• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is this a Record?

    Took Delivery of my new MBP on 28th March 2011, Adapter died on 23rd April 2011!

    Admittedly I have been using it here in India but the Adapter on my old MBP last 6 months here no problem. Unfortunaley I left it in the UK and now have to fork out for a new Adapter unless the Apple Service Provider here can get me one on my warranty pronto.

    PS> The is my third Mac (1 PB, 2 MBP) and so far it has been 2 adapters per lifetime of Mac. But on the other occassions the adapter didn't actually die but the cable frayed down to bared wire making them unsafe to use.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why only 2/5 stars?!

    I had to buy a replacement for my MacBook Pro recently; not because it split, frayed, or melted but because it was plugged in and submersed in water for 15 minutes due to a basement flooding. I had that charger from August 2009-April 2011 and it worked perfectly during it's lifetime. (it may still work, I've got it drying out in a bed of silica beads :P)

    The new style chargers are wonderful and have an overall good quality build and pleasing aesthetic with the charging tip being silver, thinner, and with the cord going vertical instead of out horizontally. The only way this charging tip can be a nuisance is if you're a goon and flip the tip around to where it blocks the ethernet ports and the like.

    I highly recommend this charger.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th!!! REPLACEMENT????

    4 times at the cost of 80 bucks equalls a quarter of what I paid for the entire MBP! I am going to raise heck until I get a free replacement! I am NOT paying 80 bucks for something that lasts 6 months on average. I have had my MacBook Pro for exactly 2 years and I am on my 4th adapter. Every time for the same thing...the connection at the computer has loose connection inside the casing and for a few weeks at the end of its life wiggling and what not will get it to charge only about half the time. I am so upset at this issue and I want to start a boycott about this product! Come on APPLE! STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND HELP SOLVE THIS ISSUE!!!!!! VERY CHEAP PRODUCT!!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable

    I had my macbook for a little over a year and my cable is already tearing apart. I'm already a broke college student and now I have to pay $79 for another power cord!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    mac charger

    good product easy use ...

    1 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    Same as the rest of the reviews, a $1700 laptop is a brick because of this poorly designed adaptor. I have gotten less than a year out of it. Clearly, a bad design or low quality parts in a good design. Was this designed to cycle additional revenue yearly?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Charger

    after one year started to give me problems (macbook pro 2009), bad design and too much money for a stupid charger.
    The magsafe adapter stopped working, (and from all laptops I had I never had problems with chargers), then I had to use pieces of paper to get it working..now not even that works. I guess I'm supposed to get a new adapter for almost 100€, this is a crime. Shame on you apple. I'm a student and 80€ is way too much money for something that lasts not even 2 years..Shame, shame on you.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy Quality

    As I write this I am having to continually reconnect the charger in hopes of getting a solid connection. The charger is only 8 months old, and the wires inside the cable are loose/broken. When using the MBP on my lap I can feel a current flow from an apparent bad grounding connection. It has now deteriorated to where I can only recharge after fiddling with the cable until the broken wires make a connection. $80 for that?!?!?

    Another review made a good suggestion. If the cable from the power adapter to the laptop is so fragile, at least make a connection at the adapter so that only the cable itself needs replacement. That ought to knock the replacement cost down to what, $60?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hard to unplug

    which defeats its magnetic connection. i tripped on it a few times..the older generation adaptor was better

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still under warranty?

    This thing lasted just under 10 months. This was under normal use, I'm very disappointed.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W MagSafe Power adapter a dud

    I purchased my replacement adapter and it lasted about 7 months. I am a loyal Apple patron, but this adapter does not last. I have no choice but to purchase another one so that I can enjoy my 17" MacBook Pro. Take good care of yours if use it often as it will have a very short life. For $79 this is too much money for the usage you get. Apple needs a redesign bad!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    2 chargers in 11 months? seriously i will throw a bloody fit before i drop 80 dollars on a new charger.

    absolutly garbage

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I love my MBP, but I have had to replace this adapter twice since purchasing the MBP. So, this is the 3rd adapter I've had (including the original adapter we purchased with the MBP). I've owned my MBP for only 17 months. Apple needs to retool this product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This adpt is horrible. Had my MBP for less than a year and had to replace the white plug one because it would no longer charge. They gave me this one and now it has been less than 8 months and it stopped working today. Use to have a lot of faith in Apple until the last few years. Seems to be going down hill super quick. I only gave this one star because it made me

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power cord yet

    The adapter for my MacBook Pro already needs replacing and it's not even a year old. I am very careful with wrapping the cord for travel; I learned that the hard way when my powerbook cord died after several years of use. If they are going to make their essential accessories so fragile, they need to replace them for free for the life of the laptop.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very weak link for a superior laptop

    There is a saying the strong part of anything is only as strong as the weakest link. Well this does not even deserve a 1 start rating... echoing the sentiment of so many that the power cord from the MagSafe portion to the transformer is the problem. I cannot tell you how many I have gone through, but I suspect that others have too. Called an Apple outlet and they are out of stock and expecting to get an order in this week. That should say it all.

    The thin cord cannot withstand the weight of the transformer. So to save yourself a lot of problems (and money):

    1) do not place the transformer in any location that will put stress or strain (especially sudden stress) on thin wire portion leading from the MagSafe connection to the transformer.
    2) I would also recommend putting several layers of a electrical tape at the joint between the thin wire and the transformer at day one.
    Don't wait for Apple engineers to create a re-design of this, they just are not interested. Follow the procedure above and save yourself frustration and money. Now I am off to buy another one and follow my only precautions (at least I will try to).

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with original 17" MacBook Pro

    I have an original 17" MacBook Pro (first Intel model with the Core Duo CPU). This adapter works just as good as the original adapter. I saw someone say it wouldn't work but after the original brick killed two new batteries on me I ended up buying a new 17" MacBook Pro and tried the new brick on the old MBP and it's been working fine and NOT killing my batteries for 2 weeks now.

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor adaptor

    Have had my Mackbook Pro for 6 months and the power adapter is now dead! I thought this was going to be a good one with the magnetic connection but, no such luck. And this is after the Super Drive had to be replaced. Don't think much of the Macbook Pro.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    I got my Macbook Pro in September.

    Recently the power adapter has been acting up by flittering between charging/not charging....I had to make sure the cable was in a certain position to get it to work.

    Just now, my macbook completely switched off and wouldnt turn on for a while.

    Now the charger doesnt work at all.


    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out to buy a new one

    Wire between brick and laptop frayed w/in 2 months. Very low quality.

    16 of 20 people found this useful