• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a firm and sturdy wire

    • Written by Tyonna B from Wilmington

    The thin wire that leads to the laptop, as opposed to the thicker wire that leads to the outlet, is easier to break because it is thin.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting and disconnecting the charger to make my Mac turn on.

    • Written by Leonardo A from Teresina

    I own a MacBook (Early 2008 - MB404LL/A) and its 60W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector since a couple of years ago started to present problems to charge the battery — and because of that, the battery doesn't charge anymore. Ok, no battery. Then, I had to deal with using my MacBook as a desktop, and more recently, it's starting to get really hard to turn the laptop on. To make it work, I have to connect and disconnect the charger from the DC power jack socket until the green light turns on. At that light, should I say, it's also starting to present problem too. I'm so (bad word here) that a new 60W MagSafe power adapter costs so much money (US$79 plus taxes) that it's preferable let it the way it is.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s alright.

    • Written by Eduardo G from Winter haven

    I’ve had my MacBook Pro for nearly 4 years now and I’m just now experiencing the fraying of the chord. I did wrap it with electrical tape but the casing just comes off further and further down. I know it came from rubbing on my desk edge for so long so I expected the fraying but it should still be better built. Other than that, it does what it’s supposed to and hopefully I don’t need to buy another one for a few more years.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cords

    • Written by Art S from York

    I have used a hot glue gun to coat the portion of the cord that is frayed and overlap onto area that is not frayed. As the glue starts to get hard, just mold it around the cord. This worked great for me and saved me from buying another cord. It would be best to do this sooner before the fraying gets too bad.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Been decent.

    • Written by Parmeet S from El Dorado Hills

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 3 years now, and only within the last 15 months did the cord actually turn brown and within the last 10 months did the cord actually rip. I put some electrical tape on it and covered it, but the tearing has gotten worse. Otherwise it did a great job for 3 years. Will get another one and write another review if it fails like everyone else's appears to.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by JANELY R from Miami Lakes

    I opened my laptop and it was at 4% battery, nothing new. So i plug in the charger and connect it to the computer and i smell something burning literally one minute later. I start looking around and I see SMOKE right next to my face coming from the charger! It burned through the rubber. This is the second time this happens. I had ANOTHER charger get so hot that it started MELTING.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Im on fire!

    • Written by M P from Carnegie

    YES APPLE YOUR POWER CORDS ARE RUBBISH! We all wanna love Apple but make it a bit easier by fixing stuff that's rubbish. Your cord material is RUBBISH. I've never had this problem with cheap cord on cheap stuff. Why with expensive cords on expensive Apple products? IPhone, Macbook, iPad..same squishy rubber cord that does not last and is susceptible to damage during normal use. Listen to your fans Apple. Unless you have a major share in the squishy cord factory, find something that works.

    Today I burned myself on the little L connector (again) only to realize that sometime overnight the squishy rubber cord had failed miserably and the wires were hanging out.

    MAGSAFE power supply works well, safety cutoff is a great feature, gets hot, yes, but its a tiny cute 60W box so its gonna get hot.

    Power cord material ...RUBBISH.

    Bought a 60w $25 copy, works well, no squishy cord.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Design, poor manufacturing..

    • Written by James A from Sevierville

    The idea and design of this product is way better than anything in the PC world and goes a long way to save the laptop from in advertent harm. Unfortunately it is the manufacturing that has caused it the issues. I believe that if Apple continues to turn back to US production they may be able to remedy issues like this. For those young college students who would review this product, you should have more experience in Apple and for that matter computer products before making negative comments regarding this or any other such hardware.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Please try this before buying a new adaptor

    • Written by KAREN M from PALO ALTO

    I had no idea that these adaptors had such a poor ratinguntil I came to this page. I have had my MacBook Pro around 4 years now so I guess I'm lucky I've had no issues with the adapter to this point. I just had a problem that my MacBook would not charge when I plugged the power adapter in. I read through some of the reviews here and noticed one that said to try pushing something on the prongs inside the magnetic head on the adapter that attaches to the computer as they can have issues. I tried that and it worked! My MacBook is now happily charging and I just saved myself $80...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    pls make better cord

    • Written by janelle T from Mooroolbark

    my first one lasted 3 years but as others have mentioned its the cord that doesn't last. and it's so expensive. Apple shld make better cords. iPhone usb cords don't even last a year. at least with the USB cord i can get cheaper replacement but not Mac charger.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Justin S from Kotzebue

    The 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter is good but nothing stay forever, I had this charger for about 1-2 years now maybe even more. I dislike this T-style on the little wire side, The first time I seen that I really had a bad feeling about that, that will cause me problems with the natural put away system.
    "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." from the apple web site.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    • Written by Anna F from Brooklyn

    I've had this product for over two years. It's the same one that came in my macbook pro box. Just be sure to take good care of it and don't have it plugged into an outlet for too long because you'll just be draining the power on the battery. The whole product is very fragile and I'll admit that in the two years I've owned this, I've gotten wears and tears but nothing electrical tape can't fix. I only wish this wasn't so expensive because I'll need to buy a new one soon. $80 is a bit hefty..

