• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hard to unplug

    which defeats its magnetic connection. i tripped on it a few times..the older generation adaptor was better

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still under warranty?

    This thing lasted just under 10 months. This was under normal use, I'm very disappointed.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W MagSafe Power adapter a dud

    Hello,
    I purchased my replacement adapter and it lasted about 7 months. I am a loyal Apple patron, but this adapter does not last. I have no choice but to purchase another one so that I can enjoy my 17" MacBook Pro. Take good care of yours if use it often as it will have a very short life. For $79 this is too much money for the usage you get. Apple needs a redesign bad!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brick is not that bad really

    I've had my MBP for 4 years now and the only problem it's given me were replacement of the display and I had to replace the rechargeable battery after 3 years. Just yesterday April 19, 2011 the Power Brick stopped working. In Apple's defense some parts just wear out from continual use and abuse. I recall my first notebook computer, it was a HP, aside from all the continual XP OS issues after about one year the power supply went defective and had to be replaced. After looking at the power supply I had noticed the casing which contained wiring seems to be twisted. Twisting of internal wires cannot be good so I decided rather than wrapping the wires around the block (tight) I would wrap it around my hand loosely. That power supply lasted much longer than the original and still works today. In the case of my defective Apple Power block I also noticed the cable was twisted even though I was diligent in wrapping it around my hand. In the Apple block there are two flip out wings to wrap the cable around, I suggest that should not be done. I still believe its better to wrap it around your hand instead of the block. One other note: Take for instance you have and extension cord that is 25ft long, if you don't roll it up correctly over time it will start to twist. So before rolling it up the kinks have to be taken out and there is also a proper way to roll it up. If this is not done over time the casing may split revealing the wires inside. So in the future I will be holding the block in the air and letting the wire untwist before wrapping around my hand for storage. Then when I uncoil the wire I'm always making sure that it's not twisted in any way and falls straight. In one other comment I read that one person put electrical tape around the end near the block. I will also be doing that and around the magsafe end too. Now in regards to the new adapter. I really don't like the new magsafe compared to the original one that came with MBP. The original one was white and did not click attached on the side of the magsafe. I feel this now model may have more strain on the cable. Once again I recommend using some electrical tape.Hope this helps in some small way.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage

    2 chargers in 11 months? seriously i will throw a bloody fit before i drop 80 dollars on a new charger.

    absolutly garbage

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    I love my MBP, but I have had to replace this adapter twice since purchasing the MBP. So, this is the 3rd adapter I've had (including the original adapter we purchased with the MBP). I've owned my MBP for only 17 months. Apple needs to retool this product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    This adpt is horrible. Had my MBP for less than a year and had to replace the white plug one because it would no longer charge. They gave me this one and now it has been less than 8 months and it stopped working today. Use to have a lot of faith in Apple until the last few years. Seems to be going down hill super quick. I only gave this one star because it made me

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power cord yet

    The adapter for my MacBook Pro already needs replacing and it's not even a year old. I am very careful with wrapping the cord for travel; I learned that the hard way when my powerbook cord died after several years of use. If they are going to make their essential accessories so fragile, they need to replace them for free for the life of the laptop.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very weak link for a superior laptop

    There is a saying the strong part of anything is only as strong as the weakest link. Well this does not even deserve a 1 start rating... echoing the sentiment of so many that the power cord from the MagSafe portion to the transformer is the problem. I cannot tell you how many I have gone through, but I suspect that others have too. Called an Apple outlet and they are out of stock and expecting to get an order in this week. That should say it all.

    The thin cord cannot withstand the weight of the transformer. So to save yourself a lot of problems (and money):

    1) do not place the transformer in any location that will put stress or strain (especially sudden stress) on thin wire portion leading from the MagSafe connection to the transformer.
    2) I would also recommend putting several layers of a electrical tape at the joint between the thin wire and the transformer at day one.
    Don't wait for Apple engineers to create a re-design of this, they just are not interested. Follow the procedure above and save yourself frustration and money. Now I am off to buy another one and follow my only precautions (at least I will try to).

