• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W Magsafe Power Adapter

    I have had my MacBook Pro since end 2009. Its a nice computer, but it seems that I go through the MAGSAFE's quite a lot spending wopping US$ 85.00 including tax on it. Just replaced another one. I have at home about 3 now which I can't use. No protection offered for these. I am very much disappointed now.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $$$$$ for Junk

    I got my Mac Book Pro 15-inch mid 2010 in October of 2010. 6 months later, the MagSafe adapter stopped charging. No problem because I have the protection plan. Went in to the Apple support store and they exchanged the cable for no cost due to one of the pins coming loose.

    Now, a year later, I need to replace the adapter again because the rubber split. I wouldn't complain, but when you follow the storage instructions and pay $4000 for a product, you would think that the product would hold a high quality standard. Now I get to pull $80 from thin air to buy another one because it is considered "normal wear?"

    I can't believe a part that costs $80 is only supposed to last a third of the protection plan time. Almost enough to make me go back to pc.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh, needs a lot of work.

    I've had my MacBook for 2 years and the charger worked until now. I love the magnetic feature BUT it is now overheating within 10 minutes of charging the computer. My battery is only at 35% charged so it's not that my computer is being over charged. And also I am not covering the air channels that keep the computer at a safe temperature. The charger really needs to be redesigned electronically.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not designed for travel

    I've had my macbook for almost 2 years. I bring the pow3er adapter to work with be, because the battery alone lasts about 3 hours. The wire (magnetic end) on the AC adapter wears down at the junction with the ac adapter and melts.

    I wouldn't be buying a new one if the design was sound. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice in product for a more durable wire.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my fourth one in 3 years

    These things are pieces of junk. I just had to go out and buy my fourth since 2009. I hate, hate, hate these things! They don't last a year.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I can't say enough good thing about this power supply. Not only is it beautiful, but (are you sitting down) it powers and charges the Macbook Pro. I would be happy with just one of these functions but it does both. Amazing Apple, you've done it again.

    8 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT RELIABLE

    I used two of these and both melted at the junction between the wire and the magnetic connector end. Bad design.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Piece of Feces!

    I purchased my macbook three years ago and I'm about to purchase my fourth adapter. WTH Apple? I love your products, I rave about them to everyone. My mac is three years old and you'd think it was brand new. My 5th Generation Ipod from 2005 still works as good as it did seven years ago. Yet i've had to replace this cord three times now. That's $271.20 I've spent on adaptors. I swore Id never go back to PC, but I'm about ready to eat my own words. Getting really tired of forking out more and more money after the already steep price I paid for the macbook. I'm obviously not the only one with this problem, maybe you should start hearing your customers.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The DURABILITY in my opinion, should be better.

    I have two thoughts about the adapter. I like and dislike it. The adapter part of the charger is tearing yet the big power cord/extension part is fine. When I bought my MacBook Pro and all of the things that came with it about a year ago now, I really expected it to last a very long time. Now I can say that I played a part in the tearing of the product but nothing too major. Minor steps on the cord or constantly rolling the cord up may be the issue because I am a college student who is not stationary, I use my computer just about everywhere and my charger comes along with me. This product is not inexpensive, $80 is a nice chunk of change for a computer charger. I am not complaining about the price but the quality and durability of this charger should be a lot better, especially considering the fact that it is an Apple product.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective and Frays

    Just like its poorly designed predecessor, the new "L-style" MagSafe adapter is prone to fraying. At $89 a pop, these chargers are expensive to constantly replace.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sadness and Sorrow

    There is literally no reason for so vital a product to be so unreliable, especially when it comes attached to another product.
    The fraying is so bad I almost thought I had some insects or even a mouse gnawing on my power cord. Not little frays either - gnarly snarls of rubber that had reached its limit (apparently only about 6 months).
    Apple, if you're going to make that will warrant buying replacements, at least make it cost much less to replace it.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays consistently

    The old Magsafe was wonderful, and Magsafe 2 may be great, but since one is not available and the adapter for the other goes the wrong way, I'm stuck buying these awful things. It doesn't even turn loose easily enough to protect the computer, which was supposed to be the point. NOBODY else has trouble making a simple cable not fall apart. If I buy a non-Mac for the first time in 20 years, this will be why.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad News

    This is a terrible product. I love Apple products but this charger in particular is horrible. I'm on my third one and it is an expensive thing to keep replacing. Apple: please do something. Your products are great normally because they last so long and I have an older laptop...but when I have to shell out 80 bucks so often it starts to sting.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product!!!

