• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working

    After about a year or so, my charger stopped working. Just one day when I plugged it in and left it all day, the green light would not come on and wouldn't charge. I tried everything that could be wrong. I think $80 is a little too much for a charger.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Part Apple Part User

    I purchased an early 2010 MBP 15" and the power adapter was the older "direct in" type. I got the recall notice for the adapter a few months ago, but had never had an issue with my power adapter.

    I guess it's a matter of understanding power cords. My wife even struggles with them: due to the multiple wires inside the cord, you have to "train" the power cord to roll up correctly. Don't keep twisting the power cord or one of those internal wires will eventually break. Probably because two power wires cannot occupy the same space in the universe. This is common to every power cord, NOT just Apple's Mag Safe power adapters. I know people like to demand that Apple provide a product that NO ONE can break but that's just not possible. Maybe Apple should provide a training course on how to roll up the power cord?

    Great adapter in my mind. Love the new 90 degree offset.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusted and disappointed.

    Wow. What a surprise to find that what I thought was an anomaly is so very obviously not. With all of these horrible reviews, why hasn't Apple fixed this problem?

    I, too, have a cord that is frayed where the end of the wire meets the connector. Somehow this frayed wire seems to have lasted longer than most --- almost four years believe it or not. However, I still don't feel like I should be shelling out $85 (with tax) for flawed accessories that Apple has failed to fix. If this were a car part, there would be a recall!

    Note, I gave "2" stars because I like the magnetic feature and it is easy to use.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Working

    I bought my MacBook Pro in June of 2010 and in less than two years the charger stopped working. I could leave it plugged in all day and my laptop won't charge at all, the light doesn't turn on - not green for charged or orange for charging. It hasn't been mishandled at all, it just one day stopped working. And that a new one is $80 is a little ridiculous, to say the least.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need a new one a month later

    Here I am, buying yet another freaking macbook charger.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth It

    This power adapter is worthless. I have only had it for about 8 months and it has burned through two of the extensions and has finally died. A waste of money and I do NOT suggest buying it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    could have been better

    They do not last. Third cord in 1,5 years. I'm about the buy the fourth. For 80 USD it is very annoying.
    Also the new ones with the smaller magnetic DC connector do not work with the see-thru protectors.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not cool...

    I bought this cord in August because my cousin's cat, ate through the original that I got when I bought my macbook in 2008. I read other reviews saying that the cord stopped working after a few months of them buying it and hoped that I would have better luck. I left my computer open and not plugged up for a few hours and when I went to plug it up, there was absolutly NO charge coming from the cord. My computer is still dead b/c I don't feel like dishing out another $83 for a new cord, but I really don't have a better option because thats what Apple feels like they should charge. There really isn't anything you can do, but this is horrible

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    I am replacing my old charger. I honestly don't remember when I bought this computer but I absolutely love it. I'm apprehensive about purchasing a new charger with all the negative comments. I'm sure Apple will be redesigning the current system so I'm a Mac user and there is NO way I'll go back to PC. They are more expensive in the long run. $80 for a charger every few years is a lot cheaper than $80 every year for anti-virus.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a reliable product..

    Apple products are well known for their outstanding quality,
    these chargers on the other hand are absolutely awful.

    I'm about to buy my 3rd charger now. the other 2 chargers stopped working for no obvious reasons!!!.

    For an Apple branded, expansive product, this is an absolute disgrace.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They always break

    I've gone through three of these in less than a year. No matter how careful I am, the wiring inside the cable always comes apart and it stops working. I'm getting really fed up with replacing these, and having to buy the entire adapter again just for one stupid little wire near where it plugs in. Poor build quality.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars! Cash cow for Apple and a cash drain for customers!

