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replacement bottom plate for mouse

714 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2006 9:42 AM by Scott Loiselle RSS
shew82 Calculating status...
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Jul 1, 2006 1:25 PM
Is it possible to get a replacement bottom plate for an apple bluetooth mouse? The switch part on mine has broken and it seems a shame to have to replace the whole thing (I've tried gluing to no avail).

Mac Mini G4, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • gh0sted Calculating status...
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    Jul 4, 2006 2:31 AM (in response to shew82)
    The metal covering on the bottom of mine popped off, there fore the optical beam will no longer fire up. I am most disappointed =(
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Scott Loiselle Calculating status...
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    Jul 4, 2006 9:28 AM (in response to gh0sted)
    Me too. My Apple bluetooth mouse (1st gen) worked fine for a year or so, then the metal plate inside the cover popped off. I reattached it. When I turn it on, the LED comes on, everything looks normal but it doesn't work.

    When I go to "set up new device" and browse, it actually finds the wireless mouse about one try in 3, but when I try to pair with it, it's like it isn't there at all. Frustrating. I like Apple enough to pay a premium for their peripherals but not if they don't work.

    PB17" G4 G5, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Scott Loiselle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 4, 2006 9:42 AM (in response to shew82)
    I feel silly because it was working 5 minutes after my first post.

    First, superglue the metal plate back onto the plastic cover.

    Now, with the cover off, look at the exposed optical device, see the top round thing, then the clear plastic part that juts up, the the white (opaque) part? That white part is the switch, it gets pushed downward when you slide the little door to activate the mouse. Mine wasn't pushing down far enough to turn it on and keep it on, so I took a blade and bent out the curved end of the metal plate so that it would depress the switch further. It now works like before. Hope this helps, good luck.

    PB17" G4 G5, Mac OS X (10.3.9)


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