• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th Mag Safe in 18 Months

    How can this be? $240 in chargers and I still dont have a working spare for the coffee table. Im hoping that each time I buy one that it will be an improved version... im not holding my breath. Please fix this widespread, well known problem.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insufficient power and not compatible with cases.

    So I just bought a Macbook Pro Late 2011 model with the AMD Radeon 6770m graphics card. The charger works fine but it is insufficient for the power demand of the Macbook Pro. This device uses more than 90W when it has a big load on the CPU. I'm expressing my dissapointment because I bought this Macbook Pro because I wanted power but everytime I´m using it with heavy load apps the charger isn't capable of supplying enough power to the machine and it starts draining power from the battery also. This shouldn't happen and its cycling my battery when not supposed to. Apple should offer a 100W to supply enough power for this Macbook Pro. Apple please help us with this problem, I do use my Macbook Pro for some heavy tasks and don't want to hurt either my batter or underpower my hardware!

    Also my second disagreement is that this adapter will hardly fit on machines with cases. Its design makes it difficult to reach the connector hub and won't let the machine charge.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR DESIGN

    For a $79 power supply, it sure is a piece of junk. Apple you are really awesome, but this product needs some redesigning.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointingly Poor Design

    Like the many previous reviews, I'm on my fourth power cord, which like my three previous power cords, frays at the tip. The cord is not sufficiently reinforced at a known stress point, creating a dangerous fire hazard. And since I'm on my fourth power cord, I'm well aware of the fraying problem and go out of my way to avoid putting stress on the magnetic tip. Notwithstanding my best efforts, the insulation breaks, exposing frayed wires. Terrible design that could be easily fixed by extending the reinforced portion of the power cord another 1.5 inches. Cost to manufacturer five cents. Savings to consumer $79.00.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    After eight months, the adapter overheats and switches on and off between charging and not charging. Same thing happened after another six months with the replacement. This is the weakest link in the entire laptop product line.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnetic Connection Doesn't Release As Promised.

    On the description, Apple says that the product features a "magnetic DC connector that ensures your power cable will disconnect if it experiences undue strain".
    While walking past my computer in the night, I forgot the cord was plugged into my laptop. The magnet did not release against the pull of my leg, and ended up pulling my entire laptop off the counter and caused $400 worth of damage.
    I went into my local Apple store and they said it releases perfectly fine, if the force pulls the cord straight out of the computer. But since I was walking and pulled it at angle, it was my problem it didn't release.
    So grumpy about this - what's the point of a safety release feature if it only works at an angle nobody accidentally pulls it from?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reinforce Ahead of Time

    I advise everyone to reinforce the tip of the power adapter with electrical tape, even right out of the box!!!

    In the 3.5 years I've owned my Macbook Pro, I've been through 4 different power adapters. The first 2 were the T-shaped which (wish I saved mine) are being replaced by Apple due to a lawsuit. On both of the 2 L-shaped adapters, the tip has fallen off in the exact same way. I don't take it out of the house, or damage it in any way. Its poor design causes it to bend which makes the rubber cable separate from the tip, exposing the wires. Have spent over $300 on these in 3 years, wish I knew it was covered for 1 year.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junked in 4 Months

    I have had my MBP for 4 months, and this charger has already broken. There is a short in the cable which will cause the adapter to charge intermittently, with as much as a slight nudge to the wire I can lose my charge. I can't believe I have to spend 80$ to buy another one of these.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful, Died in less than 6 months.

    Apple has no shame charging a fortune for this junk. They make great computers but junk power adapters. Lower the price please as these units need to be replaced at least twice a year!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, but still junk.

    I gave it an extra star for the creative design, but the durability on these are horrible. I've gone through two this year alone! And there is no way I'm going to pay 70 dollars for these. That is outrageous! I have never had a problem with any other powercord, so I don't understand what is going on here.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed.

    Bottom line: an $80 power cord should last longer than two years. I am very careful with my computer equipment because I can't afford to buy replacements every other year. There is no visible damage or sign of strain anywhere on the adapter, but it has simply stopped working.
    If so many people are having the same problem, then clearly there is some flaw in the design/manufacturing. It's time for Apple to address this.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    No matter how careful you are, if you take your Macbook with you wherever you go and bring the charger also it is, in my experience, highly likely to stop working within a year. I expect better from a company like Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this charger but I have no choice.

    This is the fourth charger I've had to buy for my Macbook Pro since the summer of 2010 and I've gone through three in the past 4 months. I absolutely hate these chargers and I wish Apple would either replace them or come up with a new type. I can't afford to continue buying a new charger every other month but I really have no choice. I also do everything correctly when it comes to using and storing my charger, but it makes no difference.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joining the Chorus of Negativity

    I've never written a review before and love Apple, love their products and their intuitive ease of use, etc. However, when it comes to the subject of power cords, I'm pretty fed up at the number of ways these cords can become useless. I've thrown away multiple cords and am about to throw away another one. This one was a defective one, and its demise had nothing to do with me. This is the third time this has happened to me.

    I don't want to buy any more power cords, mess with customer service people, and take up time I don't have chasing down warranties. Apple, can't you just get this right?

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    third one in 15 months

    Such a shame because i love my computer but this recurrent replacement of a shockingly expensive power cord just makes me angry.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 down in 18months how many more!

    Need to get a 3rd one of these in 18months, after the 1st one gave up the ghost for no reason and the 2nd one seems to be having the “strain relief” damage, now if I was on the move constantly I wouldn’t be fussed, but is sat in a static location, after paying £1000+ for a Macbook, and £60 per power supply I expected something better! Very poor design, and very disappointing, instead of being stylish make something that works!

    99 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Broken Power Adapter

    I find myself writing a review for the second 85W MagSafe Power Adapter that has broken in nearly as many years. In each case they broke just days after the one year warranty, with no obvious structural damage (housing, connectors, and wiring are all superficially fine), but when I attach the magnetized connector to the power port the green light does not come on and the computer battery does not indicate it is charging. I am told nothing can be done, except that I purchase a 3rd power adapter. This is incredibly disappointing. I expected a lot more from Apple products.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Make it or Break it

    I have had to replace two of these cords already and now I need order another. If the cord is not enhanced it WILL keep me from buying a Mac again and I will tell everyone I know about it. This is ridiculous!!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord still frays

    Had our adaptor about a year with frequent use by a family of five before the cord started fraying near the magnetic connector. Was able to make it another six months before the cord wouldn't work. Fiddling with the cord to get a connection became hit or miss and the battery would run out before we could get another connection. The magnetic connection is handy, but still easy to bend the cord. It's a waste of money that we have to by both parts, the power adapter and the extension, when only the power adapter needs replacing. What was Apple thinking!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Charger

    Already my third charger from Apple. My only problems with my Macbook pro have been this charger.
    The first time it just wouldn't charger because I think it overheated at some point.
    This second time the magnet piece of the charger got stuck inside my computer.

    7 of 7 people found this useful