• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter Works Great

    I have had my adapter for more than 9 months now and I have never had an issue. These negative reviews are probably people who have not handled their accessories with great care. Do not listen to them they work fine!

    1 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    Bought a 2011 MacBook Pro 13" power supply died within 6 months. The replacement died immediately and now my third one is dead. I have never had a problem with PC power packs like this one. The cheesy, skinny cord dents, breaks, kinks and just doesn't work. For something as important as powering the computer, one would imagine that it would be built to withstand some abuse. Nope...it's just made to look pretty.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality

    I am buying this as an replacement for my old charger which broke after 2,5 years. In my opinion very poor quality compared to excellent quality of Mac computers.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems At All

    I've had this MagSafe adapter for about a year and I've not had a problem with it yet. I use the adapter every other day, and when not in use, I keep it with the cord coiled in pouch in my laptop bag. Having read some of the negative reviews here, I suspect these folks are coiling the cord around the brick on the retractable hook. When I first received this adapter, I realized coiling the cord that way would be a problem. I coil the cord around three or four fingers and then I secure it with a cheap velcro strap. The cord doesn't fray and all is well.

    3 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another magsafe stopped working

    going by the reviews of this product there appears to be a problem. My power adapter less than 6 months old and has decided to stop working. Apple needs to address this issue.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    18 months and fried

    I agree with everyone here. I have had my macbook pro and charger for about 18 months and out of no where it is like a game to my laptop to charge and it gets so hot that it's practically burning the slot where the adapter goes. This is ridiculous, but we all have no choice but to pay $80 in order to use our laptops. Apple needs to go back to the original chargers that these used to have!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design.

    The cord needs to be detachable from the plug in unit. Why not have a replaceable cord? The iphone/ipad charger does this nicely with a USB connection. This is not up to Apple's high standards.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth 1 star

    having to replace after just 1 year. the cable essentially comes out of the magnetic head. I take exceptional care of my equipment and there is no way this should be falling apart after just 1 year. Now I had to spend $80 for a new one.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    We had the power adapter for our Macbook Pro 13" exactly 14 months. The plastic DISSOLVED, leaving the inside outlet prongs completely exposed! This could have been a disaster. Apple will have to do better than this. The power adapter is cheap, poorly constructed with virtually no quality control. Pathetic!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievably Unreliable

    What's the deal with this? As expensive as they are you'd think they'd last more than 3 months. Now I know why it's got a 1 star rating.. It seems these things only last about 3 months then it's time for a new one. Third trip I have to take to the apple store to return one of these. Very frustrated.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Power Adapter

    I agree with the negative comments that I have read so far. I have had to replace several of these. It gets very expensive and is aggravating when you need your computer for school but you can not charge it. Apple is well known for having great products and they really need to step their game up on this product and redesign it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter gone in 3 weeks

    I just bought my Macbook Pro. Now living in Japan and the power adapter has gone. And now I read all these comments!!! I think I'm buying this fantastic product and this happens!!! What the!!! Apple get your act together!!! Unhappy customer!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe is a brilliant idea but does not last

    I bought a Macbook Pro 13" in November 2010. I had a Dell XPS 13" before. I got tired of the power adapter constantly falling out of the Dell after a few months of use. The magsafe design eliminates that and really is a great design. However, these things simply do not last. My first one lasted 8 months before failure. The second one lasted about 6 weeks. To make matters worse, I now live in South America and while I have Apple Care, it takes 8 days to get another adapter, unless I feel like paying about double what they are sold for in the US. Two stars overall for the design, 1 star for reliability. Apple, you make great products and I have a lot of them but your power adpaters are awful. You can't be making money on Apple care because you must be replacing these things all the time.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good value! Not a Green product!

    This product is too expensive because it does not last. $80.00 for a power cord that barely lasts a year is unacceptable. If the reason the price is so high is because of all the features that come with it, the features should be sold individually so you can replace only the portion that is worn out or broken...
    This is not a green product!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple?

    Just like everyone else hear I had to buy a new adapter after not even a year of use, But what makes it worse for me is that you can't even ship to me directly since I'm stationed overseas. So thanks for that. Half a star.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had mine for less than a year and about a month ago the head of the the
    charger started to become incredibly hot. As of yesterday my charger stopped working completely. When I reported this problem to apple they just said that it was my fault and that I have to buy a new charger


    26 of 26 people found this useful