• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as they say.

    • Written by Pawel S from London

    I bought this new charger after having accidentally broken my old T-shaped charger with worry in my mind based on the "overheating" reviews found here.

    I can safely say that those reviews are scaremongering. The charger works without an issue, the MagSafe head does NOT overheat or burn you if it's touched. Cable management is far superior to the T-shaped MagSafe, plus you get a year warranty and peace of mind that the charger won't set fire to your house like some knock-off no-brand MagSafe's.

    30 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    60w Magsafe for White MacBook runnigng Snow Leopard

    • Written by Greg F from Hanwell

    Was a bit worried after reading the reviews but went ahead and brought one anyway. Have had no problems. No firmware updated needed, just a happy owner with a MacBook that now has power.

    17 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by N.V. P from BODMIN

    I replaced my t style old power cable with this after squashing the old one in a door...read the reviews and felt worried as so many comments said it doesn't work. Why was I worried? Opened the box, plugged it in, charged the laptop. Thanks Apple- it is expensive but if I used a PC I would have spent this much just on virus protection this year...

    16 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the (lack of) hype!

    • Written by Daniel C from Ilford

    I don't know what the other reviewers are on about?

    Bought this as a replacement for my old T-shaped magsafe.

    I'm using an old style 13" white macbook, running Leopard with the most recent firmware upgrade.

    I've had absolutely no issue with the charger, and the metal connector does not get hot as many people have been saying!

    As far as I'm concerned, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

    18 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely fine - don't know what all the other reviews are talking about!

    • Written by Thom A from LONDON

    As far as I can tell, this is exactly the same power adapter as the one you receive in the box when you buy a MacBook Pro. I asked at the store for them to compare them for me and they confirmed that they are the same.

    I'm not sure why all of the negative reviews, I can only imagine that the reviewers bought the chargers for their laptops with the wrong wattage.

    The adapter comes with a year guarantee also.

    I'll report back in a couple of months with an updated review.

    15 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top of the class

    • Written by Ian H from Lake Villa

    This is the best power supply I have yet found, safe, compatible, reliable.

    2 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet more innovation from Apple

    • Written by Tom W from St Albans

    Apple have done it again! The "L" shaped adaptor heads mean that you can have the wires running away from you rather than out from the side.

    They also look much better than the "T" shaped adaptor heads due to the aluminium finish.

    Would very much recommend if you need a new charger!

    14 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    All this hate for this product seems ? - Not from me.

    • Written by Alistair L from Epsom

    Weird all this hate for this product.
    Granted the 60W adaptor i have with my macbook is the ORIGINAL from 2010, and not a replacement ...
    Perhaps newer ones are made to inferior standards? - Lower quality material to cut costs etc?
    Apart from being grubby, the cables, both from the power socket to the adaptor & the mag-safe cable to the macbook, are in perfect condition! - Adaptor itself is doing its job nicely, with zero problems in nearly 8 years now.

    Go figure ... But i won't be getting on the hate band waggon, when i personally have had zero issues!
    Five Stars!

    2 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I dont see what the problem is.

    • Written by liam K from benfleet

    I've had my MacBook Pro for over 6 months now. The charger has been completely fine. No problems at all. All the other reviews seem to say different but remember, its only people who have had problems who are complaining. There are thousands of working ones out there. They've just got the unlucky ones.

    I always leave mine plugged in and switched on (dont blame me for global warming) and mine hasn't overheated once. Saying that, everytime i've touched it, its not even been close to warm.

    So i'd highly recommend this charger. Most probably the best one on the market by far.

    17 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by John H from Stoke-On-Trent

    Bought the new 2011 13 inch MacBook Pro a few months ago and wondered how much it would cost to replace the charger, £50... Not a bad price for such a high quality piece of kit.

    Pro's
    -It's MagSafe, one of the best types of chargers I've come across.
    -The transformer doesn't get nearly as hot as my old Dell or Acer laptops.
    -Charges REALLY quickly, within an hour it's full and will last a good 5 or 6 hours.
    -Transformer has a built-in cable tidy, which really made me smile when I got it out of the box.

    Cons
    -The laptop connector does get quite warm but I imagine this is because the laptop and charger are both metal.
    -The cable tends to hold it's shape witch is no big deal but if i'm unwrapping it in a hurry it can be irritating.
    -It blew a fuse in the first week but I'm told there was a power surge in my street.

    Overall well worth the money, especially so if you are replacing the old T style connector as I hear that style was awful.

    8 of 57 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Try resetting the SMC

    • Written by Gawain S from London

    I recently bought this Adaptor because my previous one just stopped charging my (late 2008) Macbook. This new one worked fine...for two days...then it also stopped! I had read all the bad reviews but really, if you want to keep using your Macbook you have no choice but to buy a new charger. I had treated the thing like it was the crown jewels; never kinking the wires, never tugging the connection and plugging and unplugging with the utmost care so when it suddenly stopped working I knew it was not because of any harsh treatment.

