• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    love apple ... hate new charger

    • Written by Anonymous A from 5107

    not the exceptional usability we have come to love from Apple ... doesn't bend well and harder to find ... must line it up ... the old one anywhere near it in it went ... rethink it and bring back the old one

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lasts 1 year

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4552

    I need the 3rd charger for my 2 year old macbook. I have had macbooks since 2003 and have to buy a new charger every year. As most of you know it breaks at the end next to the connection to the mac. Took it to Apple once and was told that I was bending it too much. Well my use is very normal, it bends because it is flexible. I have to go and buy a new one now for myself and my son (we have been sharing the cord between our two macbooks since the other one broke) but this will be the last time. I am not buying another macbook.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple, sort your life out.

    • Written by Susan B from Barnstaple

    Dear Apple, I have had this charger for a whopping total of 23 hours. The time it actually worked was less than half of this. Yes, that's right. I managed to use this charger ONCE. I try to use it again, and it does not work, therefore not performing it's Primary function, which is to CHARGE a MacBook. Now, have I just paid 50 pounds for a charger? Or something that is identical to charger in looks, but performs about as well as the equivalent size and weight in fecal matter. Actually I think the feces would do a better Job. So, basically what I'm trying to say, Apple, is that I spend 600+ pounds on a Laptop (in which one of it's accessories/necessities cannot be replaced) and you can't even make a reasonably priced charger that actually works, as a replacement. I suggest you make a charger that actually works, in future, and definitely one that supports older generations of MacBook, else someone at Apple will be receiving a Stone Cold Stunner, (I'm not gonna say who, or when for that matter) from Yours Truly. Thank You and Goodnight.

    56 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this charger

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4393

    It stopped working the second day I bought it. I had to come to the Review to see what kind of problems people have and their solutions so I can maybe get mine working again. It worked after I tried taking out the battery and putting it back in. I was very upset to see it break after just a day of usage and trying to figure out what happened to this faulty charger. It is kind of a relieve to know that I can always make it work by removing the battery.

    Aside from the frustration of its functionality, I like that it comes with an extension cord. Apple should make all their products free of defect.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It may work with MacBook but...

    • Written by Anonymous A from 5020

    Whenever we plug it in we have to shutdown the computer, remove and replace the battery, then reboot in order for the computer to recognize it. I have tried resetting PRAM and NVRAM to no avail. I keep hoping for some sort of software update but I guess once Apple moves on they've moved on. If that's the case, they need to remove the bit about it being compatible with the MacBook because, unless you get lucky, it simply isn't.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe woes

    • Written by A. N from Edinburgh

    I bought a L-shape Magsafe adaptor in March 2010 to replace my second burned-out T-shape adaptor and guess what, it dies in September 2010 - 6 months lifetime! OK the first was replaced under the warranty covering my MacBook but the third L-shaped one is only covered by a 90 DAY WARRANTY, so beware. I was told by Apple Support that it may be a fault with my MacBook and to have it checked out but having read other reviews it seems that there is a problem with the quality of the adapter, The guy at support agreed it was ridiculous that these adapters are only supplied with such a limited 90 day warranty but I am still left having to buy another. At this rate, it could cost around about £90 a year for adapters!

    68 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 1 year

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4893


    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It not nearly as good as the old one.

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4887

    1. It tangles way too easily, unlike the old one.
    2. you have to wiggle it to get i in properly.
    3. The end is a terrible shape, completely impractical.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4128

    Same problem as everyone else - wouldn't fit with my speck case on my laptop - and once I finally removed my laptop cover, the adapter stopped working after 1 time of charging! Major bummer!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor compatibility

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4622

    This is a terrible design! Apple claims it is compatible with the old-style adapters, but it is not! I have been through three new adapters and they all have the same problem: about 50% of the time, it will not recognize that you have plugged your computer in. The only solution is to shut down and power on with the battery removed, reinstalling the battery after it is up and running. Very annoying!

    Please, come up with a fix for this Apple!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mark M from MORPETH

    Lasted just over a year before dying.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't charge my macbook

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6295

    Bring back the t-connector and throw away the L connector. It is more secure and worked like a champ.

