• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Basic engineering flaw

    I've many cases in the web about cable ripping off the brick after extensive usage. I didn't actually believe it before it happened to myself.
    Do something, Apple, that's kinda embarrassing.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Charger (Power Adapter)

    The problems with the charger alone would make me seriously reconsider whether I want to buy another Macbook in the future, or even recommend macs to my friends and family.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats

    The new magsafe connector seems more robust than the older connectors, however if i am watching HD video or using a cpu intensive application the power adapter overheats and shuts down. I have noticed the case on this 85w adapter is about 2/3 the size of the old one and I am sure that is the problem...trying to cram too much in such a little space. I will have to resort to splicing my new cord to the old powerbrick.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most definitely IS compatible with 2008 MacBook Pro

    I saw the comment by someone claiming this is not compatible with the 2008 MacBook Pro and I was cautious. I have a 2.4GHz 2008 MBP, but this PSU works perfectly without problems. Also I prefer the new design where the cable no longer sticks out to the side.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire & Electrocution Hazard!

    Very poorly designed! All three of our charges are fraying, one is sparking, and one just won't work anymore. I can't charge my laptop because I'm afraid it will start a fire or shock me. I've never seen any cable on any electronic fall apart like this. Bringing all three back to the store tomorrow- shouldn't have to pay for a new one because of bad design..

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 3 weeks.

    I got this cable 3 weeks ago with my new macbook pro, and already I need to replace it. The magnetic connector is so strong that while trying to remove the cable the 'L' has broken in two, leaving me with an 'I' and the other piece stuck in my computer. After reading other reviews though I won't be buying another one today. I'm going to take my chances with super glue as I expect something else will go wrong with the cable within 6 months anyway. I'm also a bit worried by how hot the connector gets. Very disappointing. This is my first mac, and my main reason for making the switch was the renowned apple 'quality'. Love the computer though.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is

    Purchased October 28, 2010. Broke March 28, 2011. Five months. Wow. No frays. No harsh use. In fact, it hasn't been moved from this well-ventilated outlet since I bought it. What a waste.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Cord

    To be an Apple product. This power cord is trash. Am not happy, that every 6 months. I have to buy a cord. I never had to buy a power cord for any of my Dells. These need to be recalled.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating, poor quality

    I have had this charger for less than a year, it has no frays and but gets very hot. It still charges on occasion but only if the charger is positioned just right and nothing moves it. Sometimes it will not charge at all. Extremely disappointed with this but will have to order another to be able to keep my Macbook Pro charged.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New right angle connector is a pain.

    Bring back the old connector please.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless adaptors

    I went through 2 adapters in less than six months. This last one got very hot and starting making popping sounds when I tried to charge my laptop. I noticed similar reviews written. Hopefully if Apple gets enough complaints, something will be done.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design. Dangerous.

    Wire connecting to the transformer will undoubtably come loose in 6-12 months of regular use. When it does it will heat up rapidly during use and may not transfer power to your MBP at all. I had one actually catch fire.

    Read the reviews Apple, and do something about this design flaw. Dangerous.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my 3rd adapter in less than a year

    Get the warranty. The replacement adapters alone will pay for it if you're having the same problems I am. Adapter head gets hot enough to burn, turns yellow, melts, frays...or just doesn't work at all. I find the design to be fine except for the head. It doesn't allow for enough torque to curve around the back of the computer and always wants to twist in the opposite direction. It seems like a minor fix that would comply with Apple's standards, however it is clear that the average rating of 2 stars for this product reflects these flaws.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design

    One of the great things about the original design of the magsafe was the ability to easily disconnect in case one trips over the cord. Unfortunately, the new magsafe design doesn't come out easily. This happened to me when I pulled away from my desk, but the cord was wrapped around the chair leg and pulled the computer right off my desk. Fortunately, I caught it. So now I have to be extra careful with the cord so as not to trip over it etc. I liked the old design better.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    I've had my Macbook Pro for less than a week and my kids knocked the charger plug out of the wall. That's all it took and it broke the socket housing the plug.... I think it can be super glued, but really???

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    My charger just stopped working and like so many others here I am experiencing sticker shock on the price for a new one. It looks like on my charger the two outer prongs no longer extend all the way out and therefore don't make contact so the battery won't charge. I like the magnet because with small kids there have been a few times that someone has tripped over the cord and caused it to rip out. But if this charger has to be replaced every year we're going to have to check into other options.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FIX The chargers....They are Junk

    Like everyone else...I love my mac but the charger blows. I have had my Mac for 4 years now and every 14-16 months I have to buy a new $79.99 charger because the magnetic end that goes into the computer always starts to fray and the I have to play the wiggle game to get any power. PLEASE FIX THIS. I have wasted over $200 in chargers. It is getting old. At least my old dell never had that problem.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Made

    I owned my 2010 MBP for 8 months before the wire was done for. I had to wiggle it around to find a connection for a month before it quit on me. When I went in to purchase a replacement and they said &79.99 I was in complete shock. I'm not saying the design is bad, I actually really like the magnetic connection idea, but they are so cheap. Not worth $80. I'm just waiting for my new one to stop working like the last one so I have to drop that much again...

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I have been through two of these in less than a year! The cord just goes kaput inside that metallic thing that fits into the charging slot of the MBP. Apple replaced the first one grudgingly. I am yet to run to the store with this second one that went bust yesterday.

    Bad bad product.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    I had to buy a replacement power unit for my MacBook Pro 15" Unibody because I bought the computer second hand, and it came with a 65W unit... which eventually failed due to the heavy load the laptop placed on it.

    Now that I know there are 85W units, I'll be more careful in future - it's an expensive mistake to make.

    I've had several power supplies of this basic design and have never had any of the problems that some other people have reported here: fraying, internal wiring faults etc are news to me. That said, I can see how it could be the case if you are tough with your gear.

    Aside from the eye-watering cost, my only frustration is that there isn't an easy way to identify a 65W from an 85W supply... we now have both in the house and I don't want to bust my wife's 65W power supply as well!