• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to make it more durable!

    • Written by from Levittown

    I got this charger in the box with my brand new 13" Macbook Pro back in Feb. 2012.
    It worked fine up until a few weeks ago; there's something wrong with the cord. I tend to take very good care of my things so I have no clue how the cord got damaged. Now, in order for my computer to charge, I have to restart my computer (sometimes that doesn't work) or play around with the cord to get it in the right position so that it can charge.
    So, basically, it's a good charger and it will last you a long time if you let it sit in one spot for its lifetime. It will only last you 6-8 months if you move it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Wears Out Too Easily

    • Written by from Oakton

    Just made it through one year with my MacBook Pro and the cord near the brick wore completely out. The snap in place and flexibility of the cord is brilliant, but the cord needs to be much more durable.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    • Written by from Conshokocken

    My charger just broke for the second time in a year and a half of having it. I don't want to spend $79.00 on a new charger but what other choice do i have. The ones being sold on Ebay and Amazon are damaged too. The extension chord is not the problem it is the power box or the chord that directly plugs into the computer. The only good thing I can say about this product is that when it works it charges the computer quickly. Apple needs to get a move on improving their charger quality.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    On to my 3rd

    • Written by from Nokomis

    Second charger just broke... Came here to buy a 3rd one. Completely disappointed

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality for Such a High Price

    • Written by from Buena Park

    The charger lasted me for around 6 months or 6 1/2 months. On top of that I bought a 3 year coverage BUT they did not replace it for whatever reason. However being a poor college student I could not afford a new one so my Dad and I tinkered till we made it . And by the way it did not break because of me, it broke because it frayed. So yeah... Apple I adore you, but you are making me slowly into a PC girl.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnectability of Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, Model No.: A1344

    • Written by from Goettingen

    Apple claims that the Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector that will disconnect from the computer upon undue strain. This however is not entirely true. The new model of the MagSafe Adapter, Model No.: A1344, is really worse compared to the older models featuring the disconnectable magnetic DC connector. If the strain is applied in the direction of the power cable while it's connected, in other words, if one were to simply pull the cable while it is connected to the laptop, the connector does not disconnect but simply pulls the entire laptop along with it instead. This is exactly what happened with my laptop. I tripped over the power cable, unaware that it was coiled around my leg, and I ended up pulling the laptop down from the table. Fortunately, the aluminium casing took most of the impact and the computer is still functional. However, this is the very risk that Apple claims to avoid by their innovative power cable design. I'm really dissatisfied with this new model. I strongly urge Apple to revert to their older model of DC connectors that were truly disconnectable under strain applied in any direction.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    • Written by from Salem

    I'm back here in the Apple Store to buy a new power adapter...ANOTHER new power adapter. These break way too easily, this is my third one. Apple, you need to do something about this!

    10 of 10 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.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is no where near as good quality as the computer.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This is the second charger that has broken in a little over two years. It is unacceptable that the charger would break so easily. The charger is 80 dollars and for that money I would expect much better quality. My first one would work for about 15 minutes then over heat and stop charging. My more recent one has just brok at a friends house for no reason. I just wish that chargers were as good quality as the computer.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but way too expensive

    • Written by from BALTIMORE

    I've had my adapter since 2008 and was pretty upset when it stopped working. Imagine my surprise to find that everyone has issues with this. I'm just glad that mine lasted 4 years versus having to purchase one every year. I like the adapter...I have to if I want my computer to charge. It does get a little hot but it does the job. $80 is just way too much though. I'll take my chances with a knock-off.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there..

    • Written by from Cainta

    Honestly speaking, I love the concept of the magsafe adapter. I love how it is magnetically connected to prevent serious damage between the adapter and the macbook. Although I give them kudos for the design, I am quite disappointed at the durability of the product. It's quite sensitive. The magnet easily wears out after a few months of usage causing connection problems. And right now, my magsafe is already broken before a year has passed. I hope Apple would consider improving the durability of the product. Money doesn't grow on trees, and the magsafe is quite expensive.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily.

    • Written by from Canmore

    My second charger just broke, for an $80 computer charger these do not last. The head of the chargers has a tendency to bend when you remove it, over time (short period of time), this has the tendency to wear down the wires in the head of the product. TO ALL THOSE PURCHASING OR OWNING THIS PRODUCT, REMOVE THE CHARGER BY PULLING ON THE METAL HEAD.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I see I'm not alone

    • Written by from Chilliwack

    Just another message conveying disappointment that I need to buy another one already. The charging has been intermittent for the last few days, and finally conked out about 2 hours ago. The cable was not stepped on or abused in any way. My thought is that the wires separated near the magnetic connector. Once I get the new one and verify its functionality, I think it's time for some surgery on the original.
    Please consider a redesign of the cable; clearly the ends need some strengthening. I would gladly give up some flexibility for a more sturdily built cable.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Funeral

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Another Mag Safe power adapter bites the dust. You would think with the great Apple product they would build better power adapters. I handle mine with kid gloves but it just bit the dust. Now I have to spend $80.00 to be able to use my fairly new MacBook Pro. Almost sounds like a Windows business adventure.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not last long!!!

    • Written by from Fremont

    My original power adapter failed a year after I bought my macbook and it's out of warranty. Luckily the staff in apple store gave me a new one for free. Now, one year passed, that one doesn't work either.......I really don't know what to do. why I have to pay such a high price for this weak product...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I love my apple products and have been very happy with them up until now. I have an iPod, iPhone, and an iPad in addition to my macbook pro, and before I had my macbook pro I had a macbook. I haven't had any problems with my chargers for my iPods, iPhone, iPad or macbook. I had my macbook for at least 3 years and my sister now has had it for a year and the power cord for that is still going strong. I have had this macbook for barely a year and already have cracking in my power cord. I too am super super super careful with my things, particularly my apple products, so I have no idea why the cord is already cracking and I am having problems with my computer recognizing when it is plugged in. I am not looking forward to paying $79 for a new one particularly since according to the reviews it is just going to fray soon after.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why aren't these made better?

    • Written by from knoxville

    My charger broke right at a year of ownership. Apple says they will not replace it but I can buy a new one for $79 plus tax. I have a 5 year old, $300 HP laptop with a working charger! My much more expensive MacBook Pro should have a charger that lasts longer than a measly year. This needs to be rectified.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken..again

    • Written by from Salisbury

    Using the last of my battery to post this...my fourth charger in two years has just broken. Apple REALLY needs to make their chargers more durable. You can tell by just feeling the cord that just a little too much bending will cause them to break.

    10 of 10 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable design

    • Written by from Painted Post

    This product began to fail (heat up excessively close to the magsafe connector pin) as soon as the warranty on it expired. With an unique design like this, Apple should pay attention to making the cord sturdy near the magsafe connector, where it is bound to fail due to twisting. They should consider (a) immediately fixing the design and (b) replacing it free for the customers who bring it to their attention as it will only help them with their reputation in the long run.

    10 of 11 people found this useful