• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On My 3rd Adapter

    I'm on my 3rd one of these L-adapters. Thankfully, Apple keeps replacing them for free, but the one I am using now only charges with a lot of giggling. I can only get the red light on - not green... which means there's a short or something I think. The L part is so hot to touch... I could cook a tiny chicken on it - I'm sure it's a fire hazard. I can't leave it to back up for a few hours.... it would probably burn m,y house down. They tried to make the power cord super-thin so it has a cool Apple factor. I'd much rather they made it reliable!!

    NOTE: A hint.. when you call Apple to complain about this... make sure you emphasize how hot the L part is.... that's the key to getting them to send you one for free. They're afraid of liability.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is pathetic!!

    I have only had my MacBook Pro for about 7 months, and already I have problems with my charger? Hello! What the heck? I feel like I should not have to replace my charger, instead they should replace it for me. Especially, since they are having so many problems with them. It's almost as if they are making them have problems so they can make some more money. And...$80 for a charger? Are you kidding me? I'm very disappointed in you Apple.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality all around

    In the 3 years I've owned my macbook, I've gone through 8 chargers now, both the old and new model. Every time, they've died within six months, with the most recent (this model) lasting not quite 2 before it also quit on me. Based on the poor ratings every charger they make gets, I'm guessing this isn't just a problem I have.

    I've had it, and I'm done. I love my laptop, but it is not worth 80 dollars every few months to replace chargers as they die. I highly recommend anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation to cut your losses early and not waste hundred of dollars on hardware that has serious design flaws in it.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    annoyed

    I saved up for awhile and bought my new mac book pro this past July. It is February and the cord does not work. I too thought it was the outlets in my house, but it is not. Being a graduate student with a lot of papers to write makes this price and lack of quality disappointing. Seeing all these negative reviews, why hasn't apple fixed this problem? I'm so annoyed and disappointed in Apple.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 4 months

    Bought a new one after the old one stopped working after 1,5 years. Now the new one is broke after 4 months. I really, really hope that my warranty can get me a new one. It's not like they're cheap.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    along with what others have said...

    i bought my charger around june and it just went out on me. this is seriously so irritating. absolutely ridiculous.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This one doesn't really work

    As somebody already said, the designer forgot to avoid blocking the ethernet port, indeed he/she did. Maybe he or she though that wouldn't matter, unfortunately I'm now at a hotel where there's no wireless connection, and the ethernet and power are in opposite walls!! And the way the room is arranged does not let me to place the computer in a fashion where this defect doesn't affect the connection. Additionally just by touching or moving a little bit the computer, the cord gets disconnected. ggrrrhhh, obnoxious!! Too expensive for the low performance. Thanks.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my MacBook and Hate This Cord!!!

    My first cord lasted over 2 and a half year. Then it stopped working. I ordered a replacement cord. It lasted me for 4 days past the 90 day warranty! Why doesn't Apple do something about this cord?! Now I have to put out another $79. I don't get it! I don't want to shell out $79 every 3 months, but what choice do I have? I'm very disappointed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    um, are they ready to recall it yet???

    I bought my mac book pro about 6 months ago. I thought something was wrong with the outlets in my house because...its newly built but its the cord! It started acting weird and as of right now, just stopped working altogether. If they have this many complaints, they should just recall it and supply us with something more dependable. I used to tell everyone how happy I was to have a mac. I was even going to buy my kid one....NOT ANYMORE

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Power Cord

    $80 for a power cord - come on - give me a break !!!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    horrible design, didn't even last a year...and the price for a new one is just ridiculous!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Even Worse Than the Old One

    My old power cord broke, so I had to get this one. I have to doubt that the designer of this ever even used a MacBook Pro, because when you use the charger, it blocks the Ethernet port. You have to flip the end around so that the cord comes out the back of the computer, which is very difficult and inconvenient. The magnetic connection for the power cord is smart but with the new design, the end rotates when the cord is hit and the computer stops charging. For such an innovative company and the quality of their computers, you'd think Apple could at least make a decent power cord! Overall very disappointed in this product.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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