• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Reviews are true, BUT...

    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!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless!

    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!

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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

    Dodgy

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Converter does what it's supposed to do

    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.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great converter IF YOU WANT TO BUY A NEW ONE AFTER ONLY SEVERAL MONTHS!

    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).

    52 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will fail under heavy use

    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.

    50 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last UNLESS you clean them thoroughly

    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.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    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.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Off and On, Shouldn't Even be Necessary

    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.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can stop working with some power supplies.

    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.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    Allows my MBP to run without using up battery but does not charge battery until I disconnect / reconnect a few times.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't throw out your old chargers

    This is an excellent little converter that prolongs the life or usage of your old adaptors. A bit over-priced, but a lot cheaper than a new adaptor.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails to charge

    Bought this to enable me to use my old charging leads since Apple kindly changed the docking point. This worked for about a month then died for no apparent reason.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I just had a duff one, but it looks like I am not alone

    I've been using one of these adapters for a couple of months on my macbook pro with a suitable wattage power supply, but now find that it has become unreliable. If I borrow a colleagues then it works fine, but switching back to mine results in pot luck as to whether it will decide to charge. The laptop detects it and switches to 'Power Adapter' mode, but doesn't actually charge up. I came to purchase a replacement, but having read the other reviews I will be investing in a new power supply instead.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don´t buy it.

    It does not work !!! It broke my two old macbook chargers. Now we can not charge our macbook pro. : - (((( Sad story. I tried to save some money but ended up with a big loss !!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little adaptor!

    Great for using an old adaptor as a spare. enables me to have two adaptors, one at work and one at home - without having to buy a whole new adaptor. sweet

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Becomes faulty

    Worked fine initially but started to lose connection and has now become totally unreliable. The light stays green indicating a full charge,when it's not, and it won't charge. I can only assume the little pins aren't making contact. I've tried to clean it but it's made no difference.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, needs periodic cleaning

    This converter has never let me down, and after more than a year, I have found the secret to making sure that it reliably carries the power: clean the contact points at both ends (and especially the recessed end). If you do ts, it will work very reliably.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats, falls apart and is unreliable

    I am using the converter to connect a "Retina" MBP to my Cinema display. For one, the converter often fails to reliably connect the MBP to the power source provided by the display. This may have to do with the fact that dirt likes to collect within the converter's connecting pins. I also think it is a general engineering issue, which has to do with the fact that an additional plug in between generally likes to cause connectivity issues. Often (but not always), the problem can be resolved by moving and tilting the converter until the MBP properly connects.

    Worse than that, after two years of sporadic use, the converter started falling apart. As a result of that it also started to overheat to a point that I couldn't touch it without pain. This is when I stopped using it as I was concerned that it may cause damage to the MBP or even start a fire on my desk.

    tl;dr: dangerous garbage!