• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I bought my Macbook Pro in the first week of August this year. My power adapter sometimes does not work at all. It makes me frustrated and upset. The new adapter is too expensive. OMG!!! I found that there are many people who have the same problem with me.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure to charge; same problems as everyone else

    When I broke the cord of the adapter that shipped with my MacBook in late 2007, I bought this MagSafe replacement at my local Apple Store. My purchase worked for a few hours, then the LED light stopped illuminating and the computer stopped charging. I hauled myself back to the Apple Store, bought another one, and had the same problem.

    The adapter started working again only when my battery was completely drained (which I assume has an effect equivalent to the battery-pull fix described by other users). I've had to let the battery run to empty three times in the span of the last several days.

    Most frustrating of all, perhaps, is that when I called AppleCare (thinking that the problem was with my MacBook), the rep didn't mention that the new MagSafes were faulty; she assumed, as did I, that the problem was with my MacBook's port. Luckily I found these reviews before I mailed it in for service. Suffice it to say, Apple should at least make its own people aware of the problem.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it less than 1 if I could

    I recently went in to replace the charger that came with my computer- a black macbook from dec 2007- and noticed the new design on the adapters and thought they looked sharp, however once I got back to my place to try the product with my computer, I was highly disappointed. The problem was that the new charger wasn't correctly recognized by my computer, in part because the new design limits the ability of the magnetic male end to go into my computer's receptor, and in part because my computer's internal battery system did not recognize the new charger, as it was fine with the T-shaped ones. It was really a coin toss as to whether or not the charger would charge my computer when I plugged it in. I was not satisfied with the product, and certainly wasn't happy about spending over $80 for a faulty product. It also still was prone to overheating and blocked other connection ports on my laptop, just as others have said. I returned the product, only to find out that others had done the same, as they had the same issues I did, and yet nothing has been done about it. I have checked online, and I discovered that this is a common issue, but when I ask for an old adapter at the Apple stores, they just tell me that this shouldn't be happening and that they know the new adapters work with the old computers. I am beyond fed up with this service and with the products, and as much as I love my macbook, I may switch to PC if Apple doesn't get their heads out of their rears soon.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Recently purchased a macbook, this power cable came with it. Have had to buy a new one, a week or so after receiveing my macbook. Truely bad form no-where near Apples normal product standard. V disappointed.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Aesthetically but could be more ergonomic.

    It really does look cool. It doesn't just jet out of the charge port and there are two directions that your Macbook (Pro) could wear it. It comes off pretty easily, though so I think it could use a bit of a redesign. Probably the only reason I bought it, is that my old adapter died and I my Macbook wasn't under warranty any more.

    0 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60w MagSafe power adapter failure

    Just reiterating all that have gone before. Purchased 13in macbook pro less than a week ago. Adapter worked fine..... until today. It is now as dead as a dodo. Would half expect something like this when buying a product from a $2 shop. Would not expect this sort of failure after only 5 days, when purchasing a $2,000.00 laptop from a brand that prides itself on its clean green image. I wonder how much extra non-biodegradable material has been used in the production of the replacement adapters. Also, to post this review I have to give the adapter 1 star. To rate an adapter that fails in its only function, to charge the laptop, at anything above 0 stars, is laughable. Perhaps a negative star rating could be made available if its absolutely necessary to give a star rating to post a review.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3+ broken in 3 years - another one not functioning although just purchased

    Had one of these fray badly at the connection between the brick and the smaller end of the cord for no reason after a year and a half or so of normal use (Granted, this was the older model which was even more poorly constructed.). Had another one melt and nearly catch on fire in the course of a few minutes at that same spot after less than a year of normal use (also the older model). I just bought a third one about two weeks ago and have only been using it for about a week - today the small end of the cord has ceased to function - no visible physical damage, still perfectly white and intact and was working this morning, but (although I can switch out the small computer end or the travel adapter part or whatever it's called and get power, so the grounded end of the cord is still functional) the magsafe end has entirely ceased to function - no charging, no green or orange lights, no response from my computer or battery meter, nothing. I love my Macbooks, but the chargers are a horribly inferior design compared to the relative brilliance of the computer itself.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter

    This was working fine for past 3.5 years, and suddenly one noon the power adapter started melting !! and the metallic wires were visible near the connection. I spoke to Apple Care and they have provided a case number and directed me to contact the Apple Service Center in Mumbai-India.

