• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last

    This is the second charger that I've bought this year, and the third in two years. They never last. The cable shows no signs of damage or fray, but no longer works. On top of that, these cables are expensive. I am a college student who relies on my laptop and I can't always just spend $80 on a charger cable which should last a couple years at least.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Apple is Bad!

    This is my first time writing a bad review on anything that is Apple. I must say I am very disappointed that after I purchased my Macbook Pro 17 1 year and an half passed and the adapter went bad. So I bought a new one with the new design and guess what it went bad in 7 month. I am the type that really cares for my products I actually wrap the cable properly before storing in my bag. MY CABLE MELTED! Do you know why? It is because it sits next to the power brick and the power brick melted it. Even the apple tech said so. So I have one question. APPLE WHEN are you going to FIX this? You are the cutting edge of technology FIX this. After spending 2500 on my Mac I expect more. Please restore my faith in you product. Please fix this for all of us. I am a video editor I use this for personal and business.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply awful

    The cable insulation material is clearly too rigid and cable cracks even after short-term usage. Have been using it for 3 months and it just snapped on its own it was under original hardware warranty but apple refused to replace faulty adapter.

    Terrible experience overall.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have a collection

    I currently have 4 cords, none of them working - an expensive collection. I only use them in home office, no harsh use, but they eventually "break" -they just don't keep the connection. A basic, necessary accessory should last longer. Very disappointed, and still don't have a reliably usable cord - consider this continual additional cost and poor quality accessory when buying a macbook pro.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I recently had to replace my old power supply unit for my Macbook Pro. I could see no alternate to this product.

    Unfortunately this power unit only switches itself on when the battery is completely used up and the Macbook shuts down which creates all sorts of problems when I am trying to work.

    I would take it back but I can see no alternative solutions.

    A very inferior product.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This charger gets so hot when it charges your MacBook Pro!!! sometimes I think I am going to burn my hand touching it!! I am worried it is going to hurt my computer or overheat!!! Apple really needs a recall on this item!!!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    I've been using MagSafe power cords since the first model and I've never had any problems with them. I'm not sure how so many people in the reviews wreck theirs. Perhaps they should treat the cord with a little respect. The price is too high but they work as advertised.

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my 2nd Power adapter

    The first adapter was more stable at the connection to the computer. Apple changed the connection unit to the computer. The first problem I had was in a different spot. I was under warranty then. The connection from the thin cord to the part you plug into the computer is flimsy. Half the time when I plug it in, the green light does not come on. Then it comes on but does not change to amber to charge the computer. Sometimes, if I wiggle the cord around, it will work. Did they get this adapter from China? I do not want to spend $80 for a new Power Adapter!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    10+ chargers in less than 2 years between 3 people.

    they need to totally redesign these, wires need to be thicker, more solid, less flimsly 'cute', magnets work great, but make port bigger and deeper. PROBLEM SOLVED.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    on my 3rd adapter in a year

    These things wear out way too quickly, the cords are too thin. is there any chance of getting a heavy-duty one?

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    All the negative reviews are spot on. After 12 months of usage (with care) our power adapter started to fail. Now I will have to fork over $79 for a new one that might only be
    good for another 12 month or less? What a piece shoddy product. I hope they re-design
    this thing before my third purchase.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Error of design in L-connector

    Same story for me, the power adapter last 8 months, the wires are loosen inside of the L-connector, I'm thinking in replace it for a chinese imitation that surely last the same by one third of the price. very disappointed.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another victim

    After some normal usage mine started crapping out on me. Then I checked the price for a new one and my jaw hit the floor. 80 for a piece of junk that will likely break in a year. Happened to my wife's, happened to mine... this is a major pitfall with buying a macbook.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    I have several of these chargers ( we have 4 different mac books) and they have all been great. I move around the house a lot and therefore move my charger and I must say...I'm not very graceful and have dropped it many times. It continues to work fine. Two of them I've had for almost a year and a half. I sent two out to my daughter for her older mac book who lives in another state and she has had no issues with hers. I would recommend this charger without hesitation.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaking from normal use

    I'm rather disappointed in the quality of this cord. Breaking after only 5 months of usage is unacceptable to me. The computers and ipods have warrantees i wish the cords did because they are not designed for a laptop. If you do buy this cord be extremely gentle and baby it because if u just use it, it breaks!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of ****

    I warn everybody who plans to buy this product, or even buy a mac that needs this product, this charger ended up failing after less than a month. I have never had a ****ier piece of mac equipment in my life, and since it's the only power source for any macbook I need to buy another one. I assure you Mac, I will never buy a macbook of any kind again. If I can't charge the stupid computer, there is simply no point. Total waste of hard-earned money.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability needs addressing

    I recently bought my third power adapter in three years for my macbook pro after the chords on the previous frayed and failed at the connector. Apple recently changed the design of the connector head to address the fraying issue, but after a mere three months of normal use the plastic sheath on the wire is already beginning to tear at the connector. Based on some of the other reviews I've read, I'm not the only one who's had this problem. For $79 dollars, this charger fell well short of my expectations in terms of durability.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    For $80 I expect quality. After the price that I payed for my laptop, Apple should be giving me free chargers for life considering that I have to replace them every six months or so due to terribly poor engineering. It's insulting that Apple treats their customers this way.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough

    Yes, as a consumer you can clearly tell Apple has changed the power cord, but it didn't change the issue. I had to buy this cord less than a year ago due to my old one fraying, and here I am again with the same issue. The outer layer has split in 4 different places causing major fraying. Apple you come up with genius ideas all the time. HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO MAKE A POWER CORD THAT DOESN'T FRAY!?!

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I literally purchased this charger/ power adapter 3 months ago. There is no tear, my computer is for personal use and I only use it once I get home. In other words the cable is never disrupted and is never under any type of friction. It DOESN'T charge my computer anymore. I have to wiggle it for atleast 15-20 mins to get it to charge & heaven forbid if it slightly moves it goes back to being unresponsive. I can't tell you how upsetting it is to know that I have to buy another one and that chances are it'll do the same thing.

    I LOVE my APPLE, but they seriously need to find a way to fix this problem, it's not right!!

    29 of 32 people found this useful