• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a reliable product..

    Apple products are well known for their outstanding quality,
    these chargers on the other hand are absolutely awful.

    I'm about to buy my 3rd charger now. the other 2 chargers stopped working for no obvious reasons!!!.

    For an Apple branded, expansive product, this is an absolute disgrace.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They always break

    I've gone through three of these in less than a year. No matter how careful I am, the wiring inside the cable always comes apart and it stops working. I'm getting really fed up with replacing these, and having to buy the entire adapter again just for one stupid little wire near where it plugs in. Poor build quality.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars! Cash cow for Apple and a cash drain for customers!

    This is the third time I have had to purchase a new charger for my MacBook. My original T shaped chord lasted for almost two years of hard wear as a student. Then I was forced to buy the new L shaped charger, and it has been pure frustration since then. What's funny is that my wife's charger broke the same time as mine, so I bought a charger from Apple and also a "cheap" $30 off brand charger. After TWO $80 original MacBook chargers, my off brand charger is still working! How is that even possible? That's like saying a '95 Dodge Neon beat a '12 BMW M3 in a race. Doesn't Apple stand for quality? I have never had a problem with any of my PC laptop chargers. Is the Apple charger engineered to break right after the warranty expires? It almost sounds like it from reading all the other reviews. It would be a nice cash flow for the company.
    Get a clue Apple. You are disappointing me.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had to replace this product 4 times!!!! 4!!!! Are u kidding me? I'm a full time student, I can't deal with the outrageous cost of a charger that is just going to fail within another 2 months. All of these people writing reviews are right! It's a flawed design, and I'm sure you guys could care less about your customers. I have just missed a Paper because of this charger..... I thought if I invested 1000 dollars in a MacBook pro it would actually be worth it.
    I am VERY dissatisfied with my purchase thus far...

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So very disappointed

    This is the 85W adapter....if someone can direct me to reviews for that one I will post there too.

    I just took in my second Magsafe today for replacement. Both of them split at the computer connection area....multiple little splits about a half inch long, lenthwise....darn I wish I'd taken a picture. I've traveled once with the current one.....twice with the one before....both times packing the cord with lots of protection around it.

    Otherwise it's on my lap or on my desk. I plug the cord in to charge, then unplug it and replug it when it needs charging again. I'd say I do that 3 times per day. I'm VERY careful with it. I use the metal part to plug and unplug it....I'm NOT pulling it out by the cord. My dad was an electrician and we had it drilled into us, "DON'T USE THE CORD TO PLUG/UNPLUG".

    The first one lasted 10 months....this one only 8. I'm just racking my brain wondering why it does this.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my fifth one of these

    I have had to replace this exact cord a total of five times. $85 plus tax at the local store equals about a hundred dollars each time. Thats around 500. This is almost half of what i paid for the actual computer. Love the computer, just not the cord.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed.

    If I could give this 0 out of 5 I would. Of course it would stop working within a couple weeks of warranty expiration. How convenient. Come on Apple. There is a serious design flaw with the L-shaped magsafe adapters (just like there was with the T-shaped ones). For the past few weeks after wiggling the wire 1 out of 15-20 times there is a charge. Absolute frustration. People need to start posting on comment sections for the actual Macbook Pro because it may give potential buyers second thoughts on purchasing.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple power supply works fine with preventative medicine

    After four (4) PC laptops going bad I bought my MacBookPro 13" and haven't been happier. The power supply has a big problem but if you take preventative measures, it works Okay-fine-beautifully -- now for 2 years. My first power supply magnet connector would always come loose if not careful. ..finally stopped working and got free replacement. I had learned lesson. Use masking tape, clear 2 inch tape, maybe Gorilla tape WITH multiple layers and tape the connector to your laptop using what little space there is-- making sure laptop is still able to close. Keeping things totally secure prevents "fraying" and what all..... LOVE MAC! ! !

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the magsafe scam

    I have gone thru 2 of them, these things always end of fraying at the end between the magsafe connector and the wire. So far I have been lucky one was under warranty and the other I got them to replace it for free even after having words with the apple store employee even if it was out of warranty. anyway just thought people should know that it will fail its not a matter of if but when. so make a big deal about it when you go to the store, google it, and print out these things, hold your wits. Also always keep your receipt no matter what because at the worse case it has a one year warranty. Some other reviewers mentioned they went thru 2-3 in a year but if they paid for it 3 times within the first year of warranty then they are idiots for not knowing it's FREE!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is really the worst charger ever!!!

    I used to recommend the MacBook to everyone but this made me change my mind, this is the second one I have to buy! Really dissapointed in Apple 80 bucks for a charger that is worthless.... unbelievable. I honestly regret buying products from Apple and never will buy another one!!!

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst charger

    just in 6 months charger goes worst. Not satisfied at all.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst charger ever

    i've had my macbook for about a year and a half and i've already gone through 2 chargers. i wouldnt even give this one star. the wire is so delicate that it frays where the charger plugs into the computer and it gets very hot when its charging

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Very disappointed that this is my second adaptor within 2 years. My wife has a very old toshiba laptop (about 6 years old) and the adaptor still works fine. After reading other reviews, I am even more disappointed with Apple.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    I have had my Macbook for 3 years. The original adapter works fine. I purchased a second as backup to avoid having to take it to and from work daily. The new one with the right angle plug has lasted about 8 months. It gets really hot and only charges the computer after a lot of manipulating. The pins on it also stick a lot and have to be actually pulled out to make a proper connection.
    With the amount of complaints about this product I am surprised that Apple have not it necessary to provide a better alternative.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I don't even want to give one star for this product. My second charger just stopped working after a little bit over one year -- thus not covered by the warranty. The part around the magnet keeps getting twisted and lose connection. Please redesign the charger!!! This is the worst charger in the world.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have changed my adaptor twice. This is a worst product

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 year old original model and still kicking...

    I'm not sure what most, unhappy folks do with your power adapters. I have a 13" Mac Book Pro which I take everywhere with me (to and from for each day). Four years into it and I am still using the original 'old' style power adapter. It shows no signs of wear a tear near the magnetic connector.

    4 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd one stopped working, need to BUY a third

    absolutely horrible..they stop working within 1 year, very very disappointed

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total piece of junk!

    I have a Macbook that i purchased 2 years ago and I have had to replace this charger 3 times. I am now going on #4 since this morning the stupid thing went dead again!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    new power.

    Interesting comments. Thank you, as you surprised me! My three here old cord works like a trooper. At times, it gets a bit hot [after a long day and night] its expected. But, 'never as HOT as any friend's dell or HP, etc. The only reason it needs replacing, my son's pup chewed it up. ~I am sure the new one will serve me well.

    2 of 17 people found this useful