• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple raking it in by selling same thing over and over

    Have to go out and buy my third MagSafe power adapter for my 15" Mac Book Pro in the last six months. At 80 bucks a pop I would rather spend it on something that didn't have to be replaced all the time. Now can't use my laptop until payday. @#&%$!

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sucked -- this cool LOOKING charger broke after six weeks (frayed near head

    SUCKED IT. Six weeks and this super cool design LOOKING charger developed a bare wire melt near magnetic head. Steve Jobs, you are the genius of the universe, but WOE TO YOUR POWER and BATTERY DIVISION. I will rain down vast earth and flame upon you, oh power and battery division. Sure you have 19th century chemistry to battle with, but so the EFF WHAT? You're APPLE! You need to WIN!!!!!

    A Machead.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescence?

    I have to replace these cords repeatedly. Earlier this year, I had one give up after only three weeks of use. I do not move it around, travel with it, expose it to harsh conditions or any other sorts of trauma. Still they fail. If Apple's reputation was based on products of this quality, they would no longer be in business.
    And as other reviewers have mentioned, with a price tag of $79 for a POWER CORD (!!!) these should last a lifetime. Instead, they are the most unreliable Apple component I have ever purchased. If these are merely licensed by Apple, not produced, they should find another supplier. This failure rate is very annoying & very expensive.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fried my MacBook

    As with many reviewers here, I find my charger begins to fall apart at the connection between the adapter and the cord, with the housing becoming disconnected and the wires fraying. This means I have to replace the charger about once a year. But a few weeks ago I apparently hadn't noticed the extent of the fraying: when I plugged my MacBook in there was a spark from the charger and everything went dead. Apparently there was a short WITHIN the housing that fried the computer. It cost me $300 to fix. Please, Apple, fix your chargers. Make the stupid thing one big piece of plastic, somehow, so it doesn't come apart so frequently.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

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    Doesn't even charge my computer at all and It's brand new. I find myself having to move to different outlets to try and get it to charge. Even had all the outlets checked to make sure there was nothing wrong.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of ....

    We have 4 macbook pros in our house. We have gone through 6 power adapter/cords in our house. BAD DESIGN. The last replacement has only lasted 1 year. I guess reading the other reviews, I should consider myself lucky.
    C'mon Apple...you can't come up with an adequate power adapter/cord???? At $80. a pop, and at this point we need to replace three (our duct tape jerryrigging aren't cutting it anymore), methinks this is one great moneymaking endeavor for Apple. All those big brains and you can't come up with a decent cord that will last?

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy!

    This power adapter is awful. I've had my computer for 2 years and I have to buy a third cord because they stop working!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

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    wears out or just stops working

    After a year or two they either fray or just stop working. Mine will power a computer but will not charge it. What the heck's up with that? And if you aren't watching you connect it and it blocks all the ports on one side. All in all, once again, form over function for Apple.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    My 1st power adapter broke so I ordered this one and was disappointed that they re-designed the wrong end. Rather than changing the end that goes into the computer it would have been nice to have altered the part that goes into the socket. It sticks out too much and the weight makes it awkward to plug into a vertical socket.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is garbage.

    Basically, this power adapter is the worst Apple product I've ever come across. It's not quite enough to make me switch to a PC, but it's a disgrace that Apple sells this. I am replacing one for the second time in six months because it just died. I'd give it a zero rating if that were possible.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

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    The adapter did not even last one year; the connector to the MacBook failed and won't come back.

    Just a piece of Junk!!!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Pro Charger

    This charger is simply horrible. First off the battery on my Macbook (which I got brand new last year) has had a max life of 4 hours (and it is pathetic compared to my other 3 roommates who have PCs which the battery life is more than double mine even with my brightnesses down all the way). It's a real toll having to carry my charger everywhere! My charger just stopped working (for the third time), and I'm completely unsatisfied with this product. Unfortunately with the necessity of a laptop for my major, it's completely unavoidable that I own one. C'mon apple! You brag about how excellent and advanced you are, which I'll admit I do prefer Mac to PC, and after the advances in the IPod and IPad, why don't you take the time to perfect the chargers so your customers can actually use your products? The thing that PC has on you guys is life span and endurance (based off of growing up under the influence of both companies). Based off of all the negative comments on this product I would recommend coming out with the MacBook Pro charger 2.0 over ANOTHER IPad, or at least drop the price of the charger, because being a broke college student I cant afford to keep dropping $80 every couple months. Thanks.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

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    The power adapter that came with my MacBook Pro lasted a bit over 2.5 years. Despite careful handling of the cords, the new-style replacement lasted only 6 months. Very disappointing.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

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    What a let down

    So my original power cord that came with my mac, the t-shaped one, lasted me 4 years and then frayed, which is not bad. So i bought a new one just over this past Christmas. It was l-shaped. It's sort of sad to say but it has only been six months and the light has begun to flicker on it, and I have to play with the cord to charge my computer. It's sort of nerve racking.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

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    Title says it all, these chargers are worthless, I've had 2(4 different cable ends) it stops working near the magnetic part every time. Last time the wires where exposed and stopped working, this time it seems to simply be shorting out randomly.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This came with my new MacBook Pro I got for Christmas last year. Six months. It only took six months for the cord to go bust. Coming over to Mac after getting into the design field I'm kind of disappointed in this welcome. I have a warranty luckily, but it still surprises me that Apple expects people to pay these kinds of prices for products that fray out easily.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a new one every year and a month

    I purchased a new power supply from apple. A year and 20 days later it has gone out. I buy apple products because they work. I am disappointed in the quality of this product and apple for not standing behind it.
    I was told by apple support and the genius bar "well most manufactures have a year product warranty, I can put an order through for you for a new one it will be about 60 quid". 20 days after the year was up! come on! Advice, as soon as there is a problem bring it back because it's only going to get worse and once your a day outside of the year warranty "that will be 60 quid please"
    Thanks for the product unreliability and the making of a fragile product. I am sure it will keep customers coming back again and again.
    Oh and I paid 5p a min to get that advice! At the genius bar it cost me scheduling 4 days in advance and a 6 quid tube ride.

    114 of 118 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This are *still* terrible, even after all of these years...

    I've gone through about a dozen of these with my MacBook Pros so far. "Gone through" means had to throw one away and buy another one. Or two.

    Cords melt, ends break, or they just plain stop working.

    C'mon Apple .. get these things up to your quality standards already.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    Total of 4 macbook pro's in the family (kids at University plus my wife and I). Score so far in just over 2 years is a failed hard drive and 5 failed power units, all with breaks in the cord near the magsafe. Failures have been with both the older T type and newer L type magsafe. Although a Mac user for 20 years, I'm at the point where I think that Apple think they can get away with sub-standard products and customer service and the market will still applaud. When 2 magsafe units, both showing no signs of cable strain & one only 2 months old, failed within a week, I tried to e-mail to find out what options I had but couldn't find a way to send Apple a message for an account out of warranty - shameful! With windows 7 looking very good, my next purchase will no longer be an apple slam dunk as I find it tough to justify the price premium and exercises in proprietary interfaces that come and go any longer.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Again!

    So, my Mac is four years old and still functions as good as it did on day one. Except that I have had to replace the battery AND MagSafe twice since. Today my third MagSafe failed. The only problem is that it failed two weeks outside the warranty period and no help from Apple. After the last failure I purchased two so I wouldn't be stuck. Good job too! I now count down the days until the little green light goes out for good.
    In summary, nice looking product, terrible reliability, if you need to buy one, buy two, because the inevitable will happen sooner than you think.

    27 of 29 people found this useful