• 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Wallasey

    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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm must be missing something here with MS2???

    • Written by from Kanpur

    With my old Mac Book Air, I had the "L" shaped MagSafe 1. No worries at all. When I bought the Mac Book Pro (retina) 13.3", it came with Mag Safe 2. Now the "jutting out" design of this interface means that whenever I sit crossed legged on my bed and use my laptop as a LAPTOP should be used (let's go back in history and name Apple notebooks "laBtops", because they could only be used in the LAB), the slightest move in posture dislocates the MS2 from the notebook. WHICH DRUNK IMBECILE WAS CHOSEN to design this in retrograde manner? Can't some things be left alone, as they have neared perfection, as was MS1 in my case. The L shape of the MS 1 made sure that even trying to yank it out wouldn't work. With MS2, a simple move of my thigh, and there we have it, it's lying NEXT to the ProBook, rather than charging it. If Bill Gates made a mistake by stating, "Who would ever need more than 640KB RAM", then MS2 is the biggest technological Faux Pas till date. My 7 year old daughter can come up with a million brighter ideas. FIRE THAT A**hole. I've stopped using Mac Laptops since then, and have switched to WIndows Laptops (let's re-migrate folks..... call Han, Leia and Luke to join forces with The Emperor. Can't wait for WIndows 10 Pro to be launched. LONG LIVE THE EVIL EMPIRE AND DARTHY!!!!! At least they don't goof up on common sense things.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don´t buy it.

    • Written by from København Ø

    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 !!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product - Save your money

    • Written by from Madison

    I disregarded all the bad reviews and tried this adapter anyway. It worked fine for a couple months but is no longer functioning so I'm going to need to buy a new $80 power cable instead of a $10 fix. Pretty lame and a waste of money.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works if jiggled

    • Written by from La Jolla

    This thing is so finicky it's almost useless. If it's not jiggled into the correct position, my macbook pro stops charging, even though the adapter is connected. Any slight movement causes it to loose connection. I've had it replaced 3 times at the apple store. All work for the first couple times, then start to loose connectivity.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Near Impossible To Use

    • Written by from Winter Springs

    I don't know how Apple is even selling these they are so ineffective. It never supplies enough power for my laptop to charge, it just supplies enough power for it to run on while plugged in (but the battery doesn't charge), but that's when it is in a good mood, and has been jiggled just right, flipped up and down and begged to work. Most the time, it won't even supply enough power for it to power the laptop, or if it is supplying enough power to run it (but not charge) it suddenly just stops doing that, even though nothing has changed. I have tried it with multiple charging cables (in case it was the cable) and my husband's laptop, with the same effect. What a garbage product. VERY disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I'd believed the one-star reviews.

    • Written by from Fitzroy

    I couldn't believe this was as bad as some of the reviews suggested. I ordered one so my old power-adapter wouldn't go to waste. It worked four times: the first time straight away and then three more times after a lot of jiggling and cleaning the pins. I took it back to the Apple Store and they replaced it with a new one. The new one worked once. After I charged my laptop and then disconnected it, it has never worked again despite endless cleaning and jiggling. They should sell these in packs of 20 and mark them "Single Use Only".

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless and Faulty

    • Written by from STAMFORD

    I have bought several of these in order to extend the life and functionality of several of my old MS1 Power Adapters ... and in order to contribute to a greener planet by not discarding the completely useful old Adapters.
    Unfortunately I'll have to buy a 3rd one soon, because they are complete pieces of garbage. The 1st Converter stopped working after a week and may work 1% of the time if properly nudged around. I've met several people with the same but less severe issue. The 2nd Converter works about half of the time, but again, needs nudging.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    • Written by from Barwon Heads

    Worked for about 5 months.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never worked

    • Written by from New Paltz

    I wish that I could say it worked for a little while, but it hasn't worked at all, ever. In fact, since trying to use it my old magsafe chargers now no longer charge my old macbooks. So not only was this a $10 waste of money, I suspect that it has also cost me $160 in old chargers as well. Very disappointed in Apple!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply doesn't work

    • Written by from Littleton

    I bought one of these it worked for a couple weeks then stopped charging. It will hold the current battery level but wont charge the battery. I purchased another one and it did not work at all. I have tried this with two separate charges with no success. Im really surprised apple is ok with selling such a piece of junk, and am baffled as to why there are so many problems with such a simple piece of hardware.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Newly purchased and didn't work at all. My Mac fails to any receive power when using the adapter. Not the finest Apple accessory I've ever bought!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Becomes faulty

    • Written by from Kenmare

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails after a year

    • Written by from London

    Like many others here, my converter failed after a year, it is useless.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by from New York

    After a couple of weeks, the converter no longer will charge the battery. It does transmit power but without the ability to charge it is basically useless. Really disappointed.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats, falls apart and is unreliable

    • Written by from Burg

    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!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgrace

    • Written by from Dob

    Like many of you report, for me also this magsafe to magsafe 2 converter totally failed. I just does not carry power over it. I looks like there became connection pin to pin problem. Anyway a totally shame on apple. I think Apple should replace all those faulty adapters to the proper ones.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 for 3

    • Written by from London

    I have three of these. One for my personal Macbook Pro - and another two that I use at work (I have a lot of Macbook Pro's in my life). All three came with Thunderbolt displays and are used to power the MacBooks via the display's power cable.

    More often than not, all three fail to deliver power to the macbook, and after some random wiggling of the thing, it will eventually spring back to life... but you never know for how long.

    And it's not just me. Most people in my office have a Macbook Pro with a thunderbolt display. We all experience the same issue.

    Now I have charging anxiety and I'm constantly keeping one eye on the Mag Safe connector and the charging icon in the menu bar. I'd use the MacBooks charger if we had available plug sockets, but we don't. This product is not fit for the purpose it was designed for. It's not even worth the 1 star I'm forced to give it for this review.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor poor product not befitting of Apple's engineering reputation

    • Written by from Hoboken

    I've just ordered another one of these converters, not because they are good products but because the last one stopped working after about a year of use and I have no alternative.

    Given the multitude of extremely challenging engineering problems Apple routinely excel at solving, it seems bizarre to me that they could mess up what boils down to a solid lump of metal with no moving parts and a few electrical connections. From an engineering perspective this converter is less complicated than a power strip and I have plenty of those which have lasted decades.

    Given the reviews, this is clearly not something Apple really care about or want to put time into. They're waiting for everyone to upgrade their machines...

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disgrace

    • Written by from apex

    Stops working after a few months. Connect the converter to my Thunderbolt display, connect that to my laptop, doesn't charge the battery anymore.

    17 of 17 people found this useful