• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Received on September 28th, started failing on January 16th

    I've owned the computer for less than 4 months and my adapter has already failed. It works about half of the time currently, cutting in and out even if the computer/adapter aren't moved, so it doesn't seem to be a short in the cord, but a hard failure.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappoint with the quality

    I bought the Macbook Air 11 inch (2010 late) in January, 2011. Air is awesome, but the adapter I can say nothing. In December, 2011, it is totally broken. I took almost one day to fix this adapter in Apple Store. Due to I see many buddies have this question, Apple should recall the adapters and give brand news for free!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adapter lasted 3 months

    Now I'm on travel, ready to give my presentation, and battery is almost dead....

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ditto what everyone says -- FAIL!

    My MBA, expensive & top o' the line, is great. Power adapter, not so much. Bought mid-Aug., 2011, it died mid-Jan. 2012. I've owned about 25 desktops and laptops (all Windoze-based) in the past 25 years, this is a first for me -- a power adapter dying. NOT acceptable, Apple. You're gonna get some really bad press unless you recall these darn things and replace free of charge.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good product

    My 45W adaptor stopped working properly after a few months. Too bad, because otherwise I love the 11" Air. My adaptor will not work if it is at all cold. It takes up to an hour to warm up before it works. Therefore, if I forgot to keep the adaptor in my pocket (which is most days, because I put my briefcase in the trunk of my car) then my charger won't work for much of the morning. It's very irritating. It appears that many customers are having trouble with this accessory. Apple should get ahead of this. Also, the price of replacement items is so absurd as to be insulting. I hope that the store treats me well when I walk in to request a replacement.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievably Poor Quality

    My Magsafe stopped working after three months. The last two of the three months it would work intermittently. Hopefully getting a new one as soon as I can get into an Apple store.

    Apple should be ashamed of this product.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor internal design perhaps

    I had my New Air since September 2011 and agree with others how the cord failed. Mine failed after 3 1/2 month of usage. I hope this was just a bad batched but we'll see. Customer service A+ they replaced no problems but I hope the new one will last alot longer.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working

    Like a lot of reviews I have read here, my power cord for my Macbook air also has stopped working most of the time. While a big fan of the Mac and all things Apple, I find this extremely disappointing. I will now have have to take the time out of my schedule to go to the Mac store and have them resolve the issue. Seriously, just send me another one. A power cord should not fail within six months. In fact, of all the computers I've ever owned (and that is a lot including about five Macs to date), I have never seen this happen.

    With all of the similar complaints, the company should provide an easy solution.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter broke

    I got Apple Air in August of 2011 and I love it. But the Power Adapter just stopped working - no indication of life at all. I will try to request a new one since the computer is still under warranty, but really - what is the deal?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple drops the ball on power cord

    Completely agree with most other reviews. This is my first mac and I love my air book but the cord is a joke. I've had this for only 3 months and I have been experiencing problems with keeping a charge for the last few weeks. I have to be careful about computer position, etc.
    Really disappointing that i pay 1200 for a nice computer that can't even keep a charge because Apple creates a poor working power cord.
    Upset.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power adapter

    I bought two new adapters as emergency backups, as the original adapter failed.

    Both adapters broke and failed and left me in trouble overseas as I had to borrow one for a colleague. Both adapters look great, while but seem to be made somewhere where quality is not a concern. Other than the money frustration, I was without an adapter because the quality of these is so bad. I don't know if to buy another computer laptop either (and I have for 15 years-every 2 years) if the Apple quality is fading so.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not satisfied

    After 4 months my charger completely stopped working. Not happy at all, this is ridiculous.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    As with many others my power adapter just stopped working after 6 months. Am going to try and get another under warranty but even if they do this should not happen.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad quality

    I thought i just had a defective charger! After about 6 months my charger barely works. I think it has a short near the end that plugs into the computer. I love apple products so it disappoints me that they have not made a better replacement. I don't want to pay $80 for another bad charger. I lose.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Air Power adapter

    I am very happy with my Mac Air, however, after only 4 months since I purchased the computer the power adapter failed. I had to buy a new one (80 dollars). I do not feel confident the new power adapter will last any longer than the original so I will have to purchase an additional one as a back-up. If apple cannot make reliable power adapters, they should at least sell replacements at reasonable prices.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely overpriced for the quality

    Mine broke after a while. I would buy a new one but $80 is waaaay too much. Apple products are typically such great quality I don't understand how they screwed this one up!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after a year

    I have had many Apple products, huge fan, and the chargers are always just subpar, seem like an afterthought. I have had to replace many of the chargers and this one is no exception. After a little over a year of use with the original power supply I went to plug it in and, voilà, nothing happened. It has stopped charging. Nice. Merry Christmas.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine - BUT PRICE IS RIDICULOUS

    I've got a MacBook Air 13" (2011) that I feel is the finest travel computer for a businessman ever invented. I love this little workhorse. Also, the power adapter on mine works just fine ... no problems. Instead of unplugging every time I hit the road, I thought it would be a good idea to buy a spare for my computer bag. Wrong!

    $79.95? Is this someone's idea of a joke? Eighty bucks for a power adapter? Sure the cell phone manufacturers have run this scam for years, refusing to standardize on a plug configurations/power ratings so that the buyer is forced to buy yet another power adapter (I've got about twenty of them sitting in a drawer). But those pieces of junk are only $20 or $30. $80? For what?

    I've got AppleCare, so I'll just keep on plugging in and unplugging the one adapter I have until it dies, then you can replace it for free. Really, you folks at Apple build the coolest stuff on earth, but you do need to re-think your policy of over-charging for the small stuff.

    1494 of 1577 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars

    I've had my MacBook Air a year. I love the thing, but I hate this power chord. IT's badly designed; it doesn't last. I have a lot of apple products, and this power chord is the worst product by far! The power chord kinks precisely at the point where it becomes flexible, and now mine is cracked there, so I'm buying a new power chord and anticipate that I'll have to buy this power chord next year because I use the usb port a lot, and that means the power chord is often kinked.

    If I were apple, I'd give people new power chords when they broke for this model. Admit that it's a design flaw, fix it with good customer service, or I'd offer another power supply that didn't have this flaw.

    I'm not queen of the universe yet, however, so instead, I'm doomed to pay another 80 dollars to Apple and write a bad review. Makes me feel impotent, the opposite emotion, I suspect from what Apple would like me to feel...

    24 of 26 people found this useful