• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One Product that doesn't "Just work"!

    These chargers are appalling. My Macbook Pro is not yet 3 months old and already the cable has overheated and burnt out the wiring. I am trying to get a replacement from Apple. In the meantime I shall buy a copycat charger from EBay. a third of the price and just as (un)reliable. I love Apple products but this is one item that needs to be reworked urgently. I had to give it one star but in truth it doesn't deserve even that.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What are you people doing to/with your adapters?

    I have 3 adapters that i have been using for, oh, 3 years or so. i have dogs that regularly bounce them off the the bed and they have been subjected to lots of airline travel and packing and being dragged everywhere.

    i have never had one fail, fray, break, wear out, or catch on fire. i am careful not to stress the mag end of the cable when i'm using my Macbook Pro on my lap, but other than that, i haven't been especially careful with them.

    Now the freaking batteries are a whole nother talk show

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers are horrible, but I have no choice.

    I am on my 3rd charger. They cease to work too soon. They have:
    1) completely stopped working
    2) frayed wire and come apart at area closest to adapter, where I saw green sparks
    3)Have to jiggle wire to get in just right for the power to flow.
    4) Get really hot

    At $80 + a pop, I am feeling quite the fool...again. But if I want power, ...and be able to work, I have to do what I have to do.

    71 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    i have the 2nd gen macbook pro and i'm rather disappointed with the next charger especially since i have the speck hard cover case on my macbook, the case conflicts with the charger cord where as the original charger cord had no problem plugging in.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOW BUYING 4th ADAPTER Grrrrrr!

    I'm furious. I'm now buying my 4th adapter in a couple of years. It upsets me to check out the recent reviews and find that so many of us are having problems and spending hundreds of dollars on their defective product and that Apple apparently hasn't done anything to improve them. I didn't even realize it'd stopped working until I heard a noise and saw that I only had a couple of mins. of power left.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Incompatible w/MacBook Pro (summer 2008, non-unibody)

    Tested three of these in the Ridgedale Apple Store (outside Minneapolis) none worked--like hooking my MacBook Pro up to a stone. The only option offered was to swap my existing adapter for a refurbished one with the "T-connector", and to charge me $61.00 for the privilege. So getting a spare is not an option. Even if they have one, they will not sell it to you outright.

    This is the kind of nonsense that makes even loyal Mac owners furious with Apple--to effectively orphan a machine that is less than two years old!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powersafe Power Adapter backward compatible.

    My old power adapter failed and ceased providing power to my 2007 MacBook Pro. The new Powersafe Power Adapter works very well and looks great. I was worried after reading some of the cons, however I am pleased to report that the adapter is indeed backward compatible.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    This product came with my new mbp - I changed from PC, so this is my first taste of Apple. So far, NO complaints!

    The magnet is strong and does not fall out, is difficult to accidentally dislodge, the cord is a great length and with the mains power cord alternative I have no problems getting power - at the dinner table, on the couch watching tv, or in bed where the powerpoint is on the opposite wall.

    The unit itself is sleek and stylish with two flip-out corners to wrap the 'tail' around and clip so that you don't have errant cords getting tangled.

    Could not find a single fault with this product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Backward Compatible!

    I bought a new MagSafe and it will not work with my 3 year old Macbook Pro. It will charge once, then won't connect. I have to remove the battery and do an SMC reset every time to get it to work. Not an acceptable solution. Ironically, it works with my daughter's 4 year old Macbook.

    21 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mixed feelings

    I bought my macbook pro in 2008, and my charger failed 3 months ago. While I like the whole mag safe tip, the extension cord and 2 prong attachments and the form factor, something like this should be engineered to last MUCH longer. Especially for 80 dollars. Perhaps if it were made in America...

    31 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple sacrificed function over design this time

    MY mbpro 15 inch of 2 years power pack died and i had to go to apple store to get a new one. Since I bought mine, apple decided to 'streamline' the magnetic connection on the power adapter. Either the magnet is weaker or more likely the design is flawed as anytime I move the laptop the cord pops off. I think this is due to the tension created in a 'prying' fashion due to the power cuplink is at a 90 degree position whereas before it was at a 0/360 degree and took more effort to detach. I'm REALLY disappointed in this new design.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Help

    I've gone through three of these in two years. The last one didn't even make it twelve hours. I'd give it a negative five rating if it was an option. Please redesign this Apple.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger length much too short

    The length is so short and you have to sit right next to the outlet whenever charging. It's very inconvenient. The charger is ok in that it charges reasonably fast but it definitely could use some improvement.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for 2008 17-inch MacBook Pro

    This is a more clean cut power adapter than older versions. My old power adapter had the cable shielding that ran to the Mac pull away from the base. I bought a new one thinking it would be an easy replacement... It did not work until I got onto the support site and found a review of the power adapter by "LM."

    LM stated in an earlier review the following in order to get older MacBook Pros to work with this Power adapter:

    "okay, flip it over, take battery out .. hold power button in for 10 seconds.. then put battery back in.. then plug in new charger! i bought new charger for my old model and it worked once then crapped out. took it to an apple store with computer at hand and a young tech did this for me. old heads had no idea about that trick. it def. worked for me. seriously try it.

    thanks young king of prussia tech guy! "

    It definitely works!

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality,

    I now have to purchase my 3rd power adapter for my MacBook Pro. The power adapter connections just unravels, with wires exposed. Not very impressed with the quality of the product.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    inconvenient

    I could spent the rest of my life keeping this computer plugged in.

    Needs improvement, Apple.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally got it to work with my '08 powermac...for now

    On my 3rd charger in two years. After the second one broke I went into the apple store where, (after first trying to sell me a 60W charger for my 15" laptop) they sent me home with this without any mention of it being different. I didn't realize it had a new look until I pulled out of the box. Did not work. After some brutally slow browsing, came across someone's tip to take out the battery, hold the power down for 10 seconds, put the battery back in, and then power up. It worked - for now. After two years of burning hot, burnt out chargers, I'm not holding my breath and not at all impressed with the hoops I had to jump through to get this one working. Come on apple, please hold off on the shiny new products until you can get your power supply right.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother if you're on an older Mac

    I have a 2007/2008 15 inch mac book pro which uses a slightly different looking power adapter. After it frayed like everyone's seems to in a few years, i ordered this replacement. The older reviews warned that this new design may not work well with older laptops but the sales department assured me that it would and that actually no design changes had been made.

    It worked for about a week then stopped charging and the little lite doesn't come on any more. Frustrated that apple didn't know their own product I called support and spent almost an hour on the phone by the time they transferred me to sales. They still dont believe that the slight design change stops them from working and to top it off dont supply the older charger anymore. Ahhh....

    There are going to be 10's of thousands of people with this very same problem so you better buy one on the black market before they're all gone. The ended the phone call saying they of course wouldn't support the warranty of the charger if I go buy a used one.

    Really wish apple would get a grip on this issue and stop wasting everyones time.

    117 of 131 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beauty and Braun

    Excellent product!

    7 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk II

    The piece to plug into the outlet falls off easily (and now lost), so now I have a useless $80 power adapter.

    11 of 38 people found this useful