• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly awful product

    • Written by from Goshen

    I purchased my MacBook Pro for college. Naturally, I expected great things from a company who advocates so strongly for education. The MagSafe Power Adapter has NEVER worked properly. Each time I connect it to my MacBook, I have to play around with it before the light goes on and my computer charges at all. Now, after reading MANY reviews, I fear that soon it will stop working altogether. I'm extremely disappointed in Apple for its failure to produce a dependable product. As a student, I depend on my computer for my education, and if my computer has no power, what am I supposed to do?

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Power Cord

    • Written by from Cawker City

    $80 for a power cord - come on - give me a break !!!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los angeles

    This item shorted out on me faster than any charger I've ever owned. For $79, I expect it to last more than 7 months, especially when it had been meticulously cared for and gently handled.

    Sad to have to buy another replacement so soon.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 - 9 months

    • Written by from State College

    Be prepared to replace every 6 - 9 months.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment.

    • Written by from Kuna

    I love my Macbook and every part about it... except this. After 11 and 1/2 months from buying my Mac, the charger cable started to go out on me. Sometimes when I touched it it even would feel extremely hot. Luckily for me, though, I still had Apple's lovely warranty and was able to receive a new charger for free.

    Apple please either cut the price or improve the quality of this charger!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    fix the problem with these Apple!!!

    • Written by from Springfield

    I have a spring 2010 edition of the macbook pro. Already had to replace this power cable. Thats less than a year...this problem needs to be fixed...especially at $80 bucks a pop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Help me please.

    • Written by from hampton

    I've had my Macbook Pro 13" since the beginning of July.
    It's January now, and the charger is really making me mad.
    Whenever the cord is in an awkward position, it just stops charging, so what do I do?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    • Written by from lake orion

    After my old cord broke off in my computer, from being 3 years old I'm assuming? which was the old design,I had to get the new design power cord and I am not happy with it. In order to charge my computer I must now take off the bottom cover case that I purchased through apple ( a pink incase design) because that slight quarter of an inch does not allow the power adaptor to reach inside the computer. Never had a problem with the design of the old power cord but after having this one for several hours I know it is going to be very inconvenient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaceable You

    • Written by from BURRADOO

    Ever since my beloved aluminum Powerbook, I've been fighting with the Incredible Breaking Cord on these things. The wire gets broken right below where it inserts into the computer. THERE IS A FIX. I wrap red electrical tape several times around the vulnerable part. The tape cushions and protects the wire. I've never had one of them break since.

    Now there is a new design--and it looks as though Apple have actually been trying to fix the problem. But I think the new design is as vulnerable to breakage as the old one--and harder to protect with tape. But what I don't get is why they don't just accept the inevitable and design the adapter in such a way that the cord from the adapter can be unplugged and replaced--at a fraction of the cost of replacing the whole darn assembly. Could it be that Apple makes more money out of these accessories than out of the computer itself. . . .?

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Macbooks, 2 Adapters, Same Fate

    • Written by from Fort Rucker

    Have to admit, I have no desire to spend $200 on new adapters my me and my wife. Our macbooks are "deskbooks" and never go anywhere, yet both adapters are broken. I have a black one, she has a white one, and both adapters are dying. Her's is falling apart, mine won't charge the battery unless I wiggle and lick it (yes, lick it). While I love the computers, this is ridiculous. Apple, you've got to do better! I've had macs for years and it wasn't until MagSafe that chargers became unreliable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    extreme overheating

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    The part of the charger that connects to the computer gets so hot in this model that I've actually burned my hand on many occasions. I wish I could have just gotten another of the old version charger when mine stopped working because the heat coming off this one is impossible to work with.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easy

    • Written by from FREEPORT

    Made poorly. Owned my MACBOOK for about eight months than it started to give me problems charging "on and off" for about 2 -3 weeks before It stopped charging completely. The tip fell off while examining the cord. Got a new one, but feel apple should revisit the problem. Like the magnetic feature but feel quality and construction is still lacking.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    First the hard drive and now my Apple 60W Magsafe Power Adapter...broken

    • Written by from Pickering

    In May/June 2010 my 13" 2007 Macbook hard drive died but I did get a replacement due to an issue with some hard drives for that year. Dec 2010 the wire casing on my original 60W Magsafe Power Adapter suddenly separated leaving the wire(s) exposed not by the magnetic end but at the other end by the adapter box. I am always careful with my Macbook and never handle it roughly. I also never leave the power adapter lying around after using it and never pull on the cord, so I am extremely surprised that the casing should come apart. I have taped it with electrical tape, but it will not work. Also, the adapter would get extremely hot. I cannot use my Mac until I can afford another power adapter. I don't have enough space to explain the issue I had with the replacement hard drive....all I can say is I like Apple but it's just too expensive.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected better

    • Written by from Oakdale

    It's really sad, because I was just telling a friend that the "L" style magsafe was much better than the "T", but now the magsafe just broke off entirely from the wire. From the looks of it, the wire was twisting a lot and the threads finally just gave and snapped off. I can only assume it's from a lot of travel, but since it's a cord for a notebook of all things, it really should be able to withstand more than this. Portable machines need to travel better, WITH its charger. I haven't even had this one for more than two months.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 years - broken

    • Written by from Madrid

    Mine is not even two years old and it broke down yesterday night. Not cool buying a new one for 90 €.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought Mac was better than this

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    My MacBook is 2 years & 2 months old and the MagSafe power adapter went out this week. 2 years...really? Shouldn't an Apple product last longer than that? Seeing how many poor reviews the power adapter gets, this appears to be the norm. I am disappointed and don't expect a long life from the replacement that I purchased today. Can't somebody in Cupertino engineer a better adapter? Please?

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced rip-off, too sensitive to wetness

    • Written by from Rome

    My 1st grandson pulled out the cord while I was in the computer. Before I could get it back, he stuck the mag safe in his mouth. Once again, now grandson #2, same thing. And once again, the power adapter will not work. Another $80 down the drain. I do not understand how with such a good design Apple couldn't go one step further. There should be the ability to just replace the mag safe connector, going into the power unit. This way, you do not need to replace the entire unit if the connector is the damaged piece. And hopefully, not be gouged by Apple for so much $$$$.
    I guess ........ spit happens.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good & Bad

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I really love the design of the adapter, but I must say that it was not made for people who move up and down with their macbook.
    I've had my Macbook Pro for 14 months, and I just had to replace my adapter.
    It started heating up, and it would not give me the amber nor bright green lights. I had to move it around in different positions, and keep my computer in one place for it to charge. This shortage in power supply really affected my computers ability to retain charge.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the design, but not the quality

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I like the new design. It is much easier to maneuver. However, I have had the product for less than 6 months and I have noticed the that the charge light frequently goes out. I have to jiggle the cord to get it to work. Considering the new design means I do not have to bend the cord as I did the last one, I am not sure why this is happening and there is no 'warranty'. The old design lasted 4 years, so although this one is more practical, it does not have the high standards I associate with Mac products.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this charger

    • Written by from long beach

    It stopped working the second day I bought it. I had to come to the Review to see what kind of problems people have and their solutions so I can maybe get mine working again. It worked after I tried taking out the battery and putting it back in. I was very upset to see it break after just a day of usage and trying to figure out what happened to this faulty charger. It is kind of a relieve to know that I can always make it work by removing the battery.

    Aside from the frustration of its functionality, I like that it comes with an extension cord. Apple should make all their products free of defect.

    30 of 32 people found this useful