• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapter in History (Three Dead in Five Months)

    • Written by from Austin

    If I could give this zero stars, I would. Like many of these people, I do not normally write reviews. However, I bought this computer in August of 2010 and my third adapter since then just died – within FOUR days of purchasing it. Absolutely nothing to cause or justify a mechanical failure has occured. It just stopped working. Judging from these reviews, that's incredibly common. Apple needs to do something about this if they ever want me to buy one of their computers again.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DEAD AFTER SIX MONTHS?!?!

    • Written by from north vancouver

    I cannot describe my frustration in having my second charger fail in 6 months!!!! SERIOUSLY something is wrong with this adapter! If apple knows it's going to fail every few months make it cheaper. Nothing is worse having this fail right after christmas when everyone is already broke!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the R&D Team on this one??

    • Written by from swoyersville

    Bought a second one so I can leave one at work, have one on the go.... New three weeks and died today.... The original one that came with my Macbook Pro is cracked and on it's last leg as well... Where's the R&D team on this one?

    27 of 27 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've gone through 3 in 4 months.

    • Written by from Kenosha

    For the most part, I love everything about Apple, but this charger is completely unreliable. As a college student, money is already an issue, so dealing with replacing a charger is something I don't want to deal with. The heads always fall off because it's just not durable enough. I never tug on my cord or anything, so I was really shocked when each of my chargers broke.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Ottawa

    After my second T-shaped cable frayed and stopped working (I think that's a problem in itself), I ordered this L-shape. Like another reviewer said, it didn't work right out of the box. Fortunately that reviewer mentioned removing the battery, which I did, and for some reason now it's working, but the same reviewer said he's had to remove the battery repeatedly since to get the charger working again. None of the troubleshooting advice on the site is of any help. For $80 plus tax, this is a huge disappointment. Apple, I've been your number one fan since I was about 9 years old. Please don't force me to the dark side with shoddy design problems like this!!!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate.

    • Written by from Martin

    I have had to go through TWO chargers cause this stupid thing keeps dying and I've been through two in only 2-3 months, this is ridiculous and I'm getting ready to get another one. I baby my charger, I'm OCD over it. This charger is horrible and if it wasn't for me loving my MacBook and everything I wouldn't care. I WANT THE OLD CHARGER BACK I HAD IT FOR A YEAR AND IT GOT A STRAIN. But no, this one doesn't get a strain, IT DIES EVERY SINGLE TIME.


    I will never like this charger and I don't have $80.00 a month to just buy a charger.

    I hate this....

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So so...

    • Written by from Denver

    i havn't noticed in any of the other reviews the mention that if you plug it in the way it is shown on the apple website to plug it in, that it covers the ethernet port. You may be thinking, "Oh just flip it the other way." WRONG about 50% of macbook users have cases and cases prevent it from plugging in to the mac correctly the other way. nice design, looks 10 times better, but the design is a fail.

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree with all other macbook users.

    • Written by from Roscoe

    It's been said countless times, but these chargers are the worst. Every other computer out there has one that you can disconnect before the dc adapter. Replacing the chord costs about $3. Not only are they built into the dc adapter on the mac, but the chords are flimsy and fray well within a year of regular usage.

    I've bought about 4 or 5 adapters in the past 4 years that I've owned my Mac at $80 a piece each. You can bet that this latest one to break is getting cracked open with a screwdriver and soldered together by hand, because there's no way that I'm going to continue to fund this kind of highway robbery.

    Apple, there are 1,504 negative reviews on this charger and more come rolling in every day. Please recall this product and design one that actually works.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New Design But Broken Anyway

    • Written by from Duluth

    4/12/13 I'm about to buy my 5th power adapter in 5 years! The last one was the new and improved deal. The problem isn't just in the part that attaches to the computer. It's also the skinny cord that connects to the MagSafe. It kinks and shreds at the connection site. If's too expensive! Either redesign it or at least allow customers to buy just the skinny part & not the whole two part cord & adaptor. Come on APPLE!

