• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A laptop without a charger...

    I'm a student, saving up for a Mac Book Pro was a struggle enough now i have to replace the power adapter constantly! Not only that but to have them just rip and break all the time means that I can't hand in my work! Thanks for making my academic career that much more of a struggle Apple. Thank you.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    would give 0 stars if I would

    I've had 2 of these. The insulation on both near the connector to the laptop started falling apart in less than a year on both. I've got an appointment with a freaking genius on tuesday - if they don't replace it I'm going to scream. Plus, why do they cost so much anyway? Especially if they don't last anything like a reasonable amount of time? And going by the other reviews here, this is a known problem, Apple. Looks like you're out of ideas on this one. If the next power cord I have does the same thing, my next laptop is going to be a thinkpad.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1500+ bad reviews vs. -200 good? Yes, there is a problem!

    The original T style adapter quit working after about a year. I was lucky enough to get a free replacement with the new L style one. From day one I have hated the "sticky" insulation on the new cords and now the insulation on the DC cord, about 2 inches from the L plug, has split and exposed the wiring inside. So, I am now in the market for a 3rd adapter in about 2 years. Come on Apple, more than 1500 1 and 2 star reviews vs. less than 200 4 and 5 star reviews? There is a problem with this product!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On number 3

    I have had my MacBook for just over a year and on my third charger. The last two sparked, and got extremely hot! The last one sparked and got so hot the plastic melted on the charger!!! I am not sure that I will buy another MacBook even though I love apple products!! Seriously, design a new one before something tragic happens! I'm glad it happened when I was home!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT MIX AND MATCH

    So first of all this is a battery charger we're reviewing, it should not have this many bad reviews it either works or it doesn't the rest of it is how well you take care of your things.

    One thing Apple won't tell you though is some parts are just not compatible with other parts just because Apple likes to upgrade things and end up overlooking what is not being mentioned. Chargers especially. If you have a MACBOOK and are using the MACBOOK PRO charger, this will drain the MACBOOK'S battery. If you are charging a MACBOOK PRO with a MACBOOK charger this will kill the charger. DO NOT MIX AND MATCH!

    These chargers are made specifically for that computer model, so next time you purchase a charger or battery make sure you look up the model number not just the style of your computer.

    0 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This will be my third purchase in three years.

    I'll wobble the adaptor until i get that red light, sometimes it will randomly go off again and i'll have to play around with the cord to find that sweet spot... until now. Its gotten to the point where wriggling don't work. Which leads me to the apple store to buy the adaptor or alternatively head to ebay to get a cheaper knockoff given that the shelf life is anywhere between 3 - 12 months anyway.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design ever award

    FOUR count them FOUR of these terribly designed power sources in FOUR years. Given that they cost about 100 bucks a pop, that's almost half the cost of the computer, AND the last time I argued for a free replacement, it took me hours of my time, a lot of anger, and an encounter with mac people that left me frustrated and shaking my head.

    Mac should replace these cords free of charge without the high drama required to get them to admit that the cord design is faulty, that they've made a terrible mistake, and that it's insane to charge 80 bucks for a cord.

    at the very least, they should charge no more than 20 bucks for a replacement. The bad energy I gather up every time I think about this stupid charger issue is enough to make me decide against replacing my computer (which I'm planning to do soon) with another mac.

    I hate it when a company makes a bad product design and then doesn't admit it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 years...

    this last me like 2 years and its broken now..i don't how it works but always happen to me. and its quite expensive too especially is you need to go apple store in oslo.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe power adapter

    Apple should have NEVER changed the design for the magsafe power adapter. The whole reason behind the magsafe technology was to prevent your computer from being thrown off the desk if the wire were to get caught and tugged. These new magsafe adapters do not release your laptop as easily. Also, you are forced into plugging with the wire going behind your computer. The old power adapters allowed didn't block the extra usb space. Apple PLEASE get on this!!! I would have given it LESS than one star, but I wasn't able to.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on Adapter Number 3 now

    The adaptor is horrible. It does not last long at all. I've had my Macbook Pro since 2010 and I've already had three adaptors. $80 for an adaptor is absolutely ridiculous especially since it can barely last longer than two years. That price needs to come down to the $30-50 range.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very bad

    The most useless design ever. i am tired of buying new adapters in past two years. not at all robust. gets frayed esily. the wire gets disconnected at L point connector

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh...

    Reading other reviews it seems I get a much better life out of my chargers than the average person, but that may be because I baby them. WAY overpriced for the quality, especially compared to other Apple products. I'm happy to pay for quality but this is definitely not that. Great computers, horrible chargers.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good Apple

    I have a MacBook Pro (15), and not too long ago bought one for my wife. I love the computer, but hate the charger. The adapter is way too expensive $80, come on Apple you must do better. If you don't want to fix the problem, then drop the price, I think $30, or $50 will be better than spending $80 for a charger that don't last long.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Chargers

    I have bought 3 of these $80 chargers in the four years that I have had my laptop. I love Apple like I'm a crazy fan & am highly devoted. But I'm a college student now who needs to save money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, terrible product

    When we bought our Macbook Pro, I expected it to be a high quality product with a long trouble-free experience. Afterall, it cost 2-3 times as much as other consumer notebook computers we had from HP that endure much harsher treatment including use by children.

    Aside from the malfunctioning keyboard, and battery going dead, the biggest problem that Apple continues to provide such a poor product in its magsafe power supplies is an entirely different issue. We have now gone through three supplies and need a fourth. We try and treat them as gingerly as possible, but they still fray. I expected the MBP to be a high-quality product with good long-term reliability. The power supply is the worst of the issues.

    Very disappointed in Apple. You get the look and operation right, but the aesthetics apparently come at the sacrifice of quality. I would leave the rating to 0 stars on the magsafe adapter if I could, but I must give it at least one star to post the review.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    Mac laptop power supplies have always been the poorest part of the Mac laptop experience. This one is the worst there has ever been. At the lightest touch or pull it becomes detached and you are running on battery power. You have to constantly check it is still plugged in place. If you have the laptop on your lap the slightest move dislodges the magnetic tap. This can happen twenty times in a day's work. Really Apple ought to have rethought the design of this before letting it out on the world. Only way to make it work consistently is to tape it in place.
    If I could give zero stars I would.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through FOUR chargers...

    Between my mom and myself, we have been through FOUR apple chargers! Everyone of them the small wire has frayed and shorted out. The last one was even sparking! My iPhone charger is starting to do the same thing too! This is crazy. I can not afford to buy another one (80.00 charger), so I am going to purchase a generic one this time. It can't be any worse. What good is a $2,000 MacBook PRO laptop with no charge??? :-( please lower the price of these and make them better quality!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem

    I have owned two MacBooks both with the MagSafe Power Adapters and have never had a problem in over 6 years of constant use. I like the design and appreciate that when I am occasionally clumsy and trip over the cord that it just pops out and doesn't send my laptop to the floor.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISPOSABLE

    3rd charger I've had to buy in a year. I would give it no stars if I could.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers Break too easily

    Apple needs to rethink their design on chargers. I've been through 3 chargers in 3 years. They break too easily

    8 of 8 people found this useful