• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    Ive had my macbook for 2 years and about 3 months and at the year and a half mark I had to replace the charger due to wiring and now, not even 6 months later, I am having the same problem and I have to buy another. $80 dollars is EXTREME for something that doesnt even last half a year. My boyfriends charger also had to be replaced after 2 years.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh my god.

    Including the T-charger that came with my Mac, this is my third I've needed after my other two broke. Now this one went pretty strong (about a year+), but recently it split right down the rubber and exposed the wires (the wires are still intact though). I don't mistreat my chargers in any way, and I can't fathom how precisely this happened since I take care not to have my chargers bend or twist. The fact that this happened just blows me away. I can't afford $80 for a charger that may very well go the way of my others. Seriously Apple, rethink these prices and rethink your products a little more.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 time a charm? Probably not.

    I'm about to order adapter #3 for my macbook. The first one (old design) lasted just over 2.5 years, while the second one (new design) lasted about 16 months. Now the connection comes and goes and the magsafe gets really, REALLY hot.

    Awful design. Expensive to replace.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Macbook Monthly Subscription"

    Terribly designed and the least durable product I've ever used. 'Ooh-la-la, the magnetic adapter keeps it from being tugged on.' I'd rather have a power adaper that lasts longer than 30 days before it stops charging my battery or outright dies instead of this. Disappointment all around. Apple won't allow me to post this review with the words I first typed...

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    The charger worked for 2 months! Very low quality product. Apple should go back to drawing board!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    OMGOOOOODNESSS Really? this power adapter has overheated since the moment I took it out of the package and today I smelled something burning and later figured out it was this crazzy adapter. Now my computer is at 42% power and I has a business to run and have to figure it out by tomorrow!

    If you can help it don't buy this thing!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product!!

    For an integral part of an apple computing system, the mag safe charger is Aweful (there's better words to describe it). I am on my 3rd replacement in 3 years!! Each time shelling 80 bucks. My latest one looks pristine no tears or kinks ( L type) but I just woke up this morning and it's not working. This is an autrocity Apple! And by the reviews isee here, it should be something well known to you but you choose not do anything about it. The minute u start taking your customers for granted is when you start losing us. FIX THIS!!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The main reason I will be leaving Apple...

    I've had a MacBook for just over 6 years. The original T-shaped power adaptor was replaced with another T-shaped adaptor after 3 years, and both failed for the same reason described in many of the reviews.

    I have returned two L-shaped adaptors in the last 2 weeks due to poor manufacturing quality. Both appeared intact when they arrived, but after 4 days of use (and no knocks etc.), the first one literally came apart, and had cracks all over it. Cracks started appearing in three seperate locations in the second one, and looked to be heading in the same direction as the first, so I have returned that as well. The older models couldn't be damaged in this way. The plastic chassis appears to be very poorly manufactured.

    If Apple can't get this fixed, then they can say good bye to a significant percentage of their market. MacBooks are too expensive to consider buying if the consumer can't be sure that the over-priced charger will even work.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a shame...

    I'm on my third Apple charger (second of the L shaped design) and my latest one has just died on me. I wouldn't be so upset if I had gotten some decent use out of it but... it's less than five months old. Given the actual durability of your chargers, and what I assume it costs to make them, then these should really be anywhere from 10 to 20 dollars, not 80. I bought a Mac because of it's reputation for sustaining abuse and not falling apart. It's two years old and still works like new. But the charger? Ew.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    I am SO unhappy with this product. My original charger (I got a 2007 macbook) lasted for about 3 years. Then when I had to get a new one I ordered this product. Not only does it overheat, but after less than 3 months of use, it will not work. Very unimpressed apple.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    This charger is VERY expensive, and only last me 1 year. I have never had a laptop charger that had such a short lifespan. My last laptop (not a mac) i had for about 4 or 5 years and NEVER had ANY issue with its charger not working. Equally, I never expected to pay SO MUCH to replace a faulty product. I was just very disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST $80 spent in my LIFE

    I absolutely HATE and DESPISE this item!!! it breaks in less than a year.. I have had my computer since 08/10 and I have had to purchase 2 chargers already, I am on the hunt for a CHEAPER one now for the THIRD.. i am currently writing this review with 0:13 minutes left of charge until a THIRD replacement could be purchased in less than 2 YEARS!!!!!!!!! horrible!!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE!!!! WHY IS YOUR CHARGER WORTHLESS??????

    These chargers don't last long at all. Apple really needs to find a way to make the chargers last longer. Please come up with a more durable charger!!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    macbook charger

    5TH CHARGER IN 5 Years. laptop just used occasionally now. Have used apple computers for over twenty years and this is a liberty. Poor design. Jonathan Ive give back your knighthood you tea leaf...SHAME ON YOU APPLE.............

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product, Horrible Service - Very Disappointing!

    For all the money you pay for Apple products you would think they would actually work - wrong!!! After six months this adapter died and because this was a replacement for another faulty adapter Apple will not honor the warranty! Now I am forced to waste an additional $79 for a another power adapter that will most likely fail in the next few months - such a waste of money and time!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    If I could, I would rate this product as a zero star. I have had my MacBook not even a year yet and there have been no problems with the computer itself, but this devilish devise has been replaced 3 TIMES. It overheats and therefore completely dies. Yes, I know that maybe I should not leave my computer to charge over night, but when a product cost $80+ including shipping, then you would think it would be durable enough to support the 6-hour charge. Apple really needs to step it up, not only is it an inconvenience for me to replace my charger, but what happens when my 1-year warranty is up? I will look else where to buy this for a cheaper price because if the cheap $20 one dies there not much too lose.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I approve of the new design and hopefully . . .

    it lasts. i was on the fence whether to purchase another power adapter from apple or get a knock-off on amazon. the reviews of the knock-offs were actually worse than the reviews on the apple site. so since i wasn't looking forward to seeing a melted gooey lump next to my macbook i shelled out the 80 clams and bought the new adapter. so far i am very pleased, this is my 3rd adapter, apple did replace my first adapter & my 2nd adapter's magnet head broke off due to excess bending and with this new design i think this problem will b no more. i gave it 4 stars because i think the design change is significant and I would've given it a 5 but I don't want to apple to think I'm some cheap date.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement after replacement after replacement

    This cord has some sort of fundamental design flaw. My family has owned several Mac laptops since 1998, and every cord was great. (even the old cylinder-plug charger lasted 10 years). This is the third time that an I-shaped charger has failed on me. I'm furious! In reading the other reviews for this product, I can see that I'm not the only one having this problem. Countless others have had WORSE problems with their chargers than I have. This is absurd; Apple needs to address the comments on these pages and redesign their Magsafe chargers. I'm a student, so I can't afford to drop $79 on a new charger EVERY SIX MONTHS.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These Apple Powerpacks are useless

    We have two Macbook Pro'd in out house and both Magsafe Power packs have stopped working for no reason in the last month. My partners had hers for around 18months whilst mine was just a few weeks over the 12 Month warranty. GUTTED! This is getting expensive!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    After reading these reviews, I find out I am quite lucky. My first charger stopped working when it was still under warranty, so Apple replaced it (happened under a year). Now my current charger has split right behind the stupid magnet to the point I can actually see a decent portion of the underlying wire. I currently have about an inch of duct tape surrounding the spot just in the hope I don't get shocked. I'm starting to wonder why I liked Apple in the first place.

    1 of 3 people found this useful