• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter gone in 3 weeks

    I just bought my Macbook Pro. Now living in Japan and the power adapter has gone. And now I read all these comments!!! I think I'm buying this fantastic product and this happens!!! What the!!! Apple get your act together!!! Unhappy customer!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe is a brilliant idea but does not last

    I bought a Macbook Pro 13" in November 2010. I had a Dell XPS 13" before. I got tired of the power adapter constantly falling out of the Dell after a few months of use. The magsafe design eliminates that and really is a great design. However, these things simply do not last. My first one lasted 8 months before failure. The second one lasted about 6 weeks. To make matters worse, I now live in South America and while I have Apple Care, it takes 8 days to get another adapter, unless I feel like paying about double what they are sold for in the US. Two stars overall for the design, 1 star for reliability. Apple, you make great products and I have a lot of them but your power adpaters are awful. You can't be making money on Apple care because you must be replacing these things all the time.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good value! Not a Green product!

    This product is too expensive because it does not last. $80.00 for a power cord that barely lasts a year is unacceptable. If the reason the price is so high is because of all the features that come with it, the features should be sold individually so you can replace only the portion that is worn out or broken...
    This is not a green product!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple?

    Just like everyone else hear I had to buy a new adapter after not even a year of use, But what makes it worse for me is that you can't even ship to me directly since I'm stationed overseas. So thanks for that. Half a star.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had mine for less than a year and about a month ago the head of the the
    charger started to become incredibly hot. As of yesterday my charger stopped working completely. When I reported this problem to apple they just said that it was my fault and that I have to buy a new charger


    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacks durability

    While I love my Macbook, I do not love this power adapter. I have had the computer for a little over a year, and need to charge my Macbook about twice a week. With this use, this power adapter lost significant functionality within the first 6 months. It only sometimes works, and has gotten to a point where it will need to be replaced. I believe the problem arises from the end plugged into the outlet, as I can get it to work only by playing with angles and weight distribution on that end. Disappointing, as this is the only charging option, and pricey to replace.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    From Sad to Mad

    My MBP is pretty new... bought just 3 months ago, and i've had so many times the same problem... suddenly, the MagSafe just stop working (doesn't ligths on green or orange, and worst, it doesn't charge my MBP).

    First time, i was sad, cause i thought it was just a "just one time" problem... but when that happened again and again... i was getting mad...

    I think that next time, it'll fly through my window!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree

    I have ripped through 5 adapters in 5 years. Call me up , consult me and we can do better.

    Sincerely, a hard working chef-owner-of a small business-and i want to help.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should recall

    My experience is similar to those reported here. I bought a new MacBook Pro last year and the power adapter is not working. I had another one for my previous MacBook, which I had bought a short time before and that one isn't working either. They seem to have a one-year life span. They are not cheap and customers should not have to be extra careful to use them as suggested by one reviewer. Normal usage should not result in these problems. Apple needs to make amends to customers.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow...replacing a Power Adapter after 8 months

    I agree with the other negative reviews! Apple needs to do something about these adapter issues. We've had our MacBook Pro for 8 months and the adapter stopped working. Let's hope our new one lasts longer than that...

    85 of 86 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    From reading the reviews from other customers I have found that most of the problems originate from the way that the cable protruding from the power brick frays quickly. My adapter hasn't had that problem probably because I'm very careful with it. I wrap it in a special way (I leave a loop out before I start coiling it around the prongs) and that relieves the tension on the cable. The fact that my adapter almost never leaves my room and is on a tile floor almost all of the time might also be the reason that is hasn't broken yet (tile has a higher melting point than carpet or wood so it dissipates heat quickly -->happy power adapter). I did hold back a five star review because it is really warm to the touch when it's plugged in (crossing my fingers for a design that allows for better heat dissipation in the future). All in all, TREAT YOUR ADAPTER AWESOMELY = LONGER ADAPTER LIFE. That is all :]!

    16 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted less than a year

    As many others have noted, this "redesigned" adapter lasted me less than a year. After an accident with the one that came with my Macbook, I bought this one thinking it would survive for quite a while. Now, just a few months later, it overheats, makes weird noises, won't charge my computer well, and then after a bit it will just shut off completely. Switching outlets seems to be the only thing keeping it running at all, and even then only for a short time. This needs to be fixed.

    61 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I absolutely LOVE my mac book pro but why does Apple make such a low quality adapter?? We spend lots of money of your computers so we should get a power chord that lasts more than 7 months. Ridiculous. And if they do break we should not have to pay for it. I am NOT happy. FIX THIS!!!!!!

    69 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am most annoyed because I bought this product to replace a previous charger that started to short and in under a year this charger is giving the same problem! I'm a big fan of apple products but this is really annoying because right now I hav work 2 complete and this is inconveniencing me! Make a proper charger!!

    51 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    With all the great service provided at the Apple Store, it is hard to believe that Apple would not only sell such a shoddy product, but more important, not admit their poor design and offer all of us customers a break in price to replace the adapter. An $80 adapter---being replaced MORE than once in the computer's lifetime????
    ---THAT is disgraceful!!! Shame on you Apple.....

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy fix. Why isn't it made?

    I really like the magnetic coupling.

    But when a plug -- any plug -- connects to a flexible cord, something's gonna fray.
    In the journey to ineffable durability, one must accept also the beauty of the transient.

    Keep the wonderful magnetic coupling.
    Make the cord itself detachable at both ends
    and cheap.
    Price it at $10.
    Make the first replacement free.

    It is the path of wisdom to embrace the disposable as well as the permanent and not gouge the customer $82 a shot.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Seriously, Apple. I love your products, but you would be hard-pressed to find a worse power adapter. Both times I've bought a new laptop, it stops working consistently within a year. And now I'm out of country from my warranty, and I have to replace the adapter! You should see from your merely 1.5 star avg rating that you need to change something. Fix it!!

    Btw, I'm only giving this 1 star because I can't give it less and make it look like I still rated the product.

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is terrible

    the original charger wasnt working just after few months. New one wasnt better either. For an expensive product like mackbook pro apple should do something about this since replacment is 80EUR!!. This is the worst charger ever, had a windows based laptop and the charger never ever broke there.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Ok So I have burned my fingers on the aluminum connector! It doesn't even charge half the time. I have to sit and jiggle it until the orange light comes on. What is going on! And seriously $79!!!!!

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Terribly designed, it falls out of basically every outlet, so you have to prop it up with something. Who thought the heavy-box design on an outlet was a good idea??

    25 of 27 people found this useful