• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Burned my hand

    This power adapter is incredibly unsafe. I have a small blister on my hand from touching it yesterday. The Genius Bar told me not to touch it. To keep the computer out of reach of my kids (9&12...it's a family computer!?) and to put the computer on a flame resistant surface when I'm not home so my house doesn't burn down.


  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    60w Magsafe for White MacBook runnigng Snow Leopard

    Was a bit worried after reading the reviews but went ahead and brought one anyway. Have had no problems. No firmware updated needed, just a happy owner with a MacBook that now has power.

    16 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New style, same problems.

    I have replaced 5 going on 6 power supplies over two years on one machine, all with the same problem, they start shorting out, overheating, and eventually totally die. I thought this new design would fix that problem, since the design seems to put less stress on the connection, and the cord is more substantial, but the new one is shorting out and overheating after only 3 months this time, which is faster than before.

    The new design has not fixed the problem, and I'm now in the market for a new notebook, and I probably won't be buying a Macbook because of this. It is ridiculous to pay almost $500 on power supplies over 2 years. That is an extreme hidden cost of an already overpriced computer in my opinion.

    280 of 295 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Cat ate my first charger. This one just decided to stop working. Hooray for number three. Too bad no third party chargers are any more reliable. My sister has gone through at least three, 2 being directly from Apple itself.... Time for an update perhaps?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved design, horrendous build quality

    Bought this to replace the original power adapter that came with my first generation Macbook after it began to fail over 4 years of continuous use. It took this new adapter less than 2 weeks to do the same thing. The design is much better than the last adapter, as the previous one would weaken where the wire and DC connector met through bending (which caused my original to fail over time). Unfortunately this design is wasted on this adapter, who's quality is much worse than the previous model. The DC wire feels much cheaper and less durable, as does the plug for the outlet. My previous adapter was hauled everywhere I went and was treated fairly rough at times, and it held out through it all. This adapter has essentially been stationary since purchase (I have yet to even wrap the DC cord) and it has failed continuously, needing to be stationary in a very odd position to maintain current. One significant positive is that it produces less heat than the last model, which tended to get fairly hot over time. Overall, this product has an excellent design, but it's poor quality makes the already steep cost very insulting.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced rip-off, too sensitive to wetness

    My 1st grandson pulled out the cord while I was in the computer. Before I could get it back, he stuck the mag safe in his mouth. Once again, now grandson #2, same thing. And once again, the power adapter will not work. Another $80 down the drain. I do not understand how with such a good design Apple couldn't go one step further. There should be the ability to just replace the mag safe connector, going into the power unit. This way, you do not need to replace the entire unit if the connector is the damaged piece. And hopefully, not be gouged by Apple for so much $$$$.
    I guess ........ spit happens.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and not durable

    Very expensive to replace and the cord just is not durable. Even back when the iBook was out I also had to replace my cable then so obviously little improvement has been made in the durability of Apple power cords very unfortunate for a customer on a budget but very fortunate for a company looking to make extra money.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple chargers (and Apple cables in general) are unfortunately of such a bad quality that it's laughable - and this charger is of no exception. And are priced so high that it is an insult. Unfortunately you don't have any other choice when you use the rest of their hardware (which is great). Either they break where the wire meets the plug (as in their USB and such cables) or they break where the cable meets the adaptor (as in their power adaptors). Even when you use the well know "loop the cable beforehand if you intend to wind the cable up on the 2 hooks" technique they break (yes. The to hooks strain the cable even more if you actually just use them the way you would THINK that they should work - what "intuitive design").
    I'm working through my THIRD adaptor in three years.
    Thank you Apple....not

    64 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works but comes apart

    cable comes apart at the power block in the middle, never wrap the cable around the provided hooks, it bends the cable form the block to your mac at a stupid degree, and frays it. still works, but risk of electrocution/burns :(

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    It works now but I would have appreciated a big red arrow pointing me in the direction of the firmware update required for an older MacBook before I spent ages feeling like a dumb blonde when I couldn't get it to work.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good & Bad

