• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed.

    The original charger I had for my Macbook Pro, which I've had for about two and a half years, which was also the old design, worked for about two years. I had to purchase a new charger, which was the newer design, about six months ago and it totally crapped out on me after only a couple of months! I then bought a new one about two months ago, and I'm already experiencing problems with it. What makes this even more frustrating is that I've gone through three batteries as well, and even though I didn't leave my Macbook plugged in constantly, the battery life still dwindled. So now, unless I want to purchase another overpriced battery, I have keep it plugged in all the time. Which I haven't minded doing for the past two months, however, the fact that I own this awful charger makes that rather difficult. I know people who still have the old design of the charger, and have had it for years, and have NEVER experienced any issues with it at all. The fact that I've had so many troubles with this, and have literally thrown away hundreds of dollars, almost makes me regret purchasing my Mac in the first place. If I could rate this lower than one star, I most certainly would have.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stark contrast to the quality of the Macbooks themselves

    My wife is now on her 4th adapter in the two years she has had the computer. The Macbook itself is great but these adapters are terrible. For the price, they should last a lot longer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Cord Design

    Generally I have to say that mac products are well designed and durable. However, this charger is not one of them. The cord coming from the adapter to the computer is too thin and becomes easily damaged. I took very good care of mine, and it ended up failing after nine months due to internal burning/melting where the thin cord exits the adapter.

    I hope that it will be covered under warranty, as this is clearly a design flaw that numerous people are experiencing. In the mean time, I had to purchase a new one for work, which outside of the USA cost me closer to a $150. I am very disappointed in apple's charger design and pricing for such a simple piece of equipment and it makes me consider switching to a PC in the future.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Terrible Should Give it zero stars if possible.

    The power adapter that came with my Macbook lasted longer than the one I replaced it with which is terrible considering the original lasted for three years and the replacement lasted for a total of two months. If I'm spending eighty bucks on just an adapter I expect it to last, especially when that adapter is made by Apple. I DO NOT have a disposable income where I can just buy adapters like it's no bodies business. Apple, everything you make does not have to be pleasing to the eye. If anything I want a tough durable power adapter that won't break after two freaking months. I might just go back to PC, thanks apple.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank god for the warrenty

    Thankfully I got the extended warrenty when I bought my almost two years ago. I have gone through four adapters and my latest one just died yesterday! I was going to go switch it out and buy a second one for when it happens again but forget that! At $80 a pop! This is ouragous! Especially since I haven't had one last even 6 months. That is about $15 worth of maintence I will have to spend on my laptop PER MONTH once my warrenty runs out! Not including the time I have to go sit at the Apple Store and get the silly new wire! It is absurd. I paid a great deal of money for this computer and I expected quality products. I am severly disappointed.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches everywhere.

    For Lord sake, please design a normal accessory. Why everything has to be glossy? It has now thousands of deep scratches and millions of mini scratches. I'm tired of this, every single Apple product is super scratch-attractor.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad power adapter

    I just got my Macbook 6 months ago and all of a sudden my adapter dies! From the reviews it seems like this is a common problem. I'm disappointed by Apple

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wasting money

    I'm beyond upset with the performance and price. No one has money just to pull out of no where and keep paying for a new charger. I have nothing good to say about this product that you need in order to have a MacBook Pro.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    This is my third adapter in approximately 2 and a half years. I am beyond frustrated. This third adapter was purchased less than 6 months ago and it just stopped working one morning, after working just fine not even 5 minutes before. Not to mention the fact that the price is too high for such a cheap, unreliable and faulty product. They need to either make a better product to reflect the cost or lower the price to what is reasonable for this very poor quality product. This is very unsatisfactory, and you would think with such a name as Apple, they would want to take pride in not providing customers with this type of service, but I guess that is how they make more money.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE = communists

    owned my cord for a whopping 6 months. the cord pulled out of the magnetic tip like nothing. all the Amazon cords are used, leaving Apple as the only way to get a product that is new. but they don't ship to Military APO. thanks apple for stranding me in the desert with out a computer. you ever want to right this email me.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    My second power cord in 4 years has melted again up near where it plugs in. I was talking to a technician and they said the 85 watt cords last longer because they do not heat up as much. Do not buy the 60 watt. If you've got to spend the money on a new one as I am sure you do get the 85 watt cord. Apple, you need to make a stronger long lasting design. I love my mac but I hate the cord and spending the money on them. I may not get a mac again because of their faulty cords.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked

    I've been waiting for four weeks so far for my replacement adaptor, under warranty ,which broke after five months. I'm absolutely horrified to read so many negative reviews for this product. Had I read them previously I never would have bought the MacBook Pro. If the replacement adaptor doesn't last for a reasonable amount of time I will be complaining long and loud to my Department of Fair Trading. This appears to be a product that is not fit for its intended use or of merchantable quality. About time people started petitioning and complaining. I have no intention of repeatedly forking out money for a faulty product. Plans to buy an iPhone and iPad are on hold for now.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most faulty piece of equipment ever

    I am onto my 3rd charger of these in less than a year!!!!
    My first charger just stopped working after 6 months then my replacement charger broke off into my computer just the magnetic bit. This was not covered under warranty because it was "physical damage" even though I never yanked it or tripped over the cord. Such a bad design and I dont know why apple hasnt done anything about it to fix these things!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good at all

    I would have graded it half a star if I could. This charger died in 4 months....I bought my macbook pro a year a half ago. My first charger that came with the laptop broke in a year and 2 months. Therefore I bought this one to replace it. This "brilliant" charger decides that it is time for it to retire after 4 months. $80 for 4 months. Apple needs to start ripping me off and provides customers qualified products

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hope the new is better than the old...

    I have a mid-2009 model, purchased 18 months ago. Has the old T-style 60W Magsafe adapter. Of course it failed. Although I made it a point to take care of the adapter and it never left my home, it clearly had design issues with too much torque at the magnet even with careful use. Horrible design and, to be honest, somewhat embarrassing that Apple has made the user foot the bill on a clearly faulty product. At $65-80 bucks a pop, that's a huge PR misstep on the part of Apple, especially when one considers the inherent quality and design issue of a product that costs $2K and above in many cases.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    'problem solved' was right

    mine lasted a year, then quit, then worked, then quit...after buying a new one, i tried what was recommended...i unplugged the bad one from both wall and macbook, let it sit for a while, plugged back in to wall, then macbook and voila! a green light. at least i have a spare, and will be spared another 45 minute trip to get a new one again.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    I am on my THIRD charger in less than two years. I love my Mac Pro 13" dearly, but I am getting tired of spending $80 for this unreliable charger. I don't understand why these chargers stop working so easily. I have never dropped or in any way mistreated my chargers at all, and it's getting annoying having to pay so much money for a product that can't even last a year... :/

    487 of 493 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, fails often, ruins battery

    I'm on my thrid charger in just over a year. No big deal if Apple didn't overcharge by a factor of 4. Unfortunately I also believe it toasted the battery on my MBP. I was promised 10 hours of battery life when I bought it, but now I'm lucky to get 1.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    The original adapter for my 2007 MacBook lasted for three years. It finally died, so I bought a replacement- this 60W MagSafe Power Adapter. It lasted only 7 months before it broke. I replaced it again, and THAT one broke down in 6 months. Today I very grudgingly bought another adapter- my THIRD 60W MagSafe in 13 months- and I don't expect much longevity out of it. I've purchased every time at an official Apple Store.

    Compared to the previous design, the current 60W adapter is shoddy.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, do cord and adapter separate

    I need to replace whole adapter cause of pin. let Apple do charger and cord as two separate things, everyone would be more pleased - now its more unfair than "Not eco friendly"

    3 of 3 people found this useful