• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted just over 1 year.

    In the past three years I have purchased three chargers for my MacBook, it has been 13 months since my last purchase and guess what...I'm back again. It is almost beyond any doubt in my mind that Apple engineer their products to make them as much of a consumable as possible. Why design something that will last for five years when you can make it last one year, keep churning out the units cheaply, sell them for a ridiculous price and make a whole heap of money. But what am I going to do? Apple are the only people who make them, so I will get in line and pay my $100 like a good little consumer and then pencil in a date on the calendar 12 months from now "Need New Charger". Outrageous greed, 1 star!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted about a year

    I have had my MacBook 13" about a year and this has just stopped charging. This is as bad as the iPhone charging cables. Even though I have AppleCare, I don't expect it will be covered. This product does not match the quality of the MacBook. Very unhappy.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    every year, i buy a new one.

    I've owned Mac portables since 2004, and with each one of them, the charger has failed me after one year or less. I'm about to buy another for this laptop - I just bought it a year ago - and the charger has been going crazy on me for a couple of weeks. Sometimes it gets hot to the touch, sometimes it connects but says "not charging" and sometimes the light is on and green even when it isn't plugged in.

    My charger sits in the same place and never moves, nobody yanks on it or chews on it or shoves it in water. You'd think such an expensive computer would come with a better quality charger. Or, if this is going to be such an issue, that the replacements wouldn't be so expensive.

    Without fail, every single one needs to replaced.
    It's not enough of a hassle for me to stop buying Macs, though!
    But seriously, Apple? Make a better charger!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    I think the apple adaptor is the worst charger apple could have ever design it such a disappointment and a waste spending a ridiculous amount of money and finding out your charger only last about 3 months, it's truly disappointing that apple could have come up with such a design

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you people insane????!

    This power adapter works just FINE! You must be abusing yours. PLEASE do not listen to any of these crazy people, they obviously can not take care of the things that they have.

    6 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Uncharacteristically poor product-Magsafe

    I have had to replace a 60W Magsafe three times within 18 months from purchase. I have purchased warranties plus extended warranties. However these are no longer honoured and these companies have written to Mac for answers. Come on Mac get behind your product and accept these high failure rates to initiate a change to the Magesafe design.

    We the 99% no longer believe we should pay a high price for a poor product. All you are doing is encouraging the purchase of compatible suppliers of Apple products.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It DOES NOT LAST AS LONG AS THE OLDER TYPE OF "PLUG IN" ADAPTER

    This power adapter did not last as long as the old one. Had to replace my 15" adapter 2 times. I have had my 13" Powerbook for only a little than a year. I checked it tonight as this computer is not taking the charge. Checked the magnetic area and the power wire just came out. That is it, done. Another $80 buck for a power adapter. This is my third one for power books.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They always fail after one year of ownership.

    I've owned Apple portables since the PowerBook 100; I have had nothing but problems with the latest models, with the failure of the MagSafe power adapters being the biggest problem to date.

    I don't know what it is with the MagSafe power adapters, but they always fail catastrophically. My first one, the original design, frayed like all of them, and the replacement did the same. When the redesigned aluminum MagSafe power adapters came out, I thought the design had finally been perfected. Wrong. My current MagSafe power adapter charges only when it wants to and quickly gets very hot to the touch, to the point where touching it with my fingers is uncomfortable.

    I have seen this problem once before, on a unibody white MacBook that I used at work. We had to replace that adapter after less than six months of service.

    The MagSafe connector is remarkable in theory, but in practice, these power adapters bring me nothing but headache. I wish there would be some sort of update or better quality control measures because having to buy a new one every 13-15 months is a bit absurd. I'm really gentle with my equipment, my laptop hardly ever leaves the house and is used mainly on a desk or table. I have no idea why these continuously fail on me.

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopefully Better

    My old power adapter lasted for only 2 years after the cord itself is getting lossen from the inside of the LED sensor. my problem is its unavailability here in Egypt which i would have to wait until the end of this month. terrible indeed! the staff suggested for me to use the 85W for my 13" Macbook but i am afraid to give it a try. I hope Apple Company would consider all the issues concerning the feebleness of this $79 cost adapter...

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Power Adapter

    I got my new MacBook Pro, three months back. My Apple 60W MagSafe Power charger stopped working. Its disappointing, when a premium priced product from Apple has such poor quality product. I wish my other apple products don't act the same way.....

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor product

    Wish I'd read all the other reviews before I bought this expensive adapter - I think I have been lucky as mine has lasted 18 months but this is just not good enough. Looking at the dates of the earliest reviews, Apple has had plenty of time to improve the adapter but have not done so. This is very disappointing and lets down the company badly when so many of their products are worth the extra cost. What to do now?

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    This charger from week one is the cruddiest piece of garbage. It doesn't charge when I plug it in unless I'm on my knees praying to God that it will so that I can get my homework done. I've spent too much money to be dealing with a freaking chord problem. A PC would never have this issue unless I had violently abused it.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    I love my MacBook. But I am about to buy a charger for the fourth time since I got the laptop in 2008. I do not appreciate having to pay $80 for such a low quality product. The adapter started acting funny the first day I got it. In its last days the connector was so hot that I couldn't even touch it. Apple needs to do something about this.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 5 months

    I cant believe how expensive these things are and how little they last. With all these reviews, isn't it time for apple to realize these ratings and make them better!? Steve Jobs would have found a way to ensure quality, i hope that is still the case even if it's just a charger.

    53 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted long enough

    My magsafe adaptor that came with my 2008 macbook worked fine for about 2 years until just a few weeks ago it stopped fully working and U had to fidget with it ti get it working. Now it is completely broken. I guess the life of it varies because I had used it very heavily.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure

    This is the main focus of my apple frustrations (i have others) the product can't handle anything. In owning a macbook for one year i had one fail by itself, one fail when falling from not even a foot and one fail due to poor design. Apple work on this! The simple fact that in my warranty period i had to have this replaced 3 times (paying for it three times) is a simple disgrace for your brand

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate MacBook chargers.

    I am on my 4th MacBook charger in the past 3 years. These things just do not last. I have used both the old and new designs and neither are reliable. The charger I am using now barely connects and I have to fidget around with it for it to work properly. Apple needs to come up with a new design.

    I am about to order a new charger, just because I have to, not because I like them.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Already

    Had this charger for about a year before it stopped working. Ordered another one that lasted about 7 months before it, too, stopped working. Now I'm having to go through the hassle of getting the warranty to cover a new charger. Unbelievably annoying and overpriced for the quality.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 4 months

    My original adapter worked for 3 years. The new one lasted 4 months.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "New" power adapter works fine so far

    9 months with my new MBP 13 and I haven't had any problems with the power adapter. Here are a couple of habits I've fallen into. (1) I don't charge my Mac until I get the 10 minute warning. This reduces the handling of the power adapter. (2) I don't use the fold-out ears to wrap the cord. I LOOSELY wrap the cord around the outside square of the power adapter and hold the cord in place with a rubber band. This puts minimum stress on the rather-stiff power cord. It also minimizes the kinks and sharp bends. (3) When connecting the power adapter, I allow the cord to unwrap and uncoil completely on its own before connecting to my Mac. Minimizing the twisting and bending of the rather-stiff cord has minimized its wear. I've also bought a second power adapter (no-name, not Apple) to leave at the office to further minimize wrapping and unwrapping the cord. These steps have worked well for me. They might work for you.

    6 of 14 people found this useful