• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Charger.

    This charging cord is flawed in design. I have barely moved my charger from its desk setting since I bought the macbook and it doesn't work anymore. I could understand if I beat the crude out of it but geez. And 80 bucks to replace it. Fail on apples part.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Product

    I've owned my Macbook Pro for two years now and the charger already stopped working even though I made sure that I took care of it and stored it properly. Extremely disappointing. No visibile signs of damage to the charger; it simply does not charge my computer when plugged in. The cost of replacement (at ~$80) is also ridiculous. If $80 every 1-2 years is the cost of maintaining a Macbook, I will likely not be buying an Apple computer again.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    For a $1400 computer I expect a lot more. I have already had to replace my charger twice and am now having to go out and purchase yet another one. Not only are they ridiculously priced, but it's also wastefull to have to throw out and buy a new one every 6 to 12 months. I see too that I am not the only one with this problem. Apple please fix this. (and send me a new charger. Thank you)

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another charger

    I am buying yet another charger for my MacBook Pro. This is number three. In the space of 18 months. Pathetic.
    And I went through two of the old T adapters on my old MacBook (in 2 years). Hopeless design, clearly followed up with shoddy workmanship and materials = waste of money and my time.

    Get your act together and design a FUNCTIONAL charger already! Not that hard.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    The break away feature is a nice idea however it is a piece of junk. There is a magnet that docks the power cord into the power port but the cord falls apart at the end of that.

    My first let down with Apple hopefully they can come up with a better idea in the future

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Bad!!!!

    I bought my Macbook a year ago and is know about to buy my third charger. This is complete joke and robbery! I can not believe that a other so great product has such a terrible charger that constantly breaks! Im so tired of it and do not understand why apple does not make a new improved charger when they obviously knows and are made aware of that this is not working.... I will never buy another apple product if this is how they treat their customers.

    95 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible magsafe power adapter

    I am on my third power adapeter for macbook pro now. They have a terrible quality on the isolation. The rubber dries out and cracks, go the whole chord comes apart, especially in the ends where it connects to the magnetic mac adapter, and in the other end where it connects to the power adapter. I am tired of spending $100 every year for poor design and quality so the wire is now covered in black electricians tape. We'll see how long it takes before another crack appears.

    Get yourself together Mr. Mac!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 Years

    My wife and I both have 5 year old 60W MagSafe Power Adapters. They both work fantastic and they get used a ton! I use my computer enough that my current battery (which is not the original) has almost 1000 charge cycles on it. Don't yank the charger out of the MagSafe port by the cord. It's a safety feature, not a lazy feature. Take care of your expensive machine.

    10 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crapiest product EVER!!!

    I bought a replacement for my original magsafe purchased in 2007 with my macbook. The replacement lasted less than a year!!! And it was not cheap at all!!!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ive ever bought from apple :(

    I love Apple products normally! I always have my macbook by my side but the powercords are horrilbe!!! i dont see how a company so wonderful that makes such amazing products could fail so badly when it comes to the design of its power adapters. The first cord that came with my macbook started to fray so badly that it shorted out my mother board and i had to spend $300 to repair it at the apple store. i bought a replacement cord from my local apple dealer about 2 years ago and now that too has frayed apart at the same exact place right where the skinny cord that plugs into the mac meets the power block. i didnt want to keep spending $80 per cord so i had this one repaired a few months ago and now its officially broken. Will now have to go buy another one for another $80. If they are going to keep making these cords like they are disposable then they need to price them as a disposable product. And no its not user error. the first cord i wrapped around the posts provided on the block and thought that was the cause. so when i got the second cord i carefully just wound it up (not on the posts) and had it stored in my bag. this didnt help any either. Its just poorly designed.

    - Seriously unhappy loyal apple consumer

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design!!

    This is the 2rd adapter I have owned since I bought my macbook two years ago. The rubber used peels off the cords eventually leaving the wire exposed. Better wire coverage is needed. I'm about to purchase my 3rd adapter. Help!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design!!

    This is my 3rd adapter I own since I bought my macbook three years ago. The rubber that makes the cords peels off eventually leaving the wire exposed.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I have never had a problem with the magsafe charger. It has worked great for over 2 years on my newest MBP and 6 years for my 1st generation MBP. I am buying a second one so I can keep one at home and one at the office. Great product.

    5 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the final straw?

    I am seriously regretting buying an ipad last week and further supporting this company. we now have to macbooks and two broken chargers.

    both effected chargers were well cared for and one has never had the cord wrapped up. it was strictly used in a home setting. it shows no sign of fraying or damage but still refuses to charge either computer. it is remarkable that apple has not responded to these reviews with a complete redesign.

    add this glaring issue on top of high prices and the ACL issues with OSX i will most likely be returning to windows (or linux) with future purchases. ive never had issues like this with PCs that cost half as much.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Rip Off and a Piece of Garbage!

    I have had to buy three of them already! The coating on the wire breaks and exposes the bare wire. Apple peripherals are already an overpriced rip off, it adds insult to injury that they are profiting unfairly from their incompetence. Shameful! If I could rate it a "zero" I would!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm a newbie to the mac world -- just got my mac in 2010. Overall, very pleased with everything. But the power adaptor truly is garbage...and expensive to replace.

    After one year, the plastic and wiring on the chord by the head began to fray. After about two years, it completely stopped working. Very disappointing.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, and still working after 3.5 years

    I honestly don't know why so many people have issues with this power adapter. I always keep mine with me, whether it's at school, at home, or at a friend's house.

    I never bring the extension cable with me since I've never needed to use it before, so I really just use the standard "brick". I've had my power adapter since I received my MacBook in 2008 and it still runs perfectly fine. And to tell you the truth, I don't treat this with very much care. Upon reading the reviews of how poor this product's durability is, I decided to test it myself.

    Well, after 3.5 years of constant use, I have no issues with it and I plan to keep using it as I have been. No problems with the cable fraying, no problems with the cable breaking at the strain reliefs, no problems with the cable overheating, everything is just perfect.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died one week after my daughters

    I've read other reviews, and they just about all say the same thing. Expensive and don't last. For a company that prides itself on quality, something has to be done about these chargers. Last week I payed $90 for a charger for my daughters Macbook, and now one week later my less than 12 month old Macbook Pro's charger has died. Now I;m going to have to fork out for another one. It hurts!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A case for Dom Littlewood at the BBC I think!!

    I have only had my Macbook for about 4 months,and the charger has stopped working already,so I have had to borrow one until I can get a new one.I was advised not to purchase a cheap one ,so I came to this site ,for a genuine one,and saw all these negative reviews and could not believe it!!The laptop is great,after using a PC for years,but I feel let down badly by such a basic required part,and as for the price of a replacement-Apple you are taking us for a ride,you can not blame people for buying cheap copies,you should be reducing the price on this site to a comparable price.
    I will wait and see if I get a favourable reply from customer service before I contact Dom Littlewood at the BBC.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally disatisfied.

    I am now looking for a new charger for my mum's Macbook, this will be the third charger for this same laptop which she has had for three years. At $80, you would hope for a little more.