• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but I'm now on power cord #3

    I love the design of the cord, but I'm finding the quality very poor. I am now about to buy my 3rd power adapter in one year. Normal use, nothing wrong with my outlets, they just seem to stop working. No connectivity, the light on the cord goes out, and the battery dies.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great on New MacBook Pro's

    Excellent magnetic interface concept that renders accidental disconnects (dogs and children etc) harmless. Decent length, acceptable charge rate, and an unobtrusive (low profile) connection on the side of the notebook. I think its a brilliant design...
    ....15" MacBook Pro, i7, 4GB ram (for now), 500GB HD....

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW Flawed Design - BUYER BEWARE!

    I have a 17" MacBook Pro (2.16Ghz Intel Core Duo i.e. NOT a uni-body) and decided to get a 2nd charger to use at home unfortunately the new-style Magsafe apparently has a slightly shallower pin connection that will only work (at best) intermittently, thus cannot be relied upon.

    I like the concept of the new design but unless you have a unibody Macbook, then seriously reconsider buying this product, try and get the older style (white) model.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    Terrible design. The new magsafe is not safe. It becomes a hook instead and does not disconnect if you trip over the cable perpendicular to the L-shaped connector.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to find one that works with a Macbook Pro 4.1

    At an Apple reseller we tried 4 of these power supplies before we found 1 that worked with my Macbook Pro 4.1 (pre unibody). All of the power supplies had the same model numbers and we couldn't figure out what was different between them. Recommend you try the power supply with your laptop if you have a Macbook Pro 4.1 before you leave the store.

    You can find the model number of your Mac by selecting
    Apple > About this mac > More info

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter

    I purchased a new MBP in June and returned it in Sept. because it would not charge. They sent it back stating that nothing was wrong. Hmmm....I get it home and in less than 24 hours it is charging intermittently and then not charging at all. After doing much research I discover this is not an uncommon problem. I will be going back for a new adapter. If it happens with a second one I think they may have to refund my money!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very interesting...

    The reviews have been very interesting. I gave it 3 stars because i don't own this newer model and have no experienced opinion about it. I have the same Macbook pro 17 inch I bought in 2006 and have had the original power cord since. Maybe i took good care of mine but its been a beauty for me. no problems till about a month ago. it started running hot on me and the cord is chipping away near the adapter portion. but this isn't a bad thing to me. I've had the same cord for 5 years! thats a good cord in my opinion.

    Anyway, i don't want to buy the new design, I want the old/original cord I already had, just in a new condition. Plus, I have a case on my Mac, and I've read that the new design doesn't fit with cases. Thanks for the reviews everyone! It's good to read the bad and good because everything that repeats most of the time is what the product really offers. The Cons are only cons due to people's situations. Not everyone experiences the same things. But it's good to know, and thats what's important.

    Thanks again everyone and I hope you are enjoying the Mac products just as I am.

    4 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility Issues with non-unibody machines

    Apples states that this new L-shaped adapter works with the Pre-Unibody laptops, but the internet forums and my own personal experience say something quite different. The reliability is sketchy at best, much like trying to win at blackjack in a Vegas casino (it just barely ever happens). I don't know why these cords are producing such a nuisance, or why Apple is denying the problem. I've been a lifelong Apple user, but recent events such as this are making me think more and more about buying an AlienWare computer which is in the same cost tier but has lightening fast chipsets compared to what Apple offers.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs work

    I love the design of this charger and it is a huge improvement from the previous charger. EXCEPT after having it for 5 months the magnet broke off of the top.. thank God I have apple care....

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    totally disappointed

    Just bought the charger 2 days ago, has not worked correctly since.
    I have to remove the computer's battery, and connect it back for the charger to work. Similar problem as mentioned here by others.
    I'll check the reviews first before buying anymore apple products.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You must be rough on your equipment

    You must be rough on your equipment! I have had various versions of these power adapters for years with no cord damage. I will be buying another to keep at work.

    2 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IT'S THE POWER CORD, STUPID.

