• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    18 months life expectancy

    I have never gotten more than about 15-18 months out of a MagSafe Power adapter before the cord begins to fray or shorts out. Fortunately they are relatively cheap to replace.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality design

    Identical problems to so many other MacBook users:

    Cable wear where it joins the 'brick' - low quality design means the cable at that end simply can't offer the flexibility it ought to.

    Overheating of the 'brick'.

    Loss of connectivity between the MacBook and the Magsafe connector, meaning charging gets interrupted.

    The problem is that there is no alternative to Apple's own charger. If, like me, you already own a MacBook (and if you're reading this chances are you do), then it seems you're stuffed. For the same reason presumably - i.e. a captive market - a new charger is so expensive compared to similar devices for non-Apple products.

    If you don't yet own a MacBook, well, the sheer number of 1 star reviews tells its own story, as does the complete absence of a response from Apple. Something to consider if weighing up whether to buy Apple.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan of the charger design...

    Charger lasted 6 months...a little expensive for something I have to replace twice a year.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My connection to the power outlet just stopped working from nowhere. It blows.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix this!

    I think my charger finally stopped working. And by finally, I mean absolutely. It never worked to begin with. A few days after getting my Macbook Pro, I would have to jiggle it every single time for it to work. Real piece of junk. I really don't want to spend $80 for something that won't even be guaranteed to work.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke after just 1 year!!!

    My boyfriend had his adapter for 3 years without any issues because he bought his Macbook pro in 2009. He has the T-type adapter which is much better than the L-type I have. I literally had this adapter for one year and it just doesn't work anymore. I don't know why Apple chose to change the design when the previous design was far superior!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th adapter in 3 years

    This is the 4th adapter I am buying in 3 years for my macbook. No wonder apple is making so much money.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought this about in October 2010 and it was working really smoothly until about a week ago. Then the tip of it where the cord meets the tip to plug into your computer fried. The layering peeled off and then wires are coming off it. One week ago it barely charged the computer, but it said its full. Now the charger can't even recognize that it is in there, so it doesn't charge.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Power Adapter

    Let's just say, I've had my macbook for less than a year and I've had to replace my Magsafe power cable three times. Apple really needs to rethink their power cable.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    power adapter

    I bought my Mac Book Pro in 2010 (March). Before the end of the year I started to have problems with it. I took it to MyMac, the authorized dealer in Brasília/Brazil, and they gave me a new one. Yesterday, it fried again. It must have something wrong with this accessory.
    By the way, never had any problems with the power supply of my Mac Book (white) bought in 2007. I am still using it!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Complaints

    I have been using Apple laptops for some years and with the first charger that came with my old white macbook I had a problem with, but since they have changed to the new design neither myself nor the wife has had an issue. What are people doing to bang them up and get them frayed.
    I take care of how I wrap the cord when I need to take my laptop with me so no complaints at all, but I guess it is still early. I have had my Pro since July '11 and my wife has only had her air for a month. So no problem but I guess this is to be continued.

    2 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    The charger that came with my £800 MacBook broke after about 18 months. Apple will not replace it for free. I know this is outside of the warranty, but I think it is fair to expect something that costs that much money to work for longer than that. The charger that came with a Sony Vaio which I got almost 6 years ago, and which was much cheaper still works. The magsafe connector is poorly designed, it has inadequate strain relief, causing the wires to fray, breaking the connections and shorting them to the metal case. This also causes a potential fire hazard. Get your act together Apple...

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's with the hate?

    I bought my macbook pro in July and have had no problems at all. I love the MagSafe feature, it has saved my computer on countless number of occasions!

    3 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst charger i have ever owned!!!!

    sooo i find it sad that apple products fall apart so easily not only my charger but everyone i know that has a macbook charger looks busted up! not only the charger but the earphones are terrible 10$ earphones last longer three times longer than the ones that come with the ipods! ridiculous!!!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This will be my 2nd power supply

    The smaller cord has frayed. The first one overheated and got so hot that I couldn't touch it. The "new" one has frayed on the smaller cord, the one you wrap around the "cord wrapping posts"..... It's like the cord got stiff and couldn't handle the wrapping. It needs a more pliable product as a cable.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total disappoinment by apple

    first of all u should really put a "zero star" whats it going to take for you guys to make a charger that doesn't mess up every 4 months and at $80 dollars a piece it absurd!!!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last!

    I bought my laptop less than 7 months ago and over those 7 months I have noticed an amount of problems with this product. At first it was great to use but then over time I noticed that when I charged my laptop for a long time, the connector (where the charger connects with the laptop) gets extremely hot and burns, this could have eventually caused a fire if I didn't take it out on time. Also I have noticed that recently my charger has become faulty and only works when I move it around or connect and disconnect it 50 times from my laptop. A few days ago it stopped working all together, unfortunately I am unable to use my laptop when I need it most for my studies. Now I have to buy a brand new charger for my laptop that is $89 each and is probably going to run out. I think there should be a discount for people who buy the same product more than once. Apple needs to sort this out before it starts losing customers.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank you for your reviews

    I fully agree with all the negative reviews about the charger. I was lucky to be able to use my wife's 4 year old MacBook charger otherwise I would have had serious trouble. Now I am considering buying a generic charger or two for half the price ......btw I also use a generic car charger for my macbook and it works just fine .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever!

    I have had PCs for work my entire life and never had such a frustrating time with the adapter. Absolutely absurd that such a great leader in innovation and design can make such a poor product. Ours stopped working after a couple months and my husband and I have probably spent the equivalent of a month's time over the past couple years wiggling and finagling it to work. The pins have all pushed in. I cannot believe Apple has done nothing about it and that my only option is to shell out $80 for a new one!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers in two years

    Right now, I am thinking about getting the third one since the one I bought 6 months ago didn't charge any more. The only thing I can say is that it is a bad design.

    12 of 13 people found this useful