• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is up with this?

    I just bought a macbook pro for $1200 just a little over a week ago and this power adapter has stopped working already. 80 bucks to replace it. I'm not even sure if it's worth it because reading all these other user reviews shows that it does not last very long at all. You shouldn't have to pay 80 dollars every 6 months to keep using a product you spent over a thousand dollars to buy.

    Stop ripping people off Apple!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    ThIs charger lasts about two weeks then shorts out. I am on my 3rd now in two months. The old one may have taken more stress but lasted longer. Apple, is this some demonic scheme to make your customers continue spending money? I always loved my Mac but this is ridiculous. I think it's time to get back to the drawing table and you should consider recalling this adapter and giving your customers one that works!!!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ten Times worse!

    I have bought three of these in the past YEAR! And they work fine for about 2 weeks before botching out completely. No light, no charge, nothing. They may be supposed to be a better design, but if you ask me, they are ten times worse then the old design considering the old one lasted me so much longer, and you know what, I've only had one of the old designs that has ever botched out on me. If you ask me, this is some ploy to get customers to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on an item that just doesn't last! Sorry Apple, I don't have time or the money for the stuff, so make a butter cord or go back to the old one because this is ridiculous!

    My opinion for future customers. Avoid this problem and go back to using a PC. It's much less problematic!

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought - quite disappointed :(

    My power adapter that originally came with my Macbook just died two days ago after endless tries of twisting the chord and switching outlets and setting the laptop in a certain position for the green light charge. So, after endless attempt the charger just died one day so went to the Apple Store to buy this new product. At first, I was delighted by the product because it allowed my laptop to work and it didn't fall off as easily as the older version. Two days later, my power adapter is no longer working !!!!! I just bought it two days ago!!!! Going back in to return it for a new one. I use this laptop for everything! :(

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    This item shorted out on me faster than any charger I've ever owned. For $79, I expect it to last more than 7 months, especially when it had been meticulously cared for and gently handled.

    Sad to have to buy another replacement so soon.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 - 9 months

    Be prepared to replace every 6 - 9 months.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long.

    Much like many of the other reviews, my cord seems to be shorting out after about 6 months of normal use. I have to constantly hold it at strange angles and keep fidgeting with it to keep it from dying. It may not fall out as easily as the previous cord design, but I'd rather have one that I have to keep reattaching than one that outright doesn't work most of the time.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    :(

    Stopped working within 6 months of purchasing....very irritating. Another $80 down the drain for Apple...

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed !!!

    I'm a huge Apple fan but this power adapter is the worst adapter ever.
    I love my Macbook and had mine for less than 3years but I have gone through 3 power adapters already. The cord just breaks so easily. It's absolutely ridiculous, its beyond a joke!!!!
    Honestly, this is such a POOR PRODUCT for such a quality brand.
    PLEASE PLEASE Apple fix this problem and start listening to your dedicated customers.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed power adapter in less than 6 months.

    I purchased the macbook pro in Nov. 2010, power adapter failed Feb. 2011. Machine is still working for now.

    Had to resort to my old macbook power adapter (June 2006), that machine is also running well. Believe me, my old adapter has seen better days and still works.

    This power adapter is a major disappointment. Makes you question the build quality on the products of today. If there is equipment failure, then a recall should be in effect.

    Advice, if you can find the older power adapter hold on to it. $79.00 for a failed piece of equipment, with no guarantee. Apple that is just wrong!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple, you can do better.

    Like most people here, I'm about to go shell out money for my 3rd cord in just over a year. The power cord is over-priced to begin with, but you would think for the amount of money they're charging the product would be a better quality.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBP power adapter a failure

    got my MBP on July of 2010 my 60W adapter failed in Jan 2011. The MBP still works fine, had to buy a replacement power adapter. Wish the power adapter lasted longer than just 6 month.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work.

    I had the power adapter 4 moths before it died on me. It's a fail as a product. The adapter should last much longer than what it did especially when I am not misusing it or anything.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy! :(

    First of these started playing up after about 12 months, wires into the magnetic head we showing and the cable had to be held at an awkward angle for it to work at all. Replacement cost £40 and has lasted a whole FOUR months. No idea what's up this time, started working intermittently one evening, and the next morning was completely kaput. Not a sign on life from it since.

    Apple, perhaps you should take some of your 'how bloody thin can we make it now' designers and get them working on a power adapter with a longer life than the milk in my fridge. It's an absolute joke. I think we pay enough for your machines in the first place, without having to shell out again just to get the bloody things to work. You should be ashamed!

    Not buying Apple again.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after a year

    They break where the cord enters the block.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of junk

    I'm on my third cord in less then two years. The last one stopped working 4 months after I got it. It is a bad design. The worst part is there is no option, this is the only cord available.

    This is my first and last Apple!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one just died, going on 4

    I'm an electrical engineering student at UCSD; I'm not destroying these supplies by misuse. They simply fail. I love apple computers, but the power supplies seriously anger me.

    Pros:
    - MagSafe idea is a fantastic one that should have been thought of years ago

    Cons:
    - They will die from a power surge if something shorts on the same power strip
    - They will die from overheat if you put a single sticker on them
    - They will INEVITABLY die from strain where the power supply and DC cable meet. A super thin cable with a heavy brick of electronics dangling from it is going to fail.
    - As much as I want to, I can't buy a third party power supply

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak component

    I was glad to see I was not the only one with a problem. My power adapter cord also frayed by the head causing a poor connection when charging. Did not last long at all, and I do not abuse it. I would think for 79.00, they would use better materials or come up with a better design.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    I have had my macbook for three years and at the moment im running on my last battery power as yet again another charger has broken 4 in three years is just insane. so far i e spent 200£ on chargers and another 90 on a battery. when will apple sort out there charging issues !!!!

    72 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long at all

    I have to say... when it comes to computers, apple is very successful at giving many people what they want but when it comes to the power cord, they miss by a mile. I have had the power cord that came with my computer for 8 month when it broke, first I had to wiggle it near the head until I saw the green light, then I had to tug at it and keep it in a particular position for the green light to stay lit, last it just would be plugged in and the charge icon would be on, on my computer but the parentheses would say not charging. This got me soooooo frustrated. It was ridiculous the lengths I went to have the green light stay this way until my computer was fully charges. I tried putting tape where the wire separated from the head and I even tried glue. Many of you who are reading this may think I was abusing the power cord but in fact I took great care of it. The only thing that was wrong with it was the connection port between where it plugged into my computer and where the wire ended. The rubber around that area to keep the wire stead began to come loose and that was where my troubles started. I know many people have trouble wit this area of the power cord as well but if apple would only listen Im pretty sure they would get a lot more happier customers.

    21 of 22 people found this useful