• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but its safer than those $23 something replacement...

    • Written by Gary E from Winnipeg

    I have bought this new 85 W MagSafe 1 power adapter though my renewed MBP came with its own 60w adapter that I think was a good replacement brand. Though the replacement adapter is working so far with no problems I still decided to buy the original from Apple for safety reasons. I mean, I have read a few blogs about the original adapter that has overheated and worse, in some cases "fried" the motherboard of these very expensive MacBooks. There is really no perfect electric gadget, in time you will run into issues and worst scenarios it may cost your MacBook or your properties (your house fried too...) if it comes to a point that it does not work well anymore due to undue electrical or physical strain. So think of this, what more if it was just a $25 power adapter replacement from somewhere else. Would you take the risk? I won't. I'd rather spend more to feel safer than having to think about my safety or property every time. And about the issue of fraying with the original connector cable to the Mac or from the power adapter, well it is a business strategy. Apple wants your money, and it means business doing it. A detachable connector cable would be great like what they have for the 87W Power adapter for USB-C, it has bi-directional USB-C jacks for the cable and a dedicated USB-C port at the power cord. I too wish they would come up with that same design so we can always replace the cord and NOT the whole Power Adapter.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The wire is NOT the problem !

    • Written by Frank F from Ramsey

    Hi Gang!
    Honestly. I look at all the criticisms about the wire fraying by the brisk. I've seen it happen.
    My spouse has gone through THREE.
    WHY?? — All I need to see is how it's being wound.

    I've been a professional recording engineer for almost 40 years. Guess what?
    I never bought an extra power supply because I broke one.
    Only because I needed an extra in a travel bag or in another location in the studio.

    The folding clips are NOT perfect, so I can't give them 5 stars.
    And I think abandoning the MagSafe concept was a HUGE mistake, especially for pro musicians that have lots of people moving all around their gear. Parents of little ones too.

    But seriously folks: While holding the brick in one hand, take the unwound cable in the other, gently fold a small length of wire (2-3 inches) under and around one folding clip, leaving a service loop at the top of the brick that is not taught. Use a finger of the hand that is holding the brick to tuck the wire up under and against the folding clip to hold the wire in place without needing to yank it tight.

    Use the free hand to neatly wrap the wire around the folding clips without pulling too hard, or without it being too lose that it slides off the folding-clips. Go all the way to the end, making sure the small wire-wrap clip slides all the way to within a half inch of the end of the cable. Snap the little wire-wrap clip firmly onto a length of the wire that is already around the folding clips.
    DONE.

    My power adaptors have been in and out of tour busses, on and off airplanes, set up and broken down several hundred times a year.
    I haven't frayed a wire yet.

    Thanx Apple!

    f

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing After 6 Years*

    • Written by Nancy H from Big Lake

    Why the *? The first thing I did when I got my second MacBook Pro was tape a 2" piece of plastic straw (that I flared at the flexing end) to both the power supply and magnetic connector ends of the cord. So I've never had that frustrating problem of the cord cracking at both ends. But I think it's time to replace it because, unfortunately, I'm having to tape a number of places in between where the cord has cracked.

    So I agree with the critics, Apple please fix the problem or at least lower the replacement price; and owners do yourself a favor and get some extra life out of your power supply by taking this simple, inexpensive preventive action. (I know ... it shouldn't be necessary!).

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as you seen if you really take care of your charger

    • Written by Morris N from San Francisco

    I bought my Pro 15'' on April 2013, the power adapter have been at good condition for almost 5 years, it is finaaly broken last night.

    2 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They have worked for me

    • Written by Bruce N from Clarksville

    I have used the original chargers with several MacBook Pros and never had any fraying issues of the cords. The center block does get hotter than I think it should. If you abuse the cords they will fail on you. Stuffing the cords into back packs and stressing the connector end will result in premature failure.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure what all the fuss is about

    • Written by Richard P from Denver

    I have a 4.5 year old MBP and have 3 of these power adapters/cables. 2 for in the house and one on the road. I've NEVER had an issue with the cord fraying near the magentic connector. It's been hit, and kicked at the coffee house numerous times. The rubber collar is in great shape. What are you folks doing to yours that I am not??

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Honest Review

    • Written by Hector R from New Hyde Park

    I bought my MacBook Pro in the beginning of 2015. I've had it for two years. With my experiences, the only complaint I have is that the little plastic tabs to wrap the cord around broke. I am very gentle and easy with my equipment. That shouldn't have broken although, it HAS been two years.. I mean wear and tear does exist, right? The charger cord is getting a little bulged up as well. I can't lie about that. I do think overall, this is a very good charger. It DOES get hot, but again I think that's normal. Thank you apple, for always manufacturing high end products.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best, but not terrible.

