• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    breaking cord

    • Written by from Madison Heights

    It hasn't broken yet, but I'm impressed with how well this cord has stood up. I have had my macbook pro for three years and this is still the original power cord! I hope my next one stands up better than others. I really love the design and last year i was pleasantly surprised to find that i was able to cram the adapter into the weird plugs at my schools library. Very good for traveling to and from the library and classes.

    0 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous Charger

    • Written by from Sandy

    I haven't had any issues with my MacBook Pro charger and I am a busy college student who takes it around and uses it nearly everyday. I am impressed with Apple's designs and I am super happy with how my laptop runs. This cord is easy to use. It has an extension cable or a smaller plug in to save space in my backpack... None of my old PCs had any features like these in the charger cables. Plus I love the LED indicator to let me know if it is 100% charged yet so I don't have to open up the laptop and check when it has been charging. Good work on this design, Apple!

    0 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the complaints?

    • Written by from CATAWBA

    I've had my old power apapter since I've had the old MacBook (late 2008) and have not had a problem. The one I bought two years ago is now frayed, but this can be expected for a power-user. I see people complaining about apple this and apple that. Here's a tip. Don't put your adapter under a lot of strain. To complain about the fraying is ridiculous. It is a wire. All wires are susceptible to damage. Ever notice that your refrigerator's power cable points down? Yeah. That's to prevent damage by eliminating strain. Per gaps you should try that. Laptops are not made to sit in your lap, although the name says so. You must remember that it is a powerful computer that does a lot of work. The processor gets hot. If you don't allow it to ventilate, it's gonna mess up. That is basic electronic information.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good investment. I have never had an Apple-made magsafe power adapter fail

    • Written by from Williston

    I have never had an Apple-made magsafe power adapter fail.

    With my first MacBook, I bought two extra power adapters to keep one plugged in at work, and two at home to keep from moving furniture all the time to reach outlets.

    It's a huge convenience. It keeps the yanking and bending to a minimum.

    It was a good investment, too. After many, many thousands of hours of use, I still have and use both of the extras I bought in 2007. One of them is getting a little grubby from the dog laying on it.

    I also know someone who ruins one about every six months. Another person in the same household who uses his MacBook a lot has never replaced one after six years of heavy use.

    They are thin but strong enough for heavy daily use with a little care. If you use them rough, expect to replace them more often.

    2 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Works Superbly

    • Written by from Houston

    First, I am in a wheelchair so the floor is convenient to place the laptop down while I go from my chair to my wheelchair. My adapter works well even though while moving it I stepped on the computer end and it came apart--the round head came apart from the little wires that go into your computer. It works fine because I simply pushed it back together. Why am I buying another one? Because I want to have an adapter in the living room and one in the bedroom (-:

    I have been a fan of Apple since 85-86 and there have been no problems at all. FYI: I am 68, did my own graphic design business, retired and I use Apple--everyday. From desktop to laptop, about 10 computers, every new one was based upon my supposed need, and they were/are great.

    0 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple MagSafe Power Adaptor

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have been reading several reviews on here, and also have had experience with my own MagSafe adaptor, my partner's with her adaptor, her two daughter's with their adaptors, and my own 3 daughters with their adaptors. First and foremost, let us agree that these adaptors are not indestructible. They will break most commonly at the wire connection going into the MagSafe power box, or at the L or T connector. The question is really, how much care or abuse are you going to subject your MagSafe to? I have worked as an audiovisual tech for a number of years, and have taught them all to wind the cords a certain way to prevent kinking or twisting in the wire (especially after they destroyed their original chargers). Many people like to wind the cord around the two tabs provided on the MagSafe charger box, but when you do this, you put a tremendous strain on the wire which only shortens the life of the unit. Secondly, I have always emphasized not pulling on the cord to disconnect the charger, but rather grabbing the head or the MagSafe charger box. These chargers can last a number of years if you take care of them. I am still working with my original charger from 2008 - 7 years.

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Has lasted 7 YEARS and COUNTING!

    • Written by from Pico Rivera

    I bought my macbook pro in 2008 and have used it A LOT going through medical school and beyond. I have the ORIGINAL charger from 2008 and it is still in great shape with no tears (just looks dirty now). I take it everywhere- coffee shops, libraries, everywhere I have studied and even drag it along the floor moving from one couch to another, and it is still in great shape! Which makes me think:

    WHAT ARE PEOPLE DOING TO THEIR CHARGERS to make them break in 2 months (previous reviews) when mine has lasted 7 brutal years and counting!?!!

    Im finally upgrading to the new 12 macbook but will be giving my current mac and CHARGER to my nephew for continued use.

    2 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    • Written by from Quinton

    I love this charger!!! I've had it for 5 years and it hasn't ripped once. you guys just need to treat it with a little more respect if its ripping so much.

    3 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont know what you guys do....

