• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good & Bad

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I really love the design of the adapter, but I must say that it was not made for people who move up and down with their macbook.
    I've had my Macbook Pro for 14 months, and I just had to replace my adapter.
    It started heating up, and it would not give me the amber nor bright green lights. I had to move it around in different positions, and keep my computer in one place for it to charge. This shortage in power supply really affected my computers ability to retain charge.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the design, but not the quality

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I like the new design. It is much easier to maneuver. However, I have had the product for less than 6 months and I have noticed the that the charge light frequently goes out. I have to jiggle the cord to get it to work. Considering the new design means I do not have to bend the cord as I did the last one, I am not sure why this is happening and there is no 'warranty'. The old design lasted 4 years, so although this one is more practical, it does not have the high standards I associate with Mac products.

    11 of 12 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! I've had 2 of these & both have failed

    • Written by from Kansas City

    I'm not certain why this is so difficult to build a quality notebook charge adapter that is dependable & reliable. I'm going back to the store asking for a resolution. My MacBook Pro works well, but I cannot understand why I keep having a power adapter issue...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook power cord too fragile

    • Written by from La Verne

    Only had my MacBook a few months. The cord is too fragile and I already have to replace the whole thing. It would serve us better if only the skinny little cord needed replacing and plugged into the larger unit as do cords for other Mac products. Cord is unrealistically fragile.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke 2 so far

    • Written by from Kingston

    I've broken 2 power supplies. The one that came with my MacBook (Sep-2007) frayed at the connector end. The one that just died frayed at the brick end. I'm buying another one now -- where will it fail?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design - might need rework

    • Written by from Jeddah

    I bought a replacement 60W MagSafe Power Adapter for my MacBook 13" Black. When I got home and tested it, the adapter worked fine. However, when I needed to use it because I had left my original adapter at work, it would not power up. I have since contacted the Apple Store where I purchased the adapter and I am waiting for a refund or replacement.

    Also if you have a cover on your MacBook, you might have to remove it to ensure the adapter gets a secure fit with the magnet connector.

    I hope Apple has not begun to descend slowly to the level of mediocrity.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Lakeland

    I have the very first generation Macbook, I think I got it in February of 2007 and the original charger worked fine for awhile. Eventually the tip frayed and went out. So that had a 1 1/2 year life span, along with that replacement. Same thing happened and still lasted about two years. So two chargers in 3 years and 4 months. These new chargers for some unforeseen circumstances snapped in half between the brick and the magsafe tip. My first two lasted 3 years my other two lasted a month. Three replacements in a month. Unless you take some precautions I would purchase the old style through a separate vendor.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not like!

    • Written by from San Marcos

    I have had my new macbook pro 13inch for 5 months now and I hate the new charger design!

    It pops out of the computer so easily!
    I sneeze and the thing practically falls out.
    All I have to do is move around a little and *pop*! there it goes.
    When I use my friend's old design charger it stays in like a pro.

    Apple, sometimes your upgrades aren't always a success, such as this one.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good service but a terrible product

    • Written by

    I own the Macbook. After a year my first charger frayed at the edge of where the magsafe adapter connects to the computer. I went to the store with the charger and they replaced it for free. Now six months later the second charger they gave me melted/split at the edge where it connects to the wall. (Mind I take very good care of all of my computers and accessories.) they gave me the newly designed charger (Again for free) which upon first examination appears better because it lies parallel to the laptop instead of perpendicular and the new one WON'T CHARGE. I am taking it to the Apple store tomorrow and hope to find out what the problem is.

    Another problem I have with this product is the frequency of it overheating. Yes I use my laptop a lot but everytime I pick up the charger off of the outlet it is almost hot enough to burn me.

    From my experience, Apple service is good based on how I was able to get two free replacement chargers at no hassle (upon going to the store in person) but if Apple demanded that I pay $89 to replace a faulty product it would have been more than enough cause to take my business elsewhere.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was hopeful

    • Written by

    I thought the design might help to make it a much sturdier product then the adapters before it. Unfortunately, I've run into the same problems that I did before. Today I'll be getting my second of the newly-designed adapters, and it brings my adapter total to 4. I've had my Macbook for a little less than a year and I absolutely love it. But I don't understand why the adapters break down so easily. I don't do anything to it, I don't mistreat it in any way. But the wires just seem to be too easy to yank out. This one needs to remain immaculate. I'll even touch it as little as I have to.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, bad design

    • Written by from San Jose

    I purchased a 13" macbook at Christmas 2008 and am now purchasing my 2nd power adapter for it. That's 3 adapters(includes one that came with computer) in less than 3 years!! I've been an Apple customer since the beginning and have never seen a product so unreliable as this one. The weak point is the Magsafe connector to cable connection. Both failures have been at this point.
    The computer is fantastic, but the charging cable problem really detracts from it. A new design would be great.

    232 of 254 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as safe as the first one

    • Written by from spokane

    Yes it looks better, and slimmer, its not as safe as the first one. If the cable get pulled when it is parallel to the laptop, the plug will not come out and will instead yank the computer until it is at an angle where it will pull out. the whole point of the magsafe was to prevent the laptop from moving at all from a yank on the cord. Apple this new magsafe doesent make sense, go back to the original. Yes it may be bigger but atleast it didnt matter what angle the plug was being pulled at to get it to release.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So so...

    • Written by from Denver

    i havn't noticed in any of the other reviews the mention that if you plug it in the way it is shown on the apple website to plug it in, that it covers the ethernet port. You may be thinking, "Oh just flip it the other way." WRONG about 50% of macbook users have cases and cases prevent it from plugging in to the mac correctly the other way. nice design, looks 10 times better, but the design is a fail.

    37 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eh..

    • Written by from Houston

    I like the MagSafe idea it is great and this came with my 13" white unibody MacBook but the one thing I hate about it is the design....I do not like that the cord comes out the end rather than the side like it did on the old ones. When I use this one, I have to adjust which way it is facing or the cord will be pulled. I kinda miss the old design.

    14 of 20 people found this useful