• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple does everything right except make chargers.

    I just bought a new charger and this new design is horrible. I’m sure there was a good reason for it, but it’s just not practical. I keep a plastic case on my computer so it doesn’t get messed up or dirty. With the case on, I can only plug the charger in one way. And that one way doesn't work if I ever have to plug anything else into my computer, like an Ethernet cable. I wish they would go back to the old design, or make a better one.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fully compatible with older MacBook Pros

    It works fine, and fits exactly the MagSafe power port on my late-2007 15-inch MacBook Pro, even though the computer was originally supplied with a "T" style MagSafe connector. Buy with confidence.

    265 of 339 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What is wrong with people?

    I've upgraded to every other new MacBook Pro (and previously PowerBook) and I've been using these MagSafe bricks since Apple introduced them. I've never had any problem with them. They DO NOT overheat. The wires have NEVER frayed because it takes a lot less force to disconnect the plug. And there have never been any connection or seating issues except the new L-plug didn't fit with my old case, but I just took a box-cutter and shaved off some of the plastic on the case and it works fine now. I'm sure that there are legitimate failures, but given the number that I have used without incident, I have to conclude that some people are simply extremely rough with their ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

    3 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another frayed cable, need detachable cables!!

    I've had my macbook pro for 1 year. And 6 months in, the cable became so frayed at the magnetic connector that i had to wrap duct tape around it. This jerry-rigged solution worked for a few months, but last night it failed altogether, and the cable is so frayed that there's no hope of a home repair. Unfortunately the cable doesn't disconnect from the adapter for an easy/cheap replacement, I have to buy another SEVENTY NINE DOLLAR adapter just for a stupid cable repair. Come on apple! Please make a detachable cable so it can be a $5 replacement instead. Plus there will be one less perfectly good lithium battery decaying in a landfill.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord shreds AGAIN

    I count on Apple for great functional design so the difficulty with the wiring to the magnetic head is frustrating. This is not a new or unknown problem--it has happened to me with other Macbooks, and here I am, once again.

    The wiring is vulnerable around the magnetic head. The wiring there takes a lot of twisting and turning, no matter how carefully it is handled. Because I anticipated this problem, I created a special casing for that join, and the power adapter has lasted longer than others. However, it is now almost toast, and I have to get a new one.

    My Macbook Pro is great, but the adapter needs the Applebrains to redesign this basic flaw. I agree with the other suggestions that a separate and replaceable wire would make it a lot easier and cheaper to repair. Apple, you're better than this.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter = 2 months

    I am having to replace the power adapter after using it for only two months because the cable part near the magnet has apparently gotten kinky.

    It started with it sometimes not working, and now there's no way to get it to work.

    Overall I am quite disappointed.

    I would love to see a more environmentally friendly and better designed option in the near future.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable Power adapter basically

    Looks like I will be ordering my 3rd power cord for my Macbook Pro as the last 2 have had wires that eventually shorted out. Love the quality Mac products, disappointed in the quality of the power cords. Old edition of Mac laptop, I have had the same problem in the past.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works after 8 months

    I love the magnetic plug but after only 8 months, the electrical wires inside the cable have broken and I have to buy a new one. And I mostly leave the plug in the same location. I'm not carrying it around or bending it. I've tried to be careful with it but it broke just the same. I think it needs to be re-engineered because it's a lot to shell out for a replacement.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I have had my MCP for several years and I buy a new one of these at least once a year. It just stops working.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    works but not safe

    I just tripped over the cord and it sent my macbook pro off my desk, onto my chair, then slammed on the floor. Not cool. The older and looser magnetic charger owns.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2.4 GHz MacBook Black

    I needed a new power supply for my 2.4 GHz MacBook Black. The original supply was the old style and I was worried about buying the new style because some reviews said that it wouldn't work. However, it works just fine with my 2.4 GHz MacBook black!

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs design tweak

    Here I am a year after purchasing my laptop and having to replace the power adapter. I love the magnetic feature but it the end that connects to the block that I have issues with. Currently I have duct tape around it so as to prevent a fire/exposure of inner wires. Why can't this end be attached in a different way that would eliminate / reduce wear? Apple is good about our environment in the design of its hardware, it's time to make this simple change saving our landfills from an abundance of these power adapters.

