• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely the worst charger for ANY portable device EVER made!

    I am about to be on my third charger that has worn out from normal use. I made sure to remove the charger by grabbing the connecter and not the cord too. Everyone one I know who has a macbook of any sort has had at least one charger break. I will NEVER buy a macbook again, solely based on the $80 replacement price of these time bomb chargers.

    46 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaws

    I have the white 13.3 inch macbook( late 2009) for about two years now. At first I thought, that this charger was the best charger I had ever seen for a laptop. But recently. It's being a real pain to me, when I plug it in while i'm using my macbook, the temperature of the connector reaches 50 degrees celsius which is pretty nasty if you happen to touch it. And the connector has also become loose which makes my mac constantly alternate between battery and ac mode which is pretty irritating, there was also another incident where I had received a major shock whilst going to rest the laptop on my knees. Is really what a MagSafe power adaptor is? Well so much for safety then, hope I don't have to have my mac catch on fire.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The exception to the rule

    Every other Mac product out there (ok except for my crumbling white plastic macbook body) is very well made and reliable. However the power chords are not. I have gone through 3 almost one a year. The last one that has JUST broken on me I have had for maaaybe a year. I really dont want to have to shell out another 100 (after taxes) on a power chord:( but what choice do I have...Should have kept the receipt and box...

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I bought this computer less than 6 months ago and the power cord just died. I really do not want to spend 80 dollars on a new one.

    49 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New & Improved

    The new MagSafe power adapter is awesome. The design gets the cord and connector out of the way and to date, eliminates the loose connection problems. The thumbs up!

    2 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible manufacturing

    This power adapter is very flimsy and broke on me after only a year. Its a terrible design. This is completely over priced and Apple needs to update to a more dependable adaptor. This is ridiculous!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extortionate

    Ok, it's an innovative system; fine it may fail at some point, like all wires do eventually (although this one seems to fail earlier than others). However charging 50 quid for a replacement is not fair. Mine is now showing signs of fatigue after a little bit more than 1 year, i.e. need to position the cable in a particular way to get power... how disappointed to find out the instance price of a replacement.

    69 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Infuriating

    With light use, I am on my third power brick in my seven months of owning my pro. Thanks for another stellar product, Apple.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give this negative stars.

    After 4 years of having my laptop charger (old magsafe design) it finally had to be replaced. When I got this new charger in I was able to use it once to partially charge my laptop before it stopped working. I thought maybe it was my laptop that wasn't working but I was able to use my friends charger just fine. I was told by my friend she had to return this product twice before she got one that actually worked. Apple I am really disappointed in you. Now I have to wait all weekend before I can even try and return this product.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Charger

    Its a good charger for the looks but the quality is just decent. It works but it will break if you dont handle it with care. However I like the old chargers better, i dont like the long design and I just found the old ones to be more appealing as they didnt block my ethernet port no matter which way i chose to plug it in.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Last time I buy any Apple products

    I am now on my 4th adapter in 3 years. Not only are these adapters poorly designed (wires bend and break, gets unbelievably hot) but they are ridiculously overpriced. I have had less problems with my piece of junk dell than this thing.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    my macbook charger just burnt out...its brown burn marks on the box and magnet tip

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't understand the bad reviews

    I have an old power adapter from my last laptop that has been working for over 7 years. What do people do to their adapters? It's an electronic device, you can't bang it around and expect it's not going to break. Needless to say, I've been using my new one for over 2 years now with no issues and I have one at all three places I use my laptop most, so I don't have the added weight in my laptop bag...unless I'm going on a trip. I've had no issue with any I've every purchased.

    4 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Three in on year

    Purchasing my third adapter in one year. Shame on you Apple, shame on you

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger EVER!!!

    I will go to say i love all apple products, BESIDES this poorly constructed magsafe charger they manufacture... I only had my macbook pro for 8 months, and im already on my 3rd charger... My second charger broke less than under a month, and i babied it like a child (especially after the 1st one broke)... I will also add that i am no power user either... i have the same charger cable for my blackberry which i have been using for almost 4 years!!! In fact, out of all the cables, wires, chargers I've ever owned in my entire life, these magsafe chargers have given me the most headaches - NO JOKE!!! if your constantly adjusting your cable to get your computer to charge, BEWARE, soon your cable will fry up (at least thats what happens to mine shortly before they break!!!) Poorly constructed cables id give these guys NEGATIVE 5 stars if i could!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd charger is breaking as I type

    I've had my laptop for a year now. After a few months I noticed my laptop didn't have a charge anymore, so apple sent me just the part that plugs into the computer as my computer was still under warranty. That was the problem. Now I'm noticing the charge is very low when plugged in, and the light is not on, but i can still wiggle the wire to get the light on. They need a more reliable charger and to issue new ones to their faithful customers. Hopefully they can send me a new one, because $80 is outrageous for a charger that broke because of poor product design.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke Again

    Within months of purchasing this power plug, it broke. The wires completely pulled out of the metal pin holder at the rubber join. This was my second plug connector in 2 years. I use the macbook only around my home, it has not been subjected to even normal wear and tear. It is disappointing and a bit odd. Apple makes great products, but the engineering and construction of these adapter plugs is sub-standard and brings down the overall value of their equipment. Major letdown, and another $80 in the pocket of the manufacturer.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 out of 3 have died

    We have three of these chargers in my family and one is completely dead, the second only works half the time and the third is fine...pretty pitiful. Somebody at Apple FIX THIS.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs work

    I've had the same MacBook for 5 years but I've replaced this MagSafe three times due to cord breakage/wear at the connection to the box. I'm not abusive with the cord at all but I do use the MacBook a lot. My current adapter is wrapped with electrical tape in all the vulnerable spots, which seems to be helping but this is definitely not a durable product.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    I am now buying the third charger since January, (8 months.) For $80 this should not be happening this frequently. I bought a mac so that it would last, not to be having to shell out money for up keep every 4 months. From the looks of it, this has been an ongoing problem and should have been fixed a long time ago.

    19 of 19 people found this useful