• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always broken.

    • Written by from Chicoutimi

    It's my third adapter and it's always broken.

    I'm won't buy another mac if it doesn't change.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple macbook pro power adapter is a ripoff

    • Written by from Ericeira

    I had to replace 3 mac book pro power adapters in 3 months. I am really disapointed with apple, just because the power adapters are really expensive. Is not understandable why apple is not capable to do a power adapter with quality and, is not also understandable, why are so expensive...This is a ripoff!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add $200 a year to your MacBook Purchase

    • Written by from Henderson

    Wow! This is my 5th MagSafe charger purchase
    In 3 years. My MacBook rarely leaves my home
    Office yet the cord always breaks away from the base
    Of the charger. This problem seems unreasonable
    At $80. To fix. The little MacBook 13.3 is a Fabulous little
    Notebook- but, because of the charger issue I no longer feel
    The computer is worth the headaches.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was all peachy until my charger melted :(

    • Written by from Battleground

    I have the Late 2011 MacBook Pro and it is great but the charger had always been a little wonky. Last night I noticed my computer wasn't charging I went to unplug it and realize that the entire wire that connects the charging brick to the computer had melted severing the wire. I would expect a little more in terms of quality for the premium Apple customers pay, I am definitely disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Royal Leamington Spa

    For a charger that is priced this high it is extremely low quality. The rubber casing eventually disintegrates and eposes the internal wiring for the cord. If this exposed cord does not electrocute you first it will eventually become separated and stop working entirely. All the while apple will try their best not to replace the charger until it completely stops working, and by then your warranty will be up and you will have to pay for a new charger.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger doesn't last...in serious need of redesign:(

    • Written by from Merced

    First of all I love apple products EXCEPT this power cord! I have had my 13in Mac book pro since September 2010 and up until now I have had to rebuy this charger 3 times and guess what today my newest charger didn't even last me a year... It's time for my 4th I repeat FOURTH charger! This is ridiculous I refuse to buy another one that won't even last me a year again. $80.00 plus tax not worth it! I expect amazing quality with apple but this is not cutting it!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Fail! Very Frustrating!

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    Over the last 7 years my wife and I have bought 3 macbooks. With each computer I had to purchse a new charger within a year of purchase and now my charger is dead for my macbook pro retina. This is ridiculous! I will not buy another laptop from Apple until they change this or until they give free replacements! I am a huge apple fan but this just should not happen.

    Apple needs to replace these bad cords!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power adaptor

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am sooooooo angry! I am out the door to buy my fourth charger in 4 years!!!!!! 4X80 Apple!!!!!!! Not cool. Not cool at all. I have a very old iPod and it still works. I have my iPhone and it still works. Why can't my laptop charger be very old and still work???? You guys should seriously consider giving us something in return, for being such idiots and keep buying these very expensive and not good quality power chargers.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubber jacket on cord?

    • Written by from Knoxville

    The electronic part of the power supply itself has given me no problems for the three of four years I have owned the 13 inch Mac. My only complaint with it is that the jacket of the cable that appears to be made of a natural rubber which breaks down when it is exposed to the oil found in some hand creams. The jacket is coming off the cable in chunks exposing the spiral shield. I am curently looking for some heat shrink tubing that will slide over the MagSafe connector and shrink down to cover the damages section of the cable.

    One possible suggestion would be to make the cord replaceable with connectors on both ends of the cable and the power supply module. One other review suggested using the MagSafe connector on the power supply and the Macintosh ends of the cable. This would work well.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality

    • Written by from Farmington Hills

    it tears near the charging point

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Columbia

    This charger is the worst piece of electrical equipment I have ever used. To put it into perspective, if you use your macbook for about 3-4years, the money spent on chargers will nearly equal the price of an entry-spec macmini. Unbelievable.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not last

    • Written by from wilton

    I have gone through TWO of these chargers in the almost three years I have had my MacBook Pro. It is ridiculous how quickly they break and stop working. Apple really needs to rethink their design because after already paying $1000+ for a computer it is ridiculous to no have a charger that lasts.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor charger

    • Written by from Montreal

    I would never recommend this charger. It will be a waist of money if you decide to buy this charger. Already bought twice. They had a short life for just normal usage. Very disappointed with this charger

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working when it got the tiniest scratch on it.

    • Written by from Fremont

    The last charger I had for my macbook (T style charger) lasted me a solid five years. Five years of being nipped by the recliner in it's way down, and of being attacked rather prejudicially by my cats. After that charger died, I spent a hard earned $80 on this new one. After being nipped by my recliner ONCE, the charger died faster than my brother would in the Hunger Games. Now I have to spend another $80+ to get a new charger. Suffice to say I hate this charger and never want to buy one like this again. I would get one again (and not go PC) if these power cords were stronger and more durable to real life bumps and bruises.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, wears out after a year. Terrible product.

    • Written by from Port Macquarie

    I've had to replace my macbook charger every year for the last five years. It's infuriating. My mum has had a $500 asusl laptop for seven years and still uses the same charger- because it's constructed sturdily and made to last. The apple chargers (all of them, including iPhone chargers) are far too flimsy. I don't know how they're allowed to continue to make them.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Shingle Springs

    I cannot even begin to explain how frustrated I am with this charger. These chargers are the absolute WORSE. My first one heated up and burned the wire and I was simply just trying to charge my computer to 100%. The second one did the same exact thing. They were both after a year of purchase. So now $160 dollars later, I have no charger. Not really helpful for someone that uses their laptop for work! Please don't waste your money and Apple, please figure out how to repay your customers!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    See Karen M's comment below!

    • Written by from SURREY

    Ok I'm literally writing this review to make sure Karen M's comment below doesn't go unnoticed. Titled "please try this before buying a new adapter" i tried exactly what she said when my Magsafe's light didn't turn on and wasn't charging my MacBook Pro. FIRST MAKE SURE THE CHARGER IS UNPLUGGED FROM THE WALL AND YOUR MACBOOK. then i took used a small screwdriver and gently pressed down on each of the prongs. They're springy and delicate so take care. I then reconnected and the light turns on! Who know, it may still die off in the near future but for now it looks okay... Thanks Karen M from PaloAlto!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design

    • Written by from Durham

    Was surprised that this is such a common problem for the Apple charger. I am very careful with my adapter as I work with sound cables all the time and know how fragile those can be. I noticed a few days ago that the cord was fraying at the connection point. Today, it got so hot, it burned me when I touched it, and when looked down, there was smoke coming out from the connection and could have started a fire if I had walked away from it. Not good Apple! I spent some hardworking money for this product. Hopefully I can get this post in before the charge completely runs down on the computer in a few minutes. Now I hope to be able to get another charger before I head out of town tomorrow. Not happy that this is such an issue for so many folks and nothing has been done about this. Very disappointing. I don't even want to give it any stars for a potential fire hazard

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    • Written by from Portland

    I've gone through at least 3 of these over the last 5 years. I have used a Lenovo laptop at work for the past 9 years and NEVER had to replace the power adapter.

    Despite the great advance that is the MagSafe connector, it is completely negated by the poor design of the wire-to-connector and wire-to-transformer connections.

    This item is overwhelmingly panned by users and yet the basic design has not changed. I try to convert my family to OSX but when they see me spend $240 on power adapters on top of the already high price of entry for a Mac, they get pretty apprehensive. Get with it Apple. This su*(s.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    • Written by from wymondham

    Having successfully been given a free replacement MagSafe lead last July, the replacement developed the same fault. I took it back to Apple Exeter with the receipt to be told the replacement was only guaranteed for 90 days. I really didn't expect such a shoddy item to be an Apple product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful