6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2014 12:32 PM by sjg33
grantcv1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I received a Magic Mouse for Christmas. Something I have noticed about my Magic Mouse is how often it goes through batteries. It seems I am replacing batteries every other week. Well, it gets worse. I had guests for two weeks and my mac sat unused for the entire time. When I returned to the Mac, to my horror the batteries had leaked. I tried to clean up the goop that leaked out, but the battery cover is ruined, eaten almost all through by the acid in the battery.


So now, after 8 months of use, I have to go and buy another mouse.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Well, whatever you do, don't buy that brand of battery again


    It is true, for many people the MM really drains the batteries relatively quickly.  For the amount of daily use I use my machine the average lifetime is about 9 days (I was keeping records of this just to see how long).  I knew, from reading posts on this subject, that the only solution was to use rechargeables.  Even Apple sells a charger but I don't think much of it.


    For rechargables I recommend Sanyo Eneloop's and a descent charger.

  • grantcv1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For the record, the battery that leaked was a Duracell battery - probably popped it in the mouse a month ago. And now the mouse is ruined

  • hnicdao Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This just happened to me, also with Duracell batteries.


    Duracell offers a guarantee that if there's a defect in batteries you use that causes damage to electronic items, they'll repair it or replace it for free, if you mail it in with the batteries.  I think I'm gonna do this...


    http://www.duracell.com/en-US/battery-care-disposal.jspx (last paragraph on the page)

  • SioGirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This just happened to me, but with the original batteries that came with the mouse (Energizer advanced), going to try to get a new one.....

  • Todd I Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This also happened to my "Magic Mouse".    It seems like this was common years/decades ago, but I haven't had another device do this in years.  It also seems like there are a lot of reports of this with this mouse. 


    Is the mouse causing this problem?   Is Apple doing something for people who experience this problem?

  • sjg33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem with Energizer batteries.  It seems like the mouse is the problem, not the batteries.  I called support and they said that they can't do anything because they aren't "Apple" batteries.  Seriously?  They only have a 1 year warranty.  The senior supervisor said that their products are not meant to last more than a year.  They wouldn't even give me a discount on a new mouse.  And they were really rude on the phone.  I would not recommend this mouse to anyone.