    My 17" MacBook Pro, purchased 1-15-2007, is a wonderful machine. The original 85W power cord finally failed. A new cord, purchased 7-16-10 which came in the "L" design, never worked well. The new battery hung up at different points, taking two days to hit 100%. Finally the light on the MagSafe would not light, and the computer would not recharge except if I hard restarted it or took the battery out and pushed the restart button for. It worked, then it didn’t. Much web reading, much problem solving with an Apple repair store who returned it to me working "perfectly". (Hint, they used a T adapter for bench work). I got it home and plugged in my still new MagSafe L. Same problem. Took it back. Plugged in my L cord, plugged in their L. No light, no charge. Hmm. The tech brought out a T adapter. Fired right up: lit up, started charging the computer. Next, several hours of talk with MY APPLE folks and a new adapter arrives today. Horror, it's another L! Again much time on the phone. Finally, an APPLE confession: TRY THE NEW L, the off line engineers say that this L is actually not the old L, it is REDESIGNED to be deeper and to actually fit my early MacBook Pro. We will see...It does not have the same part number as the other Ls. When questioned about why this is not known on the internet and Apple’s site, I was told that this info is for "internal" use. The computer, the cords, all ok! What a waste of every ones’ time and resources. Maybe this L will work...maybe not. Keep your fingers crossed. The part number seems to be 661-5788, not standard Apple parts speak. Hope this helps someone else out there.

    143 of 149 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for 30 days!

    Stopped working on the 30th day, which is today. Taking it to the apple store hopefully to be replaced. I will be very upset if they make be shell out $80 for their poor product. Love Apple, but they can't make a decent power adapter.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They kinda fixed teh second most important problem...wow great job

    While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my macs no doubt about it - but the magsafe adapters make me hate apple. The magsafe is such an expensive devise and at the same time the cord is so prone to braking off where it is connected to the charger. And then you cant just buy a new cord...you HAVE to buy a whole new charger...this is both very bad for the consumer and also for the environment. I really hope apple will soon realise that this way of milking costumers is not viable in the 21th century.

    So I beg you Apple: please fix the real problem and make a magsafe with a detachable cord.

    657 of 689 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    Initial thoughts on the new design was that it was very good, all joints and connections felt sturdier, the cord itself was thicker. Actually thought it was going to last me this time.
    How wrong I was. It has barely been 6 months, and its already gone into the bin. Won't charge, i assume its from internal fraying in the cord of some sort (the same problem that was with my old charger) No evidence of any damage whatsoever from the outside, but just can't get it to charge.
    Not impressed, but what can I do? The macbook still works fine, so theres no reason for me upgrade/change, just have to keep investing in a new charger until it does ... fail.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awsume!!!

    Better than any PC laptop charger by far!!! The people complaining about the cord not working because they made a newer better design to the charger input are stupid. Apple made a better design and the charger isent gonna work on old Powerbooks or whatever. You should know that before you buy it!!!

    1 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Drop an Reboot time

    I recently purchase this to replace my frayed and broken charger. I have learned that it works fine as long as you never disconnect it. Every time my power cable is removed form the Mac I have to remove the battery and reinstall for the adapter to work again. I learned this the hard way. By taking the charge back to Apple store and telling them it defective. They plugged it into the new MAc there. It worked fine. I went home and tried but it failed. I took my Mac in and the removed the battery and resinstalled it. Then said this is a problem with the old Macbooks. Mine is a 15" Mac book Pro purchased about 2 yrs ago. I feel there should be a compatible product offered to work with my machine. I was able to twist my ground wire back together on the old adapter. It works fine with no issue. Connect, disconnect, then reconnect. Work every time, however on the new one drop battery and reboot every time the I disconnect the cable. What a pain.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    the brilliant people at mac forgot something simple. the new charger doesnt work if you have a case on it. fail.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on non UNIbody.

    I don't know why there are several reviewers reporting that this adapter does not work on the older non unibody Macbook Pro. I was hesitant to buy this replacement because of it. I took my MBP to the apple store, plugged it in and "viola" it works.

    This adapter looks like it'll outlast the original one I had. It's sturdier at the magnetic connection. I'll report back if it does not last, so far so good.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Fit older magsafe MacBooks

    I bought a new charger because the old one, as you all know, frayed. The new one is NOT compatible with my 3yo 17" MacBook Pro and I'm a little peeved. Apparently Apple does not have a solution. I need to buy an off brand charger for half the price.

    10 of 10 people found this useful