    124 of 127 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design improvement required

    I like the magnet and angle design of the plug. Very cool. I realize the cable needs to be pliant otherwise it would come unplugged every time you fidget with the MBP in your lap. I get it, however, this cable is extremely thin. It's vulnerable. I'm not surprised other people have experienced problems with the cable. My kitten chewed through my cable last night and he's just a tiny little punk, not a big punk like my other cat. I realize it's not Apple's fault about the cat, however, this unit is in perfect working order save for a bite mark on the cable. This is where we need a design upgrade. The cable should plug into the base with a snug connection, that way we can purchase a replacement cable instead of the whole unit in case something happens to only the cable. The current design is like forcing us to throw the baby out with the bathwater. We should be able to keep the adapter and simply replace the cable. From there, it would be nice if we could buy different types of cables, a thicker cable, a different color perhaps. If it were affordable, I would just order a few of them to have on hand in case something happens. Apple, please consider this. It's wasteful and harmful to the environment to have to chuck the whole unit into a landfill just because of a frayed cable.

    235 of 250 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best customer service!

    The thing works absolutely fine.

    My review is focused more towards the service than the product.

    I had my old 85 watt Magsafe adapter and it just stopped working. I went to the store and they checked it. It did not work and within the next 2 minutes they replaced my a year old charger for FREE!!!

    The charger is working with the older versions of the MacBook Pro. I heard from my friend that the new chargers do not work with the old laptops, but here is the thing, IT WORKS!

    Fallen in love with Apple all over again...

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works in early 2008 macbook pro

    a few weeks ago the cord to my adapter started fraying (it's 3 years old and I carry it everywhere). I took it in to the apple store along with the serial number for my computer, and they replaced it for free (covered by applecare protection plan). new adapter works fine on early 2008 macbook pro. just make sure you're installed the software updates.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusted!!

    I am on my 3rd charger. They stop working too soon.

    1) if you are not SUPER careful---frayed wire and come apart at area closest to adapter, where I saw green sparks
    2)Have to jiggle or HOLD the wire to get it just right for the power to flow.
    3) even after GREAT CARE they just stop working for no apparent reason (except perhaps built in obsolescence)

    At $80 + a pop, they should last longer than 8 months. Apple should be ashamed of this rip-off.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My suggestion: buy a second one!

    One of these comes with the laptop you purchase. If your electric outlet is inconvenient to reach on a regular basis, then purchasing a second one would be ideal. That way you can leave one at the desk and one in the travel bag!

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I didn't listen to naysayers

    I own both the earlier adaptor and current one. I can see others' objections but, for me, the new design not only looks nicer and is more streamlined but it works better with how I use my computer. It faces toward the outlet and when I lift my computer toward me or place it on my lap, the adaptor's lip no longer detaches from my computer. Ironically, it also releases easier (just flip it off from the back). Love it!

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hadn’t planned on spending 80$ every year on power!

    This power adapter is even worst then the original version that came with my 2009 macbook pro! I had to replace mine since the wire eventually frayed with only minimal transportation (I use my laptop mainly as a desktop, so it doesn’t get carried around a lot).

    Now the wiring on the new power adapter seems even thinner then the previous model. It's almost as thin as the wire on the ipod usb charger (which in case you are wondering, will also eventually fray!).

    Apple has changed the magnet that goes into the computer, but that's it. Honestly, I am not even sure how this is an improvement since you have to pull even harder on the magnet to get it out now. I'm thinking this power adapter is also going to break in less then a year even though I'm being extra careful when I handle it. Bottom line, these laptop power adapters are horrible. Major design flaws, especially with the material the electrical wire is protected by. Thinking back on all the electronics I have ever bought, I have never had this problem with any of my power adapters. Yes, some adapters do eventually stop working because of an electrical shortage, but even the most meaningless gadgets still have better designed power supplies, made out of durable material. This should be a standard!

    I simply can’t understand how can a product be made so cheaply in 2010!? It doesn’t work and unfortunately people are still going to have to buy this adapter since they keep breaking.

    Horrible, simply horrible apple.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A comment for "horrible design" and "blocks the other ports"....

    Here's a suggestion......

    Turn....It.....Around!!!!!!! Problem solved!

    Love these power supplies. I've got two for my laptop (one I keep at home and one I carry with me) and I've never had a bit of trouble, and I love the new design.

    14 of 34 people found this useful