    For interest's sake I tried my old one again...low and behold, it worked! The orange LED came on and my Macbook started charging. This was very odd - I had tried everything I could think of to make that thing work before and nothing. So I then reconnected my new adaptor, just to see if the glitch had somehow cleared. Nope! The new one still didn't work and the old one still did.

    So after a lot of googling on the subject I eventually saw a tip about resetting the SMC (support dot apple dot com/kb/ht3964). That fixed it! This seems to indicate that the problem was not with the adaptors at all but with my Macbook (or possibly the aged battery). So before you conclude that the adaptor is a faulty design (as you might do from reading some of these reviews) consider that many of those bad experiences may be similar to mine and could be remedied with a simple SMC reset.

    58 of 77 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally redesigned plus extra warranty!

    • Written by Emily B from EXETER

    So not a happy bunny as two of these frayed/broken but store supplied replacements with 3 year extended warranties thrown in. Apparently Apple have redesigned them back to the old T shape and are now issuing 3 year warranties as standard. Had to have the old L shape for my Macbook due to its age but at least I now have peace of mind and money in my pocket for a few years.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for new MacBooks, bad for old

    • Written by rachel C from Oberaegeri

    When my old MacBook charger eventually broke, I bought this as a replacement, however it didnt work properly and as a result had to buy a new MacBook in the end. It works great with that and this is 3 years after I got it, so overall I am very happy with it

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as all that

    • Written by Will M from Tonbridge

    In my experience this charger has been pretty solid. I broke mine after a year of abuse (running it over with chairs, dropping it), bought a dodgy replacement that nearly set alight, then borrowed my friends 5 YEAR OLD charger for 4 months. Fair enough, they are delicate, but they really aren't as fragile as people seem to think. I also think 90% of problems on here stem from faulty SMC devices in the notebooks themselves- Mine went a bit haywire, but I reset it and it works fine- Minus the battery damage my Imitation charger caused :(

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    its not that bad

    • Written by Julia S from Fareham

    I saw the reviews and was shocked, i had to buy a new charger.. but my old one lasted me 5 years ! yes it had tape round it for the last 2 years so the weak points don't break but for heaven sake people its not that bad. Expensive is the only real issue here otherwise the new charger hopefully will last long again i use my laptop everyday so its not like i cant see when the weak points start to break again. But 5 years for one charger ? not to bad really.

    5 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    People are far too harsh - it's perfectly fine

    • Written by Kieran B from NORTHAMPTON

    My original power adapter broke after three years of continuous use. I'm a heavy user of my Macbook Pro and so the charger got a lot of use also. Bought a replacement and it's absolutely fine. I don't expect things to last forever with such heavy use, and so would consider the Apple Power Adapter to be quite durable on all accounts. It goes without saying that the actual MagSafe feature is brilliant and has saved my Macbook Pro from a nasty fall on multiple occasions.

    7 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Counting down the days..

    • Written by Lisa A from exeter

    When I have to replace this thing. The wires are now exposed and after less then a year of use. For something that's almost £70 I'd expect it to have a longer lifespan.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook pro Charger

    • Written by Jay M from birmingham

    i only use my charger when my mac is dead i don't even use it much I've had it roughly since march/april 2012 and its just decided to pack up on me don't know what to do can i take it to shop and get a free replacement ? or do i have to fork out 65 quid ?

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months

    • Written by Sean P from London

    Bought this adapter in June, died in January. No problems until then. Now when I plug it in the orange/green light doesn't come on. Borrowing a friend's adapter charged the battery fine. £50!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A few words of caution

    • Written by George T from Birchanger

    Like a few others, I've experienced the usual failure mode of this product - the broken cable where it exits the "brick".

    I too baulked at the cost of a replacement from Apple and repaired it by opening the case (relatively easy - it only seems to be welded/glued in four places), cutting out the broken section of the cable - which shortens it by an inch or two and soldering/ reinsulating/re-assembling the case and re-glueing sparingly with super glue.

    It seemed to work but I thought that the broken cable might have shorted and caused a potential problem for the longer term so, I purchased a replacement on ebay at half the cost of the Apple product. This duly arrived from Hong Kong and seemed to be identical to the Apple product - even down to the label.

    BIG MISTAKE!! Although it seemed to work OK I experienced some strange behaviour on the Trackpad. The cursor would move jerkilly and sometimes just lost it's accuracy. I proved it was the power pack by operating on just the battery and am now re-using the original power pack that I repaired - result; smooth cursor.

    Anybody want a Hong Kong copy of the Apple power pack - you too can have a cursor with a mind of it's own!!

    10 of 15 people found this useful