• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement after replacement after replacement

    This cord has some sort of fundamental design flaw. My family has owned several Mac laptops since 1998, and every cord was great. (even the old cylinder-plug charger lasted 10 years). This is the third time that an I-shaped charger has failed on me. I'm furious! In reading the other reviews for this product, I can see that I'm not the only one having this problem. Countless others have had WORSE problems with their chargers than I have. This is absurd; Apple needs to address the comments on these pages and redesign their Magsafe chargers. I'm a student, so I can't afford to drop $79 on a new charger EVERY SIX MONTHS.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These Apple Powerpacks are useless

    We have two Macbook Pro'd in out house and both Magsafe Power packs have stopped working for no reason in the last month. My partners had hers for around 18months whilst mine was just a few weeks over the 12 Month warranty. GUTTED! This is getting expensive!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    After reading these reviews, I find out I am quite lucky. My first charger stopped working when it was still under warranty, so Apple replaced it (happened under a year). Now my current charger has split right behind the stupid magnet to the point I can actually see a decent portion of the underlying wire. I currently have about an inch of duct tape surrounding the spot just in the hope I don't get shocked. I'm starting to wonder why I liked Apple in the first place.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just don't last

    I've owned my macbook pro for about a year now. Everything works except for these power adapters. I've been through 3 (currently ordering a fourth). They just don't last.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bloody Ridiculous

    Im about to go on the third charger because of the cable fraying. They last about one year and even throughout the last year if my macbook pro moved it would stop charging (even though its connected). Its these little annoying things that are preventing me to buy another macbook. So far I have had to spend $300 within the last two years with chargers and getting the battery serviced. My last laptop still works and I payed $500 for it 5 years ago.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    Do all apple's products line up for happy fun time in a lava plume? I can't do anything with the charger without it overheating.

    After 2-3 months, the light kept going orange even though the computer was fully charged and then even eventually went off. The charger's extension cord stopped working, so I was forced to use the wall adapter. That just overheated now and it's no longer working.

    Maybe I should consider myself one of the lucky ones since I've had the macbook pro for a little more than a year, but I'm still surprised that a multi-million dollar company can't make their computer life source not overheat.

    37 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Is INSANE

    I have had my macbook for about 3 days and already this charger is not working this is nuts

    51 of 72 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I cant believe!

    This is my second mac book .My first one had a problem with the power adapter after 4 years of use.(strain relief)
    Now with my second one, something happens after just one year of use and the cable doesn´t seem to be broken or something.....
    Is there any documented problem with the L style connectors?

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ever

    unbelievable that i spent what i did to buy my macbook pro and the charger is such poor quality. i really hope apple notices the amount of bad reviews about this product and does something about it. their computers are so great but this charger is terrible. but im sure they don't mind half of their chargers breaking JUST after the 1 year warranty runs out - they must make a fortune on replacement chargers.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    I don't understand how Apple can come up with these beautiful products - the macbook, ipod, ipad, iphone, etc - but can't make a working power adapter.

    I am really good to my electronics. However, my THIRD MagSafe power adapter (for a macbook I purchased in Jan 2009) just went. The power cord near the connector just splits. I take pains to make sure the cord is always in the right place, and never twisted so this doesn't happen. All my efforts don't matter - it still splits. I'm going to the Apple store tomorrow and because I purchased the last one only 7 months ago, I really hope its under the 1 year warranty so I don't have to shell out another $80 for a new one.

    This is just an awful product. Every other electronics company knows how to make a good power adapter. For the life of me, I can't understand why apple can't catch up.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Total waste of money - not even a year old and it has snapped and given me a huge electric shock! Totally disgusted with the quality of this especially from Apple.


    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    They were right

    I REALLY wish I would have seen these reviews earlier, say before an important assignment was due!!! I might have bought a spare earlier. As others have mentioned my charger suddenly quit on me one day without warning. The day before I had to wiggle it a little to get it to charge, but thought nothing of it. I regret that now.

    I rated it a three because I don't know if I am just unlucky. My mother has my old MacBook that is about two years older than my current one (a late 2009 13") and that cord has never been replaced, despite the fact that aside from being about 5 or 6 years old, hers also takes more wear and tear.

    I love all things Apple and knew going in that this would be an expensive "habit", but I figured I would be getting what I paid for. I have in everything but this...
    Unfortunately, the company is so exclusive that there is nothing I can do but take the hit and buy a new adapter, THEIR adapter, and pray this one has a better life...

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Greatly in Need of Redesign

    I am about to order my third power adaptor in three years. The cord appears to fail near the point of connection with the computer--yield intermittent charging. It is a very weak feature of another wise reliable computer.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I have had my macbook for three years and this is now my 5th charger. What a joke!!! The first few times it just stopped charging I would have to move the wire around to get a charge but this time the plastic has melted and the wires are exposed only had this last one 4 months.
    The only positive is that as they break in less than a year it is always covered by the receipt so I do not have to pay for a new one.

    Terrible product I wish there was a 0 star rating as it is not worth a 1.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5th replacement in 4 years

    Shockingly bad product which lasts only a few months will be going to the apple store tomorrow for my 5th replacement in 4 years this one has only lasted 5months. Very poor product.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Wires for chargers

    I am extremely disappointed with chargers of Apple products. I have MacBook Pro and iPhone. Mac charger wire is broken from the adapter. It totally detached from the adapter. iPhone charger wire is broken from the point where it connects with the phone.
    Now I have to spend stupid $80 for the Mac charger. I would rate Apple charger wires as ZERO, actually BIG ZERO.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, flimsy

    I've had this charger for 2 years, and it's been great up until the moment it suddenly stopped working (it was working the day before!). It's not a bad charger, and does its job but i definitely don't think that the cost is justifiable for an accessory that cannot last longer than 2 years (based from the reviews and personal experience).

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    overpriced and not durable enough.

    I do not abuse my cords, but I have had to buy 3 replacements for this.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad!!!

    I bought Macbook and Macbook pro First I was using Macbook charger It worked for almost one year and It cracked near connection and died and I started using my macbook pro charger and Just today It stop working...

    I am big fan of Apple But for Charger I am sorry apple but IT is Really Really Bad Product.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust

    I am on to my third one of these chargers and this one is slowly giving up the ghost. The cable melted and burst on the first one, The second one did the same and this one you have to shake to get it to work.

    Apple, it is not difficult to make a product that works and last a bit??? This charger, for the price and quality, is not even worth one star, but I had to give it one to get this review in. For £50-£66 this charger should be bomb proof, it is the only way to charge my MacBook Pro so it appears I am stuck? Sort your product out so they don't die every 4-6 months.

    18 of 18 people found this useful