    • Written by Kayla H from Starkville

    I've had the same charger for my Macbook Pro 15 inch for 5 years now, and I'm just now having to buy a new one because it's making strange sounds when I plug it in. 5 years isn't great, but I think it's pretty good considering how much I toted that thing around during college.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced but never had any problems

    • Written by Amy W from Farnham

    Decided to look at a new charger for my macbook as its started fraying and to see they're £65?, What worries me about buying a new one is the fact my charger has been perfect for the last 3 years, i thought this was good considering my mum went through 4 laptop chargers for her HP laptop within a year and a half, but seeing all the reviews has scared me, only reason my charger has started to split is because of the way I've plugged it in, i also take my laptop everywhere so i think the chargers done good compared to most people.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As Advertised

    • Written by David C from Singapore

    I have 3 of the same power bricks. One for home, one at work and one for travelling. As i travel and move around quite a lot, the one for travelling is the one i abuse the most. Take it out, unwind and plug it in, wind it back and chuck it into my hand carry or backpack. Hotels, coffee joints and airports, i like seeing 100% battery status but that is just me so i always use it plugged in all the time. I like the fact that it allows me to wind the cable around the brick nicely and in a compact fashion. Yes i do use the removable cord that comes with it as well because if i do not, there is a certain amount of static charge on the laptop when it is plugged in direct.

    Contrary to what others have mentioned, for the last 3 years, i am still on the same set of power bricks. No fraying whatsoever. Perhaps i am lucky but since most of the time people write reviews only when they have a bad experience with a product, i thought i chip in with a good experience on my part.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    After 2 years - Excellent service

    • Written by Wasim H from Manchester

    I used my magsafe charger for 2 years and the charging end came off. I took it to a local Apple store in Manchester (UK) and it was replaced with a brand new one - no problem. Inever was aware of any problems with the charger... but i was really impressed with the service i received. Yes - it was replaced free of charge. Thank you Apple.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent

    • Written by Anonymous A

    I have had the apple magsafe charger for nearly a year now and love it i miust admit i did buy another one becasuse i needed teo and both of them have been perfect thanks apple

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    • Written by Julian K from Chiangmai

    This charger offers the innovative solution of magnetism, effectively solving the issue of equipment damage when you trip over the wire. Although this has not happened to me, I am confident that it will work during a real emergency. One point of criticism I would like to make, is that the cable has a certain quote-unquote "memory", that causes the cable, after being wrapped around the charger's little retractable tabs, to stay curled up in a not-so-intuitive-or-useful way. Other than that, another great Apple product!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by Anonymous A from 3652

    Works great on my old 2006 15" MacBook Pro. I like it how it now runs along the side of the laptop and hopefully will it will not fray like the original charger. $80+ for a replacement charger is very steep considering you can't use it on anything else other than the laptop itself. Should be more priced around $40-$50, so one star off for it being a bit too expensive to replace. Other than that, very nice and works like a charm.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good but has a design flaw

    • Written by Anonymous A from 4487

    Have had my 65W PowerBook G4 mains adapter since Jan 2006 and it's never missed a beat. Innovative design with the detachable extension cable. Also with the ability to plug the power brick straight into a socket which no other manufacturer that I know of has. Flip-out cable coiling hook things (cable management hooks) for the low voltage cable are quite good but a detachable cable would be a better alternative. My 2005 power adapter has a design flaw though and, looking at this latest one, it still has it! The low voltage cable comes out the FRONT of the brick (when it is plugged straight into a socket). If it was on the BOTTOM of the brick it would look better, be less prone to damage and take up less space behind furniture. Apple could take a design cue from UK mains plugs on this, the design of which was well thought out, unlike the plugs in most other countries. Also, as I said, having the cable detachable would be better for transporting the adapter and reduce the likelihood of damage further!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well - but DO NO WRAP CORD

    • Written by Anonymous A from 1641

    I have had the old version of this for 3 1/2 years and had no problems - and I take the power supply home virtually every day in my bag. Also have a new MBP with the new design and have no problems. The new adapter charges the late 2007 MBP no problems (seems like they may have fixed the problem reported by so many others).

    The problem seems to be when people wrap the cord around the end of the adapter (as it seems designed to do). I have never wrapped this around - because it seems obvious it will weaken the cord. Love the standard figure 8 end, have plenty of cables to plug it in to.

    So I say great product - just never ever ever wrap the skinny bit around the casing. Just put it in your bag as-is.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a bit more engineering to make it better

    • Written by Anonymous A from 8130

    I agree with a recent review about the output connection needing some rework so that if the cord is damaged it can be replaced, thus continuing to use the main charger.

    Further, Apple could put a USB port into the charger, so that iPhones, and iPads could be charged up using the same charger.

    This would be of a major benefit to households, and business alike, not to mention people in hospitals, etc, etc

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What are you people doing to/with your adapters?

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6216

    I have 3 adapters that i have been using for, oh, 3 years or so. i have dogs that regularly bounce them off the the bed and they have been subjected to lots of airline travel and packing and being dragged everywhere.

    i have never had one fail, fray, break, wear out, or catch on fire. i am careful not to stress the mag end of the cable when i'm using my Macbook Pro on my lap, but other than that, i haven't been especially careful with them.

    Now the freaking batteries are a whole nother talk show

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by Anonymous A

    Great product here! No problems on a 2010 MBP.
    Only thing I wish is that it came with a cover for the tip. I'm scared I could accidentally step on it and smash the end.

    4 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine on 2007 Mac Book Pro

    • Written by Anonymous A from 6251

    The newer style adapter works just fine on my 2007 Mac Book Pro. The photograph is misleading. The connector is the same, it is just styled differently. My original power adapter last 3 years and only gave out to a voracious 14 month old teething baby. Otherwise I had not experienced any fraying or other problems mentioned in the reviews.

    21 of 40 people found this useful