• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Made to be Constantly Replaced

    • Written by from Miami

    Macbook power cords are really bad quality! This is the second time I've had to PURCHASE a new one and my Macbook is not even 2 years old. For what a Macbook costs, they should be replaced for free for the lifetime of the Macbook, since you seem to be unable to produce a good one,

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CHEAP. SIMPLY CHEAP!

    • Written by from moreno valley

    Okay so i own a macbook pro 13" that i bought in nov. 2010. i la la la love my mac, but HATE HATE HATE the charger for this this thing. since ive owned my mac i have had to replace 2 not one but 2 chargers because they mysteriously stop working! hate it. come on apple get with it, start making some better chargers for this thing, because they are expensive to replace!

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I just bought my third in four years

    • Written by from Chillicothe

    The fact that these adapters are so expensive and of such poor quality is truly frustrating.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I have high expectations from Apple products. Unfortunately, this adapter does not meet them.

    I initially ordered this adapter as a replacement for the original which came with my laptop (purchased around 2007). The old one worked well, but gradually the connections inside the end had come loose. The new one was in a different style, but attached and powered the laptop correctly. I thought at the time that 80 dollars for a power cord was rather ridiculous, but affordable if it lasted 3+years.
    3 months later, the same problem developed -- the connectors inside the head were loose. I couldn't face paying that amount again so quickly, so ordered a generic one online (25 dollars), which is working fine so far.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third charger in 21 months

    • Written by from Lake Echo

    Am I happy? You do the math.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UGH!!!

    • Written by from Tallahassee

    I am appalled at apple. I got my macbook pro this past summer, and it came with the new "magsafe" charger. at first I thought it was much better-looking and sleeker than the old white charger, but I now regret praising it. After a mere 5 months, the charger started acting up. I would have to fidget with it and unplug and replug until the little orange light showed up. Then, of course, the slightest shift of the computer caused it to stop charging or reset itself. It was so annoying! Not to mention my macbook has fallend from my bed a total of THREE times because I or someone else have tripped over the cord, bringing my entire life in a computer crashing down. Now, 6 months after purchasing, my charger has completely stopped working, and I've been using my roommate's old charger for the time being. There should be a recall on these chargers. I just want one that works and lasts; I don't care how it looks!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, are you listening?

    • Written by

    I'm reading all these reviews and they're saying exactly how they feel. After having the old charger for 3 years, it finally died out and I had to replace it. I got the new design charger around may and it's september and it looks like I'm going to have to buy another one and I'm not happy. It charged on and off and today it just gave out. I don't understand how everyone is complaining about the same problem but you still fail to change it. I always support apple but this is just ridiculous. You guys have got to get it together.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 years = 4 chargers

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    I love my MacBook Pro, but its MagSafe Power Adaptor falls inexplicably short of Apple's usually high standard. I am now purchasing my 4th charger before my computer's 4th birthday. I bought an Apple for its dependability, but I have been plagued by power issues.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the cord is frayed after less than 1.5 years

    • Written by from Edmonton

    the problem is the same as mentioned by others

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who makes this junk?

    • Written by from Missoula

    I've been a Mac person since 2002 and have owned iPods, iPads, laptops, Mac Minis, Apple TV, and various other products. These adapters are without a doubt the worst product that Apple offers.
    I've had my current laptop since 2009, and I am online now to by my SIXTH! power adapter for it. The first one lasted about two years, but since then it's been a maximum of 6 months and a minimum of about 30 days.
    If we want to continue using the computers, what choice to we have but to continue buying this horrible product?

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 3rd charger in 2.5 years!!!

    • Written by from Akron

    The original charger that came with my MacBook Pro lasted a little over 2 years. Bought a replacement at the apple store and it died a little under 2 months later. Now on my 3rd charger so I'm crossing my fingers. I would expect this kind of thing from other computer companies, but not apple. I love all apple products, but I am slowly starting to hate their computers because of this issue. I will be seriously considering other laptop manufacturers when it is time for a new one.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Problem

    • Written by from Hot Springs

    I've had my MacBook for nearly 6 years. In that time I've gone through 4 power cords. Why? Because the cord keeps breaking at the base. I've tried using the sides that flip up to store it. I've tried placing a ball between the box and the cord when I wrap it so that the cord isn't bent too directly. Nothing works. Isn't the point of a laptop so that you can take it with you? Well that usually includes taking the power cord, but this is clearly an issue when I have gone through 4 of them in 6 years. I love my Mac, but I am exhausted with every 18 months buying a new power cord for $80 a pop.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Working

    • Written by from Coral Gables

    I bought my MacBook Pro in June of 2010 and in less than two years the charger stopped working. I could leave it plugged in all day and my laptop won't charge at all, the light doesn't turn on - not green for charged or orange for charging. It hasn't been mishandled at all, it just one day stopped working. And that a new one is $80 is a little ridiculous, to say the least.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Greenfield

    I have only had my laptop for a few months and the power adapter that came with it (which is this one) has already shorted out. I assume it's from it bending from the magnet connection the way that it is. I am beyond upset that I have to shell out $85 to replace this. I love Mac, but I'm very disappointed in this product. I expected more.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 chargers stopped working in 1 month

    • Written by from bethlehem

    This is sad. 6 month old 13 inch macbook. Now allow me to describe The issues iv had over the past 1 month.
    1- This charger came with the computer it lasted a good few months but than began to flicker then while adjusting the head of the charger it actually fell off.
    2- This charger was one that had been borrowed from the school district (my moms a teacher) The chord got frayed and stopped working although it gave me a good shock when i was unplugging it.
    3- This is ANOTHER charger borrowed from the school district just like the first one The head of the charger was the issue although the head did not fall off it just flickered unless positioned right but it stopped working in a week. I now have to return 2 broken chargers to the school
    4- I went back to the apple store with my first charger to get it replaced. They replaced it and I was using it but it just stopped charging my computer for no reason. I have taken good care of all these chargers and they are extremely poorly made. I would expect more from apple

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this thing

    • Written by from Baldwinsville

    Don't get me wrong - I love the MacBook, but this is the SECOND charger that has died on me in one year's time. SECOND. And I'm ticked. There's another $79 plus shipping down the tubes. Very, very, very unhappy.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky if it lasts a year

    • Written by from Ventura

    I've had several now for one macbook. Very frustrating and way too expensive considering how long they last. Apple seriously needs to address this.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective

    • Written by from Penn valley

    Horrible charger. The one for my old mac is still going many years later but this one is new and already broken. Light does not go on, it does not charge. I have not done anything to this charger to damage it. Poor quality product. Apple needs to re-design. The old chargers were much better. I hope you read these reviews because I'm not the only one with this problem. You need to fix this problem, Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    why are apple chargers so bad?

    • Written by from Willington

    My laptop is 3.5 years old and I've never had any problems with it, but I'm about to buy my third charger. What is wrong with this picture?? Apple is clearly capable of making long-lasting, functional products, so what's the deal with the terrible chargers? With my chargers, nothing explodes or melts, the wires don't fray (although the plastic casing around the wires does crack pretty easily), they just... stop working. I'm tired of shelling out $80 every year for a new charger!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    in 10 months i have went though 4 macbook chargers

    • Written by from chicago

    for 80 on macbook chargers that last 3 month at most is not worth it, i like apple but the laptop chagers are no good not worth buying a macbook if the charger fails so much. I will buy a regular PC laptop this mac charger is not worth the extra 400 a year on chargers

    39 of 43 people found this useful