• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Honest Review

    I bought my MacBook Pro in the beginning of 2015. I've had it for two years. With my experiences, the only complaint I have is that the little plastic tabs to wrap the cord around broke. I am very gentle and easy with my equipment. That shouldn't have broken although, it HAS been two years.. I mean wear and tear does exist, right? The charger cord is getting a little bulged up as well. I can't lie about that. I do think overall, this is a very good charger. It DOES get hot, but again I think that's normal. Thank you apple, for always manufacturing high end products.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best, but not terrible.

    I've had the same charger for my Macbook Pro 15 inch for 5 years now, and I'm just now having to buy a new one because it's making strange sounds when I plug it in. 5 years isn't great, but I think it's pretty good considering how much I toted that thing around during college.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New style Magsafe plug DOES work with 2008 Macbook Pro 4,1

    There seems to be confusion whether this adapter works with the older MacBook Pros. I have a 2008 MacBook Pro 4,1 that came with the old style T-shaped plug and found that this new style adapter works just fine. I will say that with my big fingers the new style plug isn't quite as easy to snap into place as the older plug (hence my 4 out of 5 star rating), which may account for the problems others have had with it. Once, the magnet grips the power receptacle however, the coupling is solid.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly fine

    I've been using the same charger for years - never had a problem. One at home, one at work. The $80 price tag seems reasonable enough. I'm not at all sure what everyone is complaining about.

    Having been involved in a few power-chord smashes I love the MagSafe. Would love it if it had a coil-up feature, like the old Powerbooks, but no biggie.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    FULLY compatible with late 2008 (last non-unibody) macBook Pro

    My last power cord finally gave out, and this adapter is covered under AppleCare. My advice to everyone buying a Mac is definitely to get the three year, extended warranty. It rests a lot closer to the MacBook than my old one, which is better since it's harder to accidentally disconnect it. I am speedy satisfied with it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Use the Clip to Reduce Tension on the Adapter

    First, my suggestion, then a short story. You'll find a tiny clip on the narrow AC cable. As I read the stories here, it occurred to me that the clip must be there for some reason. Voila! It's there to take the strain off the cord as it enters the adapter.

    So...to keep your expensive adapter from fraying, wrap the cord one or two times around the pop-up flanges of the adapter, making sure the cable is loose--not tight--at the junction of cable and adapter. Then use the clip on the second or third wound part of the cord. This takes pressure off the part of the cord that normally frays.

    The 85W "MagSafe Power Adapter" I purchased today comes with an extra thick AC cord but no one mentions it. Even the picture on the Apple box only shows the power adapter--not the extra AC cord in the box.

    Using the 6 foot AC cord lets you wrap more of the thin MagSafe wire around the adapter, reducing more stress off the cord as it enters the adapter. While it's convenient to carry the portable adapter with you, the AC cord is much safer and secure. (End of suggestion. Now my story.)

    I have a 2006 MacBook Pro whose Magsafe cord started fraying near the adapter. Not wanting to pay Apple $79 for a power "adapter," plus I needed a battery too, I ended up buying two batteries and two Magsafe adapters online. Sellers, including Amazon, claimed a 60W adapter powers a 15 inch MBP. It doesn't and won't charge the battery.

    So I wasted two months without my MBP thinking that the non OEM batteries I bought were the problem, not the 60W adapter.

    Today a guy at a Mac repair store fixed my problem in five minutes by using an 85W adaptor. Now, I have four batterie and one 60W and one 85W adapter.

    Final thought about portable consumer power cables. Manufacturers could make AC cords twice as thick, making them last until the next Ice Age. But would anyone want thick, heavy power cables for their mobile phone or laptop? Probably not.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    These cords are really expensive, to be sure, but I have had mine for 3 years and have not had a problem with the cord fraying. Plus, I am a college student so am constantly moving my cord and have used it about a million times. Not sure why other people are having trouble with the cord, but I haven't had this issue, as I said, for 3 years of seriously frequent use.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to reinforce connection at junction

    I am presently on my third charger cable (same 15-inch MacBook Pro), and they all seem to be fraying at the same point. The problem area is right at the output line at the power junction. My suggestion is to re-enforce (thicker plastic cable) at this connection. The line taper down to its original thickness as it moves away from this point.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    In all fairness

    I know most people tend to write reviews after having bad experiences, but even so after coming here to find an extra adapter that I can leave at the office, I was surprised to see so many terrible reviews. I've relied heavily on three different MacBook Pro's between home and work over several years and have never had any problems with these power adapters.

