• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ive ever bought from apple :(

    I love Apple products normally! I always have my macbook by my side but the powercords are horrilbe!!! i dont see how a company so wonderful that makes such amazing products could fail so badly when it comes to the design of its power adapters. The first cord that came with my macbook started to fray so badly that it shorted out my mother board and i had to spend $300 to repair it at the apple store. i bought a replacement cord from my local apple dealer about 2 years ago and now that too has frayed apart at the same exact place right where the skinny cord that plugs into the mac meets the power block. i didnt want to keep spending $80 per cord so i had this one repaired a few months ago and now its officially broken. Will now have to go buy another one for another $80. If they are going to keep making these cords like they are disposable then they need to price them as a disposable product. And no its not user error. the first cord i wrapped around the posts provided on the block and thought that was the cause. so when i got the second cord i carefully just wound it up (not on the posts) and had it stored in my bag. this didnt help any either. Its just poorly designed.

    - Seriously unhappy loyal apple consumer

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design!!

    This is the 2rd adapter I have owned since I bought my macbook two years ago. The rubber used peels off the cords eventually leaving the wire exposed. Better wire coverage is needed. I'm about to purchase my 3rd adapter. Help!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design!!

    This is my 3rd adapter I own since I bought my macbook three years ago. The rubber that makes the cords peels off eventually leaving the wire exposed.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I have never had a problem with the magsafe charger. It has worked great for over 2 years on my newest MBP and 6 years for my 1st generation MBP. I am buying a second one so I can keep one at home and one at the office. Great product.

    5 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the final straw?

    I am seriously regretting buying an ipad last week and further supporting this company. we now have to macbooks and two broken chargers.

    both effected chargers were well cared for and one has never had the cord wrapped up. it was strictly used in a home setting. it shows no sign of fraying or damage but still refuses to charge either computer. it is remarkable that apple has not responded to these reviews with a complete redesign.

    add this glaring issue on top of high prices and the ACL issues with OSX i will most likely be returning to windows (or linux) with future purchases. ive never had issues like this with PCs that cost half as much.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Rip Off and a Piece of Garbage!

    I have had to buy three of them already! The coating on the wire breaks and exposes the bare wire. Apple peripherals are already an overpriced rip off, it adds insult to injury that they are profiting unfairly from their incompetence. Shameful! If I could rate it a "zero" I would!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm a newbie to the mac world -- just got my mac in 2010. Overall, very pleased with everything. But the power adaptor truly is garbage...and expensive to replace.

    After one year, the plastic and wiring on the chord by the head began to fray. After about two years, it completely stopped working. Very disappointing.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, and still working after 3.5 years

    I honestly don't know why so many people have issues with this power adapter. I always keep mine with me, whether it's at school, at home, or at a friend's house.

    I never bring the extension cable with me since I've never needed to use it before, so I really just use the standard "brick". I've had my power adapter since I received my MacBook in 2008 and it still runs perfectly fine. And to tell you the truth, I don't treat this with very much care. Upon reading the reviews of how poor this product's durability is, I decided to test it myself.

    Well, after 3.5 years of constant use, I have no issues with it and I plan to keep using it as I have been. No problems with the cable fraying, no problems with the cable breaking at the strain reliefs, no problems with the cable overheating, everything is just perfect.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died one week after my daughters

    I've read other reviews, and they just about all say the same thing. Expensive and don't last. For a company that prides itself on quality, something has to be done about these chargers. Last week I payed $90 for a charger for my daughters Macbook, and now one week later my less than 12 month old Macbook Pro's charger has died. Now I;m going to have to fork out for another one. It hurts!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A case for Dom Littlewood at the BBC I think!!

    I have only had my Macbook for about 4 months,and the charger has stopped working already,so I have had to borrow one until I can get a new one.I was advised not to purchase a cheap one ,so I came to this site ,for a genuine one,and saw all these negative reviews and could not believe it!!The laptop is great,after using a PC for years,but I feel let down badly by such a basic required part,and as for the price of a replacement-Apple you are taking us for a ride,you can not blame people for buying cheap copies,you should be reducing the price on this site to a comparable price.
    I will wait and see if I get a favourable reply from customer service before I contact Dom Littlewood at the BBC.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally disatisfied.

    I am now looking for a new charger for my mum's Macbook, this will be the third charger for this same laptop which she has had for three years. At $80, you would hope for a little more.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It'll last maybe a year....

    I had mine for about a year, until it stopped working. Little things like this is really making tired of apple.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate none I would

    My MacBook pro charger lasted 3 years and now in my third one of these each lasting 3-5 months! U don't twist the cable or abuse it - it's just intermittent and can't rely on it when I need it - resorted to charging mac pro when it works and then using as portable til I need charge then it's a guessing game plug unplug plug unplug - with no guarantee it will work for 80 bucks awful expensive needs problem fixed for durability!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still a bad design

    The weak element in this supplies design is the way the cable is attached, as well as the cable itself:

    Coming straight out and then bending 90deg to wrap it is asking for trouble. This, combined with the clearly cheap soft, easily damaged cable, just guarantee's that it will fail long before the charger itself does.
    The cable should exit the brick sideways, near one corner, and wrap around the perimeter of the brick, which has rounded corners. It should also be a more robust cable.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Really this lasted only 5 months, Really?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I have already replaced one charger for my 2009 macbook pro due to the charger overheating (it becomes burning hot) and have to now buy another due to the plastic breaking around the prongs. For my other macbook pro which is less than 6 months old, the charger is overheating (happy I bought an extended warranty as I can see myself replaces these chargers quite a bit). I am surprised that Apple has not redesigned them and recognized that there is a problem. $80-$100.00 to replace them is ridiculous.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will never buy another Apple product...

    Don't get me wrong. Love the Mac, love the iPhone. DON'T LOVE paying astronomical amounts of money for charger after charger after charger. I did also buy a cheaper replacement that wasn't Apple branded and IT melted and could have burned the house down. Consider this before you purchase any Apple product. It's like those great printers that eat a small fortune in ink. Apple products will eat a LARGE fortune in chargers that are frustrating and dangerous. No wonder you can't actually rate the DEVICES here, the charger comments would hurt slaes I'm sure. As an editor for a mobile website, who used to sing the praises of Apple products, I was once determined to have everyone in the family converted to Macs. Now, I am only disappointed, and shopping other manufacturers for the day I once again have to shell out for electronics.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    I love Apple products! Although the charger had recently stopped working on me, it's had a good 3 years without any problems. The breakage of my charger is probably my fault anyway for not storing or handling it very well.
    The only downside is the price of the charger! It's so expensive, but being an Apple product, I guess it's reasonable enough.
    All in all, I don't think I'll regret buying a new charger, as long as it doesn't break on me within the next couple years!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I cannot even believe the poor quality of these chargers. I had one die on me that came with my laptop that I purchased about 5 months ago, and already the new one has completely fallen apart after about a month. Absolute rip off. The design is horrible. Really need to work on a new design for these.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    I got a 85w MagSafePower Adapter that came with my MacBook Pro have had it for 2 years no problem on my laptop almost 24/7 no pronlems other than it does seem to get hot.

    2 of 8 people found this useful