• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY

    • Written by from LONGWOOD

    I am purchasing my 3RD CHARGER in less than ONE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! This is unbelievable. They just randomly break for no reason. I put little wear and tear on them, so it's not like I'm dropping them from the ceiling or throwing them around. There needs to be a better way to go about this. My Apple loyalty wears thin when I realize the amount of money I am wasting on chargers. If it wasn't a completely necessary item, I would certainly not be buying it again.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Power Adapter is UNSAFE and extremely poor quality

    • Written by from Landover

    I bought a MackBook Pro in June 2013. After little more than one year, and no unusual pattern of use, the change cable frayed, and the electrical cables started to become exposed. One year! And this product is called Magsafe! The fraying is now so extreme that I have to purchase a replacement, at the exorbitant price of $79.

    18 of 19 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, apple, apple..

    • Written by from Gray

    After seeing so many horrible reviews on their website you would think Apple would have finally solved the problem of their power adapters not lasting. NOPE! 3 years of owning my Macbook and 3 chargers later... This time, I was at 30% battery when my charger decided to stop working the night before the due date of a big presentation. Keep in mind it's 11 PM and $80 is usually out of the typical college student's budget. Thanks, Apple, for adding even more stress to my college life.

    14 of 15 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i have to get my 5th charger for my 3 year old laptop

    • Written by from Seattle

    ive only had my macbook for 3 years and for the 5th time im going to have to drop a bunch of money on a new charger. its frustrating because my chargers rarely move unless im cleaning other wise it is always in the same place. they simply dont last and are too expensive for the quality. i would feel a lot less cheated about paying $80 for a charger if it lasted more than 5-6 months.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY APPLE, WHY?!

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    I'm fairly confident, after reading many review, that EVERYONE is having the same issue, Apple.

    PLEASE FIX YOUR CHARGERS.

    I am about to have to buy my THIRD charger. THIRD. I should be able to have one, MAYBE two chargers for the life of my computer.
    Not only have I already had to have my battery replaced, now I have to buy YET ANOTHER charger for my Macbook pro. This computer isn't even that old. It doesn't matter what you do with this charger, unless you put it on a shrine and bubble wrap it, it isn't going to last very long.

    Apple, help us out here.

    Be better.

    Sincerely,

    Not buying another one of these cords.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Apple, learn what good customer service is!!!"

    • Written by from Glendale

    Apple's chargers are the only electronic chargers I have ever owned that break! And this one is the worst! Owed my Macbook pro for 4 months before this charger broke, and I am extremely careful with my cords. Looking at these reviews, I can't believe that Apple has received these complaints for 5 years, and they STILL refuse to fix it!

    I've been a HUGE Apple devotee for years, but it looks like I'll be going the PC route. I refuse to pay even $30 for a charger that will only break within a year.

    15 of 15 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 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    • Written by from Kula

    I can't believe you are still charging so much for such a terribly designed cable. Yet here I am, buying a replacement. I pretty much have to. What a sham.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the Apple quality?

    • Written by from Sioux Lookout

    Mine lasted a year and a half then simply stopped working. Not sure how apple can make a product that's failing a lot of people this badly.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is garbage

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    I have been through 3 of these in the last 3 years. I wrap it up exactly like the guy in the store showed me to minimize wear. Unless you leave this thing stationary it will break.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovate This

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Apple.

    Do better.

    It's great you're focusing on better iMacs/iPads/iPhones, etc. but please change this. Focus on this. Please.

    I have to buy my FOURTH charger soon.

    17 of 17 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 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just paid the annual Apple tax

    • Written by from Algonquin Highlands

    In 4 years this is now the 3rd power adapter. When this Macbook dies i will not buy another Apple product to replace it. This adapter does not last. It breaks and after a while wigggling of the cord does not match the image of a good quality product that we are paying a premium price for.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Apple, BUT I HATE THEIR CHARGERS.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    In terms of computers and electronics Apple is top dog, but I can't handle the frailness of their chargers!

    I have bought chargers three times in the past year for all my apple devices (Apple iPhone, Apple Tablet, and Apple Macbook Pro) . It's expensive for no reason and the quality of the rubber covering and metal underneath are damaged too easily.
    Apple really needs to do something differently going forward with their designs because if not I will have to invest my money elsewhere.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd power adapter in 4 1/2 years

    • Written by from Portland

    The charging function has always worked great, but the cord from the brick to the MacBook seems weak and the rubber sheathing frays. The first replacement was done under AppleCare when the MacBook was about 2 years old. Now, 2 1/2 years later, it's happened again. This adapter sits at home, I don't wrap the cord around the little handles, I always disconnect it by grabbing the MagSafe connector, yet the fraying just happened. I take care of my stuff, and I think Apple made a mistake here with either design or materials.

    I'm not going to quibble - $79 over 4 1/2 years isn't a big deal - but based on the distribution of the ratings of these reviews, I'd say there's a problem that Apple needs to address.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sit on it if it doesn't charge!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This trick works for my 45W adapter that came with my MacBook Air.

    If you try to charge but it doesn't charge or light up, you can unplug the charger from the outlet (you don't need to unplug it from your computer) and LITERALLY SIT on the charger for a couple of minutes and then try charging again.

    This method has kept me from buying a new charger for over two years since it "broke'! works 100% of the time for me when it refuses to charge.

    So, if you think your charger is broken, give this tip a try. You'll save some $$$

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is GARBAGE

    • Written by from Gilbert

    Worst design!! Cord is breaking AGAIN!!! If Apple can't get a better design soon, then I'm done.

    13 of 13 people found this useful