• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand the bad reviews

    I have an old power adapter from my last laptop that has been working for over 7 years. What do people do to their adapters? It's an electronic device, you can't bang it around and expect it's not going to break. Needless to say, I've been using my new one for over 2 years now with no issues and I have one at all three places I use my laptop most, so I don't have the added weight in my laptop bag...unless I'm going on a trip. I've had no issue with any I've every purchased.

    4 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Three in on year

    Purchasing my third adapter in one year. Shame on you Apple, shame on you

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger EVER!!!

    I will go to say i love all apple products, BESIDES this poorly constructed magsafe charger they manufacture... I only had my macbook pro for 8 months, and im already on my 3rd charger... My second charger broke less than under a month, and i babied it like a child (especially after the 1st one broke)... I will also add that i am no power user either... i have the same charger cable for my blackberry which i have been using for almost 4 years!!! In fact, out of all the cables, wires, chargers I've ever owned in my entire life, these magsafe chargers have given me the most headaches - NO JOKE!!! if your constantly adjusting your cable to get your computer to charge, BEWARE, soon your cable will fry up (at least thats what happens to mine shortly before they break!!!) Poorly constructed cables id give these guys NEGATIVE 5 stars if i could!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd charger is breaking as I type

    I've had my laptop for a year now. After a few months I noticed my laptop didn't have a charge anymore, so apple sent me just the part that plugs into the computer as my computer was still under warranty. That was the problem. Now I'm noticing the charge is very low when plugged in, and the light is not on, but i can still wiggle the wire to get the light on. They need a more reliable charger and to issue new ones to their faithful customers. Hopefully they can send me a new one, because $80 is outrageous for a charger that broke because of poor product design.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke Again

    Within months of purchasing this power plug, it broke. The wires completely pulled out of the metal pin holder at the rubber join. This was my second plug connector in 2 years. I use the macbook only around my home, it has not been subjected to even normal wear and tear. It is disappointing and a bit odd. Apple makes great products, but the engineering and construction of these adapter plugs is sub-standard and brings down the overall value of their equipment. Major letdown, and another $80 in the pocket of the manufacturer.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 out of 3 have died

    We have three of these chargers in my family and one is completely dead, the second only works half the time and the third is fine...pretty pitiful. Somebody at Apple FIX THIS.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs work

    I've had the same MacBook for 5 years but I've replaced this MagSafe three times due to cord breakage/wear at the connection to the box. I'm not abusive with the cord at all but I do use the MacBook a lot. My current adapter is wrapped with electrical tape in all the vulnerable spots, which seems to be helping but this is definitely not a durable product.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    I am now buying the third charger since January, (8 months.) For $80 this should not be happening this frequently. I bought a mac so that it would last, not to be having to shell out money for up keep every 4 months. From the looks of it, this has been an ongoing problem and should have been fixed a long time ago.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They all break

    I had my Mac for a almost two years and the power cord stopped working, the price cheaper than one for my PC, and that one stopped working around the same time, so I guess inevitably they all break Apple or PC. However, I'm not sure if it broke because of design or being on the floor, all in all, it held up well and functions as described so I dont mind buying a new one...

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple?!?!

    This power cord is awful, i have had more trouble with it then necessary! I have had my MBP for about a year and this will be my second one, luckily I bought the extended warranty so they are going to replace it for free. But still, ridiculous. BRING BACK THE T-STYLE CHARGER!!!!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple

    Seriously! You have built this reputation as a provider of solid durable goods such as the mac, but you make a worthless charger to support the computer. My charger lasted 13 months before dying. I hope Apple is enjoying the markup on this charger because you are making a killing. Zero Stars!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord burned through

    I've had my power cord (the second I have purchased in one year) burn through, without any apparent reason. If my husband hadn't discovered the burning cord our house would have burned down. Obviously the cords have serious problems, and if Apple does not want to get sued over this, they better fix the problem QUICK as well as lower the prices which are completely unreasonable.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I can't believe this charger is even allowed to be sold, or the fact that it seems Apple has not acknowledged this problem and tried to remedy the situation. I have to purchase my third charger soon for EIGHTY DOLLARS because this company cannot seem to make this product dependable. On top of that, my husband is in the army and we are currently living in Germany so I have to purchase this online then wait and extra amount of time to receive it since I'm overseas. It gets even worse, this is 2 days before school starts! I find it hard to believe with all of the products apple has created they cannot create a dependable charger. This thing is a piece and should only be sold for 5 bucks because that is what it's worth. Also, this L shaped design, wasn't the most brilliant idea they have come up with, it makes the cord get in the way of the plugs that are next to it and if I flip it around the wire bends funny. I prefer the T shaped charger and have no idea what possessed them to change the design rather than the performance. This is ridiculous. If Apple is going to charge an arm and a leg for their products then they should at least make them dependable. My husband has a $500 Gateway Laptop that has a power cord that performs flawlessly, which is 10 thousand times better than this $1,800 Macbook.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Seriously, I am a poor college student and I bought this adaptor less than 2 weeks ago. It's already stopped working. This is ridiculous. I spend TOO much money on this laptop to have to worry about spending $80 on a power cord. at least lower the price of these useless cords. I can't afford this. PLEASE HELP

    158 of 161 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Time's the Charm

    I love the design of the magsafe but I just purchased my 3rd one in less than 3 years. My two previous chargers broke in different places so there is more than one weak point. The charger just is not durable enough. I have taken good care of my chargers and have tried to protect them. Hopefully this next one will last.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I purchased my Macbook in the summer of 2007 and I'm currently having problems with my 6th cord, soon to need a 7th! That is 7 cords in 4 years, 3 of which, replaced in the last 5 months. The first few were wear and tear, frayed in all the usual spots. The last few are unexplainable. Frustrated.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever!

    I am now about to purchase my 4th charger for my 2 year old MacBook. The charger lasts about 6 months maximum before it dies.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annual replacement

    I've had my Macbook for almost 4 years and I'm buying cord #4. The design is great the quality and durability are the worst ever. This last one only lasted 8 months. Every time I buy another one the "I'm being ripped off" sensation runs through me. Made in China.

    55 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Disappointed Customer

    This is just unacceptable and disgraceful. The greatness and power you have earned from hard work is totally defeated by this faulty charger. Mine lasted three months, and now I have to pay $80 dollars for a new one JUST so I can use my laptop? Absurd. If you really cared about your customers, you were either A) Stop producing god-awful chargers, or B) Sell them for around $15 or less. Come on, this isn't the quality of product I've grown to expect from you guys. Shame on you.

    92 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And on to the next...

    Worst charger ever. Mine died again tonight. I will go purchase my THIRD one tomorrow. Apple is definitely making money off these charges because consumers have no choice but to go buy a new charger, otherwise Macbook is a paperweight. I LOVE Apple/Mac products and have converted several people from PCs to Mac, but this charger is JUNK.

    Thanks Apple. Another $84.

    40 of 40 people found this useful