• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook pro power cord

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    Worst power cord ever- it deserves 0 stars. This isn't rocket science, folks. My toaster has a better power cord and even I could design something better than this. Good luck Apple.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate it ZERO stars I would

    • Written by from High Point

    Limit my review to 300 words or less? Where to begin…1.5 stars with 1800 reviews. That says a lot on its own. This is the FOURTH charger I've bought, FOUR. And I am not happy about it. You're selling me a $2000 computer, Apple. All I'm asking for is a CHARGER THAT WORKS. One that lasts longer than six months. This is unacceptable. Just madness.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why hasn't this been recalled and fixed yet.

    • Written by from Madison

    I have had problems with these chargers for years and with two separate computers. Its the only think I have ever had to use my Apple Care on. Three chargers have stopped working in as many years and I just replaced one this June and it has already stopped working after only 5 months!! Even when it is plugged into a surge protector the charger gets extremely, dangerously hot. Apple's offers up only excuses as to why these stop working and blame the consumer for not using them properly. Excuse me? We also have had a PC in our household for over 4 year and have never had any problems with its charger. There really should be a petition to get apple to fix these or replace them free of charge when they inevitably stop working.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Missoula

    Three months on works perfectly. My old one lasted five years, and I see no reason this one won't. The only caveat is that, as a minor electronics geek, I have learned to care for cables that I can't afford to have break. All flexible cables have weak spots where they enter and exit other parts and components. I abandoned the fold-out hooks on my old adapter and this one too because of the angle where the cord exits the brick. Pulling the cord at ninety degrees to wrap it will make it fail sooner. I also never pull on the cord to release the MagSafe. Take simple precautions and this will last years.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    At 80$ a pop your Macbook costs much more than you think

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I'm off to buy my third replacement cord. At $80 a pop, my macbook pro is costing me roughly 20% more than my original purchase price. I've never had to replace a PC laptops power supply. Very disappointing that Apple can't come up with a durable design for the charger's connectors..

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    This has to be my third replacement MagSafe already. First two just stopped working after about 3 -4 months of gentle use, at the latest replacement the plastic wire cover just came apart and exposed the wires which started to fray shortly thereafter. Terrible quality.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give this no stars.

    • Written by from APO

    80 DOLLARS? REALLY? This is messed up. I'd probably wouldn't have so much resentment towards the charger if it wasn't so expensive! It breaks way too easily. It's not durable in any way possible. FIX THIS APPLE! Give us a better alternative, I even wouldn't mind paying 80 dollars if the stuff wouldn't break!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second thoughts

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I have had a pc before I got my mac and absolutely fell in love with it. I thought the charge cord was a really cool feature being magnetic and all, but now out of the blue it just stopped working. I charged my computer 2 days ago and it charged to 100% life, and I put the cord away like I always do and now it's just not work. I can't even give a reason for it not working right not but here my computer sits on the Not Charging screen. I went online to see how much it would be to replace it because I have only had the computer for a year. Seeing it was 79 bucks, I thought I would read the reviews before I went any farthing into the investment, and sadly, I don't like what I see. EVERYONE is unhappy with this charger. And it isn't even the charge cord it's the metal piece that goes into the computer that isn't working! Why can't we just replace the part that we need without having to buy the whole dang thing?!! Apple,.. some on, you make enough money to lower you price on some things, especially on something that doesn't work right. I don't think I'm going to buy another cord, I think I'll just wait till this one quits working altogether and just get a PC.. *sigh*

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifespan of 1 yr? Come on, Apple...

    • Written by from Galloway

    These are terrible. I've owned two and they've BOTH self-destructed after less than a year of ownership. Needless to say I'm definitely not dropping another $80 on a cable that's poorly made and will last me another year.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Markham

    I had to purchased another 60W Magsafe Power Adapter today.This is the 3rd Adapter I had to purchase in 2 years. Apple you need to improve on the quality of the cables on the power adapters you manufacture !

