• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New and Better than the Old MagSafe

    I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the better), it doesn't nearly get as hot as the old MagSafe did (incredibly this one stays very cool, even on extended periods of time, although that could be because it's new.) Lastly, the actual connector is pretty innovative, feels much sturdier and less prone to fire/breaking/separation issues. It also wraps around a better/more effective contour. All in all, for $79 compared to $99, and the benefits i've named, it's a much better buy than the previous MagSafe (still overpriced, apple)

    2397 of 3875 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY better than old design

    i just purchased this product bc my old power adapter broke. this new design prevents the cord from bending right at the magnet, which is how my old charger broke. since the cord comes out of the magnet parallel to the computer side, and not perpendicular like the old one, it can't bend and cause the wires to fray over time... like it so far!

    1075 of 1889 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read This!

    I have a 2008 Macbook and lost my charger on a trip. I was reluctant to order this new one as it is not the exact type they used to provide and after reading the previous bad reviews, I was concerned.

    The first day, the charger worked but the second day, the light failed to eluminate and the laptop was not charging. Hence, my laptop died!

    I visited the Genius Bar at the Apple Store and was amazed to find out that the laptop battery in the older Macbook's needs to be reset/cycled to work with the new power adaptors.

    Apple is also coming out with a software patch that will address this issue.

    I wonder if all the previous poor reviews are because of this issue? Hmmm....

    To fix, simply remove the battery from the laptop and press the button for 10 seconds to reset it.

    Once back in the battery slot, plug the laptop into the new charger and it works!

    A GREAT tip for anyone wondering why this charger does not work with their 2009 and earlier Macbook. It is NOT the charger but the laptop. Voila!

    215 of 342 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple will REPLACE that!

    I was going to purchase a replacement for my frayed power cord, but the Apple Store sales person said that it was a covered item, and they replaced it for me for free. While I'm not happy that it frayed, the service is unparalleled! LOVE THEM!

    36 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolved my "Not Charging" issue.

    My initial MacBook Pro charger (which came with the Mac) was not even a year old, and already started to have issues with the MagSafe. It would constantly say that my battery was not charging -- even when it was plugged in!

    After much hesitation, I purchased this one and it works perfectly (so far). It resolved the "Not Charging" issue. Hopefully it won't fall apart as fast as my first charger that came with the Mac --- these are expensive!

    30 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I didn't read these years ago.

    My Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is SIX years old this month. There is a 1/2" crack in the wire cover now that exposes the internal wiring when I bend it at the location. Given the zillion hours of use and abuse, my opinion of this product is very good. With that said I am on my THIRD keyboard that does not make me happy overall.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Charger

    I love my 13 inch macbook pro. I've had it for five years, and it still runs faster than this dell for which I am writing this review. The only trouble I've ever had with the power adapter is that sometimes the light doesn't turn on, or it will say its not charging. When that happens I just unplug it, then plug it back in. Always fixes the problem. Unfortunately, our new dog bit through my cable which is why I'm buying a new one. 5 stars on the product, 1 star for the price. (its just way to high!!!)

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip off

    I've only had my mac for about 4 months and the adapter already needs to be replaced...and that will cost me $79...WTH!! Love my mac, but Apple can and should do better on this item!!!!!!!

    16 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised at the negative reviews...

    I have had my MacBook pro 13 in for 7 years and my power adapter is just now going out. I am a bit taken aback by the price of a replacement that fits something as technologically ancient as a 10 year old laptop, however my computer still runs flawlessly. Well worth it if you don't have to keep up with the Jonses (or Kardashians.... ugh). That being said, I have never had an issue with my Mac power adapters until now so (fingers crossed) I will replace it today... I was also surprised at the over 2K negative reviews. This has simply not been my experience. I treat my electronics like the expensive necessities that they are but have also traveled the world (literally) with this computer/power adapter for the last 10 years. Not a single issue. I was also in the "sand box" (for those of you that will identify with that terminology) which is one of the harshest environments for electronics on Earth. I stand behind Apple.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Durability and Performance

    I'm very surprised by the 1 star reviews here. My son has been using the 60 W MagSafe Power Adapter for over a year with no problems and no signs of wear. He has a 13" MacBook Pro, and carries the power supply back and forth to school every day. He's not at all gentle with it, and connects and disconnects several times everyday.

