• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DEAD AFTER SIX MONTHS?!?!

    I cannot describe my frustration in having my second charger fail in 6 months!!!! SERIOUSLY something is wrong with this adapter! If apple knows it's going to fail every few months make it cheaper. Nothing is worse having this fail right after christmas when everyone is already broke!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great everyone else is to picky!

    Ok to start of first this is a great power adapter i mean people say it is not good, but come on look at what most PC's have they are crud yet no one complains but you complain when Apple doesnt make something perfect it is a charger stop complaining it is great!

    2 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the R&D Team on this one??

    Bought a second one so I can leave one at work, have one on the go.... New three weeks and died today.... The original one that came with my Macbook Pro is cracked and on it's last leg as well... Where's the R&D team on this one?

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60w Magsafe power adapter

    This power adapter is rubbish. Just had my second one stop working. This is getting expensive. Have been told that if recharging and using laptop at same time adapter could overheat. This is not good enough and needs to be improved to give longer life.
    With most devices the power adapter is the last thing that stuffs up!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    extreme overheating

    The part of the charger that connects to the computer gets so hot in this model that I've actually burned my hand on many occasions. I wish I could have just gotten another of the old version charger when mine stopped working because the heat coming off this one is impossible to work with.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing for the 2nd time

    This thing is WAY to expensive for how poory it is made. I thought I had been a little rough on the first one, so I took the blame. So I was super careful with the 2nd one. Yeah. It broke too. This is too expensive for how poorly it is made.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better design, but still more problems.

    I had my old magsafe (the one that stuck out of the laptop) replaced with this free of charge under warranty.

    The design of this is much sturdier and the magnet portion, being metal now, is much better.

    There are still some problems though. If you want to sit your mac sort of flush up against a wall or have it on a lecture, so you need to spin the magnet portion around, but still require the ethernet, the firewire or the mini display port, then you're out of luck. also. try tugging the cord from behind or tugging it up away from the floor/desk. it will not come out because of the new design. the only way to make it come out is to pull to the left. The point of the magnet is so that if tripped over or caught on something whilst carrying your laptop, it will come out easily and not risk damage to either of the units.

    Better, but they still need to rethink some things.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have paid attention to other reviews

    But really- what choice did I have?

    36 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO HEAVY!

    I am new to MAC.
    I got the macbook pro in October. I love it.
    However, I HATE the wall adapter.
    It is way too heavy, big and bulky.
    I don't get it. What was mac thinking? Pretty, like some people have said. Who cares? It is a wall charger.
    I would much rather have an ugly charger that is small, than this big clunky thing.
    And, hearing how so many people have had trouble with it, I Hope to not be one of them. $80 FOR A CHARGER?!?! ( I Wish MAC stuff was more reasonably priced. )

    On that note, I do like the magnetic attachment to the computer. I did trip of the cord once and it disconnected and the laptop did not go crashing to the floor.

    18 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low-point of the Mac line

    The charger is probably the weakest link in the Mac chain. They break constantly. They overheat to dangerous levels. They frequently tear at the end. They are designed in such a way that a rip in the end cord - not affecting the main charger - requires full replacement for $80. When buying a Mac, it's important to remember that over its lifetime you will have to spend $160-320 on new chargers.

    After 3 replacements in 3 years, it's safe to say next computer will be a PC

    587 of 619 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I cannot believe how poorly this power adapter is made, I have not had my MacBook Pro for 8 months yet and my second adapter is already failing. Apple replaced the first one for free, but I'm not so sure they'll be willing to replace this one as it's only been three or four months since it was replaced. Though, they have to see that this adapter has a horrible rating...and there's a reason for it. I love everything else about my MB, but this adapter is just horrible. If I had to pay $80 every several months for a new adapter I would be furious.

    413 of 417 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnetic part comes off

    I've had my 13inch MBP for about 4 months and the magnetic part of the magsafe charger comes off, it's smaller than the hole so it moves inside and it doesn't connect properly to the computer.
    The magnetic bit is so strong that doesn't come off if you trip on the cable :/
    Please improve the desing Apple!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple

    I want to love you. I really, really do. You're making it difficult though.