    Seriously, Apple!!! Is this what you think of your customers?! You hear the feedback and yet you do not fix the problem! Do you WANT return customers?!

    I am very gentle on equipment and my products tend to last. I have some background that has taught me correct handling of cords/cables. And yet, here I am needing my THIRD replacement!

    These things are expensive! They barely outlast the 12 month warranty! Changing from the "T" to the "L" style seems to have made NO difference, so I suspect you did no improvements to the internal wiring structure. You SERIOUSLY need to work on a sturdier, more protected internal connection for the wiring!!! I watch some serious mistreatment to PC power cables that last, and last, and last, and last, and... It is SOOOOOOO frustrating to me that you put out SUCH an INFERIOR and SUBSTANDARD product!!!

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE put out a product you can be proud of!! PLEASE put out a product we can write a good review about!! Why don't you create a power cord you would feel comfortable putting a 5 year warranty on!!! Maybe you could take a lesson from vacuum cleaners... they move and twist and pull and yet their cords never cease to deliver current!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    blech

    15" MacBook Pro less than two years old; on our third overpriced, easily broken Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro).

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs a lot of improvement.

    The computer itself is great, but the major problem is the charger. I have to buy a third overprice charger because my mac can't survive without it. The charger would work great for a few months and then after that it falls apart. Let's put it in simplest terms. The chargers are %^&*! Either it's a scam to have us continue buying chargers or that apple is screwing up with the design, I don't care but they need to start fixing the problem. These chargers aren't receiving bad reviews for nothing. Fix your problem apple or I'll switch back to PC.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    NEED CHANGES

    I am a die hard apple fan. I pay a premium for better quality. I consider my apple an investment. The charger - although better than my Windows Laptop counterpart - still has flaws:
    1. PLEASE make that thin cord that seems to wear out at the base on a regular basis - either A. replaceable or B. more durable.
    2. PLEASE may that removable wall socket attachment a slide away or some other solution that stays with the unit - to easily misplaced.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So angry and disappointed!

    If I could give this product 0 stars I would! extremely disappointed, I've had my 17" Macbook Pro for over 3 years and this is the THIRD time i've had to replace the charger and I've taken very good care of it. I believe apple should had a replacement policy for this product or lower the pricing because there's no way it's worth $80 if it won't even last throughout a year! Words cannot express how angry I am to have to replace this product AGAIN!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail on Apple's part

    I have been a Mac user for about 10 years and I have to say, for the Cadillac price they put on their machines, the power adapter is a Yugo. My first bad experience with the Mac was when I had one of the replaceable batteries and it nearly exploded from overheating.They had to recall them. Just now I felt my power adapter and it is scorching hot and not charging. There is a little split in the casing near the T hub. This has happened before with a previous Mac Pro. This Mac Pro is 2 years old and the adapter is shot. I depend on my computer and it is dying as we speak because I have no power source. Shame on you Apple!!! I thought the magnetic adapter was innovative but unfortunately it is a lemon. Its not worth spending at least $1000 over the cost of other brands, and then have shoddy accessories. I wonder if HP has one and DOES IT BETTER!!!! Or perhaps you should rethink having China manufacture everything now. Hey, but you're saving a buck! Roar!!!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    13 Months, Right outside of warranty

    Cord connection gone after 13 months of use. Need to have free replacement cords since the cord is not made as good as the Mac.

    9 of 9 people found this useful