Opening an Apple Pro Mouse

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by awulf, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. awulf macrumors 6502

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    I think the cable of my apple pro mouse is become defective or lose at mouse end. Does anyone know how to open up the mouse?

    If I wiggle the cable a bit the mouse turns of, and it also turns of when I use it sometimes.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Re: Opening an Apple Pro Mouse

    Is it less than a year old? Would it be covered by warranty or Apple Care?

    Just a thought before you try surgery.
     
  3. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    mine's like that too, it jumps around and turns off every now and then. i'm past my 90 days of phone support, so if i call applecare regarding a new mouse, will they charge me?
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    That should be no charge as it's a hardware call. Or if you live near an Apple Store, you could talk to them.
     
  5. awulf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Re: Re: Opening an Apple Pro Mouse

    It's already nearly two years old. So it isn't covered.
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    This also happens to a mouse at school.
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    If I don't hold this mouse properly, the curser also jumps around the screen some of the time.
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    this is a well known weakness of pro mice. i really doubt you'll have luck opening and closing it-- probably just better to buy a new one. But if you go that route, you might as well try to open it, for curiosity's sake..

    if it were me, i'd get a very tiny flat screwdriver and just start gently prying things up, until it becomes clear how it's held together. a magnifying glass can help. but there's always the chance that it's sealed shut--

    pnw
     
  7. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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