6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2010 1:55 PM by elmac
decsr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an iMac with the latest OS installed. I have continuing frustrating problem with my magic mouse.

Whenever I loose the magic mouse connection - for whatever reason (low battery, or changing batteries when the computer is one, or when I accidentally shut the mouse button on the bottom of the magic mouse), I CAN NOT get the mouse back unless I reboot my computer

It seems to me that if for whatever reason I try to restore the mouse, it should come back on in a reasonable amount of time.

Needless to say that having to reboot my computer every time the connection is lost and attempted to restore, is totally unsatisfactory.

Is there some special button or procedure I should be using to get the mouse connection back?

imac A1225, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • cyvi937 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    When it happens, have you tried selecting the Bluetooth icon in the Menubar, then Apple Wireless Mouse, then Connect? Of course do to this you would have to attach a USB mouse, but only briefly if it gets the Magic Mouse back.
  • cats01 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    According to the instruction book, you may have to tap the mouse once to reestablish the connection when you change batteries. Since you have to turn the mouse off to change the batteries, I assume that you may have to do the same thing when you just turn the mouse off for any reason. I've done numerous battery replacements and that procedure seems to work for me so far
  • decsr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have tapped the mouse "if not once 10 or 20 times" No luck on that front.
  • ZwhoHeBe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same issue and no one has posted a resolution in all the threads I have found. Complete random occurance. It has been working fine for months. Wife turned off the mouse one day and its been problematic ever since. The batteries have been checked and are fine. Quite frustrating.
  • IAS2010 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    there might be 2.4 ghz interference in the area, BT uses 2.4 GHz spectrum. a cordless phone or 2.4 Ghz router.
  • elmac Level 5 Level 5 (4,230 points)
    Hi, probably a little drastic but:- have you completely removed the mouse from BT (using a USB mouse)
    Then go with SMC reset..then Re Pair the BT mouse...L