• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do I have to keep paying for these?

    Why can't Apple design a simple Powerbrick that lasts for the life of the product? These shouldn't be a wear item that requires regular replacement, but it seems Apple likes to extract $75 every year or so just so that I can continue to use a $2K product. They should be ashamed and embarrassed.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be the star of the Junkiest thing ever made by Apple

    How much is a Mac Book Air? Of all the laptops I have ever owned. No power cord has ever crapped out until this one. Glad I was not in Africa. Hard to find one in Africa. Time to rethink the design people

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dc cable is weak and wears / breaks easily

    I have had to replace the DC cable part of the power adaptor TWICE.
    Once the end with the light which plugs into the computer power port came apart.
    Now the new one has the cable near the computer connector fray and came apart so the shielded cable below the beige cover is visable and I had to cover with electrical tape.
    The DC cable is way below Apple's standards
    The Air Book and software and service are 5 stars the cable is not even one

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk - expected

    I am not surprised this power adapter failed only after 4 months....it has been my experience with Apple that these VERY expensive accessories fail their purpose early on. Going to reach out to our corp. account rep. and to find out if they can grant us a courtesy replacement. SO ridiculous, really. We purchased two MAC Book Air for the Partners. I would have to imagine there is a short in the cord because the Partner that takes her laptop home more oftern is the one with the faulty adaptor.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    died after 18 month

    died after 18 month. enough said. $80 for a new one? really?

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The beginning of the end?

    Three months out of warranty and the supply cord has frayed and no longer works. I've already had to buy a replacement for my macbook which was 6 months out of warranty. After spending thousands of dollars with apple this really makes me angry and I no longer think of Apple as being of the utmost quality. I'm sure this pursuit of attaining a higher stock price at the expense of quality will continue, but let's hope not.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just over a year old...and need to replace!

    I have had my MacBook Air since December 2010. My power adapter no longer works. It just stopped working. There is nothing wrong with the cord. No fraying, no excessive wear and tear. I am disappointed that this already needs to be replaced!!! And it is NOT cheap!!!!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    45W Magsafe charger

    Disappointed to say the least.

    A few months after I bought the computer the charger cord is already failed and now it charges only intermittently.

    Now I got to pay 80$ for a new one. That is just BS.

    Would expect better quality from Apple.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good but fail easily

    Just got the MacAir 13" 10 days ago. Love the laptop but the charger gone dead in 10 days, what !!! Will need to drop into the store to get the new one, a waste of time. Not too happy...
    Might as well replace the whole pack as the purchase is within the 2 weeks (as I was told), bit afraid that the connection on the laptop itself is also bad, just to be sure.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted one year and then cord failed

    Unimpressive build quality on this charger. It failed immediately after my one year warranty after fraying through the cord despite no unusually heavy usage. Given the high number of low stars, it's disappointing that Apple has chosen not to deal with this.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    80 dollars? Really?

    I can't believe that this power adapter is than expensive. And if you try to buy it outside of the States is worse.
    Please Apple boys, try not to think only in create good stuff, try to think in your customers and not to overcharge the price of small spares... in cellphones and other kinds of laptops the power adapters are really cheap and not the almost the 10% of the laptop cost!!!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed in this charger

    So I LOVE my MacBook Air, but this charger is a joke - I have already replaced it once, and now the replacement is starting to die. It starts off making a buzzing noise, then it just stops working. Apple employees said something about a fuse being burned out, however, I don't feel like this is acceptable for Apple to be producing such shoddy chargers. Glad I purchased the Apple Care, as I will be getting my moneys worth replacing this charger every 5-6 months!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good.

    I don't know how Apple has not addressed the rampant problems with this accessory, and it's a critical one! Mine went out after about 9 months. Started intermittently charging, then not at all. My previous magsafe power adapter on my old Macbook also failed after a 14 months. Something needs to change. The reviews are evidence enough.

    Btw Apple's review system censors the 4 letter word that describe feces, starts with p and ends with p. lol

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap in every way except price...

    Apple has a history of turning out lousy power adapters. This one is no exception. It's the usual problem this time around: the cord end that attaches to the magnetic connector has broken and frayed. It's a nuisance and a fire hazard. They have some gall to charge us $80+ to fix a hardware defect. One might reasonably conclude that this is all by design. I'm surprised that Apple hasn't been sued over this.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    My MBA adapter is completely dead. I had to shake it for it to work and today its completely broken. and yet Apple charges $79. Not cool!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air Power Adapter - Poor.

    I have had my MacBook Air just over 13 months. Guess from the sounds of it I have been *lucky* as my power adapter has just now failed. Unfortunately, I do not have the AppleCare so I will be eating the 80.00 for a new one. Has anyone discovered if there is a reset button to try prior to opening a new one and trying it? I'm a little frustrated as Apple has a great product and after 13 months they begin to fail....I've been VERY happy with my computer; however, the power cord and I also understand the battery doesn't last long either...about 2 years. Guess that bridge well cross next. I just think they should have a better warranty on a computer that costs so much...Good luck with you Power Adapters!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Power Failure

    i had the MBA for just over 10 months and the cheap yet expensive power wire fails what a piece of junk. What good is a laptop is you can't charge it! Apple needs to do something about the cheap(...) power cords they sell us, and this happens with all of my apple products, from the iPhone right to the iPad, itouch and MBA, SMH!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it "0" stars if I could! - This charger bites!

    What a joke? I've owned my MBA since September of last year, just under 5 months... and I've wondered what was up with my laptop charging... seems my cheap janky (yet expensive charger - $80) is broke... after less than 5 months? Way to go with "redesigning this charger for the MBA - Apple"... it's a piece of junk. I'm super excited to make a trip to the Apple store tonight to buy another junky charger for my MBA. Whatever...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only worked 10 month

    After 10 month of usage, surfaced a problem most reviewers complaining for. Charging process occurs only in specific position of a magnetic plug, and now it is not working at all.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only 3 months of power? Huh??

    I bought my MacBook Air in November 2011 but starting in January 2012 I began to have difficulty with my MagSafe power cord. I would plug it into the MBA but it would not charge until I jiggled the wire some and/or plugged and unplugged it a few times. It remains extremely temperamental. I had logged onto the store to look at purchasing a new power cord as I have some business travel coming up -- I was assuming that perhaps I had kinked the cord at some point and it had a short. I didn't know when I would have done that but I had no other explanations. Apparently that likely is NOT the case. I have had 5 or 6 laptops prior to this one and have never had a power cord issue -- and this in just 3 months!! Still, I will probably buy a back up as I cannot afford to have the cord crash and burn when I'm traveling. Truly not typical Apple type product performance.

    5 of 5 people found this useful