• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible power adapter

    Had for less then a year and its already died with limited use with it. Apple should really think about redesigning there power adapters

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage - Died just after the one year mark!!

    I purchased two MacBook Pros last year. I spent close to three-thousand dollars and now 1-yr later I have to shell out an additional $79.00 for a replacement adapter. If you page through these reviews you will see that there are an awful lot of people singing the same song. Some folks are on their third and fourth adapter within the first year!! That leads me to believe that there's a design flaw with the adapter. C'mon Apple...admit there's an issue and replace these adapters free of charge!!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too overpriced for its lifetime

    it's been about 5 months since I purchased my second charger after having my first one (the older design) for 2 years. It's just broken again and now I have no choice but to buy another one at $80 for a part that probably costs less $5 or less to make! The charger should be at least half the price it is now, especially if it needs to be replaced every few months... I love my laptop and this is the only problem I've ever had regarding it.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th charger in 7 months

    Definitely the worst apple product I've ever owned. I bought a new Macbook Pro, which I love, in seven months. Within a couple of months, I've had to replace it twice, and now the third one is also failing. After a while it stops recharging. I recently switched to Mac (with the old plug) but may have to switch back when I replace this computers. Hopefully, Macintosh will produce a better product.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger, severely disappointed.

    I got my Macbook pro in May of 2010, it is now July 2011 and my charger stopped working this morning. I'm upset I have to spend 80$ now for a charger after already spending thousands when buying the computer. My laptop is COMPLETELY dead, and the charger as well. It worked well for a few months, but then things started to go wrong. I have the L shaped one, and sometimes when I plugged it in, it wouldn't work. When that happened I had to unplug the entire charger from the outlet. That was happening for a long time, but I wasn't really complaining. Then after all that, it just died. The light wouldn't turn on when plugged in, nothing happened whatsoever. I take good care of my gadgets, especially if they're from Apple because I know they're quite fragile. Dear Apple, please make a durable, and sturdy charger that will last longer than a year. I don't care if it's ugly.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    :( My THIRD charger in less than a YEAR!!

    OMG! I have to buy my THIRD charger!!!! Not cool! 80 BUCKS for each one??
    COME ON APPLE!! Give us the old charger back!!! My sister has had it for ages and I've been borrowing hers since my pathetic charger died on me AGAIN!
    I need to use my computer for work and school, I can't keep on spending this much money for it to die on me again and again.
    I am so upset....I love my Macbook Pro....it's amazing, but I might have to switch computers if it means not buying a new charger every 3 months. :(

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger

    The first power cord i had to replace within 4 months of purchasing the mac (love the computer by the way), it wouldn't light up or charge when on the computer but the light would go many colors when off the computer. Replaced with apple care no problem, but now my new one (owned 8 months) is ripped open and frayed at the computer connection point. sorely disappointed. off to figure out what i have to do to get a 3rd charger in less then a year. no doubt it'll be $80 out of my pocket. sorely disappointed.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    my charger quit working in just 11month
    it broke sooooo easy

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not an improvement

    Within 6 months of purchasing this charger it stopped working. At times I could wiggle it until it began charging, but it's definitely inconsistent.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1st year and 2 so far

    This is the worst charger i have ever used, i have gone through two and this is my first year with my macbook pro. Poor quality and extremely delicate. Overpriced for such a poor product. Thinking of going back to PC, tired of spending 80 dollars per charger.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fail if you take care of it

    I have had my Black MacBook since October of 2006. While I am on my third power cord, I never had an issue of the cord fraying or shorting out at the magsafe connector. I had them replaced under the AppleCare warranty with no problems, first one was buzzing and getting a little warm, and the second because the charge light didn't work. I probably would still be on the second one if the light worked. I have used my MacBook pretty much everyday in the nearly five years I have owned it, and bring it everywhere with me, everyday. I put a lot of wear and tear on the cord, the brick is all scratched up and the cord not so white anymore. I don't use the cord wrap on the brick though, I have always loosely coiled it, as I hate having kinks in cords and tightly winding it wears out the wires, making it more prone to breakage. Never have had an issue in 3 years.

    One suggestion- if you notice the cord coming out of the strain relief at either the magsafe or the brick, take some white electrical tape, wrap the cord and the strain relief together, and that will help strengthen that weak point, and can give you extended use out of your adapter. If the wires start hanging out or sparking, do not simply tape it up, as it could be shorting under the tape and cause a fire. You can also take this suggestion as a precaution and tape up the strain reliefs when you buy a new adapter, and it may avoid premature failure.

