• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is up with this?

    I just bought a macbook pro for $1200 just a little over a week ago and this power adapter has stopped working already. 80 bucks to replace it. I'm not even sure if it's worth it because reading all these other user reviews shows that it does not last very long at all. You shouldn't have to pay 80 dollars every 6 months to keep using a product you spent over a thousand dollars to buy.

    Stop ripping people off Apple!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    ThIs charger lasts about two weeks then shorts out. I am on my 3rd now in two months. The old one may have taken more stress but lasted longer. Apple, is this some demonic scheme to make your customers continue spending money? I always loved my Mac but this is ridiculous. I think it's time to get back to the drawing table and you should consider recalling this adapter and giving your customers one that works!!!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ten Times worse!

    I have bought three of these in the past YEAR! And they work fine for about 2 weeks before botching out completely. No light, no charge, nothing. They may be supposed to be a better design, but if you ask me, they are ten times worse then the old design considering the old one lasted me so much longer, and you know what, I've only had one of the old designs that has ever botched out on me. If you ask me, this is some ploy to get customers to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on an item that just doesn't last! Sorry Apple, I don't have time or the money for the stuff, so make a butter cord or go back to the old one because this is ridiculous!

    My opinion for future customers. Avoid this problem and go back to using a PC. It's much less problematic!

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought - quite disappointed :(

    My power adapter that originally came with my Macbook just died two days ago after endless tries of twisting the chord and switching outlets and setting the laptop in a certain position for the green light charge. So, after endless attempt the charger just died one day so went to the Apple Store to buy this new product. At first, I was delighted by the product because it allowed my laptop to work and it didn't fall off as easily as the older version. Two days later, my power adapter is no longer working !!!!! I just bought it two days ago!!!! Going back in to return it for a new one. I use this laptop for everything! :(

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    This item shorted out on me faster than any charger I've ever owned. For $79, I expect it to last more than 7 months, especially when it had been meticulously cared for and gently handled.

    Sad to have to buy another replacement so soon.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 - 9 months

    Be prepared to replace every 6 - 9 months.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long.

    Much like many of the other reviews, my cord seems to be shorting out after about 6 months of normal use. I have to constantly hold it at strange angles and keep fidgeting with it to keep it from dying. It may not fall out as easily as the previous cord design, but I'd rather have one that I have to keep reattaching than one that outright doesn't work most of the time.

    7 of 8 people found this useful