5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2007 4:21 AM by DaddyPaycheck
chris II Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Anyone else have a problem opening the battery cover on apple's wireless mouse? I dread having to replace batteries because it's alway finicky about opening. Recently, when it finally opened the metal strip inside fell out. I put it back on, but it falls off as soon as I turn over the door to close it. finally got it to stay. Seems like a very wimpy construction and poor design, making it tricky to open. Anyone else have this problem?

Mac G5 2.3 dp, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
    Hi chris II-

    When the metal strip falls out it is broken. It will be covered under your warranty or AppleCare.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck
  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 Level 8 (36,730 points)
    Hello chris:

    If the mouse is out of warranty, a tiny dot of epoxy super glue will fix the metal strip and glue it into place. I almost never recommend a "home repair," but I read about this awhile ago and decided I had little to lose - either it worked or I bought a new mouse. If the mouse is in warranty, by all means get a new one as daddy suggests.

    Barry
  • chris II Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    It's under warranty and I'm getting it replaced for the 2nd time. Both times the battery door has been very finicky about opening. So, my actual question is: has anyone else found it difficult to get the door open when replacing the battery? The reason I ask is because I'm trying to decide if it's just a bad design and I'm wasting my time with replacements - maybe I should invest is a 3rd party wireless mouse? But, again, I would appreciate hearing from others - is the door easy to open every time, or has it been problematic?
  • the new beat Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    When I had the bluetooth mouse, the cover was not unusually hard to open, but I did have trouble with the metal strip breaking off on two different mice. I just think the door is poorly designed. That, among with a few other issues, such as the weight of the mouse, led me to ditch it in favor of a 3rd party. I wish I woulded haved ditched it earlier.
  • DaddyPaycheck Level 6 Level 6 (16,035 points)
    Hi chris II-

    I am voting for poor design. I gave up on it myself and went back to a wired mouse.

    Luck-

    -DaddyPaycheck