    I really love the design of the adapter, but I must say that it was not made for people who move up and down with their macbook.
    I've had my Macbook Pro for 14 months, and I just had to replace my adapter.
    It started heating up, and it would not give me the amber nor bright green lights. I had to move it around in different positions, and keep my computer in one place for it to charge. This shortage in power supply really affected my computers ability to retain charge.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    I replaced my t style old power cable with this after squashing the old one in a door...read the reviews and felt worried as so many comments said it doesn't work. Why was I worried? Opened the box, plugged it in, charged the laptop. Thanks Apple- it is expensive but if I used a PC I would have spent this much just on virus protection this year...

    15 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this adapter

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 6 months and I am having all kinds of issues with the adapter you have to wiggle it to get it to work. I can't move my laptop because it bends and it stops working. It overheats and it goes off at random....Apple needs to come up with a better product because this ruins my whole I love Mac Experience..

    70 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly TERRIBLE design.

    Unless you like a naked, vulnerable mac, this power adapter will make your life miserable. I use a Speck case which forces the new, redesigned power adapter, to cover the ethernet port and the majority of the first USB port.

    Ordering the original style one tomorrow from Amazon and returning this counter-intuitive power adapter.

    The original version worked flawless for me. Only reason I had to buy a new one was because an airline stole my MacBook charger and my iPhone charger from my luggage.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure in redesign

    I've had my macbook for four years and recently had to buy my third magsafe. These things are not designed for longevity and I've begrudgingly accepted that. The latest MagSafe I bought had the new redesigned plug. Let me tell you, it is a hassle! I am CONSTANTLY having to push it in to make sure that it is charging. The redesign has shifted the pull on the plug so that if the laptop is on your lap, one side of the power jack will randomly lodge out and you have to push it back in. This is yet another failure on the part of MagSafe. This coupled with the fact that this is my third $70 adapter for the same laptop leads me to give it the one star it has so rightfully earned!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 3 months

    Absurdly expensive for what it is, doubly so when it burns out so quickly. I bought mine abroad, was back-packing, have mislaid the receipt and doubt Apple will replace it. Will delete this review if they do.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent with room for improvement....

    As a new Mac user, the MagSafe power adapter was one of those features that just floored me as an obvious, ingenious, and elegant solution to the more easily damaged power connectors I've used on PC laptops before.

    With a few month of use, I've really liked: the dual-led, dual-state lights on the connector itself (green for charged, orange for charging, visible on both sides) - the option to carry the longer wall cable or adapt the DC adapter as a direct wall plug (less to carry on most days) - the cable itself is quite narrow/slim so it doesn't take up much room in my bag - the DC adapter has flip-out guides for easy cable wrap storage - the new L style connector routes the cable much more sensibly on the desk than the older T style connector, IMHO...

    However, there are some things to nit-pick: the flip-out cable wrap guides are weak and seem to me as if they will break in the near future based on the reality of abuse that my book bag suffers; why not simply mold a guide track into the DC adapter body (this would leave nothing to break, and is an elegant and simple solution to this problem) - the clip attached to the cable to keep it wrapped around the adapter during transit is super weak, it never holds the cable wrapped (not once has it remained gripped to the cable in transit); please make a more secure clip.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad angle

    The angle this cord attaches at is not an improvement! Having a 13" cord doesn't seem like a bonus when I can't move the computer or set it down without the cord coming out. There is a permanent kink in the cord after just one month.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter

    I recently bought my first Mac and love it so far, but this power adapter has such a short cord I rarely ever use it, and will end up wearing down on my battery. Apple needs to come out with a smaller adapter and a much longer cord, or at least the option of having a longer cord.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after less than 60days

    It came with a new 13macbook pro. Hardly used not even a dozen recharges before it failed. The difference in quality of materials between this "new" power unit and the one that came with my Macbook (circa Tiger OS) is VERY NOTICEABLE and is not the usual Apple quality. In fact, the magsafe that came with Tiger OS macbook is still working just fine. This is really DISAPPOINTING ... watch out !

    7 of 8 people found this useful