• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    60w magsafe power adapter

    Apple needs to improve their power adapters. I shouldn't have to wiggle at the base of the "L" shape adapter in order the get the light to turn on. It hasn't been a year and I already have to get a new power adapter! From the reviews that I have read, Apple seems to have had this problem for a while. My MacBook was my first lap top, I hope it's not my last!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, but failed execution.

    The magnet part of the power adapter hasn't failed me due to the fact that I have tripped over it several times already and I enjoy not nocking my laptop onto the floor. But due to the fact that the cord itself is about 4 feet long, it renders the power adapter almost useless, unless you have an extensive cord of course. Since the chord is so short I find myself pulling the adapter falling out of my computer almost every time I move. Good idea apple, but make the chord a little bit longer for easier reach.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine But...

    Why is it 80 bucks? Way too much for just a replacement power adapter. I also must say that while the right-angle design of the power connector to the computer is great for people who charge their laptops on a desk or in a stationary place, people like me who don't always sit at a desk but still need charging for power hungry applications will find this design troublesome. The reason I needed a replacement adapter was because this right-angle design puts too much stress on the cable while on the go, and eventually the repetitive bending wears out the copper cable inside. Under daily use, these adapters will not last longer than a year, and 80 bucks a year is too steep a price to pay just to charge my computer.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid Charger...

    While I do like the more slimline charger head, at least the old charger was one piece. Mine broke (The magnetic piece separated from the main part of the charger.) about 7 months into having it, so until I buy a new one, I have to tape it to the computer to stay in. :/

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I love you guys and your products!

    I have been using Apple computers since the early 90's. Awesome machines and now I have other Apple devices in my home and we love them. For whatever reason my wife's power cord just randomly started dying on her Macbook (less than a year old) and she had to buy a new one. When she told me it cost her nearly $100 at our local Best Buy to replace her much needed cord yesterday, I nearly started crying! Really? $100? It takes me way too long to earn $100 these days... Oh how I wish I could get that time back...

    I just had to take the time to tell you that I still love you, but our love affair sure does cost a lot!


    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I have only owned my Macbook Pro for a year (and I use my things very gently) and now my charger is shorting out. I buy a 1300 dollar computer, I would really like it to have a charger that works!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple charger bad

    I purchased an Apple laptop in June of 2010 and the charger has already torn up by April 2011. It broke at the point of where the charger attaches to the computer. i am very disappointed with this charger. I ordered another one at the expensive price of 80.00 and when I got it, it did not even work at all. I had to return it for a third charger. Apple needs to do a recall to replace these free. Mine also emitted sparks once when I tried to attach it to my computer. I am very dissatisfied with this Apple product and its price.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its not working

    This product suddenly quit working after 3 months of life . . .
    it is simply worthless . . . and now I need to buy another one
    which is frustrating because I know I am not the only one with
    this problem . .. it should last longer than a few months . . .

    Will this next one be as bad?

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable detached from magnetic end

    Although the magnetic attachment design is much better, the construction is poor. It started with my charge being randomly interrupted before the cable suddenly detached from the magnetic end. I've always been extra careful with Apple power cables due to their reputation and my previous faulty adapters. This was only purchased on 7.7.10... really inconvenient.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design, Flawed Execution

    I have liked the idea of a magnetic charger because I work long hours on my laptops and have had people, myself included, trip over wires and send my laptop flying. No longer the case. I owned my first MacBook Pro for 3 years. I always buy the 3 year extended warrantee because I work long hours on my laptops and have burned through quite a few pc models. All the cords on my pcs eventually broke and needed replacing but not at the pace the magsafe adapter. In the 3 years since I've owned the macbook, the cord has been replaced 5 times. That would have cost me $440 (with tax) had I not bought the extended warrantee. The previous replacements were on the old style adapter, where cord fatigue played a big role. The newer models might fare differently, we'll see.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good and doesn't last

    The sheathing came off the wires on the original one that came with my macbook and lasted just over 2 years. I had to buy a new one and this one is just over 4 months old and the wires became disconnected and stopped working. Good thing it has a 1 year warranty. Hopefully don't have to replace it again soon.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe for 13" book

    Started with the old one, the cable wore at the magnetic plug, like others have said. Went to the updated one; first one, bought at BestBuy, didn't last a year, has quit working. Bought 2nd one from a local authorized Mac repair guy, buys his stuff from Apple. Will see........

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly awful product

    I purchased my MacBook Pro for college. Naturally, I expected great things from a company who advocates so strongly for education. The MagSafe Power Adapter has NEVER worked properly. Each time I connect it to my MacBook, I have to play around with it before the light goes on and my computer charges at all. Now, after reading MANY reviews, I fear that soon it will stop working altogether. I'm extremely disappointed in Apple for its failure to produce a dependable product. As a student, I depend on my computer for my education, and if my computer has no power, what am I supposed to do?

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Power Cord

    $80 for a power cord - come on - give me a break !!!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    This item shorted out on me faster than any charger I've ever owned. For $79, I expect it to last more than 7 months, especially when it had been meticulously cared for and gently handled.

    Sad to have to buy another replacement so soon.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 - 9 months

    Be prepared to replace every 6 - 9 months.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment.

    I love my Macbook and every part about it... except this. After 11 and 1/2 months from buying my Mac, the charger cable started to go out on me. Sometimes when I touched it it even would feel extremely hot. Luckily for me, though, I still had Apple's lovely warranty and was able to receive a new charger for free.

    Apple please either cut the price or improve the quality of this charger!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    fix the problem with these Apple!!!

    I have a spring 2010 edition of the macbook pro. Already had to replace this power cable. Thats less than a year...this problem needs to be fixed...especially at $80 bucks a pop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Help me please.

    I've had my Macbook Pro 13" since the beginning of July.
    It's January now, and the charger is really making me mad.
    Whenever the cord is in an awkward position, it just stops charging, so what do I do?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    After my old cord broke off in my computer, from being 3 years old I'm assuming? which was the old design,I had to get the new design power cord and I am not happy with it. In order to charge my computer I must now take off the bottom cover case that I purchased through apple ( a pink incase design) because that slight quarter of an inch does not allow the power adaptor to reach inside the computer. Never had a problem with the design of the old power cord but after having this one for several hours I know it is going to be very inconvenient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful