• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    power adapter FAIL!

    for two weeks the power adapter was working-not working-working-not working. the last two days, it would only charge if my macbook was turned on its side lengthwise and kept in that position. now, it just doesn't work and i'm frustrated that i will probably spend $79 for a new one.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter gets very hot!

    The 85w adapter gets very hot if i use it for several hours. Usually I have it plugged all the time, but for example when i watch a movie it gets very hot because it has to charge the battery all the time. Today I had a program on that caused a CPU 100% for an hour, suddenly i smelled something burning. The adapter was under a pillow so it got hotter than usual and it stopped working! I unplugged it and let it cool of for 2 hours and then it worked again!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going on 6

    I'm personally on my third 85 watt, one due to overheating (T adapter) and one to the end twisting right off (L adapter)... And my wife's second 60 watt just had the MagSafe L end fall off. Now I'll have to buy her her third... The only thing nice is that so far apple has replaced all but 1 for free or near free. (out of policy accommodation). Though these products are problematic, I have to give apple credit for the customer service in the store every time, even out of warranty and policy.

    Now, what will they do to fix the problem or lower the cost... I fear they will likely get tired of replacing these for free.

    Otherwise maybe another manufacturer may get my next laptop purchase (which would sadden me)

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My 2nd one in 2 years just broke

    Ive literally never had another laptop cord, converter break aside from this.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fine product

    never had a problem, have had my macbook for over 4 years now and still going strong with the delivered power adaptor, don't see where other people have a problem with?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the worst design for charger ever

    I've gone though 3 of these in lessss than 18.months.....they need to refund me some $$$$$...each charger has gone bad in the same location....and the charger runs very very hot....i hate this charger soooo bad....and it costs so much to replace....

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    80 freakin' dollars??!!??

    I was watching a movie on my boyfriend's laptop when it told me the battery was low. I thought that was weird because it was plugged in, and then I noticed the light wasn't on. Noooooo. He's going to kill me! Then I come on here and see it'll cost me $80 to replace it. Are you kidding me?? $80 for a power cord??? What a joke. I feel like crying.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovative, svelte, fragile and prone to breaking.

    Broke within a week of receiving, and had to buy another one. Never had a worse connector on any laptop.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th Mag Safe in 18 Months

    How can this be? $240 in chargers and I still dont have a working spare for the coffee table. Im hoping that each time I buy one that it will be an improved version... im not holding my breath. Please fix this widespread, well known problem.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Insufficient power and not compatible with cases.

    So I just bought a Macbook Pro Late 2011 model with the AMD Radeon 6770m graphics card. The charger works fine but it is insufficient for the power demand of the Macbook Pro. This device uses more than 90W when it has a big load on the CPU. I'm expressing my dissapointment because I bought this Macbook Pro because I wanted power but everytime I´m using it with heavy load apps the charger isn't capable of supplying enough power to the machine and it starts draining power from the battery also. This shouldn't happen and its cycling my battery when not supposed to. Apple should offer a 100W to supply enough power for this Macbook Pro. Apple please help us with this problem, I do use my Macbook Pro for some heavy tasks and don't want to hurt either my batter or underpower my hardware!

    Also my second disagreement is that this adapter will hardly fit on machines with cases. Its design makes it difficult to reach the connector hub and won't let the machine charge.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR DESIGN

    For a $79 power supply, it sure is a piece of junk. Apple you are really awesome, but this product needs some redesigning.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointingly Poor Design

    Like the many previous reviews, I'm on my fourth power cord, which like my three previous power cords, frays at the tip. The cord is not sufficiently reinforced at a known stress point, creating a dangerous fire hazard. And since I'm on my fourth power cord, I'm well aware of the fraying problem and go out of my way to avoid putting stress on the magnetic tip. Notwithstanding my best efforts, the insulation breaks, exposing frayed wires. Terrible design that could be easily fixed by extending the reinforced portion of the power cord another 1.5 inches. Cost to manufacturer five cents. Savings to consumer $79.00.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    After eight months, the adapter overheats and switches on and off between charging and not charging. Same thing happened after another six months with the replacement. This is the weakest link in the entire laptop product line.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnetic Connection Doesn't Release As Promised.

    On the description, Apple says that the product features a "magnetic DC connector that ensures your power cable will disconnect if it experiences undue strain".
    While walking past my computer in the night, I forgot the cord was plugged into my laptop. The magnet did not release against the pull of my leg, and ended up pulling my entire laptop off the counter and caused $400 worth of damage.
    I went into my local Apple store and they said it releases perfectly fine, if the force pulls the cord straight out of the computer. But since I was walking and pulled it at angle, it was my problem it didn't release.
    So grumpy about this - what's the point of a safety release feature if it only works at an angle nobody accidentally pulls it from?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reinforce Ahead of Time

    I advise everyone to reinforce the tip of the power adapter with electrical tape, even right out of the box!!!

    In the 3.5 years I've owned my Macbook Pro, I've been through 4 different power adapters. The first 2 were the T-shaped which (wish I saved mine) are being replaced by Apple due to a lawsuit. On both of the 2 L-shaped adapters, the tip has fallen off in the exact same way. I don't take it out of the house, or damage it in any way. Its poor design causes it to bend which makes the rubber cable separate from the tip, exposing the wires. Have spent over $300 on these in 3 years, wish I knew it was covered for 1 year.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junked in 4 Months

    I have had my MBP for 4 months, and this charger has already broken. There is a short in the cable which will cause the adapter to charge intermittently, with as much as a slight nudge to the wire I can lose my charge. I can't believe I have to spend 80$ to buy another one of these.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful, Died in less than 6 months.

    Apple has no shame charging a fortune for this junk. They make great computers but junk power adapters. Lower the price please as these units need to be replaced at least twice a year!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, but still junk.

    I gave it an extra star for the creative design, but the durability on these are horrible. I've gone through two this year alone! And there is no way I'm going to pay 70 dollars for these. That is outrageous! I have never had a problem with any other powercord, so I don't understand what is going on here.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed.

    Bottom line: an $80 power cord should last longer than two years. I am very careful with my computer equipment because I can't afford to buy replacements every other year. There is no visible damage or sign of strain anywhere on the adapter, but it has simply stopped working.
    If so many people are having the same problem, then clearly there is some flaw in the design/manufacturing. It's time for Apple to address this.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    No matter how careful you are, if you take your Macbook with you wherever you go and bring the charger also it is, in my experience, highly likely to stop working within a year. I expect better from a company like Apple.