• 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

    If I could give this 0 stars I would

    • Written by from Elk Grove Village

    I don't understand how a company can hear complaint after complaint about a product and as its solution, offers the same inferior product. Apple is a brand that promotes brand exclusivity through the functions/features of its products and accessories. This is a smart business plan and lets users access cutting edge features that are user friendly. We pay a premium to access these features by buying Apple products. But in this instance, it's only a drawback for the MagSafe Power Adapter and it makes me feel like an **expletive** for buying any of this company's products. Apple has software updates to fix bugs that users report to make a better product for its software. Yet when Apple hears its consumers' reports on the inferior quality on its chargers, its solution is to ignore it and sell a cheap product for a huge mark up!! These adapters can't stand up to the everyday use that its require of them, most barely lasting a year. And when I try to heed GeniusBar's advice to prolong the longevity of the product, any advice given to me fails to prolong the lifespan. And at least once sometimes twice a year I am stuck with a perfectly good computer that I cannot use because one of the least technical aspects of the system doesn't function.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    • Written by from Portland

    While my macbook was under apple care, i didn't mind if the adapter broke ( though it only happened twice). Now i am going onto my 4th year with my macbook, no longer under apple care and as a student apples price for their adapter is way too high. the product itself isn't even durable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Suspect Foul Play

    • Written by from Kennewick

    I have had my macbook for three years. In that time, I have been forced to purchase four power adapters, after suffering the exact same cable breakage in every one. I have always been gentle with them. I have never jerked on them, stored them improperly, or used them in bent position. The last cable I even protected with cord casing to no avail. These things simply refuse to stay in working condition. Nothing has improved in the six years since this product was launched. Meanwhile, every other company on the face of the earth manages to manufacture cables which will last a decade and cost less than a third of what the MagSafe does. Do you sense a scam yet? Because you should. These adapters are the paragon of the term "designed for the dump."

    So, if you plan on buying a macbook, take into account not only the cost of the computer itself, but the additional 300-500 dollars you'll be spending on replacement adapters over the life of the computer. Expect inconvenience, frustration, and a sense of having been cheated. Or consider buying a different laptop.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Fountain City

    I've barely had the cord any time at all, treated it gently, and the tip just fell off after a couple days of it only half of the time giving me a charge. And now I have to buy this one, because I have no other options and it's ludicrously overpriced. If I were not required to use on of their laptops, I would refuse to touch Apple because of this. As is, I will never be buying anything from Apple that I'm not required to. You've lost a customer.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    • Written by from RIDGEWOOD

    I've had one for less than a year and within the last few months I've had problems with it not charging properly and other such defects that could (with work) be adjusted so I could charge my computer. But as I write this very review my battery life dwindles as I use the last 14% of battery I have to get this across: THE CHARGER WON'T WORK!!! At this point in time there is no adjusting, it simply won't charge. From these prior months I've learned the techniques in making the thing charge, but now nothing. So in order to charge my computer I need to spend an appalling amount of money for another charger that won't last me that long either. If apple sends me 3 new chargers, I'll take them no charge for the three years this one charger should have lasted. Bad product, poorly designed.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have you heard us yet!?

    • Written by from Ewa Beach

    I am not going to echo all of the same messages I am reading about the same issue I am dealing with, other than mine is less than a year old, looks brand new, and just died. It is number four. I have been especially careful with this one because I was given some tips from a specialist at the apple store. Well, all that worked. Ridiculous!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible magsafe power adapter

    • Written by from TERTNES

    I am on my third power adapeter for macbook pro now. They have a terrible quality on the isolation. The rubber dries out and cracks, go the whole chord comes apart, especially in the ends where it connects to the magnetic mac adapter, and in the other end where it connects to the power adapter. I am tired of spending $100 every year for poor design and quality so the wire is now covered in black electricians tape. We'll see how long it takes before another crack appears.

    Get yourself together Mr. Mac!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product ever

    • Written by from Dartmouth

    unbelievable that i spent what i did to buy my macbook pro and the charger is such poor quality. i really hope apple notices the amount of bad reviews about this product and does something about it. their computers are so great but this charger is terrible. but im sure they don't mind half of their chargers breaking JUST after the 1 year warranty runs out - they must make a fortune on replacement chargers.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not Last AT ALL.

    • Written by from Pikeville

    I am a University student, and when my dad took me out to buy a laptop, I fell in love with the 13" Mac Book Pro. I am currently a junior, and I am about to order my FOURTH charger. I don't know WHY these chargers do not last, but my homework is all writing and internet extensive. PLEASE, PLEASE, do something about the design to help make it last. Sometimes they only last a few months, this recent one has almost made it a year. But that's not good enough.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought Apple stood by their products?!

    • Written by from Portland

    Just like the others, my cord would work intermittently at first, depending on how much I jiggle the cord, now it doesn't work at all and I haven't even had my laptop a year :(
    I love my Macbook but I'm really disappointed that Apple is not addressing this HUGE issue! I'll think twice before recommending their products anymore

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have had my MacBook Pro for 18 months and I am about to purchase my third power adapter. The design of the power cord is significantly flawed as the magnetic part detaches from the rest of the cord. I do not place stress on my power cord, it doesn't get thrown into bags, I don't spin in circles while holding my computer, or even have it in a place where stress is placed on the cord, yet they continue to break. Beware.

    27 of 29 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish.

    • Written by from Victorville

    Terrible!!!! Lasted 3 months. It better be under warrantee. I just bought my Macbook Pro at the towards the end of Oct. 2011, and I bought Apple care so I'm expecting this to be covered. I am new to Mac, and instantly fell in love with OS X. But the hardware is garbage. My screen hinge broke within the first month and a half, took a week to get it fixed, now this. Just another inconvenience.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, Flimsy, Flimsy

    • Written by from Davis

    Come on Apple, it is long past time you made these sturdier. Or, make it possible to replace the cord at a cheaper price. It just isn't reasonable to treat a power adapter as a consumable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure

    • Written by from Ronse

    This is the main focus of my apple frustrations (i have others) the product can't handle anything. In owning a macbook for one year i had one fail by itself, one fail when falling from not even a foot and one fail due to poor design. Apple work on this! The simple fact that in my warranty period i had to have this replaced 3 times (paying for it three times) is a simple disgrace for your brand

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate MacBook chargers.

    • Written by from Oxford

    I am on my 4th MacBook charger in the past 3 years. These things just do not last. I have used both the old and new designs and neither are reliable. The charger I am using now barely connects and I have to fidget around with it for it to work properly. Apple needs to come up with a new design.

    I am about to order a new charger, just because I have to, not because I like them.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ANNOYED

    • Written by from Mississauga

    My cord went out just like everyone else in here and i have had this mac for a little over a year and I'm not happy that i have to spend more money on a cord that should work. To me that doesn't make any sense whats so ever. The mac book is great but replacing a charger that goes out is not good at all.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New MagSafe Power adaptor

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    We have gone through two $79 magsafe power adapters in the last 14 months. You have to admit that the design is very cool in appearance, however the devise doesn't last. Apple really needs to take a look at what people are saying in these on-lin reviews and redesign the charger. The problem is with the magnetic connector which connects into the MacBook. We have found that this is the weak link in the charger and the connector fails within about 7 months under normal use. Replacing these chargers is getting rather expensive and frustrating. APPLE ENGINEERS - WAKE UP AND PLEASE READ THESE REVIEWS!!!!

    26 of 27 people found this useful