• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 13 months of use

    I've spent the last two weeks struggling to keep my 13 mo. old MacBook Pro charged. I've reset the SMC (several times), fiddled with the MagSafe Power Adapter in any and all conceivable ways, followed every instruction for "fixing" the problem I could find on Apple's web site, and finally (while watching the last of this partial charge dwindling away) realize that yet another piece of $%$# Apple charger has to be replaced. I've experienced charge failures with 2 other models. One actually burned me when I frantically tried to pull it from the computer as it sparked and smoked! Apple refused my request for a free replacement that time, so my expectations are minimal today. I'm a long time Apple fan (still have an SE in its bag somewhere), but this power supply issue is a huge drag!!!!!

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter

    The design of wrapping the wire around the L shaped prongs for storage causes the wire to twist/bend in the same spot over and over. Eventually the plastic wrap over the wire breaks exposing the wire causing the unit to fail and short out.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A step backwards

    Not as good as the older style magsafe adapters. L shaped connector protrudes out of the back of the laptop when attached one way, and covers up ports when attached the other. Cable is of low quality and the connector itself does not seat easily into magsafe female port on laptop. All in all, a leap backwards by Apple. If you can find an older style power adapter, I highly recommend that you buy that instead.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Again...

    Back to the site to buy another one. Original just died. Mac a bit over a year old

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no power again

    Two power adapter dead in 14 months. Oh, the joy. I saw the second one just die before my very own eyes. One second it was working, the next, it was dead.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken LV cord

    So after only 13 month the isolation on the low voltage cord broke. This defiantly should last way longer, and a new replacement are a stunning DKK 600,-.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is the design still the same after all the reviews?

    Seriously bad design. But you have no choice it comes with the MacBook Pro. So just be gentle. The wire is similar to coax cable. There is a mesh wire around an insulated core wire. It will twist off at the little "brick" and short with regular use. You know, like when you unplug it and wind the cord up — even loosely. Keep in mind the 80 bucks to replace it. Hello Apple: strain relief, not a new concept.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful...and expensive

    Plan on buying at least one a year.
    These cords are poorly made, I have had to buy one each year since I've had my Mac. Please make them more resilient.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not great

    i've had my 15" macbook pro for about a year now, and the rubber covering on the cord where it connects to the adapter has split and has a bunch of frayed wires hanging out.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful

    Had this for 10 months and the part that plugs into the computer FELL OFF. I hope warranty will cover it because I will NOT be happy if I have to pay $80 to get it replaced.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Connect With Super Thin Protective Case On Macbook Pro

    If I could give this zero stars I would. This charger will not connect to my Macbook Pro when the protective case that I bought from Apple at the Apple Store, the super thin one, is on my laptop. I literally have to remove the bottom protective cover if I want to use this power adapter. How did this error get overlooked in product testing? Taking this protective case off daily or even multiple times in a day is unacceptable.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Disappointed

    My Mac Book Pro Power Adapter has just stopped working, I use my Mac to DJ events and smack in the middle of an event my MAC the Mixer stopped working because of the low power on the Mac. The failure was damaging and Apple should have taken better care in it's design approach.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after less than a year...

    The "L" connector was no problem, but cable still takes strain in other places. Mine broke open right next to the transformer. You've got no alternative anyways... why even read/write a review about this thing. Sigh...

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design

    Looks like I will have to buy a third power adapter. Same problem each time. Short in the cord at the transformer box. I feel it is a flaw in the design. I expect more from apple products. But what can you do, not to many options. I would really rate this less than one star. But I guess Apple feels they deserve at least one star. Note: I've been Apple faithful from the firs Macs

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It melted!

    I was unpleasantly surprised after charging my computer (15-inch macbook pro) to find that there, in the middle of the cord, was a split in the wire casing that was almost an inch long. I continued to use the charger because it worked and the replacement is ridiculously expensive. About a week later, the wire casing near where the cord attaches to the computer had split as well. Not to mention, when I tried to unplug the cord from my computer, it burned me. I'm very dissatisfied with the product.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Again

    I never write reviews regarding products because usually I simply do not care enough, but these chargers are just awful. 3 have broken in the last 6 weeks, mostly just "stop working" with no obvious damage at all, and at £60 a piece the unnecessary price builds up, but there's no alternative to buying another, except spending thousands on a new computer...

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice aesthetics however not durable

    I am on my 5th adaptor in 18 months, real shame as Apple products are usually such high quality. Each time it has been the same problem, light on the charger just goes out and a message on the display of my macbook pro states 'not charging' Not good enough for the money, I have had chargers on lesser laptops last 5 years

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage - AGAIN!

    I bought a new MacBook in August (4 months ago) and already need to replace the power cord. This is after going through 4 power adapters in 4 years of owning my previous MacBook. And to add insult to injury, when you walk into an Apple store to complain about the problem, they say they know all about it, but you still have no choice but to spend $80+ on a new one. Are you kidding me Apple? This was supposed to be the "improved" design. How hard is it to design a power adapter? I'm quickly losing my patience with this company.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It melts

    This is by far the worst product that apple has designed. Yesterday while I was charging my MacBook I smelled a funny smell and I looked down to see the charger melting the cord on the floor, I couldn't believe my eyes. Apple really needs to address this problem from what I have seen it is fairly commen

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Score: Apple - 3 / Me - 0

    I can't believe I'm running into power adapter issues all over again on this MacBook Pro. After 2 faulty adapters on my old PowerBook in 4 years I thought for sure Apple was onto something with this whole MagSafe concept. I was wrong.

    13 months after slapping down $3200 for this machine I'm forced to fork over $80 to fund Apple's design flaw. I'm absolutely tired of this garbage. It's unacceptable.

    27 of 27 people found this useful