• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only 1 Year and 3 months and the cord broke off

    I am very disappointed that this power cord is so weak! It started coming apart like kind of loose right at about a year from purchase and I have been handling with extra care since then but it finally just came apart right now... Why didn't they make the cord as thick as the power supply?? The heavy MagSafe adapter with the so very thin cord to charge the comp doesn't make any sense! It is made not to last and to cause it to brake off. The worse thing is now I have to pay $79.00 for another useless power supply that will last another year if I'm lucky.. ;(

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    After my old cord broke off in my computer, from being 3 years old I'm assuming? which was the old design,I had to get the new design power cord and I am not happy with it. In order to charge my computer I must now take off the bottom cover case that I purchased through apple ( a pink incase design) because that slight quarter of an inch does not allow the power adaptor to reach inside the computer. Never had a problem with the design of the old power cord but after having this one for several hours I know it is going to be very inconvenient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 years = 2 adaptors

    I changed the 2 adapters for two years. The first one, cable broke near MacSafe and it stopped charging the battery. The second simply burned out.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger problems

    My charger stopped working 5 months after i bought my Mac Pro. I went to Mac and they gave me a new one, It had issues from the start, I have to wiggle it some times to get a connection.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's Compare...

    Alright, so it sounds like these have a tendency to stop working after awhile. Mine still works great, and I love it, but I've only had it for about a month. But if you've ever shopped for a replacement power adapter for a PC laptop, you know that they are just as expensive. And the problem with them is that, in my experience, they break EASIER! Because it's not the magnetic connection, every time someone trips over the cord, it not only brings the charger close to its demise, but also brings the connection to the motherboard closer to ITS demise. And once that happens, it's new laptop time.

    It's very difficult to produce a bullet-proof charger, because they definitely get the most abuse out of any part of the macbooks, or any laptop in general. Just realize that ALL laptop users are in the same boat, and really Apple still has higher quality. The magsafe connector is something I wish was on EVERY laptop, patents or not, because they're just THAT MUCH BETTER.

    Oh, and to the few who complain because the wall charger is bulky, just switch to the 3-prong extension, and you have yourself a classic laptop charger with the adapter in the middle of the cord. And if you still want to complain, go buy a desktop, because again, every laptop user fights that same thing.

    Sorry if this post seems a little troll-y. Didn't mean to come off that way, it just seems that many of these reviewers are a bit....ignorant?

    9 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months

    Bought this adapter in June, died in January. No problems until then. Now when I plug it in the orange/green light doesn't come on. Borrowing a friend's adapter charged the battery fine. £50!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Necessary evil

    The power adapters for all the MacBooks are incredibly fragile; this isn't a new problem-three laptops, all of which have needed at least two cord replacements. That's six cords I've bought, and given the high price tags on Apple merchandise, I could have bought a cheap PC with a sturdier power adapter. Given how many years customers have been complaining, you'd think someone might actually take note of it and FIX this. Power cord number seven soon to be purchased...

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's More Important Than Power?

    You'd think that since power is the life-blood of your system, Apple could come up with a quality adapter at the same price. No dice. My first one died today after a year and a half. I just ordered a new one to the tune of $83.74. Hopefully, the new design will stop this infernal technology from constantly falling from my laptop. The only good thing to come out of this is that I don't have a project due this week.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design!

    This power adapter is so fragile it comes apart on the thin wire so easily. I haven't even had my MacBook for a year yet and I've had 3 now. I've even resorted to putting electrical wire around the thin little cord. Now I need another one because the generic one I bought (unless it's actually an Apple brand power adapter in the box don't buy them on Ebay they are super dangerous!!!) overheated and blew a fuse. This is ridiculous and $79 hello!!! I'm a College Student! I can't afford that over and over again! Apple needs to step up with this I'm super disgusted

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another failure

    I'm on my third charger with this design and oh what you know it lasted about the same as old one did. Now this one staring go. To pay $80 for something fall a part in 6-8 months make me feel need kick wall. I for once love apple to make charger cable that last for two years. I'm so tired of this. I pay a bit more for product last longer. But I'm not longer throwing $80 away. It's way over price. I say at most $15 for this one. Note letting off some steam.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought a Macbook Pro for college almost six months ago and the charger just broke. At first it work if I wiggled it around, but now it's gone out completely. Not sure how I'm going to work a new charger into my budget every six months and I really wish I had read the reviews here before I bought my computer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Magsafe is great but this product is built very cheaply. At $88 a piece here in NY with tax I should get a quality item. In two years I have been through 2. Now the third one is falling apart, the metal piece that attaches to the laptop stays in the laptop! The first two were the older design with the plastic Magsafe end. Neither lasted more then 6 months. I purchased two "knock offs" from eBay, one for work and one from my truck. Both of those have no problems, go figure! Going back to the Apple store today to see if they will do the right thing.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaceable You

    Ever since my beloved aluminum Powerbook, I've been fighting with the Incredible Breaking Cord on these things. The wire gets broken right below where it inserts into the computer. THERE IS A FIX. I wrap red electrical tape several times around the vulnerable part. The tape cushions and protects the wire. I've never had one of them break since.

    Now there is a new design--and it looks as though Apple have actually been trying to fix the problem. But I think the new design is as vulnerable to breakage as the old one--and harder to protect with tape. But what I don't get is why they don't just accept the inevitable and design the adapter in such a way that the cord from the adapter can be unplugged and replaced--at a fraction of the cost of replacing the whole darn assembly. Could it be that Apple makes more money out of these accessories than out of the computer itself. . . .?

    34 of 37 people found this useful