• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    do not last!!

    these are terrible i have had my mac for only a year and a half, i take excellent care of it and my cord is fraying and not working any longer. probably the only thing wrong with the macbook. judging by the numerous other complaints, this problem really needs to be fixed. i would rather a bigger and heavier cord and adaptor if it means they at least last.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    I have a 2008 Mac Book and the magsafe that came with the laptop worked perfect for 2 years and i was very happy with it. After it broke and i went to get a new one i was surprised to see that the design had changed and it wasn't for the better. I was open minded about it at first but once i realized that i couldn't use a vga to mini Dvi adapter with my hard case and charge my laptop at the same time i was very unhappy. Not to mention i brought three different magsafes in three months. Apple should have never changed to design.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    macbook charger.

    this charger is too expensive for it quality. third time i buy the same charger.
    what a piece of s.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality

    Charger did not last at all. So annoyed I have to buy another one at such a ridiculous price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Real disappointment!!!

    I was optimistic before I read other cases when and compared to my case. I bought MacBook Pro 13 inch last November, you know what to day is the 5th of March 2012 when my MacBook charger has stopped working. It is the worse case I have ever seen, the charger stopped working within 6 months. Apple should have fixed this issue. This made me really angry and I'm really disappointed. I'm not gonna pay $80 for a new charger which is not being fixed.

    I can't believe that Apple can't cope with the MacBook charger problem. That's tragedy.
    Actually, I would like to give less than 1 star but I did publish this thru my iPhone...

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works fine - please note all the other five star ratings.

    Have macbook pro 2009 - used the same power adapter without a problem and it goes into the briefcase every working day.
    Bought a spare so I don't have to transport the cord too - it looks better made.
    People with problems must be very tough on their gear!
    Attaches well and no heat etc.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It looks cool but it isn't. It lasted for about 3 months then stopped working. I have online class and now I'm.screwed until I find a replacement.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating, poor design and cheap quality, it is flat out insulting...

    I am on my second Macbook pro, after my first was a complete joke. my ipod has been replaced twice, every piece of software I have bought from Mac has been faulty, and this MACBOOK CHARGER is my third. My first came with my first computer but stopped working 3 months later. It was handled properly. The second stopped working about 7 months later. Combined with my other problems with Mac products I demanded that my macbook be replaced, under my Applecare policy. Within a week my charger began to act strange but after taking it to the store it seemed to work again. NOW I am seeing the signs of strain due to the outright idiotic design. If plugged in one way the chord blocks all the other ports, if plugged in the other way the cord takes a huge amount of strain. Whoever made this was an imbecile. DON’T BUY MAC!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Redesign it!

    I've alrady gone trough 4 adapters in 2 years. The part where you plug it in is way to fragile. The part to which the cable hooks up to the adapter is way to fragile too. This needs to be redesigned so that the general thing is more durable.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please address this apple

    With the company's ability to constantly shell out such innovative products, it amazes me to find that they are unable to produce even a semi-reliable power cord. I am now going to have to purchase my third power cord, and quite frankly I feel like I am getting scammed. Please Apple address this issue because you already charge a lot for your products, and now at least in my mind I'm starting to think of them as unreliable.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy at all.

    I brought a macbook just over a year ago and the charger is absolutely frayed. It got hot almost as soon as you plug it in (always putting your foot or your hand on it and burning yourself). The fact that i have to pay $90 for a charger this bad is ridiculous. Obviously i am not the only one having these problems, so get it together and fix it!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    This will be my 3rd power adapter. Seriously apple, rethink your design. With all of these negative reviews, just listen to your clients. how about a chord that doesn't overheat and basically fall apart.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working

    After about a year or so, my charger stopped working. Just one day when I plugged it in and left it all day, the green light would not come on and wouldn't charge. I tried everything that could be wrong. I think $80 is a little too much for a charger.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Part Apple Part User

    I purchased an early 2010 MBP 15" and the power adapter was the older "direct in" type. I got the recall notice for the adapter a few months ago, but had never had an issue with my power adapter.

    I guess it's a matter of understanding power cords. My wife even struggles with them: due to the multiple wires inside the cord, you have to "train" the power cord to roll up correctly. Don't keep twisting the power cord or one of those internal wires will eventually break. Probably because two power wires cannot occupy the same space in the universe. This is common to every power cord, NOT just Apple's Mag Safe power adapters. I know people like to demand that Apple provide a product that NO ONE can break but that's just not possible. Maybe Apple should provide a training course on how to roll up the power cord?

    Great adapter in my mind. Love the new 90 degree offset.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusted and disappointed.

    Wow. What a surprise to find that what I thought was an anomaly is so very obviously not. With all of these horrible reviews, why hasn't Apple fixed this problem?

    I, too, have a cord that is frayed where the end of the wire meets the connector. Somehow this frayed wire seems to have lasted longer than most --- almost four years believe it or not. However, I still don't feel like I should be shelling out $85 (with tax) for flawed accessories that Apple has failed to fix. If this were a car part, there would be a recall!

    Note, I gave "2" stars because I like the magnetic feature and it is easy to use.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Working

    I bought my MacBook Pro in June of 2010 and in less than two years the charger stopped working. I could leave it plugged in all day and my laptop won't charge at all, the light doesn't turn on - not green for charged or orange for charging. It hasn't been mishandled at all, it just one day stopped working. And that a new one is $80 is a little ridiculous, to say the least.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need a new one a month later

    Here I am, buying yet another freaking macbook charger.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth It

    This power adapter is worthless. I have only had it for about 8 months and it has burned through two of the extensions and has finally died. A waste of money and I do NOT suggest buying it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    could have been better

    They do not last. Third cord in 1,5 years. I'm about the buy the fourth. For 80 USD it is very annoying.
    Also the new ones with the smaller magnetic DC connector do not work with the see-thru protectors.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not cool...

    I bought this cord in August because my cousin's cat, ate through the original that I got when I bought my macbook in 2008. I read other reviews saying that the cord stopped working after a few months of them buying it and hoped that I would have better luck. I left my computer open and not plugged up for a few hours and when I went to plug it up, there was absolutly NO charge coming from the cord. My computer is still dead b/c I don't feel like dishing out another $83 for a new cord, but I really don't have a better option because thats what Apple feels like they should charge. There really isn't anything you can do, but this is horrible

    13 of 18 people found this useful