• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New and Better than the Old MagSafe

    I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the better), it doesn't nearly get as hot as the old MagSafe did (incredibly this one stays very cool, even on extended periods of time, although that could be because it's new.) Lastly, the actual connector is pretty innovative, feels much sturdier and less prone to fire/breaking/separation issues. It also wraps around a better/more effective contour. All in all, for $79 compared to $99, and the benefits i've named, it's a much better buy than the previous MagSafe (still overpriced, apple)

    2433 of 3947 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY better than old design

    i just purchased this product bc my old power adapter broke. this new design prevents the cord from bending right at the magnet, which is how my old charger broke. since the cord comes out of the magnet parallel to the computer side, and not perpendicular like the old one, it can't bend and cause the wires to fray over time... like it so far!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read This!

    I have a 2008 Macbook and lost my charger on a trip. I was reluctant to order this new one as it is not the exact type they used to provide and after reading the previous bad reviews, I was concerned.

    The first day, the charger worked but the second day, the light failed to eluminate and the laptop was not charging. Hence, my laptop died!

    I visited the Genius Bar at the Apple Store and was amazed to find out that the laptop battery in the older Macbook's needs to be reset/cycled to work with the new power adaptors.

    Apple is also coming out with a software patch that will address this issue.

    I wonder if all the previous poor reviews are because of this issue? Hmmm....

    To fix, simply remove the battery from the laptop and press the button for 10 seconds to reset it.

    Once back in the battery slot, plug the laptop into the new charger and it works!

    A GREAT tip for anyone wondering why this charger does not work with their 2009 and earlier Macbook. It is NOT the charger but the laptop. Voila!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple will REPLACE that!

    I was going to purchase a replacement for my frayed power cord, but the Apple Store sales person said that it was a covered item, and they replaced it for me for free. While I'm not happy that it frayed, the service is unparalleled! LOVE THEM!

    36 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolved my "Not Charging" issue.

    My initial MacBook Pro charger (which came with the Mac) was not even a year old, and already started to have issues with the MagSafe. It would constantly say that my battery was not charging -- even when it was plugged in!

    After much hesitation, I purchased this one and it works perfectly (so far). It resolved the "Not Charging" issue. Hopefully it won't fall apart as fast as my first charger that came with the Mac --- these are expensive!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Decline

    It seems evident from the reviews that there has been a definite decline in the quality of the chargers - almost every five star review (including mine) is of the original charger that came in the box that has since lasted years with no problems. It's no doubt a different product at this point, or just in general, from what is sold in stores at an outrageous price point. I still have the 60W MagSafe that came with my 2009 15-inch MacBook Pro and only recently started having an issue with cord tearing, and I'm pretty sure it was my fault. Chargers shouldn't have to be babied to last, and I doubt the folks giving one star reviews have been destroying their chargers. Point is, I'd trust the masses on this one, as the rest of us are talking about a product you won't be purchasing.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top of the class

    This is the best power supply I have yet found, safe, compatible, reliable.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a steal! :)

    My MacBook Pro is the non-retina 2012 model and it's now 2018. This charging cable has been absolutely fine, the only fault I've come across "lately" is sometimes it just won't notice it's plugged in at the power brick area and to fix it I simply just pull it out and push it back in. Which isn't a big deal, but when I get around to it I will purchase this for $97.90. People should really take better care of their products, all these 1 star reviews? And $97.90 for 6 years, that's nothing. Good charger, great last-ability.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hasn't broke since 2006

    I own the original '06 MacBook Pro with the original MagSafe and till this day, I am still using that same power adaptor that came in the box and it is still working almost flawlessly except for cosmetic damages. I don't see how people can fray their cable unless it's a PowerBook barrel / yo-yo cable then I understand.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New improved version

    This new shape is much better for reducing the risk of damage to the cord, which bugs the older version. It is cheaper, and retains the innovation of the old one with the magnetic safety catch. It does charge the 15 and 17 inch models, but takes a long time to charge if you are doing memory intensive operations such as photoshop or gaming.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    All this hate for this product seems ? - Not from me.

    Weird all this hate for this product.
    Granted the 60W adaptor i have with my macbook is the ORIGINAL from 2010, and not a replacement ...
    Perhaps newer ones are made to inferior standards? - Lower quality material to cut costs etc?
    Apart from being grubby, the cables, both from the power socket to the adaptor & the mag-safe cable to the macbook, are in perfect condition! - Adaptor itself is doing its job nicely, with zero problems in nearly 8 years now.

    Go figure ... But i won't be getting on the hate band waggon, when i personally have had zero issues!
    Five Stars!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    6 Years and no problems.

    The other posts talk about all sorts of issues, I have had none, in any case I say it's a good product, a little expensive, but in Australia it's always expensive for these items, not sure why?

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    I love Apple products! Although the charger had recently stopped working on me, it's had a good 3 years without any problems. The breakage of my charger is probably my fault anyway for not storing or handling it very well.
    The only downside is the price of the charger! It's so expensive, but being an Apple product, I guess it's reasonable enough.
    All in all, I don't think I'll regret buying a new charger, as long as it doesn't break on me within the next couple years!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!

    This is a great little charger. If you accidentally trip on it, it comes out and your laptop doesn't come crashing down with it!


    Very happy!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I didn't read these years ago.

    My Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is SIX years old this month. There is a 1/2" crack in the wire cover now that exposes the internal wiring when I bend it at the location. Given the zillion hours of use and abuse, my opinion of this product is very good. With that said I am on my THIRD keyboard that does not make me happy overall.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm Surprised

    I have had my 13" Macbook Pro for 5 years and have only just started having troubles with the Power Adaptor this year. That includes having twins constantly pulling at it. I don't know what the bulk of you are doing with your chargers but I think you need to take more care. I'm annoyed that it has finally succumbed and I have to replace it but if I can get another 5 years for $129 or less then I am happy!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger

    I have had my charger for over three years now and even though I have been rough with it I haven't had any issues.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    The MagSafe really is a feat of consumer electronics.
    this is cheap when you consider the thought that went into the product.
    The reason that my original one broke was human error.

    Love it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works fine - please note all the other five star ratings.

    Have macbook pro 2009 - used the same power adapter without a problem and it goes into the briefcase every working day.
    Bought a spare so I don't have to transport the cord too - it looks better made.
    People with problems must be very tough on their gear!
    Attaches well and no heat etc.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip off

    I've only had my mac for about 4 months and the adapter already needs to be replaced...and that will cost me $79...WTH!! Love my mac, but Apple can and should do better on this item!!!!!!!

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