• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE piece of junk!! Zero stars

    I'm on my 3rd cord in a year. Super unimpressed with the quality and that they expect you to PAY for this garbage! Apple should be ashamed!! I'm a single mom who needs the laptop for work - I can't be paying $80 every couple of months for a new cord. Apple has a nice little monopoly and you can tell they don't care at all about our complaints - If they did, something would have been done about this by now!!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design, Flawed Execution

    I have liked the idea of a magnetic charger because I work long hours on my laptops and have had people, myself included, trip over wires and send my laptop flying. No longer the case. I owned my first MacBook Pro for 3 years. I always buy the 3 year extended warrantee because I work long hours on my laptops and have burned through quite a few pc models. All the cords on my pcs eventually broke and needed replacing but not at the pace the magsafe adapter. In the 3 years since I've owned the macbook, the cord has been replaced 5 times. That would have cost me $440 (with tax) had I not bought the extended warrantee. The previous replacements were on the old style adapter, where cord fatigue played a big role. The newer models might fare differently, we'll see.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better then old design

    This is SO much better then the old design. No bent cords or anything and no replacing a charger every 4 months!

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Found the Problem!

    I've had my 15" MacBook for almost a year now and I was really concerned when it stopped charging, the light on my power adapter wouldn't turn on and the computer wouldn't recognize that it was plugged in. The problem started out intermittently, I would plug the cord in and the either the light wasn't on or the computer wouldn't recognize it was charging. For a few days I simply had to unplug the cord from the wall and computer and replug it in in (to wall then computer, never computer then wall) and it would start charging again.
    Eventually it stopped working all together. Reading all the reviews online I was sure my charger had completely died and that I would have to get a whole new one. I called the 1-800-MY-APPLE in case the problem was fixable.

    IT WAS. Please, please PLEASE TRY THIS BEFORE YOU BUY A NEW CORD. I would've been beyond PO'ed if I'd bought a new cord just to find this was the problem all along.The tech support guy instructed me to push the small metal prongs inside the magsafe connector (the part that plugs into the comp) in and out several times, because sometimes debris can become caught inside it. MY LAPTOP IS NOW CHARGING! He did say to keep an eye on it and that sometimes they do completely die, But at least I know that my adapter can and probably will last longer than a year!

    51 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Worst pice of junk ever, i used to think the charges for pc laptops were bad but this is embarrassing. my second one broke after only 3 months of sitting on a desk i dont know how apple can sell such poor item.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Makes me think twice about being an apple user.

    I am extremely careful with my macbook as I use it regularly on stage and have done for the 4 years I've owned it. No problems there at all, but the power cable is literally the worst piece of equipment I've ever had to dig in to my overdraft for. What an absolute mess. Thanks Apple, you obviously like to look after your customers don't you? Give them a less than mediocre bit of kit that almost definitely will break in less than a year, then charge catastrophically overpriced amounts to replace it? I feel perturbed and betrayed. Pfft, If I didn't love Logic Pro so much I would get a PC.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I dont see what the problem is.

    I've had my MacBook Pro for over 6 months now. The charger has been completely fine. No problems at all. All the other reviews seem to say different but remember, its only people who have had problems who are complaining. There are thousands of working ones out there. They've just got the unlucky ones.

    I always leave mine plugged in and switched on (dont blame me for global warming) and mine hasn't overheated once. Saying that, everytime i've touched it, its not even been close to warm.

    So i'd highly recommend this charger. Most probably the best one on the market by far.

    16 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Designed, Broke after 2 Months

    I had to get a new power adapter two months ago after my original one broke. Now my "new" one is broken too. It's not like I whip around my power cord like a lasso. I'm actually really careful with my electronics but here I am again to buy another one. I expected better from a ***$80*** replacement.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even work

    Bought this less than 30 min ago b/c I needed a power source for a biz trip. This thing doesn't even work. Don't have time to return it before my trip. This is terrible.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had my Macbook pro for one month, ONE MONTH! Already my charger cable is broken!
    I always took care of it due t the fact that I spent $1,400 on it so I'm not just gonna toss it around, one day it stops charging, and now the tip of the charger breaks off!
    I love my computer but hate the Charger.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 Months

    The apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter for 13-inch Macbook Pro only last for 4 Months. The Chord itself is good but as to the wire. It's easily broken and detachable from the magnetic cable.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had my MacBook Pro now for a year and a half and in that time have now gone through FOUR power adapter. I keep asking people at the store if I'm doing something wrong with it but they say no it's just what happens. Clearly something needs to be done about this.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after a month.

    After replacing the old design cord about 4 times (due to the fraying) I was excited that the new design would stop that problem. Guess I'll never find out since it simply died after a month.
    I've been a loyal Apple customer since the mid-90's, and it seems like since about 2003, the quality of products is only getting worse and worse.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had this product for 4 months and it is now no longer working. For $80 I expected much more!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A big problem with this adapter

    I own a mac book pro 13-inch and the power adapter worked until tonight, it can't charge and I just have 45 percent left.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect piece of equipment!!

    Ive read the horrible reviews on here but I have never ever had a problem with this piece of equipment. If I had to grade its performance I would give it an A+. Although it is a bit pricey to replace, Im not too worried about it. Im sure its going to work like my Macbook Pro for a long time.

    2 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously expensive replacement

    Now, if I had to replace this thing less than twice a year, I wouldn't be complaining about the cost as much. As it is, this thing is probably the worst thing that Apple has ever sold, which is terrible considering it's an essential piece.

    FIX THIS APPLE. This horrible adapter has seriously made me want to take back every nice thing I've said about Macs. This is just disgusting and reeks of not caring what your customers say. I mean, look at the rating. Doesn't look like you guys are really doing a thing about it. Great customer service there! Keep it up!

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Happy.

    I got my macbook pro for Christmas 2010 and was extremely pleased with the product...up until today at least. My charger has just simply stopped working. At first I suspected it was something I had done, that perhaps a wire had been tugged on and disconnected something, but since reading other reviews I'm now not so sure. This seems to be a common occurance and I don't like the idea that I have to fork out on £50 every 4 or so months for a new charger!!! This is disgraceful! Without a charger I can't access any of my work; it has rendered my beautiful macbook 100% useless. You would have thought that something as important as the charger would be of MUCH better quality! Whats the point in having a 10hour battery life when you can't charge it????

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought my MacBook Pro 4 days ago. Charger was working fine today in the morning I took it to my moms house in my bag but never used it. When coming back home I plug it in to charge my MacBook Pro and it just wouldn't work the light on the connecter wouldn't turn on nor charge my computer now i have to go in tomorrow and hope they give me a new one free because come on 4 days old! you have got to be kidding me for the price I paid for this computer thats just unacceptable I really hope this doesn't happen again.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Disappointed in Mac

    I switched from PC to MAC last August. I thought I'd be getting quality with the huge price tag on all MAC accessories. I was having severe issues with my power adapter on my PC (along with other complications) and thought a Macbook would be my answer to all the headaches I was having. NOT! It doesn't matter if I coil loosely, tightly, only use it when my computer is on reserve, plug in with surge protector, non-surge protector, MAC or PC... MY ADAPTERS DIE!!! I've spent far too much for this macbook already (what with the hard drive CRASHING after only 2 months; couldn't take advantage of the warranty because I go to school out of the country) and now my adapter is going to cost me another $80...I should have just stuck with PC...same quality lower prices -.- Thanks Apple, I'm going back to PC after this puppy kicks it.

    16 of 26 people found this useful