• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful

    im now about to replace this charger for the third time and ive only had my mac for just over a year now. its becoming worse then the charger i had for my acer that i ended up replacing 5 times. at least i got those chargers for free and didnt have to spend £50 each time. seems stupid to me that such a great laptop can have such a dreadful charger!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is terrible!!!!

    I've had my 13" macbook pro for about 2 years I've had to replace the charger 3 times at $80 bucks a pop. I've had no problems with my computer, but it's too expensive to replace these awful chargers! I don't feel that I treat my charger very roughly, and seeing the other reviews I really do think it's a huge design flaw. I love apple products, but when I have to buy another computer, if the charger design hasn't improved, I will seriously consider going PC.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not happy

    had a magsafe t shape charger that came with my macbook it worked perfectly for 2 and a half years then broke not to bothered because it was in constant use and worked up until then, little bit cheesed off that i had to pay £50 for a new one, evan more cheesed of that the replacement doesn't seem to work unless its in a very specific position, really not happy because im a bit of an apple geek and have never had any problems with any apple products up until now and i really dont understand how they can charge so much for a charger that doesn't seem to work very well

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    Literally, it sparks every time I plug it into the computer. This time it caused damage because the spark was hot enough to melt the aluminum of the computer and the cord. I just got this computer a week ago.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second one bites the dust

    I have had two of these chargers in the last year and a half. The second one I was able to get as a replacement without paying for it since my Macbook was still under warrantee at the time. Due to the defect of my first one, I took especially good care of my second adapter... only for it to fail out on me within 6 months. I'm blown away that Mac would go with this design, even if it is more sleek. My boyfriend who owns a 5 year old Mac. His 5-year old charger is still going strong. Explain to me why we pay so much for good design and functionality if the lifetime of the newest innovation is only 1/10 of the previous model.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Slightly Burnt after 18 Months

    The tip of the cord was slightly burnt after 18 months that I could even see the wires inside.

    The proper handling that I did:
    - I never roll it tightly
    - I almost never overcharge my macbook Pro
    - I never use it for anything other than charging my own macbook.

    I wish I could rate it 0.5 star. (0.5 point for the design + 0 for durability).

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    I've had a Macbook for 5 years. I'm on my FIFTH adapter. The first two shredded right by the magnetic jack and the third and fourth just decided to stop working one day. Now my fifth is also starting to fail. It will only charge my Macbook if it is turned off. I hate that my actual Macbook is a quality computer but the accessories are terrible and in constant need of replacement. I think the longest one of my adapters has made it was the original one that came with my '07 Macbook. The original made it almost two years. Since then each new adapter has died a quicker and quicker death. Awful quality. Mac really needs to figure this out.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    These chargers don't last. They are a horrible design... I've had my Macbook pro for almost 2 years and I'm already on my second charger which I'm having trouble with again.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    My power cord has gone the same way that some many others have.
    It's intermittent in getting power to my laptop after only being a year and a half old.

    I phoned Apple and they can't do anything for me. It seems a shame that a company such as Apple can't even offer my a discount on buying a new one. Instead I'm being gouged for 80 dollars for a power cable...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and they don't last

    I love my macbook, but the power adaptors have been horrible. Thats right ADAPTORS, I have had 3 and they have ALL failed on me. At $80 a piece, it is expensive and annoying. You think Apple, which puts so much pride into its products would NEVER think of putting a faulty product out there; but this power adaptor is the exception to the rule. Apple is so focused on making everything LOOK good they forgot to make it last and work too. Now I have to get my FOURTH adaptor, I paid a arm and a leg for my macbook pro and the costs just keep adding up. I am begging to wonder if Apple even cares about its customers at all, probably not.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ARGhhh! These adapters are worthless!

    This makes if very hard to keep loving Mac. Another one has gone bad!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor strain relief design

    Having to buy my third one because of the poor strain relief design. After a while the cable frays where it connects to the magsafe connector and soon all the magic smoke leaves the circuit and it stops working.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly BAD

    it all looks nice and everything and worked perfectly for the first 4 months and now i have to buy a new one because it is just cutting out. at least with the T shaped charger, it only broke by the wire ripping and you will see when it is breaking. this one overheats often so just stops and now i have to constantly move it around to work.

    anyway looks nice but doesn't work

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not even worth 1 star!

    Come on Apple! With the price of your computers being high, you'd think these power adapters would be GOOD. My 2009 Macbook is now on power supply #3, and battery #3... This is ridiculous!!! My old Dell Laptop lasted me 6 years, only replaced the battery once, and had the same power supply throughout the entire time! Your computers may be cool, but they severely lack in quality....

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Time I've needed to replace this!

    Last year, I replaced my power adapter after the cord burnt out. Just today, the same thing happened! I love my Macbook, but I can't afford to replace the cable every year! I never had this problem with other laptops.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Up to Apple Standards

    I love my Macbook, but am very dissatisfied with this power adapter. Why can't Apple get this design right? This is the second time I have had to replace it. Even when the power adapter is working, it becomes too hot to touch. It's very frustrating to be without a power supply when the adapter quits working. It is even more frustrating to have to pay to replace it.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design. (Bonus: the feeling that nobody cares!)

    Apple—please read the hundreds of negative reviews here and kindly redesign your charger. (Yes, again. The first try didn't take, I'm sorry to say.) I purchased my MacBook in October 2008 and am off to buy yet another $79 replacement, bringing my total to five (including the original). The last one died for the usual reasons: exposed wires, fraying . . . complete with worrisome crackling noises for extra fun this time.

    You know, my husband has a big chunky PC laptop with a big chunky charger. The thing's a dinosaur in computer years, and yet that charger has never failed. I'd give up a little sleekness in exchange for a charger that can actually withstand daily use for longer than six months.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    I had to buy new charger after first stopped to work. The new charger lasted only six months because of the poor quality of components. The low quality of materials caused the jacket covering the wire to split.
    In the apple store I have been told that it's look like I pinched the cable with doors and therefore they will not provide free replacement. They do not want to admit that their product is simply - a rubbish one!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stinks big time

    worst charger ever.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another cord demolished

    My cat finds Apple products as irresistible as I do. Unfortunately, this plays out in a negative way - He just chewed his third cord and has moved up from iphone to Mac, which is getting expensive! I'm amazed that he hasn't been electrocuted. Has anyone overcome a similar problem? Apple - I love the esthetic of these cords, but they are a lot less cat durable than any other cord in my home!

    12 of 17 people found this useful