• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Honestly?

    To charge (no pun intended) $80 for a power adapter that has a great idea but is made badly and lasts less than a year is ridiculous.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Upgrade!

    Much better than the old one, with incidentally just a few days ago blew up and tripped the fuses in my mains panel! This just works, and doesn't heat up nearly as much as the old one. Plus, it's fully compatible with older macs, mine is an early 2008 "Penryn" model, works perfectly, no issues whatsoever. A little caution, because my battery is also new, from a different manufacturer (previous was sony, new is "SMP"). Don't know if older batteries will work as flawlessly, but so far so good here!

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK! Expensive JUNK

    I am constantly having to replace this cord. It either breaks (with normal use) at the connection point to the computer or simply shorts out. I have already had FOUR power supplies in less than two years and the 5th one will have to be purchased this morning as it has shorted out AGAIN. At this rate I am going to end up spending more on replacement chargers than I did for the entire 17 inch Macbook Pro. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE design. Apple ought to be ASHAMED of themselves.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    nerver last more than 6 month

    I bought 2nd power 6 months and 2 weeks ago.
    It just malfunctions, just past the warranty period.

    not worth it.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    adapter did not give the sufficient power

    This adapter only gives 85W and my macbook pro 17 2011 consumes more than 96W during a game or rendering. Please read the internet forums, I have read more than 324 cases of the same playing WOW for example, or running cinema4d. In this "pro" applications, the connector turn green and in the screen you can se "not charging", and the battery begins to discharge. It is INSANE! The battery is ok, the problem is the power brick!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Apple Product! AAA+ (Don't listen to the negative reviews...)

    I don't know what all of the bad review users are talking about? Kinking cables? What the heck are you guys doing with your cords? Haha bunch of idiots. Apple never said anything about this preventing damage to the unit due to your terrible cable management techniques or lack thereof. Learn to over-under your cables. That's electronics maintenance 101.

    The concept, design and robustness of this adapter is better than anything else in the industry. Doesn't even compete in the same league as the "solutions" offered within the PC market.

    Good work Apple! Two thumbs up.

    6 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a SHAME of a product coming from Apple.

    1 Year with my MacBook Pro... I'm requiring the 4th MagSafe Power Adapter!!!!
    (all of them kinked cables)

    I work everyday with my Mac, I keep on the move all day long, I need to be here and there... I guess APPLE doesn't care about this things anymore. Only profits ???

    I rather start buying the chinese power adapters online, knowing APPLE models don't last long enough. ;(

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I don’t know what everyone is doing to these power adapters but I’ve owned 2 laptops with MagSafe and 4 of these (multiple plugged in around the house) and never once had an issue. Build quality is great. They look almost brand new after fairly heavy use—and yes, even the one I travel with.

    As a matter of fact, I can’t think of a single thing wrong with them. Great product Apple!

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    The magnetic DC connector does not protect the wires from being kinked as it says in the description. I am on my second adapter in the last year because the newly designed magnetic end fits in a way that actually makes the wire kink and eventually break. The previously designed magnetic end that fit perpendicular to the computer did much more to protect the wires than this one. I wonder if they tested it?

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another charger

    The one I bought a month ago is arcing. It replaced the 2 month old one that came with my powerbook. What is with Mac and cords? Also, if you go into the store to get one, you have to have an appointment with the mac genius. If he was such a genius, he would design a power cord that works.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extra $80 per year from me to apple

    As it says in the title - I have to buy a new adapter about once a year. I used PC laptops (from ACER) until 2008 - and NEVER had to replace the power adapter. I must admit I am not very gentle with the adapter, but for $80 they could provide something more robust. And yes, as someone else pointed out - it's not the adapter itself -it's the chord that connects adapter to my laptop.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    After 10 months my charger broke! The chargers are very overpriced. Fix this issue APPLE!!!!

    140 of 143 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Got Burned

    I had issues with this adapter. The first one got burned / short circuit or whatever term you may call it. I brought it to an accredited Apple Service Center. I asked the technician how come it happened because this is the first time that i experienced it. I didn't had this issue before with my windows laptops (Thinkpad & Toshiba Satellite) before I got converted to use Macs. The tech guy told me to use an AVR, and (since it's not covered by the warranty) I have to buy a new adapter which I did. (That's around 2010)

    So this time I started using an AVR.

    Yesterday as I was solving issues with regards to the iOS5 update I did with my iPhone and iPad, again the adapter got toasted. I really felt bad because I've been given an inferior product. I came into this conclusion because the adapter got toasted the same way as it did before. I think there are some flaws with this power adapter. What bothers me now the most is that I have to buy another MagSafe adapter again just to be able to use my Macbook Pro. When will this cycle end?

    I just hope someone from Apple can help me with this issue.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 1/2 years of daily abuse....

    I've used mine daily for the past 4 1/2 years and it finally went out.... Not sure if they're suppose to last forever but I'd say not bad compared to some of the other posts I've read. Out to buy another one, heres to another 4 1/2 years!

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has "spoiled the child"

    I left the world of PC last September. Since then if you name the apple device I have it. My macbook pro power adapter has never failed. I have never had a problem with it. It is strong and durable. On the opposite side of coin I am very careful with my devices and I pay particular attention to make sure that they last a long time. I have never witnessed as much complaining about anything and everything in my life until I witnessing Apple reviews. I would recommend all apple products, even if you have an issue with something that isn't your fault more than likely Apple customer service will do what they can to quickly remedy the problem. The reviews that I have read are quite unwarranted ... but then again we live in the biggest throw away society on the planet.

    6 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 chargers, 3 different problems

    This is my 3rd MBP charger, 1st one over heated to the point where it burnt my skin, my second one stopped working within a month, and now charger #3 (no longer under warranty of my laptop) had the magnet rip off a couple weeks ago, and i had to hold it in place for a charge. Now it just doesn't work at all.
    Apple: PLEASE get a warranty for chargers or something.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Too Fragile

    I am about to buy my 3rd adaptor; this is absolutely unacceptable. Mac is the business, it is world beating, knocking Windows into a cocked hat. But I have had to use a borrowed Laptop on my latest trip because my 2nd charger has given up. Apple must get this sorted.

    101 of 108 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    apple still doesn't know how to design good chargers

    It works well for a few weeks but if you travel you're going to have to buy one of these often, almost $80. Let alone dealing with a broken charger and a dead laptop in a country where there is no such thing as an apple store. The magnet helps but not quite there yet with the design of this accessory

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger..... poor quality

    Scratches easy, only after about a year my power adapter looks like it came from a blender. the wire connected to the adapter came unravled ( my friend said not to wind it up around the latches, even though thats what they are ment for....) magnet can be too strong and it slaps the power slot on my mbp making small scratches around the area. Wish apple would fix these problems or use better stuff to make the wire out of so it doesn't unravel.

    (ways i would fix it is to coat the adapter in the rubber material as the wire, weaken the magnet, and make the wire that attaches the adapter better with more rubber or find a way to streangthen it.)

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How can something so simple be so bad?

    I give my equipment TLC. I never pull at the cable, I always detach the cord with great care, and this power supply still died after 8 months. It's not like it's a new technology -- it's a simple power supply. It feels like I'm being gouged for being a Mac lover.

    14 of 14 people found this useful