• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Error of design in L-connector

    Same story for me, the power adapter last 8 months, the wires are loosen inside of the L-connector, I'm thinking in replace it for a chinese imitation that surely last the same by one third of the price. very disappointed.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another victim

    After some normal usage mine started crapping out on me. Then I checked the price for a new one and my jaw hit the floor. 80 for a piece of junk that will likely break in a year. Happened to my wife's, happened to mine... this is a major pitfall with buying a macbook.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger

    I have several of these chargers ( we have 4 different mac books) and they have all been great. I move around the house a lot and therefore move my charger and I must say...I'm not very graceful and have dropped it many times. It continues to work fine. Two of them I've had for almost a year and a half. I sent two out to my daughter for her older mac book who lives in another state and she has had no issues with hers. I would recommend this charger without hesitation.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaking from normal use

    I'm rather disappointed in the quality of this cord. Breaking after only 5 months of usage is unacceptable to me. The computers and ipods have warrantees i wish the cords did because they are not designed for a laptop. If you do buy this cord be extremely gentle and baby it because if u just use it, it breaks!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of ****

    I warn everybody who plans to buy this product, or even buy a mac that needs this product, this charger ended up failing after less than a month. I have never had a ****ier piece of mac equipment in my life, and since it's the only power source for any macbook I need to buy another one. I assure you Mac, I will never buy a macbook of any kind again. If I can't charge the stupid computer, there is simply no point. Total waste of hard-earned money.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability needs addressing

    I recently bought my third power adapter in three years for my macbook pro after the chords on the previous frayed and failed at the connector. Apple recently changed the design of the connector head to address the fraying issue, but after a mere three months of normal use the plastic sheath on the wire is already beginning to tear at the connector. Based on some of the other reviews I've read, I'm not the only one who's had this problem. For $79 dollars, this charger fell well short of my expectations in terms of durability.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage

    For $80 I expect quality. After the price that I payed for my laptop, Apple should be giving me free chargers for life considering that I have to replace them every six months or so due to terribly poor engineering. It's insulting that Apple treats their customers this way.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough

    Yes, as a consumer you can clearly tell Apple has changed the power cord, but it didn't change the issue. I had to buy this cord less than a year ago due to my old one fraying, and here I am again with the same issue. The outer layer has split in 4 different places causing major fraying. Apple you come up with genius ideas all the time. HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO MAKE A POWER CORD THAT DOESN'T FRAY!?!

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    I literally purchased this charger/ power adapter 3 months ago. There is no tear, my computer is for personal use and I only use it once I get home. In other words the cable is never disrupted and is never under any type of friction. It DOESN'T charge my computer anymore. I have to wiggle it for atleast 15-20 mins to get it to charge & heaven forbid if it slightly moves it goes back to being unresponsive. I can't tell you how upsetting it is to know that I have to buy another one and that chances are it'll do the same thing.

    I LOVE my APPLE, but they seriously need to find a way to fix this problem, it's not right!!

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FML -__-

    I bought my Macbook Pro almost five years ago; the adapter that came with it ended up needing to be replaced this past January. I picked up a replacement, despite having read the reviews. Because of the price, I made it a point to be extremely careful in handling this cable. Needless to say, after six months the replacement will not charge...the thing still looks BRAND NEW!!!! Now, I am back in the Apple handing over another 79 dollars for a cable that should be able to handle the rigors of being plugged in and disconnected! Oh, and the icing on the cake? I went in to get the new magsafe adaptor and found out my replacement battery needs to be replaced after only 8 MONTHS of use!!!!! I envy people with PCs that hardly ever have to deal with such ridiculous issues!!!!

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one in 2 years :-( ....

    I agree with the other reviews here. These power cords are faulty and need to be redesigned. I love my Mac Book Pro and take care of everything I own (Still running a 2G iPhone along with my iPhone 4, both in perfect condition), but for the life of me I cant get these power cords to last. If someone at Apple is reading these reviews, please do something about it. All your products are designed for an awesome customer experience, but these power cords taint that significantly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable!

