• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    One of the bad things Apple just doesn't get it I have changed over 3chargers now.
    Bad Bad Bad......

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    60 W MagSafe Power Adapter

    The power adapter cord is flimsy near the magnetic plug. The cord should be sturdy. My cord caught fire and just so happen I was using my computer at the time. Could have been worst.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Design

    Bad Cable Design. I have to hold my power cable a certain way to charge my MacBook Pro.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Lousy Product

    I'm now on my 4th charger and I have purchased 3 chargers in the past year and a half alone. The original T-Shaped charger was fantastic and it lasted me 3 years. Sadly, it's demise came when my dog chewed it up.

    With the new L-Shaped Magsafe, it was a product which was not thought out because it blocked the Firewire and Ethernet ports. I had to use it reversed most of the time and it put a lot of strain on the wire connecting to the head of the charger (which goes to the laptop). This eventually gave way half a year later when the insulation tore through and I (a poor student) sadly had to spend another $128SGD on a charger which was supposed to last way longer.

    My 3rd charger gave way for the same reason today. This time round, the insulation tore through yet again where it connects to the power adaptor itself. It seems like these are weak points on the magsafe chargers. I've used the third one for approximately a year now and had to pick up my 4th one today.

    For the magsafe, I would give it 0 stars if I had a choice. It is an absolutely rubbish of a product and I can think of many more ways to spend that 300USD on my education instead. If this charger gives way again, I will move on to purchasing a third party charger instead. I can't be spending 400USD chargers can I? Makes no sense at all.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is awful!

    I have gone through 3 of the chargers because they are so terribly designed! I wish that I had never gotten a mac because the chargers are so terrible! I would not suggest anyone getting a mac solely based on the fact that you will end up having to buy charger after charger for just regular use. I wish I could select negative stars! The wire is very thin and becomes exposed less than a year after you buy it. I am not rough with it either.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    terrible but unfortunately you have to buy it or your macbook will become useless. They don't last at all. My third just died and now I have to buy a fourth and I'm so agravated about it I decided to use the last of my battery just to write this. Like another user said I'm beginning to rethink mac because the cost of constantly buying $80 power cords is ridiculous.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've now owned two of these power adapters and neither one has lasted me more than three months at the most. The first one I owned that came with my Macbook Pro lasted less than two months. I was able to exchange it for free due to my laptop being under warranty. My second one, after a few months, has now stopped working completely. I am very careful with my computer and its accessories but that does not seem to help. This product is 100% unreliable. It is shocking to me that Apple has such a bad product, since I've always been so pleased with my other Apple products. But I am very fed up with this particular one.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design. Horrible product. Complete rip-off.

    I got my macbook in May 2010. I now have to buy my FOURTH power chord. That means that I have had to pay over $300 in less than two years on top of the $2,000 I had to pay for the machine. Those who claim that it is my fault for not "taking care of" the product are merely trying to legitimize the fact that this product is designed to steal money from mac customers. I'm not surprised that they refuse to cover power chords on the AppleCare plan, since they're probably making a fortune pawning off these overpriced hunks of junk. If I didn't have to spend all of my money buying new power chords, I would get a different computer in a heartbeat.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord

    I have just read many of the reviews on the power cord as I am about to purchase a new one since my old one is about to die. I have owned my mac book for about 4 years and this is the 1st piece of equipment from the original purchase that needs replacing. The cord is starting to fray badly but this is to be expected, I think, after 4 years of a lot of use. I also travel full time through work (and personal) so the cord has continuously been thrown around in backpacks & suitcases. If this is how long my old one lasted, I look fwd to the new and improved one! Thanks Apple.
    p.s...the old one, if placed properly, still works too!

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cost vs Quality

    They all break - especially if you travel with them. The problem I have is that when this one breaks, it's $80!!!! Get your cost in line with the product quality!!!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with the low voltage side of the cable at the

    Cyclic repeated use caused failure of the low voltage cable just at the junction to the adaptor within warranty. Was not replaced because of signs of wear although not the probem. See what happens to the next one. I am interested to see if others are failing in the same way - the apple attendant said they had recalled some pro cables. Average service from apple if it is a design fault rather than rough hands...

    This 20+ mac for me (SE up to macbook pro), would have been nice to have the warranty honoured...


  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Quality Through and Through

    I really don't know what these people that are giving this cord one or two stars are doing. For crying out loud it's a power cord! It is not the computer itself! How hard can this be?! Apple can only do so much to make it idiot proof, but some of you have really stretched the definition. If you have any doubts as to whether it's the right tool stop being such a pompous jerk and ask an expert at Apple!

    This cord is very well made. I love the magnetic breakaway cord. Having owned a pc for years, and having to replace the power cord on every on of them because of poor quality or some tripping over it, this cord is a Godsend. For the rest of you... Grow up!

    18 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    About to buy my third power cord. This is a terribly flimsy design and a true rip off. I'm going to think twice about getting a Mac next time because the "maintenance" costs of replacing these and my battery aren't worth it.

    119 of 130 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Can Apple do better with this macbook pro 13 charger for the price they ask ?? Is a real piece of crab and is only good to have have it still on a desk and NOT for a laptop.

    Just a #$%ˆ&*( piece of %$*(.

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had this charger for less than 6 months. Despite my taking care of it, it has now stopped working. If Apple think this is worth £50 then they are deluding themselves. Please Apple, redesign the charger and make it a sensible price. Surely £20 would be a better price than this rip-off.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    broke after a few months and WAY overpriced!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working, just like the original

    I purchased the charger in April 2011 and it stopped charging in September 2011. I paid $80+tax to buy this charger and made sure to get an original Apple charger because I figured I would have better luck with it than a knockoff, despite the high cost. Well, here I am in a foreign country with a non-working computer because the charger I bought before I left has already bit the bullet. If I could give 0 stars, I would; the charger does nothing but serve as a paperweight. I suggest you try your luck with an off-brand because it will probably last just as long as cost you a lot less.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    this could be why their breaking..

    We are dealing with machines here! Of course it's going to break WHEN YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF IT. I've had my charger for over 2 years with no sign of a malfunction. I've made sure to take really good care of it, by not dropping it! leaving it in your car near direct sunlight, nor leaving it anywhere where it could be exposed to extreme low temperatures.

    This implement cannot protect itself, you have to care for it....
    It will not last if you treat it like loose change.

    but i will agree, they are expensive to replace! and should be lowered if you were to bring back one that did happen to break within the last 30 days.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This charger is just plain horrible. I've had my laptop for a year now and I'm on my second charger about to have to get a third. When I plug it in now, the light doesn't even turn on. Sometimes when I'm lucky it will start charging for a bit but then stop working later.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly disappointed.

    I bought this adapter to replace my original one for use with my 2006 Macbook. I carefully read what was posted on the Apple website and discerned that this one would work correctly with my particular laptop.

    Instead of simply charging my computer, it gets so hot that it actually fried the interior part of the adapter that connects to the laptop. Because of this, it now only charges if I press it very hard into the jack.

    So now, after just slightly over one year, I'm looking at having to buy a new one.

    I typically have a very good experience with Apple products, but this one, unfortunately, is beyond frustrating.

    109 of 111 people found this useful