• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Dying

    We have three MacBooks in our home that are all less than two years old. Every power cord/charger has died a sudden and unexplained death at varying times.

    From what I read here, the problem is not limited to our Macs.

    These chargers are really, really, inadequate and fail too often.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook pro Charger

    i only use my charger when my mac is dead i don't even use it much I've had it roughly since march/april 2012 and its just decided to pack up on me don't know what to do can i take it to shop and get a free replacement ? or do i have to fork out 65 quid ?

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Problem

    I've had my MacBook for nearly 6 years. In that time I've gone through 4 power cords. Why? Because the cord keeps breaking at the base. I've tried using the sides that flip up to store it. I've tried placing a ball between the box and the cord when I wrap it so that the cord isn't bent too directly. Nothing works. Isn't the point of a laptop so that you can take it with you? Well that usually includes taking the power cord, but this is clearly an issue when I have gone through 4 of them in 6 years. I love my Mac, but I am exhausted with every 18 months buying a new power cord for $80 a pop.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes out

    It comes out way to loose then I got an "old" one (T-Shaped) way better. I think Apple should go back to something like the old one or one the one for the MacBook Pro with Renita.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is absolute junk. 90% of the time I plug my Macbook pro in, it says the battery isn't charging, so it's just running off the cable but not charging my battery. Seriously? WOW. what kind of charger does that? STUPID.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product! Lasts forever!

    Not sure what people do with their power cords, but I have had mine for 4 years before this newer version without a single problem. This new power cord is ever better and I haven't had a single issue within the past year or so, nor has anyone else in my family had an issue with their new power cords.
    Apple is always improving their products and this is proof of that. So I wouldn't say that you should go throw this off a cliff and expect it to be intact, but otherwise it WILL stand the test of time, not a couple months - unlike many reviewers have said on this page.

    10 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to Fix This...

    Off to buy my 3rd Power cord... This does NOT make me HAPPY!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had no problems with my macbook in 4 years. However, like lots of others on here, my 3rd charger has just broken only a few months outside of the warranty. Awful product.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This adapter is horrible. I have gone through 2 in the past 2 years of owning a Mac. One which lasted me only 6 months. What a huge disappointment. I love apple products and only own apple products (ipad, phone) but this is just sad. This issue needs to be fixed as there are obviously a lot of people who are having the same problem. It's a shame to spend so much money on an apple device and have the adapter malfunction. I can't even use my laptop now until I spend 80$ of my in-debt student money on a new charger. Apple you need to resolve this issue fast, at least provide a warranty.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 3 years.

    Junk. The first one shorted out and stopped charging my macbook pro. The second one melted close to where it connects to the laptop and almost started a fire.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but overpriced

    I have had my MacBook Pro 13" for over 3 years and the power adapter is just now starting to malfunction. Although I am disappointed with the price, mine did seem to last longer than a lot of the other reviews that I have read on here. I'm hoping that since it's been 3 years they've made improvements to it. But, I agree that Apple needs to lower the price!!!! I was shocked when I saw how much it costs to replace it.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power cord ever.

    I've had my mac for about 2 years now and I havent had any problems with it; thank god! For the price of them I would expect nothing less than the best. Except the cords are the worst! I have a family of 4 and we all have macs and we've gone through about 2 cords each! They should come with some kind of warranty.
    My cord doesn't have any chips in it or weird bends where a break would be obvious and I'm not rough with it because I don't have the money to keep replacing a 90 dollar cord. Incredibly disappointed with this product.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    these chargers are bad, no durability. i have received 3 chargers in over 2 years of owning a macbook, and now my current one just ripped..

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too weak, too expensive.

    We all know apple for being a brand that is able to charge some high prices but the quality you get from what you paid is awesome. This is not the case. I've had my MacBook for 22 months and my second charger is already damaged. 3 chargers in 2 years is an incredibly high rent. The cord is simply too weak to be used as apple says it can. Apple must reconsider the material in which they are casing the cord and the price they're putting to this product, otherwise, many customers are going to leave apple and go for PC and just because of a simple material in a cord.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W Magsafe Power Adapter

    I am VERY dissatisfied with the power adapters both the old & new design. They do not last! This is the second one I've bought and it just broke. I've had it only 14 months. I have been very happy with the Apple Laptops, Ipad and Ipods we have. I don't know why they have a shotty power adapter. This time I'm going to buy a generic brand for $50. I figure since the Apple one doesn't last, I might better save some money and get a cheaper one. That way if this one goes up, I won't be out as much money. I sure hope they do something about this. I don't think this is helping the Apple Company's reputation.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shredded Cable

    I feel I've got to add my voice to the complaints here. I've used many Apple products and have never seen one deteriorate like this cable. The thin cable near the magsafe connector started shredding about a year after I got my laptop. I wrapped some electrical tape around it, but the shredding just moved on up the cable, so I added more, and more...

    I've had other Apple adaptors for years and have never had a problem. Maybe they changed the materials used. I am kind to my equipment and don't know what the solution is. Now I've got to spend $80 to buy a power supply when all that needs to be replaced is the thin cable.


    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    About to buy my third charger in two years. Nice.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    When are Apple going to fix these?!

    I'm on my FOURTH adapter now. What a joke. The whole reason I bought a macbook was to avoid issues like these with cheap and shoddy parts. Apple, SORT IT OUT!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst charger ever

    i've had to go through 4 charger in the space of a year. 1 was 2 years old, but the new magsafe ones which replaced the older charger are a joke. 3 breaks in one year. first one was faulty, second one bent and wire was exposed and then snapped, third one looks absolutely brand new and it just stopped working.. 5hrs of battery left to write an assignment. great work apple. oh and the best part? $89 each charger, with only the first one covered under warranty and the new one which i just bought 5 months ago, lost receipt.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the coat of the wire easily chips off.. oh, and it's super expensive.

    i've had a lot of power adapters before my old laptop's power adapter lasted 4 years... i had my mac for a year and the power cord looked liked it experienced WWII. the coating of the cable chips off like dead skin. it's really frustrating because i really want to buy a replacement but it's TOO EXPENSIVE.

    if apple can charge us a lot of money for a cord, they should last for about 2-3 years or better yet have a 2 year warranty or 1 year replacement for the adapter. :( yes, we have bought a really expensive laptop (we actually worked hard for it and i'm happy i did), but to be honest, most people can't afford to buy some of the replacement parts... especially people outside the US.

    please reinvent the design.. make it more durable. :)

    50 of 52 people found this useful