• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for awhile....

    • Written by Mark S from Fort Pierce

    Had a brand new spare MagSafe charger for my previous MacBook Pro so I bought a converter to have a second charger for my current MBP. I've used it with no problems for the past 3 plus years until recently. Only used it periodically over most of that time, but have used it a lot in the past 8 - 9 months, leaving one charger at work and one at home so I don't have to constantly unplug and wrap it up. The small cord frayed badly at the block on my MagSafe 2, so have been relying on the old one with the converter totally for the past 3-4 months. That is when problems started with the converter.
    Have cleaned it more than once and have been at the point where I spend 5 plus minutes making sure it is charging. Nothing worse than opening up my MacBook to see less than 10% charge after "charging" all night. Last night could not get it to work and when disconnecting it, the magnetic piece stayed in the charging slot separating from the converter!!! Was able to put it back and realized that when pushed in slightly it charges... for now.
    Was going to buy another converter, but after all the bad reviews not sure if spending $10 now and eventually spending $80 for a new complete MagSafe 2 is the way to go. Really don't want to lay out $80 right now!
    Gave it 3 stars because of how long I've used it.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Don't Assume The Reviewers Are Wrong - This Is A Piece Of Junk.

    • Written by RICHARD T from Great Falls

    It's not a matter of IF, it's a matter of WHEN this will fail. This is the worst piece of hardware to ever come out of Apple. I'm a die-hard fan and this is ridiculous - these always fail after a few months of use. It's sad, but you're just going to have to shell out the cash for a Magsafe 2 power supply and junk your old Magsafe. This converter is a short term fix only. You've been warned.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID THIS JUNK, really disappointed.

    • Written by michael A from london

    I can not believe this, I used this with my TB Display 27 to power my Macbook pro Retina 15, it worked for a year, not moved from the desk top, now suddenly the light is off and its not charging, if I wiggle it the battery icon changes to power icon, but the battery percentage doesn't change, the light is off completely.
    Now I am recharging with original cable.

    very poor quality.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by William M from Schenectady

    This adapter worked fine for the first few months I had it, but then it would just stop working after being plugged in for a while and the amber/green light on the charger would not be illuminated. Now it is very difficult to get it to connect properly when first connecting it, I have to jiggle it every which way to get it to finally connect. I'm also regularly using a compressed air cleaner to clean it and the other connections to get it to properly work. I use my Macbook on a desk so it's not like it's moving around a lot or at all where it might disconnect, I'd hate to see how this works when using it on your lap. I'd prefer not to have to purchase an $80 MagSafe 2 charger when this should do the job and work with my several MagSafe 1 chargers.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never got it to work.

    • Written by Gregory T from Los Angeles

    I would give it zero stars if I could. I'm using an 85w magsafe purchased less than a year ago, with the adapter that I purchased about 3 weeks ago. I got a new 15" macbook pro and didn't want to lug my charger from home to work and back every day.

    Found this, which looked like a perfect solution. Except it's never worked. Not even once. I've spent over an hour trying different things to get it to work, based on advice from message boards and from apple.

    The real pain is that it was like 10 bucks, and I threw the packaging away when I opened it. It's not worth my time to drive back to the store and spend 30 min-1 hour of my life getting that $10 back.

    I'm very irritated by this product, and by apple's shameless money-grab antics with new chargers for their laptops and phones.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing accessory

    • Written by JOHN M from LONDON

    I purchased a MacBook Pro 13" and a Thunderbolt display in November 2014. There was no option but to use the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter (which was included in the package). While I am very pleased with the performance of the computer an the display, the connector is a thoroughly unsatisfactory and not worthy of Apple, especially because it is the only means of connecting two pieces of equipment costing more that £2000. It rarely connects immediately and more often than not I have to spend time making adjustments to the connector before the light comes on. Even then, I cannot rely on the connection being sustained; many a time, I've left my MacBook Pro on charge, only to discover several hours later that it hasn't charged. I purchased a second adaptor, but it is no better. The assistants at the Apple Store are unable to help and simply tell me that I am not the only one who has the difficulty.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not immediately work when plugging in

    • Written by Gerald K from STRATHFIELD N

    It takes about 3-10 connects/disconnects for this thing to light up. Quite frustrating, almost willing to just buy the MS2 because of the annoyance.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix The MagSafe Adapter's Failure To Work

    • Written by Gerald B. C from EDGEWOOD

    Matthew G from Princeton on May 8, 2016 wrote that to correct the non-working of a MagSafe Adapter is to attach the Adapter to the computer FIRST and then connect the Power Cable to the Adapter.


    I do not how Mr. G stumbled upon/devined how to achieve such a fix, but it worked! for me, but only sometimes.

    I believe the better fix has to do with clearing microscopic debris from the connector pins that do not always allow power to be passed through the adapter. At least, when done in combination, that dual process works better for me.

    Maybe it's the spring-loaded pins!

    Great product idea, but poorly manufactured, I believe.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by Sorin T from Sollentuna

    I have used this for more than 1 month and it works very well.
    MagSafe from 13" MacBook Pro mid 2010 to 13" MacBook Pro 2015.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Reviews are true, BUT...

