• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Will Be My Third One!

    These things don't last at all. I heartily resent spending almost $300 on power cables that are obviously such pieces of junk (not the word I tried to use). Like everyone else after a few months, the cord must be jiggled and jiggled and held just so to get the power light to come on, until it finally doesnt for good. Ridiculous.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    faulty after about 1.5 years

    got to chime in with the masses .... seems to be a problem with this power supply. Apple needs to pony up and offer some style of extended warranty on this part they must know by now to have some serious quality issues.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money - not even close

    My adapter just stopped working after 16 month!!! And a new is just so over priced. It must be a joke.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible adapter

    This is the third power adapter to go bad on me. I have had both styles and its horrible horrible horrible. To give it one star, is giving it too much.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And that makes 4.

    As a graphic design student, my Macbook Pro use is probably ranked pretty high, and in the past 2 years I've had to buy 2 additional MagSafe Power Adapters; due to them dying on me. At the start of this year I got a brand new MacBook Pro with the new and improved version of the magsafe Power Adapter, thinking I wouldn't have the same problems again! Well how wrong was I, after not even 12 months of use, this adapter has also died, and they are NOT CHEAP. I take good care of my equipment so I can only put this down to being a faulty product! Urgh, seriously frustrating.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a clue Apple

    How can this issue not be fixed by now? Seriously, if Jonathan Ives spent a day on this I think he could come up with an adapter that looked good and didn't break twice a year right at point where the cord leaves the brick. $80 is a compete ripoff when NOBODY writing these reviews even needs a new brick. Apple needs to get a clue.

    60 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deeply suspicious

    Adapter just stopped working after 16months of use. £55 for a new one. Sheesh.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    good for a year

    lasted me just over a year... soon as my macbook pro warranty ran out boom the charger went to *. sure one side is detatchable with a thick cable but the other side from the adapter isn't detatchable and has a thin cable coming from it which ripped apart and now no longer charges my laptop. If the guys at the genius bar don't replace this charger because i'm out of warranty i will go ape *. i spent $2500 on my mbp and i have to worry about my charger a year later? really?

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Power Adapter

    I have bought my new Macbook Pro 15 inch. My power adapter last only one day. Macbook it self is without doubt one of the best system however accessories are complete waste of money.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor

    Had my brand new macbook 4 days. the new magsafe power adapter has lasted 2 days!!!!!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    This stops charging, it is hit or miss if it will work, you have to move it around to get a connection and if you dare to move when not using it on a desk, it will quit charging. You think for the $2000 + we spend on the Mac in the first place that they would make a better charger. It gets too hot too. I don't appreciate having to spend another $80 to keep my Macbook from being an ornament.

    80 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while it lasts

    This is an excellent charger--while it lasts. The magnet is very convenient, as is the design. it charges pretty quickly. HOWEVER, I am now on my second charger, which has JUST STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS--AGAIN. I started having problems in December--about 7 months after I got my macbook and charger. I figured it was because of dorm bunk-bed abuse/strain and decided to be very careful with my new one. In june I moved to an apartment, so no crazy cord logistics were needed. I have no idea how this could in any way have been abused. I see no kinks or fraying. However, like in December, and still not a full year since I've had the charger, the charger is starting to cut out on me. I have to keep the small end piece or the cord between the end piece and the power block at a particular angle to work. Obviously, trying to figure this out is a waste of time, fairly difficult, and frustrating. Eventually it will probably die like my last charger.Meanwhile, my ipod charger that I've had for 5 years and has kinks and has been pretty abused works like a charm. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND.$80 is a lot to pay twice a year (basically) for something that doesn't even work as it properly should.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not great

    I've had my Mac Book Pro for just 14 months and my charger has died. As per usual Apple have gone for aesthetic over design... the cable leading into the laptop is flimsy and comes apart quickly - meaning that it only has a life time expectancy of 1 - 1.5yr. I'm not impressed at all, especially as a new one costs £60?! A complete rip off.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The THIRD one in 18 months

    It really makes me incredibly angry having to fork out another $89.00 for this adaptor. Apple should be crawling on their knees apologizing for this pathetic piece of engineering and for even charging customers for having to replace them so many times. For the record, I have 5 MacPros, 4iMacs, 2 MBP's so I've bought into the loyalty, why don't I get any back??

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    needs to be fixed

    I have now had 2 of these chargers just stop working. Now I have to pay $90 to get another one because my warranty has expired.

    I am very careful with my chargers so I have no idea why this has happened to me twice!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here.

    My family has 10 macs, 6 are laptops - 2 Macbooks and 4 Macbook Pros. They all range between 2 to 4 years old. No failures with any of our power adapters. We take no extra care with these adapters, I don't understand the mixed reviews either.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I use this for my 13" Macbook; as a result of my original charger (60 watt) going out on me the day i have an online exam. I was having problems with my battery life thinking i need a new battery or mag safe replacement but those problems ceased when i bought this charger. It charges it it seems faster definitely doesn’t heat up like my last one does. awesome charger don't really understand why all the bad reviews other than it being a little pricey for a charger. Also, my last charger lasted 4 years not too shabby for how much i threw it around)

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Garbage

    I've been through 2 of these absolute POS power adapters in 2 years. Both melted and frayed. Seems to be a common and historic problem, yet Apple thinks this garbage is worth $80? I would not be surprised if it were designed to fail seeing as years of bad reviews has not resulted in a hint of redesign. They must sell like hot cakes, so why change a good thing? Terrible.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart design, horrible performance.

    I've come to expect a lot out of Apple. I've owned an iBook, a Macbook, a new Macbook Pro, along with the first gen iPod, first gen iPod touch, and an iPod nano. All of these products still work and work very well! I figured that this charger would be just as reliable as the rest of my Apple collection..was I wrong! I've gone through my share of chargers. 2 on my Macbook, and 2 on my Macbook Pro. (The Pro was purchased in August of 2011)

    I've made every effort to make sure not to pull, tug, yank, trip or anything such as these to make sure I don't put strain on the cord, all to no avail. It seems to start the same each time. It will power the device, but won't charge. Then, it just stops working all together.

    I hope the techs at Apple read these reviews so they can address this issue. And I hope you all have better luck than I've had!

    6 of 7 people found this useful