• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh; I thought this one would last longer...

    • Written by from Portland

    I thought the new angle of the wire would make this power adapter last longer than the previous model, but it's about a year later, and here I am, replacing it again. It's my annual $79 power brick tax, for the third time in three years.

    I love the magsafe mechanism; it's kept the dog and the kid from knocking the laptop over a number of times, but it seems to me that they could build a joint to last a bit better for $79. If it were $20 or $30 I wouldn't mind replacing it every year, but when the price is encroaching on $100, for a power brick, I expect it to last for at least two or three years.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR QUALITY

    • Written by from Schaumburg

    LASTED 7 MONTHS THEN WIRE FRACTURED.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST PRODUCT EVER

    • Written by from Fontana

    I've had my Mac for about 6 months and the charger always dies. I have to move the wire around and bend it a little for it work. It's ridiculous, the old charger was way better. Talk about change and progression, they made this worse.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy Powercord

    • Written by from Prudenville

    The only reason I'm here shopping is because my powercord only lasted about a year. The first one that came with the computer lasted about one and a half years. So now I'm buying my THIRD one in less than 3 years. At 75 dollars a whack - plus tax -- this is ridiculous! Apple computers are great, but the powercords are awful! Shame on you Apple! You're letting a little (but vital and absolutely essential) item ruin your good reputation!

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 3 years.

    • Written by from East Lansing

    Junk. The first one shorted out and stopped charging my macbook pro. The second one melted close to where it connects to the laptop and almost started a fire.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    adaptor failure

    • Written by from Rochester

    I too am unimpressed with the adaptor to my Mac Book Pro. I love the computer but my cord started to fray and break near the computer plug in. It has nice strong cord but the problem is that the reinforcement is not made where the wire usually bends which causes major problems. I bought mine just a year and a half ago.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same (expletive) as the old one

    • Written by from GLOUCESTER

    Two of the old design broke within a year, so I bought 2 of the new design ones - we have 2 MacBooks . In less than 1 year and one of them is broken again.
    For 80 bucks a pop, you'd think it would last a bit longer.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality. On #3

    • Written by from Butler

    I enjoy my MacBook Pro... When I can charge it. In less then a year, I have gone through three of these cheaply constructed adapters. I fully admit the first adapter broke because my pet got a hold of the cord and chewed the wire covering. The 2nd one was kept safely stored and just stopped charging one day. Now on #3, I have covered the entire cord with thick aquarium tubing so it can not bend at all. It's pathetic, but hopefully it will work. If I go to the electronics store, Apple is the only manufacturer that has a shelf of power adapters for sale. Why is this? Because Apple knows these things break easily. I have never had to replace a laptop power adapter until I bought this MacBook Pro. I really wish Apple would construct a power adapter that was as high quality as their laptops.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly awful product

    • Written by from Goshen

    I purchased my MacBook Pro for college. Naturally, I expected great things from a company who advocates so strongly for education. The MagSafe Power Adapter has NEVER worked properly. Each time I connect it to my MacBook, I have to play around with it before the light goes on and my computer charges at all. Now, after reading MANY reviews, I fear that soon it will stop working altogether. I'm extremely disappointed in Apple for its failure to produce a dependable product. As a student, I depend on my computer for my education, and if my computer has no power, what am I supposed to do?

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Here we go again! I'm on adapter #4!

    • Written by from Norwich

    I love my Mac computer, but I continue to have adapter trouble. In the last 2 years, I've had my adapter replaced 3 times and the "newest" one is about to go. There's a kink in it somewhere that prohibits power flow. This is extremely annoying! All the reviews are right: if Apple is such a technologically-advanced company why can't they construct a power adapter that lasts?!? I mean, it's all and good if your products look cool, but it also needs to function! Revamp you design and get it right! It's just pathetic. And the apathy you guys show your consumers is enraging.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    • Written by from Greenfield

    I'm encouraged after reading reviews that I'm not the only who has had trouble with this product. I thought maybe I was cursed or something. I'm on my third power adapter in less than a year. I'm very disappointed that these can't even last 6 months. Please Apple - design a power adapter that will last! (My old beat up PC Toshiba laptop still works with the original power adapter after 10+ years. Surely Apple could make something that sturdy!)

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ghastly

    • Written by from Danville

    I purchased this product as a replacement for the standard "t" adapter, and for about 2 weeks it worked splendidly. Then it stopped working unless I had maneuvered it into just the right position, until finally it stopped working altogether. It's a horrid piece of work if it breaks after 2 weeks. The old T adapter served me well until it overheated and died, perhaps Apple should let a third party take care of their chargers, since they're obviously grossly incompetent.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    • Written by from Boulder

    I've had 2 of these die on me in the past 3 months. The latest one to kick the bucket only lasted 3 weeks! None of them have been abused in any way, they're just poorly made and I'm getting sick of taking these things back to the apple store!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate this charger

    • Written by from long beach

    It stopped working the second day I bought it. I had to come to the Review to see what kind of problems people have and their solutions so I can maybe get mine working again. It worked after I tried taking out the battery and putting it back in. I was very upset to see it break after just a day of usage and trying to figure out what happened to this faulty charger. It is kind of a relieve to know that I can always make it work by removing the battery.

    Aside from the frustration of its functionality, I like that it comes with an extension cord. Apple should make all their products free of defect.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad experience

    • Written by from Spofford

    We just bought our 3rd adaptor in 3 years. We don't beat them up - honest. This time, we will reinforce the joint where the plug meets the cord, preemptively and implore Apple to fix this problem. Thanks.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, breaks often.

    • Written by from Hellertown

    I am going to be on charger number three in two and a half years. The chargers just stop charging eventually. It's also ridiculous to pay $80 for something that breaks so often.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it 0 stars I would

    • Written by from Lugoff

    I bought my Macbook Pro in June or July of 2010 for college. My charger that came with the laptop broke a year and a half later. I bought a new one and it really hasn't been that long and the new one has broken too!! I buy Apple products because of the quality and longevity they they are known for. I just don't understand why the chargers are so "disposable" in quality but definitely not disposable in price. $80+shipping and handling? really? PLEASE, does Apple read the reviews we leave? Work on a better charger!!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BOOOOO

    • Written by from Indian Harbour Beach

    Second one failed. Apple engineers should be ashamed of this product. It is a total failure, and reflects very poorly on Applr products.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Product

    • Written by from Flower Mound

    I've owned my Macbook Pro for two years now and the charger already stopped working even though I made sure that I took care of it and stored it properly. Extremely disappointing. No visibile signs of damage to the charger; it simply does not charge my computer when plugged in. The cost of replacement (at ~$80) is also ridiculous. If $80 every 1-2 years is the cost of maintaining a Macbook, I will likely not be buying an Apple computer again.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made and hugely overpriced

    • Written by from Loveland

    Selling these for $80 is absolutely obscene. The end with the magnetic bit that plugs into your computer gets twisted around and the wiring internally gets frayed, resulting in the whole thing losing all function. And you cannot take it to a store to fix this problem, you have to buy a new one. For such a small, readily occurring injury to make the product obsolete, this is much too high a price.

    28 of 29 people found this useful