    They are versatile in that you can swap out the direct-to-wall plug for an extended power cord. The built-in cord wrapping prongs are ridiculously simple and very handy.

    This is a solid product that deserves some positive feedback to balance the many negative reviews posted here.

    That said, these things should seriously cost $40, tops. Minus one star for the outrageous price, Apple.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    charges very quickly, easy to carry, interchangeable extension. Price could be better

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive!

    This is a great adaptor but its very expensive. can you please lower the price? i cant afford it right now because my sister broke it, and I'm playing off my MacBook Pro. I love my MacBook Pro more than anything so i have to keep it charged but again i can't afford it.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved Design....

    Improved design and better cabling material...finally...hopefully this one will last just as long as my original power adapter.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it is improved design

    Doing support for Macs, the new 90 degree magsafe end has reduced the problems with the old end, I can add a couple of notes to possibly help others. These adapters do work very well.
    1) This model does work with 2007-2008 MacBooks as well as the newer unibody designs, check for the following firmware update to fix a potential charging bug though - MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.4
    2) If you are getting fraying near the "brick" end, it is because of stress on the cable when it is wrapped up. If you leave enough slack on that end, it won't separate from the case and "fray" - Apple Portables: Reducing cable strain on your MagSafe power adapter

    I can't link to the URLs directly, so you have to search apple's Support website for the articles mentioned.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Lasts Forever

    I have an Early 2008 15-inch Macbook Pro. This power adapter works fine with my machine. My first power adaptor lasted three years before finally refusing to charge the computer. I can't complain about it, honestly. The power adaptor is the first problem I've ever encountered with my Mac. I know several people with other brands of laptops who have replaced their power adaptors several times and have had numerous other problems. I took my adaptor into my local Apple store and they replaced it then and there - no problem. I couldn't have asked for better service. Nothing last forever, but I'm still quite happy with my Mac.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont treat it like trash

    So I think that most people who really mess these up generally are a bit rough with their stuff. I mean I treat my stuff rough, but I make sure to not hang the computer by the cord or unplug it from the wall by yanking on the cord and all my adapters have lasted for years and years. maybe I got the awesome ones. or maybe I use my brain more on accident :)

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe adapters are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

    I'm surprised that anyone would write a negative review for such a truly fantastic product!
    The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because sometimes the magnets allow it to disconnect too easily, and they're a little pricey. Other than that, I've owned several ever since they came out, and they are far superior to any other power adapter design on the market.
    The cables keep your priceless MacBook from crashing to the floor if the cable is tripped over (which happens to me all of the time), the cords self-wind and store neatly, and you can choose to use the extension-cord plug if more length is desired.
    Plus, they're small and travel easily. What more could you ask for?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good with old Macbook Pro

    I was very hesitant to get this adapter because I read all the reviews of how it doesnt work with certain Macbook Pros. However, my original adapter that came with computer (white plastic square connection) stopped working & I needed a new one. I got my Macbook Pro in March 2006. I got the new adapter yesterday. So far it works. I have it flipped so it doesn't block USB port.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you guys aware of the warranty?

    Wow, tons of people say they have broken after a few months and they have replaced multiple adapters.
    OK, they come with a one year warranty when you buy your MacBook and if you buy with most credit cards they double the warranty.
    Or you can buy Applecare for $250 and be covered for three years or the cost of three adapters.
    Meanwhile, ours has worked flawlessly for 2.5 years.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best customer service!

    The thing works absolutely fine.

    My review is focused more towards the service than the product.

    I had my old 85 watt Magsafe adapter and it just stopped working. I went to the store and they checked it. It did not work and within the next 2 minutes they replaced my a year old charger for FREE!!!

    The charger is working with the older versions of the MacBook Pro. I heard from my friend that the new chargers do not work with the old laptops, but here is the thing, IT WORKS!

    Fallen in love with Apple all over again...

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works in early 2008 macbook pro

    a few weeks ago the cord to my adapter started fraying (it's 3 years old and I carry it everywhere). I took it in to the apple store along with the serial number for my computer, and they replaced it for free (covered by applecare protection plan). new adapter works fine on early 2008 macbook pro. just make sure you're installed the software updates.

    4 of 9 people found this useful