    • Written by Matthew G from Princeton

    I experienced the very same issues reported by many others; failing to work/charge after a few months. I tried a quick fix which was simply to first attach the adapter to my MacBook Pro Retina, THEN I would attach the cable directly to the adapter. Worked instantly with no issues. My hope is that this continues. Try it if you are struggling with yours!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Joseph B from SAINT LOUIS

    The best reason for wanting to adapt your MagSafe 1 adapter to work with a MagSafe 2 machine would be to alleviate the incessant disconnecting that occurs when your LAPTOP is on, well, your LAP! This "adapter" succeeds in rendering the right-angle MagSafe 1 adapter's right-angle design (which prevents disconnection every time one moves) thoroughly USELESS!

    Apple just make the MagSafe 2 adapter with the right-angle connector! I mean seriously, you obviously KNEW the original MagSafe design was flawed in this way so you made the right-angle version. What on earth made anyone believe that going BACK to the first generation MagSafe connector design was going to work. Oh yeah, I get it... we will introduce the "solution to the problem" for ANOTHER $80.00 after a year or so of complaints just like last time. How very "Microsoft" of you!

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product that usually fails to work within 12 months of use.

    • Written by Pete C from Moorooka

    I've purchased over 60 Apple Thunderbolt Displays in the last 12 months through the organisation I work with and greater than 80% of the included MagSafe2 Converters have failed to work within a 12 month period. Sometimes the failure is intermittent and can be resolved by methods mentioned in other reviews (jiggling the adapter, cleaning with an alcohol solution).

    I can't believe Apple would continue to sell such a terrible product especially when there is no option to have a MagSafe2 cord with the Thunderbolt Display (at least there wasn't at time of purchase). If you're using this with a regular power charger (not Thunderbolt Display) then you're more than likely going to be better off to just pay for the new charger that doesn't require the adapter.

    The sooner Apple updates the Thunderbolt Display to have a MagSafe2 cord by default, the better.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Catherine G from Reading

    The problem I have experienced since about a year after purchasing the Thunderbolt display to run with my mid-2012 MacBook Pro, is that getting the charging light to come on is a matter of wiggling the adapter about for an indeterminate length of time. Sometimes it works straightaway and other times my coffee has gone cold by the time I get it to connect. No charging light = no charging (although I think the display works ... I am not prepared to try this out again right now). However, I see no other solution to using the display with a newer MacBook Pro. Hence one star for a dodgy piece of equipment to allow two expensive other pieces of equipment to work together.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Converter does what it's supposed to do

    • Written by Shari B from Omaha

    These little converters allow me to keep using the older MagSafe adapters that came with our pre-Retina MacBook Pros with our new Retina models - which is the only thing I care about in reference to this particular product.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Saul E from New Market

    Those converters just stop working after several months. Not much to be added here. They don't work!
    Cons: stop working after a short while.
    Pros: NONE!!!
    (Gave it 1 star because 0 is not an option).

    103 of 119 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will fail under heavy use

    • Written by MARK A from Saint Albans

    I'm IT support for a large office with a lot of Thunderbolt monitors that still use the old magsafe connector. These things are constantly failing, some die after a few months of use. Very disappointing.

    113 of 125 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last UNLESS you clean them thoroughly

    • Written by Greg L from Cripple Creek

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who has failing adapters. Yes, I did get mine to work again, but only after brushing it with stiff brush AND cleaning it with a Q-tip dipped in alcohol on both sides of the adapter. NOT something that should have to be done on a regular basis. Design FAIL.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by Corey Q from Pullman

    I bought 2 adapters. Right out of the box one worked and the other didn't. I'd be willing to believe that I just got a lemon but considering the number of poor reviews, I don't think that's the case.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Off and On, Shouldn't Even be Necessary

    • Written by Andrew O from Syracuse

    I purchased at 2015 MacBook Pro, alongside a brand new Apple Cinema Display. First off, I was disappointed to find that Apple hasn't even updated their Cinema Display to work natively with the new MacBook Pro MagSafe port. You'd think after spending over $1,000 on a display, and then $2,000+ on a laptop, that Apple would've had the foresight to update the adapter on the Cinema Display. As a business that prides itself on design and ease-of-use, this is just ridiculous.

    Secondly, the converter doesn't work reliably. I've purchased two in the last three months. There are no moving parts, so I don't understand the converters lose contact and refuse to charge the laptop after about 30-40 days. My second one is now acting up.

    The MagSafe converter is the only option to get these two devices to work properly with each other, and with that, you'd think Apple would make something that would work reliably.

    85 of 96 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can stop working with some power supplies.

    • Written by Michael H from Philadelphia

    I have 4 MagSafe 1 PSs and 3 adapters. Two of the power supplies have stopped working with the adapters; the other 2 power supplies still work. The faulty supplies sorta work: the MacBook knows it has a power supply attached (the screen brightens and the menu icon shows a lightning bolt), but the cable light stays off and the battery level does not go up OR down, it maintains at its current percentage. Very odd.

    16 of 17 people found this useful