• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to be expensive

    Every powerbook adapter I've ever owned has eventually frayed around the power tip where it connects to the computer. But you can't just replace the cord from the power brick to the computer, you have to replace the entire power supply, even though there's absolutely nothing wrong with the power supply itself. A new cord would cost $5.00. A new power supply costs $75.00

    This is an incredibly wasteful and stupid design and makes a mockery of Apple's claims to be environmentally conscious.

    C'mon, Apple, make the cords replaceable.

    657 of 664 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another charger

    The one I bought a month ago is arcing. It replaced the 2 month old one that came with my powerbook. What is with Mac and cords? Also, if you go into the store to get one, you have to have an appointment with the mac genius. If he was such a genius, he would design a power cord that works.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extra $80 per year from me to apple

    As it says in the title - I have to buy a new adapter about once a year. I used PC laptops (from ACER) until 2008 - and NEVER had to replace the power adapter. I must admit I am not very gentle with the adapter, but for $80 they could provide something more robust. And yes, as someone else pointed out - it's not the adapter itself -it's the chord that connects adapter to my laptop.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    After 10 months my charger broke! The chargers are very overpriced. Fix this issue APPLE!!!!

    140 of 143 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Got Burned

    I had issues with this adapter. The first one got burned / short circuit or whatever term you may call it. I brought it to an accredited Apple Service Center. I asked the technician how come it happened because this is the first time that i experienced it. I didn't had this issue before with my windows laptops (Thinkpad & Toshiba Satellite) before I got converted to use Macs. The tech guy told me to use an AVR, and (since it's not covered by the warranty) I have to buy a new adapter which I did. (That's around 2010)

    So this time I started using an AVR.

    Yesterday as I was solving issues with regards to the iOS5 update I did with my iPhone and iPad, again the adapter got toasted. I really felt bad because I've been given an inferior product. I came into this conclusion because the adapter got toasted the same way as it did before. I think there are some flaws with this power adapter. What bothers me now the most is that I have to buy another MagSafe adapter again just to be able to use my Macbook Pro. When will this cycle end?

    I just hope someone from Apple can help me with this issue.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 1/2 years of daily abuse....

    I've used mine daily for the past 4 1/2 years and it finally went out.... Not sure if they're suppose to last forever but I'd say not bad compared to some of the other posts I've read. Out to buy another one, heres to another 4 1/2 years!

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has "spoiled the child"

    I left the world of PC last September. Since then if you name the apple device I have it. My macbook pro power adapter has never failed. I have never had a problem with it. It is strong and durable. On the opposite side of coin I am very careful with my devices and I pay particular attention to make sure that they last a long time. I have never witnessed as much complaining about anything and everything in my life until I witnessing Apple reviews. I would recommend all apple products, even if you have an issue with something that isn't your fault more than likely Apple customer service will do what they can to quickly remedy the problem. The reviews that I have read are quite unwarranted ... but then again we live in the biggest throw away society on the planet.

    6 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 chargers, 3 different problems

    This is my 3rd MBP charger, 1st one over heated to the point where it burnt my skin, my second one stopped working within a month, and now charger #3 (no longer under warranty of my laptop) had the magnet rip off a couple weeks ago, and i had to hold it in place for a charge. Now it just doesn't work at all.
    Apple: PLEASE get a warranty for chargers or something.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Too Fragile

    I am about to buy my 3rd adaptor; this is absolutely unacceptable. Mac is the business, it is world beating, knocking Windows into a cocked hat. But I have had to use a borrowed Laptop on my latest trip because my 2nd charger has given up. Apple must get this sorted.

    101 of 108 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    apple still doesn't know how to design good chargers

    It works well for a few weeks but if you travel you're going to have to buy one of these often, almost $80. Let alone dealing with a broken charger and a dead laptop in a country where there is no such thing as an apple store. The magnet helps but not quite there yet with the design of this accessory

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger..... poor quality

    Scratches easy, only after about a year my power adapter looks like it came from a blender. the wire connected to the adapter came unravled ( my friend said not to wind it up around the latches, even though thats what they are ment for....) magnet can be too strong and it slaps the power slot on my mbp making small scratches around the area. Wish apple would fix these problems or use better stuff to make the wire out of so it doesn't unravel.

    (ways i would fix it is to coat the adapter in the rubber material as the wire, weaken the magnet, and make the wire that attaches the adapter better with more rubber or find a way to streangthen it.)

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How can something so simple be so bad?

    I give my equipment TLC. I never pull at the cable, I always detach the cord with great care, and this power supply still died after 8 months. It's not like it's a new technology -- it's a simple power supply. It feels like I'm being gouged for being a Mac lover.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - less than 2 weeks old - unresponsive

    I'll be heading to a MAC store to see they'll replace it. Honestly 2 weeks old. I thought it was something I did... from the reviews obviously not. What a PIA for a great product. For the $$ I spent on this thing, you think it might last more than 2 weeks.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple Quality

    Just like everyone else at the 12 month mark the thing just came unraveled, poor quality for Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good For You

    My power adapter started acting up recently. For those of you who have no problems, good for you. But just because your product is working perfectly doesn't discount the reviews of those having trouble.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I have to say I was shocked when I came here & read so many negative comments concerning this power source. I figured I just had bad luck. Apparently I was wrong. Bought my 17inch MBP less than 2 years ago & I've been fidgeting with this power cord for the last 6 months. It finally died for good tonight in the middle of some important editing. Totally not cool. I'm a total fan of Apple products so I'm not done with the company, just disappointed they don't take the time to improve such an obviously flawed product. :/

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    On my 4th power adapter in 5 years, this one only lasted 8 months. Once again, the outside appears perfect, no puncture, no tears, rips etc. but for some reason it has become temperamental like all the others. you have to move the cord around like an old FM radio trig to get reception. If you can't figure out the right angle no charging for you! Blows. If they were $20 each I wouldn't complain.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Have had nothing but problems with my 'Magsafe' power adapters. 1st one died under warranty and was replaced after 13 months. 2nd one lasted about 2 weeks before giving up, 3rd one is now powering my mac but 'not charging'. Really not happy about the build quality of Mac's. Compared to my old Acer PC Laptop which lasted years with no problems this computer is just too fragile to use anywhere but in a padded cell.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems Here.

    I own two MacBooks Pros and have not had a problem with either Power Adapter. I have lugged the poor Macbook across the country for debate tournaments and the power adapter has become pretty banged/scratched up in the process--still no problems.

    Not sure why there are so many people rating this thing horribly. Maybe its a bunch of PC users writing phony reviews just to hate on Apple Products??

    6 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    smart design, not smart people

    I don't know why people are giving this power supply such a bad review. I've had the power supply for 3 years now from a MBP that I bought and it still looks brand new. Now, I know what you are thinking, "he probably doesn't take it anywhere". False.

    It. Goes. Everywhere. With. Me.

    I personally believe the so called "problem" with the cord fraying is user error, plain and simple. Of course the cord is going to fray if you wrap it up like a monkey would. But if you actually take a sec and coil the cord and actually take care of your product, then by far the power supply will last you for YEARS.

    In fact I love it so much I've bought 3 more; one for my desk, one for travel, and one for my home. All are performing admirably.

    8 of 27 people found this useful