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    My charger quit working in just 10 months!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever!

    I can't believe this cable! I take good care of my computers and this cable is absolutely terrible! I can't believe I have already gone through 3 of them in a year time. I am very very disappointed in Apple and I am really considering to go back to windows.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th Charger in 4 Years

    I absolutely adore my 2008 13" MacBook. Unfortunately, the chargers are laughably delicate. My original charger (T-Shaped) began fraying at the head after my year's warranty was up (Though I treated the computer and charger like a baby), but I paid no thought to buying another one, thinking to myself that I would be even more careful with it's (T-shaped) replacement.

    Without fail, after a year, the wires around the head began to fray underneath the covering once more. This time I had read into the flaw, and that Apple had altered the design. Again, I paid no mind to buying a second replacement (L-Shaped), believing that Apple had addressed the situation.

    Here it is, 2 months to the day after the one year mark and wouldn't you know... There is a bump underneath the covering near the power brick, which I can only assume is fraying. But whatever the problem, my charger is not working and I am either out $80 or SOL.

    Never on a PC have I had problems with a charger. Those things seem to work even after withstanding the most brutal of beatings. The lack of improvement for Apple's design and building maintenance costs have actually led me to *GASP* switch back over to PCs. Congrats Apple, you may still have your pretension and sub-par accessories, but you've lost a customer. Shame on you.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great

    i love apple haven't had any problems with them not until i got this new charger for my 2008 MacBook, the teeth don't always hit the main charger holder so i have to sit there and play with it until it works. Plus, on one of the teeth is smaller then the other. Now i have to go buy a new one, little disappointed apple.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The part that plugs into the computer consistently breaks.

    I have already replaced one such adapter and I'm about to have to buy another. The part that plugs into the computer consistently breaks. On the inside, the wires gradually break completely apart. I've noticed that the warning signs of this are inconsistent charging. Sometimes you have to jiggle the wire to get it to start the charge. Eventually, the piece just falls off. I've taken great care not to damage the wire in any way, either, it seems to inevitably happen no matter what.
    I'm very unhappy with the quality of this adapter. For having a reputation for selling quality products, Apple didn't do a great job meeting that standard with this product.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken in 5 months

    Look after my macbook pro more than I would my 1st child... Randomly today the mag'safe' just stops working!!! So I'm now screwed for work as I only have 2 hours battery time left, moaning about this charger in them important 120 minutes felt needed!!

    I spent over £1000 as I thought I was getting a good product.. I love the Macbook it's perfection but the charger can go do one and it looks like its going to cost a bomb to replace.. JOYFUL.

    Thanks Apple for the ridiculous design.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing the power cord... in less than 6 months.

    Bought everything new 5 months ago and now my power cord won't even work! So now I have to drive an hour to the nearest apple store to buy a new one because this product won't even power my macbook. Useless.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed Product

    This is the second time I will be getting a power adapter replaced. The first time was with the original MagSafe adapter, in which the cable frayed and broke at the brick. This happened in the first year of having my Macbook. Now, I've had a Macbook Pro since last year and I have the same issue, except this time with the newer l-shaped adapter. Also, this time the cable has frayed and become completely broken from the magnetic tip. The problems first began with the adapter not consistently charging, the light would flicker, or it would suddenly stop working. I noticed today the tip seemed loose, and when I wriggled it around, I noticed it was completely loose and came right off. Its really a shame to spend over $1000 on what you think will be a good product and end up with the same issues and replacements costs. Whats the point of paying for a brand if the brand doesn't ship quality products? Never again Apple.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed.

    The original charger I had for my Macbook Pro, which I've had for about two and a half years, which was also the old design, worked for about two years. I had to purchase a new charger, which was the newer design, about six months ago and it totally crapped out on me after only a couple of months! I then bought a new one about two months ago, and I'm already experiencing problems with it. What makes this even more frustrating is that I've gone through three batteries as well, and even though I didn't leave my Macbook plugged in constantly, the battery life still dwindled. So now, unless I want to purchase another overpriced battery, I have keep it plugged in all the time. Which I haven't minded doing for the past two months, however, the fact that I own this awful charger makes that rather difficult. I know people who still have the old design of the charger, and have had it for years, and have NEVER experienced any issues with it at all. The fact that I've had so many troubles with this, and have literally thrown away hundreds of dollars, almost makes me regret purchasing my Mac in the first place. If I could rate this lower than one star, I most certainly would have.

    8 of 8 people found this useful