• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design.

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    The cord needs to be detachable from the plug in unit. Why not have a replaceable cord? The iphone/ipad charger does this nicely with a USB connection. This is not up to Apple's high standards.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe is a brilliant idea but does not last

    • Written by from DPO

    I bought a Macbook Pro 13" in November 2010. I had a Dell XPS 13" before. I got tired of the power adapter constantly falling out of the Dell after a few months of use. The magsafe design eliminates that and really is a great design. However, these things simply do not last. My first one lasted 8 months before failure. The second one lasted about 6 weeks. To make matters worse, I now live in South America and while I have Apple Care, it takes 8 days to get another adapter, unless I feel like paying about double what they are sold for in the US. Two stars overall for the design, 1 star for reliability. Apple, you make great products and I have a lot of them but your power adpaters are awful. You can't be making money on Apple care because you must be replacing these things all the time.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should recall

    • Written by

    My experience is similar to those reported here. I bought a new MacBook Pro last year and the power adapter is not working. I had another one for my previous MacBook, which I had bought a short time before and that one isn't working either. They seem to have a one-year life span. They are not cheap and customers should not have to be extra careful to use them as suggested by one reviewer. Normal usage should not result in these problems. Apple needs to make amends to customers.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    • Written by from Miramichi

    I've had my MacBook Pro for about a year and a half now, great laptop, charger worked great, and charged the laptop fast. However, out of nowhere it seems to have a sudden short and will only charge when set in an exact way. It hasn't been mistreated in any way and just suddenly went faulty. Getting a replacement seems way too expensive for what it is.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Waldorf

    I just bought my mac and adapter in february ... its now september- my Adapter has a short in it. i have to twist and turn it a certain way for it to even charge my laptop. Now i need a new one AND ITS 73.00 are you kidding me?

    For this adapter to be so flimsy i expect a lower price. Dell computer adapters are sturdier and their adapters are universal (I can go to Walmart and pick one up)

    So I am ordering another adapter now ... 73.00 down the drain- thanks Apple. Please make a sturdier, thicker and more endurable, COST CONSCIOUS adapter.

    76 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Rubbish

    • Written by from Winston Salem

    Even with the new design, my latest charger lasted only slightly longer than a year. Of course, this is a remarkable improvement over the slightly-less-than-a-year lifespan of the previous charger design.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome design, but....

    • Written by from White Pigeon

    it dies/gives trouble very quickly (about a year or less). I have the late 2010 MacBook Pro 13" and my charger just recently started to act up. Sometimes it will charge, sometimes not. Most times it will get very, very hot (too hot to touch) right on the connector. It's most certainly not worth $80 for a new one. Apple should have a full-scale recall on these. I definitely wouldn't go as far as never buying another Apple product just because a lemon charger (as some other people are saying in these reviews). Now I'm stuck with a non-OEM replacement (NOT Apple's fault, GeekSquads fault), but who knows, it may last longer.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    this product is horrible!

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I had the same magsafe power adaptor for three years. It finally burnt out n i went through 3 more of them since. All lasting less than 6 months each. For the ridiculous amount of money charged for these adaptors, they should last way over 6 months. On top of it, they tried upgrading it n changed the part that goes into the Mac which is worse. It doesn't last as long. You would think with all the complaints, they would either lessen the $79 a pop to purchase or Make the product worth buying by improving it. Shame on apple because your other products are wonderful

    51 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 out of 3 have died

    • Written by from Clymer

    We have three of these chargers in my family and one is completely dead, the second only works half the time and the third is fine...pretty pitiful. Somebody at Apple FIX THIS.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Time's the Charm

    • Written by from Evanston

    I love the design of the magsafe but I just purchased my 3rd one in less than 3 years. My two previous chargers broke in different places so there is more than one weak point. The charger just is not durable enough. I have taken good care of my chargers and have tried to protect them. Hopefully this next one will last.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Good

    • Written by from caldwell

    it worked for 8 months and today all the sudden...it just stopped working...i only have 10 more minutes on my mac before i have to waster 80 bucks on another charger......make a better one and maybe you can get 3 stars

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good doesn't last

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    Well the one that came with the my macbook burnt off at the charging part I said maybe just a defect I got a new one 8 months later it stops working looks perfectly fine but doesn't work I guess I have to pull out Another $80 its not like I have a choice

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    uggg

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    The charger only lasted 8 months. Not to imply that it should last for years and years, but seriously 8 months? Yes, it gets hot, but so do almost every laptop chargers. I'm just annoyed that it die after eight months and that I now have to shell out a whopping eighty bucks for a poorly designed product.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    • Written by from Houston

    I really like my macbook but the charger keeps burning me and now it doesn't work anymore!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh; I thought this one would last longer...

    • Written by from Portland

    I thought the new angle of the wire would make this power adapter last longer than the previous model, but it's about a year later, and here I am, replacing it again. It's my annual $79 power brick tax, for the third time in three years.

    I love the magsafe mechanism; it's kept the dog and the kid from knocking the laptop over a number of times, but it seems to me that they could build a joint to last a bit better for $79. If it were $20 or $30 I wouldn't mind replacing it every year, but when the price is encroaching on $100, for a power brick, I expect it to last for at least two or three years.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It charges, but only for the first few months.

    • Written by from Grant Park

    I absolutely hate this charger. Yes, it's nice to know that if I trip over it, my $1,300 machine won't go flying, but the price I pay is a non-flexible, charging tube. It's a terrible concept. Yesterday I called Apple and asked for a replacement (which is costing me $72) and I fear that unless I don't use it at all, it'll soon fail again. This design does not compliment the fine job behind the development of the MacBook Pro. It doesn't even come close.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoy it while it lasts!

    • Written by

    yes the design is sleek, cute and lovely... that is until it packs up for no just cause.

    I used my new macbook for 9 mths before the power startd malfunctioning, sometimes comes on and sometimes off, i need to adjust d flexible cable before i can get a permanent on. after 2 weeks of doing this, it's packed up completely. I bought a replacement (85W) for it and used the original ac power cord. this new one packed up in 2 weeks exactly.
    It was then I saw many similar reviews of faulty power packs for macbook and I felt fortunate that mine lasted that long.

    My advice to Users: You'll love your mac if you just bought one. Enjoy it while it lasts. Guard the power cord like your private parts; dont put any strain whatsoever on it; dont tie it up, bend, curve, tie up the flexible wire in anyway at all, BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL with it, and you might use it longer than i used mine.

    Advice to APPLE: you could do better with something as mundane as power pack... PLUS, the replacement is way too expensive, so much that i've had to suspend the use of my mac for a while.

    With very poor reviews for the adapter, you should do something quickly please... AT LEAST FOR THE LOVE OF THE MAC! and its teeming fans

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Built to Break

    • Written by

    After having my MacBook for a little over a year, my charger slowly gave out (within about a two week period) just as I can see this product has done for many other people... very frustrating that the replacement is so expensive when these things are so short lived. This is something I will take into strong consideration when debating between Apple and Windows in the future. Either fix the product or lower the price.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Year One & Done.

    • Written by from Clymer

    I purchased a Macbook Pro shortly after graduating from highschool, and I fell in love with it! Exactly a year and three days later after receiving my computer, my power adapter is dying. I've been reading reviews, and tons of people say the SAME thing! Such a rip off. Apple needs to come to the realization that this product is faulty. Either make a better product, or replace your customers' products who are dying left and right! I'm not pleased about spending another 80 dollars after buying a 1500 dollar computer!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    11month

    • Written by from Suffern

    my charger quit working in just 11month
    it broke sooooo easy

    4 of 4 people found this useful