• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a piece of garbage

    The worst experience I ever had; my fourth adopter just failed. Each one only lasted for about 8 months. Now what to do?

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, have had 3 in 3.5 years

    These are awful chargers, and so expensive for something that keeps breaking. You expect more when you pay so much for a laptop. Unfortunately the fake ones are no better and potentially dangerous. Hope something is done about this soon.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of low quality junk

    Another power adaptor failed. I have to replace these pretty much each year. Doesn't matter how carefully you treat these things, they are fundamentally flawed. I have 14 significant individual Apple products ( iPods, iPads, MacBooks, Mac TV, Mac mini ....) and these adaptors are singly the only thing with which I have an ongoing problem. Evidently a design problem, which perhaps the wonder-designers can't work out... Poor after sales service too. Apple becoming just another electrical consumable producer.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Failures of 60W Magsafe Power Adapter

    Second of my power adapaters has now broken after only 3 uses, clearly a flaw in the product I hope Apple has resolved / will do soon. I would not recommend but there are no alternatives I know of.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    RUN!

    I'm on my third charger in past two years. This will be the LAST time I buy a charger if I buy one before I consider going back to PC. The little white box on the charger got really hot this previous time and later that day I realized that it had melted the rubber on the little cord so now the wires are exposed. I got some tape to tape it up and I'm going to try and ride this one out. Shame on you Apple.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty charger

    I absolutely love my MacBook pro! This computer is the reason that I got into Web and Graphic design, but these chargers are something else. I have had my computer for 2 years and I have gone through 3 chargers. I will admit, coming from a PC, I roughed up the first one, but I absolutely babied the other 2 and they still broke on me. I found a place that will replace my charger a little better than AppleCare would though. It's kinda like charger insurance. It's my fix until Apple comes up with a better solution. It's called mac charger replacement on FaceBook. Hope this helps guys :)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire Hazard. Burnt cable.

    The part where the thin cable meets the adaptor starting heating up, turning yellow-ish, then split, frayed, and how it's dangling hopelessly. This is obviously an engineering defect, but I guess Apple doesn't care. Disappointing. I'm going to go get some ice cream and be happy again.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fed up.

    As much as I love my macbook I have gone through 6 chargers in the past 4 years. One of the chargers was returned within 4 months and within those months I didn't use it all. My first charger was torn up after about a year but every charger after that just stopped working. The only way to get it to work is to move the cord around until the green light turns on. This seems to be an ongoing thing. Apple should really fix this issue

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Charger

    I have had my macbook pro for about three years, and have replaced its charger twice. I have read many other reviews that have had this same problem. The first one lasted about two years, but the second one only lasted one. It isn't cheap to replace these, and I hope apple has been working to improve their quality.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last!

    I've had my MacBook Pro for a tiny bit over a year.

    I had to replace the charger TWICE! I didn't even do anything to the charger... it just randomly tears... AND $80 TO REPLACE!?!?! THATS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY! I also don't have a apple store near me so if it tears I have to travel 1.5 hours because I rely on my computer.

    NICE COMPUTER. BAD CHARGERS.

    THIS CHARGER HAS VERY BAD REVIEWS FOR MY EXACT REASONS I'VE LISTED.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    This is a necessary object to buy if you lose your charger, but it's way too expensive for what it is

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed: 3rd charger in 5 years

    I have had my MacBook for 5 years now with minimal issues, yet I'm on my 3rd charger. It seems like a common problem if you look at the other reviews on this product. It's very frustrating to have to buy charger after charger at 80 some dollars a piece. I bought a Mac because I had heard about their outstanding reliability. It seems this only goes for the laptop itself, not the accessories. You would think that Apple would address the issue with so many dissatisfied customers.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke

    I feel like we pay a surcharge to be part of some excllusive club, $99 AUD for a charger, pathetic

    after all the terrible reviews on here you think Apple would get the idea, fix it!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't be an Apple...