    This is the third time I have had to purchase a new charger for my MacBook. My original T shaped chord lasted for almost two years of hard wear as a student. Then I was forced to buy the new L shaped charger, and it has been pure frustration since then. What's funny is that my wife's charger broke the same time as mine, so I bought a charger from Apple and also a "cheap" $30 off brand charger. After TWO $80 original MacBook chargers, my off brand charger is still working! How is that even possible? That's like saying a '95 Dodge Neon beat a '12 BMW M3 in a race. Doesn't Apple stand for quality? I have never had a problem with any of my PC laptop chargers. Is the Apple charger engineered to break right after the warranty expires? It almost sounds like it from reading all the other reviews. It would be a nice cash flow for the company.
    Get a clue Apple. You are disappointing me.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had to replace this product 4 times!!!! 4!!!! Are u kidding me? I'm a full time student, I can't deal with the outrageous cost of a charger that is just going to fail within another 2 months. All of these people writing reviews are right! It's a flawed design, and I'm sure you guys could care less about your customers. I have just missed a Paper because of this charger..... I thought if I invested 1000 dollars in a MacBook pro it would actually be worth it.
    I am VERY dissatisfied with my purchase thus far...

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So very disappointed

    This is the 85W adapter....if someone can direct me to reviews for that one I will post there too.

    I just took in my second Magsafe today for replacement. Both of them split at the computer connection area....multiple little splits about a half inch long, lenthwise....darn I wish I'd taken a picture. I've traveled once with the current one.....twice with the one before....both times packing the cord with lots of protection around it.

    Otherwise it's on my lap or on my desk. I plug the cord in to charge, then unplug it and replug it when it needs charging again. I'd say I do that 3 times per day. I'm VERY careful with it. I use the metal part to plug and unplug it....I'm NOT pulling it out by the cord. My dad was an electrician and we had it drilled into us, "DON'T USE THE CORD TO PLUG/UNPLUG".

    The first one lasted 10 months....this one only 8. I'm just racking my brain wondering why it does this.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my fifth one of these

    I have had to replace this exact cord a total of five times. $85 plus tax at the local store equals about a hundred dollars each time. Thats around 500. This is almost half of what i paid for the actual computer. Love the computer, just not the cord.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed.

    If I could give this 0 out of 5 I would. Of course it would stop working within a couple weeks of warranty expiration. How convenient. Come on Apple. There is a serious design flaw with the L-shaped magsafe adapters (just like there was with the T-shaped ones). For the past few weeks after wiggling the wire 1 out of 15-20 times there is a charge. Absolute frustration. People need to start posting on comment sections for the actual Macbook Pro because it may give potential buyers second thoughts on purchasing.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple power supply works fine with preventative medicine

    After four (4) PC laptops going bad I bought my MacBookPro 13" and haven't been happier. The power supply has a big problem but if you take preventative measures, it works Okay-fine-beautifully -- now for 2 years. My first power supply magnet connector would always come loose if not careful. ..finally stopped working and got free replacement. I had learned lesson. Use masking tape, clear 2 inch tape, maybe Gorilla tape WITH multiple layers and tape the connector to your laptop using what little space there is-- making sure laptop is still able to close. Keeping things totally secure prevents "fraying" and what all..... LOVE MAC! ! !

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the magsafe scam

    I have gone thru 2 of them, these things always end of fraying at the end between the magsafe connector and the wire. So far I have been lucky one was under warranty and the other I got them to replace it for free even after having words with the apple store employee even if it was out of warranty. anyway just thought people should know that it will fail its not a matter of if but when. so make a big deal about it when you go to the store, google it, and print out these things, hold your wits. Also always keep your receipt no matter what because at the worse case it has a one year warranty. Some other reviewers mentioned they went thru 2-3 in a year but if they paid for it 3 times within the first year of warranty then they are idiots for not knowing it's FREE!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is really the worst charger ever!!!

    I used to recommend the MacBook to everyone but this made me change my mind, this is the second one I have to buy! Really dissapointed in Apple 80 bucks for a charger that is worthless.... unbelievable. I honestly regret buying products from Apple and never will buy another one!!!

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst charger

    just in 6 months charger goes worst. Not satisfied at all.

    14 of 19 people found this useful