• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro Power Cord Charger not working

    I too thought my power charger just stopped working after only a year. Apple was kind to send me a second one free. Two weeks later, that one stopped working. I was frustrated as I am on a little island with nowhere to go buy a new one. One person on island had an older Mac version with an older power cord (different design). He was kind enough to allow me to charge on his which did work. Funny thing... he took my charger, plugged it into his older Mac, and it worked! It is not the charger. It something in the connection. I have written to Apple and see what they have to say. Right now we have switched cords until I get back home. Thank God for Eric!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as reliable as the macbook!

    I have now gone through three of these for a single macbook. Its a shame because something as simple as a power supply detracts from what is otherwise a great product (the macbook).

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    less than a year and broken!

    I bought my macbook pro a year ago (its the 2011 model). Recently the charger has begun to lose connection/power. This happens when I am not even touching the computer! For the first week, if I wiggled the cord just right, it would work. But now it's to the point where I have to wiggle it ALL THE TIME! With my computer being barely a year old, I find it annoying that I already need a new charger. My previous laptop (not a mac) lasted 2 years before the cord started having problems. I thought I was making a smart decision when I switched to a mac. I guess I should have spent the $40 for a new charger for my old laptop instead of over $1000 for a mac when it looks like I'll be spending another $80 for a charger anyway!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete rip off

    I've had my adaptor for about 18 months & it has just died on me! Paying $89 for something with such a short lifespan is completely unacceptable, I just hope the next one lasts longer. Not good enough Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Charger BLOWS

    ive had the same problem here as everyone else, no need to say the same thing again.

    why is apple still selling this charger and why havent they addressed the problem?

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust

    Well, I see I'm joining a long line of disgruntled Apple customers who have had their power supply give out on them. There is no excuse for this! I've owned my MacBook Pro for about a year and a half and have generally been delighted with it. I have never abused any part of the power supply. I've been called a traitor because I left the Microsoft world to move to the Mac world seeking more stability. Until recently I was convinced I had made the right decision.

    I recently retired from an IT job where I helped with PC repairs in a call center with almost 1000 PCs. Over the years I've owned at least a dozen different PCs and even built a couple myself. Out of all those machines, I'll bet there were only 2 or 3 cases of the power supply going bad. It isn't rocket science to design a dependable power supply! Apple needs to wake up and smell the ozone.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rediculously bad power cord

    I have had 3 of these cords now... both with the regular (x2) and the newer one (x1) and all have broken within the first year...

    I don't know what Apple is not doing with this, but it is not being corrected...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not even a month

    Got my MacBook ten days ago and the charger is already dead! It would charge for two minutes and then the light turned off until it never turned on anymore! I was shocked.... The worst part is that I am in Argentina and a charger here costs over USD 250!!!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No complaints here.

    What is everyone else doing to their power cords that they're fraying and/or stop working? I've had mine for a year and a half with no qualms and only charge once the battery of my Mac is near dead. There has to be something reviewers are doing they're not letting on to in order to have to replace a cord more than, at most, once a year. I mean, maybe it's denial that you could do anything wrong to contribute to something not working, but some people have to understand things wear out over time. Maybe they stop charging because they're being over-used. It's expected they would fail or lose juice if they're constantly charging your Mac. I agree it is an expensive replacement, but really it shouldn't even be an issue if they're taken care of properly and stop working over a considerable amount of time.

    4 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Make

    My macbook pro charger lasted me a year and a half just long enough not to be covered by warranty how convenient for apple. SERIOUSLY APPLE PLEASE CHANGE THESE CHARGERS THEY BREAK SO EASILY and just stop working. I did not abuse the charger at all. Replacement 80 dollars is RIDICULOUS.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is showing signs of disfunction. The Red/Green led light turns off/on. Scary!!! Wondering if is charging or not. Checking the power icon is an alternative to checking if it works but one questions as others have express the creditability/reliability of Apple products. Legacy is fading, I question it and I really don't want to or look forward towards purchasing another Adapter. Ughhh! its doing it again, Red/Green Led light turns off/on.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it hurts me

    It hurts me to know that my Magsafe only lasted 3.5 months from date of purchase.Another 80 dollars! Surely Apple will do the right thing. Steve would have wanted it that way.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suckiest charger ever

    Gone through one per year so far. They're not built to last any longer it seems. Not worth $80 in my opinion.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I LOVE my mac, and loved the charger as well, that is, until last night. Like many people here, my charger also stopped working because of a bend in the wire. It does not suffer much abuse from me, and will rarely leave the spot next to my bed unless I am going on trips.

    I so do NOT want to spend another $80 on a charger, and if the price wasn't so high, this wouldn't be such a big problem. I love apple, I believe they are very efficient and get the job, and I am a loyal customer, but this is unbelievable. I'm not sure how they would change the design, but I do hope the change the price! Geez...

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disposable chargers

    Same problem as everyone else. My charger went out after about a year and a half of use. I was pretty careful with it. Because my macbook has a decent battery life and I never use it more than an hour or two outside of my house this charger hardly ever even left the floor of the room. I think I have a short in the cord somewhere because if i jiggle it around and I get lucky it will start working. However, once it is working i have to sit perfectly still; any movement in the cord will cause it to stop charging. I am disappointed with apple on this one, I never broke a charger with any of my 3 PC laptops. Tech support did resolve my issue but i'm reviewing the product, not apple service. Call tech support if you have this issue! Mine is being replaced free of charge.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe adapter...appalling.

    My MacBook pro is less than 3 months old and the adapter will no longer charge it at all. Consider apple products are around double the price of any competitors this problem is really not acceptable. Calling the help line was really helpful and replacements are available through nearest store pick up or a courier. Still, really not impressed with the durability of the product at all. I love apple products but this has made me doubt buying others.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnotsosafe power adapter

    i love macbooks but the charger is absolutely appalling!! mine does this thing where it would randomly stop working and turn my entire computer off with it. when the computer is turned back on, i find that the date/time everything is reset and it is most annoying. at first i was able to fix the problem by pulling out the charger and putting it back in a few mins later, now it simply refuses to work AT ALL. this is obviously a problem for many people. Im a long time apple fan, but if they dont do something about these dodgy chargers they produce, there wont be a chance of me buying another one of their products anytime soon.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have my macbook pro for last then a year and my charger quit working! Bad quality I know someone got a non apple one for her computer and it works better! plus 79 bucks for a charger that won't last more than a year is just totally ridiculous!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, don't last

    Mine is working intermittently, which means I have to shop for a new one. At $80 a pop, this isn't cheap, especially when given what happened to mine as well as reading other reviews, a new one will likely only temporarily solve the problem. The one I currently have not only does not always work (lately in fact it fails to work more than it succeeds), when it does, it's been making everything around it give me shock.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    like other reviews i am really annoyed at this product. i expect a charger to last more than 1 year which is all i got from this. within that year too it was temperamental before it finally ceased up on me for good. Being a new convert to mac products, i have found that their accessories such as this and the usb cables and usb plugs for the iphones/ipads/ipods are really poor quality despite the grace of their machines.

    23 of 25 people found this useful