• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Super !

    • Written by from Wien

    i had my charger now for 5 beautiful years. Took really good care of it, one year ago i had to glue some of those parts together and now it ripped again and i have to buy a new cable. one star minus because i have to pay 80 bucks for it and i hope it's worth it!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great concept but I think it need a little more work.

    • Written by from New Bern

    I have a mid 2010 macbook unibody, I barely had the use the magsafe at all because I charge it at night and and I have a good battery all during the day. well a couple days ago it just went out. the LED light dim green regardless of whether it was plugged up or not. so I bought a new one. The new one works great but the old one (coupled with some reviews) gives me the impression that I might be buying a new magsafe every year or so. Im hoping that my assumptions are wrong.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me.

    • Written by from grapevine

    I've had my Macbook for about 2 1/2 years. The first year with my charger was great, however my dog chewed it up and it eventually stopped working. But even though it was mangled, it still did the job wonderfully and it was a long while before it conked out. So I'm on my second charger and I have no complaints. I like the magnetic feature, it's very convenient... never had my Macbook get pulled with it. Also, the cord, for me, doesn't break easily - and I unwrap it and rewrap it all the time. The price is a little steep, but I can't charge my laptop without it, so it's a necessary purchase. So all in all, I am pretty happy with the charger.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but cost is to high if you need to replace it.

    • Written by from Flushing

    I have had my 13inch MacBook Pro for about 2.5 years and I have never have had a problem with my charger. The light that indicates if it is charging turns off time to time but other than that it still works even when the light turns off. I do have a feeling I will have to buy a new one soon because of the charging indicator issue and it gets a lot hotter while charging than it used to. I hope apple drops the price before I do need to get a new charger.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while it lasts

    • Written by from El paso

    I got this charger when I bought my Macbook Pro almost exactly two years ago. The charger never gave me any trouble until I tried to clean it. (It was very dirty, and I'm a little bit of a neat freak.) All I did was try to rub off some of the dirt from the chord near the part of the charger that goes into the computer with my finger. Apparently that was a huge mistake, because it rubbed the plastic off and left the wire exposed. I put some electrical tape on it to see if it'd hold up, and it worked for a couple of months until it just couldn't hold up anymore.

    Now that I need a new one, I can't decide if I'll go with this one or a generic charger. Both have pretty bad reviews, and Apple charges way too much. It's just a charger for goodness sake.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "New" power adapter works fine so far

    • Written by from Alexandria

    9 months with my new MBP 13 and I haven't had any problems with the power adapter. Here are a couple of habits I've fallen into. (1) I don't charge my Mac until I get the 10 minute warning. This reduces the handling of the power adapter. (2) I don't use the fold-out ears to wrap the cord. I LOOSELY wrap the cord around the outside square of the power adapter and hold the cord in place with a rubber band. This puts minimum stress on the rather-stiff power cord. It also minimizes the kinks and sharp bends. (3) When connecting the power adapter, I allow the cord to unwrap and uncoil completely on its own before connecting to my Mac. Minimizing the twisting and bending of the rather-stiff cord has minimized its wear. I've also bought a second power adapter (no-name, not Apple) to leave at the office to further minimize wrapping and unwrapping the cord. These steps have worked well for me. They might work for you.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and ehhh..

    • Written by from Minnetonka

    I just got my macbook pro about 4-5 months ago and its great and all but its messed up, like some points were i try to plug it in it wont charge. If i didn't have this problem, i would rate it five stars!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved... seemingly

    • Written by from Marietta

    I am quite pleased with the new adapter and the way it is built. The only reason I gave it only four stars is the fact that I have only owned it for a day. My previous adapter lasted only about a year and four months. This disappoints me as my old PC laptop adapter lasted over two years and only died because a puppy cut the wire with its teeth. I am hoping this new charger will be more like that one.

    The reason I switched from PC to Mac was for the improved design over the hinges from my old PC's monitor. I hope to find I have made a good switch and not traded one flaw for another, or my next purchase might be a cheaper laptop with cheaper replacement adapters despite my love of Macs. This, of course, would happen once either the laptop dies or the new adapter (if it does not live up to my standards). That being said, lower the prices. Seriously, new PC adapters only cost me $20, and that was a year and four months ago. I doubt prices increased THAT drastically.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues

    • Written by from Warwick

    I've had my MacBook Pro for a year now and haven't had a single issue with this charger (aside from losing it myself...). Even withstands the beating of my now 3 year old toddler.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not amazing, but not awful.

    • Written by from Winchester

    My original charger just crapped out, from 2008. That's four years of really hard abuse. I can't honestly say I expect ANY cable to last that many years of rugged abuse. All the people complaining of bad power adapters within a years use must not realize they replace them free of charge within the first year....