    I've been commuting with a MacBook Pro using the 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter for 3 years, and have had no problems. I own 2 of these power adapters, one at work and one at home. They've been great. One problem I did notice was a buzzing when I used my phone near my laptop when I was using the power adapter with the 2 prong fold-out plug. I was able to eliminate the buzzing by changing to the 3 prong power cord (which comes with the power adapter), instead of using the simple flip-out 2 prong plug.

    I've been using Apple laptops for over 10 years and have never had a problem with any of the power supplies, or with the wires. When you compare Apple's power supplies and wires with the competitors or aftermarket supplies, I think the Apple power supplies are clearly better made, especially the way the wires stay soft and flexible. The cheaper products have stiff wires that always take on an odd shape that gets in the way.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    the old version of this worked fine for one year until the wire starting fraying and coming loose from the plug. This design is so much better and it looks like I won't be having that problem anymore.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    This new charger is great, the old one after about a year and a half broke, brought it to the apple store, told them I wanted a new one for free, and they went rent to the shelf and gave me one, and I have to say that Apple has great customer service.

    15 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    9 years strong!

    Well I have had my Macbook since 2008! I am looking to get the next model because it is now obsolete. I can't get the latest versions and need more memory! Anywho I haven't ever had to replace my L cord til now. Still charging def no sparking. Just now see some fraying in the cord so will buy a replacement for my backup 2008 MacBook. Glad I didn't have any issues. They are very expensive.

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe "L"

    Preferred design by far -- the most robust and sleek of the Magsafe power adaptors. Unhappy that new MacBooks have reverted to a "T" connector

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter even with its flaws

    This adapter is much improved over what I have used in the past on PC's, and is even an improvement over the old Apple connectors. With the newer "L" adapter (the only one you can buy now) make sure you have Snow Leopard or higher though. My wife's MacBook Pro from 2007 had crazy issues trying to get this to work until I updated her to 10.6.8 and now that she's on 10.7 we never have problems; I assume the charging issue is driver related. As for the cable fraying, that happens with all cables if you coil them up frequently; Be gentle and your mileage will probably be much better.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Feature of The Mac

    I have had at least 10 laptops in my household that have all had problems with the power adapter breaking. The most prominent example is my father tripping on his HP's power cable, and now it is all squirrelly. I am so grateful that I don't have to deal with that. And as far as everyone saying that it doesn't last; mine broke after a year and a half and the the Apple store replaced it for free (out of warranty!)

    14 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord

    I have just read many of the reviews on the power cord as I am about to purchase a new one since my old one is about to die. I have owned my mac book for about 4 years and this is the 1st piece of equipment from the original purchase that needs replacing. The cord is starting to fray badly but this is to be expected, I think, after 4 years of a lot of use. I also travel full time through work (and personal) so the cord has continuously been thrown around in backpacks & suitcases. If this is how long my old one lasted, I look fwd to the new and improved one! Thanks Apple.
    p.s...the old one, if placed properly, still works too!

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    I've read all the other reviews and each situation may be different, but as for my experience, I love the product. I've had my MacBook Pro now about nine months and the charger has worked perfectly every time. It doesn't overheat or get warm at all and I love the ease of connecting it to the machine. I would love to buy a second one for the office, but the $80 is a little steep for that luxury.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Power Cord!!

    The power cord is sturdy and well build. When moving a couch I accidentally dropped it on my power cord, the thing still survived! Do not listen to those nay-sayers.

    22 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, and still working after 3.5 years

    I honestly don't know why so many people have issues with this power adapter. I always keep mine with me, whether it's at school, at home, or at a friend's house.

    I never bring the extension cable with me since I've never needed to use it before, so I really just use the standard "brick". I've had my power adapter since I received my MacBook in 2008 and it still runs perfectly fine. And to tell you the truth, I don't treat this with very much care. Upon reading the reviews of how poor this product's durability is, I decided to test it myself.

    Well, after 3.5 years of constant use, I have no issues with it and I plan to keep using it as I have been. No problems with the cable fraying, no problems with the cable breaking at the strain reliefs, no problems with the cable overheating, everything is just perfect.

    8 of 21 people found this useful