• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 1/2 years of daily abuse....

    I've used mine daily for the past 4 1/2 years and it finally went out.... Not sure if they're suppose to last forever but I'd say not bad compared to some of the other posts I've read. Out to buy another one, heres to another 4 1/2 years!

    1 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has "spoiled the child"

    I left the world of PC last September. Since then if you name the apple device I have it. My macbook pro power adapter has never failed. I have never had a problem with it. It is strong and durable. On the opposite side of coin I am very careful with my devices and I pay particular attention to make sure that they last a long time. I have never witnessed as much complaining about anything and everything in my life until I witnessing Apple reviews. I would recommend all apple products, even if you have an issue with something that isn't your fault more than likely Apple customer service will do what they can to quickly remedy the problem. The reviews that I have read are quite unwarranted ... but then again we live in the biggest throw away society on the planet.

    6 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 chargers, 3 different problems

    This is my 3rd MBP charger, 1st one over heated to the point where it burnt my skin, my second one stopped working within a month, and now charger #3 (no longer under warranty of my laptop) had the magnet rip off a couple weeks ago, and i had to hold it in place for a charge. Now it just doesn't work at all.
    Apple: PLEASE get a warranty for chargers or something.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Too Fragile

    I am about to buy my 3rd adaptor; this is absolutely unacceptable. Mac is the business, it is world beating, knocking Windows into a cocked hat. But I have had to use a borrowed Laptop on my latest trip because my 2nd charger has given up. Apple must get this sorted.

    101 of 108 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    apple still doesn't know how to design good chargers

    It works well for a few weeks but if you travel you're going to have to buy one of these often, almost $80. Let alone dealing with a broken charger and a dead laptop in a country where there is no such thing as an apple store. The magnet helps but not quite there yet with the design of this accessory

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger..... poor quality

    Scratches easy, only after about a year my power adapter looks like it came from a blender. the wire connected to the adapter came unravled ( my friend said not to wind it up around the latches, even though thats what they are ment for....) magnet can be too strong and it slaps the power slot on my mbp making small scratches around the area. Wish apple would fix these problems or use better stuff to make the wire out of so it doesn't unravel.

    (ways i would fix it is to coat the adapter in the rubber material as the wire, weaken the magnet, and make the wire that attaches the adapter better with more rubber or find a way to streangthen it.)

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How can something so simple be so bad?

    I give my equipment TLC. I never pull at the cable, I always detach the cord with great care, and this power supply still died after 8 months. It's not like it's a new technology -- it's a simple power supply. It feels like I'm being gouged for being a Mac lover.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - less than 2 weeks old - unresponsive

    I'll be heading to a MAC store to see they'll replace it. Honestly 2 weeks old. I thought it was something I did... from the reviews obviously not. What a PIA for a great product. For the $$ I spent on this thing, you think it might last more than 2 weeks.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple Quality

    Just like everyone else at the 12 month mark the thing just came unraveled, poor quality for Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good For You

    My power adapter started acting up recently. For those of you who have no problems, good for you. But just because your product is working perfectly doesn't discount the reviews of those having trouble.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I have to say I was shocked when I came here & read so many negative comments concerning this power source. I figured I just had bad luck. Apparently I was wrong. Bought my 17inch MBP less than 2 years ago & I've been fidgeting with this power cord for the last 6 months. It finally died for good tonight in the middle of some important editing. Totally not cool. I'm a total fan of Apple products so I'm not done with the company, just disappointed they don't take the time to improve such an obviously flawed product. :/

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    On my 4th power adapter in 5 years, this one only lasted 8 months. Once again, the outside appears perfect, no puncture, no tears, rips etc. but for some reason it has become temperamental like all the others. you have to move the cord around like an old FM radio trig to get reception. If you can't figure out the right angle no charging for you! Blows. If they were $20 each I wouldn't complain.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Have had nothing but problems with my 'Magsafe' power adapters. 1st one died under warranty and was replaced after 13 months. 2nd one lasted about 2 weeks before giving up, 3rd one is now powering my mac but 'not charging'. Really not happy about the build quality of Mac's. Compared to my old Acer PC Laptop which lasted years with no problems this computer is just too fragile to use anywhere but in a padded cell.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems Here.

    I own two MacBooks Pros and have not had a problem with either Power Adapter. I have lugged the poor Macbook across the country for debate tournaments and the power adapter has become pretty banged/scratched up in the process--still no problems.

    Not sure why there are so many people rating this thing horribly. Maybe its a bunch of PC users writing phony reviews just to hate on Apple Products??

    6 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    smart design, not smart people

    I don't know why people are giving this power supply such a bad review. I've had the power supply for 3 years now from a MBP that I bought and it still looks brand new. Now, I know what you are thinking, "he probably doesn't take it anywhere". False.

    It. Goes. Everywhere. With. Me.

    I personally believe the so called "problem" with the cord fraying is user error, plain and simple. Of course the cord is going to fray if you wrap it up like a monkey would. But if you actually take a sec and coil the cord and actually take care of your product, then by far the power supply will last you for YEARS.

    In fact I love it so much I've bought 3 more; one for my desk, one for travel, and one for my home. All are performing admirably.

    8 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk.

    I have one at my office for a backup, barely used. It did what so many others have described - worked intermittently, required a lot of jiggling, then quit working entirely. For $80 you'd think it would be higher quality.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept poorly executed

    I am about to move to my third cable in as many years - problems arise from stress on cable at point of connection resulting in damage to insulation and/or cable underneath over time. I can only echo other appeals for a replaceable cable that connects to the transformer block. Would still be frustrating to have to replace but far more economical. Really not what I have come to expect from Apple, and the body of reviews demonstrates that these adaptors are a weak (but vital) link in the product chain.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    irritated...

    Normally, I'm a MAJOR Apple fan but I'm irritated I have to replace the power cord after about 15 months... not up to the normal Apple standards I expect.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W POWER ADAPTER

    AMAZING another adapter that has stopped working at 16 months old . makes me wonder if apple have a problem with them or is this how long they are supposed to last!! at £60 for a new one i am not impressed

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter it's a sorry charger!!!

    I HAVE 2 apple Computers ( 15in- MacBook Pro) the old version 6 years old and the new version 1 years old and the chargers only last for about 1 year. Not cool when ipod charger last for 2 years. SO i said all this to say is that apple need to add a warranty to it's chargers, or at least make them last longer.

    6 of 7 people found this useful