• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro charger ...

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    While the magnet to connect is an EXCELLENT idea and patent ... The complete product is undermined by its tendacy to break, get hot and melt at connection of the base. This is a continued issue with Apple's adapter. ReThink it and make me proud.

    I'm unsatisfied with this $80 adapter that melts and could be a fire hazard.

    It gets so hot, I'm surprised no one has report a fire caused by this device.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro Power Adapter

    • Written by from Sydney

    I have recently having to replace the adapter too. It just does not charge, when tried with another power adapter it worked fine. My MacBook Pro is less than a year old so as the accessories. I do still have a lot of faith in Apple products but at the moment it's rather annoying for having to constantly travelling. Maybe any suggestion on power supply options for frequent travelling (remote area, mostly).

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hudson Falls

    Very disappointed with this product! Ive had my mac laptop for two years but now that i have to spend $80 on a charger just to use my mac is ridiculous. The charger should last like the laptop lasts

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor and unreliable

    • Written by from South Saint Paul

    It's ridiculous how short of a life these things have. For something so expensive I'd expect it to last longer than two years. The design is nice, the magnet is helpful, but overall I am not satisfied.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointed...

    • Written by from Superior

    Alright. I love my Macbook. And I'm very impressed with Apple as a company and the customer service is great every time I call or have any questions. However, my one disappointment is with the 60W Magsafe charger for my white 13" Macbook. I've had my computer since Oct. of 2009. After about a year and a half, I replaced the charger. Granted, I use my computer all the time. I'm a full-time college student--all online. Plus, I use the Macbook for my business as well as for personal stuff like media (music, movies, photos). The system is great. I'm always on the go so I must say, where the description for this charger says, "Designed to be the perfect traveling companion, the adapter has a clever design which allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage," I feel the need to add a disclaimer. Where the thin cord branches from the Magsafe square, the perpendicular angle is the issue. It does not wrap and I am very careful with my stuff since I need it for about everything I do. Plus, the cost. I can't afford to be purchasing a new cord at this price when it is a design flaw! I'm very frustrated. It's another year and a half later and I'm replacing the cord again! Where the first cord simply started fraying at the connection point to the Magsafe, this second cord completely broke off--and I even reinforced it with electrical tape so it would add some structural support. Please fix it, Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't last long

    • Written by from Lisle

    this would be the second charger that has stopped working for me... I am truly disappointed in apple for creating such a terrible product. I'll give it two stars because it did charge my laptop but it sure didn't last very long.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    adaptor failure

    • Written by from Rochester

    I too am unimpressed with the adaptor to my Mac Book Pro. I love the computer but my cord started to fray and break near the computer plug in. It has nice strong cord but the problem is that the reinforcement is not made where the wire usually bends which causes major problems. I bought mine just a year and a half ago.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to make it more durable!

    • Written by from Levittown

    I got this charger in the box with my brand new 13" Macbook Pro back in Feb. 2012.
    It worked fine up until a few weeks ago; there's something wrong with the cord. I tend to take very good care of my things so I have no clue how the cord got damaged. Now, in order for my computer to charge, I have to restart my computer (sometimes that doesn't work) or play around with the cord to get it in the right position so that it can charge.
    So, basically, it's a good charger and it will last you a long time if you let it sit in one spot for its lifetime. It will only last you 6-8 months if you move it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Wears Out Too Easily

    • Written by from Oakton

    Just made it through one year with my MacBook Pro and the cord near the brick wore completely out. The snap in place and flexibility of the cord is brilliant, but the cord needs to be much more durable.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    • Written by from Conshokocken

    My charger just broke for the second time in a year and a half of having it. I don't want to spend $79.00 on a new charger but what other choice do i have. The ones being sold on Ebay and Amazon are damaged too. The extension chord is not the problem it is the power box or the chord that directly plugs into the computer. The only good thing I can say about this product is that when it works it charges the computer quickly. Apple needs to get a move on improving their charger quality.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    On to my 3rd