    I couldn't blame you when my old, T-style power adapter broke after a couple years. I was even excited when I saw the sleek, new, redesigned L-style. However, that one broke too- but this time, it was after only about two months. I tried not to take it out on you, and figured that maybe I got the one bad one in the batch, or that maybe I had been too rough with it. But here I am, typing away, pausing occasionally to wiggle the cord in order to get it to work again- for a few seconds at least. Yes, thats right, my SECOND L-style magsafe has broken, also after only a couple months.

    Finally, I'm realizing that it's not me, it's YOU. And you just don't seem to realize that. I called Apple support only to be told that there are "no known issues" with the L-style magsafe adapter. Oh really? Dearest apple, do you ever read the reviews your products receive? Obviously there is a known issue, and its that this product simply doesn't work if you use it for more than a month!

    I've enjoyed your sleek design and better usability, but honestly, I think I'm leaving you. For a PC.

    4006 of 4184 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but the last one is better

    I own the black MacBook, purchased in April 2008. The power cord just died, so I bought this one. It works OK most of the time, but doesn't quite fit right. The magnetic part of the original one (the slightly larger white one, with the block and cord coming of perpendicularly) fit securely, and this one seems a little smaller for the hole, and slides around. The magnet does hold tight, but sometimes the little gold pieces on the inside don't meet up, so even when it's attached, it's not charging. Not horrible, but just not quite right for my computer :-(. Oh well! Hopefully, it'll be time for a new computer before too long anyways!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed.

    paid a grand for my macbook pro, brilliant idea of it being 'MagSafe' so your laptop dont go flying should you trip over your wire. sadly only 5 months down the line my charger suddenly faults where i have to wiggle it to get it to charge, the following night stops working altogether.

    im off to a apple store this weekend to see if they replace it. i will lose a lot of faith in apple having this so called "wonderful customer support" if i have to pay £50 for a new one.
    fingers crossed eh?

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If I'm honest, pretty poor.

    I own the newest white MacBook, and have done so since around June. At first I thought the charger was odd, as it was different from my friends' older T-shaped ones, but I got used to it. Over the past few days, only having had the product for around 6 months, the magnetic end which connects directly into my laptop has burnt out, to the extent that I cannot use it any longer. The plastic inside has melted and rusted around the prongs. I am, to say the least, exceedingly disappointed.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easy

    Made poorly. Owned my MACBOOK for about eight months than it started to give me problems charging "on and off" for about 2 -3 weeks before It stopped charging completely. The tip fell off while examining the cord. Got a new one, but feel apple should revisit the problem. Like the magnetic feature but feel quality and construction is still lacking.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This adapter

    The design is perfect and flawless. My dog tripped over the cord and my MBP was saved! My dog, on the other hand needed a trip to the vet.

    5 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    After buying 3 power adapters for my Macbook Pro, I had to by yet another because of the same reason ...the slitting of the piece that goes in the computer. THe new one does not work for my case! How annoying...didn't they think of that... how annoying! Now what do I do???

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UGH!!!

    I am appalled at apple. I got my macbook pro this past summer, and it came with the new "magsafe" charger. at first I thought it was much better-looking and sleeker than the old white charger, but I now regret praising it. After a mere 5 months, the charger started acting up. I would have to fidget with it and unplug and replug until the little orange light showed up. Then, of course, the slightest shift of the computer caused it to stop charging or reset itself. It was so annoying! Not to mention my macbook has fallend from my bed a total of THREE times because I or someone else have tripped over the cord, bringing my entire life in a computer crashing down. Now, 6 months after purchasing, my charger has completely stopped working, and I've been using my roommate's old charger for the time being. There should be a recall on these chargers. I just want one that works and lasts; I don't care how it looks!!!

    39 of 40 people found this useful