• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sub-Par

    Dear Apple,
    Listen to your loyal users. Your product does not meet our standards, your chargers have broken and do break too quickly. Unfortunately, you WILL lose customers because of this repeating issue. Please fix this uncharacteristic, yet massive flaw in SOME way, so that we are not forced to leave for greener pastures.
    To those of you who say that you have not experienced this issue; you are an extreme anomaly and your experiences are part of an incredibly small minority. Thank you for your optimism though.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still bad

    Apple's been making terrible power adapters since they departed from the "UFO" design. In three laptops, I've been through eight adapters. The problem has been the same with every single one: the cord comes apart at a junction, either by the laptop or by the adapter itself. Apple keeps "innovating" ways to reduce strain on the cord - the MagSafe being the latest of these - without investigating the obvious solution of USE A BETTER CORD.

    This is not rocket science. There's no lack of inexpensive Made-In-China power adapters for portable devices from disk drives to other laptops that have sturdy, well-wrapped, high-quality cables. Why can't Apple get a clue?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst!

    I cannot believe that Apple still can't figure out how to make a power adaptor that lasts more than a few months. What's even more pathetic is that they don't even sell the cord part if your power adaptor is fine. You have to buy a whole new adaptor for $70-80...ridiculous!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fatal Flaw

    I am very disappointed with the engineering of this power adapter. My original one that came with a new MacBook Pro, purchased a little over a year ago, recently developed a short somewhere near where the MagSafe cord is attached to the transformer. After reading the other reviews this appears to be a common problem with this adapter. Ever since day one I have felt that the rubber boot near the base is too thin and small to keep the cord from being stressed by normal everyday use. I do hope that Apple recalls this for a replacement or fix and redesigns it in the future so it matches the reliability of the computer it attaches to. Meanwhile, I am stuck paying too much for a new one!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    This is the absolute worst power adapter I've ever had the displeasure of owning in my entire life. It uses an archaic power block that is extremely inconvenient to bring around, and unless you have the extension on it you'll have to take up a ridiculous amount of space just plugging it in. Because of the way you have to spin it up to bring it around, mine has broken right where it connects to the block, because of how weak it was. It's terribly bad for anyone who brings their laptop with them to school and on a daily basis, it was meant to last me three years in my graphic design course and it hasn't lasted me one. To further how bad this power adapter is, it gets very hot when plugged in and charging. It's in my opinion not worth the money I have to pay to replace it at all, but I have no choice if I want to continue to use my macbook pro.

    A word of advice: Treat it with care, because it's complete garbage.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My turn to replace

    Just yesterday my adapter stopped working despite my being as careful as possible with it. I detected that the weak link is where the cord leaves the actual adapter. It tends to kink at that point and after a while you lose continuity. I plan to reinforce that area with the new one I am getting to see if that will help.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I have had at least 6 of these power adapters and none of them have failed, and I don't treat them with kids gloves. Can't figure out the negative reviews.

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Duh

    Am amazed how negative the reports are on the cable redesign. Some say it gets hot - well did they buy the 60 watt adapter for a 15 or 17 inch MacBook Pro? Mine's as cool as a cucumber. Others say the cord frayed - well did they wrap it too tightly around the neatly designed cord winders? Any other computer designers done anything of the like? I've gone from a mess of tangled wires to a nicely packed carrying case friendly pair of bundles that are easy to handle - and for a blind user that's saying something good ...

    11 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter no longer powers - again

    Like many of the others that have posted, I have to go purchase another one of these adapters. I have been extra careful to treat both parts of the adapter with utmost care but this didn't seem to make a difference...very frustrating. How can something as simple as a power adapter be such a problem??

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    Have to replace the power adapter for my daughter's laptop. Only a year old--was shocked at price for new ones. What a rip off, especially after reading these other reviews. COme on Apple...you are a better company than this!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a redesign

    These chargers are terrible. My wife and I have replaced each of our chargers already. A month ago my wife's new charger stopped working and yesterday my new charger stopped working. I have only had my new charger 3 months and I have been using the correct method to wrap up the cord. These things are more fragile than glass.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th adapter in 4 years

    Love my Mac but the quality of these adapters is unconscionable. At $80 it makes me question the logic of purchasing another Macbook Pro. After the first one went, I became super-careful with the cord... but to no avail. Apple has addressed so many other issues I find it difficult to believe that they cannot come up with a simple solution to this one. How about strengthening the connections, reinforcing them with more, or a stiffer covering? Really, this is just ridiculous. They should be ashamed.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro my 3rd adapter in 12 months!

    I am now buying my 3rd adapter in just 12 months. No abuse or rough use. This is a serious Apple problem. Love the Laptop....HATE the low quality adapter. There is no excuse for such a shoddy design from a company like Apple. I gave it a one star rating because you can't submit a review without at least one star. Be assured, this Apple adapter....it's a zero.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    I am on my third cord in 3 years. It is ridiculous how easily it stops working considering it is supposed to power a $2000 laptop. For $79 plus tax this cord should last longer than 1 year. MacBook Pro and accessories associated with it have, in my experience, been a waste of money.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted less than a year

    I have two power adapters--one for my wife and me--and my wife's lasted about 10 months. Mine has yet to hit that age so we'll see if it's an isolated incident. Either way, pretty inconvenient and disappointing considering how expensive it is.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is NOT acceptable

    I have had my MacBook Pro 17" notebook for less than nine months and the AC Adapter/Power cord has died! When I went to see what a new one costs, I discovered that it will cost me over $80 for a new one. This is outrageous! When I pay $79 for a part, I expect it to work and to last. From reading lots of other reviews, I see that this is very common. And, obviously you haven't fixed it yet. I don't appreciate being ripped off and I will now think twice about buying another Apple product.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product.

    Ceased to work after 14 months - 2 months out of warranty. This is the weak link in an otherwise great laptop package. Unusual and disappointing that Apple hasn't put more effort into the quality of this part. Time for a 3rd party to step up?

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Why U no work?

    I study in a course where we got offered macs on discount by the uni, so all my class mates got The MacBook Pro at the same time.

    seems like after 18months they all die.

    My friend had to replace his just a week ago, now mine is broken too, a lot of my class mates have had the same thing, do make them to fail after a certain time?

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Atrocious!

    This is my 2nd power adapter for my MacBook Pro! Fortunately for me it was covered under warranty since my computer is only 4 months old. But how ridiculous is that! 4 months old and poof...dead! This is not the first complaint either. We've gone through 3 different adapters on my husband's MacBook as well! I love Apple products and I would never trade my Pro for a PC, but really....DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE POWER ADAPTERS!!! I There is obviously a quality issue!

    12 of 14 people found this useful