• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 6 months

    Mine broke after only 6 months. First it stopped charging. I had to move the cable around to get it to work. Then it just broke. I am stuck out of the country with no working adapter, no way to take it in for warranty and probably a couple weeks to get another. I wish they had the old power supply so I could use my iphone/ipod adapter.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Again

    I've had to buy 3 of these now. The thin end of the cord that attaches to the magnet part keeps breaking apart. I take very good care of my computer and it's accessories, and I feel if someone as cautious as me has to buy a new one of these every year, then the part is too easily broken. =(

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected better

    It's really sad, because I was just telling a friend that the "L" style magsafe was much better than the "T", but now the magsafe just broke off entirely from the wire. From the looks of it, the wire was twisting a lot and the threads finally just gave and snapped off. I can only assume it's from a lot of travel, but since it's a cord for a notebook of all things, it really should be able to withstand more than this. Portable machines need to travel better, WITH its charger. I haven't even had this one for more than two months.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the (lack of) hype!

    I don't know what the other reviewers are on about?

    Bought this as a replacement for my old T-shaped magsafe.

    I'm using an old style 13" white macbook, running Leopard with the most recent firmware upgrade.

    I've had absolutely no issue with the charger, and the metal connector does not get hot as many people have been saying!

    As far as I'm concerned, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

    17 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Surprising Non-Improvement

    Why change a good thing?

    Swapping out the original for the new "L" shaped adaptor is turning out to be a silly move, Apple. Frankly, I'm surprised: the "L" is less universal, more cumbersome, and less effective as a safety feature. I'm wondering how it made it past the first round of user trials...or IF there were user trials at all!

    Bottom line: if you're not moving forward with the usability of the design, it's not innovation. It's just change.

    The overall user rating on this product says it all - anything less than 4 stars is a crash-and-burn for Apple products, which normally score rave reviews. (Anyone reminded of the 3rd generation iPod Shuffle?)

    Let's have the original MagSafe design back, guys. As with the Shuffle, a return to the tried-and-true will restore this product's popularity, and we'll get those stars back up again in no time!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 years - broken

    Mine is not even two years old and it broke down yesterday night. Not cool buying a new one for 90 €.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very small, very useful

    Very small. I would recommend buying an 85W if you are replacing as it can charge both the macbook and the macbook pro. It costs the same so there is no reason to get one over the other. I like this for my macbook because of its small size and the magsafe end improvement is great. I wish the aluminum end was covered in some type of plastic because it contains nickel metal. I am allergic and this causes significant trouble as I can not touch the end. I was forced to buy a macbook as well because of this problem.

    Hopefully someday apple will offer an aluminum or titanium laptop which can be classified as nickel free for those who suffer from the sensitivity or allergy.

    1 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Terrible

    This is just as bad as the old Magsafe adapter. It's $80, and most pets (cat, dog, basically anything with teeth) can bite through the thin part of the cord (the only cord part that isn't replaceable) and ruin the adapter way too easily. I have gone through 3 of these for that reason, and am now using "Crittercord Mini" a product that makes it semi-immune to cat bites.

    The adapter also falters often and the light fails after about 3 months of use in some cases (I've had 4 of these, it's happened in 2).

    Unfortunately, we're all stuck with this adapter, there's no 3rd party option.

    11 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Early '08 Macbook

    It is true that this charger does work with older 2008 macbooks; however, it is likely that the charger won't work initially. For the older macbooks an update is required for this charger to work. Takes all of 5 minutes to get the thing working. All in all, not too many problems after installing the update.

    1 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insulation fails

    I bought the new design power supply after the power unit on my original power supply stopped working. With this new unit though, within 7 months, the insulating plastic around the cable has completely fallen apart. The material is a lot less flexible than on the original design and torques and twists around the metal wire inside. As a result it just starts tearing open and the tears spread along the wire.
    Half my cable is wrapped in insulating tape and the thing looks like a dog used it as a chew toy.
    My original cable I've had for two years and not a scratch on it. How this is supposed to be more sturdy, I don't know.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    How can a quality product, the Mac, ship with such a bad quality charger and battery. My battery went after 15 months and after 20 months now the charger is dead... what a shame

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger later

    and it still messing up works for a day or a month then just stops working the old chargers were fine why update them to something tht doesnt work.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought Mac was better than this

    My MacBook is 2 years & 2 months old and the MagSafe power adapter went out this week. 2 years...really? Shouldn't an Apple product last longer than that? Seeing how many poor reviews the power adapter gets, this appears to be the norm. I am disappointed and don't expect a long life from the replacement that I purchased today. Can't somebody in Cupertino engineer a better adapter? Please?

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Backwards compatibility power connection issues...

    BE WARNED late-'09 MBP owners with 'T' connector MagSafes. You might want to track down a 'T' MagSafe instead for less headaches. Been through 3 'L' MagSafes -- all warrantied by Apple under AppleCare -- with all displaying identical connection problems so back on the 'T' train now with no issues since.

    On side-by-side comparison of 'T' vs. 'L' you can see that gold male contacts in 'L' style are a fraction shorter (maybe a millimetre). Not sure if this was done to offset a change of the female contacts in 2010 models, but nevertheless it's enough of a change to cause pre-2010 MBPs to experience an inconsistent power connection and supply even with the magnet fully seated properly. Mine always worked for a couple weeks then failed.

    IMHO has nothing to do with SMC reset, SMC firmware 1.4 update, or taking out battery, which you can't on models with built-in batteries anyways. Simply is either a design oversight for older models or quality control issue on the manufacturing side. Keep in mind, you could very well find one that works for you, but after three identical failures I called it quits.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my mac, hate the charger

    Clearly there is a design flaw here. They made the wire thinner and then they made the "mag safe" out of metal...So every few months I have to get a new one.
    My friends older macbook charger is still working 5 years in and I am on my 3rd charger 1 year in? Would the good people @ Apple design a mag safe charger that I won't need to replace every few months or at least one that is easily repaired.
    I bought a Mac because I needed a computer I could travel with and depend on, but it looks like I bought an expensive computer that once the warranty ends is attached to the wall with a flawed device that will cost me a fortune to keep replacing.
    SO PLEASE Apple, go back to the old Mag Safe design and just reinforce it better.
    This current Mag Safe is garbage!

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad charger

    I have had my 13" charger for about a month and i treat it, along with the charger and case, like gold. About an hour ago the piece that connects the wire to the computer just separated... Since its the only charger you can get for this computer you should get it, just expect to buy another one...

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Charger

    I received this new charger in the mail literally last week. It is now dead and useless. I did nothing wrong. I kept it plugged into a safe plug. Here's the main thing: I only actually plugged it into my computer three total times, for a grand total of no more than 4 hours. Absolutely absurd. Never buying Apple again.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan of the new design

    This lets the wire work like a lever and apply torque to the power socket. Please bring back the mid-2009 design. I would rather replaced a frayed wire than worry about this.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never any problem with my Power Adapters

    Just want to add my experience with the power adapter. I guess people who review the product have had problems and therefore are purchasing a new one. We have bought several just for the convenience of not having to move the power cord each time we take the powerbook to another location. In all the years we have had powerbooks - probably 5 or 6 now we have never had one fail.

    4 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W magsafe charger

    This charger for my Macbook Pro 13'' died on me yesterday.
    Its not even 3 months old. About a week ago the charging had become intermittent and suddenly it died on me.I have a lot of work to do.And I am a stuent who does not earn.so paying $80 for a new charger is way too much.I hate when something happens to my mac when I have paid double the price for half the configuration.

    33 of 34 people found this useful