• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid Charger...

    • Written by from Marietta

    While I do like the more slimline charger head, at least the old charger was one piece. Mine broke (The magnetic piece separated from the main part of the charger.) about 7 months into having it, so until I buy a new one, I have to tape it to the computer to stay in. :/

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I love you guys and your products!

    • Written by from Poulsbo

    I have been using Apple computers since the early 90's. Awesome machines and now I have other Apple devices in my home and we love them. For whatever reason my wife's power cord just randomly started dying on her Macbook (less than a year old) and she had to buy a new one. When she told me it cost her nearly $100 at our local Best Buy to replace her much needed cord yesterday, I nearly started crying! Really? $100? It takes me way too long to earn $100 these days... Oh how I wish I could get that time back...

    I just had to take the time to tell you that I still love you, but our love affair sure does cost a lot!


    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from hernando

    I have only owned my Macbook Pro for a year (and I use my things very gently) and now my charger is shorting out. I buy a 1300 dollar computer, I would really like it to have a charger that works!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple charger bad

    • Written by from INEZ

    I purchased an Apple laptop in June of 2010 and the charger has already torn up by April 2011. It broke at the point of where the charger attaches to the computer. i am very disappointed with this charger. I ordered another one at the expensive price of 80.00 and when I got it, it did not even work at all. I had to return it for a third charger. Apple needs to do a recall to replace these free. Mine also emitted sparks once when I tried to attach it to my computer. I am very dissatisfied with this Apple product and its price.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its not working

    • Written by from Portland

    This product suddenly quit working after 3 months of life . . .
    it is simply worthless . . . and now I need to buy another one
    which is frustrating because I know I am not the only one with
    this problem . .. it should last longer than a few months . . .

    Will this next one be as bad?

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable detached from magnetic end

    • Written by from Nashville

    Although the magnetic attachment design is much better, the construction is poor. It started with my charge being randomly interrupted before the cable suddenly detached from the magnetic end. I've always been extra careful with Apple power cables due to their reputation and my previous faulty adapters. This was only purchased on 7.7.10... really inconvenient.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design, Flawed Execution

    • Written by from Torrance

    I have liked the idea of a magnetic charger because I work long hours on my laptops and have had people, myself included, trip over wires and send my laptop flying. No longer the case. I owned my first MacBook Pro for 3 years. I always buy the 3 year extended warrantee because I work long hours on my laptops and have burned through quite a few pc models. All the cords on my pcs eventually broke and needed replacing but not at the pace the magsafe adapter. In the 3 years since I've owned the macbook, the cord has been replaced 5 times. That would have cost me $440 (with tax) had I not bought the extended warrantee. The previous replacements were on the old style adapter, where cord fatigue played a big role. The newer models might fare differently, we'll see.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good and doesn't last

    • Written by from Midland

    The sheathing came off the wires on the original one that came with my macbook and lasted just over 2 years. I had to buy a new one and this one is just over 4 months old and the wires became disconnected and stopped working. Good thing it has a 1 year warranty. Hopefully don't have to replace it again soon.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe for 13" book

    • Written by from Shreveport

    Started with the old one, the cable wore at the magnetic plug, like others have said. Went to the updated one; first one, bought at BestBuy, didn't last a year, has quit working. Bought 2nd one from a local authorized Mac repair guy, buys his stuff from Apple. Will see........

    3 of 4 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Power Cord

    • Written by from Cawker City

    $80 for a power cord - come on - give me a break !!!

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los angeles

    This item shorted out on me faster than any charger I've ever owned. For $79, I expect it to last more than 7 months, especially when it had been meticulously cared for and gently handled.

    Sad to have to buy another replacement so soon.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 - 9 months

    • Written by from State College

    Be prepared to replace every 6 - 9 months.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A disappointment.

    • Written by from Kuna

    I love my Macbook and every part about it... except this. After 11 and 1/2 months from buying my Mac, the charger cable started to go out on me. Sometimes when I touched it it even would feel extremely hot. Luckily for me, though, I still had Apple's lovely warranty and was able to receive a new charger for free.

    Apple please either cut the price or improve the quality of this charger!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    fix the problem with these Apple!!!

    • Written by from Springfield

    I have a spring 2010 edition of the macbook pro. Already had to replace this power cable. Thats less than a year...this problem needs to be fixed...especially at $80 bucks a pop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Help me please.

    • Written by from hampton

    I've had my Macbook Pro 13" since the beginning of July.
    It's January now, and the charger is really making me mad.
    Whenever the cord is in an awkward position, it just stops charging, so what do I do?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    • Written by from lake orion

    After my old cord broke off in my computer, from being 3 years old I'm assuming? which was the old design,I had to get the new design power cord and I am not happy with it. In order to charge my computer I must now take off the bottom cover case that I purchased through apple ( a pink incase design) because that slight quarter of an inch does not allow the power adaptor to reach inside the computer. Never had a problem with the design of the old power cord but after having this one for several hours I know it is going to be very inconvenient.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaceable You

    • Written by from BURRADOO

    Ever since my beloved aluminum Powerbook, I've been fighting with the Incredible Breaking Cord on these things. The wire gets broken right below where it inserts into the computer. THERE IS A FIX. I wrap red electrical tape several times around the vulnerable part. The tape cushions and protects the wire. I've never had one of them break since.

    Now there is a new design--and it looks as though Apple have actually been trying to fix the problem. But I think the new design is as vulnerable to breakage as the old one--and harder to protect with tape. But what I don't get is why they don't just accept the inevitable and design the adapter in such a way that the cord from the adapter can be unplugged and replaced--at a fraction of the cost of replacing the whole darn assembly. Could it be that Apple makes more money out of these accessories than out of the computer itself. . . .?

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Macbooks, 2 Adapters, Same Fate

    • Written by from Fort Rucker

    Have to admit, I have no desire to spend $200 on new adapters my me and my wife. Our macbooks are "deskbooks" and never go anywhere, yet both adapters are broken. I have a black one, she has a white one, and both adapters are dying. Her's is falling apart, mine won't charge the battery unless I wiggle and lick it (yes, lick it). While I love the computers, this is ridiculous. Apple, you've got to do better! I've had macs for years and it wasn't until MagSafe that chargers became unreliable.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    extreme overheating

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    The part of the charger that connects to the computer gets so hot in this model that I've actually burned my hand on many occasions. I wish I could have just gotten another of the old version charger when mine stopped working because the heat coming off this one is impossible to work with.

    8 of 8 people found this useful