    I love my MacBook Pro, but the power cord needs improvement. The cord is very thin, which is aesthetically pleasing, however, it's not very durable. I have only had it for a little over a year, and I've taken good care of it, but now I am having to wiggle it, and figure out which crazy position it will work in today. It's VERY disappointing, to see how much a new cord costs, after spending so much on my computer, knowing it may only last another year! You would think they would come up w/ a better solution, especially after seeing how many people are unsatisfied w/ this product!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, inherently faulty

    First adapter: Non-L-connector 85W Magsafe. Time before failure: One year.
    Second adapter: L-connector Magsafe. Time before failure: Four months.
    Time before I get my replacement adapter: TEN DAYS.
    UNACCEPTABLE!
    They have you right where they want you, and while their laptops may be premium (disputable), their power bricks most CERTAINLY are not.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord is too thin and breaks

    I've gone through several magsafe and pre-magsafe (white brick) adapters over the past 7-8 years. Every one has broken due to a damaged cord. A few have given off sparks. The Magsafe connector itself is fine but the cords are too thin. Over time the wiring starts to fray and eventually short circuits. At least with the older adapters there were 3rd party alternatives. With magsafe I have no choice so I have to keep replacing them. These really need a redesign.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    This will be my third, bought the last one in January this year....so only getting 6 months use which I consider extremely poor. Looks good so one star for that, but thats all.... Better go and buy another one....coz still like the mbp...

    70 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't like design

    These newer ones that run along side the computer are so annoying. Because it runs along it, it makes plugging in anything annoying. I have a case on my MacBook so I can only plug in this new power cord in ONE DIRECTION which then partially blocks other plug ins. I can only have power or internet plugged in at one time because the two block each other out.

    Same with USB ports. I feel like I'm already beginning to stress the fraying process because the power cord has to bend in order to allow USB's to be plugged in.

    I could take my case off my computer, but then what's the point of having one if I have to take it off all the time.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad power supplie

    this item its bad i had problems charging my laptop sometimes i get a not charging message or sometimes it charges for a few minutes and now i've notice that the plastic inside the magnet is melting and its making the pins to be stuck inside not making a connection with my laptop writing this review is not going to make you not buy this item cause we all need it now to charge our laptops but hopefully will make apple upgrade their items, I'm going to the mac store is hopes to get it replaced i bought this mac about 6 months ago :-{

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank you for making me spend $75 on a power cord within the 1st year

    This power cord is a piece of junk. Apple needs to make a new way to wrap the cord up without bending the cable at the connection joint. This is what causes the cable to fray. Now I have to get a new one, how convenient that they are $75!!!!! This product is a piece of junk, and its how apple makes people keep spending money. If you don't want your cable to fray, don't move it at all, because repeated wrapping of the cord around the wrap hooks causes the cable to fray.... Apple product just went down a peg in my eyes!!!! Make a better cable, and cheaper!!!!!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak connection at cord - frays!

    This is my third adapter I have had to purchase! Contrary to belief of a few who are not having issues with this item, it does NOT take much for the cord to fray at the adapter connection. I am extremely conscientious with the care of all my items because I don't like trowing away my hard earned money. My first adapter frayed at the computer connection. The new design seemed to have fixed that transferring the problem to the other end of the cord. My cord is kept in the same outlet 98% of the time. Regardless, one should be able to carry the cord with them if needed. That is the purpose of the wall adapter option which is even described in Apple's own product overview as "..an even easier and more compact way to travel."

    Also, when charging, it gets so hot that I can barely touch it. I won't charge my computer when not home in fear of it causing a fire.

    I hope Apple is actually reading these reviews. I'm tired of spending so much money on an item that should last the lifetime of my computer, NOT only 6 months.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the MacBook -- Hate the Power Adapter

    I'm not sure why other reviewers on here assume that all of us who have problems with this product are abusing it in any way. Mine have never suffered from the wire fraying problem I've read about, but I've had three of these power adapters fail on me in two years. Not so with the PC power adapter I use at work or my video camera power adapter or the adapters on any of my other gear -- just the MagSafes.

    My problem is that they start charging intermittently and then die altogether. I read on the "Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe Adapters" page that line noise can cause them require a reset which is done by unplugging them for 60 seconds and plugging them back in. This works for a while -- then not.

    The bottom line is that whether I'm using an uninterruptible power supply or your average everyday outlet, these things have stopped working where other power adapters have not.

    24 of 29 people found this useful