• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Do Something!

    I bought this adapter to keep at home so I wouldn't have to take the one at work home every night. I bought it for $79, but thought the convenience would be worth it. However, when I took it out of the box and plugged it in, it did nothing. I thought perhaps I was doing something wrong, or the outlet was bad, but after trying everything, I went to some troubleshooting blogs. I found that this is a common problem with older Macs that came with the T style adapter.

    The general recommendation I got from the blogs was to take the battery out, and put it back in. It worked! In the last two days of using it, sometimes I have to do it, sometimes I don't, but after paying $80 dollars for something what a pain! There is nothing wrong with my computer, and I'm not getting a new one anytime soon. Since Apple isn't making the old one any more, shouldn't they address this problem? Is anyone at Apple listening out there?!! I would give this product zero stars, but it wasn't an option.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Must be replaced every 9 months. You don't just have to pay the Apple Tax when you buy your computer, but to continue to use it too! Never buying a Mac again!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality but awful in Longevity

    So I purchased a mac book pro a while ago. The charger was getting a bit old looking like it was about to rip off, so I had it replaced under the first year warranty. Having it replaced, of course it was fine, but after the warranty was over. Not even a year after the replacement. The charger no longer works properly. It's not a problem with the outlet for the area where it's connected to the pro, but the cord it self. It's still possible to charge after moving the middle of the card back and forth for a good 20 minutes, but other then that...it's a non working charger. So, I don't know how I would feel about purchasing a whole other charger for full price.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second in 3 years - shocking failure rate on this product

    So when you read every review on this product you can see it's a consistently poor performer, I'd just like to add to the list.

    Now reading the others it seems like 2 in 3 years is a great rate compared to others, but in reality a charger going once in 3 years is very poor for a brand such as Apple never mind 2 in 3 years.

    I'd say avoid this product but what other options did I have at the time?? The original blew so had to buy another which blew and now the last one has gone.

    Again, avoid ... But I assume the only other option is to sit with a blank screen MacBook.

    Apple, you really need to do something here, your standards here are appalling. I'm actually angry that I had to give it one star, it doesn't deserve that.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sad magsafe is sad

    i just had to get a replacement for my 13" macbook pro, which is not even one year old. the cord never leaves my living room, so it's not like i have been abusing the product, but it started having trouble connecting and finally died for good yesterday. fortunately it is still a free replacement under warranty, but i suspect it will happen again. at $80 a pop, that's not good. looks like there are lots of people with the same problem.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough!

    I own a MacBook Pro from mid 2009 and resently replaced the power adaptor. After 1 1/2 month it stopped working. This is simply not good enough Apple.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power Adapter ever.

    Apple really needs to step up and provide a better power adapter than this model. I've had 2 break on me in just under a year from the cord bending till it no longer works. A close friend had also had similar problems with his, and has replaced his twice now as well. I have never had power adapter problems with past laptops (Non-Apple), and this product is not "innovation".

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take Care of It

    I have owned Macs up the wazoo. I have never had an adapter, of any of the many variations die on me. If yours dies it is probably your fault. The adapters cannot overcome the laws of physics. Most people treat these like they are made of iron. Sharp bends, pressure on joints, cable being pulled because it is passing underneath the laptop and it sits there for hours... etc etc etc. Take care of it. Use the brackets to wrap it and always make sure that cord is loose at all connecting points. It will not die on you. Magsafe has saved my laptop so many times... just that is worth the money.

    12 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I have had this adapter for 3 years, used every single day the adapter still works great! I just lost my old one however in all my travels so I need to buy another. I never had a problem with mine! :)

    3 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Less than a year old, now malfunctioning. LED comes and goes, but basically broken. Too expensive for the quality level.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a long time!

    Contrary to many reviews, my adapter lasted 3.5 years. I often brought it with me, so it did not last merely due to underuse. Recently I noticed that it had frayed near where the cord leaves the adapter to plug into the laptop. Today, though, it stopped working entirely.

    It has served me very well, though! I hope the next one lasts just as long.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced And Low Quality

    I bought one two years ago and after one year it just stopped working one day, so I bought another one and once more it has just stopped working after about one year. Ridiculous that I have to pay $80 each year for a new charger. I don't think I ever had to buy a charger for any other computer I have ever owned before buying a MAC.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted a month when handled with care, shocking!

    Firstly - this only gets one star because it looks good (and you can't put 0 stars). I have had this product for 1 month after replacing an old charger that had stopped working. It has already stopped working and after the issues with the last one, I had handled this one incredibly gently to try and get as long out of it as possible. Obviously I can get a replacement but I really shouldn't need to waste my time.

    Serious problems here apple - listen to your customers - replace this charger.

    67 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OTHER options??

    I am on my second MagSafe Power adapter in a year-and-a-half. Both have just stopped working . . . not sure what the problem is. I see that MANY others have the same issue. FIX IT, APPLE!! Not sure what I'm going to do when this one breaks - can't afford an additional $80 :-(

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality!

    I find it rather insulting that Apple continues to use such cheap material on the MagSafe Power Adapters. My MacBook is less than two years old but my power adapter looks like I've owned it for ten years. The insulation has begun to fray so much that I find pieces of it on the floor below my desk. This is very unsafe!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapters are poorly made; terrible quality

    As a long-time owner of three types of iPods, two MacBooks, and an iMac, I've come to expect high quality from Apple products. This power adapter fails miserably in the QC area, as reflected by its poor ratings. After a little over a year of use, the cord began to free near the adapter box, and now, it has come apart altogether. Electrical tape worked as a band-aid solution, but only for a while. Now, it only charges my MacBook intermittently, which is unacceptable, especially for a student. I hope Apple recognizes the default in this product and offers an official replacement program.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most awful product ever by any standards.

    So far this is the most awful product i have ever come across by any reputable company. I have mac book pro for 2 years and so far i had to change the charger 3 times. Every time the charger will heat up and will stop functioning. Not only me but same problems with my colleague who uses mac book pro as well. Cant imagine that a company like apple will come up with such a trash !!! What is the point of making a £1000+ mac book if they cant make a quality charger with this. Just to annoy even further, thanks for keeping the price £50 for a new one!! Next time this charger goes off the macbook will go away with it (in the bin). Never going to buy any apple product again

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Got my pro in july 2010. Within the past few weeks, I noticed that the charge light doesn't come on unless its getting pushed at an odd angle. Now that technique doesn't work anymore! Seriously though, $79.00? Go to an oem part store. Not to mention my iphone doesn't charge anymore unless I take the back glass off. I'm so tired of my favorite electronics being low battery all the time !!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Damages quickly

    Well, I have had my cord for less than a year and it hasn't really been working properly for 6 months. I am disappointed by the design, it seems that the wires are not properly connecting because I have to twist the magnetic adaptor to MAYBE get my computer to charge. Also, Apple is disheartening because they have no information on the bad charge cord. "links have been removed" I was trying to see if it was under warranty, but no prevail.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Feature is Wonderful

    I've had this power adapter for years now and never had a problem. It seems very well-made. And the MagSafe feature is just amazing. There's been a few times when I've tripped over the cord and this feature probably saved my MacBook -- that alone is well worth the price.

    3 of 15 people found this useful