• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broken already

    bought 2 macbook pro's and an imac in a month - one of the adapters has already broken - assumed since we purchased apple care they would take care of this - going to apple store tomorrow to find out what they will do....

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fuse

    So, there's a fuse in the plug of the adapter. What I'd like to know is why there is a fuse there if the stupid thing just keeps popping anyways? I've been told that the power adapters keep popping because "they are electrical devices and can't compensate for changes in power." That's what a FUSE is for; to pop the fuse before it pops the device.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 3yr. for me

    Well this is the first part I've had to replace and I'm very please. Going to buy a new charger!

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and very bad quality

    I lost once and since it is too expensive, people who got mine never gave me back. Then I bought new one: 100+ tax at that time.

    Now the charging is not working, or extremely difficult to make it work.
    I will never buy Apple computer. This is it.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Craptastic!!

    I bought a new macbook in June and my charger just broke in feburary! About a week before the charger stopped working my charger would get seriously hot when it was charging for only about 30 minutes. I use a cooling pad with my mac so I was surprised when it would get that hot. Seeing these other reviews I don't want to buy this charger again but I don't see any other product that I can purchase. But I really don't advise anyone to buy something that will most likely fail to work after 5 months.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My adapter broke too!!!

    Just 6 months my adapter started acting real sketchy. And would only work some of the time. Then it stopped working all together. For the price these should last longer. But I can't live without my computer so I will have to buy another one. It's like being addicted to drugs. I have to have it!!!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it.

    In less than six months of use, the thin cable which connects the power adapter to laptop will be broken. I've never seen as low quality recharger in my whole life before. It is also insanely expensive to replace. If you buy Macintosh branded laptop and recharger breaks down, fix it yourself or sell your Mac to somebody but do not buy new power adapter.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Why is there no alternative?

    The cord for my original (2007) MacBook broke after 3+ years. Not bad. Got a replacement, and it's broken after 4 months! Seriously? There's no other option, either. Apple, fix this design, like, now. I am clearly not the only one experiencing this.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple I love you but this is wrong.

    Plain and simple, your adapters are a bane to your product lineup. Good thing consumers don't realize this when they purchase a MBP though right?

    Anyway I absolutely adore 99% of what Apple does and stands for but these adapters have got to go.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasting Money

    Bought my MacBook in June 2010 and now the adapter has died in February 2011. Seeing in the other reviews that I am not alone in have had to readjust it in weird positions to get it to work the last few months. I had major problems with my old iBook adapter, you would think Apple could get it together by now and make a decent adapter so we didn't have to shell out $80 every few months.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk

    bought my macbook pro 3.5 months ago, charger looks like it is in perfect condition and has not been misused or abused yet today it just stopped working...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    how is it already broken!

    This is absurd, I have had my charger for 5 months and it's already broken. I literally use it when i'm at my desk, I never bring it anywhere, it has never been dropped.There is no reason why it should be broken already.I'm in university and I can not afford to pay for apples carelessness! Needless to say I am extremely angry.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY

    I had a 13" macbook and had to replace my magsafe charger twice. I got the MacBook Pro in April and that MagSafe Charger broke......for 79.00 it is a waste of money to keep replacing them. What is the deal Apple??

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No

    I got my macbook as a christmas present not even three months ago, and the charger is broke. I have tried fixing it, and nothing will work.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is terrible

    I've had this charger for less than a month and this past week it started flickering when I moved the cord. Tonight it is completely dead no matter how I move it and I need my laptop for school Monday. I have no way to get to the store to return it either. Why can't apple make decent chargers?!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might as well categorize these as disposable power cords.

    “It’s made from strong, beautiful materials like aluminum and glass. It comes with the latest technology — powerful processors, advanced graphics, and fast memory. And it has features you won’t find on a PC. So from the outside in, a Mac is designed to be a better computer” (Allow me to finish this ad) ...so we’re hoping you don’t notice the extra $79 you’ll spend every month or two for a new power cord so you can actually USE this state-of-the-art computer.

    Seriously, Apple, you should just sell these in packs of 12 and call them disposable, at least then expectations could be managed and you wouldn't exasperate so many people.

    HELLO? APPLE? ANYONE LISTENING?

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I got my mac book for christmas and I love it. It isn't even two months and my charger short circuits. It is the most frustrating and annoying thing, i pay 1500 for my laptop and i get the worst charger. If i have to pay 80 to get a new one, i will flip out.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO!

    My power adapter shorted out after 4 or 5 months of use. At first I thought I had been rough with it in some way, until reading these reviews. I've trie twisting it and placing it in different awkward positions to get it to work with fail. I am a college student who can't afford to pay $79 to replace a power adapter! Curse you, Apple!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY

    (February 10 2011) I bought this charger 3 months ago after my charger that came with the computer (2008) died, it was great until a few days ago. The charger started making a loud buzzing sound and also made the computer extremely hot while charging. I got it replaced at the apple store and less then 24 hours later the same exact problem started again. If your going to buy a charger DONT buy this one, I would suggest buying the old design is you want a reliable long lasting charger for you mac.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    Got it for Christmas in December, now the charger doesn't work. It is now February. Wow, that lasted pretty long! Now I'm spending 80 DOLLARS on a charger for a 1200 dollar laptop? This must be a joke.

    23 of 25 people found this useful