• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my macbook, hate this power adapter

    I absolutely love my imac, my macbook, and most recently my new macbook air. But this power adapter has been terrible. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning, ready to bring your computer to the office for a presentation, and finding a dead computer that you thought was charging all night.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really?

    I'm on my 3rd in one year and I'm tired of this...

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    There is a flaw with this product.

    I have had a MacBook Pro for just over a year now. I am about to have to buy a third charger, because my last two adapters have stopped working without reason. There is no damaging to the adapter. I am very frustrated with this.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    YIKES!

    What they say is, in this case, true. My new MagSafe power adapter lasted a month (with little use). Luckily, it was warranted and replace at no charge. But, still....it's cause for concern.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't really complain, though I'd like to.

    There are 780 reviews for this power adapter, it's clear its junk. Or is it? My dog has chewed through the skinny cable that goes to my Macbook, and he chewed the fat cable on the extension part. I taped both of them back together thinking I didn't have a prayer of it working again. Well, that was 2 years ago, still ticking. A common problem I've had that I attend to, is dirt build up on the magnet. I do the old blow-on-it trick for both the female and male ends. Voila. last night was the first time I couldn't get it to work. This morning I shut it down, took the battery out, unplugged everything. Rebooted and plugged it back in. Nothing. Did it a few more times, Voila. again.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not again!

    Apple makes great products in general, but if it has an external cable, it just plain stinks. I have bought many power and video cables from Apple over the last few years, but the designs are so poor that even with careful use they almost always stop working after a year. I need a new one every year...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very poor again

    The adaptor on my sons 2 yr old Macbook stopped working last week. On checking the reviews on this site I counted myself lucky that we managed to get 2 yrs out of ours. Worried however about the experience of others I decided to purchase a new one from a shop rather than on line in case a new one became faulty.

    Thank goodness I did!! A new one was bought at PC World today which is a 2 minute drive from my house. The charger was on less than one hour when it 'packed in'. At my request PC World linked it to one of their in-store Macbooks as I was concerned there was something wrong with my sons Macbook. However, it was completely dead and it was exchanged for a new one. The second replacement is ok for now but I'll be keeping a close eye on it. Ridiculous given the price.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    I have mine for 3 years now and works fine so far. It is small, light and the magnet conector is great. I dont like to take care of these kind of things and always let it down on the floor, then it is hard to be broken. Awesome.

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk!!!

    we bought our mac a year ago and we are already on our 3rd charger its crazy that apple can charge so much for their products but cant manage to make them last . COME ON APPLE FIX THE ISSUE!!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    I have had my Macbook since Apr 2009. I am currently on my 3rd power cord and it is nearing it's end already. I had a Dell previous to my Mac and my power cord lasted the 4+ years I had it and never had any issues or problems. The fact that I have averaged 1/year with my Mac is incredibly disappointing and ridiculous.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    1 year 8 months since I bought my Macbook, just bought my fourth charger today. And I paid 125 USD in Moscow for this!!! Don't know what to say really.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely rubbish

    I've been using Windows based laptops all my life and not once have I ever had a problem with a charger breaking. I've had my first ever Macbook pro for 3 weeks and it's dead already. Considering this is a generic charger that covers so many of their products, it's practically embarrassing that they got it so wrong and even worse won't admit it. Pathetic.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possible short

    My magsafe adapter is charred! Not only is it charred where it connected with the power strip is charred, not only is that connection charred, but so is my Golden Key charm, but luckily not the wrist it was attached too! I am not sure if it was the adapter or the outlet that went bad, but a spark shot out and scorched my charm (enough that the edges melted). I must admit, I am concerned about purchasing another power cord when this one was possibly at fault...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    Always breaks. Simple as that - Apple needs to sort it out

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible reliability

    Right now I have 3 laptops. One of them is about 10 years old, the other is about 3 years old, and my apple macbook pro which is 9 months old. The 10 year old laptop is still using it's original power adapter, which has had no problems. The Three year old laptop is still using it's original power adapter, which has had no problems. The mac? I'm now on my 3rd power adapter in the 9 months that I've owned it. Needless to say I'm pretty unhappy about the reliability, especially since these things are so bloody expensive.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Make

    I can't believe the lack of durability of this power cord. I am on my second cord in less than five years, and I like to think I take care of my things. Really Apple, for that price it could be made stronger. I think this will be my first and last MacBook.
    Thanks for the head trip Apple.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 years

    I've had my macbook for two years now, and recently the Magsafe Power adapter has started to break down. It still works sometimes , but the cable has to be at a certain angle for it to actually charge the computer. It can be very annoying when you leave your computer to charge and come back to find it wasn't "engaged" properly and your battery is still flat. I don't expect the cord to last much longer so I will have to replace it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to go Buy a new Charger !

    My charger for my 13inch macbook pro just broke.I cant really afford this right now but i have to get it for my laptop because my laptop is very important to me and I love apple product and i LOVE my macbook but the Charger design is just stupid.I understand they wanted to have something different but it just doesn't work in the long run! Right now the ecomnic is bad and money is tight i don't have 80$ to buy a new charger every time it brakes. Apple your products are Very good but please change the Charger!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    6th?

    Through the years I've owned multiple apple products and have been satisfied with everything but this. When I had my original charger, it would over heat. Over a year ago I had gotten a puppy - who chewed my $80 MagSafe power cord.. Since then I have been purchasing my cords from a seller on amazon, and have come to find that their products are refurbished, and just as well - trash. My 5th charger is now shot, and I'm debating which to purchase, the yucky cheap one, or take a chance with the expencive official apple product that as well has bad reviews.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish.

    Terrible!!!! Lasted 3 months. It better be under warrantee. I just bought my Macbook Pro at the towards the end of Oct. 2011, and I bought Apple care so I'm expecting this to be covered. I am new to Mac, and instantly fell in love with OS X. But the hardware is garbage. My screen hinge broke within the first month and a half, took a week to get it fixed, now this. Just another inconvenience.

    29 of 33 people found this useful