• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 months old, already failing!

    I'm a new Apple person, love the MacBook Air! But the power supply is already intermittent. It is under warranty, but they will not pay me for the half-day I will spend going to the Apple store to get something that should last longer than the computer!

    815 of 941 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give it zero stars.

    My children both have Macbook Airs. Between them, four chargers have frayed (same place every time) and stopped working in less than 18 months. They cost nearly 90 euro to replace every time, as we now live in the Netherlands (for a charging cable, that's extortionate), and thus, when my daughter goes to University this year, we are buying a non Apple laptop for her, solely because of this problem. She won't be able to afford to replace cables at this rate on a student loan. Apple should be addressing the poor quality and the pricing of this cable. Hugely disappointed.

    179 of 180 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    seriously?!

    I'm in the middle of finals and all of a sudden my charger stopped working. I've put it in every position possible and now have 8% battery left and live 2 hours from the nearest apple store. You'd think Apple would do something about fixing this problem or not mark the charger up to $80. This is not what I want to be spending my money on plus the 4 hours worth of gas I'll have to pay for to go get the stupid thing so I can study! No one has a good review of this thing so fix it. Thanks for making your customers feel robbed when they have to go buy an $80 charger time and time again.

    180 of 184 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Starting to fail, just past warranty

    My 45w magsafe power adapter is starting to fail. Spotty performance and will only charge at all if the machine is shut down. I've had the computer just over a year.

    I gave the thing 1 star because I really don't think an adapter should ever fail, except in rare cases, but there are more than 200 reviews here with the same or similar complaint.

    And the $80 price tag to replace it is insult added to injury.

    This isn't right, Apple. You should replace this cord for free.

    Otherwise love my 11" air.

    138 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What gives

    How can you make the worlds best computer but have the worst power cord in the universe???
    Oh did I mention that the damm thing cost 83.74. I have had my Air book less than 3 months and have had to replace it twice. Apple you need to do something about the price and the quality of the 45W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Air.

    134 of 145 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sudden Death after less than a year

    The power adapter that came with my Mac Book Air suddenly stopped working. No orange/green led indicator, and no "charging" icon.

    Luckily, I bought the Air to replace my 2008 era Mac Book Pro, so I dug the charger out of the box, and thank god it charges.

    Still, I haven't had the Mac Book Air for even a year - and the charger goes out? Unacceptable.

    109 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord FAIL

    My MacBook Air is 7 months old. Power cord has failed.

    104 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    i have my Mac air one year and i am replacing my magsafe adaptor for the second time lower the price if you expect us to replace this every year,

    100 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    The power adapter that came with my MacBook Air started to fail after only five or six months. Worse yet, when I brought it to the Apple store, the "genius" wouldn't replace it since it had not completely died. Well, now it's completely dead. Now I need to make another trip to the Apple store.

    78 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Book Air Charger Failed

    My charger has failed and my MacBook Air is less than a year old. Anyone know if there is a warranty, and for how long? Apple, please help because I still have a good PC and am ready to return. How many of these comments do you need before you act?

    72 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent Charging

    As previously noted by other owners of the Macbook Air, my charger is not always charging the computer. If I do not take note of this I end up leaving for work with a drained battery even though the charger was plugged in and connected to the computer. I've owned the otherwise good Macbook Air for four months and the power adapter is becoming increasingly unreliable. I will be contacting Apple to resolve this problem.

    72 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power adapter fail

    my power adapter stopped working 5 months after I bought my macbook air. for shame apple, for shame.

    63 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent after 6 months

    Love my MacBook Air but the power adapter is already intermittent after only 6 months use.

    Disappointing.

    61 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worse than ever

    Apple power cords always give out on me, but the way the cord comes out the end of this one seems to be inviting trouble. I spent a semester trying to keep it from bending any way that could pull the cord the wrong way, but it gave out anyway. Only five months? Ridiculous for the price these are going for.

    58 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd one died in a year.

    This is a very poor quality product. Apple should recall them and replace with a version that lasts more than a year.

    57 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hot!

    I've had my Macbook Air for a few months and I love it but HATE the power cord! It gets extremely HOT and charges when it wants to. I need to hold it in a certain direction for it to charge but once I let go so does the charge. It is terrible!

    65 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on you Apple

    I would like to meet the person who designed and approved this cord and beat them with it. My MacBook Air (13 inch - Mid 2011) is now on it's 4th cord. The computer lives on my desk and is taken to the office once per week. The rubber on the cord just falls apart and then becomes a serious safety hazard. Another product designed to fail so the customer is continually spending. Absolute joke.

    51 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Brick Scam

    I can't believe I'm going to have to buy a fourth power brick. I've been treating them with paranoid levels of caution because they break so easily and cost so much. Can't somebody create a reasonable alternative at a reasonable price? Apple should be taken to task for foisting such junk on loyal customers.

    47 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    I bought my MacBook Air in 2011. The adapter began to have issues within a year. Now it is completely out of warranty and has stopped working altogether. I'm shelling out the $79 bucks to buy a new one but am not confident it will solve the problem because when I took the laptop and cord to an Apple store (an hour away) it worked fine. That was a month ago. Now it won't work at all. There is nothing worse than troubleshooting a problem that will not even replicate itself reliably. LOL. Love the MacBook but hate the adapter.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    say something, I'm giving up on you...

    Apple, I have loved you since the 80's. You've gone through your growing pains and we've lived with warts and pimples before but I feel like the passion for quality is being lost. Magsafe was a great idea but the implementation on the air is just terrible. It's so frustrating that this power connector falls off so easily. While other Magsafe connectors work well (i.e. my 17" Macbook Pro with barrel style connector) this one is poorly designed and falls off constantly. This is the first negative review I've ever given of an Apple product but It's just the beginning of many recent frustrations with Apple products.

    As the song says, "say something, I'm giving up on you."

    36 of 37 people found this useful