• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    My adapter has broken after only 6 months of use, very disappointed.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage! Utter Garbage!

    So I have already been through 3 of these things, moving onto a forth. The are just trash. $80 trash! The magsafe idea was a neat one, but the product is terrible. The main problem? The small thin wire that leads into the Mac. Twice it has torn and twice it was MELTED through. So great, this thing is a fire hazard.

    Honestly, if you can get a third party cable, go for it. It will probably be a more worthwhile investment than this junk!

    59 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come On Mac !

    Come on Mac, you can put a man on the moon but you can't make a descent power adaptor? We pay more for quality with you and don't mind doing so but can this also include some equivalent engineering with this accessory?
    I am not an engineer but here is what I would do. Make the end quadruple insulated with additional rubber. Cost?? Practically nothing to you. This way, where it bends and tweaks from constant use it will last much longer?

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is adapter #3. This time, all was fine for almost a year. Then, the adapter just wouldn't 'fit right' and didn't work. After a couple of tries, the green/amber light would come on. If you plugged the adapter in, sparks came out of the outlet. Then, one day, I smelled something 'off'. I touched the MagSafe end, and it was burning hot. The tip would give you an electric buzz. The plastic wrap was coming off. Well, I took off the plastic. Vowed to buy #4. Now something odd. The adapter w/o the plastic is FINE. The other one, I removed the plastic and it is FINE. UGH.. Worse Apple product out there. Beware, this could be a fire risk.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a big improvement!

    I had my adapter for just a little over a year for the Macbook Pro and now it failed on me. I'm not sure if it's the wall plug or the whole power adapter itself.

    All I know is, now I have to spend another $79.00 plus shipping!!!! They should make it more affordable, especially when it fails most of the time, or when it doesn't last for more than 2-3 years.

    AND, the adapter gets realllly HOT. The macbook pro gets really HOT as well. SIgh.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give no stars

    This magsafe is terrible. The old one that didn't force you out the cord toward either the front of the macbook or the back of the macbook was much stronger and better. Honestly though, none of these have lasted very long. They are very flimsy. The one that I had bought a year ago simply stopped working and did not turn green or orange ever again. If I were anyone else, I would buy a good PC laptop. I was disappointed with my Imac too. It died and now doesn't even boot from CD when I hold C. APPLE YOU NEED TO HAVE SOME QUALITY CONTROL.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth

    lasted for less than a year!! totally not worth the money!! if apple is looking for creating some quality revolutionary designs, they should also look at the usability and reliability of the product! all mac book pro owners i know of have replaced their charger atleast once!! the magnetic connecter etc are great!! but the wires are poor! they fray! i'm really dissappointed with apple! pls help us!

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I just bought 15.4 MacBook Pro) 2 week now Adapter stop working, just only 2 week stop working it so bad produce. I thought it wil help me fast for design, even it so very expensive I but it opposite, Now I cant do anything cos Adapter not working, I cant buy the new adapter cos it so expensive, and low quality.
    I'm not sure just only 2week the Apple have warranty or not ?

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad charger

    Went through three in less than one year!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 13 months

    Wires near connector broke after 13 months of usage.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

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    I bought the cord about 2 months ago and already not working. Cord kinks easily and then shorts out.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is definitely a RIP!!

    This is a rip!!! I have had my Mac Book Pro 7 months and already this power cord has gone out. It works when it wants or after you wiggle it around a few times. After all the cash spent on these laptops you would think the power cord would last.....How is a consumer suppose to utilize the product. Apple should refund everyone who has had to purchase a new power cord with it's known faulty issues.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 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