• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One year of use and cord frayed

    • Written by from Festus

    I am glad to see it is not just me that has this problem. My cord near the magsafe frayed and I had to wrap it in electrical tape. I plan to buy a new or used one on ebay since I can't afford the ones from here. I am dissappointed in Apple's products. My iphone 4s had touchpad issues and even with a new touchpad, it still won't always register when I tap it. The iphone 5s, had multiple issues ranging from touchpad not working, mic not working, black videos and pictures and rattling noise on even a replacement one. The Macbook pro's HD just overheated and now I am also dealing with replacing the HD. But the cords should be made better than this. I think Apple owes us a new cord on them!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe adapter...

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    i would give this power adapter 0 stars if i could..i was always a mac person but this is ridiculous. I'm on my second one in 8 months and now it is not charging again. i need to spend another 100 $ when this computer cost more than enough. maybe this is just a scam to get more money but i will not be buying another mac again. don't buy this computer or charger until it has been fixed. you all have been warned.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Charger!

    • Written by from Robinson

    Reading the reviews, I can't believe this problem hasn't been fixed! I spent $2300 on this laptop, the charger should be better quality or at least a free replacement! It has started to fray at the charging port and down by the power box. Really disappointed.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worse than sugar free haribo

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Apple, you owe it to the customers and to the environment to make both cables replaceable. If you only count the number of adapters thrown away by the people who write reviews it's already about 500. For the vast majority only the cable had to be replaced. Miserable piece of design.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product

    • Written by from Dallas

    I have had my MAcbook Pro for less just over a year and the cord protector is already breaking so bad that I can see the wire underneath it even though I've been extremely careful with it. Apple really needs to redesign and make a stronger, longer lasting charger.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Charger Ever... Not!

    • Written by from Stockton

    $80 to replace a charger that will last less than a year. Not cool. If Apple continues to make cheap power adapters they should at least sell them cheaply!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd charger

    • Written by from Gainesville

    The last charger I had just fried my brand new battery as well as some of the processor. Frays like nobodies business and I am not happy. Really pushing me towards a 3rd party fix.


    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Take Care of It, and It Will Take Care of You

    • Written by from Red Deer

    I don't usually write reviews, but I was startled by the number of negative reviews I saw for a product which has proven to reliable for me.

    I've had my MacBookPro for 2 years and still have the original MagSafe cord that came with it. During that time, it has been toted around in laptop cases, switched between long and short lengths countless times, threaded under, around, and through a multitude of furniture legs, and traveled endless kilometres by bicycle, plane, and car. It still functions as well as the day it arrived on my doorstep: perfectly!

    Yesterday, I had my first problem with it: the casing on cord split. Underneath, the wires themselves were still in pristine condition. I taped it up with electrical tape, and came here to see what it would cost to replace it. Which is when I found the startling number of bad reviews and couldn't help but ask myself, "what exactly are these people doing to their cords?"

    I removed the one star for the short life of the cord casing, but as for the functionality of the cord itself, I couldn't be happier. Always transport your cord in your laptop case, keep it a safe distance from liquids, and don't toss it around like it's indestructible -- in other words, treat like the piece of electronic equipment that it is -- and it will serve you well for years to come.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These MagSafe chargers should be called MagSuck!

    • Written by from Hermosa Beach

    I have now gone through two and need to get a third as these just stop working - i do not travel with it so rugged use is not the issue. With the cost of a Mac Air they should have a lifetime warranty! Now I need to spend another $79! i do not recommend unless they have a lifetime warranty as this will now be my third in two years! MagSuck!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive products shouldn't come with shoddy quality parts

    • Written by from West Allis

    My adapter is starting to not work and once it doesn't, well, then that's it, b/c even cheaper adapters aren't affordable. To have to pay so much for a laptop and then have the adapter break from normal use (unavoidable since its schoolwork) in a short time is ridiculous. I like my macbook but I need to charge it to be able to use it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had to replace three times!!

    • Written by from bellingham

    So expensive, yet so unreliable. I am university student and I need a reliable computer for my studies. It's sad to see that the macbook pro is no longer a reliable choice for me anymore simply due to the defect of the charger. Really guys? You can make great computers but cannot design a simple power cord? Open your eyes Apple and fix this issue!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lithia Springs

    Maybe the trick is to: 1) Buy another new charger $80! 2) Immediately wrap it in electrical tape 3)Hope it will last more than 6 months! Can't believe that Apple sells these inferior products!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Now ordering my 3rd charger...

    • Written by from Marlette

    I am all for everything Apple - everything except these chargers. They are too expensive to be replacing all the time. I am very cautious when I am using them, but somehow the wires always end up being exposed. I am seeing that I am definitely not alone in this - PLEASE FIX THIS!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last Long

    • Written by from Sidon

    My chargers goes in and out and works when it wants to. I lately found my self hoping that today will be the day that it will decide to work. I must say, I love my Mac Book but the charger do not last.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third charger in four years. That's ridicoulus!

    • Written by from New York

    Dear Apple! Please do something with the charger cable (this between charder unit and a Mac). In my case it breaks too often. I try to take care of it but it doesn't help. I travel a lot and I assume that portable computer as MacBoook Pro should be design to be solid notebook with durable parts. Your computers cost a lot of money so I recommend to focus on a charger as well. Thank you in advance.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubber is melting off the wire cable

    • Written by from Port Jefferson

    After 3 years the rubber suddenly began to peel off the cable so quickly I can't even keep it taped up. This can't be safe.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Aaargh! Another dead adapter, another $80

    • Written by from Oakland

    What is wrong with Apple? Thousands of engineers developing great products and they can't build a reliable power adapter? I'm really disgusted. Obviously Apple could care less about its customers. Our newly dead adapter lasted less than a year. Zero stars.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    surprise surprise!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I know everyone that reads this will find it an utter surprise that I think this power adapter is terrible! I'm not going to reiterate what everyone says but as I sit her and write this review, I am staring at the black electrical tape that is wrapped around half of my adapter cord. Honestly, Apple you have some beautiful and functional products and I love them BUT for shame, providing such an utter, cheap and breakable adapter to people who spend $1000+ on a macbook. When does it get to the point you actually bother to LISTEN to the hundreds of thousands of complaints about this and FIX THIS DEFECTIVE PRODUCT???

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Guess What?

    • Written by from Columbia

    Not that this review is any different then the thousands of others, but I need to vent. My power cord is wrapped from top to bottom in electric tape because the insulation has a half-life of about a week. I try so hard to love Apple and I really do love my computer but it doesn't hold a candle to the pure rage of a battery and charging cord designed to fail in order to force people to repeatedly buy a new one. When I can afford a new computer Apple no longer exists to me. My $300 PC from middle school still has a functioning power cord almost 10 years later, is that really too much to ask from a company that charges $1,000 for a laptop?

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ZERO STARS would be too generous

    • Written by

    If you're going to give us such a shoddy, fragile charger, DON'T charge $80 for a replacement. What a effin' joke. Do either one of the following: 1) make a better charger or 2) charge $10 for a replacement.

    17 of 17 people found this useful