• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter no longer powers - again

    Like many of the others that have posted, I have to go purchase another one of these adapters. I have been extra careful to treat both parts of the adapter with utmost care but this didn't seem to make a difference...very frustrating. How can something as simple as a power adapter be such a problem??

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    Have to replace the power adapter for my daughter's laptop. Only a year old--was shocked at price for new ones. What a rip off, especially after reading these other reviews. COme on Apple...you are a better company than this!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a redesign

    These chargers are terrible. My wife and I have replaced each of our chargers already. A month ago my wife's new charger stopped working and yesterday my new charger stopped working. I have only had my new charger 3 months and I have been using the correct method to wrap up the cord. These things are more fragile than glass.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th adapter in 4 years

    Love my Mac but the quality of these adapters is unconscionable. At $80 it makes me question the logic of purchasing another Macbook Pro. After the first one went, I became super-careful with the cord... but to no avail. Apple has addressed so many other issues I find it difficult to believe that they cannot come up with a simple solution to this one. How about strengthening the connections, reinforcing them with more, or a stiffer covering? Really, this is just ridiculous. They should be ashamed.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro my 3rd adapter in 12 months!

    I am now buying my 3rd adapter in just 12 months. No abuse or rough use. This is a serious Apple problem. Love the Laptop....HATE the low quality adapter. There is no excuse for such a shoddy design from a company like Apple. I gave it a one star rating because you can't submit a review without at least one star. Be assured, this Apple adapter....it's a zero.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    I am on my third cord in 3 years. It is ridiculous how easily it stops working considering it is supposed to power a $2000 laptop. For $79 plus tax this cord should last longer than 1 year. MacBook Pro and accessories associated with it have, in my experience, been a waste of money.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted less than a year

    I have two power adapters--one for my wife and me--and my wife's lasted about 10 months. Mine has yet to hit that age so we'll see if it's an isolated incident. Either way, pretty inconvenient and disappointing considering how expensive it is.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is NOT acceptable

    I have had my MacBook Pro 17" notebook for less than nine months and the AC Adapter/Power cord has died! When I went to see what a new one costs, I discovered that it will cost me over $80 for a new one. This is outrageous! When I pay $79 for a part, I expect it to work and to last. From reading lots of other reviews, I see that this is very common. And, obviously you haven't fixed it yet. I don't appreciate being ripped off and I will now think twice about buying another Apple product.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product.

    Ceased to work after 14 months - 2 months out of warranty. This is the weak link in an otherwise great laptop package. Unusual and disappointing that Apple hasn't put more effort into the quality of this part. Time for a 3rd party to step up?

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Why U no work?

    I study in a course where we got offered macs on discount by the uni, so all my class mates got The MacBook Pro at the same time.

    seems like after 18months they all die.

    My friend had to replace his just a week ago, now mine is broken too, a lot of my class mates have had the same thing, do make them to fail after a certain time?

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Atrocious!

    This is my 2nd power adapter for my MacBook Pro! Fortunately for me it was covered under warranty since my computer is only 4 months old. But how ridiculous is that! 4 months old and poof...dead! This is not the first complaint either. We've gone through 3 different adapters on my husband's MacBook as well! I love Apple products and I would never trade my Pro for a PC, but really....DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE POWER ADAPTERS!!! I There is obviously a quality issue!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design, a please to use, but these adaptors fails too often

    Nous avons 3 MacBooks à la maison (1 MB 13" blanc 2006, 1 MBP 17" 2007 et un MBP 15" unibody fin 2008), et je viens juste de commander mes 6e et 7e adapteurs pour ces 3 MacBooks. Tous les adapteurs précédents sont morts sauf un (pour le moment). Le design du Magsafe est excellent mais ces adapteurs ne durent pas. J'ai vu des gens se plaindre de ce problème sur des forums depuis des années, ce serait vraiment bien si Apple s'occupait sérieusement du problème.

    We have 3 MacBooks in my household (1 13" white 2006 MB, 1 17" 2007 MBP and a 15" late 2008 unibody MBP), and I just ordered my 6th and 7th power adapters for those 3 MacBooks. All the previous power adapters failed except one (for now). The Magsafe design is great, but they fail way too much. I've seen this power supply complaint problem on mac forums for years, it would be great if Apple took seriously care of it.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One Day it Worked, the Next it Did Not

    I made a huge switch from the PC and bought a loaded MacBook Pro two years ago for about $2100. Just the other day the power adapter stopped working. It worked fine the day before, it wasn't moved, damaged, or anything and it just stopped working the next day. (I never had power cord issues with a PC even ones that I used for 4-5 years.) Besides not working the power adapter displays all the usual wear and tear that is typical with all of Apple's quickly massproduced chargers: frayed cables and the cords disconecting from the adapter and the connector. (Just like what happened with the poorly designed iPhone chargers). My advice, if you're not going to fix it, license the technology out to companies who will make a more reliable product for a more competitive price.... off to the Apple store to spend $80: Looks like ramen noodles for dinner tonight.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this power adapter

    The adapter is so heavy it constantly falls out of the socket .It gets hot ,which is scary ,and after one year my original is not working. I have to order a new one ,which brought me to these reviews. It's shocking to me that Apple hasn't changed this design when it clearly has problems.
    When you pay for one of the highest priced laptops on the market,you expect a better product.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    The concept is great but the implementation is horrible. First revision was garbage, second revision is still garbage. The connectors can't handle normal use and fray internally. Be prepared for torture with these things.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yet another frayed cord

    My frayed wire burnt straight through the plastic/rubber coating. I tried to be gentle with my charger but it's a little difficult when I need to put it in my backpack to take to school or when traveling. It's about 14 months old... I'm wondering if I can get a replacement for free since my computer is still under warranty.... I really hope Apple fixes this problem, because I think it's unfair to have to buy a new charger every year for $80...considering all of the complaints. If anyone ever finds a solution, let me know.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapters (take it with a grain of salt)

    Yes there are obviously many who have had problems and they will most certainly express them. However I have owned 4 MagSafe adapters (3 x 60W, 1 x 85W) since the original MacBook and have only had one fail. It melted. After contacting Apple they replaced it (it was on AppleCare I believer).
    Personally, I think the product is very solid. Regarding heat issues, most adapters get hot so I'm not going to be over-dramatic and say it almost burns you.

    It's true that most of the reviews give a poor rating. It's also true that people are more likely to record a complaint than a praise. Take it all with a grain of salt.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the alternative?

    I have gone through three of these, all of which I treated very well (never moved from my desk, never tripped over it or yanked it out, etc.). The first lasted 18 months, the second seven months, and this latest only **three** months. For the reviewers who say that all the poor reviews are from people who don't take care of their cords— you're not more careful than the rest of us, just luckier. The only alternative is to not buy another and let my MacBook Pro die. I am incensed!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead in less than a month

    I bought my laptop a month ago. My power cord no longer works. I'm going to the Apple store tomorrow and I'm hoping they replace it for free, otherwise, much as I love my computer, I'm going to have to return it - based on the reviews, I'm afraid I can't afford to continually buy new power cords for the computer! :( So sad! Dear Apple, please make a power cord that matches the quality of your computers!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great power adapter

    Of all the laptop power adapter i have handled this has been the best one. its hard for me to say why so many people have had issues because i have had mine for 2.5 years now and haven't had one problem. maybe i will have one soon due to cable bending from putting it in and taking out of my bag. but overall i have never had any problems.

    3 of 11 people found this useful