.

    • Written by from Charlotte

    If you're using your macbook pro on...oh, say...your lap (it is a laptop computer anyway)...the t-adapter is not only in the way, but becomes constantly disconnected. apple did a great thing to go with the "L" shaped adapter, only to go back to the [much-worse] "T" shaped adapter. Very unhappy with Apple's decisions in the post-Jobs era. Seems like everything is getting just a bit worse little-by-little.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter that now costs more?

    • Written by from London

    I'd like to reiterate what everybody else has said about the connector falling out constantly. Annoying doesn't even begin to cover it. Also, I see I'm not the only one who has experienced fraying near the magnetic connector point. I had to replace the adapter after only one year. I've been keeping the fraying connecter at school so that I don't have to ever move it. However it has recently begun sparking, so I know I'll have to buy another adapter to use at school. I'm afraid to move the one that I keep at home, in case it starts fraying too. I just checked online, and I see the price has gone up to $100 from the $80 that they used to be. Silly me for thinking that a laptop and its accompanying power adapter should be portable. I feel like I need to keep a separate adapter in each of the places where I work. Apple, you really are starting to make me feel like an idiot for buying your products.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    • Written by from Miami

    I've got my MBP late 2013 less than 2 years ago and the power supply is gone.
    I've checked it with a specialist and the main IC that controls the voltage together with a SMD resistor was blown up. I cannot see the IC model therefore cannot be replaced.
    The power supply is always connected to my UPS therefore there is no chance of power surge.

    This was the last thing I was expecting from a MAC power supply.
    I have an HP DV5 for 6 years now and still works completely.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful with these things.

    • Written by from NR

    I'm buying my third one. This time I'll reinforce the cord before it starts to break. At least I learned my lesson. The neck of the charger frays so easily. Yes, part of it is that I am an idiot, but the other part is that these things are way too fragile. If I'm going to pay 80 dollars for a charger, I think I deserve a product that can take a bit of wear and tear. Its not like I'm abusing the thing, but I take my computer many places and the charger follows. It doesn't travel well. It starts tearing way to fast. I think Apple could easily make a better charger.(but why do that when your product costs 80$, needs to be replaced every 6 months and your customers are loyal and don't have an alternative, right?)
    On a positive note, it charges nicely and doesn't over-heat too easily.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why yes, this is built like cheap junk

    • Written by from New Paltz

    Sure the electronics are great and provide what I'm sure is stable power.
    The cable is pure garbage. Just bought yet another one after the last one ceased to function without vinyl tape holding it together at just-the-right angle.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Muncie


    THREE TIMES I have had to purchase NEW power adapters all because the CABLE MELTED. Why replace the whole thing when it is only the cable that needs replacing? Why make the customer pay $80+ dollars for a whole new adapter when a cable would be less than a tenth of that cost? This is totally absurd. Pull your head out of your rear, Apple. Most professional equipment out there has SEPARATE & DETACHABLE power cables precisely for this reason!! Design a new adapter that has cables that you can replace without having to wastefully replace expensive working components just because a cheap cable melted. Sheesh....

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Anchorage

    Falls out of half of the electrical outlets I try to plug it in to.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made.

    • Written by from Rochester

    It charges the computer but you have to make sure you don't do anything with the computer or it will fall out. Seriously any little movement will knock this thing right out of the charge port. It's frustrating. Not only that but the cord is so cheaply made! Mine frayed and broke within a couple of weeks and it was neatly plugged into the wall the entire time. Using this tiny cable and expecting it to hold up is ridiculous. Though it is frayed, has metal sticking out, and is a HUGE fire hazard, it still works (sometimes). Paying eighty bucks to replace it is an obnoxious price to pay for something so cheaply made.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product to be carry Apple logo

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    T style magsafe is worthless. A touch in any direction and it gets detached. The first one's adapter-to-computer cable snapped within 6 months. The second one is already showing signs of wear n' tear. Awful. And what is significantly more frustrating is another gimmick pulled by apple that my older adapters magsafe don't fit the new computers!

    3 of 3 people found this useful