• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Good!

    The adapter never did work properly. It failed after I only owned it for a few weeks. Now, 6 months later, it won't work at all. Really poorly designed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dumb that you can't buy replacement pieces

    We have only had our MacBook Pro for a little over 1.5 years. I can't believe that the power cord simply fell out of the little magnetic piece that connects it to the computer. Very cheep. What's even more annoying is that they don't sell a replacement piece for that. It would take two seconds to re-solder that piece with a two dollar replacement part from Radio Shack. Instead I have to pay 80 bucks to replace the whole darn thing. I'm very disappointed in this.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not LAST!!!

    Poor design, the power cord stopped working after one year of using at home! The problem is with the cable near the magnet, do not last! I have another power adapter older, that one that is rectangular and it's working until now after three years! Please redesign the power cord with magnet end!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying my SIXTH power adapeter!!!!

    Im pretty angry at the fact that im about to buy my 6th charger. Its such a piece of junk that eventually breaks and stops working...and to charge 79 DOLLARS!?!? OUTRAGEOUS!!! I have spent 474 dollars on these stupid chargers!!!!!!!!!!

    EXTREMELY disappointed in Apple.

    EXTREMELY disappointed. Shame on you.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and very poorly designed

    This is the 2nd one of these I've had to replace. They just one day stop working. One died at home and one at a client's office. The last one I had to buy was $85 freakin' bucks!!! They're a big awkward block (sound familiar?) that often causes a powerstrip to tip over making it's connection to it questionable and they eventually just short out. There are 3rd party versions that are better and cheaper. Apple's design decisions become more questionable every year. Although, it is a rectangle with rounded corners, so you know it's patented ;)

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter chargers for this product do not last :(

    I have had my macbook pro for only a year and a half. Already the charger adapter's white wire casing near the magnetic end of the MagSafe connector is tearing and shredding all on it's own, exposing the wire itself. This is happening for seemingly no reason besides from basic coiling, which any wire can withstand and comes with basic use of the object, like lifting the wire from point A to point B. As i keep the computer and the chord in the same room always. I am guessing the thin white wire insulation that is supposed to protect the wire is too weak and thin. It cannot handle basic use! Now I need a new one. And I've owned it for no longer than a year and a half and have treated this product like a baby as to make sure not to ruin it. Now I've got to get a new charger for it and seeing as 80$ is very expensive for something that broke on it's own. I am not a happy customer. :/

    86 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Broken

    I've had this charger appox. 5 months, and I started having problems with the charger 1-2 months ago, sometimes it wouldn't charge and sometimes the charger head would feel really hot. It has broken completely yesterday. It is not worth buying a $80 replacement as a Highschool student, that is fraeking expensive.

    47 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It will last a few months and simply stop working. Rubbish product.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ever

    I hate this charger as much as I love my mac. This is the second one that fails since I purchased my macbook. At $80 a piece and with so many people complaining about this charger over a period of years, this product really sounds like a fraud. If you like macbooks, be prepared because you will have to change the charger every 1 - 1 1/2 years. And apparently there is nothing one can do about it except just to take a deep breath and pay for a new one.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My father and I purchased a Macbook for my mother about eight months ago. She uses it mainly at her desk, and rarely takes her laptop with her when traveling. It's safe to say she treats her Macbook and power cord very well (seeing as how they aren't being moved too often.) The cord itself is already broken, and an $80 replacement seems a little uncanny for such a basic product. If the power cord can't survive eight months sitting on a desk, then there must be some fatal flaw in it's design. Apple better get on it, because if a simple replacement such as this costs $80 she will most likely not stay an Apple customer.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The Price is So Expensive so i repair it my self

    After 3 years since i bought Macbook it finally broke.i think apple should rethink about new design for the power cord, the cable inside the cord easily broke, since the cable had a circle shape so the cable inside the cord is easiy to twist, so over time will break up the wiring inside the cord, so rather than buy new magsafe for $80 i decide to repair it myself. it so easy :)

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is awful

    I've had my laptop for around 3 years and my chargers never fail to break. My third one broke less than ten minutes ago. Apple really needs to redesign their chargers because they're truly awful and quite expensive to be replacing every few months.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Adapter

    This is my fourth power adapter!! Fourth!! Apple is costing me an arm and a leg! Two of my power cords just stopped working, the other two the cord doesn't last and wears away. I have had my Macbook Pro for 3years now but I have since I had the pain of the awful power cord. You can also imagine my stress when I travel to the Caribbean frequently where there are 0 Apple stores. So I'm left stranded trying to get a cord from the USA or Canada.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to Rethink the Design

    I find it strange that Apple has such low standards for their Power Adapters. Having had my Macbook for only a year and a half I have gone through two separate adapters and am currently debating whether or not to purchase a third. The rest of the products I have purchased from them have all been excellent, however struggling to charge my computer for 1-2 months and then inevitably purchasing a new adapter every 6-8 months for $80.00 is beginning to seem as though it is not worth the trouble.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An Apple Disaster

    The Power Adapters have all have had a rotten cord to magnet design. Go to any electrical store and look at cords. Notice that they have a strain relief from the base of the plug extending down the cord that prevents breaking the cord as is happening with the apple cords. Now Apple dose not seem to know what all good electricians do.

    The fix I use for this problem is to use flexible spiral wrap from the base of the magnet for a few inches down the cord. That fixed my cord breakage problem.
    Give it a try - it works!

    Apple - take a note. It does not take a PhD from Cal Tech to solve your problem.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My charger lasted five months only! The cord is separated from the magnet. I paid a lot for a macbook, therefore, I am expecting accessories of good quality. The actual computer is great! But apple should consider fixing the charger! I am really not willing to pay $79 for a new charger that will last me five months again.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful; falls apart

    This charger is terrible. I had it for about 3 months and it started to come apart so that the plug and the plastic piece that goes around it have separated from the adapter/cord. I'm going to the Apple store to get a new one and hopefully i won't have to pay for it. What happened to the old ones?!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is No Good

    I am about to go buy my 4th power adapter in as many years. I am very upset that Apple cannot make a power cord that lasts. Even my little pc netbook has a better adapter on it. Terrible! I have come to expect better quality from Apple and I am very disappointed in this product. Love my Macbook, just wish I didn't have to spend $80 once a year just to be able to keep it turning on. Lame.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever

    Everything about Apple products are great except its power adapter/ cord.... I dont know why Apple doesnt care listening to customers' complain and fix this issue once and for all .... Over the span of time.. the plastic covering on the tip of magnetic plug rips n tears .. (its the same with iphone,ipod touch wires ) ... and stops working ...

    I had my macbook for over 2 years now and now my power adapter is giving me a huge trouble. It just stops working all of a sudden and works after few mins again..and again stops.. and the process goes on and on...So every time when i hook the cord to my mac.. i am always crossing my fingers...!! ugh.. I m tired of this....

    My only hope is "I hope APPLE would hear our request..and fix their power cord engineering ..ASAP"

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe Adaptor poor quality

    Mag Safe adaptor for Macbook pro and macbooks are not good at all. bought my 3rd charger today in last 1.5 years for my macbook pro. wire strays from the main point (magnetic one).. not a good design at all...and very high price for new chargers

    4 of 4 people found this useful