• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really bad design REALLY BAD APPLE, Hello??????????????

    • Written by from Poway

    Two MB Pro 13's - Two broken MagSafe Power Adapter wires...both of them right where the wire meets the connector...Brought the first one to Apple and they said there was no recall on this type. So I threw it away. I'm sure I should have saved it...Then the MagSafe Power Adapter for my wife's MB did the exact same thing, the wire covering split so I put some shrink wrap on it...helped for a little while until... last night, it started sparking where the wire goes into the white box (wire covering is split there too) and could have started a fire so my daughter yelled to me and I unplugged it. Dead. Off to the Apple Store for them to tell me sorry, and I guess I'll have to spend another $80...

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Your laptop only works if it has power. Maybe there should be more emphasis on the quality of the power supply. I have had more problems than I want to say. I replace this product about once a year.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Smithfield

    Now I'm depressed. My power adaptor cord just split, exposing wires, and won't work anymore, so I went online and ordered another despite all the horrible reviews. But what are the options? I replaced my old MacBook last year and the adaptor that came with it cracked in two places and started sparking after a few months. I thought it was a fluke. So I dug up my old adaptor and it worked just fine, even though it's now 6, 7 years old. I don't mind it finally cracking open, since I got good use out of it. But I don't want to have to keep replacing the darned thing every few months like so many people here! The older adaptor was sturdier and easy to coil. The new adaptor is flimsier and flops like a fish when you try to coil it. I already know it won't last long. Apple, mistakes happen. Your customers will forgive you. But ONLY if you CORRECT the PROBLEM.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third adapter in one year

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    This adapter is terrible, I am on my third one this year. At $80, this is getting ridiculous. Will be my last Mac laptop.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure what everyone's talking about..

    • Written by from Whitman

    I've had my charger for my mac pro 2010 since I bought it in the fall of 2010 and it's worked fine all along. It's a matter of transporting the charger using the horns to wrap the cord around the adapter and treating it with care, as if it's an extension of the laptop itself at all times. The only reason why i'm here is I believe it's run it's course and I'm in the market for replacement 3 years after I got it.

    2 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I've had this product for over two years. It's the same one that came in my macbook pro box. Just be sure to take good care of it and don't have it plugged into an outlet for too long because you'll just be draining the power on the battery. The whole product is very fragile and I'll admit that in the two years I've owned this, I've gotten wears and tears but nothing electrical tape can't fix. I only wish this wasn't so expensive because I'll need to buy a new one soon. $80 is a bit hefty..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord for my Mac Air

    • Written by from Lake Worth

    I love my mac air! I dislike the power cord! I am about to buy another power cord going on my THIRD?! I know its not me now by all these comments but also after I replaced it the first time i knew it not me because I didn't coil it, it stays in one place and it still ripped and exposed the wires.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Boston

    Like everyone else, my laptop is fine, just about to purchase my third charger. The first one, the wires became exposed and then stopped working this second one just stopped working this morning for no apparent reason. At $80 the chargers need to be better lasting. I've only had my MAC for 18 months. Right now I'm trying really hard to remember why I made the switch because none of my PC's chargers ever broke, and lasted me at least 4 YEARS each.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from CORTLANDT MANOR

    Such a superlative computer. Such an admired company. Why such a cheesy part? Why such customer gouging prices? What a shame.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The planet is fine, the people are f*ed

    • Written by from Vilnius

    This product is fine - it's sturdy for it's size and weight and efficient for charging time. For all the people complaining about it breaking near the tip of the charger - who's fault do you think it is?

    Do YOU:
    *even use the clip-on on the wire to make a straight connection?
    *you carefully wind the wire around the "horns" when carrying it?
    *you ever pick up the whole charger by the small cord?

    If you do, then it's your fault. Get huge chargers with mega layers of protection - go buy a DELL, that will last you for ever...

    4 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please do something.

    • Written by from Ciudad Obregon

    I've bought 3 chargers at this point. I take care of them as if they where made of crystal and they just won't last!

    Guys from Apple: Do you really use this product as much as an end user does?
    Please upgrade this. I love all of your products but this one is just not working for me.

    I live far away from an Apple Store so, when I order something online, it takes 1 month or more to arrive and I really need to use my Macbook everyday.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    I have a Macbook Pro and a Mac book Air. Computers are fine. Can't say the same for the power adaptor both work on occasion now neither work . One is one year old the onther is 3 yrs old.
    I will seriously look at other computers in the future. Completely dissatisfied.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It won't last

    • Written by from Walnut

    This adapter won't last. Mine lasted for about 2 years and now the inner wires are totally exposed. Apple should recall this product!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it...Short Life.

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    If the cord rarely leaves the room then, I suppose this product would be fine. However, as a college student, this cord will last at MAX maybe two years. I've seen it with all of my mac friends too. I am tired of purchasing replacement chargers. It is not worth so much money. Why can't the design be FIXED?!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Buffalo

    This is the most embarrassing product apple makes. How can a company charge $80 for a charger that is only going to last a year?

    My chargers have always stopped working with no signs of damage on the outside.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Traverse city

    These chargers are great when they actually work, however in the past year I have replaced my 80$ charger three times. It appears to be the skinny cord that constantly looses its connection. One of these days Apple should put a little effort into their charger design, I would think that 1K+ horrible reviews would be enough for them to realize their pos product needs reworking.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable

    • Written by from Sherbrooke

    I own my Macbook pro since a year, and this is my third charger. Product breaks easily, and it's way too expensive for its cheap quality.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix it!

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    I don't know how a company can make such polarizing products that are forced to work together: the mac book pro (which I love) and the charger (one of the most incompetent pieces of electrical equipment I have ever owned). I am on my forth charger in four years and will NOT be buying another one. The last one only lasted 6 months before it just randomly stopped working without any warning. I hope they understand this is a deal breaker for customers, but maybe they don't care. Please fix this immediately!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Plymouth

    The expensive part of the charger is obviously the charger itself, but the cord coming out of it is weak and cannot be replaced.

    Is it possible Apple designs them poorly so you have to buy a new one every few years? Maybe, but it's not like you have any choice.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Lambertville

    I am on my second 60W Magsafe...and the same problem is happening...all of a sudden I am noticing that the rubber coating is splitting and fraying...most noticeably where the dumb little adjustable cord clip is....MAKE A MORE DURABLE PRODUCT...I REFUSE to pay $80 for another one of these in less than 2 years

    19 of 19 people found this useful