    I have explained the problem and showed my Power Adapter to Apple Service center. They have taken a photograph of the power adapter and sent to Apple for an approval for Free replacement, since my product is out of Warranty. Awaiting their reply. But when I search my case number in Apple Support Website It doesn't show up anything !!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!

    I bought one of these to replace my old cord and the first one didn't work. Exchanged it for a new one at the store and the new one worked for a day and then quit as well. Headed back to the Apple store again tomorrow (sigh). Very disappointed. Also tired of the amount of time that I've had to spend at the Apple store lately for this issue.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!!!!!!!!

    This is the second one that I have bought and they are all junk!, going to return the one I just bought to the store!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    I really did expect more from apple. I had to spend 2 hours to get it to work, and then to find out that if I disconnected my laptop, it would shut down. Never should have bought this product, waste of money

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need i say more?

    Everything that has been said is true, I just bought a new charger b/c my puppy chewed through my last chord and the first day it worked fine and second day came it wouldn't charge. I thought my animals might have gotten to this cord as well, until i read these reviews and took out my battery before charging it. After taking out the battery the cord works fine, however, i am highly disappointed in this product. Especially when i pay eighty dollars for a charger that malfunctions. Every time i need to charge my laptop i have to take the battery out in order for it to work not only does the battery life not last long, it is a hassle to take out your battery every time.

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleased with the new design

    I had to order a new laptop because the one I had been using was interfering with the t.v. (it's what I get for buying a cheap one somewhere else). I ordered it yesterday afternoon and it was shipping out last night (well before the 24 hour estimate they said it would be shipped in) and I got it today. I like the new design, especially the "L" shape that plugs into the laptop. At first it wouldn't charge the battery, I even tried switching the cord that goes into the outlet and that wouldn't work. I finally decided to try taking out the battery and putting back in and after I did the cord works great. If anyone has a problem with the adapter not charging when you use it for the first time, simply take the battery out put it back in and that should solve the problem.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless junk

    Bought my MacBook early afternoon like a kid exited to use it and the when I wanted to charge my mac to start using it the charger is not working the book has a little battery life as soon as you buy it but even tho the charge doesn't work now I have to wait the next day during buisness hrs to go complain :( what a shame !

    22 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magsafe 60w

    I love apple products. However, i am disappointed about the new Magsafe 60w adapter. Soon after I bought my macbook , it stopped working. I bought another one in best buy and had the same problem. This is not an inexpensive adapter that you can easily replace every month. Apple should take these technical issues into consideration and correct the problem.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not good at all

    check out the US websites reviews before purchasing one of these. I have to remove the battery on my 2008 MacBook just to make this charger work.
    I need a reliable charger, and this is not it.
    It's going back to the shop tomorrow, hopefully for a refund

    519 of 592 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook power cord too fragile

    Only had my MacBook a few months. The cord is too fragile and I already have to replace the whole thing. It would serve us better if only the skinny little cord needed replacing and plugged into the larger unit as do cords for other Mac products. Cord is unrealistically fragile.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke 2 so far

    I've broken 2 power supplies. The one that came with my MacBook (Sep-2007) frayed at the connector end. The one that just died frayed at the brick end. I'm buying another one now -- where will it fail?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give 0 stars if I could

    My old power adapter for my (apparently old - bought in April of 2008) Macbook died last week. I abused the cord a lot - traveled with it everyday and wrapped it up, so I understood that.

    I bought this power adapter to replace the old one. It worked for 7 days, and then died, and simply wouldn't charge my computer anymore. I was able to charge my computer with an old-style adapter, but the new one was completely kaput.

    Incidentally, my husband bought a new Macbook Pro yesterday, and his new cord won't charge my computer either. What a waste of my time and money.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    This is the most useless piece of junk we have ever purchased from Apple.

    My old charger finally broke after a few years of reliable service, so we had to go out and buy a new one. I got the magsafe, and originally I was unconcerned and I believed that it would function just fine. However, when I tried using it, the light would not activate. So we returned it and got another one. At first it worked fine, but the next day I tried to use it and again it would not activate.

    I'm all for trying to streamline design, but guys, come on. Don't sacrifice functionality for something that looks pretty. Don't you guys test for this?

    14 of 14 people found this useful