    Chargers just stop working for NO reason! This will be my 3rd charger in 2years and I can't blame it on wear & tear. This has to be by far the poorest apple product I own. My last laptop was a dell, had for over 4 years, replaced charger once for $30 not $80 x3! Apple should fix this because my loyalty (and looks like many others too) is wearing thin.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it gave up on itself and now it broke

    I used to use this charger a lot.
    It used to work well and would last.
    Now about half a year ago it would just constantly need to be used on my Mac. Then it would burn up so hot that it would be hot to the touch, and would burn my fingers when i'd touch it. This would happen within the first 20 minutes of charging even when the Mac was off.
    I really need to use my Mac sometimes but I don't like the fact how I can't use it because of the dodgy charger.
    Now just recently I found out it burned out again, then the Charger Connector Cables connecting to the adapter BURNED OUT! The cables disintegrated because I had been normally charging my Mac!

    I see nothing safe about this magsafe product - I don't even know what magsafe means - but really annoyed at the unreliability of these chargers.
    I'd rather recommend getting a Mac Desktop. That's what I want to do, so I wouldn't be bothered using these horrid chargers ever again. Oh and it's totally overpriced as well ! Shame on you, Apple! :( :( :(

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cr*ptastic failure mode. Make the connector replaceable!

    I'm now the owner of several perfectly good MagSafe adapters, other than the fact that the tiny pins have jammed up and no longer connect. I'm tired of shelling out close to $100 for the failure of a tiny part.

    Here's an idea: Make the actual MagSafe cord something which can be replaced by plugging it into the brick, just like the AC side of things. Then you can only stick me for $20-$30 or so when I inevitably replace the failing part, but at least won't have to chuck the whole thing.

    C'mon Apple, innovate (and score some eco-points - I can only imagine how many of these adapters have ended up in landfills...)

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ONE MONTH

    After my first charger stopped working after 3 years, i was disappointed, but I let it go, because i felt it has suffered enough in that time, travelling to uni every day and being beaten up in general. I was shocked at the ridiculous price of a new charger but thought it best to stick to Apple because i knew and trusted the old product. I have had this new charger for a month (seriously) FOUR WEEKS and it has now broken. The plastic is still wrapped around it, and i haven't even taken the extension cord out of the box. I have treated this new charger like a god and it has just thrown the goat i sacrificed right back in my face. I love the ease of attaching/detaching the charger, and how the L shape sits so close to the laptop, reducing the stress i'd put on it, but to have it stop working after just 4 weeks, for that price, this seriously needs to be looked at.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Cord / Adapters - Generally Speaking ..

    I have had my MacBook for 5 years and I am on my third power cord / cable / adapter. $89.00 each. I do not understand with all the negative feedback on this product, especially given the cost, that Apple is not addressing it. I was also frustrated when my mate got a newer version Ipad than I had only to discover our power cords are not compatible and we must travel with multiple cords.

    For years I have been true to Mac, but this, along with the falling behind of compatibility issues I have sharing data with PC users is making me re-think it all. If this is an attempt at a repeatable revenue draw it is frustrtating. To win back my loyalty I would like to see Apple move to having all cords both quality and compatible. A customer first approach, which was what Apple used to represent.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality, ridiculous price

    I am extremely gentle with my chargers, but given enough time the same problem always happens. The rubber casing always starts to come off, and before long the charger stops working due to a short caused by the exposed wires. I have gone through far too many of these cables, and for the INSANE price of 79.99 they should be made of higher quality rubber. The same issue is present in the iphone chargers, horribly cheap rubber leads to exposed wires, leads to a useless cable. Apple should address this issue, because I have spent far too much money on these chargers, and because of Apple's predatory business practices there are no safe alternatives to their chargers for macbooks. At least with the iphones they sell a 3rd party cable in the apple store (physical store only) that is a flat cable made of superior quality rubber. I wish they would do the same for macbooks because I just want a cable that lasts.

    In case anyone is wondering: I never coil my cables - even though they have prongs on the power block specifically for that so you would think the cables could withstand that.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not fair

    we pay so much for these products. (i'm even going off the iPhone now). cable has burnt out, after my warranty, but its still a defect and i have to buy a new one. they blame me when i have used another apple charger for an ibook for 9 years. ridiculous!

    10 of 11 people found this useful