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Losing ability to charge my laptop

    • Written by from San Francisco CA

    It takes a bit of manipulation to attach the charger at the right angle so it starts charging my laptop. What's up with this?!

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm just about to order another one...

    • Written by from Portland

    Because my charger broke YET AGAIN. I seem to have to replace about once a year. This last one lasted a whopping 1.5 years because I treated it like a newborn baby made of glass. Seriously, Apple? This is totally unacceptable. I will not be buying a Macbook ever again unless the power cord situation is remedied.

    I am extremely nice to my chargers, and now that I am no longer a student on the go, my cord usually gets moved from my bedroom to living room and on the occasional out of town trip. It's a pretty light level of use, and yet I had fraying at the plug-in site until it eventually just died. I tried to fix with a bit of a electrical tape but obviously that was a temporary fix. Sigh.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? I have buy another?

    • Written by from Ipswich

    I am going on my third power adapter for my macbook, now. Terrible terrible terrible. My last one just stopped working. This time the cord frayed under the casing, I suspect -- it just doesn't work anymore and I bought it new about a year ago. The cord casings are FAR TOO THIN -- about half the size of my husband's sturdy PC cable. I don't care if the heavier wire looks ugly, Apple: build these things to last. I feel like I'm throwing 80 dollars away every time on your sucky design, but have no choice because I like the macbook.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate it

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    I've had to replace this charger three times already. There is absolutely zero strain relief and the cord never fails to fray and eventually stop working altogether. Im so tired of repeatedly paying $80 to buy the same poorly engineered product just so that i can continue to use my macbook pro. Extremely unimpressed.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Charger BLOWS

    • Written by

    ive had the same problem here as everyone else, no need to say the same thing again.

    why is apple still selling this charger and why havent they addressed the problem?

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on my fifth one of these

    • Written by from peterborough

    I have had to replace this exact cord a total of five times. $85 plus tax at the local store equals about a hundred dollars each time. Thats around 500. This is almost half of what i paid for the actual computer. Love the computer, just not the cord.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of ......

    • Written by from DURHAM

    fill in the blank. This power adapter broke after a month of use.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fourth replacement this year!

    • Written by from ASHBURN

    I'm here to order my fourth replacement cord this year! We have four Mac laptops, and all four of their power cords no longer charge the laptops. With the $240 we've spent in cords this year . . .

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    91 days and it no longer works...and I am in Afghanistan for a year

    • Written by from Tucson

    I purchased a MACBOOK Pro based on its durability, size and capability to ensure that I could Facetime with my family while deployed for a year. Too bad the peripherals, like the power cord, are not as durable as the MACBOOK itself. After 91 days the adapter stopped working so Apple won't cover it and now I can no longer Facetime with my family. This is a horrible adapter and I do not believe it is worth $80. Thanks for the support Apple. Hopefully there will be a better design in the future. If Apple chooses to investigate and fix this issue with weak power adapters, maybe they will replace the cords for those MACBOOK Pro customers affected. I am very dissatisfied with this adapter.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Do Something!

    • Written by from Lake

    I bought this adapter to keep at home so I wouldn't have to take the one at work home every night. I bought it for $79, but thought the convenience would be worth it. However, when I took it out of the box and plugged it in, it did nothing. I thought perhaps I was doing something wrong, or the outlet was bad, but after trying everything, I went to some troubleshooting blogs. I found that this is a common problem with older Macs that came with the T style adapter.

    The general recommendation I got from the blogs was to take the battery out, and put it back in. It worked! In the last two days of using it, sometimes I have to do it, sometimes I don't, but after paying $80 dollars for something what a pain! There is nothing wrong with my computer, and I'm not getting a new one anytime soon. Since Apple isn't making the old one any more, shouldn't they address this problem? Is anyone at Apple listening out there?!! I would give this product zero stars, but it wasn't an option.

    26 of 27 people found this useful