• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is ridiculous.

    The first charger I had for my Macbook lasted 5 years. Since it broke I have been through 3 in the last year. What did you do Apple? If you are going to make disposable power adapters then the price should be much lower. I am seriously considering changing to a PC based on this power adapter fiasco alone.
    FIX THIS PROBLEM!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last a year

    I have a 2009 13" Macbook, and the original cord that came with it lasted me 2 years but since then I have bought 3 replacement chargers, they are expensive and they can't even make a good product. The cord bubbles around the connection and then the wire breaks or it stops working. I am fed up of this.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 chargers in 3 years

    I love my Mac and although it is starting to over heat after having it for just over 3 years now it is still fast and reliable but this is another story with my charging cables! They are absolute rubbish. I have had to spend over £50 every year on a new one as 3 have broken! One for each year i've had it!! To top it off and the reason i am writing this comment my third one just broke as the plastic started to peel away and just stopped working... They are a Nightmare, also they are so awkward with their layout and positioning on the macbook... Not good!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE!!!

    For such a good company Apple is this charger is bad! I have had my macbook pro for about 1 year, and my charger is already broken. I have had many friends with the same problem! This is ridiculous.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    This is the worst charger ever, i am on my 4th one now, they just last long enough to get past the warrantee, first one just died, the second one the top fell off, the third wouldn’t charge only on occasion, and the forth the top fell off, Apple please upgrade this product.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    I've had my Macbook Pro for about a year and a half and have gone through 2 chargers. I take good care of them but this is the second time my charger has suddenly stopped working, forcing me to spend $80 more for a new one. I'm usually a huge fan of Apple products and their durability and reliability, so I'm not sure why they haven't addressed the problem so many are having with this charger.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    apple please change the charger for this, I rarely even take my laptop out of the house and within the first 3 months of getting one it wouldn't charge unless i put it in a specific way, then when i got my second one i hadnt even had it for 2 years and then it broke again just for no reason, i didnt do anthing to it but one night it stopped charging

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stoped Working

    It worked great for a year exactly and today I plugged it in my 2011 macbook pro and nothing it won't charge. I have tried it off and on all day and get mixed results sometimes it works but then as soon as I unplug it and try and plug it back in nothing. I wish they would go back to the old design.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $80? Seriously?

    I'm using electric tape to hold my flimsy charger together and it's officially broken after two years of owning my Macbook. Then I go on your website to find out how much a new one costs, and find out it's 80 dollars? I swear, Apple, one thing that makes me so mad about your company is that your products are so expensive. It's a flimsy, easily breakable charger! It's not worth $80! $80 should guarantee me a charger that works for at least 5 years. This is garbage. And what's messed up is that I don't trust buying it from anywhere else in fear of it breaking in a week. But you know what? I'm taking the risk because there's no way I'm buying it from your company. $80. Get real.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    I have had mine for 2 years now and it still works just fine, the thing I hate about it is the design of it. It's so big that you cannot have 2 items plugged in at the same time on a traditional wall outlet.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And you believe you're unlucky?

    My magsafe finally died after 13 months of use. It simply died without any damage or accident. Pathetic.

    For you whom believe you're unlucky, you must realize that this product in my country costs U$157, almost the double of the US price. That in a country where a regular person makes U$6000 per year in average.

    So, yeah, this made me regret affording a macbook pro.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I have had my Macbook Pro for about two years now, and in those two years I have had to buy charger after charger after charger. They do NOT last. Apple needs to rethink both the design and the functionality of their chargers.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro charger ...

    While the magnet to connect is an EXCELLENT idea and patent ... The complete product is undermined by its tendacy to break, get hot and melt at connection of the base. This is a continued issue with Apple's adapter. ReThink it and make me proud.

    I'm unsatisfied with this $80 adapter that melts and could be a fire hazard.

    It gets so hot, I'm surprised no one has report a fire caused by this device.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please READ before purchasing a macbook

    Don't get me wrong the performance of the Macbook is superb...but the CHARGER. It cost $80. $80 for plastic that breaks frequently throughout the year. Unlike others who literally had parts of their charger melt of or the flimsy wires snapping mines just...broke. Now I have to get a charger for the third time. That is 280 dollars, its barely been a year since I've owned a Macbook. Like others I looked to the macbook as an investment for me so I wouldn't have to worry about replacing my laptop during my college years. I thought the money would be worth it if it had lasted me at least my undergraduate years but I can't afford replacing the charger. Those 80 dollars are supposed to be put aside for food, tuition, and rent. Instead I find myself repeatedly paying for these chargers. If this continues, I would have paid for several computers by the end of my undergraduate years without even having this one break. I can't even look to other websites like amazon, the prices may be cheaper but the charger only lasts a week if I'm lucky. If I could go back in time, I would stop myself from buying this computer solely because of the charger. And the fact that this has been going on for years shows the lack of respect this company has for its customers. Its disappointing and if I have to continue buying more chargers I might as well buy myself a new computer. Apple, just fix your charger.

    68 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of garbage

    Lasts less than a year before cord breaks. This is a terrible product.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?? This is a rotten apple!

    I have had Apple products for several years and the cords are horrible - or should I say HALF the cord is... and the fact that Apple won't let you just buy the part that continues to break - the section that goes to your computer - is a SHAM!! I have 4-5 perfectly working 'bottom' parts, and only one working 'top' part... and you want me to dish out $80 for a kit that sees me buying new bottom parts too?? and do what with these working 'bottoms'?? oh yeh! Throw them in the trash! PLEASE be the upstanding company we thought you were and fix both these problems! think of all the great publicity if nothing else!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Problem :(

    Thank goodness i have apple care but I sure hope they fix the problem before it happens again to me and I don't have Apple care anymore.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubber Casing is Very Poor

    I don't even take my power cord on the go, it's sitting underneath my desk most of the time. I do move the laptop a few feet on the desk but aside from that there isn't much traffic.
    Yet the thing has breaks at the transformer end as well as at the plug in end, I can't imagine rolling it around like it's suggested with the 2 pull out pins on the transformer.

    Oh yea I've had it for 8 months.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro Power Adapter

    I have recently having to replace the adapter too. It just does not charge, when tried with another power adapter it worked fine. My MacBook Pro is less than a year old so as the accessories. I do still have a lot of faith in Apple products but at the moment it's rather annoying for having to constantly travelling. Maybe any suggestion on power supply options for frequent travelling (remote area, mostly).

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly buying new ones

    Macs are expensive as it is. Having to purchase a new power adapter every 6 months is painful. I'm not using this thing as a lasso, and I don't drag it around on the floor, yet somehow it always finds a way to fray. I enjoy my Apple products, but this is one component that never fails to disappoint.

    9 of 9 people found this useful