• 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.

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

    - 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


    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment.

    I love my Macbook and every part about it... except this. After 11 and 1/2 months from buying my Mac, the charger cable started to go out on me. Sometimes when I touched it it even would feel extremely hot. Luckily for me, though, I still had Apple's lovely warranty and was able to receive a new charger for free.

    Apple please either cut the price or improve the quality of this charger!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    fix the problem with these Apple!!!

    I have a spring 2010 edition of the macbook pro. Already had to replace this power cable. Thats less than a year...this problem needs to be fixed...especially at $80 bucks a pop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Help me please.

    I've had my Macbook Pro 13" since the beginning of July.
    It's January now, and the charger is really making me mad.
    Whenever the cord is in an awkward position, it just stops charging, so what do I do?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd power adapter in 1 yr

    I'm on my 2nd adapter in 1 yr. If this wasn't apple, I would think this was a pretty good scam going. Buy a computer and have to spend 80 bucks a year to keep it going. Fix this problem apple. You're messing with your customer base!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deja Vu! One year and out... A very bad product

    I bought my MacBook in January 2010 and have used it and the adapter with a lot of care. Last week I noticed there was no green light on the adapter. Initially I thought it was a connection problem on the power strip but after wiggling around the wire I figured out there was a problem with the wire. Yesterday I noticed that the cable came out of the magnetic piece. Today it stopped working.

    $80 isn't a small amount to spend for a student or for most people. The MacBook is an awesome product(5 stars flat) but I give the adapter one star. Hope Apple takes note of this and fixes the problem. Or at least provides warranty...

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate the cord - too stiff

    I just got a computer that came with this new adapter. At first I really liked it because the magnetic plug for the computer is much flatter than it used to be so it doesn't pop out as easily as it used to, BUT I have changed my mind. The plug is still great, but the cord is AWFUL! Its too stiff and so I find myself fighting with it all the time! It has made the adapter a real pain. Instead of resting nicely on the ground, the cord maintains its original form to a degree so it it always twisted. When I try to wrap it up, it only wraps in the way it "wants". Sometimes the magnet plug even pop out of the computer when I move because the cord doesn't want to twist/move at all. The same is true for the extra long-cord that comes with it (for the wall plug). I wish Apple would bring back the old cord!

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so expensive?

    I was looking to buy a second power adapter since I move around the house so much, but $79? -forget it.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th in 2 years!

    These things are junk. I appreciate the magnetic attachment to these things but they are simply junk. I have had to purchase 3 of these in 2 years. Apple, get it together.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability Zero

    This is the definition for non-durable. The Magsafe adapter! Either make it solid and durable for more than just a few months OR COVER a replacement on the service/applecare. Crapware with a price not even close to the durability or even SANITY.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Here we go again! I'm on adapter #4!

    I love my Mac computer, but I continue to have adapter trouble. In the last 2 years, I've had my adapter replaced 3 times and the "newest" one is about to go. There's a kink in it somewhere that prohibits power flow. This is extremely annoying! All the reviews are right: if Apple is such a technologically-advanced company why can't they construct a power adapter that lasts?!? I mean, it's all and good if your products look cool, but it also needs to function! Revamp you design and get it right! It's just pathetic. And the apathy you guys show your consumers is enraging.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd adapter has gone down... now onto 3rd

    Let's be honest; the reviews here are going to be high because the thing works or low because it doesn't. Myself, my second adapter in just over 3 years has died and I'm about to be forced into buying a third.

    This is ridiculous.

    For a company that touts its world leading design, you think Apple could come up with a design for their power adapter -- the least high-tech, easily perfected element of the whole system -- that would ensure that they don't die on a regular basis. Seriously... it's a power adapter! How hard is it to make one that constantly doesn't die.

    Get your act in gear Apple. This is embarrassing to the company's reputation.

    32 of 32 people found this useful