• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter stopped working

    Well at least I got a good year and half out of my MagSafe adapter before it went out on me. It worked fine up until this morning when I wound the cord and actually heard the wiring disconnect... Didn't pay much attention to it at the time but when I arrived at my destination and plugged it in, the battery indicator did not show that the computer was charging. I thought "oh well, I'll just buy a new power adapter" but the $80 price tag just blows my mind! I actually have a Mac Book Pro, luckily the MacBook Air that I purchased for my son also charges my Pro... I think we'll share for a while!

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fell apart!

    To echo what has been posted SEVERAL times already: The wires are exposed. Never took adapter out of home, barely handled, very light use. The adapter simply began unraveling.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design - Failed Fast

    I love the magsafe design and the ability to switch the high voltage cord for different situations. Unfortunately, the power adapter failed after about 7 months of light use.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Attractive but worthless

    I learned how to redefine the SMC very soon because the MacBook Air simply didn't turn on .
    1. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    2. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    3. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Press the power button to turn on the computer. Note: The LED on the MagSafe power adapter does not change states or temporarily turn-off when you reset the SMC.

    Now, one year and a half later, my computer does not charge unless I put the cord in an odd angle (under the keyboard).
    Something is probably broken/malfunctioning inside it.
    WHAT A SHAME!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just like everyone else: power failed FAST

    Gotta add my name to the chorus here:
    Although I love my Air, the power failed really fast. It was intermittent for a while and had to be held in a particular position, then just stopped supplying power altogether.

    I can't understand how this fundamental problem can still exist!!!!!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New cord is not working

    Have had MacBook Air for less than 6 months--cord has remained in one place at my work station and has failed twice now--I use my machine for business--one more reason pushing me back to PC world for reliability in business world.
    Problem occurs randomly--unpredictable and very very problematic.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 5 months

    Just like everyone else is saying, I've had my air for five months and the power adaptor has died. I am loath to buy another one, in case it happens again, but what choice do I have? Apple, please take notice of these reviews.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mine died too

    My adapter died after six months.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power supply dead

    Loved this power supply cord for 5 months, but this morning I woke up to a dead battery even though my Air was plugged in. Took it to a local retailer who tested both the computer and the power supply cord; the cord was indeed dead. Luckily I can get a new one under warranty, but what if this happens again? And I'm not pleased about the 2-4 day wait as I need the computer for work. I'm a bonafide iGeek, but this little issue really needs to be rectified.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Failure

    I have had numerous Apple computers and products over the years without any failures. Within months of purchase of the MacBook Air the 45W MagSafe Power Adapter failed. The failure was initially intermittent. I had a second one for travel so no computer time was lost. Since this problem appears to be relatively common, I posted this comment which is a first for me. Apple needs to address this issue.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Use a blow dryer

    Ditto the comments above. My charger died after 3 months. I was going to order a new one (definitely overpriced) and I read the comment about warming the charger up. I tried warming mine a couple of minutes with a blow dryer and now it charges just fine. Save your $79 for something else.
    Please make a more reliable charger for the otherwise amazing Macbook air.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Construction, unsafe

    I have a 5 year old Lenovo laptop whose charger has stood up to travels and much abuse. My MacBook air charger stayed at home was lightly handled. The insulation at the connector end is frayed with wires exposed after 1 year! Usually expect quality from Apple, not here.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible

    I had my old clunky charger from 2008 for nearly 4 years until my apartment got struck by lightning and it got zapped (along with every other electronic in the house.) This charger lasted a few months before it sputtered and died. NOT WORTH $80. I seriously cannot believe the terrible quality of Apple products these days.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and unreliable, though still convenient

    For everyone having trouble with this thing: when it fail to work for me (I plug it in but the lights are off and laptop's not charging) I put it on a heater to warm it up. After a minute it is working again (weird).

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting a second to keep in my briefcase

    I've had my Air for over a year and subject this adapter heavy use. I unplug and wrap it every day to take with me on the road. After forgetting to pack it a few times, I've squeaked by on the battery, but have finally decided to get a second one. My original is in great shape (and seems much more flexible than the chargers I've seen for the MacBooks).

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is cheap and price is ridiculous

    Charger lasted only a few months then completely stopped working. Now I have to waste a hour of my life to have the experts "examine" it before they replace it because it is still under warranty. For spending a fortune on the computer you would think apple would make a decent charger.. guess not

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT

    I love this product, it came with my computer and it works great :) I have never had a problem and have had it for almost a year

    4 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There is no agenda... these chargers are that bad!

    This is my wife's 2nd Mac book Air and I thought that this would be now addressed and fixed. I have bought a 2nd charger to replace a failing original charger at this ridiculous price for both Air's she had... Only to have it fail after several months. These are flaky chargers. Not to mention the flaky hinges LCD screens etc we had to replace...

    So yes this is $$$ for a horrible charger that should outlast the laptop. I have ordered the so called knock offs and they last just as long.. so morale to story... better to buy cheaper knockoff as they last just as long. Apple should maybe make functional products rather than just "pretty"... Last time with Apple going back to PC for her... I have had a DELL for the same time she had both Mac book Air's and guess what the original charger still works

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    Reading the other 70+ reviews, it looks to me like someone with an agenda is trying to trash this charger. Notice that there are a disproportionate number of 1-star reviews that look like they are from the same author.
    I wanted a second one for other locations in the house and, not liking Apple's price on these, I have purchased several cheap knockoffs in the $25-50 range. All have failed. I have concluded that when it comes to chargers, this is one area where it doesn't pay to scrimp. The superior design compared with Windows chargers gets it 2 stars right away. (compact, magsafe, flexible cord that lays flat, convenient cord windup, cord clip, interchangeable plugs, etc.) The fact that mine works flawlessly after 1 year of use gets it 5 stars.

    8 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working after a couple of months

    Apple adapters are some of the most expensive yet poorly made. Just as the numerous other reviews, mine quit working after three months. Really a bad reflection on Apple in picking the supplier when they obviously know its a problem

    5 of 6 people found this useful