• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    New connector plug may not work with some macbook covers

    I just got the adapter as a backup for my macbook (original still works), so I don't know how well it will hold up, but it seems to be built well. The problem I encountered was that the new connector, that seems designed for the macbook air, is blocked from plugging in by the hard plastic cover that I got for it. I was able to chisel out the plastic cover enough to get it to work, but it seems a design flaw to use an L connector that hugs the mac so closely.

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    Lousy Powercord

    The only reason I'm here shopping is because my powercord only lasted about a year. The first one that came with the computer lasted about one and a half years. So now I'm buying my THIRD one in less than 3 years. At 75 dollars a whack - plus tax -- this is ridiculous! Apple computers are great, but the powercords are awful! Shame on you Apple! You're letting a little (but vital and absolutely essential) item ruin your good reputation!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord

    I just bought my Mac this year and the power cord no longer works - very disappointed.

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    Worst part of having my mac having such an amazing charger but died after 5 months! Due to the fact i real the wire around the flick up parts which it was designed for!!!! 50 quid is way too steep

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger no longer works

    Just bought the macbook and the accompanying charger in Dec 2010 and 3 months later the charger no longer works. I have to agree with the other users it also is very unsteady and wiggles in and out of place in the charger port.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, terrible product

    I would give this product 0 stars if they would allow it. I am on my 4th MagSafe now -- I take VERY good care of them making sure to follow all of the directions that the Apple geniuses have told me (don't yank it by the cable, don't wrap it too tightly, etc.). My first one from 2006 lasted nearly 3 years before it burned itself through the cable. My (free) replacement lasted for just over 6 months before the innards of the cable became weakened near the magnetic plug and stopped working. My third one lasted for barely over the 90-day warranty period (I'm really mad about this because the Apple store refuses to replace it without me shelling out yet again for a defectively made product. Apple really needs to step up their quality control!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had my Macbook Pro for 1 year and 4 months, my second charger just frayed out and no longer works. For something that cost me 80 dollars to replace in the first place, last June, I expected it to last AT LEAST A YEAR!!! Now, I have "00:22" minutes left on this battery and feel robbed that I have to shell out ANOTHER 80$ to get ANOTHER power cord.

    What a terrible product!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you aren't completely stupid

    This is a great Power Adapter. It is better than the old design as said by many in the reviews. For those who are considering buying one, don't pay attention to the idiots that can't take care of their equipment. I have had mine for quite a while now with no problems. The people who complain of fraying are simply careless.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I love most of what Apple does, but do they really need to sell you an entire Power Adaptor when all I was looking for was the extension cord. 85 bucks for a new power cord seems a tad excessive to me.

    And I agree, the product needs to be better conceived. Make the product a little more durable, perhaps make a rotating mag so you can position it however you choose, and then make it bomb-proof. I'm sick of getting nickel and dimed by this company. I've spent thousands of dollars on this company's products, music, movies, etc. over the years.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt my 13' 2008 Black MacBook Power Connector

    My original Power Adapter died and I decided to buy this brand-new & slicker design charger trusting Apple's quality and care for compatibility.

    What a disappointment and frustration when after the (supposed to solve all problems) firmware upgrade the charger:

    1/ Keeps being on-and-off depending on the connectors' position (?!?)
    2/ Becomes ultra-hot at the metallic-connector level
    3/ Sometimes, don't decide to start charging (keeps being green whereas I'm 5% battery)
    4/ Makes my MacBook connector smell like (and indeed it is) burnt/melt plastic!

    Solution: Few months later I just bought an "old design" charger model and everything came back to normal.

    Conclusion: I'm sorry to say this but I think this product doesn't even deserve a star.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    My original, and the new one i just bought 3 1/2 months ago have both frayed out at the end, exposing the inner wire. very disappointed.

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    Terrible fit, wiggles up and down all the time causing the computer to charge then not charge. While I haven't seen any ill effects on the battery life, it's rather annoying seeing the screen light up then darken as it registers the charge, or lack there of.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    Apple makes great laptops and desktops but I don't understand why they can't make a STURDY, LONG LASTING ADAPTER to charge our MacBooks with. This is by far the worst power adapter I've ever used. It's definitely a downgrade from the original adapter (which lasted a good year for me). This new one is already shorting out, not holding a charge and over heating barely three and a half months after purchasing it. That's inexcusable.

    $79.00 for a product like this is unjustifiable and way overpriced. Apple needs to either bring the price down so I can be able buy another one every time it starts shorting out or come up with a better design that is worthy of paying $79.00 for. I would strongly suggest the second choice.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe for 13" book

    Started with the old one, the cable wore at the magnetic plug, like others have said. Went to the updated one; first one, bought at BestBuy, didn't last a year, has quit working. Bought 2nd one from a local authorized Mac repair guy, buys his stuff from Apple. Will see........

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable.

    This is the second time mine has broke. It seems like this is an issue for a lot of people too. Why make a product if it isn't going to last? It is kind of frustrating because I am a student, and I can't do any work now until I get my new charger shipped in.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most awful product from Apple

    I've had my MacBook Pro since late 2009 and this is the second charger I have gone through. The first died on the day my warranty finished and I got it changed from Apple. Basically the problem was that MagSafe was showing yellow and blinking orange colour but not charging at all.

    NOw after 6 months of changing the second one to a L shaped, It is showing some sort of weird problem. It shows yellow on one side and orange on the other side and it takes twice as long to charge the battery.

    I am really upset by this and hope Apple come up with some ownership of the problem. I'm now out of warranty and have to fork out £50 for a new one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive to replace

    I resent the fact that a simple (but ever-so-very necessary) replacement part should be so expensive. This is my third power cord in less than 4 months since buying my new computer (I left one somewhere, and my cat chewed through one). My computer is useless without it, but it doesn't seem like it should have to cost $80 to get get electricity from the wall into the computer. Thanks to apple's tweaks (the little magnetic connector), I can't even substitute the power cord I have from my old ibook.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    I've read all the other reviews and each situation may be different, but as for my experience, I love the product. I've had my MacBook Pro now about nine months and the charger has worked perfectly every time. It doesn't overheat or get warm at all and I love the ease of connecting it to the machine. I would love to buy a second one for the office, but the $80 is a little steep for that luxury.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    highway robbery.

    Honestly I don't know where this company finds the nerve to charge $80 for replacement chargers. I have had my computer for about a year and have gone through 2 chargers. The last one didnt last me 3 months before it started its rapid decline. It's ludicrous that they havent come up with a more durable product at this point. As a student I can't be worrying if my computer is suddenly going to be rendered useless because my charger is a piece. I have neither the time or money to be wasting going back and for the the store for new chargers...espercially when I did nothing wrong to make it stop working. Absolutely ridiculous. Awful product.

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