• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger for this laptop - can't afford any more.

    • Written by Sally H from CHISLEHURST

    These chargers are absolutely awful, truly the only thing I hate about my macbook. My first charger stopped charging all of a suddden one day so I replaced it. Less than 6 months later, this charger seems to have mysteriously disintegrated, I have been holding it together with a mixture of electrical tape and prayer for a few weeks now. I have to buy a new one, because it is the only option - but surely Apple knows how terrible their power cables are? Yet they always stay the same.

    87 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tracy C from Dundalk

    Bought my white macbook 2 1/2 years ago, about 2 years after my t style charger stopped working so I ordered a new one and was given this new L style charger. Worked ok for the first while then it worked only sometimes. Now 4 months after I bought it it wont work at all. I am so angry that I paid so much for the charger and expect so much from apple. The above reviews that talk about the metal bit of the charger getting hot are telling the truth...it overheats very easily. Overall I think it is a pile of rubbish and I just wish they had replaces my charger with the old t style charger. Dont live near an apple store so I have to travel nearly 2 hours away to see if I can get a replacement...Could not be more annoyed!!!

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Andreas Y from london

    paid a grand for my macbook pro, brilliant idea of it being 'MagSafe' so your laptop dont go flying should you trip over your wire. sadly only 5 months down the line my charger suddenly faults where i have to wiggle it to get it to charge, the following night stops working altogether.

    im off to a apple store this weekend to see if they replace it. i will lose a lot of faith in apple having this so called "wonderful customer support" if i have to pay £50 for a new one.
    fingers crossed eh?

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If I'm honest, pretty poor.

    • Written by Kate D from Warminster

    I own the newest white MacBook, and have done so since around June. At first I thought the charger was odd, as it was different from my friends' older T-shaped ones, but I got used to it. Over the past few days, only having had the product for around 6 months, the magnetic end which connects directly into my laptop has burnt out, to the extent that I cannot use it any longer. The plastic inside has melted and rusted around the prongs. I am, to say the least, exceedingly disappointed.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could do a lot better....

    • Written by Rebecca T from Aldridge

    I'm on my second Magsafe PSU of this year.

    My first one remained live even when disconnected from the macbook and my current one is now presenting with exposed wires....both high risk for burning your lovely home or office down! (I wonder if it would take a libel case in relation to this against Apple for them to improve this Apple exclusive product?)

    If I could purchase the PSU from another supplier, I would as I am sure that another company would have sense to look at the common errors that occur with this product.

    I even ensured with my second PSU, that I did not wrap the wiring around the 'feet' to try and reduce any potential problems, but still the PSU has failed to last and therefore ceases to be 'fit for purpose'.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook (2006; Black)

    • Written by Ramindra P from Kingsbury

    My old charger burnt out and couldn't charge anymore so i decided to buy a new charger. I visited my local Apple shop where I found the new design above, I didn't like it at first but after sometime the design was sleek and really cool.

    I have had some problems such as the magnetic connector gets really hot, I don’t even know why that is and the new design also restricts how you hold or move your laptop. Overall I think this new charger was a good purchase, although there are some drawbacks, they will pass by and you will fall in love with it.

    4 of 14 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by Nicolai D from København S.

    How can a quality product, the Mac, ship with such a bad quality charger and battery. My battery went after 15 months and after 20 months now the charger is dead... what a shame

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger later

    • Written by jake C from milton keynes

    and it still messing up works for a day or a month then just stops working the old chargers were fine why update them to something tht doesnt work.

    21 of 23 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Bo T from Copenhagen N.

    Apple chargers (and Apple cables in general) are unfortunately of such a bad quality that it's laughable - and this charger is of no exception. And are priced so high that it is an insult. Unfortunately you don't have any other choice when you use the rest of their hardware (which is great). Either they break where the wire meets the plug (as in their USB and such cables) or they break where the cable meets the adaptor (as in their power adaptors). Even when you use the well know "loop the cable beforehand if you intend to wind the cable up on the 2 hooks" technique they break (yes. The to hooks strain the cable even more if you actually just use them the way you would THINK that they should work - what "intuitive design").
    I'm working through my THIRD adaptor in three years.
    Thank you Apple....not

    64 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works but comes apart

    • Written by Jonathan S from Cheltenham

    cable comes apart at the power block in the middle, never wrap the cable around the provided hooks, it bends the cable form the block to your mac at a stupid degree, and frays it. still works, but risk of electrocution/burns :(

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by Nancy U from London

    It works now but I would have appreciated a big red arrow pointing me in the direction of the firmware update required for an older MacBook before I spent ages feeling like a dumb blonde when I couldn't get it to work.

    10 of 17 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 3 months

    • Written by James H from Herefordshire

    Absurdly expensive for what it is, doubly so when it burns out so quickly. I bought mine abroad, was back-packing, have mislaid the receipt and doubt Apple will replace it. Will delete this review if they do.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple, sort your life out.

    • Written by Susan B from Barnstaple

    Dear Apple, I have had this charger for a whopping total of 23 hours. The time it actually worked was less than half of this. Yes, that's right. I managed to use this charger ONCE. I try to use it again, and it does not work, therefore not performing it's Primary function, which is to CHARGE a MacBook. Now, have I just paid 50 pounds for a charger? Or something that is identical to charger in looks, but performs about as well as the equivalent size and weight in fecal matter. Actually I think the feces would do a better Job. So, basically what I'm trying to say, Apple, is that I spend 600+ pounds on a Laptop (in which one of it's accessories/necessities cannot be replaced) and you can't even make a reasonably priced charger that actually works, as a replacement. I suggest you make a charger that actually works, in future, and definitely one that supports older generations of MacBook, else someone at Apple will be receiving a Stone Cold Stunner, (I'm not gonna say who, or when for that matter) from Yours Truly. Thank You and Goodnight.

    56 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe woes

    • Written by A. N from Edinburgh

    I bought a L-shape Magsafe adaptor in March 2010 to replace my second burned-out T-shape adaptor and guess what, it dies in September 2010 - 6 months lifetime! OK the first was replaced under the warranty covering my MacBook but the third L-shaped one is only covered by a 90 DAY WARRANTY, so beware. I was told by Apple Support that it may be a fault with my MacBook and to have it checked out but having read other reviews it seems that there is a problem with the quality of the adapter, The guy at support agreed it was ridiculous that these adapters are only supplied with such a limited 90 day warranty but I am still left having to buy another. At this rate, it could cost around about £90 a year for adapters!

    68 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mark M from MORPETH

    Lasted just over a year before dying.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Katie G from Chelmsford

    Recently purchased a macbook, this power cable came with it. Have had to buy a new one, a week or so after receiveing my macbook. Truely bad form no-where near Apples normal product standard. V disappointed.

    23 of 25 people found this useful