• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable

    It is nice that the charger plug comes off in case of an accident, but the cable is easily breakable. The regular power cable that plugs into an outlet is fine. It is the thinner cable that plugs into the Macbook that is a problem. The cable is attached to the charger and where it makes the connection there is some rubber that goes around the cable (Grey rubber). At this point the cable can easy slowly start to separate from the charger, specially if you wrap the cable around the flaps of the charger. The cable looks thick but once it started to separate I could see that the cable inside that actually transfers the electricity is very thin and mine recently broke. For a charger that costs $79, I feel this is unacceptable. Specially since all that needs to be done is make a more secure connection with the charger and maybe make the cable thicker.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh! gong on our 3rd power adapter

    I have to say, these MagSafe power adapters are a joke. When I first saw one I thought it was the coolest thing since Michael Jackson's Moonwalk. But now, after having two of them go bad on us with strain relief issues, I'm far from impressed. And at $79 a pop, I'm actually quite upset.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement power adaptor works perfectly

    The original power adaptor for my 17inch MacBook Pro just died. I bought a new one from the Milton Keynes apple store. The old adaptor had the original T shaped Magsafe plug. The new one has the modern version. It fits perfectly, looks much more elegant and does the business.

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    i just wish there were an alternative... i had to buy yet another replacement today, the only thing worse than the £60 expense, is the sound assurance that like it's predecessors, it will be dead within 6 months.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Improved

    I have been trial running this charger at work and home for two weeks now. I was a bit worried given some of the reviews here. However, I can say that so far I have been really impressed. The magnetic connection is much stronger and I have experienced less accidental 'pull outs' than before. No part of the charger heats up unlike the old one where the white 'box' used to get really hot. So far so good - hope it lasts!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, The 85w AC apter is very delicate.

    I have mine for a year already and it just started malfunctioning, but fortunately I have the Apple Care and I am getting a new Power Adapter this week (Feb 2011). I was advised to send the old one back to Apple. They will take care of the shipping as well.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    Okay we(my husband and I) love our Macs we've been with APPLE computers for years now. EVERY laptop we have ever bought has had the charger go bad with in months of them being brand new. In April of last year we bought 2 new macbooks because our others quit working. In just a few months my husbands computer charger quit working and we've had to share mine. Then mine quit working and we had to dig out our old charger that we had to share. Now that one has quit working. It got extremely way too hot and melted the plastic rubber thing on the bottom of my computer. I looked inside my charger port and its completely black inside and inside of the charger. In 2 more months I would have this for a year. I hope the computer itself in the charging area is covered by warranty. I am buying another charger but I'm not happy about it.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Junk

    I'm on my fourth 85w power adapter in two years. If the stupid wire is not fraying then the thing is burning out. $79 each time is totally lame. I wish apple would make a better power adapter or at least warranty them for at least 5 years.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    This is where APPLE really lets down! my charger broke down after 1 week of use, had to spend 60 pounds for a new one (yes, 60 pounds!!!) .

    poor quality
    rip off price
    not even compatible with my older macbook.

    Very disapointing

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    These things break way too easily, I'm already on my third one. I've been using them regularly too. Oh, and they are way overpriced.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have ordered 3 power cords for my MacBook and they all have gone out. I now need to order another one and I have only had this laptop for 1 1/2. I wish Apple would make their power cords just as good as their other products. Come on Apple....we know you can do it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great computers, but...

    Ok, I love apple products. The computers are amazing, and the OS is second to none. But the Power adapters are pieces of junk, and break pretty easy. I really "babied" the one I bought a few months ago and it's already stopped working. Seriously, come on guys, you make great products! Invest in a better adapter design. They're pretty pricey too if it breaks and you have to replace it. Again, I own tons of apple products, and love them. But I've gone through like 4 power adapters in the last year or so.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it zero stars if I could

    I use an Incase protective skin for my 15" MBP and this charger does not fit properly, I have to set it in with the cord running at me. This causes the ethernet port to be completely blocked (no biggy) but more importantly most of the firewire port is blocked.

    So if I want to use my external harddrive I'll have to use it with no power (not a good idea) or take off the bottom part of the protective skin so I can fit all cords in properly.

    The power does run through it if you try to plug it in with the skin still attached, but the power cord detaches with the slightest movement and is barely fastened in. It just doesn't look safe at all.

    A really bad industrial design choice by Apple this time...

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    These power adapters breaks very easily and feels very hot when in use.Poor engineering

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a bit more engineering to make it better

    I agree with a recent review about the output connection needing some rework so that if the cord is damaged it can be replaced, thus continuing to use the main charger.

    Further, Apple could put a USB port into the charger, so that iPhones, and iPads could be charged up using the same charger.

    This would be of a major benefit to households, and business alike, not to mention people in hospitals, etc, etc

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flimsy and useless

    I thought that the new design of the magnetic connection would solve my previous problem of fraying. Barely three months later, and the flimsy covering of the wires is not only breaking but crumbling at the most vulnerable points. I'm already putting in an order for my next useless cord, because who knows how long this piece of junk will last.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As bad as other Apple products are good.

    I've been through at least two of these for one computer. It's a cord... That's $80+ after tax... That will end up in the trash like the last two. Yay.

    You missed the mark, Apple. Maybe try reverse engineering a cheap PC power adapter, because I've never ever had one go bad.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Feedback on Product

    I've had my Power Adapter for one month and it already works off and on. I've had so many problems with Mac products I'm seriously thinking of going back to a PC,

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing about Apple

    I got my Mac Pro in July 2008 and I have to this date had no problems with it. The only issue I have had is with the Power adapter. Why can't apple make good power adapters? My Iphone Power adapter is also a pain because the cord gets really kinked and frayed. I am a student and can not afford to buy a new power adapter at the time unless I want to not eat. So i will just have to use my friend's and my brother's power adapter for now.

    Also I would put ZERO STARS if I could.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not pleased with adapter or Apple!

    I bought my first Apple product this summer (July), it is now January and for a month my adapter has been unreliable. It has almost completely failed. It works if I mess with it for 5 minutes and then, how long it will work, who knows. When I went back to the retailer I purchased it from (with a full service package) they placed an order for a new adapter, no problem, after a quick test. However, I received an email from them stating that Apple would like me to ship back my MacBook Pro to do their own test! I use this laptop for my business and would not be able to give it up for several days.....I think it's ridiculous, especially now since I see that it's an ongoing problem. It's a good way for Apple to loose a newly converted customer. It makes my pretty angry. I think it's awfully bold of them....I though they were a better company than this. In addition, I'd think about replacing it myself to save some aggravation but they're so expensive. Shame on you Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful