I need to open up my optical mouse

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  1. job macrumors 68040

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    I have a lot of crud inside my Apple Pro mouse.

    Is there any way I can open it up to remove the dust that has been jammed up under the clear plastic bottom?
     
  2. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Re: I need to open up my optical mouse


    probably u can just take a small, flat head screwdriver and manage to pry open the plastic casing. Not sure what that would do to the mouse itself, but its the best i could come up with off the top of my head.

    I know this may be an exhausted option, but have u tried compressed air?
     
  3. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope. But I'm not sure how I'd be able to maximise the effects. I don't even think I could concentrate the air enough for it to be effective.
     
  4. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Re: I need to open up my optical mouse

    Yea compressed air may not be powerful enough to get into the cracks to dislodge the dust. I would suggest a commecial ari compressor, but that would cost more than a new mouse itself!

    If compressed air doesnt work and taking it apart is too risky for you, i suggest a new mouse is in order.
     

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