• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long at all

    I have to say... when it comes to computers, apple is very successful at giving many people what they want but when it comes to the power cord, they miss by a mile. I have had the power cord that came with my computer for 8 month when it broke, first I had to wiggle it near the head until I saw the green light, then I had to tug at it and keep it in a particular position for the green light to stay lit, last it just would be plugged in and the charge icon would be on, on my computer but the parentheses would say not charging. This got me soooooo frustrated. It was ridiculous the lengths I went to have the green light stay this way until my computer was fully charges. I tried putting tape where the wire separated from the head and I even tried glue. Many of you who are reading this may think I was abusing the power cord but in fact I took great care of it. The only thing that was wrong with it was the connection port between where it plugged into my computer and where the wire ended. The rubber around that area to keep the wire stead began to come loose and that was where my troubles started. I know many people have trouble wit this area of the power cord as well but if apple would only listen Im pretty sure they would get a lot more happier customers.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment.

    I love my Macbook and every part about it... except this. After 11 and 1/2 months from buying my Mac, the charger cable started to go out on me. Sometimes when I touched it it even would feel extremely hot. Luckily for me, though, I still had Apple's lovely warranty and was able to receive a new charger for free.

    Apple please either cut the price or improve the quality of this charger!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    fix the problem with these Apple!!!

    I have a spring 2010 edition of the macbook pro. Already had to replace this power cable. Thats less than a year...this problem needs to be fixed...especially at $80 bucks a pop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Help me please.

    I've had my Macbook Pro 13" since the beginning of July.
    It's January now, and the charger is really making me mad.
    Whenever the cord is in an awkward position, it just stops charging, so what do I do?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd power adapter in 1 yr

    I'm on my 2nd adapter in 1 yr. If this wasn't apple, I would think this was a pretty good scam going. Buy a computer and have to spend 80 bucks a year to keep it going. Fix this problem apple. You're messing with your customer base!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deja Vu! One year and out... A very bad product

    I bought my MacBook in January 2010 and have used it and the adapter with a lot of care. Last week I noticed there was no green light on the adapter. Initially I thought it was a connection problem on the power strip but after wiggling around the wire I figured out there was a problem with the wire. Yesterday I noticed that the cable came out of the magnetic piece. Today it stopped working.

    $80 isn't a small amount to spend for a student or for most people. The MacBook is an awesome product(5 stars flat) but I give the adapter one star. Hope Apple takes note of this and fixes the problem. Or at least provides warranty...

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate the cord - too stiff

    I just got a computer that came with this new adapter. At first I really liked it because the magnetic plug for the computer is much flatter than it used to be so it doesn't pop out as easily as it used to, BUT I have changed my mind. The plug is still great, but the cord is AWFUL! Its too stiff and so I find myself fighting with it all the time! It has made the adapter a real pain. Instead of resting nicely on the ground, the cord maintains its original form to a degree so it it always twisted. When I try to wrap it up, it only wraps in the way it "wants". Sometimes the magnet plug even pop out of the computer when I move because the cord doesn't want to twist/move at all. The same is true for the extra long-cord that comes with it (for the wall plug). I wish Apple would bring back the old cord!

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so expensive?

    I was looking to buy a second power adapter since I move around the house so much, but $79? -forget it.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 4th in 2 years!

    These things are junk. I appreciate the magnetic attachment to these things but they are simply junk. I have had to purchase 3 of these in 2 years. Apple, get it together.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability Zero

    This is the definition for non-durable. The Magsafe adapter! Either make it solid and durable for more than just a few months OR COVER a replacement on the service/applecare. Crapware with a price not even close to the durability or even SANITY.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Here we go again! I'm on adapter #4!

    I love my Mac computer, but I continue to have adapter trouble. In the last 2 years, I've had my adapter replaced 3 times and the "newest" one is about to go. There's a kink in it somewhere that prohibits power flow. This is extremely annoying! All the reviews are right: if Apple is such a technologically-advanced company why can't they construct a power adapter that lasts?!? I mean, it's all and good if your products look cool, but it also needs to function! Revamp you design and get it right! It's just pathetic. And the apathy you guys show your consumers is enraging.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd adapter has gone down... now onto 3rd

    Let's be honest; the reviews here are going to be high because the thing works or low because it doesn't. Myself, my second adapter in just over 3 years has died and I'm about to be forced into buying a third.

    This is ridiculous.

    For a company that touts its world leading design, you think Apple could come up with a design for their power adapter -- the least high-tech, easily perfected element of the whole system -- that would ensure that they don't die on a regular basis. Seriously... it's a power adapter! How hard is it to make one that constantly doesn't die.

    Get your act in gear Apple. This is embarrassing to the company's reputation.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm encouraged after reading reviews that I'm not the only who has had trouble with this product. I thought maybe I was cursed or something. I'm on my third power adapter in less than a year. I'm very disappointed that these can't even last 6 months. Please Apple - design a power adapter that will last! (My old beat up PC Toshiba laptop still works with the original power adapter after 10+ years. Surely Apple could make something that sturdy!)

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Prone to twisting and damaging fragile interface between the hard shell and the wire. Third charger in 18 months as used for work and packed in bag few time s a week. Has seriously damaged my perception of Apple, and the replacement cost///!!!!!!! really, seriously outrageous!!! can buy a netbook for £160!!, might as well as have another dead mack product till I can get anew charger..totally unaceptable.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    So I bought my new Macbook less than ONE MONTH ago and I am currently on a business trip and right before starting my workday, I turn on my macbook and it has no power, I wonder why since its been charging all night, come to realize my power adapter decided to take a dump on me for no reason, I cant wait and see whats up with the warranty and what not, I know have to head to the Apple store and spend 80 bucks!
    My gf is now making fun of me since I always talk trash about her Windows Laptop... she said, at least my hardware doesnt take a dump overnight. HORRIBLE PRODUCT.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unreliable

    Very unreliable physical connection - most times it just says 'not charging' and I have to wiggle it about to find the exact right position where it will work. Probably the worst thing about the MacBook Pro.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    The only people rating this product above a one star must be Apple employees or share holders. This product is horrible. I'm on third one in 8 months! On the first one the magsafe end fell off, the second just stopped working. Now on the third one and the end is coming lose after only 3 weeks! I only use it in my house!

    How can Apple charge $80 for this product when you can by Apple TV for $99?

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapter in History (Three Dead in Five Months)

    If I could give this zero stars, I would. Like many of these people, I do not normally write reviews. However, I bought this computer in August of 2010 and my third adapter since then just died – within FOUR days of purchasing it. Absolutely nothing to cause or justify a mechanical failure has occured. It just stopped working. Judging from these reviews, that's incredibly common. Apple needs to do something about this if they ever want me to buy one of their computers again.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Even Bother!!

    I purchased this item at an Apple store in NYC on December 12 2010, by January 15th 2011 it had stopped working. Nothing ever occurred for it to stop functioning so suddenly. I have never written a review for anything in my life till now, just to let you know what a piece of garbage this adapter is! Why would Apple sell something at such a ridiculous price that would only last 35 days? It was a waste of my time to go out in the rain to buy this junk & it'll be an even bigger waste when I go get a replacement, as it is a necessary evil. Apple should have kept the last adapter, it lasted about 2 years longer than this! This deserved ZERO stars.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Design

    I have only had since August 2010 and the entire magnetic end fell right off the cord. So now, like many others I am forced to spend $80 on what seems and sounds like a defective and poorly built adapter.

    14 of 15 people found this useful