• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    This is the third magsafe adapter I have been through (first of the newer design), every one of them manages to break (the wire rips from the head), due to normal use (not my fault). This one was the worst yet. The wire literally just dislocated for no reason. I have only had it apx. 4 months, have been very careful with it (had to pay full price because the same thing happened to my last cord but apple claims that their are ' no known issues').

    I feel like I am being scammed by apple with these cheap adapters!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 6 months

    The original laptop cord lasted 3 years. The new 85W made it to 6 months. And like some of the other posts, wiggling the cord would no longer work and I just had to spend the money for another cord.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    going on my third one in three years

    the pins keep getting stuck, pretty annoying to shell out $80 a year so i can charge the laptop.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Malfunctions

    I'm sitting here wiggling the frayed MagSafe connector that is plugged into my Macbook Pro, trying to get my laptop to charge, to no avail.

    This is my first MagSafe Power Adapter that was recently re-instated into service after my year old MagSafe Power Adapter - despite showing no signs of wear - stopped charging my laptop.

    At this point I don't know if it's the AC charger or the laptop. But I'm about to buy a third adapter. I've had my laptop for not quite 5 years.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I guess it is time to buy another

    I purchased a Macbook Pro in late 2009 and had cable fraying issues by the following spring. I should have scrapped this cable then but I instead covered the fray with electrical tape. The constant need to wiggle the connector to keep a charge is getting unbearable. I guess it is time to pony up $80 to get a new one that will start malfunctioning in a couple of months. Maybe when I am in line at work for a new computer, I will have to turn my back on Macs once and for all.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 years - 3 cords

    I have just purchased my 3rd power adapter (it is actually my 4th, but the first one quit while still under warranty). Poorly designed.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Buying my third power adaptor. They have a life of about 6 months--then they stop charging the computer. It's unconscionable for apple to sell such a horrible product, and it really detracts from their great computers.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    I love this power adapter in comparison to some of the other ones i had (or my wife uses for her laptop (PC)). I am actually thinking of getting another one to put in my laptop bag.

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only half-working after 6 months

    Just got a new Macbook Pro and am sad to say that the cable ALREADY went bad. Have to wiggle endlessly to get it in position to charge. FAIL!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Designing backwards...

    I'm not quite sure what the idea was behind making this new charger. I am sure some people complained about the old version sticking out too far or something. The older charger's magnet wasn't as strong as this, which was a nice upgrade, however the design is no good. If you have a non-unibody Macbook Pro with a case on it... this wont work, you'll have to "adjust" the case (break/cut a piece off). and the plug can only go in one way without blocking either USB ports (older mb pros) or ethernet/firewire (unibody).

    Yes... it's nice that it is more slim, but I use my original charger 99% of the time over this one which came with my wife's newer unibody model.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I am currently having to order my 4th power adaptor, did I mention that I also have to pay 2 day shipping so my battery wont die and I have to replace that as well? The last time I had one break out of the blue couldn't get to a store to buy one fast enough before my battery kicked the bucket as well. Apple shows such innovation in their technology and ideas but why is it they can't get a simple power adaptor to last more than a year? I babied this past power adaptor and it broke faster than the first two which as the said at the mac store "wore out". For the price of $79 that most macbook pro users are having to pay yearly they should either develop a better, more sturdy cable or give a longer warranty.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointed

    I purchased a new 15" MacBook Pro in July of 2010 and in January of 2011 the cable only works if I wiggle/bend the cable near the magsafe connector. With luck I can get it to stay in a position long enough to charge between use. I thought I was being careful with it too. I'm surprised it gave out this quick. Is this covered by warranty?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    This is terrible. It stops charging at the slightest jolt, then usually does not start charging again until I move around and try a few outlets, or just wait it out. The charging light does not come on at all during this time. It started malfunctioning after only a month! Very poor design. I will see if I can exchange it- hopefully my next one will actually work. I have an older MB that is in good condition. Too bad they don't sell the old chargers anymore!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    didn’t expect that from Apple.

    This adapter worked fine for about 2 months but then i had to move the cord so my macbook can charge. After 1 week of doing this, the tip completely fell off. Good thing apple warranties are long enough.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak Cable

    It is nice that the charger plug comes off in case of an accident, but the cable is easily breakable. The regular power cable that plugs into an outlet is fine. It is the thinner cable that plugs into the Macbook that is a problem. The cable is attached to the charger and where it makes the connection there is some rubber that goes around the cable (Grey rubber). At this point the cable can easy slowly start to separate from the charger, specially if you wrap the cable around the flaps of the charger. The cable looks thick but once it started to separate I could see that the cable inside that actually transfers the electricity is very thin and mine recently broke. For a charger that costs $79, I feel this is unacceptable. Specially since all that needs to be done is make a more secure connection with the charger and maybe make the cable thicker.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh! gong on our 3rd power adapter

    I have to say, these MagSafe power adapters are a joke. When I first saw one I thought it was the coolest thing since Michael Jackson's Moonwalk. But now, after having two of them go bad on us with strain relief issues, I'm far from impressed. And at $79 a pop, I'm actually quite upset.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement power adaptor works perfectly

    The original power adaptor for my 17inch MacBook Pro just died. I bought a new one from the Milton Keynes apple store. The old adaptor had the original T shaped Magsafe plug. The new one has the modern version. It fits perfectly, looks much more elegant and does the business.

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hopeless

    i just wish there were an alternative... i had to buy yet another replacement today, the only thing worse than the £60 expense, is the sound assurance that like it's predecessors, it will be dead within 6 months.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Improved

    I have been trial running this charger at work and home for two weeks now. I was a bit worried given some of the reviews here. However, I can say that so far I have been really impressed. The magnetic connection is much stronger and I have experienced less accidental 'pull outs' than before. No part of the charger heats up unlike the old one where the white 'box' used to get really hot. So far so good - hope it lasts!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, The 85w AC apter is very delicate.

    I have mine for a year already and it just started malfunctioning, but fortunately I have the Apple Care and I am getting a new Power Adapter this week (Feb 2011). I was advised to send the old one back to Apple. They will take care of the shipping as well.

    12 of 14 people found this useful