• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    !

    • Written by from Holmdel

    Got my pro in july 2010. Within the past few weeks, I noticed that the charge light doesn't come on unless its getting pushed at an odd angle. Now that technique doesn't work anymore! Seriously though, $79.00? Go to an oem part store. Not to mention my iphone doesn't charge anymore unless I take the back glass off. I'm so tired of my favorite electronics being low battery all the time !!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my macbook, hate this power adapter

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I absolutely love my imac, my macbook, and most recently my new macbook air. But this power adapter has been terrible. There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning, ready to bring your computer to the office for a presentation, and finding a dead computer that you thought was charging all night.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 years

    • Written by from San Diego

    I've had my macbook for two years now, and recently the Magsafe Power adapter has started to break down. It still works sometimes , but the cable has to be at a certain angle for it to actually charge the computer. It can be very annoying when you leave your computer to charge and come back to find it wasn't "engaged" properly and your battery is still flat. I don't expect the cord to last much longer so I will have to replace it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    6th?

    • Written by from Langhorne

    Through the years I've owned multiple apple products and have been satisfied with everything but this. When I had my original charger, it would over heat. Over a year ago I had gotten a puppy - who chewed my $80 MagSafe power cord.. Since then I have been purchasing my cords from a seller on amazon, and have come to find that their products are refurbished, and just as well - trash. My 5th charger is now shot, and I'm debating which to purchase, the yucky cheap one, or take a chance with the expencive official apple product that as well has bad reviews.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Richmond

    I'm not nearly as impressed with this power adapter as I am with other Apple products. My first adapter stopped working while my MacBook was under warranty. The replacement is less than a year old and the cord is frayed at the magnet. It seems that no matter how the magnetic terminal is oriented the cord still takes an almost ninety degree turn, hence the insulation breaking. They need to work on this component.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately...

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Let me begin by saying I am a programmer, and I used to fix computer hardware for a living; which is to say that I am both critical of quality, and careful with my own equipment. Indeed, I have pampered my laptop, and all its accessories with the loving care of one who plans to sell a mint condition laptop when I next upgrade. To say I have treated this adapter with the greatest care is to say much less than could be said.

    Which is why I was stunned one day to find my laptop no longer charging. I barely had 20 cycles on the battery! I hit the web, and checked all the things it might be (dirt in the contacts, etc. etc.), but none of the "you're an idiot" solutions applied. Yet when by chance I moved the wire next to the magnet end, the laptop started charging, I knew the problem was a poor connection in the wire. Whether that was a side effect of what seemed to me to be excessive heat at the magnet end when plugged in, or a quality flaw from the factory, I cannot say - but if the number of soured reviews is indicative of anything, it certainly suggests a deficiency that has yet to be seriously addressed. I can say this much; this product was grossly overpriced when it was merely an adapter cable for a premium laptop - but when the same product comes out of the box with a lemon-in-waiting adaptor, I have to say, the quality of these cables, for all their aesthetics (and price), is regretably, even incomprehensibly poor.

    Perhaps Apple will examine the abysmal ratings they are getting, and fortify what would otherwise be a great (albeit wallet-gouging) cable. The second of the two stars is because I like every other Apple product I own (and I own many) and would feel overly guilty if I only put the single star the product was worth. Benefit of the doubt and all that.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's OK

    • Written by from Peyton

    The charger seems to get really hot, so keep it above surfaces, and they die too quickly as a result from the overheating.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced twice in last year

    • Written by from Trumann

    I have had my MacBook Pro now for about a year and now have had the power adapter go out for the the 2nd time. I am a loyal Apple customer, because of the quality of Apple products as a whole, but this particular item STINKS!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Charger melted...

    • Written by from Buies Creek

    My charger melted. I used it for about a year and a half and then one day...the casing melted and the wires disconnected. I always noticed that the charger got very hot when I used it...and then one day...poof...dunzo.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cost vs Quality

    • Written by from Tempe

    They all break - especially if you travel with them. The problem I have is that when this one breaks, it's $80!!!! Get your cost in line with the product quality!!!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke after a year.

    • Written by from Wichita

    As the title suggests, the adapter started to not function correctly just after a week my factory warrantee ran out.. disappointed apple...

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks over and over

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    I am replacing my charger for the second time. The charger never leaves my home and it just suddenly stops charging.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really needs improvement

    • Written by from Baytown

    I had my Macbook for four years and went through three of these cords. The first and third just stopped working; the second one got so hot that I was afraid to use it.
    I purchased a new Mac Pro in July and now the first power cord has gone out. I think that, if these cords need to be returned so often, they need to be MUCH less expensive.
    Beyond that, we really need to develop a cord that will last.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Be very careful with this power cord

    • Written by from Springfield

    Sure this power cord works great, if you only have it in a climate controlled room and that is the only thing you will ever do with it, but if you are a student, this isn't practical. Power cord broke, even though I took good care of it, luckily I had a power cord from my old macbook. Best advice, charge it before you go, and keep the cord in a climate controlled environment, unless you have $80 burning a hole in your pocket.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not perfect product

    • Written by from 札幌市

    This product is too large to connect on the wall directly. I was likely to kick it sometimes.
    After I used this adaptor for about 1 year, it became not to charge my MacbookPro. It seem a poor contact at the connection part and cable.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    make it better!!

    • Written by from calgary

    bought my first mac back in march, 6 months later the adapter doesn't charge, for 80 bucks this thing better last a life time, love my mac but the adapter needs a redo.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design.

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    The cord needs to be detachable from the plug in unit. Why not have a replaceable cord? The iphone/ipad charger does this nicely with a USB connection. This is not up to Apple's high standards.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe is a brilliant idea but does not last

    • Written by from DPO

    I bought a Macbook Pro 13" in November 2010. I had a Dell XPS 13" before. I got tired of the power adapter constantly falling out of the Dell after a few months of use. The magsafe design eliminates that and really is a great design. However, these things simply do not last. My first one lasted 8 months before failure. The second one lasted about 6 weeks. To make matters worse, I now live in South America and while I have Apple Care, it takes 8 days to get another adapter, unless I feel like paying about double what they are sold for in the US. Two stars overall for the design, 1 star for reliability. Apple, you make great products and I have a lot of them but your power adpaters are awful. You can't be making money on Apple care because you must be replacing these things all the time.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should recall

    • Written by

    My experience is similar to those reported here. I bought a new MacBook Pro last year and the power adapter is not working. I had another one for my previous MacBook, which I had bought a short time before and that one isn't working either. They seem to have a one-year life span. They are not cheap and customers should not have to be extra careful to use them as suggested by one reviewer. Normal usage should not result in these problems. Apple needs to make amends to customers.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    • Written by from Miramichi

    I've had my MacBook Pro for about a year and a half now, great laptop, charger worked great, and charged the laptop fast. However, out of nowhere it seems to have a sudden short and will only charge when set in an exact way. It hasn't been mistreated in any way and just suddenly went faulty. Getting a replacement seems way too expensive for what it is.

    21 of 21 people found this useful