    • Written by from Charlotte

    6 years of use, and no issues. My wife has had one for almost 4 years... again, no issues. People must not be using their brains and are either bending the cords or maybe they need to plug into a power conditioner. I know tons of people with MacBooks and NONE of them have this issue. It's like anything else, they aren't indestructible. I have had so many other issues with non-Mac laptops, and you really just can't compare the products!

    4 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never A Problem

    • Written by from Dallas

    I recently bought a new MagSafe Power Adapter for my 2010 MacBook Pro after not paying attention and my cat chewing the cord in multiple places. I've always been confused by the negative attention, this is one of 3 MagSafe adapters I own and I've never had the issues with fraying cords so many other people mention. I don't know if I'm just lucky because I don't treat these adapters with any sort of care and I carry one with me everywhere I go. Constantly wrapping and unwrapping the cable. I would mention new adapters come with a 1year warranty which comes in handy if anything happens aside from MY CAT CHEWING THE CORD.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sitting on adapter/power supply actually worked

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I found out today that my power supply had stopped working - and with very good reason.
    It wasn't anything that Apple can really be held responsible for, unless I just want someone else to blame. (seems to be the in-thing to do).
    Anyway, the reason that my power supply stopped working, was the little teeth marks all down the cord. I could even see bare wires in the larger of the holes. I was going to make a kitten leash out of the thing until I read the one post that seemed most unlikely. The author said to 'sit on it'.
    I thought that the post was funny, but I also decided to amuse my wife by hatching a repair. Don't you know, the darned thing works.
    Maybe because the cable was stretched a different way. Maybe it was the feline god of laughs. Don't know.
    Anyway, back to the subject matter. We, my wife and I, have been using Macbook and Macbook pro computers for the last 6 years and have never, ever experienced any problems whatsoever. None - NADA.
    Prior to that, with pc's - let me count the ways - I had seven hard drives sitting in a box from old pc's that died - an average of one every 10-12 months. To those that threaten to go back to pc's, life is full of choices.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Witbank

    I have had my MacBook Pro for 4 years and not a single problem, but a few days ago the adapter stopped working, but no from oldness, but from a lightning storm. I will never leave Apple

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Own three of them, no failures

    • Written by from Arroyo Grande

    As with others in the five-star bin, I really don't understand why people are experiencing so many failures with these units. One of the 60W magsafes I own is original equipment for a 4-year-old MacBook pro. The machine gets almost daily use, including being moved back and forth between different locations, and receiving less than gentle treatment. The hard-drive on this MacBook has failed and been replaced, and I'm about to replace its noisy fan. The power adapter still works just fine.

    To be sure, there are a number things of about Apple products and services that annoy the heck out of me. This particular power adapter just isn't one of them.

    1 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing replacement after 3.5 years

    • Written by from edmonton

    Had my MacBook charger that came with my MacBook fir 3.5 years and it just broke now. People stop complaining about there products when it's your fault for breaking them and not taking care of them.

    1 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure what people are doing to their chargers but...

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    I'm not sure what people are doing to their chargers but mine works great! I had the same charger for my MacBook Pro that came with it when I purchased my mac in early 2012. I just had to purchase a new one about a month ago because I left mine on an airplane and I haven't had any issues with it. I throw it in my bag with all my books, tablet, and laptop, I even wrap the cord around it when I pack it up and haven't had any issues. I love the magnetic attachment because it last longer than those you plug in. It is expensive but then again when did Apple ever claim to sell things cheap?

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing adapter, never failed on me

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    My Macbook Pro 13" 2012 is my first Mac, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the power cord. It's design is ingenious and the magnet is super useful (strong enough not to fall out all the time, but weak enough to fall out when needed. This is unlike the *new* MagSafe 2 which took a step back in history and uses the old useless easily breakable T style connector). The L design is absolutely fabulous as I can have the cord coming out the back of my Mac or along the side. I've has my mac for 2 and a half years now and I have NEVER had a problem with the cord. No deteriorating, no breaking, it's flawless and much better than any cord I have ever seen. I have NO IDEA how all these other customers manage to break their cords, for I couldn't even if I tried.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    • Written by from Durham

    I really love the design of the MagSafe Power Adapter, and they have never failed me. The power adapter has no issues so far as I can see, only one being that it could be longer. Overall, the adapter is a great product, and I have never had a problem with it. *Note: I am a Mac user of over 5 years, and I have only had to replace the adapter once, when my pet rabbit chewed the wire. I have never had to replace the second one.

    4 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by from Luling

    So I have had my charger for about 1 and a half years. It is a little scuffed up, but it works fine. If people would take care of their things they might not break as easily.

    6 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should

    • Written by from markham

    The power adapter has worked fine for me, I've had the power adapter for 3 years and I'm always carrying it around. I've never felt that i need to replace it because its built pretty well.

    1 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great customer service

    • Written by from Flushing

    I had the same problem like all the reviews. third charger replacement. I was able to call and get a $50 off for the replacement charger this time.

    7 of 22 people found this useful