• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    1 year 8 months since I bought my Macbook, just bought my fourth charger today. And I paid 125 USD in Moscow for this!!! Don't know what to say really.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely rubbish

    I've been using Windows based laptops all my life and not once have I ever had a problem with a charger breaking. I've had my first ever Macbook pro for 3 weeks and it's dead already. Considering this is a generic charger that covers so many of their products, it's practically embarrassing that they got it so wrong and even worse won't admit it. Pathetic.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possible short

    My magsafe adapter is charred! Not only is it charred where it connected with the power strip is charred, not only is that connection charred, but so is my Golden Key charm, but luckily not the wrist it was attached too! I am not sure if it was the adapter or the outlet that went bad, but a spark shot out and scorched my charm (enough that the edges melted). I must admit, I am concerned about purchasing another power cord when this one was possibly at fault...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    Always breaks. Simple as that - Apple needs to sort it out

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible reliability

    Right now I have 3 laptops. One of them is about 10 years old, the other is about 3 years old, and my apple macbook pro which is 9 months old. The 10 year old laptop is still using it's original power adapter, which has had no problems. The Three year old laptop is still using it's original power adapter, which has had no problems. The mac? I'm now on my 3rd power adapter in the 9 months that I've owned it. Needless to say I'm pretty unhappy about the reliability, especially since these things are so bloody expensive.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Make

    I can't believe the lack of durability of this power cord. I am on my second cord in less than five years, and I like to think I take care of my things. Really Apple, for that price it could be made stronger. I think this will be my first and last MacBook.
    Thanks for the head trip Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 years

    I've had my macbook for two years now, and recently the Magsafe Power adapter has started to break down. It still works sometimes , but the cable has to be at a certain angle for it to actually charge the computer. It can be very annoying when you leave your computer to charge and come back to find it wasn't "engaged" properly and your battery is still flat. I don't expect the cord to last much longer so I will have to replace it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to go Buy a new Charger !

    My charger for my 13inch macbook pro just broke.I cant really afford this right now but i have to get it for my laptop because my laptop is very important to me and I love apple product and i LOVE my macbook but the Charger design is just stupid.I understand they wanted to have something different but it just doesn't work in the long run! Right now the ecomnic is bad and money is tight i don't have 80$ to buy a new charger every time it brakes. Apple your products are Very good but please change the Charger!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    6th?

    Through the years I've owned multiple apple products and have been satisfied with everything but this. When I had my original charger, it would over heat. Over a year ago I had gotten a puppy - who chewed my $80 MagSafe power cord.. Since then I have been purchasing my cords from a seller on amazon, and have come to find that their products are refurbished, and just as well - trash. My 5th charger is now shot, and I'm debating which to purchase, the yucky cheap one, or take a chance with the expencive official apple product that as well has bad reviews.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish.

    Terrible!!!! Lasted 3 months. It better be under warrantee. I just bought my Macbook Pro at the towards the end of Oct. 2011, and I bought Apple care so I'm expecting this to be covered. I am new to Mac, and instantly fell in love with OS X. But the hardware is garbage. My screen hinge broke within the first month and a half, took a week to get it fixed, now this. Just another inconvenience.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    do i have to give it any stars? This "L" shaped head just stopped working.

    The connector as a design idea was a good goal, but in practice, it fails the customer.
    By the low stars, other had the same problem.

    I had been using the laptop at my desk for 14 months since buying it.
    The Apple store would not exchange even though in perfect shape.
    Honestly, I really hate asking for the 'favor' exchange as I have been using Macintosh since early 1980s.

    There should be a 'short-life' accessory credit; as I think it cost maybe as much as $5 to get here from overseas and retail for $80.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a terrible product

    My original charger stopped working before I even hit a year of having my MacBook. Seeing that the price is $80 I bought one from amazon which lasted 3 weeks. Sweet! So now I have to buy another charger. I'm a poor college student, not a millionaire. I love my MacBook but geez .. get it together when it comes to the charger for the sake of your customers.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    I'm not nearly as impressed with this power adapter as I am with other Apple products. My first adapter stopped working while my MacBook was under warranty. The replacement is less than a year old and the cord is frayed at the magnet. It seems that no matter how the magnetic terminal is oriented the cord still takes an almost ninety degree turn, hence the insulation breaking. They need to work on this component.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple quality expectations

    Mine has just failed after just 18 months of owning my Macbook pro. This is the only disappointment I have had with it, and have to say it is a shame. I have had a Dell power supply for 8 years and it still works fine!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    This product is very disappointing due to it's very poor build quality. I have had 4 chargers in 3 years and have been very disappointed with their durability. Advice received from Apple...'try to leave it plugged in at one place and do not extend the cord'...If I had wanted a desktop I would have bought one!

    This is a poor product, my next charger will not be from Apple.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage!!!!

    This is the only part of a MAC that is garbage! The rest of the machine functions beautifully. I wish Apple would do their wonderful computers justice by designing an equally wonderful power supply. But no they don't, they are ok with this garbage power supply that is over priced. Anyone who has had a MAC for over a year is very aware of this problem. Apple you should be ashamed of this horrible product that you force us to buy. Disgusting!!!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    never charges!

    I've had 3 of these sporadically stop charging and then completely give up within the last 2 years. I take decent care of them, too. I never wind the cord up tightly, I dont have rolling chairs to run them over (as the applecare genius suggested), and don't have pets.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Poor

    Love my MacBook but must be on the 5th or 6th power adapter now? Such a poor design!!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Well I work in the entertainment industry and I'm still using my Macbook Pro Core Duo from 2005. I'm not sure if the quality of the adapter has since changed, but after using it day in and out since purchased, it finally went out. I have never once used the 2 prong plug, which is why I think it has lasted so long. Always use the long cord with the 3 prongs, it's grounded. I still think its overpriced, but I'm forced to purchase one because my old Macbook Pro is still kicking. Just took some upgrades and some tender love and care, but I have definitely gotten my money's worth.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    It has not even been 1 year yet and the power cord just stopped functioning. Purchased a brand new MAC with all bells and whistles ($1k plus!!) and now have to spend an additional $80 to replace a fairly new part. Based on all reviews here, I take it I may have to spend $80 every year or so?? Not good business for consumer who spends a great deal of money up front.

    17 of 17 people found this useful