• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    About 10 months ago the T-adapter which came with our 2008 MacBook Pro stopped working. There was no visible damage to cord and it was always plugged into a three pronged grounded outlet. At the time the apple store replaced the adapter with one of the new L-shaped adapters. Then about two months ago it began to intermittently not charge. All the updates, resets, and cycling were done at the time of replacement. Again no visible damage to the cord, never wrapped up and only used at the house. Brought it again to the apple store and was told that the replacement part only came with a 90 day warranty. He tried to sell me another replacement part for $61, again with only 90 day warranty or for an extra $10 one off the shelf with a 1 yr warranty went with the latter option. After reading all the reviews here prior to going I tried asking if it was normal for these to fail after less than a year or now two in a three year life cycle, his answer was no and that people online only complain ;). The adapter for our 7 yr old HP is still going strong as well as the old style plug for the 2004 Macbook as an aside. Always have loved apple since my first Apple IIe, hopefully they will listen about the poor quality of this product.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible construction

    third power supply this year??!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    In hardly 2 years of owning a macbook,

    Got my 15 inch MacBook in June 2010, the original charger died in about 9 months and now the one I bought replacing that one is dead too.

    Hardly one year passes and I've had to get THREE different chargers!

    OH JOY!...
    sooner or later I will have spent so much on these chargers I will have had enough for a whole new MacBook.


    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Three of these in 13 months.

    I have gone through three of these in 13 months. The first one I got replaced under warranty. The second, I needed it too urgently to go through the warranty process, considering I live where there isn't an official Apple store. The third one was one month outside the laptop warranty. This is ridiculous. At $100AU a pop, you guys are sending me broke - I'm a student, I bought my Macbook Pro to study. This is a poorly constructed product. I have tried treating the most recent adaptor with kid gloves, particularly when transporting the power cable, but it has still lasted less than 3 months. With all three, the problem has been where the white cord joins the silver end piece. The cord has either split open (two out of the three) or stopped charging due to some sort of internal damage there. I'm moving to Timor Leste for work next year and I'm really worried what will happen if this happens again, it could take months to get a replacement out there. Not happy!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enough power

    I'm having the same issue as many other users, under high CPU/GPU load the 85w magsafe simply doesn't have enough juice to charge the battery so it starts to drain slowly. Apple should recall them and replace with a higher wattage one or offer a new magsafe for free for affected users OUTSIDE US TOO!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year old and already problems!

    Terrible construction! Already shorting out around the MagSafe connector. You ruined an excellent computer with this dreadful accessory!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Computer Same Problems

    This laptop is 10 months old and yet the power supply has the same problems as everyone else. This problem happened with my old MBP's Power supply too. Its endemic. Is this something that a class action lawsuit could solve? It seems like a known problem and Apple sells faulty power supply units to consumers anyway. Unless Apple wants to design something that isn't designed to fail.

    I am sick of having to spend more money to fix something so new after dropping so much cash to get the laptop in the first place.

    I agree with everyone else.. Apple needs to fix this before they put out new products.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter is a joke. Within a year, 3 of them went dead. At $80 each, I call this a ripoff. What's happening to Apple quality?? I can't figure out the warrantee on this adapter, would love a refund really!

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need a new power chord every year!

    I'm on my 3rd power chord in 2 years. I wrapped my first chord as recommended by the Genius Bar people. The chord detached after about 11 months. I didn't wrap my second chord and now the stupid thing won't charge my computer. If you like buying a new power chord every year then this product is for you! I hate that I am forced to buy this faulty product every year! Get a clue Apple!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    The new design with the silver end with reinforced tension relief is robust and strong. If these are fraying then they are being mistreated.

    I got this 6 months ago and it's still in brand-new condition being used everyday.

    I'm very happy with this product and the bottom line is if you treat your equipment well, it'll last.

    9 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    please fix this product.

    i have an exam and 2 papers due tomorrow, and 1 hour of battery life left. thank you apple.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please come up with a better product

    I am so frustrated by the power cords sold for my computer. I am on my third cord. I always end up with frayed cord either at the magnetic connection or where that part of the cord goes into the pwer box. This is a real problem and I am not abusive with my stuff. This last cord I have had less than a year. I am really hoping that Apple will come up with a better longer lasting cord.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for nothing Apple

    You would think that after nearly 500+ reviews of this garbage excuse for a charger that Apple would take the time from releasing new phones every 10 seconds, and fix the products they already have. I won't get into the rampant instant gratification consumerism that Apple engages in, because at the end of the day I need the products they provide. But thanks to this wonderful company, I will not be able to finish my paper or any of my other homework because I cannot charge my laptop because the charger I bought two months ago has mysteriously stopped working. Please take a break from creating iPad 32 and fix what you have already made. Trash would be a compliment when describing this product and the hypocrisy and utter disrespect in charging $75 for it is disgusting.

    Good day.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Very surprised that it suddenly stopped working yesterday... Same problem as everyone else here. I'm curious if part of the problem is the case on my laptop which doesn't allow the plug to sit quite flush, combined with the fact you have to bend on the wire to yank the magnet loose... I think when my new one arrives I'm going to attempt to put a splint on it, and only use it facing backwards when I need access to my Firewire port... and I'll remove the top of my case while doing so. Aside from that I'm getting a zipper bag to bring it around instead of coiling the wire around the brick. I hope that helps. Landfill for this one.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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