• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expect better from Apple!

    Had my MacBook Pro about 1 1/2 years and the power cord just quit. Won't charge and won't work while plugged in. No apparent break down of the cord that I can see. Just checked into purchasing one and the pricing is ridiculous for the poor quality of the product!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk

    These chargers are the result of form leading function. They look great, but fail prematurely again and again. That's why they were recalled at one point.

    The insulation jacket for the cable is too thin and routinely tears. My first cable was replaced for free...but I'm on my way to the store to plunk down an unreasonable $80 for another replacement. My cable's jacket has torn again and the connector is extremely hot to the touch. What an ironically named product.

    Apple, admit defeat and provide a safe and reliable cable.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    I have a MacBook 2009 - no complaints. However, when it comes to the power adaptors it is an altogether different story. I am now onto my third power adapter. My latest replacement has lasted less than six months of moderate use. To anyone out their considering purchasing a Mac, factor this into your budget!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst charger in the world.

    2 Charger's in 3 years.

    1st which was from new lasted 2 years then started to smoke when charging.

    2nd The replacement Just stopped working.

    3rd Now Bayonet which clips onto the macbook has come off (which staff at the apple shop have just told me its wear and tear, after 18 months)

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Isn't good.

    I've had my Macbook Air for 11 months now. Not even a year. I'm currently writing this on 65% battery because my charger isn't working. Its not broken-looking anywhere on the cord and I personally don't want to buy a new one every time this happens. According to the reviews, its often. Please fix your product!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord died

    i couldnt use my air for a few days because I couldnt get the charger to work. it died on me when I was travelling. apple design this L-shaped very poorly. If using the charger, I couldnt plug in a usb. so I flipped up the charger so the L-shape faces the other way, and I think this may have cause the cord to have problems, I do not know. the cord didnt fray apart, or break. it just wouldnt work. Maybe the new design would work better, but now i have to buy a magsafe 2 with a adapter, and that would cost $10 more.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too expensive apple

    I've had my charger for two years and it's just stopped working in the last couple of months. Before that though it did me well. Hoping I won't have to keep forking out $90 for a new charger every two years though... too expensive

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Dying

    We have three MacBooks in our home that are all less than two years old. Every power cord/charger has died a sudden and unexplained death at varying times.

    From what I read here, the problem is not limited to our Macs.

    These chargers are really, really, inadequate and fail too often.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook pro Charger

    i only use my charger when my mac is dead i don't even use it much I've had it roughly since march/april 2012 and its just decided to pack up on me don't know what to do can i take it to shop and get a free replacement ? or do i have to fork out 65 quid ?

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Problem

    I've had my MacBook for nearly 6 years. In that time I've gone through 4 power cords. Why? Because the cord keeps breaking at the base. I've tried using the sides that flip up to store it. I've tried placing a ball between the box and the cord when I wrap it so that the cord isn't bent too directly. Nothing works. Isn't the point of a laptop so that you can take it with you? Well that usually includes taking the power cord, but this is clearly an issue when I have gone through 4 of them in 6 years. I love my Mac, but I am exhausted with every 18 months buying a new power cord for $80 a pop.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes out

    It comes out way to loose then I got an "old" one (T-Shaped) way better. I think Apple should go back to something like the old one or one the one for the MacBook Pro with Renita.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is absolute junk. 90% of the time I plug my Macbook pro in, it says the battery isn't charging, so it's just running off the cable but not charging my battery. Seriously? WOW. what kind of charger does that? STUPID.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product! Lasts forever!

    Not sure what people do with their power cords, but I have had mine for 4 years before this newer version without a single problem. This new power cord is ever better and I haven't had a single issue within the past year or so, nor has anyone else in my family had an issue with their new power cords.
    Apple is always improving their products and this is proof of that. So I wouldn't say that you should go throw this off a cliff and expect it to be intact, but otherwise it WILL stand the test of time, not a couple months - unlike many reviewers have said on this page.

    10 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to Fix This...

    Off to buy my 3rd Power cord... This does NOT make me HAPPY!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had no problems with my macbook in 4 years. However, like lots of others on here, my 3rd charger has just broken only a few months outside of the warranty. Awful product.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This adapter is horrible. I have gone through 2 in the past 2 years of owning a Mac. One which lasted me only 6 months. What a huge disappointment. I love apple products and only own apple products (ipad, phone) but this is just sad. This issue needs to be fixed as there are obviously a lot of people who are having the same problem. It's a shame to spend so much money on an apple device and have the adapter malfunction. I can't even use my laptop now until I spend 80$ of my in-debt student money on a new charger. Apple you need to resolve this issue fast, at least provide a warranty.

    50 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 3 years.

    Junk. The first one shorted out and stopped charging my macbook pro. The second one melted close to where it connects to the laptop and almost started a fire.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but overpriced

    I have had my MacBook Pro 13" for over 3 years and the power adapter is just now starting to malfunction. Although I am disappointed with the price, mine did seem to last longer than a lot of the other reviews that I have read on here. I'm hoping that since it's been 3 years they've made improvements to it. But, I agree that Apple needs to lower the price!!!! I was shocked when I saw how much it costs to replace it.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst power cord ever.

    I've had my mac for about 2 years now and I havent had any problems with it; thank god! For the price of them I would expect nothing less than the best. Except the cords are the worst! I have a family of 4 and we all have macs and we've gone through about 2 cords each! They should come with some kind of warranty.
    My cord doesn't have any chips in it or weird bends where a break would be obvious and I'm not rough with it because I don't have the money to keep replacing a 90 dollar cord. Incredibly disappointed with this product.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    these chargers are bad, no durability. i have received 3 chargers in over 2 years of owning a macbook, and now my current one just ripped..

    18 of 18 people found this useful