• 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.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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!

    15 of 16 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!

    17 of 18 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

    11 of 12 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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Design. Please fix this issue!

    • Written by from Chattanooga

    I am on my 3rd charger for my macbook pro!! Such poor design and quality that the wires keep shredding and falling apart at the attachment ends. Unacceptable from an apple product!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poorly designed

    • Written by from Toronto

    I really love your product. I have your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and macbook pro. I am a huge apple fan. But let me be honest with you, your adapters is terrible
    I bought the laptop 1 year and a half ago, but I have already bought 2 adapters. Including the one given when bought the computer, that's 3 for 18 months. For an adaptor that costs 90 dollars each, I really expect it to work for more than 6 months. I used to have a thinkpad. I use the adaptor more often because that laptop is really powerful and the battery isn't good enough. But I never bothered to check the price for the adaptor because for the whole 2 years I used that, there was never a problem except it's heavy, but buying a new one really doesn't change that. But I just checked that out of curiosity, it costs around 60 dollars, which is not much cheaper, but considering the time I used that for, it is definitely much cheaper and much more pleasant.
    I don't know how is the new adaptor but this is definitely a poor design. You really should work that more for the further generations of adaptor.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never last more than a year!

    • Written by from UNIONTOWN

    I purchased my Macbook in March 2011. That is 3 years and 3 months ago. I just ordered my FOURTH 60W MagSafe Power Adapter in that time. The original that came with the laptop lasted about six months and this is my THIRD replacement. Fortunately, my APPLECARE policy covered the first three, but this last one was not because my APPLECARE expired 90 days ago.

    In general I have been very pleased with my purchase of my first Macbook and have had very few problems with it, but I (and it seems several thousand other reviewers) cannot say the same about this product. Since I live more than 50 miles from the nearest Apple Store, replacement requires several days to accomplish, not to mention the $80 plus tax. Because this "accessory" is essential to charge the Macbook battery, I would hope that Apple's famous engineering and design staff would spend time to develop a more durable power adapter. It is the only area where Apple laptops fall short in comparison to their PC based competition. But Apple customers pay more for quality and we didn't get it in this case. You can and should do better.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my MacBook Pro, but . . .

    • Written by from Winterville

    I've replaced my charger 4 times in 4 years. At $80 each time, this is especially frustrating. Apple, please make a better charger, or reduce the price! Seriously!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had to replace two adapters in the past 6 months

    • Written by from Sedona

    Come on Apple - you are known and respected for your lap tops. I have been a loyal customer since 1985 (!) and always trusted the Apple brand. However my recent experience with the l-shaped power cords for the 13 " Macbook Pro has been highly disappointing and frustrating. From the reviews by other customers I read on just the first page I can see we are all disgusted with the quality and price. Twice this year the prongs for the magnetic connection have broken off! I can connect them for awhile but then the connection starts to fail and I have to grit my teeth and replace the device.

    Surely Apple could reengineer the power adapter so that it does not fray, burn, fall apart as is reported by so many loyal customers. Paying almost $90 to replace it is wearing on my patience as well as confidence that Apple stands behind its products. I would appreciate it if customer support would contact me regarding the issue.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Quality

    • Written by from Richmond

    I absolutely love Apple products but there is obviously a problem with the chargers when there is this many negative reviews. I, along with every person I know who owns a MacBook, and most everyone who wrote reviews have had their chargers break. The charger itself overheats and stops working. Before my cord completely stopped working the cord ripped at the end, then quickly ripped all the way down, leaving wires exposed/fraying and rubber like dust everywhere my computer charger went. I am not rough on my charger and did nothing to it to make it tear. It is not fair to charge $80 for something that will consistently keep breaking.
    Different issue but I have also had problems with my phone/ipod chargers.
    Please re-design your chargers!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    My MacBook Pro isn't even three years and I'm on my third charger. For such an expensive charger, it is ridiculous that Apple hasn't created a longer lasting product. Very disappointing product.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Break frequently

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    My first one broke, due to the design of having to twist the cord around to store it. I bought a second one and now that one has broken as well in less than a year for no apparent reason. It is ridiculous to charge so much for such a defective item. If they are going to continue to design or build these so they break at least once a year, they need to charge much less for them. This is the first time I've been seriously disappointed by Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 frays

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    I'm careful with my cord, this is my second one (first stopped working out of the blue, but no frays).

    My cord is 3 years old, and it was a brand new replacement. The plastic sleeve broke in 3 spots right by the magnetic head. I guess I have to buy a new one, because it finally stopped charging the computer tonight. Not exactly good timing as I need this computer for school and work. Apple please contact me about this.

    I do like the magnetic part.

    The self clip can tear the cord as well.

    I know I expected better, the computer has always been great.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I was working on a project and realized the battery was running out so I grabbed my charger and saw that the cord was burnt. Now it's not working and I only have 9% battery life. What am I supposed to do? Does it burn by itself if its "over-charged"?

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had my MacBook since 2008 and since I've bought it I've had to replace the charging cord several times. While I may not lose the charging function of the cord, it frays excessively. I'm well aware that things will grow weathered and tattered - such is life, nothing lasts forever. This is out of control though. I'm a huge supporter of Apple and their products but this is one thing that really grinds my gears. They look and act cheap but they're sure to put a hole in the average Joe's pocket. It's a shame its our only option.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Achilles of Apple

    • Written by from Lynnwood

    I've had two lap tops, an ipad mini, two phones and 5 ipods, all great products save one phone. Worst part of every product has been the chargers. After 10 years owning apple products I say this, want to keep people loyal? Acknowledge the problem and try not to gauge your customers with another bad replacement part at steep prices. An $80 charger which will be the third one for my pro is pathetic. Every ipod charger has lost ability to give a consistent charge and we're constantly trying to find another cord. I shouldn't have to be buying Belkin chargers (they are smart, they are cashing in on the consistency of your failed chargers and offering them at a replaceable cost) that is cheaper and more durable than the Apple brand.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts 3-4 Months Only

    • Written by from Jhon's Creek

    I bought a power adapter for my MacBook Pro 6 months ago because the original one had broken. After 4 months or so, the new adapter stopped working. My brother wiggled the cable and we could make it work at times. It is not cheap and I was in Venezuela, so I wiggled the cable until it worked every time; I did this for about a month. Now I am back to USA, the cable is not working properly still, but when wiggled it only shows a green light and the battery is not charging. Another adapter is about $80, very costly in my opinion and you never know how long it'll last...

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous and a rip off

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I've had to replace my macbook battery twice and today I bought my 5th power cord!!! In canada I pay $99 plus tax for each one. It frays within the first 6 months. I am scared of a fire or that one of my children will touch it and get electrocuted. I think thats pretty bad for apple to make such a lousy product and they must be making a fortune to sell a $100 cord 4-5 times to each macbook owner! Dangerous, sucky products are not cool!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    May be the last apple product i buy

    • Written by from Bountiful

    Apple, you've done it. Your power cables have turned me. Both my charger cables for my iphone 5 and my macbook pro have failed me twice now. In a two year period, I have had to replace both twice. It really bothers me, to the point where I decided to come online and see what other people have to say. I will not pay another $80 dollars for your cable. I'd rather buy one overseas and replace my entire computer when that one dies, and who knows, it could possibly last longer than Apple brand.

    14 of 15 people found this useful