I had one of the first Macbooks, and after about six months the wire near the Magsafe connector melted. Now, 8 months into ownership of my MBP, the charger is being really flaky and I now have to play with the cable for up to 5 mins before it will charge. I have a new one on the way, but am curious - are these chargers usually so unreliable? My MBP is largely used in one room. For one week every two months I do consultancy work in London and at that point my laptop is carted round in a bag, but it's not as if my charger is dragged around and abused.