    • Written by from Nokomis

    Second charger just broke... Came here to buy a 3rd one. Completely disappointed

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality for Such a High Price

    • Written by from Buena Park

    The charger lasted me for around 6 months or 6 1/2 months. On top of that I bought a 3 year coverage BUT they did not replace it for whatever reason. However being a poor college student I could not afford a new one so my Dad and I tinkered till we made it . And by the way it did not break because of me, it broke because it frayed. So yeah... Apple I adore you, but you are making me slowly into a PC girl.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnectability of Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, Model No.: A1344

    • Written by from Goettingen

    Apple claims that the Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector that will disconnect from the computer upon undue strain. This however is not entirely true. The new model of the MagSafe Adapter, Model No.: A1344, is really worse compared to the older models featuring the disconnectable magnetic DC connector. If the strain is applied in the direction of the power cable while it's connected, in other words, if one were to simply pull the cable while it is connected to the laptop, the connector does not disconnect but simply pulls the entire laptop along with it instead. This is exactly what happened with my laptop. I tripped over the power cable, unaware that it was coiled around my leg, and I ended up pulling the laptop down from the table. Fortunately, the aluminium casing took most of the impact and the computer is still functional. However, this is the very risk that Apple claims to avoid by their innovative power cable design. I'm really dissatisfied with this new model. I strongly urge Apple to revert to their older model of DC connectors that were truly disconnectable under strain applied in any direction.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    • Written by from Salem

    I'm back here in the Apple Store to buy a new power adapter...ANOTHER new power adapter. These break way too easily, this is my third one. Apple, you need to do something about this!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Broken

    • Written by from San Lorenzo

    I've had this charger appox. 5 months, and I started having problems with the charger 1-2 months ago, sometimes it wouldn't charge and sometimes the charger head would feel really hot. It has broken completely yesterday. It is not worth buying a $80 replacement as a Highschool student, that is fraeking expensive.

    47 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is no where near as good quality as the computer.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This is the second charger that has broken in a little over two years. It is unacceptable that the charger would break so easily. The charger is 80 dollars and for that money I would expect much better quality. My first one would work for about 15 minutes then over heat and stop charging. My more recent one has just brok at a friends house for no reason. I just wish that chargers were as good quality as the computer.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but way too expensive

    • Written by from BALTIMORE

    I've had my adapter since 2008 and was pretty upset when it stopped working. Imagine my surprise to find that everyone has issues with this. I'm just glad that mine lasted 4 years versus having to purchase one every year. I like the adapter...I have to if I want my computer to charge. It does get a little hot but it does the job. $80 is just way too much though. I'll take my chances with a knock-off.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there..

    • Written by from Cainta

    Honestly speaking, I love the concept of the magsafe adapter. I love how it is magnetically connected to prevent serious damage between the adapter and the macbook. Although I give them kudos for the design, I am quite disappointed at the durability of the product. It's quite sensitive. The magnet easily wears out after a few months of usage causing connection problems. And right now, my magsafe is already broken before a year has passed. I hope Apple would consider improving the durability of the product. Money doesn't grow on trees, and the magsafe is quite expensive.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily.

    • Written by from Canmore

    My second charger just broke, for an $80 computer charger these do not last. The head of the chargers has a tendency to bend when you remove it, over time (short period of time), this has the tendency to wear down the wires in the head of the product. TO ALL THOSE PURCHASING OR OWNING THIS PRODUCT, REMOVE THE CHARGER BY PULLING ON THE METAL HEAD.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I see I'm not alone

    • Written by from Chilliwack

    Just another message conveying disappointment that I need to buy another one already. The charging has been intermittent for the last few days, and finally conked out about 2 hours ago. The cable was not stepped on or abused in any way. My thought is that the wires separated near the magnetic connector. Once I get the new one and verify its functionality, I think it's time for some surgery on the original.
    Please consider a redesign of the cable; clearly the ends need some strengthening. I would gladly give up some flexibility for a more sturdily built cable.

    17 of 17 people found this useful