• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design - might need rework

    • Written by Anonymous A from 3272

    I bought a replacement 60W MagSafe Power Adapter for my MacBook 13" Black. When I got home and tested it, the adapter worked fine. However, when I needed to use it because I had left my original adapter at work, it would not power up. I have since contacted the Apple Store where I purchased the adapter and I am waiting for a refund or replacement.

    Also if you have a cover on your MacBook, you might have to remove it to ensure the adapter gets a secure fit with the magnet connector.

    I hope Apple has not begun to descend slowly to the level of mediocrity.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sheila D from camrose

    I had to replace my old style power cord for my 13 in MacBook as mine got damaged. I received my new style magsafe adapter and noticed that it was not charging. I finally got it to work once out of several attempts to connect. I have since discovered that every time you disconnect it from the wall outlet or from the computer itself you have to remove and replace the battery just to get it to work. This is a major inconvenience and there seems to be no alternatives. I will see if I can get my old adapter repaired. I am disappointed that a product that I give such high praise to would have such a faulty important element with no known solution or replacement.

    271 of 283 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous A from 6351

    My 10-month-old broke three of these in two weeks. less than 10 seconds of him sucking on the magsafe end is all it takes. Replacing this cheap peace of plastic is surprisingly expensive. It´s actually horribly expensive.

    24 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usual Great Mac Design, Terrible Mac Construction

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6345

    Today I had to go and shell out another $80 for the third power cord I've had for my MacBook in under three years. This is completely unacceptable. It's like Apple has spent every dollar it has on coming up with stunning and sophisticated design and then hired community college dropouts to actually construct its products. Its batteries die faster than other computers; the cheap plastic surface of the laptops crack and chip easily; the motherboards don't seem to last longer than 24 months; and once again the power cord has become frayed (through completely normal use) right at the end where the thin cord attaches to the power block.

    I love the Mac user experience, but for what I pay versus what a PC costs, I should get a computer (and accessories!!!) that can withstand normal use. This is now $160 I've had to invest beyond the initial overpriced laptop in the first place. At this rate, I'm switching back to a PC once my MacBook finally dies.

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Liane T from Ottawa

    After my second T-shaped cable frayed and stopped working (I think that's a problem in itself), I ordered this L-shape. Like another reviewer said, it didn't work right out of the box. Fortunately that reviewer mentioned removing the battery, which I did, and for some reason now it's working, but the same reviewer said he's had to remove the battery repeatedly since to get the charger working again. None of the troubleshooting advice on the site is of any help. For $80 plus tax, this is a huge disappointment. Apple, I've been your number one fan since I was about 9 years old. Please don't force me to the dark side with shoddy design problems like this!!!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my Macbook

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6055

    I bought a new MagSafe adapter because my cat chewed the cord of my old one and it stops working sporadically. Unfortunately when I got home with the product I found out it didn't even work with my computer. When I went to get my money back the employee there told me that he had never seen the new plugs work with an older Macbook. Luckily I was able to get a refund. Fix your products Apple!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tristin G from Issaquah

    As an average American I have cords for everything I own. I'll admit, I don't wrap them up after every single use, but have never had problems until I purchased my macbook.

    Now, I'm going on the third cord in a year and a half. It's just very weak, it frays and breaks for no apparent reason. If I would have known I was going to have to pay $80.00 each time this thing breaks (of which I just bought one 2 months ago) I would have never bought this computer!!!!

    The apple store keeps telling me it's my fault, but I beg to differ. They should make their products better. I am furious that I have had some of my electronic cords for more than 7 years without any problems, and only 1.5 years into owning an apple product I am purchasing my third cord! This is infuriating, and I urge you to not buy an apple laptop until they have resolved this weak cord issues.

    THEY OBVIOUSLY AREN'T LISTENING TO WHAT THEIR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY, so why support a company that doesn't care about their customers???!!!????!!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely frail cables!

    • Written by Anonymous A from 7448

    Apple is renowned for its great quality and innovative products. Unfortunately I can't same the same for their cables. Most of my friends as I have Mac Books and ALL OF our cables have frayed, sparked and eventually stopped working. I'm going to my second cable today and I'll probably be back in a few months to complain about the poor quality of the product. It's just ridiculously cheaply made and WEAK!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A lemon of an Apple

    • Written by Anonymous A from 3127

    The "L" shaped power adapter is one of the worst products I've ever had the displeasure of paying $80 for. Out of the box, it didn't work. I followed some instructions I found about removing the battery, and it worked.

    However, after a while of using the computer without the charger, it stopped working again. I had to take the battery out AGAIN to charge my computer. This is not my idea of something that "just works." I'd recommend buying a third-party charger, but it looks like Apple owners don't have a choice.

