• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New and Better than the Old MagSafe

    • Written by Nico A from markham

    I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the better), it doesn't nearly get as hot as the old MagSafe did (incredibly this one stays very cool, even on extended periods of time, although that could be because it's new.) Lastly, the actual connector is pretty innovative, feels much sturdier and less prone to fire/breaking/separation issues. It also wraps around a better/more effective contour. All in all, for $79 compared to $99, and the benefits i've named, it's a much better buy than the previous MagSafe (still overpriced, apple)

    2504 of 4073 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY better than old design

    • Written by Claire L from Philadelphia

    i just purchased this product bc my old power adapter broke. this new design prevents the cord from bending right at the magnet, which is how my old charger broke. since the cord comes out of the magnet parallel to the computer side, and not perpendicular like the old one, it can't bend and cause the wires to fray over time... like it so far!

    1076 of 1895 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read This!

    • Written by Cathryn G from Houston

    I have a 2008 Macbook and lost my charger on a trip. I was reluctant to order this new one as it is not the exact type they used to provide and after reading the previous bad reviews, I was concerned.

    The first day, the charger worked but the second day, the light failed to eluminate and the laptop was not charging. Hence, my laptop died!

    I visited the Genius Bar at the Apple Store and was amazed to find out that the laptop battery in the older Macbook's needs to be reset/cycled to work with the new power adaptors.

    Apple is also coming out with a software patch that will address this issue.

    I wonder if all the previous poor reviews are because of this issue? Hmmm....

    To fix, simply remove the battery from the laptop and press the button for 10 seconds to reset it.

    Once back in the battery slot, plug the laptop into the new charger and it works!

    A GREAT tip for anyone wondering why this charger does not work with their 2009 and earlier Macbook. It is NOT the charger but the laptop. Voila!

    216 of 346 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple will REPLACE that!

    • Written by Amy R from Kittanning

    I was going to purchase a replacement for my frayed power cord, but the Apple Store sales person said that it was a covered item, and they replaced it for me for free. While I'm not happy that it frayed, the service is unparalleled! LOVE THEM!

    36 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolved my "Not Charging" issue.

    • Written by Kavita D from Fresh Meadows

    My initial MacBook Pro charger (which came with the Mac) was not even a year old, and already started to have issues with the MagSafe. It would constantly say that my battery was not charging -- even when it was plugged in!

    After much hesitation, I purchased this one and it works perfectly (so far). It resolved the "Not Charging" issue. Hopefully it won't fall apart as fast as my first charger that came with the Mac --- these are expensive!

    30 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Decline

    • Written by Aurora L from Richmond

    It seems evident from the reviews that there has been a definite decline in the quality of the chargers - almost every five star review (including mine) is of the original charger that came in the box that has since lasted years with no problems. It's no doubt a different product at this point, or just in general, from what is sold in stores at an outrageous price point. I still have the 60W MagSafe that came with my 2009 15-inch MacBook Pro and only recently started having an issue with cord tearing, and I'm pretty sure it was my fault. Chargers shouldn't have to be babied to last, and I doubt the folks giving one star reviews have been destroying their chargers. Point is, I'd trust the masses on this one, as the rest of us are talking about a product you won't be purchasing.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    8 Good Years

    • Written by Sherea J from Philadelphia

    I purchased my Macbook Pro in 2011. I've never had to replace the adaptor until today.
    Needless to say it's money well spent on a quality item.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    trooper

    • Written by Donaji W from Wichita Falls

    My charger has lasted me 7 years!!! ever since I first got my MacBook, its been a trooper and has gone with me everywhere! but now I must lay it down to rest because its time has come and its not charging anymore :(
    Ive been reading all these other reviews and have never had an issue with mine. Its worked great!

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hasn't broke since 2006

    • Written by Tay K from Singapore

    I own the original '06 MacBook Pro with the original MagSafe and till this day, I am still using that same power adaptor that came in the box and it is still working almost flawlessly except for cosmetic damages. I don't see how people can fray their cable unless it's a PowerBook barrel / yo-yo cable then I understand.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New improved version

    • Written by Fraser B from Auckland

    This new shape is much better for reducing the risk of damage to the cord, which bugs the older version. It is cheaper, and retains the innovation of the old one with the magnetic safety catch. It does charge the 15 and 17 inch models, but takes a long time to charge if you are doing memory intensive operations such as photoshop or gaming.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My adapters last for years

    • Written by Randall S from Sherman

    Makes me wonder what people are doing to their Magsafe adapters and cords. Really. I have had several MacBook Pros in last few years and never, ever had any problems with them, their attachments, or cords.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I didn't read these years ago.

    • Written by Dennis M from Sarasota

    My Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is SIX years old this month. There is a 1/2" crack in the wire cover now that exposes the internal wiring when I bend it at the location. Given the zillion hours of use and abuse, my opinion of this product is very good. With that said I am on my THIRD keyboard that does not make me happy overall.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    6 Years and no problems.

    • Written by Glenn G from Exmouth

    The other posts talk about all sorts of issues, I have had none, in any case I say it's a good product, a little expensive, but in Australia it's always expensive for these items, not sure why?

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by Jennifer N from Sale

    I love Apple products! Although the charger had recently stopped working on me, it's had a good 3 years without any problems. The breakage of my charger is probably my fault anyway for not storing or handling it very well.
    The only downside is the price of the charger! It's so expensive, but being an Apple product, I guess it's reasonable enough.
    All in all, I don't think I'll regret buying a new charger, as long as it doesn't break on me within the next couple years!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!

    • Written by Alexander H from Pennant Hills

    This is a great little charger. If you accidentally trip on it, it comes out and your laptop doesn't come crashing down with it!


    Very happy!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted me 6 years

    • Written by Amanda G from Macomb

    I bought my MacBook Pro in early 2011 and it lasted me 6 years. I bought one off amazon last spring and now its not working. I agree, $80 is RIDICULOUS but will purchase it because the original charger from Apple lasted me a long time. I hope the next one lasts me just as long.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm Surprised

    • Written by Dorothy B from Redlynch

    I have had my 13" Macbook Pro for 5 years and have only just started having troubles with the Power Adaptor this year. That includes having twins constantly pulling at it. I don't know what the bulk of you are doing with your chargers but I think you need to take more care. I'm annoyed that it has finally succumbed and I have to replace it but if I can get another 5 years for $129 or less then I am happy!

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger

    • Written by sanja K from MELBOURNE

    I have had my charger for over three years now and even though I have been rough with it I haven't had any issues.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by Sam S from Beechmont

    The MagSafe really is a feat of consumer electronics.
    this is cheap when you consider the thought that went into the product.
    The reason that my original one broke was human error.

    Love it.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works fine - please note all the other five star ratings.

    • Written by Robert J from SPRING HILL

    Have macbook pro 2009 - used the same power adapter without a problem and it goes into the briefcase every working day.
    Bought a spare so I don't have to transport the cord too - it looks better made.
    People with problems must be very tough on their gear!
    Attaches well and no heat etc.

    0 of 2 people found this useful