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, So good

    • Written by Vern W from Tipp City

    I have had my 13-in. MBPro since Sept of 2011. Thus far, my Magsafe power cord has lasted me, fine. Several months ago, I switched jobs and now I have to bring my Mac Book to work on most days. Because of this, I'm looking into getting an additional power cord (1 to leave at home with my dock, and 1 to take in my bag). I figure this, way I can keep one from the stress of unplugging too often (the one at home), and I'll have an extra.
    I rated this at a 3 because I haven't had issues, but I know several friends who are on their 3rd cord or so. But I'm also thinking, for those on here who've said they've bought 7 or 10 of them. Why not buy 2 and leave one stationary (home) and take one mobile. At least that way, you know one of those cords wont be getting a lot of wear.
    IMHO. BTW, the person who suggested having magsafe connector at both ends, brilliant idea!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord works but casing becomes frayed

    • Written by Sean P from Windsor

    For the most part the L-shaped adapter works perfectly, it's lasted me two years so far since it came with the Macbook, but what I've been having issue with is the casing around the cord. The power is still carried to the computer but the plastic casing around the actual cord (not the L part) constantly is breaking apart. Maybe next time use a sturdier material than flimsy plastic because I carry my power cord with me everywhere and it seems wrapping it up with the square portion of the power cord causes it to eventually break apart. I've got more masking tape on the cord than it came wrapped in. If you want to keep selling these things for $80, maybe make sure it doesn't break apart. Many people with MacBooks are university students or working professionals who carry their Macbooks with them, we need something that can handle travel.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Recall please!!

    • Written by Monica G from Brownsville

    They really need to make a recall. My charger still works after 3 years however, the rubber coating has begun to turn green and peel off the metal wires inside. I never travel with this computer so I haven't mistreated it. I now have electrical tape covering the exposed wires.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe Usage Review

    • Written by Rafsanjani R from Palm Desert

    I use Macbook Pro 13-inch 2008 Model. The first 2.5 years of using it, didn't face any problem. After 2.5 years, the jack of 60W MagSafe power adapter used to get extremely heated up while I used to do any powerful work(Photoshop & Illustrator) / or multiple work.
    At a point I had to start shaking the charger port quite a few times to get the red light (charging) . As the port gets heated up, I thought the problem was may be with my laptop or its battery or the port. This problem continued for 7-8 months when suddenly 1 day it completely stopped working. No shaking could fix it. Then I went to an Apple store in my country and tested my mac with a new charger. So the problem was with the charger, and compared and found that , Due to extreme heating, one of the very small thick pin inside the charger jack melted down (now it cannot touch the Mac port and so the charger doesn't work any more.... ) .
    Other users should be aware of this heating issue for which I posted this review. Still a proud Apple user :)

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pro's and Con's

    • Written by veronica K from taylor

    I have had a MacBook Air since November 2011. It is honestly the best thing I have ever purchased from apple. I understand that the battery isn't going to last long due to the size of the computer, but I still think apple did a great job. However, I haven't had a problem with my charger in the about 2 years I've had it until yesterday. It started deciding when it wanted to charge? I had it plugged in and it said not charging? Then overnight it just gave out.. during finals week.. I'm happy with the life expectancy I go out of it, however I am very very careful with my technology, meaning it is always kept safe, clean, and never touched by anyone other than myself. This has led me to keep apple products much much longer than normal users, so to me 2 years of just being plugged in at my desk isn't very good. The price is absolutely outrageous too. I have the 3 year apple care protection plan that I haven't used once, so today when I'm at my appointment I certainly hope they will replace it, if not they will certainly have one unhappy customer on there hands.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better power cord but still needs improvement

    • Written by Glese V from Silverthorne

    The newer Apple power adapter is better than the old style. With the reinforced "L" connection at the magnetic port on my MacPro, the cord lasted a bit longer than the old style ones that frequently frayed near attachment to the computer. BUT my power adapter cord just gave out by fraying at the other end near the power adapter bo, though it did last a year and a half. How about some reinforcement next time there, too?? I HATE paying $79 for a new cord - they should last longer, Apple!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Counting down the days..

    • Written by Lisa A from exeter

    When I have to replace this thing. The wires are now exposed and after less then a year of use. For something that's almost £70 I'd expect it to have a longer lifespan.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Tip Not Sturdy

    • Written by Perry E from Denver

    The MagSafe adapter for my 13 inch MacBook Pro (model 8,1, purchased 2011) lasted about 18 months before the rectangular metal ring at tip of cord came loose. Glued it but glue messed up the pins. Apple needs to fortify the tip better if it has not updated these adapters recently.

    4 of 5 people found this useful