• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's been good.. while it lasted.

    I've had my macbook pro for a little over a year...(almost 2 yrs in march) and I am utterly disappointed in the performance of this charger.. whenever I connect it, I have to wiggle the wire at the end with the box so it could hold a charge. I am seriously disgusted at the price we, the consumers have to pay. My macbook pro isn't under warranty because that, too is also expensive. I hope this thing doesn't fail on me completely. I don't exactly make as much to afford another charger. Shame on you, Apple. This is the last Apple computer I will have.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after first charge

    Purchased a 60W apple magsafe charger to replace one that came with 13" Macbook (yes, it died too). The new one charged Macbook fine on first use, then it simply died (no lights, nothing). Was able to get an exhange but pretty unimpressed with the quality at a cost of over AUD 89.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted six years

    I don't know what everyone else is doing with their power adapters that has them complaining about them. I have had my MacBook since 2007 and am just now replacing my power adapter for the first time. It's worked great for me. I use mine multiple times daily, plug it in, travel with it, roll it up and unroll it. Now it's having connection issues where it plugs into the body of the MacBook.

    3 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    With Typical Use -- It'll Last You Years

    I don't think the average consumer who is happy with this adapter will decide to gush over it in an online review, but after seeing such a negative rating here, I have to disagree and provide my experience.

    I've used this adapter everyday in tons of places and while it looks really dirty and worn, it's always worked like a charm. Design wise -- it's a thing of beauty with the bulk of it near the connection point and the ability to wrap the cable and clever clip on piece to keep the loop together.

    I don't know how everyone else is using this adapter, and I'm sure there are always a few duds for one reason or another, but I'm super happy with durability here.

    People complain about a quick snap or a weak hold, but isn't that the whole point of the magsafe system?? -- To have a connection that's manageable (with one hand in the dark! ) while not strong enough that a trip over the adapter cable will send your macbook pro flying?

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Junk

    Fixed by Mac or not, the charger for the MacBook Pro is still an expensive item. Not because the unit price is exorbitant but because during the life of one computer you have to by several. Why? Because they refuse to strengthen the cord enough so it doesn't come apart after less than a year of use. Every time I have gone to replace it, I am asked, to you twist it up a lot...or some variant. NO I do not, because I treat it with kid gloves and it still happens.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    luxury price - clunker performance

    Poor quality.
    Poor design.

    trying to be innovative with a fancy magnet isn't very cool when the cord has shorted out and can't deliver power.

    amazing that apple can innovate in so many ways and develop hi tech products but cannot build smart or simple solution to power them

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Breakable

    Yeah, it looks nice, but it breaks way to easily. The cord is way too flimsy, which causes it to tear after a while, and eventually STOPS WORKING. If you're going to make a charger, you should probably think about how DURABLE the charger can be, because clearly, this charger is NOT DURABLE AT ALL. Nobody is going to treat their charger like a baby, so you should probably fix how FLIMSY the cable is.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I broke two adapter today

    I will start of saying i love my macbook in all but the adapter i don't feel the same about . i was on my mac earlier when i decided to unplug for a lil i been have problems with it for a while but never thought it would do what it did today . The cord at the tip with the magnet is so easy to snap and did really charge m laptop the way i wanted it to the prices are way too high or something you cant get get another one for even tho you payed 80$ they are hard to find a good price on out here now i have broken two and just got another one .... Sad broke two in the same day they need to fix this . :( be very careful with tip if you do buy one again cause i will.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Lasted just a few days over a year before it died. Noticed in the week before it died the transformer was getting exceptionally hot, almost too warm to hold and then one day stopped working. Seems like a lot of reviewers have had similar experiences.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    bought a brand new macbook pro 2 years ago and it came with a broken charger. very disappointed. went to replace it and they gave me another broken charger. Had to go back again to change it. Now the charger only lasted for a year.. and the bayonette literally burnt my hand when i touched it and its now the cable cover melted and now the wire is exposed !!!!!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord

    Too flimsy where it connects to the magnet. I'm supposed to pay $80 to get a whole new dervice when only the cord is weak near the magnet and therefore not making a consistent connection. I was snootily told by one of those "genius" brats that I could not just get the cord part replaced. See if I buy another Apple--after 20 years of loyalty!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The thing kept breaking, had 2 from 2 different macs, had one of the chargers replaced under warranty, then 6 months later, the chargers both fail within a month of each other, $89 for a new charger that is only expected to last at most 1 year is horrible, I would have to turn to $31 chargers online, as they would be much cheaper to replace.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    All I want to know is what apple is doing about this. I am on my fourth charger. With the $$ I have spent on chargers, I could have bought a tablet, laptop or something. Highly dissatisfied with your product.

    I'll start looking at other companies for my laptops etc. Samsung seems to be coming up...

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1.5 star average rating says it all

    I love my MacBook pro to death. But this power adapter is terrible. It's weak and it snaps fast. 2 out of 10 people might make it last for years but for any average user, this adapter just does not last long. Apple needs to have lifetime warranty on these little things.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor price-quality ratio

    I've had the original charger from when I first bought my Macbook three years ago so I'm apparently one of the luckier ones. From a lot of the reviews below, I've noticed people have an issue with the durability of this power adapter, what with wires getting frayed but personally, the physical integrity of my cable is intact. Yet, after months of giving me grievance (sometimes charging, sometimes not), I think it's finally kicked the proverbial bucket. I've never, in my life of buying electronics, had to replace a power adapter and at that price I have to say I'm a little disappointed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Adaptor

    Pathetic Product, since 3 years of me owning a macbook pro, i have purchased the adaptor 80 USD twice.

    Its a very bad design the cable breaks and cant be repaired. If apple doesnt change the design people will stop buying their laptops.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Over 1400 Reviewers can't be wrong... Mr. Ive, please pay attention!

    Yes, now it was my turn to suffer from a frayed cable with my power adapter after a little over 4 years of owning this thing, but I am EXTREMELY careful with my things. For most people these are lasting a little over a year. I agree that the cable should be a lot more durable, especially at $80 a pop.

    I live in Chile now and can't even find a replacement for the 60W MagSafe. I write this review as only 42 minutes remain in my battery, probably one of the last things I will do with my trusty MacBook... So sad...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year 9 months

    My power adapter is starting to die... sometimes the light comes on and sometimes it doesn't... I usually hafta fiddle around with it in order for it to work. It's kinda nerve wrecking when that happens - especially when I'm doing my work and my battery is low... Hopefully, it'll last me till the end of school cuz as of right now, I don't have the means to shell out $80 for an adapter :(

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working nicely for a year

    I bought my MacBook Pro 13'' exactly a year ago and reading the bad reviews of this MagSafe I was concerned it was going to fail soon. Well, by using my laptop for 3-4 hours everyday since I bought it, I haven't had any issues with the MagSafe, the battery or any other part of my computer. Many say Apple products are overpriced, but for my own experience I have no reasons to hate them and many to love them. It's a delight to use my MBP and everything works as it I bought it yesterday. Hope things keep working like they are. I don't know if my MagSafe is going to stop working tomorrow, but as for today I can only rate it 5 stars with a year of use.

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    They NEED a better design. I have this for about a year and the the rubber of the charger ripped, therefore the wires came undone. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!

    9 of 9 people found this useful