• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New and Better than the Old MagSafe

    • Written by from markham

    I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the better), it doesn't nearly get as hot as the old MagSafe did (incredibly this one stays very cool, even on extended periods of time, although that could be because it's new.) Lastly, the actual connector is pretty innovative, feels much sturdier and less prone to fire/breaking/separation issues. It also wraps around a better/more effective contour. All in all, for $79 compared to $99, and the benefits i've named, it's a much better buy than the previous MagSafe (still overpriced, apple)

    2004 of 2977 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY better than old design

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    i just purchased this product bc my old power adapter broke. this new design prevents the cord from bending right at the magnet, which is how my old charger broke. since the cord comes out of the magnet parallel to the computer side, and not perpendicular like the old one, it can't bend and cause the wires to fray over time... like it so far!

    1030 of 1722 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read This!

    • Written by from Houston

    I have a 2008 Macbook and lost my charger on a trip. I was reluctant to order this new one as it is not the exact type they used to provide and after reading the previous bad reviews, I was concerned.

    The first day, the charger worked but the second day, the light failed to eluminate and the laptop was not charging. Hence, my laptop died!

    I visited the Genius Bar at the Apple Store and was amazed to find out that the laptop battery in the older Macbook's needs to be reset/cycled to work with the new power adaptors.

    Apple is also coming out with a software patch that will address this issue.

    I wonder if all the previous poor reviews are because of this issue? Hmmm....

    To fix, simply remove the battery from the laptop and press the button for 10 seconds to reset it.

    Once back in the battery slot, plug the laptop into the new charger and it works!

    A GREAT tip for anyone wondering why this charger does not work with their 2009 and earlier Macbook. It is NOT the charger but the laptop. Voila!

    124 of 178 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple will REPLACE that!

    • Written by from Kittanning

    I was going to purchase a replacement for my frayed power cord, but the Apple Store sales person said that it was a covered item, and they replaced it for me for free. While I'm not happy that it frayed, the service is unparalleled! LOVE THEM!

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolved my "Not Charging" issue.

    • Written by from Fresh Meadows

    My initial MacBook Pro charger (which came with the Mac) was not even a year old, and already started to have issues with the MagSafe. It would constantly say that my battery was not charging -- even when it was plugged in!

    After much hesitation, I purchased this one and it works perfectly (so far). It resolved the "Not Charging" issue. Hopefully it won't fall apart as fast as my first charger that came with the Mac --- these are expensive!

    30 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Charger

    • Written by from Mount Vernon

    I love my 13 inch macbook pro. I've had it for five years, and it still runs faster than this dell for which I am writing this review. The only trouble I've ever had with the power adapter is that sometimes the light doesn't turn on, or it will say its not charging. When that happens I just unplug it, then plug it back in. Always fixes the problem. Unfortunately, our new dog bit through my cable which is why I'm buying a new one. 5 stars on the product, 1 star for the price. (its just way to high!!!)

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Total rip off

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I've only had my mac for about 4 months and the adapter already needs to be replaced...and that will cost me $79...WTH!! Love my mac, but Apple can and should do better on this item!!!!!!!

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great customer service

    • Written by from Flushing

    I had the same problem like all the reviews. third charger replacement. I was able to call and get a $50 off for the replacement charger this time.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe "L"

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    Preferred design by far -- the most robust and sleek of the Magsafe power adaptors. Unhappy that new MacBooks have reverted to a "T" connector

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT MIX AND MATCH

    • Written by from Lafayette

    So first of all this is a battery charger we're reviewing, it should not have this many bad reviews it either works or it doesn't the rest of it is how well you take care of your things.

    One thing Apple won't tell you though is some parts are just not compatible with other parts just because Apple likes to upgrade things and end up overlooking what is not being mentioned. Chargers especially. If you have a MACBOOK and are using the MACBOOK PRO charger, this will drain the MACBOOK'S battery. If you are charging a MACBOOK PRO with a MACBOOK charger this will kill the charger. DO NOT MIX AND MATCH!

    These chargers are made specifically for that computer model, so next time you purchase a charger or battery make sure you look up the model number not just the style of your computer.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    • Written by from Wetumpka

    I came on here wanting to buy a second one (to keep at work) and saw all the negative reviews. I switched from PC (before that was a Mac user until 2001), and my PC laptop power supply was much worse. I have lots of Apple devices and after two years my iPad power supply did fray, but I did mistreat it. It still works though.

    I think a power supply is not something you review if it works, you only come into complain about whatever horrible thing you did to it.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Glendale

    Never had any problems with any of the magsafe chargers. Working perfectly, continues to do so.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter even with its flaws

    • Written by from Leander

    This adapter is much improved over what I have used in the past on PC's, and is even an improvement over the old Apple connectors. With the newer "L" adapter (the only one you can buy now) make sure you have Snow Leopard or higher though. My wife's MacBook Pro from 2007 had crazy issues trying to get this to work until I updated her to 10.6.8 and now that she's on 10.7 we never have problems; I assume the charging issue is driver related. As for the cable fraying, that happens with all cables if you coil them up frequently; Be gentle and your mileage will probably be much better.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, and still working after 3.5 years

    • Written by from Bellevue

    I honestly don't know why so many people have issues with this power adapter. I always keep mine with me, whether it's at school, at home, or at a friend's house.

    I never bring the extension cable with me since I've never needed to use it before, so I really just use the standard "brick". I've had my power adapter since I received my MacBook in 2008 and it still runs perfectly fine. And to tell you the truth, I don't treat this with very much care. Upon reading the reviews of how poor this product's durability is, I decided to test it myself.

    Well, after 3.5 years of constant use, I have no issues with it and I plan to keep using it as I have been. No problems with the cable fraying, no problems with the cable breaking at the strain reliefs, no problems with the cable overheating, everything is just perfect.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from Matawan

    I've read all the other reviews and each situation may be different, but as for my experience, I love the product. I've had my MacBook Pro now about nine months and the charger has worked perfectly every time. It doesn't overheat or get warm at all and I love the ease of connecting it to the machine. I would love to buy a second one for the office, but the $80 is a little steep for that luxury.

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    • Written by from Prospect

    the old version of this worked fine for one year until the wire starting fraying and coming loose from the plug. This design is so much better and it looks like I won't be having that problem anymore.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Andover

    This new charger is great, the old one after about a year and a half broke, brought it to the apple store, told them I wanted a new one for free, and they went rent to the shelf and gave me one, and I have to say that Apple has great customer service.

    15 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Power Cord!!

    • Written by from Edenton

    The power cord is sturdy and well build. When moving a couch I accidentally dropped it on my power cord, the thing still survived! Do not listen to those nay-sayers.

    22 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never had a problem

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I have owned two MacBooks both with the MagSafe Power Adapters and have never had a problem in over 6 years of constant use. I like the design and appreciate that when I am occasionally clumsy and trip over the cord that it just pops out and doesn't send my laptop to the floor.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing power supply!

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    I really cannot for the life of me figure out why there are so many negative complaints about this power supply. I have owned Windows based laptops until buying a Macbook Pro and those all had clumsy, cheaply made power supplies with clunky connectors. I love the Apple MacSafe and it's forward thinking design. It is well crafted and expertly made. I can see it lasting many years. What I think is that people today do not take care of their gear and expect everything to withstand being thrown around, dropped and stepped on. Any electrical item will fail given that treatment. Apple makes the best, period!

    1 of 4 people found this useful