• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails very quickly

    First one last four years. The second only one year.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter, except bad power block design

    I am about to order my sixth power adapter for a late 2008 macbook aluminum. The magsafe idea is great: if you trip over it, it doesn't pull your computer to the floor. they don't last, though. i am writing this on a slowly dying computer with no way to charge it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Four chargers in three years

    If I could honestly rate this at zero stars, I would. I purchased my MacBook back in July of 2010, and had my first charger replaced in December because it started getting really hot, and then frayed and wouldn't charge. I then had it replaced again in October 2011 because of the same thing. I'm about to experience the same problem (we've gotten through a year and a half this time, yippee), and my AppleCare expires in July. Four chargers in three years? Apple, this is despicable. It's worthless to even write these reviews, as they've been coming in and out since 2009, and very few reviews are favorable. Please do something about your chargers. Thankfully my AppleCare was three years, or I would be very upset having to shell out $80 every year for a new charger.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I've been using my Mac since 2009 and the Adaptor it came with lasted for 3 years now. This was the old design Magsafe Adaptor. I then purchased another Adaptor, and it died in 3 months!!!
    This will be my 3rd Power Adaptor now.
    Seriously Apple? What's wrong with these adaptors?
    You definitely need to redesign them.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac adaptors are the worst - are you paying attention Apple?

    While I realize that it results in $ for Apple I'm getting really tired of shelling out $ for power adapters. My MacBook Pro is I think 5 years old and we just had adapter #3 go bad. Ridiculously low quality for the price of the adaptor and well I just think it doesn't meet normal Apple quality that I expect when I buy Apple products.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding me?

    Apple, I LOVE your computers! So easy to use and just an all around great computer. But when it comes to ALL of your chargers... 80 DOLLARS!??! I've had my charger for about 11 months now, and I've cared for it greatly. NEVER have dropped it or sheared it or anything. But now both ends of the charger are completely frayed off. I don't have 80 dollars to keep spending on your charger that just doesn't last. This is a top of the line 1,200 dollar computer I mean COME ON make a decent charger. I'm not even going to go into how many of your iPhone chargers I've had to replace... Wake up Apple, your losing customers!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burning hatred

    I've had two of these give up on me in a matter of months. With both my wife and I using a MacBook on a regular basis, $160 is an awful lot of money to fork out for something that's probably going to break again pretty quickly.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Charger

    I love my Macbook Pro but the charger doesn't last long. I have had my laptop for a year and a half and the charger has already "sliced". I love that it is magnetic, but if you charge your laptop with the wire going straight down toward the key board it turns a brownish color from the heat coming from the usb ports, which can cause issues. If you have it going in the opposite direction it curves toward the left causing wear, which causes it to "slice" over time.
    These chargers are expensive to replace.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can we have negative markings please?

    Apple - you don't need yet another review to tell you how awful your adapter is. Neither do customers. But maybe, just maybe, if our numbers continue to swell, you will listen. Besides ripping us off, you are also contributing exceptionally well to the world's environmental problem. And many of this electronic waste heads to developing countries. Even better! (Sarcasm intentional).
    I am onto to my 7th adapter now for a Macbook Pro 13 inch that I bought in mid-2010. Since I cannot afford to buy another laptop, I am going to stick with Apple. Which means I will replace the 5th charger that has come apart (frayed wires, I lost one at an airport). Guess what? This means I can't afford to buy your iPad. I keep setting money aside for your adapters. You are losing customers in more ways than one.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suggestion for improvement

    I don't know if anyone from Apple reads these reviews but in case anyone does, it would be much less expensive to replace just the cord and connector rather than having to replace the adapter every time. Rather than making the connection on the power side, which probably never breaks, make it on the computer side of the adapter, and just sell that cord and magnetic connector separately. That way the replacement cost would be much less and people wouldn't be so upset about having to buy a new one so often. For the record, I'm on my second one this year and it's only June.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 frayed adapters

    This product is absolute garbage. Can we get a class action or something? I have gone thru THREE adapters. ALL of them have frayed just below the sleeve and magnet. I took the chord to the Apple Store in Greensboro, NC and the manager looked at me with a straight face and said that three frayed chords is MY problem because, according to the "genius," I didn't wrap the chord properly when not in use. I told him about the numerous complaints on apple.com and he said customers complain about everything. To be fair I have Apple Care so they have replaced the chord each time (last time I had to mail it in because the manager refused to replace the chord). Shame on Apple!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my first and last apple computer! I've had to buy 3 chargers!

    I will never spend money on another Apple laptop or computer in my life. The chargers are worthless and only last 1 year! I'm tired of apple trying to take our money and not listening to what we have to say. I won't pay the $80 for a charger that's junk.

    I received my apple laptop for college 4 years ago and this is my third charger... what the does that say? The quality is worthless... don't buy this!

    Apple shame on you! You lost a customer.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest cashcow ever

    I've had my Macbook for a little under 4 years and I'm on my 7th adaptor (4th L-shaped one) and will soon be purchasing my 8th. I only bought this 7th adaptor a few months ago and for the last month, it worked intermittently and now it's stopped working entirely.

    I share the same frustrations and disappointments of all the other negative reviewers on here (read: I am furious) but Apple knows that its customers will continue to buy their shoddy products, and therefore, they know they don't really need to change anything.

    I really like my Macbook but $80 twice a year is quite a big investment for a product that depreciates as much as it does.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous, expensive Unsafe Adaptor

    Today finally my 3rd Adaptor broke down. I t started melting at the cable 5 weeks after I bought it, as did my others. I don t live in a very hot climate or I am carless, but I have to use my Laptop for longer times. Now I find very concerning that this thing could lead to fires, so I will have to look for better ways to charge my Macbook.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely fine - don't know what all the other reviews are talking about!

    As far as I can tell, this is exactly the same power adapter as the one you receive in the box when you buy a MacBook Pro. I asked at the store for them to compare them for me and they confirmed that they are the same.

    I'm not sure why all of the negative reviews, I can only imagine that the reviewers bought the chargers for their laptops with the wrong wattage.

    The adapter comes with a year guarantee also.

    I'll report back in a couple of months with an updated review.

    12 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unacceptable

    Have had to replace the power cable twice in less than 2 years due to the faulty design where the wire attaches to the magnetic head. This is completely unacceptable given the price of the cables. Unless this gets fixed, will probably not purchase a Mac laptop in future.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable!

    I have been using macbook since 2006 and bought another macbook in 2010. I have bought a total of four magsafe adapters (one T shaped and three L shaped) during this period of time! And I have got one claimed under warranty. Almost an average of 1 per year! This is really ridiculous as the macbook lasts longer than the power adapter. Be prepared to waste more money if you wanna be a mac fan :-(

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An overpriced, poorly designed product

    Cables fray frequently, which forces expensive replacements.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    Worst charger of all time. I have had to buy 2 new ones already since I got my 15 inch MacBook Pro back in March of 2013. The laptop is great but the charger horrible. And it is way over priced for how terrible it is.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I feel cheated by Apple.

    WOW. After reading these reviews I have come to see that I am NOT losing my mind in thinking that my one-year-old macbook cord (bought with my computer) has already "bit the dust". I went Apple, after years of being strictly PC, because I thought Apple was a superior product. I'm honestly starting to rethink that. Lower the ridiculous $79 replacement for starters. If we have to be buying a new cord every year that's ridiculous. I have a five year-old HP whose power cord I have NEVER had to replace. Improve this Apple or you're going to turn away a lot of new customers. I know I'm already turned and now stuck with my $2000 investment!

    9 of 9 people found this useful