• 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.

    25 of 26 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.

    28 of 32 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.

    25 of 26 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.

    26 of 28 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

    24 of 24 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.

    24 of 24 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.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Freaking HORRIBLE!!

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I bought my first Mac in August 2010 and I needed to buy a new charger four months later! It just stopped charging and purchased a new one for over$70. Ridiculous! As much as I pay for the sleek, efficient mac book I would expect just as good quality when it comes to accessories but I guess Apple needs to get its extra buck in somewhere. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED...

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    • Written by from macon

    I must buy a zillion of these things a year! They are so terrible... I learned early how non-durable these things are and have thus treated them like fine china, but has that helped extend their lifespan? Not. At. All. I bought one about two months ago and it's just died on me. Another $70 dollars down the drain! I think I've spent enough money replacing chargers the past five or so years that I could have bought myself a brand new macbook pro!

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I've had my Macbook for less than a year and my charger just went out. I wish it would have lasted longer than 9 months considering I paid a lot of money for the computer itself and need it to be charged for schoolwork. If the price wasn't so high it would make the situation a lot less frustrating.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord stinks!

    • Written by from Bloomington

    My husband just got back from buying our THIRD power cord since we got this computer a couple of years ago. Its ridiculous!! Why in the heck do they wear out so fast. That should not be happening and I am very disappointed!!!!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

    • Written by from Florham Park

    285 REVIEWS AND ONLY 1.5 STARS??? I BOUGHT THIS EXPENSIVE LAPTOP IN DECEMBER 2010 AND THE CORD(CHARGER) NO LONGER WORKS. IS APPLE GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT? I AM INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS PRODUCT.

    25 of 26 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!

    34 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse charger ever

    • Written by from Dearborn

    I now have to buy a 5th charge cord for my 3 year old Macbook pro. It's so frustrating the last one I bought on October 30 so it's only 2 months old. It just stopped working like the other 3 cords did. This really needs to be fixed it makes me mad to have to keep spending so much money on a cord!!!I love my Apple products but I'm thinking I may go with something else the next time I buy a new computer.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    • Written by from Houston

    I have my mac book for two years, I am buying my third power cord. It is very flimsy, cover on wires easily damaged, wires brake. Expensive to replace.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but overpriced

    • Written by from Bryan

    I have had my MacBook Pro 13" for over 3 years and the power adapter is just now starting to malfunction. Although I am disappointed with the price, mine did seem to last longer than a lot of the other reviews that I have read on here. I'm hoping that since it's been 3 years they've made improvements to it. But, I agree that Apple needs to lower the price!!!! I was shocked when I saw how much it costs to replace it.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly in need of quality control

    • Written by from Greensburg

    The design of these chargers is great. They look nice and charge your computer. Thats where the positives stop. I've been through four chargers over the life of my 4 year old macbook pro. They WILL stop working, or the rubber covering will fray away leaving metal wire exposed. These are absolute trash. I'm writing this review on my dying laptop waiting YET ANOTHER replacement cable. If only Microsoft made Apple compatible chargers....

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not cool, Apple.

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I've got a 2-yr-old macbook and have had to get a new charger each year. I had a windows computer where the charger was less than 20 dollars and it lasted five years before it was deemed totally unsafe--and the replacement had the previous issues FIXED. These computers can survive an approximately 5 ft fall with no issues, provided they land on something like carpet or a chair, so the whole "magsafe" concept probably isn't even REQUIRED. Apple, FIX THIS!!!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The ONLY negative about Macs

    • Written by from Columbia

    I'm an avid Mac fan - but let me just say, Apple needs to fix a serious problem. The magnetic power cord for their MacBooks is the worst. I've only owned my MacBook Pro for 3 years and the power cord never gets unplugged from its one location - (so it's not being abused) - hence, I always use my MacBook in one location in my house. It won't charge my computer any more - no matter how you wiggle the cord.

    After reading review after review, it appears this is a known problem. Yet I see no where that Apple is doing anything about it. So the big question is: WHY NOT? To purchase another cord is a whopping $79 - how absurd is that?! To pay $1000 for a laptop computer and to have this problem. This should not happen with a $1000 product.

    I am VERY disappointed in Apple and want to know HOW and WHAT they are going to do to fix this problem. (They had a similar problem with their Earbuds too.)

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Orleans

    I have already replaced one charger for my 2009 macbook pro due to the charger overheating (it becomes burning hot) and have to now buy another due to the plastic breaking around the prongs. For my other macbook pro which is less than 6 months old, the charger is overheating (happy I bought an extended warranty as I can see myself replaces these chargers quite a bit). I am surprised that Apple has not redesigned them and recognized that there is a problem. $80-$100.00 to replace them is ridiculous.

    24 of 25 people found this useful