    My "T" shaped charger that shipped with the computer worked just fine until the cord frayed (as happens with years of use).

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken and burns

    • Written by anthony W from middlesbrough

    I bought this charger probably about 2 or 3 months ago to replace my old one which was the last version the white T shaped one which worked fine without problem until then and was about 3 years old.
    The past week or 2 it has slowly started to stop working properly going off when I move it the tinniest amount and then takes a while to get back working again, this is what happened to my old charger before it broke. Now today I felt the head of the charger and the temperature was ridiculous I physically cant hold it in my hand for longer than 4 seconds without being burned! Im worried that it may set on fire if it keeps getting worse. Im going to get in contact with apple to see if they can replace it or something for me. Iv noticed im not the only one as somebody else has posted the same thing as me.

    696 of 781 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Cable Quality - Fire Hazard

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4992

    The structural quality of this cable is inadequate for prolonged, but normal, use. The stresses the cable incurs near the MagSafe connector and the in-line voltage converter broke the inner insulator separating the two power lines, causing them to short. This burnt the plastic at the mating between the MagSafe connector and cord, and could have eventually caused serious damage if I hadn't noticed it.

    I'd consider this cable passable for desk use, but you should definitely be aware of the stresses you're putting on it.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet more innovation from Apple

    • Written by Tom W from St Albans

    Apple have done it again! The "L" shaped adaptor heads mean that you can have the wires running away from you rather than out from the side.

    They also look much better than the "T" shaped adaptor heads due to the aluminium finish.

    Would very much recommend if you need a new charger!

    14 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by Jennifer S from Adams

    i purchased this charger a few months ago to replace the original one. The only problem I had with the original was my puppy chewed through it. This charge constantly feels hot, and now no longer charges. I have only had this for a few months and I am extremely disappointed.

    81 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    • Written by Shayla M from Ancaster

    I used the old version for two years and because I wasn't very careful with it the edges started fraying. I shelled out the 80 dollars for this new version only to have it stop working after only 2 1/2 months! I was extremely careful with it, but for no reason at all the cord will turn off and on. It also gets very hot, so I am thinking that it might be overheating. I am livid. I want the old cord back.

    106 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Um...just doesn't work.

    • Written by Kanika B from Atlanta

    I bought this adapter because the original one that came with my 13-inch Macbook was beginning to stop working. However, this one doesn't really work at all. I took off the case (yes, most cases that people for this Macbook have plastic divisions that interfere with this new design)...but it still did not work consistently. It connected when I first attached it to my Macbook but wasn't actually charging the battery. But then it stopped working altogether. I am using my on-again-off-again old adapter until I can get another one. I use my Macbook CONSTANTLY and NEED a reliable adapter. This is quite frustrating!

    321 of 328 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4464

    I have the very first generation Macbook, I think I got it in February of 2007 and the original charger worked fine for awhile. Eventually the tip frayed and went out. So that had a 1 1/2 year life span, along with that replacement. Same thing happened and still lasted about two years. So two chargers in 3 years and 4 months. These new chargers for some unforeseen circumstances snapped in half between the brick and the magsafe tip. My first two lasted 3 years my other two lasted a month. Three replacements in a month. Unless you take some precautions I would purchase the old style through a separate vendor.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no thanks

    • Written by Briannah B from Freeport

    I'm about to buy my THIRD power adapter since buying my laptop in 2008. This is a horrible product and really needs to be re-structured, or at least lower the price. I'd expect this for $30-40, but $80? I'm a full time student, I can't afford to keep replacing this.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    brand new and won't work without removing the battery

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6437

    I just bought the new 60w magsafe power adaptor for my early 2008 white macbook. When I first plugged it in i through it didn't work at all as the light did not go on and it was obviously not charging. I tried moving it into every plug in my house - nothing.

    Then I read that it would work if you shut down your computer and take out the battery. I did this and it initially worked, but as soon as I moved it to another plug it stopped charging.

    I cannot shut it down, take out the battery and turn it on everytime I want to change to a different plug in my house. I have an appointment at the genius bar so hopefully it is just a faulty cord and not an incompatibility with my computer.

    Hopefully they can give me a new cord and everything will be fine but I am very unimpressed.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous A from 3501

    The first one never worked so I took it back to the store and got another one. The second one lasted 5 days before it stopped working. Going back to see if I get strike three...

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe as the product name means

    • Written by Kevin L from Kluang

    I trip on my wire last night, viola, the wire just pop up without even moving my MacBook Pro 13", even the MagSafe adapter stay in place, everything from my MacBook Pro 13", the power connector head and the MagSafe adapter is beautifully preserved. Well done Apple!

    6 of 20 people found this useful