• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    This charger is just plain horrible. I've had my laptop for a year now and I'm on my second charger about to have to get a third. When I plug it in now, the light doesn't even turn on. Sometimes when I'm lucky it will start charging for a bit but then stop working later.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly disappointed.

    I bought this adapter to replace my original one for use with my 2006 Macbook. I carefully read what was posted on the Apple website and discerned that this one would work correctly with my particular laptop.

    Instead of simply charging my computer, it gets so hot that it actually fried the interior part of the adapter that connects to the laptop. Because of this, it now only charges if I press it very hard into the jack.

    So now, after just slightly over one year, I'm looking at having to buy a new one.

    I typically have a very good experience with Apple products, but this one, unfortunately, is beyond frustrating.

    109 of 111 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with product

    The part of the adapter that connects to my computer gets really hot and burns my fingers. It recently completely stopped charging my computer and so now I have to buy a new one. This is ridiculous because clearly from all of these reviews, it's a problem with the product and not something the consumer did. Fix it already Apple!

    119 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is HORRIBLE

    I thought this was the coolest charger at first and then it totally blew up. It is flimsy, scary and sparky. I haven't ever had a Mac charger that hasn't given me trouble. Either the port or the plug go out. This time my plug sparked and blew. I am thankful it didn't fry anything.

    60 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in ONE DAY

    This is by far the worst power cord on the planet. I got a new one because my old one broke on me after a year and 10 months and this one breaks in less then 24 hours... Who ever made this power cord so needs to be fired from his or her job for this piece of junk and I love Apple... So please for god sakes BRING BACK THE OLD POWER CORD AT LEAST IT WORKS...

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip off

    I've only had my mac for about 4 months and the adapter already needs to be replaced...and that will cost me $79...WTH!! Love my mac, but Apple can and should do better on this item!!!!!!!

    16 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, Flimsy, Flimsy

    Come on Apple, it is long past time you made these sturdier. Or, make it possible to replace the cord at a cheaper price. It just isn't reasonable to treat a power adapter as a consumable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I have only had my Macbook pro for one year and I have already had to replace this stupid cord twice. With the price of replacing the cord and how long it lasts, this is a complete scam. The computer is awesome, however I can no longer turn it on because I have no way to charge it. I love all apple products- but this cord is making me seriously consider making future purchases somewhere else. My old laptop also had a charger that would spark, now this one stops working and I have to replace it every six months.... seems like apple needs to come up with a bettwer way to charge their laptops....this is ridiculous. Don't waste you money!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I replaced the charger just 4 months after I got it. Now 6 months later it has randomly crapped out again. I took great care this time to ensure longevity and even my extra caution hasn't prevented this cord from being junk. Shelling out $80 a pop, is not affordable when you're a full time student with bills!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke after a year.

    As the title suggests, the adapter started to not function correctly just after a week my factory warrantee ran out.. disappointed apple...

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I've had my Mac Book Pro for just over a year now and I'm already replacing my 2nd power cord, making this new one the 3rd. The cord never even leaves my desk and yet it's broken twice. Why can't Apple fix such a blatant flaw in their otherwise great computers? For a brand marketed on it's durability and portability it's a pathetic oversight when their power cords can't even handle a few months of typical use at a desk.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad Face

    I've had my macbook for less than a year and my adapter just stopped working. The most abusive thing I've done to it is that I roll it up in its built-it roll up thingy. Major sad face.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I have had the same MacBook and MagSafe Power Adapter for over two years and never had a problem with charging. Great reliable product.

    4 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter for MacBook Pro

    Sorry Apple, much as I love you, this product fails the Apple standard. It does not disconnect as easily as it should and the cord frays at the transformer end. We have had 2 in 18 months and at AU$89 that's no joke. Far worse than this, my son's computer was on a table someone tripped over the lead, it did not disconnect, now the computer is unusable!!! Very very disappointed. Get it together. I would rate NO STARS if I had the choice.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks over and over

    I am replacing my charger for the second time. The charger never leaves my home and it just suddenly stops charging.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    My MacPro is not even a year old. This power cord spends its life sitting on the floor beside the desk. The cord is not "abused" rather is rarely moved, yet it is already not working. Love the computer, HATE the power cord. NO REASON THIS SHOULDN'T LAST A YEAR OF LITTLE USE.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and flawed

    I will join the chorus of critics and complain about the poor quality and high replacement cost of this cord. It's is totally unacceptable that an $80 part which is integral to using a portable laptop computer fails to last for the full life of the computer itself. Especially with its high cost. With regular and careful use, my cords last a mere 18 months—add that to the lifetime of a Macbook which can be 5 years, and that’s an added cost of $250.00 just to replace this part. If there is anything that will prevent me from purchasing another Macbook it will be the headache of replacing this stupid power cord that is guaranteed to fail.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality improved

    I've used Mac laptops since the Pismo PowerBooks. And I have had the adapters wear out quicker than the computer. I have purchased both Apple and others replacement power supplies.

    I recently bought a couple more Apple MagSafe adapters for my MacBook Pro. I wanted to leave one adapter in my office and give my daughter the other. It seems the adapters have a beefier cord connecting the adapter to the computer. This may greatly improve durability. I am pleased with the quality and see no reason that it won't outlast the computer. My daughter's adapter, on the other hand, should last longer than her first one but she is rough on the cord as she stuffs it into her backpack. In conclusion, from my experience, these are improved power supplies that should last longer than earlier models. They are higher quality than any I have seen from any other manufacturer.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT Work

    I have had to replace my power supple TWICE in a MONTH! These do not work, Apple needs to do better and the price is CRAZY HIGH for it to continually break!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really needs improvement

    I had my Macbook for four years and went through three of these cords. The first and third just stopped working; the second one got so hot that I was afraid to use it.
    I purchased a new Mac Pro in July and now the first power cord has gone out. I think that, if these cords need to be returned so often, they need to be MUCH less expensive.
    Beyond that, we really need to develop a cord that will last.

    9 of 9 people found this useful