• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It charges, but only for the first few months.

    I absolutely hate this charger. Yes, it's nice to know that if I trip over it, my $1,300 machine won't go flying, but the price I pay is a non-flexible, charging tube. It's a terrible concept. Yesterday I called Apple and asked for a replacement (which is costing me $72) and I fear that unless I don't use it at all, it'll soon fail again. This design does not compliment the fine job behind the development of the MacBook Pro. It doesn't even come close.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doomed in about 1.5 years!

    Almost impossible to get a stable ON signal, had to meticulously position the cord to charge. It was used for only a little over a year and a half.

    Would be nice if the cord can be designed to be easily replaceable like the socket.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easily broken

    Im on my 3-4 charger within 2 years. even without heavy duty usage, it breaks within a few months.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a power adapter!!

    Have kept two of these around for a while never had a problem. Just had one die of unnatural causes (50lb Lab puppy used it as a chew toy) but the other one still works great. The wire on the new 85w unit for my new Mac Book Pro is a little stiff so I will be careful not to wrap it too tight but it should last quite a while if treated properly. Of course your mileage may vary.

    2 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoy it while it lasts!

    yes the design is sleek, cute and lovely... that is until it packs up for no just cause.

    I used my new macbook for 9 mths before the power startd malfunctioning, sometimes comes on and sometimes off, i need to adjust d flexible cable before i can get a permanent on. after 2 weeks of doing this, it's packed up completely. I bought a replacement (85W) for it and used the original ac power cord. this new one packed up in 2 weeks exactly.
    It was then I saw many similar reviews of faulty power packs for macbook and I felt fortunate that mine lasted that long.

    My advice to Users: You'll love your mac if you just bought one. Enjoy it while it lasts. Guard the power cord like your private parts; dont put any strain whatsoever on it; dont tie it up, bend, curve, tie up the flexible wire in anyway at all, BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL with it, and you might use it longer than i used mine.

    Advice to APPLE: you could do better with something as mundane as power pack... PLUS, the replacement is way too expensive, so much that i've had to suspend the use of my mac for a while.

    With very poor reviews for the adapter, you should do something quickly please... AT LEAST FOR THE LOVE OF THE MAC! and its teeming fans

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Built to Break

    After having my MacBook for a little over a year, my charger slowly gave out (within about a two week period) just as I can see this product has done for many other people... very frustrating that the replacement is so expensive when these things are so short lived. This is something I will take into strong consideration when debating between Apple and Windows in the future. Either fix the product or lower the price.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Onto my third charger

    In the past eight months three of my brand new macbook chargers have just completely stopped working. At first they usually just work intermittently but eventually that light just never comes back on again. I am getting so sick of taking it into the apple store and getting a new one. Fortunately I am still covered under the extended warranty, but I would just like to get one of the old chargers again or have apple fix whatever is wrong.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product, but not for people who abuse their stuff!

    I've have two laptop Macs and one iMac with these power adapters and none have ever failed. I have a friend that is too lazy (or cheap) to get an extension cord, so he stretches his power adapter cable so tight that it keeps popping off. He thinks this is a design flaw, when instead it is EXACTLY what it supposed to do! You're not supposed to put a strain on the cord or connector. That should be readily understandable to any sane person.

    Some reviewer here said that they had to "hold my Mac at an angle or hold the connector in" that should never be the case unless he/she is doing what my friend does, which is putting tension on the cable or stress on the connector. If you have to hold the connector in, you're doing something WRONG. It's that simple. The cord should have NO tension on it, the connector should have NO stress on it. Seriously, what is wrong with people? They treat their computer like a football, or like a hammer and then whine and cry when it breaks.

    These power adapters work great and last a long time IF you take decent care of them. Use your head and treat your stuff with some respect and you won't have any more problems with broken adapters.

    6 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $ 80 Replacement

    Last Year, I Received My Shiny New White MacBook (Mid 2010) Just Recently "They Said" They This Special Cord Prevents Fraying & Tugging. After Many Days, When I Charge Sometime I Need To Put My mac At An Angle Or Hold In The Cord When I Charge Now I Need A Replacement For This Faulty End OF The MagSafe. Thanks For Nothing (Note: I Chose 1 Star Instead Of No Stars For Reasons Of It Holding Up)

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorest Made Apple Product Ever

    I have went through 3 of these in a year. My first one the connector MELTED after a month, the Apple Store swapped it out no questions asked. The second one the pins stopped coming out after a few months and it wouldn't charge. The same thing happened to the third one. All of my PC's fail at the motherboard connector, there is no way this can happen with this adapter, but instead of the motherboard connector failing, the power adapter fails...cheaper than a motherboard I guess but still very poor.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Quit Working After 9 Months

    On the way to the Mac store to get a replacement. MacBook Pro still under 1 yr warranty. Hope they don't give me any grief. I'm printing out these reviews to take with me. When this new one stops working, my laptop will no longer be under warranty and I'll have to shell out the $80 for another one.