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine lasted five years

    • Written by from Portland

    Mine is from a Macbook I bought
    in 2007. Has lasted me five years even
    though the little green light didn't work after about
    a year or two. My HD just bit the dust so got
    a new cord w repair. I'd like to note that I left
    mine plugged in a LOT. My battery was apparently
    no longer holding a charge so got a new one
    I'm about 120 cycles over what they usually
    last. Sorry to hear bout those faulty cords
    seems like the older ones were made better
    n'est ce pas?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Durability and Longevity

    • Written by from Victoria

    I've had my MacBook Pro since mid-2009. The original power adapter lasted until a week ago (about 3 years) and I subjected the cord to a lot. Taking extra care might have increased my adapter's longevity. I'd recommend purchasing a laptop-compatible bag with pockets to safely store the adapter and other accessories, something I didn't do. It has been the only thing to go on my computer in three years, and it was fairly cheap (about $80) to replace, so I can't really complain. In general, it serves its purpose and is reasonably durable.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted a long time!

    • Written by from Yonkers

    Contrary to many reviews, my adapter lasted 3.5 years. I often brought it with me, so it did not last merely due to underuse. Recently I noticed that it had frayed near where the cord leaves the adapter to plug into the laptop. Today, though, it stopped working entirely.

    It has served me very well, though! I hope the next one lasts just as long.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    EHHH~~

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    Well, its has about 2 and half years owning this macbook pro and now my started to flicker and die off. When it died, I got pretty frustrated. While I was writing this review though, I had angled my mac book in a way that was against the pillow. I had my charger on my macbook just hoping somehow it would turn on before I actually order one. When my charger was leaning against my pillow, suddenly the charger started working and my macbook was charging. So I bent the place where the wire and the little rectangle thing that a green/orange light appears, then WALLAH! Its working. I thinkn the connecting points on the mac get weak after a time or so and sometimes, we just need to pop it back in either by bending it or just playing around with it until it somehow connects.

    I give this review 4 stars because it has served me well all this time. However, the cost is just too expensive. I committed to a macbook pro so did many others, and had been an adamant Apple fan, but its unfair that Apple should have some products in their stores that do not last long. Based on the other comments and reviews of others, I think I just got lucky with mine.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    They all break

    • Written by from Union

    I had my Mac for a almost two years and the power cord stopped working, the price cheaper than one for my PC, and that one stopped working around the same time, so I guess inevitably they all break Apple or PC. However, I'm not sure if it broke because of design or being on the floor, all in all, it held up well and functions as described so I dont mind buying a new one...

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fail if you take care of it

    • Written by from New Paltz

    I have had my Black MacBook since October of 2006. While I am on my third power cord, I never had an issue of the cord fraying or shorting out at the magsafe connector. I had them replaced under the AppleCare warranty with no problems, first one was buzzing and getting a little warm, and the second because the charge light didn't work. I probably would still be on the second one if the light worked. I have used my MacBook pretty much everyday in the nearly five years I have owned it, and bring it everywhere with me, everyday. I put a lot of wear and tear on the cord, the brick is all scratched up and the cord not so white anymore. I don't use the cord wrap on the brick though, I have always loosely coiled it, as I hate having kinks in cords and tightly winding it wears out the wires, making it more prone to breakage. Never have had an issue in 3 years.

    One suggestion- if you notice the cord coming out of the strain relief at either the magsafe or the brick, take some white electrical tape, wrap the cord and the strain relief together, and that will help strengthen that weak point, and can give you extended use out of your adapter. If the wires start hanging out or sparking, do not simply tape it up, as it could be shorting under the tape and cause a fire. You can also take this suggestion as a precaution and tape up the strain reliefs when you buy a new adapter, and it may avoid premature failure.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafePower

    • Written by from Pinon Hills

    I got a 85w MagSafePower Adapter that came with my MacBook Pro have had it for 2 years no problem on my laptop almost 24/7 no pronlems other than it does seem to get hot.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality improved

    • Written by from Missoula

    I've used Mac laptops since the Pismo PowerBooks. And I have had the adapters wear out quicker than the computer. I have purchased both Apple and others replacement power supplies.

    I recently bought a couple more Apple MagSafe adapters for my MacBook Pro. I wanted to leave one adapter in my office and give my daughter the other. It seems the adapters have a beefier cord connecting the adapter to the computer. This may greatly improve durability. I am pleased with the quality and see no reason that it won't outlast the computer. My daughter's adapter, on the other hand, should last longer than her first one but she is rough on the cord as she stuffs it into her backpack. In conclusion, from my experience, these are improved power supplies that should last longer than earlier models. They are higher quality than any I have seen from any other manufacturer.

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted long enough

    • Written by from calgary

    My magsafe adaptor that came with my 2008 macbook worked fine for about 2 years until just a few weeks ago it stopped fully working and U had to fidget with it ti get it working. Now it is completely broken. I guess the life of it varies because I had used it very heavily.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    charger works well

    • Written by from Denton

    I had my charger for 2.5 years until it stopped working which seems to be pretty good compared to some of these other reviews. If you want to avoid paying $79 out of pocket I would suggest getting an apple care plan.

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