• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These need a bundle of re-engineering!

    I have now gone through no less than a half dozen of these power supplies in the last year. Why they fail isn't really beyond me, as I am an electrical engineer. So, I would have to say some re-engineering is very necessary. These power supplies were just for one computer as well!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for a One-Year Charger

    I use my MacBook Pro for everything. It served me well through my undergrad program. And the first charger worked great from 2007-2010 when the plastic around the plug into the laptop started disintegrating, leaving exposed wire. I got a replacement, and didn't think much about the price, because it was a 3-year old charging cable and was travelled with quite extensively. After a year of having the new charger, the same thing happened! I went back to the Apple store, and after much conversation, I was able to get it replaced free of charge. Now, barely a year later, having the outside plastic near the plug to disintegrate again!! I'm not looking forward to replacing this again, and for every following year. Apple products are amazing - no doubt. But how about some more research on how to make a better charger instead of rolling out new iPhones every year or so.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another poor product from Apple

    I am now on the third power supply for my MacBook Pro. The cabling and where it attaches to the connector is just not man enough for the job. Come on Apple, sort your power supplies out. 3 in less that 2 years is just not acceptable. I have a work supplied Lenovo PC which is on the same power supply and is now 5 years old - and is usually plugged in and kicked around under the desk at meetings. I also have a Sony Vaio PC with a power supply that failed after 6 years. The replacement incidentally was £19 - not the £65 rip-off that Apple charge. Very disgruntled customer with poor Apple design and rubbish reliability.

    147 of 149 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

    I truly wonder how Apple can get the hardware and software so right...

    ...and get things like power adapters and earbuds so wrong..

    The magnetic portion that connects to the MacBook Pro isn't a singular piece, but rather TWO pieces joined together. Someone thought this was a good idea. It wasn't.

    Heading to the Apple Store after work to buy a new one.

    I've sworn off Apple's earbuds. Terrible quality. I can't swear off the adapter, however, as Apple is the only show in town.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One down, one to go.

    I've had my unibody mac since summer of 2010 and just recently its magsafe bit the dust. And then smoked a little bit. The sleeving on the mag side split both near the charger body and about a foot from the magsafe connector. Now I'm using the charger from my old mac (2007ish) and it just split right next to the charger body.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple standards

    We now have a basket of Mac power adaptors that don't work because the wires break where they meet the Magsafe plug. There seems to be to a lot of people with this issue for quite some time (Years?), yet Apple doesn't fix the problem. I love all my Apple products, and everything is trouble free except this part. I am only writing this neg review in hopes that the problem gets noticed and fixed.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine!

    I haven't had any issues with this charger I'v owned this for almost a year, previously I've had a W/Macbook for 3 years using the same charger.

    I think the people with the low ratings, have issues with wear & tear and not taking care of the cable, I do agree it is a little thing where it attaches with the computer.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another bad part for a great computer

    Like most of the other comments here, my cord has split next to the magnetic end and is in need of being replaced. I'm not a fan of the way these cords are made. If I'm going to pay this much for a computer, I don't want to have to buy a new cord every year to make sure it keeps charging and/or doesn't burn my house down!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weakest link

    I had no choice but to order one now, pins on the L shaped connector are weak and they lead to lose connections after 18 months or so. This is the second adapter I had to order, first one was ditched due to a cable issue.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W Magsafe Power Adapter

    I have had my MacBook Pro since end 2009. Its a nice computer, but it seems that I go through the MAGSAFE's quite a lot spending wopping US$ 85.00 including tax on it. Just replaced another one. I have at home about 3 now which I can't use. No protection offered for these. I am very much disappointed now.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $$$$$ for Junk

    I got my Mac Book Pro 15-inch mid 2010 in October of 2010. 6 months later, the MagSafe adapter stopped charging. No problem because I have the protection plan. Went in to the Apple support store and they exchanged the cable for no cost due to one of the pins coming loose.

    Now, a year later, I need to replace the adapter again because the rubber split. I wouldn't complain, but when you follow the storage instructions and pay $4000 for a product, you would think that the product would hold a high quality standard. Now I get to pull $80 from thin air to buy another one because it is considered "normal wear?"

    I can't believe a part that costs $80 is only supposed to last a third of the protection plan time. Almost enough to make me go back to pc.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh, needs a lot of work.

    I've had my MacBook for 2 years and the charger worked until now. I love the magnetic feature BUT it is now overheating within 10 minutes of charging the computer. My battery is only at 35% charged so it's not that my computer is being over charged. And also I am not covering the air channels that keep the computer at a safe temperature. The charger really needs to be redesigned electronically.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not designed for travel

    I've had my macbook for almost 2 years. I bring the pow3er adapter to work with be, because the battery alone lasts about 3 hours. The wire (magnetic end) on the AC adapter wears down at the junction with the ac adapter and melts.

    I wouldn't be buying a new one if the design was sound. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice in product for a more durable wire.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my fourth one in 3 years

    These things are pieces of junk. I just had to go out and buy my fourth since 2009. I hate, hate, hate these things! They don't last a year.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I can't say enough good thing about this power supply. Not only is it beautiful, but (are you sitting down) it powers and charges the Macbook Pro. I would be happy with just one of these functions but it does both. Amazing Apple, you've done it again.

    8 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT RELIABLE

    I used two of these and both melted at the junction between the wire and the magnetic connector end. Bad design.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Piece of Feces!

    I purchased my macbook three years ago and I'm about to purchase my fourth adapter. WTH Apple? I love your products, I rave about them to everyone. My mac is three years old and you'd think it was brand new. My 5th Generation Ipod from 2005 still works as good as it did seven years ago. Yet i've had to replace this cord three times now. That's $271.20 I've spent on adaptors. I swore Id never go back to PC, but I'm about ready to eat my own words. Getting really tired of forking out more and more money after the already steep price I paid for the macbook. I'm obviously not the only one with this problem, maybe you should start hearing your customers.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective and Frays

    Just like its poorly designed predecessor, the new "L-style" MagSafe adapter is prone to fraying. At $89 a pop, these chargers are expensive to constantly replace.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sadness and Sorrow

    There is literally no reason for so vital a product to be so unreliable, especially when it comes attached to another product.
    The fraying is so bad I almost thought I had some insects or even a mouse gnawing on my power cord. Not little frays either - gnarly snarls of rubber that had reached its limit (apparently only about 6 months).
    Apple, if you're going to make that will warrant buying replacements, at least make it cost much less to replace it.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays consistently

    The old Magsafe was wonderful, and Magsafe 2 may be great, but since one is not available and the adapter for the other goes the wrong way, I'm stuck buying these awful things. It doesn't even turn loose easily enough to protect the computer, which was supposed to be the point. NOBODY else has trouble making a simple cable not fall apart. If I buy a non-Mac for the first time in 20 years, this will be why.

    11 of 11 people found this useful