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken again

    • Written by from Skillman

    This is the third time that this Mac power supply has broken. It is always the same problem: the connection between the thin cable (from the computer) and the adapter (right at the adapter) has torn. I wiggle this to re-connect the cable and the current. Occasionally, as expected, there are sparks between the two torn parts of the wire. This has been a problem in the past for me and thus was incredibly careful when handling the adapter. I want to look for another manufacturer of the adapter since I do like the Mac computer.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weakest link in a great product

    • Written by from PALO ALTO

    the macbook has served me well, but the charger is terrible quality and the price charged is egregious. the T-style was actually much better than the L-tip in terms of usability and lifespan.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A laptop without a charger...

    • Written by from toronto

    I'm a student, saving up for a Mac Book Pro was a struggle enough now i have to replace the power adapter constantly! Not only that but to have them just rip and break all the time means that I can't hand in my work! Thanks for making my academic career that much more of a struggle Apple. Thank you.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    would give 0 stars if I would

    • Written by from Singapore

    I've had 2 of these. The insulation on both near the connector to the laptop started falling apart in less than a year on both. I've got an appointment with a freaking genius on tuesday - if they don't replace it I'm going to scream. Plus, why do they cost so much anyway? Especially if they don't last anything like a reasonable amount of time? And going by the other reviews here, this is a known problem, Apple. Looks like you're out of ideas on this one. If the next power cord I have does the same thing, my next laptop is going to be a thinkpad.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1500+ bad reviews vs. -200 good? Yes, there is a problem!

    • Written by from Reno

    The original T style adapter quit working after about a year. I was lucky enough to get a free replacement with the new L style one. From day one I have hated the "sticky" insulation on the new cords and now the insulation on the DC cord, about 2 inches from the L plug, has split and exposed the wiring inside. So, I am now in the market for a 3rd adapter in about 2 years. Come on Apple, more than 1500 1 and 2 star reviews vs. less than 200 4 and 5 star reviews? There is a problem with this product!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On number 3

    • Written by from Seguin

    I have had my MacBook for just over a year and on my third charger. The last two sparked, and got extremely hot! The last one sparked and got so hot the plastic melted on the charger!!! I am not sure that I will buy another MacBook even though I love apple products!! Seriously, design a new one before something tragic happens! I'm glad it happened when I was home!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lafayette

    So first of all this is a battery charger we're reviewing, it should not have this many bad reviews it either works or it doesn't the rest of it is how well you take care of your things.

    One thing Apple won't tell you though is some parts are just not compatible with other parts just because Apple likes to upgrade things and end up overlooking what is not being mentioned. Chargers especially. If you have a MACBOOK and are using the MACBOOK PRO charger, this will drain the MACBOOK'S battery. If you are charging a MACBOOK PRO with a MACBOOK charger this will kill the charger. DO NOT MIX AND MATCH!

    These chargers are made specifically for that computer model, so next time you purchase a charger or battery make sure you look up the model number not just the style of your computer.

    0 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design ever award

    • Written by from STAUNTON

    FOUR count them FOUR of these terribly designed power sources in FOUR years. Given that they cost about 100 bucks a pop, that's almost half the cost of the computer, AND the last time I argued for a free replacement, it took me hours of my time, a lot of anger, and an encounter with mac people that left me frustrated and shaking my head.

    Mac should replace these cords free of charge without the high drama required to get them to admit that the cord design is faulty, that they've made a terrible mistake, and that it's insane to charge 80 bucks for a cord.

    at the very least, they should charge no more than 20 bucks for a replacement. The bad energy I gather up every time I think about this stupid charger issue is enough to make me decide against replacing my computer (which I'm planning to do soon) with another mac.

    I hate it when a company makes a bad product design and then doesn't admit it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 years...

    • Written by from Oslo

    this last me like 2 years and its broken now..i don't how it works but always happen to me. and its quite expensive too especially is you need to go apple store in oslo.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe power adapter

    • Written by from Stony Point

    Apple should have NEVER changed the design for the magsafe power adapter. The whole reason behind the magsafe technology was to prevent your computer from being thrown off the desk if the wire were to get caught and tugged. These new magsafe adapters do not release your laptop as easily. Also, you are forced into plugging with the wire going behind your computer. The old power adapters allowed didn't block the extra usb space. Apple PLEASE get on this!!! I would have given it LESS than one star, but I wasn't able to.

    8 of 8 people found this useful