• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaceable You

    Ever since my beloved aluminum Powerbook, I've been fighting with the Incredible Breaking Cord on these things. The wire gets broken right below where it inserts into the computer. THERE IS A FIX. I wrap red electrical tape several times around the vulnerable part. The tape cushions and protects the wire. I've never had one of them break since.

    Now there is a new design--and it looks as though Apple have actually been trying to fix the problem. But I think the new design is as vulnerable to breakage as the old one--and harder to protect with tape. But what I don't get is why they don't just accept the inevitable and design the adapter in such a way that the cord from the adapter can be unplugged and replaced--at a fraction of the cost of replacing the whole darn assembly. Could it be that Apple makes more money out of these accessories than out of the computer itself. . . .?

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Had mine since 2009 - No Problems

    Something funny going on here - I can't believe that so many people are having problems with these. I have an 85w MagSafe from 2006, a 60w 'T-style' from 2009 that I keep at home and this newer style (also from 2009) that I use in the office 5 days per week. They all just work perfectly and I wrap the cables around the built-in hooks regularly too!
    If you really have a problem with them then why not take them into your local Apple Store and give us some real feadback as to why they 'broke' or underperformed??

    10 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought my Macbook Pro in February '10, I began using it in about July '10, so that's about when I began using this charger. It pretty much fell apart! HORRIBLE PIECE OF ****!

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced twice in 3 years

    I am on my third charger and have had my macbook for only a little over two years! The chargers work for a few months, then start working only intermittently and then not at all. I don't think many people can afford to buy a new magsafe adapter every time they die and maybe Apple should make it a priority to develop new chargers that last longer.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    I have high expectations from Apple products. Unfortunately, this adapter does not meet them.

    I initially ordered this adapter as a replacement for the original which came with my laptop (purchased around 2007). The old one worked well, but gradually the connections inside the end had come loose. The new one was in a different style, but attached and powered the laptop correctly. I thought at the time that 80 dollars for a power cord was rather ridiculous, but affordable if it lasted 3+years.
    3 months later, the same problem developed -- the connectors inside the head were loose. I couldn't face paying that amount again so quickly, so ordered a generic one online (25 dollars), which is working fine so far.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second one in three weeks

    ... and we weren't even home for one of those weeks! Are you kidding me? Magsafe is a great idea, but the build quality on these things (ESPECIALLY for the price) is horrendous. My old T shaped one lasted for years, but these L ones are a disaster. At least BestBuy swapped the broken one out without much complaint.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Macbooks, 2 Adapters, Same Fate

    Have to admit, I have no desire to spend $200 on new adapters my me and my wife. Our macbooks are "deskbooks" and never go anywhere, yet both adapters are broken. I have a black one, she has a white one, and both adapters are dying. Her's is falling apart, mine won't charge the battery unless I wiggle and lick it (yes, lick it). While I love the computers, this is ridiculous. Apple, you've got to do better! I've had macs for years and it wasn't until MagSafe that chargers became unreliable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going for #4

    Have replaced this charger three times in the past nine months, and it's dead again. The cable running from the charger "brick" to the MagSafe adapter fails each time, making charging an intermittent, tricky nightmare.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third charger in 21 months

    Am I happy? You do the math.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger for this laptop - can't afford any more.

    These chargers are absolutely awful, truly the only thing I hate about my macbook. My first charger stopped charging all of a suddden one day so I replaced it. Less than 6 months later, this charger seems to have mysteriously disintegrated, I have been holding it together with a mixture of electrical tape and prayer for a few weeks now. I have to buy a new one, because it is the only option - but surely Apple knows how terrible their power cables are? Yet they always stay the same.

    87 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is not durable

    I am very disappointed with Apple because some of the products are not durable at all,having my new mac book for more than a year and I just don't understand why the adaptor suddenly stops to work......

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought my white macbook 2 1/2 years ago, about 2 years after my t style charger stopped working so I ordered a new one and was given this new L style charger. Worked ok for the first while then it worked only sometimes. Now 4 months after I bought it it wont work at all. I am so angry that I paid so much for the charger and expect so much from apple. The above reviews that talk about the metal bit of the charger getting hot are telling the truth...it overheats very easily. Overall I think it is a pile of rubbish and I just wish they had replaces my charger with the old t style charger. Dont live near an apple store so I have to travel nearly 2 hours away to see if I can get a replacement...Could not be more annoyed!!!

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I cannot describe my frustration in having my second charger fail in 6 months!!!! SERIOUSLY something is wrong with this adapter! If apple knows it's going to fail every few months make it cheaper. Nothing is worse having this fail right after christmas when everyone is already broke!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great everyone else is to picky!

    Ok to start of first this is a great power adapter i mean people say it is not good, but come on look at what most PC's have they are crud yet no one complains but you complain when Apple doesnt make something perfect it is a charger stop complaining it is great!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the R&D Team on this one??

    Bought a second one so I can leave one at work, have one on the go.... New three weeks and died today.... The original one that came with my Macbook Pro is cracked and on it's last leg as well... Where's the R&D team on this one?

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60w Magsafe power adapter

    This power adapter is rubbish. Just had my second one stop working. This is getting expensive. Have been told that if recharging and using laptop at same time adapter could overheat. This is not good enough and needs to be improved to give longer life.
    With most devices the power adapter is the last thing that stuffs up!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    extreme overheating

    The part of the charger that connects to the computer gets so hot in this model that I've actually burned my hand on many occasions. I wish I could have just gotten another of the old version charger when mine stopped working because the heat coming off this one is impossible to work with.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing for the 2nd time

    This thing is WAY to expensive for how poory it is made. I thought I had been a little rough on the first one, so I took the blame. So I was super careful with the 2nd one. Yeah. It broke too. This is too expensive for how poorly it is made.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better design, but still more problems.

    I had my old magsafe (the one that stuck out of the laptop) replaced with this free of charge under warranty.

    The design of this is much sturdier and the magnet portion, being metal now, is much better.

    There are still some problems though. If you want to sit your mac sort of flush up against a wall or have it on a lecture, so you need to spin the magnet portion around, but still require the ethernet, the firewire or the mini display port, then you're out of luck. also. try tugging the cord from behind or tugging it up away from the floor/desk. it will not come out because of the new design. the only way to make it come out is to pull to the left. The point of the magnet is so that if tripped over or caught on something whilst carrying your laptop, it will come out easily and not risk damage to either of the units.

    Better, but they still need to rethink some things.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have paid attention to other reviews

    But really- what choice did I have?

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