• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sitting on adapter/power supply actually worked

    I found out today that my power supply had stopped working - and with very good reason.
    It wasn't anything that Apple can really be held responsible for, unless I just want someone else to blame. (seems to be the in-thing to do).
    Anyway, the reason that my power supply stopped working, was the little teeth marks all down the cord. I could even see bare wires in the larger of the holes. I was going to make a kitten leash out of the thing until I read the one post that seemed most unlikely. The author said to 'sit on it'.
    I thought that the post was funny, but I also decided to amuse my wife by hatching a repair. Don't you know, the darned thing works.
    Maybe because the cable was stretched a different way. Maybe it was the feline god of laughs. Don't know.
    Anyway, back to the subject matter. We, my wife and I, have been using Macbook and Macbook pro computers for the last 6 years and have never, ever experienced any problems whatsoever. None - NADA.
    Prior to that, with pc's - let me count the ways - I had seven hard drives sitting in a box from old pc's that died - an average of one every 10-12 months. To those that threaten to go back to pc's, life is full of choices.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, apple, apple..

    After seeing so many horrible reviews on their website you would think Apple would have finally solved the problem of their power adapters not lasting. NOPE! 3 years of owning my Macbook and 3 chargers later... This time, I was at 30% battery when my charger decided to stop working the night before the due date of a big presentation. Keep in mind it's 11 PM and $80 is usually out of the typical college student's budget. Thanks, Apple, for adding even more stress to my college life.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i have to get my 5th charger for my 3 year old laptop

    ive only had my macbook for 3 years and for the 5th time im going to have to drop a bunch of money on a new charger. its frustrating because my chargers rarely move unless im cleaning other wise it is always in the same place. they simply dont last and are too expensive for the quality. i would feel a lot less cheated about paying $80 for a charger if it lasted more than 5-6 months.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHY APPLE, WHY?!

    I'm fairly confident, after reading many review, that EVERYONE is having the same issue, Apple.

    PLEASE FIX YOUR CHARGERS.

    I am about to have to buy my THIRD charger. THIRD. I should be able to have one, MAYBE two chargers for the life of my computer.
    Not only have I already had to have my battery replaced, now I have to buy YET ANOTHER charger for my Macbook pro. This computer isn't even that old. It doesn't matter what you do with this charger, unless you put it on a shrine and bubble wrap it, it isn't going to last very long.

    Apple, help us out here.

    Be better.

    Sincerely,

    Not buying another one of these cords.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Apple, learn what good customer service is!!!"

    Apple's chargers are the only electronic chargers I have ever owned that break! And this one is the worst! Owed my Macbook pro for 4 months before this charger broke, and I am extremely careful with my cords. Looking at these reviews, I can't believe that Apple has received these complaints for 5 years, and they STILL refuse to fix it!

    I've been a HUGE Apple devotee for years, but it looks like I'll be going the PC route. I refuse to pay even $30 for a charger that will only break within a year.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Own three of them, no failures

    As with others in the five-star bin, I really don't understand why people are experiencing so many failures with these units. One of the 60W magsafes I own is original equipment for a 4-year-old MacBook pro. The machine gets almost daily use, including being moved back and forth between different locations, and receiving less than gentle treatment. The hard-drive on this MacBook has failed and been replaced, and I'm about to replace its noisy fan. The power adapter still works just fine.

    To be sure, there are a number things of about Apple products and services that annoy the heck out of me. This particular power adapter just isn't one of them.

    3 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS

    I can't believe you are still charging so much for such a terribly designed cable. Yet here I am, buying a replacement. I pretty much have to. What a sham.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the Apple quality?

    Mine lasted a year and a half then simply stopped working. Not sure how apple can make a product that's failing a lot of people this badly.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off

    Apple represents high quality design for a high price. I don't mind paying a high price if its fair, but this is the second charger i've had in 2 years. Wear and tear around the cable wear it connects to the transformer. Happened to many of my friends too. Sort it out Apple

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is garbage

    I have been through 3 of these in the last 3 years. I wrap it up exactly like the guy in the store showed me to minimize wear. Unless you leave this thing stationary it will break.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovate This

    Apple.

    Do better.

    It's great you're focusing on better iMacs/iPads/iPhones, etc. but please change this. Focus on this. Please.

    I have to buy my FOURTH charger soon.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing replacement after 3.5 years

    Had my MacBook charger that came with my MacBook fir 3.5 years and it just broke now. People stop complaining about there products when it's your fault for breaking them and not taking care of them.

    3 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fatigues quickly

    Stress on the wire will mean that this charger breaks, and when it breaks it is pretty dangerous (exposed wires and sparks a lot). The fact that companies are now producing and selling silicone seals to protect that part of the charger shows that it is a common fault, as alluded to by the orevious reviewers. That said, it worked for me for 3 years before giving up, but once the lead started showing signs of stress it quickly degraded to the point where it was dangerous to use and it eventually gave up. For a charger that costs over £50 to replace, this isn't really acceptable in my view.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awful

    Seems to be unable to manage travelling and normal day to day home use. The plastic wears off on the cable and subsequently the whole thing stops working. I have a four-year old MacBook Pro and I've had to replace this twice in that time. Tempted to move back to PCs.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe L connector burnt out

    The L shaped connectpr has fused and burned out. Adapter is pretty new, maybe 18 months old. 65 quid to replace. Would give zero stars out of five if that were possible..

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just paid the annual Apple tax

    In 4 years this is now the 3rd power adapter. When this Macbook dies i will not buy another Apple product to replace it. This adapter does not last. It breaks and after a while wigggling of the cord does not match the image of a good quality product that we are paying a premium price for.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Apple, BUT I HATE THEIR CHARGERS.

    In terms of computers and electronics Apple is top dog, but I can't handle the frailness of their chargers!

    I have bought chargers three times in the past year for all my apple devices (Apple iPhone, Apple Tablet, and Apple Macbook Pro) . It's expensive for no reason and the quality of the rubber covering and metal underneath are damaged too easily.
    Apple really needs to do something differently going forward with their designs because if not I will have to invest my money elsewhere.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sit on it if it doesn't charge!

    This trick works for my 45W adapter that came with my MacBook Air.

    If you try to charge but it doesn't charge or light up, you can unplug the charger from the outlet (you don't need to unplug it from your computer) and LITERALLY SIT on the charger for a couple of minutes and then try charging again.

    This method has kept me from buying a new charger for over two years since it "broke'! works 100% of the time for me when it refuses to charge.

    So, if you think your charger is broken, give this tip a try. You'll save some $$$

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is GARBAGE

    Worst design!! Cord is breaking AGAIN!!! If Apple can't get a better design soon, then I'm done.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire Hazard!!

    I couple weeks ago I noticed a burning smell. After getting up several times and scoping out the house, I finaly realized that it was my charger. The wires had frayed and were melting the plastic around them. I can still get my computer to charge a little (out of sheer desperation) by pushing the wiring together, but it is so dangerous that I cannot leave it unsupervised. The white plastic around the wires is melted and brown in color. So dangerous and poorly designed.

    9 of 9 people found this useful