• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous

    Had my macbook pro for around 6 months, if I want to charge it I have to place the cord in a special way and be careful not to knock it. I frequently burn myself on it.

    I will not be buying another charger nor will I ever be purchasing another macbook from apple again.

    I wish I did my homework better before purchasing a macbook....which I have already had to buy another hard drive for when its only been 6 months.

    It's a shame because up until two months ago I was very happy with everything.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ridiculous price

    I've got 2009 13 inch Macbook pro for a quite while , but recently the power charger is down , i bought a new one , only had it for 1 month , it is not working again. Apple needs to put more effort on power design . The power charger is pricy , people can look upon ebay , may find some bargains .

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile and too expensive

    I've had to buy three new adapters in the last couple of years. I travel a lot, and my impression is that winding the cord to pack it may weaken the wires, but whatever the problem is, the connection breaks in a matter of months. It's maddening to have to pay $80 for a new one every time, especially because I have ended up with four of the sturdy extension cords, which work wonderfully well, so much so that my original one is still going strong. I think Apple should sell the two pieces separately so that one could buy a replacement for the fragile piece without buying the extension cord too. Better yet, use stronger wire in the adapter itself!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily.

    My second charger just broke, for an $80 computer charger these do not last. The head of the chargers has a tendency to bend when you remove it, over time (short period of time), this has the tendency to wear down the wires in the head of the product. TO ALL THOSE PURCHASING OR OWNING THIS PRODUCT, REMOVE THE CHARGER BY PULLING ON THE METAL HEAD.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought a new one again

    Breaks down easily without reason.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I've barely had the cord any time at all, treated it gently, and the tip just fell off after a couple days of it only half of the time giving me a charge. And now I have to buy this one, because I have no other options and it's ludicrously overpriced. If I were not required to use on of their laptops, I would refuse to touch Apple because of this. As is, I will never be buying anything from Apple that I'm not required to. You've lost a customer.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not cool, Apple.

    I've got a 2-yr-old macbook and have had to get a new charger each year. I had a windows computer where the charger was less than 20 dollars and it lasted five years before it was deemed totally unsafe--and the replacement had the previous issues FIXED. These computers can survive an approximately 5 ft fall with no issues, provided they land on something like carpet or a chair, so the whole "magsafe" concept probably isn't even REQUIRED. Apple, FIX THIS!!!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disatisfied

    I buy one of those every year and they always break. I am at my third one and the plastic around the cable is falling appart (the first two, the connections were loose), I will need to buy a new one. I usually love Apple products but on this one they failed miserably. They reinvented a lot of platforms, now is the time to reinvent the computer charger.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not even 1 year

    I had gotten the Mac book as a graduation gift from my grandmother, not even a full year later and the charger stopped working. Before it had died the design of it was very inconvenient, the charger never stayed in place to charge my Mac book. I love my computer my the charging design and the charger it self are terrible.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If there was any alternative...

    I recently purchased this charger because my 3rd one in 5 years had failed. I experienced common problems such as splitting near the magsafe connector, as well as one charger that just stopped working, sans any physical damage. To make matters worse the Genius Bar wanted to charge me to replace the physically undamaged charger! I sincerely hope that Apple decides to finally make a charger that lasts through "real world" use.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shameful

    3rd macbook charger.
    apple really need to work harder. £65 for a replacement?? It barely ever works.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of garbage

    I had my first adapter for a little over a year before it went out, not my second one which i have only had a couple of months is starting to show the same signs my first did before it went out on me! Apple needs to figure out what is up with their power adapters!!!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I feel I have been conned by Apple

    Having converted to being a Mac user and enthusing about the simplicity ever since; I am now on my third power adapter in three months and if this rate continues it will make what was an expensive conversion a ridiculous cost. This adapter clearly has design faults, I thought I had been particularly unlucky until recently, when I read the reviews. As Apple are so clever with everything else Mac; one wonders why when they must be aware of the problem, are they charging so much for faulty goods, this will lose them trade in the long run. Maybe they are only produced in China?!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design.

    This cable takes the cake as the worst product that Apple has ever made. Apple should be ashamed that they haven't had a replacement program or update for this piece of junk.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes thin and light STINKS

    Mine last generally about 9 months before they fray and I have to replace them. I got a replacement a couple of weeks ago. Well, today the cord got caught underneath my chair, I put my weight on it, and it crimped the cord so badly that it was crushed. These things can't take ANY wear or abuse. If you don't treat the thing like a magic fairy unicorn, it dies. MagSafe is nice and all, but I've had to replace 4 power cords already.

    Meanwhile, my MBP has fallen to the floor and survived. What good is it when the cord is light and thin in order to prevent something your computer is tough enough to deal with, but so light and thin it falls apart?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Highly Priced

    I bought my macbook pro exactly 8 months ago and the power adapter no longer works ! i have always used the macbook and the power cable with great care ! went to the store i bought it from to get a new one and was shocked to see the price ! the rep at the store tells me that there is only a 6 months warranty on the power adapter purchased along with the macbook while apple extends a 1 year warranty if purchased without the macbook ! what kind of logic is that? is anyone at apple reading this ??

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really, Apple? Get it together.

    I was SO happy and relieved to read these reviews and see easily that I wasn't going crazy with my frustration towards my charger. I've owned my macbook pro for roughly a year and a half and just recently my charger seems to become less useful by the day. At first it was only showing issues with one particular outlet. Now, no matter where I plug it in it takes several minutes for me to position it in a way that it will charge, which is beyond frustrating. Like most other reviewers, I haven't abused my charger in any way, shape, or form. The price of this product is absolutely outrageous. $80 for a charger that will last me another year?! Absolutely shameful. Get it together, apple, and spend less time developing new products and more time fixing the already defective products you're currently selling.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter lifetime approximately 1 year

    Lasted only 1 year, as the previous adapter. Don't know why apple can't make a simple adapter that lasts longer than 1 year, like other company do.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I see I'm not alone

    Just another message conveying disappointment that I need to buy another one already. The charging has been intermittent for the last few days, and finally conked out about 2 hours ago. The cable was not stepped on or abused in any way. My thought is that the wires separated near the magnetic connector. Once I get the new one and verify its functionality, I think it's time for some surgery on the original.
    Please consider a redesign of the cable; clearly the ends need some strengthening. I would gladly give up some flexibility for a more sturdily built cable.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy.

    My fiance and I have both found that these cords last under two years with careful use. The plastic on the computer end tends to loosen and break open. It helps not to travel with it, and not to use the clip when you do, but it seems ridiculous that apple would design a laptop charger without travel in mind, let alone include a method to secure it that actively hurts the product. As durable and reliable as the MacBook Pro itself is, the power cable is just the opposite.

    18 of 18 people found this useful