• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Waldorf

    I just bought my mac and adapter in february ... its now september- my Adapter has a short in it. i have to twist and turn it a certain way for it to even charge my laptop. Now i need a new one AND ITS 73.00 are you kidding me?

    For this adapter to be so flimsy i expect a lower price. Dell computer adapters are sturdier and their adapters are universal (I can go to Walmart and pick one up)

    So I am ordering another adapter now ... 73.00 down the drain- thanks Apple. Please make a sturdier, thicker and more endurable, COST CONSCIOUS adapter.

    69 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Rubbish

    • Written by from Winston Salem

    Even with the new design, my latest charger lasted only slightly longer than a year. Of course, this is a remarkable improvement over the slightly-less-than-a-year lifespan of the previous charger design.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome design, but....

    • Written by from White Pigeon

    it dies/gives trouble very quickly (about a year or less). I have the late 2010 MacBook Pro 13" and my charger just recently started to act up. Sometimes it will charge, sometimes not. Most times it will get very, very hot (too hot to touch) right on the connector. It's most certainly not worth $80 for a new one. Apple should have a full-scale recall on these. I definitely wouldn't go as far as never buying another Apple product just because a lemon charger (as some other people are saying in these reviews). Now I'm stuck with a non-OEM replacement (NOT Apple's fault, GeekSquads fault), but who knows, it may last longer.

    16 of 16 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

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 out of 3 have died

    • Written by from Clymer

    We have three of these chargers in my family and one is completely dead, the second only works half the time and the third is fine...pretty pitiful. Somebody at Apple FIX THIS.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Time's the Charm

    • Written by from Evanston

    I love the design of the magsafe but I just purchased my 3rd one in less than 3 years. My two previous chargers broke in different places so there is more than one weak point. The charger just is not durable enough. I have taken good care of my chargers and have tried to protect them. Hopefully this next one will last.

    27 of 28 people found this useful