• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1.5 star average rating says it all

    I love my MacBook pro to death. But this power adapter is terrible. It's weak and it snaps fast. 2 out of 10 people might make it last for years but for any average user, this adapter just does not last long. Apple needs to have lifetime warranty on these little things.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    Are you kidding me, Apple? I've been through so many of these chargers, I've lost count. It angers me to no end that you haven't been listening to all of your negative customer reviews. I'm not about to pay another $80 bucks to get a charger that'll break after a few months. Never thought I'd say this, but unless you actually start caring about your customers' opinions, I'm going PC. I wish there was a negative number of stars, because 1 is far too many.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of junk

    This adapter is insanely overpriced, and falls apart. the wire soon becomes exposed with normal use and it will need to be replaced. Apple seriously needs to redesign these.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is awful

    I have had my MacBook for almost 2 years and now have my third failed charger. No damage, no misuse; the thing just stopped working. This is ridiculous! Never had this issue with a PC.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter FAILS

    I've had my adapter for a little less than a year. I'm always really careful with it. All of a sudden, IT DOESN'T WORK!

    Now, I'm 3 hours away from the nearest retailer and need to study for finals. All my notes are on my mac, and I CANNOT CHARGE IT. So apple has screwed me over for finals, and the $80 I'm going to have to pay to replace the adapter. NOT IMPRESSED.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 4 months

    My original adapter worked for 3 years. The new one lasted 4 months.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous for the price

    This is the 2nd cord I've bought in 2 years. Mine keeps coming apart where u plug it into the computer. Considering the cost of the computer, & now the chargers, these cords should be make with a higher quality material. Very annoyed & disappointed!!

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad we can't give a rating of 0 stars

    This is second charger of this type I have had to be for my kid's PowerBook, the original and its first replacement failing within 10 months of purchase, amounting to a charger cost of £5 per month so far. The cable strain relief at the base of the outgoing DC cable is poorly designed and not fit for purpose. Put simply, it is not long enough and therefore the cable insulation breaks down where the cable attaches to the power supply. At £65 this design fiasco is overpriced compared to its price in the US, even accounting for the exchange rate and taxes. Moreover, it is unreliable to say the least [note my first way of wording it was rejected by Apple due to expletives]. All Apple have to do is to redesign the plastic cable strain, extending it a few more millimetres, and the cable would be much more robust. More than 200 people have rated this charger as 1 star in the UK, and more than 1000 in the US ('1k+'). Yet Apple seems blissfully unconcerned.

    I wonder how long it will be before the poorly designed cable strain relief fails - creating a short circuit - and causes serious injury or property damage through fire. Moreover, there are irresponsible YouTube videos showing how to 'repair' the cable that are outright dangerous.

    Apple: are you going to listen to your customers and redesign this thing [again, my first use of language was not accepted by Apple due to expletives] or are you content to make your customers furious?

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AGAIN?

    My 60W MagSafe charger broke again. This is shoddy workmanship. For $80 a piece, this should LAST. Apple, do a recall already AND apologize.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE CHARGER

    APPLE IS TOO WORRIED ABOUT BRINGING OUT THE NEXT BIG THING THEY NEED TO BE WORRIED ABOUT THESE HORRIBLE CHARGERS THAT LAST FOR ONLY 3-5 MONTHS!

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I cant believe!

    This is my second mac book .My first one had a problem with the power adapter after 4 years of use.(strain relief)
    Now with my second one, something happens after just one year of use and the cable doesn´t seem to be broken or something.....
    Is there any documented problem with the L style connectors?

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever!

    I am now about to purchase my 4th charger for my 2 year old MacBook. The charger lasts about 6 months maximum before it dies.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    The original adapter for my 2007 MacBook lasted for three years. It finally died, so I bought a replacement- this 60W MagSafe Power Adapter. It lasted only 7 months before it broke. I replaced it again, and THAT one broke down in 6 months. Today I very grudgingly bought another adapter- my THIRD 60W MagSafe in 13 months- and I don't expect much longevity out of it. I've purchased every time at an official Apple Store.

    Compared to the previous design, the current 60W adapter is shoddy.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    I have had this thing for ONE WEEK and it quit on me. I just paid 80 dollars for this thing to quit on me in one week. This is such a necessary item I am completely appalled at how poorly this is made, you should be embarrassed.

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product!

    I've had to replace the charger for my Macbook that's just over 1 year old 4 times now! I'm tired of replacing this charger and I'm very disappointed with Apple!

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not a great adapter, crazy expensive replacement

    From day one this adapter ran super hot, so hot that it made marks in my couch. I have been soooo careful with this cord. I've never bent it and rarely even wrapped it and when I did it was wrapped super loosely. There are no frayed wires, no breaks in the plastic insulation and yet here I am with an adapter that won't work. This means that the problem is entirely the manufacturers fault. The least Apple could do is price the cord in a way that reflects the cheap quality of the product but instead they price the cord at four times what other companies charge for their adapters.

    Apple FAIL.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced twice in 3 years

    I am on my third charger and have had my macbook for only a little over two years! The chargers work for a few months, then start working only intermittently and then not at all. I don't think many people can afford to buy a new magsafe adapter every time they die and maybe Apple should make it a priority to develop new chargers that last longer.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I have some pretty old laptops (HP, ASUS, DELL), and I've never had to replace power adapters on any of those laptops. The 60W magsafe of my Macbook though broke--the wire broke just outside the small white box. So, I had to replace it. I wasn't going to pay over $100 for a new Apple one, so I bought a generic one. I was expecting a good quality power adapter from Apple, but now I am quite disappointed. Apple should really improve the quality of this product. Shame on Apple if they don't.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables are a disaster and absolute rip off

    Apple's chargers used to last years, equivalent to the quality of any other PC brand. Over the last few years they have changed the design of the plastic insulation, which literally disintegrates. Given the outrageous cost of these cables in comparison to other brands, and the fact that you are forced to use them, I'd advise against anyone who hasn't yet converted to using their computers not to do so, as the cost in charges alone vastly inflates the cost of owning a mac.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Power Adapter

    I am onto my 4th or 5th charger.. i honestly lost count. this is ridiculous!!! My most recent issue is the magsafe part has seperated from the rest of the power cord and i have to take a sharp item to pry the magnet off of the computer to attempt to fix only to have it spirit again!!! this is the worst design ever!

    32 of 32 people found this useful