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with original 17" MacBook Pro

    I have an original 17" MacBook Pro (first Intel model with the Core Duo CPU). This adapter works just as good as the original adapter. I saw someone say it wouldn't work but after the original brick killed two new batteries on me I ended up buying a new 17" MacBook Pro and tried the new brick on the old MBP and it's been working fine and NOT killing my batteries for 2 weeks now.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor adaptor

    Have had my Mackbook Pro for 6 months and the power adapter is now dead! I thought this was going to be a good one with the magnetic connection but, no such luck. And this is after the Super Drive had to be replaced. Don't think much of the Macbook Pro.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    I got my Macbook Pro in September.

    Recently the power adapter has been acting up by flittering between charging/not charging....I had to make sure the cable was in a certain position to get it to work.

    Just now, my macbook completely switched off and wouldnt turn on for a while.

    Now the charger doesnt work at all.

    ITS ONLY BEEN 7 MONTHS!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out to buy a new one

    Wire between brick and laptop frayed w/in 2 months. Very low quality.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine on 2006 Macbook Pro and 2008 onwards Macbooks, bought March 2011

    Fed up with dodgy chargers that don't last but after having bought a 3rd charger for a 2008 white MacBook got the 85W one so it will charge both my MacBook Pro (Calistoga late 2006) and MacBook rather than getting a 60W one that will only charge a MacBook. Have used an 85W charger on MacBooks for years and their batteries have lasted well. No size problems as mentioned in one review. Expensive.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    Bought a new MBP last year and the power cord lasted exactly one year. One of the main things I hate about the PC laptops we own is the power cords go bad every 2-3 years. I really expected a lot more from my MBP. On this site now to order a new one.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    The power adapter is the best I've had. I used to have a PC laptop, and if someone tripped over the wire, it would pull the whole thing down, this one releases with no damage. I also like how the extended cord is optional instead of having all that extra wire all over the floor. I read somewhere that the adapter "overheats". It doesn't. All power adapters get warm or even slightly hot if left on for prolonged amounts of time. You're not supposed to rub your face on it, just leave it on the ground and it's fine.

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless and infuriating

    I use my macbook to dj and make my living and this will be my 3rd magsafe charger, the pins went on the first a week outside of warranty and the second is now gone, if they're not overheating the cables get frayed, very pretty, a nice magnetic gimmick but id rather have a reliable power source than something which will undoubtedly let me down after a few months.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe adapters are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

    I'm surprised that anyone would write a negative review for such a truly fantastic product!
    The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because sometimes the magnets allow it to disconnect too easily, and they're a little pricey. Other than that, I've owned several ever since they came out, and they are far superior to any other power adapter design on the market.
    The cables keep your priceless MacBook from crashing to the floor if the cable is tripped over (which happens to me all of the time), the cords self-wind and store neatly, and you can choose to use the extension-cord plug if more length is desired.
    Plus, they're small and travel easily. What more could you ask for?

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple

    Dear Apple - stop being stupid. For such a great engineering company, why can't you get the obvious things fixed. These cords fray at the connector. ALL of them do. Sometimes at the power brick, sometimes at the Mac end. Then I have to go spend 80 bucks for another adapter - when all I really need is the cord. So do the right thing, and put a MagSafe connector on BOTH ends of the cord, and a MagSafe jack on the side of the power brick just like the one on the side of the computer. Then, I could (1) disconnect the cord completely from the adapter when it's in my bag, and not have to worry about the cord getting bent and broken where it connects to the power brick, (2) could have my choice of cord lenghts - maybe a short one for my desk and a long one when I travel, and (3) I could replace JUST THE CORD if it got damaged or worn, for something like 5 or 6 bucks instead of 80. What do you think? Would it be so hard to do?

    4820 of 4918 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheating after 2 weeks

    I have had my MBP 15" 2011 for 2 weeks now and just started to notice that the adapter is overheating. I've tried different outlets at work and home and it seems to be pretty consistent. I hope Apple steps up and does something about this. These things have to be recalled.

    6 of 9 people found this useful