    Anyone have any idea how to convince Apple to fix this problem? How has Apple been "persuaded" in the past to fix an ongoing problem and obvious flaw with their products?

    I had the older white plastic MacBook for several years and never had any problem with the old design power adapter. In fact I'm using the old one right now on my NEW MB Pro.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do I have to spend 80$ just so I can charge my laptop?????

    I am going back to PC if I can't purchaes an affordable adapter. I lost the small removable plug from my Magsafe. I can't believe the apple store doesn't carry such replacement parts. This is not ethical. PC welcome me back!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Year One & Done.

    I purchased a Macbook Pro shortly after graduating from highschool, and I fell in love with it! Exactly a year and three days later after receiving my computer, my power adapter is dying. I've been reading reviews, and tons of people say the SAME thing! Such a rip off. Apple needs to come to the realization that this product is faulty. Either make a better product, or replace your customers' products who are dying left and right! I'm not pleased about spending another 80 dollars after buying a 1500 dollar computer!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger failed after 14 months

    I bought the MacBook Pro 13" May 2010 and have been having power cord issues. the cord is plugged in but no charge. I am convinced this is a flaw with the product as the cord has only been used at my office. I am not very pleased about the price to replace after reading some of the other comments where people are on their 3rd and 4th chargers.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Charger Ever!!

    I think this charger is the best because if someone pulls at it by accident the magnet will release and your computer will stay exactly where it is, and it seems to be a quick charge (Even though I think that's just the computer itsefl) But overall, great charger!!

    2 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Try resetting the SMC

    I recently bought this Adaptor because my previous one just stopped charging my (late 2008) Macbook. This new one worked fine...for two days...then it also stopped! I had read all the bad reviews but really, if you want to keep using your Macbook you have no choice but to buy a new charger. I had treated the thing like it was the crown jewels; never kinking the wires, never tugging the connection and plugging and unplugging with the utmost care so when it suddenly stopped working I knew it was not because of any harsh treatment.

    For interest's sake I tried my old one again...low and behold, it worked! The orange LED came on and my Macbook started charging. This was very odd - I had tried everything I could think of to make that thing work before and nothing. So I then reconnected my new adaptor, just to see if the glitch had somehow cleared. Nope! The new one still didn't work and the old one still did.

    So after a lot of googling on the subject I eventually saw a tip about resetting the SMC (support dot apple dot com/kb/ht3964). That fixed it! This seems to indicate that the problem was not with the adaptors at all but with my Macbook (or possibly the aged battery). So before you conclude that the adaptor is a faulty design (as you might do from reading some of these reviews) consider that many of those bad experiences may be similar to mine and could be remedied with a simple SMC reset.

    58 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible power adapter

    Had for less then a year and its already died with limited use with it. Apple should really think about redesigning there power adapters

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage - Died just after the one year mark!!

    I purchased two MacBook Pros last year. I spent close to three-thousand dollars and now 1-yr later I have to shell out an additional $79.00 for a replacement adapter. If you page through these reviews you will see that there are an awful lot of people singing the same song. Some folks are on their third and fourth adapter within the first year!! That leads me to believe that there's a design flaw with the adapter. C'mon Apple...admit there's an issue and replace these adapters free of charge!!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too overpriced for its lifetime

    it's been about 5 months since I purchased my second charger after having my first one (the older design) for 2 years. It's just broken again and now I have no choice but to buy another one at $80 for a part that probably costs less $5 or less to make! The charger should be at least half the price it is now, especially if it needs to be replaced every few months... I love my laptop and this is the only problem I've ever had regarding it.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th charger in 7 months

    Definitely the worst apple product I've ever owned. I bought a new Macbook Pro, which I love, in seven months. Within a couple of months, I've had to replace it twice, and now the third one is also failing. After a while it stops recharging. I recently switched to Mac (with the old plug) but may have to switch back when I replace this computers. Hopefully, Macintosh will produce a better product.

    19 of 19 people found this useful