• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Found the Problem!

    • Written by from Westminster

    I've had my 15" MacBook for almost a year now and I was really concerned when it stopped charging, the light on my power adapter wouldn't turn on and the computer wouldn't recognize that it was plugged in. The problem started out intermittently, I would plug the cord in and the either the light wasn't on or the computer wouldn't recognize it was charging. For a few days I simply had to unplug the cord from the wall and computer and replug it in in (to wall then computer, never computer then wall) and it would start charging again.
    Eventually it stopped working all together. Reading all the reviews online I was sure my charger had completely died and that I would have to get a whole new one. I called the 1-800-MY-APPLE in case the problem was fixable.

    IT WAS. Please, please PLEASE TRY THIS BEFORE YOU BUY A NEW CORD. I would've been beyond PO'ed if I'd bought a new cord just to find this was the problem all along.The tech support guy instructed me to push the small metal prongs inside the magsafe connector (the part that plugs into the comp) in and out several times, because sometimes debris can become caught inside it. MY LAPTOP IS NOW CHARGING! He did say to keep an eye on it and that sometimes they do completely die, But at least I know that my adapter can and probably will last longer than a year!

    49 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Sparking

    • Written by from Frankton

    I hated the charger at first because it was always sparking from the plug to my outlet.
    The plug folds up which is nice but attached to the bulky part (the big white box) which has some weight to it. I FIGURED OUT HOW TO STOP SPARKS ON MY MACBOOK CHARGER
    by: slide the prong part towards where they point when folded (the prongs are part of a plug into the"big white box.") You can see a seam where it will slide out.
    What you will see after u pull off the prong part is a female port like the one you had on your old boombox.
    It is a very standard plug. For instance, the power cord to my time capsule is a perfect fit.
    Not only now do i not get sparks, I have an extra three feet of cord.....

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    New connector plug may not work with some macbook covers

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I just got the adapter as a backup for my macbook (original still works), so I don't know how well it will hold up, but it seems to be built well. The problem I encountered was that the new connector, that seems designed for the macbook air, is blocked from plugging in by the hard plastic cover that I got for it. I was able to chisel out the plastic cover enough to get it to work, but it seems a design flaw to use an L connector that hugs the mac so closely.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Profiteer

    • Written by from SAN CLEMENTE

    I love most of what Apple does, but do they really need to sell you an entire Power Adaptor when all I was looking for was the extension cord. 85 bucks for a new power cord seems a tad excessive to me.

    And I agree, the product needs to be better conceived. Make the product a little more durable, perhaps make a rotating mag so you can position it however you choose, and then make it bomb-proof. I'm sick of getting nickel and dimed by this company. I've spent thousands of dollars on this company's products, music, movies, etc. over the years.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter design

    • Written by from BEAVER

    The design of the new adapter blocks all the ports. I've got a speck cover on my laptop so adapter only works in one direcion

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but the last one is better

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    I own the black MacBook, purchased in April 2008. The power cord just died, so I bought this one. It works OK most of the time, but doesn't quite fit right. The magnetic part of the original one (the slightly larger white one, with the block and cord coming of perpendicularly) fit securely, and this one seems a little smaller for the hole, and slides around. The magnet does hold tight, but sometimes the little gold pieces on the inside don't meet up, so even when it's attached, it's not charging. Not horrible, but just not quite right for my computer :-(. Oh well! Hopefully, it'll be time for a new computer before too long anyways!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent with room for improvement....

    • Written by from KIRKLAND

    As a new Mac user, the MagSafe power adapter was one of those features that just floored me as an obvious, ingenious, and elegant solution to the more easily damaged power connectors I've used on PC laptops before.

    With a few month of use, I've really liked: the dual-led, dual-state lights on the connector itself (green for charged, orange for charging, visible on both sides) - the option to carry the longer wall cable or adapt the DC adapter as a direct wall plug (less to carry on most days) - the cable itself is quite narrow/slim so it doesn't take up much room in my bag - the DC adapter has flip-out guides for easy cable wrap storage - the new L style connector routes the cable much more sensibly on the desk than the older T style connector, IMHO...

    However, there are some things to nit-pick: the flip-out cable wrap guides are weak and seem to me as if they will break in the near future based on the reality of abuse that my book bag suffers; why not simply mold a guide track into the DC adapter body (this would leave nothing to break, and is an elegant and simple solution to this problem) - the clip attached to the cable to keep it wrapped around the adapter during transit is super weak, it never holds the cable wrapped (not once has it remained gripped to the cable in transit); please make a more secure clip.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter

    • Written by from London

    I recently bought my first Mac and love it so far, but this power adapter has such a short cord I rarely ever use it, and will end up wearing down on my battery. Apple needs to come out with a smaller adapter and a much longer cord, or at least the option of having a longer cord.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My Charger Died Today

    • Written by from kihei

    So, I had my macbook pro 13inch for nearly over a year and its been working fine until today i tried to charge it and the light on the charger wasn't going on. i thought it was my outlet, but i plug it into a diff outlet and still nothing. i was looking at the other the reviews cuz i thought it was something i did to it when i cleaned it. I keep my macbook clean and neat. so when i looking thru the reviews theres been alot of disappointment and i'm one of them. i love Apple products, but really Apple? Don't you think at least read people reviews and improve your products. and $60-$80 is a bit to high for a charger. $40-$50 is a reasonable price. just my opinion. thank you for reading

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So-So Product

    • Written by from Chappaqua

    I've only used this power cord for a few months now so I can't really attest to its endurance or fragility. It's probably the bulkiest power adapter I've ever used. I generally use my laptop at my desk but every once in a while, I do bring it along trips or to another room. This adapter is horrible for travel. The adapter needs its own big pocket to be stored in so I'm not really pleased. MAC/Apple should re-design this product for more convenient use in mind. It's also really expensive for an adapter and for its only so-so quality.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    only OK

    • Written by from Coral Springs

    included with my white unibody macbook.
    It works alright, I've had almost no problem with it except for the shape of the plug.
    When you plug it in, it blocks the Ethernet and mini display ports. You can turn it the other way, but it still kinda gets in the way, also, I don't use a case, but someone else said that if you do, it won't fit in correctly the other way.
    It does the job, but I think I like the old shape a little better

    20 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    just bought this product

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I just bought this product because it is the one that came with my new macbook and my cat got mad because he was not getting attention and took the cord out with one bite. This sent a power serge to my laptop that turned it off and reset it so when I turned it back on it thought it was new years eve 2000. So its good but all I have to say is my kitten friend it with one bite so be careful.

    8 of 25 people found this useful