• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter

    Got this adapter with my Late 2008 Macbook. It's keeping my MacBook alive for over 40 months now. Lately ,since about 1-2 weeks now, it sometimes won't connect properly with the MacBook. I just pull it out and back in and it works. Besides that awsome adapter.

    2 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power adapter ever!!!!!

    I have owned my macbook for two years now. I am now shopping for a fourth power cord in a two year time frame. Apple needs to improve this product. Its nice to see that you've built a reliable laptop but without battery charge whats the use?

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Dissapointing

    I use my MacBook Pro for everything, but the fact that i take it to school everyday can't be the reason why my adapter is almost shredded to pieces in almost one and a half year.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am now on my third charger in 1 and a half years. They burn out quickly and suddenly without warning cease to function. You fiddle with the cables thinking if you hold it up high or coiled in a certain way it will suddenly fix itself. This does not happen. Simply the mac adapter’s are sub-standard and apple know of this too well but do nothing about it. Instead the price for new ones has remained at £50 despite all the complaints. This has put me off buying a macbook again and simply will be going back to windows for my next computer in the coming year. For now I have to fork out more money to get a charger which will probably last until the summer.

    89 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terribly disappointed in Apple

    I haven't had my Mac book long, maybe just under a year and already the charger is broken, the magnetic connector is loose & spins all the way around, it also gets awfully hot.

    Seeing reviews here I am now wondering if I should bother continuing with a Mac at all, the chargers are pricy and I certainly cannot afford to keep replacing them if this is going to be a regular occurrence.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst than the last one

    worst than the older magsafe

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I had had to replace this bs 4 times within a span of less than 2 years... it just stopped working out of nowhere.. The last time I replaced it was roughly 1ish month ago and now it had stopped working.. ... WTHELL APPLE?!?!?!?!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought Apple stood by their products?!

    Just like the others, my cord would work intermittently at first, depending on how much I jiggle the cord, now it doesn't work at all and I haven't even had my laptop a year :(
    I love my Macbook but I'm really disappointed that Apple is not addressing this HUGE issue! I'll think twice before recommending their products anymore

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    I have had my MacBook Pro for 18 months and I am about to purchase my third power adapter. The design of the power cord is significantly flawed as the magnetic part detaches from the rest of the cord. I do not place stress on my power cord, it doesn't get thrown into bags, I don't spin in circles while holding my computer, or even have it in a place where stress is placed on the cord, yet they continue to break. Beware.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought my Macbook Pro about a year ago, and I love it to bits.
    My charger, on the other hand, keeps playing up, the LED light flicking on and off.
    Had it replaced, and now its doing the same after 3 months.
    Never dropped the charger, no spills, not happy.
    Apple needs to look at this, can't afford this routine!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Evidently Flawed

    Having owned my MacBook for coming on 2 years with no problems at all with the power adapter, I was glad I'd forked out the extra pounds on an Apple product. However, in the past two weeks, I've had 2 power adaptors fail on me. Reading the reviews, and experiencing it myself, it seems quite clear to me that there is a serious design flaw with the power adapters. What's worse is that they expect us to pay £50 for an evidently substandard product, with no alternative for the consumer. Now I'm going to have to spend another £10 in petrol travelling to and from the Apple store for the third time in two weeks. That's £80 plus 3 lost mornings of work. I hope this problem is fixed as soon as possible. I cannot afford such frequent journeys to get a replacement. Please, Apple, maintain my loyalty.

    72 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 13 months

    I was kind of shocked that there are so many bad reviews but like most my power adapter failed after barely one year. The problem ca from the cord/connector where a wire must be broken/loose.
    At $80 a piece, this is surely an expensive piece of junk.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Do Something!

    I bought this adapter to keep at home so I wouldn't have to take the one at work home every night. I bought it for $79, but thought the convenience would be worth it. However, when I took it out of the box and plugged it in, it did nothing. I thought perhaps I was doing something wrong, or the outlet was bad, but after trying everything, I went to some troubleshooting blogs. I found that this is a common problem with older Macs that came with the T style adapter.

    The general recommendation I got from the blogs was to take the battery out, and put it back in. It worked! In the last two days of using it, sometimes I have to do it, sometimes I don't, but after paying $80 dollars for something what a pain! There is nothing wrong with my computer, and I'm not getting a new one anytime soon. Since Apple isn't making the old one any more, shouldn't they address this problem? Is anyone at Apple listening out there?!! I would give this product zero stars, but it wasn't an option.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Must be replaced every 9 months. You don't just have to pay the Apple Tax when you buy your computer, but to continue to use it too! Never buying a Mac again!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality but awful in Longevity

    So I purchased a mac book pro a while ago. The charger was getting a bit old looking like it was about to rip off, so I had it replaced under the first year warranty. Having it replaced, of course it was fine, but after the warranty was over. Not even a year after the replacement. The charger no longer works properly. It's not a problem with the outlet for the area where it's connected to the pro, but the cord it self. It's still possible to charge after moving the middle of the card back and forth for a good 20 minutes, but other then that...it's a non working charger. So, I don't know how I would feel about purchasing a whole other charger for full price.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second in 3 years - shocking failure rate on this product

    So when you read every review on this product you can see it's a consistently poor performer, I'd just like to add to the list.

    Now reading the others it seems like 2 in 3 years is a great rate compared to others, but in reality a charger going once in 3 years is very poor for a brand such as Apple never mind 2 in 3 years.

    I'd say avoid this product but what other options did I have at the time?? The original blew so had to buy another which blew and now the last one has gone.

    Again, avoid ... But I assume the only other option is to sit with a blank screen MacBook.

    Apple, you really need to do something here, your standards here are appalling. I'm actually angry that I had to give it one star, it doesn't deserve that.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sad magsafe is sad

    i just had to get a replacement for my 13" macbook pro, which is not even one year old. the cord never leaves my living room, so it's not like i have been abusing the product, but it started having trouble connecting and finally died for good yesterday. fortunately it is still a free replacement under warranty, but i suspect it will happen again. at $80 a pop, that's not good. looks like there are lots of people with the same problem.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough!

    I own a MacBook Pro from mid 2009 and resently replaced the power adaptor. After 1 1/2 month it stopped working. This is simply not good enough Apple.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power Adapter ever.

    Apple really needs to step up and provide a better power adapter than this model. I've had 2 break on me in just under a year from the cord bending till it no longer works. A close friend had also had similar problems with his, and has replaced his twice now as well. I have never had power adapter problems with past laptops (Non-Apple), and this product is not "innovation".

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take Care of It

    I have owned Macs up the wazoo. I have never had an adapter, of any of the many variations die on me. If yours dies it is probably your fault. The adapters cannot overcome the laws of physics. Most people treat these like they are made of iron. Sharp bends, pressure on joints, cable being pulled because it is passing underneath the laptop and it sits there for hours... etc etc etc. Take care of it. Use the brackets to wrap it and always make sure that cord is loose at all connecting points. It will not die on you. Magsafe has saved my laptop so many times... just that is worth the money.

    12 of 66 people found this useful