• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works it works, but......

    I am on my third charger in about 3 months, and it's starting to break. It only works with the wire in a certain position. When it is working, I have no complaints, it's great, but they seems to have a lifetime use of 2-4 weeks.


    The apple store near me has been kind enough to replace the last 2 cords that broke for free, but I'm afraid they might start charging me if it keeps happening; but it's not the customers fault, this product just breaks easily.

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for MacBook Pro1,2 purchased in 2006

    The "L" shape is a great idea since my previous "I" connection frayed right at the junction of the cord and the mag adapter. However it will not charge an older MacBook Pro, leaving me at a loss for how to replace the frayed cord

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second cord down, and MacBook dead

    I'm calling today to turn in the second power cord with about two months. They were very nice and replaced the first one which didn'twork rightout of the box. The second one worked for about a week. I had to go back to my old power cable with electrical tape around the connector. It works, but now my MacBooBook is dead. Not sure if related, but seems too ironic that it happens the same week. If you need a power cable, don't buy one now! Mac has some big problems with this cable. Failure rate is too high!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but I'm now on power cord #3

    I love the design of the cord, but I'm finding the quality very poor. I am now about to buy my 3rd power adapter in one year. Normal use, nothing wrong with my outlets, they just seem to stop working. No connectivity, the light on the cord goes out, and the battery dies.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW Flawed Design - BUYER BEWARE!

    I have a 17" MacBook Pro (2.16Ghz Intel Core Duo i.e. NOT a uni-body) and decided to get a 2nd charger to use at home unfortunately the new-style Magsafe apparently has a slightly shallower pin connection that will only work (at best) intermittently, thus cannot be relied upon.

    I like the concept of the new design but unless you have a unibody Macbook, then seriously reconsider buying this product, try and get the older style (white) model.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design

    Terrible design. The new magsafe is not safe. It becomes a hook instead and does not disconnect if you trip over the cable perpendicular to the L-shaped connector.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to find one that works with a Macbook Pro 4.1

    At an Apple reseller we tried 4 of these power supplies before we found 1 that worked with my Macbook Pro 4.1 (pre unibody). All of the power supplies had the same model numbers and we couldn't figure out what was different between them. Recommend you try the power supply with your laptop if you have a Macbook Pro 4.1 before you leave the store.

    You can find the model number of your Mac by selecting
    Apple > About this mac > More info

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter

    I purchased a new MBP in June and returned it in Sept. because it would not charge. They sent it back stating that nothing was wrong. Hmmm....I get it home and in less than 24 hours it is charging intermittently and then not charging at all. After doing much research I discover this is not an uncommon problem. I will be going back for a new adapter. If it happens with a second one I think they may have to refund my money!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility Issues with non-unibody machines

    Apples states that this new L-shaped adapter works with the Pre-Unibody laptops, but the internet forums and my own personal experience say something quite different. The reliability is sketchy at best, much like trying to win at blackjack in a Vegas casino (it just barely ever happens). I don't know why these cords are producing such a nuisance, or why Apple is denying the problem. I've been a lifelong Apple user, but recent events such as this are making me think more and more about buying an AlienWare computer which is in the same cost tier but has lightening fast chipsets compared to what Apple offers.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs work

    I love the design of this charger and it is a huge improvement from the previous charger. EXCEPT after having it for 5 months the magnet broke off of the top.. thank God I have apple care....

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    totally disappointed

    Just bought the charger 2 days ago, has not worked correctly since.
    I have to remove the computer's battery, and connect it back for the charger to work. Similar problem as mentioned here by others.
    I'll check the reviews first before buying anymore apple products.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You must be rough on your equipment

    You must be rough on your equipment! I have had various versions of these power adapters for years with no cord damage. I will be buying another to keep at work.

    2 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IT'S THE POWER CORD, STUPID.

    My 17" MacBook Pro, purchased 1-15-2007, is a wonderful machine. The original 85W power cord finally failed. A new cord, purchased 7-16-10 which came in the "L" design, never worked well. The new battery hung up at different points, taking two days to hit 100%. Finally the light on the MagSafe would not light, and the computer would not recharge except if I hard restarted it or took the battery out and pushed the restart button for. It worked, then it didn’t. Much web reading, much problem solving with an Apple repair store who returned it to me working "perfectly". (Hint, they used a T adapter for bench work). I got it home and plugged in my still new MagSafe L. Same problem. Took it back. Plugged in my L cord, plugged in their L. No light, no charge. Hmm. The tech brought out a T adapter. Fired right up: lit up, started charging the computer. Next, several hours of talk with MY APPLE folks and a new adapter arrives today. Horror, it's another L! Again much time on the phone. Finally, an APPLE confession: TRY THE NEW L, the off line engineers say that this L is actually not the old L, it is REDESIGNED to be deeper and to actually fit my early MacBook Pro. We will see...It does not have the same part number as the other Ls. When questioned about why this is not known on the internet and Apple’s site, I was told that this info is for "internal" use. The computer, the cords, all ok! What a waste of every ones’ time and resources. Maybe this L will work...maybe not. Keep your fingers crossed. The part number seems to be 661-5788, not standard Apple parts speak. Hope this helps someone else out there.

    143 of 149 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for 30 days!

    Stopped working on the 30th day, which is today. Taking it to the apple store hopefully to be replaced. I will be very upset if they make be shell out $80 for their poor product. Love Apple, but they can't make a decent power adapter.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    They kinda fixed teh second most important problem...wow great job

    While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my macs no doubt about it - but the magsafe adapters make me hate apple. The magsafe is such an expensive devise and at the same time the cord is so prone to braking off where it is connected to the charger. And then you cant just buy a new cord...you HAVE to buy a whole new charger...this is both very bad for the consumer and also for the environment. I really hope apple will soon realise that this way of milking costumers is not viable in the 21th century.

    So I beg you Apple: please fix the real problem and make a magsafe with a detachable cord.

    675 of 707 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    Initial thoughts on the new design was that it was very good, all joints and connections felt sturdier, the cord itself was thicker. Actually thought it was going to last me this time.
    How wrong I was. It has barely been 6 months, and its already gone into the bin. Won't charge, i assume its from internal fraying in the cord of some sort (the same problem that was with my old charger) No evidence of any damage whatsoever from the outside, but just can't get it to charge.
    Not impressed, but what can I do? The macbook still works fine, so theres no reason for me upgrade/change, just have to keep investing in a new charger until it does ... fail.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awsume!!!

    Better than any PC laptop charger by far!!! The people complaining about the cord not working because they made a newer better design to the charger input are stupid. Apple made a better design and the charger isent gonna work on old Powerbooks or whatever. You should know that before you buy it!!!

    1 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    the brilliant people at mac forgot something simple. the new charger doesnt work if you have a case on it. fail.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Fit older magsafe MacBooks

    I bought a new charger because the old one, as you all know, frayed. The new one is NOT compatible with my 3yo 17" MacBook Pro and I'm a little peeved. Apparently Apple does not have a solution. I need to buy an off brand charger for half the price.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want the old one back!

    Recently I lost my charger and had to purchase this newly designed one. I enjoyed the previous chargers better. This new design can block the usb slot if it's not pointing away from you, and sometimes i need it to face the other way. For the first time in the years I've had macbooks, the charger doesn't work all the time. Sometimes my mac just doesn't recognize that there is a charger attached. I wish I could still get old one's. Also, the material that the cord is made out of has much less flexibility. This makes storage harder and when in use, the cord tends not to lay out neatly.

    19 of 20 people found this useful