    Has Apple become too big to care about their costumers?

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    less safe design

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4330

    A major design point of the original MagSafe is that if you accidentally yanked on the cable it disconnected rather than drag your computer off your desk (or wherever). The latest design, which lies flat against the laptop, is much more likely not to disconnect, if the cable is yanked mostly parallel with the edge it's plugged into. This is a serious defect in the new design. The new design may look nicer, but it's significantly less Safe.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This power cord should be recalled

    • Written by Anonymous A from 3193

    Yes, looks slim and nice. However, it does not charge my Macbook!! Old power cord worked much much MUCH BETTER!! Folks who have old macbooks must not buy this power cord and look for old ones! Once you have the problem of charging, you have to take the battery out and put it back. Does it sound stupid? Yes! This is how the new power cord is, and you will lose $80.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of EXPOSED WIRE!

    • Written by Anonymous A from 5571

    I've had my MacBook for 4 years and am on my 3rd power adapter because of exposed wire. The first time the wire was exposed near the base that plugs into the wall. My 2nd one had exposed wire near the magnetized part that attached to the computer. Since Apple's warranty is only for a year, I have to shell out $79 every two years. Every other apple product I own (ipod, shuffle, wireless internet router) have been great. This is the one exception. MAKE A BETTER PRODUCT!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jasmine B

    I have went through 3 chargers breaking on me with the old charger for the Macbook Pro. In desperation I went looking for ANOTHER charger because of the third charger breaking.
    I came upon this charger and was really excited to see how much they have improved their product. This charger feels very different from the old one and it is well worth the extra $20 to $30 difference.
    The charger is sleek and very sturdy. The peice that connects to the computer is made VERY VERY well and when plugged into the computer stays in place when bumped and fits nicely to the side of the computer unlike the old charger that stuck straight out.
    If your iffy about buying this product ... DONT BE ... I garuntee you will LOVE THIS CHARGER.

    1 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! I've had 2 of these & both have failed

    • Written by Anonymous A from 3716

    I'm not certain why this is so difficult to build a quality notebook charge adapter that is dependable & reliable. I'm going back to the store asking for a resolution. My MacBook Pro works well, but I cannot understand why I keep having a power adapter issue...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO STARS--this product is defective

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4070

    I'm a longtime Apple fan. I can't say enough good things about their computers.

    However, I ordered 2 of the new adapters. Neither of them work. I use my laptop for work--and am obliged right now to stop every few hours when the adapter light goes out because it has stopped working. I have to stop writing, power down the computer, remove the battery, etc., in order to get the adapter working again. Extremely irritating for those whose work requires intense, uninterrupted focus.

    I would expect this sort of performance from HP or Dell, but NOT Apple. This is unacceptable--Steve Jobs, help! And I see I can no longer order the old adapter, which worked beautifully.

    I'm using a 2009 17" MacBook Pro. Can't you support a year-old computer, Apple?

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous A from 6243

    I bought my Macbook Pro in the first week of August this year. My power adapter sometimes does not work at all. It makes me frustrated and upset. The new adapter is too expensive. OMG!!! I found that there are many people who have the same problem with me.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure to charge; same problems as everyone else

    • Written by Anonymous A from 5962

    When I broke the cord of the adapter that shipped with my MacBook in late 2007, I bought this MagSafe replacement at my local Apple Store. My purchase worked for a few hours, then the LED light stopped illuminating and the computer stopped charging. I hauled myself back to the Apple Store, bought another one, and had the same problem.

    The adapter started working again only when my battery was completely drained (which I assume has an effect equivalent to the battery-pull fix described by other users). I've had to let the battery run to empty three times in the span of the last several days.

    Most frustrating of all, perhaps, is that when I called AppleCare (thinking that the problem was with my MacBook), the rep didn't mention that the new MagSafes were faulty; she assumed, as did I, that the problem was with my MacBook's port. Luckily I found these reviews before I mailed it in for service. Suffice it to say, Apple should at least make its own people aware of the problem.

    19 of 20 people found this useful