• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with product

    The part of the adapter that connects to my computer gets really hot and burns my fingers. It recently completely stopped charging my computer and so now I have to buy a new one. This is ridiculous because clearly from all of these reviews, it's a problem with the product and not something the consumer did. Fix it already Apple!

    119 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is HORRIBLE

    I thought this was the coolest charger at first and then it totally blew up. It is flimsy, scary and sparky. I haven't ever had a Mac charger that hasn't given me trouble. Either the port or the plug go out. This time my plug sparked and blew. I am thankful it didn't fry anything.

    60 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in ONE DAY

    This is by far the worst power cord on the planet. I got a new one because my old one broke on me after a year and 10 months and this one breaks in less then 24 hours... Who ever made this power cord so needs to be fired from his or her job for this piece of junk and I love Apple... So please for god sakes BRING BACK THE OLD POWER CORD AT LEAST IT WORKS...

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 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!!!!!!!

    17 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, Flimsy, Flimsy

    Come on Apple, it is long past time you made these sturdier. Or, make it possible to replace the cord at a cheaper price. It just isn't reasonable to treat a power adapter as a consumable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have only had my Macbook pro for one year and I have already had to replace this stupid cord twice. With the price of replacing the cord and how long it lasts, this is a complete scam. The computer is awesome, however I can no longer turn it on because I have no way to charge it. I love all apple products- but this cord is making me seriously consider making future purchases somewhere else. My old laptop also had a charger that would spark, now this one stops working and I have to replace it every six months.... seems like apple needs to come up with a bettwer way to charge their laptops....this is ridiculous. Don't waste you money!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I replaced the charger just 4 months after I got it. Now 6 months later it has randomly crapped out again. I took great care this time to ensure longevity and even my extra caution hasn't prevented this cord from being junk. Shelling out $80 a pop, is not affordable when you're a full time student with bills!

    33 of 34 people found this useful