• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HUGE Tangled mess- even when the computer never leaves it's designated spot

    Issued one from recall. I like the connector end, but what the HECK is up with the wire? My computer sits on a laptop stand, and then gets used on my lap, when I am done, it gets placed back onto the stand. Others have stated sarcastically, "If you use it right,,you WON'T have these problems". Really? Acting rather superior, to all others that are having problems? I have had to wrap areas of my adaptor, in Duck Tape, because of the twisting and tangling - something that my T Style cord NEVER did. The new cords, are made of some sort of inferior material that encourages it, to just tangle up. Sorry, but for people that use their MACS like a desktop, these cords should be PRISTINE, especially for $80! Apple, PLEASE, whatever these cords are made from, the cause of the sucky "insta-tangle" it NEEDS to looked into. These cords tangle much worse that ANY of my T-style cords EVER did. They are plain and simple: horrible.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another victim of this rubbish

    Adapter over heated and just stopped working - couldn't handle working solidly for 5 hours. What is the story with this product?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    20 months Frayed Tip

    I've used this power adapter for 20 months and treated it well. The rubber cable housing just isn't durable enough. I travel everywhere with my computer and have to pack it with me, I'm very careful with how I pack it too. It's completely frayed at the tip where there is no more rubber housing around one part of the exposed wire. I remedied this by cutting the two ends of a Q-tip off and used it as a splint and taped around it so no bending occurs.

    I really think apple need to re-think their design or quality of materials for the cable housing. It just isn't good enough.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    After 2 years - Excellent service

    I used my magsafe charger for 2 years and the charging end came off. I took it to a local Apple store in Manchester (UK) and it was replaced with a brand new one - no problem. Inever was aware of any problems with the charger... but i was really impressed with the service i received. Yes - it was replaced free of charge. Thank you Apple.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality product

    This is my third charger that I bought in span of 4 years.. I think Apple is generating extra revenue every year just like an yearly subsciption price of $89 for an Adapter that we have to pay from our hard earned money..why wont they design it effectively so that it does not snap easily? Very frustated.....

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted about a year

    After only 13 months of usage, adapter totally stopped working. No light would appear. I jogged, cajoled and tried different outlets. Apple wouldn't replace because it was over a year old. My previous adapter lasted for four years through cross country moves and trips.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    better, but still fails too quickly & frequently

    The new sideways plug alleviates some of the fraying problems that plagued the earlier models; however, the new stiffer cables get kinked easily, causing internal wires to break. And there are still periodic heating problems with some units. bottom line, these things just fail far too often to cost this much.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but doesn't integrate with other products

    My old adapter broke - started going on and off power and required being held in odd positions to get it to work. My old one was MagSafe but connected straight in, not like this one out the side of the plug. This one I think will put less stress on the cord as there is no bending necessary. However, it didn't fit with my case that I had on with my old cord! This adapter must be more shallow. The case I had was really thin - speck... So the cord works and I think will work better than my old one but I had to take my case off. I haven't explored if other case options exist. I have a MacBook Pro 15".

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a Charger: It Charges My Laptop.

    I've owned a 15" Powerbook G4, a 15" Macbook Pro 2010, and a 15" Macbook Pro early 2011. I must be lucky, but I've never had a bad adapter. Dumb luck? I'd be interested to know why people seem to get so many defective adapters.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Poor Quality!!

    First adapter lasted a year. Bought a second one and lasted only 2 months!!! I would rate this no stars if it let me.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Problem, Different Charger

    This is the third charger I've had to replace in the three years I've had this Mac. The first one lasted about 18 months. The next only about 6 months and this time it's been a little less than a year. And it's always the same problem, shorting out at the computer connection. You'd think they'd realize the problem and fix it, but for the third time I'm dealing with this, and I don't really have $80 to fork out for a new charger. It's beyond ridiculous.

    I'd understand if I was lugging my laptop around all over the place and it was getting jostled and pulled all the time, but it rarely leaves the living room. I'm almost tempted to just spend a little more money and transfer all my data to a new computer. For $80 plus a little, I can get a brand new laptop. It won't be a Mac, but at this point it's just too stressful. Fix the problems and I'd be happy to stay with the brand because in all other areas it's, in my opinion, superior.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliability to be mproved!

    I have recently bought my 60W MagSafe power adapter and this is third in just 1 and half year. My first power adapter which came with newly bought 15-inch Mac Pro only lasted for 1 year. Hence, I bought another which only used for 6 months before went spoilt. I just wonder why do I have to spend extra big bucks for palm shield, protective film and easily spoil power charger, apart from the hefty priced laptop?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    Paying top dollar you'd expect to get your money's worth, especially from a well known brand. However, Apple continues to disappoint. My first power adapter lasted 4 years (or even longer as I found out later my problem was with battery, not the charger). This adapter lasted me 6 months, and I do not travel with my laptop often. As a result of this, I did not buy a new battery from the apple store, as they received bad reviews as well. I encourage everyone to read the recent reviews before purchasing this product. Apple, why don't you make your products like you used to?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple should be ashamed to sell this product at such an exorbitant price. It is barely worth $10, since it is essentially disposable and runs so hot you worry that the house is going to burn down. Lasted 1 year. Shame on you Apple! Reprice this item or offer an alternative that works!
    Unfortunately, this IS the only alternative...like a Windows product where you have to pay out the wazoo over and over and over for junk!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    Bought this product 13 months ago and it's broken already. This is my second charger that I've had to buy because this product just does not last.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product design of an Apple product yet!

    I had to give this one star because giving zero stars isn't an option. Basically, the design of this product BLOWS. I knew the second I saw this new design that the thing would break after a few months or a year. Sure enough, in just one year I'm having to replace yet ANOTHER badly-designed Apple power cord. (This is my FOURTH cord for my MacBook Pro). Hey Apple - quit trying to be so "cutesy" with the design and give us something practical that still looks good.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 12 months

    Too expensive to only last 12 months. My old one at leasted lasted 3 years.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my third one in one year!

    See title.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea; lousy implementation

    The MagSafe power adapter for the MacBook Pro impressed me as yet another example of Apple genius -- until the connector cord frayed and severed the connection, just like the old adapter did on my old Power Book, To avoid missing two days of production on a deadline that won't wait, I now have to drive 130 miles round trip to an Apple store that I hope has a replacement in stock. Add the cost of fuel, vehicle use, time away from work, and the $79 plus tax for the adapter, and it adds up to a major issue that should never have occurred in a vital product that Apple has had many years to ponder and perfect. I'll add to the chorus here and urge Apple to produce a separate cord between the adapter box and computer, that can be bought as a $10 or even $25 spare item, ready to use whenever this problem occurs,

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Charger works perfectly with the old MacBook Pro (2007) model, a little bit expensive but works nicely!

    11 of 19 people found this useful