• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cord, too expensive

    • Written by from Medellin

    The cord is weak and due to bad contact the charge is intermitent. Care should be taken.
    For replacement is too expensive.

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISAPPOINTMENT

    • Written by from Ottawa

    This adapter is horrible. I have gone through 2 in the past 2 years of owning a Mac. One which lasted me only 6 months. What a huge disappointment. I love apple products and only own apple products (ipad, phone) but this is just sad. This issue needs to be fixed as there are obviously a lot of people who are having the same problem. It's a shame to spend so much money on an apple device and have the adapter malfunction. I can't even use my laptop now until I spend 80$ of my in-debt student money on a new charger. Apple you need to resolve this issue fast, at least provide a warranty.

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the coat of the wire easily chips off.. oh, and it's super expensive.

    • Written by from Manila

    i've had a lot of power adapters before my old laptop's power adapter lasted 4 years... i had my mac for a year and the power cord looked liked it experienced WWII. the coating of the cable chips off like dead skin. it's really frustrating because i really want to buy a replacement but it's TOO EXPENSIVE.

    if apple can charge us a lot of money for a cord, they should last for about 2-3 years or better yet have a 2 year warranty or 1 year replacement for the adapter. :( yes, we have bought a really expensive laptop (we actually worked hard for it and i'm happy i did), but to be honest, most people can't afford to buy some of the replacement parts... especially people outside the US.

    please reinvent the design.. make it more durable. :)

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product they make

    • Written by from Hebron

    Sure it sounds like a great idea, and really it is a great idea. Where this product fails is the execution. The quality is really poor, but you would never know it by the price! Every single one I've had has failed after about a year.
    Don't try telling the apple store employee that though. Every time I've gone to get a new one and complain about the faulty product I've only heard what I did wrong. Of course I must be the problem.
    Too bad you don't have a choice, gotta charge your MacBook somehow.

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    this product is horrible!

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I had the same magsafe power adaptor for three years. It finally burnt out n i went through 3 more of them since. All lasting less than 6 months each. For the ridiculous amount of money charged for these adaptors, they should last way over 6 months. On top of it, they tried upgrading it n changed the part that goes into the Mac which is worse. It doesn't last as long. You would think with all the complaints, they would either lessen the $79 a pop to purchase or Make the product worth buying by improving it. Shame on apple because your other products are wonderful

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Found the Problem!

    • Written by from Westminster

    I've had my 15" MacBook for almost a year now and I was really concerned when it stopped charging, the light on my power adapter wouldn't turn on and the computer wouldn't recognize that it was plugged in. The problem started out intermittently, I would plug the cord in and the either the light wasn't on or the computer wouldn't recognize it was charging. For a few days I simply had to unplug the cord from the wall and computer and replug it in in (to wall then computer, never computer then wall) and it would start charging again.
    Eventually it stopped working all together. Reading all the reviews online I was sure my charger had completely died and that I would have to get a whole new one. I called the 1-800-MY-APPLE in case the problem was fixable.

    IT WAS. Please, please PLEASE TRY THIS BEFORE YOU BUY A NEW CORD. I would've been beyond PO'ed if I'd bought a new cord just to find this was the problem all along.The tech support guy instructed me to push the small metal prongs inside the magsafe connector (the part that plugs into the comp) in and out several times, because sometimes debris can become caught inside it. MY LAPTOP IS NOW CHARGING! He did say to keep an eye on it and that sometimes they do completely die, But at least I know that my adapter can and probably will last longer than a year!

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Adaptor

    • Written by from Sunapee

    I now have to buy my third adaptor in three years due to the cord fraying at the connection magnetic point. The cord and the product are clearly not of the quality to perform the task. Apple should be ashamed at the performance of this power cord!

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Booo charger

    • Written by from Ronkonkoma

    Mine busted after almost a year. Not happy about paying $80 for a new one.

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

    • Written by from Orlando

    I am most annoyed because I bought this product to replace a previous charger that started to short and in under a year this charger is giving the same problem! I'm a big fan of apple products but this is really annoying because right now I hav work 2 complete and this is inconveniencing me! Make a proper charger!!

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HOT!

    • Written by from Richard's Landing

    Ok So I have burned my fingers on the aluminum connector! It doesn't even charge half the time. I have to sit and jiggle it until the orange light comes on. What is going on! And seriously $79!!!!!

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this charger!!

    • Written by from Eureka

    Here I go again..In need of yet another charger and I have 3 broken ones sitting here...at $80 a pop you would think these things would work

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I bought this computer less than 6 months ago and the power cord just died. I really do not want to spend 80 dollars on a new one.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    They really need to come out with a better charger ASAP!!!! I AM ON MY 2ND CHARGER AND I AM NOT PAYING ANOTHER $80 TO BUY ANOTHER ONE. TERRIBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Broken

    • Written by from San Lorenzo

    I've had this charger appox. 5 months, and I started having problems with the charger 1-2 months ago, sometimes it wouldn't charge and sometimes the charger head would feel really hot. It has broken completely yesterday. It is not worth buying a $80 replacement as a Highschool student, that is fraeking expensive.

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Again

    • Written by from Bellingham

    I feel like apple owes me this is the fifth power cord that has fallen apart on me. I cant believe how flimsy these things are.

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous...

    • Written by from ALAMEDA

    The Fact Is: I only need to replace the connecting portion of the "MagSafe Power Adapter" charger, the part with the magnetic connecter and the cheesy scrawny little cord, the part that can either plug into an outlet by itself or be attached to the heavy duty power cable (part two of this costly "Power Adapter" package), and yet I have to purchase BOTH parts of this two piece EXPENSIVE, yet crucial "accessory" for my MacBook. That is what I say is RIDICULOUS.

    The Question Is: What am I going to do with all these useless (yet very durable by contrast) heavy duty power cables that have nothing to connect to because their scrawny corded counterparts were so cheesy that they needed to be replaced many times over?! Does anyone out there have an answer to my query?

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!!!

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Seriously, Apple. I love your products, but you would be hard-pressed to find a worse power adapter. Both times I've bought a new laptop, it stops working consistently within a year. And now I'm out of country from my warranty, and I have to replace the adapter! You should see from your merely 1.5 star avg rating that you need to change something. Fix it!!

    Btw, I'm only giving this 1 star because I can't give it less and make it look like I still rated the product.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers are terrible.

    • Written by from Green Bay

    I take excellent care of my electronics, but these chargers aren't good. They need a much more solid design. I shouldn't have to bend the cord around randomly to try and get a charge out of it.

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Memphis

    Apple needs to improve the quality of its product. I barely had my MacBook Pro for 9 months and this thing just dies. Never really travel with this laptop because it's personal and yet I am forking over $80 for a new one. Travel and beat up my HP work laptop outlet for years without replacing it.

    Nice design and intuitive system but the quality is lacking in a major way for these apple accessories. I feel robbed.

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage...

    • Written by from Sault Ste. Marie

    I take good care of all of my stuff, yet some how I have gone through 4 of these stupid power supplies in the 3 years I've had my computer.

    All of them break due to the weak joint in the power connection. I'm really upset about the low quality of these joints.

    41 of 42 people found this useful